Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Spellbinders December 19th Blog Hop

Hello, friends!
I'm so excited to be a part of the Spellbinders December Blog Hop today. I have THREE projects to share using several dies from the Exquisite Splendor Collection by Marisa Job.

You should have arrived from Desiree Kuemmerle's blog. Today, we are celebrating and featuring the following collections: 


First up, I have this card to share featuring the Square Medallion Tiles Dies. This is an absolutely gorgeous tile die set, and is simply versatile. There's so much one can do with this die set. Here's how I used it on my card:

This card was really simple to put together! I started by die-cutting the Square Medallion Tiles Dies from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White #110 LBS cardstock. Then, I coloured the die cut using three shades of Alcohol Markers by Altenew. This did not take much time at all, and was fairly simple to colour. 

Next, I matted the tile die cut on to some dark blue paper, and then gold foil cardstock. I also matted the centres of the die cut with gold foil cardstock to give it a more complete look. Finally, I stamped a sentiment directly on my card base, and it was done! :)

Next up, I have a Gift Box to share using the Square Medallion Tiles Dies and Blooming Floral Wreath Dies. I am sure most of you know by now, how much I adore making them! Here's one I created using these two die sets. 

I created the basic gift box using the Heart Flower Box Dies. This box die is simply amazing; I love it for the finish it gives, and the way it makes work so much more easier. :)

I used the Square Medallion Tiles Dies for creating the intricate background on the lid of the box. Next, I used the tiny flower dies from the Blooming Floral Wreath Die Set to create the floral cluster. I used three different sizes of the same flower die to create the flowers. I coloured them using Dye inks from Altenew and shaped them using embossing tools. I also added pollens to the centres to give the flowers a complete look. 

Here's a close-up of the flowers. I have tried to achieve an ombre effect on them!

The leaves were die cut using the wreath die from the Blooming Floral Wreath Die Set. I snipped off the leaves from the wreath, and inked the leaves using two different green dye inks to create the perfect foliage for my box. I love how this one came together. What do you think?

Lastly, I have a Gift Basket to share, which I made using the Tulip Flower Box Etched Dies. This is such an adorable die set for creating gift baskets. Here's a look at the one I have created:

This gift basket again took no time to put together. I started by die cutting the main square base die from White cardstock. Once my base was die cut, I went ahead and die cut the tulip box sides and the tulip box side inserts. Once everything was assembled, I die cut the coordinating inserts from patterned papers. This die is fairly easy to use and so well thought of, with the base dies and the insert dies combined together perfectly. The big plus point about this set is that, you can add as many layers or as many sides as you wish to, to create the basket of your choice.I have created a four sided basket, but a hexagonal basket is just as easy to create using this die.

I used the flower dies from the Blooming Floral Wreath Die Set to create tiny little clusters on either side of the handle. I die cut the flowers from White cardstock, inked them, and then adhered them in bunches on the handle.

I did the same thing on the other side of the gift basket. I made a slightly smaller bunch on this side to give the basket a balanced look.

The leaves are from the Blooming Floral Wreath Die Set. I inked them in green to go along with the mini flowers. I have added a bunch of chocolates inside the basket to show you how many chocolates can be fit in one small basket like mine. I hoe you like the idea. :)

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog Hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Blog Hop List:
Next, on the hop is Jennifer Snyder's blog. I have also included the full blog hop list so that you don't you get lost.

                         Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I would love to hear your views on my projects.
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop | Winner Announcement

Hello everyone!

I'm here to announce the winner from the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop. Thank you so much for leaving such wonderful comments on my post! I am so happy to know you liked my projects. :)

I used for selecting the winner.

The lucky winner is 

Congratulations to you, Mugdha! Please e-mail Altenew at with the subject line Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Winner from Hussena's blog to claim your certificate.

Thank you once again, everyone!