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Happy New Year ~ Growing in Unity Day 1

 
 
 
Hello Friends
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Welcome to my first post of 2016 and my first day of being the growing in Unity girl. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have had a very happy New Year so far. I am not really into New Year resolutions are you?  However I do like to give myself new challenges.  There are a few things I would love to accomplish this year. Hence the new beginnings blog theme you will see this week.  I am excited to be showing you my projects every day this week. The first card I have up is one I made using the Christy Tomlinson She Leaped stamp and the She Script background stamp. I thought this was appropriate since it is the beginning of a New Year. I love this stamp and do not use it nearly enough. So I wanted to start off my new year with it.
 
 I stamped the background of the card about 4 times with the script stamp using archival ink. I stamped the girl separately and coloured her with my new Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils.  I love these pencils so much they are also super easy to work with. I am not great a colouring so these are very forgiving  and would be great for beginners. The pencil basically turns into ink when you wet it with your brush. I used some foam dots to adhere her on the card then tied some pink twine on the side to finish it off.  
 
 
 
 
My second card I have for you is this really quick and easy one. I used some patterned paper and stamped this C.S Lewis sentiment from the Far Better Things Ahead Grab Bag . I glued one of these wee calendar books  to the front. I got mine at my local garden centre I think they were only 99p for a packet of 10. I thought they would make really good calendar cards so picked some up. I have also seen them in Craft shops.  I kept the card really simple so that it can just sit out for the remainder of the year. I made this one for my Mum she has it sitting on her bookshelves right now.
 
So I hope you like my cards today. Come back and join me tomorrow and see what else I have created for you.  Remember to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of wining a lovely prize from Unity.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.
 
Mandi xox

Comments

  1. These are both very nice! Love the colors on the first one. Thanks for the tip on the Derwent pencils. I think the calender card is such a neat idea!

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  2. I like how she is so colorful and stands out so well. So pretty.

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  3. Hi Mandi. Love the script background and the lovely bright colours you used on your girl. Hugz

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  4. Very pretty card and I love the sentiment on our calendar! What a great way to start 2016 and your GIU week!

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  5. Love it. Very good way to start the year.

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  6. They are both stunning. You inspiring craters are making me want to spend all of my money. Lol not always a bad thing.

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  7. Hooray for Mandi being the GIU girl for the New Year!!! So happy to see you in that spot and delighted to get to see you highlight some wonderful Unity!!!
    Love your She Leaped card. It looks wonderful with the script background!!!
    Also, what a great idea to make calendar cards!!! Love that C.S. Lewis quote. What a perfect inspiration quote for display all year round with the little calendar!!! Looking forward to your other projects this week!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  8. Hello Mandi and Happy New Year!!!!. Love your angel card and thought the idea of the small calendar card was such a cute idea. I wish I would have found the idea earlier would have been cute to do to put inside Christmas Cards given to friends and family.

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  9. Hi Mandi. Good to see you're GIU girl this week. I like your pretty projects especially the girl and the new beginnings theme you have going. Happy New Beginnings. :)

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  10. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! It's so inspiring on so many different levels. One, showing me a completely different way of card making, along with the others before you. But, more for me personally, it was just what I needed to see at this time in my life. Thank you so much. Behold the power of a card.

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  11. Oh,your first card is so fun and energizing, with all the colors and paper piecing. LOVE that script background!

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  12. Beautiful card, love the script BG and her colors are bright & gorgeous. I love the idea of your calendar card ... will have to look for those! Have a great week!

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  13. Love the bright colors and script background. Thanks for the tip on the derwent colored pencils. The calendar card is a great idea!

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  14. Pretty cards! Congrats on starting off on your GIU week! Love the colors on the first. Have to try those Inktense pencils!
    I am just finding you today because of the Wed. post at the Unity blog!

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  15. Great cards! Love the scripted background - beautiful. And the calendar idea is really creative. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. WOW your colorful SheArt girl looks so perfect with this b/w background! Great inspiration, TFS!

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  17. Pretty work! The first is gorgeous and the second is a fabulous idea!

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  18. Fabulous cards,love the first one,it's so sweet,lovely and peacefulThanks! Have yourself a great year!!!

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  19. Great cards. I like your coloring on the first one.

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  20. Love your scripty background and lovely lady & great calendar!

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  21. This is one of my favourite stamps. You have used it well here.

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  22. Great card and I love the calendar idea!

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  23. What a great idea! A calender card!
    I just recently started looking upcolored pencils and what was best.the same brand as your water colors came up now I'm just trying to prove them. They are the water color version you have but the colors are vibrant and I love the way your new years angel turned out

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  24. What a great idea! A calender card!
    I just recently started looking upcolored pencils and what was best.the same brand as your water colors came up now I'm just trying to prove them. They are the water color version you have but the colors are vibrant and I love the way your new years angel turned out

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  25. Oh wow how fun is this! What a great project!!

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  26. How did I miss your GIU week??? Love this!

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  27. She's so gorgeous!! Love the colors and the depth you created!

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  28. very nice card. Love the calender card

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