Monday, January 16, 2012

Beyond Grey?? Pink, grey or Black??


It's actually all 3! Yes... These are 3 colors you need to enter into very first Beyond Grey challenges. A new venture started by our very own Pooja Parate (ICR DT member) with my dear crafty friend Kalindi as All season's DT member.. isn't it a great news??
This is my 1st entry for the challenge. Check it out:

The color scheme for the challenge is "Grey and Pink with a drop of Black".
Here is a close up!

I have used my 1st MS "punch around the page" punch. Made a rectangular background with it. It's such a fun using this punch.. I am loving it!
Here is the coordinated envelope to keep the card..

Apart from Beyond Grey, I am entering it into :
1. one stitch at a time - Anything goes
2.trulymadlycraftychallenges - Anything goes
3. unstampabelleschallenges - Anything goes(no stamps)
4.Stampinsistersinchrist - Use something new (used my brand new around the page punch)
5. Simonsaysstampschallenge- Spots and/or strips
6. Sparklesforumchallenges - New goodies (around the page punch :) )
7. Marksfinestpapers - Use border punch
8. Hookedoncraftchallenges - Try something new (Used my new MS around the page punch!)
9. Movingalongwiththetimes - Spots and/or strips

My heartiest wishes to all the the people involved behind the Beyond grey challenges..Congratulations everyone and Good luck!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Aditya's Birthday Blog Hop!!!! It's time to party!!!

Hi All!

Welcome to the Aditya's Birthday blog hop!

You should have arrived from Meghna Sakhalkar, if not start from the beginning i.e. Anita Kejriwal

We are all gearing up to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful person, he happens to be someone who is perceptive and cooperative to the point of being idyllic. Most of us in the blog hop know him through our common interest in crafting no one can deny knowing his honesty and candidness. He is one of the most accomplished paper crafter known to us and it is our wish for him, that he gets all that he aspires for in this new year. We wish him the best of everything, Happy Birthday Aditya and may you have the best of times with friends and family and an extremely crafty time ahead. We also hope that his store reaches to one and all in the crafting world and he hoards more of our favorite supplies with lesser rates :D :D

Why don't you join us in wishing him a brilliant birthday ...?

Here is the card I made for Aditya.

Supplies Used:
Pattern Papers: Echo park's Dots n strips
Sentiment: Itsy Bitsy
I hope he likes it.

The list below shows you the names of all those who are a part of this hop..just hop ...hop....hop and you can get a chance to celebrate your birthday in advance with our candy :P :D

Visit  Neha to read full instructions for the hop. Enjoy the hop and comment all the way to win some delicious goodies! Now hop over to Sree Swathi. Don't forget to wish Aditya at the end!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday little girl!


Sharing today a birthday card I made recently. This is my 1st try on joy fold card. Have a look!

 this is the way it will open... The flower is acting as a stopper to keep the 1st flap closed.

opening 1st fold,

Opening second flap... and tada! the sentiments :D

Another view:

And the matching envelope:

Supplies Used:
Blank card and envelope: Itsy Bitsy
Stamps: MICIA and Fiskars
PPs: Echo park's Splash and dots n Strips
Die cuts: Ujjwal's Store
Flowers: Prima
Others: Doily punch, Faber Castell pencil colors.

Challenges entered:
1. My mums craft shop challenges - HERE COME THE GIRLS
2. Birthday sundaes - Birthday Card
3. Crafters cafe blog challenge - Birthday
4. Simonsaysstampschallenge - Spots and/or strips
5. Hooked on craft challenges - Try something new (my 1st joy fold card)
6. Cup cake inspirations - Photo inspiration
7. Fussy and fancy challenge - Happy Birthday

photo inspiration from the cupcake challenge!

I hope you people liked it... Please leave a comment.

Good night!

Monday, January 9, 2012

A girly gift on New year

Hi All,

Sharing another desktop calendar.. It will be a great gift idea on New Year... Or one can decorate her workstation with this helpful desktop calendar which has a drawer too..

