Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Welcome back - this week the team are taking a well deserved break until the New Year so we will be back on 5th January to kickstart all our crafty inspiration in 2016.

The whole Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year filled with love, health and happiness through the festive season and 2016, and we'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge heartfelt thankyou to all of you for supporting the challenge every week, we really appreciate your support and love seeing your amazing creativeness every week.

Make sure you check the main Polkadoodles blog over the festive period as we have lots of goodies coming up and special promotions for you...

See you on 8th January! 

Friday, 18 December 2015

Week 51 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

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Hello everyone.  Well, here we are another Friday and guess what
Christmas is just a week away ahhhhhhh!

Are you all ready and prepared - have you finished all your crafty bits?
It's the start of the final Challenge of the year and this one goes on for 4 weeks!

The theme for this final challenge is everyone's favourite
You will have until Friday 15th January 2016 to enter, Nikky is giving the Design Team a little break.
As a special for Christmas we will choose TWO WINNERS for this challenge who will both receive a $20 voucher for downloads in the Polkadoodles Store! 
We will be back on Friday 8th January with an inspiration post and the winners
of our Traditional Christmas Challenge.

Take the time to take a peek in the Polkadoodles store
Maybe there's some last minute downloads you could give
as Christmas Presents - watch out because over Christmas and New Year there *wink wink* could be some amazing deals up for grabs in the store!....So Keep up to date too with all the offers and goodies at Polkadoodles by signing up for the newsletter.

Now let's see what the Design Team have for you for the last time this year :-) - we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your amazing support, entering your beautiful creations and all your lovely encouragement and comments during 2015 - we're all looking forward to a brand new start in January and will be taking a little break over the festive period to recharge our crafty mojo's!...

Scatty Jan - Showing you today a card I have made for my lovely Mother In Laws Birthday . I have used lots of different collections but look how good they all work together. Using Kraft card I cut the dresser on my portrait. I then covered it using the Distress wood papers dabbing a little distress ink here and there. I Framed a photo of my MIL using the frame from Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun. The bag and little hat were borrowed from the Winston collection. And the flowers and butterfly from Rose Budd collection. Added some lace , pearls and buttons to finish , oh and some little drawer handles , More photos on my blog xx

Mia - This card I made using the fabulous Florabunda Colouring Book Pages. I just love these pages and had to but both this one and the Inspiring Foliage download. They are amazing to colour please check out the rest of the details on this card over at my blog xx

Ria - Ohh my last Polkadoodles card for 2015 ;) makes me wonder what 2016 will bring us hahaha so I decided to use my favourite Twiggy stamp Twiggy hats off combined with the fence and the birdhouse from the Twiggy and Toots collection. I coloured it with watercolouring pencils and Peerless watercolours. White dots with molotow marker. I didn't use any designer papers just an 8x8 Embossing folder and Die from Tattered Lace. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

Karon - For my creation this week I have made a Gift box Easel card.  All the papers, embellishments are from the wonderful Studio 12 Picknix 3 - Nordic Winter collection.  Even the Merry Christmas is from this collection as a cut file for your cutting machines.  You will have to stop by my blog to find out what the box contains LOL!

Jenny - I love these anything goes challenges and it's ever so easy with all the luverly stuff Nikky brings us. This time I've used Serenity Earthstar, because I've been busy making Christmas cards I have used a pre-coloured image but she is a dream to colour in yourself too.  you can buy her on her own or for pure indulgence buy the full collection. more details on my blog on how I made this.

Melanie - I am using this adorable Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Collection this week. I had such a fun time coloring her using my Copic markers. Visit my blog to see all the details. 

Aunty Sue - Wow well the mad rush is on for the big day and if you are like me still trying to get some last minute cards done. Also gosh the price of posting. Well to solve both what better way than to use Work & Play Festive Hollybobs. I have used all pre coloured embellishments and 3 papers and layered them all up in Word. This solves the extra weight and thickness as you print as 1 sheet. I just added a couple of think gems some fluffy stuff, glitter and twine and hey presto. 1 quick and cost effective card which I can print time and time again. You can get Festive Hollybobs as a download here if you fancy doing some quick projects. On top of this these are just the embellishments wait till you see the Characters.

JackieThis week I have played with the Serenity Collection for the Anything Goes challenge. My card features paper, sentiments and a digi from this range. The digi image is called Serenity Joyful. Details for this card are on my blog. I love that the image is available in colour if you are after a quick make, too!

Jessie - I love the holidays and making traditional Cards. I also adore how Nikky adds little gems of images in with her collections (you really do get so much stuff when you buy the full collections) I used the Work and Play 5 Hollybobs collection for this card, and it is an example of one of those great images you can find Rudy in this collection as well as all the patterned paper I used.

So, now it is over to you. ....The theme, everyones favourite

Please remember we only have a few rules, they are over there in the side bar ----->
Only two entries per person.

Nikky and all of the Design Team wish you all
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!

See you all in 2016!!!

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Friday, 11 December 2015

Week 50 - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Traditional Christmas

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Hello everyone.  Happy Friday!  Wow, not long now
until Christmas is here.  Hope you are all busy crafting!

The winner of our White plus one other Challenge, will be announced at the end of this post.

This week is inspiration week here at Polkadoodles for our 
Traditional Christmas Challenge

Don't forget you do not have to use Polkadoodles products to enter our challenges.
We only have a few rules and they are over there in the side bar ----> Please, only 2 entries per person - thank you.
Before we see the Design Team inspiration, don't forget to take a look in the Polkadoodles store...

New colouring pages (#3) are up for the Monthly Club
Keep up to date by signing up for the Polkadoodles Newsletter,
then you won't miss out on anything new, including any special offers!

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

Scatty Jan - I have used the wonderful Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun, I have made a set of 7 cards all slightly different in one way or another. I have used all pre-coloured bits and pieces adding some glitter and glossy accents here and there. I also used a tiny piece of tinsel on each one so they really are dressing the tree.  I'm so pleased how these have turned out . They will be sent out in boxes for the Family. Lots more photo's on my blog.

Jenny - I have used one of the pages from the first edition of the Colour Therapy Club, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it and make some of my Christmas cards with it.  I coloured with my Lyra pencils and sprayed with a fine mist of glitter spray, the sentiment is from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection there are more details on my blog.

Jackie - It has been a super busy week for me this week. Thankfully there are so many wonderful pre coloured images, elements and gift boxes on the Work and Play 5 Collection- Festive Hollybobs. You can buy the cd here or get the instant dowload in time for Christmas. I have used the pyramid box from it as the base of my chocolate box and have added a diecut, glitter and ink. Details are on my blog for this quick, little project.

Karon - I have used the wonderful Studio 12 Picknix 2 - Gingerbread Twist for my card today.  Made a little window to look out onto the fabulous winter scene.  Added some depth by raising the window onto foam tape and inked all the edges of all the layers.

Ria -  I have used the cute Twiggy and Toots Festive fun Collection for my card. This image is Christmas wishes. I used watercolours and stickles to colour it. White dots are molotow marker.

Mia - I have used the lovely papers from the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Digital Collection for my card. Check out my blog for more details.

Aunty Sue - Now for my card I have used a fab CD/download from The Work & Play collection called Festive Hollybobs and you can find it in the store HERE. I have gone with lots of Pre Coloured Embellishments and layered them up to create this scene. Love that they are PNG so are so easy to use in Word as I did. I printed 3 of the Reindeer and layered for a 3D effect. The backing Paper is from Octavia Frosted Winter. Lots of glitter gems fluffy stuff and paint added to finish my card. Also on my blog is a picture of another Tradition called Reindeer Food using the same image.

Our winner (chosen by random org) for our White and One other Colour Challenge is...
#4 - Mags
Well done! You have won a $10 gift certificate to the Polkadoodles Download store.
Please contact us HERE and quote PD50001Wk47

Our Top 3 4 this week are
#3 - Wendy
#5 - Marie
#7 - Pamellia

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.

So now, over to you....
The current challenge is
You can 

Friday, 4 December 2015

Week 49- Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Traditional Christmas

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

Traditonal Christmas
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 18th December 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:  I've made a gift card wallet and used papers printed from Picknix 3:  Nordic Winter and added a bow made from contrasting papers.  No template used for the wallet - I just made it up as I went along!  The chunky button I found in my stash (attached with a fair amount of glossy accents) and the bow slides off so you can open the wallet.
Naz - The image I have used here on this project is called "OWL IN A PEAR TREE" and it is part of the "TWIGGY & TOOTS FESTIVE FUN" collection.
I used Lyra pencils and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to colour the image and then added some
Glitter Snow.
The sentiments are also from the Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection.
Caz.- I have gone along with the Reds and Greens for my easel christmas card...And ive used the cute Happy Christmas Digi available as a single digi here...Also the Digi, Papers, sentiment. And  the Candy cane and holly leaves cutting file...Can be found in this fab collection..Available as a DOWNLOAD. Or if you prefer on a CD.
Julie -- I've spent the week decorating the nursing home where I work.  I've seen all the tinsel, baubles, and glitter I need to see for quite some time now, so you won't see too much of it on this project.  I used the Picknix 3 -- Nordic Winter Collection on this card.  It is available in digital download for instant gratification (yes!) or in CD.

Bev here with a little hybrid crafting. I too used Picknix 3, Nordic Winter to make my traditional Christmas card. Its fabulous for all your Christmas crafty projects and you can download it instantly here too so ideal for those of you (like me) who have left everything until the last minute.
Anjie  I've used papers and embellishments from the amazing Picknix 2 Gingerbread Twist collection I've printed this onto 300gsm cream card and then used my scanNcut to cut all the embellishments out. The base card is an 8x8 cream card. I've decoupaged the Santa image to make it stand out even more. Please visit my blog for more info and more photos.

Claire C We're spoiled for choice this week as there are so many gorgeous Christmassy goodies in the Polkadoodles store!! I've used lots of goodies from the  Picknix 2 Gingerbread Twist collection. to create this card. All the precoloured images and embellies are so handy for this busy time of year.

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 winner of our *White and one other colour challenge*
Have a great week!
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