August 27, 2011

Ribbon roses for Silver Anniversary

Hey there! Its been raining non-stop in Mumbai since last night, and I've had a rather lazy Saturday. Over the week I had been thinking about 3 challenges and due to lack of time (or my laziness) ;) , I decided to club all the three together, and make one card to fit all three :) The card got ready very quickly, but as I started deocorating it, I kept adding one element after another, now that I have loads of embellies I bought from Hobby Ideas and Pie Lane.

I have catered to ICR9 challenge, Erum's challenge to create ribbon flowers for Yyam's blog 'Do More with Less' and Mojo Monday 205 Sketch Challenge.

The ICR9 theme is Celebrations + NO Digi/Rubber Stamping except for Sentiments. Here is their challenge pad. Click on it to know more about the challenge.

Mojo Monday 205 Sketch

Erum's challenge is to create ribbon flowers and she is offering these gorgeous ribbons as the prize! Do visit her blog to check out her gorgeous creations. 

Here is my card. Please click on the pics to enlarge.
I have made the roses as shown by Erum in the challenge post on Yyam's blog.

Few close-ups
The butterfly and glitter balls are from Pie Lane. I have used the glitter balls to adorn the flowers on the PP. Again inspired by Erum here :) She makes fabulous use of glitter balls and amazes us with her creations every time!!!

Hope u all like my card! Do leave a note to let me know.
Have a nice Sunday!

Also entering this card for the following challenges:
Phindy's place: Challenge # 70 Make your own embellishment
Paper Creations Ink: Challenge # 7 Show us your flowers

August 21, 2011

Card for Mojo Monday 204

I have been wanting to play along the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for quite some time, but due to time constraints, its not possible to take part in all of them. But I really love their sketches and this time I tried to play along their sketch for Mojo Monday 204.

This is the sketch for Mojo Monday 204.
Here is my card for the challenge. Hope I did justice to the sketch :)

August 20, 2011

Quilled birdy and flower

Here's a quick post for today. I made this card few months back, and it was waiting in queue to get posted on my blog. The image is a cut-out from an old book. I added matching scalloped edges on both sides. I have kept the card simple by not adding too many embellishments. Hope you like it!!

August 18, 2011

ICR Secret Buddy Swap - Sent

Finally I get to publish this post after ensuring that all my 3 swap buddies received the swap.
This time the ICR Secret buddy swap was to send three 3" x 3" notecards plus one bookmark/tag to 3 buddies that were assigned to us. Once we registered for the swap we were secretly told about our 3 swap partners. The deal was to to send the swap to our buddy on Friendship day.
Here are the 9 notecards and 3 bookmarks that I made. Oh yeah, we also had to make the envelopes for the cards.
 My 3 buddies were Ujjwal Gupta, Shobana Ravi and Shalini Maskara.
Here are my 3 envelopes, ready to be sent.
 Wat's inside.... :)
 The matching notecard and bookmark.

 Seen here are the notecards, along with the envelopes.

I made the envelope template myself by placing the card on the paper and making the envelope to measure. I made the envelopes bigger by half an inch to fit the embellishments comfortably.

August 10, 2011

Window card

Hello! This is a window card that I made for ICR challenge. The combo twist was to add sewing to it in any form. I used faux stitching on my card. The bow is made out of tissue paper and I added a touch of pink with water colors.

Here is the ICRC8 challenge pad. Click on it to know more about the challenge.

August 8, 2011

Rakhi card & Ferrero Rocher roses tutorial

Rakhi card - a la Cadbury celebrations! Isn't it? Well I realised this after completing the card. It looks inspired by Cadbury celebrations ad for Rakhi. There are a lot of interesting elements in this card. The gorgeous purple design paper from Archies, the golden corner stickers from HyperCity, the stamped paisley and roses made using Ferrero Rocher wrapper. See I told you I think before throwing any stuff. And yes, the beaded bling that you see is also self-made.
Please click on the pics to enlarge them.

Now, a quick tutorial on how to make Ferrero Rocher roses.
1. After you have relished your Ferrero Rocher, take its wrapper and flatten it into a square.
It doesn't have to be perfect and all roses will differ from one another in shape.
2. Fold it into half to form a triangle
 3. Start rolling in one direction as shown.
4. This is how your completed rose will look like. 
 5. Scrunch the bottom to form a stem.

 6. Cut off the excess stem if need be. I have cut it off for this particular card.

 Waiting to hear from you guys how you like this tutorial!! :)

Challenge eneterd:

August 4, 2011

Rakhi card - (Easel)

Hey folks. This is another Rakhi card I made on order for a friend. This is also my first attempt at an easel cards. As always, there is a recycled element in my card. The cut-out that you see on the card is hand-cut from an old desktop calendar.

A close-up of the flowers.

Do let me know how you like the card. It makes my day beautiful to hear your comments :)

Challenges entered:

August 3, 2011

Birthday card

Hello! This is my second post for the day - A Birthday card. The cake cutout is hand-cut from an old card which I decided to reuse.
The ribbons, roses and charm are from my stash. I will soon be sharing a post on how to organize ribbons. I did it last weekend only and believe me, it has made my life so much simpler. So wait and watch out for it.

Since I was not liking the plain white background, I decided to punch out some green dots and stick on the background. And the dots matching the dotted green ribbon is a mere co-incidence. It looks intentional though, but is actually not!

August 2, 2011

Rakhi card

Hi guys! Sharing a Rakhi card I made on order for a friend in office. He wanted a card for his sister.
He wanted a special fold card, so I tried a pocket card with an insert for the first time, and was quite satisfied with the result. And yeah I tried these type of punched flowers also for the first time. My colleagues just loved it. Please let me know how you like it.
Kindly bear with a lot of pics here :)

Supplies: The card stock and DP are from hobby ideas. The centre tag on which the flowers are mounted is an old price tag. The green string is from a local stationery store.

Challenges entered:
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