Friday, 2 May 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Polka Doodles

Happy Birthday to Us!!  

TODAY IS POLKADOODLES FIFTH BIRTHDAY - WOOHOOO!!!



Firstly, if you arrived here from Kath's blog as part of the blog hop, then you're in the right place! 

I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for supporting Polka Doodles over the past 5 years, we've seen so many changes in the industry and we still love what we do and get such a thrill with every new product we release. It's so awesome that all of you keep on supporting us along the way and we know that we wouldn't be here without that great support. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Nikky and Kris, for being brave enough to let me join the Polka Doodles team 5 years ago!

We thought we needed something special to celebrate our 5th Birthday.... so Nikky decided to celebrate by designing a special Digistamp for each of us 5 'Originals' along with a great little paper bundle (which was also designed specifically for each teamie to co-ordinate with their kind of stylee). They are TOO stinking cute!!
So, we are inviting you along to our mini Blog Hop which is just between the 5 of us and to tempt you along we all have awesome free candy which we all have on our blogs for you, but ALSO watch out along the way as we have some fantastic free downloads up for grabs for you too but you can ONLY get these by doing the hop because you need to collect the free codes!

Here's a little taster of the collections, this one is mine and I really love me LOL!!

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=6777


READ ON TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS BUNDLE FOR FREE!...

Here is what I created with this lovely freebie...


I was very nervous to see what Nikky created but have to say, adored ME straight away ... hee, hee, hee. Working in a primary school and being the Art and DT Co-ordinator, I have kept a "school" theme to my card. I have coloured the image with my Promarkers, cut me out and then raised me off the front of my card with 3D gel.


For my background, I have used 2 of the papers, layering them on to a graphite coloured card base. The smaller panel is covered in stars (Sizzex die) with the numbers 1, 2, 3 , 4 and of course 5 featuring on my card (Thicker glitter stickers). I have added extra highlights to the 5 with brackets and star gems.


The sentiment is from the Oriental Dreams CD and just adore the wording which I think fits beautifully with Polka Doodles celebration, as I too, want to say thank you to Nikky (for letting me join the PD DT and then keeping me on it for the last 5 years ..... what a brave lady)!


Now I have candy to offer too for 3 lucky randomly chosen winners .....

** Work & Play Collection 3
   
Please leave a comment at the end of this post and you will be added to my candy draw (closes 30th May) and also state which CD you would prefer if you were the lucky winner. I will try and accomodate the winners wishes (if I can).


So let's get back to the Polkadoodles Blog Hop...

Each us of us has candy on our blogs (along with a FREE download) and to be in with a chance to win, visit each of our blogs, boast about this blog hop on your own blog (via a post) and then pop back to the Polkadoodles Blog Hop Post. Once you are back at the "Blog Hop" post, link up to your own blog post ( boasting about our birthday etc) and Nikky will draw a Random Winner to win a massive blog candy worth £100 of Polkadoodles goodies which will include Stamps, cd's, ribbons and a whole lot of other stuff! We will leave the draw date open until 30th May.

Rules to enter: 
1. You must visit and leave a comment on all 5 blog posts in the hop.
2. Add a post to your own blog with a LINK to this post so your followers can hop with us.
3. Add your post link to Mr Linky over on the Blog Hop Post
4. You must be a follower of the Polka Doodles blog to win. If you want to be a follower of me, that would be great too but not compulsory.
5. Closes 30th May, winner will be announced 6th June and the individual team members will also announce their winners on 6th June too (so you actually have 6 chances to win!).

So are you ready to hop? Cool! 

You can download my collection (picture above) by clicking on the image and using code PD5003 at the checkout to get it completely FREE (make sure you go through the INSTANT checkout or you'll have to wait for it!)

Now pop over to Enfys blog to see what she has on offer. Don't forget Nikky designed an image for all 5 of us, so please do go see Enfys exclusive digi image and paper pack bundle ..... as well as all the other fab images.


