Saturday, 27 December 2014

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 38 - It's A Sketch - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 3 Oct

Week 36/37 - Tag You're It - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 19 Sept


Friday, 19 September 2014

Week 38 - It's a Sketch - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hey everyone, guess what?  It's Friday!!
Hope you have all had a fabulous crafting week.

Did you know that Polkadoodles is not just all about CD's and digital products?  

There are so many different items available in the Polkadoodles Shop.
Everything from clear and rubber stamps, lots of new Christmas stamps too if you are ready to get organised, papers, embellishments, you name it......Individual Digital stamps and collections for immediate download!
Why not grab a tea/coffee and go take a browse!
There really are some super yummy products in the store!

As a special token of our appreciation Nikky decided it was time we had a little discount code especially for all you blog readers who join us every week
So, simply enter code PDBL0010 
and you will save a 
huge fat 10% off everything 
in the shop until Tuesday! 
WOW!!! Go grab some bargains! 

We have a new challenge for you for this's a sketch.

You can interpret this how you wish and the hearts can be any shape you like.
You do not have to use Polkadoodles products on your creations to enter our challenges.
You have until noon GMT, Friday 3 October to enter.
Please follow our rules which can be found in the side bar here ------>

The winner of this challenge will receive 4 Digi downloads 
 of their choice from the store.

The Design Team have done an amazing job with this wonderful sketch so here's the teams' inspiration for you....

Scatty Jan - What a lovely sketch this time - I used the fantastic Work and Play Festive Hollybobs collection. The flower and holly have been layered to give some depth.

Karon - I am not really one for sketches, as I am not very good.  However, I love this sketch and it was so easy to use.  I replaced the two hearts with the two main characters from the new Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD.  All the papers and embellishments are from this wonderful CD.  The sentiment is from the Cherryblossom Lane CD.  I distressed all the edges and inked them up.

Samantha K - I have used the Work and Play 6 collection to create my card. I have used the barmaid image merged with part of the barman image, to create a more fuller bar scene :) This image is perfect whether giving to a friend who likes to celebrate or someone that works behind a bar.You can find more details and photos on MY BLOG

Cheremane - I have used the papers from Pretty Sweet Cd I adore the girls on this disk and the papers really are stunning. I decided this time to let the papers speak for themselves on my inspiration as you really can't beat having the perfect papers at your finger tips ready to print when you need them and not only that you can print as many as you want.

Melanie -  I love using sketches - it's great how you're freed up to think about colours, images and embellishments without worrying about placement - the results are always fabulous! I used the Work & Play 6 CD again for this one. The cleaning lady is such a fab image and I love that vacuum-patterned paper! I made the coiled flowers by tightly curling a strip of patterned paper using a quilling tool. Some bright felt flowers added an extra splash of colour while some lilac gems and buttons finished the effect.

Asha - Yes.... I made a Christmas card. It's hard to say no to the Festive Hollybobs CD. Lots of layering made easy with scrumptious papers from the CD. Not to mention tons of embellishments, digis and sentiments to choose from. Extras from my stash: bits of ribbon and 3 red bling ... that's all it needs!

AnnaRecently I am delighted with the new Winston collection from Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD . However, even though this time I used papers from this collection for die cut elements, I decided to do something different - not with bears or other cute pictures but a card for a wedding. Besides, the hearts in the maps inspired me to to something wedding themed. Additional elements, which give this card a pretty touch are my favorite tulle, flowers, crystals and beads on a string.

Lou: I have used Winston (from the Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD) to create my birthday card. All elements for my card are from the CD. I have coloured Winston with my PrismaColour pencils.

SusanI have used Amelia 15 from the Polka Doodles CD,  Pretty Sweet. I have coloured her with my Copic pens. Background papers and sentiment are also from the same cd.

Fabulous creations from my teamies, don't you agree?!

Now it's your turn to get creating and enter our challenge
by following the above sketch - we can't wait to see how you interpret it.
Don't forget there is a limit of two entries per person.
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Wk 3 - Digi Queens Day!

Hi everyone, welcome back to another awesome day of inspiration from the Digi Queens team!
If you've not seen this post before each Tuesday the lovely Digi Queen team pop in and show you some amazing inspiration for colouring in all your Polkadoodles images from the store - HERE - we have added lots of new images this week so you need to check them out!.... Make sure you also join our fab group on Facebook too - Polka Doodle Dandies....we have loads of stuff and specials and freebies going on so it's worth a visit!

Tuesday is our challenge day over at Digi Choosday too so make sure you pop over once you read this post to join in the fun (we have fab inspiration and more importantly - you can save 25% today whoop whoop!!)
So let's see what the Digi Queens are up to today....

