#867 – Guest Designing at Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

Hello and welcome!! Guess what – I am guest designing at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! So excited to join Felicita and her talented team this week!

Here’s the board for Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #65:


I chose the diagonal from top left – Stripes/Checks – Square – Emboss. And here’s my card –

Tic Tac Toe challenge #65 GD

I started with cutting out strips of vellum, which I then colored in shades of pink, green and yellow-orange using my Zig brush marker pens. I arranged these pieces on a white card panel, applied double sided tape on the back of the panel, tucked the sides behind and trimmed off the excess. I then foam mounted this on a white card base.

Next came the focus. I die cut several pieces of Spellbinders Birds on a Wire and adhered them together. I then heat embossed the top panel with a custom mix of mine. I applied two coats of the embossing for some additional texture.

To perch the birds, I die cut a piece of square, combining a couple of dies from My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Square and Itsy Bitsy Square dies. I foam mounted this on the vellum striped panel, and then foam mounted the birds on top.

Tic Tac Toe challenge #65 GD (closeup)

The sentiment comes from Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script stamp set, which I stamped using a dark grey ink, fussy cut and then foam mounted. To embellish I used sequins from Ranganjali.

Checkout the Tic-Tac-Toe DT in their challenge blog – they’ve got some awesome inspiration for us!! And thank you so much Felicita, for inviting me!

Come by once again…my next post is in a few more hours!

#749 – Enjoy Your Day

Hello! I am so very pleased and honored to be joining the Sovushka Slavia Sketch Challenge as a Guest Designer yet again. This is one of my favorite challenges, which requires CAS cards and the sketches are beautiful. Here’s the sketch for the latest challenge –

And here’s what I made –

Enjoy Your Day

I used the Paper Trey Ink Mighty Bloom die cut twice, on Yellow and white card stock, and adhered these on some newsprint. Laying this at an angle, I foam mounted it on a white card base and trimmed off the excess. The sentiment is die cut from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint die, stacked and adhered on the die cut. The stamped part of the sentiment is from the co-ordinating stamp set, Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint, which I have white heat embossed, before adhering it to the card.

Check out the wonderful creations from the DT of Sovushka Slavia for more inspiration!

With this card I am also joining the following challenges –

Tic Tac Toe challenge #45 (Yellow – Free – Punch/Die cut)

Addicted to Stamps challenge #289: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 🙂

#748 – Birthdays are a Hoot

Hello and welcome! Today I have the honor and pleasure to be present at two challenge blogs.. Its a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and I am also Guest Designing at CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!

At Seize the Birthday, we have ‘Anything Goes’ challenge, which means any birthday themed project goes! And here’s the sketch for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge –


Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Birthdays are a Hoot

I used the cute little owls from Lil Inker Designs Hootie Patootie stamp set. They are just so adorable!!! I colored them using Faber Castell oil pastels, fuzzy cut them. I cut out a panel of olive green card stock using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die, which I then embossed using Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. I then foam mounted the panel over a white card base, then foam mounted the critters, clouds, balloons, and sentiment on top.

I hope you enjoyed my card. And I hope you find time to join both the challenges – they are totally fun. You can find more inspiration at the CAS(E) This Sketch blog and the Seize the Birthday blog, where we are joined by our Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#738 – Guest Designing at Tic Tac Toe challenge

Hello! Today I have the pleasure of Guest Designing at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! I am so happy and so excited!! I love this challenge, cuz we get a total 9 ways of playing along!!! Awesome!!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe board for the challenge #38


I chose to use Polka Dots — Die Cuts — Happy combination. Here’s what I made –

You Make My Heart Happy

I used Technique Tuesday Lots of Dots to make the polka dotted background, and We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder over the teal cardstock to get some texture. The flowers are from WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones, which I stamped using distress inks, misted with water. The die cut sentiment is from Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy, and the stamped portion is from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder. After assembling the card, I added some clear white gems to embellish the card.

You Make My Heart Happy

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking March Challenge: Anything Goes

Challenge BadgeMar18

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Do stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see what more can be created using this board. The DT is totally inspiring!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#733 – Timeout Reminder

Hello! Its time for a reminder post for the Timeout challenge, where I am guest designing. The current challenge is a Theme Challenge, with the theme being “Hobbies” and the sponsors are CAS-ual Friday stamps.


Did you notice that there is an “Optional Twist”? Although I had seen that last time, I was too hyped while making my card and completely forgot about it then! So, I thought of trying to make a one layered card this time.

And what hobby? Card making, of course!! The whole reason for my blog!! 😀

You've Got Happy Mail

I made a card with a lot of critters exchanging cards between them. For what reason? I don’t know! Isn’t it enough that cards are getting exchanged??

Anyway, the critters are all from WPlus9 Happy Mail stamp set, and so is the sentiment. The flowers in the background are from Purple Onion Designs, named Blooms. I used a kraft card base and colored these critters using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

Hope you liked my card. Do checkout the Timeout challenge blog, where you’ll find even better inspiration from the DT! And don’t forget to play along!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#727 – Guest Designing for Timeout Challenge

Hello! So very excited to be Guest Designing at Timeout challenge! It feels wonderful to join the amazing ladies in this team!!

The challenge this time is a Theme Challenge, with the theme being “Hobbies” and the sponsors are CAS-ual Friday stamps.


Now, I do have quite a few hobbies, but how do I represent them in a card?!?? Somehow I ended up picking up an easy one. Reading.

Enjoy the Little Things

I used to be quite an avid reader, but somehow that’s decreased to more than I like in the last few years. I am going to make a real effort to rising my “reading time” again this year, so wish me luck! 🙂

Coming back to the card – I used images from Waffle Flower Bird and Bear along with a stack of books that I drew by hand, colored them using distress ink and fussy cut them. For the background, I used double die cut – Lil Inker Designs Diamond Lace die along with Spellbinders Labels 24 die. The sentiment comes from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp. The card base is Fabriano Elle Erre paper.

Do take a time out and join the challenge – and do checkout the Timeout Challenge blog, the spectacular DT has some fabulous inspiration in store for you! 🙂

Joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Take Note

SSS - Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die Cut

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#723 – Guest Designing at WCMC9

Hello! I am beyond excited and so very elated to be guest designing at Where Creativity Meets C9!! What’s more, the theme this time is one of my favorites – if I wasn’t the GD, I would definitely have played multiple times!! The theme is ‘Watercoloring’


And here’s what I created –

Just a Little Note

Its a quick card to make. I stamped the flower cluster image from Hello Lovely in MFT Hybrid ink, then proceeded with messy watercoloring using distress inks. I chose a pink-green-gray combo. Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. Makes this a clean one layer card!

Just a Little Note

Do stop over the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog – you’ll see some awesome inspiration from their DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