Friday 16 March 2012

Week 11 - BLOG CANDY, Animal or Bird & Stashbox Stamp

Friday again and time for another challenge! 
But before we tell you all about it, if anyone is going to GNPE at Harrogate this weekend make sure you head over to the Polka Doodles stand to see Nikky with Leonie Pujol demoing lots of new goodie scrumpshness!! They will be launching a brand new CD at the show so make sure you grab yours first! I'm told they will also have their inky mitts all over some new Kuretake goodies which anyone who scraps or loves making brag books or smash books is just going to ADORE so make sure you check it out! Nikky is a really busy bee this next week as you can then catch her on Create and Craft/Ideal World TV from 9pm Wed 21st with 10 hours of crafting where she will launch the new CD together with a Pick of the Day product (top secret, sorry!)...and as if that's not enough you can then see her on the Kuretake show at 8am Fri 23rd with lots of Basically Bare goodies and more messiness no doubt! Again, if you love altered art, making homestyle projects, are a scrapper or just love being versatile with your cardmaking then check out the Kuretake show, you'll love it all!

Right, because it's such a mammoth week, Nikky is offering up 3 copies of the latest Candy Doodles CD to 3 random comments this week if we get over 50 comments on this post, but you also MUST mention our blog candy on your own blog and leave a backlink in your comment (we will check the links) - so you have to follow the blog and comment to be in with a chance to win!

In addition, our Enfys is also having a mammoth week on her blog Going Buggy too - she's giving away a free copy of Candy Doodles EVERY DAY this week - so go check her out too!

Before we get onto this week's challenge let's find out the winners from the Week 9 Stripes/Spots challenge which were:

1st place - Heather , 2nd place - Wenn1 107 , 3rd place - Tracy MacDonald

Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and blinkies - the first placed winner receives a free download! Please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number.
We 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.

Now for this week's challenge which we know you'll love as we would like to see your creations with an Animal or a Bird on them. The Design Team have made some fabulous inspiration for you to feast your eyes on and they had the additional challenge of including a stashbox stamp this week. And the winner of this challenge will also win some goodies in the form of our gorgeous Pretty Sweet CD!!So make sure you get entering - in total between us and En's blog you have 11 chances to win a CD!!Wowser!!And don't forget you have until noon GMT on 25th March to enter and get all your comments in etc!!

Ruth: I seem to have a thing for butterflies at the moment! This one is from Sundae of Seasons - I've printed it a few times onto acetate and layered it up. The paper is also from the cd and I've inked the edges with brown and black ink, adding some half pearls and some rather lush satin edged ribbon I found in my stash!

Josie: This week I used the image called Wryn and Wren. I loved the little cute bird. This image seems delicate to me so I wanted to use some delicate style paper. For this I printed two different shades of the same paper from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. I kept this card quite simple,  adding some lace and some flowers. The image was coloured in using a mixture of Pro Markers & Flex Markers.
Claire: Loving the new refreshed Candy Doodles cd especially this gorgeous tree image with the birdies! I've created a pack of notelets using elements from the cd. I have combined the two tree stamps on the cd as I love hearts and birdhouses......
Doreen: For my card I used the lovely image from the new updated Candy Doodles Cd. The paper is from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom.
Lisa -'The Crafting Owl'. I've made my first card as a new member of the DT from the Back to Nature CD. I added paper photocopied on to acetate for more interest. The tag and border are also from the CD. The stamp can be bought here.
Lana - My card uses one of the newly released CD's 'Pretty Tuff' which is such a versatile one you can combine with so many things. I love the fact that you can choose the coloured digis or the B & W ones to colour yourself.
Miria. For my card I used a Magnolia Tilda who looks feeling at home in this scene from new cute cd Candy Doodles collectors' edition. Both the images are coloured with Zig Art&Graphic Twin and Distress. The paper is from cd Pretty Sweet. I just added some half pearls and punched flowers.
Enfys: I used Polly from the new Candy Doodles CD for my card, I love her! Totally forgot about Stashbox stamp week, so my card is Polka Doodles, and nothing but Polka Doodles. Does a snail count as an animal? Well it lives and breathes, so lets say yes...... If you go to my blog HERE and leave a comment under every post this week, you are in with a chance of winning the new collectors edition of Candy Doodles, one to be given away for each day. Good luck!
Fliss: I decided to make a little bird house using the fab template from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD which I printed out on the back of some lovely textured look papers from the Not For Girls CD. I made a stand for the assembled house using the roof printed out on paper from the Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD using quite thick card. I added a little stamped robin and flowers (I made the roses from the spira blossoms on the All Around & Everywhere CD) to finish.
Anne - I used the Sundae of Seasons CD for the main image and little clothes line which included a teddy bear to keep with our theme this week. The papers are from my favourite CD Pretty Sweet, ribbon and other bits and bobs from my stash.

Daniele. for my card this week I'm showing you a sneek peek of something brand new being launched by Nikky this week and you will be spoilt with all the sweet cutie images on it, like this oh so sweet mouse.

Good luck! The challenge is open until Sunday 25 March at 12noon GMT.



  1. thanks for the chance to win here is my link

  2. Ladies what stunning DT cards this week (as they are every week) and a great theme see you later
    Jacki xx

  3. great cards ladies and thanks for the chance of winning your candy I have done a small post here:
    Lorraine xx

  4. Thank you so much for the Top Three spot! Congrats to Heather and Wenn1! :-)

  5. Well done to the winners! Nikky is truly very busy..will put up link in side bar, hope you get lots of entrants for the fab candy. Ruby x

  6. I have been a long time follower....Thanks for a chance to win the CD. I hope I am posting this in the right place. I posted a note on my blog. Thanks again.

  7. My first entry (number 9) was a mishap - used the wrong link. I'm sorry. Hope you can remove it for me.

  8. Brilliant D.T. Cards, love the C.D's and looking forward to your new one. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely blog candy.
    Have a great weekend.
    Crafty hugs Jo. X

  9. love what the dt did... thanks for the challenge

  10. Thanks Nikki for the chance of meeting you in Harrogate today
    The work done by the DT and yourself is stunning and I adore all the CDS
    Don't know how to enter competition. I never have done

  11. Great inspiration pieces. Thank you for this great challenge and the chance for some candy wow who can ask for more ;)

    1. I forgot the link... my bad here it is

  12. What a fab lot of inspiration from everyone !! Thanks girls !!

    hugs Diane xx

  13. had sooo much fun with this challenge...I am fairly new at doing these challenges...hope I did it right!!

  14. posted about the Blog candy: exciting!!! Would loveee to win this...thanks sooo much!!

  15. I so love this cd...I have one and would be thrilled to win more. Thanks for the chance to do this. Good Luck to all.........

  16. thanks for the opportunity to win one of your cd;s.

  17. Thanks so much for a chance to win. I am a big fan of yours and Enfys. I have one cd and love them. I wish that they were a little easier to get. Wish they were sold in the USA. Good Luck to everyone. E-Mail:

  18. Sorry could you delete entry #44 please as I've just realised I overdid the challenges. Thanks Carol x

  19. Fabulous inspiration from the design team! Thanks for the fun!
    hugs, Sharon

  20. Lovely creations from the designteam!
    Hugs Mia

  21. thanks for the fun challenge to play in. what lovely DT creations!!
    hugs, Heidi

  22. So much fun! I'm think I've found a new addiction....POLKA DOODLES!

  23. Well done to the winners. Great challenge, will try and join in if I can. DT have excelled themselves as usual. Very inspiring.Thank you for the chance to win.Would love to win.Fingers crossed. My link is below:
    Hugs Debbie x


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