Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Shabby Chic !!

Hello everyone....

Good to be back, even though the break was jus a few days. Here is my first try @ shabby chic style. I followed a post by Ujjwal Goel on how to do it. Also this card is inspired by Archana Bhurke's card. Sorry i couldnt find the exact link to both (read it as too lazy :( )

Anyways here is the card

Here is a lot of firsts for me in this card. Used Distress Ink, yay! ya got my first couple of distress inks, its soo soo juicy. Even the Flower button & sentiment is done using the Distress ink (Vintage photo ofcourse!). Really loved how this card has turned out, many corrections to do, but still i love it.
I even tried distressing the corners of the pattern paper with a scissors & directly applied Distress ink. The felt flowers are handmade, and i have added ribbon & pearls (wats shabby chic without it). Nothing else about the card.

Supplies used
Card Stock- Fabriano
PP- from Itsy Bitsy
Buttons- Local Buy
Distress ink- Vintage photo
Ribbon & Pearl- from stash

Linking it to
For the Love of Crafting My heart goes Shabby
Lets Get Trendy Now!3 Handmade Embellishment
IBS June Blog hop Vintage or Shabby Chic
Pin & Tack # 10 - Spark ur Creativity

Have a happy crafty week

Friday, 21 June 2013

Rainbow colours....

To my dear blog friends,

thanks for taking time to comment on my work, it really makes me happy. Ok now back to business, Made this layout for my lil guy whose scrapbook am still in the process of doing. Lets take a look...

There's a lotta textures gone into this making,
red- corrugated sheet
orange - moon rock sheet
yellow - felt cloth
green & purple - PP
Blue - Punch craft paper

I loved making this layout, it IS bright, isnt it. Added ruffled ribbon & some embellishments to add interest. Hope you like it, thanks for visiting.

bye bye

Submitting it to

Catchy challenges Rainbow Colours
Lets get trendy Now! Day 5- Textured Layers
The Mixy-Matchy Style challenge @ Moxie Fab World
The cutie Pie Challenge # 46 One for Kids

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

My first Stamping !!

Hi everybody....

Here is my first attempt at stamping. This is the advantage of challenges, it makes u try out new techniques. The contest at Lulupu kept me itching to try out the stamp set i have been having for a long time now.

This is the only stamp set (other than sentiments) i have got, so no second thoughts there, but using it efficiently..... that kept me thinking. After some deliberation, here are the cards that i was satisfied with,

{Sorry for the bad pic}.... For this i have used the first stamp, stamped it out in orange n red and i have fussy cut it and made flowers out of it. Added some bling to the centre, The sentiment is hand written.

Linking it to

CAS(E) this Sketch # 32
Cupcake 247 - Lets get Sentimental

 Now here is my second card,

For the second card, i have used the second stamp. First i created a continuous pattern out of it, then drew the checks, made an Argyle pattern (inspired by BGC # 33) and formed this tile layout. Again the sentiment here is hand written. Kept both cards neat n simple, i love it dat way.

Hope u liked both the cards today, pls do give me ur feedback, this is my first attempt @ stamping, dint know the rules, jus tried it out.


Playing it along with

Beyond Grey Challenges # 33 ARGYLE

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Quilled Roses

Hi people......

I have started my quilling projects after a long gap. I made this CAS card for my mom on mothers' day, jus now getting to post it. Have lots n lots to improve in quilling, am jus getting to try out all the new methods, so hopefully ill be posting quilled creations soon.

Guess the card is self explanatory, The sentiment is hand written and cut. Here is a close up of the roses.

Close-Up of the Roses

Linking it upto

CAS(E) This Sketch # 32
Challenges for everybody # 22 Anything Goes
Pin & Tack # 10 Anything Goes


Saturday, 15 June 2013

My first Blog Award !!!

Am super happy to receive my first blog recognition award, actually too late in posting ma award. This was because of lack of time for searching new blogs. Finally i decided i could pass it on to any new blogs (not necessarily craft-related blogs). So here i am....

Thank u AnuPrem & Hema for passing the award to me....

- thank the person who gave you the award
- put a link of her/his blog in your blog
- put in your blog the logo of the award
- give the award to 7 blogs with less than 50 members
- put links to this blog
- inform these people that they received the award
- write 7 thing (facts) about yourself

Am passing it on to

1. Anusha

2. Siva Shankari

3. Nehal Kalaria

7. Div

Facts About myself

1. Am very bad @ this (ie.. listing about me, let me try)

2. Am an engineering cum MBA graduate

3. Tried out a new venture along with my Sister Sasi Dharani called 'Pink n Blue', (Summer Camp for Kids)

4. Crafting is my passion, basically do it for my kids n family

5. Love outdoor games (but sadly missing them)

6. A thrifty shopper

7. Love Movies (romantic comedy) & books (recently into historical n epic based)

Thats it from me..

