Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Officially my first LO

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So this is my very first LO ever!!!  I have stayed away from making LO for long because I used to think they were a lot of work..and complicated ,but trust me I found making a LO quite ok. There is so much you can do on LO and you don't have to be 100% neat..a minor mistake here or there doesn't show as much as it shows on a card perhaps.I made this LO for the challenge at Lulupu.The DT have provided very nice tutes on how to get going for your LOs.
.Feb was my fav month of this year because I had gone to my hometown to meet my relatives.. all of my  cousins,aunts and uncles had gotten together to meet my daughter. The LO has a picture of one of my cousins liftin my daughter high up in the air...the weather was great as it was just the beginning of spring and we had this get-together at my aunt's farmhouse so that's why the LO has so many flowers and butterflies.
Coming to the details..I have used every possible method known to me for making my own embellies from PPs. So 95% of the embellies are handmade..all the flowers are handmade from Prima Zephyr collection using techniques I learnt from various blogs..The butterflies and flourish  and the tiny birds above the photo are embossed and fussy cut.I  used some die cuts.some punched embellies too. The two medallions/rossettes were handmade without a scoreboard and were really painfully difficult to make.The letters are hand drawn , fussy cut and then embossed them with clear embossing powder to give a faux epoxy look.I have left some space below and near the photo for journaling which I will do later.The picket fence is made from rolls of paper.Hope you like my attempt.
entering this LO for Lulupu-my favourit month of the year LO challenge

Sunday, December 23, 2012

100 followers giveaway

Hi dearies..I have been thinking of a giveaway for a long time now..just didn't get around to doing it due to serious lack of time :-(  ..Haven't had time to take part in any challenges this month :-(
But first of all let me thankyou my dear followers (read cyber friends) for staying with me all along..and for your sweet comments too. As a small token of appreciation I am giving away this really small candy..I plan to giveaway some more stuff till my blogaversary happens but let's see how that goes..for now let the picture above show you what you will get if you comment on this post ..telling me what items would your ideal candy include..I will try to include atleast one item if possible in my next giveaway..(.and do link my candy in your sidebar if possible...not a necessity). In this candy I wanted the washi tapes,fabric tapes and mulberry flowers to be the center of attraction with a few ricrac and crochet trims too.  Have fun and good luck!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Make a wish..

Hi !
Today I attempted making a card which is different from my style...I end up making feminine cards 80% of the time..and was getting a little bored with it..I haven't challenged myself at all..never made any fancy folds..or Easel cards or even magic boxes for that matter..forget that I haven't made many cute cards or masculine cards..Looking back at your work with a little critical eye is so gives you perspective..helps you grow and this is exactly my mood right now..I am not feeling too proud of my cards :-( But I sure have been lucky with so many sweet praises for my cards that really help me come back to the world of paper crafting...thankyou all.
So this is my attempt at making a birthday card for a little boy, let me know what you think ..critical remarks are as welcome as praises so feel free! :-)
Have a great day!
challenges to thank:
crafts4eternity- midnight magic
crafterscornerindia - diecuts/punches with stamping
itsybitsyindia - keep it sweet n simple

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shabby roses

This is another shaped shabby-chic card I made for the challenges over at Lulupu -s and Crafter's corner challenges. I quite liked this card..specially because I got to use my fav WildOrchid crafts flowers which were lying in my hubby's U.S office and also my fav dies. After I uploaded this first pic I realised the sentiment was 'nt visible so I had to take another pic..but I kept the first one because I managed to capture the true colors of this card.Hope you like it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Glittery butterfly

Hi all I have made this card for crafterscorner challenge 2 -Diecuts with stamping.  ,CAS(E) this sketch -challenge 6 and Itsy Bitsy- K.I.S.S This is amongst the simplest cards I have made..Though I like to believe I am not a big fan of bling/glitter somehow, I end up using a lot of both on my cards ..pretty funny :-)
Hope you like it!


Today I attempted making a shabby chic card after a really long time..Shabby chic is actually one of my favourite styles of cardmaking. So when the challenge came up at Lulupu I was thrilled..I wish I had a birdcage die for this one ..took a lot of time drawing and cutting by hand :-) . Hope you like it ...
Entering this card for

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Important but unfinished ..until today

Today I got to do something I have been  desperately wanting to do for a long time..actually for a year and a half. Last year on my birthday I received three wonderful packages..beautiful gifts from three awesome girls..Ujjwal sent me this beautiful card..Sudha sent me some wonderful papers and Ash sent me this utterly awesome mini, handcrafted with so much love and affection..each page made so painstakingly. Well why I have been so careless as to not post about it then is a very long story..I really wanted to post about these beautiful presents..tell the world how lucky I am to receive these gifts..but I really do want to apologize to these ladies if they are reading my post ..I am truly sorry..but I had genuine reasons. .I seriously hope you alll forgive me..

From Ujjwal

From Ash:

From Sudha

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kraft n Washi

Hi sweeties
Couldn't think of a better title for my post  :-) .I was inpspired to make this card
 for casual fridays kraft on..
Used my newly bought Washi tapes (Pink n green from  Karuna's store- Lulupu) and (dotted pink from Sudha's store)
am so loving using them right now :-)
Not using them sparinglyat all as I know I can by loads of these any time  from these two lovely ladies.So how are you using your tapes? hoarding or splurging? :-)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blue butterfly

Hello dearies!
Hope you all are doing great and hope those here in India had a great Dussehra. I had a nice and sweet one with family.Time during Navratri was spent doing some Pooja and festive shopping too.  I also managed to do some crafty shopping to lay may hands on rolls and rolls of Washi tape yay!! thanks to . didn't get much time to craft ...but managedto squeezein this really simple card..really hope you like it coz I fear it may be a  little too bland for your taste :-)
Also I am trying to put in a little more effort writing blog posts though I am really not that good with words and words and thoughts don't flow that freely in my brain. Sometimes it takes me more time to write a blog post for thecard than time taken to make a card  :-P
So here is my card:
I have been inspired by the skech at cardabilities

indianstampers :ICRC22 -Blue, butterfly,bling,burlap,bouquet of flowers
 :  flowers

Friday, October 12, 2012

Take two

Thankyou for all the sweet comments and encouragement on my previous card means a lot! I had a lot of fun making the card especially because I crafted after a long time. The unavailablitiy of tools made it a bit difficult though.I also forgot to mention that the paper used in my last card is a glitter paper from BoBunny and not embossed by me has beautiful greenish gllitter that I couldn't capture in my camera propely.
I decided to make another card using the cardabilities sketch that I used's such an awesome sketch.

also inspiration from things with wings

Friday, October 5, 2012

Without my supplies..

Hello !.. hope you all are doing great! So here I am in Mumbai miles away from home and without any of my craft supplies, even basic tools like a paper trimmer and there is so much creativity and inspiration flowing like a mighty river in Blogland. I so was feeling left out of all the fun. I couldn't help myself and went right ahead..bought some papers and punches online and sat down to create after ages!So much has been happening in the Indian card making scene, so many new crafters.. so many new's so exciting and terribly difficult to stay away..
I created this card for the following challenges -celebrate with flowers -sketch -Badda Bling

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Hope you all are doing great...I made this CAS card for ICR20 'Friendly with fonts and embossing '
used my fav embossing folder and fav sentiment too.hope you like it

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mini album pages 1 and 2

I started making a mini album ages ago and some pages are kind of done so I felt like posting them one by one and then will post the entire album as and when it gets ready..please feel free to give me some feedback regarding color combos or any addition I could make...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Earrings as binder rings!

Hi dearies, hope all of you are doing great!
A few days back I wanted to make a mini album and went around town looking for small binder rings..forget small I couldn't find binder rings at all..maybe I wasn't looking at the right stores , but anyways so my quest lead me to a pair of earrings that I had never worn ... and guess what these rings were just perfect for my was the same shade as the eyelet actually!.Hope you can see it in the picture. So I went ahead and bought a few more in different colors and sizes.I have completed another album where I have used these..these are just perfect for mini albums and tell me what you think of this...will be back with pics of my mini album soon..till then, ciao!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love is...

Hi ..hope you all are doing great..sorry but a very short post from me..
Made this card for the following challenges with love/valentines as their theme..
 take care..