Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Inspiration with Amazing Paper Grace

Hello !!!

Amazing Paper Grace --a name that brings a sparkle in the eyes because that's by Becca Feekan designing amazing dies !!!! Dies to die for!!!!

Here is one such example.


This is a hexagonal ornate basket in turquoise and gold with the  Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket Die. I have cut the base 6 times and distressed with Tumbled Glass ink. Then joined the tabs together with a strong adhesive.
Next, cut out a hexagonal base in blue card stock and stick the base tabs on it. Cut the filigree die with gold and adhere on the front panels complete with embellishments. Add a handle cut in Kraft and wrapped in gold net fabric. Add the roses.

Join me at Amazing Paper Grace blog for most awesome inspiration from the Design team.
Have a great day!!!



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CAS CARDS AND A CHALLENGE AT THE ECD BLOG

Hello to all !!!

Its time for another colouring challenge at the ECD blog and this is one fun challenge for sure. It also loved this because I am not used to making such simple cards and was feeling completely lost when I made this set. But I loved it and sometimes SIMPLE THINGS GIVE GREAT PLEASURE.

So let us see what I have in store for you.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; a pack of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and a pack of White 100lb 8.5" x 11" Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "Describe your crafting style

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 16 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here are my three set of cards from the Stamp set Teatime.









Elizabeth Craft Designs products used

I have used Zig Real Brush pens to colour my images.
Do visit the ECD blog for loads of inspirations and ideas. You can find a huge variety of craft supplies at the ECD store.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.





Friday, June 16, 2017

Water Washed Background with Inspired By Stamping Stamp

Hello to all!!
This is Anita here with another creative background to enhance the beauty of IBS stamps.

In this technique, a simple coloured image is drenched with water for just a few seconds to give a washed out look. I love the subtle look and this kind of background is very good for floral images.
To make this card,
I stamped the image from Australian Nature 1 stamp set with peeled paint distress ink .


Then, I used  Zig markers to colour the image. After the colouring is complete, spray water on the paper in good quantity till the image starts blurring. Then quickly dab with a tissue paper. Dry with heat gun.


Add mat layers, sentiment and ribbon to finish the card.





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Poppies and Lace with ECD

Hello to all !!! Welcome to the ECD blog!!! This is Anita here. Card making can be such a relaxing hobby and especially if you have beautiful dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs to beautify your projects. A huge range of craft dies has been released this month and I must say !!! All of them are awesome !!!! You can check them out here. For my card today, I have created a vibrant background using the ever popular Distress Oxide inks and have combined the poppies with a lace die. The vibrant and the bold poppies against the lacy die looks very beautiful.   
 To make this card,


  1. Cut a card panel from White Soft Finish Card stock 4.5" x 6.5" and swipe on a craft mat over Fossilised Amber distress oxide ink. Add some more Fired Brick distress oxide ink.
  2. Score the panel on a score board at 1/2 inch interval.
  3. Cut three Lacy poppy die cuts and a lace die cut.
  4. Colour the Lacy poppy die cuts with Candied apple distress ink. Add some black glitter balls in the centre.
  5. Colour the lace die with Twisted Citron Distress ink. Adhere on brown card stock and cut the outline.
  6. Arrange the die cuts on the card panel . Add splatter of black ink.
  7. Adhere on a mat layer of black card stock with double sided adhesive tape. Add twine.
  8. Adhere on a white card base 5" x 7" .
  9. Add sentiment .
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used
  White Soft Finish Card stock
  Lacy Poppies
  Flower Lace 2
Love Sentiments Die
Clear Double sided adhesive

 Other products Black card stock, twine, distress oxide inks-fossilised Amber, Fired brick, distress inks-twisted citron, black paint Do visit the ECD store for all the details. Thanks for stopping by.      

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Classic Wedding Collection Unveiled!!!



Hello to all!!!!
I am super excited today as its time for new reveal by Heartfelt Creations and believe me !!! This one is stunning. gorgeous and beautiful.


Church bells ring out and there’s an excitement in the air!  Loved ones have gathered together to celebrate two hearts joined in friendship being united in love!  


