Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gift basket

Hello again.

(Hold on to your hats, this is a looong post ;)

Today I would like to share a basket I made up for our schools silent auction.  Every year we have a fun fair and each class picks a theme to create a basket that gets put up for auction.  The money goes towards paying for performances and purchasing technological items the school needs etc....
 This year one of the baskets theme was gift cards.  Since I am responsible for the baskets, I decided to add greeting cards. Most people give gift cards as gifts and they are usually accompanied by a greeting card.  Also, I wanted to add to the value of the basket, in the hopes of it fetching more money ;) (which, I am happy to say, it did!)

Anyway, enough is the basket:

There were $100 worth of gift cards to various stores. Here's a closer look at the cards inside the basket:

For this shaker card I used Peerless water color sheets. I love how transparent yet vibrant these water colors are.  I created the frame with some white woodgrain card stock. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's "make a wish" set, and is stamped with versafine onyx black.

Here's a look at the inside of the card:

Next up, I have a super cute dino card. 

I simply adore this Clearly Besotted "Dino - Mite" set.  They are so much fun to color.  This one was pretty simple. I stamped and masked the dino. Next I inked the background to create the grass and sky with some distress inks. I colored him in with copic markers and stamped the sentiment with versafine onyx black ink.  I popped the panel onto a white card base and added some enamel dots for a pop of color to finish it all off.

My next card uses some flower images from Altenews "Floral Motifs":

First, I stamped and masked the flowers. I colored them in with copic markers. Next I stamped the sentiment and glued the panel onto a piece of charcoal grey card stock which was then popped onto a white card base.  I added some wink of stella shimmer to the flowers for more interest.

Lastly, I have a card that has a bit of a story...

The background for this card was created at a girls crafty play day that we have every couple of months. For this particular date we all had to design a card for everyone to make. The lovely Ardyth designed a gorgeous card with an inked background. Well.... I inked my background, but messed up the front of the card. So I decided to save the inky part and used my lil inkers stitched mats to cut a square. When we were at  Ardyths pllace I saw this sentiment die she had and just loved it, so cut a few for myself to use.  ( I have no idea who it is from. )  I inked it up with versamark ink and then added some wow embossing powder in sliver pearl.  I glued it to the front of the inked panel and attached it to a white base. 

Well....that is it from me. If you reached the end....I thank you sincerely ;) 
I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and Iam hoping to have more to share tomorrow. 
Peace and love.
Tasha :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

11 years old!

I can't believe my oldest boy is 11 years old today.  Where does the time go? 
I thought I would pop in to share the birthday invitations I made for his party next week.  These were so much fun to make.

As I'm sure you can tell, we are having a hunger games themed party.  I created these in my Silhouette software, and then printed them onto light grey cardstock.  The target and sentiment on the left are from Mama Elephant, and heat embossed with Wow EP in silver pearl. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Tasha :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

PPP watercolor hop

Good Morning!
Boy it has been ages since my last post.  Not that I have not been making cards. I have been super busy with lots of crafty projects. Hopefully I will share them in the next few days.
But for today I am here to share a card for the Pretty pink Posh watercolor card blog hop.

This card was inspired by this pin I found on Pinterest:

I just loved the colors and contrast of the black and ivory with the bright colors. 

I Started by stamping and heat embossing the flowers and border from Atlenews 'Floral motifs' and 'Henna Elements' stamp sets on to Strathmore 140LB watercolor paper.  I used Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to color it all in. Next I ironed off the embossing and stamped my sentiment using black Momento tuxedo black ink. This was then foam mounted on to the background panel. The background uses  MFT's  'Pin stripe' background stamp that is heat embossed onto black card stock with wow silver pearl EP.   To finish this card off I added some rain dots and mounted it onto a Gina k 120LB white card base. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Thanks for stopping by.
Natasha :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

More Eid cards

Good morning, on this cool and rainy morning. ;)

Today I thought I would share the rest of the Eid cards I made to give to Family this past weekend.  I have never given Eid cards before and loved that I managed to make some to give my Family. I wish I had been able to make more so that I could have given everyone, but I guess I will just have to plan ahead in future.
I have three cards to share with you. I thought I would share them all in one post. So here goes:
Card #1

For this card I stamped and heat embossed a 4.25X5.5 inch piece of white card stock with the border stamp from Altenews 'Henna Elements' set with Wow EP in pearl gold.  I sponged on distress inks in Ripe persimmon and Spiced Marmalade. I then used a die from the Lil inkers 'Anytime tags' die set. Next I stamped and colored the flower and leaves form the same Altenew set with copic markers. I fussy fut them out and mounted it onto the arch panel. I adhered this to an A2 card made form some SSS wood grain paper.  The sentiment was stamped onto a wood veneer paper with stazon and attached to the front of the card.

Card #2
For this card I used a PTI background stamp for the base of the card. I heat embossed it with the gold pearl Wow EP.  I used the same EP for the image and sentiment.  I used the Lil inkers stitched rectangle mat dies to cut the front panel and mounted that onto some matt gold card stock. I then popped this onto the front of the card base with foam tape. Lastly, I added some gold sequence to finish it all off.

Card #3
 And lastly, for this card I used the same EP to create the background. I then used Distress inks in ripe persimmon, festive berries, barn door and fired brick over the EP to create the red piece.  I mounted this panel on an angle over a gold panel of card stock that I heat embossed the sentiment on with some black EP. 

TThat's it form me, for today.
I hope you enjoyed my cards.
Thanks for stopping by.
Natasha :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blue Eid card

Hi there.
I am back today (yes! I know! two cards in two days! Awesome, right? ;)) with another Eid card.
I am having so much fun with my Altenew products, they are so perfect for Eid cards. I have a ton of ideas swarming round in my head that I can't wait to make up.
Anyway, lets get on to todays card, shall we?

This card was inspired by Indian fashion. I think I have mentioned my love for colour a few times, and well hey, you just need to look at the name of my blog to know that I'm serious ;)  So for this card I got inky!  I started by cutting and scoring my Gina K 120LB card stock so it would open in the front. Next I masked off the back and stamped and heat embossed the two front panels with images from the "Henna Elements" stamps set from Altenew. I used wow embossing powder in pearl gold, I absolutely LOVE this EP, I have been looking for a bright gold EP for ages!  And now I finally have it.  When that was done I pulled out my distress inks and got inky with tumbled glass, peacock feathers, salty ocean and chipped sapphire. Next I heat embossed the Eid greeting, from the "Eid greetings" set, on the inside and inked that up too.
Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Well that's it from me for today.  I hope you had a fun visit.

Tasha :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Watercolor Eid card

Hello again.
I am very excited to share with you my very first Eid card.  A few months back Altenew released two stamps sets geared towards Muslim celebrations. Of course,I HAD to have them. With summer and my kids going back to school however, I did not get much time to make anything with them. So since Eid is coming up in a couple of weeks I wanted to make a few cards to share with Family and friends.
Here's my first Eid card ever ;):
I am absolutely in love with the whole watercolor trend thats so popular right now. Anything that promotes or showcases a gradient effect is super cool in my world ;) 
So, I started by die cutting the arch (from Lil inkers) from Strathmore 140LB watercolor paper. I then stamped the image onto the panel with some distress ink in antique linen, just as a guide. I then went to work coloring it all in with some Peerless watercolor paper sheets. When that was dry I stamped my sentiment.
For the base I used some PTI soft stone card stock and I die cut the Wplus 9 lattice frame from Neenah solar white. I glued that to the front of the card base and then popped up the focal image with foam tape.  Lastly, to finish it all off I added some rain drops and a star.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my card for today :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rainbow Thanks

A  couple of months ago I had the pleasure of meeting a few crafty gals that I have met online but not in person. (Ardyth, Tracey and Emily) I am sure these superstars need no intro from me! They are super talented and oh so delightful!
Well.....I am sure you can imagine, not a lot of crafting happened. BUT that was just fine, we did all borrow stuff and die cut items from each others stash, so we all left with stuff we did not have before.
Ardyth was kind enough to let me keep a couple of her stamp sets to play with, and I just had to make her a thank you card for when I returned it.  Now, I did not use any of the stamps she loaned me :b , but I did use some die cuts I got from Tracey.  

I started with some glossy cardstock and alcohol inks to create the rainbow background. Next I die cut the triangle panel, from Hero Arts, and adhered it over the rainbow BG.  The thanks die is from PTI and is one of the die cuts I used from Tracey's stash.  I had only cut white so I colored it in with a copic marker.  I adhered it to the Lil inkers diagonal strip (also from Tracey)  and popped it up onto the panel with foam tape. I finished it all off with some enamel dots.
And that was pretty much it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Natasha :)

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