August 31, 2012

DIY Flowers and Leaves

Hi all. I love to make flowers for my projects and I am so glad I saw this tute on You Tube to make roses using 5 petal punch. Now I can make them in any color I like and will never run out of them!!
Also I have made these leaves using old price tags. Below is a tutorail on how to recycle price tags to make your own embellishments.
Here is a look at my card. These lovely flourish die cuts are from Jovi's store.
 A closer look at the roses... don't they look super cute!
 Click to enlarge and view the tutorial.
Challenges entered
Lulupu - Create your own embellishment
BGC#15 - BINGO [DieCuts, Design Paper, Buttons]
Do More with Less: Hussena's Challenge

August 28, 2012

Shabby Chic Card

Hi friends. Today I am sharing another CAS card. I hope I am right in calling it a shabby chic card. It has this vintage feel because of the chair and lamp. I just had a wague idea of vintage interiors in mind and I wanted to keep it simple.
The lamp is printed on card stock and fussy cut. The frame is also handcut.
The chair is from Paper Mania pattern paper collection.
 The flower pot is a digi and I have done paper piecing for the pot. The flowers are colored using Faber Castell water color pencils.

Challenges entered
For the love of Crafting - CAS Card
  The Cutie Pie Challenge - Borders and Frames
 Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #83 Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - #66 Paper Piecing
LEJ Designs - #18 Anything Goes
Sketchy Colors - Colour Inspiration* Pastel: Pink, Blue, Green, White
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Paper Piecing
That Craft Place - Vintage 

August 27, 2012

Quilled Paisley

Some projects take unusually longer time to end! Has it happened with you as well? I started this card some time last year but never could finish it off. Guess everything happens at the right time. I was waiting for the right elements to complete it :)
I tried a quilled paisley for the first time. I love paisley shapes and really wanted to make it in quilling. The look of the card is quite traditional and Indian.
Hope you like my card. Have a great day!

Challenges entered

For the love of Crafting - CAS Card
 Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Vintage 
Lulupu - Create your own embellishment

August 24, 2012

CAS Card

Here's a CAS card I made last week. The flower is made using a small leaf punch. I layered the petals to make the flower. Same punch is used for the leaves. I have scored the top part of the card with horizontal  lines  using MS Score Board.
 The lovely die cut is from Jovi's store. And the stamp used is alse from her store.
Challenges entered

August 23, 2012

Mojo Monday 255

Hi. Today's card is based on Mojo Monday Sketch #255. It's a very simple card but I like the contrast in the colors. The kettle image is a digi that I printed and colored. It was actually a colored image that I converted into black and white and printed and colored. The border is MS Diamond Fence Punch.
 Front view
 A close-up of the kettle and flowers. The cream rose is made using 5 petal punch. The purple one was sent as RAK by Varshitha and the pink mulberry one is from Ujjwal's store.
The sketch...

Challenges entered
Mojo Monday - Sketch 255

August 22, 2012

Center Step Card

Hi. Am back with another center step card today. I used my new MS Diamond Fence Punch in this card. I have used the image from 'Especially for you' A4 paper pack for this card. I really loved this pack as it has lots of die cuts with matching sentiments and patter papers.
Side view..

Also wanted to share with you that I was chosen among Top 3 at Lulupu's July Challenge for Mini Albums for my CD Mini Album

Challenges entered
BGC#15 - BINGO [I used DieCuts-Flower-Glitter-Grey Color-Charms-PP-Twine]

August 21, 2012

Sweet Peas with Heart Punch

Hi all. I had a super fun long weekend. I went berserk with my new craft tools from US. I got a MS Score Board, MS Punches and some stickers, doileys, etc. Will soon share what all I made using them :)
Today I want to a share a sweet card having one of my fav flowers 'Sweet Peas'. I am not sure how many of you have seen these flowers in real. I have been lucky to be brought up in army cantts and we had huge lawns in our flats. My dad is very fond of gardening and I have seen a variety of flowers blossom in my garden from Sweet Peas to Dahlias to Zinias and what not!
Sweet Peas are really delicate and need support to grow as they are mainly creepers. They also smell very good. I had seen a video tute on You Tube for making them but the lady had used a particular butterfly punch. I couldn't make it then as I didnt have that punch. But suddenly it struck me to use a heart punch for making sweet peas.
I'll share the link of the video on You Tube soon. Don't have it here with me right now.

