Wednesday 29 May 2013

i love my friends


Can someone please tell me how to come up with good blog post titles.. I suck at them and hate to be receptive...(work can be repetitive but not blog titles.. :P)

So I am impatient and have to share this card I made yesterday.. Just for fun and no order and it was so cool...(BTW this is my second post for the day, you can check the first one here.)

This card is made following a tute shared by Priya of the craft shop.. She now knows my recent obsession with stamping and was kind enough to share a few tutes with me.. Thanks Priya.. I found this idea so cool.. Might not be new, might not be extraordinary but I totally loved it.. Why.. First time and took me a lot of time to give it the look I wanted.. So after wasting several sheets of paper with my various color experiments, I finally managed it with brown.. I popped up the sentiment up on dimensional to give it a raised look and to highlight the tiles in the background

This tutorial I followed can be found here. So without further ado, Here is my card.

the card standing

the card lying flat

Isn't this cool.. Love the tile effect and I tried different combinations too.. i tired with purple using my fav leafy vine set.. I tried with the flower BG stamp but it wasn't stamping properly for some reason.. So finally I took up this combination..

Supplies sued:-
card stock=> Fabriano Elle erre and Brustro
Stamps=> Hero Arts friend definition from Crafters Corner and Fiskars friendship quotes from Jo
Inks=> Memeento Rich cocoa from Crafters Corner and Vintage photo distress Ink from Khyati
Mulberry rose was an RAK from Jo
Black gel pen for faux stitching.

Entering it for the following challenegs:-
For the love of crafting=>Monochromatic
Crazy 4 challenges=> No pattern paper
Aud sentiments challenge=> Sentiment with friend
Delightful challenges=> Celebrating friendship

Thanks for dropping by... Will see you soon with some more fun experiments using techniques..


Love me forever

Hi everyone,

Sharing another card I made on order to be gifted for a wedding... it is a copy of my earlier twisted double easel card... Same to same just different color combo... :D... you can see the earlier card here.

I made a gift box to go along with it... And had such a blast making it.. Got to use some of my fav supplies on this one... !!

So without further ado, here goes...

the box

the card and the box

the card in all it's glory

right panel

the base

There are pockets behind both the panels to put in a tag for personal messages.. ( forgot to take photographs of it)

I love love love the combination of this card.. Such a soothing feeling I got after making this one.. Might be repetitive but what the hell... I love it...

Supplies used:- 
card stock=> Locally purchased and Brustro
PPs=> Prima Firefly and DCWV Luxury stack (Thanks for this one Sunehra)
stamps=> Hero Arts leafy vines, WHimsy love me do, FIskars love quotes, stampoology tags
Ink=> Archival black, Memento Rich coca and Worn lipstick distress ink
MS doiy lace punch, jeff punch for flower and leaf
Spellbinders label 17
Pie Lane glitterball; pearls and black rhinestones from stash
Steadler water color pencils

That's all folks.. Thanks for dropping by... Have a great day...


Monday 27 May 2013

All about love

Happy Sunny Monday everyone,

it is so hot ( I have developed this habit of cribbing about the heat)... I have a couple of cards to share which I made to gift for a wedding.. The one am sharing today is completely using non-traditional wedding colors..

It is a flip pocket card like the one I had made earlier as my dedication to three very special ladies in my life... You can check the earlier card here.

This card is super fun to make and super fast to assemble.. Once I had the general idea in my head as to what I had wanted to make, the execution went pretty fast...

So here goes.. ( WARNING: Picture heavy post)

This is a box in which the card was gifted

the box and the card

after untying the ribbon and opening the flaps

the insides

I loved the color palette of this one.. I have been working with so much pink lately that now I am getting averse to it... *sob sob*..

Supplies used:-
card stock=> Locally purchased and brustro
PPs=> The black damask PP and the one on the inside where the sentiment is; is an RAK from Sunehra, The orange one is purchased from Saumya ( I do not remember the name) and studio calico purchased from Ujjwal.
Stamps=> Hero arts flower BG and flourish BG, Whimsy bird swing, MMe Lavender and Fiskars Love quotes
Inks=> Memento lady bug, rich cocoa and dandelion, Archival black, Vintage photo distress ink
MFT Chevron die and Spell binders label 17 and floral ovals
Jeff punches for flowers and leaf
Pie Lane butterflies
Staedler water color pencils
Black gel pen for faux stitching

Entering this card for the following challenges
Addicted to stamps=> BINGO ( i used ribbon, flowers, sentiment)
Crafting when we can=> Punches and/or die-cuts ( I have used die cuts)
Crafty Catz=> A fancy fold or two
Cute card Thursday=> tie it up

That's it folks.. Will see you soon... Have some very BIG news to share.. any guesses??


