Deck the halls challenge

Another quick post. There’s the ”Deck the hall” challenge at Hero Arts blog and its only few hours left for the deadline.

I really wanted to take part so I did these two snowmen quickly using Hero Arts Frosty Wishes and its coordinating Frame cuts die Snowman.

I stamped the main details of the snowman and added some scrap fabric for the scarf and hat. A small piece of orange felt for the nose. I also cut one more piece of felt for the back to cover the twine that I put on top. With that twine, I can hang them now in the Christmas tree.

For more fun, I added googly eyes instead of just the plain dot.


That’s it! Now I have a snowman ornament that I can add in my tree.

Tag It challenge

Quickly checking in to share my take in this month’s Papertrey Ink Tag it Challenge blog hop.


The challenge is create a quick set of five gift tags for the holidays, just perfect for the coming season isn’t it?

I used Papertrey Ink’s tag dies, alphas, star, and Christmas sock dies for this project. A combination of one, two or more of the elements. I did random ones rather than only one layout for the same set of five tags.

So without further ado, here’s what I came up with.








Diecut challenge

Happy Saturday!

I am just thrilled to share my projects today 🙂 If you came from the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, I’m so glad that you visit me in my small nook.

May is a birthday month for Sketch-N-Scrap and the celebration continuous until end of May. There are challenges and inspirations plus a lot of amazing prizes in store for the month-long celebration so be sure to check Sketch-N-Scrap  everyday to see what’s being offered on the day.

So now, I’m here to share with you the way I use and combine die cuts into a card. This is the first time I tried doing a shaped card using my Spellbinder Nestabilities, circle and labels 19 dies. I used both shapes as the card base then later added a selection of dies that are mostly from Papertrey Ink.

For my circle card, I cut a label die and arranged an ‘I (heart) you’ dies over it to cut again. I put a different colored paper behind the cut letters & shape for contrast. Noticed that I cut the heart shape only by half? I did partial die cutting, a technique I saw online.

This circle card is not too big so I did minimal embellishment so even if I put this to mail, it will not be too bulky either. I used die cut cork + heart and finished it off with buttons and ribbon. Faux stitching too on top and below the card base.

For the Labels shaped card, I did random die cut elements using different materials. This is just to show you how other materials would work well on your dies and not just only paper. I used most dies from Papertrey Ink. The word ‘i heart you’ was from the negative of my circle die.

I did minimal stamping in my card base too, see the musical stamped background? My die cut materials are a mix of paper, cork and felt. I added some texture in my felt heart by stitching along the same heart shape, then added ribbon and a button. I love buttons too!

Faux stitching it is to finish off the card.

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I would also love to see how you use your dies. As part of Sketch-N-Scrap’s birthday bash, I’m giving away a pack of embellishments to one lucky winner 🙂 who will join in the challenge . The pack will include die cut piece embellishments, birthday stamp, rub-on, stickers and ribbons.

So grab your die cuts now and create one to enter the challenge. You can add your project using the inLinkz below. This is my first time using the InLinkz tool so if you happen to encounter any problem linking your project in, please let me know immediately so I can look into it.


The challenge is open until 31st May and I will be announcing the winner by the first week of June.

Please note of some simple guidelines though

The rules:

1. Be a follower of my blog (if you are not yet one)

2. A project must be made after this challenge on the time this challenge went live

3. You must have a working text link to Heart for Handmade Die-cut challenge to be in your blog to be eligible for a win. You can also link to Flickr or other online gallery if you do not have a blog.

4. And the most important one, you must have FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!

Diecuts challenge Sneak Peek

How time flies.. It’s already Thursday and tomorrow will be a weekend here in Qatar.

I will be hosting a blog challenge on Saturday, 11th May for Sketch-N-Scrap month-long birthday celebration 🙂 so before my scheduled challenge goes live, I’m sharing here a sneak peek of what you will see on Saturday’s post.

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You can always go back to Sketch-N-Scrap blog for more blog candies, challenges and prizes that are given away!


Birthday card for Dad

March is the birthday month for my dearest Dad. And today’s card is just perfect for him don’t you think? I used the digi image Vintage Chevy from Delicious Doodles. This is an entry at The Crafting Cafe blog’s March challenge to use Your Favorite Colour.  There’s still time to play along til end of the month so you can still join in.

For the image, I colored the chevy with Promarkers, used random papers for the background and added two strips of vellum with scored lines for some texture. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the word ‘dad’ from my sticker stash.

I’m entering this card at Simon Says Stamp, Anything goes challenge.

Also entering this card in Charisma Cardz Challenges # 12, Happy Birthday.


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A happy hello

I’m so happy to share  that I was considered as a Design Team member at The Crafting Cafe Challenge blog 🙂

The Crafting Cafe is monthly challenge blog where each challenge starts in the beginning of each month so there’s a lot of time for every one of you to play along. There’s always a project inspiration from fellow DT so be sure to check the Crafting Cafe blog too. This month’s challenge theme is ‘Anything Goes’ 

For today, I’m sharing my take for the first challenge post for the month using LEJ Designs  digistamp called Daisies. This image is from their Floral and Nature digi stamps.

I used Promarkers to color the Daisies, cut the two images on the right then popped them out in the card using foam square for added dimension.

A strip of washi tape on the left is added tom complement my main Daisy image

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I’m entering this card in Muse challenge # 6.  The flower images in the Muse challenge is just perfect match for my flower Daisies which is the main focal point of the card. My card interpretation  apparently uses the same inspiration as the flowers from Monday Muse Deanna.


This card will be entered too at Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge blog, PTT # 109, Anything Goes challenge.

Christmas Elves

I came across the Freshly Made Sketches blog (Sketch # 64) through one of the many blogs I’ve visited lately and decided to play along. Sorry I should have noted where I found the link from so I can  give her credit too.

On this card, I used a digistamp Christmas Elves from the Stamping Shack store and colored them with  non-traditional christmas colors, pink and blues.  This particular digistamp will be on special from Wednesday, 12th Dec midnight GMT so go check the store to grab these darling. Inspirational projects will be at the Stamping Shack blog too so be sure visit them on Wednesday.

For the flower-like  embellishment, I use 5 layers of diecut stars layered on top of each other then finish them off with a colored wooden button. The background pattern paper was adhered directly on the base but I ran a zigzag stitch using my sewing machine for some texture.

I’m entering this card too at Lawnscaping Challenge # 47, to use the colors turquoise, kraft and red.

Now off to my card.

Christmas Elves

Christmas Elves

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Handmade ornament

Handmade ornament

Picture Perfect Challenge

Can’t pass this week’s picture perfect challenge by Paper Smooches.

I stamped the little doggie and bird on a patterned paper then cut each of them. The sentiment is printed from my computer, cut then tucked with a button.

Gift boxes are from my extra stash, wrapped with crochet thread to give an illusion of a gift.

Now on my interpretation.










Card Details

Card Details

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

You’re Purr-fect

I had the chance to use Paper Smooches stamp on today’s card. I used Kraft cardstock as card base.Then I stamp the little cute cat into a white and gray patterned paper and use the same sentiment in the stamp set. I put a wiggly eye for the eyes, isn’t it cute :)Cats are playful so I put an additional twine that will serve as the ball of yarn to play with. I should have kept a longer twine to twist it a little bit more but overall I’m happy with the output.I embossed the right side of the kraft carstock to give a little texture.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch  # 3 challenge. I’m sending this off too to CAS-ual Fridays Kraft on challenge.

Sketch 3

Sketch 3

Kraft on challenge

Kraft on challenge

You're purr-fect

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Holiday card

Got to start my holiday cards this early. Papertreyink is running its monthly blog hop to showcase their customers creations, including me 🙂

I find it fun to take part in online activities. I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink, some of their inks too, cardstock and border dies.

This month’s theme is to use non-traditional holiday colors and I chose the one here below as the color inspiration.

I stamped the background with Kaisercraft Musical Notes using Ranger’s embossing ink (without embossing them) but as I looked at the card the next day to take photo, the musical notes were not visible anymore. Not sure if that’s the same case if I used Versamark embossing ink.

I used a sketch from Retrosketches # 34
















My take to the challenge

My take to the challenge