Monday, February 8, 2016

House for a Mouse - Glitter Globe

Hello Friends
I have another guest post on the Unity Blog today! 
I made this wee glitter globe with a mouse :)

All of the details are on the Unity Blog
So if you want to know more hop on over and take a peek!
Mandi xox

Friday, February 5, 2016

Craft Stamper February


Hello Friends

Welcome to another new challenge from the Craft Stamper blog.  This month is take a technique and our challenge to you is to use text on your project. We want to see you using text on your project that can be in the form of text background stamps or book pages or newspapers. Use your imagination and use what ever you like.  

We have a wonderful prize for you this month! Our lovely sponsors at a sprinkle of imagination are giving one lucky winner £25 gift voucher.

Those lovely people are also offering an extra 10% off for our blog readers!
The code is  CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February. You must spend at least £5 excluding postage to get this offer.

Now on to my project! I used script tissue tape on my tag today. I layered some of it on top of a kraft tag then got some red barn door distress ink out and built up some colour. I used this lovely stamp from a Unity set called Love is Grand. I stamped randomly all over the tag. Next I got some white paint and gave it a few paint splatters. Then I cut out some corrugated card and distressed it. I then cut out a heart from the same stamp set and covered it in chunky silver glitter. Finally I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on to some black paper and ripped it around the edges before sticking it down to my tag. finally I added some glitter ribbon to finish!

I really love the finished tag :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you come and play along with us :)

Mandi xox

Monday, February 1, 2016

Guest Designer Yay!

Hello Friends
I have some exciting news! I just wanted to let you know that I am the guest designer for the month of February over at the Unity blog. So every Monday this month you will find me over there. Here are two cards I have on the Unity Blog today. If you want to know more about them hop on over to the blog :)

Thanks for visiting have a great day!

Mandi xox

Friday, January 15, 2016

I Love Big Books ~ CS Reminder


Hello Friends
Happy Friday!!  I am back with a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper challenge this month.
 I made this card for today! I thought this sentiment was so cute :)  I thought I would pair two different stamps together to create my card. They are from Unity and they are called Ellie Girl & I Love Big Books.  I coloured her using my inktense watercolour pencils.   
  I am the kind of person that LOVES real books. I can't get into reading a book on my phone or an ereader.  I love the feel of a book in your hands and the sound of the pages as you flick them over.  I also love the smell of really old books.  Please tell me I am not alone in loving books ????  I am still reading my Christmas ones in January ha :)
So I hope you have some time to create something for this month's challenge if you have not already.  The theme this month is Take a Stamp. So as long as you use a stamp somewhere on your project that is all you need to enter. Remember there are two winners! The first gets some great Indian themed prizes from DaliArt. The other winner who the design team picks will have there project published in the Craft Stamper magazine.
So hop on back to the Craft Stamper Blog for all of the details. 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Mandi xox

Monday, January 11, 2016

Growing in Unity Comment Winners

Hello Friends
I am here to announce the winners from the comments on my blog last week.  The two winners were chosen at random and they are
Rebecca Yahrling
Karen Ladd
Congrats ladies can you please email at
with your mailing address so that the lovely people at Unity can get your stamps off to you!
Thanks to everyone for the comments and feedback that you left me I appreciate it!
Enjoy your week :)
Mandi xox

Friday, January 8, 2016

Craft Stamper January Challenge


Hello Friends
Welcome to a new year and a new challenge from the Craft Stamper team.  To kick if the year we have a Take A Stamp Challenge. So you get to make anything you want as long there is stamping on your project. 
Our sponsor this month is DaliArt. They are giving us a lovely prize which includes assorted Indian ribbon, bindi embellishments, assorted gemstones and an Indian butterfly stamp.
I made this card for my project this month. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Unity  Imagine It stamp set using white embossing powder. Then I used the floral stamp and used black archival ink to create the pattern.  Then got out my Brushos and created this organic pattern by spritzing water on to my card. I love the way it tuned out.
So now it's your turn to create something. Head on back to the Craft Stamper Blog for all of the details and for some more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Mandi xox

Built Her Wings ~ Growing in Unity Day 5

Hello Friends
I can't believe this is my last day as the Growing Unity Girl. I have enjoyed making all of my projects this week. My final project for you today is a tag I made with distress ink.  I think distress inks are my most favourite medium to work with. I used two stamp kits again today they are Fly with Wings of Hope & Much of a Good Thing.
I kept my tag the same colour all the way through. I used Peacock Feathers I love this colour so much. It is my favourite distress colour to work with.  I started off by stamping the distressed musical note stamp and heat embossing with white embossing powder. Then I smeared some distress ink on to my craft mat. Then spritzed with water and just built up the colour on the tag to where I was happy with it. I used my heat gun to dry in between each colour application. I stamped the sentiment and butterfly separately and coloured them. Then I glued them down to the tag. I used some foam squares to give the butterfly a wee lift like it was about to fly off the tag. I finished it off with some glitter and ribbon. 
I used this stamp set just for this sentiment I LOVE it. It is also very appropriate for my current situation. I will be stepping out to the unknown in the next couple of weeks to pastures new. This is a huge leap of faith that I will be embarking on. I hope that this is also a year for you to step out and do something new even if it's out of your comfort zone.  I was reminded this week that life is so very short and fragile.  So go on and take the risk.  I am positive that your wings will carry you when you do take that leap!
 I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my creations. Remember and leave me a comment on all five of my posts this week to be in with a chance of wining some Unity. They are giving two lucky winners a bag of random Unity stamps. How great is that??  I will draw the winners on Monday to give everyone time to comment. 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. If you like what you see feel free to follow me and keep up to date with all of my new projects. 
Mandi xox