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Dec 31, 2013

Thank You!!

Been in MIA for more than a month and just came to bid farewell to the year 2013 and to welcome 2014 :) Though am not into crafting, really enjoying time with my little son as he is in winter vacation now. And of course learning baking. Tried Cakes, Dessert mousse and traditional recipes too :)

And to my card now :)

A big Thanks to all visitors, bloggers pals who made your visit here and commented. And this card is for you  all dearies.




Card front made with the Spellbinders Timeless rectangle die from a White CS, whose edges are distressed using wildhoney DI. And on it matted with pp from Zephyr which has mild scripts and few ladybugs here and there. Floral spray is made with dual tone Mulberry flowers, roses, cherry flowers and few fillers and cherrylynn olive leaves.

A closer view:




MS monarch butterfly is distressed with same DI and added below the sentiment. Few pearls and rhinestones as final touch.

Wishing all readers, blogger pals a very very happy, wonderful and a creative New Year 2014. May all your days ahead be so beautiful!!!


Challenges Entered:

CLD- Thank You (used CLD olive leaves)
IBS - December customer gallery  (used small labels stamp set)
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything goes






Nov 24, 2013

Floral Easel Card

Hi All!!!

Wanted to share a quick floral easel card. Its a pic inspired creation...

Love the red, pink, green and lots of whites...And here comes my take on it.


Here's the pic..



Made an easel card with Timeless rectangle die in White CS. On it matted a floral digi pp. Big red mum is heavily distressed with momento red bug ink and and few tendrils are made from the fancy florishes die are added with baby pink roses.





A butterfly is diecut and added for the lovely touch with few pearls accents.
Sentiment is stamped on the diecut and distressed at corners with Momento red bug ink.




Thatz all from me. Hope you all like it.

Supplies:

White CS, white pearls - Sudha
Butterfly die, Fanciful flourish - Priya Sivaraj
Bigshot,Timeless rectangle die, glossy accents, sunflower die - Crafters corner
Momento red bug - Jovi
Digi PP - Freebie

Challenges entered :

Itsy Bitsy - Pic inspiration (colors and elements such as roses, creepers, and lot of white spaces are my inspirations












DCAM challenges - Interactive cards (Made easel card) (WINNER)
BGC - Shaped card with garden twist (used diecut flower, roses, diecut flowers, tendrils)
IBS -November customer gallery - used Big treasure stamp set


Nov 13, 2013

Fall Thank You card :)

Just a quick card from me amidst of busy schedules...Oh ya...little one in "KG1" but lots of co-curricular activities going on in school which demands parents' presence and participation :)

Fall card again in autumn colors.



Tropical florish is diecut from a digi pp and the negative is matted on a brown CS, which is then mounted on a kraft CS. Baby breaths are embossed and added on it with glossy accents.



Butterfly diecut and a knoty ribbon is added with a sentiment on a oval diecut.



Hope you like it.

Supplies:

CLD - Tropical florish, small exotic butterfly, glossy accents - crafters corner
CLD - embellishments
Maroon ribbon, pearl - stash
Digi pp - Digital freebies
Sentiment - IBS - (Fancy labels)

Challenges entered:

CLD - Fall colors (CLD tropical florish, embellishment, small exotic butterfly used)
Simon wednesday challenge - Thanks
November customer gallery- IBS - (used Fancy label sentiment- Thank you)
November blog hop (used ribbon)

Nov 7, 2013

Layered Emboss Resist

Wanted to share a CAS card again with a technique which happened to learn yesterday...Layered Emboss Resist.



Hope this lovely butterfly speaks all technique :) Love this butterfly stamp set from IBS.

Started to stamp in wild honey on a White CS and stamped butterfly in Versamark and embossed with clear EP. And before which i stamped the sentiment in Rangers Black Archival ink.


Just distressed with rich cocoa momento ink around the butterfly emerge from the background. Just loved the way the stamped design peeping through the butterfly and so the sentiment too :) Attached a scalloped bordered scrap from kraft CS on one edge and mounted on to white CS.