Just in case you get lost along the way here are all the blog links:
(make sure you return here and leave your blog post link!)

Happy Hopping and good luck with the candy!!

Lou
x x x 

89 comments:

Rachel said...

fantastic creations, really love it!
and of the CDS if i won..i just couldn't choose!
Rachel
http://bigcraftymess.blogspot.co.uk/

Marg said...

Hiya Lou,

Beautiful card and fantastic news! Happy Anniversary to you on your 5th year of being a DT member for Nikky.

One problem, I cant find a link to receive your digi image!!! Can you help please?
{{{hugs}}}
Marg ;0 x

hazel said...

Great card & stamp,thanks for a chance to win. Hazel

nannapat said...

Love your birthday card Lou. Lucky you to have your very own personal digi image. I would love any one of the fabulous CDs, I have a few Polkadoodles Cds and they are brilliant. Pat x

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Lou and happy birthday polkadoodles would love to win.
Hugs Linda

Anet van Zyl said...

Congratulations on Polkadoodles 5th Anniversary. Your card is beautiful Louise, I love your digi and the papers are beautiful.

Donna said...

Loving your digi, layout and design, thanks so much for the chance to win some lovely goodies!
Wishing you all a 'Happy 5th Birthday'
Hugs Donna xxx

nannapat said...

Hi Lou. Love your card - and what a great sentiment that is. You must feel very special now that you have your personal digi stamp. Pat x

vinita jain said...

Pretty image and wonderful colouring and such nice bold colours you used. I love the sentiment too. I would love to win Work and play collection CD2.
Happy 5th Anniversary as a Polka doodle DT too!!!

Leeann said...

Your card and coloring are fabulous and I love this image, thanks so much! And thanks for the chance to win at Polkadoodles!

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so very cute! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely prizes.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop. Thank you also for the lovely free image and papers.
If I happen to be the winner on your blog I would like No 3 CD.
I ordered 1 and 2 last month just waiting for them to arrive.

Cherry Blossom said...

Thanks for all the freebees :-)
Really like your work too xxx

alethea said...

Lou, this is absolutely fab and I had a bit of a chuckle with you talking about sticking yourself on your card..lol.. Happy 5th Anniversary to Polka Doodles.. Hugsxx

Karon said...

Fabulous fabulous and love that digi!!! TFS

Nikky Hall said...

ADORE your lush make Lou! THanks for being an amazing true friend over the past 5 years and for all your help and support along the way, I am in awe of your amazing crafty talent! - let's hope the next 5 are equally as great! xx Big Sloppy Mwaahhhs my crafty friend! xxx

Sarah said...

LOVE your card and what an accolade to be digitally immortalised!! Have a shelf full of Cd roms (vintage ones too!!) and still use them!! If I am in luck 2 or 3 for me!! xx

Caz s said...

Love your card..And loving the images..

Julye said...

enjoying the hop and lovin all of your digi's super cute nikky is so clever and generous too will do a post after I've done the hop.

Claire Boelema said...

Wow Lou this is awesome! I now have to go buy some thickers stickers though!!! xxxx

Swimmom said...

Very cute!

Paper Panda said...

Happy Birthday Polkadoodles! Cute digi of you and a fab card that you have created - love the colouring on the hair too!
Mandy x

Jan Sharp said...

Lovely card! Wonder what it feels like to be immortalized in digi-form! Some beautiful work on your blog. I follow Kath but have now added you too. Thank you, Jan

Anne Mills said...

Love your creation.
Happy 5th Birthday to all the team. Would love to win any one of the cds. xxx

Crafty Lady said...

Very cute card... particularly like this bookish gal!

S.Bayles said...

I love the card. The image is so cute. I am a loyal follower of Enfys and have a couple of Nikkys CD's and love them. Happy 5th birthday.

lesley lawton said...

great digi love what you have done with it too happy birthday to all at polka doodles xx

Jackie Elliott said...

loving the card and stamp, especially the purple papers, my favourite colour.
Congrats on reaching 5 years, wishing you many more. xx

Cards by Sharyn said...

