Friday 7 December 2012

Week 49 - Paper Piecing with Newspaper

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge! 
All the Design Team are busy making samples for Nikky's forthcoming Create and Craft Show on tv on 14 December.  We all love the designs and once again Nikky has pulled a cracker out of the bag!  I really can't say any more but you'll LOVE it!!!  So don't forget to tune in at 10am and 4pm next Friday - 14 December - you MUST set your tv to record! It's an unmissable show!

Also, the team wanted to let you all know that the brand new Digistore is now open  so if you haven't check it out yet make sure you do!

There have always been downloads in the Polkadoodles shop (old store is here) but there is now a dedicated application where your downloads are now released to you IMMEDIATELY - no more waiting for your orders to be dispatched!

This is just one of the gorgeous digi collection bundles which you can order NOW here....  

Nikky and team are now constantly uploading new bundles of stunning paper collections, digistamps, embellies, flowers, borders, ribbons - the list is endless and is constantly growing!! A lot of this content is from existing CD collections so if you're not sure if you want to purchase the whole CD, this is a great way to have a taster! (each product will state which CD it comes from). There are also some new elements in the mixes too so there is still new content along with brand new papers and elements bundles - and they are all being remastered into PNG format (papers are JPG) so you can now manipulate these digi elements as you wish in your own graphics software.

Also check out the brand new Easy Peasies...a collection of pre-designed cards which are ready done for you - just print them out and glue them to the front of a card blank then embellish to get some hybrid crafting going on - EASY PEASY!! These have been mega popular in the shop the last couple of weeks so make sure you check them out.  As new CD Collections are released they will also be added to the shop whether Polkadoodles or Studio 12 collections, so make sure you check back regularly to get a little Digi Sugar!! 

Before we move onto this weeks challenge, I need to announce the winner from Week 47 which was 'Any Die Will Do'.  We had some wonderful entries but some had not followed our maximum number of challenges rule so they can't be counted as part of the top three.

The lucky winner of the Colour Therapy DVD is Norma!  Congratulations!!  Please email Nikky with your postal details.  Please remember to add the verification code and the challenge week in the subject field on your email - you must use the code (PD1W4947) to claim your prize otherwise we cannot release it.

Our second and third placed entries are:  Mixamatosties and Anna.  Congratulations!  Please grab your blinkies from the sidebar.

Onto this week's challenge and the theme is:

Paper Piecing and Newspaper

The first placed winner will receive a copy of the Colour Therapy DVD!

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 16 December at 12noon GMT.

Ruth:  I've used all paper based elements from Studio 12 Vol 1 Picknix collection - the only added bits are the half pearls and the 'newspaper' which is actually from a 1935 car magazine!  I've paper pieced the main image and then inked it before raising it and the tape measure with silicone glue.  I've added a faux stitch around the edge of the card and its finished!

Lucy ~ I have never done anything like paper Piecing before, so I kept it simple for my first attempt! I used my mums patchwork stencils to cut out the shapes from the papers. The papers are from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. The stamps are from the Flutterfly fairies.

Anjie For this weeks card I have used an image and papers from the Pen and Paper Circle Club issue 4. The clothes, shoes, hairband, table cloth and bowl on the image are done by stamping the image onto the different papers and then cut out and stuck onto the image stamped onto white card. The skin and hair are coloured with ProMarkers. I've added an embossed dotty panel to match the dotty papers. The doily behind the image is done using the Marianne D designer doily die and the flowers are from the Marianne D die LR0162. I've done some faux stitching around the edge and added a ribbon bow.

JAN:  I made a Tag this week for my DT project and decided to use up some scraps of paper that were left over from other projects.  The little owl is printed from the Sugar Birdies CD and I have paper-pieced his tummy with some newspaper and added two funky googly eyes.  The sentiment is from the Candy Doodles CD, along with the flowers - I cut the large one from pieces of leftover papers and the two smaller ones from newspaper, adding little co-ordinating button centres.  A couple of ink splats, a bit of polkadot ribbon and some pearl accents to finish.

Eva - I have decorated lollipop for this challenge. I used Crafts Too dies, a Stampin Up punch and added some stick on jewels, glittery card stock and ribbon. The cute cupcake image, the polka dot paper and the little stars  (cut them out from the cupcake image but in larger format) are from the Paper Boutique 3 CD. 

Anne I've made a little wall hanging this week instead of a card  . This little cutie is from the Gingerbread Twist CD  and the papers are from the Pen and Paper kit 1. Coloured with copics and newspaper to paper piece part of her outfit. I then cut some snowflakes and hung them from the bottom with a few beads for added decoration

Clare - For my card I have used the gorgeous Fairy Flutterfly, Meeshelle stamp set and I have paper pieced her, the stunning butterflies and flowers with papers and the sentiment from the very girly Pretty Sweet CD. I have embellished my card with vanilla Doodle Dew Drops and Diamond Stickles.

Good luck with the challenge and please remember our rules - deadline for entries is Sunday 16 December at 12noon GMT.


  1. Wonderful creations the girls!!!

  2. Great challenge - really love this one & will certainly be using news paper again. Lovely DT cards. Jx

  3. Great challenge and super inspiration and all so different.Hugs Debbie x


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