Thursday, December 18, 2014

Unity Thursday Hop {18-12-2014}

Hello Unity peeps! So close to the end of the year and I'm not ready to say goodbye to 2014.  So many wonderful memories and lots to be thankful for.

For the hop today, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favourite Phyllis Harris stamps released last month.  They are my absolute favourite!  I hope you'll like the cards.  I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you SO much for all your lovely comments - they lift my spirits and make my day!  I also feel so honoured and so blessed to be a part of the wonderful Unity team.  How I love this craft community. Mmmwah!! :)

Copic markers used : Girl (B91, B93, B95, B97, E50, E01, E13, Y11, Y35, Y28), Boy (BG53, C1, BV000, E50, E01, E13, R59, R56, R35), Boat (BG10, BG000, R59, R24), Sand (E11, E41, E35), Water (BG10, BG0000)

Copic markers : Girl (E50, E01, E13, R20, E99, E97, E000, E11, R59, R56, R35, R32), Horse (E44, E43, E42, E41).

Have a wonderful time this Christmas with your family and friends and another exciting year in 2015!

Take care & Hugs,

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Christmas Gift with Inspired Stamps

Today we are sharing a Christmas gift with Inspired Stamps.  I have been making quite a few Christmas ornaments to share with my friends lately.  It's a fun project and the kids love it.

I used the HLO:Winter Boy for this ornament. I added some coloureing with Copic Markers and paper pieced his outfit and his hat.  I added some die-cut trees in the background and some snow glitter so the kids can shake it like a snow globe.

I added the red twine and some bells on the top of the ornament.  Here's another view of the ornament...
Thank you for visiting me.  I hope you'll click on the links on the sidebar to view more gift ideas from the rest of the Design Team.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Unity Thursday Hop {04-12-2014}

Hello Friends!  So glad you are able to join us once again this week for the Unity Thursday hop.  I can't believe we are already in December and 3 weeks away from Christmas.  Hope your preparation for the season is going well.

My first card is using the new KOTM December kit.

I absolutely love the images in this kit - I say this all the time, don't I?  :)
Here's my card:

Next, I have some cute Christmas cards using the new kit by Susan Weckesser, Very, Very Merry.

Thank you for visiting me and enjoy the hop!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Unity Thursday Hop {20-11-2014}

Woo-hoo, it's Brown Thursday at Unity and Angela has put together some awesome sales!!  There are some fabby new releases and I can't wait to share them with you.

Firstly, there are some really wonderful Phyllis Harris sets!! Here is my favourite..

Next there's this cute set of little birdies - they are just SO Adorable!!

Hop along with us because we have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.

Thanks for visiting me.  Time to go shopping :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Unity Thursday Hop {06-11-2014}

Thursday hop is here again with Unity!  I hope you are well and having a nice week.  I have been so busy at work lately and losing track of not sure if that is a good thing or not.

This week I celebrated my birthday.  It was fun hanging out with friends and I'm so thankful for their love and kindness.  I feel totally blessed!

My card today uses the stamp from November KOTM.  I simply love this poppies image - totally ignorant of plants I'm guessing they are poppies.  If you are considering subscribing to the KOTM, don't hesitate a second longer - they are filled with some fabulous images and you will be stamping all month long and looking out for the next set to come.  Read all about it here.

And now, time to check out the awesome offers this week!!

Thank you for visiting me!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Inspired Stamps November Release

Welcome to the new Inspired Stamps November release!  More Hymn Girls in this release and an important announcement of the Inspired Stamps webstore.  From this month, Inspired Stamps store has moved to Etsy -

For the November release, I'm showcasing the 4x6 set Hymn Girl Banner.  This is a fun set which you can use with any ornament on the banner.  On my card, I used a strand of twine instead of string stamp for more dimension. 

Please visit the Inspired Stamps blog for more peeks of the new Releases. 

You will be pleased to know there will be FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS $25 and over for US (plus Antoinette will take $5 off shipping of orders outside US) now through November 30th.  COUPON CODE IS:  inspiredstampsFS

Thank you for visiting me.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rejoice Always

Today's Inspired Stamps project is a Scripture card.  Did you know that Inspired Stamps have a huge selection of 2x2 Scripture stamps - they are such good value at just $3.99 each.

The 2x2 single Scripture stamp I used on my card is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  The Scripture sentiments are so easy to work with and they can be the focal point on cards. 

Lately I have been playing with the shimmer sprays and making my own background paper.  The photo doesn't show up well the embossed frame on the background paper and the embossed edges of the Scripture sentiment piece.

Only a week away before the November release day...  there's some lovely new sets out next week! Hope you'll be back to visit us on November 5th.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unity Thursday Hop {22-10-2014}

Time to hop with Unity!!  This week, there's some Awesome new releases just in time for Christmas and the holidays.  If you are thinking of making Christmas cards, you gotta go shopping :)

This has got to be one of my fave Angie girl set - Christine.  Love her outfit and the beautiful sentiment.  She is coloured with Copics (R39, R37, R35, R32, E13, E01, E50, E99, E15, E13) and I added some fine glitter on the white bits of her outfit, hat and boots.

Next is this cute little deer...

Check out all the Reindeer stamps at the Unity store!

That's all from me, hope you'll enjoy the hop!

Take care!

Scripture Tag

Hello, today I have a simple tag project to share using Inspired Stamps Scripture set John 10:17-18 and Laying Sheep.

The Scripture is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  When cool I added some Distress stains on the tag and spritzed some shimmer sprays on it.  The little lamb was stamped on white cardstock and cut out and adhered to the tag with some pop dots.  For some interest, I added a couple of bells at the ends to the twine.

Thank you for visiting me.  Have a great day!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unity Thursday Hop {16-10-2014}

It's my favourite day of the week! I'm positive you will love the Awesome Phyllis Harris Unity releasing today and I can't wait to share them with you.

How about some non-traditional Christmas colours?  Always partial to orange and blue colour combo, and thought it would be nice to try that on a Christmas card.

Look forward to hear what you think... :)

Next is a more traditional Christmas card.

Love how serene this little girl looks.  It has been so hot this week, and I'm half wishing for some winter weather ;)

That's it from me, and I'm sure you can't wait to finish the hop and shop!

Thank you for visiting me.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WMS Pajama Party - Oct 2014

Hello!  Today I have a WMS card to share, and playing along with the WMS Pajama Party.  Love the new stamps and I received them just in time yesterday.

I didn't have much time to make all the cards I had hoped to but it's ok.  I really LOVE the new snowflake dies and in some ways my card works for two of the challenges - Texturise it and Snow is Falling.

I used the snowflake dies to emboss the blue cardstock and stamped the snowflakes with Memento Luxe, Wedding Dress - I am really loving this inkpad, see how white the ink is.

I've been wanting to use this older set for a long while on a one layer card.  So, here it is:

To add a little interest, I used the coordinating die and embossed the top edges of the mountain scene.  Here's the close up...

That's all I managed to make this time.  Looking forward to see everyone's amazing projects.

Thank you for visiting me.

Friday, October 10, 2014

12 Weeks of Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are following the Inspired Stamps 12 Weeks of Christmas Cards!  This week, I'm having some fun with Stencils.  Stencils are so hot right now - though I'm not into mixed media, I can't help but have some fun with them.

There are so many fun ways you can use a stencil.  The easiest method I think is using Spritz with the stencil.  Here I've used a chevron stencil and spritzed some gold and clear shimmer sprays.  It's not perfectly even and there's some splatters of ink but it's ok.

Next, I played with Embossing paste.  Place a stencil over the cardstock.

Spread a thin layer of Embossing paste over the stencil. I also spritzed some shimmer sprays over the Embossing paste.  Then lift the stencil from the cardstock.

 Here's the end result.  Let it dry for about an hour before using.

And here are the cards using the above stencil techniques:

The stamps I used are HLO Angel and the Scripture sentiment Luke 2:13-14, and you can see the chevron stencil piece behind the stamp images.

For this card, I used the Scripture sentiment Luke 2:11 with the Embossing paste piece in the background.

I hope you'll try these techniques with stencils and have a great weekend!

Thank you for visiting me.