Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Believe Angel



Hello Friends

I hope you are all having a great week! I meant to be packing today but I am crafting instead! We leave for Scotland on Thursday yikes!  I have an excuse though! It was my birthday yesterday and guess what I got?? Yes new stamps and paints from my hubby :)

 I just love this Angel so much I kept eyeing her on the Unity site. Then my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said stamps of course ha :)  She is from the October 2014 Kit of the Month called  Love & Joy For the Holidays.  So I inked her up as I wanted to squeeze in another card for the Be Inspired Challenge. I used the Peerless water colours that I got too they are so lovely to work with. I will write more about them later.

I made another one with more vibrant colours. I love how this one turned out too :)


 I hope you like my cards how pretty is she I love her so much :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox


Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Wed

Friday, December 5, 2014

Kraft Stars



Hello Friends

I made this quick card for Friends With Flair today. I love kraft card and white so I went with that and used my favourite Christmas sentiment kit from Unity called Silent Night . I trimmed it with some glass stars and ribbon. I really like it I hope you do too!  I am heading out the door very soon I have a million things to do today but I wanted to get this up first.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a great weekend

Mandi xox

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Wed

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Snowman Card & Candle



Hello my lovely friends

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.  I am still making Christmas presents. Here is another one I completed today. I absolutely LOVE The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. If you have not seen this Christmas animation you really must. I grew up with it in Scotland and it is a family tradition. We always watch it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or sometimes both. My American husband had never seen it before we met.  He watched it when we were home for Christmas one year and he loved it.  Here is a wee clip of it from YouTube.




Anyway I have had these stamps for a while so I dug them out and made some cards and candles with them. They no longer sell the exact set I have but they have very similar ones Here. Anyway I hope you like my wee gift set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today

Mandi xox

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snowy Night



Hello Friends

I wanted to squeeze in another quick card for the Take It Make it Challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog. The challenge is to use a non Christmas stamp. I used a tree/branch stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to make it snowy. Then I created a background with my distress inks.  Once it was dry I Versamarked the entire card and sprinkled clear glitter embossing powder over the top. I love that it created  snowy/starry effect without much effort. I love the colours in this card they blended together beautifully.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Mandi xox

Supplies - Unity Stamp Company Create Today & Sending Christmas Blessings
Distress Inks, Concord Grape, Peacock Feathers & Midnight Sky. VersaMark Ink.  White & Clear Glitter Embossing Powder.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Wed 
Artistic Inspirations  Challenge 119
Eureka Stamps 
Crafty Calender Challenge - Christmas 
Card & Scrap Christmas Cards 
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 
Pan Pastel UK - Cold & Frosty Colours 
Friends With Flair 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Noel


Hello Friends

I wanted to make a card for this month's Craft Stamper Take It Make It  Challenge. I love this challenge it always pushes me in to making something I would never normally make. This month  you have to use a non Christmas stamp to make a Christmas themed image.

 I had to really go through my stamps and have a good think about this one. I finally came across this flower stamp. I thought it would make a good tree. I started off with some watercolour paper. Then I cut out a triangle stencil and  stamped over the triangle with the flowers using Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next I  got out my distress inks and went to work.

 I LOVE purple and I don't use it nearly enough so I went with that and and turquoise. I mashed about 4 different distress inks together to create these colours. Once the ink was dry I sprayed it with water and let the water marks dry in naturally to create that snowy effect behind the tree.  I then mounted it on to some silver glitter card  a white card base. I added some gems in the middle of each flower to create tree lights. Finally I used the same inks on to the sentiment and stamped it underneath.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you like my card :)

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Company Flowers - Hey Girl KOM & Sentiment - Silent Night
Inks - Distress Inks - Concord Grape, Raspberry Preserves, Peacock Feathers & Broken China.
VersaMark Ink,  Silver Glitter DCWV Paper, White Embossing Powder & Gemstones.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Believe



Hello Friends

I hope your are all having a good week :) The days are running away from me I have been so busy this week!! I just had some time to make a quick card with this new stamp set I got from Unity it is called Silent Night. I love these Christmas words I plan on making my Christmas cards with them.

I was at Michaels last week I discovered this glittered burlap. I had NO idea you could even get glittered burlap.  I totally fell in love with it and I wanted to buy it in every colour but I resisted ha! I only got red and gold so I thought the red would be perfect for my card today. It is much more glittery in real life it is hard to  catch it in the picture. It is a really easy card to make. I hope you like it I love the jingle bells :)

Thanks so much for stopping by  to visit my blog :)

Mandi xox

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Unity Friends With Flair
Crafty Calender Challenge Christmas

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Candle



Hello Friends

I am getting into the Christmas mood and have been making some presents this week. This is one of them! How cute is this?? I have wanted to try  stamping on to candles for a while.  I thought this wee girl stamp would be perfect for my candle. This stamp is called No Greater Gift  from Unity she is so cute.

It is pretty easy all you need is a candle, some tissue paper and wax paper. All you need to do is stamp and colour your image on to the tissue paper. Then cut around it. Place the image on to your candle and get some wax paper and put it over the top of the image.Then very gently heat the wax paper with your heat tool you will see it melt the tissue paper into the wax. I absolutely love the way it turned out. I think it will make a really nice Christmas gift :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by

Mandi xox

Challenges
Unity Friends With Flair
Unity Be Inspired Challenge
Crafty Catz - Christmas Challege 255
Simon Says Stamp Monday  - Ornament
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenge Christmas