Stripes and watercolor

Happy Saturday!

For this card I used fabric tape to create the red stripes. I have a big bottle full of washi and different tapes and I thought I need to make use of them frequently because they deserved more love ๐Ÿ™‚ The blue strip is a washi that I crossed over the red tape.

I used stamped images from My Favorite Things and colored them with watercolor. The Christmas tree was colored with promarkers.

The holiday season is soon to come and I need to do my holiday cards this early.

My sentiment is die cut from My Favorite Things as well.

I used a card sketch from Sketch N Scrap, Card Sketch # 84.

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I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge # 216-Anything Goes.

And Always Playing with Paper Challenge #83, Christmas Inspiration. I used the Christmas theme, gift and red stripes in my card ๐Ÿ™‚

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And Perfectly Created Chaos, Challenge #4- Anything Goes challenge.

Merry Christmas – die cut

Hiya!

I was able to do some holiday cards today and this one is just one of them.

I used my new stamps from My Favorite Thingsย and did some die cutting with their coordinating dies.

My card sketch inspiration is from Freshly Made Sketches, Sketch #259.

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The stamps I used are actually a non-holiday stamp set but I did some holiday colors to make it a Christmas card ๐Ÿ™‚ The sentiment “Merry Christmas” is a die from My Favorite Things that I got free from my previous haul. I die cut them three times to make a thicker dimension.

Coloring is just simple using my promarkers and copics. For my strip behind the circle is a ribbon and a gold paper that I got from a scrap packaging box. Love to recycle things like this luscious papers from packages ๐Ÿ™‚

I added some flat gold sequins and glittery stickles I’m done!

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I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamp and More, Challenge #216-Anything Goes.

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Also in Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

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Until then!

 

 

Joy to the world

Happy Friday!

I made another holiday card using some new stamps from Avery Elle.

I love these cute woodland creatures and how cute they look singing for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored the images with promarkers and fussy cut them since I don’t have their coordinating dies yet.

For my papers, I have some stash from Pink Paisley and used them up this time. It looks more vintage but its nice to incorporate them to new modern stamps once in a while. ย I also added some sequins to mimic the snow fall.

I ย used a card sketch from Sketch Saturday: Week # 433.

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Also entering this card to I Love Promarkers, Challenge # 319- Anything Goes.

And Scribbles Designs Challenge # 45,Woodland Creatures.

One cool cat

Hello!

I’m checking in quickly to share my take in Addicted to Stamps and more, Challenge #214 – Anything Goes Challenge.

I used my new stamps from My Favorite Things ๐Ÿ™‚ I stamped the cool cat in a patterned paper and fussy cut them since I don’t have the coordinating dies yet. I then added some googly eyes ย on my cat for some fun.

I also used some washi tapes on the sides and also added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for more texture.

My card sketch inspiration is from CAS(E) this Sketch #193.

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Also entering this to Crafting by Designs, October – Anything Goes challenge.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Holiday card

Hello!

I’m checking in quickly to share my take in Freshly Made Sketches, Sketch # 256 Challenge.

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I used stamps from My Favorite Things and the sentiment from Technique Tuesday.

I colored the kitties with promarker and fussy cut each of the colored images. I did a holiday hat from another stamp set Santa from My Favorite Things and adjust the size according to the kitties head. Some cutting and drawing to fit t the hats and I’m done ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #213-Holiday.

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I also added a crochet ribbon on top of the banner for some interest

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Also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes.

Washi and coloring

Hello!

I’m playing with Paper Smooches stamps called Needle Little Love.

I love sewing and this stamp set just called my name when I saw it ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored the sewing machine and the heart with promarkers. To add more fun, I added a small piece of folded fabric and placed it closed to the needle part, like someone’s sewing ๐Ÿ™‚

I also added some washi tape on both sides of the stamped frame.

I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap, Card sketch # 82.

I’m also entering this card to Addicted to CAS, Challenge # 97, Stitch.

and Paper Smooches, September Challenge, Anything Goes.

remember you can click on the card images to see them bigger ๐Ÿ™‚

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Until then!

 

Coloring with markers

Happy Saturday!

I have a quick share of a card using Love Cynthia stamp.

I stamped the main ย image from two different sets and colored them with one of my favorite coloring mediums, the alcohol based markers, promarker and copic marker. I only have limited colors on these markers but I’m glad I’m able to use what I have and make the most of it. These markers are quite expensive especially the copics but I get by with my crafty coloring using only what I have. One doesn’t necessarily need to buy all the available colors in the spectrum to get you to coloring ๐Ÿ™‚

One thing I love about alcohol markers is that it blends nicely when you combine 2 to 3 colors and they also give vibrant colors.

I die cut the frame using My Favorite Things scallop die and additionally stamped some swirly vines on the sides.

I’m using a card sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge # 192.

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I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 212, Make your mark.

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And CASology, Week 216 – Frame.

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Until then!

 

 

MFT stamps and die – Card 2

Hello!

Just popping in quickly to share my second card for My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2016.

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You can find my first card entry here.

I totally forgot that I have thisย Die-namics Floral Fusion Cover Up dieย that I really haven’t used yet. Wow! That was bought sometime ago. I saw a card set before that used this cover up die and I made sure that time that I need to get this floral die. It’s a shame that I haven’t played on it yet until now ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m happy to use it in today’s card background. I used it to die cut a subtle designed paper, with a hint of soft color outline.

Also, I had some coloring on my images, my gnome with watercolor and the fence and flowers with promarker.

I also placed a die cut vellum using MFT dies and placed it behind the images so they will not be lost in the floral die cut design on the base.

Note that you can click on the image for a larger view

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the gnome and fence colored detail

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A closer look on the Hello banner. I have the sentiment stamped on a designer paper and attached it to a toothpick, then ย tucked it behind the fence

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And that is all. Until then!

 

MFT stamps and dies

Hi there!

My Favorite Things is running ย the 2016 Card Design Superstar contest and I saw the current entries from MFT blog. There’s a lot of amazing card submissions and its so great to see so many ways one can do on a stamp set ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย It will be closing in a few days but I’m taking my chance to share my take. I have nothing to lose right? It will always be fun.

I only have 3 stamp sets from MFT. One is the Santa set and the other the Pig and Gnome sets. I also have a very limited dies from MFT so I need to utilize whatever I have to create something fun for the challenge. One of the conditions is of course to use MFT stamps and dies only.

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So here’s my contribution. I used a combination of the 2 stamp sets I have (Pig & Gnome) to create a small flower-pot scene. I first partially diecut the 3 gnomes in 2 separate panels, colored them with promarkers then later layered them using dimensional adhesive.

I also stamped other elements like the palette, flower pots, snails and mushrooms. ย Each and everyone is colored with promarker ๐Ÿ™‚ I only have the coordinating dies for the gnomes so for the elements from the pig stamp like the flower pots and palettes, I fussy cut them. I know it will take a bit more time cutting but I love fussy cutting too ๐Ÿ™‚

For my border, I used the wonky rectangles to add some accents.

You can click on the images to see them in bigger size ๐Ÿ™‚

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A closer look at the colored images. Love coloring them ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Another closer look of the layering and partial die cutting I did on this card.

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Partial die cutting and panel layers. There are 2 different white panels with the gnomes, one has the 2 gnomes and the other layer with 1 gnome partially die cut with the rest of the flower pots etc.

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Until then!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #376 Color Challenge

Hiya!

If you’re coming from the Cupcake Inspirations blog challenge, Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so excited being a Surprise Sweetie ย for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 376. I’m happy to join you all and share my take in this week’s color challenge.

First up, I colored my image from Newton’s Nook Birthday Bash stamp set with distress ink pad. I recently purchased mini distress ink as I find them great for watercoloring.

I fussy cut the colored image after filling in the colors and also added a very light purple background color in the circle die cut.

For my card base, I added some texture by embossing some circles using my circle die cuts. I also put some sequins to complement the colors I used in the stamped image.

 

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Have a great day and I hope you join us in this week’s challenge. Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Until then!