Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #13 Mid Month Inspiration

Hey there! Hope you are having a great week. It's time for the mid month inspiration for the The Heart Desires Challenge #13 which runs through June 30.
Here's how I was inspired by the inspiration image
I was drawn to the green, red and black color combo. I've heat embossed the Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp in black and then loosely watercolored in red and green. 

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Hop on over to the Heart Desires Blog to participate, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge Mid Month Inspiration

Hello everyone! I'm back with the mid month inspiration for the Stamplorations CAS Challenge and the theme for the month is
Anything CAS going with the optional twist being to use a masculine color. Remember as always
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
My card features the Houses - The Bee's Knees and the Noteworthy 2 stamps.  I stamped the houses on watercolor paper with Distress Oxide inks and spread the ink with some water.
Visit the Stamplorations blog to participate.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #13

Hello everyone! The Heart Desires Challenge completes a year this month, yohoo!! It's time for challenge #13. Here's the theme for this month
Love those gorgeous greens!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
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Over to my card. I wanted to make a card like this the moment I saw the Happy Day stampset from Waffle Flower Crafts
I masked out the stamped image and watercolored the background. I really like how this turned out. Hop on over to the Heart Desires blog to play along.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Can you believe it's June already! The year is flying by so fast!! Today I'm sharing a CAS card that I made for the Stamplorations June CAS Challenge. The theme for the month is
Anything CAS going with the optional twist being to use a masculine color. Remember as always
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

 I had a blast making this one layer CAS card. I started off by masking a portion of the ship for the waves and then went on to mask the ship and the waves to add the sun at the back. I hope I have not gone over board with all the masking! I used distress oxide inks, I so love them, they make ink blending so easy!
The ship is from the gorgeous True North Stamp set and the sentiment is from the Noteworthy 2 Stamp set.
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to participate. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stamplorations May CAS Challenge Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hey there everyone! Today I am sharing my inspiration for the Stamplorations May CAS Challenge. I am super excited to be guest Designing at Stamplorations! Here's the theme for this month's Challenge.
Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
Now onto my card...
Please do hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to play along!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Heart Desire Challenge #12 Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone! I'm back with another inspiration post for the Heart Desires Challenge #12. Here's this month's moodboard for your inspiration.

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!


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Here's my take on the mood board.
Do join us at the Heart Desires Blog to play along and check amazing inspiration by the rest of the Design Team.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stamplorations May CAS Challenge

Hey there everyone! Today I am sharing my inspiration for the Stamplorations May CAS Challenge. I am super excited to be guest Designing at Stamplorations! Here's the theme for this month's Challenge.
Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
Now onto my card...
I created the masked background with Distress Oxide inks, the stamps are from the beautiful True North Stamp set.
Please do hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to play along!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #12

Hello everyone! I'm back with another inspiration post for the Heart Desires Challenge #12. Here's this month's moodboard for your inspiration.

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Here's my take on the mood board.
I used one of my favorite Altenew stamps for this watercolor card. The sentiment is from Waffle Flower Crafts.
Do join us at the Heart Desires Blog to play along and check amazing inspiration by the rest of the Design Team.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #16 Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be Guest Designing for the Stamplorations CAS Challenge. Here's my second card for this month's challenge.
This month's optional color twist is Any Pastel Color.
You can ofcourse enter a CAS card even if you don't use any pastel color. You can  link up to 3 CAS cards. Non-STAMPlorations products are OK. 
Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks.
For my card, I first created the background using cracked pistachio distress oxide ink. I then stamped the lotus from the Lotus Love stamp set and colored it with color pencils. Finally stamped the stem and leaves.
I stamped the sentiment in gray as I thought black ink would look too harsh.
I hope you like my card, please hop on over to the Stamplorations blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT.

The Heart Desires Mid Challenge Inspiration #11

Hello everyone! I'm back with the mid month inspiration for the The Heart Desires Challenge #11
Lots of possibilities with our board--love it! You have until April 30 to join in the fun!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!


#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore 

Here's my take on the moodboard.

Coloring on Kraft cardstock with color pencils was so much fun! I just love the My Favorite Nut stamp set from Neat and Tangled, it is such a delight to color!

Hop along to the Heart Desires blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #16 Challenge

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be Guest Designing for the Stamplorations CAS Challenge. This is my first card for the challenge.
This month's optional color twist is Any Pastel Color.
You can ofcourse enter a CAS card even if you don't use any pastel color. 
I chose pale yellow as my pastel color. I first stamped the Large Happy Sunflower with Fossilized Amber Distress oxide ink, then I masked out the sunflower and added Fossilized Amber Distress oxide ink around the edges.
I stamped the sentiment in gray as I thought black ink would look too harsh.
I hope you like my card, please hop on over to the Stamplorations blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #11

Hello everyone! Can you believe it's April already! We have the perfect spring inspired moodboard at the Heart Desires blog this month.
Lots of possibilities with our board--love it! You have until April 30 to join in the fun!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!


#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore 

Here's my take on the moodboard.
I was inspired by the beautiful spring blooms. I've tried some noline watercoloring. Hop along to the Heart Desires blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #10

Hello everyone! I'm back with inspiration from The Heart Desires Challenge #10. I just love, love, love this month's moodboard! I have already made 2 cards inspired by it and can think of so many more to make!

The colors are just gorgeous and they go so well together! Love those geometrical shapes too, not to mention the map background! I'm you'll find the moodboard equally inspiring!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Neat and tangled
Now over to my card. I loved the map background in the moodboard so I die-cut patterned paper with a map on it. I first sprayed repositionable adhesive at the back of the patterned paper and stuck it onto white cardstock. I then die-cut the panel with the Neat and Tangled Hexstar Cover Plate and peeled off the hexstar pattern, leaving behind the remaining patterned paper pieces sticking onto the white cardstock backing.
The cute girl and teddy are stamped on Strathmore Watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
I hope you like my card. Do hop on over to the Heart Desires Blog for more amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid Challenge inspiration



Hello everyone! Welcome to the Heart Desire Challenge #9 mid challenge inspiration. Here's this month's mood board.

Isn't it just gorgeous? I just love those colors and patterns, reminds me of spring. Those cute stuffed animals, the fun patterns, flowers, colors, hearts, geometrics--there are so many ways to be inspired by our board this month. Come play along!


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Here's what I came up with.
#mftstamps bunny card
The cute bunnies were a pleasure to color!
I look forward to seeing your creations inspired by this month's mood board....so please hop on over to the Heart Desires Blog and play along!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #9

Can you believe it's February already! We are back with another challenge at The Heart Desires blog and we have another super gorgeous inspiration image for you.
I decided to use the colors from the image, I made a one layer card using the Peony Bouquet set from Altenew.
We would love for you to join in on the fun! Here's the link to the Challenge #9

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Let's Meet for Coffee soon...

Hey there! Just poppin in to share my second inspiration card for The Heart Desires Challenge #8.altenew coffee watercolor card
I created the background with Salty Ocean distress ink. I stamped the coffee cups and pitcher on strathmore watercolor paper and colored them in blue with Zig Clean Clear Real brush markers. I added some gold details with a metallic gold marker.
altenew coffee card

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