Saturday, April 19, 2014

Grab Bag Winner

The winner chosen at random for the grab bag of Unity Stamps is Christina's Creations :) Please email me at  mandimance@hotmail.com with your mailing address :)  Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unity Be Inspired April


Hello Friends 

I am back with another post :) I just made a card for this months Be Inspired Challenge over at Unity. I love these colours but if I am honest I had no idea what to do with them. So I got out my Insightful Meadows stamp set and stamped an imaged with distress ink Worn Lipstick. The rest of the card came together after that. I used various colours of card stock to mount the flower image on to. Next I coloured clear gemstones to match the colour scheme. Finally I added a little ribbon to finish it off. I would never think of using all of these colours together but they are really pretty.  




Thanks for visiting xox

Challenges
Crafty Girlz
The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Love to Scrap 

Stamping on Stones



Hello Friends

I just got back from a trip to Maine oh how I LOVE the beach. Yes it was cold and we even got some snow, but it was just lovely to walk along the ocean and breathe in that salty air. It soothed my soul :) 

Anyway I took my journal with me and some of my stamps as I had planned on doing some art journaling. As you can see that did not happen.  I walked along the beach I thought that it would be fun to stamp on beach stones. 

So I took a few stones back to the hotel and stamped away. I only had my Memento ink with me and some Copics. It would have been better to use a different ink as the Memento got sucked right into the porous stone and what should have been a jet black colour was now a dark gray. I used the Wishing You Joy stamp from Unity. The trick to stamping on stones is to NOT use an acrylic block, you need the movement of the stamp as the stones are not completely flat. So I just held the edges of the stamp and just wrapped the stamp around the stone. Once the ink was dry I coloured them.

 I made 5 all in different colours but the red was the most striking. I returned them to the beach the next day and left them all in a little row to be washed up by the waves :)

I got up early to see the sunrise it was just lovely I could have stayed there forever  :) 

Tomorrow I am picking the winner for the grab bag of Unity Stamps. You still have time to if you want to enter go Here :)

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great weekend have a Happy Easter xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Things Fall Apart



 Hello Friends

I am on a butterfly roll this week :) I could not sleep last night so I made this card. I wanted to get it on my blog before I leave for Maine for some beach time :)  The stamps are from Unity the larger butterfly is from the Here Today. Here Tomorrow stamp set. The smaller butterflies are from A Friend Loveth stamp set. The sentiment is a single sentiment called Fall Together this stamp is actually on sale this weekend for only $0.69 super cheap if you want to buy it .

  I water coloured the background a very light turquoise and then mounted it on to pink card then a white square card base. I then stamped lots of butterflies and water coloured them a light pink. Once they were dry I added pink glitter to all the butterflies and tiny turquoise gems. I then glued each butterfly only gluing the body to the card and pinching the wings. Finally I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoy my card thanks for visiting xox

Oh I wanted to remind you I am doing a giveaway. A grab bag of Unity stamps if you want to enter head over to Here :) 


Challenges 
Card Concept - Add a Butterfly   - I was going for the freestyle collage look 



Friday, April 11, 2014

Giveaway! :)

Ok my lovely friends I am doing a giveaway :) I am cleaning out all my stamps to make room for new ones. I came across several grab bags that I had from Unity. So I decided to combine them and do a giveaway there are over 50 stamps in this lot a couple are duplicates.


 All you have to do is leave me a comment on this page telling me your favourite colours to craft with. I will choose a random winner next week on Sat 19th April  :)

Thank for stopping by xox

 

Dream Big Butterfly Charm


Hello Friends

I thought I would make a quick tag for Friends with Flair :) I created this background with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. I used two Unity Stamps on this tag one of these days I will use just one stamp :) I always like to mix and match my stamps.  The butterfly stamp is called Dream Big and the background stamp is called Newspaper Posies. I used the orange and yellow ink for the background stamp just to add some more dimension to the water marks. Next I used Memento ink to stamp all the butterflies and the sentiment.



I added some ribbon and gemstones in the same colour scheme. Then a punched a tiny hole in the corner and added a silver butterfly charm :) I love how it turned out. I do not usually work with these colours but I wanted to do something a wee bit different to my pinks and blues :) I hope you enjoy my tag  :)

Thanks for stopping by xox

P.S I am also doing a giveaway a huge grab bag of Unity Stamps if you want to enter visit the page HERE

Challenges
Butterfly Challenge 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wishes

 Hello Friends

I am totally going crazy with my distress inks lately :) I made lots of different tag backgrounds tonight. I wanted to squeeze in a quick tag for the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Challenge. I used a stamp from the Unity Stamp Company called True Wishes. I love this stamp and the little wishes that flow from it. I used Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and made a big ole mess on my craft sheet with lots of water to create the background. I heat embossed the dandelion with white and silver glitter embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment in both colours of the ink and cut out the words and placed it on to opposite colours on the tag. I hope you enjoy my tag.

Thanks for visiting xox

Challenges
 Friends with Flair
Paper Wings - Get Inky