#725 – Dichrome Card

PE: Winner at Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch!!

Sovushka Slavia - Challenge Winner

Hello! I’ve done a few monochromatic cards before, but not so many with just two colors. You know how it is with some colors – you think they won’t gel well together until you see proof that they do! Its the same with this particular combination of light pink and teal. Its just beautiful!

Birthday Wishes

I am actually CASEing this beautiful card from Heather Hoffman. Look at that pretty pattern paper on the balloon – love it!


I used stamps from 4 stamp sets from Winnie & Walter on this card – In Bloom: Carolina’s Flowers, In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers and Sketchy Thoughts and 2 die sets – Big Balloon Cutaways and Sketchy Thoughts (not counting the co ordinating die cut for the ‘Happy’). And of course, just two colors for stamping! 🙂

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #79

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Favorite

Clean and Simple on Friday: Challenge #126: Dies

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash Challenge

Comeback challenge with Taheerah

Four Challenge with Shay

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#717 – Guest Designing for Sovushka Slavia CASEing Challenge

Hello! I am super excited to be joining the Sovushka Slavia CASEing Challenge as a Guest Designer! Its one of the challenges that I am always eager to play, and it is wonderful to be able to join them this time!

For this CASEing challenge, we are CASEing Laurie Willison. Here’s her simple and beautiful card –

Love the kraft base, the clean embossing and the minimal coloring! My CASEd version carries a neutral card base, embossing and the minimal coloring (?) using three colors –


I used Simon Says Stamp Emma stamp, stamped it on gray cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then clear heat embossed it. I then watercolored portions of the image using red, pink and blue perfect pearls. They are just perfect for watercoloring and getting that beautiful satin shine! Love it!!


Once that dried, I trimmed the panel, then mounted it on a white card base. I then added a circle of vellum die cut using Mama Elephant Dew Fancy dies. I finally added the sentiment, stacked, die cut using the Memory Box Hello Script die.


Since the shine of the embossing and the perfect pearls was plenty, I refrained from adding any more embellishments.

I am also joining the following challenges with my card –

Tic Tac Toe challenge #31 (I chose Pink, Red and Light Blue)

Happy Little Stampers: January Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Stop over at the Sovushka Slavia blog to see more inspiring projects from the DT! They are just amazing! And take some time to play along too!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#714 – Monochromatic CAS

Hello and welcome! I made this really simple and easy card, sort of in a hurry. I’ve been trying to come up with something for some time now, but wsan’t happy with most of the ideas, finally settled with this –

Have a beautiful day

I first stamped a panel with grey inks using the feathers from Hero Arts Feathers stamp set. I then die cut it using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, mounted it on a white card base. The leaves are from Concord 7 9th Layering Leaves and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia.

I’m joining a few challenges with this card –

Ellen Hutson January Mix it up Challenge with Concord & 9th

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #17: Use your first Concord & 9th set (I had  brought three – Hello Lovely, Lace Leaf and Layering Leaf)


Sovushka Slavia Sketch Challenge #78

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#711 – All I Want for Christmas

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color combo challenge!! Yay!!!

Winner at Sovusha Slavia CASEing challenge!! Yippie!! 🙂

Sovushka Slavia - Challenge Winner

Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge Favorite!!

Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Favourite Badge

Yes, well, I haven’t finished making Christmas cards…what can I say.. I hadn’t made enough to satisfy myself earlier, so I am still making them… Or maybe this will be last.. 😀

All I Want for Christmas...

I made this card using Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday. I wasn’t finished with that cute lil kitten there yet with my last card, and I just had to use it once more!

All I Want for Christmas...

I used distress inks for the background, splattered some water, and added the snowflakes using Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The critters are watercolored using Prima pencils. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and white heat embossed.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Winnie & Walter December Color Combo with Heather H


Addicted to Stamps & More: Challenge 273: Holiday

Addicted to Stamps - Holiday

Sovushka Slavia Caseing Challenge #16 where we are CASEing Marge Yoon

Sovushka Slavia - CASEing

Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#675 – Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon – Final

PE: Top at Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon!!! Yay!!!

Sovushka Slavia - Top

Hello! As part of the final round of the Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon, we are required to post a general post with cards we have created, to all 4 stages in our blog. This is what this post is about! 🙂

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Here are all the submissions I made to the various stages of the challenge –

Stage 1: Stamp and Flowers

Celebrate Your Day

Stage 2: Using Animated Heroes – People, Animals, Fairy Tale Chars (Entry 1 and Entry 2)

Birthday Wishes

Just A Little Hello

Stage 3: using sentiments

Happy For You

Stage 4: creating a scene

Cold Nose Warm Heart

Click on the links above if you want to see the details on each card.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#673 – Cold Nose Warm Heart

PE: Top at Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon Stage 4!!

Sovushka Slavia - Top

Hello! Presenting another CAS card from me.. don’t know how long I can last with these CAS cards, but I am definitely glad I am able to make them! So, no complaining and no jinxing from me!! 😀

Cold Nose Warm Heart

This card is a CASE of Lindsey’s card. It is such a simple and beautiful card, using the concept of ‘coloring only one element’ which I really like in a CAS card.

I used My Favorite Things Top Dog for my cute puppies and Stamplorations Houses stamp set to create the background scene (the trees are from My Favorite Things Ewe Are the Best stamp set). When stamping on the card base, I didn’t use any masking, since I knew I would use another piece to add on the colored puppies later. So, the background scene remains one layered, and ridiculously easy to create.

Cold Nose Warm Heart

I stamped and watercolored the two puppies and the large heart on watercolor paper using distress inks, fuzzy cut them, then adhered them directly on the card base. Somehow the puppies look kinda 3D in real life, and I ended up really loving how the card came out! 🙂

Sharing my card on the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon: Stage 4: creating a scene

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #261: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#671 – Happy For You

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

So I started to make this card keeping three things in mind – focus on sentiment, autumn colors, window.

Happy For You

I started with embossing and die cutting the hexagon window using Spellbinders Hexagon dies. I then prepared the background using distress oxide inks. Finally came the sentiment. For this I used Nuvo mousse in Lemon Sorbet, Fresh Copper and Cosmic Brown. I used finger dauber to apply these colors on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die cut it. The die comes from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy die set. I also die cut another piece using black cardstock and adhered it behind the other piece. The ‘for you’ comes from My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery, which I heat embossed in gold.

Happy For You

I adhered the colorful background on the card base and then mounted the window panel and the sentiment pieces on. But then, I felt that it was missing a bit of a sparkle that I wanted. So I used a bit of perfect pearls on both the sentiment and the background, just on a few spots, for a bit of sparkle. I also adhered a few sequins to embellish. And that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – using sentiments

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Bastel Traum Challenge #57: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I chose Embossing, Sequins, Clean & Simple card)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16 (I chose Metalllic, Window, free)

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors


CAS On Friday Challenge #117: Dies

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season


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