Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 28/29 - Summertime - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 29 July 2016

Week 26/27 - Add Ribbon or Twine - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 15 July 2016

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Wk 29 - Summertime....Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 
Summertime Challenge
We have some amazing new Clear Stamp sets in store which are perfect for this challenge so make sure you check them out here
You can enter Here
.Our winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 29th July to enter.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, however, we do love
seeing your fabulous makes with Polkadoodles images.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ----->
Remember if you use a Polkadoodles image you could win a Feather in your Cap, more details
on this in the pages tab above.

The winners from Challenge 26 - Add Ribbon or Twine are at the end of this post

Here are more fantastic creations from the team

Tracy - Something a bit different from me this time, an art journal page for our Summertime challenge.  I have printed out and fussy cut a heap of different images from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.

Michelle -  I had so much fun with this one.  When I think Summer, a nice cold cocktail comes to mind.  I have used the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection, using embellishments, paper, sentiment and digital image coloured with alcohol markers.  The cocktail glasses I enlarged to fit with my project and the butterfly I made a bit smaller, this is the beauty of these collections you can make them any size you like :-)
Anita - I went way out of my comfort zone on my Summer Time creation and had a dabble with watercolouring without a brush !! I used the Summer Time Collection  to create my scene using the lovely digital images.
Scatty Jan When I think of Summer I think of all the lovely flowers , so my project this week reflects that. My cards have matching envelopes too (more pics on my blog) I have used  for the pink card - papers from  Lemonade Fizz - The purple card papers from Lavender Tea - The blue card papers from Octavia Moonfly. The sentiment stamps you can find here
Katrina - I've used part of a sentiment, some papers and a digistamp from the fabulous Starfish and Sandcastles VIP XXL Collection. Winnie is coloured with Promarkers and I've added sequins and some mesh ribbon to finish.
AnjieFor this card I have used a flower from the new Tropical Paradise Flamingo clear stamp set, and a sentiment from the new Oceania clear stamp set. I've coloured the image with Pickled Raspberry and Pine Needles distress inks. I've then cloured over the whole background with the Pickled Raspberry ink and added the usual squiggly black line with a fine liner.

Ruth:  I've made a cute pillow box with papers from the Lily Bug Love paper collection - its really easy to make as long as the lines are scored in the right places!  To finish, I've made a double pin wheel, added a half pearl to the centre and used some ribbon from my stash to add a bow.


Bev here with a summertime floral creation made using Cherryblossom Lane collection. I just adore the watercoloured look of these pre coloured flowers. and used one of the A5 inserts as my actual card base. This collection is just so versatile.

Claire C Flowers and birds are perfect for our summer theme so i've used some of the beautiful new stamps Tropical flowers 1 and Tropical Paradise Flamingo for my card


Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team, there are some real WOW projects here this week! Great work, teamies!
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our ribbon or Twine...

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is....
78 - Nick
Please email us HERE quoting PD29001Wk26 to claim
your prize of a $10 worth of downloads from the digi store. Here is your Winners Badge to display on your blog....
Grab our Winners Blinkie!

Onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.
25 - Rutscht
46 - Lucy
81- Cec
And finally our
Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are
42 - Maxibelle
78 - Nick
Well done our Feathery friends!  You have been added to our league board
which you can check all about on the pages tabs above.
Each week the league board will be updated, so we can all keep track and at 
the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize.

Here's the badge for your blogs...

Now it's over to you! Our current challenge is
Summertime, and you can enter
Have a great week!...

Friday, 15 July 2016

Week 28 - Summer...Crafting Challenge with Polkadoodles

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Happy Friday everyone!
We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and our theme is
Summertime
 You have until Noon GMT, Friday 29th july, to enter this challenge. Our winner will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store. We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ----> You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, however, we are loving seeing all your makes with the Polkadoodles images. Remember if you use a Polkadoodles image, you could Win a Feather in your Cap, more details on this in the pages tab above.

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Anyway, let's get on with the show and see what the wonderful Design Team have for your inspiration this week.

Helen -  Just love the Summertime, have we had any yet in the good old UK.  Well our Winnies has and she's enjoying a bit of time in the garden.  She's from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection which you can find on CD or as a download in the store.  I've coloured her with copics and used papers and embellies from the collection to make a scene.
Karon - Summertime, I always think of the beautiful flowers that adorn our gardens during summertime, as I live in Canada most of our gardens are under snow 5 months of the year!  I just had to use the beautiful collection Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection for my card this week.  I layered the flowers and added a sentiment panel to the centre and a little bow to finish off.
Shelagh - My Summertime project is a wedding horse-shoe, made with my Great-niece in mind who is an attendant at her Aunt's wedding, late summer.  Everything I used was from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection, 2 circle dies, ribbon and some self adhesive pearls.
Alysha - My summertime project is a card with the gorgeous Winnie from the recent release Starfish and Sandcastles.
Tammi has used the lovely Winnie Fruit Punch collection to make her sweet card....
Pauline This gorgeous image is from theWinnie Fruit Punch collection , I have used elements from the Design Sheets, Papers, Blooms and Embellies sections.
Carol Today I've been stamping with the fabulous Summertime and Daisydays stamp sets and made a fun pop up slider card in warm summery colours.
Lisa My Summertime make uses elements and papers from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection in pretty summery colours. Instead of an image I've layered up the butterfly as the focal point along with the fabulous sentiment.
Lovely creations to inspire you all with our Summertime challenge! 

