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Monday, 25 February 2013

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

It's time for a new Lil' Inker Designs release and we are going to showcase new stamp sets and matching 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!

Before I  get onto my make, just wanted to announce the new designer to our team - Suzanne Dahlberg of The Card Yard!  Welcome Suzanne - you are a fab edition to our team!

For my first project today, here is my card using the new Circles and Diamonds stamp set that works with the matching dies...


I loved playing around this set!  It's so satisfying creating your own background rather than rely on designer papers.  I used various VersaMagic inks - these give such a gorgeous chalky look and it's so opaque too.  For the white I used ColorBox Frost White which I think is the best opaque ink out there!  I also used the Stitched Square Mat for the layering and a touch of twine to finish it off.



So back to the hop!  You should have come here from sweet Jen Carter and you now need to hop off to the lovely Sarah Jay.  You'll then want to pop off to the store here to see all of the new goodies!

See you tomorrow with day 2 of our hop! 


 

63 comments:

heidy said...

This is awesome MaryJ!
Love it!
XXX Heidy

Sarah said...

Gorgeous colors, Mary!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty card!! It almost looks like chalk!

Alicia Thelin said...

Gorgeous.... looks chalked to me!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Simple yet effective, love it!

Jolara said...

GREAT ! hugs joyce
ps i have a candy in my blog

Tracy said...

Great card!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fab card Mary love the different colour inks on the Kraft background x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Mary J

Elena said...

Fabulous Mary J!! So clean and graceful, I love colors you used and tones... Your card makes me really SMILE!!

Hughs,
Elena

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card. I love the design and the colours are so beautiful.
Sue xx

Gaelle Guimezanes said...

I just love that stitched mat die!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Mary and your fab colours...I've made a quilt using this Japanese pattern...

Anne

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie...

This is just gorgeous as always...

Love your colour choices too...

Huggles Pops x x x

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous card Mary :) TFS :) :)

coops said...

so stunning mary.fabulous striking design :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Mary... so different from your normal style.. but I really love how you've achieved the change!

And I'm closing my eyes for the rest of the week as I KNOW I'll want more L'il Inkers stash!

Hugs
Christine x

Amanda R said...

Love how you used the chalk inks Mary, it gives it a really neat finish.

Alyce said...

so beautiful! you are the master of cas. i love your cards you always make it seem so effortless and amazing! :D

Jana said...

So pretty

Sasha said...

This looks gorgeous, Mary. Your inking looks fabulous! x

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card!

Margie said...

Wonderful use of the new stamps!! LOVE!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, love the pattern and the fabulous colors.

Sue D said...

Cheery card--love the colors you used.

Barbara T. said...

Cool card. Love your use of colors.

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Simple and elegant.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous mix of colours on this card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful! LOVE the colors and vintage feel!!!

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Rachel Parys said...

My mom makes quilts, she would love this!! Very pretty!

SugarGem said...

Very pretty I love the distressed look you created. Reminds me of a cute beachy cabin quilt. Lovesugargem@gmail.com

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice...love the kraft background.

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE this! The pigment white on kraft is fantastic, gorgeous card!

Geri said...

Love the 'country quilt' feel of your card! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Petrella said...

SO CUTE! This looks like a SUPER FUN set!!!!

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is SO pretty Mary!! I love the background that you've created… it's a fab design! :-))
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Katina said...

Beautiful work Mary! I love the colours you've used. I agree about stamping your own backgrounds; I enjoy it too.
xx

marylouh said...

I love this. I can make a quilt without having to do all of the cutting, stitching, and griping (because I didn't do it right). I can't wait to get my hands on the stamps.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oohhh love the pretty colors you used on the kraft paper!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love this quilt look set! Great colors!
DeniseB

Susie Sugar said...

Very stylish Mary .....I really like it xx

donna mikasa said...

You've created such a beautiful background--lovely colors, too!

Suzanne said...

Oh Mary, I just love the look of white on kraft. This is so pretty -the sentiment banner is so eye-catching!

Kathleen said...

Gosh Mary is does seem strange not to see an image on your card. This is brilliant and such lovely colours.

Kath x

ScrapSoon said...

Ohw how cute is that die!!
LOVE IT.
You have made a really great card with is.
And so simple it looks.

Also thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!
You are a really got helper and an inspiration to me.

Thank you for being so sweet and kind to me.

Have a wonderful day!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is FABULOUS!! Love your coloring on kaft and that die - so super sweet !!!

Shelly said...

So terrific, your stamping is fantastic. I've never seen white ink so crisp and bright! You did a wonderful job with this card.
Shelly

PJ said...

Love love love your card!! Colors, white on kraft - all of it!

Isha Gupta said...

Love the design and colors Mary. Lovely card.

McStamper said...

Awesome card - love the colors.

C Wu said...

awesome card.

Tracy said...

beautiful colors! love your card!

Moosisk said...

What an awesome sauce card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Laura Pryor said...

Mary, wow! Just wow!!! I love the chalk look - so hot right now! This is so beautifully done!!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Mary and I love that background!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Beautiful Mary! Love the chalked colors.

Carrie Robinson said...

Ohhh Mary J I love this.....

Lea L. said...

Beautiful card!!

fabiola jaques said...

très joli...biz

Molecraft said...

Just brilliant Mary, love it!
Helen x

SHartl said...

this quilted background is fabulous! Love how it looks so different depending on the colors you use!

Dianne said...

03rd commentor"-" love the chalk look to very kool... Thanks for sharing Miss MJ, You know Mary J Blige is my favorite too:):)

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