Sizzix Giveaway

Friday, 23 June 2017

Hello friends !

Have you heard about the latest giveaway at sizzix.co.uk ?


Sizzix is offering a chance to win Big Shot Plus Machine along with a beautiful collection of dies.

To enter this giveaway, click on the following link :-

https://goo.gl/SteF45

If this is not HUGE, I don't know what is !! 

 Last date to enter this giveaway is 14th July 2017, 10 A.M. BST.

I would love to see two of my crafty pals win this, you might get lucky this time so do not miss this. ;)

Love,
Jasleen.

Guest Designing For AAA Card Challenge #92

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hello bloggers!

I'm so happy to share today that I'm guest designing at AAA Cards Challenge blog for their Challenge # 92- Emboss Resist. I was a winner of their Challenge #87  and I didn't think twice when I was asked if I would like to guest design for one of their challenges. I have always enjoyed their fun themes. Thank you, Jane, for giving me this opportunity.
Emboss resist has been one of the most popular techniques amongst all the cardmakers. If you haven't tried it yet, you can do that now.

Here's my inspiration for the challenge:-


I started off by stamping the sentiment from My Favorite Things- Brushstroke Birthday stamp set in Versamark ink on a Brustro watercolour paper panel. I then heat embossed it using Ranger's white embossing powder.Then, I sponged different colours of distress inks over the embossed sentiment. Heat embossed areas resist distress inks and watercolours, and that's why the sentiment won't take any colour from the inks. Just to make it look more prominent, gently swipe over the sentiment using a soft cloth or a baby wipe to wipe off the inks over the embossed areas.
 Just to add a little interest to the card, I decided to die cut two hearts from one end of the sentiment and pop up one heart die cut over the letter 'J'.

Although I did have an urge to 'just add a little something more' to the card, I'm glad I resisted it because I love how effective this looks in all its simplicity. What do you think? :) 

Please do visit AAA Cards Challenge #92 and check out the beautiful inspirations from the design team members. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great Sunday !

Geometric Shaped Dies- Card #2

Monday, 5 June 2017

Hello,
I'm back with my second card of the 'geometric shaped dies' series(you can check out my first card here), and this time my card features Sizzix Framelits die set 2 pk- Tiny Stars Mini.


The most difficult and time-consuming part during making of this card was the alignment of the stars in a straight line. I hope they do look aligned though. Do you like making such cards too?

Will be coming up with more ideas soon.
Thanks for visiting :)

Geometric Shaped Dies- Card #1

Friday, 2 June 2017

Hey friends!!!

How're you all ?

In my last kit from Sizzix, I got a few tiny geometric shaped framelits dies such as circle, hexagon, triangle, scalloped circle and star dies. So, I have challenged myself to come up with some card ideas using only these geometric dies in the next few days ! I hope I manage to complete my own challenge. Great way to get my lost mojo back on track, don't you think ?

So here's the first card of the series :-



Father's day is just round the corner so I thought it would a nice idea to have few such cards in my stash. ;)

So, for this CAS card, I made use of Sizzix Framelits little bunting and Sizzix Framelits small  Scallop Circle die sets. That sentiment is hand-written, as you might have already guessed ;)

And if you are looking for some interesting patterned papers to help with your Father's day makes, there are some free paper downloads available at sizzix.co.uk

Here' the link where you can download these free patterned papers -
https://www.sizzix.co.uk/fathers-day-2017

Will be coming up with more cards soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Linking the above card to :-
1. CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175- Use Pattern Papers



2. Uniko Challenge- Masculine with an optional twist - Father's Day ( I don't know really if my card falls under the masculine category, but it sure does for father's day, so anyway didn't want to miss entering here. )
 

Products Used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine(White and Gray Only) (#660020)

Sizzix Framelits die set 2 Pk- Little Bunting(#661780)

Sizzix Framelits die set 2 pk- Small scallop circles (#661779)

White cardstock- Iris Sg
Grey Cardstock(for making the ice cream cone)- Locally bought
Patterned papers - Lawn Fawn
Distress Ink- Salty Ocean
Micron003 Pen- For writing the sentiment and for doodling .
Googly eyes- Locally bought.



Mother's Day Cards | Sizzix Post

Saturday, 13 May 2017


We are observing Mother’s Day in India on the 14th of this month and I came up with a couple of last minute mother’s day card ideas featuring the newly released dies from Sizzix—Butterfly Meadow by Debi Potter and the Sentiment Words Thin by Tim Holtz.

