Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Album on order!

You must be wondering what's keeping so busy that I am missing from the blog land. Here's what I have been working on- A mini album! I am so happy to be making the Valentine's Day really special for some people this year :D

Here is a little peak at the 10 page Mini album with photo inserts:

ALBUM COVER(entering this for Pretty Paper Studio Challenge#1.)


One of my favorite pages

And another one of my favorite. The two bubbles will have the favorite songs, so cute :D

A pull in tag on the left side and a stamped one on the right :)

I hope you like it as much as I do. 

And I am still taking Valentine's day orders for albums and cards and all those little something specials till 5 Feb, so drop me a mail at ujjwal.handmadewithlove@gmail.com if you'd like me to make a personalized gift for your someone special this Valentine's Day :)

Off to work on the next album order! See ya later! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!

Happy Monday people! It's Monday and that means its time for some Prickley Pear inspiration. The Prickley Pear store has some great new Valentine's day stamps that you wouldn't want to miss out. Do check the store!

I am on to my Valentine's day card and when I saw Virginia's Challenge at Lily Pad Cards, I knew what I wanted to do :)

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Prickley Pear( Heart Key Crown Clear Stamps Set); inks:Jenni Bowlin (Chewing gum, cough syrup), Distress Inks(tumbled glass), Momento(dandelion), Unity Co. (French Lilac);embellishment:  Twine from The twinery, Pie lane Star Crystals

I white embossed some of the hearts and simply stamped the other ones to create a variety of hearts to work with. Then I used matching color twines to hang them from the negative of a die-cut. I love how it turned out.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the PPRS team created for this week.

Hope you like it!Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 20, 2012

A little something for Valentine's Day!

I know I haven't been sharing much on the blog lately, but I have been crafting in the background and today I thought I'd share a little peak of something I am working on for the Valentine's Day. It's a mini-album and it is yet not complete. I am still working on the inside pages and will share them in another post.

Today I am sharing the cover of the album as I based it on the sketch from the last Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge#83. It has been one of my all time favorite place to pick up a challenge to play along with. And although I am sad that its the last of their fabulous challenges, I think it's for the best for Jenny. Jenny, I really admire your work and I wish you good health and plenty of family time this year :)

I actually took the scraps left from the last album I worked on and went from there. Its all about some pretty Studio Calico & Echo Park Papers and stickers along with American Crafts chipboard thickers and some up-cylced fruit packaging :)

On another note, Jenny is currently having a huge giveaway over at her blog. So if you haven't visited her yet, do drop by to have a chance to win some wonderful crafty goodies!

Will be back with more crafty share soon!
Take care!

Monday, January 16, 2012

First order of this year....

..is finally out in the mail today! Here is a little peek of 100 bookmarks made over a span of 4 days straight (of course with lot of help from hubby dearest :D )

All packed up and ready to go :) (They were a delight to watch and I couldn't believe I actually made 100 in 4 days :D)

I have a couple of more orders to go out and then hopefully I will have time start with the Valentine stuff.

See you later again!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Aditya's Birthday Blog Hop!

Today I am participating in a birthday blog hop to wish Aditya a very Happy Birthday!

We are all gearing up to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful person, he happens to be someone who is perceptive and cooperative to the point of being idyllic. Most of us in the blog hop know him through our common interest in crafting no one can deny knowing his honesty and candidness. He is one of the most accomplished paper crafter known to us and it is our wish for him, that he gets all that he aspires for in this new year. We wish him the best of everything, Happy Birthday Aditya and may you have the best of times with friends and family and an extremely crafty time ahead. We also hope that his store reaches to one and all in the crafting world and he hoards more of our favorite supplies with lesser rates :D :D

Why don't you join us in wishing him a brilliant birthday ...? 

You should have arrived here from Sree Swathi's blog. If not, you might want to visit Neha Jain's blog for all the blog hop details including prizes.
For my card today, I pulled out my PTI goodness to work with

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: PTI(Friends 'till the end, Harvest Berries); inks:Jenni Bowlin(Brown sugar, Seed Packet), Unity Stamp Co. (Raw Sienna); coloring medium: Faber Castell Markers

I had so much fun coloring in the flower using Faber Castell markers. It was time consuming but worth the time and effort. I distressed the edges lightly using raw sienna ink.

Entering this card for Jay Gee's Nook Challenge#15, inspired by the colors and serenity of the inspirational picture.

Hope you will find time to wish Aditya, a very happy Birthday and make his take extra special!
Next stop is Neha's blog! Do visit to see what she has in store for our Birthday Boy :)

Have a good day! See you soon again!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Prickley Pear Valentines Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to Prickley Pear's new release of Valentines and Steampunk themed Red Rubber Stamps! 
To celebrate this new release we are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspirations by the Design Team and a give away! One happy participant will win a $ 15 gift certificate to the web shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. Last day to enter is Sunday 15th midnight EST. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the particpating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Monday. 

Here is today's blog hop schedule:
Prickley Pear Blog
Ujjwal (You are here)

If you missed any of the previous days, here is the link to Day 1 and Day 2 blog hop. You still have time to leave comments and increase you chances at the prize.

For my card today, I decided to use

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Prickley Pear(Ruffle Heart, Vase with Heart, Sm vase with Heart ), ;inks:Jenni Bowlin(chewing gum,cough syrup)

I created my own subtle pattern paper using the ruffle heart stamp, colored parts of vases with markers and added some pretty ribbon, lace and flowers to finish it off.
Don't forget to visit and leave a comment on all blogs for your chance to win.

Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bookmark - 2!

** This is my second post for the day! Please scroll down to see the previous post.

So here is the second design of the bookmarks in the process. I kept this one absolutely simple since I have to mass produce them.

I loved the freshness of this color combination! Its all just about simple stamping and scallop punch :)
I am a little short on time so  I am skipping the supply list. If you have any questions about the supplies I used here, please feel free to drop me a comment.

This is also my entry for the Flourishes Noon Time Challenge - Part 2.

Will see you soon again! Stay tuned!


Hey ya everybody! Hope you are all well and busy crafting in the new year, I am sure as hell busy crafting my days away! I am working furiously to complete a few orders and complete all my crafty commitments :)

Right now, I am working on bookmarks and I just thought I would share one of the designs today here. It isn't anything new that I have tried. I have already used this design and technique on some of my previous cards. Due to a very tiny timeline given to complete these bookmarks, I thought its better to stick with what I know well.

Here is the front of the bookmarks, I have used my most trusted and loved technique of heat embossing.

And the back of the bookmarks look like this

I wanted to leave a little blank space for the client to sign them personally, so I didn't emboss the whole of the back side. And as you can see I didn't really care about blending the distress inks, I love the effect those strokes and splotches leave.

I am entering this for Flourishes Noon Time Challenge- The year of the dragon as I was inspired by the colors of the inspiration picture.

Hope to see you again soon! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!

It's Monday and that means its time for some Prickley Pear inspiration. The Prickley Pear store and design team are back in action after taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays and there are some fabulous events and releases lined up. Stay Tuned!

For my card today, I kept it very simple and let the stamps shine.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Prickley Pear( Spring Scalloped Circles Clear Stamps Set); inks:Momento (Tuxedo black), Distress Inks(Walnut Stain) 

There's nothing much to say about this simple card. I have paper pieced the vases using colored card stock and have used markers to color in a few parts of the image. I am playing along the ICRC14 - Anything Goes + CAS and Young Crafters Unite Challenge#5 - Clean & Simple.

Please don't forget to visit the Prickley Pear blog to check out the inspiration from the entire team.

Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year! + Giveaway Winner!

Hello 2012! I know this post is a little late but never the less, wishing you all a very Happy New Year! May this year be more fun, happy and rewarding than the last one for all of you!

I had an eventful 2011 with lots of things changing around me and people I love and fortunately they were mostly good changes. So I am now ready to go through another year and see what it has in store for me :)

First things I wanna do in this new year is that I plan on getting back on track with my crafting which has been on a low since past couple of months. I bought and won a few new crafting stuff and I hope to put them to use. The first of those new things I got are the PTI stamps. I am in love the Harvest Berries set and the sunflowers stamp. They are just wonderful and I have so many ideas to play with going on in my mind.

For today, I just created a simple card with lots of stamping.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: PTI(Sunflower, Harvest Berries), PPRS(Victorian Ornaments); inks:Momento (Dandellion), Jenni Bowlin(Brown sugar, Seed Packet), Distress Inks(Walnut Stain) 

I am playing along the Make It Monday#47 - A la Carte which is to pick any of the previous challenges to play and I chose the Make It Monday#5- distressing edges for my entry. I love the fact that Lisa used regular scissors for distressing just like I do because I do not own any fancy distressing tools.

 I also want to enter this card for the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge#81 - New. I am sad that Jenny is closing this challenge this month because I have loved their challenges ever since they begin and I want to make sure that I participate in the last few. Here's wishing Jenny good health and quality family time this year!

This new year card also fits perfectly for CraftyJC Challenge#13 - Something New.

ETA: Adding this for Varna's Stamping Challenge! Thanks for letting me know, Hussena! I love supporting people who venture out into new things and I wish Varna all the luck :)

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you for your lovely comments and wishes and feedback! I hope I can really work on the points that you have mentioned and keep bringing you new and wonderful stuff on this blog!

The lucky winner of the goody bag is Poornima.
Congratulations! Please send me your mailing address with next 48 hours to claim your prize.

Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!