Friday 30 July 2021

Deep underwater scene!

 Hello everyone!

Happy Saturday!

I absolutely love summer and underwater theme cards and made my own background! Are you ready to make it with me?

I have created a deep underwater background themed card combining different stamp sets and have a lot of details. I just love coral reefs from Tropical Scenes so much that I can't stop creating this ocean scene!

I am in Top 3! Yayyyy!

It is a little big size card because it gave me a bit more space to work with. Firstly I blended some DI on a watercoloured sheet in a circular motion using a foam blending brush. Then die cutting a scalloped border rectangle frame out of this background.

Then stamped a shark, watercoloured it, added some dots to its body for some interest and fussy cut it.

Then I hand-painted directly some coral reefs, plants, starfish, seaweeds and sun rays in the water using acrylic paints to my background panel.  

 I added a cluster of small fishes in the deep water to the sunrays. A sea horse is stamped and heat embossed in white EP, watercoloured. I stamped some fish on a white CS and fussy cut them.

I handpainted a jellyfish in the end too!

Now arranged them all to create my scene in deep water. Added some dots for more interest. 

Added that scalloped frame which I made a stack of 4 in all for some dimension and added a sentiment in black.

Some close-ups:

I hope you like my underwater scene card and are inspired to create for the Cut It Up Challenge!

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstock: watercoloured white CS

Stamps: You are so jaw-some stamp set from Craftyscrappers; underwater animals from Itsy Bitsy(retired); Mermaid stamp set from Mudra

Die: scalloped rectangle frames from Die cuts and more

Distress inks: tumbled glass, broken china, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, picket fence, hickory smoke

Archival ink: jet black and vibrant fuchsia

Acrylic colours: ultra white, ultramarine blue, orange, deep purple, sap green from Fevicryl

Blended brushes

acrylic block

Would love to join some fun challenges: inspired by summery colors and ocean beach

Thursday 29 July 2021

Winter fun with polar friends at Antarctica!

 Hello friends!

Happy Friday!

Yesterday I got to work with this nice stamp set Polar bear fun from Poppy stamps and combined it with another stamp set cute animals too and fun with Zig watercolour brushes!

I went for a clean and simple card with a lot of white space.

 Firstly I created an icy scene in the background to really flesh out the arctic home they live in and roughly drew an ice flow to sit my cute seal and slightly watercoloured the backgrounds with snow bergs. I stamped the cute baby polar bear and watercoloured too with some fishes in the cold water in Antarctica. And fussy cut the whole scene for more interest and dimension.

The funny seal is a critter that I stamped and coloured the little sweater in the traditional festive red colour with my Zigs and fussy cut. 

Stamped the sentiment and created some snowfall too using a white gel pen. I placed my seal image with dimension on my finished card to stand out a bit more.
I really have fun making this card. Hope you like it!
Happy crafting! 

Supply List

Cardstock: whisper white

Stamps: Polar bear fun from Poppy stamps; Cute animals from Itsy Bitsy (retired); sentiment is from Penguin Stamp set HOTP

ZIG watercolour brushes: carmine red, wine red, orange, brown, mid-brown, light blue, cobalt blue, blue, black, light grey

Archival inks: jet black and hickory smoke

white gel pen

Would love to join these fun challenges:

Monday 26 July 2021

Christmas in July!

 Hello to all!

Happy Tuesday!

Who doesn't love Christmas cards for gifting someone, so most of the challenge themes inspired me to make Christmas cards early!

Here is my first slimline card!

I started by die cutting my own base for a slimline card using a scalloped border die out of the white sheet. I created my own background using two different sizes of beautiful poinsettias from different stamp sets. I stamped the flowers in archival ink and watercoloured them. added some leaves as shown in the pic.

Using a foliage stencil I applied DI.

Now added some white splatters and a sentiment. But the sentiment ink little bleed as shown in the pic below.

So I stamped the sentiment again on an angled strip, added with dimension.

For the final touch added some half pearls at the centre of my flowers. 
Hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstocks: Whisper white and bottle Green CS

Stamps:  Poinsettia peace from Poppy stamps; Poinsettia from Peekaboo designs; Most wonderful stamp set from Uniko

Dies: Stitched scallop edges from Die-namics; Stitched borders from Lawn Fawn

Stencil: Winter Foilage from Uniko

Distress Inks:  carved pumpkin, twisted citron, mowed lawn, lucky clover

Archival Ink: Vibrant fuchsia

Dye Ink: black Licorice from Lawn Fawn

Zig watercolour brushes: wine red and pink

Half pearls: gold in various sizes

Acrylic Chalk Paint: Buttercream from Little Birdie

Would love to enter into the following fun challenges:

Tuesday 20 July 2021

You are so charming!


Happy Wednesday!

Time for another challenge with a theme on Movies at Cut It Up Challenges! I have created this cute Dino card inspired by the movie "The Good Dinosaur".

I am the winner here:

In Top 3:

On a circle die-cut shape  I created a sunrise scene with hills, clouds and sandy ground using 3 different stencils as shown in the pic below. Love the summery feel and effect I got on it!

The cute dino is stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut. Added some details with a white gel pen.

Die-cut some palm trees and watercolored them too.

Arranged the scene with some dimension and interest. The sentiment is heat embossed on a turquoise angled strip.

Added some dew drops as an embellishment.

Happy crafting!

Supply list
Cardstocks: Snippets of whisper white and turquoise CS
Stamps: Cute Animals set from Itsy Bitsy( retired now); sentiment is from Lawn Fawn set Critters forever
Dies: scalloped stitched circles from Die cuts and more, circle die from WRMK and Paradise palms from Spellbinders
Stencils: Sunburst from Craftyscrappers; Mini Mountain View from TCS; cloud stencil hand die-cut by me
ZIG watercolour brushes
Distress inks: Tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, bundled sage, forest moss, mowed lawn, lucky clover, vintage photo
Memento ink: Peanut brittle
Archival ink: Jet Black
Embossing powder: white puff twinkle from Wow
Dewdrops: Little birdie
Blending brushes from Itsy Bitsy

Would love to join in these fun challenges: inspired by summery sky in the second pic at the beach

Thursday 8 July 2021

Rocker Nautical card!

Hello friends!

Happy Friday!

 I made a Rocker Nautical card the first time and I pretty much love it! Something different from my usual style. It was a super fun project to create!

I missing my ocean trips for the last two years and this card feels like a trip to the ocean, relax in a hammock and stare at the boats at the sea:) A real treat!

I am the winner here:

I started by cutting some stitched circle shapes. Then die cut a splash border out of the white circle die and one from a patterned paper sheet.

Then die cut some triangles out of a white CS and PP to create my nautical boat shape. Die-cut a lighthouse and watercolored it.

Now added some flying sea birds, an anchor and more sea boat embellishments as shown in the pic. Added a die-cut word Explore with some coastal elements like seashells, starfishes and rhinestones too.

Hope you enjoyed this nautical project!

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstock: Whisper White CS

Pattern Papers: Naturals Paper pack from Papericious, Songs of the Sea Paper Pack from Little Birdie

Dies: Big splash border and Stitched circle layers from Memory Box; Seaside lighthouse set from Poppy stamps; Lote set from Sizzix; Explore from Kaisercraft Travel die set

Stamp: Coastal set from Inkadinkadoo

ZIG watercolor brush; Navy Blue

Dye inks:  summer sky and Danube blue from Memento

Twine: grey from American Crafts

Would love to join these fun challenges:

Friday 2 July 2021

Hello gorgeous!

 Hello to all!

It's very hot and humid today and wish some rain here soon......... and it's raining now!

Time to hit the beach, take a vacation and spend some relaxing time or create a summery card like this one!! I made a splashing puddle fun card with a pair of gorgeous Flamingoes with a water theme!

I cut the splashing puddles background in white and blended some distress inks for raining and splashing.

Die cut a pair of Flamingoes in white and inked them in shades of pink, added black color to the beak and eyes.

Just cut the more bottom rings and some rain puddles to add to my scene. Stamp the sentiment on the card.

Added the scalloped border with dimension.  Added the flamingoes with foam pads for dimension and stand in the water. Stamped some ripples in the water.

Ooh La la... look at those water splashes with gorgeous flamingoes. Made me think of a vacation for a beach trip at this hot summer season!

Happy crafting!

Supply list

Cardstocks: white CS

Stamps: Sentiment- Color Layering Flamingo set from Hero Arts 

Dies: Splashing Puddles from Memory Box; Flamingo Mini Die from X- cut; Scalloped border rectangles from Die Cuts and More

Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, salty ocean, tumbled glass blueprint sketch, Picked raspberry and Victorian velvet

Blenders: Round Ink Blender and Mini Brush Blender from Itsy Bitsy

Dye Inks: Black Licorice from Lawn Fawn


Would love to join these fun challenges: