Friday, June 28, 2013

Dream Big


Happy Friday!  Today was my last day at work and it was sad to say goodbye, as I've made so many friends and I have really enjoyed working there.  But that is the nature of my job, and on Monday I start with a new company.  It will be exciting because I'll be involved in a new project, a new business model and a new group of colleagues.  Oh, enough about me, and let's talk about the card :)

Today's card uses another Phyllis Harris set "Big Time Special".  I think colouring animals is such a challenge, and I don't know if the giraffe has the right colours :)  But, I love the image and the sentiment.  I think it doesn't matter which stage of life we're at, we always have to Dream BIG, and strive to be a better person in everything we do, and where we are placed.

It's getting really late here, and past my bedtime, but if you would like to join the Unity Friends with Flair hop with us, check out this link.  Lots of awesome projects and inspiration always!

Thank you for visiting me, wishing you a lovely weekend!!

Kary

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Draw Near

Hi, hope you are well! I have two Inspired Stamps projects to share with you today.  Somehow my post last week didn't happen, and I didn't check till too late :(  Both cards do show my cardmaking style I think.  For the first card, I used the new HLO set Journal Girl with the Scripture sentiment from Draw Near.

I have so many things to thank God for, and especially the way He has always provided for me and my family.  Many times, we can really testify to the faithfulness of God.  I hope you are encouraged by the Scripture on this card too.  God is our infinite source of strength and wisdom, if only we draw near to Him.


My second card is slightly more fun - I love colouring characters, and this new HLO: Girl with Present is so sweet.  Isn't she adorable?  The sentiment on a tag is from Lovely Lace set.



Thank you for stopping by.
Kary


Friday, June 21, 2013

Life

Hello Friends!  Hope your week was a nice one.  Happy it's Friday with Unity FWF.

When I got back to Perth, there was a box of Unity goodies waiting for me.  What a treat!


Here's the card I put together today, using the PH set Go to Your Happy Place and {a BIT} of Insta-Frames.  Love how the sets go together so well.  The frame was coloured with Distress Stains, and the PH image with Copics:
Train - E71, E74
Dog - R21, R32, E30, E31, E33, E35
Girl - Y11, Y38, Y28, R32, R35, R37, E50, E01, E13

Have a wonderful Friday, and thanks for visiting me!
Kary


Monday, June 17, 2013

WMS Blog Waltz - Summertime Fun

Hello! Wow, I can't believe it's the 17th of the month - time has really flown so quickly.  It's my second day back in Perth, and feeling a little sad, but cheering myself up joining the WMS Blog party ;) Since the theme is about Summer (though it's pretty cold downunder), I made a card about all the fun activities a kid could do in Summer.


If I were a kid again, I think these are the fun stuff I would definitely enjoy.  A ride in a spaceship, a cool car (perhaps not on the road, but maybe in a carnival) and of course a trip underwater.  All the images and sentiments are from the Half Pint Heroes stamp set, and the coloured with Copic markers.

Here's a little closer look at the card...
I added some glossy accents wherever there's glass on each of the vehicles.  I think this could be a fun card for a little boy.

I can't wait to see what exciting Summer projects everyone has made!

Thank you for visiting me.
Kary


Friday, June 14, 2013

If You Obey All The Rules...

It's Friday with Unity again - I'm sure we look forward to FWF Fridays :)

"If you obey all the Rules, you miss all the Fun"!  Don't you just love this quote?  If you ask my mum, she would say I am definitely not a Compliant person, and probably gave her the most headache growing up.  I think my life then revolved around having Fun!  However, I'm thankful I learnt boundaries and good Christian principles which provided direction :)


While packing, I came across an older KOM set - Simply Magical, I think a lot of the stamps in the kit have not been inked.  Just couldn't resist this quote and the handbag.

On a personal note, my holiday has come to an end, and today is my last day at home with my parents.  I can't believe time has gone by so quickly, but I am thankful for every day that I get to spend with them.  Monday it's back to work and a new job!  Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kary

Friday, June 7, 2013

Copics on Canvas


Happy Friday!  It's been a full-on week for me.  I've been catching up with friends whom I have not seen in ages, and having a great time.  Last night, I realised I don't have a Unity project for today, and whipped up a little something with the supplies left on my desk :)


I've never tried using Copics on sticky back Canvas before and this is my first attempt.  The flower stamp is from one of my favourite older Unity sets - Quiet Essence.

I stamped the flower using Memento Rich Cocoa onto the sticky back canvas.  The Copics I used are:
Flower, large petals - R32, R35, R37, R39
Flower, small petals - R81, R000
Flower centre - Y17, R30
Leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25
Background - Colourless blender and BG10

One thing I discovered, you have to be a little careful not to saturate the canvas with too much ink as it will bleed.  Just really light strokes of colour will suffice.

I adhered the canvas on a small piece of cardstock and then wrapped some tissue tape around the canvas.  To finish off the card, I added a small bunch of rosettes tied together, and added a swarovski crystal on the twine bow.

Hope you like the idea.

Thank you for visiting me, have a Great day!
Kary

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Inspired Stamps June Release

Welcome to the June Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek!  Today I'm showcasing two new His Little Ones characters.  They are so gorgeous!!  The first one is HLO : Sundress Girl.  She looks so happy and her sundress is so cute.
The second new HLO character is HLO : Heartholding Girl.  This little character is so versatile, she can be used on Valentine cards, Birthdays, Thinking of You, etc. 


I decided on a card with the Scripture sentiment, Jeremiah 29:13.  I thought the image goes so well with this sentiment.


I hope you are as excited as I am with these new characters.  Please click over to the Inspired Stamps Blog for more Sneak Peeks of the coming release out on this Friday.

Thank you for visiting me.
Kary

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sending Prayers

Hi, hope you had a good weekend!  I didn't get to do much except more packing and purging stuff :)  I didn't have time to craft, but, I have a card to share which I created for a Copics competition which closes today.  I'm not an expert with Copics nor feel my colouring is good enough for competitions but the push for me to send in a card, was because it is for a good cause.  This little card will be going to a little girl who is fighting cancer, and I hope she will like it.

I have friends who are fighting cancer and those who have overcome it, and it saddens my heart to hear of children who are fighting the same disease.  How I wish there is a disease-free world for kids!  My only consolation is I believe in God and I know He is in control over all our lives.

This little girl was coloured with Copic markers (obviously :)) and she is a stamp from La-La Land Summer Marci, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches Flap Happy

Thank you for visiting me.

Have a great week!
Kary

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