Sunday, February 26, 2012

Grateful for you

I had some time this evening to craft. Was very therapeutic I should say.
 Anyway, I made a card for CAS-ual Friday challenge #41.

CFC41:  Jest for the Pun of it.  
Use a pun, or a sentiment in a silly way to create a joke, on your 
Clean And Simple creation.
**a pun is a humorous play on words.  

Here is my take on the challenge.

Grateful for you card

I basically used scraps to make this card. Isn't that therapeutic? I had a great time making this card and using one of my old SU stamp set. I love this SU stamp set because it has vintage images with punny sentiments. Nice huh! So this set stayed with me. Anyway, I love how this card turned out. Hope you do too:)

Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Dark Chocolate from PTI
Stamp set: Puns from the Past from SU and Polka Dot Background Stamp from PTI
Inks: Soft Suede from SU
Accessories: circle punches, scrap pattern papers from my stash.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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Blog Award!

Kara honoured me with this award yesterday! Thanks Kara! You are very sweet. Love your work :)

Liebster' is German for 'dearest'.  The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:

Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)
Hope that those you award forward it to their favourite bloggers

Below are five favorite bloggers who have different styles but always inspire me with their work. I love having this chance to let them know how lucky I have been to meet them through this shared stamping adventure!

1. Joy of Less is More
2. Debbie of Lime Doodle
4. Michelle of Amusing Michelle
5. Cara of Cards by Cara

I love the styles of these stampers. They are different but fabulous work.Love love their styles.
 Please visit their blog and leave some love for them :)

Thanks for visiting!
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Interactive card

Hello everybody,

Its PTI Blog Hop time again. This month's theme is Interactive cards. Papertrey Ink has released new set of dies to create interactive cards. Mine are in transit. I made this interactive card few days ago for their anniversary festivities.
For this blog hop, I made this card using rolled flower die from MFT.



Cardstocks: Stampers Select White from PTI
Stamp sets: Fruit Fusion Apple and Tags Its #6 from PTI, Clearly Sentimental About Teachers from MFT
Accessories: Fruit Fusion Apple die from PTI, rolled flower die from MFT, square punch and striped embossing folder from SU.

Thanks for visiting and happy hopping :)

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Belated Birthday Wishes

Afternoon everybody, 

Well, I had new stamp sets arrive yesterday! They are from a new company called Uniko Studio based in UK. I instantly loved the stamp sets she had just released. And the shipping was super quick and customer service was A+.
I wanted to play with the sets today and I chose Freshly Made Sketches #23 as my card layout. 
Here is the sketch for you.

And here is what I interpreted this sketch using Uniko Stamps


Cardstock: Stamper's Select White from PTI
Stamp sets: Time and Extra Time stamp set from Uniko Studio
Inks: Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Temping Turquoise from SU
Accessories: Rhinestones from Kaisercraft and Square Punch.

Thanks for visiting! See you soon :)

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hopping with friends today...

Hi Everybody,

If you are a regular to my blog, you will know that a few of us friends do regular mini blog hops showcasing stamp sets. For this blog hop we chose, Garden Variety and Year Of Flowers Mini from Papertrey Ink. They were released last year. I love both sets but for some reason they do not see  much ink for me. So I am excited to ink them up and make a few projects. 
Without any delay, here are my projects

I used this week's ColourQ colour challenge, on this card above.

In the above cards, I have used Garden Variety die and its negative. Love to use the negative as well. 
Now for more....

All of the above card was inspired by the one below. 

I made this card first, and then decided to make a card set using more Year Of flowers Mini stamps. 
Hope you liked all my project. If you like to participate in the hop, then make a project using Garden Variety and Year Of Flowers Mini from PTI and showcase it on your blog or gallery. Make sure you link them to my comments. I would love to see them :)

Now if you want more inspirations then I urge you to see all the gorgeous projects from these girls :)

Have fun hopping and thanks for visiting!
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Happy Father's Day!

Moxie Fab World Blog is hosting The Cure for Winter Blues Challenge. 
Cath says, Navy is the trend. Cool! She has so many inspirational photos and cards using Navy on her blog. Head over and have a look. You will be inspired.
 I love Navy but haven't used it much recently. So I pulled out all my navy inks (4 in total!) and sponging tool and here is what that came out of it :)

 Father's day card

I basiclly stamped the tree first on a 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch square piece of white cardstock with black ink. Then punch a circle using scrap paper and masked off a bit of tree. Then sponged SU Pacific Point, PTI's Enchanted Evening, SU's Not Quite Navy and finally Black ink. Removed the mask and stamped the dragonfly with black ink.

