Nov 15, 2014

Debut DT Post!

Very Happy to Design for Cardabilities today and this is my Debut post as Design Team member.

Thank You Karan Gerber for this awesome chance to work with the wonderful Design members across the globe. Always loved your wonderful floral sketches.

The Sketch #111 reveal for today is

And my take on the Sketch is

Its a 6x6 card floral card with a digital image sponsored by the Pickled Potpourri Designs.

A kraft CS is matted on a IBS Vintage floral PP. Colored the digi using Faber Castell watercolor pencils and used a dry technique. Hope it needs a lot of improvement.

Roses are made using CLD gardenia die and colored with Festive berries DI. The other flowers are created using MFT petal party die and colored with Tumbled glass DI.

Colored digi placed centrally on a doily and the floral arrangement are on a side with CLD rose leaves die and CLD ivy flourishes die which are again sponged with Peeled paint and Crushed olive DIs.

Few DI inks splatters and pearl centres to finish off the card with a IBS sentiment on Spellbinders banner using Rangers Archival black ink.

Visit Cardabilities blog to see my fellow Designers' creations and play along to have fun.


PP - IBS Vintage floral 
CS - Fabriano kraft
Inks - DIs : Peeled paint, Crushed olive, Festive berries and Rangers Archival Black ink
Sentiment - IBS Just because set
Dies - CLD:  Ivy florishes die,  Rose leaf die, Gardenia strip, MFT : petal party
Nellie Snellen doily


IBS customer gallery - Used Jus because stamp set, Vintage floral pp

IBS #88  (Used kraft, white , red and green )
Color challenge

Nov 7, 2014

I'm Thankful!

Hi Friends!

Am back again with am thankful card. Its for all the loving wishes for my birthday which just poured in my inbox and embellished my day in a very special way..

And also loads of craft supplies as gifts from my Mom, which just reached UAE few days before. And my hubby ordered lots of craft supplies which safely reached my Cousin at USA, which will reach me next year only..

And another happy news...Have been selected as the Design Team Member of Cardabilities. Love the wonderful sketches at the blog and am so very happy to be among the talented bunch of designers there. Thank you Karan Gerber, for the chance in your awesome team :)

Lot many reasons to say Thanks from my end :)

Made a 6x6 floral card. PPs are matted on the dark brown CS. All the florals except the central white flower is handmade ones. CLD gardenia strip is used to make the flowers and the small roses are made form Mft fancy blossoms die.
Florals are arranged on the tulle with CLD roses leaves and CLD Tropical flourish die.

Florals are distressed with Distress inks - Festive berries, Tumbled glass and dry embossed with the yellow pollens as centres. Sentiment is stamped on banner made from Marianne die

Joycrafts die - Butterflies are added . Few pearls, Raffia double bow as accents to finish the card.


CS - Fabriano Dark brown CS
PPs- Woody and Vintage Notes
Dies -Joycrafts Vintage florishes
          Marianne Banner die
          MFT fancy blossoms
          CLD gardenia strip
          CLD tropical florish
          CLD rose leave strip
DIs - Tumbled glass, Festive berry
Black Archival Ink
Sentiment - IBS Just Because stamp set
Cream Raffia - RAK from Pooja (Reusing with Quilling). Thanks Pooja :)


Cheerylynn challenges - Give Thanks (CLD gardenia strip
          CLD tropical florish
          CLD rose leave strip)

IBS - Customer gallery (IBS just because stamp set)
IBS - #87

Sketch saturday - #334

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 )