Monday, October 15, 2018

Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! I am super excited to share the Heffy Doodle Release 5 with you all. It's packed with wonderful products and there is something for everyone :)

There are so many wonderful stencils and stand alone dies too and which is what I decided to use today. I used the Holiday Sentiment Duo stamp set,  Basket Case Stencil, Forest Builder Dies and the Metric Stitched Rectangle Dies....WHAT???? Yessss! This is what I was struggling the most with. Now we have the dies for EU/European size papers too. YAY!!!!

I have 2 Autumn themed cards for you using the same supplies but with a totally different result.

Card 1

 I am enjoying creating shaker cards these days and this die was screaming for it...lol. I started by applying various distress inks using the Basket Case Stencil. I then die-cut the panel using the Metric Stitched Rectangle Dies. I then die-cut the panel using the biggest of the trees from Forest Builder Dies. I then applied versamark ink to the tree trunk and embossed it using WOW! Platinum embossing powder. I then adhered clear acetate at the back side of this piece and then applied 3 d foam to create a window for the shaker. I filled some mix sequins and backed this piece with an ink sponged white panel. 
Now, I stamped the sentiment using StazOn black ink onto a stripe of vellum and adhered to the mat layer and adhered the tree trunk too. Finally, I adhered this piece to a kraft cardstock.
Here is a close up for you.


Card 2


For this card, I applied the same distress inks onto the Basket Case Stencil, spritzt some water to it and used it as a stamp. I really love this technique and you can call it my go to technique when it comes to stencils. I then die-cut the trees from Forest Builder Dies and applied a wash of distress inks. Once dry, I applied some deco foil transfer adhesive and applied Heidi Swapp Rose Gold foil to it. Love the effect. I then die-cut the stenciled mat layer using the Metric Stitched Rectangle Dies.
 I masked the sentiment partially from the Holiday Sentiment Duo stamp set, stamped using versamark ink and embossed it using WOW! Platinum embossing powder from Altenew. Finally, I adhered everything to the cardbase.


Prize:
A random winner will be selected for a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store. To be eligible, leave comments across the entire blog hop by 11:59 PM PST on 22nd October 2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on 24th October 2018.

There is a wonderful Promo going on:

Spend £30 to get dinky dino stamps, spend £45 to get stamps and dies. How Fun!!!


Here is the Line Up for the hop :) Have a cup of Tea or Coffee, sit, relax and enjoy :)

Heffy Doodle
Kori
Kelly
Ali
Heather
Sindhu
Cassie
Tallie
Franci
Dennice
Jessica M
>>> Isha <<< You're here

Enjoy hopping! Have a nice day :)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Studio Katia September 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome!! I am so excited to be part of the Studio Katia September 2018 release blog hop. Today is the Day 2 of this two day celebration!



You should have come here from my sweet and talented friend Amy Kolling's blog. If not start at the beginning at Studio Katia's blog. 
This is my first time playing with their products and I simply love them all. I have 3 cards for you today. 

I started by creating my sky using Memento Summer Sky ink and a Gelli plate. I then embossed the tiny snowflake cluster using WOW! opaque embossing powder. I then stamped some more snowflake cluster using the same memento ink.
Now, I stamped the images using Memento Black ink and colored them using Copic Markers. I die-cut all the images using Holiday Village Coordinating dies. I die-cut this mat layer using the Dotted Patterns Set 3 Creative dies and adhered this layer to the cardbase. I now adhered the images to create a scene. To finish I added the Clear Round drops  and some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.





I simply adore this stamp set so couldn't keep it back after one card...lol. I stamped and die-cut the images using Holiday Village stamp set and Holiday Village Coordinating dies. I colored these using copic markers. I then created a wash onto the cardbase using Distress Ink Salty Ocean. Now to create the front panel, I used the oval die from Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 3 Creative dies. I created the scene onto the cardbase and adhered the front panel using 3D foam. To finish I applied some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard for some shimmer.






To start, I stamped the Poinsettia Trimmings clear stamp set repeatedly using Hero Arts Unicorn ink. I then stamped the image onto a white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I then adhered double sided adhesive sheet onto it. Added LawnFawn Prisma glitter to it fussy cut this image. I then adhered it onto the panel using 3D foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment and finished the card by adhering some of the Holiday Cheer ConfettiMidnight Blue Crystals.



All the glitter looks so pretty with this beautiful image.



Studio Katia's September 2018 release includes 7 new Clear Stamp Sets and 6 sets of Coordinating Dies, 5 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and 7 new Embellishments! The next stop in the hop is the talented Galina Filippenko
Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! You can check out their post HERE for all the info. 
There's also a giveaway for a Studio Katia $25CAD gift certificate for a comment you leave on my Instagram Post. All you need to do to enter is follow me on Instagram and comment on the post. You can tag your friends but just one tag per comment please. Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Friday September 28th and winners will be announced on September 29th, 2018



Here is the full hop list if you got lost :)

Isha Gupta (you're HERE)

Have a great day!

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 :)