Friday, July 12, 2019

Craft Stamper July Inspiration

Hello Friends

I am here with a wee reminder for this month's Craft Stamper Challenge.

Here is my project for this month.

 A card I made with the freebie stamp from this month's issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine.




This cute wee house reminds me of those beach huts on the beach that are painted all different colours. So I went with that theme. 

I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to colour those wee houses. 
Then added it to a light blue card base. 
To finish I just used a white gel pen to make a squiggle border to add more interest. 

I hope you have some time to come and join in this month's challenge. 

There are some fab prizes up for grabs as always. 



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Mandi xox




Friday, June 14, 2019

Craft Stamper Inspiration June

Hello Friends!

Welcome to another Craft Stamper Challenge. Here is my project for today's post. 



I got out my distress inks and made a background in tones of blue, then I used this lovely Wild Flower 2 stamp from Bee Crafty as my main focal image. I used my black archival ink to stamp with. The sentiment is from a Unity kit called Resides in Hope. I heat embossed that with white embossing powder. I then went around the edge with a white ink pad and splattered some white paint just to add some more interest. 

I hope you have some time to come and join in this month's challenge. 
As always we have some fab prizes up for grabs. 
All of the details can be found on the Craft Stamper Blog,


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mandi xox

Friday, May 10, 2019

Craft Stamper May Inspiration

Hello my friends!

Welcome to another Craft Stamper inspiration post. 

Here is my project I made for this month's challenge.


 I used a stamp set from Unity designed by Graciellie called Hey Friend

I heat embossed the florals with white embossing powder.

Then to colour I used my Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a water brush.

I really love these pens they blend so well and they leave a lovely sparkle behind on your card. 

I heat embossed my sentiment on to black card using the same white embossing powder. 

Then attached the whole thing to a black card base. 

To finish I added some bling to the flowers. 


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Now it's your turn to come and join in this month's challenge. 


We have this fab prize up for grabs.



All you need to do is have some stamping on your project. 

Remember you can use any stamps you like. 

All of the details are on the Craft Stamper Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. 

Mandi xox

Friday, April 12, 2019

Craft Stamper April Inspiration

Hello my friends!

Welcome to another inspiration post for the Craft Stamper Challenge.

I decided to decorate an old coffee jar for my project today. 



It was quick and simple to make.

I gave my jar a couple of coats of chalk paint and let it air dry. 

The once it was dry  I took my stamp from the De France Stamp Set. 

Then stuck it down to my desk.

I stamped it with black archival ink and then rolled my jar across the stamp.  

Then I just added some twine around the top of my jar.  Super easy right? 

I love the finished look.  

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Now it's your turn to come and join in the fun. 

The Craft Stamper has this lovely prize up for grabs. 



All of the details can be found on the Craft Stamper Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mandi xox

Friday, March 8, 2019

Craft Stamper March Challenge

Hello my friends.
Welcome to another Craft Stamper Challenge.
Here is my project for today's inspiration post. 


I used a stamp called Dream Girl from Unity Stamp Company. I have a ton of stamps that I have not got around to using. This one has been in my stash for over a year. I finally got around to using it for this card.  I love the sentiment that runs down the side of her face. 

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

I used my Zig water colour markers on the girl. Then for the background I used my butterfly stencil and distress oxides. I wanted to have this hazy background that represented dreams. You know that way when you are dreaming but you don't always remember them they can be a bit vague. I wanted to capture that on the card. I stencilled some butterflies with black distress oxide ink then took a water brush and wet them to make them a little  hazy but still keeping butterfly form.  I then added some seedless preserves oxide ink to add some colour into the background. I used a lot of water and let it air dry and it left lots of lovely water marks which added some more interest.  I love the way it turned out.

I hope you have time to come and join in challenge. We have this lovely prize up for grabs this month. A stunning  Tim Holtz stamp set.



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

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 

Mandi xox

Friday, February 8, 2019

Craft Stamper February Inspiration

Hello My Friends!

Welcome to another Craft Stamper Challenge reminder.

 I hope you have had time to come and join us this month. 

Here is my wee card I made for today's inspiration. I went with a lovely butterfly card.



I kept this card really simple and used just one stamp and a lovely butterfly die.
I used my watercolour paints and painted a sheet of paper then  just used the die to cut out the butterflies. Then arranged a flutter of cascading butterflies. 

The stamp I used is from Prima Marketing Creating in Faith Phrases stamp set. 
The die is from Michaels Butterfly Die

I love that quote it was one of the reasons I bought this stamp set. Life throws a lot of stuff at you sometimes. Fears can manifest themselves in so many different ways. They can sometimes paralyze us into not moving forward and keep us frozen in time. That is when we must have faith and believe things will work out for our good and take a step forward.  I am learning a lot to walk out my fears lately.  The butterflies also represent freedom so I thought they would go well with the quote. 


I hope you make some time to come and play with us this month. 
We a fab prize up for grabs this lovely die from Sizzix.



All of the details can be found on the Craft Stamper Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Mandi xox

Friday, January 11, 2019

Craft Stamper January Challenge


Hello Friends!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We launched the new Craft Stamper challenge last week. This is your chance to pick up your favourite crafty supplies and stamps and get crafting with us. Maybe you got some new crafty bits for Christmas? This is the perfect time to use them. 

I made this card for this month's challenge. I am back home in Scotland and I came across a box of stamps I have not used. I must have set them aside and they got lost in my craft nook.  This is set is one of my finds this is from Visible Image called Own Kind of Beautiful. I love that butterfly stamp. I got out my distress inks and made a whole sheet of  ink smooshing. I used two different colours Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers. Then I stamped my butterflies on top and fussy cut them out. I then smooshed my white card base with some Peacock Feathers and stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card. I added a wee bit of glittery sparkle to the butterflies then glued them to my card. 



Now it's your turn to come and join in the fun. 
You can be in with a chance to win this lovely bundle from Prima Marketing. 


You also have a chance of getting published in the Craft Stamper Magazine. 
So find some crafty time and come and join us. 
All of the details are on the Craft Stamper blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs 
Mandi xox



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