Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winnie & Walter Tour of Stars - August new release!

Winnie and Walter are releasing three new stamp sets today. They are bigger sets. They are called A Tree for all Seasons, Moonlight and This Awesome House.

They are available for purchase now from Winnie & Walter shop.I am sure you are going to enjoy the new sets because they are fantastic.

First up, I have a card I made using This Awesome House stamp set and A Tree for all Seasons.

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I absolutely love the house on the This Awesome House stamp set and all the cute accessories that can be used to build you own scenery. I have used watercolour paper to heat emboss my house, potted plants and banner, colour them and cut them out. I then created a soft sky by colour washing on a watercolour paper, stamped the fence and stamped and watercoloured the large sun on the background. I then layered the house, potted plants and banner with sentiment stamped on it. Here is another shot of the card.

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My second card here uses A Tree for all Seasons.

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The centre leaves circle is white heat embossed and water coloured with fall colours. I then stamped the leaves using fall colours by inking with distress inks and misting with water. Once dry I cut them out. Stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. I have layered the sentiment strip going through the middle of the heat embossed stamped image. Then scattered the leaves. Finally used Pretty Pink Posh's Marigold, Mossy Green and Espresso sequins. I have also added some rhinestone to the middle of the sequins for some bling.

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Hope you enjoyed my projects using the new stamp sets from Winnie & Walter.

Check out Winnie and Walter Blog for more inspiration from Shay, Julie, guest designers and design teams. There are prizes to giveaway. Make sure to leave a comment  between August 29, 2014 at
8:00 p.m. CST until August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winner will be randomly picked from any of the blogs 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Share the love week featuring Simon Says Stamp - Day #5

Today is the last day of Winnie & Walter's Share the LOVE week featuring Simon Says Stamp. Hope you are enjoying the collaborative work between the two companies as much as I am :)

Today we have a sketch theme. Here is the sketch for you :)

If you are following my work, especially my Winnie & Walter projects, you will remember the inspiration for this sketch. ;) Ok here is my card I made for Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and Blessings stamp set release recently.

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Here is my new take on the sketch.

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This time, I picked my colour inspiration from one of my paper pads. It has black, grey, two shades of yellow and green. The flowers and leaves stamps are from Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You stamp set and Winnie & Walter's The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mum stamp set. I have stamped and layered the flowers and leaves in shades of greys, greens and yellows. I really love this colour combinations. All the inks were from Simon Says Stamp as well.

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I then stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed. The back contrasts the subtle colours on the background. I thought a few Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh is essential to the panel. I have then layered the panel with pattern paper on the background before I have taped the layers on the card front. Here is a close up!

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Now if you like to see more cards using the sketch from the DTs, head over to Winnie & Walter blog. Make sure you leave comments on everybody's blog. There is a $25 gift certificate prize from Simon Says Stamp. Yay!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #90 challenge and a farewell!

This is my third post for today. Here is my Random card post and Winnie & Walter post.

I have a new sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog for you today.
This fab sketch is by Chrissy Larson.

And this is how I interpreted it.

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 I sat down to make the card this morning. And I had planned something geometric with some inlayed diecut. But I found, Jennifer McGurie's video today using Peerless watercolour on her blog. So I watched the video and got inspired to try the technique. I am a bit restless today and so I was not up to colouring a smaller image. Hence I choose  these large Gerbera flowers and leaves from Uniko Studio's Pure Floral Gerbera stamp set.I have white heat embossed them on watercolour paper from Tim Holtz. Then broke open my Peerless water colour and coloured the flowers and leaves. I am intrigued by Jennifer's use of Perfect Pearl water. I remembered I had one such pot hiding somewhere in my drawer. I found it and used it on my watercoloured flowers and leaves. Just love the shimmer it gives. Subtle and pretty. Thanks for the video, Jennifer. I love your work and your videos always and forever :) Here is a close up!

Happy Birthday card closeup!

 For the background, I have used a wooden plank pattern paper from My Mind's Eye. I mounted the watecoloured panel as per the sketch. I love the contrast the yellow and green against the woodgrain plant background. I wanted a sentiment which is not too big but subtle. So the nearest I could reach for was from MFT's Typewriter stamp set lol! Finally few of the gorgeous Lemon Drop and Mossy Green sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!
Happy birthday Gebera card

Now to the sad part - saying goodbye! I am finishing my term with CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog as designer. I have been with them since the start of the challenge blog. I love CAS sketches and throughly enjoyed working with Christine and team. Fabulous group of people. Thank you so much for having me, girls :) Now I think there are plenty of designers out there who are talented and worthy of being the designer on the team. So you will see a newbie fab designer on the team from next month. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Share the love week featuring Simon Says Stamp - Day #4

This is my second post for today. Here is my first post.

Welcome back once again to Winnie & Walter's Share the Love week featuring Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you are enjoying the love week so far. I love the collaborating work. This is so much fun combining products. I think it produces some good outcome.

Today's theme is One-Layer cards. This is so dear to me. Although I like to add a panel to my card base, I love one layer card especially with a technique or two used in it. Here is my one layer card.

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I have used the balloons from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons stamp set and Memento Luxe inks Bahama Blue, Gray Flannel and Dandelion to stamp. Along with the balloon, I have used the Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set from Winnie & Walter to fill the space and confetti colour to the card.

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Layered stamping is one of my favourite technique. With Memento Luxe pigment ink, the ink sits on top of the card stock and gives a bit of dimension. Just beautiful.

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Towards the bottom of the card, I have Silver heat embossed the sentiment Congrats from The Big, the Bold and You stamp set from Winnie & Walter. I think the sentiment is perfect with the balloons and confetti celebrating an achievement.

Congrats closeup

Now if you like to see more One-Layer cards, head over to Winnie & Walter blog. Make sure you leave comments on everybody's blog. There is a $30 gift certificate prize from Winnie & Walter. Yay!

I have one more post to share. So stay tuned!

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Happy Birthday, a random card

Today I decided to finish a few cards and catch up again on DT projects. I did some planning last night. So after dropping children at school and hubby to work, I made my self a cuppa and ventured into my craft room. Well, all that planning went out of the window :( I made two cards and a tag after spending the entiring morning! One card and the tag are DT projects. One card was totally random. I don't know why I made it but I did. So I thought I will share with you and maybe if  there is any Anything Goes challenge, I will enter it in. This is my random card.

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This card is not even my style of card and I did got to elaborate level to make this. lol! I started with mixing Bahama Blue Memento Luxe Ink and Tsukineko Gold Delicata ink and stamped the clock space. I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Then used MFT's Abstract Art and Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set to stamp blue spatter using Audrey Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp. The Palm leaves is  die cut using Hero Arts die using gold foil paper. The flower is from Prima Marketing. The Happy die cut is from Simon Says Stamp and Birthdya from MFT Typerwriter stamp set. Of course the gorgeous Sparkly sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Here is another shot of the card.

Happy Birthday card flat

I like this card because this was my style when I made scrapbook pages. No, no, I am not going to restart scrapbooking but I trying to sort out my supplies for selling. Just asking my Australian and New Zealand friends, if they are interested if I make a box of goodies like stamp sets, papers, inks, embellishments and other stuff to sell. Let me know.

Thanks for stopping. I have two more post today. So see you later :)

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