30 Oct 2010


Hi all first can I report that I am finally on the mend, I had to visit the doctors who has put me on Antibiotics and steroids to get rid of the infection, I feel as if I am getting back to my old self and how wonderful that at
we are having our first ever Blog Hop a great celebration of our second birthday.

We have some fabulous sponsors plus prizes from some of the DTM so we are hoping that you will join our celebrations.
The sponsors are
Prize 1 - $10 to spend in store 
Sassy Studios
Prize 2 - 4 Digi's of Winners Choice

Craft Brulee
Prize 3 - $10 to spend in store

Prize 4 - £15 to spend in store

Wink, Wink, Wink
Prize 5 - 3 Digi Stamps of the winners choice

Our challenge is 
Anything Goes
You should have come to me from
and after your visit to me then your next stop will be
if you get lost then just go back to the challenge blog HERE

This is my Blog Hop project

I showed my mum one of these Gift Cards that I made awhile ago and she has asked for several for Christmas so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to make some more.
I chose to use my new House Mouse Stamps that I got from Joanna Sheen.
I have used a hammered white card and embossed the top and bottom with my Glitter Girls border bars.
I mounted the image, which I coloured with promarkers, onto red card added a wide satin ribbon and bow then found my Red Liquid Pearls and dotted then along the points on the embossing.
This next picture is showing the inside which can be used for either money or vouchers.
I highlighted the curve which I made using my craft knife, the sentiment I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, the sentiment I bought from Sir Stampalot.  I then used a smaller HM image which I punched out with a circle punch.
I do hope we will be seeing you on the hop, don't forget to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win some goodies from the DT and also the main prizes.
Most of all enjoy yourselves.
Big hugs to all.


Lorraine A said...

Oh wow ,, this is gorgeous Lorraine !! What a fabulous gift card ,,, the image is adorable and I love the big red bow ,, fab embossing too :-)

Glad you're feelng better and sorry I haven't visited for a while xx

Lols x x x

Lia said...

wonderful card lorraine I lovethe white colors
hugs lia

Littlebearcrafts said...

Lorraine, I am so pleased to hear you are starting to get better at last. I hope you are back to 100% very quickly.
This gift card is gorgeous! The embossing looks great and the ribbon is sumptious! Great image too.
Hugs, Clare x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Lorraine,I love the embossing and the image, and it goes without exception the ribbon is gorgeous.I am so glad you are now recovering.,it is good to see you.xxx

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear your feeling better!!!

Those House Mouse are SOOO adorable. love what you did, awesome colouring and colours!!!

Havea great weekend!

Beth said...

Gorgeous. I can see why your mum wanted some made for her. I've been meaning to try something similar for a while, may give it a go now I'm inspired :) x

Beth said...

Gorgeous. I can see why your mum wanted some made for her. I've been meaning to try something similar for a while, may give it a go now I'm inspired :) x

Beth said...

Can see why your mum wanted some made, these are fab.

Basslady said...

fantastic and sweet card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

lalkygirl said...

hi lorraine,wow fab card ,love the little housemouse ,i have enjoyed blog hopping by seeing all your fab makes,happy crafting
lalkygirl x

Vicky said...

Hi hunni this is fabulous I love the idea of the folder I'm not surprised your mum wanted a few of these they are brilliant. Hope you are ok hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Debra said...

Beautiful. I love House Mouse! TFS

Julye said...

Fab card and pretty inside and out and so much nicer than a bought gift card too. Thanks for sharing .

gina g said...

Hi Lorraine this is gorgeous hunny i love it.I hope your feeling better now. luv gina xx

KarenB said...

Gorgeous work Lorraine! I can see why your Mum wanted some :) The embossed background looks amazing.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sweetheart glad to hear you are now on the mend and feeling better, its lovely to see you back in blogland again I have missed you. Anyway todays card is stunning and so classy. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Daniella said...

very cute cards, loved th stiches on the firts one!

Unknown said...

Lorraine, these are beautiful & I am so glad you are beginning to feel better hon. x

Theresa's Studio said...

What a great card. Such a fun image. TFS. Happy Blogaversary.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Lorraine! Lovely HM image, great embossing, the bow is gorgeous, and the inside of your card is brilliant! Glad to know you are a little better:-)! Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Super cute card!

Val said...

Beautiful card and I love the elegant detailing on it.

Karin said...

You've made a wonderful card to celebrate the anniversary!
Greetings from Austria

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow the hop blog looks great pleased your feeling better Janet

Chrissie said...

Fabulous gift card Lorraine!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the red and white.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I totally love that huge bow really lush! just love the darling HM inside the card too! Samantha :0)

Tracy said...

Hi Lorraine,
I am so glad your on the mend love, I adore the gift card. The inside is as gorgeous on the inside as the outside.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

bcriminger said...

Love House of Mouse stamps!

darling Ho said...

I love House Mouse!
They look so cute!!

carol said...

oh wow super card, love the detail, off on my travels then...x carol

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.x

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card. I like it.

Hugs Monika

Sarah said...

Gosh, this is better than a tenner in an envelope - now I know what i've got to knuckle down to make - all 25 of these! Thanks for your inspiration. Sarah

cheryl said...

oh hun this is simply stunning,love it hugs cheryl x
ps glad you are on the mend,xxxx

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super card, such a sweet image.

