Guest Designer for The Alley Way Stamps

Hi everyone,

Coming back from a long hiatus , I m back with writing this post . I was lucky to get selected to be a guest designer for The Alley way stamps for the month of May. I will be sharing projects made with some of the new stamps.

I was lucky to get to play with the beautiful stamp set called phraseology. How many of us try to find the right sentiment or words to fill in a handmade card? This stamp set is quite versatile as it can be used for variety of cards. Its like a word puzzle which you can choose and make your own sentiment.

You can find the stamp here :

For the first card :


The phraseology was stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder in a small rectangular black cardstock and foam mounted onto a red cardstock with stars stencil embossing paste background. Brads were fixed to give a mounted feel. White gel pen was used to circle the selected words. This makes for a birthday card.


For my second card, I used the stamp set along with a journaling die cut . I made small journaling cards and blended distress inks squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, spiced marmalade barn door and  pickled raspberry for top panel. For the base journal card, I blended distress inks tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans and peacock feathers. I splattered some water and misted these cards to give a water color effect. Rounded off the words with a micron pen and foam mounted them onto black cardbase.


For the third card , I kept the design really simple since the phrases speak for themselves. Card base was embossed with cuttlebug tiny hearts embossing folder, Black and white cardstock were cut and shaped and a red twine was attached with a bow. The stamp set was stamped with versafine black ink and the sentiments were rounded with a red gel pen to give a romantic color feel to the card. Stickles added to selected hearts on embossed paper. This makes it a romantic masculine card.

What I really love about the phraseology set is that you can make birthday cards, romantic cards, baby cards , get well soon card,thanks and various sentiments in just one set.

Please check the guest post in the alleyway stamps blog :

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Valentine’s day Teddy bear for you

Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Have you thought of a gift for your sweetheart yet? You can take a classic route with chocolates, flowers and teddy bears. Nothing is cuter and more standard than giving your loved one a Valentine’s day Teddy Bear! This card is made from one such adorable bear.

The bear is made from whimsiedoodles digital stamp! It’s such a cute one having heart strings.

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Doesn’t he make you go Awwww!


Stamp: Whimsiedoodles heart strings bear (

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Cotton candy bazzill for cardbase, Tim holtz spun sugar cardstock , vellum, patterned paper ( hearts backdrop) from Joanns

Ink : Copics RV13, RV10

Misc: Twine, Tiny hearts cuttlebug embossing folder, spellbinders circle nestabilities die cut, sanding block, alphabet stickers, tim holtz mini attacher, glossy accents for hearts, foam dots , Liquid applique for bear

To create the sherpa fur effect on the white valentine bear, I used white liquid applique and heated it to give it that furry effect. Turned up cute !



Golden heart


Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I m going to make today’s post quite short. Things have been crazy as a family member is on the mend . The card for today is a  favorite of mine and I totally loved it.

For the first time, tried my hands on sequins for cards and I was happy with the outcome . I wanted to create a love rain with sequins and thats what I tried to achieve. It goes perfectly with Love abby stamp from whimsiedoodles.


Isnt she adorable? With a hearty rain over her and the a heart garland she is carrying in her hand and the whole image looks like hearts falling from her hand . ( I wish the camera took a better shot bec the sequins were made matte)

Supplies :

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, gold foil cardstock for edges

Stamps : Love Abby from whimsiedoodles (

Ink: Copics

Misc: red woodgrain washi tape from freckled fawn, Gold heart sequins from pretty pink posh

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Bye for now


Fluttering hearts

Hello darlings,

Today I’ m showing off another card made with love Abby from whimsiedoodles. I m not very good with clean and simple cards . This card, I was so happy when it was completed, I could say, this is my best card so far I have made in clean and simple format. This is the third of the card I m making with love Abby.

Tried the technique of ombre coloring and embossing paste for the first time. Yippeee! Finally exploring after a long time!


Isn’t she a cutie?

I cut a 2.5 inch X 5.5 inch strip of white cardstock and ink blending with pickled raspberry distress ink to create the ombre panel of pink. On it, placed the heidi swapps confetti stencil and used white embossing paste selectively to create the hearts on the pink panel. Love Abby image was printed after flipping and colored with copics and attached to the card using foam dots. hello darling sentiment is from mama elephant .

Supplies: Neenah solar white cardstock

Ink: Copics B26, B24, B21, E21, E00, RV13, 0,100, C6, C3, C1, pickled raspberry distress ink

Stamp: Love Abby (from , sentiment from filigree mama elephant (

Misc: Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, heidi swapp confetti stencil (

To check out my other cards that I m guest designing for whimsiedoodles, go to

All the cute images are available in (january release)

Have a nice day


Love of lace and doilies

I m back to share another card for Whimsiedoodles (  . With valentine’s day around the corner, I drew inspiration from a doily in my dining table. Isn’t there something about love of lace and doilies when women relate to romance or weddings? I used the love Abby image from whimsiedoodles . I really aimed at getting a subtle look for my card this time from my routine bright colors.


No sentiment was added as I wanted this to be a birthday card for a relative (which happens to fall on february 14). Perfect wouldn’t it be to receive a card with lots of hearts on it?

For a change I flipped the image before printing onto cardstock and then colored her with copics.


Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Patterned paper from lawn fawn

Stamp: Love Abby from whimsiedoodles ( )

Ink: Copics E21, E00 (for skin). E37, E35, E27, E25 (for hair) , RV13, RV10 (for cheeks and pink hearts), R29, R25 , 0 (for red dress and shoes ), C6, C3, C1 (for cardigan and socks)

Die : My favorite things doily die

Misc: pink satin ribbon, heart enamel accents, stickles (cotton candy)

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Hearty for you

It’s the third card I’m making this month for Whimsiedoodles. I adore the january release of Whimsiedoodles which has the cutest images. This girl reminds me of a soft girl , so I tried to capture that clean line , pastel with a pop of color . I really love coloring this image (or any other whimsiedoodles images ) with copics . For this card, I die cut and colored the embossed die with distress ink spun sugar and added pink twine with a bow and mounted the panel with foam dots . To finish off I added tiny enamel hearts which seemed to fit the theme and colors well.

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Trying hair techniques with copics has paid off this time! Love the silky hair effect on Abby.

Here’s a close up :

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As usual I couldn’t stay away from stickles!


Paper: Bazzill cotton candy cardstock,neenah solar white cardstock, patterned paper from Joann

Stamps: Whimsiedoodles love abby ( )

Ink : Copics RV13, RV11, RV10 for pink  , E21, E00 for skin , E37, E25, E27 , E40 for hair , BG13, BG11 for cardigan , Distress ink spun sugar

Misc: Spellbinders nestabilities labels 4, pink twine, stickles cotton candy, heart enamel dots

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Pop in tomorrow for another cute card!



Teddy bear and love letter!


I m here with my second card for Whimsiedoodles for this month. Their january release is all about valentine images and I m head over heels in love with them .

What better way is there to show love than with a simple gesture of  teddy bear doll and a love letter. That is the theme I chose for this card . Long ago I was surprised to read that teddy bear is named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Jr. I was happy with the final output as the card looks like a letter and a teddy bear doll is on a wood table.

Here’s the lovable card .



Paper – Bazzill Peppermint cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock , wood pattern cardstock

Stamps –

Whimsiedoodles Heart String Bear digital stamp    (

Lawn fawn sophie’s sentiments (

Penny black letter background (

Inks – Antique linen distress ink, Copics E37, E25, E40, E0021 , 0  (for fur), Y15 for bow tie, R29 and R24 for hearts, versamark inkpad

Misc: Die lawn fawn stitched journaling card ( ) – for heart border , Glossy accents , red satin ribbon , white embossing powder


The close up coloring of the bear – This took quite some time to do . Had to do the speckling effect of the fur using colorless blender by doing tiny dots.

The glossy accents really come through so good!

Hope you like the card!

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Have a lovely day


Bare (Bear) Heart!


Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.,

I m happy to say that I m again guest designing for Whimsiedoodles blog. When i received the digital images of the new stamps that Melyssa had made , I fell in love with them . They are absolutely adorable. I had so many ideas using the beautiful images that I m having difficulty putting them in few cards. So here is my first card of those valentine cuties.


Isn’t he a cutie perfect for a valentine card?


Stamps: Whimsiedoodles heartbearstring digital stamp  ( )

Paper: Peppermint bazzill cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock

Ink: Copics E37, E27, E25, E40 (for bear) , Y15 for bowtie, C6, C3 for arrow, R29, R25 for heart , Antique linen distress ink

Misc: Stickles red for hearts, Wink of stella clear brush pen for heart on teddy, Hearts embossing folder, Abstract card from silhouette design store , Silhouette machine


1. Die cut the card using silhouette machine and attached a white card stock in the inside panel to make the die cut pop.

2. Resized the bear to 2.65 inches X 2.65 inches  and printed onto neenah solar white cardstock . Colored with copics and fuzzy cut it. Used wink of stella for heart on it.

3. Hand cut a circle and embossed using heart embossing folder and blended with distress ink vintage photo. Attached to card .

4. Adhered the bear using foam dots. Used stickles on hearts on card.

I ll be posting another bear card for tomorrow!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog


Time to party!

Its the end of a year and a beginning of a new one! As its said , It’s time to party with ringing of a new year!

Today’s card is about flying up in the air like how we get excited with each new beginning.


This card was made for a friend who bought a new home! Its also good for birthdays or any occasions that calls for celebrations.

Supplies :

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock,

Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, distress ink – tumbled glass, broken china, shabby shutters and peeled paint, Copics E21, Y11, C6, C1, B21, N1, YR04

Stamps: Penny black jolly friends (, Lawn fawn home sweet home (

Misc: Twine, glossy accents for ribbon

Have a blast!

Happy new year to all!


Chimneys and Christmas!

Chimneys and christmas goes like a pair . If not , atleast Santa and chimneys do ! We often have this question “how does Santa get down the chimney?” My guess is none of us have a clue to this or to answer this to a kid! There’s something about chimneys as a backdrop for any christmas theme – be it hanging stocking, gathering around a fireplace or Santa bringing the gifts ! It makes quite a fancy background for a christmas card too!

Its been crazy few days with everyone rushing to do last minute shopping for gifts .This post is perfect for the days prior to Christmas.

For this post, I made a card using chimney as the theme. Instead of Santa, we have the stamping bella uptown girl Charlie sitting by the chimney with the gift and a martini in her hand.

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Doesn’t she make a cute Christmas card?

I should have used liquid applique for the sherpa effect on the clothes and hat.


Stamp: Stamping bella uptown girl Charlie sits by the chimney (

Paper: Bazzill Peppermint cardstock , patterned paper from lawn fawn, Neenah solar white cardstock

Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Copics

Misc: Stickles , glossy accents, red ribbon

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Let the holidays begin!