Thursday, 11 September 2014

Peace On Earth Revisited Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!

Today we're having some extra fun over at Uniko Studio as we revisit an awesome older set for an awesome blog hop! This month it's the turn of Peace On Earth! This set is such an endearing Christmas set, with those sweet doves and darling sentiments!!

Of course, I wasn't ready for Christmas just yet... *wink* Here's what I came up with:

What do you think? I really love how it turned out!!

I started with a panel of Rustic White cardstock and stamped the laurel leaves with a mix of Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Frayed Burlap. I then used just one of the berry/leaves on the twig stamps to stamp the berries using Distress Ink in Fired Brick. I spritzed the stamps with water before stamping to mix the inks and give a more fluid look, and also flicked some of the Scattered Straw ink on to the panel too!

I turned to PTI's Wet Paint set for the sentiment, stamping it with a mix of SU! inks in Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede. Finally, I adhered my panel to a card base with a piece of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Necessities Wood Collection and I was all done!

So in case you are new to the Revisited Blog Hop then it couldn't be simpler! You have until 23:59 UK time on Thursday 25th September (18:59 EST) to leave comments on the Design Team's posts to be in with a chance of winning this set!! And believe me, even with no prize on offer you would want to comment anyway - their projects are *amazing*!!

Well that's it from me for today! I do hope you will leave some love before you head on your way though! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Top Dog Dies Guest Designer!

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!

Today I have the delight in bringing you a post featuring Top Dog Dies! I was thrilled when they asked me to Guest Design for them and immediately said yes!

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

I was so excited to get the Photo Props die set as part of my package of goodies! I wanted to create something a little different with it, so here's what I came up with:

I love finding original uses for supplies! Here I used one of the glasses dies to create a spooky expression, courtesy of some negative die cutting and use of a marker to draw in some eyes!

A partially stamped and heat embossed sentiment from Papertrey's Spooky Sweets II stamp set was all that was needed to complete this seasonal card!

So, before I get going, a couple of things! Top Dog Dies is having an awesome giveaway all this month! You could win $50 worth of goodies, with your choice of anything in the store! Simply head on over here to register in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win! You have until 23:59 on Tuesday 30th September to enter!

And finally, I have another project to share over on the Top Dog Dies blog! You're going to love this one! Here's a sneak peek:

Make sure you head on over to check it out! Leave some love to let them know they did right in picking me! *wink*

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Pinkfresh Studio & Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!

I have an awesome post lined up for you today!

Pinkfresh Studio is so excited to join with Pretty Little Studio today to inspire you with some cute creations. Pretty Little studio is known for their vintage inspired products which are so full of fun and colour! I have so loved creating with their amazing lines! Throw in some of the unique and colourful embellishments that only Pinkfresh Studio could produce and you are guaranteed an amazing pairing!!

You should have made your way over here from Sindi Jeffers' blog - but if not please feel free to start at the beginning of the hop over at the Pinkfresh Studio blog!

I have a couple of cards to share that I created by mixing products from both companies!

First up, I paired some of the gorgeous patterned paper from the Neapolitan collection with stamps from the Pinkfresh Studio Sweet Dreams and Summer Time stamp sets:

I love how fun and happy this card is!

I selectively inked the sentiment from the Summer Time set to create a custom sentiment that is so heartwarming!

Next up I paired one of the Chrysanthemum Mini Tags with the Pinkfresh Enamel Label Frames, some glitter tape and that *amazing* and totally unique Woodgrain Stars vellum to create this:

I love that vellum so much I've had to use it sparingly so I can make it last!

I threw in some sequins on both cards and one of the Pinkfresh Everyday Sayings wood veneers and that was all that was needed!

We have a list of designers from both companies here who are so thrilled to share their projects with you. Make sure to visit each blog and comment on each blog to enter a giveaway including the Pinkfresh Studio and Pretty Little Studio blogs. One winner will be chosen for each day and winners will receive $30.00 worth of stuff from Pinkfresh Studio and $30.00 GC from Pretty Little Studio. What a way to finish two days of Blog Hopping fun! Winners will be announced on 15th September. Good luck!

AND there's more! To celebrate the Blog Hop, both Pinkfresh Studio and Pretty Little Studio are offering some exclusive discount codes to save you some money on all those goodies you're bound to need!

What are you waiting for?! Go fill your carts!!

So, you're almost at the end of the Hop with me! Your next and final stop is the Pretty Little Studio blog - so hop on over! And just in case you'd like the full Hop order in one handy place, here it is:

Taheerah Atchia

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