Friday 30 December 2011

More news from Polkadoodles

I have more news for you today from the Polkadoodles team.

Diddydoodles Challenge Blog!!

This is a brand new monthly challenge blog just for kids! We all know how they love to play with our stash so here's their chance to show off their work. A fab idea from Nikky.

Starting on 30th December, we will be setting you a little creative challenge each month and we REALLY hope you will join in the fun with us!

So many people make cards and scrapbook pages and they're all adults! So at Polkadoodles we decided to make a blog just for you kids! So now each month you can join in the fun and show us what you make - it can be anything, it doesn't have to be a card, just so long as you've followed the challenge rules (although we might bend the rules now and then if you make something really cool, so still enter!) come on kids, get your paintbrushes, paper and pens at the ready and we'll see you on 30th December for our first challenge!! (we're all hoping that by then we'll have loads of new crafty stash to play with that Father Christmas has brought us!!)

If you go over to the Diddydoodles challenge blog page you can see all the details on how to join in.


Wednesday 28 December 2011

Exciting news for the New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just popped on to let you know about a new really exciting venture for Polkadoodles.

Pen & Paper Circle is the brand new Polkadoodles Club!

*No costly membership signup*

Choose which issues you wish to subscribe to on pre-order only....

See the kit design before you order!

Great value!

PRE-ORDER BY 18TH JAN 2012 (orders will ship 15th Feb 2012)

Receive a Special Club kit:
Following the huge success of our Christmas magazine in conjunction with Practical Publishing we were overwhelmed with requests to produce a regular project magazine. So, we decided to go one better and give you an exclusive project kit AND magazine instead!!
Each Club issue will include a special exclusive* set of Polymer stamps, a printed paper pack, special Club offers and discounts PLUS our special, EXCLUSIVE CREATIVE CHRONICLE Club magazine which gives you 12 full colour step by step tutorials and inspiration on how to use your kit, with special projects from Nikky and the amazingly talented Design Team. Each magazine issue will include special offers and news from Polkadoodles, together with a preview of the upcoming next issue.
We realise this is not the cheapest Club around but QUALITY is really important to us and rather than give you a crummy photocopied badly instructed project sheet with your stamps we decided to go the whole hog and get our brilliant Design Team to contribute with Nikky instead. We are certain this magazine will be a collectable and we are working on bringing you some added extra's such as an organiser binder etc to build your tutorial library. Each issue will include at least 12 step by step tutorials complete with full colour photographs and loads of hints and tips from the team which will prove invaluable.

This first issue includes 10 printed A4 papers and an A6 Polymer stamp set as per graphic attached (includes large girl stamp, sentiment stamp and 2 flowers) together with the first Creative Chronicle issue.

To pre order yours please visit the Polkadoodles shop here.


Thursday 22 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday

This week's challenge for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is a great sketch. Love sketches! So here it is

And here is my take on the sketch challenge using a gorgeous LOTV stamp.

Image and sentiment: Lilli of the valley - Never too old for cupcake
Card: Co-ordinations - sanded and inked
Papers: Dovecraft - Tea House
Bling: Stickles lace and diamond
Punched paper: Martha Stewart
Coloured with Copics

The prize for this week is 2 rubber stamps of your choice from the Kraftin' Kimmie range.

The DT have made some fab cards this week again you can see them all here over on the CCT blog.


Friday 16 December 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

This is our last Polkadoodle challenge for the year and the theme is

Through the window

I have used mostly Polkadoodle items from the shop.
Image, sentiment and papers:- Sundae of Seasons CD Winter
Window frame:- Kraft paper from the Magical Winter CD part 2
I coloured the images with Copics and added a touch of diamond sprinkles to the trees. The border was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch and the snowflakes are punched with a Karl punch. I added some little gems to the border and snowflakes for a bit of bling.

Because it's our last challenge for the year and it's Christmas, Nikky is offering up a £10 Polkadoodle voucher to one lucky random winner! So it's well worth going over to the Polkadoodle challenge blog and entering your through the window creation. Don't forget to take a look at the other DT's work, amazing as always!!


Thursday 15 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday

Thursday again and it's Cute Card Thursday time! This week's challenge is


Nice easy one this week and here is my card.

Image and sentiment: Lili of the valley- Boy oh boy sheet
Papers: We r memory keepers - Travel Light
Buttons, brad and ribbon from stash.

