January 20, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hey everyone,

Hope you are having a good weekend or good start to the weekend depending on where you are. My Saturday just began. While everyone is still sleeping , so I decided to blog. I finished this card Thursday morning and I didn’t have time to blog until now. My in laws were visiting us and stayed with us for two months. It was super busy for these two months and time was limited. They have gone back to India now. I am still stuck in the routine of waking up early which is why it is a great time to blog.

As part of me participating in Kathy from The Daily Marker’s 30 day colouring challenge, I coloured these images from Winnie & Walter’s Happy Dance with Evelin T designs stamp set. I love these cute critters. The plan initially was to watercolour them. But on Thursday, it was not happening. I was multitasking and I had no patience what so ever to do watercolouring. Lets just say it was a hot mess. So I ditched watercolouring and instead stamped the images again on white cardstock to do copic colouring. I coloured these images multitasking cooking, help packing, cleaning, phone calls, making tea….. You name it! So much distraction Grrr. Anyhow, I finished it all and made this card which I am very happy to share.

This is how I made this card:

  1. I die cut a white cardstock using the largest die from Essentials: Lana Cutaway.This set is from Winnie and Walter.
  2. I masked the bottom and sponged Peacock Feather Distress Oxide ink for the sky and masked the sky and sponged Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink for the ground. Spattered water and copic opaque white and left the panel to dry.
  3. I die cut the copic coloured images from Happy Dance stamp set. Although I coloured all the images from the stamp set, I am using the elephant and the bunny with the flowers along with some streamers for this card. I die cut all the images using the Happy Dance coordinating Cutaways.
  4. I adhered the bunny and elephant images as if the bunny is giving the elephant the cluster of flowers on the sponged panel. I used foam adhesives to add dimension. The streamers I randomly adhered using glue. I also adhered the birthday hat on the elephant.
  5. Using MISTI, I stamped the sentiment also from the same stamp set using Versafine Onyx black ink.
  6. Then I used Sakura white pen to add details and highlights to the images.
  7. This completed panel is adhered on white card base.

Here are some closeups.

The stamp set and die set used to make this card is from Winnie & Walter. I am loving colouring everyday. Cannot wait to colour and share more this weekend.

Happy weekend!

January 19, 2018

Happy Valentine’s day!


Hello friends! I am sharing with you a non traditional valentine’s day card with you today. By non traditional, I mean I have not used pinks and reds on my card. There is a bit of blush colour which again is not traditionally used on valentine’s day cards. This card is made using my favourite Mandala 2 background stamp from Taylored Expressions.

I love the Mandala Background stamps released last month. There are two of them. Love both of them. Here I have used the #2 stamp.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I used TE watercolour paper and gold heat embossed the Mandala 2 background stamp. MISTI is the best way to get good coverage of the image using versamark ink on the paper. I did double stamp it.
  2. I used Zig clean colour brush pens to colour the embossed image. The colour choices are based on the interior decor trends at the moment – Navy and Blush. They are gorgeous with gold I will tell you. Love love this colour combo. I used Dull Blue and Blush.
  3. I used a tiny amount of the pigment from the pens and diluted the pigment with water using the water brush. I let the water draw the pigment, settle and dry. The heat embossing gives walls and corners for the pigments to go settle giving a few darker shades and few lighter shades of the same colour. Gorgeous variation.
  4. I trimmed this panel a bit and adhered to Blue Corn card base.
  5. For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment form Simply Said Valentine’s stamp set on to Blue Corn cardstock and die cut using Sentiment Stacker 1 die and adhered on the centre of the Mandala 2 image.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I hope you like my non traditional Valentine’s day card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Have a lovely weekend!

January 17, 2018

Simon Says Add a Sentiment!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Patterned Paper Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Add A Sentiment

We are showcasing Clearly Besotted Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I have been doing a lot of colouring lately. I am enjoying colouring. Doesn’t matter if it is copic colouring, watercolouring or pencil colouring. On my card for the challenge, I did some quick copic colouring.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the image from Clearly Besotted Just for You stamp set on a white card stock panel. I used Simon’s Intense Black Ink to stamp the image.
  2. I coloured the image using copic markers. And outlined the image using copic cool gray pen for shadow effect.
  3. I then black heat embossed the sentiment over the stamped and coloured image.
  4. I die cut the panel using Simon’s Wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered the panel on black card base.
  5. I embellished the panel using black sequins. The black card base and black sequins picks the black from the sentiment and outline of the image and brings them all together.

Here are some of the closeup of the card.

I always like simple easy to make cards. The card turned out beautiful. I love it. It is now when I write my post, I felt like I should have added some tiny black spatter on the background. Anyhow, I still love this clean look. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your crafty supplies and join in!

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.


If you like to bookmark my card to your Pinterest, here is the pin image.

Thanks for coming by today. Cannot wait to see what your make for the challenge.