A Little Teddy With A Big Punch!

My title is a bit of a play on words today. It isn’t a teddy that punches, its a teddy punch! One of the Kuratake Kurepunch range to be precise!

Ok so I’m not so good with the word play!

But how about this for a congratulations card or a new baby card?

He is the Kurepunch Small – Baby Bear and he is ever so cute, even has a little bow tie!


So this is how grey mad I am at the moment (see yesterday’s post for more grey madness) – the faux border stitching was done with a ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pen in none other than grey of course! You can get the pens over at Make The Day Special.

Catch you later amphibious reptiles (Alligator…! Catch you later Alligator – in a while Crocodile! What? You don’t say that? Common phrase in our household)



Playing With Grey

A bunch of flowers for you all today and this is my DT make for Make The Day Special. The flowers are from the Flourishes range of beautiful stamps these ones are the Zinnia Kit. 

I’ve fallen in love with colouring with greys, you can get all sorts of effects with greys, they are so useful. I used a bit of watercolouring with the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Pens to colour
this make.

The pop of yellow really jumps at you doesn’t it?

The lovely sentiment is also from the Flourishes Zinnia kit.

Hope you have a day touched with kindness.



Oooo, Yummy Stamps…

Confession time! I haven’t had a chance to make my DT project this week for Make The Day Special so I thought I would pop in to show you some of the yummy stamps available over in the Make The Day Special shop instead!

I know! So evil putting more stamps on your wish list! 

So have you seen these fabby Halloween stamps from Lawn Fawn?

So cute and I love the faces on the ghosts!

What about these make your own Snowmen stamps also from Lawn Fawn! Cool!

Now I have a bit of a thing for maps so the Travel Notes stamp set from Unity / Simple Stories is perfect!

I could go on for ages but I think I will show one more before I go!

This one is from Flourishes and is called Sweet Days Of Summer and is very on trend with the Silhouettes! So sweet!

Have you got any favourites over at Make The Day Special?

What is on your wish list?
If you are anything like me your wish list is probably a mile long at least!

Well have fun wish listing!



Buzz Buzz Buzz

Buzzy Buzzy Buzz, the last sounds of Summer buzzing on by, well actually there are no sounds of Summer as the wind and rain pelts against my window! Well let us just pretend that it is still Summer shall we?

I have my Summery DT make for Make The Day Special this week. I’ve used one of the new stamp sets from Paper Smooches, have you seen them yet? Very cute, this set is called ‘Giddy Bugs’.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the kit, and coloured the image with ZIG Art and Graphic Twin pens from Kuretake which you can get from Make The Day Special. There is a little touch of glitter on the wings. 

Right well I need to buzz off now. 

Hope you all have a good Tuesday.



Go With Your Heart

Hope you all had a good long weekend, did lots of fun relaxing and art making. I have my Make The Day Special project for this week and I went with a grungy, shabby chic tag using the Unity Itty Bitty and Authentique Co-branded stamp Go With Your Heart.

Such a pretty stamp. I’ve used the ZIG Black Sparkle Embossing Powder to emboss the stamp on top of an acetate panel treated with Eco-Green acrylic paint and ZIG Alcohol Inks which are also known as their Kurecolor Refill Inks.

The papers are from the Prima 6x6inch Printery paper pack (which I am totally in love with!) and then added some pearls to finish the piece.

Have you checked out some of the new stamps in the Make The Day Special shop? Here are some of them:


Simply Betty

Paper Smooches

PICTURES OF THESE STAMPS HAVE BEEN REMOVED – people have been pinning these pictures into their ‘Digital-stamps and Printable’ boards on Pinterest BUT THEY ARE NOT digi-stamps they are copyright protected images.

Please respect people’s copyright – not respecting copyright is stealing.

Which are your favourites?

Have a great day.



Home Is Where…

Hello folks, how are you all doing today? I’m watching the rain on the window and happy to be at home today 🙂

Perfect day for a Home is Where the Heart is card 🙂 This stamp is one of the co-branded Itty Bitty stamps from Unity.

I’ve used the ZIG Art And Graphic Twin Pens from Kuretake to stamp the image and you can now get these pens over at Make The Day Special! Wahoo!

Hope it is sunny where you are.



Cruising Through Life

I thought I would try something a little different today for my Make The Day Special make. I’ve stamped out and coloured the Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life bicycle stamp directly onto some designer paper.

If you look very closely you can see that the Basic Grey paper I’ve used has little bicycles on it – I thought that was perfect for the stamp!

I really like the sentiment that comes with this kit.

Have you tried stamping and colouring stamped images onto designer paper? What do you think, do you like the effect?

Have a fun and creative Tuesday.




My goodness I am finding this a very hard post to write. Some of you will know that I am a Londoner through and through and some of you will have been following the riots and looting that have been occurring across my city, that I love, and is even spreading through other major cities in England. I am just gutted, I don’t understand how people can be so disconnected to the society that they live in that they feel they can do this to themselves and others just so that they can take their fill of pointless merchandise. What a piece of art the human is.

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This is not a political blog, it is a blog about art and craft and making things so I shall show today’s make in a hope of lightening hearts and to carry on.

It is Tuesday so it is my Make The Day Special DT make. I’ve used stamps from the Unity Bold Insight and the sentiment is from Unity Adventures In Happiness.

The background has been coloured with ZIG Kurecolor Refill Ink from Kuretake.

Hope you have a day full of Friendship.


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Stamping With ZIG Fabricolor Twin Pens

Thought I would play with some fabric for this week’s Make The Day Special make. I’ve been meaning to try out the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pens so I’ve used them to colour and stamp on some calico to make this little flower ATC.

I’ve used stamps from the Unity Adventures in Happiness Store kit

If you are interested here is a quick step by step for this project, so time to grab that coffee!

You Will Need:
Stamps: Unity Adventures in Happiness Store kit
Colouring: ZIG Fabricolor Twin pens
Substrate: Card (thin); Calico
Usual Suspects: Bondaweb; Scissors
Equipment: Heat Tool; Iron; Sewing Machine
Other: Craft mat (or stick free surface); Threads; Baking paper; Spray bottle of water; ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20

Prepare The ATC

Cut the thin card to ATC size (2.5 by 3.5 inches) and iron on some Bondaweb to fit the ATC. Don’t forget to use your baking paper to protect your iron from the Bondweb!

Rip the Calico to fit the front of the ATC and iron into the Bondweb side of the card.

Colour The ATC

I used the ‘Scribble’ Technique to colour the ATC, so scribble the brush end of the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pen onto your stick free surface and spritz with water then use the fabric side of the ATC to pick up the droplets of colour. Dry with a heat tool if you are as impatient as me! Repeat this until you achieve a look you are happy with.

Stamp The Image

Again using the brush end of the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pen to colour the Unity Adventures in Happiness Store kit stamp and spray with a fine mist of water before stamping. I wanted the sentiment to be merged into the background so I stamped on a spare piece of paper first before my ATC.

The beauty of the pens is that you can put different colours precisely where you want them on the stamp and I stamped the flowers using different colours.

Add Defining Touches

I then used the bullet tip end of the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pen to define some of the areas of the image and added shading by ‘pulling’ the colour across with a ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20.

When I was happy with the look a gave it a final pass over with the iron (again using the baking sheet to protect the iron) to dry and fix the colour.

Add Some Stitching

I got my baby out (aka Sewing Machine) to add some machine stitching and ‘Voila’ one fabric ATC coloured and stamped.

There is just something about the texture of colour on calico that I just love!

Happy Creating!

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