Wednesday, 30 June 2010

June store kit

I received the new June store kit a few days ago and eventually decided to ink up one of the floral designs from the Quiet Essence part did take me a while though LOL!

I used brown Memento ink to stamp the image before using my Promarkers to colour it in and then I cut it out. The sentiment stamp is actually an {ippity} one from the Delightful Little Things set available over at {ippity} inspiration.

Materials used: DCWV cardstock, October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers, Unity stamp from June store kit, Memento ink, Promarkers, {ippity} sentiment stamp, satin ribbon, vintage lace and button.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

My cute stamps, Birthday numbers

Hello, a really quick to make card today using My cute stamps Birthday numbers which can be found here. Ive cut the labels using my nesties and the bp is basic grey. Ive used my promarkers to colour the balloons and number. The numbers in this set come with candles on top, I didn't ink the candle as i just wanted the number. I wanted to use primary colours as it can then be for a boy or a girl.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Blog Hop Winners!

Hi everyone, thank you for taking part in the blog hop, it was lovely to see so many nice comments left, the winners of the three overall prizes (picked by are as follows:

Prize 1 - Scrapping4fun

Prize 2 - Scrapdolly

Prize 3 - Crafting Joanne

Please email your info to so I can send out your goodies!

Big thanks to the DT too for all their hard work :)

Emily x

Make the Day Special Design Team Blog Hop

The draw is now closed winners announced soon

Hi and welcome to the Make the Day Special Design Team Blog hop. We are going to show you lots of makes using stamps from all our current stamp companies.

First lets see the fab prizes we are giving away! Winners will be picked at random from comments on all the blogs so make sure to leave some love for all the ladies :)

Prize 1

Prize 2

Prize 3

See I said we had fab prizes... three prizes so three chances to win! Also the DT are giving away their makes to the author of one lucky comment on their blog.

And now to my make:

Its that time of year - Teacher 'Thank you' cards and presents needed so I made a card and matching notebook using this cute stamp set by Your Next Stamp. These stamps a great quality unmounted rubber and give a good impression. I coloured the images with promarkers and just kept the layouts quite simple.

A little look at the inside of the card and the back of the notebook. There was to be a matching keyring using shrink plastic but if anyone can tell me where my heat tool is you know more than me :( anyway when it turns up I will finish my keyring and share it with you all :)

Enjoy the hop and remember to leave nice comments on your way. The cut off for comments is 10am on Monday 28th and prize winners will be announced after that so do become a follower or check back.

Happy hopping
Emily x

Baby Bump!

Not long now until Emily names the winners from the Make the Day Special Blog Hop. I hope you joined in and had fun!

Today's card uses Unity's 'Polka Dot Pregnancy' stamp which comes mounted:
Ink: VersaColor Peony & White
Other stamp: SU Tiny Tags
Ribbon & paper from stash.

Do remember to check back later to see whose won those gorgeous prizes!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Be you

Before I show you today's card don't forget to check out yesterday's blog hop post!!!

One of the things I love most about Unity stamp sets is the variety of sentiments in all the sets. They make for quick and easy cards like this one.

I made a 5" square card and sewed around the edge. Then I stamped the sentiment (from the Naturally You part of the Unity store kit for May straight on to a ready printed journalling block. This was then placed on the card with foam pads over ribbon and flowers added as an embellishment.

Materials used: Unity May Store kit, KI Memories journalling block, American Crafts cardstock, Memento ink, Fancy Pants ribbon, Dovecraft gem brads, Prima flowers, Stickles and vintage buttons.

Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Sew sweet!

I have a very bright and summery card to share with you today which I made using a stamp from the QKR stampede range which is available from Make the Day special. This image is 'Just Sitting' and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to combine it with Gingham or checks.

I found this very bright backing paper in my stash with the purple card and this gave me the direction for my card colour scheme. I stamped onto smooth card and coloured the image with my Promarkers before cutting it out and mounting to a panel cut from my Nesties.
I cut the purple card to fit my card base and matted it with the checked card and sewed around the edges. I then wrapped the front with ribbon before sticking it to the base.
I added a sentiment with Prima and My Little Shoebox letter stickers and finished with some pins, a flower and buttons.
I hope you have a great Friday!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Swinging On A Star

Got a fun, little QKR Stampede stamp 'Swinging' card to show you today. I do love this sweet little stamp, it always makes me smile!

I've coloured her with my PrismaColor pencils and matched her with SEI papers that I have had for ages! Also did you spot those little shabby chic roses? They are made from an old plastic bag, so getting some recycling done as well :)

I'm counting down the days to our Make The Day Special blog hop this Saturday - so excited! Don't forget to put 26th June in your diaries for some fun and giveaways!

Catch you later.

Stamp - QKR Stampede stamp 'Swinging'
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring - PrismaColor pencils; Sansodor
Paper - SEI
Usual Suspects - double-sided tape; silicone glue; paper trimmer
Other - Martha Stewart punch; Plastic bag; Gem brads

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

QKR Little boy

Hello, today's card is using the Little boy stamp from QKR Stampede available here at make the day special. Ive stamped the image using memento tuxedo black and coloured with pro markers. Ive added some colour to the background using distress inks. The image was cut and mounted using my nesties Ive used some old pp not sure what brand it is and added some buttons and a sentiment from {Ippity} .
Hope you like and thanks for looking.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Ashley's Blossoms

I've used the gorgeous Ashley's Blossoms stamp set by My Cute Stamp to make today's card. I stamped the branch and flowers using Marvy pens straight on to patterned paper. The butterflies were stamped using Memento ink before being cut out and the greeting was undelined using the chain stamp also from this stamp set.

Materials used:
DCWV cardstock,
K & Co papers
Marvy Le Plume pens, Memento inks
Scrapworks rub-on greeting
Kaisercraft rhinestones

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Moments in Bloom

My card today is another little 4" x 4" using the fern leaf stamp from May's Unity kit - Moments in Bloom, available from Make The Day Special.  I stamped it using green Memento ink, and inked the background of the mat with Antique Linen DI.  The paper is by My Mind's Eye and I am really loving these at the moment!  The little greeting is by Kanban and I thought it was perfect for the style of image.

Stamps - Unity, Kanban
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Inks - Memento, Distress Ink
Other - red cardstock, Primas, Card Candy, Adirondack Acrylics

Friday, 18 June 2010

Life's Adventures...

I have a card to share with you today made using a stamp from the Adventures in Happiness stamp available from Make the Day special. I love the sentiments in this set and a lot of them are great for Men's cards

To make this card, I cut some gridded paper to the size of my card base, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner and then sewed around the edges. I then fixed it to the card base. I cut a square of black card and added a square cut from an old map over the top at an angle. To finish, I added 2 American crafts chipboard shapes, a Doodlebug embellishment and a couple of gems.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Little Forest Friends Flower

A flower for you today and this one is a paper pieced flower and dragonfly using the stamps from the super versatile My Cute Stamps Little Forest Friends.

I always keep my left over bits of paper as I'm sure you all do too! Well this is a great card for using up all those little pieces of paper you just can't throw away. I've added some sparkle with some glitter glue.

Have a lovely flowery day.

Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Papers - scraps from K&Co, Basic Grey etc
Usual Suspects - Silicone Glue
Other - Sewing machine; Stickles glue; Book page

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

You're a natural

Morning everyone, it's a lovely day with the sun shining here, hope it's the same for you.
Today i've done a little card using the Naturally You set.

The little tortoise is very cute and you can do him in whatever colours you choose.
Thanks for stopping by.

Cath xx

Materials -
Stamps: Unity Naturally You
Card/Paper: Bazzill, MME So Sophie
Inks: Copics, Black Impressed stamp pad
Other: Scallop border punch

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Some Unity

Good morning. Iva had this birdcage paper for ages and didn't have a clue what i was going to use it decided to team it up with the birdcage from Unity's Store kit Adventures in happiness . I have used the bird and sentiment from another unity store kit,Naturally you Both of these are only available in the UK from Emily at Make the day special.
Other stuff used , my nesties, stampin up punch, distress ink,
white ink, some prima flowers and buttons.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 14 June 2010

You're Three!

I love this set from My Cute Stamp. For only £5.50, this Birthday Numbers Set comes with 17 individual stamps and is perfect for making a birthday card...for ANY age! My card is for my niece, soon to turn three:

Paper: My Minds Eye Curiously Large Spots
Ink: SU! Regal Rose
Other materials: Promakers, ribbon, gems

Thanks for visiting, 

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Flocked butterflies

I love the Layers of Color butterfly set "Flutterescent" and having bought some flocking powder last week decided to try it our with these stamps.
I stamped the butterflies on to lightly patterned paper using the Essential Glue Pad before adding black flocking powder then cutting out the butterfly. The card base was made and I used Laura Ashley flocked paper as a background.

I added organza ribbon and a rub-on sentiment and accent to finish the card.

I love the effect of the flock on the stamping and can see myself using this a fair bit in the future!!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Very Green!

My card for you today is made using stamps from the gorgeous My Cute Stamp set, Celebrate Today available from Emily here.  I wanted to use my white Stazon, so stamped one of the swirly stamps over the background of a dark green card, then stamped the seed head stamp and coloured in with Copics.  I matted this onto the card, did some doodled stitches and added some Primas and Card Candy to finish.

Stamps - My Cute Stamp
Inks - Memento and Copics
Other - green card, white gel pen, Card Candy, Primas, Adirondack Acrylic

Lesley x

Friday, 11 June 2010

Little sweeties!

I have another card to share with you today using one of the 'My Cute Stamp' sets available at Make the Day special. This card was made using the adorable 'Sweet Kawai' set.

