Sunday 26 January 2014

Happy Wreaths

I'm sure some of you know already, but I've never officially announced it here on my lil old blog, but 2014 is the start of a whole new adventure for me as I bought my very own stamp shop as I am the new owner of Make the Day Special Stamp Store!

We specialise in importing all the top stamp and craft brands from the USA that can often be hard to get hold of over here so if you're a fan of Avery Elle, CASual Fridays, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Newton's Nook, Papersmooches and WPlus9 then do check us out :-D

OK, advert over, time for some crafting and I've been playing with a couple of new WPlus9 sets.  Firstly I have an entry for the lovely sketch at this week's Less is More Challenge

I used a couple of markers to ink up the wreath in the Valentine's Wishes set and stamped it onto white card cut with the matching die.  I have to admit, I found this stamp a bit annoying as I have symmetry OCD so I didn't like the gap on the right where you are supposed to stamp a flower but it's easy to solve as I just hand drew a couple of leaves to join it all together ;-)   The sentiment is from the same set and I added it to the centre with a couple of extra flowers to decorate it and I added glitter to all the flowers too.  I stamped the extra sentiment which pairs with the main one onto a strip of card in the same colour as the flowers.  This is meant to go in one of the ribbons in the set but I quite liked it stand alone.

Whilst I was in the mood for wreaths, I had a play with Fresh Cut Wreaths, also from WPlus9 - these are cool as the flowers and leaves are separate but it's just a 2 stage stamp so quick and easy.  There are lots of little flowers you can add too so you can get different looks and it all matches my favourite Fresh Cut Florals set so the permutations are endless!  I stamped them onto watercolour card and did some distressing on the edges - same on the mottled DP and finished with some pretty sheer pink ribbon.

Happy Sunday!


  1. These are both great Tara, but I especially love the LIM one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. I meant to add how excited I am by your new venture and wish you all the very best of luck for its future success!
    Chrissie xx

  3. Two super cards Tara, love them both.I really like that you`ve made `fussy` stamps into CaS cards. That IS a compliment btw. lol
    Lynne xxx

  4. What a gorgeous pair of cards, lovely sentiment.
    Thanks so much for your fab entry for LIM

    And good luck with your new venture, will be popping by soon, love Flourishes stamps

    GD LIM

  5. Lovely cards Tara and again, you really are rocking those beautiful spring colours! Wishing you loads of fun and success with your new adventure! Vicky x


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