Thursday, February 27, 2014

Letterpress Stationary

 I love the look of letterpress, it always takes ordinary stationary to the next level .... add a touch of gold and you have something you might find at a high end boutique!

These are so easy to make at home, I guess I should warn you these are addictive, once you start..hard to stop.. almost like chocolates!

For a complete list of supplies and stepped out pictures stop by the Niji blog.

Edited : Looks like I was not too clear about the Letterpress part of the post, so here is some info about the Letterpress kit I's the L letterpress kit by lifestyle crafts. I have the starter kit which comes with the platform, ink and some plates. I do not have the Epic 6 machine, but Big Shot works equally well with the platform. The thank you sentiment was part of the starter kit . Here is a link to a blog I found which has lots of info about how to use this kit . Hope that helps.

Also some earlier posts  where I have used this kit and  some other pressing and here 

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Always in my thoughts...

Another floral card for you today!

I have used an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion and colored over it using Spectrum Noir markers.

......a closer look at the this folder!

Crafter's Companion stamps- Fairyopolis-Summer ( butterfly), Crisalis Classics-The rehearsal,
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder- Darice-Large Daisy
Spectrum Noir -LY1,LY2,LY3,DG2,DG3, Black, EB7.

Don't forget to stop by our CC Facebook  page for week long inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

 It's time for the Papertrey Ink Feb 2014 blog hop and this month's inspiration is Spring!

 I was inspired by the butterflies in the bottom left corner of the picture. I stamped the butterfly from PTI Happy Trails using watercolor .

A closer look...

......will keep this post short and get hopping !

Sharing with Keep It Simple challenge #34-things with wings

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Monday, February 24, 2014


 Papertrey Ink's current Make it Monday#153  is about watercoloring and when watercolor and challenge are mentioned together ..I got to play !

I have used the ombre technique before.. here, here and here ...some I have embossed and washed over and some stamped a sentiment over the wash, either way they always look good. Today I thought of revisiting the embossed version shown by Dawn McVey. She  has a lovely video on background wash and embossed sentiments  and here is my take..I applied a wash over the embossed sentiments and once that was dry,  stamped the florals for some added interest.

Stamps- PTI-Year of flowers, Meadow Greens .

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great week ahead!



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wedding Day

 It's Friday and I don't have a CAS-ual Fridays post today...sad.....!
.............but I have a happy wedding day card for a friend's daughter!

Some simple watercoloring using  a cling by Inkadinkado-on your wedding day set and the sentiment is by PTI-Fancy folk art.

Sharing with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anniversary /wedding

 Here is a closer look....

 Some diamond stickles for some sparkle....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend !


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Forever Friends

A quick and simple card today using some lovely stamps by Crafter's Companion . It's been colored with Spectrum Noir markers with a hint of watercolor for the background.

 Recently, I got accredited by Spectrum Noir and you can see the lovely colorist blinkie on the side bar of my blog! It was easy to practice with the wonderful tutorials provided by SN. If you are considering taking the test , then you should definitely check out all the wonderful downloads and tutorials over at Spectrum Noir. If I can do it then you can too..the last time I gave a test was for my Master's degree and that, I must tell you that was a loonng time ago..! To say I was nervous would be an understatement!. I kept all ten fingers and toes crossed and kept checking my mail ..until I saw "Congratu.....",.in my inbox! It was  easy and fun and I learned a lot!

For more inspiration check out the CC Facebook page . The DT shares some awesome work all week long!

A closer look...

Stamps- Crafter's Companion-
Sheena-A little bit Scenic-French 50's Cafe, Crisalis Classics-The rehearsal. 
Spectrum Noir- CR3,CR5.CR6,CR7,FS2,FS4,FS6,TN3,TN4,TN5,BT4

Thanks so  much for stopping by today!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

So long..farewell...CAS-ual Fridays

It's Friday and I am so used to writing a post  announcing the latest challenge over at CAS-ual Friday's but sadly this would be my last project for CFC.

