Let’s be merry

Hiya!

So trying to get into swing of things around the blog. This time trying to take a sketch challenge from Match the Sketch, No. 155.

I’ve been loving the washi tape on my christmas cards this year and still loving it. Apparently in today’s card is not an exception. I added a strip of washi and embossed the background for some added texture.

My main image is colored with promarkers and die cut the same. Though this card’s color is not really traditional holiday color, still love this one ūüôā

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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 Things 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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā

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!

 

 

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.

Hogs ‘N Kisses

Hello there!

I had some coloring made using alcohol markers like promarker and copic. I used the stamps from Simon Says Stamp Party Animal set.¬†After coloring I added some white dots and lines in my images. I also added clear Wink of Stella for some shine ūüôā

My background is random pattern papers from Lawn Fawn.

My card sketch inspiration is from Sketch Saturday # 368.

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Entering this card to Curtain Call, Inspiration Challenge – Celebrate.

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And also in Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 151, Anything Goes challenge.

Get well

A quick post for today after the Christmas rush, I had the chance to craft today and play with Paper Smooches, Anything Goes, Dec 21-27 (wk 3) challenge.

I die cut the Get Well phrase and two of the Arrows. I popped them by cutting a cardboard and another card stock to raise the die cut pieces in the card. I also stamped three hearts from the Bitty Bungalow stamp set.

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The card layout is inspired from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #104.

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I’m also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge.

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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.

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

Also to Artistic Inspirations, Anything Goes challenge.

My door is always open

I recently got this Bitty Bungalow stamp set from Paper Smooches. I’m entering this card in the current Picture Perfect challenge, June 8-14.¬† I used the colors in the photo as my inspiration, fun, happy colors.

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I initially colored the bungalows with watercolor but later decided to paper pieced them instead. I have a pack of small piece papers that were left from previous projects which I keep. It may only be me but I just can’t just toss all those pretty papers in the bin as they can still be use in small projects like this (well not all those pieces but a good size ones that I think will still work).

I used the Notebook basic die to frame my bungalows.

For my card  layout, I used Fusion Card Challenge sketch, and they also have those bright, happy colors as inspiration. I also have twine to match the strips in the sketch.

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I’m also entering this card to Through The Craft Room Door, Anything Goes challenge.

’tis the Season

Whoa! The past week has been hectic. I’ll be traveling on Tuesday for a short holiday break with family back home in the Philippines and everyday seems not enough to get all things done before the trip. Already excited to be with the little munchkins ūüôā

The blog may be on a short break too but I will soon get back to my weekly post once the holidays are over.

For now, I’m sharing another holiday card using decorative tape or¬†also known as¬†¬†washi tape. This¬†card seems fit¬†for a masculine card too isn’t it?

I used two washi designs and alternately use them to create horizontal strips. I embossed the sentiment and the Christmas tree using white embossing powder. The stars however were stamped directly in the card base.

This project is being shared¬†too in the Pretty Paper Studio blog.¬†¬†There’s still time to play in the monthly¬†challenge¬†so drop by at the PPS blog for more inspiration or¬†better yet, join in¬†for a chance to win.

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I’m entering this card in the following challenges

Handmade Harbour, Midweek Papercraft Party with the Merry Christmas theme.

Sweet Stampin’, Last Minute Christmas theme.

CAS on Sunday, Challenge # 23: Christmas!

 

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This is a card I also made for Pretty Paper Studio.  I wanted to achieve a chalkboard look in the project so I used a black patterned paper and white ink from Hero Arts.

I¬†used an embossing folder with clear embossing¬† powder and distress glitter mix together.¬†The arrow chipboard is also coated with glitter for some sparkle. You can find the rest of the post in Pretty Paper Studio’s blog.

Its been awhile that I haven’t joined in card challenges so ¬†I’m entering this one this time¬†in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

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You are awesome

Card sketch #14 by Lisa is now up at the Sketch N Scrap blog.

I seldom do a masculine card so this one I think will be¬†one of my favorite card creation ūüôā I just find this guy stamp from Paper Smooches¬†so cute. I did a combination of paper piecing and coloring using promarkers.

For the papers, I use a¬†paper combo from Sarah Hurley, Lawn Fawn, Echo Park, all from my stash.¬†I added some washi tape and did partial embossing as well in the sides and¬†the sentiment, some ribbon and buttons and I’m done.

Do check the rest of the card  inspirations from Sketch N Scrap blog and enjoy.

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