Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger Challenge


When I saw the Tuesday Trigger photo last week, I immediately had an idea of what I wanted to do. Unfortunately I didn’t get to make it on time! I am sharing this card anyways. Here is the Trigger photo:

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I pretty much copied what’s in the picture. Here is my card:

TT painterly palette

From top left: Tumbled Glass, Scattered straw+CTMH blush, Dried Marigold, Tumbled glass, CTMH sunny yellow, SU! Calypso coral. CTMH Sky, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed

I used two circle punches to punch out the white rings. For the inside, I inked up the punched circles with distress inks and other dye inks. For the top center I mixed some orange and yellow to get the shade I wanted.

Once the circles were done, I placed them inside the rings flushing the edges, and placed a tape on the back to hold them in place.

I cut a 2″ square gray card stock and adhered it to the card base. Then the circles with the rings were adhered with 1/8″ foam tape.

Here is a close up:

TT painterly palette

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Say What set, and it is stamped with Versafine Smokey Gray ink.

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Tuesday Trigger: Scene in Tangerine

Hello friends!

I am here to share a card that I made based on the Tuesday Trigger Scene in Tangerine. Leave it to me to submit a card on the very last day when there was three weeks of time!

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The card:

TT Scene in Tangerine

Some of you may recognize this card as resembling the one I had made for CASE Study #148. It was such an efficient design, I knew right then that I would revisit it.

In this case, I used Satin embroidery floss and wound it around a piece if watercolor paper (for sturdiness). I threaded through the beads as I went around, each one of them has exactly seven lines through them.

The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Smokey Gray; my new favorite ink. I finally found a Gray that I love!

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Tuesday Trigger:Pretty Little Petits Four

Have you seen the yammy Tuesday Trigger¬†inspiration at Moxie Fab World? It is too good to pass up ūüôā

I went for a very literal interpretation (which I usually do), except in my card, the design is like wall decor:

Tuesday Trigger

The¬†wood-grain¬†pattern is a free digital paper from Mel. I printed it on an off-white paper and trimmed it (unfortunately the trimmer was bad and wouldn’t cut straight). I adhered the wood-grain piece directly on the card base, which is Walnut cream card stock from Bazzill. Again, I did a pretty bad job as I was taking it off and placing it trying to make it straight when my piece itself wasn’t straight!

Next I adhered  the pink squares which are like little vases. Wondering how they are like vases? Here is another shot where I placed a small branch of dried flowers in one of them:

Tuesday Trigger

This is how they look close up:


The pink flowers are real flowers as well. They are cherry blossoms which I had picked earlier today. Normally I would have made some paper flowers, but since I am away from home and don’t have any of my flower punches or dies with me, I decided to use the real flowers.

I wonder how they would look like dried up…I will do an update photo next week.

Given all the imperfections I was still happy with the way this card turned out. I suppose it just goes with the natural elements in it.

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Tuesday Trigger: Wake-up Call

Hello friends!

I am back home after a week in New¬†Orleans,¬†Louisiana. Being there reminded me that I can handle freezing temperatures and scorching heat…but not humidity! But aside from the weather, it was nice strolling around and checking out the old city (specially when there was a nice breeze ).

I missed making a card, so as I soon as I got a chance, I made this simple card inspired by this week’s Tuesday Trigger:

and here is the card:


I used stamps from the Clearly Besotted Warm Wishes stamp set. It was quite simple. I stamped the cup and saucer image on patterned paper, trimmed it and adhered it to the pool panel. I then embossed the vapor with white embossing powder. Similarly the sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock.

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Tuesday Trigger: Magical Magnolia


Once again playing along with the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.

There is no way I would have passed up on this amazing trigger photo:

This is just so pretty! While wondering what flower stamp to use, I realized that this Hero Arts stamp was just perfect for this trigger!

Here is my card:


I embossed the stamp in gold, colored the flowers with Copic markers and then cut out the negative space with a craft knife.

Next I cut out two rectangular frames out of shimmery gold card stock (again using my craft knife) I attached the trimmed image to the back of the top frame. I placed foam tape all around and over the bottom frame, then placed the top frame over it. I hope this made sense! This way, you get some space under the flowers which make them look like they are floating. The sentiment is embossed in gold.

Here is how it looks against the light:


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Tuesday Trigger: Friendly Flowers


I just made a card for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.

I never used felt before, so this was a good chance to give it a try. I die cut some flowers out of felt and tried to make a “square pillow” with paper fringes around the edges.

friendly flowers

I know, it doesn’t look like much of a pillow! I am not sure why I rounded the edges…I should have had the sides curved in…ah well, maybe next time ūüôā

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Tuesday Trigger: Pastel Pretties


A very quick post to share a card for the Tuesday Trigger challenge:

Here is my card:

Candy Jar

It’s a candy jar and here is how I made it:

  • I found a free jar image, sized it and printed two copies on acetate
  • Trimmed the jars and placed a thin line of Pinflair glue gel (Thanks Taheerah!) along the edges of one of them, keeping the top open.
  • Carefully placed the other jar on top and left it to dry for about an hour
  • When it was dry, filled the jar with sugar coated candies (recipe: 5 punched circles glued together)
  • Wrapped white¬†embroidery¬†floss around the neck of the jar and tied it in a bow.
  • Finally squeezed in some satin fabric through the thread to make a covering for the cap.

I didn’t have a stamp saying “welcome baby” so I just wrote it out with a silver pen.

You may be wondering why I made a baby card with a jar of candies…well, the pastel colors reminded me of baby themed colors, so there it is.

One last thing, I am happy to let you know that the candies move around when you tilt the jar or shake it. However, I am very sad to let you know that my daughter destroyed the card right after I took a picture of it. My fault, in my hurry I left the card in the ¬†photo tent, which I keep on the floor…and she had been eyeing those candies while I was making the card. Ah well, at least the candies are intact and next time I make the jar, I will try to do a neater job.

Well, I guess it wasn’t a quick post after all!¬†Thanks for stopping by ūüôā

Tuesday Trigger’s Emerald Elegance

Hello everyone!

I usually make a card for the Tuesday Trigger challenges on the weekends, but this time I couldn’t wait until the weekend! Here is the reason:

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I really like the colors and print of the fabric! But more so the head piece with the butterfly!! Initially I wanted to incorporate all the elements in my card, but there just wasn’t enough space for it, so this is what I made:

Tuesday Trigger: Emerald  elegance

This is how I made the background of my “head-piece”:

  • I die cut an oval from Post-it label and used the negative to ink the center area with distress ink “peacock feathers”
  • while the mask was still on, I stamped some flowers and leaves with the same ink. I also did a few dabs with distress stain “picket fence” but the effect was very subtle.
  • I removed the negative mask and placed the oval mask over the area I just inked and lightly inked the surrounding to create an ombre look
  • When everything was dry I embossed the gold frame.

I had to press the piece under some weight as it got a bit warped. Popped it up on some foam dots and attached the feather and the flower. I wish I could say I made the flower, but it is store bought. It is made of fabric. I think the feather is a mini peacock feather, I am not sure though. I found it on the floor of one of the Isle at Michaels where there were Peacock feathers. I asked the cashier if I could have it and she said yes. So I got it for free!

Here is the card from another angle:


Thanks for stopping by! If  you have any questions, feel free to ask!

P.S Special thanks to Taheerah for helping me decide on a design element!



Tuesday Trigger: Pattern Play


I am here with a card for the current Tuesday Trigger challenge at Moxie Fab World.

Love this pattern so much! My first idea was to stamp a similar pattern on a card base. I looked up some stamps, and then I remember this doily die by lifestyle crafts. Using the negatives of the die, I made this card:

Pattern Play

Some of you may recognize a similar card which I had made some time ago. I had used the same technique there. I recall at that time I did not have a metal sham, and it took me a lot of tries (wit a lot of masking tape on the back of the die) to get it to cut through all those  tiny pieces! However, this time I just had to run it once with the sham, and the pieces were literally falling off!

I placed a dot of glossy accent on the back of the little pieces and pressed the doily onto my card, putting few acrylic block on top. After some time, I removed the doily carefully, and  (after some re-glue-ing, tearing and cutting with my x-acto knife) colored the pieces with Copic markers.

Here is a close-up:

pattern play

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Tuesday Trigger: Set the Table

When I saw this trigger photo at the Moxie Fab World, I pretty much had an idea of what I wanted to make.

The problem was, I didn’t have any utensil stamps, stickers or anything else.

And in these cases, once I have a clear idea, it is hard to come up with something else without trying out the first one.

So I decided to get some utensil charms. I didn’t find any, but I found a pack of plastic ones which were covered in silver glitter for just 79 cents. Since I wanted a “silvery” look, I scraped off some of the glitter, and covered them with pearl paint.

Here is my card:

utensil card

A very literal, interpretation, but what can I say, the idea just stuck to my mind!

