#712 – Thank You

PE: Winner at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!! Yay!!! πŸ™‚

Tic Tac Toe - Winner

Hello and welcome! I wanted to make a Thank You card, and so made this one inspired by the Altenew Inspiration color challenge.

Thank You

The flowers are from Altenew Painted thanks. I used distress inks, misted with water to stamp the flowers. I then die cut it using Paper Trey Ink Center Style: Feminine die, then stacked the die cut to adhere theΒ  trimmed panel and die cut back on the card base.

I then stamped the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Brush Grunge alpha and also a part of the frame using Paper Trey Ink Center Style: Feminine stamp. I then added a few dots using a gel pen. I wanted to do a splatter effect, but I was afraid that the splatters would fall where I didn’t want them, so I added the dots myself.

Thank You

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Timeout Challenge #100: Thankful

Just us Girls challenge #422: Word Week: Anything Goes Challenge

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #29 (I used Stamping/Die cut/White)

Altenew January Inspiration Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚


#710 – Coloring with Pens and Stripes

Hello! We have a new challenge up at Seize the Birthday, and this time we are having a ‘No Toppings’ or anything goes challenge, which means that you can just join the fun with any Birthday project of your choice!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s my card – I’ve had this pretty stamp set from Simon Says Stamp from such a long time, but I haven’t made something I was happy with with it ever since I bought it. But this time, somehow the technique, images and idea clicked! πŸ™‚

Sending Birthday Wishes

For the background, I used Spellbinders Paisley embossing folder. For the top panel, I first cut out a 3*4.25 inches panel, stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Look For the Miracles stamp set. I used a mid tone gray ink, since I knew that the pens’ inks were darker and would definitely color over this gray.. why simply stamp in a light ink when you can have things easier, right? πŸ˜‰

Sending Birthday Wishes

Once done stamping, I started drawing the stripes over all the images. These are Uniball gel pens that I used. Pretty good quality, since its been quite some time since I bought them, and they haven’t dried yet, even though I haven’t used them.

Sending Birthday Wishes

For the sentiment, I stamped the portion below with black ink. There was a little of the ink pad’s fiber there, which ended up as a blotch, but I let it be… handmade, right!? πŸ˜› That sentiment is from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Coralina’s Flowers. The die cut part is from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3, which I colored with Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink, then added some Sunshine perfect pearls on top, for some shine that matched the gold pen that I used earlier on the images. And that’s my card!

I am also joining these challenges –

AAA Card Challenge #105: Its Time to Sparkle

As You See It Challenge #166: Its Time to Sparkle

Double D Challenge: Anything Birthday/Anything Anniversary Goes with the Mood board

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #29 (I chose Stamping/Die-cut/White)

Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more spectacular inspiration from the DT and our Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚


#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


Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

#534 – Winnie & Walter: WCMD 2016 (Take 2)

PE: Honorable Mention at Tic Tac Toe!!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

Hello! Continuing with the WCMD celebrations from the Winnie & Walter blog, I am making my second submission.

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2016

This time, I chose to make a CAS card – actually, a couple, the next one is going to be in my next post – for CAS with Kate and for CASE with Lydia. Here’s my first card –

Happy Birthday

Here’s the card that I CASEd – Lydia’s card! πŸ™‚ I borrowed the colors, the stamping style and the black sentiment –

Adding faux texture to one-layer cards

CAS Card making couldn’t get any simpler! I simply stamped the flowers and leaves from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers, then some dots from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet. I then covered a scrap piece of cardstock with the polka dotted washi tape (simply because I didn’t have it in pattern paper) and die cut the sentiment using Winnie & Walter Happy die; the rest of the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & Party, is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. After adding the sentiments, I just added a few pearls for embellishing. And that’s it!! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

I am also submitting this card to Tic Tac Toe Challenge 19 (I chose Color Inspiration, Polka Dots, Birthday) –

And here’s my color inspiration –

orange color:


Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚






#526 – Fall Thanks

PE: Honorable Mention at Stampin’ Royalty!!

Hello! The card today is made using another panel I made from the embossing folder + distress ink + misting technique, using Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. The first one is in my previous post. I did say then that I couldn’t stop making panel using this technique, but unfortunately, not all of then are turned into cards.. I just didn’t get that many ideas..talk about a let down!

So, anyway, here’s card no. 2!


This time, I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve distress inks, and went in a V-shape when coloring the embossing folder. I also splattered the dried panel using my Camel drawing inks…lots of little splatters! πŸ˜€ I also trimmed and distressed the sides using my Prima Comfort Craft Distressing tool.


Before I added the sentiment, I added a strip of gold glitter washi tape, then topped it with a vellum piece I had leftover from this card. What I had done, was use my Zig two way glue stick to add some random lines on vellum and add some copper leafing once it dried and became tacky.

After I added the vellum strip, I added the sentiment, which I had die cut from white cardstock using Paper Smooches Thanks die. Finally I added some gold sequins for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #17 (I used Sequins, Thanks and Fall Theme) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #211: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Dimension & Bling


Stampin’ Royalty Challenge #346: Fall Theme

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚


#512 – Thanks


First, some good news – I don’t usually put reports of my wins in challenges, but this one is a bit special. Virginia’s View Challenge is one of my favorite challenges – she just re-started the challenge after a break, and wow! There were so many submissions and so much of inspiration!! She announced the winners just yesterday, and I have my cards, not just in the Top 10, but also as an Honorable Mention – double the reasons to celebrate!!

So here’s my thanks to Virginia, the super lady – she’s an inspiration!!


A very simple card to make – and I think if the pink is replaced by blue, it can even make a standard (at least color wise) masculine card! πŸ˜‰


Supplies used:
Altenew Painted Poppies
Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Sweet Blush, PTI Melon Berry, PTI Berry Sorbet, Memento Pear Tart and Crushed Olive distress ink
American Crafts Shimelle Woodgrain embossing folder
PTI Wet Paint

I made that silver paper myself by applying some silver acrylic paint on cardstock. Looks so beautiful, I love it!!

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15 (I chose Word Dies+Sparkle+Color Blocking) –

Happy Little Stampers: August Mixed Media Challenge: Metal

Altenew April Challenge


The Heart Desires Challenge #3 (I’ve used plant, metallic and woodgrain…and pink! ;))

Woodcraft Store: Clean and Simple: Embossing (The background has dry embossed woodgrain) –

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