Saturday, 30 December 2017

Polkadoodles Current Challenge Details

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Week 28/29 - Anything Goes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 28 July 2017

Week 26/27 - Anything Goes - closes 12 Noon, GMT, Friday 14 July 2017

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Wk 33 - Anything Goes Craft challenge at Polkadoodles

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Happy Friday! Our current
Anything Goes Challenge is HERE
so make sure you get your entries in, there is still time!

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
Closes Fri 25th August, Noon.
You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, use any products you wish!

Winner and Top 3 of our last Challenge will be announced at the end of this post....

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Do you follow our Digi Choosday challenge each Tuesday?
 Make sure you check out the challenge here as you might be able to enter here too and the team would love to see your entries!
DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE - CLICK HERE 

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KIDS SUMMER HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
Are you entertaining the kids and looking for some fun things to do this summer?
Come and join in our Kids challenge on Facebook!
We have a lovely competition to keep the kids crafting alongside you with some goody bag prizes for them to win, so head over and join us - it's all very casual and relaxed and anyone can join in!
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 We have lots and lots of new items in the Polkadoodles store, so make sure you go and check them out - our latest Stamp of The Month for September is a real must-have and we are already running low on Christmas stamps so don't miss them!
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Now onto the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team - their theme for this challenge is holidays but you do not need to follow this theme to enter the challenge...
    Tina This time I tested a new card shape: Magic Reveal Spinner Card. 2 images are placed on top of each other and the first image moves as you rotate under the bottom image. Then you can see the second image. I used different images and papers for my card from Winnie Starfish & Sandcastle Vip Bundle and colored with Polychromos. More details and photos to the card shape you can find on my Blog. 


    Scatty Jan For my project this week I have mainly used the lovely collection Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles, I have made a pocket page mini album. I loved using all the delish papers, this really was a labour of love , there is lots more info and stacks more pics on my blog...

    Anjie - I've also used the Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles collection to make it, well just the lighthouse digi which you can buy in a smaller collection here. Or even on it's own here. Lots more details on my blog.
    Angie J - I've made a Journal Page using Ula's Life Collection. I have coloured up Ula Don't Listen black & white image with my Copic Markers, and used one of the sentiments from Ula Sparkle.
    I have created my own background papers in my Art Journal.
    Michelle I have made a card using Twiggy and Toots image from the Twiggy and Toots collection which I coloured with prismacolor pencils and I also used the Starfish and Sandcastle Collection for the paper and pre coloured embellishments...
    Bev here with my cool creation for a summer themed card. I kept it CAS using Winnie Starfish & Sancastles....
    Lou: I decided to use the Tropical Oceans and Tropical Underworld clear stamp sets to create my card. I've also used the Cherry Blossom Branch die to create my seaweed. More photos etc, can be found on my blog.
    Claire C Ive used one of the supercute images from Work and Play 4 to make this beach themed card.  You can find the full collection here or you can get Swimming Girl as a digi stamp here. I've coloured the image with pencils and used PanPastels to crete the background

    Great inspiration, we love this week's makes, so much fun!

    Now onto our Winner and Top 3 of our Anything Goes Week 30/31 Challenge....

    The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is.....
    Please email us HERE, withing 14 days, quoting the following code PD01001wk3031 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

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


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

    You can enter our current
    See you next week for a brand new challenge!

    Friday, 11 August 2017

    Wk 32 - Anything Goes Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles

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    HAPPY FRIDAY!
    OUR NEW CHALLENGE TODAY AS ALWAYS IS
    ANYTHING GOES           

    PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
    Closes Fri 25th August, Noon.
    You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges, use any products you wish!
    We have lots and lots of new items in the Polkadoodles store, so make sure you go and check them out - our latest Stamp of The Month for September is a real must-have and we are already running low on Christmas stamps so don't miss them!
    http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

    Now let's see what wonderful inspiration the Design Team have for you this week....
    The DT's twist on the challenge theme is Summertime/Holidays....

    Jacki Well we haven't had much of a summer here in the UK so this was a great distraction to the cold lol. I have gone for something completely different today and made a little Winnie in a bottle. Using image and embellishments all from the Starfish and sandcastles download
    Ruth:  Who doesn't like a cold and fruity ice lolly?  Made using one of the images from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles - easy to enlarge and I've added it to the card blank with foam pads for depth.  The hundreds and thousands have been added as seed beads from my stash and I've handwritten the tag sentiment.
    Helen - Ooow that holiday time is here and what better way to celebrate than with some Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles. You can find the big kahuna collection right here at the store. I used My Craft Artist to merge some embellies and a digi that I then coloured with copic to make a little holiday time picture.

    Norma, I always dream to be a mermaid,  I love to be in the beach and I can stay all day long there, so maybe I was in my other life, lol.  So thinking of that I made this card with the beautiful Mermaid dolphin that I colored with my Copic markers and add some embellishments that I have in my stash.
    Carol For todays make I used Sea Horse from the Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles collection, and coloured it in with my copics. I used a background paper and sentiment from the same collection.
    Lisa - For my make I have gone for a different take on Summertime! I love my garden and it's full of pretty flowers at this time of year, so I used the Regal Peacock Stamp Set to create a Summer Garden Picture.
    Shylaa I have used the design sheets from Horace & Boo collection for making this card. Created the background by distress inks and the sentiment is also from Horace & boo collections...


    Jan Craftica ....Today for my Christmas journal page I used Oddella with wings ....I Loved Her! I colored her with Faber Castell Polychromos with the digi printed on a smooth paper. I added some snow embellishments as I decided to color her only with cold colors.
    Fantastic creations this week, we hope you're inspired! Just add your entry to the Mr Linky below!
    Our Winner and Top 3 of our last challenge will be announced next Friday.
    Thanks so much for entering our challenges and sharing your creations with us, we love coming to visit and seeing your inspiration.

    Don't forget you can also enter our 
    DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE for ANYTHING GOES
    too - you can find it
    HERE
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    Friday, 4 August 2017

    Week 31 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge at Polkadoodles

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    Hi everyone!.. It's Inspiration Week for our
    Anything Goes Challenge which you can 
    enter HERE
    Closes Noon, GMT, Friday 11th August.          
    Our random winner will receive a $10/£7.50 voucher for the Polkadoodles Digi Store.
    You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
    Our Winner and Top 3 of our last Challenge will be announced at the end of this post....
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    Do you follow our Digi Choosday challenge each Tuesday? Make sure you check out the challenge here as you might be able to enter here too and the team would love to see your entries!
    DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE - CLICK HERE 

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    KIDS SUMMER HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
    Are you entertaining the kids and looking for some fun things to do this summer?
    Come and join in our Kids challenge on Facebook!
    We have a lovely competition to keep the kids crafting alongside you with some goody bag prizes for them to win, so head over and join us - it's all very casual and relaxed and anyone can join in!
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    Make sure you visit the Polkadoodles store this week to see all the lovely new goodies in store, including new Stamps and Paper Pads and more! Lush! 

    Now onto this week's fabulous inspiration from the Design Team...

    Helen - We're still celebrating Christmas this week so I've used another of those fabulous templates on the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection to make this Christmas House card. I added two of the pre-coloured images of Twiggy and Toots and added a little copics to them to. Such fun and easy card to make you'll love them. Check them out at the store right here


    Ruth:  I've made a cute Christmas card using one of the new clear stamps in store - Christmas Robin Cuddles.  Coloured with Aquamarkers and watercolour pencils.  I've then used random things I found in my stash to finish the card off (amazing what I find when I'm having a tidy up!)
    Norma, This year I decide to prepare my December Daily in advance, that way I will have enough time to finish it during this year.  For the cover and for the dividers I use the designer sheets from Winnie winterland
    Jan Craftica Using the Christmas Clear Stamps I made two cards...This card is called a Tri-fold each of the layers has some space so you can add something to it and as you open you discover something each time, I was able to add several images and sentiments to them!
    Carol - Today I made a candy cane shaped tag and decorated it with papers, sentiment and Hollybobs Mistletoe character all from Work and Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs collection. Topped it off with a bright red bow.
    Lisa - I have a very simple card using just the coloured Stamp of  Month for August which you can still order HERE...

    Jacki  ...For my card today I have used the Nordic Pic n Mix 3  taking 3 of the baubles from the embellishment section and printing off straight t my card along with the sentiment (also from the collection). I then printed the baubles off again and glittered after cutting out and attached with 3D foam for a quick but stylish card....
     Shylaa...I Made this card from Floral foliage printable bundle from Horace & boo collection....


    As always, great inspiration and makes from the team to inspire you this week.

    So let's get to our winners from last time....

    Winner of challenge 28/29, chosen by Random.org is
    Congratulations!
    Please email us HERE, withing 14 days, quoting the following code PD30001wk28, 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....



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


    Congratulations to everyone.  We thank you all for taking part in our challenges, your entries were superb this week! So many talented crafters out there, it's a joy to see your wonderful creations and we love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful blogs!

