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Heartfelt Rose card - STAMPlorations

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Hello everyone! I am sharing a clean and simple floral card that I made with  Heartfelt Rose  digital stamp by STAMPlorations that was provided free for the Spring fling at the blog!  I printed the rose on Neenah Solar white paper and colored with Copics and Polychromos. The rest is just simple layering a wreath die cut in two under my flower and a sentiment from Mudra stamps -  Purely sentiment labelled . Did you get a chance to see my latest video - to stretch stamps ?  Hope you like my floral card and will stop by to check out my video! Joining in at STAMPlorations - spring fling CAS colours and sketches STAMPlorations Seize the birthday STAMPlorations challenge Simon says stamp - wednesday challenge

Stretch your stamps for- 3 Cool Father's day cards - Video Tutorial

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Hello everyone! With Father's day approaching and shipping started at HNDMD.com, I thought of showcasing this beautifully illustrated stamp set - Dad you rock ! I am using this stamp set for all my cards to show case how can you stretch your stamps in a similar way. Masculine cards are made easy with these ideas including an easy way to do off edge die cutting without dies, Silhouette stamping without solid stamps and masking to alter your stamps. Also here's a reminder for you about joining us at our ongoing challenge -Anything goes and to inspire you with some Father's day cards.

TO - Free to explore - Ombre ink stamping

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Hello dear friends, There is a new challenge up at Time Out challenges and we challenge you to be FREE! We are so thankful to our sponsors  Visible Images  for sponsoring this challenge.  The  winner of the challenge will get £25 gift coupon (British Sterling) to their store. For my take I chose to use their  Destination unknown stamp  , I really am in love with their style of stamps. An although I don't see many CAS version of work with their stamps, I think they are so full of drama themselves, a CAS card is perfect to showcase them! I stamped my boats with Hero Arts Ombre Ink - Tide pool to Navy . So there is a lot of thought that went into this card! Free and an unknown destination.  I leave it to your imagination, of what you interpret. I think the definition of free changes as we mature, with every age, it's meaning changes. We have the very talented  Joanna , as our guest this time. Don't forget to stop by at her blog to see the beautif

Stenciling (and paper piecing) my upholstery!

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Hello everyone, I am doing some make over of my living room and have chosen Mustard and Navy as my colors. Do you like this combination? I look at all the decor pictures with this and get a feeling that I have to try it! So I am!

CIC - Thanks a latte - Ink blending die cuts

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Hello everyone, There is a new challenge up at Cupcake Inspiration challenges , For this fortnight we have a color challenge, inspired by National Tap Dance Day, which is today. Here is this challenge's cupcake! For my card I used this cute die called  Big picture book - Latte by Simon says stamps and some leftover cardstocks that I have been planning to put to use. I used a scrap Pink paper and used some ink to give dimension to my cup and used creme cardstock and put stickles for my froth. I used a masking stencil and stamped the background of scripty letters , both by Craftangles. Some Nuvo drops for eyes and white embossed sentiment finished this card. I hope you like it and will join us at the colour challenge. Have you checked my new video? If you haven't then I assure you, you will like it. Joining in at Coffee loving cardmakers Simon says stamp blog wednesday challenge

Plant a garden and seeds of inquisitiveness

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Hello everyone! I planned this card, because of my son's eagerness to watch the plants grow and how this sentiment was fitting the envisioned card so well. The kid and the flowers are from Waffle Flower's Make a wish and the sentiment is from Funky Fossil's Plant a garden stamp set. Plants make us happy, don't they? This card is also for the hope of a greener and better world ahead. Talking of that, reminds me to remind you to watch our video to spread awareness on saving bees - and also participate in the blog hop happening: Joining in CASology Uniko studio Water cooler challenges Paper craft challenge

Happy 6th Birthday AAA Cards

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Hello everyone, AAA cards  is 6 years old and we have a party on the blog!! Join us with your birthday cards and our winner will get a    £20.00 credit to a store of the winner's choice. How cool is that! For the birthday card I have balloons and confetti. Using MFT  Big balloons stencil  I created these balloons, drew some strings and stamped happy birthday. Couple of sequins for confetti and done! I love how the balloons turned out, giving a rounded appearance! We have the very talented Sofie , as our guest designer, stop by at her Instagram to see her beautiful creations. And don't forget to join in our Birthday challenge! Have you checked our new video? If you haven't then I assure you, you will like it. Joining in at STAMPlorations Word art wednesday

To Bee or Not to Bee - We're Better together

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Hello hello, Welcome to this awesome blog hop and at my stop!  You would have arrived here from    Beverley 's blog I have two cards, one made by my son and another by me to share with you along with  a Video tutorial on how we made our cards.  Before you go ahead, here are some pictures from our garden. Busy bees And their girl friends - Fashionable Lady bugs Every individual can contribute to the preservation of bees and other pollinators: Plant   nectar-bearing flowers  for decorative purposes on balconies, terraces, and gardens. Buy honey and other hive products  from your nearest local beekeeper. Raise awareness among children and adolescents  on the importance of bees and  express your support for beekeepers . S et up a pollinator farm  on your balcony, terrace, or garden; you can either make it yourself or buy at any home furnishings store. Preserve old meadows  – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and  sow nectar-bearin

3 Beautiful Birthday cards with stencils

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Hello dear crafters,   I am sharing 3 beautiful birthday cards with stencils using various stencils and stenciling techniques . Stencils being one of the most affordable crafting supplies are usually bought and rarely used. So, I planned to jazz my cards today with some beautiful techniques. Also here's a reminder for you about joining us at our ongoing challenge -Anyhthing goes and to inspire you with some Birthday cards you can make with your stencils. For my first card - Masculine Birthday card with Glitter paste I used the midnight black paper and stenciled glimmer pastes in holly green and sapphire blue through Overlapping circles stencil. I let it dry and then adhered it on a Natural white A2 sized card base. I stamped happy birthday on white strip and mounted it on foam tape. For the second card - Masculine Birthday card with bold patterns For this Masculine Birthday card I used Dual texture white paper and blended two blue Distress oxide inks - Salt

For brag worthy artist friend - Paper Smooches

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Hello everyone! We have a new challenge at  Time Out   and this time it is out Theme challenge:        Don't forget we have an optional twist of making a 'one layer card'. If you do twist you get a chance of winning a prize from our superb sponsor  Birch Press Designs .  I decided I would go with 'Fine arts' as my 'ART'  You could choose anyhting likes movies, painting, music....just whatever you see as 'The Arts' I chose to go graphic with some splatters on my Canvas, mounted on the easel and use a fun sentiment by Paper smooches! I have few artist friends, though I call myself artist too now, but they are the ones who studied Arts and designing etc, and when their work gets showcased in exhibitions, or comes in newspaper and magazines, it makes me super proud and makes me tell people, yeah, this artist, he is a good friend - Brag worthy, you see 😉 I embossed the card panel with wood grain EF and for the splatters I blended so