Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Studio 12 - Coming Up Daisies!

Hello everyone, it's Fliss here today a little later than planned but here at last with my inspiration for February which is a little piece of home decor in the form of a heart shaped daisy wreath which came about with a certain romantic day now almost here.


I re-sized and printed out the pretty bright daisies from the Heavenly Garden Collection on the first Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD. I then cut these out (something to do while you're watching TV or listening to the radio!) then inked all the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.
I die cut a large heart shape from an A4 sheet of acetate and then cut out the centre with one of the smaller dies in the set. I then added the daisies with foam tape and a piece of wired ribbon at the top to hang it up. Simples!

Hope you like this and do keep an eye out for the next Studio 12 creation which will be coming your way really soon.
Fliss xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Studio 12 -Vintage Valentine

Hi all, Miria  here with a new project for Studio 12.
I decorated the front page of a photo album: I used images, frame and papers from Picknix collection 1 ; I coloured the woman with Distress and added Glossy Accents: I "freezed" it to create craquelè effect.
I stitched one paper in the corner and added buttons and two dies from Marianne Designs.
Hope you'll like it. Have a nice Sunday, Miria x




Friday, 8 February 2013

Week 6 Challenge - Valentine Love

It's Friday again so time for another Polkadoodle challenge!!  We've added a sticky post to the top of the blog with all the current challenge details on and with an easy click and find - that way you don't need to scroll through all the posts to find us!

Mind you, there have been some rather fantastic Studio 12 Projects during the week - its amazing how different the design team sees the image that Nikky draws and creates!  And don't forget that February is Fabulous here at Polkadoodles because all the cd's are £9.99 each!!!  Go on - treat yourself to a Valentine gift!!

Which leads me rather nicely into this weeks challenge!  See what I did there?!  The theme this week is:

Valentine Love

So come on - show us what you can do!

Before we move on to the Design Team samples, I need to announce the winners from Challenge 4 - Monochrome / Monochromatic.

First Place:  Claire C - you've won a copy of the Colour Therphy DVD!  Please use the code PD1W0604
Second Place: Sue Bearhouse - you've won a download bundle!  Please use the code PD2W0604
Third Place: Chrissy - you've won a download bundle!  Please use the code PD3W0604

Congratulations to you all.  Please email Nikky and don't forget to quote your winners code - we cannot release prizes without 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 Polkadoodles
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 off word verification especially as the comment moderation has a spam section.

The deadline for the challenge is Sunday 17 February at 12noon GMT.  Good luck!  The first placed winner from this challenge wins a copy of the Picknix 1 cd.  Second and third place wins a download bundle each!



Ruth:  I've rediscovered the Love and Cherish cd and I printed one of the images onto my card base.  I then used a fancy die to cut it out and also for a layer behind (I cut it in two so it would stretch!)  I've inked the edges and added some half pearls from my stash.




Lucy ~ When I saw this theme, I knew instantly I wanted to use this digi image. This girl is definitely in love! I made this art journal tag with ink sprays. I then stamped the flowers from the Flutterfly fairies stamps on to the back ground, and on to the lovely papers from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. I then cut them out stuck them on. I also used the papers for the hearts.




Clare - I have made a telescopic card for the challenge this week. I have used papers, images and sentiment from the gorgeous Cherryblossom Lane CD. I coloured the images with Flexmarkers and added Silver Stickles Glitter Glue for decoration. I have used Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies for the shape of my card.





Lou: One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to do more stamping and incorporate it more in to my crafting. So this week I have used the fabby "Wonderland" stamp set to create my card. The doily has been over stamped with the "Queen of Hearts" sentiment and then the sentiment has been stamped seperately. The handcut hearts, border strip and Marianne butterfly diecut, have been stamped with the dog-tooth check. I have only used one ink colour; Tattered Rose distress ink. The card has been further embellished with mica flakes, rose ribbon, gems and silver flourish diecuts.


Margaret - I had to think outside the box and not use red and white this year.... I used this lovely image and lovely lacy backing paper from the PRETTY SWEET cd , the flowers are from the CANDY DOODLES cd...they all match in colour....and some CARD CANDI for the centre of the flowers...


JAN:  I wanted to do something different for this challenge and have gone for a very 'clean and simple' looking Valentine card in contemporary colours.  The hearts (and paper used for the lacy border) are both printed from the 'Cherryblossom Lane' CD with a little added ribbon from my stash.  The word 'Valentine' was printed on my pc before I assembled the card.



Pinky -  I used an insert from CHERRYBLOSSOM LANE for my base. I also used the hearts from this cd, printed off in two sizes to layer up. The alphabet came from  STUDIO 12 PICKNIX and the cute little boy digi stamp came from PRETTY TUFF. He is coloured with PROMARKERSI finised it off with some DOODLE DEWDROPS in Berry Red and inked the edges with a cerise PROMARKER. I followed this through on the inside which you can see on my blog.


