Friday, 23 October 2009

Week 23 Challenge - Halloween!

Be prepared for some spooky offerings from the Design Team this week! It is Friday once again and because Nikky is relaxing in the Green Room at Ideal World and rubbing shoulders with the crafting stars of the telly, I'm back again to write the challenge post for the week!

And we are already upto week 23! Which means, if my maths is any good that the Polkadoodle Design Team and Challenge Blog are slowly approaching the magical 6 months mark. And the little whisper I heard on the grapevine is that there will be some fab blog candy available very soon to tempt you into entering our challenges. So you have to be in it to win it!!

As I mentioned before, Nikky is on the telly this morning - 10am GMT on Create and Craft / Ideal World - Sky channel 671 showing her latest double cd - Not For Girls. So tune in and take the weight off your crafting toes for an hour - you'll be glad you did!

Before I move onto the challenge for this week (slight giveaway in the title of this post!) I need to announce the winners of challenge 21:

In Third Place: Siobhan
And In Joint First Place: Teri and Auntie Nonie

Congratulations ladies! Please email Nikky for further details and your lovely blinkies!

So this week, the DT have been set the challenge of Halloween. Now this may fill you with dread (no pun intended!) but you don't need to make a card - just look at some of the creations from the DT - food can be spooky too!!

You can use any items you wish but all the better if they are Polkadoodle's! All the DT have worked with the Halloween Download which is available here and has 35% off until 31st October - what are you waiting for??! I just love the grotty papers!! Please remember that you can combine your Polkadoodle entry with three other challenges - making a total of 4 for one item.

Yes spiders do have snack tins and here is one made by Boni to prove it! Just look at the googly eyes on those spiders!

A shrink plastic Polly sits on top of this sweetie jar made by Claire - the pumpkins around the bottom of the jar are also from the Halloween download.

You just cannot beat googly eyes - Enfys has livened up Jack in his ghostie costume with some larger than life eyes! I love the drippy effect on the card and the freehand stitching!

Kerry has created a spooky free hanging spiders web and just look at the size of the critter in the centre! And googly eyes too!


It's looking like ghosty Jack is very popular with the DT this week! The ghosties have been layered onto one of the sentiments by Kris to create a spooky backing. The little twists of cord just add the right amount of colour to the card.
Lou has cleverly used the Candy Doodles stamps to create some quite spooky trees! They've been stamped onto the Halloween papers and then trimmed.

Now there is no point in asking how many chocolates are left as the answer is none - my youngest has scoffed them all! Paper, sentiment and dressed up Jack all from the download - the bats are table confetti. Saskia has used a lot of the elements from the Halloween download to create her spiders web card. Spooky!!


You have until 12noon GMT on Sunday 1 November to enter this challenge and challenge 22 is still open until Sunday 25 October at 12noon GMT.

Good luck!