Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 32/33 - Anything Goes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 26 Aug 2016

Week 30/31 - Anything Goes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 12 Aug 2016

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Week 33 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge - Polkadoodles Crafting

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Happy Friday everyone.

It's inspiration week for our
Anything Goes or as the team have done add texture But the choice is yours
You can find the challenge and  enter it Here

Our winner for the challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 26th 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 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 Anything Goes Challenge 30/31
will be announced at the end of this post


Here is some fab inspiration from the team...
Nikky...I don't get to join in very often but this week I managed...and I've used this lovely Mirabelle Mermaid image called Swimming Around from Polkadoodles Meribelle collection. I decided to turn her upside down as if she was floating around in the ocean...
Scatty Jan I had lots of fun making these simple trio of cards. I used two of the lovely stamps from the Daisydays collection. For my texture I used embossing folders. Lots more photo's and info on my blog xx

Anjie - I've used the Tropical Paradise Flamingo clear stamp set. I stamped onto my colouring card with a clear Versamark embossing ink, then added clear embossing powder over it and heat set it all. I then used 4 distress inks to create the background. This really makes the clear embossing pop and adds great texture. I then stamped and created the message topper in the same way. I added my squiggly line around the edges and mounted the sentiment using 3D foam pads. Finally I stamped some flowers and foliage, coloured them and added some pearls in the centre and glued in place. More info on my blog.

Tracy - I decided for my textured card to use this image from Winston Bear collection. It has many layers that adds texture and 3d look. If your into fussy cutting you will love this collection!
Katrina - As the start of the new term is only a few weeks away I've made a back to school card. I've used the pre-coloured version of the teacher image from the Work and Play 3 CD, and for the greeting I've used a stamp from the Sensational Sentiments set. I've added texture with an embossing folder that has an alphabet design, to fit in with the school/college theme.
Michelle For my project I have used the Winnie in Wonderland Collection I have used a digital image called I'm Late I have also used Design sheet 7 and the Ephemera embellishments and to add my texture I used Modelling paste and distressing tool...
Bev for my make this week I decided to give mixed media another shot. Its always a way of adding plenty of layers and texture. I used the Daisydays Stamp Me set as my main focal point and the background is a mixture of texture paste, acrylic paint, stamps & diecuts.

Claire C I've made a canvas using one of the digis from the Winnie in Wonderland Collection. I've coloured her with my Graph'It Markers and layered her up over one of the beautiful papers and lots of embellies from the same collection (you can find it here as a CD or here as a download). I've added lots of texture with glossy accents on the embellies, black gesso around the edges, some stencilling using glassy gel medium mixed with red acrylic paint and a border made of glitter.
Anita - I loved adding texture on my make this week using the fabulous Summertime clear stamps, My texture was embossing , Hessian, Lace, Cheese cloth, Distressed edges, wooden elements, Die cuts , Fibres and Twine. I had another play with water colours thank you nikky for introducing them too me.

Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team.
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our Week 30/31 Challenge.

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is....
48 - Brenda
                                                 Please email us HERE quoting PD33001Wk30 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!
Onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.
38 - Norma
50 - Tone
And finally our Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are
14 - Karen K

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
Anything Goes or Add Texture
Have a great week!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Week 32 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

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WOW!  Where are the weeks going? Hope you are all having a fabulous summer and still managing to get some you time for crafting.  Here at Polkadoodles it is the start of a new challenge
and our theme is
ANYTHING GOES
The winner of this challenge will win a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.
This challenge is open until Noon, GMT, Friday 26th August.
We only have a few little rules for you to follow and they are over there in the side bar --->
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.  However, we love
seeing your creations using Polkadoodles Images and remember if you use
a Polkadoodles image you could win a Feather in your Cap,
more details on this in the pages tabs above.

The Design Team have done amazing job this week, why not pop along to
their blogs too and see what amazing creations they make.

Lets see what inspiration they have for you.


