Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Guest Desiging for Lessology's Birthday celebration Month :)

Hi Friends,
Today sharing with you all an upcycled Gift box which I have made for my Guest Designer spot at LESSology as they are celebrating their second birthday blogoversary. I am thrilled to  be a part of their birthday celebration as the team of LESSology is a very talented  bunch and they always come up with some fabulous upcycling ideas.If you haven't checked out their blog yet drop in here I promise you won't be disappointed :)  Ok now here's a look at what I have made for  my guest designing spot :                                                        
I have up-cycled an old I-cod tablet box to create this gift box. Here is a look at how it looks from the top and the sides :                                                    
This is the box that I have upcycled :
To make the base of my box I have first taken some water-color paper and added texture to it by stenciling it with texture paste and the damask Prima stencil.I have added a dash of Lindy's sprays to my texture paste to give a hint of color to it.Then, I have distressed it completely using Spun Sugar and a bit of Fired Brick distress inks.Also, I have distressed the edges of the paper using my scissors and this forms the base of the box on the top and on the sides.I have then embellished it using MDF embellishments and my ever favorite flowers using Spellbinder dies and colored it using Distress Stains.A little bit of pearls here and there and some delicate foliage completes my project! :)
I have also decorated the insides of the box with some Martha Stewart punched laces and a base white paper.
Finally, added some yummy chocolates to it and my gift is ready to be shared :)

Supplies used :
Base CS -Brustro Water-color paper.
Camlin Texture Paste.
Prima marketing Damask Stencil.
Dies & Punches :
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die,Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinder's Foliage die.
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Stamps & Inks :
TPC Birthday clear stamp set.
Distress inks - Vintage photo, Fired brick, Spun sugar and Shabby shutters.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
MDF embellishments, Glitter strips, Rose buds, Small flowers and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Itsy Bitsy -Pretty with P challenge ( My P's are Pink, Pearls and Posy )
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes/Frame it ( Made it to Top 3 )
There she goes -The gift of giving 
Craft Room challenge - Use something wooden.(Corner & Flourish )
Color Conceptions -Spread your wings with Distress inks! ( Made it to Top 6 )

Hope you like this gifting idea.Most of us love to receive or give chocolates as gifts and when it's packaged beautifully, it's all the more fun to receive.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Make a wish !

Hi friends,
So I am back again with another shabby-chic creation. I know I know, getting a bit monotonous :)
But I love playing with soft shades and dies and as the focus is on pattern paper in the Crafter's Corner blog for the whole of this month this is what I have shared there. Have a look :                                                        
For this card, I have done distressing using scissors on my pattern paper and also done faux stitching on all four sides. I have used various dies to create my card and I am listing the supplies below. The blue flower which is the centre focus of the card is handmade along with the rose buds. I am still  experimenting with these buds so need your honest feedback. And do you see the beautiful tulle peeking out. This is the first time I am using them on my card. Love the soft look it gives to the card.

Supplies used :
Pattern papers -Webster's pages( RAK from Piali ), MME Indie Chic Citron .
Dies :
Spellbinder's Fluer De Lis Squares ,Spellbinder's Classic Square dies, Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinder's Foliage die.
Memory Box Vintage Bird cage die, Memory box Nestled Bird.
Punches :
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.
Punch Bunch Blossom punch.
Stamps & Inks :
KaiserCraft Happy Birthday stamp.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink pad.
Distress inks -Broken China, Spun Sugar,Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters.
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Vellum, Rose buds, Pearls and Tulle.

Challenges entered :
Sugar Creek Hollow - In the garden. ( Top Pick! )
A Creative Romance -Dies or Punches ( Top 4! )

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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some chocolate-y thanks !

Hi friends,
This post was long over-due as have been meaning to share this for quite some time. I had made these sweet and simple chocolate gift covers with gift tags for my son's teachers this Teacher's day. I have done simple embellishing using papers on the chocolate bars. I have stamped the background for the papers and also used the Prima Damask stencil to create the background for one of the bars. Here's a quick look at them :                                              
Here's a close-up of the flower I have done on the first bar. This was my first try using the Spellbinder's Rose Creations die and I was pretty happy with the results :)                                                           
These were pretty fast to make and since I had to make them in bulk I did'nt do too much of embellishing as is my style :D
I am sharing these for the current challenge at Beyond grey challenges which is ' Gifting Love '
ETA : These chocolate gift covers got a Honourable Mention at the Beyond Grey Challenges! 

