Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Lily Pad Birthday Blog Hop!!

 Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards’ First Birthday blog hop!







I am thrilled to have been asked again to join in with the Lily Pad blog hop, as I was there at the start last year, and I have really come to enjoy all the fun challenges that the amazing design team set each month.


There are three fabulous  prize packages to be won with a total retail value of over $300.   These prizes will be awarded by random draw. There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings. You can “like” us on Facebook, but if you do not have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad Cards blog. To better your chances even more, leave comments on the other blogs participating in the hop. For each comment you leave, you'll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please.  The blog hop will be open for one week - that means that everyone can leave comments for a chance to win prizes until 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8.

 You should have arrived here from Tara’s gorgeous and inspirational blog .































Here is my Birthday card for the hop, rather than make a first Birthday card I decided to have one pretty flower on my card.  I cut the flower petals with a sizzix die and then joined them all together with a brad.  Next I soaked the flower with water and squashed up the petals to give more dimension.  When dry I spritzed with shimmer mist and glued a pearl and then some small seed beads to the center.   The background paper is from BasicGrey and the stamp I have used is from Penny Black.  To stamp the image I used distress ink and Distress markers.  To finish off I have added twine and a charm.

Now you need to Hop to Karen's blog for the next stage of your journey.  Thank you so much for visiting and have fun hopping!!!!!!

162 comments:

cmatthews said...

Sally, great card. Love the flower!

Patricia Rey said...

So beautiful card Sally i love it =)

Jane said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! :)

Gayatri said...

BEAUTIFUL flower :)

JOAN said...

Great card! Hugs, Joan

Barb said...

Stunning card, Sally! Love the paper, text and your GORGEOUS flower! nicely done! :)

Jackie said...

Very pretty - I love the crinkly flower!

Cait said...

What a lovely card. It made my day.

gRiSeL™ said...

Beautiful card, Sally!! LOVE how elegant and classy this is!!! (:

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Sally! I love the beautiful background and your flower is stunning! Hope your enjoy the holidays from school:)

Vicky said...

This card is so gorgeous Sally!!! thank you so much for being a pond friend from the start and for all the inspiration you bring in every challenge!

judy said...

Lovely card!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your card is so beautiful Sally! Love your flower!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

judkajudi said...

That bg paper is perfect for your gorgeous flower!

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous!

conil said...

My goodness this is lovely. What a wonderful thing it would be to receive this in the mail. By the way, your blog design is beautiful.

judy said...

Pretty card and flower!

Cher said...

TOTALLY awesome card! and ty for telling me HOW! LUV THAT! your blog is great! tyvm congrads to LP!

Leslie C said...

Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh my, what elegant cards you make!

Riette said...

Ooooh! I have that paper too! Been saving it :D Love the layout and the flower is just stunning! Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Sally - love what you created - so beautiful. Adore the flowers and gorgeous colours you used. Stunning.

pcm said...

Love that flower!

Christa said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Nan said...

Lovely card. The flower is really cute

Melissa Shea said...

so beautiful! so soft and dainty! makes me smile!

Dixie Cochran said...

What a terrific card! Your background is a beautiful setting for your flower!

diana said...

Wow, great card! Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

Katie said...

Wow! Sally you always have great cards.

luluvision said...

LOVE that flower! Must try that technique!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love that flower! Gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, Sally, this card is fabulous! I love that flower, how special! So glad you are celebrating this special day with Lily Pad Cards.

Jan said...

All elements make this card sssooo special!
Jan

Karen Letchworth said...

Sally: I know that you and I have met and become followers of one another's blogs. I just adore your beautiful work. THanks for being part of the blog hop to celebrate at Lily Pad Cards! I love their blog SO MUCH!
I also want to invite you to check out my challenge blog at:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com and play along when you can. i would be SO thrilled to have your beautiful art in the challenges each week.
THanks for sharing your art for Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday!
Hugs,
Karen L

Annan said...

You have made a really pretty card. I love the colors that you have used!

Sherry said...

Great card fabulous flower thanks so much for sharing

Cathy A said...

Love what you have done with the Penny Blackflower Sally

Theresa said...

Wow Sally! I think this is my favorite card so far! Your flower is AMAZING!! I want to try that sometime soon!

osirisandloki said...

what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Love the card.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is gorgeous! I just love that flower!

stylesplenty said...

Sally great flower, love the card.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card...and I love your bloom!!! So glad you joined the hop ~ Thank you!!!

forpahl5 said...

Great card ! Love the flower!

Rebecca King said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors

Suzanne C said...

Stunning is right! GORGEOUS flower and design! Wonderful!

Karry L said...

Beautiful and elegant card, love the flower and the technique!

Cheryl S. said...

I love all of the texture. Nice job.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! The flower is amazing!
DeniseB

cassie said...

what a gorgeous card!

Mubeena M. said...

stunning card!

Barbara said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! The flower is amazing and I love the colors you chose!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Elegant yet rustic. Lovely card.

Brenda said...

Oh wow Sally! That flower is beyond beautiful! Which Sizzix die is that? It really is absolutely beautiful! I am so happy that I got to see this card from you!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your beautiful card, Sally, especially that flower!!

Kara Lynne said...

What a clever way to use that Penny Black flower stamp! It's beautiful.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love your beautiful flower

Kristie Maynard said...

Very very pretty card!

marie said...

This is one of my fav's on the blog hop. Such a lovely shabby chic look.
Marie

Melissa D said...

Love your flower, so effective with the stamped stem. Very nice indeed.

Crafty Pancakes said...

Absolutely stunning!

Virginia L. said...

Love your handmade flower, Sally! Awesome card on the Lily Pad birthday celebration! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Disp6194 said...

Sally your card is just beautiful! That flower is completely gorgeous :)

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Sally! Love that beautiful bloom!

Laurie said...

Sally that card is just gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love that flower and the distressing.

onecraftymama said...

Brilliant! Now I have another "Sally" flower centre to try out...I KNOW I have oodles of seed beads lurking here somewhere. Those petals are amazing!

Dawn said...

A simply stunning flower Sally. Very pretty card altogether

rossi73 said...

Love this it is so pretty and the flower wow!

Isha said...

Superb card Sally!!! Love it. TFS

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely beautiful!

Melinda said...

OH!!! That is just gorgeous!

Kelly Booth said...

GOOOOOOORGEOUS!!! Love this Creation Sally!!! xoxoxo!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Sally - this card has such great elegant style and dimension. Love this technique (bet your fingers got messy) and I will try it for sure. Love the layers and your blog.

Alina said...

Lovely card! Very pretty and elegant!

elizabeth said...

So pretty. Love it.

Cindy C. said...

So gorgeous, love the 3d flower!

Meagan said...

I love the 3D flower

Sharon Roselli said...

Great card! your flower is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Love it!

Cassie_lu said...

great card and I really like how you created the flower for it.

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card Sally, love these colors!

cardsbymo said...

Beautiful work on that flower! I love the soft colors on your card as well.

Holly Saveur said...

GORGEOUS!!Love the flower and the colors!

Luanne said...

beautiful! love the flower

Jan Garber said...

Beautiful soft colors! That ribbon flower is terrific!

Godelieve said...

Wow, your card is so pretty! Beautiful flower!

Mariëtte said...

Stunning card, as usual!

Tricia said...

Sally, your card is really lovely! thanks for sharing how you made the flower.

Nina Yang said...

Love the flower, Sally!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This card is GORGEOUS! Love your flower creation!

Tracey said...

Oh Sally....this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the design and the colous are perfection!!

zehra said...

gorgeous and fabulous card

Betty said...

beautiful card - love the technique for the flower - and the colors are all gorgeous together!

Karen B. said...

Another amazing creations, that bloom is so pretty!

Sherri said...

so pretty and vinatgy looking! great.

marla said...

gorgeous flower!!!

Just 4 Fun Cards said...

This card takes my breath away!!! Just perfect!

Raven said...

I love your flower!

