Thursday, August 18, 2011

Celebrate LIFE!

To tell you all the truth, I am going through a really weird phase these days in terms of crafting. I have loads and loads of idea going around in my mind whole day long but when I actually try to work on them, I feel fact very lazy :) and so those ideas stay in my mind and then the next day I keep reminding myself so that I don't loose those ideas (yeah, I am lazy even to jot those ideas down :) ) Does that happen with any of you too? Any ideas for getting rid of this crafting laziness ??? :D

Today's card is one of those cards that has been doing rounds in my mind for a long time and then I saw a few challenges that finally made me make the card :D.
The first one is ICR Challenge#9 - Celebration + No Stamping. Then the Lily Pad Cards fabric/ felt Challenge and then Fabulous Felt Challenge at Moxie Fab World and finally the Sketch at Card Patterns Sketch#128 

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; Embellishment: Pie Lane - Glitter Strip(red), glitter balls; SRM stickers, Echo Park Stickers, felt

I wanted to try doing something different from my usual clean-and-simple-mostly-stamping style and ended up making a shabby chic card :) Another reason for making this card was the mounting stack of pretty pattern papers in my cupboard. My new goal is to put these pretties to use more often.

I am not sure which pattern papers(6X6) are those (I think Basic Grey) because I got them loose as part of a blog candy. All the felt shapes on the card are hand cut and then hand embroidered. Loads of hand stitching. 

Any questions about techniques, tools or supplies used...leave me a comment and I will make sure I answer it in tomorrow's Q&A Section :)

I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!


  1. As usual a beauty :) Loved the idea... :)
    Congratulations on being mentioned at Wee memories :)

  2. Ujjwal.. You play with colors like no one else.. I love this one.. and hey congrats on the Wee memories win.. :-)

  3. Yeah,.me too do the same.Lots of ideas will come at a stretch,..and i get confused which one to use.When i sit to work i forget most of them:((
    Pretty card,love the paper(its from prima).You should use them more often..

  4. This is gorgeous...our first entry for ICR9 and wow!! you sure are setting the bar high for everyone...
    Love the felt and the handcut we really need these die-cut machines, when we have the best tools with us...10 fingers and one good scissor?

  5. Congrats on the Win!!!
    And wow this is super super super pretty card.
    Love the hand embroidery & stitching.


  6. Super stuff Ujjwal! :) You certainly have been making some fab stuff! Go girl! :)
    Congrats on all your mentions and I can see they are coming in at regular intervals! :) Best wishes!

  7. Ooh...this is very pretty! Way to go on combining those challenges!:)

    The patterned paper is from Prima. :)

    Join a design team. Deadlines keep you going whether your mojo is around or not. And there's a certain hidden competitiveness among team mates that make you want to improve each and every creation. And it's the fastest way to increase your following!

  8. Super pretty card!.. Love the flowers too and the paper is soo gorgeous! :D
    Hehe.. same pinch!.. I have been lazing around these days too!.. and I totally agree with Y's idea! ;)

  9. Very pretty card.i love all the handcut embellies.please enlighten me what is shabby chic.have heard this term very often but don't have a clue.Can't believe that laziness makes you come up with such fab work

  10. Yummy felt!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week!

  11. Very pretty card Ujjawal... You are so quick... 1st entry of ICR... gr8 work... It happens Ujjawal... and design team idea suggested by Yyam is indeed good... It will keep you focused...

  12. fabulous Ujjwal!
    ps: i have mailed you, please reply soon...

  13. Oh my, this is lovely! Your felt flowers and leaves add so much to the pretty selection of papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

  14. Came from Moxie Fab world's challenge to say how pretty!

  15. This is beautiful, Ujjwal! I love the custom embroidery you did on the felt parts.

  16. beautiful use of felt, ujjwal:)

  17. Hey Ujjwal! Thanks for linking this up to the Fabulous Felt challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)