Friday 4 December 2009

Week 29 - Sketch & Stamping

It's Friday again! And the weeks are disappearing fast - Christmas is just a whisker away! This week (whilst Nikky is busily unpacking from being on Ideal World / Create and Craft yesterday - did you see the launch of Back to Nature? I hope you did because it is a fantastic cd and it should be on every crafters list for Santa!)

Before I go any further, I need to announce the winners from Week 27 which was to use a sketch and the colour brown. Some entrants had to be discounted as the specific challenge criteria hadn't been followed (it is important!) but without further ado:

First Place: Biscuit Lid
Second Place: Fliss
Third Place: Cornish Mist

Congratulations to you all! Please contact Nikky for further details!

This week, Nikky challenged the Design Team to use a scalloped edge card, sectioned as the sketch below and also to stamp in half of the squares. A little bit different, but the Design Team rose to the challenge and below you can see their creations.

If you want more detail on how each DT member created their example, just click on their name and you'll be taken to their blog.

This challenge (week 29) is open until Sunday 13 December at 12noon GMT and there will be a Polkadoodle prize for the winner with blinkies for the runner ups!

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Boni has used the polar bear from Jingle Jangle Christmas plus the sentiment and has stamped snowflakes using the rubber Jingle Jangle stamps. Nice touch with the ribbon to break up the squares!

A winter owl from Claire with lots of wonderful doodling! The snowflake stamps are from the Jingle Jangle rubber stamp collection and are really detailed and look so real! The owl at the top of the card is taken from Sugar Birdies and has been coloured with sakura pens.

Kerry has used lots of fine glitter to make this a Winter Wonderland! Papers are from Jingle Jangle Christmas and she's used the rubber Christmas stamps to add detail in the little 'windows'.

Now Krista has been cheeky and added some extra rows onto her creation to make a calendar clipboard for each month of the year! Now we completely forgive her as it is stunning! Papers are from Jingle Jangle Christmas plus the little snowman at the top corner.
This is such a striking card from Kris who has used papers from Sugar Birdies with Polly from Candy Doodles. The flowers have been stamped with the Candy Doodles rubber stamps and coloured with Prismas and OMS. Do like the little ladybird in the centre and the oodles of doodles!

Another winter wonderland scene this time from Lou who has used Christmas trees from Jingle Jangle and then added the snowflake rubber stamps. She's layered the window look with strips of card and I wish I could write like that!

For my example, I've used papers from the new cd Back To Nature and weaved / layered the strips together to form the sections on the sketch. The owls are also from Back To Nature and they are decoupaged. A little bit of glitter glue on the girly owl and swirly bits from the Candy Doodles rubber stamps.

So don't forget - you have until Sunday 13 December at 12noon GMT to enter - please use the sketch shown and stamp in at least half of the squares to be in with a chance of winning! You can use any product you have in your stash but we would love to see you use Polkadoodle products!

Good luck!


  1. Fab projects this week girls, you've done me proud yet again! Can't wait to see what everyone else does with this sketch! xx

  2. here's mine

    Really lovely DT creations, thanks for looking at mine

  3. Hi all!
    Love this sketch. I did combine it with another sketch, hope you don't mind??
    Thanks for looking!
    Teri xx

  4. Fab sketch, testing the mind on this one, it's here Thanks for looking and sharing Dt's great ideas!

  5. This was a fun challenge. 8)
    Love all the inspiration cards by the DT...thank you for all your great ideas!!

    Here’s my card.

  6. Here is mine I hope Im not to late!!

    Susie xx

  7. Oooh, this was a tricky one but I got to use the CD that I won - thank you so much, it's fab! My card is here. Thanks, Nicki

  8. Here is my entry for the challenge :-


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