Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Take a Trip Down Cherryblossom Lane.....

Here's a chance for you to win the latest, totally gorgeous CD rom for your crafting - Cherryblossom Lane by Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles. This is an inspired collection based around fanciful flowers and sweet little rabbits. I can honestly say that this is probably my favourite of all the Polkadoodles CD - I will give you a sneek peek tomorrow of some of the lovely stuff all ready for you to print out. All you have to do is leave a comment under this post, and I will randomly draw a winner on Sunday (3rd February) and announce the winner next Monday. As usual, you can enter wherever you live, I will mail worldwide. In the meantime, go to the Polkadoodles gallery to see some of the gorgeous samples that the design team have made. Good luck




Here's my first card, I loved this little Grandad rabbit,and used him to make a retirement card. It's a simple easel, made by folding and scoring the front of a scallop edge card in half.......I printed him out already coloured, although I could have printed him out as a black and white digi image ready to colour if I'd had more time. I printed a matching background paper, it all came together so quickly...




love these ticket sentiments.........I liked the 'here's to new beginnings' sentiment as well. The last thing people need on retirement is to be told 'take it easy' or 'put your feet up' when they are wondering what to do with the rest of their lives!



the clear domed gems add just a touch of restrained sparkle, without making it too 'blingy' to give to a male.......I printed two images out, cut out the rabbit head, and the two front flower pots, and popped them on with foam pads....


I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more Cherryblossom cards for you to look at. See you then x

87 comments:

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
Cannot believe I am number one to comment. I love this cd and the bunny card is so cute. I am trying to make cards each special day of the year for 4 little girls. I have my 4 Valentines made and next is Easter. This bunny would be so cute. Hope all is better. I did a comment but it did not show up. What are the changes of winning when you are the first to comment. Thanks for a chance to win..

Asha said...

Adorable card...worth retiring for. Love the colours too. Have to agree with you, Cherry Blossom Lane is totally fab!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Carla S. said...

Wonderful creation, Enfys! Love the soft colors and cute images! Thanks for the chance to win the CD!

Kristie Maynard said...

Love it! Such a cute little old guy! sounds like things are pretty much back to normal there, sure hope so.

Glennis said...

I love your gorgeous retirement card, and what a great sentiment to use

Denise Bryant said...

I am in awe of your cards and coloring techniques! I'd be delighted to win one of your prizes! Thanks for the chance!
DeniseB

ike said...

That is a FABULOUS card Enfys - such a sweet rabbit and I love the shape you made :-)
Do the tickets come on the CD too ??
I went over and peeked in the gallery and the samples are wonderful. I love the Bunny in the umbrella boat :-D xxxxxxxx

n@tie said...

I love the card and the colors you used!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Enfys, hope you're well, this card is wonderful, very spring like and I agree the new beginnings is exactly what it should be, fab design. Ruby x

misteejay said...

What a super card Enfys. That image is lovely and the colours are just great.

Toni xx

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous CD - have been at looked at the samples. Your card is gorgeous! I love the flowery paper. I agree with you about the sentiment - the one you chose is perfect! Thank you for the chance to win xx

nannapat said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys. Love the sentiments and grandad rabbit. I have a couple of Polksdoodles CD's & the quality is second to none. Thanks for the chance to win. Pat x

Anonymous said...

I am fairly new to Polkadoodles. I would love to be inspired to make new cards with rabbits, flowers, fences etc.

Carolyn Johnson

Carol said...

OMGoodness, what a fun card this is ... love your layered bits and the pretty soft colors ... and I love what I see on the CD too. It looks like it will be so perfect for the upcoming spring ... including great things for Easter and Mother's Day.

Looking forward to your next lovely creation from "Take a Trip Down Cherryblossom Lane". =)

Hugz,
Carol

Nikky Hall said...

Gorgeous card En - how lucky that someone will win a copy, I think this is my favourite now too! xx

Emma Hubbard said...

lovely card Enfys x ill be making easel cards with scolloped edges really effective, soft edges with the soft colours..well done..x

Anonymous said...

What a great card. Would love to win - thanks for the opportunity.

JennyKay

Emma Hubbard said...

lovely card Enfys x nice touch with the scolloped edges really effective. well done x

Anonymous said...

love the soft water colour effect, subtle but colourful - lovely :o)

Daisychain said...

This card is gorgeous and that cute little rabbit is so sweet. I agree with what you say about retirement, personally I have been so busy since retiring I often wonder how I found the time to go to work. Thanks for the chance to win your great candy. Hugs Christine x

Patricia said...

I'm new to scrapbooking, and would love to make card also a very nice sites has so many pretty cards, hoping one day I can make at lease 1 card half as nice. wonderful

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kathr said...

Just loved this card, the soft subtle colours are perfect for the theme of this card... Thanks for the chance to win such fab candy....
Hugs Kath...xx...

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poppyluva said...

Another cracker of a card and the cd, as usual looks so much fun. Fingers crossed for the draw for the cd, thank you.
Chris xxx

kanda said...

Fabulous card. Love the easel style and soft colours and it's a really super image xx

Debbie said...

Super card - I just love the polkadoodles CD's.

Debbi Glennie said...

what a cute card En, just perfect for a retirement
Debz
xx

Pamela said...

Such a pretty card! I have several of Nicky's cds but some hoe missed the launch of this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Crafty Lady said...

Such a beautiful card... IO have no experience with Polkadoodles but I love what you made and would love to gain some experience!

Teresa McKitterick said...

gorgeous cards & a fab cd. Thanks for the chance to win. The 3rd is my 40th birthday so maybe it'll be my lucky day xx

ginny c said...

Beautiful card cd looks brilliant love the soft shades thank you for the chance to win

KraftyKaren said...

Hope you are feeling much better now - such a lovely sweet card. Thank you for the chance to win x

Jessica said...

Very cute card Enfys! Looks like a great cd! Polkadoodles does it again.
TFS Hugs, Jess

marymaci said...

Wow - you printed the paper as well as everything else. I've never used computer printed 'stamps' for my work - except for words. Very cool card Enfys. Love your creations!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love this card, and the CD is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great CD. Glad you're feeling better
Pat
fisherpatk@aol.com

Unknown said...

This is an adorable CD & I love what you are doing with it!!!
Neva

CyndiU said...

Your card is fantastic and it would be so cool if I could win the CD. Getting ready for Girl's Camp in June and will need lots of flowers. Theme is Bloom where you are planted.

Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Gramjak said...

This is adorable -- absolutely perfect for NEW Beginnings which is what "life after working" is all about. Volunteering, spending quality time with friends and GRANDCHILDREN, traveling, organizing (LOL!) your possessions: a super wonderful gift for the person "on the move to the next phase of life"!

As always, Enfys, your creativity is beyond awesome! Many thanks, my friend, for always sharing great idea with us.

Bev V from USA said...

Love your card and from the looks of the CD, I would love that also.So glad you feeling better and back to be being artistic. I have missed you and your posts.
Bev

Theresa said...

I love your card. This CD would be great to win. Thanks for the chance.

Gail said...

Great card!
And you're right, retired people are sometimes busier than when they worked, and are sometimes just 'tired'!

Carol Tro said...

The bunny is so cute. I like you choice of colors. so soft looking. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kathy Kohner said...

Enfys, I love your card. I would love a chance to win the cute CD. I am just thinking of the fun that I could have with it. Thanks for the chance. Kathy

dianne said...

Great card, & Love the sentiment & the use of the tickets!!! I could do that, by printing 2 cards!!!
I get colored pencils & feel like I'm in 1st grade, & freeze:) maybe I wouldn't feel so intimadated if I tried to color a card by looking at the printed color image:) Thank you so much:):):)

Anonymous said...

Nice retirement card....I agree in retirement people are trying to figure what to do with all the time they now have....besides who wants to relax! I look forward to retirement to have fun and do they things I want to do....right now...work get in my way
Thanks,
Pat

Anonymous said...

love the cards would love to win the cd from debbie leach

Alison said...

Wow what a fab cd! :-) I have several Polka Doodles cds and they are all great but this one has to be my new fave. The colours are ace and the rabbit is soo cute just right for my Easter cards.
Alison xx

Anna Mari said...

HI Enfys,

I love your bunny card.I am new to craft world,so I love to see new cards to get ideas.I didn't know that they have CD- s like this.Would happy to win it :) and try it out.Have a nice day

lesley lawton said...

i have this cd i buy all of nikkys cd without seeing what is on them i just love her work, you card is beautiful x

marlene kiley said...


Love the adorable rabbit. This card gives a diff. twist eh? Colors are so soft.

Debbie said...

Wonderful card, Enfys. Love those tickets too :- ) Have a great week!

mandy said...

Fab card love the bunny such a cutie and the sentiment tags are lovely
Thanks for the chance to win :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Patty said...

Very cute card!! Wold love to win this CD...thanks for the chance!!

pcrusberg said...

Gorgeous card. I love that bunny image - so sweet. Thanks.

Barbiedi said...

oh love the card and the cd looks brilliant, superb colours, i would love to win.

KinkyShaz said...

Sooo cute thanks for the chance to win xxx


Sharon

jan said...

Hi Enfys, Nikky sent me your way and I am so glad that she did you have an amazing blog and your latest card is just adorable, I love the image and the tickets are a great touch! I have become a follower and would be very pleased if you would enter me into your generous giveaway, what a way to start a new found friendship, to win a prize would be glorious. Thank you for the opportunity. Hugs Jan x

val said...

love this it looks a great cd love polkadoodles and the rabbit looks great for mens cards thanks for the chance to win xxx val

Sheila said...

What a pretty card. The Cherry Blossom Lane CD looks very interesting. I should think hard about getting it. xx

JennyH said...

Terrific card, the Cherry Blossom Lane looks like a great CD : )

Susan said...

Fantastic CD - I would love to own this treasure. Thanks for the chance to win!
xoxo - Susan

Terrie L said...

Love your cards, Enfys. And thanks for a chance to win. What a beautiful collection!

Terrie L said...

Love your cards, Efys! And the polkadoodles collection is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

mags said...

The CD looks great. Love the card you have created using it. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mags
x

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Enfys,
WOW was für eine schöne Karte und eine wunderschöne coloration. Ich liebe diese Pateltöne.
Vielen Dank, für die Chance diese wunderbare CD zu gewinnen.

Liebe Grüße Carmen

Marianne said...

Great card and and I love the sentiment tickets. From what I know, many retired people tend to me more busy than they were before their retirement LOL. Thanks for the chance to win this fab cd.

cardchick's world said...

how cute!! and excited to TRY and win....off this Fri for the scrapbook expo in Anaheim, Ca

Djam said...

lovely!!

Djam

Stephanie said...

Loved your card. This is an adorable CD. I've never used one before. I just read your tutorial on the CD. I've never seen how they work before. Now I would really like to try one. Digital always intimidated me.

Anonymous said...

As always..beautiful
Joyce L

Kathy:) said...

This is so cute! I love that card. i watched your step by step on screen card making video and I love it. I never thought I could ever use anything like that. Thanks for the chance to win.
Kathy:)


kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Nanette said...

Cute card! I like the tickets with the sentiments on them.

Gillian Day said...

wow what a lovely card, i love all polka doodles Cd's. this have give me inspiration. fingers crosses an thanks for the chance if winning the cd. X Gill

Cheryl W said...

Love the soft colors and whimsical designs of your card and the other images on the CD. It would be perfect for Easter and soooo many other occasions.

BethAnn M said...

The Grandpa Bunny is so cute! I love the card that you made, and that CD looks awesome. Good luck to everyone, as i'm sure we all would love it. BethAnn M.

rhonda said...

I have never used a crafting CD, but the card you made is just beautiful. Makes me want to give it a try! Thank you for introducing me to another crafting tool!

Jan Lynn said...

Darling card. I agree I don't like retirement cards that seem to leed to just a life of leasure. That is not really what retirement is to most anymore anyway.

ang said...

Lovely cd,great tutorial thanks for the chance to win angxx

MicheleV said...

Great card - after reading the post on how easy it is to use the cd and how super organized it all is, i had to come back here and enter - thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy T. said...

I love this CD, Enfys. Thanks for the chance to win it. I hope you and hubby are feeling better.

Susan said...

The posts on the new CD are terrific!! The step-by-step screen shots make everything so clear. Your work is fabulous, as always.
I hope your hubby feels better soon and your delivery goes smoothly. You certainly have had your hands full since you got home, poor thing! Clearly hasn't affected your work! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Sue Brailey

shylalp said...

I had never heard of PolkaDoodles until your post and I can see I'm going to have to have a much closer look at their products. :)
Thank you for your wonderful projects!

Mary Kline said...

Love the card such soft pastels. Hope hubby is doing better mary/Center

Lesley said...

gorgeous card! I've just seen the cd-rom demonstrated on C&C today and would love to own it! Thank you so much for the chance to win

Lesley x

Sharon said...

Enfys you have made some beautiful cards with the Cherry Blossom CD, well actually all your cards are beautiful. You can't go wrong with Polka Doodles CD. Hugs, Sharon xx