Friday, November 27, 2015

Love You To The Moon

Hello my lovely Friends

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving if you celebrate that! I never used to until I married my American husband. We don't have Thanksgiving here in Scotland so it was nice to inherit a holiday that gives you a day to think of all of the blessings in your life.

 My project today is another wee frame I made.  This one is for my husband.  I am getting addicted to making these.  This one was so easy to make I just stamped it with archival ink and added a wee bit of glitter to the heart. I then placed it into a silver frame and it was done. The stamp is from Unity of course and it's called To the bitty moon.

I hope you like it. I love it! I am so excited to see my husband he arrives here in Scotland on Tuesday. I have not seen him in almost two months he just finished up his Navy job in Maine. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Mandi xox

Linking up to the Unity Blog Hop
Also to Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hello Friends

I have been busy making some framed items this week for Christmas gifts and decided to make my Mum a wee stocking filler. I always like to make  things for Christmas I think even if it is just a wee token gift. It always means more when you make something from the heart.

This is really easy I just stamped some pink flowers from the Insightful Meadows stamp set.  Then stamped the sentiment from First Friends, Best Friend , Forever stamp kit on top with black archival ink.  When it was done I put it inside this mini wooden frame. I love it!!! I am going to make a whole bunch of them for Christmas with all different sentiments inside to give to people.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!

Mandi xox

Joining in the Unity Hop

Friday, November 13, 2015

Craft Stamper Inspiration

Hello Friends

Welcome back with a wee reminder of the Craft Stamper Challenge. Anything goes this month! So as long as there is stamping on your project you can make whatever you like. You still have plenty of time to make something if you want to join in. We have two prizes up for grabs. Our prize winner who will receive these lovely stencils and masks from our sponsor Magenta.

 Then there is our design winner chosen by the design team. The winner will be published in the magazine and featured on the blog. You can head back to the Craft Stamper Blog for all of the details.

  Also remember Magenta are very kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all CS readers on all stencils and cling stamps! Simply use the code: Promo CSUK at checkout. This offer is available from 7th-30th November.

 Now on to my card that I made for today's inspiration. I made a wee snow scene on kraft card. I used this lovely wee moose stamp from Unity called Happy Kiss-Moose Everett. The trees are also from Unity from the Kit of the Month 12/14.  

I started off stamping the trees in black archival ink and then used a white gelly roll pen to colour them. Next I used some white acrylic paint to create the falling snow. When it was dry I stamped my moose and sentiment on top with archival ink. I then stamped the moose again separately and coloured and cut it out. I paper pieced him and used foam dots to to make him pop out a little. I love the way he turned out :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poppy Tag

Hello my lovely friends

I have finally got around to making something for the Unity Hop this week. I am always forgetting it is now on a Tuesday.  I went with the lovely  Donna Poppies since today is Remembrance day. The Sentiment is from the What Lies Within KOM 11/14 and the background heart stamp is from the Love is stamp kit.

I made this really quick and easy tag by stamping the background with the hearts.  Then I stamped, coloured and cut out  the poppy separately. Next I glued it in place and added some black enamel accents to the centre. I then stamped the sentiment above and then added some ribbon and rhinestones to finish. See how super easy is that?? 

Thanks so much for for stopping by my blog today :)

Mandi xox

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Let It Snow

Hello Friends

I am back with another card! Two in the same week ha!  I have been missing in action for a while but I have returned to blog land. I moved back home to Scotland at the beginning of October. So all of my crafty things have been packed away for the last month. I literally just unpacked them all the other day.

 I made this card a few month's ago and I can now finally share it with you all. It has just been published in the November Craft Stamper magazine on sale now. I used this lovely wee reindeer stamp from Unity called Let It Snow ( I'm ready ).  There is a collection of three reindeer but this one is my favourite.

Here is my card in print and all of the details on how to make it.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today

Mandi oxo

Friday, November 6, 2015

Craft Stamper November Challenge ~ Take a Stamp

Hello Friends

Welcome to the new November Craft Stamper challenge.  This month our theme is Take a Stamp. So as long as you use a stamp on your project anything goes. This is what I came up with for this challenge. I am hanging on to the Autumn theme as long as I can. Even though the trees around me are becoming pretty bare and winter is approaching. I made this card with this lovely Tree Poem stamp from Stampendous. I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it. I love trees and I have a huge one in my back yard.

  I used my Brusho  paints to colour this tree.  I really love the way that they blend so well together.  I also used some patterned vellum and a real dried leaf and layered them all together.  I went around the edge of my card with some distress ink and then finished it off with some twine.

 We have another great prize up for grabs this month from our lovely sponsor Magenta.

They are giving away some lovely masks and stencils as part of the prize package. These include large pic  Poinsetta Rectangle MC15, top row left to right:  Mini Poinsetta TM125, Christmas Ornaments TM135, Mistletoe Wreath MC14, bottom row left to right  Poinsetta MC13,  Mini Holly TM124 & Stylized Holly TM127.

Magenta are very kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all CS readers on all stencils and cling stamps! Simply use the code: Promo CSUK at checkout. This offer is available from 7th-30th November.

Remember we have two winners our second winner will be our design winner. Who will have their project published in the magazine and will also be featured on the blog.

 So we would love it if you took part in our challenge this month. Hop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog for the rest of the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox

Friday, October 9, 2015

Craft Stamper TIMI Reminder October

Hello Friends

I am back today with a wee reminder of our Craft Stamper challenge this month.  This is Take a Technique month where you have to use one or more of the following  in your project along with stamping. This is from the strapline from the Craft Stamper magazine.

 Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper

I made this card for my project today which incorporates ink, stitch, paint and paper.  I went with everything I love about Autumn. The leaves are just beginning to give us some colour here in Maine.  It is really pretty. I love Autumn, I used the same stamp as my last project called Maple Girl. The Girl is another stamp called Dream of Being. I started off by painting in some sky on a white card base then made a border with the leaves around the edge.  Next I stamped and painted the girl with my watercolours then cut her out.  Finally I typed us some words cut them out and inked them around the edges and glued it all down. 

There are some great prizes to be won this month from Calico Craft Parts. Hop on back to the Craft Stamper blog for all of the details. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

Mandi xox