Friday 27 May 2011

Week 21 Challenge - Male Theme & Blog Hop!

Welcome to Friday and 2, yes 2 Polkadoodle challenges!
This week its going to be a bit different - we still have our regular challenge but we also have a blog hop which is also part of the challenge!! And you know what that means - LOADS of candy whoop whoop!!

CHALLENGE 1: Now, we know not everyone like to do a hop for whatever reason, so we still have our normal challenge for the week which is MALE themed - you must make a card which is just for a man and you MUST include 1 button and a circle. We will choose our normal top 3 winners for this part of the challenge and the winner will receive a free download.

But that's not all...
CHALLENGE 2: Our second challenge is the blog hop - if you hop along with us this week you will have lots of chances to win a great free download and fabulous candy whoop whoop!!! The top 3 entries into the blog hop will ALL win a free Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD worth £16!!

If you've never taken part in a blog hop before it's easy peasy...all you need to do is visit each blog in turn and for this hop each Polkadoodler will give you a WORD. Now add all the words together when you finish and the sentence will actually give you the instructions for what you need to do to complete this week's challenge!
The list for the Polkadoodlers who are taking place is below - make sure you hop in order as the words that you collect will form a sentence for you. I'm not going to say any more - just hop in order!!

When hopping, if you want to be considered to win free Candy from each DT member you MUST leave a comment on their blogs - so don't miss out! Your entry will automatically be judged for both challenges BUT we will know if you have completed the Blog Hop so if you havent' you will still only be eligible for Challenge 1 download prizes.  FOR BOTH CHALLENGES JUST LEAVE  YOUR ENTRY AS NORMAL USING THE INLINKZ BUTTON, WE WILL SORT THROUGH THE ENTRIES AS WE WILL KNOW IF YOU FOLLOWED THE HOP OR NOT! ; )

The list to follow for the hop is:
From here you need to hop to Enfys who will start with the first word of the sentence. Good luck! If you get lost, just come back here and start again. The Design Team is spread across a number of different time zones and although we have syncronised watches, there may be a slight delay.

The top three from challenge 19 which was the Menu Choice are:

First Place: Irit
Second Place: Scrapjoanny
Third Place: Maud Martha

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download and please put 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.
Good luck with the challenge and blog hop!
Both end at 12noon GMT on Sunday 5 June.

Don't forget to tune into Create and Craft on Sat 28th May at 11am and 3pm to join Nikky - she has some great demo's lined up and she will also be on your screens Tuesday 31st at 9pm right through till 9pm on Wednesday ; )  hint hint!!   Now, onto the Design Team inspiration!

Ruth: I've used the Father's Day download and made a word book! I've cut out the large letters from the download and then traced them onto some thick acetate which has been embossed. I've dotted a line around the edge with a Sharpies marker and that is about it!

Audrey For this project I used the new Polka Doodles Father's Day/Family Download Kit. I love this kit so much! I used the paer for the edges and top of the box. I inked the edges with S.U. Soft Suede Ink. I used the Father's Day embellishment for the top. I printed it out twice and used 3D Dots to give it some dimension and I used Stickles around the scalloped circle for some bling.

Saskia - A bottle of good red wine... isn't that the perfect present for Dad?! I used the Fathers Day/Family Download Kit to decorate the bottle and to make the tag!

Colette I used the Fathers Day/Family Download Kit and made a stair stepper card, I printed the DAD letters then use as templates to cut the word out of some of the patterned papers. I added a letter to each step of the stair to spell the word dad, added a couple of the sentiment panels from the download and a verse that I found somewhere on the internet. A couple of brads and some gold glitter finished off the card.

Josie: This week I also used the lush Fathers Day / Family Download Kit. I chose 3 different papers from the kit and one of the sentiments. I then printed out the male character and did lots of matting and layering! I couldn't not add some glitter too!
Claire I have created a gift card holder for a very popular voucher using the Fathers day Download kit, only added a little inking and some stickles!

D'Anne - I created a Father's day card using the Polka Doodles Father's Day/Family Download Kit. I used 3 of the pattern papers from the kit. I layered the center element three times and the saying twice. Enjoy the hop!

Fliss - In common with everyone else I've used the Fathers Day/Family Download Kit and in my case just the papers and the sentiment as I wanted to make a vintage style card (the dads in my case being pensioners!). I found a gorgeous vintage gent on his bike on the Not For Girls CD and a certain Queen song popped into my head so you can see where my inspiration came from. I rounded lots of corners and inked all the edges.

Lou: I have used the "Fathers Day / Family" downloadable kit from Polka Doodles for all the papers on my card, plus on all the stars. However the robot toppers/ elements are from the "NOT for girls" CD. Teague's name has been made using left over rub-on letters from various alphabet sheets and they have been mounted onto "Fathers Day / Family" papers. A little manly twine for an added embellishment . . . only because ribbon wouldn't do and my card is finished.

Miria This week I made a tie-tag for father's day: when I saw this paper on Polka Doodles Father's Day/Family Download Kit. it immediately reminded me of a patterned tie! I used the sentiment and the image from the same CD and added some brads and a diaper pin - so easy-peasy!

Enfys: I used the download papers (love them) to make this shirt card for Father's Day - the collar and tie were cut with my Cricut and the Designers Calender cartridge. I added some faux stitching and a couple of metal buttons.

Emma Hi there, I have used Nikky's fab download too, just love the colours of these papers. I just made a simple little wall plaque, the back is covered in the red paper too where I added my sentiments also. Just added a bit of twine and a button.

Tracie : I used the download to make my simple fathers day card. I love that you can rustle up a quick card using just whats in the download files!

Hi, Nikky here, I also used the download to make this really quick and easy card. I love the distressing on these papers but also the little Dad really makes me chuckle, he looks like my dad when I was a kid, complete with naff 1970's brown yucky jacket LOLOL.
In the download bundle is also a hilarious little sentiment which is all to do with my dad too, but I just know most people out there will relate to it - here's the complete bundle if you like the look of it you can buy it here...

Good luck with the challenge and blog hop - closing date for both is 12noon GMT on Sunday 5 June.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thank you for the fun blog hop! :)

  3. Thanks for a great blog hop & found lots of inspiration along the way but unfortunatley on some of the blogs i couldnt leave a comment as blogger is not behaving itself!!
    hugs and xxx


  4. Whoo a blog hop. Off I go...

  5. The DT have made some stunning cards. I think I will join in with challenge seeing as I am on half term for a week, sooo no excuse really Lol.

    Gonna hop along 1st though x

    hugs sally x

  6. Back again ..... Lol
    My card is uploaded.
    I really enjoyed the blog hop & thanks for the freebie x

    Hugs sally x

  7. Team Doodle,
    I have two card posted on my blog and I hope that one of them will fit. The last one is a card for my uncle. I used a button and the tires are a circle. The other is cute as a button and has a button and a lot of circles and is blue like a baby card for a boy. I just do not want to enter when I do not go by all the rules......
    Thanks please let me know. I completed part 2 of the challenge..

  8. LOL Loved my very 1st blog hop, but without thinking did it wrong way was fun..Some lovely cards

  9. Thank you girls, great one and great dt work too. Debbiexx

  10. I have posted my card for both the challenge and the blog hop. thanks for all the great chances to win! And, as usual, I loved looking at all the great projects by the DT

  11. i SOOOO wish i had time to hop! i always enjoy your DT's creations, and it would be great to visit them all today! instead, i played along with the challenge - happy Thursday! :D

  12. Thanks for a great challenge and blog hop, lovely projects from the DT!

    Rose x

  13. Wonderful hop! The DT did a beautiful job!


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