Sunday, 8 March 2020

International Women's day hop 2020

Hello friends!!
Wishing you all a Happy International Women's day!
Welcome to our Women's day hop' 2020! 

We started this hop last year with a group of 10 amazing cardmakers and 10+ generous sponsors. With this support we successfully hosted an Instagram hop.

This year we have planned it all a bit more bigger and larger. 
With 25+ sponsors from all across the globe extending their kind and generous support and your active participation, we hope this year is equally successful.  

Here is my card for the hop!
"Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace!"

Theme of my card:
A day in the life of a Woman. 
A day full of tasks and responsibilities - jobs, cooking, laundry, children, family, society and what not. Tasks that drain her out and takes away her patience and peace of mind. 
In the midst of all this, meditation or exercise is the only way she can regain or maintain her sanity.

The image is hand-illustrated by me using reference from Pinterest. 
Background made using watercolour wash in multiple colours. The coloured background represents the multiple thoughts or tasks running through her head. 
The sentiment is printed.

Hope you like my card!

Over to the hop details now!
This year we are organizing an Instagram hop as well as a Blog hop. Our team will be sharing their projects on their blogs and on their Instagram accounts as well.
We are also delighted to have a few of our sponsors joining us as Guest Designers for the Blog Hop. 
Each one of them have made wonderful and inspiring projects for the hop. We are truly grateful to have them join us for the hop, along with their gorgeous makes.

Please note: The first hop list below has our Guest Designers and the second list is of our team of 10. In order for you to be eligible for prizes, you are required to leave comments on ALL 21 blogs. 

Let's start hopping......
(Our main blog)------>

Guest Designers ---->Casual Fridays

                                    Funky Fossils
                                    Jane's Doodles
                                    Kitchen Sink Stamps
                                    Pear blossoms press
                                    Power Poppy 
                                    Time for Tea Designs
                                    Your Next Stamp

Hosting Designers---->Anila 

P.S. We have a linky party on our main blog where you can link your beautiful makes and stand a chance to win some prizes.
All the winners will be randomly drawn and announced on our main blog on 31st March. 

Rules : 

1. You have to be a follower of this blog.
2. Comment on all the stops in the hop list. 
3.This step is not mandatory but we would encourage you to follow all the blogs participating in the hop.
4. Please provide only one comment per person.
5. Sharing about the hop on social media will earn you extra entry. 
6. Comments are open till 22nd March, 12 P.M. IST. 

There are 3 ways you can win:
1. Hop along the blogs.
2. Add a project to the linky below, the theme being "Women Empowerment."
3. Hop along the Instagram accounts.

For yet another chance of winning hop along our instagram account


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  1. Wow - did you draw that, Anila? You are very talented! Love the colourful background too. A very inspiring card x

  2. such a beautiful background splash. good message for the current state of mind anila. great card

  3. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the background colors! Such a cool card! Thank you for sharing your women's empowerment creation! Happy Woman's Day!

  4. Such a lovely card and perfect for IWD! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. What a lovely card, so wonderful soft colours, and the image is so cute !
    Valerija xx

  6. Anila, I'm blown away by your hand-drawn image! Absolutely spectacular! I agree that we all need some 'personal' time to refresh, rejuvenate and re-energize for all those tasks that appear on our plates. Your card speaks beautifully to how we show our strengths! Wonderful inspiration to celebrate International Women's Day!

  7. Beautiful card. The background is
    spectacular and the drawing is
    amazing. Wish I could curl myself
    into that pose. thanks for sharing

  8. I LOVE your c are! Your little yoga girl is so darling, and the colors really make her pop! Thanks so much for being a part of this awesome event!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson

  9. Beautiful as always Anila <3 I love the card and Happy Women's day x

  10. Wow!! How amazing that you drew your image!! It's perfect and the background is fabulous!!

  11. I love the bright neon-y colors that you use in all your creations Anila.. I definitely draw inspiration from your card and definitely drawing my own character on my women's day card.. Thank you for spreading happiness all round the year. ❤️❤️

  12. Beautiful card, fabulous sentiment! Happy International Women’s Day.

  13. Love how calming this card is - thanks for sharing

  14. Oh wow, what a fabulous card! Love the image, and the colours of the background are fantastic!

  15. Love all the thinking behind your card design, I always like to find out how crafters are inspired. And it has such vibrant and happy colours to go with that awesome sentiment. Love it!

  16. Gorgeous card, Anila. And the illustration is amazing!

  17. I love your card! With all the things she had to do during her day she looks completely at peace with the world on your wonderful card that celebrates women! Thank you for being a part of this great blog hop that honors and encourages women all around the world!

  18. It's gorgeous card!
    Happy Women's day!

  19. Wonderful card! Love the colorful background. Happy Women's Day!

  20. Fabulous card Anila... This card is perfectly fitting to current situations of today's women as we all are seeking for calm only... Thanks for bringing this hop and supporting all the crafters through uplifting & inspiring them to more craft.. 😊

  21. Such a beautiful card! Love the colorful background. Have a happy day!

  22. Beautifully put together! In that colorful chaos there is calm !! ❤️ Thanks for sharing!

  23. I love your card! Pretty colors and perfect image for your card too! Women have so many responsibilities to keep our families "running smoothly." I'm sure we could all use some "calm." ;)

  24. What a wonderful card! Colorful background, and a lovely message! :) And I missed that you drew the image, I thought it was a stamp!! Awesome work, Anila :)

  25. Such a beautiful card Anila... I really love the sentiment and overall thinking behind the execution of this wonderful card. Hugsxx Deepti

  26. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing knowledge with us. This site is fantastic. I always find great knowledge from it.


  27. Beautiful the centiments.Happy women's day..! Krithika Devi from India

  28. I love the sentiment, couldn't agree more with the message conveyed through the card. Lovely illustration. Thank you for organising this wonderful hop. You rock!

  29. Marisela Delgado said: Great card.

  30. Lovely card with a beautiful background. We do need to take time for ourselves.

  31. Fabulous card. Love the beautiful background. Hugz

  32. What a sensational design, Anila! It is so true! Women are always accused of being hysterical, but the truth is, we are much calmer and quieter when disaster strikes!! Hugs, Darnell

  33. I love the way these colors provide that calm sense of karma! Ommm!

  34. Beautifully created , love the colors.

  35. Gorgeous card. I love everything it represents and how beautifully you've put it all together.

  36. Ooh!! What a beautiful illustration! Just love it and so the watercolor wash

  37. Beautiful background... And awesome illustration. Thanks for the hop..

  38. Your card is so beautiful Anila. Hand illustrated image is stunning.

  39. Awesome illustration
    Beautiful background
    Just fabulous and fascinating!!

    Payal Mittal

  40. I absolutely love everything about this card! The gorgeous background and meditative image have won me over. Amazing sentiment too! LOVE this card!

  41. Loved it such a lovely illustration ❤️

  42. Stunning Card and beautiful illustration!

  43. Hello Anila.. Lovely thought behind the gorgeous Creation. Infact the only thing that can keep you sane in the lock down period is Meditation..

  44. Beautifully illustrated card...... Just awesome.

  45. Beautiful card Anila...Love this...

  46. Absolute beauty this card is 💃