Friday 2 May 2014

Wk 18.. 5 Year Birthday...SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW...Polkadoodles Challenge


Hi everyone and welcome to May - and the beginning of our Grand 5th Birthday Celebrations! Yes, Polkadoodles was born this week back in 2009 and this month we are celebrating a whole 5 years of crafting inspiration here at PD towers. We have some great things lined up for you so make sure you pop in to see us every Friday during May, we have some little surprises along the way! 

So how time has flown - 5 whole years!! Oh my goodness!! 

I had a little look back at our first makes from the team the other day and you know what, they still look amazing now! I think this goes to show how our designs are classics and have a real longevity to them and also is testament to the fact that we are always bringing you designs and products which are bang on trend but also very often ahead of the field and it shows how usually we are way ahead of everyone else at spotting what is going to be new. Here we are, still amid a really great frenzy on owls and birds everywhere, yet our very first collections 5 years ago were all about that trend! 

Take a look at what the Design Team made this week back in 2009.... awesome huh?
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Anyway, let's get to challenge business!

So because it's our birthday, we decided to challenge
Something Old, Something New
and this can be almost anything!

You have until 16th May to enter this challenge which will close at noon GMT. You don't have to use our products to enter, but we'd love it if you did. The winner of this challenge will receive a great download bundle which will include 5 of our Work and Play Downloads - great prize and worth £11.00! 

So let's see what the Team have for us this week!...

Sally - Hi!  I chose to do a baby pop up box card.  I used the images and papers from Sundae of Seasons CD Rom.  I thought the Teddy image is something old and the New Little Person sentiment represented the Something new!
Scatty Jan I loved making up my card , our challenge to use something old and new certainly got me thinking but it was very easy really as lots of the Polkadoodles CD's and collections work well together, I am often taking bits and bobs from one and matching them in with another.  I adore the new Work and Play collection 3 so chose to work with the Ticket master and the lush Fence from there. The Ticket Master I coloured with the love of my life Graph'It Markers. For my old I used the Pretty Tuff CD and used the train, joined 2 together and flipped them round xx
Karon - What a challenge for us this week - Something Old and Something New.  I decided to use a lovely image from the older CD Love and Cherish collection - and then used papers from the fabulous new Work and Play Collection 2.  The image is coloured up and then layered onto the fabulous papers.
Claire C I've made an easel card using one of the fab new characters from Work and Play collection 3, coloured with Graph'It Markers. The Caravan is one of the the gorgeous precoloured embellies from the same collection and used one of my old favourite backing papers from Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD

Great inspiration from the team and a great theme! Remember, this week it's 
Something Old, Something New
and this can be almost anything - you can put your own spin on it!

You have until 16th May to enter this challenge which will close at noon GMT. You don't have to use our products to enter, but we'd love it if you did, just please follow our simple rules and add your entry to Mr Linky below! 

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  1. Thanks so much for the fabulous challenges and the great inspiration by the DT. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

  2. Lovely inspirations from the design team: I like the caravan - it looks like summer, holiday and lots of leisure! :)
    hugs serafeena

  3. Happy birthday to a great blog! Thanks for all the fun!


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