September 17, 2010

Phindy's Phabulous Christmas Cuties Blog Hop and Friday Challenge!!!


Welcome to Phindy's Friday Challenge and Christmas Cuties Blog Hop!!

You should have arrived here from Anne-Marije's Blog.  If not, then please make sure you go back and start at the beginning of this Phabulously Phun Blog Hop.

These oh-so-cute images are going on sale in Phindy's Shop TODAY!!!  We're celebrating their launch with an amazing blog hop. The rest of the DT and I will be showing you, not one but TWO Cuties used in projects on each blog.

One random winner of the blog hop will receive TWO Christmas Cutie
images of their choice!  What do you have to do to win?  Visit all of blogs of course and leave a comment at each one.  Also, each blog will have a word that you need to collect as you hop along.  Put the words together to make a sentence and then submit it in the comments section of Phindy's Place Challenge Blog
A Cutie will also be awarded to a random commenter on one of the DT's blogs, soooooo you never know just where you can win.

Sooooo before I go any further, I think I'll stop here and show you my first card.  Now isn't this little guy just the CUTEST winter Cutie you've ever seen?  



This adorable little image is called "Big Hill"

And the second card I made was with one of my favorite
Winter Cuties!

This image is called "Surprise"


Now, don't disappear just yet, because I still have another card
to show you, but before I do that, Here is a full list of the participating blogs in the correct order:

* Tammy Maynard
* Ann English
* Annika Ryan
* Linda Payne 
* Anne-Marije Poppen 
* Lynda Nielsen  ( Me )

The word that I have for you to collect today is "FOR"  don't forget to make sure you collect all the words to complete a phrase and then go back to Phindy's Place Challenge blog and enter your answer.  =)


Now, guess what?  We have even more for you....Our regular challenge this week is to make a card for Operation Write Home

OWH is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions  to deployed service members to write home on.

Please check their website for their very specific guidelines.

If you are a non-US member you can make a holiday, birthday, Christmas
or anniversary card.  Please check if there is a local good cause in your country, such as Post Pals that you can support with your entry.

THIS WEEK ONLY YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE A PHINDY'S PLACE IMAGE.

This challenge is open to ALL images, so we are hoping for huge participation. Let's show our support to OWH!

This is what I created for the Operation Write Home Challenge.

I used one of Phindy's Christmas images, from 2009 for this card.  This one is called "Stocking Search".  If you only knew how hard it was for me to try and NOT use Glitter, or even stickles or anything like that.

I couldn't resist coloring that Christmas stocking in the Traditional American Flag colors.

Your next stop is to hop on over to Mary's Blog  
I'm sure you will be AMAZED at her gorgeous creations...  =)

51 comments:

Everien said...

Hello Lynda
Your cards are wonderful and the images are so cute

fionalawlor said...

Wow fantastic cards,so adorable!
The new digi stamps are so super cute!
Fiona x

Sue said...

Oh Lynda, your cards are so beautiful! The little guy skiing is so cute! I love the blues. You did a fantastic job coloring the Christmas Cuties...adorable!

Ellis said...

Lovely cards you've made, I like them all! =)

Hugs, Elenor

DQ said...

fabulous cards, and coloring, love the downhill skier, a lot of details

Lia said...

wonderful cards I love the new cuties
hugs lia

Shirley said...

Lynda, your cards, are as always spectacular. Just when I thought we'd run out of images, you use two new ones. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first card. It reminds me of my DGS last winter in his first ski lessons. I also love the second image and I think the coloring on the OWH stocking is perfect.

angelique (anlou) said...

your card are just stunning hun
just love them all
and the images are so sweet
hugs angelique

deesdesigns said...

Both of your card are STUNNING! I love the blue hues on the little skier - I gotta have him! Who doesn't want a Surprise? - Just perfect for the holidays

stampqueen said...

I love the 'Big Hill' image - too cute. Your cards are wonderful!!!

Maria said...

These are gorgeous and your colouring stunning. Hugs, Maria

racinggrandma61 said...

WOWZER The new digis are just great. I LOVE all of the ones that you did. TYSVM

Renkata said...

Lynda, you have created very beautiful card, love the details and layout.

Anita said...

Amazing cards! I love all the details.

Annika said...

