Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blog Hop

Welcome to our first every By The Cute and Girly blog hop!! It's our 2nd birthday and we are celebrating in style with a special challenge and blog hop!

As well as loads of prizes on the challenge blog, each design team member also has a prize on their blog from their featured sponsor, so lots of chances to win some great prizes!! :)




If you have came from Kate's blog then you are on the right track, if not, you need to start at Lora's blog.


Ok so here's what you have to do for a chance to win these prizes-
1. Enter the challenge at By The Cute and Girly as you normally would. The theme this month is "Anything Goes" and remember our challenge is for any type of crafts from papercrafts to baking, so you really can enter with anything you like. This month we are limiting the entries to 1 per person since it's anything goes.


2. Do the hop, leave a comment on each of the dt blogs for a chance to win the prize on their blog.


3. Each design team member has a letter of the alphabet on their blog that you need to collect. When you are finished the hop and have collected all the letters, re-assembled them, email Lora with the word you have made (you will find her email address and instructions on the challenge blog). Please DO NOT leave a comment with the word you have made, you must email Lora with it.


4. HAVE FUN!!







As the owner of Little Snippets Etsy shop I am sponsoring this section of the blog hop and I have a lovely embellishment kit to give away.  Its should make between 3 to 6 cards but would be ideal for making a summer-themed Mini Album.


It contains 6 Pink Paislee 6 x 6 papers, 2 crochet doileys, 5 embroidered butterflies, 6 flower motifs, 3 ribbon flowers, 3 bows with pearls, 3 deco stick pins, and finally, a selection of buttons. 


Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.
My makes for October are all altered projects using embellishments from my Etsy shop:




 With  Halloween in mind I have decorated a plain white candle with the lace bats from my Etsy shop and some crochet trim.  The bats were "ironed" into the candle using the tip of my iron.  With safety in mind I have removed some of the wax from the top of the candle and inserted a tea light so that you have a permanent candle.  Of course you could use a battery tea-light instead of the wax ones and that would be even safer!  I am going to put the pattern for the beaded trim on my crochet blog HERE if anyone is interested...
 Using the Gingerbread man and Hello Kitty-style motifs from my Etsy shop I have sewn broch pins on to felt, glued them on to the motifs and cut carefully around the edges and Hey Presto a cute brooch!
 
Earring Display Frame
     A wooden photo frame distressed and painted with first a layer of blue paint then a layer of white.  Embellishments including flowers from a headband, Utee coated flowers from paper, die cut flourishes. hand made flower from scraps of lace, the embroidered Dress Form from HERE (sold in packs of 3), and 1 of my Vintage Butterflies.   The mesh backing that the earrings hang off comes from Halfords and is used for car repairs but you could use the mesh from a wire wastepaper bin (cheap) or the fancy radiator cover mesh (expensive!!).

Two T-shirts decorated with flower motifs  and pastel butterflies from Little Snippets.
I have hand sewn the motifs on to the t-shirts.  When the garments are worn out/lost their shape you can easily remove the motifs and re-use them!  I've made these samples just to reply to all those people who have said that my Snippets are "too good to use!".  If you've bought some go on use them - you're worth it!
For more ideas and inspiration re using my Snippets please visit my DT's blogs - Dianne, Lora, and Aideen and see their beautiful cards and other creations.....
The letter you need from me is A and the next stop on the hop is Ayelet

Here's a list of the hop order in case you get lost along the way.

Lora


Geraldine


Lisa

Hanna

Tammy

Carol

Challenge Blog- You will find the email address here that you need to send the word you have made to, and of course you have to link your entry here too :)

Happy blog hopping!
Ger x

79 comments:

  1. Oh wow Ger - all these projects are just stunning.. i love that candle and the gorgeous earring frame ..
    Lisa x

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  2. Ger... I LOVE you earring display! That's just gorgeous.... Love the colors & that dressform :)

    What a great kit... Crossing my fingers here....

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  3. oh Wow, love your crestions Geraldine! Just stunning, your crochet pieces are so pretty. Carolxx

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  4. Stunning projects and your snippets are so darling :)))))))))))) Beautiful inspiration my friend xx

    Tammy

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  5. Gorgeous project. Love your snippets, so adorable. Hugs, Hanna

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  6. Gorgeous, your snippets are fabulous
    Louise

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  7. OMG Ger, these are fabulous!! I love that frame...kinda wished I had painted mine but didn't have any paint and no shops here lol.
    You have showed off your snippets so well :)
    Hugs Lora x

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  8. wonderful job, I love it!! Thanks for Sharing

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  9. love your creations. Thanks.

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  10. wow ... such a stunning project !
    i m a new follower too
    hugs
    mallika
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/

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  11. Ohhh i totally love Hello kitty :)
    hugs Ria

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  12. Those snippets are really something, and the projects you have made are adorable. I think I need to go have a browse....
    Joyce xx

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  13. Lovely projects! You provide loads of inspiration in your blog.
    Outi x

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  14. Fabulous projects ! I love the idea for the candle ! Sue C x

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  15. Gorgeous makes! I love how you've done the candle!

    Emma

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  16. Love your snippets and your projects are fabby.

    Happy 2nd Birthday

    Lxx

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  17. Fab projects! I love love love the bats on your candle so cute :)
    Thanks for the chance to enter.
    Fiona L x

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  18. Fab projects! Love your candle and the little gingerbread man brooch is so cute!

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  19. Gorgeous projects. Thanks for the chance to win. Marianne x

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  20. What fun! Happy 2nd birthday!!

