Life's a Joyride

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Do you like cards which have little sceneries in them ? Or a story to tell? I really enjoy creating such sweet scenery cards which have a lot to say with less.

I made one such card for my better half [Yes,Valentine's day special ;)] using some cutest little dies from Sizzix Lifestyle. Here it is:-

The die set I used here is Sizzix thinlits die set- Spring Time, which contains 18 varied dies including some tine florals, rabbits, butterflies, bicycle, leaves, everything Spring !! Perfect for making CAS cards with sceneries.

Those tiny flowers are die cut using foam sheets in different colours and added a touch of pearls(my favorite embellishment) to these. Sentiment, as you might have guessed, is handwritten.

Products used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only(white and gray)(#660020)

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 18 PK-- Spring Time by My Life Handmade (#662515)

White cardstock- Iris sg
Pastel Cardstock- American Crafts textured cardstock
Distress ink- Mowed lawn
pearls, micron pen,cord,coloured foam sheets.

Hope you are having a good day! Happy Valentine's day to all :)

Linking the above card to the following challenges:-

Paru's Card making Challenges- February- Love

AAA Card Challenge- CAS game#108- All You need is love.

Addicted To Stamps and more#279-- CAS

Valentine's Day Gift Box and Card

Monday, 12 February 2018

Hello, hello friends !

Today I'm sharing a last minute Valentine's day gifting idea using the newest Chapter 1 release by Sizzix Lifestyle.

I got this very cute heart shaped gift box known as Sizzix Thinlits- Heart Box, in my kit from the new release by Sizzix. I have never seen such a heart shaped die anywhere before, and I think it's hands down, my favorite box die ever. :)

Check out what I made using it :-

The tiny heart die cuts that were left behind after creating the front of the box were used to make a CAS card co-ordinating with the box.

A closer view of the card :-

Linking the above card to the following challenges :-


The products used for making this cute and simple gifting set are :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only(white and grey)(#660020)

Sizzix Thinlits Die 4 Pk - Heart Box by Sharon Drury (#662518)

White cardstock- Iris sg
Zig Clean Colour Brush pens
Distress Ink- Coral Pink
Stamp- My Favorite Things, Neat and Tangled
Cord, Pearls for embellishing

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Thank you so much for stopping by.

Guest Designing at CAS(E) This Sketch #256

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Hi there!

I'm happy to share that I'm guest designing for this week's challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch. I had won one of their challenges few months ago and I was excited when Chrissy asked me if I would like to guest design for one of their challenges. I have always loved their sketches and I often use them to make my CAS cards. This week they have challenged everyone with a very interesting sketch. Check out below :-

And here's my interpretation of the sketch :-

Pretty clean, simple and quick one to make. Those hearts are from Sizzix Bigz die- Heartfelt, which are watercoloured using Gansai Tambi paints. The sentiment on the white heart is from My Favorite Things- Harvest mouse stamp set. I wanted to define the hearts more clearly so I doodled along their edges uising my micron pen. That's pretty much about the making process. Nothing too elaborate. 

Hope you feel inspired to participate in this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge # 256. :)

Upcycling With Dies

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hi friends!

I'm sharing another home decor project today, this time it involves upcycling of an empty jam glass jar. I recently attended a workshop on decoupage by the talented artist Maninder Kaur of Rainbow Karftykari and although this is not exactly what the workshop was about, it sure gave me an idea to use some die cuts for upcycling a glass jar.

Recently received my new Chapter 1 dies from Sizzix Lifestyle( and they are all spring-themed, with beautiful butterfly and floral dies.

Products used :-

- A clean glass jar
- White Chalk Paint from Papericious
- Deco Art Decoupage Glue
- Flat brush
- Wood Varnish
-- Rhinestones
--Yellow cardstock

Method :-

I started by cleaning the surface of the glass jar using cotton and spirit(rubbing alcohol).
Then I applied two-three coats of white acrylic chalk paint using a sopnge , letting each coat dry before applying the next one. Then I arranged my die cuts over the glass jar and after I knew where I wanted them, I adhered the die cuts using decoupage glue. As we go on applying the glue and sticking on the die cut, slight pressure should be applied over the die cut using a tissue paper so that it adheres finely over the curved surfaces. Then I applied another coat of decoupage glue using the brush all over the adhered die cuts. 
For finishing the jar, I adhered some rhinestones and tied the baker's twine around the neck of the jar. Lastly, applied two coats of wood varnish over the complete jar.

And it's ready to be used as a centre piece of your showcase rack or dining table ;) 
Isn't that easy? 

Would love to know your views.