Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back in blogland

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 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 goes!

Jaya Christina

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


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

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

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: - 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


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 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!