Thursday, 2 July 2009

Another week - Another challenge.......

It's Enfys here this week - the team decided to let Nikky off the hook since she has been busy signing autographs, being interviewed for Hello and OK magazines, and being mobbed in the street. Did you see her live show? Wasn't she a breath of fresh air? We are so proud of her here at the Polkadoodley headquarters. Well done Nikky. If you missed it, they are repeating the show a few times over the weekend, so check Create and Craft online to get the times

Thanks to you all who took part in last week's challenge, we had a hard time as usual deciding the winners, but here they are:

in third place -


and in joint first place



Bohemian Gypsy

Well done to you all. Email Nikky and she will be in touch

So on to this week. The team all used the cherry papers/elements from the Sugar Birdie CD, and had to make a card with a hidden element. So this is what we challenge you to do this week

Make a card/project with any fruit on it, and have a hidden element somewhere on your project

So here is your peek at what the DT came up with...

Here's Lou's card for this week, isn't it just cherry-licious? I love the way she photographed it outside on grass as well, makes it look so fresh

this photo shows how the little hidden element pulls out.......

and here it is, the sweetest little tag, it's really dimensional too, Lou used three layers of popdots on this

TipTop (Ruth) got the inspiration for her card from a one arm bandit, how clever is that?

The cherries swing back to reveal the jackpot.............

.................this ultra-yummy cupcake

well, you could just eat it couldn't you? She distressed the edges of her circles using a dried up black ink pad that had just enough juice left in to do the job. Looks great.....

Here's Kath, who in her usual fabulous way, has produced a fun, simple and stylish card that's totally 0n-trend. Don't you love the bold lettering? The sweet little velvet ribbon unties to reveal...........
the sweetest of messages!

Here's Kerry's lovely offering this week. She made an extra card attached to the front, and cunningly matched it into the background, using a clear acetate photo anchor and a cherry red brad to hold it in place........

and on the inside, here's Polly - lots of clever features in this card

Just look at this tin that Saskia made, full of cherry decorated coasters, Wouldn't this be a great pressie to take with you instead of a bottle of wine and flowers to thank a hostess - well, okay then, you can take the vino, just leave the flowers behind and take the gorgeous little tin

Two treats from Saskia this week, look at all the detail on her beautifully crafted card. Don't the cherries look yummy in the middle of that huge flower? Her hidden element is a 'card within a card', so a lovely surprise for the lucky person who receives this one

Here's mine. I cut a cherry shaped card using my Cricut machine and the Hello Kitty cartridge, and added diamond glaze to the cherries to make them nice and glossy, then popped a little ladybird tag on. Oddly enough, the card does stand quite nicely on it's own little rounded bottom..

I lined the back of the card with Sugar Birdies cherry paper in case Nikky told me off for not using enough polkadoodly goodies...........

and my hidden element - I cut two extra cherries and hinged them with a brad so that they swing open to reveal the birthday message

So that's it for this week, I am totally exhausted and off to M & S for a kilo bag of those huge sweet cherries they sell at huge prices - hey, I deserve it. So I'll leave you to do your fruity cards, and I am making a personal plea to you all to enter this week, otherwise everyone will think it's me being a rubbish blog cheerleader. You have until midday on Wednesday (7.00 am EST if you are in the USA) Team doodle will see you all later in the week when we come by to admire your work.

Have fun! xx


  1. Wow, can't believe I'm the first. Really creative challenge this week. Thank you DT!
    Great job on all your beautiful cards.

    HERE is my entry for this week.

  2. Here is my entry - the watermelon is from Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. The embossing is from Sizzix. The hidden sentiment is from a StudioG stamp. I had fun creating this card.

  3. Oh the DT is at it again - wonderful projects completed by all.

    Here's my idea!


  4. Great challenge ... love the design team projects.
    Here's my card!

  5. Okay, so sorry, here's a link that might actually work:


  6. What fun! Great cards by the Dt as always! Yes I loved the TV debut - so project is here definitely a challenge - thanks! Cheers Claire x

  7. great challenge :o) fabulous dt work ladies

    my notebook is here


    Amanda xx

  8. The challenge was a lot of fun this week. I used a play on the word pear for the card I made. I hope everyone enjoys! Here’s my entry


  9. omg , i loved this challenge once i got my head round the hidden element. i made a fridge magnet from some of the layers of decoupage. i hope you like it.

  10. Here's mine

    Really loved the challenge. Thanks for looking

  11. Another great week from your fab DT. En, you were great as a stand in this week and Nicky I finally got to see you on Create and Craft and you did superb.
    HERE is my entry. Hope you like it.

  12. ok guys here is my submission for this weeks challenge tied in really nice with end of term teachers gift requirements x

  13. Hi all,
    This was a Yummy challenge!
    here's my box
    Hugs to all


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