Friday, 5 September 2014

Blog Candy Winner...

Hello everyone..

Thanks to everyone who joined the candy... I apologise for being late in posting the results.. Married life means less time to the internet and more to the husband.. :-)

Well without further delay.. The winner is....


Comment no. 2 which is... Sindu...

Congratulations girlie... Kindly email me at within 48 hours to claim your prize...If I do not hear from you by then I will draw another winner...

Thanks to everyone who joined...


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Blog Candy

Hello everyone,

Happy Rakshabandhan and Happy Birthday to me.. its been a hectic day and I am really late in making this post..

Just a post to share some love with everyone.. Giving away a 1000 rupee voucher to The Craft Shop.. Feel free and splurge to your hearts content if you win it..

There are no rules except drop in a comment to put your name in the drawing.. you can ofcourse... Will be announcing the winners on the 30th of this month.. (just might be an India Only Candy.. Or if you have an Indian Address)

Thanks so much..


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

CAS with stencils

Hey guys,

How is everyone doing.. I am very excited as this is my birthday month and I have some very exciting things coming on the blog on Sunday.. So keep an eye on it..

Sharing with you guys the card I made for the CAS challenge inspiration for Kaftzone.. Please do check out the challenge and join in.. There are prizes to be won of course...

I made a simple layered CAS card using stencils.. CAS can be interpreted differently by everyone.. For me it is the absence of too much of embellishments..

Made my card using Memory Box stencils, inks and heat embossing..

This quote is just so inspiring.. it cheers me up no end when I feel down.. It gives the feel of a one layer card but is in reality a 2 layer one.. The white on white is confusing and I have given it a raised look with dimensional tape..

Supplies Used:-
card stock=> Fabriano Elle Erre and Brustro
Distress Inks=> Vintage photo, Mustard seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade
Versamark Ink Pad
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Memory Box Sunrays Stencil..
MS 3-in-1 Butterfly punch

Entering this for the following Challenges:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs=> Add a Sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown=> Mellow Yellow
Addicted to CAS=> Gold
A Gem of a Challenge=>Embossing

This is it,... Thanks for dropping by.. See you guys soon...


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Love you always

Hello everyone,

I am back on the blog after almost a month.. I cannot live up to my promise of being regular it seems..Going through a no Mojo phase.. I hope to get back to crafting soon...

Sharing with you the card I made for my swap for swap central.. Will be sharing the cards one by one.. (will increase my frequency to the blog, LOL)

This was my favourite card of the lot using my favourite Penny Black stamp every which way.. It has the cutest hedgehogs ever..

I followed one of the from Retro sketches.. They have some really cool and fun sketches...

Used inchies to stamp my hedgehogs... Aren't they adorable..They were popped on dimensional tape to give it a 3-D look. the red strips are made using card stock scraps..

A simple layered CAS card which I had a ball making...

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> Locally purchased, Fabriano Elle Erre and Brustro water colour paper
Stamp=> Penny Black Every Which Way (the
Ink=> Archival Black (crafters corner)
Staedler water colour pencils
Black gel pen
Rhinestones from stash

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Crafting with Dragonflies=> CAS

Sunday, 8 June 2014

An experiment with paper and more

Hey guys,

How is everyone doing?? Hope everyone is enjoying the heat. Yep, I am being sarcastic.. This nasty heat wave has taken a toll on me..I feel lethargic all the time and even though my mind is flooded with ideas, I have no real enthusiasm to get up and craft.. Even the air conditioner is not providing any relief..

Sharing today is my fist DT post for the Imaginations Blog. Imaginations has now started it's monthly challenges and it would be great if you would join along. There are prizes to be won of course.

So when were asked to use Distress Inks on our projects, I was really excited for I absolutely love my Distress Inks. They are the most magical and versatile thing ever. ( I say that for most of my craft supplies).

I was just browsing through my phone and this idea for a wall hanging got fixated on my head.. Everything on this project is done from scratch and I love it. My husband was mighty impressed with it. Sat down with me to give me inputs on placements and colour schemes. Actually everyone in the house was involved for this one- right from my MIL to my SIL.. :D.. What can I say, I have a super cool supportive family and everyone has a creative side.

So now that I have rambled enough, let me show you the pictures of my wall hanging..

This is right now hanging on the speed regulator of my fan.. LOL.. Yet to find a good place to click pictures of my projects in the new house. The hunt is on..

Now a few close up shots of a few elements...

A play of colours below the sentiment, die cuts to form a kind of branched out look and the super gorgeous Prima dolls.

Antique Engravings butterfly stacked together to give it a 3-D look..

Scallop scare die cuts for writing your own personal message

When I was making this I had two people in my mind- Tejal and Saumya.. The butterflies remind me of her and this doll of Saumya. My two friends who kick my butt ALWAYS so that I improve myself and I love them to bits for it.. Good friends are difficult to find and I have the best. :D

The orientation of the scored wall is wrong or so you might feel. I had scored it right but husband dearest wanted me to do it the opposite way. Who am I to deny him. So it happened this way.

Supplies Used:-
Card stock=> Fabriano Elle Erre, locally purchased and brustro.
Distress inks=> Vintage photo(Craft Adda), Tea Dye (Radhika), Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry,Festive berries, Crushed Olive (
Stamps=>HA Antique Engravings, Prima Mixed Media Doll (Dipti), Kaisercraft stamp (Creativita),
Archival Black (Crafters Corner)
Dies=> Label 20 (crafters corner) Madera Corner (, Scallop Square (Imaginations), IO clouds (
Staedler colour pencils
Black and White Gel Pen
Binder Rings (Creativita)
Pearls from stash

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Amusing- Dies
Sentimental Sundays- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create- Anything goes + best friends
Corrosive Challenges=> crop it or cut it
Emerald Faeries=> friends
Desert Islands Crafts=> Recipe used (Distress it, no flowers, anything but card, embossing)
Emergency Crafters=>Not a card

Thanks for dropping by...


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Inked Background

Hello there,

I am back with yet another card which is inspired by Jennifer Mcguire's tutorial on her youtube channel. the technique was so cool and quite simple which made me wonder why had I not thought of it before. I am a huge fan of Jennifer's work and when it comes to inks I think she is like the ultimate guru. There is so much to pick up after seeing her work. The way she mixes inks with different elements to come up with the most awesome cards ever..

I will just go on and show the card to you guys..

standing :front

side view with the sun rays falling on it

This is a 5'x6.5' card made completely with inks and dies. I just loved the background and it was so easy. Totally funky if I may say so myself. have given a grosgrain look to the paper strips just to add some depth to it

Supplies Used:-
Cardstock=> locally purchased and brustro plus some paper scraps for the strips
Distress Stains=> picked raspberry, peacock feathers, spiced marmalade and peeled paint
Distress Inks=> Spun Sugar and Salty ocean
Impression Obsession cloud die and Memory Box hot air balloon die
Black and white gel pen
White pearls from stash
BIC markers for colouring the hot air balloon.
Penny black stamp for sentiment
Versamark Ink and Zing  white embossing powder.

Entering this for the following challenges:-
ABNH=>Inspired by hero artist
Deep Ocean Challenge=> Distressing
Artistic Impression=> No designer paper
Eureka Stamps=> up in the air
My Craft Spot=> Inking Technique

Thanks for dropping by.. I hope to see you guys soon.. 


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Layering Fun


Back with yet another quickie card.. Made this card on request and is very heavily layered by my standards. I am not a layering person and find it strange to keep piling things on my card and making it heavier LOL.

This was a kind of unplanned card and I just went with the flow of layering and adding things here and there. I really want to say hats off to people who rock at layering. I wonder how and truly salute you.. Since I got back to crafting, I have been making a serious effort of trying to play along with a few challenges and just enjoy the fun I get from crafting.

So here are the pics.. I have completely forgotten to take pics for the inside and it is now gone to the recipient.. :D.. Did some heat embossing and used my MFT chevron die for the inside, just to pretty it up a little bit. Like I said, layering and lots of layering.

front standing view

handmade blooms

the cute whimsy stamp amy

Loved assembling this card. Once it started rolling I had a ball. A special mention to Nupur Priya.. Your image coloring a tremendous inspiration. I am now actually practicing coloring like you ( miles and miles to go). She does the most awesome coloring ever and her work is a treat to the eyes. 

This is a 6"x6" card which I have just layered. I had the option of trying some fold but I seem to be enjoying this phase of just creating normal cards and using the hoarded PPs.. LOL

Supplies used:-
cardstock=> locally purchased, fabriano elle erre and brustro
PP is something I picked up from a local exhibition ( the same is available with reena gupta of craftegenous)
black archival ink and vintage photo distress ink
Floral ovals, tattered florals and cherry lynn flourish die
MS doily lace edge punch and 3-in-1 butterfly punch
Pearls and staedler water color pencils

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Kraftzone=>Whimsy wee stamped cards
4 crafty chicks=> flowers

Thanks for dropping by.. Hope to see you soon...


Sunday, 4 May 2014

Pink Love

Good morning everyone. Here is wishing everyone a fabulous Sunday. I am back with a quick post on a card I made yesterday. I was browsing through Pinterest when this sketch caught my fancy. I am not really a sketch person for somehow I can never follow the sketch ( I end up adding or missing elements from the original sketch, LOL). I can proudly say I did manage to do and I am so chuffed about it.

It is my favourite color combo card-PINK and BLACK. Yes, I truly believe when you cannot get a color combo going, go for pink and black, it solves everything. I do not have the sketch saved me as I had roughly drawn it on the paper for reference. Pinterest is a life saver when you want to make cards just for fun. go pick a sketch from the zillion available and get cracking. I did break my head for over 4 hours on this one because I could not get my embellishment placement in place.

Here goes,

Standing: front view

side view

close up:heat embossed sentiment

This was a fun card to come up with. I tried so many color combinations before of course going to my beloved pink. Althought I am NOT a pink person, I love it on my cards. This is quite a big card- 5"x7". Although it is right side heavy ( like the sketch demanded, I love the blank spaces on the left side. It balances out in my eyes)

Supplies Used:-
card stock=> Locally purchased, KCK(Honeymoon Splurge) and Brustro
PP=> Paper Mania Confetti collection from Jovita
Embossing folders=> Provocraft dots from Varshitha and interlocking circles from the craftshop
Ms Doily lac and 3-in-1 butterfly from crafters corner
Dies, label 2, MFT flourish from crafters corner and rose creations from Jovita
picked raspberry distress ink from the craftshop
Penny black sentiment stamp from Meetu
pink pearls from stash
Versamark Ink from Thecraftshop
Ranger black embossing powder and ranger heat it tool from crafters corner

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Color Conceptions=> dry and wet embossing
Lulupu=> Feminine colors using border punches and flowers
We do Doobadoo=> Lots of layers
Simply Create Too=> Stack 'em up

Thanks for dropping by. I hope to see you guys very very soon.


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Post-it holders


I am back.. I know I promised to make it more often to my blog but it just isn't happening.. Trying my best to be as regular as possible. Recently I had been itching to try new things ( Read: Something which most people have done except me). While looking into my stash, found some post-its lying around so thought of trying to make something out of it and voila, here I am with my post-it holders.

They really are the cutest thing ever and so much fun to make. I had a blast making these two. Kept the color same while I played along with embellishing it. fun and quirky are the words I would use for it. While there is a space constraint when working with it, they really make you think hard as to how to go about embellishing it to the maximum with the minimum possible space available. in short, a brain teaser.

So with all the rambling on about it, here goes

Here are the two I made. The base and the layering is the same while I embellished it in different ways. Used distress inks,stamp and mulberry flowers on one and die-cuts on the other. The idea for the embellishment did come when I was one the verge of sleeping.and this idea comes. I got up and execute the same. I am quite happy with the way these two have turned out.

Materials used:-
Cardstock=> My purchase from singapore
stamp=> Kaisercraft
Distress inks=> Peacock feathers, festive berries, mustard seed and crushed olive
Archival Black Ink
Mulberry flowers and punched leaves
Dots embossing folder
MFT eiffel tower die
American craft pattern paper for the fan fold flower.

Entering my card for the following challenges:-
Color conceptions=> Anything but cards

Thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you soon..


Monday, 7 April 2014

Playing with my inks after ages


I am back after a short sabbatical ( Read over 6 months) post my marriage.. Life has changed.. For the better of course and am just having fun.. Travel Travel and more travel... I will post some pics of my holidays in another post...

I am just playing around with my distress inks and trying to make myself more comfortable using them...Made a very quickie card so just thought of waking up my sleeping blog and posting it here... :D

The distressed panel


Love my new distress ink colors.. Just so vibrant and full of life.. This was a very easy peasy card put together... I masked the top and bottom panels using torn sheets of paper and distressed the centre.. Used my BG stamp and voila I am done.. Quick and simple... !!

Supplies Used:-
Card stock=> Fabriano Elle Erre and Brustro water color paper
Distress Inks=> Picked raspberry, Peacock feather and mustard seed
Memento Rich cocoa and Black Archival Ink
Stamps=> Antique back ground stamp, HA Antique engravings stamp set and MFT pearls of wisdom
Staedler water color pencils and black gel pen

Entering this for the following challenges:-
CYP=> No Designer paper
Cas on Sunday=> Stitching real or faux

That's it from me.. I hope I can get back to you soon with something else!!