Apr 29, 2014

Pink Posies :)

Very happy to share that, today my card is being featured at Inspired By Stamping blog. Would like to thank Joanna and IBS team for this opportunity. This card and the co-ordinating box is made by IBS products  such as Spring liliac, Vintage floral paperpads, Sweet Valentine and Butterfly wings Stamp sets

Now onto card :)

Used this pic for inspiration.

The pps from Spring floral and Vintage floral are taken in light mint and baby pink color and matted. Used Picket fence distress stains randomly on pps to tone down their colors. This card front is matted with 6x6 white base cs.

Tore the pp at top left corner and curled up the edges, such that inner pp later is visible. And inbetween that space, tucked a baby pink tulle. Baby pink roses are made using Joy craft die and leaves are made from CLD rose leaf die and muted the color of it by applying picket fence DS on it.

Fillers flowers, mini rose buds are added to create the spray and teeny tiny bow added. Butterflies are heat embossed on vellum and colored with spun sugar Distress ink. Sentiment is stamped on a white vellum and heart pearls are added. Few white pearls as accents.

Box :)

Box and Card:)

This box is so very apt for holding 3dimensional projects such as 6x6 cards. Made a box from 300 gsm kraft cs and used velcro for its closures. On the sides, used CLD tiffany border on white cs. And on top of it, followed the same color scheme as card. Used digital freebies for pps and matted on each other using foam adhesive. Mulberry flowers with candi polka dot centres, a mft florish, grosgrain ribbon and few pearls are added. Sentiment is added on a Venetian label frame and added at centre.

I absoultely enjoyed doing this monochromatic shabby chic project. Hope you like it too!


White Fabriano CS
PPs- IBS - Spring liliac, Vintage floral paperpads
Dies - Joy crafts die, Itsy Bitsy Venetian label frame
Stamps - IBS - Sentiment :Sweet Valentine ,Butterfly - Butterfly wings
Picket fence Distress stain, pearls,vellum, Zing white embossing powder

Box :
Kraft CS
PPs -Digital freebies
Dies - Venetian label frame
Sentiment - IBS Sweet valentine stamp set
Mulberry flowers, candi dots, mft florish, pink pearls, pink grossbrain ribbon

Challenges entered:

Dubai Scrapbooking - Pic inspiration (pic shared above)
Itsy Bitsy - Monochromatic challenge
Crafters corner -  Go 3D (Box for a dimensional card)
613create Avenue - Anything goes

Apr 23, 2014

Altered Frame :)

Hey Hi Friends!
Today's post is about an altered frame. This frame was lying with me for more than 1.5 yrs now and current challenges demand it to alter it and so this sweet trial :) 

This frame fits 4"x6" pic and it was gifted by a friend when we left Taiwan. So wanted to place a pic which we took in Taiwan in an outdoor shoot, before our relocation to UAE.

This pic was taken during onset of Spring season and so wanted to give more cheery and colorful blooms which is signature of Spring :)

Gessoed down the frame and added these lacey distressed Tiffany border by modpodging it. Border is distressed with Walnut stain - Distress stain. Then blooms are made from Cheerylynn Designs (CLD) Gardenia strip and the floral leaves are made from CLD Olive branches and MFT florish dies which is again sponged with peeled paint Distress stain. 

Closeup views of Blooms :)

Flowers are misted with Distress stains (Milled lavender, Mustard seed, Dried marigold, Dusty concord) and embossed to give shapes. (Love making these as i never used these colors for flowers earlier). Centre is made using styrofoam balls which is filled with Pop microbeads. (Oh ya...its my new add to my stash..Just loving it) Fillers flowers are added to clusters.

Love Heart woodchip is gesso-ed first and then misted with Heidi Swapp Georgia peach shimmer and lastly added glossy accents for that glossiness. Lastly added pearl strips and FAMILY glittered alphas as final touch.



I totally loved altering this frame and planned to gift it to Mom as Mothers Day gift :)
Hope you too like it!!


CS-  Fabriano brusto
Distress stains - Milled lavender, Dusty concord, Dried marigold, Mustard seed
Dies - Tiffany border, MFT florish die, CLD olivebranches and gardenia strip
Pop microbeads - pink and black
Heidi Swapp - Georgia peach shimmer
Freckled fawn -Heart woodchips
FAMILY - Itsy bitsy glittered alphas, glossy accents
pearls, filler flowers,


Dubai Scrapbooking Blog - Altered frame 

Color conception - Anything but cards  (mine is Altered frame)

IBS#81 - Flowers

Stampartic- Using dies (CLD tiffany border die, flowers from CLD gardenia strip dies, CLD olive branches dies, MFT leafy florish die)

Curtain call challenge- Confetti crush

Apr 10, 2014

Quilling - My love :)

Its my ever first guestie post and am super excited about that. Thank you so much Deepti Stephens for this honor and offer.So sweet of u dear.

Quilling holds a very special place in my heart though am much into Cardmaking these days :)

Check CSCC blog for current challenge.

