Friday, January 23, 2015

CAS happy birthday

Good morning! I have a simple CAS birthday card for you today.

The stamp set is from Stampendous 'Garden Box Set'. It s is one that I haven't used often before and I like the simplicity of this card.
I used Versafine Onyx black to stamp the image and Camel watercolours to colour the images. I then added self adhesive rhinestones to add some interest.

I am posting this card on the pre-class gallery over at Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 4

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Taheerah's new challenge!

I am so excited to play Taheerah's 'Cure for the Monday blues #40' challenge on her blog!

Here is the inspiration image…

And here is my take…

I had made this card way back in June for my daughters birthday, but remade it now using fun foam for the shaker.
Thanks to the foam, I love the way there are individual shakers within the words! so much fun!
the stamp and die are the 'Phraseplay' set from Paper trey Ink and the sequins are from the local bazaar!
Inks are from Memento.

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

W&W One challenge with Shay

I am also playing the Winnie and Walter !st birthday bash One challenge with Shay today.

The challenge is to use One of anything, so  I have used One sheet of patterned paper from Winnie and Walter free Christmas bundle and one stamp set from Papertrey ink.
The butterfly die is from Spellbinders  and the speech bubble die is from Paper Smooches.

I just love the way it has turned out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your evening!

Playing a challenge at Winnie &Walter!

Hey everyone! 
Today I am playing a challenge at Winnie&Walter! This is a first for me as I hadn't heard of this brand till I came across some blogposts.

They have many challenges going on, and the one I am playing is the colour combo challenge with Heather.
The colour combo was white,aqua/mint,silver/grey and blue.
As Idid not have any Winnie and Walter products, I downloaded their freebie papers and using this gorgeous paper from their Christmas set. 
The cycle is from memory box dies and the sentiment is a woodblock stamp from Momenta.
For the vellum balloons I used my trusted old Carla Craft balloon punch!

Sorry, the image isn't the best…just couldn't get the lighting right with this one!
It looks a lot prettier in real life!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pretty doily

Hey Everyone! Today I have a very simple birthday card!
I used a doily die cut, cut with my die from cottage cuts for my focal image and added a handmade punch craft flower for interest.(made using punch bunch punches)
To add interest to the pink doily, I stamped over it using Brilliance white ink and a texture stamp.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Quick and simple…hope you like it.
Thanks so much for stopping by…
Good night!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Casing an awesome card

Today I have CASEd an awesome card that I came across on Pinterest. Its by Desiree Spenst and you can her awesome work  here.
Here is her card…

And here is my take…

Since I didn't have the sentiment stamp, I used individual alphabet stamps from the HeroArts 'small variety alphabet' stamp set and the 'fanciful swirl alphabet' stamp set, to create the sentiment.
The shoes are from a very old stamp set…don't have a name, sorry!
The die cut letters are cut using the Cuttlebug alphabet dies.

I made this for a friend to gift to parents of twins…I hope they liked it!
It is very tongue in cheek and cheerful!

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great day!

Using one stamp two ways

Hi all!
Today I made two cards…using the same stamp.

For the first card I prepared a water colour background and then stamped the flowers and the sentiment. really simple…really fast!

For the second card I stamped the flowers on white card stock, water coloured them and then cut out the flower partially so that it could hang off the edge.
I then created a panel using Tim Holtz's woodgrain layering stencil and white ink. I just love the look of that panel.I added a sentiment and put the card together using 3D  foam tape.

The sentiments are from Fiskars and the flower stamp is from Stampendous.
Inks are from Versafine and Brilliance.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a good night!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Candy jar Shaker!

The shaker card fever is still on as you can see!!
Ever since I bought this candy jar die from memory box, I have been visualising this card!
I die cut some fun foam with the same die and placed it behind the front panel to create the shaker box. 

Just for fun, I punched out tiny circles of coloured vellum with my punch bunch punch and used them in the shaker box. 
I just love the translucent colours…looks just like candy!
The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Recycled wrapping paper flowers

Hi everyone!
I am playing the Paper Players challenge this evening! 
This theme was truly a challenge..I just didn't know where to start!!!

Then, I started clearing up some of the mess in my craft room and almost threw out this gorgeous wrapping paper that a visiting friend had wrapped my daughter's christmas present in!
Suddenly, just like that, it all came together!!!!! Has that ever happened to you???

I chose the medium geranium punch from Punch Bunch and punched out 12 petals, which I then manipulated with my embossing tool. I placed one layer of petals with the gold side up and alternated it with a layer with the red side up. I cut the leaves using my sizzix die. 

The background panel was from my scraps…embossed with the cuttlebug embossing folder.
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft, which I stamped with Versafine Crimson Red and gave a gold border with my gold signo pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Heart shaker card

I can't seem to get enough of making shaker cards!!!
I saw this awesome video by '' yesterday and I just had to try it!!!
It was difficult and I made a lot of mistakes as I went along, but I finally got it!
I just love the result!!

All the instructions are in the video, so I will list the supplies I used…

The heart die is from Sizzix
The stamps are from MFT (Simply fabulous sayings)
                                 PTI  (Phrase play)
                                 Hero Arts (small variety alphabet)
                                 Lawn Fawn (Science of Love)
I used little round beads from my stash in the shaker.

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Mason jar shaker card.

Hey there!
I have decided to play three fun challenges today….they were fun but very challenging for me!!!

I am playing the 'CAS-ual Friday felt and sequins' challenge, the 'retrosketches RS147' challenge and the 'Fusion Card challenge'...where I have been inspired by the pink colours and the mason jar in the photo.

To make this card, I used the Papertrey ink mason jar die to cut out the window for the shaker. Instead of filling it with sequins, I decided to punch out little pink safety pins with a punch I have and put them in. The background stamp is one from a set I bought second hand…so don't know which company it is from. The 'BABY' sentiment is from the same set and I hand wrote the word 'welcome'. 
The stars are felt and cut with my spellbinders nest abilities star die and I added some sequins to finish off the card.

It was hard to step out of my comfort zone to make this card, but I am thrilled with the result!

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a good evening!

Nicest Thoughts

Good morning!
I made this card for a very very dear aunt on her birthday.
I saw Kristina Werner make a similar panel on online card classes, and decided to try it…
I embossed the panel using the Papertrey ink die. Once embossed I coloured the panel using Camel artists water colour cakes.
The awesome sentiment is a woodblock stamp from Hero Arts which I fussy cut and popped up with 3 D tape to finish the card.

I haven't heard back from my aunt yet, but I hope she enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed making it!

Thanks for stopping by…
Have a nice day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

One layer simplicity

Happy Sunday everyone!
I have made a card for the One Layer Simlicity Challenge OLS12 today. 

I have used a stamp set from Stampendous which I have had for ever but never used. I finally managed to make a card with it and I am s happy with the result. 
This challenge calls for the use of opposites and I have decided to go with opposite colours…Red and Green and Black and White.
The images are coloured with Camel artists watercolour cakes.

I am also entering this card for the NBUS (never used before stuff) challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great evening!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year people!
Its my blog anniversary!!!
I can't believe it's been 4 years since I started my blog!
It has been an awesome ride and thanks so very much to all of you wonderful friends who stop by to read my blog posts!

Here's my post for today…also my official post for Craftadda…India's foremost hobby store!

I am linking this card to the Craft Adda Winter Sale-Buy,Create, Share Contest!

A New Year postcard that I made for a few friends…postcards are so much fun to make and so easy to mail! And so easy to make multiples too!

The lights stamp is one of my oldest stamps and is from Rubber Stampede. 
I stamped the image and coloured it with camel watercolours.
For the numbers, I didn't have a number stamp that was bold enough, so I die cut the 2015 using Lawn Fawn's Quinn's 123 die set. Using it as a stencil I applied versa mark embossing ink to the postcard and embossed it with gold embossing powder.
The sentimento are from the Hero Arts 'its your day' stamp set and 'holiday sayings' stamp set. The sparkle is from Papertrey Ink's 'Sparkle and Shine' stamp set.

I was thrilled with the result! A great way to end 2014…they all went in the mail yesterday!

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great night!