Saturday, 27 December 2014

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 42 - Christmas Fun - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 31 Oct

Week 40/41 - Anything but Square - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 17 Oct


Friday, 17 October 2014

Week 42 - Christmas Fun Polkadoodles Challenge

It's Friday again.
Where are these weeks going - soon be Christmas!

Talking of Christmas.
Our challenge theme for this fortnight is

Christmas Fun

So what ever you fancy with a Christmas theme, cards, decorations, even 
gift ideas.  We could all do with a little inspirational help this time of year.

You have until Noon GMT, Friday 31st October to enter.
The rules are over there in the side bar ---->
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge and our winner will receive a copy of our fabulous Winston CD rom collection!

Please, though remember that there are only 2 entries per person.

So lets see what the Design Team have come up with for you this week.....

Scatty Jan For My Christmas card - I have used the fantastic Dollie Daydream goes East for the main image and the sentiment., I just replaced the tea cup with presents, that were from the Festive Hollybobs collection along with the papers and tree. I coloured with Graph'It Markers xx

Asha - Apparently Dollie Daydream images work for Christmas too. Here I'm using the Glitz Dollie from the Dollie Daydream Girl Talk Bonus Edition CD. She is also available as a digi download. I coloured her with Graph'It markers. The papers and greeting are from the fabulously lush Angelberry Christmas CD. Keeping it simple with just a few bling and a sheer bow.

Cheremane. For my Xmas make I used Festive HollyBobs Cd I adore the Skater girl and whats more you can get her on her own as an instant Digi Image Download and even as a Clear Stamp and lots more of the Characters are also available too. To make my pond for her to skate on I used Glossy accents and glitter. Pop on over to the Polkadoodles Shop for all you crafting needs.

Cara: I too used the Work and Play collections for my project, I used the adorable little Ballerina from W&P 2, the papers i printed direct on to my cracker is from W&P 1 and the sentiment is from the Festive Hollybobs CD.  Did you know you can also get the little Ballerina as a clear stamp amd also a Digi image! How fab!

Melanie - I used the adorable Winston CD as the focal point for my card, mixing the backing paper and image from the CD with a little Christmas candy cane and sentiment from the Festive Hollybobs CD. Some extra merriment was added with the help of some glitter card, gold jingle bells, Christmas ribbon and a die-cut and sanded postbox.

Karon - I used the ballerina from the Work & Play 2 collection, she is coloured with pencils, and I added a little bit of glitter pen to her too.  The papers are also from this wonderful CD.  I added some butterfly wings from the Bonbon Belles Double CD collection to turn her into a Christmas fairy.  I also used some trees, a mushroom house, embellishments and sentiment tickets from another fabulous collection the A Home for Christmas CD.  

Samantha KI have made an advent slider, with Etty bear from the Winston CD as the star main attraction at the top.  As the numbers are pulled through to show the next date and then pulled out completely, Etty drops down, making her way down to the fireplace and presies :)  The other elements hanging on the wall and fireplace and the paper used for the sliders, are all from the Festive holly bobs CD.  To hopefully make Etty look a little more festive, I changed her dress to a red and also her presie, which could quite easily be a Christmas presie.

AnnaI made a round card again and again with a beautiful red deer. I hope that you’re not bored with so many round cards, yet. This one is entitled “A letter to Santa Claus” and I decided to make it mainly in white. Consequently, I used white doilies, cut out houses, tulle, a drapey fabric tape, a huge bow, pom poms. But also I used pictures, such as the one with Santa from Picknix Collection 2...Gingerbread Twist CD . The whole is rounded off with artificial snow attached with gesso, as well as with silver and red glitter glue.

Lou: I have used the Postwoman from Work and Play 6 so that she is now delivering all out Christmas letters, card and parcels. I also used the letters background paper which is also on the CD. I have added a little stamping and die cuts to make her even more "festive". Full details are on my blog.

WOW!  Awesome creations from the Design Team this week.
Hope it inspires you to start getting your Christmas creations ready.

Can't wait to see what you are all creating.

