Showing posts from July, 2018

A Birthday card

Hello friends,
I recently received a prize from Simon says stamps and the BIG BIRTHDAY wishes stamp set in it! I was itching to ink it up, so I did this clean and simple card with the candle stamp in it. I gathered whatever rainbow colour inks I had and made my quick stamped birthday card.
I did some measurements to place my candles equidistant and voila here's my One layer card, within few minutes, this time I timed it, 07 min 30 secs. I could have done it a minute earlier but then I wanted to chomp off the corners!

I think it looks nice, what do you think?
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Seize the birthday- with striped candles

I love maths challenge

Fashionista's summer trend

Hello friends,
Time for a summer fashion card - a blue striped off shoulder top, anyone?! I share a card I did super quickly. I knew what I wanted to do and the technique I would use. I think watercolouring is one of the easiest way for a quick card. You don't need it to be perfect, just let the water do the work, right? And also OLC, though I am scared I have gained confidence and I have a tip to share.
I took this striped top from Elizabeth Crafts Fashion 2 stamp set, I have used this stamp set for my previous cards, here and here. The top was waiting to get some love! So here is a navy blue striped top, a must have in a wardrobe (though the size of the stripes may vary).

Only thing which I thought could take time was making a mask for blending in my background but the stamp was so easy to cut, it took hardly few seconds. So, what's that thing that, that you are afraid of in an OLC?  I am scared of stamping the sentiment crooked. So this time, I stamped the top, and then th…

Birthday in the clouds

Hello everyone,

I have another CAS card to share with you today. I have used Elizabeth crafts adventure edge - cloud die for this card. Used soft blue behind the clouds.. and it's so soft.. it's not even visible ..LOL. I fussy cut the balloon from MFT Cupcake Day ans the sentiment is from Mudra craft stamps.

A very simple, though it took so.. long. It's hard to imagine. Hope you like it!

CAS colours and sketches
inspired by how Wei and Karen
went an unconventional way.
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Magnolias for you

Hello there,

I have a card to wish a very lovely lady a very Happy Birthday. She's been a guide and a mentor and surprisingly friendly - Paru Mahtani. It's her birthday today!

I used various tricks I learnt from Jennifer McGuire's videos for this card. The Distress Oxide painting is something you'll be able to identify. I have done DO lifting in this card  (Inspired by Loll series card) but I had not done painting with it.

I used DO in abandoned coral and brick red for coloring these Magnolias from Altenew and used Spectrum noir for the shimmer. I wanted to do Monochrome card, couldn't go busier. I fussy cut the top of my Magnolias and used it as the front panel with my back panel giving a contrast. Jennifer had done it with dies, I used the idea of adhering the panel like her.

I had done a similar card and Loll Thompson had CASEd mine, this card reminds me of that honour I received from Loll Thompson. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you like it.

Scandinavian warmth

Hello there,

I have always loved the Scandinavian decor and their minimalism. I think that's also because I love CAS! So the challenge at Create something Catchy was just right to get my love put on the paper. What inspired me to make this card is a pant my son had, when he was younger, till a year back he was wearing it. I tried to look for a picture of him wearing it, I found it teamed up with another shirt - so excuse me for not a proper pic.

Can you spot those triangles?
I used a stamp set - Zenith borders by Mama elephant gifted by my very dear friend Rahmat whom I consider my elder sister and the Lovely sentiments stamps from CAS-ual Fridays.

To have few encouraging and loving cards, in your kitty is always helpful. Isn't it? So I made two!

The first one is on an ivory cardstock, for the warmth of the sentiment matched the cardbase.

The second is on a white cardbase, for the wonderfully bright look!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like them.
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Congratulations, it's a girl!

Hello everyone,

For my love of CAS, I made this super clean and simple card, to welcome a baby girl! Clouds at CASology made me take out my cloud die and use it for a baby card.

I die cut the cloud from a glittery paper and used a glossy accented punched heart to put on it. Just some die cuts and stamping...and hehe I love it!

Hope you like it too!
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Color my world

Hello everyone,

I have my mojo back and probably now will have more time to craft too! I went on to few blogs to get inspired and play along! My son is crazy for crayons and he was excited to see me colour crayons. He colours with crayons and I was colouring crayons :P

Just for some interest I used a black cardstock as the base, for the crayons to pop. I liked the way it turned out, hope you like it too.

