Saturday, September 8, 2018

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Exclusive Set By Heffy Doodle

Hello and welcome!


We’re so pleased to be sharing in the excitement of STAMPtember® with our friends at Simon Says Stamp! Today at Heffy Doodle, we’re thrilled to share with you a stamp set called "More Than Smores"created exclusively for this event and only available while supplies last! There is also a coordinating die set and you can purchase them as a bundle or separately!
Here’s my card. I absolutely love the sentiments and critters of this cute fall stamp set. Especially the little add-ons like the little leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin spice latte are so fun.
For my card, I created a watercolor background using distress inks. I colored the images using ZIG clean color brush markers. And of course, I couldn't resist using the leaves for some movement.


Check out the Heffy Doodle Blog to see more inspiration by the rest of the team. Have a nice weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Join the Party: Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday


Hello and welcome everyone! I am so excited and honored today to be part of the Taylored Expressions family in celebrating their 10th birthday! YAY!!! Huge congratulations Taylor and CHEERS to many more :)

This is a huge celebrations with about 47 designers from past, present and friends sharing their love and creativity. You'll find all the info and full hop list on Taylor's Blog HERE. There is a new release, which got live last night. You can check it out HERE.

I still remember the day when I got an email from Taylor. One of the sweetest, kind, generous, helpful and best person I've worked with. I joined TE blog team in December 2015 :) It's always fun to create using the awesome products. 

Taylor always treats her team as family and that is what I like the most. The respect :) After some time there was no blog team any more but we stayed in touch. Now to celebrate this wonderful occasion is an honor.

For today I made 2 cards. My first card is a simple Happy Birthday card using the cute "Peek-a-Boo"Birthday stamp and the Starry Night cutting plate



For my 2nd. card, I used this pretty Blooming Beautiful stencil and my all time favourite embossing folder "Weathered" and Frame in Frame die. For the sentiment I used C'mon Get Happy stamp set.



Now there is this wonderful campaign going on. it's called Share Joy Campaign

Here is the info about it. I am really touched by the cause of it. I hope you will join us for it.

At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy through the gift of handmade cards. As part of their 10th birthday TE is continuing that mission with the launch of a special Share Joy campaign focused on providing birthday cards to those in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the U.S. To make as deep an impact as possible TE is inviting card makers everywhere to join the campaign. Will you join us? Find out how to participate by viewing their Share Joy page here: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/share-joy-birthday-2018

Grab a cuppa and enjoy the party! Have a nice and wonderful day!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

STAMPtember® Party Celebrations: Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends!!! STAMPtember is here YAY!!!! AND it's a party today. I'm so excited to join the EPIC party to celebrate! Simon’s STAMPtember® release is going to knock your socks off :)
There is a ton of inspiration for which you can find the links at Simon Says Stamp blog, so do check it out. There are some awesome promotions and new releases every day so mark your calendar for the whole month :)
There is fun free gift code for you too!!


For my card I used the newly released Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK FOX Wafer Dies. I love their picture book die collection so much. So this cute and adorable fox is the focus of my card. I colored him using copic markers and added googly eyes for fun :) I used various colors of distress inks to create the background. I then stamped the Simon Says Fractile Leaves in the background. I die-cut this panel using Simon Says Wonky Rectangle die



Hope you join in the STAMPtember fun! Have a nice day :)

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sunny Studio: Guest Designer Spotlight

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to be on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog as a guest today. Thank you Mendi for having me. 
I love their awesome stamps and dies. Have you seen the new standalone dies. They are so versatile. I love the slider interactive die a lot too. 
I’m sharing two cards with you all using some of the new fall release products. I used Home Sweet Gnome and Fall Kiddos stamp set and the Comic Strip Everyday dies. Check out the details on the Sunny Studio Blog

My cards




Hope you enjoyed these creations. Check out as tomorrow I have something special yet again :) Thanks for dropping by! Have a nice day :)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

Hi everyone! Today, I'm sharing a card celebrating Rubeena's crafting anniversary hop. Congratulations, Ruby, hope your further crafty journey will bring you lots of joy!

The hop starts at Ruby's BLOG, where you can find the entire blog hop list. If you've been hopping along the order, you should've come from Tracie Pond's BLOG


This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

When I think about the first time I discovered stamping, I get a bit nostalgic. Slowly discovering products and techniques like (heat) embossing, distress inks and dies on YouTube, it seemed like a whole new world had opened up before my eyes. And still today, I'm amazed by how much you can get out of a stamp, an ink pad, some colors and cardstock.
Another unexpected thing I found were some great friends across the globe. It's beautiful how sharing a hobby (and using the internet) can bring people together.

As you may already know, I absolutely love trying out techniques and playing with colours, so I decided to make a card using some of my favourite techniques: watercoloring (creating backgrounds and coloring in images) and heat embossing on vellum.



I started by creating a watercolor wash for my background. Once dry, I die-cut it. I then embossed the tag image onto a piece of vellum and die-cut this too. I then stamped and embossed the florals and leaves onto watercolor paper. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color real brush markers and fussy cut them. Finally, I assembled everything together.

Your next stop on the hop is Maria Peters' instagram.

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on THIS page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

Enjoy the hop, happy crafting everyone!

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.

Prizes
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