Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Wk 22- Think Summer - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday

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Happy Choosday everyone

It’s Digi Choosday and you know what that means, yes it’s DISCOUNT DAY!!!!
Your discount code for this week is:
CHOOSDAY33
which will save you 33% off individual downloads (not collections)
when you spend over  £ 2.25 24hours only
*EXPIRES MIDNIGHT GMT 31/05/2016
Just enter the code in the shop HERE 

So, we hope you enjoyed the 7th birthday fun the Design Team had over on our Facebook pages for Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles.  The team had a lot of fun colouring up the mashed up images and sharing them with you all.  If you missed the fun we had then head on over to our Facebook pages HERE and HERE right now to see what we got up to and also if you check the website right HERE you may see some of the mashed up digis on sale now.

Before we get onto this week’s challenge please give a big Polkadoodles welcome to our two new Design Team members…  Helen and Julie.  We can’t wait to see what lovely creations they have in store to share with you all  

Now onto the new challenge:
Summer
The weather is getting warmer (here in the UK) and summer could possibly be here at last, so with that in mind we would like to see you make lovely card or a scrapbook layout, a gift or even a piece of home d├ęcor that depicts summer to you whether it be flowers, beaches, sunshine, the sea.  You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. 
CLOSING DATE IS 14th June 2016 winners will be announced on 21st June 2016
PRIZES: The random winner (chosen by Random.org) will receive £5 worth of downloads of your choice from the digi store!

The winner and top 3 for week 19 can be found at the bottom of this post.

So let’s see what the design team have made for us….


Helen - Can't wait for the summer is it here yet!! Well Seashore Shannon thinks it has you can find her here in the store , she's part of the Pretty Sweet collection. I just love her hair, looking a bit seasidey windswept I think!! Mine looks like that without the weather to help !!

Julie - I am so excited to join the Team here at Digi Choosday and for my first post, 'beeing' as I am so happy I am sharing some happy Bees from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.  What is more Summery than cute Buzzy Bees?

Jane – Hello! Clearly I was thinking along the same lines as Julie with my make this week. J  I have used lots of the pre-coloured elements from the wonderful WINNIE FRUIT PUNCH COLLECTION to make a pop-up box card! I just adore the gorgeous chubby bees and they just scream summer to me…well buzz summer anyway! J Have a lovely crafty day! xxx

Gail - Roll on the sunshine!! For the 'Think Summer' I choose a beach hut digi stamp from the Sundae of Seasons CD collection, to create an page in one of my art journals. Apologies if you are now singing along :)



Monica.-Summer is all about sun, beach, ocean, waves, breeze and this what my makes shows. I used precoloured image, papers and sentiment from Work & Play 4 Collection.


Audrey used the image Eden  Birdcage which can also be found in the Eden Big Kahuna Bundle Download Collection.  Image is colored with Copics.  Sentiment and badge are from Lavender Tea Download Collection.  Papers are from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Full Download Collection and flowers are from Winnie Fruit Punch Full Download Collection.  Additional details can be found on my blog.


Anjie - For my make this week I have used one of the colouring pages from the Colour Therapy 2, Inspiring Foliage downloadable colouring book. I've used Sakura Glaze pens to colour it in and it is so shiny, the photo doesn't do it justice at all, it's really hard to capture the glaze. 

Tanya  - For this week's challenge, having just come back from a wonderful holiday I thought I would make a start on my scrapbook album for the second leg of our holiday which was a  week's stay in Sa Coma, Majorca and this is the first page I've created using the sky paper, boat and compass from the Little Kingdom Collection together with the wood and the bunting from the lovely sweet Winston Collection and combined it with three photos from our holiday.  Hope you like it.



Great makes from the DT I’m sure you will agree. We have some great ideas for you this week!   Add your entry using the linky tool below.

Winner Week 19 Anything Goes
The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:

Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW019001 to claim your prize of £5 worth of downloads from the digi store!   
Grab your Badge from the top of the page to display on your blog.

Top 3 Design Team Favourites:

So, here is our
TOP TWO FAVOURITE FEATHER  CHOICES
These are our Top Two fave entries that used a Polkadoodles image

Well done Feathery friends! You have all been added to the Feathery league board - so now you can put a Feather in Your Cap and use our Feather badge on your blogs! 
Each week the league board will be updated so we can all keep track and at the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize! 

Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Wk21 Birthday Celebrations - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday

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Happy Choosday everyone!
Your discount code for this week is:
BIRTHDAY               
which will save you 35% off
selected INDIVIDUAL (NOT COLLECTIONS) digi stamp downloads when you spend over £2.25 for today only *EXPIRES MIDNIGHT 24/5/2016 gmt               
Just enter the code in the shop HERE

So, our week 20 and 21 challenge starts its second week today and you still have time to enter the challenge HERE which runs until the 31st May,
CLOSING DATE IS 31st May 2016 winners announced 7th June 2016

As Polkadoodles is celebrating our 7th birthday then during May we will have lots of uber great discount codes and offers lined up for you so make sure you sign up for the newsletter on the website and join our Facebook group to make sure you don’t miss any of the fantastic offers!

Here’s some more inspiration for you from the lovely Monica and you can read more about her make right HERE
She has used a mixture of fab elements from The Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses collection (wedding cake), pre-coloured balloons, butterflies, tag and sentiment from the Cherry Blossom Lane Collection and the birthday candles from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection.  What an awesome make.

Winner Week 18 Kraft / Die Cut Crafting Challenge
The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW018001 to claim your prize of £5 worth of downloads from the digi store!   Grab your Badge from the top of the page to display on your blog.
Top 3 Design Team Favourites:
#13 Astrid
#24 Elena F

There are no Feather in the Cap awards this week (this is where entries include a Polkadoodles image in their entry) 

We will be back next week with another fabulous new challenge for you!!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Week 20/21 - Birthday Celebrations- Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday

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Your discount code for this week is:
 BIRTHDAY7
which will save you  15% on all Downloads including collections
*EXPIRES MIDNIGHT GMT 17/5/2016
Just enter the code in the shop HERE

We are celebrating our 7th Birthday here at Polkadoodles during May and we have lots of uber great discount codes and offers lined up for you so make sure you sign up for the newsletter on the website and join our Facebook group to make sure you don't miss any of the fantastic offers! 

Our Challenge this time is lasting for two weeks - this is due to Polkadoodles reaching a big milestone of 7 years so we have lots of Birthday celebrations going on - Make sure you check out our Facebook Group


Today's challenge is of course....
Birthday Celebrations

  You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. 

CLOSING DATE 31st May 2016
PRIZES: Random winner (chosen by Random.org) will receive £5 worth of downloads of your choice from the digi store! The winner and top 3 for week 17 can be found at the bottom of this post.


So let’s see what the design team have made for us...

Jane – Hello! Now who doesn’t love a party? Ok so the gorgeous ODDELLA BOW doesn’t look as if she is having the BEST time at her's but she has a pressie, cake, balloons, and some lovely papers, all from the WINSTON DELUXE FULL COLLECTION, so she’s good!! J Have a lovely crafty day! xxx



Gail Well it's time to celebrate and I've choosen the beautiful Lemonade Fizz collection for my challenge make, it's available on CD-ROM or as an instant download or for the best possible value for money you can purchase the digital collection with the matching stamp set

Anjie I have used the bird house digi from the fab Winnie Fruit Punch download collection.
I printed it out a few times to decoupage bits of it. I coloured it with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. There paints are working so well with all our Polkadoodles products, and are great for new colourers to use and it doesn't matter if it's not perfect.

Helen - I've used something a little bit different and that also taught me a few new techniques with my pencils as part of Nikky's sponsorship for the Kit and Clowder Create and Learn classes. These little cuties are Mammoth Friends now available for you all to play with http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/kit-clowder-class-image-mammoth-friends-dinosaur-digital-stamp-craft-download/

Audrey - This week I made a banner, a great way to celebrate any achievement (in my opinion at least:))  I chose this sweet image called One For You and it comes with the frame around it as part of the Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle Download.  The sentiment I created features 2 of the sentiments found in the Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle Download that I combined in GIMP and cut with my Cameo.  These beautiful papers can be found in Work and Play Volume 12 Big Kahuna Download.  To find out how I colored my image and did the background, please come visit my blog.  Hugs!!


Monica.-For this birthday celebrations, I made a shell shaped card to create an scene for the beautiful mermaid digi taken from Bonbon Belles Collection. The colorful papers I used, as well as the sentiment, are from Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection.


Such lovely inspiration from the team this week! 
Here are last time's winners....
Winners from Week 17  - Things With Wings

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:  42 - Gale 
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW017001 to claim your prize of £5 worth of downloads from the digi store!   Grab your Badge from the top of the page to display on your blog.
Top 3 Design Team Favourites:
7 - Elena
30 - Nela 
34 - Lena

Well done ladies, we all loved your makes! Don't forget your Top 3 badge!

FEATHER IN A CAP WINNERS:  This are our fave entries that used a Polkadoodles image   
29 - Margaret
49 - Carole J
52 - Jessica
Well done ! You have been added to the Feathery league board - so now you can put a Feather in Your Cap and use our Feather badge on your blogs! 
Each week the league board will be updated so we can all keep track and at the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize! 
Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week.
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Week 19 - Anything But Square - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday



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Happy Choosday! It's...


Your discount code for this week is:

CHOOSDAY33

which will save you a HUGE 33% off selected Individual digi stamp downloads (not collections)

when you spend over £2.25 for today only 
*EXPIRES MIDNIGHT GMT 10/5/2016

Just enter the code in the shop HERE
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Today's challenge is....

Anything but Square
  You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. 
CLOSING DATE 24th May 2016
PRIZES: Random winner (chosen by Random.org) will receive £5 worth of downloads of your choice from the digi store!
The winner and top 3 for week 16 can be found at the bottom of this post.

So let’s see what the design team have made for us...

Tanya -  Oh, I've gone and thought totally out of the box for this week's anything but square challenge and made a couple of gifts for my mum and dad.  I bought some cotton bags and some iron on transfer paper and using my computer graphic package I created a bag for my dad saying 'Dad's Colouring Book Bag' using the letters from the Sticks & Bones collection available HERE on download  and a shopping bag for my mum using the Lily Bug Love collection where I made a little scene up with the 'Smile' word art and some mushrooms.  Hope you like them.  More pictures on my blog...

Jane – Hello! I have used pre-coloured elements from the gorgeous new release LITTLE KINGDOM for my heart wall hanger today. This was one of the projects I made for Nikky’s Create and Craft show the other week which I hope you were able to tune in for.  There were some fabulous demos and wonderful samples from the DT.  You will love this collection it really is incredible and yet ANOTHER must-have. Have a lovely crafty day! xxx



Monica,-My make for this week is a rocker card with two upload wreaths, one is made of leaves and the other one is made of flowers. Everthing in this make is from Winnie Sugar Fruit Punch: wreaths, papers, butterflies, sentiment and precoloured digi (you can find it also in b/w).


AnjieI've used the new Little Kingdom CD. I've glued a background paper onto the heart, distressed it a little bit and added a stitch line around the edges. I've then printed the home word art and mounted it on 3D foam. Then I sat and cut lots and lots of flowers out, layered them up with some leaves and glued around the edge. Finally I cut some butterflies out, shaped them and glued them in place. More info and pics on my blog.

Audrey made a bendy fold card for my anything but square creation.   I used the image Egg Collecting, which can be purchased as a single image and also can be found in Work and Play 10 Country Life Full Download Collection.  My sentiment and the paper I used for the fence also come from this collection.  The green polka dot paper as well as all the embellies I used are from Winnie Fruit Punch Full Collection and the flower paper can be found in Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Download Bundle.  Additional details regarding my card can be found on my blog.


Gail - For this weeks challenge I choose to make a tag with the fabulous new release Little Kingdom. Everything on the tag is from the CD-ROM and even the tag itself is from the same collection.



Such lovely inspiration from the team this week! 

Winners from Week 16  - Tic Tac Toe

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:
25 - Chrissy well done!
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW016001 to claim your prize of £5 worth of downloads from the digi store!   Grab your Badge from the top of the page to display on your blog.

Top 3 Design Team Favourites:
18 -Gabriela
 26 -  Andrea
28 -Carole J 

Well done ladies, we all loved your makes! Don't forget your Top 3 badge!

