July 9, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Weekend of no blogging feels so long. But come Monday I am so excited to share this card with you I made on the weekend.

I have used the centre stamp from Center Cut Burst background stamp from Simon’s Flutterby collection. After hosting lunch at home for a few guest, I needed something to do without much physical movement. Too much cooking, cleaning, hosting, talking and food I ate that I wanted to stay put in a place yet be productive because after running around the whole day and I cannot suddenly make my mind still and relax. I have been having this stamp set for a while on my desk and I just wanted to ink it and colour. Perfect activity to do at the state I was ink. So I did spend my time inking and colouring and this is the result.

I used distress inks to the background of the bristol panel. I did wet on wet technique, drying in between to get layers of colours. I will list all the colours I used in my supply list below. Once the panel is dry, I stamped the centre stamp on the centre of the panel using MISTI and Simon’s intense black ink. Then I used copic markers to intensify the colors on the image and add drop shadow as well. Then I added spatters of the same colours I used on the background using distress inks and copic opaque white for white spatters. I die cut the panel using Simon’s Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, the largest one.

I still felt the image needed some details, so I added dot details using Sakura white gelly roll pen. I mounted this panel on a black card base. Now to add the sentiment was such a conflict for me. I didn’t want to cover the panel yet add a sentiment strip. Had I not die cut the panel using the Wonky Stitched rectangle die, I would have stamped the sentiment vertically and added a border with a black fine liner. But I have already die cut the panel with the wonky stitched rectangle die. I could have heat embossed sentiment on the vellum strip and wrapped around the panel. But again it would cover the coloured image and I had mounted the panel on the card front. The only option I had was to white heat emboss the sentiment on two small strips of cardstock and adhered on the centre of the image. At least they will cover up less of the image. So I did just that. The sentiment is from Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I used Doll Pink cardstock to white heat emboss the sentiment, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives.

No card of mine is complete without embellishments. I added a few sparkling diamonds over the panel in cluster of three. Love the explosion of colours on this card. The drop shadow brings the burst image to life. So happy with how this turned out.

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


Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Have a lovely week ahead.

July 6, 2018

Winnie & Walter July Rerun!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Winnie & Walter’s July Rerun!

This month’s rerun stamp set is Mini Scenery: Madison.

This set is on sale this month. In this feature, we are showcasing this stamp set and there is also a challenge and giveaway. I will leave the details towards the end of this post.

Here is my project using Mini Scenery Madison stamp.

I stamped the image in rainbow colours using Altenew inks. I then die cut the panel using the smaller rectangle die from Essentials: Katherine Cutaway. I stamped one sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday stamp set vertically on the rainbow stamped image. This is something I love doing.

The primary sentiment I white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged with orange ink from Altenew.

Since the Mini Scenery: Madison stamp is the focal of the project and is stamped in rainbow colour, the flowers I decided to stamp in grey colours. The flowers and leaves are a from In Blooms: Shirley’s Blooms. I also used to coordinating cutaway to cut them away. I made a cluster of the flowers and leaves on the bottom left of the panel. Then adhered the primary sentiment on the top of the cluster.

This entire panel is adhered on a slate gray card base using foam adhesives for added dimension. Finally embellished with some diamonds.

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

Here are the details of the rerun challenge.

  1. Create a new project using Mini Scenery: Madison.  An alternative to usingMini Scenery: Madison is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout August) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to usingMini Scenery: Madison, please include in your post or project description which project inspired you and how.
  2. Link up your project here by 11:55 p.m. CST on July 31, 2018.  
  3. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  4. This Rerun Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere.
One project will be randomly chosen to win $25.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the Giveaway Winners page or in it’s very own post on the w&w blog.

Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more DT inspiration and the store to purchase this stamp set at a discount.


Thank you very much for visiting.

July 5, 2018

Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop.

This is a stencil release from Altenew and there are 10 fabuous stencils released. I am so excited to be part of this release. If you have come from Lilith Eeckels ‘s blog, then you are on the right track on the blog hop. If not do not worry, I have all the participants of the blog hop listed towards the end of the hop.

I have three cards to share with you today using the three new stencils. Over this month I will share more projects using the rest of the stencils from the release.

My first project is a bright, bold and colourful card using the new Molded Lines Stencil.

I love this molded lines stencil because the lines are dramatic. Good size and curved adds to the drama. So I did simple ink sponging in rainbow colour to showcase the stencil and create the rainbow background for the card. I used distress inks here. Since the background is colourful, dramatic and showcases the stencil, I want the background to be the highlight of the card. Hence the sentiment is simple die cut stack of You Are Loved die in black. The contrast of black bold sentiment against the rainbow lines on the background is so good. I just added a few diamonds to complete the card. Here are some closeups of the card.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


The second project uses muted colours. 

On this card, I used the Elegant Swirls Stencil on the background. This stencil is very elegant as the name says. I did a lot of ink layering to create the background. The base of the card is kraft. I sponged distress inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve on the card front. Then I place the Elegant Swirls stencil on top and sponged the same distress inks on the stencil. This time I sponged the inks a bit heavily. Then keeping the stencil in place, I also sprayed Altenew’s Iridescent Shimmer Spray over the stencil. I left the card to dry while I made the sentiment.

Sentiment is a stack of Mega Thanks die with the shimmer die cut on the top of the stack. I adhered this sentiment at an angle on the background panel. The secondary sentiment is from Label Love stamp set. I simple stamped the sentiment in black ink on white cardstock, trimmed and adhered below the large sentiment on the bottom right of the background using foam adhesives. Finally some rhinestones in the same colours as the background to finish the card.


The final card today showcases my most favourite stencil from the release – the Aztec Motif Stencil.

I absolutely adore this design. To get this background, I sponged Altenew inks on the stencil, moved the stencil, masked some area of the stencil and sponged inks again until I covered the entire background. I chose warm earthy colours as originally these motifs are hand painted using colours made using natural materials. So most colours used with these motifs are either black and white or earthy colors.

The sentiment is from Quilled Elegance stamp set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on two strips of white cardstock and sponged the same inks from Altenew I used on the background on these strips thus coordinating with the background. I trimmed the background to 4’x5.25′ and mounted on a mustard coloured card base. I completed the card with some rhinestones.

Here are the supplies used to make this card.


Hope you have enjoyed my projects for the blog hop. These new stencils are amazing. I love them all. You will see more projects using other new stencils over this month. You next stop on the hop is to the gorgeous Virginia Lu.

Here are the details of the blog hop.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

I am also giving away a $30 gift certificate from my blog. Make sure you leave your comment below by 10th of July. I will announce the winner on the 11th of July.

Here are the list of all the designers on this blog hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Paige Evans

Vicky Papaioannou

Kelly Griglione

Zinia Redo

Emily Midgett

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Lilith Eeckels

Gayatri Murali

Virginia Lu

Nicole Picadura

Karin Åkesdotter

Norine Borys

Heather Hoffman

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

May Sukyong Park

Justine Hovey

Svitlana Shayevich

Sveta Fotinia

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Crystal Thompson

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Here are all the stencils released.

Happy Hopping!