Hope you all like my amateurish attempts :) Thanks all for stopping by and leaving lovely comments :)

Supplies:

White CS - Nupur Priya
Kaisercraft clear stamp - offshore collection - Itsy Bitsy
Wild honey, Clear EP, Heat gun, Big shot,CLD butterfly with wings - Crafters corner
Scalloped border punch- Joann Store

Challenges entered :
Cherrylynn designs - Give thanks (used CLD small butterfly with angel wings)
Itsy Bitsy - Anything goes with IB (kaisercraft offsore clear stamp from ur store)
IBS - Nov customer gallery (used butterfly and sentiment from Butterfly wings stamp set)
CASology # week 69 - Brown






Oct 30, 2013

White on White card :)

This time its a monochromatic card...and its a WOW card again..Earlier cards you can see here and here.
This card is a combination of dies, border punch and embossing.
Diwali sweets and savories preparation is well started yesterday at my home and just squeezed my time to do this card as a bit relief from my hand ache...Ya crafting is a therapy too :)

Thinking of my Sweet granny at this moment as she used to do so many varieties of sweets and savories for Diwali and she used to start 4-5 days before Diwali and inbetween there will be lot of neighbour friends asking for recipes, trial versions of those recipes will be going on at my home...She never complained of handache at all...She was an expert cook :) Really miss u dear ma...

Coming to my card


White CS is embossed using spots embossing folder and on it used a negative of 2nd large Timeless rectangle Spellbinder die as frame. To it added the tessatina border as trellis. White doily is added and mounted this on top of the base white CS whose one end is punched using MS double arches.



A white satin ribbon is pleated and a bow is added on the middle of pleats and its hanging over the edge with the punched border. Frame Venetian panel taken whose edges are embossed using Zing clear EP using heat gun and on to it added the sentiment.


Tropical flourish, mum bloom and few small flowers are added with a butterfly at a corner. Rhinestone, few pearls are as final touch.

Hope you like it.

Wishing all my visitors, readers and fellow blogger pals, a very happy and wonderful Diwali. Have a fantastic festival of lights :)

Challenges entered:

Cherrylynn designs - Edgers, borders (used CLD dies- sunflower die, small exotic butterfly, tropical florish)
Beyond grey challenges : Layers + over the edge ( On base cs - white doily, spots embossed layer, negative of timeless rectangle die, frame venetian panel , MS bordered punch and ribbon are over the edge) (Honorable mention)
IBS - WHW #121 - Embossed edges (sentiment panel edges are embossed with clear ep)
Oct Customer gallery (sentiment is used from ur store-  frame labels )
Sweet stamps challenge - Frame
Corrosive challenges #186 (chosen flowers, layers,sentiment)
Sentimental sundays - Monochromatic + happy birthday (Top 3)
Tammy scrapincorner - Anything goes
Pile it on - Embellishment crazy (used rhinestone, pearls,ribbon, flourish, flowers, butterfly)
Challenges4everybody - anything goes
Itsy bitsy - Anything goes with IB (used spots IB embossing folder, Thin cut frame Venetian panel die from ur store) (W I N N E R)
Simons says stamp challenge - Anything goes


Oct 24, 2013

Bokeh Background Technique

CAS card again for all the hearts who left me wonderful birthday wishes yesterday irrespective of different time zones... was really in gleeful state :) Thanks once again friends !!

Bok-eh, a term known in Photography but so new to me in stamping :) Yesterday learnt from here and wanted to give it a shot. Used the technique alone as, i lack few supplies mentioned there.


