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Challenges Won Whilst A Team Member of Polkadoodles

Won on the 15th February 2015 for challenge #46 Anything Goes with my Love Is In the Air card

Won on the 10th March 2015 for the Mother's Day Challenge at Just Inspirational Top 3 Winner and also Winner

Won on the 12th April 2015 challenge #41 at Scribble & Scrap Challenge Blog with my Easter project


Won the 18th October for challenge #41 Feeling Sentimental with Crafting from The Heart #81 Anything Goes.

winner of challenge 1 of Lemon Shortbread 9.11.2015 with week 44 red brown and orange challenge

Won Challenge 12 at A Snowflake Promise blog challenge with my Xmas Decoration made for Digi Choosday Challenge 49

Won for Week January 5 Anything Goes Challenge for Through The Craft Room door for my embroidered hoop using the Colour Therapy Inspiring Foliage Collection

Won January Challenge with Sisters of Craft for #week 4 In Bloom challenge with my teacup
And an honorable mention on 613 Avenue Create Challenge #160 Anything Goes with no Twist challenge
And a Top 3 at Where The HeART Is Challenge #5
and a chosen winner at Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge January 2016

Design Team Favourite for Crafting from The Heart Challenge #101 with my Week 9 Ladies Ladies Ladies challenge

Top 3 at Ooh La La Creations for my week 24 For A Male Challenge 

Crafting with Friends design team favourite with my Bonkers Winnie in Wonderland Card

Top 3 winner & DT Favourite for Classic Design Open Team Challenge  June 2016 #3
and Top 3 Winner in Crafts & Me Challenge for June Anything Goes Challenge

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge June 21st 2016 and #96 for Creative Moments Challenge

Design Team Favourite for Crafting with Friends Challenge #23

Design Team Favourite at Artistic Inspirations Challenge #159
and top 3 favourite for Lemon Shortbread Challenge #18

Design Team Favourite at Crafting From The Heart #122 and Top 3 at Lemon Shortbread Challenge #20

Won The UK digi image prize at Dragon Fly Journeys Blog

Top 3 at Crafts & Me Summertime July Challenge

Design Team Favourite at Crafting With Friends #28, Top 3 at Jo's Scrapshack FFC #157 and winner of Love to Craft #2 September Challenge


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