Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Stamp Man Blog Hop, Candy, and Award Event

Hellooooooo and a very warm (or maybe snowy) Welcome/Welkom to The Stampman blog hop, candy and and Award event! This event is running from 27th December through to midnight GMT on 3rd January 2010

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If you've landed here from Michelle's blog then you're on the right track. If not then hop back to the start of the Blog Hop which is at The Stampman Blog so that you don't miss out on your chance to win goodies along the way! You need to visit all the blogs and collect the letters AND leave us lovely comments so that we know you've been and when you're done you'll end up back on The Stampman blog where you can post a link to your favourite creation and enter the prize draw!


Here's what you have to do
Find a project of your own from this year that you feel is your best/favourite and write a post on your blog about it. It can be a card, a layout, an altered project, or even a new technique that you have mastered this year. It must be anything crafty that you have made and designed yourself. You can mention why you liked this project, details or instructions for it, or simply just post the picture, this is up to you.

Firstly an Award! More details of these can also be found on The Stampman Blog.

This is my award for showing my best or most favourite crafting project of 2009. Jill said it would be easy this, errrrr no lol lol! Took me a while to decide as my style has changed so much over the past 12 months, I kinda went full circle away from my regular style towards the more cute then back again and have taken some elements of differing styles with me so this card uses several of the styles I've explored this year including cute, digital, distressed and making my own embellishments.


The background, palm leaves and even coconuts (which are shaggy by the way!) are all made from starburst stains. For full destructions on what I used you can view the original post here


I also like this project because of the lion which ties in with my South African links. My OH is South African so my 2 babies are half Saffers and I also have several crafting friends who are SA too :-) The card actually went off to live in Denmark though!





Okies are you looking for a letter??

Tell me tell me what is it?? I'm such a tease hehe! Its.........


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Jill is also being a tease and only letting you (and us!) know along the way what the prizes are so for visiting my blog my prize is.....

A selection of MOONGLOW products woo hoo!
Remember you need to leave comments on ALL the blogs to be eligible x
Your next stop is the awesomely talented Tracey Coates who is the designer of the fabulous starburst fairies, butterfly beauties and classical instruments stamp sheets you'll see used on my blog very often!

96 comments:

jo-in-oz said...

What a beautiful and unusual card. I'm loving this blog hop, it's my first one! Jo x

Anne said...

Ooh, love blog hopping - especially when there's a prize to win on every blog. Hugs xx

☼ Cheryl* said...

oh wow! That card is fantastic! I love the leaves and you have coloured the cute lion in so beautifully!

Sid said...

Hi there, fab project and enjoying the bloghop !!

brenda said...

Wow, this is just fantastic and what fun this blog hop is turning into.

B x

Christine said...

Beautiful unusual card Vix, the blog hop is such fun
Hugs
Christine xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I found it hard to choose just one too!! Love this lion, he's very cute :)

Fliss said...

What a fabulous card! Really love the 3D look and the palm trees are an unusual touch.
The best thing about blog hopping is all the great work you get to see which you wouldn't always find otherwise.
Thanks! Fliss xx

starcyl said...

Loving the hop and your card is so different and fantastic.
Jenny x

Josephine said...

Beautiful work, as always, Vix. You must have had a hard job choosing your favourite.

Sally H said...

Oooh fab prize! What a cute card too!

Saskia said...

Lovely, lovely project, so creative and so cute!

Hop, hop... to the next blog!

Saskia :)

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the little lion so cute. The use of the palm trees is very effective. Thanks for the letter I'm off to retreive some more.
Kim xXx

Dotty Jo said...

Hello Vix, love your card - cute is good! I'm enjoying the hop, its a fun way to spend a chilly day! Jo x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Vix, what a lovely fun and bright card.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Thank you for the chance of winning this blog candy. I would love to be in with a chance of winning as I would put it to good use for my cards that I make to sell to raise funds for different charities. Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

Best wishes,

Kym xxx
http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com/

Lindart said...

Cute little card! I love the words Hakuna Matata! Hoping to be able to try out those Moonglow products - I've never used them before! Thank you!

Avril Ann said...

A Fab creation, no wonder you are proud off it....I have no moonglow products, so thanks for the chance to win....I am off to continue the hop, Hugs Avril xxx

Jenny said...

This card is gorgeous Vix!! I'm definitely enjoying all the creativity being shown on the blog hop!

craftychris said...
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craftychris said...

lovely work ,the hop is such a good idea

chris xx

crafty creations said...

Stunning work and so unusual - love it xx Hilda

Neet said...

That bear is so cute - enhanced by your flair for colouring of course.

Wilma said...

beautiful card and the image is so cute - love it:) x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful and funny !

Lisa said...

Love the card Vix, really sweet and fabulous colours. Loving the blog hop!!!!! Lisa :)

georgina said...

what a masterpiece of imagination and i love the description of your family, luv Georgy Girlxx

kandistar said...

Wow this card is so nice! It is bright and vibrant which I love and your coloring is amazing! You have become a source of inspiration for me! *Candace*

KayG said...

Such a gorgeous card, Vix, reminded me of when I lived in South Africa, such a wondeful experience.

Debbie said...

wow getting used to this now great blog Vixykins

mulberry station said...

What an amzing card. It is really unusual but beautiful.

Julie Riley said...

You know I love your cards, your designs are fantastic and you are a great inspiration to us all. Once again thank you, thought I would have a go on my first blog hop thanks to your advertising !!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous ... I'm not surprised its a favourite!
:o)

Annette said...

Love the cute card - and the two cuties crafting!!!!

Nikki said...

Yoooohooo I made it hun... loving the hop.. just a little sad I have no project of mine to talk about :(

But hey loving it all the same.. thanks for mentioning it :)

Hugs
Nikki x

Merry said...

This is such a fun card that you have created. So great to check out all these creations in this blog hop.

Julie Ranae said...

What a great project to share for your favorite! Really lovely!

Glennis said...

Love the cute card - and to win some moonglow products would be such a bonus for me

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love this cuddly image and the colours. Really enjoying the blog-hop - will pop along to the next one now! Thank you.
Sylvia x

stampingsue said...

What a cute lion and thank you for the hop. I'll be back later for a good look around.

Sue

Gez said...

Beautiful card. Love your image. He is so cute. This is my 1st hop & so much fun. Lovely to visit your beautiful blog. Gez.

Christine said...

Cute card Vix, well done.

mgcreative said...

wow, exotic tropical card!
the lion looks very fat. he must has been eaten too much LOL

marysanders123 said...

I see why you chose this card as it has some unusual elements on it and is very remarkable. Thanks for the letter.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Very unusual card you have created there - I like it!

Gotta run. I'm doing the blog hopping thing *smiles*

JulyeB said...

Love the lion he's really cute thanks for the inspiration and happy 2010 Julye

Rosemary said...

What a cute card, love the lion.

ElizabethR said...

I love him, he is so cute xxx

Claire said...

Hi, love your gorgeous card, such a fun design

Artyjen said...

What a cutie....lovely card
xoxo

Vicky said...

Hi Vix, just on my way round the hop, hope your having a great Birthday...
Loved your card ...just hope you get time to do some more tutorial's with your ink's, as I am fast becoming addicted to them...
x
vicky

Ildiko said...

Vix this soooooooooooo cute. I'm new to stamping started abt 6-7 month ago and buy now got soooooooo many unmounted stamps, very addictive lol
Hugs
Ildiko

AliMayes said...

I love your sweet little lion and the way the trees are growing above the top of the card is awesome!

Zoechaos said...

Hi its so cool that this hop is taking us to so many amazing site and so many places we have not seen before introducing us to new work like your fabby card. It is wonderful how our blogging crafting community spans the world.
Happy new Year.

Pringle99 said...

Amazing card!

Albajane said...

loved last blog hop i took part in[cos i won lol] xx

jane said...

Am enjoying blog hopping must do more loved your card
xJane

Sue Abbott said...

This is a lovely unique piece of work, thanks for sharing it on the blog hop. Next hop coming up!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

I think this is my favorite card I have seen all year! Honestly! I have halfers too!! I am czek, by blood and their father is from Tanzania. My sone calls himself a czekro! LOL!!! I am a leo too, so the little lion hit home for me! I LOVE THIS CARD!
Thank you for the opt o hop along! I am following along and would love if you would hop over and check out my blog and follow me along as well!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU
and
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
HUGS
Rach
Queen La Rubba

Kat said...

