Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 20 - Birthday Celebrations - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 3 June 2016

Week 18/19 - Things with Wings - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 20 May 2016

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Week 20 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Birthday Celebrations & DT CALL

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Happy Friday everyone!

We are still in Birthday mode here at Polkadoodles so we hope you are joining in all the fun. Why not pop along to the Polkadoodles Facebook page and see what we are all up to. You might snag some great surprise discounts and other fun stuff along the way.
Yes, we are looking for a couple of new DT members so if you're interested please click the image above or go to the post below this one for more details on how to apply!

We have a new challenge starting today and our theme just has to be ....
Birthday Celebrations
You can make anything you like for the challenge, as long as it follows the theme.
You have until Noon GMT, Friday 3rd June to enter.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
Remember, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ----->

Now lets see what fabulous Birthday inspiration the Design Team have for you this week.

Ria -Happy Birthday Polkadoodles.. for today's card I used the sweet Maddie Twirling Curls, coloured with markers and pencils. For the card I used the pretty Lavender Tea Collection and a wooden 7 from my stash...

Scatty Jan - Who doesn't love a Birthday party? Well my project started out as a cake, which in turn turned out to be afternoon tea - which then had to move outside as it became an afternoon tea party. I have used so many collections which are all listed on my blog along with a lot more photos and info so pop across and help yourself to a slice of cake xx


Jenny - Happy Birthday Polkadoodles! For my card I've used Lily Love Bug and I chose the heart because we do love Polkadoodles! You can get her as a single digi or as part of a collection, here.


Karon - Happy 7th Birthday Polkadoodles, whoop whoop!  :-)  I have used the fabulous Winnie Fruit Punch collection for everything on my card.  I used a pre-coloured image and also added some beads and wire to the butterfly.  I love doing easel cards, they come together so quickly.  This Winnie image is also available as a single black and white digi for you to colour up yourself, Winnie Wishes.


Carol - Happy birthday Polkadoodles - for my inspiration I have made a cake card using a background paper from Winnie Fruit Punch for the icing, added a die cut sentiment and then decorated the cake with some toppers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and of course the candle embellishments from the Winston Collection. I also added some pearls, a rose and some ribbon and bows.


Such wonderful creations from the Design Team.

Our winners of our Things with Wings Challenge and our Feather in my Cap winners (more details on this in the tab up top), will be announced next Friday.

Now its over to you.  We really appreciate you all entering our challenges and 
love coming to visit and seeing all your fabulous creations.

Have a wonderful week.

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN TEAM CALL - MAY 2016


Hey all you awesome crafters!

New awesome crafters required for our fabulous team!


WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON as we have 3 different teams so this call is open until all our positions are filled.
We are looking for general cardmakers, colourists who like to use digis and anyone who loves to digiscrap!

At Polkadoodles we have a variety of products from digistamps and clear and rubber stamps, digital CD collections to die cut sheets,  not to mention lots of other things we do and make. We sell our lovely products around the world and we need talented crafters to help us promote what we do and are on the lookout for exceptional creative talent that can help us make our products look great and help to promote the Polkadoodles brand.

We love crafting and we need people who love our products and what we do to come and join the fun!

We do have some stringent requirements for our teamies but if you can manage the following we'd love to hear from you:

1. You must be able to commit to a team - many people underestimate how important this is, we're not interested in people who flit from team to team to gain new stash or having no staying power, we commit to you and so we need that commitment back.
2. You must be able to complete projects on time to deadline - deadline failure is a big no no!

3. Blogs and Social Media - you MUST have a blog which is updated regularly and be present on Social Media - or if you're not you must be willing to be involved in Social Media. This includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest and any others that come along too! If you can’t engage regularly through Social Media with our potential customers then this role is not for you.

4. You must be able to post at least one project every 2 weeks and an additional project here and there as and when required.
5. Samples – we are a high profile Company and we need people who can make physical samples (if you’re in the UK) to tight deadlines as and when required.

We look for variety within the team so it's not always about having the best of everything in one person - we want to show how versatile our products are.
Skill level - you need to be of a suitable skill level and be capable of good composition in your projects. Projects need to be finished to a high standard.
Colouring skills – You don’t need to be the greatest colourist in the world but if you are then it earns brownie points! We need great colourists AND people who make beautiful projects so you need to be a good all rounder.
Photos - you MUST be able to take good photos of your work. Your photos represent our products and they need to be a good standard to showcase them properly.
You will be generously rewarded with products to use during your time on the team in return for your hard work and commitment.

Most of all - we need people who ADORE craft and live and breathe for it. We want people who are always looking to improve their skills and who are team players in it for the long haul.

So if this is you, email us with why you wanna be in the team and examples of some work, we’d love to see them!

TO APPLY:
email us a short bio explaining why we should choose you (no more than 50 words please!) together with your BLOG & Social Media links to:  sales@polkadoodles.co.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 JUNE, all applicants will receive a reply once a decision has been made either way. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Week 19 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Things with Wings

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Hope you are all well and have had a fabulous week!  
YES, it's our 7th Birthday here at Polkadoodles - a whole 7 years of trading, wow the time has gone past in such a flash! Watch out over the rest of the month as we have loads of special offers and stuff going on n a daily basis so make sure you keep checking in for 24 hour discount codes and allsorts of fun stuff!

It's inspiration week for our current challenge
Things with Wings 
and you can enter
HERE
Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
The winner of this current challenge will win $10 to spend in the Polkadoodles download store.
The Winner, Top 3 and our Feathers in your Cap for our Swirls and Flourishes Challenge
will be announced at the end of this post.

The latest releases Little Kingdom and Magic Garden and accompanying Stamp Soup sets
have been such a hit....

Little Kingdom Collection - over 500 printables       

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

Scatty Jan - For my with wings project I made a little post box which I cut on my portrait - I then used the lovely Lily Bug collection to decorate it , you can find that here. There are lots more photo's and info on my blog so please stop by xx

Jenny - For my things with wings  I have also used Lily Bug Love and have made a 7 inch square card. I put all the items on to a couple of pages in Craft Artist and then once printed cut them out and layered them up.  This is my first card with this collection even though I have had it for a while, hope you like it.

Carol - for my Things with Wings inspiration, I used the beautiful Bees, sentiment, background paper and  Honey Bee from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection and made an easel card. I coloured my images with my copics and you can find the colours I used on my blog.
Ria - For my Inspiration Things with wings I used the gorgeous Serenity Fairy Kisses and coloured her with water-colour mediums. The sentiment is from the Twiggy and Toots collection.  And my flowers are from the Lavender Tea Collection.
Jackie - This past fortnight has been busier than usual for our household! Luckily for me, I was able to play around with the Lily Bug Love Collection and create a card using my computer. I think I will build up a collection of this type of card front for those busy times when I need a card in a hurry!!
Karon - I needed a quick card this week as I nearly forgot it was hubby's birthday!  As I always print out lots of bits and pieces and papers, I delved into my Twiggy & Toots folder in the drawer and found just what I needed :-) A pre-coloured topper, which is also available as a single digi purchase for you to colour and you can find that HERE.  The Twiggy and Toots Collection is full of fabulous inspiration and if you love owls, you will fall in love with these! A bit of inking and layers and a quick card was put together. Phew!
Such wonderful inspiration for you this week.

Now, let's announce our Winner and Top 3 of our Swirls and Flourishes challenge.
The Winner chosen by Random Org is...
#21 - Deanne
Please email us HERE quoting PD19001Wk16 to claim your prize $10 worth of downloads from the digi store.  Here's your Winners badge for your blog.

Grab our Winners Blinkie!

Our Top 3 chosen by the Design Team are...
#5 - Nela
Here is your Top 3 badge for your blogs.
And finally our Feather in your Cap, for using a Polkadoodles image, for this week is...
Please take the following badge for your blog.  If you would like to learn more about our Feather in your Cap feature,  check out the Win a Feather page tab above :-)
Congratulations to everyone.  We really appreciate each and everyone that enters our challenges, and love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.
Our current Challenge theme is Things with Wings
and you can enter HERE

Friday, 6 May 2016

Week 18 - Polkadoodles Crafting - Things with Wings

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Happy Friday everyone! Our new challenge is
Things With Wings
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 20th May to enter this challenge.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.



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

Claire C  I've had lots of stamping fun creating this card using some of the fab new Stamp Soup stamps! I just love toadstools and I couldn't resist making a fairy too. The staircase and backing papers are from the CD collection 'Magic Garden', the stamps are mostly from the Magic Garden stamp set with a couple from Little Kingdom. These new goodies sold like hot cakes on C&C but you can preorder yours here and here! Be warned though, these stamps are totally addictive



Ruth:  I've used the very sweet Lily Love Bug collection (available in either cd format or download) to make my card - I've used one of the pre coloured images, fussy cut it and then added two of the frames plus a sentiment.  Really quick and easy to make especially when you're on the last minute!


Katrina:  I've 'built' some flowers and a butterfly using the gorgeous stamps in the Lavender Tea Stamp Soup Collection and coloured everything in with Brushos. The sentiment is printed from the Lemonade Fizz CD.


Bev here. This week I combined the challenge subject with a birthday card for my hubby. Using Winnie Fruit Punch.  He does like to go over my cards with a fine tooth comb to see if he can guess how I made it. CD crafting doesn't have to be flat and one dimensional you know and when combined with layers, inks, ribbon & embossing you can make something really, quite special.



Anita -  . This week I have chosen to use Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup Collection  and tried my hand at a little reverse stamping to make the wings , all coloured with alcohol markers and got busy with my scissors.

Anjie I've used images from the fab new Magic Garden CD. I've used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints to colour them and the background in. I've printed the pots and toadstools a few times and decoupaged them up. The dragonflies are also cut separate and shaped and raised to give them a 3D effect. I've used a fine liner to draw the lines around the edge, layered it onto black card and used some raffia to finish it off.

Lou: I have used papers, stamps and embellishments from the wonderful "The All This ... For This kit" to create my card. Butterfly background created with the stamps, made in to panels and then layered on 
to one of the backing papers. Sentiment and watch embellishment also from the same kit.





Lovely creations to inspire you all with our Things With Wings challenge! 

Our winners of our Swirls and Flourishes 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, 29 April 2016

Week 17 - Polkadoodles Crafting -Swirls & Flourishes

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 

Swirls & Flourishes
Challenge
You can enter it Here
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Here are more fantastic creations from the team
Ruth:  I've used Winnie Fruit Punch for my shaped card - I layered the image onto the topper using a graphics programme (I did the same with the sentiment).  I've added a line of liquid pearl dots around the edges of the card, a little bit of glitter plus some half pearls and the card is complete.  Really quick and easy to make!




Katrina: I've used stamps from the Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup Collection to make some swirly flowers. These are layered up on a stencil/Gelli Plate background and a dotty paper from the Pretty Tuff CD . The sentiment is also from the stamp set


AnjieI've used the fab new Little Kingdom collection that was on the show on Wednesday. The whirls and flourishes are on the fabulous toadstools and I have added some dried flowers as added flourishes to the little scene. LOTS more info and photos on my blog.

Anita - For this week I have used Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup Collection  which has created my main focal image of dragonflies and flowers, then made my own backing paper with these gorgeous stamps too. Added some sparkle with a zig pen.



Bev here for my make this week I used the very resourceful Lavender Tea Collection and made an A5 card. Lots of layers, bling, ribbon & lace and a few tweaks in a graphics programme






I've used stamps from the gorgeous new Magical Garden Stamp Soup collection to make my flowers, I stamped them on vellum with Brilliance ink, cut them out and layered them up. The sentiment is from the CD collection and I've added die cut swirls and flourished that I embossed with Gold embossing powder




Gorgeous creations by everyone. Now onto the winner and Top 3 of our Floral Frenzy challenge. The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is...


Please email us HERE quoting PD17001Wk14 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.
7 - Jill
43 - Moje
69- Jules



Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners,
for using a Polkadoodles image are
35 - Margaret A
16 - Debbie M
63 - Bluedaisy

Well done to our Feathery friends.  You have been added to our League board which you can check all about at the pages tab up top :-) 
Each week 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...
Swirls and Flourishes and you can enter Here
Have a great week everyone :-)

Friday, 22 April 2016

Week 16 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Swirls and Flourishes

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Happy Friday everyone.
Did you all have a good week?  We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and our theme is
Swirls & Flourishes
This could be die cut swirls or flourishes. in the paper, any part of your creation as long as it is included somewhere :-)  You have until Noon GMT, Friday 6 May, 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 you Cap, more details on this in the pages tab above

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

Scatty Jan - For my make this week I have used the fantastic Lavender Tea collection you can find it in store right here or a a CD here . So very lovely to craft with including some lush templates - This time I decided on a triple easel card there are lots more photos and details on my blog xx


Jackie - For the Swirls and Flourishes challenge I have played with The Winnie Sprinkles Springtime Collection. I played around resizing flowers and butterflies from the CD and chose an image to print off. This was coloured using Copic markers - I have to say, I am really enjoying colouring Winnie!
I added both die cut and crystal swirls and flourishes on the layers of my card.


Ria -  For the Swirls and Flourish challenge this week I used the gorgeous Eden Collection. I printed Eden Cherryblossom on Kraft and coloured her with alcohol markers and pencils. The swirls are from a die set.


Carol - today I've made an easel card with a very cute frame featuring A Gift, a sentiment, butterfly and background paper from from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection.  I printed all my elements on Copic Xpress-it cardstock and coloured my image with my Copics. The swirls are from a Couture creations die, which I tinted with Copics and embellished with flowers.


