Polkadoodles on Create and Craft

Friday, 26 June 2009

The Sugar Birdies CD will be launched on Ideal World/Create and Craft Show on Wednesday 1st July at 12 noon. If you would love to see Nikky at work, see all the gorgeous papers and embellishments on the CD demonstrated plus fab samples by the design team , please take a peek.


Cricut Forum UK Thread - Tattered Flower

I am now challenge mistress on the UK thread of the Cricut forum and I set a challenge every Sunday. For our first challenge I created my first ever sketch. You can turn it, but the sketch has to be obvious. I’ve seen these tattered flowers on a few blogs, so decided to give one a go. The camera makes the paper look bluish but it’s actually purple.
UK Challenge
UK Challenge Closeup
Materials used – White scallop cardblank, Purple and yellow papers, Cricut plus Wild Card cartridge for the flourish, Clear stamps for the sentiment, Purple pen, Chalk inks, Buttons, Ribbon and fibres.

Polkadoodles Challenge 6

My worst nightmare came true this week when I had to do………some colouring. Easy for some but not for me. Many Pollys went in the bin, before I coloured one that I was happy with. This week we made a landscape card and used paper ribbon not fabric.

Polkadoodles Challenge 5
Polkadoodles Challenge 5 Closeup 1 
Polkadoodles Challenge 5 Closeup

Materials Used – Pink cardblank, Papers and elements from the new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies range, Whispers Brush Markers, White gel pen.

Great entries again this week and the winners are:-

Joint 1st Place) Kris L and Kazzy

3rd Place) ScrappyMax

This weeks challenge -

You can either use the sketch or do your own layout, but you MUST use a landscape card. The rules are that you have to colour an image yourself - this can either be a stamped image or a topper, any image, and you can use whatever you like to colour but you cannot use fabric ribbons, you must use a paper ribbon. Have fun.


Carols Sketch Fun No 8

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Another great sketch on Carols blog and again we could do what we wanted as long as we stayed true to the sketch. Love the K&Co Mat Pads, so had to use those.

Carols Sketch 8
Carols Challenge 8 Closeup
Sketch 8

Materials used – Pink cardblank, K & Co Classic K Bailey Mat Pad, Cricut plus Wild Card cartridge for the flourish, Flower Clear Stamp (came free with magazine, Personal Impressions Cute Characters Clear Stamps for the sentiment, Fiskars 4 in 1 punch, Chalk inks, Brads and Ribbon.

Chirper Challenge 17

Saturday, 20 June 2009

With Fathers Day coming up I wanted to make a card for my lovely hubby, so mixed that with the challenge. Sketch below, no patterned paper, a black background and black or white doodling was the theme.

Fathers Day 2009
Fathers Day 2009 Closeup
Chirper Challenge 17

Materials used – Black cardblank, Assorted cardstock, Cricut plus Opposites Attract cartridge, Black and white gel pens, Chalk ink, Mini alphabet stamps, Photo, Fibres, Buttons.

PolkaDoodles Challenge 5

Friday, 19 June 2009

Well where did that week go, another challenge done and dusted. We had to use pink and orange this week plus 2 buttons, but I got carried away and used 4, but I wasn’t the only one. I went for a little bag, which is something I don’t normally do, but it was fun. I wanted to put a chocolate bar inside, but I didn’t have any boo hoo, so a lolly and a chewy bar went in instead.

 Polkadoodles Challenge 4 [800x600]Chirper Challenge 4 Inside [800x600]

Undo the ribbon and pull the front down to reveal a treat, chocolate in preference. :)

Polkadoodles Challenge 4 Closeup 5 [800x600]

Materials Used – Orange cardstock, Papers and elements from the new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies range, Chalk ink, Black gel pen, Buttons,  Assorted threads and ribbons, Sweets for the pocket.

We didn’t have as many entries this week but what we did have was fantastic. This week the winners are:-

Joint 1st Place) Rosy and Hope Jacare

2nd Place) ScrappyMax


For this weeks challenge please use the sketch above. You can do what you like with this sketch but you need to use at least 3 flowers (any size), and the sentiment needs to be across the bottom where the text is. Next week's winner will get a special prize in celebration of our 5th week birthday and everyone who joins in will get a nice freebie too.

