Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Stamp Man Blog Hop, Candy, and Award Event.

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a great day and that you're rested and content as we move towards the start of a new year.

To continue the celebrations our lovely friend Jill at The Stampman has decided to host a fabulous event so we can look back on the what we've achieved in the past year and gain an award for our efforts and enjoy the coming year using some of the fabulous candy she has on offer.
Here's the brilliant award ~




Here's what you have to do 





Find a project of your own from this year that you feel is your best/favourite and write a post on your blog about it. It can be a card, a layout, an altered project, or even a new technique that you have mastered this year.  It must be anything crafty that you have made and designed yourself.  You can mention why you liked this project, details or instructions for it, or simply just post the picture, this is up to you.

Hop over to the start of the blog at The Stampman and follow the instructions on their blog, if you've got it right you should have got here from Debbie at Made With Love and have picked up three code letters so far.


My code letter for you to collect is T 

when you've collected all the code letters email Jill with your answer at thestampman@btconnect.com



and leave a comment on every blog in the hop to be eligable to win one of the fantastic prizes The Stampman are offering

On my blog the prize is a massive 400 Assorted Brads

I had no problems choosing the project that gave me the feel good factor  as it was the highlight of my year when the entry won  Editors Choice in the ATC challenge in The Craft Stamper.  Click on the pic to have a closer look






I have spent many happy hours with the children I have taught and with my nephews and neice on bug hunts in various places near where we live and have enjoyed their sense of wonder when they see these wonderful creatures under the microscope so these ATC's were a joy to make.

Can't wait to see what you think is your best of 2009, so come join our celebration of a crafting year
by either starting the hop at The Stampman or skipping over to the next blog in the hop at Vix.

Here's wishing you all you would wish for yourself in 2010
With Love

Michelle

98 comments:

jo-in-oz said...

Hi Michelle, hope you've had a fantastic Christmas and you and yours are all well. Trying to get around this blog hop thing but people keep interupting me - must get a lock on the door!! Love and hugs to you. Miss you loads. Jo x

Anne said...

Ooh, love blog hopping - especially when there's a prize to win on every blog. Hugs xx

☼ Cheryl* said...

The backgrounds are beautiful in your cards, Michelle. I can see why you were chosen to win Editors Choice in the ATC challenge in The Craft Stamper!

Sid said...

Loving your fab project and enjoying my bloghop !!

brenda said...

Gorgous shading and coluors Michelle, really lovely project.

B x

Sarah Anderson said...

I remember seeing these and loving them at the time! So it's nice to put a name and face to them. Well done you! Definitely a well deserved editor's choice.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous ATCs Michelle and I can see why Katy picked them The backgrounds are fabulous and the end results really striking.
So glad I got to visit here. Fliss x

starcyl said...

I do enjoy a blog hop, and seeing all these great projets is so inpirational.

Jenny x

Josephine said...

Beautiful work on a difficult subject!

Sally H said...

Ooooh, michelle - I didn't realise those lovely ATCs were yours! they are gorgeous! Really enjoying the blog hop!

Kim. said...

Oh Michelle these are really different yet very inspiring, great use of colours. Thanks for the letter, now off to hop.
Kim xXx

Saskia said...

Lovely, lovely atc's, so creative!

Hop, hop... to the next blog!

Saskia :)

Dotty Jo said...

Amazing bugs - they look so real! Beautiful work, Jo x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Michelle, congratulations on your ATC success. They are really beautiful.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Thank you for the chance of winning this blog candy. I would love to be in with a chance of winning as I would put it to good use for my cards that I make to sell to raise funds for different charities. Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

Best wishes,

Kym xxx
http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com/

Lindart said...

O-o-o-h! I love those bug cards! Beautiful!! I love the prize too - won't run out of brads to soon with that many!! Thank you!

Avril Ann said...

Hi Michelle, I hope you had a wonderful xmas, and no wonder you are proud off these atc's, my ambition for 2010 must be to join you clever girls in the mags....LOL. Much love Avril xxx

Jenny said...

I love these ATCs even though I hate bugs!!

craftychris said...

beautiful work

chris xx

crafty creations said...

Hiya Michelle

Loved this in the Craft Stamper and still do no wonder you are proud of your work you have every right to be

xx Hilda

Neet said...

Love those bugs - the backgrounds are gorgeous. Thanks for being part of this blog hop - gives one a chance to see some great stuff.

