Monday 12 October 2009

Pollycraft Monday challenge, and Birthday Bloghop!!

The pollycraft challenge is 1 year old!!!!
I'd like to take this oppurtunity to say a huge thank you to all my amazing DT and GDT
You are all STARS, and I love working with everyone of you!!!


If you havent 'hopped' here from Sue..... and want to join in the fun..... get yourself over to the Challenge blog where the fun starts, and 'hop' your way through all the DT blogs in order.....
There will be a letter to collect at every blog along the way, remember to write it down, and then leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the prizes....

The final letter you need to complete your word(s) is:

I hope you've enjoyed visiting all the DT blogs?......

Put the letters together in the order you collected them, and you will have a word(or words)
which you need to leave in your comment on THIS blog.....
(I will have comment moderation turned on, and will not publish comments containing the winning word until the end of the hop)
The hop will run for 2 weeks, until the 26th October,I will use to pick 1 winner....
(full details are available on the 'challenge blog')

The GRAND prize is.....

10 Promarkers of your choice!!


5 Clear stamps of your choice!!

The Challenge is going ahead as normal, and we have a colour scheme for you..

I love this combo......

I made the background by embossing three strips of card with a cuttlebug snowflakes folder
then highlighted bits with a white pen, and added a few dewdrops...
The adorable stamp I've used is Joyous from the Winter Elves collection...


Remember you need to leave the word you have found from collecting the letters along the blog-hop on THIS post!!


Ruthie said...

Do love blog hops!!! Remind me of that Annie Lennox song....SweetDreams are made of this! LOL - thanks for the hop! Gonna check out all those digi stamps now! Got the cherry kisses already!

Nicola said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Paula, loving your sweet image and wonderful colouring. The embossing is an awesome accent and this colour combo is beautiful. I am amazed at all the gorgeous images available and the awesome cards created along this hop.
Nicola -x-

Anne said...

Wow Paula, that was fun and some gorgeous inspirational cards along the way, your own included of course.

Happy Birthday to Pollycraft!


Anne x

Nicola said...

Oops I forgot to leave my answer to the hop, was too engrossed with the images and creations. My answer is SWEET DREAMS, thank you for introducing me to these awesome images.
Nicola -x-

Jill said...

Well that is SWEETDREAMS then!

Thank you for the blog hop and all the inspiration from your challenge blog. I love your image and the colour combo is brilliant.
Jill x

Wilma said...

Fabby card Paula - love the embossing, the colouring, the image - its gorgeous - Happy Birthday Pollycraft- i enjoyed the blog hop and seeing all the cards!
the words are 'Sweet Dreams!'

Suzi Mac said...

Your card is just adorable as are all the other lovely DT cards, I've had a lovely time this morning, thanks for the journey and a very Happy Birthday to Pollycrafts, here's to another year of success. The mystery word is Sweet Dreams.
Suzi x

Jayne Hayward said...

I think the word is SWEET DREAMS. I just love your card with the embossed papers. The image is so cute. Thank you for giving us a lovely chance in winning some candy.

Jayne xx

Unknown said...

Had great fun on the blog hop today and have collected all the letters and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous DT cards.

the word is SWEET DREAMS

Happy Birthday and thanks for all the lovely chances to win.

Jan x

Annie said...

The word is Sweet Dreams

and I'm not sure how you are working the comment moderation - perhaps you are just deleting the answer bit! not sure. Anyway

The blog hop was amazing - wow the DT have done a fantastic job on the sample cards - totally awesome. Only trouble is I now have a wish list a mile long.
I discovered Pollycraft about November time last year and couldn't join in the challenges for a little while as I had no stamps. That has been remedied now and I just love the new ranges that you are bringing out. Fabulous.

Happy Birthday and thanks for the Blog Hop fun.

Ann xxx

Tiets said...

Oohhhh it was so nice to hop over to all the DT girls! the word I found is Sweet dreams!
Congrats to you for you annivesary!
Hugs Tiets

Moni said...

Waw so fab card and great blog hop! Love all cards, so cute images! The words you need:

Linda said...


