Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Season's Givings Blog Hop Year 3


Welcome to my blog and Happy 2015! I am thrilled to be participating in the Season's Givings Blog Hop, year 3. If you are here from Lorine Mason's blog, you are on the right track. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, I suggest scrolling down to the list below, and starting at the top. Next stop on the hop is Meihsia Liu's blog. The purpose of this hop is to thank you, my readers, for returning post after post to see what paper crafting things I have been up to over the past year.


For your opportunity to win on my blog, please leave a comment with your email address in my comments at the end of this post before Monday, January 5th, 2015. I will send you the following;
  • Flame Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
  • Getaway Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
  • Fancy Label Tags 4 Die D-Lites (Spellbinders)
  • Mediterranean Medallion [3D] M-Bossing Folder (Spellbinders)
  • Glaze pens (Sakura)
  • 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Stripe Embossed Cards and Envelopes (DCWV)
  • Reflections Metal Charms (Blue Moon Beads)
  • Honey Pie 8" x 8" Paper Pad (Cosmo Cricket)


I have made a thank-you card for you to see today. I've used a new Fall release Spellbinders die template, Majesty to frame my focal point. This a new favourite die template of mine, and I do love it in black. I cut the largest layers using 5x7 Matting Basics A (#7, or the largest die template) and 5x7 Matting Basics B (#6 die template). I used a gold paint pen to run a gold line around the printed paper for a little added elegance.


I cut and embossed the oval accent piece, again using black cardstock, with Filigree Delight. The sentiment is framed and cut using Small Classic Ovals (#3) and Large Classic Ovals (#2). This sentiment and Fleur de Lis are from Technique Tuesday Mon Ami Paris. I stamped the fleur de lis in Encore! Gold ink, and over stamped the sentiment in Onyx Black. 


This is my favourite bit on this card. I used Quatrefoil Band die template and cut and embossed black cardstock. Then, I used a new to me product called Metallic Wax by Deco Art. I love this stuff!! I typically don't like buying new product because what if I don't like it? I hate wasting money that way. This time, however, I'm thankful to Judy Hayes (her blog is listed below) for telling me about how easy this product is to use and how magnificent the results are. I dabbed a tiny bit on my finger and rubbed it on the cardstock. I layered the metallic wax colour by colour. That's it. The residue washed off my fingers with soap and water. The results are stunning and look like aged metal. I used Lavish Green, Iced Espresso, Champagne Ice, and Gold Rush on this strip.

I invite you to stay awhile and scroll back through my blog, or bookmark it for later perusal, or sign up for emails, or join my Followers list on the sidebar to the right. I don't collect emails or use them for any untoward purposed, so rest assured that way if you have any concerns. But do leave a comment below for your chance to win! Please remember the winner for my prize will be chosen January 5th, 2015, and if you have left your email I will contact you directly to get your mailing address so I can send your prize pack to you.