FEATHER IN A CAP WINNERS:
This are our fave entries that used a Polkadoodles image   
Well done ! You have been added to the Feathery league board - so now you can put a Feather in Your Cap and use our Feather badge on your blogs! 
Each week the league board will be updated so we can all keep track and at the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize! 
Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week.
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Wk 18 - Kraft/Die cut - Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday


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Happy Choosday everyone!

It’s


Your discount code today only is:

SAVE25
which will save you 25% off INDIVIDUAL digital stamp downloads (not collections and bundles)
when you spend over £2.25 for today only *EXPIRES 03/05/2016
Just enter the code in the shop HERE

DSo, did you see the brand new Soup Collections on Create & Craft on Wednesday 27th April? These amazing new MAGIC GARDEN and LITTLE KINGDOM stamps and CD’s work in tandem and also co-ordinate with our other Soup Collections LAVENDER TEA and LEMONADE FIZZ.....The show was another 30minute sell out, but have no fear, you can place your pre-order for both collections on the website right HERE

PRE-ORDER Stamp Soup Kit - Magic Garden Stamp Set &  CD-rom PRE-ORDER Stamp Soup Kit - Little Kingdom Stamp Set &  CD-rom

If you didn’t manage to catch the show, don’t worry, you will still be able to catch it until Wednesday by checking the catch up on Create & Craft by clicking HERE 

Today's challenge is....
Kraft Card/Die cuts
We would like to see anything that includes kraft card but you can also show us a creation which uses a die-cut too if that makes it easier!.  You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. 
CLOSING DATE 17th May 2016, winners will be announced on 24h May 2016 
PRIZES: Random winner (chosen by Random.org) will receive £5 worth of downloads of your choice from the digi store!
The winner and top 3 for week 15 can be found at the bottom of this post.

So let’s see what the design team have made for us, starting off with a tutorial by Anjie… 
Anjie - For my make this week I have used the Smile image from the adorable Sticks and Bones collection. You can get the image HERE on her own, or you can get the full collection HERE. I'm going to show you how to extend a border die to fit your piece of card, so pop over to my blog to see how to do it and create this whole card.
Monica- For this challenge I had try for the first time colouring on kraft card. I really enjoyed it. As Anjie, I also used Stick & Bones  collection. I printed some embellies and topper over kraft card. Then used one of the border cutting files included and cut it over regular cardstock to make some contrast. Printed the sentiment over white cardstock to make it pop up. And finally my personal challenge, colouring the adorable b/w digi over kraft card.


Tanya - This week I've taken on the challenge for first time colouring on kraft card just like Monica above me.  I've used the lovely Lily Bug Love collection - papers and sentiment and digi from the download HERE but you can also get it on CD as well and the digi image on its own in black and white for you to colour yourself is called Lily Bug Love Hello available HERE.  More details on my blog.

Audrey - This time I chose image Dandelion Days which can be purchased as a single image or as part of Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle Download.  I also chose all my other items for this card - embellies, papers and sentiment - from the Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle Download.    I had fun coloring on Kraft paper as well as using it for my card base and the base of most of my embellies and sentiment.  Please visit my blog for additional details.  Hope you like it!
Jane – Hello! The team are soooo loving the gorgeous STICKS AND BONES collection can you tell?!! J I have used the fab stone alphabet to make a '50' shaped birthday card for my brother, the old fossil lol. Like Tanya, Monica and Audrey I have also coloured on to kraft.  Have a lovely ‘krafty’ day! xxx
Great makes from the DT I’m sure you will agree, we have some great ideas for you this week!

Winner Week 15 Embossing Challenge
The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is: # 11 Janice, well done!
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW015001 to claim your prize of £5 worth of downloads from the digi store!   Grab your Badge from the top of the page to display on your blog.

Top 3 Design Team Favourites:

FEATHER IN A CAP WINNER
This is our  Top fave entry that used a Polkadoodles image   
Well done ! You have been added to the Feathery league board - so now you can put a Feather in Your Cap and use our Feather badge on your blogs! 
Each week the league board will be updated so we can all keep track and at the end of the season our Winning Featherist will receive a special Polkadoodles prize! 
Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week.
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