Please join in, as we love to see everyone's take on the challenge, then leave a comment with the link to your card at Polkadoodles by lunchtime Wednesday 24th June.

Polkadoodles Challenge 4

Friday, 12 June 2009

I had a bit of a nightmare with this one, I put my paper on upside down, had problems with the birds tails, but I got there is the end. Nikky asked us to use the gorgeous ladybirds but I had already made my card and sadly I didn’t have time to make another this week. I turned the sketch upside and just snipped a bit off the bottom so the card would stand up. I used flowers, birds and a scallop for my 3 elements.

Polkadoodle Challenge 4 [640x480]
Polkadoodle Challenge 4 Close-up [640x480]
Challenge 4

Materials Used – White card for the cardblank, Papers and elements from the new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies range, Chalk ink, Black gel pens, Wire, Beads, Mini buttons, Brad, Assorted threads and ribbons.

It was so hard to pick a winner this week as there were so many gorgeous entries, but a decision was made and this week the winners are:-

1st Place) Kates a Crafty Bugger

Joint 2nd Place) Kris L and Rosy

For this weeks challenge please use the sketch above and you MUST use a stamped (or digi stamp) image & you MUST use this FREEBIE HERE....

(please also refer to the general rules for challenges, some of you are missing out by not following the rules!)

Please join in, then leave a comment with the link to your card at Polkadoodles by lunchtime Wednesday 17th June.

Carols Sketch Fun

Friday, 5 June 2009

Carol at Funky Hand has started her own challenge blog called Carols Sketch Fun. There will be sketch challenges posted every 2 weeks. We can turn the sketch if we wish, but the layout has to be obvious. There is also yummy blog candy to be won.

I turned the sketch and then dithered for a while trying to decide what to put in the panel. I decided on the flower to fit in with the background paper.

Carols Sketch 1
Carols Sketch 1 Close up
Carols Sketch 1

Materials Used – Black cardblank, Story of Us papers, Cricut plus George and Basic Shapes for the flowers, Black card, Black chalk ink, Black metal dots, Rub-ons, Button and Lace and blue ribbon.

Polkadoodles Challenge 3

I’d already done my card when Nikky pounced on us with another fantastic bunch of papers and embellishments and then asked us to use cute Polly Polkadoodle. So I decided to make another card as she is so adorable, but I did cheat on the layout and didn’t quite follow the sketch properly, but hey!

Polkadoodle Challenge 3 No 2 [640x480]
Polkadoodle Challenge 3 Close -up No 2 [640x480]

Materials Used – White cardblank, Papers and elements from the new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies range, Blue, green and black chalk ink, Black gel pen, Assorted threads and ribbons.

Polkadoodle Challenge 3
Polkadoodle Challenge 3 Close-up [640x480]
Challenge 3

Materials Used – White cardblank, Papers and elements from the new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies range, Pink and black chalk ink, White and black gel pens, Beads, Mini tag punch, Alphabet stamps, Swarovski half pearls, Assorted threads and ribbons.

Thanks to everyone who joined in this weeks challenge and what fantastic cards were submitted, but this week the winners are:-

Joint 1st) Ava and Sonia

3rd) Hope Jacare

So our challenge for this week is, to use the sketch above, you must use 3 different papers and at least 1 flower. Please also checkout the rules for entry on the blog.

Please join in, then leave a comment with the link to your card at Polkadoodles by lunchtime Wednesday 10th June.

Polkadoodle Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is Jules . Well done to you and enjoy your goodies. Keep looking as there will be another opportunity to win more goodies soon.

Chirper Challenge No 16

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Wheels, wheels, wheels plus some green and red, was the theme for this challenge, set by Jackies sons. I decided on a bus with some faces at the window……my drawing leaves a lot to be desired :)

Bus 1
Bus 2

Materials Used – White cardblank, Assorted patterned papers, Cricut plus Stretch your Imagination for the bus, Star punch, Black chalk ink, Watercolour pencils, Alphabet stamps, Threads, Buttons and Rik Rak ribbon.