Friday, 12 February 2010

Spring Time Fun Blog Hop and Release Day!!!

Yippee!!! Today is the day for the Blog Hop and Release!! We have 8 beautiful Spring Time stamps designed by the talented Crissy Armstrong and 5 fun and whimsical stamps designed by Cris de Lara.

You should have arrived here from the lovely Inge's blog but if not why not go to the start of the hop which is over at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.

Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which one...so leave a comment on all of them!!

Four lucky winners will get their choice of two (2) stamps from this release!!!

At 12pm GMT/7am EST, the stamps will go live!

All of the images for this release are IN STOCK and ready to be shipped.

snuzzle2closeHere are the pictures which inspired Crissy to draw this sweet design as shown on my project today. This design is so special to me as it features a younger Zoe with her very much loved Snuzzle Bunny. Zoe was only a few months old when her and Snuzzle couldn't be parted. Even now at 9 Zoe will snuggle Snuzzles at bedtime and will cry if she can't find him. Snuzzle No1 ;-) did actually get lost on a shopping trip when Zoe was around two. She was devasted but luckily I managed to buy another of the Playskool retired bunny from Ebay and after a flight from the US Zoe opened the package and was told that someone had found him and posted him back :-)

I decorated this little box for Zoe to keep her special keepsakes in. Snuzzle Love is coloured with Prismacolor papers with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The beads were my bargain find and were about 25p for a few hundred from Sainsbury's.


I am so excited as the next stop on the hop is the fabulous girls over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge. I am so excited and can't wait to see their creations today :-)

The blog hop will remain open all weekend and will close on Monday 12pm GMT/7amEST. Don't forget there is also still time to help us Spread the word and be entered into the drawing to win the full release - 13 stamps here!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy hopping!

Hugs,



snuzzle2side

95 comments:

Senju Ninja said...

That is a cute card.

Elsina said...

oh I absolutely adore your keepsakebox! What a neat idea! I love the coloring and colors and the stamp is just the cutest!

Sharon Caudle said...

Nikki, this box is so gorgeous!!! I LOVE the colors you used and your coloring is amazing! I could never get pencils to look like that! You are one talented chickie! Spectacular design and details! hugs!

ursula Uphof said...

Nikki what a lovely card, and she reminds me of my little granddaughter. warm wishes, ursula

Sinikka said...

Hi Nikki, such a lovely box. And Crissy did a great job to create Snuzzle love. Zoe looks so sweet ( in real live and as a stamp image )
Hugs to you proud mama.

Gemma said...

You must be so proud the way the stamps turned out! What a loverly daughter you have and what a great stamps! You card is just as beautiful!
Have fun today, I have! Gemma

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nikki how wonderful for you to have such a stamp created with inspiration from your beautiful daughter! Chrissy has captured her so beautifully! Your creation is stunning!
hugs
kim x

Cathy said...

This has to be my favourite image ... my Ellie has a bunny that she has had since birth and it is worn and well patched, but they are inseparable!
Love your colouring and gorgeous details.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Tessa said...

Oh such a sweet stamp! Your bokx is gorgeous and the stamp coloring is soo good!

Dotty Jo said...

This is adorable, and so is the story of Zoe and Snuzzle. My friend's daughter had a doll called 'Leggy' that went missing. Thankfully a replacement was tracked down and then had to be aged with a few trips through the washing machine. Leggy 2 was always refered to by my friend and her husband as Dopplegannger Leggy! Jo x

jude said...

Wow beautiful keep sake love the colours youve used also
hugs jude:)

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and your coloring is fab. I love the colorcombo.
Anne :)

Lydia said...

you make a very cute box, its a great idea.
regards Lydai

craftykitten said...

Hi Nikki,
Oh this little box is just so cute. I love the colours you have used, purple and green look so striking together.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Samantha said...

Oh Nikki what a wonderful way to capture your daughters childhood!
such a lovely stamp too!
its just perfect How clever Chrissy is to have captured your Zoe so beautifully! Your creation is beautiful and stunning, and a wonderful keepsake too!
Happy blog hopping day! hugs Samantha :0)

Mary Lou said...

Oh Nikki~~your daughter is adorable!! Great image and superb box for her :) Don't you just love creating things for your kids-- I sure do :) Every little girl loves PURPLE!!! WTG MOM!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

Marion said...

Absolutely stunning. Bright zingy colours, great layout and image coloured beautifully.
Marion

Renata van Miltenburg said...

I think this must be your favourite, not only because of the sweet memories, it does remind of you store also!

Well, my favourite is the two girls under the umbrella, I LOVE their boots!! And strange enough the two cats....I'm so NOT a cat-person but every time I see a Wags 'n Whiskers cat I fall in love!! LOL

You have again a good release Nikki and Lacey! Congratulations.

