Friday, 4 January 2013

Polkadoodle-Emma Canning Blog Hop + CANDY

Hello there, fellow crafters. It's Friday again and time for another Polkadoodle challenge but this week it is one with a difference! You get the chance to win some fab Polkadoodle products by entering the challenge which is: 

To Make A Card Using The Same Fab Emma Canning Image That I Have
You'll get the image for free at the Polka Doodles Challenge Blog HERE
If you've come to my blog from Anjie then you are on the right track and if you get lost just go back to the Polkadoodle Challenge blog as the full list of participants is there.  Remember, you need to enter the challenge and participate in the blog hop to be eligible for the mega Polkadoodle challenge prizes.

Now let me show you what I've done with the Emma Canning image:

I made this sweet feminine card for a girlfriend using the beautiful floral, polkadot and gingham prints  from       Polkadoodles' Cherry Blossom Lane CD. With so many gorgeous papers and elements on this CD, I had a hard time choosing.  The sentiment is also from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD.... splendid - enough said! 

This image by Emma Canning is the sweeetest thing ever! The little lady is so delicate and I treated her kindly with soft pink colours. You have to agree that Emma's artwork is awesome and this image was an absolute joy to colour. 

For dimension I used foam tape and  die-cut CS. For embellies: sheer pink ribbon and a few pink blings and my card is done.  I really didn't have to try very hard with that beautiful image and delicious papers.

On the inside... I saw that tag on the Cherry Blossom CD and I just had to use it. A little freebie bookmark for my friend! 

Now hop on over to Astrid who will show you her creation using Emma's cute image. The Blog Hop will end at 12noon on Sunday 13 January along with the challenge, so good luck and happy hopping!

Don’t forget that you need to participate in the challenge and leave a comment on each of the blogs to be in with a chance of winning the mega Polkadoodle prizePlease be patient if not all the links are yet published – we are a World Wide Design Team with different time zones.  If you find a link is missing, please make a note of who you need to visit and come back later.

But wait, there's more! As this is my first blog-hop, 
... and because I know hopping is hard work,
... and because I dig ya,
I'm doing a little giveaway! Yes, you heard right! I do more than just eat cream cakes all day! 

There's a little goodie bag of tidbits up for grabs, and I'm hoping it will help you get started on your Valentine's Day and springtime projects. So, while I was distracted by a profiterole, the following doodads slipped into a little secret bag:

1. Die-cut felt scene : toadstools, flower and ladybug; 2. Three die-cut felt blossoms; 3. Die-cut large felt bloom in pink; 4. Die-cut felt strawberry with leaf and white blossom; 5. Die-cut felt apple; 6. Die-cut felt cherries; 6. Cream crochet lace (1mtr); 7. White heart lace (1mtr); 8. Pink rik-rak (1mtr); 9. One heart charm; 10. Gray polkadot ribbon (1mtr); 11. Pink polkadot ribbon (1mtr) ; 12. White and red flower ribbon (1mtr); 13. Papermania Typography Clear Stamp "With Love" and 14. MYSTERY STAMP - not shown above. Will be revealed when the winner is drawn!  

Here's what you've got to do to get your mitts on my stash:

1. Follow me...but only if you like what I do and plan to keep following me. This giveaway is my way of thanking my followers for putting up with me.  And yes, I plan to have more giveaways, so stick around! AND

2. Leave a comment... tell me what you did last year on Valentine's day. Why? 'Coz I'm plain nosy! (I was doing the laundry last year... so, no pressure to come up with a romantic tale!) To be entered into the draw, you must comment - both existing and new followers.

3. If you have a blog, leave me a link. I'd like to spy on you too.... (Did I mention that I'm nosy?)

This giveaway starts today Friday Jan 4, 2013 at 9am GMT and will end on Sunday Jan 13, 2013 at noon GMT at the same time as the Blog Hop. One lucky "Follower-Commenter" will be drawn at random using RandomOrg and the result will be posted on my blog on Monday Jan 14, 2013. Everyone eligible, from Nagasaki to Newfoundland, will be entered into the draw. So, don't be shy!

Thanks for stopping by and now I'll have to shoo you off to Astrid's place. Happy Hopping!


Blogged to:
Chocolate profiteroles, coffee and 


  1. Asha, I love your card, the papers you have chosen are perfect for the image.

  2. Oh my..don't you just love those soft...great design and i love your frame around the image...tfs

  3. Asha, your card is wonderful (great minds think alike on the sentiment lol!) but I love also that you added the tag as a book mark on the inside. Love the pastel colours and papers you chose and great colouring too:-) Hugs, Karon

  4. Wow Asha what a beautiful card and how kind of you to offer candy to the fans!!!!. big hugs Clare xxxx

  5. Beautiful Asha, your card, lovely sweet colours.
    I loved it.
    Hugs Astrid

  6. WOW!!! Love your card! The colors are so well put together! Beautiful!

  7. Love the pastel colours Asha, I love ginghams! Very pretty.
    Sally x

  8. ma quanta gioiosa primavera in questa card: mette molta allegria!!

    grazie per l'ispirazione.

    un bacio

  9. Hi Asha, love the pastel shades and the papers are fab.
    Welcome to our little Christmas card club.
    Hugs Sue W.

  10. Beautiful card, Asha! I love the colors and papers and pretty details! The image is so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win your little extra candy! For Valentine's Day last year, hubby and I just did a quiet dinner at home.

  11. Adorable image and card! Love the pink and green color combo!

  12. A lovely image and a great card, Jx

  13. I'm sure your friend loved this card Asha. The design is wonderful and your colored image is beautiful. Happy New Year!

  14. see I knew you were a pink lady!! Love the feminine colours, not sure if she is sh or with that skirt...not shy in any way!!!
    Last year on Valentines Day Callum and I had a meal in-cooked by him naturally. Too expensive these days to go out on Valentines!
    Those goodies look tempting!!

  15. love the muted colours of this card. very femimine. thanks for inspiration. Heather

  16. What a cute card!
    I actually don't remember what I did for valentines last year, but promised myself to keep track of all big moments this year :)
    My blog is
    XO Mi

  17. Love the delicate colours in this card and the image is adorable xx

  18. Beautiful design and colors are delicious. Now where was I last year on valentine. I do not know what I did yesterday, so I do not remember, I am a follower have been for awhile.,

  19. Adorable, Asha! I love that sheer ribbon! It just seems to top off this perfect card. Love all the delicate pinks with that minty green. Marvelous!

  20. This is really cute!! I love all your layers and embellies!!

    Last Valentine's Day, I went skiing on very sticky man-made snow!

    I am a follower and I think you could find me, but just in case... :)

  21. ciao cara Asha
    voglio partecipare al tuo bellissimo give away.
    Innanzi tutto ti voglio lasciare il link della mia card dello scorso anno (fortunata vincitrice del challenge a cui ha partecipato ) : ne sono orgogliosa perchè era la mia prima card.;postID=4480910201873427034

    Poi devo dirti che San Valentino non è una festa che noi pensiamo come davvero importante... io e mio marito non la abbiamo mai festeggiata. Solo ultimamente, con i bambini più grandi, abbiamo cominciato a fare delle cene a tema: tutto a forma di cuore (risotto alle fragole servito a forma di cuore, cocktail di mele e scampi in ciotolina in tema, filetto con decorazioni sempre un pochino sdolcinatamente a cuore e un semifreddo di cioccolato su crema di lamponi: indovina la forma del dessert????
    Ma la parte più divertente è stata decorare la casa con bigliettini monotematici: sei il mio amore!!!! Ti lascio il link per vederne l'effetto (anche se le foto non rendono).;postID=4362038540870771552

    Ecco!! Questo è stato il nostro SAn Valentino in famiglia.

    Spero di leggere altri racconti. A tal scopo ho inserito il link del tuo giveaway nel mio blog.

    Un bacione cara Asha

    E tu??? cosa hai fatto a San Valentino????

  22. Hello Asha , very generous of you and a fabulous candy as giveaway .
    But I dont think that I am in between those places you mentioned being in Australia
    True , that is a sweet image for your beautiful card and you have coloured her sweetly .

  23. Ahhh gorgeous card, Asha! I already stalk you - I mean follow you, as you know ;). Thanks for the chance to win a blog candy from you!

    1. opps forgot to mention what I was doing on Valentines Day last year - well my bday is day before Valentines so my hubby takes me out to dinner each time ;).

  24. Beautiful card, and I love the yummy papers from the new cd! Mandy x

  25. Hi Asha, to answer your question - nothing memorable!! Yum, I love profiteroles too! Thanks for chance to win. Nicola x

  26. Beautiful card - such delicate colours. Last year on Valentines day, we went to a beer festival but that suited us both. I'm off to have a good look round now but thanks for the chance to win x

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  28. Really pretty card.Love the beautiful papers and the image is coloured so well.Stunning card.Thank you for the chance to win too.Very kind.For valentines last year it was a night in with my hubby.My blog is .Hugs Debbie x

  29. thanks for a chance to win! i remember making a card for my hubby and then i forced him to take me out for dinner as a return favor :D


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