Lizzie - I got carried away and made two cards !!! I used the LOVE AND CHERISH CD.... Oh boy its gorgeous, hence the two cards ! I was so spoilt for choice ! It was purely time available that stopped me from making more !!


The first card I made was a very clean and simple one. I used a paper from the Boundless Love section,some ribbon and a Diamante Buckle. The second card I made I used papers from The Two of us and Cherish sections of the Cd. Image and paper ribbon from The two of us Section. I also used Marianne dies for the hearts and leaves. Added a few flowers, some Stickles glitter glue and voila !



Kim - I got well and truly carried away with the gorgeous Cherryblossom Lane CD and used one of the cute digi stamps from the CD, coloured with Promarkers and finished off with Glossy Accents. The backing papers and sentiment are also from the CD and I've added Marianne die cut hearts.



Anne - I've used three CD's for my card this week.  The papers are from Sugar Birdies, image and embellies are from Sundae of Seasons and the sentiment is from Sugar Plum Daisy.  How's that for mixing and matching? 


Shell-for my card this time I have used a gorjuss Emma Canning digi stamp that I have coloured with my copics. The papers are from the Studio 12 picknix cd , I just added some ribbon from my stash and a computer generated sentiment to finish it.

Kitty - I used a lovely Emma Canning Digi Stamp and teamed this up with some lovely papers from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I simply added some ribbon and rhinestones.

Eva - I used a cute image from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I coloured it in with Pro Markers. The hearts are from the same CD. I used white and red card stock and added some pink and white stick on pearls. The sentiment is stamped with my mini alphabet stamp set from Hampton Arts.

 
Anjie The image is from the Pretty Tuff CD and coloured with ProMarkers. The papers and alpha are from the Magical Winter part 2 CD. I've matted the papers onto Kraft card and I've added a few stamped hearts, some die cuts and heart shaped buttons. I've also added some faux stitching.


 
Good luck and don't forget our rules!  The challenge ends at 12noon on Sunday 17 February.


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Studio 12 - Ring Me Anytime

A bit of a quick post from me today as i have 101 things to do and get done :)
Here is my latest creation i have made for Studio 12, a funky retro card...
I designed the main part of the card on craft artist using elements from Welcome Home on Picknix Vol 1 CD Rom. I also printed out another telephone so i could 3d it. I printed the sentiments and snipped the ends into fishtails. Perfect to send to a friend who is having a hard time and you just want them to know your there for them, cos we all need a friend to listen from time to time!

Catch you all soon :)
Kitty xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Wall art

Hello all it Anjie here with todays Studio 12 make.
I bought some cheap canvases a while ago and decided to use one for todays project. I printed out some papers, sentiments and images from the Studio 12 CD Picknix Collection 1. I cut them all up and inked around the edges of everything with a blue distress ink pad. I then printed out my surname in one of the lovely alphas from the CD, and again inked around the edges. I used a PVA glue to stick everything in place, then added a bit of lace, a clock die cut and some flowers and gems. Lastly I added some faux stictching around the edges.

Once our new extension is built this will be hung on the wall in there.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Week 5 - Lots Of Layers + Pink and Red

Good morning folks, Friday is here again but before we go on to the details of this weeks challenge, we have some news for you.
Our Nikky is on Create and Craft TV at 10am and 4pm on Saturday 2nd February (that's tomorrow!!!) so make sure you check it out as she has something lovely to show you! Definitely not one to miss so do set the recorder if you can't watch at the time so you can put your feet up with a cuppa when you have a spare hour later on.

Now we need to announce the winners from the Week 3 challenge - Stitching With Lace and you created the most gorgeous entries but there can only be 3 winners and here they are:

1st Place - Lynda  - you win a £30 Goodie bag and please use the code PD1W0503 to claim your prize
2nd Place - Debbie Johns  - you win a Hoots Download Bundle and please use the code PD2W0503
3rd Place - Chrissy  - you also win a Hoots Download Bundle and please use the code PD3W0503

Congratulations to you all.  Please email Nikky and don't forget to quote your winners code - we cannot release prizes without 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 Polkadoodles
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 off word verification especially as the comment moderation has a spam section.


Now for the challenge and this week we would like to see your creations with:

Lots Of Layers Plus Pink And Red

You don't want to miss this opportunity to make any necessary Valentines as the prizes are the latest Cherry Blossom CD - a definite must! You have until 12 noon on Sunday 10 February to enter and now here's some fabulous inspiration from our Design Team to get you going.

Asha - The gorgeous papers for this card came from the Sugar Birdies - the first ever Polka Doodles CD. The image and sentiment are from the latest CD called Cherryblossom Lane. Isn't great when you can mix and match the CDs so beautifully? Kept my embellishments to a minimum: sheer ribbon and bow which I stained with red distress ink and a couple of red bling from my stash.


Anjie I made this weeks card for Mrs Polka Doodles' birthday. The papers are from the fabulous Studio 12 CD Picknix collection 1. I've printed them onto printable canvas to give some texture, frayed the edges and layered onto red card and kraft card. The cute image is from the new Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I've added some Marianne D diecuts, some flowers and gems. Everything is distressed with a red distress ink. Finally I've added some faux stitching.


Fliss I've made a rather romantic card this week inspired by those colours and love is definitely blooming lol. The papers and all the other elements come from the latest Cherryblossom Lane CD. I covered my card blank and added layers of panels all distressed with an emery board and inked fuchsia pink. I hand cut my hearts using paper patterns, embossing one red pearl heart with a hearts folder and layering the second one up with a lovely sentiment printed on pink stripy paper and cut to a heart shape. I finished off with a decoupaged rose.


Astrid  I have made a card with red and pink with a beautiful stamp of Polka Doodles, called
Babsie You will find her in the shop. Also with the text. The edge at the bottom comes from  the  Cherryblossom Lane CD. The flowers are handmade. And the cute little hearts from my local store.


Sally - I have made this cute card with an image, sentiments and papers from Cherry Blossom Lane CD Rom. I love all the papers on this CD Rom.  I cut him out and mounted him on a Spellbinder die which I embossed first, dusted it with pan pastels and inked the edges. Backed the papers on red cardstock and created a background.


Karon - I have used a couple of CD's to make my card this week.  First there is Winnie, from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD,  I coloured her with my alcohol markers and popped her up, as well as the flowers.  The patterned papers came from the new Cherry Blossom Lane CD and I have layered them up on some red card stock.  I added a little bit of tulle and a button to finish off.

Alethea - I found this theme a bit of a challenge as I'm not a fan of red and pink together so it's not
totally red and pink like some of the other cards. My images and papers are from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD and the sentiment is from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD. I used this gorgeous pre-coloured image and layered it on a spellbinders die, then finished the card with buttons, flowers, pearls and ribbon and some kindyglitz for a bit of sparkle!!
  
Monica - Usually I don´t use red and pink together. I think it´s hard to match them in the same project and this week was really a challenge to me. But at the end of the journey, I really liked it. I made my card this week using these two CD's: Cherry Blossom Lane CD (I love all the papers on this CD) and Studio 12 CD Picknix collection 1. Everything is distressed with brown makeup. The flower was my creation, some laces and rustic strings,  and a gem to finalize it. And as always, I wrote with my own handwriting the sentiment. Have a great week and good luck. xxx


Miria  I made this big tag using gorgeous Alice in Wonderland stamp set, you can find it on offer in the shop now :) I dabbed the manila cardstock with Distress, sprayed with water, let dry and stamped. I coloured all the images with Distress as well and cut them out. To give dimension I add some corrugated paper, die cuts and a bottle cap with a button



Anne  This week I played with the new Cherryblossom Lane CD.  This is my new favourite so all I've added was a little red ink around the edges and some bakers twine to finish the card.


Lidia  For my card this week I've used the cute fairy Maggie combined with some bright polka dot paper from the Sundae of Seasons CD . I added a glittery heart and button bow to embellish my creation.


Patty  I used a girl from Pretty Sweet CD.  My card  has 3 layers of white, red and pink and I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the girl. This is a birthday card for a little girl.


You have until 12 noon on Sunday 10 February to enter and good luck!

Lots of Layers Plus Pink and Red
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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Studio 12 card

Morning to you all this is my first post over here, I am sharing with you a card I have made using the first Studio 12  Picknix collection 1 Cd.

I love these shabby chic papers and I have a soft spot for all things sewing, so I have layered up elements from the CD and then cut out and layered up the manequin, tape measure and spools of threads. Pop over here to my blog for more details.

have  great day

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Pretty Things

Hi everyone,

JAN here today with the Studio 12 post, it seems ages since I posted on here - hope you are liking our new format combining the two blogs :)

I have something a little different today using the 'All Sewn Up' section of the 'Picknix - Volume 1' CD.  Here's what I made using just one image and one piece of paper ...


Further details of how this was made and what products I used can be found on my blog HERE.

