Friday, 21 October 2011

Week 42 Challenge - Halloween Giveaways & DT results

Hi everyone, before we get to this week's challenge we also have some very very exciting news this week about the Design Team Call. We had over 100 entries this time round from lots and lots of extremely talented people, but sadly we can't choose everyone and you have no idea how difficult it was choosing this time round, we really do appreciate your efforts and feel privileged to know that so many people would love to be on the team.

As a testament to the quality of this time's entries we simply couldn't choose the initial 3 people we were looking for...so in the end we chose 12!! Yes, 12! :D

There were so many fabulous peeps we just couldnt let them go! Everyone who applied should have had an email by now (so please check your inboxes if you haven't, we are still waiting for a couple of people to confirm their acceptance),PLUS we also have 5 Guest Designers coming to play with us soon too - we think we now have one of the biggest Design Teams in the Universe!

So we welcome the following truly talented peeps onto the team and look forward to seeing their amazing creations very soon...
Don't forget - we're still waiting to hear back from 2 of you so go check your emails now!

Now, The winners of challenge 40....
Congratulations goes to Nelly S who won our first prize, and our runners up are Michaela and La Diva - well done everyone, please email for your prizes and blinkies!

So, it's my turn to set a Spookylish challenge this week! Well, it had to be didn't it really! First of all we have some GIVEAWAY CANDY up for grabs too - the winning entry of this week's magical spooky challenge will win a copy of our fabulous Sundae of Seasons CD - over 4000 images to play with! Yes, 4000!! Wowser!!
So this week's challenge, quite simply, is to make something for Halloween, BUT you MUST use some element from the special download above (just right-click to save to your PC) to make your project OR you can use elements from the Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons CD too if you prefer. Just right-click the image above and save to your computer, this is a hi-res PNG image so if you like to manipulate your images through a graphics program you can do so easily.

Daniele......for my halloween hanger I have used an image from The Sundae of Seasons Cd and the sentiment is from the free download, I've used distress inks for the background of the image and Prismas to colour the image.

Audrey... For this treat box I used the adorable free Halloween download for the sweet little witch that I colored with Copics and Sundae Of Seasons for the paper, sentiments and spiders. I printed them on Safmat.

Fliss - I've made a side step card using the cute little witch and adorable cat from the download, colouring with Promarkers (I couldn't resist giving my witch some rather cool green hair lol). The sentiment and the Halloween papers are from the Polly Witchydoodles Halloween Bundle download and the pumpkins and haunted house are from the Sundae Of Seasons CD.


Louise On my card this week I have used all the elements from the free download (could not pick so had them all lol). My image is coloured with copics and I used distress inks to change the colours on the wording.


Josie: I used a CD backing paper (i cant remember which one!) as well as house stamps and a fairy flutterby. All coloured with promarkers. I also went over the black parts with cosmic shimmer glitter.

Lis-m : I have used the fabby Polly witchydoodles download from the polkadoodles store , and the giveaway from todays challenge to create my card... The little witchy is coloured with my Promarkers., and I have used my Ultrafine nibs for the smaller details , like the bristles on the broom....


Alan: I have never made a tunnel card so l thought The Halloween download and the Sundae of Seasons gave me the opportunity to make one. The only other item l used was a perfect backing paper from the Not for Girls - Definitely for Men cd.
Miria. For my easel twisted card I used some images from Halloween download, coloured with Promarkers and added glossy accents to give dimension. The mummy is from Sundae of Seasons, I coloured it with Promarkers again and used Ultrafine nibs. I added ribbons, button and cheese cloth.

Dee: I've used some of the download elements onto pumpkins from A Sundae Of Seasons CD. I used backing papers from last years Halloween downloads, but I decided the spiders looked more friendly and more like they were bouncing when they were upside down, so I just added some squiggly lines to them.

Colette - I have used the cute little witch and halloween word art from the freebie download, along with papers from the Wonderland Paper Adventure CD. I have coloured the little witch digitally in Photoshop. The frames are cut with X-Cut Ornate Bookplate dies, and the borders are Spellbinders Ironworks Accents, I have used the waste left over after cutting the centre borders to make the top and bottom borders.

Good luck with the challenge and please remember our rules! Closing date is Sunday 30 October at 12noon GMT


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