Thursday 21 October 2010

Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop

Whoo hoo its Thursday and that means its Crafty Sentiments challenge day and not only that but this week its our Blog Hop too!  I hope you are sitting comfortably with a cuppa as this is quite a long post! And the reason for our blog hop ...  well there are 4 fantastic new stamp releases in the Crafty Sentiments Design store today ready for all your Christmas stamping and fabulous new paper packs, a gingham set and an awesome set of Christmas papers!  You certainly wont be disappointed and the DT have made some fabulous crafty pieces to share with you this week. 

Now the blog actually starts and finishes at the challenge blog so if you havent got to me from CLAUDINE'S blog then you need to go to the challenge blog and start from the begining, you wont be disappointed.  All you need to do is pop by all the blogs, leave some love at each stop then pop back to the challenge blog to let us know you've been all the way round.  On Sunday Random Generator will pick 2 lucky winners who will each win a new release stamp, (they are wonderful and great to colour)

Here is a peek at what the papers look like.

Dont they look good.  Well I have used a couple of the Christmas Delights papers on my projects this week.  No this week we have asked for 'Anything but a Card' now I love making cards but also enjoy thinking outside the box occasionally and doing something a little different and it looks the rest of the DT enjoy it too!

My first project uses Amy with a Card and I have coloured her with copics and added glitter for that festive bling.  The papers are both from the Christmas Delights pack.  I used a plastic cup that I have had for years!  When I bought it Ria was still very young (She is now 14! lol) and it had crayons and some pictures to colour and I thought it would be something lovely for her to do and give as a gift at some point but it just sat and sat on different shelves and in cupboards until this challenge and I thought it rally was time I used it! The 'For You has been cut on my xyron personal cutting system and I have added the brads for more dimension.

My second project uses Winter Amy Sitting and I decided to use one of the many old cds I have lying around that are no good anymore to make a wall plaque to use as Christmas decorations.  She is coloured using copics and I added some clear sakura stardust to the cuffs of her mittens, the paper is again from the Christmas Delights pack.  The sentiment is a sizzix thin cuts die.  I actually think I am going to make a set of these using all the stamps.

Ok so now you have seen what I have been up to with these fabulous new stamps and papers its time to pop over and visit Tammylee and see what she has been up too.

And dont forget to join in with our challenge too.  'Go on You know You Want to!'

I would also like to enter these projects in to the following challenges:

Pear Tree Designs #22  ~ Free for all (entering both projects)
Tuesday Throwdown #22 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge #63 ~ Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday #83 ~ No Cards Allowed

TFL and Good Luck


  1. Fab projects Jac! Love them both, brilliant idea with the mug! Hugs Rebekah xx

  2. Two gorgeous projects Jac, love the cup one, ingenious. Hugs

  3. Wow, I love your projects, what a fantastic idea for the cup, I really like that and the CD too... I love to recycle. xx

  4. Hi Jac, such good ideas, where do I start. Must try the CD idea. Awesome.Hilde

  5. The cup is so cute! Love the colors that you chose as well. Great projects.

  6. boths projects are very nice.
    A tricky, brilliant idea with the plastic cup, neber seen taht before!
    Wonderful work!!!

    Lovely Greets

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  8. Great ideas! Bet you're glad to get that cup decorated after all this time, lol.


    Judi xx

  9. Cute cup! I have always wanted to try something similar! The image is adorable. Thank you for sharing both of your lovely projects! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  10. What a great project! Thanks for joining our 'free for all' over @ PTD this week. Good Luck! x

  11. Fab projects you have come up with and those papers are to die for - I want them ~ no I NEED them ~ now! Sheila:)X

  12. Super cute, they are both adorable!

  13. I love the plate!! the way her legs hang over, how crafty. thanks for sharing

  14. 2 fab projects Jac, love the mug idea, thanks for sharing! Hugs Jo x

  15. Fab Xmas projects, love the mug especially! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck x

  16. Great projects, the mug is absolutely brilliant, really clever idea! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, and good luck! Hope to see some of your work again soon at SSC. Hugs Gemma

  17. This is a wonderful project. The image is so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.


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