Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hand-made decoupage tray

Hi y'all!Got down to some other forms of crafting other than card-making.
Had bought a wooden tray from Hobby Ideas almost a year back and couldn't think of how to paint it.The black color comes from a series of failed attempts at using crackle paint in the right way.I just couldn't get the right combination of colors.In the end it looked like a crazy abstract expressionist piece!So went ahead and colored it black!The sunflowers  decoupage paper is from Hobby Ideas.Pasted the images using modge-podge.I still have to paint  a top layer of varnish though.Hope you like it! suggestions are welcome as to what combo of colors would look good on something like a wooden tray.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Simple cards

Hi dearies! Felt like making some simple cards today...not too much fuss.
The butterfly card has a frame stamp from Hobby Ideas and butterfly and sentiment from Itsy Bitsy.The aperture card-stock is from Hobby Ideas and Design paper from Landmark.
The sunflower card is made with a sunflower punch I bought from Odyssey.The papers are handmade papers from Landmark.Hope you like the cards.Cheers!

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's a Boy card

A big Hi to all my dear friends, fellow bloggers/crafters! Finally got down to some crafting after a hectic trip out of the city.
 I don't know if I have mentioned, but I actually am a fan of clean and simple cards...but I find it difficult to create something simple without it looking drab!
A few months back I had bought this pack of cardstock with square apertures from Hobby Ideas store in Mumbai, but I must admit I was quite disappointed with the texture of the's just plain cartridge sheen no nothing...and quite costly too!Buy it if you must!And so I decided to do something with it..I can't let it just lie around.
This sketch from CPS inspired me to use this card-stock.So made this card for CPS sketch 173
So I decided to do some stitching with a cotton anchor thread..(Tip:First pierce the paper with the needle  wherever you want your needle to come out of the paper coz stitching paper is no easy job!)
The baby boy stamp is from a set of clear stamps from Hobby Ideas.This set has alphabet characters too!
White stamping ink is also from Hobby Ideas.
The star punches are from an embroidery supplies store in Vashi sector -9 market,Mumbai.Ialso found a fabulous multicolor twine in this shop which I used for making a tiny bow. Perfect for tying on buttons etc.
Hope you like the card!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer fun card - sketch and stitching -for which I used faux stitching - Summer theme - - Spruce up the corners - summertime and sentiment - Lace and/or buttons - color combo pink,purple and green - summerfun - sewing fake/real - glitter , glitter - critter and bling - glitz and glitter - w is for weather - Summer/travel theme -Summer theme
And the recipe: green polka dots dp:Itsy Bitsy; striped dp:Landmark
buttons,pearls and sentiment :Itsy Bitsy
Flower stamp,corner,butterfly and ladybug stamp:Hobby ideas
Bling(blue rhinestones),flowers :Local craft shop

Friday, June 11, 2010

A special card

Hi all my lovely friends..It is a lovely day today..first, June is my favourite month..I love the sound (June is such a lovely name) the sights and sounds of June(I love rainy days), and second Hyderabad receive it's first monsoon shower today, so it's lovely weather.
So today I decided to try something new..something challenging and fun...I decided to combine many challenges in one card..Yes,this is my very first attempt at making a card fro more than 3 challenges combined..nd the inspiration came from  Ashalata and Sudha ..I love the way they combine challenges
.So I made this card for the following:
1) -Tie it up
2) For their sketch
3) - All that blooms
4) -Ribbons and bows
5) -Glitter/gems
6) - Card for someone special
7) - For use of brown,cream,kraft,turquoise papers
A close-up : (Everything on the card is from Itsy Bitsy)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Card Patterns sketch 67

Hi dearies! Made another easel card over the weekend for cardpatterns sketch 67. Making cards has definitely become more easy and interesting after shopping at Itsy Bitsy. Earlier I would have to think over a card for hours on end because getting a chic/pretty look with limited choice of papers and embellies was tough ,given that we have so little options of craft papers and embellishments here in India. Making a good card with little is also a challenge in itself!!
Well enough of whining , here's the recipe: the design papers are from Itsy bitsy and so are the die cut alphabets.The flowers are stamps from hobby Ideas.Hope you like the card!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Itsy Bitsy rocks!

 I finally got a chance to go to Bangalore..and how could I not  make it to Itsybitsy! I had reserved one day for the trip to the place given I was staying almost at the other end of the city...but it was truly worth the time and effort.The place is absolutely fabulous!I shopped around for almost an hour and found sooo much fun stuff!

I made this card for the following

Stamped flower image on yellow pastel paper and colored using soft pastels. The origami dress I made looking at instructions from . The sentiment and butterfly is from Itsy Bitsy!:-D Hope you like the card.