Friday, 17 August 2012

Welcome to the August Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I have updated the blog logo for August.  :)


Hello Everybody!
 Last month we saw the first blog hop with Sean and Regina. There were some awsome prizes and I was lucky enough to receive one of them. 

Thanks for coming to play along with us in our August Blog Hop. This blog hop is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating FALL. 


Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor. The overall winner will receive digi's from our sponsor. Please visit them at 

Some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy on their blog sites so don't forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes.

 As I live in Australia it is Winter here but I have made 2 cards which depicts the
As i live in Australia it is WINTER here but  I have made 2 cards that depicts FALL COLOURS as it would be here for our Autumn which has the falling leaves and crisp cool breeze in the air.

My first card has white base card and I stamped various leaves (from unknown stamp name sorry) with Tim Holtz distress inks. I used Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap and VersaColour Olive. The main image has been backed with popped brown cs The small orange dots are from SU Beyond the Basics. The sentiment is from a GinaK stamp.  I finished this card off by spraying the whole card with SU Champagne Mist to make it "glow"
I would like to thank Tanya Cordingly for the inspiration behind the making of this card. 

The second image (below) is a close up to try and show you the shimmer of the gold sprayed mist.


My second card has black card stock as the base. I topped it with a fawn mulberry paper which has gold swirls. The autumn leaves are cut out with a CB maple leaf die. The designer paper at the back is from the Fall Harvest Mat Pad from KCompany. The main focal image is a CB Fall embossing folder and the paper is burnished copper and backed again with black card stock.

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!  The rules are simple:

1.     Leave a comment on Sean's blog first

(and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)

2.     Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully. Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop. Our Number 2 is Regina at

3.     At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

The Blog Hop participants are as follows:

Sean Fetterman
Regina Hardy
Zenita Smith
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens
Linda Anderson
Kay Simmons
Donna Rinckel
Ina Grehan
Roxie Nitti
Aixa Mercado
Jennifer Restivo
Tracy Palmer

******** BONUS BLOG CANDY HERE ********
Please sign up and leave a comment to be eligible to win blog candy here!
I am giving away the 2 cards I made, the small sentiment stamp and also a CB embossing/die cut with Halloween on it.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Now go to Roxie's at


Melissa said...

Great cards Ina! Love the fall leaves you used.

Anonymous said...

Ina, fall is my favorite season and you have captured the essence of it so well! Great work! Thank you for being a design hostess for the hop! Sean

CraftyMomFL said...

Hi Ina - really nice cards. Hard to imagine you are in the middle of winter while I'm swealtering away here is super hot & humid south florida! Some nice techniques here - quite pretty!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Ina. Love them all!

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Ina! I love what you've done with them.

Please don't ask me to choose which one I like best, because I love them both!

Colourful Hands said...

beautiful cards Ina!

Nancy N said...

Ina, so glad to see you again. I love your cards, especiall the burnished copper one.

Kay S said...

Lovely cards. It is fun to see fall from the perspective of someone on the other side of the world (and in a different hemisphere!)I love the embossing folder on the burnished paper. That really made for a stunning card!

meemee48 said...

I especially love your metallic card. So elegant!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Hello Ina, these cards are so lovely! I like how you made your own bp with the stamps and the colors you used. The metallic card is stunning.

Aixa M. said...

Great cards! I like the golds you incorporated; very elegant...

caz said...

What beautiful cards these are, the metallic fall card is wonderful,you have given autumn a goldern glow well done Ina

Linda Anderson said...

Nothing but beauty here with these two cards!! Love 'em both!


Unknown said...

New follower! Your cards are great but the embossed gold one is stunning!

Unknown said...

Hi Ina, lovely cards love the gold embossed one.
your friend Linda

michele said...

I would be happy to share the summer heat with you so thankful fall is around the corner , thanks for shareing with us .

Unknown said...

Love the gold embossed card! All very cute cards!

Benwah said...

Beautiful embossing. Love the subtlety of your leaf card. Thanks for sharing your work.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards Ina! Love them both but my favorite is the first one love the gold sprayed mist on it so pretty!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hello Ina ! Beautiful Fall creations, love them all. It's strange to think about you having winter when it's been so HOT here. It's cooled now to a comfortable tempature for a week or so. Thanks for the comments at my blog :) Shirleyx

Cheri said...

Beautfiul cards, SS!!! I LOVE the "Happy Fall Y'all". You did a fabulous job with the hop.