December 21, 2013

Lulupu Blog Hop 3

Heya everyone!! I have been missing in action from the blog world for quite some time now. Just being lazy to carft. Hopefully in 2014 I am able to craft more  :)

Today I am here to post about Lulupu's Blog Hop no.3! Most of you must be knowing about this already. There are also some lovely challenges to participate and really bumper prizes to be won!!

So hurry and drop by Lulupu Blog to join in their celebrations!

November 2, 2013

Diwali Bloghop 2013!

Hi Everyone!   We are very excited to bring to you this Diwali Blog Hop 2013.  All you got to do to take part in this hop is to visit the blogs of all the lovely ladies of this hop. The blog list and hop order is given below.  

I have created this card for the blog hop. It's a CAS card made using stencils. I used a washi tape to make a frame for the stencilled image. The design is colored using Wild Honey Distress ink. 

Why should you take part in this blog hop?
Who wouldn't want to win some exciting goodies!! Yes, Chaitali is giving away 2 sets of her newest stamp set, Henna Swirls, to 2 lucky winners of the hop! She'll pick 2 winners from all comments on all the blogs!
The prize is sponsored by There She Goes!!

The hop order is:
  • Indira -  --> You are here!

  • Happy hopping, and wishing all of you a very Happy and Safe Diwali!!

    October 31, 2013

    Handmade Diwali Card using Stencils and Distress Inks - 2

    Hi, this is the second diwali card that I made using the damask stencil from Itsy Bitsy store.
    You can view my other card made using this stencil here...

    October 30, 2013

    Handmade Diwali Card using Stencils and Distress Inks

    Hello!! I am back with another diwali card using this beautiful damask stencil which I purchased from Itsy Bitsy store.

    This is the stencil that I used. Its so easy to use and the pattern is so pretty! 

    Challenges entered
    Craft Room Challenge - Stencils & Masks

    October 29, 2013

    Handmade Diwali Card with Distress Inks

    Hi everyone. I am sure everyone is soaking in the festive fervor and so am I... all the colorful things around inspire me create to some quick and bright diwali cards.

    I made this card using Wild honey DI. I have stamped the doily design using DI. The doily print is not perfect and it rather resembles a sunburst or halo effect. This is the kind of effect I was looking for. I have used stickers from Pie Lane on these circles and the smaller ones are from Hobby ideas. The sentiment sticker is a local buy.

    October 28, 2013

    Black and White Anniversary Card

    Hi folks. Here is a quick post to share a card I made particularly for Sindhu's challenge.
    Its a Black and White Anniversary Card. The sentiment is a digi. The couple silhouette is from internet. I traced it and handcut it. The black and white border is from Itsy Bitsy. I have added some lace below the border to add a touch of elegance.

    Challenges entered
    The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
    Perfectly Rustic - Pattern Paper

    October 21, 2013

    Quilled Name Plate - Angak

    This is another quilled name plate that I made on order recently. Since it is for a boy, the color palette is mainly blue. I didn't want to keep it simple and straight forward so I have overlapped the alphabets and arranged in this manner.

    The work is this name plate is very minute and it took me more time to create this as compared to other one I made for NAVIKA

     Few close-ups...

    If you wish to see more of my name plates click here.
    Thanks for dropping by and for your sweet comments! Have a great day!!

    Challenges entered
    Itsy Bitsy - Anything Goes
    DCAM Challenge #3 - Photo inspiration

    October 17, 2013

    Quilled Name Plate - NAVIKA

    Hi friends! I am very excited to share this Quilled Name Plate that I made on order. I had very little time in hand to finish this owing to work and festivities, but I am glad I could deliver it on time.

    Though I have made many Name plates for kids in past, this was my first quilled name plate for a kid. I had made one quilled name plate for a couple using bee hive technique. But I have tried this type of quilling technique for the first time. I would like to thank few bloggers whose work inspired me.

    So here goes the Quilled Name Plate for baby Navika.

     A close-up angular shot..
      Side view...

     Another side view...

    Few more close-ups

     Hope you like my work. Would to glad to hear your comments/suggestions!

    Challenges entered
    Itsy Bitsy - Anything Goes
    DCAM Challenge #3 - Photo inspiration
    A Creative Romance - Pink
    Alphabet Challenge - R for Roses

    October 10, 2013

    Accordian Card

    Hi friends. I made this accordian card for my mom dad's anniversary. It is inspired by 2 cards: Isha's card at Lulupu and Monica Jot's Card .I absolutely love their style and work.
    The pictures were taken in a hurry and they do not reflect the real colors and beauty of the card. I have distressed the papers with broken china and peacock feathers ink and it looks very nice when you see it in real. For pink, I have used worn lipstick distress ink.

    There are many layers on the front side of the card. First is the PP, then die-cut, silver net and then the die-cut rose image.

    A close-up of the roses. This is from Lucy Cornwell's paper pack [Love it!!] I applied a bit of silver stickles on them for a shimmery look. The paper pack and diecuts are from Nupur's store.

    Here is an inside view of the card. The sentiment stamps are from Fiskars.

    Challenges entered
    Lulupu #18 - Load it up! [3 Layers: PP, Die-cut, net; Embellishments: Ribbon, pearls, diecut roses]

    October 8, 2013

    Magic Explosion Box - Cake

    Hi everyone! I am back with a brand new post today and some happy news!

    This is an explosion box that I made few days back. It's a pretty pink box with a cute cake inside. What's interesting about the cake is that the base is a platic scoop that comes with milk/protein powder boxes. I just cut off the handle and covered it neatly with fabric lace, plastic lace and embellished it with fabric roses and pearls/crystals. Easy peasy, isn't it? :)

    Challenges entered
    Itsy Bitsy – 4 P’s: Pearls, Pattern Paper, Posy, Pink
    Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - #241 Pearls and Lace
    Card Mania - Pastel Colors
    Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with Handmade Bow

    Now onto the good news part. Most of you must have seen it on my fb page, but I thought I should share it here too. I won at two blogs for my 'Upcycled Gift Box' and I am also featured at another blog for the same project. Details are as below:


    October 1, 2013

    Crafters Corner Blog first anniversary!

    Hi Friends, Crafters Corner blog is celebrating their first anniversary through some yummy weekly giveaways and a candy. Do join them in their celebrations.

    I wish Shalini and everyone at Crafters corner a hearty Congratulations. Keep up the good work and thanks for bringing such fabulous products to us.

    September 24, 2013

    Upcycled Liquor Box into Gift Box

    It's been a long time I made an upcycled project, and something like this had been on my mind since a long time. So I got my hands on a liquor bottle cover.. and converted it into a pretty keepsake/gift box. You can view my other recycled projects here and my recycled project tutorials here.

    I have used pattern paper from Papermania pack, MS Swirling Lace Punch, pearls, punched flowers, leaves, roses from Nupur's store and the big bloom is made by me out of handmade paper. The sentiment is stamped and embossed using zing embossing powder from Crafters Corner that I won as winner of a challenge.

    I have lined the upper edge of the lid with brown paper to give it a finished look. It closes sits snugly on the lower lid and to keep it in place I have used velcro dots beneath the straps [see pic2].

    I filled it with some {yes, some.... i have loads of it ;)} of my junk jewellery..... that necklace peeking out was a RAK from Ekta Maker.

    A view from the rear side... 

    The floral arrangement sitting pretty on my shabby chic box..

    The big bloom is made out of a handmade paper carry bag of a hospital. I loved the texture of this paper bag and I tore it apart to make these pretty flowers :)

    Side view of the box...

    Behind the scene pics...

    Recycled stuff used here is:
    Liquor box for base
    Net from old couier envelope
    Flower made of paper bag handmade paper
    Old broken jewellery piece as a charm, next to brad

    Challenges entered
    1. Lulupu #17 - Fancy me [Fav technique – Recycling and Shabby chic]
    2. Itsy Bitsy – 4 P’s: Pearls, Pattern Paper, Posy, Pink
    3. Crafters Corner #12 - 3 embellishments (Flower, Pearls, Brad), 2 Pattern papers, 1 sentiment
    4. Color Conceptions #4 - Spread your wings with distress inks (Worn Lipstick for Big bloom, Forest Moss for Leaves, Tattered Rose for Flourish die cut, Wild honey for Daisy centers, Vintage photo and Worn Lipstick for distressing PP edges)
    5. DCAM #2 - Shabby is Chic!

    September 23, 2013

    DIY Flower Basket

    Hey guys. I am very happy to share this project with you that I made on order last week. 
    All the flowers and leaves are handmade by me. My client wanted to gift this to her husband on his birthday, and the feedback in her own words was.... " Your card and basket made my day"!!  So does mine :) .... the appreciation we get for our hardwork is the true fruit of our labour.

    As you can see, there is an assortment of flowers... daisies, carnations in two sizes and some fillers. I didn't have big leaves to match the flowers, so I decided to make them on my own. I handcut white CS in mixed shapes and sizes and colored them using distress inks. I loved the natural shaded effect with distress inks.

    Here is an overhead view of the basket.. 

    Edited: The basket is upcycled. It was a chocolate bouquet as you can see in the picture below. I removed all the laces and raised the handle of the basket which was orgininally glued down here. I have also used the long sticks on which the chocolates were mounted, to stem the flowers. For the small blue daisies, I used my old semi-dried nail polish to color them.


    Challenges entered
    LESSology Challenge #29 - Birthday Party
    Color Conceptions #4 - Spread your wings with distress inks [Leaves have been colored with Shabby shutters and Forest Moss]
    Stampavie and More - #195 Flowers
    Crafter's Cafe - #30 Diecuts/Punches
    Crafty Sentiments - Anything But A Card
    Stamp with Fun - Decoration

    September 13, 2013

    DIY Flower with Handmade paper

    Hi everyone. I received many messages to share the tutorials of the flowers that I made recently. I will try to make more tutorials, but as of now I a sharing one simple flower tute. The best thing about this is that you can make it with basic tools and vary the size as per requirement.

    I had used a similar flower in one of my cards here.

    I have detailed out everything in the pictorial below. In case you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

    Hope you like the tute. Do let me know if you try it.

    August 31, 2013

    Black and White Card with Yellow Flowers

    I love trying new color combinations. And I was bored with the usual reds, pinks, etc. so I started out with a black card base. That set the ball rolling.... Then I used Black and White PPs to create the bg. I wanted to have a sentiment as the focus for my card. This sentiment is from the stamp set TPC Playful expressions.

    I made the flowers using this rose flower template from the net. I traced and cut out these flowers on white handmade paper. Then I colored them using Wild Honey Distress Inks. The light and dark grey leaves are cut out from an ad pamphlet. I colored the seam binding ribbon with the same ink to match the flowers.

    Here's a look at my card....

     I love the contrast of B/W with yellow and also the way these cute flowers look!!

    Challenges entered
    For the love of crafting - #18 Expressions
     Eclectic Ellapu - It's Sentimental
    Allsorts - #222 Sentiment
    Crazy 4 Challenges - 4C201 Use buttons or bows
    Delicious Doodles - No. 51 Anything Floral
    Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - #273 Black, white and one other color
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