CAS birthday card AAA #45

Namaste, welcome to my blog. Its new calendar year and new challenge at AAA birthday challenge. The theme of the challenge is Anything goes with birthday theme. For more details visit blog here.

Ink blending was always my favourite technique. But right now all my ink pads are dry so i cant use them. Its story of every year so i stopped reinking them. But for the first challenge of the calendar year so I ink blended small piece of paper and die cut it to make my card center and stamped a small sentiment which fits perfectly in this small space.

I dry embossed the card panel and added the ink blended piece on card front. For interest i used silver thread behind the sentiment and few enamel dots.

Here is my card

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Pencil colouring – AAA birthday challenge

Namaste.. Welcome to my blog.. I am so delighted to join AAA birthday card challenges. I always loved playing AAA birthday card challenges, they are fun and birthday cards are always needed. So this month’s challenege is ANYTHING GOES WITH BIRTHDAY. For more details about the challenge and rules click here.

For my take i made a simple pencil coloured floral card. I am not a colouring fan for self but i do love ppl colour. I can never get such smooth blends and dreamy colouring effects they give. But sometimes i do like to colour just because i am hoarding so many colouring mediums. One such medium is my PRISMA colour pencils, which i rarely use just because of my toddler. Both are precious to me so keeping both away as much as possible. Do you relate ???

Too much of chit chat, lets look at my card. I used Pretty pink posh floral images and sentiment comes from Simon says stamp. Stencil from ALtenew.

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Tags with water coloured florals

Namaste.. Welcometomy blog.. Today is a new challenge at HLS water colour challenge, and its ANYTHING GOES with water colours. For more details on the challenge click here

I am trying to use as much as possible the pre coloure images. Its some what challenging to me to use already existing elements rather creating one. So here are 2 tags I made.

Tag dies are from SSS, floral images from Altenew and Paper trey ink and sentiment from Hero arts.

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A simple birthday card

Namaste everyone.. Welcome to my blog. Today is a new challenge at Addicted to stamps and more and challenge is Birthday. Foe more details on the challenge and more inspiration click HERE

I made a simple red and golf birthday card using SSS screen elements die. This die is in my collection from so many years and I never used it. So thought why not challenge self and make a card.

I die cut the heart shape from white card front and mirror card stack. Glued both a little off set so that gold peeks out. Then foam mounted the panel on a red card base. I ran the card front through die cut machine using Little inker designs die. Which adds a little iinterest to the back ground.

Sentiment is from SSS and i gold heat embossed it and added glod mirror cs as mat.

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Happy birthday – HLS stencil challenge – June

Namaste everyone. . Hope you all doing good being safe. Its time for new stencil challenge at Happy little stampers and theme is ANYTHING GOES with stencil. For more details on challenge visit hls blog.

Coming to my card. I am not a person who keeps embelishmets ready for future projects and over the time I had collected lot of (a bowl) of die cuts so thought i will put them into use.

It was really a quick card I just kept stacking all the diecuts on each other. I clear heat embossed top layer to add some interest. I used SSS stencil with black soot distress oxide ink. Sentent is also from SSS set.

Love the effect of clear heat embossing on die cuts.

Let me know how you feel about this card.

ATSM – Anything Goes #381

Hey there, Swapna at this end. I am here again with our next challenge at Addicted to stamps and more and the challenge is everybody’s favorite “Anything goes”, click here to visit the challenge post and look what other members have to share.

This is my card for the challenge. Over the year I collected alot of critter sets and suddenl I fell in love with florals. So I am waiting to fall back in love with critter sets so that I can use them. Till then I will use my floral sets.

  • I used Altenew Beautiful day set and stamped images with various Altenew inks.
  • Die cut them with coordinating dies.
  • I prepped the card base by putting down light wash of green colour. Then added few splatters of green,pink n black colours.
  • Arranged my florals to one corner.
  • Sentiment is from SSS which was cut to strip and matted on light grey CAS.
  • Flowers were foam mounted where as leaves were glued flat.

Love how those splatters and light wash of  colour adds interest.
I also added few clear droplets.

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Share your thoughts and suggestions on my take.

