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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio: Smile

Hello lovely people! I am up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today sharing how to create two totally different looks using one die and one stamp set. There are so many awesome products in our Spring release. I decided to use the Modern Mandala Die, Aviary stamp and Aviary co-ordinating die set


For this card, I sponged some distress inks to the center of my mat layer and flicked a little water for some texture. I then diecut the Modern Mandala using white cardstock and adhered it to the layer. I then stamped the birds from the Aviary stamp set and colored them using copic markers and diecut them using the coordinating die set.


I then stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a black stripe.I adhered a small vellum circle at the center of the mandala and then adhered the images and the sentiment. I adhered this piece to a white card base. To finish, I added a tiny puffy heart from Let Your Heart Decide collection puffy sticker sheet.

Card 2


I started with creating a background wash using watercolors. I then die-cut the Modern Mandala Die and sponged some distress inks to it. Now I added some embossing powers and embossed it. I adhered this to the watercolor layer. Now I adhered this panel to the white card base.


For the sentiment I used the Aviary stamp, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a black card stripe. I adhered it to the layer giving it a wavy effect.

Hope you got inspired and had fun! Thanks for dropping by :)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Embossing!! Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge Guest Designer

Hello crafty friends!!!
So excited and honored to be a guest over at Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 98 sponsored by Simon Says StampThe theme is "Embossing". Thank you Barb and SSS for having me over :)
I love Simon's gorgeous products and they are so versatile too. I don't know about you but I like to stretch my supplies whenever I can so when I got the theme, I decided to work with techniques and stretch my products. I took out some of the new and old products and started creating. Here is how below:

Card 1
I used the Heart Stream die here and instead of using it for die-cutting, I embossed using it. I then used the back side of this embossed impression piece. Love the raised effect. I then die-cut the hearts from the Holiday Shapes die. It's amazing how it fits perfectly inside the Heart Stream die. I used Zig Clean color brush markers to add color to the hearts in a rainbow color order. Adhered them inside the raised parts. To finish I die-cut the sentiment from gold mirror cardstock using the Happy Birthday die. A clean and simple card, perfect for a birthday :)



Card 2

For this card, I used one of my favorite SSS stencil and rather than using it as a stencil, I used it for dry embossing. It gives a subtle raised effect, you can see it in the close up better. Here are the products I used for my card.Stamp: Cloudy Sky's, Tilted Banner Sayings; Die: Picture Book Lion, You word die, Clouds; Stencil: Mosaic Heart Stencil

I embossed using the stencil and then applied some distress oxide inks to it. (check for the colors HERE, HERE and HERE) I then die-cut the Picture Book Lion image (Oh! love them all), sponged various distress inks. Now for the grass, I went a bit creative. I didn't have any of the SSS hills or grass so I used the cloud stamp and dies to create the grassy bushes :) AND that is what I meant by versatile... aren't these products versatile?


check out the embossed detail using the stencil :)


Card 3

Now for this card I used dies for embossing as well as traditional embossing using watermark ink and embossing powder.
I used:
For the coloring I used the Zig Clean color brush markers and some distress oxide inks for the background.



And now it's your turn to create! Check out the rules and prizes at Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 98. Looking forward to see your creations :) Have a happy crafty weekend!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spellbinders Die D-LITES: Guest

Hello crafty people :-)
Today is a special post as Yana Smakula from Spellbinders asked me if I wanted a surprise packet with two dies and I said YES!!! :)
So I got these fun Spellbinders Die D-LITES and had a blast creating

So the first card is a fun masculine card. Of-coarse it can be used for pretty girlie card....maybe I will create something for my next post. I used the Die D-LITES Tractors Etched Dies for this. Now  What's special about these dies is that once you die-cut it, you can let the die-cut piece in the die and then emboss the details of the dies. It looks really cool in real.


Here is a closeup for the details


For my next 2 cards I used the DIE D-LITES Build A Terrarium Etched Dies. Here I want to share how versatile dies can be. I created a CAS mixed media card and then using the same dies, created a layered card using patterned papers.

