Altenew Build-A-Flower: Carnation + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!
This month’s build-a-flower set features a beautiful carnation. The meaning of carnation includes fascination, distinction, and love, and its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. Alongside the multi-step carnation, we have included two-step leaves, berries, and a cluster of tiny flowers that can be used as filler images for your flower arrangements! The set also includes three kindness sentiments that are great for any occasion.
Altenew Build-A-Flower: Carnation

Here is what I came up with:
When I saw the beautiful Carnation set, I wanted to make very feminine card. :D I stamped layered carnations & leaves using some dye inks, and then die cut them with the matching dies:
Red carnation: (light to dark) Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Ruby Red
Pink carnation: Frosty Pink, Peach Perfect, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry
Leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
Before mounting the cluster of carnations, I decorated the Spicy Yogurt card base with lace.

Please visit and leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win one of THREE $30 gift certificates!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Altenew December Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
Welcome to the Altenew December Release Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from Altenew Scrapbook blog you are on the right track!

In December, we have 14 brand new stamp sets & matching die sets, 2 stand-alone die sets and..ta-da! new Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine!! Our Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

For my first card, I used the Happy Together stamp set and “Thank you” word die in the Flower Arrangement die set. I started by stamping flowers from the Happy Together set randomly onto watercolour paper panel in pigment black ink, and then watercoloured the panel with several Distress inks.
I die cut “Thank you” sentiment from white card stock using the Flower Arrangement die set. It’s a beautiful and trendy script font!

For my second card, I used the Peony Spray stamp set – I love this set in particular!

Flower card again!! :D For my last card, I used the Flower Arrangement stamp set. I randomly stamped layered flowers & leaves with lots of dye inks:
Red flowers: (light to dark) Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red
Yellow flowers: Mango Smoothie, Honey Drizzle, Orange Cream
Blue flowers: Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Desert Night
Large leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen
Small leaves: Bamboo, Parrot, Olive
and then watercoloured around the stamped images with some Distress inks.

GIVEAWAY 1!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.

GIVEAWAY 2!
I’m also giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner! Please leave a comment on this blog post by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. I’ll announce the winner in this post on Saturday, December 16th.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Your next stop on the hop is Kymona Tracey. We hope you have all enjoyed our fun and inspirational blog hop!
Altenew Card Blog
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Terhi Koskinen
Justine Hovey
May Sukyong Park
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu
Lisa Spangler
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Sandra Dietrich
Svitlana Shayevich
Lydia Fiedler
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malyszek
Enza Gudor
Emily Leiphart
Nicole Picadura
Laurel Beard
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Kymona Tracey
Blitsy Blog
Laura Bassen
Reiko Tsuchida
Isha Gupta
Erum Tasneem
Nichol Spohr
Therese Calvird
Sveta Fotinia

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
Welcome to the Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from Kay Miller’s blog you are on the right track!

My card today features the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set and the Snow Globe Shaker die set.
To create the card, I stamped town from the Snow Globe Scenes set on watercolour paper in VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink, coloured it with Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel, and then fussy cut it out. I then placed it inside the Snow Globe with some tiny snowflakes & clear sequins. For the snowy night background, I heat embossed santa sleigh from the Snow Globe Scenes set on watercolour panel with white embossing powder, and then ink blending on the panel using Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves Distress inks. I added white ink splatters all over the panel. Once the background panel was completely dry, I mounted it on white card base using double-sided tape first, and then added shaker snow globe using foam tape.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special!

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.

Enter to WIN! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Newton’s Nook Designs
Amy Tsuruta
Kay Miller
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Michelle Short
Nina-Marie Trapani
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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Newton’s Nook Deck The Halls With Inky Paws

Hello crafty friends! I am so thrilled to be the featured guest for Newton’s Nook Designs today!

For my cards today, I am featuring an adorable Holiday Foliage stencil along with the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.
To create the card, I cut kraft card stock to 3″ x 4.5″ using rectangle panel die. I then placed the Holiday Foliage stencil over the kraft panel, and then applied the white embossing paste using palette knife. I added the clear glitter to the embossing paste while they’re still wet.
Before mounting the main panel, I stamped small Christmas images from the Snow Globe Scenes set on top-folded card base using Memento Desert Sand dye ink. I decorated the card base with red check ribbon & jingle bells, and then mounted the kraft panel using foam tape. For the sentiment, I used the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.

For my second card, I used the Holiday Foliage stencil in a fun way. I tried to create a no-line watercoloured card with this stencil.
I used mini round ink blending tool to colour the images with Antique Linen Distress ink first.
I then coloured each inked image with several Distress inks and water brush: Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo.
Ta-Da! I am very pleased with the outcome!!

Be sure to check out the Newton’s Nook Blog this week for lots of fun holiday inspiration, and I’ll be back on Friday with another Christmas project for the Blog hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello crafty friends, welcome to day 5 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza with an amazing Taheerah Atchia!!

My card today, I used some of Pretty Pink Posh winter holiday themed stamp sets: Winter Woodland, Winter Wonderland, Wild Rose, and Holiday Greetings.
I cut watercolour paper to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” using rectangle panel die first. I then stamped large leaves (from Wild Rose set), cute critters & snowflakes (from Winter Woodland & Winter Wonderland sets), small leaves (from Holiday Greetings set) randomly onto watercolour paper panel using VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink. I coloured them with Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel.
For the sentiment, I die cut Scallop Circle Tag from red card stock and then heat embossed it (from Holiday Greetings set) with white embossing powder. I decorated circle sentiment tag with jingle bells, red & white bakers twine. I mounted the watercoloured panel on white card base using double-sided tape first, and then added the sentiment tag on the top right corner of the card using foam tape. I embellished with a few sparkling clear snowflake sequins.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Pretty Pink Posh so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!
“Sending you warm winter wishes!”

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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