Tuesday 30 June 2015

wk 26 Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday - Use some Embossing

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Happy Choosday everyone!

Before we get onto this weeks challenge we need to remind you that we are looking for some Guest Designers to join us for a few weeks. To apply all we ask you to do is enter this weeks challenge and add GDT to your name in your link up. We are looking for people of varying skills so please don’t think you are not good enough. Come on, give it a go, what have you got to lose? It is a fabulous, friendly and supportive team to be a part of so if you love Nikky’s work and can make one card a week for two to four weeks then let us know!

In the mean time we have some guest designers joining us from Polkadoodles for a few weeks. Today we have the lovely Naz Smith and Anita Byrne joining us.

Now onto this week business.
Of course because it’s Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!!
Your discount code for this week is:
DCD6306
This will save you a massive 25% off in the download store all week until Monday 6th July so don't miss out on all those yummy bargains!

Now onto the new challenge from us here at Digi Choosday. The challenge we have for you this week is to
use some embossing.

It can be heat embossing with embossing powders, or dry embossing using an embossing folder or even the old metal stencils and a light box.
You can make anything you like maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. 
You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. We don’t have many rules but check them out in the side bar if you need to.

We give you two weeks to enter so that means the
CLOSING DATE IS 14th July 2015 
and the winners will be announced on 21st July 2015.

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 23 can be found at the bottom of this post.

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



Naz - The image I have used here is called SERENITY STARDUST and it is part of SERENITY FAIRY WISHES collection.
This collection is one of my favourite collections from Polkadoodles and it comes with beautiful black and white as well as coloured digital stamps.
Also the collection includes papers and sentiments.


Anita - Hi there such a privilege to be here, Today I have used Pretty Tuff CD collection , the papers are super lush and little jake is just awesome and available on his own Here. The embossing folder is from Darice.
Scatty Jan For my embossing project I decided on a card - I have a few Birthdays ahead so went for a Birthday card using the scrummy Maddie With Present, you can find her as a digi here. I coloured her with Graph'It Markers and a few Polychromos. I used two embossing folders from Sizzix - the Happy Birthday one and the Cupcake. Added a legnth of ribbon , a couple of gems and some pearl flourishes to finish

Julie - My embossing is dry, it's one of the Embossalicous folders from Crafters Companion, it's a 6 x 6 called Bird Houses which I thought would go perfectly the the beautiful coloured owl image called Hats Off Twiggy from Polkdadoodles, the collection is called Twiggy and Toots and is available as a full digi dowwnload, CD and the image is available singly in the Polkadoodles Digi Download store HERE.The paper, gingham bows and flowers are also in the collection

Wendy - I've used both dry and heat embossing on this project. I have dry embossed the backing paper, which can be found as part of the Nikky mini kit. The bonnet image is one of the embellishment digi's from the Rose Budd collection. My heat embossing is the semtiment in the corner.
Jane – Hi everyone! This week I used the stunningly beautiful EDEN FAIRY WINGS to decorate a small gift bag. She can be bought separately or as part of the amazing value EDEN BIG KAHUNA BUNDLE. I dry embossed the background paper and also the gorgeous butterflies and heat embossed using gold Frantage around the image. Have a lovely crafty day! xxx
Caz Hi all...For my use some embossing make i have used the cute Serenity Fairy Kisses coloured with my graph it markers. The embossing folder i have had for ages, but thought it suited the image..Background paper is from Eden Collection-Paper Heaven 4. Some die cut butterflies, and bow added. And strip of lace..
Tanya - There are a few ways of embossing, but I’ve decided to use one of my embossing folders called ‘Swiss Dots’ for the card backgrounds/matt and layering and make another Christmas card. Well it’s never too early to get started and I’ve got a few Christmas things made already. It’s good to get ahead of yourself even if it does feel a little bit strange creating Christmas projects when the sun is shining. I've used the trees and merry christmas bunting from one of Nikky's fab CD collections called Magical Winter

Emma - For my embossing card i have used the super cute Winston Bear Gone fishing who can be found Here, I have distressed the embossed paper with distressed ink to bring it out. All the papers & embellishment are from the complete Winston collection that can be found Here.
Lynda: I decided to use the beautiful Twiggy & Toots collection for this weeks make. It's available as a digital collection or on a CD. The papers, birthday writing and the pre-coloured image are all from this collection. I dry embossed the balloons and kraft card, Have fun Lynda xx
Yvonne - I have an addiction with Polkadoodles Serenity Collection and this week I used 'Earthstar'. I coloured her with my polychromo pencils. I have used papers from the Serenity Collection and also used one of the papers from the Distressed Wood papers. I embossed the cloud paper with a clud embossing folder. I added a wee bit of shabby pink frantage to the image and heat embossed it.
Monica - For my project I`m using one of the new digis from Fairy Tales Happen, the beautiful Snow White and to cutting files from Polkadoodles store that were perfect to work with embossing folders: apple card template and decorative nest, From both files I got a beautiful and clean cut no matter how fancy it was.
Anjie - I have used a pre coloured image, embellies, word art and a sentiment all from the fabulous Work and Play 10 download collection. You can buy this as a CD should you wish, and also in smaller download collections. And should you wish to buy the image on it's own you can. The embossing folder is from Tattered Lace. More photos and details on my blog.


Great makes from the DT I’m sure you will agree.


Add your entry using the linky tool below.

Now for the winner and top three from week 23 Fathers day/Male make

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:


Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW023001 to claim your prize of a $15 of free downloads from the digi store!
And in no particular order the top three chosen by the design team are:
# 26 Claire C 
#36 Meg 
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Tuesday 23 June 2015

wk 25 Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday - Tag it!

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Happy Choosday again everyone!
Before we get onto this weeks challenge we have some new releases to share with you. The fabulous Nikky has only gone and drawn us some Fairytale characters! To say they are lush is an understatement, just look at them! 
GUEST DESIGNER CALL
Before we get onto this weeks challenge we need to let you know we are looking for some Guest Designers to join us for a few weeks. 
To apply all we ask you to do is enter this weeks challenge and add GDT to your name in your link up. We are looking for people of varying skills so please don’t think you are not good enough. Come on, give it a go, what have you got to lose? It is a fabulous, friendly and supportive team to be a part of so if you love Nikky’s work and can make one card a week for two to four weeks then let us know!
In the mean time we have some guest designers joining us from Polkadoodles for a few weeks. Today we have the lovely Louise Sims and Jenny Lowton joining us. 

We are also celebrating this week the fact that Wendy and Julie have been on the team with us a whole year! How they have put up with us is beyond me, maybe they are as mad as the rest of us?

Now onto this week's business.
Of course because it’s Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!!
Your discount code for this week is:
DCD236
and this will save you a
HUGE 20% 
off all downloads in the store until 25th June so make sure you don't miss this code, it's only valid for 48hours! 

Now onto the new challenge from us here at Digi Choosday. The challenge we have for you this week is to 
use a tag
You can make a tag, you can make a tag shaped card, you can make a card that has a tag on it, anything at all as long as it features a tag somewhere on it.

You can make anything you like maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. 
You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. We don’t have many rules but check them out in the side bar if you need to.

We give you two weeks to enter so that means the
CLOSING DATE IS 7th July 2015 
and the winners will be announced on 14th July 2015.

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 22 can be found at the bottom of this post.

So let’s see what the design team have made for us starting with the GDT's....

Lou: I have made a tag card from a DL card by just removing the corners. I think one of my favourite Polka Doodles paper collections comes from Dollie Goes East collection; so varied and versatile. I have used lots of the elements and sentiments to create my card. I did also sneak in a little tag too.
Jenny - Hi it's good to be joining you this week and I love tags but rarely use them so this challenge was perfect for me. I have used one of the lovely digi's from the Serenity collection and she is Serenity Resting you can find her here.
I have used some pencils and Graph'it pens and I think she really looks like she has been tangoed!

Anjie - I have made the tag out of some Kraft card and then the papers, embellies and sentiments are all from the fabulous Picknix 2 Gingerbread Twist collection. I have used the Tea Dye distress ink to darken the edges of everything and added some faux stitching onto the papers. The 2 Picknix collections are available as smaller downloads and some even as physical paper stacks, which are so strokeable! You can find them all HERE. More details on my blog.
Scatty Jan For my tag this week I have used Oddella Twig , how adorable is she!!  I have coloured her up with Graph'It Markers, trying a nice bright red hair, For my base paper for my tag I used Distressed Wood paper pack download, loving this paper it really is so versatile. I added some Dewdrops, ribbon, buttons, gems and a charm to finish


Tanya - I love making tags because they can be elaborately or simply decorated and it gives you a chance to use lots of the little embellishments you may have lying around in your craft room. I’ve decided to use the  Dollie Goes East collection and have used three of the coloured digis which I’ve resized in a graphics package and printed out and then used some of the lovely papers available on the collection with the flowers which I’ve resized as well to go onto some Kraft Card tags and finished them off with glitter, gems and ribbon and lace.  I’ve made these three tags so that they can be used as cards so I printed off three different envelopes (also on the collection) and they will be just great for the tags and are just the right size too.