For this card I used some distress inks for the background and Nuvo mousse and a stencil for the background detail. I then die-cut the pieces from Neenah white cardstock and colored in using zig clean color real brush markers. Looks FUN isn't it :)



For my next card I used some patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio. I then layered them. Then I die-cut the images and colored in using the copic markers. I then assembled everything together.




Thank you so much Yana and Spellbinders for asking me!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio Card Inspiration

Hello  crafty people!! Today I am on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, sharing a few cards using the stamp sets which come with the scrapbook collections. They are really fun to create with and can easily be used to create technique bases cards while using some of the elements from the kit itself or can be mix and match with other stamp and dies.

Card 1


For this card I used the Be You collection kit and the stamp. I created my own background using pan pastels and the stamp from the kit.


I then used the Ephemera pack from the same collection to create the fun sentiment cluster.

Card 2


I used the stamp from Let Your Heart Decide collection and created the background by stamping the leaves in a random order. I then used glitter embossing powder and embossed them randomly.


I then combined it with the LOVE with Botanicals die from the new release. I stamped and heat embossed the Butterfly from the Bloom and Grow stamp set and adhered it to the panel as an accent.

Card 3


Here again I used the stamp from Let Your Heart Decide collection. I created this fun faux watercolor panel using the flowers and leaves.


I then used the newly released LOVE with Botanicals die to create the sentiment.

Hope you got inspired and had fun! Tell me what you think about the stamp sets that come with the kits? Do you use them for cards or scrapbooking or both :) Thanks for dropping by :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio: Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop


Hello and welcome! Today I am super honored to join Pinkfresh Studio in the Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop. This is such a special hop and a wonderful cause.

It's organized by Lea Lawson, who unfortunately had to go through all the pain. You can read all about it on her blog.
But as Lea says: together we can accomplish SO much more! Plus - we are making it fun! We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! We also have a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry! {You can also see all the prizes HERE.}


There are lots of ways you can help! Read all the info on Lea's blog HERE.

BLOG HOP

Not only is this a fundraiser, but also a super inspiring blog hop with MANY stops along the way! As you hop along, you will see amazing cards created with a very special theme. Lea created this moodboard inspired by Layton's nursery.


Here is my take on the theme using Pinkfresh Studio stamps and dies.

My 1st card is CAS all white for a calm feel. I added some gold as an accent from the moodboard colors. I used Word series: Believe stamp set and various dies from Fleur 1 and Fleur 2 Dies. 


Foe my next card I used stamps from Playful Animal Friends 2, butterfly is from the Playful Animal Friends 1Word series: Believe and the flower from Fleur 2 stamp set.



For my last card I used the Playful Animal Friends 1Word series: BelieveFleur 2  and Always Flowers stamp sets.





Here is a link list with all of the stops along the hop! Please be sure to leave some love for the thoughtfulness & generosity that these companies, stores & designers have shown for this Card Drive & Fundraising effort. This wouldn't have been possible without them, and we are so grateful & thankful.


Have an amazing rest of your day!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Altenew Build a Flower Morning Glory Giveaway Winner


The winner of 20$ gift coupon from the Build-A-Flower: Morning Glory post is ..........YAY!!! Congratulations Donna.
Donna Phelan said...
THUD! Pardon me! lol Your cards are AHmazing! WOW! Each one prettier than the last! This, my dear, is ART!!!

Please write a comment here by the 8th. of May, so I know you have seen the post. Else I will pick another winner on the 9th. In-case I don't hear from Donna. 

Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 5/15/2018 with the subject line BAF: Morning Glory Release Winner from Isha's Blog.

Happy Shopping!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Altenew Build a Flower Morning Glory Release + Giveaway - Guest Designer

Hello and welcome everyone! I'm super delighted this morning to be a guest designer for the latest addition to Altenew's popular monthly Build a Flower release - this month featuring the beautiful Morning Glory.
In addition to giveaways featured on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog, Altenew has provided a separate giveaway for one of my readers, yay! :)

Now a little bit info about this beautiful set: 

The Build-A-Flower: Morning Glory set includes 1 6x8 stamp set (21 stamp images) and 1coordinating die set (3 dies).
This set contains two beautiful multi-layered morning glories along with leaves and vines. Morning glories produce typical funnel-shaped blossoms in white, red, blue, purple, and yellow. You may stamp these flowers in any of the Altenew ink colors to get great results! It comes in the Morning Glory Bundle with inks as well.



This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

Today, I've got 3 cards to share with you all.
For the first card, I only used the second layer of the flower to stamp. For more details on the three focal flowers, I used my Polychromos color pencils to add depth and a bit of a pop. I used Altenew ink in Peach Perfect, Coral Berry, Minty Mint and Hunter Green along with some other inks.


For the second card, I went for more of a bold and graphic look using watercolors. This time, I only used the outline layer stamps. Adding some Prima watercolors afterwards, I love how this loose coloring effect turned out.


For my last card, I used all the stamp layers and went for a no-line water color effect. After coloring, I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies and adhered it to my base layer. In combination with the watercolor background, I love the artsy feel of this card. I also used the Creative Edges: Lace die for this card.


Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 5/6/2018.

In addition: I will be choosing a winner from comments left on my blog to win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew! Winner will be announced on my blog on the 5th May 2018

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop Giveaway winner


Here is the winner of my post. Congratulations Aimee :) Please write a comment here by the 3rd. of May, so I know you have seen the post. Else I will pick another winner on the 4th. In-case I don't hear from Aimee. 
Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 5/20/2018 with the subject line Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop Winner from Isha's Blog.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...
Your sending love card is gorgeous! Love the simplicity of it and the fathers day card is brilliant!

Happy Shopping!!!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Spring Release Blog Hop. You are going to love the new release. It has GORGEOUS stamps and dies with a fresh and innovative look.


You must have come here from the sweet and talented Amy Tsuruta's blog. Sorry for a long post, get some coffee/tea...sit back and enjoy :)

For today, I decided to highlight the Floral Frame with a Swan stand alone die. It's such a detailed, versatile die. 

Card 1: Here, I went with exactly how the Floral Frame with a Swan stand alone die looks. I simply die-cut the floral panel, colored using some watercolors. I then added color to the swan (love the details on this) and assembled it onto the panel.The flowers are cut partially, which really give so much detail, dimension to this die. I then added some nuvo jewel drops to the flower center. I used the sentiment from another new set stamp set "Let's Flamingle". To finish the card, I used the pattern paper from the Be You 6 by 6 paper pad.


Look at all the dimension and subtle shine :)


Card 2:  This is another variation to the die. And I just want to share how easy it can be used with the elements from the older products. Here I used the same Floral Frame with a Swan die. I cut it once using black cardstock and once using watercolor paper. I then fussy cut the flowers from the watercolor paper, added watercolor and some gold flicks. I then adhered the flowers to the black panel. I then heat embossed the sentiment from another new stamp set "Aviary" using gold embossing powder. I then embossed a butterfly from one of the old release "Bloom & Grow" and adhered it to the panel. For the cardbase, I used pattern paper from A Case of Blahs paper pad.


Love the dimension and detail of this die.


For my 3rd and last card, I took a different way. I used the flowers from the Floral Frame with a Swan die and combined it with another new stand alone dies "Smile with Botanicals and Hello with Botanicals". The sentiment is again from "Let's Flamingle" stamp set.



Prizes
There are lots of prizes for you to win some awesome goodies. All you have to do is comment on Pinkfresh Blog and all the blogs on the hop :) You have until Friday 4/27 at 5:00 PM CST to comment. Winners will be announced on Saturday Morning. Next stop on the hop is wonderfully creative Lea Lawson's blog.

Grand Prize: Entire Spring Stamp & Die release picked from comments on the Pinkfresh Studio blog post
$25 Gift Certificates: Every other stop on the hop will be giving away a $25 GC to the Pinkfresh Store
Now there is another fun promo going on:



Free Party Animal stamp set with a $50 purchase using code FREEPARTYWITH50.

Valid from 4/23 at 12:01am thru 4/29 at 11:59pm (Monday-Sunday)
For code to be valid you must add $50+ to your cart, then theParty Animal stamp set. Cart total will be $65+, then use the code upon checkout.


Here are the products being released today, simply click on the graphics to see them in the shop.


  






 This is what I used today :)


Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful time hopping :)