Icy die cuts

Hello there!

It’s only August but I’m starting to do a bit of holiday cards in preparation for the Christmas season. That’s months ahead but you know how fast time goes and before you know it, Christmas is already there and its time to send the holiday cards to your loved ones overseas.

OK so for my card today, I used the leaves die cut from Simon Says Stamp. I was going through my paper stash and found this foil like carton, shining in icy blue, would you believe it’s from a perfume bottle-Davidoff Cool Water for Woman.

Sometimes there are materials that we might just ignore but with a little imagination, we can use them in a project like this card where I used them as some form or frosty/icy leaves.

I also added a die cut ribbon using Mama Elephant dainty bow die and the oval die from Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I used a card sketch inspiration from CAS Colours & Sketch, Sketch Challenge # 186.

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I’m also entering this card to Crimbo Crackers, Challenge # 113-Blue Christmas.

And Sasayaki Glitter August Challenge, Use a Die cut.

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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.

 

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.

Spreadin’ a little love

Hi there!

Checking in quickly to share this watercolor card project that I colored previously. I gold embossed the succulents and colored them with my distress markers. Loving this medium 🙂

I added a die cut heart in between the two succulents to connect them in a way.

I used Hero Arts Stamp your Own Succulents and sentiment from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings.

My sketch inspiration is from Sketch Saturday Week # 369.

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I’m entering this card to CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 141 Embossing challenge.

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Also entering in A2Z Scrapbooking July Challenge.

 

Cupcake Inspiration

I was doing some alcohol marker coloring over the weekend using these cupcake stamps from Hero Arts.

Happy to use them finally in a birthday card. I added some sequins and twine for my embellishments.

I used the card sketch inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches # 176.

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I’m entering this card to Cupcake Inspiration’s Confetti Inspiration Challenge for our 300th Challenge Celebration.

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I think this challenge blog will be one of my fave challenge blogs 🙂

Also entering this card to Word Art Wednesday, Challenge # 173, Anything Goes.

Till then!

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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.

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

Holiday card

Hi there!

A quick stop to share this holiday card showcasing the new Hero Arts products that I recently got from a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.

Note that A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store when you use the code RIA15 at checkout, a great time to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Don’t forget to check the a2z Scrapbooking challenge for this month too: Must use two (2) Hero Arts Products. The time is now to get those Hero Arts supplies and materials working. So come and join in the challenge for a chance to win as well.

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I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Use Kraft

Scribble and Scrap Challenge # 30, Anything Goes.

and Hero Arts Holiday Challenge, Anything Goes category.

Holiday card with non-holiday stamp set

Hello everyone!

So excited to share a Christmas card today using non-holiday stamp set 🙂 A great way to stretch your stamps isn’t it?

I used the fox from the Small Things stamps set, not a Christmas theme set but rather a general hello, everyday kind of stamp set. I  used traditional red and green inks to show the Christmas colors and also added some buttons and leaves to represent a Christmas holly.

I also added a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the fox for some shine.

For the background, I created my own by stamping the circle with white ink, it looks like snow using the white ink pad 🙂

I also add texture in the green tag paper by stamping the Woodgrain background stamp.

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the sentiment with some more stamped circles

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and here’s the full card

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If you’re interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post 🙂

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a great time to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Don’t forget to check the challenge for this month too: Must use two (2) Hero Arts Products. The time is now to get those Hero Arts supplies and materials working. So come and join in the challenge for a chance to win.

I’m entering this card to Hero Arts Holiday Challenge, Anything Goes.

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Until then!

Mr Snowman

Hi there!

I’m sharing this fun snowman card that can easily be mass-produced.

The Snowman stamp and coordinating dies are one of the new products in Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas release 2014. Love how easy it is to use the snowman as the main focal point for a card and use some bright colors to bring him to life.

You can also use bright reds and other ombre color ink pads to have a variant of this card.

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If you’re interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post 🙂

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a chance to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Don’t forget to check the challenge for this month too: to use two (2) Hero Arts Products in your entry. The time is now to use those Hero Arts stamps, inks, papers and stencils. So come and join in the challenge for a chance to win.

 

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  See you next time!

a2z Scrapbooking October challenge

Happy 1st of October!

Can you believe its only few weeks from now and it’s already Christmas! I already started my Christmas card projects last month and so expect me to continue sharing some more in the next coming weeks 🙂

Today starts the new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking blog. October theme challenge will be “to use two (2) Hero Arts products” in your entry.

For my card, I used Hero Arts Tree-mendous digital kit. I love the flexibility of digital stamps, easy to re-size or enlarge the image as you want. Here I printed smaller size trees and colored them with markers. I also added Clear Wink of Stella glitter for some shine.

I also added some gems, I arranged them in a way that it will look like snow falling from the sky. I added a vellum behind the trees to focus more on the trees as well and attached it by running a straight stitch using my sewing machine.

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For the sentiment, I silver embossed them.

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I added red ribbon to complement the red trees too.

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and the card in full

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If you’re interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post 🙂

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a good chance to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Now, visit the a2z Scrapbooking blog for more inspiration from the team. Get 2 of the Hero Arts Products that you have and join in the challenge 🙂

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Until next time!