Sunday, October 31, 2021

Shaker Card...

Hi! I am here today with my entry for the October 2021 Inspiration Challenge by Altenew.

I created a see-through shaker card.

I used the products from the Garden Rose Craft Your Life kit to create this card. The background was made using distress oxide inks along with one of the stencils from the kit. 

The sentiment is from the Watercolor Extravaganza stamp set. The leaves were die-cut using the Craft-a-flower Buttercup Layering set.

Here is another look at the card.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Altenew October 2021 Inspiration Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:



Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Addicted To Stamps And More #416 - Make Your Mark...

Hi! I am back with some inspiration for the Addicted To Stamps And More blog. The theme this time is:

I used the Seasonal Blooms stamp set and coloring stencils to create this card.

I hope you liked my card and will create something beautiful for this challenge. You can link your creations to the ATSM gallery. Please don't forget to visit the other DT who have some incredible inspiration for you. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.



Saturday, October 9, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge - October 2021...

Hi! Welcome to another month of inspiration for the Happy Little Stampers Challenge

Diwali, the festival of lights is in the first week of November. It is one of the biggest festivals in India and celebrated with much fanfare across the country. I usually mass produce my Diwali cards. So I am always looking for quick designs. 

I used the Resplendent Rectangles die by Spellbinders and distress oxide inks in shades of red and pink to create this card. The sentiment is from a very old stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. In fact it was released before Varshitha Nagarajan launched her brand! 

I used a cream and gold handmade paper for the base and the panels. Here is a close-up of the inked panels.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations to our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Die-Cut Divas October Challenge:

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC326:



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - October 2021...

Hi! I am here with the inspiration for the October challenge of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge.

I decided to try a technique by Laura Bassen using a new CrafTreat stencil called Peony Blossom. Click here to go to the original post which also has a very informative video tutorial.

I used some white embossing powder for the sentiment. The stamp is a very old one that I found white reorganizing my stash recently.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery. 



Monday, October 4, 2021

Altenew Educators "Alphabet Name Game" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Hi! Welcome to brand new Altenew Educators' blog hop! I hope you are enjoying the amazing inspiration along the way! You should have arrived here from Nancy Souza. She is such an amazing crafter! 

For this hop we were asked to use the first letter of our name, pick a theme or technique... and CREATE! Do you know some techniques that start with 'N'? Please let me know in the comments below!

Here is the card I made using Negative Die Cutting.

This is a great way to stretch your dies. I started with three pieces of cardstock and distress oxide inks. I smooshed the ink on the panels and dried them completely. 

I die-cut the panels using the Succulent Layering dies. I also distressed the edges of the negative space using Black Soot distress oxide ink.

The sentiment is from the PAF Lotus stamp set.

I stamped it Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope my card gives you some new ideas on using your Altenew supplies. And please do mention some techniques that start with 'N' in the comments below.


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Alphabet Name Game” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/11/2021.

Hop list:

The next person on the list is Pam Boedeker If you missed a stop or want to go back, you can refer to the list below.

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Fiona Duff

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Irina Fonina 

Penny Pynnonen

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Kari VanNoy

Bridget Casey

Rachael Shedeed

Ann Taylor

Neha Aggarwal

Annemarie Caister

Helen Kalb

Sandra Woodson

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar - You are here!

Pam Boedeker

Eva Bussom 

Terri Marie Koszler

Karen Brown



Saturday, October 2, 2021

Rainbow Card Challenge #34 – Gloriously Goldenrod…

Hi! Welcome to another month at the Rainbow Card Challenges. We have a beautiful, bright mood board for you.

I decided to do a bit of ink blending for this card.

I started with a panel of yellow cardstock and used the Seasonal Blooms Outline stamp by Altenew and distress inks. 

I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful! Please do check out the Rainbow Card Challenge blog for more inspiration. And don’t forget to link your cards to our gallery. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Entering this card in the following challenge:

A floral card for a friend