Janine - Hi and good morning everyone.  Well I'm back from my trip to Alaska and I'm just about recovered from the effects of jetlag - I guess that's the trouble of travelling so far away.  I shouldn't complain really as I had a brilliant time. Anyhoo, back to Polkadoodles business.  The theme for the Digi Queens this week is Christmas, my favourite time of the year.  I was spoilt for choice with Nikky's fab designs, but I finally plumbed for one called 'Postbox' together with one of the digi papers, both of which are from the 'Work & Play Festive Hollybobs' Collection 5.  To make my card I firstly matted and layered my printed off paper onto some co-coordinating cardstock, on which I added the frame I made using a die cut square with a die cut arched centre - I added a piece of white glitter card behind the aperture.  I coloured both the image and the envelope with alcohol markers, and fussy cut them both out. Using foam tape I placed everything on top of the matted and layered card base to give dimension. To finish off I added a touch of glitter and a few gems.

Get Festive Hollybobs here on CD:
or you can get the Digis here...

Tait - Hi guys, im back again this week with a cute christmas card. It took me a while to actually choose a stamp for this card, there were so many to choose from and I just wanted it to be perfect but in the end I chose the little girl with presents in the snow from the Here Comes Christmas CD I loved colouring her up with the typical christmas colours, cause yes im a sucker for the more traditional colours :D. Anyway onto the card. I hope you enjoy.

Fi....Morning everybody, it's been a manic weekend for me but I managed to get my card made to share with you today! There is just so many fabby Polka Doodles digis to choose from...spoiled for choice, that's what we are!  So I have used this fabby digi called "Mistletoe"  which I coloured with alcohol markers. He is also available from the Work and Play Christmas Hollybobs CD collection where you also be able to find those yummy papers and tags I have used....again so many to choose from. I also punched out some snowflakes and glittered them up and and added some twine to the tags...hope you likey!

or get the digis here....

Beverly - Hello everyone!  I am back this week with the most stinking cute image for Christmas that I have seen.  I have used Hollybobs Santa you can find him by clicking on the link.  I know you are going to love him as much as I do.  I have colored him up with some alcohol markers and used some older papers from my stash and I used lots of stickles to make him shine nicely.  I hope you enjoy!!

Products used this week: 

Gorgeous inspiration - thanks for joining us, we'll see on Friday with another great Polkadoodles challenge! 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Week 37 - Tag You're It - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

Whoop Whoop here we are, Friday once again.

Did you all see the fabulous new release of 
He is now available for purchase.

*****PRE-ORDER Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD Collection

A fabulous plethora of amazingness - this CD has everything.  Not just adorable teddy bears,
but so many Kraft patterned papers, flowers, embellies, beautiful textured papers, embellishments, ephemera.
A card makers/crafters delight.

The winner of our Get Organised for Christmas challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

It's inspiration week for our second week of our challenge
Tag You're It and you can enter the challenge

Please remember we have a limit of 2 entries per person.
Some people have been entering the challenges more than twice
and are therefore not eligible for prizes.
The rules are over to the right in the side bar ------->

Let's see what our amazing Design Team have to share,
for their wonderful inspiration this week.

Scatty Jan - I adore making tags, so this was a great challenge for me - I decided to use the lovely Work and Play Festive Hollybobs collection, as it was quite a big project I went for using the pre-coloured images. All the papers and sentiments are also from the collection.

Samantha K -  I used the stunningly gorgeous and sweet new Winston Collection for my tags. Everything you see from the tags themselves, to the sentiments, to the zip!!! Are all from the CD, it is just wow, you will fall in love with the papers alone. I truly do think its my fave collection that Nikky has brought out to date :) You can find more details over on my Blog, hugs xx 

Asha - I made a tag using images and papers from the Design Sheet in the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs CD. I also had fun making a few paper bows from the same CD. 

 Lou: I have used oodles of the fab embellies found on the NEW Winston CD to create my tag. All die cuts have been cut from card that I have printed off the CD and then either aged further (with my pan pastels), or left as is. I have turned my tag in to a card ready for a friends up coming birthday.

 Karon - Finally got chance to have a play with the new Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD - isn't he just adorable!  I used Etty, his friend, she is precoloured and decoupaged.  Nikky has made some fabulous design sheets on this new collection and it makes for quick and easy creating.  I distressed and inked some of the edges and just layered up for my tag.  Also added one of the fabulous papers bows, that can also be found on the CD.

Cheremane - I loved making this tag as I adore doing all pink and girly. I got to use the super fabulous Digi called Piper she is from the gorgeous Pretty sweet Girls range, they really are adorable. 

Cara - Can you believe I've never made a tag??? I know unbelievable right! I had great fun using the adorable Ballerina from the Work and Play 2 Collection, she is also available to buy separately as an immediate digi download here .  I also used the papers from the CD.

Melanie - I used the Polka Doodles Work & Play 6 CD for my tag, which features a fab horse-themed section for little girls. As I printed the pre-coloured image quite small to fit the tag, I decided not to fussy-cut it but adhered it to a pink die-cut label instead. Some patterned paper strips, pink trim and brads and a felt letter finished off my tag perfectly. A cute make for that special little girl! 

