Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Who wants to win some Hero Stamps..!!

Yes well am sure the title has intrigued a lot of you..

I became a Member of Lily Pad Cards today! Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 15.


Sunday, 26 June 2011

Another top 3....

My god.. This is actually unbelievable... I made it to the Top 3.. yet again.. In the CIP challenge inspired by bright colours.. The card can be viewed here...

And here is the link to the CIP blog

and here is the badge once again...

Thanks everyone...


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Another award

I got the irresistibly sweet blogger award from Neha. I have been rather lazy in posting about it...

Thanks Neha...

I pass this award to all the bloggers, I think everyone is really sweet in their own way...... Please pick it up and pass on the sweetness


Rain Rain Go away...!!

This is literally my situation.. It's been raining non-stop for like 4 days now.. Thank God it's stopped now.. It was making me lazy and crabby... Had unfinished cards but my mojo suddenly decided to give me a break and I was at a loss as I didn't know what to do..!!

This is the card I created for the ICR Challenge set by Snehal.. We had to interpret the word rain and decorate the inside of the card or the envelope..

Well Snehal and the ICR team.. When I think of rain.. IT makes me think of rainbows( I have seen them very rarely, can you believe that) of flowers and butterflies and how everything looks bright and fresh once it's rained.. Taking inspiration from the scene.. I have made a card which denotes the colours of the rainbow....

Here, take a look...!!

Here is the inside of the card..

Fairly simple Huh..!!

The outside of the card is done with the starburst technique, the tutorial of which you can find here.

Supplies used:-
Card Stock=> For the base Fabriano Elle Erre and the yellow matted layer is brought locally
DP=> Echo Park Summer Days( I love them.. Thank you Ujjwal)
The flower=> ICR swap from Karuna
Swirls and butterflies=> Pie Lane
Used soem distressing too..

Inside=> Yellow card stock for journaling which is distressed.. I created a wave effect using my fiskars sunburst punch and the scraps left from the Echo Park Summer days paper.

I am entering the card for the following challenges:-
HLSC=> Bright colours
CIP=> Bright colours
ICR=> Interpretation of rain+ Inside of the card or envelope
Stamp Something=> Pretty Papers
OWH stars and stamps=> Starburst tutorial

Comments awaited.. This probably would be my last card before I leave for my vacation.. I might not craft but will drop by everyone's blog..

Happy Crafting ALL..


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Holley's giveaway which I had won...!


Today I received my package which I had won at Holley's blog.. She had not mentioned what exactly it would have.. When I opened it I was in for a surprise for it contained some cute mini stamps, brads,ink pad, a fiskars punch and some flowers...

Here are the pictures...

I just love the mini brads.. They are super cute...Hope to finish a card today and post...

Till then Happy Crafting...


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Butterfly... Fly away..!!

Well I am back rather quickly... Well this butterfly song is by Hannah Montana.. In case you didn't realize.. Not a big fan or anything but I just happened to be watching the movie while making the card and it kinda got stuck in my mind...

Last night I made a criss cross card.. You can check it here. I had the DP scraps left so I made another criss cross card..  Rather lame but hey I ain't wasting my Echo park...!!

Here is criss cross part deux...

 I have caught the butterfly bug from Tejal.. I loved the image at sight...!!

Here are some pics from different angles.

The sentiment will of course look familiar...

So will the bling and the swirls.

My MO for the card:

CS=> Locally purchased
DP=> Echo park Splash
Digi Image=> DigiDarla
Sentiment=> Our very own Erum from Vibgyor Krafts
Bling and Swirls from Pie Lane

I am entering the card for the following challenges:
DigiDarla=> something blue
Delicious Doodles=> things that flutter
Inspire Me Fridays=> Always anything goes
Just Add Ink=> Add coloring
Poodles Parlour=> Anything goes
Simply Create=> wings
Stamp Man=> Butterflies & Dragonflies
Delightful Challenges=> Anything goes
Moving Along with the times=> Inspired by a song( Butterfly-Hannah Montana..)
Southern Girls=> Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed=> Song
Stampavie and More=> Butterflies
YNS=> Shaped Cards
Scrap Creations=> Anything goes
My time to craft=> More than one image
The cheerful stamp pad=> Things with wings
KB Cute Monday=> Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations-Inspiration pic( see below)=> I am inspired by the bright colours of the cupcakes.

CraftyJC Challenge#7=> Digi or Doodle
Comments valued.. Please do leave them....


Hugs and Kisses

OMG.. It seems like ages since I last made a card.. It's been a hectic last few weeks and then the pain in my arm suddenly shot up once more and made me sit quietly... Today I made a card for a blogger whose work I immensely admire.. I think she immensely creative and comes up with something new with almost all her projects.. No names now.. You'll get to know it when she receives it..

I made another attempt at the criss-cross card.. Frankly... This is one of the easiest folds to make.. LOL...

Anyways have a look at the card and then I'll prattle some more...!!

Fairly simple card.... Not much to say about it except that I love the colour combo.. My love for bright colours makes me use such bold colours...!! A few more close ups.

 I have manipulated the ribbon to show you the image.. The original card would look like this..

CS both red & yellow=> Locally brought
DP=> Echo Park Splash
Riboon=> RAK from Ash
Digi Image=> Anne Bodil
Sentiment= It was a freebie which I collected from the free digital images blog.. If anyone can remember the artist let me know.
Bling=> Pie Lane
I coloured the digi with my gel pens and colour pencils.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Crafty JC Challnege#7=> Digi or Doodle ( I have used a Digi image)
Crafts 4 eternity Recipe Challenge=> Use embellishments starting with R( rectangle,ribbon,rhinestones)
Crafty Catz=> Fancy Folds
Delicious Doodles Challenges=> Things that flutter
Just Add Ink=> Add coloring
Poodles Parlour=> Anything goes
Stamp Something=> Pretty papers
Delightful Challenges=> Anything goes
Crafts And Me=> Bling
TTT=>Open Challenge
Forever Friends=> Dots & Spots must include an animal(I have a puppy in my image)
Hooked on Craft=> Anything goes
Stamps R Us=> 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishment(Ribbon,rhinestone,self adhesive butterfly + Swirls)
There's magic in the air=> Pick any 2( My choice Ribbons & Gems)
CIP=> Fun fold cards

Thanks a ton for dropping by...


Thursday, 16 June 2011

ICR 20-20

Hello beautiful people,

How is everyone doing today.. I've been having some hectic days.. Not being able to craft much.. Here is the ICR 20-20 Swap I received from Karuna today..

And it also had a very cute card...

Love the handmade flowers she sent.. Thanks Karuna.. truly appreciate it.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Another Award!

Well.. I got the Kreative Blgger award from dear Yasmin of Hooks and Laces... I came by her blog by chance when she dropped in a comment on one of my posts and since then she has been regularly dropping by.. Do check her blog for she does some really good work.. especially 3-D quilling.!!

Random things about me..
1) I am a Facebook addict.. You'll find me on FB anytime.

2) I love hoarding things.. Am a compulsive shopper and not just of craft supplies.. In general also.

3) I love playing with my nephews and Nieces.

4) I am a foodie. I love cooking and eating..

5)Travelling is a psssion..

6)I love reading MBs.. Yes till now...!!

7) I am a die hard romantic.. That why I love Rom Coms..!!

8) I love watching all the star world crime sitcoms-bones,castle, etc.

9) How I met your Mother and F.R.I.E.N.D.S I am addicted to.. I have forgotten how many times I have watched them.

10) I am scared of heights. Vertigo problem...!!

Now I need to pass it on to 5 people
2) Spardha
3) Karuna


Monday, 13 June 2011

Button UP...!!

When this month's ICR swap began.. I was in a fix about how to go about it but I desperately wanted to participate.. So I desperately began searching high and low for buttons.. And my most reliable source were my old formal shirts which I wore to college and in which I unfortunately do not fit anymore.. :D.. It also includes ones bought from Pie Lane and other local shops...

Have a look...


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Jovita's RAK

Well.. Today was a great day... It was my house warming party so was very excited and tired...

