Friday 4 October 2013

Week 40 Challenge - Autumn Crafting, Polkadoodles and Studio 12

Happy Friday everyone!

Before we get to this week's challenge we have an important announcement to make....

Design Team Call!

...we are looking for someone who ADORES using Digi images to join our fantastic new Design Team! So if you are a digi geek like the rest of us here then please email us to apply. You MUST have an active blog and be able to commit to one project a week. We don't care what brand of marker you currently use or if you love to use watercolours or anything else - we just need someone who loves using digi stamps and is able to meet the commitment which will be a minimum of 4 months term. Closing date is 12th October so don't miss this - we have a great team and you will love to be part of it! Send us your blog link and a short bio about yourself and why you'd like to be on the team and why we should pick you - this call is for a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE which will be here on the Polkadoodles and Studio 12 challenge blog on a Tuesday and the team is separate to Polkadoodles and Studio 12. We already have some amazing talent signed up but we need 2 more people to make up the team!

Ok, let's get to the inspiration for this week's challenge - our theme is.... Autumn!

The winner of this challenge will win a £10 voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles store!

As explained last week we have tweaked our challenge rules and we are now picking a RANDOM WINNER each week to get one of our great prizes! We're doing this as a massive thanks to you all for entering each week and we think it's much fairer that everyone gets an equal chance to win some lovely goodies, so from now on, if you enter then you're in the draw! We will still choose our favourite top 3 as well and they will receive a little prize too. IN ADDITION, you can now enter as many challenges as you wish and are no longer restricted to 10!

So our randomly chosen winner for Week 38 is ..... No. 8, Cazzy
Well done, email us to claim your prize!

In addition, the Design Team have picked their favourite Top 3 which are:
No 5, Julie P....No 2 Kate Kennedy and No 22, Sue Bearhouse
Well done everyone! Grab your blinkies from the sidebar!

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Ruth - I've decided to make a little scene with a tiny canvas and I've used one of the main pre-coloured images from Bonbon Belles along with the toadstools from Sundae of Seasons.  I printed the toadstool sheet to a quarter of the normal size so that they would be small enough for the scene.  The bunting is made with two cocktail sticks and I coloured some offcuts of card with Promarkers to match the colour scheme!

 Shell - For my card this week I have used papers from the Bonbon Belles CD and the image is from the Sundae of Season CD, I cut some spooky shapes to make a little scene on my cameo then I put it all together inking the edges of the papers to define it a little. I always think of Halloween at Autumn time so went with a Halloween card.

JAN - I used a multitude of images from both the 'Sundae of Seasons CD' and the 'Bonbon Belles CD' to create my Autumn scene, together with some cut out fallen leaves for extra embellishments. I inked in the sky behind the scene with distress inks and as we have had such nice weather into the beginning of Autumn this year, I even added some sunshine too!

Anjie For my card I have used papers, images and embellishments from the Bonbon Belles Double CD Collection and from the Sundae of Seasons CD-Rom. I created a background in a graphic program and added some shadows to give depth. I also cut some leaves out separately to add some 3D embellishments to the card.

Lizzie - I made a gift bag with an Autumnal scene on the front. I used a paper from Bonbon Belles for the background, adding houses, characters, brown leaves and fences from the same CD. The apple trees and pumpkins came from Sundae of SeasonsI love Autumn ! I used a die to make the shape of my bag. I used my distress inks around the edges, glittered up the houses with my Stickles, and then added ribbon for the handles. The main part of the bag is a white paper Kraft bag. I just cut it down to fit inside my die cuts ! It was hard to photograph so I have put two pics here for you.


Bev.....  OOOOhh, Autumn my favourite time of year I think, especially the sunny days and the changing colour of the leaves. I used the gorgeous scarecrow digi from Sundae Of Seasons along with the sunflowers which I coloured with my alcohol markers. The fences are from Bonbon Belles this time I printed off the ready coloured images. I laid out my scene on a quick Pan Pastels background then matted and layered it up onto an 8x8 card.

Lucy: For this challenge I used Bonbon Belles and Sundae of Seasons CD Roms. I used the leaves and toadstools from the Sundae of Seasons and the fairy from Bonbon Belles. I apologise for the blurry picture! My puppy chewed the cable for my camera! So I had to take this on my phone! Luckily, Nikky's products are sooo good they even look good blurry! ;) 

Kim - I've used BonBon Belles cd for the images - which I've merged together to make a little scene (just love that cute little fox!).  The papers are also from the cd, with some added twine, a button from stash and some Spellbinder die cut leaves.

Hopefully the DT have inspired you to make your project for this weeks challenge and we cannot wait for you to share it with us. Please use Mr Linky to add your details so we can come over and see your project in full.Remember you have until Sunday 13th October noon to enter this challenge.

Don't forget to enter our Design Team Call! 

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  1. Love the projects! Hugs xx

  2. Thank you so much for picking my card as one of your top 3 for the last challenge. Well done to all the other winners too.
    Thank you for another fabulous challenge
    Sue xx

  3. Wonderful creations ladies :-) Have a great weekend.

  4. loads of lubbly inspiration guys x

  5. oh and thank you so much for picking me in the top 3 im so excited

  6. Thanks for the fun challenge and the gorgeous DT work for added inspiration! :)

  7. Thanks for the inspiration. Each project is so unique it gives me lots of ideas!

  8. Gorgeous projects! I love all things autumnal, the colours are so warm xx

  9. Thanks so much for choosing me in your top 3, beautiful cards girls
    Hugs Julie P

  10. thanks for the challenge, I don't seem to be able to get the linky thing to show my thumbnail but I think it's linking to my post, if not it's not the end of the world, kwim.

  11. Great challenge & LOVE the DT projects! Thanks for the opportunity to play along!!!

  12. amazing work by the design team!! WOW!

  13. thanks for the challenge. Lots of inspiration from the design team.


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