Sunday, 30 December 2012

Falling in love with Saturated Canary Digi Images

Oh How I love the Saturated Canary Digi Images, I came across them completely by chance a few months ago now, but when I'm struggling for inspiration I can always find something in Krista Smith's Catalogue of images that just brightens up my day. I have quite a collection of them now and i just love getting the Promarkers out and colouring them.
 Here are just a few I have done just recently. They are waiting to be used on one of my projects but I just wanted to share them with you.

This is the Peanelope Image 
This is the Umbrella Closed Image - I love this one

Finally this is the Mermaid image - I decided to colour her hair in a different colour than normal colours for an added effect.

Well until my next purchase which maybe be very soon, Hope you like them and if you fancy having a go yourself then pop along to Krista's shop and purchase some of her amazing designs

New Craftroom so all set for a busy 2013

Its been all go today at the Unicorn Craft headquarters with the arrival of my new craft room furniture so I am now all set for a busy 2013 with all the crafting goodies I have bought over the festive season.
Can't wait to get started....

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Saturated Canary Summer Card

The winter weather is creeping in with the dark foggy nights and nippy mornings, but I have been looking at summer holidays over the last few days and I was inspired to make this card.
I have used a Saturated Canary Digi Image by the very talented Krista Smith. I have coloured the image in using promarkers and layered papers from first edition range of gorgeous papers/card stock. (embossed Glitter floral used) Finishing off with paper flowers and leaves and a sentiment by Craftwork cards.
I love the SC images and have quite a collection now and they are proving very popular in my house.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

VIntage Wedding Anniversary Invites

Wow it has been a bit too long since I last updated my blog. whoops!
I've been very busy in the craft room creating cards for many of my customers all around the world.
Here's a peek at the wedding cards I'm working on today

A very vintage natural feel to this design, using woodware inspirational words, a Papermania Urban 'Beautiful - Folium' stamp. i have distressed the image and then cut into 3 panels and layered on top of natural twine which I have criss-crossed.

Off to get them finished and then on to the next project.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Horses & Tractors Themed Wedding card

I had a lovely request for this special card from a lady attending a double wedding and she wanted a very personal card for her friends. The brief was for Horses and Tractors. I think I've covered it pretty well.

Close up of the charms that I have used - Horse, Horseshoe and a Handmade with love charms. Also the mini Tractors coloured with the colour scheme using Promarkers.

The rubber stamp is a hobbyarts stamp, the horses and the wall are from a Woodware Clear magic stamp set. I have used a sage green polka dot ribbon and a memory box die cut.
Thanks for looking

Friday, 13 July 2012

Blogging Reminder

I've been so lapse at blogging it's terrible, I need to be more up to date on uploading my works.
Here is one of my more recent creations, i have fallen in love with the New Penny Black City Scene Stamps, I'm lucky enough to have the New York , Rome & London Stamps.
Here is a card I have made using the Rome Stamp.
I've used papermania and dovecraft paper in th background and coloured the image with my promarkers.
I have finished the card with Paper flowers and pearls and a large metal button.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Wow So busy!

Wow, just realised I haven't blogged since the beginning of May! whoops!
I've been so busy with orders and family life, i've forgotten about blogging.
Here are few cards I have made recently:

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Kids Cards

Toy story themed Card

Pokemon Themed card with a pocket containing Pokemon legends cards

F1 themed Birthday Card
Today I have to show you a A4 Size card I have made for Michele to give to her cousin.
I decided seen as it was for a 50th birthday that maybe my usual cute characters might be a bit to much so  thought i'd test myself and see how I got on.
I have used Stampin up papers - including the doilie flower.
Craftwork card ornate shape panels
Tim Holtz Ticket message
And a mixture of paper flowers, pearls, brads and a lovely script Happy Birthday.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Wedding Card Order

Here is a card I have made this week for a friend who wanted a large wedding card for her cousin. I have gone with the elegant black and white colour scheme but added a splash of red on the flowers. The image is a Saturated Canary Design by Krista Smith and she has been coloured using my Promarkers.
I have used flowers, a paper doilie, card candy and a rhinestone buckle for effects.

My friend also wanted something to put some money in so I made this little box and coordinated to match the card and left the blank panel for a message.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Wanted to show some of my other work

Here are few of my other projects. This one is a Notice board with a Magnolia Tilda coloured in the cool grey scale. Love this notice board it's my favourite.

This is a hardback notebook which I have decorated and used a coloured magnolia Tilda image which is done in promarkers. I have tied ribbons along the spin.

I love Penny Black rubber stamps and here is a card topper that I have made. I am forever colouring with my mountain of Promarkers and love this topper.

This was an experiment and it worked really sell so much I made loads and they have sold really well. I stamped the Magnolia Tilda on to shrink plastic and coloured in with my promarkers and then shrunk her and made her into a mobile phone charm. Really Sweet.

My next project I'm working on this week are some wooden door hangers, so watch this space.

Men's Raunchy Card! Slightly cheeky

Here is a card I have made for a young man's birthday, It's a bit more raunchy than my normal stuff but I like a challenge.

The image is a Kenny K image and I have coloured her in using Promarkers: Blush, Saffron & dusky pink for the skin, Berry & Poppy red, Honeycombe and apricot & orange also the cool grey scale.

He was very please with his card, it was simple but effective.

Thanks for looking and see you again soon


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Love New Arrival Cards

I have been asked to make a couple of new arrival cards recently and I've loved doing them, I get so broody when new babies arrive.

