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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Live and Love Crafts Birthday Blog Hop

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Hi everyone, and welcome to the Blog Hop to celebrate Live and Love Crafts First Birthday, I'm stop number 2 so you should have come here from Live And Love Crafts Blog.

We are using our favourite products from the store, wow such a free reign, I love everything that Sandy stocks. I've made a card for Grace's 6th birthday with my favourite stash. It was this weekend last year that we were away for her birthday and with the usual British summer the weather was pants, so we were sat in and while I was blog hopping with an intermittent signal I came across Live & Love Crafts store and blog, and well the rest as they say is history.

Here's the order of the hop;

Becky (me)







There's a £20 store voucher up for grabs, all you have to do is leave a comment on everyone's post and add your name to Inlinkz on the LLC blog.


There are also 4 prizes hidden along the way, so make sure you visit every blog.


Here is my card.

Regular readers will know how I have more than a little soft spot for purple, and this is my most favourite every collection of paper, it's Maja Designs 'Shall We Have Coffee', so many gorgeous purples :)


When I'm putting a card together I like to have quite a shabby look to it, and my favourite tool for this is the Tim Holtz distresser tool (all links are at the end of the post), and also the ink applicator to distress the edges of the paper, and sometimes I do both. 


Grace chose the image for me to colour, she wanted her dress pink and yellow hair, she was happy with this as her cake is pink and she 'loves' her hair. Another of my fav products that Sandy stocks is Glamour Dust, it gives such a lovely subtle sparkle effect, I've put some on the cake. And then there is frantage, of course!! I've used Aged Wine here, but I do have them all.


I also love the Kort og Godt flowers that's in store, on this card I've used Lilac Rolled Roses, Cream Chrysanthemums and Cream Hortensia along with a purple Shabby Tulle Rose from Magnolia and a couple of poppies.


And not forgetting the Shabby Seam binding that come in the most gorgeous colours, and of course the little paper bags that are fab for tucking behind images and adding a tag.

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Tina, good luck.

It is actually Grace's birthday today, so we are going to the pictures and out for a grown up meal at a local restaurant tonight. Where has my baby girl gone, I so wish I could slow time down.

Hugs,

Becky xx


88 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creation - LOVE those new Tilda images! :) So adorable! And since purple/lilac is my favourite color, this piece is totally in my taste! :)

    Hugs
    Evelina

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  2. Hi Becky,
    your card is so great and beautiful! I also love this papers and ofcourse every shade of lilac. Have fun with your little daughter this day.
    Big hugs
    Elfi

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  3. I love this!
    That purple colour is my absolute favourite.

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  4. Great colors Becky! Really stunning card! I am no a follower (I already followed you by FB but no blog Oops... now I do! Hugs, Chantal

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  5. Beautiful card Becky..as always...just love all of it..Hugz Gayle xx

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  6. A stunning card, in my favourite colours and with my favourite papers! Hope your daughter has a lovely birthday. Tracey x

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  7. Oh! what a beautiful card you have made Grace, she is going to love it and treasure it for years to come. Stunning colouring and design. Happy blogaversarry to you all and a Very Happy Birthday to Grace.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  8. Beautiful card and papers Ginny x

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  9. Lovely card - Tilda are so sweet :O)
    Hugs
    http://scrapsak.blogspot.dk/

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  10. Hi Becky!
    Oh your card for Grace is simply stunning! I love it so much, its totally obvious you love purple even though somebody visiting (hardly likely ;)) but didnt know about you. Love your coloring and the wording you added alongside the image - very cool!

    Lots of love!
    Hugs, Louise

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  11. Happy 1 year birthday! Your card is gorgeous Becky. I love Purple, and all Your lovely details, and Your coloring is beautiful :-)

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  12. Grace's card is just wonderful. Happy Birthday to Grace and Live and Love Crafts :)
    Love, Mel. xxx

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  13. Grace will love this gorgeous card. Christine

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  14. Amazing card...I love the colours and all beautiful details :)

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  15. Stunning card Becky, loving the colours and embellishing. I'm sure Grace will love this card.
    Tracy xx

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  16. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image, wonderful colours and such gorgeous detailing too.
    Thank you for a fun blog hop
    Sue xx

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  17. Lovely card and fun hoping around ...=)

    hop hop...

