July 16, 2018

Warm and Cool Birthday cards!

Oh Hello everyone, 

Hope you had a lovely weekend. I certainly had a relaxing weekend. Got back into craft after a minor finger injury. So I have a set of cards to share with you just using W&W’s Cutaways.

I actually started with the intention of making just one card. I got carried away and made lots of elements that I ended up making two cards and plenty of die cuts left over as well. I love the large floral dies from the In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers Cutaways. I wanted to use the dies on its own and spruce the die cuts to create colourful background.

So I sponged four white panels with Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks. So each panel has two colours each. Then I used just a few of the dies from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers cutaways to die cut through all the panels. I now have six coloured sets of the same die cuts to use.

To spruce them, I sponged a darker colour of each colour to one side of each die cut to add a bit of depth. The colours I used are Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Lucky Clover, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserve distress oxide inks. Then used white gel pen to add details to each of the die cut.

Then I glued the die cuts on to two white panels trimmed to 4”x5.25”. On one panel I used all the warm coloured die cuts and on the other I used all the cool coloured die cuts. So I have two panels to make two cards. I adhered the panel on white card base using foam adhesives.

For the sentiment I used In a Word: Happy and Birthday Cutaways. I die cut them using black glitter cardstock and adhered directly on the background panels. The secondary sentiment is from the The Big, the Bold and Party stamp set. I stamped them using black ink on a white strip of cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally, I added white Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish up the cards. The white drops picked up some colour from the die cuts on the edges. It looks so cool. I love it.

Here are the photos of the cards individually and closeups.

No stamping at all. Just using Cutaways to make a set of two cards. Something different to try right? If you make a card using this technique, share it on social media and tag us. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you very much for stopping by my blog.

July 14, 2018

Clean and Simple cards!

Happy weekend everyone!

I have a wet and windy weekend this time around. Not much fun. So I am organising my craft room. At least that was the plan until I decided to make some cards half way through the organisation. But I am keeping my fingers from working too hard since the injury of my index finger last week. So no colouring. I went back to basics  and did just stamping and made some clean and simple cards – stationery style.

I have used some Taylored Expressions stamp sets to make these card. There are three cards to share with you today. Two are similar layout and a third card which is different to the first two yet clean and simple with lots of white space.

Here is the third card first.

I used Taylored Expressions Stroke of Genius 2 stamp set and Bold Brushstrokes stamp set. For the background, I used the large brush stroke from Stroke of Genius stamp set to stamp thrice using TE premium inks in Potato Chip, Pink Champagne and Cupcake colours. Then I black heat embossed the sentiment from Bold Brushstrokes stamp set. I stamped the spatters using Strawberry Milkshake and Lemon Meringue TE premium inks and again using versamark to clear heat embossed the spatters. Finally added Doodlebug’s sprinkles enamel dots to finish the panel. I trimmed the panel to 4″x5.25″ in size and adhere the panel to Sugar Cube card base using foam adhesives.

The brush strokes images were all the rage some time ago. They are my all time favourite stamp sets. Great to make masculine cards. I adore them. So it was great to get them out and use them.

Talking about masculine cards, you could just change up the colours to make one. Below I have a set of two cards with similar layout. I changed the colour on the second to make a masculine card.

I used MISTI to stamp the sentiment from Best in the World stamp set. I set the stamp on the MISTI lid, stamped the first image, the moved the card base up by four grid to stamp the second image below the first and repeated the process two more times. The inks I used for the first card are TE Sprinkles, Lemon Meringue, Cupcake and Strawberry Milkshake dye inks. For the second card, I used Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Sprinkles and Cookie Monster TE dye inks.

For the focal point on the first card, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Bold Brushstrokes stamp set on heavy weight vellum and die cut using TE stitched circle die. For the second card, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Best in the World stamp set on heavy weight vellum and die cut using the same stitched circle die.

I glued the diecut vellum sentiment circle on the centre of the card front over the stamped sentiment for the first card. For the second card, I changed it up a bit and glued the sentiment vellum circle on the bottom right side of the stamped sentiment. Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots in matching colours on both the cards to finish them up.

Here are some closeups of both the cards.

I just love the white space on these cards. The white space make the colours pop yet the card is not full of colours like how my cards normally are. You know what I mean? I think the designs also have the stationery feel to it.

My son liked  the design of it that he wants me to make a set in various masculine colours. Meaning no pinks or purple in it!!! I agree with pinks but purple in combination with green and/or yellow will make good masculine colour combo.

All the supplies used to make all the three cards are listed below.


This is very different to my normal style of bright and colourful card. I enjoyed making them. Hope you like them. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend.

July 12, 2018

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello there everyone,

Welcome to Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop!

This hop features Altenew’s Artist Markers. So all the projects in blog hop has colouring using Altenew’s Artist Markers. If you don’t know already, they are alcohol markers and there are three sets available at the moment. The colors coordinate with Altenew inks. So if you love Altenew inks you will love their artist markers. Not all inks colours come in artist markers but enough shades to cover the basics and the neutral. I love them and have fun colouring with them .

Today, I have two projects to share using the Artist Markers. So pick up a cuppa and enjoy.

My first projects features flowers and leaves from Cherished Memories and Gradient Stripes stamp set.

I stamped, masked and stamped again, repeating the process to make a large cluster on the top of the panel. Keeping the masks in place, I stamped the Gradient Stripes stamp on the bottom of the panel using Altenew’s Black ink.

Then I removed the masks and coloured the images using Altenew’s Artist Markers. I coloured the flowers using Cool Summer, Red Cosmos,Summer Afternoon and Shades of Purple artist markers. I only used three markers starting from lightest. I left out the darkest shade of markers in all the colour sets. I also added dot texture to the petals using the midtone marker pen. Then to make the petals pop, I used the Evening Gray artist maker pen to add drop shadow. I also used this artist marker pen to add a bit of shading in the nooks and crannies. Then I added highlights using Sakura white gelly roll pen. Similarly repeated the process using Green Fields set on the leaves, followed by drop shadow using Evening Gray artist marker pen and highlights using white gelly roll pen.

The black gradient stripes did not stamp well inspite of using MISTI and I did not want to over stamp and saturate the paper. So I filled in the areas where the coverage was not even with the black artist marker pen and also cleaned up the edges with black fine liner pen.

The Happy sentiment is die cut using Altenew’s Fine Alphabet die set and gold glitter cardstock. The secondary sentiment is from Birthday Greetings stamp set which I stamped in ombre using Altenew’s Aqualicious and Teal Cave inks. Some clear droplets to finish off the card. I have listed all the supplies I used to make this card below.


Now for the second project, I went a bit artistic. I used Altenew’s Happy Heart stamp set along with Fine Frames Rectangle Dies.

To colour these images, I used the flicking technique. I love this technique because it adds dimension to the coloured images. I stamped the images twice using Altenew’s black ink.  Coloured the flower images using the Red Cosmos Artist Marker pen set. This time I used all the four shades. The leaves using Green Fields Artist Marker pen set and the flower centre using the Warm Sunshine Artist Marker pen. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies.

For the background, I sprayed a white panel using Altenew’s Gold Metallic ink spray heavier on the top left hand corner to lighter on bottom right. Then I diecut the Fine Frame rectangle die using gold foil cardstock and adhered on the top left slightly towards the centre of the sprayed panel. Then I clustered the coloured image die cut and adhered them on the top left corner of the frame flowing down to the bottom of the frame. Some of the die cuts are glued down to the panel and some using foam for dimension.

The sentiment is from Painted Greetings stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered on the bottom right corner of the frame. Finally to finish the card, I added some pearl diamonds and brushed clear shimmer on the flowers.

I have listed all the supplies I used to make this card below.


Here are the details of the blog hop!

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/22/2018.

And I too have a $20 gift certificate to give away. Make sure you leave your comment below by 17th July 2018. I will announce the winner on 18th July on my blog.

Altenew is also giving 15% off Artist Markers with the code HAPPYCOLORS between 12th to 15th July 2018.

There are also great deals up to 45% off on selected items in the Sale collection now through 7/15. So enjoy you shopping at Altenew.

Here are the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop today.

Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin

Kelly Latevola

Laura Jane

Svitlana Shayevich

Lydia Fiedler

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kymona Tracey

Gayatri Murali

Laurie Willison

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Barb Engler

Emily Midgett

Zinia Redo

Dana Gong

Virginia Lu

Erica A-B

Leigh Houston

Norine Borys

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kelly Griglione

Justine Hovey

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

Nina-Marie Trapani

Yoonsun Hur

Make sure you leave your comments on all the blog for a chance to win the giveaway. Many many thanks for visiting my blog today. Your next stop is to Laurie Willison‘s blog.