Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Something Clean And Simple!!

Hello friends..

This month challenge is CAS Cards...and my 2nd post is here. I made 2 Easel Cards in same design n pattern. Have a look...

Made these 2 cards from 1 single Febriano A4 size sheet. Just cut your sheet in 3 same sizes ( horizontal) and starts the Easel card method. Added Mulburry flowers...die cuts...rhinestones..ribbon..butterflies...pollens...and Justrite sentiments.

Hope you like it.
You still have time to send your entries.
Thanks for stopping... :)


Thursday, 21 August 2014

CAS Cards #8

Hello all,
Hope you all are enjoying this month's challenge.
                      CAS CARDS
Here is my quick inspirational post.

I took a white card-stock. With the help of a circle die and big shot I cut a circle on the upper flap of the Card. I distressed the edges with FESTIVE BERRY DI.
I stamped various Images with

Hero Arts Cling Stamps Small Open Flower

 and added a flat pearl in the center flower .
Stamped a sentiment from JustRite Grand Sentiment Stamps

Really enjoyed making this one as it was so quick to make unlike my other projects.
Hope you all will like this. Waiting to see your creation .

 You can send in your entries HERE

Happy crafting 

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Hey guys,

Hope everyone is doing well.. Back with a quick inspirational post for our CAS challenge.. I made a simple card using the masking technique.. There is such a wide range of techniques you can try using inks and masking..

I cut a piece of scrap paper an tore it to give a more ragged look an stuck it onto my panel using masking tape to form the mast.. I then applied different colour distress inks using the mini blending tool.. I love the coverage I get from the mini blending tool.. It is amazing..

As you can see the ragged edges and the centre panel coloured using distress inks.. I then stamped with archival ink the Hero Arts stamp and a sentiment from PTI and voila I am done...

Here is the complete card... 

Hope to have you join us for the challenge.. You have a few more days to participate..


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Make it CAS - CHALLENGE #8

Hi peeps
I am back after a long break with my post for CAS challenge
though CAS is Clean and Simple but its not my cup of tea..
it was a real challenge for me to create this card..

I have used a positive spellbinders lebels die cut and placed it in the center of my water coloring paper then distressed it with mustard seed , spiced marmalade and barn door distress inks and added few droplets of water to give a little patchy look..
stamped the sentiment from jillibean stamp set.. and fussy cut flowers are stamped on pattern paper used penny black petal party set... rounded the corners and adhered it to red cardstock...
here is my card..

I hope you all like this attempt .. please be little kind... still learning...

donot forget to play along with us... its real fun...

happy crafting

Sunday, 10 August 2014

GDT=> Jasleen Kaur

Happy Rakshabandhan everyone... It has been one heck of a hectic day for me and hence the delay in posting the GDT post.. Today I am very glad to have on baord with us a talented crafter who I think does some of the most amazing CAS cards ever.. There is just so much thought involved in her cards that she leaves us awe struck with them.. Presenting to you Jasleen Kaur.. Will pass on the baton to Jasleen to take it from here...

" Hello dear friends and fellow crafters, I'm Jasleen and most of you know me through my blog- Happily Ever Crafter
 I have been blogging since August 2013 and I enjoy spending my spare time trying different kinds of paper crafts, but I find the process of card making most relaxing and satisfying , my style inclined more towards Clean and Simple (CAS). 
While making CAS cards, I try to keep these four key points in mind:
1. Lots of clean,  'white' space
2. One clear focal point
3. Minimal or no embellishments
4. Minimal or no layers

I made two CAS cards for today's post .Hope you like them.

Here's the first one:

Technique used::: Masking and stamping
---The leaf stamp is from Hero Arts Cling stamps collection.To convey the sentiment of 'Missing' someone, I inked the stamp with two memento inks(bamboo leaves and rhubarb stalk) and carefully masked a leaf with the help of a masking tape.The resultant stamped impression was devoid of that masked leaf, which gave me a space to stamp my sentiment. Then I inked only that one leaf and stamped it to the right of the sentiment. Masked and inked the corner in shades of blue,kind of  denoting the blues you get when you miss someone.Finally, added a few drops of Rangers' glossy accents over a couple of leaves, to give the appearance of dew drops. 