Wilma said...

what a famous bunch you are - thats 2 been published by CS now - gorgeous backing but i am not so sure of the bugs - as long as they are not alive its ok though :)x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful ATC. Love the combo of the leaf and bugs...This is a great blog hop.

Lisa said...

Oh I remember admiring those bugs in Craft Stamper!!!! Wonderful work, and a fab blog hop!
Lisa :)

georgina said...

love your atc, but whats new? love your stuff,hope you're well again, luv Georgy Girlxx

Anonymous said...

The ATC's are absolutely beautiful - I remember them in Craft Stamper and wondering how you had made the bugs so life-like. Are you by any chance related to George McGavin (bugman extraordinaire)!!

On with the blog hop - I am seeing some seriously great blogs!

Best wishes Annette Goodey

kandistar said...

Now I don't like bugs, they make me squeamish but these bugs are cute on the ATC's. That is a very generous win, 400 brads! I just started using them myself and I love them! Thanks for the blag hop! *Candace*

KayG said...

Wow! Those are stunning backgrounds, love your set of ATCs :)

Debbie said...

i am enjoying seeing lots of differnt sites this is fun

Anne Jagger said...

Michelle, I remember seeing these and thinking that they were gorgeous, but I hadn't clicked that it was you - they are fabulous.
Happy New Year Michelle, and hope to see you again before not too long. Thank you for your kind comments.
Much love, Anne x x x

mulberry station said...

Beautiful work of art. These are fabulous!

Julie Riley said...

Lovely blog with gorgeous work well done, this is my first blog hop and enjoying looking at everybodies work.

Lynne in NI said...

I love your ATCs - your colouring is fab!
:o)

Annette said...

Love the bugs! What an unusual subject - just shows you need to 'think outside the box' sometimes.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous, even with bugs...lol

Merry said...

Oh wow...who would have thought beetles could look so wonderful.

Julie Ranae said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate this project! Congratulations all over again!

Glennis said...

Wow Michelle, those bugs are so realistic - I am not surprised they were published

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous bug ATC's - how clever all you ladies are to be published in the Craft Stamper (my absolute favourite craft mag.)Many congratulations.
Wish I could join your weekend retreat in March - I only live a short drive from Bolton Abbey, but I will be returning from my hols. that Friday. Now I have found your lovely blog I will look out for future ones.
Love, Sylvia xx

stampingsue said...

Another wonderful blog to look at. I'm going to have to join in more hops I love all the inspiration.

Sue

Gez said...

Lovely Atc's. I thought they deserved to win when I saw them in CS. Well done, they are beautiful. Lovely to stop by your blog. Gez.

Christine said...

Arrgh!! bugs....yucky critters. But best place for them is on ATC's and they don't crawl either...lol

Great job Michelle.

mgcreative said...

wow, great idea :)

marysanders123 said...

Hi Michelle love the card and thanks for the letter now on to the next blog on the hop.

Sherry Goodloe said...

I love atcs and yours are really cool! Onto the next stop *smiles*

JulyeB said...

Your bugs look so real happy 2010 and thanks for sharing your fav project Julye

Rosemary said...

Well I am subscribing to your blog immediately, what gorgeous work, those backgrounds are to die for.

ElizabethR said...

Love the bugs! Merry Christmas LOL Elizabeth xx

Claire said...

Fab ATCs, loved them when they were in CS

Artyjen said...

Yes I can see why you liked these...saw them in the mag and thought they were stunning..well deserved I say!
xoxo

Vicky said...

Wow, I love these ATC's, you did a fantastic job...
So different...
Congrat's on the publication too....
I will be back to see more of your work after the hop....
can't wait...
x
Vicky

Ildiko said...

Michelle the ATC are yummy. Love the colours and it did deserve bseing in the magasine. I'm just thinking of entering the ATC swap for the January mag already got my ideas now just got to put it together but I keep comeing up with new ideas for it lol
hugs
Ildiko

AliMayes said...

Your ATCs are absolutely fabulous!!

bettyt said...

I am enjoying this blog hop, will be back to look at your blog later.

Zoechaos said...

Remember these & think they are very special on so many layers. Am enjoyinging the blog hop! & its nice to drop by here again. Thank you also for your lovely comment over at my place.
Happy New year

Pringle99 said...

Love those bugs !

Albajane said...

blo hop is so so muchfun x

jane said...

loved your atc. Having fun on the blog hop
x Jane

Sue Abbott said...

Loving seeing all the different projects on everyones blogs. The Atc's were so worthy of being the Editors choice, well done! Hopping again!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Thise bugs are to die for super cool!!! WOW! The design and crafty idea are just super! Love them!! Your work is FAB! Love your blog!!
Thank you for the opt o hop along! I am following along and would love if you would hop over and check out my blog and follow me along as well!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU
and
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
HUGS
Rach
Queen La Rubba

Kat said...

Love your ATCs and blog hopping is great fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

Yvonne said...

What fun is this!! Thanks for the chance to win.

samjcocur said...

Wonderful colours - love the idea!

angelic annemarie said...

Loving your BLOG and enjoying my bloghop

Cath Wilson said...

Fab cards - I love resist stamping - and great idea to do the blog hop!!

Lynn said...

Love the idea but not a fan of bugs.

Lynn x

Shairon said...

Great ATCs Michelle! I don't like bugs either but you make them look cuddly - well almost! I'm really enjoying my journey through Blogland!

judie said...

That is just stunning, i cant wait to play with all my stuff when it arrives, thank you for the stepping stone and for a lovely blog xx

Laura said...

I loved these ATC's when I first saw them in Craft Stamper.

Pat said...

Beautiful ATC's the colours are stunning.

Pat xx

Erika said...

Hop, hop, hop....it's great to see everyone's work...great ATC's...we have a thing about bugs in this house with 2 boys...at the moment it's an ant home....let's just hope they don't escape!

Leah the Orange said...

those are FANTASTIC, Michelle! what a great way to make it fun for the kids to document what they've seen/learned! i can see why you were a big winner here!

congrats! :) (and thanks for the blog hoppin' fun!)

Mary said...

Beautiful work!

hugs
Mary

Janet Wilson said...

Fab ATCs

Ginger said...

great backgrounds on the ATC's

Lesley said...

I have loved lookingat your blog
best wishes for 2010
Lesley x

http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

Dragonlady said...

Wow Michelle, this project is amazing. Definately one for the children!

Hugs Ali x

Ruth said...

I love the colors in this project and those bugs....

Helen said...

Lovely ATC's.

Sam said...

Different from anything I've seen before but really great. Love the colours.

Charlotte said...

They are very different. Enjoying seeing everyones work on this blog hop, and lots of inspiration to be had!

Craftnut said...

Great project. All the best for 2010.

craftykitten said...

Hi Michelle,
Wow what stunning ATC's. Great idea.
Hugs
Dawn xx

liz said...

Love those ATCs, they are absolutely fantastic. Not surprised you won the award - they are stunning. Hopping off again! Liz x

Susan said...

Buggy ATC's! Love 'em!
Happy New Year Michelle
SuzyX

Tracy said...

Oooh, I love those, the bugs look really lifelike! I am so enjoying this hop. Happy New Year.

Tracey C said...

Hi Michelle
I love the blue colour - makes it look like I could reach in and pick it up off the card! Bet my boys could have some fun scaring people with them! Well done for winning the comp - very well deserved. I love the colours you have used on the card you made with Jill's Christmas tree scene stamp - just beautiful. I have used that combination a lot this year myself.

My first blog hop - this could take some time....!
Bye for now
Tracey C x

Tess said...

Great blog. Happy New Year. Tess x

Debs said...

These were beautiful when they were done, so different Happy New Year Bee

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous ATCs. Happy New Year. Kim

Cath said...

On the blog hop, but have bookmarked. I will be back....

Kate T said...

wow they are amazing, Kate x

Kimmi said...

Love those ATC, never made one myself, always wanted to, but just never got round to it! Thank you for sharing and congrats on being picked as editors favorite! Well deserved!

Kimmi xx

Lynne K said...

Loved these when I saw them In Craft Stamper. Brilliant!

MimiAnn said...

Happy New Year - I'm on the Blog Hunt but I have book marked your blog so I can retun later.

lisa said...

Hi Michelle. I'm just catching up on what everyone chose as their fav projects and these are gorgeous. I missed them first time round so it's been a real privelege to catch them now. Well done for being published in such a great mag.
Happy New Year to you and yours. I know you'll have a great year with the lovely events you've got coming up.

Lisax

treesawardincrafts said...

I've enjoyed this blog hop and all the inspiration along the way. Happy New Year to you and your family, all the best Teresa.

Phred said...

this is great, blog hopping

lv toria

Donnas Den said...

Fantastic project. Off to Vix now.

Donna