Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Beth Duff Designs & Kindred Spirit Stamps Collab

Hi there 
Today I would like to show you two cards I made for the Beth Duff & Kindred Spirit Collaboration. 
My first is a Beth Duff Designs set called Adventures Abroad - Hawaii.
I made it into a little shaker card. 

My next card is using a set by Kindred Stamps called Family is Forever


So here's what you need to do :0)
Thank you for joining us on the Kindred Stamps/Beth Duff Designs collaboration hop! We hope you've enjoyed the pairing of these sets. 
For joining us, we have a little gift for you! Kindred Stamps has a free digital downloadable passport available. Then you will want to visit each blog on this hop, download the free digi, color it, add it your passport, and submit it to the album in the Kindred Stamps Fan Club and Unicorn Crafts Facebook groups to be entered into our giveaways! Each company will be hosting a different giveaway. The opportunity to play will end December 30th for each company!

Here's the free digi from my blog


Unfortunately, due to the closure of Beth Duff Designs, the physical sets may be out of stock but all of the sets used will be offered in a digital bundle from Dec 8-11! Be sure to join the Kindred Stamps Fan Club and Unicorn Crafts to see more from our teams.  

Molly Dagg is also hopping as a DT member today.

Have fun and good luck!!!

Sharon
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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cute Card Thursday & Beth Duff Designs

The week's are flying!! It's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge.
This week our theme is

Festive Colours


I've used a super cute image called "All Yeti For" it's a new Winter release by Beth Duff Designs.

I've made the background with  a Distress Oxide ink called Candied Apple and sprayed a little water onto it for some texture. The cute little yetis have been coloured with Copics,oh and the same for the little robin on his head lol.

This week we are sponsored by Kinda Cute.
The prize from Kinda Cute will be 3 digital stamps chosen by the winner from the Kinda Cute Store.  

Have fun and good luck x

Sharon
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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Cute Card Thursday

This week's challenge for Cute Card Thursday is

Stars

Here's my mixed media card


I've coloured the image with oxide inks and added a little bit of copics to make the images stand out. 

Stamp: Studio Light - Art by Marlene - Stamp BM01

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps

Good Luck 

Sharon
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Friday, 9 November 2018

Unity Stamp Company & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop



Today we at Unity Stamp Company are collabarating with My Sweet Petunia.

I'd like to show you 4 projects from new releases from Unity. 

My first is a kit called Shakin' Things Up.

                                          
And here's my card


I've fussy cut the image and coloured the base and owl with copics. I then added glitter to the snowflakes and adhered the sentiment with some 3D pads to make it stand out. 

These two are from a kit called Wishing & Wishing by Lisa Glanz

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I've teamed up this cute little image with some patterned papers and die cuts. The image has been coloured with Copics and I've added a little glitter to the dandelion and seeds.


I've again coloured the image with Copics and die cut him with a circle die. I've used patterned papers and dies again to finish the card. 

My third card has been made with a kit called "Warm & Cozy Season".

                                
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The image has been paperpieced and Ive added some puffy snow to look like fur on her collar and for the bobble on her hat. The snowflake has been embossed with gold WOW powder.

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.

So if you would like a chance to win one of these fab prizes just hop along with us!!

ALL OF THE HOP LIST IS ON THE UNITY STAMP COMPANY or MY SWEET PETUNIA BLOG 

Links here:



Have Fun and Good Luck!!!

Sharon
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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week;s Cute Card Thursday Challenge theme is

"Snowflakes"

Here's my card


I have used:

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Burst of Flakes
              Altenew - Halftone Holidays
Embossing Powders: WOW - Pearl Gold Sparkle & Black Twinkle
Wooden Embellishments

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up. One lucky winner will receive 2 free digis from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop.

Good Luck!

Sharon
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Quack the duck

The theme for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is Anything Goes. We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week and one lucky winner will get to choose 3 digi images from them.

I'd also like to enter this card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and again that is Anything Goes.

Here's my card


I've used 2 stamp sets from AALL and Create for my card. 
Quack the Duck & #50.

First I created a mask from a circle die. The background is made with Brushos and a little water. I then stamped images from the #50 stamp set in black versafine. I stamped and embossed the duck and coloured him with Copics and then used 3D pads to adhere him to the background. I love the little sentiment and coloured the "quack" with copics. Just added some sequins to finish it off.

Sharon
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Friday, 26 October 2018

Unity Stamp Company & Beth Duff Designs Blog Hop

                                                     
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Today at Unity Stamp company we are hopping with Beth Duff Designs

We have 6 new releases and I am showing you 3 of these new releases on my blog but you can see all the new releases by following the blog hop. 

For my first card I have used "Peppermint Mocha"

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I have stamped the images onto white card then paperpieced them onto vellum. I then fussy cut them. 
For the background I have used an embossing folder with gold foil to make a distressed look.


Here's a close up.


Next up is a set called "Serenity is Peace".


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For this card I have stamped out the images and used Copic markers to colour them in. I stamped the tree stamp onto vellum to make a backdrop for the girl.


And lastly we have a set called "Warmth of Home".

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I have stamped out the images onto white card and then paper pieced them. I've used a kraft card blank for this one.


So don't forget to hop along with us for some fantastic projects and to enter into our giveaway. So next on the hop is Shemaine.

Here's the full list

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.

Winners will be announced on the Unity blog on Tuesday night.

*We also have an instagram hop going on too if you'd like to join in *.

Have fun and good luck :0)

Sharon
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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is

Sparkles


For my card I have used WOW embossing powders to make it sparkle!



Sentiment: Altenew - Halftone Holidays
Embossing Powders: WOW - Lilac shimmer & Magical Mauve & Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing glitter 

This week we are sponsored by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez. The winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Kinda Cute store.

Good Luck!

Sharon
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

It's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme this week is

Halloween

We are sponsored by All Dressed Up this week. This week's challenge winner will receive two free digis of their choice from Wendy’s Etsy shop.

So here's my card and I've used the "Have a magical evening" image.

 

I've made an oxide ink background using colours Seedless Preserves and Pickled Rasberries.
The circles are clear embossed and they are from a stamp set by Creative Expressions - Loopy Textures & Elements.
The stitching stamps are by Unity Stamps and are from a Layers of Life set.
I've coloured the image using Copics.

Have a good week 

Sharon
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Friday, 5 October 2018

New Releases From Unity Stamp Company

Unity Stamp Company have several new releases and a massive sale going on.

And the four new Angie girls/guys are only $10!!! The new release planner girl is just $7.69.

So first up is two new Angie guys, Brian and Zeke Guy.


This is Brian Guy. I have paper pieced his outfit and used Copics to colour his skin and hair. The stars are a die by Sizzix. The sentiment is part of the Brian Guy kit.


Next is Zeke Guy. I think he looks super cool in his paper pieced outfit. Again I've used Copics for the skin and hair. 


Now onto the two new pretty Angie Girls. They are called Clara Girl and the other kit is called Seasons of Life.

Here's Clara Girl. She reminds me of my teenage daughter , messy bun and always on the laptop. But I'm sure you can all relate to someone you know.  I've coloured her with just Copics.


And here's the Seasons of Life kit. Again she's been coloured with Copics too. 


And lastly we have the Itty Bitty planner girl Spooky Girl.  To make the background I used seedless preserve and spiced marmalade oxide inks. I splashed a little water onto it to get the washed out bits. I then used the bubble stamp from the Unity stamp set - You Can Do It to stamp onto the background with black ink. I then highlighted the bubbles with a white pen. The circle die is from Memory Box and is called Circle Burst.  Spooky Girl has been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is part of the kit.


I hope I've inspired you to go shopping and buy these beautiful kits. 

Have a great weekend. 

Sharon
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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Cute Card Thursday

This week's theme for Cute Card Thursday is an easy one it's

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week. So the prize for this week for one lucky winner is 3 digital stamps from the Whimsy Stamps digital store.

I'm getting ahead start on my Christmas cards so this theme is ideal. My card features 3 cute reindeer.


I've used: 

Papers: First Edition - Gilded Winter
Dies: MFT - Stitched Triple Peek A Boo
Stamps: Mamma Elephant - Little Reindeer
              Altenew - Halftone Holidays         

I look forward to seeing all your projects and good luck!

Sharon
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Friday, 28 September 2018

Unity Stamp Company & Brutus Monroe Blog & Insta Hop


Exciting news today, Unity have teamed up with Brutus Monroe for a new release blog and insta hop!

Unity have colabarated with Brutus Monroe to bring some gorgeous  new releases. You can see all 4 new backgrounds here in the Unity store. And also on my teamies blogs 


  So for this card I've used the "Hit the brick" background from BM as a backdrop for  a Unity set called "Bernadette Girl".


Again I've used the hit the brick background. And I've used a new release from Unity called "Cozy Layers


For this one I have used the "Dance with Denim" background by BM with a brand new release by Unity called "Dream of Being {so loved}"
I have foiled the dance with denim to make the rectangle background and the I used the waste to make the oval background. I paper pieced the girl. 

So here is your blog hop list


We have FOUR amazing Unity filled prize packages WORTH $100 each to give away. Leave a comment on EACH hopper’s blog listed below for your chance to win. PLUS join us for our Instagram (@unitystampco) hop. Leave a comment on each of the hopper’s instagram posts for an EXTRA chance to win.
{Winners will be announced on the Unity Blog Tuesday, October 2nd.}

Don't forget to check out the Insta hop too for more chances of winning.
Good luck

Sharon
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Thursday, 27 September 2018

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Hi there time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week it's

Autumn

We are sponsored by Kinda Cute. The winner of this Autumn challenge will win 3 digis from the Kinda Cute store.