The bloghop was fun. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize.

Cathy said...

Fabulous hop Paula and some stunning images.
The word is SWEETDREAMS.

Your card is gorgeous, and I love the sweet image.
Cathy xx

Unknown said...

Hi SWEET DREAMS brilliant hop really enjoyed it thanks for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
Christine x

crafty amy said...

Hiya hun,
I just had to hop along with everyone :D I love this card of yours I am not sure I would have the patience for all that highlighting but it really makes it :D

Amy xx

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Paula congrats on your 1st birthday hun!!! Really enjoyed the blog hopping - you have a really talented bunch of ladies on your DT. Can't wait for the new images to be released.
The words are:
Have a great day.
Take care
Debs xx

ribenaruby said...

Wow, beautiful creations! Enjoyed the celebratory hop and the answer is SWEET DREAMS. Thanks for offering some lovely candy and hope you have many more years to come.

Heather said...

Love the card, your colouring is perfect. What an amazing prize, thank you. Hop Word: sweet dreams

Marley said...

Wow Paula.. the card is lovely! Thanks for the last letter and winning this YUMMY BIG Candy! That would really be a dream come true.. I also became a follower of your blog! The words I collected while I was hopping was: Sweet dreams! Thanks again and have a lovely day! xxx Hugs Marley

Donnas Den said...


I've had a great time on your blog hop. The DT cards and yours were all fab. My answer is 'Sweet Dreams' and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a prize.

Will put a link on my sidebar.



Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Thanks for the fun blog hop! The phrase is "SWEET DREAMS". I love your card -- beautiful what you've done with that color combo!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Paula. What a beautiful card. Love the embossing, its very effective and sets off that gorgeous image.
What SWEET DREAMS it would be, to be able to colour like that.
Thank you for this amazing Blog Hop.
Happy Birthday.
Love Sandra xx

Deanne Clarke said...

Fun hop!!! Awesome creations by all the DT!!!

The word I made when hopping was SWEETS. I hope that's correct because I'd love to have a chance to win some of those markers! I've hard a lot of great things about them and would love to try them!

Angela Toucan said...

Happy Birthday Polycraft.
Sweet Dreams

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card and I just love the little dew drops you have added - what a lovely detail.
Thanks for the blog hop, I had great fun seeing such an amazing collection of cards and fab prizes.
The letters I collected spell

Caroline xxx

pinky said...

What a beautiful card, love the three strips of embossing, great idea. Your images have all been stunning. The word I collected is SWEET DREAMS. many thanks and happy 1st Birthday.

Unknown said...

gorgeous cards a long the hop loved them all xx i got the words sweet dreams hope that is correct :) xx

Catherine said...

Sweet Dreams ! I have really enjoyed my "blog hop" and I do like the next challenge, those three colours are just gorgeous and work together so well. Thank you so much for all the treats and happy bithday Pollycraft !

crafterGM said...

The word is sweet dreams. Thanks Gloria M.

Katie said...

Gorgeous card and the coloring is wonderful! This hop has been such great fun!

crafterGM said...

I just love that card you made the coloring is awesome. This has been a fun hop around. Thanks Gloria M.

Katie said...

OK, I didn't read the directions so my last comment didn't have the word in it! LOL Silly Me ;)
The phrase is Sweet Dreams.
Thanks for a great hop and for offering all the wonderful prizes.

Just Me said...

Such a pretty card!!

Just Me said...

The words from the blog hop are

Sweet Dreams

Unknown said...

Loved the hop! There really are some wonderful creations there!

The secret phrase is...
Sweet Dreams

Loving your work!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS. Love the image and the coloring and the embossing just makes it all fit together so perfectly.
This was a fun blog hop. Here's the words I collected:

Unknown said...

Hi Paula,
Wow what great fun I've had and seen some booootiful creations along the way with some amazing prizes too.
May just have to buy the digi's in the next two weeks cos I luuurrve your images. Ooops, nearly forgot - the words are SWEET DREAMS.
Dawn xxx

*Ang* said...

