Thursday, 29 December 2016

Distress ink Mosaic Cards

Hi friends

As the year end closes in, trying to update the various projects i missed out. The following cards were part of the Teacher's day series. Mosaic cards are easy to mass produce. 

Here the butterfly is coated with glossy accents.

 Also i made few mini cards. Used some bakers twine for the front panel and the sentiment is heat embossed.

Love the look of it. Simple & effective. 
Thats it for today. Thanks for dropping by.


playing along with
1. C.R.A.F.T challenge #396 - ATG

2. Avenue 613 # 192- ATG

3. Alphabet challenge - use something RED

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Trishutter Shaker card

Hi crafters

Hope the year end holidays are fun filled with family & friends.

Today i am sharing an interactive card i made long back but forgot to share. This card was made for a lil boy's 1st birthday which was 'Castle' themed. Here are the pics

Castle Shaker front

close ups

Inside of the trishutter card

i know i know.... it looks a bit amateurish. Wonder how long back i did that. But love the shaker shape and the lock. Also its been such a long time since i did any interactive cards. 

Ok, hope you liked it. Thanks for dropping by. See you soon

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Baby Layout- Naming Ceremony

Hello everyone,

Today am sharing a baby layout which can also be framed. The pics first,

Its a 8*8 inch board. and i started off by laying the pp. Its so bright and cheerful. Love it. The name is Silhouette cut and the wordings are printed and die cut using Peek-a-boo stitched rectangles. 

The Sentiment "Bundle of Joy" is heat embossed on vellum. Any layout of mine is never complete without a banner. 
Some close-ups....

Some buttons, ribbons, laces and confetti to complete the layout and add interest. 

Thats' it for today. Hope you liked my layout and thanks for dropping by.


Playing along with
Peek-a-boo designs - colour inspiration (i gave used violet & green)

Friday, 16 December 2016

Castle Christmas Card

Hello there!!

Today i have another Castle card for you, this time i tried it on the festive Christmas theme. Christmas means snow. So i have this sparkling card today,

It is a very simple card. I first inked the night sky with dusty concord and faded jeans DI. Then i hand cut the "snow mountains" and inked the edges lightly before mounting on the card front. Then i stamped the castle image with versamark and heat embossed it with sparkling white powder. I also drew some snow fall with Ranger emboss it pen and heat embossed it again. Also some snow on the ground. Finally put it all together and mounted it on the card base and stamped the sentiment finally.

Here is a closer look, 

hope you liked my card. Looking forward to posting more xmas cards soon.
Have a crafty weekend


Linking it to
7. C.R.A.F.T challenge # 394 - Christmas

Friday, 9 December 2016

You rule my World!

Hi all,

so happy to share a dear card of mine. I loved making it. Here is the card

Yeah, the castle stamp- its gorgeous and am loving it. Its been sleeping too long and am glad it has finally seen the light of the day. And also TH honey comb is my fav now, love it. 

For the card, first i went about and stencilled the pattern with yellow, orange & red DI. Then stamped the image on a separate watercolour sheet and heat embossed it in gold before fussy cutting it.

I wanted to add more interest to the card and hence splashed some black ink with a brush and added sequins to the bg. And now before adhering the castle, added some silver twine behind it for more added interest 

Close up of the bg

The sentiment is from Peekaboo and i loved the mix up possibilities in this set. The sentiment is Heat embossed in black on vellum. May be i should try another card without the vellum and stamping the sentiment directly on the bg. what do u say gals??

Another view

To check out my other castle card, click here. Do drop in ur views and comments.
Thanks for dropping by!!


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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Neon Butterflies!!!

Hi crafty peeps,

Ok first things first!!!
yaay I am the winner in Mudra #1-Anythings goes. So very happy about this. This win comes after a long time and also on my first try @ stamping. yaaay

I am back after another big break. Last weekend i made quiet a few cards, yeah only cards. Since i started stamping, i am hooked to it. Usually i prefer Fun fold cards but boy! Stamping is much more interesting than that.

Ok before the new cards, id like to post about a small card i did some time back.

Neon Notecards

Neon Butterflies

You are amazing

I did a bunch of them for Teachers' day and my kids loved it. The butterfly is stamped and fussy cut (stamp set from cat's meow) with Hero Arts Neon cubes. The sentiment is Heat embossed.

This is a pretty small card, more like a note card. I also did a bigger version and u can check it out here

Thats it for today. Waiting to post more cards using stamping. Thanks for dropping by folks. Feels good to be back.


Friday, 23 September 2016

Pink & Gold

Hello there,

Keeping this blog alive amidst busy days. I made this card for Teacher's Day for my daughter. Here too i have tried few stuff new to me.... Stenciling & Embossing


First i clear embossed the piece of card stock with script stamp and then i have stenciled randomly with TH honey comb stencil in worn lipstick. I also inked the edges with the same. The centre panel has the same script stamp stamped with Worn lipstick. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold. 

And see those gorgeous butterflies. I stamped and fussy cut the butterfly and gave it a thick coat of glossy accents. And it sure looks Glassy :) The smaller butterflies are punched and embossed in gold. 

Finally mounted it on card base with a golden strip. So how is my card? I enjoyed making it...... with lots of trial & error. See you with another card soon. 

Happy weekend!!!

Monday, 12 September 2016

More Chevron!!!

Hey crafty folks,

Here is one more experimental card from me. For some time now i have been wanting to give mixed media a try, but dint have the guts to do so. I got this Pebeo White gesso a while back and here is my first try with it.

I took a white cardstock and applied the Pebeo Studio Gesso through the Chevron Stencil. I used the scrapper which came along with my cameo. It was pretty good and did the job.

I allowed it to dry naturally (should have used the heat gun) and then distressed the CS with spiced marmalade and worn lipstick. The result was good but a little boring so i cut up the CS in the centre along the zig zag. And against a black CS it was striking.
Just wanted to focus on the bg and sentiment so kept it simple and neat. Stamped the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it in black. And a little golden embroidery floss to add interest.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead


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Thursday, 8 September 2016

My First Water colouring

Hi people..

Glad to be trying some new stuff. Here is my first try on water colouring. Loved doing it. I got some Mudra Stamps recently and i have been colouring like crazy.

For my first try here, i heat embossed it in gold and then coloured the image with DI (worn lipstick and peeled paint). Then fussy cut it and mounted on card base. some glossy accents for the dews. Sentiment is again heat embossed in gold on vellum.

A close up of the water colouring

The card looks grand and glittery IRL. I gifted this to a friend for their house-warming (yeah, another).

Next i wanted to try colouring it without embossing, and here it is

I liked this a little better than the previous one, it has more scope for shading and differentiating the colours. Here i have used worn lipstick and candid apple for the flowers. Same layout again.. 

Next i tried no line colouring. Am soo new to this techniques that i had to do some mistakes. First have a look @ the card.

haha... green flowers!!! very rare :0
For no line colouring i knew u had to stamp the images with a lighter shade colour, and so i stamped it with yellow DI and coloured it with peacock feathers........... so (yellow +blue) became green. I did have a hard time making the leaves look different from the flowers :0 :0 :0
My DI collection is small so i had to adjust with what i had.

Then i stamped the image again with peacock feathers and coloured with the same. Here is the card.

Now this looks a little better i guess. I also used tumbled glass for shading & differentiating. Here is a look at all cards together.

Ok thats it from me today. Any water colouring tips and new techniques would be highly appreciated. Also do comment on which is ur fav watercolouring technique.

Thanks for dropping by,

Linking it to
Mudra #1- Anything goes

SSS wednesday Challenge - Stamp it

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Castle Shaker Card

Hello hello

Am going crazy with stencils, DI and Embossing.
Sharing a quick card here. I made this card for my friend for their "house warming" ceremony. A look at the card first. 

Shaker Card

I first made the bg with TH stencil (i love it) DI (Peeled paint & tumbled glass). I showered some gold embossing powder on the wet DI, tapped the excess and Heat dried it. So the whole bg is kinda glittery, here its not seen though.

Then for the shaker element i had this stamp set from Pebbles (i got it from Ujjwal long back), which had this cute castle. Since the card was for the house warming it was appropriate. Clear embossed the castle and again inked the bg with the same DI.

Then i misted the bg with water from toothbrush bristles. Hence the slight blotchy effect. I would have loved some more water, but all this is new experiments for me. Filled the shaker with star confetti and gold mini beads.

Finished off the card with gold embossed flowers and bakers twine.

Can you make out anything from the photography? The Fuchsia flower? 

yup, the house warming was in Kodaikanal and hence the beautiful bg for photography. 

So did u like it? thanks for dropping by. Linking it to Lulupu #64 Friendship with a twist

Ranganjali # Aug Challenge (My fav technique is embossing & also shaker cards)

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Neon Love


Here is a late weekend post from me. Some Neon love. yaaa!!! I have been trying out some of my new supplies. Here are a couple of cards with Hero Arts neon cubes. love them. Not very versatile but still neon!!!

Ok for the first card i have tried the "direct to paper" technique and i have used Brusto watercolour paper. I felt the watercolour sheets retained the fluorescence better than the local buy sheets i normally use.

As you can see, i jus pressed the cubes lightly to the sheet, not very firmly and hence i got this grunge effect. I could have lined up the cubes little more perfectly but fine for a first trial i guess. Then i die cut a Snowflake from the panel (i would have loved a butterfly there, but no Butterfly dies with me till now, so this did fine) And finally came the sentiment and a few square blings. and mounted on a black cs.

Now over to the second card.

This is pretty simple but love it. Stamped the butterflies with neon cubes on watercolour paper and fussy cut them. Lined them up with foam dots. The sentiment is heat embossed. 

So hope you loved the neon play. Do share your ideas for more neon inspirations dear friends, It would be highly useful to me. Thanks

Thanks for dropping by

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Chevron Rainbow card

Hi people

Here is a card i love for many reasons, one of them being able to use some of the new crafty stuff i got hold of. I have used Hero Arts Chevron stencil here and i love it. i always love chevrons.

Another reason i love this card is i think the heat embossing has finally come out soo well. I have clear embossed the chevrons and also heat embossed the sentiment in black on vellum. Thanks to some "Goodbye Static", the heat embossing on vellum seemed perfect. love it.

Also i have never used distress inks as my focal point in a card. Took a bit courage to try it. Do tell me how the card has come out friends. To finish off the card, i used some star confetti i had as blings. Stuck the stars with glossy accents.

After a long time i have made this card just for the sake of it, loved trying some new technique. This is the first time am using a stencil. Below pic shows the gloss wen it catches the light.

Thank you dear crafters for all the new techniques and inspirations through your blogs. Thanks for dropping by, see you soon again.

Linking it to,

(I have used 4 colours from the board)

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Fancy Dress - A Warrior Princess!!

Hi there people,

Am back after a small hiatus. Thought ill update my blog about what kept me busy. It was the Independence day week and ofcourse "Fancy Dress". My daughter was given the topic 'Video game character'. And after a lot of browsing and late nights, decided on a character called Lady Hayakawa, a Samurai Warrior Princess.
Here are the pics for u

And a few more pics for comparison

It was real hard work. I got the basic skirt and coat stitched, but worked all the way from the gold patterns to the armour and all other embellishments. Loved the outcome. Love Samurai!!!

Hope you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

PS. My son dressed up as a batman, will be sharing those pics very soon

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