Thank you

ATSM – CAS challenge #379

Hey crafty peeps over there, this is Swapna with our latest challenge at Addicted to stamps and more. The challenge is “Clean And Simple”. Please go through guide lines for CAS, why i am saying this I,myself have failed many times while submitting my entries here in ATSM in past. 😉

 Click here to look at what other DT members have came out.

Now coming to my take on the card. Many a times I plan things out and at the end it turns out to be something else. Its one such card. This set was on my wishlist and recently bought it,thought will put it in use.

  • I stamped image from Simon says stamp and sentiment from Fiskers with black ink.
  • Die cut it with spellbinders die.
  • I wanted something to mat but didnt have die so i matted the diecut on grey CS and then cut around it.
  • Foam mounted it on the white card base.
  • Felt it needed something so i added red colour on lips.
  • Thats it, I finished my card.

Do share your suggestions and thoughts on my take to the challenge. Dont forget to enter your card to the challenge and leave some love to the other posts.

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You Matter To Me

Hi.. Hope you are doing well.
Today I over at ColourThrowdown challenge. I am so happy to be featured on their blog this week.
This weeks colour scheme is (i.e. navy, aqua, lime and kraft)

Now coming to my card.

  • I prepared the front panel using distress inks, sprayed few drops of water and lifted it with dry cloth.
  • Clear heat embossed flowers and leaves (SSS stamp) and coloured with zig markers, die cut them out.
  • Die cut YOU (SSS die) twice, glued them and applied black wink-of-stella for shimmer. Heat embossed coordinating sentiment on black strip.
  • Glued another black strip along the edge of card base, glued the inked panel, arranged flowers and leaves. 
  • Then glued sentiment.

Its hard to catch shimmer on die cut and flowers.
Thank you for joining with me.

I am entering this card to

Addicted to stamps and more #246

CAS colours & Sketches #227

Inspired by all the little things #60

Muse challenge #220

Mini cards – Gift set

Here I am with with little different these are small cards.

I usually make 5*7 cards. I like that size and I am comfortable too.
Sometimes make 5.5*4.25. But this set is of mini cards. All card measure 3*3.5 and I loved them all. They will make a nice gift for someone.
Set 1 – Made these two with Altenew stamp set.
Set 2 – Used Wplus9 Anenemones
Set 3 – Used pattern paper with stamped sentiment from Sizzix and Your next stamp
Set 4 – Pattern paper with die cut sentiment from Paper tray ink
Set 5 – With Tim holtz stencil and Altenew sentiment and PTI die cut

Set 6 – With SSS stamp

Set 7 – SSS stamp n die

Entering this card to

CAS(E) this sketches

Set 8 – SSS die n Wplus9 stamp

Set 9 – Stampendous stamp



Altenew – Label love, Vintage flower, Beautiful day,

Wplus9 – Water coloured anemones

PTI – Big hugs

Your next stamp – What not sentiments

SSS – Locking hearts

Inks – SSS, Wplus9, Versafine,

Mama elephant – In my heart

PTI – Wet paint cut – 5

Tim holtz – Gothic, Flourish


Entering all these cards to

Ranganjali – June challenge

Addicted to stamps and more

Penny black – Flower power

STAMPlorations – CAS challenge

SSS monday challenge

STAMPlorations – June challenge

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Stencil – Card

Here I am with another card with stencil. Whatever I do, I go back to stencils very often. In past I had made a set of cards using same stencil which can see HERE.

Now coming to this card. I used a water colour paper, created mask by die cutting circle. I needed both -ve and +ve of the mask for card.

I placed -ve of the mask over the panel, placed the stencil and blended distress inks. Then i carefully removed -ve mask and placed +ve mask n secured stencil on same place and applied some yellow – orange shades on distress inks.
For sentiment i used SSS circle sentiment, stamped and die cut the sentiment. Used another heart circle stamp, stamped it with black ink and at the centre stamped a heart in yellow n orange inks, die cut it out.
I mounted the stenciled panel on a black CS then this piece on yellow card base with foam tape. Then i mounted circle sentiment and heart circle cut out with foam tape. Applied glossy accent on yellow heart. I needed few more accents for card, so die cut few hearts -applied black wink of stella – then glossy accent. They make really nice embellishments.
Math in the card – Concentric circles have same centre with various radius.

I am entering this card to 
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