I had fun making the plate/sentiment label.  I did not layer circles, but rather cut out rings and put them together like a mosaic. I must say, that thin gold strip took a couple of tries! However, I was happy that in the end they all fit together snugly.

close up

Not having any small stamp saying “Thank you for your hospitality” I decided to write it out. I did however ¬†use a small part of a border stamp for the flourish. I stamped with antique linen distress ink and wrote with antique linen distress marker (plus point for having both ink pad and marker in the same color!) I then traced the whole thing with star dust gel pen.

tuesday trigger card

After much deliberation on size/color/texture of the background I settled on this one, which I made by wrapping lace around white card stock. I don’t think I ever used this lace in any card before (except in the last¬†Tuesday Trigger) and I rather like this look against the white card base!

The only complaint I have is that I wish the utensils were a bit bigger (in my head they were!) so I could have made the plate a bit larger (I wanted them to be proportional) and that way, less of the background would show, with the focus mainly on the plate/utensils.

Anyways, enough rambling. Thanks for visiting, and I would love to hear your opinion!

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

craft night

I had a lot of fun in making this card! I love making miniature things and here I made a tiny ribbon spool (out of circle punches, washi tape and a strip of paper), a clear sheet for wrapping ribbons around, rolled up satin ribbon, and a bundle of silver thread held with washi tape.

I adhered everything with glue dots/double sided tape.

I printed the sentiment (font from on regular copy paper and covered it with washi tape. Trimmed and adhered on card. I am not sure if I got the message clear, but it is supposed to be an invitation to get together for some crafting!

A bit of an unusual card; this was inspired by the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World:

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Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger


A quick post to share my take on the current Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World:

I loved the photo so much I couldn’t resist making a card!

cross stitch heart

here is a close up:


I used a neutral card stock (Bazzill walnut cream) for the heart base. Using a paper piercing tool, and Tim Holtz ruler (which helped me get everything lined up at equidistant) I pierced the holes.

I wanted to use a gradient thread which I didn’t have so I just colored a white thread with four different shades of Copic markers. I forgot how long cross-stitching takes! Or maybe I am just slow…

The roses, my first attempt at making cabbage roses. I used the two smaller flowers from this memory box die to make them. I die cut five flowers of each size, distressed the edges with brown ink and the petals with a stylus, then bunched them up close and adhered them together with glossy accent.

Finally stamped “love” on one side to balance the image (I hope it looks balanced…I was running out of time).

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Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Butterfly foliage

One last card for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge.

This card was easy to make…except for the inking part. Usually it is no extra¬†hassle, as I use distress inks, but here I used an ink from Stampin’Up. It was a little difficult to get it onto paper and then make it blend¬†smoothly. But once it was done, I just adhered the die cuts with a glue pen and popped the sentiment with foam dots. ¬†The background was clear embossed with a Hero Arts stamp before applying the ink. This technique is called emboss resist, if you are new to this, you can look it up in my video tutorials.

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Stamping Fun with Tuesday Trigger


I made this card inspired by the Tuesday trigger at Moxie Fab World. However, I must confess, I made about five cards before I was satisfied with the alignment of my stamping!! They didn’t go to waste though. They are good Thank You cards, just weren’t good enough for the perfectionist me :/ For example, the one before this one had the right bottom leaf a hair closer to the “s”, and as a result, the sentiment looked unbalanced! then the one before that was just like this one except the leaves were grainier…which happens when your are stamping solid areas with dye inks. And the others with similar minor mishaps…ever wish you had an undo button while stamping? ūüėÄ

I used a Wplus9 stamp to make the plaid strip, and a Hero Arts leaf stamp for the foliage. The sentiment is from Fiskars. and here is the trigger photo which I already shared in the previous post:

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Tuesday Trigger: Sweet Dreams


I wanted to make a card exclusively for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. I love the trigger photo. It has such serene colors, and so many elements to draw inspiration from. See what I mean:

For this card, I was inspired by the abundance of square elements, the beautiful pattern on the comforter, and…do you see it? the flower and leaves on the side table. So here is my card:

Brocade & Bouquet by Tasnim

I used a Hero Arts stamp for the background pattern,and stamped it directly onto paper. You may¬†recognize¬†the flower; it is that beautiful stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamps. I don’t think I have ever used one stamp as many times as this one! I believe this is my sixth card with it ūüôā I colored it with Copic markers, cut it out, and then adhered it with foam adhesive. I have the flower sitting on 1.5″ square, which is simply white card stock scored at 1/8″ intervals.

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Stamp: Hero Arts Antique Brocade, Everyday Sayings, Clearly Besotted Stamps Happy Everything.

Ink: Stampi’Up! ¬†So Safforn, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers: R81, R83, R85, R89, G82, G94

Paper: Neenah Solar white card stock.