Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Fond Farewell

Hey All, I have a tag for you today using the lovely Paper Smooches Promenade stamp kit available over at the Make The Day Special shop.

I've used the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens for this make and if you like the shape you can find a link to the template over on my blog.

Well, I have to say a fond farewell, this will be my last post on the Make The Day Special blog as I am stepping down from the team. I've had an absolutely wonderful time with Emily and the girls at MTDS and of course all of you and your lovely comments, thank you all! 

You will still spot the occasional thing from MTDS on my blog or in the magazines so keep your eyes peeled and have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Big Kisses

Friday, 16 December 2011


Hi Everyone! Not long until Christmas! Are all your decorations up yet? I've still got to put up the tree....but in the meantime, I've strung some lights up on this card:

 Stamps: Paper Smooches 'Hang Ups' and 'Alphadots'

Have yu checked out the new additions to the Paper Smooches in the Make the Day Special Shop?
Uber cute.

Have a wonderful Friday

Thursday, 15 December 2011

A Little Pink......

Hi there!!
I wasn't sure what to make this week.....so I made a Tag.....It's Pink, for a Pink loving friend....don't really 'do' Pink....but I am quite pleased with how it turned out..
I used the Suzi Blu stamp 'Be The Poet', available only whilst stocks last from the lovely Emily here...so grab her whilst you can!
I made the background using Acrylic Paints and finger painting...great fun!! The Black 'splodges' were added after and then I doodled round the edges... I found some Yellow ribbon, which I think I must have saved off some choccies (nothing gets thrown away in this house!!) and it already had the bow attached....Better than more Pink I thought!!!
Thanks for looking, I'll see you again soon...

She xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas House

Hey All, Kim Dellow here with a Christmas Card, thought I had made my last Christmas card last week but then I had the idea of using stamps from the Paper Smooches Promenade kit, available over at Make The Day Special, with some puff paint to give some snowy touches.

Gives a cute Christmassy feel don't you think?

Have you finished your Christmas cards yet?

Have a good week.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Kraft snowflakes

I've done it again!!! Yep - I've made something to share today using an item that's out of stock in the shop so I apologise in advance!

I've used the My Cute Stamp set - Let it Snow but if you like this manufacturer's stamps why not have a look at the rest in the shop here.

I made two cards using Kraft cardstock and white embossing powder:

Thanks for visiting!!

Jo xx

Friday, 9 December 2011

Let it snow!

Hi Everyone! Only two (ish) weeks left until Christmas! I'm not usually one for Christmas crafts, but this year the bug has finally caught up with me...

Here's a wall hanging I made using a combination of Make The Day Special stocked stamps:

 Stamps: The Cat's Pyjama's 'Sheepish'
My Cute Stamp's 'Snow Cute'
Paper Smooches 'Alphadot'

I started with some chipboard, painted it with acrylic paint and added some snowflakes with embossing powder. I coloured the image using promarkers and paperpieced the scarf and finally added the sentiment using embossing powder. 

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Every Day....

is a fresh beginning......
I have a couple of cards to show you today.....the first one uses the Websters Pages 'Moments' stamps available from the lovely Emily here
I thought I would dust off the embossing folders that I seemed to have had for ages and actually use them! I coloured it with Pearlescent Chalks for a soft look.....The sentiment is stamped with one of my Distress Inks and clear embossed. All that was needed then was some ribbon and some punched Butterflies..
My 2nd card uses the 'Moments In Bloom' store kit, again available from Emily..here
I used a smaller embossing folder from the same set and coloured in with Chalks again...then just a bit of ribbon and stick on jewels.

Forgive the photos...I managed to take the a photo of a White card on a White background....One day I will learn...
I really enjoyed making these unusually (for me!!) quick and clean looking cards..hope you like them too.
Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon..

Oh and I meant to say I created both these cards from 1 sheet of A4 White card, quite like the different sizes this makes.
She xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Merry And Bright

All Merry and Bright today and with the results of last week's experimenting in the Kim Labs with texture stamping using the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Pens available at Make The Day Special.

The stamp is the Unity Itty Bitty Merry And Bright Set.

Hope you have a Merry and Bright day!


Monday, 5 December 2011

Feel better soon

Im having a little break from Christmas cards today.
Ive made this card using lots of Paper smooches.
Sets used are :
Birthday buddies
Spiffy scooters
Chit chat
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Snowbody christmas

How are you all getting on with your Christmas cards? 
Well as its now December I'm in a rush to finish all mine.
I Just love the itty bitty's from Unity and thought id get this little cutie inked up.
front view
 I stamped and embossed the image straight onto the paper.
Doesn't show too well but its sparkly black embossing powder.

side view
inside view
I lined the inside and clear embossed the image and added a sentiment.
This stamp isn't currently in stock but ....
...You can check out some Itty bitty's from here.
Thanks for looking.