Sunday 24 September 2017

Challenge 1 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes!

Good morning and a big warm welcome to our new challenge, our very first challenge sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles!!
Polkadoodles Ltd

The challenge will run monthly (think one runs til the end of October) so you've got plenty of time to play along and you can use any products to enter!
There are a few more exciting changes too as we'll be having monthly tutorials from the DT, some awesome Guest Designers and  best of all ...... amazing prizes!!!
We often think about supercute images and gorgeous digital downloads when we think of Polkadoodles but the lovely Nikky Hall has a lot more up her sleeve that that.

Have you seen the beautiful range of stamps, dies and papers that you can find at Polkadoodles???

We didn't want to change everything though so we're sticking with the theme of
Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
prize: Sponsored by Polkadoodles you can win these fab goodies!...
a big A5 clear stamp set and a 6x6" paper pad - both stunning and worth approx £23/$30!
So check out the inspiration from our DT and get crafting to be in with a chance of winning! As you can see our talented teamies have been busy working their mixed media magic for you .....

Terry: Hi there and welcome to our new Challenge Blog. I have a little project made for your inspiration. I worked on the background with lots of autumn colors and sprayed water on the inks to make em work on the card.. When the inks were dried up I played with a stencil and some Light Modelling Paste....After that I worked with some PanPastels in between the stencil and colored the cracks from the crackle. And to top it all off I placed a butterfly that I colored with PanPastels and crackle. I have placed some sentiments to finish my project
Gemma - Wow so we have some exciting new changes happening here and I hope you will all continue with us on this mixed media journey. I have a piece to share with you all today that I created on canvas board using beautiful papers and embellishments from the Polkadoodles Belle Papillion downloadables. More details can be found on my blog, but I glued the papers in place with gel mediums and added texture and colour with beaded gel and Gelatos. 

Lou: I've used the Royal Peacock stamps, loose water colouring techniques and the yummy Toadstool border die to create my wall handing. More details and photos can be found on my blog.

Gorgeous projects girls!

Don't forget to pop back every Sunday as we've got stacks of inspiration for you. Next week we've got a tutorial from Claire, here's a sneak peek the project Claire will be sharing

 and the week after we'll be welcoming our very first Guest Designer!!

We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:
1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize must be claimed within 10 days or it will be offered to a random winner from the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter.

The challenge will run until 30th October and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 26th November 2017!!

Add your link below to be in with a chance of being our lucky winner or Top 3 honours.
Good luck everyone!!
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Sunday 3 September 2017

Challenge 16 Winners and a little clue!!

Good morning crafty friends! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. As you can see changes are afoot, there's a teeny clue to what's ahead in our lovely new blog header lol!!

We'll be back with a brand new challenge on 24th September but we haven't forgotten the winners from Challenge 16! has worked his magic and the lucky winner is:

Congratulations Kym!! Please contact us (link in sidebar) with your snail mail details and your winners code which is PPWK16001 and we'll get your prize out to you!!

Top 3 honours go to .....

Congratulations ladies!! Your projects are stunning

We didn't want to leave you too long without any inspiration so our lovely teamie Terry has created a beautiful project for you this week, check out her blog if you get chance as she is a super creative lady!!

Terry: I have worked on a photoframe for a little inspiration for you this week. The backgrounds first layer was made with Gesso....I used a couple of stencils to work on the background. For that I used Light Modelling Paste and Crackle to go on top. I love how the flowers turned out. I played a little bit with the Metallic PanPastels and painted the frame with a layer of Interference Fluid and Antiquing Creme. Than rubbed with a babywipe and there ya go the background stayed a bit darker with the Metallic colour and the Flowers and the top of the frame came out a bit whiter. Last but not least I stamped an image of a family and placed the sentiment Forever Us, since family is the most important thing in the world. Hope I am giving you some inspiration with my project.

Thanks Terry, we love your beautiful project!! 
Don't forget do pop back on 24th for our brand new challenge!!
Happy Crafting