Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 27 - Add Some Embossing - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 17 July

Week 25/26 - Frame It - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 3 July

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Week 27 - Add Some Embossing... Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles

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Hi everyone, Friday all ready!

Are you all surviving the UK heat wave?!
Hope you are managing to keep cool, where ever you are :-)

It's the start of a new challenge here at Polkadoodles.
Our theme for this fortnight is

Add some Embossing
(that could be any type of embossing technique)

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday, 17th July to enter.

Our Random Winner for this challenge will win ......
 $10 of downloads from the store!

Please remember there are only two entries per person.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
The few rules we do have are over there in the side bar ------->

We are very excited to also introduce some new faces to the team this week - we are honoured to have some Guest Designers joining us!

So please say a big hello to ...

We are so chuffed and blessed to have these 3 talented crafters joining us for the next few weeks so make sure you pop over to their blogs and follow them for lots of inspiration!

 
Jessie: I use Octavia Moonfly Wistful and coloured her up with my copic markers. For my embossed element I used Stampendous Shabby White and sprinkled it around the image and then heat embossed it, lots of layers finish off this fun shabby card



Susan: I have used Eden Blossoms coloured with Promarkers. My embossing is the backing done with Birds and Swirls embossing folder and also the flowers have been stamped onto vellum and embossed



Jackie:




... and the Design Team have been working hard too - here are their fabulous makes for the start of this new challenge.

Penny - with the beautiful pre-coloured image from the Serenity Collection - Serenity Joyful.  She is also an uncoloured Digi image.   The Collection as always has stunning digital papers and sentiments. I printed on glossy to allow the colours to really pop.   Our theme is Embossing and I chose to use both dry embossing with folders and embossing paste with a stencil and Whipped Spackle Paste.   The coloured image allowed me to make this card up really swiftly.


Asha - My card features a fairy from the sweet Serenity Fairy Collection. She's called Serenity Blossom and is also available as a separate download. I coloured her with Polychromo pencils. The patterned paper is from the Work and Play 10: Country Life Collection. I dry embossed it and inked it to make the swirly design stand out. The ticket tag is from the Serenity Fairy Collection. To finish I added Stickles and bling.


Scatty Jan - For my Embossing card I have used the lovely digi image Luna, coloured with Graph'It markers and a couple of Polychromo also using the White shake it Graph'It pen. I have embossed a tag using a butterfly folder and used distress ink over it. The papers I have used are the Distressed wood printables that I have also ink distressed the edges to match the colours used. Finished off with ribbon, flowers, gems and bling.


Karon -  I have used the wonderful Twiggy and Toots collection for my creation this week.  The striped background has been embossed and inked using a woodgrain effect embossing folder.  All the papers, and sentiments are from this wonderful collection.  I used one of the Design sheets and pre-coloured image and the Design Sheet is available as a single download too :-)


Cheremane - For my inspiration this time I've used the beautifully stunning  Serenity Fairy Wishes Collection.  I have used the pre-coloured Serenity Joyful Digi as my main image. For my embossing I have used an embossing folder on the butterfly edge and sanded it back for tone and then added frantage embossing powder for detail too. I have also embossed my die cut frame. The papers and sentiment are all from the Serenity Fairy Wishes Collection as well. Such a stunning collection and so easy to work with.


Agnieszka - hello Crafters :) Today I want to share with you my exploding box ful of owls ;), this time I used Twiggy and Toots collection :) I added pre-coloured images with owls and two tinny wodden owls. For my embossing I used embossing folder. In the middle of my box (under lid) is a place where you can write something:) I hope you like it. Happy crafting.



Wonderful creations and inspiration from the Design Team and our wonderful
Guest Designers.

The winners for our Frame It challenge will be announced next Friday.

Not it's your turn to get crafting and enter our fabulous new challenge

Add some Embossing.

