Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Newton's Nook Designs March 2015 Release - Introducing Beautiful Blossoms!

Hey everyone!

This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down to see the latest Runway Inspired Challenge. :-)

I'm back today to welcome to Day 1 of the Newton's Nook March 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 follow-up to our previous quilled snowflakes set with a flowery alternative - Beautiful Blossoms!

Here's what I came up with:



Sweet huh?




I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and stamped the flowerhead, stem and sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink then watered down a little Distress Paints in Broken China, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint to add some arty watercolouring!



I adhered my panel to a Lemon Tart card base using Scor-Tape and added a fun mini library clip from Stampin' Up! (sadly retired now) 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 Beautiful Blossoms?
This set will be given away to two lucky winners

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners 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, March 19th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th. 


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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Runway Inspired Challenge #80 - Nonoo

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:




OMGosh, what a beauty! I'm crazy about that pattern - it reminds me of a nebula!

Here's what I came up with:



I could not be more thrilled with how this turned out!! So in love with it!!



I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and misted it with water mixed with a little Perfect Pearls. I then dabbed Distress Paints in Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Broken China and Picket Fence onto an acrylic block, misted with my water mixture and smooshed onto the cardstock repeatedly, sometimes heat setting between layers, then finishing by splattering some of the paint on too!



It looks so stunning in real life!!



I then stamped the kaboom sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Kaboom set (OMG, this set is *amazing*!!!) onto some scrap orange shimmery wrapping paper I had, using Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed using Filigree Black embossing powder. I added small amount of shading to the bottom portion with the halftone using Copics then die cut it with the Kaboom die and adhered it in place using Scor-Tape. I added the companion sentiment and accents in the same manner 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 | Karolyn | 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!

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Monday, 16 March 2015

Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #46 - Extended!

Hey everyone! Happy Monday!

Just a quick note for you! I've been unwell in various ways for most of last week, so I'm behind on various crafting deadlines, including this challenge. :( As a result, I'm giving you an extra week to enter this week's Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge! I hope that's okay by all of you guys, and that some might even get a chance to play along that would have missed out otherwise!

Just to remind you, here is the current inspiration:

Source: Pinterest 

You can find the original Challenge and post here, and I've added the Inlinkz to the bottom of this post too so you don't have to go anywhere else if you don't want to!

Here's how to participate in the challenge!

The Rules

  • Create a brand new project using the photo inspiration
  • Post on your blog or to an online photo album. Ensure you link up to this challenge post in your blog post and include the inspiration photo
  • If it is not obvious how the image inspired you then please explain your process in your post
  • Link up your creations to this post using the Inlinkz below. Please use the link to your actual post rather than the link to your blog
  • You can enter as many times as you like!
  • The deadline for linking submissions is Sunday 22nd March at 11pm GMT/6pm EST
I hope extending the challenge doesn't bug anyone. It's not something I want to repeat as I love bringing you a fresh challenge and inspiration each week!



I'll be back again soon with something new! Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Neat And Tangled March 2015 Release - Introducing Meowwww

Hey everyone! Welcome back!

I'm back today with Day 3 of the Neat & Tangled March release! We have *six* awesome sets being released this month!! And some awesome dies too!! AND some fun new embellishment mixes!! Definitely something for everyone, with some super-versatile sets!!



Today I'm helping to introduce a set that's bound to appeal to all those cat lovers! With a hand-drawn charm, Meowwww features several cat images and some cute sentiments too!

Here's what I came up with:



Cute huh?



I wanted to keep with the hand-drawn feel of the images, so I stamped the cat and sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black ink, selectively inking the tiny paw from one of the sentiments to add it to my card. I then added some accents (ground and shadow) and a hand-drawn frame with a black pen and I was all done!


I do strongly encourage you to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created and to hop along and leave them some love! There are prizes in it for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!


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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Neat And Tangled March 2015 Release - Introducing Paris + Graduated Stripes Coverplate

Hey everyone! Welcome back!

I'm back today with Day 3 of the Neat & Tangled March release! We have *six* awesome sets being released this month!! And some awesome dies too!! AND some fun new embellishment mixes!! Definitely something for everyone, with some super-versatile sets!!



Today I'm helping to introduce my favourite set of the release! With a fantastic French flair Paris is a set that sends my heart all a flutter!! There's also an awesome and versatile coverplate being showcased today too - the Graduated Stripes Coverplate is set to become a much-used staple!

Here's what I came up with:



I am so in love with how this turned out! So Parisian chic!!



I stamped the macarons and sentiment onto Rustic White cardstock using Hero Arts Blackboard ink then watercoloured the macarons with SU! ink in Blushing Bride, with a little Perfect Pearls mixed into the water. I added some blackboard ink watercolour spatter and I was all done!!


I do strongly encourage you to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created and to hop along and leave them some love! There are prizes in it for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!


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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Neat And Tangled March 2015 Release - Introducing Dala Horse + Dala Horse dies + Scandinavian Flowers

Hey everyone! Welcome back!

I'm back today with Day 2 of the Neat & Tangled March release! We have *six* awesome sets being released this month!! And some awesome dies too!! AND some fun new embellishment mixes!! Definitely something for everyone, with some super-versatile sets!!



Today I'm helping to introduce two new sets with a fantastic Nordic flair - Dala Horse and Scandinavian Flowers! With awesome folksy imagery both of these sets are so versatile and fun! Dala Horse has coordinating dies too!

Here's what I came up with:



I love how this turned out!



Stark and simple, I simple stamped several images from Dala Horse and Scandinavian Flowers using Hero Arts Blackboard ink.


I added some doodled frames around some of the images and added my sentiment and that was it!



I do strongly encourage you to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created and to hop along and leave them some love! There are prizes in it for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!


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