Friday, 4 November 2011

Week 44 Challenge - Shaped Card

Hello everyone, it's Fliss here again this week with a new challenge for you. I can't quite believe it's Friday again already and have no idea where the last week went!

Before I go on to details of this week's challenge I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that took part in our Halloween challenge 41 with Nikky's fabulous free download sheet. You made some really fabulous creations with it!

Without further ado, here are our top 3 creations from that challenge:

1st Place - Michaela
2nd Place - Clairebears
3rd Place - Princess4Wiz

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

This week's challenge to you is to make a Shaped Card so no plain rectangles or squares please as I'd like to see something a little more interesting and if you need inspiration just look below as the Design Team have made some fabulous creations sure to get the creative juices flowing.

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.

The challenge is open until Sunday 13 November at 12noon GMT and any entries that do not follow our challenge rules will not be eligible for any prizes so please read them carefully!

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

Fliss: I've used the gorgeous Pretty Sweet CD for my round easel shape card. I used a circle cutter to make up the card blank and covered this with paper from the CD. I added the very cute Piper coloured with Promarkers, sitting her on the edge of a blossom shape. I added a mat cut with a circular Nestabilities die and made a flower with the same blossom die and the same beautiful red rose paper. I shaped the petals and added Doodle Dew Drops to the centre. I finished off with a sentiment from the CD and some pearls, lace and glitter together with a punched border.


Ruth: I've used digi's from the brand new cd Pretty Tuff! I've enlarged the football twice and cut it out and used it for background. The footballer has been coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.


Shell: I've used papers from Pretty Sweet and coloured the image with Copics.


Emma I used the lovely Pretty Sweet this week for the image, papers and sentiment on my handbag shaped card. I coloured with Distress inks all available in the Polkadoodles Web Shop.


Daniele: I so love the Pretty Sweet Cd, I love all the sweet girly images this one is called Bella. the image has been coloured with Prismas, the papers are from the same CD


Audrey... For this card purse I used Double Sprinkles Of Kraft for the paper and Pretty Sweet for the sentiment. I did some stitching around the edges and used a cute little flower with a brad in the middle for the clasp.


Enfys: I found some rather strange circular thank you cards on sale here in Florida (Big Lots) - they are just white circles with the word thanks printed around the edge, but I snapped them up because I am a sucker for a bargain. For this card I made a base card out of red cardstock using the Wildcard cartridge on my Cricut, then stuck the thanks circle onto that, it's blank in the centre, so I was able to add some nestie circles and the stamped image - one of the fabulous Polkadoodles house stamps, coloured with Promarkers


Colette I love making shaped cards, and for this challenge chose to make one of my trifold shapes. I have used the Pretty Sweet CD for all the papers and the image. The little girl has been coloured in Photoshop, and I have paper pieced her clothes with more papers from the CD. The sentiment is also from the same CD. The scalloped oval frame was cut using a GoKreate die and a nestie, the scalloped border is a Marianne Creatables die and the lilac oval has been embossed with a cuttlebug daisies folder.The flowers, ribbon, beaded pin and gems are from stash.




Doreen: For my shaped card (Front Panel Stair-step card) I used the new and gorgeous Pretty Tuff CD. I love all the images and papers. I used the pre-coloured images. For the letters I used the Tim Holtz Die.




Alan: I really enjoy making shaped cards. It makes my crafty mind stretch that little bit more. Its the exploration of how a paper can work for this and then another paper that can work for that image. I used the following cd's to make this card. Sundae of Seasons - Pretty Sweet - Double Sprinkles


Claire: Pretty sweet the images are indeed and so ideal for a 3 year old that loves everything girly! I have used a shaped easel card base along with Nellie Snellen dies and lots of bling.


Lana - I love making shaped cards so I really enjoyed this fun challenge and it was so easy using the wonderful Paper Boutique CD (vol 3) which is packed with great templates. I used 'Buster' the dog and cut the template out using my Pazzle. The papers used are from 'Pretty Sweet'.


Shary: I've used the lovely Pretty Tuff CD for this shaped card and coloured in the images with Copics. The sentiment and papers are also from the same CD. The little wooden buttons are from my stash and I've coloured them to match the papers with copics.


Norine: No stamping this week. I used papers and sentiments from the Pretty Sweet collection as well as the Kraft collection. I cut the flower and leaves with the Cricut (Walk in my Garden), added some lace, hand stitched around the sentiment circle edge and inked the edges of everything.



Clare: I've used pre-coloured images from the fabulous Pretty Tuff CD for this football card. The only extra I have used is a Sakura Stardust pen to highlight the football strip and to edge the sentiment. I think I will make a few more of these cards as they will be ideal for birthdays for my nephews.


Lis-m: I have used everything here from the new "Pretty Tuff" cd... The little fella is coloured with Promarkers...gotta say I am loving all the elements on the cd, love the monkey papers ...such fun!


Anne
- I cut the shaped card with my nesties then used a digital image, coloured with copic markers and papers from the Pretty Sweet CD. The flowers were cut from the same papers using my cricut. Buttons, beads and ribbon from my stash.

