Showing posts with label unity stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label unity stamps. Show all posts

20 Sep 2019

Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder



The new fab Craft Stamper magazine is out now, so I can share my card which was in last months edition. Thank you to Trish at Craft Stamper for including my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Penny Black Animals
Paperbabe Anything Goes

5 Aug 2019

Love the simple things



The weather outside doesn’t exactly look like beach weather today. So I thought I would share a beach themed card, and we can pretend that we are there!

I created my background with watercolours, and I  also used them to colour my little girl too.



To create the sand, I used acrylic paints in raw umber and white and mixed them together with some coarse marble dust.

I would like to enter Love the Simple Things into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours Anything Goes optional Ocean
Lost Coast Portal Anything Goes

Thank you for visiitng xx

Artist Trading Coins



I have been creating a lot of artist trading coins recently, they can be quite addictive! Artist trading coins are 2.5 “ circles, which are decorated in any way imaginable. They can be made from mdf, chipboard or thick card. I have been using the mdf ones, but I have recently ordered some blank chipboard at coins for a change. You write your usual artist details on the back as you would for the more traditional artist trading cards. You then of course swap them with other  artists.

I thought I would share some of my coins and ideas.

I edged the coins above with pearls.


I heat embossed these Classic Pooh stamps. These stamps were some of the very first stamps I owned.


I edged them with some bead gel.


I heat embossed these flowers, and added little pearls to them, and edged them  in more white pearls.



I created the background for these coins by making a lace design on my gelli plate, and laying the coins down onto it.

I covered these coins with some vintage pages from an Alice In Wonderland book.


Heat embossing various stamps to create a little scene.


Back to Classic Pooh to conclude.Thank you for visiitng xx












1 Aug 2019

Golden Tammy



Hello how are you? It’s August already, I  hope you are enjoying a happy summer time.

I am thrilled that this month I have a card in Craft Stamper magazine. I used a gorgeous stamp set by Phyllis Harris, who is one of my most favourite artists. 


There are lots of fabulous summery projects in Craft Stamper this month!  You can buy single print copies,  and digital copies from www.pocketmags.comor to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.comOverseas subscriptions are available too!

Take care xx

25 May 2019

Flower Meadow


Hello, how are you? Thank you for stopping by xx Today I can share my card, which was in last months Craft Stamper. The new edition is out this month with lots of wonderful articles in!



A meadow full of wildflowers is one of my most favourite sights to behold! I created the background for my 7in/7.78cm square  blank  card by using Aquamarkers. I scribbled them onto a splodge mat, following with a spritz of water.I laid the front of the card  into the colours, and lifted it up to reveal the pattern. If I wasn’t  happy with the result, I would have let it dry and repeated. 

I used the ink pad to stamp out my chosen stamps, which I watercolured before fussy cutting. I shuffled  them around my card without adhering, until I was happy with the result. I could then see where the most suitable place would be to stamp the sentiment.

I used foam pads to adhere the girl and flowers to the background. I created the meadow grass by cutting a piece of card 7in/17.78 cm x 2in/5.08cm and then cutting a fringe along the length. To give the grass a more realistic look I snipped diagonally into the grass blades, and curled some of them a little. I adhered it to the bottom of the card, and placed another flower in between the grass blades.



I was surprised and delighted a few days ago to discover  that a card I made for a family friends 91st birthday had won a prize in Papercraft Inspirations! I am happy to say she loved her card, and I will send her the page from the magazine, she will be thrilled!

Thank you so much for visiting, take care xx


13 Dec 2018

Be The Light




I recently received this gorgeous stamp by the super talented Phyliss Harris, she is one of my favourite artists.
I used watercolours, texture paste and flowersoft  to bring this little girl to life. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having an enjoyable December. We hope to decorate our Christmas  tree this weekend.I have lots of gifts  to wrap up too.  No handmade tags to go on them this year though! 

 I am still waiting for my treatment and MRI scan....

I would like to enter “Be The Light”  into the following challenges 
Craft Stamper Anything Goes

16 Jun 2018

Hang In There Art Journal Cover


Hello how are you today, well I hope. I have nearly completed my latest art journal, this is my first one made by Jane Davenport. I love all  of her products, although I don’t have many. I didn’t cover my book before I started and of course I soon realised it was getting  very inky, painty spalshy!

Here is the messy cover!

I don’t have much space to keep my journals, and I knew it would need to be squashed in somewhere so the cover had to be one flat layer only. I began by applying two coats of gesso.  I used a Daler Rowney gesso as it was on offer in Hobbycraft, and it works very well even though it is a bit thinner than some of them.  I dabbed on some blue and pink acrylic paints with a sponge.I love the girl on a swing stencil by Clarity Stamps, which I used  with some black paint. I heat embossed all of the flowers which are by Lavinia Stamps. The art in my journal represents my struggles so I thought the “Hang In There” sentiment from a Phyliss Harris Stamp kit was very fitting! 

Thank you for stopping by, and hang in there friends!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.



7 Apr 2018

Imagitation can take you anywhere !



I am always finding pressed flowers in between book pages, so after  experimenting with stamping on pressed rose petals  ( please see this postI thought I would try using punches with them. I began by gluing my pressed rose petals onto card, I used a Pritt glue stick. I then  used the beautiful  Fiskars punch to create lots of  rose petal butterflies. 

I created a sky background with watercolours, and stamped the lovely little Phyllis Harris Stamp by 
Unity onto card.After giving her some colour I carefully cut around her, and adhered her to the background. I wanted the butterflies to float her up and away to a magical land. So I arranged the butterflies above her and drew a line from the butterflies to her hands. I stamped the brilliant quote next to her,  I love that sentiment - imagination really can take you anywhere...

Thank you for stopping by, I am off to Alexandra Palace tomorrow for the big craft show.

Blog Giveaway 
If you would like a chance to win and all of the goodies in the picture below just click here : )




2 Apr 2018

Enchanted Place Big Giveaway




To celebrate Spring I am giving away a lot of gorgeous goodies! Crafts Beautiful recently gave me a huge collection of Hunkydory goodies. So I am spreading the joy and  have included lots of the them, along with the stamps and embossing powders. The gold foiled acetetae is absolutely beautiful, and as it is Easter time I have included Lindt chocolate too!

The goodies included in the giveaway are 

3 Stamps by Michael Powell  

1 I bee lieve in you by Unity Stamps 

 1 Embossing Powder Pink by Papermania


1 Embossing Powder fluorescent Pink by Wow

2 sheets of gold foiled acetate 

1 sheet Botanical Blooms die cuts

1 sheet Rose Gold Destinations Case 

1 Rose Gold Floral Box Card

1 sheet Rose Gold Die cuts chic ornate elements

Approx 70 A6 size images for all occasions from Hunkydory Moments and Milestones pad

1 Lindt Bunny Paw best before 08/2018

A Close up of the 4 stamps


A close up of the gold foiled acetate sheets

I am giving these lovely items away as an individual person, just because it is nice to give. It has nothing to do with any companies that I may be associated with.  If you would like a chance of winning these goodies, please become a follower and leave a comment below. The winner will be drawn by random on 1st May 2018. 


10 Mar 2018

Live Every Moment


Hello how are you today?
I originally created this little scene in my art journal, for once I actually quite liked the way it came out, and of course the sentiment is wonderful. 
When I saw that Country View Challenges theme this month was to make a postcard, I thought I would try to recreate it to fit onto a postcard. The gorgeous stamp is drawn by the very talented Phyllis Harris and manufactured by Unity Stamps 

The original page in my Art Journal.


10 Jan 2018

Fiskarettes Design Team Reach For The Stars


I am very happy and honoured to reveal today that I have joined the talented Fiskars UK Design Team. I will be creating with them for the next 3 months. I have been crafting since I was old enough to use scissors, and I have always used Fiskars scissors and trimmers. I have found them to be of the highest quality and never let me down.

My first project for Fiskarettes UK is ‘Reach For The Stars”

I painted the box frame in a metallic white paint and punched stars out of masking paper and placed them over the top. I then painted over the frame in blue paint, and when dry I  removed the stars.

For the hills I used the circle punch and folded them in half and overlapped them, adhering them together.I covered the hills in texture paste before painting them.

I used invisible thread to hang  one of the glittery stars from the inside top of the frame

The lovely girl Stamp is drawn by the amazingly talentedPhyllis Harris and made by  Unity Stamps 


Thank you for visiting and Happy 2018 xx


I would like to enter “Reach For The Stars” into the following challenges
Country View Challenges Anything Goes 

2 Oct 2017

November Craft Stamper



It is always a huge honour to be published in Craft Stamper! I am thrilled to share a sneak peek of my “Everything Will Be Ok” card which is in the fabulous November issue. I used a gorgeous Phyllis Harris  Stamp, I love her art!


It looks like it is going to be another fantastic Craft Stamper issue!

You can get a copy of the magazine at  www.craftstamper.com or buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk 

Thank you xx


29 May 2017

Thank You Kindly


I used one of Phyllis Harris's gorgeous stamps for this card. I paper pieced the little girls dress and also mounted it onto the same patterned paper. I love watercolours so of course I used them to create the background and also to colour the lovely characters.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to share this with the following challenges


Fashionable Stamping Challenge Lets Go Wild this bear is very friendly !

Addicted to Stamps Animals 

25 Jun 2016

A Sunshiny Day

I love Phyllis Harris stamps, and this lovely little girl is another of her wonderful creations! I had a lot of fun creating a Summer Meadow for her to wander in. Craft Stamper have very kindly published it in there August edition, so the details about how I made her meadow can be found in there.

Let's hope the sun starts shining for real soon!

I posted this on Unity Stamps Facebook page and Phyllis Harris the artist who created the stamp left a comment! How very kind was that!
 

 

 

17 Apr 2016

Flutterbye

This week I have been busy making 50 identical invitations. I have done about 14 so far, and well they are not all quite identical!

I took a break from them, to join in the Unity Challenge on Facebook which is to use the colours Teal and Grey. These are not my most favourite colours so this was a real challenge.

I cut the butterflies out of some very pretty tissue paper.

Thank you for visiting.

Don't forget there is plenty of time to enter The Mixed Media Mojo Challenge which this month is Recycle with a twist of using Metal.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

That's Crafty Face Value

Tando Creative Watercolours

Stamping Sensations Challenge One For the Girls

 

22 Mar 2016

Happy Easter

A water coloured Easter card.

I Hope you all have a very happy Easter time!

 


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