Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 38 - Anything Goes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 7 Oct 2016

Week 36/37 - Anything Goes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 23 Sept 2016

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Week 38 - Anything Goes -Polkadoodles Crafting

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Starting a New Challenge this week.

ANYTHING GOES

Closes Noon, GMT, Friday  7th October          
Winner will receive a $10 voucher to the Polkadoodles Digi Store.

You do not need to use Polkadoodles Products to enter our challenges.
However, we do love seeing your fabulous creations with Polkadoodles images.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ------->


Now let's see what wonderful inspiration the Design Team have for you this week.
The DT's twist on the challenge theme is........Christmas
and if you want to join in with that theme then go for it :-)


Lou: I have used the new Festive Christmas stamps to create my project - Christmas lights. I have stamped the different sized poinsettia petalplaced a light in the flower centre.



Tracy - I used Design Sheet 2 from Work & Play - Festive Hollybobs. Lots of fussy cutting and inking. Relaxing to put all together and easy to  make.
Anjie -  I used the Octavia Frosted Winter collection to create this Christmas decoration. Lots more details and photos on my blog.


Michelle For my project I have used Work and Play 5 Hollybobs Collection I used the paper,
 embellishments and image from the collection I have coloured the image with copics



Katrina - I have used the gorgeous new Christmas Soup collection for my card. I built up the flowers by stamping one petal at a time and painting in with masking fluid as I went. The sentiment and backing paper were arranged in CraftArtist before printing over the top of the masked flowers. I watercoloured the flowers using Spectrum Aqua pens, added a bit of glitter and glued polystyrene balls in the centres.


Claire C  For my DT project this time I've made a shadow box using some of the papers and stamps from the Christmas Soup Collection. I printed this gorgeous paper out 3 times, cut the skyline out and layered them up inside the canvas. The Christmas trees and robin were stamped and cut out and layered up with silicone glue. I covered the outside of the canvas with texture paste and sprinkled with glitter for a frosty sparkle


Bev here with a quick card made using the fabulous new Festive Christmas CD which you hopefully ordered from Nikky's show on Create and Craft recently? If not it's available to pre order HERE. I opted from pre coloured images but made sure I added loads of sparkle!!

Scatty Jan For my project this week  I decorated a skate using lots of fun elements from The Festive Christmas Collection. I adore that fun snowman



  
Lots of fabulous creations to inspire you.

Our Winners of our Anything Goes Challenge Weeks 36/37 and our Feather in Your Cap winners
for using PD images (more details on this in the pages tabs above),
will be announced next Friday.

Now it's over to you.

ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for entering our challenges and sharing your creations with us.
We love coming to visit and seeing your inspiration.



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Friday, 16 September 2016

Week 37 - Anything Goes Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting




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Happy Friday everyone! 
Don't miss our lovely Nikky on Create & Craft today with our brand new latest collections!

It's inspiration week for our
Anything Goes Challenge
You can find enter it Here

Our winner for the challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 23rd September to enter.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, however, we do love seeing your fabulous makes with Polkadoodles images. We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the sidebar -----> 
Remember if you use a Polkadoodles image you could win a Feather in your Cap, more details on this in the pages tab above.
Our Winner, Top 3 and Feathers for our Anything Goes Challenge 34/35 will be announced at the end of this post...

Here is some fab inspiration from the team...
Scatty Jan Using one of my favourite ever collections Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles , I have made a little (large) gift shop , stocked full of lovely seaside tat treasures. The Brick paper is from Work & Play 2 and the wooden paper is from the Distressed Wood paper collection - Lots more details and photo's on my blog xx
 


Claire C  For my DT project I've made a little concertina book with a stampbord cover using stamps from Tropical Underworld and coloured them with Graph'It Markers. I've stamped the images with Memento Inks and added distress inks in blues and green. The stampbord cover was then triple embossed with clear UTEE....
                                        

Anjie - I have made a door sign for our new summer house for this weeks challenge, using an MDF plaque. I used one of the plainer papers from the Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles collection as a back ground. I then used the Tropical Oceans stamp set to stamp some background images onto the paper. I then stamped the porthole and the beach hut. Finally I used a few of the MDF pieces from the Nautical large MDF embellies set Lots more info and photos on my blog.
Tracy -  So I have the perfect excuse to play with the wonderful Meribelle collection. I used the image  called  Swimming around.  I had a chance to sit down, relax, music on and colour with copics and finished off with prisma pencils to make picture pop out.
Michelle I have used Starfish and Sandcastles Collection for my project what else would I use 
for by the seaside theme I used papers, embellishments, creatures and image from the collection 
for the image I used Copics to colour...
Bev here with my seaside creation for you using a pre coloured topper from the oh so useful Bonbon Belles. I run along the beach 3 times a week so used the colour scheme I see as my inspiration.

