Friday 20 May 2011

Week 20 Challenge - Anything But A Card

Hello everyone, Fliss here and it's time for another challenge at Polka Doodles but before I tell you about it there's some rather exciting news.
Don't forget to join us next week as we have an extra special challenge and blog hop! You won't want to miss it so mark your diaries now, there will be loads of candy up for grabs and some extra goodies on offer too as it will be our Anniversary!! So be there or be square!

Also, if you're in West Yorkshire this weekend head over to Samuel Taylors at Brighouse on Saturday 21st to see Nikky demo'ing all day and she will also be in Preston at Hunkydory Crafts' Weekend Extravaganza on Sunday too (I believe there will be lots of celeb demonstrators there too!).

The top three places from challenge 18 which was an Easel Card are:

First Place: Teri
Second Place: Wilma
Third Place: Maud Martha

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download and 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 challenge this week is to make anything you like except a card and I can't wait to see what you all come up with. The DT have come up with some fabulous ideas with a wide variety of projects so read on to be inspired!

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.

Good luck with the challenge - you have until Sunday 29 May at 12noon GMT to enter and please don't forget our rules!

Ruth: All the papers are from A Double Sprinkle of Kraft including the sentiment. I've made the flowers by using a nesties die, lightly drenching the card with water and then scrunching - a little messy but good fun! I've used the milk cartoon template from Paper Boutique Vol 1

Audrey For this Christmas tag I used the super fun Sundae Of Seasons CD. I cut out the trees and inked the edges with S.U. Soft Suede ink and used Glosy Accents on the snowflakes on the trees. I also used 3D Dots to make them pop. I sewed around the edges with dark brown floss and used a stamp from Michaels for the "To and From".

D'Anne - Today, I wanted to share my cute gift bag with you. The digital pattern paper and sentiment are from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft cd. Notice the 3-d flower? You too, can make one by punching out 2-five petal flowers. Then pinch the tips of each flower petal. Do this to both flowers. Next, layer the flowers by off setting the petals. Punch a center and then layer a frosted pearl.

Emma Hello there, I have used the fab Wonderland rubber stamps to create my wall hanging collage. I coloured with distress ink and then went a bit mad with bits and bobs, lace, gems and glitter.

Saskia - I love to read books... so never enough bookmarks! I used the images and papers from the Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition cd-rom and added some ribbon and glitter. So simple to make and so cute!

Colette - My project this week is a little concertina folder that has a sheet for each month of the year, on which you can jot down important dates. The paper and sentiment panel came from the Candy Doodles CD, and the stamps from the Magic Neighbours Stamp Set, the stamped image was coloured with Promarkers. I used Stick It magnetic tape to hold the folder closed. The ribbon embellishment came from stash.

Lis-m . This week I decided to create a corner bookmark. I have never done one of these before. I used kraft card as my base, and papers from "All around and everywhere". The fairy is Bevvieboo coloured with Promarkers, and sprinkled with glitter.

Miria This week I made a double-sided handbag for Alice. I used a template from Paper Boutique vol.I, all the papers are from Wonderland. The images, coloured with Distress, are stamped with Wonderland Rubber Stamps.

Claire I decided to cover my very lovely new Kraft notebook using elements from the Wonderland cd, Alice stamps and lovely ribbon from the Polkadoodles shop!

Dee - I've made a tea light holder from an old used candle holder which I covered with torn pieces of mulberry paper. I used a fairy flutterfly stamp, Meeshelle, and aquamarkers.

Fliss - I've made a trio of little decorative pictures with a clever box frame kit meant for photos that I found in Tescos. I printed out the papers on to the frame sheets, made them up and added embellishments. The papers, butterflies and leaves are from the Sundae Of Seasons CD and the flowers and text from the A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD.

Lou: I've made a tag using my newest "love" . . . the Wonderland rubber stamp set. These are just so much fun to play with; getting messy and inky . . . uuuummmm heaven! The papers are also from the Wonderland CD which go beautifully (not surprisingly! lol) with the stamps. Images have been coloured with Promarkers. The cards are from an old battered deck we had in a drawer and complete my tag.

Good luck with the challenge - closing date is 12noon GMT on Sunday 29 May!


  1. Hello Polka Doodles team,
    Woooow......I finished second place....thank you all very much. I can't e-mail Nicky because I don't use Outlook. If it is possible.....please e-mail me
    Sorry for my English isn't so good.
    Hugs Wilma

  2. These are giving me so many ideas! I can't wait to participate with this one! Every time I see them, I want the Wonderland Stamp Set, and it's always out of stock! :(

  3. Thanks for the chance to win and the awesome inspiration provided by the design team

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. FUN dt pieces--thank you all for the inspiration, ladies!!


  6. what amazingly inspiring work from the DT! all kinds of fun shapes, TOTALLY inspiring me to play off the page for a change! thanks for the fun challenge! :)

  7. Enjoyable challenge I love the DT projects Bee

  8. What stunning DT inspiration!! And a lovely challenge that i just have to join in...So, putting on my thinking cap...See you tomorrow! *lol*

  9. Gorgeous work as always from the Polkadoodlers x So glad to get the chance to enter your challenge this week xx

  10. What stunning projects Ladies, a treat to look at. Thanks for the challenge too. Hugs lin


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