Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Mini Layout by Sabrina

Hi! Today it's Sabrina posting...
 I want to show you the mini LO I created with the fantastic Winnie Winterland - Big Kahuna Digital Bundle Bundle... I created it really in no time because of the many colorful images contained in this extraordinary Bundle !!!!
I love Polkadoodles because, thanks to its digis, they are able to accomplish in a short time a lot of projects just like this my LO! Its SVGs are versatile and allow us to include them in any of our projects!
I printed three different kit cards, some of the present embellishments and the tags ... between one card and the other I inserted a thick one, this is because I like to move my work ... a few minutes and my Christmas project it's ready!
I hope to have inspired you!
A Sabrina hug xx

Saturday, 28 October 2017

October/November at Polkadoodles

Wow! It's been so long since we posted - a sign of how busy it's been during September and October!
We've had so many new releases launching we've just not been able to keep up, so today its a little catchup post...
You might have seen our recent international DT call - we had some lovely entries and the call is always ongoing, we're always looking for new talented people to join us. We do have some amazingly super talented people who have joined us and today we have this fabulous tag which was created by Sabrina Lamarina - make sure you check out her blog!

Hi everyone today I show you how fast it is to create a greeting card thanks to Flying a Kite Design Sheet - Winnie Special Moments craft digi download. This cute tag was created using the fabulous embellishments of Winnie Fruit Punch Embellies Bundle - Printable Crafting Digital Stamp Craft Scrapbooking Download  and sentiment Quotes - Winnie Special Moments craft digi download. I then used the tags in my Winnie Winterland - Big Kahuna digital craft download Bundle and retrieved with my silhoutte cameo...
 I love all the digs and svg because they are very versatile and allow me to play a lot with my cameo creating basics and embellishments for my cards! the embellishments and the digi were glued with the thickened dye, and for the fairy dots I used the melting pot ... they are so brilliant...wow these digi are so versatile!See how easy it is to make a greeting card and give a smile at the celebration?LOL
a Kiss Sabrina Lamarina chicca e i little mice

Friday, 1 September 2017

Summer Breeze with Yvette Harvey/Daisytrail

Yvette Harvey has been really busy with some of our digikits - we just adore this gorgeous digi scrap layout she's made using the SUMMER BREEZE Kit which you can find HERE. 

Some of you might not realise you can go truly hybrid with our images and use them for both cards AND scrapbooking, so this week I'm going to share some great layouts made by Linda Wallace and Yvette Harvey who are really well known in the Serif community.

Over the next week I'll be sharing lots of their great digi scrap layouts here for you to drool over and to make it more interesting here is a fabulous big fat discount code you can use against this kit!....
 Your special 25% off code is
DIGISCRAP
(expires 30/9/17) - 
**important** VALID ONLY in this section of the store HERE
ENJOY!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

LEMON TOPS DIGISCRAP KIT

Thanks to Linda Wallace for sharing another few creations from her favourite digikits today - gorgeous digi scrap layouts made using the LEMONTOPS KIT which you can find HERE. 


Over the next week I'll be sharing lots of their great digi scrap layouts here for you to drool over and to make it more interesting here is a fabulous big fat discount code you can use against this kit!....
 Your special 25% off code is
DIGISCRAP
(expires 30/9/17) - 
**important** VALID ONLY in this section of the store HERE
ENJOY!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

TROPICAL SORBET DIGI SCRAP KIT

Yvette Harvey has been busy creating more beautiful layouts for us, we just adore her digiscrap style! Gorgeous digi scrap layouts made using the TROPICAL SORBET KIT which you can find HERE. 


Over the next week I'll be sharing lots of their great digi scrap layouts here for you to drool over and to make it more interesting here is a fabulous big fat discount code you can use against this kit!....
 Your special 25% off code is
DIGISCRAP
(expires 30/9/17) - 
**important** VALID ONLY in this section of the store HERE
ENJOY!



