Friday, 22 November 2013

Wk 47 - Inspired by a Christmas Carol

Welcome to another challenge everyone!

Before we get to our theme and the inspiration, we have an exciting announcement to make:

DESIGN TEAM CALL!

We are looking for someone talented to join our fabulous team. 
If you love creating cards, journals, scrapping, whatever it might be, we would love to hear from you! This is open to both UK and International crafters. 

You must be: 
Committed for at least 6 months
BE able to use digital products and enjoy stamping and papercrafting
A regular BLOGGER and on Facebook and participate in social media promotions
You will be expected to post a minimum of every other week PLUS one tutorial per month. 
You will be required to comment and vote each week on a rota basis
Able to make physical samples for products to be shown on TV and in shows around the UK as and when required.
We will give you: 
Plenty of lovely stash to use and keep during your term
Exposure for your blog and your makes
A discount for the Polkadoodles store
Lots of fun and laughter along the way!

CLOSING DATE 30th November (please note: we cannot acknowledge all the emails but you will receive a reply no matter what the outcome once we have picked the team)...We look forward to receiving all your emails! x

So, let's announce last time's winners!...

So our randomly chosen winner for Week 45 is ..... number 5 Cass
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 2 Chris F, No 7 Zara, and No 15 Suzi
Well done everyone! Grab your blinkies from the sidebar!


Now onto the theme for this week which is:

Christmas - Inspired by a Christmas Carol!

Although we set this challenge for the team, this week we've decided that 

you can enter ANYTHING GOES as a theme for Christmas.

Have a look at the fab samples from the Design Team.  Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 29 November at 12noon GMT and don't forget to link your actual blog post so we can come and visit you! 

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! IN ADDITION, you can now enter as many challenges as you wish and are no longer restricted to 10!

Alethea - I have decorated a candle this week for my inspired by a song creation!! The song that inspired this was "Hark the Herald Angels sing" I have used images from the Angelberry Christmas CD and added kindyglitz and rhinestones to jazz it up!
Asha - This week I made a paper bauble using papers from 2 Christmas CDs: Angelberry & Home For Christmas. I made them plain, without embellishments because so often we overlook the gorgeous papers in these CDs. Of course you  are free to embellish these baubles anyway you wish. For me, baubles mean one thing "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"

Karon - My carol inspiration for my card was - can you guess?  "Oh Christmas Tree".  I used a fabulous cutfile for the snowflake (under the tree) from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD, the papers are also from this CD.  The tree is a pre-coloured image that has been glittered up and this, and the sentiment are from the A Home for Christmas CD.
Sally - Hi, so our challenge this week was to be inspired by a Carol.  I chose this lovely image of three carol singers from the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom and two of the papers.  I cut a scalloped circle from the dotty paper using a Spellbinder's die. Then I matted it onto the other background typography paper which I matted on a burnished silver pearlescent card. I die cut some music notes and added the words of a carol - Noel, Noel.
Zoe - So this week, I took our DT challenge literally! 2 CD's it said, so sure enough I used the gorgeous 'Home For Christmas' cd together with the fabulous 'Angelberry' collection, but then I also took 2 old CD's to make the bases of my decoration. I printed off papers & embellishments from both collections to cover the cd's, and I also printed the beautiful digi image of the Angelberry Peace angel which I coloured with a mix of markers. Once everything was dry I glued each part to some Christmassy ribbon. My carol inspiration was 'The Holly & the Ivy'!
Claire C - I've made a little door hanger using my favourite polkadot papers from Angelberry Christmas CD and a sentiment and embellies from Here Comes Christmas CD, the images have been coated with Glossy Accents and I've added some Doodle Dewdrops and a few dots of gold stickles too
Lidia Hi! Everyone and for this challenge I made a simple card, I use traditionally colors, red and Green, the paper stripes and the image are from Sundae of Seasons CD, and the border are from Picknix CD Collection , I hope you like it.


Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 29th November at 12noon GMT and don't forget to link your actual blog post so we can come and visit you!

Rules: 
1. No backlinks
2. Please FOLLOW the challenge theme!

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