March 19, 2018

You’re Beautiful Inside and Out!

Hello everyone,

Hope you have enjoyed the two projects using Winnie & Walter I have shared with you last couple of weeks. I have one more card today to share with you.

On this this card, I have used the new In a Word: Love stamp set, In Bloom: Ashlee’s Rosie Posie stamp set and coordinating cutaways.



Here is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the background of the card front using the brush stroke “love” from In a Word: Love stamp set in a diagonal pattern using Distresss Oxide inks in Tattered Rose, Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple. I stamped in an ombre fashion with lilac on the top to tattered rose to worn lipstick to picked raspberry to Candied Apple. I also filled in the larger spaces with the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set using the same inks.
  2. I die cut a vellum paper using the smaller rectangle die from Essentials: Lana Cutaway.
  3. Then I stamped the floral images from Ashlee’s Rosie Posie stamp set using Altenew inks because they have awesome shades of a colour. I did stamp a few of them in various colours and die cut them all using the coordinating cutaways.
  4. I repeated the process for the leaf images as well. Then I made two clusters by adhering three flowers and leaves using glue.
  5. I stamped the “beautiful” sentiment from Ashlee’s Rosie Posie stamp set using Versafine Onyx black ink and die cut using the coordinating cutaway.
  6. The smaller sentiments I white heat embossed on black strips of cardstock and trimmed.
  7. To put the card together, I adhered the sentiment die cut first on the middle of the vellum panel using foam adhesive. Then the smaller sentiment strips on top and bottom as shown in the photo.
  8. Then I adhered the flower clusters on top and bottom of the sentiment again using foam adhesives.
  9. Finally adhering the vellum panel on the card front using foam adhesives behind the flower clusters and sentiments. I added some clear droplets to bring the card together.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I love how pretty and colourful this card turned out.Hope you like it too.

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


Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a lovely week.

March 16, 2018

Hello! How are You?

Oh Hello everyone! How are you? Are you ready for the weekend? I am because after a long time I have nothing preplanned for the weekend. I have the whole two days to myself. Hubby is working and son is away on his rural medical volunteering. It is going to be me and my daughter and of course Charlie. No major cooking or cleaning. Lots of craft time. Looking forward to getting few projects done.

In the mean time, I have a card using the new stencils from Altenew. They had a mini release of stencils and washi tapes. I loved both of them and bought a few. I should say, their shipping is lightning fast and very reasonably priced. So happy and thank you very much for awesome customer service. So I played with their Watercolour Bouquet stencil to make this card.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I used Tonic Nuvo Mousse in Lilac Lavendar colour to sponge in the base layer and Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Tanzanite Lavender colour as the detail layer. I used a larger white cardstock panel and covered the entire panel by placing the stencil in different directions. I had to apply the glimmer paste in sections. I waited for each sections to dry and applied the other. It didn’t take very long as I multitasked while cooking dinner.
  2. Once dry, I trimmed the cardstock to 4″x5.25″ in size. I love the colours and texture of the Watercolour Bouquet but the stark contrast of the white background did not sit well with me. So I sponged Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks on the background and added texture through water spatters.
  3. While the colours on the background were great, the mousse layer blended into the background. So I used a black fineliner to trace over the outline of the base layer of the Watercolour Bouquets. I now like the definition of the stenciled Watercolour Bouquets on the panel.
  4. I adhered this panel on a white cardbase using foam adhesives.
  5. The sentiment is from Half Tone Hello stamp set. I don’t have very many sentiments stamp set and dies from Altenew. Need to get some new ones. Anyway, I stamped the large Half Tone Hello image on white cardstock using Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks. These colours are the same colours in the Tanzanite Lavendar glimmer paste. I die cut using the coordinating die.
  6. I stacked glued a few white hello die cuts behind the stamped half tone Hello die cut and then glued this entire stack slightly offset on top of a black Halftone Hello die cut. This gives a shadow effect.
  7. I used the same colour distress oxide inks to stamp the secondary sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered the sentiments on the middle of the panel as shown.
  8. Finally embellished using clear droplets.

Some closeup of the card.

I absolutely loved how this card turned out. Purple is not my go to colour but because it is the colour of the year by Pantone, I am trying to work with the colour. I love the rich royal purple but not the lilacs and violets.  I love mixing lilacs and violets with blues and pinks which works better for me. Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do.

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


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March 14, 2018



Oh hello everyone,  I have been playing with colour pencils and trying to practise no line colouring. It takes a LOT of patience and I do not have any. I am learning so I tried it on kraft cardstock. The kraft cardstock is a bit forgiving than a white cardstock because of its dark background and less contrast. Also I love colours on kraft for its muted look which also disguises mistakes ;). Anyway, I used Simon Says Stamp‘s More Spring Flowers stamp set and coordinating dies to try out. I did share some photos on my instagram. I die cut those images using the coordinating dies to make this card.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the tulip and leaf images from More Spring Flowers on kraft cardstock using Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters distress inks. I used the Tattered Rose for the flowers and Shabby Shutters for the leaves.
  2. I coloured the images using Faber Castell’s Polychromos pencils. I did two orange flowers, two pink flowers and one red flower. I gave highlights to the images using white pencils and used two shades of each colour to colour. I did like how it turned out for the first time doing no line colouring.
  3. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and glued them into cluster.
  4. I adhered this cluster on a wonky stitched rectangle vellum die cut using foam adhesives.
  5. For the background, I stamped the same images on kraft panel using kraft ink for tone on tone effect. But I felt it still needed more than just that. So I used the brown Polychromos pencil to shade the images. I die cut the panel using Wonky stitched rectangle die.
  6. I adhered this panel on cream cardstock base using foam adhesives. The vellum panel with the flower cluster on top centre using foam adhesives.
  7. The sentiment is from Big Greetings 1 which I stamped on cream cardstock strip using kraft dye ink and coloured using the same colours as the flowers. I trimmed fish tail ends to the strip and adhered below flower cluster using foam adhesives.
  8. Finally lots of clear droplets to embellish and white dots on the centre of the flowers using sakura white gel pen.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I just love the whole muted look on this card. Although I am a bright coloured girl, I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone to try new things. And I am enjoying it. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely week!