Friday, 11 September 2009

Week 17 Challenge - Anything But A Card

Fridays seem to come around really quickly these days! And because it is a Friday, it is time for another Polkadoodle Challenge! Once again, I am hosting this challenge and I hope the Design Team have given you plenty of inspiration! The Challenge for week 16 remains open until Sunday 13 September, so you still have time to enter.

Challenge 15 has closed and the winners from that week are:

In joint Second place: Denise and Aquarius

First place: Anne

Congratulations to our winners! It was a very tough week to choose just three - well done to all who entered! Please email Nikky for further details regarding blinkies etc!

If you're wanting more Polkadoodles then watch Create and Craft on Sky channel 671 on Tuesday 15 September at 9am as you will see Nikky demonstrating her two brand new rubber stamp collections that complement Jingle Jangle Christmas and Candy Doodles. I've been lucky enough to receive a pre launch set of each and they are fantastic to use! Really detailed and stamp so easily!

Onto this week - Challenge 17. I asked the Design Team to make something that was not a card - this could be a book, bookmark, container, ornament, postcard, atc - anything just as long it is not a card! If you want further details of how they made their creation, simply click on the name and you'll be taken directly to their blog - as if by magic!

So your challenge this week is to make

Anything But A Card

Boni has created a beautiful welcome gift for a baby - just look how cute the little booties are! Made with Sugar Birdies and Candy Doodles and some extra embellishments.


Claire has made two simple but stunning bookmarks using papers and images from Jingle Jangle Christmas and also a little Sugar Birdies. And if you look closely at the blue birdie tag you will see the very soon to be released Jingle Jangle Christmas stamps!

Just look at this wonderfully cute memory book that Enfys has created! She's made it for one of her Grandsons by using papers and images from Jingle Jangle Christmas. I love the picture of wrapped up Max!


Kath has ingeniously made a little organiser! Now that is organised! Made using the stampies and papers from Jingle Jangle Christmas it opens out to reveal a post-it notepad and little holder for other scraps of paper or receipts. Wonderful!


And now for something very different! Kerry has filed two heart shaped bags (used Sugar Birdies and Candy Doodles) with lavender, added some ribbon, funky flowers and doodling. This is a project that would be a great idea for Christmas!

By layering up various papers and stampies from Candy Doodles and adding them to a scrap peice of cardboard, Kirsty has made a simple yet elegant door hanger. You could add any letter of the alphabet to personalise it or even a sentiment. Look at the shine on the handle!


Here Kris has made a tree decoration - it looks complicated to make but surprisingly it is simple - a bit of stitching and gluing and you too can make a tree ornament! Made with Jingle Jangle Christmas papers.


Lulu has created a cute little stocking which really is a gift box - very ingenious! Made using papers and elements from Jingle Jangle Christmas and some clever paper pleating. But where are the sweeties Lou??!!


Saskia has used my favourite Polkadoodle download - Halloween! She's cleverly made two wrappers for sweets or candies, resizing the stampie images and overlaying different elements.

As its been back to school week in the UK, Sue has made a wonderful sticker reward book for the children in her class. Polly looks like she's going back to school too! Paper based elements from Candy Doodles and a few extra embellishments here and there and volia! A very fab sticker book!!

I've made a Birthday book because I keep loosing the scraps of paper with names and Birthdays on and I like to be organised enough to remember them! I've used Candy Doodles with a bit of overprinting - if you want to see how I made it, there is a tutorial just before this post or you can also see it on my blog.



So I hope the Design Team samples have given you plenty of food for thought! They really have given you some inspiration! I didn't realise when I set the challenge just how creative the Team is! Remember, you can make anything as long as it is not a card - your only limit is what to make!

Good luck and I can't wait to see how you interpret my challenge! You have until Sunday 20 September to enter - simply leave a link on this post back to your blog and we can all come and visit you!