Monday, May 24, 2010

Stamp Something's 2 Year Blogoversary Blog Hop

I was thrilled when I was asked by Erin if I would like to join in with the Stamp Something Challenge's 2nd Blogoversary Blog Hop and said YES immediately :-)

The theme for the Blog Hop


If you arrived here from the wonderfully talented Melissa's Blog then you are going in the right direction ,, if not you may wish to go back to the Stamp Something Challenge Blog and start from there.

This special hop is being sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp Superstore and she will be giving one lucky entrant a fabulous shopping spree !! I know that there are loads of new stock arriving every day ,, so loads of goodies to choose from :-)


I am not going to tell you where to go next ,,, yet ,,, first you have to see what I made :-)

I made this card following Jo's lovely sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge :-) This is my new House Mouse Stamp that was a gift from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp this one is called Birthday Cupcake :-)
I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Daffodil ink and embossed with sparkle embossing powder. The papers are Basic Grey from the Cupcake pad and the flowers are Prima sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and dotted with star dust stickles. the cupcake had some glitter treatment too ,,, can't have too much glitter in my opinion :-) The sentiment is from a mini Hero Arts Cupcakes and Gems set I stamped some Penny Black Mice paw prints along the bottom piece of paper and embossed those too.

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous DORTE'S BLOG, she makes some amazing creations !! If you haven't visited her blog before you are in for a treat ,, make a coffee and get comfy ,, you are likely to be there for a while admiring her art :-)

before you go ,, you may be interested in my candy :-) Heidi has very generously offered to sponsor my blog candy too ! Hope you like it ! :-)

I am also entering this into the following challenges :-

C.R.A.F.T Challenge who are celebrating their 1st Blogoversary and have the same theme and a blog hop too :-)

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS,,,, Card for a child ,, this is for my neighbour's boy who will be 12 on Monday :-)

Creative Cottage ,,,,, One for the Boy's

Basic Grey ,,,,, Punches ,, I used a border punch :-)

For a chance to win this candy you must complete the hop and leave a direct link to your blog with the Linky :-) I also request that you TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION :-)

For House Mouse lovers I also suggest that you take a peek at another blog candy I have at the top of my blog too :-)

Wild Rose Studio DT card for the Just Cute Bears Challenge :-)

Bev has made a gorgeous sketch for us to follow on the Just Cute Bears Challenge and I just had to ink up my new very cute Milton Bear stamp from the Wild Rose Studio :-)

The image I used is called Milton with Barrow, I coloured him with copics, coloured the edges with spun sugar distress ink from Simon Says Stamp and added star dust stickles to the flowers. the papers sentiment and brad are also from the Wild Rose Studio and the flower is Prima , sprayed with pearl glimmer mist and the petals curled.

i am entering this into the Corrosive Challenge too whose theme is Clean and Simple ,, do you think this qualifies ?? it looks clean and simple to me :-)

thanks for looking :-) There is alot going on at the top of my blog if you would like to take a look ,, have 2 blog hops and a candy ,,, prizes everywhere !! :-)

Sketch and Stash Challenge

Thanks for all your wonderful entries last week following my sketch I really enjoyed seeing them :-)

This week on the Sketch and Stash Challenge Becky has made a fabulous sketch for us to follow :-) don't forget to mention what your new or neglected old stuff is as we love to know :-)

We have double sponsorship this week so 2 fabulous prizes for one lucky entrant :-) Stitchy Bear Stamps are offering some gorgeous digi image downloads and The Creative Cottage are offering a paper download kit :-)

Stitchy Stamp gave the DT a choice of digi image to use and the Creative Cottage gave us all a paper download kit too :-) How lovely is that !! :-) thanks to both stores xx

I have never made one of this type of card before but when I saw Christine's card on the House Mouse Monday Challenge DT I thought that this sketch would work perfectly :-)
I chose to use this lovely 'Flip Flops' image ,, I used to look just like her ,,,, in my dreams lol :-) I masked the image and stamped the parasol from the Simon Says Exclusives set behind her, the drink and sentiment stamps on the inside are all from the same set. The papers are a brand new Creative Cottage digi download set and are being released TODAY !! how cool is that ,, we got to use them first !! this set is called Daisy Chain and is lovely :-)

I coloured the image with copics and coloured the edges with wild honey distress ink. I added star dust stickles for sparkly sand and a few spots on the brolly and her lovely glass of lemonade :-) The ribbon and candy dots are from my stash and the shaped chipboard sun has been in my drawer for ever. the flip flops were a gift from a blog buddy and I have had them a while too :-)

Thanks for looking and I hope you will all find the time to join us :-)

You COULD use this sketch and enter the House Mouse Monday Blog Hop Challenge and enter my candy too,, so potential prizes everywhere !! :-)