Friday 31 October 2014

Week 44 - Recycle It - Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!
Before we get to the challenge we have a brand new release here this week and it's fabulous as ever...
Welcome to Work & Play 7!! You can order this here now:

Today we start a brand new challenge
Recycle It!
You can Recycle anything you wish - and this can be something as simple as reusing a bit of ribbon!
You have until Friday 14th November  noon GMT to enter. Just please follow the rules in the sidebar. You don't have to use our products to enter!

Soooo let's see what the team have created for us...

Katie - So what have we all to recycle and update. I have used an old Pen and note holder peg that looked like this

So I used Pretty Tuff CD ROM to make this organiser for a boys desk. Here is the finished project. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with. Have fun and Keeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Sandie - Wow what a challenge!  For my Recycle It make I used an old photo frame, and used the old fashioned decoupage technique to make a Christmas Count Down Chalk Board!  I used the glorious paper from Festive Hollybobs collection (available as a CD or as a complete digi download collection!) and then I added some of the gorgeous embellishments from the collection too.  I really hope you enjoy my project and if you click on my name and hop over to my blog I have added the full details of how I made it :D  Happy Crafting, Sandie xxx

Anjie -  I've done a few of those word picture for people lately and I take the mount out as I don't use it. So I have a few of these mounts and so thought I would use one of those.
I started by going around the outside with a black marker and then adding a piece of pink card. I then printed out some papers from the Pretty Sweet CD and used the pink one on the mount and the blue one to cut a border and place on the mount. I then coloured in the sweet Amelia Braids image using my Graph'It Markers. I cut out a fence from a Marriane die to sit Amelia on, and the bird house and bird. More details on my blog

Yvonne -Well I was a but stumped for this challenge but my lovely fellow teamies reminded me that I didn't need to overthink this theme. I had a rummage through a few drawers and in my bedside cabinet I found this.
I have no idea what it is or where I got it from, but I thought to myself, I can use this, I'm going to call it gauze ribbon.  I didn't want to make a card for this, so I decided to dig out the tissue paper and make a candle. I simply printed the coloured image from 'Work & Play; Festiv Hollibobs' which is available as a CD-Rom, a digi download collection. If you like the image, she is available as a single digi image or as a rubber stamp.  Once printed onto tissue paper, I cut round the image, laid it onto the candle, wrapped some greaseproof paper round it and used my heat gun.  I then wrapped my found ribbon round the candle and then overlaid some satin red ribbon on top.  I quickly cut a ponsietta out, sprayed it with glitter spray and glued it on.
...and then I found out what it was - it is May Arts Web ribbon from Polkadoodles HERE!! LOL!

Susan - I just could'nt think what to recycle ! anyway I found a tub of yummy Orange biscuits so I made a cup-pa  sat down and ate the lot and this is what I was left with and now the fun begins ...!
 I used papers and embellishments from the Festive Hollybobs CD (now available as a download) and the adorable button embellishments and tiny pompom trim are fromThe Polkadoodles Shop.  This is the end product and lots more close-up pictures on my blog....
Sue: This weeks challenge is recycle. I chose to recycle a book as I have always wanted to try one of these. I took an old book and folded all the pages in half then I cover the cover with backing papers  and distressed the. I then decorated it with flowers and tags  and a bow all using the papers from       Winston  and then I added Etty Bear from same cd....

Bev here with my recycled project I picked up an el cheapo clock and gave it a Polkadoodles makeover.....Before....

.....I coloured a digi of Piper with my Graph'it Markers to make the clock face. Details on my blog
I used my distress inks on the edges of all papers & doilies and cut different sizes to add interest to the clock frame. The papers and flowers are from the oh so versatile Winston CD Rom its also available as a digital download HERE


I think it's certainly brightened up an otherwise rather dull and boring looking clock. I can't wait to see what you all come up with this fortnight.

Jenny here with my project for this recycled challenge. I have used one of the famous IKEA mirrors and made it into a Christmas mirror for my friends granddaughter.
I have used the Festive Hollybobs for the project with one of Nikky's chalkboard stamps. I printed out the backing papers and covered the frame with them. I was going to include the Santa digi  but after getting this far decided he wasn't really needed.  The snow is done with a coarse texture gel and sprinkled with glitter but it doesn't show in the picture, there are more details on my blog.

