Friday, 8 July 2011

Week 27 Challenge - Safmat & Letratac

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! This week some of the Design Team have been using two new and very fantastic Letraset products - Safmat and Letratac. Safmat is a transparent film that can be printed on and then once the backing has been peeled off, applied to any product. Letratac is a bit like a dry glue product - it can be rubbed onto the reverse of the image and then applied directly to where you want it to stick - no blobby glue or tell-tale marks!

So our challenge to you is to use stickers or transfers on your projects - if you have Safmat or Letratac then show us what it can do!


The top three from challenge 25 which was a colour theme of Red, White and Blue are:

First Place: Clairebears

Second Place: Sandy

Third Place: Crafty Fairie

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.

Now onto the Design Team samples and inspiration! If you want more detail on how their projects have been created, just click on their name and you'll be taken to their blog.

Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 17 July at 12noon GMT.

Ruth: I've raided my acetate stash to make these very cute and handy seed packets! The template can be found on Sundae of Seasons along with the plant labels and the images. All I have added is a brad through the reverse of the packet to hold the larger flaps together and some twine from the kitchen drawer. The flowers and 'ribbon' have been printed onto Safmat and then trimed and added to the acetate - a total doddle to make!



Miria I decorated this mug for a baby girl using coloured digi from Sundae of seasons, for the baby I used Safmat and Letratac for the stars: it's my first experiment, I can do better, anyway it is quick and easy.





Fliss: For my project I've decorated an acrylic jar to store my collection of silk flowers. I used a sentiment from the Sundae Of Seasons CD together with a ribbon border printed on to Safmat. I applied the sentiment to some papers from the same CD with Letratac which I also used to attach it to the jar. I then added panels of gingham paper from the new Magical Winter CD also printed on Safmat and added the ribbon border. I finished off with a matching dotty panel cut with Nestabilities at the top.





Lis-m: For my project I have used a cheap photo frame, and painted it with crackle effect paint, then added a verse on the Safmat to the centre. I printed the flower buds in Safmat and the birdhouses onto card, all from the Double sprinkles of Kraft cd. I then went to town on the embellishments!



Colette This week I have done a bit of recycling and turned a carton that contained Egg Mayo sandwich filler into a Christmas decoration. The snowman and birdhouse inside the carton are from the fantastic new Magical Winter CD1, as are the snowflakes on the outside. I printed the snowflakes onto Safmat and then placed them around the outside of the carton, the large snowflake was printed onto Safmat twice (once flipped), I then sprinkled the sticky side of one with glamour dust and then placed the other one over the top to seal it.
The snowman and birdhouse were also printed twice (once flipped) and were stuck back to back using LetraTac (what a fabulous product, especially useful for sticking intricate shapes), I also stuck the glittered snowflake onto the carton with LetraTac. I made a fancy bow for the top using papers from the CD printed onto both sides of pearl paper. The inside base of the carton is covered in FlowerSoft to represent snow. The "Let It Snow" sentiment around the bottom, was printed onto Safmat and then stuck to white ribbon from stash.







Claire : I have made a quick gift of a candle lantern using Safmat and elements from A Double sprinkle of Kraft cd with some added beautiful woven ribbon.




Josie: I decorated this little picture frame for a little friend of mine who is moving house. I knew Safmat would be perfect for adding her name and a little sentiment. (I put a picture in just to show the project, and yes it's me! lol)




Tracie: I had several projects to add but have come away without the right pictures so will post a pic of my Letraset Safmat scrapbook page - I love the fact you can make custom tapes! I also made a matching card. The patterns on the safmat were the borders from Double Sprinkles of Kraft





Good luck! The challenge closes on Sunday 17 July at 12noon GMT
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Friday, 1 July 2011

Week 26 Challenge - Home Sweet Home

Hello! It's Saskia here, for this week's challenge! We have a 2 months school holiday here in Belgium (July and August). I love to spend some time abroad, but I'm always so happy to come home!! So for this challenge, the Design Team wants to see a project about 'home'... a new house, moving, a village, a bird house,... Enjoy crafting!

The top three from challenge 24 which was 'All Of A Flutter' are:

First Place: Carol
Second Place: Jenny B
Third Place: Claire C

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.

Now onto the Design Team samples and inspiration! Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 10 July at 12noon GMT.

Saskia - I used the cute images and gorgeous papers from the A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft cd-rom to make my house-card. Aren't the flowers lovely?!




Fliss: I've made an easel style card for some friends who have just moved house and are now living very close to us. All elements are from the A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD and I chose the cute bird house for the card. I used the black and white stampie which I coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Zig Art & Graphic Twin Markers then inked around the edges of the panel. I layered up papers from the CD, added a sentiment from the sheet of alterable panels and finished with a layered flower and some pearls.

Emma Hello there, I have used some paper from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft cd and Sundae of Seasons to make this tag from my own template. I made the sentiment using a distressed ticket and my Dymo. The flowers were made from punched out flowers coloured with Distress Stains.


Josie: I really enjoyed this challenge! I made this card for a fellow Polkadoodler as she moved recently! I could not use these stamps. I used Stamp doodles - Dragon fly & garden neighbours stamp sets. I masked and stamped the houses and then coloured with Pro Markers.

Claire I have made a few quicky cards using the lovely Polka doodles girls Babsie and Gracie combined with the All around and everywhere cd.


Colette I made a quick and easy card using word paper from the Back to Nature CD, and pink gingham paper and a tag from All Around and Everywhere. I used a spellbinders die to cut five keys out of black card, cut one key from silver card and layered it over the central black key then attached the tag with some silver cord. Inside the card there is an Irish new home blessing.



Miria. For this week's creation I used a long and narrow card, the paper is from A Double Sprinkles of Kraft, the coloured stampies are from A Sundae of Seasons and the cut out sentiment as well, I nested it on a punched flower as a final touch.


Lis-m This week I have used a couple of discs."Back to Nature" for the background paper which I love, it's so versatile and "All around and Everywhere" for the rest, the house papers, the dotty papers and the house itself. A little dimension to the card and a sentiment border.. hey presto!

Ruth: I've used one of the Dragonfly Neighbour stamps, coloured with Promarkers. The card layering is from my stash along with the Kraft card blank and garden twine. I've added a faux stitched border around the edge of the card.
Good luck with the challenge - closing date is Sunday 10 July at 12noon GMT.

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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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