Friday 17 December 2010

Week 50 Challenge - Age Related

It's Friday so time for another Polkadoodle challenge! Hope you're ready for Christmas! Did you manage to catch Nikky yesterday on Create and Craft with the fantastic new house stamp and sentiment sets? Her last show was a complete sell out so if you want these stamps, you'd better be quick!

Our last challenge of the year is next week so we hope you can join us for that too. Before we look at the Design Team samples for this week's challenge, I need to announce the winners from week 48 which was Claire's All About The Sentiment:

First Place: Dianne
Second Place: Jane Carroll
Third Place: Vixykins

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies!

This week's challenge has been set by Lou who has asked us to make:

An age related Birthday card

Please remember our 10 challenge rule and to follow the brief. Please do not back link to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our voting for the top three. The deadline for this challenge is Boxing Day - Sunday 26 December at 12noon GMT. Good luck!

This week our Guest Designer is Ashley - welcome!!

Ashley: I've used All Around and Everywhere for the papers, button and sentiment. All edges were distressed and clear embossing powder was added to the large circle on the front of the card. The flower is from the same cd. I then added some little silver accents and scrapperfloss and the card was finished! For another view of the partly hidden tag, visit her blog!

Ruth: A sparkly 18th Birthday cake! This was made for a family member who recently turned 18. All but the die cut numbers are from Paper Boutique Vol 1. Instead of making the card double sided, I used one of the additional A4 backing sheets as the card base and then layered all the elements on the cake, adding glitter glue to the icing.

Claire - If you had a chance to watch Nikky on Create and Craft yesterday you will have seen where these papers and fab imagery came from.....Sugar Birdies! I love these owls poking out from their parcels!

Colette My card was also made using papers and images from the fab new collection on the Sugar Birdies CD it's for my father-in-law who will be 80 in January. This time I have made a double slider card, if you would like to see it in action, pop along to my blog and watch the video.

Saskia - I made this card for my little cousin! The template and the papers are from the Paper Boutique Volume I cd-rom. So easy to make such a fun card!

Tracie : I used the fab "get in Shape" collection from All Around Everywhere to make my Mouse card with several layers. I love how simple and versatile these products are. The number 2 was also from All Around Everywhere

Jenny I've made a little 4"x4" card which I think would be suitable for those difficult-to-make-for teenage boys and girls! The birthday sentiment comes from Back to Nature and everything else comes from Sundae of Seasons. I then just had to add some number stickers, ribbon and staples from my stash.

Fliss: I've made a side step card for a 50th birthday as I have one coming up in the family soon so this is a perfect chance to get ahead. I hope you saw Nikky on Create and Craft yesterday with the fab new Collectors Edition of the Sugar Birdies CD with a gorgeous extra collection of sentiments, images and papers. I've used some of the gorgeously pretty new papers on my card together with some of the elements from the original collections - aren't those numbers totally fabulous!

Miria: My creation is an easel card for a lady who will 100 (!) in a few days. It was easy peasy make it: I used some stampies and papers from Sundae of Seasons cd and I printed the number seal and the sentiment from All around and everywhere cd. I added a glossy accent to the cake with inkessential white, the lace and the ribbon are from my stash.

Dee; I've made a card for a fun loving 50 year old. All the papers and extra bits are from Sundae of Seasons CD. I edged the numbers with a silver ProMarker, first the fat nib then I went round again with the fine nib. I've added adhesive gems, ribbons and added some faux stitching.

The inside is just as decorated as the front. In for a penny, in for a pound as the saying goes.

Tracy - I made this for my son Bobby who is 5 in January. I used the Paper Boutique Vol 1 for the Funky Munky and the backing paper. I decoupaged the image, i'm sure he'll love it.

Good luck! All entries to be made via the blue frog below - closing date is Boxing Day - Sunday 26 December at 12noon GMT.



  1. That show was really awesome.But i was unable to catch her. I came to know by a fellow.
    What is most interesting is the winning of Diane.
    The work proposed by her was really nice and much better than all.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Aww fankoo for choosing my lil jar in your top 3 x


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