Katrina - I've made a little canvas using the beach hut digi stamp from the Summertime collection and the fence/shoreline digi from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles. I resized and arranged them in Craft Artist before printing onto tissue paper. This was glued onto the canvas and I painted over the top with acrylics.
Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team!
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our Week 34/35 Challenge...

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is.... 28 - Teresa
Please email us HERE quoting PD37001Wk34 to claim your prize of
$10 worth of downloads from the digi store.
Here is your Winners Badge to display on your blog...
Grab our Winners Blinkie!
Onto our Top 3, and in no partiular order, chosen by the Design Team
20 - Norma50 - Julie, 80 - Wendy


And finally our Top 2 Feather in my Cap winners are
35 - Paul

Well done our Feathery friends!  You have been added to our league board
which you can check all about on the pages tabs above.
Congratulations to everyone.  We thank you for taking part in our challenges.
We love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.

Now it's over to you! Our current challenge
Anything Goes Here

Friday, 9 September 2016

Week 36 - Anything Goes ... Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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Crafting time! Crafting time! The kids are back in school! Crafting time LOL!
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Before we start the challenge this week, just a heads up to set your alarms and reminders for next week's Create & Craft shows with Nikky - you can catch her on Fri 16th Sept at 2 & 7pm GMT so don't miss it! 
oOo Starting a new challenge this week
ANYTHING GOES
Closes: Noon, GMT, Friday 23rd Sept.
Winner: $10 voucher to the Polkadoodles Digital Download Store.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.

Now let's see what delights the Polkadoodles Design Team have for you this week - the DT's twist on the theme is Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside...if you want to join in with that theme then go for it!

Helen - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside too, even when it's cold and windy as so often here in the UK.  Our Winnie loves it too, sitting on the dock of the bay, dipping her toes and ooow look Merribelle Mermaid is taking a peep at her.  I have used two collections Starfish and Sandcastles, including Winnie and two backing papers merged together and lovely Meribelle Mermaid too.

Alysha - Hi there! Once again its Polkadoodle Challenge time as always its Anything Goes, this week I am “at the beach” with Winnie enjoying a bottle of Prosecco, as one should. So come and join us here at Polkadoodles for lots of fun inspiration and great prizes for joining in. Hugs Aly xx
Here I've used the Starfish and Sandcastles CD
Carol - how fabulous is it to be by the seaside?  For today's challenge inspiration I've used the very lovely Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles collection for my pre-coloured image, paper and embellishments.  I added a sentiment from the collection on a sun shape I created using clip art.

Pauline - I have used a super image from the the Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles CD collection, all of the gorgeous images on this CD are perfect for the Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside theme.  The papers, topper and elements are all from the CD, I have fussy cut lots of bits and pieces from a selection of the design sheets and from the embellies section.
Lisa - I've used the wonderful Winnie Building Sandcastles digi stamp and merged it with the palm tree digi stamp that can be found on the Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles VIP XXL Download to create a scene. I have coloured the scene with alcohol markers and simply mat and layered onto some green card and a tent fold card blank. 
Karon - I have used several collections for my card today.  Bonbon Belles Collection for the mermaid, beach huts, starfish, beach ball and all the papers. Then had to use the little girl swimmer from Work and Play 4 Collection. The sentiment comes form the Summertime Collection and the scene and fence is from the wonderful Cherryblossom Lane Collection.

Lots of fabulous Seaside inspiration for you.  You could always sneak out for the day
whilst the kids are in school :-)

Our winners of our Anything Goes challenge Weeks 34/35 and our Feather in My Cap winners
for using PD images (more details on this up top in the tabs section),
will be announced next Friday.

Now it's over to you.
Will it be Anything Goes
or the twist Beside the Seaside - it's up to you!
Thanks so much for entering our challenges and sharing your creations with us.
We love coming to visit and seeing your inspiration.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Week 35 - Something beginning with F or Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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We are UBER excited today because...it's
Expires midnight Friday 2/9/16 EST

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So Kids are back in school and that can only mean one thing! More time to craft - yay! Anyways, we are in week 2 of our current challenge...
ANYTHING GOES
You can enter this current challenge HERE
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 9th September to enter this challenge. We only have a few little rules to follow and they are over there in the side bar ----> You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.Our winners of our Weeks 32/33 Anything Goes Challenge and our Feather in my Cap winners for using PD Images (more details at the top in the tabs section) will be at the end of this post.

