Friday, 21 September 2012

Week 38 - Inspired By A Song Title

Hello everyone, Friday is here again (where did the week go?!) so it's time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Inspired By A Song Title and as you'll see below, a lot of the Design team have been thinking about Christmas which seems to be looming up ever faster each year.

I do have some slightly disappointing news in that the shows our Dee was doing on Saturday have now been cancelled but never fear, we'll let you know the new dates as soon as we have them and in the meantime if you hop on over to the Studio 12 Blog, there's still a chance to enter for some fabulous candy so if you haven't yet entered, what are you waiting for!

Before we have a look at the Design Team samples, we need to announce the top three from Challenge 36 which was 'What's The Word Bird'.   We had a wonderful number of entries and its been difficult to choose a top three, but without further ado they are:
First Place: Linda Simpson - Please use verification code PD1W3836
Second Place: Marilyn S
Third Place: Kali

Congratulations to you all! Linda, please email Nikky for your prize and you can all grab your blinkies from the sidebar.  Please remember to put your verification code and the challenge week in the subject field on your email. For all prize winners, you must use the code given above to claim your prize otherwise we cannot release it.
We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blog:
1. Please follow the challenge theme!

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 linky tool - 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 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 ends on Sunday 30 September at 12noon GMT.

Now onto the Design Team creations!

Fabiola- Hello guys! I decided for my project to use one of Emma Canning's new images, Angel. I have used papers from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, buttons and fibers from my stash. I have colored my image with Copic markers and Promarkers. I have also added some polyester glitter to her wings. My card is inspired by one of my favorite songs by Robbie Williams Angels.

Fliss - Well, I'm sure you only need to take a quick peek at my card to see which song has inspired my creation! All the elements are from the Here Comes Christmas CD and I've added some glittery punched snowflakes and a bit of dry embossing with a snowflake folder together with some inking to showcase my favourite snowman.

JAN: Well, it just had to be done! If I mention Rudolph - do I need to say any more! I've also used the 'Here Comes Christmas' CD to print papers, sentiments and the gorgeous little reindeer to make my card. Added embellishments from my stash include some kraft card for layering, a piece of blue polkadot ribbon and a die-cut snowflake to which I added crystal glitter. Oh, and don't forget a little red gem for Rudolph's nose. All together now - 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer', I think you know the rest!

Shell-My card this time uses the new Gingerbread Twist Studio 12 CD rom. I have been inspired by one my Favourite Robbie Williams song's Angels..I have coloured the beautiful image with copics and promarkers.



Claire - Oh Jan great minds and all that. Yes Rudolph and his red nose is with us again this time from the lovely Gingerbread Twist Studio 12 Cd along with paper and sentiment from the same cd. Just some added doodling and stickles!

NJ Well a happy hello from me. I have chosen a Christmas song that I always listen to every year. I have used the Here Comes Christmas CD. My card shows the song 'Frosty The Snowman'. I've inked the background with distress ink and used a snowflake punch and finished with stickles.

Ruth:  Well, I've gone for 'O Christmas Tree' but I would rather be dreaming of a White Christmas!  The wonderful papers and image are from the new Studio 12 Picknix Collection cd - Gingerbread Twist.  Snowflake has been made by layering vellum and left over scraps of paper with foam pads - Marianne Creatable die - and then adding pearls to the centre.  Ribbon is from my stash.

Claire - I used the Here Come Christmas CD for the papers and image. Rudolph has been covered with flock, had his antlers glittered and nose Glossy Accented. The wreath as been made from various die cuts.

Patty - For my card I used one of the Gingerbread boy image from the Gingerbread twist CD I found them so adorable and love the toasted colour!!  And so many images  to mix them with… this CD is one of my FAV for now!!
Since the challenge theme was a Christmas song – this card reminded me of the jingle bells song but it did not match so I started listening to Christmas songs and the We wish you a Merry Christmas song was perfect!
So I added the lyrics as a border at the bottom…. I love bows so I thought it was the perfect embellishment to finish this card….. I love how it turned out!!! What do you think?

