Thursday, January 11, 2018

Unity Hop {11 January 2018}

Hello Friends!

I can't believe 2018 is here. Any new year resolutions made? I guess for me it's finding a balance between work, crafting and everything that I love. I need to also put to use the craft supplies I keep buying - LOL!

So glad you are here hopping with us.  I hope you find lots of inspiration along the way.

Today's hop is special cos it's also Angela's Birthday.
Happy Birthday, Angela!!!

There are some Awesome new releases this month...

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop for your chance to win. 


Enjoy the hop!

Here's the hop list...

Sunday, January 7, 2018

All About Layering 2

Hello again!

For my second card, I decided to use the Winter Rose stamp set. I love how beautiful the Roses are.  I must admit it was a little daunting at first trying to figure out how to layer the roses but the guide was so helpful.

I used the Cool Summer Night inks and Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping the roses.  I didn't have the dies for this set so I fussy cut the flowers and it was easy enough to do so.  To assemble the card, I die cut the Doodled Lace Cover die with white cardstock and adhered it to the cardbase. I also added some leaves diecut from Fantasy Floral 3D die set behind the roses.  The centre rose was adhered with foam adhesive for some dimension. For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Birthday (from Birthday Greetings stamp set) on black cardstock and white heat embossed it. Then I cut it down to a thin strip and cut the fishtails at both ends of the sentiment and adhered it to the card with foam adhesive.

This is rather fun and addictive... more to come.

Have a great day!

All About Layering

Hello Friends!

Happy New Year!!

Today, I have 2 layering cards to share using Altenew Stamps from the All About Layering 1 and 2 Class at Altenew Academy.

For my first card, I used the Vintage Roses stamp and die set. I stamped the roses and the leaves on white cardstock with the help of Misti, and then die cut the images. The inks I used are Shades of Purple and Tropical Forest. 

I love using cover dies on cards and Altenew has some amazing cover dies. The one I used on this card is Shutter Cover die with white cardstock.  For some interest, I thought it would be fun to have the leaves behind the Shutter die and the Flowers above it.  I assembled the flowers on the cardbase so I know where to position the leaves and adhered the leaves first to the cardbase.  Next, I adhered the Shutter Cover die and then adhered the flowers.  The Sentiment is from Label Love set which is one of my favourites. Lastly, I added tiny pearls onto the flower centres.

I really had fun creating this card. 

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unity Hop {28 September 2017}

Hi There, it's time to hop with Unity!!

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This week we are celebrating the latest release
showcasing the artwork of Graciellie Designs. There's lots of Amazing kits and I look forward to hear your favourites.

This Sweet Tea Kitty Kit is so cute. I love the little kitten!

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Next is a beautiful wreath, from Cheery Christmas Kit.

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I used copic markers YG91, YG95, YG99, R39, R35, R32

I'm not good with names of flowers but I love colouring them. This next kit, Amazing Things Kit has this awesome floral image.

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On this card, I did the background with Distress Oxide inks and laid a stencil over it.

Next is the Simple Wisdom kit.
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This last kit is my favourite kit - The Vine.  I have never seen a kit like this before - I absolutely love the sentiments and images.

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I used Copic Markers V000, V12, V15 and V17 for the grapes.

I hope you like the samples and the wonderful kits.  Happy Shopping and hopping with us!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Unity Hop {25 August 2017}

Hello Everyone! So glad you stop by.
Unity is releasing some new Phyllis Harris stamps!!
I know many of you will be so thrilled just like me.  I LOVE Phyllis' stamps.

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This new kit is called Part Of Us, and I love how the cat and dog sat together like friends.

I must apologise for the less than perfect lighting - I have been going home so late from work when daylight is!

I have a second card using the set Looking Within.  I love the sentiment by Helen Keller and the pretty flowers around the girl.

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My next card uses the set Feathers, Wings and Refuge. 
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My friend is going through a tough time at work and I wanted to give her a card to encourage her.

I kept the card really simple and let the image and the sentiment be the focal point. I hope she will like the card.

Here's my last card uses So Lucky To Have You kit.

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I wish I had time to play with all the new sets.  They. Are. Amazing!!!

Thank you for visiting me!  I hope you'll enjoy the hop and be so inspired to create today.

Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unity Hop {13 July 2017}

Hi, Hi!  
It's time again for the Unity Hop.
I hope you look forward to this time of the month as much as I do.

Let's start off with the Super sweet Planner Girls.  I love, love, Love these girls so much!!

A few of you asked about the dies I used - the frame is from Mama Elephant, Madison Avenue and the white Stitched rectangle is from Lawn Fawn, Stitched Journaling Cut.
The dies used here are from Lil Inker Cover Plate Diamond Lace and Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangles.

They are so sweet and I think you'll agree :)

Here's a cute little shaker card.
It's so hard to get a good photo as the weather has been cold, dark and rainy all week here.

Finally, here is a card made with this month's Sentiment Kit.

I really love this cute owl and the balloons around him.  The sentiments are really so fun for birthdays.

Please click over to the Unity shop to view all the new releases.

Enjoy the hop!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me some love. Hugs!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Unity cards, June 2017

Hi Everyone! Hope you are having a great week!

I thought it would be nice to share the Unity cards I made this month which are not yet published on my blog.

These cards are for the most recent Unity release over the weekend, featuring my favourite Unity artist, Phyllis Harris.  Click here to see all the new releases or here.

This mermaid card was created for Unity's blogpost on 20th June.  I used the sweet kit by Susan K Weckesser, Spirit of a Mermaid.

Hope you like the cards above.

Thank you for visiting me.