Thursday 29 September 2011

Shalini's Birthday Blog Hop..!!

Hey crafters!.. Welcome to our BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP for Shalini! :D
First of all we would all like to wish her a very very Happy Birthday!.. We wish you LOADS and LOADS of craftiness ahead! :)
And CONGRATULATIONS on making it to the ICR DT! :)

Now for the rules:
We have organized the blog hop to celebrate our dear crafter Shalini's {} birthday. She has a unique style of crafting with amazing intricate detailed work on her projects.

So, all you have to do is HOP ALONG! :D

Here's the Blog Hop Order:
Khushboo=> You are here
Ujjwal and

Leave a comment on each blog and hop on to wish our dear Shalini { } for a chance to win FAB prizes { sorry, details not enclosed! *wink* } "
Sorry Sorry .. I am a bit late in posting..Not in Kolkata, hence the delay.. But now without any further ado, let me show you the card especially made for Shalini...

i don't know if you guys know but PINK is one of Shalini's favorite colors and more recently she re-did something in PINK.. *wink *...

I made a circle flip up book for her.. My second attempt... Let me just get on with the card and then ramble...

This is the first panel of the card... Fabriano Elle Erre.. A note card, Some vlouds, Itsy Bitsy flower and lots of PPs....

This is the second panel and a view of my fingers of course....Same card stock.. Lots of PPs... Some stickers, tags and a lot of my hand writing...

The third and fourth panel follow the same pattern....
Right... This card so far has been my most favorite because for many reasons... One it is PINK... Two, it is for Shalini.. Three.. I think I went overboard with everything... :-)

Now for some serious things..
Shalini, the first time I met you, you left an impression and the friendship since on has been totally memorable... you've been there and supported the trashiest work I have given with some good advice... Wishing all the very best in life always... And have a great Birthday..

Now people.. make sure you start from the beginning and follow the hop to win some cool prizes... One lucky commentor would be sent a RAK from my end just to celebrate this happy occasion... for it is a very happy day.. Birthday after have till 5th of Oct to play along although... the faster u wish her the better....

next along the hop is Tejal...

Happy birthday once again Shalini.. Love you loads and Hope this surprise works for you...

Lots of love,

Saturday 24 September 2011

Flip Flops for you...!!

Hey guys,

Back with another card.. Mood since yesterday has been refreshingly vibrant.. I feel so blessed to have a niece to now play with that working is kind of taking a back seat but like they say, the show must go on and I need to craft to stop thinking of her else I feel like flying away to Delhi....

It's a big splash... I guess the baby has triggered the PINK phase on again... LOL....And this is like a proper girly girly card....

This is the flat profile of the card... the pink stands out so starkly against the black.. Whoosh...!!

And a view of the card standing.. I never used tot ake pictures with the card standing and since checking Ujjwal's blog I realized.. some cards look better standing....

Well I love the PINK... How good teh card is, I let you people decide....

Use a light pink Fabriano Elle Erre cardstock and layered it with a darker shade of pink from the same brand... the layered cardstock is actually a cardstock on which my stamping went bad.. so just turned it around and re-used it...The digi image is a freebie from designed2delight.. This was a freebie but I had not been able to participate for the monthly challenges as I was out of town...Layered the image on a Hobby Ideas PP scrap lying with me... The cornflowers and quilled flowers are handmade by me, and the button flowers were a Candy RAK from Holley...The blinged center of the flip flops has rhinestone from my stash surrounded by glitter balls from Pie Lane... The button on the corn flower is also from Pie Lane.. The ribbon is from my stash... The red gemstones besides the sentiment again from my stash and the sentiment stamp is borrowed from a friend and inked using unity's Noir from Ujjwal's store.. :-) and those leaves are fern punch from Punch Bunch....Did faux stitching one the dark pink panel using my gel pen...

Entering this card for the following challenges:-
Anything goes challenge=> Anything goes
Bearly Mine=> Button it up.. Use one more more buttons.
Creative Craft Challenge=> Button and bling
Die Cut dreams challenge blog=> flowers(Use atleast 5 flowers)
Kaboodle Doodles=> Lots of layers
Addicted to stamps=> Stitching
IDIC=> Beach
Craft your days away=> Pink brown and blue
Di's digi designs=> Make your own flowers
Ellephantastic=> here come the girls
My Sheri Crafts=> Sew Simple

That's it folks....Please keep your comment coming... Encourages me no end.... Leaving you guys a pic of my angel....

Friday 23 September 2011

Good News...!!

Okay guys,

Today I am over the moon.. I have become an aunt.. my brother has been blessed with a baby girl... This definitely calls for a celebration so keep a look out on the blog... Some offering on the way soon....


Thursday 22 September 2011

Happy Diwali...


I know I am a tad bit early in posting this Diwali card but I have a bunch of these to do so better start early.. For the international ladies.. Diwali is one of the many festivals we celebrate in India..

I tried Masking once again.. It's so cool.. Once you learn a new technique you feel like using it over and over again... Looking for different ways in how you could incorporate it in your project... It's like a bug with me.. I have to keep working on it till I feel I have improved one level.. Ohhh and Ujjwal.. I did get the stamping bug... :D....

Well I won't talk much... I'll show you the card straight...!!

A close up of my  diyas... :D

Simple and straightforward... Not much jazz into it...

I have used a cardstock which I got locally.. The stamp set is Woodware USA Indian Dreams which I had won for the ICR challenge.. Inked it up using Unity's Noir ink pad which I got from Ujjwal.. Jazzed up the diyas using glitter balls from Pie Lane...The sentiment stamp is borrowed from a friend.. Inked it with regular faber castell ink... And hose cutie heart stickers are also from Pie Lane...

Entering this card for the following challenges:-)
FBC=> Keep it simple
Little Red Wagon=> repeat a stamped image
Truly Scrumptious=> Clean and simple
Cards and more=> red, Brown and cream
Less IS more=> CAS with anything goes
Wee memories=> No patterned papers
Alphabet challenge=> Q is for quick
Totally papercrafts=> Clean and simple

That's it.... Please leave your valuable comments.. They are very important to me... Have a great day and happy crafting...


Tuesday 20 September 2011

Return of the goody bag...

Hey friends,
Am back with another kicky post.. Made a cute little goody bag for giving away sweets for my nephew's birthday party next week.. They are pretty fast to make and you can make these using one A4 sheet... And looks adorable..

Take a look at the pic...

Does it look cute to you guys as it looks to me... A close up of the image

For those interested, the tutorial can be viewed here.. Although I have had the measurements for ages, after seeing it on the blog, I got to motivated to make one..

I have a used an A4 yellow Fabriano Elle Erre sheet and cut it to measurement to make the bag.. the handle is made through running one end of the left over scrap through an Ek Success border punch.. The digi image the freebie from the designed2delight progressive challenge and the sentiment is from Fiskars inked using Unity Noir... The spellbinders labels have been traced and hand cut and the PP was a Birthday RAK from Piali.. Those fllower stickers are from Itsy Bitsy..

Nice and easy... with minimal wastage... That's the best thing about this project....

I am entering this project for the following challenges:-
Designed2delight progressive challenge
Creative Stamp Friends=> Anything BUT a card
OLLCB=> Punches and Dies
Stamp with fun=> Anything goes
Stamps & fun=creativity=> Shapes and/or die cuts
Corrosive Challenges=> Punches and/or dies
Lollipop Crafts=> Anything but a card
The squirrel & the fox=> Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs=> Anything goes 
Totally Gorjuss=> Nothing square about me

That's it for now.. Am off to eat... Happy Crafting all of Y'all..


Ujjwal's giveaway....!!

My very favourite stamper and our very own "Ippity Chick" ujjwal is having a fab giveaway... If you see the contents of it you'll probably be swooning.. I was too... It's just awesome....I was about to crash the car while I read the email on the Blackberry... :-|

The things she is giving away are:

  • September/October Issue of Paper Crafts Magazine
  • 25 6"X6" Sheets of Pattern Papers(Echo Park, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico, etc)
  • 1 Unity Itty Bitty Stamp
  • 2 Packs of Pie Lane Glitter strips
  • 2 Packs of Pie Lane Rainbow Lustre Crystals
  • 4 Packs of Glitter balls
  • 20 Pieces of Maya Road Chipboard Numbers Jumbo
  • 25 Buttons (mix pack of Pie Lane, American Crafts, etc)
  • 2 pack of 10 Mulberry flowers
  • 1 Yard each of 5 ribbons, a total of 5 yards (Maya Road, May Arts)
  • 2 Custom hand-made cards of your choice
Is that cool or what... So go to her blog and place an order for ti is for customers ONLY.. So go right ahead and place an order with her.. and if you went to her for purchase after reading my blog then kindly drop in my name.. I would appreciate it...

Feast your eyes on the pic...

Right... Make sure you have someone to hold you while you do the swooning.. LOL... Happy Shopping guys... Oops.. here is the lnk to Ujjwal's blog..

Happy Shopping and crafting...


Sunday 18 September 2011

First Masking Card...!!

OMG.. This was like unbelievably fun... I tried a new technique and I loved it.. It was truly something out of my comfort zone for as everyone here is aware am so much more comfortable using digi images than trying to stamp them...  I was cribbing to Tejal that am bored of the work I am doing and I wanted to try something new.. So it was her brilliant idea that I should try a one layer card and try masking.. So thanks Tejal, a big round of applause for her.. Another round of thanks to the manufacturers of Blackberry without whom this could not have been possible as she kept passing me instructions through the BBM and I went clicking pics and sending her pics to make sure that what I was doing was OK.. Another round of applause to my Blackberry service provider which is Bharti Airtel.. They ROCK..!! LOL Now that all the accolades are over, I'll get back to my card and Tejal.. Thanks once again..

This is my first true CAS card to be honest.. for in essence CAS cards should be minimally LOUD, if you know what I mean...!! And this is it... !!! Take a look at the card...!!

:D... I love these rose stamps.... I'll give you a close up of the roses...

Here it is folks.. First CAS Card.... Phew..!! Honestly... The simpler the cards are, the more difficult it is to make them.. Choosing the right color combo, the stamp, the placement.. When you have a multi layer card.. it's more like going with the flow and placing things here and there till all of the elements kind of coherently organize amongst themselves..But these simple cards and really fast to make and I kind of like to pace my work...!!

It's a white fabriano elle erre card stock measuring 5.5*4.25 and have rounded it's corners... The stamp image and sentiment is from a MICIA stamp set which I got from Karuna's store.. The sentiment is inked used french Lilac from Unity bought from Ujjwal and the image is inked using Noir from Untiy too...Have used Pie Lane glitter balls for my flower centers....

I am entering this card for the following challenges=>
Di's Digi Designs=> Anything goes
Less is More=>Anything CAS goes
Marks Finest Papers=> One layer cards
Secret Crafter=> One Layer cards
Sweet Stampin'=> Flowers
Wee Memories=> No Patterned papers
Alphabet Challenge Blog=> Q is for quick
Crafty Ann's=> Something outside your comfort zone
Totally Paper crafts=> Clean and simple
OLW#64=> Colour it
Everybody-Art Challenge=> Flowers

That's it for now.. Will go and try some more of masking.. Please leave your valuable comments... And have a great Sunday all of y'all... Happy Crafting...


Friday 16 September 2011

Happy Birthday Babe!!!

Hey peeps,

Back again... This card has been in my box for d last 1 week since I saw the sketch wanted to have a go at it...This card is based on the sunday sketch and stamp # 72 ... It's an awesome sketch... Take a look at the sketch...!!

and here is my card...

