Friday, 15 June 2012

B Week 24 - 15 Jun - Summer Scene

Hello everyone and a warm welcome! What a busy time we are having here... what with the fantastic new launch of the Studio 12 Picknix Collection which is utterly gorgeous and a definite must have, and also a Design Team Call for Polkadoodles and also a Design Team Call for the fabulous new Studio 12 at Polkadoodles . Click on the links to read the requirements for the calls! Exciting times ahead!

Before we get onto this week's challenge let's find out the winners from challenge 22 which was Regal Colours Diamond Jubilee...

1. 27. Jayne please use verification code PD1W2422 in your email to claim your prize
2. 6. Carole  please use verification code PD2W2422 in your email to claim your prize

3.  24. Mandy(Paper Panda) please use verification code PD3W2422 in your email to claim your prize

Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and grab your blinkies from the blog sidebar! Please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number and don't forget to add your verification code to claim your prize.
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.

So, onto the challenge and this week the theme is 'Summer Scene'. Summer is approaching so we would like to see your Summer Scene's. Have fun and here is what the design team have made.....

Emma - Hello there, this week I have chosen elements and a beautiful little scene from the Sugar Plum Daisy CDROM to make my card. Pre-coloured for speed - how delightful!
And, because I love this image sooooo very much, I made two cards this week.



Nelly - i made this little wall plaque using elements from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD i took the images and decoupaged the Bird houses and glazed them with clear glaze, the sentiment is from Sugar Plum Daisy CD ...now i do wish the sun would come out to start our summer fun!

JAN: I imagined a lovely meadow when I thought of a summer scene, so I used this gorgeous little piece of fencing from the 'Sugarplum Daisy' CD and repeated it three times to make the scene for my card - it is all hand coloured using Promarkers. I added some fab flowers from the 'Sugar Birdies' CD and decoupaged them behind the fence, as if they are growing in the meadow. The 'Summer' bunting is from the 'All Around & Everywhere' CD and is printed onto some scraps of blue gingham paper.
NJ For my summer scene I have used the fantastic new Studio 12 Picknix Collection. The kit I have used for my card this week is In The Garden Collection. I absolutely love the Studio 12 Digikits, so many possibilities to use them for. The summer scene I wanted to depict was like a Summer Fete with a lemonade stall!

Shary I've used the brand new Studio 12 Picknix Collection for my card this week. I've used a two of the three collections. The papers are from Welcome Home , the elements and sentiment are from the Heavenly Garden collection.The Heavenly Garden have both digi stamps and full colour embellishments on them. I took the bird house as a digi stamp and coloured it in with Copics. I've added stickles,clear star pen, twine and gems too to my card.

Shell-for my inspiration card this week I used the gorjuss image, papers and sentiment of the Sugar Plum Daisy cd. The image has been coloured using copic, I added a few pearls from my stash. I made the clouds with distress inks using a blender tool and a stencil made from card.
Claire - How lovely is the new range from Nikky called Studio 12 Picnix collection. I had loads of fun working on my samples for the new release and this I felt was perfect for the summer challenge!
Norine - I loved using this cute, cute image from the Sundae of Seasons cd!  Matching it up with patterned papers and a sentiment circle from the same cd.  I typed the "I BEE-lieve in you HONEY" on my vintage typewriter and I love the results!

Claire - Oh I struggled with this challenge, just not feeling the love for summer! I decided that I'd try and lift my mood by scrapping a summer holiday piccie of my son. I used the new Studio 12 Picknix Heavenly Garden collection for the sand coloured background paper, the sun, cloud and bunting. The lettering is also taken from the Studio 12 collection - All Sewn Up. The blue paper was taken from the Candy Dooodles Collectors Edition CD and the cute little beach huts came from the Sundae of Seasons CD.

AnneI've used the brand new Studio 12 Picknix Collection this week. For my creation I used the  In The Garden Collection which is perfect for the theme this week.


So there's your inspiration - some fantastic projects from the DT this week I think you'll agree! You have until Sun 24th June at 12 noon GMT to enter the challenge, so just add your URL to the Linky below! Good Luck!




