Friday 1 June 2012

B Week 22 - 1 Jun - Regal Colours Diamond Jubilee

Hello there and welcome to this weeks fab new challenge where we get to celebrate the Queens Jubilee by incorporating regal colours in our designs.

Before we go any further, we also have some really exciting news to share this week.  
We are delighted to announce that the lovely Rosemary Merry has joined the Polkadoodles team and will be demonstrating for us regularly with lots of new and exciting things coming up. Rosemary is a reknowned through the UK craft  industry and was QVC's resident Scrapbooking expert for many years so she brings something fresh to the PD camp and we can't wait to see her take on what we do here! We just know you're going to love her and together, Rosemary and Nikky are a great creative partnership we think! 
Make sure you tune into Create & Craft TV on 9th June at noon and 4pm to see the girls launch the first collection from our new
The design team have all been playing with the new collection this week and you are just going to love it - so versatile! So don't miss Nikky and Rosemary bringing you lots of inspiration next Saturday!

In the meantime, we never stop here and the team have had a fantastic time creating some amazing projects to inspire and delight you however, before we get onto this week's inspiration, let's find out the winners from challenge 20.

1st place - Diane J  , 2nd place - Kimbo , 3rd place - Paula

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.

Nelly; For this weeks theme "Jubilee card" I took "Piper" from Pretty sweet CD and paper pieced her dress and then coloured with pro markers, thought I would dress her up for the occasion and took the Crown from all around the world and everywhere Cd and resized it to fit nicely on her head. i used Marianne Creatables LR0180 & LR0150 Circle and leaf dies. the sentiment is a Polka Doodle stamp the design paper was design by Nikky for Polka Doodle Dandies Group Challenge on our Facebook page (search for Nikky Hall) you simply must pop over to grab these and join in!! flowers, gems and ribbons from stash.

NJ For my Diamond Jubilee card I chose to use papers from the Love & Cherish CD I also printed the crown from this cd and coloured in using Promarkers in Ruby Red and Yellow. I also used a gold pen to give a metallic look to the crown. I typed my own text and matted onto paper from the cd. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I wanted to give the card a Regal look with lots of jewels and a Filigree button and an ornate key. I have used spellbinders labels to matt the crown onto.

Jan: I have stayed with a traditional red, white and blue colour scheme for my card to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The yummy papers are from a collection designed by Nikky Hall, as is the little crown which sits on top of the '0'. The bunting is made from matching papers using a template from the 'All Around & Everywhere' CD and is embellished with lots of bling. The '60' topper is also from the 'All Around & Everywhere' CD and has been edited to include the word 'Diamond', before being seriously glittered in red!

Shary For my card this week I've used an assortment of different papers from various Polkadoodle CDS. The papers are from Pretty Tuff , Not for Girls and I've also used the flag paper from the freebie "Britannia" that Nikky offered on the Facebook group. The papers have been edged with a blue ink. I also made some bunting from the papers. The image is from Candy Doodles and I've used Copic to colour him. Just some little buttons to embellish the card too.

Shell-For my card this week I have used the Britannia digi papers Nikky gave to the Polkadoodles Facebook page. The cup and saucer are from the Sugarplum Daisy cd. The sentiment I made using an app on my iPhone.

Claire Decided to go for some Red, White and blue with a large helping of gold this week! My main blue checker paper this week came from the Not for girls cd, I adapted the christmas bunting paper from Magical Winter cd to create 'Glorious years'  and the 60 numerals are also Polka Doodles . I thought they all worked really well with the printed cogs and wheels which believe it or not are the back of some old round playing cards!

Dee: My card is made with papers and images from the Sugarplum Daisy CD again, a few die cut scallop circles and pearl PVA and bobs your uncle, you have a card.

Claire: I decided to make a Jubilee Bird House this week using the bird house template from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD and the freebie papers and images from the Polka Doodle Dandies Facebook Page. The little mouse is of course from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, I've simply given her a new outfit for this occasion.

So there's your inspiration - some fantastic projects from the DT this week I think you'll agree! You have until Sun 10th June at 12 noon GMT to enter the challenge, so just add your URL to the Linky below! Good Luck!


  1. What great cards from the team again. I really can't choose a favourite this week. x

  2. How amazing DT cards. Really love them all. You all are super talented.
    Eret xx

  3. thanks ladies for the challenge, beautiful work by all
    am having trouble adding a pic to my little icon when I join in but hey ho!! been a long time since i did any blogging!!
    Paula x

  4. Love the Jubilee celebration art.

  5. Lovely cards from the team!
    Mandy x

  6. I'm not sure that my link has 'taken' - my card is here x

  7. I am so sorry - I now see that my card is there twice! Please ignore my previous comment - I think it must be post-holiday senior moments! I really do apologise x


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