Friday, 4 June 2010

Week 22 Challenge - Modern / Retro Anniversary

Hello Doodlers!

I'm just hijacking Lou's post to give you news about the Design Team call. I just want to say a big thankyou to everyone who responded to the call this time round, I'm sorry we can't respond personally to everyone but there are so many we would be sending emails for a week, but we do appreciate each and every entry and you are all doing some fabulous work out there. If you didn't get in please don't be downhearted, it really was a difficult task to choose and as always we can't have everyone even though we would if we could, so if you missed out this time please look out for the next call and have another go.
So, we are really pleased to be able to announce our new teamies, the lovely . . .

Welcome girls, we can't wait for you to join in and we know you're all going to be fabulous teamies! Once again, thanks so much to everyone who entered the call, we really loved looking at all your work and it was a hard task to choose, as always. Also, dont forget to tune into Create & Craft on 10th June for our next show! Right, back over to Lou!

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Now before I (Lou) start waffling on about this weeks challenge, have to say what gorgeous "eye candy" there was out there for last weeks challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed popping over to everyone to get my fix ! Now, I really must let you all know the winners of Challenge #20 and they are:

2nd: Kerstin from Kerstin's Kartenblog

Please email Nikky for your prizes and our much treasured "blinkies".

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OK . . . many thanks to Nikky for announcing the newest Polka Doodles DT members and on behalf of the older (but not in age) DT, a huge big welcome to the new Polka Doodlers!

Now onto this weeks challenge and as it is my 20th Wedding Anniversary (and I need to make a card . . . lol x), the theme this week (unsurprisingly) is:

Modern/Retro Anniversary

I chose the above style as hubby and I like to think that we are still modern & retro although not too sure what the children would say . . maybe I won't ask! So to get the ball rolling here is the DT's interpretation of this weeks challenge:

Lou: I have used papers & toppers from the new "All around & Everywhere" CD and gone for quite a different feel. The sentiment is a mixture of Letraset rub-ons and stamping using several different alphabet sets. I also got out several different edging punches to make different layers.

Brenda: Background paper from Love and Romance CD, flowers from All Around CD, spotty label re-sized and printed from the same CD, stamped sentiment and circle mat embossed with Cuttlebug roses folder.

Kerry - Printed papers in pinks and browns from the Love and Cherish CD. Added some ribbon, some punched hearts and a stamped sentiment. Shame the photo is a bit washy, the colours are brighter in real life.

Claire - Turtley in luv! Using bits from the newest CD All Around & Everywhere. The gorgeous mushroom stamp that is part of the Flutterfly Fairy set Maggie. Sakura pens, pressed flowers and sticky gems.

Dee - Happy Anniversary Lou, I hope you have a fabulous day. I've used papers from Sugar Birdies cd for my pop-up card. The only extras used were Copics/Promarkers, red heart brads and red gems.

Nettie: I have gone with a very pink and simple feel for my card this week. I have made a Stair Step Card using the funky hearts from the Love and Cherish CD.

Tracie: This week I have used 50's dots and cherries motifs as inspiration for my simple card. Using the Sugar Birdies CD and shrink plastic.

Tracy: For my background papers I used the pink spot from the Love And Cherish CD, and the heart and gingham is from the All Around And Everywhere CD. My frame and flowers are also from the All Around And Everywhere CD Rom, and my butterfly is from the Meeshelle Fairy Flutterfly stamp set

Fliss: I've gone pink and green witth a little chocolate brown for mine using mostly The Twoo of Us collection from the Love & Cherish CD with a small amount of paper from the Not For Girls CD as I needed some brown. I've made a central panel with one of the cute toppers and matted this on owl paper and Cuttlebug embossed green card. The bottom strip is from the topper sheet and I just added embellishment made with a Martha Stewart punch and scalloped oval Nestabilities.

Ruth: Ran out of ink so had to improvise and made a gift box using stamps from Daisy Doodles and Christmas Doodles plus a tag from All Around And Everywhere. More details are on my blog!

Stacey - Now I know we are not celebrating my anniversary but my hubby is a huge comic book fan so what better way to celebrate our anniversary than to make him his own super hero card!!! I used my newly aquired Not For Girls CD for this one. It doesn't get more retro for nerds than old skool comic books!!! Great challenge!!! More details and pics on my blog.

The deadline for the challenge is Sunday 13 June at 12noon GMT and please remember to link your creation below (please refresh your browser if the thumbnail does not show up straight away) and that you can enter your Polkadoodle creation into 9 other challenges.

Good luck!


  1. Hi all, thanks so much for my win for week 20, I am really chuffed, thanks again xx

  2. Looking forward to taking part in the challenge! Some really lovely cards.

    Best wishes,


  3. Fabulous DT work and good luck and well done to new DT members! Sheila:)X

  4. fab challenge... awesum DT cards... thanks for the inspiration...


  5. How could we possibly compete with your comic book card, it fab, Happy Anniversary.

  6. Your design team have produced some fabulous examples as usual and some of your entrants too have great designs but I am having another go at your challenges because I just love PD. Maria XXX

  7. merci encore un super challenge

  8. This is my first time playing your challenge...thanks for a fun evening!


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