Oh Lynda, you ROCK!! Love all the three cards but especially the first one - you have created such a perfect scene!!!
Hugs
Annika

Philomena O'Neill said...

Lynda, your Cutie cards are stunning! Just wonderful work - and I adore your OWH card. Perfect touch with that stocking! Thank you so much for 3 amazing cards!
Phindy

mycardz said...

WOW, wow, wow!! One for each amazing card - you've definitely outdone yourself with each of these cards - I love them ALL!! hugz, Mary

Deonna said...

Beautiful cards and your coloring is wonderful.

Anita said...

What gorgeous cards. They're so cute. I want all the images!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love those blues with the little one! and the stocking card and its embellishments are adorable and your OWH - perfect! gotta have ALL these cuties (-:

JacquelineM said...

STUNNING WORK! I only hope I'm able to do these digis the justice you've done them! Can't wait to purchase and color!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards. I just love these little Cuties.

craftykitten said...

Wow Lynda,
what fabulous cards. There is no competition here, that first card is definitely my favourite, a simply gorgeous image used beautifully.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sylvia said...

wow Lynda, amazing creations! All three cards are fantastic and I absolutely LOVE the creative way you created a scenery with the 'Big Hill' cutie!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Ann English said...

Love your cards!!! The vibrant colors are beautiful and just so joyful! I am making my Winter Cuties wish list---and checking it twice!

Mari Harpham said...

Lynda, I love your cards. the images are so sweet and you colored them so pretty. It is going to be hard to chose which ones to buy first.

karlinchen50 said...

Hi!
Beautifully your card projects.
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
Hugs Karla

Theresa said...

Wonderful cards...love them all. Such cutie images. TFS

Patricia St Martin said...

Stunning!!! Your colors are wonderful. Love all your embellishments. The cutter bug folder looks great for the background for the little skier. The images are so cute.

Stacey Ezell said...

What sweet cards! Your coloring is fantastic. I love all of them!

Moments by Marla said...

Just adorable and so sweet. I love the blue card with the little guy skiing. Phindy's cuties definitely live up to their name. CUTE!

Stamping Seasons said...

So much detail to look at! What stunning cards Lynda.
Hugs
Tracy

Barbara said...

What beautiful cards, I too love these images.

Jenn Zeeb said...

I loved the care with the ble little boy, great job

Katie said...

Lynda - great job!!! All 3 cards are adorable! I especially like the card with "big hill" he looks very ambitious (I would break my neck just putting the skis on!).
It's hard for me to imagine you making a card without ANY GLITTER??!! I'm sure you went through withdrawl!
Thanks for sharing!
Katie

Viv said...

Three beautiful cards and I really love your little skier! The scene is perfect! Viv x

Operation Write Home said...

Darling cards Lynda!!!

Anne-Marije said...

Wow these cards are so wonderful! I love all the details... Great job!
xxx Anne-Marije

Sonia said...

Lynda these are great cards, so festive.
Hugs Sonia xx

Kerttu said...

Beautiful cards. Loving your coloring. Adorable.
Hugs Kerttu

Jennifer Scull said...

the skiing boy image just makes me smile, and I soooooooooo want a pair of bunny slippers like the little girl! giggles! your cards are precious! thank you for sharing! :)

Betty Benton said...

Fun, fun! Love your skier and stocking snooper!!

Marie B. said...

Hi Lynda! I have yet to find a card along this hop that I don't find adorable, and stunningly colored! Yours are no exception! :)

Davi said...

Fabulous fun creations!!

Jennifer Moore said...

Beautiful cards. Love the color scheme of the little skier card.

Scrappycath said...

Oh your cards are so adorable. Really love the stocking one!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Your cards are very bright and lovely. Thanks for sharing them during the hop!

Mary Ski said...

Great cards. i especially like the little guy skiing. The colors, the coloring, the whole design just really works well!

Anne said...

Oh boy Lynda these are just gorgeous! Love Surprise but that Winter Wonderland is just knock-your-socks-off perfect, LOVE IT LOVE IT!
Hugs
Anne

Jan Garber said...

That little guy reminds me of my grandson when he lived in North Carolina! Darling cards!

Anna R said...

What fun cards Lynda!! Love the snow hill on the first card.