Friday, 17 July 2009

more candy than you can poke a stick at...

Well, I hope you've all had a great week, as I'm writing this I'm in a stinky mood of the "don't speak to the man of the house" variety, but doing the ol' bloggeroo and seeing all your lovely creations is cheering me up as I type! Firstly, we're making a few mini changes at Polka Doodles but hopefully it will be for the better we think! So...
1. We're extending the entry times for each challenge, so the challenge will still go up each Friday but you have until the following Sunday to submit your entry which gives you over a week to make your lovely creations, yaaaayyy! We will then announce the winner on the following Friday when we upload the next challenge.
2. From now on you can enter your cards in up to 4 challenges - yaaayyyy, but please do check this as we still get lots of entries where you are entering 5 or more challenges and we hate it when we can't include someone who has broked the rule :( .

Right, so let's get on with the good stuff. Next week is our 2 month birthday from the launch of PD so in true birthday styleee I'm feelin' a little generous... So.... I decided to break with the norm this week in a little brainstorm and I've decided that instead of a 1-2-3 we shall have a Top 5 this week as it was very very hard to choose amongst you all. So this week's top 5 are....


Well done to you all, it really was a toughie and we loved ALL the entries so thanks to all of you who entered, fingers crossed for next time. This week all 5 winners are going to get some faberoo blog candy for your troubles, so if you can all email me your addresses to sales@polkadoodles.co.uk I will zip off down the postbox and mail you something spesh...see, we like to mix things up a little over here at PD, keeps you on your toes - and we like to give you a treat when we can so make sure you enter, you never know what goodies you might get! :D

Now, as I'm in such a good mood the Top 3 winners of next week's challenge will win....
A Sugar Birdies CD-Rom! Yayyyy - mega prize if I do say so myself! AND if you are a first-time PD challenger (we will check lol!) and you get shortlisted into our top 6 we will also send you some lush candy, yippeeee I hear you say! So get your entries in, remember, you have an extended deadline now so lots of time to play!...

And this week's challenge for you all is:
You MUST use the Tropical Birds download here, which I know a lot of you already have and you can use the sketch below, although this is OPTIONAL - you can do anything you like. Closing date for entries is: Sunday 26th July at noon, and the lucky winners will be announced the following Friday.

Just before I bog off I just want to remind you about the vacancy for a new Design Team member - if you'd like to join Team Doodle make sure you check this out here.
And secondly, just a quick reminder that you can see the brand new CD collection Candy Doodles on Create and Craft TV on tues 21st July at 11am (Sky 671 and Freeview 36) and it's available for pre-order now here...

anyway, here's your sketch for this week...you can do what you like with it, just remember to use the download...(I'm just editing this as some of you seem puzzled by the sketch, what I had in mind here was for you to maybe use little strips of paper at the bottom, or could be ribbon scraps etc? I think maybe's you all think it's harder than it is!!You can do ANYTHING for this challenge!!...also if you don't like the sketch don't use it! x FFF)...

So, on with the DT's offerings this week. They just had to use the Tropical Birds without a sketch and as always they never disappoint, despite me cracking the whip wanting samples for the TV show and everything else, bless their wrinkly stockings...I lurve them all soo much...enjoy!....

created by Michelle... the clean lines on this card are just lovely - sometimes less is more and this is fab, love the cute birdie which has been glittered within an inch of its life with Sakura Stardust! lol!...
created by Kerry...what a cute little birdie family! The swirly background also works really well with the party theme here and all those little birds are coloured in fabulously!...
Created by Enfys... Lovin' the sooo lush colouring En has done here, I love green and pink together it's one of my fave combo's. She's used her Promarkers here to do this fab colouring...gorge gorge gorge...

created by Saskia...Saskia has got creative again this week and used paints for colouring in the birdies - gives a totally different look, so why not give it a try...
created by Kath...what a lovely fresh card this is, how cute! I love how the bird is coloured with the polka dots and it's a relatively simple card but very effective...

created by Ruth...Ruth has coloured the birdie with felt tips and printed all the leaves onto card which have been chalked and then doodled around the edges. The branch is some twine she had left over from another project. Fab!...So there you have it! Another week another challenge - way to go Team Doodle and way to go Doodlers, lookin' forward to seeing all your entries!! xx