Nov 30, 2014

Just for You :)

Hi Friends,

Yet another month end reveal for the cardabilities Sketch #112 and my take for DT inspiration is

Sketch #112

Karen Gerber, known for the awesome sketches at Cardabilities and each one of it, is my favorite.
Visit the blog to see my fellow DTs awesome inspirations for the challenge.

And about my card..

Patterned paper is matted on to the base CS and distressed the edges. Wanted to go for muted tones and so this attempt of creating a flower cluster which is much similar to the pp tone.

Gessoed down the central portion of the pp to tone down the pp a bit and on that the flower cluster are placed.  Tessatina border , Medical gauze, Raffia, pollens, along with the Floral spray and the diecut leaves which are distressed with weathered wood.

Few pearls to finish off the card with the sentiment on a banner near the cluster and random splashes of inks.

Hope you like the card.


CS - Fabriano brusto
PP - Hand made memories 12/1 2paperstack
Dies - Joycrafts floral florishes, CLD ivy leaves, Memory box Tessatina border
Sentiment - All occasion from Stampendous
Ink - Ranger Balck Archival ink, Weathered Wood DI
Pearls, Raffia, Medical gauze from stash

Challenges Entered:

Beyond grey challenges: Monochromatic
Crafty sentiments designs - Use diecuts  (Used Joycrafts die for flowers, Cheerylnn die for ivy leaves, Memory box tessatina border die)
Virginia's View Challenge - Distressing

Red Poppies :)

Hi Friends,

Wish to try some coloring with distress inks and this time, its with Poppies stamp. I heart this stamp and it was there in my wishlist for a long time. At last tried now.

Will be coming up with card variations using this lovely stamp soon.

Stamped with Black archival ink and colored using Festive berries DI. Layered Timeless rectangle diecuts on a base CS and distressed its edges too with the Festive berries DI.

Though am not satisfied with my outcome of coloring, dint feel like throwing in to pacify me, added IBS Sentiment, which i feel apt to my mood. Few pearls are added as accents.

Hope to improve in my future trials.

Leave your comments which means a lot to me :)


CS- Fabriano Brusto
Dies Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles
Stamp - Heroarts Delicate Blossoms,
              IBS Trendy circles

Crafty sentiments Design - Use diecuts ( Used Spellbinders Timeless rectangles)
BeyongGreyChallenges - Monochromatic
IBS -Customer gallery (used trendy circles sentiment stamp)
IBS#88 (used red and white)

Nov 15, 2014

Debut DT Post!

Very Happy to Design for Cardabilities today and this is my Debut post as Design Team member.

Thank You Karan Gerber for this awesome chance to work with the wonderful Design members across the globe. Always loved your wonderful floral sketches.

The Sketch #111 reveal for today is

And my take on the Sketch is

Its a 6x6 card floral card with a digital image sponsored by the Pickled Potpourri Designs.

A kraft CS is matted on a IBS Vintage floral PP. Colored the digi using Faber Castell watercolor pencils and used a dry technique. Hope it needs a lot of improvement.

Roses are made using CLD gardenia die and colored with Festive berries DI. The other flowers are created using MFT petal party die and colored with Tumbled glass DI.

Colored digi placed centrally on a doily and the floral arrangement are on a side with CLD rose leaves die and CLD ivy flourishes die which are again sponged with Peeled paint and Crushed olive DIs.

Few DI inks splatters and pearl centres to finish off the card with a IBS sentiment on Spellbinders banner using Rangers Archival black ink.

Visit Cardabilities blog to see my fellow Designers' creations and play along to have fun.


PP - IBS Vintage floral 
CS - Fabriano kraft
Inks - DIs : Peeled paint, Crushed olive, Festive berries and Rangers Archival Black ink
Sentiment - IBS Just because set
Dies - CLD:  Ivy florishes die,  Rose leaf die, Gardenia strip, MFT : petal party
Nellie Snellen doily


IBS customer gallery - Used Jus because stamp set, Vintage floral pp

IBS #88  (Used kraft, white , red and green )
Color challenge

Nov 8, 2014

I'm Thankful!

Hi Friends!

Am back again with am thankful card. Its for all the loving wishes for my birthday which just poured in my inbox and embellished my day in a very special way..

And also loads of craft supplies as gifts from my Mom, which just reached UAE few days before. And my hubby ordered lots of craft supplies which safely reached my Cousin at USA, which will reach me next year only..

And another happy news...Have been selected as the Design Team Member of Cardabilities. Love the wonderful sketches at the blog and am so very happy to be among the talented bunch of designers there. Thank you Karan Gerber, for the chance in your awesome team :)

Lot many reasons to say Thanks from my end :)

Made a 6x6 floral card. PPs are matted on the dark brown CS. All the florals except the central white flower is handmade ones. CLD gardenia strip is used to make the flowers and the small roses are made form Mft fancy blossoms die.
Florals are arranged on the tulle with CLD roses leaves and CLD Tropical flourish die.

Florals are distressed with Distress inks - Festive berries, Tumbled glass and dry embossed with the yellow pollens as centres. Sentiment is stamped on banner made from Marianne die

Joycrafts die - Butterflies are added . Few pearls, Raffia double bow as accents to finish the card.


CS - Fabriano Dark brown CS
PPs- Woody and Vintage Notes
Dies -Joycrafts Vintage florishes
          Marianne Banner die
          MFT fancy blossoms
          CLD gardenia strip
          CLD tropical florish
          CLD rose leave strip
DIs - Tumbled glass, Festive berry
Black Archival Ink
Sentiment - IBS Just Because stamp set
Cream Raffia - RAK from Pooja (Reusing with Quilling). Thanks Pooja :)


Cheerylynn challenges - Give Thanks (CLD gardenia strip
          CLD tropical florish
          CLD rose leave strip)

IBS - Customer gallery (IBS just because stamp set)
IBS - #87

Sketch saturday - #334