Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Happy New Year everyone! I am so thankful for the many friends and followers who have helped this little blog grow to 268 followers in just 6 short weeks. WOW!!! My dearest friend Dawn was the biggest help of all. She taught me everything about blogging, ran the Candy contests, the Doodle Diva blog and personally contacted many of you all over the world to tell you about Karen's Doodles! Thank you Dawn!!! Be sure to visit Dawns Crafts to see all of her beautiful projects.

Do you have any suggestions about what new additions you would like to see this year? What about challenges? What would inspire you? What would be fun? How about tutorials? I was thinking about teaching my techniques for coloring with watercolor pencils. Also tutorials for drawing and shading-interested?
Please use this post for suggestions, ideas, inspirations, anything you can think of to make this little blog grow into a community of true friends:-)
Big Hugs to all of you!


Gro said...

Tutorials and challenges is always fun :o)

Nancy said...

YAYH congratulations on the success, Karen:O) I LOVE to come here to look at your cuties:O) I have some cards waiting to be shown:O)
Challenges are alwais fun, tutorials too. I love to colour with my watercolour pencils, only!!!:O)
I would love to see more of your cute turtle, and maybe you can make some cute hedgehogs:O)
I can't wait to see what you come up with next time, and I am looking forward following your blog this year.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Shading is always a problem, well for me anyway! And for some others I've noticed, so please do those!

Anne said...

Hi Karen
Challenges sounds great but what I'd like to know is if you also illustrated Oink Finds an Egg? I'd love some of the characters in the book:) Moo is fabby and Grandma and Grandad are just too cute for words!!!
Whatever you do I'm sure it will be a huge success and I can't wait to see what happens next
Anne x

Unknown said...

I think challenges would be great! I'd love to play along with you and Dawn! She is a doll isn't she? I love your images and I'd love to see tutorials on you watercoloring techniques, etc.
Kim xXx

Doodle Queen said...

Yes, I also illustrated the book "Oink Finds an Egg" I will be adding on the book for sale soon. It will be a wonderful book for Easter. Great idea to add stamps of the characters in the book :-)Thanks to everyone else for their fabbie ideas! Keep 'em coming. Nancy, you inspired me to post a hedgehog drawing. Look for it later today :-)

Catherine said...

Hi Karen ! It would be absolutely wonderful to have a tutorial for coloring with watercolor pencils ! What a brilliant idea ! Smile from Catherine

Pop's Cards said...

OMG i so love all your designs, i will be back to buy some (stupid paypal needs to verify a new card) i especially love the horse and girl so very sweet. Big hugs pops x x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
Manycongrats to you and to Dawn (we are brill us Dawn's you know!) I love your images and as soon as pay day comes around I will be back for more. I only have one or two at the moment but will be increasing my stash very soon. Tutorials on colouring are always good and challenges too. I am sure that whatever you come up with will be marvellous.
Dawn xx

Tracy.H said...

First off...I am just waiting for payday and then I will be ordering some of your wonderful images.

Yes! I would love to see some challenges and some tutorials on coloring and shading would be awesome!! :0)

Meredith said...

Your images are the cutest new line I've seen in a long time!! I've never used digi images, and I'm already making a list of the ones I'm going to purchase!

Any coloring tutorials would be great!

Rachel said...

Hi there, first of all i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your images and your blog is wonderful. you gals are fantastic. I would love to see more of the little girl with pig tails in love at first sight and first kiss. maybe some of her by herself. nonetheless, i will keep coming back, your images are wayyy too cute!! Tutorials and Challenges would be great!
Rachel :0)

Rikki Holley said...

I agree with everybody here that your images are the cutest ever.

I loved FernGully :0)

I love all kinds of animals and would love to see animals lots of them.


Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your success!!! I adore your images,and have already purchased some,I just need some time to use them.The challenges are a great idea and maybe you could do some themed images eg my daughter wants a pirate party and I could only find one pirate girl after much searching and purchased that.
Hugs xx

Chris (catt871) said...

I am SO glad I found you!!! Your images are sooo cute and so UP my alley!!! I would love to see more cute animals - especially that turtle and squirrel you have in your header?!?!?! SOoooo cute!!!! Tutorials are great - I don't use my watercolour crayons enough so to learn how from a pro would be awesome!! Challenges are fun too!!! I'd play along!!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Your images are so fabulous!! I think challenges would be fun!!

Animals are good, kids too, love the boy and girl your work and the images you have available right now, so anything works for me!!

Heather Huggins said...

Tutorials are always fun.. I have a friend having a 4th of July BBQ and has requested invites.. How about a couple of kids having a picnic?? :)

Loz said...

OMG! Only just stumbled across your site... am making a list for my upcoming birthday! Your hedgehogs are super cute! I'd love a cow image! :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Tutorials are always good! I really love your animal creations. They all look so wonderful. Have you ever thought of maybe doing a chinchilla? I don't think anyone out there has one. So I would like to see a super cute chinchilla!

Chris (catt871) said...

I had to laugh when I saw your "hunting widow" image...I often say that I am a "fishing widow" - my husband fishes in the summer, AND winter!!! And now, to top it all off, he has a new hobby so I am not only a "fishing widow", I am a "Remote Control car racing widow" LOL Boys and their toys!!!!

Mummylade said...

I would love a tutorial on shading