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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and welcome! 
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
I made a Christmas card using Clearly Besotted Stamps. This stamp set is called Joy to the World. This is an older stamp set but one of my favourite Christmas stamp set.
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I stamped the background of the card with the trees from the stamp set using Soft Leaf dye ink from Hero Arts. This is a beautiful muted green. Perfect for background. Soft and subtle.

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For the focal point, I stamped the wreath from the stamp set using green pigment ink and red details on the wreath using red pigment ink. The pigment inks are from Mama Elephant and Avery Elle. I similarly stamped the bow, die cut both of them out using the coordinating dies. I adhered them on a vellum panel using foam adhesive for dimension. I also edged the vellum with gold pigment ink. Then I adhered this vellum panel on the card front using foam adhesives hidden behind the wreath and bow. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black strip of cardstock and adhered again using foam adhesive. Then I added 4mm gold sequins on the wreath as embellishments. Thats all! Simple and easy to make.

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Clearly Besotted so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Merry Christmas to you all!
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Clearly Besotted, Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says Gift It!


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Clean and Simple  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Gift It 

make a gift card/bag/box, or a gift for someone special.
This week we are showcasing Clearly Besotted Products.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I have used Clearly Besotted stamp set to dress up an envelope gift card holder.

The stamp I used from Clearly Besotted is called Sweet Treats. Love this stamp set. Absolutely adorable images. I simply stamped the cupcake image randomly on a watercolour panel filling in with the speech bubble sentiment also from the stamp set.  I coloured them using Zig clean brush watercolour pens. I then used one of the stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to die cut two panels. I also used the same die to cut another panel out of white cardstock. Then I took an black colour envelope, folded in half. Cut the flap in half and adhered the flap on the left side of the envelope in place. I adhered the stamped and watercoloured panel on the front and back of the folded envelope using foam adhesives. 
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I adhered the plain white panel on the inside of the folded envelope where the flap is adhered. This panel is adhered flush so one can write on it. The other side has the pocket to hold the gift card.
On the front of the card, I added a layer of vellum die cut using stitched rectangle die, The sentiment is stamped on a strip of white card stock. I also stamped the cupcake image from the stamp set on watercolour paper, coloured with Zig pens and cut it out with scissors. I adhered this on the vellum layer. I embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a collage of the gift card holder front, back and inside.
This gift card holder is very easy to make. Great for last minute gifts. Hope you like it. As always I have listed all the products I used to make this card below.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Clearly Besotted, Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says A Bit of Green!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the Touchy Feely Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too

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This week the challenge is A Bit O’ Green!

We are showcasing Clearly Besotted  Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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This is my take on the challenge using Delightful Day  Stamp Set from Clearly Besotted Stamp set!
I white heat embossed the bouquet of roses from the stamp set and watercoloured using Zig clean brush pens. I also added some red glitter using Spectrum Aqua glitter pen. To keep with the theme of the challenge, I added green colour wash around the bouquet. The sentiment is heat embossed using Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die, wrapped natural twine around the panel and layered with another stitched panel die cut using pattern paper. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh’s Espresso sequins. I mounted the layered panels on kraft card base.  I love green and kraft colours together. Give a very earthy and organic feel to it.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Clearly Besotted

Simon Says Anything Goes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  No Designer Paper Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too

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This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

We are showcasing Clearly Besotted Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I have started making Christmas cards and so any chance I get I make one. So for this challenge, I  have made a Christmas card using Clearly Besotted stamp sets and dies.

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I am liking using grey cardstock as background. So for this card, I have picked  Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I then white heat embossed the images from Cute Christmas Character stamp set which is an exclusive stamp set and die for Simon Says Stamp 2014 STAMPtember , on a watercolour paper and watercoloured the images. Then die cut the images using the coordinating dies. I adhered these images randomly  on the grey cardstock panel trimmed to the size of the card front. I stamped the smaller images from the stamp set to fill in the gaps. This is my background. 

For the focal point I simply black heat embossed the subway sentiment from Most Wonderful Stamp set from Clearly Besotted stamp set on vellum heavy weight cardstock and adhered on the card front using foam adhesives behind the arrows. Finally embellishing with Cranberry sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Clearly Besotted, Pretty Pink Posh

Congratulations!

A quick post today sharing a card I made for my hubby’s best friend’s father who turned 80. He is like a father to my hubby and I have known him since my marriage. A very lively man with a great sense of humour and very affectionate. He lights up the room the moment he walks in. Cannot believe he is 80!. In India turning 80 is special and is celebrated in a grand way. We are unable to attend the celebrations, instead sending him a card and a gift card. This is the card I made.
I have used Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set and die to make my card. I chose gold and silver with white for a classy look to the card. The gold foil pattern paper is from Simon Says Stamp older kit. The smaller sentiment came from Clearly Besotted Eastern Delights stamp set (retired) stamped in gold Delicata ink. The card is embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a closeup.
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I did the insides too but forgot to take photos of it before I posted the card. 😦 Anyway, I hope he likes the card because it will be a surprise for him.
I have listed all the products I have used to make this card below.

