Sunday, 1 July 2012

Our first ever blog hop!!!

Well today is the day of the first ever Crafting Cafe blog hop - I am soooooooo excited!!!
The Crafting Cafe is a wonderful group over in the land of Facebook. They are friendly, kind and helpful. Everyone has their own talent and I love nothing better that chatting to them all and seeing all the wonderful things they have created.

So, today is our first hop - if you take part in the hop and would like a badge for your blog - here you are,
We would love to see the blogging world filled with these little purple frogs!

So how does a blog hop work.... well if you are reading this.... well done! You are at the start of the blog hop!
From here you hop onto the next blog (I'll give you the link for that after I've shown you my card).... on that blog you will find a link to the next blog and on you hop to all of the blogs.....
If you get sidetracked or lost along the way.... pop back here as I will have the whole blog hop list on the bottom of my post...

In this hop we are offering some prizes......
There will be some embossing powders from WOW...... some stamps from Chris......... a digi from Ellephantastic...... and some crafty yummy bits from me!!!
To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is comment on every post in the blog hop.... easy..... the hop runs for 24 hours. After that I will go through the hop and see who commented on all the posts. I will then use the random number generator to allocate prizes - this is open to everyone no matter where you live.

So the theme for the blog hop is friendship....
Here is the card I made for it,

I used one of the Do Crafts heartwarmer toppers - I adore these... there are lots to chose from and they have covered just about every topic that you can imagine! The come in different sizes too - perfect to finish off any crafty project.

Now from here you need to pop on over to Lindsay's blog - let's go and see what she has created.... you will find her blog ...... here!
Remember to leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop to be in with a chance at winning one of the fabby prizes!!!
And a massive thank you from me for stopping by my blog! xxx
Have fun with the hop!!!
Happy craftin,

Nikki xxx

If you get lost along the way.... here is the complete blog hop list......

1. Nikki Smith -
2. Lindsay Elise Jolly -
3. Andree (Ace Cards)
4. Lynne Anne Digney
5. Janna Gay
6. NJ -
7. Emma Goddard -
8.Dawn Lancaster-
9. Lisa Garrow -
10. Sylvia Anderson-
11. Celia Harrington  .
12. Debbi Powell -
13.Crafty bits-
14.Helen Laurence aka Ellephantastic


  1. A super card Nikki, I love the sentiment. The layout and bling are lovely.
    Happy hopping x

  2. Morning Nikki, beautiful card, fab papers! Jo xxx

  3. hiya Nikki, love this card i also love the heartwarmers, little peas in pod are adorable
    thanks for doing this today, great fun xxx

  4. A great card, I must look for the heartwarmer toppers. Good luck with the Blog Hop x

  5. Gorgeous card Nikki love the topper, layout and colours used xxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Another beautiful card Nikki, love the heartwarmers. xx

  7. Such a beautiful card hun, I love that wonderful sentiment, just so lovely
    Lindsay xx

  8. What a wonderful card Nikki, love the ribbon, image and sentiment. xx Jan

  9. What a cute wee card. I love those little peas in a pod :o). Thanks for arranging the hop :oD xx

  10. This is gorgeous Nikki, good luck with the hop :-) Elaine-xxx-

  11. Love the colours you've used and the's such a pretty card x

  12. Wow, what a beautiful card, the sentiment says it all, I love the way you've added the ribbon & your matting & layering is perfect x..... Thank you for making me a HAPPY HOPPER x

  13. Hi Nikki - love the clean lines of this card :0) I love that heartwarmers topper too - used it a couple of times at my demos. When my little crafting mess at home is tidied and things allow maybe I'll set up my own blog and take part in a future hop - well done for setting it all up xxx

  14. I have admired your work for a long time now and I love your card it is wonderful. Lovely sentiment and love the "2 peas in a pod" they look gorgeous. Beautiful papers too.

    Linda xxxx

  15. Great card Nikki. Love the folded paper ribbon :) x

  16. Fab card, I love the colours xx

  17. What a super card, love the colours and a beautiful sentiment.
    Enjoy hopping

  18. Lovely card Nikki!

    I love the blue colours and the ink edges. It really helps make the different pieces stand out of the card. The sentiment is also a perfect tribute to friendship!

    Well done!

    Thanks for sharing and hosting this hop!


  19. Hi Nikki, I have just finished the blog hop and want to say that all the projects were absolutely fabulous and the variety in the bloggers projects were just fabulous. Thank you for hosting a fabulous blog hop.

    Linda xxx

  20. What e fabulous first theme for your blog hop, love your card, perfectly fitting x

  21. Hi Nikki, your card is lovely =0)
    Thank you for organising this hop & letting me take part it has given me something else to focus on for a few days.
    Its also helped me get back into the swing a bit =0)
    Big hugs x x

  22. Wows! This is adorable! Love the blue tones you used.

  23. Nikki,

    I really like the idea of the Blog Hop (and your purple frog as the guide). Thanks for also including a list of all the blogs at the end -- it's easy to get distracted on each site and then forget that we're supposed to keep hopping!

    Ultimate Blog Challenge participant

  24. Nice card. Love the blog hop
    Carol x

  25. Fabulous card! BIC xx

  26. Took me a while to find the comment box with all those postings already......well, love the fact that you inked the sentiment so that you could use a colour that wasnt on the sentiment.....never thought of that....have a couple of cards to make today so I might be able to use some sentiments on them....looking for ideas here today. Is that enough of a comment? lol

  27. oh i love blog hops, i love your card, the image is so cute x

  28. oh i love blog hops, love your card the image is so cute x

  29. Love your card hun its gorgeous. Thanks for all your hardwork organising the Blog Hop, I'm proud to be part of it. Thanks again for all you do, lots of love NJ XXX

  30. Gorgeous card Nikki! Love all the blues and the sentiment. Thank you for inviting my to be part of this wonderful blog...Hugs Debbi x

  31. Aww Nikki! I just love that little sentiment & the peas in the pod! Your card is wonderful & any friend would be thrilled to receive it!
    I'm now off to relax & have a hop round after a rather trying day!
    Hugs for now!
    Dawn xx

  32. Gorgeous card - love the colours, gems and ribbons! xx

  33. Stunning my friend... hope your blog hop is a good one

  34. Fabulous card i love the sentimeant and the layout i lovely


  35. Good evening Nikki.
    Life has got in the way or I'd have joined in along with you all.
    Looking good though and can't wait to have a peek at everyones creations :)
    I love this card and the colours, noticed some things, I've been taught by you at various demos too ;) Fabby x x x x
    Hope you have a great hop.
    Hugs n stuff
    Alison x x x x x x

  36. Wow what a stunning card i love it cant wait to pop along to see everyone else's creations xxx

  37. congrats on your first hop hun. good luck with it, and fab card youve made for it. xxx

  38. Nikki, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organisin gthe brilliant blog hop, I've visited everyone and they all have such beautiful creations. I'm looking forward to being part of the next one!!!!
    Lots of love and huge congratulations
    from your fellow purple pal!!!
    Alison x x x x x x

  39. Lovely card! Beautiful colours and it is very unique and different. Love it!

    Lisa xx

  40. I just love the sentiment on this so very pretty. I've added the badge on my blog this morning... and then forgot to comment lol

  41. Great card love the colours


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