Beautiful roses provide a classic and romantic d├ęcor while soft music lends to the ambience as the bride and groom beam seeing one another for the first time on their wedding day!  Preserve those special “Happily Ever After” memories with the new Classic Wedding Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  
Filled with romantic imagery of stately church bells, classic roses and fanciful doves, this softly hued paper collection is sure to add to the nostalgia and romance of these precious moments while showcasing memories of such a special day.  
Soft peaches, pinks, greens and blue tones lend a timeless and elegant backdrop to graceful swirls, lace like elements and romantic script!  
Commemorate the special occasion with dreamily illustrated cling stamp sets depicting glorious heart shaped rose wreaths, elegant church bells, beautiful wedding rings and a delicate image of a bride and groom, complete with coordinating dies perfect for embellishing bridal shower, wedding or anniversary creations! 
Five marvellous sentiments are included to ensure you have the perfect well wishes to complete your bridal or anniversary card or scrapbook layout!  Add a touch of splendour and sophistication with either of the two intricate and impressive lace like dies included in this sentimental collection!  So, please rise…and join with us in celebrating those special moments that represent “Always and Forever”!








Do visit the Heartfelt Creations Store for all your craft supplies for this wonderful collection.
Have a wonderful day !!!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing The Venise Lace Blog Hop


Hi there, welcome to the Amazing  Paper Grace Creative Team Blog Hop. Today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken called Venise Lace.  I'll list all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments left on each of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team blogs - details at the bottom of my post.   We thought it would be awesome to introduce the dies along with samples to show what you can make.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.


For my project, I have created a card that highlights the beauty of the Marcheline Plume die. So majestic and royal is this die, that I decided to keep all other elements and embellishments to the minimum. Its a complete die set with lacy medallion that can be used separately or paired with the main die. Here I have cut it into two and used on both ends of the circle .

I love this die as it is a complete set to create grandeur cards with so much ease. The three dies available in the set can be layered to make beautiful and ornate projects.

Here is the supplies that I used to make this card.



My second projects is a Floral Grandeur card. 
This card highlights the Spellbinders S4-792 Venise Lace Cinch and Go Flowers Two by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.




For this card, I wanted to highlight the beautiful flowers that are so easy to make using the Cinch and Go Flowers 2 die. The flowers come in many sizes so one can make big multi layered flowers like this or simple filler flowers as shown above,
I am very passionate about flower making so this die is certainly my favourite and I can create a variety of blooms with this one die.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to create these flowers. But stay tuned till the end for the giveaway information and the blog links.

Cut the flowers and leaves in 270 gsm matte finish white card stock and colour with Archival inks.

                                  Soak the flowers in water for 10 seconds and drain on a towel

Hold each petal with a tweezer and fold together and curve out the two top edges as shown. Repeat for all the flowers.



One flower requires 3 big , two medium and one small die cut. 
Adhere the layers together with glue offsetting the petals with each layers.


For the filler flowers, choose the smallest die cut and remove a petal. 
Colour the centre with green ink

                  Shape the flowers with an embossing tool and pollens or pearls in the centre.

 Colour and shape the leaves

 Arrange the flowers and leaves on the project




Availability:
These dies are available at the Spellbinders site. So you can check them here .

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by Becca, once she has received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label.
Visit Kristi      - kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Teresa    - victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita      - craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II --That is ME!!!!
Visit Becca    -  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?





A NEW Day With LILIES.

Hello to all!!!

A day started well brings happiness and all the energy to deal with the daily routine of our life. And what if the day start with beautiful blooming lilies.
Susan's Garden from Elizabeth Craft Designs has beautiful day lilies to start your day. These are amazing flower dies released just last week.
You can check the new dies from Susan's Garden here.



I have used the Garden Notes Square Window & Flower box die  to create a sunrise scene and the flowing Ivy leaves add the beauty of this. The day lilies have been made from the Garden Notes -Day Lily die

The lovely papers are from the Cucina with Love paper stack from ModaScrap.
Do leave your comments. Stay tuned for more flowers from Susan;s Garden. Thanks for stopping by.