Friday, 26 February 2010

Week 8 Challenge - Shaped Card

It's Friday again and another Polkadoodle Challenge! Hi, Lou here and it was my turn to set the challenge this week and I chose . . . create a Shaped Card.

So this is this weeks challenge and also your challenge (should you accept!) for this week. The closing date is Sunday 7 March at 12noon GMT and please remember that the maximum number of challenges to be linked with is 10.

Good luck and we can't wait to see your creations! However, before we show the Design Team samples, we need to announce the winners from Challenge 6 - Hearts and Flowers are:

First Place: Joan
Second Place: Sarah
Third Place: Sue

Please contact Nikky for further details and your blinkies. Congratulations!

This is our last week with our February Guest Designer Teri. Thank you so much for being part of the Polkadoodle team, we've enjoyed your company! Here is what Teri had to say about her card . . .

"I just had to use my namesake Sherman for this shaped card! I teamed him up with other bits and pieces from the shaped section on Back To Nature. It's been a pleasure being your 'guest' this month and great fun too. Many many thanks!"

- Well my shaped card was made using the brand new CD, Paper Boutique, it's really big (A4 size), and has such dimension with all the layers, yet, it was dead easy to do. All the icing layers are glittered, and I was able to insert the words 'Happy Cake Day' onto the tag before printing it out. The most difficult thing about this card was taking the photo :)

and from the side, showing all the layers.

Kris: Well I went with a very simple triangle shaped card and in keeping with trying to use up my scraps I have real mix of thing here...Candle Doodles, Sugar Birdies, Back to Nature and even a little owl from Love and Chrish. I think they all compliment each other vey well.

: I created the shaped card using Cricut Storybook and Plantin Schoolbook, welding the elements together in Design Studio. The paper is from the Love and Cherish CD, sentiment from the Back to Nature rubber stamp sheet and the flower made with punches and spritzed with Glimmer Mists to add glitz.

Ruth: I've used probably my most favourite image of all time (so far!) from Polkadoodles - it just has to be the decoupage chocolate cupcake from Candy Doodles! I've printed all the elements and layered them up adding a bit of glitter glue to the bow. The letters are also from the same cd.

Kerry - Easel cards are so popular at the moment, so I had a go at making a heart shaped one. Had a bit of a nightmare as I managed to get glue over the base, but thankfully it doesn't show. I used the Heart to Heart papers from the Love and Cherish CD, a few half pearls, plus a bit of faux stitching to match the hearts.

Claire: I am also going for one of the fab new shaped cards from Paper Boutique. Funky Munky is just georgeous and I have given him some flocking fur and heat embossed his banana (not as painful as it sounds) and foliage...great fun!

Fliss : I've gone for the brand new Paper Boutique CD too as I just couldn't resist this gorgeous bunny which is going to be a real favourite with my family who all adore rabbits. I simply printed out the A5 size shaped bunny and decoupage elements and layered them all up to make this cute card. Don't you just love that fluffy tail!

Dolly: I've used a template from Papercraft Boutique and made the Building Blocks Card in A4 size. Lots of layers to decoupage and I've added glamour dust and glossy accents here and there for definition.

: I know that I set this weeks challenge and I promise that I was going to make this large A4 sized boys cake card for my nephew, when sister asked if I could make a brag book for his birthday instead . . so this is what I came up with. Now I know it's not a card but it is shaped . . . am I forgiven now? The book was made using a template from the new Papercraft Boutique CD.


I used the beautiful funky flowers on the new paper boutique for my creation this week , the flowers are also on the cd , i cut the letters for my card on my cricut using SCAL and cut the actual card shape out by hand

We can't wait to see what shape you will use for your project this week . . . getting excited already!