Sunday, 6 January 2019

Challenge #1 - Anything goes at Love 2 Create Mixed Media Challenge

Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019!

It's lovely to start the New Year with a brand new challenge for you all so here we go!

Firstly, if you are all mixed media and stamp fans make sure you check out 
Hochanda TV 
on Monday 7th January as Nikky will be on air with a brand new product launch of loveliness!
You can watch live or online during and after the shows HERE
or just go to the Polkadoodles website to find all the latest release - it's fabulous!

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 January so there's loads of time to play along.
Our sponsor for 2019 is Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop below.

-O-WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE ARE AT THE END OF THIS POST -O-
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...

Corry  I have made this project for your inspiration.
I made the background with distress ink and sprinkled it with water. After that I used stencils and text stamps.  I colored and cut out the girl, and glued it on the background. Then I stamped the flowers, bird, and butterflies, and blended it with chlorine. I punched the flowers in the hair and finished with some glitter here and there.
The products that I worked with are:

Belle-papillon clearstamp set


Terry: I have made a colorfull card to send you Loads of Wishes for the new year....
I worked on the background with Distress Oxide, background stamps from different stampsets. When the background was dried up I stamped some flowers on the card. I colored them with Distress Inks. Than I stamped some butterflies from the clearstampset from Polkadoodles and colored those with Distress Inks. On top of the flowers and the butterflies I played with Nuvo drops, to give them a bit of a 3D look. Last but not least I stamped the sentiment on the card. 



The products that I worked with are:


Jane - Happy New Year everyone! I have decorated a MDF tag with papers, stencil paste and stamps. I then added die-cuts and download images and a stamped and embossed sentiments.
Polkadoodles goodies used:
Super Sprigs Die Set
Nikky...I love our Believe in Angels collection, really scrummy products for anything Mixed Media, I had a blast making these...



The products that I used are:
GORGEOUS PROJECTS FROM THE TEAM!


WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 15
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 L2Cwk1001 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 us HERE if you'd like to join in the fun!. 
The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month and we'd just like to thank you for entering our challenges during 2018.  
This is the last challenge of the year - wow! But we will be back as normal on 6th January so have an amazing Xmas and New Year! 
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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Challenge #15 - Anything goes at Love 2 Create Challenges

Welcome back to another challenge! Wow, December already, where did that come from??

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 31st December 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...

Corry  I made a christmas card for your inspiration....

I used the beautiful stamp winterflurries from Polkadoodles.  I stamped the swirl with embossing ink and powder.   Then I stamped and masked the christmasballs.After that, I stamped the trees and added some accents here and there...


The stamp I used is winterflurries...

Jan ~ For my project today I have altered this cheapy frame, It started life out being white, I used black Gesso on it (at this stage my hubby asked why I did'nt just buy a black frame!!!) I used  a little Bronze Guilding wax over. On some black card stock I stamped using Distress inks. I finished off making some stars I used texture paste through a stencil , the used black gesso and again finishing off with guilding wax....

Polkadoodles Goodies used


Jane - I have made a card this time using paste, paint, watercolours and two adorable gnomes!!

Polkadoodles Essential Shopping


Terry For this month's challenge I have worked with bright colors, I played with different colors for the background and stamped with Distress Inks. I wanted to create a flowerarrangement with different clearstampsets. One of them is the Stamp Soup Regal Peacock, this set is really wonderfull to create your own flowers. On top of the flowers I have played with Accents to give the flowers a bit of 3D effect. Last but not least I placed the Sending Special Wished sentiment. 


The products that I worked with are:

Lou Sims: I have used a selection of Polkadoodles 'Believe in Angels' stamps & stencils -which is a huge collection - recently launched on Hochanda to create a stampbord photo frame. Stamps sets used: Flower Power 1 & Forever Special Angel alongside the 'Unicorn & Rainbows' stencils . A step by step tutorial can be found on my blog along with matching photos.



WINNERS FROM CHALLENGE 14
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 us HERE if you'd like to join in the fun!. 
The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month and we'd just like to thank you for entering our challenges during 2018.  
This is the last challenge of the year - wow! But we will be back as normal on 6th January so have an amazing Xmas and New Year!

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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!. 
The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month ...
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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!. 
The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month ...
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