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24 May 2024

WOW! Embossing Powder May 2024 New Release Hop

I’m excited to be joining WOW! Embossing Powder to celebrate their latest release of their new gorgeous Embossing Powders.......Speckled Pearls Trio, Candy Buffet Trio and A Night on the Town Duo! The Design Team and special Guests are each sharing inspiration using this fabulous new release and you’re all invited to join the party! ๐Ÿฅณ

WOW are generously offering THREE lucky winners the entire May 2024 release, and you can get all of the details on how to enter further down this post. First, let’s get straight to the inspiration!

For my project I decided to use the Speckled Pearls Trio.  This is a beautiful trio of blues and green.... Speckled Egg, Speckled Turquoise and Speckled Sage and as the name suggests, they have a beautiful speckled pearl finish to them.  I decided to show them on both a white and a black cardstock base for my project, as they look very different depending on the base colour.  In my photos, although the Speckled Egg and Speckled Turquoise look quite similar, I can assure you however that they are very different in person. 

I used a quilted circle coverplate die, as it would be perfect for the trio!  I cut 2 circles of each of the  embossing powders on white and black cardstock and arranged them on my diecut background, 1 row of each powder.  I alternated the powders between dark and white cardstock, popping up every other circle using foam adhesive.

I diecut a simple happy from black cardstock, as I didn't want too much of the powders covered up and heat embossed the small sub-sentiment using Primary Ebony embossing powder. I added my diecut background to my A2  cardbase and the sentiments were adhered using both liquid and foam adhesives.  

We are so excited about this fabulous new release, that we are hopping along over 3 different platforms to give YOU the best chance to win!

WOW are generously offering THREE goodie bags that will contain the entire May 2024 release.

This post is part of the Blog Hop, so you just need to leave a comment on this post before 6pm BST on the 28th May. You’ll find the link to the next awesome designer further down this post, or you can go straight to the WOW Embossing Powder Blog post to start from the beginning.
One lucky winner will be selected from the comments left across this hop, so the more posts you leave a comment on, the more chances you will have to win!

Don’t forget to find us on Instagram and Youtube for even more chances to be a lucky winner!
(Further details are included on the WOW Embossing blog post.)

Thank you for checking out my post today, if you like what you see then don’t forget to follow/subscribe/join my mailing list so you don’t miss any of my content!

You should have got to me from Nicki Baxley.

Next up in the hop is Quyen Rabet.

The full lineup is at the bottom of this post, or head to WOW to start at the beginning!

Full Hop List:

21 May 2024

Crafty Meraki Merakiversary Giveaway Blog Hop


๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸAs Crafty Meraki celebrates its 4th anniversary this month, we're throwing a huge party with our brand new #Merakiversary Release! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚  It's been an incredible journey and we're beyond grateful for your unwavering support every step of the way.  Thank you for FOUR AMAZING years of crafting adventures and your unwavering support.  Here's to many more to come! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’– #CraftyMeraki #Merakiversary #Gratitude

Discover intricate background dies that create stunning backdrops for your designs, with matching hot foil plates to add extra oomph to your projects.  Join us in commemorating this special occasion with our irresistible cupcake layering die - a delightful treat for every crafting enthusiast.  Don't miss out on the excitement of our #Merakiversary release - it's a crafting party you won't want to miss! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿง๐ŸŒŸ

As our way of saying thank you for being part of the Crafty Meraki family, we are giving away a $100 gift certificate with each hop.  Watch all month long for hops on Instagram, YouTube and our blog with multiple chances to win amazing PRIZES! ๐Ÿ˜  Enter by June 5th for each giveaway!  Winners will be announced on the Crafty Meraki Facebook Group.

For a chance to win a $100 gift card to Crafts Meraki, all you need to do is:
๐Ÿ‘‰ Leave a comment on this blog
๐Ÿ‘‰ Visit each designer's blog
๐Ÿ‘‰ Comment on each designer's blog post

Full Hop List:
**Giveaway is not associated with or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook.  Giveaway accounts do not qualify.  By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release and agree to Crafty Meraki's terms of use.

For my card today I used the beautiful new Artisan Flora Lily Para-Dies Artisan Flora Lily Para-Dies.  This is a beautiful layering floral die set that goves you this beautiful arrangement you see above.  I diecut it from a soft pink cardstock and then did spme light ink blenidng for the flowers and leaves. 

It was added to a masked off circle where I did more ink blending using a blue distress ink.  The snetiment was stamped in black and it was all added to a soft pink A2 cardbase. A few of the Meraki Sparkle Clear Gems were added for a bit of sparkle to finish it off.

Thank you so much for stopping by and helping us to celebrate 4 amazing years of Crafty Meraki!  I hope that I have helped to inspire you today and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day!  

Until next time,

03 April 2024

Altenew 10th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $3,500 in total prizes)


Welcome to day 3 of the Altenew 10th Anniversary blog hop!  I beyond honoured and thrilled to be part of this and help them celebrate 10 amazing years!  There is so much incredible inspiration to be found along the hop and not just today...be sure to join in all the days!  Have you seen all of the incredible prizes to be won....Wow is all I have to say!

For the hop today, I decided to go simple, if you will and a bit dramatic too!  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Playful Blooms Embossing folder and loosely ink blended the flowers on the back debossed side of the embossed piece.  Once the ink blending was done, I went over the entire piece using a black ink pad.  I continued until the entire background was evenly covered in black ink.  The black areas over the flowers are the areas of it that are raised up.  The sentiment was hot foiled and diecut from the Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Plate.  

To start at the beginning of the hope, head on over to the Altenew Card Blog.  If you are following along the hop, then you should have come here from the talented Teri Duncan and the next stop on the hop will be fabulous Nicki Baxley.  

Giveaway Prizes

Over $3,500 in total prizes! We are giving away a $50 Altenew gift certificate to 10 winners, a $20 ArtistrybyAltenew gift certificate to 5 winners, and an online papercrafting class ($39.99 value) from Altenew Academy Online Class to 14 winners. There are also 28 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 04/16/2024 for a chance to win one of 68 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 68 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 04/19/2024.

Anniversary Special Offers

Blog Hop Lรฎst

19 February 2024

Meraki Hugs Blog Hop and Giveaway


๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒŸ Get ready to fall in love with  crafting all over again with Crafty Meraki's #MerakiHugs New Release! ๐ŸŽ‰Experience the ultimate crafting joy as we introduce a delightful twist to sentiments and unveil stunning new layering floral dies - a first for CM!  Discover the ease of use and beauty of florals, guaranteed to captivate even non-floral fans!  

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