Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A Unity Card Challenge (March)

You know when you create something, and go.....argh! should have used different card base paper instead....This was one of those moments. :) I made the white based card first and immediately decided kraft card was the way to go....and then created a second card, I also decided to change the orientation and follow the sketch (see below) a little more.


This card was created using the sketch and Little Bunny For You Unity stamp for their March challenge.





I like both cards, but I think I prefer the kraft one over the white. I love white based card stock (perhaps a little obsessed with it) when it come to creating cards, really trying hard to break this habit... what do you think? White or Kraft? Do you have a signature when it comes to creating cards? I'm pretty sure if you look back on my blog posts most cards are created on white!!!

Thanks for stopping by this week. Linked to FWF unity. 


Happy Crafting!


Samantha

Sunday, 29 March 2015

My Application for Paper Flourish Design Team.

If you've read my last post, you would know that I'm in the awful process of packing up household belongings ready to move back home in 2 weeks. However, I'm not surprised that a few craft supplies never made their way into a box and that a few have made their way out! And....even though I'm suppose to be packing up it hasn't stopped me from buying MORE craft supplies! 

Anyways, here is a card I created specifically for paper flourish design team call out. You can find out more details about the DT call out here....(open within Australia for those who wish to apply!).

I created this card using Kaisercraft -Hello Sunshine paper and their Cherry Blossom Clear stamp. I also embellished using Kaisercraft black pearls. It was also my first go at using one of mama elephant dies and I totally love how it finishes this card. Oh! I also added a background stamp (on the white card stock) another Kaisercraft clear stamp - Believe.







I have to add, though I've stamped with Kaisercraft clear stamps before, that I wasn't completely satisfied with how this stamped sentiment turned out. After a bit of googling and asking around through Facebook craft pages, I found that this can be common with some clear stamps due to a film residue left in the creating process. I tried a few suggestions (washed stamped with stamp cleaner/warm soapy water, rubbed it on jeans, rubbed it on my arm). I still wasn't 100% happy and I have contacted Kaisercraft on facebook (who were very friendly) their reply however, was that I'll hear from someone within the kaisercraft team who will be able to help me with this issue....though in the end I like that the stamped sentiment has a rustic/crayon like look to it. I will share their news in a later post with their suggestions on how to create a more crisper image using their clear stamps.

Also here is a little flashback Friday (on Sunday) of previous crafty goodness created by me, using (mostly) kaisercraft products.





I really love the card I created to showcase Kaisercraft for the paper flourish design team call out. Id love to know what you think? Perhaps some suggestions you've tried if you've come across the same stamping issue?

Entered into SSS Wednesday Challege: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Sunday, 22 March 2015

A Spring Inspired Card...

This week (or should I say the last few weeks) have been super crazy busy! We got good news, my Hubby renewed his work contract with the option to move back home to Adelaide (which of course we jumped at!) So...we are now packing our belongings in to boxes and the worst room is...come on! have a guess! :) Yup!! My craft room...

But its mostly packed up, with the exception of a few stamps, paper packs, a handful of embellishments and my copic markers. 

Last week, in between all the craft room packing (I got distracted a few times!) I created this card, its from Unity's ...bunches of love stamps. I decided to make a few, I hate having left over paper, so I tend to create a card (generally for someone's birthday coming up) and then duplicate it so I have a stash of cards for those occasions you forget someones birthday coming up! 

This was the perfect stamp set to do this! While stamping, I wished I had that misti tool Ive seen a few times now through youtube videos, but I managed using my good old stamping block and ended up creating 8 cards using the different sentiments in this stamp pack.

Stamp: Unity - ...bunches of love
Copics: YG21 YG25 YG17 R30 R32 R35 Y11 Y15 Y08 BV00 BV02 BV04





Linked to FWF - Unity Blog
Entered into Scrapbook Boutique - Inspiration Photo Challenge (loved the little flowers on the hats and the colours).

Thanks for stopping by!


Samantha

Thursday, 12 March 2015

There's a house..or two!

I LOVE this card! 

Inspiration from here.

I created the background using Unity Stamp: What Matters Most. 
This involved lots of masking...

I then used paper from Kaisercraft: Hello Sunshine and paper pieced the stamped image. Cut that out, and made a card...or two! Actually four...but who's counting...

The sentiments were printed off from my computer and the little red heart was a die cut from Lawn Fawns "a little birdie told me" die set.

'Home is wherever I am with you'
 


'House + Love = Home'



'From our home to yours'

 



 'Home is a starting place for LOVE and DREAMS'

 






Thanks for stopping by!


Samantha
 



Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Fun Card!

Just sharing...

:)

After my copic order arrived I was able to finish colouring in this stamp and create this card. I don't know about you but when I make a card, I always get to the end (or so I think so...) and go somethings missing...

Add some sequins, a white dash boarder, step back...Done!


COPICS: YR65 YR68 YG17 B16 R46 R20 Y11 Y15 Y19





This was such a fun stamp to colour, I decided I needed to make another! This time using orange as a colour base. 




Link to Unity Friend with Flair.

Entered into SSS Monday Challenge: B (for bird and birthday's!). #142

Entered into SSS Wednesday Challenge: Girly #553

Thanks for stopping by. 


Samantha


Friday, 6 March 2015

Card #2


So here is the card I finished last night using the same stamp as my previous post. Again I used bright coloured card stock for the base, some left over scrap pattern paper, corrugated paper and my favourite whimsy farm twine! With one of the cards I used the sentiment that came with the itty-bitty stamp, but decided to also try printing a different sentiment - "a little birdie told me..."





Linking up to Unity Friends with Flair



Oh! Id also like to mention that my "not so scary" ATC - I eat crayons monster won in Wicked Wednesdays cute creatures challenge! Super Happy!!

Happy Crafting!!


Samantha

Thursday, 5 March 2015

A little sumptin'

I bought some new stamps from Unity about 2 weeks ago and they arrived!!! Squeal!!!
So I couldn't help myself...I just had to try one out!

Now my copic collection is pretty pathetic as you can see in the photo bellow, Ive had to stop this project as I only have 3 yellows, 3 pink and a whole bunch of greys. (I'm waiting on a copic order to arrive!) C'mon snail mail!!


But this stamp here (newly added to my collection) was perfect for me to create a few cards, using my (6) copic markers. 

I adhered the coloured stamped image to some card stock, added some whimsy farm twine, and I drew a line around to card to add a little extra something to it. I then decided that I wanted the heart to POP so I re-stamped the balloon, fussy cut the heart and stuck it down with dimensional tape.  









These cards fit a 90mm x 90mm envelope. So... super cute tiny cards. I just love the bright colours!

Stay tuned...love this little stamp so much I'm going to make a bigger sized card...and hopefully once my Copic order comes finish the colouring in the first photo.

***added after post***
Soon after I wrote this, I received my Copic order, of which I was then able to add orange YR68 to his little beak. :) 

This will be linked to Unity Friends with Flair.


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting...


Samantha

 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

I Eat Crayons!

I've had some oil pastels lying around the craft room for awhile now. I've never used them before, I've always been drawn to watercolours or acrylic paint. But I figured now is a good enough time to try them out! I decided that I would create a ATC (its been awhile and I LOVE ATC!!) Figured its the perfect size to have a play with a new product that I'm really not 100% sure how to use...

At first I just drew on some card stock to see what it looked like, I wasn't convinced so I smudged it with my finger and was happier with this outcome. Id say its like playing with very soft crayons. 

I used book paper stuck to the ATC sized card stock as the back ground, I applied red, orange, and yellow and blended it with my finger. I then drew a (not so scary) "monster" also on book paper stuck down to card stock and coloured him in with yellow and green (again using my finger to blend in the colours). I then cut him out. It needed more... so I outlined him with inktense black pencil and smudged black oil pastel around the ATC. Printed off the saying "I Eat Crayons" cut it out in the shape of a speech bubble...then added googly eyes!

I think he is rather cute! :) 
I think he also needs a friend...any excuse to create another ATC and attempt using these oil pastels again! 
  




Entered in to: Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge (cute creatures - cos lets face it he is pretty darn cute!) 


I also will enter this ATC into ARTastics March Inspiration Challenge. I was drawn to the bright colours - Red, Orange and Yellow followed by the contrasting white and large black borders. CRITERIA is to use a quote or saying on your submission. Its a pity I have no idea how to draw a cat or a dog! But there is plenty of time to try and submit another entry. :)
 



This will be my 4th entry this week for Simon Says Stamps Challenge theme: Anything goes.

I also would like to add a BIG thank you to those who have commented on my posts. I LOVE hearing from you! So please feel free to say hello and tell me what you think?

Thanks for stopping by. 


Samantha