Thursday, 28 May 2009

7 busy busy days and we have a winner...

WoW! We would all just like to say a massive thanks to everyone for their mega fab comments on the last sketch, we're all bowled over by the amazing response we've had to the site and how many of you have loved what we're doing - we knew we were onto a winner and you've all proved it, so a HUUUGE thanks to you all. So, our first challenge was last week and you gave us a hard time choosing from the fab entries - there were sooo many it kept us all busy for most of the week. I got blog dizzy at one point, I was flipping around t'interweb like a spider on acid. I've also been told off by DH for spending too much time a la blogger.com instead of work, but he can go twizzle on a sharp stick.
Anyway, Team Doodle has selected our Top 3 winners from the long list of lush creations and comments and it really was very difficult, there is a wealth of talent out there ladies (and men, none of you could be bothered to enter so why should you get a mentch!) We also considered the entries which were a titchy bit late too, seeing as it was the first one ;)


So without further ado, tadaaaahhhh drum roll pleeeeeeese..............

our Top 3 doodlers this week are....

Our No 1 Winner is:
Lou at ...........Loopy Lou

Our No 2 Winner is:
Lynda at........Lynda Loves Crafting

and our No 3 Winner is:
Linda at.........Slice of Life

A massive congrats to the 3 ladies involved who all made fabulous cards, they are now awarded our special, coveted Polka Doodle award blinkies which are only given to challenge winners,
plus they will receive a fab prize too.
(Ladies, please email me at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk for your prizes and blinkies!)

So, if you want to get some spesh blog bling for yourself then you need to get cracking with our next sketch, and here it is (of course you are welcome to use our general blinkie in the sidebar) ...

Now, it amazes me how things are interpreted differently and this week's DT are a great example of that. My loverly girls have excelled this week as I'm sure you'll agree. So, get making and we look forward to seeing your creations. You need to follow the sketch and can use whatever you wish for this one but please link back to the sketch here. Please see the general rules in the sidebar for submissions. To submit your entries please leave a comment under this post with your link to your entry - closing date is Wednesday so come on, get posting!!!

Team Doodle have all been using the Sugar Birdies CD which is still available for pre-order at a super bargain price so make sure you get yours...

Created by Freddie FooFoo...Well I hate to ruin my rep for being a last minute Annie (who?) & in time honoured tradition this was made during BGT as I'm trying to upload the challenge! Every room in our house is seriously like Mr Trebus' house at the mo so it's a case of use what's to hand. So it was just paper from theSugar Birdies CD and a little stash of buttons I came across on the shelf. I don't think I like this card much I have to say, something's missing but time and the inability to sift through a million boxes for an embellie restricted me. I got a bit carried away with the distressing and ink, tore the flower petals and added a few doodles to the papers to show anyone can doodle - this is dead scruffy as you can see! I cut three paper buttons up and concertina'd them into a circle for the centre of the flower, this works really well with patterned paper too. As a quick fix tip for buttons, instead of faffing arbout trying to thread them up, just snip tiny strands of paper and push it through the buttonholes - MUCH quicker & you always have a matching colour.

created by Krista....This is such a cute card, Krista's interpretation of the sketch is cool and she always uses such bright "poppy" colours - the cake is good enough to eat!Created by Michelle...A fab colourful card - sunshine indeed! Like the way Michelle has used her brads and gems here...
Created by Kath...


Created by Maggie...
This is a really pastel-y soft card - love the double scallop and the yummy ricrac, with lots of glitter....
All things pink and delish with this stunning beauty from our Lou - we all loved the layering here on the cupcake that's added a fab effect and real dimension, need to cardlift this idea for the future methinks! Also, note rotation of the little squares, it reminds me of a little dinky noticeboard...


Well, Saskia's pulled this inspired creation out of the bag this week and we all love it...an adorable gift for anyone, so much thought and effort has gone into this and really love how she turned the sketch totally around...she's actually made this with Flower Labels for a budding gardener and the little label is flower seeds - how CUTE!...


Created by Enfys...
She never lets you down, our En! A truly scrumptious card, that cake looks good enough to eat right now. En's used the scallop from the CD templates and cut it in black with a white centre for drama, then glittered the cake icing by running it through her Xyron first. The cherries have been topped with Glossy Accents/Diamond Glaze/Anita's (whichever floats your boat) and they are glistening away tempting me to eat them. Wonder if they smell like Maroschino cherries! Hmm, shaken not stirred please barman!...
Now our Sue is a new blogger and she ain't half bad is she!...apparently she doesn't normally do girly cards but this is a little cracker we think, who doesn't like that pink and black combo?...here she's used the swirly text paper from the CD and has mounted the "HI" alphabet onto some black card for a bit of contrast, with a gem for the dot. Faberooni, Sue...

As always, J thinks out of the box although she's waay too modest and we all love this stunner of a father's day card with her 2 little poppets smiling away. Jo's a fellow doodler like yours truly and we are on a joint mish to get the world doodling on their cards so we demand you have a go! Liking the scallop edged card here too - don't forget if you don't have any nestabilities etc you can always get those scallop edged scissors out that you bought years ago and have never used!


Created by Lakul...
Another scrummy cherry-fest this week, at one point we thought everyone had popped a cherry card out (mwahhahah) ooer... great colours here too using the cherry papers and Stampies from the CD and look at that funky hand stitching, it looks VERY creative! My tip is when doing hand stitching or faux stitching - just don't even TRY to make it straight as it will look wonky when you're done. If you leave it wonky it looks intentional anyway and just looks arty instead. Not that Kerry's stitching is wonky, she did this on purpoise...also note the way she's attached the ribbon to the frame as well, very subtle but a fab detail...


Created by Ruth
And what a little belter she has made for us! Love the bright colours on this card and Ruth's great use of the flowers. The addition of glitter on the wings of the little birdies is a gorgeous finishing touch.
So dear bloggers, these are our creations for this week and Sketch 2 and I think you will agree that Team Doodle outdid itself! I think the girls need to watch it here, looking at these lovelies we might be peaking a bit too soon, we need to keep some ideas in reserve!!! So we hope you're going to join in with this sketch, there are huge possibilities with this one and we can't wait to see what you do with it!

And if you don't want to join in the sketch don't forget to find the post for the blog candy and leave us a comment to be in with a chance of winning some stash.
ttfn doodlers! xx