Thursday, 17 April 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Introducing Wild Child

Hey everyone!

This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down to check out my post for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!!

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!

Today's set is the final one of the release and is so super-cute! Wild Child features some some of the most adorable mother-baby combos of wild animals and some great companion sentiments!! Seriously the cuteness is in overdrive here!!

I almost could not choose which animals to ink up first! I eventually settled on the giraffe and created this:



*squeal* How adorable is this?!



I started by stamping the the giraffes onto the adorable Simple Stories Baby Steps patterned paper collection. I wanted a patchwork look without the fuss. :-) Seriously the cutest thing ever!! I also stamped the grass two and trimmed both out carefully. I used my Uni-ball Signo White Pen to colour in the markings on the giraffes. Too cute!!



I decided to create a cute tag so pulled out my new Tag Sale #10 die and die cut the tag from Rustic White cardstock then impressed the inner frame into it as well. I adhered my grass and giraffes using Pinflair Glue Gel then added a stamped sentiment from the same patterned paper collection too!



I threaded through some May Arts Natural Twine then threaded through some sequins from Studio Calico and Winnie & Walter before tying the ends. I just love this fun finishing detail! 

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 Wild Child?
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 blog February 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 17th at 9pm Central Standard Time to comment - winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.


We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 

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


Taheerah Atchia
Tessa Wise
Jamie Greene - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer


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 #58 - Trina Turk AND CAS(E) This Sketch!

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!

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

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





This outfit screams attitude to me, so awesome!

AND it's an extra-special challenge this time round as we are teaming up with another challenge blog - CAS(E) This Sketch!!

Here are our two elements combined!



A match made in Heaven right?! So awesome!

I was really drawn to the pattern on the shorts, as well as the bold, bright flowers of course. Here's what I came up with:



Attitude, right?! I love this so much!!


I started with a Pure White card base and masked off the circular arc, then used my new Papertrey Wet Paint set to stamp all the words and the heart using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Looks just like patterned paper!



I then recalled that I had the most awesome chipboard flowers from BasicGrey that I have been hoarding for YEARS! It was finally time to break them out! I adhered them to the base with Pinflair Glue Gel for some variation in depth off the base.



I stamped the sentiment from Wet Paint onto a strip of cardstock using Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder, then rubbed SU! inks in Crisp Cantaloupe and Melon Mambo to add the colour. I trimmed out, slicked on some Glossy Accents to make it look like a label maker sentiment, then adhered with Pinflair and added a variety of enamel dots to finish!


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 | Joni | Kristen | Mayuri | Pamela | Tasnim | Virginia



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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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Introducing Versatile Vases

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!

Today's set is probably my favourite of this release! Versatile Vases features an assortment of vases and other containers to house the pretty flowers that are also included - along with some great sentiments too!

I fell completely in love with the mason jar stamp at first sight and I just knew I wanted to feature it! Here's what I came up with:



*squeal* I am so in love with how this turned out! It's my favourite project of the release!



I started by stamping the little jar repeatedly onto my Pure White card base using Papertrey ink in Soft Stone. I stamped the stamp off first so that I could keep the ink very light.



I then used my Distress Markers to watercolour the jars, using a mix of water and Perfect Pearls for a little sheen! I had so much fun making these look like realistic jars!



I stamped and watercoloured some of the jars separately, stamping them with part of the sentiment from Love à La Carte in the same colours as the jars themselves. I then trimmed them out, inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed twice with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. I brushed them with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen for some extra shimmer too! I adhered them in place using Pinflair Glue Gel and added some free sequins I got from Winnie & Walter 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 Versatile Vases?
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 blog February 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 17th at 9pm Central Standard Time to comment - winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.


We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 

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


Taheerah Atchia
Tessa Wise
Jamie Greene - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer


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

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Introducing Love Grows

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!

Today's set is a cute little set featuring images that are perfect for Mother's Day - Love Grows! The cute little set is another of the brand new 4"x3" mini sized sets and contains enough images and sentiments to create some adorable cards!!

I really wanted to create something a bit unexpected with this set so here's what I came up with:



What do you think? I love how this turned out!



I started by stamping the little heart repeatedly onto my Pure White card base using Studio Calico ink in Blush Crush. Love the generational stamping you can get with this ink!



I then stamped a few of the hearts using Versafine Onyx Black ink and added the sentiment with the same two inks. I used a fine black pen to add the scribble effect to my black elements and a small line of scribbles at the fold 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 Love Grows?
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 blog February 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 17th at 9pm Central Standard Time to comment - winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.


We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 

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


Taheerah Atchia
Tessa Wise
Jamie Greene - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer


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

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