Friday 7 February 2014

Wk 6 Polkadoodles Challenge - Love is in the Air

Welcome to the start of another Polkadoodles Challenge. Wow where are the weeks going - February already? Lots of news to share with you this week....

1. Don't forget that Nikky has now opened  the new Polkadoodles Digi Store on Etsy, and it will
be updated regularly with new Digis.
2. You can also join Nikky on Create and Craft TV today at 2pm for another great colouring show with Graph'It markers - if you've never seen them before you really need to tune in! Sky 671 or Freeview 36 and if you're overseas you can watch online at
 Now, onto the important stuff!!....
We have made a couple of changes to this blog which we hope will make things a little better for you!
Firstly, we are returning to a themed challenge - we'll keep it general so it's really easy for you to enter and the great news is - YOU NOW HAVE 2 WEEKS to ENTER!! Woohooo!! So this makes it much easier for you to combine your entries into other challenges so make sure you keep a note each week of the challenge themes! Our closing date will move from a Sunday to Friday and the Random winner will be announced the following week. EASY PEASY! :D 
We are also now taking sponsors too so if you are on any teams which wish to sponsor us please email us! 

So our challenge for today is
Love Is in the Air 
The DT were challenged to use the new Dollie Daydream Goes East collection but they were not allowed to make cards! Of course YOU can make any paper project you wish!
So you have until Friday 21st Feb at noon to enter this challenge and to celebrate the changes we will give a copy of our fabulous GIRL TALK Collection on DOWNLOAD to our Top 3 Favourites AND the Random Winner will also receive the collection too!! This download is worth £14.99! So make sure you get your entries in! 
You can see the winners and Top 3 from last time's challenge at the end of this post so just scroll down...

** Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Collection

Here is what the fabulous DT have to offer you for inspiration this week!.....

JAN:  Well, if it isn't a card it seems to be a tag these days! I love them - here's what I did with the fabulous new 'Dollie Daydream goes East' collection. Everytime Nikky designs a new collection, I think it's my favourite - but I really fell in love with this one. All papers and elements are printed from the CD and Dollie is coloured with my Promarkers to co-ordinate with the lanterns - don't you just love the tiny little scroll!

Asha - The brief for the DT this week is to show a little oriental love but not in a card. Perfect! I went ahead and made this money / gift voucher wallet... who says money can't buy you love! This image is just one of the many gorgeous ones found in the Dolly Daydream Goes East Download Collection. I coloured the little dollie with Graph It and Promarkers. The backing paper is soooo lush, you really don't need (or want) to over-embellish. I just used some sheer lilac ribbon for the belly band.

Bev here with  a lovely bottle tag (my own design) made using the fabulous new Dollie Daydream Goes East CD. The  tag itself is printed using the lush backing papers, I added a sentiment in my graphics programme before cutting out. I decorated it with one of the beautiful digi stamps that I coloured in with Graph'it Markers adding a flower and die cut foliage. It makes a lovely little finishing touch to a bottle/gift.

Sally - Well how cute is this?  This little box is on the template section of the Dollie Daydreams Gone East CD Rom.  I printed the template onto cardstock, then printed the backing paper over the top, cut it out and put it together.  I need a flower or some thing for the top, so I cut out two of the flowers from the backing paper and then added a button for the centre and then a sentiment.

Alethea - I can't seem to get into the whole love thing I guess cos I have been single so long :) but I do love the new  Dollie Daydream Goes East cd. I decided to put together this fan using the template from the  Dollie Daydream Goes East cd. I printed the papers (which are also from the  Dollie Daydream Goes East cd) first then printed the template on top of that! I needed to incorporate love somehow so ended up printing the word "love" (also from the Dollie Daydream Goes East cd) onto one of the fan sections. I then printed off one of the Oriental girls and I think this is the first time in a very long time that I actually coloured in the image myself! 
 View of the fan closed
View of the fan opened
Karon - Well we are all in love with this fabulous new collection - Dollie Daydream Goes East.  I decided to make an Oriental Valentines banner :-)  All the elements are from this fabulous CD.

Anjie - It's not my turn for the Polka Doodles challenge this week but I'm having so much fun with the new Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Collection that I thought I'd gate crash! This box folds flat to fit in an envelope and is so eye catching, I just love it! Everything I have used on it comes from the CD. 

Kerrie - Oh Wow!!! I love this 'Dollie Goes East' CDrom collection and when I saw the theme of this Challenge I was very pleased the DT have been challenge to 'Oriental Love' but not a Card eeeek!! So I had a think of what I could make and decided on an upcyle project a pot for some of my fave pens using a famous crisps mini-tub and then I wanted to make a tag to go with it. I have used Papers, Embellishments, Digi's, Sentiment, Build-a-Fleurs and Letter Tiles from the CDrom.

WOW!! AMAZING makes from the team this week I'm sure you'll agree!!

So the winner this week drawn by Random Org is...

#27 - Mags
Well done, please Email us here to claim your prize, you won a copy
 of the Dollie Daydream Collection worth £15!

This weeks top 3 as chosen by the Design Team are
#24 - Leeann
#31 - Tina-Maree
#32 - Angelique

Well done everyone, don't forget to grab your blinkies!!

PLEASE REMEMBER we only allow 2 entries each per challenge,
this makes it fair as we now choose the winner with Random Org.

1.  No back links.
2.  Maximum two entries per person!
3. Follow the challenge!

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  1. Beautiful Inspiration. Thank you xx Katie xx

  2. Gorgeous projects ladies!

  3. Beautiful projects as always, thank you for the weekly inspiration

  4. Wow, delighted to be the winner of the challenge. Thank you so much. Well done to the Top 3. I have sent an email.

  5. Great challenge and I LOVE those digital images up for grabs!

  6. Great inspiration from the DT - fab images! Karen x

  7. fabulous DT creation, thanks for being my inspirations

    xoxo,kiki foe

  8. Wonderfully creative work everyone.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  9. Thanks for the inspiration & great challenge xx


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