Friday, December 28, 2012

Revealed!!! Studio Calico January Kits.

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to my very first design team gig with Studio Calico. Today Studio Calico is releasing its January Kits. As a card team creative member, here are the photos of the card kit, add-on kits and my projects I have been working with.

Studio Calico January Card Kit

Here are a few cards I made using the main card kit.

You will love the 6 x 6 paper pad in the main kit. Gorgeous papers and there are couple of solid colours in there as well. I have gone for clean and simple style as I was experimenting with the kit for the first time.

In this card, I love the pop of green and blue colours.I have raised the sentiment stickers to add interest.  I let the colour speak for itself. Again clean and simple style

In this card, I have used the stamps set from the main kit. Brought colours by stamping in coloured inks and kept the background neutral. I love the honeycomb grey pattern paper from the 6x6 pad:) There are so many possibilities using the contents in the main card kit. You can make clean and simple cards like how I have done here. or you can layer your cards with some gorgeous embellishments. So no matter what your style is, this is the kit for you.

Now, here is the first Add on Kit called Pollard Avenue.

OMG! what can I tell you? This kit is awesome. I am in love with the embellishements in this kit. Those enamel dots, chipboard star stickers, washi tape are my favourite. Here are couple of projects, I made using Pollard Avenue Add On kit #1


I love white, grey and yellow colour combination. It is one of my favourite colour combination. So when I saw these colours in the kit. I pulled them all out and made these two cards.

 To break the monotony of the white, grey and yellow, I decided to use the green corrigated alpha stickers as my sentiment. Those pattern papers are so gorgeous, that they deserve their share on the card. So I have deviated and made layered cards with plenty of embellishements. Loving the layered cards.

The next Add On Kit I have used is called WildBerry Court.

 Look at those embellishements and the warm colours of the pattern paper?  I bet you already love this kit. Here are a few cards I made using this kit and digital printable for January.

I printed out the digital printables and they coordinate so well with this kit. The double sided papers are just perfect. So I have used just one paper on the card above. The chevron strips on one side and the blue flourish pattern on the other side was perfect. Another layered card. I wanted to use each and every embellishment on my! They are so beautiful.

This card is my style of card. CAS bold and graphic using the stamps, inks and paper with one embellishment. Wood Venneer Arrows are gorgeous. I painted them with orange acrylic paint and glued them  Love the graphic look of this card.

 I started liking layered cards a lot. So I made another:) I love everything on tis card. The labels are from January Printables. Look at those enamel dots. They are so yummy and are my favourite.

I hope you like my projects using Studio Calico's January Card Kit, Pollard Avenue Add-On kit #1 and WildBerry Court Add-On Kit #2. I am excited with these kits. I bet you will too:)

Wait there is more coming using another add on kit soon. So make sure to visit again:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Craft's Meow December Sketch

G' morning everybody!

What a gorgeous Friday? Sun is out and with slight wind, it is a lovely day so far. Great start to the weekend.
I have couple of cards share today. I made these cards using The Craft's Meow December Sketch.
Here is the sketch for you:)

Well, how gorgeous is this sketch? I decided to make a CAS version of this sketch first and here it is for you.

I have kept the broad layout of the sketch intact. Just substituted the bow with the sentiment instead of inside the panel. I wanted to make a new year card. I have used Happy New Year Stamp Set from The Craft's Meow. Hope you like it.

Then I looked at the sketch and loved all the layers on it. Why not make a card with some gorgeous pattern papers with layers, ribbons and bow? So here is the layered card using the same sketch for you:)

The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 6 x 6 paper pad. The stamp set I have used is called Christmas Cheer from The Craft's Meow. Love the vintage look of this card. And I am in love with this pattern paper and the stamp set:)

If you are looking for a gorgeous sketch to make cards, this sketch is awesome. Whether you want to make clean and simple version or layered version, this sketch will work for you:)

Make sure you link your project here. One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of your choice from The Craft's Meow:)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Dashing thru the holidays....

