Tuesday 23 June 2009

Keep on Hopping !!!

We are on day three of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop and you are still hopping away madly !!! It has been an absolute blast and we have all really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you all so much again for taking part and good luck - it will be so exciting to see who the lucky winner is of not only my own blog candy but the $100 blog candy Heidi is offering !!! I could spend that in a flash !!

If you have not yet played along, there is still plenty of time. The hop does not finish until tomorrow. For all the instructions, please keep scrolling down as there is a special post which explains everything.

As promised, here is the full sized version of my sneak peek from yesterday :

The base card is Bazzill kraft card which is absolutely gorgeous - I can see me using a lot of this. It is lovely for stamped images and gives that "vintage" look.

The postcard is a Penny Black stamp called "Keepsake" which is available to buy in the Simon Says Stamp Store. I stamped this with brushed corduroy distress ink. I have inked it with distress ink (various browns) and painted the stems and stamps with distress inks too.

The flowers are Hero Arts Art Flowers which can also be found i the Simon Says Stamp Store. I have added some tattered rose distress ink to the petals and added a pearl to the centres.

The "Friend" stamp is a Hero Arts Stamp which has also been stamped in brushed corduroy distress ink.

The corner stamp is unknown I am afraid. I stamped this with aged mahogany distress ink.

The edge has been punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

The lace, button and jute are from my stash. The button was very pale wood so I sanded it and rubbed some walnut stain distress ink over it to darken it. What would we do without distress inks ?

I also decorated the inside of the card and added some leaves which were punched with a Leone Em punch.

Don't forget my blog candy ! Here is what is on offer and what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it :

"Now for my blog candy ! My blog candy is a fantastic set of Exclusive Simon Says Stamp stamps called "Card Sentiments" (piccie below) and also Heidi will be putting in with your stamps an extra special surprise ! Even I don't know what it will be !!!To be in with a chance of winning my blog candy, please become a follower, if you're not already ;o) and please leave a comment on this post and on every other blog hop blog !! :-) You will then be in with a chance of winning this set of Exclusive Simon Says Stamp set called "Card Sentiments". I will draw the winner at the end of the blog hop by random number generator".

Here is a photo of the stamps :

You can leave your comments on this post to enter the blog candy. I will count them up and will draw a winner at the end of the hop.

If you have chance, please join us tomorrow (Wednesday) on the Simon Says Challenge Blog where we will be holding an extra special challenge and it would be so wonderful if lots of kind hearted crafters could take part in such a special challenge. We look forward to seeing you.

Enjoy your hopping and again, thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such lovely comments. I appreciate each and every one of them.


  1. Beautiful vintage look to the card. I also like the kraft card stock.

  2. This card is gorgeous! I love it!
    Thanks for the chance.

  3. Beautiful card, I love all the vintage looks that are around at the moment. Your finishing touches are perfect. Debs x

  4. What a gorgeous card Jo.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. Stunning card and thank you for the chance to win your candy


  6. What a gorgeous card, that bazil kraft card looks great
    Jackie x

  7. Love the vintage feel to this...great

  8. I love your style! Just perfect!

  9. great card!

    thank you for the chance to win :)

  10. Fab vintage look, love it! Hugs,moni

  11. Gorgeous, love the vintage look!

    Hugs, Kelly


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Thanks !

Jo x

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