Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 13 - Use a Die - closing date 12 Noon GMT Friday 10th April

Week 11/12 - Birthday's - closing date 12 Noon GMT Friday 27 Mar

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Week 13 - Use a Die - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!! 
Firstly, make sure you check out the Polkadoodles store this weekend as we have a brand new release coming your which is just to die for! 
and if you use the code COUNTRY at the checkout you can save 15% until 31st March!


Its time for a brand new challenge - The theme is 
Use a Die
You can make anything you like -  maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 10th April to enter.
Our Random Winner of this challenge will win a copy of our gorgeous 
OCTAVIA COLLECTION

Now let's see what the Design Team have been up to.

Naz -  The image I have used here is the Bride/Princess Color digi from the Work & Play Collection 9 - Love & Kisses - I have added some glitter accent and a pearl to the image for embellishment. All the papers I've used on this card are from the same collection. I've used some distress ink on the edges of the papers.I have finished off the card with a sentiment and a heart banner.


Jenny - I've used the pretty collection Cherry Blossom Lane for my card this week. We all use dies quite a lot so for this card I decided to go back to a bit of decoupage.  My die is a Tattered Lace one and is very useful. I hope you can come on over for a visit to see what I did to make this.
Ruth:  This was a special Birthday card for a Manchester City mad lady - I used the Work and Play Footballer Girl digi stamp and coloured her up with Promarkers.  The die used is the grass Sizzix die and I hand wrote the Birthday flag.

Anjie - The image and papers are from the Work and Play 6 CD. This is also available as a download HERE. Or you can just buy the Landlord digi image HERE. I've coloured him with my Graph'It Markers. I have used a Spellbinders die to cut the image out, a Marianne die for the clock and a Tattered Lace die for the bottle and the sentiment.
Bev here and his fortnight I've made a card is for my neighbour. Pretty Tuff is a fab resource for male cards. I used pencils to colour in Dylan, The papers and sentiment are all from the CD. The hb2u lettering is from another fab CD Cherryblossom Lane but coloured in with Graph'its to change the colour.
Susan ~ Happy Friday everyone and believe it or not I have used a die, but most of it is covered with embellishments. I have used the Stunning Eden  collection yet againI have used Graph'it Markers and Pencils to colour her.
Anita ~ Hello there today I brought to you paper from the sugarplum daisy collection and flowers from sundae of seasons and used the gorgeous piper with bunches and yes I used 1 die and coloured with alcohol markers.

Ria: For my card I used the Work and Play 8 collection Music. I coloured guitar girl with alcohol markers and enhanced her skin with pencils. The white dots are made with a white Molotow marker. The 2 red star dies are not from this collection everything else on my card is from the Music collection.
Claire C I've used lots of papers, embellies, flowers and butterflies from the gorgeous Octavia Moonfly collection (which you can get as a download here or on CD here). There are so many goodies in this collection I went into a bit of a printing frenzy so I didn't need to add much else, just a little lace and some die cut flourishes.
Jane: I have used "Amelia Contemplating" image from the Pretty Sweet collection (which is available as a digi download). Papers are from the Pretty Sweet CD. I have added a window die cut as my embellishment.
Wendy -  I've made a notelet set for this challenge. Inside the box are 4 mini cards, which have all been printed directly onto with colour co-ordinating papers from the Rose Budd Collection. The images on each notelet are pre-coloured and from the same collection, however each can be bought as an individual stamp aswell. here  Miss Rose, Miss ConstanceMiss Harriet & Miss Hetty.


What stunning makes the team have made!
Remember, our the theme is 
Use a Die
You can make anything you like -  maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 10th April to enter.
Our Random Winner of this challenge will win a copy of our gorgeous 
OCTAVIA COLLECTION
Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations again and thanks for joining us this week!
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Wk 12 - Birthdays Crafting Challenge - Polkadoodles

Happy Friday Everyone and welcome back to another great challenge week! 
The theme of our current challenge is
 Birthdays
and you can
enter the challenge Here


Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 27th March to enter.

The Random Winner of this challenge will receive a download bundle of the whole Eden collection which includes this fab image -  WOW!

The winners of the Week 9/10 - Ribbons and Lace is at the bottom of this post.

