Wednesday, 30 March 2016

February & March 2016 projects @Papericious!

Let's have a look at the stuff I did for Papericious during the months of Feb and March! ^__^


It was a planner fiesta over at Papericious with two gorgeous styles of planners being launched for both, the vintage lovers and those who loved all things colorful!

Check out the Retro Chic Planner - Here

Check out the Color Splash Planner - Here

I picked the colorful planner to work with, aptly called color splash and had a lot of fun decorating and jotting down the important things in it.

I did two posts helping out the new planner users w.r.t. :


1. Using stickers in planner.

To read, click - Here 

2. Using the blog page & notes page in planner.

To read, click - Here 

MARCH 2016

It was once again time for a new release over at Papericious and they launched two fantastic collections.

1. The Ephemera Paper Collection with co-ordinating die-cuts.

2. The naturals collection featuring beautiful backgrounds for project photography and to make beautiful projects.

Check out the New Release for March 2016 by Papericious - Here 

From the Ephemera Collection, this is the project I made.

To read, click - Here 

My next post for March featured two projects using the Naturals collection which were tutorials. Check them out :

To know about both the tutorials, click - Here 

And that was it for this month!

Papericious is going to be coming up with something super fun in April so, don't forget to check out the blog!

To go to Papericious Blog, click - Here 

Thank you for stopping by! ^__^ *Hugs*

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February & March 2016 Projects @Peekaboo!

Okay guys, this is going to be one picture and link heavy post so let's get started! :D


We had a tic-tac-toe challenge over at Peek-a-boo Designs and the DT put up a fantastic array of inspiration using the February launch stamps.

You can check out the post - Here 

Every design team member at Peek-a-boo Designs also hosts the challenge inspiration on their personal blog and my post featuring this project can be located on my blog - Here 

I already have a photograph of that project up on my blog so I am not repeating it here because I would like to share with you the stuff that's not been posted on my blog.

Say it in Hindi

To read the article click - Here 


My final post for Feb was a plaid background tutorial with some cardmaking tips.

You can check that out - Here 

And that was a wrap for Feb 2016.

Let's have a quick look at the March projects!

MARCH 2016

This month's challenge was to make projects in a matching set and have 4 or more gorgeous colors from the rainbow included in the project.

You can read the original article - Here

You can view what I created using the fantastic March 2016 release at Peek-a-boo Designs - Here 


Damask Delights

For my second post I made a bunch of projects using the stunning Damask stamp set by Peek-a-boo Designs.

As you can see in the above images, I made a card, a decorative envelope and an ATC.

To read the article, click - Here


For my last post for March, I created a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make this project that you can view - Here 

And that's a wrap for March!

April is almost here and with that comes a brand new challenge on the 1st! Don't forget to hop over at Peek-a-boo Designs blog and participate!

To check out Peek-a-boo Designs blog, click - Here

Thank you so much for stopping by! Till next time! 


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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Peacock Plumes!

Good afternoon! ^__^

I re-created a few of my past projects featuring the super gorgeous Phineas stamp and Reindeer stamp by So Suzy Stamps.

(Sentiment stamps : Strictly Sentiments by Wplus9 & Don't Give Up by So Suzy Stamps.)

Personally, I love the black Phineas but this is the first time I did a green version of Phineas and everybody I showed it to at home loved it so I am one happy camper!

To read the deets on how I made it, click - Here


Here's the ATC that I re-created.

Steps - Here 

I made co-ordinating envelopes too!

I had a lot of fun re-creating these projects as they feature some of my all time favorite stamps!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Challenge #7 @Craftyscrappers

Hello hello! ^__^

It's my last post as a guest designer for Craftyscrappers and so I decided to do a reminder post for their ongoing Challenge #7 that consists of Stamping Techniques.

The technique I picked was masking and I have a mini-tutorial for just you guys so here goes :

These are the die-cuts by Craftyscrappers used in this project.

The oval shape was used as a mask for the masking technique. [Die-cut code : DC - BCS - (2)]

The butterfly die-cut is out of Craftyscrappers butterfly die-cut catalogue.

The first thing that I did was lay down my cardstock and masked a portion of it with the oval die-cut.
I used masking tape to tape the cardstock to my cutting mat.

I used stamps by :

Hero Arts (Large Solid Flower), Peony (So Suzy Stamps), Script (Tim Holtz) along with a stencil (Hypnotic) by Penny Black and created this background.

The sentiment that was stamped later onto the oval masked portion is by WPlus9.

Inks I used were :

For background and sentiment : Altenew Red Cosmos Set, Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry.

For the butterfly I used Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry.

Then I added glitter to the red peony flowers, adhered a few sequins and stamped my sentiment.

Tinted the butterfly using distress inks, adhered it to card and added crackle accents for that cool crackle effect.

Matted the white cardstock onto maroon and then finally matted it onto white textured card base.

And that's how I did it! The challenge ends on 19th March (Saturday) so you still have time to play! Join the fun!

Incase you missed the link, here it is once again, to participate, click -- Here 

Have a lovely evening and thank you for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Mixed set of ATCs

All of my ATCs reached the intended recipients on the same day!

What are the odds of that! ^__^

So, without further ado, here are the pics :

ATC #1

This is made using my current favorite mini stamp by Peek-a-boo Designs, called Pixie Dust. 100% made of Photopolymer and priced at a mere Rs. 100/-, this stamp is a great buy and a must have in your stamp arsenal!

I stenciled the background using distress inks (Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot) with my TCW - Texturized stencil.

Stamped sentiment and colored the little hearts using my Sakura pen in neon green.

Glittered up the word Love in black glitter. (Did the three tiny dots next to the word in black glitter too!)

Used two different washi tapes for some added texture and interest.

Added a tiny butterfly and some glitter along the edges and matted it onto black cardstock.

