Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 4/5 - Love and Romance - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 12 Feb 2016

Week 2/3 - Winter Birthday - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 29 Jan 2016

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Week 5 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Love and Romance

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Hello everyone.  Happy Friday!


This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 
Love and Romance 
Challenge
You can enter it Here

You can make Anything you like as long as it follows the theme. Remember, 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 ---> You have until Noon GMT, Friday 12 February to enter and our Random winner for this challenge will receive a $10 voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.

The winners from Winter Birthday can be found at the bottom of this post

We are so pleased to have the lovely Katrina joining us, hope you will stop by and see her lovely makes you can find her blog here

Now, let's take a look at what the Design Team have for you...

Katrina - Thank you so much for having me as a Guest Designer, I am thrilled to bits.  For this challenge I have made a shaker card using an image from the Work and Play 9 'Love and Kisses' collection which I have coloured in with Graph'It markers.  The papers are from the Pretty Sweet CD, Pretty Tuff CD and Work and Play CD 6 and the sentiment is from the Cherryblossom Lane CD.  You can find instructions on my blog :-)
Nikky...I used the Polkadoodles Lilybug collection for this cute card - such a lovely image to colour and perfect for love and romance...
Julie -- There are so many collections in the Polkadoodles store that would be excellent for our "Love and Romance" challenge! I used Cupid from the Work and Play 9 Digital Collection. It's also available in a CD.  I colored Cupid with Copic markers.  The designer papers and the sentiment tag are all part of the Work and Play 9 - Love and Kisses Digital Download.


Anjie - I have used the pretty Rose Budd collection for everything on this. You can also get the image, Miss Charlotte as a clear stamp. I've cut out the balustrade and mounted it on 3D foam to make it look like she is stood behind it. I have used my Graph'It Markers to colour her.

Caz..For my creation i have used everything from the fab new collection Sticks n Bones collection available as a download.  or if prefer a cd.  Ive used the pre coloured image called Ride with me. More detail on my blog.
Bev here with my inspiration this week. I'm currently addicted to the Sticks and Bones collection and coloured this digi up with my Graph'it markers, everything else except the distress ink, markers, ribbon & gems is from the collection.
Ruth:  I've gone a bit cute for this challenge!  Used the very delightful Winston cd to make an Anniversary card for a male - just enough cute and blue to make it work!  A bit of light distressing and it's good to go!

Anita - hi there everyone today I had fun playing with the Work and play 9 - Love and Kisses collection I have chosen Cupid and the yummy backing paper is from this collection too, I have coloured using pencils.

Claire C I've made this card using one of the gorgeous images and some of the precoloured embellies from the new Sticks and Bones collection, the image is called Aim High and you can find him here as a digi stamp or you can get the whole collection here. I cut the image out and popped him on to the large heart with 3d foam pads and layered it all up over a sheet of acetate to help it stand up.

Such great makes this week, we love them all and can't wait to see what you come up with too!

Our winner (chosen by random org) for Winter Birthday is.....
16 - Shirley
Well done! You have won a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Download store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD05001Wk02

Our Design Team favourite Top 3 are....
2 - Sheena
10 - Traceymo
13 - Beatriz

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

 You can enter the *Love & Romance* challenge Here

Friday, 29 January 2016

Week 4 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Love and Romance

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Happy Friday everyone!
Aww, love is in the air this week and our challenge theme is...
Love and Romance
That could mean a Valentines, Anniversary, Wedding or even a creation with hearts!
Anything you like as long as it follows the theme.
Remember, 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 --->
You have until Noon GMT, Friday 12 February to enter and our Random winner for this challenge will receive a $10 voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.

Before we have a look at the Design Team creations don't forget to take a look at the newest Polkadoodles Releases!
Look at this baby - just released today!! Whoop whoop!! This is adorable and not just a Love collection either, this can be used all year round!
  
Soooo many pretties to play with in this collection! EEEK!! Too too cute! 

AND We also have our lovely Sticks & Bones collection released last week....


Did you know that you can buy single digis, different bundles and of course thecuteosaurus whole mammoth bundle!  Why not check out the store now!

Now lets see what the Design Team have been creating....

