Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year in NEON

Hello everyone!! I know...I know, I am not blogging much but with kids and hubby at home for 2 weeks, I hardly get any ME time ;) And we are re-organizing our bedroom/office space too. I have to make my craft table more useful...
And finally it's snowing here...we already have about 20 cm snow and it's snowing more n more :) The temp. yesterday night was -11

So, here is a card, which is on the Imagine Crafts blog today! Check out the full tutorial and supply list HERE.
And this is how I got inspired to create this card....I've always loved soft colors and never thought I could love Neons, ever!! When Imagine Crafts introduced the new Radiant Neon inks last year, I was a little bit scared to try them but I did give them a go. Little did I know that I will fall in love with this line of ink! LOL So for my New Year’s card, I used my favorite Radiant Neon inks along with the subtle shimmer of the Shimmer Spritz Sparkle and the recently introduced Radiant Neon irRESISTible Pico Embellisher

Year 2014 was quite good to me in terms of Crafting. I worked with some of the best teams, I got published a lot including covers of the magazines.  Also I got published in the magazines in UK. Most of all a dream came true, when I was picked a World Card Making Day 2014 winner by Paper Crafts& Scrapbooking magazine. Hope the new year will bring more challenges and new adventures :) Do keep checking my blog...I have some special things coming up :)

I wish you all a Happy New Year 2015! Enjoy and Have fun!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lawnscaping December Hop

Hello All!! It's time for the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration team monthly hop. We have a pretty inspiring color combo for you :) This month we have Turquoise and Greens!!
You must be here from Sabine's blog else start from Lawnscaping blog.

I love these colors. 

Make sure to comment at each stop to win some awesome markers as we are being sponsored by Spectrum Noir :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winner of my WCMD hop

Hello Everyone!! I am sorry, I completely forgot the date of picking the winner of my giveaway. Too many pre- Christmas preparations were going on at my daughter's school. 
I know I have not posted any creation but time is just flying by. Hope to create a card soon.

So, here is the winner of my giveaway!!

"Celeste Goff said...
What a beautiful card Isha! And I'm not surprised that you won (congrats btw) because your cards are always amazing!"

Congrats Celeste. I will be sending you an email soon. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and words of encouragement. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Coffee lovers' blog hop. I am joining in the fun with some card-makers, who share the love of COFFEE!!
The fun starts at Amy's blog HERE.

For my card, I used the sketch by DCWV stack-o-holic challenge, as I recently got some stacks by them in my World Card Making day prize. Love the papers. Then I used my one and only coffee kind of stamp set by paper smooches :) I stamped the coffee beans, fussy cut and applied some ImagineCrafts shimmer spritz and irRESISTible Pico embellisher to create the embellishments. I know it's not all snowflake and stuff but I love glitter during this time of the year, so this card has plenty of glitter in real life :) And somehow, I had to add the cocoa beans as my embellishments...lol

My card:

Thanks Amy for organizing it! You can find the inlinkz to link your card and all the details at Amy's blog.
I am playing along the challenges at:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Bling it on! I love all the glitter and shine :)
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Anything Goes

Supplies: Patterned paper: DCWV (The basic Stack, The Burlap paper Stack, The Glitzy Glitter stack); Stamp: Paper Smooches (Cyber Cafe); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (VersaMark, Memento Luxe- Expresso Truffle), Shimmer spritz Sparkle, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher - clear, white embossing powder

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WCMD 2014 Winner's Blog Hop

Hello and welcome everyone to a very special hop. This hop is featuring all the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine World Card Making Day 2014 winners. Thanks Holly for organizing it! I was (and still am) so very excited and honored to have won this title. It is a big crafty DREAM come true :)

As you all know that the magazine is closing its doors and sadly the April 2015 issue won't be published. That's why the fifteen of us decided to do this hop so we could get a chance to share our winning cards with you all!
Here is a wonderful badge of all of us, which Virginia created.

You should've come from Tosha's blog. If you didn't, hop over to Jamie's blog for the beginning of the hop.

Here is my card which got chosen for the "Thank You" category. I used the "Multi-Inking Technique" to stamp the flowers and leaves. I really like how this card came out:

Thank you Holly for the photos.

To celebrate, I'm having a give-away on my blog, it's open to Internationals too {photo below}. To be eligible to win, please follow my blog (if you don't already) and leave a comment on this post by the 10th of December. I will pick a winner on the 12th :)

The next blog on the hop is Jill Dewey's blog.

PS. Here's the complete list of the blog hop participants.

Supplies:  Cardstock: (Solar white) Neenah, (Candy Necklace) Bazzill Card Shoppe;  Stamp: (Petal and Stems, Sending you) Avery Elle; Inks: (Aqua marine, mint to be) Avery Elle, (Memento Luxe-Morocco, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, Olive Grove, Dandelion; Versafine); Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Hello and welcome for a special blog hop to thank everyone from the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine for the inspiration they provided us all. Sadly, the magazine's closing but our printed magazines and the memories  will always remain with us :) Talking about {memories}: sleepless nights before the submission, waiting for the fb parties, refreshing the page a *zillion* times to check our mail box, nervous chatting with friends, and hopefully a happy dance in the end...I sure will miss that all!
I made many good friends, thanks PC&S!! I was also excited every time I saw my magazine in the letter box...I'd walk around the house holding on to it the whole day long...lol ;)
Thank you PC&S for pushing me to my limits, to broaden my horizon and step out of my comfort zone.

You should've arrived from Danielle's blog. If you'd like to start from the beginning, there's an inklinkz on bottom.

Now to my card: It may seem inappropriate that the sentiment is "smile" but I think we can say "smile because it happened". So even though I'm sad, I'm still smiling :)

The next stop on the hop is Jen's blog. Happy hopping and wishing the PC&S team happy future!

Here's the whole list:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone!! Today we have a new challenge at  Lawnscaping challenge blog and this time the theme is "White on White"! 

I used some translucent paste and white glitter to create the snow and some silver embossing powder for my sentiment and image. I also used some mirror foil to mat my focal panel.

Stamp: Lawn Fawn (Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods,  ); Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (VersaMark); Simon Says falling snow stencil; Glitter: Ranger

For my reader's from Switzerland, you can buy all the new Lawn Fawn and and lots more HERE at Scraphouse shop.