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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards!

 Welcome to the blog hop celebrating  Lily Pad Cards first birthday!  If you arrived here from Isha you are in the right place. If you haven't started the hop yet, head over to the Lily Pad Cards and start from the beginning.

I created a few birthday cards to celebrate!

My first card features the lovely Jumbo Cling Cottage Rose from Stampendous:


I used a simple masking technique for this card.  Mask the area to stamp with two piece of thin scrap paper. Stamp the flower using black archival ink over the area.  Sponge the area with yellow dye ink. Color the flowers using watercolor pencils and waterbrush.  The sentiment was stamped on a tag and attached with a silk ribbon. Clean and simple birthday card.

My next card features the Artistic Outpost Vintage Circus stamps:
The images were all stamped in black archival ink and colored with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.  I think the sentiment is perfect for a birthday card.

Now onto the important details!

There are fabulous prize packages being given away by Lily Pad Cards. .For all the details on the prizes go to the Lily Pad Blog.

In addition,  I am also offering a wonderful prize from Stampendous on my blog!   If you leave me a comment by 11:59 p.m. EST  Sunday, April 8 on this post,  I will have a random drawing to pick a winner to receive the fabulous Stampendous Cottage Rose CRS5034 and Friendly Phrase SSC1141 used on my first card.  These are new stamps being released today!  

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous  Lawn Fawn If you hit a bad link you can always go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to  aris@inlinkz.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

176 comments:

Patricia Rey said...

so beautiful card I love it =)

Sherry said...

Love the flowers on this card too pretty thanks for sharing

Gayatri said...

WOW! Just fabulous. Love the second card :)

Jane said...

GOR.GE.OUS!!!

~amy~ said...

FABulous cards!

JOAN said...

Great card! Hugs, Joan

Vicky said...

Wow! Two gorgeous cards to celebrate!Thank you Suzanne for being a part of Lily Pad Cards during our first year! We could't have done it without you!

Jackie said...

They are both wonderful!

Cait said...

The cards are great, but I really love the first one!

Heather Maria said...

Wow Sue, wonderful cards! Brilliant masking and colouring on the first card - it looks so soft and pretty! I love your mix of images on the second card and again wonderful colouring!

Sophie's Art said...

Eine großartige Karte.

Chapeau!

Viele Grüße

gRiSeL™ said...

Nice cards! The first one is my fav... I'm a huge fan of clean & simple (:

Deirdre said...

Hello... you are showing me up... I only made one!! LOL!!! Love your creations Suzz - they are both AMAZING.

Barb said...

Awesome cards, Suzz! Love them both!

judkajudi said...

Two very amazing cards! The coloring is jaw-dropping!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your cards are absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE your design and style! Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

Kelly Massman said...

first card is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the other is fun!

conil said...

Oh brother. I can only hope that someday I'll be as talented as you obviously are.

Cindy C. said...

Wow! I especailly like the first card Suzanne!

judy said...

I love the pretty rose tag!! Your
coloring on the second card is
awesome.

marie said...

Wow...great card and bookmark. Very "artsy"
Marie
Readg4fun at yahoo dot com

Cher said...

oh my word...I just love these! circus addict too lol....splendid work! LUv luv you work..u are very talented! toss my name in that hat..would love to own these stamps! and congrads to LP!

Leslie C said...

Nice cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

Riette said...

Your second card is so dramatic!! WOW. Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a beautiful card! Great technique for using a large stamp!

Brenda said...

This party just keeps going.
Lots of stupendous creations and congrads on your two.
Looks like there's also a chance at a 'goody' bag from your blog!
Thanks for the chances.

Virginia L. said...

STUNNING!! Love your card, Suzanne! Way to rock the Lily Pad Birthday blog hop!

Christa said...

Love your cards!!

pcm said...

Awesome cards in totally different styles! What talent!

Melissa Shea said...

2 very different styles, I love them both! The circus one is so pretty to look at and the first card is so soft and feminine! Thanks for the extra goodies giveaway too!

Dixie Cochran said...

WOW! 2 very different cards, and they are both terrific! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Nan said...

Very beautiful, elegant cards

Kate said...

Your circus is so colorful and fun! Love it!

Katie said...

wow so unique! Fantastic job with your cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such different cards! I really love the gorgeous rose card, and thanks for the chance to win that stamp!

diana said...

So diferent - both great cards! Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

luluvision said...

the flower stamp is beautiful!! But I absolutely love the vintage circus as that is one of my favorite themes!!

Michelle Lupton said...

I love the colours in your forst card - so elegant!

Nancy said...

It can't possibly be a year since we started on this Design Team together. As always your cards amaze and inspire me, I aspire to your level of creativity, Suzz! I'm so happy that you are hopping with the Pond-ers today!

Tonya Denton said...

Beautiful Card!

Jan said...

I always enjoy your blog, this card is no exception! Love the soft colors.
Jan

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just lovely. Thanks for being part of the celebration for Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday!
Hugs,
Karen L
P.S. Check out my challenge blog sometime at:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
i would LOVE to have you join us.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoy LILY PAD!

Annan said...

Both of your cards are just lovely!

Kara Lynne said...

You have such a creative style to your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Wow! Such very different cards, but both AMAZING!!!!!

Cathy A said...

Love the elegance of the rose on your first card, the second card has a real nostalgic feel to it!

Jan said...

Interesting cards. Jan w

osirisandloki said...

what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

Barb Ghig said...

I really love how you designed your card with this gorgeous stamp ~ Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

stylesplenty said...

love the flowers, thank you for sharing the card with us

Arlene said...

The first card makes me think elegant and quiet, while the second card just WOWS me out with textures and the complete vintage look.

forpahl5 said...

Very cute and lots of work went into this thanks for taking the time to show us!

Karen B. said...

Wow! To both the cards! You've got some great coloring skills!

lalacraftworld said...

Your Stampendous Cottage card is gorgeous!! Plus your coloring is great!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards!
DeniseB

Kelly Booth said...

WOW....LOVE LOVE these SuZZ!!! xoxoxo!!

Linda R said...

Both these cards look amazing my friend.. I just love the roses and your first card..

Hugs, Linda

cassie said...

two great cards - yet very different from eachother!
love them!

Mubeena M. said...

you are very talented!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Both cards are stunning.

cmatthews said...

Lovely card. I'm a fan of your blog!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so great

Kristie Maynard said...

Simply fabulous cards. Particularily love that flowered card. Just wonderful!

Cheryl S. said...

Love the circus card.

Melissa D said...

Two very different cards, one so clean and simple and one so busy and bright. Love them both.

Crafty Pancakes said...

You've inspired me to finally give watercolor pencils a try. Awesome card!

Disp6194 said...

Suzanne both cards are really fabulous, but I am in love with those roses! So pretty :)

ZuluYankee said...

I love both cards! They are each wonderful in their own way!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Suzz! I love the coloring on the tag and the circus card is fun! Beautiful work as always!

Efrat said...

Beautiful!

Laurie said...

I love the cottage rose card. So very pretty!

CinnamonSally said...

Your cards are beautiful Suzz you have your own unique style, sort of shabby chic and vintage. I love all of your cards.

Cheryl said...

Love both cards! That is some spectacular coloring on the 2nd one--AWESOME!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great cards! TFS =)

Dawn said...

wonderful card Suzz. Both are quite stunning

rossi73 said...

Wow! Nice work...the flower is nicely done love the colours!

Holly Saveur said...

Love the first card!

Isha said...

Lovely creations Suzanne. TFS

Debbie said...

Love the cards, your watercoloring is beautiful!

Melinda said...

Flowers-gorgeous. Circus-amazing!!! Love them both!

Maureen Morton said...

What great cards - two totally different styles! Love them both, but the floral speaks to me. The masking technique is one I forget about' will use it again now. Such lovely colors!

Alina said...

Wonderful cards! Love the style!

elizabeth said...

Wow, that second card in particular, is just stunning.

Susan said...

great cards, the 1st one is just so sweet and the second makes you wanna jump up and go to the circus! Great job

Sharon Roselli said...

very unique and different. thank you for sharing.

Cassie_lu said...

your coloring on the first card is amazing and so very beautiful

Meagan said...

WOW these are amazing great techniques

Meagan said...

WOW these are amazing great techniques

cardsbymo said...

Wow! I love that Circus card! Thanks for sharing.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love that rose card - so soft and romantic.

Raven said...

Unbelievable coloring, just wow.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning cards! Absolutely love them both and the colouring is just superb :))

Luanne said...

beautiful cards! i love the colors on the roses. You're 2nd card is so artistic love it

Jan Garber said...

Both of your cards are amazing! The second one really blows me away! I, too, love Stampendous and have been dabbling in their Fran'tage goodies for a bit now! Would love to win the stamps! WOW!

Godelieve said...

Beautiful cards! I love the masked card especially!

Betty said...

your rose card is beautifully done and love the vintage one! both are wonderful!

Mariëtte said...

Wow 2 totally differents styles of cards!

Lagene said...

Amazing cards! I love your technique for the rose card!

Nina Yang said...

This is so beautiful!

Tracey said...

WOW!!! Both are so FABulous!!!

zehra said...

your rose card is stunning, love the colors. lovely cards

Sherri said...

nice rose card.

marla said...

Great cards and I love that rose stamp!! Thanks for a chance to win those fun goodies!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

two wonderful cards - love that second one - the sentiment is perfect thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the softness and water coloring of the roses! The brightness and vintage circus images make for a fab BD card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh my GF, I'm 105, yikes....I guess I feel like that today too. Lovely and fun cards posted today, esp love the AO Circus.

NWFlamingo said...

Awesome rose stamp. So pretty. But I also love the Artistic Outpost circus stamps. Both are great choices to highlight.

Karen Diebolt said...

Great job on your card

Kris said...

Great cards, love them both. Really like the vintage circus look!

Emily H said...

Your cards are absolutely amazing!

Anna-Karin said...