Cardstocks: Stamper's Select White from PTI
Stamp sets: Made with Love and Celebrate Everyday from Hero Arts, Father Knows the Best from PTI.
Inks: SU's Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Basic Black. PTI's Enchanted Evening.
Accessories: Sponging tool and circle punch.

Thanks for visiting :) See you soon.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thinking of you...

Here is a vintage card I made using the same layout as yesterday's inspirational picture.

Thinking of You Card

I used Rustic cream cardstock, masked off the sentiment strip then stamped text background stamp using Kraft ink and leaves in differnt autumn colours and sponged the entire card. I also highlighted the edges. I them stamped the sentiment and butterfly. Mounted this panel with foam on a green card base.Love the vintage look of the card. Hope you like it too :)

Cardstock: Ripe Avacado and Rustic Cream cardstock from  PTI
Stamp sets: Made with Love from Hero Arts and Leaf Prints from PTI
Inks: More Mustard, Suede, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Cake Crumb and Basic Brown.Frayed Burlap Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.
Accessories: Brown fineliner and Sponging tool

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with some more projects for a mini blog hop :)
Have a great day!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Inspired by Pinterest

I have a board on Pinterest called Inspirational Patterns. When I look at a picture and I think, this will work on a card, I pin it to this board. I saw this yesterday and I pinned it. 

I liked this layout especially the masking part of it. I was inspired by it and wanted to make a card immediately. So this is what I came up with.


Perfect spring card right? You could use leaves like in the inspirational picture and make a card for Autumn. Use snowflakes and make a card for winter and for summer, use ball, flip flops, bucket, star fish, umbrella, cocktail glass. So versatile. I love finding such inspirations. 

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White from PTI
Stamp Sets: Day Dreamer and Think Big Favourites # 10 from PTI
Inks: SU's Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Plum Pudding, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango.Kiwi Kiss and Poppy Parade. Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: SU markers
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great day!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Pink bow!

Last week I received a gift package from my gorgeous friend Cara. She sent it for valentine's day. She sent me a HA stamp and bow easy. Bow Easy is a tool to make gorgeous bows. It was so easy to tie bow with it. Thank you so much Cara! There is a small package heading your way :) 
This card below has the gorgeous double bow I made using Bow Easy. 

Warm wishes card

Normally it is hard to get this sort of bow this beautiful. This tool makes it so easy. I am entering this card for CAS-ual Friday #40 and The Play Date Cafe Challenge #106.

Cardstock: Basic Black from SU
Stamp set: Made with Love from Hero Arts
Accessories: Colourbox frost white pigment ink, white embossing powder, heat gun, pink sating ribbon from my stash and Bow Easy tool.

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Happy Birthday!

You will know this layout, if you are in Australia and watch TEN TV channel. They use colour blocking in creative way. This layout comes when they announce the next program or schedule for the evening. I did modify it. I love love the animation and the bright and bold colours of blue and yellow with black. I haven't worked out how to incorporate the animation into the card. Maybe an interactive card is the way to go but for now, inspired by TV, I made a birthday card.

Colour Blocking

I told you, it is bright and bold. But I love it. I am a bright girl. Find it hard to do muted colours. I love that I think of sketches/layouts for cards when I see TV, catalogues, billboards, TV ads, clothes etc. My husband and kids thinks I am crazy lol! Anyway, here is the supply list

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black from SU, Golden Harvest from PTI
Stamp sets: Wonderful Words Additions,Modern Basics from PTI, Little Critters from CAS
Inks: Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Circle punch, Fine tip black pen, MFT alpha dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Colour Blocking!!!!

Here in Australia, colour blocking is everywhere!!! Fashion, advertising, television, catalogues, name it, it is there. So I thought,I will also use colour blocking and make a card for Jay Gee's Nook challenge. Here is the challenge photo

And here is my card

Colour blocking

I picked only the colours as inspiration because I had idea bulbs lighting up looking at each picture in the collage. I wanted to make 10 cards lol! But due to time constraints, I decided to go with just the colours.
Talking about time, this card took me about two hours to make. I had to sketch, calculate the dimensions for each piece, cut and the blades of my trimmer is blunt at the moment. So I had to sand the edges of all the pieces including the black strips and then glue Sigh! You can see there are some frayed edges I have missed :( Cannot wait for my package with the trimmer blade to arrive.

