Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TCC - #54

Hello everyone, we have a new challenge here at The Card Concept. 
We have a beautiful for you to get inspired. You can make any of the styles defines by the designers.

I was inspired by the colors of the picture, I chose Uniko Studio - cosmos and did masking and stamping, and then colored the flowers using water color pens.
The sentiment is also from Uniko but from a different set, I decided to add it on a black strip and used foam adhesive to add it., and a few jewels to finish off.

A close up at the sentiment.

Do stop by the Challenge blog to see more inspiration from our talented DT.

I am linking this card with:

Tuesday Throwdown
A simple entry here
Anything Goes

Simon Wednesday Challenge
 A CAS entry here
Anything Goes

 I am joining in with:
- The CAS look of the card
- The flowers
- Birthday sentiment
- Jewel from the center of the flower

Seize the Birthday
A CAS entry here

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Monochromatic shaker

Good day everyone!
I managed another card yesterday, this was more like an experiment, and it looks decent enough that I decided to post it.
I wanted to make a shaker using Paper Smooches mason jar die. I decided to use a silver card stock for the die cut, and I used the negative here, I trimmed along the jar outline with my scissors, and then added acetate to it to create he shaker part, I used some mixed sequins here for the shaker part, all in red. The jar was then added on the top of the card base.
For the flowers, I started with spraying some distress ink spray on a water color paper and once it was dry, I stamped the flowers from Uniko Studio - cosmos, and simply fussy cut it.
I then added the flowers as if they are falling off the jar, so in a random fashion.
The sentiment is heat embossed in gold and is also from Uniko, I fussy cut it along the word, the other part is inked using a black ink. A few jewels to finish off the card.
I have too many pictures for this card, as I have both gold and silver, and you know it is always tricky to click pictures with these 2 colors.

A peek

 The ink spray, I used fired brick spray here on a scrap of watercolor paper.
 The card from one angle

A close up at the metallics
 Another angle

 A close up at the shaker part.

Linking this with:

Uniko Studio 
A shaker card here with cosmos, and metallics

TIME OUT Challenge
 This is a celebration card with lots of fussy cuts and die cuts as well.

Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

Shopping Our Stash Challenge
My flowers are made using a spray ink

Think Ink

AAA Cards
I have plenty of white space on my card

A shaker for here
Shaker cards

Paper Smooches April Challenge
Another entry here.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Uniko's cosmos one layer card

Hello everyone, It's been a while since I put my foot in my craft room. I am observing that by the end of the month, I kind of struggle with my mojo! I practically pushed myself to create something.
I made a one layer, using Uniko Studio - cosmos, I used the colors from a Challenge to get me started.
I masked the edges of the card, and then stamped the flower in blushing bride from SU and peacock feathers. The sentiment is stamped using vintage photo and a black ink. A few jewels to finish off.

Linking this with:

CAS Colours & Sketches
Used only these colors

CAS(E) this Sketch
Following the sketch pretty much.

Just Us Girls
Used the pink and blue from the picture

Inspired by the little things
I was inspired by the soft flowers.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Water colored and fussy cut

Happy Sunday everyone, the weekend is going bit busy for me as usual. I have to run an errand later, need to go shopping for fabric, as my daughter needs another dress, this time a casual, she will be graduating from her Middle School in May!!! WOW, I find it hard to believe. I had already designed the dress, she loved the dress I designed in December. So doing it again.

Ok this card is waiting for more than a week to be shared.

I printed the Digi images from Aurora wings on water color paper, the I won these last year. Once the coloring was done, I trimmed around the design.   Colored , and added Heidid Swapp's mixed media script stamp for the background in wild wasabi. I added the fron to a textured light green base. The sentiment is from HLS, and added a gold twine, and few sequins and jewels to finish off.

Linking this with:

HLS Mixed Media April Challenge
Another entry with a butterfly here

House of Cards April Challenge
Another entry with the script

Just Add Ink
Another entry here
M = Mixed Media

Seize the Birthday
Anything Goes

STAMPlorations April CAS Challenge
Another entry here.

Sparkle and Shine Challenge
I just realized that I forgot to add my card here, it was part of the inspiration for this card.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Friday, April 22, 2016


 I am here now to announce the Giveaway Winner, for the giveaway I hosted a few days back.

The winner is

        Denise Bryant

Congratulations Denise, please write to me at to claim your prize.
Kindly claim your prize within a week, otherwise I will be doing a redraw.

Thank you.


