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Guest Designing for Pretty Paper studio -UAE

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Hello everyone,

I am thrilled to be on the Pretty Paper Studio's blog (here) as their guest designer and am sharing the cards I made for them using their amazing stamps. I am very thankful and honoured that Nielouphar gave me this opportunity. 

I would love if you could take time out to visit the blog to see my cards, here is a sneak peek for you here.





 1. A tutorial for the stamp - I will Owl-ways love you



2. 3 cards showing how you can achieve different looks with one stamp set - Anjali's florals











3. Clean and simple card with - Shruti's tulips


More about these are on the PPS UAE blog, hope you'll stop by!

Joining in at 
Word art wednesday


Timeout challenges
(This challenge and these words make me stop - and say a big Thank you to God, for this post, this GD spot! I am so grateful to Him, for He knows that this makes me happy..so happy)

CIC 457 - Miss you Foxy

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Hello everyone,
There is a new theme challenge up at Cupcake Inspirations - Fall and we have Bugaboo stamps as our kind sponsors . I have used their Fall Autumn Fox for this card and coloured with Zig markers.

I am actually very happy with the colouring on this, though not many will agree. Doesn't he look like he's missing someone badly?
Join in with your fall theme creations and get a chance to win $12 gift voucher to the Bugaboo stamps. The winner is chosen randomly.

Happy crafting!
 Joining in at
Addicted to stamps challenge
Send a smile 4 kids challenge
International art and soul



CFC - 211 - Shake - a - star

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Hello everyone,

There is a new challenge up at CAS-ual Fridays and this time it is a photo inspiration.


I made a wood panel by embossing through an embossing folder and playing with some ink pads and used it as my panel for the shaker card. I have used the Stars fri-dies' largest star and sentiment from the mini- stamp, Celebrate.

I am sure you would stun us with your creativity at this challenge. Do check out the challenge, the design team has put their creativity to interpret this sketch, to inspire you to join us.

Michele has also generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.

Happy crafting everyone.



Tribute to dear Melissa

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Hello everyone,

This card is for paying tribute to Melissa Lane and celebrating her life. She was the sweetest and the kindest cardmaker I met in this community. She was instrumental in getting the prizes that had not reached me on my Indian address. I was shocked to learn of that she left us on 2nd Oct for heavens above. Even after she left us, her posts that were scheduled kept going live. And that's what I have learnt from her, to work ahead.

I am joining everyone else at Stamplorations blog with my butterfly and her love for colour blue. The vellum flowers are the ones I got because of her. And I kept them uncoloured for this is the first time I am using them and would want Melissa to bring colours to them. It might take time to reach from here to Shery and further to Chris and her kids, but my heart goes out to them. May God give them strength to face the days ahead.





I'll always miss her when I see a butterfly card.



CIC - 456 - Beautiful fox

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Hello everyone,
How are you today? This fortnight we have a colour challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Have you been able to play along? We have our lovely sponsors All dressed up stamps giving away 2 digis to our random winner. And their stamps are so so cute! I have used their Sleepy time , cute little foxy for my card with colours of the challenge - Yellow, Orange and Brown.


I coloured my beautiful foxy with Polychromos and I love that I could get some texture for her fur! Some Distress ink blending for my landscape and it's done!
Join in with your interpretation to these colours and link in your card - here.

Hope to see you at the challenge, happy crafting!
Joining in with my foxy at
Papercraft challenges
Sunny day crafting

PCM Guest designer - Touch of gold

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Hello everyone,

It's an absolute honour to design for the challenge at Paru's card making challenges, to inspire you to join us with this month's theme - TOUCH OF GOLD. There is a reason I did this card, read on to know why.


I have used Uniko's originally organic stamp and Hello blue bird's tropical foliage dies for this card. I chose the fall colors as they go beautifully with gold. I gold embossed the stamp and actually just touched some versamark on my watercoloured elements and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I stamped a banner in gold EP and used Thank you sentiment from a stamp set by Stampendous that Paru ma'am gifted me. So I wanted to use the stamps she sent me and what could be better than thanking her with this card , for the gift and the opportunity to design for her challenge.



Some Nuvo drops and gold thread to embellish and here is my thank you card.
Another angel to show the shimmery gold.

I hope you like it and will join us with your …

CASology - Guest Designer - Menu

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Hello everyone,

It's an absolute honour to be invited as a guest at CASology for this week's challenge.


I have a card for you to inspire you to join us at the challenge. The cue this week was a challenge in itself for me, but I had a eureka moment for the cue - Menu.


So while thinking of what could be a design, I kept saying 'Menu' mentally and it just occurred to me that it says ME - N - U.  I had this fabulous stamp set from Altenew - 'Ladies day out' with the right image to match my sentiment. A little hand lettering for my sentiment - and Voila!


If it's you and me together, we don't even need an elaborate menu - just ' two teas, please'! 
I hope you like my interpretation of - Menu. I would surely love to know what you thought of  Me-n-u and your take on it. Hop on to the challenge to get inspired by the talented design team of CASology and don't forget to link in - your menu at the challenge.



Missing Downton Abbey

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Hello there,
Any Period drama fans here?? I am a big fan of those glamourous costumes, breathtaking scenery and impeccable manners...and of the romance and bravery and everything else. I have been a BIG fan of Downton Abbey... I have laughed, cried and grieved with them. And the challenge at AAA cards gave me an opporunity to bring back those memories. Now I didn't have much stuff I could put to use except this Downton Abbey - esque hat and a heart because of my love for it ;)

A little interest with the die cut heart and the sentiment to finish this clean and simple card. And a good news for the fans like me, here.


I hope you like my card. Thank you for stopping by :) and happy crafting!

Joining in at
AAA cards

CASE this sketch
Winnie & walter - CAS challenge

Guest Designer - Ranganjali - Diwali projects

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Hello everyone,

I am sharing few Diwali projects again for the upcoming Diwali at Ranganjali's blog.
If you have gone through the previous posts, you would know that Ranganjali has launched amazing festive dies and a series of embellishments from sequins to pearls and oh my my..they are amazing!

To learn about how I made them, check the post here.

Card 1
This card incorporates the two dies, Ornamental diya and Happy Diwali die.


The layer behind - Happy Diwali 

Joining in at
Winnie & walter - Dress up your die cuts
Happy little stampers

Addicted to stamps challenge




Card 2
This is my favourite card, with no-line coloring with watercolors and so much meaning for a Diwali card. To know more, you'll have to check here.


a close up



Joining in at
The flower challenge

Water cooler challenges - Diwali card
Happy little stampers

CFC - 210 Loving trees

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Hello there,
 A very warm welcome to my blog and at the new color challenge at CAS-ual Friday challenges - PINKS andGREYS.
I have a clean and simple, One layer card for you, using a very pretty stamp - Calm and loving from CAS-ual fridays. Pink and grey is one of the prettiest colour combinations and I simply loved to make this calm and loving card.



I am sure you would stun us with your creativity at this challenge. Do check out the challenge, the design team has made very inspiring crafts to inspire you to join us.


 Michele has also generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.

Happy crafting everyone.
Joining in at
Winnie & walter - CAS challenge
Winnie & walter- Lucky 7 limit challenge (1 layer + 1 stamp set, 3 colours = 5)
Simon says stamp - work it wednesday



For the love of baking

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Hello everyone, 
This card is for my love of baking.. from learning from my mom to watching Nigella Lawson and Rachel Allen, bake! These ladies made me want to bake just to get my house smell of baking! 
Also, Francine Vuilleme - I love her work,  her cards are just so inspiring. This design of the table cloth at the edge, I first saw in her card and now I see that it's a trend!

I also have a very special person, a lady who loved me like her daughter.  She is my first boss's wife and the day she'd bake a cake, I have no clue how,  but I'd land up to relish it. I loved her banana cakes (with walnuts) and that's why I had to put the bananas on this card. She's amazing!
I hope you like my card. 
Joining in at
MFT - CAS challenge
AAA cards (I can't choose one,  I love both of them)






Watercolor Wednesday
(No offence to the male chefs,
but that's a pink oven mitten)








Inkspirational challenges
(Comfort is tea and cake, a home smelling of freshly baked cinnamon roll…