I loved it alot 'coz of its colors and I embellished it well... A closure look...

This is how it will look with top flap and the drawer open... its a 4 x 4 inches drawer with 1 inch in height... One can store her little notes and items in it...

Once year 2012 is over one can close the open flap and use it as normal drawer box... :D... 

Entering this card to following Challenges:
1. For the love of crafting - Anything but a card for Christmas/ new year
2. Craftyjc-challenge - Something new (Its for new year)
3. Paper cutz challenge - For the new year
4. Paperplaychallenges - For the New year
5. Craft your days away New beginnings
6. blingitonchallenges - New Beginnings

I hope you guys liked it... Please leave a comment.. :) Its such a fun reading all the comments..
Good night!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

CAS cards


This month at ICR the challenge is anything goes with CAS... I really love CAS cards but out of fear I never dared to try it.. So this time I had to make some and needed some inspiration badly.. Then Lucy Abrams came to my rescue.. I love love all her cards.. This week for each day she shared 5 CAS card sketches and we had to submit all our entries by 8th January. Today I made 5 cards based on all these 5 sketches.. :D .. Have a look and I really need your critic comments.. it helps me a lot in improving...

Note: its a picture heavy post!

Sketch 1:
And my card:

Sketch 2:
My Card,

Sketch 3:
My Card: 

Sketch 4:
My Card:

Sketch 5:

My Card:

I am entering all 5 cards to ICR CAS challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My first Bitsy Bluebell card!

Hi all!

I thought of giving some rest to my distress inks and try my new Penny Black stamp set.. though I still have one more embossed resist card to share which I will post tomorrow. For today I am sharing my 1st Bitsy bluebell card and its so cute!!!

another view,

I colored it with my Faber Castell water color pencils.I loved the rosy effect on her cheeks.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Local buy
PPs: Echo Park "Splash"
Die cuts: from Ujjwal's Store
Stamps: Penny Black's Bitsy Bluebell
Flowers: Bitty Blossoms
Others: Doily Punch, Faber Castell water color pencils

I am entering this card to following challenges:
1. Simon says stamps challenge - Anything new (Penny black stamp set is new)
2. Creative inspirations paint- Something new
3.  Fresh brewed designs - Something new
4. whimsical-designs - On the edge ( I have used my doily border punch)
5. Polly craft challenge - Punch it
6. Pile it on challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping by and one more thanks if you are commenting :D

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rainbow and butterflies!


Another quick card made with resist embossing technique... I am glad that you people are liking my new projects.. :) Your comments keeps me motivated to do my best.. :)

Here I have blended 3 colors to give a multicolored background effect... I created the green color effect by blending yellow and blue distress ink... I used my doily punch for the first time.. my 1st MS punch!!! yay!!! :)... I distressed that too so that it should match with the pattern I created...

I goofed up here also. Noticed the big butterfly? Its placed there so as to hide a partially embossed butterfly as again I rubbed off  half of the embossing powder :( I will be extra careful next time onward.. :)

Supplies used:
Distess inks: Barn door red, Faded jeans blue, wild honey yellow
Carstock: White blank CS from Creativita's store, 
Fabriano Brustro painting paper(300gsm) for resist embossing
Stamp: Antique Engravings from Hero arts, Butterfly Magic from Fiskars
Embossing powder: Ranger's clear EP
Punch: MS Doily Lace punch
Pearls: Itsy Bitsy

Challenges entered:
1. Craft your passion - Anything with distressing
2. Simon says stamp - Something new (I have used my Doily punch for the 1st time)
3. Do you stack up - Rainbow - atleast 3 colors
4. Creative inspirations paint - Something New (I have used my Doily punch for the 1st time)
5. Lady bugs crafts ink challenge - Anything goes using your new stash (Dooly punch is new!)
6. Crafty creations challenges - Heat embossing
7. Housemouse-challenge - *NEW* (I have used my new goodies here)
8. Fresh brewed designs - Something New (I have used my Doily punch for the 1st time)
9. 7kids challenge blog - Something New (I have used my Doily punch for the 1st time)
10. Paper sundaes - Something old, Something new (Fiskar's stamps are old, MS punch, Hero arts stamps are new!)

