Thursday, 2 July 2015

STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!

I'm here today as a Guest Designer for a very special event!


That's right! STAMPlorations is celebrating its 2nd birthday this week - and I'm thrilled to be a part of the festivities as a Guest Designer!!

I couldn't wait to get stuck in and create some projects featuring the newest sets - Party Mates, Party Time & Party Girl!

Here's what I came up with:


I am so in love with these!!


I really wanted to push myself a bit outside my comfort zone and try some Maggie Holmes-esque layering! What do you think of the results?!


For the first tag I used the dress and coathanger images from Party Girl and heat embossed them on watercolour paper using WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder. I heat embossed and trimmed out another dress from vellum then ombre watercoloured it using Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio. I adhered the dresses on top of each other for a fun layered look!


I spread some Multi Matte Medium over some parts of the skirt and on the bodice then coated them with Distress Glitter in Rock Candy.


I die cut the tag from watercolour paper using the Winnie & Walter Essentials: Katharine Cutaways dies, then impressed it with the Maggie Holmes Open Book embossing folder I then ombre watercoloured it using SU! ink in Blushing Bride.


The rest was some layering of patterned papers and a decorated pick from the Crate Paper Confetti Collection with heat embossing of the sentiment from Party Time, and a few sequins and some gold ribbon thrown on for good measure!!

My second tag used the fantastic cupcake images from Party Mates:


Love this one too!


I die cut the tag in the same way, then layered on some more patterned papers and splattered on some mists.


I heat embossed the cupcake and watercoloured it with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mists in Mint Green, Georgia Peach, Blush and Coral. I adhered some wood veneer stars for a fun touch and added some touches of Martha Stewart glitter too!


Some more die cut shapes from the Confetti collection, and a couple of star sequins completed the tag itself, before I added the glitter clothes pin from the Crate Paper Open Book collection - which I stamped part of a sentiment from Party Time to complete the look!


So, it wouldn't be a birthday without a party - and it wouldn't be a party without some presents! Read on to hear about how you can win some goodies from this special Birthday event!

So, there are a few ways to win - and a few different prizes too!!

First of all, you can leave a comment on this post, and on the corresponding STAMPlorations blog post too!

Prizes for commenting:
  • 1 winner of $25 gift certificate
  • 5 winners of $10 gift certificate

You can also link up a project of your own to join in with the festivities too!!

Prizes for linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
  • 3 winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
  • 1 winner of $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)
***winners are randomly drawn

-----------------Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects HERE!!
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Thanks so much for joining me today! I'd love it if you left some love before you went on your way!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

On The Newton's Nook Blog Today

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!

I've a card up on the Newton's Nook blog today. I'd really appreciate it if you'd check it out as, sadly, it's my last card (at least for a while) as a DT member. :( I've had a more than amazing time working with Newton's Nook and love both them and their products - so hopefully this is more a 'bye for now' rather than a 'bye for good'.

Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find:


Please stop by the blog and check it out! Thank you! :)

Friday, 19 June 2015

Neat & Tangled/Freckled Fawn Collaboration

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!

I'm just quickly dropping by to let you know I'm on the Neat & Tangled blog today, with a card that is part of a week-long and *awesome* collaboration between Neat & Tangled and Freckled Fawn!

Here's a sneak peek - please join me over there to see the card in full!



Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Newton's Nook Designs June 2015 Release - Introducing Fetching Friendship!

Hey everyone!

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


We have TWO *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's set is another fun pups one - you're just gonna love Fetching Friendship!!

Here's what I came up with:



I love how this turned out!!




I used the paw print image, and stamped it with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs, spritzing the stamp with a little water to help make the muddy paw prints! I splattered some of the ink onto the base too to add to the 'muddy' look, then stamped the sentiment to complete it!


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 Fetching Friendship?
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 Wednesday, June 17th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, June 18th. 


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, 16 June 2015

Newton's Nook Designs June 2015 Release - Introducing In Slow Motion!

Hey everyone!

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


We have TWO *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 super-fun critters set all designed around snail mail - In Slow Motion!!

Here's what I came up with:



I love how this turned out!!




I used the two envelopes in the set, and a *lot* of masking to fill my card base with them all! I added a piece of vellum over the top to tone down the look, then heat embossed the sentiment. I used a Copic Marker to add a touch of colour to some of the envelopes and I was all done!


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 In Slow Motion?
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 Wednesday, June 17th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, June 18th. 


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:

Runway Inspired Challenge #86 - Sophie Theallet

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:





Look at those bold blocks of patterned colour! Love!!

Here's what I came up with:



I love how this turned out!!



I've been on a real CAS kick lately, so I interpreted the design as glittery stripes of blocks of colour. I pulled out several of my Pinkfresh Studio Glitter Tapes and adhered them to my True Black cardstock panel.


I added a flair badge, adhered my panel to my card base and I was all done!


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 | Heather | Kristen | Lindsay | Mayuri | Tasnim


Our sponsor this week is Ellen Hutson 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!

Supplies:

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pinkfresh Studio June 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 June kit is no exception!! From gorgeous wood veneer pieces to an *awesome* 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 June kit - but I can promise you there'll be more!


Love how this turned out!!


I used the washi tape from the kit to cover the entire of my card front! Isn't it amazing?! I added the wood veneer word, which I sprayed with black mist to colour it, and added some spatter to complete the look!


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 of this month's kits 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 leave a comment 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!


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!

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Gossip Column - Issue No.3 Out Now!!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

I'm just popping in to let you know that the latest issue of The Gossip Column is live on the Winnie & Walter blog!!


Please join me over there and have a read, perhaps even leave a comment and play along? It would mean more to me than you know!! :)

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #85 - J. Crew

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:





Sparkly, sequin-y delight!! Love this!!

Here's what I came up with:



I love how this turned out!!



I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and stamped it repeatedly with the open sequin cluster from Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Big Bang Bling set, filling in the gaps with some of the individual images. I then stamped several of the solid images with several Distress Inks and Versafine Onx Black ink. I sprayed the panel with spray adhesive then coated it in Iridescent Glitter.


Next I die cut the sentiment from SSS Slate cardstock using the In A Word: Hello Cutaway and stamped it with the smallest solid chevrons from Scenery: V for cheVron. I adhered it to my panel using Pinflair Glue Gel, adhered my panel to my Slate card card using Scor-Tape and called it done!


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 | HeatherKristen | Lindsay | Mayuri | Tasnim


Our sponsor this week is the amazing Winnie & Walter 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!

Supplies: