Monday, May 15, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #46...

Hi! I am here with the latest challenge #46 at the Make My Monday challenge blog. This week's theme is Sugar & Spice. There are many ways to interpret this theme and I am looking forward to lots of wonderful entries in our gallery.

I went with the sweet part of the theme and created a card as inspiration.

I started with a piece of the Floral Exotica paper which is a product of Dress My Craft, the in house brand of Crafters Corner. This is the first time I used this paper and I loved the smooth texture and the lovely color of the paper. Also the paper held up very well during heat embossing and water coloring.

I used the Strips N Stripes stamp set designed by me for Craftyscrappers.

I stamped the chevron stamp twice with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Vanilla EP by Wow. I then used the Clearly Kelly mini ink pads to do a bit of watercoloring. I allowed the panel to dry completely and then trimmed it with the Double Stitched Rectangle dies by Die Cuts & More. Here is a close up of the panel.

Since my panel was very colorful, I decided to keep rest of the card simple. I used a stamp from the Let's Party set by Mudra Craft Stamps and a sentiment from an old Some Odd Girl stamp set. I stamped both on some watercolor paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink with my Stampaholic. I die cut the paper with the Double Stitched Circle dies by Die Cuts & More.

To finish I popped up the panel with some foam tape on the card base. The circle panel was also popped up, I just added a larger circle of translucent paper under it. Here is another look at my card.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. I look forward to seeing your creations in out gallery. And please don't forget to check out the Make My Monday blog for more fabulous inspiration by my fellow DT.

Entering the card in the following challenges:

TIME OUT Challenge #83:
The challenge is to CASE this beautiful card by Hannelie of Desert Diva. My attention was caught by the multicolored background with the white lines and the plain flowers stamped in black.

AAA CAS Game #90 - Embossing:
I used heat embossing.

Mod Squad Challenge - Let's color:
I did water coloring with dye inks.

STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge:

Craft Stamper Magazine Make It Take It - May:



  1. what a yummy and colourful card, teamie!
    Hugs and Kisses from Germany
    Silvi xoxo

  2. Delicious Design, Love your background, like lots of colourful sweeties. Emma

  3. I really love your card. It has beautiful multi colors on it. It was wise to leave the image uncolored, and the background has lots of color. Unfortunately. My challenge asked for a colored image. I hope that you will try again. Thanks for joining in the Mod Squad this week.
    Barbara DT member

    1. Thanks Barbara. Since I watercolored the background chevron pattern I thought the card fitted the challenge. No issues. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  4. Super simple embossed circle, love how you've left the image uncoloured. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. A wonderful CASE, love the background-and superb idea to pop up the centre. Thanks for joining Time Out

  6. Lovely card! The colours between the embossing is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  7. That scrumptious white cake panel is fabulous against all those bright, colourful chevrons, Nandini ... a fabulous take on Hannelie's card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  8. I love the way my card inspired you! Thank you so much for this!

  9. what a sweet card! love the background you've created! thanks for sharing with at AAA Cards!

  10. This is such a sweet design ..... love the colourful background. Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations CAS and the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  11. This is a great card. I love your background.

  12. This is beautiful! Love all of the textures in your background! Thanks so much for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!