Have a great day,
Hugz, Jan xx

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Handmade With Love

Today i have a fun & fast project to show you. This is actually a valentines bookmark i made although it could actually be for any occasion really. Perfect if you give someone a book :)
I designed the whole project on Craft Artist using various elements from Picknix Volume 1. As it is a bookmark it needed to be pretty flat as i am one of those people who hates bent pages in books, i like them all flat nice and new! So all i did was print it out as it was then layer it onto another paper. I then added some pink twine to give it a more homemade rustic feel to it.

Hope you like my project today :)
Kitty xx

Friday, 25 January 2013

Week 4 - Monochrome / Monochromatic

It's Friday so that can only mean a new Polkadoodle challenge!

Before we do though, it is our absolute pleasure to welcome some lovely new talents to the Design Team this week! We are very excited and thrilled to introduce you to 
Lizzie, Margaret, Pinky and Kim 
- these ladies are uber talented and are going to be bringing you some fantastic creations, starting off this week!...

This week the challenge theme is:

Monochrome (black and white) 
or Monochromatic (shades of one colour)

Before we get to the Design Team inspiration, we need to announce the winners from our Week 2 Blog Hop. We had some wonderful entries

First place - Cindy - you win 3 Downloads and please use the code PD1W0402 to claim your prize.
Second place - Carla - you win 2 Downloads and please use the code PD2W0402
Third place - Craftybit - you win a Downloads and please use the code PD3W0402

Congratulations to you all.  Please email Nikky and don't forget to quote your winners code - we cannot release prizes without 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 Polkadoodles
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 off word verification especially as the comment moderation has a spam section.


The deadline for the challenge is Sunday 3 February at 12noon GMT.  Good luck!  The winner of this challenge will win a Colour Therapy DVD and two runner ups will win a download each!

Ruth:  I've taken a trip back in time and used Sugar Birdies for my inspiration!  I printed the butterflies out then cut them out (adding stickles to the outer edge) and layered it onto another circle card base.  To make the scalloped edges I punched out lots of black hearts and layered them so you can just see the top bits!  A few pearls here and there and some ribbon from my stash.


Anne I opted used 'In The Garden' from Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 for my card this week.
 Layered it all up in my graphics programe, fiddled with it, fiddled some more then printed it out and stuck it onto a card front.  I then added a little bit of stickles to some of the petals and the job was done.


Margaret-   I have used Flowers and sentiments from the  Sugar Birdies CD and the image is from Back to nature   "shake a tail feather " section, as is the backing paper which I have grey scaled before printing. I have used the Mariannedesigns open flowers LR 0133 and card candie "Ritz" and then sprayed the lot with a bit of bling.



Lucy ~ I printed this Polkadoodle paper off AGES ago and have been dying to use it. So for this theme I thought it was perfect. I have kept in quite simple. The stamped sentiment is from the Sensational Sentiment stamp set.


Anjie It's not often I do black and white for a monochrome challenge but thought I would this time.
The image and papers are from my fave Polka Doodles CD the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition. I've coloured the image using Copics and ProMarkers. I've made flowers using the Marianne D Creatables LR0162 die, using a circle punch and have also made my own ribbon flowers. I've also used a border punch, a bit of lace and a bow from my stash.


Shell- for my card this week I wanted to go vintage, so I used tones of brown for the Monochrome theme. The stamps is from PPC 4, I used only 7 copics from the E family to colour the image, the papers are from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, I then added a few pearls and flowers to finish off the card.



Clare - I have made a tea light holder card for my project this week. The gorgeous papers, images and sentiment is from the brand new Cherryblossom Lane CD. I have added Silver Stickles Glitter Glue on the butterfly wings and the centres of the flowers. 



JAN:  I have made a card for my monochrome themed project this week.  The paper, sentiment and gorgeous flowers are all from the 'All Around and Everywhere' CD. I have used some of the flowers on their own and layered the big one up, adding some ink and a bit of glitter around the edges for extra effect.


Eva - I have used this cute image from the new Cherry Blossom Lane CD. The flowers are also from there. I coloured these in Pro Markers and added some glitz with a Sakura pen. I used plain black and white cardstock and added a couple of black stick on pearls. The sentiment was stamped with my mini alphabet stamp set from Hampton Arts.


Lou - I have used images and papers from the "Not for Girls" CD and tried (!) to create a male themed card. I have even added some mica flakes to highlight the skulls, motorbike lights and the main topper. Card has been finished with some man string, skull and grommits ... lol


Lizzie For my card  I have used the CD Not for girlsa Marianne die for the leaves called Open Flowers. I made the flowers, used some ribbon and glitter glue from my stash! Hope you like it!!!


Kitty - I decided to go with an all pink theme! All the elements on this card are from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I simply added some twine, a button and pearls..oh and some glitter!


Good luck with the challenge - deadline is Sunday 3 February at 12noon GMT!  And please remember our rules!