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 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
Curtain call challenge- Confetti crush

Apr 10, 2014

Quilling - My love :)

Its my ever first guestie post and am super excited about that. Thank you so much Deepti Stephens for this honor and offer.So sweet of u dear.

Quilling holds a very special place in my heart though am much into Cardmaking these days :)

Check CSCC blog for current challenge.

Here is the sneak peak for you all. Check here for the full reveal of the card :)

Come and play along the challenge. Lets have a "chill quill pill" :)

Apr 9, 2014

Birthday blooms :)

Today's post is dedicated to my Dearmost Mom.

"Very Very Happpppy Birthday Ma...Love u soooooo much".

This is a CAS card i made for her..

White CS is embossed  and this front panel is matted on a base White CS. To the front panel, Twine is wrapped at centre of it and on it added vellum flowers. This is the first time tried using vellum to make flowers. And these are colored using Distress Stains- Rustyhinge, Mustard seed, Milled lavender and Dusty concord.

CLD ivy florish diecuts are added around the flowers. Scalloped sentiment banner is added on top of a layered diecut. The sentiment banner is embossed and distressed at edges for the sentiment to pop up.

Butterfly is embossed with Black Ep and distressed with tumbled glass for that slight blue tint.
Few pearls are added for the final touch.

Hope you like it.


White CS - Fabriano Brusto
Darice Interlocking Embossing folder
Thick White Vellum,
Dies - CLD Ivy florish, Itsy Bitsy - Scallop oval , Panel Venetian frame
Distress Stains - Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Miled Lavender.
IBS -Summer Florals stamp set for flowers , Lovely birthday
Baker's Twine, pearls.

Challenges :

Lulupu -Summer theme CAS cards (Used orange, yellow and blue and made floral CAS card)
BGC- Grown with love (used florals, butterfly)
IBS - Customer gallery (used Summer Florals stamp set for flowers , Lovely birthday for sentiment)
CLD - Anything goes (used CLD ivy florish dies)

P.S. Recently bought Distress Stains from a Bulgarian paper artist - Lidiya Baltova. Actually she destashed it as she gonna pursue her business. Am so delighted to receive from her and she is the past designer team of Paperlane, whose work, i have admired a lot. Thank U Lidiya and just loving those Distress stains a lot :) Love this sweet gesture!

Apr 6, 2014

Quilled Sunflowers card :)

Oh Yeah...Its been a loooong time since i quilled. After my Quilled Dedication frame for my granny, this is the card in recent times i made.

These quilled elements were made some 10 days before and just assembled today to form sunflowers, leaves, tendrils and twines. Happy to share since its completely made using Quilling Needle only and the flowers are made with 1.5mm width strips and distressed on tips with rich cocoa momento ink. Fringed flowers are distressed with wildhoney DI on edges. For an added interest, made some multistrips scrolls.

The background is made by scoring a Kraft CS on scoreboard randomly and distressing again with rich cocoa momento ink to give a wood bg and matted on sandcolor CS. And the this mounted on a black CS whose surface is vertically scored to create little texture to the card.

Wrapped Raffia around card, added a wooden button and a sentiment banner to finish the card. Hope you like it!

Linking this to  IBS Blog hop - Buttons


Mixed media frame

My little sis- soon to be bride loved it so much. Need to carry all the way from UAE to India... And so this framing idea :)

Apr 3, 2014

Spread ur wings...

Yet another Butterfly card from me. Little one is back to school today and now in KG2 :)

Used only CheeryLynn designs dies to make this card. Love the DCWV Mariposa collection a lot. Matted this to the kraft cardbase. Diecut CLD English teaparty doily from a Pattern paper and distressed with Tumbled glass DI. And the Tiffany border diecut is added to it.

And top of doily, Bloom is added by embossed and distressed petals using CLD sunflower die and CLD tropical florish is diecut from vellum to tone down the effect and tucked underneath the bloom. CLD  small exotic butterflies are diecut and distressed with tumbled glass DI and rich cocoa momento ink.

Sentiment is stamped from IBS butterfly wings stamp set and so the butterflies and the dragon fly. As a final touch, used fiskars tetra corner punch, added white rhinestones on corners and mini pearls on butterfly bodies.

Wanted to try out this combination and just went on what heart desired and this is the result. Hope you like the card. Many thanks for the visits and comments and that is what driving me in this crazy passionate crafty world :)


Base- Fabriano Kraft CS

PPs -DCWV Mariposa collection, Zephyr pattern paper 

Dies - CLD Tropical florish , CLD Tiffany border, CLD sunflower die, CLD small exotic butterflies with wings, CLD English tea party doily with wings.

