23 March 2012

Fisk-a-teers Spring Blog hop....

Hello there Every one!
Glad to see you have made it from Tracy M #6773 over at the Australian and New Zealand Fiskars blog.

If you have just arrived and would like to start from the beginning, and you are a Fisk-a-teer the whole list for the blog hop is over at the  Fisk-a-teer website.

If you are thinking "Fisk-a- What??!!!!", thats ok, you should know that Fisk-a-teers is an online community of craftiness (paper craft,sewing, gardening etc) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars....you know...the orange handled scissors you see EVERYWHERE!!!!!.
There is a Blog, gallery, and message board led by 4 lovely lead Fisk-a-teers, who along with the other members are great at getting creativity flowing through chats,challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities.
If you would like to join in the inspiration of the Fisk-a-teers,you can head over to the Fisk-a-teers/join. Then you too can join in all the fun!!!!!

( if you would like to start from the first stop on the hop head on over to Kelly, and let the fun begin!!!)

There are a lot of Fisk-a-goodness along the way and some hops will have prizes too! so make sure that you read carefully to make sure you do not miss out on a prize or two!

Now all the formalities are done, let me share with you some fisk-a- goodness!!!

You may or may not know but Fiskars have some FANTASTIC new interchangeable border punches.
They are available in the USA and will be available in Australia in APRIL from Spotlight.
I have been lucky enough to have a play with them.
Check them out......
There is a variety of choices in cartridges for this great new tool you can check them all out Here.

I have used the Up in the clouds for the card i have made.


I have layered several different papers cut with the up in the clouds border punch then used the punch again to create a 'tab'for my sentiment. I have also used my shape express and shape template for the backing of my stamped image.
The image i used is from Some odd girl, and the sentiment is from paper smooches. The beautiful paper is from Fynmark called heritage by Bella!

The next card i have to share with you, is using another of the great interchangeable border punches called lacy doubles.


It does not take a lot of punching to create a great effect. the border punches work well as an accent as well as the main focus!
I have used a Some odd girl stamp image for this card my Fiskars trimmer and Jillibean soup papers.

Both of these cards images were coloured with copic markers. i buy mine from Mad 4 Markers they have good prices for Australians and they stock all the Some odd Girl stamps i used today.

OK! Now for some giveaways........
I have 2 prizes up for grabs.
Firstly, for all the Australians out there. A new Fiskars Corner punch. peacock. I have this punch it is great. you can do corners AND take out the corner bits and use it as a border punch.


And i am not forgetting you international folk!
I have for you guys.........

A new set of Fiskars stamps called country petals. This set is great for backgrounds and also stamping several times and layering to get that 3D effect!

"What do I have to do to win a prize?"i hear you ask??????

Well all you have to do is either "follow me"on Google or subscribe via email. Once you have done this leave a comment answering this question......... "what is your favorite Fiskars tool and Why?" and do not forget to comment if you are Australian or international so i know what prize draw to put you in.
Simple!!!
I will announce the winners on Tuesday 27th March . this will give all the international peeps a full weekend to comment.

Well i hope you have enjoyed my creations.
Thanks for hopping by!!  your next stop is Jean # 7358  thanks for visiting me! don't forget to pop back on Tuesday to see who is the winner of my giveaway.

Tara:)

59 comments:

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards! Just checking my links for the blog hop!!

kellystar said...

awesome cards, awesome coloring, awesome punches...thanks for being part of the blog hop!

TracyM #6773 said...

Fab cards and cool prizes Tara!!!

Like Jean, I'm checking that my links work - so hope you have a very happy hop :)

Ladydoc said...

Thanks for being part of the HOP! Love your ideas. I'm a border punch lover myself. Great to see participation is global and not just here in the USA.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what great cards. TFS.

Billie McDonald said...

ooh love your cards, the colours are just so fresh!

Billie McDonald said...

ouch, forgot what else I meant to say .. hope this is in the right place! what is your favorite Fiskars tool and Why? My paper cutter of course!! :))) I can not cut in a straight line to save my life, and my fiskars paper cutter is about 10 years old, give or take, and is about the only beauty I have, that I have never lost! In Aussie :)

Lesa said...

Gorgeous work, Tara! Love the little border punch accent on your last card. Hop on!

Pamela Haskin said...

Love your cards! I love the Fiskars squeeze punches. So easy to use, aren't they? I use the heart punches a lot. I'm International and also in the blog hop. I hope you sign up with my blog too. I have a fun sur-prize there too.

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Hi Tara, I love your cards they are trendy, I like the corner punches, you can do quite a few things with them, I love using them in my project, I also have the peacock one!!
I am from downunder

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous cards Tara! Especially love your 2nd card, beautiful paper piercing, papers and love the lacy border. I wouldn't be without my fiskars soft touch scissors, love them, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

TracyM #6773 said...

Back again Tara - forgot to let you know that my favourite Fiskars tool is ... squeeze punches, love them ALL!!!

Thank you for sharing a prize with us during the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop - I already have the Peacock punch, so please do not include me in the draw, I hope he goes to a super crafty home :)

Lyn Dwyer said...

great cards Tara.......lo ve them both...............

xoxo
Lyn

Debby said...

I love your cards. I am amazed with you copic work. I'm following. I'm from the USA.
what is your favorite Fiskars tool and Why?
My micro-tip scissors. I do a lot of detailed cutting and my fiskars micro-tip scissors seem perfect in every way..length, feel in my hand, spring-loaded handles, and a very narrow tip. Thanks for asking.

Maya said...

Beautiful cards! I love your coloring!

weze said...

wonderful cards....love your style!

Gail said...

Great cards!
I'd never seen the Odd Girls before!

Betsy said...

Fabulous cards!! Loved the colors!! Thanks for hopping with us!

Sandy said...

Cute cards and I love my inter-changable border punch. I have three of the sets and hope to get them all this year. All of my Fiskars tools are my favorite, and I'm love the new 3 in 1 border punches in a squeeze punch design. Thanks for joining the hop.

Jessica said...

What cute cards! And what a gorgeous stamp. I'm a follower now and thanks for the chance to win.
My fave Fiskars tools...well my scissors...Especially my fiskateer pair! And I love my bordar punches. Thanks again
Hugs, Jess

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful cards! I'm in the US, but don't enter me to win as I already have that set.

Dawn Stegall said...

Border punches are so awesome! :)

mish said...

Great Cards!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

marla said...

Great cards. Great job of coloring. My favorite fiskars tool is my trimmer. I dont make a project without it!!

Divinity said...

awesome card! those punches looks so great! :)

my most used fiskars item would be my big cutting mat. i use it for both scrapbooking, cardmaking and sewing. was definitely one of my best gifts ever! :) thanks for the chance at some fabulous stamps :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. I love your images. I am now a stalker...I mean follower...LOL

My favorite tool is my paper trimmer.... I can't cut a straight line without it.

Vicky said...

Fabulous cards! my favorite Fiskars tool (oh how can I choose just one) are my paper trimmers! Yes, I have more than one :) Saying Hi! to you Tara from Wisconsin in the USA!

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the use of punches.

I would say right now the Kaliedescope border punch is my favorite right now but I really want to get my hands on the crafty drill. They add so much to projects! :) Love them!

U.S. Fiskateer #6361
asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Dot said...

Beautiful cards! I love the interchangable punches! They need so little space. My favorite Fiskars craft tool is by far my cutter!! It may be an older one but it works great!!
international

Victoria's Place said...

Beautiful cards! Fiskars tools are the best, I couldn't live without my trimmer!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

OHHHHHHHH,girl,you've outdone yourself,all is beautiful!

DebbieC.#4668 said...

Great cards Tara...the lacy doubles border punch looks like a great one. My favourite fiskar tool is my corner rounder squeeze punch.

the"divine"hand said...

Those cards are too cute. They look like anime girls. My fave product is going to have to be the interchangeable punches. There is just so much that you can do them. I love a product that gives those options. Thanks!

Tona said...

Your cards are wonderful! You did a geat job with the punches.

Sue in CT said...

Fantastic job! I love both cards. I have used my border punches but not to the extent I see here. I am a follower and my favorit tool is the micro scissors. I do a lot of cutting and these scissors make it so easy to cut out a stamp nice and close to the line. I just love them.

Suzi said...

I think you've done a great job showing how Fiskafabulous Fiskar tools are! I signed up to follow you on Google. I'm in California. My favorite Fiskars tool is probably my newly acquired 9" guillotine trimmer. At least it seems to be getting a lot of use these days. Thanks for sharing!

Groovy Deborah said...

Tara you make excellent cards, loved both of these!!! Great use of the punching :)

Happy Spring, Deb♥

lizzie said...

Oh sooo jelly! I totally want to play with the interchangeable border punches! you lucky ducky!!!

jackie 4124 said...

Awesome cards! I love my paper trimmer. I'd be lost without it.
New International follower

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your cards are very nice. You did a great job with layering and coloring.

I am going to be a new follower to your blog, but please don't enter me for your prize for the U.S., as I was lucky enough to receive those stamps in some Happy Mail from Rebecca awhile back.

Chris C said...

I love your cards- fab colouring.
Don't put me in for the prize just having fun hopping around.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like your use of border punches.
I am a follower and international.
My favorite Fiskars tool is my paper trimmer.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Patty Williams said...

You always do lovely cards - I like that background paper.

No need to enter me - I'm trying to give up "following" or "subscribing" to all the blogs :)

Donna said...

Wonderful use of your punches, stamps and copics! My favorite Fiskars product is my paper trimmer, any of them (I have 4). My travel one is the Sure Cut Deluxe - great cut! My usual one for home use is LED SureCut Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer. I like that I can fold it closed for small jobs and leave it open for larger ones. Thank you for sharing, but leave me out of the drawing, I am like the old crafter who lived in a shoe, I have so many stamps, I don't know what to do...LOL

Sylvia said...

Hello, following you now :)

Gosh, my favorite Fiskars tool is a tough question...I'll go with my very old gray trimmer. I've ad it forever and I use it all the time.
-Sylvia #5019

Sylvia said...

Oops... I forgot to mention I'm in the USA :)

NanaBeth said...

Oh may you do a superb job of coloring your stamps.You are certainly one fantastic Fiskateer.

Laney said...

Love your cards. I only own 3 copic markers so still use pencil crayons for colouring but loved seeing what you have done with the markers.

Sandy said...

Nice cards! I've always wanted to visit Australia... saving my pennies. Very pretty stamps - I'd give them a great home :)

christina #4635 said...

Adorable cards! My favorite Fiskars tools are my pinking shears that I use for sewing. Nothing cuts thru layers like those scissors!

Anonymous said...

Great cards!Love what you did with the copic markers also the color combos you used. Thanks for sharing and being part of the Hop. One of my favorite Fiskars tools are my border bunches. Lisa USA Fiskateer #4791

Tifany said...

Love all the border punched layers!
It is hard to pick a favorite Fiskars tool, but I use my scissors and trimmer the most.
- Tifany #5942
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
{From California, USA}

Elizabeth said...

I love the border punches! I want them ALL!!!!

Amyscats said...

Love the cards! TFS. (International)
Amyscats #8535

Tracie said...

Cute Cards!! I had no idea Fiskers hame stamps. Fun!! THanx

MamaBirdy said...

Wow! Your cards are awesome!
-Tanya #5407-

Emma said...

I love the interchangeable border punches and I especially LOVE how you have used them!

febe said...

Beautiful card on the layout and details. Love your sweet image.

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