Monday, 28 August 2017

BERRY CRUSH DIGI SCRAP KIT

Yvette and Linda been working with more digikits today - gorgeous digi scrap layouts made using the BERRY CRUSH KIT which you can find HERE. 


Over the next week I'll be sharing lots of their great digi scrap layouts here for you to drool over and to make it more interesting here is a fabulous big fat discount code you can use against this kit!....
 Your special 25% off code is
DIGISCRAP
(expires 30/9/17) - 
**important** VALID ONLY in this section of the store HERE
ENJOY!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Fabulous Day!

Hi!

Time to pop over to Claire's blog today and see some the last of her beautiful makes which were published in the magazine  - make sure you follow her blog, it's very inspiring and she also demo's for Docrafts down in Eastbourne so watch out for her in your local stores!

Check out her blog HERE for more info on this gorgeous make....



Friday, 25 August 2017

Tag you're it!...

 Happy Friday!

Make sure you check out the  
new Polkadoodles Challenge post today HERE - a great chance to win some lovely digis and we just love to see your work so please head over and play in the Challenge, you have to be in it to win it!

In the meantime, you can also enter the current DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE too - HERE!

Today we're taking a look at some beautiful tags made by Zeljka, make sure you pop over to her blog and grab her special FREE BLOG CANDY!!

Don't miss it!!


Thursday, 24 August 2017

25% off Digi Scrap Kits at Polkadoodles

As many of you know by now, Serif have closed the Daisytrail store and community doors after many years of bringing you great digikits which you can use with your CraftArtist software.

Here at Polkadoodles we have always tried to ensure that your digi kits you purchase from us are flexible and easy to make into your own Pack files and digikits - all our files are simply either JPG, PNG or PDF based, so you can open them with almost any software on the planet if you wish! This year we've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you more of the Daisytrail kits but alas, the shop is now closed, fateful timing really!!

So please make sure you head over to the Polkadoodles Digi Store where you can easily pull ANY of our kits into CraftArtist any time you like.
The added bonus is we give you lifetime access to your downloads too, they're all stored in your account on the website so you can't lose them (other than us changing the website provider which is very unlikely).

Some of you might not realise you can go truly hybrid with our images and use them for both cards AND scrapbooking, so this week I'm going to share some great layouts made by Linda Wallace and Yvette Harvey who are really well known in the Serif community.

Over the next week I'll be sharing lots of their great digi scrap layouts here for you to drool over and to make it more interesting here is a fabulous big fat discount code you can use against this kit!....
 Your special 25% off code is
DIGISCRAP
(expires 30/9/17) - 
**important** VALID ONLY in this section of the store HERE
ENJOY!


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Grab your discount code today on digis!

Today is our mega discount day over at Polkadoodles - yay!

So make sure you go and check out the discount codes on our Digi Choosday blog

Remember - this code always ends midnight Tuesday and is for 24 hours only so don't miss it!
xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

Want to win a voucher for Polkadoodles?

Make sure you check out today's new challenge over on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog - it's your weekly chance to win some lovely Polkadoodles goodies!


xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Big Discounts today...

Today is our mega discount day over at Polkadoodles - yay!

So make sure you go and check out the discount codes on our Digi Choosday blog

Remember - this code always ends midnight Tuesday and is for 24 hours only so don't miss it!
xx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Coming up Roses...

Hi!

It's time for us to visit another fabulous blog full of inspiration today, so we're heading off across Europe where Zeljka has this wonderful creation to share with us...

Zeljka...:" This week's task was to create a project using a design sheet, so I decided to play with HELGA HIPPO.
I used the HELGA HIPPO - DESIGN SHEET 11 DUO and created a card. I didn't use any backing papers because I felt that these colors already gave enough softness andwarmth to the card on their own..."

You can find the products Zeljka used HERE -->  HELGA HIPPO - DESIGN SHEET 11 DUO

Friday, 11 August 2017

Today's chance to win!

Make sure you check out today's new challenge over on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog - it's your weekly chance to win some lovely Polkadoodles goodies!


xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Christmas Robin Cuddles

Hi!

Today we're taking a visit to a lovely project which is featured over on the TipTopToppers blog. Ruth has been on the Polkadoodles DT since day one, way way back in May 2009! Wow! ...

Ruth: "The DT were challenged to go with a Christmas theme and I've made a cute Christmas card using one of the new release clear stamps - Christmas Robin Cuddles.  Coloured with Aquamarkers and watercolour pencils.  I've then used random things I found in my stash to finish the card off (amazing what I find when I'm having a tidy up!)

I have a feeling the Ponisetta is from Hobbycraft which I bought in a sale a few years ago and the swirly bits are from a little X Cut die - I've just layered them up.  Half pears are also from my stash. "

Make sure you check out Ruth's blog for lots more amazing inspiration!...

You can get this fabulously gorgeous Robin stamp HERE --> Christmas Robin Cuddles


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Grab your discount today!

Today is our mega discount day over at Polkadoodles - yay!

So make sure you go and check out the discount codes on our Digi Choosday blog

Remember - this code always ends midnight Tuesday and is for 24 hours only so don't miss it!
xx

Friday, 4 August 2017

Your chance to win some Polkadoodles goodies!

Make sure you check out today's new challenge over on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog - it's your weekly chance to win some lovely Polkadoodles goodies!


xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Mega Discount Day!

Today is our mega discount day over at Polkadoodles - yay!

So make sure you go and check out the discount codes on our Digi Choosday blog

Remember - this code always ends midnight Tuesday and is for 24 hours only so don't miss it!
xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Friday Catchup...

Wow, what a busy week it's been here!

New releases galore, lots and lots more to come in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled for papers, stamps and who knows what else! ; )

In the meantime don't forget it's Challenge Day over on the Challenge blog today, so make sure you check it out and enter - don't forget anyone can win, the prizes are random so it's not all about the best most talented crafter...

And of course, you still have time to enter the Digi Choosday challenge too HERE...

So today I want to roundup the week with a whole host of new samples from last week's show which I havent shown you yet, so here goes, photo heavy, get a cuppa!...












We still have lots more to show you so I'll be back with more tomorrow! Phew!!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

He's on his way!...Christmas preview...

Yes, the big man will soon be here, the dreaded C word is just around the corner and when you get back from your summer holidays it will be EVERYWHERE...

Christmas is here! Well, almost!...

You can get our latest 2017 Christmas Stamp releases on pre-order now for delivery end of July...

I have to say I LOVE this release, there isn't one stamp set I don't love...

You can see all NINE sets and order yours HERE, we won't have a ton of stock, so when these have gone, they're gone and won't be coming back this year...
  
We've purposely put these into smaller sets so they're really affordable AND collectable, but most of all, usable sizes that will make beautiful cards and Xmas projects. A lot of these stamps are completely usable all year round too!...

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Regal Peacock Stamp Soup Samples and next Create & Craft TV dates

I'm back today with lots more of the gorgeous samples which were on last week's TV show...
and to also let you know to watch out for us again on
Create & Craft TV....
17th July at 2pm and 7pm 
- and that means if you're in the USA or a different timezone you can watch us LIVE online at www.createandcraft.com!

So let's get to the stars of the show, the samples. If you've been a little busy, this is all about our gorgeous new Stamp Soup release, Regal Peacock...
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/stamp-soup-regal-peacock-large-a5-stamp-set/
I just adore this colourful canvas board by Anjie McChesney - so bright and cheerful! Anjie use the Regal Peacock stamps together with our gorgeous Ula digi to create this fun piece perfect as a gift (although it would be on my wall LOL)....
Next we go to this beautiful make and this photo really does NOT do this justice, it's one of my favourites from the show...I think Claire Chapman (sorry if that's wrong) made this one and she's created this really magical feel to this peacock...the head is actually a fleur de lys stamp! Epic! But I love how she has everything really soft and floaty and the added glitter is devine although it's much more sparkly in real life...see if you can see it on the counter on the show video in my last post below...
Next a simple but stunning make - here Bev has stamped the bottom layer and embossed with gold to get all that stunning details, then just made the flower and cut the petals and layered in different colours...love how she put the ribbon BEHIND the flower, clever....

