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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Simply Sassy Christmas Blog Hop

Hey Sassy Fans!! So glad you could stop by today, and get a taster of some of the sneaks from the new Christmas release for Simply Sassy. The three girls we've been teasing you with through the week are just gorgeous aren't they?! Well now you have the chance to meet all six of them! We have them on show today through til Monday (midnight GMT) and the whole set will be available at Funky Kits from TODAY.

 

Now, if you've arrived here from Autumn's blog you're on the right track, if not, head back over to the Sassy Blog and get a look at the blog list. That way you know where you need to be heading! :)

I would like to introduce you too.. CHRISTMAS KISSES.. Come onnnn!! If these beauties aren't enough to make you start your Christmas cards now, I don't know what will cut it!


Look at her hair, for goodness sake. I wish my colouring could do it more justice. I have coloured her hair and skin using Copics and the rest has been colouring using PM's and a little touch of paper piecing. I have paired her up with some Christmas paper from a line by Cosmo Cricket - Mittens Weather collection. I love the unusual colours in this collection, the baby blues and purple and lilacs. Perfect for that little something different.

I know what you're thinking.. you haven't fussy cut her out Lou.. well, you're probably about as shocked as I am. I forced myself to just cut her out, and.. I did it.. aaand.. I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out. *wipes brow*


So I have fussy-ied the card up in other ways.. heehee. I've added some lilac and powder blue (they ain't the real colours but the names escape me..) roses from WOC - of course.. and added some Baby Blue Liquid pearls here and there. I have also added some ribbon, twine and a charm in an arrangement at the top - held together with a head pin. I've also made a custom head pin which sits on the other side of Christmas Kisses.

Last but not least is some faux stitching/ doodles I've added with a brown fineliner - as Mr Janome is broken for good me thinks! R. I. P. It makes me sad to think I'll never have real stitching on my cards for a while so let's not talk about that. Perhaps Santa will bring me a new one? ;)

Now it's time to head on over to Maria's blog and see what eye candy she has for you there!!

Remember: You must comment on all posts throughout the hop before it ends at Midnight on Monday (GMT) to be in with a chance of winning all six Christmas Sassys from the set. Good luck - you don't want to miss out on these girls, let me tell ya!
Blog Hop List:
Lou <-- You are HERE

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI - Kraft
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather
Stamps: Simply Sassy - Christmas Kisses; Whimsy Stamps Holiday Ticket Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; SU! Soft Suede
Colouring: Copics; PMs
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper; circle punch
Embellishments: WOC; Cream lace; Blue satin ribbon; white hat pin; custom hat pin; snowflake charm; natural twine
Misc: brown fineliner; baby blue liquid pearls

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Art Impression Stamps - Buttons and/ or Bows
× C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Include Stitching
× Crafty Purple Frog - Your Favourite Things [Simply Sassy, alcohol markers, Kraft cardstock, ribbon, tickets ]
× Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
× Digi Doodle Stop's Best - Anything Goes
× Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!! Have fun, and don't forget to tell us which of these Sassy girl is your fave! xo Lou.

65 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card love the fussiness of it lol.....I love cards with lots of bellies on them. Fabulous image her hair is lush.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  2. Love it Lou, especially the accent on the Mistletoe, so clever :D!

    Hugs,
    Erica

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  3. Gorgeous card Lou, fabulous colouring and great details. love this image.
    Hugs
    cathy xx

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  4. Hi Lou, what a gorgeous card. The image is beautiful and your colouring is stunning. Love the kraft cardstock and pretty colours. Off to carry on with my hop! Hugs, Denise x

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  5. Woo Hoo Lou, your on the Sassy hop, lol. Gorgeous work and those copics are really starting to flow now. Love the colour scheme and the layout and all those little touches. Hugs Tracy x

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  6. Wow, great card!! Love the colours and your colouring... wow!! Hugs xx

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  7. Hi Lou, A fabulous card and a great colour combo. Just love this Sassy image and she is coloured beautifully. Gorgeous piece of lace and fab bow.
    hugs
    Marion

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  8. beautiful card Lou, love the kraft touches and the colouring is perfect
    Debz
    x

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  9. She is FAB!!! Love everything, her hair looks wonderful!!!! love the colours you have used too! Oh and the tickets!! xxx

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  10. Gorgeous card and lovely papers used. Hugs Marion

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  11. ohh, I am so going to get this image, she is so...Sassy...I think!
    The embellies are just right too...not too much, just enough
    Dot xxx

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  12. very pretty. I love the lilac and kraft together with the lace and flowers! this new release is so sassy - I love all these new images and am so glad to see a christmas release early!

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  13. Super card, Love the colors~ Thank-you for sharing ...
    scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@comcast.net
    http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  14. Gorgeous card sweetie!! Love your coloring and the color, you know I love purple!!

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  15. Lou, Lou, Lou this is absolutely amazing girl! love your colors and I wouldn't fret too much about the ol sewing machine. Your faux stitching is perfect!

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  16. this is so so fabby!!! Love the colours you have used, and your use of Kraft, I am loving the rounded edges and all your lovely layers!!! Hugs Juls

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  17. Lou, your Christmas Kisses image looks fabulous on this great card. Beautiful work. ~ Rose

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  18. i think her hair looks gorgeous, loving the embellies and liquid pearls, and the faux stitching looks great!

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  19. back again with my dt hat on! hmm did i miss anything, love the twine with the ribbon/pin/charm and the tickets are fab-u-lous!
    Thanks for joining the ‘Stitching’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
    Debbie Dt x
    (Visit my blog, I have candy! http://ribbondreams.blogspot.com/)

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  20. gorgeous card...love the colours and the little mistletoe...so cute!!

