Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Floral Celebration

Today's card is made using a flower stamp from Unity's Better Somewhere Today.

I made the background by blending alcohol inks on a glossy cardstock. I then stamped the flowers using brown Memento ink but only left the stamp on the card for a few seconds before wiping off the ink using a baby wipe to give a muted effect.

Materials used:
Papermill cardstock, DCWV paper
Ranger alcohol inks, Unity stamp, brown Memento ink
Creative Cafe rub-on, Papermania paper ribbon
Organza and satin ribbon.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Nature Walk

My card for today is made using lovely stamps from the Nature Walk set by Layers of Color, available here.
I used bp by Crafty Individuals, and stamped some of the stamps from the set using the masking technique for the leaves.  I watercoloured them using Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.  The greeting is by Penny Black.  I punched some butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch and added glittery gems for embellishing.

Stamps - Layers of Color, Penny Black
Inks - Memento, Distress Inks
Paper - Crafty Individuals
Other - MS punch, adhesive gems

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Monster Thanks

More Monster thanks for you all today! Oh isn't he a cutie? Well I think he is cute! LOL! He is from the My Cute Stamp Eeek! It's A Monster set available over at Make The Day Special. Another one of my favourite stamp sets. You will start to think that all of the stamp sets are my favourites and to be honest you would not be far wrong LOL!

Lots of Monster thanks for dropping by today.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Christmas cards with Unity

Hello. This is the last set of Christmas cards...well for a while. This set uses the new Unity "Itty bitty" stamps " Merry and bright" and "Snowbody" Both available at Make the day special here. These stamps are really fun and great value at only £2.75 each.
Ive used the traditional colours again for this set and i have kept the design really simple to show of the stamps. The green snowman is raised on foam pads and on all cards i have highlighted the stars with stickles.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Tag trio

Today I've made a set of tags using the My Cute Stamps set - Space Ships and Robots.

I stamped on to patterned paper using Versamark and then heat embossed the images using gold sparkle embossing powder. These were then placed on the tags and I added rub-on sentiments and accents.

Materials used:
Cardstock scraps, Making Memories paper
My Cute Stamps  - Space Ships and Robots, Versamark ink, P.I. gold sparkle embossing powder
American Crafts rub-ons
Doodlebug, American Crafts and KI Memories ribbons.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Harvest of Memories

Good morning, and another atc here from me today, using the lovely stamps from Unity's Harvest of Memories kit available here .  I inked the background with Wild Honey Distress Ink and stamped the leaves stamp with Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment and edged with Copper Krylon, also edging the whole atc too, and some embellishments to finish!

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Versafine, Distress Inks
Other - Copper Krylon, brad, nailhead embellishments

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Suzi Blu Bookmark

Hey Guys, I'm a bit late today with my post, it is one of those days when I blinked and suddenly the whole morning had disappeared! You know the type of day!  I made a mixed media bookmark today. Well actually it started life as a card and I wasn't happy with it so I changed it to a tag and still wasn't happy with it! But now it is a bookmark and I am reasonably happy with it LOL!

That might be where my morning went - too much indecision!

The main stamp is the lovely Suzi Blu Love Yourself - which you know how much I love LOL! I've also added a bit of faux stitching with the Unity Key To Joy Kit which is still on special offer another favourite kit!

Hope your day was less indecisive!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

One Precious Life

Here are a couple of cards using stamps from Unity's One Precious Life kit which has to be one of my absolute favourites.

This first was made by first spritzing white cardstock with Glimmer Mists to make the background. The bee was then stamped and embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder.

Materials used:
Papermill cardstock, Glimmer Mists
Unity stamp, Versamark ink, gold sparkle embossing powder
Ranger gold pen, Making Memories alpha stickers, organza ribbon.

This card was made by stamping on to a dyed cotton and then layering using lace and patterned paper.

Materials used:
Kraft cardstock, Prima paper, hand dyed lace and cotton
Unity stamp, brown Memento ink
Prima flowers, pearls and flower centre
Cotton lace, buttons.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Reindeer Waltz

Hello i have some more Christmas cards for you today. This little set has been made using the layers of colour stamp set "Reindeer Waltz" which features lots of beautifully designed reindeer's. Also you may notice that the "let it snow" set from my cute stamps makes an appearance....cant help but love those stamps.
Ive gone with more traditional colours for this set. I have used the let it snow to make the background with. All the elements on these cards are raise with foam pads. And i have used one of my own sentiments.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Flowering Gems

My card today uses the Layers of Color stamps - Flowering Gems.

I've used these before by stamping then colouring them with Promarkers but today I decided to use them stamped on paper and then decorated with pearls. There are already circles in the stamped image which make it easy to place your choice of pearls/gemstones/Stickles etc.