First One:-





Although this one was quick to put together after planning the design, it took a lot of time and brain-storming to finalize the card layout. Yeah, guess that happens when you’re low on creative ideas. I usually find it difficult to incorporate patterned papers on my cards. But I have a huge stock of pretty patterned papers kept in the drawers unused and it hurts me to see them getting dusty. So I challenged myself to try using PPs onto my card.  That beautiful die cut is a single piece with the butterfly, flowers and the leaves. I sponged the die cut using different colours of distress inks with the help of sponge daubers.

And now over to the second one:-


For this card, I wanted to try out a stenciling technique with my distress inks. I started by sponging three colours(abandoned coral, scattered straw, evergreen bough) of distress inks on a 4 by 5 ¼ inches sized Iris Sg card panel.


Then I chose my stencil I wished to use, sprayed some water over the stencil and placed it over the sponged card panel. I saw this technique in one of the recent card-making videos by Jennifer McGuire.
That gave me a beautiful background. The reason why this technique works so beautifully with distress inks (or even distress oxides) is the unique tendency of these inks to react with water.
And because I already had a colourful and striking background, I decided to keep the butterfly meadow die cut uncoloured.



How do you like these cards? Would love to know. :)

Products used:-





Love,
Jasleen.

Triangular Gift Boxes| Sizzix

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hello friends !! 

I feel sorry that this little space of mine is being neglected since quite a while now. I haven't been upto the mark in keeping my blog active with my posts of late. I'm juggling with a number of things at the moment and  I try to squeeze in atleast half an hour everyday for myself, when I can simply create something on my craft table .  Blogging(for me, it includes taking pictures of my work, editing, writing posts) is something I'm struggling with. Need to organise my timings better.

Okay, now moving on to sharing what I made from the new Sizzix Thinlits Die set 5 Pk- Triangular Gift Box(661688)


These gift bags are one-of-a-kind due to their shape. They would make a fantastic choice as party favours. 

Here's how I made them :-



This pack contains a total of 5 dies. We need two die cuts from the main rectangular die, which forms the 'body' of the gift bag. The obtained die cuts have pre-scored lines on them, and we simply need to fold along the scored lines to get our box together.

The other four dies comprise of a scalloped border die(we need 4 die cuts from it), a leaf die, a heart and a tag die. The latter three are helpful for embellishing the box.

Check out the pictures above. I think they would explain better.


Products used :-



Patterned paper- Lawn Fawn;
Wooden Clothespin, Baker's Twine for embellishing.


hope you liked these cute little 'Samosa' shaped boxes ;)   
Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great day !

Rise High- Wall Decor | Sizzix

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Hello friends!
Hope you all are doing great.

Last week I tried my hand at an artsy wall decor with the help of the newly released die- Sizzix Thinlits die set- Cityscape, Skyline(#661810) and Sizzix Thinlits die set- Brush Capital Alphabet (661710)



I'm not a professional artist when it comes to watercolouring. I'm still very much a beginner. But that shouldn't stop you from creating an artsy wall decor for your home, should it ? ;)
So if you are like me and still if you wish to create a watercoloured wall art, I'll share a simple technique I followed to make this one with the help of dies. ;)

Here's what I did:-



  • I die cut the skyline using my Big Shot Plus Machine from an Iris sg card stock.
  • I sponged the die cut in different colours of distress inks, making sure they are well blended and even.
  • Then, I arranged the negative die cut of the 'skyline' on a suitably sized sheet of watercolour paper upside down in such a way that it looks like a mirror image of the die cut when placed(see the picture to know what I mean)

  • When I was happy with the positioning, I temporarily adhered it using washi tape.
  • Using this die cut as a stencil, I first applied water through the stencil and then started adding different colours of Gansai Tambi Watercolours. Your watercolours will not be confined entirely within the stencil space and will flow easily across, but that's how we intend them to be here. This is what gives an artsy look, keeping the skyline silhouette intact.
  • Then I adhered the skyline die cut over the watercoloured image edge with the help of 3D foam tape.

Now my idea to do this technique was to make it look like a blurry reflection in water. Doesn't it look like one? 
I hope I've inspired you to try watercolouring art with the help of die cuts. Would love to know your views.

Products used :-




Water colour paper- Canson Montval 300 gsm

Iris Sg card stock

Watercolours- Gansai Tambi

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day ! 

