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

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 :)