Saturday, 13 February 2010

Sir Stampalot Blog Hop and Challenge

This post will remain at the top of my blog until 14th February, please scroll down to see new posts.

Good morning! Welcome to the One Off Challenge and Blog Hop which has been organised by the fabulous Brenda of Floral Fantasies.

The sponsors of this very special challenge and blog hop are
who are celebrating their move to a spacious new shop in Peterborough.

THE CHALLENGE

To find out how to enter the challenge please visit Brenda’s blog for all the details.

To whet your appetite here is a picture of the prize on offer for the challenge. There will also be two runners' up prizes for the challenge. Both the blog hop and challenge are open Worldwide.


The theme of the challenge is “MOVING”. Your project can be a card, box, scrapbook layout, whatever you choose and the theme is open to interpretation, moving home, kinetic card, vehicle or as simple as a dangling charm as long as it represents movement.

Entries to the challenge can be combined with other challenges, but not back linked.

THE BLOG HOP

Here’s my card. My interpretation of the theme “moving” was to create a flowerpot card, as potted plants/flowers are always a lovely gift to give to someone moving home.



This is my first attempt at making a flowerpot card. It's not perfect, but I don't mind. Crafting for me is about having fun, enjoying myself and learning as I go.

There will be prizes for every stop of the blog hop which include stamps from all the best companies such as Hero Arts, Penny Black, Stamps Happen, embellishment kits etc.

Here's what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning.

You must start the hop here at Brenda’s blog and you must then visit each of the Design Team blogs in turn and:-

a) Pick up a letter clue at each one. My clue is ‘A’

b) Leave a comment at each blog you visit on the challenge/blog hop posts, so you can be entered into the draws for those prizes

You should have arrived at my blog from:-

http://jules-alwayswithaheart.blogspot.com/

and your next stop is:-

http://tracy-countrymouse.blogspot.com/

Just a little clue to help you on your way - when you re-arrange the letters you will end up with three words, Brenda has given you one letter to start you on your way:

_ _ / _ _ _ E / _ _ _ _ _

When you have the answer mail it to brenda@ibas.co.uk and all correct answers will go into the draw for yet another prize.

All prize winners will be announced on Sunday 14th February 2010.

All that remains is to say is thank you for visiting my blog, have fun and we all look forward to visiting you over the next two weeks.

Clare xx

166 comments:

Helen said...

Great flower pot! It's going to be a fun couple of weeks.

Jenny said...

I love this flower type card. I still haven't made one. Beautiful!

Juls said...

Hi Clare this is just gorgeous!! I always love your style...and I just love the shimmer on your flowers! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Oh I love this, what a fab idea.
luv
Debby

Nikbee said...

Love the flower pot. A great idea.

Nikki x

Sarah Anderson said...

Great flower pot!!

Jude said...

Love the flowerpot - really nice to give as a housewarming card. xx

☼ Cheryl* said...

Flowers are perfect to give to someone moving home, it is a very nice card :)

Mervi said...

Lovely flower pot card, I've done some too, great prize;-))m

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, wow another fabulous card, I love the flower pot card well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Suzanne said...

Fabulous card and I love the flower pot shape what I great idea and the prize is sooo on my wish list to I better get cracking!!! Sue :o)

Linapyssel said...

I Love the goldie shimmer on the flowers of your beautiful card!
Have a great day Hugs Lina

chris said...

Morning Clare, this is fun.
your card is fab, I love the way you have made the pull out with sir stamps name on it, they will be thrilled with that one I'm sure.
Have a happy blog hop day love chris xx

Avril Ann said...

Clare this is a wonderful card, love the flowers, so great, and the added touch of wishing Sir Stampalot all the luck...great idea, thanks for the opportunity to win, Hugs Avril xxxx

Annmaree said...

ADORE Flower Pot cards, they are so giftable!

Sue said...

Oh I love your flower pot - great job!

Sue said...

Oh I love your flower pot - great job!

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful flowerpot, super prize,
Christine x

Cor* said...

I adore your flower pot card attempt. Better than I could've done! Like the colors & the hanging butterfly too!

Sharon said...

The flower pot card is on my to do one day list too! Love the beautiful flowers.

Sharon x

Annie said...

I love your flower pot card and the shimmer on those blooms!
hugs, annie x

Lorraine said...

gorgeous card in fact i love it and such a good idea xx

Tracy said...

Clare your flowerpot is really gorgeous, love the way the sentiment pulls out.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

Hi Clare

Wonderful flower pot and like how it lifts up to reveal the message.

Thank you so much for agreeing to be part of this very special event.

B x

Beryl said...

Whst a great card. And it will last much longer than the living sort.
Beryl xx

Mummylade said...

lovely project

Laura said...

Hi Clare this is a fun blog challenge and your flower pot card is great. x

Anne said...

Fabby prize! Love your card. Off to the next port of call! Hugs xx

Bobbi said...

I think your flower pot card is wonderful. Very cute! TFS

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is such a lovely card hunny love the idea of the flower pot. Hope you have had a good weekend, hugs Linda x

Kendra said...

love the flowers! They've became my favorite embellishment lately!

pinky said...

Brilliant flowerpot card, I am sure they will love it.
Pinky

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Such a pretty, tactile card!

Hopping off to the next stop...

x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

fab and pretty make Claire. Dreamy candy too. janex

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Clare,
Great card. Love the idea and the flowers are fabulous.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Marsha said...

Love your project. The flowers are beautiful.

CraftyC said...

I love your fowerpot card Clare, nice to try something different!
Clairex

Thistleblue said...

oh what a beautiful card, well done and thank you for sharing, the flowers are gorgeous.

off to hop

hugs
Michelle
x

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely flower pot card - great projects on this hop....hopping along now! x

Jacee said...

What a lovely card, something a little different. love it, and love the competition too!

SannaS said...

Such a lovely card! Beautiful flowers! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Leah the Orange said...

i'm a big fan of the flower pot card - the little charm totally makes it, Clare! lovely card, and much luck to Sir Stampalot in the new building! (hope the move went well!)

majsan said...

This is really fun...Thank you for the peek. You make really lovely cards as well...
Hugs from Norway majsan

Tip Top said...

Great idea! And you can give a pot of flowers to the new home owner too!

lisa said...

I adore your flower pot, Clare, those flowers are gorgeous and you are so right, it would be a perfect moving house gift.

Lisax

CreaRenata said...

Beautiful Flowerpot!

ding said...

Card and gift in one....fab idea, gorgeous card..loved it.
Thank you for the hop , Diane

Kim said...

Clare that is a gorgeous flowerpot card! You did a wonderful job!
Hugs~ Kim

nnalorac said...

Beautiful project, love the flowers. hugs nnalorac.xx

Gail said...

I just love your card. I will be having a go at making something similar later today.Thanx.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Clare such a beautiful project, i'm off to find some more letters

Emma xxx

Sally H said...

That's beautiful! I love the golden sheen on the flowers!

PatR said...

Love your flower pot it's very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.
Pat x

Caroljenks said...

Love your flower pot card - I've never done one of these, thanks for the inspiration :)

Great blog hop :)

Carol x

Doreenobrn said...

Great card and Idea.xxx

Lou said...

I love the golden sheen on your flowers too! Beautiful card.

Great blog hop.

Lou x

Enfys said...

Love those glimmery flowers, it's a real sunshine card. Enjoying the hop as well,
big hugs
En xx

Scrappymax said...

Ooh I love this, very spring like with super colours.
Max x

Lynne K said...

This is gorgeous! Lovely colours, beautiful flowers, a great idea.

Shirley N said...

Very pretty--love your beautiful flowers!

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Clare. A great idea too and it works so well.
Great to visit here and see artwork I probably wouldn't otherwise.
Fliss x

Linda W said...

Great card Clare! Love the colours - very spring like! Linda X

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi Clare, Just stopping by to catch a letter x Lovely shimmery flowers x Really pretty! See ya x

Cazzy said...

I love your flowers, the card is really nice and anyone would love to get it.
Could you do me a favour please? I cannot leave comments on blogs with same page comments, so I was unable to comment on Jules blog, I like her project, I guess it is for Sir Stampalot.

Cazzy x

sweetpz said...

i love love the flowers!!! so pretty!

hugs
~juli

Jenny said...

Such cute spakely little flowers! a lovely card!
x

Alicia said...

I love your flower-pot card Clare and I think it is perfect!
Alicia xx

helen said...

i echo your sentiments on card making ...it's all about the fun and i think you capture that in your card ...butterfly landing on their new home, a flower!

Nilla said...

Great card, love those flowers! Hugs Nilla

Tammy said...

You did a superb job on the flower pot card. I loved the idea of one. Will have to try that out. Thanks! Smiles...Tammy

Chrissie said...

Clare, this is simply stunning! Thanks for telling me about the Blog Hop. It's great fun... and such fab projects!
Chrissie

Basteltriene said...

Deine Blumengrüße finde ich zauberhaft. Sehr schön gemacht.

sugar n spice said...

Adorable project Clare, love how the flowers are still in view when opened up to read the sentiment.
Hugs Suzi x

Susie Sugar said...

Such a pretty card and a clever design, I have just blogged my entry
Hugs Susie xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card and I love the butterfly charm. Debs xx

lisa said...

looks simple but isnt very elegant

SueH said...

What a fab card Clare, I’ve not see a Flower Pot card before.
Think I may have to give one a go.

Sue
x

Kimmie said...

Hi Clare

I really like the card you've create.
I've taken you're letter for the blog hop.

XXX Kim

Violets Corner said...

It looks perfect to me, Clare! Love it :)

Hugs
Maarit

Scraptrollet said...

Hi! I got your letter!! =)

//Ameli

Mad Moose said...

i've never seen this type of design before, it looks fabulous! great card

Kate T said...

My first pot card went wrong so I just stuck it to the front of another card, the joy of creating !
love yours !

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

I love your flower pot card - great creation.

Hugs Ali x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Clare. What a gorgeous plant pot full of beautiful flowers. Such gorgeous bright colours and so welcoming for a new home. Absolutely wonderful, so special.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

What a happy and fun card! I love the flowers! The color is just so warming and friendly! Love it! Lov'n your blog too, now follow'n you along! Please hop on over and follow along with me too! Thank you for the op to hop along and have fun. Nice to meet you!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Debbie x said...

love those flowers x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Clare, Well, what a wonderful opportunity on this blog hop. What a lovely moving card you have made. I have had a go at one as well and entered this into the challenge. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Jenn said...

Lovely and unique card.. you have a fantastic blog and will be back to visit again!!

Jennifer

Mary Lou said...

Clare this is superb!! I love the way the flowers shimmer!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

JulyeB said...

This would help make anyone feel at home its lovely and no one would know its your first time at making one fab! thanks for sharing julye

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers and the way they sparkle! lovely little charm too!

Kimmi xx

Lynda said...

Wow Clare love your flower pot card - it's really beautiful. I've posted my card with Mr. Linky.

Love Lynda xxx

ribenaruby said...

This is super gorgeous! Beautiful and lovely message.

Danielle said...

This is a super Flowerpot card Clare - love those flowers! Great job!
Hugs, Danielle

scrappyjan said...

Hi CLare. BEAUTIFUL card!!
hugs, Janiel

kirsticoo said...

Beautiful housewarming card - the flowers are gorgeous...xoxo

agapanthus said...

This is a lovely flowery card! Will have to try something similar myself - thansk for the inspiration. Best wishes karen x

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is really cute. I love the butterfly charm!

Christine said...

Hi Clare love this plant theme card its great fab charm too.

Hugs Christine xx

itsabrt said...

This card is a real beauty Clare, wow 100 comments! How awesome is that! Beth

Wendy said...

Clare this is absolutely gorgeous and such a clever idea
Wendy x

Josephine said...

Such a pretty card!

Marion said...

This may be your first flowerpot card but it is absolutely stunning.
Marion

iReneM said...

Oh how beautiful.
Your flowers are fab and a great design

x

Spyder said...

another lovely card!
((Lyn))

Divinity said...

i love your card!!! this is the first time i ever saw this type of card...and i love it! job well done!!! :)

veronica said...

very different card

Ruthie said...

This is such a great project - loving it!

Rx

Ruthie said...

This is such a great project - loving it!

Rx

Jacilynn said...

Clare, this is just AMAZING! love the pull out card and love the sparkly flowers. What a thoughtful card. super cute.
x

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Clare! Very lovely warm colours!

Hugs,
Larissa

Lorraine said...

Your card is really lovely.

Alison Day said...

Great cord - I like the idea of a pot plant!

Sheila said...

Great card Clare, what a fab idea for a moving home card, love it.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Tam said...

