Monday, September 29, 2014

Stars


Hello Friends

I dug out my beloved Phyllis Harris stamps this weekend and made some cards.  I really love her images and I don't use them nearly enough. This wee girl and her cat is just adorable. I made a card base from some glittery card stock. Then I got out my watercolour paints to colour this one. I have not used them in a while they are so relaxing to work with. My painting skills still have a long way to to go but I was happy with the result. I love this sentiment and thought it would fit my card perfectly.  I typed the words, cut them out and pasted them on. To finish the card off I added some star gemstones. I just love it! I think this has to be one of my favourites :)

Have a good week thanks for stopping by

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Company - Reach for the Stars
American Crafts Designer Card 
VersaFine Ink
Sakura Koi Watercolor Set
Star Rhinestones
Sentiment Printed 

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Perfect Timing


 Happy Friday Friends

I hope you have all had a good week. I made this card for a friend of mine who has been having a rough few month's. We don't always have answers to what life throws at us. In those times our  faith can carry us. I love this sentiment and it worked perfectly for my card.  All I did was heat emboss some teal card with white embossing powder and added some ribbon and gems. I love how clean and simple it looks.

Thanks so much for visiting 

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co Untamed Beauty & God's Timing
Aqua Card
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Gems/Ribbon 


Challenges 
Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp Wed 
Word Art Wednesday 
Wow Embossing Powder Challenge 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lil White Pumpkins


Happy Autumn Friends :)

It's finally here! My favourite time of the year :) I seem to be a little obsessed with pumpkins this year. I have always liked them but this year I LOVE them. I am especially drawn to those cute lil white ones. I just had to buy this wee guy last night he was only 69c at Trader Joe's.  I also saw some lovely artificial pumpkins at the craft store that were all different colours. I will talk about those in another post though.

So I made this tag this morning  my inspiration was from this wee pumpkin of course! I wanted to keep the tag quite neutral so I used only one ink colour to create the entire tag. I ran the top of the tag through a leaf embossing folder then lightly sponged over it with Walnut Stain distress ink.  I stamped my lil pumpkins at the bottom and paper pieced them with some cream coloured patterned paper. Next I stamped my leafy branch right above the pumpkins. Using the same ink I went around and  distressed the edges of the tag. Some ribbon and lace was tied around the middle. Finally I stamped a little sentiment and made into a tiny tag. Then attached it at the top through the kraft tag hole with ribbon and lace. I hope you like my lil white pumpkin tag :)

Thanks so much for stopping by

Mandi xox

Supplies 
Stamps - Unity Stamp Company - When I am with you KOM 9/10, Imagine It & The Simple Things
Ink - Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Embossing Folder - Darice Leaves
Lace & Ribbon
Paper - Colorbok Paper Pad Natural Expressions
Ranger Kraft Tags

Challenges
 Simon Says Stamp Wed
Delicious Doodles 
Simply Create Too 
 Crafting At The Weekend
Friends With Flair

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Beginning



Hello Friends

I just got back from a wonderful week in Maine aghhh :) We stayed right on the beach in York. I wish I could live there it reminds me so much of Scotland. The rocky coast lines and all the greenery. I woke up this morning and it was a cool and crisp day. So it called for an autumnal card. It was in the 90's when we left only a week ago. Today so far it is only 62 but I LOVE this kind of weather it is my favourite time of year. If you know me I am not a hot weather girl at all. I love cool crisp mornings, hot chocolate, hoodies and cozy nights with candles. I have my cinnamon donut candle burning as I type. I love all things fall :)

So now on to my card, I used the colours from the Be Inspired Challenge over at Unity.  I made this tag card something a wee bit different from me. I love making tags so I thought I would incorporate it on to card. I used my distress inks and I just love the way they all bled together but they still kept their own individual colours. I heat embossed my tree with white embossing powder first then swiped all of the colours on to my mat and spritzed a little water. I just picked up the colours from the mat a couple of times. Drying in between each time with my heat tool. I made the ribbon the same way then mounted it on to my card. I stamped the sentiment using several colours of ink underneath my card and finally attached some gemstones to match.

Stamps Unity  Imagine It & The Simple Things.
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick & Crushed olive
White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by

Mandi xox

Challenges
Artistic Inspirations 
Crafting By Designs
 Sister Act
Simon Says Stamp Wed
Freinds With Flair
Crafting At The Weekend
Wow Embossing Powder Challenge

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hope - Teal & Gold



Happy Friday Friends

I hope you all had a good week :) I made this card inspired by the colours of a new journal that I bought. I was out shopping for a birthday present for my husband and came across an array of colourful journals at TK Maxx. I did not need a new journal but I just loved the colours on this so I just had to have it.  I love the colour teal it is one of my favourite colours along with Turquoise. I always seem to grab those colours first when I am crafting.  I am not usually a fan of gold I am more of a silver girl but these two colours go really well together. I would never have put them together if I had not seen how good it looked on this journal. It is so amazing the things you find that inspire you to create! Here is a picture of my journal.


I love this Hope stamp from Unity you can find it here. I embossed it with gold embossing powder on to white card. Then layered it on to a teal chevron background then some gold tone card that was made using my Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. The glitter card base was cut from card stock that I found at Tuesday Morning it was such a bargain 12 sheets for $2.99. if you live near a Tuesday Morning they have some great craft bargains. My local store has some great card and paper stacks amongst other things you should go and have a wee look around. I bought way too much stuff I just could not resist ;)

Anyway thanks so much for stopping by I hope you have a great weekend. I sure will we are leaving for vacation to Maine for a few days then hopefully on to Prince Edward Island. I am so excited!!

Mandi xox

Challenges
Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Bold
Simon Says Stamp Wed

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Olaf


Hello Friends

Do you want to build a snowman?? Ha I could not resist sorry :) Unless you have been on another planet you have probably seen or at least heard of the movie Frozen.  I made this Olaf card today for a friend of mine. How cute is he?  I must admit I have a soft spot for Olaf he is super adorable and he was my favourite part of the movie :)

To make this card you will need a template or you can make your own. I found this free template on Pinterest.  It was too big for what I needed so I sized it down a little and changed some things around. I left out the hair and arms and used real twigs instead. The eyes and buttons were created using my hole punch. I stamped and wet embossed the snowflakes on to some blue card to make the background. Then dry embossed it with a swirl embossing folder. I typed up the sentiment on my computer and cut it out and glued it to the card.

I hope you enjoy my card -  have fun making your own Olaf :)

Mandi xox

Challenges
613 Avenue Create
Crafting At The Weekend