Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas & A Winner!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

Merry Christmas my Crafty Friends!!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful day...filled with gifts, fun and laughter!!!
My last two weeks were crazy busy... I usually host a Chrsitmas Eve dinner for my friends, it went very well, we all had a lot of fun!!
My year 2014 went very well so far...
I worked for some good Design teams....
Won WCMD 2014,
my cards made the COVER of few magazines
I always wanted to join the Paper Company DTs....
....and fortunately THIS year I joined 3 of the great Company DTs
and also joined a fab Die Company DT also...
Crafty wise..its an AWESOME year..YAY!!!
You all will see lots of crafty goodness on my blog in 2015.

I also did a fun thing this year ...after 13 years and first time in this Country I worked in  the Retail industry , part time just for the Holidays.
My daily scheduled got lot busier but I enjoyed working....bought gifts for all my friends and family with my little, fun, fun!!

That was all about my 2014 so far....hope you all had a great year too!!
Wish you all a very Happy 2015!!!!

Its time to announce the winner of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...

and the lucky person is...
Becca Cruger said...
That paper is so incredible and you've used it so perfectly! I love how the craft looks with that pop of red. Amazing design work and thanks for the chance to win those awesome goodies!
bexcruger at gmail dot com

Congratulations Becca!! I'll email you today!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy , Happy, Happy News!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!!!
I have a super happy news to share with you all....
I'm a Doodlebug Designs' DT member now...YAY!!!!

I applied for the DT call...and I got selected...I'm over the moon excited!!!
Can't wait to share all the cute DB products & projects with you.
Meet all the new DB2015 DT members...HERE.

Here is a layout I made for the application...
I used some of my favorite holiday pictures from 2011 ...girls have grown so much now :(
I used fabulous Doodlebug papers&  rhinestones for this project.
The snowflake dies are from Avery Elle.
The cute tree die is from Reverse Confetti!!!

This project is for the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps - Snowflakes.
Pile It On - Anything goes Christmas.

Hubby is getting me a DSLR camera for Christmas ...can't wait to use it!!
I really wish to take better pics of my projects.

Here is another cute holiday project. 
I love great gift packaging...I think its as important as the gift inside.
I made the box using We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.

The dies are from Papertrey Ink Market It kit.

This project is for the following challenges...
The Crazy Challenge -  Christmas.
My Craft Spot - Bags/boxes.
613 Avenue Create -  Gift Packaging

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winners & a Card!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

First of all I apologize for the delay in announcement of WCMD 2104 Blog Hop winners.
Last few days were very hectic for me...looks like rest of the week will be super busy too :(

Anyway let see who won the prizes...

The winner of the Waltzing Mouse Stamp set is....

Blogger Hussena said...
Both your cards are superb, Piali. Absolutely love the chalkboard effect and the way you have used the mists and embossing as the highlight of your card. Congrats on being selected as a Winner! :)
December 4, 2014 at 8:52 AM

...and  the winner of  second Giveaway is.....

Blogger Renee said...
OMGoodness, you're not kidding - those stamps are GORGEOUS!!! And you really created two masterpieces!!! I love chalkboard look too. Congratulations and thanks so much for giving back!!!! Either one of those prizes would be simply awesome ;)
December 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Congratulations Hussena and Renee!!!
Please email me at piali(dot) biswas at Yahoo(dot) com.
I'll mail your packages ASAP!!!!

( Prize should be claimed by Dec25th,2014)

Thank you Everyone for all your lovely comments!!!!

Now I have a holiday card to share...
I used one of the snowman image from Purple Onion Designs- Snowy Trio stamp.
I love the cute snowmen!!!
The paper is from Bazzill, actually it is a journal card!

I also added some embossing paste with SSS snowflake stencil.
The gorgeous red ribbon is from May is one of my favorite.

This card is for the following challenges...
Cuttlebug Mania- Anything Christmas.
Die Cuttin' Divas: Christmas Carol Inspired.
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes.

There is still time to enter for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop giveaway!!!
Check it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DCWV-Faber Castell Winter Blog hop!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

Welcome to DCWV-Faber Castell Winter Blog hop!

This week we( DCWV DT) have teamed up with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®for a joint Blog hop.

I have a Chalkboard Countdown calender to share with you all....

Chalkboard calender is super fun for my girls as they get write the countdown every morning!!
I took a wood block and applied FB- Gesso all over it.  Then added FB- Black Chalkboard paint to the front.
I used beautiful paper from DCWV- Candy Lane Christmas collection, it works perfectly with black chalkboard paint.
I also added silver details to the tree using FB-Silver metallic pen.
Finally applied FB-glaze over the paper for nice shine.
I embellished the project with Snowflake Diecuts and DCWV Mirrored Stars.

This project is for the following challenges...
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything Christmas but a card.
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes 3-D

Leave a comment here , DCWV Blog  and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  blog to be eligible to win this weeks prizes!  DCWV  is giving away  THREE Prizes worth  $50.00 each in scrapbooking supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

Welcome to Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
My super sweet coffee lover friend Amy is hosting a very fun blog hop for everyone who loves coffee and crafts!

Coffee & Cards ....two of  my favorite things , how I can I miss it?!!
I'm joining in for the Coffee Lovers hop!!!
If you want to join and win some awesome prize and have fun , please visit AMY's Blog.

Here are my two super easy holiday cards...
I used AC - Hot Cocoa paper pad , I looooooooooove this paper pad!!

It's a CAS card  without any stamping, super easy to make.
I used Faber Castell silver & gold metallic pens to fill in few icons on the patterned paper. I also added a vellum snowflake , its a  Avery Elle die. The "merry" sentiment is sticker from DIY Christmas collection.

Next card using the same paper collection...

This is perfect coffee lover holiday paper pad.
I just added a bit of punchinella, few gold enamel dots and another Avery Elle snowflake diecut. 

I've a collection of mugs...I like them as much my I had to take a photo of my currently used Mug and the card...
I have 5 different holiday mug (so far) to use before Christmas...then snowflake themed.

These cards are for the following challenges...
Little Red Wagon - Snowflakes.
Fab 'n' Funky - Chrsitmas.
Crafty Creations - Diecuts.

 Hope you all liked these cards...
I have a GIVEAWAY for all the hoppers.
I wish I could share a cup of coffee with you all...but I can't at this moment so I have few coffee candies to share with Colorbox Creative cards pack, AC-Hot Cocoa paper pad, Don & Daisy
 Coffee themed stamp.

Please leave me a comment if you like to win this Giveaway.
(Please leave your contact info if you are no-reply blogger.)
This giveaway is open till Dec 20th.

Thank you Amy for hosting this fun hop!!!
Thanks for stopping ...
Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Hello Everyone!!!

Hope you all are gearing up for the holidays....I have tons of work left, eek!!!!
I slowly finishing up my holiday cards...they all need to postal by this weekend.
I have a cute project to share with you all.....

Cute , isn't it!! 
That's one of my favorite images from new PURPLE ONION DESIGNS release!!
I got this small DIY snowglobe from Michael's , decorated it with washi tape from Doodlebug and some tinsel. 

Colored my image with Copics and added some faux snow glitter...quick and easy.
The sentiment is from POD too.

This project is for the following challenges....
A Random Fan Challenge - Christmas.
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but card.
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes.

Purple Onion Designs Sale will be over soon... Dec 10th , make sure to grab all the cute stamps now!!
Holiday 2014 sale banner

Thanks for stopping by...
See you tomorrow for another fun bloghop with lots of giveaways!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WCMD 2014 Winners Blog Hop!!!

Hello Everyone!!!
Welcome to a special WCMD 2014 Winner's Blog Hop!!!

As most of you already know that PaperCrafts and Scrapbooking Magazine will be publishing their very last issue this coming February.
So the WCMD 2014 winner cards won't be published in the PC&S April 2014 issue.

Today we ...the winner's of WCMD 2014 Contest are showcasing our WINNER CARDs in this hop!!!

We are also sharing some of the goodies from our PRIZE package.
Make sure to hop along and leave some love and enter for the GIVEAWAYS!!!
If you have landed from Heather Hoffman 's blog , you are on right track!!
If you are joning me now , visit Paper Crafts Magazine Blog to start.

I won in the Seasons Greeting Category.
I submitted two Chalkboard holiday cards and one of them was selected.
Here is my winner creation...

A super simply Christmas card with two main ingredients... 

I heat embossed the sentiment with white EP ,the leaves with Silver EP and the berries with Red EP.
Sponged the edges with white pigment ink and added few mist splatters.
I used Heidi Swapp mists.
I also added three tiny rhinestones.
I looooove chalkboard holiday cards.

Here is another card I submitted  using the same two ingredients ....
For this card I used Silver , Gold and white Embossing Powders.
I absolutely loooooooooove Waltzing Mouse Stamps. 
WMS owner Claire Brennan is one of the sweetest person ever, they have great publication incentives too!!!

Thank you PC&S team for making me WCMD 2014 winner!!!
Thank you Virginia for all the behind the scene help!!!

I have not ONE but TWO Giveaways for all of you...
I loved the latest WMS release and order the OLD COUNTRY ROSESstamp set for me ,
Guess what? I ordered an extra set too!


Waltzing Mouse Old Country Roses Stamp set. 

Some goodies from my Prize Package and my stash....

These giveaways are open for everyone... all around the globe.
Please leave me a comment by Dec 10, 2014.

Here is the complete hop list , just in case.

3. Kristie Larsen 
4. Donna Bowman 
6. Mandy LaCroix 
7. Heather Hoffman 
8. Piali Biswas
9. Christa Laszczkowski 
11. Wendi Lau
12. Tosha DelJanovan
14. Jill Dewey Hawkins
15. Virginia Lu

Hope you all enjoyed yesterday's hop ....if you haven't hopped yet...please check it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!!

