Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Layout for Sarah's Challenge

The layout is made using sarah's sketch. The pics are a bit blurry as I am using the  tablet to take snaps and post them here. The corner roses (lower left)and swirls are done using distress cackle paints worn lipstick and mustard seed on a flex shablone corner stencil. The roses on the upper left corner are handmade by drawing a circle then cutting three six petal shapes. The swirls are die cut with whimsy dies. The title is hand written over the frame for which I used distress crackle paint picket fence.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Challenge Entry for Lulupu : Handmade Desktop Calendar

 Here is a desktop calendar that I made for Lulupu Challenge. Though I am satisfied with it as my first attempt, there are a couple of things that I missed or could have done better.
1) I didn't have an eyelet setter so I had to make do with punching a hole. Eyelet would have made to look it more professional. 2) While fixing the calendar tabs on individual pages, I didn't notice the significance of each month, so I have pretty pink roses in the month of autumn October. But I did get one thing right by chance.  My wedding anniversary falls in November and I made a romantic LO :)
Anyway here is my calendar and individual photos.

Handmade Calendar 2014 January

Handmade Calendar 2014 February
Handmade Calendar 2014 March

Handmade Calendar 2014 April

Handmade Calendar 2014 May

Handmade Calendar 2014 June

Handmade Calendar 2014 July

Handmade Calendar 2014  August

Handmade Calendar 2014 September

Handmade Calendar 2014 October
Handmade Calendar 2014 November

Handmade Calendar 2014 December

Scrapology Layout: S is for Splicing

 This is my first LO for scrapology challenge. I have used  stamps from MME Miss Caroline, Teressa Collins Memorablia and Bo bunny Snap collections. The die cut paper is either Pink Paislee or Bo bunny ( sorry I am really bad at remebering names, I could tell the names of stamps because I could go back to my stash to have a look :) The journalling is done on Kanban vintage tapestry paper which is die cut using spellbinders card creator. The picture was taken at Stonehenge and is one of the few photos where the whole family is photographed, as it is usually me behind the camera.

I think I can enter the Layout to Lulupu challenge too.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Happy Birthday

I made this card using the sketch at Scrapology . I cut the bunting using a stamp from  MME Howdy Dowdy collection. The flowers are made with Joy crafts die.

joy craft rose die

MME Howdy Dowdy  bunting stamp

 Materials Used :
 Paper: DCWV Mango frost, Prima 'Zephyr' collection, Kanban ' the language of fowers'
 Stamp: Crafty Individuals, My mind's eye ' howdy dowdy'
Die: Joy crafts floral flourish

Friday, 6 December 2013

Spellbinders Filligree Hinged Easel Card

magnolia tilda
This is my second entry for Charmed Cards and 
Crafts challenge.  I especially like the flowers in this easel card, which I made from the left over shapes from wplus9 quilt die. The butterflies are from hobbycraft. I saw a video tutorial on youtube by Becca Feeken where she taught how to make filligree hinged cards from spellbinders dies. I really liked the idea and turned the idea into this easel card.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Another LO using distress inks and masks

I have used Tim Holtz mini mask and Prima masks on this layout. The flowers are die cut from Joy crafts floral flourish 5 die. The swirls are die cut from Whimsy stamps die and Wplus9 dies. This is my second entry for Merly Imressions Challenge. I am also entering the LO to Sketchbook365 and Charmed Cards and crafts challenge ( Autumn) and I think it will also fit the Rhedd and Rosie Challenge ( I have used DCWV and Sasfrass Lass papers which I have had for ages)


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My First Ever Scrapbook Layout

Technically this is my third LO. But I made the other two for a mystery project which I can't reveal. You never know who might be reading :) Anyhoo, I have been meaning to participate in a couple of scrapbooking challenges, but ......... I based this LO on Sarah's November challenge. Over at Merly Impressions, the challenge is to use stencils. This is the first time I used stencil/mask on any of my projects. I don't have many stencils ( only one actually), so I tried cheating and used sizzix framelit die as my stencil and painted the area with blue acrylic paint. But the result wasn't to my liking so I glued black frame over the stencilled part. Next I experimented with my Imagination Crafts honeycomb mask. I was a bit impatient to take it off, and smudged the area in the process. At the bottom right corner, I embroidered waves.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Autumn Inspired Card with Unity Stamps

Recently I got lots of unity stamps from Make the Day Special and Craft Emporium. I am in love with these stamps. They are deeply etched and the designs and sentiments are super. I am waiting for another batch which I ordered at Stampezee :) I began this card as soon as I got the first lot of Unities. I didn't have enoughorange or black card stock with me. So I coloured the white card with Tim Holtz distress ink pads 'black soot' and spiced marmalade and made roses & flourishes.

 Materials Used :

Paper: K&co., Papermania

Stamps: Hoppy Birthday stamp from Unity Stamp Company, frame stamp from Wplus 9

Dies: Marianne flourishes, crafts-too flourish, marianne rose die, spellbinders circle

I am entering this card in the following challenges :

Unity stamp company's Friends with Flair

My mum's craft shop : Halloween

Feeling Crafty: Autumn colours

Hobby house: roses

Marker pop blog: Anything goes

Stamping Sensations: All creatures big and small  I am Hoppying that my froggy will qualify to enter this challenge
Creative craft challenges 2: Anyhthing goes

Heck of a challenge : Autumn colours

Ladybug Crafts: Halloween/diecuts

Friday, 5 April 2013

Back to India

Finally after one and a half year I am back home.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Accordion Fold Card

Accordion Fold Card


Materials Used:
Papers: K & Co 'Jadore', Papermania die-cut, First Edition 'Love Letters'
Stamp: Bravura, sentiment is a stamp I got made in India
Embellishments: Premade butterflies, Handmade roses
Punch : Martha stewart
Die: Spellbinders decorative labels

I am entering this card in the following challenges :
For the Love of Crafting: Fancy fold with love theme ( Mother's love)
Polka Doodles: Lots of Layers + Red and Pink
The Craft Room: Monochrome
IBSIC: Colours : Red, Light Pink, Rose Pink
Itsy Bitsy : Pattern Papers
Crafters Corner: Expressions of Love
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Monochrome+Ribbon
Flutter By Wednesday's : Anything goes + Butterfly

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Valentine's Day Tri Shutter Card

\\tri shutter card
I made this card a long time back, when I first learned to make tri shutter cards. Today I found it while putting my other cards in the box. I have used See D's stamps for the this card and Anita's ( I think) peel offs. I colored the couple with promarkers. I used a flower rubon too, but don't remeber the brand. The papers are downloaded from Cardmaking and Papercrafts.
I am entering this card in:
For the Love of Crafting: Fancy Folds with Love Theme
Lulupu: Love is in the Air
C.R.A.F.T : Valentine's Day or Love