Monday, 11 June 2012


Thanks for joining us at Diddydoodles. All our team members are caught up with schoolwork right now so we are taking a little break until we have more time to play. Thanks for looking at our blog! x

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Hello Diddydoodlers!
Well, this year is going so quickly! Easter holidays are over, it will soon be the Summer Holidays at this rate! This month at Diddydoodles our theme is all about Growing...

Before we go further, thanks to Holly who entered our challenge last month - please email us Holly and we will send you a little prize!
The Diddies have all been caught up with schoolwork and exams during Easter so we will be adding our creations as we make them through the month.  Here's Tia's entry, isnt it fab!...
Tia...When I think of Growing I think about the garden and all the lovely plants and flowers coming into bloom, so this is the inspiration for my card this month. I used images from the All Around Everywhere and Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD's - you can read more about how I made this on my blog.
Here's our Guest Designer Ben's lovely creation this month too...
Ben used the Sundae of Seasons CD for all his elements and then added some stickers and flowers too - isn't it great! You can see his blog here.
So, come on, holidays are over now, let's all get creating again and show us some lovely "Growing" themes this month, we really look forward to seeing all your entries! You have until 25th May to enter and we will be back on 1st June with our next challenge. See you there! x


Saturday, 31 March 2012


Hello Diddydoodlers, it's challenge time again!
This month the design team have set you the task of making a "Good Luck" project because there are lots of exams taking place in school right now - so if you're taking exams we all hope you get brilliant results and come top of the class!

Before we get to what the talented Doodlers have made this time we need to announce the favourite from our last challenge...
Well done to ----->  Ben! (10) We loved your Mother's Day card Ben and we'd love you to be our Guest Designer next month, please email us for your blinkie!

Our Guest Designer this month is Alan (8) who was one of our favourites on the last challenge, he has been practising his colouring techniques and we think he's done an awesome job here! His project is a Good Luck Penny in a box - what a cute idea, we love it - and what an amazing design!!
We also asked Miss E to be our Guest Designer this month too, and here is what she came up with, what a great colourful card....

Caitlin...Caitlin is busy with her exams and revision right now so we all wish her lots of luck and hope she's studying hard, she's allowed to craft once she has lots of straight A marks!! :D

Darci ...I have been working hard at school and love Diddydoodles. A couple of weeks ago I took my file of  challenge cards for Diddydoodles into school and did a talk and presentation to years 3 and 4 on how it all works. I had to answer the childrens' questions and explain about the Blog and Challenges and then showed them around the CD on the computer - just like Nikky does on C & C ! Everyone was very impressed ( including my teachers ) and I loved sharing all my creative work with the other kids!
This background paper was printed from Pretty Tuff CD along with the digi stamp of the books - these I coloured in with Pro Markers and Flexi Pens. Winnie was printed from Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD and I then cut the picture out and added Good Luck to the book cover. Finally I added some ribbon - crossed for Good Luck like fingers, then a button and a gem in her hair.

 These papers are printed from Pretty Tuff CD along with the image of Oscar, the back pack and pile of books. I used a stamp for Good Luck on a die cut tag and then just added some star buttons.
Tia...I was thinking of school children studying for their exams, as in you, Caitlin. I printed the girl image & the polka dot sky blue paper are from Pretty Sweet cdrom, and the rucksack and books came from the Pretty Tuff cdrom. Mum showed me how to make a triple twisted easel card, but I did the rest. The baby blue gingham card was from my own stock, as is the ribbons, the navy gingham padded flower and the gem. The sentiment was made from a blank pale pink coloured shaped topper edged in white flowers that was in a set of free papers from Polkadoodles in a card crafting magazine that I buy, and I coloured the white flowers with different shades of blue promarkers and then added navy coloured metallic peel off's to form the "Good Luck" to finish the card. 
Jacob...This time I've made a Good Luck with your Driving Test card - I hope you like it!...
So there you go Doodlers! We hope you all have fun making your Good Luck projects and please join us back here on 30th April for more fun! We will have a special prize for our No 1 favourite of this challenge so remember to get your entries in by Friday 20th April!....

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Challenge 3 - 1st March

Pinch, punch it's first of the month! Happy March Diddydoodlers!
On the 17th March it is Mother's Day so we all hope you have your cards made all ready for your lovely Mums already! Make sure you make her a really special card this year to thank her for all the lovely things she does for you the whole year round and make sure you give her some extra big hugs!

Before we get onto our challenge this month we have to tell you our favourites from last time! We had LOTS of gorgeous entries, it's great to see so many of you joining in our challenges, it gives us a hard time choosing though!
Our favourites are: Alan H, Jacob and Miss E! Woohoo!
Well done to everyone! We would love you to be our guest designers in April so please contact us for more details and for your special blog blinkies! We really had a difficult time choosing because we thought ALL the designs were brilliant, there are some really talented cardmaking kids out there!

Now onto this month's challenge which of course is Mother's Day! Please enter by 21st March and we will be back on 31st March with our favourites.  Now let's see what our talented design team and guests have made for us...

Holly...(guest designer, aged 7)...I've used lots of elements from Sundae of Seasons - hope you like it!
Hope...(guest designer, aged 4)
Jacob...(guest designer)...
Darci (aged 8)...Everything has been printed on Ultimate Graphic paper and are from the Pretty Sweet CD. I coloured in the little girl image with Pro Markers and Flexmarker pens, cut it out with Labels 20 and then stamped the Happy Mother's Day with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and also shaded the edges. The cross stitching was done with a fine tip on a Pro marker. Then I found some buttons, ribbon and Twine in Mum's boxes. Hope you like it and she does too as this will be her card !
 This blue background paper, flowers and letters were printed from the Sugar Birdies CD. I drew 'stems' for the flowers in the 'U' vase, with a green Pro Marker and then added some heart buttons. This is going to be
Mum's card from my brother - hope she likes this one too !
Caitlin (aged 16) ...I decided to make my Mum some lovely bunting using the Pretty Sweet CD. I made some triangles with decorative scissors and then added some swirly bits, made some flowers with my new Grand Calibur and Spellbinder dies which I got for my birthday and then coloured the girls in from the CD. I hope my Mum likes it!

WOW!! What fantastic projects the team have all come up with this month! Now please show us your Mother's Day projects too! Just leave your photo and link below and we will announce our favourites next time! Have fun and have a lovely Mother's Day with your family! x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Challenge 2 - 27th Jan

Hello again Diddydoodlers!
The time has gone very quickly since our last challenge - thankyou so much to everyone who entered, we absolutely loved all your entries, you're all very talented indeed! We had great fun looking around all your blogs!

It was so hard to choose from the entries but we are only allowed to have 3 so our favourite entries from last time were Enola, Holly and Hope - great work everyone! We would love you all to join us as Guest Designers for our next challenge so could you please email Nikky and she will let you know what to do. You will also all get a little prize as a thankyou too!

This month it is Caitlin's turn to set our challenge and we would like you to make a Birthday Card for a 16 year old boy or girl! We can't wait to see what you make! The girls have made some fabulous cards, we hope you like them!

Darci...The background paper is printed from Pretty Sweet CD. The Polkadoodles 'Cupcake' was stamped in Memento ink onto Ultimate Graphic paper and then I coloured it in with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Then it was die cut with Nestabilities Labels Twenty to make the topper. I added some ribbon around the middle and stuck on some buttons. The 16 was die cut from glitter card and stuck on top of some purple Bakers Twine.

Darci...This paper was printed from Pretty Sweet CD and the letters and number were printed from Back to Nature CD. I cut out the letters to make the bunting and threaded it onto purple Bakers Twine. I coloured in the 16 and stamped the greeting from Polkadoodles Sentiments stamp set, then I added some flower and butterfly gems and finished with pen 'stitching' around the card and bunting.

Tia...I stamped a cupcake and coloured it in using my mums promarkers. I added a jelly roll glitter pen over the "sprinkles" on the icing and a flower shape from Doodle Dewdrops. I then printed off the paper, circle and border, cut them down to size and glued. I then used number peel offs to get the right shape and size of numbers I wanted and then marked and coloured them with mums promarkers again. Mum is pleased with my first proper effort in making a card and I think I like it too...hope you like it too!

