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Friday, 28 September 2012

The 28 Blog Hop - Craft.Create.Play.

Welcome old and new to the 28 Blog Hop and welcome to my corner of the blogging world.  You should have arrived over from MONICA’S blog, if not dont worry there is a recap of the hop below.

So let me introduce myself for you that are new here.  My name is Nancy and I live on the East Coast of England in my caravan by the sea.  I love all this crafty and Hello Kitty, hence the blog name and my HK tattoo!  I have been scrap booking for about about 4 years now and love all the crafty friends both in real and virtual life that I have made through this hobby/obsession.

When I saw on the Studio Calico forum that Jamie Leija  was planning on doing a blog hop to celebrate her turning 28, I knew I wanted to get involved, especially as I have not long turned 28 myself.  I have been following Jamie’s blog for a couple of years as she used to run a challenge blog I took part in and she does the most awesome travel scrapping too.  She has also just opened an Etsy shop for her beautiful cards, check it out.

There are some fab people taking part and I am looking forward to seeing all the ‘28’ theme projects.   So hop around and be sure to comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win the grand prize!!

What's the grand prize?!

A $28* gift voucher to the online retailer of your choice!  I know I would be choosing a Studio Calico voucher, especially with the cheap international postage now.

*Really, it's a $30 gift voucher but that's not as fun to say as $28 for the 28th blog hop on September 28!!

To stand a chance of winning just leave a comment on each of the blogs, then make your way back to Jamie’s blog  and comment again to let her know you left some love for us all. You have until 8:00pm EST Sunday, 30 September to comment.

So here is my 28 project….

I turned 28 in July and I was very lucky to have two birthday parties, of course this meant 2 cakes as well to aid the celebration  I decided to scrap my two 28th Birthday cakes for this 28 blog hop.

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The first cake was made by my sister, it has become a tradition that she make my birthday cake.  I have had robots and princess castles, but this year I wanted a particular cake.  I wanted the stripe layer sponge cake, and I was not disappointed.  I had shown my sister a couple of photos from Pinterest, where my love for these cakes began and she created this.  The sponge inside goes from dark pink to light pink layers with beautiful buttercream, it even had glittery hearts on.  I was a lucky girl to get the cake I wanted and I celebrated with my family in the caravan the day before my birthday.

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I started this LO in the way I am starting many of them at the moment and that is with spraying and stamping on the background first.  For this I took some Kraft cardstock, a mask, white acrylic paint and turquoise and white mists.  It was once this was dry I started to layer up and create my clusters.  Everything on this LO was from my scraps basket, some of the papers have been in it for over 2 years, but they eventually made it on to a LO.

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Next on to my second cake and my second party.  This cake was brought for me by my boyfriend and was a lovely chocolate sponge, which he managed to cram all the candles on to.   He and his mum brought it in to me after we had returned from a meal out, it was a beautiful finish to a lovely day.

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This LO was created using some of the recent stash from the Studio Calico Monthly kits.  I loved the dollies and knew they would be perfect on the LO about cake.  It also features my beloved veneers, I have so many and these stars just keep on going and going, I also love the Prima pearl drops too.  I used to avoid oranges and salmon pinks but now I love them and they feature on my LO’s more and more.

So that was my ‘28’ project, I have lots more photos to scrap from the day and even a few more cake shots!  I am looking forward to my 29th birthday and thinking about if it should be a 3 cake occasion!!

So now on to the logistics of the blog hop the order…..

Jamie http://paperheartproject.blogspot.com/ 

Bernice http://btsoi.blogspot.com

Christine http://christine-is-living.blogspot.com

Corinne www.corinnesmilovici.blogspot.com

Dee http://sparklinscraps.blogspot.com

Hollie http://justmeandavery.wordpress.com/

Jessica http://www.craftychicgirl.blogspot.com/

Jules www.juleshollis.com

Kate www.funkytales.blogspot.com

Leigh http://leighmonroe.blogspot.com/

Lillian www.elletheheiress.com

Marianne http://marianne-inthemoment.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://portablemichelle.blogspot.com

Monica http://monicalifeasme.blogspot.com

Nancy http://kittyscrapper-nancy.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE, visit the wonderful and talented  Natalia  next!!

Natalia www.blinksoflife.com

Natt http://tinynatt.blogspot.com/

Neelu http://creatingmemorieswithtna.blogspot.com/

Jamie http://paperheartproject.blogspot.com/

So many beautiful blogs to check out.  Don't forget to comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you like my little 28 project and my other crafty adventures and you become a follower, the more the merrier.  I am also on Pinterest, see my link on the side and also on Instagram @kittynance

Thanks for Looking



  1. Two wonderful layouts, I like them both.

  2. 2 great layouts and 2 fabulous cakes! Your sister hit it out of the ballpark with the layers on the first one! I love both of these pages. Thanks for hopping Nancy!!

  3. Your stop in the hop made me hungry! :) Beautiful pages! I, too, am an avid Hello Kitty fan/collector...I have a toaster, sandwich maker and alarm clock, not to mention all of the other little toys and trinkets people get me... :)

  4. Love your layouts! I really have to give white space layouts a try. I love PINK and cake so you can imagine how my mouth just watered when I saw that layered cake, right? Wow. Kudos to your sister for that cake! She should make one in a Hello Kitty shape next time :) Up the ante!

  5. Love these layouts, how fun to have two cakes, and that first one is fantastic!

  6. I love your layouts, especially the second one! I am also so happy to "meet" another HK fan!

  7. Great cakes and great pages! Especially love the second page!

  8. love the ombre cake! my fiance and i are getting married in may 2013 and are going with a similiar cake! :)

  9. I love the colors that you chose for the layouts. Ehm, can I get a piece of the cake too? :D

  10. Lovely pages, I like the grouping of the stars and pearl drops in the second one! And that ombre cake is so awesome :)

  11. It's so awesome that you got two parties and cakes! I love your layouts too. They rock!

  12. Lucky you with two cakes! That first cake is gorgeous, and I absolutely love the stars/pearls/glittery goodness on the second layout!

  13. What a cool cake! I love it. I also love the color palette of your blog. Take care you =D *Blog hoppin Pinay*

  14. wow!!! thats so cool having a birthday hop! happy birthday to Jamie!

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  15. That cake looks amazing! And so do your great pages!! =)

  16. Love the layouts- the second especially.



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