Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers blog hop

  
Hello and welcome to the coffee lovers' blog hop! I am joining the fun with some card-makers who share the love of...COFFEE!  You can find out all the information and prizes in Chaitali's Blog where all the fun starts!

I have only one coffee set which I really love. It's by paper smooches. I used stamp kissing technique to create my cup to give it some interest :)
I used this sketch from Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. Love that challenge.






I love coffee but I just take one cup a day and that has to be just perfect. If you also love coffee, then whip up a card or two and join the fun! You can link up your card to Chaitali's blog

Supplies: 
Stamp: (Kissable 1, Cyber Cafe) Paper Smooches; Patterned Paper: (Finnley) Glitz; Ink: (Memento Luxe - Ruby Red, Expresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch; VersaMark; Shimmer Spritz Sparkle) Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko; WOW! Embossing powder: Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! I had this un-finished card on my table since yesterday and I just checked the deadline at Little Tangled challenge blog. I am so glad it all came out exactly how I imagined and it was well within the 15 minutes time frame, which is the challenge. I did some quick coloring using my Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the punchinella stamp onto vellum using Delicata gold ink and dried it using heat gun cos of the time :) I used brilliance pearlescent ink for the  splatters.




Supplies: 
Stamp: (Punchinella, Sketchy Cupcakes) Neat and Tangled; Ink: (Delicata Gold; Brilliance Pearlescent . lime, Coral; Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark) Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko; Color: (LG1, LG2, LG3, CR5, CR4, CR6) Spectrum Noir Markers; Vellum

Chase your Dreams

Hello Everyone!!! Today, I am sharing a card I made using Crafter's Companion stamps. I love how it turned out. I used Sheena Douglas stamps. It really has some awesome florals :)
I first stamped the leaves using delicata gold ink and let it dry. Then I used Memento Luxe inks to stamp the florals. I embossed few of the florals using Neutral ultra shine glitter from Wow!...Love the shine and effect. 


My US readers can look for the supplies at Crafter's Companion US and my European readers can check out the Crafter's Companion UK site.

I am really loving this neutral ultra shine embossing powder beside the puff powder and I think it's another of my favorite now:) So I am submitting this card for the monthly challenge at Wow! blog.
I am also submitting to Simon say Wednesday challenge: Anything goes

Supplies
Stamp: (Sheena Douglas-A little bit sketchy: flower power, Rachelle Ann Miller – Chase your dreams) Crafter’s Companion
Inks: (Delicata gold, Memento Luxe: Lilac poisies, Morocco, Elderberry, Brilliance Moonlight white)
Clear neutral ultra shine glitter embossing powder: WOW!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hello!

Hello and welcome everyone!! It's time for the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration team monthly hop. Since it's Autumn, we have colors to inspire you just for that. This time we are playing with Yellows and Browns :) You must be here from Sabine's blog else start from Lawnscaping blog.


I have to say, I got stuck first on what to create. Then my friend Piali told me to just start creating. Thanks Piali, I had total blast creating this card :) I first started out with stamping and coloring the costume bear image using my spectrum Noir markers. Then I made a mask for him and stamped the clouds using a very light ink to use as bushes. I used my spectrum noir color pencils to color the bushes. Then I created the background and here!! my card is done :) 



You have to go to Kari's blog from here and she has an amazing creation for you :)  Here are the links for the hop in-case you miss somewhere..  
Make sure to comment at each stop to win some awesome markers as we are being sponsored by Spectrum Noir:)
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
This week the challenge at  StampNation is masking.  I love to mask my images and create backgrounds or create a scene.  Do check out StampNation if you want tons of inspiration, tutorials and lot more all in one place :)


Supplies: Stamp: (into the woods, critters in costume, thank you tags) Lawn Fawn; Ink: (Brilliance - pearlescent chocolate, sunflower yellow, Memento luxe peanut brittle, Memento onyx black) Imagine Craft/ Tsukineko; Spectrum Noir markers: CT1, CT2, CT4, TB1, CR1, EB3, EB4, TN5, Pencils- 17, 15, 99, 104, 95

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko, Authentique and May Arts Blog Hop


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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.  

