Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

Click here to go to the Current Polkadoodle Challenges: 

Week 19/20 - Things with Wings - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 22 May

Week 17/18 - Anything but Square - closing date 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 8th May

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Week 21 - Girly but NO Pink - Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!!
Its time for a brand new challenge - The theme is 
Girly But No Pink
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 5th June to enter.

Our Random Winner of this challenge will win
 a £5 voucher to spend instore

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

Naz -  For this card I have used few images from different Polkadoodles collections and put them together. This is something I love to do to create a unique image by putting few different images together.The images I have used here - AMELIACONTEMPLATING ,CHERRYCAKESTRAWBERRY CUPCAKE 
I coloured them with Copics. I used Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Block Words to cut out the word LOVE.

Anita- Hi there all today I bring to you Octavia moonfly dragonfly available in Octavia Bundle collection  and as a Digi Download .
The papers are super lush with amazing texture seeing is believing, 
I coloured with alcohol markers and enhanced with polychromos pencils. 



Ria- Here is my card for the Girly but no Pink challenge I used the gorgeouss Eden Collection to create my card. I created this all digital card so I only need to print it on cardstock when I need it and send it off and I can print off more then 1 hahahaha sometimes it is really easy for when you need a quick card and have nothing in stock.... for those forgotten birthday's. I coloured Eden with Markers and enhanced with pencils.
Jenny - I've used Work and Play 10 for my card this week, fancy having something girly but no pink! Well I managed it with the help of the little girl and cats coming in from the milking. 

Anjie - The image I have used is Oddella Fairy and is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. The papers and embellies are from the Eden Collection, which is also available in smaller collections HERE
Wendy - On this weeks card I've used the fabby Odella with bag from the Ickyinks. The flowers and the senitment scroll are from the Dollie Goes East collection. The backing papers are also from this collection, the green mat is from the papers section, however the patterned paper is actually from the inserts section, just cut down and stretched to fit using Craft Artist.



Claire C  I've used this gorgeous image from the Octavia Moonfly Collection (available as a download here or as a cd here) , you can also buy her as an individual digis stamp 'Octavia Moonfly Washing Day'. I've coloured her with my Graph'It markers and just added some ribbon, gems and a pretty rose button from my stash.

What stunning makes the team have made!
Remember, our challenge this time is 
Girly But No Pink
Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations again and thanks for joining us this week!

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Week 20 - Things with Wings - Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone - time for more challenge loveliness!

This is the 2nd week of  our 
Things With Wings
Challenge you can 
ENTER here
Don't forget, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenge.
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Our Random Winner for this challenge will win a £5 voucher to spend on Ickyink stamps! 
You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 22nd May to enter.


Winners of our Anything but Square challenge can be found at the bottom of this post.

Now let's have a look at the gorgeous Design Team inspiration....

NazThe image I have used here is from Polkadoodles TWIGGY AND TOOTS collection. 
I coloured the image with Copics and then cut it out.  The dies I have used here:  
Memory Box Dies - Cross Stitched Frame Borders & Kaisercraft Word Blocks dies

Wendy - This fortnights challenge is 'Things with Wings' and I've gone with Cupid. You can get the Cupid digi stamp here. You can also get her as part of the fill Work & Play 9 collection, which includesCupid as well as both papers I've used and the tickets sentiments, which I have adapted in Craft Artist to join several of them in a strip. Get the CD here and the Digital collection here.


Anjie - I have used the Sugarplum Daisy CD to create my card. I chose a background and then placed a house, a tree and a butterfly over it. I then printed all the elements out a few times and fussy cut them to create some decoupage. More details and photos can be found on my blog by clicking on my name.

Ria - I wanted to show you a digital card made with the gorgeouss Eden Collection. I only printed the Eden Fairy Wings stamp and coloured her with alcohol markers and enhanced with pencils. I created my card in an photo editing program. And it is really easy as you just layer the items up and add some dropshadings if you like that. I can now print my card on cardstock and just send it out with having to touch glue, scissors or anything.
Anita - Hi there today I would l like to show my first ever Octavia collection image which is available a s a bundle Download bundle and also available as a Single digi .. The backing papers are from the same collection and they are unbelievable the texture is amazing ... Coloured with alcohol markers and enhanced with pencils.

Claire C  I've coloured up this little cutie from Twiggy and Toots with my Graph'It markers. The ribbon, sentiment and butterflies are all from the same collection. Aren't these owls adorable?? You can find the full collection here or you can buy the image on her own here

Jenny-I've used Eden for this card, I love this collection. I've coloured her with Graph'it's now I've got a decent collection.

Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our last challenge,
Anything but square is....
You have won £7.50/ $10USD to spend in the Polkadoodles Digi Store! 
Please contact us HERE and quote PD20001Wk17

Our Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
14 - Norma

Thanks and congrats to you all, don't forget to take you blinkies from the side bar.
Thanks to all those that take part in all our challenges, we love coming to visit and seeing
all your wonderful creations and inspiration.

Don't forget our current challenge
Things with Wings you can find it here!
See you next week!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Week 19 - Things with Wings - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hi everyone!  Here we another week gone by and it's Friday - YAYYY!  Which can only mean one thing the start of a new challenge....
But before we get to that we have some news for you.

Nikky has been at it again and has come up with the most fabulous new character digis
Introducing
Aren't they fabulous! Why not go check them out now, they are available as immediate download, so no waiting for the postie :-) (and sssshh but make sure you check out the coupon page on the site too!; ) )

Now let's get on with the new challenge! 
Our theme this fortnight is
Things with Wings
Could be fairies, birds, butterflies, dragons, if it has wings then come along and share
your fabulous creations.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, just
as long as you follow the theme for the week.
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
You have until Noon, Friday 22 May to enter.

Our Random Winner for this challenge will win a £5 voucher to spend on Ickyink stamps! 

Now let's have a look at the gorgeous Design Team inspiration....

Nikky...SO I had to colour up this lovely Oddella image this week, I just couldnt wait and it just so happened she fit this challenge whoop whoop! This is Oddella Fairy. When I designed this range I really had vision for going all grungey, distressed and 'alternative' down the zombie/vampy route but I also wanted her to be usable by everyone, I know slashed faces and big teef aren't everyone's cup of tea LOL! The papers I used are Paper Heaven 4 and 5 available on download as part of the Octavia collection and having already been asked if there will be more in the Oddella range, the answer is yes yes and yes and definitely more papers! So keep watching out over the coming weeks if she is your thang. I coloured her with my Graph'It markers and used Pan Pastels to distress the background...



Scatty Jan - I had to use the stunning Octavia again perfect for our with wings challenge - This was my first ever colouring with Polychromos and was quite pleased how she turned out. The Image Octavia Best Friends you can find here . The papers used are from the Cherryblossom Lane CD that you can find here. I punched some flowers out of the papers and just added some pearls. A length of ribbon and some sparkly gems to finish .



Karon - Who could resist using the newest release of Twiggy and Toots for this wonderful challenge.  I have used the pre-coloured Graduation Day owl - for this card.  I decided to make up a little scroll and insert this into his feathery arms :-)  Everything is from this wonderful collection.


Lou: I have used the Eden Big Kahuna Collection to make card as I adore all the embellishments, sentiments and extra images on the CD and with these, you can rustle up a quick card.


Asha - I'll be honest, I'm in love with the Twiggy and Toots collection. I'm using these adorable guys 2 weeks in a row. Can can you blame me?! Everything you see on my card is from this collection. All you need is a good pair of scissors.



Penny - I have been wanting to play with the Twiggy and Toots collection since it was released.   I was tempted to try the design sheets and to try a style that's new for me.   I loved how easy it was to create this card.  The colours are so vibrant and the images are too cute for words.   I printed my images onto gloss which gives it even more wow factor.




Agnieszka - hello Crafters :) I also used Twiggy and Toots collection :) I love it :) I created a birdhouse, which I cut  from CD templates and added pre-coloured image with owl. I know that only 2 weeks ago we had a shaped card challenge, but I loved this so much I had to use it ;) It is so cute and you can create your card quick and easy :) You must add some embellishments only and your card is ready. Happy crafting.

Cheremane - I adore the Twiggy and Toots Cd so couldn't wait to show you one of my creations from this fabulous Cd. Instead of my normal card makes I decided to make a birthday book as the Cd is jammed packed full of crafty goodies for all you paper crafts needs.
I have used Birthday Mail Twiggy and Toots Digi  which you can download as a single Digi if you so wish.







What wonderful inspiration from the Design Team!

So, our Challenge this fortnight
Things With Wings
We are so looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations and
look forward to visiting your blogs.
xxxxx

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Week 18 - Anything but Square - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

Hellooo out there - it's Friday!!

Did you all have a fabulous week of craftiness?!
Before we get onto the inspiration for you this week.  A couple of things to
let you know about.

Firstly, that Twiggy and Toots is now available in the Polkadoodles Store.
Either as the CD or immediate download - yay!!


And just in case you hadn't seen - we have another fabulous new Work and Play release just out this week!
You can save 20% on this collection if you order before Wednesday 6th May, use coupon code WP112 at the checkout!!


The winners from our Pink and Pretty Challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

Our current challenge is Anything but Square
You can enter HERE

Don't forget you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
Please only 2 entries per person - to make it fair. You can find the rules in the side bar over there ----->You have until Noon GMT, Friday May 8th to enter.

Now onto the fabulous Design Team Inspiration for you this week...

Scatty Jan Oh I soooo love this new collection Twiggy and Toots CD also as a download here - I have used a pre-coloured image , the papers, sentiment and elements are all from the collection - I truly adore the jigsaw pieces.

Asha - Great minds think alike! Jan and I are using the same CD, same image but two very different makes. Image, elements, embellishments and papers from the super cute, super versatile Twiggy and Toots CD. There is also a download version, if you want  immediate gratification!

Lou: Oh dear, real Twiggy and Toots fest here as yep, I used this fab collection too. I made my card shape by using one of the frames and a journal card to create my easel card. I have then used the same frame to create the stopper and the cute ballerina image.

Karon - I decided to use the Work and Play 10 - Country Life  collection for my card this week.  I made a spring fold card and the wonderful pre-coloured digi Egg Collecting, which is also available as a single digi download.  Everything on this card is from this wonderful collection.

PennyWhen looking through my Polkadoodle kits, I saw the soccer ball image and I decided to run with it, with a CAS theme.  The sentiment is also in the WP6 kit.    Work and Play 6  has a variety of images including both a male and a female football player which are available as individual downloads too.   I cut my circular base on the cameo and decided to trace and cut the football and the sentiment from black vinyl, making the ball shine.   

Cheremane - I have used the truly stunning Eden Collection to make my inspiration for you today. You can also get the image that I have used which is  Eden Butterflies Digi  on her own as a single Digi Download, but trust me when you see the collection as a whole you will need it all. I have teamed the main image with the Sentiment papers & butterflies which are also from the Eden Cd

Agnieszka - hello, today I want to share with you a card in pink and purple. I love this colors combo ;) I used pre-coloured image from  CD: Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses - Full Download Bundle.   I also added papers, which I printed from Cherryblossom Lane collection. All collection are connected with others and you can combine together :) so you can create your own collection ;) TTo the end I added some flowers, butterflies, pearls ... and my card is ready. I hope you like it ;) Hugs. Happy crafting :)

Jane: I have joined in this week as I unfortunately couldn't play along last week. I have used Twiggy and Toots to create my card and placed the ballerina image in front of her house. I have added some die cut flowers to the front and inside of my card.



Gorgeous inspiration from the team!

Now lets announce our winner, from the Pink and Pretty Challenge as chosen by Random Org is......
# 66 Jackie C

Please email us here quoting PD18001wk15 to claim your prize. You have won a £5 voucher for Polkadoodles digi store!

Our Top 3 this week, as chosen by the Design Team are...

Thanks to you all and congratulations. Don't forget to take your blinkies from the side bar.
Thanks to everyone for taking part in our challenges, we love coming to see your
fabulous creations.

Off you go - time to enter our current challenge Anything but Square
Have a great week!

Friday, 24 April 2015

Week 17 - Anything but Square - Polkadoodles challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!!
Its time for a brand new challenge - The theme is 
Anything But Square
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 8th May to enter.

Our Random Winner of this challenge will win £7.50/ $10USD to spend in the Polkadoodles Digi Store! 

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

Naz- The image I have used is from Polkadoodles Work & Play collection 9 - Love & Kisses.  I colored the image with my Copics and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the vase then I cut it out and used foam adhesive to adhere the image to my card.I used my Kaisercraft oval nesting die as well as my Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Oval Die and then I embossed all the layers of the card with my Daisy embossing folder.The sentiment I have used is from MFT called My Balloon. I used my Die-namics Sentiment Strips from MFT first and then I stamped the sentiment.

Claire C  I printed off lots of goodies from the gorgoeus Twiggy and Toots collection CD  to create this bird house! The template is so easy to use even if you don't have a Cameo or anything. I used some of the gorgeoue embellies and papers from the collection and added lace, flowers and a birds nest from my stash to finish off.....
 
Anita - Hi there what a fun challenge this week anything but square so I went with circle and oval, everything I have used this week is from the bonbon belles collection....
Jenny - I love to make square cards but for this week it's anything but square so I made a circular card.  I've used the beautiful Octavia from the Moonfly Collection.
Anjie - I used a die to create my card shape and mats and layers. The papers I have used are from the Work and Play collection 2. More info and photos can be found on my blog.
Wendy - For this weeks challenge, I've used one of the cutting files for the card shape, available here. Both backing papers and the image are from the Octavia Moonfly collection. You can also get the image, Octavia Unicorn, on her own here as a digi.
Ria-  Ohh I love anything but Square theme's as it gives you the chance to jump out of the normal square cards that we all make most of the time :) So here is my Shaped card with the cute Goat from the Polkadoodles Work and Play 10 Country Life Collection. I coloured the goat with Alcohol markers. I also used the Flowers, Flourish cutting files and the cute sentiment from Country Life.

What stunning makes the team have made!
Remember, our challenge this time is 
Anything but Square
Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations again and thanks for joining us this week!
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Friday, 17 April 2015

Week 16 - Pink and Pretty Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone 
Welcome to our Inspiration post but before we get there....

Did you manage to catch the fabulous Nikky Hall on Create & Craft on Monday? If not head over to the Create & Craft website and watch the show on catch up. It was a fabulous show and a great new CD on that you will not want to miss!

Winners of our Use a Die challenge can be found at the bottom of this post

We are mid -way through our Pink and Pretty Challenge you can find it here
Don't forget, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenge.
The rules are in the side bar over there ----->
Our Random Prize winner for this challenge will win a £5 voucher for the brand new website!

You have until 12 noon. GMT, Friday 24th April to enter.

Now, lets see what the DT have for you.....


Naz -  The image I have used for this card is from Polkadoodles CherryBlossom Lane called Noah.
I colored Noah with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the sail of the boat. Also added some glitter gel to the dots on the umbrellaI then added some Tim Holtz distress ink to the edges of the papers. The sentiments that I have used on this card are also from Cherryblossom collection.  I finished off my card by adding some tiny star glitter diecuts.



Jane: I love my fur babies x 4. I have used to create. Copic Markers my favourite Medium. Kaisecraft Card stock Rose & Ballet. & Kaisercraft Design Paper.  I have used mix Media to complete with scraps of design paper on her Jacket and Scarf.


Ruth:  I've gone clean and simple this week and quick as well!  I printed the pre-coloured Dollie from the Dollie Daydream cd directly onto the cardstock; the sentiment is from the same cd.  A little bit of doodling around the edges and some half pearls and a card in a hurry is complete!

Jenny - I've always promised myself to be more organised so I have made a start with the 
Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses, I printed out some of the papers and then thought the little lady would work well so here is the result.  More details on my blog.

Bev here I opted for a circular easel card and used the beautiful Eden Collection for my inspiration. I absolutely adore this digi and was in my element colouring her in with my prisma pencils. The flourish is a  cutting file, papers, sentiment and flowers are all part of this wonderful collection too!


Ria-  Hi, I am showing you my card with the cute Twiggy and Toots collection that is released earlier this week. I coloured this cute owl with my alcohol markers and cut the flowers and the leaves with my silhouette cameo. I used a doily border punch and grass punch for extra decorations.

Anjie - The image, papers, embellishments and sentiment are all from the Work and Play 10, Country Life, digi download collection. This is also available as a CD HERE or as smaller download bundles HERE. More details and the markers I have used can be found on my blog.

Claire C  This challenge theme was a great excuse to colour up one of the gorgeous images from Octavia Moonfly collection which is available either as a CD here, an individual digi here or   download the full collection here. I've coloured the image with Graph'It markers and just added ribbon, pearls and a flower from my stash.


Wendy - For my pink & pretty card, I've used backing papers and one of the images from the Octavia Moonfly CD, that was on Create & Craft earlier in the week. Octavia herself is also available as a digi download here. I've used my Graph'it markers to colour Octavia and to colour paper to make my own flowers in complementing colours.


Anita - for my pink and pretty creation , I have chosen to use Ballerina and work and play 9 love and kisses backing papers and flowers,
 I coloured using alcohol markers.


Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our last challenge
Use a Die is....
61 - Andrea
Please contact us HERE and quote PD16001Wk13
You have won a copy of our gorgeous 
OCTAVIA DOWNLOAD COLLECTION

Our Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
27 - Norma
89 - Suzi
140 - Sharon
Thanks and congrats to you all, don't forget to take you blinkies from the side bar.
Thanks to all those that take part in all our challenges, we love coming to visit and seeing
all your wonderful creations and inspiration.

Don't forget our current challenge
 Pink and Pretty  you can find it here