Alysha - Happy Friday Doodlers! I have created a background using Pan Pastels and masks added corrugated card and string and a hessian ribbon for texture I then popped on a beautiful fairy from Serenity Fairy Wishes with a sentiment. looking forward to seeing your projects this week. hugs Aly xx

Helen -We're all about adding texture for this challenge so I made a little notebook and added some glittery texture paste using a stencil and some ribbon on the spiral. I've used two of the Winnie in Wonderland characters you can find the White Rabbit here and Winnie here.  I've coloured them both with copics and used a paper from the collection.


Carol - I have made another sweet gift today, this time using plain pink card that I embossed with a starburst pattern and then added some more texture with lace, to decorate, I added a cute topper from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection and flowers and button from Winston Deluxe Collection.

Pauline - I have used a super image from the  the Work and Play 5 collection to create a Christmas card.  I merged one of the adorable Coloured Characters with a tree from the Embellies section to create my little scene - I printed it out several times to create some decoupage before adding lots of glitter.  I used one of the fabulous papers along with a sentiment from the collection and added some corrugated card stock for my texture.

Lisa - For my make I've used an image and papers from the Winston Deluxe Full Download Collection. I've added lot's of details to my card, using texture paste and a stencil on two corners of the patterned paper, a piece of cheesecloth and I've mat and layered the main Etty Shy image onto a shape die cut from a fine hessian fabric.  

Tammi - For my project this week I have used Winston Digi Design Sheet from the Winston Full Download Collection. For texture I have embossed and sanded for a distress look. Also, behind Winston I added some cheesecloth as well as added a button from my stash.

Oh my!  Aren't they gorgeous Design Team creations!
Now it's over to you for this fortnights challenge.
ANYTHING GOES
You name it, if it is hand crafted then enter our challenge!

Our winners etc of our last challenge Week 30/31 Anything Goes
will be announced next Friday, 19th Aug.
Have a fabulous week everyone.
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Friday, 5 August 2016

Week 31 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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Happy Friday everyone!

This is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles and as our theme is


then literally Anything Goes LOL!  Could be a scrapbook page, journal page, card
anything craft related :-)

You can enter HERE

The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.
This challenge is open until Noon, GMT, Friday 12th August.  We only have a few little rules for you
to follow and they are over there in the side bar ------>
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.  However, we love
seeing all your makes using Polkadoodles images and remember if you use a Polkadoodles image
you could win a Feather in your Cap, more details in the pages tabs above.

The winner of our Summertime Challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

Now lets see what the Design Team have to share this week.

Helen - I just love the Winnie in Wonderland collection, anything Wonderland is good by me.  I've used Winnie and the Cheshire Card, you can find her here.  I've coloured her with copics and used papers from the collection to make a teapot and embellies to give it that mad hatters tea party feel.


Alysha - This week I have created a shaped card using elements from both the Serenity Fairy Wishes CD and Little Kingdom CD, Looking forward to seeing your projects, hugs Aly xx


Tammi - I used Winnie Fruit Punch Collection and colored her with Copic markers. Big hugs everyone.


Pauline - I have used the gorgeous flowers from the Daisydays CD.  I resized the flowers in Word and fussy cut them before attaching them to a ribbon covered wreath using hot glue.  To finish I added a sentiment from the CD and a bow.


Carol - I have made a sweet gift using papers from Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle and a topper from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection and flowers, leaves and sentiment from the Daisydays Stamp Me set


Ruth:  I've kept it simple and used all elements from Lily Bug Love - I layered the image onto the shaped card and simply added liquid pearl dots and a sentiment embellishment with a button from my stash.  Really quick and easy especially if you're in a rush!


Lisa - I have made a shaped card using some large dies and the beautiful papers from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles Bundle. To feed my mermaid addiction I've used the super cute Meribelle Pretty and added some pearls, net, seaweed, hand stitching and shells. Both Meribelle and the shells have been coloured with alcohol markers.  


Fabulous Design Team inspiration!

Now onto our Winner and Top 3 for the Summertime Challenge

The winner chosen by Random Org is....

#40 - Lynda

Please email us HERE quoting PD31001Wk28 to claim your prize
$10 worth of downloads from the Polkadoodles digi store.
Here is your winners badge to display on your blog...

Grab our Winners Blinkie!


Our Top 3, in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team are

#56 - Suzi Mac

Here is the Top 3 badge for your blogs...


And Finally our Top 3 4 Feather in my Cap winners are...

#15 - Alison B
#19 - Karen
#54 - Nick

Well done our Feathery Friends.  Your names will be added to the league board
which you can check all about in 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 is the Feathers badge for your Blog...


Now it's back over to you and time to get crafting
so that you can enter our current challenge



See you all next week!
Have a good one!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Week 30 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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Happy Friday everyone!
We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and our theme is
Anything Goes

 You have until Noon GMT, Friday 12th August, 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.
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Anyway, let's get on with the show and see what the wonderful Design Team have for your inspiration this week...

Tracy - I made a rectangle/oval shaped card for this challenge. I used Paper, sentiment, and all cut outs you can see on this card from Winston Bear collection. Winston is raised over the layers giving him a real 3d look.

Katrina - For my rocker card I have used part of a sentiment, some papers and a digistamp from the fabulous Starfish and Sandcastles VIP XXL Collection. Rocco is coloured with Promarkers and I've added buttons and cloud die-cuts to finish.


Scatty Jan For my project this week I have used a little mixture . I have mainly used Winston Bear collection but also added a little of Picknix. I started with the scissors which is covered using papers from Winston , the scissors sit neatly on a little box which opens so handy for a treat. The tape measurse's , manaquin are from Picknix all other elements from Winston. I had a few bits left over so made a matching card 

Bev here with my idea for anything but square. I decided to use one of the embellies from Starfish & Sandcastles I took it into my graphics programme, duplicated it and made my card blank then decorated it with lots of other goodies from the collection. Don't you just love the sentiment?


AnjieOn my card I've used the Oceania Clear Stamp set. I used the Whale and Whale tail to stamp a background out. I then created some mats and layers and stamped onto watercolour card with a versamark ink pad and used a clear embossing powder. When I heat set the images I then whooshed over them with a blue paint from my Gansai Tambi Watercolours paints. I then raised those up with 3D foam and there you are, all done. A really quick and simple card to make.

Anita - Hi there this week I played with Winnie hello from the gorgeous Winnie in Wonderland collection coloured with alcohol markers, added lots of embellies  and the fabulous sentiment qoutes from the cd.

Michelle  For my project I have used the Twiggy and Toots Collection  I have also used Winnie Fruit Punch Collection for some of the papers. I have coloured the image with Copic markers. The card base was cut out on my silhouette cameo.

Claire C: I've made a door hanger for my project using the adorable Lily Bug Love, she's such a cutie and so much fun to colour! Papers are from the same collections and I've coloured the lovely Lily with my Graph'it Markers. Lily is available here as a cd or if you can't wait to start printing she's available as a download here. If you just want the digi, it's called Lily Bug Sending love and you can find her here.

Lou: I have used "Dancing Queen" as my focal image and then one of the digi embellishments, clapper board, to create my card base. Both are from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection 


Lovely creations to inspire you all with our Anything Goes 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, 22 July 2016

Wk 29 - Summertime....Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 
Summertime Challenge
We have some amazing new Clear Stamp sets in store which are perfect for this challenge so make sure you check them out here
You can enter Here
.Our winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 29th 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 26 - Add Ribbon or Twine are at the end of this post

Here are more fantastic creations from the team

Tracy - Something a bit different from me this time, an art journal page for our Summertime challenge.  I have printed out and fussy cut a heap of different images from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.

Michelle -  I had so much fun with this one.  When I think Summer, a nice cold cocktail comes to mind.  I have used the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection, using embellishments, paper, sentiment and digital image coloured with alcohol markers.  The cocktail glasses I enlarged to fit with my project and the butterfly I made a bit smaller, this is the beauty of these collections you can make them any size you like :-)
Anita - I went way out of my comfort zone on my Summer Time creation and had a dabble with watercolouring without a brush !! I used the Summer Time Collection  to create my scene using the lovely digital images.
Scatty Jan When I think of Summer I think of all the lovely flowers , so my project this week reflects that. My cards have matching envelopes too (more pics on my blog) I have used  for the pink card - papers from  Lemonade Fizz - The purple card papers from Lavender Tea - The blue card papers from Octavia Moonfly. The sentiment stamps you can find here
Katrina - I've used part of a sentiment, some papers and a digistamp from the fabulous Starfish and Sandcastles VIP XXL Collection. Winnie is coloured with Promarkers and I've added sequins and some mesh ribbon to finish.
AnjieFor this card I have used a flower from the new Tropical Paradise Flamingo clear stamp set, and a sentiment from the new Oceania clear stamp set. I've coloured the image with Pickled Raspberry and Pine Needles distress inks. I've then cloured over the whole background with the Pickled Raspberry ink and added the usual squiggly black line with a fine liner.

Ruth:  I've made a cute pillow box with papers from the Lily Bug Love paper collection - its really easy to make as long as the lines are scored in the right places!  To finish, I've made a double pin wheel, added a half pearl to the centre and used some ribbon from my stash to add a bow.


Bev here with a summertime floral creation made using Cherryblossom Lane collection. I just adore the watercoloured look of these pre coloured flowers. and used one of the A5 inserts as my actual card base. This collection is just so versatile.

Claire C Flowers and birds are perfect for our summer theme so i've used some of the beautiful new stamps Tropical flowers 1 and Tropical Paradise Flamingo for my card


Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team, there are some real WOW projects here this week! Great work, teamies!
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our ribbon or Twine...

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is....
78 - Nick
Please email us HERE quoting PD29001Wk26 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!

Onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.
25 - Rutscht
46 - Lucy
81- Cec
And finally our
Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are
42 - Maxibelle
78 - Nick
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...

Now it's over to you! Our current challenge is
Summertime, and you can enter
Have a great week!...

Friday, 15 July 2016

Week 28 - Summer...Crafting Challenge with Polkadoodles

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Happy Friday everyone!
We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and our theme is
Summertime
 You have until Noon GMT, Friday 29th july, 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.

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

Helen -  Just love the Summertime, have we had any yet in the good old UK.  Well our Winnies has and she's enjoying a bit of time in the garden.  She's from the 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 to make a scene.
Karon - Summertime, I always think of the beautiful flowers that adorn our gardens during summertime, as I live in Canada most of our gardens are under snow 5 months of the year!  I just had to use the beautiful collection Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection for my card this week.  I layered the flowers and added a sentiment panel to the centre and a little bow to finish off.
Shelagh - My Summertime project is a wedding horse-shoe, made with my Great-niece in mind who is an attendant at her Aunt's wedding, late summer.  Everything I used was from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection, 2 circle dies, ribbon and some self adhesive pearls.
Alysha - My summertime project is a card with the gorgeous Winnie from the recent release Starfish and Sandcastles.
Tammi has used the lovely Winnie Fruit Punch collection to make her sweet card....
Pauline This gorgeous image is from theWinnie Fruit Punch collection , I have used elements from the Design Sheets, Papers, Blooms and Embellies sections.
Carol Today I've been stamping with the fabulous Summertime and Daisydays stamp sets and made a fun pop up slider card in warm summery colours.
Lisa My Summertime make uses elements and papers from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection in pretty summery colours. Instead of an image I've layered up the butterfly as the focal point along with the fabulous sentiment.
Lovely creations to inspire you all with our Summertime 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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