December 31, 2011

Glittery card

Hi there! Just logged in to post my last card for the year. It is especially made for Pie Lane's first challenge. I had been thinking about it and finally managed to make something glittery.

Before decribing the card, I want to wish all of my dear blogger buddies a very Happy & Creative New Year ahead!! I had many fabulous moments on the blogland this year: got so many awards, prizes, RAKs, made lotta friends and learnt a lot from each one of you. Thanks a lot for all the love and sharing! God bless you all.

For this card I cut out the colored papers from an old greeting card lying with me. The sentiment is a digi. The quilled flower was in my stash waiting to be used. The butterfly and the flourish is from Pie Lane. And as you can see I have generously used lots of glitter from Hobby Ideas.
 I also made 2 matching bookmarks from the left over pieces and one more card, that I'll be sharing later.
Challenges entered:
Pie Lane Challenge #1: Glittery basics
Drunken Stampers - #80 Glittery Holiday
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card
Secret Crafter - #166 Anthing goes
Card Crafters Circle – Anything Goes

December 20, 2011

Quilled Wreaths

Hi!! Today I am sharing another version of my quilled wreath. I made this for the Christmas Special event at Jovi's blog. She has a BIG giveaway and some interesting events lined up. So do check them out.
Wreath with 3 poinsettias....
 Wreath with 2 poinsettias....
Hope you like my work!! Happy Crafting and have a wonderful holiday season!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Paper Pretties - Colours: Red, White and Your Choice
Ooh La La Creations - Anything BUT a Card
Victorine Originals - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #51 Anything goes for Christmas

December 13, 2011

Waterfall card for Christmas

Hi. This is my 2nd waterfall card made for Christmas. Thanks Neha Gala for sharing this link to Dawn's site. I never thought they were so easy and addictive!! The snowflakes are digis. I have used them in my other Christmas card here as well.
 When you pull the botton flap, where the ribbon is tied, the pictures start opening up beautifully :) Here's the second one..
 Third one...
 Last one... You can use the empty space on the inner side of the bottom flap to add a sentiment or any other surprise element. I did that for the first waterfall card that I made for my DH bday. Will share that one soon :)
 Really loved this technique. They are so much fun and quick to make.
Hope you like my card. Happy Crafting!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Heart Song Inspirations - Snowflakes and/or Doilies
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Moving Along with the Times – Last Minute Christmas
Dream Valley – Christmas
Squigglefly - Clean and Simple Holiday Theme
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas
Card Makin' Mamas - Christmas
Lollipop Crafts – Christmas

December 10, 2011

Tin can luminaries for Christmas

Hi there! This is my project for Kavitha's blog: For the love of crafting. It is a tin can lamp, decorated with handmade flowers, which can be hung in the house as a decoration piece.
She insisted that I make a Christmas project other than a card, so I looked around the house and decided to make good use of this tin can. Since it already had a Christmas design on it, my work bacame a bit easier (alteast I thought so initially :), read along to know why not?)
 I drilled holes into the can in the shape of a star, keeping the Season's Greetings sentiment intact. I decorated the can around the sentiment. I drilled five such stars around the tin.
This is how it looked after the holes were drilled in. I never knew it was so difficult to do that. May be because I didn't have the proper equipments. I used a nail and hammer. It was easier to drill towards the bottom of the tin. My hubby helped me do the ones towards the rim.
Now the decoration part. I decorated the tin with poinsettia flowers made with satin ribbon. 
I have done a tutorial here on how to make these flowers.
This is how it looks when illuminated.
If you note, most of the stuff used in this project is reused, without any modern tools being used. The tin can was actually a cookie box and the beads and dried flowers are from my birthday bouquets. The ribbons for flowers and leaves had been with me since long.
The beads hung below are from an old necklace of mine.
Hope you all like my project. Do drop in a word to let me know :)
It'll really make me happy!!

Challenges entered
Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles – Christmas with lots of Embellishments
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes
Raise The Bar – Christmas
Charisma Cardz - No Cards
AiFactory - Something Red
Crafty Ribbons - Traditional Colours for Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas

Poinsettia flower with Satin ribbon

Hi friends!! Today I want to share with you a tutorial for making poinsettia flowers with satin ribbon. I had learned this from a lady in Assam, when I was in Std X. I love the way these flowers look.
I had made this hanging flowers bouquet with this technique, long back.
Also see my tin can luminaries project posted today where I used these flowers.

Now, onto the tutorial (P.S. This is a picture heavy post)
1. Take the broad satin ribbon which we easily get in craft stores. The effect with the double shaded ones is much better, but since I wanted to make poinsettias, I have used bright red color.
2. Trace the petal shape onto the ribbon and cut them. You will need 7 petals for one flower.
3. Make lines on the petals using hot knife.
4. Take craft wire and wrap it with green tape. Cut the wires a little longer than the petals and glue them to the back of the petals as shown.
5. Once the glue dries, take 7 flower centers, and fold them. Take one petal at a time, bending them backwards and start adhering them around the flower center, one by one with thread.
6. Tie 3 petals at first, for the top layer. Then layer the rest of the petals below them.
The wire makes it easy to bend and place the petals in any form.
Use the flowers for decoration or as embellishments for your projects. You can make leaves also in similar way with green ribbon.
Hope you like the tutorial :)
Please drop in a comment in case you have any queries regarding this. I will answer them in this post later.

Happy crafting!!

Challenges entered:
Southern Girls - Ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - anything goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - # 86 anything goes
Create Me Pink Challenges - #5 Christmas Colours
Creative Belli - #132 winter/Christmas
Digistamps 4 Joy - #33 Christmas, no animals
Decorate to Celebrate - #13 Christmas party decoration
Inky Impressions - #26 ribbon
My Mum's Craft shop - 35 traditional Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #68 Merry Christmas
Paper take weekly - Anything goes

December 7, 2011

CAS Christmas Card

Ok so here is my CAS card for Xmas. The sentiment is a digi. The holy leaves are handcut from handmade paper. The special element of this card is the border that I have used. Can you guess what it is??
Well, have you seen this design on a certificate? Yes, it is cut out from a certificate, somewhat like the one here...
I didn't cut any of mine, but I found one in office lying as scrap.
I loved the border and used it on my card :)
Challenges entered
Partytime Tuesdays - PTT #45 Holiday Greeting
Heart Song Inspirations - Christmas and /or Red, Green, White
Kaboodle Doodles - Christmas colours
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun

December 5, 2011

Christmas Ornaments card

Heya!! I am on a Christmas cards making spree especially with my newly purchased PPs.
I loved these Xmas ornaments on a card I saw on net and wanted to make my version of them. I didn't have any cutter or punch of this shape, so I roughly drew on a paper scrap and altered the shape till it was as I wanted. Then used it as a template for the main one for the card.
Hope you like the card. Isn't the li'l penguin so adorable!!
 Another view...
Challenges entered
ICRC13 - Christmas Non-traditional colors
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and Sparkles
Whoopsi Daisy - Snowflakes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Non Traditional Christmas Colours

December 4, 2011

Christmas card

Hi! Here is a simple card I made based on Mojo Monday Sketch #217.
The snowflakes are a digi image. The Chrysanthemum flower is made of quilling paper.
Another view

Challenges entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch #217
Clearly Inspired - Christmas
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Christmas
Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Raise The Bar – Christmas

December 1, 2011

Happy Holidays

Its 1st Dec today and the holiday season has set in :) So here is my holiday card.
The colors and not the usual christmas colors and that's why I liked the card a lot. The PP was a RAK by Paru, The snowman and sentiment are digis. The snowflakes are punched. The laces are from my stash. I colored the snowman using Faber Castell watercolor pencils.
 Hope you like my card :)
Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - #146 Christmas + sentiment
Divas by Design - #16 anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - #101 Anything goes
7 Kids College Fund - Christmas, non traditional colors
Stampotique Designers' Challenge - #43 Christmas, non traditional colors
Shopping Our Stash - C12 #28 Digi Images &/or Sentiments &/or Recycle
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