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    New Flowers & Miniatures, Artwork by Nichola!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Nichola Battilana, Sale, Spring Flowers Kit

    Hooray for Nichola! In the midst of cleaning and prepping for the open house she had yesterday, she managed to get a blog post done AND make this adorable project!

    I’m exhausted so the best I could do for a name today is “Romantic foldy thing-a-ma-bob and box“. It might not be terribly eloquent but it’s apt. Managing apt is pretty damn good after the past few ultra hectic days!

    And the little thing within IS foldy.

    I stand by my name choice.

    I’ve kept things really simple here. The whole box is covered in Nature Garden – Meeting a Fairy Scrapbook Paper. I’ve given the top of the box quite a bit of dimension, using foam squares to prop up the nude little dude, and those flowers just sort of pop right out. (Those Small White Mulberry Blossoms are really cute!)

    Beside the lovely photos below (and I haven’t even mentioned the accordion-fold insert at the bottom of the photos), there’s another photo of the down in the Giveaway section — where you can enter to win EVERYTHING Nichola used!

    Here’s a link to everything in Nichola’s supply list AND a link to her blog post (with even more photos).

    And between here and the Giveaway, don’t forget to check out the new items AND the sale and free gift both ending tomorrow night!


     

     
    Ending TOMORROW: Alice in Wonderland SALE and FREE Gift!

    In honor of those cute, new Alice in Wonderland Faux Postage Stamp Stickers from Thursday’s newsletter, ALL of the Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets are ON SALE!

    Almost 50 options, like the We Are All Mad Here Collage Sheet and Alice Covers Collage Sheet shown at left and right.

    The sale ends MONDAY night, May 7th.

    Go see all the Alice Collage Sheet options!

    Ya know… those new faux postage stamps would work well behind little windows in a Matchbox Skyline Book (like the stamps Teri used in her skyline booklet)… ALL orders, now through Monday night, May 7th (2018) will receive ONE PAGE from the new Alice in Wonderland Faux Postage Stamp Stickers FREE! (Normally sold in sets of 4 pages… one page is 20 stickers!)
     

    Hooray for the Trinket Box and Foldy Thing Giveaway!

    I couldn’t help myself… I’m forever going to refer to the ATC Ticket Journal as the foldy thing!

    Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Nichola’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a couple of the FOURTEEN spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    - Bouquets Collage Sheet (including those beautiful tulips on the front of the ticket journal at left)
    Seed Catalog ATCs Collage Sheet (which includes the big bunch of yellow flowers on the “other” cover, shown above)

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    To enter the Trinket Box and Foldy Thing Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, May 7, 2018).

    AND tell me: What style will you use to decorate your ATC Ticket Journal? In addition to Nichola’s project, we’ve had some great ideas recently from the Design Team: Bella’s Art Nouveau fairies and Laura Carson’s lovely ladies.

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won the Tiny Matchbox Book & Tiny Alice Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be LeAnn Aagard! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, May 6th, 2018


    52 Responses to “New Flowers & Miniatures, Artwork by Nichola!”

    1. Nadine Says:

      I love anything with flowers, I would go with the tulips!

    2. Karen Says:

      Love the flowers since Spring seems to have come and almost leaving us so soon. I’d make the “thingy” just the way it is why mess with perfection.

    3. Kim R Says:

      I would go with the flowers and maybe add a few small fairies

    4. Barb macaskill Says:

      So Lovely and refreshing! I would use one or all of the parts and pieces of my Faerie collections to decorate this if I win! TFS!
      macaskillbarbara@yahoo.com

    5. Michael Sedlmayer Says:

      WOW! Lucky you! I love alpha stamps for many reasons. I am constructing a hidden drawer apothecary book. I need to order a lot but f things and the nay place to find them is at Alpha Stamps. I need a few of the labels and miniature bottles. I will order my cover paper as well. I am really happy for you and can only imagine how happy you are. Congratulations!!

    6. Marykay chisum Says:

      I need to make a gender reveal gift for a friend. The foldy thing would be very cute!

    7. Marilyn Says:

      So lovely! The trinket box could be used for so many things! Love!

    8. Amy Says:

      This is so beautiful. What’s better than flowers and birds and butterflies…..

    9. Tricia Patton Says:

      Something a bit quirky and off-beat.

    10. Ina Good Says:

      I love florals and that angel so that will be my choice

    11. Kimberly Says:

      Flowers, birds and butterflies!

    12. francine perri Says:

      love the fairies and the flowers would make something with them

    13. Verna Says:

      This is such a lovely give away! I would stay with the spring nature theme with a few birds and quotes thrown in there. Fun! Thanks for the opportunity.

