Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 15/16 - Pink and Pretty - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 24th April

Week 13/14 - Use a Die - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 10th April

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Week 16 - Pink and Pretty Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone 
Welcome to our Inspiration post but before we get there....

Did you manage to catch the fabulous Nikky Hall on Create & Craft on Monday? If not head over to the Create & Craft website and watch the show on catch up. It was a fabulous show and a great new CD on that you will not want to miss!

Winners of our Use a Die challenge can be found at the bottom of this post

We are mid -way through our Pink and Pretty Challenge you can find it here
Don't forget, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenge.
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Our Random Prize winner for this challenge will win a £5 voucher for the brand new website!

You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 24th April to enter.

Now, lets see what the DT have for you.....


Naz -  The image I have used for this card is from Polkadoodles CherryBlossom Lane called Noah.
I colored Noah with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the sail of the boat. Also added some glitter gel to the dots on the umbrellaI then added some Tim Holtz distress ink to the edges of the papers. The sentiments that I have used on this card are also from Cherryblossom collection.  I finished off my card by adding some tiny star glitter diecuts.



Jane: I love my fur babies x 4. I have used to create. Copic Markers my favourite Medium. Kaisecraft Card stock Rose & Ballet. & Kaisercraft Design Paper.  I have used mix Media to complete with scraps of design paper on her Jacket and Scarf.


Ruth:  I've gone clean and simple this week and quick as well!  I printed the pre-coloured Dollie from the Dollie Daydream cd directly onto the cardstock; the sentiment is from the same cd.  A little bit of doodling around the edges and some half pearls and a card in a hurry is complete!

Jenny - I've always promised myself to be more organised so I have made a start with the 
Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses, I printed out some of the papers and then thought the little lady would work well so here is the result.  More details on my blog.

Bev here I opted for a circular easel card and used the beautiful Eden Collection for my inspiration. I absolutely adore this digi and was in my element colouring her in with my prisma pencils. The flourish is a  cutting file, papers, sentiment and flowers are all part of this wonderful collection too!


Ria-  Hi, I am showing you my card with the cute Twiggy and Toots collection that is released earlier this week. I coloured this cute owl with my alcohol markers and cut the flowers and the leaves with my silhouette cameo. I used a doily border punch and grass punch for extra decorations.

Anjie - The image, papers, embellishments and sentiment are all from the Work and Play 10, Country Life, digi download collection. This is also available as a CD HERE or as smaller download bundles HERE. More details and the markers I have used can be found on my blog.

Claire C  This challenge theme was a great excuse to colour up one of the gorgeous images from Octavia Moonfly collection which is available either as a CD here, an individual digi here or   download the full collection here. I've coloured the image with Graph'It markers and just added ribbon, pearls and a flower from my stash.


Wendy - For my pink & pretty card, I've used backing papers and one of the images from the Octavia Moonfly CD, that was on Create & Craft earlier in the week. Octavia herself is also available as a digi download here. I've used my Graph'it markers to colour Octavia and to colour paper to make my own flowers in complementing colours.


Anita - for my pink and pretty creation , I have chosen to use Ballerina and work and play 9 love and kisses backing papers and flowers,
 I coloured using alcohol markers.


Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our last challenge
Use a Die is....
61 - Andrea
Please contact us HERE and quote PD16001Wk13
You have won a copy of our gorgeous 
OCTAVIA DOWNLOAD COLLECTION

Our Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
27 - Norma
89 - Suzi
140 - Sharon
Thanks and congrats to you all, don't forget to take you blinkies from the side bar.
Thanks to all those that take part in all our challenges, we love coming to visit and seeing
all your wonderful creations and inspiration.

Don't forget our current challenge
 Pink and Pretty  you can find it here

Friday, 10 April 2015

Week 15 - Pink and Pretty - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hello everyone.
We hope you all had a fabulous Easter break.  Did you manage to get some crafting time?

By now you would have all been drooling and hopefully snapping up the latest new releases.
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Nikky never stops and she has even built a new website for the shop, so it's much
more easy to navigate and the search function is fabulous, not to mention that there are SO many great offers and discounts - but we have to say the biggest change which makes it so much easier for those of us who love downloads is that now they are instant and just appear in your account! No more double checkout! Make sure you click below and check it out - oh, oh and don't forget to check the coupons!
There are over 1500 downloadable products in the store! 1500!! 
http://polkadoodles.co.uk/

Anyway, it's Friday and that means we are at the start of another fabulous challenge....
Pink and Pretty
Don't forget your do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
And please remember only two entries per person.
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
You have until Noon GMT, Friday 24th April to enter.

Our Random Prize winner for this challenge will win a £5 voucher for the website!

