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Wednesday 5 October 2011

New Beginnings: Friendship's Garden Bloghop!

Hello everyone,

Yes, it's time for the first Friendship's Garden Challenge to start and we have appropriately chosen "NEW BEGINNINGS" as our first theme! The additional twist is including a window/aperture on your card as well.

Anyone with a new project that falls within that theme can participate. We welcome any type of paper craft, there is a catch however, no stamps! You can stamp your sentiment if you like, but the main image shouldn't be a stamp or digi. There are plenty of great websites around that list free images, or maybe you have some images at home you'd like to use, or photo's, or......well, you get the gist ;)

To make our first challenge as festive and memorable as possible, we are also hosting a BLOGHOP!!! And there's prizes to win as well! We will be giving away a $20 certificate to Designs on Cloud 9 and a $10 gift certificate to Altered Angel! How generous is that! To get the skinny on how you can increase your chances to win these fabulous prizes, check out the post on the main challenge blog!

If all is well, you should have arrived on my blog from Dena Jones' blog. If you get lost, go back to the Friendship's Garden Main Blog to get back on track, the blog hop starts and ends there! The next teamie to visit is Carolyn LaBille, go forth and give her some love :)

On to my project. For this first challenge I've made a baby card, can't get any newer than that now can you? I made it for a colleague of mine who just gave birth to her first child, a girl. I wanted to make a card that wasn't that obviously girly girly, as the mother isn't like that either.

* White base card
* Studio Light 3D image and sentiment
* First Edition Hideaway DPs
* Ivory ribbon from stash

* Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes + Ribbon)
* Crafty Card Makers (Anything Goes)
* The Kraft Journal (Lavish Layers)
* Paper Creations (Black and/or Orange)
* CES Challenge (Totally Gurjuss/Pretty Girls)
* City Crafter (3D)
* Heart Song Inspirations (Anything Goes)
* Jen's Digi Stamps (Let's Hear it For the Girls)
* My Time To Craft (Nursery Necessities)
* Crazy Amigo (Animals)

Hope you like my card, maybe it inspires some of you to join our first challenge and bloghop!


  1. Awww! What a cute card ... Thank you for playing along at CCCB

  2. This is super cute - love the way the image is framed.
    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  3. Ciska, great post! Thanks so much for all you are doing to help FGCB a success! Becky

  4. oh this is so cute .. i love that fun cute little image and the way you have made the aperture
    Lisa x

  5. Great card very cute image TFS Good luck on your new endeavor! I am a follower.
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  6. a very non traditional colour scheme but I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and hope to see you again soon.

  7. What a cute baby! It's a very different colour scheme to that usually used for babies and that makes it really stand out. Thanks for entering it into the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Good Luck!


  8. Such a sweet card - love the design! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

  9. I love your darling card. So sweet.


  10. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at MTTC hope you will join again soon, good luck x

  11. Your card is really cute. The bears is cute as a bug !! Thanks for sharing !!!

  12. Wonderful card! Love the image and the papers you chose! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  13. Really cute card and some fun colors in it , nice work on your reveal. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more of your cards.

  14. super sweet card- love that image just adorable!

  15. I love that image you used - so cute! And, that window you created is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

  16. Doesn't get much cuter than this Ciska. Wonderful card for a new challenge blog and I'm sure the recipient loved it. "Hug" Carol
    ps. Doubt I can work playing this week but I'll check it for next time. "Hugs" Carol

  17. Totally adorable.Lovely images and a great design.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  18. Great card! So sweet!

  19. Oh my word this is gorgeoeus, thank you so much for joining us at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  20. So cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  21. Very sweet card! Love the image and the layout of the card and of course, the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink and come back soon!

  22. stunning creation hun!
    Love the Layout and the colours are just fab!
    Thank you for joining us for the Black and/orange challenge at Paper Creations Ink
    Zahreen (Guest DT)