I made a little shrinkie embellishment with the same stamp and coloured it with Copics.

Now you know that the CCT DT make some gorgeous cards and today is no exception so go over and have a look and then hopefully you'll be inspired to join in with us.


Friday 9 December 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

Time for another Polkadoodle challenge and this week it is Colette's turn and she has chosen

A Quick Christmas Card

I made this card real quick! I used the Magical Winter part 2 CD. I printed out a topper, a sheet of patterned paper and a sentiment. I cut out four strips from the paper and glued them to a blank white card. I then layered the topper onto blue card added some stickles and stuck that to the card. I added the sentiment and two punched snowflakes. A quick and simple card for when you're in a hurry or have forgot someone!!

For even more inspiration go over to the Polkadoodles Challenge blog and take a look at what the other DT girls have done and then you can join in with us.

We have a fantastic prize this week too for the winner it's a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles shop.


Wednesday 7 December 2011

Cute Card Thursday

A real easy challenge for this week's Cute Card Thursday and it is

Anything Goes!

I've made a birthday card for my mum, getting a bit fed up of Xmas cards now.

Image: Lili of the Valley, Oh So girly stamp sheet
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley, for her sentiments
Papers: Tilda Winterbird pad

I have distressed all the paper edges with a sandpaper block to bring out the embossing.
The decorated edges and scalloped circles are done with spellbinder dies. Everything else from stash. The image has been coloured in with Copics.

As always the other DT girls have made some amazing cards. You can see them over on the Cute Card Thursday blog.

I'll be back again tomorrow with my Polkadoodle's DT card.


Thursday 1 December 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge

wow another card from me today! This one is for the Mojo Monday Challenge.Here's the sketch we were asked to follow.

Of course I did the square one. So here is my take on the sketch.

This is a very thrifty card as I've used papers and a stamp that were free.

Stamp and sentiment: Me to you. This is just one of ten that were free on the cover of the Docrafts Creativity magazine. Great value!
Papers: Nitwit - Heavenly collection. These came free with an issue of Simply cards and papercraft.

What a great bargain!

Teddy has been coloured in with copics and some clear star pen with a bit of diamond stickles.


Tuesday 29 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday & Lilli of the Valley

This week's challenge for Cute Card Thursday is


I've made a card for my son as he is 10 on Monday 5th December.

Image: Lilli of the valley - Big Present
Sentiment: Lilli of the valley - For Him Sentiments
Papers: Bo Bunny - a life of love
Coloured with Copics

Not sure who makes the die cut star border but I also used the waste stars as embellishments.

Please go over to the CCT blog and see the beautiful work the DT have done and then you can join in!

I'd also like to enter this card for this week's challenge over on the Lilli of the valley challenge blog. The theme is anything but a Christmas card.

Friday 25 November 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

It's Friday and blowing an absolute hooley here with torrential rain. Glad I'm cosy inside!
So today it's another Polkadoodles Challenge and the theme was set by Miria and it is

Italian Christmas

White, red and green should be the colours in your card.

So here is mine

I've used papers from the Polkadoodles Magical Winter 2 and Creative Christmas CDs. The sentiment is also from the Magical Winter 2 CD. The image is a digi image and comes from DigitalChu, it has been coloured with Copics.

The DT girls have made a lovely selection of cards, all very different and inspiring. Please come over and have a look and then maybe join in with us. I'd love to see your Italian Christmas cards.


Thursday 24 November 2011

Hello Little One

I've just made this card

Image and sentiment: LOTV Occasions A5 sheet
Papers: Fancy Pants - Baby mine
Embellies: from my stash
Coloured with Copics

I have made this card with two challenges in mind -
Sketch Saturday
LOTV "Anything goes"


Wednesday 23 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday

Thursday again and it's 31 !! yikes days till Christmas. Are you ready?

Today's card is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and we had a great sketch designed by DT girl, Fiona to follow.

So here's my card

Everything off the card is from the Polka Doodles Magical Winter CD Part 2. Well except the pearls and wooden heart. I used my label spellbinder die to cut around the image, which is coloured with copics and clear star pen. I've also used some diamond stickles to act as the snow. I coloured the wooden heart with lavender distress ink.

I'd love to see what you can do with the sketch so why not go over to the CCT challenge blog and see what the other DT girls have done and then take part?


Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff

Just a quick post from me today and I'm showing you a card using the Pretty Tuff CD from Polkadoodles.

Papers: Pretty Tuff CD
Images: Pretty Tuff CD
Sentiment: Pretty Tuff CD

Images are coloured with Copics.


Thursday 17 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday

Morning! Where do the weeks go?? Thursday again and it's another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Today the theme is

Green and Grey

I've made a centre step card for this one.

Image: Mo Manning - Mr Fix It
Papers: Basic Grey - Oxford
Sentiment: LOTV
Coloured with copics.


Monday 14 November 2011

Baby cards

Tonight I'm doing a craft fair in our village and wanted to cover all themes so today I made these two baby cards.

I've used the same papers and stamps for both and coloured them with Copics.
Stamp & Sentiment: Lilli of the valley - Occasions stamp sheet
Papers: Fancy Pants - Baby Mine

Wish me luck for the craft fair!

Sunday 13 November 2011

Sketch Saturday

This is this week's Sketch Saturday challenge sketch

And here's my card for the challenge

Stamp: Magnolia Fall Club
Sentiment: Magnolia Fall Club
Papers: Dovecraft - Christmas Fancy
Flowers: Nellie's punch


Friday 11 November 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

This week it's Danielle's turn to set the Polka Doodles challenge and she has chosen

Swirls and Pearls

Here's my card

Image & Sentiment: Polka Doodles free with Papercraft Essentials mag. ( But these can also be found on the Sundae of Seasons CD.)
Papers: Polka Doodles free with Making Cards mag.

There is a fantastic prize this week of Ultrafine Promarkers for Hair! So well worth joining in!

The DT girls have made some fantastic cards this week and you can see them all on the Polka Doodles challenge blog.


Thursday 10 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday

A great challenge this week for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and it is...

Red for Remembrance

Here's my red card

Image: Magnolia - Fall Club Stamp
Sentiment: LOTV circular christmas sentiments
Papers: Nit Wit
Border: Martha Stewart punch
Embellies: from my stash

The other DT girls have made some fab cards, go have a look here.

The prize this week is a $20 credit voucher from Simon Says Stamp.


Tuesday 8 November 2011

Polka Doodle colour workshop

Would you like to learn how to colour your images and master the blending techniques? Well Nikky from Polka Doodles is holding an all day class for you to attend in York.
Here are all the details

If you would like to know more then please go over to the Polka Doodle shop here.

Mojo Monday Challenge

Today my card is for the Mojo Monday Challenge. Here is the sketch

And here is the card, I've turned the sketch around.

Stamp: Magnolia Fall Club
Papers: First Edition - Festive Treats
Sentiment: LOTV - Christmas circular sentiments
Pin, ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Coloured with copics


Friday 4 November 2011

More Lili of the Valley

Here's my 2nd card for the day, this one is a Christmas card.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Christmas Snooze
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley - Christmas circular sentiments
Papers: Dovecraft - Let it snow
Snowflakes: Mariane D Designs
coloured with copics and clear star pen for a bit of bling.


Polkadoodles Challenge

Today's card is my Polkadoodle Challenge card. It was Fliss's turn to set the challenge and it is a "shaped card".
I bought these lovely card blanks at the SECC last Saturday so decided to use one.

Digi images, papers and sentiment are all from the lovely new CD Pretty Tuff which is being showcased at the NEC now.
You can preorder your copy from the Polkadoodles website and it will be sent out on the 7th November.
I've used a spellbinder die to cut out the papers to match the shape of the card. The images have been coloured with Copics.

It's a great challenge and the other DT girls have made some gorgeous cards. Why not pop over and have a look and join in.


Thursday 3 November 2011

Lili of the valley 2nd card!

I am on a roll today! Here's my 2nd LOTV card for today and as it's glittery I will again put it in for the LOTV challenge. It's using the lovely Christmas Dance stamp.

Stamp: LOTV - Christmas Dance
Sentiment: LOTV - Christmas Circular Sentiments
Papers: Dovecraft - Let it snow
Scallop circles: Spellbinder dies
Coloured with copics. Pearls, gems etc from my stash. Lots of stickles and clear star pen used too.

The pattern going across the bottom on the paper is made using one of my new Martha Stewart all over the page punches. Great idea these punches and makes a lovely effect.