Sunday, April 15, 2012

Softpencil's 2nd Blog Hop

Hi all, hope you are well, I was so chuffed when Elizabeth emailed me and asked if I would take part in her blog hop, as Softpencil was the very first challenge I won way back when I first started blogging.
Anyway welcome to Elizabeth's blog hop celebrating the first year of her characters, the TIntwinies, the first year of Softpencil Studios relaunching and her 10th Aniversary as a professional artist. Elizabeth is also opening her own shop where all her products will be available: digi-stamps, clear stamps, stickers, rub-ons, kits for card making, scrapbooking and paper crafting (they also include her new line of papers) and more products coming soon!
If you have come from Elizabeth's blog   you have started in the right place.
I have used this cute image 'Growing Flowers in Pots' available here 
Card Twiddlybitz, papers Basic Grey 6 x 6 Sugar Rush

Beautiful ribbon from Crafty ribbons with a closer look at the button flowers and butterflies

Had these garden buttons in my stash for ages, just perfect for this garden scene

1- Annette Bowes   (HERE)
2- April Lower
3- Stephanie Serrano
5- Farida Rone
6- Monica Torres
7- Melissa Craig
8- Carole Rinear Chesser
9- Michelle Laliberte Quinno
10- Debra Miller
11- Heather D
12- Pauline Guttrey
13- Cyndi Kim  http://strwberizncream-cyndi.blogspot.com14- Mervi
15- Lola
16- Jessica Shelton
17- Monica Flores

and ends on Elizabeth's blog
The blog hop starts 15th April and ends 20th April

Now hope on over the April's Blog  April Lower

There will be several prizes,
Elizabeth will be choosing a winner for each blog hop (three winners) who´ll receive a gift certificate of $15.
All the players who participate by leaving their comments on each blog of 1, 2 or the 3 blog hops will receive a free digi-stamp of their choice (or 2, or 3 depending on how many blog hops they have played in and completed.  
You will have to write to to let her know that you have done this. 

Challenges I would like to enter:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #33 - Butterflies and add Some Flowers
Craft Your Days Away Challenge $43 - Metal
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #198 - Birthday Wishes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #212 - Spring Flowers
Sourthern Girls Challenge $42 - Fancy Folds
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #17 - Things with Wings
The Paper Shelter Challenge #59 - Buttons and Bows
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - April Showers Brings Spring Flowers
Crafty Creations Challenge #165 - Flower Power

Thanks for visiting, happy hopping, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. What a cute image! I love the scene and the beautiful colours :) I will have to check out the hop!

  2. This card is beautiful!
    Hugs Nicolet

  3. Beautiful card!! Love it!!!

  4. So cute and lovely card,
    blog hop greetings from Finland;-))m

  5. Love the easel card!! The butterflies are perfect!! So glad you joined the hop!! Blessings!

  6. OMG!!!! I love every detail of your card
    Greetings from Venezuela

  7. Hi Annete beautiful your Card I love every detail, the butterfly, buttons and the digi, helloes from México ;)

  8. love those buttons!! great card

  9. Your easel card is darling. Fabulous coloring. Happy to be in the Hop with you!
    Jessica S

  10. Love your beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at anything goes challenge.
    Emma xx

  11. This is adorable, love the embellishments.

  12. Me encanta como ha quedado tu proyecto, los papales y los colores me fascinan, y que te puedo decir de las imágenes que son tan tiernas.
    Saludos venezolanos

  13. hermosa tarjeta, felicidades

  14. This is so adorable!! Great use of buttons!

  15. Wow - this is so cute! Your garden looks so cute!

    Thanks so much for joining us at CYDA for our Use Metal Challenge.

    Julie x

  16. Bella, llena de detallitos, muy tierna. Felicitaciones

  17. Preciosa tarjeta, llena de detallitos muy tiernos. Felicitaciones (repito mi mensaje porque no salen :(....)

  18. Love the garden scene. It is lovely.

  19. what a great card, very cute and the buttons are amazing,congrats.

  20. Gorgeous card... love that image!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  21. Gorgeous card I love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  22. Very pretty card, full of beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge and good luck

  23. This is so cute and love the easel card. Love all those butterflies. Thank you for fluttering with us at FBW!

  24. So cute! I really like all the flower embellishments

  25. Hello..lovely creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  26. This is delightful, what a sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    hugs Julie P

  27. Those garden buttons are so cute and so is your card. Great job.

  28. Annette this is soo wonderful! I love easel cards and this one is just filled with delightful pretties...fab job :)

  29. preciosa! los colores muy bien elegidos

  30. Lovely card with a great scenery...thanks for playing with FFF!
    xxx Margreet

  31. Gorgeous card i love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx

  32. So cute - love all the extra little details!!

  33. Adorable image, great colouring you did a fabby creation. Love the details.

  34. Hi Annette this is gorgeous I really love that cutie image and what a fabulous design I love the embellishments, super card.
    Lorraine x

  35. Love your stuff! Great ideas and embellishments ; )

  36. So adorable! I love all the embellies you used!

  37. oh gorgeous so much to see and find, love it
    Hugs Kate x

  38. All those shaped buttons are amazing and love the image and how you have made it all come to life!!


  39. Beautiful card!!! Love the coloring!

  40. This is adorable. I love all the little details. Great job.

  41. Annette, what an awesome card! I love all the embellishments, love it!

  42. Absolutely adorable,fabulous colouring and love the embellishments!!! Thanks for the lovely comment!!

  43. Very cute! Thanks for joining our challenge here at Southren Girls. Kx

  44. This is adorable. I absolutely love those little garden buttons, they are perfect here.

  45. Thanks for the sweet comment you left at mine. This is one cute make, love the fresh colours. xx

  46. Oh that is so very cute Annette! Great to meet you in the blogosphere! Have a great week. Kim

  47. Annette what a lovely card , love the image and the shape well done I like your style of crafting and so I am following Hugs Elaine


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