Hi Clare,

Absolutely awesome. Love the idea and the colours.

Tami

Karen Tallon said...

This blog hop is so much fun, and your cards look excellent!Well done!
Karen Tallon
xx

KarenB said...

Your flowerpot is adorable, loving the metallic look of the flowers :)

Deb said...

What a great idea. Love the card.

Nicola said...

Lovely card love those flowers. Nicky

craftingmanda said...

what a great idea I have never seen one of these before

Margreet said...

Love your great flowerpot card!
xxx Margreet

Ciacchina said...

simpatico gioco!

Wilfreda said...

Very pretty card. I love it.

issy said...

A Lovely Card, and beautifful flowers.

issy

Donna said...

Beautiful card Clare, I love the gold sheen on the flowers and well done on a brilliant attempt at your first FP card...it's stunning :) Donna x

Sarah A said...

Love those flowers - what a beautiful sunny card!

Sarah x

She said...

Love your flowerpot card. S x

Vicky said...

Hi Clare, I haven't done one of these before, it's a great idea. you've done a brill job

loving the hop
x
Vicky

Grenouille Greetings said...

I think the flowerpot is a great idea for a moving card and I love your shimmery flowers! Thank you and the rest of the DT team for setting this challenge and a big thanks to Sirstampalot for the mega candy! Warmest wishes, Lesley

scalder said...

Love your attitude Clare--FUN!! That's what it's all about for me too. I just love making cards with that "personal" connection!! Thanks for the inspiration and fun!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creation Clare and the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
Hugs Linda

Lisa aka Myran said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty flowers :)

Becky said...

What a wonderful flower pot - gorgeous :)

Kat said...

Love your flowerpot card Clare. I haven't made one for ages. I still need to make my moving card. Think that'll be a job for tomorrow now.

Kat xx

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Kathy Rogers said...

so cute,this deserves pride of place.

Shelly said...

Really cute Flower Pot card! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Sandra said...

I love the sprarkling flowers - they are really a gem!

Carol Ann said...

A great idea these flowers are so cute too I love the gold shimmer.
Carol Ann xx

Katinka said...

Hi Clare,

your flowerpot card is very gorgeous!! Lovely creation!!
And fantastic prize to win!!!

Hugs Katrin

Mirabelka said...

Lovely card!

great competition, not to mention the prize :)
I will try to come up with a card for the MOVING challenge, too

Hugs from Poland,
Mirabelka

xxNikkixx said...

This is gorgeous.....thanks for the chance to win...hugs Nikki xx

craftykitten said...

Lovely project Clare. Love that charm.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Moni said...

Stunning card, so lvoe the flowers! Hugs,moni

Vixykins said...

Love the shimmer on the flowers, beautiful x

Elsina said...

What a great idea for your card!!

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jelonkaa said...

Great challenge! :o)

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Clare,

What a fabulous project you've posted - and what a pretty blog you have!

My Moving card is posted - I'm so glad I got a chance to play in the challenge and participate in the blog hop!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Love you flowerpot card the flowers are gorgeous. Great fun. Off hopping.
Sharon x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

It certainly looks perfect to me, but it is very refreshing to come across a designer with such a fun outlook, yay for you!

TG said...

Fantastic!!! I'm loving seeing all these fantastic creations on the blog hop.
Hugs Tracy x

Stephanie said...

Oh Clare, this is gorgeous! I hope you're well hun (that prize on offer is amazing isnt it?!!)
Hugs
Steph xxx

Jackie said...

Wow, another amazing card. This is my first hop and I am just loving seeing all the amazing work. I am now 'following' you all (that makes me sound like a stalker lol) and will definitely return!

Susa said...

Oh, so beautiful!! Great blog hop!!

Hugs, Susa

Charlotte said...

Love the flowers in your flowerpot card! Great!

Debbi said...

WOW! It's not perfect, you say? It's AMAZING! Great job on a beautiful card!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and the flowers are so pretty
hugs Mandy xx

Simone said...

Great idea! This is a stunning card!!!
Simone

beadz said...

What a lovely card!
hugs,
Gini

Sheng said...

Love that flower pot. It's so pretty.

Katarina said...

Lovely card. Very nice with the flowers and charm.

Helen W said...

What a lovely card, the flowers are beautiful and it's a really nice design for that special someone

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