Polkadoodles Challenge 28 – 3 Christmas Trees

Saturday, 28 November 2009

I've been making Christmas cards from non Christmas papers, so decided to do the same for this challenge. The background paper came from Candy Doodles, the papers for the trees and centre strip came from Sugar Birdies. I embossed stamped snowflakes and glittered the trees. Added a few gems and stamped the sentiment across the paper ribbon also from Sugar Birdies. All these fab CD’s and stamps are available at - http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/.

Watch out for Nikky on 3rd December at 2pm when she will be launching her new CD. I’m lucky enough to have seen the CD already and there’s some awesome stuff on there.

Challenge 27
Challenge 27 Closeup

Materials used – Square white cardblank, Papers and elements from Sugar Birdies and Candy Doodles CD’s, Polkadoodles Christmas stamps, Red glitter embossing powder, Versamagic black and red chalk ink, Green glitter and Gems.

Baubles and Hats

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

I’ve started to make my Christmas cards and here’s two I came up with. Used lots of scraps for these, some stamps and some ribbon I bought in the Tesco sale last year. The red background has some clear embossing on it, hope you can make it out in the photos. Just discovered clear embossing and like the finish it gives.

Baubles and Hats

Materials used – A6 cardblank, Card and paper scraps, Christmas stamps, Clear embossing pad, Clear embossing powder, Versamagic red chalk ink, Glitter, Mini pom poms, Ribbon, White gel pen.

Polkadoodles Challenge 27 – Not for Girls CD

Friday, 20 November 2009

Morning from a very wet West Sussex. This week we designed a card that is non-male using the Not For Girls CD plus the sketch. A blue theme again from me and I used the textured effect papers again, just love these. The flower paper came from the sports section and they are in fact bowling balls. The sentiment is also from the CD.

Don’t forget, if you fancy being on the Design Team, please email to sales@polkadoodles.co.uk with a link to your blog no later than the 27th November.

Challenge 27
Challenge 27 Closeup 

Materials used – Square scallop card blank, Papers and elements from the Not for Girls CD, Cricut plus George for the flowers, Hobbycraft border punch, Versamagic blue chalk ink, Black gel pen, Buttons and Ribbon.

Polkadoodles Design Team Call

Monday, 16 November 2009


If you’d like to join our fab design team, please send an email to sales@polkadoodles.co.uk with a link to your blog. Good luck everyone.


Polkadoodle Challenge 26 – Autumn Leaves

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Have we really done half a year already. A sketch challenge for this week and use the Not For Girls CD. Kris , one of our DT members, put me onto these textured effect papers which I’d completely missed from the CD. Some of the colours reminded me of autumn leaves, so cut some out with my Cricut and arranged them as per the shape on the sketch. Used the Polkadoodles everyday stamps for the mini leaves and sentiment.

Pop over and see all the other fab entries from the design team. Hope we are all giving you inspiration for those hard to make mens cards.

Challenge 26
Challenge 26 Closeup Sketch-26

Materials Used – White square cardblank, Not for Girls CD, Polkadoodles Everyday stamps, Cricut plus Stretch your Imagination,Versamagic chalk inks in white, brown, green and brick red, String and a Circle punch.

Just a note to say…..

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Just messing with stuff again, using up papers, paper piercing, a bit of stamping and a pretty flower to finish.

Just a note to say Pink Flower
Just a note to say Pink Flower closeup

Materials used – Pink cardblank, Pink cardstock, My Minds Eye – Wild Asparagus papers, Papermania Sentiment clear stamp, Papermania Secret Garden clear stamps , Versamagic green chalk ink, Fabric flowers, Ribbon and Brad.

Polkadoodles Challenge 25 - Christmas Cracker

Friday, 6 November 2009

Starting to get into the Christmas mood with Christmas decorations this week. Blue, white, silver and bling of course.  I cut out a large snowflake for the top and popped a silver snowflake brad in the centre, ribbon and silver twine with beads threaded on for the pinched in bits (I'm sure there's a proper name for these). Then added lots of glitter! …

Cracker closeup

Materials used – Papers and elements from Jingle Jangle CD, Ribbon, Silver cord, Silver glitter, Beads and Silver snowflake brad.

Birthday Wishes

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

I’ve been going through my bits and bobs and have been using up stuff I’ve had for ages. I bought these Papermania stickers in a sale ages ago, so it was time to put them to good use. They are quite thin so mounted them onto card and cut out leaving a small border. A little faux stitching and some piercing just for added effect.

Birthday Wishes
Birthday Wishes Closeup

Materials used – Kraft card for the cardblank, White cardstock, Papermania flower stickers, My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow papers, Sentiment stamps, Versamagic orange chalk ink, White gel pen Ribbon, Button and Thread.

Polkadoodles Challenge 24 - Scooter

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Mens cards are always hard to do, so I hope you can take inspiration from the DT this week. We used the fab Not For Girls CD plus 3 brads and some doodling. Scooters were my theme and lots of men in my family love their bikes.

Challenge 24
Challenge 24 Closeup 1

Materials used – White square cardblank, Papers and elements from the Not for Girls CD, Polkadoodles Everyday stamps, Black chalk ink, White gel pen and Brads.