Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Hello!!
It has been a great crafty year..with so many new blogger friends, 41 posts from a "posting lazy" person like me :D, loads of shopping and new techniques learnt and my new craft supplies shop (Right now limited to quilling stuff..).
This is the last post of the year..but a long one...as I am going to share 4 new projects :)

Here's a quick card I made this morning for a dear friend...(I am not going to mention her name as it is not yet sent to her :D)

Supplies: Hero arts Wild flower Garden,Ranger Archival ink jet black, Distress inks : Tumbled glass, shabby shutters, Peeled paint, Spellbinder Classic scallop circle large, making memories brad butterfly, CS - Fabriano

Next is the punched flowers card. It was lying incomplete for a long time. Finally completed it yesterday.
And here's the close up of punched flowers -
I am feeling very lazy to write the supplies. So please message me if you wnat to know about anythig :)
The white blank circle will host the sentiment. I will add it when I plan to give it to someone based on occasion.
Yesterday, I also tried my hands at fabric flowers.

As red is the colour of love, I am submitting it at Kalindi's Unconditional Love challenge.

And now the last card. This is for all my lovely blogger friends.
I have used my scraps for this card and the flower is handmade, the one which I learnt at Laura's class.

Have a wonderful new year full of happiness, love and prosperity :) and thank you for all your support, encouragement and help during 2011.

Monday, December 26, 2011

..had a very shiny nose!

This post is in continuation with my earlier one..Rudolf, the red nose reindeer..and so is the heading.
Here is the second card I made using the pie lane Rudolf sticker -
Supplies - Rudolf sticker - pie lane, pie lane Pixie dust, pie lane glitter balls, Gems from stash, star and sentiment bought locally in Singapore.
To make the christmas tree, I cut a triangle and drew flourishes with pencil.Then I loaded it with white pixie dust. With the white pixie dust, you can see the pencil flourishes beneath. Then I picked pie lane glitter ball one by one and stuck them on the flourishes..Phew!! That was tedious..but worth it :). The picture doesn't do justice..This card..rather all glittery cards look much better in person. But still...here's a close up -

Now you can imagine..how obsessed I am with glitter ..and how glittery my craft table must be :D.
Submitting this to Pielane - glittery basics

Rudolf, the red nose reindeer...

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas :)..I had a nice peaceful weekend after a long time and I managed to make 2 cards. Here's one specially for the pie lane challenge -
Supplies - Rudolf sticker - pie lane, pie lane Pixie dust, Gems from stash, stars and sentiment bought locally in Singapore.

Isn't the rudolf sticker cute? The sticker pack from pielane has 3 cute reindeers..
The Christmas tree is hand drawn and then loaded with pixie dust. Honestly, I wasn't into glitter much..I had gold and silver MS glitter since 3 years ..but hardly used it...Then when I saw the various shades that come in the pielane pixie dust box, I got obsessed :). Special thanks to Tejal for the wonderful pixie dust tutorial. Your tutorials rock!
And Here's a close up of the tree-
Submitting this to Pielane - glittery basics.
Will be back with another rudolf card soon!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Here's a Christmas card..made keeping 2 challenges in mind. Pielane - glittery basics and ICRC13 - Christmas card with non traditional colours.
Details : The main image is a free digi coloured using Steadler water colour pencils and then selectively loaded with pielane pixie dust. The outer dark blue paper is originally a white one...again overloaded with fine pielane pixie dust. The sentiment is a sticker.

Some more glittery cards to follow...until I overcome my new obsession with pixie dust :)


Friday, December 23, 2011

Back with Unconditional Love!

Hello Friends!! How have you been? I had been MIA for a long long time and missed you all so much!..Thanks to my hectic professional and personal life. My weekends are more busy than weekdays. But while I was missing, I did manage to make some cards and will be sharing the backlog one by one(Once I click the pics :)..Those who know me well...also know how lazy I am at clicking pics..).
Now without wasting more time...I will show you my latest card made specially for Kalindi's unconditional love challenge. There are still couple of hours left for the challenge to close...and thankfully I made it on time :D

The dolphins are hand drawn and coloured using steadler water colour pencils. The glitter on waves is from pie lane. Sorry for the poor picture..

