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Friday, 24 June 2011

Week 25 Challenge - Stashbox Stamps & Colour Theme

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! It's Friday again and we've got a great challenge lined up for you this week! As it is the last Friday of the month, the Design Team dust off their favoured stamps and use them with Polkadoodle products. If you want further details about a particular stamp or sentiment, just click on the name of the creator and it will take you to their blog.

The winners from Challenge 23 - Something For Dad are:

First Place: Ruby
Second Place: Susie Little
Third Place: Lisa Jane

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download and please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!

The Polkadoodlers have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:

1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles.
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting.
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Good luck with the challenge - the blue frog link will close at 12noon GMT on Sunday 3 July.

Ruth: I've used a Dude Time Doodles image, coloured KO Kurt with Promarkers and I've used papers from the Fathers Day Download (because I love 'em so much!) Sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.

D'Anne - Happy Celebration to you! This card was created using many wonderful products. The digital star background paper is from Adorable Digital Design and the red and white strip digital paper is from the Sundae of Seasons CD-ROM. To add depth I added glitter, ribbon, a button and clear glaze. The digital image was colored with Promarkers. The digital image was created by Learning-Years, coloring pages.



Emma Hello there, I used some gorgeous papers from the Sundae Of Seasons CD to make this tag. My stamp choice is a Magnolia Tilda coloured with Promarkers, I just added some twine, beads, punchout trim, liquid pearls and glitter to embellish.


Enfys: I took it into my head that I wanted to make a pretty girly card with the download papers for Father's Day. The image is by Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers. The border punch looks really weird in the photo, in fact it is a pretty leaf border. The sentiment is by Stampin Up

Josie: I really wanted to use my Alice Stamps this week, and the beauty of stamps you can choose what ever colours you like. So I coloured with Pro Markers with all different shades of red and blue. Couldn't resist using some Polkadot card and some mirri card.


Fliss: Hi all, it may be patriotic colours but I have a decidedly non patriotic card for you as I've gone for my favoured vintage style. I combined some gorgeous vintage look blue paper from the Paper Boutique Volume 3 CD with a rather saucy showgirl from a Kanban stamp set. I've made my card easel style with faux stitching decorating the blue paper. I added the image panel which was coloured mostly with a ruby Promarker and lots of pretty lace, swirls and bling.


Lis-m I have used the papers from Paper Boutique -Projects Galore. I cut the papers in strips, and stitched them onto the background card. I added a nestie circle, and coloured in the Humphrey image with my Promarkers



Colette This week I've coloured a Sarah Kay image with a mixture of Promarkers, Whisper and Zig pens (don't have enough of any one kind), and made it up into a card using my new Fiskars Lace and Lattice corner and border punch for the red mat, another corner punch without the corner doodah to make the white scalloped borders, and a paper from the All Around and Everywhere CD. The butterfly is a Marianne Creatables die and the gingham ribbon and blue crystals are from stash.


Claire: I have combined a ladybird Tilda along side elements from the Polka Doodles cd's Creative Christmas , All around and Everywhere and Back to nature. Just added a little doodling and some glaze.


Miria - For my card I used an old Heindesign stamp coloured with waterpencils. The papers are from Not for girls and Sundae of seasons then I added lace, ribbon and pearls.


Good luck with the challenge - its open until Sunday 3 July at 12noon GMT and please remember our rules!
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Friday, 17 June 2011

Week 24 Challenge - All Of A Flutter

Hello there, Emma here to welcome you to another Polkadoodle challenge!

My theme this week is to use pretty things with wings in your project - if you are stuck for ideas just have a look at the Design Team inspiration below!

Before we move on, I need to announce the winners from Challenge 22 which was Something Secret

First Place: Tracy V
Second Place: Lillilindsay
Third Place: Ruby

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download and please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!

Also, we are really pleased to finally announce the winners of our fab candy from the Blog Hop. Thank you to everyone who entered our Hop. Please contact your host - all their links are in our sidebar - directly with your postal details. And congratulations!

