Showing posts from July, 2017

Sew the sun

Hello everyone,

When I lose my craft mojo, I hop on to Instagram for some inspiration! Like for this card. On the Take time out challenges page, I saw a card with sewing. And wondered why I didn't try this yet? I must admit that last time I sew something was..a long time ago, almost 17 yrs back - for a project at school! And then there was today ;)

Inspired by few blogs, I made this card. Did some handlettering as I didn't have a sentiment to match my card.

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely'  
I loved this quote at Time out challenges. I will handletter this inside. 

And I am glad I can do sewing without any pricks!
Hope you like it :)
Linking it to
Less is more
Take time out challenge

(Simple and a bit of cirle)

Asyouseeitchallenge-how do you get your mojo back?
I hop on to challenge blogs and Instagram is so full of inspiration!


Mini Canvas - mixed media

Hello everyone,

I am a little afraid of mixed media. I personally love CAS a lot and can't get myself to try mixed media as beautifully as others do it.

Still I gave it a try. Using a little canvas I had for some time, I tried my hands at texture with paints.

Then I added the tight coils in different colours, similar to my ombre night sky.

I am quite happy with it, more because I tried something different :P  Hope you like it too!
Linking it to

Live Colorfully

Hello there,

Weekend yay! I have been wanting to use the crafty stuff I recently bought. So I planned to put together the gorgeous rose stencil from the Crafty scrappers and the die cut phrases from American crafts.

I used rainbow colours of the distress inks for the stenciling and put black acrylic paint and some sheen of the spectrum noir pen on the die cut.

It's may seem a paradox, using Rainbow and Black sentiment.. saying Live Colorfully!

I hope you like this and have a weekend  full of colours!
Linking this card to
Musecardclub - A bold sentiment and lots of colors (reversal of colours of bg and sentiment)
Casethissketch #232

Cupcake inspiration : The Beach card

Hello dear crafters,
I made a beach themed card for the Cupcake Inspiration challenges with the cutie from the Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
I created the background with distress inks for the beachy look and placed my cute Roxie. This was my first digital stamp that I coloured with my watercolours and the water based Koi brushpens (I had got to do some brush lettering :P )

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is generously providing a $6 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner. Here is this week's cupcake:

We would love to have you play 
along on the beach with us this week!

Happy Crafting :)

             Love,              Ishani

Linking this card to: 



Deepocean challenge

Beat the heat 🍦

Hello there,

I recently came across an Indian company that manufactures stamps, Crafty scrappers! I ordered few stamps from there.. And since yesterday (when I received them) I have been planning what to make. So finally, hopping through few challenges for inspiration.. this is what I came up with (mixing the smiley and the ice cream sets)! A CAS card.. For ice cream lovers 🍦

Hope this helps you beat the heat! 
Linking this card to the 
Theheartdesiresblog challenge-14
addictedtostamps-challenge 251

Altenew Painted flowers

Hello there,

I recently received my prize for the AAA card Birthday celebrations, the Altenew Painted flowers stamp! Yay!!

Couldn't resist trying them as soon as possible. I made two cards with the stamps, a little different from each other. I think the gold embossed look is better for these stamps. I'll try white embossed flowers soon too!

Here are the two cards

Hope you like them!
Linking to the 
Inkspirationalchallenges. - I used the sketch for the layout

Quilled teardrop card

Hello everyone,

With a little tied up Friday evening, I didn't get to make any cards, so I did some hoping off the challenges and made quick cards.

This one is inspired by the Muse, the rainbow teardrop quilling with two separate shades of similar colours, joined & rolled together for the rainbow colours arrangement was just perfect, as my rendition of the Muse.

The FMS#296 was similar to the Muse, so I used it as my sketch, the coloured card base and One layer card for the AAA card challenge and Less is more.

I thought the rainbow colours will look striking on a black card base.

This is what I came up with

Earlier in the day, I took out my brush pen to do some lettering and thought I'll put few things together to make a card. This is what it looked like
Hope you liked it. Thankyou for your time and checking out my work.
Happy Crafting!
Linking my card to 
AAA card challenge

CIC #414 - DT

Hello everyone,

This is my first post as a Design Team member, I have joined the fabulous Cupcake Inspiration Team as a DT member. This challenge and this opportunity is very special to me as, this was the first challenge where I had submitted my card for the first time and got recognised for my card - cool chick! What made it super special was that it was announced on my birthday :D (I was so happy!).
The cupcakes for Inspiration for the latest challenge are:

I wanted to use my new Uniko Lily stamps, which was a prize I won in Milka Gubo 's blog hop and this is what I came up with.

A close up of the lily!

Please join us at our weekly Cupcake Inspiration challenges (here). Show us how you interpret these cupcakes. One of the randomly chosen winner stands a chance to win Gerda Steiner Designs ' three digi images.
We would love to have you play along this week! 
Happy Crafting! Ishani

Card without stamp or dies

Hello dear crafters,

Hope your day is going well. My days are always better if I get to craft the previous night. I have always wanted to do cards similar to those where one uses stamps and dies. Alas, I dont have many stamps and no dies! But don't worry, if you sail in the same boat, today I have step by step instructions on how to make a card without stamps and coordinating dies but still make it look as if you used them. The only stamp I have used here is for the sentiment, which you can always handletter (I love hand lettering, just that I wanted to use my newly bought stamps for this card). The flowers and the leaves are made with resist technique - Emboss resist in this case.

I began with taking a watercolour paper and Perfect medium embossing pen, to scribble flowers on the paper. Because I am not very good at free hand drawing, I decided to do a flower arrangement like a card with free hand flowers that I had made with a similar technique, you can see it here .

I used a wh…

Quilled Lavender card

Hello crafty friends,

I have been wanting to quill and do a little brush lettering and since I had looked up for some quotes on Pinterest for the previous card, I had pinned few lovely quotes too. (I wanted to do better lettering for the AAA cards challenge .. Where words are the centre stage)

So Saturday evening's run was given amiss and I took out my brush pens and 3mm strips to quill lavender for the card. I used the clear sequins by pretty pink posh which my Friend Marge had sent.

I am thinking of doing something like this often, handlettered quote and Quilling in a card.

What do you suggest, how'll that be?

Linking my card to

AAAcards - words-take-centre-stage

Deepoceanchallenge - lots of layers

Cleanandsimpleonsunday #111-flowers

Justusgirlschallenge - word-week (bloom = Celebrate)

Thatscraftychallenges- Keep-it-simple-challenge

Createsandmakes - create a sentiment

CAS Chalkpaint card

Hello there,

I have been wanting to do a card using the chalk paint I bought from Itsy bitsy, a while back. I went through some challenges for inspiration and decided on using the chalk paint for background and write over it.

I went to Pinterest to look for a quote, which I can turn into a card. I found this lovely quote " Think of the happiest things, It's the same as Having Wings". I don't know whose quote is it, but thought it could be used on a card and given to loved ones too!

The butterfly was painted with the chalk paint. I used my uniball white gel pen for the quote and used a black quilling strip to give butterfly some dimension.

I used one of the stamps my Friend Mirella had sent for me ( didn't have butterfly stamps yet!)  And Embossed those butterflies in gold. 

A clean and simple card. I know I have to work on my handlettering before I do more such work!
Thankyou for stopping by :) 
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