Now lets see what the Design Team has for your inspiration this week.

Asha - Meet Miss Constance. She's the pretty lady in pink you see on my card and she's coloured with Graph'It markers. I have to confess, pink is NOT my colour. But when tempered with some pale blue and violet... let's just say, Constance turned out to be a babe! The papers and image are from the Rose Bud CD. The flowers and bling are from my stash. The entire Rose Bud Collection is also available as a digital download.And you can get Miss Constance  as a clear stamp.


Scatty Jan - For my Pink and Pretty project - I cut out a Butterfly on my portrait and decorated it with all lots of lovely bits and pieces from The New CD Work and Play 10 Collection - Country Life, it is also available as a full download you can find here - I adore these collections each and everyone of them packed to the rafters with loads of goodies. I just added some tiny pearls to finish.


Cheremane - I just love pink and have decided to use the Brand New Work & Play 10 Country Life Cd for my inspiration for you. I've used the fabulous pre-coloured  Foxy Friend Digi she is so pretty in her pink hat, teamed with the stunning papers,flower, sentiment and bow which are all from this super Cd. This really is another super collection and a must have.


Penny - Pink is definitely not one of my go to colours, so as you can see I took the liberty of toning the pink down with some greys and whites.   The lovely swimmer girl was coloured with copics, you can find her in both digi or pre-coloured in the WP4 collection, or as an individual download.  My papers were printed up from the Eden and WP8 collections.     You have to admit this swimmer girl is quite the fashionista with her coordination swimsuit, and floaties (thats what we call the things on her arms out here in Australia).


Karon - Couldn't resist playing with the newly released Work & Play 10 - Country Life collection.  It's gorgeous and full of fabulushness!  I used a pre-coloured digi and then layered her up to make it 3D.  She is also available as a stand alone digi - Foxy Friend.  All the elements are from this wonderful collection.


Agnieszka - hello, today I want to share with you a card, I used pre-coloured image from new CD: Work & Play 10 - Country Life collection. I also added papers, which I printed from Cherryblossom Lane collection. All collection are connected with others and you can combine together :) so you can create your own collection ;) 



Lou:  I have used a selection of the papers, embellies, flowers and sentiments from Eden big kahuna collection to create my card.



Aren't they amazing!

Our winners from the Use a Die Challenge will be announced next Friday, 17th April.  WOW, we had so many fabulous entries, will be difficult to choose the Top 3 ;-)

Time to get your crafting heads on and enter our challenge

Pink and Pretty

You have until Noon GMT, Friday, 24th April to enter.

Have a great week everyone!
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Friday, 3 April 2015

Week 14 - Use a Die - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hello out there - hope you have all had a fabulous week of creativity.
Now I hope that the Easter Bunny brings you lots of delicious chocolate to eat, 
but no taking it in the craft room.
Afterall, we don't want chocolatey creations, unless of
course they are edible LOL!

Have you all seen the latest new release to the Work and Play Collections

Work & Play 10 CD Collection - Country Life

It is another amazing collection of 10 beautiful country characters and themes, stunning papers,
embellishments and cute animal digis too!
You just have to go check out the different bundles and even available as single digi stamps.

The winners of our Birthdays Challenge are at the end of this post.

We are here with our inspiration creations for Week 2 of our current challenge

Use a Die
You can enter HERE
Don't forget, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenge.
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->

Now, lets see what the DT have for you.

Scatty Jan - Ohhhh I really loved making my little bird house this week. The die that I used is the Jolly Bumblebees memory box havent used it for far to long - I glittered up his wings using star dust stickles.I cut the little house on my portrait . The roof  was cut from paper from Work and Play 1 collection (as was the branch) - The nuts and ladybird were from Cherryblossom Lane collection. The flag banner is from Picknix cd and the main paper , birds, and flowers from the Eden collection. It's so much fun working with all the collections , there are plenty on each but it's also great that they mix and match. The little tiny leaves ontop of the house are a punch- lots more piccy's on my blog xx


Asha - I made a card for a friend who is expecting a baby girl. Here's a sweet and simple card made with papers from my all time favourite indispensable CD for patterned papers - Sugar Birdies. The pre-coloured digi and sentiment are from the Fredericka Mini Collection. I'm using heart dies in various sizes to cut and frame as well as a few sequins and sheer ribbon for a soft and delicate finish.


Penny - I was delighted when I saw the theme of Use a die for the challenge and immediately ran off to play with my Little B and Spellbinders dies to create.  I used the wonderful Eden collection papers and embellishments.   I love how easy it is to coordinate everything, I think I was smiling the whole time I created this.