Wednesday, 13 June 2012

DESIGN TEAM CALL - POLKADOODLES


We are currently looking for a couple of additional team members to join us!  If you love making "stuff" from paper and 'heart' combining paper, digital elements, rubber stamps, doodling, stitching and mixed media we would love to hear from you! We're looking for the best of the best creative minds to join us so if you think this will float your boat then please apply.

Polkadoodles is a challenge blog and you MUST be committed to post at least 3 times per month on this blog and link to your own blog regularly (you MUST have a blog which is updated regularly), plus be active on forums, blogs and social networks. If you are a UK resident you MUST be able to produce physical samples which include cards, altered items, scrap layouts etc and to produce these to deadlines when required (non UK residents have some allowances for this).  You will be working mainly with digital elements but other products will also be used and HYBRID crafting is the theme of our blog - if you ONLY create flat digital layouts please do not apply, we want to see layering and embellishing and creativeness between physical crafting and the digi world. This is not a paid position but you will receive products free of charge in lieu of promotion through the blog and the duties outlined above plus will get to showcase your work on the UK's dedicated crafting channel Create & Craft. We are happy for you to be on other design teams but not at the expense of Polkadoodles and we cannot emphasise enough that we expect commitment if you are chosen for the team, so please ensure you are able to accommodate with any other design teams.  We need you to be passionate about what you do and committed for a minimum of a 4 month term on the team.  Cardmakers, Scrapbookers and Altered Media artists are welcome, we are looking for a diverse team.

We will specifically welcome applicants from USA/Canada, Australia, Europe and all around the world as we would like to build our international team too - so please don't be shy!!

To apply: Please email sales@polkadoodles.co.uk BEFORE 19 June 2012! PLEASE state POLKADOODLES DT CALL in your email TITLE and including your blog link, a short paragraph about why you want to be on the team and attach images of your favourite 3 pieces of work you have personally created on the email.  We will notify you by email before the end of June and will reply to everyone who applies by 30 June.

We look forward to receiving all your emails and seeing your creative wonderment - woohooo!! x

Friday, 8 June 2012

Week 23 - Lots of Flowers

Hello everyone, it's Fliss here today with details of this week's challenge which I hope you're going to love as I picked the theme! Before we get to that though, I need to tell you about tomorrow's exciting happenings.

Saturday sees the launch of a brand new collection by our Nikky and she will be on Create & Craft TV tomorrow at 12 noon and 4pm with the lovely new addition to the team, Rosemary Merry, to tell you all about it. Definitely not to be missed!
The Design Team have been so excited to work with the gorgeous new collection and I know we all want to show you what we've created! No sharing until tomorrow though!

In the meantime, we never stop here and the team have had a fantastic time creating some amazing projects to inspire and delight you however, before we get onto this week's inspiration, let's find out the winners from challenge 21.


1st place -  Lisa Jane , 2nd place -  bastelarena , 3rd placeClairebears

Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and blinkies - the first placed winner 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 for the all important details of this week's theme which is Lots Of Flowers, as many as you can add in the form of background papers, a floral image, paper or fabric flowers etc etc. Here's what the Design team have come up with and I think you'll agree there are a lot of flowers here!

Ruth: I've gone for an old favourite and used Paper Boutique Vol 1 for this wonderfully shaped card!  I used the A5 pre printed version and cut everything out, layering up the flowers with foam pads.  For an extra bit of bling, I've added seed beads to the flower centres and glitter around the edges of the flowers.



Daniele, for my card I thought I use the Daisy doodles stamps this time, colouring and embossing some of them and then layering them up.


Miria For my card I used these superinspirational flowers and sentiment from cd Candy Doodles , I simply distressed them with Black Soot Distress Inkpad. I added two die-cut flowers from Marianne Design and buttons.


Lisa - The Crafting Owl. I used my fav CDROM Sundae of Seasons for the fab papers and seeing as the theme is flowers, Marianne Dies were the obvious choice.


Ashley- I made my own background flower paper using the Daisy doodles rubber stamp set (flowers), I also used the adorable owl from the Sugar Birdies CDROM.


