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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Jo's Scrap Shack 5th birthday blog hop

"Welcome to Jo's Scrap Shack's 5th blogaversary birthday celebration hop!" In honour of celebrating 5 wonderful years, Jo has an amazing two day blog hop lined up with 18 talented designers, several sponsors,  some of which; are among the top companies in the industry and lots of blog candy! So share this news with your crafty friends, grab your favourite beverage and hop along with us! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, go visit Jo's Scrap Shack. But you should have come from Cyndi's blog and if you did, you are right on track with the hop!"

The Line-Up
May 3rd Day 1

Your next stop on the hop is Theresa

and tomorrow don't forget to go to Jo's Scrap Shack
for the second day of the blog hop

There a lots of prizes to win 
To be eligible to win the prizes, you need to be followers to all of our blogs and you need to leave a comment on all of the blogs (both days). Jo will be selecting winners randomly from different blogs. 

Everyone will have until Monday, May 8th to finish the two day hop and leave comments and Jo will announce the winners the next day, Tues. May 9th. 

I have made two birthday cards
For card 1 I have used three papers from We are 3 Butterfly Sky collection
Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL811 Butterfly Bella
Used faux stitching around one of the papers.

For card 2 I have used 3 papers from We are 3 Garden dance collection
Butterfly overlay from We are 3 Dreamy Creamy collection (I have changed colour to pink)
Little Blue Button digi stamp Fly By Jessica which I have coloured with markers.

And as it is also my 5 year blogaversary Bonnie who designs the We are 3 paper collections has kindly said that I may offer one of the paper collections from We are 3 that I have used on my cards, to two people who leave comments on my blog  (just say in the comment if you want to be entered into the draw for my prize and which collection you would like if you win)

I hope you will join in the hop and see all the lovely cards by the A team today and the B team tomorrow

Your next stop on the hop today is Theresa

I used the sketch from Create and Makes challenge 11 so I would like to add my cards in that challenge

I would also like to add my cards to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 157 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper

Creatalicious challene 114 - anything goes with optional for the girls

Creative Craft Cottage 86 - fantasy/fairies - card 2
Inky Chicks 82 - butterflies

In the Pink - 118 birthday in pink - card 2

Pile it On 129 - interactive and/or birthday
{PIN}spirational challenge 189 - picture inspiration - card 2 (I have used butterflies and the colour pink)


Rannah Romps said...

I'm not seeing any other comments so I hope I'm doing this right. Still I'm having fun!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the second one with the soft colors~the images are so sweet! Fabulous job!
Sherrie K

Golden Goddess Designs said...

a couple of really neat cards!


Fikreta said...

your cards are so nice!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Love how you created layers and your coloring is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the background papers and the images!! They're gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Elizabeth Hart said...

This card was perfect for the sketch and love all the pink!!

Carole J said...

Two very sweet cards, Margaret. Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges #188. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Angie said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Christine said...

Love your cards, Margaret! It's such fun to see how the sketch can turn out so differently ---and wonderfully!

Dana Johnson said...

Beautiful cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet cards to celebrate Jo's bloggy birthday! Enjoying the fun hop!
I am already a follower here via Blogger!

Scrapper69 said...

Both cards look so pretty! Fantastic job! Have a wonderful day!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Gail said...

Super card creations - I like the added butterflies - Thanks for the hop and for sharing your lovely art work - blessings

Sherry said...

Beautiful cards ♥️ Thanxx for the the hop

Cheri said...

Live your cards. Happy anniversary, and my own birthday is Friday!

Edwina said...

It has been a while since I was last here. I love these cards. They are so cute! Great images you used. Edwina Brown

Kellie 0:) said...

Two cute cards for the hop Margaret. Happy Hopping

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Margaret your cards are so pretty!!! Such cute images... and lovely papers! And happy 5th blogaversary to you too!!! How cool is that??! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you do for my DT and all your help in our group. You are truly an amazing person and a wonderful friend! I am truly blessed to have you apart of this with me!!! So thank you for being by my side!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
My Blog As I do Rodos

Unknown said...

beautiful cards thanks for sharing...HAppy blogversary great inspiration...

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the butterfly themes. Thanks for joining us on Jo's Blogaversary hop..

Migdalia said...

Your cards are beautiful!!I absolutely love the darling images and pretty butterfly! LOVE them!
Super HAPPY to be hopping with you,
Crafting with Creative M

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Loose Stitches said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful, love the papers and images!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Frys said...

Beautiful cards! This is my first time on your page & my first hop. Loving both!
Would love to win the Garden Dance paper!

Heather said...

Two fabulous cards! Beautiful images and I do love those butterfly papers; so pretty!

Cara said...

Love the layout you used and the papers are marvelous with your image!
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Petra L said...

Love the second birthday card a little bit more then the first.


Pam Sebring said...

Both of your cards are great works of art. I am really drawn to the 2nd card.

Dorothy S said...

Such a pretty image and lovely bg.

Dorothy S said...

Great butterflies on the second card. I missed it when I first looked!!

Billie A said...

Cute card. Darling image and layout.

Barbara Washburn said...

Very pretty cards for your blog hop! Thanks for sharing with Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

Christina said...

Hi Margaret! I can't get over how gorgeous both of your birthday cards are! Very elegant and softness to them. The images are so darling and absolutely love the butterflies background. I'm so happy to be able to hop along with you and help Jo celebrate her big 5. May you have a lovely weekend. Take care.

Vivian Foo said...

They are all darlings, Margaret!

bumblebee creations said...

what great cards!! You are very talented! New follower through email.

Stacey said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at In The Pink this week xxx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card with very nice images. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
Hugs, Iwona

Melanie said...

Wonderful birthday cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper