Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Happy Birthday

Hello my card for today uses the "Birthday numbers" set from My cute stamp These are available here at make the day special. Firstly i cut a piece of patterned paper from Echo park to go on my card blank Then on the reverse i drew some random scallop shapes and then cut the center from the paper and folded the scallops out and stuck them down to make a frame effect.
I then stamped 6 of the presents on more pp and cut them out and layered them up. And to finish i used the happy birthday sentiment and mounted it on a scalloped circle.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Quick & Easy Note-lets

Happy Monday everyone. Today I have a really simple set of note-lets using 'The Right Words' set from Unity. One of things I love about Unity stamps is how versatile they are...you can use them to make a five minute card or a complex project. Today: the quick and simple! 

Made very simply with one stamp, a range of coloured ink pads and a sewing machine.

Thanks for dropping in, 

Sunday, 29 August 2010


Today I have a couple of bookmarks to show you. The first was made using stamps from the Unity August store kit - Learning {year by year}. I made a bookmark from Kraft recycled card and then stamped the tape measure stamp a few times. I then stamped various coloured stars and cut them out before sticking them on top of the bookmark. The final step was to add the twill ribbon.

Materials used:
Kraft recycled card
Unity August store kit, Colorbox chalk ink, Memento inks
Twill ribbons and staples.

My second bookmark uses stamps from the gorgeous Unity kit - One Precious Life. I made the bookmark and used distress inks to colour the edges. I then used the flower stamp and Versamark ink in the corners. The sentiment stamp was then stamped down the centre of the bookmark using brown ink.

Materials used:
Kraft recycled card
Unity August store kit stamps, Ranger distress inks, brown Memento ink, Versamark ink
ribbon and a handmade tassle

If you haven't visited the shop recently you need to check it out as Emily has added loads of fab new stamps recently and is offering free p&p this weekend!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Life is Full of Beauty

My card for you today is made using stamps from the Unity Moments in Bloom kit available here.  I decided to go for a monochrome style, using blue.  I used one of the leaf stamps for the background then matted the main image and one of the sentiments over that.  I kept it quite simple with doodled stitches and pearl embellishments to finish.


Stamps - Unity
Inks - Adirondack
Other - adhesive pearls

Friday, 27 August 2010

Thanks for Owl-ways being there.

I have a cute little card to share with you today made using the sentiment and little Owl image from the Woodland Friends My Cute Stamps set from Make the day special.

To make the card, I matted spotty paper onto brown card and sewed around the edges before sticking it to the card base. I stamped the owl onto textured card and coloured him to match the paper combo. I cut around the image leaving a border and added it to the card with foam pads. I then stamped the sentiment and cut it into a strip adding a notch to the end before mounting it to the card with foam pads.
As a finishing touch, I added a button, an owl charm and a gem.
Make sure you check out Emily's Make the Day Special shop for some fab My Cute Stamp sets and many more fabulous goodies!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Unity Suzi Blu Mixed Media Gift Box

I have a mixed media gift box for you all today using the totally gorgeous Unity Stamp designed by Suzi Blu available at Make The Day Special, matched with the beautiful key stamps from the Unity Key to Joy July 2010 kit.

I've made a gift box and painted it with acrylic paints and tea staining then decorated it using the stamps, some homemade paper fabric, finishing the box off with painted fabric and a little matching tag.

I've got to show you this lovely Suzi Blu stamp again, she is called Love Yourself, isn't she pretty?

Before I go you might like to know that the lovely new {Ippity} Stamps are over at Emily's {Ippity} Inspiration Blog with lots of lovely examples from the design team of these yummy stamps. Oh man I just want them all!

Have a yummy day!

Ink - Archival Black
Usual Suspects - PVA; Golden Soft gel: Craft Knife
Other - Handmade paper fabric; PrismaColor Illustration Markers; Book Page; Acrylic paints; Calico; Card; Gold Embossing powder; Gold marker pen

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Friendship Card

Good morning everyone, hope you're having a good week.
Today i've used part of the July Store Kit called The Right Words which i recently got and am looking forward to using!

Firstly i stamps the image and cute out leaving a gap at the bottom for the ribbon.
The card is 3 different patterned papers layered up and then the quote placed on top with foam pads.
I finished it off with a couple of leaf pins and a little flower jewel.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cath xxx


Stamps - Unity The Right Words
Paper/Card - Bazzill, Collage Press Jackson Lodge
Ink - Impress
Other - Ribbon, Leaf Pins, Foam pads

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Hi everyone

The card I have to share with you today is actually by Kate, she is having some pc issues!

The stamp is from the July store kit. I love that scolloped border she has used, another for the wishlist!

Thanks for visiting

Emily x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Happy Birthday

To celebrate my birthday....I made myself a card! Tee hee. I've used the seriously gorgeous August Stamping Store Kit from Unity (The Right Words) to make this simple card:

I stamped the image straight onto the card and heat embossed it. I repeated this on a piece of white card and coloured each letter with Promarkers, adding foam before attaching them to the card. Lastly, I added some string and a button and voila!

