Tuesday 31 May 2011

Anything Goes Challenge Blog’s 1st Birthday Blog Hop and Challenge #42 – Masking

Woohooooo….I get to lead the way to welcome you all to the 1st Year Birthday Blog Hop celebrations for Anything Goes Challenge Blog…we have a fantastic line up for you to join in and have loads of fun with us, to share some wonderful inspiration & wicked blog candy to give away… HIP HIP HORAY!!!

There is some great candy to be won from the main ‘Anything Goes’ blog and from some of the DT members blogs too including mine…We also have our Challenge #42 – Masking, so anyone who enters the blog hop AND the challenge will be entered TWICE into the draw to win the main blog hop candy!!

For the main Anything Goes Challenge Blog Hop:

All you have to do is…
1.) Visit each of the design team members blogs in order (see below)
2.) Leave a comment on each of the blogs
3.) Find & collect a letter from each blog, some blogs have two different letters
4.) Unscramble the letters to uncover a two word phrase
5.) Return back to the main Anything Goes Challenge Blog and leave a comment with the correct answer. All correct answers will be entered into a draw to win lots of crafting goodies sponsored by THE CRAFT DEN...

The Craft Den are also celebrating as they have been trading for 3 years and as a special thank you for your support the Craft Den are holding a MEGA SALE on loads of crafting goodies including 12 x 12 papers, Martha Stewart punches and tons more! So why not head on over and treat yourself....

Finish back at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog, don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the DT blogs. Simples!!

Challenge #42 – Masking

We also have a great challenge too: Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #42 – Masking, so have DOUBLE THE FUN and join in our challenge:

Here is my inspiration for you, I hope you will join in!!

Here is my project for the masking challenge and have gone with a male theme for fathers day, so not at all girly this time...male cards are always more of a challenge and it's a shame we can't use flowers!!

The masking has been used for the backing papers with circles. The base of the card has different sized circles and I made the template for the masking. I also used the backing off the foam 3d dots and used that to mask and create the layers.

For the rules of entering Challenge #42 – Masking - please visit the main Anything Goes Challenge Blog by clicking here.

The design team have come up with some amazing projects this week using the theme - "Masking". View their creations on the blog hop.

Some of the design team also have blog candy to give away so don't forget to visit them all! For the individual DT blog candy, please see their rules for the winning their blog candy.


I have 3 lovely NEW un-mounted red rubber stamps from the Whiff of Joy ‘Back to School’ stamp set.

To win these stamps, just follow these few simple rules:

1.) Become a follower
2.) Add a link to your blog sidebar with a link back to this post
3.) Then add your own blog link to my comments
4.) I will choose the lucky winner after Tuesday 14th June 2011, so good luck :)

So to begin the blog hop, you are in the right place! Please leave a comment for the main blog candy and follow my instructions to win my blog candy. Once you are ready, your next hop will be to our super talented CHERYL

Have a great day everyone & HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES!!!


  1. Hi Annie Stunning card I love all the sparkle and shine. Gorgeous

  2. What a fabulous card for dad I love the silver metallic embossed panel and all the elements you have used especially the hinge.

  3. What a beautiful Fathers Day card, love your metallic coloring.

  4. hii annie


    new follower here....found your blog through

    what a nice blog hop...n congrats for 1st anniversary :)

    count me in for candy....
    have posted on my sidebar..


  5. oh wow hun love what you have done with the card for this weeks challenge the detail as ever hun is just stunning,hugs cheryl xxx

  6. What a gorgeous card! Great inspiration, I always find mens cards difficult.

    Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy - I've linked on my side-bar and am following. And happy birthday Anything Goes!!


  7. Oh Annie, your cards are just gorgeous!!! Look at you go girl. I remember your first post and knew you had the talent to inspire and share that talent with others. I'm so proud of you and how fast you've come into your own being in blogland. Happy crafting and creating my dear friend. "Hugs" Carol

  8. What a gorgeous card did you make. It is perfect.
    Love Aartje

  9. what a great mens card they are a pain to come up with ideas for especially as you cant use flowers lol x sue x

  10. This card is FABULOUS, Annie! Love the industrial look it has! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Good day to you Annie. Love your masculiine card. They are harder to make but that's what challenges are. lol...I've linked you up in sidebar which can be found HERE on my BLOG. I'm become a follower as well. Lovely blog by the way. Dawn♥

  12. This card totally rocks! Well done!

  13. Very futuristic Annie I think its fab and very eye catching hun :)


  14. Hi Annie,

    ^^ Fabulous creation! Congratulations on the 1st aniversary at anything goes!

    :) Also count me in for your candy~ Thank you! Added the picture to my side bar.

  15. What a super cool looking "dad" card! Looks very masculine. Great job!
    I've linked your candy on my blog sidebar & have become a follower as well. I just discovered the Anything Goes challenge site today.
    Thanks a bunch!
    Huggies ~
    Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

  16. I am doing the blog very first one. Love your work. Tracey xx

  17. The Dad-card is super, just like your candy and the whole blog-hop for the first Birthday!!!
    Count me in!

    Hug, Irene

  18. What a super Father's Day card! I love all of the silver! It's so sharp and perfect for any man! Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  19. Hi Annie - just doin the hop & thought I'd say a quick hello! This is a great first stop on th ehop - well done hun

  20. Love the metallic look to your card. Nx

  21. Love the card! It's nice and shiny and purple is a great color.

  22. Hi Annie, love the masking technique for the paper. A great card for a male and fab choice of colour. Ruby x

  23. Great masculine card! Love the metalics

  24. Great card Annie, I love all the texture and dimension you have created. :-) xx

  25. Love, Love, Love the metallic look of your card. Fantastic job.
    I am a new follower and will link back from my blog sidebar.


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I too will pay you a visit soon. Until then, Hugs Annie xXx