Yes, yes I know I have used this image in a card before but hell, it is such a cutie that I can use it over and over again.... and this card is extremely special for it's for a very special friend... Not from blogger.. but someone who I admire greatly.. Her birthday is just coming up so thought of making something for her... The colour combination is very unusual for me.. Like I mentioned in my last post, there is something wrong with me for am getting fascinated by oranges and greens... God knows what would come next.. Maybe purple as Tejal suggested.. *wink*

Take a look at the close up of an image

As you all can see.. I forgot to color the stem of the flower.... and *embarrassed* I have posted i that way... Damn!!.. had thought of coloring the stem once the glue and gloss dried but ti slipped my mind completely.. She'll probably think am berserk.. Oh hell she thinks so anyways...

Supplies for this card:-
Beige card stock locally bought... The green card stock for the layering again is locally bought.. The Scallop border is an ek success punch which I punched on some pearl finished paper I had picked up from a local store in Gurgaon... The yellow flower center has been done up with glitter balls from Pie Lane (of course)... the small flower centers have been done with a pink gem and a flat pearl respectively from my stash.. The black gems are also from my stash....The digi image was a freebie from Di's digital downloads.. the sentiment is a stamp borrowed from a friend... Ohhh and the PP is from Studio Calico which I had bought from Ujjwal..

I am entering the card for the following challenges:-
Sunday Sketch and Stamp # 72
Crafty Ribbons=> Anything goes
Cute card thursday=>Anything goes
Createlicious challenges=> Anything goes
Shelly's Images=> Anything goes
Southersn Girls challenges=> Lots of layers/ or birthday ( I have both )
Crafting for all seasons=> Birthday
Kelley's Kids=> For someone special
Papercraft Star=> Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday=> Birthday
Stamps & Fun=Creativity=> Animals
The Crazy Challenge=> Birthday
Pile it on=> Layer it
Di's Digi designs=> Anything goes
Send a Smile 4 kids=> Birthday fun
Cardmafairy's Digi Days=> Lots of Layers
MMCS=> Birthday

That's it guys.. See you soon... your comments are highly valuable.. Please do drop by...


Thursday 15 September 2011

My first fall card

Am back... Am back on a roll of making cards.. It's therapeutic for me.. I have been having some awful days... Plus an impending trip to Delhi.. Am soo excited....

Today I made a fall card using the current designed2delight image freebie.. The fall colours look pretty awesome.. I wonder I never tried such colours before... Anyways I ramble way too much so just take a look at the card.. It's a criss cross card.. For those of you who follow my blog know that I love special folds and criss cross is one of my favorites as you can make them quickly with very less wastage....

The card

The criss cross

The insert

That's it.. Simple and easy.. I love all the orange.. I am having unusual taste for cardstock colours.. oranges, green.. I think I am coming down with something...

I used a beige base cardstock which was bought locally, the orange cardstock is also bought locally. The PP was a birthday RAK from Ash.. The digi is a freebie from designed2delight progressive challenge. The insides have some petaloo flowers stuck together using brads bought from Karuna's store and some Pie Lane Swirls. The border punch is Ek success and have used some bling from my stash.. If you look closely at the image, the centers of the sunflowers have been done using Pie Lane glitter balls. Teh image is colored using ym Staedler water color pencils and the die cuts have been traced and hand cut...