Cat said...

Beautiful!! I love it :-)

Paula said...

such a cute card, I just love house mouse stamps they are all so adorable.

Carol Ric said...

Very cute card! TFS!

Daisychain said...

Hi Lorraine

Gorgeous gift wallet and I'm just loving that big sumptious bow.

Hugs Christine x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

A really gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the red and white colour scheme and that embossed background looks fantastic. Great image too.
Sharon xx

DesigNeAl said...

Love the big red ribbon!

Hafitante said...

What a nice xmas-card! Lovely!
hugs, petra

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is so so sweet!! I adore the embossed design and the image is just darling!! :) Glad to hear you feeling better!! HUGS

Nicola said...

The mouse stamp is so cute. Love the colours :o)

Sharon said...

This is just adorabl.
Hugs Sharon x

~Jeri~ said...

Awwww Lorraine, this is soooo cute!! I love House Mouse and you colored them perfectly!! I haven't seen that House Mouse stamp with the hamster...I want it!! hahaha Beautiful project for a great hop!!

uksharon said...

Look's like its a first for both of us.
You have some really beautiful cards.
Best wishes, Sharon

Helen said...

Awww...this is so sweet - love the image inside!
Helen x

Anne said...

A really gorgeous car! Beautiful details and beautifully done =)

Hugs, Anne

Dawn Frost said...

What a gorgeous gift card, very simple by totally elegant! Thanks so much for the chance to win blog candy!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, fabulous gift card Lorraine! Love your layout, and the inside is sooo pretty too!

bestevenn said...

Beautiful card, and I love your stamp.

stefeni said...

Gorgeous gift cards! Love the big ribbon :)

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

jude said...

Yet another gorgeous card,thanks for great hop
hugs judex

stampingmarianne said...

Very cute card. Love the bow and the sowing with the beads! Thanks for the blog hop!

Berry said...

What a cute card Lorraine, fab hop have grabbed some great inspiration! Hugs Rebekah xx

Georgia said...

This is so adorable, I love the colours and sweet image! I am off to the next blog in the OSCC blog hop now, thanks for the chance to win! :)
Georgia x

Ginger Claire said...

Cute card and great blog hop

Karen McAlpine said...

Hey girlfriend! Hopped over here on the blog hop. Love your card. The way you added the little beads is great!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Your money card is just beautiful! I love the house mouse images. And your gorgeous card design!

Gina said...

Hi Lorraine :D Gorgeous mousey christmas card! Would have been here sooner, but blogger driving me insane!!! XXX

pinky said...

Lorraine you have incorporated so much design into this card and its absolutely stunning. So sweetly finished with that gorgeous red bow!!

Helen said...

Great gift card - that image is so cute!

Helen x

Josephine said...

Gorgeous work, as always, Lorraine!

iReneM said...

This is great, Lorraine. Love how you have made a curve - nicer than just a straight cut. I'll keep that idea in mind...if you don't mind :-)


Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous gift card love the little house mouse image so cute.
Trish (-:

sammi said...

Beautiful card! Wish I could tie a bow that gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Love your gift card holder. You did such an awesome job. I may have to consider making some of these for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration,

Daniele said...

what a lovely gift card
thanks for the peek

Crafty Math Chick said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better! I like your card (I have to make more in that elongated shape) and its big bold bow!

Stempelfan said...

I love those cute HouseMouse. Your christmas card is really beautiful.

Hugs from Germany

Monika Reeck said...

what a great card and love your big bow and your dots on the DP..sooo lovely...hugs

Fabiola said...

merci pour ces superbes challenges...je suis fan de cette série!

Jac’s Playground said...

An adorable and elegant gift card, love the HM image

sparklingblackrose said...

Really gorgeous creations :-) Elaine-xxx-

ribenaruby said...

Lovely project, great wallet idea, the big bow, inside senntiment finishes it so well, onto the hop!

Katy said...

Gorgeous house mouse card, what a fab use of plain and colour, superb. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Michele Spera said...

really elegant house mouse card!! Love it,

Chrysalis said...

Hi Lorraine - glad to hear you're feeling better. Your house mouse is so cute! And thanks for the very clear instructions - very helpful! x

Anita said...

Your card is beautiful and the image is so cute.

mrsk06 said...

Hey Lorraine! Hope your well chick! I love your card its so clean and gorgeous! hugz xx

Paddington fan said...

Love the CAS style to your card and that image is just soooo cute!! Loving the blog hop, great inspiration, love Jacky x

Tammie Edgerton said...

Love your card and love House Mouse! That big, red bow is to die for!

Christina Hicks said...

Holy moly this is gorgeous, I love how elegant a little mouse card can look!

Deb said...

fabulous card as always Lorraine. Love love love the adorable image. Having fun visiting all the talented DT on the blog hop

Linda said...

Love the way you have done the background on your card...very beautiful!!

tiggertastic said...

you have an amazing blog

Thanks for the One Stop Blog Hop
Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
(CPF - DT) & (CCC - DT)

crafty amy said...

Hiya Lorraine
I am so sorry that I am so late getting round the hop! This is so cute and I love the way you have made the embossing look kinda like stitching :D


Amy xx


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