Friday 5 March 2010

Week 9 Challenge - Wings

Hi everyone, thanks for joining us this week! Firstly before we get on with the formalities we need to introduce a couple of new teamies to the Doodley clan..we had a couple of people who had to bow out of the Design Team in the last couple of weeks due to other commitments and the lovely and very talented Dee and Stacey have both agreed to step in for us, so I'm sure you'll welcome them both and love their fabulous it's on with the other stuff...our next show on Create and Craft has been changed and it's now Tuesday 9th March at noon, so if you want a better peek at the new Paper Boutique CD you need to check it out for a better chance to snoop at all the wonderful DT samples and some fab ideas by these wonderfully talented girls! You'll have to get your orders in quick as the last show was a sellout and judging by the response it's going to fly again! Also keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks for some exciting new products which will be appearing...hehehe even the DT don't know about those ones yet, lets see if they read this post and ask me about it later, lol!! I'm sooo naughty....N x

Good Morning everyone, Brenda here and it's my turn to set the theme for our new challenge here at Polkadoodles. But first the lucky winners from Week 7 which was Kris's sketch:

First Place: Samm
Second Place: Rose
Third Place: Jenny

Well done to you all, please contact Nikky for more details and your blinkies!

Now on to this week's theme. I love rubber stamping so I would like to see some Stamping on your project and "Wings"....... what kind of wings is up to you!

Please remember to make sure you link your project (not your blog) to Mr Linky below and remember you can combine your entry with other challenges but please no more than ten, otherwise you won't be in the draw for this weeks winners. You have until 12 noon GMT on Sunday 14 March to enter. The DT have come up with some brilliant inspirational work as always, please do go visit them to see how they made their projects and show your appreciation for all their effort.

As this is the first challenge for March, I'd like to introduce our Guest Designer for the month: Ju (Cornishmist)! Here she has used papers from Back to Nature along with the Daisy Doodles stamps. The scalloped centres were stamped and paper pieced with the circles coloured with promarkers. You will be seeing more of Ju's work during March as she is with us all month!
Brenda I immediately fell in love with the Secret Garden section of the new Paper Boutique CD and have used it here to make an easel card on top of a box with a drawer underneath which I made to fit the elements from the CD. The little trees and flowers are stamped onto shrink plastic with the Daisy Doodles stamp set and coloured with brilliance ink pads. Butterflies are all made with punches and the fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

Nettie: I used the two cuties from the new CD - Paper Boutique. I've made the card so that the owls open out to the sides and you can see the detail on the reverse.
Ruth: I've used the lady owl from Paper Boutique - A5 size and layered up all the front elements. I've used the Daisy Doodles stamps around the edges for a border, and basically that is it! The backing paper is also from the same collection and I've printed it directly onto my lovely white linen effect card. For more details visit my blog!

Kerry - Went for a ladybird for my wings project. The papers are from the new Paper Boutique CD and the stamps are from the Daisy Doodles stamp set. I took the inspiration for the ladybird stamping from one of Nikky's papers. Added some beads for the antenna and a googly eye!!

Claire: In total agreement with Kerry - those ladybirds are fab on the new Paper boutique CD. I have used the papers and tags on the CD to create my flowers. With some flying ladybugs across the top of my card on some wire. Stamps from Daisy Doodles with a little Sakura to colour. I have cut mirror image wings and added to ladybugs to hopefully make them look like they are flying.

Stacey - Well this is my first week and I am just so excited! I have had lots of fun putting together this card. I have used the A5 Miss Twoo template from the Paper Boutique CD and I have used the papers from the Love and Cherish CD. For my stamping element I have used a foam swirly stamp to surround my greeting! To give her some added embellishments I have used some quilling paper for extra volume on her lashes (not enhanced in post production! he!) and an odd felt flower I had in my leftovers box!

Enfys: Well, I have made two this week, to compensate for my lack of stamping (my PD stamps are in the USA, I am in the UK, slight problem.....) Both my cards are simple, and show just how easy it is to whip up a fabby card in next to no time using the CD's. The first one is from Back to Nature, just a few of the peacock feather tips cut out and popped on, and a lot of glamour dust.
And the second one is for a request I had, to make a male 70th Birthday card. Mr Twittie from Paper Boutique, A4 size,with the bottom panel cut off. Sentiment was typed onto a tag and cut out. His glasses were printed onto vellum.
Fliss: I've chosen to use the Heritage Collection from the Back to Nature CD which has gorgeous butterflies and flowers in pretty pastel shades. I enlarged the butterfly stampie slightly and printed on to lilac card, cut it out and decorated it with gunmetal pearls. I used one of the pretty matching papers and made a central border with white card stamped with a flourish from the Daisy Doodles stamp set in lilac and finished with a stamped sentiment from the same set and black punched borders.

Krista...I chose to use a couple of different CDs for this one. I love each of the different CD's for various reasons. One of the things I love, and double love are the little animals on Back to Nature. This little sheep is so darling. I added a fur look to her with felt. The little hills were made with papers from the Love and Cherish cd, I took a circle punch and punched circles and cut them in half. The Love and Cherish CD isn't just for romance, it has a collection of images and designs for every moment, even when one is trying to get a sheep to smile..... (wink) I couldn't help but add that special touch with my pink thread and a zig-zag stitch around the edges of this card.

I am not really one for stamping ,it never seems to come out right but i was really pleased with this attempt - if you look closely you can just about see a stamped sentiment at the bottom !
I used the sugar birdies cd for this card , the little flowers are raised up on foam pads to act as the stop for my easel.


  1. What excellent samples once again. I really love Brenda's box. I need to get some more Polka Doodles cd's....

    Will get my thinking cap on a join in your challenge in a few days - got a craft fair tomorrow so might provide me with the Promarkers for some colouring.


  2. Another interesting challenge and some great ideas for inspiration from the team. I've added my effort to Mr Linky

  3. I've linked my entry. The DT cards are excellent, I like the ladybird gate-fold best :-) Teri

  4. ce challenge m'a beaucoup inspiré merci

  5. Right I tried twice to use mr linky and I hope it works ths time :O)LOL I don't enter many blogs but I have decided that I will give it a go. Hope you like my card. Regards Angie

  6. Love all the DT cards. Great challenge.

  7. Well I did it... and have used my promarkers as promised.



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