Bits an' pieces-paper boutique celebration candy

check out this super cool celebration candy from a brand new craft store Bits n pieces by Kalalayaa art studio's Kavita......

you can see the details here Thanks kavita for this awesome chance.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Xylophone Card !!

Hello crafty minds

Check out this cool card,

My kids were playing with their stuff in which was a toy xylophone, immediately seeing the colours i wanted to make a card based on it for the current challenge at catchy challenges. I loved how it has turned out. I tried keeping the sticks (or wat ever its called) above the xylophone but i dint want to disturb the clean look, so placed it beneath the sentiment. Nothing else to describe, jus a CAS card.

Supplies Used
Itsy Bitsy Punch craft papers
IB brads
Fiesta buttons (now a days am addicted to buttons, not able to complete any project without it)

LInking it to
Catchy Challenges - Rainbow colours without rainbow

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Gift Box & Tag

Hello all...

Here is a gift box n tag i made for the current challenge at Crafters Corner.

I altered a Ipod box into a gift box. I just needed a reason to make a box for the challenge, so wen my daughter wanted a cute little box to put her crayons at school, i jumped at the chance. The coordinating tag will be used on her school bag or travel bag, both the box n the tag has her name on it. I soo wanted to use a pretty lil bow, but it will be inconvenient for her to handle. For such reasons i have kept the embellishments to a minimum. Here is another view. 

As an after thought, there are so many things i could have done different. But thats the way it is, gotta keep improving at each attempt.

Supplies Used
PP - DCWV Girlhood paper stack
Blue Stripes Washi tape - LuLupu
Buttons - Locally bought
The butterfly n flowers on the tag - i have coloured it with sketch & added pearls
Golden handle on the Tag - from old marriage invite

ok, hope u all liked it. Do give me ur feedback
c u soon again

PLaying it along at

Crafters Corner # 9 - Gifts Galore
The Cutie Pie Challenge  # 46 - One for kids

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Take time to...... DREAM

Dear Bloggers,

I wanted to make some cards for a few challenges.... am often said to 'over analysis' things, and that's why may be my subconscious came up with a card that fits the bill for not 1 but 4 challenges.

I love the blue embossed handmade sheet, thanks to Naveena (Rajavalli) who bought me a huge bundle of handmade sheets all the way from chennai, Thank u dear sis. The buttons are from Itsy Bitsy (Fiesta buttons) as are the flourishes. The bling is locally bought & fabric flowers are from mom s old saree.

Thats it for now. bye 

This is my take for the following challenges,
CAS(E) this Sketch  # 31
The Play Date Cafe # 185

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Yet another Explosion Box

Hello crafters

Here is an explosion box i made on order for a friend. After deliberating with the colours i decided to go with White n Red. It has a lot of hearts and can be used with the valentine theme too.

The Outside View

The linked hearts i made is purely hand-cut and glittered. Love how it has turned out. The box top has a gorgeous lace and a matching colour ribbon. Here is a close up of the linked hearts.

Glittered Linked Hearts

This time i have tried putting the layers criss cross instead of the usual type, here is the pic when u open the box. 

Top view of the opened Box

And Viola...... lovely isnt it

The Open Box

For the layered hearts in the centre i used floral stem to make a spring and attached the hearts, now it gives a nice wobbly effect wen u shake it. Then i have attached a few hearts using ohp sheets.


I also made a card with spiral hearts and linked it. And for one of the pockets to put photos, i upcycled the red cloth from a saree and added few beads. 

Hope u all liked it. I really loved making it.
ps. most of the items i use are locally bought except for PP, but still if there is any query, ill be happy to help.

Happy crafting

Playing it along with

Itsy Bitsy All that Glitters Challenge
        (Glittered the hearts on the box)
LESSology # 26 Feel The Bead
        (upcycled the red cloth and used white beads on it)
Pin & Tack # 10 Anything Goes

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Black & Gold Explosion Box

Hello there,

Am posting an explosion box i made for a sweet couple on occasion of the aiyappa's 70th birthday. Here are the pics,

I have created the flower by joining 2 EK success flower burst punch flowers and added black pearls to the centre. And the chevron strip around the box top is upcycled from my mom s old saree. It matches well right?

To the centre of the box i added my fav spiral flowers and a few leaves. I have left a couple of spaces for the photos. 

The pocket you see here is also upcycled from an old gold cloth. I took the border part to make use of the design n stones.
I loved this explosion box because of the colours n the fact that the finishing is slightly better than the last one. Hoping to improve further. 

bye bye

Edit..(Listing supplies, as suggested by Vithya from craftvithme)

Black & Gold CS- Locally bought
PP - DCWV Girlhood Stack
Polka Dot ribbons and buttons - Readers club,Indore (from Pooja)
Ek Success Flower burst punch for the flowers on the outer box
Hope i havecovered it all.

Entering this for the following Challenges,

      (Upcycled the chevron fabric and the gold colour fabric from old sarees)
Challenges for everybody # 21- Anything Goes
Pin & Tack # 10
Simon says stamp Anything Goes

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