These cards are both awesome! Love the big rose and the colouring on the first one and all the colours and that great sentiment on the second one. TFS!!

Karen said...

Wonderfully done!!

Sue Bridges said...

Great card!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Beautiful cards!

Glenna.Dowd said...

The colors and layout give these a really vintage feel. Very taLented. Thanks

Wee Von said...

I love the rose stamp on your first card. It is beautiful. So is the card and thank you for describing how you did it. The circus card is cute and the saying about time is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

scrapper-at-heart said...

The tag is nice but your card is simply fabulous!!! I just love it!! Thanks for doing your own give away too.

Kelly said...

such a beautiful style!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for 2 cards. You have shown us your talent and versatility.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab cards!! :)

Blossom said...

Happy birthday Lily Pad cards!Thank you for your lovely giveaways!

Brooke said...

love your cards. the roses are so pretty in the first card, and the second card is striking.

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both gorgeous! I love the soft pretty rose on the first one and the circus one is so bright and colourful. Great work! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow love the cards..the first one caught my eye with the very pretty flower. Love the watercolour look.

A Crafty Person said...

both cards are gorgeous! I especially like the rose card.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like all the colors on the circus card and the rose card is gorgeous.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anabé said...

Preciosos trabajos!!!

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

Wonderful cards!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautiful cards, love the roses!

crimsonowlcreations said...

Oh, I REALLY like your designs! I love the pop of color! Very inspiring!

Kim said...

Nice watercoloring! TFS :)

kyhunter said...

Colors are wonderful!

Kawaii~Saru said...

Wow I love your cards, the styles are so pretty

cardcreationsnz said...

Two such different cards, but both wonderful. I love the colouring on the first.

Vicki said...

Great!

luv2scr@p said...

Very interesting second card. Thanks!

Deborah said...

Suzanne, I love both these lovelies!!! (I especially find that circus card not only beautiful but appropriate as well since we're such a circus over at LPC!) Thank you so much for celebrating our one-year-anniversary with us!!!

Cindy said...

Love the Rose card!

Melissa said...

Very cool cards!

Scrapbookdoll said...

wow, love your cards!
marie-anne

Crystalena82 said...

The first card is my favorite! It is so simple, soft, and elegant. All of your work on your blog is very inspiring, by the way! :)

Laura Jane said...

HAD to PIN the first one! SO LOVELY!

Cara said...

Such a beautiful and elegant birthday card. I love it!

Angela said...

wow what amazing cards,better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

GrammySue's Creations said...

These cards are awesome and they are beautifully done.

Daria Z. said...

The cottage rose card is absolutely beautiful. The second card is just a lot of fun!!

Jeanne said...

Love both cards- the rose is sweet!

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow just amazing! Beautiful cards!

Susan F. said...

I love the roses. My favorite flower! The second card is so colorful and bright.

Lucy Newton said...

So nice!!!

onecraftymama said...

Love the gorgeous rose card - your colouring is stunning as always! - and the circus card? Just plain FUN!

N@ said...

Happy Birthday Lily Pad! Great cards!

Angie said...

wow!!! Gorgeous!!!! Such amazing details on both cards!!!!

AmberSkye said...

Oh wow...just wow. I am in awe of your cards but especially the vintage circus. wow...I said that already right? :P

Weenie Thomas said...

Amazing cards

pamselinski said...

amazing cards

Vicky said...

ohhh wow sooo beautiful.

Yvette said...

Wow ... great cards!

Mom to Deanna said...

Wow, two cards and both so different. Like them both.

AmyJ said...

Absolutely stunning cards. Thanks for sharing them. Card 2 is my favorite. Love it.

rlovew said...

Beautiful cards! I like the muted look of both cards.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous. I so love the detail and the vintage feel that you give to your creations. These cards would be a joy to recieve on one's birthday. Thanks for the chance to win.

missstamper said...

Awesome cards! The cottage roses are beautiful and the collage card is stunning!

Angel said...

loving the blog hop, so many talented designers

k2designsnyc said...

These cards are OUTSTANDING!

maria f. said...

Lovely work (but who's surprised?!?) Love that rose stamp. All of the Stampendous large flowers actually...

lisa808 said...

Beautiful coloring on both cards. Love the flower image.

Jessica Strider said...

What nice cards! I love the flower stamp you used for the first one. :)

karenelr said...

Amazing and fabulous cards! What attention to detail! Thank you for entering us all in your own blog giveaway!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

I love the circus card, I can't pin down why it appeals to me so much. Your roses are very pretty too.

Heidi May said...

OMG, I love this card, the roses are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Robyn said...

These cards are so impressive. Thank you for sharing!

Mrs. Hill said...

Such very different cards! I love the vintage large rose on the first cad. So sweet and simple. The circus card is very unique. The watercoloring and the black have great contrast and the monkey charm is very different!

Kelly said...

Super cute card! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)

lynda said...

LOVE, Love, love both of those cards even tho they're so different from each other!

Renee said...

Wow, these are both so pretty in their own ways!!! Great job!