Saturday 15 December 2012

Bhagwat Invites


I know I have been MIA for over a month now.. I have been breaking my back over an order and took a tumble the next I finished it.. yea I know.. I am clumsy and falling is apparently my birthright.. But.. Good news.. No plaster... Woo Hoo...!!

So I had a 250 invite order for the Shrimadbhagwat katha happening at a relative's place... What is this katha (sermon) all about.. It basically talks about all the avatar's of Vishnu (the creator in Hindu Mythology) and is a huge celebration.. It's like a mini Indian wedding.. A lot of prep goes into doing it...

Now the relatives wanted something different from the usual printed stuff and what better way to go different than going handmade... So I made a deconstructed 6-fold card... I have changed a few elements of it... :D

SO here goes...!!

   The card lying flat

                                                                           The card standing

                                                                             Inside view-1

Inside view 2

I had a lot of fun making these because this was the first time I was making traditional... Every element on this card symbolises Vishnu... :-)...

All card stock=> Locally purchased
Photograph printed
Woodware USA Indian Dreams stamp set for the peacock feather 
Adhseive bling used in Indian wedding invites procured locally
Floral Ovals Die from Jovi's store...
Embossing folders from Cuttlebug courtesy Tejal..

Thanks for dropping by... Have a fantastic weekend... Comments appreciated...


Saturday 10 November 2012

Tejal's boredom makes me do a blog post

Hi All,

Here with a non-crafty post which is going to be filled with (hopefully) whacky answers...So Tee darling is bored and decided to do a tag game.. I love tags, such a fun way to get to know your other blogger pals... :D

So here are goes my list of whackato answers...

1)Where is your cellphone? Right in front of me.. I never let it go out of sight (wherever I go, my phone follows)

2)Your hair?.All smooth and nice after the fantastic hair spa and hair cut (Diwali, come every month so that I can pamper myself like this each month.)

3)Your Mother?.Simple

4) Your Father?.My hero

5)Your favourite food? Why have a favorite when there is so much you can hog on.. Please do not limit my appetite

6)Your dream last night?. Mixed bag of my niece, some cartoons and a runaway convict

7)Your favourite drink?.Fresh lime/sprite

8)Your dream/goal?Make a success out of my chosen career..

9)What room are you in?.My bedroom

10)Your hobby?.Reading

11) Your fear? Losing my love

12)Where do you want to be in 6 years?.Hopefully married with one baby... hahaha...

13)Where were you last night? Home

14)Something that you aren't? Patient

15)Muffins? Chocolate (that's the only flavor I know of... And I would need that flavor for EVERYTHING *wink*

16)Wish list item? Why such restrictive questions.. I have such a huge list...

17)Where did you grow up? Kolkata

18)Last thing you did?.Cut lacey circles

19)What are you wearing?.Last night's night suit.. Needless to say I did not take a bath today...

20)Your TV? Is on.. Someone's watching something on it...

21)Your pets?.None... SIL scared of animals

22)Friends? Absolutely AWESOME

23)Your life?.A roller coaster

24)Your mood?..Cheesy.. I wanna do romantic talks

25)Missing someone? YES

26)Vehicle? Ford Fiesta

27)Something you're not wearing? Watch

28)Your favorite store? I love shopping craft,clotehs,shoes,bags,make-up,stationary and does not have to be in that order

29)Your favorite color? Black and Fuschia

30)When was the last time you laughed?. Still Am.. My niece leaves me in hysterics every 2 mins

31)Last time you cried?.2 days back

32)Your best friend? My love and my Gossip Girls ( love you guys)

33)One place that I go to over and over?Dressing room.. need the mirror to check my hair

34)Facebook?.Can't live without it.. Ama ddicted to the games on facebook

35)Favourite place to eat?.Roadside food (my love for pani puris)

My answers were not silly but ekdam true from the heart.. So c'mon.. Go right ahead and start tagging

I Tag Piyu

Lotsa Love,

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Butterflies Galore

Good Morning Y'all,

How is everyone doing.. there is a nip in the air and the weather has cooled down dramatically and am loving it... Have been in a house cleaning frenzy but do manage to squeeze in time for my crafting...