Now lets see what fabulous inspiration the Design team have for you - they had to use something beginning with F...
Alysha -   This week I have created a lovely simple card using the Lavender Tea CD, come and jion us I look forward to seeing your creations, hugs Aly xx


Helen - Anyone for chocolate? Of course, its always time for chocolate in my book and Winnie seems to agree with me, she's just about to tuck in to a great big bar.  I've chosen to use Mmmmm Chocolate from the Sugar Sprinkles collection.  I coloured her with Copics and used some embellies from the collection including the chocolate bar which I also put into My Craft Artist to mak a chocolatey backing paper.
Lisa - I'm getting ahead with my Chrimbo cards for this year and I have used the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Download Collection. I faded 2 of the mistletoe digis to pale grey, placed them in opposite corners and merged with the the sentiment, before printing onto white linen card. This has been mat and layered with Kraft card and papers also from the download. Some twine, pearls and a little pine cone to decorate.
Carol - Love love love the gorgeous floral papers from the Winnie Wonderland Paper Heaven 6 download. Here I've teamed them with one of my favourite Polkadoodles fairies - Serenity Princess. Adding a background layer created using an around the page punch, a triple bow and a white rose. So quick and easy!
Pauline - I have used a super image from the the Work and Play 12 collection called 'Fast Food' along with some of the matching papers and a sentiment - I just love the sentiment!  I printed him three times so that I could add some decoupage layers and also printed the fries and drink from the embellies section.
Ruth: I've coloured the cute Footballer digi with Promarkers and then made a background of football pitches with some green card.  The digis are so versatile and can be enlarged without image quality loss!
Karon - I have a gift that I made for my daughter Shannon, who is leaving this weekend for college. I loved using the Lemonade Fizz Collection to make this 12" by 12" canvas.  Everything is off the collection, the quote I found on the internet. I added some dimension to the flowers and the butterfly, by adding layers and some beads...
Wow - fabulous and inspiring inspiration by the team this week.

Now onto our Winner, Top 3 and Feathers in your Cap winners, for Anything Goes Week 32/33
Our winner (chosen by Random Org) is ....
#9 - Wendy
Please email us HERE quoting PD35001Wk32 ...You have won $10 worth of downloads from the Digi Store...
Grab our Winners Blinkie!

Our Top 3 4 and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team are....
#16 - Sharon Gurnhill#41 - Jana K,  # 60 - Vannessa,  #83 - Ane Lene


and finally, our Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are...
#30 - Karen K#34 - Megan#47 - CarolG NZ
Well done everyone, don't forget to pick up the badges for your blogs :-)
Thanks to everyone that takes part in our challenges, we love coming to visit and seeing your fabulous inspiration. Now back over to you and our current challenge
ANYTHING GOES....You can enter 
Have a fabulous week.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Week 34 - Something Beginning with F or Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

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Happy Friday everyone! 
Before we get to the challenge we just need to give you a goodie today!  Here in the UK it's a Bank Holiday Weekend so to help your crafty mojo over the long weekend here is a special discount code just for you!....

Enter code....Weekend15

at the checkout to

save 15%

on all CDs and downloads!
expires Monday midnight GMT


Our new challenge is
Anything Goes
 or 
Something beginning with F
The choice is yours.....
You can make anything you like for the challenge, as long as it follows the theme.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges. Our rules are over there in the side bar ---> You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 9th September to enter this challenge.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.


Now let's see the inspiration for the challenge...


Scatty Jan hmmmm something beginning F had to be flowers for me. My friend is celebrating her 70th birthday so I wanted to make something a little special. I chose the lovely lantern template from The Lavender Tea collection. It looks quite red in the photo's but its a really deep pink in real life.  I wanted to match the flowers in so I decorated using Lemonade Fizz collection, I think they work perfectly together. All that was added to finish were some pearls, a few fern dies and a battery operated candle.....
Lots more photos and info on my blog xx

Tracy - Well for this challenge I decided to do a birthday card for my nephew so I picked a precoloured image from Winston Bear Collection holding a cake..."Food". Again lots of layering as I find fussy cutting a joy and I inked the edges to make images "pop" out
Katrina - Well, they're so pretty (and apparently all the rage at the moment), so it had to be F for Flamingo. The digi stamp is from the Winnie in Wonderland CD and I've coloured it in with pink and purple sparkle pens. The gorgeous backing paper is from the same CD and for the greeting I used one of the stamps from the Daisydays set.
Anita - Hi everyone so for my F'S I used Flowers, Frame, Fancy, Frugal i used a selection of papers from Rose Budd collection which has oodles of papers on, my sentiment qoute from the work and play 10 collection - country life i had fun this week.
Claire C What a fun challenge! My 'F' is frosty and I've used lots of bits and bobs from the gorgeous ' Octavia Frosted Winter' collection which you can find here as a CD or here as a download. I always make my 0wn jar of 'frost' for wintery cards by mixing up different grades of glitter, mica flakes and anything else in my craft stash that looks a bit frosty.
Michelle Wow all as I could think of for something beginning with F was yummy food lol. So I used The VIP XXL Starfish and Sandcastle Collection because it had so many yummy foods to use. I have made a bendy Card and I have only used things from the collection to decorate it hope you all like it.
Bev here with a bright and vibrant card using one sheet (yes you heard right) of the flower stacks from one of the older collections, Back to Nature. the sentiment used is from Magic Garden....
Anjie - Now I really pushed the boat out with this one as on my card I have a Flamingo, some Feathers, some Flowers and some Foliage! Do you think that's enough F's? To make this card I have used the lush Tropical Paradise Flamingo stamp set. The Flamingo you can get as a digi download on it's own HERE. I needed to add some Foliage in there so decided to use the leaf from the Lemonade Fizz stamp set. Lots more info on my blog.
Lovely creations to inspire you all with our Anything Goes or Something beginning with F challenge! 
Our winners of our Anything Goes challenge 32/33 and our Feather in my Cap winners for using PD images (more details on this up top in the tabs section), will be announced next Friday.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Thanks for sharing your creations with us, we love coming to visit and appreciate you taking part in our challenges.
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Friday, 19 August 2016

