Monday, June 27, 2011


Wow..I finally got my new embossing heat gun from American Crafts and Ranger embossing glitter powders. Having seen other crafters create awesome embossed cards made me want to try a hand at it. And I truly loved it..its effect on the card is awesome!:)..
This is my first embossed card to congratulate my mother-to-be friend and wish her joy expecting!:)


I stamped the image (from Heartfelt images) and sentiment using Versamark ink and used black rainbow glitters embossing powder. 

This card goes to the below challenges..
Do More with Less - embossing challenge by guest designer Ujjwal
CAS-ual Friday #8 - Get Edgy
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #61 - Sparkles
365 Cards : Day116-So "fan"tastic-- embossing, heat gun, pearls

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quilled Animals!

It was M's best buddy's birthday and I wanted to make a kiddo type card for her. I wanted to have cute little animals on my card and looked at using some digi images. But I was not quite sure of my coloring skill and gave up that idea:(.I need to explore and learn the art of coloring. Then quilling came to my aid (as usual), and I came up with these..

I loved how the giraffe has turned out..but guess my elephant (is that one?.. you may ask!:) needs some shape up..I think I might have dozed off a bit while doing I quilled these very late at night..Next morning, hubby (laughingly) told me that the giraffe and mouse has turned up well except for the longgg that a trunk he then asked!! M couldn't identify first,but I made sure that she recognised it as Elly, after giving one or two..okay..maybe few clues though!:)

I am entering this card for Wee Memories Challenge #60.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CAS Style card

I am seeing more of CAS style cards and am totally loving it. I wanted to play along in the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week and the Color Block theme has not been out of my mind. This is my entry for the challenge and I am happy on the outcome. The sentiment was done using the ginger theme letters from American Crafts and I like the way it neatly fit within the card. Luckily I had some rhinestones that matched the colors in the card and glued them to make it better:)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day Layout

Scrapbooking was always fun and I enjoyed creating layouts, before I entered card making that totally kept me hooked!. I very badly wanted to scrapbook again and I chose to come up with a Father's day layout for my hubby.

I did not work on any particular layout sketches, but wanted to keep it simple and easy... I generally don't like to have too much of free space on my layouts and try to pitch in something to fill them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Father's Day

"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever"  ~Author Unknown.
Father's Day is coming up and I created this fun card for my Dad!.
Love you lots Appa!:)..

It was fun to make this shirt out of paper, thanks to the video here. I then quilled a tie to add on to the shirt.

This card goes to the below challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC6 - Chipboard-Ribbon-Button
F for Father's Day
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge~~Week 59~~Father's Day

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Altered Photo Frames

I am sooo happy that my friends Ash  & Tejal remembered my special day and sent me their wishes along with a beautiful card..thanks dears..
The butterfly is awesome and I just lovvvvedd the color, the sentiments and everything about the card.:)

This time I have altered a few photo frames.. and I am happy that they came out well...
Just like cards, you can use patterned papers on these frames to create the desired background..embellish them and add sentiments too..
I made three in all.. 2 of which I have posted here..I missed to get a pic of the 3rd before gifting it to my friend.

Painted the plain wooden frame with dark brown acrylic and glued the patterned paper using modpodge. Edged the frame with gold color ink to sort of give it a vintage(?) look..
Embellished with a handmade flower, stamped  butterflies, punched flowers, blings and buttons.

Created the base of the frame with the patterned paper. Quilled some flowers and leaves and embellished with buttons and blings. Here I stamped the sentiment using distress inks.

I have entered the frame to {Ippity} Opportunity challenge and Wee Memories

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Baby Boy!!

My dear friend Priya had given birth to a sweet little boy. Just minutes before leaving home to see her at the hospital, I made this little card for the little one....(sorry for the poorly shot pic)

I stamped the stars on plain white cardstock to create a background.
The blue teddy with balloon is a digi image from mygrafico.

I am submitting this card for the below challenges:
Our very own Indian Craft Room Challenge #4
CAS card challenge at Lawnscaping Challenge #11

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Happy Birdday!

My sweet sis celebrated her birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for her. Hope she liked it:)
The card goes to the below challenges
Indian Craft Room Challenge #4
Clean & Simple - Lawnscaping Challenge # 11

Stamped the flower onto white cardstock for a background pattern. The bird stamp is from Scrappabilities and added some glitter on to the Prima blue flower with a rhine stone at its center.