Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vintage Elegance and Amazing Paper Grace

Hello to all !!!

I am super excited today as I write this post for Amazing Paper Grace.
Becca Feekan is a master designer of most beautiful dies and her cards are simply gorgeous!!!
To be in her design team is indeed a proud place to be in.

Today I am showcasing the beautiful Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet Etched Die.
This die has two filigree designs and can be cleverly used for making small booklets ideal for journaling and gifting or can be used as a card.

Another die that is my favourite is the Vintage Elegance Round flower Fold n Go dies.
The flowers on this card has been made using the above dies and soon I will be posting a video tutorial on this.
So have a look at my card.

I have made a small book with this filigree booklet die and used it as my card front.
I have used the pattern paper from Couture Creations. The leaves and sentiment are from stash.

The flowers are the Round flower fold n Go. These too are so much fun to make and many varieties of blooms can be made with this. Soon I will be posting a video tutorial on this.

Stay tuned for many more such creations using APG dies.

Do come back again. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hummingbirds and Petunias

Hello Friends !!!!

Its Wednesday today and Heartfelt Creations is overflowing with amazing projects highlighting pretty petunias. The whole collection can be found here.

Petunias are the most gorgeous summer blooms swaying merrily in the soft wind in clusters, hanging in baskets from the patio and balconies and spreading happiness.

Here is my take on this collection.

The details of this card can be found on the HC blog here

Other inspiration from the Classic Petunia are

 These flowers are so gorgeous that one cannot stop oneself from making them. I hope you liked my collection. Do come again next week. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Delicate Filigree Card

Hello friends!

It's Anita here with another project featuring one of the newly released ModaScrap dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. These dies are all lacy with intricate cut work, giving a filigree look to the card.
You can check the whole range here
Do visit the ECD blog for many more designs.

And here is my card -

This is the recipe for the 7" x 7" card:
  1.  Die cut white cardstock twice with the Oriental Card die. Trim off the flaps along the straight sides to get perfect corners.
  2. Cut a 6" x 6" white cardstock square. Use a Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink pad to smoosh some ink on the surface of a non-stick craft mat. Lightly spritz with water and swipe the cardstock square onto the ink to create a dappled background. Dry with a heat tool. Repeat if more ink is needed.
  3. Score lines at 1/2 inch intervals to create raised ridges and distress the lines with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Spritz with water and heat set.
  4. Adhere the die cuts as shown using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape along the straight edges only.
  5.  Cut a 4" square from rose pattern paper.
  6. Die cut two squares using Stitched Squares dies in sizes that fit the center of the card front.
  7. Add a quote, printed on vellum, on top of the small square. Layer the small square to the larger one, using foam tape for dimension. Adhere to the rose pattern paper and then to the card front, tucked under the corners as shown.
  8. Adhere this card panel on a mat layer of white card stock 6.25" x 6.25".
  9. Adhere on the second mat layer of rose print pattern paper 6.5" x 6.5".
  10. Adhere the panel on a white card base 7" x 7".
  11. Add a satin ribbon bow and mulberry flowers to finish the card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other -
Distress and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick
White cardstock
Satin ribbon
Rose pattern paper
Foam tape
Pre-printed vellum with quote
Mulberry flowers
Spray mist bottle with water

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Distress oxide inks--information and techniques.

HELLO !!!!

This is Anita here and hope you all having a great crafting time !!!! Crafters Corner blog is flowing with information check it out here.


do not miss this event !!!!!
and the second news....
the new Dress My Craft blog is live ......Incredible !!!!!!
and I am a proud DT there!!!!!
Now on to the post of the day !!!!!

We crafters are always on the look out for amazing products and when we get them, it seems as if a treasure is in our hands !! Oh !!! how we love our craft supplies!!!!!

So to have an add on in the craft supplies or one more name in our craft stash is ..........................

Distress oxide inks , another popular product by Tim Holtz Rangers was introduced in CHA 2017 and it became quite a news and soon became a sought after item by everyone.
Crafters Corner as always has endeavoured to bring the best to India... so now has all 12---yes there are 12 of them !!!! for us to India along with the Reinkers.
Check them out here

Vintage photo, walnut stain,  broken china,  fossilized amber,  peeled paint, iced spruce, fired brick, wilted violet,  faded jeans, worn lipstick , spiced marmalade, cracked pistachio

These are the colours available .
Now the first question that comes to the mind !
Are these similar to Distress inks. Or, What are Distress Oxide inks ????
So let us see!!!!
Distress oxide inks have a composition of both due and pigment ink making it more opague and chalk like unlike the distress inks .
They are reactive with water .
They give an oxidised look when reacting with water.

So let us see some techniques using the Distress Oxide Inks.

These are good for a smooth non-patchy look. But does not have the transparent hue as in distress inks. However flawless blending can be achieved when distressing with oxide inks.

We can create beautiful backgrounds with Distress oxide inks.

                               Pic from google

Distress oxide inks are good for stamping give crisp images

                         Note the difference between Distress inks and oxide inks in stamping

Gives a beautiful look to die cuts, spreading evenly

Can get wonderful results with stencils

                                             Distress oxide inks are very good for painting

          General stamping can be achieved beautifully on distressed oxide ink background

             Look at the beautiful effect of oxidised spritzed background-when water is spritzed

                                       Distress oxide inks are wonderful for heat embossing

So what else do you need when one ink pad gives so many advantages. 
I have a Facebook live video showing all these above techniques. 
So just click on this link to see me live.

Come to the Crafters Corner store to see the ocean of craft supplies. 
You have any queries???? Drop a mail at

So see you again with more crafty news!!!!!
Have a good day and Happy Crafting!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pretty Petunias from Heartfelt Creations

Hello to all!!!!

Flowers fill our lives with happiness !!!! Petunias are one such flower that are so vibrant and beautiful that it is difficult to find a house that is not full of these petunias in the patio in the summers.
Heartfelt Creations has revealed beautiful petunias for you last week .
Do visit the blog for full reveal.

Here are my card.

All the details are given on the HC blog. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Hello to all ,

It is Challenge time at the ECD blog and its a fun one to begin with.
Spinners and Sliders cards are fun interactive cards that are really easy to make and look fabulous.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us " What Elizabeth Craft Designs image would you make spin or slide?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 19 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is my card using the Spinner and Slider die.

Tulips and Fairy-Elizabeth Crafts Designs

Hello friends !!!!

Flowers are one gift of nature that bring happiness and smiles in our lives. To be able to capture the beauty of these flowers forever is something remarkable.
Susan's Garden Notes from Elizabeth Craft designs has many flower making dies that can give realistic and beautiful flowers.

Here I have Garden Notes Tulip 2 on my card and with it I have the pretty fairy made from Garden Notes Fairy Tiger Lily.

Do stop by the ECD store to view the range of dies.

To see how to make tulips, follow this link here. Thanks for stopping by.