Friday, April 1, 2011

Lily Pad Cards

Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards blog hop! I'm so excited to be apart of this FABULOUS blog hop!!! You should be arriving from Vanessa Menhorn's blog. Remember if you hit a bad link you can always go to Lily Pad Cards.



 This blog hop features seven blogs per day when it culminates on Friday, April 1, which is today (can you believe it's April!?!)... with the grand opening of Lily Pad Cards. Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, great prizes, and more!

So the theme is Welcome and I was inspired to draw a cozy arm chair for this occasion and it is available at Claudia & Co. as a digital stamp.



I stamped cardstock with polka dots using white ink...printed the arm chair on it, cut it out and distressed it. I printed it once again on this gorgeous turquoise cardstock and cut it out. I'd love to give my comfy arm chair digi stamp (which also comes with a sentiment) away so I'll randomly pick a few who comment on this post.





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146 comments:

Christina V. said...

Very nice card with lovely colours! My best wishes for your daughter's birthday! I wish you and your family all the health and the happiness in the world!

Lagene said...

Love your texture & layers!!!

Vicky said...

Great card as always! Love the color combo. Thank you for participating in our blog hop!

Deborah said...

What a great card, Jane! Thank you so much for sharing this special day with us!

Pam S. said...

Love it Jane! sweet! cool card!
Pam Going Postal

Kathy said...

What a perfect comfy chair Jane. I think this is one of your beautiful drawings right.? I love the symbolism of curling up in a cozy chair and spending time on Lily Pad. Love this... you always inspire. Hugs, Kathy

Deirdre said...

Amazingly cute chair, looks so comfy. Love the colour combo, great card.

Latrice said...

This is such a sweet card. Love the big overstuffed chair. Great job.

Barb said...

Jane,I love that comfy, cushy chair and these colors are fabulous together! Fun card!

Sarah said...

Great card, Jane! Love the texture you added to your big comfy chair!

Suzanne C said...

So welcoming! Who doesn't want to sit in their favorite comfy chair!

Sanne said...

Love your colors here Jane and what a nice little detail with the button on that pillow - cute!

Heather said...

Love the way the polka dots show on the chair- very subtle. Makes me want to curl up in that chair and spend my day "blog hopping". TFS!

Judy said...

Cute card, love the paper you used for your chair it looks life-like.

joy said...

Looks like a lovely place to curl up and read a book! Great colors, too!

Janet Lindstrom said...

I love the comfy armchair, it draws you right in. The "wallpaper" background is a very nice touch also!

Theresa said...

Great card...love the comfy chair and your color choices.

Isha said...

Lovely card, great color combo and I feel like taking a nap on this comfy chair:))

Gloria said...

Love that comfy chair....hoping to win the stamp!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great card. I like how you stamped the polka dot pattern first. It gives it that subtle look of textured print.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

A comfy chair is a perfect welcome. Great card.

Diana said...

Such a cute card. That chair looks so very comfy

Tanya said...

Cute card!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Jane! And that armchair looks super comfy and full of texture!

Lillian Child said...

I so adore a comfy chair! And a digital image to boot. I've just GOT to get more savvy and jump into the digital waters. GREAT coloring! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Hannah. F said...

Love your card Jane!

Natasha Kara said...

Great card Jane. That arm chair looks so good, does it come in a life sized version ;) I could definitely use one right now :)

Kelly Rasmussen said...

what a cute card! and that chair looks soooo comfy!

judkajudi said...

Jane, your comfy chair is very welcoming!! Love the color and the texture! Your work is awesome!

PamS said...

I love your chair. Your card is very nice...I love the colors that you used.

Susan Grapengater said...

Very nice use of digital element, and Thanks for explaining it!

Tracey said...

FAB card Jane!!!

marla said...

Adorable card. I have started using digital stamps and love using them. I havent done any paper piecing yet but would love to give it a try. Thanks for a chance to win a new digital stamp.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! Your couch looks so comfy!! NICE!

Kelly in Canada said...

your card is so sweet. i love it. and, i would love to be able to cozy up in that chair!

Nancy said...

I love that comfy chair...what a perfect design and a lovely welcome. It says "come on in and make yourself at home". I'm always so amazed by your genius, Jane!
blessings~

walchowDesign said...

Lovely card and love the cushion with the button!