Kalindi also has a candy for celebrating her blogaversary. So click on the picture to check it out -


And now here's the card I had made for Tejal's birthday. I had posted a sneak-peek..but went missing before uploading the complete one :)
Supplies: Parchment paper, Hero arts blossom art stamp, colour box frost white ink, MS glitter, clear embossing powder

I will be back soon with the back logs :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hoppy Hoppy Birthday Tejal!


It's our dear friend Tejal's birthday! And welcome to her birthday's blog hop. First of all I want to wish Tejal a very very Happy Birthday! May all your dreams (and wishlists :D) come true! Tejal is one of my first blog friends and a constant source of inspiration :). I am a big fan of her CAS and butterfly cards. She's a very sweet lady who's always ready to help with her tips and information. Thanks girl, have learned so much from you!
And here's a little blingly sneak peek of a card that I made for her..I hope she likes it!
 And now regarding the blog hop, if you came from Priya's blog you are on right track. Just click on the button below to hop on to Shalini's blog.
 Incase you are lost, here's the blog hop order -

Priyadarshini -> You are here

Hurry up and leave some love hopping along!! Blog hop ends on 26th Oct at 23:59 hours( midnight Diwali)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Distressed - Part 2

Here comes another disress inked card -


Supplies:
Distress inks : Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Stamps : Hero arts Wild flower garden
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK

It's very simple and easy and it just took me 15 mins to make this card...Earlier I was not getting the distressing right as I didn't have a blending tool and was using a sponge. But now I made my own belnding tool and it works wonders. I had a wooden stamp handle. I attached a piece of foam (The one which u get in packings) using a two way tape. And voila! The blending tool is ready. You can change the foam for using different colours or when if gets worned out.

I am submitting this card to following challenge -
CraftyJC Challenge #10: Simplicity


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Distressed - Part 1

Since this weekend I have been obsessed with distress inks and my new hero art stamps that I purchased from Ujjwal. Here are some of the bookmarks that I made using them -
Supplies -
Distress inks : Spiced Marmalade, Shabby shutters, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Tumbled glass
Stamps : Hero arts Wild flower garden, Maya Road Geometric designs stamp set
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK, Colorbox FROST WHITE Ink Pad Pigment Stamp, Creativ pigment inks
Clear Embossing powder from Hobby ideas.

Some more distress ink works to follow :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Best Wishes

Today's card is based on Piali's sketch below for ICRC10 -
And here's my card -

It's the first time I used fabric on my cards and quite happy with the outcome. The yellow lace and the fabric cutwork patch is from my mom's stash. The sentiment is a peel off sticker. The red dotted pp is DCWV stack 7, the bottom pp is from paper mania. The doily is from Shruti. Thanks girl! I need some more :).
And now the show stopper of this card - the handmade flower. It is made using handmade paper using pielane glitter balls at center. I learnt this from Laura. Thanks Laura for the wonderful classes!
I will be uploading pictures of other flowers that I learnt in her class in my next post.

Submitting this at - ICRC10 - Sketch + use fabric/felt

And one good news! This card of mine made it to top 3 at the ICRC9 challenge. This is the third time I made it to ICRC top 3 :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ujjwal's BIG giveaway

Hey Friends,
Did you check out the BIG giveaway planned by Ujjwal?

She has an awesome store with lots of things on sale too. This giveaway is exclusive to the customers and is open until 20th October. So hop on to her blog for details.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here comes The just for you store!

Today I am so happy to announce the opening of my "The just for you store". This store is specially for the crafters in hyderabad to avail good quality paper quilling supplies. In addition to quilling supplies, it will also have some other supplies required in card making and scrapbooking. Not just that, but handmade products too. I would also be shipping all over India.

So hurry up, check out my store and don't forget to be a follower :)

There's another good news. We have completed 12 "Take a quill Pill" challenges and that means we have completed 1 year:). So to celebrate this occasion and the opening of my store, there's somehting special planned at "Take a quill Pill". So keep watching  :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

SURPRISE!!

A surprise is on it's way...so keep watching this space over the weekend :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

CAS quilled!

I made a CAS quilled card this morning. yes you heard it right.."Quilled"..A quilled card ...after ages :D... I wanted to make a card with white background embossed and 1 bright color quilling...but I ended using 2 colors.