Frezja - Hi all Kasia here :) Recycling is my middle name so I'm happy and I will show you my mini album made from toilet paper rolls.... :)
Nothing throws ahahah :) Tutorial on how to do this mini can be found on my blog here.
I have used lovely paper from Winston CD :) and the roses from Rose Budd CD
Have a nice day all, :)

WOW!  Fantastic creations from the Design Team this week.
Hope it inspires you to Recycle something and join our challenge

Can't wait to see what you are all creating.
Please do not forget, there are a maximum of 2 entries per person.
Have a fabulous week everyone.
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Tuesday 28 October 2014

wk 9 - Digi Queens Colouring Inspiration

Welcome back to another day of lovely Colouring Inspiration from our Digi Queens team!

Tait - Hi guys, im back again for another fun inspiration card for you. I have used the very beautiful Seashore Shannon this week, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with her - I really wanted to show just how beautiful the image is, so I have coloured her all in grey tones with copic markers. With the card I wanted it to be simple and showcase the image more than the embellishments so I have just used some distressed papers, a couple of bits of lace and some shells to finish it off. I hope you enjoy :D

You can get the digi here:
I have coloured this image with copic markers using only the Cool Grey tones.

I have used the stunning Octavia Best friends Digi image today and coloured her up in Sepia tones using my Graph'it markers and added highlights with my gold glitter shake marker.  I was going for an autumnal theme and chose feathers and leaves as my embellishments and added vintage gold and white frantage powder to finish the card.

You can get the digi here

Octavia Best Friends digistamp

Janine - hi everyone! I just love the Winston CD and I couldn't resist this fabby digi stamp of Winston chillin' out in his boat; I think he's so cool!  To colour this gorgeous image I thought I would take inspiration from Nikky and use my Pan Pastels - it was a bit of a learning curve but I'm happy with the results. However I did use a few pencils in certain areas to add a little extra depth. I decided to make it a CAS card so the background layers are quite simple. To finish off I added a few hand drawn fish and some buttons. 

You can get the digi here
I used the following Pan Pastels: Turquoise, Bright Yellow Green, Phthalo Green, Burnt Sienna Shade, Permanent Red, Permanent Red Tint, Violet Tint, Titanium White, Diarylide Yellow, Black.

Christine - Hi peeps, another Christmas card from me! I've used the gorgeous 'Presents' for my card this week from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs Collection CD.  I also used some digi paper from that CD too.  I do love colouring in red - though it's such a tricky colour - it can so easily bleed.  I'm also experimenting with my background shading - going for slightly deeper to make the image stand out more.  Like her dotty dress and headband?  Easy to achieve with a white gel or poster paint pen.  I did the sentiment on the PC and used Dies for the image, sentiment, & the holly.

You can get the Festive Hollybobs Collection CD at Polka Doodles here:

It's such a wonderful Christmas collection brim full of fabulous-ness!

Here are the Copic colours I used:
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E21, E34, E23
Dress and Headband: R24, R29, R46., E57
Holly: G21, G99
Shading: W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, plus plenty of blender pen
I used a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for the white dots.
Fi - Hi folks and here's my latest card.  I have used this little cutie called Luna which you can find here in the Polka Doodles store.  I coloured her in with alcohol markers.  I made the background with my floral fusions die-namics die which I layered onto card which I coloured with distress inks.  The bottom part of the backing has been embossed with the same die.  I added a piee of ribbon around the join just to finish it off a bit.  The bow has been fastened to the card and a rolled rose has been attached.  I added some teeny pearls to the centres of the dies cut backing....hope you like!....

Spectgrum Noirs used:
Skin - FS2, FS3, FS6
Hair - EB1, EB2, GB8, GB10
Clothes - IB3, CT4, CT2

What fabulous creations the team have made! Super duper lushty! 
We'll be back on Friday with more inspiration and our Polkadoodles challenge but in the meantime don't forget to pop on over to see what the 
Digi Choosday 
team are up to today HERE. See you Friday!

