Thursday, 15 March 2012

A Sneaky Peekie Hop + This Week’s Blast From The Past :)

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Morning loveliest of peeps.
I hope you are all OK today and welcome to the Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!! 

This is a bit of a special treat because we are all using the same image so what better way to show you some different ways to use a single stamp. But that aside, it is also the very first sneakie peekie day for the March Lili of the Valley release.  So get ready girlies and make a note for 28th March cos that’s when the new release will go on sale :)

This release is filled with adorable bears, cute couples, and some very new and different designs which you will just love, so keep an eye on the DT blogs over the next few weeks for some more sneakie peeks.

So back to the hop and the image we have all used is called “Shall We Dance” – it is adorable I think.  

We are sponsored today by our very own  Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley but also joining is is Paula from Which Craft UK . Which Craft UK has the most amazing stuff including pre-shaped and scored card blanks – I used one on this post if you remember – and they really do make short work of creating a super special card as all the work is done for you :)

We LIKE that!!!
We like that a LOT :)

So what did I do with my shaped card and Shall We Dance image  then?

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Ta-dahhhhh!!!

This is my blog hop card and I used one of the gorgeous Elegant Step Card blanks which I so love, and the sweet image was coloured with the following Copics -

Bears – E25, E42, E43, E50, E81

Clothes etc – B0000, B000, B00, B05, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4

The papers I used are from an Andrea Jayne Tulips paper pack which  got from Purple Butterfly Crafts last year. You can probably still get them if you do a Google search – they are really nice and have a linen texture.

Here’s a pic ….

tulip

…. and aren’t those colours rather yummy peeps!!!

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Other stuff I used was -

Martha Stewart PATP Deco Fan Shells punches and MFT Leafy Flourish die – both from Simon Says Stamp

Vintage seam binding from The Ribbon Girl

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So that’s the old card and there are 4 lovely jubbly prizes hidden along the way.

To be in with a chance of winning one, all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating designer’s blogs – simples :)  The 4 lucky winners from our mystery prize blogs will then be picked on Friday. 

So here is a list of the designers participating in this hop ….
Bev
Dena
Fleur
Anne
Dawny - me
Pops

…. and good luck to everyone who enters:)

Now the regular visitors to the old pig sty will know that Thursday is the day when we go back to the dark and distant past and have a look at something that was hip and happening back then. As it’s St Patrick’s day on Saturday, I thought that there could only be one band to check out this week  and of course it is the one and only U2 – Ireland’s finest export IMHO (Guinness aside).

I love this track and it has to have one of the best lines ever -  well the God I believe in isn't short of cash, Mister!!!  - and the vid is amazing too.

So enjoy and I think that next week we will really go back in time.

Have a fab day and huggiest of hugs to all xxxx

xxx

114 comments:

vicki said...

Stunng as usual Dawn.

Vicki C

bluebell said...

hi dawny .i have seen your picture before in a magazine. i made your draw card. had not made one befor,and i enjoyed it.love your card nice to see difrent colours love bluebell-flowerwood.

Frea said...

Hi Dawny, love your gorgeous card and these two cuddly bears are just so sweet!! Hugs, Frea

Debs said...

Simpy stunning Dawny.
Love the Martha Stewart punches and of course the star of the show - the new images look adorable.
Thanks for the mini hop.
Here's fingers crossed :o)
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Helene said...

I love it, can't wait to see the full release!

Squirrel x said...

Stunning card hun, just adore it. And I am so pleased that we're finally getting some more LOTV bears, best I start saving. Sxx

Irene said...

These dancing bears are the cutest and you made such a gorgeous card with soo many lovely details.......just feel like dancing myself!!!

Hugs, Irene

Miria said...

Hi, Dawny. Amazing card, I love image, papers and colours (no pink?)!
Thank you for sharing and for the song as well! Hugs, Miria xx

susie said...

Love your card, love all the extra touches. It's so cute.

annie said...

Dawny just adorable cute and sweet card....love the card in other words...aussie annie

Marjorie said...

Oh my word hun!! This is just gorgeous lovely colours and you always amaze me with your ideas on how to put a card together..really love what you have done with this lovely image... embellishments are stunning..love these step cards too!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Susan Flynn said...

My new stamps from LOTV came yesterday now I have to start saving again lol!! Your card is deliciously beautiful as always Dawny xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Dawny
Well done
Hugs Elaine

ingejc said...

Just adorable - beatifully coloured

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Gorgeous dance in beautiful blue!
Love the shape of your card. Yummie Martha Stewart punch.
Hugs Yolanda

Lou said...

Love your card Dawny.Great colour combo grey & blue. Dont they look such a cute couple. Cant wait to get this stamp.

Sally Lou

Lou said...

Just love your card Dawny. The colour combo of grey & blue is just great. What a cute couple they are. Cant wait to get my stamp of them.

Sally Lou

Lou said...

Just love your card Dawny. The colour combo of blue & grey is great. Love the way you have used the MS punch. Cant wait to get my set of LOTV stamps.

Sally Lou

Lou said...

Just love your card Dawny. The colour combo is great blue & grey. Liked the way you did the MS punch also. Can't wait to get my LOTV stamps.

Sally Lou

Del said...

Lovely card, sure I've got that Martha Stewart punch tucked away somewhere lol, it looks great. Lovely colours. Think I'll have to get me some of that seam binding, it looks fab! xx

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, can't wait to see more...

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, can't wait to see more...

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, can't wait to see more...

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Mary J said...

Very lovely Dawny! I love the fresh look and how you used the flourishes!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

the more i see this stamp the more i want it.. your colouring is fantastic... i dont stamp often enough! (i watercoour my stamps not confident enough to use pens)..Px

May said...

Beautiful card Dawn, this image is just so adorable and love the colour choice of blues!! Fab paper also, Hugs May x x x

Jane said...

Hi Dawny what a lovely bright fresh card..this hop is such fun to see everyone's takes on the stamp...I love it! Great to see your blast from the past too...;0)
Jane x

Rachael said...

Love the colours! These bears are adorable! Fab colouring too! Rach xxx

kim said...

a very pretty card using lovely bright and fresh papers

Clevercrafter said...

Gorgeous card. Love the blue shades.
Lorraine

paperpapier said...

love the background paper and the dancing bear couple image is just adorable!

Tine said...

Fab card, Dawny. Lovin' this card shape for the couple.
Tine :)

Tammy Ortiz said...

Wow This is adorable. My gosh,
this little image and the step card is perfect.
Way to go in showcasing and making us drool.

hugs

Lynne wilkes said...

How very lovely,love your colours x

Rosietoes said...

Super cute image and love the fresh bright look of your card Dawn.

Edna x

Victoria said...

What a lovely blue and a lovely card! I love your take on this sweet stamp.

mandy said...

Hiya Dawny your card is fab love the way your all using the same stamp but all cards look so different love your blue color scheme hugs Mandy xxx

Wendy Thompson said...

What a cute stamp and what a great card I love it

Anita Kejriwal said...

SOOOO Beautiful!!! Nearly took my breath away!!!

Sol said...

Great Card.. I love the shape of it.. And I love the swirls out in the air.. Looks amazing.. Lovely Colors and Decorating is just Perfect! :o)

imotrust said...

How delightful this is! Wonderful new line of stamps! Your card is fantastic!
HUgs, Iulia

Louise said...

Beautiful card, such a sweet image
Louise

lora said...

Love your card. Great colour and I love the image.

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous as are all the creations with this up coming stamp. Jane x

Tags said...

beautiful card! I love that paper pack, I have it as well :) I love using it, but I don't ever want it to run out :P Can't wait til march 28th!

Tags xx

Amanda xx said...

Beautiful, just beautiful...what an inspiration you are xxx hugs amanda

Colien said...

Wow,this is a lovely card to! Sweet image, great colours and lovely bows! Let's take a peek at the other bloggers...
grtz.Colien

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous dancing bears card, love the colours you chose - Mary G x

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous Dawn - love the blue and white combo and that fab border punch. These little bears are too cute.
Hugs
Denise xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is so gorgeous Dawny, I love the colours and the bows with the flower dies are so pretty :)
Kelly.x

patty said...

wonderful, absolutly sweety, I want it....
hugs, patty from germany....

My'scardcorner said...

Love your choice of colours Dawn and the use of the MS punch a nice touch to adhere to the cute image.
Myrax

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
owwwwwwwwwwwwww what a lovely papers, and your crad is superrrrrrrr sweetie
hugs angelique

Julie said...

Ohhh Dawny, I don't know which of the hop cards I like best, what a talented team you all are! Loving the image in blue, Gorgeous!x

Janine said...

Beautiful Card, lovely fresh colours and the papers are delish.

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Stunning as always Dawn!

Paolchen said...

Fantastic card!
Super cute image and pretty colors.

Hugs
Paola ♥

georgina said...

This is lovely Dawny, the lacy edging is wonderful, luv Georginax

Lou said...

Hi! really pretty card,love the sweet image and the colours are great together.
hugs Lou.xx

kim said...

Stunning card, love the cute image, beautiful colour combo. Hugs Kim xx

Caz said...

Gorgeous bears, can't wait to see the rest of the release.

shampylou30 said...

another stunning card and so different from the others

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful little image and your card as always is simply gorgeous..
Hugs, Linda

LaJanette said...

I love the crisp fresh feel of this card! So pretty!

Hugs;
Janette

Redanne said...

The image is gorgeous and loving the blues.

Debbie said...

This card is so pretty. I have the MS Punch and never thought to use it in layers like you have just lovely. The colors are so cute also. Thanks for sharing your talent.

fredalexmom said...

I like alle the sparkle on your card.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Dawn
A gorgeous and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A beautiful stepper card. Such a cute image and I love the colours you have chosen and your flourish die.

Sarahxx

Rebekah2608 said...

Gorgeous! I love how the image looks different every time. Think I may need to invest in some of the lovely card blanks too.

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card! Looks like they're dancing on stage! Beautiful details! TFS! ;)

tweetybugshouse said...

really pretty.

Mary F said...

WOW fantastic card and awesome colouring!

MagsB said...

You're right, it's fascinating to see all the variations in this brilliant blog hop! A great idea!

And your card is just fab - as usual!!

love Mags B x

Janie Printz said...

Adorable card made with such a fun design. Love the step cards & I must try & order some if they ship to the states. They look so easy to use ... Your little image is so cute & love the colors you've chosen.
Janie

karen said...

Beautiful step card Dawny and love your colours, hugs, Karenx

Chrissie said...

The dancing bears are such a lovely stamp, thank you for showing us such a wonderful way of using it

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love the image and your design

Claire said...

Beautiful card, great shape, gorgeous image and elements. Hugs, Claire x

flossbite said...

Stunnibg! Love the colouring, so fresh!
TFS
Fiona xx

maxine said...

lovely card so sweet

nannapat said...

Wow! don't they look smart? Lovely card Dawn - the colours are really fab. Pat x

Kreativa Kakan said...

I agree, the papers are lovely and match your pretty colouring perfectly. Love the bows also.

Jude said...

Hi Dawny, Beautiful card and I love all the info you supply, colours used, even an image of the papers which is so useful. Thank you!

Hugs
Judex

Sarah said...

Hi Dawny, love the card and the layout you have done. Those papers are lush and your image is fab.
Hugs SarahS

gill said...

I love the image and that lovely blue. I also like how you've coloured his jacket in the pale grey

Maureen R said...

Lovely card and great coloring too! I have the MS fan punch and you've given me a fab idea of layering it. TFS.

SannaS said...

beautiful card!! so sweet!! =)

mags said...

Beautiful card. The image is so cute and love the papers you have used. The punches are great too.
Mags
x

ma said...

Stunning card and I just love blue he he what a lovely job you have done here and I just love this new image by LOTV another for my wish list. Thanks for shareing hugs

Jo Draper said...

Hi Dawny. Your card is just adorable. The image is fab! The colours are awesome too. Hugs. Jo xx

Nenny said...

Love all the different interpretations on the one stamp! Loving the blue and the hat tip to art deco with the border punch. Could almost be forgiven for thinking they are doing the Charleston! :)

Kellylouj said...

Yummy those colours are divine and very very inspirational off to look at the card blanks xx


Hope ur well Kelly x

Judith said...

just beautiful - love that MS punch - Hugs judith x

Bhawana said...

OMG could not take my eyes off from this card. Blue is my favourite color and all shaded blue papers are super attracytive. Love the image and the overall look of your card is awwwwwwwwesome.. n sned me one :).

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, such an adorable image and fabby papers too.
Kim xXx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Dawny,
Your card is totally and utterly lush. I love the papers, the clean, fresh colour scheme and the lovely layers of punched lace. Anyone receiving a card like this would treasure it for sure.
Thanks to you and everyone involved for the mini hop, inspiration and the chance of candy. So generous.
All the best Linda

fionalawlor said...

Fabulous card! Those papers really are so lovely and of course so is this cutey new stamp :)
Fiona L x

Bernie said...

This image is sooooo cute, I love it! Your card is lovely, just love the colors and papers.
Blessings Bernie

Gina said...

Loving this blog hop and all the different versions of this stamp. Love the colours you've used and I neeeeeeed those cards!!!

Lori said...

Fabulous Fabulous Dawny! They look like they are on stage just having a good old time : ) Love the punches, dies and gorgeous papers too! Thanks for the fun hop!!!
Lori ♥

Chele said...

Loving the blue - in fact I think I love every colour combo I have seen this stamp in now lol. Love it ;0)

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning I love this, fabulous colours too hugs ♥Pops ♥

Anja said...

Hi Dawny,
Thank you so much for the sneak peek - these bears are so cute. I'm looking forward to the upcoming release.
Hugs, Anja

Marion said...

Fabulous card and a great image. This is good for weddings and anniversaries. Love the colour combo.
hugs
Marion

Jeanne said...

Those shaped cards do really give the card another dimension and as you say so easy to use beautiful colours by the way!
Jeannie E.

Debbie said...

Hi Dawny, simply stunning creation, tried to leave a comment last night but Mr blogger was having none of it.These bears are so cute.You are one talented lady.Love the colours.Hugs Debbie x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Amazing card, love that image and the shape of the card, those 2 blue bows are beautiful too. Hugs Julie x

Tobi Ass said...

What an amazing card!! It`s great to see how different all the cards came out with the same image.

Hugs, Lady-Sonja (http://www.kreativplanet.blogage.de)

Had to use my husband`s google-account...

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the image and those flourishes are fab
Lindsay xx

lion_tamer said...

Great stamp shown off to perfection on this card x

dottielottie said...

Ooo love your card Dawny, those colours just zing.A real masterpiece
Hugs
Lottie x

kreative basteltante said...

What a beautiful card - the colours are fabulous
Hugs Manuela