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!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

CardMaker-Poppy Stamps Bloghop!!!

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Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Welcome to CardMaker Magazine- Poppy Stamps Bloghop!!!
If you are here from Marybeth Lopez's blog , you are right on track, if not please start from CardMaker blog.

Today the CardMaker Blog Team is playing with gorgeous Poppy Stamps dies.
I love dies a lot and when it comes to dies my most favorite things are Butterflies & Snowflakes.
I picked few gorgeous Butterfly dies for my creations .


I used beautiful Theo Butterfly die for this card.
This die is so pretty & delicate, it!! I layered American Crafts glitter paper and vellum diecuts.
I love the recent Gold trend...its gorgeous!!!
I used the Heidi Swapp project Life card and mists. I trimmed the sentiment strip from Simple Stories paper.

This card is for the following challenges..
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Diecut.
Live & Love Crafts Challenge -  Things with wings.
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes+/or bling.
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Rock the techniques.


I used another fabulous Butterfly die for the next card... 
Its called Elsa Butterfly....
I used the two dies to dry emboss the background too.
I used some gold thread stitch the butterflies and left the loose ends of the thread to give the look of the Antennae.

This card is for the following challenges..
Keep it Simple: No Stamps.
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes.


My last card is perfect for the season.
I love FALL. 
Rich, gorgeous colors of the fall leaves are my most favorite thing about this season.
I used Leaf Silhouette die.
Distress ink and glitter papers work perfectly for this card. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
Also added a few gold mist splatters and gold thread stitching.

This card is for the following challenges..
Crafting for all Seasons - Colors of Autumn.
Creative Moments - Fall colors.

Hope you liked these cards!!!
Giveaway:
Poppy Stamps is giving away a die set to one lucky winner!!!
Hop along to see the gorgeous creations of all the members from both the teams.

Here is the Blog Hop List..

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stars!!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!!

I'm back! I'm trying to get back to regular crafty schedule, as the kids are back in School. It is much harder than it seems to get back to regular crafting, I feel lost ...missed so many things around the crafty blogland!

Today I have Waffle Flower project to share with you all...
 I used  sketch from the current Waffle Flower  Challenge for this card.
Waffle Flower Challenge Sketch 2014-08
I changed the tag into a circle.
I love this sentiment from  WF-Starry Night stamp set.
The papers are from Pebbles- Homemade collection.

This card is for the following challenges...
Die Cut Divas-New things( new papers)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned paper.
Cards Galore Encore - Make a Card.

There is still time to play along with Waffle Flower Challenge...
 Two winners will receive a stamp set of their choice and join WF team for the next challenge.  A random winner will receive a stamp set of their choice.
Lots of chance to win fabulous Waffle Flower stamps!!
Click HERE to enter.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Winner!! Winner!!!!

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Hello!
Sorry for a bit delay in posting....we have a winner of the Annie's Attic- Interactive Cards 2 Book

Congrats Iris!!! 
Please email me your addy at piali(dot)biswas(at) yahoo .com.
I'll mail the book and surprise goodies ASAP.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge

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Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Today I'm Guest Designing for my super talented friend , Virginia...YAY!!!
As you all know Virginia runs a very popular challenge called...Virginia's View challenge.

This month's theme is PAPER PIECING

Here is my card....
Usually I paper piece images...like floral or dresses , etc. Today I used a background stamp for this technique.
This gorgeous background stamp is from Hero Arts.
I used Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things paper pad . 
For a more fun look, I painted few chevrons with liquid gold leaf paint.
For sentiment I picked Simon Says Stamps' die and gold glitter cardstock.
I really like how it turned out!!!
Hope you like my card!!!

This card is for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything Goes.
Crafty Bloggers Network -Anything Goes.
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes.

To play along with  VV Challenge#7 , please visit HERE.

Thank you Virginia for having me as your GDT this month!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Published Card and a Giveaway!!!

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Hello Everyone,

This week I was organizing few of my crafty stuffs and the published magazines, while going thru all the published work  I found a few that I never shared with my blog readers. Sorry!

Today I'm sharing one of  my project which was published in Annie's Attic- Interactive Cards 2 Book
Interactive Cards 2
My first book publication...I've 4 projects in this Book.

Here is a hidden message card.. 
Lovely watercolored Heart Flower from Purple Onion Designs Stamps.
Next comes the fun interactive part...
You slide the flower center to reveal the hidden message.
You can find step by step instruction in the book, and many more fun technique.

I've an extra copy of this Book, I would like to give it away to one of my blog readers.
Interactive Cards 2
Leave me a comment , if you would like to win this book & few surprise crafty goodies..
I'll pick a lucky winner on Sept 5th, 2014.

Few more days are left ... 
Purple Onion Designs Anniversary Sale will be over on August 31st.
All stamps are 25% off...great deal, so grab your favorite POD stamps now!!
LAYOUT
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CardMaker- The Paper Loft Bloghop!!

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Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to CardMaker Magazine and The Paper Loft blog hop!!!
Today Cardmaker Magazine Blog Team members are joining with the The Paper Loft Team for fabulous Bloghop.
If you are new to The Paper Loft company, please visit them HERE to see the great paper collections.
As you all know I love patterned papers a lot , I think a perfect patterned paper is best tool for card making. Pretty paper does most of the work for you.
Today I have created few quick & easy birthday cards using The Paper Loft products.

