Tuesday, 28 February 2012

From the bottom of my heart

I gave my brayer an airing to make this card.
I used a punched heart and layered different inks over it,
 before stamping the image from lawn fawn.
 the stamp set used is Many thanks.
And i added a little bakers twine to finish.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Quiet Essence tag

For a change today I've decided to make a tag using paper piecing. I stamped one of the flower stamps from the Unity "Quiet Essence" kit available in the shop here on to 3 pieces of patterned paper before cutting out the various elements and piecing them back together:

I made the tag and stamped a sentiment from the same kit straight on to the tag before adding the pieced flower and embellishments.

Materials used:
My Mind's Eye papers
Unity stamps (as above), black Archival ink
My Mind's Eye button
lace, organza ribbon

Before I go, just a quick announcement for those of you who aren't on the mailing list:

Emily's baby is due imminently so if you do order please be aware that your order may take slightly longer to arrive. I'm sure you'll join me in wishing Emily all the best!!

Thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Friday, 24 February 2012

Love Yourself

Evening Everyone. I'm sharing with you a page from my daily art journal today (or a part of it at least!). I'm still mourning the loss of the gorgeous Suzi Blu stamps from Unity, so I've used another one from the range while you can still get them.

This one is 'Love Yourself':

 I used acrylic paints to colour the image. 

Emily is selling the remaining Suzi Blu stamps over at Make the Day Special for just £5.50 each. Head over to pick up a bargain. The range is perfect for journalling. 

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

thinking of you

Ive used a mixture of stamps for this card.
The main image is a Unity itty bitty stamp Its a little party.
The background stamping is from the Lawn fawn set Sallys ABC
I used distress ink around the edges and to stamp "Tea for two".
The sentiment is also Lawn fawn and is from sophies sentiments
I coloured the image using Zig pens from here.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 19 February 2012


My card today uses a stamp from the Unity kit "Brave Girl" available at a special price in the shop here.

I layered lots of My Mind's Eye papers and stamped the bird image from the kit on to another piece of patterned paper before layering it on lace and adding a ribbon trim.

The sentiment is one from an old Unity kit of the month.

Materials used:
Papermill cardstock, My Mind's Eye papers,
Unity stamps (as above), black Versafine ink
lace, ruffled ribbon
HOTP buttons, twine

As always, thanks for visiting!

Jo xx

Friday, 17 February 2012

La Friendship

Good morning all. Have you checked out Emily's latest sale in the Make The Day Special Shop? There are lots of great bargains to be had. To honour the sale, I have made a card using one of my favourite co-brand designers, Suzi Blu. The Unity Suzi Blu stamps are sadly being discontinued (boo) but the good news is that Emily is selling them at a reduced price (yay!). Once they're gone they're gone....

 Have a great Friday,

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Hi everyone

the winner of our blog candy, chosen by random.org is Larisa. Please can you email your address to emily @ makethedayspecail.co.uk and I will get them sent out to you.

Thank you everyone for playing along


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Blog Candy

this post will remain at the top until 14th Feb please scroll down for other posts

Hi everyone

I thought it was time for another blog candy as we have so many new stamps arriving at the moment.

The prize is two NEW stamp sets from Paper Smooches, these are from the February release so new as new can be :)

How cute are they!

To be in with a chance of winning these sets please leave a comment on this post and make sure you are one of our followers too.

The draw will take place on February 14th so good luck and do spread the word.

If you just can not wait these stamps are available to buy now in the shop.


Monday, 13 February 2012

I love Roo

A valentines card using Paper smooches set a little lovin.
I made the background using two of the little stamps in the set,
 I paper pieced the kangaroo from cardstock.
I also used the school house backdrops from Lawn fawn.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Bold Insight

Today's card uses a stamp from the Unity store kit "Bold Insight" available in the shop here.

I used alcohol inks on glossy cardstock to make the background before using black Archival ink to stamp the image:

Materials used:
Papermill cardstock, SEI Claire paper
Unity stamp (as above), Ranger alcohol inks, black Archival ink
Doodlebug frills cardstock, Around the Block corner brad, Dovecraft brad.

As always, thanks for visiting and don't forget to enter the draw for blog candy if you haven't already!!!

Jo xx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Love and stitches

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I'm sharing with you an experimental card using a Unity Itty Bitty Stamp, some embroidery thread and a little love:

Stamp: Unity Itty Bitty Bella Blvd 'Family Tree'

I stamped on the fabric with Stazon and then embroided selected parts of the image.

Wishing you a happy Friday,

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dream big


Here is a tag i made using mostly Unity stamps.
I have used my favourite itty bitty from unity

itty bitty
Amd the store kits Quiet essence  and  Key to my joy.
Both can be found here.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Party posse

More Paper smooches makes from me.
I have used the Party posse which has these cute little animals.
And alpha-dot for the purrfect day sentiment.

All colouring was using watercolour pencils.
Dont forget we have a fabulous paper smooches blog candy,
 click the home button or scroll up for your chance to win
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Thanks a Bunch

For today's card I'm going bright and "springy" using a stamp from the Unity store kit "Moments in Bloom" available in the shop here.

I coloured my stamp with Faber Castell big brush markers before stamping on to card and then using a Nestabilities die to cut it out and mat it.

Materials used:
DCWV and Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket paper
Unity stamp (as above), Faber Castell big brush markers
American Crafts rub-on, Nestabilities dies
Dovecraft brad

Thanks for visiting and stay warm!!!
Jo xx

Friday, 3 February 2012

New Digs!

Morning all! I've made a little postcard for you today with the fabulous NEW Paper Smooches set 'Vogue Abode':

 For the reverse I used stamps from 'Alphadots' and 'Hang Ups' from Paper Smoches too. 

Hope you have a great Friday!