Friday, 15 April 2011

Week 15 Challenge - Tie The Knot

Hi folks, it is Emma here to welcome you to a new challenge. This is always the time of the year when wedding invitation's arrive, I am going attending one in a few weeks time. So, I thought it would be nice to challenge you all to make something with a wedding in mind. Whatever it is you make as long as it is suitable for a wedding, perhaps a card, gift, keepsake or even table dressings, we would love you to join in with us this time.

The challenge closes on Sunday 24 April at 12noon GMT. The top three from challenge 13 which was No Printed Backing Papers are:

First Place: Stephanie Emma
Second Place: Clairebears
Third Place: Sue

Congratulations! Please email Nikky with your placing and challenge number in the subject field for your blinkies! The first place winner will receive a Polka Doodles download!

The Polkadoodlers have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:

1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Now onto the inspirational Design Team samples!

- Let's Live, Life and Love! My card and sentiment was created from the Love & Cherish cd. Not sure if you can see from the photo but, I dressed up the Bride and Groom. The bride's wedding dress was embellished with dazzling glitter. The grooms top hat and over coat was embellished with black glitter.

Ruth: I've used Paper Boutique Vol 1 for my creation and simply printed the church in A5 size and layered it up with foam pads. I've added a bit of glitter glue here and there, and that's it!

Enfys: Like most of my teamies I used Love and Cherish this week - I just totally love the subtle taupe colouring on this paper. I coloured the stampie cake in taupe to match, and added a few dots of aqua liquid pearls here and there on the paper and the image. The sentiment was stamped, and the flower is by Prima
Emma I have been very lazy this week and just enjoyed printing out the ready made image sheets from the Love and Cherish CD. All these items came from just one sheet and all I added was some linen paper, some mirri card and a few gemstones.

Audrey For this wedding card I decided to use the adorable colored digi from the Love and Cherish CD and the All Around and Everywhere CD for the polka dot paper and the sentiment. I embossed the white paper and added a ribbon to separate the papers. I also used 3D Dots to give the bride and groom some dimension. Saskia - I made a very simple card, with a beautiful image from the Love and Cherish cd-rom. I just added a ribbon from my stash and a cute heart. Simple and elegant...

Claire - My oh my those birdies on the Double sprinkle of Kraft cd are indeed enjoying Wedded Bliss - can you get more loved up than that pair! Using Promarkers to colour and I've added some extra elements also from the cd.

Ashley- I was inspired and used the Sugar Birdies Cd, and stamped the background paper using the Daisy Doodles Rubber stamp collection !
Lis-m : I have reached once again for the "Love and Cherish cd". You never fail to find just what you need for a love/Wedding related Project! I cut out and 3d'd a cake stampie, embellished and add a touch of colour. Added this over the papers, stamped a sentiment and voila !...

Fliss - I decided to make an unusual shaped easel style card with the elegant rose collection from the Love and Cherish CD combined with the shabby vintage papers from the All Around and Everywhere CD as they go together so well for a classic look. I added flowers punched from the papers, edged with bronze glitter pen together with pearls and some glittered flourishes to finish.
Miria For my card I found all I needed on Love and Cherish cd, me too. I cut out the owls and the sentiment and used foam pads to give dimension, then I added a concertina and some embellies from stash. Tracie: I used Double sprinkles of Kraft for my image, sentiment and patterned paper and the cherish corner punch for my simple but pretty card
Colette - I also used the Love and Cherish CD for my card this week, the paper design was printed onto pearl card, (which makes the pattern look really silvery) and embossed with the D'vine swirls embossing fold, I printed the wedding cake out 3 times, coloured and glittered parts of it and layered it up in tiers. I used some beading wire and heart shaped gems to make the decorations that are popping out of the top. The sentiment is one I have used for a long time and I can't remember where it originally came from. A few pearls and ribbon from stash finish it off.

I have also used the new Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD to make my LARGE card this week. I adore this cute image and had to use it for this challenge. I made my own frame (covered with a paper from same CD) and matt/layered the topper. I cut some vines out and have decorated them using the roses from the embellishment section. I also used the same roses as a background paper as they are adorable images. Added a veil and a top hat to the owls to create a more wedding feel. The sentiment is from ????? (can't remember!).

Good luck - you have until Sunday 24 April at 12noon GMT to enter and please remember our rules!



  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. What amazing work by the design team....thanks for the challenge.

  3. Thanks for a brilliant challenge! Judy x

  4. Excellent DT cards & projects. Great inspiration x

    hugs sally x


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