As a mom of two girls I'm always in  need of b'day cards and more girly cards so I created 2 girly birthday cards and one for boy.
I love the pretty Truly Scrumptious collection!!!
Tons of pretty girly papers and perfect sentiments.

I used the same papers for another CAS card... 


Next one is for the boys....

The lovely papers did all the job I just simply glued them on the cardfront!!
I used In The Zone papers, sentiment from Truly Scrumptious and the focal image from BOYS WILL BE BOYS story book page.

These card are for the following challenges...
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - For the kids.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes.

 I had a blast creating with these lovely paper products... you will see more of these papers in my future creations.
Hope you liked my cards!!!
Enjoy the hop and make sure leave comments on each stop.
The Paper Loft is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their online store to one winner on their blog .

Here is the blog hop list...

Next stop is Debbie Seyer's blog.

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy hopping!!!




Friday, August 22, 2014

Anniversary Sale!!!

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Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!!

The Purple Onion Designs Anniversary sale starts today.... all stamps are 25% off !!!
The sale ends on August 31st...so hurry and get your cute stamps now.

I have two POD cards to share with you all.
Two very different style cards.

First one is with paper piecing ....
Love the POD-Heart Flower stamp, its great for paper piecing.
I used the Fancy Pants- Burlap & Bouquets paper pad and some gold punchinella.  
The sentiment is from POD-Birthday Wishes Hopscotch. the font!!

This card is for the following challenges..
Brown Sugar – Let's get Krafty.
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes.
Stemplegarten -Paper Piecing.

Next one is a super fun card... 
...it has a 3D effect to it, as the layers are popped up than the other!
The sentiment is from POD- A Beautiful Day sentiment set.

This card is for the following challenges..
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stempelsonnen Challenge -  Anything Goes +stamp.
The Sisters of Craft - Anything goes.



Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge #2!!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Waffle Flower Challenge

Hope you have seen the Waffle Flower Crafts new release ....an awesome  bunch of stamps & dies.
I have used some of the new released stamps for my card today.

Challenge #2  has two themes....Sketch and Technique


Waffle Flower Challenge Sketch 2014-08Waffle Flower Challenge Technique 2014-08


I have combined both the themes for this card...
I used the sketch and the created a small scene on the tag.
I have used...
Stars from Bowtiful stamp set,
Tiny houses and hills from Homemade Christmas stamp set,
Sentiment is also from the Homemade Christmas stamp set,
and tag stamp from Surface Tag stamp set.

I also used few dies ...
I absolutely love the tiny dies....its Waffle Flower Craft's special thing.

Speaking of dies ...don't you all just looooove the Santa Tag add on???
Surface – Tag Die – Santa Add-on-01
Its my Favorite...I was so tempted to use this for the card but I'm saving it for this year's Holiday cards.

The patterned paper is from my recent favorite paper pad...Fancy Pants- Meology collection.

This card is for the following challenges..
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes.
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes.

Hop over to WFC Blog check out the fabulous DT creations and enter your cards to win !!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello!!!

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 Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!!!

A quick post to share a cute card I made using Purple Onion Designs Stamps...

I watercolored the images and background with Inktense pencils.
Stamps used are Blooms, Shadow(Owl) and Sign

Added some diecuts and embellies ...fun and simple "hello" card.

This card is for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes.
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes.

Hope you like this card.
POD is having  Overstock Sale...don't forget to check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fun Technique...

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Hello Everyone!!!

Today, I'm sharing a fun technique over at CardMaker Blog.

Stop by to check it out... HERE
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, July 28, 2014

CardMaker-The Stamps of Life blog hop!!!

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Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to CardMaker- The Stamps of Life Bloghop!!
Today, we're creating with The Stamps Of Life team for this special hop.
If you are new to The Stamps of Life products...please check them out HERE. I'm sure you will like the gorgeous stamps and dies collection!!!

I picked two fabulous stamp sets for my cards...

For the first card  I used watercolors with the Scribbles2stamp set .
Those sketchy circles look great as flowers. I heat embossed them on watercolor paper and then colored them with Distress inks. I loooove how turned out!!!
The sentiment is from Phrases2say set.
Just added few vellum stems and leaves for a fun look. 

Next I used the same stamps for a totally different look...
I heat embossed the background and sponged distress inks. I used silhouette cut file to cut the circular sentiment panel. The sentiment is again from the Phrases2say set...this set is full of great sentiments!!!

I also used the stamps for the inside of the card...
Inside sentiment is from Scribbles2stamp set.

These cards are for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Embossing.
Pile It On -Embossing.
That Craft Place -Anything Goes.

Hope you all like my cards!
I had a blast creating with The Stamps of life stamps!!!
 I'm sure you will see me using these sets a lot in future.

The Stamps of Life have a giveaway of three stamp sets ($12.95 value or less)  on their Blog.
Make sure to hop along and leave a comment for your chance to win!!!
Here is the complete Hop List....


Thanks for stopping by ...
Enjoy the hop!!