Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CNY - Cherry blossoms and lanterns

Hello blogger peeps! Hope everyone is doing great, January is flying by so quickly, at least for me. My helper isn't working with us starting this month, and I decided to take a chance to do all the work by myself, as there are only 4 of us and my kiddos are already in their teens, the house is clean all the time. BUT, it is getting to me slowly now!!!! LOL...i cannot blame anyone for this.
I am not used to do the full work all by myself, for the last 15 years. All I was doing was cooking, and other small errands.
Anyways, I find my creativity is getting lost in between all these chores, and I often find myself bit tired of the routine ;)
Sorry to take you all topic, but lets go back to the card now.

Chinese New Year is just round the corner, kiddos are in exam week, a d Friday our break starts. with the CNY mood, I made another card using the Mama Elephant - lunar wished stamps. This time I have used a white front.
I stamped and colored the cherry blossom branch and flowers using various coloring mediums.
Same for the lanterns too. The kitty is stamped on a gold card stock and fussy cut to add. The sentiment is stamped in black, and a few more scattered cherry blossoms. I added some Nuvo Gold Mousse around the edges in an uneven fashion. used a red textured base.

Linking this with:

TIMEOUT Challenge
 I was inspired by Ksenja's card here - branch, I have just used it as my starting point for this card

Take it Make it
 Another entry here
Anything Goes

Polkadoodles challenge
 A CNY card here
Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday
 A CNY card here
Anything Goes

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Monday, January 23, 2017


Happy Monday everyone!

I am up with a snow card. I used NBUS true snow paste here. It is a simple card, almost one layer.
I sponged the edges with tumbled glass distress ink, and then used a silver gel pen to 2 edges,  and then used the stencil from winnie&walter big bang and applied the true snow.
I used a snowflake die cut from Sizzix also a NBUS. The paper is a shimmery grey floral paper.
The sentiment is stamped in Su blue ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.

Linking this card with:

Dies R Us
Winter blues
A CAS card here

CAS(E) this Sketch
 Almost sticking to the sketch

AAA Cards
 A winter card here

Addicted to CAS
Winter wishes here

 Used a die cut to go with the cue

Curtain Call
Going with the blue and shimmer here

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Uniko Challenge - #39

Hello all, we are up with our first challenge of the year.

It is :

#39 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist Love  

I have made a simple CAS card .

 Prize Info:
Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
Random Twist Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

I used the heart stamp from I Love Tea set, and stamped in Pink Pirouette from SU.
I then used a watercolor card stock with some smooshing on it, cut in stitched rectangle, and a plain panel to stamp the flower from the Flower Power, I stamped it 2 steps, the solid stamp is stamped in the above pink ink, and the other one is stamped in Hero Arts Neon ink - red.
The sentiment is from All occasion Sentiments #5 

I hope you liked it.
Do stop by the Uniko blog to see more from the DT.


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Seize the Birthday - Dashes or Doodling

Hello all, I am up with my second card for the Guest Designer Inspiration at Seize the Birthday.

The Toppings is Dashes or Doodling.

Or as always, you can also play with the Anything Goes too

I had a lot of thinking for the toppings, I could have chosen the easy way out, and added dashes on any design, but I really chose the hard way, Yup went for doodling. knowing that I am pretty bad at doodling, I still chose to do, well I don't know why, not that I was thinking that I got any better at doodling, simply did it.

I had this Maroon shimmery Card stock with a negative die cut on my desk, and just picked it to do my card.The die cut is from winnie&walter.
I started with adding a white panel to it, and used the bits and pieces left from the negative die cuts.
I used the color pencils from Faber Castell, which are meant for coloring on the dark card colored papers, and doodles some flowers, vines and leaves. I then used a pink felt pen and added tiny flowers all around the base.
I added another black strip to the base, and stamped the sentiment from HLS.
I hope I did an ok job with doodling, as I am not really jumping up and down.

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       Have a great day!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kraft and gold

Hey all, back with a card, which was half finished and managed to finished it yesterday night!
The weather has been all grey and gloomy, and I really find it very demotivating to step in the craft room nowadays! Mojo is up and running, but the need to step inside the craft room when it is not bright is not a good option for me. Night time should be ok, I will try that.

