Monday, October 12, 2015

Kraft, White and a colour!

Morning everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend or a Mad Monday for those in Australia and New Zealand. Mine is a mad Monday. My son came back from his Italy trip last night. So happy to see him :) He has not stopped talking about his trip. We have thousands of photos to see and more to listen. He has definitely enjoyed the trip. Very happy for him.  School restarts tomorrow. I cannot wait for it. Last two weeks of spring break was chaotic but lovely at home. I now need to fall back into routine and also get some me time to restart crafting. I have lots to catch up.

I am late in sharing this post for the reasons above. But better late than never!
There is a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero Blog.

This is a great challenge. I love kraft and white together and a splash of one colour will make the colour pop.

This is my take on the challenge.

Merry Christmas card

This month  we are also collaborating with Lawn Fawn. I have used the chevron border stamp set from Lawn Fawn to stamp with Lipstick Red SSS ink to get the chevron background. on white cardstock. For the second layer, I used kraft cardstock and white heat embossed the images from Deck the Hall stamp set from Hero Arts. The third layer is vellum on which I red heat embossed the images from Deck the Hall stamp set and  Holiday Petals and Leaves stamp set from Hero Arts. Final layer is the sentiment from Hero Arts Holiday Petals and Leaves stamp set stamped in black on a strip of white card stock. All the layers are adhered using foam adhesives to give dimension. Finally I adhered some red metallic sequins from Pretty Pink Posh on the horns and bow. Here is a closeup of the card.

Merry Christmas card closeup

Check out A Blog Named Hero blog for more design team inspiration.
As always, our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, will award one random entry with a $25 gift voucher.

Come and play along the challenge.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

A Scenic Christmas card!

Hello everyone,

How are you all? It has been a long time since I ventured into my craft room. It is spring break here and hubby took off this week as well. It has been crazy at home. No schedule or routine what so ever. So having that free time even for about an hour is very difficult. I have not even stepped into my craft room. Hoping tomorrow I will break the famine and start to craft some thing.

Anyway, I have a card share today of a card I made last week using the new Penny Black Christmas release stamp sets and dies. I love Penny Black's new Christmas release stamp sets and dies. Most beautiful stamp sets and fantastic dies. You can find all the new releases HERE

Christmas card 2

I started with sponging a white cardstock panel with Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough and Mustard Seed distress inks. I love the colour blend of  these colours. I then die cut this panel using a stitched rectangle die. On the panel, I spattered some white Mr. Huey and sprayed some shimmer. I set this panel aside to dry.

I die cut the townscape using Tiny Town die from Penny Black using black glitter cardstock. I adhered this die toward the bottom of the panel and trimmed the edges off. I heat embossed the flyinf Santa from Snow Dasher cling stamp set on the sky. The sentiment is from Season's Gifts stamp set which I gold embossed. Then I also added some snowflakes using white pigment ink on the sky. I wanted the snowflakes to be subtle and hence I did not white heat emboss them.

Once the panel is completed, I adhered it to the white card base. To tie in the gold on the sentiment, I added a gold twine with a bow on the top fold of the card base. Here is a closeup!

christmas card closeup

Here are all the new Christmas release products from Penny Black I have used on my card.
 Season's Gift and Snow Dasher stamp sets and Tiny Town die.

Hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Simon Says Clean and Simple Christmas!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too


This week the challenge is Clean and Simple Christmas

We are showcasing Memory Box Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
This is my card for the challenge.

Merry Christmas memory box challenge card

I started with a white card base. Then I trimmed a white cardstock to the size of the card front, then roughly rubbed Hero Arts Pool to Navy Ombre ink pad. I meant rough because I did not cover the entire panel with an even coverage. I wanted the brush strokes of the ink pad and some white bits. This adds texture. Then I die cut this panel using Memory Box Mod Snowflakes background die. I then adhered this die cut on the white card base. If you are mass producing this card, then rub the ink pad on an entire white cardstock and then die cut four die cut background from each cardstock. 

For the focal point, I trimmed a small vellum panel which I layered with Simon Says Stamp Rylynn snowflakes die cut in white glitter cardstock. On top is the sentiment strip. The sentiment strip is made by rubbing the same ink pad on a white strip of cardstock and stamped with sentiment from Holiday Hello stamp set in black. I also trimmed the edges into fish tail banner. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Cornflower, Blue Lagoon, Bermuda Blue and Sparkly Clear. Here is a closeup of the card.

Memory box christmas card closeup

This card is easy to mass produce and also produce variety. Just change the colour of the background and also from white glitter to silver or gold glitter snowflakes to get the variety. Prepare all the layers and assemble them to make your cards watching television. Easy!

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #93

Second post for today. Here is my first post.

Welcome to a new Runway Inspired Challenge - Emilio De La Morena!


The skirt reminded me of brush strokes stamp set which were hot some time ago. I have a few of them and decided to find them and use it. Here is my take on the challenge.

Happy Birthday card for RIC

I picked the colours from the skirt to ink and layer stamp them. I did a white panel and it looked fab! I trimmed the panel at an angle to adhered on the bottom of the card front. I added a black glitter strip of paper as border. Stamped the sentiment at the angle. To tie in with the brush strokes, I added a few spatter in blue and a brush stroke in red on the top of the card front. Finally embellished with sparkly black enamel dots. Here is a closeup!

Happy Birthd card for ric closeup

For more  DT inspirations using the new challenge, check our Runway Inspired Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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