Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tartan Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Tartan Day on this the 6th April 2011 - I hope you enjoy it. 
If you are taking part in the hop then you have started at the right place if you have just come across this posting while browsing around in blog land then feel free to hop along.  If you have arrived here from Lisa G."s blog  then you are on the right track but if not then you need to go and start at the beginning at Gill's blog ~

The theme of this hop as ive mentioned is Tartan Day.  What we are doing on this hop is bringing together a select few people from all over the world to take part and for them to create a project with an element of tartan on it.  This is a hop with a difference as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop assemble them to create a scottish themed word. If you then return to Gill's blog and enter the Mr Linky at the bottom of her post.  After the hop Gill will contact someone at random and ask them to email her with the word - if correct they win some lovely candy.

Now on to my projects - I have created 2 projects for this hop.
The first is .....  Jar of Buttons.  I reused an old jar and decorated it with some Tartan paper aand used it to hold my collection of buttons.

My second project is ... some fun Tartan buttons, I made using my new Epiphany circle punch.  A really fun and easy way to make buttons that will match your project perfectly.

So there we have it hope you like it and id appreciate it if you could leave me a comment. If you do like what you see and wanna see more then id love it if you would become one of my ever growing list of followers. I have blog candy giveaways on a regular basis. 

Now back to the hop - remember to collect all the letters from the hop and assemble to form a scottish word then return to Gill's blog at the end of the hop and enter the Mr linky for your chance to win candy.

There are a lot of talented crafty women on this hop and I hope you enjoy looking through their hop entries. So now please hop on over to  Vicky ~ for the next tartan creative project.

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the hop.

2. Linda
3. Lisa G
4. Martha
5. Vicky  
6. Anita
7. Ann
8. Amanda
9. Debbie  
10. Haidee
11. Valerie
12. Margaret
13. Becky  
14. Laura
15. Jenn
16. Sharon
17. Beckie  
18. Faith
19. Jill
20. Lisa P
21. Alethea  
22. Nancy

Good luck everyone and thank you for hopping along.  Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower to be entered in my April Giveaway!!!!



  1. Very very good projects-----You did a great job----I love tartan and then when I started looking for it of course it was scarce.Thanks to all of you talented ladies for letting me participate.
    Hugs, Anita

  2. What a fantastic idea!!! I love how you've made the buttons too! They look amazing!! hugs xx

  3. Martha I MUST know more about this punch. Your Tartan buttons are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!

  4. Hello Martha - I love your button jar & buttons, what a cool idea!! I've also become a follower :D
    Hugs, Ann xxx

  5. Hi Martha,
    Well done darling, i love your ideas, how novel! love the idea of the buttons now following you sweetie
    hugs, vick xxx

  6. Hi Martha love your jar and buttons, so original!
    Great hop eh?
    Val x

  7. Love your project, and those buttons rock!
    I am hosting my 1st blog hop & would love for you
    to join & be part of it to share your talent!

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  8. What a cute button jar Martha! I love it!
    Thanks for hopping with us, I am number 13 on the hop =)


    Becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

  9. Love the buttons!

  10. I do like your projects, they are certainly different. Love the jar with the tartan in it. The buttons are lovely too. I am number twelve on the blog. Margaret.xx

  11. great storage idea and love the buttons!

  12. Cute projects. What a great jar to store buttons in and I love those plaid bits of goodness! :)

  13. What an adorable button jar! So cute and I LOVED the buttons. Those would make great magnets too. I am stop #8 on this hop and a new follower of yours!

  14. Ohmygosh but those button are FABULOUS! Love 'em!

  15. Love your project! Those buttons are so cute! And that tartan rose is gorgeous. TFS!

  16. Great projects Martha! I collect buttons too - mostly vintage but love these tartan buttons you have made. What a creative idea! i love the rose you made for the jar too :)

  17. love,love the buttons and jar,I am a follower!!!!!

  18. Hi Martha,
    what an adorable altered jar! TFS
    I have to ask though, what material did you use to cut out the buttons. is it a special paper? they are adorable!
    Glad to be following you.
    Feel free to follow back!
    strgazrblueyes22477 {at} yahoo

  19. Hi Martha,

    That's a cool button jar and the tartan buttons are really cute! TFS!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  20. Hiya Martha

    How creative are you?! Fab projects. A tartan jar for tartan buttons! You could start a business there....a spotty jar for spotty buttons lol!!

    Keep up the good work.

    Lisa xx

  21. fab button jar love it
    Jacki xx

  22. too stinkin cute Martha! TFS

    Jess B.

  23. Thanks for doing the hop!!! Lots of fun!