Sunday, December 20, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello hello hello!
Welcome everyone!
Super stoked to be a part of Advent Calendar Extravaganza. How amazing the past 19 days have been eh?!
A BIG thanks to Taheerah for putting this together.

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 over 60 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 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 to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Altenew Peony Scrolls watercolored using distress inks.

I planned to use my new Altenew stamps since they are our sponsor today but sadly the package is still in transit (hoping it will reach me safely). I know all my friends LOVE Altenew so DO NOT miss this chance and DO leave a comment if you want to win a lil something something from Altenew!

I had the Peony Scrolls stamp set by Altenew on hand, 
I thought of using them a bit differently this time, so I added stems to the flowers! 
And to make it look a bit festive and sparkly, I used gold heat embossing and Tim Holtz distress glitter.

I watercolored the flowers and the background using distress inks. 
Wrapped some gold thread, added a few sequins and I was done!

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 Altenew so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! 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 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
ETA: Just saw the awesome prompt at Runway Inspired Challenge and I thought I'd play along.

That's it from my side today!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Lia Stampz: Anything Goes and Hop WINNER!

I have a new card to share with you guys today for the Lia Stampz Anything Goes challenge
and also winner of the blog hop!
First here is my card.

I used Simon Says stencil for the background. 
The panda is colored using Faber Castell pencils. 
Heart is from Mama Elephant die. 
The sentiment stamp and die set is also a Simon Says exclusive product. 
You should check out the rest of the DT blogs including Lia's in case you were the winner on theirs.

Rest of the DT
Ellen | Lynda | Tracy | Maria

and now the winner of the hop


Please contact me to claim your prize!

That's all from my side.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Runway Inspired

Altenew Peony Scrolls colored using Faber Castell pencils

Hello everyone!
I just saw an awesome inspiration prompt over at Runway Inspired Challenge and I had to make something. 

Here is what I made.

Altenew Peony Scrolls colored using Faber Castell pencils

I used Altenew's Peony Scrolls and Label love stamp sets.
Colored the flowers with Faber Castell classic pencils. The grayish blue panel was created using Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.
Added a few paint splatters and sequins for the sparkle.
That's it from my side.
Have a great day!
- Erum

If you are looking for Lia Stampz blog hop, click HERE

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lia Stampz : Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to our second blog hop!

This time we are offering the new digital stamp releases:

1. Warmest wishes
2. Seasons greetings 
3. Season to be jolly
4. Santa claws
5. Hoppy birthday

For my card I used Season to be Jolly, Santa Claws and Warmest Wishes and created a scene. 
Colored them using Faber Castell classic pencils. The fireplace and the small table/stool is hand drawn. 

All you have to do is :

Visit each blog link posted below and see the gorgeous projects our DT prepared for this hop, share some love and then a winner will be chosen by each of our DT members.

The DT will announce one winner for each of their blogs. Don't forget to mention what's your favorite digi stamp and that will be your prize!

Deadline November 30th !!

Erum (you are here)



Sunday, November 15, 2015

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes

Hello everyone!
Today is my last post as part of the DT for All Dressed Up digital stamps.
I have had fun coloring Wendy's images and the team was super supportive. I am going to miss using these absolutely cute images :/
For today's card I am using Purrfect Together, I colored her using Faber Castell classic pencils.
Balloon die is by Paper Smooches and I have colored them with distress inks.
This is it from my side today!
Have a great day :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Watercolor Stamping

watercolor altenew vintage roses

Hello everyone!!
I made this for the Share Handmade Kindness campaign last week but it has been sitting on my desk.
Today I finally picked it, wrote "Hello" on it (yep that is handwritten, stamps are not wonky). 
I have used Altenew Vinage Roses on my card.
I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to stamp my roses and leaves.
I went back in after the piece was dry to add details on the leaves, the roses didnt need details, the stamps did the job perfectly.
That is it for today.

If you are here for the ALL DRESSED UP blog hop click HERE

Saturday, November 7, 2015

All Dressed Up: November Release

all dressed up digi stamp, christmas penguins, sparkly distress ink background

It's time for a new release over at All Dressed Up stamps.
I am featuring Christmas Penguins.
I colored them with Faber Castell color pencils.
The background is inked using distress inks and heat embossed using a sparkly embossing powder. 
Hope you liked it!

Here is a closeup of the sparkly embossing goodness!

You should definitely stop by the challenge blog today as there is a birthday blog hop going on ALL DRESSED UP turns 2 this year!!!There is a freebie for you plus prizes on every stop of the hop so dont forget to comment.

The winners names will be announced ONE WEEK FROM TODAY

Erum (you are here)


Monday, November 2, 2015

Lia Stampz: Winter Whites

Hello everyone!
It's time for the Lia Stampz challenge!
The theme this month is


I used the "Silly Santa" digi set for my card. Colored the elements using Faber Castell classic pencils.
The background is inked using distress inks and the "snow" is covered in distress glitter.
Here is a close up

Rest of the DT
Ellen | Lynda | Tracy

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

All Dressed Up: New Release

Paper smooches, all dressed up stamps DIno, watercolor background, mama elephant stamp

I have a brand new card to share today with a brand spanking new (and absolutely cute) image called Dino by All Dressed Up
Dino has been colored using Faber Castell classic pencils,
The background has been watercolored using Gansai Tambi watercolors.
Stamps by Mama Elephant and balloon die by Paper Smooches.

The following are the images released this month.

All Dressed Up Facebook group

P.S.: Don't forget that there is still time to enter this fortnight's challenge!

Friday, October 23, 2015

White and Kraft - Runway Inspired

Hello everyone!!
Made a new card today inspired by the RIC.

Here is what I made.

I used Altenew's Peony Scrolls on my card. Heat embossed these beauties on vellum, colored them using white Faber Castell classic pencil and then began the fussy cutting! PHEW
I stamped a couple of flourishes on the card too to ground the fussy cut flowers and add more dimension. Added a gazillion paint splatters to gel everything together and finished the card with some sequins. 
That's it from my side today.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Challenges: Runway Inspired

Thursday, October 15, 2015

All Dressed Up: Anything Goes

Hey everyone! I am back with a new card for you.
This one is for the challenge over at All Dressed Up. As always the theme is
as long as you are using an All Dressed Up image.
Here is what I created.

All Dressed Up Autumn girls, Papertrey Ink, distress ink watercolor

Made another one layer! Yay me! I did however fussy cut the girl out and then glued it on to the watercolored cardstock.
The background has been watercolored using distress inks, those flowers I doodled and fussy cut them out. 
The girl is from the Three Little Autumn Girls set, I colored her using Classic Faber Castell color pencils.
I hope you like it!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pinterest Inspired!

Watercolored Altenew Painted Flowers

I found this gorgeous pic on a new to me challenge blog, Pinterest Inspired, and decided to play along. I will also be entering this at Virginia's all things colored challenge.

I used Altenew's Painted Flowers and distress inks to watercolor my card.
Hope you will like it.
Thats it from my side. 
Have a great day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Watercoloring my heart out!

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls
So this started with The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. ALL that has been fussy cut!
I heat embossed Peony Scrolls by Altenew to watercolor using distress inks for the challenge.
Shared the photo above on Instagram and BAM came the likes and comments!
I broke a record for the number of likes and Altenew shared my photo!! 
*dancing like a lunatic*

I made four cards out of the flowers I watercolored. The sentiments are also from Altenew.

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls

Watercolored Altenew Peony Scrolls

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