Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Birthday treat = giveaway!

Happy Birthday to me :D
I just want to thank all you wonderful people out there for making this birthday a special one. I am swamped by sms, mails in the inbox, mails in the post, comments on FB and ICR. I am so overwhelmed. Thank you so much!

And for all the wonderful wishes that you have sent my way, you all deserve a yummy treat :) and what better treat for us than a crafty giveaway. We all love them, don't we?


So I have complied a gift pack filled with some fabulous goodies worth Rs.1000. I wish I could give a little something to all who have left me wonderful wishes but I guess I will have to just pick one lucky person this time.

If you are a follower, just leave me a comment on this post and I will pick a winner when I come back from vacation.
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Did I say vacation? yeah, I will be gone for 15 days visiting relatives and spending time with Mom and Dad. Did I hear someone say they will miss me ?  *grin*  To compensate for my long absence, here is another deal for you. Any orders placed between 19th May to 1 June will receive a 10% discount. 

I just wanted to let you know that the Echo Park Newest 6X6 pads, Doilies from ShabbyChicCrafts and the pre-ordered Ippity Stamps/inks are in transit and will be here soon. You can place your order for those too. I will be sending out a separate mail, if you are not included in my mail-list and would like to receive mails about new products, discounts and more, let me know in the comment section below. 
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So that's it !! ohh before I leave I want to give you all a little sneak peak about something wonderful I am working on and will be able to share with you in June.




Any guesses? Would love to hear from you all :)

Hope you all have a wonderful time! Take care!

P.S. I might schedule a few posts before I leave so that you don't miss me too much :D lol

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

10 things I love about you..

...thats what I told my DH yesterday as it was our engagement anniversary. One year back on 16th of May, we got engaged and I wanted to gift him something special and different and that is when I stumbled upon Monicka Wright's blog and decided to case her wonderful note card. I took the colors from Smidapaper May Color Challenge, polka dot theme from Lawnscaping Challenge. And I am also playing along Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge#56 - Get Sticky.



 Supplies: papers: Echo Park Papers(For the Record);embellishment: Element stickers from Echo Park Springtime collection, Little Girl, For the Record, Walk in the Park, Twine from the twinery(charcoal)

I used one of my favorite Echo Park collection "For the Record" for this card and love the way it turned out. Added a little hand-stitching along the edges, embellished each tag with lot of elementary stickers from different Echo Park Collection and had the most fun writing those 10 things about DH. It made me fell so blessed to have a wonderful guy to spend my life with :)

And before I leave, here is a super-exciting news. My card made it to the froggin fantastic four at the Lily Pad Pool and I am so happy because those ladies are some of the finest in this trade amd being picked up by then is an honor.



Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Celebrate!

today and everyday :)

A simple card today full of textures because that's the theme at All things Unity Challenge - get felt up . I also combined the ATU trifecta challenge - celebrate theme, 3" square, 3 embellishments(in my case its twine, brads, chipboard tag). I am also playing along the embossing challenge at My Unity Place.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Ippity (Fall for you); ink: Unity Viridian leaf; Embellishments: Honeydew Twine from the twinery, Tag chipboard(Maya Road ), brads(Basic Grey); coloring medium: Acrylic paint (turquoise), Embosing powder (Zing);

The center is a 3" square with leaves from the Ippity fall for you set, stamped and embossed. The turquoise background is created using tissue papers to add texture(need a tutorial, leave me a comment). I also left the brads so as to form a corners. The tag is from Maya Road and I love these chipboard pieces, they are perfect embellishment for every project.

I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 9, 2011

U & Me

Hope you all had a great start to the week!! I surely did because I made my second layout ever :D . I have to admit that scrapbooking is very addictive. I made this using the sketch at Hero Arts and incorporated stitching for Alice's Stitching challenge at Yvonne's blog.

 Close up of the picture  
Close up of the little bit of stamping & stitching
the journaling
 Supplies: papers: Echo Park Papers(Playground,Springtime);stamps: Hero Arts(Speckled Ornaments); ink: Momento (lady bug), Unity Co.(Viridian Leaf), Element stickers from Echo Park Springtime collecton

I have stayed in Hostel for 8 long years and have a lots of pictures from college time. I guess its time I showed them some love. I am thinking of making an album for all the layout that I create in the coming days. Lets see when that happens. As for now, I am in love with the Echo Park Papers and you will see more of them here for days to come.
Hope you like it! Thanks for playing!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

No Stamping fun!

Happy Sunday and a very happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there :)

Today I have something different to share with you all. After a long long time, I have tried something without stamping. When I started making this card, it kind of seemed impossible to make a card without stamping but I managed to and I am quite happy with the end result. I am also digging into my Echo Park paper stash after months of hoarding. They are so pretty and I feel bad putting a scissors through them but this time I gave in completely :)

I am playing for Kathy's Color Throw Down at Lily Pad cards





So here it is, a multi-fold card for the first time :)



the front



the close-up (Did you notice the handmade satin flowers?)

Different folds when the ribbon is opened

After opening

Supplies: papers: Echo Park (Walk in a park, little girl);Embellishments: Satin ribbon(White),pearl pins,felt leaf(creative impression), handmade satin ribbon roses

I haven't decorated the inside yet because I wanted to do it as per the occasion.

I hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blog Awards & RAK

I know I am awful at handling awards..not that I am not grateful but its just that I am too lazy :D
Anyways, I have been lucky to receive a few blog awards in the past few days and thought I'd share them with you here finally.

I first one is from Bhavana - Thanks a ton sweetie!





The next one is from Aditya - Thanks a lot!!

 
Next is from Tejal - Thank you, girl! It really means a lot :)
And I got another one from Hussena today- Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it.

I think these awards have made their way to almost everybody I know :D. So I'm going to pass this on to any of my lovely readers, all of whom are worthy. If you would like to take this award and pass it on, please be my guest :0) 

I shared a few random things about me sometime back. So I will just share some random things going on my side these days..ha!

1. I am being really lazy these days. I don't know what's getting to me..Is it the heat? Maybe..I don't know but I really lazy lazy :)
2. I am a complete movie freak and love to watch movies in theaters but its been six months since I last did that. I have to be happy watching downloaded movies on computer (Courtesy DH!! Marriage changes so many things :D )
3. I am experimenting with my cooking a lot lately. Learning new dishes from cookery shows and trying them out. Its fun!
4. I am a bit bored of life these days. It seems as if the excitement  has disappeared. I think a  nice vacation might bring it back (DH are you reading this? :D)
5. I left my job 3 months back because I was bored and it was too hectic. Now I am looking for a new one and hoping it wouldn't bore me.
6. Its my birthday this month and I am excited about it. I know I sound like a teenager but I am sometimes crazy like that. But who cares, its the first one I will be celebrating with DH :)

I  guess that's all I have going on with me for now :D

I also wanted to share this sweet card that Romina sent me when I was celebrating my 100 followers. Thanks a lot dear. I was so happy to receive it because I didn't expect it at all. So thoughtful of you!


I guess I have covered most of the things. If I missed out on any award please let me know. Will ya? :D

Hopefully I will be back with a card tomorrow. Till then ciao!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thank you!

Hope you all had a great start to this week! I am back today with yet another "Thank You" card just because I love making them :D

I am playing along the Inspirational Challenge at Lily Pad and my inspiration came from Vicky's {awesome} card here . I am using the sketch over at Tiffany's TG017 .


Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Maya Road (Geometric Designs), Mark's Finest Paper(Fall stamp set); ink: Colorbox pigment ink(white,green,orange,blue),Unity(Raw Sienna, French Lilac); Embossing: Ranger's Seafoam White;Embellishments: Maya Road Mini Tags chipboard,Satin ribbon,pearl pins,Uni-ball white gel pen

I used the geometric design stamp sheet by Maya Road and embossed the pattern using Ranger's seafoam white embossing powder. Then I sponged different colors till I was happy with the look. To finish it off, I have added a satin ribbon and Maya Road chipboard tag which is distressed with Raw Sienna ink along the edges and the sentiment is embossed. This is also my entry for Mark's Finest Paper Speedy the cat's friend challenge#53 - use hat pins.

Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!