Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paper Sundaes 1st Birthday Celebration Challenge & Blog Hop

I'm so excited that it's Paper Sundaes First Birthday Celebration!!  To celebrate we are having a super fun blog hop with some amazing prices and some DT members may even be offering candy along the way so make sure you stop by, say hi & leave them some love!  We wouldn't be celebrating our first Birthday if it wasn't for you playing along with us so a big THANK YOU to all of you!

If you have arrived here from Danielle's blog then you are on the right track!  If not please head back to Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog so you can start at the beginning and make sure you don't miss out on any of the amazing DT creations (or some yummy candy)!   Remember the rules for the hop!!!  Be sure to collect your word and comment at each stop along your way to so that you qualify for our SIX amazing blog hop prizes!  Your last stop is back at Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog where you can leave the sentence you collected along the way in the comments section for your chance to win even more!!  How great is that??

Now, in addition to the blog hop our challenge this week is extra special!!  We would like you to show us your favourite challenge from the past year.  To celebrate this challenge we will have five different prizes for FIVE randomly drawn winners!

For my card this week I chose to use Challenge #23 Pretty as a Princess!  Who doesn't love making girly type cards?  For this challenge originally posted June 20th we asked participants to show us your girliest cards.  I picked this challenge because I received an amazing new stamp called Make a Wish by Sugar Nellie (another one of our FAB SPONSORS) that my friend Sandy picked up for me when he went back to Scotland recently!  To me she looks just like a little fairy princess!


Isn't she just fabulous?  I love the glittery DP by Best Creations Inc that I used for the background too.   All other paper is Bazill cardstock and the purple background was embossed with my swiss dots cuttlebug folder.  I used a fabulous Die-namics die by MFT which must be so popular as it sells out so quickly!   The image was coloured with copics & spica glitter pens and I even tried something new (which just happens to be another Paper Sundaes Challenge from last year)!  I tried the "out of the box" nestie cutting which was much easier than I thought so I know I'll be doing this again!  I popped up the centre with pop-up dots & added some ribbon, pearls and a sentiment to complete.  

I know this has been a long post so thank you for hanging around as I'm also offering some small candy (Spesch Designer Stamps - Samantha & Pennyto a random commenter that I will announce next Sunday with my regular Paper Sundaes post so be sure to check back with me then.  


Next stop on you blog hop is Alica and your word from me is:  THE

HAVE FUN!!

99 comments:

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, truly gorgeous card, love the colors!
hugs Marilyn

goldie said...

Sweet little princess:)

Jenny said...

I especially love this girly type card. Jenny B

Cassie said...

Great card, Crystal! I love your soft color and touches of glitter ;D

Anita Hovey said...

What a sweet feminine card.

Tami said...

Beautiful work and love the fairy

Anne H. said...

Happy Birthday
Your card is wonderful!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Anne

Tine said...

Fab card. Just love your colourway. Thanks too for the opportunity to win these cute stamps.
Tine :)

Josie0602 said...

So pretty! I was just checking out your other cards too and I love your talent!!

Shana said...

Crystal I love her two coloured wings and her sparkly dress! She is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for being part of our team!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Hey, you changed your blog design...I love it!!

This card is BEAUTIFUL. The image is so sweet and I love the soft colors you used and the rounded corners. I'm going to NEED that MFT die now!! LOL Love everything about this Crystal. Outstanding job girlfriend!!!

Addii said...

Very cute card. Looks great!

Alexis said...

aaaw, your card is so sweet. Love it!!

newfiecrafter said...

Your card is adorable love the image and the DP you chose
Marilyn

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Cute card!! Lovely image and sketch! Thanks for sharing :)

Hopping along!!
Hugzzz
Tammy

Mervi said...

It's a beautiful card!
Happy hopping, congrats;-))m

Jenn Joncas said...

Your card is so sweet Crystal! I love the soft colours.

Caroline said...

Wonderful creation - love the muted colours and the image is perfect!!

Lorie said...

Awww...your card is SO sweet!

Myzdamena's World said...

That card is so fabby... Little Myz has fallen in love with this one too.. you'll all have to hide your cards :)

xxx

alicaz said...

Fabulous! She sure is pretty as a princess! Love the dies you used too!
Happy Sunday!

Lisa M. said...

Love the colors you used and the Nestie! I have that one, but I don't think I've used it yet! Must make a note to do it! Such a very beautiful girly card!

♥ Lisa

Netty said...

Fab card, and great candy! Thanks for sharing. Annette xx

Angie said...

I just love this stamp and you've colored her beautifully!

Angie

dmbennett said...

Wonderful card. I love the fairy image. And all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing your card with us.

Dawn

BananaStamper said...

So pretty! Love all the sparkle! Glad that you enjoyed your snow day - what a great excuse to take a day off at the last minute!
Cheers,
Shanna :)

Margreet said...

what a lovely card with nice colouring...thanks for giving the chance to win your candy!
xxx Margreet

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such a sweet image and I love the sparkle you've given her. Beautiful!

Mary J said...

Wow, I love the gorgeous delicate colours!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Stephanie said...

Very cute!

Frea said...

Hi Crystal, I was just telling your DT collegue that I love the fairies so much, and this one in particular! You made her so pretty with all the soft colours. Hugs, Frea

Glo said...

Your card is so nice!!

Fiona said...

pretty as a princess...what a great way to describe your card...fabby Crystal.

fi
x

Tiara Moore said...

I love this image - She's so cute! Great card - and definitely pretty as a princess!

Crafty Engineering said...

Oh so sweet and I love all of that sparkle!

