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.


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!!!


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. 


Monday 27 August 2018

I am still hot!

Today's card is a bit of a tongue in cheek card. I made it for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.
Here's the sketch

Here's my card

I've used an older set from Unity Stamp Company called "gossip, hot flashes & crazy".
Papers: Kaisercraft - Sage & Grace


Sunday 26 August 2018


Hi there from a very wet Scotland. That's our summer gone then. But it does mean lots of craft time lol.

So today's card is for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch

And here's my card.

I've used a stamp set by Unity Stamp Company called ....Smile it's your day. It's a sentiment kit from July 2015. I love the whimsical feel of this kit.
                                        Smile, It's Your Day {july 2015 sentiment kit}

I've used the water & ink splat method for the background so I could keep it CAS. The inks are  Memento dew drops. They're ideal for this sort of stamping as they come in lots of shades of the same colours.

Hope you're having better weather than me!


Saturday 25 August 2018

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Well after being away from being on the Design Team at  Cute Card Thursday I've decided (as I've got loads of crafty time now) to get back into it.

So this week's challenge is "Just For Girls". This week we are being sponsored by Patricia Alvarez at Kinda Cute.
I've used Hippie Girl Dancing for my card.

My background has been made by smooshing a piece of white card over my craft mat. I lay down some Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans and then spritzed with water. Then smooshed the card. I cut her out with my Scan n Cut so there's a little border around her. I then coloured her hair and skin with Copics. Her outfit has been paperpieced. 

Digi Stamp: Kinda Cute - Hippie Girl Dancing
Ink: Distress Oxide - Faded Jeans
Sentiment: Clearyly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments
Dies: Sizzix Thinlits - Frames
Papers: First Edition - Wanderlust

The prize for one lucky winner will be 3 digital stamps from the Kinda Cute store.


Friday 24 August 2018

Find Your Way

Today's card is quite a big card it's a 7 x 7 as the main image is a BIG stamp. The set is from Unity Stamp Company and is called Colliope and is designed by Donna Downey. It's a great kit to use in your mixed media projects.


I made the background with my Gel Press and Brushos. For the accent pieces I used stencils, paint, stamps, bottle tops, credit card,inks and a white pen.
I watercoloured the girl and paper pieced her top.
I find layering up the main image that is mixed media with black card really makes it pop. So that is what I did and I also layered up the sentiments with black card. The girl and sentiments have been adhered to the card with 3D dots.


Thursday 23 August 2018

Drink Coffee Be Happy!

So today's card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the CASE this Sketch Challenge #285.

The challenge for Simon Says Stamp is Food and/or drink. And the sketch for CASE this sketch looks like this. I've rotated the sketch for my card. 

I've used the beautiful new kit from Unity Stamp Company called Stay Strong
Papers: SU Coffee Break

Have a good day!


Wednesday 22 August 2018

Feel Better! ( Freshly Made Sketches Challenge)

Hi there today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Here is the sketch


And here's my card. They like to see CAS cards.

I've used a lovely kit from Unity Stamp Company called Heart Times.

                                           Heart Times

I've coloured the images with Copic pens and fussy cut them out. I splattered a watercolour background and added a few sequins too. 


Saturday 18 August 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Here's a card I made for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Here's the sketch

                          It features a kit by Unity Stamp Company called I Want You To Know

I Want You To Know {November 2016 Sentiment Kit}

This set is one of my favourites. The text stamp is great for making backgrounds and the sentiments are a nice mixture.

Have a great day!


New Releases From Unity

There are several new releases and Graciellie Stamps are on sale at Unity Stamp Company and you can find them all here.

I've used 3 of the kits to make these cards.

First up is "Stay Strong"
Stay Strong

I've made the background by using TH distress oxide inks and distress resist spray with a stencil. Then I used a coffee splatter stamp.
The Coffee stamp has been put onto a piece of vellum and overlayed onto some patterned paper.

The second card is a set called "A Christmas Hello" and is on sale at the moment.

The stamp set has been coloured with Copics with a little added glitter and a white pen for highlights. Again I have put the sentiment onto vellum.
You can save $14.51 on this kit at the moment!

My third and final card is made using another sale kit called "Obsessively Grateful".

I've watercoloured the leaves and splattered a plain white background. I layered up the image with black and orange card to make it pop.
Again you can save $14.51 on this set too!

There are so many beautiful Gracielle stamp sets on sale at the moment why not treat yourself?


Friday 17 August 2018

Back To School with Unity. (SSSW Challenge & Cute Card Thursday Challenge).

Today's card features a kit from Unity Stamp Company called Jen Girl, she's part of the Angie Girl range. And it's in honour of the Scottish schools going back on Tuesday, well mine are anyway! I can't believe it will be there last year ever!

