Saturday, 27 December 2014

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 42/43 - Christmas Fun - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 31 Oct

Week 40/41 - Anything but Square - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 17 Oct


Friday, 24 October 2014

Week 43 - Christmas Fun - Polkadoodles challenge

Hello to everyone out there and it's Happy Friday!
 We are here this week with our wonderful inspiration from the design team.

The theme of this week is still 
Christmas Fun
and you can
enter the challenge
Do not forget that it is not necessary for the use of products Polkadoodles to enter challenges
but make sure you follow the rules in the sidebar ---- & gt;
You have until noon GMT Friday, October 31st to enter.

The winner of the Week 40/41- Anything but square It is at the bottom of this post.

Before we have some fun, a quick reminder - below this post HERE is something special you might like from the Digi Queens, and don't forget to head over to the Digi Choosday blog HERE where you can also find something special because it's our First Digi Choosday Birthday too! Bonuses all round this week!

Now, for the inspiration from the Polkadoodles team this week....

Sandie - Oh I love this theme, Christmas Fun :D  Gave me a chance to revisit the fabulous Festive Hollybobs CD and what's even better is that the image I have used is also available for digi download!  Her name is Hollybobs Cards and I realise that this is a shock, but I have not used my alcohol markers!!! I know, shocker!  Instead I used a black micron pen to add shading to the already fabulous artwork by our very own Nikky :D  I hope you like my monochrome Christmas Fun and I look forward to seeing all your entries.  More details of mine on my blog and if you follow me you will never miss a DT inspiration!  Happy Crafting, Sandie xx

Jenny - I've used the Festive Hollybobs for this little cracker style box, I am going to make some pinwheels to stand inside them and use them as place settings for Christmas.

Katie - Not long now till the big day so I thought I would make a "Count Down Too" wall hanging. I used old drinks coasters and Pretty Tuff CD ROM. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with have fun and Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

sue                 Challenge this week is christmas fun I have made a christmas card
                                                             using   pretty tuff
                        I used the front door stamp and coloured it in christmas colours
                                  downloaded the lamp post and snowman from the
                                                 and added some snow and glitter

Bev here with my Christmas fun card, I decided to challenge myself by using an everyday image 'Amelia with basket'  and see if I could turn her into something festive. I coloured her with my Graph'its all colours used are on my blog. The paper, bow and heart are all from the fabulous resourceful Work & Play Festive Hollybobs all I've added from my own crafty stash is a gemstone in the middle of the bow, some glitter glue on the holly berries and some irridescent embossing powder on the heart.

Yvonne - Hi there!! Well I decided to make a fun little Christmas card using papers and embellishments from Work & Play Festive Hollibobs, which you can get as a CDRom or as a digi download bundle. However, I love the new Winston Bear Collection and wanted to use 'Etty's New Dress' as it demonstrates how versatile the collection is.Winston is available as a CDRom, a digi download collection or as an individual digi stamp.  I enlarged the snowflake embellishment on my Silhouette and then cut it out twice to make a card.  Added the embellishments and coloured in Etty with my Graph'It Markers.

Susan - Well here I am again with Etty from the Winston CD and also available as full download  Here.These digis are just adorable .I coloured the image with my Graph'it Markers and Prisma Pencils
I have also used Papers and embellishments from the Festive Hollybobs CD or Download Here and.Hope this gives you a little inspiration .

Anjie - I was challenged to make a Christmas card without using anything from any of the Christmas collections. At first I thought how the heck am I going to do that? Then I thought of this paper from the Pretty Sweet Collection, and thought if I glittered it it would look Christmasy and I think it does. (You can't really tell on the photo). The image is also from the Pretty Sweet Collection or is availalbe as an instant download here and is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. More info on the things I have used is on my blog.

Frezja - hi all :) Today I decided to make a funny card with WINSTON CD :)
Sweet bears are suitable for every occasion even on Christmas and winter....
More foto you can find on my blog :) hugs xx

The winner (chosen by random org) for our last challenge, 
Anything But Square
58 - Carol
Please email us  here  and to claim your prize and quote PDw43001wk 40
The Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
49 - Jane
69 - Cristina
Congratulations to all, thanks for your participation and do not forget to claim your blinkies from the sidebar.

Christmas Fun
You can enter here
Please do not forget, there are a maximum of 2 entries per person.
Have a fabulous week everyone.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Wk 8 - The Digi Queens Colouring Inspiration

Welcome back to another day with the Digi Queens!
Before we head to see the colouring inspiration from the team this week, we have some fabulous news for you...
We're feeling a little generous this week so 
enter the following code at the digi checkout to save 20% 
on all digis in the store (expires midnight 27/10 GMT)
If you are not a member of our Facebook group here make sure you pop over and join us as we have loads of great fun stuff going on and little freebies and discounts so it's well worth joining us! 

Have fun! 
Let's see what the team have made for us this week!

Anita here today! To get us in the mood for Ho Ho Ho I have chosen the papers and gorgeous image Presents from the Work and Play 5 Hollybobs Collection...

Work and play cd5 Holybobs Collection
I coloured using promarkers and these are the colours:
Hair : Burnt sienna, Raw sienna, Oatmeal. Skin : Almond, Blush, Oatmeal, Soft peach, Dusky Rose, Pastel Pink. Reds : Burgundy, Crimson, poppy, lipstick red. Greens: Holly, Pine, Forest green.
For the added sparkle wink of castella clear sparkle.

Victoria here with my Christmas inspiration for you!  I've used Santa and papers from the Festive Hollybobs collection to make my card this week!

You can get the digi stamp here:

I coloured this image using ProMarkers - Santa's suit: Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Crimson; boots: Cool Grey 3,4,5 and black; bag: Tan, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna; holly: Apple, Forest Green, Pine; fur and beard: Warm Grey 1 and 2.

Pami here with my make with a Christmas theme and I am so pleased its Christmas as I love the Festive Hollybobs!  I have used Hollybobs Mistletoe as my image and teamed him up with papers which are all from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs

You can get the digi here:

Hollybobs Mistletoe digistamp

I coloured with copies and here are the colours I used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20; Hair - E29, E25, E21; Clothes - B99, B97, B95, B93, R59, R46, R29, R21, W1-W9.

Jackie here .. and my Christmas theme card also.  I have used Little Elf and papers from the Work and Play 5 CD  Festive Hollybobs Collection. 

You can get the CD here and the digi on its own here

I have coloured the image with copics. Skin E00, E11, E13, R20. clothes, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG09. C1, C3, C5, C7., G20 and G24.

Leah here with my Christmas make this week.  I used the Hollybobs Mailbox digital stamp, along with papers and sentiments from the Work & Play 5 Collection - Festive Hollybobs :)  This piece is actually an envelope mini, but I can't show you all of it'll have to check out my blog to see it all!

You can find the Festive Hollybobs Collection here:

I colored this fun image with my Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:
Hat/scarf/holly leaves - PC912, 1096, 908
Hair - PC1083, 944, 946
Skin - PV927, 939
Mitts/jacket/boots - PC1084, 941, 947
Skirt/tights - PC903, 1100, 901, 1065
Holly berries - PC1031, 1081, 1095, 938
Snow - PC1059
Mailbox - PC924, 925, 937
Shading around elements - PC946

Lizzy-  Hello crafty peeps!  I would like to share my very girly christmas card with you all today using the Hollybobs Skater.   I  have wanted to use this little sweetie from the first moment I saw her. She is available as a digi, a clear stamp, and is in the complete Work and Play Collection 5 Festive Hollybobs also.

