Fun birthday card

Hiya! Just stopping by to share this card for  Seize the Birthday challenge, Anything Goes Birthday.

I used the stamps from Clare Brown and Paper Smooches. I added some sequins and die cut some grass to create a scene.

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I’m also entering this card to Freshly Brewed Challenge, 201611 Happy Birthday.

And Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 134, Anything Goes.

Moo-tiful birthday

Hi there!

I was looking at new sketches in my favorite challenge blogs and was challenged to work this one from Sketch N Scrap.

I don’t have pattern papers with ray designs so I made the rays using different colors in watercolor.  For the circle at the middle, I white embossed the doily to mimic the circle shape. I have that stamp from way back when so its nice to use it this time around.

The cow stamp is from Simon Says Stamp, Party Animal set.

This is the  card sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scratch, Sketch # 53.




A closer look at the embossed doily at the background.


Entering this card to Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge # 235, Anything Goes.

And Seize the Birthday challenge, Anything Goes.

Birthday fun

Hello there!

I had a chance to play with some quick water-coloring last night using Simon Says Stamp clear stamps and dies.

I colored the image with very light watercolor then die cut the image using the coordinating die. I also added some enamel dots to add some dimension and color.

For the sentiment, I embossed the greetings with white embossing powder.



I used a card sketch inspiration from Naughty or Nice Challenge #16, Sketch.


Entering this card to Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop


and Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes with topping “Animals” 

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Also in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Make it Masculine.

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.

Digi Tuesday: Birthday cake

I was caught up on other things yesterday and was not able to post my Digi Monday project on a Monday 😦

Anyhow, this birthday cake is still part of Chi Chi Memories – Party Time digital stamping set release for September. I colored the image with promarkers and added some pink pearls as cake accents. I also used happy colored patterned papers to match my cake 🙂 Random gray pearls are also used here as additional accent.

A new digi stamp release is up at Chi Chi Memories every first of the month so I’ll be sharing a series of cute and fun images in the blog.

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I’m entering this card to Seize the Birthday Cake challenge




It’s the 20th of the month and this means another card sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap blog is now up. Its card Sketch # 10  designed by the wonderful Lisa Hildy.

I used stamps from Paper Smooches, one of my favorite stamps manufacturer 🙂 I love their whimsical, fun and just the cutest illustration of just everything *wink

I stamped the  images and fuzzy cut each of them. The papers are random ones from Lawn Fawn and Echo Park. My embellishment, the all time favorite, twine.


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I’m entering this card to Seize the Birthday challenge, Anything goes birthday.



A very special birthday

Today is a very special birthday for our little girl KC. She turns 7 today and I still cannot believe how did it happen. I have gone through some of her previous photos and there she was,  a small baby posing to the cameras whenever we ask her to act like a model. Miss this kind of days.

She got her crown and wand yesterday and I’m so glad to know that she loves them as much as I do. Mom says she’s been wearing them since she got them off the box 🙂 Although I wasn’t there to cut her cake, I had a great time celebrating her day together with my very good friend at lunch.

It’s the 20th of the month and now also marks another card sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap. It’s Sketch # 8 from the über talented Lisa. The card I did here is just in time for KC’s birthday isn’t it?

I used stamps with tag and circle die from Papertrey Ink, and background musical stamp from Kaisercraft. For my card base, I used partial embossing as seen in the right and paper from Lawn Fawn.

The challenge will be up until end of August so come and check the challenge at Sketch N Scrap blog for more inspiration.


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I’m entering this card to Seize the birthday, Anything goes challenge.

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