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Beautiful birthday wishes

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Hello everyone,
I love to play at challenges and they actually take me away from my comfort zone, so I get to learn new techniques. My friend Anila who's a DT member at Inkspirational has chosen kraft as the challenge and her beautifully pencil coloured card made me want to color florals too.  I needed Birthday cards and thought I'll make a floral card to play at few challenges and also try coloring on kraft. 
I started by stamping the flowers from Create a smile - Pure poppies with versamark on my kraft cardstock and coloured them with Polychromos color pencils. I added a white pencil very lightly to bring the flower in focus. I don't know if it's helping. I stamped the sentiment in Memento tuxedo black and heat embossed it with clear EP, to get a bold black look. 

Though in Europe Poppy has a different meaning in India it's a flower spoken about in scriptures for medicinal properties and yeah 'giving you a high' too. Opium Poppy is a legal licensed farming…

Beautiful Chrysanthemum

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Hello everyone,

I wanted to use my new stencil, Uniko's Pure florals stencil - chrysanthemum and try a new technique for this card. I usually don't make an envelope along with the card but because this card was a square and I had no envelope in this size I thought I'll make one.



I sponged Picked raspberry Distress ink through the stencil at the places which are deeper in a flower and then I sponged the glass bead gel over the whole stencil. Have you tried sponging it, rather using the palette knife? I saw the video linked at CAS stencil challenge and thought I'll try that. I used a palette knife to put it on my dauber and sponged it. You know the best thing? You don't put as much as you would through a palette knife, it actually saves a lot of the expensive paste, if sponged (yay).

The photos don't do justice with the beauty of the glass bead gel. I also sponged versamark ink through the stencil on the flap of the envelope, to dress up my envelope which I made…

You are a princess 👸

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Hello everyone,
I have been wanting to play with the stamp set my dear friend Deepti Didi (we call an elder sister didi) from Vishesh collections gifted me and I was inspired by another dear friend Anila's card on Inkspirational. And when I saw Frozen at CASology, I had to make this card.

Frozen.. sorry I can't think anything but the animated movie.. and this princess reminded me of Anna (minus the two plaits). Isn't it perfect for a little girl who's crazy for the Frozen princesses? or big girls who are equally crazy..hehe!

I used the same stamp set as Anila, it's by an Indian brand Itsy Bitsy. Also I used sponging to ground my images like she did on her elephant card.

The blabbering in the last post about the new stuff, I wont do it again, but I hope you like my card.

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Joy at the Manger

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Hello there,
I don't have many Christmas stamps, I never buy them because we don't celebrate Christmas. But this Christmas season.. I had a realised.. so what if I don't celebrate? my friends do and sadly I don't have enough cards to be sent to them.  I had seen this cutest manger stamp by our own Indian company Craftyscrappers and I had to buy this! They ship worldwide and you must check their cute designs. They have a collection of zodiac signs stamp sets..Oh..I am so itching to get those.
Well... here.. Look at that Baby Jesus.. Oh my my.. He is the cutest baby ever! Love the illustration. (Is the picture hazy? I thought I got the Jesus in focus and others out of focus)



This para can be skipped , it's just me blabbering - For my card I coloured my images with my recent possessions, Copic markers. I always loved our relatives living abroad but not as much as now.. hehehe. One of my uncle and a friend, both got me these and I was so happy.. so so happy, I can stil…

CIC 461 - Bloom in the garden

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Hello,

and welcome to the first challenge of the year at the Cupcake Inspirations. This time we have a theme challenge, Something New.


This challenge we have Sparkle and Sprinkle as our kind sponsor and they are giving away $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner. I have used their Garden Silhouette Digital Stamp Set for my card (which is NEW). What else did I do, new? I have never tried a Silhouette card and background blending with a Digital image and it does come with it's problems, which I discovered later. So after trying this and that, I finally was able to finish this card.

I wanted the morning hues for my background and I used Spun Sugar Distress oxide and Seedless preserve for the blending. It was a quick card minus the disasters but next time I do it.. I know I'll make this quicker !
Hope you'll join us at the challenge with Something new- pull out a new technique, a new stamp set, or a new idea and get a great start on this new year! Happy Crafting :)





AAA Cards challenge - Sketch + Optional twist

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Hello dear friends,

With this card I officially join the talented AAA team as a Design Team member and I am so honoured that they thought I was good enough to be on their Clean and Simple team. Thank you everyone, yet again and I also want to Thank our dear angel Melissa Lane, whom I will always miss.

There is a slight change in the game this year, there is an optional twist. I think with Games like these (like a sketch) it'll be easy for the Non CAS players to play along too. To inspire you to play along at the challenge I have made a card with the sketch as well as the optional twist of pastel colors.




I stamped the image as per the sketch in pastel colours and die cut hello from it and layered 3 such hello diecuts and used inlay method to place it back. 



We have Happy Little Stampers as our kind sponsors this time and they are giving away a fabulous stamp set to our winner.

Hop on to the blog for more inspiration from the design team. We have the very talented Maria, joining in…

Recognition -2019

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Guest Designer at CASology - Happy New Year

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Hello dear friends,
Wish you a very Happy New Year. And I am delighted to share that I am Guest designing for CASology for the first challenge of the year! Could it get better? Nah!! Can you see my ear to ear smile? 😄

For the fresh start to the New year the cue for the challenge is Fresh! 

I thought all that was fresh.. fresh fragrance, fresh fruits but I wanted to make it a new year card. So thought why not a fresh and lovely day scene with flowers blooming and butterflies dancing? So I did some masking for my garden. Some lovely stamped flowers and die cut butterflies.



I hope you like my take . I want to thank you for all your lovely blessings and wishes for  a lovely last year and wish you all a very happy fresh new year with fresh hope and fresh promise !