Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Celebrating Heffy Doodle 1st birthday + June Release

Hello and welcome!!! Today, I have a very special post as Heffy Doodle is celebrating it's 1st. BIRTHDAY and the BRAND NEW June release. YAY! Huge congratulations Lesley and here is to many more celebrations!!! I am so honored and excited to be part of the celebrations. They have wonderful collection of products...totally adorable :)

You must have come here from the sweet and talented Sindhu Prajay's blog. So without boring you with all the talks, let's start. 
I chose the Wingman Stamp set, Wingman Dies and unbeLEAFable Stencil to create my cards. Love these cute and playful birds so much. I decided to keep the theme for my projects as BIRTHDAY!!!

Card1: I created a circle mask for it and sponged some distress oxide inks through the ....stencil to create a foliage frame. Now I used the negative of the circle mask and sponged ink inside the circle. I then applied some wink of stella clear glitter and Nuvo crystal drops in white blizzard to give some subtle shine. Now I stamped this playful bird, colored using Copic markers and die-cut him using the co-ordinating dies. I wanted to color this bird in fun, happy rainbow colors :) I stamped the sentiment and embossed it using WOW! Opaque white embossing powder

Card 2
For the 2nd card, I applied some distress oxide inks to the unbeLEAFable Stencil, spritz some water and used this to stamp the background. Love the effect :) I then stamped  the birdie from Wingman Stamp set and colored him using copic markers. I added a vellum circle behind him to make him my focal point. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it using WOW! Opaque white embossing powder

Card 3
Well, by now I was having too much fun playing with the stencil and the cute birdies. I went a bit mixed media for the background. I sponged distress oxide inks  onto the layer, then put the unbeLEAFable Stencil on top and spritz some water through it. This gave me a subtle ghost impression. Once this panel was dry, I used the unbeLEAFable Stencil  again and applied some embossing paste through it. 
I then stamped the image from Wingman Stamp set , again colored him using copic markers. I stamped the sentiment repeatedly onto a black stripe and embossed using WOW! Opaque white embossing powder. I added a stripe of vellum and adhered the sentiment stripe and the bird to it.

The next stop on the hop is amazing Kelly Martin's blog.

Now how can a celebration end without some prizes :) Heffy Doodle is generously giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store to TWO lucky winners. All you have to do is leave a comment on each stop of the hop to qualify. Comment eligibility will close on 6/23/2018 at 12pm PDT 

Winners will be announced on June 24th on the Heffy Doodle Blog.
Other than this my readers can receive a 20% off their order from the Heffy Doodle store by using code : HeffyBirthday2u

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio: Smile

Hello lovely people! I am up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today sharing how to create two totally different looks using one die and one stamp set. There are so many awesome products in our Spring release. I decided to use the Modern Mandala Die, Aviary stamp and Aviary co-ordinating die set

For this card, I sponged some distress inks to the center of my mat layer and flicked a little water for some texture. I then diecut the Modern Mandala using white cardstock and adhered it to the layer. I then stamped the birds from the Aviary stamp set and colored them using copic markers and diecut them using the coordinating die set.

I then stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a black stripe.I adhered a small vellum circle at the center of the mandala and then adhered the images and the sentiment. I adhered this piece to a white card base. To finish, I added a tiny puffy heart from Let Your Heart Decide collection puffy sticker sheet.

Card 2

I started with creating a background wash using watercolors. I then die-cut the Modern Mandala Die and sponged some distress inks to it. Now I added some embossing powers and embossed it. I adhered this to the watercolor layer. Now I adhered this panel to the white card base.

For the sentiment I used the Aviary stamp, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a black card stripe. I adhered it to the layer giving it a wavy effect.

Hope you got inspired and had fun! Thanks for dropping by :)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Embossing!! Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge Guest Designer

Hello crafty friends!!!
So excited and honored to be a guest over at Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 98 sponsored by Simon Says StampThe theme is "Embossing". Thank you Barb and SSS for having me over :)
I love Simon's gorgeous products and they are so versatile too. I don't know about you but I like to stretch my supplies whenever I can so when I got the theme, I decided to work with techniques and stretch my products. I took out some of the new and old products and started creating. Here is how below:

Card 1
I used the Heart Stream die here and instead of using it for die-cutting, I embossed using it. I then used the back side of this embossed impression piece. Love the raised effect. I then die-cut the hearts from the Holiday Shapes die. It's amazing how it fits perfectly inside the Heart Stream die. I used Zig Clean color brush markers to add color to the hearts in a rainbow color order. Adhered them inside the raised parts. To finish I die-cut the sentiment from gold mirror cardstock using the Happy Birthday die. A clean and simple card, perfect for a birthday :)

Card 2

For this card, I used one of my favorite SSS stencil and rather than using it as a stencil, I used it for dry embossing. It gives a subtle raised effect, you can see it in the close up better. Here are the products I used for my card.Stamp: Cloudy Sky's, Tilted Banner Sayings; Die: Picture Book Lion, You word die, Clouds; Stencil: Mosaic Heart Stencil

I embossed using the stencil and then applied some distress oxide inks to it. (check for the colors HERE, HERE and HERE) I then die-cut the Picture Book Lion image (Oh! love them all), sponged various distress inks. Now for the grass, I went a bit creative. I didn't have any of the SSS hills or grass so I used the cloud stamp and dies to create the grassy bushes :) AND that is what I meant by versatile... aren't these products versatile?

check out the embossed detail using the stencil :)

Card 3

Now for this card I used dies for embossing as well as traditional embossing using watermark ink and embossing powder.
I used:
For the coloring I used the Zig Clean color brush markers and some distress oxide inks for the background.

And now it's your turn to create! Check out the rules and prizes at Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 98. Looking forward to see your creations :) Have a happy crafty weekend!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spellbinders Die D-LITES: Guest

Hello crafty people :-)
Today is a special post as Yana Smakula from Spellbinders asked me if I wanted a surprise packet with two dies and I said YES!!! :)
So I got these fun Spellbinders Die D-LITES and had a blast creating

So the first card is a fun masculine card. Of-coarse it can be used for pretty girlie card....maybe I will create something for my next post. I used the Die D-LITES Tractors Etched Dies for this. Now  What's special about these dies is that once you die-cut it, you can let the die-cut piece in the die and then emboss the details of the dies. It looks really cool in real.

Here is a closeup for the details

For my next 2 cards I used the DIE D-LITES Build A Terrarium Etched Dies. Here I want to share how versatile dies can be. I created a CAS mixed media card and then using the same dies, created a layered card using patterned papers.

For this card I used some distress inks for the background and Nuvo mousse and a stencil for the background detail. I then die-cut the pieces from Neenah white cardstock and colored in using zig clean color real brush markers. Looks FUN isn't it :)

For my next card I used some patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio. I then layered them. Then I die-cut the images and colored in using the copic markers. I then assembled everything together.

Thank you so much Yana and Spellbinders for asking me!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio Card Inspiration

Hello  crafty people!! Today I am on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, sharing a few cards using the stamp sets which come with the scrapbook collections. They are really fun to create with and can easily be used to create technique bases cards while using some of the elements from the kit itself or can be mix and match with other stamp and dies.

Card 1

For this card I used the Be You collection kit and the stamp. I created my own background using pan pastels and the stamp from the kit.

I then used the Ephemera pack from the same collection to create the fun sentiment cluster.

Card 2

I used the stamp from Let Your Heart Decide collection and created the background by stamping the leaves in a random order. I then used glitter embossing powder and embossed them randomly.

I then combined it with the LOVE with Botanicals die from the new release. I stamped and heat embossed the Butterfly from the Bloom and Grow stamp set and adhered it to the panel as an accent.

Card 3

Here again I used the stamp from Let Your Heart Decide collection. I created this fun faux watercolor panel using the flowers and leaves.

I then used the newly released LOVE with Botanicals die to create the sentiment.

Hope you got inspired and had fun! Tell me what you think about the stamp sets that come with the kits? Do you use them for cards or scrapbooking or both :) Thanks for dropping by :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio: Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! Today I am super honored to join Pinkfresh Studio in the Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop. This is such a special hop and a wonderful cause.

It's organized by Lea Lawson, who unfortunately had to go through all the pain. You can read all about it on her blog.
But as Lea says: together we can accomplish SO much more! Plus - we are making it fun! We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! We also have a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry! {You can also see all the prizes HERE.}

There are lots of ways you can help! Read all the info on Lea's blog HERE.


Not only is this a fundraiser, but also a super inspiring blog hop with MANY stops along the way! As you hop along, you will see amazing cards created with a very special theme. Lea created this moodboard inspired by Layton's nursery.

Here is my take on the theme using Pinkfresh Studio stamps and dies.

My 1st card is CAS all white for a calm feel. I added some gold as an accent from the moodboard colors. I used Word series: Believe stamp set and various dies from Fleur 1 and Fleur 2 Dies. 

Foe my next card I used stamps from Playful Animal Friends 2, butterfly is from the Playful Animal Friends 1Word series: Believe and the flower from Fleur 2 stamp set.

For my last card I used the Playful Animal Friends 1Word series: BelieveFleur 2  and Always Flowers stamp sets.

Here is a link list with all of the stops along the hop! Please be sure to leave some love for the thoughtfulness & generosity that these companies, stores & designers have shown for this Card Drive & Fundraising effort. This wouldn't have been possible without them, and we are so grateful & thankful.

Have an amazing rest of your day!