You can find the Hollybobs Skater digi HERE,  and the clear stamp HERE

and the complete Festive Hollybobs Collection HERE

I colored her with my Graph'it Markers. Here are my color combinations used:
skin: 4125, 4155, 4180, 3120/ 4135
hair: 2105, 3110, 3170, 3180
pink: 5125, 5160, 5150, 5180
grey: 9100, 9101, 9102, 9103
green: 8110, 8120, 8280, 8290
red: 5215, 5240, 5270
opaque white and silver Shake Pen

Wow!! Love all the inspiration from the team!! Make sure you pop over and see the Digi Choosday gang because they have yet MORE inspiration for you today! 
We'll see you back here Friday for another fab Polkadoodles challenge! 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Week 42 - Christmas Fun Polkadoodles Challenge

It's Friday again.
Where are these weeks going - soon be Christmas!

Talking of Christmas.
Our challenge theme for this fortnight is

Christmas Fun

So what ever you fancy with a Christmas theme, cards, decorations, even 
gift ideas.  We could all do with a little inspirational help this time of year.

You have until Noon GMT, Friday 31st October to enter.
The rules are over there in the side bar ---->
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge and our winner will receive a copy of our fabulous Winston CD rom collection!

Please, though remember that there are only 2 entries per person.

So lets see what the Design Team have come up with for you this week.....

Scatty Jan For My Christmas card - I have used the fantastic Dollie Daydream goes East for the main image and the sentiment., I just replaced the tea cup with presents, that were from the Festive Hollybobs collection along with the papers and tree. I coloured with Graph'It Markers xx

Asha - Apparently Dollie Daydream images work for Christmas too. Here I'm using the Glitz Dollie from the Dollie Daydream Girl Talk Bonus Edition CD. She is also available as a digi download. I coloured her with Graph'It markers. The papers and greeting are from the fabulously lush Angelberry Christmas CD. Keeping it simple with just a few bling and a sheer bow.

Cheremane. For my Xmas make I used Festive HollyBobs Cd I adore the Skater girl and whats more you can get her on her own as an instant Digi Image Download and even as a Clear Stamp and lots more of the Characters are also available too. To make my pond for her to skate on I used Glossy accents and glitter. Pop on over to the Polkadoodles Shop for all you crafting needs.

Cara: I too used the Work and Play collections for my project, I used the adorable little Ballerina from W&P 2, the papers i printed direct on to my cracker is from W&P 1 and the sentiment is from the Festive Hollybobs CD.  Did you know you can also get the little Ballerina as a clear stamp amd also a Digi image! How fab!

Melanie - I used the adorable Winston CD as the focal point for my card, mixing the backing paper and image from the CD with a little Christmas candy cane and sentiment from the Festive Hollybobs CD. Some extra merriment was added with the help of some glitter card, gold jingle bells, Christmas ribbon and a die-cut and sanded postbox.

Karon - I used the ballerina from the Work & Play 2 collection, she is coloured with pencils, and I added a little bit of glitter pen to her too.  The papers are also from this wonderful CD.  I added some butterfly wings from the Bonbon Belles Double CD collection to turn her into a Christmas fairy.  I also used some trees, a mushroom house, embellishments and sentiment tickets from another fabulous collection the A Home for Christmas CD.  

Samantha KI have made an advent slider, with Etty bear from the Winston CD as the star main attraction at the top.  As the numbers are pulled through to show the next date and then pulled out completely, Etty drops down, making her way down to the fireplace and presies :)  The other elements hanging on the wall and fireplace and the paper used for the sliders, are all from the Festive holly bobs CD.  To hopefully make Etty look a little more festive, I changed her dress to a red and also her presie, which could quite easily be a Christmas presie.

AnnaI made a round card again and again with a beautiful red deer. I hope that you’re not bored with so many round cards, yet. This one is entitled “A letter to Santa Claus” and I decided to make it mainly in white. Consequently, I used white doilies, cut out houses, tulle, a drapey fabric tape, a huge bow, pom poms. But also I used pictures, such as the one with Santa from Picknix Collection 2...Gingerbread Twist CD . The whole is rounded off with artificial snow attached with gesso, as well as with silver and red glitter glue.

Lou: I have used the Postwoman from Work and Play 6 so that she is now delivering all out Christmas letters, card and parcels. I also used the letters background paper which is also on the CD. I have added a little stamping and die cuts to make her even more "festive". Full details are on my blog.

WOW!  Awesome creations from the Design Team this week.
Hope it inspires you to start getting your Christmas creations ready.

Can't wait to see what you are all creating.

So off you go now, and don't forget to come back and enter this fortnights challenge



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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Wk 7 - Digi Queens Colouring Inspiration

Hi everyone and welcome back to more inspiration from the
Digi Queens team!

Before we get to the inspiration, don't forget to pootle on over to the Digi Choosday blog today for another brand new challenge and chance to win some lovely digis! 

So let's see what the team are up to:

Cara - This week I chose to use the Witchie 2013 Digi image to make a Halloween tag. I coloured her with my Graph'it markers and added the silver glitter shake marker to all the highlights on her cloak and hat. I love Halloween and I've used this image soooo many times, she is one of my favourites.  I also used the Witchie 2013 Download bundle for the backing paper.

You can find the digi here:

Janine - Hi everyone, for this week's theme of Halloween I chose the gorgeous Witchie Skelton digi stamp together with elements from the Witchie Witchie bundle. I had great fun playing with Nikky's fab drawings which are so perfect for creating scenic cards.  Copic marker pens were used to colour the images, and the abstract background was made using Pan Pastels.

You can get the images here

Here is the list of Copics I used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E02
Hair - YG03, YG11, V000, V01, V04
Bows - Y00, Y38, YR07, YR68
Tree - C2, C3, C5, C7, 100
Costume - C2, C3, C5, C7, 100 Y02, Y38
Pumpkin - Y00, YR04, YR07, YR68, W2, W3, YG03, YG06, YG663, YG67, 100 
Bats - C3, C5, V01
Mask - V000, V01, V04
Pan Pastels I used: Permanent Red, Phthalo Green Orange, Dairylide Yellow

Tait - Hi everyone, well I have been sick this week and didnt get a chance to make an actual card but I have coloured this really cute Little Witch from the Witchie Witchie collection. I have coloured her with copics and then to make it stand out a bit more I went around with edges with a light grey and yellow marker. I really love the way she has turned out and I hope you do too :D

Here is where you can find the image 

Here are the copic markers I have used
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E41, E43, E57, E47
Purple - V01, V04, V06, V09
Orange - YR14, YR16, YR18
Black - C3, C5, C7, C9 

Christine - This week I used Amelia Witch Toad digi stamp for my Halloween themed card.  Although I generally live in a world of pink and pastels - I decided to go overboard with the deep colours.  I used a mix of Copics and Promarkers - then I dotted the background with a mixture of colours and blender pen to give a sort of magical effect!  This witch has a penchant for glitter too... through her hair, on her robe, and even on her socks!  The toad escaped though - you can see him looking a bit disgusted at all the shiney stuff landing around him!  The stars die is from MFT Dienamics - cut from glitter card, and the stars embossing folder is from Crafts Too.

You can purchase the digi image here:

Amelia Witch Toad Digistamp

Here's the list of Copics and Promarkers I used:
Grays/Blacks C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Greens G21, G07, Promarkers Pine and Fresh Meadow
Purples BV00, V17, Promarker Aubergine
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20

Fiona - The theme this week is Halloween and for my card I decided to go with this little digi called "Mummy"...funnily enough!!  I made the background using some of the images in the Witchie Witchie bundle.  The sentiment is also from the same bundle along with other fabby elements.  I used spectrum noirs to colour my image and glitter parts of the spooky tree...just for that extra moonlihgt spookyness!


Spectrum Noirs used:
Beverly - For this weeks Halloween theme card I decided to work with Amelia Witch she is jut too cute.  The pattern papers used is from my old stash and the die cutes are from MFT and Spellbinders.  To color this precious up I used my Copics and here is a list for you.
Skin - E000, E00, E02 R12
Hair - E19, YR14, YR18
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Green - G46, G43, G40

Amelia Witch Toad Digistamp

What fabulous makes we have again!
We'll be back again on Friday with another great Polkadoodles challenge so we'll see you then! Have a spookily good week!