Friday, 2 May 2014

Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles and a Blog Hop with FREEBIES GALORE!

Happy Birthday to Us!! 
TODAY IS POLKADOODLES FIFTH BIRTHDAY - WOOHOOO!!!

Firstly, apologies for a REALLY long post - my Goodness I have a lot to tell you about today, I'm not sure where to start!!.... 
We have a 
Blog Hop at Polkadoodles plus the new 
Tattered Lace challenge blog 
AND the new Graph'It challenge 
all in one big post! WOW! ...

Firstly, if you arrived here from Ruth's blog as part of the blog hop then you're in the right place! 

I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for supporting us over the past 5 years, we've seen so many changes in the industry and we still love what we do and get such a thrill with every new product we release. It's so awesome that all of you keep on supporting us along the way and we know that we wouldn't be here without that great support, so huge thanks from Myself and Kris, but also from the Polkadoodles team too.

We thought we needed something special to celebrate our 5th Birthday....
So I decided to celebrate I would design a special Digistamp for each of us 5 'Originals' along with a great little paper bundle which was also designed specifically for each teamie to co-ordinate with their kind of stylee. They are TOO stinking cute!! 
So, we are inviting you along to our
which is just between the 5 of us and to tempt you along we all have awesome free candy which we all have on our blogs for you, but ALSO watch out along the way as we have some fantastic free downloads up for grabs for you too but you can ONLY get these by doing the hop because you need to collect the free codes!

Here's a little taster of the collections, this one is mine tee hee I really love me LOL!!

READ ON TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS BUNDLE FOR FREE!...

Here is what I created with this lovely freebie...
I love this digi - as it's me I of course had to have a huge slab of strawberry cream cake in my hand because that is my all time favourite! I used the papers from the bundle and just cut them into 5" squares and bundled them for the background, coloured her with my Graph'It markers and added some lovely Tattered Lace die cut flowers which were all cut from the pink Heartfelt paper and white paper and just layered it all up.
I used a combination of Tattered Lace Delicious Blooms and Lavish Blooms which I absolutely adore and just mixed them all up together in different combinations. You can see more of these stunning dies over on the Tattered Lace Blog where our challenge for May has just started, so make sure you head over there for yet another chance of winning some Candy!

The colours on this card are just up my street with the pale duck egg blue and soft pinks and browns. I also coloured 'my' spectacles with a Graph'It Shake silver Glitter marker and it added a real depth to it - in real life this image really looks quite 3d...I'm very sad but you know when you colour something and just love it, well I've been carrying her round the house with me all week until I glued her in place haha...I really need to get a life, have you ever heard anything so ridiculous in all your days lol!  You can see which Graph'It colours I've used over on the Graph'It Blog here where we started a new challenge today, and I think this card fits it perfectly!
Head over to both blogs and get an entry in for some great prizes - you have to be in it to win it and there is some wonderful inspiration from both the teams!

So let's get back to the Polkadoodles Blog Hop...
In addition to the candy on each of our blogs, once you've completed this little hop make sure you link to the hop on your own blog and then pop back to the Polkadoodles Blog Hop Post and link up to your own blogpost and we will draw a Random Winner to win a 
Massive blog candy worth £100 
of Polkadoodles goodies which will include Stamps, cd's, ribbons and a whole lot of other stuff! We will leave the draw date open until 30th May.

Rules to enter: 
1. You must visit and leave a comment on all 5 blog posts in the hop.
2. Add a post to your own blog with a LINK to this post so your followers can hop with us.
3. Add your post link to Mr Linky Below.
4. You must be a follower of this blog to win.
5. Closes 30th May, winner will be announced 6th June and the individual team members will also announce their winners on 6th June too (so you actually have 6 chances to win!). I will announce my winner here on 6th June.

So are you ready to hop? Cool! 
You can download my collection posted above by clicking on the image and using
code PD5005 
at the checkout to get it completely FREE (make sure you go through the INSTANT checkout or you'll have to wait for it!)

But Wait!! I have yet another little surprise for you too!! Leave me a comment under this post and on 6th June I will also draw someone from the comments to receive all 4 of our latest Work and Play Collections - that's 40, yes 40!! Digistamps plus 240 papers and a whole host of other stuff in 4 collections! FAB PRIZE!!
To be in the draw you need to leave the comment and MUST be a follower of my blog too! 


So if you've finished the Hop then you need to now leave the link on your blog and then head back to the Polkadoodles blog here and link up using Mr Linky on the Hop post!

Just in case you get lost along the way here are all the blog links:
Polkadoodles - make sure you return here and leave your post link!

Happy Hopping and Good luck with the Candy!!

In the meantime, make sure you enter the regular 
Polkadoodles challenge 
which is below the Blog Hop Post on the Polkadoodles blog and see what our fabulous team have to offer for inspiration and 
ALSO, PLEASE PLEASE 
head on over to the other challenges I'm part of today which are over at 
Tattered Lace Blog challenge
and the
Graph'It Blog challenge 
Don't forget - all of these pages have more candy opportunities than you can poke a stick at so make sure you enter these great challenges!! 

See you soon! 

98 comments:

  1. happy birthday polkadoodles!!! i love your card nikki and all the digis you have created for the original five! so fresh and sweet and versatile too :D

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! Absolutely love this card and as for the image what can I say? She's fabulous! xxx

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  3. Happy 5th Birthday Nikky! Heres to many more years of your fabulous world class creativity.
    I will really enjoy creating with all 5 images!!!
    {{{hugs}}}
    Marg B ;) xx

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  4. Beautiful card Nikky, love the image and happy birthday polkadoodles would love to win.
    Hugs Linda

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  5. Congratulations on Polkadoodles 5th Anniversary. Your card is beautiful Nikky, I love your digi with the strawberry cake and the papers are beautiful.

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  6. Congrats on reaching 5 years, your card creation is absolutely gorgeous as is your digi and papers. Thank you all so much for giving us the chance to win such fab goodies. Wishing you and your Team a very 'Happy 5th Birthday' and here's to many more!!!
    Hugs Donna xxx

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  7. Well done on 5 creative years Nikky. What a great idea to do digi images of the 5 Originals - they're great! Love the inspiration from the hop and thank you VERY much for all the wonderful freebies. Pat x

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  8. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the image and papers and the chance to win at Polkadoodles!

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  9. Congratulations! Thank you so much for the freebies above and the chances to win such fabulous gifts!

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  10. Lovely work. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop. Thank you for the lovely stamp and papers. Looking forward to receiving the information to download the set.

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  11. WOOHOO! Happy 5th Birthday at Polkadoodles!!!
    Stunning creation with pretty digi and decorated beautifully:) Thank you for the freebie.

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  12. Wow, what a lot of 'STUFF' . Have a great birthday and many more xxx

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  13. Wow, Nikky.. 5 years!! What a milestone... Thank you for allowing me to be on your DT for some of that time creating with all your fabulous images.. I love all the personalised images you created for the girls for this fabulous occasion... And your creation with your image is just fabulous!!! Thanks for a chance to win all these fab prizes.. Love the new collections... Happy Anniversay to Polka Doodles. HUgsxx

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  14. WOW - Nikky this is gorgeous. Love the image! Thanks for letting be part of your journey. Fabulous hop and have a great weekend and here`s to many more years of Polkadoodles.

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  15. Happy Birthday Polkadoodles and thank you for your generosity. Off to look at your digistamp now Nikky. I don't have a blog but love reading others. SueL x

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  16. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Polkadoodles. I have a shelf full of CD roms from the past 5 years and they are all used regularly as is the inspiration from the gallery!! What wonderful digis you created for your Famous 5!! Here's to the coming 5 years!!

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  17. Happy birthday and what a fab gift for all of us crafters too so generous so a huge thank you and here to many more years and birthdays to come thankyou/

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  18. Congrats on building such a great brand. Here's to the next five years - this five have been a blast! I love digi me, thank you xx

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  19. Happy Birthday Polkadoodles! Fab digi of you, and I adore your pink creation - so pretty!
    I have all of your CDs :-), and look forward to more of the Work and Play CDs too!
    Mandy x

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  20. It's amazing how much your digi looks like you!!! Amazing digis, fab papers and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Well Done Nikky xx

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  21. Super cute "you" and love al the fru fru you have added. Many thanks for picking me to join Polka Doodles 5 years ago and it has been a "blast". Here's to many, many more birthdays, Lou x

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  22. Happy Birthday Nikky hope you have many more. Lovely creation as always.x

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  23. Well Done Nikky and Many Happy Returns of the day!! Such a clever lady. You've made some lovely, clever digi-stamp designs and your blog shows some wonderful projects. Am off to follow some of your links now. Have fun. Thank you, Jan

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  24. Thank you - lovely! Congrats on reaching your 5th birthday!!

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  25. Oh my! Your card is beautiful and the colours you used suit your image perfectly. Congratulations on your 5 years and thank you for the chance to win some great prizes.

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  26. Happy 5th birthday to the Polkadoodles team and thank you for the freebies.

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations

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  27. Your digi is just adorable! Love the sweet card you created with her.... so cute with great details! Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles!

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  28. Fab card Nikky and thank you so much for the freebies.

    Happy 5th Birthday to you all.