So off you go now, and don't forget to come back and enter this fortnights challenge



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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Wk 7 - Digi Queens Colouring Inspiration

Hi everyone and welcome back to more inspiration from the
Digi Queens team!

Before we get to the inspiration, don't forget to pootle on over to the Digi Choosday blog today for another brand new challenge and chance to win some lovely digis! 

So let's see what the team are up to:

Cara - This week I chose to use the Witchie 2013 Digi image to make a Halloween tag. I coloured her with my Graph'it markers and added the silver glitter shake marker to all the highlights on her cloak and hat. I love Halloween and I've used this image soooo many times, she is one of my favourites.  I also used the Witchie 2013 Download bundle for the backing paper.

You can find the digi here:

Janine - Hi everyone, for this week's theme of Halloween I chose the gorgeous Witchie Skelton digi stamp together with elements from the Witchie Witchie bundle. I had great fun playing with Nikky's fab drawings which are so perfect for creating scenic cards.  Copic marker pens were used to colour the images, and the abstract background was made using Pan Pastels.

You can get the images here

Here is the list of Copics I used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E02
Hair - YG03, YG11, V000, V01, V04
Bows - Y00, Y38, YR07, YR68
Tree - C2, C3, C5, C7, 100
Costume - C2, C3, C5, C7, 100 Y02, Y38
Pumpkin - Y00, YR04, YR07, YR68, W2, W3, YG03, YG06, YG663, YG67, 100 
Bats - C3, C5, V01
Mask - V000, V01, V04
Pan Pastels I used: Permanent Red, Phthalo Green Orange, Dairylide Yellow

Tait - Hi everyone, well I have been sick this week and didnt get a chance to make an actual card but I have coloured this really cute Little Witch from the Witchie Witchie collection. I have coloured her with copics and then to make it stand out a bit more I went around with edges with a light grey and yellow marker. I really love the way she has turned out and I hope you do too :D

Here is where you can find the image 

Here are the copic markers I have used
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E41, E43, E57, E47
Purple - V01, V04, V06, V09
Orange - YR14, YR16, YR18
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9 

Christine - This week I used Amelia Witch Toad digi stamp for my Halloween themed card.  Although I generally live in a world of pink and pastels - I decided to go overboard with the deep colours.  I used a mix of Copics and Promarkers - then I dotted the background with a mixture of colours and blender pen to give a sort of magical effect!  This witch has a penchant for glitter too... through her hair, on her robe, and even on her socks!  The toad escaped though - you can see him looking a bit disgusted at all the shiney stuff landing around him!  The stars die is from MFT Dienamics - cut from glitter card, and the stars embossing folder is from Crafts Too.

You can purchase the digi image here:

Amelia Witch Toad Digistamp

Here's the list of Copics and Promarkers I used:
Grays/Blacks C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Greens G21, G07, Promarkers Pine and Fresh Meadow
Purples BV00, V17, Promarker Aubergine
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20

Fiona - The theme this week is Halloween and for my card I decided to go with this little digi called "Mummy"...funnily enough!!  I made the background using some of the images in the Witchie Witchie bundle.  The sentiment is also from the same bundle along with other fabby elements.  I used spectrum noirs to colour my image and glitter parts of the spooky tree...just for that extra moonlihgt spookyness!


Spectrum Noirs used:
Beverly - For this weeks Halloween theme card I decided to work with Amelia Witch she is jut too cute.  The pattern papers used is from my old stash and the die cutes are from MFT and Spellbinders.  To color this precious up I used my Copics and here is a list for you.
Skin - E000, E00, E02 R12
Hair - E19, YR14, YR18
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Green - G46, G43, G40

Amelia Witch Toad Digistamp

What fabulous makes we have again!
We'll be back again on Friday with another great Polkadoodles challenge so we'll see you then! Have a spookily good week!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Week 41 - Anything but Square - Polkadoodles Challenge

Yay- It's Friday!

Inspiration week this week for our challenge
Anything but Square
Your can enter HERE

You have until noon GMT, Friday 17 October, to enter
and don't forget you do not have to use Polkadoodles Products to take
part in our challenges.
The rules are over there in the side bar ----->

The Winner and Top 3 of our Sketch Challenge 
is at the end of this post.

Time to take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team this week...

Lou: I have used Work and Play 6 for my card this week. I have used the hoover digi and made it in to an A4 sized card background. I cut around the edges of the hoover to make my shaped card blank. All the added elements are taken from one of the design sheets found on the CD. As an added embellishment, I have cut up a "real" duster.


Samantha K
I decided to do another 3D project.  Etty and Winston are printed straight from the CD and have also been reversed, so either side shows them.The flowers were all printed and cut direct from the CD and then shaped and glued together. I added little birdies and dragonflies to the top and a couple of butterflies inside. All of the elements you see were from the Winston CD :) You can find more details and photos on my BLOG

Scatty Jan For my shaped card I have used the fabby Dollie Daydream collection, all the Papers, the image and sentiment are from this wonderfull collection. I have coloured with Graph'It markers - You can also buy the stunning image Pondering on her own here

Asha - I made a gift bag using papers and digi stamp from the Dolly Daydream Girl Talk Bonus Edition. The image of the Bouquet Dollie is also available for download as a digi. I coloured her with Graph'It markers, added a bow and ribbon for handles and called it a day.

Cara - I've used the Work and Play 4 cd to create my card today.  I created and cut a beach ball using the papers from the CD on my silhouette.  I printed off the Swimming Girl image and coloured her up with my Graph'it markers. (she is also available separately as a digi download here)   Finally I created "waves" with ribbons and pearls.

Cheremane - This week I've used Festive HollyBobs Cd, whats more you can get lots of the Characters as Digi Images ready to download straight away to craft with. This challenge theme is great for me as I  always tend to make square cards so its nice to do something different. The Hollybobs Angel is one of the pre-coloured images from the Cd along with the fabulous papers and bow with just a few accessories from my crafty stash and whats more you can get lots of other crafts goodies over at the Polkadoodles Website.

Anna - For today's inspiration I chose a round card again, because this type of card, in my opinion, is more interesting to design, in the sense that one can decorate it with techniques, which will not work well for square or rectangular cards. This card is constructed in layers, doily on a doily. Around, and under the last doily, I arranged a fabric flounce, which here presents itself exceptionally well. This time I wanted to do something in blue, so I decided to use papers, which I printed earlier, i.e. two blue papers from the Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD collection, and one from Polkadoodles cd Work and Play Festive Hollybobs I also used a sign and a snowman from Picknix Collection 2...Gingerbread Twist CD , some white paper, from which I cut out a star, spruce branches, and some red glitter paper, from which I made a beautiful deer. Moreover, I decorated the card with ribbon, pom poms, glitter dots, button, sequins and my favorite tulle. If you want to see more photos, I invite you to visit my blog.

Karon - For my shaped card, I went with a hexagon shape.  I used papers and image from the Work and Play 2 CD collection.  My little gamer is coloured with pencils and layered up on pop dots for depth.  I have inked all the edges of all the layers too.  

MelanieI rarely do cards that aren't square so this was a new one for me! I used the new Winston CD for this one, which features some gorgeous material-effect labels, and I used one to form the basis of this card. I used some of the beautiful flowers from the CD and mixed them with layered paper flowers and blue and lilac gems, then added a strip of pink ruffled organza ribbon.

Fabulous creations and inspiration.
Now on to the winner and Top 3 of our Sketch Challenge.

Our winner (chosen by random org) is 
#5 - Irena

You have won 4 digi downloads of your choice
Please email us here to claim your prize and 
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The Top 3 as chosen by the DT this week are

#6 - Agnieszka 
#7 - Roma
#15 - Joasiaam

Congratulations to everyone and thanks for taking part in our challenges everyone.
Don't forget to claim your blinkies from the side bar.

Anything but Square Challenge

Please don't forget only 2 entries per person.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Wk 6 - The Digi Queens Colouring Inspiration

Hello to all you colouring Queens out there! 

