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Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 16/17 - Swirls & Flourishes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 22 Apr 2016

Week 14/15 - Floral Frenzy - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 22 Apr 2016

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Week 17 - Polkadoodles Crafting -Swirls & Flourishes

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 

Swirls & Flourishes
Challenge
You can enter it Here
Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ---->
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles download store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 6th May to enter.



Here are more fantastic creations from the team
Ruth:  I've used Winnie Fruit Punch for my shaped card - I layered the image onto the topper using a graphics programme (I did the same with the sentiment).  I've added a line of liquid pearl dots around the edges of the card, a little bit of glitter plus some half pearls and the card is complete.  Really quick and easy to make!




Katrina: I've used stamps from the Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup Collection to make some swirly flowers. These are layered up on a stencil/Gelli Plate background and a dotty paper from the Pretty Tuff CD . The sentiment is also from the stamp set


AnjieI've used the fab new Little Kingdom collection that was on the show on Wednesday. The whirls and flourishes are on the fabulous toadstools and I have added some dried flowers as added flourishes to the little scene. LOTS more info and photos on my blog.

Anita - For this week I have used Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup Collection  which has created my main focal image of dragonflies and flowers, then made my own backing paper with these gorgeous stamps too. Added some sparkle with a zig pen.



Bev here for my make this week I used the very resourceful Lavender Tea Collection and made an A5 card. Lots of layers, bling, ribbon & lace and a few tweaks in a graphics programme






I've used stamps from the gorgeous new Magical Garden Stamp Soup collection to make my flowers, I stamped them on vellum with Brilliance ink, cut them out and layered them up. The sentiment is from the CD collection and I've added die cut swirls and flourished that I embossed with Gold embossing powder




Gorgeous creations by everyone. Now onto the winner and Top 3 of our Floral Frenzy challenge. The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is...


Please email us HERE quoting PD17001Wk14 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!



Now onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.
7 - Jill
43 - Moje
69- Jules



Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners,
for using a Polkadoodles image are
35 - Margaret A
16 - Debbie M
63 - Bluedaisy

Well done to our Feathery friends.  You have been added to our League board which you can check all about at the pages tab up top :-) 
Each week the league board will be updated, so we can all keep track and at the end of the season out Winning Featherist will receive a speical Polkadoodles prize.



Congratulations to everyone. We really appreciate you entering our challenges and we love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.
Our current challenge theme is...
Swirls and Flourishes and you can enter Here
Have a great week everyone :-)

Friday, 22 April 2016

Week 16 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Swirls and Flourishes

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Happy Friday everyone.
Did you all have a good week?  We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and our theme is
Swirls & Flourishes
This could be die cut swirls or flourishes. in the paper, any part of your creation as long as it is included somewhere :-)  You have until Noon GMT, Friday 6 May, 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 you Cap, more details on this in the pages tab above

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

Scatty Jan - For my make this week I have used the fantastic Lavender Tea collection you can find it in store right here or a a CD here . So very lovely to craft with including some lush templates - This time I decided on a triple easel card there are lots more photos and details on my blog xx


Jackie - For the Swirls and Flourishes challenge I have played with The Winnie Sprinkles Springtime Collection. I played around resizing flowers and butterflies from the CD and chose an image to print off. This was coloured using Copic markers - I have to say, I am really enjoying colouring Winnie!
I added both die cut and crystal swirls and flourishes on the layers of my card.


Ria -  For the Swirls and Flourish challenge this week I used the gorgeous Eden Collection. I printed Eden Cherryblossom on Kraft and coloured her with alcohol markers and pencils. The swirls are from a die set.


Carol - today I've made an easel card with a very cute frame featuring A Gift, a sentiment, butterfly and background paper from from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection.  I printed all my elements on Copic Xpress-it cardstock and coloured my image with my Copics. The swirls are from a Couture creations die, which I tinted with Copics and embellished with flowers.


Jenny - I've made a very simple card because it's for someone I work with and we don't go too elaborate for workmates. I have used Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and I really don't think she needs too much as the images are perfect to stand alone.


Mia - This card is made using the gorgeous Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection. All the papers, image and embellishments are from the collection. The swirls are from Joanna Sheen. For more details please visit my blog.


Karon - Ooh swirls and flourishessss :-)  I have used the Lavender Tea Collection for my cards to day. I couldn't decide whether to give the front panel a scalloped circle or a rectangle so I did two cards :-) Which do you prefer?  The darker flourish on the purple background is from the Lemonade Fizz Collection.  I have inked all the edges of all the flowers and the layers.

Wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, hope that gets your creative juices flowing.

Our winners of the Floral Frenzy Challenge and our Feather in my Cap winners
for using PD images (more details in the pages tab up top) will be announce next Friday.

Have a great week - Thanks for sharing your makes with us each and every week, we love coming to
visit and appreciate you taking part in our challenges.
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Friday, 15 April 2016

Week 15 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Floral Frenzy

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Happy Friday!  Middle of April already!
It's inspiration week here at Polkadoodles and our current challenge
Floral Frenzy  Enter HERE

So we want to see flowers on your creations, floral papers, embellishments
charms you name it, if it's a flower it counts :-) Remember, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges. Only a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ----->  The Winner and Top 3 of our Cream & Sugar Challenge, along with our Top 3 Feathers for using a Polkadoodles image, will be announced at the bottom of this post.

Winnie Fruit Punch is one of our new releases that has really got your creative juices flowing....


There are individual Design Sheets, digi stamps, even small bundles to purchase in the
Polkadoodles Download store, or you can buy the whole collection
either as download or CD.
Anyway's lets see what the fabulous Design Team have for your inspiration this week.
Scatty Jan - For my make this week I have used the fantastic Lemonade Fizz collection you can find it in store right here or a a CD here . So very lovely to craft with including some lush templates. The wheelbarrow is one of the templates but I just layered it up instead so it sat on my card- This time I decided on a bee hive shaped card this was so much fun to make. there are lots more photos and details on my blog xx


Mia - I decided to make something a little more 3D for this week and used the flowers from the Winnie Fruit Punch CD and the leaves from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime to upcycle these teacups I purchased cheaply from a charity shop. I love all the florals and characters on both CD's.

Jenny - For my Floral Frenzy I decided to take the easy way and use a template from the Lemonade Fizz  collection.  I printed a couple of sheets of backing paper and then printed the template onto  the back, as my Cameo isn't plugged in at the moment I cut this out by hand. I took some of the embellishments into Craft Artist and filled a page with bees, flowers and a butterfly which I cut out by hand.
Ria - For my Floral Frenzy I used the cute Winnie Fruit Punch collection. I used one of the pre-coloured toppers and added some stitching to it. Followed a sketch I found online as I love sketches :) it is so easy if you are out of ideas just Google card sketches and you will find instant MOJO :) I cut out the flowers by hand as that went faster then setting up the silhouette this time ;) happy weekend.

Jackie - For my Floral Frenzy card I printed off some of the great papers, pre-coloured images and digi from the Winnie Sprinkles Springtime Collection. It was hard to choose what to print off first, everything's super scrummy!!  I used a punch on the patterned paper for the strip in the background, and used foam tape to give some height to my flowers and depth to the butterfly. I coloured Winnie using Copic markers.

Karon - I have use the delightful Winnie Fruit Punch for my card today.  Using the fabulous fat bees and beautiful flowers.  All the edges have been inked up, some foam tape was used to add some dimension.

Carol here with a topiary tree featuring 3 printed sheets of daisies  from  Winnie Fruit Punch. I cut the flowers using my Cameo, shaped them and layered them and added a rhinestone centre. The base for the topiary came from the Silhouette store and I added a ribbon and filled the pot with chocolates.


Gorgeous creations by everyone. Now onto the winner and Top 3 of our Cream & Sugar challenge. The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is...
#20 - Mrs T
Please email us HERE quoting PD15001Wk12 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!

Now onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.

#5 - Sharon G
#10 - Elena F

Here is your fabulous Top 3 badge for your blogs.


And last but by no means least our
Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners,
for using a Polkadoodles image are
#5 - Sharon G
Well done to our Feathery friends.  You have been added to our League board which you can check all about at the pages tab up top :-) 
Each week the league board will be updated, so we can all keep track and at the end of the season out Winning Featherist will receive a speical Polkadoodles prize.

Please add this wonderful badge to your blogs.


Congratulations to everyone. We really appreciate you entering our challenges and we love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.
Our current challenge theme is...
Floral Frenzy and you can enter HERE
Have a great week everyone :-)

Friday, 8 April 2016

Week 14 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Floral Frenzy

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Happy Friday everyone! Our new challenge is
Floral Frenzy
So, lots of flowers, one flower, flowered papers, anything floral
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 22nd April to enter this challenge.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.

