A Huge Thank You

Thanks for taking the time to visit my Stampin' Up! blog. I would love for you to either leave a comment or follow my blog and then I can come and see your work and leave comments for you too.

Emma xx
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in England UK. All things Stampin' Up for card making, scrapbooking, wedding stationery, gifts, card making classes, scrapbooking classes, gift making classes.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Stamp Man Blog Hop, Candy, and Award Event




The Stampman are hosting this blog hop. The reason for this is not to create a new project, (because if you are like me you just haven't got the time to do it at the moment), but to showcase a project that you are proud to have done during 2009 and then you can place this award on your blog too.

You should have come here from the lovely Teri's blog and from here you will go to the lovely Lisa's blog. If you have come straight here then you can go to The Stampman and start from the beginning.



The project that I am going to showcase is one that I did really recently. It is my pheasant and this is for two reasons. Reason 1 is that I have finally mastered brayering and it is now a technique that I love doing, reason 2 is the fab trick that I learnt at Stampin' Up! convention about using a piece of felt as a stamp pad. Use a piece of felt and stamp the image with stazon ink so you have the outline. Using this as a guide, go over the image with different coloured re-inkers until you have finished colouring your 'image' and then use this as a stamp pad and you will get a fabulously coloured image without the hassle of using pens and then huffing at the end of it. The felt 'stamp pad' is also good for about 10 - 15 stamps as well.

There are lots of prizes to be won. The one that I have to tell you about are a selection of Moonglow products. I have some moonglow sprays and they are lovely. In order to be in with a chance of winning any of the prizes on this blog hop you need to leave a comment on ALL the blogs you visit including the Stampman blog. When you have all of the letters email them to thestampman@btconnect.com

This hop is from today and will carry on til midnight GMT 3rd January 2010.

Good luck and don't forget to comment on every blog to be in with a chance of winning. Now go and see Lisas blog.

My Letter by the way is N. Good Luck.

Until next time, happy crafting

Emma xx

86 comments:

  1. Ooh, love blog hopping, especially when there's a prize on every blog!!! Hugs xx

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  2. Hi Emma, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I love your card, very classy. Wish I could master brayering!! Loving this blog hop, hope I'm doing it right! Jo x

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  3. Loving your project and enjoying the bloghop too !

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  4. Hi Emma, Your card is great. I love when I learn something new that I can add to my creations, it makes them feel extra special. I've never heard of brayering, I'll have to look it up when I am done with the blog hop!

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  5. Hi Emma

    Great brayering and that pheasant is beautiful, definately a male of the specis with that plumage.

    B x

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  6. Stunning brayer work Emma, I haven't mastered it yet, it is top of my list for 2010.
    Hugs
    Christine xx

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  7. Great brayering! And isn't that a fab technique to use your felt pad to colour - great for making a number of cards. Although I have to say, I do like colouring in!! :) Beautiful card :)

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  8. Wish I was good at using a brayer, must pratice more, great card.

    Jenny x

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  9. What a lovely result. I must spend more time practising with my brayer ...

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  10. Lovely, lovely work... so elegant and creative!

    Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

    Saskia :)

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  11. Oh wow! That is beautiful! I love it! You have done well with the brayering - mine is still very much hit and miss!

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  12. Loving the blog hop. Your card is superb, love the colours used and the layout. Thanks for the letter, off to do some more hopping.
    Kim xXx

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  13. Hi Emma, i am loving all the beautiful cards on this hop! Love your card, what amazing brayer work and that sun is brilliant! Got my letter and i'm on my way again now - thanks for sharing that wonderful card, Jo x

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  14. Lovely work Emma and a fab way of colouring. I'm not a fan of colouring in images either and usually tend to use inks. Haven't yet tried the felt idea but will now give it a go.
    Thanks for the inspiration. Fliss x

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  15. Kay, what lovely brayering. I have vowed to master that in 2010 but not had a go yet.

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Thank you for the chance of winning this blog candy. I would love to be in with a chance of winning as I would put it to good use for my cards that I make to sell to raise funds for different charities. Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

    Best wishes,

    Kym xxx
    http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com/

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  16. Beautiful Card! You really have mastered these techniques! Thank you for the opportunity to try Moonglow products!

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  17. I love your card Emma - it's really beautiful.

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  18. Emma love this card, so serene, and great calm colours, hope you had a wonderful xmas, and looking forward to the new year....Hugs Avril xxxx

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  19. beautiful card Emma - I need to pracise more with the brayering but thanks for those tips xx Hilda

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  20. Thanks for the lovely eye candy and the technique you posted. Enjoying this blog hop for more reasons than one.

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  21. I never use my brayer enough - looking at your work though i must give it a go - i will read your instruction again - beautiful work :) x

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  22. Ooh, I've got the SU set with the pheasant in, love the card!!!! Hopping off again.....

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  23. I have never heard of Brayering but it certainly made your card beautiful! I am glad I found your blog! Thanks for the blog hop! *Candace*

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  24. I love that stamp and have used it at our weekly stamping session at a friend's house, beautiful card :)

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  25. great card and thanks for the next letter

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  26. Beautiful work..love the brayering. I love that pheasant too!

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  27. Lovely work thanks for showing, hopping along !!

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  28. Wow, your colouring is fabulous on this card!
    :o)

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  29. Beautiful card - and thanks for the tip with reinkers. This blog hopping is wonderful!

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  30. Such a lovely card....I discovered brayering this year but not as good as you yet.

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  31. Your brayering technique is really fabulous...thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  32. Gorgeous card hun.. never tried brayering myself but love the finish it gives :)

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  33. Interesting technique, it sounds very complicated, but gives a great effect

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  34. Beautiful image, and the background is stunning. I can see why it's a favourite project. Enjoying the Blog Hop!
    Sylvia xx

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  35. Well Done for mastering brayering. Your card is beautiful. Lovely to visit you on the hop. Gez.

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  36. Beautiful card, brayering looks wonderful when done well like yours, I'm still trying to get it right.

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  37. beautiful scene with great technique :)

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  38. Oh Emma you have done some beautiful coloring on this card. the peasant is so vibrant! TFS.

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  39. Love the card and tips too. Happy 2010 thanks Julye

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  40. Lovely card Emma, I've become addicted to brayering myself! Merry Christmas Elizabeth xx

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  41. Superb card love the pheasant! Such lovely colours.
    xoxo

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  42. Lovely work, I recently brought a brayer, I can't wait to try it now...

    x
    vicky

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  43. Thanks for the tips about the felt pad - i must give that a go some time!

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  44. Emma stunning card. I got brayer too but hardly used it. I just want to learn so many things abt stamping that I don't get to my brayer layely lol
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  45. My first blog hop is opening a whole new world. Your card is lovely going to have to look at that set again :)
    Happy New Year

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  46. Another fabulous piece of eye candy. I am loving this blog hop and picking up so many inspirational crafty ideas.

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  47. Great seeing all your projects ,xx

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  48. Brayering is an ART which you have obviously mastered, great card! I'm going hopping mad now!

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  49. Lovely card Emma. I've never tried using a brayer - never been brave enough. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Kat x

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  50. Great tip - bit like the Tim Holtz tip on Cut 'n' Dry but just as useful :) Thank you!

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  51. Lovely card and thanks for the tip, must try it soon.

    Lynn x

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  52. Your Pheasant is super neat! I really love how colorful it is! I would love to learn that technique!! Really beautiful card!! Very nicely done and I love the colors!!
    Thank you for the op to hop along! I am following along and would love if you would hop over and check out my blog and follow me along as well!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU
    and
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    HUGS
    Rach
    Queen La Rubba

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  53. Great card. I must dust off my brayer after having seen your great results. Thanks for the top tip too!

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  54. Still following. Great template for box thanks.

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  55. Hop, hop, hop...love your stamping technique..enjoying all this well needed festive exercise! Hop, hop, hop!

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  56. WOW, Emma. what a stunning and elegant card. you certainly HAVE mastered the brayer! (for the record, it terrifies me!)

    just beautiful - thanks for sharing! happy new year to you!

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  57. What a beautiful elegant card!

    hugs
    Mary

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  58. i like this card very much, thanks for showing it to us.

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  59. Wonderful card, wish I could brayer like that

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  60. Wonderful card - haven't got the hang of brayering but will keep trying - and have a go at the felt pad suggestion - thanks

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  61. Hi Emma,

    Gorgeous card and well done on the new techniques they are very effective.

    Hugs Ali x

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  62. beautiful card - I love the stamp set you used and will use this card as an inspiration when using the set - best wishes for 2010 - Lesley x

    http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

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  63. Having such a great time on this blog hop!

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  64. Really unusual card! Think I am addicted to Blog hopping now!

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  65. I think I need to get a brayer and practice, practice, practice. Your card came out lovely.

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  66. Lovely card. Seen a lot of pheasants around us but they are not the brightest with traffic- they have obviously been hitting the grouse for new year early!

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  67. Simply stunning. Wish my brayering looked that good!! LOL
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  68. Wow, just shows what you can do with brayering. I wish I could get the hang of it. Fabulous. Love this blog hopping too - hopping away. Liz x

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  69. Great brayering! I am trying to master it myself! Lovely card!
    Happy New Year
    SuzyX

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  70. Wow, that is lovely, my favourite technique to look at. never tried it myself

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  71. Great blog. Happy New Year. Tess x

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  72. Don't know if my previous comments have come through. Really liked the card and the tips were great Bee

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  73. I love this blog hop, I am seeing a lot of lovley new blogs.

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  74. Beautiful card. love the colours!

    Kimmi x

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  75. Wonderful card. The colouring on the pheasant is stunning.

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  76. Hi Emma and Happy New Year!
    Luv the card and the colours you have used, I luv the technique of brayering, got ot hop
    Shell :)

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  77. Happy New Year - I'm on the Blog Hunt but I have book marked your blog so I can return later. Loved your ideas for Christmas Cards x

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  78. I've enjoyed this blog hop and all the inspiration along the way. Happy New Year to you and your family, all the best Teresa.

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  79. this is so enjoyable hopping around

    lv toria

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