Friday, 25 September 2015

Week 39 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Favourite Card Shape

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Hellooo out there in blogland :-)
How are you all?  Have you all had a fabulous week?

Well, it's Friday and that means it's the start of a new challenge here at

This fortnight's theme is

Favourite Card Shape
Now that could be absolutely anything
if it's your favourite then enter our challenge :-)

The winner of this challenge receive a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Downloads store :-)

You do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
The rules are over there in the side bar ------>

You have until Noon GMT, Friday 9th October to enter.

Are you looking for some fabulous and fun papers to make your
Halloween or Fall creations.

Then why not go and check out the latest additions to the store.

Some great paper bundles and fabulous Halloween digital images for
you to colour too :-)

The Design Team have been busy once again.  So let's see what they
have for your inspiration this week.

Scatty Jan - For my shaped card I have used the Work and Play 11 collection going for the golf theme.  I have used both the Male and Female Golfer although he is hidden - I coloured up with pencils . Everything used is from the collection - the images are available as digis too - Female Golfer  and Male Golfer.

Asha - My favourite card shape is rectangular. Not too boring when you have great material to work with. My card features images and papers from the Witchie Witchie CD, which is fabulously ghoulish and perfect for fun Halloween projects. I coloured the witch with pencils. She's called Witch Wendie and is also available as a separate download digi.

Ria -  Okay I think I will be the most boring one on the team as my favourite is Square cards... I just love to make them in all sizes. So for my card I used the papers and sentiment from the Work and Play 9 love and kisses collection.  And I used this gorgeous stamp called Winter Time from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection to show you that she is perfect for other occasions... She is coloured with pencils. 

Aunty Sue - Now for my card I have done a Stepper card. I just love these but do struggle with the measurements so is not my normal shape but one of my Favorites. My card features the fabulous CD - Octavia Frosted Winter. Oh the detail on these CD papers, embellishments and images are just awesome. You can find the cd/download in the shop HERE. I have coloured this with my Pens and used lots of embellishments and sentiment from the CD.

Karon - Now I made my favourite fold (the Z or S fold card) totally missing the point that it was favourite shape, but hey it's a shape right?!  I used the wonderful Winston collection for my card. Everything is from the collection and I added a little metal floral charm from my stash.  This is Etty's new Dress and she is also available as a single digi to download and colour.

Jenny - Here is my favourite shaped card, I love easel cards and the circle ones are just a little bit special. I have used Octavia Frosted Winter for my card and have printed onto photo paper as i used the collection but the image is also available as a stand alone digi.

Wendy - I'm really quite boring with my card shapes, my favourite is square. For this card I've used Spooky Mummy from this years Halloween release, the papers are from two different collections, Halloween/Autumn 2015 bundle 1 & bundle 2. The sentiment is from Spooky 2015 bundle and the frame is from the 2013 Witchie Witchie bundle.

Jackie - My creation for the favourite card shape is a box card. I have used the wonderful papers and pre-coloured digis from the Work and Play 5 Collection- Festive Hollybobs. Time to start getting ready for Christmas!

Fabulous inspiration from the ladies.

Our winners for the Shabby Chic challenge will be announced next Friday.

So now, it's over to you.

Get crafting and enter your card in this latest challenge.

Favourite Card Shape

You have until Noon GMT, Friday 9th October to enter.
Please remember only two entries per person.

We only have a few little rules, and we would hate for you to loose out on prizes.
The rules are over there in the side bar.

See you next week.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Week 38 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Shabby Chic

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Hello everyone.  Happy Friday!

So here we are into Week 2 of our Shabby Chic Challenge,
lots of inspiration to share with you from the Design Team.
However, before we do that we have another new release to announce.

With Halloween and Fall fast approaching, Nikky has been at it again.

There are some amazing Halloween Bundles and Fall Bundles


 Also some fabulous digital images for you to download and colour too.

You have to go check them out, they are spoookkylicious!

The Winner and Top 3 of our Things with Wings challenge
are at the end of this post.

Now let's see what the Design Team have for you.

Asha - For my Shabby Chic card I picked up an old favourite of mine: PickNix 1 All Sewn Up. The papers, sentiment and digi embellishments are from the from this set. To finish my card I used flowers, pearls, lace and some ribbon from my stash.

Scatty Jan - For my Shabby Chic project I have used one of the scrummy cut files and used the Teapot template for my card - The papers and flowers are from The Rose Budd collection, just added some lace and bling to finish.

