#458 – A Few More Challenges

PE: Noticed at Neat & Tangled!! Yay! Yay! Yay!!

Noticed by Neat & Tangled


Made a few cards to submit to various challenges.

My first card is using Ellen Hutson stamps and dies –

Miss You

I started with the background – I repeat stamped the flower from Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden and heat embossed it gold. I then colored a few random flowers using Weathered Wood distress ink. I then die cut the flower and leaves from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden and colored them using Broken China + Weathered Wood and Pine Needles distress inks. The sentiment is from Altenew Painted Greetings. Submitting this to Essentials by Ellen March Pin Sights Challenge and CAS(E) This Sketch #165




My second one using Neat & Tangled stamps –

One of a Kind

I started by randomly stamping all the images with outlines on watercolor paper and heat embossed them clear. I then watercolored them using distress inks – Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Festive Berries. For the sentiment, I die cut another watercolor panel using Sizzix Phrases, and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and watercolored it using Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed.

One of a Kind

After adhering the base watercolored piece on the card base at an angle, I added the sentiment panel too, along with some buttons for embellishment. Submitting this to Little Tangles Challenge #66: Ombre

My third using lots of pattern papers and Reverse Confetti stamps and dies –

Wild About You

I really wanted to start using some pattern papers from my stash. I recently purchased some more – and I couldn’t wait to use these beauties in my cards. Agreed, I am not the best in using them yet, but hoarding them will get me nowhere!! Ok, I really didn’t keep track of which paper pads they are from (:(), but I am just glad I used them! 😉 By the way, the lion and the sentiments are from Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the lion using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. The stars are wood veneers from Studio Calico. Submitting this to Reverse Confetti March Sketch


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#457 – Just Waving


Back with a second post. This time, I made use of a NBUS (never been used before) stamp -Neat & Tangled Sail Mates. I really like the sail theme stamps in this set, but I’ve not used any for some reason… Time’s finally come to use them! 😉

Just Waving

I started with heat embossing the boat on both plain and kraft card stock and fuzzy cutting them. I then colored the sails using Ripe Persimmon + Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry distress inks. On another white card panel, I stamped and heat embossed in white the waves and colored them using Peacock Feathers + Cracked Pistachio. Once dry, I stamped the boat where I wanted it to be. I also fuzzy cut the curved kraft panel and stamped the sentiment – a combination of Neat & Tangled Sail Mates and WPlus9 Basic Banners stamps – using Hero Arts Unicorn white ink and then heat embossed it in white. I also blended in some Ripe Persimmon around the boat and foam mounted the sail.

Just Waving

I then trimmed the panel a bit and foam mounted it over a kraft card base. I also adhered the boat using foam dots and the sentiment panel using foam tape. I then added the heart from Mama Elephant Confetti die and added copious amounts of clear Wink of Stella glitter.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #334 and Seize the Birthday: Water

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#456 – Showering You With Love

Hello! I am back to coloring a critter this time, using my color pencils. And what cute a cute critter too! 😀

Showering You With Love

Made this card just because

  1. I wanted to make a CAS card with a critter in it
  2. I wanted to use pattern paper of some sort
  3. I wanted to color using my color pencils.

And I am quite happy with the results! 🙂

Showering You With Love

The critter is from Mama Elephant Up & Away – I was surprised myself when I realized that I just always picked the bunny from that stamp and the other two critters were left untouched! Sad – so I set about to make that untrue! 😀 Anyway, the clouds are from Paper Smooches Spreading Sunshine and the sentiment, a combination of Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & Party and The Big, The Bold & The Happy. Everything is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. Once done, I trimmed one side and die cut the other using Paper Smooches Borders 2. The pattern paper is from DCWV Christmas & Winter stack.

Submitting this to the following challenges –

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Come Rain or Shine

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

CASology #190: Weather

Less is More #269: Polka Dots

Tic Tac Toe #6 (I used Umbrella, Critter and Clouds)


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#455 – A Bunch – Three Ways

PE: CAS On Sunday Favorite (Top 3)!!

CAS on Sunday - Honorable Mention

Hello! Using another new stamp set from my stash – Waffle Flower A Bunch. The fact that the stamp has flowers with outlines with large space inside along with the solid stamps makes way for lots of possibilities.. and I explored a few –

Love You A Bunch

For my first card, I used both the outline and the solid stamps. I started stamping the outline flowers using Paper Trey Ink Fine Linen ink. I then stamped the stems and leaves, masking the flowers wherever necessary. I then stamped the solids of the flowers and leaves using Hero Arts Butter Cup, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Paper Trey Ink Melon Berry and Memento Bamboo Leaves. I then added a grassy ground of sorts using the little patterns stamps in Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits and Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Love You A Bunch

I then cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and cut the window using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. I then stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, within the window using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then foam mounted the outside panel and then adhered the inside panel on the card base.

Submitting this to Timeout Challenge #52 where we are CASEing Marjan (I got inspired by the layout and the concept of flowers), The Challenge #65 (flowers + colors) and The Paper Players Challenge #287: Clean and Simple: Celebrate Spring

For my second card, I used the outline stamps only –

Thinking of You

I stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black and a bit of masking. I also stamped two flowers on a separate panel. I then colored them all using Oil Pastels. I then fuzzy cut the whole bunch. My initial idea was to have a single panel, but I ended up smudging the paper where I didn’t want it, so I had to cut out the whole bunch out – and it worked will, since I cut right beside the outlines. I also colored the edge of the cut out using Zig brush pen in Black.

