Monday, January 18, 2016

Some Chalk Lines.....

When I saw the latest sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, I was a little puzzled as to what I could create from the sketch.  

I had to really think about how I could use my stamps to follow the layout of the sketch.  But then I remembered that one of the cool things about photopolymer stamps is that you can bend the stamp to create different shapes.  So I used a straight line image from Chalk Lines and moulded it to mirror the shape of the division in the sketch.  

Stamps: Chalk Lines, Honeycombe Hello, Timeless Textures, Flower Shop
Colours: Island Indigo, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Rhinestones, Bird punch for the leaves.

Happy Stamping....Manda xx

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Skating By......

Before school goes back, I have created a stash of male birthday cards, as Mr 8 is sure to be invited to lots of birthday parties for his mates through the year. 
I've used the set Skating By.....from the Annual Catalogue. Perfect for all things Mr 8 loves. 
Here's a close up of the 'cammo' colouring for his shirt on the green card....  
And I've even managed to get some texture onto the yellow shirt!! 

Here's another one that I made using some retired DSP.
Stamps: Skating By
Colours: Whisper White, Garden Green, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Stamp'n'Write Markers
Happy Stamping.....Manda xx

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Just for Embossing....

This is a birthday card that I made for one of my good friends....
This time I've used white embossing powder to highlight the sentiment on the DSP.  I've added some little pops of yellow with the flowers.....and of course, a girls got to have a little bit of bling on there!!
Stamps: Botanicals for You, Petite Petals
Colours: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Other: Love Blossoms DSP, leaves from the bird punch.
Happy Stamping....Manda

Friday, January 15, 2016

Number of uses.....

This stunning floral bouquet is from the new stamp set "Number of Years".  Its actually a two step stamp, which means you stamp the greenery (though I've stamped it in Crumb Cake) first, and then add the flowers afterwards.  This is a great way of adding a variety of colour to 'single' stamped image....... Just one of the tricks of the trade ;-)
I based this sketch on one from Freshly Made Sketches, but unfortunately, I wasn't in time to enter it into the challenge....
And here's a close up of the cute little bow.....just beacuase ... 

Stamps:  Number of Years
Colours:  Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Rose Red.
Other: Love Blossoms DSP, Blushing Bride thick bakers twine (mine is left over from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kits).
Happy Stamping....Manda

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Helping Me Grow.....

I had a chance to play with this lovely set today.....and decided to create a card to play along with Colour Q's latest colour palette.... And after a request from my mum to make her some more birthday cards, the sentiment was easy to decide on!!

Here's the card......

And a close up of the colouring....
Stamps: Helping Me Grow, Petite Pairs
Colours: Whisper White, Garden Green, Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, Smokey Slate
Other: Silver Metallic Thread, rhinestones
Happy Stamping....Manda xx

Blushing Just for You.....

Don't you just LOVE the gorgeous Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.....It's available in the new Occasions Catalogue.    For this card, I've teamed it with Love Blossoms DSP and a couple of stamps for a quick, but very eye catching card.
Stamps: You've Got This, Botanicals For You
Colours: Whisper White, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Other: Love Blossoms DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Pearls.
Happy Stamping....Manda xxx

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Just for You....

Sale -a-Bration is on again.... and one of the fantastic new stamp sets that you can get for FREE is Botanicals for You.  This set features an awesome sentiment, which is the focus of this card, which I'm entering into Cas(e) this Sketch this week.

 Here's my full card.... 

And a close up of those gorgeous little flowers....
Stamps: Botanicals for You, Petite Petals
Colours: Whisper White, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Rose Red
Other: Love Blossoms DSP, Linen Thread, Pearls, Dimensionals, Stamp'n'Write Markers.
Happy Stamping....Manda xx

Hello 2016.....

Wow....a new year..... 2016 ...... and what's more fitting but some calendars. 
I've used some blank coasters to make these little gifts, but you could just as easily repurpose one that is already printed (just make sure that you cover the printed side!!).
I've enjoyed playing with the new Wink of Stella brush from the Occasions's just like our aquapainters, but loaded with gorgeous clear glitter.  I just loved how you can put the shimmer exactly where you want it!!  Here are some close ups of the focal images....
Lillies (I think?) from Remarkable You (with some paper piecing)....

Butterflies from Nature's Perfection (retired)....

And the flower is also from Nature's Perfection. ....

And here is my favourite calendar, just so you can see clearly what I've done.  The floral image is again from Nature's Perfection, and these butterflies are from Papillion Potpourri.

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Remarkable You, Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Nature's Perfection
Colours: Old Olive, Tangello Twist, Whisper White
Other: English Garden DSP, Tangello Twist striped satin ribbon, rhinestones, pearls.
Happy Stamping.....Manda xx