Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joan's Gardens 25th CHALLENGE CELEBRATION BLOG HOP . . .

 
EXCITING NEWS!  Christmas is coming early for someone and it could be YOU!   This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's  Joan's Garden's 25th ChallengeThis prize package includes  14 stamp sets and 3  Heartfelt Creations matching Dies  with a value of over $286 In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's  to give you 3 additional chances to win.

You will have until next Thursday morning (December 9) 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:

  • Create a card/project using ONLY  Heartfelt Creations stamps (any HFC stamps and matching dies are acceptable) Do not use any other brand stamps.  You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments you want. 
  • You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog so you receive all updates about challenges and sales.  This is an easy one, isn't it.

The winner for the grand prize package from Heartfelt Creations will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (December 10).  This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from  Joan's Gardens.   You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only Heartfelt Creations stamps.


 
Three more changes to win another a great prize!  This week Selma and I have invited 10 guest designers to participate in a Blog Hop featuring Heartfelt Creations stamps.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these designers.  While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens.  In order to be eligible for one of these three prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop.  Out of the twelve blogs, there are three "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens.  For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all twelve blogs.   

Below are the guidelines to enter this week's challenge:
  • Post your challenge card to your blog.  Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address.
  •  OR post to the SCS gallery.  (If you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card so it is entered into the challenge. This week's code is JG1202.)
  • Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of this challenge.


Those designers involved in the hop are as follows:

I have made TWO creations for today's HOP using Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies.

Products used on this creation are as follows:

HCPC3303 - Posey Patch Stamp Set
HCD701 - Posey Patch Diecuts
HCPC3308 - Agape Love Set
HCPC3323 - Large Elegant Word Background Stamp

After stamping & diecutting my flowers, I spray them with Memory Mist and twisted the petals using my tweezers.  They are wet from the spray so bend/twist easily.  Then I've added Stampendous Diamond Dots for the centers and Martha Stewart prones punched from garden green paper for the leaves.  Tim  Holtz Ranger Vintage Photo Distress ink was used for my distressing.


 For my second card, I have used one of the stamps from the HCPC3303 Posey Patch Stamp set to create my background paper.  I've simply stamped it onto the red paper with Versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  For added sparkle, I've added Diamond Stickles to the centers.

My flowers were created as described above on my first card ... except I twisted them a little tighter and used more layers.  The sentiment is from the HCPC3308 Agape Love Set and after cutting around it with a swivel craft knife, I've matted it in black and cut around again.  The topper was created with the Martha Stewart floral vine border punch and a panel of Offray black satin ribbon gave it a little dimension.

BONUS:

ONE LUCKY COMMENTER on my blog for this hop will receive this Heartfelt Creations POSEY PATCH PRECUT SET.


SORRY FOR THE LENGTHY POST ... BUT ...  Believe me when I say this . . . you are not going to want to miss out in participating in this challenge for a chance to win such an amazing prize package. Also, be sure to comment on each of the twelve blogs in the blog hop for a chance to win an additional prize package from Joan's Gardens.


GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN!!!   I can't wait to see your creation!  
 Darlene

52 comments:

  1. WOW! Wouldn't it be wonderful to win!!!!! Talk about the lottery! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the flowers you made!

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  2. Darlene, these are both so gorgeous! I especially love the candy cane looking flowers on the second creation!

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  3. Darlene, your cards are lovely. Liked the background that you made. Your flowers are just beautiful. Enjoying this snow? Thanks for a chance to win another HFC stamp.

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  4. beautiful cards! love those flowers and your layouts (-:

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  5. This is so pretty. I love twisting flower ends ... it makes them just more realistic! Beautiful job!

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  6. Both of your projects are beautiful. What a fantastic prize! I love the twisted flowers and on the second card they look like 'candy cane flowers'. You may have started a new craze...at least for me! LOL! Thank you for the extra prize and a chance to win!

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  7. Gorgeous cards, Darlene! The flowers are so beautiful!

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  8. Both cards are so lovely! Beautiful creations!

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  9. Darlene....my mouth fell open when I saw the red and white flowers. So very cool. I saw a demo on using the stamps and d cuts together. Thanks for the chance to win. So excited.

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  10. Oh wow! Both cards are fabulous! Love the flowers you made and the script stamp and papers are fantastic too!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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  11. What beautiful cards Darlene. Your flowers are so pretty and the backgrounds are fantastic. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Joan's 25th Challenge. And someone is going to have a chance to win one of my favorite HFC stamps sets from you. Lots of prizes to be won!

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  12. You have been busy! Beautiful cards, Darlene! My DH would love the sentiment on the first one, and I love the second sentiment! Love them both! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. Beautiful! LOVE, love, love those Posey Patch "peppermint candy" flowers! Lovely against the eyelet border and perfect for a Christmas card!

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  14. What gorgeous cards, I just love these flowers and love the Agape love set.

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  15. Both of your cards are lovely, but I was really drawn to your second one!

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  16. These are both so beautiful, love how you made the posey patch background dp, that is a great idea.

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  17. What beautiful cards. The flower treatment is just gorgeous on both of your cards. Thanks for the chance to win even more candy.

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  18. WOW!!! What a win this would be!! LOVELY cards..You really did an outstanding job...excellent!

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  19. Beautifully done Darlene!! I love the way you did that BG and design of your card!!

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  20. Beautiful cards!! Love the second one, those flowers remind me of peppermints!!

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  21. Darlene, your cards are great! Love the colors and those wonderful flowers! Thanks for this opportunity - I'm speechless!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

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  22. Wow, I love both of your creations. You have made gorgeous flowers - love how you twisted the ones in the second card. Also love the background you've created in the red card - the stickled centers are gorgeous. Thank you for generously offering some blog candy of your own too.

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  23. Oh Dar - I don't know which one I like the best - they are both stunning. I love the way you cut around the verse. Just beautiful.

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  24. I love the idea of winning some candy. Plus I get the chance to see all the awesome work you do. Thanks Toni Jackson

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  25. wow there gorgeous sweetie
    to all a great hop
    hugs angelique

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  26. How fun! I really love both cards but the flower background is really gorgeous! Thanks for the great hop!

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  27. WOW! So far I am very impressed with the team's cards~ Your's is also beautiful!!

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  28. Darlene, both of these cards are out of this world, but my favorite of the two is the second. I like the way the theme pulls through with the punches, to the paper, and then to your flowers. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I love that background script. It just fits your focal point so well. This is such a great card. The sentiment would so easily make fabulous wedding cards. Just love it!

    Love the posies on both cards. They are just wonderful!

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  30. Both of your cards are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  31. Oh I love your punched faux doily on your card - beautiful artwork! And yes I'd love to win too........keep up the gorgeous work Darlene!

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  32. Darlene great job love both of these cards!!! Way to go Joan this is fun!!!!

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  33. Darlene, what pretty cards! Love the reds! And your flowers are beautiful! Love the unique way you cut around the sentiment on your second card!! Have to check out these beautiful senitments!

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  34. What beautiful handmade flowers! Great job on your cards!

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  35. Beautiful cards. Really love the reds. You just cannot beat Heartfelt Creations.

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  36. Lovely cards. I like the lacy edge and the flowers, plus you can't go wrong with red!

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  37. Both of your cards are amazing. I love the flowers, especially the variegated ones. They are so unusual and wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  38. Darlene, both of your cards are stunning!! The first card, I really love the colors you used for your flowers!! and the 2nd one your background is wonderful and the twisted flowers are such a great idea!! beautifull work!!

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  39. Most EXCELLENT artwork on both cards! I don't own any HC stamps. I must tell Santa!

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  40. this is stunning and the candy is so cool tfs xx

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  41. Great cards. Oh boy even a bonus prize how cool is that. Here's hoping.

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  42. Absolutely love your cards. I love the Heartfelt Creation stamps but have very few. I would love to win.

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  43. Both of your cards are so beautiful! And the prize package is wonderful too! What a Christmas present that would be!!

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  44. Those print flowers on the second card are amazing. You did a great job. So creative.

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  45. I LOVE those flowers! This is just gorgeous!

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  46. Hi Darlene! Both of your cards or gorgeous!

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  47. Both of your cards turned out great! Don't you just love Heartfelt Creations stamps?!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  48. Your cards are wonderful! The flowers on your second card look like peppermint candy!

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  49. Your cards are beautiful and I am having such a fun time looking at all the creations on this hop.

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  50. Love your peppermint style flowers...how precious are they

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  51. Darlene
    I love, love, love your posies!!!!
    Makes me think summer.

    Colleen Horner

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene