Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 38/39 - 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, 30 September 2016

Week 39 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

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Fabulous new releases and amazing goodies in the
Polkadoodles Store



Have you seen the amazing new addition
to the Polkadoodles Crafts

Dies to Die for !!
Introducing Craft Dies by Polkadoodles
This is just one of the new collection of dies,
why not go check them out - they are amazing!

Elegant Lamplight & gate - Craft cutting die

It's Inspiration Week
for our Anything Goes Challenge
You can enter HERE

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

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday 7th October 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 side bar ----->

Our Winner, Top 3 and Feathers for our Anything Goes Challenge Weeks 36/37     
will be announced at the end of this post....

We will also be announcing our overall Winner of our Feather in Your Cap :-)

Now onto the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Helen - It will soon be here only a few more weeks to go, Yeah!!!  I love Christmas and so do Twiggy and Toots, so I've used their Festive Fun collection for my little bit of inspiration.  There's even loads of fab templates you can use.  I used a scene and embellies from the CD and one of the fab images and coloured it with copics. Merry Christmas PF fans!!


Alysha - Hello Polkadoodlers, this week I have been getting messy and created a lovely spritzed card This has been created using the BRAND NEW release of Stamp Soup Festive Christmas Kit
Looking forward to seeing your projects this week, hugs Aly xxx


Pauline - I have made a wall hanging using the fabulous new Festive Christmas Collection, the adorable Robin and beautiful Poinsettias are from the CD, I have printed them out and fussy cut them - I love fussy cutting, I find it so relaxing.  The sentiment is also from the CD, I printed it onto one of the backing papers.


Lisa -  I like to make a variety of Christmas cards, some more complex and some simple easy to produce designs. For these cards I have used the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Download Collection. I faded the bauble digis to pale grey and placed them behind the sentiment, before printing onto white linen card. 


Karon - I had to finally get my Christmas hat on :-)  So I decided to have a play with the wonderful Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection.  All the elements are from this wonderful collection. (The aperture card was designed using by electronic cutting machine).  It's meant to be a door and then you open the door to the super cute carolers Twiggy and Toots :-)


Carol - I've had a lot of fun with the new  Festive Christmas Collection  and added some papers and the most gorgeous Angel Owl from the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection. I printed Angel Owl and coloured her with my copics, fussy cut her out and then added her to the card layered up with papers, a tag, a flower and some holly leaves.  So much festive fun.



Ruth:  I've made some really quick and simple pillow boxes for gift cards for my three nieces this Christmas - I've used Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun and added one of the little characters as a gift tag.


Such fabulous creations and inspiration.

Now onto our Winner and Top 3 of  our Anything Goes Weeks 36/37 Challenge

The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is.....

#49 - Eve

Please email us HERE 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 particular order, chosen by the Design Team

#25 - Sharon
#65 - Anet
#78 - Heather M

Here is the Top 3 Badge for your blogs...


And finally our Feather in Your Cap Winners for using a PD image

#24 - Paul
#41 - Louise
#45 - Andrea Norris
#74 - Teresa

Well done our Feathery Friends!  You have been added to the league board
which you check all about on the pages tabs above.
Here is the Featherist Badge for your blogs...



FEATHERY FRIENDS LEAGUE WINNER
Each fortnight the league board has been updated with our Feathery Friends winners,
entries that have used a Polkadoodles image.
This has now come to the end of the season and we have our overall winner.

Nick - Nick's Scrap Shack

Well done Nick - you have one 3 Digis from the Polkadoodles Download store.
Please email us HERE quoting FFWPD001 to claim your prize.

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

Now it's over you.
You can enter our current
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

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.