Friday, 17 February 2012

Week 7 - Recipe, Blog Candy & Exciting News!

My, we have LOADS of exciting news for you this week everyone! Firstly, make sure you check out Create and Craft TV on Sunday at 9am and 2pm to see Nikky launching something you will completely LOVE!! We can't say any more but there is a little sneaky peek amongst the cards this week and you might be able to find a little snippet here...We have now shipped out all the first issues of the Pen & Paper Circle kit which we absolutely adore, and the 2nd issue is now on pre-order here - you only have until 7th March to order so don't miss it!

Another HUGE piece of news for us this week - the very lovely people at Marianne Design
are now very kindly sponsoring Polkadoodles blog! WOOOHOOOO!! We're all so excited!! So watch out for lots of fabulously delicious blog candy and blog hops and...oh, allsorts of good things coming up!! The Polkadoodles design team all completely ADORE Marianne Design products - they don't just have dies you know, they make stamps, ribbons, papers, an array of beautiful products we all love! So, today Marianne Design are sponsoring this challenge by offering up some totally amazing blog candy!
This includes a fabulous stamp (well, 3 stamps), a beautiful lace Creatable which we all just adore (need to get my hands on that!) and some beautiful ribbon to co-ordinate. In addition, to mark the occasion we are also going to throw in a Polkadoodles Candy Doodles CD - the total value of this candy is over £35! So enter this week's challenge and we will choose one random lucky person to receive all these goodies. This candy is in addition to our normal 3 top prize winners.
Right, let's get on with the rest of what's happening this week - so much to get through!!.....


Good morning everyone!! Welcome to a brand new challenge here on Polka Doodles.
Before we get onto this week's challenge let's find out the winners from challenge 5 which was


1st place -Inkypinkycraft - woohoo you won a £10 gift voucher!! 2nd place - Sheryl , and in joint 3rd place - Jo and Mia
Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and blinkies - the first placed winner also receives a free download! Please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number.
We 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 our challenge. It's my turn (Anne) to set the theme and I've a recipe for you to follow. It's nice and easy too so we'd love it if you all played along:)
1 x image, 2 x papers and 3 x embellishments
You can use either three different or three the same embellies - the choice is yours....and here are some gorgeous cards from the design team girls to help get those creative juices flowing...

Deadline for the challenge is Sunday 26 February at 12noon GMT - Good luck!!

Anne - What do you think of this little lady then? Cute as a button isn't she? Watch the shop for details of when she'll be arriving. I've coloured her with copics and used my prisma pencils for the grass.
I've used the Candy Doodles CD for the papers and the little butterfly which I printed twice onto some vellum and decoupaged. I've stitched this onto the card through the pearls as I didn't want to risk the glue showing through. A ribbon and a few little flowers with pearls for their centres completed my three embellies.
Ruth: I've used papers and the digi bird from Candy Doodles (one of my favourite Polkadoodle cd's!) The birds have been coloured with Promarkers and I've added some bits and bobs from my stash along with a Mariane Designs Die. We have a baby due in the family any day now and I'm just playing it safe with a pink and a blue card!


Josie: This week I used a Bells n Whistles rubber stamp coloured in with a mixture of Pro Markers and Flexi Markers. The backing papers are from the Magical Winter CD Rom. For my embellishments, I chose the lovely metal butterfly, gems stones and a sentiment.
Claire: I have used one of the pretty sweet girls, papers from the Paper boutique Vol 1 cd, as are my embellishments ( cake,stripey frame and scalloped semi-circle).
Patty: I have used one of the Pretty Sweet Girls, from the Paper boutique Vol 1 cd and my embellishments are ( White twine, Paper flowers & white Brad).
Lana - I have used the fabulous 'Candy Doodles' CD for my card. I love bright, bold cards and seem to always make a shaped card. If you look closely you will see 3 tiny gems on my card and to finish it off I added a cute little gingham bow.
Enfys: I carried on with my resolution to use up papers/images I have already printed out, and interpreted the 3 embellishments as three different ones (flowers, foliage, pearls). The frame was cut using Elegant Edges on my Cricut, and popped up with dimensional foam pads, the owl is from Back to Nature, coloured with Promarkers. The flowers and foliage were punched - photos of the punches I used on my blog.
Doreen: I used for my card a image and paper from the wonderful Pretty Sweet CD. Love the paper. I embellished with little butterflies and pearls.
Miria I love all the shadows of grey papers from cd Pretty Tuff and I used two of them for my card, the images are from the same cd. I coloured them with Kuretake Zig Art&Graphic and Wink of Stella,I added three rhinestones as a final touch.
Fliss I've made my recipe card from the Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD which is a real favourite as I love the papers on there. I printed out the pretty image and coloured her with pencils. I then cut her out with a die and added to a mat. I added 2 papers to the scalloped card blank and chose pearls, crochet lace and braid as my 3 embellishments.
Daniele here, For my recipe card I thought I'd give you a seek peek at one of the new images from the new Cd coming out real soon .....ohhh so sweet. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flex markers, I also intrepreted the three embellishments as three types, its sooooo hard to only use 3.
So there you go, our inspiration for this week! Hope you have fun and join us in this challenge! The challenge ends on Sunday 26 February at 12noon GMT and please remember our rules!
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