In the evening while chit chatting, chachi came up with this envelope and when I saw the name I was pleasantly surprised.. and the stuff inside it surprised me more... Let me show you the reason behind it..

This is the same card which Jovi had posted for ANita's anniversary challenge but she had not mentioned who the card is for.. So I was truly surprised when this came in the mail... And that is not all.. she sent me some more stuff... here are the pics..

There were these lovely flowers and buttons.. totally cute ones  and she sent me some papers of which I had become a fan of since I saw them.. she had sent them as a swap to tejal.. and there was ribbon too..  pictures later... it's taking ages to upload and am so tired..


Good night all...


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Black & white and a dash of a blue.. That's the ICR challenge for you.. :-)

This was one of the most interesting challenges ever.. Kudos to Tejal & Ash for coming up with this brilliant concept. The challenge was to a Black & white combo with a dash of blue and of course no DP..

I was thinking and thinking and thinking.. made a few rough LOs.. Didn't like them.. Finally I made this card.. I am reasonably pleased with it..

Have a look..

I am so sorry for this awful picture.. but I tried like everything but that whiteness came on the silhouette image.. it's black alright... :-)

I think I love this whole black CS base layout.. It looks so cool.. I don't know why I didn't try it out before.. Just scared I suppose...

Well the suuplies used for this card:
CS black=> Fabriano Elle Erre
The white card was cut to 2' and then run through the fiskars sunburst border punch
The silhouette image is one I picked up from the free digital images blog..
I layered it on a white card stock followed by a blue one both from Fabriano.
The butterfly was a RAK from Ash
The blue rhinestones Pie Lane ofcourse.

I am entering this card for the followin challenges
ICRC4=> Colour Splash
IDIC=> Hats
2 Sisters=> Silhouette
Crafty Emma=> CAS

That's all guys.. Have a great Thursday...


P.S: Found the blog for the digi image.. check it out...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Life is Beautiful-D2D Challenge

This is the freebie image from d2d for this week.. For the first time I am trying a black layout.. And I realized black CS looks so cool.. Most colours really look awesome on it.

Here is the image..

This image is so beautiful.. Reminds me of life and the gift of God.. We should live it to the fullest.. Here are a few closeups

The supplies:
CS => Fabriano Elle Erre
Digi Image=> Designed2delight
Sentiment=> taken from the free digital stamps blog
Rhinestones=> Pie Lane
Butterfly=> RAK from Ash
Fiskars sunburst punch
Other bling from stash

This card goes in for the designed2delight weekly progressive challenge.


Love you Dad.!

Before even beginning to post this.. I just want to thank my cousin who has very patiently been doing all the cutting for me.. I don't think I could have crafted without her and would have gone crazy doing nothing..

 Saw the shadow box card which Kavi posted and I was like I wanna try it too.. So I emailed her asking for help which she did.. Thanks so much dearie.. Here is my version of the shaker box card which I have made for dad...

Masculine cards are so difficult to make.. I could not decide on which embellishment to use.. Kept it simple... Some beads and that ribbon bow which took me twenty minutes.. Damn the hand... and I topped it up with a button..

Close ups...!!

The supplies used:

CS=> Fabriano Elle Erre
DP=> Studio Calico(grove)
Digi image was a freebie picked from the freedigital images blog
Sentiment 1=> From
Sentiment 2=>
Ribbon=> RAK from Ash
Button and Pearls from stash

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Bearly Mine => Anything goes
Claudia & Co.=> Fancy Folds
Craft Room Challenge=> Anything goes
Flourishes=> Father's day
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge=> Masculine
MPS=> Father's Day
TSB=> For Men Only
Top Tip Tuesday=> More than one fold
Bows 'n' Berries=> Masculine
Craft your passion=> Anything goes
Crazy Challenge=> Father's day
Lexi's Creations=> Father Day
Make it Monday=> Always anything goes
Come and get it challenges=>Father's Day
Creative Inspirations=> Father's day or for dad
CIP=> Dad or special male
Here come the boys=>Father's day/dad
Craft your days away=> Father's day
D2D=> Masculine cards without flowers
ECP=> For dad
Little Claire's=> Shaped cards
Fussy and Fancy=> for a Man

Thanks a ton for dropping by..


Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Unity Stamps and Ink Pak
Echo Park 6*6 pads=> summer days and splash..


Monday, 6 June 2011

Happy Birthday Jayshree...

This is a card I made for my darling SIL.. she is the cutest and the most adorable one ever...It's her birthday tomorrow so I made this card.. Well made it a long time back but embellishing it was left.. did it today...

well here it is...!!

Side view

Well as you can see.. It's an explosion box.. OMG.. This card was soo difficult to make.. I went mad taking measurements.. and more measurement and some more measurements.. Please try this at your own risk...

The layers.. Have not taken a close up of it as I have written some really cheesy one liners for her... :D

I have kept it really simple.. Just like she is...

The supplies:
Cardstock => Locally brought
DP=> Hobby Ideas and Echo park Springtime
I handcut the clouds and then distressed it using those cheap hobby idea stamp pads...
Embellishments Inside=> Pie Lane
The ribbon locally brought
The flowers and the butterfly die cuts are a RAK from Ash.

As this is for a special reason.. I am entering it for any challenge.. :-)

I hope she likes it...

As usual.. comments valued.

Happy Crafting


All things paper giveaway

Check the blog to win an awesome book to make some super duper flowers...

Leaving you with a few pictures.. You can check all the details here.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

My card make it to the Top 3

Yipppeee... The card I made for Karuna for the anniversary challenge at Anita's blog made it to the Top 3 of one of the challenges I posted it o.. I am sooo happy.. This is the first time a card of mine has ever made it to the top 3... You can see the card here.

Here is the badge I recieved from Creative Inspiration Paints

Hugs, Khush

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Look what came in the mail today

Well look who came calling to my door step today.. The mailman got me some candy.. You guys wanna have a look... This is a RAK from Ash

Well this awesome assortment was sent to me by dear Ash. Thank you so much girl.. I am itching to make use of them but damn the doctor....

But I'll use it once am given the go ahead.. I promise.. And thanks once again.. Your an angel


Will be out of action...

Hi guys,

Well seems like I'll be out of crafting action for a good 2-3 weeks.. Doc's orders.. But I shall drop in everyone's blog and comment....

I'll miss crafting though... :-)


Friday, 3 June 2011

Friendship- Nothing better than it...

Before I start my usual rambling.. Just wanted to thank my cousin who has very patiently sat and cut the image for me.. The shoulder seems to hurt more than usual so she's cut the image and re-sized the papers for me.. rest is all my work.. :D Including the painting.. it took me soo long to paint this image...

Anyways first take a look at the card and then we'd do some talking about it..

This is a tag in a box card.. I had found the tutorial somewhere and had the instructions written.. So in case anyone wants it.. shoot a mail.. will send it over to you...In reality the tag inside the box is supposed to be hinged through a brad.. but since I don't have any at the moment.. I stuck the tag you can see.. I have pulled it out.. I have left it blank to write whatever I have to...

Close up now...

 I had a lot of fun making this card.. I like trying different folds.. Somehow normal single folds don;t appeal to me...

Anyways here are the supplies used:
Cardstock => Fabriano Elle Erre
DP=> Studio Calico
Digi Image=>Anne Bodil
Sentiment=> Our very Own Erum from Vibgyor Crafts
Bling from Pie Lane (Ofcourse)
Fiskars sun burst punch
Ribbon locally brought

The card is made especially for my guru's, i.e. Anita's anniversary challenge wherein we had to make a card for a blogger friend.. My card is for Karuna a.k.a Crafting queen

I am also entering my card for the following challenges
Stamp Insanity => Anything goes
Paper Creations Ink = Ribbon or Lace
Stampavie and More => More than one fold
Claudia & Co => Fancy Folds
Top Tip Tuesday => Wrap it with ribbon
Crafty Card Makers=> Love the lasting kind ( Friends-you love them forever don't you?)
KB Cute Monday => Anything goes
Card Cupids=> ribbon and/or Lace
CIP=> Freinds
2 sisters=> Anything goes
Little Claire's=> Shaped cards
Sugar Creek Hollow=> Shaped Cards

Happy Crafting all...