Martinas Welt said...

Ah...what a lovely stamp and card you have made! Too cute!
Martina

Julie P said...

What a lovely card .Thanks for the chance to win some candy!
hugs Julie P

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Crystal, your card is so sweet. You are right it is fun to make girly cards. =) I love all the glitter from the glitter pen what a great touch! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your lavenders and greens...adorable girly card!

deesdesigns said...

Fantastic card - love the Sugar Nellie stamp! Beautifully colored!

Janet said...

such a sweet card! love the colours!
hugs

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

what a lovely card, love your color choices.

Beverly S. said...

Pretty, pretty....love the colors you used and your coloring of the image. Great job.

Mari Harpham said...

She really is a fairy princess. I love all the sparkle.

EELS said...

Yes you're right just about everyone loves girly cards because there are so many possibilities with the lovely stamps that are out there.
Thanks for the opportunity to win that fabulous candy too.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card!

Jennifer

Lori said...

Beautiful card and a very sweet image. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Emily Keaton said...

So very sweet!

Carisa said...

what a sweet card!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

She is truly adorable and you're right, that die is just fantastic. I will have to try and get it!

LouDotMac said...

Gorgeous card - I love the soft subtle colours you have used, it really makes the card look elegant! I gotta say that glittery DP is delish!!

Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!

Lou Mac. xo

kc71595 said...

Fabulous card! TFS!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the colours

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! I just all that sparkle!

Deanne :)

cathylynn said...

Very nice girly card with soft colors!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful, anyone would love to receive this card

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card!! ♥ it! Super sweet giveaway and blog hop!!

Anita said...

Beautiful card. I love that SN image ... she's so sweet and you've colored her beautifully.

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card, love the SN fairy and your lovely glittery papers. Beautiful die cut too. Thank you for a lovely hop.
Hugs
Suzi x

*Alison* said...

WOW.. just a beautiful creation.. I love that image, and the colors you used are perfect.. thanks so much for the chance to win..crossing fingers and toes. :) HUGS

Jeannie said...

Such soft and sweet colors. She's just beautiful!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Julie said...

This card is so girly - love the glittery pens - the effect is amazing!

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh she's gorgeous, bet you were delighted with that pressie! Love your pretty colour combo and layout too

Tiiti said...

Cute card. I like her too, I think she's just such a pretty fairy princess, too! :)

hugs,
Tiiti

Norma said...

Crystal, what a precious card. Very sweet image and she's beautifully coloured. Love the soft colour combo. Love your die cut.

hugs.
Norma

Tash Daly said...

This card is gorgeous and I love the fairy she is so sweet. Love the colouring and that die is devine!! The soft colours are also so serene and beautiful, perfect for this sweet little fairy. :-)

Маги said...

So sweet!

darling Ho said...

What a lovely card! The color combo is so pretty!

JUDI said...

This is such a sweet card. I love your colors, and the layout.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is such a pretty card Crystal! I love the extra glitter on her shoes :)

Dot said...

Happy Birthday
Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
hugs Dorte

Brook said...

Such a sweet image. I love the "out of the box" nestie cutting. You have inspired me to give it a shot. Love the die as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

Samantha said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, I love how delicate everything is!
The candy looks really exciting, thank you for the chance to enter!

Samantha x

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a pretty card! Love the sparkly! Thanks for a chance at a great prize!

Cor* said...

LOVE IT! I am so loving that nestie shape! Great colors! TFS and thanks for the chance! Yay for birthdays!!

Amanda R said...

Love the soft colors, makes me think spring!

Lorraine said...

this is stunning i love it and your candy is lush xx

MyAuntKath said...

Oh this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the soft colors and delicate image. Your coloring is superb! Kathie

Jan Garber said...

How sweet and soft!! wonderful card.

Sharon Peele said...

Crystal, what a sweet card, what little girl wouldn't want a card like this, My big girl (19 year old daughter) would love to have this card! beautiful colors and love your bling!! Wonderful job!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

awww this is so cute Crystal! Love the colors too!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a pretty card,I love the soft colors!!

☼ Cheryl* said...

How cute!!! The image is lovely. I LOVE glitter! The DP is fab. Nice and glittery :)

Crafteezee said...

Oh I love girly cards and this is gorgeous. Image is just adorable too. Hugs Tracy x

Diana Sears said...

wow, very pretty card. love the colors.

Anne said...

Crystal what a delicate and pretty card, love those colours.
Happy Birthday Paper Sundaes!
Anne
x

Katarina said...

What a fairy-like card. Love the glitter on her dress and the papers. Beautiful.

Whisper said...

gorgeous colours and papers, Luv Sam x

Alyssa S said...

This is darling!

Pauline C said...

This is so sweet and pretty Crystal - love it! Thanks so much for this blog hop - great fun!
Pauline x

Linda said...

Your card is so sweet and beautiful....love the pastel color combo you have used!!

~Jeri~ said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors and details you used and such a cute image! Love the subtle bling.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your candy!

Ginny said...

I love all of the glitter and yay for even more blog candy!!!

Bettina said...

wonderful card with beautiful colors. love that image. hugs!

Gloria Stengel said...

Such a sweet card. I love the out of the box cutting. I need to try that!

ES said...

beautiful- looking at that tutorial now!

Made by Mandy said...

Not surprised that die sells out, it is gorgeous and looks like it cuts out really well too. Don't think we get MFT over in the UK

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win prizes on your 1st Birthday blog hop

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful card! I'm so pleased the hop was extended; I already made a card but hadn't had time to do the hop until now :D