Sunday, December 11, 2016

Merry Christmas ! Joy to the World

Hello my friends, we are gearing and nearing to Christmas and with all the cards and projects around the world I find extremely tempted to make one.

I loved making this projects with Cheery Lynn dies and this time I have used the smallest die to create a card.

Below is my card to share with you all today. This card is inspired by Cheery Lynn Challenges and also Card Concept.

I love using Cheery Lynn dies and so this time I did not use any big or major flower die.

I am entering this card for 2 below Challenges.

1. Cheery Lynn #244 Red and Green Theme.

Used 3 different Cheery Lynn Dies for this projects. Red Green and Christmas what could have been a better than a Wreath. I thoroughly enjoyed creating the card.

Also as you note I have used very small flowers for the center piece.

2. The Card Concept # 63 Love and Joy.

The picture completely inspired me, I have picked up few elements from the photo for my card.
1. I used the Red and Green theme.
2.The Wreath
3.The Word JOY up on the wall.

Product Used

Cheery Lynn : Embellishent #3( For the Small Flowers)
Cheery Lynn : English Tea Party Doily
Olive Branches

Do let me know how you like it and share your comments.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thanks - Desk Decor

Hello friends, today I am at the Happy Little Stamper Blog for " Anything goes with Challenge"

Dies are fun element to work with as you can create endless possibilities. Off late I have been creating background using dies one of which you can see here. Many more will be uploaded soon.

So in today's post I have used all heartfelt Creations Product and created a layout which is later framed as Desk Decor Piece.

The flowers are gold embossed and then colored with distress ink and finished with glitter gloss.

The complete layout is 7x7 inches which after framed is little large, There are various small elements that I have added.

Product Used
Dies : Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose ( Flowers and leaves)
Spellbinder | Cheery Lynn

After Frame it looks something like this.

Do let me know how you like it!
See you soon at the next blog!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Hello Friends, today this blog is dedicated for a very special post.

I am sharing a card using the products I bought from Itsy bitsy over a period of time. Also some products they have gifted me to share a review post.

So without much talking lets quickly get into the project.

I have the step by step direction for this card on the itsy bitsy blog HERE.

Its a very short post for today however I would also like to thank Itsy Bitsy for recognizing my work and featuring me as the " Crafter in the Spotlight".

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Anything Goes with Dies : DCAM Border Dies

Hello Everyone, I am  here today with projects for DCAM this months Challenge " Anything Goes with Dies".

I had fun using the border dies and I am making some background using the dies.

This card is a 5.5 X 4.25 and has a double layer panel. I have used the word Happy from the Diwali Dies Set and die cut many of the word Happy .

Later I colored each word using distress ink. Cut a white CS using the DCAM Border Die and then lined up the Happy works at regular Intervals.

Also used a Black inner lining for the panel. Cut a Happy word using a Gold foil for the bold look of the sentiment.

Die cut some Hearts and starts and stuck in between of the each of the words.

My Second Card is a fun one and I completely enjoyed while working on it.

I used a Water Color paper and using Distress ink colored it all through. Used the border stitched die and die cut regular strips .

later adhered all the strips one after the other on a white Card based.

Used the Cloud Border dies and dry embossed it and then die cut using the cloud border die.

Later added the Cloud die cuts at the border.
Used Lawn Fawn set for the cute elephants and the sentiments.

Added the silver start for to add a spark.

So here's how I have used the dies to create the background. Its a fun technique and all should give a try to create your own unique background using any dies that you have.

Hope you like it and do leave some love and comments :)

See you soon at the next Blog!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Its a Girl!

Hello Everyone, I am  here today with a brand new card using the DCAM Stencil and dies. Its a very cute project and I thoroughly enjoyed creating it.

So now its turn for the project. I will explain in detail how I created this.

The final card measures 5.5x5.5. It has 3 layers. First layer is made with water color background. First used the DCAM Die " Its a Girl" and placed it diagonally. Later used shades of pink distress ink for the water color effect.

Once the layer is created, tore it and distressed the edge. For the second layer Used the DCAM Stencil to create a background with texture paste. Its a pink CS and hence did not color the background. Left it white textured.

