beauty, Blogging, Giveaway, Makeup

My 50th Birthday makeup and body care GIVEAWAY on Instagram! Worth over £120 – Zoeva | Revolution | Sleek | bubble t | MUA | Lime Crime | Nails Inc. | Evie Kay Skincare | Nailberry | L.O.V.

Giveaway Goodies!

Today is my 50th birthday!! And it’s GIVEAWAY time! I’ve managed to accrue numerous items from Glossyboxes, Christmas gift sets and items which have been gifted to me. I would like to give away all of it on Instagram to one of you lovely people! All of this for the low, low price of a follow, a comment and a couple of tags!

What you can win:

  • Zoeva Screen Queen Highlighter palette, worth £15.00
  • I ❤ Revolution Jumbo Chocolate Revolution Palette, value unknown
  • I ❤ Revolution Mini Chocolate Champagne Truffle Highlighter Palette, worth £6.00
  • I ❤ Revolution Mini Chocolate Contour Palette chocolate ice, worth £6.00
  • I ❤ Revolution Mini Chocolate Face Palette, worth £6.00
  • I ❤ Revolution pocket mirror, value unknown
  • Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette in Copperplate, worth £9.99
  • Sleek MakeUP Loose Pigment in Trance, worth £5.49
  • MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Rusted Wonders, worth £3.50
  • Nailberry L’Oxygéné Nail Polish in Strawberry Jam, worth £15.00
  • Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Victoria, worth £15.00
  • Lime Crime Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick Mini in Red Velvet, worth £10.00
  • L.O.V. The Fateful Lacquered Lip Stain in Lacquered Glaze, worth £7.99
  • bubble t Winter Berries Bath Bomb Fizzer, worth £5.99
  • Evie Kay Skincare Winter Orchard Soap, worth £4.95
  • Evie Kay Skincare Cherry Blossom Mini Soaps x3, value unknown

Items will be sent in the I Revolution and Chill box shown in the photo.
Items have not been swatched, but some have been opened in order to take photos.

How to enter

This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
This giveaway ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 31st March 2021.
Entry is FREE.

  1. Follow Rhubarb & Burble on Instagram
  2. Like theGiveaway Post’.
  3. Tag two friends in the comments on our Instagram ‘Giveaway Post‘.
  4. For a bonus entry, share our ‘Giveaway post’ as an Instagram Story and tag Rhubarb & Burble in it (so we can see!).

Good Luck from a very old me!!

Louisa

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art, Subscription Boxes, Unboxing

ARTFUL BOX UNBOXING | March – May 2021 | Modern Calligraphy | Art Supplies | Tombow | 📦🎨🖋

Artful Box Unboxing March – May 2021
Artful Box Unboxing | Art Subscription Box | March – May 2021

Watch our video on YouTube! 🔥
March – May 2021

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Each quarter (every 3 months), you will receive one lovingly packed box filled with materials and inspiration. Each Artful box contains a magazine with detailed tutorials + interviews with practising artists. You receive your box and can join their online community, each day they host a daily drawing challenge on Instagram and subscribers will be emailed an exclusive video tutorial once a month! 🖋🖌

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Stationery, Subscription Boxes, Unboxing

Spotlight Stationery unboxing – February 2021: artisan stationery subscription box

Spotlight Stationery Unboxing – February 2021
Spotlight Stationery Unboxing – February 2021

Watch our Spotlight Stationery unboxing video! 🔥
February 2021
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BOXES 📦🖋🖊✏📖💌
Spotlight Stationery is a monthly stationery subscription box for £27 inc. shipping (within the UK).
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Indulge your passion for stationery! Every month they curate a selection of contemporary stationery, based on a theme.
They choose only premium brands and artisan products, including items you won’t commonly find on the high street. 📮🖇🖍📔
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https://www.spotlightstationery.co.uk 🔗
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Box charity https://trevi.org.uk/
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Items Included:

FEBRUARY BOX – ‘Espresso’ theme
Castelli Milano ‘Tatami’ Dark Espresso Notebook, £20.22
Back Pocket Notebooks ‘Coffee Cup Notebook’, £12.00
Stabilo PointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen – 10 pack, £18.80
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner – 20 pack, £11.40
Pentel EnerGel noir – 12 pack, £22.68
Zebra Zensations Technical Drawing Pen black, £7.00
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ILLUSTRATORS 🎨
Dominique Kirkby https://www.instagram.com/dominiquekirkby/
Sophie Lunnon https://www.facebook.com/sophiegraceillustrates/
Elena O’Neill https://www.instagram.com/elena_oneill/
Samantha Witherford https://www.instagram.com/featherwind94/
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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/rhubarbandburble
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Let me know what you think of this boxes in the comments below. Have you subscribed to Spotlight Stationery? Are there any other stationery boxes you would like to see me unbox?

