Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Hearts Galore

This is a suer easy bag/box to make. I so loved making it thta made three in one go. For this bag , I use hero arts, Anita's and Accessorize stamps. I am entering this bag in :
Just us Girls: 3D valentine

Beads on Card

This is the first time I have made a card with beads stitched on it. I used martha stewart punched hearts for stitching the beads in.

I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Crafty cardmakers : Beads
Creative craft challenges: Bingo ( mine is: pink, ribbon  and gems)

Alota Rubber stamps: Hearts Allsorts: One or more hearts
One stop craft challenge: Stitching ( Will stitched beads  count as stitching....???)

Blog candy Winner

Drawing of blog candy was easy peasy as there were only six or so participants, he he he. My daughter Ananya chose the winner from the slips I made. Though the response for this candy was damp :) I am not disheartened, and would continue to offer candy every month ( have already selected some thhings for next candy ). I have won candy in the past and it feels nice to win something and it feels double nice to pay it forward.
Any ways without much further ado.............The winner of my craft clearout candy is ......................Crafty owl. Congratulations. Please mai me your address so that I can post the goodies to you.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

Blog Candy Reminder

Just a quick reminder abpout my monthly blog candy. If you want to particcipate in the current giveaway, please leave me a comment on the post HERE and put a picture of the candy in your side bar.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

A Card and a Box

Over at Try it on tuesday, the theme this week is ' In the Mail'. I didn't have to think twice what I was going to make. I have been looking for some way to mail my quilled cards safely. Bubble wrap envelope is an option, but I tried it and it didn't work. I found a tutorial on Dr. Sonia's blog to make an easy Box for card and knew that's what I needed. Thanks Dr. Sonia. The box was easy peasy to make, but I didn't like the way it turned out so I tried a second time. Now I am a bit satisfied.
I am entreing the box in the following challenges :
Try it on tuesday: In the Mail
C.R.A.F.T.: Recipe : Digi Image ( the bird bath is a free digi,  bird stamp is from CArt-us), ribbon and buttons
Little Claire's : Anything but a card
I am entering the card in:
Desmet designs: Orange/green

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A BirthDay Card

I created this card using a this cute free digi stamp. These stamps are drawn by a lovely lady and I had downloaded quite a few, but right now I can't find the folder where I put them. I will search later and add a link to the blog where I found the stamp.

I printed the stamp on a printer paper and promarkers aren't very paper friendly, so I used water color pencil for the mouse and colored the flowers with promarkers. I am glad the colors didn't bleed much. I am entering the card in the following challenges :
Cardpatterns : Sketch
One Stitch at a Time: Round and Round
Papercrafting Journey: Floral
Sew Many Challenges: Circles
Pollycraft Monday: Warm it up
Made Especially for you : Friends

P.S. I found the folder! You can find fabulous free digi stamps at http://sliekje.blogspot.com/

Craft Clearout Blog Candy

I cleared my cupboard today and found somethings that I wanted to share with someone in the blogland. Some are new and some have been out of packets but unused. Here is the picture. I tried adding more close ups, but blogger is behaving badly today and it took me all day to upload one photo!So if you want this small candy, please leave a comment on this post and put a picture of the candy on the sidebar of your blog. I will draw a name on Monday 30th Jan.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Stamping on Vellum

I made this mini card for my mum. I forgot her birthday ( which was on 10th). As she is in India, I will email the pic to her. I stamped hero arts flower image on a translucent vellum piece and coloured with water colour pencils. I worked on the vellum for the first time, and liked it. I think I am going to try soem more projects.
I am entering this card for the following challenges :
 Frosted designs fabulous friday: use acetate/acrylic/transparency
Creative Craft World : minis

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Easel card

This is my first ever easel card. I have used See Dees love stamp for the image. And as I have to have some quilled item for my card, so I added a quilled flower I made some days back. I am entering this card for

I brake for Challenges : Fancy folds
Kenny k’s krafty girlz : Big Bows
Lets ink it up : Anything Goes
Scrap creations : Die cuts


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

How to Make an Easy Paper Rose

This tutorial will show you how to make a super easy spiral rose.
Supplies :
1. Bottle cap, or a round lid ( I have used bay food jar lid)
2. Scissors, fancy edge scissors ( optional) 3
. Quilling tool ( optional)
4. Glue
5. pencil and eraser

First trace the circle on a piece of paper and cut it out. 
Start cutting the circle in round spiral shape.
Start rolling the spiral from the outside end.
When the whole rose is coiled, put it on the mat and let it unwind.
Glue the shape at the bottom and you rose is ready.
If you have scalloped scissors, you can use them to cut the paper to give a fancy look to your rose.


a baby food jar lid is used for making circle here

drawn circle

cut circle

start cutting spirally

The completly cut circle

start rolling at the beginning end

hold the shape

let it unwind

glue at the bottom

 Here is a card where I have used spiral roses.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbon Challenge : Celeberation
Craft your days away: New beginnings
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Celebration
Crafty Purple Frog: Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper: Red, white and one more colour ( mine is pink) Bling it On : New beginnings

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Birthday Wishes

This card is made using the sketch from .I have mounted Molly bloom stamp image on a yellow card which I stamped with I brake for Stamps' background floral stamp. For the sentiment I have used one of the stamps that I got made in India during my last trip.I am entering this card to:
The sweet stop: Sketch
Lets Ink It Up: Anything goes
Shelly's Images:  Roll'em ( mine was 2,3,8)
Demset Designs: Recycled ( I used buttons as embellishments from my daughter's old skirt)
PanPastel@UK: Anything goes

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Another Hand Stitched Card

Here is another card using stitching. I stitched the hearts using erica fortegen's template. I made thhis card using free papers from papercraft inspiration magazine. The quilled roses are handmade by me and the leaves are die cut. I again used the Hampton arrts mini albhabet stamps for the sentiment. I am entering this card for the following challenges:
The pixie cottage : Stitching
Annabelle's stamps Anything goes
Just Tracy's : Love is in the air
Stampin for the weekend : Old ( ribbon from my stash, I have loads, but rarely use them.)
Paper Play : In Stitches

hand stiched heart

hand stitched heart

quilled roses

quilled roses

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

CAS ( Clean & Simple) Quilled Valentine's Day Card

I have made this card using tight coils of paper strips. I drew a heart with fiskars stencil and then glued the coils on the outline. For the sentiment, I have used Hampton Arts mini alphabet stamps.

I am eneterinf it for the following challenges: Sir stampalot: monochromatic
I Brake for Challenges: Clean and Simple
Young Crafters Unite: Clean and Simple
CCmonthly Challenge: Love is in the air
Craft-room : Clean and Simple

Friday, 6 January 2012

Distressed Ink Card

This is my first distressed ink card. The stamp is a collage from I brake for Stamps. I am especially entering this card for Try it on Tuesday where the theme this week is 'All Your Own Work!. I used Tim Hotlz Spiced Marmalade ink. For the collage I also added a bit of Black Soot. I have stamped with a clear flower stamp to make background. The ribbon flowers are handmade by me. I used a quilling tool to make them.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Hand Stitched 'Hi' Card

This is my second hand stitched 'hi'. First one is tucked away in some scraps. I used chain stich to stich and then stiched this cute little green button on 'i'. I think this is also the first time that I have ever used a button my my card. I love buttons and ribbons but rarely use them. This Christmas I splurged on craft goodies which I bought from newly opened Hobby craft store. For this card, I learned how to make a bow from ribbon. I did the faux stiching with green sharpie around the circle edges.I am entering the card for the following challenges: That craft place : buttons and bows Fab and Funky : Something new....... I got a pack of new buttons. Scrap-Creations: Some thing old something new.