Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 35 - Things with Wings - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 11 September

Week 33//34 - Use Something NEW - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 28 August

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Week 35 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Things with Wings

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Hi everyone.  Yay - it's Friday!!!

I hope you all enjoyed the launch week over on Facebook! Everyones creations were so inspiring and it was fabulous to see you all getting in the spirit too and posting your wonderful creations so quickly
after the Frosted Winter - Octavia fell in your baskets LOL!
If you want to see more of this great collection make sure you tune into Create & Craft TV on 8th September for another fab new show with Nikky!
Frosted Winter - Octavia


We have a new challenge for you for this fortnight and our theme is
Things with Wings
Now, that could be a butterfly, a fairy, a bird, even a dragon.
If it has wings, then enter it into our challenge.

PRIZE: Our Random winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for downloads at the Polkadoodles Store.
You do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few little rules and they are
in the side bar, over there ---->
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday, 11th September to enter.

Our winners from our Use Something New Challenge
will be announced next Friday.

Now let's take a look at what the Design team have for you this week :-)
Asha - I'm using the new Picknix 3 Nordic Winter CD to make another Christmas card. This week, I've coloured the cute little bird with Polychromos and inked the edges with some Distress Inks.  The patterned papers is also from the Picknix 3 Nordic Winter CD. To finish - a few sequins and sheer green ribbon from my stash.

Karon - I have made a Z-Fold card this week, using the wonderful Twiggy and Toots Collection.  I just can't resist these adorable owls.  This would make a perfect card for a New Home for a couple.  I used one of the pre-coloured panels from one of the Design sheets from this fabulous collection, along with all the wonderful papers.
  
Scatty Jan - For my project this time I have used the lovely CD Sugar Birdies - The paper, flowers, swirls, sentiment, owl and Butterfly all part of the cd I just added some candy, googly eyes, a couple of candys  and a splash of cotton candy stickles.


Aunty Sue -  For my card I have been playing with one of the amazing CD's Serenity Wishes  as she has the most delightful wings. I have featured Serenity Stardust which you can purchase as a download Here and the fabulous paper is from Paper Pack One which you can buy Here but why buy as individuals when you can get so much more for your money with the fab CD HERE. Sentiment is also from the CD.  Just finished it off with a punch and a die cut. Lots of glitter but not sure it shows.


Lou - I have used the adore angel from Work and Play 5, Festive Hollybobs for my CAS styles card. She has been coloured with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils and lavished with glitter and Nuvo glossy drops.



Penny- I have a confession I got myself a new kit, Nordic Winter and am thrilled with the amount of digital coloured images within.  I have done a 360' turn around and instead of colouring images I am printing them out fully coloured and loving it.   These are one version of my xmas tags for the year, made by layering shapes, sentiments and images from Nordic Winter.



Such wonderful creations and such different styles!  
Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week.
So, go on, off you go!  Get Crafting!

Remember only 2 entries per person and please follow our simple rules - we would hate for you to lose out on any prizes.

Have a great week everyone!
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Friday, 21 August 2015

Week 34 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Use something NEW

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Hi everyone. Another week come and gone.
It has been fabulous coming to see your creations and you still have another
week to enter the current challenge

Use Something New

You have until Friday 28th Aug to enter.
Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.

You can enter
  HERE

Before we get onto the Design Teams inspiration this week, have you seen the amazing new release
from Nikky

It's stunning.

Frosted Winter - Octavia



This truly is an amazing collection.  The digital images, backing papers, scenes, embellishments!
You name it - they are stunning!

The winner of our More than one Fold challenge is at the end of this post.

Now lets see some of the Design Team inspiration for you this week.

Scatty Jan - For my use something new I could not resist using the lovely Twiggy and Toots Festive collection again - This time I used the lovely digi Toots List and coloured in with pencils. I used a smidging of Diamond stickles and some glossy accents on Toot's eyes


Asha - I'm using the new Picknix 3 Nordic Winter CD to make this Christmas card. I coloured Santa with Polychromos and finished the card with sheer white ribbon and little stars from my stash.


Karon - I too have used the fabulous Picknix 3 Nordic Winter collection.  I have used the pre-coloured Robin from the collection,  along with the fabulous papers.  A little bit of distressing and inking, and all done.


Cheremane - One of the newest collection to myself is Picnix 3 Nordic Winter Collection. I adore this collection it's jammed packed full of paper crafting goodies. I have used one element from the Ephemera part of the Cd along with a sentiment.


Lou - I have used one of the adorable images from  Twiggy and Toots Festive Collection coloured with my Lyra pencils to create a CAS style card. The sentiment is from Work and Play 5, Festive Hollybobs.


