Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Charming Winter Giveaway!!!

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Hello Everyone!!!
Hope you all are having a nice weekend!
Here is something that will make a crafter's weekend more fun... an AWESOME new GIVEAWAY!!!
Purple Onion Designs will be releasing an amazing new Winter Stamp Collection designed by Stacey Yacula.  
You all get chance to win THIS new stamp collection.
Not one but TWO chances!!!
 Michele and Stacey are each giving away the whole collection.  All you have to do is head over to their blogs and leave a comment for your chance to WIN by midnight EST Sunday, October 26th, 2014. !  
Two winners will be announced on Monday 10/27 over at  Purple Onion Designs Blog.

A Charming Winter will be available to purchase on Wednesday, October 29th.

You all are going to LOVE the new stamps...I can't wait to show you the samples.

Thanks for stopping by...
Good Luck!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Diwali BlogHop 2014!!!!

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Hello Everyone!!!
Welcome to Diwali Bloghop 2014!!

We are all blog-hopping today to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights! Join in and participate in the hop to learn more about the festival and see some beautiful ethnic creations!
Thank you Chaitali for hosting this beautiful hop!!

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Diwali is the Festival of Lights!! Diwali comes from the word Deepavali (Sanskrit language) means   " row of Lamps" . Its a Hindu annual festival celebrated widely in India on the last day of the last month of the lunar calendar. Usually people decorate their home with lights,or diyas(lamps made out of clay), make lots yummy sweets and enjoy with lots of Fireworks.

I'm far way from my Homeland, India...here in NJ, we don't get to celebrate Diwali exactly how we used to do it back home but I try my best to do everything so my girls know all about the traditions...I make lots of traditional sweets for family & friends, we make Rangoli together and decorate the house in evening with candles and diyas.

Now I would like to share a card and home decor project with you all...
I used a free clipart image for my projects today
(Sorry I don't own any Diwali theme stamps or stencil)
I loooove how this card turned out!
Gold and Red looks gorgeous and very festive!!
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Here are the step-by-step pics that will explain the process of making..

  • I created cut file from a free clipart image , I modified the image a bit to suit my requirements. Cut three dieuts and adhered them together with Multi Medium Matte..best adhesive for this.  
  •  I also created a stencil/mask by tracing the outer edges of the Ganesha. I used Silhouette studio designer edition for this.
  • I heat emboss the outline diecut  using WOW- Gold Sparkle EP, I used several layers  of embossing powder to create a faux metal look.
  • To create the gold sprinkled background, I used Simon Says Stamp snow stencil.
  • I used the solid diecut to mask off the area where I didn't want the gold sprinkles. then placed the stencil over it and applied Versamark ink and WOW- Gold Sparkle EP, heat embossed it.
  • Also heat embossed the sentiment.


I also made a home decor with the same cut file..

I cut it larger than the die cut in the card, Heat embossed it on both the sides using WOW Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Add few beads and a bell to make a door/ wall hanger .
First pic. shows it up close and second one is how it looks hanging on the door.

Hope you liked these projects !!
Please hop along to see all amazing projects created by a very talented group of crafters.
Here is the complete hop list...

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Diwali to all who celebrates!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge!

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Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

Its time for a new Waffle Flower challenge!!
The themes are 

Waffle Flower Challenge-Photo

Waffle Flower Challenge-White-Space
Love the inspiration pic and White space is one of favorite style to create in.

Here is my first card for the Photo inspiration..
I used...
Nina designs the stamp sets with amazing little details...that little "joy" ornament comes with a separate small hanger stamp and ornament top stamp...that makes it so easy to have a silver or
  gold metallic ornament top, like real ones.

This card is also for the following challenges..
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas in October.

Next card is for the White space challenge..
You all know by now that I love, love, love fall colors & leaves!!!
I used the leaves and sentiment froHoliday Labels – Give Thanks Stamp Set.
Stamped then with distress inks.
I also stamped some outline leaves in black from Flower Circles Stamp Set.
The label die is from the new release...Holiday Label 1.
I created the splatters with the tiny dot cluster stamp from the Starry Night set.
I love how I nice the stamped splatters look like!

This card is also for the following challenges..
Cards und More: Leaves.
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge - Fall is in the air.
Love to Scrap - Anything goes.

WF challenge runs from you can find all the details HERE.
Make sure to check out the amazing DT creations over at WF Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ME challenge card.

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Hello Everyone!!!

Today I have a cute card to share with you all.
  I usually don't finish the inside of my card, I keep it blank for hand written message.
For this card ...I did finish the inside too.
I love this ME stamp set... super cute!
For the inside I carried the same elements

I love this Second City paper collection , very colorful and fun!!!

 This card is for the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes.
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes.

Hope you like this card!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

CardMaker Magazine - Inchie Arts Blog Hop!!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Welcome to CardMaker Magazine - Inchie Arts blog hop!!!
If you are not familiar with Art Squares , you can check it out here.

