Thursday, December 31, 2015

May Your Day Bloom With Happiness

  Hello everyone, best wishes for New Year. This is my last card for this year....some watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens on the gorgeous blooms by Jane's Doodles stamp. Aren't those the happiest blooms you've every seen!
Playing along:
The House That Stamps Built - WIW December Anything Goes Challenge
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - Challenge #66 Anything goes

Monday, December 28, 2015

Floral Watercolor Card

This is one of my favorite cards, it makes me feel like an artist :). With the "Watercolor Blooms" Stampset from Altenew
I can pretend to be a watercolor artist, I just love how this card turned out...and it was really, really easy....check out the start to finish video on how I made this card and find out for yourself.
I enjoyed making this card so much that I made a frame too....and if anyone asks, I painted them myself ;)
Playing along:

Altenew Video Challenge #3

Inkspirational Challenge - Challenge #98- Bah Humbug!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Birthday

I'm back with the second post of the the day. This card features another Mama Elephant set "Up and Away", the sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers. I forced myself to used some patterned paper on this card as I have a huge stash which I rarely use.
Playing along:
CAS(E) this sketch #152
CASology Week  177:TOY
Tuesday Throwdown TT274 - Anything Goes

On Your Special Day....

Happy Thursday everyone! Sharing a quick and simple card today, I first stamped the blooms from the Mama Elephant "Water Blooms" set in color using Altenew crisp + memento inks in the bottom right corner and then filled up the rest of the card by stamping blooms from the same set using the "Buttercream" Altenew Crisp ink. The sentiment is also from the same set. Finished up with a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins.
Playing along:
CAS(E) this sketch #152
Less is More - Week 254 One Layer Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown TT274 - Anything Goes

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fun Christmas Cards

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I have a fun CAS card to share. I had fun mixing up stamps from the MFT "BB I Knead you" stamp set and the Lawn Fawn "Toboggan Together" stamp set. The sentiment if from Simon Says Stamp.
I made the card in red too...
I would to know which one you like better.
Playing along:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 - Make Your Mark (I used Zig Clean Color real brush markers to color the stamped images).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #77 - Dimension

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Graphics take 3

Happy Thursday folks! Here's another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp "Christmas Graphics" set.
I had done a set of cards using this set in non-traditional Christmas colors, you can check them out here.
Kept it pretty simple for this one, love how the colors stand out on red. Red really brings on the Christmas spirit, don't you think so?
Played along:
CAS(E) this sketch #150 (I flipped the sketch by 180 degrees)
Addicted to CAS Challenge #77 - Dimension
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #283 Christmas
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog - Challenge #229 "A Christmas Card"

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanks so much.....

Happy Friday everyone! Today's card features some gold embossing on watercolor paper. The flowers are from the "Wild Hibiscus" Altenew Set and the sentiment is from the MFT set "Written in Watercolor". I masked out the stamped flowers and colored the background with aged mahogany distress ink , finally spritzed some water and Distress Spray Stain (tarnished brass). I colored the flowers with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and added some sequins to finish the card.
My card is inspired by this lovely card by one of my favorite crafter Hussena.....
Playing along
Pinterest Inspired Challenge - November PIC Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #171 - anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC145 - Precious Metals
Happy Little Stampers - HLS November CAS Challenge

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Merry Christmas to a deer friend......

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you are having a great week. Sharing another Christmas card today, I've used the Toboggan Together set from Lawn Fawn for this one......just love those cute animals....I had so much fun coloring them. I used the Essentials By Ellen Bokeh Dots stamps for the snow, stamped and heat embossed in white and added blue color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Though not visible in the photo, the snow around the sentiment has beautiful silver shimmer.
Playing along
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Handmade Watercolor Diwali Card

I hope all my readers who celebrate Diwali had a great celebration last night. This was my first Diwali in Singapore and was extra special because my parents are here.
Sharing the only card I made for Diwali this year. I made the Diya with a stencil from Pie Lane and Gansai Tambi watercolors, wasn't satisfied with the results so went ahead and added some acrylic colors and highlighting with a white pen.
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone's having a great Saturday. Today I'm sharing a mixed media canvas I made for a friend;
as a few of you might know I moved to Singapore recently. Right after we moved here, my husband had to travel for work for 5 weeks, leaving me and my LO in a new place with no friends or family around. I was lucky enough to meet my friend at this time, she never let me feel alone in a new place, invited us on play dates, introduced me to her friends and helped me find my way around the neighborhood.....
After reading about Jennifer Mcguire's "Share Handmade Kindness" challenge for friends and family,
I just knew I had to make something for her.
Even though I'm just a beginner when it comes to mixed media, I enjoyed adding all the layers and textures on this canvas.....and love how it turned out.....and the best part is the photo is not fixed and can be changed.
Also playing along
Creative Artiste Challenge 8 - Mixed Media
CAS-ual Chic Challenge - CCC05 - Precious Metals
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Christmas Graphics take 2....

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a set of 6 cards I made using the "Christmas Graphics" set from Simon Says Stamps.
 This is the first time I used my Misti to mass produce cards (I consider making 6 cards as mass production).....and it does make assembly line stamping much easier and quicker.
 I handcut the trees after stamping and mounted them on the card with some double sided foam tape with some thread under them, I also added some color splatters on a few and used a stencil on some.
Entering this one for Crafty JC's e-Pic Challenge
This colors are inspired by this image
I loved playing with unusual colors for Christmas Cards
Also playing along:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog -  Challenge #168 - Holiday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Challenge 106 - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - November Challenge - Christmas
The 12 months of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #11

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas Graphics

Hello friends, hope you are having a lovely Sunday evening! Sharing the first Christmas card of the year. I'm in love with the "Christmas Graphics" set from Simon Says Stamp, I made this card + 6 more cards in different colors from the same set!
The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn set "Toboggan Together". The background has subtle silver triangles which look like Christmas trees to me....I created it using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and Lindy's Stamp Gang "Brushed Nickel" Star Burst spray.
Playing along:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #168 - Holiday
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Throwback - I am playing along the December 2014 - Holiday Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #43 - Christmas with the optional twist of "use pink and/or purple"

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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