January 31, 2019


Hello my dear sweet friends! I'm back again with another sweet masculine card. Last time it's for Brother but this time for a sweet man in your life! Yep! Life with your man is one amazing adventure! How many of you agree? :) This card is for Sizzix and I used a couple of newly released thinlits by them.


I started by die-cutting all the thinlit dies out of heavy weight white card stock using Sidekick Machine and water colored them with Koi Water Colors. Adhered the die-cuts over the main card base, water colored a little shade to the truck or vehicle (:P) and stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday with Memento Black Ink.

And that finishes the card for today. How do you like it? Let me know in the comments! I'm entering this card for CASology Week 329: TURN, Simon Says Monday Challenge - Love is in the air, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes and Uniko Challenge #51 - Anything Goes, optional twist Love

January 30, 2019


Hi everyone! I'm super happy to show how I water colored my Art Journal Book's Cover Page. The book was handmade and I used heavy weight card stock. I also used Liquid Water Colors from Craftangles. I hope you like it. Kindly watch the video to learn more about this 'Scripture Art Journal Cover Page'. Also I'll leave a few close up shots of this art for you. Enjoy! :)

January 29, 2019


Hello everyone! Welcome back to another blogpost. Today's card is a bit masculine and would be perfect for your brother. I like that sentiment, very true, right? :) In today's card, I did lots of water coloring. I hope you like it. By the way the products I used here are from Sizzix Lifestyle and this card is also for Sizzix Lifestyle.

Products used


Nothing fancy! I die-cut all the dies out of heavy weight card stock and water colored them with Camlin Water Colors. I also used Canson Water Color Paper for the background.

I dropped in shades of brown, yellow and green to the leaves while the paper is still wet. The result was amazing!

Finally stamped the sentiment

and adhered a little hill using the card stock from Sizzix. I'm entering this card for Country View January 2019 - Landscape/Cityscapes Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting! See you soon! :)

January 28, 2019


Hello everyone! This card is for few challenges and the card design was inspired by one of my previous cards. This is a one layer card which involves Masking, Stamping, Ink Blending and Coloring. This card would be perfect for beginners and this card would definitely bring a smile to someone you love! ;)


I started by Masking the 1/3rd portion on the card with a washi tape, stamped the frog from Paper Smooches with Memento Ink which is alcohol friendly. Then Masked the frog off and ink blended the background with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Then I colored the image with Sizzix Markers and finished the card with a sentiment. To create more interest to the card I added splatters of black ink and Stardust Stickles to the pouty lips of the frog! LOL!

I'm entering this card AAA cards CAS Game #132 - Up To One Third + Masking, CASology Week 328: SMILE and Paper Smooches January 2019: ANYTHING GOES challenge.

January 26, 2019


Did you know? Craftangles has recently launched a new product - Liquid Water Colors. These colors are so vibrant and they have all the properties of water colors.

Here is the project I made using those Liquid Water colors. You can check the other details about this post HERE.. or

you can simply watch the video here.. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. See you very soon!

January 20, 2019


Hello and welcome to Destash Giveaway #2. Click HERE to learn more about this Destash Giveaways. I hope you like them! :) 

This Destash Giveaway #2 contains the following items..

  1. Mudra Stencil - Polygons 6”x6”
  2. Mudra Stamps -Butterfly Layers -6"x4"
  3. Mudra Clear Stamps - Wild Rose 4''x4''
  4. Mudra Dies - Thanks 3''x2''
  5. Mama Elephant Creative Color BUTTERCUP Ink Pad

  1. Flaunt the badge on your side bar, link to this page and spread the word.
  2. Follow my social media links. This is not compulsory but I'd feel happy if you follow me ;)
  3. Last date - 25th of January, 2019.

Please answer this question by leaving a comment below - 'How old is your Blog or Website? Winner will be selected from the comments. Thank you so much for visiting! :)


Thank you so much everyone for participating in Destash Giveaway #2. Don't worry if you are not a winner! There is lot more to come and everybody get a chance to win, Okay! ;)  And the winner is

Congratulations!! Kindly write a mail to deeptistephens@gmail.com to claim your prize. Thanks once again! :)

January 19, 2019


Hi everyone! It's been so long since I posted anything here. Life has become too busy, when I set up and plan everything for future projects something unexpected will happen then I need to cancel everything and schedule again! That is life!! right?

So I'm here with a beautiful masculine card for Sizzix Lifestyle. I used basic and minimal supplies for making my project. It turned out so handsome! haha!

Products from Sizzix Lifestyle

I started by die-cutting the elephant from Baby Elephant Set out of heavy white card stock and water colored it with black water color. By the way I used Camlin School Water Colors.

