Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Make A Wish Confetti Stencil


Hello Friends 

I wanted to take part in this month's Take It Make It challenge over at the Craft Stamper blog. This month the challenge is to use a stencil.  I must admit I am not very good at stenciling. It's just not my thing I always seem to mess it up. So I kept this challenge clean and simple for myself.

I used the circle stencil I have and created confetti with it on one side of the card. I used Peacock Feathers distress ink for some of them. Then moved the holes around and stamped again with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. The pictures don't pick it up very well so here is a close up of it.


 Next I took a stamp from the Wish From Your Heart stamp kit from Unity. I heat embossed it with the same gold glitter embossing powder.

It was looking too bare for me so I strung some sequins on to gold twine and then adhered them to the other side of the card just to create some more dimension. Finally I backed it on to gold and turquoise card then a white card base.

I love how it turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today :)

Mandi xoxo

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Wed  - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday  - No Rules

Monday, February 23, 2015

She Decided To Leap


Hello Friends

Happy Monday!!! I was in my happy place last night!! Playing around with my distress inks I LOVE them so much! I think this is my absolute favourite crafting technique. I love the mess that it makes and that they are so unpredictable. My favourite way to play with them is to swipe them on my craft sheet then spray them with water. Then let card pick up the inks straight from the mat. I wanted to make this card for a pink challenge so I got out my pink inks Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet. I was in heaven!!

I used this stamp called SHE leaped by Christy Tomlinson. I love love love her dress it has written on it She decided to leap. It is very appropriate for where I am at in life. I have some decisions that need to be made and I need to do some leaping.

I also wanted to try something new with this project which involves Salt!! Yes good old fashioned sea salt. Funnily enough I only had the Pink kind on hand ha so it tied it nicely with my theme! I have seen people do this with many different projects and inks in the past. This is my first time trying it though. It creates this lovely distress speckled background. Sorry the picture is grainy I tend to work on my projects late at night when the light is horrible. You can kind of see where the salt has hit the wet ink and it lifts out spots of colour.



First I heat embossed this image on some card with white embossing powder. Then I just kept building up the colours with my wet inks drying in between each application until I was happy with the end result. Then once you have the colour you want it is at this stage you wet your paper and apply the salt and leave it as long as you want. The longer you leave it on the paper the more intense it will become.  Once the card was dry I added some doilies behind it and trimmed them back to create just a border. Next I backed it to pink card then a white card base. Then I added some ribbon as a belt on to her dress and a white wooden button was tied with some pretty pink twine to finish it off.  I love the outcome. It makes me sooooo happy to play with my inks and get messy again and to also try another new to me technique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

Mandi xox


Challenges
In The Pink Cute
Pan Pastel Pink
Simon Says Stamp Monday No Rules
Simon Says Stamp Wed - Texture
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes  TPE287

Friday, February 20, 2015

Big Chocolate Bar


Hello Friends

I hope you all had a great week! I am so glad it is Friday yay! I have a ton of stamps that I have not played with yet. This is one of them called Big Chocolate Bar. Who does not love chocolate?? Anyone??  I need confess I am a pure chocoholic!  I would love a bar of chocolate bigger that my head :)

I wanted to keep the card pretty simple and let the stamp speak for itself.  So I kept it pretty simple. I started off heat embossing the stamp with gold glitter embossing powder on white card. Then I mounted it to gold and chocolate card and then a white card base. Finally I added some gold hearts and some brown twine to finish off the card.

I LOVE the way it turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Mandi xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp - Wed Texture

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My Foxy Valentine


Hello Friends

I am back with another card! Now that Valentine's day is over I can finally post the card that I made for my husband last week. He loves animals and foxes in particular so he loved this card!!! He said he had no idea fox stamps even existed he was pretty impressed ha!

I went with very non Valentine's day colours as you can see. I wanted to keep it looking quite earthy since we are dealing with cute little foxes after all and they do live in the wild :)

 I love these wee foxes they are soo cute!! They come from the Unity Warmth of Winter KOM and the sentiment is from My Foxy Valentine stamp set. I thought they went really well together. I got the idea for this card a few weeks ago when I purchased a crafting magazine and I got these cute foxy papers inside. They worked really with the stamps and all of the different elements of the card came together nicely.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Mandi xox



 Challenges
 Simon Says Stamp  Wed  - All creatures great and small

Love Grows


Hello Friends

I have been cleaning out my craft supplies and I found lots of things I had forgotten I had. This patterned paper is one of the things I found. It is so pretty and spring like I just had to stop and make a card with it.  I used this lovely butterfly stamp from Unity it is from the Warmth of Winter KOM

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. Where you have to use something on your card from the theme all creatures great and small.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Mandi oxo

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sending Love


Hello Friends

I am back with another love themed card. If you know my work you know I love all of the colours of the sea. I have this thing for turquoise it seems to be the first colour I jump to. Anything it that light bluey green colour pallet I just LOVE! So I wanted to make a love themed card that was not pink or red so I had to go with turquoise!!

I made this one with this lovely wee balloon stamp from the What Lies Within Us kit. I stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The background was then water coloured with two tones. When it was dry I tore around the edges of the paper to give it a distressed look. Next I added it to a glitter and turquoise background then a white card base. Finally I punched some glitter hearts to embellish the corners.

It was a pretty easy card to make!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my today :)

Mandi xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair

Love Notes

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Hello Friends

Happy almost Valentine's Day!

Are you one of those people who loves Valentine's day?? or not so much? Me I am in the middle! It is a wee bit too commercial for me. I do like presents though ha :) 

 I wanted to do something a wee but different for my husband this year. I did buy a present for him but also wanted to make something a bit more personal. So I made him a jar of love notes. I saw various forms of this idea on Pinterest but I came up with my own version.

The jar is an empty gelato container. I made a label for it using this distressed stamp from the Trust Your Soul kit. I stamped the LVE in black and heat embossed the heart with red embossing powder. I then layered it on to red and black card. Finally I tied some twine around the lid to finish the outside of the jar.

 I typed up a lots of love notes the top note reads.

 I love you because......


It is followed by lots of wee notes like this that I typed up for him :) I also added some stamped sentiments from the No Remedy For Love kit.  It is a lovely love themed kit that worked perfect for this project.


I hope you like my Jar of Love! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Mandi xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp Monday  - Red