Thursday, November 8, 2018

Unity Special Hop with My Sweet Petunia

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today we are so excited to celebrate the Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) collaboration hop.
Lots of great new releases & prizes! Read on to find out how to win.

I'd have to say I LOVE my MISTIs (err... yes I have 3 of them!) and stamping is so easy with the MISTI tool.  I don't have to worry about imperfect stamp impressions and alignment issues anymore.

We are hopping on the blog and over at Instagram.
I am sharing different sets of cards here and on Instagram, so please click over to my Instagram page to view the rest.

Let's get into the cards :)

Coloured with Copic markers, MFT dies
I just love this cute mouse from Special Delivery Mouse set by Lisa Glanz.

Copic markers, Unity Cinderella Sequins, MFT & Wplus9 dies
Next is this beautiful poinsettia stamp Whatever Keeps You Warm by Graciellie Design.

Copic colouring, background with Kuretake Gansai watercolors, MFT & Wplus9 dies
Lastly, this beautiful set A Time of Peace by Tierra Jackson makes a gorgeous Christmas card.

Please click over to either the Unity blog or My Sweet Petunia blog for the entire list of everyone participating on the blog hop today.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away PLUS a $60 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. You have until Monday, November 12th to leave a comment. Winners will be picked and announced Tuesday, November 13th on the Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Unity Hop - Beth Duff Release {25 Oct 2018}

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Unity Stamp Company - Beth Duff  Designs blog hop! Today, we are hopping with Beth's Design Team to celebrate the release of her Stamp line with Unity.

We are hopping both on the blog and over at Instagram.  Please also visit my Instagram page as I'm sharing a different set of cards there from this release.

I am so excited because this is such a fantastic release!

The first stamp set is "Let Your Hair Down". This is such a fun set and I love the sweet girls. On the card below I added a flower to her hair from "Choose What To Become".
Make sure you click over to Instagram to see another card with this stamp set.

Next set is "Invest in Yourself".

Here is my last card using the set, "Serenity is Peace" and I absolutely LOVE this set!

Dies used - Stitched Rectangle Frames (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Windy Backdrop (Lawn Fawn), Leafy Tree Backdrop (Lawn Fawn) and Paddington Street Lamp (MFT), Galactic Cover die (Mama Elephant), Stitched Hillside borders (Lawn Fawn)
I created a scene card with shimmery background and added a flower (from "Choose What To Become") at the bottom of the card.

I hope you like these new sets.
Here is the list of everyone hopping today...

Comment as you hop along to win some prizes.
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. {We will announce the winners on the Unity blog TUESDAY night.}

Thank you so much for stopping by.



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Unity Hop {26 July 2018}

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Unity Hop!  I'm so glad you stopped by. I've been busy trying to squeeze in every spare time I have to create because I LOVE this week's new Release.

The weather has been so cold and wet here and I'm almost dressed like this every day :)

I did a lot of fussy cutting around the sentiment - I really enjoy doing this.

I love creating clouds that look like snow.  To add the effect, I pounced the dauber onto the card for some additional texture.

Creating a wintry scene with this next stamp - I love a white Christmas :) It's always summer where I am end of the year.

I had to share this card because I love the image. When I coloured and created the card, I didn't know it was a self portrait of Angie Blom. I think she did an awesome job!

Lastly, I have to share two of my favourite cards from the July KOTM.

Thank you so much for visiting me.

Here is the full list of all of us who are hopping today:

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Unity Hop {14 June 2018}

Hello Everybody!

Today is a Special hop celebrating the new Graciellie Design release at Unity.
We also have Graciellie's Design Team hopping with us.  I'm sure there's lots of inspiration along the way :)

My first card uses the stamp set Blossom & Flourish.
Copic markers, dies by Avery Elle and Altenew

My second card is from the set Tea Cup Floret. I love this huge stamp and it was so fun to add colour to it.
Copic markers, Lawn Fawn die, gems by Pretty Pink Posh

Have you seen the Unity Kits this month?  My favourite is the Sentiment Kit - Every Single Day.

Every Single Day {june 2018 sentiment kit}

Copic markers, MFT dies
Thank you for visiting me... and

here is the full list of everyone hopping today.

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Kary - you are here

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!

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!