Gardening Mae digi stamp


I’m quickly checking in to share a project I did using Gardening Mae digital stamp from Some Odd Girl.

I love coloring her and adding more light greens as my color of choice for the whole card. I also added some sequins to represent some flowers in a way ūüôā As always, marker will be my coloring medium of choice too.

Note that Kit and Clowder is running a 2-week coloring contest beginning today April 8 and this digital stamp, Gardening Mae will be on special offer for $1.00. How cool is that! Just use the code KCSOG over here

And more info about the challenge can be found here

So here is my take in the challenge

Until then!



Make a wish card

Happy Saturday!

Playing with more digital elements from Sarah Hurley Craft CD Charm Street Cuties combined with stamps.

The sentiment used is from the Sentiments stamp set also from Sarah. I fussy cut the elements and layered the flowers for some texture.



I’m entering this card to Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes challenge.

Also in Crafty Catz, Challenge # 297, Anything Goes.

You Are Incredible

Happy Sunday!

Just a quick post to share a card project using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap, Sketch # 45.

I used random patterned papers and die cut the shapes with square and rectangle dies.

The stamp sentiment is from Technique Tuesday¬†and the small crab from Paper Smooches Surf & Turf stamp set.¬†I colored the crab with watercolor then fussy cut the two cuties ūüôā

The sketch inspiration..


And my take..


Here’s my small crabs for some fun


I’m entering this card also to Sister Act Challenge # 97, Anything Goes.

And Whimsy Stamps Challenge # 80, Use a Sentiment.

Traditional Christmas Ornaments stamp

Hello there!

Today I’m sharing two simple cards that I made for Sarah Hurley365 blog.¬†I also use the Special Edition stamp set called¬† Special Edition Stamps – Traditional Christmas Ornaments¬†by the uber talented Jaine Drake.

First up is a one-layer card. I embossed the ornaments and colored them with colored pencils. I also added some stamping using the stars in the stamp set.

For added shimmer, I put a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on top of the ornament. The photo may not show it clearly but the shimmer looks so pretty in real life.


A closer look on the shine. I also added a green twine for some texture.


For the second card, I used the Christmas tree stamp and stamped it in different patterned papers, also from Sarah.

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I used the snowflake stamp from another set from Christmas Red Cups and Labels Stamps using white ink and added some gems.

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Also, I used a card sketch inspiration from Sketch Saturday, Week # 340.


That’s it for now and I’ll catch up again soon ūüôā

Supplies used:

Sarah Hurley designer papers
White gel pen and embossing powder
Twine and gems

Digi Coloring

I shared a coloring project I did last night in my Instagram¬†and had fun working on this digistamp called Woodsy Mae ¬†from Some Odd Girl. I have won this digistamp from SOG’s linky party¬†that I participated previously.

I used two type of markers, for the skin and tree trunk I used copic markers while the rest used promarkers. Comparing the two marker brand, it seems that the copic markers blend well than the latter. This may be different for some users but I’m not really sure. It’s how I find the difference. Copic markers nib is also softer compared to promarkers. I’ll appreciate if you can share some of your experience using these markers if you have tried them both too.

For my background I used hero arts Woodgrain background stamp while the Hello sentiment is from Mama Elephant. I added some Hero Arts flower bling in the grass area for some fun. The scalloped edge is die cut using Lawn Fawn die.

My card layout is from Seize the Sketch # 24.




I’m also sharing this card to Some Odd Girl linky party.

Also to Artistic Inspirations, Anything Goes challenge.

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Sweet Summer

Hello everyone!

It’s Newton’s Nook Designs second day of the June release called Sweet Summer.

For my card, I stamped the fruits on pattern paper and like I did in the Chicken Scratches card I shared yesterday, I fussy cut them too. Looking at this new stamp set reminds me of a fun, bright summer with family and friends. Brings that happy thoughts.

You can color the fruits with any medium you may have, watercolor, markers, colored pencils and others.

In my case, I have a lot of pattern papers in my stash so paper piecing is a great way of using small papers to create new card project.


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Would you like to win ‚ÄúSweet Summer‚ÄĚ?
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!¬†Two winners¬†will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.¬†You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!¬†You have until¬†Thursday, June 19th at 9pm CDT to comment¬†¬†— winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 20th .

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Danielle Pandeline

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Ria¬†Montefalcon¬† –¬†Guest Designer (that’s me!)

Donna Idlet¬† –¬†Guest Designer


Have a great time hopping!

Black, white and yellow

Joining in again this time at Fusion Challenge (black, white & yellow with the sketch and flowers).

The challenge is just so timely too as I recently got A Few of my Favorites Things scrapbooking kit  from Sarah Hurley that matches the color combo in the challenge.

Love those flower elements and the pattern papers on this pack, just so beautiful. I love putting the elements together to create a different card.  I also used the black satin ribbon and the flower sequins which are also included in the kit.

So, here goes my take..

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Just a reminder, there’s an ongoing Anything Goes Challenge at the Sarah Hurley365 blog. So check them out too.

I’m also entering this card to:

Just Keep on Creating, Anything Goes.

Sister Act Challenge # 57, Anything Goes.

Watercoloring in cards

The art medium “Watercolors” are just so popular in card making right now. There are a number of ¬†supplies you can use to do a watercolor technique and some of them that I already have are watercolor pencils, distress inks and pigment inks.

When I started with card making, the watercolor pencils are the one I used often to color my images since ¬†they have ¬†variety of colors available. At the time, I don’t have alcohol markers and some few distress markers came only later in my supplies.

So for today, I’m glad I had the chance to try the watercolor look in my card project. there are a lot of great watercolor card inspirations that I see online and I must be trying out this technique before another technique madness comes ūüôā

I initially used the Prang watercolors but later moved to use the distress inks (for today I settled for Peacock Feathers distress ink).


I tried the red too and other watercolor sheets just to play around.

sample distress

I used watercolor paper and dip the paper to the wet distress ink to fill the background. I love the color of the Peacock feather so I continued to fill the background with more coats as it dry.

The stamps I used are from Sarah Hurley Butterflies stamp set.


For the butterflies, I fussy cut them after stamping, then run a wet brush all over the edges to create a watercolor too, that can also achieve using pigment inks.

I then stamps the rest of the butterflies and do the same watercoloring around it.

stamped butterfly

And my final output..


A closer look at those butterflies..

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Note, the current challenge for this month at Sarah Hurley’s blog is¬†Anything Goes. There’s still time to play so go ahead and try something out like water coloring.

I’m entering this card in VSC Challenge #23, Distress (I used Peacock feather distress ink to create my watercolor background).


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.

Shades of Blue

I’m sharing today this card that I did for Sarah Hurley’s Shades of Blue challenge. I used all elements from the Expedition digi scrapbook kit. I always love to travel whenever I have the chance and this Expedition kit I think will be my all¬†time¬†favorite ūüôā

I laid out all elements in my computer, then printed another set of the sail and colored them with Promarkers. I cut the sail and put foam dimensional¬†for texture. More inspirational projects are being shared in¬†Sarah’s challenge blog by fellow DT so be sure to check them out too. The challenge runs for a month so there’s plenty of time if you wish to¬†play along.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Happy¬†Mail challenge.

Also to DL. Art Anything Goes challenge.


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