Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monkey in a Hammock

Hello to all.
I am sure you all must be having super fun using the Monkey Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I adore all the images here and I love stamping and colouring them.

So here is my card where my monkey is relaxing in a hammock having a beautiful time.

Heartfelt Creations Products used

Monkeying Around Paper Collection HCDP1-276
Monkeying Around Die HCD1-7133
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3778
Wildwood Florals Die HCD1-
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3769
Classic Border Basics Die HCD1-7119
Fleur Border Basics Die HCD1-7120
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White HCPP2-451
Darice Adhesive Foam Strips D120601
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other products

Zig markers-dark brown, light pink, light green, pale yellow, archival ink -plum and leaf green, pollens. distress ink-aged mahogany and peeled paint


Prepare a card base that measures 7.5 " x 6" from white card stock. Cut border diecuts in white card stock using border dies. Follow the combination a shown on the card.
Cut pattern paper and using border dies, cut out the front panel. Distress the edges with distress inks. Allign the border as shown and adhere with clear glue. Add two tags as inserts under the mat layer. Add twine to the tags.
Stamp wildwood flowers with plum ink and cut with coordinating die. Colour with plum and leaf green inks and mold on flower shaping tool kit.
Arrange all the leaves and flowers on the centre of the card front and put the monkey on swing image in the centre.
The stamped image of the monkey is painted with Zig markers and cut with coordinating die. Adhere the monkey in the centre of the flower arrangement.  Add the sentiment from the paper stack.
Do visit the blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tulips In A Vase-Susan's Garden Notes 2

 Welcome to Susan's Garden. 

 This is Anita here and I am so happy to present before you such beautiful dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn. Flower making gets a new definition with Susan's Garden dies. 
 Today I have beautiful tulips in a vase. I loved the way this card has turned out. I tried a new technique of colouring for making these tulips and I think this way , it gives a very realistic look to the flowers. But before that do have a look at the card.


  1. Colour pieces of water colour paper with any water colour medium. I have used Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Mediums like Zig markers, re-inkers, water colour pencils also give good results. Wet paper with water and add colour on the paper and continue till you have a smooth colour effect on the paper. Dry with heat gun. It is very important to dry thoroughly to get crisp die cuts. I have used various shades of red, orange and yellow to get my coloured paper.
  2. Similarly colour the leaves green with water colour.  Add some shading using the pan pastels.
  3. Shape and mold the flowers on the molding pad using the Susan's Garden tool kit.
  4. Cut the vase die cut from White soft finish card stock. Distress the edges with distress inks-Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone.
  5. Mold the vase a little to give a curve shape.
  6. Distress a 6" x 6" white card stock with Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Bundled sage. Make score lines at 1/8 " interval.
  7. Cut a stitched square frame from white card stock and adhere to this panel.
  8. Add strips of stitched die cuts as shown.
  9. Adhere the vase with Double sided foam tape.
  10.  Add the tulip flowers and leaves using Kids Choice glue. Add some foliage from leafy branch die.
  11. Cut two die cuts in green card stock and white card stock from Suzanne Cannon Celebrate die and adhere the two together offsetting a little. Adhere to the card front.
  12. Add this card panel to a mat layer that 1/4 inch bigger on all sides.
  13. Adhere the card panel on the card base that measures 6.5" x 6.5".
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used
  Susan's Garden Notes-Tulips 2
  Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher
  Kids Choice Glue
  Susan's Garden Metal tools
  Leaf Pad pack
  Stitched Squares
  Leafy Branch 4
  A way with words-Celebrate
  Soft Finish Card stock -white
  Water colour paper  

 Other products
 Gansai Tambi  Water colour, Distress inks-Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Pumice stone.
 I hope you liked my vase of flowers. Do try this way of colouring and shaping flowers.
Visit the ECD store for a large number of flower making dies and stamps under the Susan's Garden section.
Do share your reviews.
Thanks for being with me.    

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Hello to all,

Welcome to my blog. I have a beautiful coloured card on my blog today. This is the flower power stamp from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have used water colour technique to colour the flowers. I have used a combination of dry and wet colouring on the flowers. this type of colouring gives a beautiful look to the flowers.

There is Fabulous Flowers Challenge going on at the ECD blogECD are offering an amazing give away for the challenge this week … a product from each of our designers .

First have a look at my card.

To make these flowers, stamp the image from Flower Power stamp and colour with Distress re inkers seedless preserve. Add fine strokes and shading with Water colour pencil.
Add some water colour on a card panel. 
Add stitched fishtail dies and adhere with foam tape. Add the leaves and all the elements shown.
Add sentiments from Dream Sentiments stamp set.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a "Fabulous Flowers" prize pack to three winners. This give away will include:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan's Garden Tulip 2; A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite springtime flower?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used

Do visit us again for more flower inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hello everyone!! Welcome to the ECD blog. This is Anita here !! Masculine cards always make me think hard and most of the times , I am struggling with my elements to create a proper masculine card. Elizabeth Craft Designs has some most beautiful dies that can be transformed with simple colouring to make lovely male themed cards. I have a very elegant masculine card today . I have used several layers to build my card and have used the new Distress Oxide inks to colour the feathers. So here is my card.  
To make this card, make all the layers for the card as shown below.
For the main card front, cut a rectangle die cut from striped pattern paper. Layer it on a grey card stock leaving a little border on all sides. Then adhere this layer on another black card stock leaving 1/4 inch border all around.
The circle layer is cut from Rose Pocket die in black card stock and then cut with stitched circle die. Cut a frame using two stitched circle dies and adhere on the layer creating a framed circle layer.
For the Fishtail die cut layer, use a stitched fishtail banner in black. Create a second mat layer with pattern paper using another stitched fish tail banner.
Cut three feathers in white card stock and colour with Vintage photo and Walnut stain distress oxide inks. Colour the edges with black ink. Add white dots using white gesso.
Cut a small rectangle from Dotted scalloped rectangle and stamp a sentiment from Dream sentiment set.
Adhere all the layers together. Cut a card base that measures 5.25 " by 6 ". Adhere this finished layer on the card front. Add a jute twine and some enamel dots to finish the card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used
Other products
White card stock, grey card stock, black card stock, Distress oxide inks-vintage photo and walnut stain, twine, enamel dots.
I hope you liked this card. Do stop by the ECD store for many more dies and stamps. I hope my card will inspire you to create many male oriented cards. Hoping to see you soon.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Hello dear friends!!!

A happy Wednesday to all!! I hope you all are having a wonderful time creating cute and fun projects using the Monkeying Around collection from Heartfelt Creations.
Monkeys are always full of fun and antics and make life so happy. One never feels sad if these jumping creatures are around.
This collection was released last week and has already become a favourite all over the world.
I have a very sweet card today and you will love the expression on each monkeys face.

Just have look at their cheeky face. I just adore them !!!

Heartfelt Creations Products used

Fleur Border Basics Die HCD1-7120
Flowering Dogwood Die HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3773

Other Products

Archival inks-Library green, fern green, tea rose, Distress re inkers-peeled paint and squeezed lemonade, score board, silicon glue, wire pollens, 
Zig markers-dark brown, light green, dark green, white card stock


Make a card base 7.5 " x 5.5 " in white cardstock. Cut a mat layer 5" x 4" and using the Fleur border dies cut a border on the wider end. Cut another border with a narrow strip of paper and adhere the two borders together.
Make score lines on the score board at 1/4" interval on the card front. Add a drop of reinkers on the craft mat and add some water. Use it paint loosely on the card front. Dry with heat gun. Add some pattern paper at the base. Adhere the mat layer as shown on the card front using double sided foam tape. Stamp the image of leaves, flowers and monkeys from the stamp sets and cut with coordinating dies. Colour the image using Zig markers. Add the image on the mat layer. Build up the image using leaves and flowers. Add another monkey on the top and add flowers and leaves popping them up with silicon glue.
Add the sentiment. 

So do you like my jungle friends!!! Say hello to them by leaving some comments. See you next Wednesday with some more Monkey Fun.

Friday, March 10, 2017


Hello ,

Its Anita here and I am back with my Friday post.
Happiness is such a subjective emotion. many derive happiness by spending time with their loved ones while some become happy by being with their pets.  know some people are happy when alone while some like noisy crowd to be happy.
I find happiness in flowers. And I am happy when my flowers bloom the way I want them to. And the CottageCutz 3D flowers dies are most amazing ones that make my flowers look happy.

There is a wide variety of flower and leaf dies ranging from tiny flowers to mega sized blooms.

For my card here, I have created some spring flowers and I loved the purple hue . Do follow the step by step instructions for making these flowers.
Here is my card.

 Instructions for making flowers

Cut the die cuts from white card stock using CottageCutz dies

Cut out 2  frames each for the card base and stick them together.

Colour the flowers and leaves using distress inks and put tiny dots with black pen. Mist the flowers with water.

Shape using an embossing tool on a foam mat as shown

Make pollen centres as shown

Add wire pollens to filler flowers

Carefully make small cut marks in between the petals. This will enable the pollen centres to pass through.

Complete all the flowers and lay them out on the card.

the finished card measures 7"/ 7". It has two mat layers of 6.5/6.5" and 6"/6". The edges have been distressed. Cut 4 strips from pattern paper measuring 1"/ 7" and swipe walnut stain ink to give that distressed look. Adhere on card front as shown.

CottageCutz dies used

Other products

Distress inks-walnut stain, seedless preserve, wilted violet, Memento inks-bamboo leaves, ivy cottage. white card stock

Do leave a few happy words and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Hello to all!!!!!

A great Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations as it is the new release day!!! And I am so excited today as I reveal not flowers but some cheeky  jumping  monkeys who will steal your heart away with their pranks and naughty antics.
They are full of fun, relaxing and taking life as a blast. Life is full of fun and laughter, that is what they show us in this collection.

So are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  

Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection!

This is a Shadow box with many monkeys. A young child will especially enjoy having this in his room. 

Do you want to know , how I made this?

Here are the instructions.

Heartfelt Creations Products used

HCDP1-276  Monkeying Around Paper Collection
HCD1-7132  Palm Tree & Monkeys Die
HCD1-7133  Monkeying Around Die
HCD1-7134  Monkey Antics Die
HCPC-3777  Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3778  Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3779  Monkey Antics Cling Stamp Set
 STP1-420 Molding mat
HCST2-406 Flower Shaping Essentials        
HCCF1-445-3    6"x 6" Foldout Cards-Kraft
Designer Art glue-dries clear.

Other products
Chipboard  black, foam tape, wire pollens, Archival inks-saffron, coffee, magenta hue, leaf green, library green.


To make the card base, fold and make a shadow box.  Cut a square card panel  from the paper pad and adhere this on the front of the frame. Similarly, add, more layers with leaves, coconut trees etc and Mount this on another a chipboard measuring 6.5" by 6.5".
Adhere the whole project on another Chipboard measuring 7" x 7". Cut a chip board 2" by 6" and make a partial horizontal cut at the narrow end. Fold and adhere this support to the back of the card . This acts as a stand and helps the box to stand up.
Stamp and cut leaves, monkeys and flowers from the Monkeying around collection. Colour the images with Archival inks .
Cut many designs from the paper pad.
Adhere the die cut pieces to the inside of the show box creating a layered scene. Add the die cut moneys with foam tape.
Add wire pollens on top of the box and a monkey from there.
Create a lush green forest scene. Open up the stand and display the shadow box monkeying around  collection.

So how did you like these cute munchkins!!!! Do leave your comments. And hop on to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspirations.