Friday, 4 January 2013

Polka Doodles - Emma Canning Blog Hop

Hi everyone - it's Friday again and time for another Polka Doodle challenge, but this week it is one with a difference!  You get the chance to win some fab Polka Doodle products by entering the challenge which is:

To Make A Card Using The Same Fab Emma Canning Image That I Have

You will find it free at the Polka Doodles Challenge Blog HERE

You need to enter the challenge and participate in the blog hop, to be eligible for any prizes.

If you have come to my blog from Fliss at The Stampers Chef, then you are on the right track.  If you are just popping in to visit me and you would like to take part, then you will need to start at the beginning at the Polka Doodle Challenge blog, as a full list of participants is there.  Don't forget that you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs, and enter the challenge to be in a chance of winning the mega Polka Doodle prize!

Here is my little bit of inspiration for you.

I decided to use the Emma Canning image to make a card for a friend.  The image was coloured using my Spectrum Noir markers.

The patterned papers are from the new Polka Doodles Cherry Blossom CD, that was released just before Christmas on the 15 December.  It is one fabulous CD, there are so many images (coloured and black and white for you to colour yourselves), sentiments, papers and some fabulous ready to go toppers to print and cut and so much more. 

I used my first ever Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Eight - I wish I had bought some of these when I first started back to card-making, they are great!  I know, I'm easily pleased; you have all probably been using these for years LOL!

The sentiment is also from the same CD - isn't it just perfect - there really are loads to choose from, for all types of occasions.

I inked all the edges, of all the layers, with a purple Studio G ink pad and raised the sentiment layer to add a little dimension.

A little bit of ribbon, some pearl dots and a lovely bow to finish off my card.  I of course also did the inside of my card.  Used the Nestabilities in there too, and the little rose stamp is from a See D's set called Springtime Swirls (bought in the UK many moons ago).

I just love lilac colours and this came together really quickly, even the image didn't take too long to colour.

The Polka Doodles on line shop sells so many crafty items, along with their fabulous crafting CD's.   You only have to spend a minimum of  £10.00 to get Free Shipping Worldwide.  They are also beginning to expand into the digi world, with more instant downloads and more are being added weekly.  You can get lots of different downloads, from small bundles to individual images so why not go along and take a peek.

Of course, what is a blog hop without a little blog candy.  For one lucky follower who leaves a comment on my blog will have this little pile of goodies.  I will draw for the candy on the Monday 14th January, the day after the challenge finishes.

It includes:-
10 each of silver/gold metal fans (not real silver and gold LOL!)
5 woven papers 5"by 7"
2 packs of sticky ribbon
An assortment of little teeny bows.
Pack of 8 blank cards.

Just a little something to say thank you for being a follower and leaving me a comment.

Your next stop on the hop is Kimberly at Just Wordz, she will show you her creation that she made using Emma's cute image.

The Blog Hop will end at 12noon (GMT) Sunday 13 January, along with the challenge. So good luck, and happy hopping.

Please make sure you follow the challenge rules, found on the Polka Doodle challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. I love violet, this card is very nice!

  2. Love love the colours, Karon. I never thought much of lilac...but I stand corrected. Your colouring is impeccable, as always!


  3. Karon, I love lilac and you've used it perfectly! I love the double bow, and the sentiment is perfect.

  4. Hey karen...hope things are well....fabulous card..i just love the colours...tfs

  5. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  6. beautiful card Karon!!
    LOVE your coloring of the adorable stamp :)
    Happy Friday!!

  7. Lovely card Karon, i like the colours a lot.
    Hugs Astrid

  8. Love this card - so pretty - colours are gorgeous :-) x x

  9. Hi Karon, this is a lovely use of colours, so pretty and fresh.
    Hugs Sally from Germany xx

  10. ciao karon
    trovo davvero molto bella la colorazione che hai realizzato.


    un bx

    1. Thank you - I'm glad you like the colouring:-)

  11. Karon- It's been so wonderful watching your blog grow with you. Now your giving your own candy?!!!! Yeah you. It makes me smile huge smiles. Lovely card and blog hop. Keep it up, girl!

  12. What a gorgeous card, Karon!! The colors are beautiful and the image is adorable!! I just love the sentiment!! Awesome card!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Beautiful card, Karon! I love the soft color combo and the cute image! Thanks for the chance at your extra candy!

  14. Stunning! Love the purple and that paper is awesome! Great Job!

  15. Beautiful card Karon & you did a fabulous job coloring it in. Have a wonderful weekend :D

  16. Adorable image, Karon! And I love the pretty purple color!

  17. This is so the sentiment and colored image.

  18. Love the colors. Your card is so cute. TFS.
    Hugs D-

  19. Your card is so sweet - great color!

  20. What a cute card. The coloring is terrific. It took me a wile to use Spellbinders too. Now I can't get enough of them.

  21. What a darling card! Love all the purple layers and embellishments. The image is just adorable and your coloring looks fabulous!

  22. Pretty card, love te sentiment

  23. Karon, this card is so beautiful! You colored this sweetheart so wonderfully and the sentiment is truly lovely. The papers are fantastic... what an amazing CD, with so many perfectly coordinated elements. I love the colors and the gorgeous purple ribbon, too. :o) Marvelous creation as always, my friend! (And YAY for Spellbinders!) Thank you also for the opportunity to win such a pretty prize. :o) I hope you have a happy weekend, Karon! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  24. Karon, this is a lovely card. lol at the Spellbinders comment because I tried them out about 3 months ago - they're great!

  25. Great image...and fabulous job coloring her. She's adorable!!!

  26. What a great card. Love the colors you chose and your wonderful coloring. TFS

  27. Very pretty with all that purple. I am a favorite of layering all the paper and Spellbinders are awesome!

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  28. Such a sweet card Karon.
    I see you are ready for spring with your pastel colours ;)

  29. Love your card, really appreciate the eye for detail :)

    XO Mi

  30. Lovely purples and I love the message you put on for a friend! :)

  31. Super cute card Karon. Great coloring as always!!


  32. So super adorable Karon Have a great week

  33. Love the lilac colour of your card. my favourite colour.
    This is new for me so having great fun this morning visiting blogs.thanks for such inspiration .Heather x

  34. WOW - thanks so much for all the fab comments everyone and a welcome to the newbies followers:-)

  35. love theis feminine card - its really beautiful xx

  36. Lovely card, really pretty!
    Mandy x

  37. Love the card Karon...she is a sweet image. I grab her as a freebie and hope to play along. Really like the coloring and purple is my favorite color! Great card :)

  38. Lovely colours on this card. This blog hop is great as I'm seeing so much I haven't noticed on the CD yet x

  39. beautiful Karon, I love your layout.

  40. Such a pretty card.Love the soft subtle colours.Thank you for the chance to win.Hugs Debbie x


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