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 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.

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 :)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome! I am honored to be part of this special Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. You should have come here from the amazingly talented Enza Gudor's blog. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Altenew's blog here

Altenew is celebrating parents, not only with this hop, but also with a very important card drive. Their goal is to send cards to the elderly who live in nursing homes and shelters, to let them know they're not forgotten. We want these important people to feel loved, celebrated and honored and we need your help! 

PLEASE check out the, "Celebrating Parents Blog Hop" page HERE to read more about this important cause and to see the details of how you can participate.

For my first card I used the Best Dad stamp and Die Bundle. There are so many wonderful elements in this set, which would be perfect for any style. I combined this with the pattern paper and enamel dots are from the New Day Card Kit. I colored the images using copic markers.

Here is a close-up to see all the details of the images.

Now, I wanted to create a card for my mom. For which I used this pretty layered Watercolor Bouquet stencil. I am so happy at the way my card turned out. I also used the Script Word Dies and Floral Garden stamp set from the New Day Card Kit to create the sentiment. Fun right? :)

Did you know that Altenew has wonderful stamp sets that celebrate parents? With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming soon, they're perfect for those important cards we all need to create! 20% of the profits earned from the following sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Special Offer:

Save 35% Off on the Best Dad stamp and Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.

Altenew is generously giving a $20 gift certificate for one of my readers.Simply follow me on my blog and instagram and leave a comment here. Please don't forget to check on 4/30/2018. I will announce my blog winner here on my blog. I The next stop on the hop is the super talented Laurel Beard's blog.

Blog Hop Order: 

>>>Isha Gupta <<<

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to check out "Celebrating Parents Blog Hop" page HERE to see the details of how you can participate
Have a nice day!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio: April Challenge

Hello everyone! 
Have you played with the Pinkfresh Studio April challenge yet. We've got two amazing sketches for both memory keepers and cardmakers, and the color combination is inspired by our Let Your Heart Decide collection. Feel free to use just the sketch, just the colors or combine them!

Here is my take on it. I used the sketch and the colors both. I used the Botanical Branch die to create the horizontal part of the sketch. This card was fun to create using all the fun elements from Let Your Heart Decide collection. The birdie is from the Be You collection.

Here is a close-up to check out all the textures.

One cardmaking entry will receive a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio Store 

Now it's time for YOU to play along! CHECK out the rules on the Pinkfresh Studio Challenge post HERE.


Get your creations in by April 30th 12:00 pm PST. Winners will be announced on May 1st, on the May Challenge post. 

Reminder: Have you checked my Designer Spotlight post HERE. There is a chance to win some awesome goodies and details are in the post. You wouldn't want to miss it :)

See you later! Have a fun crafty day!!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome wonderful crafty friends! 

Today I am excited and honored to be part of the celebration for Altenew's 4th Anniversary Blog hop Day 3. I've loved Altenew from the day they first released their stamps and my love is growing ever since :)
You might have come here from the talented Heidi Jakobs's blog.

I have two cards for you today. 

Card 1: I used a mix of stamps and stencil for this card. First I used the Tree Ring Stencil to create the background. I then stamped the flowers in an ombre effect using Frosted Garden stamp set. I then die-cut it using the Frosted Garden Dies. I then stamped and embossed the word Celebrate from the Super Script stamp set and die-cut it using Super Script die set

Finally I assembled everything together. To finish, I added the enamel dot from the New Day Card Kit

For my next card I went to traditional watercolor. I used Build a flower: Gardenia stamp set and colored using some Daniel smith and Schminke watercolors. For the sentiment, I used the Beautiful Day Stamp set.

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Laurel Beard .


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 5 Class Spots 
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Tombow USA: 2 Dual Brush Pen Sets(10 Colors) and 2 TwinTone Dual Tip Marker Sets(12 Colors)
WOW! Embossing Powder: $40 Gift Certificate
Create & Craft TV: £25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

Special Offer:

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. (Include a promotion graphic if you'd like.)

Blog Hop Order: 

>>>Isha Gupta<<<

Happy hopping and have a fun crafty day!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello and welcome crafty friends! 

I am so excited and honored to be part of this fun celebration!!! YES! We are celebrating Pinkfresh studio's 4th Birthday with a bloghop :) YAY!!! Congratulations Kinnari!!! I remember when I first saw Pinkfresh products and fell in love with them. The soft and delicate feel along with the freshness of designs totally stole my heart and today I feel proud to be in the team :) You must have come from the sweet and wonderful Zsoka Marko's blog.

For today's card I used Enjoy the Journey stamp and Enjoy the Journey die set along with the Sweet Treats and Basic Banners stamp sets. Did you notice, how the colors on my card match the birthday banner? I just realized it
To begin, I created the background using some twinkling H2O. I then stamped the balloons and the clouds from the Enjoy the Journey stamp set and colored them using zig clean color real brush markers. I then die-cut the images using Enjoy the Journey die .
Then, I stamped and embossed the banners onto the panel using Basic Banners stamp and adhered the rest of the images.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Treats stamp . To finish, I adhered some star confetti.

Here is a close up for you :)

There isn't any celebration without prizes and Pinkfresh is generously is giving away a lot of them...wohooo!!!

Giveaway & Prize
Each stop on the bloghop will have a winner. Entry closes on Monday, April 9th at 6am PST. You have a chance to win $40 gift card to the Pinkfresh StoreWe will post the winners on the Pinkfresh Blog on Monday April, 9th at 12:30pm PST. Please head on over to the Pinkfresh Blog to check if you've won. 

Additionally, we have a $100 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh studio store for a comment left on the  Pinkfresh studio blog post. This will be chosen at random.

 But WAIT!!! There's more.....

Instagram 24 Hour Stories Giveaway
We will give one lucky winner a $100 Gift Card to the Pinkfresh Store. All you have to do is repost our Birthday Bash story. A winner will be selected within 24 hours.

AND we will have a Stamp and Die bundle giveaway on our Instagram feed as well. Next stop on the hop is the talented Elsie Robinson.

Here is the full list for the bloghop

>>>Isha Gupta <<<

Let the fun begin!!! See you tomorrow with a special post ;)