Sunday, 4 November 2018

Challenge #14, Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! 

As always, the theme this month is  
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge.
The challenge closes 27th November so there's loads of time to play along.

Our sponsor for 2018 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher 
from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org) - this voucher can be spent across the whole store, so you can use it on dies, stamps, papers, whatever you wish...
make sure you check out their store below, they have lots of fab products including stamps, dies, papers, digis and much more...



Now let's check out the inspiration from our talented design team...

GDT Katrina For me, all paths lead to the barn/manger animals for Christmas Eve!  This adorable angel is called Little Tree and she and her little lamb are so perfect traveling off to the barn with her lantern for the evening.  
These Angels are available in a Big Kahuna Full Winnie Angel Set, a Big Kahuna Colored Winnie Angel Set, and a Big Kahuna Digi Stamp Winnie Angel Set.  I chose to work with the digital stamp and color her with Copic markers and gel pens.  
The gorgeous paper is from Belle Papillon.  The path is made of letters from Sticks and Bones and the beautiful lyrics are from Winnie in Winterland.  
Barn paper is Painted Wood.  The barn is actually the church (with some modifications) from Love and Kisses!  
I added some stamping, laces, burlap, twine, star embellishments, splatter painting, button, crocheted flower, and inks from my stash.


  
Jan I have recently discovered my love for canvas's ~For this one I painted over with Ecoline's , then using rice paper and stamps , a script stamp , Stencil with Oxides ,some glass buttons, a few pearls. I made the hanger from flower wire , made a paper dress and attached a flower and some bling


Polkadoodles Goodies that I used
Posy Doodles ~Paper (for dress) 

Jane - I have used some of the stunning new Polkadoodles stamps and stencils to decorate a canvas panel. Lots of paints sprays and texture paste too.


Polkadoodles Loveliness
Flower Power 2 Clear Stamp Set
Terry: I have made an Autumn card for your inspiration, The background was made with Distress Oxides and Distress Inks. I have chosen the autumn colors. I worked with lots of different stamps I build up my flowers and colored the flowers with Zig Markers, on top of the flowers I played with a white pen and some Glossy Accents. 
Last but not least I have placed the Sentiment onto my card.



The products that I have worked with are:


Corry   I made a card with little ghosth for your inspiration

At first I stamped the flowers at the bottom,
Then I stamped the same flowers on maskingtape and masked the flowers on the card.
i used distressink for the backgroud.
I colored the flowers with ziggmarkers and i made the stars with gold embossingpowder.
Finally I stamped and bleached the little ghost.

the products that I worked with are

Nikky...We have a brand new collection called BELIEVE IN ANGELS over at Polkadoodles this week so it's the perfect timing for me to show you some of my makes, head over to the store and take a look at some of the lovely products...





All made using this fab new collection which is perfect for anything mixed media! You can rewatch the Hochanda shows here...

and of course you can find everything online at Hochanda.com or in the Polkadoodles.com store!

WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 13
Thankyou everyone who entered this challenge - we really loved looking round your blogs, you all left us some awesome work to look at!

Our Random winner chosen by Random.org is:
Well done!
PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Store.
  To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Please include this claim code L2Cwk13001 in your email and allow 14 working days for a reply please.
TOP DT FAVOURITES
We really could NOT only pick 3 this week there were some outstanding entries! SO here are a few favourites you all need to take a look at if you didnt already!

A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on the next challenge.
  Just in case you have missed any winners posts, previous winners, Top 3 and GDT's can be found on our 'Winners Page' at the top of the blog.


Just add your entry below in Mr Linky below!

We would love you to join us as GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges, just add email usHERE if you'd like to join in the fun!. 
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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Challenge #13, Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! 

As always, the theme this month is  
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge.
The challenge closes 30th October so there's loads of time to play along.

Our sponsor for 2018 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher 
from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org) - this voucher can be spent across the whole store, so you can use it on dies, stamps, papers, whatever you wish...make sure you check out their store below, they have lots of fab products including stamps, dies, papers, digis and much more...
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT...


GDT Katrina  - Here's ULA Be a Mermaid in Swishy Tail mood!  This is a large bookmark for my planner.. you know, so I can mark those "swishy tail kind of days"! 
I started by adhering this adorable Polkadoodles ULA digi to a starfish die cut and cut it with my Cricut.  I then added some Copic coloring, gel marker to her tail and Liquid Glass to the shell.  I inked around the starfish and added some white gel pen to the smaller starfish.  I printed the sentiment onto the tag die cut from Polkadoodles Winston Collection and cut it with the Cricut, also.  
Now comes the messy fun!  I sprayed the tag with homemade mist.  I made this mist with ink, metallic paint and water.  I started with the light blue and then added green for the next layer of spray.  Next, I got out some Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel and applied it over a stencil.  I sprayed with the green again and then a light mist of Color Bloom Spray (Glistening Waves) by Prima.  
The sand was sort of an experiment.  I covered a sand die cut with Ranger Crackle Paste and sprinkled embossing powder over it.  I then heat set it.  I added a couple of layers to that.  I then applied some glitter glue and sprinkled some teal seed pearls over that.  Once dry, I adhered it to the bottom of the tag.
My net is a piece of wall repair tape.  I inked it and stretched it out of shape and adhered it.  I added some sparkles and twine/ribbon/cheesecloth to the top.


Jan For my project this time I made a tag, the background was made using Brusho's and Oxide inks, I also used a brick stencil and doodled around. 



Polkadoodles Goodies used
Daisy Friends Stamp Set

Jane - I have decorated a piece of grey board today using texture paste, stencils and metallic paint. I also added some of the fabulous Polkadoodles dies and this GORGEOUS Winnie stamp.

Polkadoodles Products Used

Julia Hi there, I have decorated a 8"v8" canvas using book paper, & watercolours to create a galaxy sky effect, I have then gone over it with heavy Gel Medium and some polkadoodles Stencils. I then highlighted the texture using gilding wax. Finally I added my unicorn from Octavia - Frosted Winter and blinged her up with some embellishments from my stash. If you would like to see the full process of how I created this you can find it here..


Accents Stencil



Terry: I have made my first Christmas card for your inspiration. I worked on the background with black acrylic paint, when it was dry I played with Purple, Blue and White Acrylic Paints. I have stamped the cute Robin Branch Stampset, this cute stamp comes with a Die set too did you know?? isn't it just fabulous....This time I used only the stampset. And the little stars that I embossed are from the Winter Flurries Stamp Set. The branch is from the Robin Branch Stampset too and I colored it with Pencils and after that I played with glitter frost. And last but not least I stamped the Season's Greetings and embossed it with white embossingpowder. 



The products that I worked with are:


 Cute Robin Branch Stampset and Die Cut set

 Winter Flurries Clearstamp set



And here is our NEW teamie, Corry's card. she will post herself in November but to make you curious what she makes, here is her first card.


Corry I want to show you my first card that I made for polkadoodles.
The background I made with distress ink and a mask .
At first I stamped the flowers on the background,
then I stamped another flower and cut it out of its paper.
I colored the flower with alcohol ink and placed it on the top on the stamping flower on the background.
The same thing I did with the butterfly. Then I stamped the little flowers and applied glitter accent.


Some of the products that I have used are:


WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 12
Thankyou everyone who entered this challenge - we really loved looking round your blogs, you all left us some awesome work to look at!


Our Random winner chosen by Random.org is:

#33 Veana R - Well done!



PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Store.
  To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Please include this claim code L2Cwk12001 in your email and allow 14 working days for a reply please.

TOP DT FAVOURITES

#1 Alice
#13 Sara
#48 Margreet

A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on the next challenge.
  Just in case you have missed any winners posts, previous winners, Top 3 and GDT's can be found on our 'Winners Page' at the top of the blog.


Just add your entry below in Mr Linky below!


We would love you to join us as GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges, just add email usHERE if you'd like to join in the fun!. 
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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Challenge #12, Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! 

As always, the theme this month is  
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge.
The challenge closes 26/9/18 so there's loads of time to play along.

Our sponsor for 2018 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.
PRIZE: $10 gift voucher 
from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org) - this voucher can be spent across the whole store, so you can use it on dies, stamps, papers, whatever you wish...make sure you check out their store below, they have lots of fab products...
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT...


Katrina GDT This is ULA ~ Don't Listen-Life Journal!  You can find her here
These images and sentiments are perfect for journaling.  I was inspired to use this in my faith journal with the twist of holding your tongue ~ something I sometimes have an issue doing!  I tend to open my mouth when it really should stay closed! 
ULA has eight other moods you can check out over at Polkadoodles ~ here

Julia Another Journal Page from me this month. I created the background just dragging some distress inks down the page. I added some details with stencils and stamping, I used some elements from the fabulous Posy Doodle collection to be a feature, finally I highlighted some of the elements on my page using the transparent Nuvo drops .. full details on my Blog:
Polkadoodles Image: ULA Don't Listen
Polkadoodles Paper:  Octavia

Accents Stencil


Jan I have been playing with one of my mini Pink Pig books , and this is page 1. Hastings beach
The sun was most definatly shining the day we visited. I have used Distress inks on the background, and then used lots of Polkadoodles Stamps and Stencils, Lots more details and photos can be found on my blog
Polkadoodle Goodies
Oceania Stamp Set
Starfish & Sancastles

Gemma I loved experimenting on this canvas board, I used Nikky's wonderful stamps to decorate and create my focal images, but I mixed them with tester pots of paint from my local DIY store because I really liked the colours next to each other on the wall. Pop over to my blog for more details on how I painted this canvas.



Jane - My MDF plaque is decorated with one of the amazing Polkadoodles stencils and clear stamp sets, with texture paste, metallic paints, waxes and mica flakes! Phew!! More detail and pictures on my blog.
Gorgeous Polkadoodles Products
Terry: I have worked on a card for you for this months challenge, I played with waterpaints in the background. This time I decided to go for blue's. I worked with the sentiments stamp and all sorts of tiny background stamps from Polkadoodles amazing clearstamp sets. The butterfly is colored with waterpaints also stamped on the background. Than I stamped another set of butterflies and glued it onto the stamped butterfly. Last but not least I stamped the sentiment onto my card.

Some of the products that I have played with are:



WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 11
Thankyou everyone who entered this challenge - we really loved looking round your blogs, you all left us some awesome work to pore over!

Our Random winner chosen by Random.org is:
#45 Carol J - well done!
PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Store.
  To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Please include this claim code L2Cwk11001 in your email and allow 14 working days for a reply please.

TOP DT FAVOURITES
no particular order, we couldnt choose just 3 this week there were some STUNNING entries, you need to check out all of these!...

82 Toni
49 Paper Whims
94 Sue Tarby - WOW!! EVERYONE really needs to see this piece of work, it's incredible, please take a look and leave Sue a little love ; )
36 Paperlotta (for making us smile)
39 Kate Yetter
22 Danielalart
81 Sara'scloset

A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on the next challenge.
  Just in case you have missed any winners posts, previous winners, Top 3 and GDT's can be found on our 'Winners Page' at the top of the blog.

Just add your entry below in Mr Linky below!
We would love you to join us as GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges, just add email us HERE if you'd like to join in the fun!. 
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Sunday, 5 August 2018

Challenge #11, Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! 

As always, the theme this month is  
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge.
The challenge closes 28th August so there's loads of time to play along.

Our sponsor for 2018 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher 
from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org) - this voucher can be spent across the whole store, so you can use it on dies, stamps, papers, whatever you wish...make sure you check out their store below, they have lots of fab products...
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT...



Katrina Hi there Katrina joining in for this month's Love 2 Create with a journal page  I created. 

Products from Polkadoodles
Paper:  Polkadoodles Winnie in Winterland 
Digi:  Polkadoodles Knowledge is Everything
Die Cuts:  Polkadoodles ~ Small NotesLarge Notes, and Flowers

Gemma - Sharing a door hanger with you all today using the small stamps from some great Polkadoodle sets and acrylic paint. More details can be found on my blog. 


Products from Polkadoodles


Jan ~ Hi there Jan here to share a little mixed media tag, I really enjoyed making this , I used a stencil in the background randomly using modelling paste for bubbles, covered with Distress Oxide inks, then stamped, painted and played

Products used from Polkadoodles
Stamp Sets
&
Stencil  - Accents Stencil

Julia I have made a page for my Journal. I used some Acrylic paints and dragged them across the page with a pallet knife. I used some of the gorgeous stencils available from Polkadoodles to build up the layers and added some details using some elements from the Blooming Posy Doodles Paper kit and some doodling, had a blast making this page.
Products From Polkadoodles:
Stamps:
Stencils:
Great Outdoors

Jane - I took a small canvas and covered it with texture paste, mica sprays and some of the fabulous Polkadoodles Clear Stamps, then created a tag for a 'walk in the winter' theme.
Polkadoodles Products
Trees Stencil

Terry: I made a simple but really colorfull card completely covered the background with waterpaint and worked with the sentiment stamp from the Stampset from Polkadoodles, love the sentiment stamp you can use it for anything you want too. I than colored the flower and the butterfly so they would fit in the background. A nice sentiment on it and my card for a birthday for example is ready to go.......to a friend lol.....

The products that I worked with are:

Belle Papillon A5 Clear Stampset Polkadoodles

Bella Fleur A5 Clear Stampset Polkadoodles



WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 10
Thankyou everyone who entered this challenge - we really loved looking round your blogs, you all left us some awesome work to pore over!
Our Random winner chosen by Random.org is:
94 Sara Emily # - well done!
PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Store.
  To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Please include this claim code L2Cwk10001 in your email and allow 14 working days for a reply please.

TOP DT FAVOURITES
no particular order, we couldnt choose just 3 this week there were some STUNNING entries, you need to check out all of these!...

34 Toni
64 Kate Yetter
69 Carol J
81 Nancy Hill
90 Paper Beauty AK

A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on the next challenge.
  Just in case you have missed any winners posts, previous winners, Top 3 and GDT's can be found on our 'Winners Page' at the top of the blog.

Just add you entry below in Mr Linky and if you would like to appear as a GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges, just add GDT after your name. The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month ...
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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Challenge #10, Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! 

As always, the theme this month is  
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes
You don't have to use Polkadoodles products to enter the challenge.
The challenge closes 31 Juy 2018 so there's loads of time to play along.

Our sponsor for 2018 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.

PRIZE: $10 gift voucher 
from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org) - this voucher can be spent across the whole store, so you can use it on dies, stamps, papers, whatever you wish...make sure you check out their store below, they have lots of fab products...
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT...

Nikky...I've used the fab Chipboard fairy door kit for this project, combined with our Posydoodles stamps. I find you barely need to add anything to the chipboard anyway, but all I did was paint it with gesso and then add a little Vintage Photo distress ink to the edges and glue down all the pieces, tucking in a little reindeer moss along the way. I stamped flowers and embossed with white embossing powder then just added a sprinkle of my fave Frantage powders and that was it...
... and this is a 2nd version of this kit - completely different when it uses bright colours! These papers and stamps were all from this Splash of Summer kit here....


Gemma- I have an altered house shaped chipboard blank to share with you all today that I used some wonderful Polkadoodles stamps on along with different paints and sprays from my stash. More details can be found on my blog.
Products from Polkadoodles
Time to BloomJu


Terry: I have made a card for you this month with Summer colors, I worked on the background with Distress Oxides and played with lots of stamps from Belle Papillon and Regal Peacock. Just love both stampsets especially the smaller stamps are very versatile. I have colored the butterflies with the same colors Distress Oxides and all the smaller flowers too, to fit everything together. I hope I am giving you some inspiration for this month's challenge


Julia I there I have made a little mixed media card, I actually went for a walk and picked up some sticks especially for this project. I also used some packaging to create a textured background. The card was inspired by Nikky's gorgeous new Critters collection which you can find here 
I used the Foxy Fun Felt kit for the little Felt mushroom and the Nuts about you stamp set to create the little Acorns and then the dies from Beary Hugs for the foliage. Full details on my blog.



WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 9
Thankyou everyone who entered this challenge - we really loved looking round your blogs, you all left us some awesome work to pore over!
Our Random winner chosen by Random.org is: 
#51 Meeta Bhelotia - well done!
PRIZE: $10 gift voucher to the Polkadoodles Store. 

  To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Please include this claim code L2Cwk9001 in your email and allow 14 working days for a reply please.
 


TOP DT FAVOURITES no particular order, we couldnt choose just 3 this week there were some STUNNING entries, you need to check out all of these!... 

#51 Meeta Bhelotia
#23 Zahraa 
#1 Carol Gill (so pretty Carol!)
#6 Kathyk 
#12 papermona 
#71 Paper beauty 
#52 Creative smiles
 To be honest, we had to just end the list there as we could have had about 20, we have some seriously talented people who enter this challenge, thankyou all so much! 

A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on the next challenge. 
  Just in case you have missed any winners posts, previous winners, Top 3 and GDT's can be found on our 'Winners Page' at the top of the blog. 

Just add you entry below in Mr Linky and if you would like to appear as a GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges, just add GDT after your name. The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month ...
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