Friday, 1 February 2013

Blog Hop!!!!


Spring in your step? Get ready to Hop ‘til you Drop!

Welcome to the Craft Stamper Blog Hop!

What’s the Hop about?
In a blog hop you simply ‘hop’ from one blog to another, following the links until you come full circle back to the host blog (in this case us!). Our theme is Looking Back and we’ve asked our Design Team to create a post based around a crafting memory from 2012 that’s important to them. On each blog you’ll find a new post with insights and inspiration from our talented international team.

Why should I play along?
Each blog post will have loads of stamping inspiration from the talented team behind Craft Stamper magazine – completely FREE! There will be tips, tutorials and inspiring makes to be found all along the hop route.
AND you can win loads of awesome prizes! A big bumper prize will go to one person drawn from the entrants (see below). There are also spot prizes along the way – leave a comment on the host’s blog for a chance to win these.

How to Play:
Visit each of the blogs in turn – each blog contains a link to the next. Collect a letter on each blog, to make a phrase. Email the phrase to cs@traplet.com by midnight on Friday 8th February 2013 to be in with a chance to win our bumper prize of goodies! We've given you a whole week to enter so there is a plenty of time for everyone to get involved.

Some blogs have bonus Spot Prizes – where you see a spot prize leave a comment for the blog host and a winner for the Spot Prize will be picked from all the comments on that particular blog.
Please leave all the DT members some love if you can – they’ve put in a lot of hard work to put this hop together!

The first stop on your hop is:

Christine Dark
From there simply follow the links all the way around the hop until you get back here! There are 15 stops on the hop.

If you get lost on the way, below is the running order for the whole hop:








Sara Naumann
saranaumann.com/blog







Finally thanks again to our fantastic sponsors:


MAIN PRIZE:
ALL these goodies go to the winner of the email prize draw!

Crafty Individuals –Alice Palace stamps

Artistic Stamper – £15 worth of Artistic Stamper stamps of choice plus Kling-On mounting foam 

Darkroom Door – stamp set

A Sprinkle of Imagination – Donna Downey Stamp

Visible Image – two lovely stamps

IndigoBlu – 4x A6 stamps

Merly Impressions - £12 gift voucher

That’s Crafty – Tim Holtz Stamps

The Stamp Attic - selection of stamps, pens and a journal

The Craft Barn – £20 voucher

Artist Trading Post – Lynne Perella stamps

PaperArtsy - gorgeous JOFY stamps

HIDDEN SPOT PRIZES!
Find these hidden along the hop and leave a comment for your chance to win!
Stampotique Originals - $30 gift certificate
myStampBox – butterfly stamp set
Tando Creative- £20 worth of Tando products of your choice
PaperArtsy – JOFY stamp set

Craft Stamper Create with Paint DVD

WOW embossing and Scrapbook Adhesives goodies!

That's it - have fun!!! And keep an eye out for more events between now and next Friday AND Flash Giveaways on our blog!

103 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fantastic prize, off to hop now :) Thanks, Jen

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  2. My first blog hop - I'm on my way!

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  3. Wow this sounds absolutely fantastic! Time to get hopping! xxx

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  4. Yay, this is fun! Hopping rocks!

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  5. Merrily hopping along! Good luck everyone and well done to the fabulous CS blog hop bloggers!

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  6. well done ladies! everything is amazing! yuhhuuu!!!

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  7. What a lovely hop! If I win- no Tando, Visible Image or WOW! for me- I design for all three of them and they are Gorgeous, I just have the products. (lol- I never win)

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  8. Yes, I'am going to get started now.

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  9. What a fun trip round cyber space, Thanks for the ride, You have been mailed!

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  10. I am midway in the hop and bookmarking all the tuts for future reference. There are so many techniques to be learned :)

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  11. Been great fun....so much inspiration...thanks.

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  12. Thank you for this amasing blog hop!

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  13. Wow! This is an amazing bloghop - a FANTASTIC start to February!!!

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  14. What a Fantastic Blog Hop! Am having a well earned coffee break.. and off I hop!

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    1. I have just finished the hop.. took me two cups of tea.. and alot of oooohing and Wowing! Fabulous hop.. totally enjoyed it.. so much inspiration..... Clever Ladies! Thank you all x

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    2. a lot to catch up on in two day but hoping my hopping is fast enough. thanks to all for the chances to win and all the fun. xox

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  15. Loving it. Never take part in blog hops as they take up too much time, but making an exception for this one. Would love to win a prize as I've never won one with Craft Stamper before. Would be a lovely surprise.

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  16. Thank you very much to all involved in doing this, to all the designers, staff at Traplet and all support staff.

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  17. Lucretia it's our absolute pleasure! We are very glad people are enjoying it.

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  18. Wow,, just completed the amazing journey around all the blogs, so much inspiration! Thank you so much for this treat and for the chance to win!

