Polkadoodles Challenge 11

Friday, 31 July 2009

Nothing from me this week as I’ve been on my holidays, but my sweetie bag has be shown again at Polkadoodles as an idea for this weeks challenge.

Thank you to everyone who has sent their work in to become a Design Team Member. Entries have now closed and we have had some fantastic work submitted. The result will be announced on Monday night.

The winners for last weeks Tropical Birdie challenge were -

Cornish Mist


and  Katie

A special mention goes to Paper Creatives who was our newbie winner this week and you will also get some candy too.

This weeks challenge -

The design team were challenged to make a card/project which was also a gift and this will also be your challenge this week.

Check out the great ideas from the design team over at Polkadoodles for inspiration plus there’s loads of ideas on the internet and in magazines. Some things you could make are are handbag cards, cards that have envelopes with a gift or chocolate inside,  voucher cards etc etc. The winner next week will get a Sugar Birdies CD. The deadline for entries is  Sunday 9th August at noon. Have fun and join in.

Thank you Sue

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

I had a complete surprise this morning and received this fab award from Sue. I’ve not had my blog long so I was really chuffed to receive it. Check out Sues blog to see her fab work. Big smiles from me today :)

beautiful blog award

Polkadoodles Challenge 10

Just got back from a fab holiday in Crete. Weather was hot – 40 in the shade, villa was great with a lovely big pool for us to cool off in. England, wet and depressing this morning. Why can’t we have a nice summer!!!!

On a brighter note, Nikky has just released the new Candy Doodles CD on Create and Craft. The papers are just fantastic with loads of backing papers, digitals stamps and embellishments. We were asked to follow the sketch below and then use any papers we wanted. Love these characters Polly and Jack and thought they looked so romantic together.

Polkadoodles Challenge 10
Polkadoodles Challenge 10 Closeup (1)

Materials Used – White scallop cardblank, Papers and elements from the new Candy Doodles CD, Alphabet Stamps, Versamagic brown chalk ink, Whispers orange brush marker, Ribbon.

This weeks challenge -

Please use the sketch above below and use any papers and embellishments you wish. Closing date for entries is Sunday 2nd August. Join in and have fun.

Winners for last week will be posted here soon.

Orange Flowers

Sunday, 19 July 2009

A bit of embossing and stamping combined with orange and lemon. Ran some orange card through my Cuttlebug and rubbed lemon chalk ink over the top of the dots. Stamped the flowers onto patterned paper, cut them out and layered them onto check paper. Wrapped some wool round the card and added some buttons for decoration. That’s it :)

Best Wishes Oranges Flowers
Best Wishes Orange Flowers Closeup

Materials used – White cardblank, Lemon and orange cardstock, Patterned papers, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots embossing folder, Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer Flowers clear stamps, Personal Impressions clear stamps for the sentiment, Black, Orange and Lemon chalk inks, Wool, Buttons.

Embossed Wedding Card

Friday, 17 July 2009

I made this card for a colleague at work. The bridesmaids dresses are lilac so she wanted me to add this colour into the card. The card is similar to one I’ve done before but the background embossing was influenced by SusieB at http://www.heartprints.net/gallery/ . Her tutorials are brilliant, check them out.

Steve and Debbie Wedding
 D & S Closeup 2

Materials used – White cardblank, White and lilac cardstock, Cricut plus Accent Essentials cartridge, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls embossing folders, Ribbon, Half Pearls, Beads and wire, Rub-ons and Love pendant.

Polkadoodles Challenge 9

Tropical Birdies was the theme for this week. I cut out and coloured some birds then decided to pop them on the branch and let them have a party!

Polkadoodles Challenge 9 (2)
Polkadoodles Challenge 9 Closeup

Materials Used – White cardblank, Polka Doodles Tropical Birdies, Assorted cardstock, Whispers Brush Markers, Blue chalk ink.

Well done everyone who entered and we have 5 winners this week who will each receive some goodies from Nikky :-

Brandy, Little Ted, Teri, Hope Jacare, and Jill

This weeks challenge -

You MUST use the Tropical Birds download here and the sketch below if you wish, but this is optional. Closing date for entries is Sunday 26th July at noon and the lucky winners will be announced the following Friday.

