Friday, 20 January 2012

Week 3 - Sketch and Blog Candy

Hello everyone and welcome to another week at Polkadoodles!


Woohoo we have a bit of a landmark at Polkadoodles - 1000 Blog followers!! woohooooo!! In celebration of this we will choose 5 random people who leave a comment under this week's post who will each receive a free stamp! But you have to be a follower and you have to leave a comment under the post to qualify. The winners will be announced next week.


Before we get down to business this week, did you all know we now have a great Under 16's monthly challenge over at Diddydoodles! We think it's really important to get the youngsters crafting and give them a bit of motivation so if you have young hands that are always in your craft stuff then please get them joining in! It's all a bit of fun but it's run by kids for kids and we would love it if you can help spread the word please.


Before we get to this week's challenge, onto the winners from Week 1 which was to follow the sketch in Shades of Grey. As ever we had some fab entries and the winners are:
1st: Jackie and tied as runner ups are Emma, Sandra B, and Lindsey well done everyone, Jackie wins a special set of Grey Flexmarkers and the runners up all win a Digi!
Can everyone please email Nikky for your blinkies and to claim your prizes please!
Please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!


So, onto this week's challenge - the sketch! It's my birthday this week so the theme is to make a Birthday Card and follow the sketch. The winner of this challenge will win a free stamp which has not even been released yet so we can't even show you the design, but if you like cute owls you are going to love it!!
Now I felt generous so I've let the Design Team use one of their stamps from their stashbox this week, let's see what they all came up with but please make sure you follow our simple rules when you enter...



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 link below - 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.

Ruth: I've gone with a round card and I've used two butterflies from Sundae of Seasons and added some wire. The ribbon ruffles are made by simply ruffling up ribbon and sticking it down to some very very sticky foam tape (I think its DIY stuff!) Confession time - I can't remember which cd I printed the paper from!!!
Daniele: For my card I used papers from All Around and Everywhere, the bird cage die is from Memory box and I couldn't resist adding feathers. The stamp I have used is from Stampavie but there is also a delightful birdbox on the Cd to go with the papers.
Claire: For my Stashbox stamp card I have used a freebie star stamp from Craft Stamper magazine and also a birthday cake stamp. It's my middle child Caleb's 7th Birthday soon so enjoyed using Nikki's sketch for his card. The papers are from the Magical Winter cd and the alphas are from Sugar Birdies CD..... Just with a little added doodling and gold leaf
Enfys: I made a New Year resolution to use up some of the papers I have printed out from various CD's - the great thing about Polkadoodles CD's is that all the papers seem to coordinate with other CD's - you get so many colour families on each one that it is easy to match papers. The image I used is a Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers (did you know that Nikki is one of the few suppliers to sell markers individually?)


Fliss: I'm on a bit of a nature kick with my cards at the moment so my card here is no exception as I wanted to use this really cute owl from Tattered Angels and I thought the papers on the Pretty Sweet CD a perfect match with their shabby look and gorgeous vintage colours. I stamped the owl with Memento Rich Cocoa and left him uncoloured for impact. I added die cut layers and inking on the edges for emphasis. I finished off with a great sentiment from the Back To Nature CD.

Miria For my card I used a LOTV stamp coloured with Distress, the papers are from Paper Pretties cd, I just added some buttons.
Josie: This week for stash box stamp I used a Lili of the Valley image. I am hooked on the pink and turquoise colours at the moment as well as these papers. They are from the Pretty Sweet and Magical Winter CD Roms.

Net - Hi and oops! I kind of got a bit.... er lost on the sketch! Its sort of in there but the sizes and shapes are a bit different. A case of do as I say not do as I do! My hand immediately went to these lovely dotty papers. I love dots! A new magnolia was inked for the occasion. So please don't be like me follow the sketch! ~slopes off to the norty glitter free corner~

Ashley- For my card I used the Pretty Tuff cd, for the awesome stars and stripes papers and stamp image. I added some cool PTI stamps to create a fun "rock star" theme. A little glitter here a little glitter there and BAM you have a "ROCKIN" card.
Anne...For my card this week I've used papers from Sugar Birdies CD and a stamp from Sparkle n Sprinkle which I've coloured with copics. Some punched flowers and leaves finish the look.


ALAN: For this challenge l went straight to Sugar Birdies CD-Roms 'Collectors Edition' for my backing papers. There is such a wide range that can be used for any occasion. I wanted a softer card creation that l could give to Mum-in-Law on her Birthday. The flowers were again from the Sugar Birdies CD-Rom 'Collectors Edition and were just glued together and a button threaded with Butcher string to give detail.


So there you have this week's entries...aren't they fab!


