Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70 - Albert Martincich

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:

Isn't that dress just awesome?! And how about that headdress?!?! I may be just a little biased here as it was actually one of my friends who designed and created the headdresses for this collection! You can find all her pieces at Creations by Liv Free - stand by to be stunned!!

Here's what I came up with:

I love how this turned out!!

I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and stamped the trees from Mama Elephant's Winter Wonderland using Kraft ink and Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink. I used second generation stamping too for some depth, then stamped the stag's body with Kraft and SU! Soft Suede ink, with his antlers in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow die to create the snow with spritzes of Mister Huey's in Calico Shine, then added the sentiments from Mama Elephant's Merry Greetings set. I then added some hills cut from Pure Poppy and White Woodgrain cardstock die cut with the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies, adhering with Pinflair Glue Gel 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 | 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!


Monday, 20 October 2014

Neat & Tangled October 2014 Release - Introducing Winter Wishes & Falling Flakes

Hey everyone! Welcome back!

This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down for this week's Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge!! :-)

So it's time for the Neat & Tangled October Release! We have *six* awesome sets being released this month!! Definitely something for everyone, with some super-versatile sets!!

Today I'm helping to introduce two new sets called Winter Wishes and Falling Flakes. These awesome sets are *perfect* for your modern holiday cards!!

I decided to go with using one of the sentiments from Winter Wishes and theming my card around it:

I love how this turned out!

I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and blended in Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Barn Door and Fired Brick. I then splattered on some water mixed with a little Perfect Pearls for a sort of bokeh look!

I stamped the houses and tree using Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW! Fluorescent Green embossing powder. I used the tree on its side as an arrow to match the sentiment! I then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink then overstamped Falling Flakes using GinaK White pigment ink before adhering my panel to a White Woodgrain card base. What, the sentiment is wonky? Shhh....

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!


Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #32 - Extended!

Hey everyone! Happy Monday!

Just a quick note for you! I've been away from my craft desk this weekend so 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 26th October 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!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Introducing Christmas Delivery

Hey everyone!

I'm back today to welcome to Day 5 of the Newton's Nook Holiday Release! It's also Release Day - all new sets are in the store right now!!

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

This month we're getting into the Holiday spirit! Today's set is an adorable mini set featuring a sleigh full of presents, with Newton and a friend getting involved of course - Christmas Delivery!!

I decided to create a gift tag this time. Here's what I came up with:

What do you think? I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!

I started by die cutting my tag from Rustic White cardstock using the Tag Sale #7 die, preserving the fold at the top to create a tag which opens. I then stamped the sleigh image onto my tag and coloured it with Copics, adding some Wink of Stella Glitter Pens to add some glitz to the sleigh and the dog's hat!

I added the sentiment and holly, and the snowflakes from Newton's Curious Christmas and Flaky Family sets, threaded through some May Arts gold cord 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 Christmas Delivery?
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 Friday, Octobe 17th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Saturday, October 18th. 

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

Taheerah Atchia
Tessa Wise
Heather Hoffman (Guest Designer)

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