Thursday, January 31, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #13

Hey all,

Welcome to Sketch #13 of CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch by Karolyn Loncon

Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used the new release Wplus9 Cupid's Arrow stamp set to make my card. The background paper is from K &Co. I have been hoarding them for a long time.  I think this is a simple and straighforward card. And for such a card to have the wow factor, go for nice bright colours. Either you create it or use a pattern paper like me:)

Check out other DT inspirations using this sketch @ CAS(E) this Sketch Blog. Make sure you link your project to the linky.
Thanks for visiting!

CAS Class Day#3

G'Morning from Australia!

Sharing a card, I made for Day #3 of Clean and Simple Class #2.

Another three awesome videos from Jennifer, Kristina and Shari. Thanks once again girls:)  I am more a visual person so these videos help me a lot to understand how a certain technique is done.

I loved Shari's technique of stamping on a label and using it on the card. Great use for those mailing labels from my office drawers. And also love the use of sponge dauber for the circular colour spots. So I went ahead and used the mailing labels and the sponge dauber to make my card here.


I have used the Keys cling stamp from Hero Arts using Night Chalk Ink also from Hero Arts on my labels. The spot inks are Green Hills and Butter Cup from hero Arts. The Aqua card stock and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink The pattern paper and hexagon wood veneers are from Studio Calico. Rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

I also love the layout of Shari's card. I modified it to suit my card. Also Shari had used subtle colour to stamp on the labels. Being a lover of bright colours, I went for a darker grey for my labels.
Hope you like it.

I want to try Jennifer's gradient stamping. But first catch up on household chores:)

See you soon.!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clean and Simple Class Day #2

Hey everybody!

It is day #2 of CAS class and I am loving all the videos, techniques and tips from Julie, Jennifer and our own Debby Hughes. So happy to hear Debby's voice in her video. Of course her work is fab as always. I am very fond of Julie and Jennifer's work and videos. It was a treat last night with three videos. Thanks guys:)

I decided to combine Julie's and Debby's techniques into one card as I have catch up on other work at home today. I have combine reverse masking with embossing using dies into this card below.

I have used the negative of PTI tag & postive mask of the MFT speech bubbles & PTI Arrow and sponged HA's Raspberry Jam ink and also sponged SU's Rich Razzleberry on the edges. I then embossed the speech bubble and arrow. Stamped the speech bubble stamp inside the embossed edges. I didn't have the arrow stamp. So I freehanded the outline of the arrow using black pen. I then stamped the sentiments from MFT's Say What? stamp set. I had red sparkle gel pen. I went over the heart shape with it. The applied glossy accent on top. The green dots are from Pearl Pen. I then added the button from Teresa Collin's Now & Then collection and green twine from AnnaBelle Stamps.

Here are some closeup picture of the card to show the embossing and  glossy accent.

 Although it looks clean and simple, it too me atleast an hour to make it. I had to be careful of inks bleeding, inky finger on the card, giving time for glossy accent and pearls to dry... But towards the end it is so worth it.Hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting. Off to catch up of washing and cooking.


Studio Calico February Kits Revealed #3

G'Morning everybody!

Woke up couple of hours ago. Had my coffee and caught up with all emails. So I thought I will show you the rest of my cards using Studio Calico's Front Row Add-On Kits.

This Add-On kit is called Popcorn


And are my cards using Popcorn Add-On Kit.

I love love the wood veneer speech bubbles with sentiment in this kits and the embellishements are awesome.

This card above is by simply using the stamp set from the kit.

And there is a vellum speech bubbles as well in the kit. They are awesome.

Here is another Add-On Kit called Junior Mints

Junior Mints

The pattern papers in this kit are beautiful. The colour combination is so pretty. Some pattern papaers have texture, glitter, large flowers...just beautiful

I love the layering of pattern papers on this card above.

In this card I have combined papers from Matinee Add-on kit and Junior Mints Add-on kit with sentiment from the main Front Row card kit.

