Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Hello everyone!!!!
I am one of the stops today, i.e. the 6th day of  the Advent Calendar Extravaganza by the totally awesome Taheerah Atchia!
So excited and absolutely honoured to be part of this event again!
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!


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 Altenew 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! 

I made two cards for this event. Here is my first card:

Altenew Peony Bouquet pencil colored for Advent Calendar with Taheerah Atchia

For both my cards I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set.
Here I used masking to create a floral border. I coloured the flowers using white Faber Castell classic pencil and a white gel pen.
The word "merry" is cut using Silhouette and I glittered the alphas to add the christmasy touch.

And my next card is a shaker card!


Altenew Peony Bouquet watercolored using distress inks for Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

This one looks a lot like the one I made last year for Advent Calendar Extravaganza but I really wanted to make a typical red and gold Christmas card this time too and followed the inspiration graphic by Altenew. Here I have watercoloured the flowers using distress inks and added black paint splatters to the background.




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!


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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Guest Designing at MUDRA




Hello everyone!
I am guest designing over at Mudra stamps and I have three monster cards to share with you.
Please stop by my post HERE to check them out!
Thanks!
- Erum

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Papericious: Mi Estilo



Hi there!
I have a card to share with you all over at the Papericious blog. 
You can check it out HERE.
Thanks for stopping by.
- Erum



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ruby's Bridal Shower Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
If you just happen to stop by my  blog, know that today we are celebrating our friend Ruby's bridal shower papercrafter style!! YAY!!
Amy has been planning this for some time now and I hope Ruby you are enjoying the hop (along with everyone else).

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, watercolored using distress inks

Here is what I made for Ruby using the inspiration photo below:



Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, watercolored using distress inks

I have used Altenew's Beautiful Day stamp set, I know Ruby loves Altenew! That is how we met on Instagram, via the Altenew hashtag! She made these incredible watercolored cards, I can never forget them!
I wish you lots of luck and good wishes for your future and hope you find your perfect mattress :p
Love you!
For my card I have used distress inks to watercolor the flowers and leaves which are gold heat embossed. Fussy cut them out, layered the pieces on top of some more stamping.
Everything is gold heat embossed (except for the sentiment) if you cant tell.

Whats a hop without some prizes eh?
Winners will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop!  Commenting will close on Saturday, October 22 at 11:59 pm pacific.  Winners will be posted on Amy's blog on Sunday, October 23rd.

Our lovely sponsors:

Mama Elephant $25 Gift Card
Winnie & Walter $30 Gift Card
Kennedy Grace Creations $20 Gift Card

Next stop on the hop is the totally amazing Taheera Atchia

Here is the hop list:


Erum Tasneem (this is me!)





Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Papericious - Wall Art




I have a post over at Papericious today. Hope you can hop on over there and have a look!
hugs and love,
Erum

Monday, October 10, 2016

Papericious - Add Some Fabric



The roses are handmade. The paper, sequins and jute twine by Papericious. Stamp by Altenew

Hello everyone!
Today is my first post for Papericious! This month's challenge is to use Fabric in your creation.
Here is what I made.

The roses are handmade. The paper, sequins and jute twine by Papericious. Stamp by Altenew

The paper, sequins and jute twine that I have used on my card are from The Wedding kit.
The two main, big roses are handmade from scratch.


The roses are handmade. The paper, sequins and jute twine by Papericious. Stamp by Altenew

I have used quite a lot of fabric, both in form of twine, thread and net. Also added a lot of texture using gesso, texture paste and glitter.
Sentiment is by Altenew.
Dies by Memory Box, Cheery Lynn Designs and Provocraft.

I hope you like it. Join us at Papericious blog to see what Ujjwal has cooked up.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Celebrate!



Altenew Inspiration Challenge, using Hennah Elements and Label Love. Colored using Faber Castell Classic pencils.


Hey everyone!
When I saw the inspiration palette for this month's Altenew challenge I was a bit hesitant. 
These colours, together, are a bit out of my comfort zone.
This card is my second try. The first try was a total failure.


Altenew Inspiration Challenge, using Hennah Elements and Label Love. Colored using Faber Castell Classic pencils.

I hope you like this, I made this for a friend. I tried to keep it simple and have a lot of white space to balance the vibrant colours, but of course I HAD to add paint splatters. Added a lot of dimension to the flowers, looks like this one will have to mailed out in a box!
I have used Hennah Elements plus Label Love.
Coloured the stamp using Faber Castell classic pencils. Added a bit of glossy accent on the flower centers, a few enamel dots and sequins to add the bling factor.

Thats it from my side! 
Stop by my Instagram, I post quite regularly there!
love and hugs,
Erum










Friday, August 12, 2016

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge



Hello everyone!
I hope you already saw my cards over at Ruby's blog. I was invited last week to be part of "Guesting with Ruby Naz".
These cards are based on Altenew's August inspiration challenge.


altenew magnolias for her plus golden garden stamp set pencil colored. Die by Papertrey Ink

altenew magnolias for her plus golden garden stamp set pencil colored. Die by Papertrey Ink

altenew magnolias for her plus golden garden stamp set pencil colored. Die by Papertrey Ink

Details on how I made them are over at Ruby's blog!


