Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Sweetpea anniversary bloghop and candy!

Wooohooo! Sweetpea is 1 year!!!

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us in our big celebration. Sweetpea stamps is celebrating 1 year and we have all sorts of festivities planned. Today is a customer bloghop and you should be arriving from Jennifer's blog. If you haven't and want to join the fun from the beginning, start at the sweetpea blog.

I'm so happy to have been on board as a design team member from the start. I remember how it was before Lynette found ching-chou kuik's wonderful world of seafairies and how the blogs exploaded with these images a while after they were released. Thank you for picking me last summer Lynette. It was my first blog DT assignment and I'm very proud to design for you.

To honour the anniversary, sweetpea has released a new special edition stamp called New Year celebration. It will be on sale through saturday 24:th together with some sentiments to match. Here's what I made with the image:
















It's a step card which I kind of improvised. I took a sheet of about 30x15cm and folded it in half (the same size I use for standard square cards) Then I measured a bit in from all edges, 3,5cm from the long edge and 2 from the short (front) and 5,5 from the other end (which is the back). Draw a rectangle where you made the measurements. Cut along the long edge where you've made the lines. ONLY along those two lines, don't cut along the short ones. Then you use a bonefolder on the middlepanel to make mountain and valleyfolds to match your needs. I used 2cm (where the sentiment is) then 2cm, 3,5 (where the image is attached) 4,5 and the last one 7cm (the last panel with the birds on it) Hope that makes sense, if not let me know and I'll try to explain with more pics.




















Now for the candy:

Lynette (the owner of sweetpea stamps) has generously given me some stamps to give as blogcandy.I will pick three winners that will get a sweetpea stamp and maybe some other goodies that I'll put together. The rules are simple. You can get up to 5 entries: Leave a comment for every entry please.

* leave a comment (must do this)
* sign up as a follower (comment again)
* sign up as a follower at the sweetpea blog (come back here and comment)
* join the customer blog hop by making a birthday/anniversary card (See link above for details. )(come back and leave a link to your post)
* spread the word about sweetpea's celebration.(comment with a link to your post)
* let me know which is your favourite sweetpea stamp.

That's it! I will leave this open until april 30:th and will draw a winner may 1:st. Make sure to come back and see if you won. Have fun!

Your next stop is Micki's blog.


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55 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

This card is so beautiful, love how you folded.

Crazy Creations said...

I made a card for the hop.Hugs Sarah

Crazy Creations said...

Very cool Im a follower.Sarah

Crazy Creations said...

I love your card I would love tolearn how to do that.Hugs Sarah

Crazy Creations said...

Ive been a followerof Sweetpea for a while now .Hugs Sarah

DonnaMundinger said...

So happy to see instructions for your fabulous card! Now if I can only figure it out in inches. LOL xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm now a follower here, too. xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm already a follower of Sweet Pea Stampers. xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

Linked the Blog Hop banner to my sidebar. Will be posting a card either later today or tomorrow. xxD

Tami said...

I am a sweet pea follower

Tami said...

I am a follower

Tami said...

Great creation thanks for the blog candy opportunity

Tami said...

I have the blog hop logo on my blog

http://www.teamgingerbread.blogspot.com

Tami said...

I played in the customer blog hop

http://www.teamgingerbread.blogspot.com

WickedPixie said...

WOW! What an amazing card!! Your color combo is gorgeous! :-)Traci

Randi said...

Beautiful Katarina! So cool how you colored the image to perfectly match the paper!

Connie said...

Love your folding Katarina! Gorgeous creation.
Connie

Liz said...

Svar:
Jag använder också lite billigare nagellack så man kan byta lite oftare och när det gäller topplack/överlack så funkar Depends egna bra. Annars kan du satsa på ett lite dyrare topplack från OPI då det ändå håller så länge.
Hoppas du hittar något bra! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm so BUMMED!!!!! I made my card but just went to link it and Mc Linky has expired! It's only 6:30 am in CA and I couldn't find any deadline on the post at Sweet Pea. Boo Hoo! This is my card. xxD
http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/2010/04/oh-alice-sweet-pea-stamps-and-simon.html

DonnaMundinger said...

My fave? Yikes, almost impossible! Sure love the new ones on plate 45 for Mother's Day. xxD

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Micki, I am a follower
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Diamond Doll said...

I,m alreday a follower of the Sweetpea blog.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Diamond Doll said...

I have made a card for the customer blog hop
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Diamond Doll said...

I am spreading the word about Sweetpea celebrations.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Diamond Doll said...

My favourite SP stamp now thats a question as i love them all,I so love the new celebration stamp it,s a must have.
Your card is gorgeous by the way.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

ChickieChirps said...

What a stunning card! I love the colours you have used... (orange and blue look so good together!)

Arabella

LINDA said...

Such a gorgeous card..Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Faerielore said...

and im already a follower of sweatpea :)

Faerielore said...

im already a follower :)

Faerielore said...

WOW this card is stunning, i love this new image !!!!

Faerielore said...

I have a link on my sidebar too spreadinf the sweetpea love YAY

thank you for doing this candy and thank you for the chance of entering xxxx

Faerielore said...

I did join in a make a birthday card for sweetpea although i think i missed the dealine by 35 mins :*( so i dont know if this counts, please delete this entry if it doesnt ...

http://faerieworldcards.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-1st-birthday-sweet-pea.html

here is the car i made though if you would like a look xxxx

Faerielore said...

i dont know if this is an nother entry or if you would just like to know ??? but its very hard choosing a favourite sweetpea there all so lovely, but my favs are winter watcher and pruple woods.

Thanks again for doing this lovely candy. Good luck everyone xxxx

LINDA said...

I thought I left a comment last night but dont see it.. I love your card.. the colors are beautiful and the fold is just awesome..I have become a follower here and over at sweet pea stamps.. I really love these stamps..I tryed to get a card in for this but was just a little late. would love for you to check it out on my blog and tell me what you think..Hugs, Linda

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Katarina

I just signed up to follow your blog!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Katarina

Thanks for the chance to win some Sweet Pea Stamps!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Katarina

The Sweet Pea celebration is announced in several places on my sidebar, including my Calendar Of Events and all over the Candy Bar!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Katarina

I'm already a follower of the Sweet Peas blog!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Rufus said...

Love the fold that you came up with for this card! Thanks for the chance at the yummies!
R/

Rufus said...

I'm a follower of the Sweetpea blog.
R/

Rufus said...

Can't for the life of me think of the name of one of the Sweetpeas that I really like. Oh yes, Love is Gone. Have to tell you that your story of your Aunt-in-law to be's card cracked me up! Nothing like a little pressure! Will be back tomorrow to see what the whole card looks like.
R/

COCO said...

WOW - really love you colour choice here - fabulous card!
Thanks for the chance to win some candy hun!!
hugs coco

beadz said...

I am now a follower of your blog.
hugs,
Gini

beadz said...

Very cool card!
hugs,
Gini

beadz said...

I think Purple Woods may be one of my favorite images.
hugs,
Gini

beadz said...

I am a follower of the Sweetpea blog.
hugs,
Gini

beadz said...

I linked your candy to my blog
hugs,
Gini

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Just to say I've happily became a follower.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What a stunningly, intricate card. Love it.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Bamboo Serenade is probably my favourite Sweet Pea Stamp (at the moment).

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I have been a follower of the Sweet Pea Blog for a while now.

Aniese said...

what a fantastic card

Aniese said...

Delighted to become a follower

Aniese said...

Am also a sweetpea follower

Aniese said...

My favourite stamp, thats so difficult, but i love, Purple Comfort