You have until Sunday 29th January at noon GMT to enter so make sure you get your entry in to have a chance of winning that candy!


Just use the cute little InLinkz button below - all you need to do is add the URL of your image(not your blog post!) on your blog (or Photobucket etc if you don't have a blog) and InLinkz will load your thumbnail. It sometimes takes a little while to refresh so if it doesnt load first time just check a little later on.


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37 comments:

  1. Enjoy your birthday week, maybe make it your birthday month :)

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  2. Wow great dt , fab no of followers!trace x

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  3. Well done polka doodles. This is the hard work of the DTs and everybody in your team that has made the challenge blog one of the best known in the blogland. Once again congratulations.

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Fantastic cards from the DT! Thanks for your wonderful challenges. Hugs, Brigitte

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  5. Happy Birthday!! And congrats to Polka doodles on the milestone!! Love the sketch.. Will have to join in!! Hugsxx

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  6. Fab sketch this week, Happy birthday and congrats on reaching 1000 followers x
    wendy x

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  7. Happy Birthday for this week Nikki :0)
    Your CD's are the reason I have a blog, as I wanted to play along with your challenges.
    Love Clairebears x

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  8. Happy Birthday :) am finally gonna try and make an effort to join in blog challenges! great DT cards

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  9. Happy Birthday! Love the cute sketch and all the different takes on it. Congratulations also on reaching such a big landmark!

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  10. Hi
    Thank you so much for picking me as a runner up =) You have made my day x Congratulations on reaching so many followers!! Also great news about the under 16's challenge blog. I have a 6 year old that loves crafting I will have to let her know. Looks like a great sketch this week ~ best get creating. hugs Em xx

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  11. Hope you like your card Nicky!! Id love the chance to win the new to be soon released stamp please and i will be entering the sketch challenge xx

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  12. Happy Birthday!Love the sketch.Thanks for your wonderful challenges!

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  13. Whoooopeeee Polka Doodles! Congratulations on a great follower milestone, lots of birthday hugs and well done to the winners. Ruby x

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  14. Looking good DT your cards are beautiful.xx

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  15. Happy Over 1000 Followers Week lol ....Fabulous inspiration from the DT as always..Thanks for the chance to win one of your Gorgeous and Adorable Images.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  16. Oops forgot to add Happy Birthday for this week...Hope its a Fab one.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  17. Congratulations on reaching 1000+ followers! Happy Birthday!

    COol sketch and love to join in! so will head on to my crafty table and start. :)

    Luanne

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  18. Congrats on reaching 1,000 followers, and happy birthday! All the DT did a fabulous job with the sketch...I can't wait to play along!

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  19. congrats on reaching the milestone and thanks for the inspiration angxx

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  20. Well done Nikki, well deserved. I too only started my blog to take part in some of the challenges, but so worth it! Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration. xx Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! X

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  21. Happy Birthday and congrats on all your followers! Gorgeous DT cards as usual.
    I'm hoping to get some time this weekend to play along.

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  22. Happy Birthday and congratulations on 1000 followers, thanks so much for picking me as a runner up it's really made my day =)
    Lindsay xx

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  23. Congrats on reaching the 1000 followers milestone! Happy Birthday, too!! I love the DT cards - so much inspiration there.

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  24. Congrats! =) I haven't participated in any challenges yet, but I like to see the DT cards and visit some of the entries. Keep up the fabulous work!

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  25. congrates on 1000 followers! whoo hoo love the dt projects, i'm thinking i'm going to have a go at this challenge, tfs huggs Amanda

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  26. Congrats on 1000 followers! Happy Birthday Nikky!
    Love the dt projects posted, Carole Z X

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  27. Congratulations on your birthday, I already follow your other blog, so will now follow this one too.

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  28. hApPY bIRtHdAY nIkKy!
    Plus congrats on your milestone of followers!!
    Lots of love and CAKE!
    Daisylou xxx

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  29. Hey...beautiful examples from the DT and so very varied. Suzanne B

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  30. Happy Birthday and congratulations on having over 1000 followers! x

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  31. It's been a while, but it is time again for a sketch challenge. It will motivate me to have some cards on hand when I need them.

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  32. Congratulations Nikky on 1000 followers, I'm sure they will be many more! x

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  33. Congrats !! Many More Happy Returns Of The Day !

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  34. Have a brilliant Birthday Nikky , hope you got lots of goodies .

    Love all the cards in the challenge , its the first time i have entered a challenge before so hop[e i did everything right .....

    Hugs Sue xx

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  35. My fleximarkers arrived this morning thank you so much going to play with later as I don't have any yet yipeeeee
    Jacki xx

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  36. Happy Birthday from me too ♥ ♥ ♥

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