Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Friday!! :)

Hello to you all :)

Hope you have all had a great week...it has certainly warmed up where I live and I believe the weekend is going to be a scorcher! Think it will be lots of pool and BBQ time this weekend as well as some scrapping in the air con!

Well a few weekends a go, I pulled out some papers I have been dying to scrap with (yeah I know...I need to get them up quick don't I!!).  They were released before I had my little bubba (which is just gone a year).  I was kind to myself during my baby's first year as I wanted to enjoy that time immensely and just went with the flow and only scrapped when I could or when I had deadlines looming...lol! so I have lots of catching up to do now :))))

Here is the layout I created with some MME papers Fly Away and Sky's the Limit.


"XOXO"



Love this adorable photo of my husband and baby at 2 months old...hard to believe how quickly the time has gone! 
Loved the shabby feel to this background paper so did lots of distressing and tearing, inking etc.




Sigh...can't go past adding beautiful flowers to my layouts.





More "just because layouts next week...(I promise!)
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs xo

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Flying Unicorn Gives Back...


Hi Everyone,

Please take a moment to read and we hope you can make time to participate for such a worthy cause.

Thank you so much
xo









Every year for the month of November, Flying Unicorn sponsors "The Flying Unicorn Gives Back." It is about helping, supporting and paying it forward to those that need it the most. 

Our chosen charity this year is CURESEARCH.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children's cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers and solving the field's most challenging problems. They fight every day to make treatment possible and a cure probable for the 42 children diagnosed with cancer daily. CureSearch is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, has 3 stars on Charity Navigator, and is a Gold participant on GuideStar.


There are so many different ways for you to help and support Cure Search during our Give Back Month :

  • Join in on our 1000 Uploads! Flying Unicorn donates $1.00 to a maximum of $1000.00 for each completed project loaded in our gallery .
  • Silent Auction - November 13th - November 16th - Get your retail therapy during our auction days! Lots of paper crafting supplies at major discounted prices along with one of a kind items for you to bid on !
  • Participate in Special Challenges where the Creative Team will donate to the cause
  • Raffle - a 5.00 ticket will give you a chance to win a Vagabond! 


We have set up a Flying Unicorn page on their site where donations can be made

Join us throughout the month of November 
and together we will make a difference !! 



RAFFLE

Happening NOW till November 8th 3:00pm est 

For every $5.00 donated you will have a chance to win a Tim Holtz Vagabond! 
Donate directly on our CureSearch Page and leave a comment in our Raffle thread on the forums  or send us an email cs@flyingunicornllc.com

SPECIAL CHALLENGE


Join us this month in the Flying Unicorn Gives Back thread and participate in creating a project using the below sketch. Grab inspiration from the sketch or Shona's amazing  creation! 

Every project entered Shona and Alda will donate $1.00 each to CureSearch to a maximum of $100.00 - Lets Get Creating! 



We have so much more happening during our Flying Unicorn Gives back ....  and do not forget to check out our Facebook page for another way to Give Back!!


- See more at: http://flyingunicornllc.blogspot.com.au/#sthash.gCeJD5gM.dpuf

Monday, November 3, 2014

You are my Reason Why...


Hello and Happy Monday :)

Can you believe its November already!!! WOW this year has just gone!! I am already thinking about Christmas stuff...just an exciting and lovely time of the year.

Okay a couple of weekends a go I did some scrapping for the fun of it...have been doing that a lot lately and its quite liberating!

I have lots of beautiful paper collections begging to be used and one of them was the MME Sky's the Limit Collection.

Oh my little bubba...I miss you being so small but I so love him at the age he is right now :)



"You are my Reason Why"



The title stamp is one of my favourite Ali Edwards Stamps..think it was my very first stamp purchase when I started online scrapping...lol!



Beautiful chipboard from Blue Fern...my first time using their brand of chipboard and I LOVE it!




And just a mix of a few other products, Prima and Petaloo flowers, Heidi Swapp Butterflies, Hambly and Lindy's Stamp Gang mist.


Till next time :)
Hugs
Min xo

Friday, October 31, 2014

Show Us Your Stuff - October Challenge...


