Friday, 30 November 2018

Hugs !

Recently, I received my box from Sizzix containing the dies from Chapter 4 release. Exactly what I needed to get my almost-vanished mojo back after almost 5 months.

 I decided to use the Sizzix thinlits Scattered hearts die(#662599) to make one card but I actually ended up making two ! I realized that the best way to get the creative juices flowing again are simply to start something. Anything. Even if we don't have a plan in mind. You wouldn't realize when ideas start coming in. I sat with a blank mind and just had the die and the coloured cardstock in front of me on the table. And during the process of making, I was getting more ideas that I could've used for making 3 more cards if only I had more time in my hands.But I had to stop at two.

I absolutely love the gorgeous colours included in the Sizzix cardstock sheets(#663007). There are all shades in pastel hues and I love pastels. 

Which card did you like more? I am slightly more biased towards the one with a white background. :)

Are there any challenges going on in the blog land where I can link up my card? Please let me know if you know of any. :) 


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

I have something to share !

Hello everyone!

It's been really really long since I posted on this blog. My last post was on 14th of February 2018 and well, life has been quite busy in the past few months. And there's a good reason for that. Many of my craft and blogger friends might already be aware of the news but I wanted to share this with my blogger family that I recently became a mother to our second child, a sweet little baby girl, Hargun. We welcomed this new addition to our family on 7th of July this year and we're completely heads over heels in love with this new bundle of joy, who's four and a half months old now.  My elder daughter Jasnoor is delighted to have a little sister. I'm sharing a few pictures with you all.

That's Baby Hargun at 3 months old.

This was the first time we heard her giggle. And her first giggles were exclusive then for the favorite member of our family, her elder sister Jasnoor. 

Although my life at present is chaotic, challenging and busy with two of my active little monkeys, I feel extremely blessed and privileged to be their mother.

I try to find time to craft and at times I manage to make a decent card, somehow, I do not find time to share my cards here. Hopefully, I'll get back to regular crafting and blogging in a few days. I miss taking part in the challenges but most of all, I miss visiting the blogs and interacting with my blogger friends. How are you all doing and what are you up to? I would love to hear from you :)

Hugs !

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Life's a Joyride

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

Monday, 12 February 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Box and Card

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

For more inspiration, please head over to

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Guest Designing at CAS(E) This Sketch #256

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. :)

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Upcycling With Dies

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. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Framed Wall Art Using Sizzix Dies

Hello bloggers and crafters !

I'm posting here after a gap of more than a month !! A few health issues kept me away from crafting and blogging during the past month but I'm better now, well-rested and energized, all set for something new and creative for 2018. Wishing all my friends and readers of this blog a very happy and healthy New year. Hoping to give more love and attention to my blog this year ;)

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy idea for a home decor and I was inspired to make this when I saw my friend Sindhu's idea HERE. I loved it and I thought it would be great to come up with one of the quotes that I would like to be reminded of everyday. Check out what I made :-

Those roses are made using Foamiran sheets and Sizzix Bigz Die 3-D rose. Making these flowers was very easy using this die. It also contains a leaf die to go along with the flowers. Adhering was done with the help of a glue gun. 

I prepared a 5 by 7 inches base using Iris sg card stock and added a light watercolour wash using Gansai Tambi water colours. I let it dry for a while and kept it aside pressed in a thick book so that it straightens out before I add anything to it.  Added the quote over the straightened base using Sizzix Thinlits die set- Delicate letters. These die cut letters are very thin and that's when a humble tweezer comes to rescue. It's easier when such delicate die cuts are picked up and adhered with the help of tweezers. 

The frame that you can see was made using 1 12 by 12 inches sheet of Kaisercraft pattern paper- Base coat and I followed this tutorial to make it >>>

I hope you liked my attempt and first make of this year. :) Many more to follow. Have a great week !

Products used :-