Thursday, 27 April 2017

GIU Day 4 - Feeling Blue

Hello.  Welcome.  This week I am growing in Unity.  This means I will be sharing a project every day this this week featuring Unity Stamp Company stamps.  Leave a comment on all my posts this week for a chance to win one of two Unity mega-awesome grab bags. 

I used a lot of my christmas card stash last christmas so my plan was to make a new christmas card every week fortnight month.  OK, a little pathetic, but every little helps, and I'm sure production will accelerate after the summer.  So here's this month's contribution to the xmas card pile.  Featuring a girl and coffee, although I like to think she is cuddling a cup of hot chocolate.  I certainly would be.


The bricks and the window are from SMAK kits Focus on the Good and Be Different.  I masked the window before stamping the bricks.  I also added some snowflakes, stamped with silver ink, over the top of the bricks.  They look a bit yellow in the picture.  The snowflakes and the girl are from KOTM Warmth of Winter.  I stamped, fussy cut and coloured her with blue distress inks.  And a little touch of pink and red.  The sentiment is from Country Christmas Snowman.  Maybe not a typical christmas design but it's making me feel chilly!  Where's the hot chocolate??

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity grab bag.  If you have missed my other posts this week they are here:  DAY 1DAY 2, DAY 3 
You can also hop over to Lisa's blog.  She is also GIU this week and has two grab bags to giveaway too.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
April Rudolph Days Challenge
FSC Challenge 122 - Sound of Music - My Favourite Things  I went with warm woolen mittens
ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for Home
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 330 
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colour Blue, always been my favourite, and it works lovely for chilly winter, or lovely seas and skies. 

65 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Love the scene you created for her. Stunning project, Gail. Thank You!

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  2. I find that your style of card making is like the natural look. I say this because looking at this card I can see someone taking a picture exactly like this. Everything looks so natural. Thank you again for all the info and thank you for sharing. I really love the style.

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  3. I just found Unity stamps...I have fallen in LOVE!!!

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  4. Oh my I just love that so much! Inspiring me for sure!

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  5. Love the background and colours you've used on this!

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  6. Love love the background you have created for this card. I am loving your work every day. Lots of inspiration thank you. See you tomorrow.

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  7. Beautiful scene and coloring.

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  8. Really pretty! I like the brick background with the girl. These stamps make me so happy! ☺

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  9. that is truly lovely ....really like the brick and window behind the girl....

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  10. Making the brick wall blue is a unique idea and works well in this card.

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  11. This card is awesome! I like Vernon traditional Christmas cards, and yours is just perfect! Hmmmm, rethinking 2017's cards now.....love it!

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  12. I really like this Gail, it's definitely hot chocolate. Good luck with the Christmas cards, I'm still doing one each month, but like you will have to up production soon :-) xx

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  13. Absolutely love your card! And the soft blue fits!!!!

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  14. Sorry think my comment for this one went on the last post 😕 Anyway great job!

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  15. I wish I had the resolve to make Christmas cards throughout the year. I'm usually rushing to get them done mid December! Nice, cozy card.

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  16. This is great. I love seeing the ideas and how they are done. I keep telling myself I am just going to sit down and start working with these techniques so I can improve. It is supposed to be rainy this weekend so sounds like a perfect time! Thank yoi

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  17. I haven't kept my resolution to get on top of Christmas cards either, lol! This is a lovely start. The cool color choices create a nice chilly feel that makes her cup of cocoa and sentiment just perfect.

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  18. Beautiful coloring and composition layering

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  19. Love! Love! Love this. You built such a wonderful scene. The more I see of the KOTM the more I want it. I'm going to hate to see your week end.

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  20. Thank you for another beautiful card! You have inspired me to look at my stamps and create a card using different sets.

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  21. That is a beautiful card. So you are so smart to start early for plan for Christmas. I need to get right on that!

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  22. Ooh! Now I want the be different kit. Great idea to start early on the Christmas cards.

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  23. Great card! Love the brick background!

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  24. This is a great card! I love all the different elements you have tied together so well ( like your coloring too. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I like how you used blue for the bricks---untraditional and nice!! What a great card.

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  26. I love it a beautiful background

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  27. I can think Christmas cards today - it's 40 degrees here in Iowa! Great job.

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  28. Cute card. Love the warmth it brings.

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  29. Excellent! I love the brick background 💕

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  30. Great coloring and I like the way you combined the stamps from. Arias sets, of course now I'm feeling guilty I need to start making Xmas cards,

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  31. This turned out amazing! I love how you created the background with the different stamps.

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  32. Love your winter scene, Gail...super cute image. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck in the draw. Dorte x

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  33. A really lovely sentiment and a great image, super Christmas card.

    Kath x

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  34. This is really lovely! Love the gorgeous window amidst the brick wall.

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  35. Love your card. The blue colors make the scene look cold but comfy.

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  36. Like this one a lot! Really love how you combined all of those kits to get this great result!

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  37. So it isn't a typical Christmas design....I love it! Great job! I love the brick background, window, snowflakes, girl! I love it all. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Beautiful card, I love the design. I'd choose hot chocolate over coffee too!
    Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - Guest Designer xx

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  39. A really lovely creation Gail, the cool colours along with that image really do give a wintery feel, many thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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  40. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 330 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too x

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  41. Love the background and use of the colors.

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  42. Both the background and foreground are powerful, yet neither competing with the other. Great work, and wonderful focal stamp from Unity.

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  43. Love the blues and purples! I have a strange affinity for brick walls too lol

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  44. Colors are wonderful. Beautiful! ♡♡♡

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  45. By creating the brick wall. you have made a lovely scene for your lady warming her hands with a coffee/hot chocolate!
    Lovely card with such pretty colours.
    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge

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  46. I love they way you created a backdrop.

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  47. What a lovely festive design and I love how you created the background.
    Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  48. A super card and I love your brick wall. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

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  49. I love the brick background with this stamp. The blue brick is unexpected but perfect.

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  50. Pretty card! Love the colors and the stamp you used! I always think I will holiday cards all year long to have a stash on hand, but I never seem to get it done!

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  51. These blue hues work perfectly for winter cards and I am so glad you shared this with us at AYLI. Sarah DT

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  52. Love Unity Co and their stamps!!!
    I watch all the how to videos too!!!

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  53. this is a beautiful holiday card! i love that it's a wintery scene but still feels warm! thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudolph day challenge!

    linda
    DT rudolph days challenge

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  54. What a unique and beautiful card...the bricks look gorgeous
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  55. Wow - I have never seen a "normal" type Christmas card like this but it is just WONDERFUL. What a treat it would be to receive. It would definitely make me smile. FABULOUS card and GREAT inspiration. Xj.

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  56. Wow, this is very great creation.... wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

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