So did you like all of my 13 cards using the February Front RowKits from Studio Calico? Are there any favourites? Which ones are they? What type of cards do you like to see using the kits? Layered cards or clean and simple cards? Let me know, I will take your suggestions on board and make my March kit cards:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Clean and Simple Online Class Day #1, Card #2

If you are looking for Studio Calico's Day #2 post, click here!

Hey everybody, It is me again!

Aditi's tooth extraction went well. She was brave and didn't make any fuss! I was more scared than her. What a relief! Now her permanent tooth can grow straight and fast.

I came back and made a card using Amber's sketch and masking technique from CAS class.

Here is the card I made.

I have used the largest heart shape die from Wplus9's Clear Cut Stackers-Hearts to die cut on a transparent sheet which came with stamp sets. What a lovely use for them? I have been hoarding them for a few years. I am so happy that I can use them now. Thanks Jennifer:)  Now, I used the negative of the die cut as my mask. I stamped images from Love Birds and Folk Arts Florals stamp sets from Wplus9 using different colours. Love love this technique and I can use all those large dies to get different shapes and stamp inside them:)
I am a bright and bling girl. So my colours have to be bright and of course I have to add some rhinestones. I also love the idea of stamping the sentiment along the side of the heart shape.

I am enjoying as well as learning from this class already. If you like to register, here is the link

Thanks for visiting.

Studio Calico February Card Kit Revealed #2

 If you are looking for my Clean and Simple Online Class Day #1 post, Click Here.

Hey Everybody,

As promised, here are more projects from me using the Studio Calico February Add On Kits.
First up is Add-On kit called Matinee.


Here are my projects using this kit only. So if you like to get just the add on it, then here are some inspirations for you to use Matinee and make cards.

This is another Add-O kit called  Big Screen.

Big Screen

And here are my card made using Big Screen.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
See you tomorrow with one more Studio Calico post.


Clean and Simple Class Day #1

Hey everybody,

A quick post before I take my daughter to the dentist.
I signed up for the Clean and Simple Online Class #2 and played along day #1 using one of their sketches.

Here is my card,
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Gold is trendy right now. I realised I have brushed gold cardstock from Stampin' Up! in my stash and I had forgotton about it. So I opened the pack, die cut some chevrons (from MFT) and paired with some shades of coral and cream chevrons. I layered  and glued them to a 4' x51/4' card panel. Die cut the circle, Stamped the sentiment from Wplus9 Cupid's Arrow stamp set. I also layered the banner strip by stamping in scrap card stock  then fussy cut out and adhere using foam squares. The wood veneer arrow is from Studio Calico Popcorn Add-On Kit which is inked with black ink.

Here is a closeup picture of the wood veneer arrow and layered banner in the sentiment.

Now I am off to the dentist. Then I will comeback and play another sketch and use Amber's technique.

Thanks for visiting and see you soon:)


Monday, January 28, 2013

Studio Calico Feburary Kits Revealed #1

Hello and Welcome to Studio Calico's Feburary Front Row Kit release.
There are in total of seven kits-Scrapbook Kit, Project Life kit, Card kit and four Add-on kits called Big Screen, Popcorn, Matinee and Junior Mints.

Today, I am showcasing projects from the card kit only called the Front Row.

Front Row Card Kit

This is one gorgeous kit. Love love everything in this kit. Gorgeous papers, beautiful embellishments and stamp set. I have made four projects using Front Row Card Kit only.  And I have plenty of papers and embellishments left in the kit.This shows how much you can get out of the kit.

First up here the front of  large envelope from the kit.

Have you ever thought about decorating the front of an envelope? I think it gives the best first impression especially if you are giving them out personally. Here I have added couple of layers of pattern paper, die cut some flowers with vellum and pattern paper and layered it. Added enamel dots on the center of the flower and a bow using the ribbon on the back of the flower. Stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on the label. I have also added some spatter using Huey Mist which is from my stash.

