Saturday, 3 December 2016

Week 34 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge

Hello! Welcome back to another challenge

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 17th December AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store - check out their amazing range of products, from rubber and clear stamps to digis, downloads, cd's and more!
One lucky random winner will receive a $10 download voucher for the Polkadoodles store! 

This is our last challenge before Christmas as we're taking a little break to get ready for the big red guy, but we'll be back in the New Year with some very exciting changes for you - make sure you keep popping in as we'll still have our winners to post for you...

Don't miss our Design Team Call HERE - if you love colouring then apply!

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!... 




Helen - I'm using the Winnie Winterland collection from Polkadoodles and here's Winnie and Rocco doing a little skating around. Oh my skating is just so scary why oh why is it so slippy!!? You can find this lovely image right here.


Colours used 
Skin Winnie 89, 76, 32, 30, 01 Rocco 89, 87, 76, 30, 32, 01
Hair Winnie 97, 96, 95, 99, 01 Rocco 84, 82, 80, 76, 01
Reds 91, 29, 28, 26, 01
Blues 54, 53, 47, 01



Scatty Jan What a lovely image I coloured this time - You can her in the Polkadoodlea store right here
Winnie Winterland bearing gifts. I have mislaid my paper with my colours that I used eeekkk


Jane - I have used one of the latest images from the Polkadoodles Store called Noel Christmas Mouse.  You will recognise this adorable little guy  if you are a member of the Kit & Clowder colouring classes!  I have tried a bit of 'spotlight colouring' this week! 
Colours used:
Brown: 76, 80, 82 - Grey: 97, 96, 95
White: 97, 96, 1 - Red: 92, 91, 90, 89
Green: 75, 74, 67, 68, 70
Yellow: 87, 83, 85 - Pink: 89, 31, 32

Bev here with a top folding A6 Christmas card. I used the tree digi from Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun and used 3 pencils to build up the texture 070, 067, 065. The trunk is 080, 076, 075, star 006, 007. The gifts are coloured using 067, 065, 021, 021, 024, 026 with a white gel pen for the polkadots.



The winners of our last challenge are:

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW003401 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive digis from Polkadoodles!

Our favourites voted by the Design Team this week are:

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

DESIGN TEAM CALL

Love to Colour?
Design Team call

We are looking for Design Team members for a brand new COLOURING CHALLENGE coming in 2017. 

This will be a great challenge with team members from around the world - please see the requirements below:

1 x monthly project hand coloured with a medium of your choice (ie pencils, markers, distress inks etc, it's up to you what you use).
Your colouring and crafting must be of a high standard so your work can promote our sponsors images in a professional way.
You must have your own blog and be on at least 2 social media platforms (ie Facebook, Instagram etc)
Great selection of different sponsor images each month.
You will be required to comment on our entries using a rota system, vote on entries etc and to promote and engage on social media.
You must be able to fulfil your commitment to the team and be professional.

We are looking for great international colourists who would love to be part of a friendly, awesome team of crafters who just love colouring. The challenge will start in the New Year and is not affiliated to a particular brand, meaning that we will have a diverse range of international sponsors who lovingly donate their images to the team to use in return for promotion.

If you would like to apply please email me HERE together with:
a short paragraph of why you'd like to apply
A list of other teams you are currently on
Your blog
Your Social media links

We look forward to your applications!

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Wk 33 - Anything Goes Colouring Craft Challenge

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 3rd December AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store - check out their amazing range of products, from rubber and clear stamps to digis, downloads, cd's and more!
One lucky random winner will receive a $10 download voucher for the Polkadoodles store! 

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!... 



Scatty Jan This week I coloured up this very pretty Miss from our lovely sponsors, you can find her in the store right here.
Colours used are
Skin - 76, 32, 30
Hair - 76, 75, 84 White
Grey 198, 96
Red 91, 92, 94

Helen - Quite looking forward to a bit sledging this winter, so to get me in the mood I've chosen to use Winter Fox from our sponsors Winnie in Winterland Collection you can find these cuties right here in the store.
I've used the following colours
Skin  89, 32, 31, 02, 01
Hair 87, 82, 83, 84, 02, 01
Fox 89, 87, 83, 76, 01
Reds 26, 21, 17, 01
Blues 55, 54, 53, 01

Jane - I have also used Polkadoodles gorgeous Winnie Winterland Collection for my card this week along with their fabulous Elegant Lamplight and Gate die set.
Colours used:
Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 + 28
Black: 99, 98, 97 - Blue: 44, 43, 46, 47
Green: 65, 62, 71 - White: 97, 96, 95
Yellow: 87, 85 - Brown: 76, 80, 82
& White

Bev I used Festive Hollybobs and coloured in this gorgeous little fella.
Colours Used:
Fur: 87, 89, 90, 75, 76, 80, 001
Hooves: 75, 76, 80, 001
Antlers: 75, 76, 80, 001
Nose: 21, 24
Collar: 21, 24, 26, 73, 74, 83, 84.
Obviously I added a bit of sparkle and had to glaze ol' Rudolph's nose!

