Looking For Some Ideas With Resist Stamping?

Hello all, hope that where ever you are you have some sunshine because there certainly isn’t any here in London. But then if you are living here yourself or watching Wimbledon you would know this too. *sigh*

So I am desperately sneaking sunshine, please send some if you have any spare!

Meanwhile an update on my latest article in Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 99

It is a resist stamping article using several different methods to make a resist, not just heat embossing, so if you fancy expanding your resist stamping techniques it is definitely worth checking out the article.

The article has a wedding theme and uses the yummy wedding set from Lawn Fawn – Happily Ever After available from Make The Day Special I’ve also added in some Hero Arts stamps and some swirls from the Creative Expressions Funky Floral stamp set for good measure! There are some more ideas for using your ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens too.

Hope you enjoy it. 

Right, got to go finish a commission and some blog posts.

Catch you later.



A Tag And A Couple Of Fond Farewells

Hey All, I have a tag for you today using the lovely Paper Smooches Promenade stamp kit available over at the Make The Day Special shop.

I’ve used the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens for this make and you might recognise the shape! I did say that it was one of my favourite tag shapes at the moment. You can download a free template for it with my project over at the Make With Me website if you would like to use the same shape.


Well, as this post hinted to in the title I am saying a fond farewell to a couple of my design teams. It has been a tough decision as I’ve been with both teams practically from their start up and I have enjoyed every minute of it. But it is time to work on some new projects and so I’ve stepped down from the Make The Special and Quixotic Paperie design teams.

I will miss working with Emily from Make The Day Special and Elaine from Quixotic Paperie they have both been wonderful bosses 🙂 I will also miss all the girls on both of the two fabulous teams, you guys have been the best!

You will still see makes on my blog from both shops of course but for all the latest news don’t forget to check out the Make The Day Special and Quixotic Paperie blogs.



Snowy Paper Smooches

Ok so I confess! I have a Christmas Card today, thought I had made my last Christmas card last week but then I had the idea of using stamps from the Paper Smooches Promenade kit, available over at Make The Day Special, with some puff paint to give some snowy touches.

Gives a cute Christmassy feel don’t you think?

So I wonder if this is the last Christmas card I will make this year?

Have a fun Tuesday.



Merry And Bright

All Merry and Bright today and with the results of last week’s experimenting in the Kim Labs with texture stamping using the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Pens from Kuretake, also available at Make The Day Special.

The stamp is the Unity Itty Bitty Merry And Bright Set and I’ve doodled over it with some ZIG Memory System Millenium pens.

Hope you have a Merry and Bright day!



Experimenting With…Paper Texture Stamping

What to do when your mojo has hit rock bottom? Experiment of course! Yep, I am having one of those days again and I need a bit of a creative breather, where I am still working but not having to come up with a finished make.

So I thought I would try out some different stamping textures by stamping with the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Pens, from Kuretake and also available from Make The Day Special, on different papers in my stash.

The stamp I’m using is the Merry and Bright Unity Itty Bitty stamps also available from Make The Day Special.

I’ve also been experimenting with my photos again in Photoshop. Bit like the Hipstamatic pictures that were all the rage a year or so ago when everyone started downloading the iPhone app don’t you think?

Well that’s it from Kim Labs for today.

Hope you are having a good creative Tuesday.



No Sunday Round-up

Hey up all, how is your Sunday hopping going? I’m not doing a Sunday Round-Up today but if you are looking for one then Lou has one for you.

My Sunday post today is a guest DT make for this week’s PanPastel UK Challenge. Don’t forget the special offer on PanPastels:

Use the code PanPastel10 at to get 10% off all the PanPastel and Sofft Tool products. If you want to learn more about PanPastels then pop to my review post, or scroll down.

The PanPastel UK challenge this week is – Fireworks/Explosions

I did the background with PanPastels – the Sofft tools and Permanent Red, Bright Yellow Green and Magenta. A touch of a music stamp and the star burst stamps from the Unity Adventures in Happiness kit.

Oh and if you are interested the PanPastel UK Challenge blog is on the lookout for some new talent to join their DT.

 Hope you are having a great Sunday.



All The Joy Of Christmas

Thought I would play with some alcohol inkiness for today’s Make The Day Special DT project.

The stamp is the Unity Itty Bitty Silhouette song bird. I love the Itty Bittys, they are such a buy Propecia 5 mg online good price and as they are foam mounted rubber they are so very versatile too.

I used a combination of ZIG Kurecolor Twin Blood Red colour from the ‘Dull’ kit and the May Green ZIG Kuracolor Ink and layered it on card covered with the Painty Twin Gold.

Have a fabulously creative Tuesday.



Your Ticket To Glitter

Last Tuesday I showed you ‘Your Ticket To Jingle’ for today’s make I’ve been making more Christmas notelet cards with the Itty Bitty ticket to jingle stamp from Unity available form Make The Day Special.

This time I’ve broken out the glitter.

I’ve used ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens, from Kuretake which are also available from Make The Day Special, to stamp with and added a border of glitter with the ZIG 2 Way Glue pen on the ticket.

Right, I’ve got to go and clean up all the glitter!

Have a glittery day.



Your 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 like this little Clean and Simple Christmas Card.

Yep – more CAS from me, I can’t resist!

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

Have a jingly day.