Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Unity!!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to a special Unity Hop!!

Today we are celebrating Unity's 10th Birthday!
Congrats to Angela and the Unity team!

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So many Awesome new kits and you know Angela is going to have something special for Unity fans. Let's get straight into it...

Lately I'm practising with Prismacolor pencils. I must admit it takes much longer to achieve the same results compared to copics but the process is relaxing. 
Products used : Unity Obsessed with Floral, Prismacolor pencils, Hello die from Pink & Main, Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.
Products used : Unity Focus on the Things, Prismacolor pencils, Background die from Lil Inker Designs, Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn.

Products used : Unity Blissful Birthday, Copic Markers, Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.

Products used : Unity Feel the Freedom, Prismacolor pencils, Diamond Chevron die from Lil Inker Designs, Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.

Products used : Unity You are Forever Beautiful, Copic markers, Layered Plaid Cover Die B from Altenew.

Products used : Unity Angie Girl - Margaret, Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles and Border die from MFT.

Lastly, look at this lovely mermaid from the May KOTM! I love her!!

Products used : May KOTM, Prismacolor pencils, Wave Elle-ments from Avery Elle.

Thank you for stopping by.
Here is the list of all of us hopping today...

Kary - you are here!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beyond Basics Background - Thanks

I seldom create backgrounds that are elaborate as most of my work are fast and easy due to my busy life. Today I took a little extra time to create a background that has several techniques inspired by the Class Beyond Basics Backgrounds.

The Altenew products I used are

Mandala Die set

Thanks Die - Altenew
Thanks die
Daisy Stamp Set - Altenew
Daisy Stamp set

Here's my card

Using the Mandala die, I die-cut it with kraft cardstock. Then I placed the die-cut over a piece of watercolour cardstock and spritzed some gold, red and green shimmer colours. When everything is dry, I took the die-cut and added Versamark all over the mandala section and gold heat embossed it and adhered it to the watercolour cardstock. 

Next for the sentiment, I die-cut the word "Thanks" on white and black cardstock so that I have 3 pieces for each of them. I stacked and adhered the white together then the black. On the white die-cut I pressed the Versamark inkpad over it and heat embossed with orange embossing powder. I repeated this twice. Then I adhered the orange die-cut to the black and offset it a little. 

For the flower, I used the Daisy stamp with Summer Afternoon inks and used Prismacolors for added definition near the flower centre. I stamped the leaves with Green Fields inks. All the images were then fussy cut out.

I adhered the sentiment to a strip of black and gold cardstock and placed the daisy and leaves as shown. To finish off the card, I added some floral sequins with silver stickles in the centres.

It has been fun to churn out the cards for the AECP assignments this weekend and I had so much fun with the various techniques.

See you!

Watercolour Bamboo Rose

The Altenew products I used are

Bamboo Rose Stamp Set
Bamboo Rose stamp set
Rose Flurries 3D Die Set
Hello Sunshine Stamp Set - Altenew
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Hello Sunshine stamp set

Here's my card

On a piece of Canson watercolour cardstock, I stamped the roses, leaves and berries with Versamark and white heat embossed it. With various Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush I coloured the images.  Then I used Caribbean Sky ink diluted with water and fill in the sections between the stamped images.

I used a sentiment from the Hello Sunshine stamp set on vellum and white heat embossed it. Next, I die-cut the leaves and the tiny flower using the Rose Flurries die set on white cardstock. I used copic markers to colour the die-cuts.

To assemble the card, I cut a frame with orange cardstock and adhered the sentiment on the bottom section and a thin orange strip to ground it.  Then I adhered the leaf and flower die-cuts just next to the sentiment.

The watercolouring was so relaxing and something that I don't do very often.

Have a great day!

Thankful for your Friendship

What kind of cards do you make most?

I think I do a lot of birthdays and friendship themed cards. Today, I have a card which looks simple but took some effort to put together.  The card was inspired by the class Impressive Heat Embossing.

The Altenew products I used are:

Cross Stitch Flower Stamp
Here's my card

I was inspired by the multi-coloured embossing powder card.  For my card, instead of using different embossing powders, I decided to use clear embossing with coloured inkpads.  The Altenew inkpads I used are Evergreen, Forest Glades, Velvet, Crimson, Rouge and Blush.

First I die-cut the flower using white cardstock. Next I stamped a layer of the cross stitch flower with coloured inkpad, then stamped it again with Versamark. Then I poured clear embossing powder on the stamped section and heat embossed it.  I repeated this process for each of the layers.

The tiny butterfly was stamped and heat embossed the same way on another piece of cardstock and cut it out. I thought it would be nice to have some dimension for the butterfly and I adhered it to the cross stitch flower piece with foam adhesive.

To finish off the card, the sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock.  I snipped the ends of the sentiment piece and adhered it to the card with foam adhesive.

I hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

When I Think of You

Today's card was inspired by Nina-Marie's card with lots of colourful balloons in a white background.
My take is slightly different :) I decided on a white background with monochromatic leaves and a burst of colour with a bright pink flower.

The Altenew products I used are

Build-A-Rose set
Dotted Scales Debossing Cover die
Here's my card...

To create the monochromatic background, I used the 3rd layer leaf stamp and stamped it on white cardstock using Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades inks. Then I die-cut the background with the Dotted Scales Debossing Cover die and cut it slightly smaller than the cardbase.

Next I stamped the Rose and leaves on another piece of white cardstock and die-cut them out. The inks I used are Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen and Jet Black.

For the sentiment, I decided to split the sentiments into two tones. I stamped "I Smile" using Black ink on white cardstock and the bottom half of the sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed. Then I adhered the black strip just below the top sentiment where it should be.

To finish the card, I assembled it and popped the flowers and leaves with foam adhesive for some added dimension.

Last week I just couldn't put a card together so I'm super glad to be more productive this weekend.

Have a lovely day!


Today's class is all about colour and it's my favourite thing to play with colours.

My inspiration is based on this fun photo.

The Altenew product I used is this cute die - Spring Shower Cover die.


Just a simple card with bursts of colours.

I die-cut a white cardstock and a kraft cardstock with the Spring Shower Cover die and saved all the die-cut pieces.  With copic markers I coloured some of the leaves and flowers.  The leaves are adhered back to the negative cover die-cut.  The flowers are stacked with the smaller die-cuts and adhered with foam adhesive.  To finish off the card, I added jewels on the flower centres and sprayed my favourite Sparkle shimmer spray from high.

I guess this is not my usual style but it's fun to try something different.

Thanks for visiting me, and 
have a great day!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Unity Hop {12 April 2018}

Hello Unity Peeps!
So glad that you're hopping with us today.

Here's what Angela and Whitney have in store this week... yay new releases!

I am excited about this adorable seahorse!

Next is this penguin - just the cutest, don't you agree?

This month's sentiment kit is so elegant.  Love the swan.
Here are a couple of card ideas using April's KOTM

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Please head over to Kris Lancaster's blog - I'm sure she'll be sharing some amazing ideas.

Here is the hop list in case you need it:

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