Jan 20, 2015

Inspired by...

Hey Hi!

A quick post today as my son gone for a dance practice for tomorrow's Tiny Tot's Day in school, had ample 6 hours to finish a DT post and this card today :)

This card is much inspired by very many things...
First the quote which comes in IBS Butterfly wings stamp set, which was a challenge win at IBS :)
Love the stamp set for the different butterflies and for the quotes.

Second which caught my eye ...was this Inspiration pic which is my screensaver in my lappy for a long time.

And last...those sunset colors and the images of it.

I wanted to try those colors and wanted to make a card and so this dare attempt from my end,
Now...you should say...how it looks?

Took a 5x5 white CS and started building the colors from scattered straw, rusty hinge, aged mahogany, vintage photo and black soot DIs. I enjoyed the process being so inky :)

I stamped those wild flowers, grasses and wheat stalk from Meadows stampset and the stamped the sentiment in versamark and white heat embossed.

And stamped the butterfly near the wheat stalk and just drawn the legs alone, as if its grabbing it.

Hope you like it! Do leave comments, as it means a lot to me :)


Fabriano White CS
Inks - DIs - Scattered straw, Rusty hinge, Aged Mahogany, Vintage photo, Black Soot 
Ranger Black Archival ink

Stamps  - Sentiment and Butterfly from Butterfly wings
Grasses, wild flowers from Meadows from Inkadinkado

WOW white embossing powder. versamark embossing ink, heat tool


IBS customer gallery - used Sentiment and Butterfly from  IBS Butterfly wings

One stich at a time - Anything goes with something new (Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set,Scattered straw DI are new in my stash)

country view challenge - something new to u (Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set,Scattered straw DI are new in my stash)

Jan 19, 2015

Love Birds Card :)

Love is in air.....

Valentine day is nearing and the challenges at very many blog demands Love themed cards :)

And so my attempt making a Love themed one with various diecuts and use of dark shades. Hope you like it!!

Here we go,

The red CS front panel is a diecut from my new Spellbinder die - A2 Divine Eloquence and this has been matted on base White and Black CS. And on it Cheerylynn French pastry doily in black is kept as a base for the white caged birds diecut.

Hope it goes so well with the theme Love, as they look each other and to emphasize even more, added heart rhinestones on each bird and the point of their meet, added a wood veener heart which is sponged with Worn lipstick DI.

The floral spray is made using the new cheerylynn die in my stash...Those cabagge roses and single petal blooms are made using CLD Medium rose, which are sponged with Worn lipstick DI and the leaves are from Ivy florishes, which again are sponged with Bundled sage DI. Both leaves and flowers are sponged and shaped. The Memory box die hanging hearts are also my new addition to my craft stash, to which added pearls hearts at centre.

The IBS sentiment is stamped on the banner die of the Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence and
few rhinetsones are added as accents.

Hope you like my first card of this Valentine season  :)


CS - Fabriano White, Black, red

Cheerylynn die - Medium rose
Cheerylynn die - French pastry
Cheerylynn die- Ivy florishes
Memory box - Precious hearts
Spellbinders - A2 Divine Eloquence

Frekled fawn - Woodveener heart
Inks - Bundled sage, Wornlipstick DIs
Ranger black Archival ink

Sentiment - IBS sweet valentine


Cheerylynn -  Sweethearts (used hanging hearts, heart wood veener, heart rhinestones, heart pearls)
(Cheerylynn die - Medium rose
Cheerylynn die - French pastry
Cheerylynn die- Ivy florishes)

Allsorts - Spring flowers

Fairytale stampers - Flowers

NBUS - Cheerylynn medium rose die, Memory box precious hearts die are new in my craft stash

IBS customer gallery - Used selective stamping on IBS sweet valentine stampset

IBS - hearts and colors as well

Jan 17, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Love this season especially for the Snowflakes... and wanted to create a winter scene with the dies on hand.

This time took Cheerylynn Snowflakes die and used it on a winter scene. Hope you like it!

Here we go,

Matted Spellbinders curved rectangles on blue and white base cardstocks. The front panel is tore and roughed at its edges. Stamped my new Kaisercraft Woodgrain stamp in White embossing powder and slightly sponged with Vintage photo DI to mimic the frosty look on trees. MS sprig punch is used to added to create the frosty look of leaves on tree trunk.

A small diecut of same die is used to create a mini scene for the sentiment which says "Let it Snow". Masked the area and sponged with Tumbled glass and Broken China DIs and stamped the sentiment. And on the lower part on the word, "Snow" and around it added Diamond dust twinklets to create a frosty look.

And this is mounted on the front panel and to it added the Memory box Deer Trio diecut (a new addition to my craft stash), which is sponged on edges with vintage photo to give a defined look.
The deer family in kept on the snow which is created on base of the front panel.

And now the CLD snowflakes diecuts are taken, sponged with tumbled glass DI and added on the entire winter wonderland.

Hope you like this attempt.


CS - Fabriano CS white and blue

Cheerylynn Dies - Snowflakes die
Memory box - Deer trio
Spellbinders - Curved rectangles die

DI - Tumbled glass,broken china, vintage photo
Rangers Black archival ink


IBS winter wonderland for sentiment
Kaisercraft woodgrain stamp


Cheerylynn : Snowflakes (CLD snowflakes die)
Pinspiration challenge - Snowflake

Jan 15, 2015

Pastel shades

My DT inspiration card for this fortnight at Cardabilities .

Come and play along the challenge and this time our Super Sponser is none other than my very favorite Inspired by Stamping.
Known for superb images and awesome stamps with wonderful quotes. Check their blog and join their pinterest board for inspirations.

Here is my card!

The sketch #115 is

Did you see my new personalised watermark from Cardabilities. Oh yeah...ever first DT term and ever first personalised watermark...am all the more joy :) Thank U Karan Gerber, am in love with your awesome sketches and so the watermark!!!

Coming to the card, Used Spellbinders - Curved rectangles for layering on a base white CS. The diecuts are sponged using spun sugar and mustard seed DIs when in dies itself to have a neat sponged border.

Did you noticed my new Spellbinders _Foliage die. That is the new one in my craft stash. The leaves are from those dies and again i sponged with crushed olive when they are in dies itself, to get a defined look.

IBS Australian Nature stamp set is used for those butterflies, which are heat embossed in black Zing powder and sponged with Rusty hinge DI.This stamp is also my new craft stash.

IBS Sentiment is stamped on the Spellbinders banners and ribbons die and and they are also sponged with spun sugar DI.

Few pearls here and there as accents.

Hope you like this simple card :)

Wishing all Indian friends A Very Happy Mahar Sankranti / Pongal : "Harvest Festival" :)
May this new month brings all prosperity and happiness into everyone's life :)


CS - White Fabriano CS
Dies - Spellbinders Foliage die, Spellbinders curved rectangles, Spellbinders banners and ribbons
DIs - Spun sugar, peeled paint,mustard seed, rusty hinge
Ranger Black archival ink 
IBS Australian nature  for butterfly, IBS Butterfly wings for sentiment


IBS customer galleryIBS Australian nature  for butterfly, IBS Butterfly wings for sentiment
IBS #90 - used baby pink and white

Jan 8, 2015

Winter Whites :)

First post in this new year 2015!!

Like last year, this year too i have started my first post on WOW card (white on white). Am a big fan of WOW cards. Earlier done 4 Wow cards and you can check here .

This card done entirely using Cheerylynn dies only :)

CLD's Mexican tile die is used for the front panel and for me every tile look like a snowflake :) .Its matted against a front and base panel using foam tape for the dimensional look. White Thai tissue paper is used for the central portion and the texture of it, mimics snowy feel and on it added my new CLD Snowflakes die, which has very many sizes and patterns of the snowflakes. At one go, you can have lots of snowflake diecuts :) IBS sentiment is stamped using versamark and silver embossed.

Diagonally at corners, the flower clusters are made using CLD gardenia die, one of my ever favorite for making roses and this time i used diamond dust glitter for that frosty look on flowers.
The Flaky flowers are made using CLD embellishment die and the CLD build flower-2 leaves are being used along  with CLD ivy flourish die, CLD tropical flourish die.

Few more shots

Pearls of various sizes used as centres in snowflakes and flowers.

Hope you like it!!


Base CS, Front panel - Fabriano 

CLD -gardenia strip,
CLD tropical flourish
CLD snowflakes die
CLD mexican tile die
CLD ivy flourish
CLD embellishments die
CLD build a flower 2

Zing silver embossing powder, pearls.

Stamp - IBS winter wonderland


Cheerylynn designs- Winter white

IBS customer gallery - winter wonderful stamp set used

Cardmania - CMC#64 Make it sparkle (Diamond dust on flowers for sparkle look)

Dies r us - Anything goes with something new  (used my brand new stuffs - Cheerylynn Snowflake die , Cheerylynn Build a flower-2 )

Pinspirational challenge - Snowflake

NBUS#3 (used my brand new stuffs - Cheerylynn Snowflake die , Cheerylynn Build a flower-2 )

Dec 30, 2014

Vintage card - Just for U :)

Its my second time try at Vintage style. Earlier card can be seen here. Love this style for the dark tones of brown, beige, tans, black hues and still creating magic.

This is the last card for this year 2014 and also DT inspiration card for the Cardabilities challenge.

Felt like IBS Vintage floral PP is so apt for this theme and so matted this against the black CS. To achieve the look, pp is roughed,rolled at edges using scissors, distressed with vintage photo DI and to give a bit more darker shade, distressed pp at various places and stamped randomly with IBS script stamp from Friends forever stamp set using same DI. Am in love with the effect it has created on bg.

Used Doily die and cut the doilies of various sizes in brown CS. And on it, arranged the floral using Joycrafts die. This time, tried a different flower other than my usual flower style. Hope you like it!

Closer shot of flowers

For stamens, used CLD embellishment dies and cut in black CS. The rose strips are diecut in white and distressed with Vintage photo DI and the florishes of black and white to balance the flowers.
Sentiment is stamped in oval scallop diecut and distressed with DI.

Thats all from me :)

Wishing all my readers, blogger-pals, a very very Happy and Wonderful New Year 2015. May your days ahead be more joyous and lovely :)

Thanks so much for the support and lovely comments, which is the only source of driving force for me.


Vintage floral PP - IBS
CS- Brown,Black
Dies - Joycrafts florishes die, MFT scrolled florishes, CLD embellishments die, CLD rose leaf strip, Nellie Snellen doily die,Couture Scalloped oval die

Stamps- Script from IBS forever friends set
              Sentiment from Small label stamp set
Inks - vintage photo DI


IBS customer gallery - vintage floral pp and forever friends stampset.

Dec 15, 2014

You're Special!!!

This fortnight's DT inspiration for Cardabilities blog. Blogging for the first time from Chennai..Oh yeah...Enjoying winter vacation now here with such heavy downpour :)

Sketch#113 is

Hope you like my attempt on the inspiration. Play along the challenge and visit Cardabilities to see fellow DTs inspirations.

About the card:

PP is distressed at the edges and matted against the White CS. Another PP is used  as frame diecut, and on it arranged a simple floral cluster with the baby pink roses, pale blue rose and a simple florish.

Tifany border strip is diecut from a light blue pp and matted on the frame under the floral cluster.
A large IO butterfly die is added near the floral cluster to add an extra interest.

Few pearls as accents. and IBS sentiment added on a banner.

Base PP, Tiffany border strip PP - Zephyr paper pad
Frame diecut PP - Docrafts Paperpad
Dies - IO butterfly, CLD gardenia strip, MFT florish, Joycrafts frame die
DI - Spun sugar, Tumbled glass


IBS - customer gallery (used just because stampset)