Tuesday 31 May 2011


To celebrate this special occasion we are having a blog ho
  All you have to do is visit each of the design team members blogs, leave a comment, collect a letter or 2 letters, unscramble them to uncover a two worded phrase.  Return back here and leave a comment with the correct answer.  All correct answers will be entered into a draw to win lots of crafting goodies to join in the fun just head on over to 
to start at the beginning. 

are also celebrating as they have been trading for 3 years and as a special thank you for your support the Craft Den are holding a 
on loads of crafting goodies including 12 x 12 papers, Martha Stewart punches and tons more! so why not head on over and treat yourself....
If you arrived here from Val's Blog you are on the right track .  Somewhere within this post is my  hidden 2 letters (hope I haven't made it too obvious) which make up our two phrase word that you need to unscramble. 
In case you get lost here is the order of the blog ho
Tamara (you are here)
From here you need to head back to 
and leave a comment with the correct unscrambled two word phrase.

I am also offering some cool blog candy to celebrate the occasion, all you need to do is 
  • Become a follower of this blog, 
  • Post the picture of the blog candy on your sidebar and link it to my blog 
  • Leave a comment and link with linkiz below.  
I'm offering this candy world wide so why not join in!
What's in my Blog Candy 
10 sheets of vintage card some have images on that can be 3D others are backing paper in coordinating styles. 
Murray and Ethel Set I stamp set - 9 images and 13 sentiments 
Two image stamps from the Greetings Farm
Prima E line flowers 
Pack of chipboard hearts 
Adirondack alcohol ink 
Puffy Velvet Pen 
Pearls on stems (sorry not in this photo) 

 My candy closes Monday 13th June 2011 a winner will be picked using Random org.. 
Please scroll down to leave your link....

We also have a challenge running at the same time with the theme 

Here's my card for the 
"Masking" Challenge 
I decided to make an easel card but with a difference and make a scalloped circle easel card.  
I have tried a shading technique for the first time and used both copics and polychromos pencil together.  I loved the results 

This the inside of the card.. 

Crafting Supplies 
The Craft Den 
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch 
Magnolia Stamps
Whimsy Stamps 
Magnolia Doo Hickeys 
Spellbinders little tags 
Crackle paint 
Distressing inks 
Polychromos pencils (Available from the Craft Den) 
Raffia Lace, Gathered cotton lace, pearls, seam binding from stash 

Don't forget to head over to Anything goes Challenge blog and leave your answer to the 2 phrased word.  
Card Challenges I would like to enter
ABC Challenge ~ 3 types of embellies, Crafts and Me ~ Punch it Out, Spoonful of Sugar - Flower Power, LadyBug Inc - Make your own embellies , Party time Tuesday - Anything goes, Tuesday Throwdown - DIY Embellies, Bunny Zoe Crafts - Lace (I have used Raffia Lace hope that counts),
Spotlight Challenge - Try something different (a Scalloped circle easel card),
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes,  Make it Monday - Anything Goes, Dream Valley - Stamp something,  Emerald Faerie Garden - Anything goes,  Paper Sundaes - Vintage or Shabby Chic, 
 2 Sisters - Anything Goes,  Just Magnolia - Friends, Stamping with the Dragon - Easel Cards  


Lisa Jane said...

Ooh this is gorgeous .. i love the little round easel.. so cute and the little scene is adorable
Lisa x

sue said...

hi, your masked image is beautiful and the shading just right good luck with the blog hop x sue x

Christina said...

That is really beautiful Tamara!!
Hugs Kristel

Babette said...

I always loved easel cards but this round one is really gorgeous. Love all the little details.

cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning the detail as alway is just amazing love the shape too hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Neha Jain said...

its lovely dear..thanks for a chance to win n lovely blog hop

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Tamara,
What a beuatiful easel card, Love all the colours and that embossing is gorgeous. Hugs, Teresa x

Mary J said...

Wow, how gorgeous Tamara! I love all of the little details!!

Aartje said...

What a colourfull card did you make. It is like sunshine and it makes me happ

CraftinGranny said...

