Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monochromatic Lotus

Happy Sunday everyone, I am up with a simple card, this one is one of the 4 cards, I made for the local art competition.

I started with a water color paper, started the lotus from Waffle Flower in squeezed lemonade distress ink, and used the same ink to water color it. I did 2 flowers, and added it in a 2 step way to give more dimension.
I used the same ink for the background, and used stencil to ink the broad stripes. Added it to the base, and the flower and sentiment, which is from the same set. I added gols strips on the base card, and a few gold jewels to finish off. Hope you like it.

Linking this card with:

Less is More
A birthday card for the Celebrations theme here

Addicted to Stamps and More
I used water color fro the lotus and sponging for the background

Seize the Birthday
 A simple CAS card here

Crafty Gals Corner
 A CAS card here
Anything Goes

Polkadooodles Crafting
 A CAS card here
Anything Goes

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Get well soon

Happy Friday friends, I have been busy in my craft room, with quite a bit of crafting, but all those cards need to wait a while before they see the light on my blog!
I am up with a simple card today, I made this yesterday night.  It's all in kraft. I used the stamps from Avery Elle from 2 different sets, stamped the balloon in red, and doodled the string myself.
The sentiment is from another set.
Punched the corners, and added a few black rhinestones to finish off, Ultra CAS.
I am loving the all kraft look though.

Linking this with:

 A simple entry here

AAA cards
 A kraft masculine card

Simon Wednesday Challenge
A cas card here
Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations
Just with the theme

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Acetate and vellum together

Good evening blogger peeps, it's night and I usually don't post at this time. It just happened that I finished making a card, and then I saw on Instagram Hannelie's card for CASology, and matches the cue, this doesn't happen that often. So I looked at the time, it's past 9, and I have quite a bit of time to write a post ;)

Ok as you all know that I am bitten by the acetate bug, I made one yesterday also, I am holding that one for a while before I post.
Using acetate is very easy, and I find stamping on acetate is fun and very forgiving, all you need is to keep a wet wipe handy, if you make a mistake, just wipe immediately, unlike card stock, where you have to think of ways to cover up or trash it ;)

I chose Uniko's bold blooms here, and stamped in Hero Arts Ombre ink, and then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss. The leaves are stamped using the wild wasabi from SU and heat embossed. I fussy cut all to add to the base. I used a white back and a acetate front for my card. I stamped some leaves on acetate, and arranged the flowers and leaves. The flower is cut out in 2 steps to give more dimension.
The sentiment is from Uniko - get well soon set, I lined it with a pale green. That's all, I am calling it a CAS card, and hoping that looking at so many elements people, still consider it CAS. It was a quick make.
I have quite a few pictures, I usually craft in night, and take pictures in the morning under natural light, but I was bit eager to share this card, and hoping I have done justice with the pictures.

A look at the embossed vellum flower and leaves
Linking this with:

 Joining in with a get well soon card, and really hoping it qualifies as CAS here!

Less is More
Another entry here with both acetate and vellum
Acetate or Vellum

Fusion Card Challenge
Joining in with the picture

HLS October Challenge
 Another entry here

Cupcake Inspiration
 Joining in with the theme here

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Embossed bauble

Hello all, my second post of the day.
I am making some Christmas cards for a friend, otherwise I usually won't start making Christmas cards this early. As I don't celebrate it, and I only send Christmas cards to my friends. But I have a feeling I will be making quite a few, to deliver it to the art store, which sells my cards.

I chose a pale green textured base for my card, I have chosen panels of white and a Christmas Patern paper for the front. I used a red textures card strips to line up the top and bottom edges, and only a partial piece in middle.
The bauble and leaves are from Uniko's new release in October. I heat embossed the bauble in silver, and added stamped and fussy cut holly leaves.

