Friday, 22 August 2014

ICE Resin Blog Hop

Morning everyone,

I'm so excited about today's blog, as it's the first time I've participated in a blog hop, and this one couldn't be any better!  Indigoblu have got together with Ice Resin, to bring you some fab prizes, and all for just leaving a comment!

So my piece for the hop is a little different, we were all given a parcel of the same items to work with, which contained some bezels, Ice Resin, beautiful Organza ribbon from the Art Mechanique range, and some embellishments from Ice Resin, and our own megaflakes, flitterglu and new Christmas stamps and paints from Indigoblu.

I used flitterglu and flake to stamp onto a piece of gift wrap tissue (yes it works), using the Design Merry Christmas stamp, and copper kettle flakes.

I laid the tissue onto a clean bin liner, and coated it with Ice Resin, letting it dry, and then repeating on the other side.  This gave me a beautiful clear flexible ice like piece of paper, with ragged edges.  I was going to trim the edges but decided it looked more natural, so left them.

I took four twigs from an old cut down tree, and bound them together using jewellery wire, and ribbon.  I punched holes in the paper and attached it by lacing the organza ribbon through the holes and round the twigs.  I finished with some pink organza bows.  I also stamped part of the rockin robin stamp, in cherry pink stayzon, and set in the bezel with ice resin, to dangle from my hanging, and attached it with pink wire and added a crystal bead.

It's day two of the hop today, so you can see Day one's entries below, they are amazing, stop by and give them some love, and if you comment today on each blog post, you will be entered into the prize draw, more info below.

These are the fab participants:

DAY ONE: Thursday, August 21
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:

DAY TWO: Friday, August 22
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:
Carol La Valley
John Creighton Petersen

DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23
For IndigoBlu:
Kay Halliwell-Sutton –

For ICE Resin:
Baerbel Born –


To enter for the IndigoBlu part of the prize draw, all you need to do is leave a comment on the individual designers blog post, linked above each day. Comment on them all for more than one chance to win! It is that easy.

To enter the ICE Resin part of the prize draw, follow THIS link  on the bottom right of the page you will see an enter to win section. Follow the instructions and cross your fingers!

So I hope you have enjoyed your browse around, Ice Resin really is amazing stuff, and this show's it works with all your fab Indigoblu goodies too.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K. xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Challenge 18 at Indigoblu - Christmas in July reminder

Good morning,

Well I have been slack on here, I did go away for two weeks but it seems so long since I blogged!  I'm here this morning with a DT piece for Indigoblu, for the Christmas in July Blog Challenge.  It's open until 20th August at 8pm, so we would love to see your entries.  It can be cards, mixed media, anything you like as long as it uses Indigoblu stamps.  And they don't have to be the new Christmas ones, any stamp you can make Christmassy (is that a word?) is fine.

Here is mine:

I used the brand new Snowflake Lace, Connor's Crown Jewels, and Merry Christmas Circle dinkie.  It's simply stamped in Versafine black and coloured in with a spectrum noir red, then matted and layered with a bit of ribbon.  An easy card if you are in a hurry to get some done, but effective with just a splash of colour.

Of course, you can always add a touch of glitter!

Hop on over to the Challenge blog for more inspiration, and don't forget to join us.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.