Saturday, 27 December 2014

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 34/35 - Get Organised for Christmas - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 5 Sept

Week 32/33 - Fun in the Sun - closing date: 12 noon GMT Friday 22 Aug


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Wk 1 ...Digi Queens

Hello everyone! Well, welcome to a brand new Tuesday here at Polkadoodles and that means the start of a new era for us with a lipsmackingly talented new team to introduce to you - 

Yes we have recruited an awesome new team of people who are mega talented with colouring and love it with a passion and they're going to pop in every Tuesday and inspire us all with their fabulous inspiration. So - make sure you check in here with us every Tuesday morning for some colouring looooove!

In case you've had your head under the duvets this week we have had a HUGE partayy over at Kit and Clowder on the Facebook group and have an awesome colouring competition going on over there with goodies galore and free stuff - also as we are a sponsor you also get some fabulous discounts if you sign up for Alyce's amazing classes too, so make sure you head over on there and check it out - it's HERE if you don't know how to find it and if you don't do Facebook the Kit and Clowder page is here.

Remember to check out the Polkadoodles store where we have 1000's of products and great images for you - everything you see on this page is available either as a digistamp or a real stamp so make sure you get to the store and check them out...there's lots of new stuff in this week and we have THE most adorable new release later this week so keep your eyes open for that too!

So let's see what the Digi Queens have for us on their very first week - welcome to the team my Colouring Queens!....

Janine - good morning everyone and I'm so excited to share my my first post for the Polkadoodles new Design Team 'Digi Queens'. From all the wonderful digital stamps Nikky has drawn, I decided to use the uber cute digital stamp Amelia Braids.  For my card I printed her out several times, coloured her with alcohol markers and fussy cut her out, the cut out sections were then layered her up to give her added dimension. Can I say she was a dream to colour - all the lovely open areas made her easy to work with.  I use Polkadoodles digital papers and cardstock to create lots of mats and layers.  To finish off I added a little glitter and a few gems.

You can get Amelia Braids here...

Fi....Hi everyone, I so pleased to be sharing my first card with you here at Polka Doodles. So for my first card I decided to go with a Christmas card but I really couldn't decide which one to go with first as they are so darn cute however...eventually I have used "Hollybobs Snowballing"...isn't she such a cutie?? I coloured her with alcohol markers and did some shading with pencils....The papers are also from Polka Doodles...they are from the Christmas Joy Bundle which are so pretty!! I layered the papers onto blck cardstock and doodled around the edges.  I also added a piece of lace under one of the layers just for a bit of texture.  I punched 2 snowflakes and layered them together and then glittered them up...I added some pearl to finish...

You can catch our Snowballer here...

Pami - good morning everyone!  This is my first card for the Digi Queens and I am very excited to be here today.  For my first card I decided to use one of the gorgeous Hollybobs and this one is called Hollybobs Presents.  I coloured her with alcohol markers. I used digital papers from the Christmas Hollybobs range which are just beautiful.  I didn't want to cover up the paper much so I left it quite simple just adding some red pearls where the berries would be and a touch of glamour dust.  

Wrapping Pressies can be found here...

Tait - Morning Everyone. I am so excited to be here today with my first card for the Digi Queens. I have used the super cute Luna from the Pretty Sweet Girls collection. She has been coloured with Copic markers and the card was made using a collection of papers with inked and distressed edges. I have then used a bunch of flowers to finish off the card.
You can get Luna here (or get to Kit and Clowder ; ) 

Cara - Hi everyone its fab to be here for the very first post as part of the Digi Queens Team!
I decided to use one of the new revamped images Pretty Sweet images ... this is the adorable Amelia Contemplating. She reminds me so much of my daughter so I coloured her hair to match hers a sort of red/blonde using my Graph'it markers. I teamed her up with papers and a sentiment from the delicious Sugarplum Daisy CDrom.

