Polkadoodles Challenge 15

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Not much from me this week as I’ve been having a blitz on my loft (don’t we keep a lot of rubbish) and helping our son get ready for his move to London on Tuesday. I don’t want him to go but he has a job lined up. He’s lucky to have one because so many graduates are still looking.

I was having problems with my mojo - which had vanished and my ink – it was coming off the paper, which were giving me grief this week. Anyhow I persevered and came up with this card after rotating the original sketch.

Polkadoodles Challenge 15
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Materials Used – Square white cardblank, Papers and Elements from the Candy Doodles CD, Brown Whispers Brush Marker, Ribbon and Thread.

Our winners for the last challenge are -

1st Place – Peggy 

2nd place - Dolly

3rd place - Teri

This weeks challenge – Please use the sketch above, rotating if you wish. It can be a circle card but it doesn’t have to be. The closing date is Sunday 6th September at lunchtime and the winner will receive some lovely candy.

Polkadoodles Challenge 14

Friday, 21 August 2009

For those that are big Polkadoodles fans, checkout the new forum at http://doodleybits.myfreeforum.org. You can chat about your favourite techniques, post your creations, ask for help etc. Free to join so log on and join in.

Yummy strawberries for me this week plus the sketch.

Challenge 14
Challenge 14 Closeup 2 Challenge 14 Closeup 1

Materials Used – Square white cardblank, Papers and Elements from the Candy Doodles CD, Versamagic Red Magic and Aloe Vera chalk ink, Stickles  and Pink Whispers Brush marker pen.

Well done to the winners of the last challenge and….

Our Winner is Shelly

In 2nd place... Sue

In joint 3rd place...Rose and Allison

This weeks challenge -

Use the sketch above and use one element from any Polkadoodles CD.The deadline for entries is Sunday 30th August at noon. Have fun and join in.

Saskias Summer Candy

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Take a look at the lovely candy that Saskia is giving away. Papermania Sweet Nothings paper pack, Popcorn the Bear clear stamps and Buttons. To be in with a chance of winning, just add a link in your blog back to hers. Open until the 20th September.

summer candy

Cricut Forum UK Thread - Swirls

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The challenges are now every 2 weeks, which gives everyone more time to join in. Swirls was the challenge and you can use stamps, papers, dies-cuts etc, whatever you fancy. I chose papers from Basic Grey.
Swirls Closeup
Materials Used – Pink cardblank, Basic Grey Two Scoops papers, Versamagic Midnight Black and Pink Petunia chalk ink, Flowers (can’t remember who), Sentiment stamp, Button and Ribbon.

Carols Sketch Fun Challenge 12

Mr Postman arrived yesterday with my lovely prize from Carol. The papers, ribbons and flowers are gorgeous. So I’ve made a card for Carols next challenge with elements from her prize. I’ve used the ribbon and paper with a little touch of pink. The sheer circle was cut from an envelope that came in the post, it had such a lovely texture, I just had to use it.

 Carols Challenge Sketch 12
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Materials used – Square scallop cardblank, Paper(Papermania) and ribbon(Rico) from Carols prize, Midnight Black and Cloud White Versamagic chalk ink, Mini alphabet stamps, Mini tag punch, Pink Sakura pen, Vellum, Fibres, Button and Humbugs from Craftwork cards.

Polkadoodles Challenge 13

Friday, 14 August 2009

A card with at least 2 folds was our challenge for this week. I have loads of gatefold cards in my box, so thought it was time to use one. I set eyelets into the card front and laced with ribbon. This would be great for an anniversary card.

Polkadoodles Challenge 13
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Materials Used – Gatefold card, Papers and elements from the Sugar Birdies CD, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Black gel pen, Eyelets and Ribbon.

Well done to the winners of the last challenge and they are -

In 1st place - Dolly

And joint 2nd place - Dawn and Jill

This weeks challenge -

To make a card with at least 2 folds. The deadline for entries is Sunday 23rd August at noon. Have fun and join in. The winner will receive a Sugar Birdies CD.


I got these cute little owl stamps recently, so made this quick card with them just using scraps I had on my desk.

Owls Closeup

Materials Used – Cream cardblank, Cuttlebug plus Forest Branches embossing folder, Papermania Secret Garden clear stamps, Paper and Card scraps, Whispers Brush Markers, Versamagic brown chalk ink and Sentiment stamp.

Thank you Carol

Thursday, 13 August 2009

I was checking Carols blog for the next challenge, when I saw that I had been picked to win the goodies for Challenge 11 . Thank you Carol, I’m really looking forward to playing with them.

DSCF3343 CSF #11 prize pack

Get Funky with Funky Hand

The talented ladies at Funky Hand have started a new challenge blog called Get Funky. They have created a lovely sketch for us to follow and they want to see at least one of their papers on the card. If you don’t have any, no problem, you can download some freebies here. You have until the end of August to join in and they are offering a prize of a £20 Funky hand voucher to spend on their goodies.

Funky Hand Challenge 1
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Materials Used – Brown cardblank, Funky Hand freebie papers, Brown cardstock, Whispers brown brush marker, Papermania Secret Garden clear stamps, Alphabet Rub-ons, Mini tag punch, Fibre and Brads.

Polkadoodles Challenge 12

Behind with my blog again as me and my hubby nipped of to France for a long weekend. I managed to drag him round a craft shop near Bordeaux airport called Cultura. They had a small section featuring card making and scrapbooking goodies and a couple of bits fell into my basket.

Welcome to the new Polkadoodles design team members Claire, Kris and Boni. Well done to you all.

Here’s my card for this weeks challenge. The circular card was cut on my Cricut using the bauble from Joys of the Season. I cut off the bit you use to hang it on the tree. Nikky wanted a big flower on the card, so that’s exactly what I did. I enlarged the stitched daisy and printed off assorted sizes then layered them, then popped a button in the middle.

Polkadoodles Challenge 12
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Materials Used – White cardstock, Cricut plus Joys of the Season, Papers and elements from the new Candy Doodles CD, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Button and Ribbon.

The winners for last weeks challenge were, well done to you -

1st place – Jo

Joint 2nd place - Raindropecho and Cornish Mist

This weeks challenge -

Please use the sketch above and make a circular card. The deadline for entries is Sunday 16th August at noon. Have fun and join in.

Carol’s Sketch Fun Challenge 11

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Another great sketch from Carole and I decided to make a card for a boy or a man. I’ve had these bright and cheerful  papers sitting on my desk for a while so decided to use these.  I cut out a few extra toys to pop in the oval.

Carols Challenge 11
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Materials used – Blue cardblank, K&Co Designer Paper Pad – Hopscotch Boy, Jumbo Java Versamagic ink, Mini alphabet stamps, Ribbon and Stick-on faux brads.

Cricut Forum UK Thread - Embossing

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Here's my card for the Funky Hand papers challenge set by Envys on the UK thread of the Cricut Forum. The papers are free to download here. I thought my Cuttlebug had been neglected a bit lately, so had to use it. The flower comes from Accent Essentials and then I realised I needed another cut so I cut a square from George to put behind the Smile sentiment.
UK Challenge Funky Papers
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Materials Used – Pink cardblank, Pink and green cardstock, Funky Hand papers and sentiments, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots and Bloom Dots embossing folders, Scallop Trimmer and Crop-a-dile to make the border, Rub-ons, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Button and Fibre.