Mudra Stamps, Pretty Pink Posh

Mudra Stamps – Guest Designing!

Hello everyone,
Welcome back to my blog. Today I am sharing couple of cards using the new Mudra Stamps. I am proud to say they are manufactured in India and of good quality. I am also thrilled that Varshitha invited me to guest design using couple of their new stamp sets. Thank you so much Varshitha for giving me the opportunity as well as your generosity. 
When the package arrived, I was curious to open and see the sets. When I did, the stamps smelled beautiful. Yes they are perfumed. And they are photopolymer not acrylic stamps. And they stamp well. They take ink well and gives even coverage. I am so happy with the quality. 
I am sharing with you couple of watercolour cards using one of the stamp set called Peony Love. Over on Mudra Stamps Blog, I have couple of more cards using Peony Love as well as Let’s Party stamp set. Head over there to see them.
Here is the Peony Love stamp set.
I have used the flower with the stem to heat emboss in white and black to make two separate cards. I also watercoloured them using Zig Clean Brush pens.
Being clear stamps, you can manipulate the stamp a little without damaging the stamp to get how you want the stem to bend. That is how I got them bend in two different directions on each of the card. I coloured the black embossed stem and flower with bold colours and the other pastel. Similarly the background. I stamped and heat embossed the same sentiment on both the cards.

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Love how you can get two different cards by changing just a couple of things – colour of heat embossing and hues of colour. Hope you are inspired and give the Mudra stamps a go.

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Pretty Pink Posh, Watercolour technique

Simon Says Anything Goes!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for our Make It Girlie Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the names of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is

ANYTHING GOES

We are showcasing STAMPENDOUS PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I used Stampendous Terrarium stamp set to make my card. I love this stamp set for its big mason jar and the smaller tank. Unfortunately I did not use both of the images. Instead I decided to use the smaller stamps in the set, heat emboss them and watercolour. I love colouring flora images and that is what I did. Here is my card.
After colouring all the heat embossed images and background with Zig markers, I die cut the water colour panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp stamp set called Ice Cream Dream also heat embossed. I adhered this panel on to Kraft card base and embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Espresso 6mm and 4mm sequins.
Here is a closeup of the watercoloured images.
So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says Stamp release – My Favorite Collection

Hello and welcome everyone,
Have you seen the new release from Simon Says Stamp called My Favorite? Check it out! There are some gorgeous new stamp sets and dies released. All of them are available at Sion Says Stamp Store.
I have a card to share with you using one of the new stamp set called Cuddly Critters. This is such a cute stamp set. It has all the cute critters you need. There is a dog, cat, bunny, bear, a panda and a koala! Perfectly sized images and can be combined with any of the other accessories stamp set you many have with you. Or there is an accessory stamp set also available called Cuddly Critters Accessories Duh! Lol! Both the Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories comes with coordinating dies. I don’t have it so I have used an older set from Simon Says Stamp called Texting You to make my card. Hope you like it.

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I wanted to show you all the critters in the stamp set. So I masked and stamp them all next to each other and copic coloured them. How cute are they? Love all the facial expressions. They looked like emojis. So I used the Texting You stamp set for the sentiment and added an smilie emoji 🙂 Initially I wanted it to be a one layer card, but then I changed my mind after colouring the emoji. There has to more yellow to tie in the yellow emoji. So I trimmed  the card panel and added the plaid pattern paper from Lawn Fawn at the bottom of the card. Now I have a bit more yellow colour and a bit of pink to make the card more fun. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear Sequins.

Here is a closeup of the cute cuddly critters for you!
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Hero Arts

Simon Says Make it Girlie!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for our Lets Do The Polka Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the names of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is

MAKE IT GIRLIE

We are showcasing HERO ARTS PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I made a colourful flowery background girlie card.
I have used Layering for you Flowers stamp set from Hero Arts to stamp and create my pretty background. LOVE layering stamp sets. They make the best background giving the images shading and depth. I used MISTI and Altenew inks to get even coverage and precision stamping of layers.

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For the focal point, I have bunched up thread, then gold foiled Scribble Heart die cut from Simon Says Stamp followed by a strip of black card stock with “MUM” die cut using the Block Alphabet  die from Simon Says Stamp. I brushed Wink of Stella shimmer on the black strip of cardstock. Finally embellished with Gold Sequins from  Pretty Pink Posh.

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I absolutely LOVE LOVE this stamp set from Hero Arts. Such a beautiful set and with various colour combination and same layout, I made a bunch of them. Unfortunately they were given away before I could take photos. Maybe  I will make another set.

Now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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Taylored Expressions

Felt flower headbands!

Hello everyone,
How have you all been? I was away for a week on holiday in Singapore. It is term #1 holidays here for my children. Hubby and I decided to have a break from the routine and had a great time. So many fun things to do in Singapore and most importantly so much good food to eat 🙂 Yes, we ate like pigs for five days. Yummy delicious South Indian food and probably put on some weight as well. lol! But now I am back home and wanted to share with you a couple of projects I made using newly released Taylored Expression dies and their colourful felt.
I have used Bloomin’ Stacklets 3 and Bloomin’ Accessories dies released this month.
Bloomin' Stacklets 3 Bloomin' Accessories
And I created flowers and leaves using these dies and the gorgeous felts from Taylored Expressions. Then attached them on to my daughter’s head bands.
I love the felt colours from Taylored Expressions. There are pretty pastels, neutrals and vibrants colours. Being a bright girl, I went for bright colour combination.I will list all the felt colours used towards the bottom of the post for you. Here is another.

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For more inspiration using these new dies, check out Taylored Expressions Gallery under the dies board and the dies are available for purchase at the store.

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Lawn Fawn

Simon Says Let’s Polka!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for our 7th Birthday Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the names of 7 lucky winners of the $50 Vouchers!!
This week the challenge is

LETS DO THE POLKA

We are showcasing LAWN FAWN PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Well, I made a set of cards for this challenge as I got carried away with Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie pattern paper. So this post has lots of photos.


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I have used the Let’s Polka Mon Amie pattern paper on all the cards which I die cut using Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. I also used the leftover pattern paper to stamp the banner and sentiment. I hand cut them all the banners. The focal point image the Kangaroo is from Critters Down Under stamp set. I stamped and copic coloured them all and hand cut them all out. To make the image stand out, I adhered them on a stitched rectangle vellum panel with the sentiment banner below the focal image. Finally embellished with sequins from Little Things by Lucy. Here are the closeups.


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So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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Penny Black

Happy Birthday! A Penny Black card!

Hiya everyone,
A quick post today sharing a fun birthday card using Penny Black stamp set called Buddy and Duck!
I have used Strathmore watercolour paper and black heat embossed the buddy images from the stamp set covering the entire the panel. I then used Zig Clean Brush Watercolour Pens to watercolour all the images as well as the background. I LOVE to do such backgrounds especially watercolouring them, They make a huge impact.
For the sentiment I white heat embossed the Happy Birthday also from the stamp set on black cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesive. Then embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear sequins.

Here is the look at Buddy and Duck stamp set from Penny Black!

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There are so many images in the set and they are so adorable. I LOVE this set very much.

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Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Release Day! You will be Missed!

Hello everyone,

It is release day at Taylored Expressions! All new products that were sneak peeked for past three days are now available for purchase at the Taylored Expressions store.

Today I am sharing a card I made using a new stamp set called Clocked Out Grumpling! This is a stamp and die combo.

You know that I love the Grumpling series. So this set is also one of my favourite Grumpling set 🙂

Happy retirement
For the background, I white heat embossed all the sentiment from the stamp set covering the entire background. I then sponged Seedless Preserve and Wilted Violet distress inks. Always love emboss resist technique. Everytime the result is magical. I also added some clean water spatter to add texture to the background as well.
For the focal point, I die cut a vellum panel using one of the rectangle die from Stitched Rectangle Stacklet. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom of the panel. The image from the stamp and die combo is white heat embossed on watercolour paper and watercoloured using Zig clean brush watercolour pens. I used the coordinating die to die cut the image out and adhered on top of the sentiment on the vellum panel. The vellum panel is adhered to the background using foam adhesive hidden behind the die cut image. Finally embellished with sequins from Rainbow Brights sequins.

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Card Supplies:

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All the new release stamp set, dies and embossing folders are available for purchase from Taylored Expressions Store. Head over to Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from Taylor and the talented designers.

Happy Shopping!

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Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says Happy Birthday!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will join in with our new theme!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

We are 7 years old !! Woo Hoo! the last few years have flown by in a flash, they do say that time flies when you’re having fun and we are having a blast!
Of course a party is called for and to help us celebrate in style the lovely Heidi and Simon Says stamp will be giving away not 1, not 2 but
7 $50 Gift Certificates to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! So you have 7 chances of winning this week!
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Of course in honour of this special occasion we are showcasing our very own SIMON SAYS STAMP PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see them used!
I am celebrating our birthday with two coordinating cards.
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I have used happy birthday sentiment from Big Scripty Greetings stamp set to stamp my background on both the cards. Then I sponged some white cardstock with distress inks in ombre in all rainbow colours. I used Scribble Heart die to die cut them all out. I clustered them in three to use as my focal point on both the cards. The smaller sentiment is from Birthday Flowers stamp set. I added some gold thread behind the smaller sentiment and embellished with gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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Card Supplies:

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Taylored Expressions

Sneak Peek! You make my Life Bloom!

Hello everyone,
Welcome back to my blog. I am sharing sneak peeks of new products from Taylored Expressions today. Yesterday was day #1 of the sneak peek. There are some fantastic new stamp sets, die and embossing folders to be released later this week.
I have a gorgeous new die to showcase today. It is called Full Bloom. This die is a floral die which die cuts the petal partially.  Then there are dies for cutting out individual petals as well. So cool! I LOVE this die.
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As always I made couple of cards using this die. Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy the post.
You make life bloom
I used the die to die cut three times on the top right corner of Sugar Cube panel. Then on a Sugar Cube card base, I adhered the rainbow striped pattern paper from Taylored Expressions Rainbow Bright 6×6 paper pad. On the top of the card front, I sponged distress inks in rainbow colours. I used Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Wilted Violet distress inks. Then I layered the die cut panel on top of the card front. I stamped the sentiment from Rosy Posey stamp set from Taylored Expressions in black. I lifted the partially die cut petal to show the colours under it. You can see them in the photo below. And finally added sparkly enamel dots from Doodlebug.

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Here is card #2. On this I used the Full Bloom die as my focal point.

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I die cut Oreo cardstock using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and then die cut the Full Bloom at the centre of the panel. I gold heat embossed another sentiment from Rosy Posey stamp set below the flower. I used a round edge tool on the petal from the back side to give it a puffed look. Then I layered the panel with gold glitter paper so that the gold glitter shows through the partial die cut petal.

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 I simply adhered this panel to a Sugar Cube card base. Then I added a large gold glitter enamel dot from My Mind’s Eye to finish off the card. Love the dimension the partial die cut petals gives.

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Card Supplies:

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating release week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit Taylored Expressions Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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You will also find more sneak peek projects by Taylor and by talented designers on Taylored Expression Blog. Head over there and get inspired!
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