30 June 2010

It's a Blog Hop over at Isabella's!

This is our first blog hop at Isabella Sketchbook and Isabella designed this special image (Faith Lemons) for the DT for this occasion.  I believe the image will be available to purchase from her Boutique, after the blog hop. The challenge this week is "Anything Goes"! You can make whatever you like.

As this is a "circular blog hop", the beginning is wherever you start!  You will know you are at the end of the blog hop when you've come back to the blog you started from.

The card I've made has a gift inside - a recipe for a Lemon Meringue Pie. Those lovely lemons in Isabella's image reminded me of my daughter's lovely lemon meringue pie, which she makes to perfection.


Here's a photograph of the card slightly open to reveal the recipe inside. And then once fully opened, it reveals the whole recipe and space on the left hand side to write the recipient's name.  A nice gift to give that friend who just loves to bake!

There will be NINE winners who will be chosen at random from comments left on the DT's blogs. None of the DT members will know who the winners are, until the hop is over.  Our hop is open until Friday 2nd July at 8pm. The winners will be announced on Saturday.


We hope you will join in the FUN and wish you all the best with this first hop at Isabella's!  Your next hop is over to Sue's blog.  You will not be disappointed!  The DT have excelled themselves this week.

Be sure to keep hopping and leave comments along the way (the more comments, the more chance you have of winning), until you've come back to where you started!


Good luck! hugs Sharon

43 comments:

ahlers5 said...

What a great idea...to put a recipe inside. Love it.

Cec said...

What a great card with those lovely punched corners. The recipient will be thrilled to get a recipe along with it. Lemon Meringue Pie is yummy and one of the kinds of pie my Mom used to make. Unlike mine, her meringue never shrunk and never sweated.
Hugs!
Cec

Annika said...

Woonderful idea with the recipe!! Love the fold of the card and the way you placed the image. Beautiful colouring and really cool corner punch!!
Hugs
Annika

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Really pretty card. Thanks for sharing it during the hop, and giving us a chance to win too

Sandra said...

what a cute idea!
Very nice.
Sandra

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card Sharon I love the insert and colours :)

Jackie :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a great idea - this is such a cool card, Sharon!! Love the gingham and the pretty corners and especially how you coordinated the decoration inside and included the recipe - totally creative!

Randi said...

Love your Card!!!! Having it as a cut away id pure genius. and them have a recipe inside is perfect!!! Ahemmmm....sharing? I have never made a lemon pie. Super details, my friend.

Lisa said...

What an awesome card! Love the recipe idea and that basket is colored to perfection! Love the whole card!

jimlynn said...

So cute = and yummy! Those lemons really brighten up the card. Precious.
Lynn

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Sharon.

Liefs Riet.xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. This is just so beautiful. Love the design and the colours you have chosen, just so perfect for that gorgeous image. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

dolcreations said...

This is AWESOME Sharon! This is such a great image for a great idea for a card with a recipe inside! That is a bonus!!! I love the shade of blue cardstock that you used with the soft yellow...such a nice touch!
P.S. What happened to Portugal!!!! Darn!!LOL Spain is looking good (especially some of those players LOL) It might be Spain, Brazil or Argentina that will be in the finals!!!!!

Gail Moore said...

Great card and what an awesome idea for putting the recipe inside. You gals are so talented.
Gail

Dani said...

Well this is just wonderful!! How lovely! :)

Sue C said...

Fantastic Sharon, what a brill idea to put a lemony recipe inside too ! Sue x

The Wired Angel said...

What a terrific idea, Sharon. I'm such a 'foodie' and would love to get a card like this. Very creative and beautifully done. Hugs, Peggy x

Catherine said...

Hello Sweetie ! As usual a delightful card ! I love the yellow ribbon coordinated to the lemons and the recipe inside is such a great idea ! You rock Lady ! Wish I was in your head because my mojo is on vacation right now... I made a card this afternoon but I think it will end up in the waste paper basket !!! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a wonderful idea to add a recipe to your creation! It's just lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful idea! A gift within a gift!

Anne said...

I was liking the front of the card and then I saw the inside. Wow! What a great idea and everytime the recipient does the recipe she will get to view the card again! Wonderful idea and beautifully crafted. Anne xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

well now aren't you the clever one to hide a fabby recipe inside such a gorgeous card?! it is like 2 gifts in one!!! :)

Betty Benton said...

I love your recipe card! What a fun surprise!!

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Viv said...

Sharon this is gorgeous! Love the punched corners on your card and the pins in your ribbon. The recipe inside is a bonus! You going to share it? LOL! Viv xx

Mary Lou said...

Hi Sharon~~wow Africa--truly amazing to me!! I am new to your blog and found you through this hop:))
Lovely card--clever idea with recipe inside for lemon pie--so appropriate!!
Blessings of thanks

Crystal said...

AWWW Sharon what a BEAUTIFUL design!!! I LOVE how you showcased this wonderful image...AWESOME and sooo creative to place a recipe inside!!!

PatsyB said...

Not only am I going to make a card like this, I am going to make a pie from your recipe!! I love lemon meringue and we do swaps at church all the time. This is great! Now I have a beautiful way to trade recipes! The old recipe I used sweated like an old man in the field!! I can't wait to try your recipe and card!!

Ann English said...

What a fabulous idea-gorgeous. Boy, would my DH like a slice of that pie!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yummy- the pie sounds great- the card is very nice- such a great image and great idea too!

Patti P. said...

Sharon, so creative with the pie recipe. Love your creation and the hop. Beautiful card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! you really raised the bar on creating - your inside is great! love all your details and using it for this recipe is awesome!! makes me want to go pull out all my lemon recipes and make some cards - what a great idea to have on hand for "whenever"...love love love it!

Jess's Crafty Things said...

gorgeous card Sharon like the shapes of the top layers they are nice n different

Menel's Scrap Chat said...

Now this I love! Recipe's and crafty things in one - right up my alley!

Tammy Miller said...

I love it! The color combo is great and your coloring is awesome!

Nan said...

What an amazing piece of work. Great idea to combine a recipe with this image. Love the purple shadowing around the image.

Jennifer McGee said...

Love your card the corner adornments really pop.

DQ said...

What a great idea, wonderful, your card is so cute love the punches corners!

Anne said...

Such a pretty, delicate card and great idea to put the recipe inside

Gram's Treasures said...

Your card is great! Love the delicate punched corners and the non-traditional card design. Lovely colour combo. Great recipe idea.

Thea said...

I love the idea of making it a recipe card! Great idea, and so fun!

A Cards Delight said...

Wow! Beautiful card! I love how you coordinated the inside recipe with the image. Brilliant idea! The colors and sketch are very pretty together!

RosesMarijke said...

Wat een heel leuk idee Sharon...geweldig hoor!!