Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LOTV Mini Hop!


Welcome to the Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!!  By popular demand we have reverted to the original way of doing the hop - we are all going to use the same stamp again as we did with the first hop so you'll get various  different ideas on using the same stamp.  And today we are showcasing "Walk the plank" from the latest release from Lili of the Valley.

This month we are sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and Lili of the Valley, and as there are five DT members taking part this month all of our blogs will have a prize up for grabs!!





 
All you have to do to join in the fun is leave a comment on the DT's blogs and we will draw a winner on Friday 19th May and announce the winners on our blogs, so do check back then to see if you are a winner.

The DT taking part in this mini hop are:

Fleur
Pops 
Dena (Me)
Anne
Bev

 I got a good laugh at this one when I first saw it.  Look at that cute pup being held over the food bowl hahaha!


I colored my image with distress ink refills and used paper from Hobby Lobby with the pirates all over.  The flags were cut with my cricut as well as the letters.  I used the Whimsy die cut - Notables 3 for the sentiment which was done on the computer.

Please have a visit at my teammates blogs and see what they did with "Walk The Plank".  This is a great way to get ideas if you have already purchased this stamp or plan on purchasing it soon.

I also wanted to show you a picture of the completed pool project for our backyard.  We love it and plan on having many swim days very soon.  We went from this (the pool people marked out the pool with string):


 To this:

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you were inspired just a bit!

Big hugs, Dena

150 comments:

Hazel said...

Ahoy Dena

First of all - OMG - look at your beautiful pool - amazing and it just looks great in your garden - you lucky lady!

Loving your LOTV card - I really love the boy images they are just fab.

Thank you for a chance to win.

Toodles

Hazel x

Maryann said...

The card is absolutely gorgeous, and I really love, that you guys have been soo focussed on boys cards here lately, as it has always been something most people have been strugling a bit about, but these stamps and all your wonderful ideas has been such a joy to follow, and I just love, what you´ve done here too. Any boy would love to get this card, no doubt.
And that pool is just to die for too sooo wonderful. You´re sure to get many really gool hours spent here the next many years, that´s for sure, and it looks amazing. Thanks sooo much for sharing it.

Maria Therese said...

Cool card! And I'm so jealous of your pool, but wouldn't be any point having one here with our few hot enough days.. Enjoy!!

cebelica said...

Arrrr, pirate. :D Great card. I love the cute image and the banner. Hugs! xx

isabel said...

Gorgeous card!
I love your blog and cards.
Hugs!
Isabel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a great pool, lucky you. Love LOTV and the boy's images are gorgeous. Love the colours of this fab card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a great pool, lucky you. Love LOTV and the boy's images are gorgeous. Love the colours of this fab card. Thanks for the chance to win.

*JulieMac* said...

Super boy card, love the colour combo.

Cool pool!

Inspiring ;-)

Laura x said...

Brilliant card...I adore the pirate paper!

You're pool is gorgeous..wish we had the weather in the UK to be able to use one!!

Jane said...

What a gorgeous card Dena,I love the striking papers too. As for your pool.....can I dive straight in...WOW! Enjoy your swimming,
Jane x

Dec'sNan said...

I love the bright colours on this card. Your pool is amazing, you will have so much fun with that.
Hugs
Decsnan x

Sharon said...

A stunning pool Dena. Wishing you loads of warm sunny days so that you can enjoy it to its fullest. A gorgeous card as usual. hugs Sharon xx

Christine Harrop said...

I just love the bright background on this . Matches the image so perfectly.

rachel said...

Fantastic card - but somewhat overshadowed by that pool - wow - am I jealous!!!! Brilliant xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

OMG that pool looks amazing! I've been hopping after finding you through Pops, so am now following you too. Zo xx

Debs said...

WOWZERS your pool looks amazing - I could just jump straight in :o)
Your card is stunning too - love the bunting.
Thanks for a fab hop.
Have a great day.
Debs xx

Maggs Barrett said...

A pool like that, and you have time to make these adorable cards you do !!! Stunning pool - and listening to the wind howling here, makes me want to escape in to your photo.
Out of my day dreaming, back to your card - love, love, love the colours on your little guy, your little flags, the paper, everything - love it. After going on this hop, wouldnt normally be prompted to buy little guy stamps - but seeing all these cards, makes me want to get some now :-)

Christine said...

Love your card, it's amazing how different all the cards on th hop are - from one image.
And I'm not jealous about the pool - much !
Christine x

lion_tamer said...

Loving your card any little boy would love to receive it xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Dena.

Hugs Riet.xx

elena said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love it. Hugs, Elena

Lynne wilkes said...

