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Monday, 21 January 2013

Day 1 of the Lil' Inker Designs new release hop!

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It's time for a new Lil' Inker Designs release and we are going to showcase new stamp sets by Sugar Kissed Cottage designer Lindsey Amschler and dies over a three day blog hop!  And of course what's a blog hop without prizes?  Make sure you comment as you hop long - the more you comment, the better your chance of winning!  We'll be giving away prizes for two $10 store credits!  You'll definitely want to hop!

For my first project today, here is my card using the new Balloon Builders stamp set that works with the Balloon dies and also the new String die...





I used the stars from the white balloon on the blue balloon - no wastage here!  I also stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Builders set onto the Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die and topped off the string die with a little flat backed gem.  I am going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge for "what are you famous for?" (CAS cards!)
  

And here is my second project using the very sweet Lots of Love...




I also used the sweet flower papers from the Echo Park Love Story pad against some Pink Petticoat gingham digi paper, softly distressed around the edges.



So back to the hop!  You should have come here from Lindsey and you now need to hop off to the store here to see all of the new goodies!

See you tomorrow with day 2 of our hop!




60 comments:

Tress said...

Mary, the balloon card is exquisite! I love the graphic look! Wow!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! Love the clever use of dies and fresh colours of the balloon card and old fashioned sweetness of the second one.

Silli said...

Soooo cute gf! Love the cards, love your coloring! xoxo

Alicia said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I love the blues on the balloon card, and the coloring on the 2nd, is wonderful!

Amy Kolling said...

Woweeee!!! Love the star die cut panel down the side on your first card Mary! And that colored cute image? To die for! Just impeccable coloring! Fab!

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,fabulous image and papers.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards. I really do love that balloon with the cut out stars and fabulous colours. The image on the second card is adorable and coloured beautifully.
Sue xx

JUDI said...

MARY, I love both cards they are very cute and well done. On the Balloon card the star die, or punch on the background really caught my eye. Where did you get it? I love that you used the punch-outs from one balloon to the other.
The 2nd card looks so vintage and very cute.
With Love Judi

theCook said...

Well done Mary, love both cards, on the first one it's the star border that I find amzing, on the second it's just that image which is so cute...

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, what a fabulous design, huggles Pops x x x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards Mary just live the balloon one and adorable image on your second card...

Anne

Dilyana said...

Both are super cute <3 :-)

Carrie Robinson said...

Two fabby cards honey... I do love the balloon one!! xx

Lisa V. said...

Both cards are beautiful. They both have their own charm.

maria f. said...

What perfect use of the doily and lace trim to carry on the vintage feel of the image.

Amanda R said...

Mary these are both sweet but I have to say I am in love with the little girl card! Very vintage and love the details!

Christine L said...

Hi Mary..

These are both gorgeous... I especially like the balloons! I got a little package from L'il Inkers this morning that I'd been waiting for... so it's up in my craft room for me this afternoon!

Hugs
Christine x

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Mary J
Both cards are amazing . How versatile is your style ! Love the balloons of course and the the star border , but the second well is my fav . The sweet image and gingham paper along with the doily , bowled me over .
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Mary!! Look at all these comments! Your readers love you!! What wonderful projects these are! Loving the balloon card and what you did with all the stars and of course I'm in love with you colored card. It's totally totally gorgeous!!!!!!!! It has such a fantastic shabby chic feel. I love the use of the little eyelet trim!!!! SWOON!!!

Anita said...

Both are adorable but I have to say I love the second card. It's so vintage and the coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

Susan Flynn said...

Oh love these Mary J, I loved the balloon dies when they first came out and these are the perfect finishing touch! x

Sue D said...

Great balloon card--I like the cut out stars. Very sweet second card. I like the doily and gingham.

Chitra Nair said...

Both the cards are beautiful..Love the new release..

Alyssa S said...

These are fabulous!! I have the same paper picked out to go with the little baker...maybe I'll switch it out since I don't have the card made yet ;o)

Rachel Parys said...

I LOVE those balloons!! And that pink card is adorable, so girly!! Great job on both!

Barb said...

Reminds me of making cookies with mom. Very nostalgic!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I love the new balloon and balloon strings dies! And your coloring on the second card is fabulous! Love that sweet new design!
DeniseB

Annette said...

wow these are awesome.. I love the new release..

Marjorie said...

Oh my! What fabulous cards Mary J.. gorgeous layouts on both of them.. I do love your balloon card.. I love the colours! and your second card is so girly.. love it!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Jayne said...

I really like the monochromatic balloons. Very nice examples.

heidy said...

Both cards are so gorgeous Mary J!!
XXX Heidy

Sue said...

Wow! these are gorgeous Mary! I love the CAS card …the fab balloons and stars look wonderful ….
and your 2nd card is So scrummy! love the image and your colouring is awesome! the papers and embellies are really pretty! :-))
Hope you have a good week!
Stay safe and warm!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are both so fabulous. Love the balloons and all the stars, what a great design. LOVE the stiring in love card you made and colored up so beautifully, fabulous card design.

Shelby said...

Both of these cards are wonderful and absolutely love your versatility in your skills!

Shelby

Kathleen said...

The balloon card is fantastic, love the shape and colours.

Second card is very sweet and pretty, love all the lace.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Two gorgeous cards Mary, love them both.

Donna x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, the balloons are fabulous and I love the stars panel down the side. Lovely CAS card. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

RedGem said...

I just love this stamp/die set. I love how you used the white stars and adhered them to the white balloon.

PJ said...

Love both of your cards! The shabby chic feel is awesome!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous work! LOVE the striking simplicity of the first one - and the total infusion of girly-ness on the second one! BEAUTIFUL!

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Moosisk said...

WOW! Fantastic cards! I am loving the new release. :D

Lisa M said...

ALL of your cards are so clean and precise and completely professional. You do amazing work. Love that balloon string die and the double layering of the balloons themselves. Very nice card Mary and your second little baker is just darling. I love the dainty doily and the lace that really softens up the card to the right age of her. These are both wonderful!
hugs,
Lisa xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Both really sweet cards.

usagypsy said...

Great cards! I just love the little baking girl. I know several bakers that would enjoy getting a card made with her!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so cute! Love the stars down the side! I also love the doily and image on the second card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! These projects are wonderful, I love the new dies, but that second card just blew me away, your coloring is amazing, and I love that doily!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very sweet cards...love the blue theme on the balloon card and the sweet image on the 2nd.

Pam Sparks said...

awesome cards Mary! So creative and fun!

Tracy said...

Wow is there some major cuteness going on here Mary. The balloon card just reaches out and grabs you with those great colors and the vintage stamp is framed so beautifully with the doily and fun tag. TFS these!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love, love, love your balloon card!!! The vintage looking one is fabby too!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Your first card just pops, and the second card is so soft & feminine! TFS!

fabiola jaques said...

vraiment superbe! biz

Jennifer Scull said...

your cards with these fun stamps are just as cute as can be! :)

Molecraft said...

Oh, love that balloon card, it's brilliant and your second one is gorgeous too!
Helen x

Olivia said...

Both are so pretty..love the bright colors and great use of dies.

Theresa said...

Goodness, these stamps and dies look like waaaayyyyy too much fun!!!

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