Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 31 - More than One Fold - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 14 August

Week 29/30 - 2 or more Patterned Papers - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 31 July

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Week 31 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - More than One Fold

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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:
More than one Fold
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.



Friday, 17 July 2015

Week 29 -Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - 2 or more Patterned Papers

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Watch our lovely Nikky on  Create and Craft TV Today!!! 

You so don't want to miss this!
Friday 17th July at 10am...
 


How super amazing do they look!!

 We have a new challenge for you and our theme is

2 or More Patterned Papers
nice and easy challenge!!

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 31st July 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... however we need to give a warm PD welcome to our newest PD DT team members; Jackie and Jessie.

Jackie - For the new challenge of using patterned paper I have made an easel card using the digi "Maddie With Present". She is such a sweetie! Details for colouring are on my blog.



JessieI have used Winston Bear Etty Friends for this card and coloured her up with my inktense pencils. I have used 3 patterned papers, I tend to use lots and lots of layers on my cards so I even tried to keep it to a minimum this time. The white pannel actually has flowers and dots embossed on it even though the camera didn't pick it up very well. A little ribbon and some enamel dots finish off this card.


 
Naz - The image I have used here is a combination of three separate digis. The owl called HATS OFF TWIGGY is from Twiggy and Toots collection. BEAUTIFUL BIRDHOUSE 1 and the cat. I coloured the images with Copics and used foam adhesive to adhere it to the card. The Happy Birthday sentiments that I have used are also from Polkadoodles. To finish off the card I added some stitching for embellishment.


Ria- hi, this week I am showing you Snow White coloured with pencils. I created the card with the Eden Collection


Hi Bev here with my idea for 2 or more papers. I browsed through my Polkadoodles collection and decided to go back a fair way..... to Paper Boutique 2 Creative Christmas Collection there are some fabulous ideas and templates on this collection. Feel free to pop over to my blog to see how I achieved this look.



Anita -  Hi there today for my 2 papers or more inspiration I used the fabulous Work and play 11 and the skater girl image is available Here.. The papers are super lush and I have used 3 different ones, plus the awesome skull cutting file.



Jenny - I have had a mix of collections for my card this week, my two patterned papers came from Dollie Daydream Goes East and my topper is from the Serenity collection.


Yvonne - I had a wee break but missed my teamies so much I snuck back into the team when Nikky wasn't looking! It was inevitable that my first make back was going to be Serenity. I used Serenity Butterfly which you can get as a single digi image or as part of the digi download collection. Serenity is also available as a CD-Rom too. I used one of Nikky's Frame Digi Files, this is Frame 1.  I used one of the papers from Serenity and one of the papers from the Distressed Wood collectionThe sentiment is from the Serenity Collection and the flowers are from Octavia Moonfly Collection.


Wendy - You'd expect having to use patterned papers would make your project look quite busy, well I've gone down a different track and done a clean & simple card. All aspects of my card are from the Twiggy and Toots collection. You can also all the papers as a separate bundle here and the butterfly, which is part of the embellies bundle, can be bought here.


Anjie - I have used the Oddella with Bag digi, and papers from the Octavia Collection. I have coloured Oddella in with my Graph'It Markers.




So much wonderful 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.

We will announce the winner of our Add some Embossing challenge next Friday.

Have a great week!



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Friday, 10 July 2015

Week 28 Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Add some Embossing

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Happy Friday Everyone!

July Releases!! Pre Order now!!
See our fantastic Nikky's launch of her latest collections
On 
Create & Craft
Friday 17th July at 10am



Inspiration week here at Polkadoodles, for Week 2 of our 

Add some Embossing challenge
Our random winner for this challenge will win
$10 of downloads from 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 have until Noon, GMT, Friday 24th July to enter
Our Winner and top 3 for our challenge Frame it can be found at the bottom of this post

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

Guest Designer Jackie Maunder...This week I've had fun colouring the gorgeous 'Maddie with Present' digi from Polkadoodles store.Embossing using a double sided Spellbinders folder and a Spellbinders die today. Embossing on white card always looks so crisp! Pop over to my blog for colouring details....

NazThe image I have used here is from WORK and PLAY 10 COUNTRY LIFE called FOX DIGITAL STAMPWOODLAND LOG/TREE is from TWIGGYand TOOTS OWLS Collection. Like I said in my previous posts, I like to combine different stamps and images form different collections. I coloured the images with Copcis and added some watercolour pencil for shading and added few pearls and some stitching for embellishment.

Bev here with my take on this fortnights challenge. I used the brilliant Bonbon Belles Collection for my easel card, honestly Nikky has crammed so much on these two discs that you'll be ooing and ahhhing for hours! I've had to take time out of DT duties recently and have been struggling with my crafty mojo but it's great to be back!


Ria- For my card I used my favourite collection TWIGGY AND TOOTS ;) sorry I just can't help myself I have to use them Alot hihihi So I combined Twiggy Hats off and one of the birdhouse stamps and coloured them with Pencils. My embossed parts are on the Tattered Lace Dies that I used.


