Thursday, 20 April 2017

Blog Candy Giveaway Open Till 20th April 2017

Okay, so the give away is here. To see what I am offering , you will have to hop over to my You tube channel Sheetal's Nook. As I said in my earlier post,  The giveaway will run till 20th April 2017. To be able to enter the giveaway, you need to
1. Be a subscriber of my youtube channel.
2. Tell me which is your favourite craft tool and technique. 

Though I have been crafting and developing new craft interests, I haven't been very active in the blogging world lately, but that's going to  change now. I will be taking part in the craft challenges along with continuing with the swaps that I have recently started. 
I am going to have a monthly blog candy as well. And may be ...... start a crafting challenge? Now that will be a lot on my plate. But one can try....... 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Quilled egg Spring card with stamped flowers

I have used uniko stamps flower power 1 to make these flowers. Quilled the egg in pastel colors. First I cut the egg base from spellbinders egg die, made the outline with on the edge quilling and then filled the egg with quilled shapes and beehive quilling. The yellow background  has come out darker than it really is. This is my first quilled Easter card and I am thinking of giving it to my daughter's teacher. I have quilled another egg, which I will make into a card for the teaching assistant.





I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Uniko Stamps: Spring with optional twist of Easter

My mum's craft shop :  Woodland Animals or Easter

Dragon Lair's Designs : Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Spring

QKR Stempede: Spring is in the Air

Quilled Typography Monogram I

I am learning quilled typography now a days. Today I want to share quilled monogram I. I have made this monogram for a very special lady. She is a second mother to me.Lots of things in my life, I learned  from her. She truly symbolises the saying, " Friends are the Family You Choose".

Though In the last twelve years, we have hardly met four-five times and talked on phone even less, But she is always in my thoughts. Her name starts with the letter I so I made the quilled monogram. We are visiting India in Easter Holidays, then I will gift her this canvas.








I am entering this Quilled Typography canvas in the following Challenges:


Everybody Art challenge : Flowers

Tuesday Throwdown  : Add Dimension

Fairytale Challenge : Favourite Color Combo Mine is Pink and Aqua/ Turquoise

Paper Creator's Crafts : All about Mum

Crafty Calendar : Mum's Day/ Special Female

Crafty Cardmaker : For a Special Woman

Moving Along with the Times : Handmade or diecut flowers

Indian Quilling Challenge : Celebrate Women



Monday, 20 March 2017

Graphic 45 Inspired Book Box Recycle Craft

I have a couple of book boxes that I bought from TK MAXX. But the idea, to make a book box, never occured to me till I watched a video where the crafter decorated the graphic 45 book box. Bless YouTube for the "suggested videos", and I landed on a tutorial which showed how to make the book box. Here is my first attempt made from coco pops snack bar box.





The second one, I made from some scrap pieces of a kids craft supplies box.
It was again a haphazard try. But I am pretty pleased with the result, though my daughter says that next time you should try to make it Really look like a book :). The cover and back pages are from Graphic 45 Mon amour collection and so are the stickers. Papers on the inside are from Recollections. Made an accordion fold heart which I learned to make through an amazing video. Glued a clay piece on the spine. I had thought of glueing clay corners but forgot and instead put lace on the edges. Many a  time I end up ruining the project because of my forgetfulness.









I am entering this Graphic 45 inspired Book Box  in the following challenges :

Unstampebelles : Use Punctuation Sign
Crafty Girls Creations : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes 
Creatilicious : Anything Goes 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Spring Card Using Jeremiah Ketner 'Spirals' Stamp

 I love crafts and me stamps. Got a couple of them recently. I have used webster's pages patterned paper for background and sizzix thinlit frames die. The flowers are from my stash.


I am entering this card in the following challenges

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Shabby Chic Paper Fan Altered Art

Made this shabby chic paper fan a long time back and gifted it to a friend. It's my facebook profile now. Got the paper fan from the works, my favouritest craft store. I think I got 3 for £1. It was my first attempt at altering a paper fan and think it turned out good. The ribbon roses and the big lacey flower are all handmade. The beaded danglers, I bought from India.  The ivory guipure lace is from my stash.
I am entering this shabby chic fan in following challenges : 

Creates and Makes : Anything goes with optional, make it vintage








Thursday, 9 March 2017

Quilling Typography Holi Canvas with Quilled Water Gun

Made this Quilling Typography canvas today. I wanted to finish it quickly as Holi is coming. It falls on 13th March this year. Took me two days to finish it. Got the idea of putting water guns later. The quilled water guns cover the blank space nicely, me thinks. The word Holi is quilled in Hindi, my mother tongue.

Those blog friends, who don't know what Holi is, it is an Indian Festival generally celebrated in Macrh-April after harvest. Holi is called Festival of Colors. People chase and colour each other with dry colour powder and water. Kids throw water balloons on each other and get their water guns out few days well in advance. Holi is a festival full of life and laughter. 







I am entering this Quilling Typography Holi Canvas in the following challenges :

All sorts : Spring  Inspiration








Friday, 3 March 2017

Quilling Typography Sheetal's Nook

I am on a roll now a days. Making lots of quilled flowers. Quilling is definitely time consuming.But also therapeutic and calming. I have learned so many different crafts in the last ten years, but Quilling remains my first love. Though I have to confess that I am a slow learner :) I want to learn quillography too. I first Tried quillography when I made a scrapbook for my Parents' Anniversary. Then I attempted to make the cover of my facebook profile. There are many great tutorials on internet teaching Quillography. The one which I found useful is by Discover Quilling. Following is the quillography that I did for my Facebook Page.




 I am entering my Quillography in the following challenges :

Crafty Girls Creations : Anything Goes

Crafty Creations : Anything Goes

Double D challenges : Think Spring

Crafting With an Attitude : Anything Goes

As you Like It : What you make other than cards ( Quilled canvases/ wall hangings)

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sneak Peak of Blog Candy Giveaway Open World wide

Hi all, as promised earlier, I am going to have a blog candy/giveaway to celebrate the launch of my craft channel on youtube Sheetal's Nook. The giveaway will run till 20th April 2017. To be able to enter the giveaway, you need to 1. Be a subscriber of my you tube channel
        2. Tell me which is your favourite craft tool and technique.
I will upload the video next week. Here is a little sneak peak in what's on offer.





See you all next week.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Altered Tissue box and Kitchen roll into Jewellery holder

                           Sneak Peak of Blog Candy Giveaway Open World Wide 


                    I am a great TKMAXX fan. Love all the cutlery, furniture and book boxes. And not to                          mention, the craft supplies which area bargain. So I saw this Jewellery holder there and                        thought to myself, I can make this!
                      Here is the original at TKMAXX





And this is what I made :




The base, as you can see, is the tissue box . Bracelet holder is made from kitchen towel roll. And the 'pole' is actually an aluminium foil holder. The fabric rose and crochet flower is handmade. The paper roses are from wild orchid crafts. I covered the holder with shabby chic-y fabric with script design.
I am entering it in the following challenge :
My time to craft : Anything but a card

International Art and Soul : Recycling

Alphabet Challenge : Y for you Choose

Delicious Doodles : Anything but a Card

All sorts : Anyhing Goes

UnstampaBelles : Anything Goes  ( Flowers are new)

Monday, 23 January 2017

Anyone for a Giveaway?

I know it's been ages since I posted here. But I have been busy. In between two house moves, I have found new hobbies and brushed the old skills.  Here are some of the projects that kept me busy




One of my new year resolutions for 2017 is to be more active on my blog and my youtube channel ( which I will be launching in a few days.So, to celebrate a new year and new beginnings, I am thinking of a giveaway. But only if there is sufficient interest in the giveaway. 
Details will follow soon. Chao.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016

My First Mini Album ( Shabby Chic!)........ Pat on the Back

This post is for Lulupu craft challenge for the month of May. I wanted to try my hand on mini albums so I thought to join in the fun. Not that I have much experience of making 12 x 12 albums. My first and only attempt till date at scrapbooking was when I made an album for my parents' anniversary. What I dread in making albums, is how to fill space. In that sense, mini albums pose less risk 😊.

So here is my mini album. As shabby chic is my current obsession, I have tried to infuse shabby chicness in it. 
Cover


The ribbon roses are made by me. Chipboard frame is from hobbycraft which I distressed with vintage photo and then spread glossy accent over it. 
1st page and the facing page

The laces used on both the pages were bought from Kinari bazar, Delhi. The journaling is from La De Doh collection.

2nd page and facing page

I used Prima fairy belle for background which coincidently matches with my daughter's pose. The metallic butterfly is a broken brooch. And the circle on which it is sitting, is again a Prima paper laminated and crocheted by me. 

The green flowers on the facing page were made using a 5 petal punch

I tried to create a mini album inside the mini album, but forgot that it will dangle helplessly every time we open the album. So had to glue Velcro to cover that slip.


3rd page and facing page

The big fabric flower has been made by me, including the pink crochet circle. Bronze cameo is handmade in air drying clay and then painted in acrylic color.


The memories frame is from MME collection
                                                                                                                                                                                       4 and facing page

How can anything be complete without a touch of quilling! I quilled these flowers in pastel tone to match with the shabby theme. 

Last page

This is again an attempt at another mini album. The fabric flower is handmade by me. So is the stick pin. Lipstick and mirror stamp is from imaginisce.



Thank you for taking time to visit my blog. All the best to  other participants of the challenge.