15.10.18

Penguin Christmas Card

Penguin Christmas Card
Hi friends sharing another festive card featuring an adorable Penguin! The cute little penguin was colored using Zig Watercolor Brush Pens  and a sky blue background created using Distress Inks  .
The holly leaves in the background was quickly colored using the coordinating die of the recollections stamp set....in nearly the exact way I used in this Warm Wishes Card.
Added a bit of interest to the background stamping tiny snowflakes from winnie and walter and topped it with layered "Wishes" stamped with holly leaves.

Supplies : Dies : Winnie and Walter Wishes Cutaway,Crealies  Crea-Nest-Lies XXL  no. 77,Crealies Text Dies No 115,Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia 
Stamp and Die Set : Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia
Stamps : Snowflakes from Winnie and Walter Scene,Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia,Wild Rose Studio Penguin with Presents

Linking to  

WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped holly leaves on the Wishes
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  Distress Inks to colour the leaves and on the background for the penguin
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the  leaves
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used  bunches of 3 leaves , a single focal image and 2018

Flying Unicorn Card

Flying Unicorn Card
Hi friends...sharing a super cute card featuring unicorns flying amongst  puffy clouds!Each unicorn was stamped, heat embossed golden and watercolored with Zig Watercolor Brush Pens and popped up on a multilayered cloudy background created by Distress Ink blending
Quick stamp coloring
My new found technique of using a coordinating die to color the matching stamp was really helpful to quickly sponge in color and highlight the tiny clouds stamped on the bigger clouds!
I am surprised at how cheerful this simple card turned out to be!

Supplies : Dies :  Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway ,Gina Marie Stitched Cloud Border,Crealies  Crea-Nest-Lies XXL  no. 77
Stamp and Die Set : Hampton Art [Mama Elephant] Over the rainbow Unicorn
Stamps : Hampton Art [Mama Elephant] Over the rainbow Unicorn, Cluster of stars from Winnie and Walter Wishing You, Spiky snowflakes on the Happy from Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang Flurries
Linking to
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- the Happy was stamped with stars/snowflakes 
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  Distress Inks used to create the sky background 
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps 
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to highlight and color the  clouds a darker shade
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used  2019 and 4 unicorns

Floral New Year Card

Floral Card
Hi friends sharing a simple floral card in bright and vibrant hues. The Dahlia was  colored with Zig Watercolor Brush Pens  and a background quickly made by stamping and heat embossing leaves from 2 Heartfelt creations  stamp plus die sets.
Quick Background Stamp Coloring
I used the negative die cut aperture to quickly blend in Distress Inks  over the stamped leaves...it was such a gratifying and easy way to quickly make a background !
Quick Background Stamp Coloring
Supplies : Dies :  2019-Crealies Text Dies No 115,Small Banner die-Crealies  Set of 3 No 54,Winnie and Walter In a Word Happy Cutaway
Stamps : Penny Black Sweet Dahlia, Winnie and Walter Wishing You, Leaves from Heartfelt creations  Tropical Cockatoo stamp and Heartfelt creations  Tropical Paradise Stamp
Coloring Media : Zig Watercolor Brush Pens , Distress Inks

Linking to
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- The Happy is stamped with a leaf stamp from Heartfelt creations  
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Distress Inks  to color and blend in the leaves and around the "wishing you' and on the dahlia stamp
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 4 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the coordinating dies of 2 Heartfelt creations  stamp- die sets to help color the stamped leaves

Camera Card

Camera Card
Hi friends...sharing a simple masculine themed card showcasing a Camera with the caption " Smile" and a footnote " focus on the good times" This was a really fun card to put together mixing and matching  stamps!!


