Tuesday 31 January 2012

Thinking of you

My creativity is flowing i guess! I have never done so much crafting in a week that i am doing now!! Here's what i made today -

Got inspired by the latest CAS-ual Friday's sketch -

Do you notice the diary-like look of the card? I absolutely loved this look! :D

Entering this card in these challenges  - 
CAS-ual Friday  - Sketch challenge
ICR - CAS + Anything goes
Varna's Stamping Challenge

Supplies - 
Tim Holtz Distress inks - Walnut stain & Milled lavendar
Stamps - 
Background - Artemio manuscript backgrounds
Dots border - Papermania Mix N Match - borders
Sentiment - Papermania Honey n hugs - sheep
Coffee cups - Local Indian made stamp - no brand
Gems from stash
Monday 30 January 2012

Welcome to the world

Made this card for my little one.. Isn't it cute to give a card to your new born baby, though i know he/she won't be able to read it till a long long time!! :)

Also as far as i remember this is my first majorly stamped card,  I stamped the background as well.. I bought a lot of stamps last year but i barely used them.. I started this card keeping Varna's stamping challenge in mind, though ended up with those two more sentiments near the ribbon.. Couldn't help myself!

 I am entering this card for ICR challenge - CAS + anything goes & CraftyJC - Something new challenge.

Below is my first attempt at the same design.. I used a light purple colour in this, and the card still looked white.. The brown one was made on a special request by my husband,  who didn't like the whitish background, and didn't want pink or blue either!!

Stamps used - 
Background & toys-on-a-string - Artemio 'Baby' clear stamp set
Sentiments - Papermania 'Honey & hugs - Sheep & pig' clear stamp sets
Circle border - Papermania 'Mix N Match - Borders' clear stamp set
Background in the panel - Ippity 'A bit of Burlap' cling stamp

Dec & Jan ATCs

Theme - New year
January 2012 ATCs  

I am entering this set of ATCs for CraftyJC - Something New challenge.

Theme - Christmas
December 2011 ATCs

 Details of the little Shaker on one of the ATC - 

And I made these for December's ICRC13 - Christmas with non traditional colours - challenge as well as Pie lane - Glitter - challenge.. Don't remember why i din post them though! I guess at that time i was busy as hell in baby shopping.. 

Sunday 29 January 2012


Hey, so this is my first modified photoframe, i think i have done a decent job on this one.. Bought this in local pound store and did some work of my own.. Made this for my little one's arrival, I know i'll not be getting time once the baby's here. :)

Photo-frame says - "The day you were born", obviously to put up my new baby's photo in there..

The original one was a bare wooden looking one, and unpolished too! Did the background using 3 of the Tim-Holtz Distress inks, embellished and finally sealed it with a Docrafts' Matte-finish acrylic paint.

Here's another gorgeous view of the frame in bright sunlight - 

I am entering this frame for CraftyJC "Something New" Challenge  and The Stamp man "Embellish it" challenge.

Embellishments - 
Red square Buttons - Cheap Jack, Mumbai
Green epoxy buttons - Artemio
Shell buttons - De-Banier, Brussels
Heart-sequins - AVA, Brussels
Feet button - Itsybitsy
Hand buttons - Craft Embellishments from local store
Orange Alpha buttons - Itsybitsy
Green Alpha srickers - EchoPark's A walk in the park collection

Wednesday 25 January 2012

A new craft

I got a wonderful book from local library about bead-craft on the card & oh boy i have fallen in love with it!! This is the first card I made using the technique -

Some close-ups of the beaded vase, flowers & the butterfly -

Details of the stamped sentiment -

I am entering this card in two challenges -
Pie Lane's Recipe - flower + swirl + button
ICR - CAS + Anything goes

And please don't mind if i am not able to visit everyone of your blogs.. I'm completing the home-run of my pregnancy! :D almost 34 weeks pregnant now, not too long when my baby pops out! Can't wait for my preg to get over. I want some energy levels back! Baby shopping is the most tiring job of all times.. Over the next few days I think I'll be sharing some stuff I have been making over the last month.. Which includes ATCs, photo-frame and baby-bibs. I might not show the bib though.. I am not a sew-er and and i dont have a sewing machine either ! :D The work i tried to do on the bibs has been pathetic so far.. :)

Plus, I think scrapbooking is the toughest job of all times.. I started with a page atleast 10 times and ended up having a good laugh at my lack of imagination and no page.. Trying to make one for ICR's Scrapper's challenge..

Supplies for the card- Pink & black Cardstock, beads & wires from local store, buttons from A1 Craft supply, butterfly fabric from stash, glitter-balls balls in swirl from Pie-Lane. Flowers from Handpaper , stamp from DoCrafts Black & Gls phrases clear stamps.
Monday 2 January 2012