Monday, May 22, 2017

Forever Grateful

Happy Monday peeps.

I am up with a simple card, which I made a while ago.
I had used the wild hibiscus set from Altenew and stamped the flowers in distress ink - worn lipstick and used Pink Marsgraphic marker from Staedtler to add color. The leaves are stamped inn SU wild wasabi.
The sentiment is heat embossed using a silver EP on black strip, and I edges the panel with a checkered green chipboard strip.
Added a splatters of the distress ink, and a few sequins from Pretty Posh to finish off. I also added a chipboard strip at the very bottom

Linking this with:
Double D challenges

AAA Cards

Addicted to CAS

Curtain Call

Altenew May Challenge

Simon Wednesday Challenge
A bit of sparkle

Mod Squad challenge
Floral framed sentiment

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Uniko Challenge #41

Hey all, its time for a new challenge at Uniko today.
The challenge is Masculine with an optional twist of Father's day.

I chose a blue textured card base and white front for it, the balloons are stamped in SU inks, and used a grey ink to stamp the strings, the sentiment is also stamped in SU ink
 Rounded the corner and added some starts to finish off the card, a very simple card today.

 Do visit the blog to see more from our DT and Guest Designer, there is plenty of inspiration!

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Circle Shaker Card

Happy Friday peeps.

This card was sitting on my mind for the last few days.
I finally made it yesterday! I die cut the circle card using WeRMemory keepers nestled circle dies, I sponged the base using the yellow and orange shades of distress inks. I then added a house die cut from Paper Smooches in black on the base.
I stamped the sentiment on acetate using a black Archival ink from Rangers, it is from Paper Smooches - Summer Lovin' set.
I then added the left out small bits of windows from the house die cuts in black and some white sequins to create the shaker.

Linking this with:
CAS on Sunday
A circle CAS shaker card here
Shaker cards

I am joining in with the warmth of the orange sky

Dies R Us Challenge
A circle shaped card here
Shaped cards

HLS May Anything Goes
Used dies to create the shaker

TIMEOUT Challenge
 I am inspired by the circle shaped BG with the inking here. Hannelie's card was the starting point for this card.

Simon Monday Challenge
A home inspired card
Home Sweet Home

Simon Wednesday Challenge
Added some sequins to add the sparkle
A bit of Sparkle

Addicted to stamps and More
A shaped card with distress inks

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brand new Challenge at Calling all Sistahs - #1

Hi blogger friends, I announced a few days back about this challenge when I was revealing my design team at the Calling all Sistahs by CASual Friday Stamps.

We will be providing picture inspirations with color chips.
Players can use the color chips or draw inspiration from the photo, or both to create an encouragement card with no product and no genre restrictions. It could be for someone who was just diagnosed, going through treatment, recovering from any sort of illness or surgery, going through a rough time in a relationship or job, or experiencing a crossroads in life. There are a bazillion reasons that we might need to make an encouragement card to let someone know we are thinking of them, and that will be the main focus of this new challenge.

Prize :  You are playing for $25 to the CASual Friday Stamps store, if you use CFS products then the prize will be doubled.
 Isn't it a lovely inspiration?

I made a simple one layer card,I used the sets : Truth is and pretty posies for this.
Stamped the flower in a navy shade and colored using zig clean color marker. Then used the Stencil from Winnie&walter to ink in a light blue shade distress ink - tumbled glass.
A blue chipboard strip and a few jewels to finish off.

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Here comes the Sun

Hey all, its Thursday already, the week is flying. I am also on a countdown to the no.of school days left. Actually counting the no.of days I need to send lunch. We have a month and half more to go to finish this academic year.
Another great relief is that my daughter's cast can be off next week onwards, she can walk freely around the house without the cast, but will need to wear when she has a lot of walking to do outside the home. The doctor has told she can do that 23rd onwards, and her birthday is on the 25th, so I am happy for here, and she can start the physiotherapy next week on. So we will be even more busy with that.

Ok, to my card now. You might have seen on  my Instagram the watercoloring practice I posted yesterday, I used one of the flowers from that.
I fussy cut the magnolia stamp, an used a textured green base and a white front for the card. I use Hero Arts Neon Sunshine ink on Memory box shine stencil to ink up a bit. Added the flowers to the side, and stamped the  sentiment from the same set. Both the flower and sentiment are from Inspired By Stamping - Magnolia set.
A few jewels to finish off, and rounded one corner.

Linking this with:
Joining with the warmth of the sunrays

Double D Challenges
A CAS floral entry here

HLS May Water Challenge
A water colored flower card

Addicted to stamps and more
 Colored the flowers and stenciled the panel

CAS May Watercolour challenge
 Water colored the flowers

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calling all Sistahs Reminder

Hey all, its the 17th and we are up with the reminder post at the new blog Calling All Sistahs by CASual Fridays Stamps.
Remember to check yourself against breast cancer, its more important than you might think it is.

I have used the CAS(Calling all sistahs) line of stamps from CASual Fridays to make this card.
I used the pink in from Altenew to stamp the hope ribbon and did partial fussy cutting at the bottom. The base is sponged using a horizontal mask with distress ink hickory smoke. I split up the one line sentiment in parts to add to my card. I didn't cut the stamp, but just stamped the parts I wanted to stamp on that particular line.
Finished off with Pretty Posh Sequins exclusively designed for CAS, its a limited edition item.

Linking this with:

Addicted to CAS

Addicted to stamps and More

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Revealing a secret today........

Hey all I have been holding in this secret for quite sometime now, and finally I can let it out in the open 😂 .
I am joining the Encouragement Squad at Casual Friday. When Michele extended the invitation a few weeks back, of course I said YES immediately!!! Click HERE to get to the new challenge blog.
As you all know that I had been participating in the Calling all sistah blog hop regularly, I just liked the cause of the hop, and wanted to be part of it, and I was planning not to miss a single month this year, and then thing opportunity came along, so it all had worked well.
  The format has changed a bit, and got more fun. On the 17th we will still have the reminder post to check yourself against breast cancer, and on 18th every month, the new addition is the Encouragement challenge! here you can play with any type of uplifting or encouragement cards.

Today is my introducing post, and I have a card using the CASual Friday stamps.
I have used the flowers from the Pretty Posies and sentiment from Floating set here.

I used all white front and base. I stamped the flowers on a regular white card, and used zig clean color brush to add color, and blended using a water brush. Then I used the scaNcut to fussy cut the flowers and leaves.
I used Hero Arts Neon sunshine ink to stencil the bubbles in the BG on the front, followed by the sentiment. Then I arranged the flowers using foam adhesive, the leaves are added using tape, no dimension. To finish off, I added a chipboard strip at the base, and added a flower as well, and as usual a few Rhine stones.

Linking this card with:

Aud Sentiments Challenge
Flowers with a sentiment

The Flower Challenge
 I a joining in with Maria's card here, inspired by the bouquet and flowers

Sovushka Slavia

Addicted to CAS

Addicted to stamps and more


Mod Squad Challenge

Lets color

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Video - Uniko Pure florals - Lily

Hey all I am up on Uniko with a video today to show the coloring of the recent release  Pure Florals - Lily. Hop on to Uniko to see the video, or you can see on my YouTube channel.
You do want to see the video, I made some mistakes and you will see how clumsy I can get at times  😂

Linking this with:

Seize the birthday

Take it Make it

Anything Goes with Stamping

Addicted to Stamps and More

Addicted to CAS

CAS Watercolor challenge

Mod Squad challenge


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