Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A real life, real time Blog Hop

THE WOYWW POST IS THE NEXT ONE DOWN..not quite two posts on one day, but this post was late going up because of a scheduling error. Of a human kind, naturally!

Ah, there you are...have you arrived from Julie's blog - lastminutecrafter? If you haven't but wanna be a part of this blog hop and stand a chance to win a prize, start of at Shannan's and hop through, easy enough! Go to the Amber Ink blog and enter by posting your vote or leave comments as you hop, there are prizes for commenting = more fun! There's gonna be a vote too, for the best entry, so I 'd better tell you the criteria....
Make a card or project using some Amber Ink goodness and here's the premise:
A seven course dinner for two.
It breaks down a little more easily - the seven courses are the steps or techniques or embellishments to your card, and the two - those are your colour pallet - 2 colours plus a neutral/hint of a third.

So here's mine...and after I'd got my head around the challenge, it turned out to be not so hard as you think - initially I thought 7 courses - jeepers......but actually, you kinda do more than you think, without thinking. If you know what I mean...!
2 Colours of the same ipaper, plus cream as the neutral - check.
And the seven courses go like this....use Distress inks around the edges of the two ipapers (1, check) add one big fat ribbon (1, check), 3 istamped trees (3, check), emboss trees with Cosmic Shimmer powders (1, check), die cut one word from the neutral (but sparkly) colour (1, check). (7, check!) Much easier than it originally sounded. But don't take my word for it, visit the other blogs and be well, amazed.
Here's the blog hop in entirety:
Our Ambassador of Awesomeness:

Purple Team:

Brown Team:

Pink Team:
Julia Dunnit - that's me - You're here !
Blue Team:

Orange Team:
Angela Hathikhanavala www.papercupboard.blogspot.com

21 comments:

Karin said...

Oh Joy! Love your red and green combo ;) Absolutely adore that perfect bow too!

Ciara said...

Get you with your fancy blog hop!!

Great card, looks very classy :-)

dogsmom said...

Beautiful card. I will have to start this hop from the beginning. I hope it lasts longer than just today!

melissac said...

I LOVE the way the trees pop off the card!! Great work!!

Taylor said...

Love all the depth on this card - the trees are terrific!

Angela said...

Glad you joined in the fun, Julia - your card is very sparkly and fun! Love the trees (plus, I used the same red iPaper!).

Carola Bartz said...

Very beautiful card, love the composition.

sunghee said...

julia, this is the perfect christmas card! Love th tree and the ribbon!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! Love that big ribbon!

Julie E said...

3 trees - what a perfect course! So fun seeing all the different ways we got to 7! I really thought maybe your post from yesterday was part of the hop 'cause of the 2 colors and all!

Chrissie said...

I love this card Julia!
Maybe I should start at the beginning of the hop!
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an awesome card. Seven layers (check). Seems easier when you do it (check).

Helen said...

This post was there as at Tuesday when i logged in for the link to WOYWW at 6am..... perhaps scheduler was still asleep too!!

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the traditional colours and the beautiful ribbon!!

Pam said...

Oh JULIA! You put this above WOYWW??? Awe...that REALLY goes above and beyond. You are a brave one too - I'd be afraid of rioting!
Thanks tho - you're a gem.

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! I love the layout.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Beautiful! That BOW just sets it off!

wendyp said...

Gorgeous!!! love those embossed trees!

Lillian Child said...

Love the shine on your holiday trees - a beautiful card creation!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful card! I like it that the trees have a green background and seem like part of a forest! Patsy from
HeARTworks

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the challenge sounds so complicated but your card is simply great!