The Top 3 winners of next week's challenge will win.... A Sugar Birdies CD-Rom! AND if you are a first-time PD challenger and you get shortlisted into our top 6 we will also send you some lush candy. Join in and have fun.


Cricut Forum UK Thread - Red and Ribbon

Friday, 10 July 2009

On the UK thread of the Cricut Forum our challenge was to use red and ribbon but not make a romantic card. I stamped some red and black paper with white chalk ink. Stamped some flowers, cut them out and mounted them onto the card. Used buttons and ribbon to decorate.
Ribbon and Red
Ribbon and Red Closeup
Materials used – Red cardblank, Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer Flowers clear stamps , Papermania sentiments clear stamps, Versamagic Cloud White chalk ink, Button and Ribbon.

Polkadoodles Challenge 8

A Get Well card was set for this weeks challenge plus use something other than ribbon such as string or fibre. I chose to use raffia for the grass and had Polly laying down in it holding a ladybird. I do love this Polly, she is so cute.

Polkadoodles Challenge 8
Polkadoodles Challenge 8 Closeup

Materials Used – White scallop edge cardblank, Papers and elements from the new Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies range, Orange Brush Marker, Raffia and Chalk Ink.

Well done everyone and the Polkadoodles winners this week are :-

1st Place) Kris L

2nd Place) Teri

3rd Place) Hope Jacare and Rosy

This weeks challenge -

Make a Get Well card using a bug or insect of some kind and an alternative to ribbon, such as string or raffia. Please post by lunchtime Wednesday 15th July. Have fun.

Carols Sketch Fun No 9

Friday, 3 July 2009

Decided to use one of my stamped images for this sketch. I’m still practicing with my colouring, but was pleased with how she came out. Chose bright fun colours for this card. Join in and you have a chance to win some lovely stamps and flowers.

Carols Sketch 9
Carols Sketck 9 Closeup
Sketch 9

Materials used – Yellow cardblank, Assorted coloured card, DCWV The Glitter Sweet Stack papers, Personal Impressions Cute Characters clear stamps, Papermania sentiments clear stamps, Whispers Brush Markers, X Cut Star corner punch, Chalk inks and Black gel pen.

Polkadoodles Challenge 7

Again a challenge that I hadn’t done before, make something with a hidden element. We used the cherry papers from the Sugar Birdies CD and made an extra card which I matched to the background paper. Then made a photo anchor from acetate and attached it to the card using a red brad, putting it through a cherry to disguise it. Popped Polly in the middle to wish the sender a Happy Birthday.

Challenge 7
Challenge 7 inside
Challenge 7 Closeup

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

The Polkadoodles winners this week are:-

Joint 1st Place) Katesacraftybugger and Bohemian Gypsy

3rd Place) Lynda

This weeks challenge -

Make a card/project with any fruit on it, and have a hidden element somewhere on your project. Have fun.

New Home

A colleague at work asked for a new home card, so here it is. Love the little birds, so popped them on. Papers from K&Co Hopscotch Mat Pad, just love these pads, a perfect size for card making.

New Home with birds
New Home with birds closeup

Materials used – White cardblank, K&Co Designer Mat Pad – Hopscotch, Cricut plus Beyond Birthdays for the house and Wild Card for the birds, Cuttlebug plus square dies, Flower punch, Rub-ons, Alphabet stickers, Black gel pen, Button, Brads, Ribbon and Fibres.

Cricut Forum UK Thread - Pink and Black Embossing

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Embossing, either using a machine such as a Cuttlebug or Sizzix or to use a light box and stencils was our challenge on the Cricut forums UK thread. All the elements were made using scrap card and vellum plus my Cuttlebug, dies and embossing folders. I bit of ribbon was added to finish it off.
UK Challenge Embossing
UK Challenge Embossing Closeup
Materials used – Black cardblank, Cuttlebug plus Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Sizzlets Buttons #4 and Cuttlebug Scribble Flower die, Rub-ons, Button, Ribbon and Fibres.

Chirper Challenge No 18

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

I love the papers I used for this challenge, they are from the K&Company Designer Mat Pad called Roam. Our challenge was to use brown, brads and zigzags.

Chirper Challenge 18
Chirper Challenge 18 Closeup

Materials used – White cardblank, K&Company Designer Mat Pad - Roam, Cricut plus  Walk in my Garden cartridge for the flower, Clear stamps for the sentiment, Brads, Button and Ribbon.