Saturday, 22 February 2014

A2Z Blog Hop!!

Hi, all!

I'm so excited to be here today with some crafty friends, because it's time to BEAT THE WINTER BLUES with a blog hop (or escape the summer heat if you're in Australia!), celebrating a huge sale at one of our favorite online crafty retailers
on etsy,  a2z Scrapbooking .

Their Sale section is jam-packed full of Hero Arts items that are 50% off!! (And you know how I love Hero Arts!)

As if that's not enough, we have an extra discount code for an extra 20% off your entire purchase!!!
So hop along with us today (February 21st (or Feb 22nd Aussie time)), to see some fantastic, inspirational projects made using products you'll find in the a2z Sale Section!

If you're hopping, you should have arrived from Stacia's blog.  

Here are my cards, using the Hero Arts "Cupcakes" clear set.  (This set is a favourite of mine when I'm making cards for kids).
After stamping the cupcake and the sentiment (don't you just LOVE that sentiment!?!), I went to my scrap paper box and picked out some patterned papers, and paper pieced the cupcake and the cherry on top.  I then added some white gel pen to the cherry, and then some glossy accents for some shine.

For this card, I stamped and masked the candle first, then added the cupcake and sentiment below.  I coloured the candle and the cupcake patty pan with Copics to match the strip of stripey paper (from Elle's Studio).  When I'd finished colouring, I added some Wink of Stella to the plate (to make it look silver), some stardust Stickles to the cupcake icing, and diamond Stickles to the flame (because diamond Stickles has an orangy/red sheen to it).

Be sure to comment on each of the blogs, "LIKE" our Facebook page, and enter below using the Rafflecopter widget, to increase your chances of winning a gift certificate of $25.00!!!  You have until February 28th midnight, to comment and get extra entries via rafflecopter.
Now that's sure to beat those wintry blues!
Here is the list of Hoppers! If you get lost along the way or encounter a broken link, please come back here for the full list!

Please note the terms and conditions:

  • Minimum purchase of $25.00 in order to receive the 20% off. (no minimum purchase required to receive the original 50% off discount)
  • The code A2ZHop20 will be good for February 21-28
  • If you spend $50.00 or more, you will also get a free gift with your purchase!!!
  • You have until Midnight February 28th to enter via the Rafflecopter widget.
  • Winners will be drawn randomly and will be contacted via email, by March 5th.
  • Please ensure you leave a current email address with your entry, so that we can contact you! Be sure to check your email, to see if you've won!
  • Any winners who are contacted, but who do not reply with their full details (so we can organize their prize) by March 10th, will forfeit their prize and new winners will be drawn.
Thanks for stopping by - we hope you enjoy the hop!  Your next stop on the hop is Lisa's blog.  I can't wait to see what she has made!

Thanks for visiting - have a great day :) 


  1. new follower,,:) thanks for sharing projects, very nice...:) love the cupcake

  2. Adorable card, love all the details

  3. love that swirly paper for the cupcake!!

  4. Hi Michelle,
    I was so happy and excited to see you were part of the this fun BLog HOP! A2Z is one of my favorite stores and although I am not part of the HOP, I was happy to blog about the sale this morning!! I also hit the store bright and early to enjoy the sale.

    This could be my SECOND comment, as I thought for sure I had already done one? But with my Fibro Fog and all, you just never know.


  5. Hi Michelle,

    Thank you so much for joining the blog hop. Your cards are "yummy" and fun, fun, fun as my youngest would say. I really love the red polka dot, for some reason I seem to gravitate towards anything that has red polka dot, lol.

    Elizabeth Campau

  6. Love the favorite! Thanks for sharing your cute cards! (

  7. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com23 February 2014 at 23:39

    I chase away the winter blues by scrapbooking!

  8. Cute cards. They would be great cards for kids with those cute cupcakes.


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