Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Focus on the Sentiment.

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Hello there blog buddies!! I have something new to show you today – a pocket book! It was so perfect for the brand new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays this week which is to “Focus on the Sentiment”. This week our sponsors are Whimsy Stamps.

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Yay!! As you can see I recently purchased the new Spellbinder dies and some gorgeous stamps (Glitz, Kaisercraft, MME) too! Now all I need are the basic Spellbinder dies to make frames out of the ornate ones!

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That’s it folks!! Hope you will stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to check out what the designers created.

See you all very soon!

xoxo

~E

 

Challenges: Make it Monday, Pin & Tack,

Friday, December 14, 2012

Going Shabby Chic Again!

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Waaaay too many layers on this card, I know! But I love layers and dimension and it has been a while since I let loose and made something just the way I wanted. Some hand stitching, some glitter, some of my favourite border punch! I used a bit of Pink Paislee’s London Market paper here, soon I will have their stamps too Smilejust bought some from SSS.

If you can see I coloured over the embossed paneling and it looks pretty cool in person.

That’s it for me today, see you tomorrow with another card.

xoxo

E

Friday, December 7, 2012

I solemnly swear I love All Things Teresa Collins!

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Hello everyone! Today I have something very different to show you. I made a journal! The one I am showing you is my second journal, the first one had really crappy binding (we don’t get good book rings here and I spiral bind it myself) so I thought I’d show you a better version before the other one.
I used half of the Carolina Breeze papers for this one (remaining half I am saving for another journal! *wink*). I did use DCWV as a front page only because I didn’t want to waste TC’s gorgeous designs by gluing the other beautiful side! And I also used bits of American Crafts Christmas cardstock (glittered)
Sooo here you go!
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Handmade flower – from scratch! Faux epoxy on swirls, frame is Silhouette cut.
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I had no stamp that said “Forever” so used my dad’s mini alpha stamps instead, I think it looks okay?
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Left page has a pocket and 3 tags. The tags are stamped, journaling area/photo mat provided behind the tags.
The right page has a photo mat with glittery butterflies.
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Here you can see the journaling/ photo mat area and the tags too! I so wish I had more sentiment stamps, next on my list is to get Teresa Collin’s stamp maker!
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What you see on the left hand side is a handmade medallion with a button center, this page is a peekaboo page of sorts and on the right there is a pocket with two tags.
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The scallops are hand cut.
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In the above picture, the right hand side page is a flap and opens up to reveal a photo mat and journaling area.
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I hope you guys liked it! I for one am loving these journals and making them is SO fun! The best part is that Teresa Collins’ papers are so sturdy and textured that you don’t need extra layering to give them body. I have my eyes on a couple more of her collections and people you have been with me forever now and you know I have never ever gone crazy after designer paper brand because they all are so beautiful but this... THIS.I.LOVE!
much love, keep crafting!
~E
Challenges: Tuesday Alchemy, Totally Stampalicious, Live & Love Crafts

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

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Hola amigos! I am back with a brand new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays and this week you are challenged to use non traditional christmas colours!

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Here is my card with it’s coordinating gift bag. The background has been inked using several distress inks and the stamped image has been heat embossed in white. The cute glittery star is hand cut. I love this card, so blue!

Hop on over to Sentimental Sundays to join in all the fun this week! Our sponsor this week is Saturated Canary, so you really don’t wanna miss the chance at winning some SC digis!

Ciao!

~E

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Easel Card

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Hello everyone! How are you guys doing?! All’s well and very busy at my end here. This week the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is to make an Easel card. Our sponsors are Fred She Said and Milk Coffee.

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I kept the oval inside blank for now but it will be filled in later by my aunt. I used the DCWV Coral Couture stack, this paper was originally off white and inked it with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo distress inks to get the perfect redish brown colour. The flower is handmade.

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Please stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to check out what the other designers created. Until next post, have an absolutely fantastic time!

lots of love,

~E

PS: this card was made on order for someone’s 50th wedding anniversary.

Challenges: All Sorts, Come and Get it,

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lia Stampz: A note of Thanks.

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It's that time again!  Time for a new challenge! It's November and a time where a lot of us reflect on what we are thankful for.  This fortnight, make a Thank You card!

This fortnight we were given this absolutely adorable and pretty stamp called “Blue Tit Bird” by Lia Stampz. Here is what I created based on CASE Study inspiration.

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HAHA I know I went a bit overboard considering that Angeline Yong’s card is just perfectly simple, but I really wanted to add a lot of dimension and layers.

The birdie is colored with Classic Faber Castell color pencils. The multi coloured paneling is a result of playing around with distress inks and then finally running it through the bug.

