December 14, 2018

Winnie & Walter’s Rerun Feature!

A quick post today sharing Winnie & Walter’s rerun project for December.

Each month Winnie & Walter runs a Rerun Feature where an older stamp set is showcased by the designers. This stamp set is on sale for the entire month and there is also a challenge and giveaway. All details about the challenge are at Winnie & Walter’s Blog. Make sure you head over there for design team inspirations and details on the challenge.

This month’s featured stamp set is Stampets: Penguins stamp set.

I love penguins. This set is adorable especially the accessories for the penguins. I decided to make tags using this set. I used the new Essentials: Tilda Cutaway die set. I used the tag from this die set to make a set of three tags.


I stamped the scarf and mittens first, then masked them and stamped the penguin. Removed the mask and repeated it twice more to make a set of three penguins with scarf and mittens as one piece of image. Then I coloured them using copic markers. Using the scissors I fuzzy cut the penguins out. 

To make the tags, I die cut three tags using the tag from Tilda Cutaway and some Christmas pattern paper from my stash. Three more using white cardstock. I used the V shaped die from Tilda Cutaway on one of the white tags to get banner end to it. Similarly, I used W&W Georgette Border Cutaway and the Zigzag die from Essentials Katherine Cutaway to die cut the other two white tags.  I also die cut just the top part of the tag using red glitter cardstock. I adhered this to the white tags then layered the white tags on the pattern paper tags and added bakers twine in red and white to secure the tags in place.

The penguins were adhered to the tags using foam adhesives. The sentiment from the stamp set is simply stamped on white cardstock, trimmed into a strip and adhered on the bottom of the penguin image using foam adhesives.

I added white blizzard Nuvo drops to the scarf and mittens and glossy accents to the eyes. Here are the photos of the tags individually.


Check out Winnie and Walter Blog for some fabulous design team inspiration as well the challenge and giveaway. Thank you very much for stopping by today. Have a fantastic weekend.

December 12, 2018

Let it Snow!

I wanted to play with the DieCember release die  from Simon Says Stamp called Wrought Iron Border die. Love love the details on this die. But I was a bit bummed by how to use it creatively. This morning I had my bright idea light bulb glow in my head to make a gatefold card. Well, this is my first gatefold card. I don’t generally like elaborate cards because it is time consuming.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I am super delighted to share this gate fold card. From start to finish, this card took me about forty five minutes. Seriously, from the time the idea popped in my head to finishing the card -45 minutes! Never ever has this happened and I am so happy with the outcome. Hope you like my card too.

The idea of used this die came to me when I went for a walk and saw this new house built with a gorgeous wrought iron gate. Ta da! That is what I am going to do with the die. But I wanted to use the die to make a holiday card with lots of gold glitter. Next I chose my colour combination. Should I go for rich dark colours or light fresh colour? While I pondered, I die cut the Wrought Iron Border die twice,  two of the Alicia and one of the Rylynn snowflakes dies using Simon’s gold glitter cardstock.  I stacked glued the snowflakes.

Then I trimmed a vellum cardstock to make two landscape card base. I trimmed the card front of the two vellum card base by 2.5″ Then the inside white panel is 4″ x 5.25″ made out of 80lbs neenah cardstock. I used the makeup brushes to sponged Cracked Pistashio, Evergreen Bough, Milled Lavender and  Seedless Preserve distress oxide inks. I love the soft and gorgeous blend the brushes gave me.

I adhered the white sponged panel on the vellum card base and the adhered this on the other vellum card base to make the gate fold card. I adhered the Wrought Iron die cut on the vellum flaps on the card. On the inside, I adhered the layered snowflakes on the top centre. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of cardstock sponged with Milled Lavendar and Seedless Preserve distress oxide ink. The sentiment is from Simon’s Tiny Words Christmas stamp set. I die cut the panel using the fish tail ended banner die from Nest Banner die and layered with the second banner die cut using gold cardstock. Finally I added some bling using Studio Katia jewels. 

This ends my explanation. Now make yourself some tea or coffee or a glass of wine or drink. I have lots more photos of this card to share. 

What do you think? Hope you love this card as much as I do. Let me know. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog today.

December 10, 2018

Love is in the Air!

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was busy with lunch party to host and birthday party to attend. Plus watching India vs Australia first cricket test match on TV. It was tough to watch because the match was played between my home country and adopted home country. But whoever wins, I am happy. After a nailbiting finish, my home country won today. Next week they are playing my city and I am off next weekend to watch the match in person in our new stadium 🙂

Anyway, I have a bright and lovely card to share using Taylored Expressions new release products. Here is the card first.

I used the new Big Heart stamp to stamp using TE Oreo hybrid ink and colour using copic markers. Then I cut the heart out using scissors. Used black memento marker to go around edges. I picked the least used colour on the Big heart image for the background. That was yellow. Rainbow Bright pattern paper pack from TE has the yellow polka dot which I trimmed and used on the backgound. I adhered the heart on the pattern paper background using foam adhesives.

The sentiment is made using stacked Caps Lock LOVE die and Oreo cardstock. I brushed the top layer with clear shimmer.  I adhered this die cut sentiment on top of the heart. The secondary sentiment from Caps Lock Companion Love stamp set. I gold heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of Oreo cardstock. I used TE’s detailed gold embossing powder. I adhered this strip over the LOVE die cut sentiment using foam adhesives. The entire panel is adhered to white card base and embellished with white Nuvo crystal drops and white gel pen.

I just wanted to do a different colour combo for a valentine’s day card. Not the usual pinks and reds. Love the bright and cheerful yellow which makes the purple, orange and touch of pink colours on the Big Heart pop. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Hope this card brings a bright start for your week. Thanks for taking the time to stop my blog. Appreciate it very much.