Saturday, 30 June 2012
Friday, 29 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Today I've got a simple little card to show you.
I have used a 'Simply Betty' stamp. The rest of the range is available from Emily here
These will be available for a limited time only, so grab one whilst you can..They are great fun and also really good quality and stamp very well.
I have also got this one, so if I have time I'll show you her too...
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Here’s my card for today. I love patterned papers so it’s great to have a really simple design that you can use over and over again with all sorts of different stamps. This card could work for so many occasions just by switching out the car for something else and changing the papers to something a bit more elegant/funky/masculine. There’s a whole world of opportunity out there for it lol
Please accept my apologies for the not so great photo.
I stamped and coloured the Paper Smooches car from the 'My Guy' with Copics, adding Ranger Enamel Accents to the centre of the wheels for some added interest.
What would your go-to stamp be for this kind of design I wonder?
Have a great week!
Sunday, 24 June 2012
I stamped in black ink and then used a silver Promarker and a green Bic pen to colour in a few parts of the chevron before adding the embellishments:
Saturday, 23 June 2012
I hope you have a great weekend planned and it involves a bit of crafting too :0)
Today I have a card to show you that mixes a few new and old Lawn Fawn stamps to make a new image.....
I part inked it and stamped it first, then masked it with a Post It note so I could stamp the glasses and moustache. The bottom of the pear made a perfect bottom lip and a dot from Gnome Sweet Gnome for the eyes.
I had fun stamping out the background using the stitched border from Belinda's Borders.... by turning the stamp with each impression you can make it look like saddle stitched ribbon!!..... and the sentiment is from Hello Friend.
I think he looks rather fun... hope you do too :0)
Thursday, 21 June 2012
As soon as I got my hands on the FAB Christy Tomlinson stamp 'She Leaped' I knew I had to make a Journal page with her....
I also had a little play in a smaller Journal, unfortunately Emily hasn't got this stamp in stock at the moment....but just an idea for you for when she comes into stock.....
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
I decided to paper piece him in different colours. The flame is coloured in with red pen, I’m not that good at paper piecing lol. The circle was just cut from a hole punch and then the star paper pieced.
Hope you have a great day!
Sunday, 17 June 2012
I used one of the fab Doily stamps on the background paper inked with Versamark ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
I stamped the sentiment from the butterfly set on to paper I'd cut with with a Nestabilities die. The two butterflies were stamped on to patterned paper and then cut out before being stuck on the card:
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Surprisingly I'm organised this year and this is the card I've made for hubby on behalf of his No1. garden helper.....
Thursday, 14 June 2012
I have a card to show you today using one of my favourite stamp sets by Flourishes I love these stamps and they are really good quality too.
I used the 'Violet' set this time..
Don't forget to check out the MTDS website here Emily has been working really hard to make it easier to use and to also show off all the wonderful stamps...She always gives great service too..
Thanks for looking, I'll catch up with you soon.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Hi everyone. It’s Ruby here and I have a very quick card to share with you. I think my mojo has gone out the window at the minute, boy it’s hard to get back into the swing of things.
I had these papers left on the table from the burger card I did last week so thought I would use them again in a similar way but this time with a bit of paper piecing. Paper Smooches stamps are perfect for paper piecing. The set I used is ‘Get Outta Town’. Don’t you just love that sentiment?!! I used a Copic pen to colour in the red, added a bit of twine and ta da, card finished!
If you see my mojo could you send it back to me??!
Monday, 11 June 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012
I stamped the shoe (originally from a Melody Ross/Unity set) on to shrink plastic using black Stazon ink and then lightly coloured it with Prismacolor pencils before punching a hole and then using a heat gun to shrink. It was then easy to use a jump ring through the hole and add it to a beaded bracelet while making it.
I'm off to have a look through my stamps to see what other ones I can use on bracelets now LOL!!
Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, 9 June 2012
I've been using my Paper Smooches Reflections set to stamp to make a card and tried stamping on patterned paper which is something I do often for paper piecing but not like this......
I pulled out the spotty paper because I wanted to use the maize colour on my card and I actually love how the leaves appear dotty because the white spots show the brown ink darker.
The flowers are punched from patterned paper in the Bright Side Lawn Fawn pad and shaped slightly to give a little dimension, the centres have been made with glossy accents.
I think the solid stamps in this set work well with this technique depending what paper and colours you choose but its fun to experiment :0)
Hope you get some crafty time this weekend to perhaps try it out and don't forget to link up your cards to our Flickr gallery :0)
Oh and keep an eye out for the new Lawn Fawn stamps arriving next week in the store.
Paper Smooches sets used: Reflections, Sentiment Sampler
Thanks for stopping by today.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
This was the result…
I used the hamburger from the fun Paper Smooches Alfresco set, it’s such a cute set. I coloured the burger in with Copics and added a bit of texture with my colourless blender, just adding mini dots. To finish I added some white gel pen to the bun and the little seeds, plus some faux stitching for a bit of colour.
Have you seen our new website for the Make The Day Special shop yet? It’s fab, so much easier to navigate and so much yumminess too.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the Jubilee celebrations and you’re making the most of the extra time off. Have fun!
Saturday, 2 June 2012
..... well it is blue and white, so almost patriotic!!
This is a little step outside my normal comfort zone as getting inky is a style I admire but never really excel at so I wanted to use this stamp set because the tall flower heads lend themselves to this technique.
I stamped a scene first on a separate piece of card and used a nestie to select and cut a circular area of the image and used the same size nestie to cut an aperture in my raised panel before part embossing it.
I love the aperture as it means I could attempt a small area of inking rather than a large scene.
The butterflies are punched from a failed first attempt at the emboss resist technique, I think the pattern gives more interest to them rather than a flat colour.
A touch of stickles to the seed-heads and butterfly bodies and it was finished :0)
As you've probably already discovered the new look store is up and running with a easy to use interface to help you search or browse the stamp sets, please go over and have a look... there's even a SALE section!!
The 'May' release Paper Smooches are in and the latest Lawn Fawn stamps are on their way ....yippee :0)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great celebration weekend whatever the weather :0)