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for sharing your creations with us, we love coming to visit and appreciate you taking part in our challenges.
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Friday, 8 July 2016

Week 27 - Add Ribbon or Twine - Polkadoodles Crafting

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Happy Friday everyone.

It's inspiration week for our
Add Ribbon or Twine
challenge and you can enter Here
Our winner for the challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 15th July to enter.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, however, we do love
seeing your fabulous makes with Polkadoodles images.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the sidebar ----->
Remember if you use a Polkadoodles image you could win a Feather in your Cap, more details
on this in the pages tab above.

Our Winner, Top 3 and Feathers for our Die Cut Challenge
will be announced at the end of this post
  

Alysha This week I have 2 projects to show you using twine and ribbon. The first is a simple gift box I have added a stamped daisy on top from the Daisy Days Stamp Collection and some pretty papers.



The second is a card using the same set of stamps I have stamps daisies in a row and the background has been created using brusho's


  

Tammi Lynn -  Hello everyone.  So happy to be here, this is my first creation as part of the Polkadoodles Design team,  I have used Winnie Fruit Punch digi and paper, and pink paper from stash,  The image is colored with Copics. Used some dies, twine and dimensional foam squares to finish it off.



Helen - Here's our Winnie enjoying a little glass of something scrummy.  Sounds good to me on those long hot summer nights!! She's from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection  which you can find on CD or as a download in the store. I have coloured her with Copics and used papers from the collection.



Karon - Ribbon or twine - I used ribbon :-)  I couldn't resist using the delightful Rose Budd Collection for my card this week.  I love all the elegance that comes with this collection.  The fabulous papers and gorgeous embellishments - I am never at a loss with this beautiful collection.


Shelagh - This week I have used the wonderful Winnie Fruit Punch for my creation, character, embellies, sentiment and word art. The paper is from the Winston collection.  A little bit of twine coloured with alcohol markers, some glitter and distress inks to finish off.



Carol - Here is my inspiration for the week using background paper and the gorgeous Winnie Wonderland Cheshire Cat from the Winnie in Wonderland collection. I coloured my image with copics. I added some twine around an oval of card and used it as a layer and then added some tea time trinkets from my stash, all tied together with more twine, hanging from a triple bow. 


Pauline I'm so excited to have been invited to join the Polkadoodles Design team, thank you so much to Nikky and the team for asking me. For my first project I have used a Design Sheet and Papers from the Winston Delux Full Collection to create a masculine themed card. I printed the design sheet a couple of times so that I could add some extra layers of decoupage. I fussy cut the sentiment, sign and buttons and then added 3D Crystal Laquer to the buttons.

Lisa For my 'Add Ribbon or Twine' project I have used elements from the Winston Deluxe Full Collection. I printed the flowers, sentiment and papers onto white linen card and mat and layered with grey and lilac card. I wrapped the top panel with twine and lace. The cute Winston Bear Heartfelt has been coloured with alcohol markers and added to the card with fancy die cut oval. I've added a pearl heart and a ribbon bow and curled the petals and added some buttons for added dimension.
Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team.
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our Die Cuts Challenge.

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is....
16 -Lena
Please email us HERE quoting PD27001Wk24 to claim
your prize of a $10 worth of downloads from the digi store. Here is your Winners Badge to display on your blog....

Grab our Winners Blinkie!


Onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.
12 -Norma
19 - Gale


And finally our
Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are
7 - Nick
93 - Lucy

Well done our Feathery friends!  You have been added to our league board
which you can check all about on the pages tabs above.
Each week the league board will be updated, so we can all keep track and at 
the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize.

Here's the badge for your blogs....

Congratulations to everyone.  We thank you for taking part in our challenges.
We love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.

Now it's over to you!
Our current challenge
Add Ribbon or Twine
Have a great week

Friday, 1 July 2016

Week 26 - Add Ribbon or Twine -Polkadoodles craft challenge


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Happy Friday everyone! Our new challenge is
Add Ribbon or Twine
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 15th july to enter this challenge.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.

Make sure you check out our latest superduper summer release available on CD or download

Now let's see the inspiration for the challenge...

Ruth:  I've got for a cute mix of Winnie Fruit Punch and  Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.  The main image is from the Fruit Punch cd and the sentiment tile and card shape are from .  The best bit is that the cd's are quite interchangeable and complement each other!  Oh and if you don't want a cd, you can buy as a full download!

Scatty Jan - For my project this week I decided on a fun tag. I used the tag and elements from Little Kingdom. I dusted round the edge with distress ink , then arranged all the little elements - added some bakers twine and my tag was good to go


TracyUsing Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.. I used Digi image, paper, embellies and sentiment all from this pretty collection. Ribbon and heart die used.
Michelle - This week I have used a digi image from the wonderful Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.  I have used digi papers and design sheet from this collection.  The image has been coloured with Copics.

AnjieI've used the fabulous new Winnie In Wonderland collectionI've used my Graph'It Markers to colour in Winnie as the Red Queen, Iracebeth. I've used two papers and lots of embellies that I have fussy cut and stuck down with 3D foam to give the card lots of dimension. I finished it off by making a bow using some silky crush ribbom and a glittered heart gem. More details and photos on my blog.
Anita - here this week I had a play at doing my own background scene using the stunning collection  Winnie in Wonderland she is also available by herself as Winnie in Wonderland and horse. Once again I used the backing paper from the Lavender Tea download collection  i also added my twine , These are wonderful collections that work well together.
Bev here with a CAS design for you, using the Magic Garden collection. I printed on the backing sheet and then printed extra flowers and leaves out to layer up, wrapping a contrasting ribbon around before attaching to my card blank. The greeting is on the inside of my card to allow maximum impact of the image.
Katrina - I've been dying to use this gorgeous 'Antique Rose Print Burlap' ribbon that I bought from the Ribbons & Trims section of the store back in January (it's not available at the moment but there are heaps of other gorgeous things in there). I've teamed it up with a flower I built using the Lemonade Fizz stamp soup collection and coloured in the background with Brusho crystals.
Claire C I've used some of the gorgeous stamps from Daisydays Stamp ME Collection to create this quick and easy card. I stamped the flowers using post it masks and then added the little background stamps. I cut around the daisies to create a shaped card and added some colour with Graph'It Markers
Lovely creations to inspire you all with our Add Ribbon or Twine challenge! 
Our winners of our Use a die cut challenge and our Feather in my Cap winners for using PD images (more details on this up top in the tabs section), will be announced next Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Thanks for sharing your creations with us, we love coming to visit and appreciate you taking part in our challenges.
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Friday, 24 June 2016

Week 25 - Use a Die Cut -Polkadoodles Crafting

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 
Use a die Cut (manual or electronic)Challenge

You can enter it here
.Our winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 1st July to enter.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, however, we do love
seeing your fabulous makes with Polkadoodles images.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ----->
Remember if you use a Polkadoodles image you could win a Feather in your Cap, more details
on this in the pages tab above.

The winners from Challenge 22 - For the boys are at the end of this post

Here are more fantastic creations from the team


Michelle - So excited to be here and to be part of the Polkadoodles Team.  For my first Design team make I have used the Winnie Fruit Punch collection.  I have used digi paper, embellishments, digi image Buzz Bee Honey (which is available as a single digi download too) and design sheet 05.  I have used double sided foam tape to raise the embellishments and a border die for my "Use a Die Cut". The image has been coloured with Copics.


Tracy -I have used Winnie Fruit Punch collection. Digi paper, Pre coloured Digi image - Tree Top, Sentiment, Embellies All from the same collection. Also used a die and foam dots


Anjie - So my make for this week is a tag, which is a die cut tag! I have used the amazing, the fabulous, the lush new Winnie In Wonderland collection. This collection is one of my new faves in case you hadn't noticed lol. The elements on this tag are bits that were left over from one of the cards I made using one of the design sheets, I hate to waste things so try to find ways up of using them, and tags are great for that. It also means if you are giving a gift with the card that you have a matching tag!


Ruth:  I was asked to make a card for a new Daddy on Father's Day so I used the template from Paper Boutique Vol 1, traced the letters, added an extra d and then made my own letter y and added it all on the end.  The die cuts I've used are stars, I've hand written the sentiment and used very blingy silver card and plain black from my stash.


Bev here with a card I made for my Dad for Fathers day. I used the wonderful Winston digi & backing paper from Cherryblossom Lane . He's coloured up using Lyra pencils. I used a pennant bunting die across the top with die cut lettering too. Dad loved it. I hope you do too?


Anita- Hi everyone today I had a play with the beautiful Eden Collection download, I have used Eden with butterflies which is also available on its own Here. I coloured her with alcohol markers, for my backing paper I used a delicate print from the lovely Lavender and Tea download collection , I also added a collection of die cuts cut on my manual machine.



Katrina - I've used some pre-coloured cowboy elements from Work and Play 3 to make a male 'Get Well Soon' card. Each piece was die cut with some star dies and I've drawn on rope borders before matting them onto one of the background papers which I have brightened.


Gorgeous creations by everyone. Now onto the winner and Top 3 of our For the Boys challenge. The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is.
                                             66 - Tone



Please email us HERE quoting PD25001Wk22 to claim
your prize of a $10 worth of downloads from the digi store. Here is your Winners Badge to display on your blog....
Grab our Winners Blinkie!
Now onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.

1- Elena V
22- Sue P
64 - Twisted Witch


Our Top Feather Winner for this week
80 - Nick


Each fortnight the league board will be updated, so we can all keep track and at the end of the season out Winning Featherist will receive a speical Polkadoodles prize.
Congratulations to everyone.

We really appreciate you entering our challenges and we love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.
Our current challenge theme is...
Use a Die Cut and you can enter  here
Have a great week everyone :-)