Saturday, 31 March 2012

One stamp two ways

Ive been busy playing with Lawn fawn stamps.
I thought i would show a couple of ways to use the same stamps.
The set I'm using is Admit one.
 For this card I coloured the Ferris wheel with my pro markers and added it to my card base with foam backing.
For this card i wanted to use the Ferris wheel as a silhouette.
So I stamped it onto black card and did lots of cutting.
I coloured the windows using a white pen.
The clouds come from the bon voyage set.
You can find both sets here
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sweet 16

I'm currently trying to use up some of my massive stash of patterned paper.
Lawn fawn has some fab stamps for paper piecing.
So i stamped the dress then just the bottom twice more.
So that hopefully it looks layered.
papers are by Basic Gray.
Stamps used are all lawn fawn 
Sophie's sentiment
Sally's ABC
happily ever after.
You can find them here and here. 
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Its your birthday

Its more monsters from me today.
These little fellas keep poppin up lol.
The monsters are from paper smooches set "Little fella"
and i made the background uses spiffy scooters.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Born to fly

Have you seen all the gorgeous new Christy Tomlinson stamps available in the shop? They're fab for art journalling but also useful for cards and layouts.

I have the fab "tattered chicken wire" stamp which reminded me of the shape of honeycomb so I decided to use it to make a "bee" themed card.

I used Prismacolor pencils blended with Sansodor to make a background coloured panel and then stamped with the chicken wire stamp over the top of this panel using distress ink. I masked off some of the stamp as I didn't want to use the whole width of it.

I then stamped the sentiment (from Unity's "Life Becoming" kit available here) using Versafine ink before adding a K & Co vellum bee.

Materials used:
Papermill cardstock
Unity / Christy Tomlinson stamps (as above), Prismacolor pencils, Ranger distress ink, Versafine sepia ink
K & Co vellum die-cut

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out the shop as we've recently had new stock including Paper Smooches and Flourishes!!

Jo xx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Good luck

A quick to make good luck card from me today.
I have used the new stamp from Paper smooches called Jerome.
And the hearts that make the clove are from A little lovin also from paper smooches.
The sentiment was made using Alpha dot.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Hey dude

More paper smooches from me today.
I cant get enough of this set little fella.
I made the earth using sponge daubers.
Then stuck the cloud and alien on top.
The cloud is from spiffy scooters and the sentiment is alphadot and party posse
This was  for my sons birthday yesterday
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I ♥ U

 I have used another new paper smooches stamp today.
This stamp is called Love monkey.
I love that the balloons spell I   U
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Monster birthday

My card for today uses a brilliant set from Paper smooches called Little fella. 
Its full of fun images for boys.
I couldn't resist these little monsters,
 and have used the Alphadot set also from paper smooches for the sentiment.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

ATCs Unity style

Today I've been making ATCs using Unity stamps from the store kits "Quiet Essence" and "Life Becoming" available in the shop here.

I used various mediums to make the bakgrounds - distress inks for one, oil pastels for another and chalk pastels for the third. Prismacolor pencils were used to colour in the details:

Materials used:
scrap cardstock,
Unity stamps (as above), black Versafine ink, Ranger Distress inks
Pentel oil pastels, Reeves chalk pastels,
Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for visiting and Happy Mother's Day to all!!
Jo xx

Friday, 16 March 2012


Hi everyone! I'm dropping in today with a little mother's day card using the Matryoshka Dolls set from My Cute Stamp:

 Have a great Friday!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Birthday buddies

My card for today uses the Birthday buddies set from paper smooches.
I stamped the images and coloured in with watercolour pencils.
Then i cut the circles from the stamped card using nesties.
I placed this over the fish on foam pads.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mother's Day

Yes, it's nearly that time again....Mother's Day (here in the UK) is next weekend so I've been busy making the first of 2 cards that I need...this one being for my lovely mother-in-law who loves all things butterflies.

I used the Unity store kit "A Mother's Love" available in the shop here. The frame stamp was inked using Faber Castell big brush pens toa llow the patterned paper to show through the ink and then the sentiment was stamped using Versafine black ink:

Materials used:
Kraft cardstock, MME papers
Unity stamps (as above), Faber Castell brush pens, Versafine black ink
Prima flower
lace, vintage button

Now for some great news......Emily and baby Ivy are now back home and doing well but please remember that orders may still take longer than usual to arrive.

Jo xx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

As some of you may know Emily owner of Make the day special was expecting a baby.
I'm pleased to say Emily has a beautiful baby girl. 
Unfortunately baby has been poorly and and is still in hospital. 
I hope our customers will understand that this will affect our normal service.

Thank you.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Shrink Plastic tags

I've been playing with a couple of Unity stamps and shrink plastic again to make 2 tags to share with you this week.

My first tag uses a stamp from the Scrapbook Royalty set "Just Be You" available in the shop here. I stamped with black Stazon on to clear shrink plastic for the bird:

Materials used:
My Mind's Eye papers
Unity stamp (as above), black Stazon ink, clear shrink plastic
My Mind's Eye twill,
Wild Orchid Crafts roses, HOTP button
lace, ribbon

My second card uses a stamp from the Quote Bundle Pack which is stamped on white shrink plastic again using Stazon:

Materials used:
My Mind's Eye papers
Nestabilities die-cut
Unity stamp (as above), black Stazon ink, white shrink plastic
Prima flowers, Basic Grey brad, Imaginisce brad
beaded stem, CraftWork lace trim
vintage button, velvet ribbon

As always, thanks for visiting
Jo xx

Friday, 2 March 2012

She decided to leap

Good morning! What could be more appropriate this week than a stamp about LEAPing (that was a little leap year joke!). Emily has recently starting stocking the new and totally GORGEOUS Christy Tomlinson designs from Unity. These stamps are so beautiful, they flew off the shelves...but do not fear, more will be in stock soon. 

I've used the 'She Leaped' stamp to create a journal page. The stamp is wonderfully large (my moleskin is 21x13cm) and so perfect for journalling. Here's my page - minus my text:

 This was a mixed media project: paper piecing, acrylics, water colour pastels, ink spray, glossy accents, sizzix lettering and stamp embossing. 

Have a happy Friday!