10 July 2017

We have a Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone

Welcome to my blog if you are visiting for the first time.  For those who have been here before, welcome back!  There is something special  happening today, as you can see!

As part of the SA Cardmaking and Papercraft in SA Facebook group, I welcome you to our very first blog hop.  We have 9 South African crafters' taking part this month, isn't that awesome?

Just so you know you're on the right track, your previous hop would have been from the super-talented Ansu's blog. She and her sister are the owners of  Ivytree Studio.  Their patterned paper is of the finest quality. You need to pay them a visit.

The brief was to make a card, but I've gone a step further and made 2 cards and a notepad, representing some, if not all, the colours in the Rainbow.   

Supplies used for this Card:
Base Card:  White, pre-cut scalloped card from Docrafts
Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories, Emoji Love range
Coloured Cardstock:  Papermania by Docrafts, Assorted Solid cardstock
Sentiment, Flowers, Ribbon and Die:  From my collection

Roberta Gamildien, owner of the online Scrapbook Faerie store has kindly sponsored a prize for this blog hop.  Please visit her store for all your scrapbook, card-making, mixed media and general paper-crafting needs. She has loads of products for you to choose from.  She also has a FB page, Scrapbook Faerie, please pop around and Like her page, to keep in touch with new products that arrive in her store.  Thank you Roberta for your very generous prize

I've browsed through Robert's website and was thrilled to see that she sells Santoro's Gorjuss Girl stamps. I still have 2 Gorjuss Girl stamps in my collection, from my design team days over at Totally Gorjuss.  After stamping one of them, I dusted off the old Copics (some have dried out completely...yikes), to add a bit of colour to our girl.  Apologies,  my colouring skills are not what they used to be, I am so out of practice.

She is a little beauty, isn't she?  I'm so pleased I still have her in my collection.

Supplies used for this Card:
Base Card:  White, pre-cut scalloped card from Docrafts
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Emoji Love range
Coloured Cardstock:  Papermania by Docrafts, Assorted Solid cardstock
Image: Santoro Gorjuss Girl, Sitting Girl stamp
Colour medium: Copics
Ribbon: Simply Gorjuss
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley
Flowers, Leaves and Die:  From my collection

The Simply Gorjuss ribbon was such a lovely feature to use for this corner.

This sentiment is still one of my favourites.

So Friends, those are my Rainbow creations for this month.  Remember, if you want to be considered for a prize, you must leave a comment before you hop over to the next blog.  I will post the name of the Winner once the blog hop has closed.  That Winner will receive a Promocode, in order to make use of the very generous discount on products in the Scrapbook Faerie's Die collection.

Your next stop is to the lovely Valerie Thorpe's blog.   Please hop along and catch some more Rainbows along the way.  

Here is the complete list of participants in case you get lost:

2.     Helen Duffett   
3.     Marika Schuman 
4.     Margaret Kieser
5.     Ansu Badenhorst
6.     Sharon Keanly - this is where you are right now 
7.     Valerie Ann Thorpe 
8.    Wilna Cremer  
9.     Marie Smith  

Once you've reached the end of the blog hop, you need to go back to The Girl with a Tape Runner's blog to let her know what you liked about each particpant's blog. Before you dash away, I've love for you to join as a Follower on my blog and I will return the favour.

Thank you for playing along with us this month. I hope you'll have as much FUN as we have had. Don't forget to leave a comment on each participant's blog, if you want to be considered for a prize.

Happy crafting!



Marika said...

Hi Sharon

Lovely cards as always. I so love to visit your blog as your ideas is always uncluttered yet beautiful. I might just have to go and dust off my Simply Gorguss stamps as well. I loved doing this blog with you and hope that we will have many more.

Kendall said...

Hi Mom

What absolutely beautiful cards and notepad. I absolutely love it! You are really talented!

Love Kendall

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon. Wow! These are super stunning. And that gorjuss it. Have to visit your blog more often. Such inspiration.


My Crafting corner said...

Sharon, what gorgeous cards you have made, but then you always make such beautiful cards and projects. Loved taking part in this blog hop today. Hugs, Ursula xxx

Sharr said...

Love your cards! Girl you are talented!!!!
Love that you are joining this!

Unknown said...

Gorjuss inspiration. Such sunshine ideas, bright and fresh.

Smart Diary Gran said...

Love love the gorgeous girl image you used. Pure rainbow. Awesome how your card turned out..

Desire Fourie said...

Sharon I absolutely love your rainbow themed creations and the card is so lovely and feminine.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Hi Sharon

Dankie vir die pragtige kaartjies en nota boekie.
Welkom terug altyd 'n plesier om na al jou talent te kyk.
Jy is my inspirasie. Gaan definiet ook na die ander kyk.
Liefde Carinax

Tersia said...

Baie dankie dat jy jou pragtige projekte net ons deel, Sharon. Jou werk is so inspirerend! Bie dankie!⚘⚘⚘

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such crisp and beautiful cards Sharon! Love the layout and the colors, so very pretty. Glad that you are back in blog land.

Margy (DS4J) said...

Fabulous inspirations!
Margy from Digistamps4Joy

Edwina said...

Love your cards. Especially the one with the Gorguss Girl image. Your papers are fabulous. Enjoyed stopping by. Edwina Brown

shamela said...

Wow Sharon you have been busy - love all the beautiful bright colors. Great ideas hugz

Carol Burger said...

Beautiful cards and notepad!! I love the bright colors and the gorguss stamp is stunning!!

Lynn's Craft said...

Love the bright and beautiful backgrounds and of course the gorgeous finished projects.

Olga Fink said...

All three projects are fabulous! and your card is so feminine and romantic!
xoxo Olga

Unknown said...

Lovely cards and notepad !!

Val-Belle said...

Beautiful cards all of them I love those stamps just not sure what to do with them .... You rocked it ... thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Patricia Anders said...

Lovely cards Sharon. It is going to be tough using one card.

Cara said...

Lovely cards and the little notebook is too cute.
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Firenze said...

Oh my goodness - such bright and fun creations! TFS these wonderful projects.
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Angela B. said...

YOur projects are so vibrant, cheery and beautifully done!

Jen Leeflang said...

Oh my so pretty - I think your colouring of the stamps is 'gorjuss' - thanks for sharing.

Mari said...

I think it's fantastic that you took the time and energy to create more than one paper product for our viewing! They are stunning!

Regards Mari

Barbarann said...

Such sweet cheerful cards, love them :)