Just a quick card I made following the CTS sketch#2 but could not make it within the deadline but I promised myself to give a go to their sketches and here I am...

Here is the Sketch

here is my card based on it...

I love the bright colors of the card, although the blue is a bit too over powerful... Nonetheless, like it...!!Love the butterflies popped on dimensional tape!

CS=> Fabriano elle erre
Washi tapes
HA antique engravings and everyday sentiments stamp set
Unity Noir ink
Staedler water color pencils
Fevicryl glitter glue
White marker for faux stitching...

Entering it for Itsy Bitsy-Make it dimensional challenge

Thanks for dropping by...


Sunday 28 October 2012

Love Birds

Happy Sunday guys,

We are almost approaching Diwali and I am just so busy with orders, house cleaning, personal gifts, cards and top of that preparations for my nephews wedding... Did it feel like I was ranting.. I suppose I was but am sleep deprived and not keeping completely well so I guess a rant once in awhile is ok..

Just sharing a quick card using the CAS(E) this sketch#3...

Here is the challenge sketch...

here is my take on the sketch..

 card lying flat

Fairly easy card of 5'x7' dimension... Following the sketch, I based my scene inside the scallop circle which is traced and hand cut.Popped the birds after stamping and fussy cutting on some dimensional adhesive.. Used glue and gloss (Indian version of glossy accents) on the heart to make it pop...I used my black BIC markers to give a faux mat effect ( Thanks Tee for this)

Supplies used:-
Cardstock=> fabriano Elle Erre
Stamp set=> recollections love birds
Inks=> Unity noir and lily green, memento lady bug and grape jelly
BIC markers for coloring
Glue and gloss

Entering this for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge #3...

Have a wonderful day and a great week...


Tuesday 23 October 2012

Quad easel card

Hi Guys,

If you are coming for Tejal's blog hop, kindly click here to go to the post.

I made a Quad Easel for Tejal's birthday... Just sharing detailed shots of the card.. Am frickin' impatient and could not wait any longer to share the pics...

Making cards for special friends is very difficult... For anything you make doesn't feel good enough and making a card for Tejal was scary.. Not because she wouldn't like it but she is such a perfectionist and I am far from perfect.. I should say me and perfection have no bonding at all.. :P

So I decided to go with what I do best... Bright colors and special fold cards... I had been meaning to try the quad easel card for ages... Looks complicated but is so easy to assemble...It looks like a table decoration and can be manipulated to be just about anything...a card.. a frame.. center piece... Numerous options...

Well, enough of rambling... Will just go and show you the detailed shots of the card...

closed view

panel 1

panel 2

panel 3

panel 4

open view

here it is... Just a  reminder.. to be eligible for the prize for the blog hop, Kindly comment on the blog hop post and not this one...

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> Yellow fabriano and Brustro for stamping
PPs=>Echo Park, Bo Bunny and paper Mania
Stamps=> Fiskars make a wish,Penny Black Party time and digi image
Embellishments=>bling from stash, jeff star and daisy punch, pearls from stashbuttons from stash, Pie Lane butterflies and Adhesive flowers from Itsy Bitsy
Unity Noir Ink
Vintage photo Distress Ink

Entering this card for the following challenges:-
Crafters Corner=>celebrate with flowers
Itsy Bitsy=> Make it Dimensional
Lollipop Crafts=> Happy Birthday
MIM=> Always Anything goes
CIP=> Anything goes
The crafty Pad=> use an Animal
Emergency crafters=> recipe challenge (gems, flowers and sentiment)

I hope you like the card Tejal... Your comments are very important and thank you everyone who have joined the blog hop so far and making Tejal's birthday memorable...


Monday 22 October 2012

Happy Birthday Tee-a blog hop

Hi guys,

Welcome to Tejal's blog hop..Our butterfly girl is a special lady and what better way to celebrate a birthday with other than a blog hop....So hop along... You have 16 stops to make before heading to Tejal's blog to wish her.. And a blog hop also means prizes and surprises... So one random lucky commenter would get a Echo Park mini theme collection.... So what are you guys waiting for.. Hop along and join in the fun to wish Tejal a very happy birthday..The last day to complete the hop is 30th October.. the winners would be announced on the 5th of Nov...

Here is a list of the participating people so in case you get lost along the way you know where to go...
11) Dr.Sonia
16)Khushboo (you're here)
17) Tejal

What do you make for a friend who has always encouraged you to go ahead and try something different... Challenge yourself in conquering your fear of a thing... and putting your heart and soul into it... I made a quad-easel card... Had never tried it and it was amazing fun to make...

I had to live up to up to my Govinda name ( Thanks tee for this) and made a bright yellow card for her and I hope she loves it ( for me and Deetya love it)

Tee.. That 1 o clock conversation changed your and my life completely.. Your friendship means the world to me.. If only I could express and put it into words.. You are my go to person.. My advisor, friend, gossip friend... everything put into one...Today I wish the best things in life for you always ( you have gotten some of the best things namely, H and me.. hehe)...Have a wonderful wonderful day and an amazing year ahead... Full of fun, laughter and frolic....The rest will come via snail mail... :D

Birthday wish from Deetya=? jjkdhhvcuihn;mxzcpojdgioiob

I hope you understood... You guys have the best conversations on BBM than me...

Lots and lots of love,
Khush & Gola

Tuesday 16 October 2012

perfect Blend

Happy Navratris people,

For all my friends who don't know about Navratri.. It's a 9 day festival in India. Lots of food, fun and frolic for the next 9 days and am super excited for them.

I made a quickie CAS card in 6 minutes flat using the first challenge at CAS(E) the sketch.. I have taken a vow to give my hand in trying out all their sketches... :D

This is the challenge sketch and following is my take on the sketch

I finished this card really fast.. Lined up the coffee cups in one line and popped a colored one up.. Simple....

White fabriano card stock
Fiskars Latte love stamp set
Unity Noir and Memento Lilac posies
Faux stitchign using signo pen
Popped up a colored cup stamped on Brustro and colored using BIC markers

Entering it for the first sketch challenge at CAS(E) the sketch

Thanks for dropping by...


Friday 12 October 2012

love you-multi flap mini

Hey guys,

How is everyone doing.. I am neck in work while my health continues to trouble me. The blood pressure refuses to rise.. I guess high time I picked on a fight.. :P..Haha.. jokes apart it has been really difficult to craft.. I feel sleepy all the time thanks to my low BP..

Anyways sharing with a multi flap mini I made for my bestie... He has been married 3 years and wanted to gift something special to his wife whom he had dated for 12 years before tying the knot. The gift is they 15th anniversary gift (12+3)... :D... They have shared I guess a zillion cards from Archies ( they were the favored customers of our local archies store) and have quite a huge collection of the cards.. So his only request was, the poems from all their numerous cards be incorporated into his mini ( his favorite verses from the cards have been handwritten by me).. I always did write for him in the cards and I guess we continue with the trend.. LOL...

So I made this multi flap mini.. it's a 6x6 mini and it was a huge challenge for I am at a complete loss as to what to put in them.. Moreover since I would be putting in no pics ( that's another album in the making with their journey pics).. So it was digis and lots of mush...

I won't really ramble much.. Just share pictures.. It's a multi-fold mini but I cannot show you the folds through pictures.. I do have a video but have no clue how to edit it.. Still learning.. Once I get hold of how to edit would add it to the end of the post or maybe another post...

So here goes...!!

 cover page

turn the cover and this is how it opens up

this is how the page looks once you turn the page with the deco shells punch

another flap

centre panel unflapped

last fold


all the flaps-unflapped

the end

This was one of the most tedious projects I have ever undertaken.. Took me ages to complete but was worth every minute spent on it.. The smile on the couple's face was unbelievable. I could not have been happier.

Supplies used:-
cardstock=> Locally purchased, Itsy Bitsy
PPs=> DCWV, Hobby Ideas and a scrapbooking kit purchased in Phuket
Digis=> Sarah Kay, The paper shelter, and taken off from the net
Coloring medium=> Staedler water color pencils
Die cuts traced and hand cut
Deco shells around the page punch, Ek success butterfly chain punch
Embellishments=. just way too many places to remember

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Crafters corner=> Celebrate with flowers
PCJ=> Add some bling
Penny's paper crafty challenge blog=> Anything but a card
Party Time Tuesdays=> Anything but a card
Incy Wincy Designs=> Anything goes
The cutie Pie challenge blog=> use a digi

Thanks for dropping by... Have a fantastic weekend...


Sunday 7 October 2012

triple Easel for a new born baby

Hello People,

how is everyone holding up? I am having quiet times curled up doing nothing except think of what I want to do but not getting up to actually executing my plan *big surprises there*.

Today am sharing a triple easel card which I have made for a friend of mine who has recently been blessed with a baby girl *Yayy*.. Now a lot of reasons to be happy. Firstly, a new baby.. Yippee.. Secondly, it's a girl and thirdly, I get to play with Pink YET again * happy dance*

I loved making this card.. A baby.. Just thinking of it reminds when I got the news of Deetya's birth... Awesome feeling...

I won't ramble much, will just go on and show you the card..

This is the easel card... The left and the right panel is left blank to put the picture of the new baby with her family..

I'll just post individual shots of the panels and the bottom panel...

left panel

centre panel

right side panel

base panel, extreme left

base centre

base, extreme right

it's a completely pink card.. And I love it... for obvious reasons of course..

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> Locally available
PP=> Paper Mania Pink Parfait and DCWV
All die cuts and traced and hand cut
Wooden embellishments locally purchased( the pram, baby, bottle) and the teddy stickers too
The baby die cuts were a RAK from Piyu
Bling from stash
BIC markers for coloring
Worn Lipstick distress ink

Entering this card for the following challenges;-
Hands 2 Heart challenge # 5=> A precious child
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge=> Easel cards
Itsy Bitsy=> Make it dimensional challenge

Thank you so much for dropping time.. Till next time Happy Crafting


Sunday 30 September 2012

Baby explosion Box

Hey guys,

Am back with another.. A card on order for a client.. A new baby is about to bless their family and they wanted a card in which everyone from the family would be writing messages for the new born.. Since we do not the sex of the baby I kept it a neutral color so that it could be gifted to a boy or a girl.

A new baby brings so much joy into the house. So keeping this in mind, I have used a lot of bright colors ( I am anyways a bright color addict).. There really isn't much to say about this.. As they say a picture speaks a 1000 words so am gonna show off the box with a lot of pictures.

the lid

side view

opposite panel

Open view of the box and the lid

a pram

a better view of the pram

a tri fold card

tag pocket

This is a tag which would be stuck to the flap

note card 1

note card 2

note card 3

note card 4

Another tag pocket

some mush

Some more mush

And finally 

Ok, let me describe the explosion box in short. it has three layers. The bottom layer has the giraffe tag pockets on opposite sides and two pane;s of handwritten mush. Outside I have done a sea themed look with dolphins, crabs and octopus. The lid has a cute pinwheel. I love making pinwheels.
The second layer has tag pockets on two panels and detachable tags on two panels. Teh back side has 4 note cards on each panel. The top most layer has 2 panels of detachable tags and two panels of mush. The back side of the last panel has tag pockets and tri-shutter cards on the opposite sides. The centre has the pram. 

I loved making the pram. Thanks doc for the amazing tutorial. It was only after seeing your pram was  inspired to try making one for my own. Dr. Sonia is an amazing crafter and has some amazing tutorials up on her blog. DO go and check her blog here. Be ready to be blown away.

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> Fabriano Elle Erre
PP=> Echo Park, Paper Mania, Studio Calico, RAK from Jovi and an ICR swap from Bindu
Stamps=> Inkadinkado baby animals, Hero Arts Playful Animals, Studio g mini stamps,mini stamps from imaginiscence and paper smooches chubby chums
Embellishments=> Handmade stickers locally puchased, brad from basic grey, google eyes, bling from stash, button on pram from stash
MS Deco shells around the page punch
Vintage photo distress ink
Memento Dew drops ink and Unity ink
Coloring medium=> BIC markers and Staedler water color pencils.

Entering this for the following challenges=>
For the love of crafting=> color Bing(Purple, yellow and pink and pink blue and red)
 Itsy Bitsy=> Big B challenge(I have brad, buttons and bling)

Thanks for dropping by... Your comments are highly appreciated. Have a fantastic Sunday and an awesome week ahead.