Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Celebrate! :)..

Hi friends,
Today I have a joy-fold card to share with you all....I have made a fold -card after a long time ..I usually love working on either square or rectangle cards!...But this fold was quite fun and easy to do as well!..This card has been inspired by Shruti's card which she had shared on the Lulupu blog!...So here's a look at My card and some details..!!


And this is how it looks when lying flat....


And this is how the card looks when it is half -opened...

And the full view now...

And now here's a look at Shruti's card on which my card is based....

I just love Shruti's work a lot especially the way she uses her colors and her stamped and fussy-cut flowers look just awesome!...I have taken inspiration from the flowers and her color scheme and put my  own twist on it!...Hope its half as beautiful as Shruti's though!..I have made my flowers from the MFT die and colored it using distress inks.

Supplies Used :-
Base CS -Local buy
Pattern Paper -Digital Freebie
Dies :-
MFT Layered Rose ,MFT Fancy Flourish ,Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Exotic Butterflies ,Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip (RAK from Sindu! ),Cheery Lynn Lace Deco Corner (F),Cheery Lynn Mini -French Pastry Doily,Spellbinders Label 3
Stamps :-
The Paper Company studio
Distress Inks -Mustard Seed ,Tumbled Glass, Ripe Persimmon,Scattered Straw
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Basic Grey Brad
Mulberry Flower -RAK from Sharddha!

Challenges Entered :-
Lulupu - Lets Celebrate! ( Made it to Top 3! )
Cheery Lynn-Celebrate
Incy Wincy Designs -Use Pastels!
Love to create -Pastels
Jellypark Challenge :Pretty Pastels

Hope you like my card ..Please do leave me your comments /suggestions ...Would love to hear from you :)
Have a Good day Everyone !!
And wishing all my Indian friends a very Happy Holi :)                                           

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Guest Designing for IBSIC # 51! :)

Hi friends,
The card I am sharing today was made for my GD post at Inspired by Stamping inspiration Challenge # 51....So here's a look at my card first :-

And another view :-

My card is based on the color inspiration provided by the IBS ...Which is White,Orange and Green ...Here's a look at the color palette :


These colors are so vibrant and of course co -incidentally also the colors of our Indian national flag  :)...It was tough to use to use these colors but with a little hard work and with the help of lot of dies...LOL! ...This is what I have created :) ...The orange rose is handmade using the Layered rose die from MFT ...I am so in love with it !! ...The rest of leaves and foliage is all from Cheery-Lynn ...Even the banner on which I have stamped the sentiment is made from Cheery Lynn Lace Deco F corners by doing some clever cutting & sticking it on the sides of the small strip of white cardstock ...And I have covered a strip of white cardstock with Washi Tape and cut it out using a decorative scissors to create the scallop border in the bottom half of my card ...I love using washi tapes they are so versatile !!..So that's about all the info about my card !!
I am entering my this card too in Brenda's challenge as we both love using the trellis design and Brenda has made so many gorgeous trellis cards which you can see Here ,Here And  Here . ...:)

Supplies Used:-
Base CS -Fabriano Elle Erre!
Pattern Paper - Best of K& Company pack
Dies Used:-
MFT Layered Rose
Memory Box Tessatine Border
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 3
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flouirsh
Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches
Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Butterflies
Cheery Lynn Lace Deco Corner (F)
MS Daisy Punch
Punch Bunch Sprig leaves
Small Flowers -Colored using Rubber Stampede Inks
Inkadinkadoo Wedding Stamp set
Washi Tape

Challenges Entered:-
For the Love of Crafting -Season Stories ( I have chosen Spring) (Made it to the Top 3)
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge -Think Spring
Floral Fantasies Challenge - Cased your Trellis card.
Perfect sentiment challenge :Fairies or Butterfly .
Happy Campers -Add dimension
Card Mania -Lots of Layers!

Hope you like my card....Do leave me your comments/suggestions...Would love to hear from you...!!
Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Hi friends,
Today I have a fun card to share with you all which I have made for the inspiration at Crafter's Corner where our current challenge is 'Stamping'...So here's a look at my card :-

 And another view :-

 For my card I have stamped ,colored and fussy -cut the flowers and  embossed them....I have used distress inks to color my flowers & butterflies...And have also distressed the sides of the card as well as the seam binding ribbon...Kept things pretty simple! :)
I am entering My card in Brenda's challenge which She is currently hosting on her blog as a part of her 4000 followers celebrations...Brenda makes the most beautiful cards and She creates some of the most amazing stamped scenes that I have ever come across! :)

Supplies Used :-
Base CS -Fabriano Elle Erre!
Pattern Paper- Prima Marketing :RAK from Piali :)
Dies :-
Tim Holtz Caged Bird -RAK from Devika (Kukies Basket) :)
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco (F)
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches
Stamps :-
For Flowers - Wilson Designs Stamp : RAK from Piali :)
Alphabet Stamps -Studio G : RAK from Yvonne :D
Butterfly -Hero Arts Antique Engravings
Inks :-
Distress inks -Scattered Straw ,Vintage Photo ,Mustard Seed ,Fired Brick ,Festive berries &Tumbled Glass
Versafine Onyx Black Ink pad
Seam Binding Ribbon
Pearls & gems -Stash    

Challenges Entered:-
Floral Fantasies- Make a card isnpired by Brenda's post...I have chosen THIS card as my inspiration! :)
For the love of Crafting - I have chosen Spring season
Sentimental Sundays -Anything goes
Perfect Sentiments- Butterflies/Fairies
Going grey with Scrap creations -Use your favorite embellishments (Pearls)
Shopping our Stash - Spring
ABC Challenges- Bring on the flowers (Made it to Top 3)
My Craft Spot - Embossing (I have done dry embossing on the flowers)

Hope you like my card...Please do leave me your comments/suggestions...Would love to hear from you! :)
Have a nice day everyone!                                                                                                  

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring colors! :)

Hiya Friends,
So I am back again to share a card I have made and its in my fave Shabby chic style again :) ...I don't know about you people but I was kind of missing using soft colors !!! ...Well so can I just show you what I have created :)  ..Here's a pic of it :

 I am so in love with these colors so sharing an another view as well  ...Here goes :

 And a peek into how it looks on the inside as well :

 Okay now a little bit about my card ...I have used the Webster's Pages DP  for my base and I have distressed it using a small pair of scissors to create the whole shabby chic  look... Have used  various dies to make the frame ,Eiffel tower, flourish and leaves ....And have used the seam binding ribbon which I have hand colored :) ...The buttons that you see here are  hand made too ...I have made these following the Tutorial that Colleen has shared on the IBS blog and there is also a fun challenge based on it so do check out this challenge Here... And most Importantly  the colors of my card are inspired by the gorgeous color's of the Pretty Paper studio March Challenge...They have put up such a soft and beautiful palette that I  just had to make a card based on these colors ...Here's a look at them below :

I hope I was able to do justice to this lovely color scheme ....Do let me know you guys :)....

Supplies used :
Base CS -Campap
Pattern paper -Webster's pages (RAK from Piali! :)
Dies :-
Spellbinders Label 3 -Bought from Kavi's store
MFT Fancy  Flourish -Crafter's Corner
MFT Eiffel Tower- RAK from Sindhu! :)                        
Cheery Lynn  Lace Corner Deco F -Crafter's Corner
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches -Crafter's Corner
MS Doily Punch
Mulberry Flowers -Candy from Shraddha! :)    
Stamps :-
My Minds Eye Sweetest thing Honey -Bought from Varshitha
PTI Mehendi Medallion Stamp set -For stamping the buttons (Bought from Priya )
Hero Arts Antique Engravings
Inks :-
Memento Pear Tart -Bought from Varshitha
Distress ink -Tumbled Glass
Memento Rich Cocoa
Seam Binding Ribbon -Priya's Store
Pearls- Stash

Challenges Entered :-
PPS -Colors ( Winner! )
WHW # 92 -Decorating Buttons
For the love of crafting - I have chosen the Spring season
The Scrap Master 's Paradise -Gopi's Tic Tac Toe Challenge ( I have used Pattern  papers ,flowers & ribbon)
All sorts- Spring-time

Hope you all like my card...Would love to hear your comments /suggestions on this! :)
Have a nice day Everyone!

Friday, March 8, 2013

A very colorful Hello! :)

Hi friends,
I am bit late in sharing this card which I had made posted on the Crafter's Corner blog two days back...But nevertheless ,today being Women's day & a weekend to look forward to I am finally sharing it on my blog today...So without further rambling here's a look at my card :-

All the details of how I went about making this card I have shared in the Crafter's Corner blog...Do check it out HERE...!!

Supplies Used :-
Base CS -Campap
Dies :-
Spellbinders Label 8 (Traced & cut)
For the embossed background :-
Versamark Embossing ink pad
Ranger Super fine Clear Embossing Powder
Inks used :-
Distress inks used : Mustard seed ,Shabby Shutters ,Ripe Persimmon ,Tumbled Glass ,Scattered Straw and Fired Brick .
Versafine onyx black ink pad
Stamps :-
Hero arts Flourishes stamp
Unity Fall for you stamp set -Bought from Ujjwal
Inkadinkadoo Flowers stamp set
Sentiment -TPC Studio
White Pearls -Stash , Golden Pearl -RAK from Sindhu :)                                        

Challenges Entered :-
A blog named Hero -Make your own embellishments
Little Red wagon -Shaped Card
Oldie but goldie challenge- Feeling floral ( My Inkadinkadoo & TPC stamps are really old...I have them for more than 2 years now) (Made it to Top 3)

Hope you all like my card..Do leave me your comments/suggestions...Love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!                 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Congrats !!

Hi Friends,
Today the card that I am sharing is the one that I have made for my GD post at Catchy Challenges run by Deepti ..She has started this new challenge blog with some really Fab challenges and Yummy Prizes ....So  do check out her blog Here ..And  here's a look at my card  based on her challenge :-

Since this card had to be based on the inspiration picture below I had to play along with only two colors so I kept my base brown and scored my cardstock on the bottom half using MS score board and to darken the upper half I inked it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then stamped and colored some flower then fussy cut them and popped them on dimensions also placed an die cut flourish below and inked it in blue as well ...Oh and did you notice the blue ribbon bow ...Well that is the Seam Binding ribbon which I had got from Priya's store and inked it using A -La -Mode dye ink to match with my flowers :) ...Doesn't that look Fabby :)...If you are interested on how to color your Seam Binding I have a Tutorial Here

Supplies Used :
Base CS : Local buy
Stamps : Inkadinkadoo Doodle flowers and Small wooden  alphabet stamps (Candy from Yvonne :)
Inks : Memento rich Cocoa,A-La - Mode Aqua
Die -Cheery lynn Fanciful flourish  (Priya's store )
Seam binding Ribbon ( Priya's Store )
Small blue flower ( Rak from Varshitha )
Pearls : Stash.

Challenges Entered :
Cut it up : Inspired from Pinterest and also use Die cuts.(Made it to Top 3)
For the Love of Crafting :Deep in the woods ( I am hoping my scored back ground  is eligible for this :)
Addicted to Stamps & more : Use a physical stamp (Honourable Mention)

Hope you all like my card..Do leave me your comments! :)
Have a nice day everyone!                                                 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Inspiration for Crafter's Corner # 6 - Stamping! :)

Hi friends,
Its a new month and  we at Crafter's Corner have a new challenge for you this month and its all about 'Stamping'....So here's my card based on this theme ...I decided to play with my new Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals set which I had  purchased few months back ....But never got to use it properly...So with my thinking cap on this is what I came up with :-

The small flowers & the leaves are stamped & colored with Distress Inks using the Koi Water Brush I had got from Crafter's Corner...I just never realised how easy it was to color with these water brushes...Saves a lot of time too! ....I really enjoyed coloring with Distress inks...They are so vibrant & they react very well with water...And when they dry the effect that they give is always beautiful...The above panel of my card is created by stamping the large leaf stamp from the Blissful Botanicls set... !!

Supplies Used :-
Base CS -Campap
Chevron PP -MME Sweetest Thing Tangerine (Crafter's Corner)
Yellow Prima flower -Crafter's Corner
Border Punches :
MS Daisy for sentiment tag
MS Doily Lace punch
Stamps :
Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals (Bought from Lulupu)
Coloring done with Distress inks -Fired Brick ,Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed ,Tumbled Glass, Shubby Shutters and Ripe Persimmon - (All from Crafter's corner)
Versafine Onyx Black -Crafter's Corner
Koi water brush -(Crafter's Corner )
Challenges Entered :-
Stamp 'n' doodle -Use 2 different  punches /dies - I have used two MS border punches
Inky Impressions -Splash of red
Addicted to Stamps and more -Use a physical stamp
Created with Love- Bright & Cheery
Crafty Cardmakers- Flowers as Main focus

Hope you all like my card...Please leave me your comments/suggestions...I love to hear from you! :)
Have a nice day everyone!