So there you have your inspiration and isn't it all fabulous! You have until 12 noon on 30 September to enter and please do make sure you check the rules first.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Week 37 - Ice Cream Colours

Welcome to another Polka Doodles challenge! The theme this week is Ice Cream Colours - something to remind you of summer (or rather the rain for the UK!)
Before we have a look at the Design Team samples, we need to announce the top three from Challenge 35 which was 'Flowers'.   We had a wonderful number of entries and its been difficult to choose a top three, but without further ado they are:
First Place: Amanda Davis - Please use verification code PD1W3735
Second Place: Suzi
Third Place: Jayne

Congratulations to you all! Amanda, please email Nikky for your prize and you can all grab your blinkies from the sidebar.  Please remember to put your verification code and the challenge week in the subject field on your email. For all prize winners, you must use the code given above to claim your prize otherwise we cannot release it.
We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blog:
1. Please follow the challenge theme!

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 linky tool - 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 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 ends on Sunday 23 September at 12noon GMT.

Now onto the Design Team creations!

Ruth:  Mine is raspberry ripple - a throw back to my childhood!  I've used a fab Emma Canning digi - Millie Birthday and coloured her with Promarkers.  Papers are from a Polkadoodle cd although I'll do and sit on the naughty step as I can't remember which cd!  X cut dies have been used and a swirly one from Marianne Creatables.  The felt roses (which are not quite that fluorescent in real life) have been cut with a Memory Box Die.  A bit of faux stitching and its all done!


Norine - Mmmm...you had me at ice cream!  I did this card in Neopolitan colors.  Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.  My favorite flavor when I was a kid!  The brown dot paper is from the Pretty Tuff cd, the pink paper is from the Sugarplum Daisy cd and the image is from the Pretty Sweet cd.  Fiskars punch, CheeryLyn and Spellbinders dies from my stash.


Lucy~ The ice cream I was thinking of was raspberry ripple! So I tried to incorporate those colours! The backing papers are from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD Rom, the digi image is from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. Coloured with Pro Markers and Flexi Markers.


Miria I'm Italian, ice-cream is very popular in our country. I made this card thinking about chocolate and walnut flavours, mmm! The coloured stampie and papers are from cd Pretty Sweet and the sentiment is from Double Sprinkles of Kraft. Enjoy!


Clare - Yum! chocolate and strawberry are my ice creams of choice!!!!!. I have made something a little different this week but still ties in with some yummy norty foods!!!. I have made a chocolate card. It makes a really nifty pressie which combines a card and gift in one. I have used Paper Boutique 111 for the gorgeous polka dot paper and Picknix Collection 1 for the images. I have used Martha Stewart punches and the chocolate bar is from Tesco!!!!



Fliss - Bet you didn't think you'd see a Christmas card here which came about because my favourites are coffee ice cream and raspberry sorbet, both perfect for a Christmas creation. My card uses the cute little robin, papers and sentiment all from the fab Here Comes Christmas CD, prettied up with some pinked edges and glitter card.



Good luck, please don't forget our rules and the challenge ends on Sunday 23 September at 12noon GMT.  We seem to be having a few problems with the Linky tool but it still works although no picture will be displayed - we're working on rectifying it!


Friday, 7 September 2012

Week 36 - What's The Word Bird?

Hello folks, Friday is here yet again so it's time for a new challenge here on Polka Doodles.The theme for this week is What's The Word Bird? A great theme for you to get ahead with those Christmas creations!

We're hoping that you caught Nikky's shows on Create and Craft last Saturday with the launch of the brand new Studio 12 Picknix Collection 2 CD - Gingerbread Twist. If you missed it then pop over to the Creative Team Blog for some stunning samples, if you did see it you'll find some fabulous inspiration there anyway!

Before we have a look at the Design Team samples, we need to announce the top three from Challenge 34 which was 'Stitching'. You all rocked this challenge but unfortunately we can only have 3 winners. The lucky ladies are: 
First Place: - Deanne @ Three Trees - Please use verification code PD1W3634
Second Place: - Susan Martin
Third Place: - E. T.

Congratulations to you all! Deanne, please email Nikky for your prize and you can all grab your blinkies from the sidebar.
Please remember to put your verification code and the challenge week in the subject field on your email. For all prize winners, you must use the code given above to claim your prize otherwise we cannot release it.


We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blog:

1. Please follow the challenge theme!

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 linky tool - 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 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 Design Team inspiration which we're sure you'll love as there are some very varied creations here, even with the number of robins on show!

NJ - I have made my card this week using the Candy Doodles Collector's Edition CD I printed the birds on the tree and coloured using Letraset Promarkers I printed the bird backing paper to fit the card blank and cut the edges with scalloped scissors. I have used a Marianne Design Die but I wanted to use the negative just to be different!LOL

Fabiola- For my project I have created a card with an image from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, the papers are also from the same collection. I have colored my image with Promarkers, I added some flowers, a feather, brads and pom pom trim from my stash.

Fliss - My card for this week is one of the samples I made for Nikky using elements all from the brand new and gorgeous Studio 12 Picknix Collection 2 - Gingerbread Twist CD. I just adore this gorgeous robin and made him pop by inking the edges with Black Soot Distress ink and added more inking and embossing for added texture. All details of how I made the card are on my blog.

Kitty -For my card i have used the fabby new Studio12 CD - Gingerbread Twist! I designed it in in CraftArtist and made some elements (the bow & robin) 3d with foam pads. Traditonal & simple.

Claire - I've made a simple stepper card using the fantastic Here Comes Christmas CD and the image Snow Race by Emma Canning. The images have all been coloured with Promarkers. I drew an igloo onto card and then simply cut some "ice blocks" from card, inked the edges with Distress Inks and shaped them with an embossing tool before mounting onto my sketch with Pinflair Glue. The snowdrifts are of course torn paper that has been inked with DI's. To finish I ran Stickles Glitter Glue along the edges of the blocks and snowdrifts.

Claire : Oh my! I just love the new Christmas cd from Nikky - Here comes Christmas, jam packed with festive gorgeousness. How about this adorable Robin and lovely tree just so lovely! Coloured with Promarkers and some lovely Stampendous shaved ice for the snow.

Shell- For my card this week I've used the brill Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 and have used the In The Garden section. The bird houses have been coloured with copics. I then simply added a few pearls and some ribbon.


You have until 12 noon on Sunday 16 September to enter and please don't forget to check the rules. Good luck!

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Friday, 31 August 2012

Week 35 - Flowers

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge!  If you've not already had a look at our two (yes two!) Design Team calls then have a look at this post here, but be quick - Flat Friends ends today (31 August) but the Polkadoodle call is open until 19 September.

And if that is not enough excitement, you can catch the launch of the brand new Picknix Collection - Gingerbread Twist with Nikky on Saturday at 10am and 4pm on Create and Craft.  And with a name like Gingerbread Twist, I bet you can't guess what theme it will be!!!

Before we have a look at the Design Team samples, we need to announce the top three from Challenge 33 which was 'Tags':
First Place: Eva's Scraproom - Please use verification code PD1W3533
Second Place:  Karen L
Third Place:   Jayne

Congratulations to you all! Eva's Scraproom please email Nikky for your prize and you can all grab your blinkies from the sidebar.  Please remember to put your verification code and the challenge week in the subject field on your email. For all prize winners, you must use the code given above to claim your prize otherwise we cannot release it.
This week the challenge theme is FLOWERS and the closing date for entries is Sunday 9 September at 12noon GMT. 

We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blog:

1. Please follow the challenge theme!

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 linky tool - 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 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

Onto the Design Team samples:

Ruth:  I've gone for an old favourite - Paper Boutique Vol 1, cut out all the different flowers and layered them up how I wanted.  I've added stickles to the edges of the petals plus seed beads for the centres.  I've also added some ribbon from my stash and die cut letters and numbers.



Norine - This was a fun card to make, printing the digi and then paper piecing as well as Copic coloring!  The papers and teacup image are from the Sugarplum Daisy cd and the butterfly is a Marianne's die.  The sentiment is from the Pretty Tuff cd and punched with a Fiskars scallop punch.  Prima flowers and Maya Road pins from my stash.


Shary - I've made an Xmas card incorporating some flowers. I've used papers, sentiment and image from the brand new Here Comes Christmas CD.  I've used the Marianne Designs Snowflake Circle to frame the image.

Lucy ~ This week I decided to make a calendar for my ma. The background is painted but the digi image is from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. Coloured with Pro Markers & Flexi Markers. The flowers were made using papers from the Sugarplum Daisy CD Rom, cut out using Marianne Design Creatables as was the swirl design.


Miria I made a quick card printing and cutting out these gorgeous flowers from cd Candy Doodles collectors  edition and use a paper and sentiment from the same collection, the birdcage is a Marianne Design die. I just added a ribbon and halfpearls as a final touch.


Clare - This week I have made a card using the Here Comes Christmas CD. I have decorated the card inside and out and layered the images. I have used the pretty Marianne poinsettia dies and layered them using Bazzill cardstock. I have used Red Berry Doodle Dew drops to the centre of the poinsettia. Finally for the inside I have used Spellbinders Labels One Nestability and a peel off from my stash.


 

Good luck with the challenge - closing date is Sunday 9 September at 12noon GMT and don't forget our rules!