Jenny - I've made a very simple card because it's for someone I work with and we don't go too elaborate for workmates. I have used Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and I really don't think she needs too much as the images are perfect to stand alone.


Mia - This card is made using the gorgeous Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection. All the papers, image and embellishments are from the collection. The swirls are from Joanna Sheen. For more details please visit my blog.


Karon - Ooh swirls and flourishessss :-)  I have used the Lavender Tea Collection for my cards to day. I couldn't decide whether to give the front panel a scalloped circle or a rectangle so I did two cards :-) Which do you prefer?  The darker flourish on the purple background is from the Lemonade Fizz Collection.  I have inked all the edges of all the flowers and the layers.

Wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, hope that gets your creative juices flowing.

Our winners of the Floral Frenzy Challenge and our Feather in my Cap winners
for using PD images (more details in the pages tab up top) will be announce next Friday.

Have a great week - Thanks for sharing your makes with us each and every week, we love coming to
visit and appreciate you taking part in our challenges.
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Friday, 15 April 2016

Week 15 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Floral Frenzy

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Happy Friday!  Middle of April already!
It's inspiration week here at Polkadoodles and our current challenge
Floral Frenzy  Enter HERE

So we want to see flowers on your creations, floral papers, embellishments
charms you name it, if it's a flower it counts :-) Remember, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges. Only a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ----->  The Winner and Top 3 of our Cream & Sugar Challenge, along with our Top 3 Feathers for using a Polkadoodles image, will be announced at the bottom of this post.

Winnie Fruit Punch is one of our new releases that has really got your creative juices flowing....


There are individual Design Sheets, digi stamps, even small bundles to purchase in the
Polkadoodles Download store, or you can buy the whole collection
either as download or CD.
Anyway's lets see what the fabulous Design Team have for your inspiration this week.
Scatty Jan - For my make this week I have used the fantastic Lemonade Fizz collection you can find it in store right here or a a CD here . So very lovely to craft with including some lush templates. The wheelbarrow is one of the templates but I just layered it up instead so it sat on my card- This time I decided on a bee hive shaped card this was so much fun to make. there are lots more photos and details on my blog xx


Mia - I decided to make something a little more 3D for this week and used the flowers from the Winnie Fruit Punch CD and the leaves from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime to upcycle these teacups I purchased cheaply from a charity shop. I love all the florals and characters on both CD's.

Jenny - For my Floral Frenzy I decided to take the easy way and use a template from the Lemonade Fizz  collection.  I printed a couple of sheets of backing paper and then printed the template onto  the back, as my Cameo isn't plugged in at the moment I cut this out by hand. I took some of the embellishments into Craft Artist and filled a page with bees, flowers and a butterfly which I cut out by hand.
Ria - For my Floral Frenzy I used the cute Winnie Fruit Punch collection. I used one of the pre-coloured toppers and added some stitching to it. Followed a sketch I found online as I love sketches :) it is so easy if you are out of ideas just Google card sketches and you will find instant MOJO :) I cut out the flowers by hand as that went faster then setting up the silhouette this time ;) happy weekend.

Jackie - For my Floral Frenzy card I printed off some of the great papers, pre-coloured images and digi from the Winnie Sprinkles Springtime Collection. It was hard to choose what to print off first, everything's super scrummy!!  I used a punch on the patterned paper for the strip in the background, and used foam tape to give some height to my flowers and depth to the butterfly. I coloured Winnie using Copic markers.

Karon - I have use the delightful Winnie Fruit Punch for my card today.  Using the fabulous fat bees and beautiful flowers.  All the edges have been inked up, some foam tape was used to add some dimension.

Carol here with a topiary tree featuring 3 printed sheets of daisies  from  Winnie Fruit Punch. I cut the flowers using my Cameo, shaped them and layered them and added a rhinestone centre. The base for the topiary came from the Silhouette store and I added a ribbon and filled the pot with chocolates.


Gorgeous creations by everyone. Now onto the winner and Top 3 of our Cream & Sugar challenge. The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is...
#20 - Mrs T
Please email us HERE quoting PD15001Wk12 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.

#5 - Sharon G
#10 - Elena F

Here is your fabulous Top 3 badge for your blogs.


And last but by no means least our
Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners,
for using a Polkadoodles image are
#5 - Sharon G
Well done to our Feathery friends.  You have been added to our League board which you can check all about at the pages tab up top :-) 
Each week 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.

Please add this wonderful badge to your blogs.


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...
Floral Frenzy and you can enter HERE
Have a great week everyone :-)