Liefs, Renata

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Nikki,what beautiful,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous photos, so sweet.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet Nikki!! I love your gorgeous coloring!!! Crissy did such an awesome job drawing this image using your photos. It truly does look like the sweet photo. What adorable pictures!! Your coloring and design of this box is stunning!
hugs,
Chris

j.hugens said...

Hi, this card is great, i like the stamp en the colours,
by by Monique

Nannieflash said...

Oh Nikki, what a fabulous image and such a wonderful reminder of your daughter. Its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

vicki said...

blog hopping along loving your work
vicki

Debbie said...

Hi Nikki what a gorgeous little Keepsake box for Zoe Your colouring of this cute Little image is Beautiful,Have a Good Release day hugs Debbie x

Sue said...

Hi Nikki
wow what a stunning box, totally gorgeous image, fantastic colouring as always, done the hop but couple not up yet will go back later, Good luck with the new stamps hun, this image & luv you sis be me favs i think!! then again i could change my mind!! lol. sue.x

cockney blonde said...

That's a really cute card. Love the story about the lost bunny, x

Marley said...

Wow amazing card!! love this new release! xhugs Marley

Christa said...

I really love this card and image Nikki!!
She's soo cute!

Hugs,
Christa

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Nikki! And your daughter is so cute!! xx

Lorraine said...

this is my most favourite new stamp its adorable and i love the project you made using her beautiful work xx

Lisa Jane said...

your box is gorgeous. I just love the spring colours they remind me of pansies and irises, and little crocuses
.
The iomage is so beautifully coloured
Lisa ;)

Nannieflash said...

All the cards on the blog are gorgeous and I think its been a fabulous success. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lacey Stephens said...

Nikki, this is such a great creation!! It's so sweet to hear the story os Snuzzle Bunny!! And I love those younger pictures of Zoe...so cute!!
Fantastic job on the release, partner!!! Big Hugs!!! Now we can go take a nap!! LOL
~Lacey

Maxine said...

Your work is AMAZING as always!!! I love the way you used the letter beads. I have some of those from my elementary days that I really didn't know what to do with except let my daughter use them. You just gave me a great idea!!!!!!Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

How sweet and the box is perfect.

Louise said...

Love the purple and green, such a cute image

Paula said...

It was the bunny that drew my eye & the background info so special. I always said I'd have crocuses & this colour scheme if I got married - by the time I did I'd forgotten & it was the wrong time of year.
Paula

Crazy Creations said...

I love your cards they are always great!Hugs Sarah

Niki Estes said...

Oh, that is so adorable, Nikki! My daughter has a pink polka dot bunny that she received when she was born and she still packs it around with her everywhere and has to have it every night to go to sleep!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG I can see why this is so special to you! Beautiful box and sweet story! xxD

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What an adorable card and your little girl is so precious ! Great design
Hugs

Pegg S said...

How amazing to have your Zoe forever as a sweet image like this !!! Lovely card - so inspired on this hop!

Lorraine A said...

what a beautiful box :-) I am sure Zoe loves this ,,,this image is just gorgeous and the photo's and story behind it are lovely :-) aww,, the lies we tell to keep our children happy eh !! ha ha :-)
I love the little letter beads too ,,, fabulous idea ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Ms. Jen said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing that. I love your coloring. You are very talented. I'm still working at it - LOL. This little box is just adorable. I can see why these pictures were so inspiring.

Jeri said...

This is such a sweet image. Who can't think back to their own childhood or their grown children's and remember that special animal that was important to them. That's what this image invokes. Your colors are beautiful.

Alex said...

Your box turned out just beautiful Nikki, and that image is super cute!! I love how it gives you special memories of your little girl, that to me is what it's all about - and she is precious! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jeanette said...

Oh Nikki, seeing the photos of little Zoe just tugs at my heart! I loved this image when I saw it but now it is even more special! Gorgeous as per usual my friend!
Hugs Jeanette

jan farnworth said...

great project

Yvette said...

I'm speachless !!! This is simply gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the "inspiration" as well. I think it makes the images even more adorable. Cant wait to get my hands on some of the new release.

Craftyanny said...

oh Nikkie you little girl is just adorable. You've did a great job with the card and box, they are both fab.
Thanks for the comments on my blog too:)
Anne x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Nikki, wow hunny these new stamps are absolutely gorgeous, am loving this one! love your papers and detail too, stunning work! hope you are well, enjoy your weekend hunny hugs Linda x

Jenny said...

Awwww she absolutely beautiful. Lovely card and your coloring is great.

margie c said...

Awww, she is sooo pretty! Outstanding coloring! I love your card :)
hugs, margie

Ria said...

Ohh Nikki, Zoe and snuzzels are gorgeouss together what a precious memory this stamp will be for her later when she is all grown up :) Beautifull card the colours are soo extremly yummieee

Thanks for sponsoring us this week :)
hugss Ria

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Nikki what a lovely box, really super! Wonderful colours and and the image is so sweet.
Hugs Jacqueline

Ingrid said...

Hi Nikki, great bloghop candy. I like to join in!
Have a nice weekend, hugs Ingrid

COCO said...

ohhhh fab card and gorgeous stamp nikki !!! big hugs coco

ribenaruby said...

What a fab decorated box Nikki, love the story behind the snuzzle. Thanks for showing the new image, it's absolutely life-like!

Kelly Schelske said...

Totally lovin your blog background Nikki! This is super cute! Adorable image and Crissy has captured Danni so well!

Joy said...

such a pretty card...love those soft colors. so perfect for Easter. love the new release! they are so cute and darling! thanks for all your help. gonna go blog hopping now =) have a happy Valentine's day!

Dawn Edwards said...

Nikki you always create such fantastic projects! This box is no exception. How could Crissy resist such beautiful Zoe eyes in that photo. Talk about cuteness overload.

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous little keepsake box Nikki. Thank you for sharing the photo's of Zoe that inspired Crissy with this gorgeous new image.

Thank you for having the TPC team on board for your special release day.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Carolina said...

Your card is very pretty and the stamp is so cute.
big hugs

Jolita said...

Beautiful box!! And what a cute girl, you must be very proud of her!!

Hugs,
Jolita

Sharon said...

OmG, the stamped image is such a good likeness of your Zoe and her bunny! Fantastic card and pretty box.
Sharon

Val said...

This box is fantabulous - what a lovely gift.
Hugs
Valxx

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful card and really cute stamp too. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it. You did a wonderful job.

beadz said...

What a great little box and I love that you shared the pics of Zoe that inspired this.
hugs,
Gini

debbie said...

love all of these new stamps... i sure need to win the set
thanks
Debbie
ebat@cox.net

Lelia said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! I love the inspiration photos! What a cutie patootie! The keepsake box is adorable too! ;O)

Hugs,
Lelia

craft_princess said...

So bright and cheery! I love this image!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the purple and green together. Looks great. This stamp is so cute!!!

Mary

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the purple, pink and green. Such a cute image. Wonderful coloring.

Risa said...

What a beautiful card!!! I love everything about it!
hugs
Risa:)

coby said...

what a sweet daughter you have
and what a beautiful stamp
You have every right to be a proud mom ;)

greetzand hugs coby

JustYolie said...

THANK GOODNESS FOR eBAY!!! Love the card, CUTEST IMAGE!!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous box Nikki. Love the way you've coloured in the adorable Zoe image. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Zoe looks soooooooooooooooooo adorable in these photos. Hugs Michele x

Carol said...

Love the image you used, and I especially loved the beads! Great job on your card :)

Margreet said...

great card with a cute stamp of your daughter.......it could be a pic!
xxx Margreet

Debbie said...

A gorgeous box for Zoe, the pic of Zoe with her snuggle bunny is adorable and the stamp has caputured that perfectly. Debbie x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Your box is beauiful and what a wonderful inspiration your children are for all these cute stamps.

becky said...

TO cute!I love the color.

Denise said...

Hi Nikki. I'm just amazed by the cuteness of this box you've made! It's just wonderful!! I'll bet your daughter loves it! And what a cutie she is!! Lucky lady!

Katinka said...

Wow....beautiful card with my favorite colours Pink & Purple....

hugs
Katinka

tanja said...

Lovely cards and lovely colors
Have a nice weekend

by tanja

Christine said...

These stamps are absolutely gorgeous. I love the story behind it too. I really think that this is my favorite one so far. Love the little box too. You decorated it so beautifully.
xoxo, Christine

Chaosmaus said...

Very cute box and a great Colour Combo.
Hugs Kerstin

christelle said...

I love these colours and I love this image!!
You made a marvellous jog with this box!!
Congrats Nikki!!
Love to you all,
Big hugs my sweet Nikki,
Christelle.

Annelies said...

Gorgeous stamp! Great to see where the inspiration came from! I can imagine how special this must be for you! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Stacey said...

This is such a cute image Nikki and I love the way you have coloured her. What a sweet story about Zoe's bunny?! ~♥~

Sheng said...

Great job. Love how you colored her.

tanjaak said...

So cute.
hugs,Tanja

Peggy said...

Very sweet! Love the coloring and the way you used the beads for the sayings. Love the pics of your daughter also. God bless!

Jan said...

Just stunning!!