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Showing posts from September, 2016

Unity Hop September

Hello Friends Welcome to another  Unity  blog hop!!! There is lots of lovely NEW stamps being released today!!   There is also a new girl on the team. Say hello to Tierra :)  All of my cards today are made with her new stamps. Don't you love these feathers???  I made this card background with Brushos. I really love her style! I love this feather with the heart inside! My final card today was made with the new stamps.  Apart from the background stamp that is an older Unity stamp called worn music. I hope you are loving all of the news stamps.  Remember to leave a comment on all of the blogs to be in with a chance of winning a Unity Prize. Enjoy the rest of the hop :) Thanks for stopping by! Mandi xox

Milk Bottle Butterfly

Hello my lovely friends I hope you are having a great weekend :)  I am back with another make using the fantastic Visible Image stamps.  I am also using the same stamp set as last time because I love it so much!!  This is the stamp set I worked with it is called  Butterfly Beginnings I love to paint bottles and stamp on them so this is what I did with this lovely butterfly. I had an empty milk bottle I had around the house so I just use what I have on hand. I like to use chalk paint to paint my bottles as I love the texture of it.  I prefer this kind of paint as it does not peel off your jar and you do not need to prep your bottle. ******** Here are the steps to make your own bottle 1. Paint your bottle and leave to dry. I usually paint two coats of paint. Chalk paint dries pretty fast! 2. Then take your stamp and some archival ink and stamp on to your bottle.  I like to stick my stamp to my desk and just roll my bott

Change Can Be Beautiful

Hello my lovely friends!  I am on the  Unity Blog  today with this lovely Autumnal card today!  I used my distress inks to colour the leaves spiced marmalade and barn door. Then put them on to white card and then a kraft card base. I added a little twine to finish and I was done.  A super clean and simple card to make.   The stamps I used are from this month's layers of life subscription kit called Beautiful Change. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! Mandi xox Linking up my card to Simon Says Stamp Wed  - Clean & Simple Word Art Wed 248 - 249


Happy Sunday Friends! Don't you love Autumn? or Fall if you are in America :)  It is my favourite time of year!!  I love seeing the the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees! It is also monarch butterfly migration season in the USA. I would see them every year when I lived in New York.  Flying off to a warmer climate for the winter. So that was my inspiration for this tag.   I love love love these stamps from  Visible Image . If you know me you know I love Butterflies and Leave stamps!!  So these are the perfect stamp sets for me. That all season tree is amazing! I have many plans for that stamp :)  This is my first guest design project for this amazing company.  They are a new to me company that I discovered when I moved back home to Scotland.  They are a small stamp company with amazing images.  Please go and check them out if you are not familiar with them. You will not be disappointed! I will leave all of the links below where

Craft Stamper Reminder

Hello Friends Welcome back to a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper  Challenge.   We have an anything goes theme for you this month.   I made my butterfly card today with Unity stamps and distress inks.  Have you had time to come and play along??   You still have plenty of time left if you want to make something.   Remember as long as you have stamping on your project that is all that matters.  We have a great prize from our sponsor Visible Image.  These 3 amazing stamps sets!! All of the details can be found on the  Craft Stamper  blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Mandi xox

Craft Stamper TIMI September

Hello Friends  Welcome to September!! Where has the year gone??? It is flying by that is for sure! It is time for a new challenge over at the  Craft Stamper Blog . This month our challenge is Take a Stamp which means anything goes.  As long as there is stamping on your project you are good to go.   I made this mixed media card today for my project.   The stamps I used are from the Unity  Hearts Reflection  SMAK kit.   I used my distress inks to colour with.  Then punched some small black hearts to embellish. Next I cut out the sentiment and rearranged it and glued it down. I backed the whole card on to black card stock. Then finally I took my white gel pen to the centre of the eye and  just put in some highlights.  Now on to our fabulous prize this month.  We have 3 fantastic stamp sets from  Visible Image .  How amazing are these stamps???   You are going to love them if you are the lucky winner!!!   Remember we also have our other winner