Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Beyond Grey Sweet Tooth Challenge

This is the first time I am entering Beyond Grey challenges. This time round they have 'Sweet Tooth challenge with color palette. I have used shades of yellow, blue, green and brown from the palette. I think it can be gifted to some cute little fellow.

I have heat embossed the image. First I used versamagic chalk ink Jumbo Java, but it didn't hold the embossing powder. Then I used Brilliance Cosmic Copper, and surprisingly this Fast Drying ink was able to hold the powder to the surface.
house mouse spring dip

heat embossed stamped image

house mouse chocolate dip

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Quilled Numbers Anniversary Scrapbook

Okay, so this is the original project which I wanted to submit for Lulupu Challenge. But couldn't. Why? Because I didn't have the photos :)
I made this scrapbook for my parents' 41st wedding anniversary ( which was last December). I had all the photos saved in my laptop, but it decided to ditch me and gave up ghost. As I had already sent the album to India, I had to ask my brother to take photos of the pages and send me. There are only six pages in the album as I couldn't make more because of m laziness. But I decided to go ahead and gift the album ( more pages can be made and added later). And the result was as desired. My sister told me that mummy became very emotional when she got the album. Now she shows it to all the guests :)
quilled numbers

mum and her sister

Me with parents and siblings

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Love and Lace Heart Shape Quilled Trinket Box

 I have seen some creations in black and red and the combination is so classic and pretty. So this time I decided to try my hands on making something in black and red. But I had nothing in black so I CHEATED. I die cut the cardboard which came with my template. ( The ones that come with dies or plastic templates to prevent them from bending in the mail). Then painted it with black ready mix paint. I also wanted to use lace, but again : no black lace. So I colored the white lace with black promarker.
before the transformation

heart shape Quilled trinket box
The lid of the heart box is filled with small rolled ( at both ends)quilling strips though it looks like beehive technique. The box turned out to my liking so I decided to make a pair of earring to put in it. My daughter Ananya also joined in and made a few pairs. ( I had to bend the headpins with pliers for her as she is just 8). For my earrings, I used a pair of charms by making memories, which I have had for more than a year.
lace heart box

earrings made by Ananya

earrings made by me
I will gift the trinket box to my BFF. Now Ananya wants to gift something to her BFF. So I am thinking of making another box using a 'philadelphia' box along the same lines as this one. Hope to finish it before 14th :)

I am entering this box to : Cut it up: Valentine's Day ( dies used : Nellie Snellen and spellbinders lace heart)
Anything but a card: Tic-tac-toe ( 2,5,8 : Recycling, heart and Black)
Crafty Calendar : Love is all around
 Kitty Bee Designs: Valentine's/Love
 So Artful Challenges : Flourishes in the shades of red ( I hope my quilled swirls qualify)
Sugar Creek Hollow: Love and Adore
 Sunflower Designs : Valentine's Day/Hearts

Friday, 7 February 2014

Valentine's Day Easel Box Card for Men

I am still in stick pin making mode. This time I experimented by using a small bracelet chain and attaching it to the heart key. The patterned paper is from a pad by MAMBI. Dies used are spellbinders ornamental tags 1 and spellbinders lace heart. I used ' vintage photo' to distress the edges. The love heart stamp is a freebie from a magazine. I stamped it in versamark ckalk ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment stamp' live, laugh, love' is from Wplus9. I so wanted to use ' You hold the key to my heart' somewhere on my card. But I didn't have this stamp. So I made a teeny tiny book and wrote this phrase on its first page. Then I put the book in a small envelope and put it in the drawer.

easel box card

heart stick pin

I am entering this easel box card to :  The Crafty Bloggers Network: All about boys
Craft All Day : Male Card
Sparkle n sprinkle craetive challenge : Loose glitter/embossing powder/flock

Lulupu : Oh So Love-ly ( I have to confess that this time I forgot that the twist was to use patterned paper. I was in the midway of the project when the tubelight swtiched on. I had to abandone that project and then I started this one. Me and my forgetfulness :)