    Toni xx

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  29. Happy birthday!! Wow what a lot of stuff you are giving away for your celebrations. I lurve your digi - it looks just like you and the papers are fab too. Thanks!!

    Sharon x

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  30. Fabulous blog hop :) Happy Birthday to a great team of crafters x

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  31. Love your little Digital! I guess I will need to really learn how to do shading now with all of these cute freebies!
    Thanks to you and Polkadoodles for the chance to win!

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  32. Nikky your have a fabulous image and great background papers, would love to win any CDs as Polkadoodles work is fantastic
    Happy 5th Birthday
    Janet xxx

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  33. Hi & Happy Birthday!
    A brill team to follow and great products that keep coming from you, keep up the great work. Love the free digi stamps & papers, thank you, would love a chance to win.
    Cheers Chris x

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  34. WOW WOW WOW I'VE HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE HOP. BEAUTIFUL AND STUNNING WORK LADIES AND YOU ARE ALL SO LUCKY THAT NIKKY HAS MADE DIGIS OF YOU, I'M SO JEALOUS. THE PAPERS ARE STUNNING AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME GET THEM, I HAVE LOVED THIS HOP AS IT WAS BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND I DIDN'T GET LOST OR CONFUSED LOL, HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY AND NIKKY I LOVE YOUR DIGI, SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE XXXXXX

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  35. PS WOULD LOVE TO WIN ANY OF THE CDS AS THEY ARE ALL AMAZING :) XXXXX

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  36. This is sooo cute. It made me smile. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  37. LOVE all of the cute digis, thank you for them, the papers and chance to win the CD's. thanks for sharing your super cute card with us.
    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  38. Happy birthday and wishing you many more for the company, thanks for the download :)

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  39. Gorgeous digi and make Nikky maybe after seeing your Crystal Tips hair today you should draw up another one? Fab!

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  40. Happy 5th birthday Polkdoodles and may you have many more.What a fantastic blog hop.Thank you so much.
    Hugs
    Lisa

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  41. absolutely love your project and the whole hop - thank you for the lovely oportunity to collect the digi collections along the way - Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles

    Hugs Kerrie x

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  42. very cute digi and you coloured her fantastic

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  43. Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles! Thanks for a fabulous hop and all of the lovely little digis and papers (and strawberry cream cake too!). You did a great job capturing everyone. Thanks for doing this and for the generous giveaway!

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  44. Hi Nikky and a very Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles I'm just loving these gorgeous digis, can't wait to colour you all lol
    thanks
    Claire xx

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  45. Happy Anniversary Nikki and team! :) Thank you for a brilliant HOP and giveaway! *Heres to many more years to come!* =) xx

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  46. What a gorgeous card and such a cute image!

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  47. Just got introduced to Polka Doodles. Love your images and what a great hop for your birthday! Just signed up to follow you. TFS

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  48. Love what you did with your cute girl! So pretty with all the paper, lace etc. Very inspirational!
    Blessings,
    Melitta Ball

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  49. First time to the Polkadoodles site, very impressed with how adorable these images are. I'm totally hooked! Thanks very much for the "candy!" Jan

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  50. Love love love your card Nikky, those flowers are scrumptious! Fabulous image and thanks for the fantastic freebie download, those papers are to die for!
    Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles!
    Julie x

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  51. Love the free digis for the HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  53. Happy Birthday and thanks so much for the super cute digi's.

    Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

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  54. Congrats on 5 awesome years. LOVELY card, Nikky... and it's so YOU - classy, quirky and adorably sassy! Here's to many more fruitful years of fun and friendship.
    hugs, Asha

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  55. Wonderful creation. Love all the 'little details'.

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  56. Happy birthday and thank you for the fab digis.

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  57. Wonderful images, great creations all along the hop.

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  58. WOW! Your arrangement is so stinkin cute! Love all the wonderful decoration and embellishment, so much to look at! Thanks also for the chances to win!
    hugs serafeena

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  59. Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles!!!

    Love your digi, it looks so sweet and can definately tell it's you!

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  60. The digi of you looks just like you! How fun is that! And I love the strawberry cream cake! Thank you so much for the digi and paper bundle! This is a fun blog hop! Your card is absolutely gorgeous - I love all the flowers and die cuts, gorgeous ribbon, and lovely sentiment! I am your newest follower - I would be so happy if you would hop over to my blog and follow me as well:

    http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

    Thank you for the best blog hop ever! Wishing you a joyful day!

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  61. I love the colour scheme for this card and how it ties in with the strawberry cake. Such a fun card with lots of different elements.

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  62. Amazing Card and Image I like it! And such a sweet image, thanks for the free download - Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles!
    CU hellerlittle

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  63. Brilliant Card, I need to layer more with bits & pieces, loads of inspiration xx

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  64. Super Creation - I like the fussy cut of the digital and all of the color choices and embellishments - thank for the hop enjoy your day!
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/2014/05/polkadoodles-birthday-blog-hop.html

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  65. wow love the card and the blog, thanks for the hop love it

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  66. Love that image and your project is wonderful! Great mini blog hop!

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  67. Happy Birthday Polka Doodles loved the hop and all those cute digi's you created!!
    hugs
    laney

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  68. Happy 5th Birthday!, i love the card it's so gorgeous and you made me smile about carrying the card around!!! lol!. Love polkadoodles!!

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  69. Wonderful card, lovely images to work with, thanks for sharing your beautiful works with us all. Thanks & Cheers Sue N x

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  70. Hi Nikki, great hop, I did it all wrong of course - linked up then realised I was supposed to hop first. Then didn't realise the digis of the team were free, then took ages to work out there was a code to use - then my account seemed to be gone so had to register a new one ..... but now I have collected all except you, and you are next mwhaaaaa! Love all of your digis, including yours especially the cake, which got me wondering what would be in my hand if you did me! (bar of chocolate I expect).
    Cazzy x

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  71. Nikky, Happy 5th birthday to Polkadoodles. I have been a fan of yours now for about 4-5 years and have many CDs and am now a Graph'it addict. You have done an amazing job on the digital images and papers of all your DT. They are all fantastic. I would love to be in with a chance of winning your candy. Am also on my way to do a blog post as well. Here's to the next 5 years!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  72. Happy 5th birthday to Polkadoodles! I love your image, it's just so good-mood. :) And the papers are fab! Thank you so much for great freebies and a chance to win your candy!

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  73. Fantastic card. Love the flowers! Adore the layout! Thanks so much for another adorable digi with great papers.... and a chance to win a CD!!
    Hugs,
    DebiB

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  74. Amazing card dearie.The digi of yourself is so fun - love the cake.As well as the fab papers.You have done everyone proud with the papers and digi's that you've Hugs Debbie xcreated.I am in awe.Thank you for the chance to win as well as the freebies.

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  75. Happy Birthday! Love your Digi and the card you have made with it! Many thanks for the freebie download xx

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  76. This is just absolutely amazing! Your card, digi and papers are perfect! What an awesome person you are who cares so much for your team! This has been a great hop! Thanks so much for all these chances to win!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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  77. Congratulations on your birthday and thank you for all your inspiration. this is a wonderful hop with really generous chances of winning. .

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  78. Happy 5th Birthday for Polka Doodles Nikky! Your card and digis are fab and you are always full of inspiration which is great! Many thanks! Best wishes Karen x

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  79. Happy 5th Birthday!! bit of a latecomer to PD, but everything's so lovely and there's lots of inspiration xx Amanda

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  80. Congratulations on your 5th birthday. You are a great inspiration in all your crafting expertise. Love watching you on Create and Craft. x

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  81. Congratulations! I love the polkadoodle products and al those lovely freebies on this bloghop.
    Your challenges are the first I am participating in..

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  82. Can I follow this blog on bloglovin as well? It doesn't show up when I do a search. Think I'll use the RS feed instead.

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  83. ha waaaa i love your digi, probably my favourite!! oh i loved this idea of me digi, that's so funny and fabulous and sweet!!! and your card is oh-my-god-so-stunning......waaaa!!
    i'm sure i saw it somewhere else, in a list of winners, but can't remember where....

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  84. Wowie, thats gorgeous. I'm a sucker for pink and those handmade flowers are just stunning.

    Huggsss, Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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  85. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! I had a blast, your card is so FUN and full of movement, I could not keep my eyes away, so I understand that you had a mini-me fun time with your flat-peep ;-)... Thanks again and HP Polkadoodles, may these past 5 years be just the beginning of a wonderful scrappy life!

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  86. oohh woooowww I adore the coloring of your Image and the full of flowers on your card totally Gorgeous card..loovee this hugs, Monika

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  87. Nikky a huge 5th birthday to Polka doodles, i love your CD's and downloads, keep up the great work and great card challenges every month.

    Dawn xx

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  88. Happy 5th Birthday! Loved looking at the fab blogs on the hop xx

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  89. What a fantastic birthday give away. I love your card, the design is fab xx

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  90. Happy 5th Birthday! I took my time arriving here (I was trying to catch up with Enfys's posts) but I did get here in the end. Your images of your team buddies are just awesome Nikki. Thanks so much for the freebies! I'm new to Polkadoodles, even if I have heard the name, but your images are really fun, so this may very well be the start of a new collection for me...

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  91. Nikki, can i ask who won the blog hop, I can not see it anywhere, or maybe I am just missing it somewhere?

    thanks

    Dawn

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