Saturday, October 24, 2020

#AutumnDecor Video Hop & Giveaway...

Hi! Today I am happy to be part of the #AutumnDecor Video Hop & Giveaway. I hope you will check out all the beautiful projects that we have created celebrating the season.

I used the faux watercolor technique to create a background and incorporated a poem that my daughter, Saee wrote.

The stamp set is Autumn Splendor by Sunny Studios.

You can watch the video here or on YouTube by clicking here

Please remember that you need to visit all the blogs and comment on the videos to be eligible for the giveaway! Here is the whole list:




Mary Ellen


Nandini - You are here! 



Entering this project in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not A Card:

Yes...Virginia October Show & Share:

I added some gold splatters on the background and gold embossing on the edges of the vellum.

STAMPlorations October Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #463:

Splashy Mix Challenge #22:




Saturday, October 10, 2020

On A Stampage 1000 Subbies Video Hop + Giveaway...

Hi! I am participating in an exciting video hop celebrating the growth of Mynnette Kitchen's channel On A Stampage. She completed 9 years and crossed the 1000 subscribers mark.

We’ve got some wonderfully amazing sponsors and fun projects to share today, so make sure to visit each stop along the way! You can also use #OnAStampage2020 to find all of the videos in this hop in order to maximize your chances of winning one of our grand prizes!

I created a bold background with my Brushos. And then used it to make a card with popup panels and partial die-cutting.

You can watch the video here or click here to watch it on YouTube!

Some of the crafters are might be offering prizes on their channels so be sure to pay attention for details. At the end of this hop, we will have grand prize winners drawn from those that watched and commented on ALL hop videos. The grand prize drawings are open internationally.

Entering this card in the following challenges.

I was fascinated by the curved panels. Mine are pop-up panels with some partial die-cutting.


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge - Smoky Slate...

Hi! Welcome back to the Rainbow Card Challenge. I am here with my inspiration for the October challenge.

This mood board is so lovely! It has a sense of mystery and elegance that I love. The colors also reminded me of marble. So I decided to pull out my NBUS stash and used the Layering Marble stamp set by Waffle Flower for the background. I love this stamp set. But it is very difficult to line up. Of course, the results are amazing. So I guess the effort is well worth the end result! Here is the card I created.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and used three shades of the Warm Gray mini ink cube set by Altenew for the stamping. I also used the same inks to ink up some scraps of paper that I cut with a wreath die. Here is a closer look at the background.

I trimmed the stamped panel and adhered it to a light grey card base popped up on some foam. I layered the wreath die cuts over some vellum and added the element to the card. The sentiment is from the Stitched Greetings stamp and dies set by Pink & Main. I used grey ink for the stamping and added the panel to the card front, using some foam to pop it up. I also used a corner rounder to shape the corners of the panel.

Here is the finished card.

Here is another look at the finished card.

I hope you are inspired by my card and create something beautiful. You can visit the Rainbow Card Challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT and link your creations. I look forward to seeing you in our gallery!

The Waffle Flower Layering Marble stamp set is around 3-4 years old. And this is the first time I managed to line it up correctly and create a beautiful background.

Retro Rubber Challenge #144:

I used the Waffle Flower Layering Marble stamp set which is around 3-4 years old.


Papercraft Challenge #32...

Hi! Welcome back to the October challenge at the Papercraft Challenge blog. I hope you are all doing well.

The theme for October is Interactive Cards. If you want some inspiration, do visit us at the Papercraft Challenge blog where the DT has a great array of fabulous creations for you. You can also visit the Papercraft Business site for some great tools that can help you take your papercraft business to the next level. Like the awesome Papercraft Business Planner that helps you keep track of your favorite challenges!

Don't forget the great prizes we have for the winner every month. October Challenge Prize is the cute Winter Alpaca Stamp by Lawn Fawn.

Here is my inspiration card.

This card is very special because I made it for my mom's 75th birthday. I wanted to make something intricate for her and this Inside Tunnel card fit the bill perfectly! The original card and tutorial are by the queen of techniques, Jennifer Mcguire. You can check out her blog post and video here.

The card fits into a regular A2 sized envelope. 

I used the Layered Cake die by Spellbinders to create the card. The windows were die-cut using the oval dies by Itsy Bitsy. The colored cardstock is from Paperum by Mudra Craft Stamps. I also used the Lanthenay stencil by Memory Box.

The sentiment is from the Floral Banner stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps.

Here is a final look at the card.

I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. I look forward to your entries in our gallery.

You can get more information about Papercraft Challenge Planner here. It is an invaluable tool for all crafters who love taking part in challenges. The Papercraft Business site also has tools that can help you take your business to the next level.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Casology Week 375:

The Spellbinders Layered Cake die set is around 3 years old. And this is the first time I am using it.

Edited – 10-06-2021

Creative Creases Challenge #8