Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Altenew July Release Blog Hop Winner!


Oh I'm a bad blogger....I hope you can forgive me. This post was scheduled to publish, but had other thoughts it seems while I was away spending a last-minute decision to escape to Vegas for the weekend! Still, better late than never, I'm here to announce the randomly selected winner of a $30 Altenew gift certificate from the Altenew July Blog Hop!

So, without further ado, the winner is: Rose! 

Congrats, Rose! Please email with the subject line 'July Release Blog Hop Winner from Amy's blog', to claim your gift certificate. Happy shopping!

Thank you all so much for taking part in the blog hop and for your lovely comments, I hope you enjoyed the hop and managed to treat yourself to some of the release! :)


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Clearly Besotted August release teaser time...

Good luck

I'm here today sharing a sneak peek of the new Clearly Besotted August release which is available to purchase from 5th August at 10pm BST!

It's serious cuteness overload with this release – I just had to play with the Be Lucky stamp set. I'm going to confess that it was the unicorn of the set that had me itching to ink it up, but as I was sat at my desk I thought that many of us would be thinking the same thing so I decided to give the cat, dog and rabbit a little time in the spotlight. :)

This card really is as simple as it looks! I've paired the stamp set with some yummy papers from First Edition's Pick 'n' Mix collection. You may also noticed that I added some subtle stripes to my ginger tomcat. I love that you can customise and colour these cute animals to suit your projects or even represent a family pet (my ginger tom is based on a past pet called Marmalade!)

Don't forget that Stephanie is sharing more sneak peeks at CB HQ with links to the rest of the Design Team sharing even more teasers from the release. We also have the talented Jen Nelson and Rubeena Naz on board with us as guesties too!

I'm keeping it super-short and sweet today, but I hope to be back tomorrow with another sneak peek for you. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Friday, 29 July 2016

Altenew July Release Blog Hop

***I have two posts to share with you today! If you're looking for my Paperbabe Stamps blog hop post, please click here. Thanks!***

I'm here today sharing the new Altenew July release with a good ol' fashioned blog hop! You should have arrived here from Evelyn Yusuf, but if you haven't then be sure to start out at the Altenew blog. :)

I really was spoilt for choice with what to play from the new release for this blog hop. So many lovely stamp sets to choose from! My Design Team parcel arrived in the nick of time so I couldn't spend too much time deliberating, but I'm a sucker for leaves so I knew that I'd have to ink up the Freeform Greenery stamp set. :)

Proud of your Strength

The background was stamped in no time now I've succumbed to the magic of the mini MISTI. I was able to stamp a few images at once and then stamp the smaller ones in between them to fill the spaces. Easy peasy!

Proud of your strength close up

The sentiment is from the new Bamboo Rose stamp set which contains many uplifting and encouraging sentiments in a beautiful font. I felt that the brush script nature of the font complemented the hand-drawn look of the Freeform Greenery leaves perfectly. :)

On closer inspection, you'll see a strip of Washi tape down the right side of this card. That's part of the new July release too! Wonderful Washi tape! Yay! :D

As always, there are prizes to be won along the blog hop. Altenew are giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Simply leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday August 5th 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced the following day.

I'm also offering a $30 Altenew gift certificate on my blog post, so be sure to leave a comment on this post by Friday 5th August 11.59 EST and I'll announce the lucky winner next day.

Well, it's time to hop along and next on your blog hopping adventure is the fabulous Aga!

Happy hopping and have a wonderful weekend!



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