To make the card, I stamped the sweetie image four times and cut it out with my Nesties. I cut a scalloped square to frame the images. I coloured the images with Promarkers and covered them with glossy accents.
I cut a piece of green card to fit my card base and a slightly smaller piece of My Mind's Eye stripey paper.
I matted them together and sewed around the edges with my machine. I stampe the sentiment and cut it out with a Nesties label which I matted on to another cut from green card. This was placed in the middle of the card with the images spaced evenly around it.
I love these cute little sweeties! Good enough to eat!
Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Monsters From The Stars

Ok, so I will start this blog post with an apology! - I'm sorry! I've used the My Cute Stamp Monster again from the Eeek! A Monster Kit, but I just love him so much! LOL!

Hope you like him - if not he will be around to yours and will eat all your furniture! Don't say I didn't warn you!

Have a Stellar Day.

Ink - VersaFine Onyx black; VersaColor Charcoal; VersaColor Pink
Papers - erm? Oops not sure LOL!
Usual Suspects - Silicone glue; Double-sided tape; Scissors
Other - Wobbly eye; Sakura glitter pen; Acetate; Star Nestabilities; Cuttlebug

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

You're a Natural

Good Morning everyone.
Today i'm sharing a card made using the Naturally You set which is part of the May Kit of the Month.

I using the floral corner stamp on the square card and then mounted the 'You're a Natural' phrase onto coordinating card and then added the flowers.
It's such a versatile kit.
Thanks for dropping by.
Cath xx


Stamps - Naturally You
Paper/Card - Bazzill, MME So Sophie
Ink - Stampin Up! Close to Cocoa
Other - Prima e-line flowers, brads, Stampin Up! scallop border punch

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Hello, Some more bright colours to hopefully help you forget its pouring down outside...well it is here.
Ive used stamps from the "Hello doodle" set from my cute stamps available here .
Ive stamped onto some cotton rag paper.... a new favourite of mine.Then added the ribbons and sentiment on top then I've stamped a butterfly from the same set and added a bit of bling as its head. A very quick and simple card.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 7 June 2010

A little hello...

I received a fabulous parcel this week full of gorgeous new stamps from the Make the Day Special Shop and had a great weekend playing in my craft cupboard.

Today, I'm sharing a card I made using my new 'Tiny Giggle Grove' set from Unity:

Paper: My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow
Other materials: Promarkers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photograph, 
SU! Tiny Tag Punch & Hello Stamp, ribbon

Thanks for visiting, 

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Flowery thank you.

My card today uses the Layers of Color set "Flowering Gems". I love this stamp set as there are so many ways it can be next card I'm going to stamp on patterned papers.
For this card I stamped each flower and leaf with brown Memento ink before colouring them all with Promarkers and cutting them all out.

Papers used: Provocraft and Papermania
Inks and colouring: Memento and Promarkers
Also used: Martha Stewart border punch, sewing machine, Heidi Grace sentiment stamp.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Celebrate Today

My card for you today is another mini card (4" x 4") - I do love this size!  I used stamps from the lovely Celebrate Today set of stamps, by My Cute Stamp, available from Emily at Make The Day Special.
I inked the background with Bundled Sage DI and stamped one of the swirly images all over, then I stamped one of the flowers onto pink pp several times and cut them out, doing the same with the sentiment.  I doodled round the words and the edges of the mat to match the style of the flowers and added adhesive gems in the flower centres and corner.

Stamps - My Cute Stamp
Inks - Memento and Distress Ink
Other - black pen, adhesive gems

Friday, 4 June 2010

Love lights the way

I have a mini card to share with you today made with stamps from the Adventures in Happiness kit available from 'Make the day Special'. There are so many sentiments in this set and images of all different sizes, it is the ideal set for putting together quick simple and stylish cards.

To make the card, I cut a blank using my heart shaped Nestabilities and covered the front with red card. I cut a smaller heart from lined paper and stamped the images with brown Memento ink. I added gems, coloured the heart with Sakura pen and glossy accents. As a finishing touch, I added a bow topped with a tiny red heart button.
Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Insightful Meadows On Fabric

Just a quick blog post from me today to show you the outcome of a little experiment. I've been playing with fabric again and I thought I would try stamping on fabric with bleach.

I've used one of my favourite Unity sets (I think I can probably say that about all of them!) Insightful Meadows for this one.

Think I shall play about with this some more - I quite like the effect LOL!

Thanks for looking and catch you later!

Stamps - Unity sets Insightful Meadows
Usual Suspects - Double-sided tape
Other - Fabric; sewing machine; bonda-web; bleach; buttons

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Girlie Birthday Card

Good Morning everyone!
Today i've made a card for a very girlie girl who must like pink!

It's done with the My Cute Stamps set A Royal Celebration available here.
The flowers were made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then cut out and coloured with Copics.
Thanks for stopping by.
Cath xx

Stamps - My Cute Stamps, A Royal Celebration.
Card/Paper - Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday
Ink - Copics
Other - Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Brads

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Pop flowers

Hello a really quick and simple card today with stamps from " My cute stamps" Pop flowers . I stamped straight onto the card then i stamped on another piece of card for the flowers and used a circle punch, then added them to the card using foam pads. I finished the card by adding faux stitching all round the edge. I also used the "hello"
stamp inside but forgot to take a picture.
Thanks for looking.