Sunday, August 31, 2014

You make me happy !

Hi friends!
I have two cards to share with you today. The first one I've made is specifically for the Imaginations Challenge. This is an absolute last minute entry. :P I recently got the new Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine stamp and die set from Lulupu and had been dying to use it but I was just not finding time during the week to create anything so this weekend, all I did was craft. :D

Here's a look at the card. ... I've clicked the photographs in two different backgrounds and couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I'm sharing both the versions here.

The first umbrella card came together er very quickly as I knew exactly what I wanted to make here. I've used a red dotted pattern paper which was a RAK from Piali ( whose generosity I will never forget. . . Thanks a lot, Piali ) and the cloud and the rain drops are stamped.

Supplies used :
White Cardstock.
Pattern paper- RAK from Piali.
Hero Arts Tide Pool ink and Distress ink- Broken China, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Heart punch, Ironworks Motif Circle die.

Challenges entered :
Imaginations Anything goes with Monsoon. ( Made it to Top 3 )
Daring cardmakers :Clean and simple
Crafts for eternity - Tic tac toe( I have used the the middle row:Use a punch (the tiny hearts are punched),The color blue,Use die cuts (the umbrella is a die cut ) ( Made it to Top 3 )

My second card is a continuation of my watercolor fascination  that I had shared earlier, consider it my TAKE TWO :)

With this card too, I knew exactly what I wanted to do but at the end of it I think if I could, I would really like to change my sentiment banner but unfortunately, it's hand-stitched to the card panel and I couldn't remove it without damaging the card panel. For the background, I've first distressed certain areas of the card using Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress inks, then I placed the MFT Moroccan Tiles stencil on it and sprayed it with plain water and let it dry, then I spattered some drops from Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Teal and Gold Lame . LOVE them! I also used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Hottie Patottie Starburst spray and after it dried, I stamped the butterfly trail using a Inkadinkadoo stamp set. The butterfly has been clear embossed and heat set, coloured and fussy cut and is from the Lawn Fawn Flutter by stamp set.

Supplies used :
White and black cardstock.
Lawn Fawn Flutter By stamp set.
MFT Moroccan Tiles Stencil 
Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Teal and Gold Lame mists, Lindy's Stamp Gang Hottie Patottie Starburst spray and  Dylusions Teal spray.
Distress inks- Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Studio Calico Wood Veneers- Stars.

Challenges entered :
BGC -Watercolors.
AAA CAS cards -Watercoloring
Keep it simple - Ombre
Moving along with times :Faux or real stitching.

ETA - A blogger friend and fellow crafter, Sujana at Crafting for Passion blog is hosting a blog candy, would love it if you would drop by her blog and be part of it. :)

Hope you all like my cards. Would love to know your views on both my takes, so please do drop me a line. :)


  1. Love both of them :)
    Colors & texture have come out awesome in the watercolor one :)

  2. Two absolutely delightful cards, Hussena. I love the simplicity of the first card and the amazing watercoloured bg in the second. Great work! :)

  3. Such a happy happy card. The prefect paper and colour combo..... so wonderful. Watercolouring is so much fun right. I started making a couple of card too inspired by BGC but no time to complete.

  4. Such beautiful designs. Just adore the rainy scene on the first and the spring feeling of the second.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Oh both cards are fabulous! The first one so clean and pretty - the 2nd one just stunning with the water colored bg! Thanks for joining in with AAA!

  6. Beautiful beautiful cards,both of them.They are both so different and totally different from what your usual style is.You have nailed the watercolour look and who knew you would be making such cute cards.Take a bow,my friend,You are a true artist.:-)

  7. WOW both look so beautiful Hussena

  8. Such lovelies Hussena! Love both the cards! fabulous creations!

  9. Gorgeous cards the die cuts and lovely water coloring on 2nd card..

  10. I was surprised to see this card on your blog ,Its different !! Totally awesome ,loved the bright umbrella n clouds :) (I liked it on white bg )The waTercolored bg on second one looks Fabulous !

  11. Wow, both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the design of the first one!! The watercolor on the second one is amazing!! Love these!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. i thought the first was a beauty but then wen i saw the second card, its simply brilliant. u hav created a dreamy effect here hussena.
    and do stop by my blog, i hav a blog candy going on till sep 10th.

  13. Both cards are so beautiful! I love the pop of that red umbrella on the first one. Anyone would be so thrilled to get that card in the mail :) The second one is beautiful in a totally different way! The background you created is simply stunning! I love the gold you added it makes it look like petina, so pretty!!

  14. Your first card is so cute and great sentiment to go with the scene, love the watercolored background on the second card, so pretty.
    I do a post on the 1st and 15th of each month on a card that inspired me and I used one of your cards, to inspire my card.

  15. Very pretty cards!! Love that new stamp from the first card!!
    Love the details on the 2bd card!!

  16. Beautiful water coloring! perfect background for your butterfly!
    Thanks for playing at AAA cards!

  17. Lovely card! The flowing colors and butterfly are super! Thanks for playing with AAA Cards. Cheers, Victoria

  18. Your umbrella card is adorable, Hussena, photographed both ways.
    I love the polka dotted umbrella and those raindrops.

    Your second card is beautiful. I like the stamped butterfly trail and the watercolor bg is awesome. The butterfly is yummy.

  19. Fabulous cards Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. Hugs x

  20. Two beautiful cards. Love the umbrella and window on the first card. Simplicity often works for me and this one works.
    The second card has an elegant air to it. The butterfly adds the extra element that special to this card. - Jim

  21. Wow i love the take two more Hussena !!! it showcases more of your watercolor work !
    Happy to have you at BGC for the watercolor challenge !

  22. Beautiful cards, Hussena!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

  23. These are so beautiful :) Both the cards showcase how versatile ur creativity is !!