16 September 2011

Craft Your Passion Blog Hop!

Oh wow! It was so nice to be asked to join in the fun over at
 Craft Your Passion, I do miss the girls after being on their DT for 14 months....it has taken me a few weeks getting used to not posting on a Monday morning!

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges VERY FIRST  "Anything Goes" Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about all the changes our blog has gone through in the last couple of months and wanted to throw a party. What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment. Once you have finished the hop we would like you to create a project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

I know one of the sponsors is Bugaboo, because I was kindly given two images to play with!! Deacon Bugs & Deacon Rain...they are both fab & so nice to colour!!
Here's my first Deacon Bugs
I have added chalk dirty patches & punched out bugs to make
 it a bit more grubby!! lol

Goodies I Have Used
Deacon Bugs by Bugaboo
6" square top notch card blank from Crafty Emma's Store
Promarkers with fine nibs
Skin- blush- sunkissed pink & coral
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & primrose
Shirt- cool aqua & duck egg
Shorts & socks- pastel beige & khaki
Shoes- khaki & tan
Net & pot- tea green, cool grey 2, cocoa, burnt sienna, red, ruby & sky blue Ladybugs & bumbly bee- red, yellow & black
Flowers & grass- yellow, cyan, agean, cerise, carmine, grass & forest green

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'So Cute' by Prima from Crafty Emma's Store
Chalk for dirty patches by Dovecraft
Colour distressing (sky) done with Tim Holtz tumbled glass
Bakers twine from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment by Pollycraft
Paper distressing done with my thread cutter
Turquiose card by Papermania 
Bugs punched from the Fiskars bug corner punch

Here's My Second Deacon Rain

Goodies I Have Used
Image Deacon Rain by Bugaboo
Duck stamp my stash
A6 green card blank
Promarkers with fine nibs
Skin- blush, sunkissed pink & coral
Hair- cool grey 4, 5 & black
Raincoat- pear green & olive green
Wellies- burgundy, crimson & red
Brollie- cool aqua, duck egg, arctic blue & sky blue
Puddle- powder blue & blender
Duck- pastel yellow & apricot

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Hopscotch' by K & Company
Divine twine brown sugar from Crafty Emma's Store
My stash- duck stamp & circle sentiment (powder blue)
Next stop by MELISSA'S blog, to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Anything Goes" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST September 21 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, September 26th Challenge post.

Thank you all for hopping with us today and don't forget to "like" Craft Your Passion Challenges on facebook and join in our September Facebook Fan of the Month Challenge under the "discussions" tab!!

I just want to say thank you to Jenn, for inviting me to join in the fun!

If you have hopped over from JOANNA then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah these are both Fabby, Love the detail being so precise with the muddy chops!!!
Love Me xoxox

Bunny said...

Very Pretty x

Caz xx

Vicky said...

Fabulous cards Shell.....and beautiful colouring too...

have a super weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

Two fabulous cards hun. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

stunning cards shell.i love the fab images and yiur colouring is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for joining us Shell!! We miss you too!!


Loretta said...

Wonderful cards. I love Deacon

Sandy G said...

Both fabulous cards. Love the colouring on both.

lydiawalker said...

great cards xx love the shape on the first one xx

paperfun said...

Both cards are cute. I love how you dirted the boy on the first card. The bugs are a nice touch.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute. This HoneyBee saw a cute Bee on one card. Thanks for chance to win prizes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

deesdesigns said...

Two wonderful Bugaboo cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us during the blog hop!!!

scrapperjulia said...

Awww How cute! I love those images and the cards you have created with them! THanks for the fun blog hop!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! These are fantastic boy cards! LOVE your coloring and designs!

Anonymous said...

Oh, those are both such cute cards!!
Karen C

Kimberly said...

Oh i just love these cards. Your added detail is fabulous...tfs

Kenzie said...

very cute cards

jessica said...

beautiful cards!! I love Deacon and you did a fab job with both!

Sammibug said...

Adorable cards, Shell! Your cards are always adorable. It was so nice working with you on the Craft Your Passion team.

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for joining our first blog hop at Craft Your Passions Challenges!!


Angie said...

Amazing Cards, love your coloring!!

alethea said...

I love the images you used on your cards!! Very cute!! HUgsxx

Torrey said...

The dirt smudge on the boy's cheek is BRILLIANT! You really have a knack for putting colors/patterns together!