July 14, 2016

Sizzix / For You

Hello everyone! If you know me well, I seldom use pattern papers for my projects but today I stepped out of my comfort zone and created this beautiful card with brand new Sizzix products for Sizzix.co.uk blog.

The sizzix.co.uk products I used for my project are

Do visit Sizzix.co.uk blog for more details about this card, I have shared a step by step pictorial for you :)


This page is a good introduction to using the Sizzix patchwork range to create lovely quilts, table runners, cushions and much more. There are projects sheets, top tips, block patterns and a glossary.

Entering this card for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flora and Fauna

See you soon! <3

July 11, 2016


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Day 2 of Stamp of Approval  Lovely Notes Collection Blog Hop. (Click here for Day 1I'm so happy to have been part of this incredible and awesome event. If you have arrived here from Lisa Harrolle blog then you are right on track and your next stop would be Laurel Beard blog

A little about Stamp of Approval or SOA:  Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box that releases quarterly. This box is full of stamping goodness and they sell out really quickly. So be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale on July 13.

Please head on over to Catherine Pooler’s website (the founder of Stamp of Approval) to sign up on the Waiting Listthis is the best way to make sure you get YOUR Stamp of Approval box. Wait List members will be notified first through email when the box goes up for sale one hour before the collection is released to the general public! So make sure you sign up for the Waiting List so that you don’t miss out on your Stamp of Approval box!

So now let's move on to the cards that I made with beautiful stamps and dies from Stamp of Approval box. :)

My first card features the Lovely Flowers Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs). Hand Painted Thanks (Neat and Tangled) and Lovely Flowers and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs). I stamped the whole background with tiny dots stamp that comes in Lovely Flowers with Black Soot Distress Ink. The reason why I chose the distress ink for stamping is that I wanted to have that irregular and splotchy and faded look in the background. 

Next, I die-cut the banners from Lovely Flowers and dies, colored with the same distress ink and adhered it on to the card base. I adhered a strip of gold washi tape, I love gold details on my cards! Stamped the 'thanks' from Hand Painted Thanks on to some white card stock, fussy cut it and foam mounted it on to the washi tape along with some golden string! I added three golden sequins to compliment the design!

Now let's move on to the second card design! This card is pretty by the way with all the beautiful floras and colors! And this card features Lovely Flowers Stamp Set.

I ink smooshed the background with Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress inks. While the panel was drying I stamped all the flowers on a white card stcok with Hero Arts Neon Inks.

I heat embossed the leaves from the set with Gold Embossing Powder. Fussy cut all the images and adhered it on to the card base. I also stamped the sentiment from the same set with Archival Jet Black ink, fussy cut it and adhered it on the floral arrangement!

And now let's move on to the third card and this card features Wonderful Wreath (Catherine Pooler Designs) with a video! :)

This card is very dimensional and involves lots of stamping and fussy cutting! Of course, the previous card also has got lots of stamping and fussy cutting involved. I pulled out the stamps and stamped all the images with Memento Grape Vine, Archival Ink Carnation Red, Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and Versamark Ink. And heat set the few images with Gold Embossing Powder from Ranger.

I added tiny droplets of gold and black paint on to the background and you can say that it is my signature style :P None of my cards were complete without gold, splatters, glitter and sequins!

And that pretty much finishes the cards for today. I have made a video for you from start to finish showing you how I put the Wonderful Wreath card together. I hope you like it. If you like the video please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube Channel


There is lots more Stamp of Approval inspiration coming next! Check out all the fantastic designers below and leave comments on EVERY stop for a chance to win this gorgeous Lovely Notes Collection box!
Deepti Stephens (You're here! :D )
Laurel Beard (your next stop)

July 8, 2016

Sizzix / DIY Foam Stamps with Bigz Dies and Embossing Folders / Video

Hello everyone! My post at Sizzix.co.uk blog went live yesterday. I have shared a video on how to make your own Foam Stamps not only with dies but also with embossing Folders. It's really a cool technique that you all must try!

The Sizzix.co.uk products I used for my project are


Are you new to die-cutting? Do you want to know which machine is right for you? Do you want to know more things about die-cutting? Then THIS PAGE is just for you! Enjoy

See you soon! :)

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Hello everyone! I wish all my US friends a Happy 4th July / Happy Independence day!


  • I took a standard sized Iris White card stock and masked off the upper portion of the card with post it notes.
  • Ink smooshed the lower portion of the back ground with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and later went ahead and gave details with my own DIY wavy template and Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Then stamped the image with Archival Jet Black ink on to some card stock, the stamp is from Inspired by Stamping and water colored with markers.
  • Fussy cut and adhered everything with glue and foam tape and stamped the sentiment with white chalk ink
  • And for the finishing touch I added clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

I hope you like it. See you soon! :)

July 3, 2016

Sizzix / DIY Foam Stamps / Video

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to you all! A couple of days ago I shared a card + video on Sizzix.co.uk blog!

Please head over to the Sizzix blog for more details. The Sizzix products I used for my project are
I have shared a step by step tutorial for you! Enjoy!

I'm entering this card Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge! Take care, see you later!

July 1, 2016

A Cartoony Card / Happy Little Stampers / Video

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I used a colored card stock, I normally don't use the colored ones. To be honest I'm little afraid of using them! But this time I really wanted to try and see how stamping looks on colored card bases. I didn't go for the brighter shade base but I went with a lighter one - Cream Color! I just wanted to keep my card panel plain from colors so I went with the color scheme - Cream, Black and Gray :)

The theme behind this card was 'Friends Come in all Shapes and Sizes but Friendship Stays Forever'!

  • I took a standard sized white Neenah Card stock and folded into half. This time I went with the landscaping card rather than top folding card.
  • I took another panel which is cream in color and it is slightly smaller than the main card base.
  • Next I took stamps from Happy Little Stampers - Birthday Friends and stamped them on the cream panel with Archival Jet Black Ink.
  • Next I stamped the circles randomly from Mix Mash stamp set in gray ink. Actually the ink pad I used is not gray, it's black! I didn't refill the stamp pad and hence the gray color ;)
  • I took my black permanent marker pen and doodled the lines to create a base for my Hippo and Elephant! and also added a few dots here and there with the same marker.
  • I wanted the main card panel to be free from sentiment so I stamped the inside part with Archival Jet Black Ink, sentiment from Whimsical Friends
  • And for the finishing touch I added Crystal Stickles on to the background and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen for the animals.
  • And that's it! ;)


I have filmed a video for you from start to finish where I shared tips and tricks along the way. Enjoy!

I'm entering this card for Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge! See you next time! :)