Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Isabella's Blog Hop !

This week our challenge to YOU over at Isabella's Sketchbook is to do a card with an Isabella image with the theme "Anything Goes" !!! You can do whatever you like as long as you use an Isabella image !

The Design Team is having our first ever blog hop using a special image designed by Isabella for the hop.This is a "circular blog hop" which means the beginning is wherever you start!! You
will know you are at the end of the blog hop when you arrive back at the blog you started from !

There will be NINE winners who will be chosen at random from comments left on the Design Team blogs. None of the Design Team will know who the winners are until the hop is over. We will have our hop open until Friday July 2nd at 8pm. The winners will be announced on Saturday.

So onto my card, the image has been shaded with ProMarkers and I've then cut it out with deckle edged Nestabilities and I've rubbed some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink around the edge. I've mounted it onto some Pistachio coloured card that I've printed from Pink Petticoat then I've blended some Forest Moss Distress Ink around the edge. The background paper is also Pink Petticoat and I've stamped over it using a Crafty Individuals stamp using Scattered Straw Distress Ink and also using the free flower stamp that arrived with the latest Craft Stamper magazine.


I've done some paper piercing around the corners and the ribbon is gros grain from Stampin' Up. I've kept this card quite simple as I thought the image was so lovely that to add too much would detract from it.

Have fun and enjoy the hop! Your next hop is over to Viv , be sure to keep hopping and leaving comments along the way (the more comments, the more chance of winning) until you've come back to where you started!

Thanks for looking
Sue

Challenges I'm entering:

50 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and serene feeling with your lovely soft colours in the background. The ribbon and the basket cloth make everything pop.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  2. Hi Sue, love the card, so fresh and striking! I love how you have peirced the corners, that is so original. I will definately be pinching that idea very soon! Hope you are keeping well
    Linds xx

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  3. Love the coloring and the way the greens stand out.

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  4. A beautiful card Sue, you have really excelled yourself. Just love it! That ribbon makes a super statement too. Your paper piecing is fab. Must try that sometime.

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  5. I've always wondered how does one do a perfectly aligner corner pricking like that!!! Absolutely lovely colouring and I really like that lush bow!!!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  6. Great coloring, love the green ribbon. Thanks for the hop, and a chance to win.

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  7. Beautiful Card, love the greens with the lemon and that bow :)

    Jackie :)

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  8. Beautiful work, Sue!! I love all your details - terrific idea to stamp over the PP DP! All the greens and your sponging and deckle edge are fab too!

    I haven't had time to track down challenges for us this week, but I did see that City Crafter has a color green challenge this week which would be perfect for this card!

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  9. Love your handmade BG paper! Sweet idea. The colors you chose are so soothing. Have a great week,

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  10. Beautiful card, beautiful serene color combo and that big green bow is to die for! Great job Sue as usual!

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  11. Hi Sue. this is adorable. gorgeous colours, lovely design which highlights that fab image. Love it. Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  12. Wow, this card is just beautiful. Wonderful colouring and I love all of your details.
    Gail

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  13. This is just flat out lovely!! Everything about it is perfect!

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  14. Fantastic coloring Sue... beautifully done. A lovely creation. Peggy x

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  15. Wonderfully fresh and zingy fabulous. xx Zoe

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  16. great choice of colors, Sue! Awesome!

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  17. What a beautifully designed and colored card. Very very nicely done! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  18. Such an artistic card with so many subtle design features. Love the stemping on the background paper, the detailing of the mount for the image is superb, all leading to a clean and elegant card xxx Anne

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  19. this is such a wonderful card! I love the olive green with these lemons. and the ribbon and bow are fantastic!!!

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  20. what a lovely fresh card and thanks for joining us this week at crafty catz

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  21. Love that fabulous ribbon treatment, the dp and the pierced edges! Terrific job on the image too!

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  22. Ooooh! Love the distressed deckle edge, and what a great idea to stamp over your paper like that! Beautiful card Sue !

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  23. Hi Sue~ I am new to your blog and WOWWIE!! Love It!!
    OMGosh your card is SPECTACULAR!!!
    Love the dp--love the coloring of image--love the paper piercing--and on and on and on......
    LOVE IT!!!
    Blessings of thanks

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  24. very pretty love your shades of green, thanks for joining us at the CCCB

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  25. What a exquisite card! Good luck and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

    KymKreates

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE it soooooo much! Phenomenal coloring! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

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  27. It's amazing how women can take the same image and make it look so different! Love this card!!

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  28. Very pretty, great coloring skill, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  29. Gorgeous-love your DP and paper piercing!

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  30. Gorgeous card- I love the BG and the beautifully colored image- you have a great eye for color! TFS

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  31. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)

    -Jo:)
    http://joboogie.typepad.com

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  32. This is gorgeous... and the colours are superb.
    Love it.

    issy

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  33. Gorgeous as always Su, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  34. So glad you did join our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!!! Your card is really great!

    Greetings, Katja

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  35. Beautiful card, Sue! Colors remind me of a summer day; and the green bow just 'pops' the image! Thank you for sharing your creativity! Hugs, Magi

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  36. Love the softness of your card. The coloring is beautiful and love your nesties and the way it looks on this card.

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  37. your card is gorgeous, it's great to see the same image used by different crafters as they are all different!! thanks for sharing your creation with us at SMC and craftycatz, x carol

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  38. your coloring is FAB!!! love the design too...ADORABLE CARD!!Thanks for playing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, hugs, Monika

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  39. you have really captured the lemons - beautiful - my eye is drawn right to them - love all your details and those background colors just are gorgeous - but your ribbon treatment - superb! compliments the basket perfectly!!

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  40. Hi Sue
    Beautiful card, I love the green bow!!
    Maryke

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  41. I love it! The color combo is great and your coloring is awesome!

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  42. Oh my goodness. I may have found my favorite of the circular blog hop. This is an understated stunning card. THIS is why I surf for inspiration.

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  43. I love the more vintage look to this image. Very beautiful.

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  44. Great card and color combo

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  45. Wow Sue this looks fab with that big bow setting off the colours you've used, just beautiful!

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  46. Lovely card with a number of different elements. I like the paper piercing, and the background paper is gorgeous. Everything is so soft and tranquil. Good job.

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  47. Wow!! I love the color you chose for the background. So soft! It's great!

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