25 March 2017

A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Blog hop

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the A Blog Named Hero 5th anniversary blog hop. It's turning 5 and It's a special two-day hop to celebrate the 5th Anniversary. All the collaborating companies in the past 5 yrs are coming forward to sponsor this blog hop how exciting!!

 I enjoyed working as a design team member (former DT) at A blog named hero and  I am honored to be part of this blog hop. Here is my card, I used Hero Arts butterfly and flower stamp and cut set. It's a very simple card. Stamped the background in Hero Arts soft granite shadow ink. Die cut the flowers and leaves and colored it with zig clean real brush markers.  Finished my card by adding a few clear sequins from Pretty pink posh


Your next hop is  Newton's Nook

The hop will go one for two days and there are different prizes each day
Today's prizes include the following: 
$50 gift card to Hero Arts

$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh

$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton 
$20 gift card to Right at Home
One Online Card Class of your choice

To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  The winner will be selected randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Click on ABNH to check the complete list of blog hop 

Happy crafting and hopping!!

18 March 2017

ATCAS - Seaside

Time for a new challenge at ATCAS. The new code word is Seaside and the first thing that come to my mind is fun in the sun.  I have done something different on my card. I have not used any stamps, inks just used pattern paper and chipboards from Photoplay. This is my recent purchase from stamp & scrapbook expo. Thank you, Barb for this wonderful and fun code word.

For inspiration hop over to ATCAS blog

Happy crafting!!

10 March 2017

Floral bouquet

I enjoyed coloring this card after a busy day. First I heat embossed the stamped image with gold embossing powder and used zig clean color real brush pens for coloring.  Finished my card by adding clear sequins from Pretty pink posh.

I followed the Freshly made sketches. 
Also linking this card to Addicted to stamps and more challenge

Happy coloring!!

07 March 2017

purple and green

The daily marker 30-day challenge is keeping me motivated to color everyday today I colored the images from Sugar pea designs - Enchanted garden stamp set. Also did some die cutting too.  Colored the images using Zig clean color real brush. Used Versafine black ink for stamping. 


For this card, I followed the CTS #211 sketch and picked up the colors from the inspiration pic at Sugar pea designs - Mix it up challenge #29

I am also entering this card to The paper players theme challenge - cut it out

04 March 2017

ATCAS - Doodle

It's time for a new challenge at ATCAS and I am the host this time and I chose the word DOODLE. So here is my inspirational card. I used Doodled elements stamp set from Mudra stamps.  Used Zig clean color real brush for coloring. I enjoyed coloring this image.

For inspiration hop over to ATCAS blog 

Happy coloring!!

02 March 2017

More coloring

After a long time using In bloom - Addie's garden stamp set from Winnie and Walter and its perfect to time to use them as Winnie and Walter are having a big 3rd birthday celebration on their blog. A Big Congratulations to them. They are a number of challenges to participate and I have decided to take part in a few of them. Here is my card which I am entering Pattern making challenge with Mayuri I have created a patterned background using one of the images from Addie's garden stamp set. Also added 3 blooms and entering this card for Three challenge with Shay

To make this card I followed the sketch from The Paper Player - Sketch challenge #333

Happy crafting!!

01 March 2017

Majestic Morning!!

The stamp set I used for my card today is Majestic morning bouquet from Heartfelt creations. I stamped the images in Versafine black ink and colored with Zig clean color real brush. I first applied water with a small brush to wet the surface and then applied the color so that I get light and dark shades of the same color. The sentiment die and stamp is You matter stamp set/ die from Simon says stamp

Happy coloring!!

26 February 2017

Thank you

For this card today I followed the current sketch from  CTS blog and colours from CAS colours & sketches. I used Wplus9 blanket stitched bloom stamp set and zig clean color real brush markers for coloring. Used watercolour paper for the base. The sentiment and stitched rectangle die is from Simon says stamps.

Happy crafting!!

21 February 2017


Playing with one of my favorite stamp set Essentials by Ellen Magnolia stamp set. I love this huge flower and when I use this on my cards I end up using only this flower and nothing else as you can see in this card. I picked up the color inspiration from the current Pinsight challenge. Used Gansai tambi watercolors and versafine black ink for the flower. Splattered black water color using a thin brush and to complete my card I added Pretty pink posh clear sequins.

Here is the inspiration pic from Essentials by Ellen February Pin sight challenge

Happy crafting!!

20 February 2017

Inlay diecutting

Made this birthday card for Seize the birthday challenge and The Paper players challenge.  I used Honey bee country bloom stamp set.
First stamped the image black versafine ink and colored it with zig clean color real brush markers. For die cutting I used PTI birthday die which I bought from Priya sondhi from her recent destash sale. 

Also I am linking this card to The paper players challenge

Happy crafting!!

19 February 2017

Found the perfect stabilizer/fleece and interfacing combination

After a lot of trials and errors finally found the perfect combination of the stabilizer/fleece and interfacing for making a tote bag. The size of this bag approximately 13 *11 inches.  I used cotton fabric for both outside and inside lining (any quilting cotton fabric will do). For the outer fabric I used fusible fleece Pellon 987F and for the lining I used fusible interfacing SF101. These both together add a lot sturdiness to this size bag  and also it give a professional look and feel to it. But this combination may not work for the bigger size bags


Inside of the bag

Made another one in similar fashion

Happy sewing!!

18 February 2017

ATCAS - Wood

This week at Addicted to CAS blog we have the word Wood. Thank you Ceal for coming up with this fab word.
Here is my card. I used the My mind's eye wood pattern paper for the background. The floral wood veneers are from Michaels store and the sentiment is from Mama elephant brushed florals stamp set.

For more info and for more inspiration hop over to ATCAS blog

Happy crafting!!

16 February 2017

Soft books for infants/toddlers

Recently I went to a quilt/fabric show and I fell in love with those adorable counting, alphabet fabric panels and I ended purchasing a couple of them. I bought an alphabet panel of which I am making a quilt will share the pics later.  And I also bought these soft book panels one is counting numbers and other one is farm animals.

You get all the instruction printed on the fabric so you don't have to worry anything just start cutting and sewing. I used soft cotton batting and 1/4" seam allowance for stitching.  You can use the crinkler if an infant is using the book. 
 Details inside the counting book

Happy sewing!!

04 February 2017

ATCAS - Pets

Hi Everyone,  It's time for a new challenge with a new code word at ATCAS blog. Our host this challenge is Carolyn and she came up with the word Pets. I used Paper smooches stamp set for my card

For inspiration hop over ATCAS blog

31 January 2017

Paru's card making challenge - Guest designer

Hello Everyone, I am guest designing at Paru's card making challenge. I love her challenges and it's an honor to be GD. Thank you Paru for this opportunity. The theme for this month challenge is LOVE.
Here are my cards and the tag I made for the challenge.

For this card I used Sugar pea designs Enchanted garden stamp set and dies. I used zig real brush watercolor markers to color them. The sentiment is from Simon says stamp favorite flowers stamp set. To adhere the images I used foam tape. And to finish my card I added a few clear sequins from Pretty pink posh.

Its very simple, did ink smooshing technique for the background used fired brick distress ink and water. The love hand sign is from paper smooches helping hands stamp set. Stamped the image in black ink and hand cut it. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

For the tag I used Winnie and Walter you've got mail stamp set. For the background stamping I used aged mahogany distress ink and did second generation stamping and for the envelopes I used water colors. Stamped the sentiment from the same set.

The sponsors for this challenge are 

To check all details hop over to the blog

Hope you got inspired and Happy crafting!!