Thursday, 27 March 2014

Monthly Giveaway @

March Giveaway #1
This prize pack is valued at $100 and includes:
 (2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - Blush
(2 sheetsMarion Smith Designs: Garment District - Fitting Room    
(2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - French Line    
(2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - He Said    
(2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - Manhattan
(2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - Picture Perfect    
(2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - Remnants
(2 sheets) Marion Smith Designs: Garment District - Alterations    
Donna Salazar Designs: Chipboard Alphas - Pink
Donna Salazar Designs: Designer Embellies - 8x10 Corrugated Board 4/pk
Want2Scrap: Bling Strip
Want2Scrap: Nestabling - Fancy Tags 2
Want2Scrap: Lacy Ovals
The Dusty Attic: DA0801 Champagne Kisses
The Dusty Attic: DA0800 Celestial White
The Dusty Attic: DA0112 Scalloped Circles 13 pcs
The Dusty Attic: DA0894 Ornate Gate #2
The Dusty Attic: DA0627 Doily #4
The Dusty Attic: DA0836 Mini Moroccan Lamps
The Dusty Attic: DA0835 Moroccan Lamps
The Dusty Attic: DA0843 Lace Border #1
The Dusty Attic: DA0638 Rose Vine
The Dusty Attic: DA0877 Elegant Flourish Large
The Dusty Attic: DA0274 French Flourish 2 2pk

March Giveaway #2
This prize pack is valued at $100 and includes:
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - What Wood U Say
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - Just Saying
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - Love Letter
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - News Flash
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - Big Words
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - Little Thoughts
(2 sheets) 7 Dots Studio: Messy Head - 6x12 Elements
Donna Salazar Designs: Chipboard Alphas - Blue
Donna Salazar Designs: Designer Embellies - 8x10 Corrugated Board 4/pk
Want2Scrap: Bling Strip
Want2Scrap: Nestabling - Fancy Tags 2
Want2Scrap: Nestabling
The Dusty Attic: DA0801 Champagne Kisses
The Dusty Attic: DA0802 Smokey Blue
The Dusty Attic: DA0665 Rustic Charm Frame Set
The Dusty Attic: DA0937 Stars #2
The Dusty Attic: DA0936 Star Frames
The Dusty Attic: DA0622 Sunflower Vine Small 2pk
The Dusty Attic: DA0718 Bamboo #4
The Dusty Attic: DA0761 Scroll Border #3
The Dusty Attic: DA0872 Nameplate #6
The Dusty Attic: DA0844 Lace Border #2
The Dusty Attic: DA0933 Stars #1
The Dusty Attic: DA0886 Corner Scroll #4

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Boom Box Card!!

Hey ya!!
Two days was my husband's birthday and I thought of making something different (and special too). Something that I had never made before.

So, with all the help from a very simple and easy to understand tutorial from Sazzle, I made this explosion box card. But one of my friends renamed it as the 'Boom Box Card'. A special thanks to one of my sissie's who encouraged me to try doing something different and to come out of my comfort zone.

So here is my 'Boom Box' . 

The top cover: This the box cover which is decorated with doily, flowers, a stamp, leaves, laces and a butterfly. Also added a white satin-ribbon hanging on the side to give it a charm-effect.

 One of the side panels: This side panel has been decorated with buttons, twine, rhinestones, laces, flowers and the leaves. Did you notice the zig-zag cutting of all layers? 

And now BOOOOOM...opens the boom box..

 First layer: This layer is sweet and simple so that the entire focus could be at the basket in the center. This layer has pockets with some personalized messages written on the tags. The ribbons at the top would pull out the tags.
A closer look at the little basket in the center with the hand-written sentiment. Did you notice the green grass effect under the basket?

 Second Layer: This layer is embossed with foam sheets (not visible in the picture) so as to give a 3-D effect. A hand-written message and the stickers completed this layer (The cover of the box is put just to get a clear picture).

Third layer: This layer is full of sentiments with some rhinestones and pollen to complete the look. If you notice, all layers as well as the outer covering of the box is distressed. 

Card stock: Cupcakes, Pink Hearts and Purple Pine Stripes, Zig-zag Scissors
Others: Paper Doilies, Flowers, Leaves, Pollen, Butterfly, Button, Twine, Lace, Rhinestones, Printed Sentiments, Numbers (30), Stickies, Metal and Plastic Star Charms, Cane Basket, Distress Inks, Glitter, Tags, Ribbons, Green grass and Foam Sheets

Challenges Entered:
L- Laces, Leaves
P- Paper Doilies, Pollen, Printed Sentiments
T- Tags, Twine
C- Cardstock, Charms, Cane Basket

Please keep your love pouring in through comments. I love to read them all.


Friday, 21 March 2014

DT Post: Challenge # 57 - Animals @ Simply Create Too Blog

Good Afternoon Everyone!!

Before I tell you about the challenge and show my DT creation, I want to wish Diane (The lovely lady @ Simply Create Too) a belated Happy Birthday!! It was her birthday on the 19th of this month. May god bless her with good health, wealth and love. She is an inspiration to me and to loads of other crafters as well.

And today this post is for the ongoing challenge at Simply Create Too's challenge (Challenge # 57 - Animals). As it is a mid-post, there are amazing creations from the DT and lots of lovely entries as well. So hurry and rush in your entries as well.

And here is my DT card for the same.

As I have mentioned before, I'm totally smitten by Wee Stamps. So I have used yet another stamp from their collection which is 'Love Trip'. (You can find all stamps here).

 A closer look at the stamp

Image: Wee Stamp (Love Birds)
Colors: Faber Castell and Staedler
Others: Patterned paper as base sheet, ocre cardstock from stash, flowers blue blooms, orangle rose bud,  twine, pearls, brad, tag, distress inkers, sparkle and glitter, autumn leaves


Friday, 7 March 2014

DT Post: Friday Aloha Challenge @ Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Hello Peeps,

Yet another weekend is round the corner and hope to do a lot of crafting. 
But today is Friday, which means time for Friday Aloha Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs Blog.

The theme of the challenge # 18 is Monochrome and the sponsor is the lovely Lacy Sunshine Stamps

So here is my DT creation for the mid-post of this challenge..

I have used the lovely Eleanor's Heart Balloons from Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Isn't she just too cute!! To keep with the theme of the challenge, I have colored the image in shades of orange and red and a little yellow here and there. After all, all these colors belong to the same family.Lol

I have topped this image on a chocolate box which has been covered with two layers of patterned paper. Also, I have used paper doily, flowers, bay leaf, ribbons and some square rhinestones as embellishments. And to add the bling I have put some glitter here and there. 

 Also, added a cute tag on the top of the box attached with a matching twine. It can be pulled out for writing the message.

 And also, made a swirl design around the image. The side panels of the box have been matched with the cover. Just added a flower to give it a knob like feel. 

Hope you liked my fun creation and are excited to show your's too..
So why don't you also join in the fun and hop on to the Kitty Bee Designs Blog


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Garden Greens - Simply Create Too Challenge (DT Post)

Hello Everyone!!

Oops..I completely forgot to post my DT card for Simply Create Too's last challenge (Challenge # 55 - St. Patricks Day or Use Green). This happened because I was just stuck on the personal front. My husband's grand mom had cancer..had a small operation..but she is much better now.

Its better to be late than to be never..
So here comes my card..


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Luv Is In The Air

Hello there everyone!!

I have a sweet simple card to share with all of you!! I think this is one of my first very clean and simple cards or as you call it CAS.. a very different technique from what I make otherwise.

It is a congratulations card with a handwritten sentiment on the cloud. Hey all the things on the card are hand-cut..right from the clouds to the little birdies to the big pink heart except for the two little hearts on the cloud (they are punched). 

I cut out all the images and put them upon the black background. The copper wire is glued to the card to give a fence effect. To add the bling, I have made a faux-stitch with glitter and written congratulations with the same glitter. Also thanks to my lil brother for the smoldering (he does that to his electrical projects) that gave me those round silver glitter stickies. :)

Oops I forgot to mention that both the birds have been placed on wooden pink-colored clips. And this can be used to personalize it by putting small pictures.