I'm using Inchie Arts art squares for the first time...this stuff is absolutely amazing.
They are precision cut matboard in variety of sizes...like 1", 2" , 3" & 4".
They are like mini canvases to me.

The theme for the hop is FALL.
I love fall colors!!!

I used 3" Art square for my first card...
As I mentioned its like a mini canvas.
I stamped the card base using Hero Arts leaves stamp with white ink.
Then created my focal art square.
I used Gelatos and layer of stamping and stenciling for the background. Then added few diecut leaves( cut using Lawn Fawn dies and glitter paper, vellum and balsa wood).
For my sentiment I used a flair.
I love how this card turned out!!

This card is for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp : Use Watercolors.
Great Impressions - - Autumnal Elegance.

Next card set is using 2" art squares...
These 2" art squares were perfect for my 4 x 4 thank you card set.
Clean and simple... just heat embossed the sentiment with white and various leaves with gold, then sponged some distress ink over it. Also added few white ink splatters.
All stamps are from Paper Smooches.
This card set will make a perfect gift!!

Here are the photo of individual cards...




This card set is for the following challenges...
CASology: Splatters.
Paper Smooches Sparks: Anything Goes.

My last card is using 1" art squares..also known as Inchies...

Really these art squares are super fun to work with!!!
For this card I heat embossed the background using Hero Arts stamp and white embossing powder.
Then I heat embossed few inchies with the same stamp and white EP.
Colored the Inchies with distress ink and waterbrush.
Adhere them randomly on the cardfront.  Added some gold splatters ,gold enamel dots & rhinestones.
The sentiment is from Casual Fridays stamps.

This card is for the following challenges...
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.
AAA - Play with watercolors.
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Colors.

Hope these projects inspire you try out these Art Squares from Inchie Arts!
I love them...you will see many more projects using these on my blog in future.

Here is the complete hop list...

Hop along to see all the amazing creations and don't forget leave a comment on each stop.
Inchie Art is hosting a great giveaway!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Winner Winner!!!

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Hello Everyone!!!

Here is the winner for my WCMD giveaway...

Blogger Lisa Lara said...
Happy WCMD Piali. Love both of the cards. Love the watercoloring on the first...beautiful. I love FTHStamps and birdbrains.
October 5, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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Congrats Lisa!!!
Please email me at piali(dot) biswas(at) yahoo.com.
I'll mail your package ASAP!

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!!
Stop by tomorrow for a fabulous blog hop with a great prize!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

S.E.I Design Team!!!

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Hello Everyone!!!

I have a Happy News to share with you all!!!

I'm SEI Design Team Member now.
I'm Super excited !!!!

Check out all the details HERE.
Please hop over to S.E.I Lifestyle Blog to meet the other talented Team members.

Thanks for stopping by!!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Girl's Night Out!!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!!

I have a super fun card to share with you all!!!!

Its a new released stamp from Art Impressions.
How fun is that sentiment... super funny Halloween set!!!
I don't make many Halloween cards, so this year I didn't buy any Halloween papers yet.
I just used Distress Inks with bit of masking to create night sky background.
Very clean and simple..yet cute card!!
I colored the image with Copics.
I also added few wood veneer stars and Stickles.

This card is for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp:Transport it.
CMD-Challenge - Halloween.
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween/Christmas.

Hope you like my card!

Thanks for stopping by..

Saturday, October 4, 2014

HAPPY WCMD...and a Giveaway!!!!

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Happy World Card Making Day !!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!!! Hope you all are enjoying WCMD!!!
I have two cards and Giveaway for you all!!

First up is sweet Birthday card using Great Impressions Stamp..

Quick and easy card...with a little water coloring and white heat embossing.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and paper from Crate paper.

This card is for the following challenges...
Crafting At the Weekend - Anything goes.


Next one is a CUTE belated birthday card...

The cute Bird digi image is from " From Your Heart Stamps".
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the lovely paper is from Avery Elle.

This card is for the following challenges...
Moxie Fab World: Inspiration.
( I picked the fun color of the Inspiration pic)



Now I have small giveaway for all my lovely Blog Followers...

Please leave a comment by October 7th, 2014.
I will announce the winner here on October 8th, 2014.

Butterfly Reflections,Ink is hosting a fab WCMD challenge...
Two great themes... Inspiration and Sketch.


  
Playalong with BRI to win two great prizes!!

There are so many lovely Giveaways & Challenges happening all around the blog land...go make cards and enjoy!!!

Good Luck!
Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

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For Creative blog hop check HERE.

Happy National Coffee Day!!!!

I ♥♥♥ Coffee...coffee, cold coffee, coffee ice cream, tiramisu, and everything with cofffee in it.
Even my famous brownies have coffee in it...YUM!!!!
Amy and Chaitali are the hosting a fun Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  So I decided to join in..
You can find all the participant links  at Chaitali Narla's Blog

Talk about  perfect timing!! 
I checked the mailbox after getting the kids from school and guess what was in it????  
A package from Lawn Fawn...with my fave stamp set..YAY!!!!
I had to use it for this hop so I whipped up a quick card.

