Friday 17 August 2012

Week 33 - Tags

Hello!!...It's time for another Polkadoodles challenge but before that, did you also know that we have news of 2 fantastic new DT calls this week?  

Our lovely Emma Canning is starting a brand new blog challenge and is looking for a team to help, so get on over there and get applying now, Emma's designs are a joy to work with and if you like colouring you will love it!


Meantime, here at Polkadoodles we also have a new Design Team Call!
Would you like to join our happy team of talented designers? 
We are looking for some new blood to join us here at Polkadoodles so if you can commit to a busy DT position then apply now! 
This is a really exciting opportunity to join one of the UK's most popular crafting brands and have your work showcased on the UK's only dedicated Craft TV Channel!  
You must have a blog where you post regularly, love using digital products and stamps, love the Polkadoodle stylee of course, and be able to commit to making 2-3 projects every month and extra samples which may be shown on TV here in the UK! In return for your input you will receive selected products from the Polkadoodles range including digital and stamps and will be part of a fantastic team of super talented people. The term of this position is 6 months so you must be able to commit fully for that period of time. 
To apply: Please email here, with your full blog address and attach 3 photos of your favourite pieces of work and let us know a little bit about yourself in a couple of short sentences. All entries will be replied to by email whether successful or not, after the closing date - please do not expect a reply before this date. Closing date for applications is....19th September 2012.

So, let's get onto the inspiration from Polkadoodles this week!! 
Firstly, let's do the winners from last time!
The top three entrants from challenge 31 which was Banners and Bunting are:

First Place:  Kevin - please use verification code PD1W3331 to claim your prize!
Second Place:  Karina and Third Place:  Jane

Congratulations everyone!   Kevin, please email Nikky for your prize which is a download bundle and use the code PD1W3331 in the subject field - all blinkies can be grabbed from the sidebar.
Ok, now onto this week's challenge!  The theme for the week is tags - so as long as we can see a tag (or two) and the rules are followed then we will be happy!  Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 26 August at 12noon GMT - good luck!

We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blog
1. Please follow the challenge theme!
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 linky tool - 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 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

Ruth:  This is where old meets new!  The old are papers from Candy Doodles (one of my favourites - perfect for soft light colours!) and I've used a Sizzix Super Scallop Tag die (try saying that fast!) along with ribbon left over from my cousin's Wedding earlier in the year.  The new is the fab Emma Canning digi image - 'Taylor - I'm Sorry' which I have coloured with Promarkers.  A bit of faux stitching and its all done!
Norine - This tag is a mix of several different Polka Doodles cds as well as a lovely Emma Canning image.  I ran the already printed polka dot paper (Pretty Tuff) through a second time layering the gorgeous roses from the Picknix cd over top.  The vine is a die cut using Creative Christmas paper and the butterflies are punched from miscellaneous Pretty Sweet papers, as is the sentiment.  Additional items from my stash are the crinkle seam binding ribbon and buttons.
Shary - I've made a tag using the brand new Emma Canning image Reindeer Ride. Ive coloured it with Copics and some lace stickles. I even added a red gem to the reindeer's nose. The papers are from the  Magical Winter 2 CD. I've edged them with walnut distress ink. I added some pink gingham ribbon and gems. The sentiment is from the Here Comes Christmas CD.
Miria  I made a Christmas tag using this lovely image from new cd Here comes Christmas, I coloured it with Kuretake Zig Kurecolor , I used some DP and tickets - I love them! - from the same cd and add just a little ribbon.
Clare - I made a gift box with my tag on for Fliss' challenge. The gift box was made up using the gorgeous paper's and sentiment from the brand new Polka Doodles "Here Comes Christmas" CD. The cute Santa digital stamp on the tag is from the new Christmas downloads by Emma Canning called "Sooty Santa". I have coloured Santa with Promarkers. The tag is a woodware punch. The oval scallop is by Nellie Snellen. For Santa's hat and sleeves I have used Snow Writer and white glitter. The ribbon & embellishments are from my crafty stash.
JAN:  Hehe! I am gatecrashing this week because I didn't post last week due to holidays!  I love making Tags so couldn't resist joining in.  I have covered a plain kraft tag with purple paper from the last 'Pen and Paper Circle' CD and then subjected it to distress ink, stamping, a bit of gold embossing powder and some more stamping! I added a gold mirri heart which went through my embossing machine, topped with a little purple heart and then added a gorgeous Emma Canning image which is coloured with Promarkers to match. I recreated the little bunting banner at the top of the tag, to echo the one she is holding in the image.  Some gold ribbon, a bit of purple feather and a die-cut lace edge finishes off the tag.  Hope you like it!
Anne - I've used one of the lovely Stocking Surprise from Emma Canning which I've coloured with copics.  Papers and embellishments are from the new Christmas CD.

Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 26 August at 12noon GMT - good luck and please remember our rules!


  1. marvelous projects ladies! As always you all are so talented...Fabi xxxx

  2. Fabulous creations from the DT :D

  3. The design team Christmas tags gave me some great ideas!

  4. I can't seem to add my link, so here goes:

    I will try again later!

  5. Some lovely DT work and some great challenge entries. So many ideas on a tag!

  6. Wow, the DT are very clever as are all the entries so far, the challenges give us budding crafter fun every week.


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