Showing posts from March, 2018

Hoppy Birthday

Hello again!

My crafty friend Anila said.. you are on a roll.. and my Mother - in - law is asking when will our dining table get empty! May be Sunday evening :P  it is a four day weekend.. atleast four cards need to be up! And I must tell you it's not my fault... why is everyone making bunny cards?? They are so cute to resist. Also, ooh I found this library challenge, I have not read Watership down, but I googled and saw few episodes on You tube recently. The rabbits are so realistic and not the ones like we are used to see in the cartoons. And this was more close to the rabbits of the book/movie than the other stamps I had.

This cute stamp was sent by my dear friend Mirella as a giveaway prize last year. And am seriously working on learning to colour better, learn new techniques, so I tried some water colouring on this cute bunny. I used Zigs and distress inks for colouring the rabbit. The background was made by blending  squeezed lemon and broken china through a plaid stencil f…

Somebunny's birthday

Hello everyone,

These bunny (easter) challenges around in the blogland, made me itch to get some ink on the most adorable stamp I recently got! I actually bought it because I knew Easter was around the corner. We don't celebrate Easter, so this stamp which had bunnies wishing for even birthdays was a great buy. I want to make more. Let's see if I can. For now, sharing this cute bunny. I stamped on the base card with versamark with sentiment "wishes you a happy birthday", it isn't visible though! Lesson learnt -buy a light grey ink or use on a darker card stock!

I used abandoned coral distress oxide for her dress, light grey zig for her fur and mix of some pinks and orange for the balloon. I hope you like it.

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CAS on Friday  - a bunny depicting Easter but wishing happy birthday.

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Tulips for you (again)

Hello dear friends,

I discovered quilling in 2014 and was hooked to it. Incorporating quilling in my cards what how i got introduced to Card making. But since 2017, since the time I have discovered stamping and stencils and inks, quilling has taken a back seat. I think it is because quilling is a tedious process and takes a lot of time! And who doesnt want quicker results? And stamps and the blogs I follow make stamps so tempting and also quicker than quilling.

But it's very therapeutic! And inspired by the tulips on my feed and because I didn't have a tulip stamp, I thought let me quill these pretty flowers. So here's what I made. I CASEd my own card. A card I did ages back, here it is, I think that looked better!

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Simon says stamp wednesday challenge

Creating my own sunshine

Hello dear friends,

I have always loved clean and simple cards, I think it's what I am myself too. It does take some extra planning because it needs to convey in very limited ways, but it's quicker to reproduce. I added my previous card to wish Time out challenges, a very Happy Birthday but their sunshine quote made me want to do something more. I had not participated in Less is More too.. but OLC and CAS together always scares me, so I gathered courage and took some time out to make a card. Also at Paru's Card making challenges - I have to interpret the word Colour - what is more colourful than a rainbow and COLOURED sunshine? I created my own sunshine, with the rainbow colours. Blending distress inks in rainbow colors through a stencil.. and the sentiment '.. I think.. I like it! Simply less is more :)

I hope you like my colorful sunshine!

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Daffodils & spring

Hello lovelies,

I had recently made a daffodil card, which one of my very dear friend liked. It also reminded her of her mother who would have been 72 if she were here and that Daffodil is birth flower of the March borns.

I had seen this very cute card of Michele for this new challenge, I had not ever participated in. So, as soon as I saw this image at Inspired by - hello spring, I knew how would I use the picture and my Daffodils from Jane's Doodles for a card. So first I did water colouring my flowers.. and the blue sky in watercolours. I know that imperfections of water colours is what makes it beautiful, but I didn't like another try with distress ink blending for the bg..aah..better. Some splatter like the pros do.. aah.. even better!

Here's my card for the lovely lady whom I never met, but whose children have so much love to give. I wonder what a lovely mother she'd be to bring up children who have hearts of gold.

I hope my friend's mom, who must be s…

Dad's hug - CIC 440

Hey there,

Have you participated in the Cupcake Inspirations yet? We have a colour challenge up for this fortnight and there are just 4 days left for you to enter. The Paper Shelter is our kind sponsors this time. Join in and get a chance to win to 3 digital images.

I have used their, the most adorable jelly fishes for this card. And as I coloured it reminded me of my father and our tight hugs! And am so glad that now at 32, I still hug him as I did when I was 5!  So I found this sentiment from the Paper smooches, so apt.

Hope you like it and will join us with your beautiful, pink - blue and white cards.

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Always and forever

Hello friends,

Carrying on my resolution of using the stamps at least twice, is this card (with a stencil). I had thought about entering it at Twofers, but then the challenge says stamp or die. This was the previous card that I made, using the same stencil.

Oh I had a little frustrating time with this card! I wanted to make it OLC but you know its so difficult. I always do some mistake. In this one, after everything was done, I put the sentiment - and it was crooked!!! Can you imagine my frustration? But it looked so pretty.. I had to do something I learnt in the Air Force, 'cannibalisation'. So next, I cut the flowers out, took another panel, first stamped the sentiment (you know why) and then made the leaves and adhered the flowers!

And am a happy bee.. collecting honey from these gorgeous roses. I loved the sentiment too.. always and forever. I hope you like it too.

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Thank you Sweet ladies

Hello friends,

Am back to home after 6 months and still settling down. I did well in my six long month course and whenever it was stressful, I made a card! I gifted myself with some stamps, for doing well in the course and this card is with one of them. I think I might have lost my mojo in shifting and packing, so  I went around the blogging world to get inspired!

With spring around, it had to be a scene with flowers. These cute birdies are collecting flowers to Thank few of the kindest souls in our community. The sentiment is to tell Col. Donna, Carol and Cheryl, how sweet they have been to not just me but all of you too. But these ladies touched my heart with their kind deeds. Am so glad to have met them here and lucky to get their love. Thank you so much ladies, am humbled and feel so loved, I never thought I'd get this love from across oceans.

For the matting I made a pattern paper by stamping the same flower the bird has in its beak (supposedly), with versamark ink. Some blu…

Filled in blooms

Hello dear crafters,
Am so happy to have found these amazing card challenges here on the blog land. I didn't understand how did it work, till last year. Now, I am hooked. I also love to combine challenges, as it gives me more ideas and inspiration and also opportunity to participate in more. With busy weeks, I only have weekends to spare for my hobby. These are the two cards, inspired by the challenges I have linked below to.
The first one, was inspired by Marcie Sharp's card and those colours.. ohh so pretty. My dear cousin broke her leg, so I used this sentiment and made it a shaker card to cheer her up.

The second card is using the sketch at Where creativity meets C 9. So I used the cut out scallop circle, fussy cut it.. put some more die cut leaves to add some greens around the lovely flower.

This year my resolution is to atleast make two cards, before keeping a stamp back. And am so happy for Twofer challenge, because now I have a reason and a challenge to participate in…

Hello Beautiful - CIC #442

Hello friends,

 We have a colour challenge up at Cupcake Inspirations for you, this fortnight. We have The Paper Shelter sponsoring us this week, join in and you may be the lucky one to win three digis of your choice.

I have had a bit of bad luck with my printer and despite wanting to use the cute digis of The paper shelter, I had to use my stash for this card. Using the pink, blue and white, here's what I came up with.

Hope you'll join us with your rendition of the challenge colours.

Guest designing - AAA Cards #111

Dear friends,
Namaste from India!
It is indeed a privilege to be guest designing for AAA Cards and am thankful to the AAA cards team for the same. This fortnight, use only one third of your card and share your beauties up at the AAA card blog. 
For my card I used the first one third of the vertical card. I thought of making the sky as a background and these two little birds, promising to always be friends. It was inspired by my son and his dear friend. We are moving from one city to another and I thought this would be a lovely parting card for the cute girl, who is our neighbour.

Here are the cuties, sharing a rocking chair and 'cheesing' for a picture.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Hope you like my card and will join in with your rendition of the challenge.

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Lovely Daffodils

Hello there,
Here in the tropics and particularly where we live, there are no Daffodils. But when I lived in North India, I fell in love with them and particularly this another variety called "Nargis" that's what we call it in Hindi might be known to you as a "Poet's daffodil". Oh..if you have seen this flower you know why I love it!
So, now that many of you have Spring in the air with snow melting and daffodils blooming, here is this beautiful Jane's Doodle's Daffodils on my CAS card. Best Wishes to all of you for Easter!

Hope you like it!

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