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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

Flashback Friday Challenge

I chanced upon this blog called the Flashback Friday Challenge, and the current challenge is to post the first black & white card you have ever made… That’s easy- I’ve only ever made one only B&W card and this is it:

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I had originally made it for the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog just back in January this year, and my original post is here… And I have already given this card away to my psychiatrist who has proudly displayed it in his office 😀 Soon after that, he asked to see what other cards I have made that are Valentine’s/Love related, and he bought two to give to his wife. Thought that was a cute story to share 🙂

In other news, I’ve been re-organising my crafty stuff like there’s no tomorrow.. I’ve got new storage drawers, new folders for my stamps, new die storage system and I’ve been getting my Evernote set up to list my inventory and cards for inspirations under pages I made for specific stamps. It’s definitely slightly crazy around here! But I might show you all some photos of how I store my stuff when I am done. If I ever get done. LOL.

Have a wonderful day! xx Stephinka

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

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

To My Own Valentine :)

In this post I am sharing with you the card I have made for my boyfriend, so Elliot, if you are reading this, CLICK AWAY! Don’t spoil your own surprise…

So because the PTI contest had us all mucking about Pinterest looking for inspiration, I stumbled upon an image that reminded me to make a Valentine’s card that was more personal to us as a couple, and not something that was just my sort of usual thing.

via Pinterest

Red velvet cupcakes are my personal favourite! Well anyway I’ll get on to showing you my card for him.

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My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship- but during the time we stayed together he would make me the best Milo, which is a malt chocolate drink probably not so well-known in USA! E would heat up soy milk — I’m mildly lactose intolerant — on the stove and then fill the mug nearly half-full with the Milo powder so I could get some really thick and rich choccy drink on a chilly evening in Melbourne. As a joke I would always ask E for a cupcake or muffin so it would complete my mini-meal. And so this card came to be 🙂

I used Candy Cane Christmas from PTI for the mug of Milo (words stamped with some lovely Lawn Fawn alphas), ampersand from Paper Smooches and finally the cupcake with PTI’s Cupcake Collections- I had sold the dies off as I hardly used them so I had to fussy-cut out that pink topping!!

Also, I just had to add something *shiny* to the card because E knows I like shiny things LOL. It is some pretty glitter ribbon from American Crafts; I practically started gravitating towards the ribbon shelf in my LSS when I spotted it and just had to have it 🙂

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SHINY!!!

Thanks for visiting, and if you read through this post, you get an e-cupcake from me! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
DYSU – #58 Love
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog – February Challenge # 7 – Anything goes..
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines

Diamonds are a birthday boy/girls’ best friend

My last post for tonight and a few more to go!! Once again, if you are here for the Hero Arts Shadow Ink Review please go here.

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Just a really quite CAS card with the new Zing! powder I bought in ‘Aqua’ and a stylish Happy Birthday sentiment that I plucked out of the Damask Designs set

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I love heat embossing!!!

Challenges entered:
Less Is More Challenge Blog – Week 53 Aqua
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – #106 Clean and Simple
Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog – Use something new
Craft Your Passion Challenges – Challenge 96 Anything Goes + No Pattern Paper
Sew Many Cards Challenges – Challenge #80 Birthday

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As promised, another post for tonight and a few more to go!! Once again, if you are here for the Hero Arts Shadow Ink Review please go here. Incidentally, I also used HA ink for this card so you can just stay a bit before you hope over ^_^

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Loving the little aqua rhinestones scattered around. The ‘bg’ stamp is from the PTI Half and Half set, and the sentiment from the Celebrations set. I use Hero Arts Soft Pool shadow ink for the ‘bg’ and the Mid-tone shadow ink in Pool.

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Challenges entered:
Less Is More Challenge Blog – Week 53 Aqua
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – #106 Clean and Simple
Challenge Up Your Life – Challenge #62: Ton in Ton/Monochome
Craft Your Passion Challenges – Challenge 96 Anything Goes + No Pattern Paper

stephinka sings the blues

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As promised, another post for tonight and a few more to got!! Once again, if you are here for the Hero Arts Shadow Ink Review please go here. Incidentally, I also used HA ink for this card so you can just stay a bit before you hope over ^_^

Modern Basics was a set that sat unused… I never knew how to make anything with it until I saw something- I can’t remember what inspired this but whoever you are, thanks for the inspiration!!!

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This is my first project involving the use of vellum! And also taking out a sentiment from a new stamp set (Celebrations by PTI) and letting it meet ink for the first time… Ah 🙂 New stuff is always so much fun!

Challenges entered:
Less Is More Challenge Blog – Week 53 Aqua
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – #106 Clean and Simple
Challenge Up Your Life – Challenge #62: Ton in Ton/Monochome
Drunk Stampers Challenge – #82 Something New
Craft Your Passion Challenges – Challenge 96 Anything Goes + No Pattern Paper

Papertrey Princesses Challenge!

Hi! I’m hosting this challenge for the Papertrey Princesses from over at the PTI forums… And my challenge is to make a project with only WHITE and ONE OTHER COLOUR! 🙂 No other neutrals allowed- so basically it’s a two colour card.

Here’s my go at my own challenge that I promised to put up:

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A 3d butterfly cut with my Silhouette Cameo, along with a punch out with a Martha Stewart Butterfly double punch (the large one!)

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Thanks for joining me in this challenge and I hope you had fun! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
CES Challenge Blog – #71 Give me Wings or Sketch or Both
Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge Blog – PTT #53 Anything Goes