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Week 26 - Frame It... Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles

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Hello everyone it's Friday!!
Another week gone and here we are into Summer. Do you have any plans? We will all still be crafting away!.   Keep an eye out for some knew scrumptiousness coming soon, but In the meantime, treat yourself to some of the fabulous recent releases...


We are into Week 2 of our Frame it challenge
and you can ENTER HERE
and have some more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

The winners of our Father's Day/Anything Male challenge are at the end of this post.

Don't forget you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges,
and please remember only 2 entries per person.
The rules are over there in the side bar ------>

Now lets take a look at the fabulous creations this week!...

Asha - It seems like I'm hooked on the Serenity Fairy collection. Everything you see on this card is from this CD. The digi image is called Serenity Princess and is available separately to download. I coloured her with Faber Castell Polychromos and a few embellies from my stash. Hop over to my blog and you'll see her in full.

Scatty Jan - For the Frame It challenge I decided to use 4 of the Oddellas, I love these there so much fun to colour up. I have used Oddella Bow, Oddella Bag, Oddella Twig and Oddella Heart. All coloured with Graph'It Markers. The photo film strip was cut out on my portrait.


Penny  - With a photo booth layout using the fabulous Twiggy and Toots pre-coloured images.  I imported the images into my Silhouette Cameo and cropped them down to create a photobooth layout.   The images being precoloured made this such a simple project.   I used glossy cardstock to make the images pop.   The background paper is also from the kit and it was really easy to colour match some elements to make it all come together.


Lou - I have used the scrummy Rose Budd collection to create my card. I only needed to print one elements sheet and one page full of flowers. My frame is very subtle as wanted the floral elements to stand out.

Karon - I have used 4 of the fabulous fairies from the Serenity collection for my Frame It.  I couldn't resist using them to make a 4 Season canvas.  I used for Spring - Serenity Fairy Kisses, for Summer -  Serenity Dancing, for Autumn - Serenity Earthstar, and finally for Winter - Serenity Joyful.  The rest of the bits and pieces are listed on my blog. else I will be here all day and you need to get crafting too :-)

Cheremane - I have used the stunning Octavia Moonfly collection to create my inspiration for you. Its the perfect collection if you adore fairy's but to be honest who dosen't love a Fairy. I have used Octavia Mooning Washing Day Digi as my main image which you can find Here. The papers, ribbon, flowers and sentiment are all from the Octavia collection, look at all that texture in those papers and that's exactly how they print, how fabulous is that.

Jenny - I've used the Serenity collection this time, but I've used a pre-coloured image as I was a bit pushed for time. You can also buy her on her own if you fancy a single digi she's called Serenity Fairy Cake.

Beautiful creations!

Now without further ado, lets announce our winner and Top 3
from our Father's Day/Anything Male challenge

Our winner (chosen by Random Org) is

#53 - Diane W
You have won a £10 download voucher for the store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD26001Wk23 to claim you prize.

Our Top 3 chosen by the Design Team

#38 - Pirjoliini
#68 - Mimi
#80 - Meg

Well done everyone, and don't forget to take your blinkies from the side bar.

Now it's your turn to get busy crafting and enter our latest challenge


You can enter HERE.

Have a great week everyone :-)


Friday, 19 June 2015

Week 25 - Frame It - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!

Have you have all been visiting the Polkadoodles store lately? Nikky is constantly adding new loveliness for everyone, the latest release  really is not to be Missed!!



We have a new challenge for you and our theme is
Frame It
This could be a die cut frame, a metal frame, an embellishment frame - so long as it's a frame it fits!

You can make anything you like for the challenge, as long as it follows the theme.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
Our rules are over there in the side bar ---->
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 3rd July to enter

Our random winner for this challenge will win $10 of downloads from the store!

We are very excited to also introduce some new faces to the team this week - we are honoured to have some Guest Designers joining us!
So please say a big hello to 
We are so chuffed and blessed to have these 3 talented crafters joining us for the next few weeks so make sure you pop over to their blogs and follow them for lots of inspiration!

