Thursday, 28 July 2016

Neat and Tangled July Release Redux Cards

Hey everyone, happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing some cards I made for the Neat & Tangled July release!

The wicked postman held my release package captive earlier this month so I didn't get a chance to join in with the other talented DT ladies - but that just means I've got the limelight to share them with you now!

Let's start with the first card:


For this one I used the sentiment and star image Hello You to create a bold, chalkboard look.


I did a bit of shadow stamping, with the help of my MISTI, to create a chalky look, and heat embossed the main images!


Next up, a couple of cards featuring the Succulent Journaling Card stamp set and die!


I die cut the journaling card from patterned paper and lightly coloured some of the pieces, before paper piecing them back in. The sentiment is from Square Thoughts!


Such pretty details!

And here's its alternative version:


This one is more subtle, but just as pretty!


Next up, Mermazing:


This one might be my favourite of the lot, just because of all the clever details!


I partially inked up the mermaid, and then stamped the shell to be her bikini and drew in her waist!


And just check out those waves! I used a combination of glue and ink to create dimensional froth which I then heat embossed!


Check out that dimension!

And finally, Kitty's Favourite Things:


I die cut a circle using the Making Waves dies and then wound a lot of twine round in, before inking and misting the twine to change its colour!



I coloured my kitty with Copics, trimmed him out and adhered him behind the giant ball! The sentiment banner was die cut using the Kitty's Favourite Things dies, and I added a heat embossed vellum heart using one of the stamps from Hello You. The background was created by misting, using both the Geometric Blooms and Pentagon stencils, placing them on top of each other before misting. I think it mirrors the ball of wool effect. :)




I hope you loved these release projects as much as I loved creating them! The July release seems to have been very popular, with a few of the new products out of stock currently - so make sure you sign up to notifications for your favourites to know when they're back in stock! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Newton's Nook 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop - and a GIVEAWAY!!

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!

Today I'm taking part in a super-fun hop to celebrate one of my favourite companies turning 3 years old! My time on the Newton's Nook Designs team was filled with great memories, great products and great fun! So I couldn't wait to play along with them and help celebrate their birthday with them!


I decided to play with the Paradise Palms set, mixing it with the sentiments from Aloha Newton for a tranquil, inspiring card:


I heat embossed my trees and island so that I could blend my Distress Inks over it using a resist technique. No chance of all that Versafine spoiling everything! And I did some mirror stamping to give a more realistic look.


The sentiment is built from two different stamps from Aloha Newton, and some selective inking to stamp onto my die cut cloud. With just a touch of dimension and the layering of patterned paper I think this combines just the right amount of trendy without distracting from the soft feel.


I'm so in love with that sky, it just takes me back to memories of holidaying in Mauritius. :) I spritzed the panel lightly with Glimmer Mist for some subtle sparkle!


Happy Birthday Newton! And to help you all celebrate, there's a special free 'Thank You' set being given away for the first 100 orders placed


Celebrate with Newton's Nook Designs for a chance to win!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? How about a $25 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp?
EVERY Blog Stop in the hop today is giving away one of each! 
Here's how to win: We will pick two random winners from each blog listed below (one to receive a store credit to Newton's Nook Designs and one to receive a gift voucher to Simon Says stamp). Winners will be chosen at random from the comments posted on each of the blogs listed below. You have until Sunday, July 17th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 18th and will need to contact us to claim their prize.
Hop along for a chance to win!


Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

On The Neat & Tangled Blog Today!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

I'm just dropping in to let you know I have a of 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!

Winnie and Walter + Ellen Hutson Share The Love Transparent Challenge AND Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday - and welcome back to the Winnie & Walter Share The Love week featuring an amazing collaboration with none other than Ellen Hutson!! Hasn't this collaboration week just been *awesome*?! When two of my favourite companies combine you just know it's going to be spectacular!!

All this week there are going to be different challenges and tons of inspiration on the Winnie & Walter blog, featuring a harmonious blend of supplies from both companies! There'll be loads of opportunities to win goodies too!!


Today's challenge is a Transparent Challenge, meaning you need to use a transparent material such as vellum, acetate, tissue paper and so on. I thought long and hard about just what transparent elements I wanted to include - and how to include them! Here's what I came up with:


I love how this tag turned out!!


I impressed the Many Thanks die into some letterpress cardstock that I'd die cut with one of the w&w tag dies from the Essentials: Katharine collection! Impressing the sentiment is a great way to stretch your dies!


I used stamps from the In Bloom: Anna's Flora to add my gold floral elements - heat embossing on acetate and vellum and carefully trimming them out. A leaf cluster from In Bloom: Addie's Garden was stamped on vellum and watercoloured using the same rose gold mist I created for Monday's card.


White, gold and pink needed a splash of black to give a bit of pop and interest! I heat embossed the ticket image from The Write Stuff: Love Story onto acetate and added that to my cluster, with a black peg holding everything in place. Love how this turned out!

GIVEAWAY!


As I mentioned, there are lots of opportunities to win prizes this week!

2 random commenters from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the Totally Awesome stamp set AND the Wonderful die, both from Essentials by Ellen. Yay, Ellen!
AND each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop!


Ellen Hutson LLC will also be playing along with a post per day in the CLASSroom with giveaways! AND throughout this week you can save 10% on all in stock w&w and Essentials by Ellen products in the Ellen Hutson LLC shop - so make sure you check it out!!

Make sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some awesome goodies!!

Don't Forget About The Gossip Column!


I also wanted to remind you all about the latest issue of The Gossip Column running on the Winnie & Walter blog. The latest issue is all about rainbow/spectrum colours so I know you'll really enjoy playing along and having the chance to win prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Winnie and Walter + Ellen Hutson Share The Love Floral Challenge AND Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Happy Monday - and welcome to the Winnie & Walter Share The Love week featuring an amazing collaboration with none other than Ellen Hutson!! When two of my favourite companies combine you just know it's going to be spectacular!!

All this week there are going to be different challenges and tons of inspiration on the Winnie & Walter blog, featuring a harmonious blend of supplies from both companies! There'll be loads of opportunities to win goodies too!!


Today's challenge is a Floral Challenge, and I couldn't wait to pair the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea set with some W&W supplies. Here's what I came up with:


Squee! I love how this turned out!!


I stamped the hydrangea using The Ton's Rose Gold Bangle ink. I then mixed my own custom rose gold mist by using some of the reinker, some Studio Calico Metallic mist, some Glimmer Mist and water. I then used that to watercolour my hydrangea and add some splatter! You should see that shimmer & shine in real life!!


I used stamps from the Essentials by Ellen Totally Awesome set and the Winnie & Walter My Precious set to make my sentiment, heat embossing it on vellum and adding it to my base with washi tapes and a little clip.


One more shot to hopefully show off that glitz!!

GIVEAWAY!


As I mentioned, there are lots of opportunities to win prizes this week!

2 random commenters from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the Totally Awesome stamp set AND the Wonderful die, both from Essentials by Ellen. Yay, Ellen!
AND each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop!


Ellen Hutson LLC will also be playing along with a post per day in the CLASSroom with giveaways! AND throughout this week you can save 10% on all in stock w&w and Essentials by Ellen products in the Ellen Hutson LLC shop - so make sure you check it out!!

Make sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some awesome goodies!!

Don't Forget About The Gossip Column!


I also wanted to remind you all about the latest issue of The Gossip Column running on the Winnie & Walter blog. The latest issue is all about rainbow/spectrum colours so I know you'll really enjoy playing along and having the chance to win prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: