#740 – Seize the Birthday – Teal and White

Hello! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and everyone’s invited! While the challenge is more or less an ‘anything goes with a birthday theme’, we do have an optional topping. And the optional topping this time is ‘Teal or White’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Happy Birthday

I went with an ombre look, with a lighter and darker shade of teal. I first created the background using distress oxide inks, then added a die cut layer of white card stock, which I die cut using Lil Inker Designs Diamond Chevron. The sentiment panel is Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy and the flowers are from Lesia Zgharda Kvity’s Contours and Leaflets stamps.

With this card, I am also joining

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes


Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Timeout Challenge #105; where they are celebrating their 4th birthday!!

Stamplorations March Challenge: All About Spring and Faith

I do hope you also stop over the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our talented DT and our amazing Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach! And don’t forget to join the fun – remember you can choose to go with or without the topping, as long as it is a birthday project!

And 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! 🙂

#694 – Thanks For Everything

PE: CAS(E) This Sketch Favorite!!

CASE This Sketch - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome! Its been some time I last worked on Kraft base cards, and somehow a ‘thanks’ theme with kraft seemed like the perfect fit.

Thanks for Everything

I made this card using the three basic and simple basics of card making – stamping, embossing and die cutting. I used the images from Reverse Confetti Blooms n Buds for stamping everything in tones of brown, die cut the sentiment ‘Thanks’ using Neat & Tangled Jounaling Alphas, the rest of the sentiment stamped from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint, finally the embossing in the background is using We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder. Very simple, but looks complicated. 😀

Thanks for Everything

Joining the following challenges with my card –

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #247

Fusion Challenge: Grateful

Paru’s Card Making November challenge: Thank You


Stamplorations November CAS Challenge: Anything Goes + Brown


Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#693 – Thanks

PE: Winner at Paru’s Card Making challenge!

Paru's Card Making Challenge - Winner

Winner at Altenew challenge! Yippie!!

Winner at Stamplorations CAS Challenge!! Yay!

Stamplorations - CAS Challenge Winner

Hello! Made this card with the current Altenew challenge colors. Mostly using oranges and browns, with a splash of yellow in an otherwise earthy colored card.


I used Altenew Watercolored Wonders with distress inks. The sentiment comes from Honey Bee Stamps Brush Grunge Alpha. I added some dots using gold pearl pen.


Joining the following challenges with my card –

Bastel Traum challenge: Thanks


The Flower Challenge #14: Clean and Simple

Paru’s Card Making challenge: November theme: Thank You

Altenew November Inspiration challenge

Stamplorations November CAS Challenge: Anything Goes with browns

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#682 – You Are Incredible

Hello! At times, I feel like bringing out a coloring medium.. and then I keep going with the same thing, until I suddenly realize that its all I’ve been using. Happened this time with my color pencils. I suddenly realized that it’s been some time since I took them out, and started some coloring with them. And then I just kept using them, and no other media for coloring.. and then it hit me that I wasn’t using anything else! It’s a cycle that never fails to repeat.. and I already know what’s on my list next – Zig colro brush pens.. yup, its been a while since I took them out! 😉

Anyway, I digress. This is what I made using my color pencils.. Also, it had been some time since I took out these old favorites of mine – Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set. And it made just the most beautiful combination! 🙂

You Are Incredible

On some scrap cardstock, I stamped the flowers in a light kraft ink, then colored them using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fussy cut them. On a card panel I stamped the a few more images using the same ink, and colored only a few ares with a light grey color. I also stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, using a dark brown ink. I trimmed this layer, and foam mounted it on the card bas and also foam mounted the fussy cut flowers.

You Are Incredible

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge

Ellen Hutson October Mix it Up Challenge with Altenew

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #13: Use Your Favorite Flower. They are celebrating their first birthday – yippie yay yay!! And like Aileen says in her blog, it’s pretty difficult for me too, to choose my favorite flower stamp, but this one is definitely an old favorite! 🙂 (Oh, and I would love to have the Neat & Tangled Bloom stamp & die set, if I win!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#668 – Sending Hugs

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe!!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

Hello! Somehow I’ve been making CAS cards lately, and been happy with the lot of them, especially since CAS comes hard for me.. I always tend to think that the card ‘needs a little more’ and so, nothing ends up CAS! 🙂 Here’s another one I just made last night –

Sending Hugs

I created the background by first stamping the ‘hugs’ using Honey Bee Stamps Hand Written Alpha, then stamped all the other images, from Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral. Keeping this case, I heat embossed in black the flower from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony on watercolor paper and then watercolored it using distress inks, then fussy cut it.

Sending Hugs

Before adhering the flower, I stamped the ‘sending’ part of the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp using Fossilzed Amber distress oxide ink. And that’s my card!

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge: with Honey Bee Stamps

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #12 (I used Embossing, Distress Inks, Sentiment)



Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15 (I used Monochrome, Yellow, Get Well)

Addicted to CAS Challenge #120: Florals

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#665 – CAS and Quick Watercoloring

PE: Top Pick at Sovushka Slavia Stage 1!

Sovushka Slavia - Top

Hello! I made a CAS card this time, inspired by a couple of CAS challenges –

Celebrate Your Day

I first stamped the flowers & leaves from Altenew Adore You stamp set on a watercolor panel using kraft ink, then watercolored them using Prima watercolor pencils. For this dotty, scratchy like appearance, I first drew the lines using the pencils, then applied the watercolor, just enough to spread some color, then left it at that. This shows off the tooth of the watercolor paper, which forms a great texture along with the scratches of pencil lines.

Celebrate Your Day

Once done, I fuzzy cut the bottom of the card, then trimmed the sides to fit my grey card base and then foam mounted it. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts, which I stamped using grey and kraft ink.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: 2017 CAS Marathon: Stage 1: Stamp and Flowers

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Altenew September Inspiration Challenge

The Flower Challenge #12: Tic Tac Toe (I am using the vertical left-most – Sentiment, CAS, Blue)

Clean and Simple on Friday Challenge #116: Color Me Pretty

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