Friday, 9 November 2012

Week 45 - Christmas Party Invitation

Hello everyone! We have some extremely exciting news today - we can now proudly announce our fabulously talented INTERNATIONAL DESIGN TEAM!! 
Whoop Whoop!!!

We're very excited here at Doodle Towers to welcome some amazingly creative new Ladies from all around the world onto the team and we can't wait to see what they are going to bring you!! We know you will love all the creative inspiration that's about to come from 
Lidia, Astrid, Sally, Valerie, Kim, Alethea, Asha, Karon, Melissa, Tina and Monica
So make sure you click on their bloglinks and follow their wonderful blogs to get all their latest makes and creative inspiration!

The challenge this week is to:

Make A Christmas Party Invitation 

And the winner of this challenge will receive a copy of the Studio 12 Picknix Vol 1 CD with a download each for second and third placed entrants.

Before we move on to the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we need to announce the winner from challenge 43 which was to 'Make a Christmas Card and Add Kraft'.  We had some wonderful entries and our top three are:

First Place:  Elaine - you have won a copy of the Studio 12 Picknix 2 cd - Gingerbread Twist!  Please use verification code PD1W4543
Second Place: Jayne Ainsworth please claim your blinkie from the sidebar
Third Place:  Deonna B please claim your blinkie from the sidebar

Congratulations!  Elaine please email Nikky with your postal details - all the blinkies can be found in the sidebar.  Please remember to add the verification code and the challenge week in the subject field on your email - you must use the code given above to claim your prize otherwise we cannot release it.

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 Polkadoodles
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 off word verification especially as the comment moderation has a spam section.

Good luck with the challenge - deadline for entries is Sunday 18 November at 12noon GMT.

Ruth:  I've used the very cute Penguin Pip from Magical Winter Vol 1 cd - I've simply printed the toppers onto card, layered them onto some red card and then onto my card blank.  And if you look closely I've glittered the edges of the image and also the sign!  Really quick and easy to make and great if you need to do lots for an impromptu party!

Anjie For this card I've used images and papers from Here Comes Christmas. I've coloured the image in with ProMarkers and added some glitter on the snow areas. The message topper is made up of a paper and a border from the CD with a the message done in word.  The snowflakes and flowers are done using some Marianne Design dies.
The RSVP is tucked in behind the invite message.
Norine:  There are just TOO many cute designs on the new Here Comes Christmas cd, but I made myself stop with just one card for this challenge!  Everything on this card is from that cd.  I printed the frame and gingerbread boy, cut them out and then mounted them on the card with pop-dots.  Then I overlaid the words on a slightly desaturated holly garland and printed that on vellum.  Love those 3D folded banners, right??  The holly leaves are a Silhouette Cameo cut design and the pearls and gems are Prima and My Mind's Eye.  Wouldn't this make a great invite to a Christmas cookie exchange?

Helen: For this card I have used images from Here Comes Christmas. The Christmas lights are from  Sundae of Seasons and the Letters and Dec 25 from Picknix 2. I imported the deers, lights and letters into Photoshop ,combined and created the topper. I added glossy accents to baubles and pearls for the deer's nose.

Miria  I made a last minute card for an invitation, I used image and border from Here Comes Christmas cd and just added a doily and a computer generated tag. Quick and easy!

Eva - For this invitation I used papers from Picknix 2 - Gingerbread Twist. The image is from the Sundae of Seasons CD. I used Spellbinders dies for the shape, and added some roses, bells, ribbon, craft wire and pins. The sentiment is computer generated. The invite details flip out. 
Clare - For my invitation I have used gorgeous paper's and images from both Studio 12 Picknix 2 Gingerbread Twist  and Here Comes Christmas. The bunting is from a Stampin Up punch.  Lots of yummy Stickles Glitter Glue. Everything else is from my stash. The invitation is tied with ribbon from back to front and tied at the side to open.
I have computer generated words for the inside of the invitation and added more lovely images and stickles!!!!.

Good luck with the challenge - deadline for entries is Sunday 18 November at 12noon GMT.


  1. Huge welcome to the new, can't wait to go and have a peek at their blogs. Congratulations to all! Ruby x

  2. beautiful creations from the so excited to be here and cant wait to get started...welcome everyone who is new like me

  3. Thanks sooo much for chosing me as last challenge winner, sooo happy :)

    Elaine ♥

  4. Many congratulations to the winners and wow another fab challenge and your creations are so inspiring x

  5. Thank you so much for the warm welcome..i'm excited to join your all the wonderful projects...

  6. Just a note to check your spelling, It should be You're (short for you are) invited not Your invited!

    1. Thank you for so publicly pointing out my spelling mistake!!!!. I am actually dyslexic and have health issues so I think I do pretty good all things considering x

  7. Congrats to the winners of the last challenge.
    The projects from the DT team are great.
    Hugs Astrid

  8. Sorry I posted under the wrong one :D :D

  9. Hey, your christmas invitation wording is just fine! I actually love them. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your christmas party invitation. Happy holidays!


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