Friday 2 March 2012

Week 9 - Polkadots, Stripes or both

Welcome to challenge 9! Have you ordered your copy of Pen and Paper Circle Kit yet? Issue 2 is available to order but hurry - you only have until 7 March to order!

Before we move onto this weeks challenge, here are the winners from challenge 7 which was to follow the recipe...
The very special random winner who receives the Marianne Design sponsored prize plus a copy of the new Candy Doodles Collectors Edition cd is: Margie Calenda who was No. 37 selected by our random number generator (Mr Doodles!)  Congratulations Margie!! Email Nikky with your postal details and she will get them sent off to you!

Our regular top three places are: First Place: Karen, Second Place: Twisted Witch, Third Place: Angela
Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your prize and blinkies - the first placed winner receives fee 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.

Right, onto the challenge for this week! Its all about using Polkadots or Stripes or both!! The lucky winner of this challenge will win a £10 voucher to spend on the Polkadoodles website - woohooo!!  The challenge ends on Sunday 11 March at 12noon GMT. Good luck!

Ruth: I've gone for the spots! This must be one of my favourite Polkadoodle papers of all time - and its from Candy Doodles. I've printed on both sides - pink to the front and black spots on the inside and used some co-ordinating flowers too. Simply cut out, doodled around the edges of the flowers, ruffled them a little and then layered up with some rather black gems in the centres. Some faux stitching around the outer edges and its done!

Josie: This week I chose an Image and papers from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. The image is coloured in with a mixture of Pro Markers and Flexi Markers. I used the paper to make a medallion and then put a sentiment on top.
Enfys: I chose the stripes option and used the papers and dog from the Candy Doodles CD, the kennel and branches were cut with my Cricut. I love this dog! The sentiment is a stamp I have had in my stash for ages, one of those anonymous no name stamps, but I think it was Studio G.
Daniele here, for my card for this weeks challenge I have used another of those sweet characters from the new updated Candy Doodles Cd, coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers, the papers are also from the same Cd and used spots and stripes. Love the new ticket sentiments.
Claire - I couldn't decide so its the best of both worlds for me - spots and stripes! Lovely image, alphas and subtle spot paper from the Collectors Candy Doodles cd and the main dp from paper boutique vol 1. With added stickles, sticky pearls and a little doodling.
Doreen: I used for my card the lovely image from the new updated Candy Doodles Cd. The paper is from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom.
Miria I chose stripes for my card, I used some paper scraps from Sundae of Seasons and the sweet image is from the new cd Candy Doodles collectors edition. I coloured it with Kuretake Zig Art&Graphic Twin. The sentiment is a stampie from the same cd, buttons from stash.
Fliss I couldn't decide so have both on mine as I couldn't resist using my absolute favourite Wonderland stamps and papers having got them out to make a wall hanging a few days ago (see my blog for this). Alice was stamped twice, coloured with Promarkers and decoupaged for a 3D effect and the frame was made from a scrap of Pretty Tuff paper embossed with a dotty folder.
Anne - For my card I've used one of the new images and sentiment from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition. I coloured as always with copics but felt when I'd finished that he looked a wee bit lost so I added some grass and sky to create a bit more of a scene. The papers are from Pretty Tuff, flowers and lace from me stash and I've also used the Marianne Design Lavender die also available from Polka Doodles.
That's it - over to you! The challenge ends on Sunday 11 March at 12noon GMT. Good luck!



  1. WOO HOO! How exciting! This totally made my day. I'm so excited, I'm already working on my card for the next challenge! Thanks ladies!

  2. A Fabulous Challenge and great DT work! Thank you. Judy x

  3. Hi there, I'd like to enter your challenges but wanted to make sure that you accept entries from the US. Could you please either email me or comment on my blog? I'd appreciate it! I'm a new follower. :0)

    Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  5. Brilliant challenge and the DT team's cards are gorgeous! :) Good luck to everyone xx

  6. Beautiful DT cards and thank you for the challenge.
    Hugs Linda

  7. Fantastic cards from everybody! Great challenge too.xx

  8. Really enjoyed this challenge! Please can someone delete my first entry though as it didnt link to my blogpost but whole blog. Sorry im new to all this. First ever blog challenge Ive entered!!

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  9. Your cards are all stunning thank you for the fantastic inspiration x and another great challenge x

  10. Awesome creations by the team. Thanks so much for the challenge -- dots and stripes are a favorite of mine.

  11. Great challenge to enter, thank you, love the DT cards

  12. Fabulous creations. Thank you so much for the Challenge.

  13. This is my first Polkadoodles challenge - hope it's ok. I love the DT inspiration. Jx

  14. Wonderful DT creations. I used polka dotted patterned paper on my Baby Girl Card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Thanks for running this fun challenge, love the DT work

    hugs Vicky x x x

  16. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration & challenge!

  17. Fun challenge, everyone did amazing work.. thanks for the op.

  18. Hello,
    I'm new to your blog (AMAZING DT projects) and I was unable to link up. Please let me know if you can go to my blog and link up for me? I tried 4 times and it said missing image, yet the image showed?
    Thank You
    Claire s.

  19. Great inspiration by the DT! I love this weeks theme, as polka dots are one of my favorites!

  20. Fabulous DT cards, loving this challenge. Chris xx

  21. Hi all another great challenge from you and great inspiration
    Jacki xx

  22. Brilliant DT creations Thank you for a fab challenge Lou x

  23. Gorgeous DT inspiration and another fab challenge.
    Many thanks.

  24. Have DT cards, thankyou for another great challenge

  25. i LOVE combining patterns, and these two go brilliantly together so i couldn't resist playinga long! thanks for the challenge, and such FABULOUS inspiration!!

  26. Thanks for the giveaway an a chance to win...Good luck to everyone.
    Hope #102 is a lucky number.

  27. Thanks for the give away. I entered two cards one with dots and one with stripes. I look on one computer and it is the same pictures but on my laptop it shows 2 different ones. 102 & 103. I had lots of problems posting. Good Luck to everyone.

  28. Lovely challenge this time Nikky. Ive enter this one card but will be entering another card that has 3 images on my blog... Love Marg xxxx


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