Week 33 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge - Polkadoodles Crafting

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Happy Friday everyone.

It's inspiration week for our
Anything Goes or as the team have done add texture But the choice is yours
You can find the challenge and  enter it Here

Our winner for the challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 26th July to enter.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, however, we do love
seeing your fabulous makes with Polkadoodles images.
We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the sidebar ----->
Remember if you use a Polkadoodles image you could win a Feather in your Cap, more details
on this in the pages tab above.

Our Winner, Top 3 and Feathers for our Anything Goes Challenge 30/31
will be announced at the end of this post


Here is some fab inspiration from the team...
Nikky...I don't get to join in very often but this week I managed...and I've used this lovely Mirabelle Mermaid image called Swimming Around from Polkadoodles Meribelle collection. I decided to turn her upside down as if she was floating around in the ocean...
Scatty Jan I had lots of fun making these simple trio of cards. I used two of the lovely stamps from the Daisydays collection. For my texture I used embossing folders. Lots more photo's and info on my blog xx

Anjie - I've used the Tropical Paradise Flamingo clear stamp set. I stamped onto my colouring card with a clear Versamark embossing ink, then added clear embossing powder over it and heat set it all. I then used 4 distress inks to create the background. This really makes the clear embossing pop and adds great texture. I then stamped and created the message topper in the same way. I added my squiggly line around the edges and mounted the sentiment using 3D foam pads. Finally I stamped some flowers and foliage, coloured them and added some pearls in the centre and glued in place. More info on my blog.

Tracy - I decided for my textured card to use this image from Winston Bear collection. It has many layers that adds texture and 3d look. If your into fussy cutting you will love this collection!
Katrina - As the start of the new term is only a few weeks away I've made a back to school card. I've used the pre-coloured version of the teacher image from the Work and Play 3 CD, and for the greeting I've used a stamp from the Sensational Sentiments set. I've added texture with an embossing folder that has an alphabet design, to fit in with the school/college theme.
Michelle For my project I have used the Winnie in Wonderland Collection I have used a digital image called I'm Late I have also used Design sheet 7 and the Ephemera embellishments and to add my texture I used Modelling paste and distressing tool...
Bev for my make this week I decided to give mixed media another shot. Its always a way of adding plenty of layers and texture. I used the Daisydays Stamp Me set as my main focal point and the background is a mixture of texture paste, acrylic paint, stamps & diecuts.

Claire C I've made a canvas using one of the digis from the Winnie in Wonderland Collection. I've coloured her with my Graph'It Markers and layered her up over one of the beautiful papers and lots of embellies from the same collection (you can find it here as a CD or here as a download). I've added lots of texture with glossy accents on the embellies, black gesso around the edges, some stencilling using glassy gel medium mixed with red acrylic paint and a border made of glitter.
Anita - I loved adding texture on my make this week using the fabulous Summertime clear stamps, My texture was embossing , Hessian, Lace, Cheese cloth, Distressed edges, wooden elements, Die cuts , Fibres and Twine. I had another play with water colours thank you nikky for introducing them too me.

Fabulous inspiration by the Design Team.
Now onto the Winner and Top 3 of our Week 30/31 Challenge.

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is....
48 - Brenda
                                                 Please email us HERE quoting PD33001Wk30 to claim
your prize of a $10 worth of downloads from the digi store. Here is your Winners Badge to display on your blog....
Grab our Winners Blinkie!
Onto our Top 3, and in no particular order, chosen by the Design Team.
38 - Norma
50 - Tone
And finally our Top 3 Feather in My Cap winners are
14 - Karen K

Well done our Feathery friends!  You have been added to our league board
which you can check all about on the pages tabs above.
Each week the league board will be updated, so we can all keep track and at 
the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize.
Here's the badge for your blogs....


Congratulations to everyone.  We thank you for taking part in our challenges.
We love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.

Now it's over to you! Our current challenge
Anything Goes or Add Texture
Have a great week!