Now lets take a look at the fabulous creations this week!...


Susan (GDT) . - For my Wall Plaque I have used The Game Keeper from Work & Play 10 - Country Life which you can find in the shop both as a Digi and also a CD which you can find in the shop here...The sentiment is a Freebie which you can download from the store. The frame is a chipboard ring painted with Mod Podge and Acrylic paint. I have used my Promarkers to colour the image and Distressed Inks, and various dies details can be found on my blog post...


Jessie (GDT) I used Oddella Bow, and the frame is very simple made with veneer paper and simple cut with my paper trimmer
Jackie GDT Altered canvas featuring Odella. Details for making this are on my blog

NazI have used two separate digis for my card, one dog/puppy and the other one chick, both are from WORK & PLAY 10 COUNTRY LIFE Collection.  I coloured the images with Copics and added some glossy accent to the dog's nose.  I used Nesting Ovals Kaisercraft Decorative Die to cut the patterned paper and then I placed my image under that, then I used the same die and the largest die together to create the orange border.  The sentiment I have used is also from Polkadoodles. to finish off my card I added few star diecuts.
Anita - Hi there today for my make for our frame it challenge I have used Cycling girl available here on the Work and play collection 4 this collection is devine with its co- ordinating papers and of course I popped her behind a frame.


Wendy - For this weeks card, I've used the idea of a taking an instant photo and using that as the pictures frame.The image is 'Fishing' is from Work & Play 7, but is also available as a digi here. I've printed on water colour card and coloured using Distress Markers. All the backing papers, sentiment and the 'Gone Fishing' sign are also all from the same collection.
Anjie - I have used the Serenity Princess image and coloured her in with my Graph'It Markers. You can buy the whole Serenity collection on a CD HERE which includes 10 images and oodles of other lushness! If you can't wait for a CD to arrive you can buy it as a download package HERE, or individually HERE. More details on my blog.
Claire C I've used this adorable image from the Serenity Collection, you can get the whole collection here as a download or here as a CD. The collection is full of beautiful images, papers, embellies and other goodies but if you prefer 'Serenity Resting' is available as a digi stamp here. I've coloured her with my Graph'It markers and used some of the lovely papers from Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs too.
So much wonderful inspiration.

Can't wait to see what you come up with, we love visiting your blogs 
to take a look see at your wonderful creations.
Remember only 2 entries per person please.

We will announce the winner of our Fathers Day/ Anything Male challenge next Friday.

Have a great week!
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Friday, 12 June 2015

Week 24 - Fathers Day/Anything Male - Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!

Just take a looksie at what our Nikky has been up to this week


How amazing are these characters!!

Inspiration week here at Polkadoodles, for Week 2 of our 

Father's Day/Anything Male

Our random winner for this challenge will win a £10 download voucher for the store! 

You can make anything you like for the challenge, as long as it follows the theme.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
Our rules are over there in the side bar ------>

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 19 June to enter

Our random winner for this challenge will win a £5 download voucher for the store!
Our Winner and top 3 for our challenge Girly But No Pink can be found at the bottom of this post

Now lets take a look at the fabulous creations from our Design Team.

NazThe stamp I have used for this card is from TWIGGY AND TOOTS collection. 
I coloured the image with Copics and cut it out. Owl's party hat, balloons and the banner as well as the happy birthday sentiment are all from Polkadoodles Cherryblossom Lane
For the word DAD I used Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Block Words.
I used some Wink of Stella glitter clear pen on the balloons, the hat and and the banner.
To finish off my card, I added few pearls for embellishment.
Claire C  I had a lovely evening colouring one of the gorgeous images from Twiggy and Toots with my Graph'It Markers. I adore this collection, you can find it here on CD or here as a download or if you prefer you can get the digi on its own too, its called Gone Fishing. I've added lots of lovely papers and embellies from the collection and as always Nikky has come up with a fabulous selection of sentiments too


Jenny - I have used an older collection for my card, I decided on a card for my friends grandson. I used one of the boys from the Pretty Tuff collection.  He isn't easily pleased and doesn't like too much fuss so hopefully he'll like this.

