Friday, December 16, 2016

DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper



                                                              Hello My lovely friends 

I made my own wrapping paper last night by stamping on to plain brown paper. 

I was experimenting with different stamps and inks and paint. 

This is the one I loved the most using white craft paint. 

This paper actually looks like a fancy roll I saw in a shop a few weeks ago that was really expensive.

My brown paper only cost a pound from the pound shop. 

 I had everything else in the house so it was basically free to make!!


I love the way they turned out. It looks so pretty!! 

I will tell you that this is quite time consuming as you need to wait on the paint to dry.
  
I just stamped a section at a time and then did other projects in between drying times. 

Which was about 20 mins but you could also use a heat took to speed up the drying.

 I think it was totally worth the time it takes to make this cause it turned out beautiful.

And you will also have wrapping paper that you made and no one else has. 


All you need is white craft paint and any rubber stamp. 

I used this large snowflake from the Unity this is from the Midnight Kisses KOTM.

 I love this stamp because it is huge!! I found that if you use a bigger stamp it covers more space.  

All you do is pour a THIN layer of craft paint on to a plate or flat surface. 

If you paint is too thick it will leave too much on the stamp and you will not have a good impression.

 Then take your stamp and press into your plate of paint. 

You can use a paint brush to cover any areas that it did pick up paint.


You can also just paint the stamp with paint if you prefer.  

Then stamp on to your paper. 


Take note it does not make a perfect image of the stamp but the impression is lovely all the same. 

Also just like snowflakes everyone is different :) 

Once it was dry I wrapped my presents. 

I put a gemstone in the middle of each snowflake that faced the front of each present.  

Then to finish I tied some string.


I hope you love my wrapping paper as much as I do.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!  

Mandi oxo


Linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge - Gift It


Friday, December 9, 2016

Craft Stamper Reminder



Hello Friends

Here I am with a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper challenge.

Out theme this month is Snow and Ice. 

We want to see you using lots of white products on your card. 

I have to admit this is my back up card since my jar just would not photograph right. 

I used a peeled paint effect paper on my card which I love! 

I hope you have time to join us for all the details head back to the Craft Stamper blog.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Mandi xox

Friday, December 2, 2016

Craft Stamper - December Challenge


Hello Friends

Welcome to another Craft Stamper Challenge
This month our theme for you is Snow & Ice. 
We want to see you using lots of white product or seasonal makes. 

I used white embossing powder for my project today.
 I used the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil as my background. 
Then used some vellum to stamp my sentiment on. 
The sentiment is from the Unity Holiday Hugs kit of the month.  

Our lovely sponsor this month is Craft Box.
 They have given us this lovely box of goodies to give away.


So hop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog for the rest of the details of this month's challenge. 

I can't wait to see what you create. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

Mandi xox

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stay Strong - Visible Image




Hello Friends

Welcome back to my blog! Here is a card I made with the lovely Visible Image stamps. 

I made this really easy watercolour card. I used this stamp that I LOVE called Stay Strong.

I will say it again I love this sentiment. It really just speaks for itself!

Have you ever had one of those days, weeks, months, years where you just need to hear this?

Well here it is your wee bit of encouragement for the day :) 

To make this card I just got some watercolour paper. 
 I stamped the image with versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I chose two colours from my Peerless Watercolours.
I love these watercolours as they are so vibrant.
 I picked two of my favourite colours lime green and turquoise.
 I started by wetting the paper in the shape of a circle then applied the colours randomly. 
Don't worry if the paint goes outside it actually makes is more organic looking.
These watercolours blend so beautifully you don't have to do anything else.
  Once it was dry I distressed the edges then attached it on to a black card base. 
How easy is that???? It is a very simple card to make if you want to try it :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Mandi xox






Friday, November 11, 2016

Craft Stamper Reminder

Hello Friends 

I am back with a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper Challenge Challenge. 

Anything goes this month! 

So make anything you want as long as there is stamping on your project!


I made this tag using an embossing folder and swiping my distress inks over the top.

Then I stamped my Sentiment that is from Unity Stamp Co - Follow Your Heart on to black card.

 Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Super simple :) 

So hop on over the Craft Stamper blog for all the details on this month's challenge.

Mandi xox

Unity - Brown Thursday


Hello My Friends 

Welcome to to the Unity Brown Thursday HOP!!!!


There are so many NEW lovely stamps in this AMAZING sale!!!

Here are a couple of my favourites!!

This card was made with the Full of Merry Kit and an older Unity stamp called Elf Christmas.

 My inspiration was the film ELF :) 

I LOVE Buddy!!!



My next card is made with the new Phyllis Harris stamp set called A Beauty all of it's Own!

 I used just the sentiment from this kit & added some die cut leaves and some white paint splatters.

 A quick how to for you if you want to do splatters.
Put your card into an empty box or over the sink to do your splatters.
It is so much easier to clean up the mess.
If I just do it on my desk the splatters go EVERYWHERE!
I keep an empty box just for crafty messes :)
Water down your paint just a little
Load up a paint brush and tap gently on to your card until you are happy with the results.
Then I use my heat gun to speed up the drying.


My final card today was made with Joy to Go stamp set. 

 I love this one so much!!

Another quick tip chunky white or clear glitter makes great snow!!


I hope you are enjoying the hop and are getting lots of inspiration. 

Happy Shopping :) 

Mandi xox 


Friday, November 4, 2016

Craft Stamper - November Challenge



Hello Friends

Welcome to the November Craft Stamper Challenge!

We have a  fab new challenge for you today and anything goes!! 

So as long as there is stamping on your project you can create anything you wish :) 

My project today is this lovely circle card. 

I used stamps from the Unity Open Your Soul KOTM.

I painted my girl stamp with watercolours and stamped her on to watercolour paper. 

Then once she was dry I stamped the sentiment right over the top.

I used the same sentiment stamp to create the background on the pink card.

Then I cut out various circle sizes to build the card.

I really like the way it turned out. 

Now it is your turn! Come and join in the fun!

We have a great stamp set from The Artistic Stamper as our prize this month. 




We also have our second winner chosen by the design team. 

This winner will get their project published in the Craft Stamper Magazine.

I can't wait to see what you make this month!
 Happy Crafting! 

Mandi xox