Jane – Hi everyone!  Well I made a tag easel card for my project this week involving a total of 4 tags!! All the elements are part of the beautiful SERENITY COLLECTION which is a must-have for all you fairy lovers out there!! The gorgeous image, SERENITY PRINCESS, comes as part of this collection but can also be purchased separately!  Have a lovely crafty day! xxx


Monica.-For this week challenge, I chose a beautiful shaped tag and cut it different sizes to make a tag mini album. For my mini album I used the beautiful papers, embellisments, flowers and sentiment from Octavia Moonfly Collection.


Caz Hi everyone, for my Tag i have used the lovely Oddella Bow. Gone a bit different and coloured grey tones, using my Graph it  markers..Paper is from Distressed Wood Paper download. I've added couple of skull flourishes cut on portrait.


Yvonne - I HAD to use Oddella again because it has been tooooo long since I played with her! So I opted for Oddella Heart. Soooo sweet! You can see her here.  I used a scalloped heart nesting cutting file that I cut out three hearts of.  I used a backing paper from the Picknix Gingerbread Twist Collection, which you can see here.  Not just for Christmas! 


Wendy - Well seeing as it's my 1st anniversary this week for being on this fabby team, I gone all out and used not 1 but 4 images. (Greedy, I know!) I've used Octavia Bird in Hand on the front and the 3 other images on the tags inside are all from Octavia Moonfly. The papers and sentiments are all from this collection, however they can also be found in mini kits on the Octavia Collections page.


Emma - For my 'Tag it' card I have made a card that is a tag shape, i have used Oddella Fairy who can be found Here & have coloured up using my pencils. All of the papers are from the Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses collection that can be found Here, the sentiment & flower are from another of the fab collections called Octavia Moonfly which can be found Here.


Julie - I decided to make a card using my Sizzix large tag die and some Kraft card, I am really into Kraft  at the moment. The perfect digi download to go with Kraft card has to be the delightful Twiggy and Toots full download collection (also available on CD) which I have used for the coloured images, digi bows, sentiment ticket and gorgeous dotty paper. The owl images are also available singly in the Digi Download Store  Hats Off TwiggyTea for TwoooDancing Queen
I just added some gingham ribbon through 2 tag holes and brown dotty organza ribbon through the other 2 holes.

Lynda: For this weeks challenge I decided to use the gorgeous Work & Play 11 Collection, it's available on a CD or as a digital collection.  The Skateboarding digi stamp is available to buy here.  Have fun xx


Great makes from the DT I’m sure you will agree.

Add your entry using the linky tool below.
Now for the winner and top three from week 22 Use Some Kraft Card

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:


Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW022001 to claim your prize of a £5 of free downloads from the digi store!
And in no particular order the top three chosen by the design team are:
# 22 Sarah-J W 

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

wk 24 - Button challenge...Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

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Happy Choosday again everyone!
Before we get onto this weeks challenge we have some new releases to share with you. The fabulous Nikky has only gone and drawn us some Fairytale characters! To say they are lush is an understatement, just look at them! 

You can grab them HERE along with some new ribbons which will go great with these images!

And of course because it’s Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!!
Your discount code for this week is
DC10126
and this will save you 10% on all downloads until next Monday! don't miss it!

Now onto the new challenge from us here at Digi Choosday. 
The challenge we have for you this week is 
buttons
You can use real buttons or faux buttons, and there are plenty of those on Polkadoodles CD’s!
You can make anything you like maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. 
You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. We don’t have many rules but check them out in the side bar if you need to.

We give you two weeks to enter so that means the
CLOSING DATE IS 30th June 2015 
and the winners will be announced on 7th July 2015.

PRIZES:
The random winner (chosen by Random.org) will receive $15 worth of downloads of your choice from the digi store!

The winner and top 3 for week 21 can be found at the bottom of this post.

