Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Sir Stampalot January Challenge and Blog Hop

Happy New Year!

It's time for the January Sir Stampalot Challenge and to celebrate the New Year we are also hosting a blog hop.

Firstly, the challenge!

The theme for this month's challenge is:-

"A WINTER'S TALE"


I have used my lovely "Large Canvas Stripes" background stamp by Hero Arts and the gorgeous "Fantasy" tree from Penny Black. I stamped in Versamark "Majestic Blue" and heat embossing using Kaleidescope embossing powder, I love this stuff as it sparkles in so many colours. The sentiment is from the "Best Yet" set by Stampin' Up. I used a white gel pen for the snowflakes.

As usual, our challenge will run for the month of January and there will be a fabulous suprise prize from Sir Stampalot for the winner.


Now onto the blog hop!

This going to be such fun and with lots prizes to be won. It starts today and will finish at midnight BST on 10th January.

For those of you who have never joined in a Hop before this is what you need to do:

1) Start at the Sir Stampalot challenge blog.
2) Visit all DT blogs.
3) Leave a comment on each blog.
4) Collect a letter clue from each blog.
5) Use those letters along with the ones already given in the grid below to make two words and mail your answer to Brenda at brenda@ibas.co.uk

    _ _ R _ _ A _ _ A _ _ _

Your starting point is the Sir Stampalot Challenge blog and each blog you visit will tell you where you should have arrived from and where you need to go next.

You should have arrived with me from Lorraine's blog and the letter you need to collect from me is

P

the next stop on the hop is Francesca's blog.

Here's the prize for one lucky person who leaves a comment on my post.


Enjoy the hop!

Clare xx

118 comments:

Margreet said...

happy new year Clare....your card looks wonderful....thanks for giving the chance to win that fab prize!
xxx Margreet

papercraftbliss said...

Happy New Year to you. Your card is beautiful. I love the way you've embossed the tree. I wouldn't have thought to do that.

Lisa x

Debs said...

Hi Clare
Beautiful card - love the image and the striped background is fab.
Happy New Year - hope it brings you love, luck and happiness in abundance.
Have a fab weekend
Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful Tree Clare . Love the layout
Happy new year
May 2011 be filled with the best of Health and Happiness for you and your family
Lisa ;)

Julye said...

Love the effect your embossing gave sparkle without glitter shedding thanks for taking the time to share and happy new year.

brenda said...

Super creation Clare.

Happy New Year and thanks for all your support in 2010.

B x

Frea said...

Hi Clare, love your card, that tree is gorgeous and the embossing powder makes it stand out so beautifully!! Greetz, Frea

pinky said...

Your card is sooo gorgeous Clare. Happy New Year to you and the family.

Francesca said...

Great card Clare , I love the colours and the tree stamp
Hugs
Francesca

Netty said...

Love the card Clare, the colours are lovely for this frosty wintery theme too. Netty. xx

Linda W said...

Hi Clare, Happy New Year! I'm enjoying this blog hop. I love your card. Keeping my fingers crossed. Take care! Linda x

Anita said...

Hi Clare, Happy New Year, Your card is amazing. I love the penny black tree. And what a great prize you have. Thanks for the chance. X Anita

Sally H said...

Your card is beautiful, Clare. Hope you had a great time last night and a happy new year to you and yours!

Gina said...

I'm loving that background stamp, so unusual! And the tree is fabulous :D XXX

Tigs said...

Beautiful card and happy new year :)

Carina said...

wow! The tree is stunning! Love the blue glittery way, I got to buy some of that embossing powder! Lovely!

Juls said...

beautiful! I love the pink and all the sparkle! Hugs Juls

chris said...

Hi Clare this is such a gorgeous card, love it. hope you had a good evening last night.
HAPPY NEW YEAR , Hugs Chris xx

Tracy said...

Hi Clare,
I love your tree and the colours of your creation are gorgeous. Congrats on the job and so glad your Mum and Dad are back nearer to you.
Happy New Year
Tracy x

Lynne in NI said...

Happy New Year Clare! Love your card ... your tree is fabulous and great colour combo too!

Debs said...

gorgeous creation, I love the colors
thanks for a great blog hop and a chance at a fabulous prize
Happy New Year
Debs
xxx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Clare, love this image and the colours you have used! Happy New Year to you and your family :) Donna x

Craftdee said...

This card is beautiful - I love the embossing powder, it's so lush! Have a happy and safe New Year, Dee

anita said...

Wish you a wonderful year ahead and I,m so excited as this is my first blog hop. Thats a very pretty card and thanks for the prize.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare wow your card is stimple but Stunning I love the colours chosen to. Happy New Year love, with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Christa said...

Hi ! Happy new year ! This is my first bloghop and I allready like it....Love from Holland , Christa.

Sarah A said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and that tree is lovely!

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Thanks for the chance of winning the fab prize.

Sarah x

Esther said...

