Friday, 27 January 2012

Week 4 - Template

Week 4 - Tempt us with a template project

Hi there everyone, It's Dee here with this weeks challenge. Before we get to this week's challenge I'd like to announce the winners from Week 2 Vintage/Retro set by Fliss. As always we had some fab entries, you don't make our jobs easy do you? The winners are:
1st place: Tracey MacDonald, 2nd place: Paula Tidman, 3rd place we have a tie with Lovely Linda and Suzanne B well done everyone! 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!

Now, onto this week's challenge - I would like you all to use a template in your project, It can be a physical one or a digi template, it's up to you.

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.

Dee: I've made a toy soldier card for my project this week, although it's from the Paper Boutique Vol II-Creative Christmas it's one that could be used all year round. I simply printed off all the bits and layered it up using silicon glue.
Nelly: I have used the Paper Boutique vol 1 cd and used the Sugary Cake template, placed it on an 8x8 card and cut around. The design papers are also from the cd except the dots the text swirls paper which is from the Sugar Birdies CD and the images are taken from Pretty Sweet CD. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the border and ribbon and raffia from my stash, the sentiment is from the Pretty Sweet CD.

Joni: I used the Paper Boutique 111 CD - the Country Cottage template.

Emma - Polkadoodles make some fab templates, I have used the cupcake one from Paper Boutique Volume three this time to make my card. I printed the cut and create template in A6 size which has pre colured elements which saves time. I backed the template onto different sized mats to build up my card and then decorated the heck out of my cupcake - (hmmmm no surprise there then!)

Louise- I have used the paper Boutique Cd for my card this week and printed out the lovely house and then used a character from the Pretty sweet CD.

Clare:- I've used the birdhouse template from the Candy Doodles CD. I printed the papers from the Sugar Birdies CD onto card and printed the template onto the back of the papers. This template makes a really good size birdhouse. I filled the inside with paper flowers and printed out the cute owls from the Sugar Birdies CD.

Shary I have used the Paper Boutique Vol 3 for my project. I've done a mixture of using the papers from the CD and I've also printed out some of the elements to colour with copics. The little flowers have been punched out using the papers and I've added a little gem to each flower.The sentiment is also from the same CD.

Joanna - I've used a seed packet template from Sundae of Seasons CD, the papers are from Sundae of Seasons and the seed packet image hidden at the back is from Not For Girls CD. The butterflies are from the Fairy Flutterfly Maxine stamp set and the flowers are a free stamp designed by our talented Nikky for the Craft Stamper. All coloured with Inktense pencils.This template is so versatile! If you'd like to see more inspiration with this template, visit my blog - I have a tutorial, too!
Shell-for my card this week I used the cut and create cupcake template off the Paper boutique lll cd, I made a card blank using my nesties, added a few layers and distressed the edges using worn lipstick distress ink then simply added a ribbon and a few pearls.

Colette - I have used the green cupcake template from Paper boutique lll and followed the instructions on the CD to make my cupcake shaped card. The stars are covered in glossy accents and I added some string and a button from stash to make it look a bit more masculine.
Carol - I have used a template from the Paper Boutique Vol III and decoupaged the layers for more depth. I also added some stardust stickles for some bling.

Norine: I used a template from the Paper Boutique 3 CD this week as well as background papers from the Pretty Tuff CD. After cutting and piecing all the pieces, I stitched beads on for sprinkles on the cupcake.

So there is our inspiration for this week - some fab and fun projects! Your closing date to enter is Sun 5th Feb at noon GMT.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card as a winner! YAY!! Congratulations to all the other winners too! ;-)

  2. Hi

    I have really enjoyed using the template to make my birthday card

  3. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration and another fun challenge.


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