I loved using white embossed CS and so there will be some more similar creations coming up.
I am submitting it to -
1) ICR challenge 9 - CELEBRATIONS+ NO RUBBER/DIGI STAMPING EXCEPT FOR SENTIMENT!!!
Yes, My 5th entry to ICRC9 :)..Well I can't help it..it came at the time I got my cuttlebug..so I had to put my stamps away.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A circle flip up book card

Finally I made the circle flip up book card : ) Was planning to make one since I saw on Khushboo's blog. The only difficult part is decorating the panels. It has 4 panels + the top of the card and I had to think really hard. As it was my first attempt, I decided to go with a smaller size.
Top

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

Panel 4
Thanks Khushboo for the inspiration!
And here's the supplies list -
1) Card stock - local
2) Blue PP - It's a navy blue card stock with white core. It is embossed using Cuttlebug -Swiss dots embossing folder and then sanded to reveal the white core.
3) The striped PP - DCWV stack 7
4) The die cut on top of the card - Cuttlebug Disney Combo Embossing & Die Set : CELEBRATIONS
5) The  die cuts on the inner panels -Cuttlebug Die 3X3 PARTY: CELEBRATIONS
6) Scallops - Spellbinders Die Set-Classic Scallop Circle Large

I am now going to let my cuttlebug rest for a while as the poor thing is tired especially with die cutting. Actually I hate seeing the mark ups on the B plates :(. So the next few cards with be stamping ones with some embossing (no die cutting).
I am submitting this to -
1) ICR challenge 9 - CELEBRATIONS+ NO RUBBER/DIGI STAMPING EXCEPT FOR SENTIMENT!!!
2) Simon Says stamp - MULTIFOLD CARDS/CREATIONS


Saturday, September 10, 2011

A quick card!

Posting a quick card that I made last night. I wanted to submit it to ET's ribbon flower challenge but missed the deadline :(
But then I am glad that I got to learn something new :).

And here goes the Supplies list-
Martha Stewart garden trellis punch, Ribbon and CS - local, dark pink pp is from best occasions scrapbook kit, flourishes from Sizzlits Decorative Flourishes Set , Sentiment is cut from Provocraft Curls and Swirls alphabet set.

I have an extra set of "Provocraft Curls and Swirls alphabet set" for sale (brand new and unopened) for 1000 Rs. (excluding shipping).  Let me know if you are are interested. You can view the details of this wonderful die set at -
http://www.provocraft.com/products/detail.php?cl=cuttlebug&scl=alphabet&cat=&item=37-1054

I am submitting the above card at -
 ICR challenge 9 - CELEBRATIONS+ NO RUBBER/DIGI STAMPING EXCEPT FOR SENTIMENT!!!

I am on a roll this weekend..and to add to it the issues with my rotary trimmer are sorted. Since few days I was a little upset with the trimmer not cutting properly. I thought that the blade had worn off and I was feeling totally handicapped. Then I read Tejal's post on Paper Trimmers and found "Again, the track in which the blade runs, might need replacing once a year …again depending on your usage"
And it struck me to check the track and found that it was the culprit. I removed it and flipped it over and now the trimmer is cutting perfectly. Thanks so much Tejal!

So keep watching for some more cards :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My First...

Posting a card that I made few days back. I had not posted it earlier as it was yet to reach the recipient.
It's an Easel card -


This is my first card using cuttlebug, Penny black stamp and distress ink. I wanted to add some more punched flower emblishments, but as I sending the card with post, I was not sure if it would reach properly. Please let me know if you know any tips for posting such cards.
I am submitting it to  - Charisma Cardz Challenges!!! - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bugged!

Finally overcame my laziness and managed to take pictures of the cards I made since last 2 weeks. Here's one of them. Last week I was hit with the Cuttlebug fever. And you can see that in the card below.

The icream cone and scoops are hand drawn and cut.
I am submitting it  to ICR challenge 9 - CELEBRATIONS+ NO RUBBER/DIGI STAMPING EXCEPT FOR SENTIMENT!!! Yes my second entry :) and hopefully more to come as the deadline of the challenge has been extended.

This week I am experimenting with my distress inks. So next post would be full of them :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's time to Celebrate!

