Thursday, 17 February 2022

3C Bloghop/Instahop Winner Announcement and a Card

 Hello there,

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my card in my previous post. Reading all your comments made me so, so happy. 

I apologize for a delay in announcing the winner of the blog/instahop. The winner was randomly chosen amongst all those who commented on my blog post or my Instagramthe post. 

The winner is Cathy of Markers, Ink and Paper blog  Congratulations and thanks for your participation, Cathy. Please send an email to me at jasleen.sam@gmail.com and I'll help you claim your $25 Gift Card from Colorado Craft Company. :)

And now over to the card that I made using Kris Lauren-Sleeping Mouse Mini stamp. This little fellow has my heart.


I coloured this adorable image using Daniel Smith watercolours on Arches paper (300 gsm, 100% cotton).

I hope you have a crafty week ahead!:)

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Bloghop| Colorado Craft Company meets Kris Lauren| Pop-up Scene Card

 Hello everyone,

Welcome to the February new release blog and instagram hop from Colorado Craft Company. I'm delighted to have been invited to be a part of new product reveal as well as a fun hop. And how can a reveal be complete without a fun giveaway! :) Please read my complete post to know all the details.



If you are a lover of cute, fairy-tale-like images, or if you love creating sweet cards using adorable critter and floral images, you'd love the new line of products released by Colorado Craft Company (3Cs). For this release, the 3Cs have teamed up with the talented illustrator, Kris Lauren, owner of Pretty Little Lies (you can check her out at 
www.prettylittlelines.com and see what lovely things she loves to draw).

To celebrate their new release, the 3Cs are giving away a gift card each worth $25 to the winners chosen at each of the blog/insta hop stops. 

Are you excited to join in? :)


My Card:


Front-side of the Card

Card on the inside


I made a Pop-up scene window card using KrisLauren~Mouse House 4 x 6 Clear Stamp and co-ordinating Die set. The images are truly heart-melting and so adorable. I stamped the images on Baohong watercolour paper (cold-pressed, 100% cotton) and coloured those using Daniel Smith watercolours. My idea was to use these images to create an interesting card that would make a child happy. I decided to make a pop-up scene card following this tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. If you have been following my work, you may be aware that I hardly make interactive or pop-up cards. Not that I don’t like them; infact, I LOVE  such cards. My 10 yo and 3 yo daughters are huge admirers of such cards. But such cards take time, especially when you have to fussy cut each image. Thanks to the coordinating die set, assembling this card was way quicker and easier than the previously attempted interactive cards.


Closer view


Giveaway:

I would be randomly choosing a winner from a collection of commentators on this blog post and my Instagram post (@eternallygreetful) who would be winning a $25.00 Gift Card to Colorado Craft Company's store. There are  some amazing  designers participating in this hop, and to increase your chances of winning, leave a comment on their blogs as well as instagram posts. Entries will be accepted until midnight mountain time on all social media on the 14th of February, 2022 (12:30 PM, IST).

You can find me on instagram here: @eternallygreetful


Hop List:

Here's a list of the fabulous artists joining me for this hop and giveaway:


Adrienne Kennedy CCC

Amber Rain Davis

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Young

Angelica Conrad

Bibi Cameron

Caly Person

Daniel Diaz

Daniel West

Donna Hitz

Emily Midgett

Jasleen Kaur

Jenn Gross

Jenn Shurkus

Jennifer Kotas

Jessica Frost Ballas

Kassi Hulet

Kelly Griglione

Nichol Spohr

Instagram:

Traci Jenkins

Joe Sysavath



Sunday, 3 October 2021

October Release | Blog and Instagram Hop with Colorado Craft Company


 Welcome to the October new release blog and instagram hop from Colorado Craft Company. I'm delighted to have been invited to be a part of new product reveal as well as a fun hop. And how can a reveal be complete without a fun giveaway! :) Please read my complete post to know all the details.





Let me share what I have made using the new release, which includes Thanksgiving- and Halloween-themed stamps. I made a couple of Thankgiving cards, and a tag, with the beautiful sentiments as the focal point. I've featured the stamp set namely Savvy Sentiments ~ Gratitude Slimline



I found all the sentiments very meaningful and heart-warming; that's why I decided to make these the hero of my cards and the tag.

Card #1:


My first card is pretty quick and easy to make. I started off by a watercoloured wash over an 8 by 3 inch panel of Arches watercolor paper (100 % cotton, cold-pressed) using fall colours from Whitenights watercolour set. After letting it dry, I stamped of the sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink. Mounted the panel on a Sizzix textured pastel card stock in as a base (measuring 8.5 by 3.5 inches). This is one of those easy-to-mass-produce cards.


Card #2:


The second card features a beautiful sentiment from the same stamp set, which was gold-embossed with Ranger's embossing powder. The tiny acorns were watercoloured using Whitenights Watercolours. The background panel was made by free-hand watercolouring of some leaves and berries to give the card an autumnal feel. If you enjoy free-hand watercolouring like me, you can try any free-hand patterns such as tiny pumpkins, maple leaves, or mushrooms in the background, paired with a nice, meaningful sentiment.


Tag:


This one was a last-minute plan and I love it when last-minute plans turn out beautiful. :) I had a few tag diecuts in my stash and I decided to put one of those to good use by painting some loose hearts in fall colours and pairing it with a similarly diecut vellum tag with the gold-embossed sentiment over it. Don't you think vellum and gold look elegant together, especially when accompanied by some watercolour ;)


I hope my projects inspire you to create something quick, simple, and pretty. I would love to hear your feedback. :)


Giveaway:

Colorado Craft Company would be randomly choosing 9 winners who would be getting one stamp set each of their choice. To participate in this giveaway, please leave a comment here to win a stamp set of your choice. There are  some amazing  designers participating in this hop, and to increase your chances of winning, leave a comment on their blogs as well as instagram posts. You have until midnight mountain time, Wednesday, October 6. 

You can find me on instagram here: @eternallygreetful


Hop List:

Here's a list of the fabulous artists joining me for this hop and giveaway:




Check out the entire line-up of newly released stamps and dies here:



Disclaimer: Please know, I have an affiliate relationship with some of the companies and the product links found on this blog. I love the products that I use and find joy in creating with them. I will occasionally try out a new product and will give you my honest opinion.  If you purchase products from these links, I will receive a small portion of your purchase at no additional cost to you.  I appreciate and thank you for your support.



Some cards with Colorado Craft Company-- September release

I was super happy when I received an email from the kind folks at Colorado Craft Company inviting me to create projects using their products. They loved the cards I had made previously using their stamps (you can view those HERE and HERE) and it is very generous of them to send me their entire product line of stamps and dies from the September release. I absolutely love their adorable stamps with co-ordinating dies. I'm sharing a few cards I made in the past few days using these. 

Card #1:





Card #2:



Card #3:




Supplies used: