Thursday, 16 April 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April 2015 Release - Introducing Garden Whimsy!

Hey everyone!

I'm back today to welcome to Day 3 of the Newton's Nook April Release!


We have THREE *awesome* sets being released this month - and you're totally invited to come party with us!

This month we have some really fun cute images that you're sure to love! Today sees the final reveal of our sets with Winston and his rabbit friend back in a garden setting - Garden Whimsy!

Here's what I came up with:



Oh Winston, poor Winston. I can't seem to do anything but make cards with him in hapless situations. It must be his face!




I started with a panel of Stamper's Select White cardstock and stamped Winston and the flowerpots using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I wiped a little of the ink from the top of Winston's head before stamping so I could stamp the flower pot on his head!



I coloured my images with Copics, then trimmed and adhered all my elements to my card base using Pinflair Glue Gel. I kept the rest plain and simple with my stamping, adding no colouring so it sort of resembles those cartoons where only the subject is coloured so it grabs attention - hopefully you know what I mean! I find it hilarious how Winston can't figure out where his flower has gone and why he's watering the wrong pot!!


All the Newtonians (that's what I've decided to call us, hehe!) are blog hopping today! Please be sure to join us and hop along and comment on each of the team's creations! Read on because there's a prize up for grabs!

Would you like to win Garden Whimsy?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 16th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 


Check out all these awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Taheerah Atchia
I do hope you'll join me again soon for some more Newton's Nook fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Pinkfresh Studio April Kit Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! Welcome back!

Today I have a special post to share with you! The Pinkfresh Studio DT are putting on a special Blog Hop for the release of the latest Fresh Inspiration Kit!!



You should have arrived here from  Margareta's blog. If not then please start at the Pinkfresh Studio blog!

Pinkfresh kits are always chock-full of awesome products, and the April kit is no exception!! From gorgeous chipboard words to a fantastically versatile stamp set and die combo there's plenty here to keep you inspired and crafting for ages!!

I'm sharing just one card I've created with items from the April kit - but I can promise you there'll be more!



Love how this turned out!!



I used one of the chipboard words and foiled the bottom part of it and glittered the top part! I also used the letter stickers, stamp set (check out those tiny cute words!) and a strip of washi tape from the kit. The little hearts are from the Up In The Clouds papers and the heart transparency from the March kit!



I love how all these items came together perfectly - Pinkfresh Studio certainly know how to give you combinations of products that are unexpected yet fabulous!!

There's tons of inspiration on all the stops of this Hop, so you really must check out all the fabulous creations of the DT!


Taheerah


Giveaway!!!
No Blog Hop would be complete without a giveaway!! Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away one April kit to a very lucky winner!!



To enter, be sure to visit all of the blogs listed where you’ll find amazing project ideas, and tips! Then, stop back by The Pinkfresh Studio blog and let us know what your favourite project is that was created from the April Kit to be entered in the giveaway!

You have until the 22nd of this month to comment, and the winner will be announced on the 22nd too!


In the meantime, if you want some more info about the Pinkfresh Kit releases:

Pinkfresh Studio Kit Sneaks start the 5th of every month
Pinkfresh Studio Kits are released on the 15th of every month. You can buy a single month's kit or you can subscribe to get awesome Pinkfresh Studio inspiration every month for a reduced price!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Newton's Nook Designs April 2015 Release - Introducing Fanciful Florals!

Hey everyone!

I'm back today to welcome to Day 2 of the Newton's Nook April Release!


We have THREE *awesome* sets being released this month - and you're totally invited to come party with us!

This month we have some really fun cute images that you're sure to love! We're continuing proceedings today with a beautiful and versatile florals set - Fanciful Florals!

Here's what I came up with:



I'm love how this turned out!!




I started with a panel of vellum and spritzed it with several mists to create the fabulous background! When dry I stamped the florals using Versafine Onyx Black ink and also stamped the sentiment too.



I adhered my sentiment to a piece of glitter tape, mounted onto a piece of cardstock, adhered to the vellum panel and sandwiched some patterned paper between it and my card base to complete the look!


All the Newtonians (that's what I've decided to call us, hehe!) are blog hopping today! Please be sure to join us and hop along and comment on each of the team's creations! Read on because there's a prize up for grabs!

Would you like to win Fanciful Florals?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 16th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 


Check out all these awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Taheerah Atchia
I do hope you'll join me again soon for some more Newton's Nook fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April 2015 Release - Introducing Delightful Doxies!

Hey everyone!

I'm back today to welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook April Release!


We have THREE *awesome* sets being released this month - and you're totally invited to come party with us!

This month we have some really fun cute images that you're sure to love! We're kicking off proceedings today with a fun dog set that you are going to love! The dachshunds are back with Delightful Doxies!

Here's what I came up with:



I'm so crazy about how this turned out!!




I started with a panel of watercolour paper and stamped the dog and balloon using Distress Ink in Antique Linen then watercoloured the scene. When I was finished I drew the outline and details back in - *love* that fun storybook sketched look!



I adhered my panel to a piece of patterned paper from a Studio Calico card kit, with a little strip of washi tape underneath, and the whole thing was adhered to a Rustic White card base to complete the look!


All the Newtonians (that's what I've decided to call us, hehe!) are blog hopping today! Please be sure to join us and hop along and comment on each of the team's creations! Read on because there's a prize up for grabs!

Would you like to win Delightful Doxies?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 16th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 


Check out all these awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Taheerah Atchia
I do hope you'll join me again soon for some more Newton's Nook fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #81 - Jeremy Scott

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another Runway Inspired Challenge! I so love creating for these!!

Here's the *awesome* inspiration image for this challenge:




That pattern is *seriously* amazing!! Love it!!

Here's what I came up with:



I could not be more thrilled with how this turned out!! It may be a very literal approach but don't let that fool you in terms of the effort it took!



I started by cutting a piece of Stamper's Select White cardstock into 3/4" squares - and that's a lot of squares! I studied the dress carefully and picked out the colours of the squares on part of it, then coloured the squares with Copic Markers to match!



I then spread some Pinflair Glue Gel all over another piece of cardstock and adhered all the squares in place. I used Pinflair because it has a longer 'open' time so I could adjust the positions of the squares if need be. I was particularly interested in where the top buttoned up as the squares were chopped and different colours were against each other, so I mimicked this on my panel too, trimming the squares and lining them up to match!



I broke out Altenew's Label Love set for the sentiments. stamping two with Versafine Onyx Black ink and the third with Versamark, heat embossing it with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder then using a tool to 'push' some Versafine into the letters to make them black! I adhered them all in place at an angle to complete the look!


So anyway, now I'm all done squealing and monkey clapping with excitement and all the rest of it, you definitely want to check out what the rest of the DT have come up with!!

Aga | Jennifer | Gayatri | Karolyn | Kristen | Lindsay | Mayuri | Tasnim



Our sponsor this week is Bossy Joscie so be sure to enter to be in with a chance of an awesome prize!

Thanks so much for joining me today and sharing in my excitement!! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!

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