    Fi
    x

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  21. You stopped me in my tracks - I sat & looked, & could feel the tears pricking with pleasure......what a gorgeous combination of it all. Love the way you've edged it with the doodles & the inking - lovely & soft. I love your liquid pearls (how did you get them so beautifully shaped??) & the randomness with which you've placed them (including on that snowflake on the ticket). The apper piecing is lovely with this & the way you gave her aqua eyes just lovely with the brown hair. I really like how you've sparated the mistletoe element from the image & how the little ribbon, snowflake, twine & pin embellishment echo the shape of it. By the way I've thought of crocheted flowers too, my Mum loved making them. Now before Blogger throws a hissy fit & banishes my comemnt....... Thanks for such a feast.
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Wow such a great card. Love how you popped the mistletoe. Very clever. Cute image. Cant wait to start my christmas cards.

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  23. Beautiful card - your colouring is fantastic!
    Stacey x (134)

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  24. Lou, this is gorgeous sweetie! I love the colors you have used and the little tickets are so perfect.

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  25. this is adorable! i love how you popped up the mistletoe - it really adds to the element of the card. you colored her beautifully!!! you totally did justice. ;)

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  26. Beautiful crad Lou and love the way you have used non "traditional" colours !

    Hugs, Sandra xx

    p.s. her hair is gorgeous !!!

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  27. Love the colouring and how you lifted the mistletoe another fab creation.

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  28. What a lovely card. I like it very much.

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  29. Wow, what a wonderful creation, lovely Details and colors.

    Hugs
    Heike

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  30. Love the way you've paper pieced her spotty skirt.

    ** Kate **

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  31. WOW.. this is beautiful.. I am not a huge purple fan.. but you have changed my mind.. great creation.. HUGS

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  32. Gorgeous card sweetie! Love it. Susan xx

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  33. Hi Lou, WOWZERS! this is stunning Mrs. Love the new Sassy and awesome colouring and her hair is just so beautiful, it's so glossy. Love all of the very scrummy details, so gorgeous, love it!!

    Hope you had a lovely day and a fab catnap. :o) I'm really good hun and you are so lovely to ask, have a great evening. Hugs.

    Donna x

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  34. Great card. Love the kraft and the purple - just fab! Hugs, Marie xx

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  35. fantastic card lou.am so loving these new sassy and i love your stunning colours and details :D

    xx coops xx

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  36. Love the mistletoe. Great card.

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  37. Beautiful card, love your layout and colors! Your image is sweet and your coloring is gorgeous!

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  38. This was beautiful. Love the colour combo and all the little details:)

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  39. Awesome! I love the coloring!! Tanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs, Hilde

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  40. Love this Lou...I love her hair!xx

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  41. Hi Lou!!
    What a great card.
    Your colouring is just wonderful. Love the Mistletoe
    over Sassy's head :o)
    Great detail with all of your paper piecing, pin and flower details.
    Hugs, Candy

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  42. Love it Lou. The colours are so fun for a christmas card. And the embellishments work so well.
    Great inspiration,
    Laetitia xx

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  43. Lou, This card is simply divine! I love everything about it- your paper piecing, the colouring, the layout, all your fabulous embellishments, can I go on? Sheila:)X

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  44. Fantastic Lou!! Love your color choices, no the norm, but gorgeous all the same! It's so much fun to use different colors for Christmas...no more of that just red, green, and blue nonsense :) Great job!
    xxAutumn
    p.s. your coloring is beautiful, I just can't do that style of hair coloring,lol

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  45. WOW that purple does her justice!! This is just gorgeous and I love your coupons!! And wow you made her eyes just pop! So pretty! TFS! Hugs!

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  46. Hi Lou
    A gorgeous and beautiful card love the colour's ,fabulous sassy,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  47. Wow amazing how changing the colours can give the same stamp an whole new feeling , just love this card...
    hugs Kath...

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  48. Beautiful card. Love the kraft and lilac together, non-traditional but looks FAB. Beutiful colouring.

    Hugs, Mette

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  49. This is stunning Lou, I love the lilacs and deep cream. Gorgeous creation. Your colouring skills are fab.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  50. Aww Lou honey this is amazing petal!
    I'm so loving her and you've made her look stunning! Just love it!
    hUGS Melly xxxx

    ps Sorry ate all me pizza at Frankie and Benny's lol xxx

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  51. I love the Simply Sassy Stamps!!!

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  52. WoW! I love this card. Loving the colours you have used and what you have done with the mistletoe to make it POP out of the image. Love those tartan papers too and the lace, just beautiful.
    Lxx

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  53. Stunning luv the colours, wish I had hair like that,
    Chris x

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  54. Fab card Lou.
    Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Challenges this week & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  55. Gorgeous card Lou! Love the non-traditional colours and that amazing new stamp of course! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  56. Love your card! Totally awesome:)

    Janette

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  57. Just stunning!! Fabulous colours and beautiful detail! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

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  58. Brilliant, Lou. Live your colour choices too!

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  59. Such a darling card, and I love your colouring, it's fab

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  60. Wowsa! Beautiful card. Love everything about it
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges
    hugs,
    julie

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  61. Lou, this is just beautiful! I'm just discovering these stamps and am in love with them! Great job on this card!

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  62. Wow, your coloring is amazing! I love this card and your stitching. Hugs, Karen

    P.S. I've candy on my blog, hope you will come by and check it out!

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  63. Hi Lou,
    great card hun, as usual your colouring is amazing and I love your choice of papers!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our stitching challenge, love Jacky x

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  64. Woh!! Fantastic card and great colouring!! Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

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