Friday 8 June 2012

Week 23 - Lots of Flowers

Hello everyone, it's Fliss here today with details of this week's challenge which I hope you're going to love as I picked the theme! Before we get to that though, I need to tell you about tomorrow's exciting happenings.

Saturday sees the launch of a brand new collection by our Nikky and she will be on Create & Craft TV tomorrow at 12 noon and 4pm with the lovely new addition to the team, Rosemary Merry, to tell you all about it. Definitely not to be missed!
The Design Team have been so excited to work with the gorgeous new collection and I know we all want to show you what we've created! No sharing until tomorrow though!

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 21.

1st place -  Lisa Jane , 2nd place -  bastelarena , 3rd placeClairebears

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 the all important details of this week's theme which is Lots Of Flowers, as many as you can add in the form of background papers, a floral image, paper or fabric flowers etc etc. Here's what the Design team have come up with and I think you'll agree there are a lot of flowers here!

Ruth: I've gone for an old favourite and used Paper Boutique Vol 1 for this wonderfully shaped card!  I used the A5 pre printed version and cut everything out, layering up the flowers with foam pads.  For an extra bit of bling, I've added seed beads to the flower centres and glitter around the edges of the flowers.

Daniele, for my card I thought I use the Daisy doodles stamps this time, colouring and embossing some of them and then layering them up.

Miria For my card I used these superinspirational flowers and sentiment from cd Candy Doodles , I simply distressed them with Black Soot Distress Inkpad. I added two die-cut flowers from Marianne Design and buttons.

Lisa - The Crafting Owl. I used my fav CDROM Sundae of Seasons for the fab papers and seeing as the theme is flowers, Marianne Dies were the obvious choice.

Ashley- I made my own background flower paper using the Daisy doodles rubber stamp set (flowers), I also used the adorable owl from the Sugar Birdies CDROM.

Fliss - I've made a simple shaped card using a pretty image and gorgeous rose paper with a floral border from the Sugarplum Daisy CD. As you can see there are loads of flowers here. I made a floral embellishment using a layered flower die and leafy flourish by Marianne Design and finished off with a sentiment and pretty butterfly.

Patty - I've used a sweet image from the Sugarplum Daisy CD using plain papers and embossing for texture. I added a pretty lacy die cut circle and some stamped flowers to finish off.

Some fabulous inspiration here and we can't wait to see your creations. You have until 12 noon on Sunday 17 June to enter and please don't forget to check those rules.


  1. Many return of the day and happy birthday.

  2. I cannot seem to post above so I am leaving link to my post/entry here

  3. fabulous challenge - i love flowers!

  4. Fabulous DT inspiration. Thank you for a lovely challenge x

  5. Whoops!! Would it be at all possible for you to remove my entry? The picture does not link to the correct card on my blog. Thank you x

  6. Beautiful cards from the DT for inspiration
    Mandy x

  7. oh wow thanks for picking me as number one . Well done to 2nd and 3rd place winners .
    I have emailed Nikki.
    Great challenge again this week and fab DT inspiration
    Lisa x

  8. Sorry, but it hasn't shown my card at all even though I clicked on it - it brought up a warning. Entry number 21. Hazel x

  9. aww I lurve flowers, what fab work from you all, really has inspired me thanks all xx

  10. Lovely cards by the team again - Ruth's flowers look good enough to eat. Kim x

  11. i SELDOM bust out my flowers, so your challenge gave me just that nudge i needed to gussy up my card. thanks for inspiring!! :)

  12. Thank you for the fab DT inspiration and another great challenge.

  13. Beautiful floral creations from the DT; thanks for the fun challenge!

  14. Beautiful DT cards girls. Fantastic challenge. Hugs Clare xxx

  15. Love this challenge and a chance to use an image off the new cd "Picknix"

  16. I would love to enter but have no idea what a URL is...

  17. Well, I entered by email, but my card has still not appeared yet.

  18. By the way, I entered the competition on 14th June, before the deadline, by email. Are you going to show my card please? Thanks.


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