Friday, 21 April 2017

There's No Place Like Home


Hello everyone! Lexa here with a colorful card featuring the brand new A Bird's Life Stamp and it's coordinating dies. All the fancy bird houses and those little birds...I just can't! While I was confused to pick which one is my favorite, I decided to use them all.


I start with 4.25"x6" white cardstock and blend some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feather Distress Inks, I flicked waters with my finger to create the splatter effect. The card base is slightly taller than I usually use because I want to create a scene with the bird houses hanging to tree's branches. The sunny sky is a perfect weather for the birds to having some fun. I die cut Sun Ray Dies on yellow cardstock and it turns out sooo cute!
I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished coloring, I die cut all the images with A Bird's Life Coordinating Dies. The thin white outlines are so perfect. I add rosy cheeks for the birds...they are adorable beyond words.


​I add some glossy accent and clear sequins to create some dimensions and extra cuteness! ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like it. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Be A Happy Color

Hello everyone! Lexa here to give you another inspiration how to create a non-easter card using A Good Egg Stamp. I paired it with Color Me Happy Stamp, since there is a bucket of paint that I think will go well with the sentiments on Color Me Happy.


These little chick looks pretty much like me after crafting, happily messy with paints. Haha. He just finished painting all the eggs in pink, teal and lilac. I embossed the cardstock several times using dot stitched dies from Fishtail Banner II Dies and then blend some teal dye ink on the bottom part of my card. All the images are stamped with Versafine Black Ink and watercolored with Distress Markers. The pink scallop fishtail banner looks pretty for the chick and his bucket of paints' background. I stamp the soild hearts with pink dye ink to add more detail. Last but not least I add some natural color twines in the bottom. Here's a closer look of my card...


I can't get enough of that little chick, he's so adorable. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you like it as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Friends Are Everything

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a simple sweet flowery card starring Friends&Family Stamp. I think it's a perfect ambience for spring time.

​I start my card with a piece of 4.25"x5.5" white cardstock and embossed it with tiny triangles pattern. I use a matching piece of gold foil patterned vellum to add more interest. For the floral wreath, first I trace a circle with pencil then stamped various flowers from Friends&Family Stamp with purple and pink dye ink and some green leaves. It's effortlessly beautiful, after I'm happy with the result, I fussy cut the wreath and stamp the sentiment in the middle. It will take you less than 20 minutes to finish this card.

I hope you like today's card, thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you an awesome day!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Easter Theme Week

Hi crafty friends! Lexa here today with a card for Pretty Pink Posh Easter Theme Week. It will be so much fun, keep in tune for more amazing inspirations everyday.


Few days ago Paulina shared an amazing idea she found on Instagram, Heather created flower petals with the vase from Friends Forever Stamp Set. I really in awe so I can't wait to try it too and it turns out so cute! I add 6mm Clear Droplets in the center of each flowers. I choose springy candy colors for my card in pink, lilac and yellow. The little girl with bunny ears is carrying a basket full of eggs from Easter Friends Stamp Set as the star of this card.
I start my card with some background blending use Distress Inks and a stencil. Then I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. The purple Scallop Frames is a perfect way to keep your images in place. I mix the Easter Friends with Easter Blessings Stamp Set, a piece of burlap,a beautiful cross and "Easter Blessings" sentiment to complete my card.


Last but not least, I add some Sparkling Celar Sequins Mix to finish my card. You will never have enough sequins in your life, especially this one, I've been using this a lot. Here's a closer look of my card...

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Hoppy Birthday Froggy Friends

Hello everyone! Lexa here to share a card featuring Froggy Friends stamp and it's coordinating dies. Many of you may have seen couple of inspirations using this stamp set. Since it's really so much fun, I can't resist to play with these adorable Froggy Friends once more. The little elements in this stamp set are perfect to build scenes, it has everything you need.

​I started my card with a 4"x5.25" panel and start to blend some inks to create the scene. I use several Distress Inks, Salty Ocean for the pond, Mowed Lawn for the grass and Tumbled Glass for the sky. I stamp the grassy border from Sunny Sentiment Stamp with green dye ink, the smiley sun and the bee are also from the same stamp set. I also use the bee's trail from Backyard Bugs Stamp, and yes I mix three stamp sets for this card. The hopping frog is actually can wiggle because I adhere him to a piece of tri-folded acetate. I hope you got the idea after see this picture below.


