Saturday, 18 January 2020

Uniko January Release - Showcasing Always & Forever

Hello and welcome!

I'm so pleased that you've dropped by today as I'm showcasing one of the stamp sets in the new Uniko January Release. Available to buy now at Uniko - HERE.

The stamp set I'm using is Always & Forever, a re-release of a set that's been brought out of retirement just in time for Valentine's Day.

Here's my cards:

The two largest and two smallest hearts are stamped and hand cut. The medium heart has been die cut from a strip that I stamped with the Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts.

I used some more of the Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts to create a horizontal strip and outlined it with some narrow washi tape. I then stamped and hand cut the two large hearts.

Both the largest and smallest heart are stamped and hand cut and the medium heart is die cut with a stamped sentiment in the middle.


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Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, berry burst, pink pirouette, rose red, real red
Dies: Lawn fawn, outside in stitched hearts
Washi tape from my stash

Do pop on over to the Uniko blog - HERE - to see the other stamps in this release and how the DT have used them.  Going to make you want them I'm sure! And of course there's the usual blog hop and chance to win the entire release.

Jane - that's me

Thanks for your time today and keep crafting!


Thursday, 16 January 2020

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page I created using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

Here's my page:

I chose a dark blue background paper to pick up on the colour of her dress and then used the oranges and greens from the photo as the accent colours.

This bottom corner stack was built up from an initial single die cut circle and placement of the title. I had fun adding and extending it all down.

The top two embellishment stacks are mini versions of the bottom one,

Papers: Graphic 45, Floral Shoppe; Shimelle, Box of Crayons; scraps from my stash
Dies: Xcut, Spiro circles; Lawn Fawn stitched hearts
Alphas: Simple Stories, Bloom & Grow, You Are Here
Stickers: Simple Stories, Vintage Botanicals; Echo Park, Bundle of Joy; Cocoa Vanilla, Happness, Wild at Heart; Elle's Studio, puffy hearts; Paperchase, puffy hearts; MME, enamel dots 

Thanks so much for looking, I really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm starting my stash of Christmas cards for 2020. How early is that! Of course the challenge at Christmas Kickstart is the reason for this and their theme is Penguin Parade.

The Funky Fossil Festive Penguins stamp set jumped straight into my head.

I wanted to make a little group of all three penguins included in the set so I stamped the front two and then masked them off before stamping the one that sits behind. I used a plastic template and light blue ink to create a hill for the penguins to sit on and then removed the mask to see how it all looked.

The penguins were coloured with Copic pens and I stamped a sentiment from Uniko's Festive Sentiments Outlined and use a red card base. Keeping it all flat, simple and with minimal layers so that it fits through the Post Office letter slot - don't want to be re-jigging my cards again this year!

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Festive Penguins; Uniko, Festive Sentiments Outlined
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, soft sky
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, B02, B04, B23, B28, R20, R29, R39
Card: Papermill Direct, Super smooth white, Christmas red

Thanks so much fro dropping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Sunday Spot

It's been such a long time since I've played along with the challenges at Less is More that I've decided to put that right today.

And here's my card:

Two such strong colours together don't you think? I meant to keep them to the small images on my card, but then couldn't resist painting the ellie's nails.

Stamps: MFT, Adorable elephants
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, C0, C1, C3, R22, B28

Huge thanks for visiting my blog today, it's always so much more fun you do.

And keep crafting!


Friday, 10 January 2020

Friday Focus

I found a little time to create a card for the challenge at Time Out. Such a crisp and classic colour scheme to their photo inspiration.

As you can probably guess I kept my card nice and CAS:

 It was the large stripy heart in the photo that caught my eye. I used a couple of Uniko stamp sets and a die cut heart.  One of the stamps sets is retired but is soon to make a big comeback! Bit of a sneak peek here then.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks Pinstripe, Always & Forever
Inks: SU, real red; Versafine Clair, nocturne

Thanks for looking today, I'm really appreciative of you taking the time.

And keep crafting!


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Papermill Direct DT Inspiration - A Winter Birthday Card


I'm up on the Papermilldirect blog today with an icy Winter Birthday card.

Come on over and take a look - HERE.

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to follow that link over to the Papermill Direct blog - HERE.

And as always keep crafting!

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

White with 1 - January Challenge


 How fun to have you visit today for my first post as a DT member at White With 1 scrapbook challenge.

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Love this misty mountain grey combined with the white and lots of interesting textures in the photo prompts.

I picked up on the wool by using a Funky Fossil knitted background stencil, the straws with the striped paper strip and used wood grain squares behind the photo. I was a bit stuck for the stones but I think my enamel hearts sort of echo their look. And of course there is no obligation to use the photo prompts, i just like to challenge myself!

I didn't have enough upper case letters to spell out the horse's name, so substituted with some lower case letters. Why are the letters you need always missing from sets?!!

Did you spot the quilt in the photo background? I'm proud to say that I sewed it and love how it looks in her room.

Papers: AC, Crate Paper Sunny Days; SU, woodgrain; scraps from my stash
Stencil: Funky Fossil, Knitted Background
Ink: SU, smoky slate
Alphas: Freckled Fawn, puffy alphabet; Lilybeedesign, ABC stickers; Echo Park, Winter Park
Stickers: Jillibean soup; Photoplay, Vintage Girl; Cocoa Vanilla, Boy's Rule; Elle's Studio, puffy stickers; Simple Stories, Life in Color; Msggie Holmes sticker book

Thanks you so much for visiting my blog today and I hope to see your pages popping up in the White With 1 facebook group. Find the links and challenge details HERE and HERE.

And remember to keep crafting!