Friday, 2 May 2014

Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles and a Blog Hop with FREEBIES GALORE!

Happy Birthday to Us!! 
TODAY IS POLKADOODLES FIFTH BIRTHDAY - WOOHOOO!!!

Firstly, apologies for a REALLY long post - my Goodness I have a lot to tell you about today, I'm not sure where to start!!.... 
We have a 
Blog Hop at Polkadoodles plus the new 
Tattered Lace challenge blog 
AND the new Graph'It challenge 
all in one big post! WOW! ...

Firstly, if you arrived here from Ruth'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 us 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, so huge thanks from Myself and Kris, but also from the Polkadoodles team too.

We thought we needed something special to celebrate our 5th Birthday....
So I decided to celebrate I would design 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
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 tee hee I really love me LOL!!

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

Here is what I created with this lovely freebie...
I love this digi - as it's me I of course had to have a huge slab of strawberry cream cake in my hand because that is my all time favourite! I used the papers from the bundle and just cut them into 5" squares and bundled them for the background, coloured her with my Graph'It markers and added some lovely Tattered Lace die cut flowers which were all cut from the pink Heartfelt paper and white paper and just layered it all up.
I used a combination of Tattered Lace Delicious Blooms and Lavish Blooms which I absolutely adore and just mixed them all up together in different combinations. You can see more of these stunning dies over on the Tattered Lace Blog where our challenge for May has just started, so make sure you head over there for yet another chance of winning some Candy!

The colours on this card are just up my street with the pale duck egg blue and soft pinks and browns. I also coloured 'my' spectacles with a Graph'It Shake silver Glitter marker and it added a real depth to it - in real life this image really looks quite 3d...I'm very sad but you know when you colour something and just love it, well I've been carrying her round the house with me all week until I glued her in place haha...I really need to get a life, have you ever heard anything so ridiculous in all your days lol!  You can see which Graph'It colours I've used over on the Graph'It Blog here where we started a new challenge today, and I think this card fits it perfectly!
Head over to both blogs and get an entry in for some great prizes - you have to be in it to win it and there is some wonderful inspiration from both the teams!

So let's get back to the Polkadoodles Blog Hop...
In addition to the candy on each of our blogs, once you've completed this little hop make sure you link to the hop on your own blog and then pop back to the Polkadoodles Blog Hop Post and link up to your own blogpost and we 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 Below.
4. You must be a follower of this blog to win.
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!). I will announce my winner here on 6th June.

So are you ready to hop? Cool! 
You can download my collection posted above by clicking on the image and using
code PD5005 
at the checkout to get it completely FREE (make sure you go through the INSTANT checkout or you'll have to wait for it!)

But Wait!! I have yet another little surprise for you too!! Leave me a comment under this post and on 6th June I will also draw someone from the comments to receive all 4 of our latest Work and Play Collections - that's 40, yes 40!! Digistamps plus 240 papers and a whole host of other stuff in 4 collections! FAB PRIZE!!
To be in the draw you need to leave the comment and MUST be a follower of my blog too! 


So if you've finished the Hop then you need to now leave the link on your blog and then head back to the Polkadoodles blog here and link up using Mr Linky on the Hop post!

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

Happy Hopping and Good luck with the Candy!!

In the meantime, make sure you enter the regular 
Polkadoodles challenge 
which is below the Blog Hop Post on the Polkadoodles blog and see what our fabulous team have to offer for inspiration and 
ALSO, PLEASE PLEASE 
head on over to the other challenges I'm part of today which are over at 
Tattered Lace Blog challenge
and the
Graph'It Blog challenge 
Don't forget - all of these pages have more candy opportunities than you can poke a stick at so make sure you enter these great challenges!! 

See you soon!