Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beautiful Girl stamps and dies by MFT

I took a break from my Christmas card making and dug out my dusty copics to colour up this sweet girl! This is a stamp called 'Beautiful Girl' by My Favorite Things (MFT). I paper pieced her dress using a 6x6 paper pack from Doodlebug called Petite Prints. Matched perfectly with my Doodlebug card base using a 12x12 page cut to 4 ¼ by 5 ½. I finished it up with some enamel dots but I have to say I made the pink enamel dots with one of my fave products right now- Nuvo Crystal drops Glitter Sherbert Shimmer. I love making my own enamel dots in any size!

What's on your craft table right now? I highly recommend once in awhile taking a break from all the red and green a lot of us are working with and break out a non holiday card! Keeps the mojo fresh. 

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Still loving my Hero Arts Deer Stamp set and dies

I love this set….deerly
hee hee!
In all seriousness I can't get enough of seeing this deer stamp set come to life as you put together the layered images. I do recommend stamping in a dark ink first to 'stain' your stamps to make the images easier to see. First time it took me many times to get one I was happy with but this time with my stained stamps it was no trouble at all!
My card is made with the Hero Arts stamp set and dies and MME Comfort and Joy papers. Here's another tip. I did not take apart my dies in the kit as there were many little ones I was sure to lose. Instead when I stamped the deer I arranged the dies to cut out the deer perfectly on a larger piece of paper. This also allowed me to cut out all the small pieces without taking it apart. Now I tried lining up the stamps to stamp on the die cuts but it was hard to see on my light desktop. So I got a piece of dark paper and put the die cuts on it. This made the white die cuts easy to see on the black paper and so easy to now line up with the stamps and make them perfect!

How are your Christmas cards coming along? I've got 4 down and 30 to go LOL!

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"Fawning" over Hero Arts Deer stamp set!


I'm in love with the Hero Arts Deer Stamp set and dies. It is a layering set so you get a dimensional look to your image. Here's a tip when using clear layering stamps if you are having trouble seeing the image to layer them. Stamp them in a black ink first to 'stain' the stamp. Makes lining it up even easier!
I paired it up with My Mind's Eye (MME) Comfort & Joy line of paper. This paper has a gorgeous rustic Christmas look. I can't get enough of it! A few sequins and BAM! A gorgeous card. At least I think so LOL. 

And sending out a big hello to all the ladies at SGD's Fall Retreat. Wish I was there!

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time to start posting again with Lawn Fawn's Winter Unicorn!

I crafted again!
I've been on a break for awhile
I'm sure it happens to most of us from time to time
But I am making this card at SGD this coming Tuesday and wanted to share here too!

I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Unicorn stamp and die
And this great paper from Doodlebug!
Oh and the wonky stitched ovals from MFT!
Coloured up with copics of course.

Feels so good to post again
See you again soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time to Hop with Unity!


I'm excited that tonight we have a HUGE hop for you!
All the DT have come out to play

Here's what I have been playing with:

I coloured up the GORGEOUS Eloise Angie girl. 
She was a dream to work with
I made a bookmark with her as I am always on the lookout for one
So why not make my own right!

I then made some CAS cards with the Love in the Margins set
stamped on white card stock
and just some simple accents to make it shine
I love how they turned out!

Have you seen the deals yet?
Here are just some of them

Awesome- I may have a shopping cart already building up!

Time to get hopping and don't forget to comment to win!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Playing with Unity's SMAK kit

Andrea here on this wintery day
Playing with this month's SMAK kit from Unity Stamps:

I stamped this gorgeous image of a woman on a doily
(I am in such a doily phase lol)
I then embossed my kraft cardstock
and added some embellishments

This month's kit is filled with amazing scrapbooking/mixed media and card making inspiration
Every month is a fantastic blend of images!

Hope you found this post inspiring!
Happy Crafting, 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Unity Hippity Hop time!

I'm back with an older Unity creation of mine that I shared on the Unity blog
but had yet to be shared on this little bloggy of mine. 
I ADORE this card!

The kraft paper
the embellishments
and the perfectly perfect sentiment...

This sentiment came from an older KOTM

Speaking of beautiful cards
Look at these ones I found on the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group
(if you aren't a member of this group yet click here to join)
Laurelle Graves you made some gorgeous cards!
These were made with this month's LOL kit:

Now let's talk SALES!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  

Enjoy the hop!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Having Fun with Prima's Bayou Flora layering stamps

I had a great time playing with my new Prima layering stamps
I used the Bayou Flora set
Please don't ask me the name of the flowers
I am lost when it comes to gardening hee hee!

It took me a bit to figure out how best to match colours with each stamp
A tip is that you want to use your lightest ink on your solid flower image stamp
I worked on scratch paper first to match up my colours
and also to figure out how to line up the images
Once I figured it out it became easy
Using my MISTI to stamp the images also helped IMMENSELY!
So glad I bit the bullet and got one!

Hope you have a wonderful crafty day too!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hopping with Unity!

Today is Unity's fearless leader Angela's birthday!
I made this card with one of the new releases in her honour

I love how this turned out!
I love Ang more than words can say
She is one of the most amazing people I know

And just like her she is celebrating by passing the goodies your way
Check it out!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  

Well I'm off to take a long at all the Unity creations
Hope you'll join us!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Unity Stamps- Just what I needed

Happy 2016!!

I'm kicking off the first post of the year with a cute Unity Stamp
Just what I needed

I'm not sure what drew me more to this image
the teacup or the wine glass
hee hee!

I stamped the image on Xpress it copic paper
and coloured up with my copics
grabbed a tag, added some paper
and voila!
my newest bookmark was born

and to think I almost bought a bookmark the other day
the crafter in my shudders!

What book are you starting the New Year with?
Leave me a comment as I would love to get some new reads!

Cheers, Andrea