I water colored a panel with shades of blue and purple, added splatters of the same color and I let the panel dry completely. Then I ran the panel through the Bigshot Express Machine along with Whoosh Thinlit Die.

Then I adhered all the elements with glue, created a scene as if the Elephant was spraying a heart of stars! ;) I hand drew the landscape out of black card stock and adhered it over the card front. Then I finished the card with a sentiment from Creative Retreat. I also added splatters of black ink for the finished funky look.

I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting! :)

January 6, 2019


Hello everyone! Welcome back. This is the part four video/blogpost in Masking Technique Series. In this post I'll show you how to mask and stamp a whole panel. Please check the Part One, Part Two and Part Three videos where I've shared everything about Masking Technique in detail. Kindly watch the video below for more education. 



I started by stamping the stamps from Beautiful You Stamp Set by Catherine Pooler Designs on Canson Water Color Paper and on Masking Paper. I fussy cut all the images from masking paper, adhered over the previously stamped images and stamped again with Versafine Sepia Ink.

Then I water colored the images with Koi Watercolors. I didn't do any fancy here just followed the basic water coloring! 

Then I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Sepia Ink on white card stock, fussy cut it and again layered it with black card stock, fussy cut it and adhered over the water colored panel.

Finished the card with a few black splatters of paint and adhered the water color panel over the A2 main card base. :) I hope you like all these Masking Technique Series. I will be back with another stamping technique very soon. Thanks for visiting! :)

January 5, 2019


Hello everyone! This is the first painting of the year! I am so happy that I achieved this look only with watercolor brush strokes! I didn't use pencil at all! :D I am so proud of myself!! This is not my original design, I am just practicing the paintings by some artists. I found this image HERE but I don't know the artist. Sorry!

My resolution this year is 'Never Relax and Never Stop Learning'. I want to master watercolor paintings. So I'll just keep on learning and trying until I master! :D I don't have any teachers but YouTube is good for people like me! I am kind of self taught person. If you have any tips or any best websites, kindly leave the link below.

I used Canson Watercolor Paper and Koi Watercolors. I am very pleased with the result. I went with light color and then build up the color. For highlighting I used white paint to the flower, this adds so much life to your painting. I am planning to buy some liquid watercolors. Let's see when I'll get a nice and budget friendly liquid watercolors. ;)

And that 'hello' was handwritten. And that's all for today. I hope you like it. I'll be back soon with other watercolor paintings! Until then Happy Paper Crafting! :)

Entering this card for CASology Week 325: FRESHWork It Wednesday December 2018: Try Something NEW! and Simon Says: Something New

January 4, 2019


Hello everyone! Welcome to brand new Craftangles January Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes. I made this trio of New Year Cards and listed all the details on HNDMD blog. Please visit the blog to know more details about the challenge and about my cards. Thank you! :)

January 3, 2019


Hi everyone! Here is my little card for a few challenges. The cat stamp from Baby Animals by Hero Arts was masked and the scarf was hand drawn. I water colored the scarf with Festive Berries Distress Ink and also added little blush to his cheeks. Also stamped three hearts from Baby Animals  and sentiment from Everyday Sayings by Hero Arts. I also added splatters of black ink to finish the card design. :)

I hope you like it. Entering this card for A Blog Named Hero where the theme is Winter, AAA cards CAS Game #130 - Three of Something and CAS on Sunday #148 - Make a Christmas Card #2

January 1, 2019


I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year. May God Bless you all :)

In my previous post I said that I'll share my New Year Resolution! so here we go!! I usually don't stick to resolutions so I don't make any! But this year I wanted to make one. When I went through my crafty journey in 2018, there's a couple of things I noticed that I should stick to, not only this year, in the next coming years as well.. So here is mine! And I would badly love to know yours! Please share them with me in the comment section below! :)

The color of the year 2019 by Pantone is Living Coral which is a beautiful shade of pinkish orange or orangish pink. The products I used are from Sizzix Lifestyle and Catherine Pooler Designs.


I started by water coloring the white card panel with Pink and Orange Markers to get that Coral shade. The colors I achieved through water coloring was pretty close to that Coral. Then I let that panels dry and ran it through the Big Shot Express Machine along with Flurry #1 thinlit dies designed by Tim Holtz. Later I adhered all the die-cuts over the main card panel which is A2 in size.

Next, I die-cut Hooray out of Pink card stock, Tag out of Vellum and 2019 out of left over water colored panel through Sizzix Side Kick Machine and adhered everything with Tacky Glue. I colored the backside portion of the Vellum where the numbers were adhered. I did a little mistake with '2' but I thought that's okay to share with you :D

Finally I adhered a thin gold strip to add more depth to the card design. And that is the card for today, I hope you like it. Thank you so much for visiting. Take care and I'll see you next time! :)