Friday 8 February 2013

Week 6 Challenge - Valentine Love

It's Friday again so time for another Polkadoodle challenge!!  We've added a sticky post to the top of the blog with all the current challenge details on and with an easy click and find - that way you don't need to scroll through all the posts to find us!

Mind you, there have been some rather fantastic Studio 12 Projects during the week - its amazing how different the design team sees the image that Nikky draws and creates!  And don't forget that February is Fabulous here at Polkadoodles because all the cd's are £9.99 each!!!  Go on - treat yourself to a Valentine gift!!

Which leads me rather nicely into this weeks challenge!  See what I did there?!  The theme this week is:

Valentine Love

So come on - show us what you can do!

Before we move on to the Design Team samples, I need to announce the winners from Challenge 4 - Monochrome / Monochromatic.

First Place:  Claire C - you've won a copy of the Colour Therphy DVD!  Please use the code PD1W0604
Second Place: Sue Bearhouse - you've won a download bundle!  Please use the code PD2W0604
Third Place: Chrissy - you've won a download bundle!  Please use the code PD3W0604

Congratulations to you all.  Please email Nikky and don't forget to quote your winners code - we cannot release prizes without 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.

The deadline for the challenge is Sunday 17 February at 12noon GMT.  Good luck!  The first placed winner from this challenge wins a copy of the Picknix 1 cd.  Second and third place wins a download bundle each!

Ruth:  I've rediscovered the Love and Cherish cd and I printed one of the images onto my card base.  I then used a fancy die to cut it out and also for a layer behind (I cut it in two so it would stretch!)  I've inked the edges and added some half pearls from my stash.

Lucy ~ When I saw this theme, I knew instantly I wanted to use this digi image. This girl is definitely in love! I made this art journal tag with ink sprays. I then stamped the flowers from the Flutterfly fairies stamps on to the back ground, and on to the lovely papers from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom. I then cut them out stuck them on. I also used the papers for the hearts.

Clare - I have made a telescopic card for the challenge this week. I have used papers, images and sentiment from the gorgeous Cherryblossom Lane CD. I coloured the images with Flexmarkers and added Silver Stickles Glitter Glue for decoration. I have used Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies for the shape of my card.

Lou: One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to do more stamping and incorporate it more in to my crafting. So this week I have used the fabby "Wonderland" stamp set to create my card. The doily has been over stamped with the "Queen of Hearts" sentiment and then the sentiment has been stamped seperately. The handcut hearts, border strip and Marianne butterfly diecut, have been stamped with the dog-tooth check. I have only used one ink colour; Tattered Rose distress ink. The card has been further embellished with mica flakes, rose ribbon, gems and silver flourish diecuts.

Margaret - I had to think outside the box and not use red and white this year.... I used this lovely image and lovely lacy backing paper from the PRETTY SWEET cd , the flowers are from the CANDY DOODLES cd...they all match in colour....and some CARD CANDI for the centre of the flowers...

JAN:  I wanted to do something different for this challenge and have gone for a very 'clean and simple' looking Valentine card in contemporary colours.  The hearts (and paper used for the lacy border) are both printed from the 'Cherryblossom Lane' CD with a little added ribbon from my stash.  The word 'Valentine' was printed on my pc before I assembled the card.

Pinky -  I used an insert from CHERRYBLOSSOM LANE for my base. I also used the hearts from this cd, printed off in two sizes to layer up. The alphabet came from  STUDIO 12 PICKNIX and the cute little boy digi stamp came from PRETTY TUFF. He is coloured with PROMARKERSI finised it off with some DOODLE DEWDROPS in Berry Red and inked the edges with a cerise PROMARKER. I followed this through on the inside which you can see on my blog.

Lizzie - I got carried away and made two cards !!! I used the LOVE AND CHERISH CD.... Oh boy its gorgeous, hence the two cards ! I was so spoilt for choice ! It was purely time available that stopped me from making more !!

The first card I made was a very clean and simple one. I used a paper from the Boundless Love section,some ribbon and a Diamante Buckle. The second card I made I used papers from The Two of us and Cherish sections of the Cd. Image and paper ribbon from The two of us Section. I also used Marianne dies for the hearts and leaves. Added a few flowers, some Stickles glitter glue and voila !

Kim - I got well and truly carried away with the gorgeous Cherryblossom Lane CD and used one of the cute digi stamps from the CD, coloured with Promarkers and finished off with Glossy Accents. The backing papers and sentiment are also from the CD and I've added Marianne die cut hearts.

Anne - I've used three CD's for my card this week.  The papers are from Sugar Birdies, image and embellies are from Sundae of Seasons and the sentiment is from Sugar Plum Daisy.  How's that for mixing and matching? 

Shell-for my card this time I have used a gorjuss Emma Canning digi stamp that I have coloured with my copics. The papers are from the Studio 12 picknix cd , I just added some ribbon from my stash and a computer generated sentiment to finish it.

Kitty - I used a lovely Emma Canning Digi Stamp and teamed this up with some lovely papers from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I simply added some ribbon and rhinestones.

Eva - I used a cute image from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I coloured it in with Pro Markers. The hearts are from the same CD. I used white and red card stock and added some pink and white stick on pearls. The sentiment is stamped with my mini alphabet stamp set from Hampton Arts.

Anjie The image is from the Pretty Tuff CD and coloured with ProMarkers. The papers and alpha are from the Magical Winter part 2 CD. I've matted the papers onto Kraft card and I've added a few stamped hearts, some die cuts and heart shaped buttons. I've also added some faux stitching.

Good luck and don't forget our rules!  The challenge ends at 12noon on Sunday 17 February.


  1. Wow ladies!!! You've all outdone yourselves this week. What absolute stunners!
    Fliss xx

  2. Thank you for placing my card in second place, I will Email you in a moment
    Thank you for another fab challenge, the DT creations are wonderful

  3. Oh WOW Ladies - awesome!!!!!!!

  4. Gorgeous DT creations! Wonderful design! Thanks for another fun challenge!

  5. Congratulations to you all and wow what an array of creations they are beautiful x

  6. Thank you for choosing my card in your Top 3.
    Congratulations Claire and Sue.

  7. Such lovely inspiration....thank you!

  8. oh what a fabby surprise, I'm chuffed to bits to make your top 3 and what a brilliant prize too! Thanks so much and congratulations to Chrissy and Sue too
    thanks for a great challenge and such beautiful inspiration from the DT
    Claire xx

  9. Some outstanding cards this week ladies.

  10. Thanks for the challenge & some great inspiration. Could you please delete my entry at number 18 as I linked it to the wrong post, sorry & thanks x

  11. Hello, I have tried several times to leave a link for my image #22. When I refresh the page, it deletes my entry. Sorry,not sure what is going on.
    here is the link to my image:

    1. when I posted this message to you, it deleted my entry again.

  12. FABulous DT cards.
    Thank you soooo much for the Challenge.

  13. fab DT inspiration - not sure if my card is allowed - but thank you for the challenge anyways! Karen

  14. Nice card, lovely inspiration :)
    Greets Esther

  15. A great challenge and some lovely projects by the team x


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