Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Guest Designing for Rainbow Craftykari!

Hi friends,
As, today is the last day of the year and this being my last post for the year, I want to Thank all my bloggy friends and peeps for all the love, support and comments that you always leave for me :) I really, really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
Today I am sharing with you, three of my projects which I have made for my Guest Design post for the Rainbow Craftykari store. I have shared these projects along with the detailed tutorial on Maninder's blog. So, if you want to check it out, HERE's the link for it.
Maninder sent me a mixed kit of some gorgeous mulberry flowers, re-inkers, Ultra Thick embossing enamel in gold, cardstocks, pattern papers and various other embellishments as well, and the focus for this month was on how to create backgrounds using Re-inkers and embossing using Gold UTEE! And, this is what I have come up with. First is card, a tag and an gift envelope, all three made with  Re-inkers and embossing. So, here's a look :-                                                      

The backgrounds for all the three were created using some fun techniques which I have shared on the Rainbow Craftykari's blog , So do check it out.

Supplies used :- 

(For the card) :
Base Cardstock -Rainbow Craftykari store.
Stamps : Fiskars/Teresa Collins Girly Posh stamp set,Tim Holtz Artistry French Market, Inspired by Stamping Creative tags set.
Inks : Distress Re-inkers Spiced marmalade and Seedless Preserves, Distress Inks Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw., Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Versamark Embossing ink pad.
PTI Feather die-cuts, Provocraft small tags -RAK from Neha! :)
Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch cut outs - RAK from Sindhu! :)
Gold Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel,Mulberry flowers, Stick Pollens, Hemptique Hemp Mini cord- Orange, Rose buds,Leaves, Seam Binding Ribbon and Pearls.

(For the Tag) :
Base Tag -Handcut.
Dies & Embossing folder : Itsy Bitsy Folder leaves embossing folder, Cheery Lynn Anastasia border die, Ironwork Motifs Oval dies, Ironwork Motifs Scalloped Oval dies, Joy! Crafts Vintage Flourishes -6003/0015.
Punch : Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.
Stamps : Hero Arts All Occasions Messages stamp, KaiserCraft 75 cents stamp set.
Inks : Distress inks Peacock feathers, and Scattered Straw, Distress re-inkers Spiced marmalade and Seedless Preserves, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Itsy Bitsy glittered strips, Gold Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Mulberry flower, Small filler flowers, Studio Calico Wood Veneers- Stars, Hemptique Hemp Mini cord- Orange, Leaves, Seam Binding Ribbon and Pearls.

(For the Envelope) :
Base Envelope -Handcut.
Dies and Embossing folder : Sizzix embossing folder -RAK from Piali :)
Ironwork Classic Oval Dies, Ironwork Scalloped Oval dies, Cheery Lynn Anastasia border die, Cheery Lynn Olive Branches die.
Punch : Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Stamps : Hero Arts Flourish background stamp.
Inks : Distress Re-inker - Spiced Marmalade,Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw, Versamark Embossing ink pad.
Ranger Gold embossing powder, Itsy Bitsy glitter strip,Mulberry flower, Small daisy flowers, Stick pins, Rose-buds and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Craft DeeBowZAnything Goes and include a handmade bow.
Kaboodle Doodles -Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays -Tag Your'e it (Entering my tag in it). ( Made it to Top 3 )
Stamping Sensations - Free and easy (Entering my tag).
IBS Customer Gallery Contest -I have used the Creative tags stamp set on my card.

And please, do leave me your comments/suggestions regarding these projects. Would love to hear your views regarding it.
Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lulupu challenge #22 and a super fun Blog hop :)

Hiya friends ,
So I know its been Rrrrrrreally long since I last posted on my blog ....Hmmm atleast a 2 month long break !! Well, what can I say. I really really got busy after my vacation and I just wasn't creating anything new that I could share. But then I got this opportunity to be a part of this fantastic BLOG HOP hosted by the Lulupu Team and I am really very happy to be here now sharing my project with you all :)
For all those who are new to this hop, you can get the full detail about the challenge and the blog hop HERE .
                                      In the mean time, please do share this badge below in your side bar indicating you are taking part in this blog hop because believe me you don't want to miss this hop as you stand a chance to win some really really awesome prizes. What you don't believe me ..Uh oh !! Then do check it out HERE  :)                                                                        
And here's a list of the participating blog's :
                                                         Hussena( That's me :) )
You must have come here from the very talented and artistic Pratiksha's blog. If not please do check out her blog here. And  here's a look at my card for the 'Cook it up' challenge. I have used 3 ingredients from the cook it up challenge in my card (Pattern Paper,Diecuts/Punches,Embellishments).                                                      
And just because I can't resist, here's another look :                                                                          
And guess what, I also made a coordinating box in which to mail this card. I always make dimensional cards and mailing them in envelope's is not an option for me so I made this box in which to send this card. Check it out :                                                  
  This is a standing view of the box with the card inside. I am sorry for the bad pictures the light was really not good when I clicked my pictures :(                                                                                     
I hope you like my card and co-ordinating box. Do let me know your reviews regarding it, I really look forward to all your comments/suggestions :)

Okay your next stop on this hop is someone who's very very creative and mega talented and that's of course none other than -Erum . And if you are a regular on Facebook, you must have seen her totally stunning creations for sure. Well, without further ado you absolutely need to check out her blog Here to see her amazing work as well! :)

Supplies Used :
Base CS : Campap
Pattern Papers : K&Company -Best of 2012 stack.
Martha Stewart Doily lace Punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.  
Dies : Cheery Lynn Gardenia strip for the flowers, Cheery Lynn Olive Branches,Spellbinder's Fleur di lis square & Square dies,Memory box Fresh foliage leaves, Joy! Crafts French Lily Corner (2).
Inks : Distress ink : Scattered straw, Distress Stain : Mowed Lawn and Versafine onyx black ink.
Stamp : Hero arts everyday sayings.
Small flowers and heart - Punches from jef.
Itsy Bitsy glitter strips and flowers.
Pearls and Rhinestones.

Challenges Entered
Cheery lynn Designs Challenge 110 : Red and green (Winner!)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

An easel drawer box with card & some news!

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing an easel drawer box that I had made for my last post at the Crafters Corner blog. Also, have shared a step by step tutorial on how to make it. You can check it out HERE.
But before I share the card, wanted to let you all know that I am taking a month long bloggy break as I am going on a vacation with no internet access. So I will not be able to comment on your beautiful creations till then! Hopefully, will join you all in the next month :)

Okay, here's a look at what I have created :                                      
And this is how it looks when the drawer is opened :                                                       
A close-up of the flowers :                                                         

I am not writing how I made this since I have already shared it on the Crafter's Corner blog. If you want to know how I made this, then do check out the post here

Supplies used :
Pattern papers - Prima Zephyr 6 X 6 inch paper pad.
Dies - Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares die, , Cheery Lynn Daisy strip, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.
Embossing Folder - Provocraft Swiss Dots.
Punches - Daisy punch and Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Stamps - Kaisercraft 75 Cents, Hero Arts Find Joy stamp set.
Inks :
Distress Inks : Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains : Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey.
Memento Pear Tart dew drop ink.
Versamark Embossing ink pad.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Embossing powders :Ranger Gold embossing powder , Ranger Super fine Clear embossing powder.
Brads, Pearls and Pollens.

Challenges entered :
Itsy Bitsy -Pretty with P's (Pattern Papers, Pink and Pearls)
613 Avenue create :Create your own challenge ( going with the 2nd colum: using shaped card , diecut, paper punch embossing (both dry and wet :) )
Hiding in my craft room : Woman's birthday ( My project is definitely  created for that special women /girl in your life and would make a perfect birthday gift as well :) )
KittyBee designs : Flowers

Birthday treat from Crafter's corner!

Hi friends,
Wanted to give you a heads up about this absolutely amazing candy that Crafter's Corner is offering for their first blogoversary celebration. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one.
Check out  the link here                                         

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Guest Desiging for Lessology's Birthday celebration Month :)

Hi Friends,
Today sharing with you all an upcycled Gift box which I have made for my Guest Designer spot at LESSology as they are celebrating their second birthday blogoversary. I am thrilled to  be a part of their birthday celebration as the team of LESSology is a very talented  bunch and they always come up with some fabulous upcycling ideas.If you haven't checked out their blog yet drop in here I promise you won't be disappointed :)  Ok now here's a look at what I have made for  my guest designing spot :                                                        
I have up-cycled an old I-cod tablet box to create this gift box. Here is a look at how it looks from the top and the sides :                                                    
This is the box that I have upcycled :
To make the base of my box I have first taken some water-color paper and added texture to it by stenciling it with texture paste and the damask Prima stencil.I have added a dash of Lindy's sprays to my texture paste to give a hint of color to it.Then, I have distressed it completely using Spun Sugar and a bit of Fired Brick distress inks.Also, I have distressed the edges of the paper using my scissors and this forms the base of the box on the top and on the sides.I have then embellished it using MDF embellishments and my ever favorite flowers using Spellbinder dies and colored it using Distress Stains.A little bit of pearls here and there and some delicate foliage completes my project! :)
I have also decorated the insides of the box with some Martha Stewart punched laces and a base white paper.
Finally, added some yummy chocolates to it and my gift is ready to be shared :)

Supplies used :
Base CS -Brustro Water-color paper.
Camlin Texture Paste.
Prima marketing Damask Stencil.
Dies & Punches :
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die,Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinder's Foliage die.
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Stamps & Inks :
TPC Birthday clear stamp set.
Distress inks - Vintage photo, Fired brick, Spun sugar and Shabby shutters.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
MDF embellishments, Glitter strips, Rose buds, Small flowers and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Itsy Bitsy -Pretty with P challenge ( My P's are Pink, Pearls and Posy )
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes/Frame it ( Made it to Top 3 )
There she goes -The gift of giving 
Craft Room challenge - Use something wooden.(Corner & Flourish )
Color Conceptions -Spread your wings with Distress inks! ( Made it to Top 6 )

Hope you like this gifting idea.Most of us love to receive or give chocolates as gifts and when it's packaged beautifully, it's all the more fun to receive.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Make a wish !

Hi friends,
So I am back again with another shabby-chic creation. I know I know, getting a bit monotonous :)
But I love playing with soft shades and dies and as the focus is on pattern paper in the Crafter's Corner blog for the whole of this month this is what I have shared there. Have a look :                                                        
For this card, I have done distressing using scissors on my pattern paper and also done faux stitching on all four sides. I have used various dies to create my card and I am listing the supplies below. The blue flower which is the centre focus of the card is handmade along with the rose buds. I am still  experimenting with these buds so need your honest feedback. And do you see the beautiful tulle peeking out. This is the first time I am using them on my card. Love the soft look it gives to the card.

Supplies used :
Pattern papers -Webster's pages( RAK from Piali ), MME Indie Chic Citron .
Dies :
Spellbinder's Fluer De Lis Squares ,Spellbinder's Classic Square dies, Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinder's Foliage die.
Memory Box Vintage Bird cage die, Memory box Nestled Bird.
Punches :
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.
Punch Bunch Blossom punch.
Stamps & Inks :
KaiserCraft Happy Birthday stamp.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink pad.
Distress inks -Broken China, Spun Sugar,Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters.
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Vellum, Rose buds, Pearls and Tulle.

Challenges entered :
Sugar Creek Hollow - In the garden. ( Top Pick! )
A Creative Romance -Dies or Punches ( Top 4! )

Hope you like my card. Please do leave your comments/suggestions. Would love to hear from you :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some chocolate-y thanks !

Hi friends,
This post was long over-due as have been meaning to share this for quite some time. I had made these sweet and simple chocolate gift covers with gift tags for my son's teachers this Teacher's day. I have done simple embellishing using papers on the chocolate bars. I have stamped the background for the papers and also used the Prima Damask stencil to create the background for one of the bars. Here's a quick look at them :                                              
Here's a close-up of the flower I have done on the first bar. This was my first try using the Spellbinder's Rose Creations die and I was pretty happy with the results :)                                                           
These were pretty fast to make and since I had to make them in bulk I did'nt do too much of embellishing as is my style :D
I am sharing these for the current challenge at Beyond grey challenges which is ' Gifting Love '
ETA : These chocolate gift covers got a Honourable Mention at the Beyond Grey Challenges! 

Supplies used :
Base paper- Brustro water-color paper.
Dies :
Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinders Foliage die.
MFT Loopy Border die.
Itsy Bitsy Fancy Classic Panels.
Punches :
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.
Stamps & Inks :
Hero Arts Good Friends, Hero Arts Antique Brocade, Bo Bunny Geometric Stamp, Kaisercraft Flourish clear stamp set.
Hero Arts Butter Bar ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Distress inks -Broken China, Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains- Barn door, Mowed lawn and Peacock feathers.
Prima Damask Stencil.
Baker's twine and Pearls.

Hope you like my simple project. Would love to hear your feedback on it :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, September 6, 2013

For someone special !

Hi friends,
Wanted to share a quick card with you all today which I have made keeping in mind a couple of challenges :)...Firstly, I was inspired to play along mainly because of Lisa's challenge at Yvonne's blog where she has asked us to make a shaped card using Spellbinder's decorative labels..I have used the Resplendent Rectangles die to create my card..The design of my card is based on a card I had seen on Pinterest recently..Sorry don't have a link for it...Here's a look at my card first :                                                        
And here's the front view also :                                             
As you can see, it's a pretty straight forward card where I have cut the dies from the Resplendent Rectangles set and overlapped them one on top of the other to create the ornate base of my card..And the pink flower that you see is made from the Rose Creations die also by Spellbinder's which I have colored using Distress ink -Spun Sugar..I dunno about you, but I am pretty happy about the outcome of the flower :D
Sorry I am keeping this short and simple, though if you have any queries regarding the card I will be happy to answer..So do drop me a line :)

Supplies used :
Base Cardstock - Fabriano Brustro!
Dies :
Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, Spellbinder's Rose creations die, Spellbinder's Foilage leaves.
Memory Box Pippi butterfly.
Punches :
MS 3 in 1 Butterfly punch cut-outs ( RAK from Sindhu..Thank you soooo much! :)...I LOVE this! )
Hero Arts Good friends.
Inks :
Distress Inks -Spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters.
Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Rose buds and Daisy flowers and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Lisa's challenge at Do more with less ( Yvonne's blog ) - Shaped cards!
DCAM -Shabby is chic! ( Winner! )
Color Conceptions -Spread your wings with Distress inks (The flowers, leaves and butterflies are colored using Distress inks. )
Sweet stamp blog -Butterflies

Hope you all like my card..Do leave me your comments/suggestions!..Would love to hear from you :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Inspiration For Crafter's Corner #12 !

Heya Friends,
So its the starting of another month and time for yet another brand new challenge at Crafter's Corner where our theme this time is 321 ..( 3 Embellishments, 2 Pattern Paper's and 1 sentiment ).So based on this here is what I have created ..Have a look :                                                
And of course I have to show you a side view :)
So let me tell you a little bit about my card ..I have used 2 different pattern paper's here- The peach dotted one you see is from the MME The sweetest thing collection and the chevron's are from the MME Indie Chic Paper pad which I have fussy cut and glued down .The flower's and leaves are made from the Memory Box Fabulous Phlox dies ..I love ..love .love this die.. Its a lovely combination of flower,leaves and a stamen die and  I have of course colored it using my current fave Distress stains :) . Also I have got myself the new Loopy die from MFT which I have placed on the back of my flower arrangement then added some tendrils and corner embellies and finished my card with some distressing using the scattered straw distress ink..The bold sentiment you see is from the latest winter CHA release- Kaisercraft texture sentiment stamps..I really love the bold font and the superb sentiments these stamps are offering !

Supplies used :
Base Cardstock : Campap .
Light green cardstock -Local buy.
Pattern papers :
MME Sweetest Thing Tangerine ,MME Indie Chic paper pads.
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox,Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Corners (F),MFT Loopy Border die.
Inks :
Distress Stains -Peacock Feathers,Mowed Lawn,Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey.
Distress Ink -Scattered Straw.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Stamps :
Kaisercarft Texture stamp -Birthday.
Rose buds and glitter glue.

Challenge entered :
DCAM -Shabby is Chic!
Sentimental Sundays -Happy Birthday!
PPS -Anything Goes!

Okay that's about all from me. Hope you like my card! :)
Do leave me your comments/suggestions..Would love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Friend to Friend!

Hi everyone,
I am just dropping by to share a quick card which I have made especially for the BGC challenge which is
Celebrate your friend with a peepy-fruity twist...I had made a card earlier but failed to follow one of the rules which was to make a window and wanted to give it a second try...This is very last moment  and here's a look at My card :-                                                            
To make this card,I have first stamped the flowers,the leaves and then colored them using Distress Inks and a dauber...This was the fastest way to color them and the colors have come out really bright....I have tried out something new here...
 Tip : Do you see the 2 ribbon strips on the bottom...Those are created by coloring cardstock's  with Festive Berries Distress ink and cutting them in thin strips and then I have done Faux Stitching over them to give a Grosgrain kind of look...This idea was inspired by Tejal's card which she had shared over Swap Central India..Thank you so much Tejal  :)

Supplies used :-
Base CS -Campap
Embossing Folder - Provocraft Swiss Dots.
Dies :-
Itsy Bitsy Fancy Classic Panels.
Stamps :-
Lawn Fawn Flutter By
Unity-Sarah Hurley Stamp set.
Inks :-
Distress inks : Fired Brick,Ripe Permisson,Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw.
Memento Pear Tart dew drop ink.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Uniball Signo white gel pen.

Challenges Entered :-
Beyond Grey Challenges - Celebrate your friend with a peepy-fruity twist ! (For the fruit inspiration I have gone for Red Berries,Mango and Banana for the green leaves). ( Winner! :D )
Annabelle Stamps -Color Inspiration..( I have got all these colors on my card including the very tiny orange flowers on the right hand side :)                              
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing.( Shared my top tip above)
Cuttlebug Mania -Anything goes-Embossing (I have used the Provocraft Swiss Dots embossing folder)

Hope you all like my card...Please do leave me your comments/suggestions regarding this..Would love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Wall Hanging done in Mixed Media Style!

Hi friends,
 I am sharing with you a wall-hanging I have made in the mixed media style, which is also my inspiration post at the Crafter's Corner blog for our current challenge which is Anything goes!... I have to tell you all though this is my very first attempt doing a full fledge mixed media work and  I am not sure about the right's and wrongs  in it ..But I did have a lot of fun getting all inking and playing with the mist and various texture's... I have gone with the clustered look and tried to use different mediums to create my overall look !! ..So here's a look at my work :-                                
Another view :-
And a closer look at my handmade flower which shines with the shimmer from the Lindy's Mists :-          
   And a look at the clustering I have done ...Lol as if its not visible on the other full picture ..But I just have to share another picture ..So please bear with me :) 
I really had a lot of fun creating the background for this wall-hanging...First I  cut out two circles using the lid of a biscuit tin as my template and then I have colored the entire surface with white acrylic paint and then used texture white paste to make the base....Then,using the Mini Hexagons template from The Crafter's Workshop I have tried to create some textured background with Gesso ,then used the Lindy Mists 'Hottie Patottie' to color my background....Used some fabric lace from my stash and various small embellies like Buttons,Charms,Can opener tab,Soda bottle cover to create the entire look of my project and then again coated all of these with the texture white(Gesso)...Also,I have done some stamping using Staz on Black ink and used some die-cut flowers,butterflies and frames to complete the overall look.

