Friday, October 14, 2016

Craft Stamper Reminder October

Hello Friends

Happy Friday!!! Wow the weeks are sure flying!! 
I am here with a wee reminder for the Craft Stamper Challenge.  
We have a great challenge this month. 
We want to see your Autumnal/Fall creations. 

This is favourite time of year and I love making Autumn themed cards. 
I made this watercolour stamping card today using distress inks.
 I wanted to keep it all really natural with the colours. 
The sentiment stamp I used is from the Creating in Faith Phrases stamp set.
The leaves are from the Unity Open Your Soul KOM.

Remember there are two prizes up for grabs. 
The first is the sponsor prize which is 8 stamp sets from That's Crafty. 
The other prize is chosen by the DT. 
That winner will be published in the Craft Stamper magazine. 

So hop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog for all of the details. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

I can't wait to see what you make :)

Mandi xox

Friday, October 7, 2016

Craft Stamper October

Hello Friends 

Welcome to another Craft Stamper Challenge. It is October one of my favourite months. I love the changing of the seasons. So we have an Autumnal theme for you this month. We want to see you using stamps or colours related to Autumn.  

I used distress inks on my card today. 
I put three different colours on my craft sheet and spritzed with water and smooshed my card around until I was happy with the colour. The stamps I used are from Visible Image called butterfly beginnings. 

Our sponsor this month is That's Crafty!
They are giving away this amazing prize 
All of these lovely stamp sets!!

Remember we also have another prize! 
 The design team get to pick this one and they will be published in the Craft Stamper magazine.

I can't wait to see what you make this month!! 
You can find all of the details on the Craft Stamper Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Mandi xox

Friday, September 30, 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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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 bottle over it. 
From one end to the other using firm pressure.

3. Take some sand paper or a nail file and rub off the areas you want to look distressed. 

4. Tie some twine and your done :) 

If you want you can also seal it but I like to leave mine with just the matt chalk look.


  They are so easy to make and would make lovely gifts for Christmas :) 

Speaking of Christmas Visible Image have 25% off of there Christmas stamps. 

Hop on over and take a wee look at what they have the sale ends on Sept 28th.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! 

Mandi xox

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016


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 you can find them. 

I used the small butterfly stamp from this set called Butterfly Beginnings

The leaves and the sentiment are from this set called Four Every Season

If you are interested this is how I made my tag. If not you can skip over this next part.

 I started off with a plain white tag. Then took those pretty leaves and my distress inks. I stamped them with Mustard Seed first then Spiced Marmalade and  finally just touched the edges with Barn Door.  I set that aside to dry and then stamped and coloured my butterfly with the same orange colour Spiced Marmalade. I cut it out and then went around the edges with my white gel pen to highlight the wings. I glued down my butterfly just by the body and pulled the wings back. Then I stamped my sentiment and edged it with some black card.  Finally I took some white seam binding ribbon and dyed it with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks to match my tag.

I hope you love my tag as much as I do!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. 

Mandi xox

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Friday, September 9, 2016

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