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


Naz- For this card I used a image from Work & Play Collection 9 - Love & Kisses called The Hen, and I made some changes to the image. I added a party hat which is also from the same collection instead of the tiara and veil she was wearing. The cake is also from the same collection, I only added Happy Birthday sentiment and a candle. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the balloons and the roses on the cake. I then added some glitter pen to the details of her hat and finished by adding some glitter gel to the feathers on her hat.
To finish off used some pearls for the embellishment. I typed the sentiment in word and print it off.


Bev here, I've used the very versatile Winston CD for my project this week. I think the black and white gives a very dramatic look so you need very little else, maybe a fancy die and a bit of bling.


Anita - Hi there! Today I played with 3 cd collections from Polkadoodles....the first: Candy Doodles, second: All Around and Everywhere and the third was Dollie Daydream -  I love how the whole of Nikky's collections work well together ...



Jenny - Hello, I have been looking through some of my collections and love the simplicity of this image so decided to use it to make a 40th birthday card. I have used the Double Sprinkles of Kraft this time and I do like the fact I can make the whole card from one collection.  Hope you can pop over to my blog to see what I did.

Ria:  For my card I used the Princess/Bride with Carriage that comes as a Digistamp but also comes in the Work and Play 9 collection.  I used the flowers and flourish cuttingfiles and cut them with my cameo. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Work and Play 1 collection. So as you can see I used little bits from all kinds of sets ;) 

Anjie - The image, papers and flowers that I have used are all from the beautiful Octavia Moonfly collection which is available as a CD or as a download bundle. Or in smaller download collections which allows you to collect it in little bits should you need to. The image, Rose Garden, is also available on her own should you just want to buy that.

Cheremane - I've used the gorgeous Octavia Moonfly Cd for my main inspiration today, I adore the Unicorn Digi its simply magical. The Cd is packed full to bursting with everything you need to make beautiful cards and projects, but whats also great is you can also buy them as single collections. The Birthday sentiment is from the fabulous Work & Play 8 Feel The Music
Susan - I have used the stunning Cherryblossom Digi from the New Eden Collection also the papers and the bow are from the same This is truly an amazing  and beautiful collection
I have used Graph'it markers and pencils to colour her.
Wendy - For my birthday card this week I've used several elements from the CD Double Sprinkle of Kraft. The papers on the disc are beautiful, as are the images and there are so many to choose from, all giving the Kraft feel. The flowers are also cut from one of the sheets, layered up and finished with pink pearls. For the sentiment, I've chosen a birthday one to suit the theme, but there a loads of sentiments to choose from.


The winner (chosen by random org) for our last challenge,  wk 9/10 Ribbons and Lace is:
No 24 - Norma
You have won a download of The Love and Kisses Collection!
to claim Please contact us here, and quote PD12001WK9

The Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
14 - Rosina
10 - Goga
21 - Jane
Congratulations to all, thanks for your participation and do not forget to claim your blinkies from the sidebar.  Thanks so much to all of you for your entries, we truly love to look through all your work every week it's very inspiring to see all your amazing creations!

Remember, our challenge is 
Birthdays
You can enter Here!

Have a fabulous week everyone - we'll see you back next week!!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Week 11 - Birthdays - Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday, one and all!
Have you all had a great week?

We hope you have all been going googly eyed at the latest new release: 

** Eden CD - Digital Crafting Collection

Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, collection of amazingness!
You can WIN this beautiful collection this week! 
Whoop Whoop!

We have all been busy crafting away to bring you some wonderful inpsiration
for our new challenge this week.

The theme is 
BIRTHDAYS
Now everyone, will have a creation for this one, after all
every day it's someones birthday, isn't it!
Remember, you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 27th March to enter.



The Random Winner of this challenge will receive a download bundle of the whole Eden collection above! WOW!

We would also like to take this moment to introduce and welcome
a new member to our fabulous Design Team


If you would like to go check out her blog, just click on her name.
She has jumped straight in this week to join us and you can see her creation below
amongst the DT inspiration for you this week.


Now let's see what the Design Team have been up to.

Scatty Jan For my Birthday card I have used the wonderful Cherryblossom lane CD such a fantastic collection full to bursting with oodles of papers, Characters, embellies etc! Everything on my card is from the collection, all that was added were a few pearls to the flower centers to finish - This collection is suitable for so many occasions, Easter, Birthdays, Weddings, Get Well to name a few.The two Characters that I have used are called Party and are also available as a digi stamp that you can find here . Lots more piccys on my blog xx


Asha - I made a birthday card for my 8 year old nephew using the marvellous design sheet from Work & Play 8 Music. I didn't add any embellishments. Instead, I filled the card with bits and pieces form this sheet to create a fun, bright and LOUD card that will appeal to any young man.


