Friday 3 January 2014

Week 1 Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hi everyone, Happy New Year! 

We hope you all had an amazing time over the festive season and are now ready and raring to get stuck into a new challenge!

Firstly we have a bit of news for you....introducing our gorgeous brand new collection
Dollie Daydream's Girl Talk....

Gorgeous and girly and available to order now! 
If you're quick you can also save 15% in our sale before it ends! Just what the New Year ordered! 

We also have a little heads up for all you colouring fans out there - you can catch Nikky on Create and Craft TV on Tuesday next week with with another fabulous Graph'It show so if you love colouring make sure you check it out on Sky 671, Freeview 36 or you can watch online at

This week we decided to give the Design Team a little break but we've asked them all to choose their own favourite make from 2013 - and boy do we have some great ones to show you here! AWESOME! 
Of course, as always for you at home our challenge is 

Anything Goes 

so we hope you all play along with us.
The winner of this challenge will receive £10 of downloads from the Polkadoodles store! Woohoo!

You can see last time's winners at the end of this post : )

So let's see what the team have made this week! ....

Ruth:  I've gone all the way back to May 2013 to show you this, made with papers from the Fredericka cd that I've cut out and inked and the sentiment is from Cherryblossom Lane and I've also inked that too.

Lizzie - Gosh its so hard to choose a favourite as I LOVE all things Polka Doodles!!! Way back in April I made this card and gift box. I just loved them so much ! For the card I used the Stampies from the CD All Around and Everywhere. To make them large enough to make a card with I enlarged the view on them and used the printing option of current view. For the box I used the CD All around and Everywhere for the images. The paper I used from the CD Picknix 1. I just love how the words look like clouds!

Zoe - Choosing my fav was easy, I chose my santa wreath where I decided to set myself a task of using the digi images from the amazing Home For Christmas CD  to create a wreath. I chose the fabulous Poinsettia and the super santa. I took both into Serif Craft Artist and digitally manipulated the images - flipping to face the opposite way & changing sizes - positioning them around a rough circular shape. Once happy I printed it off and coloured every single image with a mix of markers including some Graph It markers. I chose more contemporary colours to match my home decor and once coloured I attached a ribbon."

Shell-Wow what a tough decision that was. I picked my super hero wall hanger as my fave make of 2013, I love it and Jake loved it too. I used papers from the Not for Girls CD 

Anjie Choosing my fave make from 2013 was a very hard job for me as I love all PD products! I eventually decided to go with these tags from October. I used the A Home for Christmas CD Collection  I cut out 3 tags in Kraft card and then printed some papers, embellishments and sentiments from the CD. I cut out three strips of papers for each tag and distressed the edges using distress ink. I glued the papers onto the tags and added some faux stitching with a white opaque pen. I then cut out all the embellishments and stuck them in place. I then used a distress ink on the sentiments and added them. I finished off the tags with some ribbon.
Claire C  It was hard to choose a favourite project as Nikky has released some amazing cds this year, anyway eventually I decided on this card made for our birthday girl challenge in August. The image is from Candy Doodles, I just love this CD! The image is coloured with Graph'It Markers
Rebekah - I actually had 2 favourite makes from 2013 but as one of them was the birthday card I made as the last make of the year...
it was only shown recently so I have chose the bunting I made with the Home for Christmas CD as well..
I used pre coloured images for my "NOEL" bunting and added hanging baubles, also pre coloured from the CD, from the bottom for added effect. 

Finally, our Random Winner from Week 50 is
No 7 Kendra
Well done! Email us here to claim your prize!

Our Top 3 faves from Week 50 are:
#43 Valerie

Well done everyone - grab your blinkies from the sidebar! 

Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 12th January at 12noon GMT and don't forget to link your actual blog post so we can come and visit you!
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2. Please FOLLOW the challenge theme!
3. Maximum of 2 entries per person!

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  1. Das sind aber wunderschöne Karten
    glg Gertrude

  2. Its so lovely seeing all these projects again.

  3. Wunderschöne Karten sind das
    glg Gertrude

  4. Congrats and wow what amazing creations

  5. Happy new year to you all! Thank you for all the fun challenges and wonderful DT inspiration! I look forward to another terrific year of crafting with you.

  6. Thank you for the inspiration from the DT and for the challenge! xx

  7. Thanks for a great challenge and for sharing the DT inspirations with us. Also thank you for the hard work you and the team do throughout the year for these challenges x

  8. What fun DT projects! Zoe's santas made me smile! Happy New Year!


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