I am entering this card for the following challenges:-
Designed2delight progressive challenge
Digistamps4Joy=> fall colours
Fab 'n' Funky=> Bingo ( I have used embellishment-pie lane swirls and glitter balls, flowers and digi image)
Papercraft star=> Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious=> Do the insides of the card
Digital Tuesday=> Celebrate the season ( Fall)
Everybody Art Challenge=> Flowers
Going Grey with scrap creations=> Unique folds
TLT Challenge#37=> Flowers
TSB=>4 colors-green,yellow,brown,orange; 3 embellishment-glitter balls, petaloo flowers, swirl stickers, 2 papers and 1 Image)
Craft Your Passion=> use the F word-> Fall and flowers
HLSC=> Anything about Autumn
Lexi's Creations=> Fall/Autumn
My Craft Spot=> happy Harvest
Squigglefly=> red and/or orange
Critter challenge=> Photo Inspiration

Lollipop Crafts=> use eyelets or brads
Paper Sundaes=> Finishing Touches
Pile it on=> Layer it
Allsorts=> Flowers and Swirls

That's it folks.. May post another one later.. Not sure.. Back to work for me at the moment.. Your comments are highly important... Please do leave some.. Till the next time.. Happy Crafting...


Wednesday 14 September 2011


Yayyy... back to back posts... Am just clearing a lot of backlog... LOL... Made this quicky bookmark for a friend.. She is taking some of my books so made one bookmark to remind her that she needs to return them back to me....

Take a look...

This image was again a CDAC freebie....

Crad stock=> purple from fabriano elle erre
Digi image=> CDAC progressive challenge freebie
eyelet=> making memories bought from Karuna's store
ribbon from my stash.

Entering this for the following challenges:-
CDAC progressive challenge

Thanks for dropping by.. off to pack the books to be sent to my friend.. see you guys soon....



Heylo everyone,

I am back with a nerdy card this time.. It's a CDAC progressive challenge freebie.. The moment I saw this image, I was reminded of a school juni of mine.. She wore specs like the one the girl in the image is wearing... So this is dedicated to her....

Well have a look at the card first....

Isn't she totally dorky.... LOL....

Take a closer look at her specs.. I have blinged it up to give her a more chic look... :D

LOL.. A real Ner if you ask me...

I have a used a green fabriano Elle Erre cardstock... The PP was a birthday RAK from Piali.. The image is a freebie for the CDAC progressive challenge... Ek success border punch and on it is rhinestones from my stash.. you gotta look closely... The specs have been done with glitter balls from Pie Lane.. Coloured the image using steadler water colour pencils...

I am entering this card for the following challenges:-
CDAC=> progressive challenge
Clear it out=> Back to school
Cupcake Craft=> Back to school...
Heart song Inspirations=> Glitter and/or chipboard
Card Cupids=> back to school
Pile it on=> Layer it
Designed2delight=> Back to school
Di's Digi Designs=> Anything goes

That's it folks.. Will be posting another one real soon...

Till then have fun and happy crafting..


Tuesday 13 September 2011

A dedication!

Hey friends,

Am back.. I have been having fairly non productive days wherein all I feel like doing is... well NOTHING.. And I really have done nothing... I begin working on a project and mid-way through I get bored and dump it into my box of incomplete projects and the pile has been growing...!!

This card is a special dedication to some very special people.. I keep taking names.. This time I won't takes for anyone except Sri's for the rest already know who they are.. Love you guys.. .. This one's especially for her and Pie Lane... The association with Pie Lane has been fantastic.. Sri has not only been a friend but also a super mentor and her opinion is highly valued...

This is a quickie card by most standards but took me ages to complete as I was not getting the desired results.. The result is simple and the after effects is a room full of scraps and bits of paper.. Never knew easier cards are the most difficult o make...

Hope you like it Sri.. Having you as a friend is truly rocking... :-).. I shall not do any form of PDA as I know you detest it.. *wink*

Take a look at the card....!!

What say guys.... Fairly simple right.. I used a black Fabriano Elle Erre cardstock.. Layered with a pink cardstock which was a RAK from Shruti... The silhouette sticker is from Pie Lane as well as those cutie heart rhinestones.. the stamped sentiment is borrowed from a friend and inked with Unity Moulin Rouge which I bought from Ujjwal... Used the Martha Stewart deco shells around the page punch...