Wendy - So for my Fathers Day card, I've used elements from Work and Play 3, available as a CD rom or downloadable here. Both backing papers are from the Male Caravan section, with the check paper having been re-coloured in Craft Artist. The sentiment is also from this collection and I suspect originally susposed to match with the Doctors in the collection, but fits perfectly with my theme. The image is also available as a digi for you to colour here.




AnjieI have used the Skateborder image from the Work and Play 11 collection. The image is also available on it's own HERE. I have coloured him with my Prisma pencils. All the papers, embellies and borders are also from the same collection.

Anita - Hi there everyone today for my Fathers day / male make I have used the postman and co- ordinating papers from the Work and Play 4 Collection  , He is also available on his own Here, I have not coloured him this time round I used the pre coloured version it prints out a dream.
Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our
Girly But No Pink challenge
93 - Andrea
You have won £5 voucher to spend  instore
Please contact us HERE and quote PD24001Wk21 to claim your prize.

Our Top 3, chosen by the Design Team,
60 - Jacee
74 - Jessie
79 - Gail L 
Well done and don't forget your badges

You can enter the Fathers Day / Anything Male challenge HERE

Friday, 5 June 2015

Week 23 - Father's Day/Anything Male - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hello!   Friday again!
Where has the year gone!  June already!

I hope you have all been visiting the Polkadoodles store lately.
Nikky is constantly adding new loveliness for everyone.

The latest release has been a real favourite with all you lovely people out there.

We have a new challenge for you for this fortnight
and our theme is

Father's Day/Anything Male

You can make anything you like for the challenge, as long as it follows the theme.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
Our rules are over there in the side bar ------>

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 19 June to enter

Our random winner for this challenge will win a £10 download voucher for the store! 

Now lets take a look at the fabulous creations from our Design Team.

Scatty Jan For todays make I have used a design sheet from the Work and Play 11 collection also as a download collection here - I love using the design sheets especially for male cards as I find them hard to do and these sheets take away a lot of the thinking - All pre coloured too so a super quick card. All that was added to this one was an extra backing paper from the collection


Asha: I made my manly card with digi images, patterned papers and ticket tags from the Work and Play 10 Country Life collection. The Gamekeeper is also available as a digi download. I did all my colouring with Faber Castell Polychromos.


Cheremane - Today I'm sharing a creation I've made from the great Work and Play 10 Country Life collection, I have used the pre-coloured image. You can download the GameKeeper Image Digi Here its the perfect male image and I've teamed it with the fab papers & sentiment also from the Collection


Karon - I have used the fabulous Winston collection for my card.  I adore this little bear and thought this was the perfect pre-coloured image to layer up.  I inked up all the edges of all the layers and then added 3 little button top brads to finish off.


Penny - with the awesome Work and Play 11 Golfer Image.  I layered up a digi paper onto a cameo cut file of a little bag that my kids will fill up with lollies for their dad.  The sentiment is spot on, again from Work and Play 11.  If anyone has met a golfer who won't appreciate this sentiment, let me know.


Agnieszka hello,  today I want to share with you  a male card. I used  Workand Play 10 Country Life collection, I have used the pre-coloured image, you can find GameKeeper Image Digi Here
I also printed and used  papers from CD.


Lou: I have used a pre-coloured design sheet "Gone Fishin' "from Work and Play 7 to create my card. It is a "sort of" gate fold card but each gate has a different theme and is smaller than a traditional gate fold card. The fishing image is also available separately in the digi shop HERE




So much wonderful inspiration.

