Saturday, November 17, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop WINNER

Hello everyone! So, I am here with the winner for Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop :)



The winner of 30$ gift coupon is......Linda R

YAY! Congratulaions Linda

Linda R. said...
Beautiful, beautiful cards. You have an elegant style.
The touches of gold in your work are amazing and just
perfect. Great job.

Please leave a comment so I know you have seen the post and contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 11/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Isha's Blog.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted to be a part of the November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop over at Altenew.
You are going to love the various products with variety of styles. You can see all the November Release products HERE.


You should have come here from the talented Nicole Picadura's blog. If not start at the Altenew Blog. This is going to be a long post so grab your favourite drink, relax and enjoy :)


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For my first card, I decided to go for a mixed media look using mix of products. I used the Handpicked Bouquet stamp, embossed the floral sprig using Rose Gold embossing powder onto vellum and colored using Alcohol markers.  and Handpicked Bouquet die to create the focal point for my card, I used Wild Ferns stamp set to stamp on the background.  The sentiment is from the Engraved Flowers stamp set. Other than this I also used the Creative Edges: Lace die, Sketched Lines Stencil, pattern paper and enamel dots from the New Day Card Kit. I used  Silver Stone ink and the Rose Gold embossing powder


My next card is using the GORGEOUS Leaf Medallion Die. This die has 2 pieces. For my card, I used both the dies. I started by creating a background using Tim Holtz alcohol inks, I then die-cut the Leaf Medallion Die and applied some Rose Gold and Gina K Hop Pink foil to parts of it. I really love the effect and have been using this technique for many cards :) The sweet sentiment is from another new stamp "Kind Confetti"

 

Next, I decided to show you two cards using the same stamp but different techniques and looks. Since the Tim Holtz alcohol inks were out, I decided to use them with the WONDERFUL layering stamp "Wild Ferns".
I created the background using alcohol ink and applied some Rose Gold foil to it. I then stamped the 1st. layer of the fern image using Alcohol lift ink and transfer this to a neenah white card stock, so I will be getting 2 cards actually. 
Once, I removed ink from the first panel, I was left with a ghost image of the fern onto the alcohol inked panel. I stamped the last layer from the same fern over the first layer to give some definition to the image. I then die-cut the word HUGS from Script Words Die, stacked it 3 times and adhered it to the panel. The words "sending lots of" is from the Heart Flowers Stamp set.



Now the white panel, which I used to transfer the image to while using the Alcohol lift ink is the start of the 2nd. card. I stamped the 3rd. layer of the same fern using Aqualicious ink. I then stamped some other fern images to this card using Altenew Razzelberry ink and some Delicata gold ink. I then die-cut the word "LOVE" from the Script Words Die, stacked and adhered it to the card.



Fun isn't it!!!
Now to my last card...there are so many ideas going on in my head but I decided to go for a no-line watercolor card. This is one of my favourite techniques. I used the Engraved Flowers stamp set along with the Kind Confetti stamp set. See its so easy to mix and match various stamps :)




Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.

That's not all,
Altenew is generously giving a $30 gift certificate for one of my readers...simply follow my blog and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ishagupta_ig/) and leave a comment here. Please don't forget to check on November 17th. 2018. I will announce my blog winner here on my blog. 
To continue the hop, head on over to the talented Lydia Evans's Blog.
Here is the full list for the hop:

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Heffy Doodle: Sending Positive Vibes

Hello everyone! I am on the Heffy Doodle blog today, sharing a fun card using few of the new release products. I used Whatcha Saying Now , Dino Time clear stamp sets. Whatcha Saying Now, Dino Time and the Metric Stitched Rectangle Dies. Metric??? YES!!! It's the size for UK/EU card sizes. Perfect for A4 cardstock. AWESOME!! We also have the Imperial size, which is the standard US size, check out HERE. Finally, I also used the new Cross Walk stencil to create my background.





To start with I die cut the rectangle white panel using the Metric Rectangle die. I then masked the edges and sponged some distress ink to it. I then took the stencil and sponged some more ink through it. Remove the stencil and spray some shimmeringz spray. Let this panel dry and remove the mask.

I then stamped the images. I colored the dinos using copic markers. I added some shadows to the palm trees using pencil colors and die cut the images using coordinating dies. I then stamped the sentiment and die cut that too.



Now, adhere the panel to the cardbase. Finally adhere all the images to the card.

Hope you enjoyed this fun and playful card. Have a happy crafty day!

Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop WINNER

Hello everyone! So, I am here with the winner for Altenew Die Cutting blog hop :)



The winner of 20$ gift coupon is......

YAY! Congratulaions Liz O.

Liz O. said...
Fantastic designs Isha! Love the different ways you used the cover dies and absolutely love “stacked” glossy script words as a focal point. Thanks for the inspiration!

Liz, please write a comment here by 5th. November so I know you have seen the post. Else I will have to pick another winner on the 6th. November.

