Friday, 4 September 2009

Week 16 Challenge - Spots and Stripes

It's Friday again so it's another Polkadoodle Challenge! And for the next 4 weeks I (Ruth) will be hosting the challenges, so if you don't like the themes, it's all my fault - you can blame me! For weeks 17, 18 and 19 I will also be posting a tutorial on how I made my item - these will be published just before that week's challenge and I hope they will provide inspiration and guidance!

However, I will go easy on you. See how nice I am?! The Polkadoodles Challenge is already upto week 16. Time flies when you are having fun eh?!

Before I tell you about this weeks Challenge, I need to announce the winners from week 14 - it was quality rather than quantity so it was very difficult for the DT to pick their winner so you all deserve a round of applause!

In third place: Shirley
In second place: Eiyiyi
And the winner is: Dolly

Congratulations ladies - please email Nikky for your blinkies and further details (she is currently experiencing very bad and nasty computer problems so there may be a delay in responding)

For this week, I challenged the Design Team with a theme of

Spots and Stripes

The DT could use any of the Polkadoodles CD's (Sugar Birdies, Candy Doodles, Jingle Jangle Christmas) or downloads as I already had my eye on the Halloween download to use! If you want more detail on how the DT made their creations, just click on their name.

I used the Halloween download as I love the grungy papers and the spooky sentiments! Decided not to use an image and to keep the card fairly simple. For my spots I made some cute fimo spiders with wobbly eyes!

Kath has used elements from Jingle Jangle Christmas. The cute podgy robin has been decoupaged to give an extra dimension to the card. Isn't this a lovely bright card? The doodling just finishes it off nicely!

Kris has created a funky snow globe and used papers and elements from Jingle Jangle Christmas. More cute animals - this time the owls. And for sparkly effect, Kris has added dimensional paint and glitter on the trees.

And more owls! Saskia has also created a shaped card for the challenge with a house theme made with papers from Jingle Jangle Christmas. She has cleverly folded the paper to give the impression of roof tiles, and has decorated the inside of the card (something I really must do more often!)

Claire has also used the Halloween download with the spiders dangling by acetate. I do like the spooky styling! Polly looks like a mischievous witch sitting on her pumpkin - I wonder what spells she is creating?!

Kerry has creatively used Jingle Jangle Christmas and made a stocking with a pom pom trim and the elegant reindeer. The lettering tiles are also from the cd and perfectly match the backing papers
Boni has also used Jingle Jangle Christmas but gone for a frosty blue theme which really works well with the reindeer. All the paper based elements you see here are from the cd and the ribbon and sparkly gems just finish it all off nicely!

Don't forget you have until Sunday 13 September at 12noon GMT to enter this challenge and you simply have to add a link to your creation on this post to be in with a chance to win!
Good luck and I can't wait to see your interpretation of my challenge!


  1. Amazing DT samples and a fun challenge!! here's mine thanks for looking:)

  2. This is my second time participating in your challenge~ Although I been following for a while now! I had fun making this card! Thanks for the ideas! You can check mine out at:

  3. Those spiders made laugh big time, thanks for the giggles :D They are a blast!

  4. There is some great inspiration here with all your lovely cards. It is surprising how different they all look even if they are for the same challenge.
    Here is the link to my entry for this week.

  5. I'm so excited! I won second place ... Wooohooo!!!! Thank you. Unfortunately I can't seem to make the "click on email" thing work to get my blinkie.

    I love all the inspiration cards. Another great job from the DT!

    HERE's my entry for this week.

  6. Hi all
    Heres my entry
    Love the Dt cards, so creative.

  7. Great challenge and beautiful work from the DTs. Here's a link to my card.


  8. Love your cd's, have just bought 3 of them and am having great fun using them.

    Here's my card

    Hugs Lol xxx

  9. Hi everyone.

    Lovely DT cards. My entry is here

    Ali x

  10. here's mine

    Love the DT entries, thanks for looking at mine

  11. Here is my entry ocer at -

  12. Hi all,
    Hope mine is potty and stripey enough to qualify. . .?
    here it is
    Hugs to all,
    Teri x

  13. Here's my entry

  14. Hi all,
    Wonderful selection of DT cards, found you through Teri, here is my blog address, sorry haven't worked out how to link it yet!
    Take CareX:)

  15. Hi everyone great challenge this week love all the dt cards
    here is my entry hope you like it
    good luck to everyone this week ju x

  16. what a fun challenge!
    ... Joyful Stamper: It's Fire Pup!

    I entered too many challenges with this one for your challenge, but thought I'd share! I'll try to remember the number of challenges you allow for next time! Sorry
    blessings, Maria

  17. Thanks for another great challenge! Ilove the colors of your blog by the way!!


  18. Great challenge, loving those spiders. Here's my card
    Tfl xx


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