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  18. Oh Happy Birthday Grace...such a beautiful card...loving those colors, too! xxx Ann Marie

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  19. Love those gorgeous Maja papers and your magnificently colored Tilda....stunning details!!!! Love this beautiful creation!

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  20. She is a beauty! Love all the goodies you have used hun. Happy Birthday Grace :) <3 xxx

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  21. Beautiful card with such fabulous details
    hugs Louise

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  22. Very very sweet and so lovely, lovely lilac colour, hugs, Marion

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  23. What a delicious card - love the functional text tape against all that pretty femininity - fabulous!
    Alison x

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  24. Hello Becky,

    your card is so great and beautiful!
    Love all the details and the colors.

    Hugs Marrie

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  25. A lovely card Becky and HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE!! Hope you all have a fabulous day, Mary x

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  26. This is so so beautiful Becky - well chosen image and colours by Grace too! Have a very happy birthday Grace! Nicola x

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  27. Absolutely stunning Becky.
    Grace will treasure her card forever.

    Crafty hugs
    Donna x

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  28. Beautiful card Becky, I have more than soft for purple as well :-) love all the layers and products used.
    ~Steff~

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  29. totally gorgeous card, love all the deteil. Happy Birthday Grace x

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  30. Your colouring is fab & I love the purple (fav colour), the whole card looks great xx

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  31. Fantastisk kort ... Jag älskar färgerna och alla vackra detalje

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  32. very pretty card! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

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  33. Becky sweetie, your card is gorgeous one! Love your coloring - absolutely stunning hair - and the colors you have chosen.
    Hugs, Sande xx

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  34. Absolutely stunning!
    Gorgeous card:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  35. So adorable card. I love lilac.
    Jasmina

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  36. So beautiful Becky..love the layers and papers and Tilda looks gorgeous..love all the details and colours..fabulous colouring and design..gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  37. I just LOVE all the purple!!!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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  38. Grace will love this card so much-It is so beautiful,
    hugs Tamara

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  39. Lovely card. Cute Tilda and I love all the flowers.
    Hugs
    Anna-Karin

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  40. Just scrumptious Becky, as always there are lots of lovely little finishing touches. Hope Grace had a great birthday.
    Anne x

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  41. I love the colours and all the pretties, so beautiful
    Hugs Julie P

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  42. This such a Stunning Card! Grace has the perfect taste in colours! Loooove every thing about this card! Have a great Weekend!

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  43. Beautiful card with gorgeous details and coloring. These are my favorite colors and you've used them elegantly. "Hugs"

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  44. Beautiful card and love the little bits of frontage on it, need to figure out how to do that!

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous! My fave color scheme and beautiful flowers and die cuts!
    Danielle:)

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  46. This is so full of loveliness. Gorgeous colouring and awesome layout full of Live and Love goodies.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  47. Hello Becky!

    Wow... such a gorgeous card as always. I'm everyx time so happy to see an new card from you!

    Happy Birthday to one year LLC! ♥

    Hugs,
    ♥Diana♥

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  48. Beautiful card, I love lilac/purple too it's such a happy colour xhugsx Nikki

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  49. Happy - Happy LLCrafts Birthday! This card is as pretty as all of your cards. I can see you used Distress Inks for coloring and you made it so beautiful! Hugs from Anne Lise.

