Wednesday 20 July 2011

Great News About Our ABC Blog Hop!!!

Great news! We have decided to extend the ABC blog hop.

We are keeping our birthday blog hop open for one more week!
If you have not entered our birthday blog hop yet, you now have plenty of time to get creative.
Our hop will now close on 25th July at 18.00 GMT, all winners will be chosen at random after this date and published on the ABC challenge blog by 29th July.

Please check out my last post for the Hop Order and don't forget to create something fab for the challenge as well.

Happy Crafting!

p.s Sorry I have been awol for the last couple of weeks getting a little stressed waiting for hubby to go back into hospital. Unfortunately his ankle that he broke badly in December has not healed so has to be re broken and may have to be permanently fused in place. This may explain my loss of mojo, as well as being very busy at the shop. However, I have a few creations to share with you so as soon as they are photographed I will be posting them.

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Everyone Needs a Little Time Out...ABC Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us........

Wow can you believe that the ABC Challenge Blog is 3 Years Old! Well today we would like to invite you to join in our fabulous Blog Hop. There are loads of prizes up for grabs so remember to visit all members in turn and make sure to leave them a comment and some love to be in with a chance to win one of the super prizes kindly donated by our many sponsors.
Back to the challenge, this week it's on to the letter Y so the theme is yesterday so use your imagination. You could choose a vintage theme or choose from any of the past ABC challenge themes. I chose to use the theme of D is for Distressing.

I chose this gorgeous image by Stamping Bella 'Anna On Her Time Out Chair' which is available from my very generous sponsor Joanna Sheen who has kindly offered a £10 voucher to be spent in her online shop for one lucky commenter who leaves a comment on my blog at the bottom of this post.
 I have stamped onto kraft paper and coloured this cutie with Prismacolour Pencils. The whole thing has been distressed with Frayed Burlap DI. The scrummy DP's are Hopscotch by Basic Grey, I added a few punched flowers some lace, pearls and faux stitching and that was that.

Little Close Up of Anna
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Challenge #76 'Stitching/Faux Stitching
Sweet Stampin - 'Use Something Unusual' (I have never coloured on kraft paper with pencils before)
Allsorts - Week 110 'Free and Easy'
A Spoon Full of Sugar - #159 'Sewing' Real or Faux
Stampin for the Weekend - #11 'My Favourite Things' (I love to use lace, pearls, flowers and especially kraft paper, just learning with the pencils but loving them!!)

 Well good luck with the challenge and here's the order for the blog hop. You should have reached me by first visiting Vicky but if not just check the list below and make sure you visit all the team.

1 - Vicky
2 - Distressed Miss aka Me
3 - Sue C 
4 - Hanna
5 - Emma
6 - Cecilia
7 - Gro
8 - Sari
9 - Lin
10 - Jackie
11 - Kendra
12- Angelique
13- Karli
14- Suzanne T
15 - Lols
16 - Ali
17 - Sandie
18 - Cathy
19 - Ruby
20 - An
21 - Minna