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Friday, 16 November 2012

CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES BLOG HOP

WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER “CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES” 
BLOG HOP!


Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping in to check out our November blog hop!  

The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is now featuring Gina K. Designs stamps only for our monthly blog hops. 

There are some amazing new stamp sets by Gina K. Designs that were released in October and I am  sure you will be inspired in the upcoming November release as well! I can't wait to see what's NEW!


I for one started making my holiday cards some time ago but the lure of great challenges saw me venture away from them for a while.
 I badly need more of Gina's great stamp sets as my collection just started this year and I have a long way to go.

The blog hop designers have been busy creating a card/cards that we hope will inspire you to create some beautiful Christmas and winter themed cards for your family and friends.  

Enjoy yourself as you venture through the holiday hop! 


OUR BLOG HOP SPONSOR IS!



This month, we are honoured to be joined by Rebecca Oehlers, a Gina K. Designs Illustrator who has created some beautiful stamp sets for Gina K. Designs available in the Stamp TV Store!
 Becky’s style is really fun, crisp and clean.They are used to make wonderful cards with just the right message or can be used to add some fun to your scrapbooking pages.  In addition, Becky is one of the best card designers and artists in the craft world


Becky is a member of the Gina K Designs Illustrator Team.Go to Becky’s blog to look at the great things she has been up to AND view the card samples she has created with her newest stamp set “Mistletoe Memories” that was released during the Stamp TV October Release Party.  Becky’s blog address is:  http://hemidemisemiquaverdesignblog.com/.  

So now here are a few of my Christmas cards I have been working on. As I said earlier my collection of Gina's stamp sets is in it's infant stage and Christmas ones (but I am working on adding more for sure) I have just a few  - but you don't need masses to create great things with what you have got - just imagination and I hope I have captured a little in what I have done.




 For my first card I started with basic white cs. I embossed the silver paper with Sizzix Holiday Frame. The heirloom ornament was heat embossed in purple by Zing glittered the middle and popped. You can see the glitter in the close up on the photo below. Added to the Heirloom Ornament is a small mauve bow to finish. No sentiment required. The Gina K stamp set I used for the ornament is Heirloom Ornament Set.


 Below is a simple card using the Cuttlebug embossing folder from Winter Wonderland. I have heat embossed the row of poinsettias and dotted the centres with yellow liquid pearls. Added a red frame behind so the flowers would stand out. This stamp is from Melanie Muenchinger's Holiday Basket. I added 2 different ribbons to the back. Sentiment is from Gina K's Fanciful Tags. 


 Another simple card also had an embossing folder from the Winter Wonderland Set. I cut 2 different Spellbinder dies - one for the backing and the front one has been heat embossed from the Gina K duo Merry & Bright. Sentiment is also from the duo. I popped both die cuts and added a little green ribbon which I gathered slightly for effect. Cut both coloured paper on the bottom corner.


This card is nearly the same as above only I changed the backing paper and embossed the stamp directly onto the paper. Added a little bit of gold bling here and there and a snowflake to the top of the baubles. I did spritz it in silver but has not shown up in the photo.



 So there you have it - My contribution to this great blog hop. 

If you came from the talented Penny's Blog you are going great. Your last stop on this amazing journey is to hop over to see what Sherian has been busy making for you. I am sure you will be pleased.

NEARLY DONE!


Hope you are enjoying the hopping with all of our friends!   

The rules are simple -  no change from my other design teams rules and they are - 
  1. Visit each participating blog on the list below. 
  2. Leave a comment for the blog host designer.
  3. Become a follower of each participating blog.
If you follow rules 1 – 3, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Becky Oehlers stamp set from Gina K. Designs.
At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog. We have decided to keep the hop open from Friday – Monday.  We do this because some people that want to participate need more time to get through the entire hop.
 The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, November 19 at 8pm CST.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

The blog hop designer team for this month are as follows:



Sean Fetterman 
Regina Hardy
Lee Murphy
Becky Oehlers
Lori McAree
Kyra Sanders (Ky)
Kay Simmons
Penny O’Dell
Ina Grehanß YOU ARE HERE!
Sherian Dixon
Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the grand prize stamp set!


Thank you so much for hopping with us!!! 
Have a great week end!



14 comments:

Susan Sieracki said...

Ina, each one of these cards is a masterpiece. I love them all. I think that purple and silver card is one of the most elegant Christmas cards I've seen. It's just gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are magnificient. I love them all.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your cards are really beautiful. I am especially drawn to the purple ornament cards. It is so pretty!

Sharon said...

Ina, these cards are stunning! My personal fav is the first but love how you managed to make the last 2 different with a few simple tweaks, definately needed at this time of year. I have also joined your blog:)

Marianne said...

i LOVE your white on white cards with just a bit of color. Awesome and elegant. Thanks for sharing

Penny Odell said...

Ina your cards are stunning. Just gorgeous. Love your ornament too. You have done a wonderful job!! So talented!! I tried to comment this morning I could not find it. I am glad I finally did..

Kitty said...

Your cards are just beautiful

Blessings,
Kat

Cheryl Wright said...

Ina, your cards are all fabulous! I love each and every one of them, and there's no way I could choose just one as a favourite!

You are so incredibly talented!

Lisa M said...

Oh my goodness Ina! You could never put me in a room with all of these and tell me to pick my favorite...I'd be in there forever...
Gorgeous work!!
hugs to you and happy weekend.
Lisa xx

Connie Ludgate said...

I just joined your blog. Love that purple card. All of your cards are so elegant.

Harriet said...

Your cards are breathtakingly lovely.

naneruth said...

Beautiful cards! Especially like the embossing with the ornaments.

meemee48 said...

You really used your imagination. Great cards!

Regina Hardy said...

Gorgeous cards Ina. I love that cuttlebug folder that you used with the ornaments.