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Papertrey Princess Challenge!

This may have to be the perfect time for me to get my hands back into the cardmaking thaaaang. If you remember my last post which was all the way back from April, I had been making cards for cancer survivors — well that was all done with the help of dearest Euna, who helped me a fair bit with the number of cards sent to the Cancer Society. She’s currently on medical elective out somewhere on an island in the Pacific- Cook Islands! I have never even heard of the place before she mentioned it; girl’s got guts and a big heart and is sharing her adventures on her travel blog right here. Go and smother her with tropical humidity some comment love!

Anyway… I have just returned home yesterday from a vacation to Australia and had no idea I was next on the challenge hosting until the day before…. So here’s what I’m issuing to all the lovely Papertrey Princesses who may want to take part:

Make Your Own 3D Elements and/or No Sentiment card!!!

I know, you guys must be thinking “she’s crazy” but on account of the fact that I currently am on holiday from a holiday and down with a cold, pretty please bear with my empty cranium and indulge (or ignore) me 😀 Oh and a warning… I got really lazy so I just whipped out my phone and took a picture. Yes, I’ve gone that far…

This is super inspired by a very talented cardmaker whose blog and name escapes me at the moment because I can be a huge dummy like that. She makes lots of flowers and wreaths, landscape-y cards with a stylus tool and this particular design of a card I pretty much CASE-d from her. I would love to give her credit for it so if anyone knows who I am talking about please give me a shout!

I don’t own a stylus but I used the end of a make up brush as one to shape the foliage and flowers on my ‘stamping mat’ AKA craft foam. Don’t do this unless you are ready to wreck the foam, just a warning! Use your mousepad (if it is inexpensive :P)… Anyway the challenge ahem is to use your own 3D elements! Use a rolled rose die, crunch up some crepe paper or even just make a die cut pop with some foam tape! Oooorrr.. if you hate that idea just make a blank card with no sentiments that can be for any occasion! If you are feeling mighty adventurous, do both the 3D and the sentiment-less card… Who knows when you will need a card for something that crops up suddenly when you don’t feel like making anything: just stamp whatever sentiment and VOILA!

You don’t need to be a Papertrey Princess to join this challenge but if you play along or read this, do link up so I can visit you too!

xx Steph

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Stephinka’s Adventures with Copics Part 2…

Just a short post to show you something that I have coloured for the TTC11 Touch Twin Marker Challenge. My first card for the challenge can be viewed here.

On a similar card base I coloured the same cat stamp from the same Market Street Stamps Cool Cats set.

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Please excuse the poor colouring, I’m still very very new to using my Copics!

And that’s all for my post… I’m falling asleep at the keyboard LOL. If you have any tips/tricks about colouring with Copics please comment and share! Goodnight! xxStephinka

A Card Just to Say Hello!

Hello again! My second post today also follows the colourQ challenge like my previous card!

And is also based on this sketch:

So here is my second card…

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The hearts I used here are from the leftovers of the hearts die cut from my last card here 😀 The pink flourishes are cut with My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish die, which I just love!! It’s so dainty 🙂 The cream flourishes are cut from Papertrey Ink’s Fancy Flourishes dies.

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I remembered to use some foam tape for added dimension this time *laughs* Even the white mat all the elements are on has foam tape underneath to pop from the card base! I’m just loving that effect. ‘Just Saying Hello’ is from the Hero Arts ‘Truly Appreciated’ clear stamp set (disclaimer: this is not an affiliate link). I just bought it and I think I’ll be reaching for it often for its larger-sized sentiments!

Before I go I’d just like to show everyone my Valentine’s flowers from my boyfriend, who somehow managed to send me roses from Australia. They are delivered by a local florist here in Singapore and I got them two days after Valentine’s Day but it’s still so very sweet!

This is actually the first time a boyfriend has ever given me flowers for Valentine’s Day so yes, I am actually pretty stoked LOL!! Thank you for the flowers Elliot, I love you 🙂 x

And that is all for today, I’m still working on cleaning up my room and reorganising my dies and stamps – a huge task to undertake! I didn’t know I had *that* much! But I know once they get organised I will reach for the unused ones more. Thank you for visiting my blog!  xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
colourQ – challenge #124
Cardabilities – Sketch #49 Valentines Day Reveal
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge Blog – Challenge 21 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog – Challenge #20, CAS, must Include a SENTIMENT

Under the Weather?

Sharing a ‘feel better soon’ card- we all need a get well card and usually it’s hard to have a card ready for that immediately so I thought it was a great idea to do a challenge for one. Now I have a get well card at the ready! Also, I’m following a colourQ challenge:

And I also based the creation of my card on a sketch I found…

Without further ado…. Here’s my card!

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I used Papertrey Ink’s Limitless Layers in two of their available sizes to make both the ‘cool caribbean’ colour and the ‘pretty in pink’. The diecut of those hearts were made with my Silhouette Cameo! Love that thing and need to use it more often!

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And another favourite die of mine from Papertrey Ink is the double ended banners one- which I embossed with PTI Sunshine impression plate and then stamped with a Feel Better Soon sentiment from Paper Smooches Stamps set ‘Healthy Vibes’ 🙂 Finished the card with a Stampin Up border punch- I don’t know what it’s called but I like that the scallops/lace looks simple enough to still be able to make this card appropriate to give to a guy/boy who is ill.

Thanks for visiting! I am trying to keep up with replying to comments- I read every one of them but don’t always have the time to reply. Know that I still love you all though! Hope everyone is having a good day! 😀 xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
colourQ – challenge #124
Cardabilities – Sketch #49 Valentines Day Reveal
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge Blog – Challenge 21 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog – PTT #55-Get Well Wishes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog – Challenge #20, CAS, must Include a SENTIMENT

Flowers in the Window Part 2

If you noticed an earlier post from today featuring the two cards here, that was a dedicated post for just one challenge that required me to show them two together. I decided to separately post the two cards for other challenges!

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The pockets were die cut from waxed paper using PTI’s Seed Packet Die and had the tops chopped off with a PTI die (forgot the actual name but it’s supposed to mimic the look of pinking shears) so that they looked like mini glassine bags! I thought it looked a little gray so I have unintentionally created something to complete a colour challenge from CR84FN:

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I stamped the shipping tag pull out with some flowers from the same Hero Arts set and added a heart with some foam dimensionals for extra fun! Plus, now I’ve met requirements for Make My Monday’s Hearts and Flowers challenge!

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To meet requirements for the Sundae Bar challenge over at Paper Sundaes challenge blog, I added pearls to both of the cards and they both have cream! So that’s three ‘toppings’ I met: Pearls, Cream, Distressed! Yay! Actually, this is also some sort of blue, isn’t it? Won’t that make me meet all four toppings? ^_^;

Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – Sundae Bar
Make My Monday – Week 36 Hearts and Flowers
CR84FN Color Challenge – CR84FN48 Chartreuse, Gray and Lavender

Flowers in the Window Part 1

If you noticed an earlier post from today featuring the two cards here, that was a dedicated post for just one challenge that required me to show them two together. I decided to separately post the two cards for other challenges!

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The pockets were die cut from waxed paper using PTI’s Seed Packet Die and had the tops chopped off with a PTI die (forgot the actual name but it’s supposed to mimic the look of pinking shears) so that they looked like mini glassine bags!

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I stamped the shipping tag pull out with some flowers from the same Hero Arts set and added a heart with some foam dimensionals for extra fun! Plus, now I’ve met requirements for Make My Monday’s Hearts and Flowers challenge!

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To meet requirements for the Sundae Bar challenge over at Paper Sundaes challenge blog, I added pearls to both of the cards and they both have cream! So that’s three ‘toppings’ I met: Pearls, Cream, Distressed! Yay!

Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – Sundae Bar
Make My Monday – Week 36 Hearts and Flowers
Crafter’s Companion – Challenge 21 Anything Goes

Memento marker stamping and lots of florals!

I have two cards here to share with you all today! And they are the same, just different colours to meet the challenge criteria for the City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge to make ‘A Perfect Pair’! I will be reposting these cards to enter for other challenges and this is a dedicated post just for my City Crafter Challenge.

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The flower and leaves stamps are from Hero Arts, and I had to hand cut them for these cards. Before I did that, I coloured the stamp itself with Memento waterbased markers and spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls Mist so it is a wee bit shimmery but only when you look up close!

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The pockets were die cut from waxed paper using PTI’s Seed Packet Die and had the tops chopped off with a PTI die (forgot the actual name but it’s supposed to mimic the look of pinking shears) so that they looked like mini glassine bags!

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Adhered the ‘glassine’ pockets to the two different colour mats and attached them to a cream card base which was then distressed with some PTI Vintage Touch dye ink..

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I used shipping tags for the ‘pull out’ and stamped the smallest flowers from the same HA stamp set

Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka

Another Mellow Summer

Hey everyone! Just a really quick post today 🙂

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A few weeks back I sold my unloved set of Everyday Button Bits to my stamping friend from NZ, Euna. And then I started to regret it!!! So I bought another set off someone else and decided this time I need to use it, and here I am with this very CAS card 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

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Thanks for visiting! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
Just Us Girls Challenge – #123 Technique
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog – Clean and Simple
Our Creative Corner – Best Friend

Another Masculine Handmade Card :D

Hey everyone! My second card for today, and also the second one for the Play Date Cafe Challenge, so if you want to see my first one please click over here 🙂

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This handmade card I also thought to ‘target’ towards guys, from young boys to boy friends or boyfriends, to husbands, to dads and grand dads! It’s blue and yet has a bright yellow to it, which I like.. Masculine cards don’t always have to be dull colours, right? 😀

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Tip: Don’t have matching buttons for the colours you are using? I have a tip that I just made up today LOL! First, you need a Copic marker (or any other permanent market) that matchs or coordinates with the ink colour, a white/cream button, clear embossing powder (fine grain!) and a heat gun.

1. Colour button with marker, if it has grooves/designs you don’t have to get into all the nooks and crannies.
2. Allow to dry for, in my case, like 20 seconds because I have no patience LOL – I found that with Copics, even after it has dried, it still feels tacky on the button; I suppose it’s because it’s not made really for colouring on plastic.
3. Dump button into the clear embossing powder and make sure the top and sides of button are covered with the powder. Tackiness from the Copics will let the embossing powder stick.
4. Pick up button from embossing powder container with some tweezers and put it on a heat-safe surface, using the tip of tweezer to make sure button won’t fly around while being heated (believe me, it will!).
5. Blast it until all powder melts but don’t overdo it. Beware: button will be VERY HOT so leave it to cool first before working with it
6. Tadah!! Buttons coloured to your choice and all sealed in!

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I love my self-coloured buttons! ^_^

Thanks for visiting! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
The Play Date Cafe – Challenge #118
Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge 69 Valentine’s and Tipper Week
Crafty Ribbons Challenge – ONE FOR THE MEN or BOYS
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges – Challenge #94 – One For The Boys
Hotshot Craft – Challenge #4 – One for the boys
Crazy4Challenges – C4C123 Sketch
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown – VCMP Challenge #5: It’s a Party! Birthday Cards
Fun With Shapes and More – Challenge #102 Birthday
Sassy Studio Designs – Dare to be Sassy Thursday #111
If The Shoe Fits… Scrap it! – FF#99 Anything Goes
 

For the Boys

Hello! Today I made a card based on this colour combination at The Play Date Cafe. Initially I wasn’t going to give it a go because I realised I don’t have any more cardstock in that sunny yellow/orangey colour, but then I remembered I do have inks in that colour! Woohoo!

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Decided to make it a card geared towards guys/boys, too!

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Tip: I created that scallop by cutting a border die cut in half, length-wise. The die originally looked like this:

So go and check out your border dies/punches and see if any of them would be totally changed up if you cut them in half!

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Thanks for visiting! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
The Play Date Cafe – Challenge #118
Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge 69 Valentine’s and Tipper Week
Crafty Ribbons Challenge – ONE FOR THE MEN or BOYS
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges – Challenge #94 – One For The Boys
Hotshot Craft – Challenge #4 – One for the boys
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown – VCMP Challenge #5: It’s a Party! Birthday Cards
Fun With Shapes and More – Challenge #102 Birthday
Sassy Studio Designs – Dare to be Sassy Thursday #111
Crazy4Challenges – C4C123 Sketch
If The Shoe Fits… Scrap it! – FF#99 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog – Clean and Simple