Friday, 27 June 2014

Polkadoodles #26: Red, White and Blue

What?! Is it Friday already?! Worse still... half the year is gone! I haven't been crafting or blogging much this week but they'll be frenzy of posts from me starting today.

Let's kick off the creative madness with a Polkadoodles challenge and being so close 4th July, it seems fitting that we play with Red, White and Blue. But instead of going all Americana with my project, I'm looking East with Miss Dollie Daydream.

With the help Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Collection, I made a birthday card with an eastern flair. This CD is chock full of tasteful oriental details - 12 Dollies, 210 papers, 30 sentiments AND embellishments, toppers, frames, borders, envelopes, inserts and so much more. And if you are an impatient so-and-so like me, immediate gratification is available in the form of Dollie Daydream Goes East Download.

Sweet and simple. Backing paper and digis  from the CD and
a few bling-bling to add sparkle.  

Close-up of Dollie. I coloured her with Graph'It markers.
Skin: 4115, 4120, 4125    Cheeks:  4145, 4175
Hair: 9404, 9406, 9408    Dress: 5210, 5220, 5240
Obi and Lotus: 7140, 7155, 7160  

LOVE this sentiment from the CD.

Some challenges for this card:

Colour Q #247: Bashful Blue, Island Indigo, Blush Blossom, Read Red + White
Sister Act #63: AG Cards Only
4 Krafty Girlz #21: AG
Word Art Wednesday #138: AG Inspirational
Paper Pretties #316: Red, White & Blue
Freshly Brewed Challenge #18: Red, White & Blue

Now it's over to you, my friends. Create a project based on the theme "Red, White & Blue" and link it up over at Polka Doodles Challenge blog by Noon (GMT) July 11th. The winner will receive a fabulous download bundle from the Polkadoodles shop AND the Design Team's Top 3 picks will get a digi each. The identity of the lucky winners will be announced on Friday July 18th. So hurry and get crafting!

Rosie's News
Rosie had her 2nd cycle of Doxorubicin yesterday. It hasn't been a good week for her, hence my absence from crafting and blogging. I'm a little worried that this course of chemo might make her feel worse. She's a trooper and a lot stronger than I am, so we'll see how the weekend unfolds.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. There'll be daily posts from me until July 1st. How I managed to get all of these projects done on time is beyond me! Thank heavens for coffee and chocolate! Have a lovely sunny day, my friends. See ya tomorrow?



  1. Stunning card, Asha. Fabulous colouring and design. So sorry to hear that Rosie is having a bad week, it must be so so worrying for you. Sending lots of virtual hugs your way. Hope the weekend goes well. Karon.

  2. Gorgeous card. Love how you have coloured her. Xxxxxx

  3. Poor Rosie oxox for her. Love the RW&B creation Asha and pleased to see the stitching put in an appearance too!! xx

  4. Awesome card sweetie. Sorry Rosie is having a bad time with the chemo, hope she feels better as time goes by.


  5. Sweet friend! you are missed : ( I do hope life settles a bit and you find peace in your schedule.

    Your card is outstanding! one would never know that you didn't have endless playtime : ) I am in awe of your coloring! wowie!!

    Have a wonderful weekend - put your feet up!! relax... breathe!! and pray : )


  6. What a lovely and peaceful looking creation. I love the images on your card. Her hair is so lovely.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

    Heather D.

  7. Beautiful card Asha, I love the image and your design
    Kevin xx

  8. What an amazing use of red, white, and blue, Asha! Love the perfect stitching. That background dp is marvelous. :-D

  9. Fabulous colouring Asha - wish I could do that! I like they way you've done an Eastern theme with the colours too. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  10. So beautiful and a lovely image.

  11. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  12. Gorgeous card. Your colouring is beautiful. Hugs and thoughts for Rosie, hope she has a better week :) xx

  13. So beautiful! I love the images you used. The inside is great! Wonderful sentiments. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown Fresh Brewed Designs DT

  14. What a cool card and you colour so well. I love the name Dollie Daydream and I too think the sentiment is great. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  15. This is so perfect for our RED, WHITE AND BLUE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. her HAIR! Oh wow. Amazing colouring!!

  17. Beautiful card Asha..Loz

  18. Lovely make my sweet friend.

  19. Great card, I love how you have made her the main focus. Yvonne x

  20. I wouldn't have thought to use this image for this colour challenge but she works so well. Love your colouring.
    Jenny x


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