Karon - Thought I would make a masculine card ready for hubby's birthday in May.  Using the fabulous Winston Delux Papercrafting CD collection.  This is a wonderful collection and if you like Kraft you will love this!  Lots of lovely scrumptious papers, and of course this wonderful ted!  I used one of the design sheets, and added some lovely papers, all from this CD.  Layering him up and adding a little cotton for his fishing rod, and some glossy accents to the fish bait.


Christine  I used the wonderful Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Collection.  I used the Love and Kisses Digi and I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Markers and Coloured Pencils.  The carriage comes with the set, I used the Print and Cut feature on  my Silhouette for it.  I also used one of the cut files that came  with the collection also.  Put some finishing touches with some flowers and punched butterflies.


Lou: I created a trio of cards this week using the Octavia CD/download and have challenged myself to use only the papers and embellies you find on the CD/download. All the cards are using the same pieces but each different. Not bad with just 3 papers and a page full of embellishments. More photos can be found on my blog ...


Penny: For my birthday card I used the beautiful Amelia with elements from Work and Play Collection 8.   The card started with the frame which I layered five deep to add some depth.  I used the print and cut feature on my Sil Cameo for Amelia, the paper layers and the frame, as well as that cute little bow, with some simple distress ink on the edges.   More details can be found on my blog.




Agnieszka - hello :) Today I want to share you my birthday card.  I  used a digi  image and flowery paper from Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses - Full Download Bundle.   I colored it with Promarkers,  I added a ballons and heart banner, a few flowers, crystals and dies cut - my card is ready, hugs.



Melanie - For my birthday card I decided take some lovely floral letters from the Picknix CD. I printed them out twice - once onto plain paper and again a thicker cardstock - then carefully hand-cut each letter. I arranged the paper letters overlapping onto a watercoloured card blank, then added my thicker cardstock letters on top using 3D foam pads for dimension. A stamped 'happy', some thin satin ribbon and pretty pastel flowers finished my design. I hope you like it!



Jane - Still dragging the chain but here is my Birthday inspiration using my favourite medium Copic Markers. I have used one of the images from Work and Play 8, Music.


Fabulous creations by the Design Team and a great mix
of different collections being used.

Our winner and Top 3 for our Ribbons and Lace challenge
will be announced next Friday.

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations again and thanks for joining us this week!

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Week 10 - Ribbons and Lace - Polkadoodles Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's Friday!
Have you got any plans for the weekend?
No?!

Then why not take a look at the fabulous new realease!
Out this week and available now!!
Either by CD or
immediate download if you don't want to can't wait for the postman!

This is EDEN

Stunning new collection.  You will love Nikky's amazing art work in this collection, so beautiful!
You have to check out all the bundles too.  Maybe you just want the papers, the digis, even individual digis are available  HERE
Anyway, so it's inspiration week for our 
Ribbons and Lace Challenge
which started last week and you can enter 

You have until 12 noon, GMT, Friday 13th March to enter.You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges....The rules are in the side bar over there ----->

The Random Winner of this challenge will receive a download of the Love and Kisses Collection which includes 16, YES, 16!!! Digital stamps, whoop whoop!! Well worth entering for this one so make sure you don't miss it!!

The winners of our All Things Kraft Challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

Now onto this weeks beautiful inspiration from our Design Team.....

Dawn:   I have used a precoloured image from Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses, which can be purchased  here or the full CD set here & mirror imaged it to show 2 brides as I have a friend whose daughter is marrying her  partner  later this year. The papers are from the same CD as well, as is the sentiment & champagne bottle & glasses. More details on my blog.


Asha: I was in a super girly girl mood when I reached out for the adorable Pretty Sweet Mini CD collection. Calling it Mini is an understatement! This CD is packed with the prettiest, sweetest, most darling images and papers. I used little Maddie as my focal image and she was a delight to colour with my Graph'It markers. Maddie with Present is also available as a single download digistamp. 

Scatty Jan - I decided to make a shaped card for this challenge - I made this sweet little baby card - The Pink checked paper is from Cherryblossom Lane collection. Added in some lace, Ribbon and a little Bow. I then added on little Etty from the Winston collection CD, which is also available as download,an also Etty as a digi that you can find here. layered up to give a little depth.