Saturday 25 May 2013



How is everyone beating the heat. The Indian Summer is killer this time and the humidity levels in Kolkata is making life hell... The only thing I want to do is remain under the shower all day long ( that of course would make me wrinkly and not a favorable outcome at all)

I made a Princess MDF wall hanging on order... This was my first attempt at mdf and modge podge and well as they say until and unelss you try you never know whether you can do it or not.

While everyone is doing it with such ease, I of course had to face a lot of problems, the first being.. If you are an impatient soul like me then modge podge is not for you... :P.. You have to give it enough time to dry in between coats to get a good finish...

I will not talk much.. Just go on and show you the pictures...


 close-up 1

 close-up 2

 close up 3

lying flat

I had great fun working on this project... I would definitely like to try more of this... 

Supplies used:-
MDF princess handing=> Hobby ideas
Fabriano Elle Erre 80 gsm papers
Heritage Modge Podge from Hobby Ideas
PP is from EP to make the fan fold flowers
HA antique engraving, Archival ink
rest of the embellishments from stash.

I have so many things to share but no time and am off for my holiday on tuesday... Hopefully would be able to schedule my posts before leaving!

Thanks for dropping by..


Friday 17 May 2013

An experiment


I recently splurged on some new stamps and inks and was itching to use them... (Don't we all love using the new supplies after the anxious wait for it to reach us).

This is like a complete Hero Arts stamp project... Love the brand and the stamps it has... Just so versatile to be used for any occasion at all..

Those o you who have liked my FB page must have already seen it, although I did add a few touches to it!

So here is the complete version of it.

standing straight. ( no it is not photographed bad, the CS is off-white)


I still have a long way to go before I can master the stamping technique but loving it nonetheless. It is such a challenge at times. I think of an idea and realize that someone has already done it.

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> locally purchased
Stamps=> friends definition from crafters corner, leafy vines from the craftshop and HA everyday sayings which was a birthday gift from Tee (Thanks baby:-*)
Inks=> Hero Arts soft pool shadow ink ( love it) from the craft shop and the purple one is from memento ( can never remember its name ) which I got from Varna's.
MS 3-in-1 butterfly punch
Pearls from stash

Thanks so much for dropping by... I have some more cards to share... Will come back soon...

Till then...


Sunday 12 May 2013

CAS take #2

Happy Sunday everyone..

A quick post before I dash out to spend the day with friends... This was again a fairly quick card which I made using a red combination...

Used my brand new MME set and the impressions from these are amazing...

standing view

side view

center panel close-up

fairly simple huh... and looks great IRL.. I tried and tried and tried but could not take a decent picture of it...!!

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> Locally purchased and fabriano elle erre ( teh red layer and fabriano have been in my stash again for the past 2 years,.. recently cleaned my scrap cupboard and I came out with a treasure... :D)
Stamp=> MME Lavender from CC, HA everyday sayings
Inks=> memento lady bug and Unity noir
white gel pen for faux stitching.
bling from stash

Entering thiscard for the following challenges:-
Charisma Cardz=> Black, white plus one other color

Thansk for dropping by.. Wills ee you soon with another card..

till then... 


Saturday 11 May 2013

You're the best

Good Morning Y'all,

It's the weekend and I have tons of work to get through... I made huge numbers of mother's day cards this time which were shipped without em clicking any pictures... yes yes you read it correctly.. I did not click pictures because they were personalized with the mother's pictures...They were good fun to make..The card I am showing today is also for mother's day from my cousin to my aunt.

A quick card made using the reverse masking technique... Mind you I am still new to this whole stamping technique thing and would love a feedback.. I want to improve my stamping..
I had recently purchased a peacock feather stamp from the color conceptions store (now the craft shop) and had been itching to use it... It is so gorgeous and the detailing after stamping is superb...

Another thing which I love is my new bahama blue ink.. I have been wanting to buy this ink ever since I had seen one of tejal's ATC on her blog where she has used it and there after on quite a few cards...So I combined the two to make my card...

standing view

side view

the close up of the distressed and reverse masking center

This card came together really well although suggestions of course have to come from my whatsapp girls ( we are sadly no more the BB girls)...

Supplies used:-
Cardstock=> Locally purchased and Fabriano Elle Erre ( the scraps used in this card have been hoarded for the last 2 years)
Stamp=> HOTP feather which I purchased from the craft shop and HA everyday sayings was a gift from tee.
Inks=> Bahama blue from thecraft shop, danube blue from Varnas and tumbled glass distress ink from Craft Adda.
Bling from stash
black gel pen or faux stitching.

Entering this card for the following challenges:-
For the love of crafting=> Monochromatic
Chocolate, Coffee & cards=> Mother's day
Sweet pea Stampers=> Birds of a feather
Charisma Cardz=> Black & White plus one color ( I used blue)
Cutecard thursday=> Something blue
Stamping Royalty=> Photo Inspiration

That's all from me folks.. Will see you again tomorrow with a brand new card tomorrow... Till then.. Your comments are highly valuable to me.. They help m improve...


Thursday 9 May 2013

Love me do

Hiya folks,

How is everyone enjoying the heat.. I am getting baked here what with such high levels of humidity and unbearable heat.. Staying awake is a pain.. All day long I feel like staying inside my air conditioned room. Ala, that would have been perfect but not possible

I made a double twisted easel card last week using my brand new whimsy stamps... Whimsy stamps are just too cute and have some adorable images which you color..I even noticed a few things regarding inks this time... I recently purchased the rangers archival ink pad and trust me... it is a must buy for people who like coloring... The image is crisp and gives such an even tone color finish it is unbelievable.. Try another with a memento ink and see the difference and you would understand what I mean...

I think I have talked enough for today... Now I shall go on and share the pics...

the card lying flat

There is a tag behind the image panel. I have stuck the PP only on 3 sides keeping one side open to slide the tag in.

standing view

left panel

right panel

So this is it... A very cute card... and looks adorable in real. Not too happy with the boy's coloring but I aim to improve on it...

Supplies used:-
Card stock=> locally purchased, brustro and fabriano elle erre
PPs=> American crafts purchased from radhika and that gorgeous PP on the base was an RAK from Sunehra ( Thanks Sunehra)
stamps=> Whim love me do from crafters corner, stampology tags which I purchased from Saumya and Fiskars just love purchased from Jovi.
Inks=> Rangers archival black from CC, Rich cocoa from CC
Vintage photo distress inks
MS doily lace punch from CC
steadler water color oencils for coloring
jeff punches for flowers on the left panel an the right hand panel flowers are cut from a scrapbooking kit.
Pie Lane glitterballs
black gel pen for faux stitching.

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Divas by design=> Anything goes
Paper pretties=> Pencil coloring
Crafty Sentiments=> Use a sentiment
Crafty Boots=> Use a stamped character
Lady Anne's=> Easel card

Thanks so much for dropping by... I have a lot of things to share and I hope to do so in the coming few days.. Till then happy crafting.


Monday 6 May 2013

Babies are a blessing

I am finally back... My computer is finally working and you have no idea how happy and overjoyed I am.. I sound silly? Try staying without your pc for a while.. A smart phone is great but your pc is your pc... sentimental attachment to it...

I am right now flooded with baby orders... pink and blue everywhere... :D...

Today am sharing a quad easel card for a baby girl.. i have used pinks and purples on the card ( bahhh, obvious!!!))

Quad easels are great fun to make and very very versatile.. I keep emphasizing on this point every time I pose a quad easel here.. For those who have never given it a shot.. give it a try... they are marvelous..

here are the pics...

lying flat

standing view

I love love love all the pink.. It's not my fav color but i love working with it... :D.

Supplies used:-
card stock=> Fabriano elle erre and locally purchased purple card stock..
PPs=> Paper Mania and one I got bought from Saumya ( no idea about the name)
Embossing folders=> seeing spots and heart blocks from Varna's store
spell binders label 17 die from jovi's store and the die-versions die cut were am RAK from Apek.. Thanks girly..
All embellishments from stash
MS doily lace punch

Thanks so much for dropping by.. Will see you again soon..