Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop




Hi all. As we all going through this uncertain time and doing our part staying at home, we all looking for ways to bring joy to others. For us, card makers, one way to do that is by sharing creativity and inspiration for others to create. And, of course, to actually sending out the cards that we've been making.

Along with The Ton stamp company, I am joining over 100 cardmakers with #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop hosted by Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow. This is just a fun blog hop filled with fun projects. Of course, there are major giveaway going on as well (see below for details). 

Get yourself a drink or two (there are lots of blogs!!) and join us for a line up of inspiration. I hope you enjoy this hop. So, let's get on with the card, shall we?

I am so obsessed with the latest release sets from The Ton. All the products I used on my cards today are from The Ton. I can't resist playing with the gorgeous Lily Fields




I love using random color combination on my card. Often I start with no plan and just go with whatever I feel by the time I start coloring. I started by stamping and heat embosing the image on a piece of watercolor cardstock and then watercolor it using Tombow and Karin markers.




Added details to the flowers with white gel pen. Adhere the panel to card base & then for sentiment I die cut the letters for hugs using Modern Alphas Coverplate Dies from silver foil cardstock. Stamp the rest of sentiment on a strip of cardstock (from Layered Floral Alphas set)

I was going to do just 1 card, but then I started playing again & ended up with another card with different colors.



No rhyme or reason why I chose these colors for my lilies. I was just having fun watercoloring. My therapy. :)




On this card, for the sentiment I die cut the word you from Brushed You Dies. Layered it 4 times with the base layer made of silver foil cardstock. Otherwise the letter just disappear with all the colors. The sentiment Thinking of You from Brushed You set.

There you go. 2 cards from me that in my opinion totally screaming spring is here!! :) From here please hop on over to Kari VanNoy. In case you missed any link, you can find the complete list at Catherine Pooler's blog or at Hedgehog Hollow blog.

Did I  mention that we have amazing giveaway??

THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.

Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Well peeps, that's all from me. Thank you to Erika who organized this massive hop. Have a blessed Friday everyone and may you find lots of inspiration along the way. Cheers.....

Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 GC on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
Hedgehog Hollow - one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
Heffy Doodle - £35 voucher for the store
Whimsy Stamps - $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
The Ton - $20 GC (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Ellen Hutson - $35 GC
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 GC
Ink on 3 - $35 GC
Brutus Monroe - $50 GC
STAMPlorations - $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
Trinity Stamps- $25 GC
WOW! Embossing Powder - two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe
Greeting Farm -$25 GC
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 GC
Pear Blossom Press -$25 GC
Trinity Stamps -$25 GC
Paper Sweeties - $50 GC
Xyron - Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
Beacon - Product gift bag
Artesprix - Getting Started Kit
iCrafter - $20 GC
Joy Clair - $25 GC
Dina Kowal - Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
Rabbit Hole Designs - $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
You're Next Stamp - $25 GC
Taylored Expressions - $50 GC
Pink and Main - $25 GC
Unity - two $25 GC
Dress My Craft - $35 GC

137 comments:

Barb said...

I love the colors of this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

Nicole said...

oh, wow! These are beautiful. Seriously, fabulous work! Makes me happy looking at them. Thank you!

Justin Averill said...

OMG. Your colors are absolutely amazing!! Thank you so very much for sharing!

Gail said...

Great background - beautiful work!

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Priya said...

Beautiful lilies

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Beautiful Lilly’s!

Deb said...

Wow, stunning cards, I absolutely love those lilies!

Isabel Z said...

Beautiful!

Lois said...

Ooohhh! Such pretty flowers!

*Vicki* said...

I can see why you fell in love with these flowers! Really gorgeous colors and designs!! TFS!

deb c said...

You are an amazing artist!! I love both of these cards so much! Yes, they do scream SPRING!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gift!

Sandy said...

Your cards are definitely works of art! You can frame them, they are so beautiful.

Jenny McGee said...

Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

Lisa said...

I love the white embossing and watercoloring! And the dies... so good! Thank you for the inspiration!

berucrafts said...

wow... what for wonderful design... love so many flowers on one card, also the color choice. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

Connie Lutz said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome colors on these gorgeous lilies!

Dolly LaBelle said...

Delightful card! Thank you for sharing!

Margery C said...

Beautiful colors for the flowers. Love these happy cards.

Kim B said...

So pretty!

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! Your flower coloring is amazing! I love the soft colors!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Delicious in both colourways! Love that beautiful stamp set and the way you've coloured the lilies is so fabulous. A riot of colour and joy! Love the two ways of adding the sentiements too! Truly gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Christine said...

Lilies are a favorite flower of mine, and these are gorgeously displayed in such wonderful, surprising shades. Love them!

Ginger said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Brenda G. said...

I love the colors and lillies!! :)

mamawcindy said...

Love the colors you used for your beautiful card and love how you used the white gel pen. Thanks for sharing

Debi Lowery said...

Beautiful lilys. TFS

Susan Y said...

Gorgeous cards! They do scream Spring! Thanks for sharing and participating! Stay safe and healthy!

abhoneyab said...

Great ideas! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!

sannalippert said...

oh, such lovely cards! love the coloring and the color combos so much!

Gina K said...

The white details on the flowers give them an extra pop and I love how you did the sentiment. Pretty card!

Evelyn said...

I love the colors you used and the white detail is perfect.

Joyce Stuart said...

Happy lilies. white accent pops.

Kelly said...

this is a real stunner. Took a second look to see the "you" how cool is that. I bet this is AMAZING in person. just beautiful.

Sue D said...

Pretty cheery cards--love the colors.

Becca Yahrling said...

Such pretty cards! I love lillies.

Robyn said...

Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Wilcox said...

Beautiful flowers! I love both versions!!!

Carol Wortman said...

Now that screams spring and joy!! Lillies are perfect for the times. Beautiful. Thanks and please be well!

Karyn said...

Very pretty!

Deeps said...

These cards are so pretty. I live the colors you chose.

Lindarub said...

Love all the colors on the flowers!

Eve N said...

Very pretty card. Thd Ton always have interesting stamps.

Marylin S said...

Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and for sharing the joy with us!

sharon g said...

I like the different colors you chose. Nice

Laurie K. said...

Like your sentiment and all the gorgeous flower colors.

Mary F said...

You doing amazing coloring. And the colors are so pretty together

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Love your color combinations and those beautifully colored flowers... and that huge You... I am pretty sure I need that!

Jane Harrah said...

Now that is what I call a couple of WOW cards!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards!

Phyllis said...

Fun lilies.

Michelle said...

Love how you colored the lilies. Such fun colors.

Cheryl said...

These are beautiful cards!


Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

I love your cards. I need this stamp! It is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I love the soft, pastel palettes on these cards - beautiful!!

Chrystyna said...

Fantastic cards - vibrant and colorful! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Jaw dropping beauty as always! The flowers and soft colors are such a perfect pair on these cards! Thanks for the inspiration Vera!

Crafty Amy said...

Wow! such beautiful cards! Thank you for inspiring me :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Natalie said...

Lovely lilys, nice colorwork

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creation! I love how you colored the lilies and popped the sentiment! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Your color choices are gorgeous!

gail said...

might be random color ,but it's real pretty

Joy Wilson said...

Wow Hugs, Joy
Joyfully StampsI love these flowers! Thank you for the inspiration!

Karen B. said...

Wow, stunning! Stunning coloring and stunning design.

Nandini said...

Thanks for the amazing inspiration! These cards are really beautiful! I love the colors you have used.

ksdavis1947 said...

Great flower background image! Love the colors you chose and the focus on the blooms.

Teri S. said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the colour combos on each one, but especially the 2nd. I also really like the Lily Fields from the Ton, as well as that wonderful capital letters Alphabet die.

Ava Gavloski said...

Yes, looking for spring

ksplumlee said...

I'm in love with the Lilies. Being a florist, I love colorful flowers on a card. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

CJordan7496 said...

Lovely cards!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Lisa Byers said...

I’m in love with these lilies!! How beautiful!! You did a wonderful job!!

Robin M said...

Love the colors! So springy!

Aimee's Stamping Adventures said...

Wow, your coloring on both cards is amazing. I absolutely love Lily Fields from The Ton. I can see this being used for so many occasions throughout the year and definitely a must have stamp. Stay safe.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

creativetimewithme said...

Love your cards!!! The colors make me so happy<3<3<3 Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay crafty!

Roberta Stevenson said...

The colouring on your card is absolutely STUNNING! Wow! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

Amy Martin said...

What a Beautiful card!!! Love it!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Well, your no rhythm or reason on color choice was amazingly, spot on. So wow. Thanks for sharing

Karen Ondes said...

Nothing like big, bold flowers to get ya going. How adorable!

Mirella said...

These are really lovely, I love the colours of the first card especially!

Sidelle Menon said...

stunning cards Vera! love the color combo on both of them xx

Dee Earnshaw said...

such pretty cards - love the coloring

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty colors! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!

Daria Z. said...

These do scream "spring"!! Both are just lovely, Vera but I think I'm partial to the color combo with the pink.

Cindi said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the different colors.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. The colors are gorgeous.

Debbie Bonner said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors you chose. I like the second one a little bit more.

Tami said...

I don't see the Ton stamps often and am loving what I'm seeing in this hop. I'm definitely buying these lilies -- they are my absolute favorite flower and I love how you used them to create your cards -- just gorgeous!

Kristina H said...

I love the Lily Fields background stamp! It's on my wish list! Your cards are GORGEOUS!

Mendy said...

Such pretty colors. Love what you created.

Heather said...

These are both gorgeous!! I've not seen lilies in all of these colors before, but they really make for some stunning cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful lily flowers! Love the pretty colors you used!

Jessie said...

Beautiful cards

Sammy said...

Oh these are stunning! Beautiful colours!

Annamarie's Blog said...

Hi I love both your cards. The colour combinations are so pretty. I love the second pastel one, very calming colours. Your first card is so juicy, the colours make your mouth water! xx

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards Vera and I love all the beautiful colors of your flowers! So happy and perfect for Spring. Beautiful job!

cebelica said...

These cards are very elegant and pretty. I love them. xx

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the mix of colors on
the cards. I think my
fave is the first one.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karthikha said...

These flowers are sooo beautiful! Love them! <3

Donna Hawkins said...

The flowers on your card are amazing. Thanks for helping to spread joy
.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love your cards! Gorgeous watercoloring!

KimC said...

Such a beautiful card, so colorful. Love the watercolor. Thanks for sharing.

Ms. Tamp said...

Good share. Nice coloring examples.

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love those colors.

Reneeleeak said...

What beautiful Spring cards! I love how you did the die cut "You" on the 2nd card.

Jamie said...

So many fun techniques to try. I haven't embossed and then water colored before, but I think I will give it a try now! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Peffer said...

These cards are both beautiful, but I am so drawn to the second one. It is stunning! Hard to believe you can get such results from a marker. Well done! TFS!

Jen said...

Beautiful. Having fun on the hop.

Germaine said...

Such a sweet, colorful card!

Susanne Wichert said...

What a nice card! :)

Vivian C. said...

Great cards. The joy you had making them shines through. The white gel dots really make the flowers stand out.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card!
LOVE your layered lilies and delicate colours, a BEAUTIFUL HUG with a fold in the middle :)
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

Lynn Hill said...

I like both cards but I really like the one with orange in it the best! I have not used watercolors on a cart at this point but am encouraged to attempt it at this point. Thanks for sharing on this gigantic blog - it took me a while to get this far down the list but I am definitely working my way through all of the posts because there is so much great inspiration.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards - the lilies are gorgeous and the colors are so cheerful

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow these Easter lilies look amazing.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used. I took a peek at The Ton website last night and saw this lily stamp. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for participating.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful color choices. The silver sentiment is the perfect accent. Thanks for sharing

Jennifer C. said...

Beautiful coloring on your lilies! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

Suzanne Zierman said...

Beautiful color combinations!

Wendi J said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the popped up sentiment on the second.

Dana M said...

Stunning cards and gorgeous watercoloring! I love your color palettes, so beautiful.

Valerija said...

It's so sweet! Love the lilies.

DorothyA said...

Well your random coloring is beautiful! Such a lovely stamp. I haven't tried die cutting a word and raising it up, but it looks so pretty and unique, I'm going to have to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Beautiful cards! I love your white accents!

JulesP- Aus said...

So beautiful. My new favourites on the Blog Hop. I so love the colour palettes on both cards. They definitely speak spring to me. I only wish we were heading into spring over here. Your cards are amazing and brought joy. Thanks for sharing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Vera. Love the pretty coloring with the heat embossing. So pretty! Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless! Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!

Mona Sen said...

Beautiful coloring!

Karen Hoskins said...

I just love your cards. Thanks for sharing them. It gives me inspiration. Please stay safe.

Connie said...

Hi Vera :) Both of your cards are lovely!!! They breathe Spring! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Paper Hugs by April said...

So Purty!

DJ said...

Both cards are beautiful thanks for participating

PinkLadyCarol said...

Beautiful cards — the colors you used are gorgeous! I really want this lily stamp!!!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Love this the colors are so beautiful

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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