Saturday 20 April 2013

True Friend


I finally am having a little breathing space after back-to-back orders... Phew... Made a couple of double z-fold cards during the day yest using one piece of 12x12 card stock.. I am stocking up on cards because I can see an immediate need for them in the not-so-distant future.. :D

The double z-fold card looks really cute in real life... You could even call it a gate-fold card with a twist because the basic design structure and mechanism is that of a gate-fold card... I have a lot of love for special folds for simply I feel.. When you have the tools.. try something totally over the top rather than just folding a card into half... Mind you, even that simple folded card might give you nightmares at times but to cut a long story short, I have an attachment to special folds and hope to try as many as possible...

So here are the pics of my card.. the colors are inspired by the current Itsy Bitsy Logo color challenge.

the card lying flat

the card standing view (open)

the insides lying flat

the double z-fold card comes together really really quickly... No wonder I dished out two.. I'll share the second one as soon as I complete it...

card stock=> Locally purchased and brustro
PPs=> Street lace mat stack ( used the glittered ones)
Stamp=> Penny black paint the town red and Fiskars friendship quoted (bought from Jovi)
Ink=> Unity Noir and Memento Danube Blue
Distress Inks=> peeled paint and tumbled glass
Spellbinders Timeless rectangle die (Jovi's store)
Jef 5 petal punch and that small punch too is from jeff
Pie Lane butterflies

Entering this card for the following challenges:-

Itsy Bitsy=> Color challenge

Crafters Corner=> Bingo ( I used Distressing, PP and Butterflies)
Crafts 4 eternity=> Lots of flowers
Dilly Beans=> Flowers

Thanks for dropping by.. I hope to be back soon... Have a fantastic weekend...!!


Tuesday 16 April 2013

8x8 anniversary Album

Hey folks,

Am back today sharing an 8x8 10th Anniversary album made on order.. My first attempt and let me tell you.. I am just so glad that it is over.. Phew...It was no doubt a lot of fun to make but it really really drained me.. Considering the fact that I have so many things happening at the same time including handling and minding my niece while her parents are away.. it was quite a handful.

I'll just go on and share the pics with you guys... It is quite self-explanatory....


The cover

side 1

side 2

side 3

side 4

side 5

side 6

side 7

side 8

side 9

side 10

side 11

side 12

side 13

side 14

side 15

side 16

side 17

side 18

side 19

side 20

So this is it.. a 10 page 8x8 album for someone's 10th Anniversary... I had a ball making this... The album would not have been possible without tejal and Apek's help.. Thanks girls... 

There are way too many supplies used in this one so am not mentioning them.. if you have a query regarding any, feel free to shoot me an email...

Oops I forgot to show you the charms I used on this one... First time ever *batting my eyelids smiley*

These were a gift from Jovi.. Thanks Girlie...

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Crafters Corner=> Bingo (I have used up all the elements, even the ones which are optional..)
BGC #29=> Buttons ( I have a LO with buttons on it)
The crafting cafe=> let's celebrate 
Artistic Inspirations=> Anything but a card
Less-o-logy=> are you a cover girl ( all photo mats and black die-cut on the cover are re-cycled using my cousin's bachelor invites)

Thanks for dropping by guys.. Will see you guys soon (hopefully)...


Sunday 7 April 2013

You're my sunshine

Happy Sunday everyone,

I have been on a stamping spree and just making up on crafting time I have lost due to orders.. May has a large number of birthdays especially my blogger mates so am ensuring that I have all the cards ready before I run out of time again...

Today's card is a based on a whimsical idea which popped onto my mind and then I just kept on adding and subtracting elements before I was satisfies with my card... :D

So here it is.. (please beware for it is a very bright card.. :P)

A view of the card lying flat

A close-up of the stamped panels

View of the card standing

I loved making this card for the simple fact that I am in love with the Hero Arts Leafy vine stamp and am looking for ways in which I can use it...:D

card stock=> Fabriano Elle Erre (yellow); locally purchased(black) and brustro (for stamping)
PP=> Echo park for the record
Stamp=> Hero Arts leafy vine purchased from Color Conceptions store
Pie Lane butterlies
Ribbon, bling , mulberry flower and caila lilies from stash
Brilliance lightning black pearlescent ink which was an RAK from Yvonne
MS doily lace punch from crafters corner
And some straight embossing using my scor-pal

Entering this card for the following challenges:-

For the love of crafting=> Seasons stories (spring)
Crafters corner => BINGO ( I chose flower, PP & stamping and ribbon, stamping & butterflies
Dilly Beans=> Spring

Thanks for dropping by... 


Saturday 6 April 2013

Friends till the end

Hey guys,

It's getting unbearably hot here in Kolkata and the there seems to be no respite from the heat. Plus the work load is getting annoying...I have been working round the clock...

Today I made a triple layer stamping card again using my brand new stamp and ink... Stamping is a new territory for me and while I am getting comfortable using the technique, I still have a long way to go before I master it...

I had made a similar card earlier as a dedication to my friend Tejal, today my card is dedicated to all my friends I have made over the years.. In school, college, through work and of course blogger.. This is to thank each and every one of you who have touched my life in one way or the other...

So here is my card...

card lying flat

I kept changing the position of the card to click under various brightness of the sunlight..

a standing view

I followed Erum's advice and popped them up on double-sided tape for dimension

The whole look of the card changes after you pop them up on dimensionals Thanks for the advice E.. 

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> pink and white fabriano elle erre and black one locally purchased
stamps=> HA leafy vines purchased from Color Conceptions and everyday sayings
ink=> Pearlescent Orchid purchased from Varnas and Memento rich cocoa from Crafters Corner
Pie Lane butterflies

Entering this for the following challenges:-
ATCAS#10=> for a friend
CCEE stampers=> Things with wings
In the pink=> Let's fly away
Visible Image=> Get stamping

Thansk for dropping by.. Your comments are highly valuable for me.. Have a fantastic weekend...