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VIDEO: Mixed Media Video Hop And Giveaway August 2018 – Sea

VIDEO: Mixed Media Video Hop And Giveaway August 2018 - Sea

Video hop time! It’s a mixed media hop with lots of inspiration and giveaways too. The video is below and all the details that you need to find out how to enter plus what is up for offer is below, so scroll on down. But don’t forget that if you want to enter the giveaway you will need to leave your comment on the video on YouTube not here on my blog!

So this mixed media video hop has a theme and you will find lots of inspiration around that theme from the seven artists taking part. Have a look at how I approached the theme!

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VIDEO: Mixed Media Video Hop And Giveaway August 2018 – Sea




***TO ENTER***
The giveaway is open to join until August 12th, leave a comment under the video ON YOUTUBE to enter. The more videos on the hop you comment on the greater your chance or winning!

If you are in the US and want to be in with a chance to win the Gelli Arts prize say you are eligible in your comment.

Winners will be announced on Monday August 13th in the first comment on all video’s and in reply to the winners comments
So be sure to check back on the videos.

The winners have 1 week to claim their prize

Prizes will be awarded on a random basis using a number generator from comments on videos.

Stamplorations  $20 voucher
Fabscraps  2 times 5 assorted stencils
Gelli Arts  2 times 8×10 inch Gelli Plate & roller (US shipping only)
That’s Crafty  The House Collection stamp set with matching white/greyboard shapes
Rubber Dance  €25 voucher
Daily Art  €50 voucher


Kim Dellow  (YOU ARE HERE!)
Susanne Rose  (NEXT HOP STOP!)
Veerle Moreels
Melina Dahl
Gerry van der Velden
Jeanine du Plessis
Tiffany Goff Smith

All prizes are sponsored by mentioned companies.

This contest is not affiliated with or endorsed by YouTube and YouTube is not liable for any part of the giveaway.

The giveaway is complaint with YouTube Terms of Service.

Your entries must comply with YouTube’s guidelines.

Any personal data collected during this contest will be for the organisers of the giveaway use only. Your information will not be sold or given away.

This video is not sponsored

And of course we would love for you to subscribe to all the channels, like and share the videos too! That would be great thanks!

——— D A I L Y A R T  C O D E ———
Daily art has offered us a 5% discount code: KimDellow at their shop.

[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself, but it really does help. Thanks for your support!]

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old designer papers (My Mind’s Eye – Follow Your Heart)

Daily Art Mask Seaweed
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Prima Marketing Watercolor Paints – Decadent Pies set
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Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (Muted Violet, Azurite Hue)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pearl Violet)
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Golden Regular gel (Gloss)
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Seawhite Kraft Display Book Square 30cm (12inch)
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Da Vinci Nova Synthetics Round brush size 3
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Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 10/0
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craft knife / cutting mat


You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

close-up of the collage whale

Don’t forget to leave your comment my video hop video on YouTube then hop on over to Susanne Rose  for the next stop on the video hop!


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GROWLondon Ticket Giveaway


I have five free tickets for GROWLondon up for grabs!

Each ticket admits two guests to the GROWLondon Charity Garden Party preview on Thursday 23rd June or, if you prefer, you can use it for entry into the event at any time over the GROWLondon weekend 24th – 26th June 2016.

Perfect if you love to plant and also if you love to sketch! Did you spot some of my sketches from the Terrarium making workshop I went to with London Terrariums? It was great fun and a great excuse to do some sketching practice. You could make a terrarium too at GROWLondon or try some of the other things going on!

Kim Dellow Sketching

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win a ticket is comment below. 

You get extra entries for sharing this blog post on social media just add me to the share so that I can see it (if you don’t add me it won’t count as an entry!)

@KimDellow on Twitter | @Kim.Dellow on Facebook | @kimdellow on instagram@kim_dellow on Pinterest | +KimDellow on Google+

Have I forgotten any?! You get the idea, you can find me as Kim Dellow on most things!

Giveaway closes Monday 20th June 10am, it is open to UK residents only and I shall contact you for your mailing address if you win so please respond promptly as we need to send the tickets out on Monday so that you can get them in time! The tickets are for entry into the event and do not include getting to and from the event.

Good Luck!

