Sunday, September 25, 2016

Milk Bottle Butterfly



Hello my lovely friends

I hope you are having a great weekend :) 

I am back with another make using the fantastic Visible Image stamps. 

I am also using the same stamp set as last time because I love it so much!!

 This is the stamp set I worked with it is called Butterfly Beginnings





I love to paint bottles and stamp on them so this is what I did with this lovely butterfly.

I had an empty milk bottle I had around the house so I just use what I have on hand.

I like to use chalk paint to paint my bottles as I love the texture of it.

 I prefer this kind of paint as it does not peel off your jar and you do not need to prep your bottle.

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Here are the steps to make your own bottle

1. Paint your bottle and leave to dry. I usually paint two coats of paint. Chalk paint dries pretty fast!

2. Then take your stamp and some archival ink and stamp on to your bottle.
 I like to stick my stamp to my desk and just roll my bottle over it. 
From one end to the other using firm pressure.

3. Take some sand paper or a nail file and rub off the areas you want to look distressed. 

4. Tie some twine and your done :) 

If you want you can also seal it but I like to leave mine with just the matt chalk look.

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  They are so easy to make and would make lovely gifts for Christmas :) 

Speaking of Christmas Visible Image have 25% off of there Christmas stamps. 

Hop on over and take a wee look at what they have the sale ends on Sept 28th.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! 

Mandi xox



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Change Can Be Beautiful



Hello my lovely friends! 

I am on the Unity Blog today with this lovely Autumnal card today! 

I used my distress inks to colour the leaves spiced marmalade and barn door. Then put them on to white card and then a kraft card base. I added a little twine to finish and I was done.
 A super clean and simple card to make.  

The stamps I used are from this month's layers of life subscription kit called Beautiful Change.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!

Mandi xox


Linking up my card to
Simon Says Stamp Wed  - Clean & Simple
Word Art Wed 248 - 249



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Autumn




Happy Sunday Friends!

Don't you love Autumn? or Fall if you are in America :) 
It is my favourite time of year!!
 I love seeing the the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees!
It is also monarch butterfly migration season in the USA.
I would see them every year when I lived in New York.
 Flying off to a warmer climate for the winter.
So that was my inspiration for this tag.  

I love love love these stamps from Visible Image.
If you know me you know I love Butterflies and Leave stamps!! 
So these are the perfect stamp sets for me.
That all season tree is amazing! I have many plans for that stamp :) 

This is my first guest design project for this amazing company. 
They are a new to me company that I discovered when I moved back home to Scotland. 
They are a small stamp company with amazing images.
 Please go and check them out if you are not familiar with them. You will not be disappointed!
I will leave all of the links below where you can find them. 

I used the small butterfly stamp from this set called Butterfly Beginnings





The leaves and the sentiment are from this set called Four Every Season





If you are interested this is how I made my tag. If not you can skip over this next part.

 I started off with a plain white tag. Then took those pretty leaves and my distress inks. I stamped them with Mustard Seed first then Spiced Marmalade and  finally just touched the edges with Barn Door.  I set that aside to dry and then stamped and coloured my butterfly with the same orange colour Spiced Marmalade. I cut it out and then went around the edges with my white gel pen to highlight the wings. I glued down my butterfly just by the body and pulled the wings back. Then I stamped my sentiment and edged it with some black card.  Finally I took some white seam binding ribbon and dyed it with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks to match my tag.

I hope you love my tag as much as I do!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. 

Mandi xox


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Entering my tag into the following challenges


Friday, September 9, 2016

Craft Stamper Reminder



Hello Friends

Welcome back to a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper Challenge.  
We have an anything goes theme for you this month.  

I made my butterfly card today with Unity stamps and distress inks. 

Have you had time to come and play along??  
You still have plenty of time left if you want to make something. 
 Remember as long as you have stamping on your project that is all that matters. 

We have a great prize from our sponsor Visible Image. 
These 3 amazing stamps sets!!



All of the details can be found on the Craft Stamper blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mandi xox

Friday, September 2, 2016

Craft Stamper TIMI September



Hello Friends 

Welcome to September!! Where has the year gone??? It is flying by that is for sure!

It is time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog. This month our challenge is Take a Stamp which means anything goes.  As long as there is stamping on your project you are good to go.  

I made this mixed media card today for my project.  
The stamps I used are from the Unity Hearts Reflection  SMAK kit. 
 I used my distress inks to colour with.  Then punched some small black hearts to embellish. Next I cut out the sentiment and rearranged it and glued it down. I backed the whole card on to black card stock. Then finally I took my white gel pen to the centre of the eye and  just put in some highlights. 

Now on to our fabulous prize this month. 
We have 3 fantastic stamp sets from Visible Image.
 How amazing are these stamps???  
You are going to love them if you are the lucky winner!!!  






Remember we also have our other winner chosen by the design team.
 This winner will be published in the  Craft Stamper Magazine .
 So now it is your turn! Come and join in the challenge. 
I can't wait to see what you make.  

Mandi xox

Friday, August 26, 2016

Unity Hop August

Hello Friends

Welcome to another Unity blog hop!!!  

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far. 

Here are my projects from this past month. 

I started with the new stamps released today!! 

Enjoy my gallery :) 














I hope you see some stamps that you love here :) 

Remember to comment on all the blogs to be in with a chance of winning some Unity!! 

Also check out the fab  Unity sale :) It is a great time to stock up on your favourite stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Happy Hopping! 

Mandi xox


Monday, August 15, 2016

New girl on the Splitcoaststampers DT



Hello friends

I wanted to share my news with you all!! 

I was asked to join the Dirty Dozen DT over at Splitcoaststampers eeekkkk! 

I am so very excited.

Here is the link if you want to check out my stuff


Big hugs 

Mandi xox