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

    Friday, 28 July 2017

    Week 30 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

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    Hi everyone - before we get started we want to invite you to our
    KIDS SUMMER HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
    Are you entertaining the kids and looking for some fun things to do this summer?
    Come and join in our Kids challenge on Facebook!
    JOIN HERE https://www.facebook.com/groups/polkadoodles/
    We have a lovely competition to keep the kids crafting alongside you with some goody bag prizes for them to win, so head over and join us - it's all very casual and relaxed and anyone can join in!
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    So our new challenge starting today as always, is
    ANYTHING GOES
    Closes Noon, GMT, Friday 11th August.          
    Our random winner will receive a $10/£7.50 voucher for the Polkadoodles Digi Store.
    You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.

    Have you seen all our wonderful new releases in store this week? We have so many new rubber and clear stamps, paper packs, digis, digi scrap kits all in store and released over the past couple of weeks so make sure you check them all out!
    Now let's see what wonderful inspiration the Design Team have for you this week.

    The DT's twist on the challenge theme is still Christmas after all we do need to get those Christmas creations made!....It's only 152 days or 21 Weeks left - Mwahahahaha :-) and if you want to join in with that theme then go for it, it's entirely your choice...

    Tina - This time I have decorated for you a sled, which is drawn by 4 sweet reindeer. Colored with Polycolor Pens from Lyra. On the sled greet 2 owls for Christmas and bring beside a Christmas tree also many gifts with. You'll find the tree and the gifts out from Octavia - Frosted WinterThe owls and reindeer come from the set Twiggy & Toots. See my blog for more photos :-)
     
    Angie J - So I had some Christmassy fun with a Winnie Winterland Collection Design Sheet.
    I used Design Sheet 7 and repurposed a lolly jar and a notebook. It's hard to tell on the notebook, but the flowers have been shaped a bit for a slight 3D effect so they don't sit flat on the cover.
    Michelle I have used Winnie Winter Land Collection I have made another tag using a digi image and coloured with copics I also used the Versatile  Door / Window / Flap  Die to make the door and it opens to see a snow princess.
    Bev here and I couldn't resist a play with Robin Cuddles this fortnight, aren't they adorable? I had a go at water colouring. I think I need a bit more practice but it certainly gives a different look. The papers and sentiment are from Festive Christmas and the additional holly embellishment is a stamp on the Santa Claus set.
    Scatty Jan for my project this week I made another pocket letter, I do love these there so much fun putting together, I mainly used Winnie Winter Land Collection adding in a few stamps from regal peacock set , I do love how everything will work together.
    Anjie -  To make this I've used the fabulous Baked With Love Collection, again! You can also get this in download format should you want it right now. Lots more details on my blog.
    Claire C - I've been playing with the gorgeous Regal Peacock stamps to make my Christmas project, those feathers make fantastic Christmas trees with a few glittery baubles!

    Lou: Inspired by all the snowflakes created using the Regal Peacock stamp soup set, I had to have a go myself. I've teamed up my projects with Elegant Nest and Ribbon Gift die sets.More details on each card can be found on my blog.




    Lots of fabulous creations to inspire you as always!

    Our Winner and Top 3 of our Anything Goes Challenge Weeks 28/29 will be announced next Friday.

    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, 21 July 2017

    Week 29 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

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    Happy Friday everyone! ...
    It's Inspiration Week for our current 
    Anything Goes Challenge
    enter HERE
    Our winner of the challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Download Store.
    Closes: Noon, GMT, Friday 28 July to enter.
    You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.

    Our Winner and Top 3 of our last Anything Goes Challenge will be announced at the end of this post....

    Now onto the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team....

    Tina: I´ve made a door wreath for you. For that i have printed the beautiful Winnie Winterland Paper and cut a lot of stars out of it. The stars were folded in 3D and then glued to a cardboard ring.
    In the lower center I put then Mr. & Mrs. Claus, colored with Polychromos and applied some glitter. I like the whole Winnie Winterland Bundle very well. But the selection is really not easy.

    Bev here with a flip flop card. I use Winnie Winterland and Ribbon/ Gift dies to decorate.

    Angie J - I've made some gorgeous Name Place Tags for Dinner table using Winnie Winterland Collectiion. I've used 2 Digital Papers from the Winnie Winterland Papers Collections Paper Haven 7 and Paper Haven 3 for the Rosettes and Name Place matting. Also used the Design Sheet 13 for the Toppers.  

    Michelle - I have used Festive Christmas Collection I have used the pre coloured images and tag and just added some glitter and some Chrissy lights.
      
