Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sky's the Limit !!

Hi Friends ,
Today I have a quick share of a card I have made for the BGC challenge "Sky's the Limit " and here's my take on it :                                                          
And a side view of my card :                                                                            
As you can I have kept it very simple and done a lot of stamping and distressing to create my background ..Its been quite some time since I have done a stamping only card ..Well I think I really need loads of practice for this and the faux sticthing  that  I have done is too sloppy :( ..I was in a hurry to get this card finished as this challenge is getting over in a few hours !..But I hate sloppy work and I almost didn't post this card but  as I have been meaning to play along this challenge for quite some time now I went ahead and blogged about this card .
So be kind people :) 

Base CS : Campap.
Stamp's :
 Hot off the press cycle stamp,the grass is stamped using a stamp I bought from Saumya ..don't know the brand though ...I have colored it using Crayola markers :)
Hero Arts Good friends stamp set.
Inks :
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress ink.
Memento Pear Tart.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Washi tapes

Challenges entered :
BGC -Sky is the limit ( Honourable mention! )
SSS -Anything goes!

Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Round FOUR Bingo at Crafter's Corner !

Hi everyone,
Today is the day four for our crafty bingo which we are playing in the honour of our first birthday celebrations of  the Crafter's Corner shop...You must have come here from our lovely DT member Pallavi's blog...If not you need to check it out! especially her gorgeous work and not to forget the day THREE bingo words which she has shared on her blog :)
So those of you who have signed up for this bingo are eagerly waiting for this post I know!...So without further ado here are my FOUR words from the bingo grid!

My FIRST word is ...*Any guesses people* ???
Those have  been following my blog know that I am in LOVE with this product.....And I have been using it for all my recent projects!...And it is DISTRESS STAINS  of course !
These are very vibrant colors which come in a  small bottle with a dauber on the top for easy application...These can be used on all kinds of paper projects and believe me these definitely add that 'Wow' factor to your work...And the BEST part is the entire range of Distress stains is available at Crafter's Corner..

Okay now moving on to the SECOND word which is CUTTING DIES...Now who does'nt know about dies ...I guess every new crafter now-a-days is aware about the dies and the different companies which make them...Crafter's Corner has quite a large variety of cutting dies from all the leading manufacturing companies like Cheery Lynn,Spellbinders,Memory Box,Marianne to name a few!....You really need to check them all out at Crafter's Corner!

And the THIRD word is PUNCH BUNCH PUNCHES...These punches are very good quality and they come in variety of designs and sizes...And it's a must buy for all those interested in punch-craft and who love to make their own flowers and floral arrangement!...These punches are quite reasonably priced and Crafter's Corner has quite a large collection of these punches available with them.

And now on to my LAST and FINAL word and it is CROP-A-DILE...This item was one of my first BIG crafty buy and I have never regretted it...It's a very useful tool for setting eyelets and punching holes through tough materials like chipboard and even very thin metals,plastic,acrylic,wood and much more...This product  silently and smoothly sets 1/8in and 3/16in snaps and eyelets and once you get the knack for it and check out the various tutorials available online you will be able to find multiple uses for it.

That's it from me...Hope these items are crossed from your list if not don't worry you have another chance when our DT member Sindhu calls out her set of words next :)
So tomorrow please head over to the very talented Sindhu's blog to check out the day FIVE set of words of the bingo and Best of luck everyone !

Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, July 19, 2013

A 'Thank you' card !

Hi friends,
Sharing with you a card I have made for the inspiration post at the Crafter's Corner blog where our current challenge is to make 'Thank you' cards...All the details of my card have been shared over there so if want you can check out the details Here..In the meantime here's a look at what I have created :-.
And another view :                                          

As you can see I have gone for the layered look again and had a lot of fun with my Distress stain's :) ..I have colored the flower and all the foliage using these stains ..I really really  love the new shades that Ranger has come up with ..all of them are so vibrant and gorgeous and the best part is in the stain form they are super easy to use as well !!The beautiful Pattern Paper's are from the Cosmo cricket which I had bought from Piali quite some time back ..These are some of the most beautiful paper's I have come across and each time I cut them up  my heart skips a little beat ..Sigh !..Do you ever feel that way too ??. Drop me comment would love to know about it !

Supplies used :-
Pattern Papers-Cosmo Cricket.
Embossing folder-Darice.
Dies :
Spellbinder's Fluer De Lis Square.
Cheery Lynn Tropical flourish, Cheery Lynn Daisy strip.
Stamps :
Hero Arts Good Friends(Sentiment).
Hero Arts Antique Engravings.
Inks :
Versafine Onyx Black.
Distress ink -Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains :
Wild Honey,Picked Raspberry,Mowed Lawn,Peacock Feathers.
Rose buds,daisies and pearls from stash.

Challenges entered :-
The paper nest dolls challenge- Floral Frenzy. (Made it to Top 3)
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers.
Sentimental Sundays-You've been framed. (Made it to Top 3)
Quick Quotes -Add dimension.( Made it to Top 3 )

Hope you all like my work do leave a comment would love to hear from you :)
Take care and have a nice day everyone !!                                                    

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Vintage-y happy birthday :)

Hi everyone,
I have another card to share with you all....And this time it's based on a sketch from Mojo Monday!...This card came together with a lot of difficulty...Somehow,things were just not working out and it took a better part of a day to complete this!...But I am quite happy with the end result...So here's a look at what I have created :                                                                    
And here's a closer look at the butterfly and the flowers :
I have heat embossed the butterfly with ZING! embossing powder in black and in real life it has a very nice glitter on it which I have not been able to capture in the photos but it really looks very beautiful!..The flowers are all punched using different sizes of daisy punch from Jef....and I have generously used distress stains to color them and the butterfly.....The dark brown background and the frame have both been distressed with Memento rich cocoa dye ink...It's such a vibrant shade of brown...I think I like it even more than Vintage photo distress ink !

Supplies used :
Base CS-Campap
Brown CS-DCWV stack.
Pattern papers-Cosmo cricket(Dunno know the collection though !)
Embossing folder-Swiss dots by Provcraft
Dies :
Spellbinder's Beaded square,Cheery lynn mini french pastry doily.
Daisy punches,Punch bunch sprig leaves.
Kaisercraft butterfly stamp set
Inspired by stamping-Creative tags set
Distress stains-Wild honey,Peacock feathers.
Hero arts Butter bar and Tide pool ink.
Memento rich cocoa,Versafine onyx black.

My card is based on this sketch below :

Challenges entered :
Mojo Monday-Sketch challenge
BGC-Photo inspiration + Anything goes ( I was inspired by the flowers). ( Made it to Top 3 )
IBS WHW #108- Creating frames with nestie dies.
Oldie but a goldie challenge-Butterflies (Pattern papers used are atleast 6 months old). (Made it to Top 3 )

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

Inspiration for Crafter's Corner #10!

Hello everyone,
Today being the first of the month there's a new challenge up at the Crafter's Corner blog and this time our theme is to make a 'Thank you' card and it is hosted by the very talented and creative Sindhu!...So do check the blog for some awesome inspiration parade :)...In the meantime,here is what I have cooked up for my inspiration :    

And here's a side view for it :  
             So as you can see I have decided to play with my distress stains again and I have colored the flowers and the punched laces using them and have used some distress inks to highlight the flower as well...The centre large flower I have made using the Cheery lynn sunflower die....I had been eyeing this die for quite some time and when I won a $20 gift certificate ,this was the first purchase I made using it....But for those of you who are interested in buying this, Crafter's Corner also has it...You can check it out HERE

Supplies used :
Base CS-Campap
Kraft CS-Recycled from packaging.
Embossing folder-Provocraft Swiss Dots.
Cheery lynn Sunflower die,Cheery lynn Olive branches,Cheery lynn 3 in 1 Butterfly(Small),Itsy Bitsy fancy classic panels die.
Punch Bunch Sprig leaves,Punch Bunch Hydracluster flowers,MS Doily lace punch.
Pie lane glitter balls and glitter strips.
Inspired by Stamping Small fancy label 18 stamp set.
Distress Stains:Peacock feathers,Wild honey.
Distress Inks :Vintage photo,Scattered straw.
Versafine onyx black ink pad.

Challenges entered :
Catered crop-Die cuts/punches.
Dream Valley Challenges-Make your own flowers/embellishments ( Made it to Top 3 )
Glitter n Sparkle-Thank you
Crafty Catz-Say it with flowers.
Simon says stamp-Anything goes.
Stamping sensations-Summer Blooms
IBS Customer Gallery : The sentiment is from the small fancy label 18 set ..I have masked and stamped it :)

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