Now for the center piece. I used the DCAM square die and die cut 10 pieces. Created a stack with 8 and then used the rest two after placing the sequins.

At the bottom stamped a baby stamp on a vellum sheet from my collection to add to the theme.

This way if you make any shaker its much easier and also the sequins would not stick to the sides.
The flowers, lace, trims are all from my collection.

 Later finished the card with some candy rock glitter and white splatter

Untill Then keep crafting!
See you soon at the next blog!

Product Used

DCAM ( Dies, Sequins , Stencils, Stampoholic Nano )

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sending Hugs!

Hello friends, today I am here to share some fun cute cards I created for my DT post using the DCAM Stencils.

We all know the fun 2 steps stencil they released it and we have been seeing some amazing creation so far from all the DTs.

So for today's card below is the card set I have created using the Ocean Spray Stencils. I loved loved the way the cards have turned out.

You can visit the DCAM blog HERE to see a detailed version of this post.

I have pictorial view of how we can use the stencils and in what different ways.

This is the complete four cards that looks so cool sitting next to each other.

Do share how you find it until then keep stamping!
See you at the next blog soon !

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Happy Thanks!

Hello Friends, today I have a card for the coming thanksgiving holidays and also to celebrate fall!

I must say I had fun making this project specially with the colors and some new products that I have used.

In addition the season, the weather enables it all. There are lot of little details that I have added .

Coming to the details. Itsy Bitsy Team send me some samples of their newly launched color splash colour sprays along with stencils and some card stock.

I have used the Stencil and the color spray in this project. The sprays are absolute perfect for any surface. I have used it on canvas, water color paper ( On this Project), Neenah CS and also fabric. 

They have a clear stain effect and gives you the perfect look.

So first I took a water color paper and using the stencil I sprayed the Mocha and Lemon. Later I used the stencil and embossed with white embossing powder. And also used white texture paste to give a third layer.

This is the first time I have used 3 different medium with the stencil and it has given me the perfect look I wanted.

Now for the embellishments, I have used the Cheery Lynn Dies for the doily and also the flowers. This time the gardenia looks different :). Wanted to give a very loose and shredded look to the leaves and flowers.

Used some wooden beads to give a texture along with metal ribbon. Since its a very busy card kept the sentiment very simple.

I am playing the Cheery Lynn and Card Concept Challenge with this card hence used the fall theme as per the challenge rules.

For the leave I have fussy cut from a DCWV paper stack. Layered with 2 base card stock and finished it.

Product Used:
Dies: Cheery Lynn Gardenia Strip | English Tea Party Doily | Embellishment #3
Dies: W plus Tag Die
Color : Itsy Bitsy Color Splash Lemon and Mocha | Distress Inks
Stencil : Itsy Bitsy Leaf Stencil
Camlin Texture paste | Beads | Metal Embellishments

I am entering this in the below Challenge:

Card Concept Happy Thanksgiving #62
The bright Fall Color, flowers inspired me.

Cheery Lynn DiesAutumn Color Theme #242

If you want to try these colors or the Color Splash Range visit Here

Hope you like it and do share how you find it.
See you soon at the next blog till then Happy Coloring!

Monday, November 14, 2016


Hello Friends,

Today I have a card for the Altenew current Challenge. This is my first try with Altenew Stamps, have been wanting to trys some projects with the beautiful altenew collection.

The color theme and flower inspired me from the Challenge post.

I enjoyed thoroughly working with the stamp sets.

I wanted to give a slight touch of 3D shape to the flowers. The card measures 5.5x5.5 with 4 layers.

I stamped the magnolia flower with archival black ink onto a water color paper. Colored with distress ink and water color pencil. Used 2 layers on the flower to emboss it and have a 3D effect.

Shaped the petals with the embossing tools. For the base of the card, I used a neutral shade pattern paper onto I stamped Magnolia with Distress ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Later with yellow pencil color I added light shade to the flower buds and petal. 

On a white card based used a orange mesh to create the back onto which I put the background stamped layer.

Used a spell binder and DCAM die to create the frame.Fussy cut the flower and arranged it with a tulle bow and some cotton twines.

White embossed the sentiment on a black CS and finished with some enamel dots and white splatter of gesso.