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

Scatty Jan I have used the delightful image Oddella with Bag for my card this time - I adore the Oddellas, I have coloured her up with Graph'It Markers, keeping the colours vibrant , My buttons used are 6 tiny spotty ones that fit in with the black/white background. The paper used is Distressed Wood paper pack download


Tanya....I’ve decided to use the latest Work & Play 11 Collection using a black and white digi I’ve coloured with Graph It pens, papers and sentiments and the wonderful gymnastic beam.  You see, my sister is an absolutely wonderful gymnast and runs her own gymnastic business and so with her in mind I’ve decorated the card with some of the alphabets on the Eden collection  together with the flowers which I’ve resized in my graphics package by Do Crafts.  I’ve put the buttons in the centres of the flowers and with a smattering of glitter on the ribbon…. Voila!!!
Emma - For my 'Use some buttons' card I have used the super cute Twiggy & Toots collection that can be found in digi format Here or CD format Here. I have layered one of the journalling frames over the fab Reading, Wise words & Tea coloured digi that can be found Here & it has come out looking like he's been framed. I have also used some of the papers that are in the collection & of course added a few buttons.
Lynda:  It's great to be back this week after a lovely holiday to Spain :-) I decided to see the pretty Winston collection, it's available CD or as a digital collection. The digi stamp I used is called Winston Bear Heartfelt and he can be bought separately here. Have fun xx 
Jane – Hi everyone!  My card this week uses the wonderful ETTY SEWING IMAGE from the equally wonderful WINSTON DELUXE FULL COLLECTION.   Everything from the papers to the faux buttons is part of this collection, all except the sentiment which I took from the EDEN BIG KAHUNA BUNDLE. Have a lovely crafty day! xxx
Caz  For my use some buttons card i have used the cute Umbrella-rainy-day-friends-boots-wellies from the fab Twiggy n Toots collection..Papers and sentiment also from same collection..Available on CD or if you prefer Download. Coloured with Graph it Markers.
Julie - I needed to make an 18th birthday card for my daughter Freya and her best friend Olivia. I have been dying to use the new Twiggy and Toots Digi Download and I thought this image was perfect to add a 1 and 8 to in the balloons.  The coloured image, cute little digi heart buttons and both gorgeous papers are from the Twiggy and Toots full digi download, it's great that you can download the collection straight away and can get crafting immediately but if you are patient and would prefer the collection on CD it'savailable at Polkadoodles Store. The image is called Party Birthday Celebration and is available singly HERE. Both cards are similar as I wanted to use up the other half of the papers but have added blue bakers twine and circle buttons to Olivias card, the papers have been added the opposite way on the 2nd card.

 
Monica ,- I love quilting eventhough I don`t know how to sew. So this week challenge gave the perfect excuse to do some paper quilting. I used  the lovely "Serenity Blossom" from Serenity Collection, all the papers are from the same collection. Also you can find "Serenity Blossom" individually here.
Wendy - For this weeks card I've used an early Work & Play collection again. The image is the Ballerina from Work & Play 2. You can also get her as a digi here or as a clear stamp here. Both papers are also from this collection.

Yvonne - I used the precoloured Fairycakes from the new Serenity Collection, I am a bit addicted to this collection. You can see the collection here as a Digi Download or as a CD-Rom.  I managed to misplace my buttons but I was able to use some of the papercraft buttons on the Octavia Moonfly Collection. You can see the collection here or the CD-Rom.  I cut out 3 copies of Fairycakes and then attempted to decoupage her. I am not sure if it worked but I liked it lots.


Anjie -  I have used the Oddella Twig image from the Ickyink Collection, and have coloured her with my Graph'It Markers. The papers are from the Pretty Tuff CD which work perfectly with these images! 

Great makes from the DT I’m sure you will agree.

Add your entry using the linky tool below.

Now for the winner and top three from week 21 Pretty In Purple

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:

# 17 Cass 

Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW021001 to claim your prize of a £5 of free downloads from the digi store!
And in no particular order the top three chosen by the design team are:

# 6 Lilibet 

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Tuesday 9 June 2015

wk 23 Fathers day/Male - Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Happy Choosday everyone!

As it's a Digi Choosday that means one thing... DISCOUNT DAY! WHOOP WHOOOP!
Your special discount code today is 
UBDK57
and when you enter this at the checkout you will save 15% on all our 
FULL Download Collections 
(not individual digis).....Don't miss out, this offer expires on 14th June!