This goes for the following challenges=>
Crafty Boots=> Anything goes
MIM=> Always anything goes
Stamps R Us=> friendship
Crafting when we can=> Anything goes
IDIC=> Anything goes
OSAAT=> Anything goes
Catch the bug=> Punches or dies

Thanks for dropping by people... Your comments are highly valuable... Till next time HAPPY CRAFTING...


Friday 9 September 2011

CAS Take 2

Hey friends,
Am back with a quickie post.. Gotta rush to a party but could not resist posting this.. I made another CAS using the same sketch as I used previously.. You can check that card here. I think am liking the whole idea of a CAS card.. Previously I used to fret as to how to embellish my card.... CAS helps me ( I don't need to think at all.. LOL)..

 Anyways, take a look at the card

A close up of the image...

A flashback of the sketch...

I like the fact that this one took me less time ( if you ignore the coloring time)

The cardstock used is Fabriano Elle Erre, the orange ribbon is from my stash, the spellbinders label has been traced and handcut on a white cardstock again from Fabriano Elle Erre. The image and the sentiment is from MICIA stamps which I got from Karuna's store.. They are super cute and inked it using Unity's Noir bought from Ujjwal...I have put googlye yes on one of the chicks.. Take a closer look.. and colored the image using the Staedler water color pencils...

That's all for now folks.. I better dash and get ready before mum throws a fit.. Your comments are very valuable to me.. Till the next post which would be fairly soon... Happy Crafting...


Thursday 8 September 2011

Finally back with a D2D image!

Hey all you gorgeous people out there.. How is everyone doing today.. I have been having super hectic days.. Gosh.. So much to do not much time Phew..!!

I was missing the last couple of month's D2D progressive challenge.. First i was out of town and then I managed to hurt my foot..!! Finally am back in the groove to participate...

Here is my card...

A close up of the image..

This is such a cutie image.. I coloured it orange to make an orange tabby cat.... did some faux stitching around the scallop circle which has been traced and then hand cut... The cardstock is fabriano elle erre which I layered with a purple cardstock which I got from a local shop and above it an itsy bitsy patterned paper.. The purple strips remained behind after I cut the purple cardstock to size.. I was supposed to tie purple ribbons but I made this mistake while talking to SHORTY... and ended up sticking these strips instead.. The sentiment stamp I had won in a giveaway and have inked it using Unity Moulin Rouge which I bought from Ujjwal..The buttons and rhine stones are from Pie Lane...

The card is based on the Tuesday Morning Sketches #110

 I turned the sketch around for my convenience...

I am entering the card for the following challenges:
The D2D progressive challenges=> Image challenge
Tuesday morning sketches=> the sketch
DDSB=> Circles
MIM=> Anything goes

That's all folks...

Whoops forgot to mention.. I made it to the top 3 in the Moving along with times handmade flowers challenge for my recycled bag.. You can see the recycled bag here and the MAWTT blog here.

Thanks for dropping by.. Your comments awaited....


Monday 5 September 2011

CAS Card

Hey peeps,
Am back.. This time with a CAS card.. This is my very first attempt at anything CAS so please be kind to me but do point out where I can improve....

A few days back I had asked Tejal to help me with the whole concept of CAS because it seems very alien to me and she was very kind to send em some links.. Since then it has been there on my mind but I was just not getting around to doing it...

Today was a like a Eureka moment that enough is enough.. I AM GOING TO DO IT NOW.. So I went to the clean and simple blog and picked up their current sketch... Take a look at it...

And here is my take on the sketch....

I did an arrangement of quilled flowers in different colours...

A close up of my quilled flowers ( Seems like ages since I did so much of quilling.. LOL)

The Pink cardstock has been locally bought.. I traced the die cut and hand cut it.. It's not come out very neat this time thanks to the silly scissors..( I need new ones)...I layered the scalloped circle witha  circle ad palced all the quilled flowers on it.. Have used flat pearls as centres for some of the flowers.. The black ribbon was a RAK from Ash and the sentiment is from the Fiskars birds set which I got from Karuna's store and inked it using Unity Noir bought from Ujjwal.

I am entering this card for the following challenges::

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Clean & Simple !56=> Sketch
Catch The bug=> Anything goes
Craft your days away=> Make your own flowers
Show and Tell=> Anything goes
By the cute and girly=> All things bright and beautiful
Meljens Design=> No patterned papers
MAWTT=> Handmade flowers
Paper Play=> Make your own flowers
Kelly's Kids=> Hot Summer/Bright colours
Paper Shelter=> Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious=> Mostly Pink
Stars and stamps midweek throwdown=> Anything but glitter

That's all for now.. I hope you guys like it.. Waiting for your comments which are very valuable to be.. Happy Crafting...


Saturday 3 September 2011


Hey peeps,
Yesterday was our rakhi.. Don't ask me why we celebrate it later than the rest of the people for I have no clue but it was a good haul this year.. More cash for craft shopping.. LOL..

Anyways This is my first project as a GD for any blog and it feels good.. ALTHOUGH.. it gave me jitters and goosebumps and worse was.. I could ask NO ONE for help as to how it looked.. I think I realized that being a DT member is not easy and deadlines mess up your mind for when you really need a Eureka moment, it sadly never happens.... It definitely was a good experience...

Now going onto the challenge, this time around at CraftyJC, we are doing our bit in saving Mother Earth so we'd like to see recycling in your projects.. it could be ANYTHING and not necessarily restricted to paper.. so get cracking and open your minds... Please make sure you leave a before and after picture so that everyone can know what it is that you have exactly recycled...

Here is my project, I made a bag out of old newspapers and embellished it with quilled flowers.. one made from recycled reader's digest cover and some flowers made of quilling strips...


 Well as you can see, I've used old newspapers and my readers digest magazine covers ONLY.. I could never cut up my reader's digest....


Voila.. Here it is.. I coloured the bag with red acrylic colours.. Those black die cuts are done out of old perfume box gift set whose scraps I threw away.. Did some faux stitching.. The digital sentiment is from some place I picked up on the internet ( blast my horrible memory, I need to organize my digital folders better)...The center quilled cornflowers are the ones I made from the reader's Digest cover, the side flowers are made of white quilling strips.. the cornflowers have a bee-hive shaped quilled piece for center.. I have blinged it up using Pie Lane glitter balls and butterflies..

The BACK...


The bag is made out of sticking 5 sheets of newspaper together to give it some sturdiness.. I also added pieces of packing cardboard to give the base and top lapels some sturdiness...

You wanna see a side view.. Oh well if YOU INSIST..*wink*

Well I loved this challenge.. It made me try something which I had never done before and it was VERY challenging for me.. It took me ages to work out what I really wanted to make and kept trying and trying until all the elements fell in place... Recycling is a good way of using a lot of scraps to give a unique dimension to your project..

Hoping to see y'all at CraftyJC with recycling..

I am entering this project for the following challenges:
Wags 'n' Whiskers=> anything but a card
Totally paper crafts=> not a card
MAWTT=> Handmade flowers
paper play=> make your own flowers
Bearly Mine=> flowers flowers flowers
Die cut dreams=> make a gift box or bag

I also wanted to thank Dr.Sonia.. She gave me an award which makes me feel super.. She gave me the appreciated follower award... Well Doc.. It's a pleasure to be your follower for I get to learn so much from you.. Thank you for inspiring me always with your work...

Gosh it is difficult for me to give it to any one person.. So this is for all the people who drop by my blog regularly and comment.. you know who you are so right ahead and pick this award.. This is me saying thank you for always always being there and encouraging me to work harder...

That's all for now folks... Am off to plan my niece's birthday party which is tomo...Your comments are highly appreciated...Till the next time.. Happy crafting...


P.S: I've gotten a lot of requests for the corn flower.. I will DEFINITELY try to put up the tutorial next week.. Life is very hectic at the moment to say the least...