CAS-ual Fridays will always remain very close to me. Ever since I started blogging, I have been a part of CFC. From being a challenge winner to a guest designer to a Girl Friday, was a wonderful journey. I happily signed up for  6 months and went on for a year !

Thank You Michele for this awesome will forever be  in my heart!
So long ..farewell..... CAS-ual Fridays!

This weeks challenge is about farewell cards which are sized differently like 2x4 , 4x6..The orchid stamp  and the sentiment is by Clearly Besotted .

We have CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sponsoring the prize this week!

a closer look....

Stop by CFC for more inspiration by the rest of the DT..see you there!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


... second post for today, for my Crafter's Companion post scroll down or click here-Magnolia.

Yesterday as I stood by the window overlooking our garden, I could not but remember how it used to be filled with bright yellow day lilies all summer long!

The winter this year has dumped so much snow, I have barely seen the ground in the last couple of months! Dark grey days like these truly inspire me to paint something bright and cheery and colorful.

Here are some lilies for you...

Stop by the Niji Blog for stepped out pictures and a supply list .
 a closer look...

Spring is right around the corner and very soon these lilies will be blooming, until then let's paint some!



Hello everyone! we go through a harsh, cold winter, I am perking myself up with  flowers that remind me of Spring. I have a lovely fragrant sweet magnolia for you!

The last time I shared some with you all, they were purple/pink, but this time I went with the more commonly found white. The Magnolia is by Crafter's Companion -Sheena's A little bit floral- Magnolia set. It was colored using watercolors .

A closer look......

For more inspiration check out the CC Facebook page . The DT shares some awesome work all week.

sentiment by PTI

Thanks so  much for stopping by today!

Standby for some watercolor lilies.. coming up later today!


Monday, February 10, 2014


 Sharing a card I made for the PTI anniversary celebrations.
 ........a card with a large word as the focal point.

 Have used PTI - Sending my love set for the sentiment and the tiny roses are from The Sweet Life set. I die cut the large ' Love' from pink patterned paper and overlaid it  on the sentiment.

 a closer look.....

Sharing with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-we love stamps.

 A short and quick to run errands!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Hold onto one another....

Joining PTI Anniversary celebrations-timer challenge . We have 7 mins to grab 7 supplies and create a card in 17 mins..ufff..typing that is making me nervous!
......nope... I can do it.. .I can do it..I can.... !

 Ok so I grabbed my PTI -year of flowers collection and Fancy Folk art set, brush,watercolors, paper and ink. Stamped and colored and stamped sentiment ..done in a total of 14 mins and 22 secs.

In fact it was done around 11 mins but  it took me 3 mins just to dry it since I did not get my heat tool out in the allotted 7 mins! So had to hold it in my hands and  frantically wave ! Good thing I started from the right and moved to the left , so it was dry enough to stamp the sentiment. It was fun though!

A closer look....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Life Is Beautiful !

 Joining  Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebrations with a floral card today. They have seven sketches and 7 color recipes  to choose from !

 I chose this color combo..

 and this sketch..

I have used PTI-The Sweet Life set and stamped the images using watercolor. The last time I used this technique, I received a couple of queries on how I stamp with is  pic for you..I just brush on some paint onto the stamp ....

a closer look...

 Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gentle Moments

Sharing a card using a lovely stamp by Crafter's Companion. I had never done a fairy before and after seeing this stamp set, have simply fallen in love with it. The possibilities are endless with this set!

I had always seen paintings of fairies sitting on a mushroom and so wanted to recreate that ! The image has been colored using Spectrum Noir markers and the background is watercolored.

CC stamps- Fairyopolis Summer, Crisalis Classics-Gentle moments
Spectrum Noir - DG1,DG2,DG3, EB1,EB2,TN2,PL1,PL2,PL3
Watercolor background.

a closer look ...

The DT shares a new project every day of the week, so don't forget to stop by the CC facebook page for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today.



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