Anjie -  I have used Serenity Earthstar from the Serenity Fairy Wishes bundle. You can also buy the image individually HERE. I have used Graph'It Markers to colour her in and the embossing is done using a folder from Tattered Lace.

Jenny - I have also used Serenity but I chose Butterfly she is from the Serenity Wishes Bundle and individually too. I have used both Graphic markers and Copics, I have used a corner embossing folder for something a little different.


SerAnita - Hi there today I have used the adorable collection from Cherry Blossom lane cd collection , I 
used the pre coloured image it's so cute, I also used an A4 embossing folder.


Wendy - I've used two different types of embossing on my card, both heat and dry. The image I've used is A Gift for You from the Twiggy & Toots collection.  You can get the full collection here, or just Twiggy as a digistamp here.


Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our
Frame It Challenge
31 - Norma

You have won $10 of downloads from the store
Please contact us HERE and quote PD28001Wk25 to claim your prize.

Our Top 3, chosen by the Design Team,
26 - Elena 
44- Julie
49 - Melissa
Well done and don't forget your badges

You can enter the Embossing challenge HERE
See you all next week!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Week 27 - Add Some Embossing... Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles

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Hi everyone, Friday all ready!

Are you all surviving the UK heat wave?!
Hope you are managing to keep cool, where ever you are :-)

It's the start of a new challenge here at Polkadoodles.
Our theme for this fortnight is

Add some Embossing
(that could be any type of embossing technique)

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday, 17th July to enter.

Our Random Winner for this challenge will win ......
 $10 of downloads from the store!

Please remember there are only two entries per person.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
The few rules we do have are over there in the side bar ------->

We are very excited to also introduce some new faces to the team this week - we are honoured to have some Guest Designers joining us!

So please say a big hello to ...

We are so chuffed and blessed to have these 3 talented crafters joining us for the next few weeks so make sure you pop over to their blogs and follow them for lots of inspiration!

 
Jessie: I use Octavia Moonfly Wistful and coloured her up with my copic markers. For my embossed element I used Stampendous Shabby White and sprinkled it around the image and then heat embossed it, lots of layers finish off this fun shabby card



Susan: I have used Eden Blossoms coloured with Promarkers. My embossing is the backing done with Birds and Swirls embossing folder and also the flowers have been stamped onto vellum and embossed



Jackie:




... and the Design Team have been working hard too - here are their fabulous makes for the start of this new challenge.

Penny - with the beautiful pre-coloured image from the Serenity Collection - Serenity Joyful.  She is also an uncoloured Digi image.   The Collection as always has stunning digital papers and sentiments. I printed on glossy to allow the colours to really pop.   Our theme is Embossing and I chose to use both dry embossing with folders and embossing paste with a stencil and Whipped Spackle Paste.   The coloured image allowed me to make this card up really swiftly.


Asha - My card features a fairy from the sweet Serenity Fairy Collection. She's called Serenity Blossom and is also available as a separate download. I coloured her with Polychromo pencils. The patterned paper is from the Work and Play 10: Country Life Collection. I dry embossed it and inked it to make the swirly design stand out. The ticket tag is from the Serenity Fairy Collection. To finish I added Stickles and bling.


Scatty Jan - For my Embossing card I have used the lovely digi image Luna, coloured with Graph'It markers and a couple of Polychromo also using the White shake it Graph'It pen. I have embossed a tag using a butterfly folder and used distress ink over it. The papers I have used are the Distressed wood printables that I have also ink distressed the edges to match the colours used. Finished off with ribbon, flowers, gems and bling.


Karon -  I have used the wonderful Twiggy and Toots collection for my creation this week.  The striped background has been embossed and inked using a woodgrain effect embossing folder.  All the papers, and sentiments are from this wonderful collection.  I used one of the Design sheets and pre-coloured image and the Design Sheet is available as a single download too :-)


Cheremane - For my inspiration this time I've used the beautifully stunning  Serenity Fairy Wishes Collection.  I have used the pre-coloured Serenity Joyful Digi as my main image. For my embossing I have used an embossing folder on the butterfly edge and sanded it back for tone and then added frantage embossing powder for detail too. I have also embossed my die cut frame. The papers and sentiment are all from the Serenity Fairy Wishes Collection as well. Such a stunning collection and so easy to work with.


Agnieszka - hello Crafters :) Today I want to share with you my exploding box ful of owls ;), this time I used Twiggy and Toots collection :) I added pre-coloured images with owls and two tinny wodden owls. For my embossing I used embossing folder. In the middle of my box (under lid) is a place where you can write something:) I hope you like it. Happy crafting.



Wonderful creations and inspiration from the Design Team and our wonderful
Guest Designers.

The winners for our Frame It challenge will be announced next Friday.

Not it's your turn to get crafting and enter our fabulous new challenge

Add some Embossing.

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