Tuesday 31 May 2016

A Simple Thanks....

And I spent a lovely afternoon making this card. She is so beautiful I took my time with her. It was quite fiddly cutting out all the flowers in her hair but I enjoyed it, nice and relaxing.

Papers: First Edition - Isabelle
Pearls: Ranger liquid pearls - White Opal


Unity FB Challenge & Mojo Monday Challenge

It's a beautiful day here in Scotland I have the french doors wide open right next to my craft desk, it's so relaxing.
This morning's card is a bit of a different one for me as it is a rectangle card but that is because I'm following the sketch on Mojo Monday Challenge.

I've also made it for the Unity weekly FB Challenge which is to use an Itty Bitty Stamp.

Stamps: Unity Stamps - Itty Bitty - Celebrate the everyday
Papers: Dovecraft - Tea House
Colouring medium: Spectrum Noir
Glitter: Cosmic Shimmer - Glitter Jewels


Thursday 26 May 2016

You Have My Heart

So this happened this evening.

Stamps: Window frame - Unity Stamps May KOTM
               Image & Sentiment - Unity Stamps George & Scarlett
Papers: MME - Lost & Found - Ruby


Makes you happy

Today's card is one using an image and sentiment from this month's Unity Stamps KOTM

Papers: American Crafts - Neopolitan


Wednesday 25 May 2016

Quick Tutorial on Paper Piecing.

A few ladies were asking me how I paper piece my images, well here is a very quick tutorial on how to. I'm planning on doing a videos very soon. Hubby is setting me up a frame for my camera so I can get good shots. So for now please excuse this not very good one and I'll do it again in video form soon.

I am using Tess Girl from Unity Stamps. The papers are Dovecraft - Floral Muse.

I've used Tess Girl as there are only 3 pieces and if you are new to paper piecing it is easier to start with the more larger pieces.

Stamp your image onto card. I use black memento and then a clear embossing powder. I do this because I find it is much easier to cut images out with a raised outline. I then colour in the hair and skin. I've used Copics for the skin tones and Shin Hans for the hair.

Ink up the part of your stamp that you need and place it flat down on your surface. Cut a piece of patterned paper big enough to stamp out the piece of clothing you need. Ie in this photo I'm stamping the trousers. Place straight onto the stamp pressing down firmly. Clear emboss.

This is a phot of how your image should look. I'm stamping the shoes in this paper. Tip: Leave an area around the piece you are stamping so you have something to hold while you emboss or you'll burn your fingers!!

Cut out your pieces. I've used a light paper so the lines will show well. 
I find these "snippet" scissors the best to use for the small images. The tips are sharp so they can cut intricate parts really well.

So here I have glued the shoes first as they are in effect the bottom layer and the trousers sit over the top. The blouse will be the last layer.

And here's your final image. Now I can just colour in her nails and necklace with a pen. Also the ground.

I hope this has helped you out for the ladies that asked :0)


Unity Stamps - May KOTM

My new Kit of the Month arrived from Unity Stamps and it's gorgeous. Think it might be my favourite yet!

Here is my first project made with the kit. I've used the frappucino cup of course! In case you didn't know I work at Starbucks. 

I wanted to keep it simple to show off the image. I've used linen card and Dylusions spray ink for the colour. 
I stamped the cup with memento ink and then clear embossed it. I've coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens. To make the plastic cup look a bit more effective I then stamped and clear embossed onto a piece of acetate, cut it out and then overlayed it onto the image. I think you can just about see here.

More from the kit later :0)


Friday 20 May 2016

Tess Girl

So I couldn't stop with the new stamps! Here's another card

Papers: Carta Bella - Beautiful Moments


Unity Show & Tell Challenge

So it's that time of the week again for the Unity Show & Tell FB page challenge. And it's "Use a Unity Girl". I had some new stamps delivered today and of course I had to use one of the new ones for the challenge.

Papers: MME - Jubilee
Hair: Shin Han pens

Isn't she lovely? You can find her here in the Unity Store. The sentiment is part of the kit.


Wednesday 18 May 2016

May your day be full of happy!

Today's card is just a simple , quick one.

Stamps: Unity Stamps - April KOTM

I have used my Cricut to make the base card, it also drew on the scribbled frame. I stamped the robin from the Unity April KOTM and clear embossed him. I then coloured him in with Spectrum Noir pens. The sentiment is also from the April KOTM which is also stamped in memento and clear embossing powder.

Sunday 15 May 2016

Dream without fear

So here's another card I made today. Days off work I love to craft it helps to destress me.

Papers: Recollections - Today, Tomorrow, Forever
Die: Sizzix - Tim Holtz
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Wink of Stella brush - Clear


Unity Show & Tell Challenge

This week's Unity Stamps Show & Tell FB Challenge is a photo challenge.

So out came a Unity butterfly stamp from the April KOTM.

Stamps: Unity Stamps April KOTM & Unity sentiment stamp
Inks: TH Distress Stains


Wednesday 11 May 2016

Unity stamps & Mojo Monday Challenge.

Second post of the day! This card I've made for the Mojo Monday Challenge. Here's the sketch

Here's my take on the sketch

Stamps: Unity Stamps - April Kit of the Month
Papers: Bo Bunny - Serenity


Be Brave Door Hanger

Today's make is a door hanger.

Stamps: Unity Stamps - Wren Girl
Papers: Studio Calico - Atlantic


Tuesday 10 May 2016

Unity Show & Tell Facebook Challenge

This week's Unity Show & Tell Facebook Challenge is a sketch.

So here's my take on the sketch

Papers: MME - Lost & Found Heirloom


Tuesday 3 May 2016

Unity Stamps FB Challenge

This week's Unity Show & Tell Challenge was to use an Itty Bitty Stamp from their range.

I've made a tag using one of the free ones that come with your order.

Stamps: Itty Bitty - You've captured my heart
Papers: Amy Tangerine - Yes Please


Dream Without Fear

My new Unity Kit of the Month arrived. And these two stamps are just part of the kit.

Stamps: Unity Stamps - April Kit of the Month 


Papers: Dovecraft - Floral Muse