I hope you all will join us over at Lia Stampz this fortnight, I am sure we all have our thank you cards ready at the go! I can’t wait to see your thank you creations!! Link up people! Have a super great day!

xoxo

E

PS: I really want to buy Distress Markers. Copics is not an option for me but I can see myself working with distress markers as it would make my coloring look a bit better and they will fill fill in the “white gaps” left by pencil colouring. So my question is, should I buy them or not?

I forgot to add them in the cart and checked out, so thought I’d ask your opinion about distress markers.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Thanks/ Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! I am back this week with a brand new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps. We are challenging you to make something related to thanks/thanksgiving + a sentiment.

Here is what I created:

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The tag is by K&Co and all stamps are by Hero Arts.

Stop by the blog to check out what the rest of the DT came up with. Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

~E

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Dimension

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Hello there everyone! Sorry for being so late with this week’s Sentimental Sundays post. This week our theme is “Dimensions” + a sentiment and our sponsor this time is Doodle Pantry.

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It’s 12:23 am over here and I am super sleepy! Hopefully the card speaks for itself, otherwise details tomorrow!

I followed the Embellish Color Trends:

Ciao!

~E

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Tee!!

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Hi guys,
Welcome to Tejal's blog hop..
Our butterfly girl is a special lady and what better way to celebrate a birthday with other than a blog hop. You have 16 stops to make before heading to Tejal's blog to wish her. A blog hop also means prizes and surprises, onerandom lucky commenter would get a Echo Park mini theme collection. What are you guys waiting for?! Hop along and join in the fun to wish Tejal a very happy birthday.

Here is a list of the participating people so in case you get lost along the way you know where to go....

Erum ---> you are here
Ahh Tee, I wish you all the best for your future and I wish you find friends as true and as genuine as you are! Happy Birthday sweets!

Your next stop is Khusboo!

xoxo,
~E

CASE and CAS

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Heya people! I have a CAS card for you today based on CASE Study and CAS-ual Fridays challenges.

     

Here is what I came up with…

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Just like last time, the polaroid frame is hand drawn. The umbrella (Prairie Hill) is coloured with classic faber castell colour pencils. Paper is by K&Co, I just added an outline of glitter to the clouds. Sentiment is by TradeFish Designs. Added faux stitching to give the card an outline.

Hope you like it!

hugs,

~E

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lia Stampz: Halloween

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Hello everyone! Today I bring to you a brand new challenge at Lia Stampz! The theme this fortnight is HALLOWEEN.

Here is my card using “Branson Moon” by Lia Stampz.

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These paper strips were lying around from the last card I made (the rainbow one), I love it when I can actually use up the scraps I have saved! The image is coloured with Faber Castell Classic colour pencils. I added faux stitching to give a little bit more interest to the scrap-y design.

Head over to Lia Stampz folks to enter and win this quirky image!

Ciao!

~E

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Black/White + Another Color

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Hi there!

Hope all of you are doing great! It’s time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays and this week we are challenging you to use black, white and ONE colour. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps. Here is what I came up with:

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I for one have always wanted to make a full stamping based card and I finally did just that! I will be entering this card at Cas-ual Fridays and Moxi Fab thinking of you challenge.

I hope you like it people,  thanks for stopping by!

hugs,

~E

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rainbow

Hello folks!
It has been a long time since I played at CASE Study. This week the inspiration piece has so much variety, you can come up with anything; from CAS to over the top layers! Here is my take on it:
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I took the layers element from Julia’s card but kept it CAS embellishment wise. It’s a pretty simple and popular design, we have seen so many versions of this. I will be entering this at Moxie Fab Birthday challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.
~E

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes!

I am BACK!!! I know I have been away from here but I wasn’t away from “crafty world”.

I wanted to tell you guys that I took part in the first ever Crafter’s Expo here in Karachi, Pakistan. You won’t believe it, it was a total HIT!! This was the first time I exhibited my cards etc, what a rush! Check me and my cute banner Smile(yup! I have gained 11 pounds!)

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Back to the challenges! Sentimental Sundays is challenging you this week to make anything and everything! It’s your fav anything goes week!

Our sponsor this week is MFT! The team received MFT stamp set to work with. I will be entering my creations at the Moxie Fab World blog. Here are my projects:

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I introduced these little 4x4 accordion fold cards as Card-inis here (card cum mini)! I made five of these and they were sold within the first couple of hours, people came back for seconds!

Here is how it looks when opened:

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the first page can be used as a photo mat and the last two pages are for writing your heart out!

The backside also has embossed photo mats.

For the second cardini I used PDCC colour story:

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The inside:

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The backside:

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I finally bought my first Spellbinder’s die! LOVE it!

I hope you are still here with me! LOL please stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog and check out what the rest of the DT made. Don’t forget to wish Calypso, she just had a baby! WOOT!

See you soon! I promise!

xoxo

~E

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