Stamps- IBS Butterfly wings

Inks - Tumbled glass DI, Rich cocoa momento ink, Ranger Archival black ink
pearls, rhinestones


CLD - Back to nature (added diecut butterflies, stamped butterflies, butterfly pp, stamped dragonfly)
(Dies - CLD Tropical florish , CLD Tiffany border, CLD sunflower die, CLD small exotic butterflies with wings, CLD English tea party doily with wings)

IBS - Customer gallery  (IBS Butterfly wings)

Inky Chiks - Butterflies (used diecut butterflies, stamped butterflies, card front from Mariposa collection)                 

Mar 25, 2014

Altered Wooden Ladle - A Wall Hanging :)

Hey Hello!!!

This time have come up with an altered wooden ladle....into a wall hanging :)

New wooden ladle was taken and painted in white acrylic paint and after drying,  distressed with Rich cocoa momento and sanded with sanding block to give a shabby chic look.


To level the depth of the ladle, added some packaging cardboard as strips and hot glued it. Then on top of it, added 2 English Tea Party Doily Angel wings is diecut from IBS vintage florals pp as base. The focal element - Butterfly is a diecut and distressed with Danube momento ink and added just below the sentiment diecut,which is also distressed with rich cocoa momento. A scallop border sticker is added as a trim under doilies on the baby pink tulle.

Handmade blooms :)

Tried making some crinkled flowers with pearl centers and added with florishes. Those leaves are from Ivy florish diecuts. Flowers are distressed with rich cocoa momento and Tumbled glass DI and misted with water to get shapes.

Wrapped the handle with pink grossgrain ribbon and added MS butterfly stamp and punch butterflies in series and a big butterfly diecut is added on a sentiment diecut saying "Spread your wings and Fly". Few trims on the handle with blue grossgrain ribbon as loop for hanging :)

Love those sentiments and now only had time to create apt project for that :)
Hope you like it!!


Diecut - IO butterfly
MFT florishes die
Joy crafts florishes die for flowers
Itsy bitsy Scallop die,
Itsy Bitsy Venetian label frame die
CLD English tea party doily with wings
CLD ivy strips

Pattern papers- Vintage floral

Stamps- Butterfly wings from  IBS

Grossgrain ribbon, pearls, MS butterfly stamp and punch,momento danube, momento rich cocoa, Tumbled glass DI.

Challenges Entered:

BGC - Altered Dinnerware (Altered wooden ladle - Shabby chic style)
IBS - Customer gallery (vintage floral paperpad and Butterfly wings stamps set used)
Lulupu- 2nd bday celebration - Everything else - (used P- Pattern papers, pearls,pink
                                                                                    L - Ladle, Lavender,
                                                                                     T- Trim, Tulle,
                                                                                     C-Cardstock, Cheerylynn dies)
IBS- Gift ideas (Wall hanging - Its a perfect gift idea to gift dear ones)

Mar 21, 2014

Treat boxes and Post-It Notes Holders :)

Hi All!

Today's post is not a card, but a quick attempt to make treat boxes and post-it notes holder. Its for my son's class teacher and teacher assistant. Today we went to receive his progress report and admission card for KG-II. Oh ya...He successfully completed his KG-I :) Feeling accomplished....

Seen many tutes in net and its my version of those using my own measurements. Used Patterned papers from Papermania and for Post it notes, layered Digital freebie on top of White CS.

Wanted to keep it simple and sweet, so added single flower on each, punched border, pearl centres and red grossgrain ribbon. Added Venetian frame label as banners for sentiment which is sponged using Wild honey Distress ink and Lady bug momento ink. For closure of those treat boxes and post-it notes, used partial diecutting of the same die used for sentiment banner and velcro added inside. Added sentiment - Best wishes on the punched border on Post it notes.

As a final touch, added a distressed banner with my little one's handwriting saying " Love U Mam, Adithya" and candies in Treat boxes :)


White CS - Fabriano Brusto
Pattern papers - Digital freebie, Papermania
Dies - Venetian Label Frame -Itsy Bitsy
Sentiment - Used "Thank U" sentiment  from Small labels and "Best Wishes" from Butterfly wings
Wild Honey Distress ink , Lady Bug momento ink
MS Deco shell punched border, pearls, white mulberry flowers, red grossgrain ribbon,velcro

Hope you like it!

Lulupu - 2nd year celebration (Everything else Used P - Pattern papers, Pearls, Post-it notes, punched         border, partial diecutting, lady bug momento ink
                                                                                     L - Layers, Love
                                                                                      C- Cardstock
                                                                                       T - Treat boxes, Thank U sentiment

IBS - Customer gallery - Used "Thank U" sentiment  from Small labels and "Best Wishes" from Butterfly wings