Monday, 11 April 2011

A Special Blog Hop for Japan...


Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!  
You may have been on the first hop that Whimsy put on for this special cause.  Well, there were so many who volunteered to join in that we had to do a second one!  The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause.   Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering. 

If you have landed here from Lisa's blog, you are right on track.  If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Ann's blog.   She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  The team from Sentimental Sundays and the Kenny K Krafty Girlz have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people.

The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 17 at noon.  There will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set.  So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth $10 to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Ann's post so we can be sure to find the winner. 

Now on to my project: 
My backing paper and vellum is from a 12x12 scrapbook paper pack from Hot Off The Press called 'Flowered Handmade Paper', it is one of the most beautiful paper packs I have every used, the colours are so delicate, and all have beautiful vellums to match!! I have stitched all the edges, inked with distressing inks and then distressed. My small flowers are from Hobby Craft the larger pink and cream one I made using punches and inks. I hope you like the effect!

I chose to use on my card for this very special cause a word sentiment designed by Ann Vento. It is just one of many in a set that Ann has designed and you can find it HERE with all the other wonderful images that have been designed by the various groups that have been involved in this very special cause. The frame for the sentiment I made myself, then I inked and distressed the edges. The little butterflies have been made using a punch, inks to colour and then adding glitter and pearls. As usual the ribbons and pearls are from our local market.

Next you'll want to visit Nicole's Blog to continue hopping.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Love Susan


  1. Beautiful card! I love the focus on the sentiment and the soft colors.

  2. Wow! Such powerful words! I love the vintage look and feel of your card. Just gorgeous! Hugz, Cheryl

  3. What a gorgeous card.


  4. Beautiful Susan...lovely sentiment, and your papers are gorgeous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. BEAUTIFUL! If you want to see the cards I made last week from the stamps....

  6. Gorgeous card love the sentiment.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment. What a great cause. Seems like it never stops coming for them.


  8. Gorgeous card. Beautiful colors and design.

  9. Gorgeous!
    Your card is so pretty:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  10. Such a gorgeous card.. beautiful sentiment.. Hugs, Linda

  11. Oh this is beautiful, I adore the colours you have used, and the sparkle on it too, so pretty!!

  12. Oh Susan what a gorgeous and precious card ! Love the colours and the sentiment is great ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  13. A very elegant card! Love the colour scheme and the punches!

  14. This is beautiful Mam. I love these cards you do without any images, just sentiments. The flowers are beautiful and the layout is lovely xxx


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