I totally enjoyed creating my cards using the products from both the 2 companies. Unfortunately, I don't have a tutorial. I have listed the supplies below and if you have any question, please write in the comments below. I will reply to them :)

Card 1:

For this card, I chose the patterned papers. Love the beautiful mix of patterns and colors. I die-cut the butterfly and then stamped and embossed using Iridescent embossing powder. Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto the vellum and cut it into a banner. I used 2 of the ribbons from May Arts, which goes perfectly with the colors and design :)


Card 2:

Since the supplies were all out and I was having so much fun, I created another card. I used the pre made card base by Authentique. I then chose the patterned papers and the solid colors. I took these pretty borders stickers from the sticker sheet (Radiant Details). Now, for this card I did some sewing :)
Once the base was ready, I flicked some of the irRESISTible texture spray (Tangelo) onto the base and while that was drying I cut some leaves using Lawn Fawn dies and some solid colors from the Authentique papers. Then I sponged some ink to the edges. I find Memento dye inks are just perfect for this and also the colors matched the papers. Then I applied some shimmer spritz using a brush, it gives just that perfect shimmer. Lastly, I stamped the sentiments and assembled it all together. Finished with a bow using 2 of the May Arts Ribbon and Twine.



I really felt as if these product and colors from the 3 companies were made for each other :)

Supplies:

Card1: 
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: VersaMark ink; Embossing powder: white, clear iridscent.
May Arts: Ribbons
Authentique: Harmony paper Collection, "Awakening" Card making stack
Stamp: Altenew (Henna elements), (Feathers)Lil'Inker Design

Card2: 
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento dye ink: Morocco, Teal Zeal, Expresso Truffle, Lilac Poisies; irRESISTible tecture spray - Tangelo; Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle
May Arts: Ribbons
Authentique: Harmony paper Collection, "Awakening" Card making stack
Dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Leaves)
Stamp: Lawn Fawn (thank you tags)

Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

Kazuko Kocho

Sharon Morrison

There' more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs! Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available 

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts. Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th. We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.

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Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

I am playing along the following challenges: 
7 Kids Challenge Blog: Anything goes with the twist of Ribbon or lace

Monday, September 22, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Happy Monday everyone!! Today, I am participating in this fun hop. My sweet and very talented friend Shelly tagged me in her post HERE. This hop is "Unique" as we have to share a bit about ourselves and then tag other talented and creative friends and then the next Monday they carry it forward. So, first I want to thank Shelly for thinking about me. You must check her blog as she really creates amazing CAS stuff. I also want to thank my friend Savannah for asking me but I had to say no to her as both these hops were on the same day:)

So here we go:

What am I working on?

Hmmm!! Where do I start. Actually, I was having back pain for last 10 days, so I could not do much of my DT work. I am just finishing all my pending DT work and creating a few cards for the magazine submission :). I am making a project for Imagine Crafts/ Tsukinko, just LOVE their inks and products. I have an un-finished project for Crafter's Companion, I love the various styles of stamps and stuff they provide :) Hmmm!! my love for cutesie as I have another in making card for Lawnscaping and I am using my Lawn Fawn stamps...lol. Also, my husband and me are sorting out our photographs and other computer stuff, so I can make layouts for my daughters and  I have a couple of craft video ideas all planned out :)

How does my work differ from others of it's genre?

This is a difficult question for me as I still don't know what my style is? Although my friends tell me they know it's my creation whenever I post something. They tell me my style is CAS and cute but with artsy feel. I also love to color and create mixed media.
I love to create fun, cheerful and bright projects with plenty of details as it makes me happy. I love colors and that shows in my creations. So, I can't say exactly what make my work different :)
Here are a few examples of my work:



Why do I write/create what I do?

This is simple :) I create because it makes me happy. I love stamps, inks and colors. Coloring is like a therapy for me. I forget everything, while doing it...lol.
I always wanted to be a doctor, so I studied Biology, chemistry and physics in University and my files use to have the best drawings in the class. I always was creative but this never turned to a hobby until recently. My notebooks had doodles on each n every page. Now that I think of it...it gives me a big smile:)
The biggest satisfaction of making cards now is, the smile it gives to the recipient. I am trying to make scrapbook pages too as my daughters want me to make their albums and gift them when they leave home :)


How does your writing/creative process work?

Now this varies from time to time. Normally, whenever I sit to create, I have to have a basic idea depending on what i am working on. If, I want to do a technique or if I want to showcase a stamp or if I want to color. Then I pick my products accordingly and it all comes together somehow.
Other times, when I have to work with a particular product,  I just go with the flow but I always do need kind of a basic plan first :)

There you go, that's a little bit about me. I hope you get to know me a bit more. 

HERE is Shelly's post from last Monday and these are my 2 amazing friends I want to tag.

Besides being sweet and helpful person Piali from "Touch of Creation" is super talented. She can do so many styles with such an ease. She keeps up with trends. Everytime I see her creations, there is always something new and interesting in the way she plays with pattern papers, embellishments and colors. Oh and not just cards, she makes beautiful Scrapbook pages too :)

and then there is Laurel from "Paper Crafts by Laurel". She is another super sweet and helpful person, I met her through blog land. She is so very talented and I love watching her videos, which are full of information. She makes mixed media look so simple and fun. I really enjoy how she incorporates techniques and colors to her projects. I am so happy to be with her in two teams

Thank you for being there till the end. I am looking forward to check Piali's and Laurel's post next week :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hello Everyone!!! here is a post, which I was suppose to post but could not write because of my back pain. I made this card for my post at Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko and Crafter's Companion. I love how it turned out. I used the new Christmas Party Paws stamps by Crafter's companion....it's totally adorable :)

Check HERE for a tutorial on how I created this card including all the supplies. Do you see that fluffy shimmery puffiness on the Santa hat. This is all because of the new to me embossing powder from Wow!! Love it and I think it's my favorite now:) So I am submitting this card for the monthly challenge at Wow! blog.




My US readers can look for the supplies at Crafter's Companion US and my European readers can check out the Crafter's Companion UK site.

Supplies:
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento: Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Dandelion; Memento Marker: Northern Pine, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Morocco; VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMarker, Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray, Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, Clear Embossing Powder, Craft Mat, Sponge Dauber
Stamp: Crafter’s Companion: Party Paws Christmas (sending Love)
Mama Elephant: Landscape Trio die
Spectrum Noir Markers: DR6, DR5, DR3, CR10, IG1, IS2, IG4, IG6, FS6
Embossing powder: WOW! Puff shimmer
Miscellaneous: Glitter paper


Friday, September 19, 2014

Hello!!

Hello Everyone!! Yes, it's been really long that I created something. My back is much better now. It's not yet 100 percent so I can't sit for long for a couple of days...but I am able to create a quick card or so :)

We have a new challenge up at Lawnscaping challenge blog and this time the theme is "CRITTERS Galore" and we all know Lawn Fawn has one of the cutest critters :)






All the inks are by Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko, Pencil colors by Spectrum Noir, Stamps Lawn Fawn and die is Memeory box. I will list the proper supplies, when I feel better. For my reader's from Switzerland, you can buy all the new Lawn Fawn and other stamps, Memento Luxe inks and lots more HERE at Scraphouse shop.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko and Magenta ink hop {Day 2}

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Hello and  Welcome to the day 2 of a week full of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.    

Here is my card and how I created it!



Close-up. Love all the textures using various products.


Instructions:
 Stamp and emboss the bird image


Put a little API ( all purpose ink) onto a clear sheet and use it as watercolor, to color the birds.