Love your project Vix. I'm enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

Yvonne said...

Oh you are a tease, but fun!

samjcocur said...

That's nso unusual - and so african - love it1

Cath Wilson said...

Hiya Vix - great idea to do a blog hop - lovely to see you involved :)

Will hop over to check it out from the beginning!!! Have fun :)

Neet said...

Happy Birthday Vix

Lynn said...

What a cute card, I love it. Must hop now ..

Lynn x

Shairon said...

Gorgeous card. Love the cute little lion. I'm impatient to finish the blog hop but promise to return to see all your wonderful creations!

judie said...

all of your work is stunning, must of ben very hard to of chosen just one piece . Thank you for all the inspiration that you have given me this year, hopefully i will be stepping up a notch. Thanks for the hop xx

Laura said...

Fantastic more Moonglow products.

Pat said...

Oooh that is such a cute card.

Pat xx

Erika said...

Roar, hop, hop, hop....great card and enjoying checking out all the blogs....hop, hop, hop....

Leah the Orange said...

Vix - what a sweet card! love all the earthiness of it, combined with the cutesy image!

i can only imagine how hard it must have been for you to choose a favourite project of 2009 - you know i'm a big fan, and i certainly couldn't choose one!! :)

happy new year, girl! :D

bettyt said...

unusual card, which i like very much. will be back to look at your blog later.

Mary said...

What a cute card! I love the image too cute!

hugs
Mary

Janet Wilson said...

Great card, fun blog hop

Ginger said...

gettng this right so far woo hoo

Lesley said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop as I'm visiting so many different sites as a result best wishes for 2010
Lesley

http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Gorgeous card and love the palm trees.

Hugs Ali x

Helen said...

I love blog hops! and this time there's a chance to win.

Charlotte said...

It would be great to win some Moonglow products! Not used them before! Love your card as well! It's really cute!

Ruthieann said...

Oh...that lion is the cutest. Love your card. Well, must hop on. This has been fun!!

Craftnut said...

Nice to see a sunny project in the cold weather of late. All the best for 2010

craftykitten said...

Hi Vix,
Gorgeous card, cute image. Love the little addition of the Hakuna Matata!!! Fab
Hugs
Dawn xx

liz said...

Your card is very unusual and eye catching. I'll bet the receiver was very pleased. I'm off hopping again. Liz x

Susan said...

YOur card is lovely - made me laugh!
Have a great new Year
SuzyX

Tracy said...

OOhh, I love that card, the little lion is so cute. Good to see the SA flag waving!

Tess said...

Great blog. Happy New Year. Tess x

Debs said...

Cute card what a sweet lion. Happy New Year Bee

Kim Dellow said...

Oh he is so cute. Happy New Year. Kim

Cath said...

On the blog hop but have bookmarked to come back.

Kate T said...

cute card, really enjoying this blog hop !

Kate x

Kimmi said...

Hi Vix. Gorgeous card. Love the lion and all the leaves and coconuts you've made. I love all your styles of crafting, esp when you get those moon glow products out!

Hugs

Kimmi x

Shell said...

Hi! Having good fun on this blog hop. Your card is so cute & I luv your blog.
Happy new Year
Shell :)

Lynne K said...

Great card! Love it.

MimiAnn said...

Happy New Year - I'm on the Blog Hunt but I have book marked your blog so I can retun later.

craftimamma said...

Lovely card Vix! The lion is adorable. I'm enjoying the blog hop too even though I'm having to rush it a bit as only managed to start it this afternoon, in between taking our thousands of Christmas lights down. Brrrr! it's a freezing job today too.

Lesley Xx

treesawardincrafts said...

Hello kiddo! I've had the whole of December off from blogland, and boy have I missed such a lot? Spotted you post about the blog hop so I thought I would have a go. I've enjoyed this blog hop and all the inspiration along the way. Happy New Year to you and your family (sorry I missed your birthday, hope it was a good 'un), all the best Teresa.

Phred said...

Love the cards Vix. I am having a great time blog hopping.

Lv Toria