Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Crafty Creations 100th Challenge Blog Hop..........

It's a Crafty Creations Challenges 100th challenge BLOG HOP and CHALLENGE celebration!! We've been planning this celebration for a while; we wanted a special way to say THANK YOU to our weekly players!

We've had many fabulous sponsors along the way, and we know we couldn't have done it without them too. We invited them to join in our celebration and they have generously offered amazing prizes for our blog hop and challenge winners!! If you pop over to the Crafty Creation Blog you will find a list of all the fantastic prizes.

Jump right in and celebrate with us!

1.Please stop by the DT blogs and leave each CCC design team member a friendly comment!
2.The hop ends at the Crafty Creations blog, so leave us a comment there when you finish, so we know you've finished the hop!

You don't want to miss any of our DT's blogs; you will find inspiration and some giveaways along the way, and we will be giving 3 lucky blog hop participant winners one sponsored prize each at the end of the hop, too!!

If you have come from Bernies Blog you are hopping in the right direction......

We are challenge you in this 100th challenge to combine 3 elements
The sketch above - thanks Jaime
A recycled element
and the colours below - thanks Deena!

I have donated one of my stamps
that polkadoodles produced this year over at the Crafty Creations blog.

One commenter at my blog will also
recieve a digi stamp
of their choice.....come up with a
subject and I'll doodle away!
I have used a fab moose by
one of our wonderful sponsors
for my Crafty Blog hop creation.
Coloured with copics and Sakura
Tim Holtz Lost and Found papers
some fab wood grain effect card
and some recycled blue paper from
a Christmas gift(thats my recycled element!)

Once you have left a message hop on over to Deena's blog to continue on the blog hop......

Friday, 24 December 2010

Polkadoodles Sketch challenge!

Ruth has kindly given us this sketch to
work with this week at Polka Doodles
...and its for a two week challenge
as we all like a wee break over the holidays.
 The challenge this week is combine the sketch with
some colouring of a stamped image.

I have used the fabby reindeer from
Polka Doodles Creative Christmas cd
coloured with a combination of
Aquamarkers and Sakura
with added stickles.

All other elements are from the Sundae of Seasons Cd.

This card is for my middle son Caleb - he loved it!

So Wishing all our Polka Doodling followers and friends
a Very Happy Christmas
and all they wish for in 2011!

See you the 7th January for our next challenge.
Cheers Claire x

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Where does time go to?
Please can I request a few extra hours in the day?
Anyway Happy Christmas Everyone and may
2011 be a wonderful year......

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Crafty Creations - Angels

How peaceful does this make you feel!
A really beautiful image by
Angel and leaves coloured with copics
Flower paper pieced.
Stickles for glittery wings.......

We have the very lovely
Wink Wink Ink sponsoring
in our Angels challenge.

We'd love to see what Angels you have been creating.
Pop over to Crafty Creations and see
some lovely work from the Dt.

Next week we have something special instore for you
so please come see what is gouing on......

Friday, 17 December 2010

Polka Doodles - Age related card/project

Lou Challenged us to create an age related card Project
at Polka Doodles this week.
I had great fun playing with the new imagery
on Sugar Birdies last week...hoping to get samples to Nikki for
Create and Craft yesterday morning.
Unfortunately the post wasn't playing this time I think!

So here is a 40th Birthday card.
Ilove the owls peeking out of their parcels!
Lots of extras on this new release Cd
Sugar Birdies Collectors edition.

Great papers, flowers and loads of lovely owls.
I will have some more samples to share soon!
Come join us at Polka Doodles this week....

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Crafty Creations - photo inspiration!

This week Bernie has given us this beautiful
photo as inspiration for

As I am so behind with my Christmas cards - this
is my offering! Using my Christmas Dove image,
Basic Grey Paper
Sakura pens
Beutiful cotton lace and some brads.....
Looking forward to seeing your lovely work

Please bear with me at the moment I am unlikely to be around much-
I am trying hard to meet mt DT obligations but thats about it.....
but hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Polkadoodles - contains a gift

Dee has set the challenge at Polka Doodles
this week to create a project to hold a gift.

I have been inspired by several teamies
recently making note cards.
So my offering this week is a set
of note cards and a folder

Using papers from Back to nature cd
and imagery from Sundae of Seasons cd.

A great quick gift......

We love to visit all the fab entries at Polka Doodles.
Christmas gift to make on your list?
Come on share it with us.......

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Crafty Creations....Beary project!

At last I have started making the family Christmas cards!
Hope loved this image Bearey Winter  by
so much that it had to be for her!

The project we are looking for at Crafty Creations
this week is one containing the image
of a bear - I'm sure we all have one of those!
We are thrilled to welcome the very talented
as sponsor this week, who is only 16 years old!
Pop by and have a look at her images - we
all wish her lots of luck!

Looking forward to visiting your Crafty Creations this week
with a Bear image!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Just a little note....Polka Doodles stamps

I feel like I have been MIA with posts this week.
This is mostly due to the fact that I forgot
to photograph my cards this week for orders,
before sending them out....doh!.

So I'll share with you one of the samples
I made using the Polka Doodles new stamps
for the last Create and Craft show.
They are lovely stamps and you can find them at Polka Doodles.

Nikki also sells Promarkers in the shop which
are ideal for colouring in stamped images.
Papers are from the All around and everywhere cd.

A little stickles to sparkle!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Polka Doodles - All about the sentiment!

Ooooo its my turn to set the Polka Doodles challenge this week.
Can you tell the power of it all is rushing to my head.

All about the Sentiment
is my chosen challenge, so a project
with the sentiment as the main focal point.
I have made an altered box using all elements
Box is from Ikea and added stickles.

Photographed on some pure white Scottish snow!
Come on we love to see you projects at Polka Doodles!

Please remeber to be included in the voting by the DT
no more than 10 combined challenges!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crafty Creations - Gift card Holder

Jeanete has challenged us at Crafty Creations
this week to make a
Very useful especially at this time of year!!!
Gift card Holder!

I have used my image of Haco the Viking
coloured with Pencils and Sakura
and doodled some clouds and border.
I cut a circle to resemble a sheild and
used part of it to hold my gift card.....
Pop over to Crafty Creations
to see what you could win
from our great sponsor this week
and be inspired by the rest of the team!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Polkadoodles blog hop winner!

A huge thank you to everyone that took part in
the give thanks blog hop - it was fun and great
to have so many of you hop by!

The winner at my stop on the hop
as chosen by is
Please drop me a line Magda
and I will get your goodies in the post!
To find out all the winners
pop over to Polka Doodles

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Fancy some Footie? 50th Rangers card....

I am not a footie fan - so this was a challenge.
But it worked out okay.
Mostly Coredinations card with a football stamp
and Sakura to doodle.
Letters and 50 cut on pazzles.
I'd like to share this with
Integrity - Anything goes
Pollycraft - Blue

Looking for the Polka Doodles blog hop ? Loads of prizes.....Hop is over

If you are looking for the Polka Doodles blog hop just hop over  here! The Hop has now closed and the winners will all be announced Midday on Tuesday! Good luck and a huge thankyou to all that entered!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

New Polka Doodles Stamps

Well congrats Nikki - great show on Friday morning!
The stamps sold out in 25mins...pretty fast I'd say.

This is another of my samples
Using the quirky house,

Coloured with Pro-markers
and Sakura.

Papers etc from Sundae of Seasons cd.
As you see it was quite sunny the day I
took this photo - now we have snow!!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Polkadoodles - The night before Christmas.....

The Polkadoodles challenge this week was set by Brenda
A project based on the Clement Moore poem
"A Night Before Christmas"

I have base mine around....

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a minature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

I have used a vast array of Polka Doodles goodies including....

just added Sakura, ink pad and Stickles
There is so much to the poem!
Come play and remember no more than 10 combined
challenges to be in with the chance of a prize....
Pop over to Polka Doodles!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sneeky preview...Polkadoodles new rubber stamps

This is one of my sample cards for
Nikki at Polkadoodles using the lovely new
rubber stamps Nikki has designed  that will be shown
on Create and Craft
8a.m. Friday 26th November (tomorrow)
I adore this little windmill stamp and have combined
it with the seadhead flowers grouping stamp
they are fabulous!