Hugs,
Jasleen.

Butterfly Shaker Card

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hello ! :)


Quickly sharing a clean and simple shaker card idea made using the newly released Sizzix thinlits die set 4 Pk- Detailed Butterflies, Mini (#661802)



The stamps are from Mudra craft stamps- Butterfly wishes.





I love making shaker cards. They add such a fun element to a simple card ! That detailed butterfly die cut on the envelope is also from the same Sizzix die set.


Products used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine only(white and gray) (#660020)

Sizzix thinlits die set 4 Pk- Detailed Butterflies, Mini (#661802)



For more such ideas, visit sizzix.co.uk

Linking the card to :-

1. AAA Cards- CAS game#87- Shiny Spring

2. Addicted To Stamps and More#236- Anything Goes

3. Happy Little Stampers April Challenge- Anything Goes with Dies
  


That's all from my end today. Hope to see you soon.
Hugs ,
Jasleen.

A Set Of 'Thank You' Cards and Sizzix Awards 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

Hello everyone !



Today I'm sharing two cards I made using the newly released Sizzix die set- Wildflowers by Tim Holtz(Item #661190).This pack contains seven dies of different varieties of wildflowers. I used 4 of them to make my two cards. Also, I want to share a news about Sizzix Awards. But first, sharing the cards I made.

Here's the first one :-



For making this one, I started by sponging the corner of a 4 by 5 inch card panel using distres inks.
Then I sprinkled a few droplets of water over the sponged area using a paint brush. This technque gives a lovely effect. I also splattered some viva decor inka gold mixed with water to give a little shimmery spray.
 I then die cut a couple of wildflowers with the help of Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine(Item #660020) and using a white card paper and adhered these over the sponged corner.
 I only adhered the delicate die cuts at their base, leaving the upper halves loose. Stamped the sentiment and added a few pearls. Mounted this card panel over a gray coloured card base.

Second card :-



I started by slightly sponging the white card panel with a distress ink- antique linen, only on one side. Then I splattered some distress ink drops-ground espresso, mixed with water, with the help of a paint brush.
I die cut a couple of wildflowers and waterecoloured them before adhering them to the card panel.
Stamped the sentimnet and added the pearl drops to finish the card.


SIZZIX UPDATES :-



Sizzix is celebrating their 40th Birthday! And they are launching Sizzix Awards on March 31st! It is a competition that crafters can enter with their creative makes. There will be four categories to enter under and there are some great prizes to be won!

Categories :-



Prizes :-


You can learn all about it HERE. Go ahead and join the fun!!! It’s a great opportunity to show off your Sizzix creations.


That's all from my side. Will be back soon. :)

Hugs,
Jasleen.

Off The Edge

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hi friends,

I'm quickly sharing a card I made yesterday afternoon inspired by a few challenges in the blogland.

 
To make this one-layered CAS card, I started by stamping the butterfly from Mudra- Butterflies stamp set on a scratch piece of paper with the help of Versafine Onyx black ink. I heat embossed this image using Zing clear embossing powder. It added a beautiful gloss to the butterfly outline. See the closer view below.
 

 
The image was coloured with the help of Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. Then I scored a few lines on one side of the standard A-2 sized card base, stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and mounted the fussy cut butterfly image just abouve the stamped sentimeent.
I felt something missing at this stage, so thought of adding a few pearls on one side of the sentiment. And that's how I completed my card. :)
 
 
 
 
Linking the above card :-
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great week ! :)
 
Hugs,
Jasleen.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Quilled Lady Silhouette

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Hello friends !
Hope you all are having a great time.

In my today's post, I'm sharing a card made with quilling(after a long time, yayy). Last week, on the occasion of international women's day, there were many related images and greetings being circulated on the social media. Little did I know that one such casual forwarded image would inspire me to pick up my quilling needle again after almost a year!  I saw this beautiful and simple silhouette and I thought why not try quilling it !

Here's the card I made with a quilled lady silhouette:-




I first started by sketching the silhouette on my 6 by 6 inches card base using a pencil and then outlining it with a black marker pen. This provided me a guideline to adhere my black quilling strips along the sketched lines. I used 5 mm width of quilling strips to create the black silhouette whereas to make the floral headband, I used 1 mm strips.

There's still a lot of scope for improvements here, I hope I practice more of quilling this year.


