Faith and love


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I wanted to use stamps I have not used before or ones I have not used enough. This sentiment stamp has not been used before.
img_3411I started with sun stencil using scattered straw and squeezed lemon distress inks. I stamped the sentiment with versa ink. I diecut a MFT butterfly and colored it with zig clean color pens. added a ribbon with a button. I added some shimmer with spectrum noir pen.

Here is the inside another butterfly with zig pens.


Added this to two challenges:

Come and get it– No designer paper; The ribbon girl– Anything image and


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Unicorn birthday wishes


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It was my niece’s birthday, so used Kelly as my inspiration for this card.


I started with a cloud stamp, when I was removing it from the package the stamp tore- it is a very old stamp. when I saw it broke I thought it was perfect since I needed only the outline and now it was not a full cloud it worked perfectly. I started with embossing it in white. Then I stamped the unicorn from Simon Says Stamp in versafine ink. I masked the unicorn and added the stars. I dried it all. I used zig pens and carefully watercolored without coloring the stars. Once done I colored the stars, unicorn and clouds with copics. I used novo drops I had made earlier and added some shimmer with spectrum noir pen.

I am adding this in four challenges Inky Chicks– Anything goes; Try it on Tuesday– Anything but Square and Unicorn challenges– January Blues; Sparkle and Sprinkle– use embossing powder(on clouds)

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Happy Birthday to a friend


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I made this for a friend. I was inspired by MFT DT and Julia( I love the way she organizes her roses)


I started with red card stock and then used versa mark ink and ranger gold embossed powder with an MFT background stamp. Love how it came out. I added a ribbon. Three roses using the same paper and embossing as the background.The rolled roses form MFT are fabulous, Added more diecuts of leaves from the wild greenery. I diecut a label and added a simple Happy Birthday sentiment and to add balance added three gold sequins. stickles on the roses and leaves finished the panel. Popped it on the card with foam.

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Happy Birthday


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My husband needed a card at work. This is a 5×7 card. 
img_3394I started with a bristol smooth panel. I diecut the MFT soda pop bottles and straw with the same paper. I started with sponging the distress ink on the panel and doing the bottle simultaneously with that color. The paper is fabulous and helps the ink sponge smoothly. I used carved pumpkin(my favorite orange now), candied apple, scattered straw and tumbled glass. I added the matching color stamps on the bottle. I sprayed it with water and used a towel to lift off some color. My daughter suggested that I stagger the straws so that is what I did. Initially I stamped the sentiment directly on paper, did not like it so I rest amped it on another piece and cut it to size and popped it on the panel. I added shine with spectrum noir pen on the bottles. I added the pearls last from my stash.This was backed on a piece of black card stock. Now I love my black card stock so from the center of the panel I removed a piece so  do not waste paper.

I enjoyed thoroughly making the inside. This is the first time I used this MFT balloon stencil and I am in love with it.


I used tons of distress inks. I started with candied apple, then scattered straw, tumbled glass. The next row with carved pumpkin, shaded lilac, twisted citron. the next rho was the big spun sugared on the sides is squeezed lemonade, green(can’t recall the name) and ripe persimmon. I stamped Happy Birthday. While ding this I used lots of masking.

I am adding it to three challenges

Craftygirlscreations– Anything goes; seize the birthday– Anything goes and Aud sentiments challenge– anything goes.

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Happy birthday Shaker and slider card

I enjoyed making this card. It has both Shaker and slider element. I was inspired by Emily Cupeley. I tried following her instructions, her card is way better.
img_3307I used Lawn Fawn mermaid set. The sentiments are from Simon says stamp. I used distress inks and sequins. the mermaid was also colored with distress inks.

Here is another New Year card.

img_3303I liked Gina K cards with sunshine in the background so made this inspired by her. I used MFT sun rays stencil with distress inks. First I had stamped the tulips but while coloring with copics they got messed up i decided to make the background panel again and use those same tulips, so i cut them and added to this card. Dry embossed the background. Added layers and ribbon.

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New year and holiday cards


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Here are all the holiday cards I made at the end of 2016. To keep up with my latest projects and cards – instagram handle: zehra/rosebest

All of these cards were personalized using the Penned Alphabet set from Concord and 9th. Love this set. A truly worth buying set.

img_3205I used Altenew henna elements and colored with zig clean color pens. Gold embossed added sequins and ribbon.

img_3272Male cards are always a little hard for me, but this turned out well, a little lace is always good. MFT stamps and dies.


A simple shaker card with tons of sequins and MFT background die. also used viva pen for glitter.


This was a male card made easy by tons of Impression obsession dies and stickles, soft distress inks background.

img_3203Another male card with snowman-paperpieced and dies colored with distress inks.

img_3206This was made with a tim hotlz stencil and Altenew Lily stamp with Altenew inks.

img_3209Dry embossed the background and added rolled roses fro MFT-love to color them with distress inks. ribbon and pearls are great to give finishing touches.

img_3269I used a digital stamp from Make it Crafty and colored with copics. Added tons of white gel pen.

img_3202I won a few stamps in Instagram and these were so adorable I made a little scene. colored with distress markers. lots of stickles.


I used martha stewart punch for the wreath and a cute snowman stamp from my stash colored with gel pens. Stencl at the back is from MFT.

img_3288This is nothing but embossing with silver and gold ranger embossing powder.

img_3287First time I used Rub ons in the background. Santa is colored with copics.

img_3274Used inlay techniques with MFT ornaments die colored with zig pens. gems completed the card

img_3273Aren’t these penguins adorable. loved making hills and coloring with copics. Lots of stickles. This was a male card too.

img_3177Last a few lip balm holders. check the lip balms here-


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Cards done but not posted


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As I reflect on the new year, I noticed I have not kept up with my blog. I have made several cards but have only put them in instagram- my handle there is zehra/rosebest.

Here are some cards that are made with lots of different products, I will list them under each card.

img_3007I love altenew vintage roses, and they were made with Altenew inks. The sentiment and diecut is from Hero arts. Ribbon, sequins and stickles completed the card.






These has dry embossing in the background and then a flower from Heartfelt creations colored with distress inks. Sentiment form MFT stamps.


Oh! this was so fun to make, lots of stickles, MFT unicorn stamps and cloud die. Sequins completed the card.


A card to encourage. the stencil in the background are from Paper trey ink, the sentiment is from The tons stamp. The flower is an MFT die. I love sequins and lace.

Here is a fun painting my daughter made, I love it.


A card I made for a staff that lost a dear one. This was a 8.5 x7 card. the digital stamp is form The tiddly inks. Colored with copics. Sentiment from Hero arts


A card I made to celebrate a friend’s happiness.. Used hero arts stamps and some doodling.Colored with copics and lots of clear embossing, at least three layers.


another congratulations card for a baby shower. These are all MFT dies and Impression obsession dies.


Last here are some lip balm holders I made for an order. if you have not tried our lipbalms, check them out here

img_3277 be30c801-ddd4-4460-b912-b756174e6665these are fun sketch books made at my daughter’s bday party.

Thank you for visiting. My next post will have all the new year cards and holiday cards I made at the end of 2016.

A ton of cards


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Here are some cards I have made but did not post. I had made this for my niece, love the image and the ups daisy flowers. MFT dies.
img_2759This was for my son, the bold balloons are fun, MFT stamps and dies.
img_2643My daughter made this background, love it. MFT stamps and dies.img_2143 a fun card for our secretary. MFT stamps and dies.img_1934img_1935this was fun to make, the sunset and the scene. Sweet and sassy stamp and tim hotly stencil.img_1847A card for my sweet daughter. MFT stamps and dies.img_1844This was for my cousin who completed her PHD. Altenew stamps and inks. Love their inks. PTI die.img_2900Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments.