Sunday, 16 December 2012

My first Triple Easel Card

This is my first triple easel card made from A4 sheet. I am in love with easel cards. They are so easy to make and add elegance to your cards.
 I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Craft your passion: stitching ( I hand stitched the square using x cut die)
Papercraft junkies : Bingo ( flowers, buttons, ribbon) The felt flower is made using spellbinders die
Creative Craft World : Mini challenge
Go fish Challenge: Anything goes
 Materials Used :
 Paper: Kanban plain cards: yellows and green

Stamp: Gorjuss bearly mine ( I cut the stockings to fit the image in the square)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A Birthday Party

Today is Ananya's 7th birthday. We had invited her classmates at home.  I didn't feel a tinge of guilt while buying (ready made) invites for the party. But when writing the names on the envelopes, my inner crafty self raised her head and looked down upon me. She chided me for using pre printed invites and scolded me so much that I was left with no alternative but to do something crafty with the envelopes. Luckily I had a 'balloons' stamp stashed somewhere in my cupboard. Then I thought of using 'A' as Ananya's initial and included that too. The result was this :

I thought I had appeased her and went on to make arrangements for the party. But here she goes again, and that too a day before the party! Her Highness, The Crafty Self, again came knocking at my door. I was bullied to make some paper decorations. The result was this:
Paper rosette hangings

Quilled Butterflies

quilled flowers

Felt flowers
Of course I didn't make all these in one day. I already had all the stuff with the exception of rosettes. So all I had to do was arrange them on the walls. Bless the soul who invented blue tac.
Rosettes were easy peasy to make and I made five of them in half an hour. 

I think now I can sleep with ease, without getting disturbed by Her Highness :)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Random Thoughts

Waiting! Waiting!
My mojo has gone for a walk. And it is still somewhere out there. Seriously! I haven't touched stamps or quilling tool for the past four months and I don't even feel guilty!  
The last ( failed) attempt at creativity was making invitation cards for my brother in law's marriage. But as we weren't able to  attend the wedding due to visa hassles, I had to leave them unfinished :( 
After that , a complete full stop. 

I have so many quilled things already made, just waiting to be glued on a card, but I don't feel like doing anything with them. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Guest DT Post for Try it on Tuesday

I was asked by sweet Angela , to do a guest post for Try it on Tuesday. So here I am with my Quilled creations. 
Edit: The internet connection at my flat has gone for a walk and I am not able to schedule this post inspite of all my efforts. So dear husband has helped me out and will post it from his office. 

I am entering the flowers card for the following challenges: Lilypad:flowers
Paper Pretties:  Flowers
The shabby Tearoom: homegrown flowers
Wags'n Whiskers: Flowers

Friday, 30 March 2012

Magnolia Card

This is the first magnolia card that I have made. It's a mini magnolia with a cake. I have made this card for Quixotic inspirations challenge. The quixotic paperie shop is fabulous and has great deals. I bought some whimsy stamps and die from them. Their delivery is fast and prices are, as I said, super great.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Quilled Butterfly

Sir Stampalot is having a super challenge for March. You have to take inspiration from DTs' work and create your own piece. When I saw Francesca's Butterfly card, I instantly knew what I will be making. But then I was caught in a butterfly making frenzy and forgot about the particular butterfly that I had to make for this challenge. Anyways, yesterday I visited the challenge blog again and was reminded of my 'to do' list. So here is my 'Quilled' take on Francesca's card.

Francesca's Card

quilled butterfly
quilled butterfly card

closeup of quilled butterfly

I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Sir stampalot: DT inspiration
Frosted Design: Things with Wings
Penny's Ppaper:321
SJ Crafts: 123
Robyn's fetish: Easel Card
Made Especially for You: Three Buttons

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Bells' n Whistles Card

I have experimented with this easel card. I cut the circle with fiskars  circle cutter. The base looks long rectangle, but infact it's a square and fits perfectly with the circle. The Image is Bells' n Whistles ( my first one). I love Elizabeth Bell's images. Recently I used  my newly bought hand shredder and made lots of paper strips. They came in handy to make these quilled flowers for this card.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges :
 Crafty Bloggers Network: Floral
Craft Your Passion: Easel Cards
One Crazy Stamper: Birthday
 One Stop Craft Challenge: Handmade Flowers
Joanna Sheen : Spring is in the Air
 Papercrafting Journey: Pretty Pastels
SJ Crafts: 1 2 3, added  extra 3 ( one image, two PP, three flowers)
Crafty Purple Frog:  Pink & Girly
Crafts and Me: Lets see circles
Cupcake Craftroom: Spring
Pixie cottage: Pastels

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Blog Candy

Recently I bought quite a few Tildas and Gorjuss girls. Have just started playing with them. So I thought why not share  a Gorjuss girl with my blog friends. Here is the candy for March : A clear stamp set ' Hang me up to Dry'. As always, all you have to do, to enter in the draw, is to leave a comment on this post and post the pic of the candy in your side bar linking back here. I will post world wide. The candy is open till March 30 and I will draw a winner on 31st March. Good Luck.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Thank You Card

I made this card for Ananya's teacher ( teaching assistant). It was her last day in the school this Monday.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

I have got mail!

I got the fabulous candy that Lovely Lynn ( Crafty Linby) sent me. All the beautiful stamps and papers made me want to dig out my stamp pads and start playing with them. I am sure I will get to it this week end. Thank You Linby :))

Friday, 3 February 2012

Time to Move.....Again

Tomorrow we will be moving in a new house. It has been a busy week, with all the packing and sorting. Which things will go in the bin, which will go to the charity, and then start the packing........later unpacking. Ananya is super excited and have told all her teachers that ' we are moving in a new house'. I guess I won't be able to make cards for few days :(  

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Another Bag

I made this bag for Frosted designs's Fabulous Friday  challenge, which is :
3 patterned papers ( 2 PPs + the rossette is made from patterned paper )
2 buttons and one word title.
Materials Used : Paper: Creative cardmaking summer collection card: kanban Stamp: simple sentiments