Lovely card and pool ! X

Tina Faghy said...

Great card.Lovely bright colours. Made me smile...and i want that pool! You are so lucky.x

maxine said...

Great card and lovely pool x

Sara said...

I love your card, the backing paper and bunting are great, love the colours too, and that pool ! WOW ! I hope we get a decent summer so you get the most out of it, its looks amazing , hugs Sara xx

diana said...

love your card, a real boy card, love the colours.

what a nice pool, just wouwwwwwwwww.
enjoy it.

Wendy Thompson said...

Great boys card just right.

Kelly Lloyd said...

WOW Dena what a lovely pool... How lucky are you lol. The only water in my garden is Rain Rain and more Rain....

Your card is gorgeous that papers is fab.. love your colouring to..

hugs kelly

Claveh said...

I love the black and red theme for your card and you are such a lucky girl having such a lovely backyard!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card, loving the new release. OMG your pool looks amazing. Thanks for the hoppy chance to win! Jane x

Loopylou. said...

oh that card is just adorable hun and ooooooooooh the pool!! oh i want one!!! :)
hugs Lou xxx

alethea said...

Absolutely love this boy card!! YOur colouring is amazing!! OMG and I love your pool.. I am very jealous! :) HUgsxx

Brakkers said...

Love the pirate paper and the flags - lovely bright colours. I am going to have those fantastic waterfalls in MY pool - when I get a garden and we get some sunshine here in the UK - until then I will just dream about yours, it's gorgeous!

Marjorie said...

Just love your card hun..it's so much fun, love the sentiments and you have coloured the image so beautifully..stunning!!
Gorgeous pool too..enjoy!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

KellysKards said...

wow what a great card I love the colours you have chosen.

mandy said...

Wow Dena I absolutely love your card the pirate paper is brilliant and so perfect for the pirate stamp love the depth of your coloring and the fab ARR bunting is brilliant and of course the fab sentiment really made me laugh.
I am so jealous of your pool it looks gorgeous may you have many lovely swims in it lol

Hugs Mandy xxx

Jude said...

Your card is gorgeous Dena, I just love your colouring.
And that pool is to die for! you are so lucky, enjoy!

Hugs
Judex

Caz said...

WOW! You lucky thing, what a wonderful pool.
Loving the LOTV image, great papers too.

Chris x said...

Hi.
This is a beautiful card. I love the papers and your colouring is lovely.
Hugs
Chris x

Denimo said...

Yes, this little matey is just adorable, especially with what you've done with him!! And that pool looks soooo fantastic!! Great job all around!
Hugs,
Denise

Julie said...

Great card love the papers you used
also fab pool! Julie x

Anita Kejriwal said...

what a cute card! Loved all the detailing.

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Dena, love your coloring and details. OMG!! your pool is awesome, love the back wall with the waterfalls
Louise

sueincanada said...

Love your boy card with all the bold colours. Your pool looks wonderful.

Tags said...

Your card is fab Dena! I love your colouring. And your pool is amazing, I'm so jealous, I'm in Ireland and it's all of 47F right now :P

Tags xx

Nat said...

Love your card Dena, all the mini blog hop cards are so different, I am definitely inspired! And of course, like so many others before me I am jealous of your pool, but even more jealous that you have the weather to be able to use it, I am so fed up of grey skies and cold rain! Enjoy.
Natx

Suzanne said...

WOW - How gorgeous is that pool? Hope you have many fab days out there. Your card is also gorgeous. I love all of it. The papers and the bunting are so cute and the colouring is fab x

Peggy said...

Great job! Perfect with the paper, banner, coloring. I love it!!

That pool looks inviting!!!

Tonya said...

Your card is wonderful. So cute! Oh how I wish I had your pool. Gorgeous!

Dot said...

Cool card for a man/boy, cute image. Fab papers.
Thanks for sharing.
hugs Dorte

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Dena, Love the papers. Thanks for your lovely comment, and WOW what a pool. I'm soooooo jealous.
ENJOY !!!
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Good morning Dena,
What a stunning card, that paper a perfect companinon for this image and I love the colors you have used too. As to the pool, well what can I say but wow. A Dear friend of mine, who lived in Florida before she passed away had a lovely pool like this but with a waterfall it one end and it was delightful when we were overheating. I think you will be enjoying many happy times in there.
Best wishes Linda x

April said...

Wow great pool! Loving that paper on the card, the colours are great! x

Craftdee said...

Love your card... that is one cute LOTV image (they're so good at "boy" images, love 'em all!) Funny when I was your pool... that's what we do for a living, so I guess we ARE "the pool people" Donna

britgirl58 said...

