Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 24/25 - Use a Die Cut - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 1 July 2016

Week 22/23 - For the Boys - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 17 June 2016

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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 :-)

Friday, 17 June 2016

Week 24 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Use a Die Cut

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Happy Friday everyone!

We have some rather exciting news to share with you today, but before we do....

We have a new challenge for this fortnight and the theme is

Use a Die Cut
(You can use a manual or electronic machine)

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.

Anyways, let's get on with the news.
We have some wonderful ladies joining us here, at Polkadoodles, over the next few weeks.
We are forcing them breaking them in gently :-)

Please give a very warm welcome to the new members of our Design Team
and while you at it, why not go check out their amazing blogs!

Lisa - Crafting Belle

Helen - Helen's Crafty Shed

Pauline -  Crafting with Cotnob

Tammi Lynn - Crafty Gals Life

Tracy - Stamping All Seasons

Michelle - Cards by Keencrafter

Shelagh - Shelagh's Crafty Concepts


Lisa and Helen are diving in at the deep end and joining us today.
Why not check out their fabulous creations along with the
rest of the wonderful Design Team :-)

Lisa - Hi there, I am so excited to be here and joining the Polkadoodles Design Team.  For my first creation I have used the fabulous Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.  I have used papers, digi stamp and flowers from the collection, adding die cuts, pearls and alphas from my stash.  The digi stamp was coloured with alcohol markers and can also be found as an individual digi download Wishes Winnie


Helen -  Today is my first post here at the challenge blog ,so proud to be part of the big kahuna after my Inkies Pinkies colouring DT that I'm still doing!! I've chosen to use Winnie on her bee keeping duties from the fabulous 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.


Scatty Jan - I loved making this card up the papers are just stunningly delish . The paper is from Daisydays also the digi flowerpot that I have paper pierced and those lovely bee's. The flowers are also from the collection layered up to make them pop out of the flowerpot . The stems are stamped from the Daisyday stamps . The trowel and fork are electronic die cuts that I have cut in the same paper to match.    


Alysha - Happy Friday Polkadoodlers! This week I have created a lovely little card using papers and embellishments from Winnie in Wonderland, my very favorite collection at the moment. I have used a delightful little butterfly die and the little butterflies from inside the die. looking forward to seeing your creations. Hugs Aly xx


Karon - I too have used the fabulous new release Winnie in Wonderland.  I absolutely adore this white rabbit.  I have layerd up the papers - so that it looks like you are looking down a hole and there is white rabbit to chase that late birthday :-)  Everything is from this fabulous collection.


Claire C - I've also used the gorgeous new 'Winnie in Wonderland' collection to create my card. I've used a die cut word and die cuts to create the flowers too. The image has been coloured with my Lyra pencils.


Carol - Well I hope you are enjoying all this inspiration using the fabulous new "Winnie in Wonderland" collection.  I coudn't resist using the Winnie Wonderaland Horse to create my card today.  I used my die cut aroung my image which I coloured with my copics and also added some die cut butterflies.  The background paper is from the Rose Budd Collection.


Wow fabulous inspiration again this week for our

USE A DIE CUT challenge

We will announce the winners etc of our For the Boys challenge in next weeks post.

Now it's over to you.
Have a fabulous weekend.  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, 10 June 2016

Week 23 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - For the Boys

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Happy Friday everyone.

We are inspiration week for our
FOR THE BOYS
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 17th June 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 Birthday Celebrations Challenge
will be announced at the end of this post

New releases galore at the moment.  Have you seen the latest.
Nikky has pulled out all the stops, we have several!

Stamping Made Easy
Have you ever wanted to stamp but were a little bit nervous?
Well now you can with help from Nikky
and two wonderful new combination collections

Summertime and Daisydays





And last but by no means least!
If you love all things Alice in Wonderland then you will love
our

Winnie in Wonderland



Why not pop along to the Polkadoodles store, you never know what you will find.
Also, while your there, sign up for the Polkadoodles Newsletter so you don't miss anything!

Anyways, lets see what the Design Team have for you this week.

Karon - Hmmm For the Boys eh!  I couldn't resist using a lovely pre-coloured scene from one of the envelopes in the Cherryblossom Lane collection.  I added some fencing and coloured the river with a grey pencil - to change it to a road :-)  Then added Horace as he is out for a country walk :-)


I have a second card to share with you this week - I have used the new release Winnie in Wonderland.  I love this rabbit!  Everything you see is from this collection and I have added layers to add dimension to the card.


Alysha - Well I will be kicking off my first challenge as a newbie DT with Polkadoodles with this lovely masculine card, I just love his cheeky demeanor and I have to say his little doggie is pretty darn cute too!  This card was created using the Pretty Tuff CD from Polkadoodles.  I hope you like my DT card for this challenge and will come on over to Polkadoodles Challenge Blog  and join in the fun with us, hugs Aly xx



Scatty Jan - Something a little different for me this week , Stamping!! After all these years of saying I couldn't stamp - I followed all the Underlay sheets on Summertime . I now adore stamping so much!
I used stamps from both the new collections for my little scene Summertime and Daisydays I used the stamps to make the fishing rod, fish , fish hook, bubbles and trees and also the sentiment. Trees and grass were coloured in watercolours, The sky was done in pastels and the water using Graph'It Markers along with mix it fluid and a dish cloth .


My second card this week I used the lovely beach hut digi from Summertime and coloured using Graph'It Markers - for the sky and sand I used pastels. The shell and the boat were made using a couple of leaf stamps from the stamps from Daisydays.


Carol - for my inspiration this week I have used some of the lovely pre-coloured elements from the Sticks and Bones collection to make a quick birthday card.


Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team.
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our Birthday Celebrations Challenge.
The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is....

Please email us HERE and quote PD23001Wk20 to claim you prize of
$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.

#1 - Dreja
#54 - Yogi
#80 - Jana K

Here's your Top 3 badge for your blogs......


And finally our
Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are

#70 - Billie A

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



Have a fabulous week everyone.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Week 22 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - For the Boys

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Happy Friday everyone!

1. Watch out over the weekend and make sure you're signed up for the Polkadoodles newsletter to get some exciting news later today! You do NOT want to miss it!
2. Our DT Call is still open so please send us your entries HERE
3. You can watch us on Create and Craft TV again on Tuesday at 2pm GMT - some gorgeous new releases so don't miss it!

We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and our theme is
One For the Boys
(this can be anything male, it doesnt have to be a specific male project, it can be male colours ie blues etc, just anything which depicts a masculine element)
 You have until Noon GMT, Friday 17th June, 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.

Anyway, let's get on with the show and see what the wonderful Design Team have for your inspiration this week.
Anita   Hi it's me with a little make for one for the boys, today I thought I would work from a design sheet from the Work and play 11 collection  and a coordinating backing paper these papers are super lush.


Ruth:  I've gone way back to an earlier cd - Paper Boutique Vol 1.  I've used one of the Family Affair templates and printed off as A5 size; I've just added a faux running stitch, handwritten tag and some extra kraft stars.  Really easy and quick to make!


Bev: I decided to use one of the design sheets from Work & Play 7 and a couple of the complimentary backing papers. This week I opted for a 5x7 card and used one of my dies to give the front a different edge.


Anjie I've used one of my all time fave male collections, which is Pretty Tuff. Whenever I have a male make to do this is my go to CD, even if I don't use an image for it the papers are just perfect for males of all ages! Now talking of papers did you know some of our collections have actual physical paper pads? No, well we do and Pretty Tuff is one of those. So if you don't want to print papers you can buy the paper pad HERE. More info and details on my blog.



Katrina: I've used the pre-coloured version of the fabulous science geek from the Work and Play 12 CD and made a 'molecule' with co-ordinating buttons and cocktail sticks.


Claire C I've used Cherry Blossom Lane, one of my all time favourites from Polkadoodles to make this card, The papers are all from the CD collectio which can be found here. The main image a clear stamp called Noah, you can find him here , I've stamped him on kraft card and coloured him with pencils.

Lovely creations to inspire you all with our One For The Boys 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, 27 May 2016

Week 21 - Birthday celebrations - Polkadodles Crafting Challenge

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

Birthday Celebrations
Challenge
You can enter it Here

Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ---->
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles download store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 3rd June
 to enter


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!

Here are more fantastic creations from the team
Anita  Today I am bringing you some birthday inspiration using polkadoodles

Birthday cake digital image I have been dieing to use this image, so this is just perfect for this occasion,  I coloured using Alcohol markers a background technique using alcohol cleaner and a splash of ribbon. 


Ruth:  I've used the very cute Winston Bear Birthday and coloured it up with Promarkers.  I've made a he into a she for this card to celebrate a first Birthday!  Papers are from Work and Play 10.





Anjie -  I've used the stamps from the fabulous Lemonade Fizz collection which you can order HERE. I stamped and coloured up lots of petals, leaves and shapes. I coloured them once again with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. Then I cut all the elements out by hand and arranged the petals and leaves over some I had stamped direct to the card. I shaped the leaves before sticking them down to give them some dimension. I then stamped a border and a sentiment and used the new metallic Gansai Tambi paints, which I have to say are LUSH! More details and photos on my blog.


Claire C Come and join Winnie for a birthday! I've used a digital image called Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime - Cake and chocolate with Miss Candy Cremepuff! - Printable Digital Stamp Download and coloured her with my Graph'It markers. The teapot template and the gorgeous papers and embellies are all from Lavender Tea and Magic Garden


Bev here. For my birthday card I used the uber useful Winston collection & as I've not had a lot of time I used all pre coloured images. For more details on how it's constructed feel free to pop over to my blog here.



Katrina:  I've used the digi stamp Birthday Rock Cake from the Sticks and Bones CD for my card and coloured her in with alcohol markers. The grass is cut from one of the Texture papers on the CD using an icicle die and I cut the cake layers by hand from one of the Animal Print papers that I thought looked a bit like currants :) 


Gorgeous creations by everyone. Now onto the winner and Top 3 of our Things with Wings. The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is...
Please email us HERE quoting PD21001Wk18 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 - Astrid
50 - Sue B
59 - Beatriz





Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners,
for using a Polkadoodles image are
66 - Shell B
68 - Ellena F
76 - Nick

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...
Birthday Celebrations and you can enter Here
Have a great week everyone :

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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