Friday, 25 March 2016

Week 12 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Cream and Sugar

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Happy Easter everyone.  Hope you all have lots
of chocolatey wickedness goodness to eat :-)


We decided to make things a little more interesting around here so we are now introducing an extra Winners slot for our challenges every week, called

Basically we will be awarding Special Feathers to our favourite Top 3 entries that use a Polkadoodles image and you will be entered onto the Feathery League Board - this is so fun, so check out the RULES on the tab at the top of the page HERE - you even get a Feathery badge if you're awarded a feather!

We have a new challenge for this fortnight and our theme is

So lovely creams, ivories, coffee and pink colours.

Remember you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.

We only have a few little rules and they are over there in the side bar ---->

The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles download store.

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 8th April to enter.

The newest releases are available for pre-order in the Polkadoodles store.

Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz
and the complimenting stamp sets
Lavender Tea Stamp Soup and Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup
have all been an amazing hit!

Why not go check our the store!

Anyways. lets get on and show you the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team

Mia: This card is made using the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection. The colours are perfect for this challenge and I just love this spotty paper!! The dress up rabbit Winnie is super cute and great to use all your colouring techniques!

Scatty Jan - Oh what a lush challenge - I also used the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection. keeping my card very CAS, I dont really do CAS so this was a challenge to me on its own. Yummy delish just take a look see at that ice cream, I used Glossy accents over it and it really does look good enough to eat!

Jackie  - Cream and Sugar is the delicious theme for this fortnight! I have coloured in one of the cats from the Work and Play 12 collection using pencil. The caption and flowers are from this collection, too.  The wood grain background paper is from Work and Play 10 - Country Life and it one of my favourite papers...I always have a few sheets of it printed off because it works with most colours. 

Jenny - Cream and sugar is the challenge and this one is fine it won't make you fat!  I wanted a plaque to hang near the door of the caravan so came up with this one.  I have used papers from Winston and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and and of course Winnie herself opening the door.

Carol - For my Cream and Sugar card I chose to use Tea for Twoo, Tea Party from Twiggy & Toots and some of the gorgeous papers from Winston and coffee tags from Barista Coffee/Cake bundle kit from the Work and Play 12 collection. I used my cameo to cut the tags out, so that was super easy and coloured Twiggy in with my Copics.

Karon - Ah Coffee!  Yes please :-)  I have used the fabulous Winnie Sugar Sprinkle collection for my side easel card.  Love all the papers in this collection.  All the layers were inked up and some foam tape added for dimension.

Ria - I am using the super sweet Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection for my card. I love it that Nikky added those cute frames to this collection. So you only have to colour them and then cut them out. So much easier then searching for matching dies :) 


Don't forget to come back next week, for more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.
We will also announce our Winners and Top 3
of the Spring Colours challenge
and our very first Feathers in your Cap Top 3 :-)


Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week!

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Friday, 18 March 2016

Week 11 - Polkadoodles Crafting - Spring Colours

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Hello out there and Happy Friday!

We are into Week 2 of our current challenge
and you can enter HERE.

The winners of our Tic Tac Toe challenge will be announced at the end of this post.

Don't forget Nikky is on Create and Craft today
9.00am and 1pm
Two different shows.
4 fabulous new products that you really don't want to miss!!

We have all been loving the new releases
Winnie Sugar Sprinkles
has really got the
creative juices going!

It's so nice to see you all sharing your makes over on the Polkadoodles Facebook Page.
Don't forget to enter our challenges too.

We only have a few rules for our challenges and they are over there in the side bar ---->
Don't forget you don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
The winner of this current challenge will win a $10 gift certificate to the
Polkadoodles Download Store.

Anyways, enough of that, how about we take a look at the
fabulous Design Team makes.

Ria -  For our pastel inspiration I used the gorgeouss Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Papers, sentiment and the cute Winnie Springtime Hello. I coloured her with watercolouring pencils, wink of stella (which doesn't show in the pic) and white dots with Molotow marker. Flowers and swirls are cutting dies from Tattered Lace.

