Sunday, January 22, 2017

We belong together!

We belong together flat closeup

Hello everyone,

I am back sharing a card I made using Taylored Expressions stamp sets and dies. These products were released in December 2016 and are valentine themed. 

We belong together flat1


1. Blend Candied Apple and Dried Marigold distress inks on Sugar Cube cardstock panel.

2. Spatter clean water to add texture to the panel.

3. Die cut this panel using Falling Heart cutting plate from Taylored Expressions and adhere on Sugar Cube card base.

4. Stamp the bird images from The Birds and the Bees stamp set from Taylored Expressions using Oreo hybrid ink.

5. Coloured them using copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

6. Sponge Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn distress inks on a scrap piece of white cardstock and spatter with clean water.

7. Die cut the branch and leaves using On the Limb - Branches and On the Limb - Leaves dies also from Taylored Expressions.

8. I adhered the leaves on the branches and adhered on the bottom of the panel.

9. I adhered the birds on the branches using foam adhesives for added dimension.

10. I white heat embossed the sentiment from The Birds and the Bees on Oreo cardstock and die cut using the second smallest die from Banner Stacklets 4.

11. I adhered this on the top middle of the card front using foam adhesives.

12. I used the tiny hearts left over from die cutting the sponged panel to embellished the card. I brushed the heart with Wink of Stella clear shimmer and added glossy accent on the heart above the birds only.

Some more photos of the card for you.

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We belong together

The supplies used to make my card is listed below.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Simon Says Anything But a Card!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Winter Birthday Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Anything But A Card

This week we are showcasing We R Memory Keepers Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
I used We R Memory Keepers's DIY Party Vellum Pad to make my birthday banner.


I used the red vellum paper and Simon Says Stamp Balloons die to die cut five red vellum balloons which forms the base for the banner. To dress it up, I used Simon Says Stamp's Birthday Farm Animals stamp set. I stamped the animal images and copic coloured them. There are coordinating die set has dies for two of the images. So I used those dies to die cut two of the images and hand cut the rest of the images. I adhered them on the balloons using foam adhesives. I ran a thread behind the balloons to make them a banners. Then added bow made out of the same thread between two balloons and at the ends of the balloons. Here is a closeup of the banner.

Banner closeup 
Simple, easy and love the coloured vellum. Perfect for little kids birthday party. The Balloon dies have smaller balloon die which can be used as cupcake toppers and decorate the party bag. Cool huh! So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting!

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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You're simply the Best!

Hello and welcome back!

This is my first post for 2017. By that I mean the first card I made in the new year and the first post I wrote in the new year. After a vacation break, I am find it difficult to get back into crafting. No mojo to make anything. I tried organising, surfing blogs for inspirations, watching videos but meh! Nothing worked. Getting a bit frustrated. So yesterday I forced myself to sit at my craft desk and make some thing. After rejecting a few ideas which required patience and precision, I picked Simon Says Stamp's Take My Heart watercolor panel from Hey Love collection to colour. That will be easy to make a start, right? Yes, it was easy as I only had to colour and I did! Only that I coloured the watercolour panel using copic markers instead of watercolours!!! I only realised after colouring couple of images on the panel. Anyway, what the heck, I continued to colour with copics and made a card. Hooray! The end result was what I wanted to achieve. Make something and get crafting. So here is to a great start to the new year!

Watercoloured panel

After colouring the panel, I used Sakura White and Black Gelly Roll pens to add details to the design. Although, I coloured the background using copic marker, I still felt the edges need darker shade to frame the design on the panel. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks to sponged the edges of the panel. To get some texture I added glossy accent to the centre of the flowers. The panel is adhered on a white card base. Here is a closeup of the card.

Watercolour panel closeup

You can find the Take My Heart watercolour panels from Hey Love collection at Simon Says Stamp store. Hoping this will bring back my mojo and be able to share more inspirations for you this year.

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