Supplies : Dies :  Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways ,Crealies  Text Dies no. 13,Crealies  Partz No.32
Stamps : Hot off the press Camera, Clock from Docrafts Chronology Clear Stamp set, Square sequins from Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang  Bling
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped " focus on the good times" on the scroll banner and blended black soot Distress Inks  on it. The Other scroll banner was also dressed up with black soot Distress Inks 
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren-  numbers are there on the clock stamp
Crystalblack and white background created with a variety of stamps
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with Distress Ink to colour the scrolls and around the edges of the card
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps
WCMD 2018 Lucky 7 Limit Challenge with Shay1 layer, 3 stamps and 3 dies

14.10.18

Bottle Shaker Card

Bottle Shaker Card
Hi friends.....I am on a card making spree !!! Sharing a  fun Bottle shaker card in an aquamarine, lime green and turquoise blue color theme! I was able to achieve the beautiful blend of colors within the bottle by blending alcohol inks on textured silver cardstock.
Stamp Coloring
I used the die of the leafy scroll stamp to blend in Distress Inks to color and give a shadow effect to the stamped image...it was fun and the whole card turned out entirely different from what I usually make!

Supplies : Dies : Scroll Banner die - Crealies  Partz No.31 ,Bottle- Crealies  Cardzz No.09,Crealies Text Dies No 115,Sizzix Framelits Die set with Hero Arts Stamp Set 657776  Flowers and Butterflies
Stamps: Sequins from Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang  Bling,Sizzix Framelits Die set with Hero Arts Stamp Set 657776  Flowers and Butterflies, Celebrate from Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes

WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- the scroll banner dies were jazzed up with Distress Inks and then glittered. The whole bottle is a die cut dressed up with alcohol inks and shaker elements added within.
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  Distress Inks on the background around the celebrate and to color the leafy vines and used alcohol ink blending inside the bottle
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps 
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the  leafy vines
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used 2019

Bunnies and Butterflies Card

Bunnies and Butterflies Card
Hi friends happy to share a simple cute card featuring adorable bunnies stamped and watercolored with Zig Watercolor Brush Pens .
Coloring Stamp with Coordinating Die
Used my newly found technique of using the coordinating die to quickly color the stamped butterflies in the background .This was a super fun and quick card to make!

Supplies : Dies :  Winnie and Walter Hugs Cutaway, Sizzix Framelits Die set 5 with Stamp Butterflies 3 No 657773,Marianne Designs Creatable Pine Tree LR0379
Stamps : Numbers from Inque Boutique Your Calendar, Sequins and Tiny flowers from Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang Flurries , Butterfly stamp from Sizzix Framelits Die set 5 with Hero Arts Stamp Butterflies 3 No 657773, Wild Rose Studio Spring Bunnies
Coloring Media : Distress Inks , Chalk Ink  and Zig Watercolor Brush Pens
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped sequins on the Hugs diecut, Glittered the Pine tree die cut.
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  Distress Inks to colour the  butterflies and the background
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 5 stamps from 4 sets
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the  butterflies
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used numbers in the background 

Simple Christmas Wishes Card

Stamped Poinsettia Card
 Hi friends...I just discovered that a good chunk of my stamps are Christmas related...so hehe sharing yet another festive Christmas Card using favorite stamps
Easy Stamp Coloring
I just love the ease with which you can easily get a two tone flower by blending in Distress Inks  through coordinating die cut negatives of stamps.

Supplies : Dies :  Winnie and Walter Wishes Cutaway
Stamps :Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia, Merry Christmas from Craft Sensations  Clear Stamp and Die Santa, Numbers 2018 from Inque Boutique Your Calendar

WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped holly leaves and berries from Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps on the "wishes" die cut .
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used numbers 2018 in the background 
Crystalblack and white background created with  stamps
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  2 Distress Inks to colour the poinsettias
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the poinsettias
WCMD 2018 Lucky 7 Limit Challenge with Shay- 2 layers,1 colour, 3 stamps and 1 die
All Sorts Challenge Christmas