Scatty Jan - My main project is pastel, please excuse the bunny for he did not dress for the occasion! I have used the lovely  Winnie Sugar Sprinkles, there really is so much on this collection that could be suited for many occasions - I cut the Easter box out on my portrait , using a lovely egg from the collection. I added in the little chick peeking out and one of the little rabbits , I covered his tail in fun flock but you can't really tell from the photo.  I finished of by using one of the great sentiments and flowers and some buttercup liquid pearls . There are lots more photo's on my blog xx

Mia - I used the gorgeous Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection for this series of gift wrap and card. I used the papers and digis to create a coordinating card, gift box and present. I also used the SVG files that come with the collection to cut out the layers. For more photos and details please check out my blog.

Jackie - How often have you wanted to give a little thank you to your local vet for looking after your precious pet? There are some great starting points for a card in the latest Work and Play 12 Collection including the vet/cat groomer design sheet and lots of beautiful paper choices.

AnjieI know it's not my week for a make but with me being away I was eager to get crafting and couldn't stop with this fab new Work and Play Collection 12I printed one of the backing papers onto card stock to create the card blank. Then I printed out all the embellies and the cat topper. I wanted to make the topper 3D so I printed it 3 times and decoupaged it up. More pics and details on my blog.

Jenny  - Hooray for Spring, lovely colours and some sunshine at last! This week it's time for some inspiration for our Spring colours Challenge, I have used the gorgeous Winnie Sugar Sprinkles for my card and I have tried something I saw on tv!  I was flicking through the channels and saw a Spellbinders die demo'ed it was a 6 inch square with two extra squares cut but with just the tops of the square attached, well I wouldn't want to pay for a die which is so limited so I used my Cameo and cut the same thing.  The first picture is the outer and the second is the underneath layer, this is all sitting on a six inch square card.

Carol - I just love Spring colours - almost as much as the simply fabulous Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection which I couldn't resist using for my inspiration make this week. I made a very special gift box using some of the many florals, papers, and embellies to decorate the really cute New Bonnet image. I used my Cameo to cut everything out which made it super easy. Check out my blog for more details and to see what I added inside the box for my gift....

Karon - Last week I made a little gift set of 6 cards.  After making some envelopes for the cards, I decided it would be best if I make a gift box for them.  So I have made a Gift Box Easel card to store the set.  Using Winnie Sugar Sprinkles for all the elements of this creation.

Wonderful inspiration from the team.

Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our Tic Tac Toe challenge is...

You have won a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD11001Wk8

Our Design Team Top 3 are...

Congratulations everyone and don't forget to get your winners badges from the side bar.

Thanks to everyone that takes the time to enter our challenges.
We love stopping by to see what your wonderful inspiration.

Enter the current challenge

Friday, 11 March 2016

Week 10 -Polkadoodles Crafting- Spring colours

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Happy Friday Everyone!
We have a new challenge for you and our theme is
Spring Colours
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 25th March to enter
Our random winner for this challenge will win  $10 of downloads from the store

Watch us on Create and Craft TV next Friday 18th March at 9am and don't want to miss it, we have 4 new products to share with you and they are all absolutely delish - you really don't want to miss them! 

Now lets take a look at the fabulous creations this week...

Nikky: I discovered one of my favourite stamp sets hiding in a corner of my desk this week so I've gone stamp cray cray. You can get this, called 'Can I live here please" from the store HERE. I coloured this using watercolour paints.

Katrina - I'm really enjoying my stint as guest designer, thank you so much for having me.  I've decoupaged the beautiful 'Rosie Washing Day' from the Cherryblossom Lane CD and made a greeting using two stamps from the Sensational Sentiments Stamp Sheet.  The card is covered with a paper from the Pretty Sweet CD.

Ruth:  I've decided to go for a very spring like theme (and a few pastels thrown in!)  Papers have been printed on both sides from Lily Bug Love and I've made little windmills - the larger ones are 3 layers - from some templates I've had for years.  All perfect to pop onto a lolly stick and to be used in a plant pot!

Bev here, I've not had much spare time this week so I opted for one of the design sheets from the devine Winnie Sugar Sprinkles  collection ~ tell a lie I actually printed the same sheet out twice, so I could give the card a little more dimension. I glittered the topper and backing sheet to give it some sparkle although I'm not sure my photography skills do it justice.

