Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hugs, Kisses & Happy Wishes

Hello there!


Welcome to The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop!
12 amazingly talented designers are joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Team! We have been sworn to secrecy for the past few months, and today we finally get to spill our beans! 
I'm a Girl Friday!!!!!!!!




Wow!
Wow!
Wow!
It's me, Michelle Bala!
Thank you for stopping by today!!!
I still can't believe I am part of this team and that the reveal day is finally here!!! I have been having a blast playing around with CAS-ual Fridays stamps and dies and I can't wait to show you what I have created for the up coming challenges!!!

Today I decided to stick with the Christmas spirit!


Can you guess what stamp I used to create the candy cane?.....
I used Lotsa Links!!!! I just curved it and colored it! Some Copic markers did the trick. Then I added some white accents with a gel pen. The sentiment is from Wonderful Words. I think it ties in perfectly with candy cane and Christmas message!

 I stamped all the images with black ink from Memento. For the finishing touches I added sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and wood stars from Studio Calico.


We could just make a regular old team announcement, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun as a mystery blog hop filled with awesome creative inspiration, clues and prizes...would it? 


  • To join the fun, you'll need to start at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog  where you will be given the link to meet the first Girl Friday and collect your first clue. 
  • Then continue through our mystery blog hop, meeting the team, gathering clues and leaving comments along the way for your chance to win prizes! Yes, prizes!! 
  • Each new Girl Friday has a prize up for grabs!
  • At the last stop on the hop, you'll have one more chance to win a prize by using the clues you've gathered to solve the mystery. The hop ends at noon on December 27th.

Be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!

Here is your starting link CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here is my clue:

Here is your next stop: ???????? , just click on the question marks.


Thanks for taking a peek!
I am entering this card into the Curtain Call Challenge...



Have fun with the Hop!!!

Michelle

73 comments:

Jessica Kephart said...

I love how you used the Chains for a candy Cane! Very Sweet!

~Tammy~ said...

Super adorable! Congrats Michelle!

Deirdre Smith said...

Congrats, cute card, love the sentiment...

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

just perfect CAS card!!Merry Christmas.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congratulations on the new gig!

Carol Cel said...

great way to use a set in a different way -- I like your creativity

Alison C said...

A fun and unusual card.

D- said...

CONGRATS! OMGosh your candy cane is ADORABLE. Great idea. Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Dana said...

Super cute card!! Love the candy cane!! Congrats!!!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Love this! The candy cane is just genius! Congratulations on becoming a Girl Friday!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations! Cute card.

Pink Unicorn said...

Such a clever way to use the stamp. Lovely card, can't wait to see more of your inspiration in the New Year

Jean Bullock said...

Congratulations, Girl Friday! Very clever way to create the candy cane.

Sindhu said...

Congratulations!! Great card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats to you on your new DT! Well deserved! Your CAS card is beautiful! Very creative! Looking forward to seeing more from you!

sandie said...

Congrats and such a creative use of this stamp set

sunshinelouisiana said...

Cool way to make the candy cane, Michelle! Congrats!
Sunshine Sharon

Virginia Lu said...

Congrats, Michelle! So happy to see your are now a Girl Friday! Your card is so sweet!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Genius to use that link stamp set to create the candy cane! Nicely done.

Buttarcrafts said...

Cute card. Congrats on joining the team!

Lea Lawson said...

Congrats! Awesome card!

Sister sue said...

Would never have thought of curving the stamp. Thanks for the tip

Neets B said...

Congrats. Great vision to curve the stamp to create a candy cane!

~amy~ said...

MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!
yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
Congrats girl!
such a fun card!

Laurie Unger said...

What a fab CAS card. Congrats on the DT!

joy said...

Very clever way to use the links stamp! Congrats to you!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great use of that stamp! Congrats on your success!

Chark said...

cute candy cane! congrats!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations!
Very creative candy cane!!!

Karen said...

Clever card! Congrats!

Deb said...

So creative! Congrats on being a Girl Friday!

Thordis said...

Such a fun card and congrats with the title :)

designbydonna said...

Cute card.

aileen (mum) said...

Congratulations on joining the team. I've visited your blog on a number of occassions before. I love your style. Cutecard

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Michelle!! I'm not a bit surprised you are on the team! I love your clever candy cane card!! Happy Holidays! Darnell

conil said...

I've got to get my set out to see if I can replicate that candy cane. You're so smart. Congrats.

Harriet Skelly said...

What a creative card! Congratulations on joining the DT!

Lagene said...

Congrats on becoming a new Girl Friday, I love the ingenious candy cane!

d said...

Congratulations!

Shannon Miller said...

Very creative :)

Pam said...

Congrats! What a brilliant way to use that stamp. I love your candy cane!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous news Michelle! Can't wait to see more CASual inspiration! Gorgeous card too :)

Jean said...

Congrats! So cute!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on being a Girl Friday! What a creative way to use that stamp!

karenajo said...

Cute, cute card - welcome to the team!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh I love how you made a candy cane!

Sue D said...

Very cute and clever candy cane!

Susi Kelly said...

What a fun card design! Congrats on making the DT

Maria said...

What a cute creative card with the candy cane! And, huge congrats!

Dingodudette said...

Great Idea to bend the linky stamp and I love the sparklies. Are they shaker beads?

Karen King said...

Congrats on making the team! Way to stretch your stamps! Very creative!

Lisa said...

Super duper cute Michelle!! A BIG CONGRATS to you!!! I'm SO HAPPY for you!!

Michelle Bala said...

No, they are regular sequins. Thank you for your comment.

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your CAS Freestyle design. Congratulations for making the wonderfully talented DT. TFS

Jennifer said...

Fun and clever! Congratulations.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Congratulations. What great idea to make the candy cane. Cute card.

Lisaerica said...

Congrats, so sweet no pun intended. Great use of the stamp. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

*Vicki* said...

Congrats!!! Such a creative way to use the stamps!! I love your design!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Monika Skinner said...

Great cane, fab CAS design! Congratulations on making the team. Happy Christmas! X

cm said...

Congrats on joining the CAS-ual Fridays team; an honour well-deserved as your creativity is amazing. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card; looking forward to more inspiration in the New Year. Merry Christmas!
~c

Michele Gross said...

Get out!!! I love that you shaped the link border into a candy cane!!! Brilliant!! So happy to have you on the team :)

Gerrina said...

Congrats! Love the crane and the design! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Julie Pike said...

Love your creative use of the link border stamp for the candy cane. Great card.

Helen Gullett said...

Congratulations.... your candy cane card is cute :D

Marianne said...

Such a fun and creative use of the stamps. Congrats on making the team.

Karenladd said...

What a creative way to use that link stamp set! Fun and colorful

loulou said...

Congratulations on being a Girl Friday. Great card, clever way of using the stamps.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love that candy cane!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The candy cane is so clever! Love it

Deepti said...

This is brilliant! So happy to have u on CFC team :)

Doni High said...

Congratulations! Love the link candy cane...very creative!

Heather said...

Cute! What a genius idea to use the links to make a candy cane! Love the sentiment.

Kathy Mc said...

Michelle, congrats on your DT position! How clever to make a candy cane from a link stamp. Super creative!