{VICKI} said...

that does look comfy!

bethann said...

so warm and cozy, a wonderful welcome

Christiana said...

Oh wow, I love this! That's the cutest armchair image I've seen yet. And I LOVE your yummy color combo and all that dimension! Fabulous.

Lisa said...

A simple and beautiful card:) Love the embossed bg

Melissa S said...

So cute! I love the color combos!

Catherine said...

great blog, I'll have to start following. Love your simple design, perfect for a Friday. Happy weekend.

Yvonne said...

Very cute ,love the chair

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Your card is fantastic, it looks just like corduroy, thanks so much for explaining how you did it and thanks for the chance to win the chair digi, how cool is that? Patti

Virginia L. said...

LOVE this comfy chair, Jane!! So lovely and warm--perefect for the blog hop!

PatS said...

Cute comfy welcome card!

Anonymous said...

What a cosy chair to curl up in! Margaret K.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

I just LOVE it! =]

paperpapier said...

awesome card..the comfy chair is certainly a big welcome message denoted..

Tiffany said...

Super cute looking sofa! Now that's one comfy place I want to be sitting at! Love your sweet card!

Cris said...

Very cute card! I love that couch!!

Raven said...

Great card. I could so curl up and read in that chair, it's way too cute.

Debbi said...

I love your card, Jane! And I love the comfy chair...makes me want to curl up with a good book, lol.
*smiles*
debbi

Karen said...

Cute, cute card! I was scrolling down to see where you found the chair image when I came upon the giveaway! Thanks for a chance.

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a cute card! I love the way you distressed it so that it gave it dimension! It just jumps off the page!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so cute! That IS a comfy looking chair, love it, and great colors.

Kathy B said...

Very cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

RedGem said...

The one thing in life I enjoy is a comfy chair to sit and read a good book... I love this chair! Tks for sharing.

Judy1223 said...

Oooh, Jane, so CUTE! Nothing more welcoming than a big, cushy chair!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so welcoming - I love that comfy chair!!

Tetcha Simmer said...

What a great way to add a subtle pattern to the chair, thanks for the explanation - great card Jane!

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Jane, looks like a really comfy chair!!

Tere said...

Jane, this looks so welcoming and cozy!

LindaC said...

Cute card...love the button on the pillow and the embossing in the background! LC

Marie / Legojenta said...

That chair sure looks comfortable! Thanks for sharing your lovely card =)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Adorable cozy chair!!!! I love that you can print on this thick cardstock.... Lucky girl!!!!!

sheila said...

love this adorable comfy chair. it has so much dimension and texture...cool card!

Tejal said...

Fantastic..love the cozy feel of the chair..love the colors and textures that you've used!!

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Muito lindo seu cartão! Parabéns!

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous comfy chair, definately says warm welcome

di said...

Makes me want to sit down and curl up on that chair. I've never used a digi stamp so thanks for sharing.

joanieg said...

Great card!I love anything with furniture on it!

Joanie

kys said...

I love your "comfy" card! Thanks for sharing :)

Sinihilkka said...

Cute card! Lots of texture and calm colours :)

Jennifer said...

What a wonderfully, cozy, welcome! Love all the textures :)
(JeniferAnn)

Maryann said...

What a wonderful card. The comfy chair here, really makes you feel welcome and invites one to sit down and feel cosy he he he. It´s just sooo lovely hun.

Nancy said...

Love your adorable card, Jane! That comfy chair is so cute!

NinaB said...

THis is so adorable, Jane! And guess what I got in the mail today? Your sweet buttons! Can't wait to play!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful job on this card. Very nice.

Ola said...

What a cute card.... I love the button you added to the pillow & the polka look great!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous card Jane. I love that chair, the texture you achieved on it is so cool.

jazy1m said...

Love the card. The chair looks so comfortable. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

I LOVE this comfy chair! What a great welcome!

Shelley said...

A very cozy welcome!

Angel said...

I love the different textures you chose, very fun.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. TFS.

Dawn said...

such a cosy looking chair Jane. You are so talented.... love how this turned out.

joni said...

Great welcoming card!!! Love the comfy couch! Love the brown and blue combo!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Vera Rhuhay said...

Awww...love this,Jane! feel warm and comfy!
Gorgeous colors too!

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Karen said...

I can picture myself sitting in that chair looks comfy Karen TB Ontario

BunnyFreak said...

It looks like I can sink into this chair.

rstuck2003 said...

What a comfy looking chair! Thanks for sharing with us!

osirisandloki said...

welcome lily pad cards i am really looking forward to all the great cards ideas form you alll.. you just can't have enough inspiration!!!!

Lisa R. said...

What a cozy homey card! Love the embossing and stitching. Thanks for sharing! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

Great card and love the chair!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Shirley N said...

Love your comfy chair, looks like real fabric!

DeAnna said...

Oh, that's a cool comfy looking chair! Great card!

Sandra said...

love all the dimension!
Sandra ltb

Billie A said...

Great card love the texture in the papers and the pillow is sweet. Love it all.

RT said...

Whatta comfy looking couch!

Janet Z said...

I love your comfy chair!

Donna said...

Cute card, makes me want to sit in it and curl up and read a book!! Thanks


Donna Przy...

Daria Z. said...

I adore that comfy chair...so inviting!!

pcm said...

THat armchair certainly does look cozy!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Lovely card, jane! That chair sure looks comfy & welcoming. :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yummmmm... I love all the textures! Bravo!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a comfy, cozy chair, Jane - love it!

diana said...

Sweet card, love the cozy chair! Thanks for another great hop today!

Kelly Booth said...

Soooooooooooo cite Jane! I have been making some chairs of my own our colors are almost a like....lol! Will post to my blog on Sunday! Big hugs and congrats on being part of the hop.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great welcome!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love how you did the cushion in turquoise. Ann Marie

MicheyMoo said...

What a great digi Jane!! Love how comfy that couch looks and the pillow is already snuggling in!! Great colour combo too!! xx

gg nurse said...

What a wonderfully creative card!

felkatz said...

cute cute the chair look ssooo cute and comfy!!!

tfs

GrammaR said...

Your chair is so inviting! I would love to curl up in it.

Patricia said...

so beautiful card love you color combo and your stamp is so beautiful =P

Nona said...

Such a beautiful card, Jane! I love the layering. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend :)

Cathy Fong said...

simple and sweet card! love the chair.looks so comfy! so glad to find ur blog through lilypad :)

Message Keeper said...

This sofa is so welcoming and warm! Make me feel like home with the sentiment 'welcome'! Thanks for the little giveaway!

Mary F said...

I love this card! Love the ideas hoppin around in my head from the Lily Pad

Elizabeth said...

Cute card:)

Godelieve said...

Really cozy! Love this!

Shelley said...

Great card. Looks like my den!

Lisa M said...

Aww...now that says cozy and Friday and weekend all in one!! Great card and thank you for sharing! :)

forpahl5 said...

I love this stamp and your card! I wish I could stay home from work all day and create!

Kathy said...

Totally love that chair! Can see many, many cards made with it for friends and family. I love the texture in the background on your card and the polka dots are perfect!

Renee VanEpps said...

Love all the texture from the cardstock background and chair, what a cute stamp! Great job:)

Lucille K said...

Oh yes, a comfy chair. What better way to welcome someone. Perfect :)

justsomestuffimade said...

Wowsers, that looks like one cosy spot to curl up in ;)
Great card Jane, and thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Ruth S

ChickieChirps said...

Lols! Lovely welcoming cozy chair Jane! I love the dots on the chair faded into the bacground too!

Arabella

Atticelf said...

:) I like it!

Atticelf said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't even notice the pattern on the chair at first - that's cool!

Hi it's Terrid said...

What a cute card, looks like a comfy chair! Don't know much about digital stamping, will have to investigate! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Μυρτώ said...

So cosy and welcoming!

mtscrapgal said...

This digi chair is so comfortable looking. The cushion adds so much. Your card is so welcoming. Thanks for the inspiration.

Angel said...

I love the sketch and all of your awesome dimension! GREAT design!

Froggietalks said...

I love the chair.. it looks so comfy, I want to curl up in it and sleep!

Lori said...

Love the colors and nothing says 'home' like a big comfy chair!

ivy said...

a very classy card!

Fika said...

the chair looks so comfy & defines welcoming perfectly.. wonderful card Jane :)

Yvette said...

Great card! Love that embossed bg!

Alice Wertz said...

love the polka dot detail on your cozy chair! fabulous design, too. super card, Jane!

Denise said...

Love the chair! Very cozy looking!Great card!
DeniseB

Ursula said...

Love your card Jane!