Friday 18 October 2013

Week 42 Challenge - Christmas Is Coming!

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! We have some REALLY EXCITING NEWS to share this week! 

From now on, here on this blog we shall be publishing a brand NEW CHALLENGE EACH TUESDAY! 
If you love using digi images and want to be in the know about some fantastic offers, new stuff and inspiration then you need to drop in every Tuesday to see what we bring you! We have a fantastic new Design Team, specially for the Digi Choosday Challenges and we are delighted to announce that the new team joining us are:
Our first challenge kicks off this Tuesday 22nd October so don't forget to drop in and join us - we will have some fabulous free candy to share with everyone!

On with the current challenge for today!...

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 40 is ..... number 19 - Jackie Bowman
Well done, email us to claim your prize of a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles store!

In addition, the Design Team have picked their favourite Top 3 and these are:
no 27 - Sue Bearhouse *~* no 23 - Darlene Pavlick *~* no 7 - Vickie O'Dell
Well done everyone! Grab your blinkies from the sidebar!

Now onto the theme for this week which is
Christmas Is Coming!

Have a look at the fab samples from the Design Team - you can almost smell the mince pies and hear the crunch of the snow!
Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 27 October at 12noon GMT and don't forget to link your actual blog post so we can come and visit you!

Ruth:  Something a little bit different from me - I went for an unusual fold card and made this!  Use papers from A Home For Christmas along with some ribbon, half pearls I found in my stash and some die cuts.  The sentiment ticket is also from the cd.

Shell- I decide to go for a very simple but effective Christmas card this week.  I have a lot of cards to make this year and I need something that would be quick but also look good too. I think this fits the job nicely.
I used some papers and a sentiment off  A Home For Christmas CD

JAN - I chose to make a 'Three Panel Screen Card' for my folded design, using the fabulous 'A Home for Christmas CD'.  The baubles are also cut and folded to give a lovely 3D effect.

Anjie -  I decided to do a gatefold easel for this challenge for something a little bit different.I have used images and papers from the A Home for Christmas CD Collection. The images are coloured with Graph'It Markers and slightly distressed with a distress ink. I've added some spider web, flowers and buttons. There's some real fun images in this collection, it's not all about people, although there are some in it, it's more about houses and Christmas Characters, so there is something for everyone.

Lizzie - I used the wonderful A Home For Christmas CD for the papers and embellies. I printed a piece of card both sides and then printed a template I have had for ages on one side and cut out and adhered it together. I did the shoes papers opposite to each other as I thought they would make great place settings on my Christmas table, alternating them along the table. I printed and cut out lots of holly, used gems to bling up.
One shoe I added Stickles glitter glue, I didn't want the shoes the same ! I added some chocolates in a bag with ribbon and printed names, adding holly again.  
This is what the shoes look like empty .........NO I didn't eat the chocolates .......... honest !!! 

Kim  I've made an envelope gift bag (a tutorial for this is below the challenge post) using papers, topper and sentiment from the A Home for Christmas cd
Bev Oh this weeks challenge was so much fun! I made a never ending, kinetic card, using papers and embellies from A Home For Christmas I just added a bit of sparkle to make it pop.
Patty I used the wonderful A Home For Christmas CD  to make this cute boys and girls Christmas tags! I use lots of tags at Christmas.  I printed the cute girls and boy images on white cardstock and cut them, then aged the white tags, cut a piece of white border and when all the pieces were cut I adhered it all together. I added the red ribbon and tied a small bow with the twine to add with the brown button.
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.

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  1. Wow. Beautiful projects ladies!

  2. I love all these projects, they are absolutely fantastic.
    I hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekeend.
    Great big hugs all round.
    Love and best wishes

  3. Wonderful inspiration each week.

  4. Congrats to the new DT, the new challenge sounds fun.
    Thank you so much for picking my card as one of your top 3, so kind of you. Well done to all the other winners too
    Thank you, also, for another fabulous challenge with wonderful DT creations
    Sue xx

  5. OMG those shoes x gotta buy that CD for those alone x absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! xx

  6. Thanks for this fun challenge.

  7. Gorgeous creations DT!
    Tammy x

  8. How lovely to see that I was one of your top 3 this week. Thank you for that and for the great inspiration each week!

  9. Your inspirations are beautiful DT and thank you for a wonderful challenge.

  10. The inspiration is gorgeous.Thank you for this chance to win!

  11. So many lovely creations! Lots of great embellishments! Thanks for playing with us at SACC!

  12. All these projects are gorgeous but those shoes caught my eye. I need that CD so I can try my hand at creating shoes that rock like those. All the DT colors and layouts have inspired me to keep creating. Thanks for a chance to win.

  13. Stunning DT creations and such a variety of inspiration xx

  14. Just found your challenge and I am very happy to participate.

  15. so many beautifull creations..
    thx for the inspiration ^^

  16. Fabulous inspiration from the DT...thank you so much for a great challenge. Pat K x

  17. Thanks for the fabulous challenge and the beautiful DT work for added inspiration! :)


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