Friday, November 28, 2014

New Release Showcase - Christmas Cactus Sprite

Hi, everyone!  Glad you can stop by today as we have a DT showcase of a new release digi "Christmas Cactus Sprite".  :D  Christmas cactus is one of the plants that are popular around holidays along with amaryllis and poinsettia, among others.  I have a pot of Christmas cactus that sit behind me next to a window that started out in a 4 inch pot many years ago.  It's got many buds, so by Christmas, it should be full of blooms.

Our Showcase DT has created a wonderful gallery of samples.  Enjoy this parade of blooming Christmas Cactus Sprite!

Aren't they beautiful?  ^_^  Sweet and festive, I love all the color combinations and the sweet card designs the designers have come up with.  All so Christmasy!

The "Christmas Cactus Sprite" digi is available in JPG and PNG formats at AW Etsy shop and in JPG at AW web shop.  This digi is 6" square or 15.2 cm square (1800 x 1800 pixels at resolution of 300 dpi).  

If you like Christmas Cactus Sprite, you might also like "Poinsettia Sprite" for your season's greetings project.  Available here on Etsy and here at the AW site.

Well, this showcase marks 2014's last DT showcase.  The team will go on a break for the month of December.  I will continue to bring you crafter features and updates periodically.  So keep checking back to see what's new.  ^_^

And before I wrap up this post, here are November's discount codes for you.  Codes expire at 11:59 pm ET US on Sunday, November 30, 2014.  Happy shopping!  Thank you for checking out today's showcase!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Featured Creation by Teresa

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to another crafter feature post here at the AuroraWings Showcase Blog!  We've been seeing a lot of snow lately, and even here in the desert west of the Rockies where I live, we finally had our first little bit of snow. :D  Luckily for me, it was one of these light dustings that make everything look pretty, but melts away before noon and driving is not a problem.

In the mood for the beauty of snow, this creation by Teresa Morgan (She's a regular here in Crafter Features, and has recently guested at the AW Challenge Blog.), using the "Snow Queen" digi, called out to me today. :D

Isn't this a lovely card?  I love the balance between beautifully colored image with lots of details and the CAS design on the rest of the card.  The lace to the left echoes all the details in the image just enough.  The main image, printed on a colored stock (kraft), is a perfect base for highlighting, and the resulting image is magical.  Her pale, flawless skin, icy blue hair, and the fur coat all look so magical!  You can read more about this beautiful creation in right here in her blog.

"Snow Queen" is available as a 300 dpi JPG digi, 7" x 5"/ 17.8 x 12.7 cm (2100 x 1500 pixels) at AW Etsy shop here and at the AW web shop here.  The original illustration was inspired by the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen - one of my childhood favorites.  The digi version is formatted for greeting cards, but the original version had a little more details, under her, of roses and bees (references that those familiar with the story will pick up, no doubt  ^_^).

On Friday, we have our last DT showcase of 2014, of a new release digi, coming up.  I say the last of the year 2014, because we'll be back in January 2015 with more showcases, but the Showcase DT will go on a Christmas holiday for the month. :D  I will continue to post crafter showcase and toss in some coupon codes, so please keep checking back. ;)  Meanwhile, here's the "Choose Your Code" offer that's good through the end of this month.

As always, these codes are for digi purchases ONLY.  Please separate your transactions if you wish to buy coloring books and other physical items that require shipping.   This offer is good at both of my shop locations.  Just a reminder: If you're using the AW web shop at the site, please know that your download link will only stay active for 24 hours after transaction.  So be sure to shop when you're ready to download right afterwards.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Freatured Creation by Marlene

Hi, everyone!  Oh, boy, it's been a long time since we had a crafter feature, hasn't it? ^^;  My bad.
It's been so cold in many parts of the US and the northern hemisphere in general, now that the winter is upon us.  But with the cold weather come the holidays - getting together with family and friends, seasonal decorations, shopping - busy and maybe often hectic, but definitely a nice time.  Imagine how drab and long the winter months would be without the holidays.  *shudders*

I was looking through the submission album today, and this one caught my attention with the lovely autumn colors.  This beautiful card is by Marlene Ekeblad Andersen with "Autumn Rose" digi.

Marlene gave this image a gorgeous fall color palette of warm reds and yellows, with a touch of berry blue for a lovely effect.  It also captures the mood of nature's final glory before it goes into dormancy, with a hint of melancholy as if the beautiful elf already misses the gorgeous season before it's completely gone.  On the brighter note, the colors also remind me of the bounty of the fall crop that will be gracing our tables during the holidays.  Just lovely all the way around!  Please be sure to check out her blog here and give her some love.

The "Autumn Rose" digi is available as a 300 dpi 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm) JPG image (1500 x 2100 pixels).
It's at AW Etsy shop here and at the AW web shop here.