Diecut the heart from Itsy bitsy heart die and stamped on it using Ranger Archival ink. Applied glossy accents to the whole heart to get the glossiness...Just loving it :)  On a white cardstock, i just drew freehand heart in Spun sugar DI using koi waterbrush and created the Bokeh bg by simply stamping and stamping off with Spun sugar. Added the Stamped, glossy heart on the hand drawn heart with dimensionals. Though my glossy heart is with air bubbles and few fingerprints...am loving the way the lacy stamped heart pops :)



Sentiment is added on a diecut which is embossed on its edges with Black EP using Heat gun for that extra glam. Followed a tute from here. Few pink pearls are for final touch :)

Hope you like it too :)

Supplies:

White CS - Sudha
Sentiment - Trendy circles - Inspired by stamping
Pearls - Stash
Black Ranger Archival ink, Spun sugar DI, Clear art stamps - Laces and borders -  Joann Stores
Black EP- Kavitha
Heat gun,glossy accents - Crafters corner

Challenges Entered:

Sindhu - Celebration Challenge 2 (used B - Baby pink, Black, Bokeh effect, Bling)
WHW#121 - Embossed edges
Inspired by stamping - Customer gallery (sentiment stamp  from trendy circles)
Creative craft challenges - Anything goes




Oct 22, 2013

Pink Posies :)

Wanted to share a card today, after my memorable trip to Nepal...Really mesmerizing scenic beauties with awesome weather made me to rewind my trips to Jeju, South Korea...Dussehra is a grand festival in Nepal and happened to celebrate there this year.





Used my new spellbinders Timeless rectangle die..Just loved those swirly corners..  and tried triple loop bow too. The card base is a white cardstock on it is the digi floral pp and top of it is the largest die of the Timeless rectangle die from a white cardstock, which is matted with another digi floral pp. And above that is second largest die is cut again from white cardstock  and on it, is the smallest die in baby pink cardstock.


 Sentiment is handwritten using Rangers white embossing pen and heat embossed it with White Zing Ep. Below added a triple loop bow in baby pink ribbon and on it added few roses, mulberry flower and punched leaves, few leaves are distressed with crushed olive distress ink.

Sequins, few pearls are added as final touch.

Supplies:

White cardstock, baby pink roses, white pearls - Nupur priya
Timeless rectangle Spellbinders die, White Zing EP,Heat gun, Crushed olive Distress ink - Crafters corner
Ribbon, pink pearls,Sequins - Stash
Ranger white Epen, Punch Bunch Sprig - Joann Store
Digi floral pp - Digital Freebies

Challenges Entered:

DCAM Challenges :   baby pink and white
Cards galore challenges - Flowers
Avenue 613 - Anything goes (Column 4 - used Sequins, pearls, flowers)
Crafters corner - Cheers to new beginnings
Creative craft challenges - Anything goes

Oct 3, 2013

Together :)

Oh ya...Little one went to school picnic and my regular mundane got over so early in the morning... Got LOT of time..and so its my crafting time :)


A quick card to share to with you.....A Wedding Anniversary card..Wanted to do a bit different from my regular style and also this time no distressing or stamping.



Made a tag from DCWV La creme polka dotted pp and on it mounted 2 hearts diecuts and below which a black checked gingham ribbon and a cream lace. This is matted on to a cream DCWV pp and a Black grosgrain ribbon is tied to it. Cream rose is added on the centre of knot with a butterfly diecut at an end.



Florish diecut is peeping from under the tag which is kept to balance the empty space, is also from La creme DCWV paper pad. Added a sentiment sticker on the lace. The front creme cs is then matted on a black base cs. Few heart pearls are added as final touch.

Supplies:

Black cardstock,heart pearls, gingham ribbon, black grosgrain ribbon, creme rose  - Nupur Priya
DCWV La creme papers - Kavitha
CheeyLynn Tropical Flourish die,CLD small exotic butterflies with wings - Crafters corner
Heart Die, Sentiment sticker - Itsy Bitsy
Lace - Stash

Challenges entered:

Trapped in Craft - Anniversary card (with black n cream/white with lace)
Cheerylynn designs - With lace 














Oct 2, 2013

Crafters corner Birthday Candy

Crafters corner blog is celebrating their first birthday this month...and of course my birthday month too :)
Come and join the fun and win some yummy goodies.

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Check the link here and play along :)

Sep 30, 2013

Altered box

Wanted to share an altered box.

Top view:

Side view of the box:



This is the old cartoon box which i have upcycled.



For the base, i embossed the white CS with darice embossing folder and distressed completely with spun sugar. Scalloped oval dies of 2 different sizes are taken and distressed it with victorain velvet, Sentiment is then stamped on the smaller die and placed at centre around which the added big blooms and smaller flowers, few fancy flourish diecuts and olive leaves diecuts. The scalloped oval is accented with few white pearls. MS butterflies are added in purple, white colors as embellishment with few pink pearls.  Around the edges and to make it seamless, added baby pink washi tape and covered the flap wholly to insert inside the box.

Have decorated the sides of box with base white CS and on it decorated border stickers are added in purple and pink around the sides. Now ready to be filled with Candies.

Do leave your comments as this is my first try at upcycling ideas :)

Supplies :

Bigblooms,smaller flowers, border strips, Scalloped oval die - Itsy Bitsy (won their blog candy)
White CS,pearls - Nupur Priya
Darice embossing folder, Fanciful flourish - Priya Sivaraj
Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet - Florishes (won at Noor Nahdi blog)
Sentiment stamp - Inspired by Stamping store (Big wishes set)
pink washi tape -Lulupu (won at birthday bash contest)
MS butterfly punch,Ranger black Archival ink - Gift from sis

Challenge:

Lessology - birthday party
Itsy Bitsy - P challenge (My P's are pearls, purple flowers, pink flowers, punched butterflies)
DCAM - Shabby is chic
Inspired by stamping customer gallery (used big wishes stamp set)
Simons says stamp - Anything goes

Sep 25, 2013

Second Blogoversary and Quilling tutorial !!!

Am very happy as today is my blog's second blogoversary and addd to it, this is my 100th post!! Yippiee!
Thank you all visitors, blogger pals whose continuous support by visiting, commenting has driven me to this stage of mine...My heartfelt thanks to all of you.

To mark this day, i love to share a quilling tutorial which got published in UK Quillers Today magazine of Summer Edition. Very many thanks to this offer by Editorial team who saw the quilled bird and cage work and asked for tute to share in their magazine. Was super happy that moment. An year gone as a member of UK Quilling guild and one more year to go and after which have to go through Accreditation process to become Accreditated Member of UK Quilling Guild. Awaiting that day soon :)

Tutorial: Here we go!



Strips used :3mm width, 29 cm length
For the cages - 3mm,1mm,1,5mm strips hand-cut from 120gsm black cardstock.

Birds (make two)
The body of each bird is made from one full length strip. shaped into a teardrop.
Wing: half a strip,shaped into a teardrop.
Eye: 2cm strip. rolled into a tight coil.
Legs: make from 2cm brown strip, folded.
Beak: Take a 0.5cm length of brown strip, fold in half and cut corners in a pointed way to resemble a beak.

Heart in cage:
Use two full length red strips to make teardrop shapes and glue together to form a heart shape.

Hearts around bird (make several):
Make closed loose coils from 4cm, 5cm,6cm,7cm lengths of red strips and pinch them to form hearts on various sizes.

Cage containing heart:
Use two half length strips to create the cage shape and add cross bars made from quarter length strips. Use one full length strip to make the open ring coil at the top of the cage.
Make closed loose coil and tight coil decorations using quarter length strips.

Opened cage:
Use one half length strip to make the cage shape.
Add horizontal cross bars made using half length strips.
Add vertical cross bars made using 1mm and 1.5mm width strips.
Use one full length strip to make the open ring coil  at the top of the cage.
Make closed loose coil and tight coil decorations using quarter length strips.
Use three-quarter length strips to make the borders of the square cage entrance and door, with a small 2cm swirl as a door knob.

Assemble the card using picture as a guide.

Many thanks to Philippa Reid, for the cogent compilation of the tutorial and for this great offer for publishing this.

And....Special thanks to Daydreams - Suganthi Mohan,without whom i would not have been into Quilling or in this blogoland. She is such an inspiration, encouragement and great support at all my steps in this Quillers World.




Sep 24, 2013

Silhouette!!

Yet another simple card for today with Silhouette Stamping.


