Monday, 11 April 2016

Winner of Unity Week

Hi all,

I had my trusty assistant (willing son Sam) help me draw the two winners from my wonderful week as the Growing in Unity Gal. Here they are . . . .

First Winner! (from Thursday's comments)

Second winner! (from Tuesday's comments)

So if this is you please email me at and I will send your details to Unity Stamps so that you can receive your goody bag of 25 random stamps in the mail.

Thanks so much to all the lovely people who left comments and followed my blog this week.

Take care,
Helen xx

Friday, 8 April 2016

Growing in Unity Day 5

Hi all,

Welcome to my last day as the Growing in Unity Gal. I've had a lot of fun this week sharing my creations but what I have really loved is receiving the lovely positive comments so thank you very much.

I thought I would finish with a bang so I have two projects for you. Well to tell you the truth I made my journal page and then realised I used the same stamp when I was last a GIU Gal (because I love it so much) so I thought I should make something with a different stamp. Plus I couldn't resist one last pun for the week! So here are my two projects - an art journal page using Beautiful Soul and Imperfection is Beauty and a card using Holy Shiitake.

Well that's it, I hope you've enjoyed my selection this week. Don't forget to leave your comments and I will draw the winner this weekend with some help from my sons.

Take care and have fun creating,

Helen xx

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Growing in Unity Day 4

Hi all,

Today I'm stepping away from the pun stamps and I've made a stamp with an Itty Bitty that I  love, Triple Tree Line. The stamp has 3 trees on it and I just repeat stamped the two outer trees along my card stock. Then I coloured it with Copics and once again used up some scraps for the background papers. I did stamp the middle tree twice so that I could layer and add some dimension.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a comment. I must admit I am really enjoying receiving the comments each day, they're a little ray of sunshine that brighten my day, so thank you.

take care,
Helen xx

Layout Share

Hi all,

I am having a great time making cards this week with Unity Stamps and posting about them but I thought I would spice it up with a few layouts. Two of these I made for the Hip Kit Design Team Call (which wasn't successful oh well!) and the third because I was dared to use the scissor stencil from Prima.


I did actually video this mixed media layout and when I start school holidays next week I will finally get around to editing it and posting it on YouTube. My YouTube page which is a bit scarce at the moment is here so pop by and have a look if you like.

Take care and have a great day.

Helen xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Halfway There! Growing in Unity Day 3

Hello all,

I hope you're all having a great week just like me.

For today's piece I made another card using a pun stamp, I must admit the pun stamps from Unity really appeal to my sense of humour.  This time I am using the We're Toast stamp from the Itty Bitty range.

I stamped one image on the piece of cardstock for the base and then a second image on a scrap piece of card that I coloured with my Prismacolor pencils, colouring it just like my toaster at home. I cut out just the toaster and mounted it on the first image to give a bit of dimension.

For the background I used a stencil and ink from my stash and then sprayed some Lindy's sprays over it. I grabbed one of my stamps for some background texture and after, when I checked, I realised it had been discontinued, oops! Finally I found some old stickers from a few years ago and added them to the card for a little spot of colour.

Thanks for stopping by, remember to leave a comment!

Take care and have fun crafting,

Helen xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Growing in Unity Day 2

Hello all,

I'm back again for my second Growing in Unity day. Thank you to all who have looked at my first piece.

Today I have another card for you. I'm continuing on with the coffee theme and using an Angie Girl that I like, Kimmie Girl. There is a little bit of inking with Spun Sugar Distress Ink in the background, I used the packaging technique.  The paper and heart stickers are from Crate Paper's Hello Love range. Hope you like it!

Well that's it for today. Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be included in the draw. Remember at the end of the week two lucky people will win 25 random Unity stamps each.

Have a great day full of love and laughter and hopefully some crafting with Unity Stamps!

Take care,
Helen xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Growing in Unity Day One

Hello all,

Guess who is the Growing in Unity Gal all week? Yep you guessed it, it's me! I'm so excited to be a part of this once again.

I thought I would start with a card using two of my current favourites I'm Hot.You're Not and Step Aside Coffee. I think this a dilemma many face each night when deciding what shall we have, coffee or wine! 

I used some scraps from my stash for the layers and then coloured in with my Copics. The title says: Nightly Dilemma

Well I hope you like it. 

Now don't forget that at the end of the week I need to pick two random winners from the people who comment on each day's post, so don't be shy comment away, and the best bit both lucky winners will receive 25 random Unity stamps each.

Well that's it for today, I'll be back with another project tomorrow.

Take care and I hope you have a great day,

Helen xx