Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tartan Day Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Tartan Blog Hop hosted by Gill at
Tartan Day is today, April 6th, hence the reason for our blog hop. This is the first time I have ever participated in a hop before, so I'm excited at the thought of meeting lots of new bloggers & hopefully making new friends too.........please join me on my journey & vist my fellow crafters who come from all over the world & have been selected to take part & create a project, or two, with an element of tartan on it!!
Oh and I also have to mention this is a hop with a difference as there is some lovely candy to be won.......keep reading to find out how :D But first onto my projects!!!

Above is my Tartan Day card, which I made using papers from Sharon Duncans cd 'Just Thistles', I also used my Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon & some gems......Hope you like it!

My second project is a candle to match the card, using the same topper from the Sharon Duncan cd once again.
Here is a list of all the participants in todays blog hop, please visit them to view their fabulous projects too :

1. Gill
2. Linda
3. Lisa G
4. Martha
5. Vicky
6. Anita
7. Ann YOU ARE HERE!!!
8. Amanda
9. Debbie
10. Haidee
11. Valerie
12. Margaret
13. Becky
14. Laura
15. Jenn
16. Sharon
17. Beckie
18. Faith
19. Jill
20. Lisa P
21. Alethea
22. Nancy

Back to the Candy........Some of the blogs listed above have a letter on their post, but not all of them, to enter the candy competition, you must gather all the letters together and then assemble them to create a Scottish word......then visit Gills blog & add your name to the Mr Linky at the bottom of her post (Don't reveal the secret word!!). When the hop is over, Gill will email someone from Mr Linky at random & ask for the word. If correct they will win some fabulous candy - SIMPLES!!!
Thanks for visiting - hope you enjoyed my Tartan project, please leave me a comment and also visit Amanda who is No 8 on the list to see her fabulous creations :D

Happy Crafting......and Hopping!!!

Ann xxx


  1. OOH ilove your candle!! I am yet to make one off these but i do love them.. Something for m to think about doing for teachers Xmas presents this year!!! Love your card too!!! HUgs xx

  2. Gorgeous card & candle Ann hope you are keeping well xx

  3. WOW Ann they are fantastic projects - i just love that cd - id forgotten i had it till i saw your card - thanks for reminding me. Im going to do some stamping onto candles today - well thats the mission whether it works or not is antoher story!! thanks for sharing your projects and for taking part - LOVE IT!

  4. Well...since your projects are my favorite colors, I think you should send them my way! Great job just love them!!!

  5. wow Ann, i love your projects and that candle is stunning, well done, love it, i am following you now too, love and hugs vick xxxx

  6. hi am just hoping along i flow gills blog,i like your contempory thistle card love bluebell-flowerwood.

  7. I love your projects and colors. What a cool idea to decorate a candle.

  8. Gorgeous projects Ann I love the colours you've used
    Val x

  9. Ann, your card is so beautiful and I am loving the candle.

  10. I love the interaction of the papers on the card, and the candle is wonderful!
    I am hosting my 1st blog hop & would love for you
    to join & be part of it to share your talent!

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  11. awesome projects! I love the candle but your card is simply gorgeous! TFS

    Thanks for hopping with us, I am number 13 on the hop =)


    Becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

  12. I love your card and candle. Beautiful colours, love the purple, lilac and green scheme. Amazing. I am number twelve on the hop. Thanks for joining us on the hop. Margaret.xx

  13. great card and candle Ann x

  14. What a gorgeous gift set! I love purple and I love candles. It's perfect!!

  15. Oh they are gorgeous! Love the card, beautiful

  16. So very creative, Ann!

    I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi.

  17. Love both your projects they are just fantastic!

  18. great projects,

  19. I love both of your projects!!!They are great--thanks for letting me participate in this hop.

  20. What a fun card Ann! I love thistles and this tartan thistle looks amazing!

  21. Hi Ann,
    I just love the purple Tartan and the thistles are fabulous. Great Job!
    I love your altered bangle and box also.
    Happy to be a new follower!

  22. love the candle and cards ann lovely jxx

  23. Hi Ann,

    Your card and candle are so pretty, especially as a pair. You did a great job on both of them. TFS!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  24. Lovely Card Ann, I didn't even know it was Tartan Day! xx

  25. Hiya Ann

    Great projects. I love the purple and lilac colours on the card and the candle is good too. Are you going to burn it? Did you use a heat gun to seal the image onto the candle?

    Keep up the good work.

    Lisa xx

  26. wow love the candle I always end up melting mine lollove the colours too

  27. Thanks a million to everyone who participated in the blog hop, Many thanks for your lovely comments and to the some who became followers....many thanks too!!

    Hugs, Ann xxx

  28. Lovely work Ann. Love the way you have done the thistle and great to have a matching candle too xxxxx

  29. Hi Ann, beautiful card, I love the colours, love what you've done with the candle too :-) That bangle looks great. I love the Decopatch papers, I keep looking at them at shows but I think theyr'e expensive! I keep thinking I could use paper napkins but you really don't get them in so many lovely colours and designs :-/
    Anne xx

  30. Hiya just a quickie to say your won candy over on Faiths blog from tartan day !! well done.

  31. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, It works sweet, pretty and very nice,,

  32. Uhooi,,
    Waw, this card is very nice, sweet and creative,,


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Ann :D