I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. I also add some dimensions with glossy accent on some details. I think a happy card like this will make anyone's day.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you an awesome day!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hippo Birdie To You

Hello everyone! Have you heard a big new from Lawn Fawn yet? They have a challenge blog now starting this March, it's called Lawn Fawnatics. I'm so excited about this. So here's my first card for the challenge with birthday theme.



 

I used oldies sets from Lawn Fawn, I mixed several stamp sets to create this card. I always love to mix and match them to create a fresh new look for my card. The pun sentiment is one of Lawn Fawn's style and I always giggle caused they are so creative! I created the watercolor background with a loose technique using Gansai Tambi Watercolor. Last but not least, I add some gorgeous sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, it's called Friendship Mix Sequins.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you an awesome day!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing fine today, you must come from Laura Bassen's blog. Pretty Pink Posh has re-openned the store with an amazing new release. I'm pretty sure that everyone is so excited about this! More than everything, I'm honored to be chosen as one of their Social Media Design Team. Make sure to join the blog hop and leave some comments, it must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/17/2017. There will be FOUR $25 gift certificates each day, winner will be picked randomly along the blog hop.


Is that all? Of course not.. You will be get a FREE gift with order $80 while stocks last and more gift if you spend $125 on your order. YAY!

Now let's see what I made for the blog hop, I'm highlighting Friends Forever stamp set and it's coordinating dies. It has a bunch of cute images of boys and girls also some accesories to go with them, adorable! I die cut a double stitched rectangle from Stitched Notes on a piece of 4.25"5.5" white cardstock. The sentiment is white embossed then I blend Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Inks on the inner rectangle. I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers.
Most of you must have noticed Paulina's kind heart, Friendship Mix, it's a limited edition mix where se'll be donating a portion of the profits to a cause. In the month of March 2017, when this mix first releases, Paulina will be donating a portion of the profits- both from wholesale and retail orders- for this mix to Compassion International. Isn't it sweet? I personally really love this sequin mix, it's just so pretty with the various pinks and clear sequins.


Let's take a closer look of my card, this little guy here are handed the roses for his beautiful friend.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Here's the list just in case you lost the track and keep hopping along with us!


Friday, 3 March 2017

Highlighting Sun Ray Dies

Hello crafty friends! Lexa here today with a card that highlight the Sun Ray Dies and I'm pairing it with Easter Wishes. The Sun Ray dies actually pretty versatile, you can try to think out of the box, your imagination is the only limit.

 

I start my card with a piece of 4.25"x5.5" white cardstock and blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the sky. I die cut the sun ray on two tones of yellow cardstock, I trace the circle lightly with pencil and adhere the rays one by one. It's actually a lot easier than it seems, mine is far from perfect but after I finished the whole card everthing looks alright.
I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After finish with the coloring, I use the coordinating dies to die cut all the images. I always love to pop everything out, the white border around the images are perfect. The grass border on the front is added the last to add more dimension. The bunnies from Easter Wishes are my favorite, they look so adorable and fluffy. Here's a closer look...


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy today's post and I wish you all an awesome day!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Fill My Days With Rainbows


Hi everyone! Lexa here today with a colorful card to brighten your day. I'm showcasing the new Color Me Happy Stamps, It's such a great set with various sentiments that you can use all year around. I love how cheerful and positive all the sentiments are.



I mixed up two stamp set for this card, Rain or Shine and Color Me Happy. I'm so glad to find out that the older stamp sets could coordinate well with the new ones. My card tells a story about there's a rainbow after rains, so don't you worry about a thing. I started with a 4.25"x5.5" white card base and blend them with Pumice Stone, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. I also sprayed some water to create faded colors on some spot.I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink on a piece of watercolor paper and colored them all with Distress Markers. To create a bokeh effect, I die cut circles using Sun Ray Dies on vellums. I stamped some raindrops with blue dye inks to complete my story that the rain just stopped and a beautiful rainbow appear.

Here's a closer look of my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Turtley Birthday


Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a card starring Turtley Awesome. It's a mini stamp set but not less cuter than other ones. Both turtles are looking at each other, absolutely versatile for any occasions. As for my card today, I mixed it with Easter Wishes to build up the scene around the turtles.


I created a three windows shaker card with different colors, I blended the background with Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I choose matching sequins for each window. I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with the coloring, I die cut all of the images using the coordinating dies. The turtles are wearing birthday hat and one of them carrying present on his back, adorable! I also add googly eyes for both of them. Here's a closer look..