Aunty Sue - Hi for my something new I am using Work & Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs which you can purchase HERE. I am using Hollybobs present which you can purchase as a digi  HERE. I have coloured my image with promarkers .Added some seem binding & Lace. Everything else is on the download. Such a lovely selection of papers and loads of elements.


Penny - So happy to say my something new was from the lovely new release Octavia Frosted Winter Collection.  I used the design page sheet for this card and the print and cut feature on my cuter.  My background was made using texture paste and a stencil.  The beautiful image being pre-coloured made this card so simple to complete.  As for sentiments, I was spoiled for choice from this set.  All of my small embellishments are in the kit matching the main image perfectly.


Agnieszka - Hello, today  I used the new Picknix 3 Nordic Winter CD to make this Christmas card. I used pre-coloured image Santa with Polychromos and sentence: Merry Christmas . What is more - I also used first time 2 new dies: Ornaments, round and Holiday greens. I added handmade poinsettia flowers. I hope you like it ;)


Wonderful inspiration - We just love everyones interpretations.
Gorgeous.

Our winner (as chosen by Random Org) for our More than One Fold is

#8 - Lisa Lynn

Lisa you have one a $10 voucher for the store at Polkadoodles
Please contact us HERE and quote PD34001wk31 to claim your prize.

Now on to our Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team

#2 - Annie
#19 - Vannessa
#20 - Jana K

Thank you to everyone that entered - your creations were wonderful.
Please remember we only have a few rules
and they can be found in the side bar over there  --->
We would hate for you to miss out on a prize :-)

Now it's over to you to get busy creating
for our latest challenge

Use Something New


Have a great week everyone.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Week 33 -Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Use something NEW

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Happy Friday Everyone!
We have a new challenge for you and our theme is

Use something new


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 28th August to enter

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


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

Ruth:  I'm making a start on my Christmas cards early and have made these three cuties for my three neices.  I've used the gingerbread image from the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun cd - simply enlarged it without any quality issues and then added thick liquid pearls, a banner and half pearls.  I think the girls will like them!



Naz - For this project I  am using an image from Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun. I coloured this cute image using my Copic markers and decided to use lots of Christmas Colours for this project.
Dies I have used for this project are Die-Namics Dies-Vertical Stitched Strips, Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Dies-Star as well as Memory Box Dies - Cross Stitched Frame Borders.The sentiment I have used here is also from the same collection.



Anita - Hi there today for my use something new is the unique images drawn by nikky called "Iickyink Art". I have never seen images like this before so these has blown me away I have used Odella Bow. Backing papers I have used are from work and play 11 collection. I also I used a new die I have bought to add some dimension to background.



Bev: I have opted for A Nordic Christmas. It's just such a versatile collection I adore cutting, shaping and layering up the flowers!


Yvonne - I used the NEW Picknix Nordic Christmas Collection which you can get as a CD-Rom or as a Digi Download Collection.  I used the trees from the embellishment section and cut out 6 of them. I decoupaged them onto each other for some lift.  The papers are from the collection.


Claire C I was inspired by the lovely Claire B's gorgeous Robin canvas and decided to make a Santa canvas using the fabulous Santa digistamp from the Picknix Nordic Christmas Collection (avaiailable here on CD and here as a download



Wendy - Well what else could I use for 'Something New' but one of the newest collections, Twiggy & Toos Festive Fun, which is available as a CD here or get the complete collection as a download here. All items of my card are from this collection, including the scene in the background. The image is also part of this collection, but also available on its own here as a digi download.


Jenny - Use something new was the instruction so as it's coming to the time that I need to make lots of Christmas Cards I decided that the newest Twiggy and Toots was the collection to go for but for a change I decided to use the reindeer and make something a little different.


Anjie - So recently I bought some new stamps from Polkadoodles so thought I'd use those, they are the Can I live here? Mushroom house clear stamp set. They are so easy to use and give a clear and crisp stamp every time! Here is my make: 

More photos and details can be found on my blog.

Jackie- I have been playing with the digi collection Work and Play 5 "Festive Hollybobs" which was a new one for me to use . The printing and cutting out of images, paper and embellishments was also new to me but there was certainly a great range to choose from! Details for making up this card front are on my blog.



Jessie: I have recently got my hands on the wonderful Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection and am head over heals for its! I coloured up Santa Owl with my Copics, all of the patterned papers and the embellishments (excluding the enamel dots) are from the collections. I love how saturated the colours are! 

Ria: My new is the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun collection. I did not use this gorgeouss paper and the super fun calender yet so perfect time for this challenge...




Such great 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.

Have a great week!


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Friday, 7 August 2015

Week 32 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - FOLDS

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Inspiration week here at Polkadoodles, for Week 2 of our challenge

FOLDS

The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 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 can link up your entry here

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 14th August to enter
Our Winner and top 3 for our challenge Two or more papers  can be found at the bottom of this post

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

NazThis beautiful digi I have used here SERENITY BLOSSOM is from SERENITY FAIRY WISHES Set which includes 10 black and white digital stamps, 10 coloured digital stamps,textured papers as well as 26 Sentiments. Amazing value!
The sentiment I have used for this project is from the same stamp set. Have a look on my blog to see more about what dies etc I used...


Anjie - I have made a side stepper card which has 5 folds on it. I have used the beautiful Octavia Thinking image and papers from the Octavia Moonfly collection. the flowers, butterfly, bird and jewels are also from the same collection. I have coloured Octavia with my Graph'It Markers.


Ria - For this challenge I made a card with 3 hills and 2 valleys. SSTT don't tell but I used my favourite Twiggy and Toots collection again for my card hahahaha This image is called Rainy Day...
and I coloured it with pencils and white dots are made with a white molotow marker.


Ruth:  I've made a stepper card and converted it into a number of layers - using the Work and Play 3 download for the man relaxing and the caravan.  I've used Promarkers to colour then added my own handwritten banners plus the bunting.

                                           
Jackie - I have been having fun with the great digi images from the Twiggy and Toots CD Collection...so many to choose from! I made a really simple card today with more than one fold that allowed a range of layers of patterned papers to be visible. Details for colouring the image are on my blog. Now...which image will I colour next??

                                     

Bev here with my inspiration. I used the very useful Work and Play 11 to make my brothers birthday card there is a quick tutorial on how to make the card on my blog. I just love that there are both boy and girl options on these collections.


Wendy - I've made a criss-cross card for this weeks challenge. The image is Odella Bow from the Ickyinks collection. The backing paper is from the Rose Budd Collection and has been recoloured in Craft Artist, as have been the flowers, which can be found in the Eden collection - Blooming Heaven.


Jenny - I thought I'd show you a card fold I was reminded of quite recently, this is made from an A4 sheet of card. I've used Octavia Collection for this card with two backing papers, one digi and a sentiment. There are more pictures over on my blog.


Claire C: I've made a Cascade card using papers, sentiment and embellies from Picnix 3 Nordic Winter. Omg I just love this collections, its jam packed with so many gorgeous goodies!! You can find it here


Yvonne - When 'Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun' was on Create & Craft TV I had made a few samples for the show, but one of my samples was too big for me to post which in a way I was very happy with as I love it and now I get to keep it for Christmas!  I made a pinwheel decoration using papers from the Collection and then folded the papers back accordion style, gluing the ends together.  I printed the image and cut it out twice on my Silhouette Portrait. I then glittered the poor thing within an inch of it's life!!!  The mistletoe and snowflakes are embellishments from the collection.


Jessie - I have fallen in love with Winston Bear, this week I used Winston Gone Fishing. I made 2 card bases for this one is a 5 1/2" square card base but the front flap is cut to a width of only 2 3/4", the second card base is a 4 1/2" square card I adhered the smaller card centered to the back panel of the large card opening backwards there are magnets under the striped patterned paper and under Winston to make sure the card will remain closed the area to write is inside of the smaller of card. 


Anita - Today for the more than 1 fold challenge, I have used a centre stepper design this week. I have also used the wonderful Winston Collection there is oodles in this collection I went with a design sheet which had all that is needed to make a beautiful card. Such gorgeous papers and embellishments to be found for any occasion.


 Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our Two or more papers Challenge
1 - Meg
You have won $10 of downloads from the store
Please contact us HERE and quote PD32001Wk29 to claim your prize.

Our Top 3, chosen by the Design Team,
5 - Jana
44 - Norma
67  -Beatriz 
Well done and don't forget your badges

You can enter the More than one fold challenge HERE
See you all next week!

Friday, 31 July 2015

Week 31 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - FOLDS

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Hello everyone.  Well here we are at the end of July! Soon be Christmas LOL!
Does anybody else wonder where this year has gone?
Have you been finding time to craft lately?  It has been so wonderful coming to visit your
blogs and we thank you for entering our challenges.

The latest releases at Polkadoodles have surely been a huge hit.





Make sure you grab yours - the digi releases will be available in store this weekend!
Anyway, lets get on with the show.

We have another new challenge for this fortnight:
FOLDS
We would love you to do something extra with your makes, so it could be an easel card, a gatefold card or it could be some kind of paper folding - the choice is yours!

The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 voucher for the store! 
Whoop whoop, how lovely!
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 14th August to enter
We only have a few little rules and they can be found in the side bar over there ----->

Now let's take a look at the fabulous DT creations....

Asha - I'm playing with Work & Play 10 - Country Life to make this square Joy fold card. The image is called Egg Collecting and is also available as a separate download digi. I coloured her with Polychromos. The papers and sentiments are also from the same CD  Collection.  Extra embellies - ribbon from my stash.

Scatty Jan - How much fun did I have playing with all the little characters from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun - I cut the base card in Kraft on my portrait and from there on in used the amazing CD just adding a few drops of glossy accents here and there and a smidging of glitter.


Cheremane - I have four folds on my Inspiration for you today. I used the Uber Cute
Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection. It's jammed packed full of Owl cuteness along with the most cutest Robin, it really is an adorable CD. I have used the Pre-coloured Image along with the papers and sentiment.

Aunty Sue - For my card I have made a Standing Springy card this has 5 folds and is made from an A4 sheet of card. I have used the awesome Twiggy & Toots Cd which you can purchase as a CD or Download. It is also available in parts. I have used a digi coloured with promarkers. All the papers and elements are from the same CD.


Penny - here with a simple little card using the lovely Cowgirl digi with the varied digital papers.
My second fold is hidden (and I can't find my good camera), but the card opens to display the clear shaker window.

Karon - For my More than one fold creation, I decided to try something I haven't made before.  An exploding box :-)  All the papers and embellishments are from the wonderful Picknix 3 - Nordic Winter collection.  The poinsettia is from this wonderful CD too, I cut and layered till I was happy and then added some glitter - this is on the lid of the box.  The sentiment squares are from the other new wonderful new release Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun


Agnieszka - hello :) Today I want to share with you a step card , this time I used Maddie Shy I used my favourite colors combo: pink, lime and violet.  I added some flowers and butterflies . I hope you like it. Happy crafting.

Gorgeous creations by the design team and Plenty of inspiration for you to get creating too.

So, don't forget the theme is
More than One Fold
See you next week, when we will announce the winner of our
2 or more Patterned Papers challenge :-)
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Friday, 24 July 2015

Week 30 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - 2 or more Patterned Papers

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Well hello there everyone.
Did you all manage to catch Nikky earlier in the
week with the fabulous new releases 
on Create & Craft TV?

Aren't they just fabulous.
They are both available for pre-order now!

Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun



Picknix 3 Nordic Winter



We are into Week 2 of our 2 or More Patterned Papers Challenge
so have lots of inspiration for you from the Design Team

You can enter the challenge HERE

Don;t forget you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
The rules are over there in the side bar ------>

The winner of our Add some Embossing Challenge will be announced at the end of this post.


We are so lucky to have a another new member joining the PD DT team, so please give a warm welcome to Susan.

Susan - For my Card for the 2 or more Designer papers I have used Cinders. I have used my Promarkers with touches of pencil. My papers are from Distressed Wood Pack and Twiggy & Toots CD. The Sentiment is also from the CD. Finished off with some Lace, Spiders Web and gems and an embossing folder.


And here's the rest of the Design Team and they fabulous inspiration.

Asha - My card features a fairy from the sweet Serenity Fairy Collection. She's called Serenity Butterfly and is also available as a separate download. I coloured her with Polychromo pencils. The two patterned papers are from the Serenity Fairy Collection. To finish I added some ribbon and little blobs of Liquid Pearls.


Karon - I decided, as I just couldn't resist, to use the fabulous Owl Bag template on the wonderful new release Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection.  I did add a couple of extra layers to the feathers. The template was so easy to follow and you can make it your own, by using all the different fabulous papers.  I added a beautiful Poinsettia from the collection too.


Cheremane - For my inspiration I couldn't resist one of the Brand New Collections Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection. Oh my its jammed packed full of goodies for all your paper crafting. I have used several of the papers from the Cd along with the cutest Fairy Owl pre-coloured image and sentiment. To finish I added some ribbon and lots of glitter which you can also find these crafty goodies in the Shop.


Jackie - A little bit of inspiration using the digi 'Oddella Twig' some patterned papers, lace and dies...the butterflies are cut from patterned paper to add texture. 


Penny - with the lovely Serenity Princess who comes as a single digi or in the fabulous kit Serenity Fairy Wishes.  I used digi papers from varied kits.  I love how easy it is to mix and match.


Lou: I have cheated a little and created my backing papers using the new "What's up Buttercup" stamp set. Did also add little bits of patterned paper too, (just in case) ...


Agnieszka - hello Crafters :) Today I want to share with you a card , this time I used http://polkadoodles.co.uk/octavia-bird-in-the-hand-digital-stamp-download/ I added some flowers and ribbon. I hope you like it. Happy crafting.




Aren't they wonderful!  

So without further ado, lets announce our winner (as chosen by Random Org)
for our Add some Embossing Challenge is...


You have won $10 of downloads from the store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD30001wk27

Our Top 3 Chosen by our Design Team are...

#31 - Pamellia
#59 - Jackie C
#62 - Suzi

Congratulations everyone and don't forget to take your blinkies
from the side bar :-)

Now it's time to get your craft on and enter our latest challenge.

2 or More Patterned Papers


Have a great week everyone.