Product Used

Altenew : Magnolia for you Stamp Set
Spellbinder : Nestabilities Decorative Die
DCAM : Basic Square Die
Distress Ink | Water Color Pencil

I have used the yellow, red and green shade for my card along with the flower as the focal element,

Do share how you like it.

See you soon at the next blog until then happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Hello Friends, while welcoming Autumn I have a very beautiful card today. I loved loved loved making this card and the way it has turned out.

This card is mainly my DT post for Happy Little Stamper " Anything with Dies" however I have used the Card Concept Color and Picture theme and Cheery Lynn Weekly Theme to create the card.

I am eagerly waiting to hear how you liked it so here we go.

So I made these Gardenia using Cheery Lynn Dies and wanted to use for any of my project.

Little Close up of the arrangement on the actual Card.

And Finally the complete project.

So a lot new techniques I implemented in this card of mine. I used a slight tint of white paints and splatter on the card.
Lace and twines to embellish it more. Later the pearls add the perfect touch to complete the card.

Supplied Used

Cheery Lynn Die : Gardenia
Spellbinder : Circle | Tag
HC : Leaves
Inks: Archival | Distress Ink
Paper Pad : Prima
Stamp : JustRite

I wanted to play the weekly challenge for Cheery Lynn hence used the sentiments Thanks.

Also for the color combination and rose, I get inspired by the Card Concept Challenge.

I was inspired by the Pink and Gray combination and also the rose along with the lace. I have kept the same combination in my card also with the rose adding the focal. 

I am submitting this in the below challenges:

Hope you like my post and do share your comments!
See you soon at the next blog!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

DCAM Stencils Blog Hop - Piyanki

Hello my friends and fellow Crafters. Welcome to my first DT post for Die Cuts and More (DCAM). I am thrilled and excited to be a part of the amazing design team. 

DCAM is releasing their stencils and today we start with a blog hop where you can visit each one of us to see the array of beautiful product line DCAM has in store for you.

Each of the designer has added their magic to the products you would come across.

 I have 2 projects for you to start my journey with the amazing team. So without much further chatting I would like to introduce you to my projects.

Project 1:

With festivals around its a must we have something creative for our friends and family. A handmade card paired with all the gifts would be the perfect gifting solution.

I have used the Ocean Spray Stencil from the new launch for both my card however in two different technique.

For the first project I masked regular intervals and then used distress ink to use the stencil. Also used the Diwali Die Set for the focal. Used a gold foil sheet and die cut the Diwali Diya Die.

You can see another of my card here where I have used the " Happy Diwali" sentiment from the same set.

Project 2:

In my second project I have used the complete stencil to create a background. With the help of distress ink I created the center.

Used handmade flowers and leaves to add as embellishments . 

Used some Neenah White CS for the card base for both the products.

DCAM has launched the new product line as STENCILS. Hop along and you may witness the best creation so far with the stencils and Dies.

You can visit the website here to order your favorite stencil. Now lets hop along.....

And now to the PRIZES.....

As we are an International Team, representing an International company we will have 2 winners. One winner will be chosen from India, and one will be an International winner. Winner will receive 1 Double Stencil set and 1 Single Stencil, from our new collection. All you have to do is make sure to hop along and comment on each DT members blog as well as the company blog. Follow our Facebook Group for an extra chance to win, please make sure to leave a comment there as well so we know you are there. Blog hop ends October 18 at Midnight EST. Winner's will be announced on October 19

Thank you so much for hopping along with us and have a great day. Please follow DCAM and the team on various social media platforms.

You can find us :

Thank you for visiting today.
See you soon at the next Blog!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Diwali

Hello my friends! With the festivals around its time I work on the some bright colors. For my DT post for Happy Little Stamper I am bringing you all a very simple yet gold loaded card.

I have used simple dies for this card. Used distress ink to create the square background. Used a Hero wooden block stamp and heat embossed with gold.

For my international readers, its the festival of Light which we say " Diwali ". My card for today is for Diwali.

The dies are from DCAM" Die Cuts and More".

Hope you like it.

Will be back with more soon!

I am also entering this card in

Friday, September 30, 2016

Spiced Treat - Bottle Art

hello friends, standing on the last day of the month I have a quick post on another bottle that I upcycled. This one is a little different.

I have used an old bottle, used hot water to remove the label. Later I used gesso to apply a base coat.

Used 4-5 color twines to wrap around the bottle. You can use normal glue/tacky glue for the same.

Below is the look it has.

I wanted something for the kitchen or the dinning space and hence used coffee beans, cloves and some spice from my kitchen inventory.

Used Prima flower and black pepper for the buds. Later I used star anese to add the last line.

Trust me it was such a fun project and I loved making this.

Hope you all like it. I have loads of stuff coming soon so stay tunes.

Oh yes and do participate in the giveaway here to have loads of embellishments for your kitty.

Below is the giveaway prize, dont forget to subscribe.

XOXO, see you at the next blog!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bottle Decor

Hello Crafty peeps, hope this finds you in good health. We are already in the last leg of the month and I am excited I have a giveaway going on in my blog!

This is the first time I am trying my hands in decorating a used bottle to use as a home decor. My sister helped me wrap the twines and I have many left bottles already wrapped by the way :).

So here's the first look.

I have used jute twines to wrap the bottle. Used Heartfelt Creation Botanical Rose die for the flower ( which I cant do without ) :) :) :).

Later I used some Lace to make the bow. for the based on which I used twigs and flowers to decorate.

The brads that I have used for my flowers are 3 years old and finally I got to use them. :)

I am loving the way it has turned out and I am out to make some more so coming more soon.

Hope you like, do share your comments.

Yes to celebrate the success of my page, my little craft endeavor I wanted to thank each one of you for their support and appreciation. Please visit HERE to enter the giveaway. And thank you all who already commented and entered the giveaway.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Thank You note + New Craft + Giveaway

I have been planning for this giveaway for a long time now however never really got to plan and structure it.

So whats this giveaway for, well for lot of reasons.

First and foremost its just a way I thought I would thank all of you for liking my work, appreciating my projects, making me a winner in challenges or listing in top three or just a " like" for my work.

My handmade Store " Its Simply Handmade" is good 2 years now. We do not have any online website as such however mostly its through exhibition that we hold or facebook , email, friends and family. We have successfully exhibited in 2 big forums where our products have been liked a lot.

I love to create and so each one of you who has made the tiniest purchase gave me the reason to create more.

Second, my sister has finally joined my crafting venture with her handmade jewellery product line and her work is been appreciated a lot for which I want to thank each one of you for your presence.

Hence, I want to express my thanks by sharing some of my favourites with you in the form of this GIVEAWAY.

Honestly I have not priced it hence I would not know whats the worth of these little goodies however I have added little of everything. The Giveaway bag will contain:

- Satin Flower bunches
- Foam Flowers
- Silver Leaves
- Felt Leaves
- Metal Embellishments
- Wooden Baby Theme Embellishments
- Mini Journal Cards from Kaisercrafts
- Peek a boo Mini Stamps
- Washi Tapes
- Foam Star Stickers
- Last but not the least I will add one of my Handmade Gift :) :) :)

This Giveaway is open to all and in order to enter the Giveaway :

1. Like my page Here and share it on your page to help others know.

2. Subscribe to my blog Here

3. Follow me in Instagram Here

Once you have done all three, please leave a comment here below this blog! I will choose a random winner from  the comments on this blog.

The Giveaway will close on 15 October post which I will announce the winner on my blog and facebook page.

So lets get the ball rolling, I am very excited since its my giveaway and once again want to thank each one of you out there!

See you soon at the next blog!

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Hello Everyone, hope this finds you in your crafty space. Today I have a very simply card to share however I had fun creating this one.

I love water coloring and specially since I have found the perfect papers for water coloring.

  • Today I used a Peek-a-boo stamp set and used one of the flower bunch to water color.
  • I stamped it three times with Archival black ink and colored using luna water color pencils.
  • Later I fussy cut all three stamped images. I also made some extra leaves to add dimension.
  • Used a Neenah Solar CS for my card base and using distress ink made a background using another stamp from the same collection.
  • In order to add a sentiment I used a Die-namics die " Hugs" which comes  within a heart. I chipped off the border and used the word only.

So here we go with the card below.

Hope you like it and do leave some comments.

I am entering the card in the below challenges:

See you soon at the next Blog!