June 19, 2011

It's Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays “Celebrate Summer” blog hop. Did you know that the 21st June is the official first day of summer in the northern hemisphere!!! I wish I was there right now, because it's getting rather chilly here in Tasmania... Yep I'm in the Southern Hemisphere!! brrrr..... anyway, this week we have a awesome theme for you it's Summery or Sparkly!! So how are you liking the super massive blog hop so far??  Do you need another cup of Coffee yet?? LOL
You should have arrived here from Elena (Did she blow you away for what??) If you didn't come from there, and just ventured here from somewhere else, and you would like to join in the hop, then please start at the HERE 
For my card this week, I have made an Easel card, with a little bit extra!!  Of course I've used Tilda - she is my favourite, and she is munching away on some scrumptious strawberries... yum so here she is I hope you love it as much as me!!

Here is a bit of a side view so you can see the "extra" bit hehehehe it was fun making my easel card just a wee bit different!!

We hope you will join in our “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment of course!!) challenge this week. Our sponsor is the marvelous Ann Vento of Rain Drop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection, how fantastic is that???
Your next stop on the hop is Janne and I bet she has something super awesome for you!!  If you happen to get lost along the way, you can find the full blog hop list over HERE. 

Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are 3 mystery DT members who will each choose a winner from the comments left on their blog hop posts. The winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps! Again - how fantastic is that???
The hop ends on Friday, June 24 at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on the challenge blog on Sunday, June 26th. So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!

Here are some Challenges I would love to enter:

Anything Goes - Summer
Timbroscrapmania - In the Garden
Cute Card Thursday -  Birthstone Diamonds
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Crafty Katz -Fancy Folds
Crazy for Challenges - Twine/String
Drunken Stampers - Photo Inspiration
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hand Written Sentiment

Stamps: Sweet Rainbow - Strawberry Yummy Tilda, Fairytale - Small Snail, Lazy Summer Days - Sweet Wonderful and Ants
Dies: Butterfly Dreams - Tag, Heart Swirl, Butterfly and Doily Tag. Autumn - Fence
Paper: Magnolia Lazy Summer Days - Strawberries and Cream
Fancy Stuff: Lace, Cheese Cloth. Strawberry Charm, String, Ribbon, Flowers, Half Pearls, Brad, Handmade ribbon flower, Glossy Accents, Stickles, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica

OMGOSH I made the TOP 5 for this one at Deep Ocean's first ever Challenge!!!!



  1. Beautiful!! The papers are gorgeous, and Tilda looks gorgeous. Love the fold of the card and the fabulous details.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. hiya sweetie
    this card is so gorgeous hunni
    good luck with the challenges
    hugs angelique

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love it!!! Excellent!

  4. OH WOW Karen gorgeous or what!!! I had started making one of these easel/step but had to put it to one side. Time beat me again !!!LOL Its raining here today so youve inspired me to finish it.!!! Yours is fantabulous!!!!!
    Love Debbie xxxx

  5. Oh my just beautiful Karen.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  6. Cudna karteczka!:)

  7. Wow hunny this is stunning! gorgeous summer feel with the mostly white and touch of red and I love the fold you've done on your easel!! Gorgeous details - love it! hugs, Jane x

  8. happy summer!!!!
    bye bye from Italy!!!!

  9. This is simply lovely Karen! Such a beautiful job you did, and those flowers are so pretty! :)

  10. Absolutely stunning!!!!! The colors the stamp and flowers are gorgeous!!!!! Beautiful job!!!!

  11. Absolutely stunning Karen! I love everything about it :)

  12. Your card is gorgeous! I love how you colored the image and all the sweet embellishments.

  13. Oh this is SO gorgeous!! Beautiful colours, love that paper and all the little details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Hope to see you again soon x

  14. Gorgeous card. Love the embellishments and the coloring is fantastic.

  15. WOW!! This is just stunning. I love every detail. And Tilda is sooo cute:)
    Hugs from Janne

  16. hi karen
    your card is absolutely stunning
    thanks for joining us at TSM
    xoxo BA

  17. Gorgeous easel card. Love Tilda and your coloring is beautiful.

  18. Oh, how beautiful! Love all the details you've added to this stunning card!

  19. Stunning card Karen. All your little details are perfect.
    Hugs xo

  20. What a wonderful work Karen, it's absolutely amazing!! Really really beautiful, I have not words. Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
    Don't forget to come later to discover who is the winner, he could be you!


  21. Oh my this is so very pretty I love the classy colour theme and your colouring is superb,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Fancy Folds,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  22. This is gorgeous Karen! I love the strawberry theme! I totally think of summer! Also love the easel card and the little extra! Love that! The fence, flowers, lace and butterflies are all gorgeous too!

  23. Karen, this is gorgeous! So much detail! So glad to be working with you on the SS DT! ~Heather :)

  24. Gorgeous card I love the colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Anything goes
    Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

  25. what a stunning easel card. lovel all the extra details you've added.
    kathleen mc x

  26. stunningly well created. It needs to be deisplayed as a piece of art, so much detail

  27. Hi Karen, your card is wonderful, I really like the combination of white with red. Thanks for joining us at TSM Challenge! Lina

  28. OK, this is another technique I need to learn. I have not even done shaped cards let alone easel cards. This is something I really need to learn. Great job. Cute image and I love the fence.

  29. Fabulous scene you have goin' on there! Terrific image. Great idea for an easel card! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  30. great card and thanks for joining us at CC this week

  31. This is beautiful! I love all the details.

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cute Card Thursday in the Birthstone colours challenge! :)


  32. Sweet project! White goes great with strawberries :)

  33. I love it!!!!! It's absolutely beautiful!!! Love every single detail. You did such a FABulous job on it!
    Huggies ~
    Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

  34. WOW! this is stunning, really beautiful with so many details

  35. Wow - there is so much detail on this card - it's lovely! x

  36. Oh my word this is totally GORGEOUS!!! LOVE all your stunning details and the white is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  37. Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

  38. a great easel card! thanks for joining us at TSM challenge

  39. Wow! This is just soo pretty! Love it! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!



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