Have a great week, 

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Back 2 school

Today I have a layout to show you using 7 stamps from the Unity August store kit - Learning {year by year).

All stamps were stamped on the grid paper using brown Memento ink. I used the file folder stamp to journal on and tucked it under the photo. The title "back 2 school" was matted on red patterned paper and the stars were stamped in brown and red before being cut out and raised on foam pads. The arrow was also raised on pads and the date written on by hand. The apple was stamped twice - once in red and again in brown and green before being cut out and layered. Finally the tape measure was stamped on grid paper and the "school days" was stamped straight on to the layout.

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers
Unity August store kit, brown Memento ink

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to visit the shop as Emily has recently added some fantastic new stamps!!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Laugh With Your Eyes

For today I have made a card using the lovely Unity set, Fall for You, available here.  I used papers by My Mind's Eye for the background and to stamp one of the sentiment stamps, and added a chipboard butterfly inked with chalk ink and some Prima flowers.

Stamps - Unity
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Inks - Memento, chalk ink
Other - chipboard butterfly, Primas, Card Candy, adhesive gems

Friday, 20 August 2010

Mini Pamper box

I have a something 'other than a card' to share with you today using a Mini Bathtime Fhiona stamp which is available from Make the Day Special.

I made a little Shaker box using a Sizzix die, I used double sided paper from my stash as I wanted the inside to be pretty too! I stamped the image and coloured it with Promarkers. I cut it out with my Nestabilities and layered it on to a scalloped circle. I wrapped ribbon around the box and added the image to fix the ribbon to the box. I added a flower to the top left hand corner of the box top.

I stamped the sentiment and created a little panel which I used to fix the ribbon to the back of the box.

Perfect to hold two small handmade heart soaps!
Have a great Friday!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

A Plea To The Summer Weather!

Summer seems to be coming and going on a whim at the moment so I thought I would make a little anti-rain dance card!

As you can see I am going through a bit of a corrugated card and painted fabric phase at the moment! The stamps I've used are from the wonderful Unity Adventures in Happiness store kit.

Hope you have a day of sunshine.

Ink - Archival black
Usual Suspects - silicone glue; Golden soft gel
Other - Thread; Calico; Acrylics; Corrugated card; Glitter glue

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Love Ewe

I really love this stamp, it's so cute! It's a single Unity stamp that can be found here.

I stamped the image on white card and coloured in the sheep, then coloured some green grass and blue sky before cutting it out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Cath xxx

Stamp - Unity Love Ewe
Ink - Copics
Paper/Card - Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, MME So Sophie

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

a sympathy card

A sad card from me today. This is the first sympathy card I think Ive made. I have used My cute stamp, set "Ashley's blossoms" available from Emily at Make the day special. Ive used alot of distress inks for the background then stamped the image with adirondack ink in purple. I coloured a couple of the flowers with pro markers then added some purple stickles to the others. The sentiment is also stamped in distress inks. I matted the main image onto the purple card and hand sewed a strip of lace before sticking onto a card blank.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 16 August 2010


Happy Monday everyone! What better way to start the week than with....CAKE!! Today's card is the very sweet (excuse the pun) little cupcake from My Cute Stamp:

Very simply done with some paper piecing. The 'enjoy' sentiment is taken from My Cute Stamp's 'Matryoshka Doll' set. 

Thanks for dropping in,

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Blast off!

My card today uses one of the fab spaceship stamps from the Spaceships and Robots set by My Cute Stamps.

I stamped the spaceship using Versamark and then embossed with copper embossing powder before adding Promarker accents. I used one of the papers from the DCWV All About Boys stack which had a space theme and matted both this and the stamping on black card.

The sentiment was a rub-on and I added a couple of brads and some ric-rac as embellishments.

Materials used:
My Cute Stamps, Versamark ink, copper embossing powder, Promarkers.
Making Memories mini eyelets, Papermania star brad, Around the Block alien brad.
American Crafts rub-on

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Floral Friends

I have made a mini card today using the lovely Floral Friends set by Unity, available here.  I stamped one of the images which says Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life,  and coloured in with Copics, doodle stitched round the edges and matted onto bps from my stash.  I added a gem to the centre of the flower and some Card Candy embellishments.

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Memento, Copics
Papers - unknown from stash
Other - Card Candy, adhesive gem

Friday, 13 August 2010

A cute mini Wedding card

I have another mini card to share with this Friday. I used the cake and sentiment from the Be my Bridesmaid set which is available from Make the day Special.
The finished card measures 10cmx10cm.

To make the card, I cut a square of cream card to measure 10cmx10cm and layered a piece of patterned card over this. I wrapped organza ribbon around both layers and stuck them to the card front.
I stamped the image and sentiment on to white card, coloured the image in and then die cut using a Nesties shape which I layered with foam pads on to another Nesties label cut from cream card.
I added a bow to the right of the image and accented with pearls and gems.
Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Simply Perfect

I love the Unity and {Ippity} stamps as most of us here on the Make The Day do of course! One of the main reason I love them so much is that as well as being beautifully designed they are so versatile as well.

They can suit so many different styles and for those of you who don't know me I am quite creatively fidgety and chop and change my style all the time, so these stamps are perfect for me!

I have a very clean and simple style card for you today, which is perfect if you have need a card quickly and don't have much time in your creative space.

This is perfect for using up scraps of papers and I've used one from my stock of homemade background papers. I've used one of the gorgeous stamps from the Unity Insightful Meadows Kit and matched it with a sentiment stamp from Unity March 2010 Store Kit.

Nice and simple,
Just like me :)

Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper - Homemade Background paper
Usual suspects - Scissors; Double-sided tape

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Happy Wednesday

This is my first post in a while as i've been off sunning myself so hope all our followers are well!

Today i've made a card using the Quote Bundle again which is fab! I can't believe how big the stamps are in this pack, great for layouts as well as cards.

I added a few buttons and fibres to brighten this card up a bit. Can't remember the last time i used fibres!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

Cath xx


Stamps - Unity Quote Bundle Pack
Ink - Stampin Up! Taken with Teal and Pumpkin Pie
Paper/Card - Pink Paislee Fetching, Bazzill
Fibres - Blonde Moments
Other - Various buttons

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

You are the key

For today's card i have used the July store kit from Unity, Key to joy . Ive used lots of distress inks for this card to make the main image, the background and the flower. To make the flower i used two different punches , i used three of each flower and coloured them to match the main image. While they were still wet from the ink i curled up the edges and stuck them together using glossy accents then put a gem in the middle. Other things used were linen thread and a key charm.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 9 August 2010

A Winter Wonder Land....in the middle of August!

I'm coming round to the idea that starting early on Christmas cards and gifts is a sensible plan. It always sneaks up on me, so this year, I'm getting prepared!

I've created this little gift box using my trusty Big Shot and stamped the snowflakes with My Cute Stamp's 'Snow Cute' set.

I also used the penguin from the same set to create a tag for the box. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Everything Matters

My card today uses 2 stamps from Unity's June kit Life Becoming. I stamped the frame using a pearlescent Brilliance ink and the sentiment using brown Memento ink.

Materials used: Papermania paper, Unity stamps, Brilliance Pearlescent ink, Memento ink, Wild Orchid Crafts paper roses. Kaisercraft adhesive pearls.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Have a Little Faith

My card for today is made using the fab background stamp, Unity' {Ippity} A Bit of Burlap and stamps from the Unity Moments in Bloom kit, all available from here.  I made a tag using Stormy Sky Distress Ink for the background and stamped A Bit of Burlap and then stamped the flower and sentiment in Memento.  The bps are by HOTP and there is sticky lace which I inked with the DI behind the tag although it doesn't show up too well in the photo! 

Stamps - Unity Moments in Bloom and {Ippity} A Bit of Burlap
Inks - Distress Ink and Memento
Papers - HOTP
Other - Card Candy, sticky gems, grosgrain

Friday, 6 August 2010

You're sweet!

I have a mini card to share with you today which I made with no Patterned paper! I used the cherry and sentiment from the Sweet Kawai set which is available from Make the day Special.
The finished card measures 10cmx10cm. I stamped the cherry and sentiment repeatedly on to white card and coloured the cherries in with my Promarkers.

I cut a panel from the stamped paper with my Nestabilities and layered it on to black card before sticking to the card base.
To finish the card off, I added glossy accents to the cherries, a little gingham bow and a green pearl to highlight one of the greetings.
Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Fly Away

Hi Guys,

I have a little birdie for you today, this beautiful stamp is from the Unity June 2010 Life Becoming. I thought I would go a little simple with the stamping and then add a splash of colour with the papers.

Thanks for flying by today.

Ink - Archival coffee
Papers - Basic Grey Two scoops
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; Double Sided tape; scissors
Other - Border punch; thread; buttons; Marker pen

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Some unity

I've used two Unity sets for this card. Unity May store kit Moments in bloom for the leaves and Unity June store kit, Quiet essence for the sentiment. Ive kept this very clean and simple and have only used distress inks for all of the stamping and matted the image onto black card and then added the black ribbon and bow to finish.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 August 2010

A little message....

Have you checked the fun and fabulous new range of stamps in the Make the Day Special Shop? Emily has recently stocked Lawn Fawn and I've been having fun trying out some of their stamps.

This cards uses the adorable set 'Just My Type' which comes with a choice of sentiments and the option of a second set of sentiments to fit the image.

Paper: DCWV Hippie Chick
Ink: Distress Ink, Vintage Photograph, VersaColor Orange
Other: Promarkers, ribbon

Thanks for dropping in, 

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Lovely You

For my card today I'm using one of the stamps from the gorgeous Unity kit better.somewhere.today.

I made a 5" x 5" card using recycled Kraft card and then layered patterned papers and Magic Mesh. The stamp was stamped on to Kraft card and cut out before being raised on foam pads.

Materials used: October Afternoon papers, Magic Mesh,  Martha Stewart punch, Unity stamp, Versafine ink, Prima pearl and flower centre.
Also used: gingham ribbon and various pins.