Thursday 28 March 2013

TIME x 2


Both cards today use Uniko Studio Stamps TIME.

The first uses some lovely bright colours and I've fussy cut three of the images to pop up within the cut out square of this pre-cut card base.  AnnaBelle's icicles and some Stickles add a little sparkle!

For the second card I've stamped smaller images using VersaMark to the card background adding the larger image over navy card. Finishing off with a button and tag tied with linen thread.

This will be my last post before Easter, Ian's got some time off and we have friends  to stay with all sorts of things planned :)   I hope you enjoy a peaceful Easter and that the weather behaves!

Til next time.....................

Products Used:

Uniko Studio Stamps: Time.
Inks: VersaMark, SU Poppy Parade, Memento Danube Blue.
Other: Spellbinders Oval die. White linen thread, ABS Red button. White Gel Pen.

Hero Arts: Butter Bar, VersaColor: Lilac, Topaz and Turquoise.
Other: ABS icycle sprinkles, silver/white ribbon.

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Birthday Balloons

Today's Uniko Studio card is for the Retro Sketch challenge #56.

During my last trip to Sydney I met  a lovely lady who shared her Art Journal with me.  She introduced me to dylusions ink sprays, amongst other things! I couldn't resist adding  a 'couple' to my stash :).

This card is made from a thick, textured watercolour card.
The lime polka dot strip is one of the pieces I've sprayed using sequin waste as a mask.  What you can't see in the photo is the sparkle added by spritzing first with a mix of water and PearlEx......pretty!

The images and sentiments are from Uniko Studio Stamps: Label Love: Birthday. All stamped and cut by hand to add to the card front.  Fine twine, and buttons are from AnnaBelle Stamps.

I have one more post before Easter with the last of the cards I made using Uniko Studio Stamps, hope you'll call past to check them out.
Products Used:

Uniko Studio Stamps: Label Love : Birthday
Dylusions ink Spray: Fresh Lime
Pearl Ex : Pearl White.
Inks: VersaColor: Lilac,  VersaFine Onyx Black.
Other: AnnaBelle Stamps: Fine Hemp twine, Lime buttons.

Tuesday 26 March 2013

SBB - Children Play

Today's card has a vintage look thanks to a Stampendous set called Children Play.  My set and all the products used on this card came from Scrapbook Boutique, my go-to online store for all the latest release goodies!
Evelyn has the details on the Scrapbook Boutique blog today and I've added the links below.

Thanks for taking the time to call past today.........


Monday 25 March 2013

Day 3 and one for the Males!

Three days of Uniko Studio Stamps......  and I have a card for a Male today. Don't know about you, but I make very few of these!

One of the first sets from Uniko was called Extra Time and this set is full of images and sentiments all about TIME......

 A Strip of light brown card sits along the edge of the inside of this kraft card. I've sponged all other edges and splattered the card using a watered down Frayed Burlap. Two clock faces are stamped to the kraft using VersaMark Ink.  The Sentiment is stamped in Hero Arts soft brown with a third clock face stamped in the same ink to water colouring card. More sponging and die cutting before this was popped up on foam over two strips of burlap tape to complete the card.

I have a post for Scrapbook Boutique tomorrow so Day 4 will be the day after :)

Products used:
Uniko Studio Stamps: Extra Time
SU Kraft Card
Watercolouring card and a scrap of American Crafts Soft Brown card.
Inks: VersaMark, Hero Arts: soft brown, Rangers Distress: Frayed Burlap.
Gina K Designs: Burlap Tape 

Sunday 24 March 2013

Uniko Studio Stamps - Just for You

Hello Bloggers,

Day 2 of my Uniko Stamps run!

This card uses Pure Florals: Gerbera a really gorgeous set with solid and outline stamps as well as a selection of simple sentiments.

I'm entering my card into Simon Says EASTER/SPRING challenge  and
 this week's CAS challenge # 9 at Addicted to CAS which is also a Spring theme.

For this card I stamped the images to a strip of white card. This is trimmed to fit over some punched green cardstock, with a sentiment stamped just below.  I've also added three ABS Sprinkles to complete the card.

Call back tomorrow to see Day 3's card :).

Products used:

Uniko Studio Stamps: Pure Florals: Gerbera
American Arts Green Card
ABS Icycle  Sprinkles
Inks:  Hero Arts Butter Bar, Versafine Onyx Black, SU Pear Pizzazz.

Saturday 23 March 2013

Uniko Studio - Just Because

Good Morning Bloggers,

I have a Uniko Studio card to share today. These clear stamps are such a delight to work with, so why don't I reach for them more?.......Not sure, but I'm thinking over the next week I'll try to put that right.  Maybe find a couple of challenges to play along with........that's something else I've let slip :(

This card uses Decorative Doilies stamped within a masked area, embossed double lines enclose the stamped images and two strips of DP in matching colours complete this CAS card.

Drop by tomorrow for another Uniko Studio card.


Products used:
Uniko Studio Decorative Doilies
Inks: Hero Arts Butter Bar, Memento Lulu Lavender, s.e.i. tiffany. Versafine Onyx Black.
DSP: MME the sweetest thing - Lavender.

Friday 22 March 2013

AC159 - A Sketch for AnnaBelle Stamps

Here's this week's sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps, hope you have fun with it.

For my card I decided on a one layer card in black!

To achieve the vibrant LIME centre I've masked and painted some gesso then coloured with Inktense pencils.  A White gel pen for the dots with the image and 'sentiment' from Garden Silhouettes stamped in Black ink.
Three LIME sprinkles complete this card.


Products available from AnnaBelle Stamps Include:

Lime Sprinkles
Garden Silhouettes

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Easter Candy Winner

Back again, after a few days away. The boss said no computer this time so apart from the iphone I've been 'off line'.........Nice actually to have some time to sit with a book as well as  enjoy some retail therapy!  It's great to actually see and touch things in the craft stores and to talk about all the new exciting products. I've added a few things to my stash and even more to my wish list :)

Now I'm late drawing the winner for my little Easter Candy.........well actually I did draw a winner by writing names to strips of paper and getting Walshie to pick one out.

LORRAINE from sunny Jersey in the UK. 

This little stamp set with matching die will be heading your way.

Thanks again to my followers and to those of you who joined in.  See you soon.................


Tuesday 19 March 2013

TT058 - Mix and Match

It's my turn for Topical Tuesday at AnnaBelle Stamps.  I've shared how I combine both digital  and stamped images on a card.  You can check it out on the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.

I hope you might be tempted to give this a try and share your projects over at Stamp Embellish Create tagging your card TT058.

Here's another card using both digital and stamped images.

Thanks for taking the time today........

All Products from AnnaBelle Stamps.

Digital Images: Stamp Embellish Create


Sunday 17 March 2013

Just a little CANDY!


Hi Bloggers,

I thought I might share a little blog candy with my followers (No it's not really jelly beans but I might throw in some lollies too !).  You've been calling past my blog faithfully even though the projects here have been a bit limited :).
I'll leave it open for a couple of weeks so add a comment at the bottom of this page and on the 17th March I'll randomly pick a name to receive a little Easter treat.


Happy St Patrick's Day

Today you're allowed to be GREEN if you're celebrating St Patrick's Day that is!

Click here to read some of the way's Australian's celebrate 17th March.

Walshie and I will be celebrating with friends in Sydney and taking in a Soccer match too!

No Green card to share today but I have a few links with some fun St Patrick's Day FREEBIES

Here   Printables
Here   Origami fortune tellers. printable
Here   e-cards
Here   Lucky charm Cupcakes
Here  All sorts of Party Printables
and just one more
Here   Lots of colouring pages.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

Have a great day!