April 30, 2017

Mother's Day Card | Pinterest Inspired

Wohoo! Finally I was able to do something that my heart desires. I always wanted to be a water color artist but I don't have or lack the ability to water color. This is not my own design. I saw a few images on Pinterest, loved them, pinned them and just tried one of those images. You can find the inspiration pic HERE  :) The illustration was by Magrikie, you can find their gorgeous work HERE

I used Koi Water Colors to paint images. I kept the inspiration image in front of me and drew the same with a slight changes. It took me less than 20 mins to complete this art work. By the way, the water color paper I used was Canson Montval 300 GSM. 

I added splatters of black paint to enhance the look of the design and finished it off by stamping the sentiments from Mudra. My hubby was standing behind me while I was painting, he was so happy and liked it very much. I am happy too with the result :D 

I will come up with the cards like this in future, making this type of cards is so therapeutic :) May be one day I will come up with my own designs :D

April 29, 2017

To a cool friend | Lawn Fawn

This cute little birdie really can't stand the summer heat so she is sitting on the top of the car enjoying the breeze, holding balloons in her hand and going to visit her cool friend for an Outstanding Occasion :)

I started by stamping all the images from Dream (yep! I turned the feathers into trees), Home for Holidays (Car) and Year Four (birdie and balloons) in Catherine Pooler's Midnight Ink. I water colored all the images with Koi Water Colors. I fussy cut the images and kept aside.

I took a white card stock, ink blended the background with Vintage Photo (ground) and Broken China (sky) distress inks and also added splatters of water for some texture. Next stamped the sentiment from Toboggan Together on a strip of white card stock with Midnight Ink and adhered all the images on my card with Tombow Glue and Foam Tape.

Entering this card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3 - Outstanding Occasions. Thank you :)

April 28, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello everyone! I almost forgot to share the card that I made for Honey Bee Stamps (yep I was on their design team). Here is the super gorgeous floral card made using Happy Everything and Country Wreath stamp sets.

I took a white card stock masked off the top and bottom portions and ink blended the back ground with Spun Sugar and Antique Lenin Distress Inks.

Next I stamped all the beautiful flowers and leaves from Country Wreath stamp set in Archival Jet Black Ink on a piece of regular white card stock and water colored those images with Faber-castell Connector markers (VIDEO). Next I fussy cut all the images and adhered it as shown above.

Next I applied generous coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to the flowers. I made my custom colored card base by applying gold paint along the edges of the card base!

And adhered the floral panel on top of the card base and finished it off with clear sequins. And that's it. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon! :)

April 25, 2017

Delicate Feather | Sizzix

Hello everyone! Today I have a very beautiful feather card to share with you all. This card features Delicate Feather thinlit die and Big Shot Express Machine. This card looks very complicated but it very easy to create and has only a few steps to follow :)


I die-cut the Delicate Feather out of Vellum card stock and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. I took a white card stock and ink smooshed the background with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain and also added splatters of Egyptian gold Pigment Paint.

Next adhered the feather over ink smooshed area with Tombow Glue. Onto the strip of white card stock I stamped the sentiment from Simply Stated by CP designs with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with the same gold embossing powder.

I adhered a strip of washi tape along the edge of the main card base and adhered everything together with Red sticky tape and foam tape. :)


I've filmed a video for you showing you how easy to create a card like this. I hope you'll enjoy watching the video. Thank you so much for stopping by! :)


Watch and learn the beautiful projects such as cake toppers, gift tags, birthday cards and decorations which can be downloaded on Sizzix Uk site. They've also created some paper designs which can be downloaded and printed to use on birthday project makes.

You can download the free projects HERE! :)

April 22, 2017

Rainbow | Spring Fling Bundle

Here is another rainbow card made using the brand new products from Catherine Pooler Designs. Making this card was pretty simple. I ink blended the top portion of the background with It's a Boy ink, added splatters of water for some texture. Next I die-cut the circle dies to form a rainbow and colored them with Pixie Dust, It's a Boy, Garden Party, Melon Ice, Bellini and It's a girl inks.

Next I die-cut the word Happy word from Spot on Sentiment Dies Bundle and adhered it onto the rainbow. Beneath that I stamped Mother's Day from Simply Stated stamp set in Midnight ink

Thanks for visiting :)

April 21, 2017

Melon Ice | Spring Fling Bundle

Hello! I hope you are enjoying our Dream Team Members projects made using the brand new products from Catherine Pooler Designs. Blog hop is still going on, kindly hop and comment on all destinations for a chance to win the awesome collection. :)

You can check my previous posts HERE and HERE.

For this card I used Melon Ice ink, Dotted Circle Dies, Yay Stripes and Lovely Flowers stamp set. I just reversed the stamp, inked up the solid portion and stamped onto the card base.

I die-cut the dotted circle out of white card stock, stamped the foliage from Lovely Flowers in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing powder and foam mounted the circle onto the card base. I left the card without a sentiment and I think it looks good without one. Finally finished off the card with a few gold sequins. :)

The new release is available now (click HERE to shop). Thanks for visiting! :)

April 20, 2017

Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Spring Fling Release Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Melissa's blog then you are right on track and your next stop would be Lydia's blog. If you miss any spot kindly start from HERE.

This Spring Fling Collection Bundle is all about launching EIGHT new inks in pastel shades by Catherine Pooler Designs. Catherine launched Five colors in November, 2016 and the next colors in January, 2017. You can learn about these inks HERE.

This Spring Fling Release also consists of the following products
  • 8 inks (Bellini, Garden Party, It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, Melon Ice, Mint to Be, Pixie Dust, and Sweet Sixteen)
  • Dotted Circles Dies
  • Circle Dies (sized to coordinate with Catherine’s circle stamp sets)
  • Spot On Sentiments Dies
  • Simply Stated Stamp Set
  • Beautiful You Stamp Set
  • Modern Damask Stamp Set
The new release is available now (click HERE to shop)

Today we are celebrating the release with a blog hop. Myself and all the lovely team members created some beautiful cards for you. So be sure to stop by on all the spots for a chance to win these yummy inks.

I've already created a few cards with The Spring Fling Collection, you can check my previous posts HERE and HERE.


So I am here today with three cards for you. The first card features the new inks - Pixie Dust, It's a Boy, Melon Ice, Bellini, It's a Girl and Mint to be. And this card also features the brand new dies and stamp set - Circle Dies and Simply Stated Stamp Set.

I ran the Circle dies through the Big Shot Express Machine and colored them with the colors mentioned above. Next I die-cut the circle out of white card stock and colored the inside portion of the main card base with Mint to be Ink and adhered the rainbow as shown above.

Finally stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock from Simply Stated stamp set with Midnight ink. As my filler stamp I used a bird (stamped him twice with Midnight ink to achieve that grey color) from Wonderful Wreath - SOA Lovely Notes Collection. And that finishes my first card! 


For my second card, I took a white card stock slightly smaller than the main card base and stamped the pretty flowers and leaves from Lovely Flowers - SOA Lovely Notes Collection in It's a Girl, Mint to be, Melon Ice and Sweet Sixteen.

Next I placed 'congrats' from Spot On Dies and ran it through the Big Shot Express Machine. I die-cut congrats twice and adhere all three together to form a chipboard like embellishment. Next I adhered it on to card stock, you can actually see the how the word just pops out of the card stock. Finally I adhered the sequins here and there to finish my card design.


Here is my third card and this card features New Inks - It's a Girl and Melon Ice, New Dies - Circle Dies and New stamp set - Simply Stated.

I die-cut the circles out of white card stock, cut it into half, water colored them with It's a Girl and Melon Ice inks and turned them into beautiful watermelons. Yes you can absolutely water color the images with Catherine Pooler Inks. I drew a few seeds with a black permanent marker.

I adhered all the melons randomly on an A2 top folding card. I stamped the sentiment from Simply Stated stamp set on a piece of Vellum card stock with Midnight Ink and adhered it onto the card base. Lastly I finished the card off with a few clear sequins. 

I hope you like my cards and I hope you got inspired. :)

Here is the flip through catalog of The Spring Fling Bundle Collection. Enjoy! :)


Hop on and be sure to leave comments on all the spots for a chance to win this yummy goodness. Catherine Pooler will randomly choose 3 winners from all the blog hop comments to win a set of ink (or a gift certificate equivalent if you already purchased). All the entries will close at 24th, Monday noon!

Deepti Stephens  (you're here)
Lydia Evans (your next stop)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care and I will see you next time :)

April 19, 2017

Happy Mother's Day | Catherine Pooler Inks

Yesterday, I've shared a few cards made using Catherine Pooler - Spring Fling Bundle Collection. You can check my post HERE. Today I am here with a lovely Mother's Day card made using brand new Circle Dies, Spot on dies, Simply Stated stamp set, Bellini, It's a boy and Midnight inks. I have used Peppermint Background stamp from the previous SOA - Candy Cane Lane Collection as my filler stamp.


I took a white card stock and stamped the background with Peppermint Background and Bellini ink. Next I die-cut the the circles and converted it into a beautiful flower :)

Colored the flower with Bellini ink and the petals with It's a boy ink. Also die-cut 'Happy' out of white card stock and colored it with It's a Boy ink.

Finally adhered everything together, stamped the sentiment with Midnight Ink and added sequins here and there! Be sure visit the blog tomorrow for a special event. 

All these products will be available in the store on April 20th. For more details visit catherinepooler.com.

Thank you :)

April 18, 2017

Catherine Pooler's New Inks

Hello everyone! Today I am here showcasing the new inks from Catherine Pooler Designs and this collection is called Spring Fling Bundle. In November Catherine Pooler introduced Five colors and they all came in the Foundations Box.

 In January, CP introduced the next Eight colors and she named the collection as Party Collection and soon will be named as Life of Party (You can buy them as bundle or you can buy them separately). This Party Collection has got some really vibrant and Yummy Colors. I think CP inks are the best in the world. They are so vibrant and crisp and perfect for any type of technique. You can stamp, water color, ink blend and what not you can try any technique you want :)

Now she is coming with another Eight new colors and I know you'll love them for sure! These inks are lighter value, but still saturated, pure colors making color coordination a snap! And she named this collection as Spring Fling Bundle. :)

All week CP will be sharing a new photo on Facebook along with a written clue. Leave your guess as to what the color is and tune in the next morning for a Facebook Live where she’ll reveal the new color to you! Till now she has revealed Bellini, Garden Party, Sweet Sixteen, It's a girl, Pixie Dust and It's a boy. And in the next coming days she will be revealing last Two colors so just keep an eye on her Facebook Page! ;)

So today, I am here with three simple cards with the same design but used different colors. For the first card I used _____ ? (participate in Guess Game) For the second one I used Bellini which is a nice Peachy tone. 

I stamped the lovely flower and sentiment from Simply Stated Stamp set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I ink blended the background with Bellini Ink and added splatters of water for some texture. 

I did the same on this card also. I used Sweet Sixteen Ink for the background and used Silver embossing powder.

I hope you're loving these colors and I will be up tomorrow with another post. For more details please visit catherinepooler.com 

Along with the inks she also introduced a few beautiful products. Do check HERE. All these products will be available in the store on April 20th.

Thank you! :)

April 15, 2017

You Octopi My Heart

I like to make interactive cards but due to time constraint I seldom make them. But if I decided to create one, I choose the simplest design! I am choosy that way! :P So for my today's card the interactive element is going to be Action Mini Wobbles. I told you I choose simple designs but this card literally took me two days to complete. Fussy cutting and No Line Distress Water coloring are another highlights on this card! :) 


I started by ink blending the background with Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and I blended the inks over and over again until I am happy with the results. Then I added splatters of water and picked up the excess with a tissue paper for some beautiful texture. This already looks like deep down in the ocean ( never been there but have an idea from the pictures). To add more depth and interest I added splatters of white paint - Picket Fence and Stardust Stickles.

To resemble the plants in the ocean (seaweed) - I stamped the Octopus from You Octopi My Heart | Lawn Fawn in Peeled Paint Distress Ink and colored only his tentacles. To add more depth, I mixed Peeled paint + Black Soot and colored over again.

Fussy cutting the tentacles is really a tedious part as it is very intricate. I adhered the tentacles (ocean plants) in two groups. To add more interest I adhered glass beads from Prima at the bottom of the ocean plants (tentacles). I really like how they turned out! :D

Next I stamped the Octopus in Festive Berries Distress Ink on a piece of white card stock and distress water colored him as well. Fussy cut him, placed the Mini Wobble behind him and adhered him onto the card base. 

Lastly stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Zing White Embossing Powder and finished the card off by adding a few sparkling clear sequins. And I didn't miss the heart this time also! ;) added next to the sentiment.

This is how Mr.Octopus Wobbles.. Wobble, Wobble, Wobble... Haha! :) I hope you liked the card. I am entering this card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #2 - Interactive Cards. Thanks for stopping by! :)