Hello Everybody,

Welcome to a two week challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. I know it is early for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. But today we are teaming up with Pauline's 10 minute craft dash challenge.:)

And the theme for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is

Make a holiday card in 10 minutes:) By now you must be in the middle or completed making your Christmas cards, right? So this must be easy peasy!
 Here is mine:)

I have used Snowflake Greetings from CAS-ual Fridays to make my card. I first stamped the sentiment. Then stamped the snowflake in blue and again stamped second generation overlaping the first image. Then stamped the third image in another colour-coral! Similarly smaller snowflakes. Added rhinestones to the snowflakes. And thats it. I really like how simple and easy it is to make. All you have to do is select impressive colour combinations:) This took me like less than 5 minutes. I am thrilled with it. I took my photo outside because it was nice and sunny. And my light tent is not yet set up. It came out too bright I think:( Sorry abut that! 

Play along, you have two weeks on this challenge. And make sure you plan ahead and gather your stash before you make your project:) Check out CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog for more inspirations.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Studio Calico Sneak Peek#1

Hello Everybody,

As promised here is the sneak peek of Studio Calico's January Main Card kit:)

You will love this kit. Gorgeous gorgeous papers, embellishments and stamp set just perfect for making a few cards.Here is another sneak peek of another card using the main kit, just for you:)

Like what you are seeing and want to know more about whats in it? Then go to Studio Calico forum and there are clues for you to find out :)

The kits will be available for sale from December 27th onwards:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sharing a exciting news!

Hi Everybody,

I am absolutely thrilled and excited to announce that I am joining Studio Calico Card Design Team for 2013.


Studio Calico offer kits for scrapbook, project life and cards. This kit has everything you need in it-Cardstocks, pattern paper, stamps, embellishments, washi tapes, ribbons.... And they also have add-on kits with more gorgeous goodies in them. If you have not already plunged into the kit club from Studio Calico, then you should look it up. I bet you will be hooked to it. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to showcase their card kits. So look out for my sneak peeks on SC's January Card kits soon. It is going to be a lot of fun. I love their graphic, clean and simple style. I am sure you will too. 
Here is the list of all the design team members @ Studio Calico.


Thanks for sharing my exciting news. I am just as nervous as I am thrilled because of the amazing and talented designers I am working with:)

Many of you know I am in the mist of moving town. Inspite of planning ahead, things haven't gone accordingly:( There has been delay and goof ups along the way frustrating me.I am in my new house in Perth. My house alarm decided to go off last night suddenly without any intruders. Boxes are yet to delivered! Most frustrating is the internet. After many phone calls, chasing up the modem package from one post office to another, I finally have internet now. And that is why I am late in sharing my exciting news. Plenty of emails to catch up with over the weekend.I am expecting to be back in full swing by middle of next week (fingers crossed)

Thanks for stopping by!

AnnaBelle Stamps Colour Challenge

Hello Everybody,

Welcome to AnnaBelle Stamps colour challenge. Here are the colours.

Love the bright colour combination here. I am a bright girl as you know. 
And here is my take on the challenge.
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We, the design team members used Holly Branch Stamp set from AnnaBelle Stamps to make our projects.
I love that panel with Holly leaves and sprinkles as berries:)

AnnaBelle Stamps has some free digi stamp for you to use. They are very cool ones. So cannot wait to see your take on the colour challenge.

AnnaBelle Stamps also has 20% off on Christmas stamps. So get in before the stamps runout! The winner of this challenge will receive $10 gift coupon.

Now go to AnnaBelle Stamps Blog to check out what the rest of the design team member's gorgeous projects using the colours of this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cas-ual Fridays #82

Hi there,

This is another scheduled post. Hopefully I will get my internet and all my boxes delievered by Monday! And I can be back in full swing.

Here is this week's CAS-ual Fridays theme.

We would like to see some score lines used on your CAS projects.
Here is mine.

I have used even score lines as my background on my card. Then stamped on the oval diecut and raised it when adhere to the scored background. Love the combination of colours on this card as well.

If you like to participate in the challenge, then please visit CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more details and inspiration from the other design Team members.

The winner of the challenge will receive a CAS-ual Fridays stamp set of your choice:)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CAS(E) this Sketch #9

Hey everybody,

Welcome to another week of CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge.
Here is this week's sketch by Jackie Rockwell!

Perfect sketch for making Christmas card.
Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used the stamps from Christmas Signature from Clearly Besotted Stamps. Love the modern wreath from the stamp set. Hope you like my take on the sketch. Check out CAS(E) this Sketch Blog for more gorgeous interpretation of this sketch by the rest of the design team.

Make sure you link your projects made using this sketch at the linky @ CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Annabelle Stamps Sketch challenge

Hey everybody,

I want to share with you a CAS Christma card I made for AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch for you.

I have used Ornamental Christmas Stamp set from AnnaBelle Stamps on my card. 

I decided to emboss, cut and layer the ornaments. To give 3D effect on the card. I also chose non traditional colours on my card. Don't you love the sprinkles. They are the most beautiful ones I have seen. Love love it.

This sketch is awesome for mass producing Christmas cards. So give it a try if you are still into making Christmas cards.
Also this week's Deal of the Week is 20% off all Christmas stamps from AnnaBelle Stamps. 
The code to use is 20Christmas. This code is valid for two weeks. Get in quick before they sell out:)

This week's challenge winner will also win $10 gift coupon from AnnaBelle Stamps.

So what are you waiting for? I cannot wait to see your creations.
Remember AnnaBelle Stamps have free digi stamps on their blog for you to use as well:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend!


CAS-Ual Fridays Challenge #81

Aha! It is Friday! Weekend is nearly there.
 Do you want to relax and craft this weekend?
I have a fantastic challenge for you to try:)

This is also a guest designer challenge. We like to see some knots on your CAS cards:)
Here is my take on the challenge.

I have used some bakers twine and knotted them together. Check out what the other Girl Fridays have done @ CAS-ual Fridays blog. There are some cool and innovative inspirations out there that will inspire you.

This week's challenge is sponsored by

Simon Says Stamp 

The winner will receive $25 gift coupon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

CAS(E) this Sketch #8

Hello and Welcome to another challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch for you.

This sketch is by Lisa Arana! And here is my take on the sketch.
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I have stamped snowflakes over pattern paper in two different colours-Rich Razzleberry and Kiwi Kiss. The pattern paper is from Papertrey Ink and so are the stamps. Added a bit of diemension to the snowflakes using pearls.

Check out the rest of the DTs cards using the sketch @ CAS(E) this Sketch blog.
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Check this out!

Hello everybody,

A quick post today from my Samsung Galaxy phone. My house is all packed. Movers are coming tomorrow to pick up furnitures and boxes. No TV from tomorrow:( And no internet either! Cry!

 Just thought I will let you know that some Christmas cards I made using CAS_ual Fridays November release stamp sets and showcased @ CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog:)

You will see some scheduled posts for the next two weeks. And I will be back in full swing of things from December 20th:)


Friday, November 30, 2012

The Craft's Meow Blog Hop!

Today is The Craft's Meow's Blog Hop.

the craft's meow.

You should have come from The Craft's Meow Blog. But it is OK if this is the first place you have visited because I have listed all the participants for this Blog Hop towards the end of the post.
For my Blog Hop I am showcasing Beautiful Shelf Stamp Set.

And here is my card using the stamp set.

I like that I can create the warm welcome feeling when you open your home door for your guest:) The quilt, the console table and the vase of flowers with the sentiment are perfect combination. The senitment is from Stitched Sentiment One. I love how my card turned out. I have done a lot of paper piecing. Thats because,some of my craft supplies are stranded in my new house. Among those supplies are my memento ink. So I couldn't colour using copics. Sometimes, one has to get creative with whatever is available, right?

Anyway, if you like to participate in the blog hop, then here is the list of all the participant of the blog hop. You are going to have a blast hopping.

After hopping all the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on the The Craft's Meow Blog. By doing so you will enter into a chance of winning a Stamp Set of you choice from The Craft's Meow Store.

Comments must be left by 9pm PST, Wed Nov 14th

Thanks so much for visiting:)
Happy Hopping!