Lovely card Paula! The blog hop words are 'sweet dreams'. Have enjoyed doing the blog hop and thanks for the chance, Ang x

Joanne said...

I love the card. Sweet Dreams are fab.
Joanne x

Jennifer said...

Awesome hop. The answer is Sweet Dreams.

Jenny said...

Paula, this card is fantastic! Love all the details. Great prize too!

The words are "Sweet Dreams"! :)

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Paula, wow what a really wonderful idea I ahve been blog hopping and I have the answer... SWEET DREAMS and this prize would be in my sweet dreams thanks you so much for running the hop it was fun and thanks for the chance to win some really wonderful prizes I will put a link on my blog for you too.

Stephanie said...

such a cute card and I enjoyed the hop... the word is sweet dreams...

Daisychain said...

Blog-Hop Answer:- SWEET DREAMS

Paula your card is gorgeous and the lovely image is coloured beautifully.

What a fantastic blog-hop! I have had a lot of fun looking at all the lovely creations on all the DT and GDT blogs. All very talented ladies! Thank you all very much for the inspiration.

Happy 1st Birthday Pollycraft!

Rachel said...

Such a gorgeous card Paula, love that image.
picked up all the letters from the blogs and came up with:

Happy Birthday Pollycraft!!

Dragonlady said...

Wow Paula,

Stunning card for your DT inspiration.

Thanks also for the chance to win some fabulous candy.

The words are SWEET DREAMS.

Fingers crassed.

Ali x

Aunty Sue said...

woh happy brithday and the words are " SWEET DREAMS" and hope to have many thanks really enjoyed this hop.

Janiel/ janny said...

What a fun hop!!! Sweet Dreams is a good way to describe your cute little images... THanks for the fun!!
hugs, janny

Unknown said...


What a great way to celebrate Pollycraft's birthday!!

There are some beautiful cards from the DT!!

Love the image you have used, she is coloured beautifully, they are a great colour combo!!

Angela D x

Crafty Cat said...

Now let me see could the words be 'Sweet Dreams'?
xxx Carol
PS Love your card!

Katie L Oakley said...

Answer to the blog hop: Sweet Dreams
Congrats on the birthday, I do love all the pollycraft designs! :)

Unknown said...

The magic words are SWEET DREAMS.

thank you for a great hop

Fiona x

Unknown said...

Lovely card and a great hop, Thank you.

Fiona x

Holly said...

Gorgeous card! What a fun hop! The prize is awesome! The words I got from the blog hop are "Sweet Dreams". Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

The word is: SWEET DREAMS
Thanks for the fun blog hop

lou said...

what fun hopping around. And a lovely card! Thanks louise x

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday Pollycraft! I love your card Paula & have enjoyed the blog hop :-)

The words are: Sweet Dreams


lou said...

thanks for the blog hop. it was good fun and enjoyed seeing everyone's cards. Thanks Louise x

My entry is SWEET DREAMS.

Tink said...

The Blog hop is AMAZING! Beautiful Cards! But you can't make anything BUT Beautiful cards when using your Images!!
The Words are.. SWEET DREAMS!

Barb said...

This was fun & I found lots of inspiration through the blog hop.

Dawnll said...

Fabulous is all I can say! What a wonderful hop this was thank you to all your talented team members.The words are SWEET DREAMS...I would be thrilled to win all these prizes.

Lorraine said...

The words are SWEET DREAMS. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. The blog hop was great and it is great to see other peoples blogs and card creations

kaylou said...

Hi paula
love your card too, fab blog hop and found some new inspiration,thankyou.
The word is 'SWEET DREAMS'
thanks again hugs Kaylou xoxo

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

what a gorgeous card Paula! what fun hopping around! thank for the chance to win.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

and the words that I have found from collecting the letters along the blog-hop - SWEET DREAMS

Pauline said...

Fabulous card = the embossed 2 colour background is a great idea and the image is just gorgeous. The colours look amazing together. Thanks for the chance to visit so many talented people with this blog hop and for the generous prizes offered.
Nearly forgot - the words are

Tracy said...

Great cards to see along the way... I couldnt get ionto two of them ... the lkinks didnt work for some reason,,, so guessed the two missing letters... hopefully Sweetdreams is it!

Tip Top said...

Happy First Birthday!!

And the word is SWEETDREAMS! Yeah! I've completed my very first blog hop - so I am pleased with myself!!

I've only recently found your challenge blog but I'm hoping to be a regular participant and I wish you all the success for the future!

Stitchinwitch said...

I had so much fun on the blog hop and got some great inspiration. Gorgeous cards from everyone

The words are SWEET DREAMS

Craftyrose said...

Thanks for the great blog hop! Some beautiful cards to view on the way! The word I found is Sweet dreams.

Wiccababe said...

Hi Paula,
what a fab card - and such a super wintery image
the blog hop words are "Sweet Dreams"
I've had a great time visiting all the blogs and seeing all the fab creations and images

Linda van der Lans. said...

Hi what a lovely card you've made!! I'm really happy whit it.
The word i have found during the hop is : SWEET DREAMS

i hope i can because i'm nervus about all the prizes you can win!!
Love Linda

Bubbles said...

Wow Paula, fab card, love the embossed backing and the highlighting you've done, and of course the gorgeous image!
Have had fun hopping!!
The 'word's' are SWEET DREAMS

JOanne x

P.S. Congratulations on Pollycrafts 1st annivesary!

Karen said...

Love your card and it's been a great hop but it's late now so 'sweet dreams' !

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lovely card, that colour combo really works and your images make cardmaking easy.
Thanks for the blog-hopping competition, it's been great fun visiting all those inspirational blogs.
Carol C x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Paula I do so love your card the colours are fabulous and the images outstanding. This is the last of the blogs and I must say it is only my second ever blog hop and I have enjoyed visiting each DT member their creativity and inspiration are awesome you must be so proud of them. The winning word made up of all the letters that I have collected is 'SWEET DREAMS'
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

What an idiot I am, so excited I forgot to say "sweet dreams" in my first comment. Thanks again for the blog-hopping competition and inspiration.
Carol C x

Anonymous said...

Wow - I sure would have SWEET DREAMS if I won this prize! Love all the cards on the hop - and will be having a good nosy at all the new digis now.

Irma said...

Wow what a loveley cards , and the immages are to sweets !!
Thank you for a hoppy day

XXX irma

Kat said...

What a lovely wintry card Paula. Love the snowflake embossing.

The answer is SWEET DREAMS.

Kat x

Loz said...

'Sweet Dreams' Paula!
Thanks for the blog-hop...I love seeing all the fab blogs out there and PollyCraft products are gorgeous!

clare said...


fingers crossed..and thanks for the chance and happy 1st birthday pollycraft...big hugs and here's to many more years xxx

clare xx

Nettie said...

Hi Paula
Really have enjoyed this blog hop. thanks for the chance to win some really fab candy. The words are 'Sweet Dreams'. Thanks again Nettie.x

sheffsue said...

Had fun on the hop...and found some wonderful inspiration.

Sue x

"Sweet Dreams"

Wanda said...

This was sooo much fun. Thanks for the blog hop I just love your card... the words are Sweet Dreams.
Thanks again.. Lots of Hugs!!!!

Gail said...

Thank you so much for this competition,it was fun.all concerned have made some gorgeous cards and the candy on offer is fab.I already have some Pollycraft images, I love them.The word is SWEET DREAMS.

Unknown said...

What a stunning card and I have really enjoyed this hop, thanks to all the girls for their stunning cards, collected all your letters and woukd like to wish you

wendy said...

the word is....SWEET DREAMS....

wendy said...

the word is SWEET its been great doing the hop....all the design teams are fantastic and they are all very talented....great fun!


Tink said...

OK, I know I left a comment here with the word???
Sweet dreams..

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for the chance to win so many great prizes and happy birthday. The words are of course SWEET DREAMS. Love your images and this card is great. Marianne x

Lisa said...

Hi Paula, Such a gorgeous card! I love your colour combo. I have really enjoyed visiting all the blogs on the hop.

