Friday 29 April 2011

Week 17 Challenge - Stashbox Stamps & Colour Theme

Hi everyone - It's Enfys here, my turn to set the challenge this week. I made it a colour challenge - you can use any shade of aqua, blue and purple. The twist is, you MUST use all three colours on your project. This is our Stashbox Stamp week, so dig out your favourite rubber stamps and get set to join us in our challenge.

The top three from Challenge 15 - Tie The Knot are:

First Place: Melly
Second Place: Mandy
Third Place: Mervi

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download! Please put add in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!

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.

Onto the Design Team inspiration! For more details on each creation, just click on the names and we'd really like if you left us comments on our blogs! The design team will be hopping around to look at, and praise your creations. Good luck! The challenge will close on Sunday 8 May at 12noon GMT.

You can catch 3 Polkadoodles shows this weekend, Nikky will be on Create & Craft at 7pm Sunday 1st May and 9am and 3pm on Monday 2nd May, so try and tune in for the usual hints and tips - oh, and a fantastic new product which you all NEED!...

Enfys: I used papers from Sundae of Seasons, and a Sugar Nellie stamp. I decided to paper piece the image - I think she looks cute in her polkadots. The big circle punch is by EK Success and the image was coloured with Promarkers

Audrey For this CAS card I used the All Around And Everywhere CD. I used my La La Land Cupcake Rosie stamp and colored it with Copics. I also used my S.U. Birthday wishes and used 3D Dots for dimension. For the corners I used my S.U. corner ticket punch.

D'Anne - Hello Friends! Today I create a card incorporating the required colors in a different way using embellishments. I started off with the digital papers from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD. The main image is a stamp called 'Serene Spring' from Stampin Up. I embellished the card with digital felt flowers, digital brads/fiber, ribbon and clear dew drops colored with Promaker.

Fiss - I had a bit of a struggle with mine as I have printer problems at the moment and my card was the result of a rummage through my stash to find the colours necessary. As I only had bits left, my background is made from strips of paper, all from the Sundae of Seasons CD except the purple floral one which is from All Around & Everywhere. As the background is quite busy I added simple elements to finish with a butterfly by Inkadinkado.

Lou: I have use the "Sundae of Seasons" CD (Blue section) for my papers for this week challenge. I have also dusted off (literally) this Anya stamp which I have coloured with Promarkers. Lots of punching and diecutting to add layers/dimension; gorgeous bias binding ribbon which has been scrunched and finally, paper roses.

Emma - I have used the Sundae of Seasons CD for my papers and embellishments, then I have used my favourite little house stamps from Be Neighbourly. The glitter is Stickles, the faux brads are Craftwork Cards and the punched leaves are Martha Stewart, all available in the Polkadoodles Web Shop.

Saskia - Run, run, run! I hope he'll be on time!! I used the great rabbit stamp and text stamp from the Wonderland Rubber Stamp Sheet. The lovely purple and aqua papers are from the Wonderland cd-rom. To add some blue colour, I added ribbon and stitches!

Claire: The Wonderland cd has perfect papers for any occasion. I have used papers from the cd to paperpiece the cloud that Michael is snoozing on. I have coloured the rest of Mo Mannings stamp using Promarkers. Ribbon loop Martha Stewart punch for purple layer. The Special Wishes stamp is a freebie Polkadoodle stamp on Papercraft essentials magazine.

lis-m : this week i have used the Back to Nature cd, the papers all came from this, Dress-up Marci rubber stamp coloured with Promarkers, a little seam binding, and a flower button from stash.

Miria This week I used a Tilda from my stashbox, coloured with waterpencils, all the fab papers are from Wonderland, the butterfly is from All around and everywhere. Lace, ribbon and charm from stash.

Colette - This week I have used one of my favourite (I only have about 3 LOL!) rubber stamps, it's from Inkadinkado and I'm not sure it's even available any more, I have had if for years! The image was stamped with chipped sapphire TH distress ink onto white card, then mounted onto aqua and purple card. The papers are all from the Wonderland CD. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for one of the layers and used the little left over petal shapes to make the three little flowers. The ribbon was white and coloured with promarkers in lilac, cool aqua and pastel blue, a couple of gems from stash finished off the design.

Ruth: I've used a Rainbow Studios stamp, coloured with Promarkers, a bit of stickles and liquid pearls and the papers are from Sundae of Seasons. It is quite a large stamp and my card is A5 in size. The reason why I have a panel at the bottom of the card is revealed on my blog!

Josie: This week I used the Fairy Flutterfly Stamps (which I never tire of using) and coloured with Pro Markers. The backing papers are from Not For Girls CD Rom. Finished with some beautiful Fru Fru Ribbons, sentiment from the Stamp Doodles set and some feathers and flowers!

Good luck - the challenge is open until Sunday 8 May at 12noon GMT and don't forget our rules!


  1. Fabulous cards, DT! What an inspiration!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Thanks for the lovely inspirations and the chance to win!


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