Thursday, 30 September 2010

Relax It Is Your Day

Hello All, Back to my {Ippity} and Unity stamps for my DT make this week and I've used one of the gorgeous stamps from the {Ippity} Totally Happy set available over at {Ippity} Inspirations, but I decided to match it with the Relax sentiment from the Unity Adventures In Happiness Store kit.

So relax! Have fun and enjoy your day.
Stamps{Ippity} Totally HappyUnity Adventures In Happiness
Ink - Archival Coffee
Usual Suspects - Silicone glue
Other - Ribbon; Cuttlebug; Nesties; Bow-Easy Template

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Snow Cute

Good Morning
Hope you're having better weather than we are here in the north. Very wet and windy here!
So perfect for a wintry card!

This set is by My Cute Stamp and cute they are!
i wanted to use cotton wool for snow but didn't have any so ended up using a dry wet wipe!
Thanks for looking!
Cath x

Materials -

Stamps - My Cute Stamp So Cute
Card - Pearlised bazzill
Inks - Copics
Other - Various ribbon

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Birthday wishes

Hello well it seems that autumn is well and truly here and so are the dark damp mornings so Ive made this card to brighten things up a little. I have used the unity July store kit available from Emily at make the day special.
Ive used lots of scraps of basic grey papers and have machine stitched them before layering them up. I stamped the image in black momento and highlighted the birthday with glossy accents. To finish i added some blooms and bling.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Bring on the cupcakes!

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing another experimental project with you and have made a bag using My Cute Stamp's Little Cupcake image:
This sweet little set costs only £2.70 - a bargain!

I 'paper-pieced' (with material) the cupcake and stitched it to the bag. I added buttons and ribbon and the bag is ready to go! 

Have a good Monday, 

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Just Be

My card today uses the "Just Be" stamp from Unity's Quote Bundle Pack.

I stamped the image directly on to a Prima journalling card and used Prima flowers to embellish.

Materials used:
DCWV Cardstock, Prima Annalee journalling card and paper
Unity stamp, brown Memento ink
Prima flowers
lace and vintage buttons

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Floral Friends

I  keep going back to these lovely stamps, Floral Friends by Unity, available here,  and I used them for this  card to show today.  The bp is by the English Paper Co.  I stamped the image, coloured with Copics and added an adhesive sparkly gem to the centre of the flower.  I doodled round the edges and used a Kanban stamp for the greeting.  Simple, but quite pretty!

Stamps - Unity, Kanban
Paper - English Paper Co.
Inks - Memento, Copics
Other - Adhesive gem

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Happy Wedding Day - Your Next Stamp

I've been using a lot of Unity stamps recently that I thought I would reach for one of the different set of stamps available  from Make The Day Special. Today I have some Your Next Stamp to show you, Fhiona and Fhinn wedding set to be precise! 

You can tell that it is Autumn as my photos are getting dark again! Really got to sort that out LOL!

Have a glittery day.

Ink - Versafine Onyx black
Colouring - Prismacolor pencils
Usual Suspects - Golden Heavy gel
Other - Cuttlebug; Nesties; Glitter glue; Calico; Acrylic paint; Calico

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


I needed to make a House type card for a friend who is moving this weekend so this stamp from the Little whispers Unity set was perfect.

I stamped on white card and coloured in the houses before colouring in the background in a pale pink to compliment the red.
I used some button and ribbon to finish off, i'm loving buttons right now!
Thanks for stopping by.
Cath x


Stamps - Unity Little Whispers
Paper/Card - Bazzill, MME Penny Lane, MME Be Loved
Ink - Copics
Other - Various buttons and ribbon

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Hello, here's a one layer card today using "Ashley's blossoms" from my cute stamp. I have used distress inks to stamp most of the images and and to paint the flowers. To paint using distress ink i rub the ink pad on a sheet of greaseproof paper then spray with water its so easy to do and you can get really good effects. I have also used black momento for the sentiment and birdcage, and red for the birds.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 20 September 2010

You are loved

Today I'm sharing something a bit different for me. I was totally inspired by fellow Make the Day Special DT mate Kim Dellow on Thursday, and her gorgeous page from her art journal, so I thought I'd have a little play around with paint myself this weekend. The beautiful range of stamps from Suzi Blu available in the MTDS shop make perfect stamps for experimenting with. 

I've used acrylic paints and then paper pieced the image to create this bookmark.

Have a good Monday, 

Sunday, 19 September 2010

One Precious Life

Well, it's been one of "those" weeks and the time has flown so much that I haven't had time to make a new card to show you today so I'll show a layout I completed a couple of days ago using stamps from the fabulous Unity kit - One Precious Life designed by Melody Ross.

I used some adhesive cork sheet as the background for this layout and some stamps were stamped directly on to it using Memento ink which worked beautifully (although I did a test piece before starting!). The title was stamped on to a printed journalling card.

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock, adhesive cork sheet, Fancy Pants journalling card
brown Memento ink
Prima flowers and centres, vintage glass and plastic buttons, Making Memories gingham ribbon, cotton lace, brads

I love the way this layout turned out and am going to make a concerted effort to use my stamps more when scrapping now!!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Happy Fall

Another tag from me again, I do like making tags and this Harvest of Memories kit from Unity available here is lovely and very appropriate at the moment! 

I inked the tag with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and stamped some of the leaf stamps over the background (doesn't show up too well but they are there!), then added one of the main leaves and words.  I punched some leaves using Basic Grey paper, and doodled stitches all round the edges, adding some metallic nailheads to finish.

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Distress Inks, Adirondack, Memento
Other - leaf punch, Basic Grey paper, metallic nailheads

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Art Journaling With Unity And Ippity

Hey Guys, I've been playing with paint again and I thought I would ink up some of my Unity and Ippity stamps as well. Here is the result! It is a page from my Art Journal but I think I will probably leave it as it is now and not add any actual journaling :)

So do you recognise all the stamps I've used? Well there is the Stars and moons from the Ippity Moon Beams and Heart Strings kit, the sentiment from the Ippity What Matters Most kit and the grass is from the Unity Insightful Meadows kit. Yum!

Thanks for popping by and viewing my playing!

Inks - Archival Coffee
Other - Acrylic paint; Gesso; Neocolor watercolour crayons; Book pages; Newspaper scraps; Glue stick; 

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Right Words

Today i made a very quick and easy card using the Unity The Right Words set.

It was easy because I simply stamped inside the circle embellishment and then added ribbon and a couple of heart pins. Very simple, a card in 10 mins!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cath xx

Materials -
Stamps : Unity The Right Words
Paper/Card - Bazzill, MME be loved
Embellishment - MME be loved
Other - Ribbon, heart pins

Monday, 13 September 2010

How DeLIGHTful...

I have two cards to show you today using the gorgeous 'How Delightful' set from Lawn Fawn:

In my ever growing collection of finished cards, I don't have many masculine examples, so I set myself the challenge to create one. I thought this might be used as an anniversary card.

And because making a card with NO ribbon, bows or flowers didn't quite fulfil my need for prettiness, I made this one too! 

Have a happy Monday,

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Harvest of Memories

I have made a tag for today using the lovely new Unity kit, Harvest of Memories, available from here.  I inked the background with Wild Honey Distress Ink and stamped some of the leaf stamps on with Memento inks.  I stamped one of the sentiments onto some BG paper and added some leaf brads, and copper metallic nail heads and finally edged the tag with Copper Krylon.

Stamps - Unity
Inks - Memento, Distress Inks
Papers - Basic Grey
Other - Krylon pen, metallic nail heads, leaf brads

Friday, 10 September 2010

Friends With Flair Friday!

Hi, its Emily here.

Are these just the cutest boots!?

My friend has just become a granny so I got to go baby girl shopping - yippeee!

Anyway on with my actual FWF post...