Louisa

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Blogging, Recipes

Boredom baking: gluten-free oat & raisin cookies recipe by Jamie Oliver

Photo by Rhubarb and Burble

Yesterday was one of those days. Lockdown + boredom = baking motivation! I rose from the sofa after having scrolled around my YouTube notifications with indifference for a while, and decided I really rather fancied some rock cakes – easy to bake and delicious! However, after rifling through my baking cupboard, I discovered I only had plain flour. Thinking laterally, I googled “gluten-free raisin cookies” and found Jamie Oliver’s Oat & raisin cookies recipe. Luckily, I had some oats!

The recipe was really easy to follow. The only substitution was semi-skimmed milk instead of buttermilk. I made 16 instead of 20, so they took a little longer to bake.

Photo by Rhubarb and Burble

Yum! The cookies were delicious. They were crunchy on the outside and softer in the middle. With the perfect spicing and with the oats giving them a bit of body, I would highly recommend this recipe for a quick, crowd-pleasing bake. And in the end, they were pretty much the same as rock cakes!

Louisa

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Stationery, Subscription Boxes, Unboxing

Spotlight Stationery unboxing – January 2021: artisan stationery subscription box

Spotlight Stationery Unboxing – January 2021
Spotlight Stationery Unboxing – January 2021

Watch our Spotlight Stationery unboxing video! 🔥
January 2021
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BOXES 📦🖋🖊✏📖💌
Spotlight Stationery is a monthly stationery subscription box for £27 inc. shipping (within the UK).
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Indulge your passion for stationery! Every month they curate a selection of contemporary stationery, based on a theme.
They choose only premium brands and artisan products, including items you won’t commonly find on the high street. 📮🖇🖍📔
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https://www.spotlightstationery.co.uk 🔗
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Box charity https://trevi.org.uk/
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Items Included:

JANUARY BOX – ‘New year, new plans’ theme
Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Jottbooks – Double pack, £11.95 https://www.leuchtturm1917.co.uk/jottbook-a5-59-numbered-pages-dotted-pacific-green-and-emerald-pack-of-2.html
Calepino Agenda Perpétuel- 3 pack, €12.00
Mini Moderns sticky labels, £5.99 https://www.minimoderns.com/product/set-of-sticky-labels
Zebra Mildliner Double Ended Marker Bold & Fine Point – 5 pack, £8.99 https://amzn.to/3k3oRBA
Pentel Energel blue – 3 pack, £6.45 https://amzn.to/2ZwDMLh
Pentel Tradio black – 12 pack, £26.28 https://amzn.to/2ZvnpOS
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ILLUSTRATORS 🎨
Amy Buckley https://www.instagram.com/juleppress/
Adam Endacott https://www.instagram.com/adam_endacott/
Rachel Erin https://www.instagram.com/rachelerinillustration/
Lisa Parker https://www.instagram.com/lisaparkerillustration/
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Let me know what you think of this boxes in the comments below. Have you subscribed to Spotlight Stationery? Are there any other stationery boxes you would like to see me unbox?

Louisa

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Stationery, Subscription Boxes, Unboxing

Papergang DOUBLE unboxing | Stationery subscription box | January & February 2021

Papergang DOUBLE unboxing | January & February 2021

Watch our Papergang Stationery DOUBLE unboxing video! 🔥
January & February 2021
Each month you will receive a box filled with brilliant stationery.
The product selection will vary but will include the likes of greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories and art prints. 📮🖇🖍📔
Please use my referral link to subscribe: https://papergang.ohhdeer.com/refer/Louis-TDHXDOPP 🔗

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Blogging, Decor, knitting

My stripy knitted cushion using a Zoë Mellor pattern

This project has taken me many years to finish. I guess I am a faddy person because I find that I start projects and then move on when something new and exciting comes along! Back in November 2020, I posted some images on Instagram of a couple of projects that I wanted to resurrect and finish. One of them was this stripy cushion. The other was a colour-block throw (I’m now approaching half-way on the throw project!). I was inspired to start knitting again by my good friend Victoria of Nelvana Knitting.

The pattern I used was from Zoë Mellor’s Head to toe knits: 25 colorful accessories for your home and children, published by Collins & Brown Publishers in 1998. I don’t think it’s in publication any more as there are only some used copies being sold on Amazon. (I’m not sure why the US spelling of colourful was used when this is a British publication by a British author!)

Head to toe knits: 25 colorful accessories for your home and children

I changed the colours from the original pattern to give the cushion a cute Cath Kidston-like style and I found that the Rowan Handknit DK Cotton yarn was really easy to work with and created a smooth, matte finish.

  • 215 Rosso (Red)
  • 219 Gooseberry (Green) – Main colour which was also used on the back
  • 303 Sugar (Pink)
  • 324 Bermuda (Blue) – No longer available
  • 336 Sunflower (Yellow) – No longer available

Here are some photos of my cushion:

I used 4 mm knitting needles for the project apart from 3¼ mm needles for the ribbing on the opening in the back. The pointed edging, knitted in moss stitch, was quite complicated (I am not a very experienced knitter), but after knitting a couple, I soon got the hang of it. I found the making up of the cushion difficult because the back turned out bigger than the front, and it was hard to sandwich the pointed edging in between. I found using a back stitch with a big darning needle the best way to sew it all up.

The cushion is quite small, 12″ x 12″ (30 cm x 30 cm), and I bought a small cushion pad from Amazon. The square, red buttons I used on the back were from a big pot of buttons I have collected and inherited, so I have no idea what they are called or where they are from.

I wanted to link Zoë Mellor in this post, however I can’t see that she is on Instagram or Facebook. I visited the publisher’s website and discovered that she owns Toby Tiger, a children’s clothing website.

What do you think of this cushion? Please let me know in the comments.

Louisa

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art, Subscription Boxes

Illustration inspired by Artful Box: a hoopoe

A Green Wood Hoopoe

This illustration was inspired by the Artful box theme: a hoopoe from Saturday 9th January 2021.

Most people are probably familiar with the orange coloured hoopoe with the amazing crown of feathers. I thought I’d find out if there were any other types of hoopoe and discovered the green wood hoopoe. I loved the rich greens and blues in the plumage, so plumped for this as my subject.

I used some of the inks from my Artful Box along with the chinagraph pencil and fineliner pen. Thanks to a very constructive suggestion on my post Illustration inspired by Artful Box: lighthouse, I had subsequently purchased some blue masking fluid and blocked out some areas including the white parts of the tail feathers. This worked really well, and I’m glad I didn’t risk painting around the negative space, because as sure as eggs is eggs, I would have made a mistake! I would highly recommend this product: Set of three Frisk Masking Fluid Brushes with 60ml Blue Masking Fluid (affiliate link). This is the one I purchased and the brushes are very good quality too.

I took a bit of time to map out the proportions of the bird before painting. My favourite part was using the fineliner to define the plumage and tree branches.

Here is a larger image:

Green Wood Hoopoe

You can see my unboxing of the December 2020 – February 2021 Artful Box here:

ARTFUL BOX UNBOXING | December 2020 – February 2021 | Ink | Art Supplies | Rhubarb & Burble | 📦🎨🖋🖌

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Illustration inspired by Artful Box: an ibex horn

An ibex horn

This illustration was inspired by the Artful box theme: An ibex from Thursday 7th January 2021.

Time was short today after I had a three-hour meeting this morning and then spent some time organising files on my laptop (just the tip of the iceberg!)

I wasn’t ready to attempt an actual animal yet, but I loved the structure of the ibex horn, so sketched this one. This was drawn with F and 8B pencils.

An ibex’s horns appear at birth and continue to grow through the rest of their life. Sometimes older ibex have horns which have spiralled a couple of times. The Asiatic or Siberian ibex tend to have the more prominent ridges on the frontal surface like these.

Here is a larger image:

An ibex horn
An ibex: Photo by Niklas Jeromin on Pexels.com

You can see my unboxing of the December 2020 – February 2021 Artful Box here:

ARTFUL BOX UNBOXING | December 2020 – February 2021 | Ink | Art Supplies | Rhubarb & Burble | 📦🎨🖋🖌

What do you think? Please comment below.

Louisa

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Illustration inspired by Artful Box: lighthouse

Lighthouse

This illustration was inspired by the Artful box theme: Lighthouse from Wednesday 6th January 2021. The photo I used as my source was an Unsplash photo I found via a Google search. It is Cape Nelson Lighthouse, Portland, Australia by Joshua Hibbert and you can see it among his collection of photos.

I was keen to use the fountain pen ink and bleach technique again and this night sky had lots of stars! The bleach is hard to control and often bleeds into the ink more than I would like. To achieve as small a point as I could, I cut off all but a couple of hairs from a fine paintbrush, but it’s still tricky. If anybody has found a more precise way of dotting the bleach on, I would be grateful if you could let me know in the comments below.

I enjoyed creating the gradient in the sky and using the Indian ink to create the black rocks in the foreground. I used a chinagraph pencil to create some light and shade on the rocks.

The light and shade on the main part of the lighthouse was really hard to achieve because the previous colour would dry down and then leave a hard line, so I had to make it really wet in order for the colours to blend a little.

I didn’t really want to use the fineliner, but it gave me a crisp line especially down the lighthouse and on the railings near the top.

Overall I’m pretty happy with it, but I need to work on my arcs, as they aren’t all in the same plane.

Here is a larger image:

Cape Nelson Lighthouse, Portland, Australia

Here’s the original photo I sourced.

You can see my unboxing of the December 2020 – February 2021 Artful Box here:

ARTFUL BOX UNBOXING | December 2020 – February 2021 | Ink | Art Supplies | Rhubarb & Burble | 📦🎨🖋🖌

What do you think? Please comment below.

Louisa

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