Friday 24 October 2014

Week 43 - Christmas Fun - Polkadoodles challenge

Hello to everyone out there and it's Happy Friday!
 We are here this week with our wonderful inspiration from the design team.

The theme of this week is still 
Christmas Fun
and you can
enter the challenge
Do not forget that it is not necessary for the use of products Polkadoodles to enter challenges
but make sure you follow the rules in the sidebar ---- & gt;
You have until noon GMT Friday, October 31st to enter.

The winner of the Week 40/41- Anything but square It is at the bottom of this post.

Before we have some fun, a quick reminder - below this post HERE is something special you might like from the Digi Queens, and don't forget to head over to the Digi Choosday blog HERE where you can also find something special because it's our First Digi Choosday Birthday too! Bonuses all round this week!

Now, for the inspiration from the Polkadoodles team this week....

Sandie - Oh I love this theme, Christmas Fun :D  Gave me a chance to revisit the fabulous Festive Hollybobs CD and what's even better is that the image I have used is also available for digi download!  Her name is Hollybobs Cards and I realise that this is a shock, but I have not used my alcohol markers!!! I know, shocker!  Instead I used a black micron pen to add shading to the already fabulous artwork by our very own Nikky :D  I hope you like my monochrome Christmas Fun and I look forward to seeing all your entries.  More details of mine on my blog and if you follow me you will never miss a DT inspiration!  Happy Crafting, Sandie xx

Jenny - I've used the Festive Hollybobs for this little cracker style box, I am going to make some pinwheels to stand inside them and use them as place settings for Christmas.

Katie - Not long now till the big day so I thought I would make a "Count Down Too" wall hanging. I used old drinks coasters and Pretty Tuff CD ROM. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with have fun and Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

sue                 Challenge this week is christmas fun I have made a christmas card
                                                             using   pretty tuff
                        I used the front door stamp and coloured it in christmas colours
                                  downloaded the lamp post and snowman from the
                                                 and added some snow and glitter

Bev here with my Christmas fun card, I decided to challenge myself by using an everyday image 'Amelia with basket'  and see if I could turn her into something festive. I coloured her with my Graph'its all colours used are on my blog. The paper, bow and heart are all from the fabulous resourceful Work & Play Festive Hollybobs all I've added from my own crafty stash is a gemstone in the middle of the bow, some glitter glue on the holly berries and some irridescent embossing powder on the heart.

Yvonne - Hi there!! Well I decided to make a fun little Christmas card using papers and embellishments from Work & Play Festive Hollibobs, which you can get as a CDRom or as a digi download bundle. However, I love the new Winston Bear Collection and wanted to use 'Etty's New Dress' as it demonstrates how versatile the collection is.Winston is available as a CDRom, a digi download collection or as an individual digi stamp.  I enlarged the snowflake embellishment on my Silhouette and then cut it out twice to make a card.  Added the embellishments and coloured in Etty with my Graph'It Markers.

Susan - Well here I am again with Etty from the Winston CD and also available as full download  Here.These digis are just adorable .I coloured the image with my Graph'it Markers and Prisma Pencils
I have also used Papers and embellishments from the Festive Hollybobs CD or Download Here and.Hope this gives you a little inspiration .

Anjie - I was challenged to make a Christmas card without using anything from any of the Christmas collections. At first I thought how the heck am I going to do that? Then I thought of this paper from the Pretty Sweet Collection, and thought if I glittered it it would look Christmasy and I think it does. (You can't really tell on the photo). The image is also from the Pretty Sweet Collection or is availalbe as an instant download here and is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. More info on the things I have used is on my blog.

Frezja - hi all :) Today I decided to make a funny card with WINSTON CD :)
Sweet bears are suitable for every occasion even on Christmas and winter....
More foto you can find on my blog :) hugs xx

The winner (chosen by random org) for our last challenge, 
Anything But Square
58 - Carol
Please email us  here  and to claim your prize and quote PDw43001wk 40
The Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
49 - Jane
69 - Cristina
Congratulations to all, thanks for your participation and do not forget to claim your blinkies from the sidebar.

Christmas Fun
You can enter here
Please do not forget, there are a maximum of 2 entries per person.
Have a fabulous week everyone.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Wk 8 - The Digi Queens Colouring Inspiration

Welcome back to another day with the Digi Queens!
Before we head to see the colouring inspiration from the team this week, we have some fabulous news for you...
We're feeling a little generous this week so 
enter the following code at the digi checkout to save 20% 
on all digis in the store (expires midnight 27/10 GMT)
If you are not a member of our Facebook group here make sure you pop over and join us as we have loads of great fun stuff going on and little freebies and discounts so it's well worth joining us! 

Have fun! 
Let's see what the team have made for us this week!

Anita here today! To get us in the mood for Ho Ho Ho I have chosen the papers and gorgeous image Presents from the Work and Play 5 Hollybobs Collection...

Work and play cd5 Holybobs Collection
I coloured using promarkers and these are the colours:
Hair : Burnt sienna, Raw sienna, Oatmeal. Skin : Almond, Blush, Oatmeal, Soft peach, Dusky Rose, Pastel Pink. Reds : Burgundy, Crimson, poppy, lipstick red. Greens: Holly, Pine, Forest green.
For the added sparkle wink of castella clear sparkle.

Victoria here with my Christmas inspiration for you!  I've used Santa and papers from the Festive Hollybobs collection to make my card this week!

You can get the digi stamp here:

I coloured this image using ProMarkers - Santa's suit: Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Crimson; boots: Cool Grey 3,4,5 and black; bag: Tan, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna; holly: Apple, Forest Green, Pine; fur and beard: Warm Grey 1 and 2.

Pami here with my make with a Christmas theme and I am so pleased its Christmas as I love the Festive Hollybobs!  I have used Hollybobs Mistletoe as my image and teamed him up with papers which are all from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs

You can get the digi here:

Hollybobs Mistletoe digistamp

I coloured with copies and here are the colours I used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20; Hair - E29, E25, E21; Clothes - B99, B97, B95, B93, R59, R46, R29, R21, W1-W9.

Jackie here .. and my Christmas theme card also.  I have used Little Elf and papers from the Work and Play 5 CD  Festive Hollybobs Collection. 

You can get the CD here and the digi on its own here

I have coloured the image with copics. Skin E00, E11, E13, R20. clothes, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG09. C1, C3, C5, C7., G20 and G24.

Leah here with my Christmas make this week.  I used the Hollybobs Mailbox digital stamp, along with papers and sentiments from the Work & Play 5 Collection - Festive Hollybobs :)  This piece is actually an envelope mini, but I can't show you all of it'll have to check out my blog to see it all!

You can find the Festive Hollybobs Collection here:

I colored this fun image with my Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:
Hat/scarf/holly leaves - PC912, 1096, 908
Hair - PC1083, 944, 946
Skin - PV927, 939
Mitts/jacket/boots - PC1084, 941, 947
Skirt/tights - PC903, 1100, 901, 1065
Holly berries - PC1031, 1081, 1095, 938
Snow - PC1059
Mailbox - PC924, 925, 937
Shading around elements - PC946

Lizzy-  Hello crafty peeps!  I would like to share my very girly christmas card with you all today using the Hollybobs Skater.   I  have wanted to use this little sweetie from the first moment I saw her. She is available as a digi, a clear stamp, and is in the complete Work and Play Collection 5 Festive Hollybobs also.

You can find the Hollybobs Skater digi HERE,  and the clear stamp HERE

and the complete Festive Hollybobs Collection HERE

I colored her with my Graph'it Markers. Here are my color combinations used:
skin: 4125, 4155, 4180, 3120/ 4135
hair: 2105, 3110, 3170, 3180
pink: 5125, 5160, 5150, 5180
grey: 9100, 9101, 9102, 9103
green: 8110, 8120, 8280, 8290
red: 5215, 5240, 5270
opaque white and silver Shake Pen

Wow!! Love all the inspiration from the team!! Make sure you pop over and see the Digi Choosday gang because they have yet MORE inspiration for you today! 
We'll see you back here Friday for another fab Polkadoodles challenge!