Welcome to Paper Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop!!!
If you’re here from Amy Tsuruta’s blog, you’re on the right track!  If not, please start the hop at Jennifer McGuire's Blog – you don’t want to miss anything, right?!  

Today I'm joining many papercrafters from all around the globe to thank PC& S Team!!
I'm not good with words  , I'll keep it short...
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine has a BIG contribution in making the Designer that I'm today!
I still remember the first HAPPY EMAIL from of my card was selected for HOLIDAYS CARDS & MORE Vol #6 .
Journey started since then....
With each and every PC & S magazine submission call , my design style evolved, every time I tried harder than before to create my best, so one or more projects get picked for the upcoming issue.
I learned all about latest trend & products from PC&S magazine & their blog.
My papercrafting world won't be the same without PC&S magazine.

My projects were published in 24 PC&S magazine issues...
...twice the COVER GIRL...
... and WCMD 2014 winner....
.... most happy moments of my life!!!!

THANK YOU PC&S Magazine team for everything...all the fame , all the happy moments, all the bragging rights, all the fabulous inspirations and all the great memories I'll treasure throughout my life!!!

Thank you for making me a better papercrafter!!!

Stamps: Winnie & Walter
Star die: Papertrey Ink.

I wish all the PC&S editors and team members all best for their future endeavors!!
I'm gonna miss my most favorite papercrafting Magazine a lot!!!
As I said earlier my papercrafting world won't be the same without PC&S  :(

Big Hugs to you all!!!

Next stop is ... Rae Barthel's blog

Thank you Taheerah for organizing this hop!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CardMaker- Impression Obsession Blog Hop!!

Hello Everyone!!!
Welcome to CardMaker - Impression Obsession Blog Hop!!
Today we ( CardMaker Blog team) are joining with IO team for  festive blog hop.

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

I have two cards to share with you all.
I used IO- Holiday Top Word Edgers dies and IO-Cover-a-Card Nordic Stripes stamp for my cards  today.

First one is non-traditional holiday card with bright colors.
It reminds me of Indian textiles or Sarees.
I heat embossed the Cover-a-Card Nordic Stripes background on three colors of cardstock using three different WOW embossing powders. Then trimmed narrow strips and adhered them to make new fun background.
Orange+ Gold EP
Red+ Silver EP
Hot Pink+ Pastel Pink EP

I diecut the sentiment out of black cardstock and adhered it to white glittered cardstock.
The background is so rich in colors , I just added three tiny matching Doodlebug rhinestones .

This card is for the following challenges...
Christmas Card Challenges -Anything Goes + Christmas
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas.

Next one is CAS card...can be easily mass produced in different colors.
Simply heat embossed the background using WOW white EP.
Diecut the sentiment in a slight angle out of glittered cardstock, adhered it on a vellum layer.
Easy , peasy one!!!
I'll make a few more of this design in different colors.

This card is for the following challenges...
Polkadoodles -  Nordic Christmas.

Hope you all like these cards!!!

 Impression Obsession  is hosting a giveaway...
Two lucky winners will get $25 Gift Certificate each.
So hop along...

 Here is the hop list...
                  Piali Biswas - you're here.

Next Stop is  Daniela Dobson 's blog....

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Stack-a-holic Challenge and a WINNER!!!

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!!!!

Today its my first day as DCWV DT member...YAY!!! 
Every month DCWV hosts a  Stack-a-holic challenge.
We have two sketches to play with LO sketch and one CARD sketch.
You can find all the details HERE.

I'm playing with the card sketch today...

Here is my take on this fab sketch...

I used the GORGEOUS DCWV Candy Cane Lane stack for this card. Its available in Michaels store.
Love this collection , you will lots of card using this collection this year from me.
The snowflake die is from Avery Elle, I used DCWV Glitter paper for this diecut.
Have you seen the DCWV BLING sheets yet????
That is one gorgeous stuff...a whole sheet of  bling, you can cut them into individual pieces or any shape you want.
You can find more details about BLING sheets ...HERE
They come in wide range of colors can also customize it by coloring them with I did it today.

This card is for the following challenges..
Creative Corner - Winter Wonderland.
Winter Wonderland - Dies & punches

Hope you like this card!!!
Hop over to DCWV Dairy blog to check out the gorgeous DT creations!!

Its time to announce the winner for my GIVEAWAY..
and the winner is....

Blogger Sathya said...
Lovely Card, Piali...Nice giveaway.Thanks for the chance..I wish to have more creative days and time to craft :)
November 28, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Congrats Sathya!!
Please email me at piali(dot)biswas AT yahoo(dot) com.

One more a small surprise GIVEAWAY...

Blogger Lyndal said...
Gorgesou CAS card Piali :) I'm LOVING the POD winter owl, and hoping he'll find his way into my Christmas stocking LOL!
November 27, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Lyndal please email me your addy , I'll make sure the POD Winter owl finds its way into your Christmas Stocking ;)

Thank you Everyone for all your lovely comments !!!

See you tomorrow for a fab hop with lots of prizes to win.