Season's Givings Blog Hop Participants


1. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  46. Keri Lee Sereika  91. Loretta Lock  **you are here**
2. Lawn Fawn  47. Jocelyn Olson  92. Meihsia Liu  
3. Spellbinders Paper Arts  48. Julee Tilman  93. Sarah Martina Parker  
4. Reverse Confetti  49. Michelle Woerner  94. Angeline Choo  
5. Clearsnap  50. Lori McAree  95. Christine Emberson  
6. Ice Resin  51. Theresa Momber  96. Karen Hightower  
7. My Favorite Things  52. Anita Autore  97. Sabrina Alery  
8. Technique Tuesday  53. Melody Rupple  98. Debbie Seyer  
9. Paper Smooches  54. Sean Fetterman  99. Dana Joy  
10. Sweet & Sassy Stamps  55. Bunny Vance  100. Cat Tidwell  
11. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store  56. Tricia Traxler  101. Deborah Saaranen  
12. Avocado Arts  57. Lisa Arana  102. Ceal Pritchett  
13. A Jillian Vance Design  58. Lorena Cantó  103. Lisa Lara  
14. Latina Crafter  59. Amy Tsuruta  104. Colleen Schaan  
15. Die-Versions  60. Jodi Collins  105. Anabelle O'Malley  
16. Unity Stamp Company  61. Tenia Nelson  106. Megan Hoeppner  
17. Splitcoaststampers  62. Kelly Klapstein  107. Monika Davis  
18. Verve Stamps  63. Jill Cornell  108. Marisa Ritzen  
19. Latisha Yoast  64. Emily Leiphart  109. Wanda Guess  
20. AJ Otto  65. Becky Williams  110. Jenny Peterson  
21. Vera Yates  66. Margie Higuchi  111. Annette Allen  
22. Julia Stainton  67. Lee Ann Barrett  112. Gracie Chavez  
23. Judy Hayes  68. Lisa Hoel  113. Christina Griffiths  
24. Kim Watson  69. Heather Campbell  114. Niki G.  
25. Yana Smakula  70. Lisa Henke  115. Kristi Schurr  
26. Chari Moss  71. Sheri Holt  116. Jennifer Ingle  
27. Taheerah Atchia  72. Michele Kovack  117. Karolyn Loncon  
28. Shemaine Smith  73. Ashley Harris  118. Camille Robinson  
29. Emily Spahn  74. Sharon Harnist  119. Lindsey M-P  
30. Kimberly Crawford  75. Lori Craig  120. Kathy Clement  
31. Lee Murphy  76. Nicole Nowosad  121. Maria Levine  
32. Lovely Linda  77. Laurel Beard  122. Savitri Wilder  
33. Laura Williams  78. Michele Boyer  123. Savannah O'Gwynn  
34. Lori Tecler  79. Christiana Reuling  124. Teresa Horner  
35. Chaitali Narla  80. Laurie Schmidlin  125. Laurel Seabrook  
36. Darsie Bruno  81. Jennifer Priest  126. Libby Hickson  
37. Lydia Fiedler  82. Stacey Schafer  127. Yvonne Van de Grijp  
38. Giovana Smith  83. Heidi Blankenship  128. Alice Wertz  
39. Teri Anderson  84. Heather Pulvirenti  129. Leigh Penner  
40. Beth Pingry  85. Anita Madden  130. Lisa Lee  
41. Dina Kowal  86. Gloria Stengel  131. Tina McDonald  
42. Daniela Dobson  87. Sarah Gough  132. Nina Yang  
43. Lisa Adametz  88. Rachel Kleinman  133. Angel Johns  
44. Piali Biswas  89. Natalie Dever  
45. Kelli Green  90. Lorine Mason  

stamps; Mon Ami Paris (technique tuesday)
ink; encore! gold, onyx black versafine (tsukineko)
paper; raven, maltball (Bazzill), nature study (melissa frances)
accessories; quatrefoil band, majesty, 5x7 matting basics A, 5x7 matting basics B, filigree delight, sm. classic ovals, lg. classic ovals (spellbinders), lavish green, iced espresso, champagne ice, gold rush metallic wax (deco art), black ribbon (offray), liquid gold paint marker (marvy uchida)

152 comments:

nattyboots said...

This card is breathtaking ,and such a lovely color .
Thank you for sharing.x

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I love all those gorgeous dies you are using....I can't tell you how beautiful this is!

Karrah Stark said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win. You are so talented!! happy New Year!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you have a happy and blessed new year! :D

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am so happy you decided to come back to stamping and creating. It has been a fabulous 2014 and I look forward to 2015 with your amazing cards. Thank you!

Kira Zon said...

Happy new year.
What it would be lovely to win.
Its been nice to follow you blog and I look forward to see all the new card making over 2015.
Love Kira

Larisa said...

Creatively quirky projects.
Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy New Year!

JennyH said...

Stunning card Loretta, thanks for the chance to win the lovely prize package.
I am following you via email, I don't want to forget and miss coming back to see what else you have created : )

Cynthia Daugherty said...