Linking this to :-
Indian Quilling Challenge - Celebrate Women

Mudra's First Birthday Blog Hop

Sunday, 5 March 2017

  
 

Hello and welcome to Mudra's 'First Birthday Blog Hop'! 

Yes, Mudra is one year old this month and I congratulate Varshitha and the entire team of Mudra for an amazing journey so far. I've always loved and enjoyed making cards using Mudra stamps and I'm really happy to be a part of this blog hop.  And this month, Team Mudra wants to celebrate this big milestone with all of you because it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. They have so many fun things lined up throughout the month with lots of chances for you to participate and win some cool prizes.

To start the celebration today, the amazing creative team of Mudra and few of our friends have come together to share some of their beautiful creations with Mudra products.

There are some amazing line-up of projects that you sure are going to love!

       


RULES: 
- Follow Mudra Blog
- Like Mudra Facebook Page
- Follow them on Instagram 
- Subscribe to their Youtube
- Visit all the designers blog hop posts and leave them some love.
- After finishing the blog hop, add your name in the inlinkz in Mudra Blog Hop Post.

PRIZES:
To celebrate, Mudra is giving away a beautiful pack of crafting supplies from Mudra to 1 WINNER, selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.  You have until Wednesday,March 15th at 11:59 PM IST to enter, and the winners will be announced here on Monday, March 20th.
One Additional Goodie Bag to a random participant sponsored by The Craft Shop, Chennai. 
                                              
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And to sweeten the deal, some of the designers in the hop also have giveaways, so make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win!

    If you have come from Kavitha's blog, you are on the right track. You can check out the complete list of participating blogs on the Mudra Blog

     I made two one-layered CAS cards for this birthday special blog hop. 

Here's the first one:-


I used the newly released stamp set EGGStacy(Concept by Parul Gupta ; Designed by Pon Malar) to make two cards I've shared here. It is such an intelligently composed and designed stamp set, with some varied images and sentiments with wordplay, that can easily be mixed and matched to make so many different cards. Perfect for making CAS cards. 

The above card involved some masking and stamping, colouring and fussy cutting. Colouring of the images was done using Faber Castell pencils.

Linking the above card to :-





Here's the second one :-



To make this one, the base was lightly sponged using distress inks(abandoned coral, scattered straw, antique linen) such that it covered just the top half of the card. The 3 'egg' images were stamped on a scratch piece of card paper and each of these 'eggs' were given a different stamped 'face'. I decided to give  googly eyes to each of these cute eggs to make them look more interesting ;) These cute egg faces were then fussy cut to be mounted over the card base using 3D foam tape.

If time wasn't a constraint, I would've loved to make a few more cards using this amazing stamp set. But I would definitely be using this one a lot in coming days and will be sharing more ideas.


That's all from my end. Hope you liked my cards.



Your next stop in the hop is the talented Ruchi's blog (Ruchi Crafeteria). :)



    Love,
Jasleen.








Paru's Card-Making Challenge- Guest Designer Post

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hello friends !

I'm guest designing at Paru's Card Making Challenges blog. I enjoy her challenges and it's an honour to be a invited for a GD post.


The theme for March challenge is to make a CARD or a TAG using just 3 COLOURS other than white, black and kraft.


Here's the card and the tags I made for the challenge :-





This clean and simple onle-layered card was made using floral stamps from Happy Little Stampers- Doodled flowers, which were coloured with the help of Faber Castell watercolour pencils and connector pens. The sentiment ‘you know you’re the best?’  is from MFT-Donuts and Sprinkles, whereas ‘I love you’ is from Mudra- Mom- I love you.

I also stamped on the inside of the card.
 

Linking the above card to :--

 

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge#168-- One Layer Wonder

 


Here's the first tag :-


For making this one, I die cut the scalloped circle using Sizzix framelits die- scalloped circles. That cup was made by hand cutting and then scoring with the help of MS scoring tool and bone folder, followed by sponging it with brown ink. The yellow ‘cake’ was made using felt and the ‘cherry’ on the top is a die cut heart. The base was lightly sponged using distress ink-salty ocean and the little cupcake was mounted over this base.


Here’s the second tag:-

This simple tag has the sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado-Kids’ quotes, which was heat embossed in white over a kraft tag. The umbrella and the cloud are stamps from Jane’s Doodles- Rain or shine set.

I hope you feel inspired to play along this month’s ‘colourful’ challenge. For all the details, please visit Paru's Card Making Challenge blog.


Love,
Jasleen.

 
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