Thinking of You

Once done, I drew the bouquet (I felt the bouquet in the stamp set was a bit small for the big bunch of flowers) and colored it too. I then adhered the bigger panel of flowers directly on the panel, trimmed it, distressed the edges using Prima Comfort Craft Distressing tool, stamped the sentiment from Micia Butterflies in Spring using Memento Tuxedo Black and foam mounted the panel on the card base. I then adhered the two extra flowers using foam dots.

Submitting this to Inspired by the Little Things #7 and Muse Card Club Challenge #158

For my third card, I used only the solids, along with some other stamps –


I wanted each element of the design to be intermingled and overlapping. I first made the zig-zags, using Heidi Swapp Chevron stencil and Tattered Rose and Mustard Seed distress inks. I then stamped the loopy lines, from Neat & Tangled Little Tangles using Hero Arts Soft Pool ink. I then stamped the sentiment, from Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the solid flowers and leaves around it using the same ink.


I then trimmed the panel, and mounted it to a side of the card base. Love the graphic design in this card! 😀

Submitting this to CAS(E) This Sketch #164, Addicted to Stamps #186: Anything Goes and CAS On Sunday #79: Stencil it

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#454 – Pink and Grey

PE: Top Pick at Inkspirational!!

Inkspirational - Winner

Hello! These are two cards I made weeks ago – I had either not finished them or not been satisfied by them – then. And when I looked at them again today, I felt that they were not too bad, and decided to showcase them here 🙂


For my first card, I first stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew Lacy Scrolls in Hero Arts Black ink. I then stamped them again on a separate panel, drew some lines on some of the petals and parts of the leaves and colored them using Camel drawing inks, loosely watercoloring them. I then fuzzy cut them. I also trimmed the stamped panel and adhered the leaves directly using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the flowers using foam dots.


The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled Gardenia Blooms which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I also added splatters using Black Soot distress paint. I added a grey-and-black-diamonds pattern paper on the card base and foam mounted the panel on top.

Submitting this to Inkspirational Challenge #104: Pink & Grey

My second card is mostly stencil and embossing. I used Kaisercraft Love Quarters stencil and embossing paste mixed with… oh, a lot of things. I had used distress inks, Camel drawing inks, and what not – don’t remember, really. I made this in February when I wanted to use this stencil to make some Valentine themed cards, but I just wasn’t able to get the right pink. I had just put the panel away thinking I might find a better use for the panel later. I finally used it here! 🙂


After trimming the embossed panel down a bit, I foam mounted a white panel I had cut at an angle, after stamping the a part of the sentiment, from Neat & Tangled Gardenia Blooms using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The second part, I used Mama Elephant Happy die and die cut from Paper Trey Ink Soft Stone card stock, which I turned ombre using Pumice Stone distress ink. I adhered it directly on the white panel.

Submitting this card to CAS on Sunday#79: Stencil It

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#453 – Hang In There!

PE: Winner at Stampin’ Royalty!! Yay!! 😀

Hello! Back to more critters. This time I used Mama Elephant stamps.

Hang in There

I stamped the critters and their ‘flying tools’ separately on normal white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink – this ink is actually water reactive, so I had to be careful while coloring (I was just lazy to get my non-water reactive ink, and just used this since it was on my desk! :P). I then watercolored them using distress inks. I used Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar to color the flying bunnies and Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade to color the umbrellas.

For the background I used Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed on it and splattered some water to make a colorful sky. I then cut out the clouds from white card stock using Paper Smooches Kite die. After determining where to place all the pieces, I stamped the sentiment and the bunnies and the umbrellas using Memento Tuxedo Black ink directly on the panel and adhered the bunnies and the umbrella on the panel directly. I then foam mounted this on a white card base.

Submitting this to Tic Tac Toe Challenge #6 (I chose Critters, Umbrella, Clouds), Stampin’ Royalty #321 (the yellow umbrellas are the inspiration) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Cute and Cuddly

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#452 – Easter Wishes

PE: Winner at Friday Mashup!

Hello! I just got a few new additions to my stash – this sweet little set from Mama Elephant named (so aptly) Oh Happy Birds, being one, my itchy hands couldn’t wait to make something out of them! 🙂 I was also terribly wanting to make something like this absolutely adorable card from the Waffle Flower blog. This stamp had the perfect little tiny birds for me to try the layout! Double the happiness!! 😀

Easter Wishes

The video tutorial was so helpful – I followed the steps just as Nina has shown. I drew the pencil line grid, cut out a square mask, stamped the birds using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the background using Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar. I then cut out the panel using My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner and then stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Fanciful Swirl and Memento Tuxedo Black.

Easter Wishes

I then cut out another panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and the decorative lines from Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders. For the card base, I applied Shaded Lilac distress ink and stamped the dots from Technique Tuesday Lots of Dots using the same ink. I then adhered all the panels together using foam tape. I love how beautiful the pastel colors suit the technique so well!

Submitting this to AAA Card Challenge #60: Easter, Just Us Girls #335: Color Challenge and Friday Mashup Challenge #245 where I’ve used the theme (Easter theme or Chicks & Bunnies) and the sketch. This is the last challenge over at Friday Mashup. I haven’t played a lot of their challenges, but its always sad to see a challenge wrap up. I wish them luch in whatever endeavour they choose to go on! 🙂

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