Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #165 & CASology #191 Washi

Today I have a card to share with you which I made with two challenges in mind, CAS(E) this Sketch #165 and CASology #191: Washi.  

The flower and leaves are from the Doodled Flowers stamp set by Happy little stampers. I made them in two layers, one white heat embossed on a vellum and one stamped in pink (flower) and green (leaves) on a white CS on which I blended DIs. The divided front panel is a pattern paper which I mounted with some foam tape on the card base. I adhered woodgrain patterned olive green washi tape between the divided front panel to make the bar in the sketch. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I then rounded the corners and added a yellow rhinestone on the center of the flower.

I want to link up this card also at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Challenge. 

Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Beautiful day

Hello and welcome!

Today's card is a CASE of Marjan's card from Marjan's blog.
Over at Time Out  runs the CASE with your own twist Challenge (#52).
The beautiful card by Marjan is little further below and here is what I came up with.

As I saw Marjan's card, a windy spring scene did pop into my mind where the cherry blossoms scatter away following the wind. I was inspired by the sequins she placed through her flowers towards the top of the panel.
To start off I stamped the tree from Stampin'Up using Spectrum aqua markers and stamped the splatters in pink and purple representing scattering flower petals. The dotty border is from MFT, which I stamped using Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint DIs. I blended the same inks over the stamped dots.
For the inlaid panel I die cut the front panel with a Spellbinder die. I then stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment from Altenew. Before I mounted the panel using foam tape I blended Peeled paint DI on the top and bottom of the card base. For the finishing touch I added some golden dots diagonal across the scene using Pico Embellisher.

Here is Marjan's beautiful card.

I would love to enter this card also into the Addicted to Stamps and More #186: Anything Goes.

I have one more card to share with you today.

This is the second version of my previous card with a Hibiscus flower.
Here I added a butterfly from Fiskars, a sentiment from Hero Arts in black (clear heat embossed) and black enamel dots on the top right corner to balance the heavy black part of the card.

Btw thank you all who voted on my post with the first Hibiscus card. I was so glad to have your precious opinion about my decision!

Thank you for visiting! I truly appreciate for your time you share with me :)!
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Polka Dot Umbrella

A very quick post for this easter sunday!

This card was made for the Less is More challenge #269: Polka Dots and CASology #190: Weather.
I thought a polka dot patterned umbrella should fit into both challenges.

I found this wise quote on the internet and printed it on a white CS. I used Bernardo Moda Bold for "a Mind is like an Umbrella" and  LaurenScript for "only useful when open". The umbrella is from Penny Black. I paper pieced a rainbow polka dot patterned paper on the umbrella and coated it with Shimmer Pico Embellisher. 

Hope you are having a happy easter sunday! 
Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wish big!

Hello! Happy Easter!

I have no easter card but a birthday card with a golden dolphin to share with you today!
The color combo over at Color Throwdown #385 is teal, aqua and gold.
I found the combination so interesting and decided to play along.

I started off by making a cutting file for the frame with waves, cut it four times with my Cricut. I cut some wavy lines off from the first two layers to make them more 3D, blended Salty Ocean and Peacock Feather DIs, splattered some clear water and gold ink and stacked them together on my card base after I had placed the gold heat embossed golden Dolphin from Lawn Fawn. I had blended some blue DIs on the lower half of the card base. After all the elements were mounted I added some splatters in aqua and gold above the dolphin.
The sentiment is from Papersmooches, was gold heat embossed on a light blue CS and mounted with a layer of vellum.

I want to add one more card in this post.
I drew a lotus flower on a soft blue CS a couple of days ago. And yesterday I 've managed to make a card with that flower. I decided to go with an oriental look. So I only added some blue on the bottom and some white ink on the top of the panel and wrote the sentiment in korean by hand, which means Thank you.

Thank you for visiting!
Wishing you all a wonderful easter weekend!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Hello, today I have a card with a red hibiscus flower to share with you.
Yes, another drawing...
I have bought this hummingbird stamp from Inkadinkado a while ago.
The stamp has a small flower in front of the bird, but I wanted to draw a hibiscus for this hummingbird :).

I googled some images of hibiscus flower, drew one with a pencil and colored using Prismacolor pencils. 
I masked the flower of the stamp and inked it up using black pigment ink, stamped the hummingbird and clear heat embossed it. I wanted to leave the bird black and white but to give a little something. So I added some texture using white Pico Embellisher (hard to see in the pic:)). 
For the background I blended Festive Berries and Weathered Wood DIs on two diagonal corners and rounded the other two. To finish off I added red rhinestones and white pearls. 
I decided to go without a sentiment. To be honest I had no better idea. 

And this is the picture before I blended more red to the right upper corner. 
What do you think is better, before or after? 
IRL I like the after more... but in the picture the before looks way better.

I would like to enter this card to Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Faux mother of pearl

Hello! Hope you are having a great week so far!

For today's card I tried the faux mother of pearl technique for the first time.
This is the technique of this month's CAS Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.

For faux mother of pearl effect I mixed white acrylic paint with pearl pigment, as I have neither pearl acrylic paint nor the Frost white ink from Tsukineko. I then pounced it using a scrunched cling wrap on my card base.
After it dried I blended some DIs in green and blue. It looks white on the pic but it is shimmery in real life. I mounted some White Bling CS from Bazzill on the card using foam tape to make the card CAS.
The flowers are from Wild peonies stamp set from The Ton. I stamped and white heat embossed the flowers and leaves on a water color paper and colored them using Zig brush pens. I used some colors from the color palette at The Ton's color palette Challenge. After fussy cutting I arranged them as shown in the picture. The sentiment is from Oriental orchids stamp set by Altenew. I used dark blue CS for the white heat embossed sentiment.



Thank you all for stopping by! 
Have a great day! 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello everyone! 
Are you having a restful weekend so far? 

I want to show you a card I made which is featuring a lavender rose. Purple is not my favorite color, and rose not my favorite flower but I like roses in soft purple :). 

A couple of days ago I drew this purple rose using Polychromos colored pencils, but had no idea how I can involve this in a card. 
Actually I drew some shade in grey around the image, which I didn't like in the end. 
So the drawing was lying on my tabel for days. 
Today I cut  the rose out and made a bokeh background for it. 

For the bokeh I blended Seedless preserves and Shaded lilac DI on a white CS and sponged some bokeh using circle stencil and white pigment ink. I then cut a panel with a circle window from a white Bling CS from Bazzill and mounted it with the bokeh panel flat on a card base. I placed the rose and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black in purple. I finished off the card by adding some sequins and Wink of stella on the flower. 

I would like to enter this card in Less is More #268: What's outside your window.
Rose is not a spring flower, but I think the bokeh in the circle window gives the feeling of spring sunshine like what I have outside my window this weekend :).

Thank you for visiting today! 
Happy crafting! 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Guest Designing at Addicted to CAS

 Hello and happy Saturday!

Today's post is a special one for me, as I am guest designing at latest Addicted to CAS challenge :) !!!

The code word for this challenge is DELICATE.

As you may know, lately I've been enjoying drawing flowers free-hand. So of course I thought about delicate flowers as I saw the code word and decided to give it a go.

Calla lily is one of my favorite flowers, so elegant and calm. 
The calla lilies on my card have beautiful purple shade in the center and are called as Picasso calla lily. 
I sketched the flowers with pencil on a soft blue CS and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. 
I cut a side of the colored panel with a border punch for some more delicate detail and mounted it on a purple panel with foam tape. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Beautiful day stamp set by Altenew. To finish off the card I added some sequins and rounded two corners. 

I hope you could get some inspiration from my card and join in the fun at Addicted to CAS!
Please hop over and let the fabulous cards from DT ladies inspire you!

Thank you so much for visiting today!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2016



Today I have a doodled card to share with you:).
This week's cue word over at CASology is DOODLE!
This gives me a good opportunity to doodle some flowers on alcohol ink circles, which I wanted to give a try since I have my alcohol inks.

A very simple one!
I dropped some alcohol inks (Poppyfield, Shell pink, Sunshine yellow) on a glossy CS and doodled flowers, stems and leaves using white, green and silver gel pens.
The sentiment is from Paper smooches. I stamped it using StazOn black ink.

On my second card I used only red and pink without yellow.

I want to enter the second card into CASoloy #189: Doodle and the first one into Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! 
Have a great day! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pink and Grey

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today's card was made with two challenges in mind.
Over at Inkspirational runs a color Challenge- Pink and Grey. And the Mix it Up challenge in March on Essentials by Ellen blog is to mix Essentials by Ellen with Pretty Pink Posh.
I came up with a shaker card :).

The flower is Mondo Magnolia from Essentials by Ellen. I stamped it using embossing ink, heat embossed it in silver and colored it with pink Zig brush pens und silver pearl water color. I added some silver Liquid pearl on the stamen. The front panel with the shaker window was made with the help of my Cricut. I created a cutting file for that. I cut the front panel from a grey shimmer CS. The shaker card was mounted using foam tape. The shaker elements are sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment is my handwriting and was cut from a white CS with the Cricut. I added some pink shade using Zig brush pens only a little bit on h and two l's. I then covered the sentiment with Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.



Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a great day! 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Magnolias for her

Hello and happy Saturday! 

Yesterday I had a blast with alcohol inks. I was wondering whether the glossy CS can stand the heat embossing and whether the embossing can hold the alcohol inks inside the image.  So I went with this idea yesterday and was so happy to see it working! 

To start off I stamped two flowers of Magnolias for her stamp set from Altenew on a glossy CS using embossing ink and heat embossed it in white. I then started to color them by dropping the alcohol inks into the image. I used Wild plum, Shell pink and Peach bellini for the flowers and Botanical and Citrus for the green background. I tilted the CS in order to bring the inks to the part as I wanted. I added some bright dots and circles using Blending solution.  The ink splatters were made with a brush. I then cut sides of the panel with a deckle scissors and mounted it flat on a card base on both sides of which I added a thin strip of green Bling CS.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set. I heat embossed it using Liquid Platinum EP on a black CS and adhered it using some foam tape.
To finish off I added some dots using Gold Pico embellisher.

I am so happy I've found another way I can use the alcohol inks. I love the vibrant colors of them.

I chose the colors with the Inspiration Challenge March 2016 on Altenew blog in mind.
The inspiration photo shows a beautiful garden in France.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for the time you share with me!
Wishing you all a great weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

heartfelt THANKS

I have another card today to share with you.
This was made with the Less is More challenge in mind.
Over at Less is More runs a color challenge and the color of this month is CITRUS.

This yellow rose was sketched free-hand and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I chose a yellow card stock, as I wanted to try tone in tone coloring :). To draw the rose was indeed easier, as I have already the yellow color on the rose. But I had hard time drawing shadows. The grey I used was too bright against the yellow base and it looks white on the pic. This rose is actually on a table. Without appropriate shadows it is hard to see it. Maybe Copic markers would have worked better for shadow here.

I thought the panel is too yellow. So I sponged white pigment ink on the upper part of the panel, scored two lines in right angle for some interest and mounted it flat on the card base. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from Penny Black.
Lastly I added a thin yellow strip on top of the card. The three rhinestones were the final touch.



Wishing you all a fabulous day! 
Thank you! 

Spring Blessings

Hello and happy Thursday!!!

Today I have a spring-themed card to share with you and it is for the reminder post for the latest Time Out challenge where I'm guest designing.

The theme over at Time Out is
Easter and/or Spring with the optional technique twist of masking.

I used the masking technique to blend DIs for the background.

This darling girl blowing bubbles is an image from Penny Black. I stamped it with Antique Linen DI. I used Strathmore Bristol smooth paper because I wanted to color it using Zig brush pens and I think Zig brush pens can be blended very well on that paper. After coloring I added some highlights using white gel pen. I then blended some DIs for the spring scene. The sentiment from Penny Black was stamped in purple, blue and green with the help of Misti tool. For finishing touch I added some clear sequins.

This card was made during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy. At that time I posted the drawing on instagram for the challenge and it was featured on Kathy's It's All about You post on Day 21.

Time Out challenge blog is celebrating the 2nd Birthday. And there is also something to win.
I hope to see you join in the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing some of your time! 
Have a great day! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

You are fabulous!

Hello and welcome to my blog today!

Camouflaging sentiment is one of the techniques I adore but haven't tried yet.
Because I use my Cricut for cutting, I rarely purchase dies. Cricut is a fabulous cutting machine but mistake happens especially while cutting delicate sentiment. As I didn't want to cut my finished colored panel with Cricut for the camouflage technique, I haven't tried it yet.

Today I used the sentiment die from Essentials by Ellen for my first camouflaging sentiment.

