Friday, February 27, 2015

Winnie & Walter's A Week to Die For Day #4

Today we are showcasing Goldie Trim Cutaways  and Lulu Fringe Cutaways
I have used the oval streamers from the Goldie Trim Cutaways in bright colours to make my card below.

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I die cut the oval streamers in green, blue and hot pink cardstock and lined it up on the card panel with an overhang. I the used Silver Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh at the intersections of the oval stream to add glitz and glamour ;) I love the bright colours and the silver confetti.

For the sentiment I die cut In A Word: Happy Cutaway in black and stamped the smaller sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Happy stamp set.

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Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more inspirations from Guest Designers and Design Team.
Here are my projects from Day #1, Day #2 and Day#3

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winnie & Walter's A Week to die For Day #3

Today we are showcasing  Big Bang Confetti Cutaway and The Party Confetti Cutaway

I have used The Party Confetti Cutaway to make a shaker box card.

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I have die cut The Party Confetti in various bright coloured cardstock. to add inside the shaker box along with some Pretty Pink Posh's Winnie & Walter mix. The frame of the shaker box is die cut using frames from Essentials: Katherine Cutaway.

Celebrate shaker card flat

 For the sentiment I have used Celebrate from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaway which I die cut in black a few. Stacked and glued together and brushed with glossy accent. The smaller sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Party Stamp Set. Here is a close up!

Celebrate shaker card closeup2

Check out Winnie & Walter's Blog for more inspirations from design teams and guest designers.

See you tomorrow for last day of A Week to Die For!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winnie & Walter's A Week to Die For - Day #2

Welcome back!

Today is Day #2 of Winnie & Walter's A Week to Die For.

Today we are showcasing Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, In a Word: Cheers Cutaway, In a Word: Happy Cutaway and In a Word: Love Cutaway.

I have used In a Word: Cheers die to make my card below.

Cheers card2

I used the gold glitter paper to die cut my word die, the a few more using white cardstock. I stacked and glued them together with the gold gliltter die cut on the top. I chose black cardstock as my base to get a fantastic contrast. Then I die cut the circle die cuts out of The Big Bang Confetti Cutaway and glitter gold paper in three sizes. I then randomly glued them on the card front. I just love the glitter gold on the black card base.

Cheers card flat

Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more design team and guest designer inspiration.

See you tomorrow with more A Week to Die For inspiration.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winnie & Walter's A Week to Die for Day #1

This week, we are playing " A WEEK TO DIE FOR" at Winnie & Walter.

We at Winnie & Walter are showcasing the new Cutaways released last month.
Today we are sharing projects using The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways and The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways.

I have used "THANKS" die from The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways on my card below.

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I die cut a few "thanks" from thick cardstock. For the top layer, I sponged some purple distress inks in ombre, then die cut the "thanks". Then stacked and glued them with the purple die cut on the top to get a substantial dimension. I brushed some glossy accent on the die cut to give some gloss effect.

Thanks closeup

 I stamped the "thanks" image from The Big, the Bold and You stamp set in grey on the background panel and die cut using the smaller frame die from Katherine Cutaways. I glued the "thanks die cut in the middle. Then adhered this panel to the card front using foam adhesives. I then stamped 'a bunch' from The Big, the Bold and You stamp set on the fish tail diecut from Katherine Cutaways. Finally accented with sparkly gold enamel dots.

Thanks Closeup1

Check out Winnie & Walter's blog for more design team inspirations.

Tune in tomorrow for more Cutaways inspiration.

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Similar yet different cards.

Hello folks,

I have a post at A Blog Named Hero today. I shared two cards using similar layout but with stamp sets from different companies - Hero Arts and Clearly Besotted.
 Here is a sneak peek of both the cards.

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Especially for you closeup

Head over to A Blog Named Hero Blog to see the cards in full and all the details.
Looking forward to hear what you think?

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

A farewell!

Hello Folks,

I am sad to say that I am stepping down as StampNation Design Team Member. I am stepping down because I am going back to school to study Interior Design. I love designing especially Interior designing. Now that both my children are in high school, I decided it is time for me to do what I like and want to do the most. 

I have throughly enjoyed my time at StampNation. It is a great community of warm and welcoming members. It is also a great resource to learn, share and get inspired. So if you like to  learn more about StampNation, CLICK HERE.

I also like to thank Catherine Pooler for having me in her design team. She is one of the nicest person in the craft industry. Very organised and flexible. Great to work with. So a big hug and all the best to her and StampNation.

Here are some of my work I shared at StampNation

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Have a Rockin' Birthday!