Warm Wishes Card

Warm Wishes Card
 Hi friends...sharing a bright and cheerful Winter Wishes card featuring the adorable Winter Fox stamp from Lawn fawn which I had been hoarding for more than a year now!
Stamp Coloring with Coordinating Die negative
I mixed and matched my stamps to create the card and used the super easy stamp coloring technique using the negative of the coordinating die. I am so thrilled I tried out this technique ...it is so cool, easy and  extremely quick to color stamps using this technique!!!
Stamp Coloring with Coordinating Die negative
Supplies : Dies :  Crealies  Crea-Nest-Lies XXL  no. 77 ,Winnie and Walter Hugs Cutaway, Holly leaves die from Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia
Stamps :  "Sending" and "warm wishes" from Winnie and Walter Sending you with Evelin T Designs, Holly leaves from Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia, Lawn Fawn Winter Fox, Berries on the "Hugs" from Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set

Linking to
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped red berries on the "hugs" die cut using Berries  from Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  2 Distress Inks to colour the leaves
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 4 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the  leaves
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used bunches of 3 leaves and a single focal image
All Sorts Challenge Christmas

Coffee Themed Encouragement Card

Coffee Themed Card
Hi friends....I have really got into the  CAS mood and  am enjoying myself trying out new designs using supplies I have hoarded for long .
Stamp Coloring with Coordinating Die 
It is a very simple card made by mixing and matching various stamps . The central Cup was colored by blending  2 shades of Distress Inks through the negative aperture of the coordinating cup die. 

Supplies : Dies :  Crealies  Crea-Nest-Lies XXL  no. 77 ,Winnie and Walter Hugs Cutaway, Latina Crafter
Stamps : Numbers from Inque Boutique Your Calendar, Coffee Beans from Crealies  Bits and Pieces No 119, Main Cup Stamp from Latina Crafter

Linking to

WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped coffee beans on the "hugs" die cut and dressed it up with a wooden cup!
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used numbers in the background 
Crystalblack and white background created with a variety of stamps
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  2 Distress Inks to colour the cup
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the cup
Winnie and Walter rerun Chevron- Used chevron pattern paper on the outside and inside of the card. Used "Hugs" from Winnie and walter.Used Crystal's Happy everything card as the inspiration

3 D Snowglobe Card Tutorial

3 D snowglobe Card
Hi friends...sharing a fun and adorable 3 D Pop Up Card  featuring a mermaid swimming amongst the dolphins in the bubbly blue ocean!
3 D snowglobe Card
This is a 4 layered 3 D card which folds completely flat for mailing / storage and stands beautifully for display.
3 D snowglobe Card
When I first shared  this design of a  3 D Snowglobe  Card I got so many requests for a Tutorial so for the Tutorial post , instead of making the same card again...I varied the theme , keeping the mechanism the same.

