Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My very first giveaway!!

Some close ups:
Hi!!!!I'm so happy today..coz this is my very first giveaway since I started card making in March of last year.
The candy was always on my mind but just couldn't get round to doing it because all my stuff is crammed into one small cupboard(not that I dont have many but all the rest are full of my clothes!!!) and it's not very organised..it took me so many days to get the stuff out from bags/boxes of all sorts to be able to take these pictures..the best part is even I didn't know I had this stuff  he he.So there are some pretty laces and embellies that I still haven't used on my cards and would love to share with you !
Next weekend I'll be going away again.on my last blogging break for this year as my younger brother is getting married in January so going to Mumbai to help my parent's in the preparations... I will choose a winner randomly from the comments on 4th of Jan which also happens to be my and hubby's wedding anniversary(is that how you say it).I seriously hope you like the stuff ..I tried my best to make it fun.
What you need to do to win the candy:
1)Post my candy in your sidebar..
2)You could blog about it along with any other post ..but that's upto you and not a necessity
3)Leave me a comment telling me which item you like best in the candy (please give a link to your blog as I would love to come visit your blog)
4)Become a follower if and only if you like my blog ..it is not at all a necessity for winning the candy
Have a nice day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Totally inspired....

Hi!Made this card totally inspired by Jennifer Mcguire's  this card ...I have soooo many Hero Arts stamps on my wish list..... (sigh....) Have any of you ordered Hero Arts stuff from any site that delivers to India??Pleez let me know!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A lovely sentiment

Hi!
I made this card for papertakeweekly -die cuts/punches challenge.I love this sentiment stamp from Unity stamp co. so much I decided to make the card around it.The flowers are hand drawn and colored with watercolor pencils.I distresses the wings of the butterflies with  distress ink .Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teeny weeny butterflies

Hi!
This is a card I made based loosely on SS#37 but I didn't feel like entering it in the challenge because I feel it lacks finesse ..but I do like the card so I posted it anyways.The following is a lovely card  I received from Sherryann, she sent me this wonderful card alongwith some fabric flowers and her handmade ribbons ..and I love them they are soo pretty..thankyou Sherryann and thanks Yvonne for hosting such a wonderful challenge on your amazing blog!

Monday, November 22, 2010

SS#37

Hi !
This is a card I made over a period of  a week coz I really didn't have the energy to sit at length and complete the card in one go.I really loved the simple sketch  at sasya-sketches and was instantly inspired to make this card.Another reason to make this card was that I wanted to use the beautiful punched butterflies I received from Sasya and she sent me so many beautiful  things and an absolutely stunning card that is soooo beautiful I can't take my eyes off it and I look at it atleast once everyday :-) .I stamped the butterflies with red ink with a delicate design border stamp and applied some glitter too because I wanted to enter my card in this week's simonsaysstamp challenge too. Here's what Sasya sent me:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just to let you know....

Hi guys!! I am back and have sooo many things to share with you all..
I was back in town a week back  ..I had been to my parent's place in Mumbai during my break, while my hubby was traveling to the U.S on work.Sadly I was down with a real bad bout of flu during the last week and had lost my voice for a couple of days too :-( but I'm ok now though I haven't completely regained my strength..I had a fever for almost a week (which is so weird) and had no energy to do anything..my dear hubby was doing so many the chores apart from office work, like getting groceries and making lunch/dinner and also giving me loads of tlc..thanks to which I'm back on my feet :-)
During that week I also received a beautiful and wonderful gift from my idol Sasya and I intend to put up pics of the stuff she sent me but as of now I have no energy (again) to take  any pics.She sent me one of her beautiful cards and loads of papers and stuff...
Well..before my hubby left I had ordered some stuff like dies and embossing folders from acherryontop on my hubby's office address in the U.S and my hubby got the lovely stuff here, but I had ordered my bigshot from another site and 10 days into the order they declined it citing some absurd reason..well that left me in a lurch and I ended up ordering from another site because of which hte bigshot reached my hubby's office after he already left the U.S for India and so it's still lying there :-(  .So sadly my dies are of no use right now.
I have been reading as many of your blogs as I could ..can't get back to creating and posting too...you guys have a nice week and take care!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Happy Diwali card (CSC 10) and bloggin break 2 of 3 !


