Friday, December 31, 2010

Congratulations.

I really wanted to participate in a color challenge, I loved the colors in colourQ challenge #65, so decided to particpate for the first time!



This time I decided to do a clean card, after several "busy" cards I felt its time to make a clean one, I really wanna embrace white space, something that I know I am not so good at, but I know with practice I will get the hang of it! I used a sketch that was published in the Dec Paper Crafts Magazine, so neat. Once again I used the butterfly from Antique Background stamp set from Hero arts, can you tell I am in love with that butterfly, I embossed it with silver embossin powder. The strips of paper are from Lost and Found collection from My Mind's eye,If you ask me about the card, I can say I like it..but I need a second openion, I usually ask my DH but he is not home today,so I guess I will see what you have to say about the card, here is my card




Thanks for looking or commenting!

Supplies:
Stamps: Antique Background (Hero Arts), Masculine Motifs (Sentiment, PTI)
Paper: Ripe Avocade, Stampers Select White.
Patterned paper: Lost and Found (My mind's eye).

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hero Arts Challenge

So here is my first time entering Hero arts Challenge...so excited! So For december the challnge was to make a thank you card, also use adding shine technique. For the shine I added somg gems and sprayed the whole card with the butterflies with Pearfect Pearls...love the shiny result, its looks real pretty in real life. Here is my card..



Here is a close up, I hope you can see the pearly effect..


Thanks for looking or commenting

Supplies:
Stamps: Giga Guidlines (PTI), Fab Flourish, La Letter and Antique Background stamp sets(Hero Arts).
ink: Hawaiian Shores and True Black (PTI)
Paper: Stampers Select White and Raspberry Fizz (PTI)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Notepad!




So last week I recived my Giveaway from Ashley Cannon..so exciting! I just love everything she included in the package, such gorgeouse paper, so I couldnt resist making something cute and girly,


then I made a gift certificate holder with the same paper..


Thanks for looking or commenting

Supplies:
Stamps: Take Note, Friends till the end (PTI)
Ink: True Black
Paper: Berry Sorbet, White

Friday, December 17, 2010

Life is good!

Around one month ago I received a Mat Stack #4 die that June bought for me then shipped it to Saudi,, to my surprise she added a FF die and a breathtaking handmade one layer card...June, you are talented, start a blog coz we wanna see your work. here is a pic of the card she sent



I ordered a bunch of Distress Inks...YAAAY!! I have been inclining towards the distress look for a while now, so I took the plunge and ordered some of the inks, I was over the moon when I recieved those inks!!

I also, for the first time, ordered from Hero Arts, it was love at first sight, Fabulous Flourish, such a beauty, in addition o o that i ordrerd ordered couple of stamps as well, I am loving these goodies.


Here is a card I made one week ago,



Thanks for reading this far!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Love and a Baby card!

Hello all!!! Its been ages since I last updated, lots of family get togethers and what not! Well, here is a quick post, couple of cards I made in the last few day. In the first card I used the "Lost and Found" pattern paper from My Mind's eye, love it, its pretty simple card, I only cut that "LOVE" glittered word and adhered it to a Pure Poppy cardstock, added a bit of ink white to creat sort of a frame. Once I was done I thought why not make a coordinating bookmark! so I used the same paper and I am pretty satisfied with the way it turned out.


The second card is a baby card, I wanted to add some of Harvest Gold CS but the pink looked just too cute by itself, so kept it as it was. The card size is 4x4 in case any one wondering.

Thanks for looking or commenting!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Color Cue Challenge


It feels like ages since I made a card!..today's card is for the Color Cue Challenge which is due to close in like few hours, I loved the color combo early on but didnt get to make a card sooner, for today's card I did a lot of sponging after embossing with Spellbinders impressibility, love the result, I also embossed on the white cardstock with clear embossing powder but its absolutly not showing, it looks very pretty in real life.
Maybe you are wondering, why the bad quality of the pic, I will tell you why, because my brothers has borrowed my DSLR to use it in his trip to Malaysia, so I had to use my Blackberry to photograph the card..bad I know! I have no other choice, but once he returns after one week, I will take another picture of the card and will re-post it.

here is my card...
Thanks for looking or commenting

Supplies:
Stamps: Floral Fusion, Text Style II.
Paper: Sweet blush, True black and Stampers Select white.
Ink: Sweet blush, Versamark, True Black.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

Here is this month's challenge....

