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One stamp - Two cards

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Hello everyone,
I finally took time out to click these cards I made after the Twofer challenge was announced. I was too busy with my birthday and my son's. Not mine.. but yes.. Birthday party for my 4 year old kept me busy. I used the Peek -a-boo stamp set by Craftyscrappers for my zoo animal - hippo!
For the first card I used a stencil called Fade Diamond by Craftangles to create the back panel of my top folding card and stamped the hippo on the edge, coloured it and cut it along it's mouth for some interest. And a sentiment from Mint Owl Studios -Snarky Birthday sentiments that I bought from Ankita Agarwal's destash.

For my second card I did masking for my Hippo team that's come to thank their friend. I added some bows and hats for some interest and DO swimming pool in the background. Hippos love water!


I hope you like my cards too!


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CIC 468 - Be a Mermaid

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I hope you all have your mojos up to craft as this time we would love you to  use Inspirational Quotes on your projects at Cupcake Inspirations.  I am sure looking for inspiration quotes will make you dive into your craft rooms.

This biweekly challenge is sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps and they are  generously providing two digital images to our randomly chosen winner.

I was inspired by this fabulous quote and got an opportunity to play along with this cutest mermaid - Mermaid Kisses by All dressed up stamps. I coloured her with Copic markers and for the background I used a stencil over Cracked Pistachio Distress oxide and then sponged my Salty ocean DO. I cut my front card panel twice with the stitched wave die (from my previous posted card) and adhered the scalloped bg inside. I did some hand lettering with a brush pen for this lovely quote. With the rains we have had frequent power failures and no computer to be used for printing the quote.
In an ocean full of fish,…

AAA - 138, A Clean and simple, Hello

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Hello there,
We have an interesting game up at AAA cards, this fortnight, Along the edge plus the Optional twist of stitiching!

We have Stamplorations as our kind sponsors for this challenge and they have sponsored $15 GC to their shop.


For my card I have used, STAMPloration's Dee's Artsy Impressions Frames and Flowers stamp set. I chose one of the flower from the stamp set and a set of leaves and did repetitive stamping with two pink inks and two green. I cut the front panel of my A2 card with the stitched steel border dies for my faux stitching. A hello from the same stamp set and few pearls for the centre of my flowers.

We have the very talented and one of my favourite CAS artist, Michelle Wallace, as our guest today and what a stunner CAS card she has for this game! For more inspiration hop on to our challenge blog where amazing CAS artists show you how you can make a card in minutes. 
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Hope you'll play along :)

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Happy new home

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I have CASEd my own card but with a cool technique I have come across,  many a times on Instagram. I planned the card around the ongoing challenge at Just us girls - where the challenge is houses and Inspirational-Pop it up. I just have one stamp with houses and it has a coordinating die. I have been wanting to do the die cutting of the front panel and pop my image up on foam dots. And this stamp and cut by Hero arts is perfect for this technique. Please do let me know what's this technique called, I can't remember. 

I coloured the stamped image and the tree with Copic markers and die cut the front panel and popped the image on the inside on foam dots. It's such a cool and playful card. I love it.

I hope you like it too!
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CIC 467 - Oh Deer!

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Hello there,
Just a gentle reminder from my deer, to join in at Cupcake Inspirations with your woodland critters.

We are also trying something new by teaming up with the Double Trouble Challenge for a second way to enter your card featuring Woodland Critters.  Here's a bit about our friends at Double Trouble:

Welcome to Double Trouble - We're two retired ladies bringing you a new challenge blog where we hope you find fun and inspiration! We're not affiliated with any companies and welcome all participants. Our challenge will include Thing 1-Trouble Maker the Basic Challenge, Thing 2-Double Dare being a surprise element in which you may or may not decide to participate and Thing 3-Twisted Sister, will appear with an optional twist to the Challenge.

Our theme for this challenge is to add woodland creatures--foxes, raccoons, deer, squirrels--to your project.  

When you enter our challenge this week, be sure to run over to the Double Trouble Challenge blog and see what their co-coor…

IQCG #57 - Encouraging ATCs

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Hello friends,
Have you checked out the new Challenge at Indian Quilling Challenge?  This month we are going to play with ATCs - Artist Trading Cards.
An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. An ATC must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm in size. ATC are not limited to just mixed media! You can use all kinds of papers, embellishments, paints and inks to create them. Please remember we are a Quilling challenge blog and Quilling should be the focus of your project for it to qualify to win the prize.
In this challenge you will need to create 3 ATC's, a group or a set. Each one should be matching. Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize! 
 I played around the Ocean and used some encouraging sentiments for my ATCs.
I majorly made the waves with 3mm strips and added the props…

Floral bouquet

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Hello friends,
I have a new floral card today to share with you. I have been at florals a little more than usual, may be it's the spring in your air  (wink) and the inspiring floral cards in my IG feed. Our flowers are drying out! The summer has hit us with the bang with temp reaching 38 degrees Celsius. 
I was inspired by the Time out challenge's home sweet home photo challenge and as am a big Cushion aficionado, I had to draw inspiration from the tufted navy couch and the grey cushion. So I used my recent possession that I won at Kaja's IG giveaway - Studio Katia's Spring bouquet clear stamp set for this card.   

Here's the inspiration photo!

 I coloured the flowers with Copic markers and fussy cut them. For my main card panel, I run it through my WRMRK Embossing folder for the tufted look and used a smaller grey card stock for the front panel for my floral bouquet (tell me, you see the cushion). A sentiment from an Altenew set and some jewels by Ranganjali! and …

Spring with Uniko

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Hello everyone,
Inspired by the Spring theme at Uniko, I made this card with three different Uniko products. 2 stamp sets and a stencil. Can you recognise which ones? I had been planning a birthday card for a lovely crafty friend Pooja from Reusing, cards and quilling and she loves her florals and we love them too. So I plannedthis one to be a Birthday card.
I used the cool Marimekko flowers from Uniko style clear stamps , the Aqua berries are from Winter foliage clear stamps and after a little masking I sponged my leaves from Nature's treasures- II and gave them some dimension with color pencils. Some Nuvo drops and tadaa..

I also stamped my envelope with these cool flowers. 

I hope you like my card :)


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