Friday, December 2, 2016

Guest Designer at CAS Watercolor December Challenge !

I am super excited to be joining in the CAS Watercolor Challenge Team as the Guest designer :) Hooray!! I won the October challenge and was invited for the December challenge. Thank you so much Loll and Bonnie for having me over :)
The challenge for this month is watercolor resist. Such a fun technique. There are a number of way that you can do watercolor resist. One is of course embossing resist, others are crayon/ any oil based pencil/ marker or color resist.
For my card. I did oil pastel resist technique. Let me show you the card first...
I have these oil pastels and anything oil based would resist watercolors. So for my card, I took a watercolor panel and hand drew some concentric circles with white pastel. Then I water colored the background in grey. To dress up the card, I heat embossed and watercolored the flower, diecut the edge and assembled it all together.
I have used SSS scalloped edge dies, PTI Hugs diecut (sent by a sweet friend), Blooming Buds Stamp set
Here is a closeup...

I hope you like my card and will give this technique a try :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 !

Every Year Tracey McNeely of In my creative Opinion Blog organizes this fabuous event "25 Days of Christmas Tags". where each day a company brings a load of Christmas Tag inspiration. Today on the final day of the event, STAMPlorations and the team is showcasing their products through Christmas Tags.  
Here is the tag I created :) 
I cut of the tag, and a frame for the tag using nesting dies. O also added acetate on the frame. On the base, I heat embossed the sentiment and the houses. Then I inked the background using Distress ink. I added sequins and layered the frame on top. Then I added the little Kathryn's image with a string of lights after coloring it with Spectrum Noir marker.

I hope you like it, Head on over to Tracey's Blog for more inspiration HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

ATCAS #102 - Congratulations and a fond Farewell !

We are back with a new challenge at Addicted to CAS . This time the host of the challenge is awesome Jaydee and she has chosen the code word... CONGRATULATIONS. This challenge is really special for us as we celebrate the 4th birthday of ATCAS :) So congratulations code word seems just right for it. 

Though its a day to celebrate but for me... I am happy but sad at the same time :( I have been with ATCAS for a long time, but I had to take this hard decision of stepping down. With my little one it is becoming harder to pull enough time out to commit to my DT responsibilities and hence I decided to step down. These has been the most wonderful creative years for me :) ATCAS was my first DT ever and I can still recall the disbelief I had when I saw Kylie's email. I can't thank her enough to give me this opportunity. And she has been the most wonderful Leader. I will miss you :( I am thankful for the awesome team I have worked with and Barb for organizing things so nicely for us all :)

Love you all, will catch u in the blog land and play along with ATCAS whenever I will get a chance :)
Since its our birthday we have loads of sponsors lined up for you.You will win a Gift certificate from our fabulous sponsors Happy Little Stampers, A day for Daisies, Sami Stamp Shop, Eureka Stamps, Create a Smile Stamps and STAMPlorations

Here's my card... I went with the news on the baby for my Congratulations card.
To make this card, I diecut a stitched panel and a cloud die. On the base panel, I did some soft inking using Distress inks. I stamped the birds, colored and diecut these too. I then put it all together with some foam dots. I have used ME Cloud die, SSS Double stitched rectangular dies and Tweet Love stamp set. For coloring I used Prisma Color pencils :)

Our DT has come up with some amazing projects this week. Pop over to our ATCAS challenge blog here and take a peek. I am looking forward to the challenge this fortnight and am very excited to visit your blogs. 
Have fun in creating CAS card :) and thank you for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration - November 22nd 2016

Welcome back to STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!!

Let me show you my fourth Inspiration card for November 2016...

To make this card,I heat embossed the image and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils. I then stamped the sentiment in white pigment ink and gave a chalkboard look :). I have used Oh so Grateful Stamp setCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies 

Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment !

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop 2016!

Like last year, this year too STAMPlorations is doing a Giving Thanks Blog Hop. Only this time it is bigger and better with loads of inspiration and prizes. We have a lot of challenge Blogs joining us in the hop :) Check out the prize, you have so much to win. Link up a Thankyou/ Grateful/ Thanksgiving cards and your chance increases :)


Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific. You have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.
Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.

Let me show you the card I created :)
I am always drawn towards the white color of the pumpkins, so I thought I would make one on my card :) To make it I heat embossed the image on watercolor cardstock and diecut it with the coordinating die. Then I watercolored it. Next I diecut a frame and layered it all on a patterned paper with frames :) Here are a few more shots...
 I have used the following products Oh, So Grateful Bundle, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and Gansai Tambi Watercolors

I hope you enjoyed the creation, there are a lot of stops in the hop. Please find the links below or go to the STAMP blog HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)