Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Molded clay rose from Craft Adda

Hi all!
Today I have a card I made with a molded clay rose that was made by and generously gifted to me by Khyati Kothari of Craft Adda.


I combined it with the design block stamp from Hero Arts, ribbon and self-adhesive gemstones.

Pretty isn't it?

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Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My first big order is in the mail!!

mailed my first big order today to the U.S.!

I packed all the cards in a box and went to post office, but, was told that the packing was not right and that I would have to go the main GPO to pack it correctly. 

So when I reached the General Post Office, I was pleasantly surprised that the post office themselves had boxes for packaging and would do the cloth packing too. 
As the employees were out for lunch (it was 1pm), I started to leave. A security guard stopped me and directed me to a small stall under a tree opposite the GPO where there were a few men doing the packing and addressing of parcels. The man ( known as JP to all) saw me from across the street and crossed over to help me. 
He then proceeded to pack my parcel expertly, address it, and guide me as to the firms that needed to be filled before I could mail it. 


At the same stall another gentleman was helping some by filling up a money order form. 
Such small businesses fill me with hope... India works... There is chaos in this madness!

I then went and mailed my parcel in the General Post Office!

All done and on its way!!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Fun tags

Hey everyone! I have been having some fun with tags of late…
Here they are…


 Spellbinders nest abilities, Hero Arts nicest thoughts rubber stamp.


Kaisercraft stamp set, Verses rubber stamps sentiment



Spellbinders nestabilities, IO map background, Hero Arts better place rubber stamp 



Spellbinders nestabilities, IO map background, Hero Arts better place rubber stamp

I am submitting  these tags for the ATCAS 'Tag" challenge.



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Good night!


Birthday card for a teenage boy

It's my son's 17th birthday today!!
As per a tradition I started a few years ago, I made him a birthday card.
I was inspired by this card from Etsy.com...https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/121253993/computer-geek-birthday-techie-birthday?
I couldn't find the image online( it is a digital image by Mo Manning), so I decided to draw it myself. 
Not a bad illustration I think!


This is the view of my son that I see whenever I enter his room!!! 
He is an aspiring writer and illustrator so I added the cup of pens on the side. 
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft which I die cut with spellbinders nest abilities and popped up using an action wobble!!


These wobbles are so much fun and so very easy to use. 
The Happy Birthday sentiment is fro Hero Arts. 
All in all a good night's work, don't you think???

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Have a good evening!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trying my hand at Illustration!

Hello all!
Today I decided to do an illustration on my card for the Moxie fab "Foxy Foxes Challenge". This is way way out of my comfort zone...never tried this before!
I was inspired by this illustration by Lauren Minco, that I came across on Instagram.



I wanted to make this a One Layer Card, so I first drew the image in pencil and then using my Versamark pen  I heat embossed the image in Black. 
I then coloured the image with Camel Watercolours. I then added the sentiments from Hero Arts All Occassion messages and Everyday Sayings stamp sets.

The border is from the Hot of the Press Delicate Patterns stamp set.

I am also submitting this card for the Catchy Challenges watercolour challenge.

I like my illustration...what do you think?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quick tags


I have been struggling  with a creative block for the last couple of months and it is really frustrating!
So, I decided to try making some tags...a smaller and less daunting project!
Here is what I came up with for my official Craft Adda Blog post....







To make these tags, I used Spellbinders Nestabilities dies,  rubber stamps from PTI, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, and sentiment and shape dies from Spellbinders, Penny black and Paper smooches.
I used inks from Memento and Versafine and Derwent watercolour pencils.
Hope these tags inspire you to create!

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Have a good night!

Mint cupcake and macarons!

My mojo has gone for a walk and is taking its time coming back!!!
I am trying to cope by making tags!(among other things!)
They are smaller projects which seem less daunting!

So, I made this tag today for the "Less is More" Chocolate and Mint challenge.


The tag was cut using Spellbinders nest abilities. The Chocolate cupcake wrapper was cut from a paper I downloaded from Sandra's blog 'MeinLilaPark'. It was a free DIY print.
Perfect for this project I thought!!
As I did not have mint coloured paper, I cut out the 'cake' from white paper, covered it with versa mark and heat embossed it with mint embossing powder.
The entire cupcake and rose bud etc is cut using the Scrapping Cottage Cottage Cutz 'Stacked candies' die.
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the background is from Hero Arts 'Designblocks'.
I used chocolate coloured Rafia and mint coloured bakers twine to finish the tag.
Fun, isn't it?!

Oh dear...I just realised I have used colours other than the specified chocolate and mint.

So, I made another card for the same challenge...


For this card, I heat embossed the macarons (from the Avery  Elle 'bonjour' stamp set.)with mint embossing powder. I coloured it in with brown water colour and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts (Be happy today) stamp set with Rich cocoa ink from Memento. The paper is the same I used above and for the mint coloured strip, I used a technique which I learnt from the awesome Jennifer Mcguire...to heat emboss a piece of paper with the required colour and then cut a strip from it. 

I am so happy with this card!!!!!

Am also entering the tag for the Case Study challenge.




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Have a good evening!