Friday, 16 April 2010

Week 15 Challenge - Animal Magic

Thanks to everyone that joined in with Ruth's Birthday challenge for week 13. Lots of great entries which we always enjoy visiting and getting our say in our favourites of the week - It was very close this week! So a big congratulations to...

First Place: June
Second Place: Spyder
Third Place: Margie

Please contact Nikky for more details and your blinkies! We hope to see you all again this week in our Animal Magic Challenge. The DT have been recieving their fabulous new Fairy Flutterfly stamps this week and I (Claire) have managed to sneek a couple of the lovely doodley flowers into my has to be done! So lets see your creations using Animal images.....

Ruth: I've used the monkey from Paper Boutique and also the backing paper from the same set. he has been printed at A5 size and decoupaged almost as per instructions! And yes my card is slightly wonky! I blame the banana!

Kris: I've also used the Funky Monkey from the Paper Boutique CD. I chose a "viney" backing paper from an earlier CD (can't remember which so I'll leave it at that-LOL!). I also did one of the fill-in toppers with my "wild" sentiment and couldn't resist adding some die-cut vines.

Brenda - At the risk of scaring away all the wild bunnies living out in the paddocks with a giant pink one, I decided to use this lovely fellow from the Paper Boutique CD for a fun get well card for my DD who spent Easter in hospital after a riding accident. I decoupaging him using one of the matching papers. The Martha Stewart bunny border matches perfectly and I made a flower from the same papers and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl.

Claire I have settled on that fantastic piggy from Back to Nature CD - Get into shape section. With an additional wire and button necklace and a few flowers (some lovely stamped doodle flowers from the new Polkadoodles stamps)...she's just looking so cute!

Kerry - I had great fun making this, my farmyard scene. All the papers and animals (plus 1 bird) come from my favourite CD Back to Nature. I took the scene from a couple of angles so you can see the details.

Nettie: I have mixed and matched with my card this week. The bird is from the Love and Cherish CD and the rest of the card was made using my favourite Back to Nature CD. I have coloured the cute birdie in with my Promarkers.

Kate I have used BTN to make this enormous card for my boss for her birthday from all of us at work - i printed it at A4 size and then stuck it all to an A4 card blank . i made the rosette using Nesties and papers from BTN .I added the little person which i had made to look just like her , and Priscilla the horse looks just like her horse -"Willie "

Fliss: I've gone very girly this week with the lovely kitty cat from the Back to Nature CD and I've combined her with some papers I made myself using some of the clever Crown and Chandelier elements from the Love and Cherish CD. I did a little colouring with Promarkers on the kitty stampie, cut her out and made her a crown decorated with pearls. Check out my blog to see how I made the papers as they're easier than you might think.

Stacey - I have been inspired by nature this week! I live in a rural village in Wales and there are little lambs popping up everywhere so I have headed straight to the Back to Nature CD for the super cute sheep images! The backgrounds are just fab so I haven't done too much just a bit of glitter and some decoupage and finished off with some cool googly eyes!!!

Lou - I have made a relatively unfussy card for me (!) and stuck to the cute dog images from the Back to Nature CD. I have cut them in squares, loads of chalking and then lots of layering. Card has been finished off with paper squares from the same CD. The sentiment reads "W oof-tas-tic !!! ". Quick, simple and effective card . . I hope!

Don't forget you can enter your creation in up to 10 challenges including Polkadoodles and the closing is Sunday 25 April at 12noon GMT.

Good luck!



  1. Please ignore number 6 as I pasted the wrong link. Marianne x

  2. How lovely to come in your top three!! Thankyou so much. Will get my thinking cap on for this fabulous change too!

  3. super cute challenge-i used a few animals and i'm not sure if they count or not but i hope they do :)

    thanks for a great challenge :)

  4. Fab cards this week girls, some really lovely ideas for everyone!! xx

  5. Thank you so much for choosing me 1st for the birthday challenge, I am proudly displaying my blinkie on my blog.
    Id there a cure for being a PD addict, I can't wait for the new CD
    June x

  6. Hello
    I love these Challenges!
    I'm from South Africa and here winter just began, so I'm taking part in an imagination spring and Animal Challenge in the winter!
    Have a blessed week

  7. Great Design Team samples. Thanks for the opportunity:)

  8. Beautiful cards from the Design Team and a great challenge blog - thanks for sharing your talent with us and the opportunity to join in the fun.

  9. Loving all the DT creations once again - especially Lou's. This would make a great man's card and I am always looking for ideas for them. I have posted my entry and enjoyed taking part.


  10. GREAT work from the DT-team!! So lovely to see al the beautiful, cute cards!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  11. Great challenge this week - animals give you so much scope.

    Brill insperation as usual from the DT


  12. Love this challenge....and what cute little critters from the DT.

  13. Great cards and great blog hope you like my card :o)

  14. un challenge qui me plait beaucoup merci

  15. Thanks for a great challenge, lovely cards from the DT, I've linked with Mr Linky :-)

    Rose xx


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