Here is my card with my silly mug
( I have a big collection of coffee mugs..I love using them)
I didn't waste time looking for a perfect background paper...just stamped my own using all the yummy Avery Elle inks.
I this Lawn Fawn- Love You A Latte stamp set.

 I used a lot of Wink of Stella glitter for the background...its kind of hard to see on the photo.
It is very sparkly in real!!

This card is also for the following challenges...
Use Your Stuff - Food  or Drink.
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card...don't forget to hop along to see all the amazing Coffee creations!!
Thanks Amy and Chaitali for hosting this hop!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Creative Blog Hop!!!

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Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!!!

Today I have a special post for one of my very talented crafty friend....ISHA.
She tagged me last week for a Creative Blog Hop ...you can see it HERE.
Isha is super sweet person and amazing papercrafter, she asked to join in for this hop, so I'm here . 
Writing is not my favorite thing , so I'll keep it short.
I have to answer 4 questions and here they are..

1. What am I working on?
I'm currently working on some card samples for Art Impressions Stamps...love their new stamps!!
I'm also getting ready to start my 2014 holiday card making ...and working on few cards for a upcoming new DT ( Sorry!I can't spill the beans yet.)

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Ok!! Here comes the TRICK question. I don't have a Signature style, so I'm not sure if my work is very different from others. I create in all styles..I love to follow new trends, try out new techniques.  My style has definitely evolved , its quite different than what it was 5 years ago.
My most favorite style is simple and simple cards with lots of White.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I love HANDMADE stuff. I like to give handmade gifts...thats how I started making cards. Now its my favorite hobby. I also make quilts, jewelry and now scrapbook layouts too.


4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I find my inspirations from the products. I try to follow latest trends.When I want to create something I just sit with the stamps and papers...stare at them for a while and then slowly the design comes to my mind.


Ok! I might have bored you all a lot with all these Q/A...now here is a card..
Its a fun thing I love doing...Stencils and doodling!
I used Heidi Swapp -Butterfly Layered stencil and Distress inks.
Then doodled over it with copic Multiliner pen.
Heat embossed the sentiment from Papertrey ink with WOW embossing powder.

This card is for the following challenges...
CASology: Flutter.

Now the fun part of the hop I get to tag few of my crafty friends...

First person I'm tagging is.....AMY .  
Amy is one of my most Favorite paper crafter ....she is the sweetest person ever! Amy has a big contribution in what I'm as a crafter today. In 2009 I started blogging and playing with challenges . Amy was in 365 cards challenge DT back then , I used play regularly, she used visit my blog everyday and leave the sweet comments. She always encouraged me !!! 
I love you AMY!!!
Amy joined this hop already so you can find her post ..HERE.
♥♥♥

The next crafty friend is from the other side  of the globe.
Hussena from India!
She is from my hometown, unfortunately we never met in person.
When I was in India in 2011-13 , I virtually meet her thru the blogland .
She is a very talented paper crafter and a very sweet person!
She is one of the few person who visits my blog regularly and leaves lovely comments.
Thank you Hussena!!
It seems like I joined the hop very late, she joined it earlier than me...so you can read all about her..HERE.
♥♥♥

I have so many crafters on my mind but all seems to be super busy at this time.

I have one more person to mention....

She is my migrating crafty friend....whom I love a lot and I wish to be like her when I GROW UP in this crafty world.
She is KAROLYN !!!
Now let me tell u why I call her my MIGRATING friend...she lives in Washington for the whole Summer and migrates to Arizona in winter....how fun is that!!!!
She is AH-MAZING papercrafter... you should see her die cutting skills, she works MAGIC with the dies..traditional and digital!
You must have seen her work in Papercrafts Magazine...she gets published a lot!.
As Karolyn just moved to AZ she won't able to join in for the hop now...but I would love,if all just visit her blog and say hi!
♥♥♥

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post!
Thank you Isha for tagging me!!!

Today I'm sharing another fun card over at CARDMAKER blog...

Check it Here.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

I scrapbook too....

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Hi Crafty Friends!!!
Happy Friday!

Sometimes I scrapbook too....not regularly but I love it!
I wish I had great photographs.
Hopefully Santa brings me a good camera....I really wanna learn to take great photos.
When it comes to layout ,I'm not the CAS kind ...I like  cluster-y look(  if that makes any sense).

Here is a layout for my younger one( she is 9 now.. can't call her the little one anymore)
Taking photo of the LO is quite a challenge for me.
I want all my crafty friends give me an honest opinion about this.
Do you all think I'm good or OK-ish at this paper crafting thing, or I should stick to card making only???

Here is a close look at this LO...
The papers are from Me & My Big Ideas.
I also used few scraps diecut pieces .
I created the watercolor background with Gelatos and added few wood veneers and enamel dots.

This LO is for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes.
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but card.

Thanks for stopping by!!!