Roll up, roll up! Come one, come all! The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here!!
That’s right – today is the Made With Love Blog Hop!!
Last year I was most privileged to go on the most amazing journey that was Gallery Idol 2012. Little could I have realised just how much this would change my life, no more so because it introduced me to 19 extraordinary talents that I am now honoured to count as friends.
The 20 of us continue to keep in touch, support and encourage each other to this day, and I can’t imagine my life without them in it!
AAANND it means that, every once in a while, we get to throw the most amazing parties – like this one!!
The Made With Love Blog Hop is one of the most amazing events I’ve participated in!! I’ve had so much fun creating for this event, and we have all loved all the chatter and fun in organising and getting this party going!
And *what* a party this is going to be!! Not only do we have inspiration heaped on top of inspiration, but check out all these wonderful companies who all agreed to sponsor this Hop for us so that YOU can all be in with the chance of winning some AMAZING prizes!!
Our sponsors are:
WOW!! What a list!!! You guys are all in for such a treat!! Each of the designers will be giving away prizes from some of these companies – and there will even be one GRAND PRIZE too!!
We’re hopping in the order alphabetised surnames… which means that I am up first. 🙂 No pressure then! *wink*
So, shall we get this party started?!!
Every party needs an invitation, so here is mine…
Intrigued? Let’s take a closer look…
Inside this gold embossed, gold lined, pink envelope, a most prestigious invitation is awaiting…
Here’s what you see as you start to open and unveil the invite…
How super-awesome-amazing is that?! Love VIP?! What a super-cute way to invite your loved one to a Valentine’s event!
But wait, this is just the back of the invitation! Let’s flip it over…
That’s right!! A Movie Night?! Is there any better way to enjoy time with a loved one then a snuggly movie night on the sofa?!
I took my inspiration from this wedding invitation on Pinterest:
I used the idea of a vintage ticket to inspire my invitation design – designed to look like a giant ticket!
I used a ton of supplies for each item so please note that, rather than describing every step and item as I usually do, I am going to list supplies as I go, rather than detailing my process. Else we’d be here all day – and there are many other ladies waiting for you to hop to them! Please note that if there is enough of a demand, mentioned through comments, for me to walk through how I created any of the items then I might do some follow-up posts focusing on each requested item in turn!
After receiving such an impressive invitation your loved one is sure to want to attend, right? Well, this little gold envelope contains a pack of everything they’ll need to get in…
Here’s the reverse of the envelope, on its own. The ‘Love’ on the back mimicking the back of the invitation. As you open it up, the theme of the main invite is carried on with the RSVP pack:
Cute right?! Let’s take a closer look…
This is the reverse of the RSVP pack, with prestigious gold lettering
And affixed to the reverse… tickets! Well you need tickets to get into a movie, right?!
These cute little tickets form the RSVP pack to present on arrival. Very official and posh!
The tickets pull out from the slits holding them in place. Here they are expanded out:
This again was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, specifically this Save The Date set of tickets:
No detail spared on my version, so here is the reverse of my tickets:
So, apart from movies and cuddles and snuggles, what do these tickets get you?
Only entry to all of this as well!
I put together some mini popcorn boxes and filled them with sweet treats – sweet popcorn, heart-shaped marshmallows, and peanut M&Ms!
As well as that, I took some small champagne bottles and adorned them with ticket tags, and the larger one with a filmstrip label:
I think that just about rounds up my whole ensemble – phew!
I hope I haven’t exhausted you too much for you to carry on hopping – or to try your hand at winning some prizes!
My prize packs are courtesy of Gel-à-Tins Stamps (whom I am on the DT for) and Becky Oehlers Stamps! Let’s take a look at what you could win!
Gel-à-Tins are offering up their most awesome Love Knots set and a packet of Hot Pink Gelly Gem roll ups:
And Becky is offering up her beyond-awesome set, Spoon Me!
Want to win? Simply leave a comment on this post by 23:59EST on Thursday 21st February 2013 for a chance! A couple of random winners will be drawn shortly after this date!
Ready to hop on? Here’s where the rest of the Hop is taking us:
Your next stop is JJ Bolton – she is *amazing* so go check her out and leave some love!!
You can also check out all the fun and chat along about what you’ve seen on our FaceBook Event Page!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for stopping by and for leaving some love on my blog! It’s truly appreciated and I do hope you’ll be back again soon! Enjoy the rest of the Hop – and don’t forget to leave a comment on each post for the chance to win some amazing prizes!!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!
176 thoughts on “Made With Love Blog Hop”
You are SO talented, Taheerah!!! I feel that I am right in the PARTY! I love the ticket stub ideas and all of your creations just rock!!!!!!Happy Valentine's Day!
OMG amazing project after project.. and fun theme idea
Wonderful invitation! Gotta love Pinterest! Great work!
What awesome projects for Valentines Day!
Cute projects. Wow, you put a lot of work into this! And great prizes too!
So much cuteness. Happy valentines Day. [email protected]
FAntastic projects…. so much fun to be had here!
Outstanding projects. I see so much love and fun in your work.
Love the ticket theme on your projects! Happy Valentine's Day!
The mini envelope is so cute!
Bottles of prosecco all jazzed up? What's not to love? 🙂
Love the embossed tickets, so cute. Great collection!
How fun this is. Totally creative. Love the gold. Gives it such VIP feeling.
Wow – these are great ideas! I now NEED some gold embossing powder
This is just so much fun! I love the tickets!
Absolutely inspiring! Lovely party!
Wowzers!!!!! Your projects are fabulous – love all that shimmer! And I love your story about your crafting friends – so sweet 🙂
You are incredibly clever! What a fabulous post – thanks for the inspiration! [email protected]
Looks like youu'll be having a fabulous evening! Everything is definitely awesome and definitely posh! Such coordination and attention to detail. Really inspiring!
These are fabulous projects!
WOW! I am so impressed with all of your creations! How do you have time for them all? LOL! Thanks for organizing this fun & festive hop!
Wow, you went all out for this hop!! Love all your projects! Gold and pink are just fab!
What a LOVEly idea!!! Great start to the Hop! 🙂
Great idea for a hop. Glad you ladies have formed such a bond. I love your cute idea—very much along the lines of Amber in Damask Love. I love how you pulled together such a complete idea.
wow you really went all out! this is amazing!
Wow, awesome projects. Wish I had seen this last week so I could make some of those for my hubby today. How fun. thanks for sharing.
Great start to Valentines!
Oh my goodness!! This set is absolutely stunning and so well thought out! I'm blown away!
Very cute idea…love it!!!
This is such an awesome collection of projects–swoon! The hop is so much fun already!
wow what a great post…loving all the fun Valentines theme projects..so creative and super FUN.. totally inspiring..
Happy Valentines Day..
This ensemble is so romantic! *sigh* So much love obviously went into your designs. Tickets, treat boxes, pink and gold…perfect for Valentine's Day! Bev
ooh la la! hee hee – very romantic ensemble!
WOW! Very clever!
(you put me to shame!)
Cutest card set ever! Just gorgeous! Love the pink and Kraft together!
Wow, you have done an amazing job creating this party ensemble!! The invitation card with the tickets were just awesome!! Loved the pink and gold combination. I can see you have put a lot of thought and love into this project 🙂
Wow!! What great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. I especially like the box of peanut m&ms!
What a FUN ensemble!!! I LOVE the popcorn box filled with heart marshmallows! How fun and perfect!!!!!
WOW! I am so impressed by all your hard work and wish I could come to the party IRL! I love the gold and pink combo!
Simply amazing start to the hop! Your sweet projects are a delight to the eye!
Oh My GOODNESS! You went all out with this fabulous movie/VIP theme! What a lot of fun-to-do and fantastic-to-look-at items. Bet your sweetie swoons when they see this… And i LOVE that satin pillow…
Great ideas! 🙂 Thank you!
Wow, Taheerah!! You went all out!! Love this gorgeous romantic ensemble.
WOW! What a great assortment of creations! Love them all!
Happy Valentine's Day!
What a fab ensemble! Happy Valentine's Day!
What a great group of projects. Love the ticket idea for the invitation and RSVP card.
Taheerah, this is all SO CUTE! I love it!
What an awesome party ensemble! Outstanding job!
WOW! You have certainly worked hard! Your projects are just FAB and work together so well. Amazing start to a FAB hop! Hugs Bev x
Absolutely stunning projects, post and photography!! WOW!!!! I'm so excited for the hop today!
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