Hi !
I made this card for CASE study challenge 10 . and craftyjc-challenge no 3 
I wanted to make a Diwali card for a loong time and couldn't get round to doing it for some reason or the other.Well, I got some great inspiration to make one (the inspirations comes from all the beautiful lights and colors) and all in good time coz i'm going on yet another blogging break and don't think I'll be able to make any card until Diwali is over!!This is the second of three forced breaks I'm having to take coz hubby is traveling ..I usually accompany him but this time round I decided to stay put and meet up with friends and family.:-) .So I'm going to miss crafting and blogging..please don't get too used to me not being around!!!So here's wishing you all happy crafting days ahead..and loads of happiness..during the festive season of ❖ Diwali and Dussehra ❖!!!
Hugs and kisses♥!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CSC #9

Hi dearies hope you're having a nice day..(and creative day too :-) )
I made this card  for one of our family friends who'm we'll be meeting after a looong time sometime around next month.I made this card  for CASE study challenge #9 .This month's muse is Barbara Anders and I just went through her blog and admired some of her beautiful creations. I entered this card for Sherryann's  hand-made flower challenge on Yvonne's blog too !Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hand-made flower

Hi!!
I made another card today and the inspiration was totally from Sherryann's  challenge over at Yvonne's blog of making a card with hand-made flowers on it.I have been a follower of Sherryann's blog for some time now and I love her cards. I love making my own flowers for my cards too so this challenge was just perfect..The sketch is Mojo Monday sketch 159. Have a great day!

MMSC74

Hi dearies!
I made this card for MMSC74  Midnightmadness sketch challenge the best part is that you have a choice  of doing the simple or complex version of the same sketch. sketch ..I chose the simpler of the two sketches for this card. My sewing machine arrived this weekend and was super excited to try out some sewing on this card but only fter a few hiccups did I manage to get some straight lines ...phew! Hope you like it and have a great day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Birthday cards

Hi dearies!
I made these cards today totally inspired by Mariana Grigsby's beautiful cards over at casestudychallenge. Now I'm kicking myself for not having taken part in their earlier challenges..her cards are beautiful and I like the whole concept of casing cards for challenges.Well, better late than never! I made the first card for mojomonday sketch 158 and the second card for absolutely no challenge. There seems to be some  inverse relation between the effort I put in my cards and the outcome..it's almost become a rule!!..The second one was made in less than 20 min and the first one ummm let me just say it took aaages!Though the first one is nice I liked second one more..Well enough about the cards..weekend is almost round the corner..hope you guys have a great weekend!I and my hubby have a lot of movies to catch up on..still haven't seen Peepli Live and Dabangg!!Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back in blogland

Hi!
Happy to be back in blogland..hope the past few days have been good for you.I had a nice time with family and close relatives. Made a fairly simple card today ..mojo isn't exactly in high gear..will be hopping over to your blogs soon!Have a nice day!
I was inspired by:
allsortschallenge -plain and simple
acraftylittleplace -autumn inspired

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hello ..

Hi dearies!
I made this card today for the following challenges.This may be my last card for this week :-( as there are many things coming up ..traveling .. meeting up with relatives,so many mini blogging breaks coming up..dunno how much of posting I'll be doing myself but will try to comment on your posts as much as possible..have a great day!
justusgirlschallenge -cracked glass technique
abc-challenge -distressed
cardpositioningsystems - sketch

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One cute stamp!

Hi !
Today I made this cute card using this oh-so cute Tina Wenke stamp I won at Jay Jay's Simon Say's Stamp weekly giveaway on her blog last week when I was away.Jay Jay has more cute stamps to offer as candy ever fortnight so do enter her candy..
The stamp reached me this week and it's soooo cute ..I just couldn't wait to start coloring it.I think I'm going to be using this cutie a lot!
I have made this card for getsketchy sketch 55 and stampchallenges -something with spots and stripes
Have a nice day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

An award for my blogging buddies ..

Hi !!I made this card today for Sasya-sketches sketch 27.I had made this drawing of the Taj Mahal a few days back and wanted to use it in one of my cards.I made the background DP by stamping a flourish pattern stamp from Hobby Ideas onto blue paper.I distressed the image after coloring it lightly with water colors.Hope you like it.

And here is the card

A few days back sweet Lori passed on this award to me along with 10 others.I have to pass on this award to 10 others and write about why I started my blog.Well here goes..I started blogging around Feb of last year and it was mostly to show my creations (I wasn't making cards at that time) to friends and family..but it was only until March of this year that it actually got noticed and it was only after I started card making..and I owe a lot to two of my buddies Spardha, Archana and AshaLatha who put up my blog's link on their blogs and commented (on even my most ghastly creations) and kept my spirits high!I really can't tell how much I appreciate what these girls did for me.Well ..as I need to pass on this award to 10 other of my blogging buddies(Eeeks how can we choose just 10 !) So I dedicate this award to my buddies who have left me sweet comments lately...here goes!