You can find Amelia here: 

Nikky...I am really snowed under this week with lots of things going on - a new release, a Create and Craft TV show on Sunday and lots more so I didn't get chance to make a full card but I really wanted to join in this week. Over at Kit and Clowder Alyce has an awesome Polkadoodles colouring competition running so make sure you go and join in - you can actually get a freebie if you sign up! So here is my Luna, forgive the blurry photo taken badly, her face looks a bit ill! This is the image we're all colouring and the competition theme is funky hair...
My hands were a bit shaky when I did this as I'd been typing all day on the pooter but I quite like how she turned out in the end, bar the colouring outside of the lines which I had to correct when I'd finished lol!

You can get Luna here:

Wow - fabulous inspiration from the team and some great colouring ideas! I really love how everyone has brought great light and shade into their images!

Over at Digi Choosday challenge today we have some fabulous DISCOUNT CODES for you to grab so make sure you head over and join in and soak up loads more ideas from the Digi Choosday team!

We'll be back as usual on Friday with our Polkadoodles challenge so we'll see you then!

Friday, 29 August 2014

WK 35 - Get organised for Christmas - 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.

But before we show you, if you didn't see our Tuesday post make sure you check it out HERE - some very exciting news about our brand new Digi Queens team!!
Also, watch our for a fabulous new release next week - and if you are a member of Kit and Clowder watch out THIS WEEKEND for a great Polkadoodles promotion - we're teaming up with Alyce for some fab competitions and lots of fun with prizes galore!! So make sure you head over to Kit and Clowder and read those newsletters in your inbox! Lots of goodies up for grabs!

The theme of this week is still 
Get Organized for Christmas
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, September 5 to enter.

The winner of the Week 32/33 - Fun in the Sun is at the bottom of this post.

There have been 100 new products added to the store at Polkadoodles.
There are fabulous new stamps, downloads and all the lovely crafty goodies
you could wish for so make sure you check them out there's some seriously lush new stamps we're all craving!

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

Sandie - Hello again! Well, here at Chez Polkadoodles we are getting organised for Christmas (wow that was fast!) So here is my mid challenge inspiration for all of you :) I made ​​a shaped card door using the plain white that we all we have laying around and the characters from the wonderfully lush Festive Hollybobs work and play CD . I'm so greedy I used 4! Everything I have used is in the collection and I coloured the characters with my Graph'it Marker Pens (which if you have not tried it yet, hit the link and take a look, they are so vibrant and are perfect to use for Christmas cards !). Please check out my blog for more details and leave me a comment or two and I can not wait to see your entries for the challenge! Sandie x

Bev here with some mid challenge inspiration for you. And now that I've started to get organised for Christmas I decided to use a digi from Work & Hollybobs CD that I coloured with my Graph'its . The image is also available as a digi here. The shape of the card and  of the present paper is in the frame section from the CD Picnix 2 . Cracker and sentiment are also from Hollybobs

Katie  - Only 17 Fridays left until Christmas !!!!! So time to get organized. I used the digi embellishments and characters from Hollybobs collection - I can not wait to see what you all come up with. Have fun and Keeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Sue ... I used the pre coloured image from the Hollybobs festive collection...

YvonneHi all! This week  I got  a little  side tracked  and did  a  little  gift  bag  from the Work & Play Hollibobs  Collection,  using the wonderful  snowman from the same collection.  Then I remembered that  this was supposed to be  a  shaped  card too!  So  I printed the snowman  again, this time  bigger,  then cut  on my  cutting  machine ,  fixed  him  to a card A6  blank and  then cut  around him - so I  now  everything matches and  is perfect  to hold  a little  Christmas  treat !

Jenny  here  with  my inspiration... I used  the fabulous  festive  Hollibobs  Work and Play  and  have used  a couple  of layers  of paper that match.  This is  always so  easy  as  Nikky  always includes a huge array of co-ordinating elements in the collections .  I made ​​a small  pop  out  with the papers  and  just used  the  Santa Claus  and a tag  from  one of the  backing sheets .  Nikky has really  spoiled  us  with this collection  as everything is  available  individually or as  digi  stamps too .