Cardstocks: Stamper's Select White, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Harvest Delight, Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet from PTI and Concord Crush and Basic Black from SU.
Stamp set: Made with Love from Hero Arts

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sending Warm Wishes

Hello everybody,
 How is weekend treating you? I had a great Saturday. Relaxed, washings done, cleaned and set up the guest room for my in-laws who are arriving next week, and finally cleaned and organised the study and craft table. A cleaned craft table is always inviting and I could not resist. So I made a few projects. Here is one I made for CR84FN48 Colour Challenge

Warm wishes card

I used one of sketches from Papertrey Ink Anniversary Contest. I love the texture from the houndstooth embossed grey panel. I think it gives the card a modern feel even though there is leaves and flower on it :) 
I just realised that I need to use lavender colour and not purple :( Thats what happens when you think, you know the colours after seeing them only once Sigh! Well, I will try and make another card if I have time.

Cardstock: Stamper's Slelect White, Royal Velvet from PTI, Basic Gray and Wild Wasabi from SU
Stamp set: Made with Love from Hero Arts
Inks: Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Flower dies from MFT, Leaves from PTI and Houndstooth Embossing folder from SU, Rinestones from stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #

Hi Everybody,

I made a thanks so much card today using Freshly Made Sketches #22, which I want to share with you.

Thanks card

Its been a long time I used purple on my cards. So I picked the colour and wanted to ink my new Hero Arts background stamp. Love this Fabric Design background stamp. So classic. Hope you like it too :)
Cardstocks: Vintage Cream, Royal Velvet and Simply Chartreuse from PTI
Stamp sets: Fabric Design background stamp and Made with Love from Hero Arts and YOF Mini from PTI
Inks: Elegant Eggplant from from SU and Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Sponge tool, Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Here is the sketch for you.

Thanks for stopping by! 
See you soon :)

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pop up wedding card

Finally, I think my motivation to stamp has come back. This morning, I received my cardstock package sent by the gorgeous Chris from PTI forum. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Chris for help me out sending the cardstocks. Now, along with the cardstocks she sent me some stamped diecuts of Simply Jane set from PTI. I don't have this set as I only love the silhouettes and frame of the set. So when I saw the diescuts, I was excited. So sweet of you Chris. Thank you :)

I wanted to use them and make an interactive card which is day 10 PTI anniversary festivities contest. I participated in the first two days and then went away for the next three days and then lost my motivation to stamp. But today, I had some time and was so happy to craft. Anyway, here is my pop-up card.



Cardstock: Vintage Cream cardstock from PTI
Pattern Papers: SU's wedding pattern paper
Stamp sets: Hero Arts Cuckoo, PTI's Recipes, Congrats
Inks: Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Simple Jane diecuts sent to me by Chris from PTI forum.
Thanks for stopping by!

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ColourQ #124

Hey everybody,

I had a few Hero Arts Stamps arrive yesterday. It is always exciting to receive new goodies. I set to ink couple of them. I used ColourQ #124 colours to make this card. 
Here is the challenge colour for you

Beautiful colours don't you think? I wonder how they come up with so many beautiful colour combination week after week

Celebrate card

Cardstock: Stamper's select white from PTI
Stamp sets: Many Dots and Cuckoo stamp set from Hero Arts
Inks: Real Red from SU, Bubblegum and Ocean from Amuse ink, Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Pearl from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon with more shares :)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Paper piecing

Yes, I have card I made for CAS-ual Friday challenge #39

Here is my card

Girly card

Cardstock: Ripe Avacado, Hibiscus Burst and Stamper's Select White from PTI
Stamp set: Signature Greeting from PTI and Gorjuss stamp
Pattern Paper: Pink Patterns Pattern Paper from PTI
Accessories: scissors and copic markers

I have a few Gorjuss stamps and have not inked them at all. Why? I am afraid of colouring. So when I saw the paper piecing challenge at CAS-ul challenge, I decided to ink one of them. I enjoyed this process to get a pretty looking girl towards the end. Isn't she pretty? Thanks for the challenge. 

I am slowly getting back into a routine. So hoping to share more projects in the comming days :)
Thanks for stopping by!

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