Fliss - I've made a simple shaped card using a pretty image and gorgeous rose paper with a floral border from the Sugarplum Daisy CD. As you can see there are loads of flowers here. I made a floral embellishment using a layered flower die and leafy flourish by Marianne Design and finished off with a sentiment and pretty butterfly.


Patty - I've used a sweet image from the Sugarplum Daisy CD using plain papers and embossing for texture. I added a pretty lacy die cut circle and some stamped flowers to finish off.




Some fabulous inspiration here and we can't wait to see your creations. You have until 12 noon on Sunday 17 June to enter and please don't forget to check those rules.




Friday, 1 June 2012

B Week 22 - 1 Jun - Regal Colours Diamond Jubilee

Hello there and welcome to this weeks fab new challenge where we get to celebrate the Queens Jubilee by incorporating regal colours in our designs.

Before we go any further, we also have some really exciting news to share this week.  
We are delighted to announce that the lovely Rosemary Merry has joined the Polkadoodles team and will be demonstrating for us regularly with lots of new and exciting things coming up. Rosemary is a reknowned through the UK craft  industry and was QVC's resident Scrapbooking expert for many years so she brings something fresh to the PD camp and we can't wait to see her take on what we do here! We just know you're going to love her and together, Rosemary and Nikky are a great creative partnership we think! 
Make sure you tune into Create & Craft TV on 9th June at noon and 4pm to see the girls launch the first collection from our new
The design team have all been playing with the new collection this week and you are just going to love it - so versatile! So don't miss Nikky and Rosemary bringing you lots of inspiration next Saturday!

In the meantime, we never stop here and the team have had a fantastic time creating some amazing projects to inspire and delight you however, before we get onto this week's inspiration, let's find out the winners from challenge 20.


1st place - Diane J  , 2nd place - Kimbo , 3rd place - Paula

Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and blinkies - the first placed winner 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.

Nelly; For this weeks theme "Jubilee card" I took "Piper" from Pretty sweet CD and paper pieced her dress and then coloured with pro markers, thought I would dress her up for the occasion and took the Crown from all around the world and everywhere Cd and resized it to fit nicely on her head. i used Marianne Creatables LR0180 & LR0150 Circle and leaf dies. the sentiment is a Polka Doodle stamp the design paper was design by Nikky for Polka Doodle Dandies Group Challenge on our Facebook page (search for Nikky Hall) you simply must pop over to grab these and join in!! flowers, gems and ribbons from stash.

NJ For my Diamond Jubilee card I chose to use papers from the Love & Cherish CD I also printed the crown from this cd and coloured in using Promarkers in Ruby Red and Yellow. I also used a gold pen to give a metallic look to the crown. I typed my own text and matted onto paper from the cd. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I wanted to give the card a Regal look with lots of jewels and a Filigree button and an ornate key. I have used spellbinders labels to matt the crown onto.

Jan: I have stayed with a traditional red, white and blue colour scheme for my card to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The yummy papers are from a collection designed by Nikky Hall, as is the little crown which sits on top of the '0'. The bunting is made from matching papers using a template from the 'All Around & Everywhere' CD and is embellished with lots of bling. The '60' topper is also from the 'All Around & Everywhere' CD and has been edited to include the word 'Diamond', before being seriously glittered in red!

Shary For my card this week I've used an assortment of different papers from various Polkadoodle CDS. The papers are from Pretty Tuff , Not for Girls and I've also used the flag paper from the freebie "Britannia" that Nikky offered on the Facebook group. The papers have been edged with a blue ink. I also made some bunting from the papers. The image is from Candy Doodles and I've used Copic to colour him. Just some little buttons to embellish the card too.

Shell-For my card this week I have used the Britannia digi papers Nikky gave to the Polkadoodles Facebook page. The cup and saucer are from the Sugarplum Daisy cd. The sentiment I made using an app on my iPhone.