Welcome back to another day of fab inspiration from the team...
Before we do make sure you check out Kit and Clowder on Facebook this week as there is a very cool colouring competition going on that you can all enter!
Also, make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday blog as we have a new Design Team Call going on! 

So without further ado, let's see what the team have made this week!

Hi there!! Anita here today I have chosen to use the fabulous football boy from the work and play collection 6 and papers from Pretty sweet collection collection ...I coloured him using promarkers. What a fab image for a boys card from young to old ...
Colours used : Hair Sandstone, caramel, cinnamon, Satin. Skin: Almond, Blush, Oatmeal, Soft peach, Dusky Rose,Pastel Pink. Blues: midnight blue, Cornflower blue, Denim  blue, Pastel blue. Greys: Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2.
You can get the Footballer digi here....

Hi Colleen here, I have used the fabulous Hollybobs Mistletoe, I used papers and embellishments from my stash. He is super cute and so much fun to colour!...

He is coloured with Copic Markers and the colours are as follows:
Hair - E79, E77, E74, E71, E70
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hat - W3, W1, W0, W00 and YG97, YG95, YG93,YG91
Jacket - YG97, YG95, YG93,YG91
Pants and Shoes - W7, W5, W3, W1, W0,W00
Mistletoe - YG67, YG65, YG61 and R46, R35, R32
Get the cute digi here...

These weeks are just flying by!!  It's Victoria here with my latest Polkadoodles card - I've used the Rugby Player digital stamp (also available on the Work and Play 6 CD) to make a birthday card for a young rugby fan.  I coloured the image using ProMarkers, then inked a cloudy background with Distress Inks and popped him in some grass to complete the scene.  

ProMarkers used: 

Clothes: Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Crimson, Cool Grey 3,4,5
Skin: Almond, Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Ball: Cool Grey 1, 2, Blender
Hair: Primrose, Buttercup, Tan

Leah Tees - Wow, week 6 already!  These weeks are flying by so fast!  And here is my card for week 6 :)  I used the Piper digistamp; she is so sweet....
I colored her with my Prismacolor Premiere pencils and also used digital papers from the Rosebuds and Pretty Sweet Collections which you can find here.

The following list includes the colors I used for this image:
Hair - PC1034, PC941, PC 943, PC 947
Skin - PC927, PC928, PC939
Shirt - PC993, PC994, PC995
Dress - PC1079, PC1101, PC901
Tights - PC1060, PC1065, PC1067, PC938
Get the digi here...

Hi everyone, Pam here with my make for you this week.  I coloured up Luna for the Kit and Clowder hair competition the other week and have now made her up into a card.  I have gone for a CAS style card this week to show off the gorgeous image.  The sentiment is from the Dollie Daydream Goes East collection which is available as a download or on a CD....

Here she is in closer detail

You can get her here:

Copic colours used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20; Hair - G99, YG67, YG63, YG03; Clothes - RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91

Jackie here... and great minds think alike, ;) I too have used Luna this week. 

Copics to colour.  Skin E00, E11, E04, E000, R21.  Hair E11,E13, E15, E17 , E18. Lilacs. V000, V00, V04, E06. Green  YG00, YG03 and YG06.  The gorge paper is from the Pretty Sweet CD.

Lizzy- Hello crazy colour friends!  I have managed to snot my way through a card for you all this week!  I have used Friends from the Winston Collection for this one. My sentiment is from the Girl Talk Collection from Dolly Daydream, and the striped paper is from the Pretty Sweet CD.

I colored this using my Graph'it Markers.  Here are my color combos used:
fur: 4110, 3210, 3245, 3255
light pink: 5115, 5120, 5125
dark pink: 5125, 5160, 5180, 6160
mushrooms: 4110, 4125, 3210, 3245
I flicked in the grass with 8290, 8280, 8120, 8110
outline: 9101, 9100

Fabulous makes and lovely colouring again for you this week! 
Before you disappear, don't forget to pop over to the 
and see what the team have for you over there, there's more inspiration than you can poke a stick at and fab prizes up for grabs too! 

We'll see you back here on Friday for another Polkadoodles challenge day!