Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blog Hop, Prizes and New Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks

Happy New Year! If you are joining us on our Second Blog Hop and you came from Melissa's Blog (My Paper Obsession) you are in the right place. If you are joining me just because and would like to join in on the fun of the blog hop please go back to Leanne's Blog (Banking On Crafts) and go all the way through.

I want to personally thank Victoria, Christy and Dee for being our Guest Designers for the fall they shared some awesome inspiration.

This week we are having our Second Blog Hop, looking for 3 new Guest Designers and we each have prizes on our blogs. We also have an amazing challenge this week and our most talented hostess with the mostess is Leanne. She has issued us a fabulous challenge which I will get to in a moment.

Here’s the low-down on the Blog Hop:

Each Chick has graciously donated a prize to be given to one lucky Blog Hopper who leaves a comment on the Chick’s blog. The winners will be chosen by each Chick using

To be eligible to win Blog Hop prizes, participants must: (a) become a follower of the 4 Crafty Chicks blog; (b) leave a comment on each of the Chicks’ blogs; AND (c) leave a comment on the 4CC blog.

Would you like to join the 4 Crafty Chicks as a Guest Designer? If you participate in this week’s Sketch Challenge and would like to be considered for February, March or April's Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

Now onto our fabulous challenge from Leanne!

(first one is a scrapbook layout and the second one is a card) They are awesome just pick one or do both if you want :)

Scrapbook sketch

Card sketch

Here is my card. This card is for my son who is turning 15 on the weekend. For the three lines on the bottom right, I chose to use 3 staples. It is so hard too see but I figured they were a good touch for a young man. Loved these colors and the blue jean look. Stampin Up stamps and square scalloped punch, cajun craze ink, twine, staples and Martha Stewart punch. It is a fairly clean and simple card.

The order of our blog hop is:
Tamie (you are here)
4 Crafty Chicks' Blog

Our next stop is Lori's (Inkingly Yours).

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges where there is great inspiration.

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant #129 - Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday#67- Anything Goes ( my tip for my card is that if you don't want to rip or ink your paper to distress, a good old fashioned pair of scissors will do, I distressed on my left hand side of the card).

Paper Sundaes #101 - Something Old and Something New (my Lovely as a Tree stamp and birthday stamp are old and my new is the paper and twine).

Thank you so much for everyone for stopping bye to take a peek, I really appreciate you stopping and for any comments left. You all help me to be a better crafter.


  1. sweet birthday card. I really like the use of the lovely as a tree stamps here. I'm off to play with the card sketch myself.

  2. Hello Tamie .. such a great idea with the twinnery, very pretty card.
    Yulis xx

  3. Love what you did with the twine! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Perfect masculine card and I love the twine!

  5. Awesome card for Tristan, Tamie! I love the twine and the colors you chose :)

  6. Hello Tamie. Fab card, great colours and lovely combination of papers. I love the image and the detail and texture is just great. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  7. very nice card, I love the sketches... maybe I'll do both! lol

  8. lovely masculine card, these are always hard for me, but you have done an excellent job.. thanks for sharing..

  9. What a wonderful card and I love your TWINE ties at the bottom! So clever! Hope you are well. I am hopping along! :-) How fun. And so happy you are all doing sketches!!

  10. Great job, love the tree, always my favorite SU stamp. Great job on the blog hop. Here's to 4 CC 2012 Cheers!

  11. Very pretty! Love this tree... always will! Great for a guy card too! Saw it on MIM!

  12. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


  13. What a great boy card! Really like the masculine outdoorsy feel of the papers.

  14. Fabulous male card. love the SU tree, one of my favourites.Great papers...
    Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. I like the tree image. Love that it can be a Christmas tree or an everyday tree.


  16. Great card! Love the color combo!

  17. What a cool giveaway. I like the stamp sentiments.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  18. I've looked around in your blog, and here there are many different things to look at and be inspired by :O)

  19. Great card for a guy! you dont see alot of "guy" themed cards...Loving the Blog Hop!

  20. Lovely card. CAS, nice colour combination. Great use of sketch. I'll try to do some card using this one too.

    Have a lovely day, Katarina

  21. Great card. I love that you used a pine tree on a birthday card and not a Christmas card!

  22. Love the rustic feel and the way you did the twine! This would be a perfect male card! Thank you for this blog hop! It's so much fun!

  23. Hi Tamie,

    I really like the masculine colours and feel to your card. The layout looks fabulous done this way. Thanks also for the blog hop and the chance to not only win some goodies but to be in the running for GD spot! Woooo Hoooo.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  24. Great card! I love that tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Great card and neat tip!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)