Whenever I check my emails, yours is always the first I open. I just love your cards - the coloring is so beautiful, the images jump out of the screen. But I have to admit to some envy today - your pool looks wonderful and so refreshing! Congrats on both the card and the pool.
Good luck everyone!

Sallyh said...

Love your card, the colours are so vibrant. and wowsers your pool looks so inviting (especially as it's hailing here in the UK at the moment) xx

June Nelson said...

Wow Wow Wow Dena thank you so much for sharing your pool pic, its fantastic looks like something people in beverley hills would own, ooh your a lucky lucky lady, I have a big puddle in mybackyard at theminute, somehow it doesnt hit the spot as well!! your card is fabulous darlin as always huggies june xxxxxxx

scrappinpeg said...

Oh an awesome card for a little boy. I love the pp too you used. And as always beautiful coloring.
Your backyard is AWESOME.... We have a pool in most of our back yard and it was the BEST thing we've ever done. So I know you will enjoy yours too! Happy Summer!
Peggy

Del said...

Fabulous card Dena, loving the bunting and the colours you've used. How jealous am I of that pool!! (Mind you, would be wasted here in Hull...we don't see the sun that often lol) xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Dena,fabulous image and love the colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ingba said...

What a cute image and a wonderful card.

Rebekah2608 said...

Love your pool!! So wish we had the weather for one - let alone the space :-)
Gorgeous card - love your backing papers, they are fab!! xx

fredalexmom said...

Raelly like your card. It is so vibrant.

ang said...

super card love the vibrant colours and the pool is to die for, hope you have the weather, here in the peak district its likely to have ice in it angxxx

Flo S. said...

Great pool, have a fun summer. Really cute card, love the banner. Thanks.

littlebee said...

Lovely cards and wow that's some pool. Thanks for chance to win with the blog hop. Sue (little bee)

jan farnworth said...

love the card and can i take a dip :)

sue w. said...

Hi Dena, Looks like the dog is just about to jump off the plank into..... your fabulous pool! So jealous. Back to your card, the papers are just perfect and I love the banner.
Hugs Sue W.

Christina C. said...

OMG....that pool looks so inviting!!!! That's the life! Enjoy!
Your card is darling....absolutely delightful. I'm always inspired when I visit your amazing blog.

Cinzia C. said...

Ooooh! The pool is great great great!
Have lots of fun!
The card is fantastic! Love the image and its colouring.
Hugs
Cinzia

Debbie T said...

Love your bright colours and I know just the man for this card.. and as for your pool its lovely, brings back many a happy memory for me in my life in Africa.. cocktails by the pool sounds good and one of those automatic pool cleaners! :)

Shazza said...

inspired by your wonderful card and very jealous/amazed at your new pool, it looks amazing - not that we could have an outdoor pool in Scotland, we would freeze lol
x

Lorraine said...

Love the black and reds you've used - it looks so different to the others. Love it - a proper pirates card!!
Lorraine x
P.S. Cool pool too!!

Marilyn said...

Love this card and you have amazing colouring skills. Nice pool too!

Tammy said...

Thank you for the blog hop, it really is a great source of inspiration. Your card is wonderful, I love your colouring and the paper you've used.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, I Love those papers. and oh my..WOW your pool is amazing.
Becky x

SannaS said...

arrrrr, this is awesome!!! FAB!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Chrissie said...

The card is lovely, so vibrant - great! Thanks for the chance of winning. Also very envious of the pool, it looks too good to use!! xx

Hermien said...

Hello,

what a great card, I love the colours you have chosen.

Groetjes Hermien

Aartje said...

Oh, this is amazing. Where did you find this designpaper. Its is perfect for these stamp. Great result.
Hugs Aartje

Nhanda said...

Hi,
dies ist für mich der schönste Hintergrund zur Karte. :)

Gruß
Nhanda

Annette said...

hahah, I love the 'arr' and the sentiment. Just so funny. Wow, your pool is flippin' fantastic. Slightly larger than planned huh, but I'm sure that you will get loads of use from it. Enjoy it.
Annette
xx

~ Ali ~ said...

I adore this image and love what you have done with it...Fantastic pool....slightly green here :O)

Ali x

Claire said...

Fab card hun, love the bunting and great colours. What a transformation of your back yard - amazing - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Kat said...

Fantastic card Dena. I love those new LOTV boy images. Can't wait to use mine! And that DP is such fun.

Love your pool, it looks fabulous!!

Kat x

Hélène said...

so pretty I love the colors!
Helene

lyn clark said...

beautiful pool any pirates sailing in it by any chance.all your cards are fantastic I love a little hop xx

Pauline C said...

Stunning card Dena - love the funky colours and details - and how appropriate that he can "walk the plank" and dive in to your wonderful pool !! :-)
hugs
Pauline x

Berit said...

Such a gorgeus card! Lovely image.
I really wish I had a pool like that:)
Berit x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful boy card you have made​​. Beautiful with this paper there.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

Cool card. love your colouring
Sandra xx

Lisa said...

Hi Dena, Wow super card! FAB papers and I love the bunting.

Lisa x

Elaine said...

Dena how lucky are you to have such a beautiful pool wow its gorgeous !!.
Your card look so much fun , yes I saw the little puppy first before I saw the boy , both are adorable . Your card is full of fun I love it Hugs Elaine

HeleneV said...

Wow! Your pool looks sooo great!!

Your card is absolutely fabolous. The design paper makes the image "pop out" and gives a great effect.
Hugs from Sweden

karen said...

Fantastic card Dena, I love your colouring and this image is too cut! hugs,Karenx

karen said...

Sorry that should say too CUTE! LOL

Fiona said...

Super card and gorgeous pool.
Hugs
Sheep x

Nenny said...

Wow, another different take! Really fun card, love the skull and crossbones paper and the old seadog sentiment. Your colouring is fabulous and the whole effect is brilliant. Any boy young or old would be chuffed with a card like that! Wends x

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Gorgeous colouring, I love the way you've done the blue all around the image. THe flags are absolutely adorable!

Fiona said...

wow Dena...love the card, your colouring is amazing!!

Now the pool is brill...I am so jealous, would love to have the weather for a pool!!

Fi
x

DebraK said...

LOVE your pool and the FIVE spillovers! 'Looks like you're in Florida--aren't those Crepe Myrtle trees in the back? Soon they will be in bloom--Yay!!!

Tammy Ortiz said...

Wow, first the image is adorable and the pool is so nice. Can I come swim lol.

Elise said...

hahaha! Yep that doggie looking over at that food is too cute for words! And this image is soOOoO DARLING which my goodness gracious .. how in the world do you color everything so BEAUTIFULLY!!! Total matching papers too and that sentiment is SOoOO CUTE!!!! hahaha!!!

Kay now your pool .. ooooh gosh! Can I be over in 5 minutes?!!!! LOL!!!! You have a GORGEOUS backyard Dena!!!! And that pool looks so relaxing and beautiful! Oh man! Now I can see why you were anxious for that pool to be finished!!! Love it!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Tracy said...

Fantastic boys card and as always awesome colouring. When's the pool party, it looks beautiful! Tracy xx

Pat said...

Hi Dena...how are ya doin', darlin'? I'm coming to Texas to visit...no need to give me a room with a bed! I'll just sleep on an air mattress floating in your gorgeous new pool!! hehehe! Seriously, sugar, your pool looks fabulous! And...so does your card! I love this little LOTV image...and your coloring is stunning...as always! Love the papers and ...the sentiment is perfect! Hugs. Pat Frank

Tanya S said...

Love it !!!That paper is perfect !! Umm what time is pool party ??LOL

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute and your papers are perfect!

Tirpuunen said...

Love your coloring, your card is fab!

Cathy said...

Wonderful creation. I love the image. The color scheme is Awesome. Thanks for sharing....

Emily H said...

This is great! I love that banner!

Marie-Anne said...

What a fantastic card.

Marie-Anne

Sandy said...

what a cute wonderful card.

hugs
sandy

Bernie said...

What a fantastic card. Love the banner.
Sure would have enjoyed a dip in that amazing pool, it was 98 here today.
Hugs

May said...

O I just fancy a dip... amazing pool.. love it! Your card is simply Stunning.. the image , papers and banner is perfect.. Hugs May x x x

kraftyk said...

Fabulous card Dena, love the cute lotv image, great papers and layout.
Love the pool.
Hugs, Kim xx

Susan Flynn said...

Fab use of the cute image Dena I love the backing paper and banners too! Just wait for me whilst I get my towel and water wings!! x

misteejay said...

Super card - love the papers you have used.

Wow, what a fab pool.

Toni xx

Carol Meadows said...

Could really use that pool for this Texas heat. Love the pirate card! Carol M in Texas/carolswingster77@aol.com

Jo Draper said...

Love your card! The paper is awesome! The image is sooo cute.

Your pool looks amazing. Could just jump in and have a little swim.

Hugs. Jo xx

Carly said...

oh my goodness what a cute card! I love the papers and embellishments .. perfect ... as is your colouring! I would love to walk the plank into your gorgeous new pool! You must be thrilled!

xoxox Carly

Vick McClean said...

Oh My Word, girlie, im so jealous, just goes to show how differently we all live in the U.K compared to you lot over there, my yard isn't big enough to have a paddling pool, lol, let alone a gorgeous pool, if i win the lottery thats the first thing i want in my new house, as swimming is the only form of exercise i can do, and it would have to be in a poolhouse as our weather isn't warm enough even in summer we are lucky to get a few days of hot weather!!! LOL, im not kidding either! You must be over the moon with it though Dena, joking aside, its absolutely gorgeous....do have fun!! and your card is lovely as always, you know im one of your biggest fans, and i love the fact the dog is being made to walk the plank into his bowl, lol, so stinkin cute......i must also thankyou for your kind words after losing my brother last week, bless you my friend xxxxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

Mamma Mia said...

Great card Dena. Love the Pirate DP and the banner. Matches perfectly with this really cute image! Your pool looks divine ... hope you get some nice weather to be able to enjoy splashing around! Helen x

Mo said...

OMG Dena..., your card is so cool, but your Pool is more than cool !!!
Big Hugs,
Mo

Moni said...

Fab card, cute image and great colour combo. Love the pics of your pool project. Hugs,moni

rosie said...

gorgeous image. fab idea . love the colours x

Erla Maria said...

Gorgeous card. Love the coloring and the color combination.
Congratulations with your new pool. It is amazing.

Kelly said...

Your card is just gorgeous!! And your pool is stunning!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Dena. Your pirate card is sooooo cool. I love the paper and banner and the sentiment is a scream!

Ok can I come over and splash around in your pool????? Its gorgeous an oasis right in your back yard. sigh....
I hope your summer is filled with lots of joyous times spent pool side.
Hugs Bonnie

denise said...

That pool is so inviting, hope you have a great summer...your card is lovely, I just love those stamps from Lili of the Valley, thanks for sharing...
Denise Trottier

Tracy Hawkins said...

hi great card as always lovely have just ordered this stamp tracy x

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card and love your pool :)

Kara Lynne said...

Love the use of the black and red combination. That pool is also inspiration!

Maureen R said...

Wonderful card! I love the little banner you cut on your Cricut! Beautiful coloring & great choice of colors. And the pool.......OMG, do you take in boarders? LOL
Hugs,
Maureen

ribenaruby said...

Hi Dena, loving the use of the same stamp too! What fab colouring and beautiful rich colours used here. Great pic of your new swimming pool, wishing you some fantastic times ahead! Ruby x

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Dena! I love the backing paper and the darling image! Fabulous coloring and design! Gorgeous pool! Enjoy!

Laura said...

Your card is SO cute! This blog hop is giving me so many ideas! I do not own any LOTV stamps YET, but I will soon and this will be one of them. You and your teammates are so very talented!

♥ Laura C.

Shari said...

your card is absolutely adorable! and my oh my that pool is stunning!

*Jennyfer L* said...

OMG, I woul so love to swim in this lovely pool esp with the sun shing from above. As for your card, no question asked as it's darling!

Colien said...

Love your LOTV card, wonderful papaers and lovely image!
And your pool looks great, enjoy!!
grtz.Colien

Colien said...

Love your LOTV card, wonderful papaers and lovely image!
And your pool looks great, enjoy!!
grtz.Colien

Flowergirl said...

Brilliant card, love the black and red very striking x
And wow! Your pool is amazing! So jealous! Enjoy!
Wendy x

tilly's crafts said...

fab card - looks great. But really love the pool!
Kim x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Dena this is brilliant! I love that bunting, and your colours are so lovely and vibrant! Judy x

Susan said...

I just love the way you've made this card work for an older man! Love the banner and sentiment and of course that super cute LOTV stamp!

MiaS said...

Loveally card :)

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card and I sooo love the bunting!! Your pool is amazing! xx

Denise Gutierrez said...

WOA!!!!! what a change!!!!! your pool looks amazing!!!!! im so jealous! lol

Denise Gutierrez said...

oops i for got to comment on your card for the hop!!! you distracted me!!! haha

that paper w the pirate skulls is so perfect for this image! and I am a huge fan of the banner w letters inside of it because its like and embellishment/sentiment in one... i need one of these...

Renae said...

Great Card!!! The pool looks fun and beautiful! (I can't call pirates beautiful, but I really do like the card)

Julie said...

Wow, Dena that is one serious pool, lucky you - and you have the weather to enjoy it!! Hugs, Juliexx

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