Monday, 4 April 2011

100th Post Prize Giveaway and 52 Cards Challenge Week 14

Hello! When I started this blog I did wonder if it would be a passing fad and I would lose interest but I love sharing what I make with family, friends and visitors and it has really helped me boost my creativity!

I am happy to celebrate my 100th post! and to celebrate I am pleased to have a blog candy giveaway filled with some of my favourite things and there are 3 prizes :)

Prize number one
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Hero Arts Clear Design Everyday Sayings CL342
Hero Arts Clings Hearts Trio CG160
5 packs of Studio G clear stamps and stamping block
1 Studio G wooden stamp
6 bottles of Tim Holtz Distress Stickles
2 packs of American Crafts Gem set brads
4 Promarkers
1 Sizzix Sizzlet Flourish Die
1 pack of flat back multicoloured pearls
1 bottle of turquoise glitter glue
1 set of flower earrings (just remove the backs!)
1 peach cabochon bracelet (easily separated)

Prize number two
Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly trio punch

Prize number three
Inkadinkado Paperwork Greetings Clear Stamps 97614

All you need to do to enter is:

1 - Be signed up to follow my blog if you aren't already;
2 - Leave a comment on this post :)

Entries are open until 23:59pm GMT on Monday 25th April and I will draw the winner using a random number generator on my birthday Tuesday 26th of April.
Now, on to this week's card challenge. This week's prompts are:
Blue, Stamping, Circles

I needed to make my Mother's Day card and decided to use the prompts for this week. I wouldn't normally have gone with a blue colourway but I was really happy with how it turned out. I decided to use 2 out of the 3 prompts.
On a recent trip to the US I bought some Faber Castell Gelatos and they are just fab to work with. Solid sticks of colour in a lipstick style tube, you just lightly mist your stamp with water and run the gelatos over the stamp and stamp. They give a lovely watercolour look and you can stretch the colour out further using a water pen brush or add more colour by taking a damp brush directly to the gelato and painting on the stamp. I just love them!

I had bought my mum a necklace for Mother's Day but wasn't keen on the box so I made a matching gift box and tag to put it all in and finished off with stamping on the envelope. If you would like to make a gift box take a look at my easy tutorial here.
Supplies used: Hero Arts Botanical Etchings Hydrangea stamp, Papertrey Ink Sentiment, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock, American Crafts Cardstock

Have a happy week and thank you so much for reading :)

PS - All of the challenges so far can now be found under the 52 Cards Challenge page under the header.


  1. Just found your blog today and WOW aren't I lucky??!! These are some generous prizes! Thanks for the chance to win and I really look forward to checking out the challenges!

  2. I have your blog on google reader and I love seeing the cards you make for challenges, one day I might get round to doing some. Thank u for the inspiration.

  3. What a lovely way to celebrate your 100th post. Congratulations and please keep the ideas coming as I always look forward to your next challenge. x

  4. That's a lovely card.I'm sure your mum loved it!Will have to go and check those gelatos out-they sound fab!

  5. Congratulations on 100 posts! Lovely card, and I love the idea of making a matching gift box and tag :D

  6. Congrats on the milestone :) The cards you have made are beautiful

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post!! Those Gelatos sound fab, i must look out for them.
    Hugs Tracy x

  8. Hi I've been following the 52 challenge from the start and chose to interpret the prompts to make tags and look forward to new inspiration each week. Glad to join in your 100th Blog post!

  9. Lovely card- I'm sure your mum loved it.
    Very generous blig candy too. :)

  10. Congratulations with your 100th post... with a lovely card!
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for your GREAT candy!!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  11. Oh wow what a grrrrreat giveaway. The 25th is a great day - my birthday ;o)

  12. Congratulations on your 100th post,
    H xx

  13. congrats on your 100th post. lovely card. thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful prizes!

  14. Wow 1000 posts congratulations. Loving the 52 card challenge just need to catch up a bit well alot really lol

  15. That's a lovely card - the blues are amazing! I bet your mum loved it.
    Congrats on your 100th post, what an amazing and generous giveaway!
    Trish x

  16. I have just found you! What amazing stash and gorgeous cards too :) Thank you for such an amazing chance of winning

  17. Fantastic giveaway and congratulations on 100 posts

  18. What a gorgeous giveaway. I have to put my hands up and admit to having slipped behind with my cards - I have just posted my card from challenge # 11 - need to play catch up. Congratulations on your 100th post.

  19. I've just discovered your blog and challenge. I'm about to start creating. Wish me luck with the 14 cards I need to make to get on top of the challenge!

  20. What a lovely card you made for your Mother. Hope she liked it.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. I was extremely pleased to find this website.What amazing stash and gorgeous cards too :) Thank you for such an amazing chance of winning.
    Plastic Cards Printing

  22. This is just what would make my day! I love crafts! I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  23. Congrats on 100 posts! Thanks for the chance of winning some fabby prizes!!! :)

  24. Congrats with your 100th post! I'm following your blog now. Thanks for a chance to win great candy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  25. Hi - love the card challenges, have enjoyed joining in! Congrats on your 100th post.
    Phil x

  26. Hi there! Found you through Trish and oh my! 100th post! I hope I'll go that far with my blog! Love the card and thanks for the chance of the giveaway!

  27. Wow Angela, what a generous blog candy! I've really lapsed with the 52 cards challenge, but had to make one tonight and you were my first stop for inspiration - thanks so much.

    Sam ;)

  28. have just discovered your blog..and recently started my own! well done and thanks for the inspiration....lovely work.

  29. Lovely to see you have reached you 100th post - Well done! Hope you have many more happy posts to come.

    Stephie :-)

  30. Your card is truley amazing!! I guess I have to get some of the Faber Castell Gelatos now.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the great prizes.
    I have been considering starting a blog.
    Just might do that this weekend.
    And I will be very happy to get your blog updates in my email.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  31. Wow you make amazing card!
    I stumbled across your blog today and of course also noticed this chance which I have to participate in. Thank you so much! I totally love your cards :o drool...

  32. Congrats to you on your 100th post x

    I was the same as you... started a blog to show my cards & thought not a lot of it... but I love it. I am on a design team, love entering challenges, looking at others work for inspiration too x

    I am a new follower, found you on a fellow bloggers side bar x
    Thanks for the chance of winning your lush candy x

    hugs sally x

    ps.. I shall be having candy soon too.

  33. Congrats for so many post, your blog is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked you on my sidebar and i'm a follower.


  34. Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway chance Angela! Congrats on the fab blog post milestone - always love to see your posts and challenge ideas pop into my google reader ;)
    TFS, have a great rest of Easter weekend, hugs, Ruth S

  35. Congratulations on your 100th post! I've loved looking at all the beautiful cards. What I particularly like about the 52 Card Challenge is you can join in as and when you're able. There's is no pressure to catch up if you miss a week or two - I don't feel such a failure then when I can't keep up! What generous prizes for whoever wins. Looking forward to the prompts for Week 17.



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