Sunday, 1 April 2012

Happy Birthday Stampalot Challenge!

It's a rather special month at Stampalot Challenge. It might be April Fools day, but we're not joking -  you really are going to be spoilt rotten this month! There are absolutely loads of prizes to be won, because it's our Second Birthday! Naturally the challenge theme is

Happy Birthday

You can make absolutely anything you want as long as it's to celebrate a Birthday and as usual there's a fantastic prize from the lovely people at Sir Stampalot for this month's lucky challenge winner:

But it does not stop there, as in time honoured tradition we are having a Blog Hop and what fab prizes Sir Stampalot are offering in addition to the challenge prize above: one at each of the DT's blogs and another for the winner of the correct blog hop answer. I know lots of you are familiar with what you need to do, but as we are seeing so many new crafters joining our challenge, here are the details:

Visit each of the DT's blogs listed below.

Leave each one a comment to be sure you are in the draw for the prizes on each of the DT's blogs.

Pick up a letteR fRom each DT blog you visit. (You might have to look foR a clue to the letteRs!)  My letteR should be faiRly obvious!

Assemble those letteRs into two words - each word has four letteRs, and there's a clue in the prize! - and send youR answers to brenda@ibas.co.uk by noon GMT on 30th ApRil.

All correct answers will go into the draw for this super prize, some rather yummy Hero Arts goodies!


Here's the list of names you need to follow, each one will tell you where you should have arrived from and where you need to go next, but if you get lost you can always go back to the Challenge Blog and start again and don't forget you need to leave a comment at each blog, otherwise you won't be in the draw for all those prizes.


Sally

Pinky

Clare

Brenda

Ruth

Tracy

Lynne - You are here!

Francesca

To get here you should have come from the very talented Tracy and your next and final port of call will be the fabulous Francesca. Then you will have collected your eight letters and rearranged them into the two words to send off to Brenda.
This is the prize you can win on my blog:


And there are yet more prizes, because as this is a special month for us, this month Top 3 challenge entrants will also receive a little prize rather like this which Brenda has put together...........




Amidst all the excitement, I almost forgot to show you my card for our birthday challenge!

I've been making Mothers' Day and Easter cards with some of my classes at school, and they were mostly based on punched flowers. Being in a punch mood, I thought I'd do something with them for my challenge card. I've also just learned how to make crochet flowers (thanks for the lesson, Mairi!) and this one seemed to be the perfect embellishment for the card.



The background paper is from Crafty Individuals, and the flowers are punched from the same paper. The little butterfly is a Nellie Snellen punch. Not sure what all the others are, but they and the Nestie (Blossom 3) I've mounted them on are all available from Sir Stampalot.




Anyway, that's about it for now. Don't forget to go and have a look at the DT's gorgeous samples on the Challenge Blog, where you will also find all the details of the challenge and blog hop, and I look forward to seeing your entries.

85 comments:

brenda said...

Good Morning Lynn

Such a pretty card. To me the colours create the feeling if a balmy late Spring evening with the heady scent of blossoms and butterflies darting about.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Lynne, the background is so beautiful and I love that little rainbow crochet flower!

Mary J said...

A very elegant and beautiful card, Lynne!

Cath Wilson said...

Such yummy colours on your oh so pretty card x

megha said...

hi lynne.lovely card ,your crochet flower is adding extra beauty to your rainbow coloured card .i am new follower.
megha
http://www.meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

Sally H said...

It's so beautiful, Lynne, and I LOVE that crochet flower. You might have to show me how to do that!

Bunny said...

Lovely card..

Caz xxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgoeus card Lynne, love the crochet flower very pretty x Susan x

Em's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! I love that multicoloured background paper and the image looks really effective against it.

Emma xx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi Lynn
i love your card... congrats on making the flower... its so nice and colourful... i love the backing paper you have used to... and brill punching... just a fab card...
kaz_za

walchowDesign said...

Pretty card and love the crochet which gives a special look on the card!

Heidi said...

Hallo Lynne, I love your card, it's absolutely stunning, the background paper is gorgeous and I think you are so clever to have crocheted your own flower, need a lesson or two on that technique. hugs heidi x

Lynda said...

The flower is amazing, did you make it yourself?? I love the colours to it's like magic spring!

Wedgie said...

Pretty card, love the stamping and the flower. HAppy Birthday Sor Stampalot. Wedgie xxx

Lors said...

Gorgeous card, Love the colours, Happy Birthday Sir Stampalot..x

Sandy said...

I love the coloRs Lynne! YouR caRd is so beautiful! Thanks foR the chance to win!

Sandy S

May said...

Beautiful card, love the crochet flower, the colours are just fab lovin the hop!! Hugs May x x x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

such a beautiful and delicate card Lynne. I adore the colours.
Hugs, Clare x

Zora said...

A perfect fit with colour and a beautyful handemade flower :O)

Zora said...

A perfect fit with colour and a beautyful handemade flower :O)

craftyeyes said...

pretty card lovely colours love the handmade flower tracy xx fabby prizes

Claudia said...

Beautiful card!
hugs

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lynne :-) I love the crochet flower !! so pretty and the colours and die cut shape are fab ! :-)

happy birthday !! :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Isha said...

Lovely card, so very pretty. TFS

Tracy said...

Gorgeous colours Lynn, I love this creation, it's really effective.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the crotchet flower--carol x

mvatinson.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous card and colours.Marlene

enrica said...

beautyful card, beautyful works!!!! i like too mutch!!

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, love the papers and the punched embellishments, great flower too.

Kath x

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the crocheted flower and rainbow colors! /Karin

Luanne said...

very pretty card! love the doily you've added.

CraftyJo said...

Such a pretty card, the crocheted flower is adorable.

Claveh said...

This is really lovely, so much work has gone in to your card.

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Lynne, love the crochet flower and the pretty colours. .. and a Happy Birthday to you all. Hugs xxx

Bhawana said...

fabulous card you made. loved each n every element on this card.

Melly said...

Ohhh petal
This is utterly stunning! I adore this beautiful card and the colours are super!
Hugs Melly xxx

Divinity said...

sweet card! :) great details :)

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous colourful card, love the sweet crochet flower. Carolxx

nuschinka said...

Very beautiful card! Love the crochet flower!

nuschinka

Happy Crafter said...

Great card very pretty love the crochet flower too :)
Hugzz Val xx

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card and I love the crochet flower. Fab hop
Hugs Laurie x

Daryjka said...

Yeah, the crochet flower is a great idea! It fits perfect.

deesdesigns said...

Oh so pretty! Love the watercolor look of your DP and how you used it for your punched flowers. I'm so jealous of your crocheted flower - so pretty and just perfect for your card! Happy Birthday and thanks for the inspiration!!!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous colours...and I love your crocheted flower!
Helen x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Lynne, your card is lovely! I am off to continue with my hopping...have enjoyed visiting all of your lovely blogs! Suzanne B

Leikkaan Mervi said...

lovely card Lynne,
beautiful flower;-))m

Kat said...

This is so pretty Lynne. I love the soft colours and the lovely flowers. Congrats on the crochet flower. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Aly said...

What a special card! Something different! I love the colors!

Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful prize!

Greetings from Aly

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, love the crochet flower :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wow love that flower - lovely card
xx

lady e said...

so beautiful card ! I love that little rainbow crochet flower! thank you for the inspiration!

katscards said...

Beautiful card and I love the little crochet flower :) Kat x

Betty said...

Just love your card and the beautiful crochet flower.
Bettyxxx

Is said...

Hi Lynne, beautiful card!! And the crochet flower is the perfect touch!
Greetings from Spain

MimiAnn said...

Another lovely card Lynne - I really must make time to make another "batch" - almost down to my last one - so your ideas have inspired me xx

Teresa said...

Good Morning Lynne and Happy Birthday Stampalot! Thanks for all the great challenges, Your DT card is beautiful.
Hugs Teresa xx

Craftnut said...

Great Card Lynne. Tracy x

Craftnut said...

Great Card Lynne. Tracy x

ang said...

very pretty card thanks for sharing angxxxx

Victoria Frail said...

Wow. I mean wow. What beautiful cards!!

Eret said...

Your crochet flowers is so beautiful and I love these soft colors on your card.
Eret xx

Rose said...

Oh, Lynne, your punched flowers compliment your crotched flower so nicely on this pretty, colorful birthday card. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Cazzy said...

The design is so dainty, and a very pretty card especially with the crocheted flower.

Cazzy x

Riti said...

Absolutely Beautiful card Lynn.
Love that Crochet Flower. Cute.
Thanks for the chance to win those stamps.

Hugs,
Riti

Randi WS said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the bright colors, it makes me smile! ;) And your crochet flower is fantastic, I really want to learn to make those, too!
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Randi WS ;)

Sazzle said...

Great card Lynne and loving the crochet flower. I've just been making some of my own, just got to perfect them first ;-)

xx Happy crafting adn glittery hugs xx

Sazzle

http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Really love that crocheted flower! The colors just pop!

Liselot said...

Hi Lynne,

What a beautiful creations you make. I love what you did with the tree! I am a follower now.
Liselot

Ann said...

love your crocheted flower - a beautiful card.
Happy Birthday to Sir Stampalot and gang.
Ann xxx

Planetsusie said...

Wow Lynne - love the crocheted flower - it really looks good. The colours go beautifully with the backing paper. What I would call a 'jewel' of a card!!

Hugs Sue Pass

Suzi said...

Hi Lynne, it's taken me ages to get here, life gets in the way sometimes. Your card is gorgeous, loving that crochet flower and your pretty papers. A belated Happy Birthday to you all.
Hugs
Suzi x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the colours, the papers and the crochet flower. Thanks for a great blog hop.
Kevin xx

iReneM said...

Your lovely crochet flower compliments your lovely design perfectly. So pretty :)
x

Natka said...

Hi Lynne! I love your card with the beautiful flowers!

snailzpace said...

this is sooo pretty! i love the colours, your crochet flower and the little butterfly.
happy birthday!
linda

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful crochet flower, nicely done
Hugs julie P

bubbleSHY said...

I like the mixture of colours...in a way, you don't have to worry what colour the person like or don't like.

BubbleSHY

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Такие приятные цвета на открытке и действительно вязаный цветочек очень украшает открытку, очень понравилась открытка!

mags said...

Beautiful card. Love the crotchet flower and the flower arrangement you have created using punches. The background paper is lovely too.
Mags
x

Ina said...

Pretty card, lovely colours!

Ina

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Luv Sam x

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi I am having great fun on the Birthday hop !! I just adore your backing paper and this stunning crochet flower just love the colours and punches ! Super inspiration and prize !! Thanks ;0)

Linda W said...

Very pretty card Lynne. Love the little crochet flowered. Linda x

Maxines Craft Room said...

Love the flower and such pretty colours. Love Maxine. xxxx

Olga Shubina said...

Gorgeous card, Love it!

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