I am entering it for the following challenges:
L- Layers
P - Punches
C - Cardstock, Congratulations, Clouds, Copper Wire


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Valentine Day Special: Love Is In The Air

Hellllllllloooooooo Everyone!!

I know this is my post after a very very long time!! No excuses..but my internship is just keeping me too busy!! Apologies !! Hey but now I'm back with a bang!!

As this is Valentines week and Valentine's Day is just round the corner..I thought of making this love-themed card.

For the card, I chose this lovely Magnolia Tilda with the heart baloon (Yes!! love is in the air).
I have added a wooden pink butterfly, pretty pink and white flowers, pearls, a pink heart, white lace and a blue ribbon in contrast as embellishments!! Also, please do not forget to see the detachable tags on the right-hand side of the lovely image. There are two tags attached together with the brad and the twine. One of the tags has the symbol of love: the Eiffel Tower and the other one has a printed love sentiment 'Love is actually all around'.  The background  pink-heart paper just adds to more love.

The first two images are without the glitter..Oops I forget to add the bling..

And here comes the bling..glitter

Note: Booked and Sold

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
6. (Pearls + Heart + Ribbon)


Friday, 7 February 2014

Love You To The Moon And Back!!

Hello Folks,

As promised, now creativity will be pouring in from our end every now and then..
So now, I have yet another card to share it with all of you. Although it was to be put as a DT card at the Simply Create Too Blog's last challenge # 53 (Valentine's Day or Use Hearts). But as err is to humans, my card was lost in the beautiful creations by the other DT members. But no regrets, as wonderful Diane put in this mid-post for the next challenge.. so that I don' feel bad (So sweet of you Diane!!)

I think this card suits the ongoing Love is in the air theme!!
Have a look..

I loved the sentiment and it had a heart too. So, I designed the card keeping the sentiment in my mind. I colored the lovely magnolia image in blue and the the moon is yellow and the star is greyish white.. The background paper gives it a night look. Also, I added some punched stars here and there to give it a starry night look. The edges of the card have been distressed with brown color and the edges of the patterned paper have a red-colored faux-stitching made by me. Also, I added a yellow ribbon (to match with the moon) with a metal moon hanging below it (apologies for the bad it is hardly visible).
Hope you guys like it!!

And also why don't you guys join in the fun challenge at Simply Create Too!!


Thursday, 6 February 2014

February Bits & Pieces Giveaway @ C'est Magnifique Kit Club Blog

February Bits & Pieces Giveaway!

Isn't this giveaway just awesome?? I loved it totally.. 
And I cross my fingers and hope to win the same..

Why don't you guys join in to have some fun and visit this lovely blog!!

It's easy to enter the Bits & Pieces Giveaway 

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  If you do not already follow us, just click 
on the "Join this site" button on the left sidebar and you'll be all set.  
The winner of this challenge must be a follower of our blog.

2.  Use the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.

3.  We are giving you a chance to enter our giveaway twice!  To enter twice,
share this post on your blog (in a blog post, not your sidebar) and you can 
enter your name again using the Inlinkz tool below 
(just be sure to add the link to your blog post). 

The giveaway will close at midnight, February 12th.  
The winner, selected by a random draw, will be announced the following day. 


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Time To Celebrate Magnolia !!

Hello And A Very Good Morning Everyone!!

I know..its been really really long (Well more than a month...must say)..that I did a post. But some things at personal front kept me extremely busy and hence, could not make new cards. But now, that I am back..I have many cards to share with you!!

But today I'll just share just one card..

I loved the base color of the card..its lemon yellow and so, I colored the lovely Magnolia image with faber castell and staedtler color pencils to match with it. I then layered it with a patterned paper. I had an old die-cut out in brown with goes with the theme of the card..and so I placed it too. The flowers along with the yellow feather are just some of the embellishments used.  But the ones to notice closely are the green rhinestones on the corner of the image and the beautiful glittery butterfly. I have distressed the image with a mud-brown color and the base of the card with a grass-green ink.

One of my lovely friend liked it and bought it!!..And she asked me to put a SOLD tag over it.. (wink..wink)..Hope you guys like it too!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges: