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Apr 4, 2011

Special Blog hop - Help for Japan

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!

The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan. All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause. Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site. Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.

If you have landed here from Debbie's blog, you are right on track. If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Crissy's blog. She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you! Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's Design Team from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing creations for you. You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations.

The hop runs from now through Sunday April 10 at noon. There will be several opportunities to win blog candy! Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set. So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!

Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!
The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store!

To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.

Now on to my project:

I have used Crissy Armstrong's Heartfelt Angel in my project today. The image has been colored with derwent coloursoft and some copics for the skin tones. Papers are from a new 6x6 paper pack from My Minds Eye. I applied dazzling diamonds glitter to the angel's wings, the trims on her dress and the flowers. All edges were distressed and I used my sewing machine for some stitching. Flowers were punched with a SU punch and layered, then I used sticky pearls for flower centers. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Would love to enter my card to these challenges:
Catch the bug (anything goes)
Shannon's sentiments (use an oval)
By the cute and girly (cute and girly)
Fashionista Friday (sewing)
Wags n whiskers (ribbons and pearls)
Dutch Dare (distressing)
Pixie Dust (fluttering wings)
Shelly's images (getting punchy)

Next you'll want to visit Jackie's blog to continue hopping. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Hope you'll have a wonderful day!!


Anonymous said...

Wowzer!! Ellie, this is so gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring, sparkle and yummy papers!! Wonderful job!! HUGS

Lori said...

Beautiful choice of papers and love the doily, this is so soft and serene!

Cheryl said...

Your card is beautiful!

Renkata said...

Very sweet and lovely card.

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card.


Deb said...

your card is so beautiful love those distressed layered edges!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Ellie...such a soft delicate colour scheme.

Take care
San x

Aartje said...

Hop hop hop another bloghop. Your card is a beauty.
Love Aartje

Karen said...

I love this card. Your backing paper is just perfect for this image.xx

Unknown said...

How Pretty!

Rene said...

Rene :D

LindaS said...

Wonderful creation. I especially love the sticking and distressing and cool touch with the extra oval - one to remember. TFS your talent for good cause.

Mary J said...

Wow, gorgeous! I think this is my most fave yet!!

Nannieflash said...

A really beautiful card, I love what youve done with the image. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sylvia Blum said...

So beautiful! Love the distressed edges all around and the image is colored perfectly in these soft and light colors.. love the sparkle on her wings .. great work!
{hugs} Sylvia

Maria said...

Beautiful card Ellie! Your DPs are wonderful and I love how you've layered and distressed the edges. Hugs, Maria

Unknown said...

So precious!! I love the soft colors and paper doily! Thank you for helping Japan.

Tammy Miller said...

Oh this is SO sweet. I love the combination of papers and colors these are just PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge for our April Anything Goes Challenge, Good Luck! I hope you'll join us again.

Elaina said...

Such a pretty card, I love it.

Maureen said...

A delicate card, well done.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, off to hopp

Anonymous said...

Really good post!