Ok, a new product used here today. I was ij Hong Kong in November, when I picked up my ScanNcut, I shared some goodies on Instagram which picked along, but didn't use it till now! Yes finally opened the Nuvo embellishment jar to use.
I have to say that it has got a such a smooth texture to touch, and easy to use.
Well I just used a stencil and applied it with my fingers here.
The shimmer is brilliant.

The flowers are used from winnie&walter, and colored using Faber Castell color pencils. I did masking ans stamping.
Once the coloring was done, I used the brick stencil from winnie&walter and applied the Nuva gold Mousse.
The sentiment is also from the same company, I stamped in black on kraft and fussy cut to add.
The panel is added with a gold strip along the side, and cornered one side.
Quite an unusual combinations here, but I am sort of happy with what I have done and how it came out.

Linking this with:

HLS CAS January
Another entry here

The Flower Challenge
I hope the blue and yellow on kraft counts here

I am joining in with a new stash, not stamp or die, and I hope it qualifies

AAA Cards
 Another entry here

CAS-ual Fridays
Another entry here

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TCC - #65

Hello everyone, a new challenge time at the Card Concept today.

 Isn't this a beautiful inspiration picture?
I was inspired by the colors and patterns on the cushion here.

This is a combined post for my DT inspiration at Uniko as well.

For more details on the card please visit Uniko.

Adding this to Just Us Girls
All over stamping card here

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop - Beaded Hope Necklace

Hello everyone, it is the 17th , and we have the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop at the Casual Fridays.
This is a collaboration hop with Pretty Pink Posh.
This is a monthly reminder to check yourself for breast cancer.


For this Hop Pretty Pink Posh sequins are added in the shop, exclusively for this great cause. These will available with the Calling all Sistahs products.
These sequins are like Limited edition items, once gone they are gone, so if you want to get your hands on, get as soon as possible.

 2 random commenters will win gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays store.  Comments must be made by 12am EST on January 19th to be eligible.

Well, my card don't have sequins, as my snail mail is still on its way!
I will use those for the next time!

For my card I am going monochromatic today.
I doodled the necklace and then pierced the paper to add the stitching along with the beads. I used a gold floss and transparent beads.
For the pendant I used the Hope Die cut from CASual Fridays - Calling All Sistahs line, and the sentiment is stamped in parts. I did masking for that.
I didn't wanted to add another panel here, so I used a gold gel pen to draw lines along the edges. That is it.
A very simple reminder card.

Here is the hope order:

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Rahmat Gouse <<<<<<<< you are here
Penny Ward
Gwendolyn Estrada
Vicki Dutcher 
 Ceal Pritchett 
 Kara Stainbrook
Sue Nagata
Kimberly Rendino
Susan White
Shona Chambers 
 Lori McAree
Nora Noll
Melissa Miller
Lori Kobular
Lydia Evans
Sandi Pressley
Lisa Lahiff
Mary Moisan
Claire Apostoloff
Kelly Griglione
Theresa Knopf
Jeanne Jachna
Heather North

Your next hop stop is Penny Ward

I am linking this card with:

CASual Fridays
Joining in with all gold and used the stamps from here 

Paru's Card Making Challenge
 Another entry here

HLS anything goes with dies
 Another entry here

Word Art Wednesday
 Anything Goes

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Video on marbling, and an Anniversary card

Happy Sunday everyone, our Sunday is almost done here, the weather is bit cold, so we all are stuck in the cozy house.

I have another marbling card today, and also a video on this technique. I have done nail marbling, and created a few examples in the video to give an idea to the ones who wants to try.

Please watch the video for the nail marbling details.

I had left the marbling cards for a few days to think how to finish those.
I had used the Happy cutaway die from winnie&walter. My daughter suggested I should make this one as an anniversary card. So I chose the Anniversary sentiment from Altenew vintage roses. I decided to add a leafy twig too, and a few black jewels to finish off.

Linking this with:

Gossip Column with Taheerah -#6
Here is another entry here

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies
Another entry here

CUTplorations January Challenge
 I am joining in with the shimmer and black in the picture

Double D Challenges
 Joining in with an anniversary card

Altenew January Challenge
Inspired by the colors, used a Altenew stamps here

Mix it Up Challenge
Another entry here

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