    Scatty Jan - For my card this week I have used the wonderful clear stamp set Christmas Poinsettia/Holly. I stamped the poinsettia twice so I could raise a few of the petals.

    Claire C  - I've altered an old clock to make a shaker Christmas Decoration. I coloured the image with Lyra Pencils, it's called Skating Around and you can find it as a digi here or you can get the whole Winnie in Winterland Collection here. I cut the image out, layered it over one of the beautiful backing papers with 3d foamm and added some hills made with torn paper and glitter. I popped in some 'snow' and replaced the glass of the clock with acetate. To decorate the outside of the clock I used white crackle paint and made lots of flowers with foamiran and Polkadoodles cutting dies. I used Flower 1, Flower 2 and Flower Flourish.


    Such fabulous creations!.....

    Now onto our Winner and Top 3 of  our Anything Goes Week 26/27 Challenge.....
    The Winner, chosen by Random Org, is.....
    Please email us HERE, withing 14 days, quoting the following code PD29001wk26,
    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
    #20 - Nick
    #40 - Engelchen
    #88 - Chris
    Here is the Top 3 Badge for your blogs...
    Congratulations to everyone.  We thank you all for taking part in our challenges.
    We love coming to visit and seeing all your wonderful creations.

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

    Friday, 14 July 2017

    Week 28 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

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    Happy Friday! We're starting a New Challenge this week....
    ANYTHING GOES
    Closes Noon, GMT, Friday 28th July. Prize:  $10 voucher to the Polkadoodles Digi Store.
    You do not need to use Polkadoodles Products to enter our challenges.
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    Join us on Create & Craft TV 
    Monday 17th July, 2pm & 7pm (UK BST)
    Join us for 2 hours of inspiration and fun with lots of our Polkadoodles products!  If you're outside the UK you can also watch online here...
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    we have launched LOTS of new products, including our brand new 
    STAMP OF THE MONTH (limited edition)
    and our latest Christmas Stamp releases
    - don't miss these, they are selling fast and we have limited stocks - once they're gone, they're gone!
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    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 :-)

    We would like to welcome another new member to the Polkadoodles Design Team.  Say hello to Norma, she has a wonderful blog and you must pop along and take a look.She has jumped straight in this week, so check out her creation below, along with the rest of the fabulous Design Team :-)

    Norma.- For my first project as a DT in Polkadoodles,  I decided to make a winter card that hides a gift card, I  used  MissPretty that was released  in June and some of the trees for the kit  Winnie Winterland  I colored it with my copic markers. I think that it can be super cute for a little girl.

    Ruth:  I've used one of the soon to be released Christmas stamps!  I've combined Frosty The Snowman with the Christmas Gifts stamp.  All coloured with Promarkers and added to an acetate card.  Such cute stamps and perfect for kids!

    Helen - Christmas will soon be here so I'm starting on the gift bags for those pressies and you can't beat this little Owl Gift Bag. It's a template from the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Collection, bet you didn't know that was there and soooo easy to make, just print , cut and stick!! You can find it right here.

    Karon - I have used the fabulous new Polkadoodles Stamp sets on my card today.  The Christmas Poinsettia/Holy set and the Christmas Santa Claus set.  I am not one for colouring, so I stamped the Poinsettia out several times on green then red papers (my papers are from the wonderful Festive Christmas collection), then I fussy cut the poinsettia and layered it up with some foam tape.  Then stamped the sentiment onto the blue paper - perfect.

    Carol - Today I have made a Christmas card with papers from the  Festive Christmas collection and topped it with Hollybobs Santa from the Work and Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs collection.  To make the cutting out easier, I combined Hollybobs Santa and the background paper he is on before I printed it. Then I used some nesting dies to cut each layer before assembling the card - so it was much easier than fussy cutting Hollybobs Santa, though I did fussy cut the flower.

    Lisa - I have made a card today using papers and embellishments from the Festive Christmas Download.

    Craftica - Today I used Winnie Winterland - Design Sheet 13  to create little messages to add to my daughter's classmates little presents for the last day in school, I'm working on everything ahead of time as she usually gets a lot of brilliant ideas the night before going on Holiday.

    Shylaa - I have fallen in love with Ula's Life. I have created a Christmas card with Ula life journal stamp. Adhered the pattern paper to the card base. Added the postage die cut panel above it with foam tape. Tied a twine around it. Decorated the diecut panel with 3d stickles and sequins.The Ula image is water coloured with staedtler colour pencils and did a fussy cut and adhered to the diecut panel.

    Lots of fabulous creations to inspire you.

    Our Winner and Top 3 of our Anything Goes Challenge Weeks 26/27
    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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