REinspired #1 Erum Tasneem *GIVEAWAY*


REinspired is a new part of my blog. This means, I will get to invite some of my favorite crafters over my blog, to re-create one of their old creations, but with a twist. They must add something they never used, or something they have in their own stash, but too afraid to use. As a crafter myself, I look back at my creations and I wish I could have done it in a different way.

Let me introduce you to the wonderful and super talented .....

1.Who are you? Where are you coming from?
Hey! I am Erum Tasneem aka E.T. I live in Karachi, Pakistan. I blog at VIBGYOR Krafts and run a small business by the name Glitter & Swirls. I have an army of cats and I rescue fur babies whenever I am able to.

2.How did you get started?
 I have been creating art in one form or other since I can remember. Every year in school I used to win an art certificate. But I started making proper cards when I started blogging in 2008. I took the decision to blog after checking out fabulous work from cardmakers all around the world. That's when I found out there are other things that you can use on  your cards apart from glitter and sequins! HA!

3.Have you ever had second thoughts and wanted to give up? If so, what makes you continue?
 Never ever. It has been the best(est) decision of my life. I have been the happiest I have ever been in my life since I have converted my hobby into my full time job.

4.Name five must-have tools.
 The five must have tools for me are;
  •      Tim Holtz ruler, because it has piercing holes, a metal edge on one side and a grid + piercing tools
  •        Heat gun
  •        Corner chomper
  •       Tonic scissors , they are very helpful cutting double sided tape
  •       flower making embossing tools and mat because I make a ton of flowers - these two are must haves for me.
  • I have to add one more, blending tool! I use distress inks ALL THE TIME so this is a must for me.
5.Name your favorite supplies companies.
Simon says stamp, Technique Tuesday, WRMK, Altenew to name a few.

6.Have you ever bought craft supplies,just because the other crafters did?
Never, I follow my own style and buy things accordingly.

7.Name something you are afraid of, but you would like to try.
 Project Life albums!

8.Is there anything in particular we should know about you?
 Craft related; I dont have one style. I can make a super CAS card and then create the most complicated, layers on top of layers of card.
Life related; I love Superheroes, mainly Superman and Flash :D

9.Is there a crafter you would like to recommend?
TONS! I have way too many favorites and too many friends to list here.

10.Your favorite snacks,movie and song. 
Dried figs, salty buttered popcorn. Movie; almost all superhero movies :p Songs are too many to list.

Now let's see the REinspired result.

( before ********************after)

Erum says:
As you can see I used the same image and layout for both my cards but the look is completely different I even used the same background stamp on the card base. For the revamped or "reinspired" card I inked the background in darker hues and used sparkling embossing powder to add shimmer. For the base I chose a lighter shade of ink so the stamping wont distract you from the gorgeous night sky. The new never been used before element on my card are the Mama Elephant star dies I won in a giveaway!

She did an amazing job! Love both cards! The stars on the second card look magical.
Thank you Erum for sharing your stunning creations with us.Please visit Erum's blog for more amazing creations!

Win a SURPRISE card made by Erum! To enter this contest, please let me know in the comments down below ''What's on your craft wishlist, this year?''

 DEADLINE :  January 18 ~2016


  1. Wooowww Maria, love this post!!!!!! It's so interesting to know crafts all over the world!!!! This year my craft list is Spellbinders!!!!!! I will try some mini-albums this year :)
    Hugs, Irene

  2. Oh, I love Erum's work! Her cards are gorgeous and her handmade flowers are soooo beautiful! So happy to learn more about her! I would be soooo lucky to receive a card from her! Now, on to the question! Well, this is a though one! (What is not on my craft wishlist would be an easier one :))) ) Memento Ink Drops, Altenew - Vintage Roses, some more WPlus9 stamps and dies and some Clearly Besotted stamp sets! Hugs xx

  3. On my list: More Copic refills! I love this new feature Maria, and Erum's cards are both spectacular! GREAT job, both of you!

  4. This is a great idea! I love Erum's work - she is just so amazing. Look at her attention to detail! All her cards just POP. I'm a proud owner of one of her cards!! My craft wishlist is so long, but one of the things on there is a binds books together. I think the intention was for scrapbooks but I would other uses for it :)

  5. Great new feature, Maria! I love Erum's cards and am off to take a look at her blog now as a result of seeing her work featured here. My wishlist is much longer than my pockets are deep but I think I may get some new word dies when my finances permit. Have a happy day, Jo x

  6. Love the post and such a good idea to feature crafters from all over the world! Erum is a fellow crafter from Pakistan and her work is stunning and such an inspiration for many! Love both the cards and the night sky with all the inky-ness is gorgeous! Seeing all the wonderful new stuff being showcased at CHA currently, the list is ever changing lol but I really need to get hold of some sentiment stamps from Simon Says Stamp and MFT...

  7. Lovely card.. I totally love her style.. My craft wishlist has stitched dies in all shapes!!

  8. Hello,nice to meer you Erum!
    pretty card!
    on my list is sizzix machine.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  9. Erum is in my top 3 Favorite new artists I found last year:)) So good to learn more about her here! I'm always looking for more floral stamps:))

  10. I love Erum's work. So proud of having her in our country, Masha Allah.
    Cha updates are so tempting. Im looking forward to get hold on few character stamps, inks and mixed media supplies.

  11. Super fun challenge -- there are many cards I could "re-do" :) -- Erum set the bar high!

  12. AWESOME!!! I love this new feature and Erum did a super awesome job, I cannot wait to see who is next!! :)

    ps. I got a big wishlist, but more copics would be my nr 1 :D hihi

  13. She make amazing cards! I love all of them! ☻ In my wish list I have some stamps and dies and Dymo label maker. Thank you for the great idea, Maria! My compliments for your work!

  14. So thrilled to see you feature one of my absolutely favorite creative souls ... my wishlist includes the new metallic color burst powders.

  15. Hi Erum, nice to meet you :) Love both of your cards. On my supply list this year is a MISTI tool :)

  16. I have only recently come across Erums work and I am in awe. She has such an amazing talented loved your little interview too.x

  17. Erum's work is a big Wow <3 & On top of my wishlist is some Wplus9 sentiment stamps.

  18. It was nice to read more about Erum.I love her cards and she makes most beautiful handmade flowers.On top of my wishlist is some dies from simon says stamps.

  19. Reinspired -- Beautiful concept.
    Enjoyed reading Erums interview, and getting to know more about her. The cards, are beautiful as always; love the night sky.

  20. Beautiful cards.. Superb coloring..glad to get to know more about Erum.


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