Ashley Lydia- I decided to make a very girly card using the fabulous princess and carriage from the Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses which you can find here. I made a glitter frame for dimension, and added some flowers that I dyed with chalk to match the purple and pink theme as well as some adorable hearts from the embellies of the WP9 collection. The princess is pre-colored but I added some vibrancy using my markers, its a great idea to go over the colors and practice your coloring skills =) 


Cheremane - I have used the fabulous Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses Cd you can also get the Bride & Groom as a Digi download Here. I adore Ribbons & lace so this was a very easy challenge for me. I printed the papers and distressed the edges with Milled Lavender distress ink, I used a lace edge punch on one of the papers, I die cut the pre-coloured digi image and distressed inked it before removing from the die to get a shadow. Finally added Ribbon Lace, flowers pearls and heart charm and a touch of glitter to the brides dress to finish. Pop on over to the Polkadoodles Shop as you will find everything for all your crafting needs and wants all in the one place.

Karon - I decided to use the wonderful Rose Budd Papercraftng Cd collection.  Everything on the card is from this fabulous collection, except the real bit of lace down the left side and the pearl dot on the ribbon.  Even the lace underneath the lace (lol) is off the CD.  Inked the edges and added a little dimension to the flowers with foam pads.


Christine I used Saucy Wedding Night   digi, I colored her with Spectrum Noir Markers and colored pencils.  The fold is one I found on Pinterest.  I used the cut files from the Work And Play 9-Love and Kisses Collection, and the papers from this wonderful set. I added some ribbon and lace on the folds of my card. 


Agnieszka - hello Crafters :) Today I want to share with you my card, which I prepared as an inspiration for Ribbons and Lace.  I  used pre-coloured image from Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses - Full Download Bundle.  As I love a lot of embellishments on my cards - it was a pleasure created this card. I added a big ribbon bow in purple, paper and fabric lace, a few flowers, cristals and dies cut - my card is ready, hugs.


AnnaThis time, I made an Easter card again, in shades of violet, with lace, ribbons, eggs and flowers. The card is made from paper from the Winston collection CD , more pics on my blog .



Lou: I have used one paper and oodles of embellies from the Octavia CD/download to create my card for this challenge. I had a great time fussy cutting all the pieces; it was so relaxing and rewarding. More photos can be found on my blog ...



Fabulous inspiration!

Now onto our winner, as drawn by Random Org, from our All Things Kraft Challenge.

#13 - Cass
You have won a £10 voucher to the Polkadoodles Digi Download Store, 
to claim your prize, please contact us HERE and quote PD10001wk7

Our Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team are

#32 - Lisa S
#33 - Rosina
#36 - zetkaArt
You have all won a free digi in the Digi Download Store,
to claim your prize, please contact us HERE and quote PD10002wk7

Well done everyone and congratulations.
Don't forget to take the blinkies from the sidebar too :-)

And remember to take part in our
Ribbons and Lace Challenge

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Inky Pinkies quick post!

We are very excited to announce our brand new Colouring Community and Colouring Team here at Polkadoodles....
where everyone is welcome to join us and share all your fab colouring creations! 
The great news is you can post ANY brand of image in the group so long as you just follow a couple of simple rules ...we know a lot of people are intimidated about sharing their colouring work sometimes so this is a group where EVERYONE of any skill is welcome to join us! Make sure you head over and join us because as today is our big launch we might have something super special going on too! ; ) 

Don't forget we also have a Digi Choosday group too - have you joined our Facegroup page??
We have started something new you get to vote each week on your favourite DT makes and you could win a prize!!

But we just wanted to do a special post to welcome the new Inky Pinkies team who will be bringing us some lovely inspiration so we are super proud to welcome the following lovelies to the team....
Susan Imeson
Caz Smith
Jane Tillsley
Fanny Montis
Henryka Kowacz
Carol Lutz
Donna Mosley
Mari Kocjancic
Hope you will pop over and join us on the Facebook Community today!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Week 9 - Ribbons and Lace - Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!
We have a great new fun thing going on each week in the Polka Doodle Dandies facebook group - you have the chance each week to win a prize by voting on your favourite make from the Design team! 
We thought that as we judge you guys each week it would be fun to let YOU judge us! You can take part just by joining the group and adding your vote - we'll choose a random winner every week to win a free digi prize so well worth having a go!

