Dec 30, 2014

Vintage card - Just for U :)

Its my second time try at Vintage style. Earlier card can be seen here. Love this style for the dark tones of brown, beige, tans, black hues and still creating magic.

This is the last card for this year 2014 and also DT inspiration card for the Cardabilities challenge.

Felt like IBS Vintage floral PP is so apt for this theme and so matted this against the black CS. To achieve the look, pp is roughed,rolled at edges using scissors, distressed with vintage photo DI and to give a bit more darker shade, distressed pp at various places and stamped randomly with IBS script stamp from Friends forever stamp set using same DI. Am in love with the effect it has created on bg.

Used Doily die and cut the doilies of various sizes in brown CS. And on it, arranged the floral using Joycrafts die. This time, tried a different flower other than my usual flower style. Hope you like it!

Closer shot of flowers

For stamens, used CLD embellishment dies and cut in black CS. The rose strips are diecut in white and distressed with Vintage photo DI and the florishes of black and white to balance the flowers.
Sentiment is stamped in oval scallop diecut and distressed with DI.

Thats all from me :)

Wishing all my readers, blogger-pals, a very very Happy and Wonderful New Year 2015. May your days ahead be more joyous and lovely :)

Thanks so much for the support and lovely comments, which is the only source of driving force for me.


Vintage floral PP - IBS
CS- Brown,Black
Dies - Joycrafts florishes die, MFT scrolled florishes, CLD embellishments die, CLD rose leaf strip, Nellie Snellen doily die,Couture Scalloped oval die

Stamps- Script from IBS forever friends set
              Sentiment from Small label stamp set
Inks - vintage photo DI


IBS customer gallery - vintage floral pp and forever friends stampset.

Dec 15, 2014

You're Special!!!

This fortnight's DT inspiration for Cardabilities blog. Blogging for the first time from Chennai..Oh yeah...Enjoying winter vacation now here with such heavy downpour :)

Sketch#113 is

Hope you like my attempt on the inspiration. Play along the challenge and visit Cardabilities to see fellow DTs inspirations.

About the card:

PP is distressed at the edges and matted against the White CS. Another PP is used  as frame diecut, and on it arranged a simple floral cluster with the baby pink roses, pale blue rose and a simple florish.

Tifany border strip is diecut from a light blue pp and matted on the frame under the floral cluster.
A large IO butterfly die is added near the floral cluster to add an extra interest.

Few pearls as accents. and IBS sentiment added on a banner.

Base PP, Tiffany border strip PP - Zephyr paper pad
Frame diecut PP - Docrafts Paperpad
Dies - IO butterfly, CLD gardenia strip, MFT florish, Joycrafts frame die
DI - Spun sugar, Tumbled glass


IBS - customer gallery (used just because stampset)

Dec 9, 2014

Love :)

Before i go for winter vacation to India, Wish to send some love to you all :)
It was a sudden surprise by my hubby, and a bit heavy heart, am gonna travel and spend my vacation without him by my side and on the other hand, happy to attend India's ever first Prima Workshop at Chennai !!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Wonderful New Year 2015 :)

Last card for this year from here before i sign off for vacation !!

Matted a red pp against a ivory base CS. A simple floral arrangement using Cheery Lynn Gardenia strip flowers, baby breaths from CLD embellishment die and the leaves are from CLD ivy florish die.

Love this sentiment from IBS and want to focus the sentiment this time. Hence added on Marianne frame die which is tilted and off centered and around which arranged the floral clusters.

Flowers are misted with water and shaped to make flowers with yellow pollen centres. Baby breaths are shaped and glitter dot centered.

The hearts, border die, sentiment are from the same stamp set - IBS Sweet valentine which is discontinued now. One of my ever favorite stamp set. Inspired by stamping (IBS) known for their lovely sentiment stamps and Am so in love with those stamps.

To add little interest, added a big butterfly from IO die and few rew rhinestones as accents.

Hope you like it!!!


PP - Zephyr paper pad
Ivory CS - Fabriano
Gardenia strip, Embellishments, Ivy Florish - Cheery lynn Designs die
Butterfly - IO die
Yellow pollen, Glitter dots, Rhinestones from Stash

Challenges entered:

Cheerylynn Designs - red and green (Gardenia strip, Embellishments, Ivy Florish - Cheery lynn Designs die)
IBS customer gallery - IBS sweet valentine stamp set
IBS #88 color sketch

Creative moments - Anything goes

Dec 4, 2014

Season's Greetings Card+Box!

Hello Friends!!

An early Season's greetings card from me this time. Little one's winter holidays are gonna start within few days and wish to gift this to his loving class teacher Mrs. Beena Antony.
Keeping in mind, few challenges, come up with a card today. 

Here we go,

If you are a frequent visitor of my blog, would be known by this time, that am a pastel shade lover and its so hard for me to use glitter, sparkle kind and dark shades in my projects. Yet this time, tried using those in my card.

First of all, must say, i love this Mexican tile from Cheerylynn Designs and was waiting to use for Xmas time cards. Purposely left few places with negatives of diecut and matted against a red CS and again which is matted on the white Base CS.

Always wanted to make poinsettia from the Cheerylynn rose strip die and at last included here. Hope you like my attempt. Applied golden glitter glue on the leaves to give a sparkly effect and three golden half pearls for the centre.

And a last minute inclusion is the Bauble. Yes thats a harddrawn one and gold embossed part is the central portion of the mexican tile diecut, which i havent used for the card centre, instead used to make the bauble.

A sentiment on a diecut with few rhinestones.

And inside of card has a diecut with Xmas and New year wishes and the ornate corners are again made sparkly using Gold Glitter glue.

Hope you like it!!


CS - Fabriano White, Red CS
Dies - Cheerylynn Mexican tile, die, Cheerylynn rose strip die, Spellbinders Timeless rectangle die, Itsy bitsy Venetian label die
Ranger gold embossing powder
Heat gun
Sentiments - IBS holidays sentiment set
Pearls, Glitter glue, rhinestones


Made a matching box for this card.

Challenges entered:

Cheerylynn challenges- T'is the season (Cheerylynn Mexican tile, die, Cheerylynn rose strip die) WINNER

Beyond grey challenges - Sparkly christmas and new year eve (used red, green,white, xmas ,new year sentiments and used gold embossing powder, gold glitter glue and rhinestones as sparkles)

Kraftzone - Bingo with a box (Dies+Flowers+Pearls and Sentiment+Stamping+Pearls)

IBS december customer gallery (used IBS holidays sentiment set)

IBS - Color sketch #88