Here is the sneak peak for you all. Check here for the full reveal of the card :)

Come and play along the challenge. Lets have a "chill quill pill" :)

Apr 9, 2014

Birthday blooms :)

Today's post is dedicated to my Dearmost Mom.

"Very Very Happpppy Birthday Ma...Love u soooooo much".

This is a CAS card i made for her..

White CS is embossed  and this front panel is matted on a base White CS. To the front panel, Twine is wrapped at centre of it and on it added vellum flowers. This is the first time tried using vellum to make flowers. And these are colored using Distress Stains- Rustyhinge, Mustard seed, Milled lavender and Dusty concord.

CLD ivy florish diecuts are added around the flowers. Scalloped sentiment banner is added on top of a layered diecut. The sentiment banner is embossed and distressed at edges for the sentiment to pop up.

Butterfly is embossed with Black Ep and distressed with tumbled glass for that slight blue tint.
Few pearls are added for the final touch.

Hope you like it.


White CS - Fabriano Brusto
Darice Interlocking Embossing folder
Thick White Vellum,
Dies - CLD Ivy florish, Itsy Bitsy - Scallop oval , Panel Venetian frame
Distress Stains - Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Miled Lavender.
IBS -Summer Florals stamp set for flowers , Lovely birthday
Baker's Twine, pearls.

Challenges :

Lulupu -Summer theme CAS cards (Used orange, yellow and blue and made floral CAS card)
BGC- Grown with love (used florals, butterfly)
IBS - Customer gallery (used Summer Florals stamp set for flowers , Lovely birthday for sentiment)
CLD - Anything goes (used CLD ivy florish dies)

P.S. Recently bought Distress Stains from a Bulgarian paper artist - Lidiya Baltova. Actually she destashed it as she gonna pursue her business. Am so delighted to receive from her and she is the past designer team of Paperlane, whose work, i have admired a lot. Thank U Lidiya and just loving those Distress stains a lot :) Love this sweet gesture!

Apr 6, 2014

Quilled Sunflowers card :)

Oh Yeah...Its been a loooong time since i quilled. After my Quilled Dedication frame for my granny, this is the card in recent times i made.

These quilled elements were made some 10 days before and just assembled today to form sunflowers, leaves, tendrils and twines. Happy to share since its completely made using Quilling Needle only and the flowers are made with 1.5mm width strips and distressed on tips with rich cocoa momento ink. Fringed flowers are distressed with wildhoney DI on edges. For an added interest, made some multistrips scrolls.

The background is made by scoring a Kraft CS on scoreboard randomly and distressing again with rich cocoa momento ink to give a wood bg and matted on sandcolor CS. And the this mounted on a black CS whose surface is vertically scored to create little texture to the card.

Wrapped Raffia around card, added a wooden button and a sentiment banner to finish the card. Hope you like it!

Linking this to  IBS Blog hop - Buttons


Mixed media frame

My little sis- soon to be bride loved it so much. Need to carry all the way from UAE to India... And so this framing idea :)

Apr 3, 2014

Spread ur wings...

Yet another Butterfly card from me. Little one is back to school today and now in KG2 :)

Used only CheeryLynn designs dies to make this card. Love the DCWV Mariposa collection a lot. Matted this to the kraft cardbase. Diecut CLD English teaparty doily from a Pattern paper and distressed with Tumbled glass DI. And the Tiffany border diecut is added to it.

And top of doily, Bloom is added by embossed and distressed petals using CLD sunflower die and CLD tropical florish is diecut from vellum to tone down the effect and tucked underneath the bloom. CLD  small exotic butterflies are diecut and distressed with tumbled glass DI and rich cocoa momento ink.

Sentiment is stamped from IBS butterfly wings stamp set and so the butterflies and the dragon fly. As a final touch, used fiskars tetra corner punch, added white rhinestones on corners and mini pearls on butterfly bodies.

Wanted to try out this combination and just went on what heart desired and this is the result. Hope you like the card. Many thanks for the visits and comments and that is what driving me in this crazy passionate crafty world :)


Base- Fabriano Kraft CS

PPs -DCWV Mariposa collection, Zephyr pattern paper 

Dies - CLD Tropical florish , CLD Tiffany border, CLD sunflower die, CLD small exotic butterflies with wings, CLD English tea party doily with wings.

Stamps- IBS Butterfly wings

Inks - Tumbled glass DI, Rich cocoa momento ink, Ranger Archival black ink
pearls, rhinestones


CLD - Back to nature (added diecut butterflies, stamped butterflies, butterfly pp, stamped dragonfly)
(Dies - CLD Tropical florish , CLD Tiffany border, CLD sunflower die, CLD small exotic butterflies with wings, CLD English tea party doily with wings)

IBS - Customer gallery  (IBS Butterfly wings)

Inky Chiks - Butterflies (used diecut butterflies, stamped butterflies, card front from Mariposa collection)