New “Love Cynthia” stamps

Hello!

Today I received my first set of stamps from Love Cynthia. I have been waiting for about forever to get hold of these stamps as all of the ones I really like are always out of stock. I finally got the chance when they went back on stock last month and took the opportunity to buy some goodies.

So what better way to make of today than to use one of the set into a card ūüôā

My card sketch inspiration is from Sketch N Scrap, Sketch # 81.

I first stamped the two doilies in the background in two different colors, then colored my images using promarkers and copics. I also diecut the frame from Mama Elephant dies and added some sequins and ribbon for texture.

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I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Clean and Simple.

 

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Coloring with alcohol markers

Hello!

Today’s project uses this cute fairy stamps from The Greeting Farm. I recently received this set from my haul and need to color them quickly to make it to The Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 373. I find the colors in the photo image perfect for these fairies to use, soft yet some darker reds underneath.

I used my promarker and copic markers to color the images. These are alcohol based markers that are great to blend. I have a limited markers of this type but they serve me well in coloring small images like these stamps.

The fairies have coordinating dies but I don’t have them so I fussy cut them including the mushrooms ūüôā need to do what I need to do to make them look good when I put dimensional tape to pop them up.

I used a card sketch inspiration from (CAS)E this sketch # 188. I used some fabric ribbons in the sides and also used my new wonky rectangular diecut to the white panel.  Love how the texture stitch add interest in a plain paper.

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

and 4 Crafty Chick # 314 challenge, Fussy Cutting.

Watercolor and stamping

Hello there!

A quick card share using Sarah Hurley stamps and patterned papers.

I used stamping and watercolor to color my sentiment. Visit the Sarah Hurley65 blog to check my project in there too.

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I used a card sketch from Sketch Saturday Week # 356.

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I’m entering this card to Word Art Wednesday, Challenge # 178- A Family Friendly Challenge for All.

Also in Sister Act Card Challenge # 101, Anything Goes.

 

Supplies used:
Outline Alpha Stamps
A Few of my Favorite Things papers
Sequins and crochet ribbon

Just meow-zing

Today, I got the chance to use the Clever Kittys stamps from Some Odd Girl. There are a lot of pretty character stamps from SOG but I only have this kitty stamp to try out now. I stamped the image into a pattern paper then fussy cut both the cat and the mouse. I also added some buttons and enamel dot.

I used the card sketch from Retrosketches # 117.

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I’m also entering this card to:

Stamping for the Weekend, Anything Goes challenges

Sister Act Card Challenge, Challenge # 60, Anything Goes.

Thanks

It’s been a while since I posted a project but now I’m back after a short holiday break with the family.

Now for the new year, I have a number of things I plan to do on so many things including my blog so I hope you also stay tuned.

For today, I’m sharing a card project for Sarah Hurley’s January challenge with the ‘Thank you’ theme. The Sarah Hurley challenge blog has new exciting changes as well, with great prizes in store for each challenge winner.

I used¬†Sarah’s Large Texture stamp for my¬†background¬†and my main image and stars from Wish Upon a Star stamp set. My thanks sentiment is from the Block Alpha stamp. All papers are also from Sarah Hurley paper kits.

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I’m entering this card to¬†Feeling Sketchy sketch # 77 card challenge¬†

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 And CAS-ual Fridays, CFC 125 In A word, using the word Thanks as there are so many things to be thankful for in this life.

Entering this also in The Crafting Café, Anything Goes.

Birthday card

I have a camel & zebra stamped and colored from Paper Smooches, they were supposed to be used in another project but have later changed my mind so I ended up keeping them for later.

I had some time over the weekend to whip up another card and it just such the right time to use both images. I used the bubble speech from Sarah Hurley and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I added some buttons, ribbon and patterned papers and voila! a happy birthday card.

I decided to play along with Fusion Card Challenge, FUSION #17 using their card sketch and Simon Says Stamp, Animal Antics challenge.

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Fusion Challenge Sketch # 17

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Felt Crown DIY

My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and¬†before that day comes,¬†I’m already looking for¬†something that¬†she could use or play around with.¬†So, since¬†she¬†really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like¬†a¬†Barbie princess.

I¬†found awesome site and tutorials¬†when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt.¬†My stash already have almost all what I need, I just¬†bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.

I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it¬†only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.

So here’s how I did it:

1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.

  • Felt – I used¬†2 shades of pink for the¬†front and back
  • Pellon – for sturdier backing
  • Assorted buttons
  • Twine
  • Ribbons
  • Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
  • Flower and Spellbinder¬†dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers.¬†There are flower templates available online too.¬†It just so happen that I have the¬†Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
  • Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
  • Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown

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2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.

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3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and¬†colored ribbon¬†below.

Note, I adhere only the front felt¬†and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final¬†cover, I put them later to¬†hide the stitching I did¬†in the buttons.

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4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos¬†explain them all ūüôā

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This is how I assembled them

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5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad¬†sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.

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The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way

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Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.

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6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch

And the end project…

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the flower details

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side flower details

If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email ūüôā

EDITED: I’m linking this project to¬† And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party

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Happy sewing!

Inspiration Sketch challenge

Inspiration Sketch – Make it Monday # 69

Have participated at Papertreyink’s Inspiration Sketch challenge. There are¬†6 sketches that can be used as an inspiration and I used this one for my card

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I used my stash ribbons for the strips and with PTI border die along with PTI Tag Its #1 stamp for the sentiment.

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The card

The card

Details

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Ribbon strips

Ribbon strips

Sentiment