A quick post to display my experiments with my latest buys.
My mojo is super high and my craft room a super mess :D. So here's a card that I made last night -
Not a very good picture..But you may click on it to view the details.
I used the Coredinations white core paper - Embossed using cuttlebug(d'vine swirls folder) and then sanded, Martha Stewart butterfly punch with sparkles (glitter glue). The green glitter balls are from Pie Lane The sentiment (MICA stamps) is stamped using distress ink on a scallop cut using the spellbinder die. The edges are distressed too. I took inspiration for the scallop with glitter balls from Khushboo's card. She has used red gem stones. I hope you don't mind it Khushboo :)

I missed last few challenges due to some or the other reason. Glad could made it this time.

More experiements coming up soon.. So keep watching :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hand made Rakhis

Hey All,

Had been a little lazy in posting. Since Last 2 weeks, I had been quilling some Rakhis :). Actually I wanted to send Rakhis to my cousins in US. My hubby was going to take it along and post it in US itself. The rakhi stalls were not up yet. So I quilled rakhis and sent them. I liked the way they turned up and qulled some more :) And here are the pics.


Hope you like them :).
My hubby's back now with loads of my craft goodies. One is the cuttlebug :) So would be soon experimenting with the cuttlebug... Gosh..Looks like my craft budget for the entire year is over ..but no regrets :D

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Romina's Yummillicious Candy!!

Hey Friends!!
Here's an awesome chance to win yummilicious candy by Romina. I am sure you would be saying "Wow" after seeing the candy picture below -

This is not it..Romina's going to add a MS round the page punch if she reaches 100 followers.
 So hop on to her blog and follow the rules.  I am KMFX :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby girl Album!

WARNING : Loads of pictures
Hi All,
I have been MIA since almost a month..and that's because something was cooking in the background. I had been working on a baby girl album.. and finally it's complete..It's my first attempt and hence it took so long.. It's meant for an adorable baby "Saachi" - a friend's baby girl who stays in US. My husband was to leave for US yesterday and was going to take the album along. So just finished it some 4 hours before he left for the airport and managed to take some pictures and a video :)
Here are photos of the pages from the album -













And here's the video -
video

 I don't possess any MS or other border punches..nor I have cuttlebug..but I had bought some border cutouts and embossed papers from Kavitha's store. So I could use them. I have also used emblishments(ribbons, buttons and die cuts) from A1 craft supplies store. The stamps are from Karuna's store.

Comments awaited :)
*Update* - I added photos of all the pages :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My second trishutter card!

This is a quick post to display my new trishutter card. It is made specially for Anita's Sentiment in window challenge.I am again just in time, just a couple of hours before the challenge closes :)
So, here's my card-
I will put up some better pictures tomorrow with proper lights.
In this card, I have done a lot of cutting as I don't own any die cutting tools. The window is handcut after tracing with label die cuts which I had bought from Kavitha. The butterflies are stamped, embossed and then cut. The flourishes are also hand-drawn and cut.The flowers are handmade. The centers of the 2 big cards are made using glitter balls from pie lane. The outer window is sprinkled with pink glittler from pie lane..and the butterfly trails in center are heart sequences..again from pie lane.
I will update this post with detailed pictures. Till then..Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

GDT for ICRC5!

Hello!
Last week has been very hectic with loads of work in office. And hence the delay in posting my latest card which I designed for ICRC5. My card for ICRC3 made it to top 3 and I was choosen as he guest DT :) and this is the second time that I won ICR.
The theme for ICRC5 is "Interpret the word RAIN and decorate the inside of the card or the envelope".
When Tejal informed me the theme, I thought of raining hearts. But didn't find a good digi with a couple so dropped the idea. Next I thought of raining butterflies, but last minute I got loads of work in office leaving me with just 4-5 hours to complete my "RAIN" task. So I decided to go for raining cupcakes/goodies. I had a DP which went well with the theme. I had also bought some cupcake borders from Kavitha. So had enough things to go well with the theme.
And here's my card-
It's raining goodies - coz it's ur b'day!

Inside of card
I was still in the doodling mood :) so doodled the gifts, cupcakes and ballons and colored them with staedler water color pencils. Later I coatedd them and the digital cupcake with "Glue n Gloass". Honestly, I am not so happy with this card and I think I could have done better...but anyway, there's always a next time :).

Isn't this a challenging challenge? So what are you waiting for? Join the fun at ICR and get drenched in the RAINY challenge!