Friday, 2 September 2011

Inky Impressions Fall Fun Blog Hop!!

Happy Friday and welcome to the Inky Impressions FALL FUN Blog Hop!!

The Inkettes are putting on this blog hop to show you some really FUN new rubber stamp releases that have just come out!! The images are:
Pirate Christopher
Deputy Christopher
Robinhood Christopher

This blog hop begins TODAY, Friday September 2nd at 7:00 AM (EST) and will end on Sunday, September4th at noon (EST) don't miss out on the fun and prizes!! The Winner will be announced on the Inky Impressions Inspirational be sure to check back to see if you're a winner!

For the prize, one lucky winner will receive TWO of the new released images you see today along with a sentiment stamp and some yummy embellishments!!....Now doesn't that just ROCK?!! So please be sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog hop stop along the way and finish to the end for your chance to win!!

If you came here from Cyndi's blog you are the right track, if not please start at the beginning with Jackie's

My card today uses "Pirate Christopher"

Isn't this just the cutest little pirate ever!? I coloured him with Promarkers and embossed his belt buckle and sword with silver embossing powder.
The papers were from a lovely blogging friend and I just finished it off with some black gems from my local pound store.
And I am entering this card into the Stamps R Us Challenge where it's "anything goes"

I decided to make another card with the same stamp using "non traditional" pirate colours.

I followed the sketch over at Sketch and Stash for this one and of course my new stash is the stamp.
As usual I coloured with Promarkers and this time I embossed his belt, sword and the little skull with gold embossing powder.
I found the gold sequin waste stuff in my kids craft box and thought it would look quite good with the pirate image and then used a metal "coin" embellishment from which was actualy silver but I just inked it with a couple of coats of  gold ink, drying inbetween each layer with my heat gun, to make it match the rest of the card.
I love how you can take any of these images and make a totally different card each time by just changing the colours.
I really had fun with this stamp and I have so much more ideas for cards using it.
My middle Daughter's birthday is next week and I was going to have a party for her but since we moved and none of her friends from her old school would be able to come because we are too far away from them, I decided not too, but I was thinking, wouldn't this stamp be perfect for a princess and pirate theme party for a child?
I thought of this theme before for one of my kids parties but I didn't do it because I couldn't find a pirate themed stamp that I liked, but this stamp is just perfect for's boyish but cute enough to be used on a girls invitation too :)
Actually now that I think about it, I could easily have a little party in the house with a few of her new school friends just so I can make some invitations with this little cutie lol, and any of the Inky girl stamps would be perfect for the girls one too:)

From here you will go to Tanya's blog. Make sure you leave comments along the way for a chance to win

Here is the order:

Lora That's me :)
Inspirational blog


Francy said...

these cards are gorgeous.

Carrie said...

Well shiver mi timbers... They are both fabby Hun x x

Pinkllilac said...

Love your cards Lora, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.
Hugs Linda

Angelica said...

Fantastic cards Lora, love the second one.

Beth aka BR-T said...

What fun to see the image in two different card settings!

Cheryl Walker said...

Darling card hun!!! He is super cute, and Im loving all the new images!

ottersln said...

I think so far this is my fav of the new stamps. Great job on both cards.

Danni said...

Wonderful cards!!

*Vicki* said...

Lora, this is really sweet!! I love BOTH of these fun creations!! This image is darling and the way you've got him showcased is lovely!! :)!! TFS!

Eemeli said...

Great colors on that first one! Love both of them and the cas style works really good.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Billie Dee said...

What sweet cards! Those little boys look so innocent. Thank you! Great job.

Jenn said...

Both cards are really cute Lora! I love this cute little pirate!

So glad to be on this fabulous DT with you!


Ria said...

Both are gorgeouss Lora :)
hugs Ria

Dawn Mercedes said...

My favorite would be #2!

Aartje said...

This is very inspiring. It showes the possibilities of this lovely image.
Thanks for the showing this beautyful cards

Love Aartje

Scrappychick said...

love him! boh cards are adorable :)

Sue D said...

Both color combos are great with the pirate!

Nadia said...

This card is so cute!!!1


Nadia..from Italy

Sammi said...

Two wonderful cards Lora! LOVE them!

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the new pirate boy image!

kim.scrapper said...

Both card are "stinkin cute". It was great to see the same stamp used but used in different ways on the card, thanks Kimscrapper on YT

Tanya said...

Lovely cards Lora! Glad to see you back!

Vicki said...

It's fun to see the same image done differently..Nice job on both!
new follower

McVic said...

love that you made two cards! they both are so cute, and show how diff. you can make this little guy look!

susy said...

card adorable, beautiful colors.

Nicole (Inky's Mama) said...

Very cute cards Lora! I like them both equally. And I especially love the way you colored Pirate Christopher! GREAT JOB!


Nicole : )

Mrs. Sassy Crafter (Fabi) said...

They are very pretty!!!! love the brown with the green combo =0)

lorby said...

I love both of your cards and like the traditional along with the non-traditional colors. Great job.

Marion E. said...

How wonderful to see this little cutie in two different ways!!! Amazing coloring too!
Glad that I'm a new inkette and in the team with you talented ladies.

Crystal said...

These are fantastic, what GREAT designs!!!!

jimlynn said...

Both are adorable with this cute, cute image!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are both so cute!! Love the two different styles.

Jennifer said...

Great way to showcase this great stamp with different styles! Love the details you added!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Both of your cards are fantastic and each with such a different take and inspiration. Like how you utilized the sequin waste - vbery effective.

callyannc said...

These cards are fab! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)

Aartje said...

I thougt I already leave an reaction on your blog but I don't see it...Did something go wrong? So i gave a new reaction

I love the cards you make, they show that you can make very different things with the beautyful inmages.
Thanks for showing it to us.
Love Aartje

~@ngie~ said...

what a great card Lora but unfortunately you have followed our previous Challenge sketch from Challenge 68 & we are now on Challenge 69 :(
but pleez do feel free to pop over to SNS for the new sketch... we would love to see what you can create & we'd hate for you to miss your chance of being a winner ;)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Amy Johnson said...

Such super cute cards!

Faye said...

Both of these are wonderful. Fabby images too. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch n Stash. x