Scatty Jan - For my Love/ Romance project I decided on a little bag for a hen night. I have used Work & Play 9 - love & Kisses .And have done a mini tutorial on my blog so hop across to find all the details and plenty of photos xx

Melanie Smith - I have used Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses. I choose this image because it reminded me of my husband and I :-) It was such fun to color.


Karon - Seems we all had similar ideas as far as which collection to use.  I have something a little different to share today.  I did this book fold for my nephew and his new wife.  All the papers, embellishments and cut files are from the wonderful Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses collection.  If you would like to see what the book fold is, you will have to pop along to my blog :-)



Jessie - Who says we can't love our pets, even if that pet is a dinosaur! I used Walk the Dinosaur Girl from the new Sticks & Bones Collection in Digital and CD form! I coloured her and her best friend up with my copic markers, all of the paper's and embellishments (aside from the twine) all come from this collections, its seriously a fantastic TON of product to work with and I can't wait to see what you do with it, and with this weeks challenge!


Ria- I think this Cupid from the Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses is my all time favourite from this collection. I coloured her with watercolouring pencils.


Jenny -I have used the Work and Play 9 Collection - Love and Kisses, I love this collection and after all this time just got around to doing one of the Rocker Cards, these are in PDF format and you just print. cut out and use whatever bits you need. I have been out of the house so much that crafting has been just what I can fit in so these kind of designs that are ready to go are perfect for such times.


Aunty Sue - Well as Valentines day approaches we turn to Love and Romance. So I found this fab design sheet on Twiggy & Toots of the Happy couple sheltering from the rain (and those of us in the UK know about that). Dont they look cute in their wellies. The design sheet is a decoupage and this was my 1st love when I started crafting. So guess double Love. You can find the collection here 
The spotted paper is from the collection and the rose one is from Love & Kisses collection available here


Jackie- I have been busy cutting out heaps of the gorgeous images from the new Sticks and Bones collection available here. I love how it is something different for a loved one. I chose to make a stepper card this week and coloured in the main image. Don't forget that the images are available pre coloured if you prefer. The papers and sentiment are also from the collection.


Mia - I have used the gorgeous Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses Collection to make this cute Valentines card. The images and papers are perfect for any romantic card and it was so hard to choose between them. I loved colouring in these couple especially the girls hair for more details come and visit my blog.


Fabulous inspiration once again from the team.

Now it's over to you for our
Love and Romance Challenge

We love coming to visit you all, so lets see what you create for this challenge.
Please remember only 2 entries per person.
Don't forget to check back next week, for more inspiration
and our winner of the Winter Birthday challenge.

Have a fabulous creative week!
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Friday, 22 January 2016

Week 3 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Winter Birthday

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Happy Friday everyone!  Wow can you believe we are approaching the end of January already!
We have an inspiration week for you this week here at Polkadoodles 
for our
Winter Birthday challenge
you can enter HERE
Don't forget you don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few little rules over there in the side bar ------->

The winners of our Anything Goes Challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKY!
from all the Design teams we
want to take this opportunity to thank
you for all that you do.  For you
are one amazing creative chick
and continually amaze us with each new
collection you design.
You are one amazing lady and
we are so happy and lucky to be on this
continuing journey with you.

Have a fabulous Birthday Nikky!
xxxxx

Before we see what the design team have been up to, have you seenthe latest new release
There are amazing bundles, individual digi images and also the fabulous
whole Sticks & Stones collection to be had in the store!
If you click on this image you can see a great magazine preview of the collection - 
and as a special treat, because it's Nikky's birthday today she is giving you a SPECIAL CODE to SAVE 15% 
on this awesome collection until 29th January! 
So just enter the code 
Birthday15 
at the checkout on both CD's and downloads in this collection!
see mag below..........                         shop collection below.....
  Sticks & Bones Digital Papercrafting Collection - over 450 Printables suitable for boys and girls of any age. You need a sense of humour to use this collection - perfect for Cuteosaurus age or Prehistoric family!

Let's see what the fabulous design team have for your inspiration this week......

Mia - This card is made using the papers from the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun CD ROM and the beautiful unicorn is the Arctic Unicorn digi stamp please check out the rest of the details on this card over at my blog xx


Ria- For the winter birthday challenge I created a shakercard, I used one of my favourite stamps from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collections , this is Frosted Fox  and coloured it with watercolourpencils.


