Thursday, November 27, 2014

Giveaway!!

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Hello Everyone!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all US crafty Friends!!!

I'm very Thankful for all blog followers!
 I really appreciate your support and lovely comments.
Today I have a GIVEAWAY for my Blog Followers only..
...my little way of saying Thanks!!
I'm giving away a $50 ART IMPRESSIONS stamps Gift Certificate .
This GIVEAWAY is open for all my BLOG FOLLOWERS only , all round the Globe.

You can FOLLOW my Blog...links are on the sidebar.
You can follow me on INSTAGRAM.
You can LIKE my FACKBOOK page.

Leave me  a COMMENT here saying...
" Whats on CRAFTY wishlist from SANTA?"

I CRAFTY wishes are...
A DSLR Camera
and
A Magentic Platfrom for my Evolution Advance.

This Giveaway open till  November 30th, 2014.
I'll pick a winner on Dec 1st.

Giveaway Alert: 
Next two weeks will be very busy here, I have few Blog hops and lots of Giveaway coming up!!!
Stay tuned...

I also have a card for you all...
My favorite style CAS "Thank You" card

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
The wood veneer leaf is from Nine & Co.

This card is for the following...

I have two cards over at Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog , stop by to check it out.
Butterfly Reflections, Ink is having a GREAT SALE
 30% of on Entire order including sale items , now through 12/1.


Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great Turkey day and enjoy BLACK FRIDAY shopping!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Season's Greetings!!

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Hello Crafty Folks!!!

Hope all my US crafty friends are getting ready for the BIG turkey day ;)
and of  course for the Black Friday retail therapy!!!
I start prep-ing for the big meal today, before I get busy with all of that I want to share a cute Holiday card with you all.
A CAS cutesy card!!!
Loooooooooove that Penguin!!
The sentiment is from POD-Scripty Holiday Sentiment set.
I colored the image with Copics and applied Distress Glitter for snow.

This card is for the following challenges..
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes.
Try It On Tuesday- Christmas is coming.
Stamping Sensations -  Simply Christmas.

Please stop by tomorrow for my THANKS TO FOLLOWERS giveaway.
See you later...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hello!

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Hello Everyone!!

Lately I have too many holiday products on the craft desk...its just that time of the year!!
So I thought of stretching my holiday  products a bit...I made a CAS non Holiday Card with some holiday dies!

I used one of the stag die  from WPLUS9 Stag Trio die set to make a stencil.
Its super easy to do, just diecut a piece of Acetate or a plastic file folder with any die...TaDa!!! Custom stencil ready.
I saved the positive stencil for a holiday project and used the negative one for this card.
I sponged Avery Elle -Silver Fox ink lightly over the stencil and then stamped the "Hello" sentiment from Mama Elephant-Happy Everything stamp set .

Super simple card ...can be mass produced quickly.
I love this card , hope you all like it too!!!

This card is for the following challenges..
City Crafter Challenge- One word sentiment.
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes+ Hello.

I have two more Non- Holiday cards today over at Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog... please check them out too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thank You!!!

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Hello Everyone!!!

Today a quick post sharing a fun thank you card.

I used the Thank You sentiment from Waffle Flower- 100% Love stamp set..
Heat embossed the sentiment on watercolor paper using WOW white EP.
Then watercolored with distress inks and Gold Lame mist.
For the background I used Hero Arts leaves stamp . Love  the look of white on black and the very colorful sentiment panel on the top.
Hope you all like it too!!!

This card is for the following challenges...
Die Cuttin' Divas - Thanksgiving.
Everybody-Art-Challenge- Circle on a card.
Sweet Stamps- Thanks.
Shopping Our Stash - Thankful.
Simon Says Stamp - Thanks.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

CardMaker-The Twinery Blog Hop!!!

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Hello Everyone!!!

Welcome to CardMaker- The Twinery blog hop!!
You all are familiar with the gorgeous Twinery Twines...if you are not here is a bit of info about the Twinery twines...
Our twine is made from 100% cotton (and some of our twine is twisted with gorgeous metallic string!) and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in an assorted array of delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

To check out the fab collection of twines visit THE TWINERY SHOP.

If you are here from Tobi Crawford's blog, you are right on track, if you are joining me now please visit CardMaker Blog to start from the beginning.


Today I have two CAS cards to share with you.
First one is perfect for this time of the year...
I used SOLID CAPPUCCINO SOLID MANDARIN and SOLID MARIGOLD twines for this card.
These solid twines are amazing... love the rich colors!!

I just created a simple twine wreath by adhering the twines in circle, I used Multi Media Matte , this glue works great with the twines.

This card is for the following challenges..
AAA -  Thanksgiving.
Simply Create Too -  Thanksgiving/Thank you
Crafting By Designs - Give thanks.

 I used the same solid twines for my next card too...
This time I used the twine to make a gradient background. 
I also added SOLID NATURAL  & SOLID MARASCHINO twines.


 
I used double side adhesive sheet for this technique. Its super simple to do, just cover the area with double sided tape or sheet, cut the twines and adhere.

This card is for the following challenges..
CAS on Sunday - Ribbon/twine.
Stampin' Royalty -  Thanks.

Hope you liked these cards...hop with us for tons of Twine-tastic inspirations!!
Here is the hop list:

Rebecca VanDeMark - http://www.caravansonnet.com/
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/
Rebecca Greco - http://hugsarefun.com/

PRIZE:
The Twinery will be offering 4 spools of twine - Solid Mandarin, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, and Solid Maraschino. ($60 retail value)


Next stop is...Suzanna Lee's Blog.
Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Hopping!!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friend!!