Enfys: Kisatrtle
Lou: Jenn
Em: Claire
Fliss: Mandy
D’Anne: LittleBee
Colette: Hayley
Ruth: Pauline
Saskia: Debbie
Claire: Bunny
Miria: Claire7q
Audrey: Sandy
Tracie: Crafting Sue
Josie : Steph
Nikky: Mandy

The Polkadoodlers have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:

1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles.
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting.
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Good luck with this week's challenge - the closing date is Sunday 26 June at 12noon GMT.

Emma: Hello there, for my project I made a mini treasure chest decorated with papers and layered up some dragonflies from the Sundae of Seasons CD. I embellished with Doodle Dew Drops and liquid pearls. The sentiment is from the Sugar Birdies collectors edition CD.



D'Anne - Hello Friday! For this week's challenge I have designed a cute notepad holder using elements from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD-ROM. The How-To instructions can be found on my blog. Enjoy your weekend.

Front View

Inside View

Enfys: For my card this week I used two of my favourite things - the Sundae of Seasons butterflies, and my Cricut expression - I used the new cartridge Elegant Edges for the flower shape and the big scallop edge (which looks black in the photo, but is a very dark brown). I cut the butterflies out twice and popped them for dimension, and added drops of liquid pearls. I twisted the antennae out of wire


Josie: This week I used my Flutterfly Faries Stamps, I coloured with Pro Markers. I went for a nice pink theme to match with the backing papers from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD Rom. I added some butterflies and flowers.

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Fliss: My card this week uses some of the pre-coloured images from the A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD which come in really handy when you're a bit short on time as I have been lately. I inked the edges of the main background paper and the cute Winnie panel and added some contrast paper, a cut out tree and butterfly and one of the lovely sentiments from the Sensational Sentiments stamp set to finish. How easy is that!


Lou: My card is using the fab butterfly image from Fairy Flutterby Babsie set. I have stamped the image 3 times, lightly coloured with glimmer mist, cut out the different layers and then covered them in Crystal Lacquer. The sentiment is from the Fairy Flutterby Maisie set. Lots of embossing and inking for my layers and a huge flower to finish. The ribbon bits added were offcuts I was too tight to throw away!



Dee: I decided to make something completely different this week, so armed with A double Sprinkles of Kraft CD, a sheet of safmat and a glass vase I came up with this weeks project. I love bees as they always make me smile so they were the perfect choice for me to use with this weeks winged theme.


Miria This week I made an unusual wedding card using this winged couple and papers from Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD .I added a stamped sentiment, buttons and some glossy accents on the coloured stampie: easy peasy!



Ruth: I've really gone for something that flutters! I've cut out and layered up four of the butterflies from Sundae of Season, glittered the edges of the wings, the tips of their tails and added antenna with wire and sead beads. They have tiny little magnets adding to their underneaths and currently are perched on my button tub! For a close up version have a look at my blog!



Colette This week I made quite a plain card and apart from a few flowers from stash and a Martha Stewart punch everything I used came from the All Around and Everywhere CD. I slightly curled the wings of the dragonfly, then using foam pads down the centre attached it to the card. When you open the card another dragonfly "pops out" to greet you, the inner dragonfly actually hovers about 7cms away from the card, unfortunately the pics don't show it off.  




Good luck - please remember our rules and the challenge closes at 12noon GMT on Sunday 26 June!
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Friday, 10 June 2011

Week 23 Challenge - Something for Dad

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! The theme this week is to make Something for Dad - if you are stuck for ideas just have a look at the Design Team inspiration below!

Before we move on, I need to announce the winners from Challenge 21 which was the Male theme - the blog hop does not end until Sunday, so if you've not already entered, there is still time!!

First Place: Dorcas
Second Place: Mandy
Third Place: Lollydolly

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies!

The first placed winner receives a download and please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!

We had an extra challenge in Week 21 and the three winners from the hop challenge all win a Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD! These winners are:


Congratulations! Please email Nikky with your postal details!

1. Rose
2. Ruby
3. Rosie

The Polkadoodlers have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:

1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles.
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting.
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Good luck with this week's challenge - the closing date is Sunday 19 June at 12noon GMT.

Ruth: I've made a simple folding card using the Father's Day download. I've traced the large letters onto the funky patterned papers and doodled a stitched line around the outside of the letters. The bloke ribbon is from my stash and it holds the whole thing together!


D'Anne - Today, I want to share a card I designed using the Not for Girls CD-ROM. I choose to work with the scooter collection. The digital background paper was printed out and then ran through an argyle embossing folder. Then I printed the other layers out three times and layered them with 3-d tape. Next, I added two antique brads which gives the card a masculine appearance. You could create a girls card by simply putting rhinestones or pearls in place of the antique brads. You have a super scooter weekend!


Audrey For this Father's Day Card I used the Father's Day/Family Download. I sewed around the edges of the card with a dark grey floss. I used my Cricut to cut out the ties and used 3D Dots so make them pop. I also inked all the edges of the papers as well.


Emma, Hiya, I made a gift tag to attach to a gift for Dad. I used elements from the Polkadoodles Father/Family download, I just added some twine and some faux brads by Craftworkcards


Saskia - Isn't this a cute card for Dad? I used the Nellienoo elephant stamp. The papers are from the A Double Sprinkle Of Craft cd-rom and the sentiment from the Daisy Doodles stamp plate. Enjoy crafting!



Colette My card is more male themed, but could easily be adapted to a Fathers Day card just by changing the wording, the photo could be of the child or children the card is from. I have used the helicopter template from Paper Boutique Vol III, but turned it into a rocker card. I cut the windows out and replaced them with acetate, adding the photo behind one of them, a bit of stickles to the lights finished it off.


Fliss: For my card, I've again done a vintage style one using the gorgeous vintage car background and one of the car stampies from the Not For Girls CD. I added the paper to the card with kraft photo corners for interest. I then embossed a white card panel with the Cuttlebug gears folder, sponged and swiped it with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress inks then added peel off hinges and twine. I finished off with some chipboard gears grunged up with Black Soot DI and some Dymo printed text.


Lou: I have used the fab Polkadoodles Father/Family download and love the backing papes as there are so versatile. Simple mat and layering techniques from me this week (nothing fancy), handcut stars, punched hearts, some buttons and twine. The "Dad"was made using up old Letraset rub on letters.


Claire - I have used the tool box from Paper Boutique Vol 3 to create my Happy Birthday Dad card - ideal! Just adding some great woodgrain embossed card, screw brads and a bit of doodling!


Lis-m - I have used the fab new download for Fathers day from the shop , designed by our fabulous Nikky Hall... This really was a quick cut and stick card, a little string and a button.. Hey presto! Just shows how fantastic these papers really are !!



Miria: My card is a CAS one. The papers are from Not for girls and Double Sprinkles of Kraft, then I added some alphie brads and buttons. For the punched tag I used some recycled cardboard.


Dee: I decided to make a small gift for my Dad. I've had this plastic case knocking around the workroom for a little while so I decided it was time to do something with it. I used papers and letters from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD, East of India ribbon and a brad. I printed the letters onto Letraset's Safmat

Josie: This week I decided to use some elements on the Not for Girls CD Rom. I chose red glitter paper to add some sparkle to the backing paper, and some buttons for a bit of texture.

Good luck with the challenge! Closing date is Sunday 19 June at 12noon GMT!
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Friday, 3 June 2011

Week 22 Challenge - Stashbox Stamps - Secret Theme

**important notice**
Due to problems with Blogger not allowing comments and problems on image uploads over the last week, we have decided to extend the Blog Hop deadline to Sun 12th June to allow those of you who did have issues to have another go (we believe the problem is with Internet Explorer rather than blogger so try downloading Google Chrome or using Firefox if you can!) - so get those entries in or if you missed it last week now's your chance, there is STACKS of candy to be had so don't forget to leave comments on the blogs to be in with a chance!

