Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Video: Easy Water Color Background

Hello there, happy Wednesday everyone! Today I have a video showing a quick and easy way to create a watercolor background with markers.
Watercolors are a hot trend in the card making world right now and I'm still new to it....working with water based makers makes it very easy......check out the video and find out for yourself.
Playing along the Simon Says Monday Challenge Throwback, I am playing along the Wonderful Watercolor Challenge. Also playing along Oh La La Creations Challenge #192 - Embossing and Lulupu Challenge #54 Embossing Magic

Neenah White Cardstock
Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles Die
Faber-Castell COCONUT Double Scoop Gelatos
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Video:Start to finish Scrapbook Layout + Giveaway

Hello there, hope you are having a great week. Today I have a video showing how to make a scrapbook layout from start to finish using supplies from the Itsy Bitsy Craft Supply store and I also have a giveaway sponsored by Itsy Bitsy. 
I am more of a card maker than a scrapbooker but I really enjoyed making this one. It features pictures of my daughter when we visited the Singapore Botanical Gardens a few months back. 
I started off with a 12"x12" sheet of patterned paper from Glitz design and extended the flower pattern at the edges by using stamps from my Altenew Stampset "Wild Hibiscus". I then decided upon the placement of the photos on the layout and stamped some more around it. With my background ready and photo placement decided, I started adding the embellishments, I played around with different embellishments and their placement until I was satisfied with the result. In order to brighten the layout I trimmed and mounted the black layout on a sheet of bright green 12"x12" cardstock and mounted this on a 14"x14" piece of packaging cardboard and my layout is ready. All embellishments are from Itsy Bitsy, the entire list of supplies are listed out at the bottom of this post. 
Check out the entire start to finish video here...
This month and for the next 5 months I get to give away a 500/- gift voucher to the Itsy Bitsy Store, yay! For your chance, share this post on your Facebook timeline ensuring the setting is set to "Public" and leave a comment below by 11:59pm IST 20/11/15. The winners name will be randomly selected and posted on my blog on 21/11/15. 
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And here's the layout above in my new craft space. I hope to fill up this space with more layouts of my daughter soon.....

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sending Warm Thoughts

Happy Saturday! Sharing a quick card today...hope you like it
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Fall trees
Inks: Altenew Crisp Inks - Paper Bag, Warm Sunshine, Caramel toffee, Buttercream. Colorbox Espresso Pigment Ink, Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Playing along:
Freshly Made Sketches - #209
Wags n Whiskers - Challenge #164 Fall Colors
DRS Designs - Challenge #197 - Falling for you
Creative Friday #139 - Clean and Simple
Your Next Stamp - Sketch and Color Challenge #25

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

No Line Coloring

Happy Thursday everyone! I tried no line watercoloring for the first time and I'm happy by the way it turned out.
I even shot a start to finish of how I made the card and I think I've done better than last time....would love to know what you think.....

playing along:

Altenew Video Challenge #2

Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #167 - Make Your Mark

Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Altenew card and a video..

Happy Friday Folks! Today I have another altenew card to share and this time I made a video too,
I've used Faber Castel Design Memory Craft Gelatos to color the flowers; gelatos are one of my favorite coloring mediums. The stamps I've used are from the "Wild Hibiscus" Altenew Set.

I've made a lot of paper crafting video tutorials but this is my first start to finish card video. Lots of lessons learnt, lots of room for improvement, like the voice over audio quality isn't great, my daughter says it doesn't sound like me and when I try to rotate the video it become really small in size, anyone faced this problem? But I did have fun making it and I'm not going to stop at one :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

You are awesome!

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone's having a great week.  I usually like to try out card designs before making the final one, well this is my trial card, I loved how it turned out and decided to go with this one, the stamping isn't perfect, which I feel adds to it......
I've used "Golden Garden" and "Label Love" stamp sets from Altenew. The inks are Galaxy Gold from Memento and Coral Berry Altenew Crisp Ink.
Playing along with:
Altenew September Challenge: From Places Abroad-Windsor Castle
CASology - Week 168: You

Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
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Sunday, October 11, 2015


I made this card for the parents who will be celebrating their 42nd Wedding Anniversary this year.
This is my first one layer card with masking. I stamped the cute bunnies on Postit Tape and fussy cut it to create my mask, the background was created with distressed inks - Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.  After distressing I stamped the background with "Bokeh Dots" from Ellen Hutson in white and Mustard Seed distress ink. The bunnies and sentiment are from the WPlus9 Stampset "Wishing You"
Played along
Essentials by Ellen Mix it up Challenge - October Mix It Up Challenge with WPlus9 Design Studio
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog Challenge #267 Masking
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 332 No Designer Papers

Monday, October 5, 2015


My hubby got back from the US last Saturday with a ton of craft supplies :). I played around with a few of them......I used Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Pens to create the ombre background. The "Be-you-tiful" die is from Ellen Hutson.....absolutely love it, love its packaging too. Finished the card with some gold metallic thread and Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins (yeah I finally got those too!) 
Playing along these challenges:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Thank you card

Happy Thursday everyone. I'm sharing a very quick card I made today. The doily stamps are from Maya Road which I stamped with Love Letter, Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Dandelion Memento Dye Inks. The sentiment is from the Altenew set Label Love
Played along these challenges
CAS(E) this sketch#142

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Male Room Challenge #20 Autumn
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Clean and Simple