Caitlin...I decided to make a Sweet 16 bragbook. The idea of a bragbook is that it's about 6 x 6" big so you can carry it around in your bag and show people and tell them about the things in there. This is a really nice present to make for someone, especially friends who can carry it around at school then to show their friends! We all love getting cards but a book is something you're more likely to keep I think.

Robbyn (8) I used the Candy Doodles CD for my card. I covered a blank card with purple card and then printed out a paper from the CD. I then printed out the image and coloured it in with my pencils. I printed out the flowers and cut around them and then stuck them to the card. I finally added a special day peel off and a 16 sticker.

So we hope you like our challenge, didn't they all do well! They worked really hard on their projects to show you some great ideas! Our friends over at Jellypark Juniors also have some great challenges for you to enter too, so please drop in and say hello to them too!

All you have to do is enter the URL to your image on your blog using the Mr Linky below (please make sure you link to your image and not just to the blog or we won't be able to find the entry!). Closing date for entries is 25th Feb so see you then! We'll be back on Fri 2nd March with our next challenge!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Challenge 1 - Thankyou!

Hello Diddydoodlers!

Thankyou SO much for joining us here on our brand new Challenge Blog - we are so excited to be joining you!

Every month we will be posting a project challenge which will be open to anyone age 16 or under to enter - our Top 3 favourite entries will be asked to join us on the Design Team for another challenge and will receive a little prize too! Woohoo!

This month I asked my lovely team members Darci and Caitlin to make Thankyou cards - and they have come up with some gorgeous cards indeed! This is a great chance to thank all your family and friends for the lovely presents you received over Christmas so come on kids, join in with us and let's have some fun!

Darci (age 8)...
I printed up the pre coloured 3 panels of the peacock from the 'shake a tail feather' collection on the 'Back to Nature' CD Rom. This was cut out and each panel mounted onto silver mirri card. I used a Spellbinder Fancy label die cut and stamped Thank You onto it, then added some heart gems...

Caitlin (age 15)...I used the alphabet from the Sugar Birdies CD and cut out the letters after printing them on some nice shiny card. I added some bunting and backing papers which is from the All Around Everywhere CD and added the birdie from Sundae of Seasons. Then I just added ribbon to make this lovely little hanger. You could put this above your desk or your bed or hang it from a mantelpiece if you're giving it to someone.
I got a bit carried away with my thankyou's so I also made these cards too which I hope you like...
 This one uses papers from the Shabby collection on Back to Nature and I just added a black and white image from Magical Winter (Nikky thinks this looks like me!)...
 And I really like this tag - I added a "Thanks" which I cut from my Cricut machine and used the wellies from Double Sprinkles of Kraft. I added some of the flowers from Sundae of Seasons too...
And finally this is the pop-up flower card from Paper Boutique. The photo doesnt do this justice as it is very decoupaged and looks quite 3D in real life.

Nikky...Wow, Caitlin and Darci have put me to shame with their fab cards! I used a backing paper from Pretty Sweet CD and all the other elements are from Sundae of Seasons. I made some flowers by cutting some circles from felt and glueing a button in the middle. Then I drew the flower stalks onto the card by hand with a felt pen.

So there are our samples for this challenge - we hope you like them! Haven't Darci and Caitlin done really well! So now is your chance to enter too - you can make anything you like with a Thankyou theme using any product you wish, just add your photo to the Mr Linky below this post and we will choose our favourite 3, who will be asked to join as Guest Designers to the team for our March challenge! 
Closing date for entries is 22nd January.

Don't forget to join us on 27th January for the results and details of our next challenge!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Welcome to the Diddydoodles Challenge blog!

Starting on 30th December, we will be setting you a little creative challenge each month and we REALLY hope you will join in the fun with us!

So many people make cards and scrapbook pages and they're all adults! So at Polkadoodles we decided to make a blog just for you kids! So now each month you can join in the fun and show us what you make - it can be anything, it doesn't have to be a card, just so long as you've followed the challenge rules (although we might bend the rules now and then if you make something really cool, so still enter!) come on kids, get your paintbrushes, paper and pens at the ready and we'll see you on 30th December for our first challenge!! (we're all hoping that by then we'll have loads of new crafty stash to play with that Father Christmas has brought us!!)

lots of crafty love from Darci, Caitlin and Tia xx