Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge #279...

Hi! The theme this week at the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog is

You can make anything like cards, scrapbook layouts, tags etc as long as it is Clean and Simple. This means that clean and crisp lines, minimal or no embellishments and lots of 'white' space.


This is my favorite style of card making and here is my inspiration.


I used the faux ceramic tile technique on the panel. I recently made another card with the same technique. You can check it out here. I referred to an excellent tutorial on the Faux Ceramic Tile technique at the Ellen Hutson blog by Julie Ebersol.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please do visit the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog for more inspiration by my very talented team mates and also to link your creations to our gallery.

Love,
Nandini

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Challenge Entries...

Hi1 I made some cards as inspiration for the Mudra Challenge #18.


The challenge is to create a project based on the mood board.


Please visit the Mudra Craft Stamps blog to know more about how I created my cards and also to know more about the challenge.

Card 1:
Made with the new Flower Bunch stamp set.


Entering this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 453 - Spots and/or stripes:

The Flower Challenge #17 - Paper Piecing:



Card 2:


Entering this card in the following challenges:










Card 3:

 

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Muse Challenge #252:
I was inspired by the butterfly on this lovely card by Anita Bowen.


CASology Week 286 - Butterfly:


Love,
Nandini

Mood Board Challenge at Mudra Craft Stamps...

Hi! I am on the Mudra blog today with some inspiration for the February Mood Board Challenge #18.


The inspiration is this fabulous set of pics with the super trendy UV colour palette.


I have used many of the new products released in January 2018. Here is a sneak peek of my cards.


To know more please visit the Mudra Craft Stamps blog here.

Love,
Nandini


Monday, February 5, 2018

Make My Monday Challenge #64...

Hi! It is Monday and the latest challenge at the Make My Monday blog is up. Emma has chosen a very interesting theme - Going In Circles. So pull out your circle stamps, dies, stencils, embellishments and make any project with at least 3 circles. Of course you can put more - more the merrier!

The first thing that came to my mind was a stamp set that I has designed for Craftyscrappers called Doodly Blooms. I had based the set on doodled circles. Here is my card.


I pulled out a bunch of pink inks by Altenew. I stamped the circles starting from the palest Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine. I stamped the three tiny dots with Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP. The sentiment is from the Bold Wishes stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays. I heat embossed it with gold EP on a piece of black card stock and popped up the panel with foam tape. To finish I added few of the beautiful gold couture sequins by Mudra Craft Stamps.


Here is a closer look at the card.



I love the way this card turned out. I hope you like it too and are inspired to create something beautiful. Remember to visit Make My Monday challenge blog to grab some more inspiration from my very talented teammates and also to link your creations to our gallery. 

Entering this card in the following challenges:

I was very inspired by the shades of pink and gold.


I have used the Doodly Blooms stamp set by Craftyscrappers.


I have used both large and small sized dots in my design.



Love,
Nandini


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge #277...

Hi! The new challenge is up at the Addicted To Stamps And More blog. This week the theme is 


My inspiration today is a set of cards that I made for a friend recently.


I started with a piece of plain white card stock that I die cut with the X stitch Rectangle die set by Gina Marie Designs. The stamps are from the Sweet Cakes set by Simon Says Stamp. I used a bunch of Memento dew drops ink pads for stamping.

Here is a look at the entire set.


To finish I popped up the stamped panel on some foam tape. The teeny tiny flowers were die cut with the Floral Wreath die set by Sizzix from scraps of colored paper. I added a drop of white 3D to each flower as the final touch.

I hope you are inspired by my cards to create something beautiful. Please check out the Addicted To Stamps And More blog for more inspiration and to link your creations. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our gallery.

Love,
Nandini 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Product Review For Itsy Bitsy...

Hi! Sometime back I received a call from Itsy Bitsy asking me to do a product review for them. I was, of course, more than happy to do it! I received three shades of Fairy Sparkle, Texture Tack and a pack of Fleece White card stock.

I made several cards using these products and I am very, very happy and impressed with the quality.


I used simple stamping for the first card.


I used the Mini Modern Blooms stamp set by My Favorite Things and Memento dew drop inks to create an all over design. I then dipped the broad end of my brush into the texture tack and dotted it at the center of the flowers. I sprinkled the Fairy Dust over it and let it dry for some time. The sentiment is from the Recollections You Are Lovely stamp set. 

I really love the crisp and bright images I got with the Fleece White paper and the little bit of bling that the Fairy Sparkle added.

Here are two more cards I made with Fleece White card stock and simple stamping.


A blue and white card made using the Folk Sentiments set by Docrafts with Bahama Blue ink by Memento. You can find more details here.


Made with the Peony Bouquet and the Painted Greetings stamp sets by Altenew. You can find more details here.


For my second card I decided to use stenciling.


I took a piece of paper that my kids has colored with distress inks from my scrap pile. I used a stencil that I had hand cut ages ago and applied some Indian Jamun distress ink by Artistry. I shifted the stencil slightly and applied Texture Tack through it. I then sprinkled the Fairy Sparkle and left it to dry. To match the card base I trimmed the Texture White paper to size and applied the ink directly.

I love the artsy look of this card. It is very easy to use the Texture Tack with a stencil and I love that it washes off very well.


For the third card I decided to combine the Fairy Sparkle with die cuts.


I first created my panel with the Leafy Pattern stencil by Mudra. The word die is by STAMPlorations. I cut it and then covered it with Texture Tack. I pressed the whole thing in a pool of Fairy Sparkle and left it to dry. To finish, I popped up the panel on a matching card base and adhered the sentiment to it.


For my final card I wanted to try something different. I decided to try stamping with texture tack.


I took a piece of Texture White card stock and stamped several flowers and leaves from the Freehand Florals stamp set by Wplus9 and die cut it with the matching dies. This is a beautiful layering set and I stamped one layer with texture tack. I added some Fairy Sparkle and allowed it to dry. The Sentiment is from Geometrical Patterns stamp set that I designed for Craftyscrappers. To finish I added some pretty sequins by Mudra Craft Stamps.

Really love the bit of sparkle that the Fairy Sparkle adds. Here is a closeup of the card.


Here are the Itsy Bitsy products I used. I have included links to the products as well.

Fleece White
Texture Tack


Fairy Sparkle - Lilac
Fairy Sparkle - Sterling Silver














I hope you enjoyed this post and will try these wonderful products. 

Love,
Nandini

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mudra Craft Challenge #17 - Fun With Cut3 Dies...

Hi! I am back with a second round of inspiration for the Mudra Craft Challenge #17. This theme this month is



Can you guess what I have created from this sneak peek?



To know more please visit the Mudra Craft Stamps blog here.

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries in our gallery.

Love,
Nandini

Monday, January 22, 2018

A Four Fold Card...

Hi! The current challenge is up at the Make My Monday blog. This week the theme is Fancy Folds. Here is the card I made.


This kind is called a Four Fold card which I made for the first time. I also challenged myself to use pattern papers instead of creating my own. I used the Beary Hugs pack by Mudra Craft Stamps. This is a wonderful kit with a wide variety of pattern papers. 

I first took a long piece of kraft paper that was 7" tall and 16" wide. I scored at 5", 4", 4" and 3" and accordian folded the card base.I used chocolate brown paper as the mat and three different pattern papers. I adhered the papers to create the basic card.

The first sentiment panel was stamped and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Copper EP. The stamp is Hip Hip from Kaisercraft. I love the boldness of the sentiment on this. I also used the tiny cupcake image from the Let's Party stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps to create a border at the bottom. I popped up the sentiment panel with foam tape.

Here is the first fold opened.


The second sentiment is also from the Hip Hip stamp set from Kaisercraft. I stamped it with brown Memento ink. This time I used the banner image from the Let's Party stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps at the top and colored it with sketch pens. The candles at the bottom are from the Sweet Cakes stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.

Here is the final fold.


I left this panel blank so that a message can be written. I just stamped the cute party hat from the Let's Celebrate stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio twice at the bottom right and colored them with sketch pens.

Here is the opened out card.


Here is a complete view of the card.


I hope you like my card and are inspired to make something beautiful. You can link your creations at the Make My Monday challenge blog. And don't forget to check out the blog for some amazing inspiration by my team mates.

Shopping Our Stash #337 - Getting Sentimental:
I was very happy to use the Hip Hip stamp set that I have had for 3-4 years.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add A Sentiment:

TGIF Challenges #tgifc143 - Awesome Friends:
This card is going for a special friend whose birthday is next month.


Words 2 Craft By W2CB #49 - Magic of Beginnings:
First time I tried my hand at the four fold card.

Craftyhazelnut's January 2018 Pattern Paper Challenge:

Paru's Card Making Challenges - January 2018:
First time I tried my hand at the four fold card.


Love,
Nandini

Friday, January 19, 2018

Faux Ceramic Tile Technique...

Hi! I recently tried a new technique with heat embossing that turned out very well. This is the Faux Ceramic Tile technique. 


I have used the Floral Fantasy and Carnations stamp sets by Mudra Craft Stamps. You can visit the Mudra blog for more details on how I created this card. There is an excellent tutorial on the Faux Ceramic Tile technique at the Ellen Hutson blog by Julie Ebersol that I referred to.

Here is a close up of the card.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I was very inspired by the shades of pink, white and grey in the pic.


AAA Cards: CAS Game #106 - Quote:
I used the faux ceramic tile technique for the first time.


STAMPlorations January Theme & Sketch Challenge:
I used both the theme and sketch.



STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge:


Love,
Nan