Cheery and Bright Birthday

Hi everyone.  I’m back to share a couple more birthday cards to cap off my participation in Winnie and Walter’s 4th Birthday Bash challenges.



This was easier than it looks.  To start, distress inks in rainbow colours were blended with a Clarity brush through a Diagonal Grid stencil on a Mixed Media stitched panel.  A balloon was then die cut from it and vellum was adhered on the back to cover the opening.



Happy’ was die cut from a scrap of DIY black glitter cardstock.  ‘Birthday’ was die cut once from white cardstock and then four times from black cardstock to be stacked.  The string was die cut from white cardstock.



The assembled panel was mounted with foam adhesive to a white top fording card base.  Clear shimmer on the birthday die cut and clear sequins finished off the card.



I didn’t want the balloon cut out to go to waste, so I made a CAS birthday card.  Inlaid the balloon and used the hidden die cut technique for the ‘celebrate’ sentiment.




Too funny.  I actually had something different in mind, but I guess that’s the way it goes sometimes.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!







Linking to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashUse Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashGrid Challenge with Keren
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash — Die Challenge with Lydia
Fairy TaleBlack/White Rainbow
AAA Cards#109 Die Cuts Only








Birthday Birthdays

Hello there.  February is a busy birthday month here, especially in this final week of February with my hubby’s, BIL’s, FIL’s and SIL’s birthdays!   Two, of course, are on the same day since my hubby and his brother are twins.  So I have more birthday cards to share as I continue with the 4th Birthday Bash challenges from Winnie and Walter.






The colours from this photo inspiration are similar to this Color Combo and they matched a package of Pretty in Pink Sparkle Blends I received from my friend Amber… so it only made sense to create this shaker for my hubby (even though he’s not a fan of pink 😂).  To start, ‘happy’ was die cut from an A2 size Neenah piece of cardstock.  The inner pieces of the letters were saved for later.  Stamped the hat, masked it then stamped the bear (from the same set).  Masked her (she represents me 😉), then blended pink dye ink through a Peppermint Zone stencil.



Removed masks and coloured in the images with Copics.  Covered the ‘happy’ opening with acetate from the back then used the happy diecut as a guide to inlay the inner letter pieces, adhering them to the front of the acetate.  ‘Happy’ was die cut from fun foam and aligned from the back to create the shaker well. Filled the well with sequins, then adhered a pink inked piece of cardstock to close off the shaker.



Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base.  White heat embossed ‘birthday to you’ on a strip of gold cardstock.  Added clear shimmer to the stencilled spiral and some sequins to finish.


Entering this one to the following challenges:
Winnie and WalterJanuary Color Combo with Heather H.
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashShaker Challenge with Lea
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashInspiration Challenge with Gayatri  (used the colours)
Mod SquadAnimal Fun









This next card was inspired by another card from Kelly.  Circle dies were used to dry emboss the concentric circle background on a Mixed Media panel.



On another piece of Mixed Media paper, the rings of images/sentiment were white heat embossed.  Ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron distress inks (DI).  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue. Spritz with water and dried with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Die cut out with a circle die.



Stamped the balloon image from the set with the same four DIs.  No matching dies, so they were fussy cut out.  A white gel pen was used to give the balloons highlights.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and foam mounted the circle and the balloons for dimension.  Adhered a black white heat embossed sentiment strip and added Crystal Glaze to the balloons to finish.


Adding this one to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashDie Challenge with Lydia
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashComeback Challenge with Taheerah
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashFour Challenge with Shay (4 DI colors + balloons)
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashWatercolor with a Twist Challenge with Heather  (watercolor spritzing + white gel pen)
Always Happy Birthday February 2018 CAS Birthday




Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.










Less is More #362 Purples

Hello there.  We are back with our first challenge of 2018 at Less is More (LIM).  How fabulous was that extra week in our last challenge?  Hope you liked it because going forward, our challenges will run every two weeks / fortnight!  The challenge rotation remains the same.  So kicking off the year is our colour challenge and the colour is Purples.  We welcome our talented November winner, Wei of Handmade Card by Wei, as our guest designer.  We also welcome a brand new sponsor this month — Skulls and Cross Buns.












Yes, more Christmas cards because living in Canada, orders from the US take a while to arrive, leaving no time to use the products in time for Christmas. 😉   So in keeping with my resolution to use NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff), I made a Christmas card to add to this year’s stash.  Stamped the bear on a scrap of X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.



Die cut happy from white cardstock three times to stack for dimension.  Ombré coloured one using a mini blending tool and Wilted Violet DOx ink.  Covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  It’s very sparkly IRL.  Stamped holidays with Wilted Violet DOx ink on a white strip.



Blended Wilted Violet DOx onto a white stitched panel for the background.  Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base before assembling.  A few clear sparkly sequibs finished off the card.

For more inspirations from my team and our guest Wei, click HERE.  Hope you will join us.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!






Linking to the following challenges:
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
AAA Cards#105 Sparkle
Watercooler WednesdayWWC151 Feminine Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays#190 All that Glitters
Simply Create TooEmbossing
SSS MondaySomething New  (Sweet Holiday stamp)
SSS WednesdaySomething New   (Sweet Holiday stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More#273 Holiday








Dashing Through the Snow

Hi there.  I am still in Christmas mode and wanted to use a new stamp set I got for Christmas and never got to use.



All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the bird, then masked.  Hand cut a hill mask and stamped the trio of trees masking each one.  With masks still in place, blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the sky.



Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Added the flurry of snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.



Die cut the scene with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.







Linking to the following challenges:
The Cat’s Pajamas#342 Make a Scene
ABC ChristmasA for Antlers and B for Birds
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
Jingle Belles — Look What Santa Brought Me (Winter Wishes stamp))
SSS MondaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp p)
SSS WednesdaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More #273 Holiday





Noel Tweetings

Hi everyone.  I can’t believe it’s December 1st already!  The crazy busy season has started. So I’m just sneaking in a CAS Christmas card.



Stamped the bird image with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured it with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.



Die cut the branch (retired Memory Box – thanks Nancy 😉) from brown cardstock.  Die cut Noel twice from white scraps.  Ombré coloured Noel with Copics and added clear glitter.



Adhered all the pieces onto a white stitched rectangle from my stash.  Placed a snow stencil over the whole panel and applied white embossing paste.  Once the paste dried, mounted the panel with foam adhesives onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holidays!







Linking to:
Winnie & WalterNovember Color Combo challenge with Heather H.
CASE this SketchCTS#249
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+diecutting+Ombre+stencilling+embossing paste+glitter)
Uniko#44 Christmas
Watercooler WednesdayWWC147  Charlotte’s Anything Goes
CAS-ual FridaysCFC188 Winter Blues
CAS on Friday#122 Christmas