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Friday, June 15, 2012


Welcome to the Inky Impressions Design Team Blog Hop
You have arrived in Durban and winter in Durban is just the best place to be ...

If you have arrived here via Jackie's blog, you are heading along the correct route!  Are you enjoying your hop?

If you have arrived here for another reason and you'd like to join the entire hop, click here to link to the first stop on the hop. 

Each month on the 15th we will be bringing you an Inky filled Blog Hop featuring our fabulous Inkettes and as a Guest Design for Inky Impressions, I get to join the talented Inkettes too! 

This month our Blog Hop theme is 

Inky Charms! 
That’s right, this month we are all sharing some Inky Impressions creations and using some of our Inky Charms! 
Please join us this month and hop along! 
Also, be sure to comment along the way, you never know where a prize may be hiding!

Here is my creation using the fabulous little princess crown charm, which is perfect to use on a birthday card for a very special little girl - a GIRLY girl!

I have created an easel card featuring the rubber stamped image called "Sassy Lilli"  available in the Inky Impressions Store 

Lilli is hand coloured using Copics, a white gel pen and crystal coloured glitter glue. I added some fabulous striped DP and some pretty lace that I attached to the card base using sewn on 2mm seed beads.
The pink die cut reminded me of a crown, so I added some flat back pearls and gems to pretty it up, and added a spray of flowers in colours to co-ordinate with the palette of the image.  The two diamante stick pins  in the spray of flowers are what I made to add to the "princess' theme.
Here's a better look at the dimension and those stick pins:

And now, what this blog hop is all about ... INKY CHARMS!

My Inky Charm is this beautiful little metal princess crown 
that I added to the sentiment tag.

Blog Hop Order: 
 Jen GD (you are here)
 Patty GD

 Be sure to check out our Inky Charms section of the Ink Impressions store, you are going to love these cuties and at these prices you can’t go wrong!   While you are there, check out the other wonderful goodies on offer too!
If that wasn’t enough we are adding more charms to the store for even more creation possibilities! 

Prize being offered: 
Winner's Choice of "Character" or "Animal" Stamp and a sampling of Inky Charms! 

Deadline to Hop: To be eligible for the prize you will have to comment on EACH stop on the hop by June 20th. 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Joey, but before you go, did you remember to leave a comment?  (You wouldn't want to miss out on being eligible for the prize now do you?) 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

I would like to add this card to the following challenges too :

SIMON SAYS STAMP, JOY’S SUMMER INSPIRATION’ – I loved the flowers and those pinky peachy colours!


  1. Wow, great card, absolutely fantastic colouring of the image, cute crown charm, cheers Linda

  2. oh wow, this is stunning thank you for joining in with aud sentiments

  3. This is wonderful! Wow, what amazing details! I love the crown charm! Perfect!

  4. What an adorable card!! Love all the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs.

  5. Jen, your card is fabulous! I ADORE Sassy Lili and the charm you used is perfect.

  6. Great card - love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet. Deb

  7. Hi Jen!:)
    This card is so cute! I love all of the sparkle and embellishments. I love the Inky Impressions charms! :)


  8. Jen this card is simply stunning! I just adore how you used your die cuts and embellishments! Amazing job!

  9. Hi Jen
    WOW, this is a stunning easel card. I love everything about it. So many gorgeous elements to look at.
    Michaela xx

  10. Oh Jen this is totally adorable, gorgeous colourwork. Joey x

  11. So sorry Jen, thanks for joining us at LMMS too. Joey x

  12. Absolutely stunning! You used a reaaly nice sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  13. Great card Jen, thank you for joining in the fun at Aud sentiments, good luck, Pauline x

  14. WOW Jen this is FANTASTIC!! Stunning coloring and such a gorgeous design, LOVE the way you took your pic of the charm it was nice to see it up close! Gorgeous work!

  15. Beautiful card, love the glitter look & the embellishments

  16. WOW STUNNING!! Love the colours & the sparkle. The charm is so CUTE & fits perfect.
    Kerry :)

  17. Such a fabulous card, a great design and colours, your image is adorable, and I love your details and sparkling!!

    hugs Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge

  18. Such a great card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp-n-doodle

  19. Oh wow! This is...I'm speechless! Love it! Love all the yummy goodies that there are to see on here! Love the stick pins (I make them and use them a lot - so was drawn to those), love the flower arrangement, love the crown die, love it all! Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! I need to glean all I can from this one!
    Karen C
    PS: I'm in two hops right now, come check them out at Sassy Stuio Designs and at Fred She Said.

  20. This card is absolutely fabulous. Your image is colored lovely and all the embellishing is just stunning. Hugs, Robin

    1. Hi, Jen, such a fun card and of course your coloring is impeccable! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-N-Doole.

  21. Wow! Fab card! I love that charm!

  22. I love this card and the textures you have given it

    Joan x

  23. Lovely! So glad you shared this with us at Crafty Creations!

  24. Fabulous chick:) I love this. Thank you so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

  25. What a great princess card! Love the charm! Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet.


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