Sunday, 30 October 2011

Queen Bee

Here's a quick tag I made using the fab bee stamp from Unity's One Precious Life stamp set.

The bee was stamped on to cardstock using black Versafine ink and I then used oil pastels to add colour.

Materials used:
scrap cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper
Unity stamp (as above), black Versafine ink, oil pastels
Making Memories and Creative Imaginations alphabet stickers
Fancy Pants ribbon, Tim Holtz tissue tape, Prima adhesive pearl
cotton lace, button, staples

Thanks for visiting!
Jo x

Saturday, 29 October 2011


I needed to make a Christening card this week and realised that I didn't too many appropriate stamps to choose from. Fortunately, the versatility of the stamps Emily stocks meant I could rustle something up:

Stamps used: Paper Smooches 'Alphadot'
My Cute Stamp 'Night Owl'

Have a great weekend, 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Moments of kindness

Just a quickie from me today.
Using the country-charm-labels set from Flourishes.
These co-ordinate with spellbinders grommet tags.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Ticket To Jingle

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way with this Itty Bitty ticket to jingle stamp from Unity available form Make The Day Special

It is one of three fab ticket stamps in the set and you can use them together or apart.

I've used ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens, colours 9, 29 and 260, also available from Make The Day Special, to stamp with.

Have a fun week.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Embossed foil

I decided to have a change today and use a different technique to make today's card. My mother-in-law very kindly gave me some gorgeous Art Emboss foil so I had a play with it today.

I cut the foil to size and added alcohol inks to it. I then stamped one of the images from Unity's Insightful Meadows set on to the reverse of the foil using Stazon ink. The next step was to use a couple of fine embossing tools and a mouse mat to emboss the stamped image.

I stamped one of the sentiment stamps from the set striaght on to the card using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with WOW! glitter embossing powder.

Materials used:
DCWV cardstock, HOTP paper, Magic Scraps splatter mesh
Art Emboss foil, Ranger alcohol inks, Unity Insightful Meadows stamps
Stazon ink, Versamark ink, WOW embossing powder
white Signo pen, ric-rac.

Thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Friday, 21 October 2011


It seems that my new 'go to' stamp set is definitely Paper Smooches 'Alphadot'. With halloween just round the corner, I pulled out the set to add a little touch of the spooks to a treat box:

 Other Materials: Sizzix 'Box with Lid'
Card stock: SU Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon and brads
Happy Friday!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Make a wish

For today I have used the gorgeous Kids play set from Flourishes.
I stamped the image then used distress inks to age it.
I added it to a nesties label.
I made the back ground using another Flourishes set...
Country charm labels.
You can see all flourishes here. 
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sunshine In Autumn

I'm obviously in a Clean and Simple mood with my makes at the moment and as today is a beautifully sunny Autumnal day I thought this little notelet would fit the bill!

The stamp is from The Cat's Pajamas range over at Make The Day Special.

I hope you are having a beautifully Sunshiney Tuesday.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

A Beautiful Sight

It's getting closer to Christmas! Have you started your cards yet? I did have good intentions which seem to have fallen by the wayside but have made one to share with you today using the Unity Itty Bitty stamp "A Beautiful Sight" available in the shop here.

I used Ranger alcohol inks to make the background before stamping with Versamark and embossing with glittered embossing powder:

Materials used:
Papermania cardstock, DCWV paper
Ranger alcohol inks, Versamark ink, Unity stamp, WOW! embossing powder
lace, ribbon and pins.

Thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Friday, 14 October 2011

Friendly ATC

Hi Everyone. It's been a little while since I made a little here we have one:

 I've used the adorable Paper Smooches 'Hang Ups'. I can't get enough of that little guy!

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dream big

Ive gone back to one of my favourite Itty bitty stamps from Unity for today's card.
I have used the Dream big stamp on some patterned paper.
Other items used are ....
card candi
embossing folder
punch and nestibilities.
Itty bitty stamps can be found here.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Say Hello To Josie

Have you seen Josie yet? She is a perfect Halloween cutie! She is one of the Simply Betty stamps available from Make The Day Special.

I love her button eyes and owl friend!

Catch you all later.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Happy Fall

I have a little autumnal card for you this evening - made with some of my favourite stamp sets from Unity and Lawn Fawn.

As the main focal, I've used a checkered frame stamp and sentiment from Unity's Harvest Of Memories. As an accent, I've stamped and coloured a pretty floral from Unity's Quiet Essence, removing the leaves from the stamp and adding a little leaf frond from Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals instead. I've then added a hand-rolled paper rose, with a little pearl inside. Done!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Worm birthday wishes

My card for today uses Birthday buddies from Paper smooches. 
I wanted to make something a bit different so went with a different shaped card.
 I used papers from a Cosmo cricket pack i had.
I added some card candy and bakers twine.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Watercolour butterflies

I have 2 cards to share with you today using butterflies by Layers of Color. I stamped the butterflies using Stazon on to watercolour paper before colouring them using Derwent Inktense pencils (for the pink butterfly) and Reeves watercolour wax crayons (for the pastel butterfly).

I then cut the butterflies out and added them to the cards (made using watercolour paper) before stamping sentiments using Unity stamps.

This one uses a stamp from Insightful Meadows and I've used watercolour pencils around the edge.

The second one uses the sentiment stamp from the Unity/ Webster's Pages Itty Bitty stamp - Dream Big ( which is unfortunately out of stock at the moment). I added a few rhinestones at the bottom of this card.

Thanks for visiting
Jo xx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Little Wish

Today's project was made with lots of lovely, little scraps. We all have them, so why not use them all up to make some super cute little tags?

A Little Wish

My scraps are all layered onto a tag, then stiched down for a bit of added detail - and security. I chose a sentiment from Elegant Birds by My Cute Stamp, which is versatile enough to work on so many different types of projects - from birthday gifts to wedding cards. Who doesn't want a lots of happiness?

A Little Wish

To finish off the tag, I've added a Prima Flower, with additional leaves from the Blissful Botanicals set from Lawn Fawn's Summer Release. It's another set that I just can't stop using it on my projects!

Why not create a few tags using all the scraps that you have left over from your card making projects this weekend? It certainly beats tidying them all away!