#628 – Reminder for Timeout Challenge

Hello! I had the opportunity to be Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge last week. This post is the reminder for the same challenge… You’ve still got time to join! And with such a fabulous inspiration picture, how could you not play! πŸ™‚

Home Sweet Home

The challenge theme is “Home Sweet Home”,Β sponsored by Happy Little Stamper, who are giving a $15 gift voucher for winner!

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And here’s my second piece of inspiration – this time, I chose the two cushions on the left, with the pretty abstract flowery pattern. The colors in them are truly marvelous! I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamps to create a background. For stamping, I used distress inks, since I didn’t want a clear image, but rather a sort of grainy, splotchy look… Well, I wasn’t completely successful, since I did some direct without any manipulation, but it was the look I wanted, and I am quite happy with it. πŸ™‚

Hello Beautiful

Once done, I die cut the panel using MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles, mounted the pieces on the card base, raising the center piece by placing foam underneath. Then came a piece of vellum with the ‘beautiful’ from Altenew Beautiful Lady stamped, and then the ‘hello’ die cut, which I layered with a few layers of cue cuts, from Winnie and Walter.

Hello Beautiful

I am also joining these challenges –

The Flower Challenge #9: Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Chalelnge #246: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Hope you liked my inspiration piece! Do stop by the Timeout Challenge blog – they’ve got some spectacular inspiration waiting for you! It was truly wonderful to join this team, even is just for two posts! Thank you so much for inviting me! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#624 – Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge

Hello! I am super excited to be Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge! I am absolutely delighted to play along with this talented team!!

Time Out Challenge - Guest Designer

The challenge this time a picture inspiration with the theme is “Home Sweet Home”,Β sponsored by Happy Little Stamper, who are giving a $15 gift voucher for winner! Here’s the picture inspiration –

Home Sweet Home

Isn’t that bird on the front cushion a real beauty!? I mean, really! I tell you, this is the first time I seriously wanted an image layering bird stamp set – there are so many to choose from, that I always deferred from buying one, but this image really pushed me… and I restrained myself with great difficulty (please don’t berate me, I am trying to be on a budget!! πŸ˜‰ )

So, I just chose another one of those pretty cushions – the one on the right most behind. I just loved the look of those beautiful lilacs, and I had just the perfect pattern paper for this!! And this is what I made –

Birthday Wishes

I trimmed a portion of the flower from the paper, so that I could mount it on another level. And I adhered the rest of the paper on the base, then added a piece of vellum, that I embossed with Craft Concepts Grunge Stripes embossing folder, on top. I then adhered the paper with the flower on it, trimming the excess on all sides. The sentiment die cut is Winnie & Walter In a Word: Wishes.

Birthday Wishes

And that’s my card. Hop you are inspired by it.

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Paper Players Challenge #347: Theme Challenge: Birthday

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175: Use those Pattern Papers

Just Us Girls Challenge #396: Word Week: Die Cuts

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Do stop by the Timeout Challenge blog – they’ve got some spectacular inspiration waiting for you! Thank you so much, again for inviting me! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#610 – Addicted to CAS – Guest Designer

Hello! I am really happy to day to be Guest Designing at the Addicted to CAS Challenge blog! Thank you so much for having me over! πŸ™‚

ATCAS - GUEST DESIGNER

The theme this time is “Grunge”.

ATCAS - code word grunge

Now, I am not someone who makes grunge cards, and the theme was pretty difficult for me.. but that’s what challenges are for – guest designing or not!! πŸ˜‰ After pondering on it for a while, I came up with this card –

Miss You

The stamp set Adore You from Altenew is just perfect for a variety of techniques – starting from just outlining in beautiful colors, or coloring.. so why not make some grunge?…I thought.. So I mixed it with My Favorite Things Abstract Art stamp set to make this card. Of course, I used MISTI for great and perfect stamping, since the flowers are cut outs, foam mounted on the base, mounted to give dimension.

Finally, the sentiment, black base with heat embossed sentiment, came from Mama Elephant In My Heart stamp set.

Miss You

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stamplorations April CAS challenge: Any Pastel color

The Heart Desires Challenge #11 : I went with the colors and the flowers

Addicted to Stamps challenge #239: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hop over to the Addicted to CAS blog for more amazing (and proper) Grunge cards, and join the challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#568 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer (Part 4)

Hello! It is my last Guest Post over at the Paper Smooches blog. Do go and check it out for some snowman fun cards…here are the sneak peeks!

Paper Smooches GD - Christmas Wishes

Paper Smooches GD - You Melt My Heart

I really want to thank Kim for the having me over as the Guest Designer for this entire month and also sending me all these amazing Paper Smooches products..they were adorable, and totally fun to play with!! Thank you so so much Kim! You rock! ❀

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#564 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer (Part 3)

Hello! Its the third week I am guest designing at the Paper Smooches blog! Kim had sent me products from the Paper Smooches December release and today I have a couple of cards featuring the Cozy Coffee die! Here are the sneak peeks of what you’ll get to see at the Paper Smooches blog –

Warm Wishes

Cozy Coffee

Please hop over to the Paper Smooches blog to see the complete cards! πŸ™‚

And thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#562 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer (Part 2)

Hello! Super excited to be back again with another post on the Paper Smooshes blog as the December Guest Designer! I finally received Kim’s parcel last week (thank you so much Kim!!), and I found a treasure trove in it! Their December release products are just awesome and so inspiring!

Here are sneak peeks of what you can find in the Paper Smooches today –

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2) - Sneak Peek

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2) - Sneak Peek

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you stop by again next week for my 3rd Guest Designer post!

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#560 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer

Hello! I am super excited to be the guest designer for Paper Smooches for the month of December! I absolutely love their products – and am a big fan! Unfortunately, the parcel Kim sent hasn’t reached me yet, so I had to use some of their older products – which are equally awesome!

Here are the seek peaks of the cards that are posted in the Paper Smooches blog

Season's Greetings

Happy Everything

And here’s a little bonus πŸ˜›

Season's Greetings

I used silver embossing and Gansai Tambi watercolors in two shades of blue and silver, and the stamp in focus is Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes (no snowdudes, only snowflakes! ;))

Season's Greetings

Now, pop over to the Paper Smooches blog to see the actual projects! πŸ™‚