Thursday, May 13, 2010

First Inklings Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop. You may have arrived here from Nicky Adamson's or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

What style of cards do we frequently get asked for inspiration for? More often than not it’s masculine cards, be it little boys or grandfathers everyone seems to struggle with cards for the males in our lives. So as a team we thought we’d help you out by providing you with 20 team members fantastic blogs that you can hop through and get lots of fantastic ideas from.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Michelle Dyson and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 20 handmade cards plus other goodies.
Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators.

Well isn't this so exciting, The first Inklings Blog Hop and My first Blog Hop! Please make sure you complete the hop of all 20 blogs and give all the lovely ladies some comment love because it's not as much fun if you don't. Now since the hop is masculine themed, if that isn't a challenge enough, I wanted to challenge myself to use stamp sets I wouldn't usually use to make a masculine card. Usually I just go to old faithful "Lovely as a tree" to make my card but not today and I must say I am really happy with what I ended up doing. I used Upsy Daisy embossed in black and teamed it with Urban Oasis and Walk in the Park DSP, a little hand sewing and some finishing touches and here it is...

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark
Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Walk in the Park DSP*, Urban Oasis DSP
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Black Brad, Neddle and Black Cotton

In case you miss anyone on the way here is a list of all the participants and links to there blogs

Clare McIlhatton
Janice Spencer
Dani Holland
Kylie Swain
Amy Anderson
Kari Hughes
Jayne Mercer
Joanna Wassens
Michelle Dyson
Christie Wallace
Carolyn Gibbs
Fiona Brown
Beth Stewart
Nicky Adamson
Dani Fender (ME)
Michelle Frost-Stevenson
Rachel Jackson
Rachel Capps
Carolyn Campbell-McLean
Michelle Le Breton

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Michelle Frost-Stevenson. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Thanks again for stopping by


Fiona said...

Lovely card, love the use of the black flowers.

Lea Lloyd said...

Fantastic just jumped out at me. Love It!

Crafty Cow said...

well done on the hand sewwing on the really finishes off the card!!!

Anonymous said...

Really like the colour combo, and the stitching really finishes it off! Cheers!

kari said...

Love the embossing! and the colour comabo is great - the stitching really sets it off!

Sandybeaches said...

Love the colours! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Kylie S said...

I sooooooooooo love this stamp set. I too like the embossing!

Anonymous said...

The embossing really makes this card so (very) gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Very striking! Love the colour combo and the black embossing
xx michelle

Sue W said...

This is a favourite image of mine and I love how you stamped it!

Ariane said...

love that paper - worked really well with the card!

Anonymous said...

Super card - I love the stitching!

sharna said...

thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us, it is just stunning, i love it

Christie Wallace said...

Great card Dani. I don't do many of these larger square cards but they always look fabulous. Might have to change that!

Joan said...

I love seeing cards with my favorite sets. Perfect.

my info said...

very creative...what a great card!

Margaret L Crawford said...

Nice card Dani, well done.

Dinky Di said...

I like that you used something totally unexpected and it turned out great. Well done.

Becky said...

Lovely card, some fantastic ideas here, Thanks.

Sarah said...

Love the card. I hope your daughter keeps improving!