Friday 24 May 2013

Week 21 - To Die For

 Good morning everyone it's Friday again and time to welcome in a new challenge at Polka Doodles.

Before we get to the challenge details, we have a quick heads up for you today - there is a new colour Challenge blog on the block for Graph'It markers and there is an International Design Team Call out for it! Head over to the Graph'It site for more information! If you LOVE colouring with alcohol markers DO NOT MISS THIS!

We hope you're all enjoying the fab Tutorials our talented Design Team members are now creating for you but if you've managed to miss them, do scroll through and see the amazing inspiration - you really don't want to miss it!

We also need to announce the winners from the Week 19 Anniversaries Challenge - there were loads of fabulous entries as always which made it very hard for the DT but there can only be 3 winners and here they are:

1st Place - Papersniffer  - you win a Colour Therapy DVD and please use the code PD1W2119 to claim your prize
2nd Place - Carole  - please take your blinkie from the sidebar
3rd Place - Angela P  - please also take your blinkie from the sidebar

Congratulations to you all.  Papersniffer, please email Nikky and don't forget to quote your winner's 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.

This week's challenge is To Die For so you need to create something using dies or a die cutting machine if you're lucky enough to own one.  

Now for some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team which you're going to love!

Asha - I made a quick and easy card using the pre-coloured image of Libby the gypsy from the Fredericka Mini CD Collection. This CD has an amazing collection of papers and images - perfect for teens and young adults. A few Spellbinder dies, some bling and this card is on its way to the birthday girl.

Anjie for this weeks challenge I have  made something a little bit different. I came across a canvas clock that was on sale for £2 and of course as soon as I saw it I knew it had to be Polkadoodled!
All the papers and alphabet are from the fabulous Studio 12 CD-rom Picknix Collection 1. I've cut the paper into squares and cut out the alpha and inked the edges of everything with a distress ink. I've used dies to cut out the flowers, the clock and some cogs. I glued everything in place then used some Dylusions ink through a mask. Then I added some white faux stitching. I then sealed it with some matte gel. It is going to be hung in our new extension behind the bar.

Karon - All my papers this week are from the All Around and Everywhere CD this CD is full of fabulous papers and some rather elegant ones too.  My flower, from the Cherryblossom Lane CD, is layered three times to give it a little depth and a pearl dot added to the centre.  The die cuts (Spellbinders) are layered beneath the flower.  I stamped a little bit of fabric ribbon with a sentiment from Fairy Flutterfly - Meeshelle.

Fliss - I'm loving colouring up the images on the gorgeous Fredericka mini CD and have made a patchwork style card as I love faux stitching. I printed out the cute image on to thick cartridge paper and coloured her with Aquamarkers. I die cut the image to an oval panel and made faux stitching with a paper piercer and a brown fine pen. I assembled the elements on a scalloped card blank embellishing with a die cut doily and flower (Marianne Design) and butterfly and finished off with a ticket sentiment.

Alethea -  I was going through all my Polka Doodle CD rom's and found this gorgeous little girl on the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD ROM. I know I use a lot of pre-coloured images but it allows me more time to spend on creating a beautiful card!! The papers are from the same CD Rom as is the sentiment!! I then added the border die and the flower that came from that and the die cut butterflies. And of course finished it off with rhinestones and kindyglitz!!

Miria I made a birthday card using lovely Anya from Fredericka cd . I die cut the precoloured image, you'll find a tutorial on this blog to see how I made it; the paper and sentiment are from Candy Doodles Collectors' edition, just added some punched flowers and half pearls

Patty - I used papers from Sugarplum Daisy CD and the Owl Girly images is from Sugar Birdies CD. I combined them with Instand Photo Die and some cut flowers also using my dies. I added some wiggle eyes to her and some ribbon to match the bow on the box.
I love the outcome of this card because of the great combination of all the elements and the lovely owly girl which was perfect for this card and color combination.

Sally - Hi there folks.  This week's challenge.  I have used one of the images from the Fredericka CD and coloured her in with my Graph 'It Markers and Promarkers. I made a groovy union jack flag from papers from my crafty stash and used a die cut flourish and sentiment to finish the card.

Lizzie - I made my card shape using my Spellbinder dies. The image is actually two images merged together from the amazing Fredericka CD. Papers and sentiment are also from the CD.
For my flowers I used a Marianne die LR0111, the leaves and swirl are also Marianne dies are 
I edged them with distress inks and added stickles glitter for some pizzaz!

Lidia - And for this challenge I used the gorgeous Fredericka CD and made a 7 x 7 " Mini Album. I used Sizzix and Spellbinders dies and the paper is from the Cherryblossom Lane CD that has many beautiful papers!

You have until 12 noon GMT on Sunday 2 June to enter and good Luck!



  1. Great challenge.Love the DT projects

  2. Gorgeous DT projects! Thanks for the challenge and inspiration!

  3. Beautiful creations from you all.Hugs Debbie x

  4. Another display of beautiful cards...luv annie xx

  5. Thank you for a great challenge and awesome DT inspirational creations. Hugs Mimi xx


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