Karon - My hubby's nephew is getting married later this year, so I decided to get my Wedding card made and done.  I used several sizes of oval dies behind the main image and on the inside.  I have used the wonderful Bride and Groom rabbits off of the wonderful Cherryblossom Lane Collection, they are also available as a single digi download.  All the elements are from this fabulous CD.


Lou - I have used one of the card templates from Work and Play 8, Music; adore their shape with the music notes on the side. Papers, embellies, sentiments and flowers are also from the same CD/download. Dies were a Sizzlet set to create some frames and a Sizzix butterfly die.



Cheremane - I have used the stunning Eden Cd to create my card and used Fairy Wings Digi I adore everything about this collection the colours are very feminine teamed with stunning images it really is a must for all your girly creations. I teamed this up with Spellbinders and Memory box die's to suit the theme.


Agnieszka - hello Crafters :) Today I want to share with you my card with image from the
Work & Play 10 CD Collection - Country Life. I used pre-coloured image Gamekeeper :) I also printed papers from CD - they are so pretty and softy colours. I created card for a man, added some white and craft carton, few flowers and dies (Cheery  Lynn Designs - lace and leaves and Crafty Ann - honey comb lattice, sentence - "for you".


AnnaFor the Use a Die Challenge, I decided to make a last Easter card for this year, in my favorite color - violet. It has flowers, lace and a cardboard bunny . Card made from  Winston collection.


Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our last challenge
Wk 11/12 Birthdays is

#92 - Ane Lene

You have won a download of the amazing Eden Collection
Please contact us HERE and quote PD14001Wk11

So many amazing projects for our Birthday's challenge, we found it really difficult to choose
a Top 3 so this week, we have a Top 4 :-)

Our Top 4 this week, chosen by the Design Team are

#33 - Jacee
#100 - Shell B

Thanks and congrats to you all, don't forget to take you blinkies from the side bar.
Thanks to all those that take part in all our challenges, we love coming to visit and seeing
all your wonderful creations and inspiration.

Don;t forget our current challenge

Use a Die
and enter 

From all of us here at Polkadoodles, we would like to wish you all a very

HAPPY EASTER

Friday, 27 March 2015

Week 13 - Use a Die - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!! 
Firstly, make sure you check out the Polkadoodles store this weekend as we have a brand new release coming your which is just to die for! 
and if you use the code COUNTRY at the checkout you can save 15% until 31st March!


Its time for a brand new challenge - The theme is 
Use a Die
You can make anything you like -  maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 10th April to enter.
Our Random Winner of this challenge will win a copy of our gorgeous 
OCTAVIA COLLECTION

Now let's see what the Design Team have been up to.

Naz -  The image I have used here is the Bride/Princess Color digi from the Work & Play Collection 9 - Love & Kisses - I have added some glitter accent and a pearl to the image for embellishment. All the papers I've used on this card are from the same collection. I've used some distress ink on the edges of the papers.I have finished off the card with a sentiment and a heart banner.


Jenny - I've used the pretty collection Cherry Blossom Lane for my card this week. We all use dies quite a lot so for this card I decided to go back to a bit of decoupage.  My die is a Tattered Lace one and is very useful. I hope you can come on over for a visit to see what I did to make this.
Ruth:  This was a special Birthday card for a Manchester City mad lady - I used the Work and Play Footballer Girl digi stamp and coloured her up with Promarkers.  The die used is the grass Sizzix die and I hand wrote the Birthday flag.

Anjie - The image and papers are from the Work and Play 6 CD. This is also available as a download HERE. Or you can just buy the Landlord digi image HERE. I've coloured him with my Graph'It Markers. I have used a Spellbinders die to cut the image out, a Marianne die for the clock and a Tattered Lace die for the bottle and the sentiment.
Bev here and his fortnight I've made a card is for my neighbour. Pretty Tuff is a fab resource for male cards. I used pencils to colour in Dylan, The papers and sentiment are all from the CD. The hb2u lettering is from another fab CD Cherryblossom Lane but coloured in with Graph'its to change the colour.
Susan ~ Happy Friday everyone and believe it or not I have used a die, but most of it is covered with embellishments. I have used the Stunning Eden  collection yet againI have used Graph'it Markers and Pencils to colour her.
Anita ~ Hello there today I brought to you paper from the sugarplum daisy collection and flowers from sundae of seasons and used the gorgeous piper with bunches and yes I used 1 die and coloured with alcohol markers.