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Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen

August Mix it Up challenge!

Hey everyone,
I spent some time yesterday organizing my craft space. My desk was over flowing that I kept loosing stuff and spent more time searching than crafting. So I clean my desk and rearranged  a few things around to create more space. Also I bought IKEA’s Raskog cart recently. I organised stuff into the cart as well. With some awesome inspirations from dear craft friends from FB, I did organise the top and middle shelves of the cart. I now had an awesome clean desk and organized space. It made me craft and I made a card. 🙂 I made a Halloween card for August Mix It Up Challenge at Ellen Hutson blog.  This month’s mix up is with Clearly Besotted. Here is my card for the challenge.
I used Halloween Spirit stamp set from Clearly Besotted along with Got Candy stamp set from Essentials By Ellen to stamp and make the background on my card. I used Halloween colours to stamp all the tiny images from both the sets. For the focal point, I stamped and cut the BOO! frame from Halloween Spirit  stamp set and the ghost from Got Candy stamp set. I made a slit on the frame and slide the ghost image from the back to the front as though the ghost image is scaring somebody. Got it? I have a thought block on this. lol!  I adhered this on a purple striped acetate sheet from We’re Memory Keepers. The sentiment is from Got Candy stamp set stamped on a strip of white cardstock and adhered using foam adhesive. I also stamped and die cut the bats from Got Candy stamp set and added to the panel. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh’s Tangerine 6mm and Pumpkin 4mm sequins.
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A Blog Named Hero, Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, Watercolour technique

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Small Scale!

Welcome to a new challenge from A Blog Named Hero – Small Scale!
What this means? we like you to use a small section of the card, smaller sized cards, using smaller embellishments and tags. So any thing smaller in scale.
Here is my card for the theme.
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I have used a smaller section of my card to showcase the watercoloured poppies. I heat embossed the poppies from Hero Arts called Delicate Blossoms, then watercoloured using distress inks. Then trimmed the cardstock and adhered using foam adhesive on the card front. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted stamp set called Fabulous Fushsias. Clearly Besotted is our collaborating partner for this month.
Here is a closeup of the watercoloured poppies
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Come and play along the A Blog Named Hero challenge.
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It’s y(our) Special day!

Share a very elegant card today I gave my hubby for our 16th Wedding Anniversary!
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I really love this set from Clearly Besotted called Eastern Delight. it is a building set and the fonts of the sentiment is so pretty and coordinated with the rest of the images. I basically stamped and built the image using green and blue pigment inks. Stamped the sentiment in silver. The Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh is my favourite of all the colours because they coordinate really well with any colour stamped image.
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I wanted to cross out “y” in “your” to make it “our” if my hubby remembered about the anniversary in the morning. As usual he forgot about it totally in the morning. I sneaked the card into his office case. So it was a surprise when he saw it at work. He came back with this cute pendent and earring set from Swaroski. Off to have a lovely dinner.
See you tomorrow with a card for a challenge 🙂
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Clearly Besotted, Lil' Inker Designs, Paper Smooches

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog hop!
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This blog hop is organised by Amy Tsuruta and team. Being a coffee lover, I decide to participate in the hop especially for the holiday season. First, here is my card for the hop.
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All I did was to collect all the stamp sets with coffee cup from my stash. I did that basically to plan on a set I wanted to use to make the card. Then I wanted to use all the coffee cups on my card. Lol! At least a few of them if not all 🙂 So that is how this card came about. I started with white heat embossing the sentiment. I simply white heat embossed the coffee cups on fog cardstock. The coffee cups were from stamp sets from Paper Smooches, Clearly Besotted, Lil’ INkers and Jane Doodle. Then white heat embossed the snow flakes from a Clearly Besotted stamp set. I then coloured the coffee cups with distress markers. I instantly loved how it looked – modern and trendy 🙂 I then trimmed the panel and mounted on the white card base. No card of mine is complete without Pretty Pink Posh sequins 🙂
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Here is a closeup.

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Check out Amy’s blog for more holiday card from coffee lovers 🙂
There are some fantastic prizes from these lovely sponsors.

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card

A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set

Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card

Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break

Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit

Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set

Hero Arts:  A Little & Today’s Special stamps/Cup ‘O Joe Shadow ink

Kraftin’ Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card

Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway

Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card

Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set

Newton’s Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card

Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card

Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card

Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die

Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card

Stamp Academy:  2 classes

Stampin’ Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card

STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack

SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card

Sweet ‘n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set

The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set

Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set

Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Check out Amy’s blog for more details.

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