Saturday, 26 February 2011

Simply Sassy Release Blog Hop!

It is time for another Simply Sassy Blog Hop, as today sees the release of set 5, which is (if that is at all possible) even more gorgeous than the previous sets! Now, if you've come from Autumn's blog then you're on the right track! If you haven't or if you're just joining us, please head to the Simply Sassy Inspiration Blog to start the hop ;o)

I'm so excited to be able to introduce you to Hippie Love, one of the wonderful new characters in the latest release of gorgeous Simply Sassy stamps! If I had to pick a favourite, which luckily I don't because who can choose right ;o), then it would have to be this chickie. She's a joy to colour and her lovely, friendly, smiling face will be sure to brighten the day of whomever receives this card, I'm sure!

I have (once again, I know...) used Maja Designs papers, my trusty EK Success Retro Flower punches (very apt here I thought :D) and some cork, QuicKutz dies and a Martha Stewart punch. The corners of the image were stamped with a Stempelglede stamp and some distress ink, and I totally ruined the shading on the bottom but managed to salvage it pretty well I think, just don't enlarge this picture ;o).

The Copics I used are: E00, E51, E93, E21 (skin, cheeks, lips); E44, E43, E42 (hair); V95, V93, V91 (cardigan, shoes, hearts); E43, E42 (trousers, top sleeves, shading); YG63 (eyes, flowers); YG63, G21 (top, hearts)


Okay, onto the important stuff: for this blog hop I get to give away TWO surprise Simply Sassy stamps to one lucky winner! All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is:
Leave a comment under this post, you have until 12.00 noon GMT (CET -1 hr) on Monday 28 February to do so!

I will pick a winner from all the comments and post the winner's name in my blog at 19.00 hrs that evening, so be sure to check back then!

Please leave a comment at all the stops along the way as all the DT members have stamps to give away!


The order of the hop is:
Kathrin
Anita
Tracy
Kellie
Autumn
Erica
Maria
Simply Sassy Inspiration Blog

You can buy the Simply Sassy stamps from Funky Kits


Next up on the blog hop is Maria, so hop on over and see what amazing creation she has in store for you! Have a great Sassy day ;o)!

Hugs,
Erica

111 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!!!

Kellie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the soft texture and the way your colouring just brings her to life, amazing!

Hugs,
Kellie

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Erica, what a beautiful card. I love the papers and colours you've used and your colouring is perfect. Hugs, Denise x

KanataNewf said...

Lovely - I agree- hard to choose a fave.

alina said...

een prachtige kaart, Erica, en ja, de nieuwe stempels vind ik ook enig!
groetjes, Alina

nessy said...

just popped over to your blog ~wow!! just love those colours together and love that new stamp ~amazing card and so beautifully made!
vanessa xx

SusieLou said...

Absolutely love this image - definitely my fave and the colours are beautiful! Susie x

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous Erica!! Luv your lo and colour combo and what a gorgeous new Sassy gal beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing. Off to finish the hop. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Sinikka said...

Een hele mooie kaart en wat een leuke stempel.
Gr. Sinikka

Patricia said...

Very cute I love the colors purple is my favorite. She is so cute holding her hearts. Thanks for sharing.
~Patricia

Julye said...

Love this one too, but as you say how can we choose it's so unfair peace man and all that Krista is just so talented, thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Erica.
I do love this image and I think she'll be another of my favourites too.
The papers are gorgeous too and I adore the colour combo.

Love Elaine xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Erica, love this amazing card, the colours you've used are very pretty and your colouring is amazing.

You have two very beautiful cats BTW.

Donna x

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card love the stamp and your colouring

Suzi said...

Wow! Erica, this is gorgeous, I love the image with her fab fringed coat and her bellbottom trousers. So Hippy. Your colour combo and papers are fantastic. Love all those punched flowers too.
Hugs
Suzi x

craftyrufus said...

Loving the new sassy girls, What a stunning card!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! Just loving these new images! x

Juny84 said...

A very nice Card !!!
Many Greetings, Jenny

Gerrittina said...

Wat een mooi kaartje heb je gemaakt. Zoals gewoonlijk eigenlijk. Wat een lief stempeltje en wat past het allemaal mooi bij elkaar!! Mijn complimenten.

Groetjes, Gerrittina

Jayne said...

Beautiful card you made, just love all the new stamps from Simply Sassy ... I will hop around and see the others..


Jayne

Margreet said...

geweldig kaartje heb je met je nieuwe stempel Hippie Love gemaakt....mooi papier en die retro bloemen blijven het ook altijd goed doen!
xxx Margreet

Cor* said...

AAHhhhhhhhhhhh!! I want this Hippy LOve!! it is so cute! Way to go with the papers and layout! Stunningly wonderful!

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is so lovely, she is so adorable and I love the colour combo and the design layout absolutely superb,

Have a great Weekend,
Hugs Bridget x

Janet said...

What a nice choice of muted colors

Debs M x said...

great colours and colouring and your flowers are yummy x

Crafteezee said...

Doesn't she look fab all coloured up. Beautiful work Erica. Hugs Tracy x

annevctr said...

Just when I thought I could save some money. Love all new images .Lovely work .Hugs Vicky x

Gabbi said...

Erica this sassy card is so cute. You did a great job bringing out the hippie in her.

ChickieChirps said...

She's great! So hippie and the colours you have used are perfect for her!

Arabella

D K Crafts said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and layout and the image is beautifully coloured. Think this is my favourite. Donna

Rachel x said...

Hi Erica!! :)
Oh, this image is sooo gorgeous, love her outfit- I'm going to have to have this one very soon, I think!!lol I love your card an dthe colours you've used, too!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Mo said...

Wow, wow, wow... Erica this is gorgeous !!!
Hugs,
Mo

Victoria said...

love this beautiful colours used x

jojo79 said...

Gorgeous, I think I might agree about this being my fav of this release -so far ;)
Jo

*mieke* said...

Hihi...
Ik hop zo over op jouw blog! Wat een schitterende kaart heb je gemaakt zeg!!!
Groetjes Mieke

Debs said...

more gorgeous inspiration...love your papers too..off to check out the rest of the DT...hugs Debs x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Ericka ... lvoe the colour combo, and she is ao cute!
Cathy xx

Debc06 said...

Love the image and the colors you used to enhance it. TFs.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

manuela said...

SO CUTE.Ich hätte gerne alle Motive sie sind so süß.

Brenna said...

she is beautiful! I love the colours you chose! thanks for sharing
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Erica
A gorgeous and beautiful card,love the colour's and image is fabulous,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Heidi said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colour combo and a perfect image to complete. hugs heidix

Mette said...

Beautiful card using wonderful colour combo. Those flowers are delish and another adorable stamp. TFS

Hugs, Mette

Autumn said...

Beautiful Erica!! Love the colors and the flowers are fab!
xxAutumn

sparklingblackrose said...

Really beautiful :-) Elaine-xxx-

Chrissy said...

Your colouring is just beautiful.Those papers are just perfect for her.
Luv CHRISSYxx

weewiccababe said...

very pretty card - and the choice of papers is inspired
Debz
x

Fiona said...

wow love this Erica...this stamp is just so trendy!! Love your flowers too!!

Fi
x

Lorraine said...

This card is lovely. I really like this image aswell. It would be hard to decide which one to use first lol. Thanks for the blog hop.

Shazza said...

this is a gorgeous card, love those papers, not surprised you are using them again. Think she is my fave so far x

Debsg said...

She looks a real fun girl. Great card.

kaylou said...

awww this is so sweet, I love the heart strings and the soft colours.
Hugs Kaylou xx

sabine said...

Hai Erica,
Leuke kaart heb je gemaakt, de stempel vind ik echt schattig en heb haar nog niet eerder in deze hop gezien.
Ik vind de kleur combi erg goed gekozen.
Ik kijk alweer uit naar de volgende Sassy creaties en ga nu verder met de blog hop.
Mijn favorieten nieuwe sassy stempel is; Tammy.
Bedankt voor de kans op release stempels.
Tot maandag avond ik zal duimen.
succes allemaal,
groetjes, Sabine.

Sarah B said...

Gorgeous Fresh creation, I love the softness of the colours you have used, Hugs Sarah B X

Jane said...

OOooooo she is lovely! Love the papers!xx

Paula said...

The use of that cork heart with the lilacs is lovely & I do love those Retro Flower punches which as you say are very very apt in this instance. I love the softness with which you have coloured her & that little touch of blue in the flowery paper just catches the eye. The Stempelglede stamp is a lovely addition & I do like that stictching which picks up the cork colour so well. I do like the subtlety of your sentiment.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Juls said...

I do love this image, gorgeous colours and DP, and I love the little stitching detail! Hugs Juls

Karyn S said...

how sweet, this is one of my favourite colour combos and Sassy Hippie is gorgeous. these images are new to me and I cant believe I've been missing out for so long!

Sandra said...

This is stunning...i love this image and you've done a grand job with it!

Take care
San x

Lorraine said...

this is stunning huni i love the sketch of your card too its lush xx

Emma said...

Gorgeous Erica, love the purples and your flowers are just beautiful!

Karina said...

What a lovely card, Erica. Love it. And this image is such a cutie.
Hugs, Karina

Gina L said...

You're right, those flowers are perfect with this image. Great color choices!

shell said...

WOW i love this I think she is my favorite sassy so far.
Shell xx

CardArTart said...

This Hippie Chick is in love with that new stamp! Your colouring is wonderful too. :)

Mary Lou said...

Very very Hip Erica :)
Wonderful coloring and the flowers are so fitting!!!
Hugz

Anita said...

Erica, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is so pretty and I love the flowers you've added ... they're perfect for this card. Also love that little bit of stitching you added.

Hugs,
Anita

Casper said...

Hiya Erica,

How are you? I am Casper, Pleased to meet you.

Love your colours, muted & vibrant the right mix of colour & shade.The Background is so fab & co ordinated.

Fab stamp - I do a Hippie Hippie ahke if I win some Simply Sassy rubber!
Hee hee
and I will love you all too!


Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx

Casper said...

oops - I mean I do a HIPPIE, HIPPIE SHAKE.

Naughty Ghostie got all my spelling in a tangle with my Ghostie sheet ha ha

Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great card! Love the colors you chose to finish it :) those flowers are a nice touch.

Linda said...

GREAT CARD LOVE THE DP AND THE COLOURING OF YOUR IMAGE IS BEAUTIFUL X

Shirley N said...

Ahhh, isn't this sweet! Love your colors and beautiful layout and of course your adorable image!

Aussie Loz said...

oh, her face is just lovely and I love the colours you've used ♥

fionalawlor said...

So pretty! I love your colour scheme and the papers are gorgeous :)
Fiona x

Freya said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colour combo!! :)

Trickut said...

Your coloring is just amazing the colors are so perfect together. TFS
Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

saturated canary said...

i love the color combo you chose to work in...and your card is so girly and feminine...love!...great job girlie!:)

xoxo

Jenny said...

Deine Karte ist klasse. Die Farben, die Gestaltung, das Motiv- toll.

Annelies said...

Heel erg leuke kaart Erica! Ik probeer m'n copic kleurtechniek wat te verbeteren en ik denk dat ik hier wel wat van kan leren :) Bedankt voor de inspiratie! Groetjes, Annelies

Sandie said...

oh my!! This is just gorgeous!! Wonderul card. TFS xx

sandiblu said...

Gorgeous card Erica such subtle colouring !!!

Hugs, sandra xx

Dena said...

She is very pretty! Your card is awesome also! Such a great color combo!!!
Hugs, Dena

Sonia said...

This is stunning love everything about it.
Hugs Sonia xx

Allymcb1 said...

Erica

What a really beautiful card this is. The colours are so nice. I fell in love with this image straight away.
Stunning

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card, i think this is my favourite of the new images, she's very pretty and I love your colouring.
hugs
Michelle
x

mullesnuttan said...

Gorgeous Erica! Love those colours. I just love the stamps ( just waiting for my first ones to come abroad) and you just give them that extra touch that's lovely! ;)

Carisa said...

omgoodness, i absolutely love this! i think she may just be my favorite althought it is really hard to choose out of this release! :D

Angela said...

Very pretty card! Love your handmade flowers and the stitching add wonderful texture to your card! Of coruse this image is so sweet and you've colored her beautifully! hugs, Angela

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Erica! Mooie kleuren en prachtige details.
Groetjes van Jacqueline

Anneli said...

so cute stamp and so beautiful cards!

Hugs Anneli

Jennifer Dove said...

this soooo brings out the hippi in my..thanks for sharing!

...just Barbara said...

This is a cute image and I love her outfit. Great coloring and fabulous embellishments. ;D

kreative basteltante said...

Hi Erica, what a beautiful card. I love the papers and colours you've used and your colouring is perfect.
Hugs Manuela

Debs said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours and papers you have used. Beautiful Debs xx

Heike said...

Wow Erica, your card is amazing, love all the wonderful Details.

Big Hugs
Heike

JB said...

Stunning card , great color
combination .

Jenny

Inny said...

Een prachtige kaart, Erica! Mooie kleuren en papier!
De stempel is geweldig!

Groetjes, Henny

Mickie said...

Simply adorable!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card! Love that unique color combo and that new image!

Lizzie said...

Great card! Your wonderful color selections give this card a relaxing and natural feel, perfect for this Hippie Love stamp. Also, your flowers are so pretty and their centers are just the perfect touch.

Eulanda said...

This image is just fabulous and I love the color combo you chose to showcase her. I'm also luvin' those flowers. Gorgeous card!

Becky Dunham said...

This is so cute Erica! i love the colors you used for her. I thought Star Dust was my favorite from this batch but this Hippy Chick is toooo adorable. Of course Star Dust looks kinda hippy too - maybe that is why I like her :) Anyway, I love what you have done with this adorable stamp!

Kate said...

Lovely soft colours, great stamp and maybe a chance to win too!

** Kate **

Lillian Child said...

It's always such a pleasure to come to your blog and see your sweet creations. Thanks for sharing with us!

Kruemel said...

I so love your card! The soft and springish colors, the big purple flowers and those beautiful papers you used give it the look as if she´s standing in a fully blooming garden.

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

LouDotMac said...

Wooooooow! I love this - the colour combo, the textures, the spray of flowers, THE IMAGE, just wow!!

Really, really gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing. xo

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