Jan 30, 2015

Layered Vintage Card :)

DT inspiration card for Cardabilities here! Very fond of inks these days and tried to create layered vintage bg for this card.

Here we go,

Sketch for this challenge

Watercolor cs is taken and built the layers from scratch, using various DIs - Aged Mahogany, Scattered straw, Vintage Photo. Adequately misting and drying every layer before adding each layer of inks. Then the edges are roughed and rolled at diagonal corners of the card.

Heidi Swapp Script stamp (new in my stash) is randomly stamped, and its shown vaguely at few places only as its been lost in misting and ink layerings.

Took heart diecuts in Red CS and distressed its edges in black soot DI. The CLD medium rose diecuts are distressed with aged mahogany and pearl centered. And Spellbinders foliage leave diecuts are distressed with evergreen bough and aged mahogany, misted and shaped.

Diagonally, Kaisercraft Heisian stamp(new in my stash) is stamped using Vintage photo DI for the extra textured look for the card.

Sentiment is from IBS Everyday Sentiment stampset which is selectively stamped using Ranger Archival ink and the banner edges are distressed using Vintage Photo DI. And random splashes of Black soot inks as the finishing touch!

This front panel is then matted in a black CS which is then on a white base CS.Few black rhinestones are added as accents on heart diecut.

Hope you like the overall look of the card!


CS- Fabriano CS
Inks- DIs- Vintage photo, Aged Mahogany,Scattered straw, Black soot, Evergreen bough
Stamp - heidi Swap script stamp, IBS everyday greetings, Kaisercraft Heisian stamp
Dies - CLD medium rose, Spellbinders foliage die, Itsy Bitsy heart thinlits


IBS#90 - Hearts

IBS customer gallery - Used everyday sentiment

Jan 29, 2015

You are Lovely :)

Made a simple card today with combination which i always in love with and used only Cheerylynn dies to make. When it comes to patterned paper use, its hard for me to put scissors on it. Rather am hoarding a whole lot of pps which had been lying in stash for several months now.

Now on to my card,

Took kraft A2 cs from Recollections stack and used for the base of the card. On it, used pp from Homemade memories 12/12 stack and as a focal element placed a diecut from Zephyr paper pad. Stamped sentiment from IBS sweet valentine set using my new Sepia Ranger's Archival ink. Added few pearls and heart pearls as accents.

Blooms are made using the DCWV pastel cs. Big roses are made using CheeryLynnDesigns gardenia strip and small roses using CLD medium roses, baby breaths are from CLD embellishment die 3, the foliage are made using CLD olive branches, CLD rose leaf strip.

CLD tiffany border strips are kept below the florals and a pink double stich grossgrain ribbon, added few pearls. Hope you like it!


CS- Recollections A2 base kraft CS, DCWV pastels pink CS, Fabriano kraft CS
Cheerylynn Designs gardenia strip
CLD rose leaf strip
CLD olive branches
CLD medium rose
CLD tiffany border die
CLD embellishment die 3

Stamp - IBS Sweet valentine
Ink - Ranger's Archival Sepia ink
Pearls. heart pearls, Pink grossgrain ribbon


Cheerylynn Designs- Anything goes 
(Cheerylynn Designs gardenia strip,CLD rose leaf strip,CLD olive branches,CLD medium rose,CLD tiffany border die
CLD embellishment die 3)

IBS#90 (hearts, used rose, white on card)

IBS customer gallery (used sweet valentine stamp set)

613Avenue create - Anything goes with twist (used patternedpaper, ribbon, dry embossing on flowers.diecuts)

SSS- Anything goes

Jan 20, 2015

Inspired by...

Hey Hi!

A quick post today as my son gone for a dance practice for tomorrow's Tiny Tot's Day in school, had ample 6 hours to finish a DT post and this card today :)

This card is much inspired by very many things...
First the quote which comes in IBS Butterfly wings stamp set, which was a challenge win at IBS :)
Love the stamp set for the different butterflies and for the quotes.

Second which caught my eye ...was this Inspiration pic which is my screensaver in my lappy for a long time.

And last...those sunset colors and the images of it.

I wanted to try those colors and wanted to make a card and so this dare attempt from my end,
Now...you should say...how it looks?

Took a 5x5 white CS and started building the colors from scattered straw, rusty hinge, aged mahogany, vintage photo and black soot DIs. I enjoyed the process being so inky :)

I stamped those wild flowers, grasses and wheat stalk from Meadows stampset and the stamped the sentiment in versamark and white heat embossed.

And stamped the butterfly near the wheat stalk and just drawn the legs alone, as if its grabbing it.

Hope you like it! Do leave comments, as it means a lot to me :)


Fabriano White CS
Inks - DIs - Scattered straw, Rusty hinge, Aged Mahogany, Vintage photo, Black Soot 
Ranger Black Archival ink

Stamps  - Sentiment and Butterfly from Butterfly wings
Grasses, wild flowers from Meadows from Inkadinkado

WOW white embossing powder. versamark embossing ink, heat tool


IBS customer gallery - used Sentiment and Butterfly from  IBS Butterfly wings

One stich at a time - Anything goes with something new (Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set,Scattered straw DI are new in my stash)

country view challenge - something new to u (Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set,Scattered straw DI are new in my stash)

Jan 19, 2015

Love Birds Card :)

Love is in air.....

Valentine day is nearing and the challenges at very many blog demands Love themed cards :)

And so my attempt making a Love themed one with various diecuts and use of dark shades. Hope you like it!!

Here we go,

The red CS front panel is a diecut from my new Spellbinder die - A2 Divine Eloquence and this has been matted on base White and Black CS. And on it Cheerylynn French pastry doily in black is kept as a base for the white caged birds diecut.

Hope it goes so well with the theme Love, as they look each other and to emphasize even more, added heart rhinestones on each bird and the point of their meet, added a wood veener heart which is sponged with Worn lipstick DI.

The floral spray is made using the new cheerylynn die in my stash...Those cabagge roses and single petal blooms are made using CLD Medium rose, which are sponged with Worn lipstick DI and the leaves are from Ivy florishes, which again are sponged with Bundled sage DI. Both leaves and flowers are sponged and shaped. The Memory box die hanging hearts are also my new addition to my craft stash, to which added pearls hearts at centre.

The IBS sentiment is stamped on the banner die of the Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence and
few rhinetsones are added as accents.

Hope you like my first card of this Valentine season  :)


CS - Fabriano White, Black, red

Cheerylynn die - Medium rose
Cheerylynn die - French pastry
Cheerylynn die- Ivy florishes
Memory box - Precious hearts
Spellbinders - A2 Divine Eloquence

Frekled fawn - Woodveener heart
Inks - Bundled sage, Wornlipstick DIs
Ranger black Archival ink

Sentiment - IBS sweet valentine


Cheerylynn -  Sweethearts (used hanging hearts, heart wood veener, heart rhinestones, heart pearls)
(Cheerylynn die - Medium rose
Cheerylynn die - French pastry
Cheerylynn die- Ivy florishes)

Allsorts - Spring flowers

Fairytale stampers - Flowers

NBUS - Cheerylynn medium rose die, Memory box precious hearts die are new in my craft stash

IBS customer gallery - Used selective stamping on IBS sweet valentine stampset

IBS - hearts and colors as well

Jan 17, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Love this season especially for the Snowflakes... and wanted to create a winter scene with the dies on hand.

This time took Cheerylynn Snowflakes die and used it on a winter scene. Hope you like it!

Here we go,

Matted Spellbinders curved rectangles on blue and white base cardstocks. The front panel is tore and roughed at its edges. Stamped my new Kaisercraft Woodgrain stamp in White embossing powder and slightly sponged with Vintage photo DI to mimic the frosty look on trees. MS sprig punch is used to added to create the frosty look of leaves on tree trunk.

A small diecut of same die is used to create a mini scene for the sentiment which says "Let it Snow". Masked the area and sponged with Tumbled glass and Broken China DIs and stamped the sentiment. And on the lower part on the word, "Snow" and around it added Diamond dust twinklets to create a frosty look.

And this is mounted on the front panel and to it added the Memory box Deer Trio diecut (a new addition to my craft stash), which is sponged on edges with vintage photo to give a defined look.
The deer family in kept on the snow which is created on base of the front panel.

And now the CLD snowflakes diecuts are taken, sponged with tumbled glass DI and added on the entire winter wonderland.

