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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!

handmade floral cards, handmade cards singapore, hand cut flowers, memento markers stamping and coloring, handmade interactive cards, pink, purple, blue

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!

handmade floral cards, handmade cards singapore, hand cut flowers, memento markers stamping and coloring, handmade interactive cards, pink, purple, blue

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!

handmade floral cards, handmade cards singapore, hand cut flowers, memento markers stamping and coloring, handmade interactive cards, pink, purple, blue

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

Love Birds

This is my last card I’m posting for the day, continuing on with the PTI Anniversary creations requirement to be inspired by something on Pinterest; I decided to look at the cards that I have pinned to my own inspiration board. It was about time I tried to learn from those ideas so in essence this is sort of a CASE card.

The above card is by Angeline of The Creation of Creativity, so credits to her for this gorgeous card I’ve used as inspiration!

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Used the Little Bitty Birds stamps and dies to make the birds on some pinkish red cardstock. If you’re wondering why both birdies are the same colour, it’s because I made this card specifically for a female friend and her female significant other.

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I was just thinking some time ago, that there was a lack of handmade cards relating to the GLBT community, and was rather upset when there were silhouettes or cameos of men and women and you could only stamp it so that a man’s silhouette always faces the direction of the woman’s silhouette. So today, I’m glad I was able to play around with these dies to make a girl birdie face another girl birdie 🙂

Anyways, these are already in the post and on the way to them. I really hope they like it!

Thanks for visiting, and if you have any thoughts regarding this post please do leave me a comment! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:

4 Crafty Chicks – Love is in the Air…
Sarah Hurley Challenges – Love is All Around
DYSU – #58 Love
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Challenge # 44 Valentine
The Kraft Outlet – La La Luv You

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

Valentines… now with extra LOVE! :)

I missed Day 3 and 4 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities, but today I’m back with some card, that are inspired by images on Pinterest. This card I’m sharing in this post is inspired by this:

Love-themed sugar cookies in such delicious shades of pink and red!

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Some burlap… PTI heart border dies on Doodlebug Sweet Cakes collection papers. A stamped heart using Hero Arts also on paper from the same collection; a white glittery chipboard heart from Melissa Frances. Finally, PTI Tiny Tag on a MFT heart die cut 🙂

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Just love that glittered heart and how there is a little heart cut-out on the kraft tag. 🙂

Thanks for looking!! Hope everyone is doing well! I’ve been having a fair bit of pain these couple of days and hope it will pass soon to more comfortable days!  xx Stephinka.

Challenges entered:
DYSU – #58 Love
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog – February Challenge # 7 – Anything goes..
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Challenge # 44 Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks – Love is in the Air…
Sarah Hurley Challenges – Love is All Around
The Kraft Outlet – La La Luv You

A Crazy-Colourful Birthday!

Yesterday was the start of the Papertrey Ink anniversary celebrations, and there will be contests every day leading up to the release; the prizes yesterday was such a long list that I couldn’t believe it! I had to give it a shot and hope I win, and as you are allowed to submit as many as you want, I went a little nuts churning out cards. and uploading them even until the last few minutes.

I know it may sound petty to say it but I do feel a little sad when I don’t win at challenges. I’m one of those people who pretty much never win anything so it always breaks my heart a little when I try really hard to give contests shots but don’t never get picked by the randomizer widget. Blah. I know challenges that pick winners by a random number does not have anything to do with my work but it just does not give me a lot of confidence! And everyone likes free stuff, don’t they? LOL

Anyway, enough of the rambling. Today I’ll share one of the cards that I made for Day 2 of the PTI contests where we have to use digital images created by the PTI DT to make our cards with.

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Lots and lots of colourful layers of doilies and some orange(!) leaves!

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Don’t get me wrong, I still love doing challenges, but oh, it feels terrible to be like some sort of failure! 😥

PS. I’m still catching up with your comments so if you have commented before, hold on, I’ll be dropping by your blog soon! 🙂

Challenges entered (I’m not giving up!!! LOL):
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog – February Challenge # 7 – Anything goes
Sew Many Cards Challenges – Challenge #80 Birthday

XOXO.. :)

If you are at my blog looking for my review on Hero Arts Shadow Mid-Tone Inks, click here.

Here’s a card I promised to show you yesterday! A lovely friend already bought this (and the previous card) to send as Valentine cards, I’m so excited to make a sale! :’)

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I used some grey grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts called Ash, that I thought was a very good match for the PTI shade called Stone. Can’t compare as I don’t have any Stone ribbons but this will do!

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The sun was shining so brightly in my balcony! I think it was around noon that I took this picture… I do love that it brought out the pretty glitter in the pink glittered heart by Melissa Frances. I have been hoarding those hearts she used to sell (or rather, I can’t find them anymore).

I’m going to make more posts for tonight as I am joining in some challenges!

Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka (and as always, I will always visit your blog if you leave your URL!)

Challenges entered:
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog – The One I Love
Our Creative Corner – Love is in the Air
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – #106 Clean and Simple
Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge Blog – PTT #53 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Valentines

for you… my love :)

Unlike making cards for Christmas, I feel like Valentine’s is much more fun to craft for… Since you can give out handmade I love you cards all year round! I think that’s why my inspiration hasn’t run too low even with it looming ahead as it would usually if I had to craft a lot for a particular holiday.

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Excuse my lighting! It’s so hard to photograph cards without a lightbox and I think I desperately need to make one… The problem is first I need to get out of my chair. LOL! And then I need to actually make the darned thing.. Oh goodness. Now I’m wishing I had a DH; I imagine it would be lovely and fairly convenient for a crafter who had a DH into DIY so he can help custom make racks, tables, cupboards to hold all the lovely embellishments and supplies.

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Lots of Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 action here! Hearts are from My Favorite Things, and of course the tag is from Tiny Tags (PTI)! I’m loving the kraft buttons from PTI too… They look like they will go with anything!

I have another card to share but I will put it in a separate post. Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka (and as always, I will always visit your blog if you leave your URL!)

Challenges entered:
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog – The One I Love
Our Creative Corner – Love is in the Air
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge Blog – PTT #53 Anything Goes