Here's my Autumn card.


Stamps: Your Next Stamp - Scarf Weather
Dies: Memory Box - Circle Burst
Inks: Distress Oxides

Sharon
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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is

Monochrome

Here's my card


We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps. The winner will win a $6 voucher for her store.

Sharon
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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Cute Card Thursday

Morning from a very chilly Scotland. Autumn has come here with a vengeance!


But onto this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme is 

Dies & Punches.

Here's my card. I've used a brand new release from Unity Stamp Company called Small Gathering.


I've coloured the image with Copics. 

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Small Gathering
Papers: First Edition - Christmas Joy
Xmas Light Embellishments: Papermania - Christmas Light Charms

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up. The winner will receive two free digis of their choice from Wendy’s Etsy shop.

Sharon
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Monday, 10 September 2018

This is your day!!!

I'm entering this card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

The theme is "Stamp On It".

I've used stamps from AALL & Create.



I've made the background using Oxide Inks, paints and lots of stamps. 
I stamped the sentiment and main image onto white tissue paper and then used a matte medium to adhere it to the background. To make it into a card I layered the main section onto contrasting card and then onto a blank white card.

Stamps: AALL & Create  #5, #23, #51 and #59
Inks: Distress Oxides - Tumbled glass, Seedless preserves & Pickled Raspberry
Decoart - Matte medium

Sharon
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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is "Anything Goes".

The prize for one lucky winner this week is 3 digi stamps from our sponsor Whimsy Stamps.


I've made a card using Unity stamp set called "Love Bug".


I've used Oxide inks and a stencil. I've watercoloured the car with the oxide inks.

Sharon
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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

AALL & Create meets Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

I'm really enjoying working with my new AALL & Create stamp sets they are such fun to work with. So I made a card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Their challenge this week is Stamp On It. 

So here's my card


I started off with a piece of white linen cardstock, just for more texture. For the background I gessoed an area with white gesso. I let that dry and then using modelling paste I stencilled through a splat stencil. I then radomly blended 3 shades of Oxide Inks over the gessoed area.  
I then blended the same inks over a large piece of coated board and stamped the images. I also added a little white pen for highlights.
The animals have been stamped onto white card and I've added a little grey and pink copic pen to each along with a white pen highlights. 
The drum kit, sentiment and image in the top corner were all stamped with black ink.
I then adhered the board to the card leaving a little gap to show the stamped image underneath. 
The little animals were adhered with 3D pads.
I then layered the whole thing onto a piece of black card and layered that onto a blank white card.

Stamps: AALL & Create #51 & #59
Inks: Oxide Inks: Bundled sage, Fossilized amber & Spiced Marmalade

Sharon
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Sunday, 2 September 2018

First Unity Stamp Company Instahop!

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Today we are doing our first ever DT Instahop at Unity Stamp Company. We are celebrating a new artist at Unity, Lisa Glanz. There are 4 x $40 gift certificates as prizes!!! So well worth hopping!

I've made 5 cards for the hop :0) All designed by Lisa Glanz.

The first is using a set called So Grateful.

So Grateful

Next up is Tuxedo Bunny.

Tuxedo Bunny

This one is called Fall Breeze Bright Leaves

Fall Breeze Bright Leaves

And here's Wonderland

Wonderland

This card features a freebie set called Snowman to go. This will automatically get added to your basket if you spend over $75.


I hope you enjoy the hop and take part.

Sharon
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Friday, 31 August 2018

She Took A Deep Breath And Let It Go

My clock mechanism arrived at last. I made this clock last week and was waiting impatiently for it.


The girl image and sentiment is from an Unity Stamp Company set called  "She never says never".
This is one of my favourite kits and I wanted to make something for the house so I can see it all the time.
The blank clock is from Hobbycraft which is just the clock face and numbers.
The papers are Teresa Collins - Everyday Moments.
I bought the clock mechanism off ebay.

Sharon
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A little bit of mixed media

So yesterday I made this card and added the final touches this morning. It's a mixed media card featuring lots of AALL & Create stamps.

It all started off when I saw the woman with the balloon. I loved the set so bought and the others kind of plopped into my basket too :0)


The background has been made with gesso and watercolours.

Stamp sets: AALL & Create #5 #23 #39

I think I have a new addiction!!!

Sharon
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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is "Magical". We are sponsored by the lovely Lizzy Love from Oddball Art.


I've used the digital stamp set called Rollin with my gnomies.

They've been coloured with Copics and highlighted with a white pen.

One lucky winner will receive 3 digi images from the Oddball Art store. 

Sharon
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