Friday, 31 December 2010

Blog Hop, Challenge, and Award Event for 2010!!

The Stamp Man Award for proudly presenting
my best craft project of the year 2010
With blog hop, challenge and prizes!

We are doing something a little different for Challenge # 13.  Last year we held our first awards event, the awards were for proudly presenting your best/favourite crafting project you feel you made during the year.   We are going to hold it again this year but we are also linking it with our fortnightly Challenge. 

We would like you to join in the challenge, which is to show us your best/favourite project of 2010.  The award blinkie is just a nice random award for anyone that joins in.  Display your award blinkie on your sidebar with a link back to this blog.

The most important part of this is that we would like you all to have fun and enjoy taking time to look back on your crafting over the last year. 

We are also holding another blog hop!  As you go through the blog hop you will see that the ladies on the design team have shared their favourite challenge projects with you too.  Their cards are shown below as usual but visiting their blogs will give more details about their projects, also they will be giving you clues for a chance to win prizes!

For the challenge and the blog hop, prizes will be randomly picked and given to those that have completed the following
  • Join in the actual challenge with your best/favourite project linked with Inlinkz as usual
  • Take your award blinkie with pride and display it on your sidebar with a link back to here.
  • Follow your way around the blog hop in the order you are given along the way, collect all the letters/code you will find on each blog. Write these down then work out the answer when the blog hop is finished.
  • Leave a comment on ALL of the blogs you visit in the blog hop 
  • Post our event blinkie onto your blogs or a post about the event with your best/favourite project
  • Email the answer to: by 9pm (GMT) on Thursday 13th January 2011.  Please put blog hop answer as the email title
If you get carried away looking through the work on the blogs you visit and run out of time to complete the hop that day, make a note of where you stop and start again another day.  You have 2 weeks to complete the awards, challenge and the blog hop, so there is no rush to get to the end, enjoy the journey and admire the scenery along the way!

So, the blog hop starts here!

But first here are the prizes…

Cardmaker's Collection worth about £70, a general papercraft selection of stickers from 7 Gypsies, Doodlebug, rub ons, ribbon, and embellishments

Moonshadow Ink set of 6, with DVD.  Create background effects like those shown in the photo with instruction from the DVD, worth £35

Set of 4 Stazon Opaque ink pads, worth over £30.  The pads come with a reinker to ink up the pads.  The best use for this pad is for vellum and acetate as it is a permanent ink for both surfaces.

Set of 2 Non-Sequitur unmounted stamp sheets crammed with images, worth about £40.

Set of French Country Starburst Stains with an instruction DVD, worth £35.  I used this set to create this tab book

Now for my favourite project this year, Ian’s birthday card, I really enjoyed making it!  It is an 8" x 8" easel card, shown here closed.

I did write a very detailed technique tutorial for it if you are interested in reading all the details.  It’s spread over a few posts, here’s the intro, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and the finished card

Ok, so for the blog hop, your first letter is A

Don’t forget to leave a comment here and make a note of your first letter,

You now need to go to the challenge blog for your next letter and to enter your challenge project

Have fun hopping!!

I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and thank you for visiting and leaving me comments this year


PS:  Unfortunately due to computer problems, Frankie is unable to join us, therefore you will be collecting 2 letters from Vix


  1. Love your card! The embossed gears add so much and the layers are awesome!
    Happy New Year and thanks for sharing! :o)

  2. I love this, it's my favourite of your pieces this year too! It has so much going on, and I LoVe the cogs. Such a stunning card. Happy New Year to you both :)

  3. This was lovely at the time, and looks as good now. I have blogged my own favourite work and am setting off on the hop now!

  4. Great challenge and love the cogs card. Tracy x

  5. Fantastic piece. Love cogs and playing with them. This blog hop will be as good as last years I am sure!

  6. I can see why that card is your favorite.. I love all the gears and cogs, etc. you used. I think I'm a Steampunk fan!

  7. What an impressive card - I love it. Now off to do some blog hopping

  8. Really nice project...
    I start to think which one of mine is my favorite...
    Thanks for the fun,


  9. your card is fab, Happy New Year
    Janet x

  10. Your card is amazing... for sure a good project to choose!
    I already chose mine and post about the fun you propose with this challenge and blog hop.
    Have a nice new year!

  11. This was my absolute favourite of yours and probably of most of the blogs I follow. I think about it often, so thanks for sharing it again.

