Surprise birthday blog hop and challenge for Wendy


Hi Dressies,

Welcome to our surprise birthday blog hop and challenge. Today is the very talented Wendy’s birthday, for those who don’t know Wendy is the owner and artist behind All Dressed Up. All the team would like to wish Wendy a very happy birthday and thank her for her amazing images, and for everything she does. Happy birthday, Wendy!

We normally have our new challenge on the 15th, but as today is Wendy’s birthday we wanted to do a surprise birthday blog hop, along with our challenge.

First of all, the challenge theme is Anything goes as long as it features one of our images or digital papers.

I’ve created a nautical card for Wendy combining two All Dressed Up images: Christmas Post and Cute Just Got Cuter, which is one of the wonderful freebie images. I took away the little snowflakes and writings so the fun mailbox can show the journey of my card all the way from California, USA to the UK!

I also used some of my absolute favorite elements with this card:
Lucy Label Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
– Graphic 45 By The Sea Pad, 12 by 12-Inch
– Graphic 45 By The Sea Tags and Pockets

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This is such an easy theme and we cannot wait to see all your fantastic entries, the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the Store

And now about the blog hop: below is a list of the dressy girls for you to hop around….we have a very big team here so you have until  1st July midnight GMT to hop round them all.

At the end of the hop two random Dressy Girls will pick someone who has visited and commented on their hop card to receive 2 images of their choice from the Store

Happy hopping!

All Dressed Up Blog








Rita (me)










The winners of the hop and challenge will be announced on 3rd July here on the blog.

** Please remember that any entry not using an All Dressed Up image or paper will be removed from the challenge **

The challenge and hop run until Midnight GMT 1st July

We cannot wait to see all your creations, please also stop by our Facebook Group and share them there too.

Plus a little something that’s so huge in my life: my coloring! I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough! And I honestly hope that you too hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

My Copic colors:
Cat: E21, E23, E29
Dog on left: E11, E13, E15, E18
Dog on right: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Mailbox: R22, R24, R27, R46, R59, R89

hugs, Rita


These are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them (not all):
– Marker Pop Challenge #45 Anything
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #72 Use something Metal
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Anything Goes
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #89 Father / Male
– Alphabet Challenge I for Inspiration
– Divas By Design Challenge Red, white and blue
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #102 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #325 So Macho
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 76 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #67 B&W +1
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #71 Left over
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #81 Flora and Fauna
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #87 Over the Rainbow
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Baby
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge CAS of Full on


52 thoughts on “Surprise birthday blog hop and challenge for Wendy

  1. yaaaaaaaaaaaaay I finally know how to leave you a comment 🙂
    Beautiful card as always Rita. I love how you think outside the box and always create something stunning
    Anne x

  2. Such a sweet card. This image is my fave christmas image I would never have thought to make it an everyday image. Such thought went into this. Hope it made it across the pond safely. hugs xxx Stacey S xxx

  3. Some absolutely gorgeous cards! I especially love the cute Christmas card…with the animals mailing their cards. The recipient will adore it!! Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle! Vic, DT xx

  4. Love this! My little man just looked over my shoulder and said: MUM!!!! You have to get that dog stamp! (He’s made about dogs!). Well if he insists!

  5. Aw, how cute! Such an adorable card – love it! Your colouring is wonderful too! Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Father’s Day/Men’s Cards challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  6. Brilliant design Rita and fabulous colouring! I love how this card surprises you… you have no idea by looking at the front that when you open it up, there’s all this fun stuff inside and animals inside. Pure genius!

  7. thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires.I have to say that I really enjoy browsing your blog!
    You did an amazing job.beautiful your card and love love love your Lighthouse
    Keep up the fabulous work.wish you many more creative years of inspiration!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome work.
    Wishing you a joyful day! take care of yourself and stay healty.
    (“)_(“)hugs across the miles

    • Thank you for your sweet comment, Lesley! I’m sorry my blog was difficult. The easiest way to comment is clicking the reply number on the right of each post title. Thank you again! Xxx

  8. I love the design of these cards with the pop up images inside. you have inspired me to give one of these a go! thank you. fabulous design and your colouring is amazing! xx

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