Friday 6 September 2013

Week 36 Challenge - Significant Birthday or Occasion

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge!  Before we share what the challenge for this week is, I need to announce the winners from challenge 34 which was All Things Bright and Beautiful, and the top three are:

1st Place - Alexanda - please use the code PD1W3634 to claim your prize which is a
wonderful DigiWorld Downloadable! 
2nd Place - Nicola - please grab your blinkie from the sidebar
3rd Place - Lisa Barton - please grab your blinkie from the sidebar

Right, onto the challenge, the them is:

Significant Birthday or Occasion

The twist to the challenge is that you can't make a card - you can make anything else but just no cards and if you're stuck for inspiration, just look at the Design Team creations below!

The winner of this challenge will get a DigiWorld Download.  Please don't forget our rules - they are at the bottom of this post otherwise you won't be in with a chance to win!

Onto the Design Teams creations!

Ruth:  Both my boys have Birthdays in the first half of September (I know, bad planning!) - Jacob is 8 today and Samuel will be 10 next Friday and to help celebrate his birthday I've made these cute star cake toppers!  Really easy to make - I've printed a sheet of paper from Picknix 2 - Gingerbread Twist (yes - it can be used for non Christmas projects!), die cut the stars, inked edges, added a dotted line with a black fineliner, stuck a cocktail stick to the reverse and added some die cut numbers!  Lets hope he likes them!

Lou: I have made a wallet to house my Dad's presents and is made to match the card I shared with you all yesterday. I have stamped Kraft card using Studio 12 stamps, Distressed Checkers, embossed with a Happy Birthday Folder, restamped using circle stamps from Studio 12 Distressed Zig & Zag and finally, covered it with Versamark, embossing with clear powder. I hope it gives the outside of my wallet a leather feel. For the inside I have used a paper from Studio 12 Picknix Vol 1 CD and made areas to put the vouchers inside and a space to write a greeting. For the decorative stitching, I have used a running stitch stamp from Studio 12 Distressed Zig & Zag. I have closed the wallet with a leather stramp secured in place with a metal "70". Full details can be found on my blog.

Shell-I have made a cute little box for the challenge this week. I printed my paper from the Gingerbread Twist CD, I then made that into a cute little box on my cameo. I had a play with my meltpot and made a gorjuss little frame for a picture of my Granddaughter. This is for her to give to her aunty for her 21st Birthday. Added a few flowers to finish it off. More pics will be on my blog.

JAN - I decided to decorate a gift bag for a 50th birthday prezzie. I used one of my favourite papers from the Picknix 1 CD and some gorgeous Studio 12 stamps called 'Shabby Owl Blossom', which I coloured with my Promarkers. I also used the 'Distressed Zig Zag' stamps around the edge to look like fake stitching. Now what shall I put inside?

Patty - I've opted to use the gorgeous Cherryblossom Lane Collection. To make a box to be used as a party favor to add some mini cookies and serve it on a 3rd bithday party celebration. I printed off a few of the papers to make the Box and also printed the Happy Birthday tag that comes as a part of the sentiment on the CD. My friend loved the idea because the invitation were a small flowers just like the ones on the paper.  All papers are from the same CD. I add the pink knot as a delicate touch.

Anjie - For my project this week I have used papers and images from the Studio 12 CD-rom Picknix Collection 2 Gingerbread Twist. I have covered a plain MDF money box to give to my new Great Nephew for his 1st Christmas. I have lightly distressed the edges and added faux stitching. More photos can be seen on my blog.

LizzieI used the Studio 12 Cd  Picknix to make this box using papers to line and cover the box. AND I made flowers with it too! The leaves are from a Marianne Die. I used a Sizzix die to make the flowers. Of course I glittered the edges of the layers and flowers with my stickles. The sentiment I printed on my computer. On all the edges and corners of the papers and flowers I used distress inks to make it pop. A few gems and volia! Done!

Kim - I've made a 21st Birthday Gift Box!  I've used Studio 12 Picknix cd for the papers and numbers. I've added some distress inks, button and charm. I've used scraps of the papers with some faux stitching for the 'patchwork' background.

Bev Oh Boy did I struggle with this one. Challenge was certainly the right word. I was so far out of my comfort zone you wouldn't believe it BUT I hung in there and stuck with it and came up with this gorgeous little frame as a keepsake for my brothers fast approaching 50th. The papers are from Picnix 1 Cd ROM they are lush and look like real fabric. I added a few little embellishments using other bits from the cd all I added was acetate, string and a button. Believe me if I can do it, anyone can. Give it a go

Now it's your turn and you have until 12noon on Sunday 15 September to enter and Good Luck!

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  1. Beautiful projects ladies. Hugs xx

  2. WOW - fabulous, amazing, gorgeous creations.

  3. Fabulous makes teamies!! Hugs xx

  4. Thank you girls. Great dt work. Debbiex

  5. Great challenge. I haven't seen this one in a while and I missed it.

  6. such great inspiration as usual

  7. Gorgeous makes from you all.Hugs x


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