A closer look at the embossing, picturing shimmery things isn't easier, as you know.
Linking this card with:

Artistic Inspirations
A simple Christmas card here
Anything Goes

HLS October Christmas Challenge
Joining with an embossed bauble

HLS Mixed Media Challenge
 I have embossing, patter papers, stamping, sparkle on my card.....joining in with the holly leaves for nature

The Challenge
Another entry inspired by the baubles

Allsorts Challenge blog
A simple embossed a jewels card
Shine and Sparkle

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MAsculine Christmas card

Happy Monday blogger peeps, I am up with a simple masculine card.
I used distress inks - chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and salty ocean to sponge the background. Then I did the ghosting using ARTplorations on my starts stencil.
I used the same distress inks to stamp the snowflakes from Uniko studio, I added a blue glittey paper and a silver glittery on the bottom of the panel, a few jewels to finish off. The sentiment is also from the same set.
That is it, I hope you all like it.

Closer look at the ghosting, the stars are visible quite well.
Linking this with:
The Challenge
Inspired by the blues in here

Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon stage V - background
Use distress inks, ghosting and stamps to create the background

AAA cards
 A masculine Christmas card here

CAS Mix Up Challenge
Stamping + ghosting + glitter

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Inspired by Fall

Hey all, my second post of the day. Just wanted to share a few cards sitting on my desk.

This one is my favorite maple leaves inspired card. I did sponging in a scattered manner, using the same hand -cut maple leaf stencil, I have. This time using more of yellow than the browns. The sentiment is stamped in black from HLS - mix mash set, the strip is lined up with some brown card.
A few jewels to finish off.

Linking this with:

Penny Black and More
A fall card here

Seize the birthdays
 A leafy birthday card

Stamping Sensations
Fall card here

Moving along the Times
Just leaves

A fall card

Inspired by all the little things
Inspired by the lovely maple leaves

 Work it Wednesday
Just the colors mentioned here

Take it , Make it
I love sponging maple leaves, so a fall inspired card
Autumn theme
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Gold Mandala

Happy Sunday to one and all.
I am up with a super clean and simple card, which I made yesterday.

I used just white, and gold here. I heat embossed the big Mandala from Uniko - Marvellous Mehendi in gold, fuzzy cut to add it as my focal point.
The sentiment is from 2 different sets from Uniko.
A few jewels to finish off, I love the look of this card.

Linking this with:

Less is More
I have used vellum for the embossing
Acetate or vellum

HLS October CAS
Another entry here

Paru's Card Making Challenge
 A simple card, which maybe a Diwali card as well.

Curtain Call
Inspired by the colors in the picture

CAS(E) this Sketch

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Black and orange

Hey all, I though sharing another card, I have a couple of cards waiting to be posted, so here it goes.
I have used an orange textured base here, and a white front. I used Uniko Beautiful blooms and stamped in grey and black to create the background. Then used one bloom and heat embossed in vellum, stamped it 3 times, to get the dimensional look, bu cutting out 3 sections from each flower.
The flower layers are added with foam adhesive, and a twine on the top plus few jewels to finish off.
The sentiments are also from Uniko.

Linking this with:


Bling ding

Fusion card Challenge
Joining i with the Sketch only

HLS October Challenge

STAMPlorations CAS October
 With Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More
Another entry here

Get Creative Challenges

Black and orange
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Never Give Up

Good morning/day blogger friends. I am up with a simple tone on tone stamping card.
I chose a shimmer pink card stock fro the front, and a white base. I used Uniko - round and round to stamp the background using Pink Pirouette from SU. The sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts - Sketched letter, and Casual Friday - hope.
I added a vellum die cut butterfly with some jewels on it, and a few more jewels to finish off. A white floss at the top, that is it.

Photographing shimmery cards is not easier

Another angle to show the pink colour

A close up at the geometric circles
Linking this with:
4 Crafty Chicks
A simple encouragement card
A strength within

CASual Fridays
A simple encouragement card with CASual Friday stamp

A Blog Named Hero
Used geometric pattern in the background, and Hero Arts Stamps

CWS #7
Sentiment is in focus

Simon Wednesday Challenge
Think pink

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