After leaving a comment here please
contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 11/15/2018 with the subject line Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop Winner from Isha's Blog

Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Heffy Doodle Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! I am super excited to share the Heffy Doodle Release 5 with you all along with some of the team and our special guests. It's packed with wonderful products and there is something for everyone :) 
You should have arrived here from Koren Wiskman's blog.


For today, I have 2 cards to share with you using the fun new products.
Card 1
I used the Stargazer backdrop die to die cut the panel and sponged it using distress inks. I then applied snow using the First Snow stencil and let it dry. I then die cut the hills using the stitched Slopey Joes border dies and sponged the edges. I then applied some white puff twinkle embossing powder by WOW! and heat set it.
I then stamped, colored the images from Santa's Village and Wanna Build a Snowman stamp set. I then fussy cut them and adhered everything to the card panel. I then adhered the panel to a white cardbase.
For the sentiment, I die cut the Heffy Cuts: Merry and Christmas, dabbed Delicata gold ink to it and adhered it to the card.



Card 2

I started with creating my background using some acrylic paints and let it dry. I then applied embossing paste through the StarFall stencil. I then stamped and colored the images using Santa's Village stamp set and die cut them using the co-ordinating dies. I masked the sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set, stamped and embossed it onto a black stripe. I adhered the sentiment stripe after lining it with gold glitter paper.
To finish, I added some puff paint to the santa's hat and the roof.


Prize:

There is a £50 voucher to win to the Heffy Doodle Store. All you have to do is comment on each blog stop. Comments will close on October 31st, and winners will be announced on November 1st on the Heffy Doodle Blog. 

That's not all!!!!

Not everyone can be a winner - so Heffy Doodle would love to offer our readers an exclusive coupon which will give you a 15% discount to the store. Code expires 28th October, and is only valid in Heffy Doodle products (not valid for vouchers or items in the Craft Essentials category)

The coupon is : 58YbSx3L

AND MORE.......


Have you checked the promotion going on at Heffy Doodle store?
There is actually a promotion currently in place over on the Heffy Doodle store. Orders over £30 (before shipping fees and after any discounts are applied) will automatically get a FREE exclusive Dinky Dinos stamp set! Those who spend over £45 will get the matching dies as well.

Line Up:

Heffy Doodle
Rosali B.
Mona Toth
Jessica Frost - Ballas
Gemma Campbell
Kaja Vezenšek
Carissa Wiley
Heather Hoffman
Francesca Vignoli
Koren Wiskman
Isha Gupta<<< you're here
Laura Volpes
Nichol Spohr
Amy Rysavy
Caly Person
Amanda Korotkova
Ilda Dias
Laura Sterckx

Enjoy the hop with your favourite drink and don't forget to comment along the way to win some awesome prizes :)
Have a nice crafty day! 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop + Giveaway - Guest


Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted to be a part of the Dynamic Die Cutting blog hop over at Altenew.
You must have come here from the talented Sara Naumann's blog. If not then hop over to the Altenew Card Blog to begin the hop.
 
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For today, I decided to use one die and created 3 cards using 3 different techniques. There were so many dies to choose from but I picked the Layered Medallion Cover Die B. There is also a bundle available for this die with both A and B dies. They can be layered to get beautiful look. Check out HERE to see all the wonderful dies.

For my first card, I embossed the background using the Layered Medallion Cover Die B instead of cutting using the die. I then sponged some distress inks to add color to it.
I then sponged the same yellow ink onto a scrap piece of cardstock and die-cut the "HUGS" from the Script Words Die. I die cut the same using black cardstock too. I then stacked them together and added some glossy accent to it. I used the sentiment "sending lots of" from the Heart Flowers Stamp and embossed it using WOW! opaque white embossing powder



For my 2nd. card, I die cut a white panel using  the Layered Medallion Cover Die B. I then applied versamark ink to it and added WOW! Embossing powders in Vintage Peacock, Spring Breeze, Totally Teal. I then stamped the word "Awesome" from the Super script stamp and die cut it using the Super Script die. I adhered this whole panel to a white cardbase. Love the sparkle and glitter and I am sure it will brighten your day too :)



For my last card, I colored the vellum using distress inks in various colors. I then die cut the vellum using the Layered Medallion Cover Die B. I really like the soft look of vellum. I then stamped the word "Celebrate" from Super Script stamp and die cut it using the Super Script die. I adhered the vellum to the white cardbase and then adhered the sentiment.


Hope you enjoyed the different techniques using the same die. The next stop on the hop is the super talented
Agnieszka Malyszek's blog. 

Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to five lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, October 31st for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 11/4/2018.

In addition to giveaways featured on the Altenew Card Blog, Altenew has provided a  $20 gift certificate for one of my readers, yay! :) I will announce the winner on my blog on 11/1/2018

There's more: 

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Promotion: Save 15% off on all dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, 3D dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 10/25/2018 until 10/27/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT or while supplies last. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Check out all the dies HERE.
Take your favourite coffee or tea and enjoy the gorgeous inspiration :) Have a wonderful day!

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!