Aw what cute bear stamps..thanks for the chance to win, and a Happy New year..Esther xx

stamping Sue said...

Hi Claire Happy new year stunning card and thanks for the blog hop what fun it's my first try so off I go to my next blog.

Katarina said...

What a fab card. Love the embossed tree.

Μυρτώ said...

Happy new year! It seems that the new year starts with many good things
for you! Thanks for a chance to win!

☼ Cheryl* said...

I'm loving all the sparkle on your card, Clare :) It is so pretty!

Mummylade said...

gorgeous card, I've collected your letter and will continue my hop now =)

Kristel said...

A really gorgeous card Clare! I wanted to wish you a happy newyear!
Hugs Kristel

Monika Reeck said...

Happy New Year to you too and lovely card Clare....thanks for a chance to win candy on your Blog...hugs, Monika

Shaz said...

Lovely embossed colour. Happy new year.

Maja said...

Happy New Year. It's a great card.

Tiara Moore said...

I love the colors and such a lovely card! Happy New Year!

Shannin said...

Happy new year. Wonderful card and loved how you did your tree.

Wedgie said...

Happy New Year Clare! Lovely card, I've got a new tree stamp that I love using at the moment. I've collected my letter and I'll contine hopping now. Wedgie xxx

Nikbee said...

A wonderul card. I love the blue tree.
Nikki x

mckinkle said...

What a lovely card Clare for the A Winters Tale challenge, very inspirational!

Great to join in with the blog hop!

Keryn x

Маги said...

Happy New Year!Beautiful card!

kitty said...

Happy New Year This is my first blog hop and it is so much fun. Thankyou for your inspiration your blog is wonderful. Best Wishes Kitty :)

Kleeblatt said...

Happy new year.
Your card is wonderful, I like the embossed tree.

Monika

Jules said...

Hi Clare

Just popping by to wish you a very happy 2011. I am sure it will be now that you are going to have your family back close at hand.

Lovely card by the way. Great colour choices.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Clare that tree looks wonderful and the colours are great I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mona E said...

Fabulous card. Love the colours. Hugs...Mona

Debra said...

Stunning card!! TFS and thanks for the hop

Vaktmästarn said...

A beautiful card! You made it look so elegant using the striped background. Just love it!
Hugs, Outi

Marion said...

Hi Clare, Beautiful card and I love that PB stamp. Fab prize on your blog and thanks for the chance.
Marion

jude said...

Gorgeous card hun and here's wishing you a very happy creative new year.
hugs judex

scrapperjulia said...

This is one of my very favorite stamps! Love the beautiful card that you have created with it!

Lori said...

VERY cool! I haven't seen that embossing powder before... Beautiful work!
Happy New Year :)
Love and hugs ~ Lori

x laura x said...

Beautiful card.
x laura x

Kathy Rogers said...

This is one of my fvourite stamps, and you've used it with gorgeous colours.

Sadilla said...

First of all I wiah you an happy new year...
thanks for the funny blog hope...
Hugs
sadia

kaos said...

Such a gorgeous card - simply yet so sparkly - great!!!

hugs
kaos

Krisha said...

Love the colrs you chose for your card, simplt stunning!

sandiblu said...

Happy New Year Clare. That tree is stunning and I love the way you've embossed it.
Hugs, Sandiblu xx

Vintage Milly said...

Hi Clare, what a fun hop, thanks for the chance to win, and a Happy New Year to you,
Em.x

Scrappymax said...

This is lovely clare, really loving the blog hop.
Max x

Linapyssel said...

Happy new year to you Clair!!

Super cute Christmas card, Love that you chose pink for your card, the stampes tree is awesome!
Hugs Lina

Brubs said...

Hi, this is my first blog hop...
Thank you.
xoxo
Iva

Susan said...

Clare, how did you know I am surrounded by fishing peeps? LOL HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I love your card, simple, yet beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win something.
Susan

Crafty Granma said...

Your card makes me feel lovely and cool which is great as I'm sitting in 27 degrees C here in NZ. Thanks.

itsabrt said...

Clair I love your winter themed card it's fantastic!

Chrissie said...

Great card Clare!
Happy New Year!
Chrissie

gezzem13 said...

Happy new year, wonderful card, thanks for the inspiration.

Geraldine

Hazeyj said...

Loving the hop and looking at all the lovely challenge cards even though I started late and lost my way, lol. Love your tree card, Clare, hugs, Hazel x

Yenni Natalia said...

those denim blue for a card ezpecially winter is something new to me :) love the canvas stripe that you use as a background :)

thanks for the chance to win a cutie set of stamps

by the way happy new year :) and this is my very first blog hop!

hugs
yenni

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card sweetie and love the tree image, its fantastic & Thanks for the chance of winning your fabbie prize :o)

Happy new year!!
hugs and xxx

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Happy New Year! A gorgeous card, I love the Penny Black Tree stamp, it's beautiful! The way you've heat embossed it is lovely and super duper sparkly!
x

Divinity said...

hey there! love ur card -- especially the colour combo. it looks amazing! :) happy new year...and thanks for the chance at ur prize. :)

sallysbitz said...

Your card is beautiful. It looks very elegant xx

Sandra P said...

Happy new year Claire!

This card is beautiful! Nothing says holidays better than sparkle :)

Thanks for the chance!

Hugs,
Sandra P

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Clare - this PB stamp is one of my all-time faves - it's so versatile too. Love your classy and elegant design, and all the sparkly bits!!
I'm off to visit Francesca now!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jackie said...

Great card and fab stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Happy new year.

Cazro said...

I love your card, it is so clean and fresh, the colours are perfect. Happy new year. Caz

Ida H said...

Then I jump around all the DT blogs!
What a wonderful wintery cards you have done!
Thank you for your letter. We'll see what I can do with it!
Hugs Scrappida

anne said...

How cute and very simplistic... the colors definitely say winter..nice job -anne-

Josephine said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful image.

Marta said...

The tree is absolutely wonderful!
Happy New Year!
//Marta

rozzy said...

Happy New Year and thanks for a great blog hop with such inspiring cards
Hugs rozzy xx

Krafty Kows said...

Wonderful card - love the image. Happy New Year. Jeanette

Tiiti said...

I just love this tree stamp. It's so pretty. Your creation is very pretty!

V.S. said...

Your blue tree is like from a fairy tale!!!!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

Nikki said...

Sweet Card and love all the sparkles on your tree
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Minnamanna said...

Fantastic card!
So beautiful colors.

Craftnut said...

Great card. Tracy x

Theresa said...

Love your card...so wintery. Thanks for the fun hop.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card, love that PB stamp it's so versatile.

Hugs
Brenda

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card. Carolxx

Randi WS said...

Happy New Year Clare!
My oh my, your card is fantastic!
Lovely image and papers

Lots of love, Randi WS ;)

Lauren Colless said...

Great card, I like your clean-cut style :)
Happy new year!
Lauren

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a gorgeous tree!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lorraine said...

Happy New Year Clare. Your card is really lovely. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance of some lovely prizes

Laurie said...

Happy New year I love your card Laurie x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi lovely card, great blog hop..
Hugs
Tamara

Suzi said...

What a fabulous tree. I love that striped paper too. Gorgeous Xmas card Claire. Thanks for the chance to win that cute bear.
Hugs
Suzi x

Dora said...

Hi Claire, what an elegant card. That tree stamp is gorgeous, love it. Thank you for your chance to win the sweet beary stamps. Hugs xxx

Ashley said...

Simply gorgeous! i love the hop btw, hopping away!

ona_i_ja said...

Your card is stunning!

Hugs from Poland
Agnieszka

tracy said...

Happy New Year Clare I love this stamp it is one of my favourite. I don't know what it is but I simply love something about all tree stamps. I love the pretty card you have created and the colour combination you have used.
Tracy x

Linby said...

I Love this CAS card. I would never have thought of using that image for xmas. thanks for the chance to win.
Linbyx

Pinkcoke said...

Oh I love the striped background on your card, and especially the fact that you've cut it for the sentiment frame. I often think people are afraid to use patterned paper for borders!

Kat said...

Beautiful card Clare. I love how you've used that gorgeous image. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Didn't think I would make the hop with the brood home but seems like I have managed by the skin of my teeth...lol
Your card design is gorgeous Clare, beautiful colours, I really do love the canvas strip stamp, I first thought it was designer paper...

Gorgeous work
x
Vicky

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Clare, what a lovely card you made for the challenge/blog hop. What a fun set of stamps to win and I'd certainly like to be in with a chance of winning them. Well, off to do what I do best - snoop at the other blogs on the Blog Hop!!! Best wishes, kym xxx

Ann said...

Happy New Year Claire.
Great hop - superb prizes and I love your card. That's my favourite tree stamp.
Ann xxx

Miria said...

Gorgeous card, Clare! Thank you. Miria xx

Edith said...

I don´t know, if I´m in time, but I try it nevertheless!
You made a beautiful card and I say thanks for the chance to win those wonderful prices!
XX
Edith

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous card Clare! :) I loved the striped DP and the image looks so classy!

happy new year

hugs

xxalisonxx

craftycrafter said...

lovely card,not been on your blog before but I will be back Dorothy

Love crafts forever said...

Hello. Wow i like all that glitter and shine. Totally awesome card.
Thanks for the Blog Hop
Hugs Nataliya

Jocelyn said...

What a great way to start the New Year!

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Your card looks fab and I would 'beary' much like to win the prize!!!

Yvette said...

Hi Clare.
I love your card, the background stamp works so well with the tree - which is stunning. Another couple of stamps to add to my 'must get' list :-)