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CASE this sketch

Word art wednesday

Beach day card

Hello there,
I am glad you stopped by. Have you seen cards, inspiring you to join challenges and then, life gets busy and you forget to join them! It's a common occurrence here, but today I thought I will keep the phone aside and craft. I knew few new challenges were up and rather than procrastinating to join them later, I thought let me just do it. I have also been thinking of joining Craft Stamper - Take it Make it challenge, so this goes one's for that too.
I combined few stamps of different companies, different mediums - watercolouring, stamping and sponging for this card. I love to combine challenges and give a new challenge to myself - to combine them in one card! Haha.. silly me .. I know! But that's actually a game I play in my head.. and then as soon as I have a design.. get on to make it.

I was inspired by Michele's card s for different challenges, one being the favourite summer activity at TCP Tuesday challenge and the other one for the beachy day. Here'…

CFC 204 - Butterfly dance

Hello everyone,
There is a new challenge at CAS-ual Friday Challenges and the theme is – Rainbows and butterflies. 

Such a lovely theme.. right? And am so fortunate that the CAS-Friday goodies reached me.. yay ! (Sadly I have lost so many US mails)

  This is what I made for the challenge.

When I was thinking of a design I realised I did not have a butterfly to go with this design. So I planned to try my 4 petal fri-dies as a butterfly! I die cut a sparkle foam with the 4 petals die and quilled antennae of the butterfly with a 2mm strip of quilling paper. I used rainbow colors of distress inks for blending over the Full-on floral  - embossed background. Finally, finished the card by using a sentiment that depicted the butterflies dancing in the garden from the stamp set - Tutu. And this looks like a happy card to me :) Does it to you too?

Hop on to the blog to get inspired by the girl fridays. We look forward to seeing  your rainbows and butterflies.
Happy Crafting everyone!

Cross stitched rose

Hello friends,

The MFT summer school 2018, was very inspiring, but I couldn't join in as much as I'd like. But carrying the lessons along I made a Birthday card, doing something I dread, One Layer Card. I want to improve and running away isn't a way, right? So I tried to give in all the attention required for this tricky piece.

The cross stitch stamps are indeed very tricky and take in a lot of concentration. But they are a blessing for people who are not much into needle craft. I used Waffle Flower's Stitched rose and had seen their video when I had got this stamp, on how to use it. After 2 attempts.. of cross stitch overlapping, this is the third attempt and I was happy! I used complimentary colours for this card. Shades of Olive and Orange.. (My geography lessons remind me of Spain)! The sentiment is "Happy day" from Indian brand - CrafTangles from hndmd. It was a tough decision but then I .. didn't put any sequins or drops.. no.. none!

Hope you like …

IQCG #49 - Quilled sunflower

Hello sunshine,

Have you joined in at Indian Quilling Challenge this month? Here's my card as a reminder and will hopefully inspire you to join us at IQCG #49.

I am a lover of CAS, clean and simple designs. I used a die cut window and placed a bright turquoise paper as the base. Quilled my flower with 3mm strips and used a crimper for the centre of the flower.
Most of the times it's simple designs that make my heart sing.

Get your strips out and woo us over with the interpretation to this colour board. Hope you'll join us.

Mandala - Thank you

Hello friends,

Now that I took release from Indian Air force, my coursemates thought that I could do them proud by making cards for their instructors. They are undergoing a course and were on a visit to my city, when I went to meet them and deliver the cards too.

I knew I have to do multi copies of this card, so I chose a design that would look pretty and also not take much amount of time. I made this card - each step in batches and hence could get them in the short time they wanted in.

I used vellum envelopes from the Indian craft store Letzcraft for it. This was the first time I did cards for someone and it was so stressful. I think I enjoy creating without the pressure!

I hope their instructors like it and you like these too. Well I learnt something from this -  it was stressful and I realised it's not my cup of tea! Crafting got stressful.. I never thought it could.
Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting.
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CIC #450 - Over the moon

Hello dear friends,

We have a colour challenge up at Cupcake Inspirations, this fortnight. I adored the colours and our kind sponsors Kitty Bee designs have perfect stamps for this challenge.

I used their Cow barely over the Moon digi for this card. I coloured it with Tombow markers and water brush and fussy cut it. As it was a moon, the cow was stuck on, I thought of adding a starry night. I used splasj watercolouring technique with Distress inks - black soot, hickory smoke and blueprint sketch (that I had learnt during my Inspired by Loll series). I added layers and dried them in between, which I did almost two repeats of each colour. Some acrylic paint drops, stars with white gel pen and few yellow stars. I chose to do handlettering for the sentiment, I'm over the moon..

for you.

Hop on to the blog, for more gorgeous inspiration from the sweeties and do join us.

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CFC- 203 - Heat embossed flowers

Hello everyone,
I am so thrilled about this card I am sharing today as the DT at CAS- ual Fridays. I am sure you also participate in the CAS-ual Fridaychallenges, so when you get selected as a DT for it.. it’s exciting beyond words. Personally, I also feel the Cancer awareness that the brand is associated with, is such a wonderful thing to do!

The challenge this fortnight is Heat Embossing. As I await the CAS-ual Fridays goodies to reach, I tookmy Emboss-it pen and did some doodling for this card. For the background I heat embossed the card with white EP and for the main flower I used Rose Gold. I used the distress inks in Picked Raspberry and squeezed lemonade for my smooshing, to make the embossed flowers shine. I coloured the main flower with Zig Clean color brush markers, mounted on foam dots, an encouraging sentiment from my stash and voila.. here it is

Some close ups.

I hope you liked it and are inspired to give your heat gun some love. Waiting to see you join us with your heat…

Lesson 1 - White space

Hello everyone,

Now that I am a full time crafter, I thought of taking some lessons. What could be better than MFT’s Educational series, Summer School 2018. Though I don't own many MFT products, I'll use whatever I have. Also, I am a bit late for the challenge there, but not late to learn.

The first class is of white spaceand the Video tutorial by Laurie Willson was so inspiring, I had to use the elements learnt there, in my homework. As my embroidery hoop die was still out, I thought of making a card incorporating the lessons. I have two boxes of my crafty bits, a small and a big one. I came across this beautiful scrap piece from my inspired by Loll series cards attempts. I knew it will look prettybehind the cross stitched heart.

I die cut the circle and the heart and the sentiment - hello from white cardstock and craft foam. I embossed horizontal lines with my paper trimmer on the front panel. Using the rule of thirds – assembled the card, some floss in a bow and nuvo drop…

So grateful

Good morning dear friends,

I wanted to start crafting at the new carfty nook I made for myself. It's raining non stop here and electricity is playing hide and seek. So what better than crafting in this beautiful weather?

Inspired by Anita Bowden's beautiful card at the Muse, made me want to make one, I chose the colours at the CAS colours and sketches for the look of the evening sky.

I varied the technique and used block colour smooshing with three different Distress inks for the background. Some silhouette stamping in black and clear embossing it with a Thanks sentiment and voila- super quick card.

Hope you like my Clean and simple attempt.

Here's a view from my window, when it wasn't raining.

Can you spy a lake hidden behind those trees?

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CAS on Friday - watercolours

Addicted to stamps challenge

Just us girls

Happy little stampers - watercolour challenge
(without the twist)

Embroidered with love

Hello friends,
We just shifted to a new city. And though I love moving, seeing new places, packing - unpacking gets stressing. I have been missing my time with papers too. So as soon as I have got most of my home functional, I unpacked my craft stuff. 
What a perfect opportunity to create what I love - a quick CAS card. I have been checking Instagram and knew what challenges are on.. and I was thinking all this time - how'll I play these challenges.
I had bought a gold mirror finish paper, which was kept for - you know - special projects! I had used most of the paper to cut this wonderful Paper Smooches - Embroidery hoop, which I had planned to use in my first Inspired by Loll series card. But then - for that card.. the gold frame was too blingy in my opinion and I had this piece cut in my bit box (the inside circle was used to cut the diecut word). I also thought it was perfect for the frame at AAA! And cross stitched - With love - from Waffle Flowers - Stitched roses.. sequins …