Scatty Jan - For my make for this challenge I went with winter colours of Blue, and made a cute owl bag perfect for a Birthday.  I used the template from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun , and re-sized to 65% before cutting out.( I used pale blue card stock to make the bag shell.) I used some papers from the same collection and also some from Picknix 3 Nordic Winter.
The presents, cake, candle, and heart button are from Winston Collection
The Bow and Flowers from Octavia Moonfly Collection
and the sentiment from Rose Budd Collection
What a mix and match I just love using all different elements from the collections.
Lots more photo's on my blog xx
Jenny - Here's my idea for a winter birthday, I always think of blue and purple tones for winter. This card is made using Oddella Twig which I coloured with my Graph'its, the backing paper is from Octavia Frosted Winter and the sentiment comes from Work and Play 6, more details on my blog.
Melanie - I have done a hybrid project with the wonderful Work & Play 9 - Love and Kisses. This printed image from the CD was a beautiful match to my designer papers and the bling I added to her tiara just fit for a princess birthday card.
Jessie - Octavia has always been one of my favorite characters! And Frosted Penguins from the Octavia Frosted winter is no exception! I wanted to colour her in pinky purples and blue so I pulled papers from the Octavia Moonfly Collection which still made for a fantastic winter birthday card! She was painted with my inktense pencils.
Aunty Sue - Hi for my Winter Birthday I didn't want to go down the Blues colour theme, so went with a nice warm Red and the Blues with my background paper from Octavia Frosted Winter collection.  The Tree is also from this collection in the shop HERE.  The Cute girl is from Our Love and Kisses collection which you can find HERE you can purchase the image on its own also.  But do checkout this collection with Valentines just around the corner.
Jackie - I have used the gorgeous Work and Play10- Country Life collection for this week's card. The papers, image and sentiment are all found in it.The fox image on it's own is available here as a digi stamp to colour. I used lots of die cuts to create a white winter effect for the current challenge theme. Details on my blog.
Karon - I went back and used an older collection.  Studio 12 Picknix 2 - Gingerbread Twist for my papers and the sentiment.  Made a little faux shaker element and then added a single snowflake :-)

Wonderful inspiration from the design team.

We have two winners from our Anything Goes Challenge
chosen by Random Org and they are....

You have won a $20 voucher for downloads in the Polkadoodles store
please quote PD03001wk51 
You have also won a $20 voucher for downloads in the Polkadoodles store
please quote PD03002wk51

Congratulations!!
You can contact as HERE to claim your prize, please quote the codes as given above :-)

For our Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team

Congratulations everyone and don't forget your blinkies form the side bar.

We loved everyones amazing creations and enjoyed visiting your blogs.
Now it's over to you once again for our 
Winter Birthday
challenge

See you next week - don't forget to use that great code for the new collection!





Friday, 15 January 2016

Week 2 - Polkadoodles Crafting - Winter Birthday

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Happy Friday Everyone!
We have a new challenge for you and our theme is

Winter Birthday
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 29th January 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...

Julie -- This is Winston, and he's celebrating!  Why?  His birthday is in January, and we're having this Winter birthday Challenge with him in mind! The Full CD collection can be found here.  The Digital Craft download can be found here.  The pre-printed image, sentiment tag, and Kraft paper are from the Winston Deluxe collection.  The Wintery blue designer paper is from the Frosted Winter Octavia Collection (digital download) or CD.




Ruth:  Perfect for an avid Blackburn Rovers fan who has just turned 10!  Papers and pre coloured digi image taken from Work and Play Vol 6.  I resized the papers to print A5 size and used my own number templates.  I printed the pre-coloured image to save time.


Caz -For my winter birthday creation i have made a shadow box card..Using the gorgeous Octavia-Winter Time...This digi is also available in the Frosted Winter-Octavia collection. Either on Cd, or if you prefer as a Download. Background is from the fab Twiggy n Toots Festive Fun.. More detail on my blog.


AnjieI've changed the colours of some of the papers and embellishments from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection in the My Craft Studio program to dark winter colours. I then coloured the fab Oddella Bow image in with my Graph'It Markers to match the papers and embellies. I used the same markers to colour a white piece of card to use as a mat behind the image. I raised the embellies onto 3D foam. Just look how real the bow looks and it's card! Then I cut a sentiment and again coloured it to match. Finally I added some glitter to the foliage die and flower embellie to make it look like frost.

Bev here with my take on a winter birthday. I started with a blue/grey colour combo and coloured the delightful Piper up (colours used are on my blog) & sat her on a fence from Octavia Frosted Winter, the backing paper and flower embellishment are from the same collection. I can't wait to see what you come up with x



Claire C I've used a cool colour palette to create this winter birthday card. I've used papers and embellies from the fabulous Octavia Frosted Winter Collection (available as a CD here or a download here) and combined them with one of the beautiful images from the Serenity Collection (you can get the full collection here or the image 'Serenity Blossom' as a digi here) The image is coloured with Lyra pencils and I've added some silver glitter for a little frosty sparkle


Lou: I decided to make a winter birthday present using a cool colour palate. I have used Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun papers and the owl bag template (which I have tweaked). A small tutorial of how I did it, is on my blog.



What fantastic makes from the team

Can't wait to see what you come up with, we love visiting your blogs 
to take a look  at your wonderful creations.
Remember only 2 entries per person please.

Don't forget to check back next week for more inspiration and the winners of our *Anything Goes Challenge*
Have a great week


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Friday, 8 January 2016

Week 1 - Polkadoodles Crafting - Anything Goes

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Hello everyone. Happy New Year to you all


This is week 2 for our  challenge it's everyone's favourite
ANYTHING GOES
You will have until Friday 15th January 2016 to enter,
As a special for Christmas/New Year we will choose TWO WINNERS for this challenge who will both receive a $20 voucher for downloads in the Polkadoodles Store!
Don't forget you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few rules and they are over there in the side bar ----> Please, only 2 entries per person - thank you.
You can enter the challenge Here


Now, let's take a look at what the Design Team have for you


Ruth:  I've made another gift card wallet this week but used papers from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun.  Again, no actual template used - just made it up as I went along!  I've recycled a thick kraft envelope as my base and then added papers from the cd plus the sentiment.  Quick and easy!



Caz-For my Anything goes creation i have made a shadow box card. Using  the lovely Octavia. Best Friends..Available as a single digi Here. Papers are from the fab Rose Budd collection available as a Cd or as a Download.Flowers are a cutting file available Here


Bev here with an easel card made using the fabulous Twiggy & Toots collection. Due to being poorly over the holiday I used one of the design sheets to make a quick card.


Anjie - I have used a pre-coloured image and sentiment from the Octavia Moonfly download collection to create a CAS card. You can also buy this collection as a CD should you wish to do so. 

Julie -- I've been wanting to color up this image for a long time, and the Anything Goes Challenge gave me the perfect chance.  This is Octavia Moonfly, Washing Day.  You can get the full collection here in CD or digital download.  The designer paper and sentiment are from the same collection.  The card shape, also from Polkadoodles, is Elegant Card 3.





Our winner (chosen by random org) for our  Traditional Christmas is.....
Well done! You have won a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Download store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD01001Wk50


Our Top 3
16- Jane
41- Nela
 48- Bernadette

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

 You can enter the *Anything Goes* challenge Here








Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Welcome back - this week the team are taking a well deserved break until the New Year so we will be back on 5th January to kickstart all our crafty inspiration in 2016.

The whole Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year filled with love, health and happiness through the festive season and 2016, and we'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge heartfelt thankyou to all of you for supporting the challenge every week, we really appreciate your support and love seeing your amazing creativeness every week.

Make sure you check the main Polkadoodles blog over the festive period as we have lots of goodies coming up and special promotions for you...





See you on 8th January! 

Friday, 18 December 2015

Week 51 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

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Hello everyone.  Well, here we are another Friday and guess what
Christmas is just a week away ahhhhhhh!

Are you all ready and prepared - have you finished all your crafty bits?
It's the start of the final Challenge of the year and this one goes on for 4 weeks!