Claire C I made ​​a funny Christmas card with the fabby Work and Play 6 collection . I know its not a Christmas CD, but for those beer lovers among our menfolk its just the job. The base of the card was made ​​using the precoloured beer glass image from the embellishments as a template. I coloured the digi image with my Graph'It Markers and added some 'frills'....micro beads for the beer foam and a couple of tickets. The letters were die cut and then coloured with GRaph'It markers.

Anjie  - I used the  Dutch Doobadoo stencil 4  to create the shape of the card and the matting and layering. The image, documents, parcels and sentiment are all from the  CD Christmas Angelberry . The bells and fir die cuts are from Tattered Lace but Nikky also has a great fir cutting file in the Digi store too for less than £1!. I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink around the edges of everything.
Susan ...with my mid challenge inspiration for you. Well, I'm never organized for Christmas or anything to be honest as this should have been published last week, oh I'm hopeless. I decided to use a coloured digi image from Work & Play Hollybobs CD   and the image is also available in a digi here . I made ​​a small easel and gift card. I love this cd  - although it's whimsical it's also very versatile and is fab! You can see more about how I made this on my blog.....

Frezja....Most of the team's inspiration are cards ...  I like to  be different  so  I prepare tags/pendants  for gifts.... I used papers and and the gingerbread cookie people from  Festive Hollybobs Cd, a piece of string or with tapes, and you're done:)

Karon - Hi everyone. I decided to have a play with the A Home for Christmas CD collection, and made a shaped easel card.  All the elements are from the CD, and I have layered up the poinsettias, hearts and some holly.  Also and a little sparkle to the image and the baubles. I have added the second image, to show the sparkle :-)

Fabulous and stunning DT creations to inspire you!

The winner (chosen by random org) for our last challenge, fun in the sun is ...
35 - Suzi
You've won a copy of our latest collection Work and Play 6
Please email us  here  and to claim your prize and quote PDw35001wk32

The Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
10 - Julie
30 - Cindy
33 - Margaret

Congratulations to all, thanks for your participation and do not forget to claim your blinkies from the sidebar.

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

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Welcome to the Digi Queens!

Hellooo Polkadoodles gang!
Ok, so it's only Tuesday, right? Yes, it is, and you're not here on the wrong day by mistake!

I have some really exciting news for you all today...

I'm totally delighted to announce that we have a brand new team of amazingly talented people who are going to be here every Tuesday showing you some fabulous inspiration. When I say inspiration - I mean inspiration! This lovely team are uber talented colourists and love using a variety of mediums to colour all their images and I am seriously in awe of their skills, they are going to knock your socks off.

Our normal Polkadoodles challenge will remain in place on Fridays as ever but it just means we'll have an extra midweek post to help inspire you and show you what you can do with the digis and the rest of our products too.
We will also be linking up with the Digi Choosday challenge each week too with some fab special offers so make sure you follow us to get those discount codes! We will be back next week with our very first post for you but in the meantime I have some more news...

If you are a Kit and Clowder fan I am so pleased to have been accepted as a sponsor for Alyce's amazing classes and community so head over there for lots of specials and some more exciting news coming up for this weekend! We will be having a play along over at Kit and Clowder this coming weekend so make sure you've signed up to get all the news and scrummy stuff!

So, without further ado as this is just meant to be a little post, I am truly delighted to announce our new team, The Digi Queens...

Hi everyone!  My name is Pam and I have been crafting for many years, starting with cross stitch after being taught by my mum!  Then moved into paper crafting and haven't looked back since!  I have had my blog for about 4 years. I am super excited about being here and getting to work with a) some amazing digi images from Nikky and b) such a super talented and great bunch of ladies!  Here is a sneak peak of something I have been working on!

Fi....Hi name is Fiona although known to everyone as Fi.  I have been crafting for a number of years which started off with knitting, I was obsessed when my kids were little but then as they grew up they didn't want knitted jumpers and cardis.  A few years ago, my family was faced with bad news and I needed something else to focus on and my friend introduced me to cardmaking....nine years later I am still hooked!!  I do love to colour and I am still learning...every day is a school day so hopefully you will love what I bring you...I am so pleased to be here.  Here's a wee sneaky peek of what I have been working on too.

Beverly...Hello everyone!  My name is Beverly and I have been crafting pretty much all my life with different types of things.  I started scrapbooking and card making about 8 years ago and I am addicted.  I am super excited to be a Digi Queen and there couldn't be a better group of girl to be a part of this with.  Here is a sneak peak of something I have been working on to come very soon.

Tait...Hi everyone. My name is Tait and I live in faraway Australia, I have been crafting since I was about twelve years old which started with scrapbooking and then about two years ago I found Copic Markers and I was hooked and that is what I mainly do now, I colour and create cards with the odd scrapbook page in there too. I really cannot believe that I am going to be a Digi Queen and that I was actually sought out to join the team, it is an immence honour and I still cannot get my head around it. I cant wait to start sharing my work with you guys,  but here is a sneaky peak :D

Victoria....Hello, I'm Victoria!  I've been crafting since my early twenties, mainly cardmaking although I enjoy trying a variety of projects.  I'm really excited to be joining this team of talented ladies and looking forward to sharing some amazing makes with you very soon!  Here's a sneaky peek of something I'm working on as I type...

Anita...Hi there I'm Anita. I have been crafting since my 3rd child and now on to 8 that's right 8 lol..... I love crafting when I get 5 mins here and there but my main love at the mo is colouring and card making. I can't believe I was asked to join this uber talented team and can't wait to get creating.
A little sneaky peek at what I am up too :)

Janine...Hello!  My name is Janine, I love anything crafty.  I adore being creative and enjoyed all forms of arts & crafts and have been since I was a little girl. I have experimented with all sorts of things like flower arranging, face painting, and calligraphy -- to name a few.  I eventually found my way into papercrafting, which I’ve done for the past 9 years since making my daughter’s 18th birthday invites.  I especially love cardmaking because I think it allows you to create your own little pieces of art which it can be as simple or elaborate as you like, either physically or digitally.  I’m so excited to be asked to be a Digi Queen by Nikky, and to be part of a fabulous team of super talented ladies. Here’s a sneaky peek of a little something I have been working on :)

Colleen....Hi, my name is Colleen and I live in Australia. I have been crafting since I was little and found scrapbooking when I had my children. Fast forward to a few years later and I discovered cardmaking and all these beautiful images to colour, since then I have been hooked!
I am so excited to be a Digi Queen and to join this wonderful team of talented ladies. Here is my sneaky peek....

Leah...Hello everyone, I am so excited to be a part of this awesome team!  I have been a painter for 20 years, and recently switched to pencil crayons, which I absolutely adore.  I am fairly new to the paper crafting world, but I'm falling in love with it!  Here is a sneak peak at my first Design Team piece:

Lizzy...  Hi, my name is Lizzy.  I am a mother to 4 human kids and 6 furry feline kids and live in the beautiful state of Colorado.  I love crafts of just about every kind but paper crafting is my favorite.  I have an obsession with designer card stock and a serious love for coloring digis.  I started coloring with alcohol markers but recently started playing with pencils also.  I am so excited to be a part of this new team with all of these talented ladies! Here is a little peek of something I have been working on:

Cara  Hi everyone, I've been a crafter for about 5 years and I adore colouring in, as most of you know I am a member of the Polkadoodles team and also the Graph'it marker team so to me this team is a match made in heaven, beautiful digi images from the super talented Nikky and fabulous colouring from an awesome team!!

Jackie   Hi all,, I have been crafting for about 8 years now, after a serious back injury, giving up the horses and finding I needed something to occupy my time.  I had always loved art and craft, so had a bash at my first every hand crafted Christmas cards.. the rest is history, as they say. :)  since then I have become more and more interested in the colouring side ... I just love playing with gorge images, like those at PD. :)  I am so happy to be on Nikkys team, and get creative.  Here is my sneaky peek.

I think you can see from all the sneak peeks that we are going to be having some great fun and showing you some lovely colouring and makes next week!
I can't wait!