And don't forget to go and 
enter our Digi Choosday challenge 
too which you can find HERE!! More chances of fab prizes! 

Firstly - we have a great SPECIAL CODE for you this week, specially for our lovely Bloggers!
Use code W9PDB15 at the checkout and you will receive 15% discount to the Digiworld Store until this Sunday! Whoop Whoop!! Great deal and opportunity to grab something lovely!! 

On to our new Challenge this week which is 
Ribbons and Lace
You have until 12 noon, GMT, Friday 13th March to enter.You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges....The rules are in the side bar over there ----->

The Random Winner of this challenge will receive a download of the Love and Kisses Collection which includes 16, YES, 16!!! Digital stamps, whoop whoop!! Well worth entering for this one so make sure you don't miss it!!

SO, lets see what the Design Team have for you this week...

Anjie - My make started out life as a plain MDF tag that I got at a craft show last year. To start with I painted over it all with white gesso to give it a base. I then covered it in paper from the Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection. I then added some faux stitching around the edges and then painted over it with Iridescent Paste to give it some shimmer. I then coloured an image from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD using my Graph'It Markers. I added a flower from the Dollie Goes East CD and some lace and ribbon from  my stash.

Naz - I used Work & Play Collection 9 - Love and Kisses for my creation. The papers I have used are also from the same collection. I cut the papers and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink called Frayed burlap on the edge of them.  The image I have used is from the same collection called Over the Threshold Couple and coloured it with my watercolour pencils, I also added some glitter using a glitter pen to the girl's hair.  I used some ribbon lace on both sides of the card and added a bow and some flowers to embellish the card. The sentiments I have used on my card are also from the same collection.

Yvonne -  Hello there! Well I LOVE ribbon and I LOVE lace so I LOVED this challenge! I opted for the beautful Fredericka Debutante image off of the Fredericka Mini Collection or you can get the digi image here.  The papers I used are from the Rose Budd Collection, which you can get as a digi download or as a CD-Rom.  I embossed the backing paper and edged with Distress Ink. I coloured Fredericka with my Graph'It Markers, a range of which you can find here.  The ribbon flower and lace are from my stash.


Anita - hi there today I had fun with this challenge ribbon and lace I chose to use the cherryblossom lane collection I have to say I was so in love them all such cute images with stunning backing papers to match, I coloured this sweet little bunny with alcohol markers and had loads of fun on the folds.






Jenny -Here we go with another fun challenge and I've used a couple of collections to make this card.
For the papers I've used W&P9 and for the huge 70 I've used Winston, hope you can join us and pop over to my blog and see how I did it.

Claire C I just can't stop colouring the gorgeous Octavia! This image is called 'Octavia Bird in the Hand' and of course I've coloured her with my beloved Graph'It Markers


Wendy - Yay, lace & ribbon, my favourite embellies! I've used the pre-coloured Princess Bride from the Work & Play 9 'Love & Kisses' Collection, you can also get her as a Digi on her own here. The flowery backing paper is also from this collection.

Bev. The minute I saw the title for this weeks challenge I knew exactly what collection I would be using, Rose Budd all the papers, sentiment and flowers are in the collection, for me it just oozes romance and that era is all about lace & ribbon. I coloured the digi with my Graph'it Markers. The flowers are printed onto canvas paper and layered up & I used the lush ivy cutting file and glittered it up to add that bit of sparkle!

Susan - I just love anything that includes ribbon and Lace ,so I just love this weeks challenge
 I have used papers , embellishments and characters from the New collection Work & Play 9
Love and Kisses also available as download .If you pop over to my blog you will see the inside of my card as it unfolds.

Ria - Ribbons and Lace are my favourite embellishments so that means PARTY on my card with  Party Emily she is coloured with alcohol markers and enhanced with pencils. The papers are from the gorgeouss Work and play 9 collection. And the beautifull flourish is cut with my Silhouette Cameo and this is the Flourish 2 cuttingfile from Polkadoodles.





Hi From Jane - Better Later Then ever!!! Adding a bit of inspiration for all
my creation has been coloured with Copics my favourite choice of Medium..
 I have used a selection of files from W&P 9 


Looking forward to seeing your amazing work...

What gorgeous makes this week - so much variety from everyone and some really fun ideas!!

Our All things Kraft challenge winners will be announced next Friday - we look forward to seeing your lovely entries for this challenge! See you next week!



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