Hope you like this attempt.


CS - Fabriano CS white and blue

Cheerylynn Dies - Snowflakes die
Memory box - Deer trio
Spellbinders - Curved rectangles die

DI - Tumbled glass,broken china, vintage photo
Rangers Black archival ink


IBS winter wonderland for sentiment
Kaisercraft woodgrain stamp


Cheerylynn : Snowflakes (CLD snowflakes die)
Pinspiration challenge - Snowflake

Jan 15, 2015

Pastel shades

My DT inspiration card for this fortnight at Cardabilities .

Come and play along the challenge and this time our Super Sponser is none other than my very favorite Inspired by Stamping.
Known for superb images and awesome stamps with wonderful quotes. Check their blog and join their pinterest board for inspirations.

Here is my card!

The sketch #115 is

Did you see my new personalised watermark from Cardabilities. Oh yeah...ever first DT term and ever first personalised watermark...am all the more joy :) Thank U Karan Gerber, am in love with your awesome sketches and so the watermark!!!

Coming to the card, Used Spellbinders - Curved rectangles for layering on a base white CS. The diecuts are sponged using spun sugar and mustard seed DIs when in dies itself to have a neat sponged border.

Did you noticed my new Spellbinders _Foliage die. That is the new one in my craft stash. The leaves are from those dies and again i sponged with crushed olive when they are in dies itself, to get a defined look.

IBS Australian Nature stamp set is used for those butterflies, which are heat embossed in black Zing powder and sponged with Rusty hinge DI.This stamp is also my new craft stash.

IBS Sentiment is stamped on the Spellbinders banners and ribbons die and and they are also sponged with spun sugar DI.

Few pearls here and there as accents.

Hope you like this simple card :)

Wishing all Indian friends A Very Happy Mahar Sankranti / Pongal : "Harvest Festival" :)
May this new month brings all prosperity and happiness into everyone's life :)


CS - White Fabriano CS
Dies - Spellbinders Foliage die, Spellbinders curved rectangles, Spellbinders banners and ribbons
DIs - Spun sugar, peeled paint,mustard seed, rusty hinge
Ranger Black archival ink 
IBS Australian nature  for butterfly, IBS Butterfly wings for sentiment


IBS customer galleryIBS Australian nature  for butterfly, IBS Butterfly wings for sentiment
IBS #90 - used baby pink and white

Jan 8, 2015

Winter Whites :)

First post in this new year 2015!!

Like last year, this year too i have started my first post on WOW card (white on white). Am a big fan of WOW cards. Earlier done 4 Wow cards and you can check here .

This card done entirely using Cheerylynn dies only :)

CLD's Mexican tile die is used for the front panel and for me every tile look like a snowflake :) .Its matted against a front and base panel using foam tape for the dimensional look. White Thai tissue paper is used for the central portion and the texture of it, mimics snowy feel and on it added my new CLD Snowflakes die, which has very many sizes and patterns of the snowflakes. At one go, you can have lots of snowflake diecuts :) IBS sentiment is stamped using versamark and silver embossed.

Diagonally at corners, the flower clusters are made using CLD gardenia die, one of my ever favorite for making roses and this time i used diamond dust glitter for that frosty look on flowers.
The Flaky flowers are made using CLD embellishment die and the CLD build flower-2 leaves are being used along  with CLD ivy flourish die, CLD tropical flourish die.

Few more shots

Pearls of various sizes used as centres in snowflakes and flowers.

Hope you like it!!


Base CS, Front panel - Fabriano 

CLD -gardenia strip,
CLD tropical flourish
CLD snowflakes die
CLD mexican tile die
CLD ivy flourish
CLD embellishments die
CLD build a flower 2

Zing silver embossing powder, pearls.

Stamp - IBS winter wonderland


Cheerylynn designs- Winter white

IBS customer gallery - winter wonderful stamp set used

Cardmania - CMC#64 Make it sparkle (Diamond dust on flowers for sparkle look)

Dies r us - Anything goes with something new  (used my brand new stuffs - Cheerylynn Snowflake die , Cheerylynn Build a flower-2 )

Pinspirational challenge - Snowflake

NBUS#3 (used my brand new stuffs - Cheerylynn Snowflake die , Cheerylynn Build a flower-2 )