Wednesday, 25 May 2011

MaskIng Challenge and Blog Hop at AnythIng Goes

HI everyone, It's a very excItIng day over at AnythIng Goes! Today we are celebratIng AnythIng Goes' 1st bIrthday and The Craft Den's 3rd bIrthday so a bIg happy bIrthday to Lynne!

We thought we'd celebrate by havIng our very fIrst blog hop and Lynne Is havIng a mega sale at The Craft Den!

How do you play?
All you have to do Is vIsIt each of the DesIgn Team members' blogs, leave a comment, collect 1 or 2 hIdden letters and unscramble them to uncover a 2 worded phrase. Then return back to the AnythIng Goes blog and leave a comment wIth the correct answer. All correct answers wIll be entered Into a draw to wIn a prIze of craftIng goodIes from the Craft Den. WInners wIll be announced on Tuesday 14th June.

So what's the order of the blogs I need to vIsIt?
Lynne- Lynne's PC is not working so Lynne's letter is "b"
Steph- that's me!

So you need to vIsIt Val next!

As an added bonus, the DesIgn Team also have IndIvIdual blog candy to gIve away so you really are spoIled!


Don't forget we have our usual challenge too! ThIs week the challenge Is "maskIng". As an added bonus, If you enter a project Into the challenge, you wIll get entered Into the draw twIce!

I chose to use 3 Forever FrIends stamps. I masked out the central bear In order to stamp the 2 bears behInd. I coloured wIth watercolour pencIls and outlIned with copIcs. Papers are by AmerIcan Crafts and were used to paper pIece as well as for background papers. Do you love my new DIe-namIcs banner dIe and stamp set from MFT?! Cute, huh?!

Here Is a pIc showIng you how I dId the maskIng.

Usual close up!

And another so you can see the banner a bIt better. I used some Baker's TwIne purchased for the purpose of the tIes!

Don't forget that you can buy your Forever FrIends stash from Lynne at The Craft Den!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Forever FrIends; MFT); Watercolour pencIls; CopIcs; Assorted cardstock; Papers (AmerIcan Crafts); Dies (MFT); Baker's twine; Buttons & thread

And fInally here Is a pIc of my blog candy. Up for grabs Is an amazIng SIzzIx texture plates kIt! Not only that but over 40 sheets of 6 x 6" desIgner paper and some assorted chIpboard shapes. And my card! All you have to do Is to wIn my candy Is to leave a comment (whIch you wIll already have done If you want to wIn the maIn prIze), then advertIse my candy on your blog and become one of my followers. The wInner wIll be drawn randomly and announced on Tuesday 14th June.

Hope you have fun enterIng our challenge (don't forget, double entry Into the maIn draw If you do!) Good luck! x


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Steph, gorgeous card, I love the bright and fun colours you have used. Stunning work

Babette said...

Love your colors and what you did with your stamps. Really gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

oh steph hun this is just gorgeous the colors and images you have used are just amazing fab masking hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Neha Jain said...

hey..its beautiful..lovely creations

Aartje said...

Wow, now i made a gorgeous bloghop. This is realy super. I love the masking you did. Also nice candy.
Love Aartje

CraftinGranny said...

What an adorable card with fab colors and coloring. Thanks for sharing! "Hugs" Carol

sue said...

stunning card just beautiful work x sue x

Lillian Child said...

Steph, this is ADORABLE!!! And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by and say hello sometime!

Dawn♥ said...

Oh Steph what a cute card. Love how you masked your image. I've never in my life tried masking anything. This challenge will hopefully get me started. Thanks for the inspiration. Dawn♥

Dots Dabbles said...

What a fun card! Gorgeous.
Dot xxx

Littlehamsterz said...
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Littlehamsterz said...

What a great card =) Thanks for showing us how you did the masking.

^^ Love the candy too~ I became a follower and posted the candy in my sidebar


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh Steph! If that isn't just the cutest card with those adorable bears! Love your coloring & your masking is great. Love the whole card.
And such delish candy. Wowie! I've become a follower & have placed your candy on my blog sidebar. Thanks so much for the chance to win such amazing candy.
Huggies ~ Sharron♥
Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

Tracey said...

What a cute card. I'm on the blog hop...having so much fun. Tracey xx

Irene said...

OOOOOOOOH I DO LIKE this one very mcht, so cute and bright colors!!
Thanks for great candy too and I am blog hopping!!!

Gr. Irene

Antoinette said...

Hiya hun, Ohhhhh love the idea of the birthday card for the blog hop! And the masking is amazing and so beautifully coloured too!! :)Hope you are enjoying the hop! :) Hugs Annie xXx

sandra said...

Love this card, the colours are so bright & cheerful. Great masking. Love Sandra x

Heather B said...

Cute card! I love those Teddy Bears. I didn't even know it was masked until you showed the pictures.

Edel said...

So lovely card, dear!
And thank you a LOT for a chance to win this candy!

Natasha Mellor said...

Fab, Fun card!love it.

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous bear card, love the bunting, happy 1st birthday to the team. Ruby x

Rachelxx said...

What a cute card :-) Love the bunting!

Poppet said...

A beautiful, vibrant card Steph, love your colouring of the friends, great shading. :-) xx

Jessica said...

Truly a work of genius and art all meshed into one. PHENOMENAL work you have done.
Happy to be a new follower.

Jessica said...

I advertised the yummy goodness at my blog, too.