Supplies Used :-
Base CS- Fabriano Brustro .
Camel Texture White.
Mists :-
Lindy's Stamp Gang -Hottie Pattotie Mists.
Dies :-
Spellbinder's Fluer De Lis Squares.
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.
Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Exotic Butterflies (Small).
My Favorite Things Layered Rose.
Inks :-
Staz on Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Distress inks : Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains : Mowed lawn ,Picked Raspeberry and Wild honey.
Stamps :-
Fiskars/Teresa Collins Girly Posh Stamp set.
The Crafter's Workshop 6 * 6 Mini Hexagons.
Ranger Perfect Pearls (White).
Itsy Bitsy Glitter Flowers.
Buttons,Charms.,Pearls,Beads and Rhinestones- Stash

Challenges Entered :-
Color Conceptions -Nail it down with textures.
LESSology - Open that bottle.
DCAM Challenges- Anything goes with a Handmade flower using dies! Featured on their blog! )
Simon Says stamp and show -Make the cut.
Imagination Crafts - Flower Power.

Hope you all like my hanging...Do leave me your comments/suggestions...I love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Mixed Media Tag !!

Heya friends:)
So am back again sharing with you all a tag I have made for the inspiration at the Crafter's Corner blog where our current challenge is everyone's favorite theme : "Anything Goes"...So I decided to make a tag this time and its a mixed media style which is quite new to me...  I have done a lot of distressing ,spritzing with the  Lindy stamp gang spays and stamping too ..This is a tag which is layered with different techniques rather than actual layers ..So here's look at what I have created :
And here's a close up of the flowers which I have colored  using the Lindy stamp gang spray ..These sprays have vibrant colors and a very nice shimmer to it ..I have really enjoyed working with it a lot :          
   A little bit about how I have made this tag ..Firstly I distressed the entire tag with the vintage photo distress ink then I have sprayed the Lindy Hottie Patottie spray on the background...  Then I used The Crafter's workshop stencil to create the hexagon background  with  my vintage photo distress inks then I did the stamping of the dress form and the leaf flourish finally finishing off with a punched lace and the floral arrangement .  
I hope you all like my tag..Please do leave me your comments /suggestion's...Would love to hear from you :)
PS : Flowers and Leaves are from a prize package which I won at Archana 's  Craftycity.com  site ..She has a large collection of paper flowers and various craft supplies at very reasonable rates  ..Do check out her site :)

Supplies Used :
Base CS : Fabriano Elle Erre.
Punch : MS lace doily punch .
DieMagnolia Do hickey Die Leaf and swirl.
Flowers and Leaves are from a prize package which I won at Archana 's Craftycity.com  site ..She has a large collection of paper flowers and various craft supplies at very reasonable rates  ..Do check out her site :)
Stencil : The Crafter's Workshop Hexagons.
Stamp : Prima Marketing.
Inks : Distress inks : Vintage photo,Scattered straw,Versafine Onyx Black,Lindy stamp gang mists-Hottie Patottie.
Seam binding ribbon,Rhinestones,Small flower's and filler's from stash.
Charm -Crafter's Corner.

Challenges entered :
For the love of crafting -Make a tag.
Sarah Hurley Challenge blog -Texture and Dimension
Creative Moments : Anything but a card
Dragons Dream : Tag it on : Use Stencil/mask,paint and Ribbon.
Stampotique Designer's Challenge : Tag youre it !!
The stamping chef : No cards allowed .

That's It from me ..Have a nice day everyone :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Best friends -CASEing Deepti!

Hi friends,
So today I am back again to share with you a card I have made for my blogger friend Deepti's celebration challenge...She had challenged us to case any of her card for her celebration challenge and here's my take on her card :-

MY card :-                                                      
And a side view of my card :-                                              
And here is DEEPTI's card below :-                                                           
As soon as I had seen Deepti's this card I have been wanting to case it...There is something about the colors against the black background that really stood out for me...I really really love Deepti's card!
For my card,I have done a lot of paper-piecing using the Lawn fawn stamp sets on plain color cardstock...And the fussy-cutting was the most tedious part...My finger's  are still paining after cutting out those tiny itty-bitty leaves :P...But I am so happy with the end result that it was totally worth the effort !!

Supplies used :-
Black CS- Fabriano Elle Erre!
Stamps :
Lawn Fawn Flutter by,Blissful Botanicals.
TPC All occasions stamp set.
Dies :
I have used the Itsy Bitsy fancy classic die for de-bossing the sentiment panel.
Inks :
Versamark Embossing ink.
Versafine Onyx black.
Embossing powder- Zing!Opaque White.
Ribbon and Charm -Crafter's Corner.
Pealrs and bling.

Challenge Entered :
Catchy Crafts-CASEing Deepti's card.
BGC- Fruity + Twist ( I was inspired by the colors of the watermelon ).
SSS-Anything goes!

Hope you like my card...Do leave your comments/suggestions...I love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sky's the Limit !!

Hi Friends ,
Today I have a quick share of a card I have made for the BGC challenge "Sky's the Limit " and here's my take on it :                                                          
And a side view of my card :                                                                            
As you can I have kept it very simple and done a lot of stamping and distressing to create my background ..Its been quite some time since I have done a stamping only card ..Well I think I really need loads of practice for this and the faux sticthing  that  I have done is too sloppy :( ..I was in a hurry to get this card finished as this challenge is getting over in a few hours !..But I hate sloppy work and I almost didn't post this card but  as I have been meaning to play along this challenge for quite some time now I went ahead and blogged about this card .
So be kind people :) 

Base CS : Campap.
Stamp's :
 Hot off the press cycle stamp,the grass is stamped using a stamp I bought from Saumya ..don't know the brand though ...I have colored it using Crayola markers :)
Hero Arts Good friends stamp set.
Inks :
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress ink.
Memento Pear Tart.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Washi tapes

Challenges entered :
BGC -Sky is the limit ( Honourable mention! )
SSS -Anything goes!

Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Round FOUR Bingo at Crafter's Corner !

Hi everyone,
Today is the day four for our crafty bingo which we are playing in the honour of our first birthday celebrations of  the Crafter's Corner shop...You must have come here from our lovely DT member Pallavi's blog...If not you need to check it out! especially her gorgeous work and not to forget the day THREE bingo words which she has shared on her blog :)
So those of you who have signed up for this bingo are eagerly waiting for this post I know!...So without further ado here are my FOUR words from the bingo grid!

My FIRST word is ...*Any guesses people* ???
Those have  been following my blog know that I am in LOVE with this product.....And I have been using it for all my recent projects!...And it is DISTRESS STAINS  of course !
These are very vibrant colors which come in a  small bottle with a dauber on the top for easy application...These can be used on all kinds of paper projects and believe me these definitely add that 'Wow' factor to your work...And the BEST part is the entire range of Distress stains is available at Crafter's Corner..

Okay now moving on to the SECOND word which is CUTTING DIES...Now who does'nt know about dies ...I guess every new crafter now-a-days is aware about the dies and the different companies which make them...Crafter's Corner has quite a large variety of cutting dies from all the leading manufacturing companies like Cheery Lynn,Spellbinders,Memory Box,Marianne to name a few!....You really need to check them all out at Crafter's Corner!

And the THIRD word is PUNCH BUNCH PUNCHES...These punches are very good quality and they come in variety of designs and sizes...And it's a must buy for all those interested in punch-craft and who love to make their own flowers and floral arrangement!...These punches are quite reasonably priced and Crafter's Corner has quite a large collection of these punches available with them.

And now on to my LAST and FINAL word and it is CROP-A-DILE...This item was one of my first BIG crafty buy and I have never regretted it...It's a very useful tool for setting eyelets and punching holes through tough materials like chipboard and even very thin metals,plastic,acrylic,wood and much more...This product  silently and smoothly sets 1/8in and 3/16in snaps and eyelets and once you get the knack for it and check out the various tutorials available online you will be able to find multiple uses for it.

That's it from me...Hope these items are crossed from your list if not don't worry you have another chance when our DT member Sindhu calls out her set of words next :)
So tomorrow please head over to the very talented Sindhu's blog to check out the day FIVE set of words of the bingo and Best of luck everyone !

Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, July 19, 2013

A 'Thank you' card !

Hi friends,
Sharing with you a card I have made for the inspiration post at the Crafter's Corner blog where our current challenge is to make 'Thank you' cards...All the details of my card have been shared over there so if want you can check out the details Here..In the meantime here's a look at what I have created :-.
And another view :                                          

As you can see I have gone for the layered look again and had a lot of fun with my Distress stain's :) ..I have colored the flower and all the foliage using these stains ..I really really  love the new shades that Ranger has come up with ..all of them are so vibrant and gorgeous and the best part is in the stain form they are super easy to use as well !!The beautiful Pattern Paper's are from the Cosmo cricket which I had bought from Piali quite some time back ..These are some of the most beautiful paper's I have come across and each time I cut them up  my heart skips a little beat ..Sigh !..Do you ever feel that way too ??. Drop me comment would love to know about it !

Supplies used :-
Pattern Papers-Cosmo Cricket.
Embossing folder-Darice.
Dies :
Spellbinder's Fluer De Lis Square.
Cheery Lynn Tropical flourish, Cheery Lynn Daisy strip.
Stamps :
Hero Arts Good Friends(Sentiment).
Hero Arts Antique Engravings.
Inks :
Versafine Onyx Black.
Distress ink -Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains :
Wild Honey,Picked Raspberry,Mowed Lawn,Peacock Feathers.
Rose buds,daisies and pearls from stash.

Challenges entered :-
The paper nest dolls challenge- Floral Frenzy. (Made it to Top 3)
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers.
Sentimental Sundays-You've been framed. (Made it to Top 3)
Quick Quotes -Add dimension.( Made it to Top 3 )

Hope you all like my work do leave a comment would love to hear from you :)
Take care and have a nice day everyone !!                                                    

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Vintage-y happy birthday :)

Hi everyone,
I have another card to share with you all....And this time it's based on a sketch from Mojo Monday!...This card came together with a lot of difficulty...Somehow,things were just not working out and it took a better part of a day to complete this!...But I am quite happy with the end result...So here's a look at what I have created :                                                                    
And here's a closer look at the butterfly and the flowers :
I have heat embossed the butterfly with ZING! embossing powder in black and in real life it has a very nice glitter on it which I have not been able to capture in the photos but it really looks very beautiful!..The flowers are all punched using different sizes of daisy punch from Jef....and I have generously used distress stains to color them and the butterfly.....The dark brown background and the frame have both been distressed with Memento rich cocoa dye ink...It's such a vibrant shade of brown...I think I like it even more than Vintage photo distress ink !

Supplies used :
Base CS-Campap
Brown CS-DCWV stack.
Pattern papers-Cosmo cricket(Dunno know the collection though !)
Embossing folder-Swiss dots by Provcraft
Dies :
Spellbinder's Beaded square,Cheery lynn mini french pastry doily.
Daisy punches,Punch bunch sprig leaves.
Kaisercraft butterfly stamp set
Inspired by stamping-Creative tags set
Distress stains-Wild honey,Peacock feathers.
Hero arts Butter bar and Tide pool ink.
Memento rich cocoa,Versafine onyx black.

My card is based on this sketch below :

Challenges entered :
Mojo Monday-Sketch challenge
BGC-Photo inspiration + Anything goes ( I was inspired by the flowers). ( Made it to Top 3 )
IBS WHW #108- Creating frames with nestie dies.
Oldie but a goldie challenge-Butterflies (Pattern papers used are atleast 6 months old). (Made it to Top 3 )

Hope you like my card!...Do leave me your comments/suggestions...Would love to hear from you.
Have a nice day everyone!