There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting.
I decided to make an Eid card, for the first time ever I handmade an Eid card, I am happy with the way the card turned out, I have been dying to use white, pink and a lill green in a card, I am sure you guys wondering why there isn't any sentiment on the outside, you know why? coz I forgot! yeah as simple as that, after adhering all the layers I realized that I didn't print the sentiment..."duh", so what I did is I printed the "Happy Eid" sentiment in a separate paper and then adhered it inside of the card. here is my card outside and inside!



By the way, the butterfly is embossed, its such a pretty pink, unfortunately, the camera didn't capture it , the thing is I took the pictures at night, so no natural sunlight, therefore, the picture quality is not that good.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies,

Stamps: Butterfly dreams, Turning a new leaf.
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Ripe avocado and Spring Moss.
Paper: Stamper's select White.
Others: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon.



Monday, October 18, 2010

Thanks Friend!

Finally I made a card! I ended up making a card that is very different from the one that I envisioned in my mind, I started with Ocean tides, kraft, Simply Chartreuse, but I ended substituting Ocean Tides with Scarlet Jewel, I am thankful for Color Cue challenge because that's where I learned to use Scarlet Jewel, prior to that I was so clueless when it came to Scarlet Jewel, really, participating in challenges helps us stretch our creativity. I am also loving Aqua mist with Simply Chartreuse! The layout is something that i just came up with while playing with the various elements of the card, I am sort of happy with the way it turned out, but some times when I look at it I feel like the Aqua mist flower is just too bright for the card,like it is not blending so well, what do you think? If I had copics I would have colored this beautiful flower.

Coincidentally, this week's waltzingmouse sketch challenge is very similar to the one I used in this card..:)..how weird is that?! so I am going to submit my card for their challenge, its my first time and I sure hope its not last. So here is my card..




Thank for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Distress strips, Friends till the end, Big and Bold wishes.
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Hawaiin Shores.
Paper: Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Aqua mist, Simply Chartreuse and Vintage Cream.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Color Cue Challenge



So here is a card I made for Color Cue Challenge few days ago but just was so busy to post it before today, this card really drove me crazy!! I spent hours working on it..every time I followed a certain layout something looked off to me..until finally I decided to go with one, and I am now a happy stamper..:)..the green is a patterned paper from my stash, I am not sure which brand it is, but it is a bit brighter than Simply Chartreuse from PTI. I am also happy with the way the focal point turned out, I sponged it with Spring Moss ink and the result is really pretty!


Thanks for Looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: On my Couch Additions.
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss.
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Green Patterned paper, Early Bird (cosmo Cricket), whisper White, Harvest Gold.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Embellish Challenge-Paper Peicing



I just love taking part in the Embellish Magazine challenges, I just loved, really loved, the colors that were asked for the challenge, such a beautiful color scheme! I really enjoyed making this card, for the first time I stamped kraft with white..soo pretty, I am happy with the way the card turned out!


Thanks for lookin!

Supplies:
Stamps: Masculine Motifs.
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Choclate, Ripe Avocado, Tim Holtz Distressing ink.
Paper: Harvest Gold, Kraft, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado.
Others: Eyelet lace die.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Embellish Challenge-Square


So here I am participating for the second time in Embellish Magazine color Challenge, when I saw the colors that were chosen for this challenge I decided that I must participate! I used Simply Chartreuse from PTI as my green and I am REALLY loving this color, kinda didnt like it in the beginning but its growing on me..just like any PTI thing!!..lol..I have to say that I was inspired from this card that was made by Terri Anderson, gorgeous colors! here is my card..




Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Fancy Flourish, Friends till the end.
Ink: True Black
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thank You Nichole and Team!

In PTI forum, the girls decided to secretly plan a different kind of a blog hop, it was a THANK YOU Nichole blog hop, a card and a post to Nichole Heady where we express our gratitude to her and her company and thank her for all that she is doing. The hop was on the 30th but God I got so caught up with this and that, that I couldn't make a card, and when I finally had some time, I was SOO nervousness, my brain just couldn't decide what color scheme to use or what layout to follow..it was crazy in my craft area, lots of cardstocks scattered here and there and lots of stamps too...I knew that it was impossible for me to make something, so I called it off and went to sleep.

Finally made a card yesterday, I cased Nichole Heady's card, I fell in love with her card, so when I was really confused about what to make, I decided that I am gonna case..:)...well here is my note to Nichole and her team...

Nichole, Jen, Julie, Jenn and DT members, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this great company, for your incredible products, for your creativity...your company has brought happiness and pleasure into the life of this person who lives far far away in a world where scrap-booking and card-making is non-existing, keep doing what you are doing and I am sure your name will shine like no other pretty soon!

Love ya all!!

here is my card...


Thanks for looking!

Supplies (All PTI):
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Text Style II, Beyond basic borders.
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe avocado.
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe avocado, Rustic cream, Vintage cream and Kraft.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Recovered!



When I saw the colors of the above challenge I knew I had to take part, I just love aqua and Harvest Gold together! I hope I didn't make silly of myself adhering the sofa tilted, I am not so sure if I can adhere it this way or not..but I did it anyway!


Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Fancy Flourish, On my couch addition.
Ink: Pure poppy, aqua mist.
Paper: Cream, Rustic cream, Harvest Gold Early Bird.
Others: Versamark, Rangers Tea dye ink, woodgrain Impression plate.

Friend!

So here I am finally posting couple of cards after many days!!life was really busy! the first card is a card I made for Ted's challenge..once I was done with the card so proud of myself I checked Ted's blog and found out that I was not supposed to use buttons..:(...I tried to remove the buttons but it almost tore the paper, so I have no choice but not to submit this card, next time I will read the instructions clearly BEFORE making my card.



Everytime I recive a package from PTI I go through a weird period where I just look at the stamps and drool all over the place, but it was diffrenet this time, when I recived July package I made a card the same night with my very favorite All Booked Up stamp set and made a bookmark too, I just loved Nichole's card and Bookmark in this post and I had to CASE it..here is the card and the bookmark..


Thanks for looking!

Supplies (All PTI unless noted):
You are a True Frined:
Stamps: Freinds till the end, All booked up, Masculine motifs.
Ink: Hawaiin Shores, Orange (SU), Dark Chocolate.
Paper: Stampers select white.
Others: Hawaiin shores buttons.

Bookmark:
Stamps: All booked up, Polka Dot basics II.
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate.
Paper: Harvest Gold, Pure poppy, Rustic cream.
Others: Harvest Gold twill Ribbon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

2 sketches 4 you!

This weeks sketch challenge at 2 sketches 4 you is really fun! for this card I paird Harvest Gold (which is SO YUMMY) with Aqua mist, I saw Betsy pairing these two colors her cards lately and I just fell in love with the color combo! here is my card!


Thanks for Looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Basic Background: woodgrain, On My couch additions.
Paper: Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening and Rustic cream.
Ink: True Black and Enchanted Evening.
Others: Versamark, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold buttons, twine.

Friday, July 30, 2010

2 Sketches4 you and Moxie Fun and Cute Challenge!

Here is my second time participating in 2 sketches 4 challenge, also for Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, so one card for two challenges :) here is the sketch


As I was going through the latest issue of Paper Crafts Magazine I got inspired, I wanted to use a cute image so I picked the bicycle from Every Day Button Bits, I also decided that it was about time I use my Early Bird Pattern paper, enough with hording! I have got to say I am happy with the way the card turned out and I finally used Ocean Tides!..here is my card


Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Every day button bits.
Ink: True Black, White.
Paper: Ocean Tides, Cosmo Cricket early bird pattern paper and Enchanted Evening.
Others: Grosgorin Teracotta tile ribbon and buttons, Ocean Tides buttons.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Everday is a gift!

For a long time I wanted to emboss and sponge and yesterday I finally did it, I heat embossed and then I used Terracotta Tile ink to sponge the whole layer. its not perfect and not so neat, still I am happy how it turned out! I stamped the butterfly onto Sprin Moss cardstock, I find myself liking this butterfly more than the one with the die..:)


Here is a close up of the embossed leaf and the sponging, its not so neat like I said, I think I am gonna do this more often, I find terracotta tile ink perfect for this kind of effect!


Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Fancy Flourish, Everyday button bit (sentiment), turning a new leaf.
Paper: Rustic Cream, SS white.
Ink: Terracotta Tile, Black, Ripe Avocado.
Others: Terracotta tile Ribbon, Clear embossing powder.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

2 Sketches 4 you!

For the first time I am taking part in 2 sketches 4 you challenge, this weeks sketch is really fun and easy. I decided to use a stamp set that I bought recently "friends till the end" I am in love with that flower, even with so many flower stamps in PTI non stood out to me like this one! I stamped the flower onto lemon tart cardstock and since I don't have copics I just used a sponge to add some shades to the flower, I am satisfied with the result. There is one thing though, after making the card a thought hit me..is this card based off the sketch or is it just too different?..I guess I will leave it for them to decide..:)

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Friends till the end.
Ink: Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Summer sunrise, lemon tart, spring moss and SS white.
Others: Raspberry Fizz grosgrain ribbon and nestabilitis impression plate.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Butterfly Brithday!

I made a card few days ago, I see this lay out being used by many designer specially by Heather, I love how she pairs Enchanted Evening with Green Leaf, so I thought to give it a try, and I have to say I am loving it!

Here is my card


Thanks for lookin!

Supplies,
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Turning a new leaf.
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Rasberry Fizz and True Black.
Paper: SS white, Green leaf, Hawaiian Shores.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tuesday Trigger!

This is my first time participating in Tuesday Trigger,
and this is what I came up lookin at this image!



Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Dot spot, Floral Frenzy.
Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy.
Paper: White, Spring rain, lemon tart.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Butterfly Dreams!!

Finally I got my hands on Butterfly Dreams and Dot spot, you will see many cards with these stamp sets in the near future...:)..I used my cuttlebug also for this card, I have to say I am lovin this machine. the only thing about this card is that after stamping I noticed that my Hibiscus Burst ink cube needed re-inking, well, I still think it turned out nice!


Thanks for Looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Fancy Flourish, Dot Spot.
Ink: Hibuscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy.
Paper: Aqua Mist, White, Pure Poppy.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wedding Card!

Here I am today with a new card, my cousin sister is getting married first week of July, its so exciting, I wont be able to attend the wedding, nevertheless I will made a card for her and I will be giving it to her before she leaves to India. I feel quite happy with the way the card turned out!!



Thanks for looking!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):

Stamps: Boxes Bags and Tags, Giga Guidlines, Floral Fusion.
Ink; Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate.
Paper" Sweet  blush, Berry Sorbet.
Others: Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon.

PTI June blog hop!


This is my first blog hop participation and I am so excited about it! this months challenge is really, its all about color, we have to mention our favorite color scheme and make a card using the mentioned colors, how easy is that!! Here is my favorite (for the time being) color scheme:

I love these colors all put together, with these colors I used Stamper's select white and Kraft and this is the card that I came up with...

Thanks for looking!!

Supplies (All PTI except noted):
Stamps: Blooming button bits, Big and bold Wishes, Background Basics: Diamonds.
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz.
Paper: Stampers Select White, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise.
Others: Raspberry Fizz buttons.

Friday, June 11, 2010

After a long time!

Well, you may be wondering what to me so long? my laptop crashed..I know nothing can be worse than that and then once my DH fixed it and all I didn't have photoshop, my photo editing program, so how can I post pics of cards without editing..GASP!...today it got installed..so I am happy blogger today..he he he...well I have three cards to post today, the first one is a card that was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire, love her bold colors and her style of stamping. I didnt use Tim Holts inks in this cards, I stamped majority of the images twice, first time using Spring moss and the secon time using Hawaiin Shores, some of the images I added to it a bit of Ripe Avocado. I love the way the card turned out, I may try this again!
One more thing, I am using this card to play along  Clean &Simple Stamping challenge that I got to know about from Dana's blog.



The second card is another card that I am happy with, I had a difficulty playing with Enchanted evening so after LOTS of thinking I used sporing moss and spring rain with it, Love me some Little Argyle!.

The last one is a baby card, it didnt turn out as I envisioned it, i forgot to mention earlier, the several stamped bears are inspired from Dana-Scraps, she is talented!


Thanks for Looking!

Supplies (All PTI except noted):
Get well soon:
Stamps: Life, Falliable Frame 2 and Text Style II.
Inks; Hawaiin Shores, Spring Moss, True Black and Tea Chai ink.
Paper: Hawaiin Shores, Vintage cream and spring Moss.


Best Wishes:
Stamps: A little Argyle, Life, Text Style II.
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring rain and Fresh snow.
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Rustic cream, Spring rain


Baby Card:
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Polka Dots II, Fancy Flourish.
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibuscus Burst.
Paper: Stampers Select White, Hibuscus Burst, Sweet blush.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dad..

Today after looking at the Senior Desing team memvers projects I had to create something, my favorite one is the one made by Lisa, such a beauty, the card I made is heavily inspired from her project. I keep thinking should I stamp more onto Terracotta Tiles cardstock or one image is enough? what do you think? appreciate your suggestions..


Thanks for Lookin!

Supplies (All PTI except noted)
Stamps: A Little Argyle, Life, Father knows best.
Ink: True Black, Terracotta Tiles, Fresh Snow.
Cardstock: Smoky Shadow, True Black, Terracotta Tiles, Kraft, Rustic Cream.