  12. I can see why your card is a favourate..great way to start the year with a blog hop! Happy New Year...Esther xx

  13. That's not a card ... it's a work of art! Gorgeous.

  14. I remember being blown away by this project the first time I saw it. Truly sensational/
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Ann xxx

  15. Wow, what a stunning card.... all those cogs are fabulous!

  16. I can see why you love the card, it's stunning :) Looking forward to the blog hop and all the lovely creations I shall find on the way. Happy New Year to you :) Kay x

  17. Fun, it's like a scavenger hunt while admiring the artwork!

  18. Truly amazing card. I have posted my card and am about to start the blog hop. Thankyou. Happy New Year! Kathleen x

  19. A beautiful piece of art work, well done!

  20. how cool , another blog hop,
    so much fun, i'm off to colect the letters,

  21. That is a stunning card, Jill :)

  22. Fantastic prizes, and what a cool card, I love it. I'm in!! Cindy

  23. Amazing card, what a fab start to the blog hop!
    Claire xx

  24. I certainly wouldn't know where to start with such a wonderful card like this. I'm off now to collect some more letters and look at the other creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  25. A Stunning card. So glad you shared it and I can see why it is a favourite.

  26. This is a gorgeous card- love it. I'm joining this for the first time, so I'm off to look at the other bogs now.

  27. what a lovely card love the texture and layers, off to have a look at the other inspirational projects

  28. Great card. I imagine it must have taken a while to complete with all of the detail. Off to hop now!!!

  29. This is absolutely fantastic! Im gobsmacked by all the details in this :) Wow!

    An amazing creation, and one you should be quite rightly proud of. I would have that on my mantelpiece instead of the clock! LOL.

    Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing your creations and inspiration.



  30. wow what an amazing card! Love the blog hop!

  31. Gorgeous card - so inspirational. Love Elizabeth xxx

  32. what an absolutely fabulous creation, so much detail and work, I love it!!! You should frame this one.
    Thanks for a wonderful blog hop, having fun
    and the prizes are awesome

  33. Happy new year to you. Fab card, thanks for sharing. x

  34. Whoa. I am very interested in your tuts so will be checking out your blog for sure. This is a fantastic mystical/magical/fairytailish creation!

  35. That card is the ULTIMATE steampunk! I love it, but man it looks like a LOT OF WORK! Love will do that to us, won't it? Absolutely Beautiful!
    I am all linked up!

    Happy New Year


    Brenda's blog is not allowing comments. I have tried 6 times now. I am off to send my email.
    I am linked up, with my FAVORITE project, (my best projects were my Maya Road Chipboard birds, and several cards) But I LOVED working on that creepy Halloween book.

    I will try to comment again over the weekend, on Brenda's blog.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity :)

    Happy New Year!

  37. It is a very interesting challenge.
    I am so honor and lucky to join it.
    Wish you a very happy new year.

  38. Wow! This is truly spectacular, what a wonderful job. I love it.

  39. Yes, I can see why that was your favorite project of the year, it's fantastic! I think I'll join right in on this blog hop!

  40. What an amazing project Jill, I love aal the metal cogs and wheels - bet he loved it.

    Hugs Ali x

  41. That is an amazing project - inspiring!

  42. This is a stunning piece of work, Jill. I can well understand why it's your favourite. It's great looking back over projects from last year, I've really enjoyed it and it's been hard to pick just one thing.
    I'm off to hop now, better late than never!!! See nothing changes with the change of a year, I'm still disorganised but trying to be better.
    Hope you both had a great Christmas.
    Hugs Lisax

  43. Beautiful card, and I am for sure going to enjoy the blog hop! Thanks for a chance to win!

  44. Thanks for doing this again Jill and your project is just fabulous!

  45. Beautiful Project Jill. thanks for sharing it. Have a wonderful day. Angela

  46. wow, its so all the metal! i too think i vill join you, sounds fun!

  47. This is so much fun..I almost forgot to join in...silly me..but now I'm on way to hop around!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  48. this is extraordinarily master piece,yes really like to get a entire tutorial. TFS

  49. Hello!
    I would like to know who won the hop :)

    I did the hop, sent you the answer, posted my favorite project, and I really have fun with everything !!!

    Maybe I´m wrong, I thought it finished on the 13th, isn't it? Thanks in advance!


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