Hi everyone,

I had a chance to play the other weekend with a fun sketch at an Australian challenge site called Show Us Your Stuff.  Included with the sketch you must use at least 1 handmade item on your project.  

It has to been ages and I mean ages since I have played along with this challenge blog or any challenges for that matter.  Was wonderful to break out some new papers and be free :))

Here is the sketch....love that big triangle (kind of what drew me..lol)



I flipped it and made it my own!

"1 month"


Oh I had loads of fun with this layout.  Stunning new papers from Websters teamed with new Prima flowers and cute chipboard pieces.


Found a lone little feather in my drawer so I couldn't resist misting it and adding it to my layout.


My handmade item is the cute little deer flair button from Delish Scraps and a bow as well.



Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend :)
Hugs
Min xo

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mixed Media Mini Canvas's



Hi my dear friends :)

I created these pretty little canvas's the other day for Flying Unicorn.  I was short on time but still felt like being creative. So I decided to make these quick and simple canvas's.  They make great gifts and at the same time I was able to experiment with different colours and techniques as well.

"Believe"


Lots of pretties on these canvas's.  I will run you through a list of  gorgeous products I used which can be found in the Flying Unicorn Store as well as a short written step by step....sorry I didn't photograph the steps this time.  

Firstly each canvas was primed with Gesso.  I then used a Crafters Workshop stencil and some Gel Medium and started to build up my background.  Once this was dry I then randomly applied my different mists.  For the 1st one I used the following colours:



To finish off the background of these canvas's I did some random stamping using a Prima Stamp - Vintage Vanity.  

Then my favourite part....adding some beautiful flowers, Prima and Petaloo and Flying Unicorn Adornments :)) 

Lastly, I highlighted the pinks and purples by using Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ginger Flower and adding a spray of water to blend.  I have also brushed over my flowers with some Gesso to finish it off.




"Dream"



This canvas was done using the same steps but I used the following different colours:
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cocoa Bean Copper (which is currently not in the store at the moment)





The Flying Unicorn Store stocks a huge range of mix media products so be sure to check them out.

Hope you are having a creative week! :)
Melinda

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Flying Unicorn DT Project


Hello everyone,


I'm back with you today to share with you one of my recent Flying Unicorn projects...something a little more neutral/boyish and vintage.  I have started off with some Authentique Papers from the Accomplished Collection for my base and background and have teamed them up with the gorgeous Riddersholm Papers from the Tailgate Marked Collection as my layers behind the photo. The kraft papers in the Authentique range are great to add whatever colours you want. 

"Heart of Gold"




I love the Creative Embellishments chipboard.  I have used the Heart of Gold title as well as the Antique Bike.


I adore the Flying Unicorn Adornments.  I simply brushed them over with some Gesso and then added some colour using Acrylic Paint. In fact everything has had a brush over with Gesso...gives it that shabby look.



And lots of beautiful flowers...sigh...just love adding them to all my projects.  I have used some Prima flowers from my own stash but you will note there are some gorgeous black Petaloo flowers from the store as well as some new Prima.


That's it from me today...hope you feel inspired to get crafty!

Melinda 


Products from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Other:
Thread
Button
Prima Vine and Flowers
Paper Doily

Monday, October 13, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch - October Challenge

Hi everyone and  Happy Monday to you all :))

The Flying Unicorn CT are guests this month at Once Upon a Sketch Challenge site. They are an amazing site with so much inspiration to help you with your creating!  This months challenge is.....

Journalling Theme: "The women/girls etc in our lives..."


 


You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is!



And here is my layout of the girls in my life...my sisters and my mum and I at my younger sisters wedding in May this year. Some private journalling on the back...can't do without these girls in my life...


"Great Day Together"



Lots of beautiful Prima products here...Prima papers, flowers and embellishments.  I have also added some Petaloo flowers.  All these products can be found in the Flying Unicorn Store.



Blue Fern circle chipboard and the really really gorgeous vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour which i have added a D'lish fabric bow on top!


 Thanks for stopping by once again...you make my day :)
Hugs and have a great week!
xo