February 8, 2019

A Floral Birthday Card!

Hello lovelies, I have been in busy yesterday organising and cleaning my craft room. It was a real mess. I need to rethink other ways to store some of the products like pens, inkpads and basics tools which I reach for often. The desktop need to be tided up. Inkpad storage also needs changing. It is still work in progress. Have to look into more storage options. Anyway, a few minutes into it, I got distracted and make this card. Had to share it with y’all today.

This card uses the newly released Wild Roses 3D dies from Altenew. I am a sucker of their 3D dies. So when they released three of them, two of them came home to me. My budget only allowed me two of the set. That is awesome. I used the Altenew watercolor pan set to watercolour a bunch of watercolour paper to die cut these gorgeous dies. I used Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Rubellite for the flowers, Fresh Lemon and Warm Sunshine for the flower centers, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the leaves. Then I stacked, glued and assembled the flowers and leaves. How gorgeous are they? I am in love with the soft watercolour layers. I spattered the assembled flowers and leaves with Altenew Pure White and Gold Metallic sprays. This adds to the texture and artist feel to the flowers.

For the background, I used the Scallop Builder stencil. Sponged Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide on it diagonally opposite to the panel fading in the middle. I then clustered glued the flowers and leaves on top of the stenciled area. So unfortunate this stencil background is covered mostly but still adds interest to the background.

The sentiment is from Painted Greetings stamp set which I stamped in Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Rubellite ink for the ombre effect on white strip of cardstock. I adhered the sentiment as shown. Finally a few Altenew matt enamel dots to finish off the card.

This card came together really quickly. It is super hot here in Perth. 35C plus for past few days so the watercoloured panels dried very quickly for me to die cut them and assemble. Then the rest of the card came together easy. Sometimes, not over thinking and just going with the flow works miracles. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog today. Have a lovely weekend!

February 7, 2019

Release Day at Taylored Expressions Today!

Hello Lovelies! Today is THE day! All the new products which I and the designers have been sharing over the three days are now available for purchase at Taylored Expressions store.

I have two project to share with you today. The first one uses the new Folk Art Tulip stencils and Big Blooms: Lily stamp and coordinating die.

I sponged the new Spearmint dye ink through the Folk Art Tulip stencil on Sugar Cube panel diagonally opposite and fading in the middle. Then I stamped the Big Blooms Lily on Sugar Cube cardstock using Oreo hybrid ink and coloured using copic markers. Then using the coordinating die, I die cut the Lily image out. I adhered this image on the middle of the sponged panel using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Folk Art Phrases stamp set is stamped in Oreo hybrid ink on sugar cube cardstock, trimmed and adhered on the middle of the Lily image using foam adhesive again. I added a few Nuvo Crystal drops in white to finish off the card.

Here are the supplies used to make this card.


Folk Art Phrases
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Big Blooms – Lily
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Big Blooms – Lily Die
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Folk Art Tulip Stencil
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Spearmint – Full Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Liquid Watercolor – Shimmer
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Foams
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Copic Markers
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Nuvo White Crystal Drops
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The second project I have to share today uses the new Geo Quad Background stamp with Hip Hop Bunny stamp set and coordinating dies.

I stamped the background stamp using Mushroom dye ink on Sugar Cube cardstock for subtle background. Then I stamped the images from Hip Hop Bunny stamp set using Oreo hybrid ink and coloured using copic markers. Using the coordinating die, I diecut them all out. On the top right I stamped the sentiment. The rest of the three spots, I adhered the die cut images from Hip Hop Bunny stamp set using foam adhesives. I also stamped the music notes images on top of the tape recorder. I adhered this panel on the Spearmint card base. Spearmint is my favourite colour in this release. If you cannot see already lol! I finished off the card using some Nuvo crystal drops. Here are some closeups.

I really love the colour palette on both the projects today. All the supplies used to make this card are below.


Hope you liked all my projects for this release. All the new stamp sets, dies, stencils, inks and cardstocks are now available for purchase form Taylored Expressions store.

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave lovely comments. Appreciate it very much.

Have a lovely day!

February 6, 2019

It’s Time to Fiesta! Taylored Expressions Day #3 Sneak Peek!

Hello lovelies! Hope you are all well. Welcome to day #3 sneak peek of Taylored Expressions Feb release. I am so excited to share my projects today with you. I have a set of three cards and an another project in this post.

The first is set of cards using two new products. The stamp set is called Can’t Touch This stamp set and there is a die set that coordinate with this card.

I combined this set with the three new stencils called Folk Art Tulip, Triangle Toss and Double Diamond. I love stencils. Here are the new stencils.

Here are the set of cards.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

I used Toffee cardstock for the base and panel. Using the stencils, I sponged Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn distress inks on the panels. Then used the Inside Scallop Circle stacklet and Petite Scallop Circle Stacklet to create the frames for all the cards using TE Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Then I die cut the cactis using Sugar Cube cardstocks and sponged them using Mowed Lawn distress inks.

Then stamped and embossed the details from the stamp set either using clear or white embossing powder. The pots are die cut using Toffee cardstock. The die gives embossing detail on the pots. I highlighted them using white gel pen. All the cacti are arranged and glued to the pots. Then arranged inside the circular frame. The hat is die cut, assembled and detailed added using white gel pen. I added the hats to the tallest cacti.

The sentiment is white heat embossed on Lollipop cardstock, trimmed and adhered below the circular frame. The whole panel is adhered to Toffee card base. I used white Nuvo crystal drops to embellish. All supplies used to make these cards are below.


The second card showcases not only new stamp sets and dies but also new inks and cardstock. Yes! Taylored Expressions is releases three new colours of cardstock and dye inks. These new colours are Spearmint, Peaches ‘n Cream and Raspberry Sorbet.

I am normally a bright coloured girl. But these muted colours are beautiful. I love them especially three of them together with neutrals. My next project uses these colours along with new stamp set called Folk Art Phrases and die called Folk Art Spring.

Here is my card

I used the Double Diamond stencil on Sugar Cube cardstock and sponged Raspberry Sorbet and Spearmint dye ink in ombre fashion from either end of the cardstock panel.

I die cut the birds from the Folk Art Spring die using Oreo and Raspberry Sorbet cardstock. I also die cut two fishtail banner using the Spearmint and Raspberry Sorbet cardstock using Double Ended Flag die and layered them. The sentiment from Folk Art Phrases stamp set is white heat embossed on Peaches’n Cream cardstock, trimmed and adhered on top of the layered banners using foam adhesives. I adhered this sentiment banner on the top middle of the stencil sponged panel with the birds adhered as shown. I added white Nuvo drops on the details and eye of the birds. The whole panel is adhered on the Sugar Cube card base.

Love love this colour combination. Soft, pretty and muted. I am definitely going to explore muted and pastel colours this year. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Taylored Expressions is giving away free Let’s Talk Edger die with the purchase of Fiesta Friends Bundle. See the graphics below for details for it is valid only from Feburary 7th to 10th only.

Taylored Expressions is also doing a giveaway.

Head over to Taylored Expressions Blog to see what the question of the day is and also what the giveaway is. You can also see inspirations from Taylor and other designers of more new products. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. See you tomorrow with release projects.