The theme for this final challenge is everyone's favourite
ANYTHING GOES
You will have until Friday 15th January 2016 to enter, Nikky is giving the Design Team a little break.
As a special for Christmas we will choose TWO WINNERS for this challenge who will both receive a $20 voucher for downloads in the Polkadoodles Store! 
We will be back on Friday 8th January with an inspiration post and the winners
of our Traditional Christmas Challenge.

Take the time to take a peek in the Polkadoodles store
Maybe there's some last minute downloads you could give
as Christmas Presents - watch out because over Christmas and New Year there *wink wink* could be some amazing deals up for grabs in the store!....So Keep up to date too with all the offers and goodies at Polkadoodles by signing up for the newsletter.


Now let's see what the Design Team have for you for the last time this year :-) - we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your amazing support, entering your beautiful creations and all your lovely encouragement and comments during 2015 - we're all looking forward to a brand new start in January and will be taking a little break over the festive period to recharge our crafty mojo's!...

Scatty Jan - Showing you today a card I have made for my lovely Mother In Laws Birthday . I have used lots of different collections but look how good they all work together. Using Kraft card I cut the dresser on my portrait. I then covered it using the Distress wood papers dabbing a little distress ink here and there. I Framed a photo of my MIL using the frame from Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun. The bag and little hat were borrowed from the Winston collection. And the flowers and butterfly from Rose Budd collection. Added some lace , pearls and buttons to finish , oh and some little drawer handles , More photos on my blog xx


Mia - This card I made using the fabulous Florabunda Colouring Book Pages. I just love these pages and had to but both this one and the Inspiring Foliage download. They are amazing to colour please check out the rest of the details on this card over at my blog xx


Ria - Ohh my last Polkadoodles card for 2015 ;) makes me wonder what 2016 will bring us hahaha so I decided to use my favourite Twiggy stamp Twiggy hats off combined with the fence and the birdhouse from the Twiggy and Toots collection. I coloured it with watercolouring pencils and Peerless watercolours. White dots with molotow marker. I didn't use any designer papers just an 8x8 Embossing folder and Die from Tattered Lace. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...


Karon - For my creation this week I have made a Gift box Easel card.  All the papers, embellishments are from the wonderful Studio 12 Picknix 3 - Nordic Winter collection.  Even the Merry Christmas is from this collection as a cut file for your cutting machines.  You will have to stop by my blog to find out what the box contains LOL!


Jenny - I love these anything goes challenges and it's ever so easy with all the luverly stuff Nikky brings us. This time I've used Serenity Earthstar, because I've been busy making Christmas cards I have used a pre-coloured image but she is a dream to colour in yourself too.  you can buy her on her own or for pure indulgence buy the full collection. more details on my blog on how I made this.


Melanie - I am using this adorable Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Collection this week. I had such a fun time coloring her using my Copic markers. Visit my blog to see all the details. 


Aunty Sue - Wow well the mad rush is on for the big day and if you are like me still trying to get some last minute cards done. Also gosh the price of posting. Well to solve both what better way than to use Work & Play Festive Hollybobs. I have used all pre coloured embellishments and 3 papers and layered them all up in Word. This solves the extra weight and thickness as you print as 1 sheet. I just added a couple of think gems some fluffy stuff, glitter and twine and hey presto. 1 quick and cost effective card which I can print time and time again. You can get Festive Hollybobs as a download here if you fancy doing some quick projects. On top of this these are just the embellishments wait till you see the Characters.


JackieThis week I have played with the Serenity Collection for the Anything Goes challenge. My card features paper, sentiments and a digi from this range. The digi image is called Serenity Joyful. Details for this card are on my blog. I love that the image is available in colour if you are after a quick make, too!


Jessie - I love the holidays and making traditional Cards. I also adore how Nikky adds little gems of images in with her collections (you really do get so much stuff when you buy the full collections) I used the Work and Play 5 Hollybobs collection for this card, and it is an example of one of those great images you can find Rudy in this collection as well as all the patterned paper I used.


So, now it is over to you. ....The theme, everyones favourite
ANYTHING GOES

Please remember we only have a few rules, they are over there in the side bar ----->
Only two entries per person.

Nikky and all of the Design Team wish you all
A
Very
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!

See you all in 2016!!!

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