Thursday 24 June 2010

Happy First Birthday - 'Moving Along With The Times' - Celebrating with a Blog Hop and anything but a card.

Happy birthday to MAWTT, happy birthday to MAWTT - woo hoo.

It's our first birthday and to celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP for you to enjoy. If you have arrived from the MAWTT challenge site to participate in the competition then you have arrived at the right place. If you haven't then please go back to check the rules and I'll hopefully see you again soon.

Firstly have a look at my creation for the challenge this week. We were asked to produce something that is not a card, has a Gorjuss Girl on it and that has a birthday theme. One of my grandaughters has a birthday coming up at the beginning of July (and she is a gorgeous girl) so I thought I would alter a photo frame, add the Gorjuss image to it and put in a photo of her taken recently when we went to Seaton.

The frame is one of those very inexpensive white 6x4 frames from Ikea. I thought I would go very bright and girly for this one. The paper came from my stack that I have in my craft room and I really must keep them organised so that I know where they are from. I chose some ribbon which came from a set from QVC a long time ago. The bow I made from seam binding and added a little pink pin and green flower charm. I used pink wings, a pink heart and a pink star with a turquoise MS punched butterfly covered in star dust stickles in the bottom right hand corner. .... and of course I stamped and coloured the pretty Gorjuss Girl image and added to it. Three pink gems just gave it the finishing touch.

So back to the competition for the Birthday Blog Hop. This is gonna be real easy you know, especially if you have looked at my blog and there is candy to win at every stop. So once you have participated here pop along to the next stop and visit Clare Thread-bare and see what she has to offer at My Crafty Life.

Beside the individual candy offered at every stop there will also be one lucky winner who will win some lovely goodies on the main blog.

Ok here we go. To be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous candy -

1. You need to have entered the challenge this week and followed the design spec. We will be strict with this to make it fair on everyone.

2. Leave me a comment  and re-arrange these words to make a lovely sentiment that can be used on your cards.

about the but dance rain not for pass to the is waiting to learning in life storm

3. When you have that sentiment email it to me at

DO NOT add the saying to your comment or everyone will copy you. Entries must be in by Midnight Wednesday 30th June.

4. I will draw a winner from the hat on Thursday 1st July and post the winner on my blog on Friday 2nd July.

If you like some of what you see on my blog then I would be happy if you choose to become a follower but it is not essential to be in with a chance of winning candy.

Good luck with winning the Dandelion  goes fishing decoupage set, embossed transfers and stamp set.

Have fun.

Luv Brenda xxx

Challenge List
Alphabet challenge - H is for hearts
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar and Spice
Drunken Stampers - Colour and bling
Sketchy Colours - Green, blue and pink
Paper Sundaes - Pretty as a princess
The Crazy Challenge - All things spotty
Crafty Creations - shine
For Fun Challenges - use a pin
Stampavie - Heart
Crafts and Me - Birthdays
ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra-dimension
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything goes


Kendra said...

I love your granddaughter's hat and the way you used that to tie the whole project together!

Georgie Hughes said...

Hi Brenda,
I love the way you have adapted the frame, the pink and lime go so well together. I have to say your adorable little Grand daughter makes a pretty picture sitting in the centre of it.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, I love your frame! The colours are so vibrant, love greens and pinks together. Enjoy your weekend away, have fun and take care, hugs Heidi xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgoeus frame Brenda - beautiful colours and Gorjuss little girl!
Wish i could enter for the prize lol
Lisa ;)

Esme said...

That is a lovely present for your granddaughter! I love how you've incorporated that little Gorjuss girl too!

I've emailed you my sentiment guess - good one!!

Esme xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun gorgeous bright colours and your grandaughter is such a cutie. Fab prize D & D are one of my fav...
Thanks for joining us this week at 'The Crazy' good luck hugs shell xx

Helen Laurence said...

Hi Brenda fab frame honey. I am now a follower (because I like your blog!) I have posted my entry into the challenge & emailed you x x

Clare Brown said...

two gorjuss girls Brenda.Thanks for sharing your gorgoeus project with us this week at abc challenge.

hugs Clare x

Helen Dooley said...

she is adorable! Love the layout. Great job. Thanks for sharing on For Fun this week.

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is lovely, and your little granddaughter is a doll!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Drunken Stampers!

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

Wow this is stunning, love those bright summery colours!! I know what you mean about having to organise the craft stash - it's a wonder I can find anything to create with sometimes LOL!!

Great start to the hop and happy birthday to MAWTT

Sarah x

Alica said...

wonderful! love the summer colors and your DD is really pretty as a princess!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Lesley said...

Beautiful frame and gorgeous photo! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

thread-bare said...

Fab creation Hun & welcome to a great team. Have left a little something for you on my blog xx Clare x

Chelsea said...

Hi Brenda,
What a beautiful project this is.
Gorjuss image and beautiful colors.
The pin with the added charm is so cute.

Katja said...

What a sweety. You made a real great project. Thanks for joining our 'everything goes'-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Greetings, Katja (DT)

Anonymous said...

Just Darling! Thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers this week!

Marianne said...

This is so cute!!!
I love that you have used both picture and stamps.
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

KymKreates said...

What a scrumptious card! She is just adorable! Good luck and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


Tracey said...

This is gorgeous, such a lovely photo & great use of the safety pin :)

Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.


The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty photo frame. Love the image and gorgeous colour scheme. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

Amber said...

Wonderful project! And such an adorable baby!!!

Debs said...

Gorjuss to continue the hop :-)....Debs x

Judy said...

Oh my,

What a darlying card! Your grand daughter is just precious. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Powerful Search Engine said...

Great altering and cute Grandaughter thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale xx

Mary Ski said...

What a sweetie! Wonderful job on the layout. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this looks great! Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

Lisa said...

I really love this...sooooo creative. I really like how you incorporated the safety pin for our challenge at For Fun. Thanks for playing along!

Gram's Treasures said...

Such a lovely card, for such a pretty baby.

Christine said...

Such a fun and bright frame. Your granddaughter is surely is gorgeous!!!

Christine N

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