Mom - Take 2

Hey all, happy Friday. I was working till now, and then the elementary school got cancelled because of heavy rain, very soon after lunch. I was with the grade 6's, and they were pretty fast in calling their parents for pick up. Once all the kids from my class were picked up, since I am a substitute teacher, I can go home, unlike the full time teachers :D

I just got home, my kids are still at school, secondary classes are still on, and they are better off without me, taking their school bus. I have no work so sat down to blog, have a couple of cards, waiting to be shared.

I am sharing a card which I made yesterday afternoon.
I started off with the AlteNew roses , and used the color palette from them. I did masking ans stamping here, and once I was happy with the stamped images, I fussy cut, and then I also die cut a frame using MFT rectangle die. I have added the frame partly, then used peacock feathers and another dark blue shade of distress ink to add splatters. Then added some tissue bits and finally the roses on top.
A few sequins to finish off. The sentiment is from Hero Arts - Sketched letters, and Woodware crafts.

Linking this with:

AlteNew - April Inspiration Challenge: From Places Abroad – Thailand
I am a big fan of the Thailand Palace in Bangkok, it is one of the most picturesque places on earth. I tried to incorporate some gold along with the colors, as for me without gold it is incomplete to take inspiration from the this palace. I enjoyed visiting this palace and have loads of pictures from here.

TIMEOUT Challenge
I have used both fussy cut and die cut, and my card is a mother's day celebration card.
Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

Another entry for the mom here.

Simon Wednesday Challenge
A girlie card for moms.
Make it Girlie

Curtain Call
Another simple entry here.

I just changed heart to a rectangle on the sketch.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6 stamp sets and one CAS card

Hello all, I am with a card, which was made yesterday afternoon. Can you believe that I have used 6 different stamp sets to create this one card. Also, this card has taken me 4 tries, I literally had to trash the earlier 3 , which is not me.

These are the stamps sets I had put to use.

I Started with stamping the umbrella from WPlus9 in black, and then stamped the flowers from PS, in pink and orange shades of ink, the leaves are from ME. The color palette is from Color Throwdown.
The I chose the Dragonflies from Waffle Flower, and my stamping was pretty much done.  
I started with the sentiment now, Firstly I stamped the long sentence from Woodware Crafts, foloowed by MOM using Hero Arts - sketched letters, and lastly Thanks from Waffle Flower.
I finished off with a few pink jewels, and added the front to a textured light green base.
I am glad that the card has come together looking good.

Linking this with:

 Another simple entry here

Another entry here, this time inspired by the umbrella, and flowers.I have used the Thanks and the dragonflies from the lotus set.

Used the colors fro this palette to make this card.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Just one more ;)

I am up with another card, actually this is my third post of the day, well this is how it turned out!

A very simple one layer card here, I had used the HLS - mix mash stamps here, I started off with masking to create a panel to work with, I used SU inks - misty marina and pink pirouette to sponge, and then used the same inks for stamping as well. The sentiment is also from the same set. Didn't add any embellishments, kept the design in focus that's all.

Linking this with:

TIME OUT Challenge
Inspired by the doodled pattern and some of the colors here.

HLS Anything Goes
Used mix mash set here

Curtain Call
Another simple entry here.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Water coloring and mixed media cards

Happy Wednesday everyone, I have been crafty of lately. I wanted to try out some techniques and also I was inspired a few challenges.

I have 2 cards today, I am lazy to write 2 separate blog posts.

The first one up is simple mixed media card.
I used the cloud dies from Lawn Fawn here, and sponged a sun and sun rays using Hero Arts Sunshine Neon ink, and added wink of stella for the shine.
I also added a black velvet butterfly die cut, and the arrow and sentiment is from STAMplorations.

 Linking this with:

HLS April Mixed Media Challenge
A butterfly silhouette here

The Mixed Media Card Challenge
no optional element , just with the theme.

Simon Monday Challenge
A butterfly silhouette here

Butterfly Beauty

Creative with Stamps
Another entry, this time with a butterfly silhouette

CAS Mix Up Challenge
Joining in with Stamping + Stenciling + die cuts

The second card is water colored, I had used a mixed media paper, and stamped the lotus from Waffle Flower using worn Lipstick and Wild Honey DI, and used then ran my water brush , picking inka nd spread around.
I used a black textured base, and framed the roses using a frame, die cut using MFT dies. A few sequins to finish off.

Linking this with:

Less is More
Same stamp used 3 times.
THEME one ... we'd like you to use 3 STAMPS
This could be 3 individual stamps or the same 3 stamps used multiple times.

Waffle Flower April Challenge
I have only the lotus, set so joining in again, inspired by the colors.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!