I have used a A4 card and folded it long ways, so it's a huge long envelope lol. But great if you have a long name to fit on, luckily this one was a short name. I've cut the letters out of a scrapbook sheet I had and then stamped a Magnolia Pram and coloured in promarkers in shades of purple and then stamped a LOTV stamp of a teddy on a set of baby scales and coloured in promarkers in shades of pink & purple.

To finish I have printed the babies birth details. A great keepsake I think.

Thanks for looking



Thursday, 19 April 2012

Here is one for the Men

This is a card I have made which is suitable for a couple of the challenges I wanted to have a go at.

Firstly - Basic Grey - Theme was Spring Colours - I have used a Lilykate - Bamboo Sheet of paper for the background. Check it out over at

Cards for Men - Spring Colours - Obviously a male theme card as well which Ihave used a LOTV Teddy Die cut of a teddy decorating (well having a tea break).

Check it out over at

And finally I found this other blog today called Allsorts and they have a challenge incorporating Buttons & Threads - which I have finished the card with, Check their blog out and have a go at

All great challenges and I've had good fun trying to incorporate them into my card that i've never done more than one challenge in a card before. So here goes.



Steampunk Card

Welcome to next challenge card, this one is fo rthe Anything Goe's challenge blog. Theme was Steampunk so here it is, i love the steampunk craft elements out there. And I'm loving this card.

The image is a TiddleyInks Image called Precious that I have coloured with promarkers. The backing papers are from Tiddlyinks & Kanban, I used a mini frame (from the poundshop) and a Tim holtz clip and some paper flowers to finish the card off.

Why not check out the blog challenge for yourself over at




Passion for Promarkers #145 Pink, lace & pearl

Here is my latest blog challenge entry for Passion for Promarkers

I have used a pull out tag idea for the card blank and then using the brief decorated with pink patterned papers. I have coloured a magnolia Tilda holding a birthday cake with Promarkers Pastel pink, dusky rose, antique pink and putty.

I then stamped a cupcake from a woodware stamp set and coloured that with Pink Carnation, Cerise, Sandstone & cinnamon promarkers.

I topped the cupcake with a pearl and added pink & white pearls to the sentiment.

To finish I used pink lace to tie around the oval and to finish the tags.

I have entered into the Passion for Promarkers challenge, why not check it out over at

Fingers Crossed




Monday, 9 April 2012

Passion for Promarkers Week 143

Passion for Promarkers theme this week is 'Whatever the weather'

Here is my card design.

I have used an unusual tiered shaped card and used cooridinating colour papers to the image that used.

The image is by Pollycraft and she has been coloured using a selection fo promarkers khaki on the boots, leaf, meaadow green, grey 1 for her coat to outlin eit and used a mixture of browns and oranges to get the shades on the hair.

Why not pop over and check out the challenge

I hope they like my design.




I'm a winner!

I'm happy to announce that I have won the Pollycraft monday challange #133 Choklit

Thanks to everyone at Pollycraft for choosing me




Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Latest Creations

Here are my latest orders, one little einsteins card and one rocket with alien card.

They have both been coloured using promarkers and the cut and layered to get a nice effect.

Hope Charlie likes them for his birthday.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Octonauts Card

Here is one of my latest creations, I busily made this Octonauts card yesterday. Using Characters Peso & Kwazi on a sea scene background and finished with a magnolia bird, a chipboard 'O' .

I have added Bubble acetate and blue panel on the inside to follow the theme and for a message to be written.

Thanks for looking at my creations



Saturday, 31 March 2012

Easter Inspiration

This is just a quicky of some small cards I made this morning.

Great for Easter.

Vintage Steam Punk

Here is my first attempt at Vintage Steampunk themed cards and I'm quite pleased. I have mainly used Kanban backings (Cogs backing sheet & Acetate Paris sheet) and the embellishment is from a Kanban sheet of 6 stunning ladies. I distressed a scallop die cut to back the image and distressed the sentiment which I stamped from a Woodware stamp set I had.

Thanks for looking



Friday, 30 March 2012

Chocolate monster Card

Here is a cheeky little card that I have made using an usual shape card blank design and then used the Pollycraft Design Challenge theme of Chocolate to make this card into a choccie monster card.

I've used Stampin up backing in paper in brown and then coloured the funny monster digi image (from pollycraft) who is tucking into a very yummy looking chocolate egg and finished with flowers and a craftwork card sentiment "Love Chocolate".

I have entered this into the Pollycraft challange. Check it out

I hope they like my entry.




Thursday, 29 March 2012

Gift Bag Design

It is my friend Becky's birthday this weekend and I decided to decorate my own gift bag for her rather than pop to the shops to pick one up and here is the finished item.

I have used various backing papers and matted them up to create the layers and then added a chipboard letter B (for Becky, obviously), then a very cute Lili of the valley Die cut of mice and champagne. I finished the bag with a sentiment from a free gift from a magazine a got the other day, which just finished it off nicely.

More projects hopefully this evening whilst the sticky tape is flowing.




Well everything is out ready

Here is my Kitchen Table?? covered in my latest craft stashes ready to make a start, how many cards will i get made today? We will see.

New stuff waiting to be created

Wow, this week is going so quickly and I have so much I want to do, but keep getting side tracked by some amazing peoples blogs like Krista's designs are amazing I just had to put a cheeky little order in for her digi images but I can see that I will be buying more of these from this very talented lady.
Krista is offering the use of an amazing Breast Cancer Awareness Image for free if you like her blog and the image is stunning.
So why not pop by and see for your self, You won't be disappointed.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

I'm Back

OMG, i didn't realise I haven't blogged for that long! thats not good is it.

Well I'm back and full of ideas and can't wait to get started. So watch this space.