I started off by stamping the Glory of modesty, a background stamp from Penny Black, using embossing ink and clear heat embossing it. I then colored the upper part of the flowers using Zig brush pens and added yellow dots in the center of the flowers with Pico embellisher. The sentiment was cut four times, one from the colored panel and three from white CS and stacked up.  I added a green ribbon for some interest, so it is actually not a perfect camouflage:). I mounted a textured soft pink Bling CS on the base and adhered the front panel with foam tape.

Next pic shows the coat of Glossy Accents on the sentiment, the clear embossed image and the sparkling pink CS.

Michele from I card Everyone is this week's Muse at Muse challenge blog.
Her fabulous card with camouflaging sentiment is here.

Michele has more examples for inspiration on her blog which are all gorgeous!
I want to enter my card into Muse challenge #156.  I was inspired by the camouflaging sentiment and a line through the sentiment. And I think I can use it as a thank you card.

At Addicted to Stamps and More #184 runs CAS week.  So I'm entering my card there too.

I hope you are all enjoying the week!
Thank you for stopping by!
Happy crafting!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Guest Designing at Time Out

Hello and Welcome!

Lately I had the honour to make the top at Time Out #48 where we might CASE very talented Marika's card. And I've got a chance to guest design at very special Challenge of the Time Out challenge blog.

Time Out turns TWO!!!
Happy 2nd Birthday :)!!! 

The ladies at Time Out want for us to make something about spring to celebrate this :).

The theme is 
Easter and/or Spring with the optional technique twist of masking.

I made two one layer cards to welcome spring.
My first card was made without the optional twist.

The flower bouquet is from Sweet Posies stamp by JustRite. Before I stamped the image slightly offset I blended Salty Ocean DI on the card base where I wanted to place the bouquet. The image was stamped in blue and colored using Copic markers and Prismacolor colored pencils. I added on the stamen some little dots using Pico Embellisher and coated the flowers with clear Wink of Stella. The sentiment from Penny Black was stamped with Grape Juice Ink. I then blended the right upper corner in green and yellow using Distress inks. The butterfly was punched out from a scrap CS which I sponged in green and yellow. For final touch I added some clear sequins along with some in spring colors.

For the second card I used the masking technique.

To start off I stamped the same sentiment as on the first card in purple. I then placed a butterfly above the sentiment. This beautiful butterfly is from a mini stamp set by Technique Tuesday. I stamped it in purple, colored using Prismacolor pencils, stamped again with embossing ink and clear heat embossed it.
For the window scene, I masked off the window, clouds and the butterfly and blended Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron Distress inks. The dots made using Wedding Dress Pico Embellischer represent some spring flowers :). I added some clear sequins to finish off my card.

I hope you could get some inspiration from my cards and join in the fun at Time Out. Please hop over there and let the awesome DT ladies inspire you!
The STAMPlorations is sponsoring this special challenge.
I'm looking forward to seeing your cards at the Time Out Gallery!

Thank you for visiting today!
Have a great Spring!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Daily Marker 30day Coloring Challenge

Hello and welcome to my second post today:)

"One guy throws a block of butter out of the window. Because he wants to see a butter-fly." As my son heard this joke. He made up a new one- "One guy throws a clock out of the window. Because he wants to see the time fly!"  :)
The time flies and we are already in March 2016....

And Today is the final day of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy.
I want to show you my Thank You card for the last day of the awesome coloring challenge and some coloring projects I made during the challenge.

This card features my drawing of a pink rose, colored using Prismacolor pencils. I cut the panel into a smaller rectangle than a A2 card base and along the outline of the flower image, rounded the corners and mounted it on the A2 card base using some foam tape, one side of which I covered with a glitter pattern paper. The sentiment was stamped using the Sophiscated Script stamp set from Concord & 9th in purple. I covered the rose and the sentiment with the clear Wink of Stella. To finish off I added some dots using silver Liquid pearls and clear sequins. 

Here is close up of the rose.

Another photo shows the sparkle on the sentiment.

Now to some coloring projects:

This cute image is a Freebie from All Dressed up Challenge blog. I colored it with Copic markers and added some dots and lines using white gel pen.

This image is Bubble Girl stamp from Penny Black. I stamped it in light blue on a light blue CS, colored with Prismacolor pencils. 

This cute elephant is Bella from Wildrose Studio, colored with Copic markers. I blended some DIs after masking for the background.

I hope I can make some cards with those images soon.


Thank you so much for your time and lovely comments! 
Happy Crafting!