Josie: This week chose a stepper card instead of the usual square or rectangle. I used the backing paper from the Magical Winter Cd Rom. The image is stamped with a Gorjuss Stamp and coloured with Pro Markers. The sentiment is stamped with the free gift from issue 74 of Papercraft Essentials magazine. The girl and fox are covered in Glossy accents.




DP: Magical Winter





Good luck - don't forget our rules and the challenge closes on Sunday 13 November at 12noon GMT!
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Friday, 28 October 2011

Week 43 Challenge - Mystical and Magical

Claire here with this weeks challenge at Polka Doodles - "Mystical and Magical" I strongly believe that daydreaming should be a compulsory part of your day, a little (not too big mind) escape from reality! It's also stashbox stamps week here at Polka Doodles so the DT have been playing with other images from their collections and complementing them with Polka Doodles products.

Now, the winners of challenge 41....What a great turn out, don't we all love our ribbons and bows!

Congratulations goes to

1 - Mary Coleman
2 - Mona
3 - Angelic

Please email Nikky for your blinkies - the first placed winner receives a download. 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.

The challenge is open until Sunday 6 November at 12noon GMT and any entries that do not follow our challenge rules will not be eligible for any prizes so please read them carefully!

If you want more detail on how the Design Team have created their projects, just click on their name and you'll be taken to their blog. I think you will agree that it's lovely to see all the fabulous work by the new additions to the DT and of course great work from the stalwarts as well!

Claire I adore this Leanne Ellis stamp "Time Flies" and have used a lovely shaped Craftwerk card base. Paperpiecing my image with papers from the Pretty Sweet cd, a lovely tree printed on Safmat and window frame with sentiment set inside courtesy of Double sprinkle of Kraft. Really impressed with the ultra fine nibs for the promarkers which I have used to add stitching and detaining to hair.


Ruth: I've used a cute Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and teamed it with a slightly distressed sheet from Paper Boutique Vol 1 (Star Cake). I've added some faux stitching, buttons from my stash and I've printed the sentiment onto Safmat.



Fliss: I've chosen to use a set of Papermania fairy stamps as I really like their classic look. I stamped a little scene on circle of white card and coloured with Promarkers. I then stamped the fairy, also used Promarkers to colour, cut her out and added glitter to her wings. I made up the card using papers from the Pretty Sweet CD and added lace and a ribbon bow to embellish.


Enfys: I chose this sweet little fairy from Lili of the Valley for my magical element this week, the papers are from the Sundae of Seasons CD. I added plenty of stitching to this one, and a stamped sentiment

Louise I have gone for papers from the Pretty Sweet Cd for my card and used a Lili of the valley stamp for my image.

Daniele.....for my magical theme card I'm using a Wee Stamp image called Silver Fairy and I used the papers from A Magical Winter Cd......love the vinatge shades of these papers. I used chunky glitter inside the shaker card.


Diane As soon as I saw the title of this challenge, I knew I wanted to use this fairy image from LOTV and the wonderful papers from the Pretty Sweet CD because they're so delicate and perfect for this fairy.



Alan: For this card l used the following cd's from P.D. Sundae of Seasons - Double Sprinkles - Sugar Birdies All the imagery was taken from one of the cd's and again they just fitted in so naturally.


Colette - I have made a DL card and used papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD, added some faux stitching and ribbons and gems. The circle die is from Nellie Snellen and the Holly fairy is a Charmed Delectable Stamp coloured with Promarkers, I added glitter to her furry and frilly bits and her holly berry headband.

Lis-m.. I thought I would use a Christmas fairy, as Christmas is a very magical time. The papers are from the Magical winter cd... The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp, coloured with my Promarkers, and I have used lots of Kraft card to give a distressed /vintagey feel.



Doreen...for my card I used the lovely Silver Fairy Wee Stamp, which I colored with Copics. The paper and the sentiment is from the Pretty Sweet Cd.



Shary I have used a Mo Manning digistamp and coloured it in with Copics. The papers, ribbons, sentiment gems are all from the fab kit by Polkadoodles called Christmas Boutique papercrafting kit.


Anne I've used this little sweetie from the Paper Shelter which I've coloured with copics, the sentiment is PC generated and the papers are from Pretty Sweet CD

Shell for my card I've used the gorjuss Silver Fairy from wee stamps, coloured with copics, the paper is from the fabulous Pretty Sweet CD



Carol - I've used the gorgeous Silver Fairy by Wee Stamps and coloured with Copics. The sentiment and papers are from the beautiful Pretty Sweet cd rom.



Lana - I have used papers from the very girly - 'Pretty Sweet' CD. I'm a sucker for dots on my creations so this was perfect to compliment my little fairy which is a digi from All that Scraps. I also used the beautiful soft 'leaf' patterned paper for the grass punch. The sentiment was created on my PC and the image was coloured using copics. I added glitter dust to her wings.


Clare - When I saw the papers in the Pretty Sweet mini collection, I fell in love with this beautiful design and this fabulous colour caught my eye. I usually colour fairies in pinks and purples so it was lovely change to use yellows, browns and greens. The sentiment is also from the Pretty Sweet mini collection and the fairy is from Lili of the Valley.