3 D Snwoglobe Card Tutorial 
Diecut 2-4 snowglobe shapes depending on how many layers you want. Keep one as it is if you want to stamp on the back most layer and diecut windows in the rest.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
I stamped a mermaid [ from Whimsy stamps]on the back-most snowglobe layer and created a seagreen and turqoise background for her and stamped in a few bubbles[using a Crealies  stamp] .The little mermaid was colored with Zig Watercolor Brush Pens  and glittered in places to give a magical shimmer
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Add acetate to the snowglobe diecuts with windows. Acetate helps give strength to the layers and is a nice backdrop to stick your diecut/ stamped embellishments.
I dressed up  Memory Box  waves and dolphins with Distress Inks  and added them to 2 snowglobe layers.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
I didn't have any seaweeds but this Heartfelt creations  fish stamp had such nice flowing fins which were snipped and used as seaweeds for my little mermaid to swim amongst!
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Keep all your elements flat and dont add too many big diecuts/ stamped images.
Once you have decorated all your layers you can assemble them.
Here is how you make the connecting pop up mechanism
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
You need one pair of tabs to connect one pair of snowglobes. For a 4 layered 3 D snowglobe you need to make 6 tabs each measuring  1¼  x  1½ inches. Score on the 1½ inch side every ½ inch and fold on the scorelines as shown below.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Stick on the pop up tabs as shown on the base of the snowglobe. Position it in such a way that it doesn't jut beyond the margins . The tabs are glued in such a way that their open end faces inside
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Fold both the tabs towards one side and check again for any jutting edges- correct if anything protrudes beyond the edges.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
 Apply glue to both the tabs as shown below and stick on the next snowglobe layer.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
When sticking keep the snowglobes in line and gently stick the top layer.And next to get a good secure adhesion and to ensure a perfect pop up mechanism...slide the top layer which you had gently stuck on the tabs underneath towards the side and press---this will take the inside tabs to the side too and ensure a good flat folding 3 D card.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
Add the next  2 snowglobe layers in exactly the same way by  sticking the tabs.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
The tabs work in such a way that the snowglobe layers will fold flat to both the sides.
3 D snowglobe Card Tutorial 
This  mechanism can be adapted to create any shaped 3 D card not just a snowglobe but is especially effective in the Snowglobe shape. You can also vary the number of layers and make one with just 2 layers if you like.
3 D snowglobe Card
The beautiful wavy design on the outermost layer was created by cutting a card embossed with the  Crafters Companion Ornate Lace 3 D Embossing Folder.
I hope you liked this 3 D card Tutorial and Mermaid themed Snwoglobe .

Supplies : Dies :Heartfelt creations  Under the Sea Die, Memory Box Splash Border,Memory Box Diving Dolphins,Crealies Text Dies No 115,Crealies  Partz No.32, Joy Crafts  Anchor-Ships wheel-Lifebuoy
Stamps : Mermaid from Whimsy   Stamps Goldie, Bubbles from Crealies  Bits and Pieces No. 112,Heartfelt creations  Under the Sea stamp

Linking to  
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- All the snowglobes are diecuts which are really dressed up by stamping and adding on more diecuts. The dolphin, wheel and waves are also die cuts dressed up with Distress Inks  and glitter.
WCMD Craftie Challenge 
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used numbers 2019 
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with  Distress Inks on the background and on the die cuts.
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps

13.10.18

Easy Stamp Colouring

Easy Stamped Card
Hi friends Thank you so much for all the support on my earlier Roses card. I seem to be still in the red- black and white combo mood and this time I did manage to keep it CAS!!
Easy Stamped Card
 I  have used some gorgeous stamps  which were gifted to me by Maureen[ the owner of the Rudolph Challenge ] and Jannie[owner of the Cuttlebugmania  Challenge  ].I keep a record of all the dies and stamps I have in the free version of "Evernote" and also keep a note of the "unused" stamps and dies. That way I can slowly work my way through the unused supplies instead of reaching for the same favourites again and again!
Easy Stamp Colouring
The WCMD Challenges always make me try out new techniques  especially with stamps. One technique I have just discovered is the fun and easy way to color stamps using matching dies.
Easy Stamp Colouring
The beautiful Recollections stamp and die set has 2 dies to cut the poinsettias and layer them but I found these dies perfect to easily and quickly achieve a 2 tone coloring of the flowers. Here is how you can do it with similar dies you may have. Diecut the smaller die on a piece of card...position it over your stamped card and ink with a dark color --I used fired brick Distress Inks 
Easy Stamp Colouring
It looks really cool doesnt it!! You can do the same thing using masks but then...this is the easier way for lazy bums!!
Now take the larger flower diecut aperture paper and the smaller flower diecut piece...position it over the poinsettia and blend in Distress Ink or any other ink using a different color or shade.
Easy Stamp Colouring
While inking , make sure you press down the central small diecut so that it doesnt budge. If you are using different shades of the same color it doesnt matter much as you can easily correct mistakes later on too.
Easy Stamp Colouring
Lift off the card stock and you have a beautiful 2 toned flower. If there are gaps...blend in again using the lighter color and you are good to go! I was able to color all the flowers so quickly  where it would have taken ages if I was water-coloring or using some other technique!! Sometimes crafting does need to be quick and simple doesnt it!!!!
Stamped Die cut
I used holly leaves from a Winnie and Walter set to add a design to the "Wishes" die cut which was layered on a banner as a finishing touch!
Easy Stamped Card
Though a rather full card I do love it that I was able to keep it CAS !!! Yay!!!

Supplies : Dies :Winnie and Walter Wishes Cutaway,  2018 -Crealies Text Dies No 115, Small Banner -Crealies  Set of 3 No 54,Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia,
Punch : Dress My Craft Banner Punch
Stamps : Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia,Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora ,Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes 98398,Craft Sensations  Clear Stamp and Die Santa,Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang Flur
Linking to
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped holly leaves on the  Wish die cut
Crystal- black and white background created with a variety of stamps
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with Distress Ink to colour the stamped flowers
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 5 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the stamped poinsettias

11.10.18

Roses New Year Card

Roses New Year Card
 Hi friends...I started this card with the ambition of creating a CAS card but the vintage rose background stamp just screamed for some handmade  red roses and so the CAS concept was thrown out with  a sigh!! Hehe!!
Roses New Year Card
 The inked and stamped "Happy" heat embossed with UTEE is testament to the fact that yeah I did initially try to make a CAS card with a nice  big sentiment!!
Stamping
To give the "heart bow" company added tiny and not so tiny hearts from the Winnie and Walter stamp set. The "2019" was inked and popped up on a tiny tag die cut.
Roses New Year Card

Supplies : Dies : Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway ,Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly, Roses made with Graphic 45 Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies, Spellbinders Ferns,Crealies Text Dies No 115,Memory Box Precious Hearts,Leaves for the roses from Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Die , Crealies  Set of 3 No 54

Stamps: Tiny Hearts and big hearts from Winnie and Walter Our Town,Leaves for the roses from Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Stamp, Background stamp -Joy Crafts Floral Flourishes Postcard rose, Flowers on the "Happy" -Sizzix Framelits Die set with Hero Arts Stamp Set 657776  Flowers and Butterflies
Linking to  
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- the Happy die was stamped with flowers and inked with Distress Inks  and heat embossed with UTEE. The heart bow was inked with Distress Inks  . The 2019 was enhanced with inking with Distress Inks  .
WCMD 2018 Number Cruncher Challenge with Keren- used 2019 and the background stamp has numbers such in the form of dates
WCMD 2018 Black and White Backgrounds Challenge with 
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used Distress Inks  to blend the Happy, the heart and the flowers were created by blending shades of Distress Inks . 
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 4 stamps

Simple Snowglobe Card

Snowglobe Card
Hi friends...sharing yet another simple card which was put together quickly. Created a black and white snowflake background for the cute penguin using tiny stamps from Winnie and Walter
Snowglobe Card
Blended Black soot on the snowglobe base and glittered it with rainbow glitter

Snowglobe Card
 Created a 2018 banner  by blending Seedless Preserve and Spun sugar Distress Inks  and jazzing up with rainbow glitter. Finished off the card by adding purple glittery strips.
Snowglobe Card
I was so tempted to add more elements but then resisted as I really need some easy to mail type of cards this year!

Supplies : Dies :  Crealies  Partz No.32 [banner], Crealies  Cardzz No 08 [ Snowglobe],Crealies Text Dies No 115 [2018]
Stamps : Wild Rose Studio Penguin with Presents, Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang  Bling,Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang Flurries
Coloring Media : Distress Inks  , Zig Watercolor Brush Pens  

Linking to  
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- inked and glittered the banner die Inked. Inked and glittered the snowglobe too which is a large die cut.
WCMD 2018 Black and White Backgrounds Challenge with 
WCMD 2018 Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge with Heather 
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used black soot Distress Inks  to blend the base of the snowglobe and Distress Inks to blend inside the banner die cut.
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 3 stamps


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