Karen Diebolt said...

Great work

NWFlamingo said...

Just lovely!

Kris said...

Love the flower on this card, very lovely!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenny McGee said...

Beautiful soft colors in your card. Definitely love the flower too. Thanks, jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Susan said...

beautiful card! Love the collors you've used!

Aida said...

What a Fabulous card! I feel inspired now! Thanks for sharing!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Pretty card! TFS =)

Kelly said...

ooh that flower is gorgeous!

kyhunter said...

Wow, this is good. Like this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Brooke said...

beautiful. I love the flower!

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous card! I am going to have to try your flower technique.

Emily H said...

I absolutely love your card!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the flower - beautiful card - snooped around your blog - love all your creations thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Wee Von said...

Breathtaking, love the flower, love the background, love it all!! Thanks for sharing

LindaChad said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards! You are so talented!

Sue D said...

Very pretty birthday card--love the flower.

Anabé said...

Preciosa tarjeta!!!

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

Beautiful card!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I really love all the glittery details in your designs! Beautiful!

Kawaii~Saru said...

Beautiful Card! I love the flower you made!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

The flower is gorgeous Sally!

Glenna.Dowd said...

Lovely shabby chic card

Vicki said...

Pretty! Love the flower.

mtscrapgal said...

Sally your card gets my vote for "the fairest of them all"Love the technique you used on the flower.Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Brenda B. said...

I love how you created the flower with dimension...a gorgeous, elegant card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card - love that flower!!

luv2scr@p said...

Beautiful! I love the shimmer! I am new to your blog, but will be following!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love, love, love that flower you created .

lisa808 said...

Wow, fab flower!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE the FLOWER of course.
GREAT COLOR PALETTE too.

Cindy said...

Lovely Flower card and colors are gorgeous!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your textured flower!

Cara said...

You created such a beautiful card. I absolutely love the flower!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...love how you made the flower and how kindly you shared the steps with us. Thanks.

Daria Z. said...

Oh my goodness - I LOVE that flower, Sally! Great card.

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love it!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Sally, this card is gorgeous! Beautiful design.

Susan F. said...

This is so sweet. I love the colors and embellishments.

N@ said...

Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Great card!

AmberSkye said...

Very soothing card. Nicely done.

pamselinski said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors and the texture of it.

Mom to Deanna said...

Very nice card..thank you for sharing!

Lucy Newton said...

What a beautiful card, loved the paper, the composition, colors and the rose, great job!!!

AmyJ said...

Beautiful card.

Vicky said...

totally amazing. Just looove the flower! This is amazing.

missstamper said...

What a beautiful card!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow this is jaw dropping gorgeous Sally! I can't believe how stunning that flower looks. Your card is amazing and such a pleasure to see.

Linda Beeson said...

I love everything about your wonderful card! That background is so pretty and LOVING that great flower.

Weenie Thomas said...

Beautiful flower!

rlovew said...

Beautiful flower- thanks for sharing how you made it.

maria f. said...

Was excited to see what you created for Lily Pads. Lovely as always.

Scrapbookdoll said...

i so love this card...
marie-anne

Crystalena82 said...

Gorgeous flower and paper combination...love the texture!! And, the center of the flower turned out beautifully! Love the work on your page by the way! :) So pretty and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Yvette said...

Gorgeous!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Sally, this is beautifully done. Love the soft colors and the flower is gorgeous.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

What a beautiful flower and I love the patterned paper you use. The pink thread and charm are great.

Heidi May said...

beautiful card, love the inside of the flower. Thank you for sharing.

Angel said...

Oh my gosh, your technique with getting your flower wet, then spritzing when dry is worth all the time, it pops from your card.

k2designsnyc said...

This flower is OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Robyn said...

What a beautiful card. Love the flower and all the details!

Camilla said...

Love the flower on your super-cute card!

Mrs. Hill said...

The dimension and texture of the flower is lovely! I like the soft look of the stem. The strips of patterned paper give a wonderful background. Just lovely!

Kelly said...

Super cute card! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)