Miria . For my card I used ths popular sweet LOTV fairy coloured with waterpencils; it perfectly matches with these striped and dotted papers from Double Sprinkles of Kraft and Wonderland. The sentiment is from new lovely Pretty Sweet


Tracie: I used a cute dragon image from Dustin Pike, coloured with promarkers. Then added some papers from the gorgeous Pretty Tuff CD. 


Emma Hello there, this time I used papers and sentiment from the Pretty Sweet CD, I coloured wth Distress inks and pencils, then glittered with stickles.

Josie: This week I used a Lili of the Valley Stamp. Coloured with Pro Markers. On the wings and the embellishments I used Cosmic Shimmer Glitter. The backing paper is from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom.
The sentiment is written in Wink Of Stella Pens.



Good luck with the challenge! Please remember our rules and the deadline is Sunday 6 November at 12noon GMT.
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Friday, 21 October 2011

Week 42 Challenge - Halloween Giveaways & DT results

Hi everyone, before we get to this week's challenge we also have some very very exciting news this week about the Design Team Call. We had over 100 entries this time round from lots and lots of extremely talented people, but sadly we can't choose everyone and you have no idea how difficult it was choosing this time round, we really do appreciate your efforts and feel privileged to know that so many people would love to be on the team.

As a testament to the quality of this time's entries we simply couldn't choose the initial 3 people we were looking for...so in the end we chose 12!! Yes, 12! :D

There were so many fabulous peeps we just couldnt let them go! Everyone who applied should have had an email by now (so please check your inboxes if you haven't, we are still waiting for a couple of people to confirm their acceptance),PLUS we also have 5 Guest Designers coming to play with us soon too - we think we now have one of the biggest Design Teams in the Universe!

So we welcome the following truly talented peeps onto the team and look forward to seeing their amazing creations very soon...
Don't forget - we're still waiting to hear back from 2 of you so go check your emails now!

Now, The winners of challenge 40....
Congratulations goes to Nelly S who won our first prize, and our runners up are Michaela and La Diva - well done everyone, please email for your prizes and blinkies!

So, it's my turn to set a Spookylish challenge this week! Well, it had to be didn't it really! First of all we have some GIVEAWAY CANDY up for grabs too - the winning entry of this week's magical spooky challenge will win a copy of our fabulous Sundae of Seasons CD - over 4000 images to play with! Yes, 4000!! Wowser!!
So this week's challenge, quite simply, is to make something for Halloween, BUT you MUST use some element from the special download above (just right-click to save to your PC) to make your project OR you can use elements from the Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons CD too if you prefer. Just right-click the image above and save to your computer, this is a hi-res PNG image so if you like to manipulate your images through a graphics program you can do so easily.

Daniele......for my halloween hanger I have used an image from The Sundae of Seasons Cd and the sentiment is from the free download, I've used distress inks for the background of the image and Prismas to colour the image.

Audrey... For this treat box I used the adorable free Halloween download for the sweet little witch that I colored with Copics and Sundae Of Seasons for the paper, sentiments and spiders. I printed them on Safmat.

Fliss - I've made a side step card using the cute little witch and adorable cat from the download, colouring with Promarkers (I couldn't resist giving my witch some rather cool green hair lol). The sentiment and the Halloween papers are from the Polly Witchydoodles Halloween Bundle download and the pumpkins and haunted house are from the Sundae Of Seasons CD.


Louise On my card this week I have used all the elements from the free download (could not pick so had them all lol). My image is coloured with copics and I used distress inks to change the colours on the wording.


Josie: I used a CD backing paper (i cant remember which one!) as well as house stamps and a fairy flutterby. All coloured with promarkers. I also went over the black parts with cosmic shimmer glitter.

Lis-m : I have used the fabby Polly witchydoodles download from the polkadoodles store , and the giveaway from todays challenge to create my card... The little witchy is coloured with my Promarkers., and I have used my Ultrafine nibs for the smaller details , like the bristles on the broom....


Alan: I have never made a tunnel card so l thought The Halloween download and the Sundae of Seasons gave me the opportunity to make one. The only other item l used was a perfect backing paper from the Not for Girls - Definitely for Men cd.
Miria. For my easel twisted card I used some images from Halloween download, coloured with Promarkers and added glossy accents to give dimension. The mummy is from Sundae of Seasons, I coloured it with Promarkers again and used Ultrafine nibs. I added ribbons, button and cheese cloth.

Dee: I've used some of the download elements onto pumpkins from A Sundae Of Seasons CD. I used backing papers from last years Halloween downloads, but I decided the spiders looked more friendly and more like they were bouncing when they were upside down, so I just added some squiggly lines to them.

Colette - I have used the cute little witch and halloween word art from the freebie download, along with papers from the Wonderland Paper Adventure CD. I have coloured the little witch digitally in Photoshop. The frames are cut with X-Cut Ornate Bookplate dies, and the borders are Spellbinders Ironworks Accents, I have used the waste left over after cutting the centre borders to make the top and bottom borders.

Good luck with the challenge and please remember our rules! Closing date is Sunday 30 October at 12noon GMT


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