Penny - using the wonderful papers from the Nordic Winter Picknix 3 collection.   I traced the flowers from the kit and cut on plain papers to make the layered flower and added some stitching and gold embossing with stencilling for some added detail.     I even pulled out my distressing machine and made some noise on those card edges and added distress ink to all my edges and little pearls hidden around the card.

Karon - I couldn't resist using the fabulous Rose Budd Collection for my Shabby Chic card this week. I have made a book card.  For the outside, I used the pre-coloured image of  Miss Constance, and have layered her up to add some dimension. (She is also available as a clear stamp, if you wish HERE.) For the inside I added a verse, and all the papers are from this amazing collection.  A little bit of lace from my stash to finish it off.  I did a second photo to show you the inside :-)

Aunty Sue - Well for my Shabby Chic Project which I had to look up the definition for. I have done a little mini album/Tag book. I idea is that you write on the tags or add little pictures if you want. I havent used a image but used papers and elements for each of the pages from 2 cds- Rose Budd collection  available here and one of my favorites Twiggy & Toots available Here. I have added Lace and Ribbons and gems from my stash. Each page has different elements and will all be on my blog .The Pages Bases have actually been made from Toilet Rolls. I do hope you like it as much as I have enjoyed making.

One of the inside pages

Such wonderful Design Team inspiration, don't forget to check out their blogs.

Now lets announce our winner (as chosen by Random Org)

#5 - divinity
You have won a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Download store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD38001wk35 to claim your prize.

Our Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team are ...

#2 - Ane Lene
#40 -  Julie Gleeson

Congratulations to everyone, don't forget your blinkies in the side bar,
and thank you to everyone that takes part in our challenges.

Now you still have until Friday 25th Sept, to enter our current challenge


and you can enter

Good luck everyone.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Week 37 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Shabby Chic

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Happy Friday Everyone!
We have a new challenge for you and our theme is

Shabby Chic

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 September to enter

Our random winner for this challenge will win 
 $10 of downloads from the store

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

Ruth:  Kraft card and pink - perfect shabby chic combination!  The polkadot pink papers are from the Serenity Fairy CD layered with foam pads onto kraft card letters (my own templates) then haphazardly added to the card base with half pearls for added detail.  Lots of tiny pearl dots around the edge of the card blank to keep it all contained.

Naz - The image I have used for this project is from Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun collection.
The sentiment is also from the same collection. Dies I have used for this project: Di-Namics Stax Dies Pierced Circle and Die-Namcis Die-Frosty Snowflake. I used Kaisercraft clear stamp to stamp the image of the chandelier on my card.

Anita- Hi there today for my shabby chic make I used backing papers and the fabulous Miss Constance from the Rose Budd Collection what a timeless must have so much packed in on one collection for any occasion, Miss Constance is also available as a rubber stamp Here.

Anna...I made a universal card, almost for any occasion, with new flowers, with lace, doily, lots of layers made from Winston collection papers. 

Ria- for the Shabby Chic challenge I tried something new to me with the beautifull Octavia Frosted Winter collection. This is called a PocketLetter.  I cut out all the elements with the Silhouette Cameo and coloured  Fox Capers with pencils and sansodor. This pocket thing is something people collect game cards in and ATC cards :) 

Jenny - For the Shabby Chic design this time I have used the papers from the Rosebud Collection, I didn't want to use an image so just printed a message on the pc and added a few flowers and some lace.

Anjie - Everything I have used is from the super cute Angelberry Christmas collection. I set the pink papers onto a Kraft card card base to start the look of, then I distressed the edges of the papers by sanding them and pierced some holes in it. I have layered everything up on 3D foam to make it pop more. I fussy cut around the pre-coloured image and also placed her onto 3D foam.

Claire C I couldn't resist colouring this adorable image from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun (available here as a CD or here as a download) and added some of the gorgeous papers, a gingham frame a sentiment and a paper bow to create this card.

Bev here with my take on Shabby Chic & I didn't even know what it was lol! I had to opt for Nordic Winter its my go to when I'm stumped it never fails to disappoint and I have to say I'm really pleased with the end result.

Jessie - Here is my version of Shabby Chic. I used a Sentiment from the Octavia Moonfly Say it all. I opted to go with lots of layers of peach, pink, cream, white, brown ruffed up and layered together. I slapped some gesso all over the card and flowers and seam binding and called it complete. It has been a long time sense I have made a card like this. Make a card and give this challenge a shot its super fun!

