Monday, September 29, 2008

A Hanna - Versary Challenge & Blog Candy!

Did you know that Hanna Stamps is turning 1 this week ... to celebrate the Design Team have planned some fun challenges over on the Hanna Stamps Member forum with some fun prizes ... so don't forget to check it out. The first of this week's special Hanna Stamps challenges is hosted by Kristi and is called "Get inspired at home". The challenge is to take a picture of something in your house that would inspire you to make a card. I used this ornament pictured below as the inspiration for my card .... notice her hands!!!!

No one really enjoys making sympathy cards but unfortunately we all have to make them at one time or another and I thought the prayering hands in the new "Feeding My Soul" Hanna Set would be perfect for a sympathy card. This set will be released by Hanna Stamps 2nd October.

I used this week's sketch challenge over on SCS to create my card. The river rock panel on the base card was embossed using the birds & swirls cuttlebug embossing folder.


Recipe:
Stamps: Feeding the Soul, Everyday Greetings - Hanna Stamps
Paper: White; River Rock, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke & Le Jardine DP - SU
Other: Black Ink; Birds & Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Circle & Oval Nestabilities; Green Brads; Green Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics


I think I also mentioned Blog Candy .... here is the info:

What's better than chocolate mousse???? New Riley's of course!!!!

In celebration of Hanna Stamps first year in business, Kristi has lots of giveaways for you!!!!!

Visit our talented Design Team Blogs between now and Wednesday to see exciting sneak peeks and for the chance to win a never seen before Riley/Sophie Moose Image.

Leaving a comment on each blog, will increase your chances of winning. One new stamp per Design Team member blog will be given out. Winners will be announced at the Hanna Stamps Release Party on Thursday October 2nd at 9:00 p.m. So pop into the party for challenges, prizes, chatter, more prizes and to see what the amazing Design Team has in store for you.

If you want a chance to win blog candy ... leave a comment on this post . Here are the rest of the DT members blogs .... the more blogs you comment on the more chance you have of winning some blog candy.

Adela - Creations by AR

Amanda - Inkspirations

Beth - Freckled and Fun

Bev - Savor the Journey

Cambria - Stamp a Little Love Baby

Candice - Rubber Soul

Cindy - Cindy Haffners’s Corner

Janette - Stampin with Style

Jeanne - Inky Paws

Judy - Rock is Dead

Kittie - Kittie Kraft

Niki - My Paper Creations

Pam - Iris Garden

Patti - Design {U}

Shannon - Live, Love, Laugh & Stamp

Vicki - Summerthyme Studio

Kristi - Owner - Kreations By Krissy


182 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful card Frances, TFS.

Dawn said...

I saw this set on ebay. It is so elegant. If I had a daughter taking first communion this would be a must, but alas only boys live here.

Goldenbaby said...

Very pretty.. Love the figurine too. :)

Julie said...

Beautiful card! A perfect sympathy card.

Janet said...

I'd love to win.

Mendi M said...

I can't wait to see the new Riley!!

Anonymous said...

I love Hanna Stamps sets and would love to see the new Riley! Your website is great!

Kimberly said...

This is such a neat set, perfect for sympathy cards!!!

Sherri Thacker said...

I am loving all the new sneak peaks.

Kristina Lewis said...

Beautiful card! It is so hard to make masculine and sympathy cards. This set will be a needed purchase!

Susie Cardmaker said...

Just beautiful!

Janette said...

wonderful use of this set Frances- great card!

Anonymous said...

Yum. Blog Candy! And it's not Halloween yet!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card! I love those praying hands.

Anonymous said...

count me in

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Carrie Dyck said...

Great card!

Bonnie said...

B E A Utiful!

Cathy said...

Cute card. I can't wait to see all of the new Hanna's. Riley/Sophie is so cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Dru said...

This is such a pretty card - love the colors and the combination of papers.

The Scrapping Princess said...

Such a pretty yet simple card. I love it!

JenMarie said...

Just lovely!

Gabriela said...

I'm absolutely smitten with Riley and Sophie and would love to win. Your blog is one of my very favorites, too. I read you faithfully through Google Reader.

Jacqui said...

Very very nice card

C said...

I am really looking forward to these great new sets!! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...
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Robin said...

Thanks for the sneak peek!! Sorry about the above removed post - spelling error!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day---would'nt miss it.
You have the best cards. Can't wait for a new Riley.
Kate

Anonymous said...

Great blog...first time visitor but it won't be my last! The sympathy card is wonderful and very appropriate!
Ruth

Dana said...

How awesome of a set! Very much needed!! I love the layers you did. Wish I could remember that! :)

Loobylou said...

Thanks for the chance to win Blog candy. The hanna stamps are adorable- and so hard to come by in Australia.
loobylou@stamp-shack.com

Michelle said...

WOW!! I am really loving that image.

TinaJewel said...

That is such a beautiful card! Everything coordinates well!

Tracy.H said...

I can not wait to see all the new releases...especially the new Riley!! Beautiful card. :0)

mudmaven said...

What a nice card! Love all the sneak peeks! ~chris

Anonymous said...

This is one of the prettiest sympathy cards I've ever seen!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Beautiful card!
I'm really loving all of the sneak peeks :)
Congrats to Hanna!

Katie Skiff said...

Very pretty card. This looks like it will be a great set!
Thank you for the chance
Katie Skiff
jstaskif@itstriangle.com

Miss SassyLaLa said...

New stamps and blog candy, how cool is that.

Kim said...

Wonderful card!!!! Can't wait to see what else is new!

Sandy said...

I can't wait to see the new Rileys!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Vernon said...

What a lovely card. Can't wait to see the new stuff and I would love to win!

Gabby said...

Beautiful card Frances...just beautiful! So stoked Hanna is turning 1!!! Can't wait to party!!! :D

Keri Brown said...

How awesome.. your card is beautiful... and I can't wait to see what new stamps Hanna has to offer.. I am excited...

JessicaK said...

The layered look on your card is beautiful - very simple and classic, as befitting the subject.

Tamara said...

WOW! one year old already. I have a few Hanna stamps sets, but I don't yet have any Riley stamps, and living in Canada I have a strange fondness for moose. They are definitely on my list.

Your card is very nice, and although we never want to think about needing sympathy cards, I agree it is always better to have some prepared in advance.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card, thanks so much for sharing.
I can't wait to see the new Riley!!

inkedx2 said...

Can't wait for the new release. Hope I get a stamp set.

Robbie

Jana said...

Great idea!! Beautiful!

Janna said...

I can't wait to see the rest of the images in this set! Beautiful card!

Theresa said...

Looking forward to view the complete collections.

Blessings,
Theresa

Sara said...

Very nice, soft and pretty

Anonymous said...

I love your card!

Lisa said...

Such an elegant card!

Anonymous said...

Frances, I am really liking this set -- I saw another sneak peek on one of the other blogs -- it looks like such a great set for so many things! Queen Mary

Jackie said...

That is a beautiful sympathy card they are extremly hard to create but I think you did an excellent job with it. I can't wait to see more of the soon to be released new stamps!

Anonymous said...

That is a really nice card! Everyone loves Rileys and a chance to win them!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is very nice!!! TFS! and a Thanks for a chance to win a Riley!!! ~Heidi
ladyb266@aol.com

Anonymous said...

beautiful card!

Jennifer E. said...

This is such a beautiful sympathy card. I love your color choices!

Bonnie said...

Very nice. Thanks for the chance to win Riley!

Bonnie said...

I'm wondering why the current posts are showing up as Sept. 30, tho it's the 29th where I am. Oh, duh, you're from Australia. Now I get it!

Michelle Clark said...

I love the praying hands. A beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win Riley.

MJ said...

elegant and beautiful card.

thanks for a chance to wing :)

MJ

http://talkingtruth.typepad.com/ourfamilycorner/

Anonymous said...

Love those praying hands -- another "gotta get" for me -- and I'd love a new Riley ;-)

slbt17 said...

very nice - such a nice calming selection of colors. Thanks for sharing.
Sandra

Ava said...

Yay! for new Rileys! Love your blog :)
*inky hugs* Ava

MaryBeth said...

A beautiful card for a difficult situation. Thanks for a chance to win!

Nicole said...

Beautiful card!

Congratulations to Kristi and the team!

Nicole
stampinlibrarygirl(at)yahoo.com

Annabelle said...

congrats on turning 1

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done! Your chocolate mousse statement was clever.....lol

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Super cute!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Virgo5 said...

Great sympathy card, and I love your new word Hanna - versary! perfect! TFS

Jaspere said...

Beautiful!

Rachelle said...

beautiful card, very soothing colors.

Unknown said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Happy Birthday Hanna Stamps!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Sympathy cards are always hard for me to make. Happy Birthday Hanna Stmaps.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Your card is great! Your blog is so fun to look at!
I would also love to win some stamps!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card! Happy birthday Hanna Stamps!

lisa808 said...

Very elegant sympathy card. The cat book is adorable and a great idea.

Karen Gladney said...

Nice card Francis. Tks for the chance of winning such sweet blog candy.

Karen said...

very nice - the colors are very soothing.

Unknown said...

Very nice card! I love this new Hanna set.

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thanks for all the inspiration! Great work!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Cindy K. said...

I just love Riley, can't wait to see the new ones.

Jennifer Moore said...

I love the ornament. And you're right. It works perfectly for a sympathy card.

Janet said...

such a pretty card!

Darlene said...

I Love the colors here. Very nice for a sympathy card. The hands are just sweet.
Thanks for sharing!

redstampinsam said...

I just can't get enough of Hanna and Riley. Each set just keeps getting better!

Nancy L. said...

I love this card! This is going to be a great one to have!

Anonymous said...

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Robyn said...

Wonderful card, can't wait to see the stamp sets when released.

StampinCathy said...

Very pretty card. Love what I'm been seeing on this blog hoppin adventure. Thanks for a chance.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful Hoots!! Absolutely beautiful!! I love how you used those hands in this sketch, and the papers are so soft and serene!! WOW!!

Nicki said...

great card!

A-M said...

That's a lovely card - wonderful take on your inspiration piece!

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks for jump-starting my creativeness!

kjlowrey said...

ok - loving this set!!! I want it already!

kjlowrey said...

ok - loving this set!!! I want it already!

anni said...

This is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

can I have it now? my wish list is just getting longer and longer! great set!

Joy said...

fantastic cards! happy birthday hanna!

Anonymous said...

I would love some new toys.

Jaclyn said...

Bring on the new stamps!! Happy B-day!

amyz2988 said...

Great new images! I can't wait!

scrapfancy said...

What a cute card and the wait is getting closer.

Teresa Kline said...

sweet card, thanks for the chance to win! *~*

P Myers said...

Very nice card. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card...I actually don't make sympathy cards. I'd rather just buy one if I need it. I know, sort of weird but I just can't bring myself to make one.

Sue D said...

Very beautiful sympathy card--I like the praying hands. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I love the praying hands.
Julie
www.stampwithjulie.com

Sues said...

Hope 112 is lucky!! Love your card and all of your designs. I drool every day when I get the email!!! TFS! Sue Schwarz

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

Frances! What cute cards you have on your site! I love these praying hands. I'm excited to see all the new stamps.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

tdean said...

beautiful card!

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful color combination.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card...I love the colors..Thanks for a chance to win.

kim3timemom@Yahoo dot com

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

that is a beautiful and touching card. Great set to add to the mix. thanks for the chance to win

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...
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elaine said...

Good Day Frances!

Beautiful card. Looks like some great new stamps being introduced on Wednesday! Can't wait to see them all - especially the new Riley! Hope I'm a winner.

Cathy said...

Great sneak peak Frances. Love the colors. Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

tojoco said...

Wow love your card - Just beautiful.

Julie S. said...

Such a different Hanna! Wow! Thanks for all you do! Happy Anniversary!

Fiorella said...

Very beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Your card is so beautiful. I am looking for to release party.

Elsa
wamu007@aol.com

mustangsarah said...

Gorgeous card. Looking forward to the release party.

jules said...

i love this card.

Betty said...

Gotta love those "Hanna Stamps" !!
They just keep getting better and better....

Love the praying hands!

Anonymous said...

beautiful. What else can I say Annie

Alicia said...

Beautiful card. TFS!

Shannon Roberts said...

I am in love with this set & I haven't even seen it all!!! I can't wait!

Shauna said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to see all the new releases, and I LOVE Riley!

Kristie said...

This is a lovely card...very appropriate for a sympathy card for sure :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful Card.

Sammi said...

Ohhh... I LOVE your card!!
Sammi
xxx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a classy card, beautifull!

XOXO Renata

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Another peek at this set- and I'm loving it!

Donna said...

Beautiful sympathy card. I love the coordination of elements and colors that you have achieved! This set is going to be very useful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sympathy card. I love the somber colors.
I am loving the blog candy!!!! Owl MG!

Lesa
ponsettcreekesign.blogspot.com
Leezer-SCS

Angel said...

a very sweet card! love all the sneak peeks!

Susan Hackney said...

Lovely card!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!

sandyh50 said...

Gorgeous!!!

Leigh Anne said...

just beautiful - love the rich tones on that card! great sneak peek!

Bunny B said...

Gorgeous! I love your creations!

Kelly said...

Wow, I'd love a new Riley! I really like the Sympathy card you made with the new set...it's beautiful and sets just the right tone!

Kathy H said...

Yay...what a great addition to Hanna Stamps...

Alison H said...

Beautiful card. The layers on the sketch are amazing.

nonapearl said...

I love Riley. Pick me, Pick me!

Anonymous said...

I am a moose junky. I love Riley so I hope I am the lucky winner.

Robin said...

I love the new stamp set. Beautiful card. Can not wait to get mine.

Anonymous said...

WOW, new Riley and Hanna's. Yeah. Thanks for the blog candy.
Heidi McDonough
hhmcdonough@yahoo.com

Cindy Sinars said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait!

Colleen said...

Whay a beutiful card. I especially love the layout.

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful!

StmpinGirl said...

Wow, what a great sympathy card! Good for a male or female. Beautiful job!

Claire said...

I love how you made this card. It's very soothing

Chrystal said...

Love the Hanna Previews!!!!!! So much great new stuff!

Anonymous said...

Love candy and Hanna Stamps!

pamcpruett@suddenlink.net

Anonymous said...

Frances, I can't wait to see these new sets. Everyone is doing a fabulous job showing them off.
Has anyone told you lately that you are one talented lady! I enjoy your work! Thanks for taking the time to share your talent and your creative ideas.

maiahs_momma said...

Wow, what a beautiful card...love it :)! Thanks so much for this chance to win some great things :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

MelissaLynn said...

A very nice card.

jhet said...

This a very nice card, Frances! I'm from downunder too! Yay! for the new Hanna stamps!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card! Love the colors for the occasion and that image... TFS!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win! cute card!

Lise said...

It's a beautiful card, very solemn.

Anonymous said...

A lovely sympathy card. This is a perfect image to use for cards to express caring.

Anonymous said...

What touching and beautiful sympathy card. You are right, noone ever wants to have to make one of these, however this set is just right for this solemn circumstance.

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

love the ski bunny Hanna, ok I love all the Hannas!
Happy 1st Hannaversary!
God Bless
Catherine M.

Priscilla said...

Great card thanks for sharing!

Priscilla

paper bag create said...

How exciting!!! Happy Anniversary!
Beautiful card!
Smiles, Sheri

morgainegeiser said...

This is a great card, I often find it difficult to find nice inspirational stamps, this is great.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I always have such trouble making sympathy cards & can see this set will help tremendously!
Linda (SCS-Javafiend)

Annelies said...

Nice card!

Steph said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

I am getting so excited about this release, so many great sets :)

Tanya

Alana said...

THis is just too cute!

Blaack Sheep Designs said...

I Love the Riley stamps!
Rock on!
Happy Birthday Hanna Stamps! lol
Amanda Jenks
Amandajenks.blogspot.com

JoAnna said...

So cool!!! I can not belive it has already been a year.

Stefani said...

Very nice layering on this card.

n8tvtexan said...

You're right, it DOES make for a nice sympathy card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Frances ~ Your Blog & Creations always inspire me---it must be your original 'downunder' creative views of paper crafting that always leads me back for more. :

Can't wait to see Hanna's new stamps, especially since I hear one will be of Penguins! [[doing Happy Feet dance right now]]