Thursday, April 30, 2015

Let your dreams take flight

Good morning blogger friends, I am here after a long time, I was super busy with moving my house. Finally moved to out new home on Sunday, and now settling in slowly.
I opened my crafting boxes yesterday, these were the last boxes to open, I am glad I didn't open in the first, otherwise the house wouldn't be settled in yet ;) lol
Anyways, I managed to make a card after dinner yesterday night.
It is a simple one layer card, the sentiment is one of my the quotes from my collection, and I printed it off. The bird is also from a font, I just sponged a sky and some clouds with a light hand, and finally stamped the stars in silver ink.
That's it, I hope you all like it, it is very simple, but I love it, I missed crafting!!

I am linking this with:

I am going here with a simple card with clouds and stars.

The Male Room
I have used a sole bird here, and I think the sentiment is perfect here too.

The Pink Elephant

My interpretation is straight forward with my sentiment, I had used a bird to represent it.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ATSM #142

Hey everyone, it's times for a brand new challenge at ATSM today, and the theme is Make your Mark.
You can use anything, from inks, water colors, sewing etc to make this project, remember to mention it in your post.

We are sponsored by A Day for Daisies this time.

Prize $12 girft certificate

For my card, I had used a sponsor's image - berry tree.
I printed and colored the image with markers. I did sponging on the bottom part, it is a one layer card.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations - subway art builder.

 Do stop by the ATSM challenge blog, and see what our wonderful DT's have come up with to inspire you all.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Designer - CAS on Sunday

Hello everyone, today's post is a special one for me. I am guest designing at CAS on Sunday.
Most of my regular visitors would already know that, I love to create CAS mostly. So I feel very happy and honored to be part of this today.

The theme for this challenge is White with one more color. I decided to go with a very soft shade of lavender here. I inked up the mama Elephant - Freestyle florals, and stamped randomly to cover one side of the card. The sentiment is from 2 different sets, one is from WPlusDesigns - Embroidered bouquet, and the other one is from Woodware crafts. To finish off, I decided to add tiny rhine stones in lavender. I love the softness of this card, and hope you all like it too.

I thank you the CAS on Sunday team to give me this wonderful chance of guest designing with them.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Card Maker's Corner #5

Hello everyone, it is time for us to know another crafter here at my blog. Today I have a super talented Crafter, Loll Thompson. Loll makes the best super CAS cards, and I love the use of leaves in her creations, in my opinion no one uses leaves and nails a card as Loll.

Lets hear what Loll has to say about the questions I had put for her.

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hi Everyone.  Loll here (Stamping with Loll) and I’m so excited to be part of Rahmat’s Card Maker’s Corner!  Thanks Rahmat.

I am happily married for over 35 years to my sweetheart, Gord.  I have two adult sons and one beautiful grandson.

I love to craft!  My mom taught me to knit at a young age and I have loved working with my hands every since.  Over the years I have done crocheting, calligraphy, macramé, stained glass, ceramics, cross-stitching and more.  About ten years ago I started making cards and was immediately hooked on all the wonderful techniques and products there are to use.  My card making became more intense six years ago when I retired from work.

2. What is crafting to you?

Crafting is a way to express myself.  I also love to share my knowledge and that’s why I started my blog four years ago so that I could share what I have learned along the way.

3. If crafting was not you hobby, what else would be in its place?

I love to bake.  My mom taught me how to bake when I was a young teenager.  She shared her love of baking and also shared many wonderful recipes that I still make today.

I also love to garden.  There’s something very rewarding about planting seeds, seedlings, and bulbs and having them bloom.

4. Which are the very basic supplies you need to make a card? (Silly question ;) but I want to see how minimum a crafter needs)

Basic supplies include card stock, ink and stamps.  There are so many possibilities even with those three basic supplies.

5. What is a technique you are not good and want to excel?

I have only scratched the surface of mixed media and I would like to get better at it.   I would like to be able to let go more and not be so controlled with my cards … it’s something I want to work on.

6. What is your best technique to you love?

This is a tough one.  If you asked me a year or so ago, I would have said die-cuts … there’s just so much you can do with them.  But in the past year I have become obsessed with stenciling and water - colouring. 

7. Which are your all time 3 favourite cards?

Thank You Lee-Anne

Autumn Leaves

Pine Branch Tree

8. What is one thing we don’t know about you?
Many of my readers know that 2 ½ years ago my hubby had a heart attack and survived.  Our family is so thankful for all the help from everyone involved with that traumatic event and subsequent quadruple bypass surgery that followed.

What many don’t know, is that hubby went into cardiac arrest at home, in the middle of the night.  I am a light sleeper and I heard him take his last gasp.  I knew something was wrong right away and called 9-1-1.  The operator talked me through performing CPR until the paramedics arrived.  Hubby survived and has recovered wonderfully.  I am so thankful I was able to help until the medical team arrived.  It is something I will never forget.
  So glad that all is well, we need great composure in times like these, and looks like you were able to keep calm Loll, I am sure it is one of the moments which will stay with you forever. Thanks for sharing with us.

9. What is the piece of advice for crafters, whether new or seasoned?

Start out with basic stamping and get comfortable with that before trying other techniques.  Once you’re ready to move on, there’s lots of great places to learn about techniques and products (SplitcoastStampers, Happy Little Stampers – both forums), and tons of videos on YouTube and inspiration on Pinterest.  So many crafters not only share their beautiful cards, but many include how they made the card, with tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.

10. I know that all crafters are hoarders in some way, which one thing is in your stash and you can buy again and again?

I hoard of lots of stuff,  but I do tend to hoard dies and keep buying them even though I now have a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  I have two boxes of dies that I pull out every day.  I always look through them first when starting a card.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Loll, and hope you all have enjoyed too.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!