Supplies used :
Base paper- Brustro water-color paper.
Dies :
Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinders Foliage die.
MFT Loopy Border die.
Itsy Bitsy Fancy Classic Panels.
Punches :
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.
Stamps & Inks :
Hero Arts Good Friends, Hero Arts Antique Brocade, Bo Bunny Geometric Stamp, Kaisercraft Flourish clear stamp set.
Hero Arts Butter Bar ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Distress inks -Broken China, Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains- Barn door, Mowed lawn and Peacock feathers.
Prima Damask Stencil.
Baker's twine and Pearls.

Hope you like my simple project. Would love to hear your feedback on it :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, September 6, 2013

For someone special !

Hi friends,
Wanted to share a quick card with you all today which I have made keeping in mind a couple of challenges :)...Firstly, I was inspired to play along mainly because of Lisa's challenge at Yvonne's blog where she has asked us to make a shaped card using Spellbinder's decorative labels..I have used the Resplendent Rectangles die to create my card..The design of my card is based on a card I had seen on Pinterest recently..Sorry don't have a link for it...Here's a look at my card first :                                                        
And here's the front view also :                                             
As you can see, it's a pretty straight forward card where I have cut the dies from the Resplendent Rectangles set and overlapped them one on top of the other to create the ornate base of my card..And the pink flower that you see is made from the Rose Creations die also by Spellbinder's which I have colored using Distress ink -Spun Sugar..I dunno about you, but I am pretty happy about the outcome of the flower :D
Sorry I am keeping this short and simple, though if you have any queries regarding the card I will be happy to answer..So do drop me a line :)

Supplies used :
Base Cardstock - Fabriano Brustro!
Dies :
Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, Spellbinder's Rose creations die, Spellbinder's Foilage leaves.
Memory Box Pippi butterfly.
Punches :
MS 3 in 1 Butterfly punch cut-outs ( RAK from Sindhu..Thank you soooo much! :)...I LOVE this! )
Hero Arts Good friends.
Inks :
Distress Inks -Spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters.
Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Rose buds and Daisy flowers and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Lisa's challenge at Do more with less ( Yvonne's blog ) - Shaped cards!
DCAM -Shabby is chic! ( Winner! )
Color Conceptions -Spread your wings with Distress inks (The flowers, leaves and butterflies are colored using Distress inks. )
Sweet stamp blog -Butterflies

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

Inspiration For Crafter's Corner #12 !

Heya Friends,
So its the starting of another month and time for yet another brand new challenge at Crafter's Corner where our theme this time is 321 ..( 3 Embellishments, 2 Pattern Paper's and 1 sentiment ).So based on this here is what I have created ..Have a look :                                                
And of course I have to show you a side view :)
So let me tell you a little bit about my card ..I have used 2 different pattern paper's here- The peach dotted one you see is from the MME The sweetest thing collection and the chevron's are from the MME Indie Chic Paper pad which I have fussy cut and glued down .The flower's and leaves are made from the Memory Box Fabulous Phlox dies ..I love .love this die.. Its a lovely combination of flower,leaves and a stamen die and  I have of course colored it using my current fave Distress stains :) . Also I have got myself the new Loopy die from MFT which I have placed on the back of my flower arrangement then added some tendrils and corner embellies and finished my card with some distressing using the scattered straw distress ink..The bold sentiment you see is from the latest winter CHA release- Kaisercraft texture sentiment stamps..I really love the bold font and the superb sentiments these stamps are offering !

Supplies used :
Base Cardstock : Campap .
Light green cardstock -Local buy.
Pattern papers :
MME Sweetest Thing Tangerine ,MME Indie Chic paper pads.
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox,Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Corners (F),MFT Loopy Border die.
Inks :
Distress Stains -Peacock Feathers,Mowed Lawn,Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey.
Distress Ink -Scattered Straw.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Stamps :
Kaisercarft Texture stamp -Birthday.
Rose buds and glitter glue.

Challenge entered :
DCAM -Shabby is Chic!
Sentimental Sundays -Happy Birthday!
PPS -Anything Goes!

Okay that's about all from me. Hope you like my card! :)
Do leave me your comments/suggestions..Would love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!