Oct 6, 2014

Floral Love Card!

This time a simple card with just diecuts.

This Memory box Sonora Rose die is a win from DCAM challenge and, took it from India home and was waiting to give a shot.

Its just a single rose die with 2 leaves of various sizes and with buds. I Diecut, embossed and colored the roses using Worn Lipstick, Tattered rose and Mustard seed DIs. And for leaves and buds, used Peeled paint  and at edges Gathered twigs DIs.

Just popped these on a doily using foam dots to give 3 D effects to roses. To make the small rose, i just cut the outer whorls of the rose and distressed with Mustard Seed DI

Sentiment is stamped, edges were rounded and few pink pearls as accents to finish off the card.

Hope you like this.

Recollections Cardstock
DIs - Peeled paint, Gathered twigs, Tattered rose, Worn lipstick
Dies - Memory box Sonora Rose
Sentiment - IBS Sweet Valentine
Doily, pearls from Stash

MyTimeToCraft - diecuts only
Virginia view challenge - CAS

IBS - Customer gallery - Used sweet valentine stamp set
IBS # 86 color - Used pink, white

Oct 2, 2014

Layered Shabby Chic card !

Hi Friends,

Today's card is just another Shabby chic card which is my favorite style for its soothing tones and pastel shades. Hope i have pulled this out to an extent. Love to hear it from you.

Its a 6x6 card and of course a layered one. Want to play with new products in my stash. A week back, its my 3rd blogoversary and so gifted myself with awesome crochet laces and trims. And the one you see here is one of that awesome pieces. Just tinted partly with Tattered rose DI.

Except the central flower all are store bought and the central one is made from CL sunflower die by distressing with Tattered rose DI, misting and shaped with pollen added. Just above the crochet lace is the CL Tiffany lacy border which is also tinted with the Tattered rose DI.

Flower clusters are added to the doily with CL Ivy leaves which are again distressed with Shabby shutters and crushed olive DIs. Sentiment is heat embossed on a venetian frame label. The pps are from Vintage notes and the Spellbinders corner fluorishes are distressed and added to the corners. Few pearls added as accents.

(If anyone need such laces, kindly mail me..am happy to grab some for you in my next trip to India as here shipping charges within UAE is absolutely free in this craft store)


PPs - Vintage notes
Dies: CLD sunflower die, Tiffany border, Ivy leaves
Spellbinders Corner florish
Itsy Bitsy's Venetian Frame label
DIs - Shabby shutters, Crushed olive, Tattered rose
Zing White Embossing powder
Stamp Set - IBS - Small frame label sentiment
pollens, pearls from stash

Challenges entered:
Cheerylynn - Laces -  (used CLD sunflower die, Tiffany border, Ivy leaves)
Cardmania - Doily
IBS - Color challenge -used pink, blue, white

IBS customer gallery - Used IBS stamp set
Creative inspirations - Lovely lace

Sep 25, 2014

Third Blogoversary and Floral Thank You card :)

Hiya Crafter friends,

Here today after a looooong vacation and of course hard to be back to my regular mundane and crafting as well, after my India visit. Little space of mine is celebrating third blogoversary today and have come here to say special thanks to all visitors, blogger pals whose continuous comments has driven me to this stage. 
Thank you so much dearies.

A quick Thank you card for you wonderful people out there!!!

Marienne die frame is from DCWV stack and that is matted on front embossed panel, which is again matted to a Black base CS. The flowers are made from CLD gardenia strip and yellow pollens are added to it. 
The tiny flowers are diecut from MFT fancy blossoms to which red pollen added and arrangements made on a CLD  tropical fluorish with few CLD rose leaves diecuts.

Flowers are distressed, misted and dry embossed to give shapes and the yellow front panel is embossed using Darice embossing folder. Sentiment is white embossed using Zing Ep. CLD butterfly is distressed and added near floral cluster and few pearls are as accents to complete the card.


CS - Black CS, Creme CS, DCWV La creme matstack
Distress inks - Tattered rose, Wildhoney, Shabby shutters, Mustard seed
Dies - Marianne frame die, CLD gardenia strip, CLD butterfly, CLD tropical florish, CLD rose leaf strip, MFT fancy blossoms
Sentiment - IBS - Fancy labels stamp set
Ep - Zing White Ep
Embossing folder - Interlocking Darice Emb.folder

Challenges Entered:

Cheery Lynn Designs - Diecut flowers (used CLD gardenia strip, CLD butterfly, CLD tropical florish, CLD rose leaf strip)
Imaginations - Embossing - (dry embossing on front panel and flowers, sentiment is heat embossed)
Cuttlebug mania - Anything diecut (CLD gardenia die for flowers, Marianne frame, MFT fancy blossom die, CLD florish die, rose strip die)  
IBS - September Customer gallery (used fancy label stamp set)
IBS - color challenge#86 (used white in sentiment, blue and pink in flowers)

Jun 17, 2014

Floral Thank You card :)

Yet another post and of course a last one before my India trip on 24th June :)

In my last India trip, carried few craft supplies and it was lying almost 1 month unused. Atlast now find some time to use those.

Stenciling is done with TH honeycomb stencil using Texture paste and by masking a central portion of the card using a scallopped oval diecut, misted the card with Heidi Swapp Georgia peach shimmer mist.

MFT fluorishes are added and Flowers are made from CLD Gardenia strips by misting, distressing with various distress inks - Tumbled glass, Fired brick, Dusty concord and those CLD ivy fluorish leaves are distressed at edges by Crushed olive distress ink.

And a butterfly is stamped on White CS, colored using distress inks - Mustard seed and Wild honey and fussy cut and added near floral spray.

Used Gauze on adhesive side of masking tape and  sponged it with Distress ink Victorian velvet. A sentiment is stamped, then diecut it using Spellbinder Ribbon Banner die and added to the card. Misted stenciled cs are used as banners at right top of cards and few pearls are added as final touch.

Hope you like the card!!

White CS 
Inks - Dusty concord, Tumbled glass, Fired Brick, Wild honey, Mustard seed, crushed olive, victorian velvet, Rangers Archival Black
Dies - Spellbinder ribbon banner die, MFT florish die, CLD gardenia strip, CLD ivy florish die
Stamp - Stampendous Butterfly, IBS - Small label frame sentiment
Stencil - TH honey comb
Mist - Heidi Swapp Georgia peach shimmer spray

Challenges :
Lulupu - Inspired by Lulupu logo    (used colors from palette given and banners are used )

BGC - Stamping in fabric and misting (misted with Heidi swapp georgia peach spray on bg and stamped sentiment on diecut gauze)

IBS June customer gallery - (used sentiment from Small label frame)

Imaginations - Anything goes with DIs (Dusty concord, Tumbled glass, Fired Brick, Wild honey, Mustard seed, crushed olive, victorian velvet)

Curtain call challenges -Sweet pea theme (inspired by colors)

Jun 16, 2014

Floral Birthday Card

Been in long slumber..and yeah am back again with a floral birthday card :)

Hubby's Europe trip for 2 weeks and other family commitments kept me away from Crafting and...atlast made this card to blog again here before my India trip in coming week...Ya its 2 month vacation at India :)

This card is for a sweet friend of mine who is celebrating Birthday today!!! Very Happy Birthday dear :)

Wanted to keep it sweet and simple!

Embossed the front panel and added a Blossom four largest diecut as focal point, for mounting the stamped flowers. Flowers are heat embossed in watercolor paper and Distress ink - Fried brick is used for coloring it. Vellum diecut fluorish is added by coloring it with Distress ink - Crushed olive.

Butterfly is heat embossed with Black Zing Embossing powder in watercolor paper and colored with Distress ink -  Wild Honey.

Then these are cut and mounted on the focal diecut which is distressed on edges using Distress ink - antique linen.

Sentiment is added on the banner and added just below the floral arrangement.

Hope you like the card.

Thank you visitors, fellow bloggers who constantly visited  and commented. Special Thanks to those dearies, who mailed me to know my absence here in Blogoland :)


White CS - Watercolor paper
Dies :  CLD tropical florish , Spellbinders Ribbon banner, Spellbinders Blossoms four
Distress inks - Wild honey, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive
Darice Interlocking embossing folder
Sentiment stamp - IBS Lovely Birthday 
Stamped Flowers - IBS Summer Flowers
Stamped Butterfly - IBS Butterfly wings 


Crafters corner -  Stamp, color and cut with Birthday theme ( Flowers, butterfly are heat embossed, colored,cut and used on birthday floral card)

Imaginations - Anything goes with DIs (used Distress inks - Wild honey, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive)

IBS - Customer gallerySentiment stamp - IBS Lovely Birthday 
Stamped Flowers - IBS Summer Flowers
Stamped Butterfly - IBS Butterfly wings )

Apr 29, 2014

Pink Posies :)

Very happy to share that, today my card is being featured at Inspired By Stamping blog. Would like to thank Joanna and IBS team for this opportunity. This card and the co-ordinating box is made by IBS products  such as Spring liliac, Vintage floral paperpads, Sweet Valentine and Butterfly wings Stamp sets

Now onto card :)

Used this pic for inspiration.

The pps from Spring floral and Vintage floral are taken in light mint and baby pink color and matted. Used Picket fence distress stains randomly on pps to tone down their colors. This card front is matted with 6x6 white base cs.

Tore the pp at top left corner and curled up the edges, such that inner pp later is visible. And inbetween that space, tucked a baby pink tulle. Baby pink roses are made using Joy craft die and leaves are made from CLD rose leaf die and muted the color of it by applying picket fence DS on it.

Fillers flowers, mini rose buds are added to create the spray and teeny tiny bow added. Butterflies are heat embossed on vellum and colored with spun sugar Distress ink. Sentiment is stamped on a white vellum and heart pearls are added. Few white pearls as accents.

Box :)

Box and Card:)

This box is so very apt for holding 3dimensional projects such as 6x6 cards. Made a box from 300 gsm kraft cs and used velcro for its closures. On the sides, used CLD tiffany border on white cs. And on top of it, followed the same color scheme as card. Used digital freebies for pps and matted on each other using foam adhesive. Mulberry flowers with candi polka dot centres, a mft florish, grosgrain ribbon and few pearls are added. Sentiment is added on a Venetian label frame and added at centre.

I absoultely enjoyed doing this monochromatic shabby chic project. Hope you like it too!


White Fabriano CS
PPs- IBS - Spring liliac, Vintage floral paperpads
Dies - Joy crafts die, Itsy Bitsy Venetian label frame
Stamps - IBS - Sentiment :Sweet Valentine ,Butterfly - Butterfly wings
Picket fence Distress stain, pearls,vellum, Zing white embossing powder

Box :
Kraft CS
PPs -Digital freebies
Dies - Venetian label frame
Sentiment - IBS Sweet valentine stamp set
Mulberry flowers, candi dots, mft florish, pink pearls, pink grossbrain ribbon

Challenges entered:

Dubai Scrapbooking - Pic inspiration (pic shared above)
Itsy Bitsy - Monochromatic challenge
Crafters corner -  Go 3D (Box for a dimensional card)
613create Avenue - Anything goes

Apr 23, 2014

Altered Frame :)

Hey Hi Friends!
Today's post is about an altered frame. This frame was lying with me for more than 1.5 yrs now and current challenges demand it to alter it and so this sweet trial :) 

This frame fits 4"x6" pic and it was gifted by a friend when we left Taiwan. So wanted to place a pic which we took in Taiwan in an outdoor shoot, before our relocation to UAE.

This pic was taken during onset of Spring season and so wanted to give more cheery and colorful blooms which is signature of Spring :)

Gessoed down the frame and added these lacey distressed Tiffany border by modpodging it. Border is distressed with Walnut stain - Distress stain. Then blooms are made from Cheerylynn Designs (CLD) Gardenia strip and the floral leaves are made from CLD Olive branches and MFT florish dies which is again sponged with peeled paint Distress stain. 

Closeup views of Blooms :)

Flowers are misted with Distress stains (Milled lavender, Mustard seed, Dried marigold, Dusty concord) and embossed to give shapes. (Love making these as i never used these colors for flowers earlier). Centre is made using styrofoam balls which is filled with Pop microbeads. (Oh ya...its my new add to my stash..Just loving it) Fillers flowers are added to clusters.

Love Heart woodchip is gesso-ed first and then misted with Heidi Swapp Georgia peach shimmer and lastly added glossy accents for that glossiness. Lastly added pearl strips and FAMILY glittered alphas as final touch.



I totally loved altering this frame and planned to gift it to Mom as Mothers Day gift :)
Hope you too like it!!


CS-  Fabriano brusto
Distress stains - Milled lavender, Dusty concord, Dried marigold, Mustard seed
Dies - Tiffany border, MFT florish die, CLD olivebranches and gardenia strip
Pop microbeads - pink and black
Heidi Swapp - Georgia peach shimmer
Freckled fawn -Heart woodchips
FAMILY - Itsy bitsy glittered alphas, glossy accents
pearls, filler flowers,


Dubai Scrapbooking Blog - Altered frame 

Color conception - Anything but cards  (mine is Altered frame)

IBS#81 - Flowers

Stampartic- Using dies (CLD tiffany border die, flowers from CLD gardenia strip dies, CLD olive branches dies, MFT leafy florish die)

Curtain call challenge- Confetti crush