Stamp the birds onto masking paper, cut and then spritz some firework spray.


Stamp the branches using memento markers


Put a little irRESISTible spray onto an acrylic sheet and add dots for berries using an embossing tool.


Use white Pico embillisher for the snow effect, onto the branches. It is just perfect for those small areas of snow.


Stamp: Cuddle winter Birds, Bushy Branch
ImagineCraft/ Tsukineko: API (All Purpose Ink): Lemon Yellow, Cerulian Blue, Thistle, Chocolate, Tangerine, Sand, Poppy Red; Memento Marker: Northern Pine, Cottage Ivy; Pico Embellisher: White; irRESISTible texture spray: Lady Bug

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts' irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists' blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st. Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner.   

Presenting the other featured projects for today:


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Linda Lucas



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Debbie Gaetz

 
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Helène Métivier

 
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Cassandra DeGrace

 
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Edith Racine

 
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Ellie Knol


Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Poppy Trio

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today it's quite hot outside, so we were inside. I made this card and am so happy with the result :)

I am a huge Debby Hughes fan and she is the Muse over at CASE study challenge (I got inspired by the soft look and vellum on her Muse card and also the big bold red on the card she created for this challenge)


then there is the Runway Inspired challenge, which I really like but don't get time that often to play. (I got inspired by the floral with purple and red hue's, purple, black pattern and those clustered green leaves)


For my card, I did some no-line pencil coloring onto vellum using reds, purples, black and greens. I then used Purple shimmer cardstock as my cardbase. and this patterened black masking tape in angle to  depict the jacket print :) I used my new Penny Black stamp and also my new Spectrum Noir Pencil colors!




Since, I really went bold in my creation (bold colors and also the no-line pencil coloring on Vellum), I am joining the Simon Says Monday challenge!

Supplies:
Stamp: (Poppy Trio) Penny Black; Pencil Colors: (033, 022, 027, 025, 015, 120, 047, 056, 058, black) Spectrum Noir

Friday, September 5, 2014

Love you sweet lil' Princess

Hello everyone, Today I am sharing a card, which I made for my daughter using this cute lil' princess image by Crafter's Companion. I really adore this image and my daughter was so happy when she got it :)

I used Spectrum Noir markers to color her in and the inks to create the background and everything else is by ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko. I created the background using Brilliance pearlescent Jade and Memento Luxe wedding dress.



My US readers can look for the supplies at Crafter's Companion US and my European readers can check out the Crafter's Companion UK site.
Also, I would like your input on what kind of video would you like me do next. Thanks!
Supplies:  
Stamp: Crafter's Inspiration issue 4; Ink: (Memento onyx black, Brilliance pearlescent Jade, Memento Luxe wedding dress) ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko; Spectrum Noir Markers: CR8, CR10, CR11, DR5, FS2, FS3, PL1, Vellum

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Make a wish and a Video

Hello everyone!! Here is something new today. I made THIS card a while back and many of you asked me how I did this, so I decided it's time to do a video as to how I created this technique. 

Since it is my very first video, I do have some flaws. Esp. the voice volume. I have to work on it. Do let me know what you think. 

Here is the card I created. I used Lawn Fawn stamps, Simon says stamp stencil, ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko inks, Spectrum Noir Pencil colors and Lil'Inker designs die.


And here is the video, please give it a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe to my youtube channel.

 

To watch on youtube please click HERE


Supplies: 
Stamps: (float my boat, chit-chat) Lawn Fawn; Stencil: (Waves) Simon says Stamp; Inks: (Memento dye ink - summer sky, bahama blue, teal zeal; Radiant Neon in Electric Purple; Memento Luxe- Bahama blue; Shimmer spritz-Sparkle, irRESISTible Pico embellisher shimmer, Goosebumps texture spray shimmer) Imagine Crafts/Tsukinenko;  Spectrum Noir:  Color pencils: (016, 018, 027, 033, 099, 104) blending solution, stumps