Happy Birthday Polkadoodles and congratulations to you on your 5 years. A beautiful card, thanks for the chance to win some great prizes. If I was chosen to win a CD I would appreciate any one.

Jill Beattie said...

Fab digi and paper pack

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the numbered star banner.

Max said...

Happy 5th birthday to the Polkadoodles team and thank you for the freebies.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations

Denise Bryant said...

So fun to have your own digi! Love the card and the coloring! Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles!

Gina Thornton said...

Oh I love this little digital!!! Love the glasses!Great card!! Thanks for the chance to try to win!

Cumbrianlass said...

Fabulous image and Happy 5th Birthday to the wonderful Polkadoodles.
I would love to win anything from Polkadoodles as it is all fantastic.
Janet xxx

Lise Cooke said...

Louise you are a very lucky lady and I love your image GORGEOUS, your card is STUNNING and your colouring is AMAZING the papers are GORGEOUS and I LOVE it. I would love a chance to win and I wouldn't mind what CD I got I would just be very HAPPY, Thank you for the digi Its GORGEOUS Love Lise xxxxxxxxx

D- said...

Oh this is adorable! Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

sue k said...

I LOVE this digi, I can't want to download all of them, I want to hop first then I'll be back. Thanks for the digi and chance to win the CD's.
Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Bev said...

absolutely Fab Lou and your digi looks sooo much like you lol. I haven't got a clue what I'm doing with this blog hoppy business but hey ho lol x

misteejay said...

I love the school theme to your card and your digi is great.

Happy 5th Anniversary to all at Polkadoodles.

Toni xx

fairy454 said...

Fantastic.Happy 5th birthday Polkadoodles.Thanks so much for the chanc to win a Fantastic prize.
Hugs
Lisa

Kerrie-anne Brown said...

beautiful card lou and I really love your Digi collection so so cute xx

hugs Kerrie x

Christine B. said...

Love your card, it's a great digi. Thanks for a chance to win. Would really love any of the cds. Hugs x ChrisB

Liz Hogg said...

great digis and I love your card

Diane Campbell Payne said...

These digi images are so much fun to see - each of them has a ton of personality (just like their big sisters). This is a great way to celebrate five years! Thanks!

Claire said...

you're looking good hun! gorgeous card and I love the digi/papers too!
Claire xx

Katie Oakley said...

Another brilliant creation! Loving the digis too. Thanks for the chance to win, and happy anniversary! PS - I have have none of the CD Roms (YET!) so would love any! xx

Mary said...

Beautiful card. Cute digi.

Andrea T said...

Your card is wonderful. I love all of the images on the CD's. They are all so cute.

Melitta Ball said...

What a great post, awesome contest and inspiration galore! Thank you so much!
Blessings,
Melitta Ball

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Your card is beautiful Lou! You've used my fav colour - shades of purple and thanks for the yummy free download :-)
Happy 5th Birthsay Polkadoodles!
Julie x

mary said...

I just love the free digis, Thanks. Cute card

DebraAnn Costanzo said...

Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Love your card and what great digi's. Happy Birthday Polkadoodles!

Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

Asha said...

Actually Lou, you look like a sexy A student by day and quite the part animal my night! LOVE the digi you ... too! Awesome card, chick!
hugs Asha

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love this quote and your color scheme.

JanetV said...

Love the digis and thank you for the chance to win a CD. Wud love any cd

cass said...

Wonderful card, great inspiration

nichtniedlich said...

Such a nice little girl! I love the coloring. Thanks so much for the freebie, it's lovely!
hugs serafeena

nichtniedlich said...

oh, sorry, I forgot: I'd prefer No. 3 if I'm lucky ... :)
hugs serafeena

Sara Stacey said...

Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles!

Love your digi. They are all so sweet and so personal.

KT Fit Kitty said...

How fun is that to have a digi of yourself! And thank you for the freebie with papers - so awesome! Your card is beautiful - really love the sentiment! Also love how you popped up the image.

Thanks for a fun blog hop! Wishing you a joyful day!

Suze said...

Love the digi and the sentiment. Just perfect for a teacher card - and I have a few of those to do! Thanks for the inspiration.

hellerlittle said...

Amazing Card I like it! And such a sweet image, thanks for the free download - Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles!
CU hellerlittle

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card! great digi's.
Happy 5th Birthday Polkadoodles!

Gail said...

Very lovely card - love your color choices - thank you for the hop and have a blessed day!

http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/2014/05/polkadoodles-birthday-blog-hop.html

nancyparker55 said...

What a fun project and blog hop!

Laney said...

Really enjoying seeing your digi images soooo fun a great hop!! love your card too!!
hugs
laney

Sue Nicholson said...

Wonderful card, lovely images to work with, thanks for sharing your beautiful works with us all. Thanks & Cheers Sue N x

XxJULESxX said...

What a gorgeous cute card!and thanks for the chance to win, if i won a cd i would be pleased with any!

Cazzy said...

That was a great idea of Nikki's to make you all digital! I love your digi and what you made with it.

If I was to win, I don't have any of them so any one would be welcome, but I spy a carpenter on the first one and my hubby is a carpenter so that would be perfect to make his birthday card!

Cazzy x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Louise, Happy 5th birthday to Polkadoodles. I have been a fan of Nikky's now for about 4-5 years and have many CDs and am now a Graph'it addict. Nikky has done a good job on the image of you and you have made a fantastic card with it. I would love to be in with a chance of winning your candy (any of these would be fantastic as I'd put them to good use for my cards I make for charity). Here's to the next 5 years!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

Hanne M. said...

Oh wow, fantastic card! The image is great and I think the colouring is just perfect!

Thanks for a chance to win and great freebie!

Debi said...

Lou,
This is a wonderful card, perfect for the approaching end of the school year here. The sentiment is absolutely fantastic. Love your digi set. So great you each got one suited to you. Really nice idea.
Hugs, Thanks so much for sharing.
Debi
PS I'm thrilled with the freebie but would certainly appreciate winning any of the 3 CD's. How generous.

Debbie said...

Wow loving your card dearie.How fun to have some papers and a fab digi designed for you.Amazing.Thank you for the chance to win.Hugs Debbie x

Brenda Perkins said...

Your card is so cute! Love it. Thank you for the freebie download xx

Leslie said...

What an awesome card with a great image and papers! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for the chance to win any one of the CDs - surprise me! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

Zora said...

Happy Birthday to Polka Doodles!
Lovely digi creation.

agapanthus said...

Brilliant card - love the colours you have used! Happy 5th Birthday Polka Doodles! xx

Amanda said...

great card, I love the sentiment, thanks for the freebie xx amanda

Wendy Batchen said...

Great card, thanks for the chance to win, any CD would be great.

kironieke said...

What a lovely bloghop this is; I am discovering all these new great designers! Thanks for the freebie and I prefer the second set if I might win.

Shuly said...

oh what a fabulous project you made!! fantastic colouring! i particularly love the hair!! great candy too!

Angelique said...

Beautiful. Great design and love those numbers on the background.

Huggsss, Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

irmz said...

What a beautiful card! I loved it! I also wanted to say that the artwork you displayed is AWESOME and inspires me every time! If I was the lucky winner, I would not mind whichever collection I got but my preference is Work & Play Collection #2 because it salutes our heroes in the military! Thank you for the chance to win!

Monika Reeck said...

what a cute Image and great coloring the Image love your color combo too really adorable card..love this

3ickleangels said...

Your card is a stunner. I wouldn't mind any of the cd's they would all make a fab prize xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card.
Gr Elly

Marianne said...

You're right: these are all stinkin' cute. I was just catching up with Enfys's blog when I came across this hop, and now I want them all LOL. Great card, too! Also love your butterfly card in your post below.