This is my take on the sketch

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I used the Equalizer stencil and sponged distress inks in rainbow colours. I LOVE distress inks. They are easy to sponge and blend beautifully. I then used one of the dies from Stitched Snow Drifts die set to die cut the curved edge on the bottom as shown in the sketch. The bottom panel is largest die cut from Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stax die set. 

Rocking Birthday flat

For the focal element, I die cut a few Mp3 player and headphones in black and accented with white dial and blue head pieces. The sentiments are from Keep On Rockin' stamp set.

Rocking Birthday clsoeup

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #78

Hey everyone,

I have a new Runway Inspired Challenge today

What a beautiful dusky pink colour?  Love the skirt and the top style is currently in trend . My inspiration is basically the striped top and the dusky pink colour. So here is my take on the DNKY outfit.

Happy Birthday

I have used Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Stripes medium striped stamp and white heat embossed on the white card stock panel. Then sponged some Fresh Peach Hero Arts Shadow Ink in ombre. This ink is pinkish and when dry is beautiful. 

Happy Birthday clsoeup!

For the focal point, I stamped and black heat embossed the flower cluster from Penny Black's Blooming Garden on vellum cardstock, cut out and coloured using copic makers. I then adhered the flower cluster using foam adhesives. For the sentiment, I black heat embossed the "happy birthday" from The Party Stamp set from Winnie & Walter. Finally accented with Sparkly Clear 8mm, 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Happy Birthday closeup1

Check out Runway Inspired Challenge Blog for more design team challenge.

Aga * Jen * Karolyn Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Come and play along Runway Inspired Challenge with me.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Muse for a new CAS challenge.

Hello folks,

There is a new Clean and Simple challenge in town everyone!

Ksenija from Sovushka Salvia Blog asked if she can use this card of mine as a muse for her new Clean and Simple challenge on her blog. Of course, I said yes! it is an honor to be featured and used as an inspiration. Thank you so much Ksenija :)

So here is my muse card.

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Here is my CASEd card.


I have used the hydrangeas from Penny Black's Blooming Garden stamp set which I heat embossed on the watercolour cardstock. Then I colourwashed with Purple colour from Peerless Watercolour. I did this in layers starting with the lightest, drying then layering with another layer of purple with heaver shades in few places. This gives nice depth to the colour wash.

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For the sentiment I colour washed the watercolour paper in orange colour and then die cut Celebrate die from Celebrations die set also from Penny Black for the top layer. I also die cut couple more using regular cardstock. I then stacked and glued them with the orange die cut on the top.

Celebrate closeup!

Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh's Amethyst 6 mm and Marigold 4mm sequins.

Check out Sovushka Salvia Clean and Simple Blog for more design team inspiration. They are very pretty and CAS. If CAS is your style, come and play along. There are prizes o be won too :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Donut Delight!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

 Donut Delight!

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The LEAD of Donut Delight will be invited as a Guest Designer in our next challenge!

Here is my take on the challenge.

Donut card

Donuts are trendy at the moment. Who does not like donuts! I love them but at the moment can only drool at them. I am banned from eating sugary food for fear of developing diabetes. Runs in the family. So I am creating the paper donuts to satisfy my craving :( 

These donuts are made using My Favorite Things  Donuts dies. I have die cut the base of the donuts using kraft cardstock and the icing using various colour cardstocks. Inked the edges of the base using Gathered Twigs distress inks and the icing with matching distress inks. Then I glued the icing over the base. Then applied a generous coating of glossy accents to make the donuts look glossy. The sprinkles were are also die cut using the MFT die using various colour cardstocks. I sprinkled the sprinkles on the donuts when the glossy accents was still wet. Once dry, I gave another coat of glossy accent. The donuts came out lovely :) I arranged them like how it is on the challenge graphics on the die cut panel. Then stamped the sentiment from Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set also from MFT on a strip of cardstock and adhered in the middle. Here is a  closeup!

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Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Donut Delight Designers

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I donut know!

I have been playing with the Donuts dies from MFT since it arrived on Friday.

Here is a card I made using this week sketch from MFT

Donut know card

I simple die cut a few pieces of donut base from kraft cardstock, then the icing from orange cardstock with one icing piece die cut with the sprinkles as well. I then sponged some Gathered Twig distress ink on the base die cuts and  Ripe Persimmon distress ink on the icing. I stacked glued the base die cuts. Similarly the icing die cuts with the sprinkled one on the top. Glued the icing stack on the base stack. I love the dimension due to the stacked die cuts. I then added some diamond stickles inside the sprinkles. I love the donut. 

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Adhere the donut to the white panel, For the strip on the right side of the sketch I used an orange striped pattern paper with a strip of gold foil cardstock. I only stamped one half of the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. You can personalise the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card.

This is the sketch from MFT

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