Friday, April 22, 2011

Phindy's Place First Anniversary Blog Hop

Wow, this year has flown by and the first anniversary of Phindy's Friday Challenges is already here.  To celebrate, we are having a little blog hop combined with our weekly challenge.

First, the challenge this week is Paper Piecing and this is my card.  The usual prizes are up for grabs so we hope you will create a fine card and enter it in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Phindy image but there are so many fine reasons to use one that I urge you to run right over to the store and pick a few up.  You won't be disappointed and if you do use a Phindy image, you get an extra entry.

Second, as I mentioned we are having a blog hop and you will need to pick up a word at each stop on the blog hop to create a sentence.  The members of the Design Team are not showing their fine paper pieced cards on the challenge blog so you need to go to their fine blogs to get some inspiration and pick up the word they have there.   When you've got the full sentence, please post it in the comments on the challenge blog, which will be hidden until the hop is over.

Here is the order for the Blog Hop and in case you get lost, you start and finish at the Challenge Blog:

Phindy's Place Challenge Blog
Anne Ray
Ann English
Anne-Marije Poppen
Cec Wintonyk (you are here)
Christine Adamson
Dorcas Perkins
Kathy Curry
Linda Payne
Lynda Nielsen
Mona Eidhammer
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog

There is an extra prize available for the blog hop and you could win a fine $10 Voucher to use at Phindy's Place.  You aren't required to leave comments at each blog, but we'd love it if you would leave some love for the DT! The hop will run until April 29, 2011 at midnight (GMT).

This week, you have THREE chances to win: the blog hop, the random winner of the challenge and the pick of the week. So what are you waiting for?

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - Pearls
Scrap-Creations - Digital
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
DDH Challenges - Paper Piecing

Image:  Flower Wagon (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  Butterfly and Plaid (Wild Rose Studio), Purple (My Stash), Purple Gingham (Bev Rochester)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine) and Chalk (Craft T)
Tools & Embellishments:  Frond Punch, Daisy Border Punch and Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pearl Pin (Dollar Store),


  1. Cute card, love the purples

  2. Wow Cec, I LOVE this card. Your papers are beautiful and that wonderful bouquet of flowers and the butterflies make the image look so real. Fantastic card!

  3. So pretty, her little outfit is perfect for piecing. Beautiful flora treatment as well.

  4. oh Cec, this is soooo adorable!
    BTW: this was my very first Phindy image I purchased over a year ago *smile*
    {hugs} Sylvia

  5. Cec- your card IS mighty FINE!! I LOVE the soft, subtle coloring combined with those gorgeous embellies...just a beautiful card all around.

  6. Glorious Spring! Such a riot of color - just gorgeous.
    Thank you for the beautiful card!

  7. Adorable card and love the colors.

  8. Gorgeous flowers Cec, that match your paper piecing perfectly. Lovely!
    Tine :)

  9. This is so pretty! I love the butterflies and those gorgeous flowers! The image is sweet and colored beautifully!

  10. Hi Cec! Really gorgeous card!!

  11. Beautiful card Cec, looks great! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  12. I love this! Your DP and embellies are just great!

  13. Just beautiful! Congrats on celebrating your one-year birthday.

  14. Amazing card, Cec! Love the colors and the flowers and the butterflies...just love the whole thing.

  15. a gorgeous card-love the colours

  16. Beautiful card! I love all the embellies.


  17. Cec, Love the card!! Love the colors!! Love the embellishments!! How tricky you are with the word!!

  18. Beautiful Cec! The image is so sweet - great paper piecing and love the flower embellishments you added - fabulous! Thanks for entering our paper piecing challenge over at Digi Design House!

  19. Hi Cec,
    this is a great card. BP and those butterflies makes this very lively. Of course all those matching colour flowers are giving the card this little bit extra. Cute Little Gardener at work :)

  20. this a fabulously fine card.. love your paper piecing and the little details you added..

  21. A very lovely card, Cec. The bouquet is gorgeous and I love the plaid background paper.


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