Anita- For the challenge this time I thought I would go right back to basic with my make using a pre coloured Topper image from Cherryblossom lane cd collection , Just the basics scissors and glue and some crafty bits and pieces.

Claire C I've made a very quick card using one of the design sheets from the fabulous Winnie Sugar Sprinkles  collection, they are perfect when time is against you! 

Karon -  With Easter just around the corner, I have used the bunny design sheet too this week :-) Great minds think a like LOL!  Love this little bunny girl.  You can either buy the Design Sheet, I have used most of the elements from or you can by the whole fabulous collection Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.
What fantastic makes from the team!

Can't wait to see what you come up with, we love visiting your blogs to take a look  at your wonderful creations. Remember only 2 entries per person please.

Don't forget to check back next week for more inspiration and the winners of our Tic, Tac, Toe challenge - Have a great week!
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Friday, 4 March 2016

Week 9 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Tic Tac Toe

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Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 

Tic Tac Toe
You can enter it Here

You can make Anything you like as long as it follows the theme. Remember, you do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges. The few rules we do have, are over there in the side bar ---> You have until Noon GMT, Friday 11 March  to enter and our Random winner for this challenge will receive a $10 voucher to the Polkadoodles download store.

The winners from Lucky Green can be found at the bottom of this post

Now, let's take a look at what the Design Team have for you...

Katrina - I'm thrilled to be doing my third challenge at Polkadoodles and I love this sort of theme.  I found some cat charms in my stash so decided to make a card with the cute little kitty on the Sticks and Bones CD. The background papers are also from the CD but I've made the tiger skin look fuzzy using CraftArtist.

Ruth:  I've managed to complete the top horizontal line and also the central vertical line!  All elements are from the Sticks and Bones collection plus I've added chocolate brown card from my stash, a cute dino charm, twine and some dewdrops to finish off.

Caz For my Tic Tac Toe, I chose to go with Wings/Tag/Flowers..Made a Tag box using the gorgoeus image Serenity-fairy-kisses...Also available in the Serenity-fairy-wishes-download-bundle. Papers used on box and for tags are from Baby-boom-download-bundle. Large flower is a cutting file Flowers-1-cutting-file. Rest are from my stash.

AnjieI chose to use the bottom line, wings, tag and flower. Everything I have used on my make is from the Sticks and Stones collectionI coloured the image with my pens and fussy cut around it. I printed out lots of embellies, word art and tags and fussy cut them too. I stuck them all onto strips of acetate to make them look like they are floating in mid air. More photos and how to make the box are on my blog.

Anita - I chose to use the bottom line, Wings, Tag and flower. I usual like to mix all nikky's collection to show how they compliment each other, but this week I have used one which is the Octavia Moonfly collection so much to choose you be spoilt for choice. Octavia  Moonfly Rose Garden is also available as a digi download Here.

Mia - I choose the middle line, Animals, Nature and Tag. I used the Sticks & Bones collection to create my card. I used my Brother Scan 'n' Cut to fussy cut around all the elements and to create my mats and layers. For more information please check out my blog.

Bev here with my tic, tac, toe inspiration I opted for the horizontal middle row, Polkadots, Nature & Lace. I used Work & Play 10, Countrylife for my creation, this week. I cheated and used a pre coloured image) but I've mixed it up a bit by having the picure on the inside and greeting on the outside!

Claire C I love this challenge theme, such fun!!! I went for a full house making this quick card using lots of elements from the gorgeous new collection Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime  Collection which you can find here as a CD or if you prefer you can get it as a download here. I'd got it all finished and realised I'd forgot to add a tag, I'll have to try a bit harder next time

Our winner (chosen by random org) for Lucky Greens is.....

Well done! You have won a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Download store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD09001wk06
21 - Tinz
Our Design Team favourite Top 3 are....
11 - Jen
14 - Elena
15- Wendy

Congratulations everyone!  Don't forget to collect your winners badges from the side bar.
Thanks to everyone who enters, we really enjoy coming to see your creations each week.

 You can enter the *Tic Tac Toe* challenge Here