Anna For my tag theme, I chose Christmas because I love making Christmas projects. Besides white die-cut accessories, I made it entirely using digital accessories and paper from Picknix Collection 2...Gingerbread Twist CD. It is made using layers, from a beautiful paper with gingerbread girls and poinsettias, divided from each otherby tulle and die cut snowflakes. The entire effect is completed by brocade ribbon, cord, a cardboard present, crystals and hawthorn berries. I also applied a sprinkling of silver and red glitter to the elements  in order to obtain a stronger clarity and contrast.

Ruth: I've made a bottle tag using an offcut of card plus one sheet of A4 paper from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollibobs cd - I printed the design onto both sides and made 3 different sizes of flowers and then added a glass gem to the centre of some of them. Just goes to show how versitle this cd is as you don't need to use it just for Christmas! Everything else is from my stash.

WOW - amazing inspiration this week!!!

The winner of our Get Organised for Christmas challenge is

#37 - Andrea W

You have one a copy of the fabulous Hollybobs Collection.
Please email us here to claim your prize
quoting PDwk37001wk34

Our Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team are

#47 - Pamellia
#61 - Sandra

Congratulations to everyone, and don't forget to pick up you blinkies from the side bar.

Now it is your turn to enter and that, my friends, can be done
Before we disappear, also make sure you check out the post from the Digi Queens below, and also head over to see what our Digi Choosday team are up to this week!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Wk 2 - The Digi Queens colouring inspiration

Hey everyone, welcome back to another Digi Queens day of inspiration! 

Before we see what the team have made today, a quick heads up about our gorgeous new release of


an adorable collection which is jam packed full of goodies (this is SO not just about Bears, you can use this CD as a standalone collection without the characters it's so good!) This will also be released on digi later this week so if you'd love it to pop in your downloads keep checking back in the STORE!

The team are back to inspire you again with some superb makes and inspiration for all your Polkadoodles digistamps. 

Make sure you also head over to the Digi Choosday blog today to catch up with another great challenge from the DC Team too - you can check the challenge HERE.

So let's see what the Digi Queens have made today!...

Jackie...Good morning all... It's Jackie here and om goodness I am SO happy be part of Nikkys Digi Queens... always fancied wearing a tee rar rah :) lol.... I found it so hard to choose from all the fabby images Nikky and Polkadoodles have there in the STORE. I took forever to choose, but eventually.. I picked out the fabby Maddie Shy.   I have coloured her with copics and used some of the gorge Rose Budd papers from the Rose Budd collection which is either on CD or as a whole fab download.  So here she is... ta dah. lol

Maddie Shy

Leah....Hello everyone!  I have chosen Bella from the Polka Doodles store, and colored her with Prismacolor Premiere Colored Pencils.  I have also used the digital papers from the store and created a decidedly 'Fall' card, perfect for September!  Enjoy! - Leah.

Bella on the Swing...

Anita...Hi there all! This is my first ever make for Digi Queens - wow what a privilege .... So on to my make... I have used Maddie curls she is so cute I love her coloured with alcohol markers and I have used two sets of papers from Pretty Sweet and you can find them at the Polkadoodles store.

Anita x

Maddie Twirling Curls...

Victoria - At last, here's my first project for the Digi Queens!  I've used the fabulous Dollie Goes East image, along with some of the gorgeous papers from the paper collection - I loved the lantern scene, it made the perfect background!  Treat yourself to these now by heading over to the Digi store!
Dollie Lantern...

Hey girls!  Lizzy here with my first make for the Digi Queens.  I chose to use Luna, one of the Pretty Sweet Girls.  When I went into the Polka Doodles store I fell in love with her instantly and pictured her with some wild hair- I love coloring hair.  I think Luna is just so sweet, with just the right amount of sass too.  My designer papers are digi papers from the store also as well as the flower.

Hello everyone, Colleen here and I am thrilled to be sharing my first project for the Digi Queens. With so many gorgeous digi stamps to choose from, it was a difficult task but I just love this little elf and thought it would be great to start on my christmas cards. This cutie is Hollybobs Little Elf.

Little Elf...

Hello Everyone, Beverly here.  I am super excited to share my first project for the Digi Queens.  I am still in shock that I made the team with all these wonderfully talented ladies.  There are so many adorable images from Nikki to choose from it was a hard one, but I also picked a Christmas/winter themed image to use for my first project.  For my card I colored up the sweet HollyBobs Mistletoe Image with some alcohol markers. 


Hi peeps.... Christine here... and I'm mega-excited to be joining Nikky's fabulous team and to be sharing my first creation with the Digi Queens!  Such a difficult choice because there are so many gorgeous characters, but this little lady appealed to me so I chose to use Amelia with Basket available from the Polka Doodles store - and coloured her with alcohol markers.. I don't often use green.. but decided to give it a go and gave her red hair too!  Of course, she deserved a little glitter..  well.... didn't she?? x

Amelia with Basket...

Wow!! What gorgeous colouring and lovely cards from everyone this week!! 
Don't forget to go and check out the digistore - 
we are releasing new digis all the time so there's always new things popping up and make sure you pop back in on Friday to see us here for the challenge!

See you next week!