Monday, 18 April 2016

On The Neat & Tangled Blog Today!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

I'm just dropping in to let you know I have a card up on the Neat & Tangled blog today! Please head over to check it out! Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find over there:


I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop - and a GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!

I'm taking part in a very special Blog Hop today to celebrate one of my favourite companies!

The altogether awesome Altenew are turning two! To be honest, I can't believe it's only been two years since the brainchild of my dear friends Tasnim and Jen burst onto the stamping scene and stole our hearts with their fresh, trendy, clever designs! What they've accomplished in only two years is staggering and a testament to their talent and hard work! Congratulations Altenew - Happy Birthday, and many more!

You should have made your way here from my awesome, uber talented friend, Yana Smakula - but if not feel free to start at the beginning at the Altenew blog! :-)

I couldn't wait to break out the delicious Way Too Sweet set for my project. I just love the adorable all the yummy cakes, ice-creams and ice lollies in the set - and all the sweet sentiments as well!

Here's what I came up with:


I love how this turned out! The photographs didn't quite do it justice (the vanilla coloured ink is barely visible in the photos but it *is* there) - I wish you could see all the detail properly in real life!


I used the reverse of the ice-cream stamp first, inking it up with Distress Inks and Distress Stain, spritzing with water, then 'slamming' the stamp down on the card base so I would get uneven, splat images! So happy with how this turned out!


When all of the splattered images were dry, I inked up the normal side of the stamp with the same colours and overstamped them, deliberately not aligning the images perfectly for a fun touch. I finished up with the sentiment and some splatter for a sweet card perfect for the occasion!


As well as several awesome Anniversary Blog Hops, Altenew is also celebrating their birthday with a couple of special offers!

  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (starting right now!
  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (now until Sunday, April 10, 2016)

Giveaway!!

So I mentioned I'm a part of a hop, and that there's a Giveaway! In fact, there's a whole host of amazing giveaways! Make sure you leave a comment at every stop for the chance to win one of *THREE* prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!! Wowsers!!


There are also 7 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Be sure to leave your comments by Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

Here are your stops for today:

Taheerah Atchia
Svitlana Shayevich


Thanks so much for stopping by - and good luck!

Supplies:

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Ellen Hutson Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

I seem to have gotten really behind with some tasks. Like picking winners for giveaways. :-/ So sorry about that! Time seems to have just gotten away from me!

So back in February (February?!) I was the Guest Designer for Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom blog. I had a fab time combining products from the Pinkfresh Studio Felicity line with some other fun goodies! If you want to check out that post it is here.

I had a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate and have finally gotten around to picking a winner! So sorry for the delay!

Random.org assisted me in picking this very lucky winner:



Congratulations Maye M.I.! Please contact me and supply your e-mail address so you can claim your prize! Anyone who knows Maye please point her to this post as I don't think she's a regular visitor. Thanks so much!

Thanks everyone for bearing with my slowness!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

On The Neat & Tangled Blog Today!

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

I'm just dropping in to let you know I have some cards on the Neat & Tangled blog today! Please head over to check it out! Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find over there:




I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

On The Pinkfresh Studio Blog Today!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

I'm just dropping in to let you know I have a card on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today! Please head over to check it out! Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find over there:


I look forward to seeing you there!



Monday, 21 March 2016

On The Newton's Nook Blog Today!

Hey everyone! Happy Monday!

I'm just popping in to let you know I'm guesting on the Newton's Nook blog today! Yay! I've missed them!

Here's a sneak peek of what you can find over there:



Please head on over to check out the post in full and to leave some love! Thank you!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Neat And Tangled March 2016 Release - Introducing Punchinella Die!

Hey everyone!

I'm back today for the Neat & Tangled March release!

I have been watching this release from the sidelines, in awe of what the DT has been creating, whilst my stamps have been held hostage by Royal Mail! But, I did get my package of dies which arrived separately, which means I can join in on the fun today! This releases is just *awesome* and I can't wait for my stamps to arrive so I can play with them too!!


Today I'm helping to introduce a new die called the Punchinella die. Similar to its stamp set cousin but in die form, there's a lot more than meets the eye in terms of what you can do with it!

Here's what I came up with:



I love how this turned out!



I used the die to impress the surface of my cardstock, then built up the rest of the card with layers and elements for a scrappy feel. :)




I loved combining stamps from the !





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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