Did you like this card? Please leave a comment. :)

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A set of tags


I am back again. Today I want to share a set of tags that I made with distress inks. These days I am going crazy over distressing and embossing. Here I have used only distressing technique.

Each is of the size 3 x 1.5 inches. I got so addicted to distressing that I even inked the tiny flowers. I embossed these on the inkessential's blending foam with my embossing pen (again a RAK from Hussena!). Since foams already had leftover inks so their edges got inked while embossing :D
A different view.

Individual picture of tags.

Supplies used:
Distess inks: Barn door red, Faded jeans blue, wild honey yellow
Carstock: Fabriano Brustro (300gsm)
Flourish stamp: MICIA stamp
Punched flowers: RAK from Hussena
Bling and ribbon: from my stash

Challenges entered:
1. Craft your passion challenges - Anything with distressing
2. Simon says stamps challenge - Anything goes
3. Do you stackup - Rainbow - Atleast 3 colors (I have used blue, yellow and red)
4. Sparkles forum challenges - Anything but christmas card
5. Cupcake craftroom - Anything goes
6. Crafty cardmakers - Use it 3 times ( I used swirl stamp 3 times)
7. The pink elephant challenge - Anything goes
8. Truly madly crafty challenges - Anything goes
This is my 1st set of tags. I hope you like it.. :) don't forget to comment :)

Good night!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Distressed background card

Hello people,

Quickly sharing another card. Here I tried creating a background with heat embossing and distress ink.

Since this was my 1st try please bare with the quality of neatness here. I literally rubbed off the embossing powder from the small butterfly at the top. :(

Supplies used:
Pink Cardstock : Creativita Store
Stamps: Hero arts Antique engravings
Embossing Powder: Ranger's clear embossing powder
Distress ink: Barn door red
Flower: Bitty Blossoms


1. Craft your passion challenges - Anything goes and distressing
2. Sir stampalot challenge - Monochrome
3. Pile it on challenge - Anything goes
4. Simon says stamps challenge - Anything goes
5. Incy wincy designs - Anything goes

I hope you liked my 1st try on making a background with embossing and distressing. :)
Don't forget to leave some sweet comments :D

Happy living,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012 - A new year!


How is everyone doing? I am enjoying the 1st morning of this new year and hoping that it will be the best one for me in every sense.. and wishes the same for you..!
With this new year, I wanna share few mini cards that I made with distress inks and heat embossing.. This is my 1st try on these and I am so loving these techniques.. In the next few posts, I will share my embossing and distressed projects only.. :)

I did the heat embossing on a frying pan .. :D I heated the frying pan on a medium flame and rotated the paper at a level above it... within seconds the embossing powder melted.. :) so when I say I am in kitchen doesn't mean that I am cooking!! I might be crafting..!! ;) 

Individual pictures of the mini cards. Distress ink used: Faded jeans blue

This one is made with Barn door shade of distress ink

3rd one is made with Wild honey ink.

I could have go on but Alas! I have only 3 distress inks.. :(

The butterfly stamp is from Hero arts Antique graving stamp set. The sentiment is from Penny black. Black cardstock is a local buy and the distressing is done on white Brustro painting paper.

Also, on public demand, sharing a picture of my latest goodies I shopped at Joann's on thanksgiving.

Challenges entered:
1. Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes
2. Charismacardz - Anything goes
3. Do you stackup - Use rainbow colors - atleast 3 ( I used red,blue and yellow)
4. Simon says stamps challenge - Anything goes
5. My mums craft shop challenges - Anything goes
6. Scrapbook sisters - Anything goes

I hope you people like these cute minis. 

Happy crafting!