March 31, 2012

Black and white circular easel card

Hi All. Today I have another black and white, circular easel card to share, but with a dash of blue. I made this card keeping in mind the challenge at Beyond Grey Challenge blog. I guess I just made it in time as today is the last day of submission.
The PP is from Kavitha's store. I really like the way the dotted PP gels with the striped one. The white lace adds a magical touch to the card. The glitter pot sticker and the birdy are from Itsy Bitsy. And so are the flowers used on the inner panel. The sentiment is a digi.
This is how the card looks when opened. I have hand cut the white part to write the message on. I added flowers from Itsy Bitsy as embelishment.
And yes, did you all notice my new watermark? I have been wanting to change my watermark since a long time, and finally came up with this. I really wanted something that resembles my style and the things I love. I am crazy for flowers, so I added the flowers, on two sides :) and yeah swirls too!!
 I really want to hear from you all, how you liked it.

Challenges entered:
BGC#5 - Black & White with a dash of Aquamarine/Blue
Crafty Ribbons - Black and White with one other colour
Fussy and Fancy - Anything but a Square/Rectangle
DRS Designs - Shape Up - No square or rectangles
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Fancy Folds

EDITED: I was chosen in Top3 at BGC#5 for this card.

March 27, 2012

Blue Quilled flowers card

Hi All, Just sharing a quick card. The CS is white and I added a blue backing paper for the PP and for the inside of the card as well. The sentiment is a digi. The blue ribbon is from my stash. I adorned the card with my fav embelishment - quilled flowers :)
Hope you like my card!!
Challenges entered:
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - White Plus One Color
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad -  Anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Make your own Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Creative Inspirations Paint - Monochromatic

March 24, 2012

CASE Black and White Card

Hi All. Today I am sharing a CASE card which is based on Narelle Farrugia's card. I just happened to hop by her blog and loved her style of card making. I especially liked this card and wanted to try it out.
The black and white PPs I have used in the card are from Kavitha's store. The flower sticker is from Itsy Bitsy. The ribbon and button are from my stash.
Have a nice weekend.

Challenges entered:
 Guylou's Inimitability - Monochromatic
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic

March 19, 2012

You're so thoughtful

Hi All!! How was the weekend?? Mine was a nice crafty one..... I made 4 cards :) Will share them one by one! Ok so here is the card I want to share today.
The focal point of this is the frame. I cut out the frame from a thick embossed handmade paper. I have used a colored digi as the picture for the frame. The dotted PP for the bg is from PaperMania. I embellished the card with quilled flowers and butterfly. I used silver glitter balls for the stem and leaves instead of the conventional green color leaves and stem.
The 3 blue dots at both diagonals are from Pie Lane.
 Here is another look...
Have a good day!

Challenges entered:
Ippity Challenge - Flowers
PanPastel UK Challenge - Add a Flower
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - March Spring Clean
Little Claire's - #19 Spring
One Stop Craft - #174 Hand made flowers
Totally Gorjuss - #123 Spring
UPDATED - 26 May 2014:
I re-created this card on order, with a new sentiment. Here are the pics...

March 15, 2012

DIY Bloom

Hi guys, this is my second post for the day. I made this card few days back. I love flowers and experiment with different types of handmade flowers. I randomly drew a petal for this flower in three different sizes, embossed them and assembled the flower. The center of the bloom is a fringed flower. The leaves are also handcut and inked on the edges. The PPs are from Kavitha's store. I embellished the card with lace and rhinestones for an added effect. See more pics below for a close-up of the bloom and the rhinestone swirl.
 The bloom...
 I stuck the rhinestones in a swirl pattern...
Hope you like my card. Thanks for visiting!!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Ann's - Spring/Easter
Stampavie and More - #164 Spring/Easter
Flourishes - #160 Lace & Scallops

Liebster Blog Award

Hi All,
I am delighted to receive the Liebster Blog Award from Neha.
The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.

To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.

So ..........I am passing this award to:
1) Hussena - My best blogger buddy. She is the most genuine person I have met on the blogland.
2) Archana Burkhe - I love her distinct style and the flowers she makes.
3) Priya Sondhi - My sweet graduation buddy. I love her work.
4) Gayathri - I love her cards. They are so classy.
5) Archana - Another very talented blogger.

I also wanted to share another award that I received recently. I was in Top 3 at ICRC15 -
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

March 12, 2012

Card for Holi

Hey people!! How are you all doing? I am feeling a bit low since last week. Not been well and not been able to craft this weekend. That makes me even more low :( Just spent the weekend sitting at home doing nothing! I guess sometimes this is required to get the mojo back.
So today I am sharing a card that I made last weekend for Holi. I was too excited to see the ICR challenge for Holi. The use of misting technique reminded me of the brush painting we used to do in school.  
Let me show you how I created the bg. You must have seen this kind of nylon net on various bottles. I cut it open for use. Since I wanted to make 3 panels in different colors, I took 3 strips of CS and sprayed on them separately.
I have used ordinary water colors and toothbrush for misting. I was quite happy with the result and have thought of many more ideas to use this net. The splashes used in 3 colors are hand-drawn and cut.
Let me know how you all liked my card and my tecnique :)

Challenges entered:
ICR: ICRC16 - Holi With Fuchsia Pink, Bright Green & Bright Yellow! + Use Misting Technique
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - #151 Think Spring
Try It On Tuesday - Wonders In Watercolours
Lollipop Crafts - White with a splash of colour
Whimsie Doodles - Spring Fling

EDITED: I was chosen as Top3 at ICRC16 for this card.

March 5, 2012

Stamped Flowers Card

Hey guys, sharing a card that I had made quite some time back, but never got to post it.  The flowers are stamped using the sponge stamps from Hobby Ideas. I used water colors to stamp the flowers. After stamping the flowers on card stock, I cut them out and then stuck them on the card with dimensionals. I used small golden beads for the center of the flower. The leaves are punched using Jef punch. The large sequins used for the border are from my mom's old dress.

Challenges entered:
For the love of crafting challenge #4 - Blooming gorgeousness
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Mondays -Anything Goes

I also wanted to share with you how I organize my ribbons. Ribbons are my favorite piece of embelishment and I find it very easy to acess them this way. I simply wrap them around tissue rolls and secure with tape at the start and end. And then I keep them in a box like this. Isn't it easy :)

March 3, 2012

Wedding Card

Hi All. I have a good news to share with you all. I was chosen in the Top 3 for Pie Lane Challenge#2 - A recipe for my Circular Easel Card with non-traditional valentine theme.

So, Tejal invited me to share an inspiration for the current Pie Lane Challenge#3 - Wedding.
Here is my take on the challenge.
I created a  fancy fold card seeing the tutorial here. The white CS is from Itsy Bitsy. Pie Lane couple dance sticker is apt for this theme and I designed the card around this. I stamped the CS with wooden stamps from Hobby Ideas. The dew drop purple beads are form Pie Lane. I really love them as they come in a variety of colors and can be used in many ways. The ribbon is a RAK from Neha. 
 A close-up of the card. I added a mini daisy punch flower on the lady's hair. I have also used Pie Lane silver glitter balls to decorate the white space on the bg.
 This is how the card opens up. The glitter star stickers were bought locally. And the purple heart was a RAK from Anita Kejriwal.
Hope you like my card. Do play along the current challenge at the Pie Lane Blog.

Challenges entered:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
I Brake for Challenges - Love
365 Cards - New beginnings
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Fancy Folds
Ruby's Rainbow - White plus one other color 

March 1, 2012

Love post digi card

Hi All. I made this card for Varna's Blog hop today. Varshitha had sent this beautiful digi to us. I wanted to keep the digi as it is and so I did not color it. The patterned bg is also a digi that I created. I mounted the love post digi on an old price tag and made a bow with the thread of the tag. I then embellished the card with quilled flowers. The pretty green colored heart is a part of a sticker pack that one of my friend's had got from UK. The round black thing on top right is a sticker that is used to secure punched papers in files. I also used my fav embellishment nowadays: Pie Lane swirl sticker.
Challenges entered:
Scrapalicious - anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - PTT #57 Anything Goes

Varna’s Blog Hop

VARNA’s Creation has launched Clear Stamp.  The stamps are made in our own country, yes you heard it right.. In India.  To celebrate the joy and excitement, VARNA’s is having lots of interesting stuffs happening in their blog. One of such is this Blog hop.
You should have arrived here from Megha's blog...

Here is my card for the blog hop...
We were sent the love post digi by Varshitha. I wanted to keep the digi as it is and so I did not color it. The patterned bg is also a digi that I created. I mounted the love post digi on an old price tag and made a bow with the thread of the tag. I then embellished the card with quilled flowers. The pretty green colored heart is a part of a sticker pack that one of my friend's had got from UK. The round black thing on top right is a sticker that is used to secure punched papers in files. 
• Make sure you hop around to each designer from the START {VARNA’s Creation} and leave your thoughts in the comments section, on every SPACE.
• Like VARNA’s Creation on Facebook
  There are prizes awarded to blog hoppers who fulfill the above criterion.
The blog hop will be OPEN through Sunday, March 4, 2012 @ 11:59 pm IST. Winners will be announced on VARNA’s CREATION blog on Monday.
So be sure you leave, love & like!

Your next stop is Jovita's blog....
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