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Challenge from a dear friend :)

A few days back, my very dear friend Romina, issued me a challenge and a difficult one at that :D
The story goes like this : She had purchased some MS punches from me and as they were sitting at my place to be picked up, Romina messaged me saying till the time they are with me, I can use them and the rest of the conversation went something like this :

Me: "Thats sweet of you girl, but the stuff belongs to you and I don't wanna use it before you do and anyways I am no good with punches :)"
Romina: "Make a card using the MS Floral Band punch in 3 different ways"
Me: "Is that a challenge?"
Romina: "Yes"

Ohh I so dreaded the moment :D This was a real challenge for me and there were actually 3 challenges in one.

1. Use a punch
2. Use it in 3 different ways
3. Finish the card before the stuff gets picked up (approx. 1 hour)

Can you imagine? I was struggling..and struggling hard :D
Finally I came up with this

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Penny Black(hello friend),  ink: Momento(Tuxedo Black), Blue pigment ink, tools: MS Floral Band Punch; embellishment: American Crafts (Pearl Brads) 

After a lot of thinking, I decided to use the punch for:

- creating border
- using individual flowers
- using individual flowers to create bigger flowers

What do you think? I actually quite like it and I had so much fun playing with the MS punch. Thank you Romina for pushing me out of my comfort zone and making me explore something new :)

Challenges: Card Pattern Sketch#137


  1. Hey very neat and simple card !! liked the way u used the punches....I guess it must have been fun to explore a new technique

  2. wow ujjawal di...its lovely...


    i was looking for Fabriano Erre elle card u keep them..if yes whats the price?

  3. Super cute and super like ! You should try something like even this more often :P

  4. also i want to knw...that white paper has lill black impression whats that?

  5. so creative! loved the way u have used the punch in 3 different ways!

  6. This is awesome Ujjwal... Absolutely brilliant work.. And you are good with punches.. Go ahead and get some for yourself.. Seriously... :-)

  7. i think u did a super job....

  8. brilliant thought process!! u won it hands down!

  9. Beautiful the contrast of blue and red..and those pearl brads!! Awesome!!
    Love the use of punches!!

  10. I,m Not surprised! One day when at 10:30 at night, I told her that I,ve lost my mojo, she challenged me to make a single layer card with stamping! And that too at once! Now, I lost my sleep and started with my crafting! Thats how she is!!My saviour in my difficult times! I,m proud to have her as my friend. And once again, super cute card!!!

  11. Man! This is so pretty. I was contemplating on whether to buy this punch or not! Looking at this I think I should have! :-/

    Awesome work, Ujjwal!

  12. Awesome should acquire punches and Romina should challenge all of us often....that will surely produce brilliant cards

  13. Beautiful execution in 1 hour!

  14. This is gorgeous, Ujjwal! I'm in awe!!!! :)

  15. love the colors combo!! and that pearl brads...superb!!!

  16. wow amazing... it is shooo beautiful...

  17. great combination of blue , red and white!! loved the card!!! and super use of the punch Ujjwal!!

  18. Wow, and now officially, you are not allowed to say you aren't good with punches! I love what you did and those splotches are the perfect finishing touch. You rocked Romina's challenge!

  19. You certainly met the challenge! The big flowers you made from the little are brilliant - great card :)

  20. How cool! Love all those flowers you added. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  21. Super fabulous job Ujjwal! I am sure now you want to build up your punches-stash!


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