Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Growing in Unity Week Winners

Hello everyone,

Unity is such a generous company as they provide a prize to two people each week who leave comments.  To pick mine I used a random number generator and first chose the day then the comment number. The first winner is:

So that is the 19th comment left on Wednesday =  Jan Vint


The second winner is:



So that is the 9th comment left on Friday = Brandi R

Congratulations ladies. After I receive your details you will receive a prize from Unity Stamps.

Thank you to everyone who left comments throughout last week.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Friday, 27 July 2018

Growing in Unity - Day Five

Hello everyone,

It is with great excitement and anticipation that you wait for months for your week as the Growing In Unity Gal and then bam it is all over! It's my last day today, this week has gone so quickly. To finish off I have made a shiny 5 1/2 inch square card for you.

I started with a piece of mixed media cardstock and stamped one of the floral pieces from the Unexpected Places (kom 2/17) set with Archival Ink and then painted it with some Me & Blue Inklingz from Shimmerz Paint. Next I stamped the an older butterfly stamp and fussy cut that out. I mounted the butterfly with fun foam to give it some dimension and gave it a quick coat of Ride the Tide Creameez by Shimmerz. Once dry I fussy cut it and the saying out. I adhered a doily to the background, adhered the stamp and quote and some puffy hearts. I finished off by adding some gloss gel to the butterfly and a few random little butterflies across the background. All in all a very blue card.



A close up to try and show the shimmer.

Well that's it for my week as a GIU Gal. Don't forget to leave a comment to go in the draw as I will be picking the two random winners on Sunday (Australian time!). Thank you so much for leaving the lovely supportive comments all week.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Growing in Unity - Day Four

Hello everyone,

I'm hoping this Thursday is treating you all well. I have a quick card for you today.

To begin with I made my own background using two distress oxide inks and the packaging technique. If you're unsure what the packaging technique is it is when you smoosh some ink onto a piece of plastic, activate it with water and then smoosh it all around the cardstock. Following this I stamped one of the blooms from the Insightful Meadows set and a saying from the { . . . everything resides in hope} set. To finish off I add some gold Heidi Swapp Colour Shine and some patterned paper and then adhered it to a 5 1/2 inch square card.



Well that's it for today. I'll see you tomorrow with my last creation for the week.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Growing in Unity - Day Three

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it, we're halfway through the week already! Time flies when you are having fun or extremely busy.

Today, I'm doing a bit of a comparison as I've made the same card twice but I have chosen different mediums to colour Tess Girl, from the Angiegirl collection, in with.

For the lefthand card I coloured Tess in with Derwent Inktense pencils, which I activated with a water brush as they are watercolour pencils and for the righthand card I coloured her in with normal colouring in pencils. Some patterned paper, gems and an inked wooden word and this simple card is finished.

Which medium did you like the best?

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to leave a comment. See you tomorrow.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Growing in Unity - Day Two

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for the lovely comments left on yesterday's post.

Well today I have a birthday card for you. I pulled out my Donna Peony stamp set and stamped the outline peony three times onto smooth watercolour paper. Then using Sugar Plum Twinkling H20 I painted the flowers. After fussy cutting them out I layered them onto 5 1/2 inch square card. When you hold the card on different angles the shimmer in the flowers is so pretty. A couple of hand cut leaves and some inking finishes off this card.


Here I'm trying to show the glorious shimmer in the paint.

That's it for today. I hope you find some inspiration maybe pull out your old pots of Twinkling H2Os and have some fun painting. Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes on offer at the end of the week, courtesy of the fabulous Unity Stamps.

Take care and happy crafting, see you tomorrow!
Helen xx

Monday, 23 July 2018

Growing In Unity - Day One

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my little corner of the cyber world. I am very excited to be the GIU Gal this week and can't wait to share my projects with you. I have loved Unity Stamps for a long time and have quite the collection. I sold a lot of my craft supplies earlier this year, however, I would not part with any of my Unity Stamps! I am starting off my week quick and easy with my little hello card!


I have used an Itty Bitty stamp for this card, it's IB-939 hello Daisy. I love the simplicity of the stamp and I stamped it two times for effect. I coloured it in with colouring pencils and then applied a layer of white colouring pencil to blend it all together. I created the background by covering the card with strips of washi tape.

Well that's it for my first card. Please leave a comment below to go in the running for a prize. at the end of the week I will randomly choose two people from the comments left to win a prize pack from the very generous Unity Stamps.

Thanks for visiting. Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx



Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Stick It Down July Challenge

Hello all,

This month we have a sketch challenge over at Stick It Down. This is the sketch:


This is the layout that I made:


I used some items from Pink Paislee Summer Lights and from a couple of Dear Lizzy's ranges. I also used some colours from Twinkling H2O and some Lindy Stamp Gang sprays. I must admit I quite like it.

I also recorded the process and made a video:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find some time to craft.
Take care,
Helen xx