Claire Decided to go for some Red, White and blue with a large helping of gold this week! My main blue checker paper this week came from the Not for girls cd, I adapted the christmas bunting paper from Magical Winter cd to create 'Glorious years'  and the 60 numerals are also Polka Doodles . I thought they all worked really well with the printed cogs and wheels which believe it or not are the back of some old round playing cards!

Dee: My card is made with papers and images from the Sugarplum Daisy CD again, a few die cut scallop circles and pearl PVA and bobs your uncle, you have a card.

Claire: I decided to make a Jubilee Bird House this week using the bird house template from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD and the freebie papers and images from the Polka Doodle Dandies Facebook Page. The little mouse is of course from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, I've simply given her a new outfit for this occasion.

So there's your inspiration - some fantastic projects from the DT this week I think you'll agree! You have until Sun 10th June at 12 noon GMT to enter the challenge, so just add your URL to the Linky below! Good Luck!



Friday, 25 May 2012

Week 21 - Doodled Edge/Border - Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Us!! WOOHOO!

Yes, it's our 3rd birthday this week here at Polkadoodles - oh my, where has the time gone? We're all very proud indeed that some of our original teamies are still with us creating inspiring makes for us all each week, and I have to say a special huge thanks to Enfys, Ruth and Lou for putting up with me for three whole years, you girls rock! (You do too Nikky!!) Of course, I love the WHOLE of my awesome Design Team and they are all uber talented as you all know only too well, so I'd also like to say a big thanks to everyone else on the team wherever they may be in the world for their help in making Polkadoodles and this challenge blog one of THE most inspirational on the planet!

So to celebrate our big milestone we're going to give some awesome blog candy away this week - our No 1 winner will receive blog candy worth £40 and our 2 runners up will both receive download bundles!...

But, before we get onto this week's challenge let's find out the winners from challenge which was

1st place - Svit, 2nd place -Kezzy , 3rd place -NikkiByrne


Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and grab your blinkies from the sidebar of the blog - the first placed winner receives a download bundle choc full of goodies! 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 Mister Linky - 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.

It's my (Claire P) turn to host the challenge this week and as I do so love my doodling. Please include a doodled border or element in your project.
As it's our birthday we're adding an extra element to our challenge - this has to be a Birthday Card or project for us! Don't forget you have all that candy to win!!


Emma - Hello there, just joining Team A again for the lovely doodled edge challenge. I have used elements from the Sugar Plum Daisy CDROM again...... I just can't stop using this CD, I luuuuurve it so!!!! This little Bee is the BUZZ is he not? I failed on the stashbox stamp element but hey, when I have such a cute little fella like this to craft with, I forgot all about my other stamps.



Anne - I've used papers from the second edition of the Pen and Paper Circle mag and the little sentiment ticket is from the Pretty Tuff CD.


Lucy: This week I decided to go for some lovely bright colours. I used the backing papers from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD Rom and used matching Pro Markers & Flexi Markers to colour in the digi image. I doodled around the edge with a glue pen and then covered in glitter!


Caire P - Since it's my challenge this week I really had to join in with team A (I have recently moved over to B) I have used papers from a free Polka doodles set that came with a crafting magazine recently. Main image from Sundae of Seasons cd, fab fun ladybugs from Sugarplum Daisy cd as is the sentiment tag. With that all important finishing touch, a tad of doodling!


Enfys: A rustic garden sort of card from me this week, image ready coloured from Sundae of Seasons, with some extra blooms cut out and popped on. I added a burlap square, which frayed nicely, so I used a bit of the frayed stuff to make a string bow for the sentiment. Doodled around the edge of the card, and the circle of the image and I was done..... (I forgot about stashbox stamp week, but hey, with images like this, who cares!)


Lisa - 'The Crafting Owl'. Oooh as soon as I saw this challenge I knew it was right up my street! I've used an image from Sugar Plum Daisy and backing papers from Sundae of Seasons.

Doreen:  I've used an image from Sugar Plum Daisy and the backing papers is from Sundae of Seasons and Sugar Plum Daisy. I love to mix the paper.


