Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tartan Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the blog hop for Tartan Day on this the 6th April 2011 - I hope you enjoy it.
If you are taking part in the hop then you should have arrived here from Jen's blog. If you want to start at the beginning then you should go and visit our host,  Gill.
The theme of this hop as  mentioned is Tartan Day. What we are doing on this hop is bringing together a select few people from all over the world to take part and for them to create a project with an element of tartan on it.
This is a hop with a difference as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop assemble them to create a Scottish themed word. You should then return to Gill's blog and enter the Mr Linky at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop Gill will contact someone at random and ask them to email me with the word - if correct they win some lovely candy.


Now on to my projects - I have created 2 cards for this hop.



I have used papers by Joanna Sheen and the stamps are from Clarity Stamps. They are from the Scotland framer set. I have stamped the framer and then embossed it in gold, brayered inside the O and then added other stamps from the set. The cardstock used is Stampin' Up!

So there we have it! Hope you like them and I'd appreciate it if you could leave me a comment. If you do like what you see and wanna see more then I'd love it if you would become a follower.
Your next stop is the very talented Beckie. Pop over and see what tartan treat she has in store for you. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of the full hop over at Gill's

Good luck and thanks for hopping with us.

38 comments:

Gill McCall said...

YEAH love them Sharon. Great minds think alike with us using the same stamp! i can think of so many uses for it but i just have to master brayering first!
Thank you for taking part in the line up.

alethea said...

Fantastic cards!! Love them both!! Love how you have brayered inside the O!! HUgs xx

Beckie Dreyer said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you have made the designs in the centre of the 'O'

faithfulecreations said...

I am LOVING everyone's projects...so interesting to see all the different Tartan...Tartans. Not sure but fun to see anyway.

Ann said...

Both stunning cards Shazza, love them!! Love those Clarity stamps, think I NEED them, lol :D
Hope all is good with you, Hugs, Ann xxx

Vicky McClean said...

wow lovely creations from you hun, and im now following you too, hugs vick xxx

LisaG said...

Beautiful cards Sharon! Well done! Especially like the 2nd one with the snow. Is that Scotland in Spring or Summer?! Haha. Well done.

Lisa xx

Valerie said...

Hi Sharon love your cards,my favourite is the 2nd one. Barbara Gray would be very impressed with your cards!
Val x

Jenn Roseman said...

I love them!!!!!!

Debbie T said...

Your cards are outstanding, you sould be very proud.

Becks Cricards said...

I love these Sharon, I love the heat embossing! great job.

Thanks for hopping with us, I am number 13 on the hop =)

Becky

Becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Misty said...

Stunning!
I am hosting my 1st blog hop & would love for you
to join & be part of it to share your talent!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

scrap and dash said...

good job with cards! I love the embossing. I've never embossed before but I'd like to try it some day. I'm a new follower and stop #8 on the hop. Good hopping with you!

Lillian Child said...

What a STUNNING card!

I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

great cards, joy

anitaandbugs said...

great projects---beautiful work.
Thanks, Anita

Becky Dunham said...

Lovely cards Sharon! That is a great stamp and i love what you have created with it :)

The Scrapoholic said...

Love the cards! Great job!

Misty said...

Sharon, thanks for your post on my blog. But you don't have to have a cutter! Stamps are fine, any creation is fine as long as it is an animal!
Come join!!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Jessica said...

Hi Sharon,
You have created very beautiful cards for this hop. Great Job!
Happy to be your new follower!

Tambo said...

Very nice I love them both. My co-worker named his son Scotland. Not sure why, other than his middle name is Scot. He needs this card for his son. LOL

Erika said...

Haven't had chance to hop hop hop but loving the Scotland stamp.

Linda Dale said...

awesome cards, love the stamp too.

jackid said...

Sharon this is beautiful well done
Jacki xx

Cherry Cherry said...

I love both your cards. The way you have embossed them makes them stand out. Margaret,xx

Kirei na Kami said...

Lovely cards!!! I especially love how you incorporated images into the "O's":o) So clever and very creative!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Anniebee said...

This card is awesome and the stamps are very cool! I love that the O creates a frame... so unusual and clever. TFS!

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Tambo said...

very nice cards, great job.

Cherry Cherry said...

I thought i'd left a comment yesterday, sorry. Your cards are amazing. Margaret.xx

Tab said...

Ooooh fabulous cards. Love the tartan!
Hugs Tab xxx

Michele said...

Such wonderful cards. Hugs Michele x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What creative designs!! I just love them both!! Your embossing is the perfect touch.
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Oh these are both lovely Sharon! Love the thistle! I am Scottish as well... Mom was a Graham, Dad a Grant. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
hugs,
Grace

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow these are so fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Gillian said...

I love your tartan creations Sharon .... perfect !!

Joy said...

Hi Shazza, great cards, love the tartan papers xx

Rica said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie, I do love the tartan (my Scottish heritage no doubt)and your stamping, brayering and colouring within the circles is brilliant!!
hugs
Heather xx

Annika said...

Tartan totally intimidates me! You, on the other hand, have no such issues - beautiful work!
Hugs
Annika