What makes it CAS:--- one-layered, Lots of white space, one focal point, no embellishments.

And here's the second card::

Technique used:: Masking and inking
--The bow stamp and the sentiment is from the Waffle Flower Bowtiful stamp set. The colourful panels have been done by masking and inking with memento dew drop inks. The stamped bow was fuzzy cut and popped over the card base using foam, which gives it an interesting dimension.

What makes it CAS----- Lots of white space, one clear focal point,  white panel grounded over the white card base, minimal layers  and embellishments.

That's all from my side. I hope my post inspires you to try CAS if you still haven't. Do play along  this month's CAS challenge here at Kraftzone. I would love to see what you all come up with :) Thank you so much team for having me as a Guest Designer.

Signing off with a beautiful and inspiring quote( by Charles Mingus) I found at the CASology blog:-

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

Happy Crafting!! :) "

Now isn't this a great inspiration.. I was left awe struck with both of them.. I hope she has inspired you to join us in this fun CAS challenge.. For details you can check here.

Thank you so much Jasleen for the amazing inspiration...


Thursday, 7 August 2014

CAS CARDS Challenge #8

Hello Crafters,
A month full of festivities. Hope you all are having fun.
This month we have kept the challenge very simple ...... CAS CARDS

Here is my Inspirational post ...

On a white CS I first distressed it with MUSTARD SEED.
Then on another CS I distressed with SPICED MARMALADE and misted with water.
Heat dried a little and stamped with DI VINTAGE PHOTO the flowers and leaves . Then cut into 
3 equal panels and stuck on the card. 
Stamped a sentiment ( Justrite ) and added RED RHINESTONES
You all can link your entries HERE

DISTRESS INKS Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo

Hope you all will like the card.
DO leave love and suggestions.
Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

WINNERS : Challenge #7

Hello all,
Its time to announce the winners for Challenge #7
PP, Stamped Images and Embellishments
Thanks for participating with beautiful entries...Hope you all had a wonderful time participating in the challenge.

                                                Winner is 

                                                        KRIPA KOUSHIK

The TOP 3 in no particular order are

                                               TOP 3

                                         and we have one more crafter in Top 3
                                                     SPECIAL MENTION 
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners.
Please collect your Gift Voucher and Badges by mailing at nupur@kraftzone.in
Please don't forget to participate in the ongoing  Challenge#8 CAS CARDS
Keep Crafting and Keep Participating :) 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Challenge #8- CAS Cards!

Happy Friendship Day to all of you.... :) :)
New month is up n new challenge is also started..hosted by DT Khushboo. This month we have CAS ( Clean And Simple) cards with us. I made a friendship card for all of you. Here is my card ...

Some close look..

You all know how I made it...Naa?? Its very easy to make. Use my Justrite stamp and distressed the leaves then fussy cut. :)

Hope you all like this.
Will meet in next post ..Tada!!

Happy crafting

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Challenge #8=> CAS

Hello everyone.. Welcome to my birthday month and a brand new challenge up here at Kraftzone.. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last challenge. We will be announcing the winners soon.

I am actually quite excited because it is a theme very close to me..

As you can see from the post, we are doing CAS cards this month and get ready to see some gorgeous inspiration from the DT.. Now everyone has their own way of interpreting CAS.. Some prefer a lot of white space.. Some feel minimal or no embellishments or even no layers.. So how you choose to do it up is up to you..

I made a simple layered card with minimal embellishments..

I heat embossed the sentiment in Ranger Gold embossing powder. I then placed the sunrays stencil over it and inked it using wild honey, spiced marmalade and mustard seed distress inks. The butterfly is punched and accented the card using pearls. Distressed the edges using vintage photo distress ink. Normally one likes an equal border around the card.. I placed my card to one corner.. Just gives it more character I feel.

A close up of the sentiment.. I absolutely love this quote from the Kaisercraft Clear Stamps.

All products are available at Kraftzone. In case not available on the website you can always pre-order the same. We have some fabulous proudcts up on the website at unbelievable prices.

We hope to see you guys join us for this fun and easy challenge.