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Wednesday 16 May 2012

Crafting for all Seasons #27 Celebration with buttons and a Blog Hop

Our theme this fortnight is “It’s a Celebration” with buttons.
As it’s our FIRST BIRTHDAY at CFAS we’re having a blog hop to celebrate.  The hop begins and ends on the challenge blog. If you’ve arrived from Carly's blog you’re on the right track, if you’re just popping by to say hello you may want to pop over to the challenge to join in the whole hop.
At each blog you’ll find a letter, once you’ve collected them all leave a comment on the challenge post telling us which word the letters spell. You must leave a comment on each blog as you hop and one commenter on each of the blogs will win a prize, my prize is some ribbons and papers.

We're being sponsored by Meljens and The Digi Garden. I've opted to not to use a sponsor image this time.

I was asked to make some 1st birthday invites for the little girl next door and this is what I came up with. Using a kit from Nitwits called Bear Necessities I prepared the invite digitally in Publisher and printed onto  digital postcards (from Craftwork Cards) then reprinted the label and teddy and decoupaged the front of the invite. 

I've used one of the invites and added some buttons, a heart and a made with love label to the bag I used for packaging the invites.
Close ups of the front and the back of the invite.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the what my team mates have created, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Here is your letter N, now it’s time to pop over to Dawn's blog to carry on the hop. 
If you get lost along the way you'll find a full list for the hop on the challenge post. Enjoy!

Challenges entered:
CRAFT - celebration
Charisma Cards - pink and girly
Shelly's Images - lets get happy
Crafty Mess - pink and cute
Sentimental Sunday - Birthday things beginning with B (bear, buttons, bow, bunting, blue)
The Squirrel and the Fox - one for the girls
Always Something Creative - Birthday party
Divas By Design - tickled pink

Carol x


  1. This is a beautiful card Carol, loving the teddy and the papers are gorgeous.

    Linda xxx

  2. These are so pretty Carol, I love the soft pastel colours and cute image.

  3. Sweet 1st birthday invites. Just when I thought I knew what the letters were spelling (I like watching Wheel of Fortune and guessed the final puzzle Magic Wand last night that the guy who was playing could not get, he said Magic but thoguht it was Magic Hand so then he kept guessing but ran out of time when he said the wand word after the buzzer sounded) the you have me guessing again; thus on with the hop.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Fabulous Set!!! So pretty :) Love the colors and little bears.

  5. Aww Carol gorgeous invitations & bag !x

  6. Stunning set Carol xx Jan

  7. Carol, great job on the hop! Lovely projects! Hugs!

  8. WOW these are fabulous! I'm sure your neighbor was THRILLED with the outcome! Well done! So cute! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  9. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Don't forget to hop if you have not already, there are lots of prizes to win along the way, and another one if you form the sentence correctly at the end. We do hope you'll join in for our celebrations this week. They will be open till 6 pm GMT on Wednesday the 16th of March 2012 only!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  10. Wauw Carol, lovely card you made, I like it a lot

  11. This is so sweet - just lovely. Great HOP. xxx

  12. A really pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  13. These are gorgeous Carol.xxx

  14. Fabulous creation. Everything is perfect ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  15. They are gorgeous. Chris xx

  16. Adorable x I love Nitwits xXx

  17. They're lovely, Carol. I bet your neighbour was over the moon with them. Hazel x

  18. How lovely, so adorable.
    Becky x

  19. beautiful creation, thanks for sharing with CRAFT x carol

  20. How sweet!!
    I love the little bears!
    Hugs, Wilma

  21. Aw these are so pretty Carol! What a fab idea and they are so girly just perfect for a little baby girl's first birthday! Hugs Susan x

  22. Hi Carol, oh wow they are gorgeous Carol and l'm sure your neighbour would of been so pleased too and what a great idea:)x

  23. So cute and so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
    Joanne x

  24. Awe your invites are just too cute, love these papers and teddy. Your neighbour will love them. Carolxx

  25. Thanks for your inspiration and the letter from the bloghop!

  26. totally cute! love the whole themed set, and the little banner is a fabulous addition! thanks for sharing your project with the Charisma Galz this week! :)

  27. Awww how sweet! Lovely set of invites :) Thank you for joining us at Craftymess x

  28. what a cute little set and gorgeous pretty colours
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our tickled pink challenge
    Lisa x

  29. Thank you so much for entering the Craftymess challenge http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk

    What an adorable card....the colours are beautiful.
    Well Done and I look forward to seeing more of your entries over at craftymess
    Lisa xxxx

  30. This is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Divas. Laura x

  31. I´m totaly in love with your fantastic baby set! It´s so very cute! xx Bianca

  32. How very cute, love the pastels. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  33. Love the soft colors, great job with the card and happy anniversary to Crafting for all Seasons. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


  34. Gorgeous cards. I love the matching presentation bag too. Great idea. x

  35. I love what you have done with the kit, its so cute.

  36. That's a perfect birthday invitation for a little girl! I love the color-combo!

  37. Really sweet invites Carol. Love the decoupaging on them. Thanks for sharing. Helen x


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