So make sure you go and grab a bargain now before it disappears! 
Make sure you do check in with us every Tuesday at 8am to grab your new codes - they are only listed here at Digi Choosday!

Now onto the new challenge...
our theme for you this week is 
Fathers day/Male
You can make anything you like maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home décor. 
You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. We don’t have many rules but check them out in the side bar if you need to.

We give you two weeks to enter so that means the CLOSING DATE IS 23rd June 2015 and the winners will be announced on 30thJune 2015.
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 20 Add a Bow can be found at the bottom of this post.

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

Scatty Jan  For todays make I have used a design sheet from the Work and Play 11 collection also as a download collection here - I love using the design sheets exspecially for male cards as I find them hard to do and these sheets take away a lot of the thinking - All pre coloured too so a super quick card. All that was added to this one was an extra backing paper and the word laptop which you can find in the emblie section - I also added a small picture of work and play 11 onto the computer screen

KateNow I'm one of those who struggles and doesn't like making male cards, although I better get used to it as at the moment we have more boys in my family than girls. I decided this challenge would be the perfect time for me to make my husbands Fathers day card from our 2 furbabies, and there was no better image to use than the Gamekeeper from the Work & Play 10 collection. Full details are on my blog

Yvonne - Hello there! I loved loved loved colouring 'Skater Boy' from Work & Play 11 with my polychromos pencils for a sample for a recent Create & Craft show Nikky was on a few weeks ago, so thought I would share him with you today. The papers, sentiment and embellishment are all from the same collection which you can get as a digi download collection or as a CD-Rom. Alternatively you can get the single digi here.

Tanya ...For this week’s challenge I’ve used a total of three collections Work & Play 7  for the coloured digi, Work & Play 11 for the papers and Work & Play 9 Love Collection  for the scrabble tiles.  My simple card shows how versatile the coloured digis and papers are and that you don’t have to be an expert colourist (is that even a word….ha ha ha) to make an effective and beautiful card.  I’ve made it for my dad, so, shhhh….don’t tell him.

Dawn I have used Plumber. Mechanic digi stamp from the Work & Play 11 collection, This can also be bought as a separate digi stamp here. I have coloured it with Polychromo pencils & the paperrs used are also from the same collection. These are perfect for those always hard to do male cards.

Jane – Hi everyone!  For my Father’s Day card I used the super cute HOLIDAYS DIGI STAMP which reminds me of my dad when he was younger and how he used to sit in the garden with a knotted hanky on his head! This gorgeous image is also available as part of the WORK AND PLAY 3 BUNDLE.  I also used plenty of dies to create a tranquil outdoors scene.  Have a lovely crafty day! xxx

Monica - My project for this Father Day is a "Pocket protector slide card" for the Geek Dad (everybody has at least one in the family). I used Horace, that is also included on Cherryblossom Lane collection. The papers I used are from the same collection.


Julie - I decided to make a shaped card this week using Polkadoodles Winston Digi Download, this image is called Gone Fishing and is available, in outline only, singly in the Digi Download store HERE On the CD and in the download there is also a coloured version which is what I have used here. The spotty kraft paper, buttons, Gone Fishing sign and sentiment are also from the Winston digi download/CD, I used Gathered Twigs distress ink around the edges of the paper.

Wendy - For my box card, I've gone back a few collections to Work & Play 1 and used Handyman Dave, who is also available as an individual digi here. All the embellies & the sentiment are also from the same collection, as is the wood effect paper.
Emma - For my Father/Male card I have kept it pretty simple as i know the male of the spiecies doesn't like all the fiddly bits & bobs that us women like. I have coloured up the sweet little Karate Boy stamp that can be found Here, i have used one of the papers that go with the Work & Play 7 set that you can find in download form Here or in CD form Here.
Anjie - I have used the Handyman image from the Work and Play 11 download collection. The image is available on it's own HERE. I have used Prisma pencils to colour him. All the papers, embellies and borders are all from the same collection.


Great makes from everyone I’m sure you will agree.

Now for the winner and top three from week 20!
The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:
# 8 -  Jennifer
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW020001 to claim your prize of a £5 of free downloads from the digi store!

                 And in no particular order the top three chosen by the design team are:
#14 -Frouwkje
#35- Maya
#41-Lucy
See you all next week!
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