 






Guesting with Ruby



How cool is this?
I am over Ruby's blog today - what an honour to be invited by the super talented Ruby herself.
I have a little interview there and a couple of cards to share with you.
I hope you will leave me some love there!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rustic



Sentiment by Altenew, Dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs, Stencil by Tim Holtz

Helllloo!!
I saw this gorgeous moodboard over at Artful Crafting and thought I'd play along.
The colours are SO not up my alley. I would've just used a couple of shades provided (preferably the greys and blue) and created a monochromatic card. BUT I wanted to challenge myself and stuck to the colours shown.


Sentiment by Altenew, Dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs,Stencil by Tim Holtz

The big rose is handmade. The other three roses I dyed using distress inks.
The moodboard photo is so rustic and grungy, I wanted my card to have the same look
Applied tons of gesso and texture paste, also used Tim Holtz layering stencil to add design.
I also added a lot of stamping on the background but you cant really see that in photos because of the splatters.
Sentiment by Altenew, dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs.
Tons of sparkle on this card, closeup below.

Sentiment by Altenew, Dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs, Stencil by Tim Holtz

Added a couple of sequins and I was done. 
I hope you like it. I was very apprehensive, I didn't want to add the rusty lattice, I was itching to add a white one instead but I stopped myself. I think it doesn't look too bad, it actually works, separates the floral arrangement from the background!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Up!





It's been a while! Thought I'd play along this week's Retro Sketch.
Coloured this image a while back using Faber Castell classic pencils.
I am loving the happy feel of this shaker card!
Hope you guys are well.
Thats it from my side.
xx
Erum




Friday, April 29, 2016

Shades of Blue, Touch of Gold



April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

Hello everyone!
I really wanted to link up at Virginia's linky party so I decided to combine a couple of challenges together. My inspiration comes from the fabulous card by Joyce Mehrberg, caseing her card (linked at the bottom of this post) for Happy Little Stampers CASE the designer challenge.
And this is my first time playing the Altenew Inspiration Challenge!
You should definitely check out the gorgeous entries!



Here are my cards separately.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

This is a one layer card. I waterclored the flowers from the Altenew Wild Hibiscus set. I glued the fussy cut flowers and leaves giving different dimension to all pieces , added some stamping on the background using Golden Garden set, the sentiment is from the Painted Butterflies set. 
My flower centers are very tiny sequins.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

For this card, I followed the last week sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and followed the same pattern as in the previous card, as in fussy cut flowers and stamping on the base.
Stamps used here are from Altenew's Wild Hibiscus, Golden Garden and Label Love.
I don't know if it's visible but there is a gold foil cardstock strip right above the black and white diagonal strip (which I created myself using a black marker).

Here are a couple of closeups.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies


April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

Here is the BTS pic I shared on my Instagram a couple of days back.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies


That's all from my side. I hope you like both the cards!
Thank you for inquiring about my mum folks, she is doing better now - not 100% but better.
Love and hugs everyone!

- Erum


 


Challenges: Altenew inspiration challenge, Simon says stamp, Virgina's View, Case the designer

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bright Florals



Newton's Nook Designs sunflower, colored using Faber castell pencils and Crayola markers. Stamp by Simon Says Stamp.


Hello everyone!
It's pretty hot here and I have been sitting in one place and coloring tons of images.
For my card today I followed the theme at Simon Says Flickr challenge "Ink Blending" and used Newton's Nook Designs sunflower digi for my card.


Newton's Nook Designs sunflower, colored using Faber castell pencils and Crayola markers. Stamp by Simon Says Stamp.


I wanted an ombre background and really bright flowers on my card. For the background I used distress ink and to color the flowers I used Faber Castell pencils and Crayola markers.
I drew the leaves myself, the card was looking very bare without them. Applied some glossy accent on the ladybug, added a few sequins and I was done!
The sentiment stamp is by Simon Says Stamp.






Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hello again!



heat embossed Altenew painted flowers, colored using faber castell pencils. Die by Papertry Ink


Hello everyone!
It's been a few months since I last posted. My mom wasn't very well and it was just very messy at my end.
I stepped down from one of my DTs, the other, Lia Stampz, discontinued the challenges and Sentimental Sundays is on a long hiatus till Calypso finishes her studies (you go girl!)
This is the first time in years I am not part of a design team and gosh it feels very weird. I took some time off but I am trying to get back to blogging regularly. 
So here is what I made, just for the sake of creating SOMETHING! 


heat embossed Altenew painted flowers, colored using faber castell pencils. Die by Papertry Ink

The die is by Papertrey Ink, I wanted it to look bold and super black so used glossy accent on it.
The background (on pink) is created using Altenew's Painted Flowers stamp set. I heat embossed the flowers and then colored them with Faber Castell pencils.
Added some splatter and a few sequins for the bling.
Thats it for now.
I will be back soon (hopefully) and will definitely stop by your blog!
Ciao!


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