Friday, October 24, 2014

Pretty Pink Posh collaborates with Winnie & Walter for a blog hop!

Hey Folks

When two of my favourite companies collaborate, it is JOY, FUN and FIREWORKS. YES? Today's blog hop is that. Pretty Pink Posh has collaborated with Winnie & Walter to bring you this Inspiration Blog Hop. Welcome.

You should have come from the talented and gorgeous Amy Kolling's blog. Don't worry if this is your first stop. I will give you the list of designers participating in this blog hop later in the post.

Today I have a shaker card to share. This card uses some new products from Pretty Pink Posh and also some soon to be released fantastic holiday stamp sets from Winnie & Walter. Yay!

Here is my shaker card.

Merry christmas shaker card1

I have done watercolouring to get night look, then stamped the birch trees from soon to be released stamp set from Winnie & Walter in black. The reindeer also soon to be released stamp from Winnie & Walter is stamped and hand cut out and foam mounted. The sentiment is also from a soon to be released stamp set from Winnie & Walter. There is a big release coming very soon :)
The shaker box has sequins from Winter Snow Mix sequins and 6mm and 4mm Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The colours coordinate perfectly with the background. I LOVE the silver snowflakes sequins in the Winter Snow Mix. Gorgeous sequins.
I framed the shaker box with silver frame diecut out of two consecutive rectangle dies from MFT.

Merry Christmas flat

This closeup photo shows the watercolour layers which adds depth to the background.

Merry Christmas close up

I absolutely love products from both Winnie & Walter and Pretty Pink Posh. Put together, they are like perfect match. Agree?
Your next stop is to the gorgeous and super talented Heather Pulvirenti's blog.
Here is the list of design team members from both the teams participating in the hop.

There is no hop without fabulous prizes.There are two prize packs to be won. One from Pretty Pink Posh and one from Winnie & Walter. So make sure you leave comment on all the blogs along the way. Winners will be pick randomly from any of the blog.Comments close by 11.59PM PDT on the 27th of October 2014.

Happy Hopping!
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Very Trendy Holiday Class 2.0

Attention folks,

 If you are looking for some trendy inspirations to make your holiday cards, then this class is a must. I am proud to say that I have a few cards and tags in the class. Plus there are some really talented designers have their holidays cards in the class too. So check it out yourself!

This class is open to StampNation members on Wednesday October 22nd with a $10 off coupon code. If you are not a member Click here to get started.

Don't worry if you not a member, doors are open for everybody on Thursday October 23rd at 1PM EDT. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter list for first notification.

We aren’t ready to tell you all about the class just yet, but here is a peek at some of what is happening in there-
With FIFTEEN video tutorials, written tutorials and more than 50 samples to inspire you, this class will have you running to grab your ink and stamps and get started right now on this year’s holiday cards.

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:

  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!

This class features projects top designers in the industry: Catherine Pooler, Maureen MerrittKristie GouletHeather NorthGayatri Murali (this is me!), Virginia LuAllison CopeJean Manis, Tracey McNeely and Kristy Dalman.

Cannot wait to see you there!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hey folks,

Bringing you the new Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Don't you love that head piece? That is my inspiration from the graphics along with the colour combination. Here is my card for the challenge.

Merry Christmas reindeer card

I stamped my card front with Simon Says Stamp's Wide Striped Background in black. Then to add some sparkle, I used my scor tape to adhere on the black stripes leaving a tiny border on either side. I used glitter on my sticky tape and burnished it with my fingers. Tapped and brushed off the excess. I then die cut this stag from Essentials from Ellen about 5 times from red card stock. Stacked and glued them. Adhere them over bunched up thread. The greetings is from Clearly Besotted which I stamped in red pigment ink. Here is a closeup.

Merry christmas reindeer card clsoeup1

Check out more inspirations from design teams at Runway Inspired challenge blog. Now it is your turn! Come and play along.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Diwali Blog Hop 2014

Hello dear friends,

Welcome to Diwali Bloghop 2014. This is the second year I am participating in the Diwali Blog Hop organised by Chaitali Narla


Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in India. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil by lighting up lots of lights on the darkest night. The mythology of Diwali varies from region to region in India. But essentially we all celebrate the victory of good.

Anyway, you should have come from Chaitali's blog. But if this is your first visit, then don't worry I will give you a list of participant of this hop later in the post.

Here is my card for Diwali

Celebrate 1

I have combined a few different stamp sets and dies to create my card for Diwali. I recreated a diya (an oil lamp) using the paisley dies from Reverse Confetti. The stamp sets are from Wplus9. Embellished using gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well as the scallop die. The sentiment die is from MFT. I made a few more to send out to the girls.

Celebrate flat

For past two weekend, we have been inviting guest home as part of Diwali celebrations, going to Diwali fairs and community celebrations. So much fun and food. This Thursday is the actual Diwali day. It is going to be awesome with feast, new Indian Clothes, sharing sweets and wishes. I miss the celebrations at home, lighting up firecrackers, meeting family and friends. The atmosphere is so different. Nevertheless, we will still celebrate as much as we can here :)

You next stop is to the gorgeous and so talented Mayuri.
Here is the full blog hop list.

Gayatri (this is me!)

Happy Diwali everybody!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christmas card series - Set II

Hello my dear friends,

Welcome to my second card set in my Christmas card series. Here is my first card set of the series. If this is the first time you are here, my Christmas card series typically features a card set which is easy to make so you can mass produce. I will have a slideshow tutorial and some photos of the cards in my post. This series is once a week series posted on weekend mostly on Saturday. I live in Western Australia so I am ahead of your time unless you live in eastern Australia or New Zealand.

For my second card set, I am leaning towards trendy style again with gold and silver. I am in love with the Leaping Reindeer die from Penny Black. It is so elegant.  I am going to use the reindeer die and some more die cuts, layer them with a sentiment to make my cards.
I have four cards in my set today. They are similar NOT same.
Here is my first card.

Black stripes

Here is my slideshow tutorial.

I leave you with photos of the rest of the cards in the set,

Gold stripes

Gold diagonal stripes

Black diagonal stripes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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