I am sharing today a new baby card I made for my friend's Daughter. It uses the fab Unity image 'Just Hanging Out' and a perfect {ippity} sentiment from the 'Moonbeam and heartstrings' set.

I hope you like it!

Thank you for visiting
Emily x

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Key To My Joy ATC

I thought I would do an ATC today, I haven't done one for ages and they are simple and fun to do! For this one I have used the lovely Unity Key To My Joy available over at Make The Day Special.

Hope you have a day full of joy.

Ink - Archival Black; VersaFine Onyx black
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Scissors

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Having it all

Hello, for this card i have used stamps from two unity store kits,the July kit for the sentiment and the May kit for all of the flowers and leaves. I cut some prima paper and stamped the images in three different colours before adding the sentiment also straight onto the paper and stuck it to my card blank. to finish i added a couple of pearls.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 6 September 2010

An Itty Bitty of the new Itty Bitty!

Hi everyone! Have you checked out the new Unity range called 'Itty Bitty' in the Make the Day Special shop? The BEST news is that they are adorable stamps that are EASY on the pocket! Yay! Each stamp is only £2.75...which I think is great value, and perfect for all us stampers than can't resist a splurge every week so often! Today I am showcasing the cute 'Owl Always' stamp which comes with the sentiment stamp too:

Materials: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), colorsoft pencils, sansador oil, button, string).

Thanks for dropping in,

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Insightful Meadows

I've been playing with the gorgeous Unity set Insightful Meadows by Donna Downey and made a couple of cards. As I couldn't decide which to show I'll just post both LOL!

For both cards I used white card which I covered with distress ink before randomly stamping again with the distress inks.

For this card I layered the stamped card on jade paper and then mounted it on Kraft card before adding organza ribbon and a vintage glass button as embellishments.

For this card I added one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and then layered the stamped card on yellow paper before mounting it on a card with inked edges. I then added a button and bow as an embellishment and pierced a pattern down the side.

Materials used:
Unity Insightful Meadows, Ranger Distress inks
Papermania papers
vintage buttons, ribbons and twine.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Tea Party

My card today is made using stamps from the lovely My Cute Stamp range, Tea Party, available here.

I stamped several of the images from the set and coloured them with Copics and added glitter here and there. I matted onto glitter paper and Daisy and Dandelion bp.   I kept the embellishing quite simple for this card, with some Primas, Card Candy and ribbon.

Stamps - My Cute Stamp
Inks - Memento, Copics
Paper - Daisy and Dandelion, glitter paper
Other - Card Candy, Primas, ribbon, SU Diamond Dust

Friday, 3 September 2010

A little Sneak Peek!

Hi guys, for all you {Ippity} fans have you seen the Stamping Contrasts article in the October 2010 issue of Craft Stamper?

Myself and three other designers got to play with the Fishy Philosophy {Ippity} stamps and the result is lots of different ideas for these fun stamps.

I thought I would give you a sneak peek at the projects I made for the article. Don't be put off by the miss-crediting of the first two makes in the article, they are mine honest - LOL!

Have a fun day!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Unity Key To Joy

Hey Guys, I've been playing with texture again using fabric and corrugated card with an old book page thrown in for good measure. The beautiful stamps from the July Unity Store Kit Key To Joy work perfectly with this look don't you think?

What a sweet sentiment.

Well hope you have a good day!

Ink - Versamark sepia; Distress ink Vintage Photo
Colouring - Neocolor crayons
Usual Suspects - Golden Heavy gel; silicone glue; Bonda-web; Scissors
Other - Calico; Acrylic paint; Book page

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Little Whispers

Happy September! My goodness, it'll soon be Christmas! ;o)
So today i've done a little card using the Little Whispers set from Unity & Donna Downey. These stamps are gorgeous and very big (over 10cms wide), perfect for cards, layouts and other projects.

Thanks for dropping by!
Cath xx


Stamps - Little Whispers
Paper - Crate Paper Seasons
Flowers - Petaloo Flora Doodles
Other - Unknown ribbon, Copics