I had a few minutes to look at some of your past cards and I adore 'Thinking of You' Oct. 29. Very talented.
Happy New Year!

Nikki C said...

This is just stunning love how you did this and thanks for the sharing how you did :) Thanks for the chance to win and have a Happy New Year

Ruby N said...

beautiful card! happy new year <3
thestillroad at gmail dot com

Becky said...

Wow, what a stunning card.. Happy New Year.

Melissa said...

Your card is amazing, wow! Happy new year!

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow! Your card is GORGEOUS. Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win that prize package. rmhamilton0914@yahoo.com

Amy Marshall said...

Happy New Year! What a stunning card. Thanks for the chance to win. amymarshall72@hotmail.com

Lucinde said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sharon said...

Amazing card - great techniques!

Jeff S said...

This is a wow card....very, very nice!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card! Happy 2015!

Megan Laliberte said...

Your card is beautiful!!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, your card is absolutely stunning!
Thanks for the chance to win your goodies, and Happy New Year :)

Cathy Homan said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your card. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win!

JPScraps said...

The card is STUNNING! Happy New Year!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I am your newest follower! Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Jenny Cottam said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway
Jenny C

Debbie Fortin said...

Thank you for sharing just awesome! What a great giveaway!

Mary Holshouser said...

The card is beautiful. So elegant. I will be back - I'm here often.
thanks for sharing.
happy new year
txmlhl@yahoo.com

jan said...

Had fun looking through your blog! Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Your card is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the design!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Doris said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna Whitten said...

Thanks for sharing your very elegant card. Happy New Year!
thewhittens@yahoo.com

terrie said...

Happy New Year
Your card turned out awesome...
Very nice indeed
thanks for a great give away
zullu26@aol.com

Pammejo said...

Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

Beverly Sager said...

Exquisite card! Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous prize package :D

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. TFS

Happy New Year!!

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

joybear said...

Love your card! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package!

Brenda Lee said...

Ooohhh....after seeing your card, I need to give the Metallic Wax a try. I love how it turned out on your card....so elegant!! Thanks for all the inspiration. Happy New Year to you. bjlee717"at"hotmail"dot"com.

Audrey L. said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

beadz said...

Loretta, that card is stunning! Best wishes for 2015!

paperpapier said...

absolutely gorgeous cards! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

Regards,
Heaney
heaneyh1@gmail.com

Memories by Manda said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for the giveaway.
Email: memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

Debbie Lou said...

What an elegant Merci card. Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to see what 2015 brings.

Irene said...

Wow! Fabulous card...so intricate and beautiful colors. Happy New Year and thanks for participating in the blog hop!

D.Ann said...
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D.Ann said...


Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful prize!
dcomer1@gmail.com

Heather Maria said...

Happy New Year Loretta! Your card looks amazing! Love your design and all the fabulous layers and texture! Thank so much for the chance to win such a wonderful prize:) Heather heathermdoran@eircom.net

Carol H. said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love that new product you used on the black cardstock. Thank you for the chance to win those fab prizes!

Susie said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win your wonderful prize. berkerster at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Gorgeous card,like all of your products and visit your blog regularly.

SoKat said...

The card is so rich and elegant. Metallic wax sounds interesting. Southernbubbles@gmail.com

theCook said...

What an elegant card! I'm French so the Merci sentiment appeals to me :)

Maria Alder said...

Stunning card and a very thank you back to you and a Happy crafting 2015! Love the prize packet.

Dahlene Henrie Spencer said...

Beautiful card and great giveaway Thanks, dshenrie@hotmail.com

Kira Zon said...

Lovely. I would love to be the winner.
Happy new year.
kirazon@gmail.com

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous project! Happy New Year!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Very elegant card !

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize. I LOVE your projects TFS! Following you on google+
nance459 at yahoo dot com

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous card!! Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2015!

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year & TY

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love those elegant dies and the color combo makes it even more stunning!
hmills22@gmail.com

Karen D. said...

rich, lovely looking card.
Happy New Year.

Fairy Lora said...

Loretta, lovely card hun! Thanks for offering a giveaway. Happy New Year!!! xxx

Olga Direktorenko said...

Love the elegant look of your card! Have a fabulous year!

Lesley Thomson said...

What an absolutely stunning card
lesley@remasters.com.au

StampinLouie said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card and great prize.
isoscia@aol.com

artiql8 said...

Such a pretty card! Happy New Year!

Family Secrets said...

Stunning! I love the colour combination, this card has class and style. Wow.

Dave and Pam said...

LOVE the card! Thank you for your generosity! Happy New Year!

Pamela Burke
nc2004@hotmail.com

mrlcidra54 said...

Love the dies you have used. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I love these hops as they are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways. Thanks again!

lindaplus3 said...

Stunning card and awesome give away ...I am keeping my fingers crossed,,, tyvm :),,!!!!

Sherri said...

amazing card

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful, love the dies.
Thanks for a chance to win.
'Gr Elly
http://ellyscardcreatief.blogspot.ro/

truddabellz said...

Beautiful card! Stunning! Happy New Year!

Kim Faucher said...

very pretty card! Love the elegance!

Linda Lofton said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning. I've sure enjoyed hopping from blog to blog on this cold winter day.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love your pretty inked cards! I WILL be coming back again to see more! Take care!
Michele Henderson
crimsonowl@charter.net

Patty said...

Very elegant thank you card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Loretta, Wow!! Your card is over the top gorgeous!! I love those Spellbinders dies and the Metallic Wax you used on the Quatrefoil band. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win a great prize. Happy New Year! bperdue8@triad.rr.com

pattyk said...

Beautiful card -love the blue! thanks millierose651@aol.com

Rox-Ann said...

Happy New Year! Love the hop and such generous gifts! Beautiful card! roxcrawf@gmail.com

Kris B said...

Your thank you card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for being part of this amazing hop! Happy New Year!

Angela said...

The card you created is absolutely gorgeous! The colors, designs and textures all work so well with each other. It is amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to win some fun goodies! Happy New Year!

Angela said...

The card you created is absolutely gorgeous! The colors, designs and textures all work so well with each other. It is amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to win some fun goodies! Happy New Year!

Loster said...

Loretta, your card is very elegant. Thank you for explaining it so thoroughly. I especially like the dies that you used in your card.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful details on your card! Happy New Year!
(clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

Beatrice Lawson said...

The first word that came to mind looking at your card was Majestic, so no wonder that was one of the dies you used. Just wow. Stunning!

Lisaerica said...

I'm like you I wait to see if everyone has good things to say first. I'm def going to give it a try the results came beautiful. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Karen H said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win, I like the look of that paper pad and the glaze pens would be much appreciated! Thanks! janesfilms@yahoo.ca

Cyndee Scholet said...

Yeah! Who doesn't love prizes on a blog hop! Plus, it's good to check out some of the new sites and inspiration out there.

Debbie McKelvey said...

Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win.
slyfoxphpstamps at cox dot net

Heather Thompson said...

That card is amazing, so beautiful and detailed. Happy New year.

Thanks for the change with the giveaway.

heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sarah Scales said...

What an amazing card. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win.

vinita jain said...

What a piece of classic creation, love to follow you! Thanks for the chance to win, Fingers crossed!
Wishing You A Very Happy, Healthy, Creative & Prosperous New Year!

era said...

this card is one of the best i ever seen!!!!great blog!!!!

Carol said...

Wow what a great giveaway to start the New year.

jennifer mitten said...

What an incredible card! Thanks for sharing...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Loretta. Fantastic card. Love the layers of beautiful die-cut pieces. :)

Nana Griffin said...

A gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

That is a stunning card Thanks for participating in the blog hop

Michele Smith said...

Loretta, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with the gold paint pen and the band is stunning! The black and brown accent each other beautifully! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us ~ Hope you have a blessed new year!

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute card thanks for chance to win.

zehra said...

gorgeous card, Happy new Year

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year and may it be even better than this year. Wonderful cards. TFS.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Your card that you showcased is stunning, love the black and gold. Happy New Year and TFS this blog hopping with all of us.

emeraldmaz said...

Wow! Love the merci card! I don't have anything in French yet, but I love how your card looks. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!!! emeraldmaz@yahoo.com

Brandi R said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing. Happy and Blessed New Year to you ♥

Brande Davison said...

Love your work - so inspiring!

snazzyjj said...

So elegant and love the layers. june(dot)swart(at)netzero.net

Viktoriya said...

great idea! great card!
What an amazing prize, thanks for the chance to win!

Sue D said...

What an elegant thank you card!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Margaret said...

Wow, I love your beautiful Thank You card! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!
margbrid@carolina.rr.com

Sharon said...

In browsing your blog, I really like your winter fairy card and the edwardian door card. You do beautiful work!

Thanks for the chance to win and happy crafting in 2015

Barbara Swavely said...

Very Elegant card!! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome products!! Happy 2015!

Stephanie said...

What a stunning card. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year.

berryblue said...

Thank you for a chance to win! wstr_bbrown@woostercityschools.org

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...
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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow such a beautiful card. I really love the colors and the die cuts. jeria22@yahoo.com
Happy 2015!!

Indy said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love those elegant colors!
Happy New Year!, Debbie!

riliska said...

Amazing project!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

What a beautiful card! I will definitely be back. Bookmarking your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

Susies Cue said...

I love black,white & gold. I really like vintage appearing cards. The sky you created with gelatos looks like watercolor!

loulou said...

Stunning card. I love your perfect bow. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway

Emily said...

Stunning cards. Great website. Thanks for chance to win such nice prizes.

Jan said...

I'm a big fan of your beautiful work!!! Love this card!!!!!

Tess L said...

Lovely card! Thank you for your generosity!

Bonnie said...

This card is so beautiful. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win and God bless you this year.

cropmom66 said...

Having a great time on the hop! Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy New Year!

Kai Ramos said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This is so exciting! Lovely card, makes me want to try glazes and wax too.

mamashops said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathy S said...

Stunning cards. Happy 2015.

Wyogem said...

What a beautiful project! I definitely need to find more time to play with Spellbinders. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop, even though I'm a bit in the doghouse with my family for spending most of the new year so far glued to my computer! LOL

Dominika Samek said...

Wonderful prize! Thank you for a chance to win :) Happy New Year!

Juliana T said...

Happy New Year! gorgeous card! thanks for the chance to win.

julianatwardzik@frontier.com

Jackie said...

That card is stunning! Thanks for sharing and for a generous giveaway! Happy New Year!

Laura West said...

Happy New Year, and thank you for the chance to win!

Luv 2 Create said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Wishing you all the best that 2015 has to offer. Thank you for participating in this fabulous hop. Happy New Year.
Marcie

Geri Stuart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the dies, TFS.

Наталочка Нана said...

your works are wonderful! Thank you for your generosity to win this beauty! I hope chu bit lucky)
happy new year! new ideas and inspiration !!!

rfeeny said...

Your work is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Mia J. said...

Wishing you a happy new year. Thanks for the great giveaway. mia at jacobsracing dot com

necgmc said...

Amazing card with so many details. Thank you for the give away! Happy New Year.
Yukikocole@gmail.com

Aristi Mourtzaki said...

Happy New year full of love and creations

MB Isaac said...

beautiful vintage, feminine style! Love it. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway

Fantasmo Crafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with us and thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you have in store for 2015!

Ema said...

Love your card. Such inspiration for spellbinders. Thanks for sharing and thank you for being part of this blog hop. This give away will bless someone.

Ema said...

Love your card. Such inspiration for spellbinders. Thanks for sharing and thank you for being part of this blog hop. This give away will bless someone.

Tammy M said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and for the chance to win some awesome goodies. Blessings to you in 2015! tsmauer at myomnitel dot com

T said...

Beautiful Card! Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

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