This shaped easel card is absolutely gorgeous with such fab colors and coloring. A truly beautiful creation with the threaded border and ribbon. Great inspiration! "Hugs" Carol

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful card, Tamara! Always a pleasure to stop by your blog to see what you are creating! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn♥ said...

Breathtaking card Tamara. Lovely design. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a follower and I've linked you up in my sidebar. Thanks for the opportunity. Dawn♥

Katy said...

This is utterly gorgeous Tamara hun love it all!


Ink Art Designs said...

Wow...this is a fantastic easel card, and very creative! You have put so much work into this ~ the detail sets this card off.
Dot xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning scene Tamara!! I just love the pink and yellow combo, your handmade flowers, your stunning coloring and the circle design. Gorgeous my friend!!

Lesley said...

This is so beautiful, love the round shape for an easel card! xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful thank you for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Helen Laurence said...

Wow Tamara your card is soooo gorgeous & pretty. I'm totally in awe

Thank you for the chance to win your fabby candy.
Hugs x

Littlehamsterz said...

Love the round easel card ^^ So different!

I followed and posted your candy ^_^ Thanks for the chance to win such lovely candy

Tracey Manderson said...

OMG this is absolutely amazing. Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

Tracey said...

Your scalloped card is so beautiful. I am so impressed! I'm on the blog hop being a new blogger I thought it would be a great way to learn the ropes and see what goes on in the world of blogging! I am loving it. Tracey x

Faye said...

Wow! What amazing work, love the colours and the gorgeous vintage feel. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes. Have a great weekend. x

Kerrie said...

Great shape easel card, love all the embellishments...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Antoinette said...

Hiya hun, This is absolutley beautiful Tamara! Loving the masking and the shape card, must have taken ages :) Hope you are enjoying the hop! :) Hugs Annie xXx

Sandy said...

What a beauty, I saw your card on Make It Monday, lovely image and embellishments

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, there is just so much to see. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Lin said...

Wow gorgeous! The colouring is sublime.

Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge.

Thanks also for joining in at The Spotlight Challenge. However, in order to be eligible for any prize at The Spotlight Challenge you may only enter ten challenges including our own, so this time sadly you won't be eligible. But please do come back again!

Lin xx

Lou said...

Hi! such a gorgeous card Tamara,really love the pretty colours and so much lovely detail-love all!!
hope you are doing ok?
not had chance to craft all week,
been lovely to spend time with Soph & George.
take care,hugs Lou.xx

Anita said...

Beautiful card. Love the scene you created. Thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

Lynda said...

Gorgeous candy, thanks for offering it. Beautiful card too xx

Mina said...

wow Tamara perfectly masked and your card is gorgeous...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Kim said...

This is so pretty. I love all the beautiful accents. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Kendra said...

I love how you have put so much detail and layering on this easel card! Thanks for joining us at ABC and Dream Valley!

Doreen said...

This is stunning Tammara. Gorgeous candy too.xxx

Natasha Mellor said...

Really gorgeous card!

ribenaruby said...

Stunning creation! Happy 1st birthday to the team. Ruby x

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Holy smokes! This is totally stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafts and Me.

Myrna Marcano said...

Me encanto tu trabajo. La tarjeta quedo espectacular, sus detalles y la parte de adentro me gusto mucho.

Hugs, Myrna

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

oh how exciting! Love to take a chance for it!

Rachelxx said...

Pretty card :-)

Sonia said...

Hi Tamara
You did a fabulous creation. Love the details.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Good Luck!

Jessica Buffa said...

OK, can you give me a hint or two on how you get so much accomplished, WOW!!!! That's a lot just to remember what you did and then remember to write it all down. I am impressed. Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog and feel free to join in on my candy giveaway, too.
Your newest follower,

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful candy!

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Tamara, I love the vibrant colours and the way you have completed your card. Such wonderful details. :-) xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Gorgeous shaped easel card x

hugs sally x

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh this is stunning- gorgeous work Hun! Thank you so much for playing along with us this fornight at The Emerald Faeries Garden!

Hugz Deb/ Owner

Jessica Buffa said...

Just stopping by to leave another comment to say thanks for steering me towards the AG Hop....I just finished and it was a blast. I learned a new technique...so I am coming away a winner (candy or not)!
Posted your candy on my sidebar!

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