Friday, 29 June 2012

Week 26 - Fairies & Fantasy

Hello Polka Doodles fans, it's Friday again and yet again it's where did the week go as it's time for a new challenge already. Hope you're raring to go but before we get on to the details we're thrilled to have the lovely Rosemary Merry appearing on Create and Craft TV on Tuesday 3rd July at 8am and 2pm so do watch if you can but if you can't then don't forget to set the recorder as believe me, you won't want to miss it!



Before we get onto this week's challenge let's find out the winners from challenge 24 which was Create A Summer Scene.

1.Kimbo - please use verification code PD1W2424 in your email to claim your prize
2.Natali - please use verification code PD2W2424 in your email to claim your prize
3.Deonna B - please use verification code PD3W2424 in your email to claim your prize

Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and grab your blinkies from the sidebar - the first placed winner receives a Free Download! Please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number.
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So, onto this week's challenge! The winner this week will win a gorgeous Emma Canning Download - if you haven't yet seen Emma's totally fabulous digital images you can get a sneak peek HERE.  
You have until noon (GMT) on Sunday 8 July to enter so make sure you get your entries in to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize!

Now I'm sure you all want the challenge details. Your hostess with the mostest this week is Emma and her chosen theme is Fairies, Fantasy and Flitter which she says means that she would like to see a fantasy theme or a fairy flittered with a magical dusting of glitter - how about that for a fab theme!

Here's some gorgeous inspiration from the Polka Doodles Teamies:

Norine: I loved getting all fussy and fancy with this week's fairy challenge!! Paper and image are both from the yummy Sugar Plum Daisy cd. I painted Stickles on the wings and then added some Martha Stewart glitter as well. To complete the card I added a paper doily and made up a little bouquet of miscellaneous paper flowers and ribbon I had in my stash!


Fliss: I've made an easel card for the challenge this time and have turned one of the cute little girls from the Pretty Sweet CD into a fairy. I printed out both her and some of the lovely toadstools from the Sugarplum Daisy CD on cartridge paper and coloured with my fave Aquamarkers. I added a little texture with pencils. I made the fairy wings using a Marianne Design butterfly die which I coloured and glittered. The card was assembled with lots of layers as you see and embellished with a glittered butterfly from the Sugarplum CD.


Nelly Hello everyone, well I'm back crafting after a short spell away and I certainly missed my postings and crafting, loved making this circle side stepper easel card using elements from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD I absolutely love the moon on this CD, image is coloured with Pro Markers and the sentiments are also taken from the CD.


JAN: I think most little girls like fairies, so I decided to make a door hanger for a girl's room this week. I used paper and images (toadstool, fairy, butterfly wings and sentiment) which are all from the fantastic 'Sugar Plum Daisy' CD. I chose the ready coloured images this time and simply printed them off and decoupaged them onto my project. The pink flowers are printed from the 'Sugar Birdies' CD and have been embellished with bits and bobs from my own stash. A few Polkadoodle dew drops accent the corners and it wouldn't be fairyland without a sprinkling of stardust glitter!


Shell-I loved making this card, I have used an image,sentiment and papers off the Sugarplum Daisy CD.
She's been coloured with copics and I have covered her wings in glitter, the flowers are from my stash and have been dipped into glitter, then to finish it off I added little drops of glitter as if she is watering the flowers with glitter.


NJ I love fairies, they are one of my favourite things along with butterflies! For my Fairies & Fantasy card I have used an 8x8 card blank and made an aperture. I have used the All Around & Everywhere CD and also the Sundae of Seasons CD. I used Diamond Stickles for sparkle and added Dew Drops.


Claire: I love fairies, so couldn't wait to create something. I've used the fairy and foliage images from the All Around & Everywhere CD and the watering can, window & door (which is the window with the shutters chopped off) from the new Studio 12 Picknix Heavenly Garden Kit to create my stepper card.


Lou: Now I stretched the fairy theme a little with my card this week as I have used one of the gorgeous Christmas fairy (okay .... angel) stamps for my card. I so wanted to use this stamp and she does look fairy like, doesn't she? A simple embossed background which I have inked with distress inks, some ribbon offcut, glittered leaves, paper off cuts from Pretty Sweet CD and  Doodle Dew Drops. The images was stamped with Walnut distress ink and then water coloured with Walnut and Rose Pink distress inks.


We can't wait to see all your entries and please don't forget to check out the rules.

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