Jackie- This week is all about Shabby Chic for the new challenge. I couldn't go past the great digis in the Twiggy and Toots  CD Collection. The difficult task was choosing which one to use. I have added lace, pearls and beads to create my interpretation of the theme. Details for colouring using Copic markers are on my blog.

Wendy - For this weeks Shabby Chic inspiration card, I've used a sentiment as my main focus rather than an image. The sentiment is from In The Garden Download bundle which I have recoloured in Craft Artist and the backing paper is from the Home Grown download bundle. You can also get both these together with a third collection in the Picnix 1 download or as a CD.

Lou:  I knew straight away which collection I wanted to use for my "Shabby Chic" project and that was "Rose Budd". Adore all the embellishment and ephemera images you have in the CD/download. I have used one one of the postcard images, added my own sentiment and went from there ...

Such great inspiration.

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.

Have a great week!

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Week 36 - Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles - Things with Wings

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Happy Friday Everyone!
Have you seen the lovely new collection yet??
If not you are defintly missing out

If you want to see more of this great collection make sure you tune into Create & Craft TV on 8th September for another fab new show with Nikky!

Now onto this weeks Inspiration here at Polkadoodles, for Week 2 of our challenge

Things with wings
The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 voucher for the store!
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 can link up your entry

You have until Noon, GMT, Friday, 11th September to enter.
Our Winner and top 3 for our challenge TSomething New  can be found at the bottom of this post

Now lets take a look at the fabulous creations from our Design Team.

Ruth - Couldn't resist this sweet image from the Serenity Fairy CD - the papers are also from the CD - printed as A5 for a smaller pattern and I've added organza ribbon and charm from my stash.  Really lovely image to colour up and easy to add lots of sparkle!

Naz - For this project I used Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection. This collection is full of goodies and a great Christmas set.  It comes with Digi Stamps, Embellishments, Papers, Sentiments, Frames,.....etc.  Basically all you need to create a beautiful Christmas project.

Anita - Hi there today I chose to use the gorgeous serenity collection there were so many backing papers I was spoilt for choice so I went with clouds the print quality is amazing, I used serenity stardust and she is available as a digital download here, I coloured her with alcohol markers.

Jenny - I'm here with a little inspiration for our Things with Wings challenge and I've chosen   Twiggy and Toots for my make.  I needed a new home card and I thought this image was perfect.

Wendy - For my wings, I've used Serenity Princess from the Serenity Fairy Wishes collection. You can also get her as an individual digi here. The sentiment is from the same collection and just pasted onto the backing paper using Craft Artist. The backing papers are my favourite ever! These are both from the Distressed Wood paper pack.

Claire C - I've been having fun with Twiggy and Toots this week, I used one of the precoloured images from one of the design sheets and added lots of lovely embellies from the same collection. You can find the CD here or as a download here.

Bev here with some inspiration. There are so many fabulous options this fortnight so make sure you pop over and join in. I have chosen 'Dollie Goes East' this time round and made a bright & colourful card. I hope you like it.

Anjie - I used an editing program to create this digital card which uses an image, papers, embellies and sentiments that are all on the fabulous Octavia Moonfly collection. I added a few shadows to things to try to make it look as "real" as possible. I don't think it's turned out too bad, what do you think? Pop over to my blog for more info and for why I've done a digital card this week.

Jackie - For this week's card I have used a really sweet penguin digi from the Work and Play Collection 5-  Festive Hollybobs - just perfect for getting ahead on some Christmas makes. Details for colouring are on my blog.

Ria - For my card this week I used the beautifull Octavia Frosted Winter collection. First I coloured the  Frosty Penguins with Pencils and Sansodor. And that is the only Physical item at my card the rest of the card is created Digitaly with an editing software. Hope it inspires you to try digital :)

Jessie - For this weeks card I went with Serenity Earthstar. She has been coloured up with my copic markers and kept the card with very simple and clean layers. 

Our winner (chosen by Random Org) for our Something New Challenge 
33 - Lucy 
You have won $10 of downloads from the store
Please contact us HERE and quote PD36001Wk33 to claim your prize.

Our Top 3, chosen by the Design Team,
21 - Jacki
37 - Carol 
64 - MaxiBelle
Well done and don't forget your badges

You can enter the With Wings challenge Here
See you all next week!