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  21. I love all your creations.... but the picture frame has it for me... it's given me inspiration to recycle a couple of frames I have...
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  22. Wow, you've been very busy, what a lot of different projects! I especially like to candle :)

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  23. Oh they are simply gorgeous creations, right i'm off to check out your shop, Luv Sam x

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  24. Just poppong by as I finally update my links. Love that candle.

    ** Kate **

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  25. Fantastic project Gearldine, many clever ideas, they are very inspiring!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  26. Wow, so many amazing creations you share with us! I really admire your crochet work, stunning!

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  27. Amazing creations Geraldine - v imaginative use of your embellies really shows what they can do. Love the BTC&G challenges and always try to enter - congrats on your 2nd birthday and thanks for the fab blog hop and stunning prizes.
    Hugs
    Pauline x

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  28. Great projects Geraldine. I love your Halloween candle with that lovely beaded crochet trim. I love how you've used your snippets too. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

    Kat x

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  29. Oh my goodness Ger! So many lovely projects! First I have to say thank you for the crocheted beaded tutorial - I cannot wait to try that - so gorgeous! I love the picture frame earring holder idea - my girls are always losing their earrings! I have got to get my hands on some of those dress forms - they are so fabulous! I am new to your blog and your store. Thanks so much for the chance to win some gorgeous goodies!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  30. Wow Ger love your blog & your creations. xx Jan

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  31. Morning Ger, now why didn't I think of that! Was wondering what I was going to do. Think it's perfect now I look at it again, thanks for giving me a prod. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

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  32. Wow all your projects are just gorgeous.. what a fab idea for the brooches, Hello Kitty is so sweet :) xxx

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  33. Hi Geraldine, 3 projects and all so different and inspiring.Thanks for sharing.Love Debbie Johns x

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  34. What fabulous projects - clever idea with the candle. I adore your photo frame - that's probably my favourite and the little t-shirt looks lovely too.
    hugs
    Dawn x

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  35. Oh wow - that candle is just divine and your projects are so inspiring.
    I have really enjoyed this hop - it's been so much fun. :0)
    Hugs to you Krafty Karen xx

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  36. Gorgeous projects,love the candle.xxx

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  37. WOW! Fantastic homemade stuffs. I am soooooooo checking out your crocheted stuffs in a bit! I adore your earring frame holder. I need one for my daughter for sure! EEK! I am going to have to scroll over this one, one more time to make sure I don't miss anything.

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  38. the embellishments from your etsy shop are beautiful-thanks for a chance to win-love all 3 projects you are showing-my fave is your earring display frame

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  39. Some fabulous creations here, but I just adore that frame it's gorgeous!

    Lin xx

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  40. Geraldine, you are one talented lady, loving the t-shirts and the earring display frame. The candle is just adorable and I will definitely be popping in and out of your etsy shop to have a nose. Your blog is lovely and has given me some wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing. Lisa x

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  41. Wonderful creations Geraldine :)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  42. Love the spooky alter candle. I am always a fan of sewing themed things...so love the frame too. TFS!

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  43. Wonderful projects! That earring display is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

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  44. Wow, you've made some wonderful projects! Thanks for the chance to win some great prices and the fun blog-hop.
    Hugs Annika

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  45. Oh my!!! fabulous projects, great ideas. Loving your crochet blog too. Happy Birthday. Great hop.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  46. Geraldine! What beautiful creations! The earring display is fabulous! I am so inspired! :)

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  47. Wow what great ideas and I LOVE those bats!
    Thank you for the inspiration I am off to the next blog :D
    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  48. Fabulous projects Geraldine. Love the candle and what a great idea to decorate t-shirts with the snippets. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  49. WOW!!! Fabulous projects hun!!
    and fabulous giveaway too
    hugs
    laney

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  50. All of these projects are fantastic and show such a diverse range of talent! But the earring holder is just amazing and looove it

    Shelby

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  51. great projects- that candle is fab xxx

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  52. Beautiful creations. especially love the candle, its real gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  53. Hi Geraldine
    Wow! Amazing projects! love it. Thanks for the inspirations.
    -Sony

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  54. Geraldine, your creations are gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance to win ;)

    Hugs from Anne

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  55. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation!.. lovely details.
    -Sony

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  56. Beautiful projects - very creative.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  57. Gorgeous creations :-) all of them are lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols xx

    p.s, I have candy on my blog if you're interested :-)

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  58. This is gorgeous. Love the colours and detail.
    Diane xx

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  59. Gorgeous creations,love the candle.
    Wendy xx

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  60. OMG - your embellishments are GORGEOUS! I really enjoyed visiting your blog - thanks for all of the inspiration!

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  61. Wow, what beautiful very different projects x

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  62. Love the little snippets, they look like they would work for alot of different projects.

    Hugs
    Jenn Zeeb

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  63. WOW! Awesome! I love it! Thanks for giving me inspiration!

    Hugs, Hilde

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  64. This is a great kit with lots of inspiration. Love the little snippets.

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  65. Wonderful projects!
    Thanks for the change to win great prices :)

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  66. Wow gorgeous creation i so love the frame.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  67. Your embellishments are stunning and I love all the projects you have made with them.
    Kat
    x

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  68. great creations geraldine! oooh hello kitty! I just luv anything HK :)

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  69. Gorgeous creations i love the picture frame. luv gina xx

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  70. Beautiful creations, love that lace!
    Hugs Julie P

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  71. I love these altered projects great inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win this dreamy prize and I'm your newest follower.
    Hugs Trish Munro
    Gold Coast,Australia

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  72. Love your projects, especially that picture frame. Too cute!

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