Tuesday 25 February 2014

Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi, welcome to my blog! 

I have been running the Clear it out Challenge Blog for a little over 2 1/2 years (I carried it on when the original creator wanted to close it down) 
 I have enjoyed this journey so far, meeting lots of lovely people both DT and participants. I appreciate all the comments you leave me here and on the C.I.O blog, and I'm so happy you are here celebrating our blogiversary :)

Here is the blog hop order and if you get lost you can always go back to the Clear it out blog to find your way.






   Laura W    <------that's me

Clear it out challenge blog

For my card I have chosen to use an image from the sponsor MelJen's

I love Melissa's designs. They were one of the first digis I used as I learned to colour.  Here is my card with some bling!

The picture doesn't do it justice as the colours are in fact; pale yellow, grey, and light teal. Unfortunately I have a little guy fascinated with my camera and often chooses to change my settings :(

So...want to know what you can win? It's a 8x10 envelope filled with crafty stuff.
Like what? How about some dies, embossing folder, and whatever else I can stuff in there? I'm pretty sure I'm at about $40 and I haven't filled it yet. If you are chosen and you do not live in North America I will give you a $10 Gift Certificate to the sponsor of your choice (must be a past/present sponsor of the Clear it out Blog) 

To win, leave me a comment and tell me what your favourite die is. I'm in love with the heart die from La La Land, it's tooooo cute!


  1. Morning Laura fab card hun love it here s to a great hop x

  2. Such a beautiful card. Hugs, Susanne.

  3. Super cute card Laura. You are doing a fabulous job carrying on with CIO. it's been a lot of fun. I like that the hop is at the same time as my 3 year blogiversary.

  4. Adorable card! I love how you colored the image.... My fave die at the moment is .... umm how do you chose just one? I really like my heart on a ribbon from memory box!

  5. I really love this birdcage image, so simple but very effective.
    Happy Birthday Clear It Out!

  6. Laura, your card is beautiful. I love Melissa's images too. They are one of my favs. You have done a wonderful job with CIO and I am honored to be on your team.

  7. pretty sure the bird cage is my fav! love your card! beautiful!!

  8. Your card is absolutely beautiful - I love this bird/birdcage image and I haven't seen it before this blog hop - it's gorgeous! Love how you coloured it and I love your row of bling too!

    Thank you for the blog hop - your little prize package sounds awesome! If I had to choose my favourite die, it would be the die I used most often: Poppy Stamps Curious Cat. It's a perfect little die cut for a cat fanatic like me LOL. Wishing you a joyful day!

  9. I love that little bird cage and your die cut are perfect!!! This is the best blog hop ever! so grateful!

  10. Your card is so cute, love your color choice! You are doing such a great job with CIO and I am so happy to be on your team! Hugs, Sujin

  11. Oh Laura, I do so love your card and that image from Meljen's...it was one of the first I purchased and coloured too !!

    Thanks for chance to win a prize for the 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop.

  12. I really like your color scheme...very pretty card!

  13. Your card is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs

  14. Great card. I think I have this image and have never used it. So little time....
    I love the clean design of your card. Thanks for your dedication to Clear It Out and for a fun hop.

  15. My favourite dies are the heart doilies from spellbinder I use them a lot :) I love Melissa's images too they are so cute! :)

  16. Great card Laura! Wonderful coloring, too! I love all sorts of dies! I'm addicted to them! But I especially love branches, trees, twigs, flourishes, etc.

  17. Lovely card - love that it's not over complicated as it looks so clean and sophisticated

    Sara x

  18. Totally loooooove the layout of your card! Such fabulous papers as well! Love it. My favorite die... yikes... that's like asking my favorite child lol not fair... but totally looooove the heart banner from La la land and the tags from Magnolias :) is that ok? can't just choose one.... hee hee hee

  19. Just hopping by on the CIO celebration - and your card is lovely!
    Love the image (definitely on my wishlist) and your colour choices!
    My favourite die - so hard! I have many - I use many - particularly nesting dies. I think I will have to go for the SU 'topnote' - my first and I still use it regularly!

  20. I love this card and just hope that one day I can do such a wonderful job creating as you do. Thanks for sharing on this hop.

  21. very elegant card! love it! thank you for running such a great challenge and happy 3rd Blogiversary!
    Mirella DK

  22. This is such a beautiful card!! I LOVE that image!


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