One layer card

Happy Sunday!

I whipped a very quick easy clean and simple card using stamps and colored pencils for coloring. I used three different stamp sets to create this card, love¬†when that happens ūüôā

I’m entering this card to my favorite clean and simple card challenges

Week 151 - Kids




love those small hearts..


Supplies used

Entering this card to the following challenges

Birthday card

Hello ya!

Today I’m sharing a fun birthday card using combination of stamp sets and dies.

You can visit Sarah Hurley365 blog to see more about this card.




I’m entering this card in Naughty or Nice challenge # 11, Use Something¬†New. I have the die sets for a while from Lil Inker and never used it until today. The Robin and banner stamps are also new products from Sarah¬†that I used only now.


Also entering this card in Word Art Wednesday, Challenge #166- Anything Goes.

Till next time!

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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.

Santa by Paper Smooches

Finally, my Paper Smooches stamp Santa has been used on this card. First off, I stamped the card base with musical notes background stamp.

Diecut the green background for Santa,  colored him with colored pencils and added washi stamp in the overall layout. The two diagonal paper strips were from Aspen Frost collection pack by Basic Grey. I used a sketch from Skipping Stones Design, Sketch Challenge # 151.










Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Santa detail stamp

Santa detail stamp