The winners of our last challenge are:

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW003301 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive digis from Polkadoodles!

This week there were so so many incredible entries it was really really difficult to just choose a few favourites so we want to say a huge thanks to EVERYONE who entered this week, we need a Top 20 again, you really all are so talented! 
Our favourites this week are:
11 Diane

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Week 32 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 19th November AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely 

Our fabulous sponsor is giving away 3 images from their fabulous Shop so check them out!

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!...
Scatty Jan I have coloured up the lovely Joy Of Christmas Snowman from our sponsors this week , what a cheeky chappie but so much fun , You can find him in the store right 
The colours I used
Greys - 97, 198, 95
Reds - 91, 92, 93
Blues 48, 49, 50
83

Helen - Don't you just love cute snow people. I've coloured Mr and Mrs Snow so cute. You can find them here at the store.


I used the following colours
Mrs and Mrs Snow 95, 54, 96, 01
Hats and scarves 26, 24, 18, 54, 53, 47, 01
Arms 89, 87, 83
Noses 15, 13, 09


Bev here and I challenged myself this time round to 4 pencils (75, 76, 80, 82) I used Snowman Bell to create a sepia looking card.



Jane - This lovely jolly couple are Mr & Mrs Snow and I have used non-traditional colours for them. They seem glad that I did!! :) 
Colours used:
White: 97, 96, 95
Brown: 76, 80, 82
Yellow: 85, 4, 2
Green: 74, 67, 68
Orange: 15, 9

Gorgeous colouring - love how they are all so very different this week!

The winners of our last challenge are:

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW003201 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive digis from Oddball Art Stamps!

This week there were so so many incredible entries it was really really difficult to just choose a few favourites so we want to say a huge thanks to EVERYONE who entered this week, we need a Top 20 again, you really all are so talented! 
I got to choose this week so my favourites are:
19 Larissa


Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Week 31 - Anything goes Craft Colouring challenge

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 5th November AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store - check out their amazing range of products, from rubber and clear stamps to digis, downloads, cd's and more!

One lucky random winner will receive 3 Digi Stamps from the Polkadoodles store! 

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!... 


Scatty Jan  Almost Halloween time so I thought I would use one of the lovely characters from Our sponsor this week - I used spooky Mummy how much fun is he! I cut the frame, web and spider on my portrait and decorated using Witchie Witchie collection also from Polkadoodles....
Colours used 32, 82, 80, 02, 95, 195


Helen - I'm feeling a little Christmassy and can't wait to get trimming that tree so I used a little inspiration from Twiggy and Toots to get me in the mood. You can find the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun collection right here at the store including the lush papers

Colours used
Toots 80, 89, 92, 87, 82, 83, 02
Hat and dress 92, 26, 17, 2, 32, 01
Blues 49, 50, 47, 01
Tree 63, 59, 65, 01


Jane - I have used the scrumptious Winnie Sugar Sprinkles to make a birthday card.  I have also used the new Polkadoodles Ribbon Gift Frame and Corners Die Set to make a very large pressie!! :)
Colours used: 
Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 + 28
Black: 99, 98, 97, 96
Pink: 93, 28, 29
Peach: 89, 32
Green: 74, 67, 68
Bev here with a cute Christmas card made using Candy Cane Elf I used the 'Fitting Room' section of Winnie In Winterland collection so I could also use my Bubbleicious Frame & Super Sprigs dies....

. For those interested, colours used, 
Skin, 32, 87, 89, 90
Hair, 75, 76, 80, 82
Cane, 21, 24, 26, 27, 01, 47, 48, 76, 80, 82
Outfit, 21, 24, 26, 71, 67, 68
Boots, 76, 80, 82.

Nikky...I've used this lovely Fairy which I just love. I've not been able to use my pencils for a while as I've had a bad neck so it was nice to get using them again, but I kept my colouring simple this week...

This wasn't my neatest colouring ever and I made her face a little dark around the edges but hey ho...

Wow! Stunning colouring from all the girls this week!  So onto our winners....


 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002701 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive $10 of downloads from Polkadoodles! 

This week there were so so many incredible entries it was really really difficult to just choose a few favourites so we want to say a huge thanks to EVERYONE who entered this week, we need a Top 20 again, you really all are so talented! 
So instead of a Top 3 here are the 4 cards which caught our eye the most on week 29...
44 Meighan
Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Week 30 Anything Goes - Oddball

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychromo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 22 October AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Oddball Art Store - check out their amazing range of digis! Lizzy is kindly donating 3 digis to our random lucky winner for this challenge....

OK, let's see what the team have coloured for you this week!...

Scatty Jan, This week I have made alittle gift tag using the lovelly image Eve has something to say, you can find her in the sponsor store right here

Colours I have used
Skin 32, 30, 76, 89
Hair 76, 75, 04, white
Blue 43, 44, 46, 37
Greens 53, 55, 61

Helen - I decided to try out these lush pencils on some kraft card and they work a treat. I've used this fab image Big Eye Bookwork Fairy from Oddball and you can find it right here in the store.

Colours used
Skin 89, 92, 87, 30, 02 , 32, 01
Hair 92, 83, 84, 06, 01
Top 29, 26, 28
Skirt 47, 50. 01
Wings 54, 47, 32, 01 and glitter pen


Jane - My gorgeous image is called Winnie and I used both the smiling and the glum version for a sort of 'half and half' project! :)
Colours used:
Smiling Winnie's Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 + 28 and Hair: 76, 80, 85, 6
Glum Winnie's Skin: 74, 68, 67, 70 and Hair/Black: 99, 98, 97, 96
Green: 63, 62
Purple: 41, 36, 39
Brown: 76, 80, 82

Bev here I decided to make a Christmas tag this week using the gorgeous Big Eye Girl (skin: 32, 30, 87, 80, 93 hair: 99, 98, 97,92, 93, 94, eyes: 76, 75,71, 70,63, lips: 92, 93, 94, jeans: 51, 49, 01, tshirt: 01, 57, 49, jumper, 63, 70, 71, 75, 76, 80, socks/bows: 21, 24, 26, 01, lights: 06, 21, 38, 54, 70.)


Wow! Stunning colouring from all the girls this week! 
So onto our winners....
 

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002701 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive $10 of downloads from Polkadoodles! 

This week there were so so many incredible entries it was really really difficult to just choose a few favourites so we want to say a huge thanks to EVERYONE who entered this week, we need a Top 20! 
So instead of a Top 3 here are the 4 cards which caught our eye the most on week 28...
30 Cathy Lee
Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Wk 29 - Anything Goes Crafting Challenge

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 8th October AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store - check out their amazing range of products, from rubber and clear stamps to digis, downloads, cd's and more!


One lucky random winner will receive a $10 download voucher for the Polkadoodles store! 

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!... 
Please also welcome the lovely Helen and the lovely Bev who have joined our DT, we're so happy to have them with us...

Helen I was a feeling a little prehistoric so decided to use one of the fabulous images from the 
Sticks and Bones Collection, this little cutie is Walk the Dinosaur Girl. Papers are from the collection to and some of my doggies bones. Of course every little dinosaur needs walkies.
Colours used
Skin 80, 82, 87, 02, 32, 01
Hair 92, 91, 70, 83, 02
Bone 97, 96, 95, 01
Outfit 15, 13, 09
Earrings 87, 83, 84, 06, 02, 01
Dinosaur 71, 58, 70, 84, 02, 01



Bev here with my first make for the team. I opted for Oddella Heart and used the tartan paper from my crafty stash as inspiration (skin: 32, 90, 87, 82, blush: 29, 31, hair: 84, 83, 82, 80, 76, 75, eyes: 71, 70, 68, clothing: 71, 70, 68, 26, boots: 21, 26, 95, 96, 97, heart/lips: 21, 26)




Scatty Jan I have used the lovely Daisyday stamp set for my card , I adore these stamps

Colours used
Gold Ochre , Lemon. medium Grey, Light Grey, White, Night Green. Aquamarine


Lou: I have used the Tropical Flowers Flamingo stamp set to create my aapperature card. I used the images to create the frame, cutting around the inside and outside.They were then layered on to a diecut background and acetate.

Colours used:
Flamingo: pink madder lake, medium flesh & rose madder lake
Palm leaves: emerald green, apple green & olive green
Lilies: Canary yellow, gold ochre, burnt carmine, light green & olive green

Colours used:
Open flower: cream, Indian red, light carmine & hookers green
Lilies: canary yellow, gold ochre & light carmine
Palm leaves: emerald green, apple green & olive green
Shadow: silver grey & medium grey

Jane - I have used one of the latest images in the Polkadoodles Shop, Cossack Russian Dancer 1, creating a Moscow inspired background with dies and using a beautiful starry paper from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection too.
Colours used:
Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 + 28
Hair: 99, 97, 96
Red: 92, 90, 18
Blue: 49, 48, 47
White/Grey: 97, 96, 95

What gorgeous colouring and projects we have for you this week, stunning! 
So onto our winners....
 

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002701 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive $10 of downloads from Polkadoodles! 

The Design Team's Top 4 favourites are:
49 Heather 

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x

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