Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Good Things

Hi everyone,
 I'm back with yet another card for Lulupu- word play challenge. I'm having so much fun playing along and this is my third entry to that challenge. Love all the cute cards by DT members and my fellow crafting friends there. :D

Firstly, I made the background with the help of memento dew drop ink pad-dandelion using spray technique that I saw some time back in one of  the Deepti Stephens' videos. Loved this technique.:) Hand drew the pram and cut it out from two different pattered papers, and stuck it with the help of foam to give it some dimension. The little feet are punched out from a textured black matstack. Sentiment is hand written on a strip of vellum.

Dedicating this card to all my friends who have recently entered or are just about to enter the amazing world of parenthood. Yes, good things do come in small packages :D Stay blessed!

Hope you all like it :) Let me know :D
Have a nice day. 

Also linking it to:

Friday, 25 October 2013

A quick card-Get well soon

Hi dear friends,
I'm back with a simple card for the challenge for CAS on sunday-get well soon. I know I'm posting this at the eleventh hour, just didn't want to miss this one. Here are the pics:

The ECG reading is hand-drawn. The silver border is hand-drawn with the help of a stencil. The heart is hand drawn and cut out of a textured mat stock and stuck with the help of foam. The band-aid is cut out from a patterned paper and the edges are inked slightly using memento dandelion ink.Sentiment is hand written.

hope you all like  it .:)
Happy crafting!

Also linking it to
 lulupu- word play. I hope this card goes with the current theme.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Friends, please advise

Hello dear friends,
Since I'm quite new to the crafting and blogging world, I really haven't tried my hand at stamping and embossing yet. So I want to invest in some good basic must-have stamps, inks and other products required for a good crafting experience. Just  wanted to know which stamps and inks should I buy first(brands you trust the most) and the names of the stores where i can get them at comparatively economical rates. I know there are so many online stores, and I'm going through each one I can find, but that has just doubled my confusion  :(  There are so many things I like and wish I could buy them all, but as we all know, crafting items are expensive and I prefer doing it in an affordable way. Hope you all understand. Please drop in your suggestions. If you wish to keep the discussions personal, just drop in your email id and I would get in touch personally.Your help would be really appreciated. Thanks for your valuable time and hope you have a great day!! :)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Shake it, shake it Baby ;)

Heyy Friends,
I'm sure you must be wondering the reason for putting up this weird title. You'll know the reason soon, but first let me show you a magic trick ;) (LOL, No, I haven't quit crafting and taken up magic :P).  Okay, here's my card:
Card kept flat
And here's the magic when I stand my card upright : Taddaaa :D
Card when upright
Did you notice? Okay, I'll explain. Yes, it's a Shaker Card(that's why the titlle:D) with a mechanism similar to an hour-glass in the background. I made two compartments on the other side of the card-one which we all can see, and the other one hidden just above it. And then I created a narrow passage for the stones to pass from one compartment to the other. That's why, when the card is held upright, the colourful stones fall down into the lower one. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures during making it; it would have been really easy to understand. I have used acetate for the transparent window. Have tried to give it a world 'map' like look, and used black permanent marker for the same. The words C. L, O, R have been made using quilling strips. The rest of the sentiment is hand written. I was inspired by JJ Bolton's similar card. I know mine's not as perfect as hers, but not bad  for a first timer,isn't it? ;)  More pics of the card:

Let me know how your views about this one.. I love reading your comments.:) 
Linking it to:
itsy bitsy -anything goes( the quilling strips used here are from itsy bitsy)

Monday, 14 October 2013

CAS Again

Hello dear friends,
First of all, wishing all my Indian friends a very Happy Dussera! Hope you all are having fun with the festivities around.
I'm here today with a fresh card for three fresh challenges-CAS(E) this sketch #49CAS-ual fridays #117(in stitches) and unstampabelles #28(stitching). Here's the card:
CAS card
So, I started this card by hand drawing the birds on the black and blue textured matstacks and cut them out using a pair of craft scissors. The nest has been hand drawn with a black permanent marker and cut out from a brown coloured textured matstack. Then I pierced a few small holes in the nest so that I can show some stitching with a natural twine. The nest and the birds are stuck on the white base card with the help of foam to add some dimension. The eggs in the nest are the stick-on white half-pearls. The tree and the leaves were hand drawn using permanent markers. Sentiment was hand-written.

a closer view of the stitching with natural twine
Thanks for dropping by. Have a fabulous day! :)

Linking it to:

unstampabelles #28-stitching

PS: Just came to know that crafter's corner is hosting a challenge "Cheers to New Beginnings'. So my fellow crafter friend Hridya suggested me to link this up there. Thanks for the idea dear ;) So linking it to Crafter's corner challenge #13-Cheers to New beginnings. And my card depicts many new beginnings-be it a new home, a new relationship, welcoming a baby, etc. Hope they like it :)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

CAS-ing Along

Heyy friends,
I'm back with a CAS(Clean and simple) card that was made keeping two very interesting  challenges in mind.
Here's my card:
CAS card

Linking it to:
CAS(E) this sketch--I know I have modified the sketch a little, I just hope it's allowed and they like it :)
CAS-ual Fridays- included chevrons and sequins. I wanted to use chevron print as the background. But since I didn't have a chevron patterned paper, i used a simple stripes PP, and cut out the strips diagonally and stuck them together in a way to get a chevron pattern. If you see the card closely, maybe you can notice what I mean to say here :) Afterall, creativity is all about experimenting , isn't it? ;)
 About the doggie, I hand drew it on a piece if textured cardstock and cut it out(3 doggie faces and 3 pairs of paws) and stuck it accordingly in each pocket. The pocket is made from a patterned paper too and did some faux stitching for that real denim look ;)

Please feel free to tell me if you like it or not.  

Have a CAS-tastic day!!;)

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Star-fold Card

Hello everyone!
Hope you all are doing great! It's been about 10 days since I posted something new. The feeling of creating something lovely and sharing it with everyone to see is something I cannot explain in words.I am sure my fellow crafters would understand it. But sometimes I have to wait for a while to get this feeling, thanks to my 2-year old darling who's the center of my world and enjoys a good chunk of her mamma's time :) Most of the fellow crafters I know are mothers and some of them are working too,still they manage to come up with superb creations always. Hats off to them for this beautiful balancing act. I wish I learn to juggle like that :)

Okay, so today I'm happy because I've managed to complete a project and ready to share...yayy. It's a star-fold card and I got inspired by a card I saw on pinterest sometime back. I found it quite unique and wanted to try my hand at it. And I'm happy with the result. Here are the pics:

Star-fold card when closed

Star-fold card when opened
I did my first online craft shopping from Itsy bitsy and was excited to use the awesome supplies I got:
Materials I used:
patterned papers-the girl stack-Itsy bitsy
Butterfly punch- Itsy bitsy
4mm quilling strips-Itsy bitsy
3mm quilling strips and quilling tool-Local store
Pearls-local store
card stock-local store
permanent marker-local store

Quilled roses and sprig
The roses are made using 4mm quilling strips and quilling tool with the help of a tutorial I found on Inna's blog here.
The sprig of leaves was made using 3mm quilling strips and a comb with the help of a technique I learnt here.

Sentiment is handwritten with the help of black permanent  marker. Butterflies are punched-out.

Handwritten sentiment and punched-out butterflies

star-fold card
Do leave your suggestions or comments. I would really appreciate that.:)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Linking it to:
itsy bitsy-prettty with p- I've used everything-patterned paper, pink, posies, pearls
CAS on sunday-shape it up= Star-fold triangular card

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Crafters Corner Blog's 1st Anniversary

Hello everyone!!
Crafters Corner blog is celebrating their first blog anniversary this month. Just read that they did about 218 posts and reached some 262200 views in just one year. Isn't it amazing??? Hats off to the super talented design team members.  Hearty Congratulations !!
   Exciting part is that they want all of us to be a part of their celebrations. And they have some yummy candy to give away. How I wish to be the lucky one!! ;)

Thanks for giving us the chance to win this.