Took cream and brown cardstocks, matted one on top and added a punched scrap on middle. Scalloped oval too matted and stamped few silhouette stamps.


Sentiment is stamped on a cream circle diecut which again matted with the white cs. Few gold pearls added as a final touch.

Hope you like it!


Shabby Chic Card

Wanted to share a card which i made today and its an inspiration from pinterest.

Straight away to card :)

Am super happy by the way the flowers turned out in the card. Pink purpley Chrysanthemum kind and small roses are handmade by me using the sunflower and Fancy petals flower dies.


Card front, squares are digi pp freebies. Scratched their edges with scissors and distressed with Rich cocoa momento. Squares are made using the Cuttlebug square dies. The chrysanthemum diecuts edges are distressed using victorian velvet and spun sugar and the flourish are cut from pp and distressed using shabby shutters. Roses are made distressing with spun sugar distress ink and  assembled using glossy accent.



Inner central scalloped oval is diecut from a digi pp and distressed using rich cocoa. The flowers , flourish, are arranged on it making it a focal point and Sentiment is stamped using Rangers black archival ink.

White pearls, butterfly, rhinestones are added as a final touch to the card along with the diecut butterfly which is distressed using tumbled glass and Danube blue momento inks.

Hope you like it!!!

Supplies:

White cardstock,Baby pink CS, embossing tools - Sudha
Glossy accent, Sunflower die, Shabby shutter distress ink - Crafters corner
Fancy flourish and IO butterfly die - Colorconception Craftshop
Fancy petals - Diecuts and more
Scalloped oval Conture die,Cuttlebug Square dies - Itsy bitsy,
Victorian velvet, spun sugar - Flourishes
Pattern Papers - Digital freebies

Challenges entered:
Cheerlynn Designs- Use diecut flowers (cherrylynn Sunflower die used along with Dienamics fancy petals die)
Lulupu - Fancy me (Layering, Distressing and Shabby chic style are recent fancy ones to me)
DCAM - Shabby is chic (Made it toTop 3)
Itsy Bitsy - P challenge ( pattern papers,pearls,pink)
Crafters corner - 321 ( 3 embellies - pearls, rhinestones, butterfly,brad, flowers; 3 digi pps; 1 sentiment)
(Made it to Top3)
Color conception - Distress inks (flowers (spun sugar, victoran velvet), butterfly (tumbled glass)are distressed)
Inspired by Stamping - September Customer Gallery (Sentiment used from small fancy labels 18)
Vintage stamp collection - Anything from garden (used flowers, butterfly)



Sep 23, 2013

Crayon Resist Technique

Wanted to share a card with crayon resist technique.


Followed a color scheme of BGC here.

Stamped the flowers on a white CS and on it colored the petals by using a white crayon randomly. Then the CS is distressed using yellow pigment ink and wild honey distress ink. And rubbed the flowers with a tissue paper to take off the colors on crayon coated layer.


Flowers stayed as white where crayon stayed, rest CS got changed. This is mounted on pp and various CS layers. Wound few layers of Raffia and added a wooden button, rhinestones as embellies. Sentiment in added on a banner and popped up using ds tape on Raffia.

Hope you like it!

Supplies:

White, Kraft, Olive green CS, rhinestones - Nupur Priya
PP - Papermania -Sunshine pack
Wooden button and Raffia - Stash
Sentiment - Fiskars - Jovi
Stamp - Kaisercraft - Itsy Bitsy
Ranger balck Archival Ink - Jo Ann

Challenges

Cardz Tv-Colors of Fall
WHW#117 - Fall/Autumn theme
October blog hop - Holiday theme
BGC

Sep 22, 2013

Fall/Autumn/Thanksgiving card

Wanted to share you a card. Followed a sketch and a color scheme from 2 different blogs. And ofcourse a tute too from here:)


White CS is distressed at edges by crushed olive and on it matted a Kraft CS. Then as per sketch followed the elements to be placed. Punched leaves are stamped with artistic flourish stamp, just to give texture and distressed at edges by frayed burlap. Raffia bow is tied at centre of a wooden button.




 Used baby breath punch to make a doily and on it stamped the sentiment and kept on a satin ribbon which flows between the card.

This is my first try at autumn colors. Hope you like it!!!

Supplies:

White CS, Kraft CS, orange rhinestones - Nupur
Baby breath punch - Khusboo Banka
Artistic florish stamp - Jo ann store
Leaf  punch, ribbon, rhinestone, button, Raffia, handmadepaper - Stash
Sentiment - Small fancy lables 18 - Inspired from stamping store

Challenges entered

Paper secrets -









BGC


September - Customer gallery (used sentiment from Small fancy labels 18)
October blog hop - Holiday theme (Fall/Autumn/Thanksgiving card)
Crafty ribbon challenge -Anything with ribbon
CardzTv - Colors of fall







Sep 18, 2013

Make a wish :)

A quick CAS card again with this latest sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

My take on this Sketch with little bit change in orientation.




Stamped the flourishes, butterfly stamp and the sentiment . Added few rhinestones of different sizes and mounted on a Yellow CS. Tadaa!! Card is ready for the Photo shoot :)


Supplies:

White CS- Nupur Priya
Artistic Flourish clear stamp, Ranger black archival ink -Jo Ann
Butterfly stamp, Sentiment stamp - From Butterfly wings,Big wishes sentiments (Inspired by stamping)
Wild honey Distress ink, Tombow monoliquid glue - Crafters corner
Rhinestones,Yellow CS- stash

Challenges entered:

Wordart wednesday - Anything goes
CAS(E) this sketch


Inspired by stamping - September Customer gallery

Sep 17, 2013

Distressed card

A quick simple card to share with you. Did few techniques such as Sponging, Stamping off and water splotching.



Made a panel by sponging Tumbled glass distress inks and did water splotching, though its not seen much in the pics. Stamped various snowflake stamps using Danube blue momento ink and Tumbled glass and did few  times stamping off techniques too.



Few blue rhinestones on snowflake centres Embossed  horizontal lines using bone folder just below the panel. Finished card by stamping sentiment in Danube blue momento ink.

Supplies:

White CS - Nupur Priya
Danube blue Momento ink and Fiskars Year round cheers -Jovi
Tumbles glass - Jo Ann store
MS scoreboard, Distress blending tool - Mansi
Rhinestones - Stash
Sentiment - Inspired by stamping- Winter wonderful

Challenges :

IBSIC - customer gallery - September
Inspired by stamping -September bloghop
Color conceptions - Spread your wings with inks

Sep 16, 2013

Just for you!

A card with a rare combination. These color combos hasn't fascinated me until i tend to make this card.
But when things fell in place, i started to like it :)



White embossed card is taken and distressed with yellow pigment ink at the corners leaving a central portion. And french pastry doily diecut is taken in halves and placed at top and bottom.




Victorian panel diecut is made from a white crepe paper, added to the centre of card. Sunflower die,olive branches, Small exotic buterflies #1 are from Cherrylynn designs. Few pearls and rhinestones are added. Sentiment is  inspired from stamping store and a portion of victorian panel die is used to cut the sentiment diecut.



Then the whole card is matted on a black handmade paper, which is added to white cs.

Hope you like it!!

Supplies:

White and Yellow CS - Nupur Priya
Black handmade paper, Victorian panel die - Itsy bitsy
French pastry doily diecut - Kavitha
Swirls Embossed card  -  Priya Sivaraj
Sunflower, Small exotic butterfly, Olive branches - Crafters corner
Sentiment - Small fancy labels 18 - Inspired by Stamping
Tuxedo black momento ink - Jovita
Yellow Pigment ink, pearls, rhinestones, white crepe paper - Stash 

Challenges entered:

Cherrylynn designs - Things with wings (used butterfly)
IBSIC #66 - White , black , yellow (used green color for leaves which taken from pic inspiration) 
IBSIC - Customer gallery contest - September
Cutrain call challenges - Sunflower surprise