Ruth:  I love this cute bear template from Paper Boutique Vol 3.  I used the A5 size, cut out all the elements and layered them up with foam pads.  The 'gift' is made with an offcut of card that I've doodled around the edge and added a ribbon bow and a die cut number 1

Fliss: I've used images from the Sugarplum Daisy CD and papers are a mix from there and the Pretty Sweet CD. My doodling was inspired by the leafy Martha Stewart punched border and I did a lot of layering for the final design of my creation.




Daniele, for my card I have used the sweet mouse image from The Sugar Plum Daisy Cd coloured in with Prisma pencils, I have doodled lines around the embossed background to create a frame.



Miria I made a quick easel card for a boy's birthday. I used coloured stampies, paper and sentiment from cd Pretty Tuff.  Easy peasy!


                                                                        
So there's your inspiration - some fantastic projects from the DT this week I think you'll agree! You have until Sunday 3 June at 12 noon GMT to enter the challenge, so just add your URL to the Linky below! Good Luck!
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Happy Birthday To Us!

Woohoo, it's our 3rd Birthday celebration!...


Yes, today is our 3rd Birthday - 3 years ago today we launched the Polkadoodles challenge blog and we've been bringing you some awesome inspiration from our amazing Design Team ever since!!
So to celebrate this fabulous occasion we're having a BIG celebration and you can win over £220 worth of blog candy - so make sure you enter today's EXTRA challenge to be in with a chance to get some wonderful candy! woooohoooo!! We want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who regularly enter our challenges from all across the globe for all your fabulous support over the past 3 years, here's raising a glass to another 3 and beyond!

So, of course, today's challenge is very simple - you need to make us a Special Birthday Card incorporating No. 3 to help us mark the occasion! The 3 can be 3 ribbons, 3 papers, 3 brads...you get the idea!...


As this is a really special challenge you have until 31st May to enter this one and we will announce it the following Friday. Our very most favourite entry will win a massive prize of TEN, Yes, I did say TEN, Polkadoodles CD's with a value of over £160!!  In addition, in appreciation of all our regular people who join us week in and week out around the world, We will also give a CD prize worth over £15 to one entry from the USA and Canada, to someone in Europe (non UK), someone in the UK and also someone from the Rest of the World outside those areas - that's an extra 4 chances to win too!...
**important** when you add your challenge entry, please include your name and your Country so we can see it in the thumbnails, ie Nikky, UK - this will make it a whole lot easier for us to see where you guys are coming from, thanks!
...And did you know we are also on Facebook and Twitter? Why not join up with our Facebook group, the Polka Doodle Dandies or tweet us at @polka_doodles - we love to hear from you all, talk craft and see all your amazing creations! It's really interesting to look back at what we were doing 3 years ago - even on our very first post there was just as much inspiration and wonderful talent brimming away back then as there is now at Team Doodles - take a look here and see what our very first challenge was: 

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.

So come on, get entering this great challenge for this lovely candy - don't forget you have until the 31st May to enter! Now let's see what the DT came up with to inspire you all...