Here's ATC #2

I stenciled the background with a Kaisercraft Quarters stencil using Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed.

Added a ribbon that co-ordinated with the colors and adhered some golden sequins.

Topped it with a sentiment from a set of sentiment cards I received with my Papericious Planner - Color Splash.
I used some in my planner and some I saved for cards and small projects, they are in such happy colors and so uplifting, I absolutely love using them!

The tiny heart below the sentiment is from a sticker packet bought locally.

Finally, I added glossy accents + a sprinkling of glitter to the sentiment, the tiny heart and a few areas of the stenciled portion.

And these are ATC #3 (Blue) & ATC #4 (Pink-Purple)

ATC #3

I used the Tim Holtz - Scribbles stencil with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers for this one.

Added glitter to select areas and adhered some heart stickers and sequins.

Sentiment is from Peek-a-boo Designs - Bold Hugs N' Love set in black glitter.

The strip at the bottom is stenciled using Hero Arts - Stylish Borders stencil.

And to finish this piece, I added a thin ribbon in peacock blue color tied up into a pretty bow!

ATC #4

This ATC is based on my earlier design where I made a batch of ATCs for an overseas  swap, the only minor differences are :

1. This one is bigger than the ones I sent overseas. (The ones I sent overseas were 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.)

2. It does not have sequins added to it but the sentiment 'Be' is coated in black glitter.

Stamps are by : So Suzy Stamps - Tulip Stem and, Simon Says Stamp - Be.

You can read more about ATC #4 --Here

Here's a cool little close up of ATC #3 & 4 :

So, that's that. Which one is your favorite? I'd love to know!

Till next time dear friends! *Big Panda Hugs*

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Monday, 7 March 2016

Sending a note..

I know what you're thinking... what's up with all the reds and pinks... February is over already!

It's just that I have only reds and pinks in dye inks and I am awaiting on new colors in the mail so....

Yeah, till they get here, you are gonna see quite a few of reds and pinks in projects.... (read : A LOT)

But hey, in my defense, it is a different design and I am using what I have to the maximum. :D

So, I made this card to thank a friend, using my So Suzy Thank You stamp, Tim Holtz flourish stencil, a couple of die-cuts, some butterflies and the usual suspects, sequins.

Here's how I made it :

1. Stenciled half portion of my white cardstock in light pink ink using Tim Holtz - Flourish stencil. (Still my favorite stencil.)

2. Used my So Suzy Stamp and stamped the sentiment in coral pink ink and glitter coated it. (I used locally bought loose glitter, but hey, wink of stella works good too!)
Also, I just love love love this font... what can I say, it's dreamy!

3. Took die-cut in white and using a blending tool tinted it coral pink. Trimmed it the way I wanted and adhered to project.
(Looks kinda red in the image, blame my poor photography skills but it is actually the same color as the sentiment.)

4. Added a splash of sequins.

5. I also wanted a pop of color, so I punched out some butterflies using my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch, glitter-coated them and adhered to project.

6. Matted the white CS onto maroon CS and boom. Done.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely evening! *Hugs* <3

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

A bunch of happy little ATCs

Phew! Finally some quiet time to sneak away from everything else and write on my blog...

Of late I feel like I am always in a rush... so much to do and such little time!

I made this bunch of ATCs for swap and thought I'd share them on here.
Love themed, this is a set of 10 identical pieces that I sent overseas. I will be receiving 10 different ones from my hostess in return.

The last theme was coastal for which I had sent 10 beach themed ATCs.
You can see that post -- Here

These are the 10 miniatures of coastal themed awesomeness that I received from 10 different artists the last time! How cool is that! ^__^

Okay, so getting back to this... how'd I make these?

Steps :

1. Took textured cardstock and cut out 10 pieces ATC size. (Standard ATC size, 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.)

I think using textured cardstock really adds that extra something to the project... what do you think? :)

2. After that I took my Hero Arts large solid flower stamp and stamped in pale pink dye ink.

3. Took Hero Arts Stylish Borders stencil and gave a border to ATC base using pink dye ink.
Also hand-tore and adhered red and white striped washi tape to it.

4. Took my Love stamp by So Suzy Stamps and stamped in red dye ink.

5. Punched out butterflies using my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch, glitter coated them and adhered to project.

6. Added a few clear, white and pink sequins to project.

7. Finished it off by attaching a small piece of red polka dotted ribbon to the top LHS corner.

And that's that! ^__^ Hope you like them! Till next time!

Before I sign off, here's a close up. Have a lovely evening!

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Challenge time + New releases at Peek-a-boo Designs!

Hello and good morning!

It's the 1st of March and the folks at Peek-a-boo Designs (PABD) are back with a brand new challenge!

For this challenge, you gotta make it colorful and it's gotta be in a set... but, it can't be a set of the exact same thing...

Example : A set of two albums = Not allowed. A set of two cards = Not allowed.
But, a set of 1 card and 1 album? Allowed! ^__^

I made a co-ordinating set of 3 pieces that comprise of a card, a bookmark and a tag.

The one on the left with the bright pink striped ribbon is the tag and the one on the right, a bookmark.

I deliberately did not use any 3D embellishments on the bookmark to facilitate it's lamination.

This is the card.

All the 3 projects were made using these brand new PABD stamp sets :
1. Be Good and,
2. Lily Hope

Absolutely fantastic release by PABD because this time, it's not just stamps! They launched cardstock too! Woo hoo!!!

The cardstock is of excellent quality and I had a fabulous experience using it.

My projects were made using the following cardstock by PABD :
1. Black and,
2. White Sand Texture

I'd love to know what you think of the projects and would be super happy if you participate in the challenge!

Check ---- Here for challenge details!

Till next time dear friends! *Hugs*

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