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Showing posts from April, 2015

Rain Girl

Hello Friends Happy Monday!! I got some new stamps in he mail and I just had to make a card with this one. I LOVE this wee girl playing in the rain. This is a new stamp from the lovely Phyllis Harris collection over at Unity. It is called All Things New . I can't say enough good things about Phyllis Harris stamps they are simply wonderful. This one is my new favourite.  I love how she just captures the essence of childhood so perfectly.  I coloured her using my water colour paints. The rain is  splatters of Peacock Feathers distress ink . The card base is some lovely pink glitter card by American Crafts. I kept my card quite simple as I wanted the image to speak for itself. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you like my card :) Mandi xox PS  I am having a wee crafty giveaway if you want to enter go here. Challenges Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes

Scotland Photos & Giveaway

 Hello Friends Well here are some of my pictures from my trip to Scotland. I wanted to give you a wee glimpse in to the place I call home.  If you are here for my giveaway you can scroll right to the end if you don't want to go through the photos ha :) Glasgow Skyline & The River Clyde So this is home for me Sunny Glasgow. It is the largest city in Scotland and home to the River Clyde. The name itself is Gaelic and it means 'Dear Green Place'. It really is too even in winter it is still very green. We get so much rain that is stays green and mossy year round. Glasgow is filled with so much to do and see and most of the museums are free to visit. It really is a great city it has lots of great shopping too it is one of the best shopping places in Scotland. Paisley Abbey This is an absolutely stunning Abbey inside and out. It is only a ten minute drive from my Mum's house. It is a former monastery and a current day Church of Scotland. My husband an


Hello Friends Here is my  Friends With Flair card for today :)  I love this stamp it is called Feather Flight . I use it quite a lot it is a very versatile stamp. This time I heat embossed it on to some vellum with white embossing powder. Then backed it on to some pink glitter card.  I used this lovely paper pad I found when I was home called Paper Flowers . It is filled with lots of lovely soft colours and unique designs. This paper I used is a very light duck egg colour with printed feathers in pink,orange and grey. The photo does not do it any justice. The paper is pearlescent so it is hard to pick up the colours well.  I finished off my card with some gem stones and pink twine.   I hope you like my card thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will have my wee giveaway posted tonight along with some photos of my trip to Scotland so stop back then if you want to. The post is now up if you want to enter go here :) Mandi xox

Baby Elephant

Hello Friends I hope you all had  a good week :)  I just got back from Scotland two days ago and I am still pretty jet lagged! I loved being home and the weather was just perfect. I got out and about quite a bit but more about that later.   I was crafting last night but I did not get around to finishing anything off. So I wanted to share a card that I was asked to make a few weeks ago that I have not got around to posting yet. This card was for a wee boy who just had his first birthday. How cute is this wee elephant?? I love it so much this is Unity stamp called Sweet Elle .  The balloons were made with another stamp from Fiskars called Birthday Bash . I stamped the elephant and water coloured it then cut it out. Next I stamped the balloons on to some coloured card and fussy cut them too. I then attached the balloons to the elephant with some coloured twine. I used foam squares to adhere it to my card to give it some dimension. Then I made a banner with the same card stock a

Stars Tag

Hello Friends I am still playing with my Brusho paints ha! I love them so much I went back to the craft store today and bought some more colours. They are highly pigmented powdered paint that come in little pots. I made this tag using the Ultramarine colour it is a lovely cobolt blue with hints of purple through it. I applied the powder to the damp tag and it creates this lovely organic pattern all on it's own.   Once it was dry I stamped my owl and sentiment which is from the  What Lies Within  stamp kit with VersaMark ink. Then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then got out my wee star punch and punched out some stars. I added it to a glitter background just to give it a different finish.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Mandi xox

12 Tags of 2015 April

 Hello Friends I wanted to take part in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 but have not yet had a chance to do so. Last month I had everything that was required to make the tag and just ran out of time. So today I got a head start on the April 2015 Tag . I love the tag he made this month the kraft tag and distressed flowers. This is my version I hope you like it. I had to improvise since I don't have most of the things he used this month. I used my Unity Bloom & Simplify stamp set on this tag. This stamp set comes with three stamps and I used all of them on this tag.  I stamped the flowers and painted them with Worn Lipstick distress ink. I painted two sets and added the other flower on top to give some dimension.  I painted the stems and leaves with Mowed Lawn ink. The background was created using a water mister and this lovely turquoise colour which is Peacock Feathers. I stamped the simplify word at the bottom of the tag and added the learn to which is  from

Little Fighter

Hello Friends I bought my latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine today and it came with this lovely flourish stamp that I used on the bottom of my card. The other stamp is one of new favourite Unity Stamps thay I have not yet used I thought it would go well with the flourish stamp. It is from the Another Reason To Say Thank You stamp set.  I stamped everything with VersaMark ink on to some teal card and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I punched some little butterflies and glued them on. Finally I distressed the edges and mounted it to a white card base. I really like the way it turned out I hope you like it too :) Thanks so much for stopping by today. Mandi xox

Dragonflies & Stars

Hello Friends I am back with another Brusho paint card. I have been playing around with these paints now for a couple of days now and I love love love the effects you get with them.  I used the purple and turquoise colours on this card and some white embossing powder. I used the What lies within KOM 11/14. This stamp set has this lovely fairy and sentiment in it. I have not got a chance to use it yet. So today was the first time I got to ink her up.   Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  Mandi xox

Reason To Say Thank You

Hello Friends Greetings from Scotland :) It's lovely being home the weather is so mild compared to New York I love it!!   I visited a craft shop not far from my Mum's house called Craft World! I was like a kid in a sweetie shop.  I saw lots of new things I wanted to buy. I managed to resist though and only bought a few things. I have wanted to try Brusho paints for so long now and I saw them in the shop so I grabbed a few to try.  If you are not aware of Brusho they are powdered paints that are highly pigmented. I sprinkled some on to wet paper and just dried and sprayed until I was happy with the out come. It is almost like marble when it is dry and you never get the same pattern twice. It really is a great medium to work with. They are very easy to work with I really love the look you get with them. You can find out more about them here . I heat embossed the flower from the Bloom & Simplify stamp kit with white embossing powder. Once it was dry I d