November marks my 2-year anniversary on Etsy and 1-year anniversary of the Facebook group.  To thank you for your wonderful support, I have three levels of savings for you for the rest of November.  Whether you're interested in the popular Sprites or want to grab some images for the holidays, you choose the level of savings based on how much you want to spend. ;)  Happy shopping!

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Release Showcase - Christmas Tree Sprite

Hello, everyone!  Thank you so much for stopping by to check out another fab DT showcase with our new release digi.  Today's new release is Christmas Tree Sprite!  Enjoy the beautifully festive samples!!

I hope you enjoyed today's showcase of Christmas cheer!  I hope you found lots of wonderful inspirations in these fabulous samples by the designers of the AW Shwocase Blog and Donna from the Challenge DT (Thank you, again!  ^_^ ).

"Christmas Tree Sprite" digi JPG can be found here on Etsy and here at the AW web shop.  This digi in PNG format is located here.   This fun image comes in 5" x 6.5" or 12.7 x 16.5 cm approx. at 300 dpi.  Great for all sorts of holiday craft projects from season's greetings to gift bags and tags.  Also fun for the children to color at a holiday party.  Add this little darling to your Aurora Wings' Sprites collection today!

Last Chance Special Offer
Expires at 11:59 pm EST US on Saturday, November 15, 2014!

Last chance to get the little Turkey Sprite of the "Happy Thanksgiving" digi FREE!  When you spend $10 USD on digis today or tomorrow, this little guy is free.  See the details in the ad to find out how you can claim the Turkey Sprite digi.  Just in time for Thanksgiving holiday!  Catch him before he runs away! :D

November Savings Coupon Codes!!
You are welcome to combine the coupon code with the free digi gift offer above, but please be sure that minimum purchase of $10 is met AFTER the discount has been applied.  Thank you.  ^_^

*Codes cannot be applied to prior purchases.  These codes are valid ONLY on all-digi orders that do not include physical items such as coloring books or prints, if used at AW Etsy store.  When purchasing physical items, please check out in a separate transaction.  Thank you. 

Happy shopping and happy coloring!

Monday, November 3, 2014

New Release Showcase - Rococo Cinderella

Welcome to our new showcase post today! So happy you can stop by.  ^_^  This new digi is one of my most finely detailed, and therefore, coming in a larger format than usual so you can color your heart out on a full size paper if you wanted to.  Please check out our gallery of beautiful cards made with "Rococo Cinderella"~!!

This is the 'simplified' (if you can believe that!) version of the drawing I made back in August for inclusion in a multi-artist collaborative fairy tales coloring book titled "Apples and Roses" from Ellen Million Graphics.

The original 'full' version of "Rococo Cinderella" is a coloring book exclusive.
I would like to thank all of you AuroraWings fans who supported the Kickstarter fundraiser back in September.  Your support made it possible to have 2 brand new solo titles, plus a reprint of my popular "Gardens & Goddesses" coloring book.  These books should become available at my Etsy shop sometime this month.  Without further ado, let's get started with the showcase!  Enjoy!!

Aren't they just GORGEOUS?  Tons of details in her dress make for hours of coloring fun!  Frills, folds, laces, flowers, ribbons... the details go on and on.  And oh so many color combinations are possible!  Just imagine!  I myself have not found my color pick to actually make a full color version of the original yet.  At the rate I'm going, though, it's probably not going to be happening in the remaining two months of this year.

"Rococo Cinderella" is available as a JPG digi as well as a transparency-supported PNG digi at my Etsy shop.  The AW web shop is currently carrying just JPGs while I sort things out for ease of navigation.  ^^;

She comes at 2400 x 3000 pixels at 300 dpi (8" x 10"/ 20.3 x 25.4 cm approx.).  Size down to make her fit your normal greeting cards, or print out at original size for a major coloring project.  This digi would also make a wonderful coloring project for princess themed birthday parties for girls, too!

Here's a pic of one of my designers, Karola Geiger's coloring, with her 4-year-old Amelie's!!  Isn't it sweet? I LOVE it when I see kids coloring alongside their moms.   It really warms my heart! <3  My special thanks to Karola for letting me share this precious photo right here on the AW blog.  ^_^

I hope you enjoyed today's showcase as much as I did. Till next time, happy coloring~!!!

Rubber Stamp Giveaway Winners Announcement

Thank you for entering the AW Rubber Stamp Giveaway!
Out of the 73 people who commented on the Giveaway blog post, 2 names were randomly pulled.

Shannon Abblitt
Alexandra van den Berg-Verhoeven

Congratulations, Shannon & Alexandra!
Please send an e-mail to Mitzi at studiomiyabi(at)aol(dot)com with your postal/mailing address (Please include your country in your postal address, along with everything exactly as it should appear on the front of the envelope.) with a subject line "Rubber Stamp Giveaway Winner".  Mitzi will randomly decide who gets which rubber stamp and mail them out to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again for supporting AW Showcase Blog!!