January 17, 2018

I am a Hugger!

Hello all!

Day #2 of colouring challenge by Kathy @ TheDailyMarker.com.

I coloured some succulents and cacti from Taylored Expressions using Polychromos pencils last night. And today I made the card using those coloured images.

This is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the succulent and cacti images from Simply Succulents stamp and die combo and Lookin’ Sharp stamp and die combo from Taylored Expressions on TE Toffee cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  2. I coloured the images using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I have the 36 pack pencils and I love them I want the bigger set now ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Then I used the dies from both the stamp set combo and die cut the images.
  4. I used Sakura white gel pen and black glaze pen to add interest and details to the die cut coloured images.
  5. For the background, I sponged Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple on the bottom left corner of a TE Toffee cardstock panel. I then trimmed the panel to 4″x5.25″ and roughed the edges.
  6. I spattered water and copic opaque white on the panel and adhered the panel to the TE Toffee card base.
  7. I clustered the coloured die cut succulents and cacti and adhered on the sponged area. Some of the die cuts are adhered flush, some foam and one double foamed.
  8. I sponged a piece of TE Toffee cardstock with ripe Persimmion and Candied Apple distress inks, then stamped the sentiment from Lookin’ Sharp stamp and die combo and die cut using second of Double Ended Flag Stacklets.
  9. I trimmed off the edge on the right side, roughed the edges and adhered this sentiment strip on the top right corner.

Here are some closeups of the card.

No embellishments on the card. Here is my thought process for the choice of colours and texture on the card:ย  I want the rough edges and the dessert colours to go with the cacti and succulents die cuts. The sentiment is very opposite to the roughness of the card. I like that.

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

Thanks for coming by today. I have one more post coming today. Stay tuned.

January 16, 2018

Adore you so much!

Hello all,

I played along Kathy from TheDailyMarker.com’s 30 day Coloring Challenge. Today is day #1 of the challenge.

I really wanted to participate in the challenge this time. Usually I start off with good intention but drop off after couple of days because life gets busy. This time around even if it is late in the evening, I plan to colour atleast one small image. So late last night I coloured four of the critter images from Simon’s Best Friends stamp set. This morning I made this card using those coloured images and the new Simon’s stencil called Square Dance.

This is how I made the card:

  1. I adhered the Square Dance stencil on a white panel temporarily and sponged distress oxide inks. The inks I used here are Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Spiced marmalade and Fossilised Amber.
  2. While the stencil is still adhered on the panel, I spattered water and dabbed off the excess to add texture to the background. I then removed the stencil.
  3. I trimmed the panel and adhered on black card base.
  4. The sentiments are from Stained Glass Love stamp set which I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die.
  5. The large sentiment is first adhered near the bottom of the sponged panel on the card front using foam adhesive.
  6. The critters were hand cut and adhered as shown in the picture above.
  7. I adhered the small sentiment strip on top of the hedgehog image as if he is holding the sentiment crookedly.
  8. The black sequins brings all the black elements together.I enhanced the eyes of the critters using black glaze pen. And some shimmer on the large sentiment.

Here are some closeups.

I love everything about this card. Just came together beautifully. You know when you don’t have the time yet somehow squeeze in time to make a card because you really want to and that card turns out perfect? This is one of those cards ๐Ÿ™‚ All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank You for coming over to my blog today. Hope you are inspired.

January 14, 2018

Sending You Lots of Love!

Hey all,

Sharing with you my second card using Simon Says Stamp Friends Release! On this card, I used Center Cut Heart background stamp and Stained Glass Love stamp set and coordinating die. I love the Center Cut Heart background stamp. Absolutely gorgeous and great for colouring. I used copic markers to colour the image.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I simply stamped the image using MISTI on Neenah Solar White cardstock panel.
  2. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.
  3. Then I pick three shades of each of rainbow colours and went to town colouring the image. It was very therapeutic colouring I should say.
  4. Then I added details using clear shimmer pen and white get pen.
  5. I trimmed the panel and adhered to black card base.
  6. The sentiment is from Stained Glass Love stamp set. I white heat embossed the large sentiment and the small sentiment on black cardstock.
  7. The large sentiment is then die cut using the coordinating die and trimmed the smaller sentiment.
  8. Both sentiments are adhered using foam adhesives.
  9. Finally embellished the card using clear droplets.

Here are some closeup of the card.

I love the bright colours and the white gel pen details. All the products used to make this card are listed below.


Thanks for stopping by here. Hope you are inspired and have fun crafting.