Lisa x

Lisa said...

Hi Paula,

I think the letters spell;


Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa x

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Thanks so much for the blog hop, all the DT work along the way has been wonderful. And, lolol, I nearly forgot, but the secret words are
Thanks again!

mgcreative said...

wow! ur card is very sweet.
u make the colors look georgeous.

and the prize? wow! adorable!
thx for the chance...
and the word is "sweet dreams", isn't it?

Debsydoo said...

Love the cards, had fun browsing while hopping lol

the words are SWEET DREAMS

hugs Debs x

Christine said...

Your card is great! I love how you used the embossing!!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize package.


Christine said...

I don't think I left my work.

Sweet Dreams!!!


Debs said...

What a great time I've had hopping from blog to blog, all the DT's work is amazing and totally different, I'm loving that colour combo and your colouring is brilliant. Thanks for the chance of winning some awesome candy.The words are SWEET DREAMS

Kimmi said...

Beautiful design. I love these colours together and having visiting all the team and seen them together, the results are gorgeous!

I've done the hop and I believe the word(s) to be SWEET DREAMS. I've had so much fun hopping, Its late now so I am off to bed.

Thank you, and to the rest of the DT for sharing some wonderful cards along the way!

And thank you for the chance at winning some goodies too :D


Kimmi xx

Elaine Greenwood said...

Hi Paula, I just love your stamps and images. I have only used your digital images as postage can get a bit costly.

All the cards on the blog hop were amazing, great colouring and layouts.

The word I collected is SWEET DREAMS.

Thanks for the chance to win.


Lorraine A said...

The words are SWEET DREAMS :-)

fabulous hop :-)

lorraine x x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card paula ,, I love the image and the embossed panels look fabulous :-)
The hop hads been lovely, I really enjoyed it, all the DT cards have been fabulous :-)

Happy Birthday :-)
Lorraine x x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a stunning card. I love the image and your colouring is awesome. Great layout and details. Thanks for the amazing blog hop - I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all the DT blogs. Hugs, Denise x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, I thought I'd leave my blog hop word in a separate comment - the words I found after visiting the DT blogs are - SWEET DREAMS. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Denise x

jayabe said...

Lovely card.x

jayabe said...

sweet dreams

Julye said...

Wow what a prize and a fun blog hop , all these fab blogs to follow theres no wonder I seem to spend longer and longer on the computer, I think I'll have withdrawl syptoms in the school holidays as my son intends using the computer to revise and that means play games as well so I never get to play. Fab blog hop and thankyou for the chance to win, the magic words are 'sweet dreams' just what these prizes could create thanks Julye

Julie said...

Really enjoyed your blog hop ! Would love to win your prize - heres to many more Birthdays !

The answer is SWEETS

Julie x

Anonymous said...

Paula! how fun this has been.. my first blog hop. I couldn't leave a comment in Becky or lindsey's blog. they don't have anonymous for the selection.. but I did comment in the rest of them..
so many talented gals.. and fab card creations.
thanks for the fun..
the words are (Sweet Dreams)

HazelQ said...

Fun blog hop Paula, that is a gorgeous card :)
The word I collected is: SWEET DREAMS
Thank you for the chance to win!

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh Paula!
very beautiful card, thank you to super lot is very nice of you
hugs didi

Crafty Lynz said...

the word is "sweet dreams" thanks for giving this oportunity xx

Rosa Forino said...

Wow Thanks for the chance at all your candy I follow and have linked you all up
sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa

the word is SWEET DREAMS

Lou Sims said...

What a fab "blog hop" and have to say, loving the colour combo chosen . . one I must try. All the DT cards have been very inspiring.

Well I've collected all my letters & I'm hoping that the word(s) are:


Thanks for the chance of winning,


Annie said...

love your card Paula, and love the prize you are giving away too - what a fabulous combination of Polycraft stamps and ProMarkers! The phrase I collected is: SWEET DREAMS
hugs, annie x

Vitahus said...

thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment, have just been looking at your cards - they are gorgeous and this one is sooo beautiful!

Sally said...

thank you for the chance of winning at least 1 of these wonderful prizes the answer is Sweet Dreams.

Thank you again and happy 1st birthday

debbies said...

Fun hop - can't wait to get some of these cuties when they are available!

Kathie said...

Hi Paula, Happy Birthday and congratulations on your 1st Birthday. Have loved the Blog Hop I've seen so many lovely blogs and such wonderful images and ideas. Thanks to everyone for shearing this.
Sweet Dreams

BezVesla said...

Happy Birthday PollyCraft! I`ve get SWEET DREAMS!

Jac’s Playground said...

Oh wow what fun I've had blog hopping and what delicious prizes there are out there. Anyway I believe the words are Sweet Dreams. Thanks for a wonderful journey. xx

Mary said...

What a beautiful card Paula!! Thanks for doing the blog hop. I had alot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win some really great prizes. All the cards shown during the blog hop were great! I better hurry up and leave the word I found before I forget to. It is:


Kt_Dragonfly said...

In the words of Beyonce, the answer is "SWEET DREAMS!" :D
I've had fun hopping all these blogs, ThanQ :D xxx

Sandra said...

Hi Paula...Sweet Dreams:)


Sandra said...

Love your card!!All the cards on the hop were fab! Great fun:)


Jennifer Scull said...

such a great hop! thank you so much!!


Julye said...

hi i thought I'd already left my comment and magic words to be in with a chance of the candy but I can't see it so I'll do it again

'sweet dreams'

I hope are the magic words that may bring some candy my way. Great hop great card and my fav colours I wonder if I've got time to make something to enter the challenge I'll have to go see thanks Julye

Margreet said...

HappyBirthday Pollycraft Challenge...what a nice card you've made Paula.......and thanks for giving the chance to win that fab prize! was fun bloghopping
Sweet dreams.........
xxx Margreet

snooptigger said...

Fab card. Loved doing this blog hop as I got to see some lovely blogs on the way

ANSWER: Sweet Dreams

Jeannie said...

Phew! Finished! Really enjoyed the blog hop and seeing all the wonderful designs along the way, especially yours of course (grovel grovel)... Thanks for a great way to celebrate Pollycraft Challenge's 1st Birthday and for all the wonderful prizes on offer too. Keep up the good work Paula!
Jeannie (DPCS) xxx

ps... The word is 'sweetdreams'

Winnie said...

Not sure i do this the right way but here's the word i found during my hop
Sweet Dreams.

Lovely card love the color combo

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Paula,Had a great time visiting all the blogs and seeing the fab cards, i love your card its gorgeous:)
The letters i've collected spell
Happy birthday pollycraft:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Cazzy said...

Sweet Dreams - very appropriate, do you think people will cheat though?

Loved the hop, and there are so many great prizes.

Cazzy x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Paula,
Being a newbie, your designs are fab and it has been great checking out all your dt blogs.
wow they have some talent
thanks its been fun x
the word i collected was
Suzie Qx

THERESA said...


Ideja said...

Love your work! and the card is absolutly gorgeous! Thi final words from bloghop is SWEET DREAMS!
Thank you that I can be part of that!
Love and hugs!

Andrea said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Thanks for the hop - fabulous work by all the DT. The words I have collected are Sweet Dreams!
Love, Andrea xx

Nicky said...

Hi Paula have had great fun blog hopping getting here amazing cards and designs - you card is stunning

The words I got are Sweet Dreams

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Had a fantastic hop around - wonderful work on all the DT's blogs.

The words are "Sweet Dreams"
Debbie x

Lynn said...

Well I made it ... all that hopping is so tiring trying to remember all the great inspirational ideas. Fabulous cards by everyone and some great ideas to try. The answer is SWEET DREAMS now need to keep everything crossed so that I am the lucky winner as I would love to be the owner of this fabulous prize.

Lynn x

Marisa said...

Great card, Paula. All the cards on the blog hop were fantastic. The letters make up the words Sweet Dreams.
Marisa xx

Paula said...