Materials used:
DCWV cardstock, paper unknown (from my scraps box)
Layers of Color stamp, black Versafine ink
AC Thickers and rub-on
Papermania adhesive pearls, Kars pin
cotton lace and satin ribbon.

Before I go, just a quick reminder that there are still some bargain Unity kits on sale for only £20 in the shop. These are a fabulous bargain for quality red rubber stamps!!

Jo x

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Life is Full of Beauty

I have made another atc for  my collection!  This time I have used stamps from the Moments in Bloom set by Unity, available here.  I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the background of the atc and stamped various stamps from the set to make the background and main image, using Adirondack Rust and Memento Olive inks.  I edged the atc with a Copic pen.  This could of course be used as a topper for a card at a later date too!

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Distress Inks, Memento, Adirondack, Copic
Other - Metallic nailheads

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sale News and Key To Joy

Hey Guys, my turn on the blog today and I have a make using a stamp from the Unity Key to Joy kit with a sentiment from the Unity Life Becoming kit, two of my favourites stamp kits. 

These two wonderful kits are currently on special offer with a number of the other big Unity store kits in the Make The Day Special shop!

Hop you grab yourself a bargain :)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Let it snow

Hello I know its only October but Ive already made a start on my Christmas cards ....I'm up to 30 yey. I have used the "let it snow" set from my cute stamp. I absolutely love these stamps i think they are my favourite Christmas stamps you can do so much with them. This set of four was really simple to make I have used the long stamp to make backgrounds and just added a sentiment and bow on one card, then started the same but have cut a scallop circle and added just one snowflake and sentiment with some diamond stickles on the snowflake. On another card i have stamped the flourish twice and then added one snowflake on foam pads. All really simple but i like how they have turned out.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Tweet tweet!!

I don't know about you but I'm loving all the bird stamps that are around at the moment and have been using them a fair bit. Today I've got a couple of bird cards to show you.

The first card uses a stamp from the Unity June store kit. I made a collage of papers and stamped the bird on to patterned paper before cutting it out.

Materials used:
DCWV cardstock, 7Gypsies Conservatory papers
Unity June store kit, black Versafine ink
Prima lace, ribbon and flowers.


My second card uses the bird stamp from Unity's Just Be You kit. This time I stamped the image directly on to patterned paper which I used as the main background for the card.

Materials used:
DCWV cardstock, Webster's Pages paper
Unity stamp, black Versafine ink
lace, pompom trim, paper roses

I love all the birds and butterflies stamps available at the moment and think that they are so versatile!!

Jo x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

In Love

I have made another atc for today (I love atcs!) using the lovely Fall for You set by Unity, available here.  I inked the background with Rusty Hinge and Bundled Sage Distress Inks, and stamped the leaves and birds with Versafine ink.  I coloured in with Promarkers and added Glossy Accents to the birds and sentiment, and finally added some adhesive gems to finish.

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Distress Inks, Versafine, Promarkers
Other - adhesive gems

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Monster Thanks Notelets with My Cute Stamps

How is your inner monster today? Mine is saying thank you in little notelets - aren't they cute? Well they are actually because I have used My Cute Stamps Eeek! A Monster stamps available over at Make The Day Special!

I think I might have said before how much I love this kit! LOL!
Have a monster day!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

More Little Whispers

Hope the weather is better where you are, it really is miserable here in the North!
So today i've made a card to bring a little brightness!!

Done using the Little Whispers set i just layered patterned paper up on Bazzill and colour the stamped image with co-ordinating bright colour copics. The circles were done using a circular punch.
Thanks for stopping by!
Cath xxx

Materials -
Stamps - Unity Little whispers
Paper/Card - Bazzill, Collage Press Jackson Lodge, Cosmo Cricket
Ink - Copics
Other - Circle Punch

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Birthday wishes

For this card i have used the "little boy" stamp from qkr stampede and the sentiment from Unity july store kit" the right words. I have kept this card really simple just coloured the image and sentiment with my promarkers and mounted on some card and patterned paper.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Wonderfully Flutterescent

Today's card makes use of the gorgeous Layers of Color - Flutterescent stamps. These are fantastic for either stamping and colouring or just as easily stamping on to patterned paper which is what I chose to do for this card.

Materials used:
Papermania cardstock, SEI Jocelyn papers, K&Co Wild raspberry tag
Layers of Color stamp, black Versafine ink
Fancy Pants ribbon, black Signo pen

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Give Thanks for all Things

For today I have made an autumn atc using Unity stamps from Moments in Bloom (the background stamp) and Harvest of Memories (the leaves and sentiment).  These stamps are available here.   I coloured the background with Wild Honey Distress Ink, and stamped and cut out the leaves and coloured with Adirondack inks.  I Glossy Accented them, one cracked but looks like a crumpled leaf hopefully!  I edged everything with Copper Krylon.

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Memento, Distress Inks, Adirondack
Other - Krylon, Glossy Accents, metallic nailheads