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Hello & Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today I have a simple friendship card to share with you all.
This card is for Waffle Flower Challenge....
White Space theme.

My white space part is the vellum.
I used Waffle Flower -Feather More stamp set for this card.
I love the sentiment and image of this stamp set!!
I heat embossed the beautiful feather on the reverse side of the vellum piece using WOW white EP.
Also heat embossed the "Friend" from Flower Circles set with WOW Gold Sparkle EP.
Then stamped the rest of the sentiment with Archival Black ink.

This card is also for the following challenges..
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything goes.
Crafter's Cafe - Friendship.

There is still time to play along with Waffle Flower Challenge, and win fabulous Waffle Flower stamp sets and chance to Guest Design for the next challenge.
Check HERE for all the dsetails.

Thanks for stopping by...
See you tomorrow for a special bloghop, don't forget stop by , there will be prize and tons of inspirations!!!



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday card!!!

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Hello Everyone!!

I have another holiday card to share with you all.
I used Avery Elle stamps & dies for this card.
A CAS holiday card, can be mass produced easily.
The snowflake is super sparkly...somehow its not very clear in the photo :(
The snowflake die is from Avery Elle stamps.
I love Avery Elle- Joy to the World stamp set.
I made a chalkboard banner, and layered the snowflake with a red cardstock. I like the a bit of red peeking behind the glittery snowflake.


I love how the card turned out.

This card is for the following challenges..

Challenge 18

Cards und More : Snowflakes.
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes.

I'm sharing 3 more holiday cards using Avery Elle products over at Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today...

Hop over to BRI Blog to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merriest Wishes!!

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Hello Everyone!!

I have started creating my holiday cards for this year...its going slow at this moment.
I'm planning on a big mass production sometime next week , I'll share with you all when its done.
Did you all start your holidays cards? or you all are already done with it?

Today I have a fun holiday card to share.
I mixed few dies & stamps from few different companies for this card...
I looooooove this card!!
There are few of my favorite things in it...woodgrain embossing, wood paper, gold and tons of white space. 
I think I'll make few more of this design.

The sentiment is from Waffle Flower Crafts- Homemade Christmas set.
The Stag die is from Wplus9...I love this dies set.
Other dies & the embossing folder  are from Papertrey Ink.
I love the gold enamel dots, I used up all of them ...glad Butterfly Reflections,Ink got new studio Calico ones. I have place my order today.
I heat embossed the Antlers with WOW Gold Sparkle EP.

This card is for the following challenges..
Virginia's View Challenge: All things Metallic.
Creative Card Crew: Christmas joy.


Hope liked this card!!!
I have an exciting news to share with you all.....
You can see the Announcement HERE.
I'm a DCWV Design Team member now...YAY!!!!
Can't wait to get started...

Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WCMD 2014 winner!!!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!

I've a super exciting news to share with you all....
My card won in the Season's Greetings/Holiday Category.
I read the email 4 times before I even replied... just to make it sure it was meant for me ;)
I'm soooooooooo happy!!!

You can check the news over at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine Blog
Or Click HERE.

My winning card will be published in the April 2015 issue of PC&S magazine.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Holidays!!

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Hello & Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Hope you all US crafty friends have set your clocks today.
I love this daylight saving Sunday, I get to sleep in for one more hour..yay!!

Today I have another lovely Purple Onion Designs card to share with you all..
I also used the POD-Birch Tree stamp from A Beautiful Day collection (released last summer) to create a birch forest background.
Love the way all the POD stamps from various collection works perfectly together.
Love this POD-Happy Holidays sentiment.
I colored my images and the background with Copics.
For the snow I used Simon Says Stamps stencil and embossing paste.

This card is for the following challenges...
Artistic Stampers -- Christmas is coming.
Copic Spain Challenge - Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar - Its all About Christmas

Until Nov 5th the A Charming Winter Collection is available for a special introductory price.
The entire 16 stamp collection plus 3 sentiments (wishing you a wonderful holiday season, warm wishes and merry & bright) can be purchased for $75.00.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Charming Winter Release!!!

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Hello Everyone!! 

Its time for A Charming Winter release!!
Today Purple Onion Design is releasing a amazing winter collection of stamps designed by Stacey Yacula.
I love each and every image from this release...very cute!!!

I used Warm Hearted image for my card..
A sweet image with a Snowmen and a cute lil' bunny!!!
The sentiment is from the same set...'tis the Season.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with SSS- Fog ink... and did some no-line water coloring with Distress inks.
I love the soft look on this card. 
The DP is from Heidi Swapp holiday collection.
I also added some chunky snow glitter and Wink Of Stella glitter for a festive sparkle.

This card is for the following challenges..
Allsorts - Christmas.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Photo Inspiration.

Hope you all like this card!

Until Nov 5th the A Charming Winter Collection is available for a special introductory price.
The entire 16 stamp collection plus 3 sentiments (wishing you a wonderful holiday season, warm wishes and merry & bright) can be purchased for $75.00.

Make sure to visit POD BLOG to check out all the amazing DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Birthday Love!!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Today I have SUPER FUN card to share with you all...
The stamp is from Art Impressions
Its a new released Ai people stamp.
I used BIRTHDAY LOVE set for this card....love this image!!
Super fun!!
I colored my image with Copics.The patterned papers are from Echo Park.

This card is for the following challenges...
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes.
The Paper Girls - Anything Goes.

There are so many cute & fun new  Ai People stamps.



Thanks for stopping by!!

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!!!