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Blitsy Leap Day Blog Leap And Giveaway

*The Giveaway is now over*

Happy Leap Day and welcome to the Blitsy Leap Day Blog Leap and your chance to win $100 to spend at Blitsy!

[I do use affiliate links and there are some in this blog post.]

Blitsy Leap Day blog leap and giveaway

It is a Leap Day blog hop so if you have arrived here first then check out the rest of the blogs listed below. If you have already been hopping along then I am your fourth stop on the Leap.  Wahoo! I hope you are enjoy the leap!

If you win the $100 to spend at Blitsy what will you spend it on? Well I have some possible ideas of projects you can make with products you can find in Blitsy so I hope you enjoy the inspiration and scroll on down to enter the giveaway and find the next blog to Leap to.

My first project is a tutorial showing you how to use dies to make stencils and I’ve used my DIY stencils to alter some journaling cards with paint. I used a Waffle Flower Die and a Lawn Fawn die to make my stencils.

Make your own stencils using dies

It is super easy to do and you can get some fabulous effects!

My next project is a tutorial to make some cute mixed media keepsake envelopes and if you click through to the tutorial you will find a template there free to download and use.

how to make mixed media keepsake envelopes

I made mine using Tim Holtz distress paints which you can also find at Blitsy. All the products I’ve used are linked in the tutorials so you can easily find what you need.

What Else Is Happening At Blitsy?

Check out these other Blitsy events for Leap Day and National Craft Month!

Blitsy have some 29 cent items hiding throughout the shop for Leap Day so go see if you can hunt them down and grab a bargain!

Also don’t forget to catch up with Blitsy 1st March as we kick off National Craft month with Live with Blitsy at 8am / 10am / 12pm / and 2pm CST. Each broadcast will have new challenges, giveaways and demos.

Then there is the Blisty Instagram Challenge starting 1st March and you can participate to win more giveaways with ‪#‎BlitsyCraftMonthIGChallenge‬. Here are the prompts:

Blitsy Instagram Challenge prompts

How To Win The Leap Day Giveaway

Hope that has got your creative brain a whirling! Now all you need to do for a chance to win the $100 is to enter the Rafflecopter below.

My secret word is #4 INSPIRED

Don’t forget to visit all eight of the blogs and enter the secret word you find on each blog into the Rafflecopter. You have until 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, March 3rd to enter. The winner will be posted on all the blogs as well as announced on Live with Blitsy on Thursday at 10am CST.

Blog 1: Blitsy 
Blog 2: Pinkcloud Scrappers (Lori Williams)
Blog 3: Harvest Moon Papiere (Chrissie Tobas)
Blog 4: Kim Dellow YOU ARE HERE!
Blog 5: Easy Peasy and Fun (Andreja Vučajnk)
Blog 6: Inky Fairy Designs (Carisa Zglobicki)
Blog 7: My Purpley Life (Jennifer Reyes)
Blog 8: Happy Hour Projects (Adrianne Surian)

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Good Luck!

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Cricut Explore One Giveaway


Cricut Giveaway time!

Thanks to the lovely folks at Cricut I have a brand new Cricut Explore One to giveaway to one of my readers. So if you fancy a chance of winning a fabulous new cutting machine then read on.

(Just so that you know I do use affiliate links and there are some in this blog post).

Win A Cricut Explore One

The Prize:
As a lovely Christmas surprise there is a Cricut Explore One electronic cutting machine (RRP £199)up for grabs. I think you might even get it in time for Christmas although I can’t promise you that, however, if you did win it you would know that it was on its way wouldn’t you? How fab would that be?

The Cricut Explore range are fabulous cutting machines I have a Cricut Explore and a Cricut Explore Air. The Cricut Explore One features the same Cut Smart technology as the other machines in the Explore range which means you can cut lots of different materials.

It uses the Design Space software which gives you access to some free cutting designs as well as some designs you can buy (from 79p per image or annual subscription from £74.99). The Cricut Explore One gives you access to 25+ free Make It Now. But the biggest thing about the software is it lets you upload your own pictures and turn them into cutting files which is super cool, you can also use other cutting files such as SVGs, also super cool!

The major difference with the Cricut Explore One that I can see is that it only has the one blade arm so to write with it will be two steps and you will need to get the Pen Adaptor (priced at £8.99).

You can find projects and more inspiration on the Cricut Explore range here on my blog.

Close up of the Cricut Explore One

[photo credit: Cricut]

How To Enter:

To enter the giveaway visit the Cricut UK Website, pick a favourite design and leave a comment on this blog post saying what it is then log the entry in Rafflecopter.

You can get further entries by tweeting about the giveaway and visiting Cricut UK on facebook and logging them in Rafflecopter.

The giveaway is open until Midnight (GMT) 6th December 2015. UK Residents only please.

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  • To enter visit the Cricut website and leave a comment on this post.
  • Entrants must use the Rafflecopter widget above to log their entry.
  • Giveaway closes at Midnight (GMT) 6th December 2015.
  • Entrants can gain further entries via Rafflecopter to increase their chances but this is optional.
  • One winner will receive a Cricut Explore One.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. 
  • The Winner will be picked at random via Rafflecopter.
  • The Winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not reply within 28 days another winner may be chosen.
  • By submitting an entry through Rafflecopter, all entrants are acknowledging and accepting the terms and conditions for the giveaway.
  • Only open to UK residents.

So go, spread the news about the giveaway and GOOD LUCK!

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Blitsy Giveaways And Holiday DIY Craft

I already did a shout out for the Blitsy run up to Black Friday event in my last ‘As Featured On Blitsy’ make but the event is so HUGE that I thought it deserved a full blog post just to be sure you don’t miss it!

I’m on the Blitsy Creative team and also part of their affiliate program (so there are affiliate links in this post) and I’ve shared some tips before on how to get the most out of buying from Blitsy if you are outside the US, but this event is a biggy so if you aren’t already signed up to Blitsy you might want to go do it now, it’s free to sign up btw. 

I’m pretty excited about it ‘coz I can enter all the giveaways and competitions too. Actually why am I telling you all about it? It decreases my chances of winning! LOL! Only joking! OF COURSE you should go join in, there is just so much going on!

Ok, so for starters Blitsy is having a giveaway of yummy craft products EVERYDAY up until Black Friday in the Blitsy Black Friday Countdown.

Blitsy daily Black Friday countdown giveaway

Then there is the Golden Scissors giveaway, where if you find a pair of Blitsy golden scissors (they are real scissors btw) you are entered into a draw for $1000 to spend on your hearts arts and crafts supplies delight at Blitsy. Think Blitsy Wonka and the Creative Factory!

They are giving them away in orders, via their social media channels such as Facebook, Periscope, Instagram etc and on the Golden Scissors sign up page too:

Blitsy Golden Scissors Giveaway for $1000

But, seriously that is not all! Wanna win a Silhouette Cameo 2 and $500 to spend at Blitsy? Erm yes please! Then go link your Holiday DIY crafts to the Ultimate HoliDIY Crafter competition for a chance to win!

Blitsy Ulitmate HoliDIY Crafter competition

You can find all the giveaways in the HoliDIY Hub where you can also find holiday arts and crafts supplies and gift ideas for the artist or crafter in your life, or where you might want to direct the significant other in your life who might be look for ideas on what to get you, just saying *wink*.

Blitsy HoliDIY Hub

There is also tonnes of DIY Christmas craft ideas in the HoliDIY hub and on the Blitsy blog and in the ideas section too. 

Oh and as well as the usual daily sales, which are around only for few days, and the discounted around all the time Everyday items, there is also a little sneak into the Black Friday items with the ‘Almost Black Friday’ sale!

But I’m still not finished with my heads-up! On Black Friday itself Blitsy will be running more sales events and having a Pajama party over on their Facebook page, so sign up to the event reminder or chat to me on Facebook and I can invite you to the event, so you don’t miss it . Whilst you are on Facebook go ask to join the Blitsy Addicts Secret group too to get some sneak peaks, chances to win things and just to share your Blitsy love and creativity!

I told you it was a HUGE event didn’t I? Right, well, I think I’ve covered it all but I still might have missed something so best you go check it all out for yourselves just in case!

Catch you later Blitsy Creatinators! 


GIVEAWAY! Golden Blitsy Scissors Win $1000

GIVEAWAY TIME and thanks to the lovely folks at Blitsy I have a pair of BLITSY GOLDEN SCISSORS to give away here on my blog.

Hey but these aren’t JUST a pair of scissors, oh no. The winner of this pair of scissors will have $10 added to their Blitsy account (it is free to have a Blitsy account by the way) and will be able to enter the Blitsy Grand Prize Draw for one of the following 3 prizes:

Yep! You read it right. Ok, so to learn all about the Blitsy Golden Scissors giveaway, the Grand Prize draw and how to get further entries to win a pair of golden scissors go check out the Blitsy website.

You might also want to keep an eye on Blitsy for Black Friday (28th November 2014) there is going to be a HUGE sale and TONS of giveaways!

For a chance to win one of these coveted pairs of Golden Scissors here on my blog use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good Luck! Oh and be a love and spread the word (use #blitsygoldenscissors)! Thank you!

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A Little Bit Of WOW! Embossing Powder Melt-It! And A Giveaway!

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I have a bit of fun to share with you today and a Giveaway too in the form of the WOW! Embossing Powder’s Melt-It!

I was curious to have a go with this new product, I think that it has been around since Autumn last year but it was recently launched at the CHA in Jan and you can find a couple of YouTube videos about the product, one from Marion Emberson of Sugar and Spice and the other on the WOW! Embossing Powder website.

So what is it?

It is an embossing powder extender to use with your moulds, shapes cutters, memory frames etc for making 3D items and embellishments for your papercraft, jewellery, altering, mixed media etc projects.

It is a super fine embossing powder, similar to the texture of icing sugar, and it comes in 160ml Jars priced at around £7.75 (at the time of writing this post). It is a white powder but melts to a clear, slightly off-white colour and you add some of your other colour embossing powders to colour it.

You can melt it in a Ranger melting pot, with your heat tool under a pie dish or in the oven (which I’ve not tried but is one of the methods they show in the website video mentioned above). My preferred method, if I have the room, is to melt it in my Ranger melting pot in a pie dish then use a heat tool from above to keep it fluid as I pour it – I like to mix my options!

You don’t need to add that much of the coloured embossing powder to change the colour of the Melt-It and that is where the extender part of the product comes in. It means that you aren’t using up too much of the coloured powder which is more expensive gram for gram. But you will be using up the Melt-It! and that is why you need the large pot and I worked with around two small teaspoons of Melt-it! with 1/2 – 1 small teaspoon of coloured powder to make approximately two or three 2 cm diameter buttons.

Also you might find differences in the colour you see in the pot of your coloured embossing powder to what you get when you have melted it in the dish but this is because some of the opaque WOW! Embossing Powders are based on a white embossing powder so they actually melt to a lighter tone when melted in this way – it is nothing to do with the Melt-It!

So if you have used the Ranger UTEEs in your moulds and 3D projects making then you are going to take to the Melt-It! immediately, but even if you haven’t used your embossing powders to make 3D items before then have a go, it is a lot easier to do then you might think.

Now, I haven’t yet tried to stamp into this product but I believe it has been specifically designed to use with the coloured embossing powders in moulds and shape cutters etc rather than for using in stamping and triple embossing techniques. WOW! do have thicker powders for using with those types of techinques. But I will have a go at stamping into it at some point I’m sure, do let me know if you have stamped into it and what results you have had, I would love to know.

Now one little word of warning, melted embossing powders do harden quite brittle when fully cooled and Melt-It! is no different so if you are making larger 3D objects just be aware that if you put any pressure on them they may snap. But for the smaller items you probably won’t even notice and you can always try adding the Ranger Flex product. I was going to give this a go but I could not find my pot of Flex anywhere *sigh* so will have to report back on that one too!


WOW! Embossing Powder Melt-It! is great if you want to make your coloured embossing powders go further when you are making 3D embossing powder items in silicone moulds, shape cutters, frames. It is a bit addictive and once you get started you will be pouring it onto or into whatever you can find!


The important bit! So BIG thank you to WOW! Embossing Powder for donating a jar of Melt-It! for one of my blog readers to have a go with for themselves.

Please do go show them some love over at their Facebook Page or on Twitter or on their blog but before you go remember to add your name and link in the InLinkz widget below to be in with a chance to win and I will pick someone randomly on 28th March 2013. Don’t forget to tell your friends as well!

Good Luck!


[Disclaimer time: I’m not affiliated with any of the companies or products mentioned in this blog post. I did get a free pot of WOW! Melt-It! Embossing Powder to try out for myself and for one of you guys to win but still, as with all my reviews, I try to give you my honest unbiased thoughts.]