May 31, 2008

AFSS19 - A clear challenge

Here's my entry for Allison's AFSS19 challenge. Recently during our summer cleaning (yes we didn't get time to do that during spring!), my DH found some transparencies that he didn't need and I got them all for myself! When I read about this challenge, I "clearly" saw a way to use them! Initially I wanted to make the acetate card, but I think my transparencies were too thin to be used for that purpose. So instead I just used them for the outer cover. The photos are not very enlightening, I was not able to capture what I'd done. I applied a beautiful rub-on that was sent to me by Allison (you can see the picture here) on the acetate cover such that it would form a border around the flower stamped on the CS. Then I stamped "Best Wishes" on the bottom of the acetate so that it would get the background of the DP on the CS. So it looks as it's a ribbon with a sentiment. I also doodled some flowers with a glitter pen on the transparency.



May 26, 2008

Nicola's sketch challenge #10

This card is for Nicola's sketch challenge #10. The sketch is fabulous DSC00238if you've a focal figure but my problem was that I didn't have one! So at one point I almost thought that there's nothing I can make for this challenge. Finally I think it was the love for the Tilda images that got me going.

I used my new possession Red stardust pen to color in the stamped image and it looks beautiful IRL. With this coloring I realized that even a mono-colored image can look nice.

May 20, 2008

My first blog candy!!!

Here's a glance at my first blog candy that generous Allison sent!


It's AWESOME! There's ribbon and lots of it, a stamp set, some beautiful rub-ons, gorgeous metallic stickers, some beads (or are they dew drops? Never seen dew drops so I don't know) and Girls of the world cutouts! I'm soooo impatient to start using them. Look at the beautiful card she sent. Thank you so much Allison!

May 17, 2008

Two in one

This card serves two challenges:DSC00177

  • Allison's challenge: AFSS17
  • Ismaki sketch Challenge: #19

I'm a little lazy to stitch and not too good at it so I gave a faux stitching look using a green glitter pen. The glitter looks real good IRL.

  • Stamp: Lizzie Anne Design's Jolies Fleur
  • DCWV CS and PP
  • Green glitter pen, stazon black ink

May 11, 2008

SCS "Long Tall Sally" challenge

Ok so I made another card for the challenge as my previous card didn't adhere to the restrictions. I guess I need to buy the embossing buddy as I use the embossing detail powder and some of it always remains in the background :(. Whenever I look at this card, for some reason I always feel that this design would lend well to an Indian wedding card! Here's the link to the challenge.


  • Stamps: LAD's Jolies Fleur
  • Nestabilities classic and scalloped circle
  • Silver detail embossing powder, marvy heat tool, top boss embossing ink.

Father's day card

I started this card with two aims: one to make a Father's day card DSC00171  (hence the brown theme) and to enter this into the SCS tall card challenge. I fulfilled the first aim but not the second one. While making it I got so engrossed that I forgot one of the restrictions of the challenge which was to not use a DP! I'm happy with the way it turned out. Maybe it's a little girly but then it's from a daughter to a father so it ought to be girly :).

It's a 8.5 X 4 inch card. The flower has a pop-out.

  • Stamp: LAD's Jolies Fleur
  • CS and DP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils and OMS
  • Nestabilities classic and scalloped circle, "Victorian" shape scissors

May 3, 2008

Scalloped circle card - a question for nestabilities pros

What's the point of having nestabilities and not making a scalloped circle card?!?! So here I am! I do have a question though - I couldn't get the nestabilities to cut the 2 layers perfectly with my BigShot. I'd to repeatedly insert the sandwich. If anybody has had any experience with it then please advice me.

Once again I used my glitter glue on this and was very happy with the result.

  • Stamp: LAD Jolies Fleur
  • Scalloped and classic circle nestabilities, prismacolor pencils and OMS, grosgrain ribbon, glitter glue, tacky glue.

Papertake weekly challenge: Elegant embossing

Okay I agree that my work in this card is not very neat but I like the way it turned out (except for the silver spots here and there). This is just my second attempt at embossing and it is much closer to what I expect from embossing than my first attempt. So I think with more and more practice I'll get there! Then I read about Papertake's challenge on embossing and I thought to myself it's the perfect opportunity to use this card!
  • Stamp: LAD's Jolies Fleur
  • Silver embossing detail powder and marvy heat gun
  • white satin ribbon, tacky glue

Stamped background for AFSS15

Allison has a Background stamps challenge which I thought I would participate in. Well, I didn't have any background stamps so I decided to use my usual stamps to make a background. I simply love this stamp set from LAD: Jolies Fleur. It is so versatile! The design is inspired from this card.

As usual I've left the top strip blank for the sentiment. I wonder if you can see the glitter. I'd been thinking of getting the stickles and in the meantime I've these glitter glues that I thought I could use. They don't look that bad actually. The paper has an orange peel texture so it looks really nice in RL.
  • Stamp: Jolies Fleur (Lizzie Anne Design)
  • Stazon black ink, prismacolor pencils and OMS, glitter glue, white satin ribbon, tacky glue.