Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop.....

Today is a very special day indeed! It's Lesley Croghan's birthday! Lesley is the founder of the Paper Players. I am so happy that I have had the chance to know Lesley better since being a Summer Guest Designer. She is always there with a friendly, encouraging word. I am so lucky that I can now call her friend.

Happy Birthday, Leslie!

To help Lesley celebrate her birthday, Nance has organised a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop.

I've noticed that Lesley's favourite colour at the moment is Poppy Parade so I decided to make a card and matching gift bag using this colour just for her :)

We hope that you'll enjoy Lesley's Birthday Blog Hop. You can find the list of blogs below. Don't forgot to stop by Lesley's blog to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

Birthday Blog Hoppers -

Anne Marie Hile - Stampin’ Anne
Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
Cindy Beach - Stamps, Paper and Ink
Jaydee - Stampin’ with Jaydee
Jen Mitchell - I Create
Joan Jeffery - JJ Creations
Lauri Ingram - Paperville
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room
LeAnne Pugliese - wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts 
Rita Wright - Cards by Rita
Sandra Azzopardi - Sandra’s Stamping Spot (you are here)
Tui Nathan - Stampin’ Time
As always, I love reading your comments and if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamp - Flower Fancy, So Happy for You (retired)
Card Stock - Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Black StazOn, Lucky Limade
Other - Big Shot Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border punch, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, TomBow, snail, dimensionals

16 lovely comments:

Lauri said...

Love Poppy Parade!! Lesley will love this...a great card and gift combination!

Nancy said...

Wow, what an eye-poppin' color, nice job on the b'day card and a special little treat bag too, very nice!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... that Poppy Parade sure is striking ... love the simple floral image and the pop of green, such a great combination!

Linda Callahan said...


Joan said...

Gorgeous! Love the little gift bag!

Rita said...

I love the Poppy Parade and used it on my card as well. :) Very fun card and matching little treat bag.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Adorable. So crisp and clean and wonderful colours. And a box to boot? Awesome!

Nance said...

Oh, Lesley will adore all this Poppy Parade! A sweet card and gift bag set and I love how you've embossed the bag too! Just lovely. Thanks so much for participating in the hop today Sandra! I'm glad you could join us!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Poppy Parade! Be still my heart! Thank you Sandra for such a lovely card and matching bag...this is really pretty! You gals have bowled me over with this special hop! I am SO honoured!
Thank you!

~Laurie said...

How wonderful! A great gift set! I love the bold colors. GREAT job!

Christine Blain said...


Anne Marie said...

Love this prety creation, made with perfect "Sandra Style"! The color combo is gorgeous!! Such a wonderful creation for the birthday girl! Hugs! :)

Jen said...

I just love cards with matching boxes! This is quite a stunning color combo and really shows off that gorgeous flower.

jaynegs said...

Stunning card.

Cindy Beach said...

LOVE the bold colors and your beautiful set is a great idea. So pretty! I love the way you used mats to make the design even more bold and clean.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Popped back to say hi ... and noticed my comment for this one had disappeared into cyberspace! This is so crisp and gorgeous, Sandra! Love the colours! I am always a little afraid of red as a feature ... but this is so vibrant and full of life! Hugs xxaxx