Monday, November 12, 2012

The Craft's Meow Holiday Blog Hop

The Craft's Meow

Good morning!  Welcome to The Craft's Meow blog hop!  We're going to be using our Christmas and Winter sets this time; here's a great way to get some ideas for your Christmas cards!  Please visit all of the stops and then make a comment at The Craft's Meow Blog to win a stamp set of your choice!   You'll have until Wednesday, November 14, at 9:00 PM PDT to enter.

You should have arrived here from the amazing Karen's blog; don't you adore the card she made for today?

I love the Holiday Foundations set that Karen designed; the elements are all really fun, with a distressed look to them, and the sentiments are equally wonderful:

Holiday Foundations

I made 2 cards today, both using my Brilliance Peacock ink pad - I think these colors are fun and fresh for Christmas, and definitely lend themselves to snowflakes!

TCM Christmas Winter Blog Hop #1

I've used this design before, but with washi tapes.  I thought it would be fun to use 3 of the elements from the set as my vertical elements.  After stamping them and the sentiment, I embossed the whole card front with snowflakes, and then added an embellished snowflake to finish.  

TCM Christmas Winter Blog Hop #2

And for this one, I chose just the candy cane stripe.  I masked off half of my panel diagonally, and stamped it repeatedly, then reversed the mask and stamped it again at a 90 degree angle from the first stamping.  Then I  just added my sentiment and a big snowflake die, and placed my panel on a white card.  

Okay, time to move on to visit Lindsay's blog; you'll love what she's done today!  After you're finished the hop, don't forget to leave a comment at The Craft's Meow - you could win a stamp set of your choice!  Also, Lisa has put all of the Holiday stamp sets on sale at 15% off through Thursday, November 15 - just use the code Holiday at checkout!!

52 comments:

  1. Love the use of the non-traditional colors!

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  2. WOW I love these the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  3. Sooo fun Lin! I just love the colors and that inpressed background!

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  4. That is a lovely set and I love the colors you used. The design on the 2nd card is pretty cool - I may have to try that one soon.

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  5. These are just Soooooooo Pretty Lin!! Love them!! xoxoxo!

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  6. LOVE the candy cane stripe!
    Gotta use that 15% off code:)

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  7. Love how you did the masking with the diagonal line! Nice bright colors make these so cheerful!

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  8. Super Cool.
    I never thought of stamping on the embossing.
    Great tip!

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  9. These are superb designs and colors Lin!

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  10. These are stunning! Love the colors and textures.

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  11. Fabulous color choices, Lin!!! What beautiful ways to showcase this amazing stamp set! Thank you so much!!! Hugs!

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  12. These are gorgeous Lin and such a pretty colour scheme!!

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  13. Love your colors--so fresh and crisp! The added snowflake is perfect for the design! You are rocking with your DT blog hop!

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  14. Lin I love both of your cards. Those colours look amazing.

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  15. What a great way to use this set. Love the colour combo. Thanks.

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  16. Lin, Great cards! I love the colors and how you created the background with the candy cane stamp!

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  17. These are so bright and refreshing - love the brilliant colors and the unique designs. Great hop!

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  18. Great color combo on your cards.

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  19. Fabulous technique, Lin! Love the embossed stamping and the diagonal masking is brilliant. Gorgeous colours too :)

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  20. Very nice cards, I love the colors you used. I like how you did the second card, so different. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs,

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  21. Fresh colours! I love the first one with the dry embossing AND stamping!

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  22. I'm so glad that you chose to use those stamps because I never would have had an idea of what to do with them. They can be used in many ways, now I see...

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  23. I love the colors you used, Lin, and the embossed background is perfect on that first card! Super job!

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  24. These are delightful, Lin! I've never heard of the Brilliance Peacock ink pad, but I love the beautiful colors it brought to your lovely cards. Thanks for the terrific TCM Christmas inspiration. :D

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  25. You achieved exactly what you were going for, Lin! Fun and fresh, but with a touch of coooool!!! Beautiful colors and design on both cards!

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  26. I like how you embossed over the cool stamps on the first one. I really like that card.

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  27. LOVE everything about these Lin!! Especially the bright color combo! Cool idea with the embossing folder too...I'm inspired! XOXO

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  28. Fun cards, Lin. I really like the colors.

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  29. Oh these are fabulous Lin and what great colours.
    luv
    debby

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  30. just beautiful Lin. Both are stunning.

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  31. I am still in love with my Brilliance pads and this is one of my favorites, of course! Beautiful cards, Lin - especially the first one.

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  32. The colours are so fresh, it makes me really looking forward to Christmas. I don't like the long, dark nights, so this is just perfect :-) Thank you for this inspiration!

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  33. Just like everybody else, I love your colors! I also love the modern look to yur cards!

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  34. Fantastic layouts, colors and cards.
    Hugs and smiles

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  35. Мне нравится ваша идея линий !!! Как настроение у зимы :)
    То ветер подует в одну сторону и снежинки полетят туда , потом подует в другую сторону и снежинки подчинятся силе ветра !

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  36. fun, fresh colors and love how you used the backgrounds!!

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  37. love how you used the different border stamps...the colours are great.

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  38. Such beautiful colors, Lin. Love the dry embossing touch to your snowflake card.

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  39. love love the color combo! so pretty fresh. fabulous cards, Lin!

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  40. Awesome non traditional colours sort of reminds me of the beach and since here in Australia its summer here in Australia these colours would be great.

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  41. wow these are beautiful!!! I love the embossing over the stamping on the first card what a clever idea! And the pattern on the second card is awesome!

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  42. Wow, Lin. Wow. These cards are amazing. I love the colors you've chosen, and I love the designs. The second card is my favorite, you put a new twist to those stripes. Ok, gotta say it again, wow!

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  43. Both these cards are beautiful! Clever use of that wonderful Foundations stamp set too.

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  44. These are so beautiful, Lin! I love the embossing + stamping together! Such a neat idea!

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  45. Love the graphic look with those fun colors!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!