Can't wait to see what you come up with, we love visiting your blogs 
to take a look see at your wonderful creations.
Remember only 2 entries per person please.

We will announce the winner of our Girly but No Pink challenge next Friday.

Have a great week!
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Friday, 29 May 2015

Week 22 - Girly but NO Pink - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hellloooo!!

Inspiration week here at Polkadoodles, for Week 2 of our Girly but No Pink challenge.

But, before we get to that, have you seen the latest releases by Nikky!!
She never stops creating!

This is the latest gorgeous on trend release. Please welcome ...


These fairies are delightful, beautiful and so elegant.Fabulous collection including
gorgeous papers to give you that wow factor to your fabulous creations.



features all the latest fabulous recreation digis: from golfers, to dancers, skateboarders,
 computer geeks and decorators!What a wonderful choice and fabulous papers,
embellishments and cutting files!


You can enter our latest challenge Girly but No Pink HERE

The winner of our Things with Wings challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

Now lets take a look at the Design Teams fabulous creations this week.

Scatty Jan - Ohhhh girly but no pink there's a challenge I just love using Pink. I decided to colour up Eden Cherryblossom part of the Eden collection, The sentiment is also from there, but also as a digi here. I coloured up using polychromos. The Paper is from Dollie Daydream goes East and I have punched the flowers out of the same.


Asha - I'm a little bit country this week! This simple card is made using papers, sentiment and an image from the Work and Play 10 Country Life Full Digital Craft Collection. I coloured the Dog Walking Country Lady with Faber Castell Polychromos and added 3 buttons as embellishment. This image is also available as a download digi.


Penny - At a recent retreat a friend and I were talking about cards for teachers and making this a little bit different and individual.  I coloured up the Teacher Digi from Work and Play 3 and combined her with some of the digi papers from the kit to create the cute little blackboard frame.


Karon - For my card this week, I chose to use the fabulous female golfer, off one of the design sheets, from the wonderful Work and Play 11 Collection.  I printed her out several times and then layered her up pyramid style.  I made a Z-Fold card and all the papers, sentiments, are from this wonderful collection, it's also available as and instant download.  The image is available as in individual download Female Golfer.


Cheremane - Oh what a challenge this is for me as I adore girly but always use pink so it was a nice refreshing change not to.  I used the fabulous Work and Play 11 Cd to create my card and used the
pre-coloured Gymnast isn't she adorable, you can also get her as a single Digi if you choose. Trust me though you will want the whole collection its fab and super for so many occasions.


Agnieszka - hello Crafters :)Today  I've used Work and Play 10 for my card this week,  something girly but no pink! I used pre-coloured image - isn't she is so cute ;) I love this colour combo and I think that green and blue is also suit to girly project. I added some flowers and pearls. Hugs


Lou: I've gone all "grungy" for my girl inspired card and have used lots of elements from Bonbon Belles to create my card. Added some "bling" to lift the colours and used my GraphIt gold glitter shaker pen to highlight the words.



Aren't they gorgeous!  

Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our
Things with Wings Challenge is...

#47 - Bettina

You have won £5 voucher to spend on IckyInk Digital Stamps
Please contact us HERE and quote PD22001Wk19 to claim your prize.

Our Top 3, chosen by the Design Team,
who, I have to say had a really hard time choosing!  Your creations
were all gorgeous !!!

#3 - Jayne


Congratulations to everyone, and don't forget to take your blinkies from the side bar.

If you took part by adding your make in the Facebook Polkadoodles Crafting Group,
we have a winner over there too - so don't forget to check :-)

Also please remember that we only have a little set of rules for your to follow
they are over there in the side bar ----->

Maximum of 2 entries per person and please follow the blog to be eligible for prizes!

Can't wait to see what you create for
our "Girly but No Pink" challenge  HERE

Thank you all for taking part - we look forward to visiting and seeing your
wonderful creations and inspiration each week.

Have a great weekend everyone.
See you next week!