ALBC : Man Up

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

No Lines Coloring, Fabric Flower and a Double Gatefold card

Last week also I made a card using the same magnolia tilda stamp. Here again I have colored it using 'no lines' coloring technique. The ribbon flowers were bought from our local haberdashery shop. The fabric flower on the sentiment stamp ( crafty Individuals) is handmade. I followed a video on youtube ( Fiona Jennings) to make this fabric flower. Fiona is an amazing crafter.
The inner side panels were looking a bit  bare so I drew swirls on them with silver liquid pearl.

magnolia tilda double gatefold card

no lines stamping

handmade fabric flower

I am entering this card to:
Vintage Stamping Challenges : Lavender and Lace ends 2nd Feb
My Mum's Craft Shop : Love ends 31st Jan
Inky Chicks : Bingo  ( Lace, Swirls, Pearls) This is my second entry. I couldn't find the rules regarding the number limit, so I am going ahead with this card.
Everybody-Art_Challenge : Heart ends 4th Feb
City Crafter Challenge : Love Story ends 3rd Feb
Loves Rubberstamps : Use Lace ends 3rd Feb
Stampavie and more : Valentine's Day ends 11th Feb

Monday, 27 January 2014

No Lines Magnolia Tilda with Hearts Shabby Chic Vintage Card Using Promarkers

This is my first attempt at making a shabby chic/ vintage card. I chose this cute magnolia tilda with hearts image. I have tried No Line stamping here. The roses  and buttons are from hobbycraft. The stick pin is handmade. In the first photo, the pink die cut on the base of the easel looks square, but it is actually a rectangle. I couldn't get it right however hard I tried :) Also, if you look closely, you will find that I have put flatback pearls as a border all around the card. The sentiment stamp is from Crafty Individuals 'Just be my friend' set.

shabby chic vintage magnolia card

handmade stick pin

no lines magnolia tilda

I am linking up to :

Delightful Sketches : You have my heart
Crafting by Design : Girly
Paper-crating Journey : Vintage/Shabby Chic/Distressed ( Tim Holtz Vintage Photo)
All Sorts : Vintage
That Craft Place : Color Palette
The Stamping Chef : Anything Goes
Cuttlebugmania: All You Need is Love
Inky Chicks : Bingo  : Lace, Swirls and Pearls
Fussy and Fancy : Vintage
Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Use a Heart
Scrapper's Delight : Favourite colors  ( All time : Pink, Now a days : Cool aqua and turquoise)
Crafting From the Heart : Anything goes /fancy folds
Digi Drala : Vintage Photo Inspiration ( turquoise, pearls)
The Pink Elephant : Love
Victorine Stamps : Love/Valentine
Fab 'n' Funky : All About Words
The Stamping Boutique : Valentines
Simply Create Too : Valentine's Day or Use Hearts

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Another Handmade Calendar

This is my second calendar this year, the other one is HERE. I am going to send this calendar to India for my Papa. I often made some decorations for his office. He always appreciated them, never let me think that they are ameature or not worthy to be put in the office of an esteemed surgeon.

I have used patterned papers from Pink Paislee ( hope chest), Kaisercraft, Prima ( Zephyr), MME, Webster's pages ( western romance) and First Edition etc to make this calendar. I have used clay flowers, quilled flowers and fabric flowers which I made HERE.

                                           I especially love the stick pin that I used with clay roses. I am in love with beads these days. I don't have proper hat pins ( 3") so I had to make do with the general purpose head pins to make this one.
Lily bee stamp

quilled heart

saturated canary ladybug, cheery lynn sunflower
gorjuss stamp

crafty individuals seaside friends stamp

clay roses

handmade hat pin
crackle paint and distress ink

spellbinders dies

Unity stamp bevy of butterflies

memory box tessatina border die

quilled butterfly
fabric flowers

I am entering this calendar to :
Stamping Sensations: Ribbon, flowers, buttons
The sisterhood of Crafters : Out with the old In with the New ( new flowers, hat pin, memory box die, crafty individuals stamp, saturated canary stamp)
Anything But a Card : Balance  ( each month, each day brings something new, which you have to savor as well as merge it with what you already have, be it a new experience, a new gadget, a new member in the family)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge : Use your new stash  ( new flowers, hat pin, memory box die, crafty individuals stamp, saturated canary stamp)