Papers and large flowers/butterflies are also Polka Doodles
but from the cd's.
Hope you get a chance to see the new products
live tomorrow...I'm sure you will love them!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Crafty Creations - Christmas

Amy has challenged us at Crafty Creations this week
to create a Christmas project,
and I had a card to make for a couple
getting married on Christmas eve - so perfect!
This lovely Bell image is by

I have used Basic grey dp
Sakura pens to colour
mulberry paper flowers
Martha Stewart punched leaves
Papermania ribbon.....
and of course stickles for some extra glam!
I'd like to share this with
Lexi's creations - Traditional Christmas colours
The Crafty Pad - Red and Green
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas
Paper Take weekly - Cut it out

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Golfing.....Happy Birthday's

We have alot of Golfers in Largs
and recently I have had 2 golfing cards to make.
Both are very similar.

Using Polkadoodles Golf paper from the NFG CD
Basil dotty paper to make golf balls
peel offs(something I rarely use)
Alpha chip stickers - Basic grey
The 1st one(80th) uses a complementary
Doodlebug patterned green paper

The 2nd one ( Dad) uses a complementary
Coredinations Vintage cardstock.
I'd like to share these with
Gingerloft Creations - The greatoutdoors( I hope golf counts)
Marks finest papers - Add a circle

Sunday, 21 November 2010

OSAAT - Rudolph....season or event! And a Dt Call...

I am helping out at
OSAAT Challenge this week
and my easel card uses the fab image by Lil Diva stamps

The challenge is to choose a season or event
I have combined the two for a friend that has a
Christmas birthday!

I have used Basic Grey dp's and Alphas
Lovely spotty ribbon from stash
Ribbon Buckle from Button-it
Hand cut holly leaves with punched berries
and added large gems by Martha Stewart
Copics and Sakura to colour....
Pop by OSSAT to see the fab creations from the DT
and if you have a browse at
you will find all the images that have been used!

Also there is a Dt call on at OSAAT
so if you fancy a go - pop by!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Happy Birthday Zuni

This is a quick card for my younger SIL
Zuni ( Kashmiri for Moon)
I lover this image by Tiddly Inks
Basic Grey DP
Copics with some crackle glaze on hair
Brads for heart and little flowers on vine.
I would like to congratulate the team at Delicious Doodles on
 a fab blog hop!
This card is for their anything goes challenge and
completes the hopping for me.....
All the best with your New Challenge to the team at Delicious Doodles!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Give Thanks and a blog hop......Polkadoodles fun!

We are giving thanks this week at Polka doodles
What have we/you to be thankful for?

This card was made for the specialist in charge
of my Dad during his recent unexpected stay in hospital.
(My Dad asked me to make it)
I am indeed very thankful for the care and attention
shown him by the staff at Ayr hospital.

I have used Sundae of Seasons CD for my card

Now how about a bit of hopping....

• Each stop along the way has Blog Candy
• Collect a letter from each of the Design Team
• Leave a comment on each of the Design Team posts in the hop
to be in with a chance of winning their candy
(you could if really really lucky, win 13 lots!)
• Once all letters have been collected, leave the completed word
on the Polkadoodles challenge post in the COMMENTS section
(this will not be published and will be moderated so no-one can
skip the rules unintentionally or otherwise!)
• The Blog Hop will end on Sunday 28 November at 12noon GMT
(as per normal challenge deadline)

The prize at my stop (thanks Nikki) is.....

and I have also thrown in
some co-ordinating pro-markers available at the Polkadoodles shop
buttons and fibre.
If you have come to mine from Enfys you are following
the right path. If not here is the list below and you can catch up
with any you have missed.

Polkadoodle Challenge Blog (final letter)

If you are hopping along nicely
Please add the letter C
to your gathered letter and hop onto

As an extra Nikki has very kindly given us a
voucher code for all followers for 10% off
any purchases made in the Polka Doodles shop
HOPPITYHOP10 this will only be vaild from 9am Friday 19 November
until 12noon Sunday 28 November (when hop ends)

So get hopping and we'd also love to see those Thank you
creations over at the Challenge this week!
There is a free download sentiment to use
on your project over at Nikki's!