And then this one is a 3D one I made - everyone loved this technique when I did it with the previous Stamp Soup sets so if it works, do it again, LOL! I just simply stamped 3 flowers using the petal/butterfly stamp, and cut them out. So only 3 cuts! Then I just shaped the petals and glued them in the centre to make it look really 3D. Obviously you'd need to send this in a frame or box but I love making cards like this, they become a gift the recipient can put on a wall...


And finally for today - a flat card to show how you can just build up those layers and make it whatever you want it to be. I'm a little obsessed with daisy shapes so I kept it really simple, you could make this in 15 minutes...
If you love all these samples and want to see more of the Regal Peacock Stamp Soup set you can see it here in the Polkadoodles store...
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/stamp-soup-regal-peacock-large-a5-stamp-set/

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Stamp Soup - Regal Peacock and a return to Create & Craft TV

Create & Craft TV with new products...
Did you see our latest Create & Craft TV show on Thursday?
It's been a while since we last hit your screens back in December 2016 for obvious reasons but it was lovely to be back on air and we had an almost sellout show.  We're going to be sharing some of the amazing samples from the show and the Design Team to help give you all some fabulous inspiration without having to put your TV on permanent pause to try and see the detail!

So first up we thought we'd better start you off right away with my demo card from the show as I know (and hope!) lots of you are going to be making this one!

So here are the products which were featured on the show this week: 

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/new/pre-order-items/


And you can WATCH THE SHOW HERE


 Our brand new Regal Peacock Soup stamp set proved a huge hit, which of course we knew it would because you all just love this unique concept.  Although we've called this Peacock, this absolutely is NOT all about Peacocks - as always there are 1000s (not 100s) of things you can create with this set including the usual miriad of flowers, butterflies, birds, trees, leaves etc...and Xmas too!

In addition we showcased the fabulous Toadstool die and the Elegant Flourish dies which are 2 of our favourites and perfect to co-ordinate with the stamps of course.

We also launched a brand new Collectors Copy of Ula - this special kit includes some additional thigns to the original release - you also have 35 beautiful designer papers, cutting masks for Ula, coloured background Ula stamps and 10 fabulous cutting stencil/masks which can be used with a Silhoutte or Scan N Cut machine to create your own stencils - and they are FAB!

So let's get to the inspiration!...
If you watched the video above you will see this is the very peacock I demo'd on the show - so now you can make it! PLEASE watch the clip as this is so SO easy but it gives you this phenomenal result! Anyone can do this, whether you are a beginner crafter or advanced...I'm always always about showing you how to make things the easy peasy way. I'm an intensely lazy crafter so nothing I do is ever difficult...it can sometimes be a little time consuming maybe, but never unachievable, simply because I have short attention span and lose interest too quickly...if you can't be bothered to watch the video (fair enough!) all you need to make this is the Regal Peacock stamps (above) and some watercolours or inks. Oh and the die but that's an optional extra as you saw!...
I made mine HUGE, but just make the tail smaller by adding less feathers if you want to make this into a more manageable card - it works great as an 8 x 8" size, if you go much smaller you might start to struggle but I'm sure you'll come up with your own interpretations and we have more coming up in the next few days!...
 I also wanted to show you this amazing hanger made by Louise Sims. I just  love the colours on this - I always love everything she makes so make sure you go and check out her blog HERE.
 We'll be back soon with lots more samples from the show!
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