Ria: For my card I used the Work and Play 8 collection Music. I coloured guitar girl with alcohol markers and enhanced her skin with pencils. The white dots are made with a white Molotow marker. The 2 red star dies are not from this collection everything else on my card is from the Music collection.
Claire C I've used lots of papers, embellies, flowers and butterflies from the gorgeous Octavia Moonfly collection (which you can get as a download here or on CD here). There are so many goodies in this collection I went into a bit of a printing frenzy so I didn't need to add much else, just a little lace and some die cut flourishes.
Jane: I have used "Amelia Contemplating" image from the Pretty Sweet collection (which is available as a digi download). Papers are from the Pretty Sweet CD. I have added a window die cut as my embellishment.
Wendy -  I've made a notelet set for this challenge. Inside the box are 4 mini cards, which have all been printed directly onto with colour co-ordinating papers from the Rose Budd Collection. The images on each notelet are pre-coloured and from the same collection, however each can be bought as an individual stamp aswell. here  Miss Rose, Miss ConstanceMiss Harriet & Miss Hetty.


What stunning makes the team have made!
Remember, our the theme is 
Use a Die
You can make anything you like -  maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 10th April to enter.
Our Random Winner of this challenge will win a copy of our gorgeous 
OCTAVIA COLLECTION
Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations again and thanks for joining us this week!
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Wk 12 - Birthdays Crafting Challenge - Polkadoodles

Happy Friday Everyone and welcome back to another great challenge week! 
The theme of our current challenge is
 Birthdays
and you can
enter the challenge Here


Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 27th March to enter.

The Random Winner of this challenge will receive a download bundle of the whole Eden collection which includes this fab image -  WOW!

The winners of the Week 9/10 - Ribbons and Lace is at the bottom of this post.

Now, for the inspiration from the Polkadoodles team this week....


Naz- For this card I used a image from Work & Play Collection 9 - Love & Kisses called The Hen, and I made some changes to the image. I added a party hat which is also from the same collection instead of the tiara and veil she was wearing. The cake is also from the same collection, I only added Happy Birthday sentiment and a candle. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the balloons and the roses on the cake. I then added some glitter pen to the details of her hat and finished by adding some glitter gel to the feathers on her hat.
To finish off used some pearls for the embellishment. I typed the sentiment in word and print it off.


Bev here, I've used the very versatile Winston CD for my project this week. I think the black and white gives a very dramatic look so you need very little else, maybe a fancy die and a bit of bling.


Anita - Hi there! Today I played with 3 cd collections from Polkadoodles....the first: Candy Doodles, second: All Around and Everywhere and the third was Dollie Daydream -  I love how the whole of Nikky's collections work well together ...



Jenny - Hello, I have been looking through some of my collections and love the simplicity of this image so decided to use it to make a 40th birthday card. I have used the Double Sprinkles of Kraft this time and I do like the fact I can make the whole card from one collection.  Hope you can pop over to my blog to see what I did.

Ria:  For my card I used the Princess/Bride with Carriage that comes as a Digistamp but also comes in the Work and Play 9 collection.  I used the flowers and flourish cuttingfiles and cut them with my cameo. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Work and Play 1 collection. So as you can see I used little bits from all kinds of sets ;) 

Anjie - The image, papers and flowers that I have used are all from the beautiful Octavia Moonfly collection which is available as a CD or as a download bundle. Or in smaller download collections which allows you to collect it in little bits should you need to. The image, Rose Garden, is also available on her own should you just want to buy that.

Cheremane - I've used the gorgeous Octavia Moonfly Cd for my main inspiration today, I adore the Unicorn Digi its simply magical. The Cd is packed full to bursting with everything you need to make beautiful cards and projects, but whats also great is you can also buy them as single collections. The Birthday sentiment is from the fabulous Work & Play 8 Feel The Music
Susan - I have used the stunning Cherryblossom Digi from the New Eden Collection also the papers and the bow are from the same This is truly an amazing  and beautiful collection
I have used Graph'it markers and pencils to colour her.
Wendy - For my birthday card this week I've used several elements from the CD Double Sprinkle of Kraft. The papers on the disc are beautiful, as are the images and there are so many to choose from, all giving the Kraft feel. The flowers are also cut from one of the sheets, layered up and finished with pink pearls. For the sentiment, I've chosen a birthday one to suit the theme, but there a loads of sentiments to choose from.


The winner (chosen by random org) for our last challenge,  wk 9/10 Ribbons and Lace is:
No 24 - Norma
You have won a download of The Love and Kisses Collection!
to claim Please contact us here, and quote PD12001WK9

The Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
14 - Rosina
10 - Goga
21 - Jane
Congratulations to all, thanks for your participation and do not forget to claim your blinkies from the sidebar.  Thanks so much to all of you for your entries, we truly love to look through all your work every week it's very inspiring to see all your amazing creations!

Remember, our challenge is 
Birthdays
You can enter Here!

Have a fabulous week everyone - we'll see you back next week!!