Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Are you ready for Let's Get Trendy Now!3 ?

Hello there friends! Would you like some fabulous ideas for working with some of the hottest trends
in crafting today? Why not come join us for a fun online workshop?

I’m joining this group of awesome ladies in the Let’s Get Trendy Now!3 workshop where we will be
showing 5 trends – neon, sequins, handmade embellishments, stitching and textured layers. Not
only will you be inspired by 32 never-been-seen projects, you will also get a chance to win some
prizes if you play along with our challenges.


Just add your name to the linky tool and join us from 3 – 7 June at Let’s Get Trendy Now!3 site.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Photo Oriented Anniversary Album !

So I had the chance of making this big 12X12 scrapbook for a couple who were completing their 10 years of togetherness. Oh well, what better way to celebrate than to flip through the pages of a beautiful scrapbook, looking at all the photos(old & new) and re-living the treasured moments :)

This 10 page album has lots of photos, and by lots I mean more than 100(hence photo-oriented :)) so I had to really push my brain to think of ways to add more photos while not adding more pages. Interactive elements saved my life and the book turned out to be awesome :)

Here is the cover


The fabric beneath the photo was upcycled from an old dress and I love the feel it gives to the cover. The photo was then stitched down on the fabric using some simple hand stitches on the corners.

Entering this for LESSology: Challenge#25 - For the love of fabric and Shahrul's Challenge to stitch at Yvonne's blog Do More With Less

Have a good week ahead my friends!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mother's Day Gift - Photo fridge magnets!

Okay I admit, I have been procrastinating the blog posts for a while now(Mother's Day was like 3 days ago :)). Not because I am lazy but because I am tired these days with all the family commitments and work stuff and then having a very-active-11-month-old baby around doesn't help at all :)

Anyways, I just wanted to share what I gifted my 2 mothers (mum-in-law and mum) this year on Mother's day. Let's face it, mother's love their kids but when the grand child arrives, all their focus shifts to the new member in the family :)
Although I miss all the attention I used to get, I also feel happy that my daughter Aadya has such wonderful and loving grandparents.
So I thought nothing would make the grand mother's happier more than a picture of their grand daughter. I took the pictures of my daughter and converted them into fridge magnets with a personalized message at the bottom. And I had a cute and meaning full gift ready in no time :)

Nani is what Aadya would call my mum and Dadi is what she would call my mum-in-law. Needless to say, both the mums loved it :)

I used a chipboard base, Cheery Lynn Mini Font Die cuts and Mod Podge Dimensional to finish them off.  "Dadi" and "Nani" are hand-written. The back of these have a magnetic strip so they stick to the fridge without any trouble.

I am happy that I could make something for my two mums this year and they both loved it too :)

Entering this for the Gift Challenge in the Moxie Fab World  and Hands to hearts Challenge#10 - My Mother.

See ya soon !

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Favor boxes anyone?

I love trying out new things and I had a blast when I tried making these little 2X2 boxes. They are just plain cute :)

Perfect for holding little treats and I mean not just sweet treats, how about some jewellery?

And I think they will be perfect favors for any party be it birthdays, weddings or  just about anything. All you need to do is match the theme of the boxes to the occasion.

The ones I made are for holding chocolate truffles, one in each box...cute right??


I am giddy with the idea of receiving some yum chocolate truffles in these super cute tiny little boxes :)

Entering this for the Gift Packaging Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Have a yum day my friends!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Tags!

So I just had the opportunity to create some pretty little tags for mother's day and I had so much fun making them :)
They are perfect to add that special personalized touch to the mother's day gifts.

American Crafts Velvet Thickers, PTI Stamp Set (Friends 'till the end), Hero Arts Stamp (Live & Laugh), jute twine, Distress inks(Spice marmalade, barn door, mustard seed, peeled paint, faded jeans)

 Baskin Robin's Pink Spoon, hand written sentiment, jute twine
 American Crafts Stamp (Aspire), hand written and hand stitched sentiment

Lawn Fawn Stamp(Sew Lovely), Pattern Paper(Crate Paper)

Cheery Lyn Alphabet Dies, Lawn Fawn Stamp, PTI Stamp Set (Friends 'till the end)

Entering these little pretties for the Gift Tag Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

If you have any questions regarding these tags, leave me a comment here and I will happy to help :)

See ya soon with some more tag fun :) 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Inspiration for Lulupu Challenge#12

Hey ya,

Sorry for being away and not posting here as regularly as I used to but I have been crazy busy with family commitments and loads of custom orders to tackle. I will be regular soon I promise :)

Before I share my inspiration for this month's challenge at Lulupu with you, I just wanted to let you know that my design team term is coming to an end at Lulupu this month. It was an awesome experience working with an exceptional team and meeting so many fun and talented crafters.

Lulupu is looking for new designers to start in June and its a great opportunity for you to give it a try and make it to the team :). For all the details on the team and how to apply, please check HERE

Onto my card for this month, I tried something that I hadn't done before, I tried origami and it was so much fun :)

Since the challenge theme this month is My first love, My dad and I was struggling with masculine theme as always, I googled and googled for ideas and that is when I saw a tutorial on making these super cute origami shirts. I thought they were perfect for a Father's day card and when I picked up my design team kit from Lulupu I found the perfect paper in the "Welcome to Paris" Prima Paper Pad to use for my shirt.

And here is what I made (which by the way, I am completely in love with :))

Isn't it super cute? I started by folding a A4 size sheet from the paper pad to make the origami shirt. The folded shirt was perfect to fit on a standard card size ( 4.25X5.5 ). I inked up the edges of the shirt using Black soot distress ink to give it more depth. I then sew the buttons to give it a more realistic look, added a pocket (on foam adhesive) and tucked in a tiny folded paper to look like a handkerchief. Once my shirt was done, I made a little tag to go with it and hand wrote the sentiment :)

And there you have it, a super cute origami card! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this challenge. For all the details, visit the Lulupu blog.

Have a good day my friends!