Spardha
Archana
AshaLatha
Sandra
Suganthi
Sasya
Kavitha
Andrea
Karuna
Kishley
Sudha
Jaya Christina
Marjorie


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wishes..


Hi !
I made this card today for two great challenges...the wonderful sketch at 2sketches4youeverybody-art-challenge (hand-made flowers) and Karen's challenge on Yvonne's blog .I followed Karen's tutorial and stamped the image with different colors .I hand cut the label and made a little ribbon flower to complete the look.Though i would have preferred darker colors of ink but these are the only ones I have at the moment.Though simple the card took me an awful lot of time coz the ribbon flower kept unraveling every few minutes and finally I decided to stitch it with a few beads in the centre.Have a great  day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kazan's sketch 60

Hi!
I made this card for the great sketch at 2sketches4you .I doodled the giraffe and colored with camel inks.The papers are  printouts.The word ' baby'  is stamped with  stamps from Hobby Ideas.Hope you like it!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A postcard from India

Hi!
Today I was in the mood to create a very Indian looking card...I love the colors of the peacocks feathers..I found some papers and old laces in my stash and created this postcard...I made this for sasya-sketches sketch 26.Hope you like it

Lace and Pearls



Hi dearies!
I made this card today for the following challenges:
aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com - Their sketch

I loved making this  vintage card..I colored the image with camel inks and a size 0 brush..The pin and pear flower is handmade.Hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Roses

Hi dearies!
I made this card for priscillastyles challenge 69

This card was a reall challenge..first the circles ..then I just couldn't match any of my papers(tried all combinations fr half an hour) for the circle in the foreground with the background DP.So I ended up shabbily stamping an image in blue!Also I had to emboss without a heat gun..after much struggling i finally found a solution and believe it or not..I help my paper above the gas burner and it actually embossed the gold powder in like a seconds time!
The rectangular piece of paper is from an old wedding invite.The background DP is from Landmark.The roses are handmade.
I also entered this card for acraftylittleplace -anything goes

FTL 105

Hi dearies!
I am back to crafting and posting after a break...my hubby was traveling (so was I not with him though) and guess what..he got me some goodies on the way back..some punches,inks and embossing powders..all chosen randomly :-)
So I got down to making a few cards.. with my new stock and this is the first card made for FTL 105
The sketch:
And the card:
I seriously hope you like it...coz the stamping is pathetic!

Monday, August 30, 2010

More candy from Letsinkitup challenge blog and Thanh

Hi guys!Sorry for being out of action..was out of town for a while..Anyways here's some candy news..
letsinkitup have updated their candy and it is being sponsored by Annabelle stamps and on till 4th sept!

Also check out Thanh's candy at yummycreations 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'Rakhi'


Hi dearies!
I made this card today for Card Patterns sketch 77.I found the sketch to be quite interesting and so set out to make this really ethnic Indian card.The card in real is much more blingy..(maybe my camera couldn't take all the bling ;-) )
The card is essentially a Rakhi card I made for my brother..actually I happen to be sending him a Rakhi after a really long time...I must admit..I am a bit lazy.I got the idea of attaching the Rakhi in the card itself from Spardha's amazing card here
For those wondering what 'Rakhi' is all about ..here's a little info..A Rakhi is a sacred thread that a sister ties to her brother's wrist on the day of Rakha Bandhan and the brother in return vows to protect and care for his sister in her time of need.The Rakhi could also be tied to person who'm you would like to give the status or love of a brother. Have a happy week!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 151

Hi!
I made this card for Mojomonday sketch 151.The papers are printouts from here.I drew the image with a black liner pen and colored with watercolors.Have a nice day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Blog candy- from 'A thousand sheets of paper'

Hop over to Amy's blog for the sweet goodness!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sasya's sketches no. 22

Hi lovelies!
Made this card today for Sasya's sketch no. 22.
It's a lovely simple sketch and great to work with.
The PP is a freebie from 'Antique images' blog.
Took two photos and they came out starkly contrasting in different settings!Hope you like the card.


Monday, August 2, 2010

'Baby' card

Hi !Hope you had a nice weekend!This is a card I made today for the following challenges:
1) onestitchatatimechallenge -sketch and pink
2)corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com-All about baby
3)digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com -punch me or cut me
4)paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com -anything goes
5)http://www.practicalscrappers.com/ - use your no1 fav product -mine is gingham paper/ribbon