Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Holidays!!

hey peeps, how is your week going? I have been busy lately as I am going for a little vacation to visit my in-laws and my parents. This is my first trip after marriage and I am mighty excited :)

Since winters is almost here with chilly nights almost all around the world so I thought I will leave you with a winter card with lots of snowflakes :D


This is one ambitious project of mine because I decided to hand stitch all those snowflakes *gasp* ..I know..ambitious right??  And it took me a whole day to complete it *phew* but I love it :)
Here is a close up



I used a May Arts plaid ribbon (which is without a doubt gorgeous) to tie a double bow and some rhinestones to complete the snowflakes. I am putting this up Wee Memories #33 - Bowtiful  Ribbon , Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge#31 - Bow and Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Let is Snow.

*Edited* I am also putting this one for Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger- It's Snowing Gingerbread (Thanks for letting me know Tejal)



Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Year Wishes!!

I know thats a wonky title but I have started with my new year cards already :)

Today I am playing with Embellish Magazine Color Challenge - holiday and Wee Memories#32 - Put a little pink

  


And here is another CAS card (If you are wondering why I am creating so much CAS these days, reason is the beautiful textured colored card stock I got. I love to flaunt it :D )


I used a free digi from Paper Garden and colored it using water color pencils. The center of the flowers has a little glitter on them but I couldn't capture it in the picture.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happiness to you!!

Thats what I wish for all the people who have stood by me and supported me for all I have ventured into :D

Here is a card I made using the Get Sketchy#64 sketch and PDCC#56 colors.


I loved the colors at PDCC this time and couldn't resist using them. The flower is hand drawn and I embellished it with a yummy Jenni Bowling vintage button.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

Giveaway Winner!!

Happy Friday!! As you all know I love Fridays and its a good one today as it is time to announce the giveaway winner. So here it is


Congratulations #3 Anita, its you!! Send me an email with your address and I will send out your package soon.

I will be back with a card later today. Keep watching!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another Christmas card!!

Hello everybody!! I have another Christmas card to share today with you which I created for the Hero Arts November Challenge of using an inking technique. It also qualifies for FTTC93, and Polly Craft Challenge70 - Glittery X'mas.


I used the liquid pearls on canvas paper to create the shimmery background and then while the background was still wet, stamped the Hero Arts Christmas tree for the subtle effect. I then went crazy doing hand stitching on the branches of the tree :D

Here is a closer look at the tree


Ain't it pretty? The orange card stock is also stamped with tiny stars in orange pigment ink though it isn't visible in the picture.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy news and candy update!!

Happy Wednesday, we are already half way through the week and weekend will here soon. Hope you are enjoying the week.

I have some happy news to share today. I made it to Wee Memories Fabulous 4 and Card Pattern Super 6 with this card. I am so excited :D

Here is a updated picture of the candy which closes on 19 Nov. I added some tags and embellishments from Gauche Alchemy Mixed Media kit, felt pieces from Creative Impressions, satin flowers and one pack of self adhesive embellishment. You don't wanna miss it. Enter here.


I will be back with a card soon.

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

I know its too early to wish but I have a Christmas card to share today and that justifies the post title :D.

I am playing today for Roree's challenge to create a Christmas card using 5 or more butterflies..one heck of a challenge if you ask me... I had a hard time playing this one :D

Here is what I created


I used the butterflies to create a Christmas wreath...and did I use 5 butterflies?...mmmm...I went crazy and used 8 :D. The sentiment is a Hero Arts Clear stamp.

Here is the inside of the card


Hope you liked it!! Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Birthday Wishes!!

Happy Friday everybody, the best day of the week is here :)

Today I am sharing a simple, cute card I made for Wee Memories Birthday Bash, E.A.D Color challenge and Card Pattern sketch#89



I did a bit of stitching...alright...a lot of stitching :D and made the flowers using a tutorial link that Emily shared a while back. Although that tutorial was to make complete, full flowers but as always I screwed up the steps and ended up making half flowers :D but they still kinda look cute...isn't it?

P.S. Don't forget to enter my little giveaway. It is open till 19th Nov.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanks for everything!!

Hope you people are having a great day today and the week is going by swiftly. I had a very crafty evening yesterday and along with the CAS Christmas card I shared, I made another card inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger and S2G's TT81 - Thanks.
Here is the inspirational picture at Moxie Fab

And here is my interpretation




What do you think?? Because I am so much in love with this one. I did the vase sketch with charcoal pencils...a lot of task, technique and effort and I am so proud of this one :)

I hope you like it as much as I do!! Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Quick Post!!

**This is my second post for the day. Scroll down for the first one.**

A very quick post to share a very quick card I made for OLW27 at Susan's blog which is to make a Christmas card for a good cause.

The cards we make and send to Rhonda will go to the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck, North Dakota. It is a 600+ men's prison for 18 year olds on up, with many in their 30s and 40s. The majority of them have wives, children, parents. A few of them only get a visit once a year from family so cards are a nice way to keep in touch. Even those who get more visits enjoy sharing a holiday card with their family. With 600+ guys, any Christmas cards we can send would be very much appreciated!


I just wanted to participate for the good cause, so here is my quick CAS card.



I used the ribbon technique shared by Susan here. Santa's face is hand drawn and I used a hobby idea rub-on for the sentiment.


Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

A Milestone!!

As I start writing my 100th post today, I really feel like I have achieved a milestone because when I started blogging I never thought I will come this far so soon. Thanks to all the wonderful people who have supported me  throughout this journey. I hope I will continue contributing and sharing for a long time to come, making wonderful friends along the way.

Since its my 100th post, instead of sharing a card I am sharing a home decor project I have been working on for the past 2 days.


This is an acrylic painting done on a 35cm X 45cm canvas board. This is yet to be framed. I am thinking of a broad black frame for this. What do you think?

The photograph isn't too great because the weather in Pune is all cloudy and rainy but I still hope you will like it because I do :).

And last but not the least, thanks to Tejal, Spardha and Lucy for their beautiful cards that arrived in my happy mail.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!


P.S. I have a Mini Giveaway running till 17 Nov. Don't forget to enter for a chance to win.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Diwali Wishes and a Mini Giveaway!!

Hello everybody!! I know I have been MIA for sometime but Diwali cleaning and shopping doesn't leave much time to craft!! Anyways I hope to be back in action soon. Tomorrow we are celebrating Diwali in India and I want to wish all the lovely people out there a very happy, warm and sparkling Diwali!!

Onto the crafty share for today, I have a card I made for CASE Study Challenge #13


Here is close of the flowers and sentiment


I like it!! I hope you like it too!!

Now happy news, its Diwali and I am about to reach 100 posts on my blog so I thought to celebrate with a little giveaway. I am giving away a smARTwork stamp worth $4.50 and will also throw in a few other goodies as soon as my order arrives from Two Peas in a bucket.
                                            

Entering the giveaway is easy peasy :
1. Become a follower.
2. Spread the word (Link it to your side bar)
3. Add your name to Mr. Linky (Leave me a comment if you have problems using Mr. Linky)

I am keeping it open for 2 weeks and will draw a winner on 19 Nov.