Friday, September 22, 2017


Hello to all!!!

Cooking your favourite recipe can always be fun and stress busting. I love collecting recipes and trying them out. My family loves my cooking and we have great fun eating together

I have many recipe journals and note books where I have noted down many recipes over the years.. Some have been handed down over many generations.

I decided to make a recipe journal using Xyron laminating machine and what fun it was to create this.
The lamination protects my recipes and special notes from messy fingers and stains while cooking.
The Creative Station by Xyron is an excellent machine that can protect your important memoirs by laminating them. It is an easy and quick method and imparts long life to your projects.

Here is my RECIPE JOURNAL BOOK made with Xyron.

Recipe Journal book

Cut out the recipe cards and pattern paper and other journal tags 
from the Cooking themed pattern paper
 Pass the cut outs from the 1.5" sticker machine. 

 Use the 5" Creative Station with double sided laminating cartridge 
to laminate some of the note cards, recipe cards, tags etc..

Cut two 7" x7" black card stock and adhere pattern paper using the Xyron mega tape runner

Cut out two lace and pass them through the sticker maker 
Adhere on the front cover as shown.

Add ribbon to the covers and arrange all the pages as you like.


Xyron Products used

5" Creative Station Lite
5" CS Two Sided Laminating Refill
Xyron 1.5" sticker maker
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Mega Runner Refill 0.25 "

Other Products
Carta Bella Handmade with Love paper pad.
Black card stock

Do stop by the Xyron FB page for more inspiration of laminated projects from the Design Team members ..

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Halloween challenge at the ECD blog.

Hello !!!

Halloween season has begun and the crafting world is full of spooky cards and projects.
Elizabeth Crafts Design has recently revealed a whole new range of Halloween stamps and dies and they are just perfect for the Spooktecular season.
You can check them out here

There is a new challenge at the ECD blog.
With Halloween just over a month away our challenge this month is …. Spooktacular Creations – Create a card or project with a Halloween theme. If you haven’t already seen them Elizabeth Craft Designs released a number of fun Halloween themed clear stamps sets with coordinating dies and also die sets last month.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are some of your favorite products you choose when creating spooky scenes for Halloween? We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing. The winners will be announced on Friday, September 22nd,  on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. 

Here is my card for the above challenge.

Elizabeth Craft designs products

Haunted House Set
Spooky Sentiments
Halloween Scenery

Have fun crafting!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Beary Fun Retreat by Heartfelt Creations

Hello Friends !!!!!

Heartfelt creations has revealed an amazing fun collection -Beary Fun Retreat.


Heartfelt Creations Products used

HCD1-7151 Beary Fun Retreat Die 
HCD1-7153 Sunflower Accents Die
HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Stamp Set
HCPC-3798 Happy Time Treehouse Stamp Set
HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Stamp Set
HCDP1-282 Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection
HCBC1-456-3 Card Shadow Box Set-Kraft
HCD1-734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC-3533 Sun Kissed Fleur Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
D120601 Darice Adhesive Foam Strips
ANC845 Power Outage Prills
159951 Designer Dries White Adhesive 

Other products- black card stock, Archival inks- Saffrn , sun flower, Leaf Green Library Green, Jet black, Distress inks-Rusty hinge, brushed corduroy, peeled paint, wire pollens.


Score and fold the 6" x 6" shadow box and adhere together using glue. Cut a black card stock 7" x 5" for card base. Cut another piece a little bigger than the shadow box. Cut designer paper from the paper pad and adhere to the second piece.

Adhere a designer paper a little smaller than the card base and attach the black card panel on the top left a little off centre.
Adhere the shadow box as shown. Adhere designer paper to the shadow box according to its width and height. Cut a 6 6 mat layer from the paper pad and adhere to the inside of the shadow box.

Stamp  sun flower images with black ink and colour with a mix of saffron and sunflower inks using sponge daubers. Cut with coordinating die. Mold the flowers on the flower shaping tool kit and layer them together. Add glue in the centre and add the black prills.

Stamp the sunflower accents, bears and leaves from the stamp sets. Cut with coordinating die. Colour the leaves with a mix of archival inks and distress inks and give them a little shape on the tool kit. Colour the bears with distress inks.
Make mini flowers from the classic rose stamp and die set. Insert a wire pollen in each flowers.
Fussy cut many sun flower and bear images from the paper pad. 
Create a scene by adhere the the flowers, bears and leaves as shown, popping them up with foam tapes. 
Stamp a sentiment and distress it with brushed corduroy distress ink . Adhere to the card front. 

Do visit and the heartfelt creations store for all products.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



It's a new Challenge at the ECD blog using Susan's Floral dies. A whole new range has been released just a few weeks back and you can check them here.

For the September challenge-its all about home decor items.

For our Challenge today Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

For the challenge today, here is my Home Decor photo frame.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used

Other Products
Modelling paste, White chalk paint, pink distress stain, green distress stain, wooden photo frame

Do stop by the ECD blog for more inspirations.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace-Birthday Card with Graceful Borders

Hello !!!

This month has loads in store for me... starting from new surprises to sudden accidents. I have jolted and surprised having a rough time.
But one thing that calms me is crafting. Card making is such a solace when I am feeling low. Amazing paper grace has the most beautiful dies that takes card making to the next level.

Here is my card with Graceful Borders.

Amazing Paper Grace Dies Used

Do stop by the Amazing Paper Grace blog for wonderful inspirations.
Thanks for sopping by.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Susan's garden Note card holder


This is Anita here . Cards are such beautiful things to light up a dull moment. We all give and receive cards all the time. So keeping that in mind, I have a note card stand made with Elizabeth Craft Design dies made with Susan's Flowers. This can be displayed and has a beautiful sentiment to inspire you.    


  1. Cut two pieces of Gate fold Elegant Roses die . Fold and score the flaps and using the double sided tape adhere the two pieces back to back to make the base.
  2.  Cut a card base using the dotted scallop rectangle die and adhere a matching pattern paper to it using double sided tape. Cut a small die cut rectangle and stamp the sentiment. Cut a smaller frame and adhere to the sentiment in a way shown away.
  3.  Adhere this on the card base.
  4. Cut die cuts from Susan's  lily flower die. Color with Pan Pastels and shape and mold the flowers and leaves . Attach them on to the base and top of the card.
  5. Insert the card in the Elegant roses base and to make it stand, use the back of the card for support.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies used Garden Notes Lily 2 Happiness Comes from within red rubber stamp Dotted Scallop Rectangles Kids Choice Glue Susan's Garden Tool set Molding pad Pan Pastel Flower Kit no. 3 Pan Pastel Flower Kit no. 1 Do leave your comments and feedback. For more dies and other products hop to the ECD store.  

Holiday card with Xyron

Hello Crafty people

Christmas is just a few months away and preparations are already in full swing. One major work during the festive season is card making. We need to make a large number of cards and if the process is prolonged and messy then, the fun process becomes very tedious.
Here Xyron comes to help making the task very easy, fun and mess free.

Here I have a holiday shaker card made with Xyron adhesives.


Cut a card base 5.5 "x 4.24". 
Using a rectangle die, cut a frame from glitter paper and another frame from white foam sheet.
Pass the foam sheet and the glitter frame through the 5"creative station.
Turn the foam sheet over and pass it through the machine one more time so that there is adhesive on both sides of the foam frame .
Cut a transparent sheet to the size of the frame.
Stamp images of snow trees and colour. Add a sentiment.
Remove the backing paper from the foam frame and adhere to the card base. 
Add sequins and lay down the transparent sheet to cover. 
Using the tape runner, add adhesive on the transparent border.
Adhere the glitter frame. 
Cut die cuts from banner dies and pass them through one inch sticker maker.
Remove the backing paper and apply glitter.
Adhere the banners on top of the card.

Xyron products used.

Do stop by the Xyron FB page for more information and details.