Jen girl

So here's the card

I'd also like to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Back To School and the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is Spots & Dots. 

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company
Dies: Sizzix Thinlits - Frames
Papers: American Crafts - Shimille - True Stories


Saturday 11 August 2018

Unity & Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Today's card is a mixed media card. I decided to get messy and make my own background as the theme for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Distress It. And I've used the new Unity Stamp Company's August Uniquely Unity stamp kit.

Paints: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Modelling paste: DecoArt Media
Stamps & Stencils: From my stash (I've got rid of labels)
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Company - August Uniquely Unity 


Wednesday 8 August 2018

A bit of Unity hotness :0)

Just a fun card for today.

I've used lots of Unity sets/kits for this card. 

                   Sentiment Kit - Frankly Said
                   Sentiment Kit - I Want You To Know
                   Jolande & Marlene set - Vibes

  1. So first I cut a layer slightly smaller than the base card in a kraft linen card and clear embossed the square stamp from the Vibes set and adhered it to the base card.
  2. I then took a piece of white linen card slightly smaller than the kraft card and watercoloured a background onto it in browns and blues. 
  3. I stamped the same vibes stamp randomly over the background using a distress ink in vintage photo. In black ink I stamped the text stamp from the I want you to know sentiment kit randomly too. 
  4. The hey stud image and hotness sentiment were stamped onto white linen with black ink and clear embossed. The hey stud image has been coloured with copics and then cut out leaving a little border. I then used the vintage photo around the edges. 
  5. The hotness sentiment was layered onto a piece of the kraft linen card. 
  6. I then stamped out the washi tape in black ink and adhered it to the card. 
  7. Lastly I adhered the watercoloured background onto the kraft with 3D tape.
A great fun masculine card!


Tuesday 7 August 2018

Unity Stamp Company Sale is almost over!!

Time to just pop this one in. The Unity sale ends soon in fact later today.

This is an older sentiment kit called ....Smile it's your day

I love the whimsical flowers and the kit will go with just about stamp set you already have.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - ..... Smile it's your day and border is LOL - Time to be happy again
Colouring medium: Polychromo pencils & zest it
Embossing powders: WOW - opaque bright white & Frantage - Shabby Blue
Embossing folder: Embossalicious


Sunday 5 August 2018

Unity Stamps - August SMAK

This month's SMAK kit from Unity Stamp Company is called "Stories To Tell".

                                              SMAK Kit

For my card I have cut out hearts from the image using a die . I fussy cut the butterflies. The stitching was quite a challenge though as Ash our cat wanted to play with the sewing machine.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - August SMAK
Dies: Sizzix Bigz - Primitive Hearts, Sizzix Thinlits - Sentiments & Sizzix Thinlits - Mixed Media #3


Saturday 4 August 2018

Unity Stamps - August KOTM

Here's another card using the Unity Stamp Company's August KOTM.

                                                Kit of the Month

I've coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils this time with a little white pen to highlight some areas. 
For the background paper I took a piece of patterned paper and stencilled onto it. I did this by die cutting a Sizzix Mixed Media #2 die and then using it as a stencil.

Stamps: Unity Stamps - August KOTM
Papers: Teresa Collins - Everyday Moments
Ink: TH Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers


Thursday 2 August 2018


Another card! I'm on a roll today and I've made a card for a new , well to me, challenge blog. This one is for the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge. I've used the Barista digi stamp.

Stamp: Polkadoodles - Barista
Papers: SU Daisy
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz - Scribbles
Sentiment: Scan n cut


Bright Chameleon!

I've joined in with two challenges for this card the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the theme is "Make your own background" and the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is "Anything Goes".
So I've used the paint stripes in the Clearly Besotted - Colour Chameleon stamp set and some SU ink pads to create the background. I've also "splashed" some of the inks mixed with water onto the stripes.
I coloured the images using the SU inks and a watercolour pen.

Stamp sets: Clearly Besotted - Colour Chameleon
                    Mama Elephant - Agenda Frames
                    Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments
Inks: Stampin Up - Coral Calypso, Lemon Lime Twist & Bermuda Bay


Wednesday 1 August 2018

Unity Stamp Company August KOTM

It's the 1st of the month so it's time for Unity's KOTM for August. And it's all about Autumn/Fall.

                                             Kit of the Month

So I've made two cards so far with the kit. 

Stamps: Unity Stamps - August KOTM
Colouring Medium: Copics
Dies: MFT - Peek A Boo Window & Edge
Papers: Prima - Bloomin Retro

Stamps: Unity Stamps - August KOTM
Colouring Medium: Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade
Dies: Sizzix Thinlits - Borders & Spellbinders - Double Pierced Squares
Pen: Uni-ball Signo - White