Friday, 28 October 2016

Masculine Cards | CraftAdda Post

Hello folks!

 I’m so glad to be writing my first post as a Guest Designer at CraftAdda blog. Khyati sent me this super stamp set known as ‘The Best Guy Ever’ alongwith the Chevron Stencil, manufactured by their brand CrafTangles.

It’s a masculine stamp set and I’m sharing a few different ways by which we can make a good use of this set.

Here’s the first card I made:-

For making this one, I started by sponging some Memento London sky ink through the CrafTangles stencil on a piece of white card stock. I also stamped the ‘bow’ from the CrafTangles stamp set over another piece of white card stock and fuzzy cut it. Then I cut and shaped the stenciled paper in such a way that it resembles a jacket, and mounted it over an A2 sized card base. Attached a tiny ‘collar’ at the top, adhered the bow using a 3D foam tape and added the red button to complete the look. The sentiment was stamped on the inside.

 Inside -
Onto the second card:-

To make this one, I started by stamping the ‘moustache’ over a 6 by 6 inches card base. Then I die cut a while panel using Sizzix thinlits stitched rectangles die, and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink. After heat embossing with silver EP, I gave a light water colour wash to the sentiment background for some interest. Then I added a couple of die cut frames around the sentiment, in order to make my focal point more prominent.

Third card:-

Well, and you thought masculine cards can’t be colourful? ;) This super fun and quirky card was made by stamping, colouring using Faber Castell pens, followed by addition of a simple tag with the sentiment :)

I'm linking this card to Uniko Challenge #37- Rainbow Theme.

Fourth Card:-

For making this super CAS card, I stamped the ‘tie’ using Altenew coral pink ink over a white card stock and fuzzy cut it. The rest was simple, shaped a black piece of black paper to make the ‘jacket’, adhered it over a white card panel and added a little golden heart to compliment the sentiment ‘The best Guy Ever’.

And also sharing a couple of gift wrapping and party bag ideas using this stamp set :-

So, that’s all from my end today. If you have been following my work, you must be aware that I hardly make masculine projects, and that’s only because I have a hard time thinking about ideas for making them. But thanks to CrafTangles for coming up with such an awesome masculine stamp set, it has everything needed to make a decent card for a man. I loved this stamp set.

Would love to know if you enjoyed my post today.


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Upcycling a Handbag | Sizzix Post

Hi dear friends and bloggers!

How are you all doing?

I'm back with a new post for Sizzix Lifestyle blog, and this week we are showcasing fashion accessories. I decided to show you how I upcycled a plain handbag with the help of Sizzix dies.

I've also shared the method in details.

Products used:-
Craft felt sheets- White, pink; White pearls, fabric glue, needle and thread, tacky tape, etc.
Would love to have you stop by Sizzix Lifestyle blog and let me know if you like it.
Thanks for visiting. :)

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Birthday Invites and Tags | Sizzix Post

Hello friends!

October has been keeping me very busy. 
My daughter would be celebrating her 5th birthday soon, and we are making some simple and quick birthday invitation cards and ‘Thank you’ tags for her little friends, with the help of Sizzix supplies.

 Sneak peek :-

Products used:-

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day !

Saturday, 8 October 2016

A Cute Shaped Card For a Friend

Hi friends,

I'm back again today to share my third card for participating in the onging WCMD 2016 Challenges at Winnie & Walter blog and I'm so loving it, getting back to my older days of blogging and making cards just to play along some challenges and some simple pure fun. :)  And a big reason for this is the inspiration I'm getting from my friends Dr. Sonia's and Pooja's posts, who are also playing along the same challenge. It's always fun to see friends actively taking part in challenges and it motivates you as well.

So, today I'm sharing a very simple and cute shaped card :-

To make this, I used Sizzix Framelits scalloped circles die set for making the shaped card base. That cute doggy image is from 'Your Next Stamp'- Valentine stamp set. The sentiment is from MFT- Donuts and sprinklers.
The image is coloured using Faber Castell pencils. I gave a little water colour wash over the white card panel using Gansai Tambi paints and mounted the image and the silver embossed sentiment strip over the water coloured base, using foam tape.

I made this card for my sweet friend Pooja of Reusing, Cards and Quilling blog, who has always been very supportive all throughout my blogging journey. She's one amongst those who make me feel very valued and special about myself.  Thanks, Pooja and keep inspiring us with your beautiful and unique work.

Linking this card to :-

See you all soon again. 


Friday, 7 October 2016

Clean and Simple Greeting

This is my second post for the day. Please click HERE for my previous card I shared today.

Here's a CAS card I made for participating in the ongoing WCMD 2016 challenges at Winnie and Walter blog.

To make this one, I adhered a few strips of washi tape onto the gray card panel to mask the areas and directly applied versamark inkto the remaining areas. Then I poured some silver embossing powder and heat embossing this gave me beautifully striped and silver embossed background.

Then, over a smaller sized white card panel, I stamped a few floral images from MFT-Desert Bouquet stamp set using Memento dew drop ink pads and lighly sponged the corner with Antique linen distress ink. Then I die-cut 'Greetings' from Sizzix Thinlits -Holiday words Script, and stacked it to make the sentiment. If you see closely, are you able to view a slight hint of black and silver from underneath the 'greetings' word? I added a layer of black and silver die cut word to give a little shadow effect.

Finished off the card with tiny die cut white flowers and dew drop clear pearls.

Linking this up to :-
1. Winnie and Walter-WCMD 2016- CAS with Kate

Thanks for stopping by  ! :)

Background Building with Stamps

I'm very happy to share a card with you all today, that I made to participate in the ongoing WCMD Challenges at Winnie and Walter blog. I remember they had a similar event during this time last year as well, and I missed it. Didn't want to miss it this time. 

So here's my card :-

To start with, I stamped the smaller sized butterflies from the beautiful Mudra stamp set, in a random fashion. Also, heat embossed a few tiny solid butterfly images from the same stamp to fill in the gaps. Then I water coloured the in-between areas with the help of my new Gansai Tambi water colour paints. These are absolutely AMAZING ! Thanks so much Deepti Agarwal and Tejal Mehta Shah for recommending this and sending me the link to the website. 

The butterflies were also coloured with Gansai Tambi, but I couldn't manage to achieve good shading using these(still need a lot of practice when it comes to colouring images using watercolour cakes), so I added the darker shades using Faber Castel connector pens. 
Added the sentiment from Peek-a-boo stamp set, layered the sentiment strip with a piece of torn vellum and white thread and stapled it along the edge.
Finished off with some colourful sequins.

Linking up this card to :-
  1. Winnie And Walter- World Card Making Day Challenge-2016- Background building with Shay
  2. Winnie And Walter- World Card Making Day Challenge-2016- Rainbow Colours with Gayathri.

Hope you liked my card today. Thanks for visiting. :)


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

DIY Mobile phone covers | Sizzix Post

Hey folks !

Hope you are doing great !

It's Tuesday and my new post is up at blog today. And taking forward my love for felt crafts, I've shared a couple of mobile phone cover ideas with the help of a few dies. 

Here's one of them :-

To view more. please visit my post HERE.


Most of you must be aware of the Sizzix page on Facebook and Instagram where they regularly share the Sizzix makes from all over the world, but mostly from the US region. So they have now come up with independent social media pages, known as Sizzix Lifestyle, especially for featuring the posts on Sizzix UK blog as well as sharing some quick and fun craft videos and hacks.
You can read the details on the blog here :- Blog -

 And Sizzix UK blog being a Lifestyle blog, it has a good mix of makes ranging from cards, scrapbooks, fashion accessories and even home decor.  If you wish to get regular updates about what we share there, you can follow Sizzix Lifestyle on
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Please let me know how you like my today's post. Thank you for your visits.