Joining in this week in Retro sketches #110.

I used Sarah Hurley‘s A Few of My Favourite Things Neopolitan Kit.  Love the soft neutral colors of the papers so I decided to use them in a clean and simple wedding card. I added some pearls to complement the colors and a lace for a soft touch.

I also stamped the last end of the triangle piece with Sarah’s sequins mini stamp from the February Documented365 kit.





I’m also entering this card in

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge # 8, Anything Goes

My Besties Norge Challenge # 16 - Ribbon and/ or Lace

Scribble and Scrap Challenge # 15, Anything Goes.


# awesome

I got some sequins from a local craft store when I went there to just look around over the weekend. What better way to use them than add some glitz on a card.

I used a card sketch from this week’s Fusion Card Challenge  and added those sequin on top and below the oval shape of the  frame. I then added some feathers and heart that I fuzzy cut from Sarah Hurley’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit. All papers I used are all from the same kit.

For my hashtag, I also used my favorite Outline alpha stamps from Sarah Hurley. I just added some lines to mimic a sketched look.

I added selective  stitching in the arrows below to add some texture and dimension. This is just fit for Sarah Hurley’s April challenge, Real or faux stitching that I’m also hosting this month.






I always love stitching crafts and applying them also into cards is just great. I love both real and faux stitching but find the real stitching adds more character to the card itself, a more handmade feel.

I’m entering this card also to As You Like it Challenge, Favourite Style of Stitching.

And My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge 16, Anything Goes Challenge.


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Joining in this week’s Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge. I used the Surf and Turf stamp set for this fun sea creatures.

I colored the images with promarkers and fuzzy cut them and arrange them in each of the blocks. For the sentiment in the block, I stamped each of the word in each line then white embossed them. I put some of the images using dimensional foam adhesives and some directly in the block for some variety.

I used the card sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch # 72 challenge.





New stamps

I got this new Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set from Newton’s Nook blog win.

What will be the great way to use it than to make my take in their Inky Paws Challenge #8 – Sketch challenge.

I’m seeing a lot of colored pencil coloring with gamsol and I would like to try them myself. Sadly, there’s no gamsol available in Doha that I could find. I have looked at the biggest craft and arts shop locally but to no avail.

When I saw some amazing coloring with this technique (using gamsol) from Nichol Magouirk, I asked her what is the alternative for gamsol. She said she heard about baby oil but haven’t tried it herself.

Over the weekend. I did try using baby oil and it seems to blend too with the colored pencil grains. So in my card, I colored Newton  with colored pencils including the gift boxes.

I think the color seems pale and need to be darkened for some intensity. This is my first attempt to use this technique so a lot of improvement ahead right?

For the birthday sentiment, I followed the curved shape of the circle when I stamped. One good thing of using a clear stamp is the flexibility to manipulate the shape, curved, rounded or just straight.

For the hat, I stamped it in a patterned paper and fuzzy cut both my main image and the party hat. I just added a fun ribbon for the diagonal strip.




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I’m also entering this card to Seize the birthday, Anything goes birthday challenge.

Also in Simon Says Stamp, Happy Birthday Challenge.


This month I’m hosting the April challenge at Sarah Hurley 365 blog, the theme that’s close to my heart – stitching.

The challenge is to apply stitching in your project, faux, hand or machine stitched, in any way you would like.

For my take, I stitched the three bokeh hearts in one of Sarah’s journaling piece to give it more emphasis. I also die cut a tag with stitching details at the background of my Doodle doll.  For her dress, I paper pieced them using Sarah’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit.

The design team did a great job in their challenge take too so be sure to head over to the challenge blog for more inspiration.



Supplies used:

Embossing folder
Tag die cut
Enamel dots
My sketch inspiration is from the Fusion Card challenge and I’m entering this to their Fusion # 7 challenge.

Birthday card

I’m so excited to finally use the new stamps and dies from Mama Elephant. I love their super cute characters in their stamps and I’m sharing some of them here.

I colored the baby chick and dinosaur from the Just hatched stamps set with promarkers. Then I die cut them with their coordinating Just hatched die.

The birthday stamp from Newston’s Nook Birthday Bash stamp set just fits well with the banner die cut from Simon Says Stamp. I have the banner die for a while but haven’t really used them until today.

My card base background was stamped with a woodgrain stamp from Hero Arts.

I’m entering this card in this week’s Retro Sketches # 108 challenge. Only few hours left before challenge close so better get hurry :)




I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday challenge

And also in Charisma Cardz Anything Goes Challenges.



I adore you

I’ve been wanting to have a typewriter stamp in the past so when Sarah Hurley has release this new Be Mine stamp set I ordered them right away from her.

I colored them with promarker then fuzzy cut them. I used the card sketch in today’s project from Seize the Sketch # 16.

I created the sentiment from Sarah Hurley’s Outline Alpha stamp set. All the papers I used are all from Sarah’s  Be Mine scrapbooking kit and Journaling card.





I fuzzy cut the heart from the Be Mine kit as well. I added a foam square to pop them in the page.



I’m also entering this card to Charisma Cardz  Clean & Simple card challenge.

You Rock

Finally get some crafting time today.

I got some new die from Paper Smooches and a new Ledger background stamp from Sarah Hurley, I used them both here to create a rockin’ card for the month of March Designer Draft Challenge.

I used the Notebook basic die from PS and stamped the background with Sarah’s ledger stamp  using Versamark ink for texture. I stamped the sentiment as well using white embossing powder.

I totally forgot that I also use Versamark in the background and had some parts of the background sticking out in the sentiment area. I find the effect great so I just leave it with some powder too to emboss. Love how it turned out.

I die cut the leaves as well and used the negative part of the notebook to be part of the design.

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I’m entering this card also in Through The Craft Room Door, Anything Goes challenge.

and The Crafting Cafe, Clean and Simple challenge.


Deconstructed sketch

It’s my first time to take the challenge at Deconstructed sketch. I’m joining this week in Deconstructed sketch # 142.

I love doing card sketches as it gives you a starting point in doing your project. You can mix and match papers, stamps and just whatever you have on hand.

Today I finally break my Mama Elephant Love from above stamp set. Love the cute angels in this set.There’s so many stamps and coordinating die at Mama Elephant but for now I can only keep them in my Wish List until the budget permits :)

The zigzag pocket bag is from Whisker Graphics. It’s been lying in my crafting table for some time but so glad I’m able to use it in this card. I added an extra note card inside for some notes. The banner is tab is from two different washi tapes that I have on stash. Love their diagonal colors too.




That’s it for now, enjoy the rest of the weekend :)



A quick post to show my take in Freshly Made Sketches # 127. I haven’t played around this sketch challenge for a while so its nice to take part this week.

I used the papers from Sarah Hurley’s 8×8 paper and my favorite stamps also from Sarah Hurley. Love this set :)  I colored the cameras with promarkers and punched some hearts to add some colors.

Inspirational sketch

FMS Final 127-001





Happy weekend!