    14. Dennis L Says:

      Very pretty! Birds, butterflies and flowers for Spring theme.

    15. Barb A Says:

      Seed packets and flowers, what better combination for spring.

    16. Traci Says:

      Beautiful-love the flowers so I would use them also.

    17. Rebecca R. Says:

      I would have to make mine flower fairies in theme! Thank You!

    18. Andrea Pretlow Says:

      The first thing would make such a great gift. I think I might do flowers and bugs!

    19. Laural Says:

      i love fairies

    20. Nancy Anderson Taylor Says:

      Nicola is my favorite artist a d I think I love her. I also love the cool items Alpha stamps offers. I will make something!

    21. Denise Bryant Says:

      This is all so pretty for spring! Love it! I’d make a Halloween themed one though since I adore all things Halloween!

    22. Daylan Says:

      I like fairies, flowers, and fairy tales, so that’s what I would do. Thank you for another opportunity!

    23. Jen R Says:

      I’m thinking a Marie Antoinette theme!

    24. Sandie Says:

      I really love this one. I would use floral shop flowers and fairies. And, I already have someone in mind who will be turning 98 in June. Thanks again for the opportunity.

    25. Kat Cashwell Says:

      I love the flowers – they are perfect for Mother’s Day!!

    26. Karen Mallory Says:

      Lovely!!! I would use flowers to decorate the box. Flowers go with anything!!

    27. Lana Says:

      I know exactly what I would do with this. I’d make the little box into a sewing caddy. I’d take my Victorian calling cards and use them as flaps for needle keeps and line each segment of the folding card.

    28. Peg D Says:

      I love those flowers! A little bit of flower and a little bit of faery more than likely. The box is sweet. I would definitely do a garden themed box. I love her work!

    29. Janet Turner Says:

      I love the fairy, flower theme!

    30. Denise Humenik Says:

      Love accordian books…this would be perfect for some of my mermaids! :)
      Thanks again for another great opportunity!

    31. Daphne Says:

      So gorgeous! I made a similar foldy thingie a few weeks ago but without a box. Would love to do one in a box!

    32. Celia Says:

      This is sorta a bigger version of matchbox and folding insert. As it is bigger, I would use the foldy thing with some medieval paper. Dragons and knights…oh my….

    33. Susan M L Says:

      I would like to make a mini garden/fairy journal and add inspiring quotes. The accordion booklet looks so pretty the way Nichola has decorated it. Great inspiration for making a similar project.

    34. Kim Lucak Says:

      Beautiful!!! Love nature – flowers, butterflies, etc and the parrot tulips :) Hello Spring!!!

    35. Ginette Says:

      So precious.

    36. Laurie staffaroni Says:

      Florals would be my choice, so cheerful and fun!

    37. InkPattie Fulton Says:

      I just gave away a bunch of altoid tins, which are just a bit too small for ATCs, so I would use this little box and foldy thing to showcase a set of ATCs, probably with a “secret garden” theme. So, hanging vines, climbing roses, rusty keys, wooden doors, weedy wildflowers, maybe some gnomes hanging out…do you have a collage sheet like that?

    38. Nan N. Says:

      A sweet birthday gift….foldy thingy in box. So cute.

    39. Debbie S. Says:

      Congrats LeAnn! Love the Romantic Box and foldy thing. Would attempt something similar. Thanks for the opportunity.

    40. Elizabeth H. Says:

      I would do a fairy theme.

    41. Rhonda Sihocky Says:

      This is so sweet. I would do something with fairies and flowers.

    42. Michelle Says:

      Love this! I would do something fairyish.

    43. Mary Mac Says:

      I would still love to work with the Alice In wonderland theme.

    44. Ann F. Says:

      The ATC Ticket Journals with the flowers are simply stunning. I would definitely do something similar.

      Thank you for the opportunity.

    45. Arminta Says:

      I love ATCs and flowers, lots of flowers, would be wonderful.

    46. Nancy E Says:

      I’d decorate with Fairies. They have a special place in my heart and world!

    47. Dona Says:

      I love the romantic look of flowers and ribbons – hope to win!

    48. toewsk Says:

      I would make a fortune teller book.

    49. Anne W Says:

      So cool. I would probably do a fashion spread. Something very feminine and old timey.

    50. Jean Marmo Says:

      So very pretty! Starting to see some green and flowers so this is just perfect!

    51. Carol Slowik Says:

      I just love what Nichola has made! I believe I would like to try and duplicate it!

    52. Kee Ostler Says:

      Best product name ever! lol. It would make a lovely little steampunk box…