This is the second card using the Front Row Card Kit only.

Beautiful pattern papers in the 6 x6 paper pad. This one is my favourite. I wanted it showcased. Hence used a large portion of it. Did I say I love the stamp set in the card kit? Stamped the receiver and the sentiment vertically. This printed label was perfect with the stamped sentiment.

The third card also showcased the pattern papers from the 6 x6 paper pad.

I have used some scrap pieces of the gorgeous pattern paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad, rounded the corners at a few places, mounted them used foam squares. I also stamped the sentiment on one of the pieces and added the tab from the kit. The flower is made using pattern papers and vellum diecut and layered. Center of the flower is the gorgeous enamel dot also from the kit.

Here is the last card using the Front Row Card Kit.

The layout for this card is inspired by the front layout of 6 x 6 paper pad in the card kit. I have stamped the dial and cut it out and stamped the sentiment on the label. Those labels are awesome in the kit. I love the pop of red coral against the yellow.

These are my projects using the Front Row Card Kit only. Since I have 13 projects in total using all the kits including the Add-Ons, I have decided to split my posts into three post.So tomorrow and day after tomorrow, I will showcase projects from Add-On kits. So come back again for more:)

Have a great week!

AEI♥U Challenge

Hello Everybody,

It is a Mad Monday here for me. Planning and organising for new year school start next week. Son is going to high school He is excited and so am I. New school for Aditi as well. So getting notebooks covered and labeled, ironing school uniforms, labelling everything.After teaching both of them how to do and delegating jobs, I sneaked and made a card for Avery Elle's January challenge.

Here is the challenge photo.

I was drawn to the stripes and the red umbrella.
So here is my card inspired by the challenge photo.

I have used flower and stem from Blossoms and Blooms stamp set and the sentiment is from Picture It clear Stamp set from Avery Elle.The striped paper is from Echo Park Dots and Stripes 6 x 6 paper pad. I used a rectangle die from Craft's Concept to make the frame.

Hope you like my card. Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

One layer cards

Hey everybody,

How are you enjoying your weekend?  Mine was busy. Hardly got time to craft. 
Here are couple of more cards I submitted for last PC call.

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These are one layer cards with plenty of sponging to create a scene.

For the first card, I have used Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick with Black Soot to create the sunset. The leaves and sentiment are from  Kelly Purkey's Autumn Stamp Set.

For the second card, I have used Peeled Paint, Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Balck Soot to create an underwater scene. The fishes and sentiments are from Wplus9 Fish More stamp set. The leaves are from Love Birds stamp set also from Wplus9

Love the vibrant colours against the white background. 

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with Studio Calico full reveal tomorrow.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Studio Calico Feburary Kit Sneak Peeks

Hey everybody,

Welcome to Studio Calico's February Card Kit sneak peek.
I have 13 cards in total but 4 cards using the card kit only.
Here they are for you.

Love those enamel dots and the pattern papers are gorgeous, right?

Seeing some vellum and beautful pastel & geometric pattern papers?

Mmm! are you seeing a stamped image? Yes, the stamp set in the card kit is cool.

I am in love with the 6 x6 paper pad in the card kit. Beautiful papers.

The ones below are sneak peeks of the Add On Kits

This is from Add On kit called Big Screen. A vintage feel card. You will love it.

This card use Add On Kit Matinee and digital printables

Another card using Add On Kit Big Screen. Love the wood veneer arrows.

Another card using Add On Kit called Matinee. Love the glittery alpha thickers:)

Yup, you are correct, it is washi tape. Beautiful geometric tape in the Matinee Add On Kit

Gorgeous pattern papers on this Add On kit called Junior Mints.

All the kits will be available on January 27th which is only couple of days away ( although it is tomorrow for me in Australia!)
On the 27th Jan, I will show you all my cards in full:)