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  19. Great idea! I can see myself spending the weekend hopping along when ever I get a spare 10 minutes!

    ** Kate **

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  20. I have had a wonderful time hopping around! A massive thank you form me too :D x

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  21. OMG what a fantastic blog amazing, now i need to buy all these yummy things and make some time to try everything out :) xx

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  22. Love it ! Had much fun "hopping".

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  23. Thisa is one of the best blog hops I've been for ages - not too long, but soooooo much lovely craftiness! Makes me want to rush for home so I can play with my stash. Thank you!

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  24. Some amazing projects and inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win such fab goodies too trace x

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  25. I get a real feeling of Deja Vu when i look at this blog hop!

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  26. Just about to start, thanks for all the chances to win :)

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  27. Loved the "Hop". Thanks very much for all the inspiration!

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  28. I get a real feel of Deja Vu with this blog hop....

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  29. Thank you for hosting this. I've really enjoyed looking at some new-to-me blogs.

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  30. Thank you all. What a great idea this bloghop. I do buy/read the Craft Stamper, but never took some time to visit the contributers blogs. So I spent my afternoon hopping around for a first quick look and found great artstuff. Thank you again. Now it is time for a closer look to all those (mostly) unknown blogs. Let the weekend begin.

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  31. What a brilliant blog hop...just finished looking at all the amazing inspiration!
    Alison x

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  32. Wow - I really enjoyed hopping along and looking at all the inky makes. Such fab inspiration!

    Thanks so much!

    Paula. x

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  33. Ooooow just got home and put the kettle on, pizza's ready for tea and it's play time! Elizabeth x

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  34. Great hop and some totally fabulous projects on the way, lots of fun and great inspiration, thank you!!

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  35. I love the hop and seeing all the amazing talent everyone has! Thank you for the chance of winning some prizes too.
    Inspired by you.
    kelly

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  36. It's a brilliant Blog Hop and well worth looking at all the fantastic makes from the creme de la creme of Designers ... and Thank You Craft Stamper ... brilliant end to my week being the winner of today's Flash Prize !! :o) xx

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  37. Thanks for the wonderful journey around your lovely DT's blogs. Although some now familiar names and faces through the mag and a few with blogs I've found and come to love, a good few blogs were new to me and I enjoyed browsing briefly for now, during the hop, but I will return to them again for sure.

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  38. You have done a great job with this Katy, great organisation went into it and not a broken link anywhere. Carol x

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  39. Thoroughly enjoyed the Blog Hop, great job Katy! Fabulous posts from the Design Team, great projects too. Love my CS magazine - keep up the good work! xx

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  40. I have had a great time hopping - I'm going back for seconds!

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  41. Ooh, what great prizes. Off to hop.........

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  42. A-MA-ZING hopping... so much inspiration, so many beautiful projects! Thanks to all involved, and thank you so much for the chance to win.
    Alison x

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  43. Thoroughly enjoyed the hop it's great to see the amazing talents of the design team

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  44. Great blog hop. I am pants at finding the words from the letters but really enjoyed looking through the ladies blogs. I need to go back tomorrow and disolve all the creativty.
    Thanks Debbie

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  45. Oooh I've never done a blog hop before! Off I go!
    Carrie
    www.mrsgcrafts.blogspot.com
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  46. Lovely projects. Well worth the hop

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  47. This was a fun and fantastic hop with tons of fabulous projects and techniques.
    Cathy-Lynn

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  48. Very brilliant and interesting blog hop !!! Thank you so much...! Coco

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  49. Thank you all so much for putting in so much time and effort. Great fun, educational and inspirational. Thanks x

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  50. Woohoo fantastic blog hop and thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put this together and gave us all so much inspiration
    Lynn x

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  51. I love hopping - of to look at what you have created for us. Thanks for organizing it. x

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  52. This is a wonderful hop with loads of inspiration! I hopped, emailed then I read the list of prizes which are fantastic! Thanks for a great hop CS.

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  53. Wow that was just a brilliant hop.So many inspiring projects, what a talented DT you have.Thanks so much. No to have a think about those letters......;0)

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  54. Sorry should say now not no!!

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  55. Yeah! I need to learn how to stamp!! Thanks!

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  56. Wow!! That was Hop-tastic. I'm so inspired now.... off to have a bit of a craft session.
    Thanks so much
    Sandra x

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  57. Wow, here I go, on a crafty adventure xxxx Michelle x

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  58. What an amazing hop! I'm so impressed, and so inspired to push away from the computer and get my hands inky! Thanks to the DT for sharing their many talents!

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  59. I must admit when I started the hop I might not make it to the end; it's Friday night, I'm pretty nackered (full time teaching job will do that for you) and it was nearly 12 o'clock when I started, but I couldn't stop! I love all the stuff I've seen and have so many new ideas now. Thanks for the inspiration, and now I'm off to bed. Hugs Frea

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  60. Fabulous hop! Great ideas and prizes! Thanks to all who participated their projects were awesome!

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  61. Thanks for so much inspiration from a very talented group - now to work out the phrase!

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  62. Thank you. This hop was refreshing for a cold winter week. I found some good ideas.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  63. Fantastic hop! What a talented group you guys have!

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  64. Had a fantastic blog hop yesterday well done to everyone fabulous work and inspiration such fun!

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  65. wow, I think I have inspiration overload....lol. Thankyou to everyone for putting this together.... I know what I'm goring to be doing today.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  66. I went full circle and boy did I enjoy it! What a fab idea Crafty Stamper peeps. Great to see what all the designers are doing right now too. Loved every minute of it. Michelle x

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  67. I'm thoroughly enjoying the blog hop so far, but does anyone have an idea as to why I can't leave a comment on Sara Nauamnn's blog?

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  68. What fabulous inspiration from all the featured artists. They have inspired me to try some of the techniques in the not so distant future. Thank you all

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  69. I've poured over every blog & now have more inspiration than I know what to do with. :) Thanks to everyone at CS & all the brilliant artists I am in awe of their talent.
    Oh, and I managed to leave a comment on Sara Naumann's blog in the end. :)

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  70. Really enjoyed the blog hop - great to see such an eclectic mix of talented artists and stampers!!

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  71. I have just completed the blog hop and I really enjoyed it! All those great items from your talented design team, thank you.

    Ellen

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  72. This sounds fun. I have never done a blog hop before so just off to start now!!

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  73. Just finished the hop, what a wonderful bunch of crafters. beautiful and inspiring creations, with lots of tips and techniques to share. thanks for the hop, and the chance to win.

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  74. Gosh!! What a lot of inspiration! I have 'lost' sooo many hours going through this hop by looking around the blogs apart from the 'Hop' bits. What a fabby way to 'lose' hours!! Now I need some more added into the days so that I can make use of all the ideas I've picked up. AND I need a deeper purse to purchase all the goodies used in the makes, haha. Thanks for bringing all this into my world :0) Mo

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  75. Just finished the blog hop -so much to see and so many great ideas. You have some exceptionally talented ladies in your team. I always enjoy the magazine.

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  76. Loving every minute of it. I've seen some fabulous inspiration on the way. Keep up the great work Craft Stamper.

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  77. Just completed my 'Hop'...loved it and was so inspired, also found some wonderful blogs ot follow. Thank you. S x

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  78. great blog hop - just completed it while making marmalade! Now feel inspired to create in a different way

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  79. I really enjoyed the blog hop, although its taken me two days to complete it! Well done and thanks for such a terrific magazine. Maddy x

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  80. Fabulous hop!!! I really enjoyed visiting everyone!!!

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  81. Wow wow fantastic I'm off to play :-) Kezzy xx

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  82. I really enjoyed the hop, I only just got to play along now, but the inspiration on show was fabulous, the DT are just amazing!

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  83. Fabulous and fantastic blog hop lot's of gorgeous creations and inspiration
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  84. Just found the blog hop post so I'm off to make my first visit, see you later x

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  85. Thank you so much to everyone involved for such a fabulous blog hop. Some truly stunning projects and lots of ideas that I am dying to have a go at! :)

    Ali

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  86. That was fun, thanks for organising and all the lovely prizes that can be won. I have picked up some great ideas.

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  87. What a fabulous hop! Thanks to all for the wonderful tuts. I've learned a lot. xxD

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  88. Great hop! So many fabulous ideas and projects! Many of these blogs were new to me, so that was fun having a look around!
    DeniseB

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  89. What a lot of inspiring ideas! Didn't went to some of the blogs before and was amazed by the projects!

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  90. Fantastic blog hop full of inspiration, techniques and ideas !

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  91. way behind but gonna give it a try to do the blog hop have gone to a couple places already and the inspiration is amazing. the people are so talented. thank you so much for doing this blog, it is fun, and a great way to learn new things that are out there and of course to win prizes. xox

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  92. thank you so much for putting this all together I saw so many beautiful things and learned so many new techniques. you have a great bunch of people on your team. I appreciate all of them contributing and for you doing this. hoping to win some prizes, I had fun, thank you very much. xox I completed the whole circuit and had so much fun. xox

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  93. Thanks so much for this fabulous hop Katy. It's been like having an extra CS mag to look at and all the projects are so inspiring.
    I really must unpack my gelli plate with 2 of the team showing off their fantastic prints!
    Thanks again.
    Fliss x

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  94. This has been fantastic - so much inspiration - going to go back through my mags now as well as return to these fab blogs!

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  95. I'm spending ages searching through all the blogs and still can't find all the winners. Could you print up a list please on here? Thanks

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