Monday, June 30, 2014

Fall Apart Hearts


Hello Friends

Happy Monday :) It is so hot here in upstate NY. This Scottish girl still cannot get used to the hot and humid summers of America. I much prefer the cold to the heat. Yes I did just say that ha.  So I spent today inside beside my air conditioner crafting.  I made this card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The challenge is to use hearts in summery colours.

 So I got out my Martha Stewart heart punch and punched lots of hearts in pink, green and purple glitter paper. I made a row of hearts and sprinkled some sequins and rhinestones in between them. I used a stamp from Unity Stamp Co called Fall Together.  I stamped the sentiment just above my row of bling using VersaFine Onyx black Ink.

I hope you like my card, thanks so much for stopping by.

Mandi xox

Challenges
 Friday Mashup - Sequins
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Blooms





Happy Friday Friends :)

I have been super busy this week and not had much time to craft. I started making this card last week. I painted the flowers with my watercolours. So I  just had to finish it off with the sentiment, ribbon and rhinestones today. The sentiment is from a grab bag and the flower is from the lovely Angie Blom Kit called  Bloom & Simplify.  I am really loving that blue and green colour combination it is so fresh and summery  :)

 Thanks for stopping by xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp Wed - Anything goes



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Just Be You





Hello Friends

I hope you are all doing well. It's nearly Friday yay!!!   I have been super busy this week. I got a huge last minute order for 60 graduation cards!! I just got finished with them last night so I wanted to make something fun to celebrate :)

I made this card for the Be Inspired Challenge over at the Unity blog. These are the colours I had to work with this month. You know I always like to do the colour challenge so these were good colours for me. I love Turquoise!



I used one of my newer stamps for this card. This stamp is called YOU it is part of the Brave Girls Club collection by Melody Ross. I just love her work she is so inspiring, she speaks from her soul. I love this stamp it says it all really.

 ~ JUST BE YOU ~

So I used my watercolour paints and paint washed 3 sections of colour. Then I got out some vellum and stamped 2 of the same image with versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat set it. I cut the vellum down to size just to fit over the yellow section. I did not want to glue it down so I decided to use silver glittery washi tape to hold down the vellum. Next I added a row of rhinestones on the top and bottom of the card. I then took the second image I stamped and cut out the butterfly only and attached it on top of the original butterfly then added some more rhinestones. Finally I attached it to my white card base to finish.

I really like the way it turned out. It was a really fun card to make. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting xox

Challenges
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Things with Wings
Pan Pastel UK - Floral & Fauna
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge
Unity Friends With Flair

Friday, June 13, 2014

Angels are watching over us



Happy Friday Friends :)

Here is my card for this weeks Friends with flair over at the Unity blog. I have had this stamp for a while and not got around to using it. I really love all of the Phyllis Harris stamps that is what started my whole Unity stamp collection. This stamp is called Too beautiful for earth.

I used my watercolour paints to colour her in and also to create the background. I kept the card pretty simple. I printed the sentiment on my computer. I do have an actual stamp with this saying on it but it was too big for my card. I added some clear glitter to her wings and some ribbon to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by xox

Challenges
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Things with Wings

Monday, June 9, 2014

Butterfly Girl


Hello Friends

I played along with this month's Be Inspired Challenge  over at the Unity blog. These are the colours for this month they are so pretty!


 So I got out my new Kennedy Girl stamp and painted her with watercolours. Next added lots of gems to her wings and two tiny punched butterflies in opposite corners. I heat embossed the sentiment with turquoise embossing powder. Finally I layered the card on to some yellow card before adhering to the blue card base. 

Thanks for visiting :) 

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Paint
Butterfly Challenge  Gems/Butterflies/Punches

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bold Butterfly



Hello Friends

It's Friday yay!! Time for Friends with Flair over at the Unity blog. This is my card for this week more butterflies ha!

I bought this stamp last week and just had to ink it up. How pretty is this butterfly it is called Bold Butterfly designed by Donna Downey. It is so so pretty!  The sentiment is from the new Kennedy Girl stamp she is next on my list to  ink up. I used my Peacock Feathers distress ink on the butterfly it is such a lovely colour. I cut out the butterfly and glued just the body on to the card. Then stamped my sentiment and sprinkled a trail of rhinestones.

Have a wonderful weekend thanks for visiting xox