Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hello everybody,

Welcome to another challenge from Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.
 I am guest designing for the challenges this month.


Today challenge is to make Clean and Simple cards. One Layer cards are optional.

We designers have used Hero Arts products to make our CAS/one layer cards. You don't have to use Hero Arts product. any CAS/one layer card is perfect to enter the challenge.
Here is mine.

SSS Hero Arts Card

For my card I have used the Diamond Cling background stamp from Hero Arts/Studio Calico. I simply inked them with distress inks then sprayed with water and stamped on a white cardstock. Trimmed the panel, matted with black card stock and adhered to the card front using foam adhesives. For the sentiment I have used Many Birthday Messages from Hero Art stamp set to stamped on a cardstock, trimmed and adhered over bunched up thread to the card front. Finally used some black sequins to accent. Clean and simple and can be mass produced if needed. Love the rainbow of colours on the background.

Well, I also made a one layer card. CAS/one layer is my style of card making. So I got carried away making cards for this challenge.

SSS Hero Arts One layer card

For this card I die cut a long rectangle from masking sheet and adhered on the card front on the bottom right side. I then inked the Large Flower Background Stamp from Hero Arts with gold Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink from Tsukineko and stamped on the card front. I love the gold ink on this outline background stamp. Very elegant! I then removed the mask and stamped the sentiment from Many Birthday Messages Stamp Set from Hero Arts. I also love the gold and silver together. So instead of using coloured sequins to accent my card, I used silver heart shaped sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  This card can also be mass produced using different background stamps and coloured inks for various occasions.



One lucky winner will receive $50 gift voucher to buy goodies from Simon Says Stamp Store. Check out the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for details.



I cannot wait to see what you do with the challenge.

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Check it out! It is awesome :)



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See you again Wednesday.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #73 meets Runaway Inspired Challenge


Welcome to a collaborative challenge between CAS(E) this Sketch and Runaway Inspired Challenge


So we have an inspirational photo as well as the sketch. How cool is that? This collaborative challenge takes away 90% of the planning time in making a card, Right? It was so easy to choose the stamp sets and colours then make my card. Here is my card for the challenges.

Congratulations card

I have used the background stamp from Hero Arts to stamp on white cardstock. I then die cut this stamp background using large scalloped oval from Frame It Oval dies from Stampin' up!. Trimmed the oval die cut into half vertically and adhered on the black panel. I have used Gold Colour Shine from Heidi Swapp to spatter some gold ink. I love how the spatter retained its shape. The flower and leaf images are from Avery Elle stamp set called Petals and Stems. I stamped and also coloured using copics to add some shading. The stamped images are then cut out and layered into a cluster to adhere as in the sketch. The sentiment is simply stamped in a strip of white cardstock and trimmed to adhere on the panel. The completed black panel is adhere on to the card base.

Check out both CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog as well as Runaway Inspired Challenge Blog for design team inspiration. You are in for an eye candy to get inspired. This week's challenge runs for two weeks. So you have plenty of time to get creative. Cannot wait to see what you do.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Hello and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


I am guest designing this month for the challenge Yay!


This week's challenge is about Animal Antics. I have used Stampendous stamp set on my card.

SSS Stampedeous stamps

I stamped and watercoloured the pig image from Stampendous On the Farm Stamp Set. I then cut the image out. For the background I diecut Sunshine die from Simon Says Stamp from a white panel. Adhered adhesive sheet on the back of the die cut. I then added gold and orange glitters to the sunburst and blended them. Love the sparkle fro the glitter. I then adhere the pig image using foam adhesive. For the sentiment I die cut the Talk Bubble die from Simon Says Stamp and stamped the sentiment. I also die cut a cloud from Where the Heart is dies also from Simon Says Stamp which I layered behind the Talk Bubble die. The completed panel is mounted on the card front.  Love the result. Hope you do too.

Come along and play the challenge at Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Click Simon below to visit the blog and see design team inspiration and details on the challenge.

Of course, once lucky winner will receive $50 gift voucher to buy goodies from Simon Says Stamp Store.

Thanks for stopping by!


See you next Wednesday once again.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Confetti Crush - Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge



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We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!


Jen from Reverse Confetti was kind enough to provide us (design team) with a discount voucher to the shop. Thank you so much, Jen! 


Reverse Confetti card

I am inspired by the colours on the inspirational picture. So I water coloured the background using those colours. I then stamped the sentiment on it when dry. I love a bold sentiment. I then stamped the leaves diagonally across to frame the sentiment. I die cut the flowers from scrap piece of water coloured paper and layered it. Finally accented with sequins. I then used the Wink of Stella shimmer pen and brushed the "COLOR"  as well as the leaves. This panel is layered over pattern paper from Pink Paislee which is then adhered to the card front. Love the result.

The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #72 Challenge


Hey everybody,
Welcome back to my blog.
 I have a brand new sketch for you today from CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog
This cool sketch is designed by Julie Day



This is my card using Julie's sketch.

Be unique card

I wanted to do something outside the box. I think I did achieve it. The spectacles are from Impression Obsession. I die cut one of them in golf foil and rest in same colour. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn from Clear to See stamp set. Just love how it turned out especially the background pattern paper from Studio Calico and addition of the gold strip on the bottom. Hope you like it too.

Come and play along CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog for more design team inspiration and linky to link your take on the sketch.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Hello and welcome to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


I am guest designing this month for the challenge Yay!


Since we are close to Easter, our challenge this week is create an Easter/Spring card

I have used some Basic Grey products to make my card for the challenge.
Here is my card.

SSS Basic Grey card

I decided to make a spring card using Basic Grey Fresh Cuts pattern paper for the background and Fresh Cuts Wood Veneers embellishments. One the wood veneer embellishments, I decided I wanted some glitter. So I added double sided tape on the clouds and added gold glitter. I did the same on the butterfly body and used pink glitter. Love the bright, colourful and cheerful spring card. The sentiment is using Basic Grey alpha stickers. I also added a strip of floral pattern paper on the inside of the card and "Spring" using alpha stickers

SSS Basic Grey card inside

Come along and play the challenge at Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Click Simon below to visit the blog and see design team inspiration and details on the challenge.


Of course, once lucky winner will receive $50 gift voucher to buy goodies from Simon Says Stamp Store.




Thanks for stopping by!
See you next Wednesday once again.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Shades of LOVE!

Hey everybody,

 I was trying to catch up on DT cards for challenges next week, but then got distracted browsing challenges. I ended up making a card for CASE Study Challenge #185 :)


This is Jaclyn Miller's muse card for this challenge. And here is my take on the challenge.

#1 Shades of Love

I love the vase on the Jaclyn's card. But I didn't wanted to stamp vases on my card too. So instead I found these candy jars stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop called Jar of Sweets. I think this set is retired but I love these candy jars. I used masking technique and stamped the jars. Then coloured them using copics. I then stamped the sentiment on the layered coloured jars. Just to add some interest, I stamped the colour wheel partially diagonally on the panel. I added a tiny heart shaped enamel on the lid of one of the jars. Love the pop of colours from the jars against the white space.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

There is still time....

I played along the challenge with one more card. Here is mine.

Newton Nook Baby card

I decided to do an ombre background with blue and stamped the images from Newton Nook's Winged Wishes stamp set. Coloured them with watercolour too. The onesies and the birdies I stamped on scrap watercolour paper, coloured and cut them out to adhere on the card front. I simply love the background and the  watercoloured elements.Come and play along the challenge with me. Check out Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge Blog for design team inspiration.

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