When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Monday, 28 November 2011

Crafty Boots Blog Hop!

Good morning - and what a very exciting morning it is too. I'm taking part in my 1st ever blog hop! Read on to found out what you have to do to take part.

The theme at Crafty Boots Challenges this fortnight is ‘Anything Goes’. You can join in the challenge as normal but there are 12 extra chances for you to win a prize by joining the first ever Crafty Boots blog hop!

If you are joining in the hop you should have got here from Tracie’s blog. If you haven’t blog hopped before it is really simple, just start at the Crafty Boots Challenge blog and hop through the design team blogs in the order set out on that page. Each of the design team members has a word or two for you to collect which will reveal a message at the end. Once you have collected that message email it to to be entered into the draw to win the prize of three digis of your choice from Hope Jacare Doodles. You must also become a follower of all the design team’s blogs (and Claire’s) to be eligible to win the prizes.

Right, here's my DT card using one of the fantastic digital stamps from Hope Jacare - Home is where the heart is.

As you can see I've kept the card simple, using Centura Pearl card for the base, a few card candies and a ribbon.  The actual digital stamp I've printed out 3 times and coloured using neutral tones from my Promarker skin tones/accents/browns range.  I added a touch of sparkle using my Wink of Stella pens.  One of the houses has a different door which has been sparkled and had Glossy accents added. I then cut up the extra layers to create my own decoupage to create a 3d effect.  The finished piece was matted and layered onto neutral core-dinations card and centralised on the base.

That's it, a simple, but effective card I reckon.  Isn't the digital stamp gorgeous?

Don’t forget that myself and each of the design team members has a prize of candy up for grabs, this will include a sample pack of the fantastic new Crafty Boots Deluxe card along with a few other goodies. Be sure to leave a comment on each of our blogs and follow us to be in with a chance of winning our candy!

My words for the secret message are:

This is the final stop of the blog hop so make sure you email the message you have collected to

The deadline for both the Anything Goes challenge, and the blog hop (and candy) is Sunday 11th December at 12 Noon (UK time).

Good luck and take care, 
Zo x


Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Zoe

I love what you have done with this image, these warm shades make a fantastic monochromatic card. It is a very pleasing effect on the eye and a great card.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Zoe, I like the image and how you have raised some of the house.
Kevin xx

Misty's said...

Hi Zoe
Absolutely Stunnnning card. The "Home Where The Heart Is" digi-stamp is gorgeous and I love the way you coloured it and decoupaged it.It is really effective!
Michaela xx

CraftyDaffy said...

Wow, you say you kept the card simple, but it is mega effective. It would be a lovely card or gift to give someone moving into a new home. I could see it framed on the wall for sure! I love the tone on tone effect, and the layout is gorgeous! xx Denise

Claire Phillips said...

Really love this elegant approach to the image - its very beautiful in the neutral colour palette!Very gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Faye said...

I love this card Zoe the colours work so well together

Faye xx

coops said...

so stunning zoe.the image is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

dj1952 said...

Wow! This is an awesome card! At first I thought it was a wall hanging, and would work quite well as one. Love the colors. Hugs, dj1952

sammi said...

Fabulous card! I love how you've went with an all neutral color palette. Very pretty!

Katie said...

This image makes a fab New Home card.


scrappingmamma said...

What a super cute project. Thank-you for sharing your creative talent with us all :-)
Happy Scrapping~!

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Zoe, Gorgeous card, love the muted colour!!
Hazel xx

Unknown said...

That is a brilliant image!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the subtle colours and the decoupage. Thanks for a fun blog hop
claire xx