Here is my card....
I have tried a center step card for the first time. Used my new MS Score Board to emboss the white bg for the flowers to give a lattice effect.
 Side view...
 A closer look at the flowers
 I have made an elaborate tute on how to use a heart punch to make Sweet Pea flowers.
Please click on the image below to enlarge.
My tute above is for the Sweet Pea buds. I have followed Judy's tute here for the bigger flowers. Only difference is that I used heart punch again and have done embossing instead of spritzing.

Also for those of you who would want to use the sentiment I have used in this card, here it is!!

Challenges entered
Do More with Less: Hussena's Challenge
ICRC20: Embossing + Friendly Fun with Fonts
Craft Punked - Flower Power
Creative craft Challenges - Just a Sentiment
Creative Stamp Friends - Special Card Shape

August 19, 2012

For You

After a long time I was able to catch up with the current Mojo Monday Sketch 254. Here is my take on it.

Another view... 
The sketch...
Challenges entered
Mojo Monday - Sketch 254
Forever Friendsmust include animal - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Anything goes
Cupcake Craftroom - Fresh & summery
Ready Teddy Go - Anything goes w/ a teddy bear
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Must use ribbon - Purple & a ribbon
The Crafty Pad - dies/punches
Great Impressions - Anything with Animals

August 14, 2012

Tricolor Earrings

Hello Everyone! Wishing you all a very Happy Independence Day!
We had a gala time yesterday in office deocrating our floor for Indepence Day celebrations.
I will share some pics from the event soon. In the meantime, here are few quilled earrings that I made for my colleague and and my boss. Everyone really liked the idea.
We were supposed to dress in ethnic wear so we wore tricolor dresses and painted our nails in tricolor, wore tricolor bangles, etc.
Challenges entered
ItsyBitsy - TriColor Challenge

ICR Meet in Mumbai

Hi all. ICR members celebrated first official ICR meet on 1st Saturday of this month. We in Mumbai celebrated the meet on 11th at Barista, RCity Mall, Ghatkopar. Here are some glimpses of the meet.
6 members attended the meet: Left to Right - Mrs Nirmala, Gopi Shah, Indira Tanwar, Ushma Shah, Jarna Patel and Seema Luthra.
 Seema's daughter Rhea, a budding crafter, helping us...
 Seema is viewing Mrs Nirmala's craft album. Mrs Nirmala is a certified teacher from Fevicryl .
 ICR Swap co-ordinator Gopi
 Mrs Nirmala with her gorgeous duplex paper roses.
 Ushma, Jarna and Seema...
As part of the meet we were supposed to exchange goody bags having raw material to make a card. These are the kits we exchanged...
This is the kit I put together.... it went to Ushma..
And this is the kit I received from Seema...
And this is the card I made with it........ I have only used the stuff provided in the kit.
While I was at RCity Mall, I thought I'll go around and see what's new. So I came across something crafty, recycled, made from newspaper.. Feast your eyes!!
Bbye.... and have a great day!!

August 9, 2012

Recycled Bookmarks

Hi All. These are some bookmarks that I made using old wedding cards.
The texture of these handmade papers is really nice and I wanted to make use of them.
I have stuck colored papers to hide the text on the cards and retained the golden border on top and bottom. 
 Thanks for visiting!

Challenges entered
YNS Challenge #10: Books!
Crafts and Me - #96 use a digi

August 8, 2012

Corner Bookmarks

Hi. Here are some of the corner bookmarks that I made recently. The PP is from Hobby Ideas
Which one do you like? :)

Challenges entered
Crafting for all Seasons - #33 bright colors
Fab 'n' Funky - #133 Pearls/rhinestones
Ink It Pink - #10 cool colors
Inky Impressions - ribbon
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything but a card
Shopping Our Stash - #63 Monochromatic
Top Tip Tuesday - #8 Focus On The Ribbon
Love to Create - Punches and Dies
Lollipop Crafts - Monochromatic
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