That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Spring Friends Make Good Times Better

Hello crafty friends! Lexa here with a card show casing Easter Wishes stamp and it's coordinating dies. This set probably one of my favorite on the new release. It's not only perfect for Easter cards but also looks good for an everyday card just like I made today.


First, I stamp all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. These cuties are hanging out in the flower garden in spring time, I also add those rosy cheeks for them. I blend some green dye ink for the ground, also mask some Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks with a polkadot stencil for the background. It looks so sweet. As I want to make a friendship card instead of Easter's card, I choose a sentiment from Friends & Family stamp set to go with the critters.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 317 : Owl Friends

Hello crafty friends. I'm so glad to be back again with one last card for MFT Challenge & Inspiration this month. It's a pleasure to be a guest designer for an awesome huge brand like MFT. I hope it won't be the last time.. ;) Let's take a look at the sketch 317 first.


The best thing about sketch challenge is, the shapes you see on the sketch don't always have to be an exact shape on your card. As what I did with this sketch, I replace all the rectangles with adorable owls from I'm Owl Yours stamp set. They are holding an arrow and a heart on one owl. I think it will be a sweet Valentine's card for your beloved one, it doesn't always have to be your lover..it could be your favorite friend. I keep the background toned down with a white on white Birch Tree Die-namics so my owls keep stand out.


Here's a closer look of my card, I love all the dimensions happen here.


Once again, thank you MFT for having me the whole month. And thank you guys for stopping by today, I always love to hear from you. Have a wonderful day everyone!




Friday, 20 January 2017

Hoppy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with an inspiration using the brand new Froggy Friends stamp and coordinating dies. I made a Valentine's day card, is it a little bit too early?


I start with a piece of 4.25"x5.5" white cardstock and blend some Tumbled Glass (for the water) and Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed (for the sky) Distress Inks. I stamped all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with both Distress Markers and Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush. This card actually a flat shaker card, I use a piece of vellum to create the pond. Before that I place the lily pad and stamp the ripple with blue dye ink. I add some flat heart sequins behind the vellum, it looks much prettier in real life. These froggies have matching bow and bowties, aren't they adorable?

That's all for today, I hope you like my card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 316 : You Are My Otter Half

Hello everyone! I'm back again with another card for MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge today. I always love how the sketches bring you so many possibilities, the limit is only your imagination.

I create a shaker card with a brand new Die-namics Abstract Heart as the window, I use vellum instead of acetate this time. An early valentine's card is irresistable because of this ultra cute BB Otterly Love You, these little guys are adorrrable! I watercolor all my images with Distress Markers (my favorite medium,no doubt). I replace the fishtail banner on the sketch with a cropped water to complete the scene also a space to stamp my sentiment, "you are my OTTER half" ...oh I'm swoon!


Here's a closer look of my card..
I add glossy accent on the red heart to make it looks more puffy. And some clear sequins to finish my card. I really love how it turns, I hope you do too!


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you an awesome day.

Supply list :
BB Otterly Love You
Die-namics BB Otterly Love You
Die-namics Abstract Heart
Die-namics Homespun Stitch Lines

Berrylicious Cardstock
Red Hot Cardstock

Friday, 13 January 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 315 : Another Year Wiser

Hello everyone! I'm back again with the recent MFT Sketch Challenge, it's so much fun to look other's approching to this sketch. Let's get started..

I start my card with a 4.25"x 5.5" white cardstock and blend some MFT Hybrid inks (Natural, Coral Crush, Banana Split) with Large Grid Stencil. I paired up the newest release I'm Owl Yours with Geometric Greenery to create a cluster as the vocal point of my card. I stamp all my images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them the with Distress Markers.


A closer look to my card..


And I stamped "Happy Birthday" with the brand new Well-Connected Alphabet inside the card. The calligraphy style is so hype right now..so it's perfect!


I hope you enjoy today's card. Have a wonderful day!

The supply list :
Geometric Greenery Stamp
Geometric Greenery Coordinating Dies
I'm Owl Yours Stamp
I'm Owl Yours Coordinating Dies
Well-Connected Alphabet Stamp
Large Grid Stencil
Trail Mix 6x6 Paper Pack
Coral Crush Premium Dye Ink Pad
Bananasplit Hybrid Ink
Natural Hybrid Ink