Is it Friday already?! Time for another Polkadoodle challenge! The challenge and blog hop from last week is still running, so if you've not yet entered then you've got until 12noon GMT on 12 June to enter! Plenty of prizes to be won along the way - click here to get started!

Apologies if the Design Team have not managed to leave comments on your blogs but when using Internet Explorer, sometimes Blogger will not allow comments to be left! Hopefully all issues will be resolved soon!

This week the challenge is to make something with a Secret - either a hidden message or image - if you are stuck for ideas have a look at the inspiration provided by the Design Team below!

The top three from challenge 20 which was anything but a card are:

First Place: Nana
Second Place: Rikka
Third Place: Mandy

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download and please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!

The Polkadoodlers have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:
1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles.
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting.
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Good luck with this week's challenge - the closing date is Sunday 12 June at 12noon GMT.

Ruth: I've used the wonderful and versitile tool box template from Paper Boutique Vol3. All the tools can be removed from the pouches and they are double sided - really easy to print off and cut out! The image is Handyman George from Charmed Cards and Crafts.


D'Anne - I created this Wiper Card using papers from the One Lumper Two collection from the Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition CD and SU Frolicking Frogs set. I colored the stamped image with ProMarkers. Want to make this fun card? Stop by my blog for instructions.




Fliss: I was doubly challenged with this one as I ran out of printer ink so decided to do some stamping (my first love lol!). I got rather creative and made my own papers with the Daisy Doodles stamp set and had loads of fun with layered stamping - pop over to my blog if you'd like to see how I did it as it's really easy peasy. I've used the gorgeous mannequins from the Sundae Of Seasons CD, one of which is stamped on and added lace, braid and buttons plus an altered flower to finish. My secret is a pocket with a pretty tag inside.




Emma Hiya, this week, I altered an old soap box to make it into a gift box holding a secret gift for my sister. I covered the box in the eau d'nil coloured polkadot paper from the Sundae of Seasons CD. I then painted the edges with white acrylic paint dabber. My stamp choice is a sentiment rubber stamp by Anitas, stamped onto the polkadot paper and layered onto silver mirri card. I finished off by adding some punchout trim and a swing tag made from twine, a distressed ticket, a grungy flower and some beads.



Colette - For my card with a secret I used papers from Paper Boutique Vol III, and a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Promarkers. I used a nestie to cut the frame that my stamped image is attached to, and added flowers, gems and ribbon from stash to finish it off. Inside the card is a little pocket, with a tag with some instructions for the recipient to follow to get their birthday message. The tag and inspiration for the card came from here


My secret is how you get the message from the card.

Lis-m This week I used the double sprinkles of Kraft cd, and created a sliding tag card. Just pull up the tag to reveal the secret message.



Enfys: I couldn't find a stamp that was more perfect for my project than these digi stamps from the Sundae of Seasons CD. The secret element is that when you pull the drawer out....................................

a little gift card holder pops up, with room at the back to write your message
Audrey For this CAS card I used the adorable Double Sprinkles Of Kraft CD. I only used 1 patterned paper for this card because I was going for a nice clean look. One of the reasons why I love Polka Doodles so much is that you can go as simple or fancy as you want because they have everything. I used my S.U. Something Sweet stamp set with S.U. Real Red ink and a treat cup filled with jelly beans. For the border I used my M.S. punch. The secret on my card is the hearts hidden underneath the jelly beans.

Claire I have created an ity bity project this week combining elements from Paper boutique Vol 1, Sundae of Seasons alongside a gorgeous girl stamp. Stamped image coloured with Promarkers and all tied together with some fab printed ribbon. I have a secret message hiden behind my doors.....




Josie : This week I used the Sprinkle of Kraft CD Rom for the main image and the Kraft backing paper. The smaller image is from the Sugar Birdies CD Rom. I turned the smaller image in to a bookmark using some glitter card and the lovely twine. On the backing paper I used some Doodle Dewdrops and on the main image I used some Cosmic Shimmer Glitter. The little book mark slips in behind the main image!





Good luck with the challenge! You have until 12noon GMT Sunday 12 June to enter.
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