Saturday, 18 June 2011

Simply Sassy Release Blog Hop!

Hi Sassy fans, it's time for another Simply Sassy Release Blog Hop! The new series of stamps, set number 8 are all utterly adorable Christmas chickies! I had such fun making this card, these Sassy girls might actually get me to start on my Christmas cards a little earlier than 1 December... ;o). If you've come here from the very talented Tracy you're on the right track! If you're lost or just starting the hop, please go to the Simply Sassy Inspiration Blog and start hopping from there :D!




Today and for the next two days the fabby Simply Sassy DT is hosting a blog hop with the fabulous set 8 of Simply Sassy stamps, which are all just too Christmassy cute for words :D! And if you leave a comments at all the stops along the hop, you're in with a chance to win the complete set!!! Isn't that amazing, you'll be able to start on your Christmas cards right away and be all smug about it, just like me ;o). Leave your comments before midnight GMT on Monday 20th June!!




You can get all your Sassy stamps (and other Sugar Nellie cuties) from




Now if you're anything like me you'll feel a great connection with this wonderful Sassy stamp, seeing as she's called Retail Therapy and is obviously enjoying getting the last of her Christmas presents for her friends and family...and maybe a little something for herself? After all, she does have to look fab :D!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps: Simply Sassy stamp "Retail Therapy"; HWK Cards sentiment
Paper: Bazzill Basics kraft and white cardstock; Maja Design design paper
Embellishments: Kars adhesive pearls; Zva Creative pearl swirls; string
Tools: EK Success Retro Flower punches; McGill leaf and starburst punches; Magnolia Doohickey label; Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser
Copics:
E00, E51, E93, E21 (skin, lips, cheeks)
C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1 (hair, clothes, bags)
E07 (red accents)


I'd also like to enter this card into the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge, thank you for the heads up Corry!


Right, that's enough chatter from me, I will send you on your way to the fabulous Kathrin now, have fun hoppity hopping :D!

Don't forget to leave a comment on every blog hop post along the way to be in with a chance to win the entire set 8! You have until Midnight GMT on Monday 20 June!


Hugs,
Erica

66 comments:

Vicky said...

Ooooh I'm loving this image she has hair like me so even better lol. I love the name apart from cuddling my kiddies & hubby this is the next best thing for cheering you up.........retail therapy....especially for crafty stuff lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Erica. Gorgeous image, and fab colouring. Love the details too.
Hugs
Cathy xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Erica, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is awesome. Off to carry on with my hop! Hugs, Denise x

Crafteezee said...

Hi Erica, simply gorgeous, I love this stamp and think she has many uses other than Christmas too. Beautiful colour scheme. Hugs Tracy x

alethea said...

Love the colours you have used for this card!! Definitely a image that can be used for other occasions! hugsxx

Marion said...

Hi Erica, Simply gorgeous card and a fabulous Sassy image. Love her. Delish papers and love the pearls.
hugs
Marion

weewiccababe said...

she's just perfect Erica, love the monochromatic colouring
Debz
x

Flutterby Trina said...

I love the way you have coloured her mono and spiced up the rest of the card!!! Love the little tag too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us! xxx

marion said...

Love what you've done with this card ! How original to colour the image grey ! Hugs, Marion

Dots Dabbles said...

I really love the way you have coloured with greys..when you add the red accent to it...WOW! Fabulous card
Dot xxx

Astrid said...

Wowww, dit is echt een schitterende kaart Erica, prachtige kleuren, afdrukje is helemaal superrrrr !!!

groetjes Astrid

Karyn S said...

OMG, very sassy!! this image is probably my fav - I love shopping!! I love how you have coloured her in b/w just gorgeous!

Cor* said...

OH WOW! I love this to bits. Your red, white & theme is gorge! Fits into the CSAYL challenge, in case you were wondering! I love your layout & hidden tage! Thanks for inspiring! And thanks for a chance at your super whopping candy!

Fot said...

wow im loving your creation, what a super cute card~ Thank-you for sharing ...
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Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card and coloring!!

Rose said...

Erica, your Retail Therapy image looks fabulous on this great holiday card. ~ Rose

Juls said...

ooooh wow this is fabulous!!! I love the fact the image is monochrome with a tiny touch of red, and I love all your layers!!! such a fantabulous card!!! Hugs Juls

Debs M said...

wow this is gorgeous, love the pearls on the snowflakes and flowers, the papers are great and she is beautifully coloured, lovely card x

Paula said...

This is such a lovely & unusual creation with the combination of monochrome colouring with the little red accenting & the background of kraft, red & toning grey with white. I just love it (as if you can't tell from my lack of punctuation). The starbursts with the pearls pick up the stars of the patterned paper beautifully & I love those seirls & the way you've created a pull-out tag that looks utterly part of the design. Stunning!
Paula (PEP)

Fiona said...

oh another gorgeous sassy...I think this is my favourite from the set although they are all so pretty!!

fi
x

bettand said...

This is fab:) Love the image, colouring and details:)

Gabbi said...

Hi erica this card is so great. Not over the top christmas colors. I love it and this image is probably my favorite so far. Great card.

Anita said...

This is gorgeous Erica. She looks beautiful and I love your dp. The flourishes and flowers look fabulous too.

petra,s cards said...

geweldig wat een super mooie kaart weer je hebt altijd een geweldig mooie skech en weer geweldig ingekleurd!!! echt genieten!
fijn weekend xx petra

Carisa said...

oh my goodness, she looks adorable! i love how you kept her coloring monotone. fabulous job. i love all the layers and how that tag pop out!

Lou Mac said...

Erica!! This is BEAUTiful! I LOVE the look of her in monochrome - such a neat idea!! The splashes of red and kraft are making me drool and those snowflakes are so unusual!! LOVE it!!

sandiblu said...

This is a truly stunning card Erica - she is such a fashionista !!!! Love the colour combo too !!

Hugs, Sandra xx

Julye said...

Love her and the colour scheme too and she would be great for anytime of year not just xmas.

Gerrittina said...

Wauw Erica, wat een mooie kaart is dit geworden!!

Heike said...

Hi Erica, hope you feel good :-).

Your creation is stunning, wonderful Details and colors. Love it.

Big Hugs
Heike

Kate said...

Great stamp, love how you've coloured her all in grey.

** Kate **

*Alison* said...

This is adorable.. I love how you did the image in black and white and the rest of the card in color.. I also love the snowflakes.. HUGS

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card! Susan xx

cardmaking bird said...

Great card. She looks v classy! Hugs, Marie xx

coops said...

wow, fabulous card erica.love this sassy , shes so versatile and your colours and details are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

wow, fabulous card erica.love this sassy , shes so versatile and your colours and details are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

wow, fabulous card erica.love this sassy , shes so versatile and your colours and details are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Debsg said...

Gorgeous card. Love the subtle colouring of the stamp.

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous card, love your layout, colors and coloring! She's gorgeous!!!

Candy said...

Erica,
The design of your card is awesome!!!
New Sassy Image is adorable.
Great work!
Hugs, Candy

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

Adorable card and beautiful colors!

Hugs

Jane said...

Love love love her Erica!!

ourmoi said...

Oh I need some retail therapy...now...Erica, a lovely card. Hugs

Laetitia said...

Great card Hun. Love the monochrom look of your Sassy girl. You're right, she has to get something for herself to look stunning. And she sure does.
Love your card, the colours are lovely, and so soft. Great look for a different Christmas card.
Have a great day,
Laetitia xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Erica, this is a stunning creation. Love the new Sassy and very scrummy details. Gorgeous.

Donna x

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love her all in grey.

Jen

Sheila said...

Erica, Wow another stunning Sassy design! Loving this one too! OMG how do I choose a fav? Sheila:)X

Autumn said...

Just Beautiful!! Love the way you've colored her and your papers are fab!!
xxAutumn

MacKenzie said...

Beautiful job on our Black, White and ?? challenge! I'm so glad that you played along with us this week over at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful!!!
hugs, Janiel

Eulanda said...

OH MA WORD this is GORGEOUS!! She is so super cute and I love your color combo and flowers. LUV IT!! Oooh the new Doohickey tag. ADORABLE!! Hugs!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Erica
A gorgeous and beautiful card just love this new sassy,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

alina said...

Erica, ik ben helemaal weg van je prachtige kaart, maar ook van die geweldige stempel!
Groetjes, Alina

kathr said...

WOW Erica , just love this stamp, love what you have done with it!
Hugs Kath...
Oh and thanks for the chance to win...

Mette said...

This is beautiful. Love that the image has been kept "au natural" amongst the lovely reds. Just lovely.

Hugs, Mette

nicolet said...

Een schitterend kaartje Erica!
Groetjes Nicolet

Suzi said...

Erica, this is stunning, I love the design, that image is so gorgeous. A beautiful Christmas card indeed.
Hugs
Suzi x

Melly said...

Wow wow wow!
I just love this! She looks just amazing in the lovely grey tones! fabby
hugs melly xxx

manuela said...

Oh, what a beautiful Card!!!
Manuela

Lyndi said...

Love your card and the not to christmassy colours are great!

Lxx

Crafty Chris said...

Absolutely stunning she is my fav, gorgeous design and beautiful embellies.
Chris x

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card Erica! Great how you used only one colour for the clothes with such a fantastic result! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

LaJanette said...

AMAZING CARD! Love your color combos; coloring is awesome! That sassy is one of my girls; the shopping kind:)

Janette

Kitika said...

Wow this is one sweet project, such a charming image.

Bernadet said...

geweldige kaart Eer en deze stempel is werkelijk schitterend, net zoals de gebruikte kleurencombi!!!

kurlygirl said...

Oh my! This is just stunning! I love all the extra's you've added to it and your coloring is outstanding!