Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy Day!

Hello friends,
I am on a roll these past few days and  I have yet another card to share with you all, but in my defence I am trying to use up all my hoarded stamps and trying to put them to good use. My today's card is especially created for the Ellen Hutson Mix It up challenge and I have gone all bold and dramatic this time around.

Here's a look at what I have created :

A side view :

To create my card, I first die cut a water color panel and then stencilled the background using MFT Petal Circle stencil and distress inks Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber inks, then on a separate cardstock, I stamped and watercolored my flowers and leaves using Ellen Hutson Bold blooms set. I fussy cut the images and created my flower cluster and glued everything down. Then I used my Stampoholic tool to stamp the sentiment and the dots around my flower cluster and as a final touch added some white gem stones to my flower centre and my card was finished. 
I was pretty happy with the end result as its quite a bit different from my usual style :)

I am also entering this card in the following challenges :

Paru's Cardmaking challenge : New
Word Art Wednesday # 217 : Anything Goes

Hope you all like my card. Please do let me know your views regarding it. I love hearing from you :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Altenew love!

Hello friends,
I  have a card to share today and I am kind of excited about this because it's completely stamped one layer card, in the sense that I did not use a card panel to adhere on the card base instead this was directly done on the card base itself and Its my first try with a background building stamps and I am so thrilled with the results.
Here's a look at what I have created :

And here's an another view :

These both view were clicked on different days hence the change in photo props :)
To create this card, I first stamped the border using the Wplus 9 Borders and Backgrounds 2 set using Altenew Warm Sunshine ink. Then I stamped the flower from the Altenew Vintage Flowers set using their Red Cosmos inks ..So perfect for the layered look.
The leaves and foliage were stamped from Altenew Beautiful Day set. It's such a gorgeous set with beautiful flowers and foliage images.... Totally in love with it :) The leaves and foliage were also stamped with Altenew Green Fields ink. I colored the small flowers using various Altenew inks. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Day set and stamped using their Jet Black ink. Finished the card with some black ink spatters and PPP sequins.

 The colors in my card are very much inspired from the gorgeous picture inspiration from the Fusion card challenge. They are celebrating their 2nd anniversary this time and they have such an amazing line up of inspiration from various designers ..I just had to play along !!

I am entering this card for the following challenges :

Fusion card challenge - 2nd Anniversary celebration.
Paru's Card Making challenge -New (I have used the Wplus9 and Altenew Beautiful Day set for the first time).
Addicted to Stamps and More- Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Hope you all like my card Please leave me your views regarding it ..I love hearing from you :)
Have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hello !!

Hello friends,
I have a card to share today and it was made using Neat and Tangled stamp and dies which I have been hoarding for quite sometime now!
This is my first buy at a stamp and die combo and I was like a kid with a new toy while trying it out :D ...I stamped and colored all my images on the Fabriano Brustro watercolor paper and believe me this paper is a pain to fussy cut with especially with tiny images, but thankfully I had the cordinating die set to rescue :)

So here's a look at my card ...I have clicked it in all angles possible because I loved it that much :D

I told you didn't, I ?
Okay, so a little bit about how I went about creating this ...All the elements on my card are stamped and die cut ..The embroidery hoop does not have a co-ordinating die ..Its an another stand alone die which you can buy separately but alas I didn't have it so I improvised with my circle dies to cut the inner circle the outer part was fussy cut then watercolored with Vintage photo Distress ink and embossed with the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder to give it a more natural look. All the flowers and leaves and even the butterfly were watercolored with a combination of Distress inks and the Nirmal watercolors that I mentioned about in my last post here.
The background of my cardbase is embossed using Wendy Vecchi embossing paste to which I added a little bit of vintage photo ink and the stencil I used is from Winnie and Walter creative screenings (Do you see what I see).
Hope you all like my card.Would love to hear your views on it so do drop me a line :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Little Tangles #64 : Hello
Paru's Cardmaking challenge : New
Stamping Smiles Design : Tic Tac Toe ( I have used the middle grid. (Sparkles, Embossing, New).

Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, January 4, 2016


Hi friends,
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
Hope this year fulfills all the expectations you have and brings you a lot of joy and hope.

I wanted to start this new year by sharing a card I made using my favorite Altenew stamp ..This is one of their older release but I recently laid hand on it for the first time and I was quite happy to play with it...The only catch for me though is this stamp has open images meant for coloring and I have quite limited skills when it comes to coloring :( Nevertheless, I gave it a go using a new coloring medium which was gifted to me by a dear friend and fellow blogger Tejal...Its the Nirmal transparent watercolor booklet. This is small book which is filled with vibrant colors something along the lines of Peerless watercolors. I really had fun working with it.
And here's what I have created with it :

And a  close up of the glittered sentiment which is die cut from glitter washi tape:

To create this card, I first stamped and heat embossed images from Persian Motif set and colored it using the Nirmal transparent water colors. The butterfly is from the  Altenew Wild Hibiscus set and the  stripes on the side panel is stamped and heat embossed using a Bo Bunny stamp. Finished this card with some sequins from Winnie and Walter and spattered some droplets on the card using the same colors as the ones used for coloring the image.

Before I created this card, I first practised my coloring skills on some gift tags!
Here they are :

 Hope you like my card and tags!
Before I end this post I have some happy news to share. I have been selected as design team member for the PPS blog. PPS is an UAE based online craft store and I am quite thrilled to join their team. I can't wait to start working with the talented ladies on the team.

I am entering my card in the following challenges :
Paru's cardmaking challenge : New.
Stamping smiles Design : Tic Tac Toe (I have used the  middle row embossing, sparkle and new).