Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Craft's Meow Release Day Blog Hop


THIS IS MY 3RD POST FOR THE DAY SO PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE I HAVE HAPPENING!


Woohooooo - it's release day for these amazing stamp sets by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow - and to celebrate we're having a Blog Hop! But firstly let me congratulate yesterday's prize winners - listed on our blog HERE. We hope you've LOVED the previews as much as we have loved playing with these gorgeous stamps - our fourth and final set for this release is called "Butterfly Kisses"

Lisa has some FABULOUS prizes on offer for our special day today - check these out....

* Butterfly Kisses stamp set (today's showcase)
* Sarah's Butterfly Kisses card kit
* Lush 2 Turquoise Prize Package from My Mind's Eye!!! Includes one each of the patterned and flocked papers, plus all the accessories!!!

Once again, the prizes will be awarded based on random drawing from the comments left on THREE of the Team blogs listed below! You won't know whose blog has the prize so you'll want to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win. But please play fair... only ONE comment per blog!

You have until 11:00 pm Pacific (May 1st) to make the rounds! The winners will be announced tomorrow on the TCM Blog.

But that's not all!!! One lucky person drawn from all comments made on the TCM blog by 11:59 pm Pacific on Tuesday, May 3rd will win the entire May 1st Release!!! Yep, that's the four stamp sets and two card kits. WOW!!! Oh, and when you leave a comment on the TCM blog today, please let us know what themes/types of stamps and/or kits you'd like to see from us in the future! Thanks!

Now you should have hopped here from Ivana's Blog if you are already hopping - but the fun all stars at The Craft's Meow Blog if you've just dropped in here with a cuppa. And while you're at the TCM blog check out the full reveal of these fabulous sets and Sarah's card kits

For my card I've chosen to use the faux silk technique which involves stamping your image onto tissue paper. This also meant I could orientate the fabulous fairy image the other way around as the ink soaks through to the other side - I think she suited my layout better this way! And if you know me you know I can't let a colouring opportunity go to waste - LOL. So out came my son's Derwent pencils to add some more interest to her wings - I also popped a little fairy dust on them too! The GORGEOUS DP is from Pink Paislee and is one of the papers Lisa has in stock instore - I'm sooo glad she had already cut it for me as I'm not sure I would have had the strength - LOL.

EDIT - click HERE for the link to the Faux Silk Tutorial I used - I apologise for not adding it sooner.
Your next stop on the hop is Jean's Blog and here's the complete list if you get lost along the way....

Debbie {me}

xXx

66 comments:

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Oh wow Debbie this is beautiful!! Such a sweet image, love the colours.
Kristy xoxox

Helen L said...

A beautiful card: I love the coloring on the wings, the lace, and all the lovely flowers!!

Rema said...

fabulous card...

heidy said...

Wow Debbie,what a beautiful card,and I love your glass tealight!!
Hugs Heidy

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Debbie - this is just gorgeous! You have showcased Ninas meew inage so beautifully and created a work of the Heart! I love the nostalgic feel and the warmth - truly beautiful! Thank for the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Anniebee said...

Oh, this is sooo sweet! I'm already in love with all of these new stamp sets. Each one is just fabulous!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Jean McKenzie said...

Another beautiful card Debbie! I really like the colours here and that pretty lace and flowers!

meeshka said...

Oooh... Debbie! You are on fire girl! Three gorgeous projects. I don't know if I can choose a favourite, they're all so brilliant!!!

Love them to bitz!

Hugs, Meesh. xx

Lynda said...

The first thing I noticed is the flipped image. How clever are you?? (I believe I may have made that observation before sometime hmmmm??) I love the coloured wings too. The Nestie is the perfect shape to deal with the wing isn't it?? I need to get me some more vintage like DP's (as if I need more DP!!! LOL) Stunning card darl. ooxx

Miesje said...

So how did you flip the image? I love the colors you chose and the paper is wonderful! Really pretty card!

Nicole said...

wow! what nice coloring you did on that silhouette! Your card is lovely!

Fran Brunke said...

Loving those buttefly-coloured wings! And now to find out about stamping on tissue paper....Beautiful card.

Misty said...

Another fantastic card!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Peggy said...

Pretty card. Love the image.
God bless,
PeggyS

Cottagerca said...

\lindsay, beautiful card, one of my fav's to date! Thanks for sharing the tip on the tissue paper, so clever...\i need to try this out....smile This card is so beautiful i need to make one for a bridal shower card i have to go to this summer.

Moira said...

Lovely card - the tissue idea is great and a wonderful way to switch up the stamp orientation. TFS

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the coloring of the wings! Beautiful!
Lisa

Betty Sue said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamp!

Julie Overby said...

Gorgeous! Love what you've done to her wings!

Tanya said...

This is stunning! I love that image and that paper is fabulous! I know what you mean about the paper, sometimes it is so hard to cut into something so beautiful, then I just hoarde it, lol!

Renee VanEpps said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the way you colored the stamp and added glitter! Great background paper and those hearts are so cute!

pattywagan said...

I love that no matter what you make the image flow into the background as though it was always there! I am a fan!

Tiffany said...

So sweet and pretty!

Becky said...

Beautiful card.

Bonnie said...

There are so many things I like about this card...the colors, the added dust to the wings, the positive and negative images of the heart arranged together, the lace. awesome card

Sylvia said...

Your card is so beautiful. Yellow is my favorite colors, and this one is done well! Love your fairy and all the pretty elements you used, Debbie! Such a wonderful group of stamp sets!

Lin said...

Your card is a beautiful mix of papers, that gorgeous fairy image, and beautiful embellies! Thank you!

Glynis said...

Love how you added colour to the wings in that adorable silohuette! Beautiful card :O)

Tammy said...

Oh...simply beautiful! Love the vintage look and the fairy images is adorable!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a beautiful card, Debbie!

Becky Dunham said...

This card literally takes my breath away Debbie! It is so beautiful - I would truly frame it! I need to learn more about the faux silk technique you used - is there a tutorial? And the wings are exquisite - definitely want to try that. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous creation - i just don't want to stop looking it it :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! Am I ever so glad I stumbled upon this hop today and found your amazing blog. This creation is absolutely precious. Love the sentiment. It is perfect with your image. Just became a follower!

Hugs,
Kristin
http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

Beautiful card. Love the technique and the paper is beautiful.

Lillian Child said...

How gorgeous this is! Fabulous creative style!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this layout and that lace! beautiful....

Lori said...

Beautiful Debbie! Great for an earth lover, the natural, neutral colors are great. Love the solid image with the wing coloring and sparkle!

Gwen said...

Amazing card! I was wondering how you got the mirror image...tissue paper! Will have to try that. Love those cutout hearts and pearls on the right side!

Shirley N said...

This is just stunning, love your DP, beautiful embellies and your sweet, sweet image! Love this!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Thanks for explaining how you made your card....I was so confused when I saw the image facing the other direction!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Totally, incredibly amazing, Debbie!!! Love ALL of your creations with Nina's stamps! Your style compliments the images so wonderfully! Thanks so much for inspring me! :) ~BIG~ hug!

Ronnie said...

Oh what a pretty, pretty card! I love it!

ChickieChirps said...

What a beautiful card! I love this stamp and I love your card!

Arabella

Sue D said...

I like how you colored the wings!

Grace said...

OMgoodness you have blown me away with this one!!! LOVE what you did with this set! The dp is gorgeous and I love the lace, flowers, bow and oh just everything!!! I love it!

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS!!! I would love to hear more about this tissue paper technique....is there a link?

~amy~ said...

sooo very pretty Debbie!!!

Di's Crafty Flair said...

So pretty. These would be great for mother's day. Just love your creations. Thanks for so much inspiration.

AnitaRex said...

Love that you flipped the image and added color and glimmer to her wings!

Paulette Still said...

I love how you used inks from the background paper, absolutely brilliant. =D And so different from the solid image, just goes to show how versatile a solid image stamp can be. Love it! =D

Marlene said...

Such a pretty card! Love that silhouette image. Beautifully done, Debbie.

Ren-Yi said...

love your heart accent. goes so well with the color theme and the accent glitter on the sil is marvelous.

Lynda said...

Beautiful creation! Love the look of the Faux Silk and perfect for this image.

Kathy said...

nice card

Marcia said...

That is one beautiful card Debbie!

Susan said...

Debbie -- your card is really lovely. I particularly like the way you have coloured the wings of the fairy.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Beautiful card, Debbie!!! I was wondering how you reversed that image. Thanks for the tutorial - I'll check it out. That DP is so beautiful!!!! Hugs, sharon :o)

Jan Garber said...

So vintage with a modern twist! Love it!

Meredith said...

The colouring of those wings is just stunning!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so beautiful

Lisa Hjulberg said...

A very cool technique indeed! I love it! Your card is gorgeous! You are gorgeous! I'm so happy you're part of Team TCM, dear friend. It wouldn't have been the same without you!!!

Hugs and love from across the great big pond.
Lisa

Lagene said...

Thanks so much for the link for the faux silk technique!

Cindy Lou said...

Gorgeous card, love your colors and your DP's. I love these sets! Thanks for sharing :)

Mimi said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! Love the sparkling wings and pretty lace gives the card the perfect touch! TFS! ;)

Michelle said...

Such a sweet card.
Thanks for sharing.
I'm a new follower of yours,
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Lori said...

What a beautiful card. That set is so cute.

lynn said...

debbie, i just wanted to tell you your cards are simply gorgeous and your coloring is FABULOUS:)