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  50. What a beautiful card, love all the detail. Love the coloring!
    Loriann
    Craftymama3.blogspot.com

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  51. This is so beautiful Becky! I'm sure Grace will be delighted with it :D The colours are amazing, and I absolutely love the paper :)

    Tanya xx

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  52. I'm crazy about purple and it's also name of my blog ;) Kisses ;)

    fiolety.blogspot.com

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  53. Love your gorgeous card Becky and all the lovely details. Congrats to LLC too on the occasion of their first birthday, I know the whole Design Team have helped to contribute to making it the lovely store it is today. Judy x

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  54. Oh this is just so pretty :-) Your card is a perfect showcase of all the gorgeous LLC products and I love them all!
    Hugs, Kat xx

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  55. This is absolutely stunning, Becky! I adore purple and am so in awe of your colouring with Distress Inks! Beautiful layout and embellishments. Hope little Grace had a super day :)
    xx

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  56. Becky, I love your creations a lot!
    Your style is typical you , and very beautiful!
    Wish you lots of inspiration .
    Magda

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  57. Stunning card Becky, I just love the purples and all the beautiful details:)
    Hugs Charlotte

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  58. A big wow for your card ! I love so much the color aqua that you put on your background...
    Helene

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  59. Hi Becky,
    Sooo love your cards. As much as you do, I also love all stocked parts at LLC Store. Your cards are always beautifylly composed in accordance with LLC´s products.
    Thanks and regards
    //Britt

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  60. As usual you have done a very beautiful card! I like your cards a lot!
    Hugs
    Anna

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  61. Gorgeous card... as usual!! I love colours, details... I love your Tida and your fabulous colouring!
    Hugs
    Barbara GR

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  62. Love the card... Happy Birthday Grace

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  63. It's a beautiful card: i like the colors and the flowers are great.

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  64. Wow what a beautiful card
    hugs susan

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  65. Another super lovely card my talented friend!

    A big hug for you and Happy Birtday Grace!

    Franz.

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  66. This is beautiful. Love the purple details withbthe ribbon, flowers and diecut details. TFS. Bettina xx

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  67. What a beautiful card! (and I don't like purple!!) It is absolutely gorgeous :)

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  68. What a beautiful card - and I dont like purple!! Absolutely stunning :)

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  69. Love your sweet purple card and amazing coloring:)

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  70. Ohhh I simply love this one but then you are using my fav colours too and all those embellies, such a touchy feeling card, lol
    Shree xx

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  71. I could just sit & stare at your card for hours! So very nicely done & I LOVE the frantage you used! Ok well really I pretty much love the whole thing!

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  72. Lovely card. I have this Tilda too and I love her! Your coloring is amazing and all those lovely details - wow!
    Hugs,
    Tamara

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  73. Absolutely goregous, Becky! love your beautiful frantage style and coloring! congrats on 1 year anniversary, I sure miss you gals! xx

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  74. Beautiful card and fabulous colouring ! Love it :-)
    Brgds
    Turid (Norway)

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  75. Beautiful card and fabulous colouring ! Love it :-)
    Brgds
    Turid (Norway)

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  76. Beautiful card! I love it! Love from Laura xxx

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  77. Stunning Becky! You and LLC are a match made in heaven! You make LLC products shine!! Stunning card and love the papers. Hugs, Wends xxx

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  78. Hi Becky,
    your card is beautiful. Tilda looks very pretty with your soft and warm colouring and I love those Maja Design papers :) Great design :)

    Hugs, Karita

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  79. Hi Becky. Aww!! Isn't she adorable, love your colours too!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  80. Gorgeous card Becky, perfect for a beautiful 6yo, all that purple shabbiness is divine : )

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  81. Great card Fab Blog Love Carole x

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  82. Gorgeous card Becky, Purple is one of my favourites too. Great image and love the design xx

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  83. This is stunning. I love the design and colours. Amazing creation! Hugs! xx

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  84. Wonderfull Card . I love this.
    hugs Sabine

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  85. Awww....this was the last card I commented on whilst in Germany and I thought I'd check back to see if my comment went through since I had some wifi issues, and apparently it didn't. :-( Anyway; I believe what I said was that Grace must have been very pleased with this card. :-) Then I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your amazing work for LLC over the last year; I'm so very grateful to have you on the team, but also to have gotten to know you better on a personal level. Sandy xx

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