Did you enjoy the launch party over last weekend? 
The new release Winnie Fruit Punch, was a great hit so make sure you check it out in the store now - use code FRUITY to save 10%
but hurry as it's only valid for a few more days!!!!....

You can buy individual digi stamps to colour, design sheets to print and cut, even smaller bundles to work with.  Of course you could also buy the whole collection bundle either as CD or download.

Now let's see the inspiration for the challenge...

Ruth:  I've used the very lovely Winnie Fruit Punch cd - I added one of the sentiments to the front of the topper, enlarged it then printed onto thick white card then cut out individual flowers to add around the edges, finishing the card off with half pearls and liquid pearls around the edge.


Anjie I have used the fabulous Lavender Tea download collection on my make. I've used lots and lots of flowers and butterflies and 2 word toppers. I've put them back to back on some straws so they look like flower stems. I've then wrapped some papers around the bottom of the bottle and added some ribbon. More details and photos on my blog.
Lou: I have used the Lavender Tea soup stamp set to create my card. All the flowers have been stamped and coloured with distress inks. I created the centre panel, framed it and added additional flowers to the side. The sentiment is from the same set too. More close up photos can be found on my blog.
Katrina: I have used the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles CD to make my card, starting with the pre-coloured version of the 'Just for You' digistamp.  I was really drawn to the paper that I've covered the card base with - I just love the fresh colours, and it matches up perfectly with some of the flowers on the CD.  I cut the flowers and the sentiment out with my Craft Robo and attached them with silicone glue and white wire for the stems. Is it weird that they remind me of lollipops? :D
Anita- I challenged myself to use the yummy Lavender Tea Stamp soup so everything you see on my make is done using this awesome set, Backing papers  were from the co-ordinating Lavender Tea Printable's Download sentiment was from the Twiggy & Toots Download collection.
Bev here with my take on floral frenzy. I used 'a lot' of the floral printed sheets from Lavender Tea, Cut, inked, shaped and layered up then placed around the beautiful sentiment which is also from the collection.
Claire C  I've used the fabulous Stamp Soup (Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz) stamps to create my flowers, stamping and embossing on lots of different papers from the Lavender Tea collection to make this little wall hanging.( you can also buy them as kits but they were sooooo popular they are now available on preorder, have a look here) I'm having so much fun with these stamps, I just can't stop playing with them lol
Beautiful creations to inspire you all with your floral challenge! WOW!!

Our winners of our Cream & Sugar challenge and our Feather in my Cap winners for using PD images (more details on this up top in the tabs section), will be announced next Friday.

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, 1 April 2016

Week 13 - Cream and Sugar Polkadoodles Crafting challenge

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 

Cream and Sugar
Challenge
You can enter it Here
So lovely creams, ivories, coffee and pink colours.
Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ---->
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles download store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 8th April to enter.


JUST BEFORE WE GET TO THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE SOME OTHER NEWS...
We decided to make things a little more interesting around here so we are now introducing an extra Winners slot for our challenges every fortnight, called
FEATHER IN MY CAP
Basically we will be awarding Special Feathers to our favourite Top 3 entries that use a Polkadoodles image and you will be entered onto the Feathery League Board - this is so much fun, so check out the RULES on the tab at the top of the page HERE - you even get a Feathery badge if you're awarded a feather! You can find our first feather winners at the end of this post!

Here are more fantastic creations from the team...
Ruth:  I've used the wonderful Twiggy and Toots collection for my card - all the papers and the pre coloured image (great for when you're in a rush!) are from the cd.  Ribbons and charm are from my stash and I've added some blue to the theme because my coffee is usually cold by the time I remember I have it!!
Katrina: I've used the gorgeous Octavia Moonfly CD for my card. I printed off the black & white version of 'Wistful' and coloured her in with alchohol markers. The sentiment and papers are all from the CD though I did adjust the colour on the dotty paper to make it cream coloured. The butterflies were cut from another of the papers and I drew on the antennae with a fineliner pen.
Bev here still in CAS mode. I printed Cake & Chocolate digi onto some cream linen cardstock and coloured her up using my pencils. The sentiment is also from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Collection
Anita- hi there this week for our challenge I coloured my first ever colouring page from the Florabunda colouring Cd Rom, I coloured this page with pencils and used up my Polkadoodles off cuts of papers from my last project .

Claire C I've been playing with some of the gorgeous 'Stamp Soup' stamps to make this card. The stamps I've used are from Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz, coloured with my Lyra Pencils. The wings of the dragonflies were stamped onto vellum.
Anjie - Of course the new Work and Play 12 collection is perfect for this challenge. I have used the coffee section but not used one of the Barista character images. I put the cup cake and the coffee together to make a topper out of them. More info and photos on my blog.
Don't forget, the challenge theme is
Cream and Sugar
You can enter it Here
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Now for the winners from our Spring Colours Challenge

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:
#61 - Neli
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting PD13001wk10 to claim your prize of $10  worth of downloads from the digi store! 
Here is your new Winners Badge to display on your blog:
Grab our Winners Blinkie!

And in no particular order the 
TOP THREE FAVOURITES 
chosen by the design team are:
# 71 - Norma
#19 - Mrs T
#59 - Lucy Patrick
Grab your brand spanking new badges below:



So, here are our first 

TOP 3 FEATHER IN MY CAP

winners - these are our Top 3 fave entries that used a Polkadoodles image
# 35- Billie A
# 38 -Dianne
Well done Feathery friends! You have all been added to the league board with our first Feathers - so now you can put a Feather in Your Cap and use our Feather badge on your blogs! 
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! 



Congratulations everyone!  Don't forget  your winners badges .
Thanks to everyone who enters, we really enjoy coming to see your creations each week.

The current challenge theme is
Cream and Sugar
and you can enter Here

Friday, 25 March 2016

Week 12 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Cream and Sugar

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Happy Easter everyone.  Hope you all have lots
of chocolatey wickedness goodness to eat :-)


JUST BEFORE WE GET TO THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE SOME OTHER NEWS...

We decided to make things a little more interesting around here so we are now introducing an extra Winners slot for our challenges every week, called
FEATHER IN MY CAP

Basically we will be awarding Special Feathers to our favourite Top 3 entries that use a Polkadoodles image and you will be entered onto the Feathery League Board - this is so fun, so check out the RULES on the tab at the top of the page HERE - you even get a Feathery badge if you're awarded a feather!

We have a new challenge for this fortnight and our theme is

CREAM & SUGAR
So lovely creams, ivories, coffee and pink colours.

Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.

We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ---->

The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles download store.

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 8th April to enter.

The newest releases are available for pre-order in the Polkadoodles store.

Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz
and the complimenting stamp sets
Lavender Tea Stamp Soup and Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup
have all been an amazing hit!










Why not go check our the store!

Anyways. lets get on and show you the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team

Mia: This card is made using the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection. The colours are perfect for this challenge and I just love this spotty paper!! The dress up rabbit Winnie is super cute and great to use all your colouring techniques!


Scatty Jan - Oh what a lush challenge - I also used the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection. keeping my card very CAS, I dont really do CAS so this was a challenge to me on its own. Yummy delish just take a look see at that ice cream, I used Glossy accents over it and it really does look good enough to eat!


Jackie  - Cream and Sugar is the delicious theme for this fortnight! I have coloured in one of the cats from the Work and Play 12 collection using pencil. The caption and flowers are from this collection, too.  The wood grain background paper is from Work and Play 10 - Country Life and it one of my favourite papers...I always have a few sheets of it printed off because it works with most colours. 
  

Jenny - Cream and sugar is the challenge and this one is fine it won't make you fat!  I wanted a plaque to hang near the door of the caravan so came up with this one.  I have used papers from Winston and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and and of course Winnie herself opening the door.


Carol - For my Cream and Sugar card I chose to use Tea for Twoo, Tea Party from Twiggy & Toots and some of the gorgeous papers from Winston and coffee tags from Barista Coffee/Cake bundle kit from the Work and Play 12 collection. I used my cameo to cut the tags out, so that was super easy and coloured Twiggy in with my Copics.


Karon - Ah Coffee!  Yes please :-)  I have used the fabulous Winnie Sugar Sprinkle collection for my side easel card.  Love all the papers in this collection.  All the layers were inked up and some foam tape added for dimension.


Ria - I am using the super sweet Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection for my card. I love it that Nikky added those cute frames to this collection. So you only have to colour them and then cut them out. So much easier then searching for matching dies :) 



Wonderful!

Don't forget to come back next week, for more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.
We will also announce our Winners and Top 3
of the Spring Colours challenge
and our very first Feathers in your Cap Top 3 :-)

HAPPY EASTER

Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week!


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