Thursday, 7 June 2018

Some Bunny Loves You

Today's card features a Mama Elephant die and stamp set called "Honey Bunny".



Stamps: Mama Elephant - Honey Bunny
Dies: Leonie Pujol - All The Love
Punch: Martha Stewart
Colouring mediums: Copics, SU inks

Sharon
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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Framed Birthday

For today's card I've used 3 different stamp sets and I'd like to enter it into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Use More Than One Stamp"


For the background I die cut a stencil using a Sizzix thinlit paint splat die. I sprayed distress inks with water onto a heat mat and then smooshed the card with it.

Stamp sets: Mama Elephant - Little Agenda Frames
                   Clearly Besotted - All In Onsie
                   Walter & Winnie - Sentimental Birthday

Inks: Distress Inks - Ice Spruce & Peacock Feathers

Colouring medium - Copics

Sharon
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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Life Is Better...........

I had to get the next stamp set, love it! It's a new release from Lawn Fawn and it's called "Screen Time" I'm entering it into the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Stencil It! I've stencilled the inside circle with diamonds.
I'd also like to enter it into a new challenge I found called Lawn Fanatics  This one is a sketch challenge. I've altered it a little but hope it's ok.


                                                   


Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Screen Time
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop
Colouring Medium - Copics

Sharon
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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Dream!

Today's card has a lot of different stamp sets! I'd like to enter it into the new challenge on Sketch Saturday. 

                                                         
           
                                                  

I've rotated it 180 degrees just to be different.


Stamp sets: MFT - Magical Dragons, Your Next Stamp - Fur-ever Friends, Clearly Besotted - Sweet                     Little Sentiments, Mama Elephant - Little Agneda Frames & Pure Innocence
Papers: American Crafts - Star Shine
Dies: MFT - Peek a boo window & edge

Sharon
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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Sending Sunny Thoughts

It's been lovely over the past couple of days here in Scotland, a bit of warmth for a change!
Today's card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. It features a little girl with her umbrella which is usually apt for here.

The challenge is "Stencil It"


Stamp Set: MFT - Sunny Thoughts
Inks: Oxide - Fozziled Amber & Spiced Marmalade
Papers: MME - Quilting Bee

I have no idea who the circle stencil is by I have no packaging for it oops.

Sharon
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Thursday, 10 May 2018

A Fruity Birthday :0)

Today's card is featuring a stamp set by Clearly Besotted called "Feeling Fruity"


Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Feeling Fruity
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments
Die Cut: MFT blueprint
Papers: First Edition - Paradise Crush

I am entering this into the SSS Wednesday Challenge.

Sharon
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge & Less is More Challenge

This card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "For The Boys" and the Less is More Challenge which is a sketch



                                                                                         






Here's my card



Stamps: Clearly Besotted - All In Onsie 
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments
Colouring Medium: Copics

Sharon
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Unity New Releases

Unity Stamp Company have some awesome new releases out!

Here's a card I made using three of the six new releases.


I've used "I'm Obsessed Birdie Kit", "Many Happy Birdies Kit" and the "Look Up To You Birdies Kit". They've been coloured with Copics.
The papers are by Stampin' Up.

Sharon
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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Written in the Stars *

Today's card is featuring the gorgeous "Upon A Star" set from Lawn Fawn.


The background has been made using my Gelli plate. I got the pattern by using a scrunged up paper towel and dabbing it over the ink sprays. Really effective way of getting an interesting background.
I've coloured the images with Copics. 

I'd like to enter this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Animal Magic".

Sharon
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Unity Stamp Company's 10th Birthday!

                     
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Today we are celebrating Unity's 10th birthday. There are 6 new releases and also a freebie with purchase.

Blissfull Birthday (Freebie w/purchase)
Feel the Freedom (feather)
Focus on the Things (camera)
Margaret (AngieGirl)
You are Forever Beautiful
Obsessed with Floral
Rectangle Scalloped Border Stamp

You can see them all on the other DT girls blogs.

I've used two of the new releases:

this one is Focus on the Things. I've used Copics to colour the image.


And this one is Feel the Freedom. For this one I used Brushos for the main image and I also used a white pen to fill in some of the details. The background has been made with distress oxides and a variety of Jolanda stamp sets.


So all you have to do now to see all the gorgeous inspiration is to follow the blog hop, don't forget to go to the Unity blog as your last stop!!


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 MONDAY night.}
Good luck!!
Sharon
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Monday, 30 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

A new challenge and I've only just scraped through with it as it closes today! So it's the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. They are asking you for Flower Power!


Out came one of my many Gorjuss girls for this one. I've used Copics for her hair and skin and watercoloured the rest with distress inks.
For the background I used a TH sizzix die to make a stencil and then inked through that. For the leaves and flowers I have inked a piece of white paper and then cut out them out with dies.

Stamp: Gorjuss - Mad Hatter
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz - Mixed media #2
          Sizzix Tim Holtz - Holiday Greens
Inks: Distress inks: Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo & Seedless Preserves
Sentiment: Walter & Winnie - Sentimentals - Birthday

Sharon
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Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Happiest Of Birthdays



Today's card is for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes.

The Case this sketch challenge sketch looks like this


And here's my card


Stamps: Penny Black - Wonderful You & Winnie & Walter - Sentimental - Birthdays

I have coloured the image with Faber Casttell pencils and zest it.

Sharon
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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Dragon Birthday Wishes

I guess this one will still fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too as it's Anything Goes!


Stamps: MFT - Magical Dragons
              Winnie & Walter - Sentimental - Birthday
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop
         Sizzix - Rainy Days & Sunshine
Papers: MME - Quilting Bee
Colouring medium - Copics

Sharon
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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Super Birthday!

Here's another card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Caped Cuties
Dies: MFT Peek a boo
Colouring medium: Copics
Patterned Paper: American Crafts

I love this cute set and think the paper works really well with the set. I cut around the stamps using my Scan and Cut. 

Sharon
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

New challenge from SSS Wednesday Challenge and it's Anything Goes! Nice and easy :0)


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Coffee & Tea
Die: Sizzix Thinlit - Borders

I watercoloured the background using some watercolour paints with a wash. The latticed overlay has been made with a die from a Sizzix thinlit set. It is a small panel so I die cut a square of them with 4 panels. The coffee cup has been coloured with Copics.

Have a lovely day :0)

Sharon
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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Loads of Fun Sparkle Card

Most of the UK have a lovely sunny day but as is usual Scotland is overcast with rain so it's crafting time before I go back to work tomorrow.
And here's my third and final card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


I used a glitter patterned paper for this one. I also used the die cut a bit differently.
I've die cut the basket full of washing die onto the top layer and placed the die which has been paper pieced flat onto the bottom layer. 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Loads of Fun
Papers: First Edition - Isabella ( half of the papers have a glitter effect)
Decorative border - Martha Stewart

Have a good Sunday!

Sharon
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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thanks!

Another card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme is "Sparkle & Shine" I managed to add a little shine with some tiny gold sequins. :0)
I coloured the images with a watercolour pen and distress oxide inks.



Stamps: Your Next Stamp - Scarf Weather
Inks: Distress Oxides.

Sharon
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the theme is "Sparkle & Shine".

Here's my card quite hard to show in the photo but I've used a sparkle pen on the leaves and his hat.


You can see a little bit of the sparkle here


Stamps: Your next stamp - Scarf Weather
Sentiment: Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Birthday
Papers: Craft Sensations
Dies: MFT Peek a boo die
Colouring medium: Copics

Have a good day

Sharon
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Loads Of Fun!

Here's a card that I made just for fun featuring the Lawn Fawn set called Loads of Fun.


Stamp set: Lawn Fawn - Loads Of Fun
Papers: First Edition - Wanderlust

I have paper pieced all the main images with the Wanderlust papers. 

Sharon
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

You fill my day with colour!!!

Well I had to do one more lol
This card is again for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Add some texture.


I've used distress oxide inks for the background and to colour the crayons. I've white embossed the crayons to give them some texture.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Color & Sunshine
                                                YOU + ME
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks - spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber & cracked pistachio

Sharon
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Happy Sunday with Sunshine & Rainbows!

The sun is out! Although  it's a bit chilly it's warmer than it has been of late here in Scotland. Today I get a day off work so after all the houseworks been done I'm crafting :0)

So today's card is featuring the Sending Birthday Sunshine & Rainbows set.



Stamp set: Mama Elephant - Rain or Shine
Die: Memory Box - Splashing Puddles

I've used copics to colour the main images. Bit hard to see in the pic but to each raindrop and splash I've added some liquid glass and of course some lovely little white iridescent sequins.

Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

Sharon
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Friday, 13 April 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Lol sorry I'm having so much fun doing the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges that I have another one , totally different from my last one.



I covered a blank card base with a paper from a MME pad called My Girl. 
I've then used an MFT die set called Peek A Boo and used 3D pads to build it up onto the patterned paper.
The images were then stamped with black ink and then I clear embossed over the ink. For me this helps the copics to not bleed so much. Then they were coloured.
I cut them out using my Scan & Cut to get a little border around them.
They were then adhered to the card using 3D pads.
And to finish off I used one of my favourite embellishments , sequins!!!

I hope the weather is better where you are as it's been raining all day here in Scotland!! But at least it's an ideal craft day. 

Sharon
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Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop

Hi there it's that time again the Unity Stamp Company blog hop!

We have 5 new Cuddlebugs releasing. They are all available here in the Unity Stamp Company store. Now unfortunately I didn't get to make any projects with them but the other DT girls have done an amazing job on showcasing them. So just follow the list for the blog hop and you'll see them all.

I did get time however to make a page in my planner featuring the set which is being given away as a freebie with each $75 order!! And let me tell you it's a real stunner! I couldn't believe it was a freebie!
But don't worry even if you don't spend the $75 then you can buy Planner Gal for $24.

Planner Gal Kit: Unity Unies
And here is my planner page.


Don't forget the Membership kits are still available. I made two projects featuring the April KOTM and a card featuring the April Uniquely Unity kit.
Full description further down my blog.





So here's the blog hop list and don't forget to finish up with the Unity blog



There's two chances to win and the winners will be announced on the Unity blog Monday night.

Good luck!

Sharon
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

The new SSS Wednesday Challenge is up and it's Add Some Texture and use Tim Holtz products if you can.

So my card has a lot of texture :0)


To start with I took a piece of white card and using the border die from Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles and edged it. I then cut out the diamond die from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media die set and used it as a stencil with vintage photo distress ink. The little houses and trees are from Tim Holtz City scape, Surburbia set. I've used lots of textures for these. Cork, metallic card, patterned paper and vellum. Then I layered the whole thing onto a blank Kraft card.

Have a good day!

Sharon
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Another one for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Well I think this card will fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge too!! I've used a really cute stamp set by Lawn Fawn called "Loads of Fun".


I have fun making this shaker card. I thought the little sequins would look like suds. I've paper pieced and coloured with copic pens for this one. 

Stamp set: Lawn Fawn - Loads of Fun
Papers: My Minds Eye - Quilting Bee
Frame: Creative Expressions

Have a good day!

Sharon
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Unity Stamps - April's Uniquely Unity Kit

Afternoon from a very rainy and windy Scotland. I forgot to post this card at the beginning of the month so here it is ....



Unity Stamps has a monthly kit called Uniquely Unity among it's many others. 
You can find it here.

Uniquely Unity

And here's a card I made with it


The takeaway cup has patterned paper for the main base and I've used a lovely pink vellum for the lid and butterflies. I cut the sentiment up into smaller bits and layered it onto black card.

Stamp set: Unity Stamps - Uniquely Unity (April)
Papers: Pebbles - Girl Squad

Sharon
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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi there so I decided to make another card for the SSS Wednesday Challenge as I enjoyed making the last one so much lol. As it's their celebrating their 9th birthday the theme for the challenge is Happy Birthday!


Today I've used the set from Mama Elephant called Rain or Shine and also a Blueprint die. All the images have been coloured with Copics and I've used some sparkle pen on the flowers, rainbow and sun. On the little water droplets I've used some liquid glass.



Happy Sunday

Sharon
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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

I found this challenge just recently it's the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. So today I've joined in as they're giving away a great prize for nine lucky people.


The challenge is Happy Birthday as it's their 9th birthday.

Here's my card 


I've used the Simon Says Stamp "You + Me" set for the background. And the "Ice Cream Dream" set for the main image and sentiments.
I've used Copics to colour in the fun lolly. I've even added some glitter sparkle pen. 

It was pretty hard to get a good pic as we have brilliant sunshine after all of yesterday's snow!

Have a good day!

Sharon
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Monday, 2 April 2018

More from the Unity Stamps April KOTM

So today the weather was so bad and I was off work so what better way to spend the day than crafting :0)
Back to Unity's April Kit Of The Month and this time I used the image of the girl and the eye of the beholder sentiment.
I bought a plain wooden box from The Range for about £1 a few weeks ago. And now I got a chance to use it to make a pretty mixed media box.


(I  had to go outside with the snow coming down to take pics lol)

This is the top of the box.


And here's a side view. 


It's amazing what you can make with just a plain wooden box!

Sharon
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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Unity Stamps April Kit of the Month



Hey there today's the day for the brand new Unity Kit of the Month for April. It's another stunner!

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Isn't it gorgeous? To start with I've used two images and one sentiment from the kit on just one card. I'm sure I'll be using more in the coming month! 
So I made this mixed media card.


I wanted to get lots of texture on this one so I started off with a layer of cork. (lol it was actually a sunny day in Scotland for a change so I got a bit of a shadow). I also cut out a frame with the cork.
I then took some textured cardstock and stencilled the hexagon pattern onto it with some oxide ink.
The actual front panel is greyboard covered in white top layer so it had the ideal surface to use oxide inks on.
I've used a few different stamps on top including the hive image from the KOTM.  
The main image was stamped onto white card and inked. I went over the bee with another layer of the inks but I watercoloured with them.
The sentiment was stamped onto white card and edged with oxide inks.
Just a few sequins to finish off. 

Look out for more projects featuring the KOTM in the next few days.

Sharon
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New Releases From Unity Stamp Company




Unity has some new releases this week. :0) Real cuties too!!

I've made two cards using two of the new releases.

My first card is using this little cutie! He's called Cuddlebug Dragon. You can find him here in the Unity store.
Cuddlebug Dragon
I've used Copic pens to colour him. 


Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Cuddlebug Dragon (by Tierra Jackson) & Time To Be Happy Again ( Stitching).

My next card is featuring Cuddlebug Fishy, he's here in the Unity store.

                                   


Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Cuddlebug Fishy (by Tierra Jackson).
Die: Sizzix Thinlit - Circle Mask
Papers: First Edition - Beyond The Shore

There's lots more new Cuddlebugs in the Unity Store :0)

Sharon
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