Thursday, 26 June 2014

Project 164: Buttons, Bunting and Birthday Bloghop!



Happy Birthday MAWTT!

It is a huge honor to be a part of the birthday celebrations this week for Moving Along With the Times. Before we get started, here are the rules of the blog hop:

You must visit the following blogs:


Blog Hop Rules.

To be eligible for the prizes you must visit all the blogs, leave a comment and collect a letter from each.  Then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line.  You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!
Each DT Member will announce their winner on their own blog from the comments. 

My prize is a free digi at Kenny K so make sure you get involved!

NNNNNow the theme: we have a buttons, bunting and birthday challenge for Team A and when I saw these gorgeous stamps from our sponsor Aurora Wings, I couldn't resist.

The headline card is the feature for the challenge. I took a bit of liberty with the bunting component and instead punched out purple stars using a Recollections star punch from Michaels. I hand drew the stitching to make it look like bunting.

I colored the image using ProMarkers and I wanted her to be ethereal and fairy-like, which is why I went for the purple and blue and slightly yellow skin tone. I added glitter and a bit of bling to the stars and die-cut her out using a scallop circle die from Xcut.

The purple flag with the greeting is stamped with a new greetings collection Claire bought me from BoBunny - such a great set of messages and I loved the mixed font on this one. I used purple buttons and a strip of bling to make it a bit more festive. The bling may be too much. Oh well, here we all are!

This little guy is from Aurora Wings as well and I just had to use him:


I went for a more woody color scheme this time and colored him (her?) in greens and browns. I cut him out with a scalpel for precision and then layered the image over a die-cut circle of Trader Jane paper from Recollections. I love the pattern on this paper, I'm a bit precious about using it - but MAWTT deserves the best :)

I kept the rest fairly simple, using some dew drops from Paperchase, a gold candy and gold glitter glue for the little spots.

I can't wait to see what you all do to celebrate our birthday with us!

If you thought I was making a typo above, I was giving a hint! Your letter from this blog post is N - if you did the blogs in order then you are nearly there :)

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I've got the stars image, printed out and half coloured, between you and Judith I am now feeling really guilty that I haven't finished her!!

    Happy birthday to us! Cheers.

    Susan xx

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  2. Both the cards are beautiful!! Lovely images. Love the sparkly touch in her hair and bunting.

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  3. love both of your cards

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  4. Happy Birthday to Us :) Love both your cards, Im off to pop the other one on the main blog too, it deserves to be there as well, Hope you have a Happy Hop, Love Hazelxx

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  5. Love the colors off your cards.
    Gr Elly

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  6. Both card are beautiful and your colouring is gorgeous! Happy Birthday to MAWTT! I have enjoyed playing along in your challenges many times! Thank you for the fun blog hop! Wishing you a joyful day!

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  7. Both of these are beautiful.

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  8. Both lovely cards, Happy Birthday to us at MAWTT. xxx

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  9. Love both of the cards JT..I like the cropping of the girl image - smart! Have a safe flight see you in 2 days :) Cx

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  10. Great cards, however the little fairy really appeals to me, I think it's the earthy natural colours that did it and the sweet little face!!

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  11. Oh this is gorgeous Jessie… such a beautiful image and I love the sparkly stars in her hair… very pretty colour combo!
    and love your Thank you card… the image is very sweet and I love that paper! ;-))
    Hugs Sue xx

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  12. lovely cards! i love the purple and stars!

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  13. Two super cards Jessie - love the gorgeous images.
    Debs xx

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  14. Gorgeous cards Jessie, I love that first image and your coloring is beautiful... fabulous hair!
    Tammy x

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  15. Both gorgeous creations hun, love the second one he is a cutie!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  16. Two lovely cards. I love the star bunting on the first and your colours are perfect. Hazel L. x

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  17. Beautiful cards and great blog hop - thankyou!

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  18. The star bunting is a great idea! 2 gorgeous cards!

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  19. Jessie, these images and cards are brilliant. Love your colouring and designs, Jx

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  20. Great idea, beautiful card. Hugs, Diana

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  21. Such a fabulous project for the birthday celebrations and thanks for such a great blog hop too
    x catherine

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  22. Love both of your cards these images are so lovely.

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  23. Your cards are so gorgeous Jessie, they are a lovely images and you have done them proud with your fantastic colouring and layouts.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  24. Two great cards - I love them both!! Congrats to everyone at MAWTT on your birthday and here's to many more!! Love Jacky x

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  25. Hi Jessie, what a fabulous image and you've picked wonderful combos! Love the little cutie in the second card - I've also wondered if it's a he or she!!!

    Happy 5th birthday to us!!

    Sarah

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  26. Happy birthday to all at MAWWT great card. Thanks for a fun blog hop. Stacey xx

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  27. Fab card, Jessie! Great purple and aqua colour scheme, pretty Aurora Wings image and clever use of the stars to look like bunting!
    Happy 5th Birthday MAWTT and fingers crossed for the hop! Lisa x

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  28. Stunning image and am loving the star bunting too, luv Sam x

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  29. 2 brilliant cards both special in their own right.Gorgeous.Hugs Debbie x

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  30. Beautiful colors, very stylish!

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  31. This image is gorgeous and perfectly colored. Very nice card.

    Thanks for the hop and congrats to MAWTT!

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  32. Love the funky hair. It looks awesome!

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