24 January 2017

CASology : Glisten

Hi there!

The new cue card at CASology this week is...


With English not being my first language, I will be totally honest to admit I had to 'investigate' the word to make sure I get this right. I had an idea... because the lyrics of Winter Wonderland came to mind ..."in the lane... snow is glistening..."

But I guess snow is not the only thing that can GLISTEN...

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    (of something wet or greasy) shine with a sparkling light.
    "his cheeks glistened with tears"

    synonyms:shine, sparkle, twinkle, glint, glitter, catch the light, glimmer, shimmer, glow, flicker, blink, wink, flash
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    a sparkling light reflected from something wet.
    "there was a glisten of perspiration across her top lip"

So  considering the season of romance... this is what I created for your inspiration:

This one needs a close up :)

... kissable? I think so!

I used the free file for the week (Silhouette store - I think it's still free for the remainder of today - Design ID #172738)

I removed the little heart at the bottom, and replace it with glistening lips from Miss Kate cuttables.
After cutting the lips, I was contemplating if I should use Glossy accents, or Wink of Stella to make them 'glisten'. I find that Glossy accents can be problematic if applied on a large are, making tiny bubbles and/or hardening the card stock. So I gave the WoS a big squeeze to achieve the effect I was aiming for... and I LOVE the way it turned out!

For more inspiration, please click the links below ↓

Sponsor: Poppy stamps

I can't wait to see how you will be inspired this week!

Thanks for visiting me today 💖


23 January 2017

My heart... belongs to you!

Hi there!

I love this time of the year on the cardmaking calender! Of all the shapes in the world, the ♥ is my favorite !

So here's my card(s) for today!

up close:

... and another:

a closer look:

Amazing how dressing up the same image differently can give total different effects!

This beautiful heart was a free download Bev from Uniko studio studio offered in the Simply cards & Papercraft magazine HERE. I love it and used it once before for THIS card.

I added a sentiment from miss Kate Cuttables (printed).

Design work done in the Silhouette studio. For both cards I used the print and cut function. For the first card I traced the image to get cutting lines, added a small offset before cutting it out with my cameo.
I also printed the stamp on the card base for added interest.

Coloring done with Promarkers.

Ok, so with the first card I am adding my link to the following challenges:

Muse card club  : Caseing Tracey's card, inspired by:

  • Heart image
  • Pink 
  • Layout
Uniko studio :  Anything goes, with the optional twist of LOVE.

CAS on Sunday : Hearts.

Second card:

Addicted to Stamps :  inspiration photo.


                                             For your blog

Thanks for looking!

Have a great day!


21 January 2017

A little note...

Hi there!

Happy Saturday to you!

5 in the afternoon here and our weekend in the UAE is almost something of the past. As you might or might not know, the working week starts on a Sunday and end on a Thursday, in this part of the world...

... But we had a great relaxing weekend, spending lots of time outdoors, with just enough time to make a card for a couple of my favorite challenges!

So, here it is:

Pretty Posies from Casual Friday stamps


Freshly made sketches ~ Sketch by Cindy ( a classic favorite layout )

CASual Fridays ~ Everything turns to gold.

Darnell's NBUS ~ With the optional twist of coloring on kraft.

I stamped the Pretty Posies (NBUS) from CASual Friday stamps with Versamark and gold embossed it.
I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color it and added the finishing touches of gold glitter washi tape and rhinestones.

             Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

That's it for today!

Hugs and thanks for looking!


19 January 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #205

Hi there !

Time for a new CAS(e) this sketch !

How are you going to interpret Chrissy's 'layer' inspired sketch? Be creative, or just add a layer or 2... or 3... ? I can't wait to see!

... up close:

I decided to ink up my NBUS Adore You set by Altenew.

I kept it simple by stamping the pretty flowers and leaves in red and black, leaving it uncolored.

Black ink: Versafine Onyx black.
Red : Ranger pigment ink - watermelon.

Also inspired by:

Just us girls  ~ Bobby's trend week: All over stamping


Darnell's ~ NBUS challenge (not taking on the additional option this time)


Thanks for looking!


17 January 2017

CASology : CUT

Hi there!

Happy Tuesday to you, and thank you for popping in to take a look at the card I created for this week's CASology Challenge!


The team is using dies supplied by our generous sponsor this week,  Stamplorations. Well everyone except me 😢 , because my die is either still on it's way, or the postman is making cards with my die!

You are welcome to interpret the cue card in any way and use any product. We can't wait to see where the inspiration will lead you!

Love card in black white & gold foil

Another angle:

Love card in black white & gold foil

... and up close:

Love card in black white & gold foil

I used Sizzix heart shaped dies in 2 different sizes.

The largest heart was stamped using one of the borders from the zigs & zags set {Casual-Fridays}

I had to stamp it 3 times to cover the complete surface of the heart. I used a heart shaped mask to create the shape. Stamped with Versafine, directly onto the card base to reduce the amount of layers.

I then added the smaller heart, cut from vellum, twice for added contrast.

Lastly added a tiny punched heart from gold glittered card stock.

The card was completed with a gold foiled sentiment (Miss Kate Cuttables - Valentine Word Set) and a tiny rhinestone.

For more inspiration, click the links listed ⇩

Guest designer: Anita

I was inspired by 2 other challenges:

The paper players ~ Black, white & one other color


Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join us this week !


16 January 2017

CAS Watercolor challenge... a reminder :)

Hi there!

I made this card to remind you that there is still time to join Bonnie & Loll's CAS watercolour challenge  with a snowflake theme!


Here it is :

up close:

The snowflakes were cut with my Silhouette cameo, and swooshed through watercolor (zigs spritzed with water on acetate)

After giving 3 octagon dies a very light color wash, I adhered the snowflakes to them, and positioned it diagonally on my card base with sentiment.
Added a tiny blue rhinestone to the center of each snowflake as final touch.

As always , feel welcome to download the sentiment for personal use:

I would like to play along in the following challenges:

Time out challenges ~ Winter (without the additional twist)


Curtain call challenge ~ Icicle

                  Grab Our Badge!                  

I hope to see you join the watercolor fun!

Hugs and thanks for visiting me today!


There is always time for tea

Hi there!

Just a quick hello with a card I made for the one layer challenge at Less is more this week.

The theme is : Your favorite drink/beverage !

With a lot of masking, stamping and stenciling I came up with this card:

Uniko studio : I love tea

A closer look:

Uniko studio : I love tea

The stamp set is from UNIKO, and is called I love tea.

Black stamping with Versafine.

Stenciling with:
  • Tide Pool
  • Orange Soda
  • Butter Bar
(Hero Arts)

Always a pleasant surprise when you remove the mask and see the result!

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great week.