Tuesday, 30 November 2010

And the winner is....

gocanucksgo at Crafty Creations

Yes, you've won my Polka Doodles blog hop candy!!!  You lucky, lucky thing!   Please email me at jenrosejewels@gmail.com with your address details & I'll get the parcel out to you ASAP.  Congratulations! 

And everyone else remember to check in to the Polka Doodles Challenge blog to see if you've won the main prize or any of the other Design Team Candy.  I do hope you all had fun hopping along. :)

I thought I'd take this chance to share a Polka Doodles card with you.  This one was made way back in the summer...

I've used Fairy Flutterfly Babsie & coloured her with Gold & Silver Promarker pens before sitting her on top of a tree made from scraps of Polka Doodles papers.  I think she makes a rather cool Christmas Fairy! 

Friday, 26 November 2010

Polka Doodles Night Before Christmas Challenge

It's all about Christmas for this week's Polka Doodles Challenge, taking inspiration for the Clement Moore Poem 'Twas the night before Christmas'...

"When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer."

I've used the pre-coloured sleigh from the Paper Boutique Creative Christmas CD & blinged it up with loads of glitter!  The spotty & snowflake papers are from the Sundae of Seasons CD.  I've also added some doodling with Silver Promarker pen which is a little hard to see in the pic. 

Don't forget the blog hop is still running until Sunday, click here for the main post or scroll down for my post on it.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A quick & simple card for all my American friends & family! 

I'm thankful for each & every one of you!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Polka Doodles on Create & Craft TV

Nikky from Polka Doodles will be on Create & Craft TV tomorrow (fri) at 8am launching some brand new lovely products so make sure you tune in!  Just thought you might like a sneaky peek at what's on offer...

*If you're here for the blog hop scroll down to the post below.*

Friday, 19 November 2010


So the big day has finally arrived....the start of the Polka Doodles Blog Hop!

But before I reveal the huge selection of goodies I have to give away I'd like to share with you my challenge project for this week.  The theme is the reason behind the blog hop...to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our supporters & followers because you all really are fabulous...

I've decorated a box of chocs using elements from the Sundae of Seasons CD.  I've even left an aperture in the back of the box so you can see what the selection is...

And when I say 'you', it really could be you, as I'll be adding this box of chocs in with my blog hop winners parcel.

So if you're in the hop you should have arrived here from Emma's beautiful blog.  My letter is 'I' and your next stop is the ever so talented Ruth.  If you've joined the hop here you can find the full list of stops on the challenge site. If you collect all the letters, one from each stop on the blog hop, you should have a word which will entitle you to be in with a change of winning the prize on the main challenge blog & don't forget each stop on the way has extra candy to win too!  Speaking of which, would you like to win this little lot???

That's the Paper Boutique Vol II Creative Christmas CD 
Fru Fru Ribbon pack in Purple Haze
Season's Greeting Button Rubber Stamp
Four Snowflakes Rubber Stamp Set
Doodle Dewdrops

All courtesy of the wonderful Nikky over at Polka Doodles HQ

AND I've personally added in this selection of Polka Doodles stamped images, papers & elements from CD's, snowflake decorations, big brads, vintage buttons & Doodle Dewdrops...

To be in with a chance of winning just add a comment to this post by the closing date of Sunday 28th November 12 Noon GMT & your name will go into the draw. Good Luck!

 AND one more AND!  For the duration of the hop, which is 9am Friday 19th November til 12 Noon Sunday 28th November, you can get 10% off at the Polka Doodles Shop by entering HOPPITYHOP10 at the checkout.

Happy Hopping!

*The blog hop has now ended.*

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


From time to time I post a card on here that I love so much I can't bear to give it away!  This is one of those cards...

KI Memories Ice Candy Tile; Doodlebug trim; Papermania Bauble stamp; K&Co stickers.

I actually made this card last year but I'll be bringing it out this season to decorate my craft room.

Friday, 12 November 2010

It's all about Polka Doodles.

Challenge time again over at Polka Doodles & I've gone all Christmassy for the Gift Box challenge...

I've made a milk carton box using the template from the Paper Boutique Vol 1 CD & made it into a little Christmas Candy Shoppe using the decoupage elements found on Paper Boutique Vol II, Creative Christmas. At the moment these two CD's are on special offer if bought together at the Polka Doodles Website, check out the offer here!!!

And I mentioned a giveaway... next week on the Polka Doodles challenge blog we will be launching this...

They'll be LOADS OF PRIZES on offer along the way totalling a MASSIVE £400 in value!!!  So make sure you check out the challenge blog next week for all the details.

And don't forget there's still time to put yourself forward for the Design Team Call. Word is we're now looking for more than one teamie so you've got even more chance of being picked! Click on here for all the details.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Papercraft Inspirations Flower Funky Hand Style.

Last week I mentioned the great templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine in the post here.  Today I thought I'd show you what I made with their wonderful flower template...

I also thought I'd join in with the Get Funky Challenge which is Tag It!  All the papers you can see on my tag were from the fab download 'All I want for Xmas'.  As you can see these papers are not just for Christmas!

Here's the flower from the side...

The template is for the petal so you can build up as many petals as you like & I've stapled mine together. All that was needed then was some Q&Co felt ribbon, some K&Co ribbon, a leaf pin & a tiny Paperchase heart sticker.

Monday, 8 November 2010


Yep, that's right!  There's a place up for grabs on the Polka Doodles Design Team!  Fancy it?  For all the info on the commitments & on how to apply see the post here.  So excited about having a brand new teamie! :)

Friday, 5 November 2010

Quick Polka Doodles Christmas Cards

It's my turn setting the challenge over at Polka Doodles this week & I've gone for...

Quick & Easy Christmas Card

I'm a last minute Christmas card maker.  It doesn't matter how hard I try to do them in advance I'm always rushing at the last minute.  So that means I have to make things quick & simple. But I don't want to compromise on style.  So I'm looking for some ideas for mass-producing.  The design team have already given me some ace inspiration.  Check out what they've come up with here. And I can't wait to get hopping around the entries for some more brilliant ideas!

Of course I too had to make my own Design Team entry so that's at least 3 cards done early!  Here's what I made...

The trees & the snowflake come on a sheet of multiple designs on the Sundae of Seasons CD so they're ace for mass-producing & I've simply layered them on to a circle of snowflake paper in various positions...

All that was needed then was a bit of bling...

And before I go... Polka Doodles now stock EAST OF INDIA RIBBONS!!!  Check them out here.  I'm not aware of any other craft company stocking them & you can get them by the metre as well as on a reel.  How ace is that!! 

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Papercraft Inspirations Templates

Papercraft Inspirations Magazine always have ace freebies (this month is a free Tonic Studios punch!!!).  Some time ago one such freebie was a set of templates. I thought I'd show you what I made with a few of them.  First up a "Valentine box"...

 Kraft card; DCWV paper; Papercraft Inspirations heart stamp; white ink; QuicKutz 'Love' die; K&Co ribbon.

And a 'Handbag Gift Bag'...

 DCWV paper; Colorbok metal dots; Daisy Bucket Rub-on leaves.