Friday, September 30, 2016

Time to wish Happy Diwali

Hey all,

Ria on this side. This is the second post of this month and I am loving all the designs coming on to this blog! I started the month's post with traditional looking ethnic Cards, moved to Indian wedding cards and now diwali cards. I must admit all these styles I am trying for the very first time far from my CAS style. I hope you like these too :)

Coming to Diwali cards now. Diwali or Dipawali is the festival of lights, as maximum of us know, right? But to me it is the festival of bright colors (unlike Holi) as during this festival, people buy a lot of new clothes and wear those on the festive day.

Without wasting much time, lets move on to the projects...


I am in love with the Indian Motifs and I am sure this phase of the year is the best time to use this stamp set for all the festivals!
  • I stamped the design from the Indian Motifs with Gold on a red cardstock and cut it into this pattern excluding the central portion.
  • I used Solid Shapes (circle biggest) to make the semi circle with distress ink and the diamond shape from the same set with varied inks blended together.
  • I masked the area and blended some Lime kiss yellow ink
  • Finally the sentiment with gold embossing.

My second card is inspired by a Rangoli that people make on Diwali.
  • I took two shades of metallic paper.
  • I stamped the images from the Indian motif in two shades of gold


  • I blended some ink with the Grid Stencil and applied mist on it.
  • I stamped the design from the indian motif to create a 'diya'
  • For the flame, I layered three layers of glitter sheets.
  • A scallop cut to frame the diya and the sentiment with some enamel dots.


  • For this, I took different scraps of paper and stamped designs randomely with distress inks and sparkle embossing powder finished it.
  • I made the flames with the same technique as I applied in the previous project.
  • I arranged these scraps to make candles.
  • I drew some flourish with hand and embossed it with silver and the sentiment to finish it.

Supplies Used:

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Thanks for stopping by:)


Thursday, September 29, 2016


Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a bunch of cards that I created using some of the products released this month. I love to combine stencils and die cuts in my creations and in today's card I used some of these.

My first card is following our Challenge of the month. As you may remember, this month we have a wonderful sketch to  recreate and I decided to use the Grid Stencil to create the background and the Scalloped Circle Die Cuts to create the Focal Point. Take a look at my card.

In this card I created the background with distress ink using the colors Ground Espresso, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade and VersaFine Onix to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set Happy Birthday to All. To finalize the decoration I added some enamel dots from the Pastel and Smoky Quartz Collections.

My second card was created in Very Vanilla card stock accents in Peacock Metal Sheets. I cut the second layer using the larger die cut from the Dual Stitched Rounded Rectangle and pasted it directly over the base.

Then I cut and embossed a third layer using an embossing folder with leaves and pasted over the layer. I stamped the sentiment With Deepest Sympathy with VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder and created a banner and paste over the embossed layer using dimensionals.

To finalize the decoration I cut the Dual Leaf die cuts using Peacock metal sheet and pasted it on the left side of the banner with a large pearl.

My third card has a base in Watermelon Wonder card stock and the next layers in very vanilla. I cut these layers using the new Scallop Rectangle Die Cuts. I pasted the border directly over the base and stamped the images over the center piece.

In this card I used one of the images included on the stamp set Indian Motif stamped in three different colors of ink: Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Tip Top Taupe. I also edited one of the sentiments included on the stamp set Sympathy to create two lines that I stamped on the right corner.

I pasted this layer over the base using dimensionals and added some enamel dots from the Smoky Quartz Collection.

My last card was created using the Beaded Stencil with white craft ink and tangelo twist ink to create a special shadow.

I used a decorated paper on the lower part to create a diagonal angle. I covered the union with a tiny embossed white border and added the word Celebrate die cut to finalize the decoration.

As a final touch I added a cute white bow to complement the sentiment and party look.

These are the products that I used in my creations



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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Deepavali Cards with Peek-a-boo designs

Hi... Crafty friends..

Swapna here with few cards for upcoming Deepavali festival. I made these cards with Peek-a-boo designs September release. Do check them out Here.

Card #1

* Stamped the image and coloured with Staedtler water colour pencils and used wink of stella to blend colours.
* Die cut image with scalloped circle die, used bigger die.
* Glued the circle pieces on a circle card base.
* Used sentiment inside as the main image says everything.

Its depicting young girls making Rangoli during festival.

Card #2

This is continuation of my previous post which you can find Here.

* I die cut leaves from craft foam twice.
* Die cut leaves from a scrap acetate to make my own stencil.
* Used few dye inks to blend through leaf stencil.
* Then stamped detail of leaf on the ink blended leaves.
* Wrapped green embroidery floss towards top and tied a small bow.
* Glued two leaves die cut in white and added a green sequin.
* Stamped sentiment and foam mounted on the panel.
* The whole panel was foam mounted on green card base.

This card is depiction of  Torana (Mango leaves we use during any festival to decorate the entrance of house and temple) .

Card #3

* Secured card base to work surface.
* Placed stencil and secured it.
* Used ranger spray in gold and sprayed few times from 1 feet above to get smaller droplets.
* Heat embossed sentiment in gold on a vellum piece.
* To add little interest I tore edges of vellum.

Its depiction of Light over darkness. That is what Deepavali is all about.




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Monday, September 26, 2016

Masculine canvas and Tag...

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

First, I would like to share with you mixed media canvas using Peek-a-boo designs new products 

here, background is created using PABD Grid stencil, acrylic paints and ink sprays, washi tapes. I am in love with these newest Gear dies ... I cut 2 designs from Gear die, adhered them together. For more interest attached arrow charm in the middle....the theme for canvas is masculine.

here is my next creation...

I have created this tag using PABD Scallop circle die, dual leaf die and Floral fantasy stamp, Dream word die and Enamel dots.

Products from Peek-a-boo Desigsns

 Dual Leaf die