In the meantime, don't forget that the Digi Choosday challenge starts today so head over there and grab yourself more inspiration - don't forget to sign up as a follower of this blog to be in with a chance of getting all those specials that are going to be coming up soon!

See you on Friday!
Love from the Digi Queens

Friday, 22 August 2014

Wk 34 Get organised for Christmas - Polkadoodles crafting challenge

Happy Friday everyone! It's the weekend woohoo!

Before we get to today's challenge make sure you check the Polkadoodles store today because there are 100's of fab new products in there including some stunning new digis which you will NEEEEED!

Also - Nikky is putting together a special Polkadoodles Colouring team so if colouring is your thing and you would like to know more see here - but you MUST be quick because the call CLOSES TODAY. See how to apply HERE.

We are also super thrilled to now be sponsors over at Kit and Clowder - so watch out for lots of exciting news VERY soon! 

So let's get to the challenge!
Today we are getting organised for
Yes, it's here for us cardmakers and we know many of you are now well under way with your Christmas makes already...people who don't make cards can't understand this craziness but we all know how soon we need to get started LOL!!

So show us all your Christmas themes - remember no backlinking allowed so don't be posting last year's LOL!
The winner of this challenge will win a copy of one of our Fabulous Hollybobs collections! 
You have until Friday 5th September to enter at noon GMT. Just please follow the rules in the sidebar.

We'll announce last time's winners next week! 

Let's see what the team have created for us...

Scatty Jan Ohhhhh don't you just love snowflakes , I love this shape for a card . I have used the scrummy little angel from the Work and Play festive Hollybobs collection. (sentiment is also from this collection), The little Angel is also now available as a clear stamp, you can find her here .Coloured her in with Graph'It Markers with a little dusting of glitter on her trims. The paper is from Dollie Daydream Girl talk collection xx

Samantha K - This was my first ever exploding box :)  For this make, all elements and images used were from the Work and Play Hollybobs CD, it really is a scrummy CD, you should go check it out!
As there were so many elements to this project I decided to save my colouring arm and a bit of time and use pre-coloured images from the CD, aren't they wonderful?! For more details and more piccies feel free to take a sneek at my blog xx
Asha - The Work & Play Festive Hollybobs Collection is the perfect CD for all your Christmas makes. Everything on this card, except the lace trim and bling, is from this fab CD. I coloured the image with Graph'It markers. It is also available as a clear stamp.

Cara    I made a glittery sparkly easel card fr this challenge, I used a Design sheet and two backing papers from the Festive Hollybobs CD, the image I used is also available as a clear stamp here but if you aee as impatient as me she is also available as a digi stamp here.  You can also purchase the design sheet I used as a single laser cut sheet here, there is so much choice and something to suit every crafter!

Melanie - I used the brand-new Festive Hollybobs CD again for this one, but focussed purely on the lovely printable envelope sentiments to create this card. I printed the sentiments twice, once onto kraft cardstock and again onto a thinner white card, then cut my elements and layered them up. The holly and the paper strip are also taken from the CD, then I used a doily, sequins, thick twine and a mini peg to finish off my design.

 Cheremane - I've had so much fun with the Festive Hollybobs Cd  i'm sure you will agree the Little Elf is so adorable and seeing the theme is Get Organised For Xmas I decided to make an easel note pad for all those little Xmas must do's notes. Little Elf is also available as a Digi  he has lots of Friends to so go take a Peek.

Anna - This time I decided to make a round card. I used blue paper from  Festive Hollybobs Cd, as well as paper, from which I cut out spruce branches, a star, and accessories like doily, mistletoe and gingerbread girl - everything from Picknix Collection 2...Gingerbread Twist CD  . I arranged all elements in layers with the help of foam squares. I also added my favorite - tulle and some ribbon, hawthorn berries, cardboard presents and crystals. It is awesome, how much fun one can have while making a card - I love making Christmas projects!  

Gorgeous creations this week and lots of inspiration for the festive season rapidly approaching!

Remember you have until 5th September to enter!
See you next week!

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