Christmas in July

Hello there!

Its Christmas in July and I’m glad I was able to do some simple background technique on today’s project. I know I might be too late to try coloring backgrounds using distress inks but its good to try things out even if its been around for a while.

I used three different ink colors to color my background then heat embossed some stars and sentiment using silver embossing. I must say it looks so pretty in real life. The big snowflake is a die cut using Simon Says Stamp & I cut it from silver glittered paper.

I also added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I used  Sketch Saturday challenge # 420 and color inspiration from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown-July colour challenge. 

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a closer look at the die cut snowflake

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I’m also entering this card to:

Catch the bug challenge, Christmas in July – Use Snowmen or Snowflakes and

Just us Girls challenge # 351, Sponging.

So totally cool

Today, I did a card using a sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge Sketch Challenge # 241.

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I used a combination of stamps from Mommy Lhey for the cute octopus, sentiment from Technique Tuesday, and the splash of turquoise patch from Hero Arts.

The stash of ribbon is from my previous collection, love to use them again this time.

I used a very simple water coloring on the octopus background and in the image too.  I added some sequins too and voila, clean and simple just the way I like it:)

I also used a color inspiration from WIW Color Challenge- Red,Turquoise, Black & White.

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And here’s my take

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I’m also entering this to Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer challenge. I used the octupus as my main image & used the circle too to focus on the image.

Polka Doodles Craft Challenge Week 26 – Add Ribbon or twine.

 

On your special day

Hiya!

Happy to share another card using stamps that I owned sometime ago from Wplus9.

First, I stamped the images in white pigment ink then put another colored ink on top of it, a little bit offset to create a shadow. I also added some sequins for additional texture and color. Always love sequins and one layer card:)

I used a card sketch from CAS(E) this sketch # 179.

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I’m entering this card to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge# 365, Flowers.

also in Naughty or Nice Challenge # 29, Anything Goes.

Clean and simple card

Just  checking in quickly to share a clean and simple card using Paper Smooches Afresco stamp set.

I stamped the barbeque skewers and the ants along with the salt shaker and ketchup, coloring them all using promarkers. I also die cut them using their coordinating dies that I later layered a bit. Some additional pepper, mushrooms and shrimp were also scattered around the ants for some fun.

I added the oval shape using a die, at closer look you can see the detail stitch from the die I used to emboss the shape. I then added a stitched line along the ovals for some details.

I’m entering this card to Paper Smooches July Challenge-Summer. In my home country, summer is the time for barbeque and grilling under the sun:) so this is my take on this month’s challenge.

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I used a car sketch inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches # 244.

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I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamps Challenge# 201, Anything Goes and

to Crafty Creations  challenge# 319, Clean and simple.

Happy Birthday

I’m joining in this week’s card challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #243.

I stamped both the card base with wood grain  background stamp and the white background with leaves and flowers.

I added the birthday sentiment stamp from Avery Elle older stamp set.

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I’m entering this card also to Seize the Birthday challenge, Anything goes with Butterfly topping.

Coloring & ribbons

Hello!

I got some time to make another card using a sketch from Viva La Verve June Sketch 2.

I used stamps from Paper Smooches. For the furry cat, I colored her with promarker with a light copic marker for her cheeks:)

I haven’t use much of my ribbon stash so this challenge is a great way to use my cute ribbons isn’t it?

the sketch inspiration:

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I’m also entering this card to Sweet Stamps Blog June Challenge – Anything Goes

and Crafty Sentiments Designs, Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks for being wonderful

Hello!

Trying to get back to my crafty groove by starting on this card sketch from Sketch N Scrap # 75.

On this card, I used my stamps from Ali Edwards and Paper Smooches. The patterned papers are previous ones I got from my stash.

Hopefully this will be start of finding my missing mojo:)

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Missing in Action

Hello!

Wow! Its been forever since I last posted a project or an update on what’s happening on the blog. This is the longest time I’ve been out of the blogosphere  and I also felt sorry leaving a big gap posting my card projects.

Lately, my focus is more at work and the times I have to create during weekends is taken by personal errands etc. Its seems that taking that much time off creating somehow leaves you more used to not doing any creative thing like card making. My mojo seems to be missing a lot. To add to that, I was on vacation around end of April and mid-May and the focus were more into the vacation itself.

Looking back at the past activities I had on the blog, I miss documenting my works. I wanted to continue creating but I need to re-start somewhere right? and this should be it:)

For those of you who have been following this blog, is there anything in particular that you wanted me to try, do or see? Will that be more cards, craft projects or what else? I’ll be happy to look into that.

Now time to plan the next moves. Thanks for hanging around.

 

Sweet thanks

Hello there!

Just stopping by to share a card using a sketch from Reverse Confetti, April Sketch challenge.

I die cut the donuts using the Donut You Know Confetti Cuts and sentiment from Donut You Know.

I always love using card sketch as it gives me a base on how to create the card, its fun to play with too, wondering how you will be able to do your take on the sketch.

I added hearts instead of the circles, just to add some extra fun

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Also entering this to Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 135, Anything Goes.

And in Crafty Calendar challenge, Anything Goes Challenge.

Fun birthday card

Hiya! Just stopping by to share this card for  Seize the Birthday challenge, Anything Goes Birthday.

I used the stamps from Clare Brown and Paper Smooches. I added some sequins and die cut some grass to create a scene.

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I’m also entering this card to Freshly Brewed Challenge, 201611 Happy Birthday.

And Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 134, Anything Goes.