Shary - What's better for a birthday than a lovely cupcake? I have used a template from the Candy Doodles CD for a cupcake! The templates are so easy to use, you get the templates, papers and embellies to print out. I've decoupaged all my pieces and added some diamond stickles to the dots on the ribbon and some glossy accents to the drops on the icing. The 3 is also from the Candy Doodles CD as you get a full alphabet and numbers on it. To finish off I added a happy birthday ticket with a sheer bow.
Nelly - To celebrate Polka doodles 3rd Birthday I just knew what ever I made needed 3 candles on it! so here we have an easel "Birthday Cake" card , looks good enough to eat doesnt it! the papers are taken from the Stamp and Circle magazine cd's and the image is from Pretty Sweet CD.
Fliss - I decided on a floral element for my card and used the gorgeous roses together with papers from the Sugarplum Daisy CD. The roses are printed on watercolour paper and coloured with Aquamarkers before cutting out. I layered and tore the papers and stamped 3 corners of the green backing paper with my fave stamp from the Daisy Doodles stamp set, embossing in white. I die cut some circular doilies with a Marianne Design set and added dry embossing and punching for texture. Happy Birthday Polka Doodles!
NJ Happy 3rd Birthday Polkadoodles, for my card I used the Pretty Sweet CD. The character I have used is so cute. I have used the Marianne Design Flowers Die LR0131. I used 3 of everything,papers, flowers, pins, lace and beads.
Claire A very special celebration indeed! I have used 3 dp's(Candy Doodles collectors edition), 3 ribbons(Candy Doodles collectors edition), 3 flowers (Double Sprinkle of Kraft), 3 images(Sugarplum daisy cd) and of course the number 3(Sugarplum daisy cd) for our special 3rd birthday card. Oh my it just so happens I used 3 cd's as well!
Enfys: Crikey - three years! I have been with Nikky from day one, and it has been a roller coaster journey of fabulous products, tight deadlines, and a lot of laughs. So happy birthday Polkadoodles. Nikky, this card is for you, you are a real honey......
I used Sundae of Seasons and some Memory Box dies, I used three bees to fit in with the challenge and doodled some little trails for them...
and the inside of the card, the honey pot coated with glossy accents...
JAN: I chose three yummy cupcakes for my card to celebrate Polkadoodles 3rd birthday. I used the cupcake stamp and stamped once onto card and twice onto shrink plastic - the large one is coloured with Promarkers and the two small ones are coloured with pencils, before I shrank them. The pretty flowered paper is from the 'Sugar Birdies' CD and the pink striped paper is from the 'Candy Doodles' CD, as is the sentiment. Almost good enough to eat!
Lisa: 'The Crafting Owl. Happy Birthday Polkadoodles!! For my card I decided to use the presents and papers from Sundae of Seasons. I added glitter glue and wire to add more texture and interest.
Miria To celebrate our 3rd blogversary I made an explosion box, the 3d cupcake is from cd All Around and Everywhere, papers and sentiment from Sugarplum Daisy , just added some gems and a doily from stash.
Join in our celebration now!                                                                         
Claire (Happy Days) - Happy Birthday to us!!! What celebration wouldn't be complete without a bit of cake?? So for my card I used the the Sundae of Seasons and Sugarplum Daisy to whip up a very special pop up cake with three candles! It's a huge card (well for me anyway) and I struggled to picture it, so please forgive the photos. However, the good news is it folds flat for posting!!!



Diane... for this Special Celebration I’ve brought together the wonderful Sugarplum Daisy CD and a Marianne Creatables die to create the rolled roses and the leaves.

Shell...I have made a 8x8 card for the special 3rd Birthday challenge...The image is from the candy doodles collectors edition cd and has been coloured with copics.  The papers and tag sentiments are from sugarplum daisy cd...Flowers, gauze and pearls are from my stash.
Nikky...I decided to keep my card really simple this week. I used the cupcake digi from Sugarplum Daisy and the lovely star papers which I adore. I think my 3 buttons have moved on this card!
 
Dee...I've used the cupcakes, papers, tickets and alphabet letters from the CD Sugarplum Daisy.  I printed the tickets onto Letraset Safmat then applied to printed card and cut out.  Each layer is set forward 1 cm to give extra depth, but it all folds down flat to fit into an envelope nicely.
 Ruth... I agree with En - 3 years - that time has flown by and its been a pleasure working with Nikky for the past three years!  All three papers are from Sugar Plum Daisy with image from Sundae of Seasons.  Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies used and the card is for my niece who will be 3 at the end of November (how organised am I?!!)
Lou: I have been very privileged to be with Nikky for the 3 years and she has made things a "blast" to say the least and agree with En and Ruth .... time flies when you are having fun! All papers and elements are from Sugar Plum Daisy CD. The alphabet was printed on to Safmat to make my sentient. My 3 things are my presents and flowers.
Daniele:  I've also used the bear from Paper Boutique Vol 3 plus quite a bit of sparkle! 
So there you have our inspiration for our Special Birthday! We really hope you'll all join us in our special celebration and get your entries in to win all of that amazing candy up for grabs!! Don't forget you have until noon (GMT) on 31st May to enter! ttfn! xx
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