Friday 21 May 2010

Week 20 Challenge - Something For Mum

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! I hope you enjoyed our Birthday challenge that was set last Friday - remember you still have until Sunday 23 May at 12noon GMT to enter and to grab the free download to create your entry!

Before this week's challenge is revealed, here are the top three from week 18:

First Place: Sandra
Second Place: Ruby
Third Place: Sabine

Well done! Please email Nikky for further details and your blinkies!

Hello everyone, Fliss here and it's my turn for this week's challenge. As 20 May was my dear Mum's birthday, I'm always thinking of her a lot at this time so my challenge to you all is to make Something For Mum, whether it be a card, gift, scrapbook layout etc and in my Mum's favourite colours of Blue and Peach/Orange.

Fliss: For my project I decided to make a scrapbook style layout on a piece of 20 x 20cm mount board to be hung on the wall or displayed on an easel. I covered the mount board with peach paper from the All Around & Everywhere CD and then made a patchwork pattern on the lower half with blue and peach papers from the same CD. I added a piece of floral paper cut the same way as the words and inked the edges with black. I then added a panel with letters from Back to Nature printed on blue paper and cut out and mounted on peach. I finished off with my Mum's photo (the best we have of her at 21), a flower, ribbon and pearls.

Kris: Fliss has given us a heartfelt challenge in memory of her Mum and her favorite and peach. If you saw Nikky's free download last week you would know that one of the sets of papers is perfect for this challenge. In addition, I used a peach/orange paper from Sugar Birdies, then flowers, buttons, and a sentiment topper from All Around and Everywhere. I also added some butterflies stamped from one of Fairy Flutterfly sets.

Dee: What a special way to remember a loved one. Sadly my photography skills have deserted me right now and I seem unable to take a decent picture, but I'm sure you can make it all out. I made my card for Fliss's Mum from papers and bits'n'bobs from the All around and Everywhere cd. Extra bits used are stitched ribbon, Sakura Stardust and Metallic pens, small paper flowers and brown pearls.

Nettie: For my mum themed project this week I have made a Bookmark. My mum loves to read, so I thought I would make her a special Bookmark. I have used papers from the All Around & Everywhere CD and the gorgeous Maggie from the Fairy Flutterfly collection.

Tracie: I also used the lovely Maggie stamp to make my Easel Card. . I stamped and coloured her with promarkers and stamped her wings onto acetate, coloured again with promarkers and sprinkled with glitter. I also used the Candy Wings paper and Candy Alphas from Candy Doodles, a Sentiment from All Around and Everywhere and borrowed the tiny butterfly from the Meeshelle stamp set to create a background.

Kerry - I found these pretty tissue paper flowers online and they are so easy to make. I cut out 2 circles of patterned paper and 6 circles of tissue paper. Then layered them 1 patterned, 3 tissue and repeat. Pop a brad in the centre and scrunch the layers upward around the brad then unravel, to give a nice shabby look. I just lightly inked the tissue to add some colour. Papers are from All Around and Everywhere and Back to Nature.

Stacey - This weeks project was a bit different for me as I have made a scrapbook page! I have used my nan as inspiration as she is the most amazing woman in my life! I have made the page 8" x 8" and the papers and alphies are from All Around and Everywhere. More pics and full details on my blog!!!

Ruth: I had the inspiration to make a gift box! I've used a paper from Sugar Birdies and also the flower templates from the same cd (I printed them to a quarter of a sheet of A4 as I wanted them small!) The flowers have been coloured with Promarkers and you can see how I've attached the flowers to the top of the box. It's quite a small box so no big bars of chocolate here! For more views please pop over to my blog!

Claire I have used the lovely Flutterfly fairy(without wings) Gracie and she has some springy pipecleaner Polka doodles flowers sprouting out from behind her....
Please remember that the maximum number of challenges you can enter your creation in to including Polkadoodles is 10 - more than this and you will not be eligible for a prize. Please also remember to follow the specific challenge requirements and the deadline for this challenge is Sunday 30 May at 12noon GMT. Good luck!


  1. Super challenge Fliss, youve made a beautiful display (for want of a better word).

    It reminded me that Ive got similar photos of my dear Mum.

    Keryn x

  2. Hey gals! Thanks for the win!!

    Nikki, I tried you link to your email and it does not work for me.

    any suggestions? :)

    Sandra P

  3. Congratulations to the winners of Ch #19 - sadly I missed the deadline because of gremlins in blogland but thought you might like to see what I did anyway.

    Hopefully will be able to join in this week though.


  4. these are amazing! thanks for posting!

  5. vos créations sont superbes merci pour ce challenge

  6. Thanks for another great challenge ladies! I wasn't sure where to link my project so I linked it to both Linkys and it can be found HERE!

    Hugs, JennRo

  7. Lovely Challenge thank you, I enjoyed customising a drinking chocolate container for a pressie for my crafty mum.


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