Thursday, 25 April 2013

Aud Sentiments 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey everyone and welcome to this special edition Birthday Blog Hop for Aud Sentiments!

The team is celebrating the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog's 3rd Birthday and we're doing it in style with an awesome Blog Hop!

We have three sponsors for our Blog Hop which means there are three fabulous prizes up for grabs to our participants. You will have the opportunity to win prizes from:

Robyn's Fetish
Robyn's Fetish who offer a fabulous range of digital stamps - an incredible mixture of styles and designs. 
Stamp and Create

Stamp and Create who are an online store based in the US with worldwide shipping. They specialize in Rubber Stamps including Magnolia, Whimsy Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, and many, many more at the lowest prices around!
My Heart Pieces

My Heart Pieces who create such gorgeous images, some of which are really unusual and just can't be found elsewhere!

We've gone all out on this one! All you need to do to win is leave a comment on all our blogs and enter in our challenge as normal creating a card or project with a Birthday Sentiment via our normal blog page - and you could be in with a chance of winning! :)

If you have arrived here from Laura's Blog, then you are on the right track - if you haven't arrived here from her blog - please go to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and you can start from the beginning.

Here's my creation below for our special Birthday Blog Hop:


Supplies used:
- Kraft Cardstock (Papermania)
- Yes Please / Amy Tangerine Collection Paper Pad 12 x 12 from American Crafts
- X-Cut Corner Rounder
- Flair Adhesive Badges / Miss You Collection from American Crafts
- Pink & White Twine from American Crafts
- Promarkers (Sunflower, Cocoa, Forest Green)
- Fiskars Lace Doily Border Punch
- Momento Ink Tuxedo Black
- Paper Smooches Simply Said Stamp Set

I created this card using kraft cardstock, folded into a standard size card, and layered various papers from the Yes Please Amy Tangerine Collection Paper pad from American Crafts. I coloured in one of the images from one of our sponsors in Promarkers (Sunflower, Cocoa, and Forest Green) - the image was trimmed, and two of the corners rounded with a X-Cut corner rounder. This was adhered on with 3D foam dots. I also used a Fiskars doily lace border punch to decorate some of the strips of layered paper on the card. The sentiment I used was from the Paper Smooches Simply Said collection in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on more paper from the same paper pad. I finished this sentiment off by tying some American Crafts bakers twine on the end and adding a flair button from the American Crafts Miss You Flair / Badges set. Phew! Really liked the way the card turned out - I think it's pretty sweet!

The next stop is Ruthie's Blog!

Here's the full list of Hop-pers (just in case!)

Mel (that's me!)

Enjoy the Birthday Hop journey via the Aud Sentiments DT and don't forget to leave comments along the way! The more chance you have of winning some of our awesome prizes!

Happy Birthday 3rd Aud Sentiments! :)

- x -


  1. Mel, I love this. That rounded is very creative. Fabulous card!

  2. Pretty card, love the script on the sentiment!

  3. I love this sunflower gorgeous card Ginny ♥

  4. Like the layers with banners & wonderful sunny image.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Sunflowers, sunflowers every where! Great flower card - and for anything card - the lawyers are great! Thanks for the hop and happy birthday aud sentiment! Gail utb 01 @ att dot net no spaces

  6. Lovely card. I like your paper choices and the banners.

  7. what a pretty card. Love all the layers!

  8. The sentiment made me smile :) Great layering and gorgeous card!

  9. Gorgeous card Mel, I like the sunflower image and the papers.
    Kevin xx

  10. Happy 3rd Birthday on the AUd Sentiments Challenge Blog!
    Love your card...


  11. Beautiful Mei, just loving how you have made the digi the real center piece of your card. Hugs Mimi

  12. Just doing the hop! Love the sunflower image - very summery!

  13. Finally found 5 mins to hop around! Love your card!
    That sunflower is totaly WOW!
    Dawn xx

  14. Great card Mel, fab image and love the layout.
    Dawn xx


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- Mel x