Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fresh cut florals

Hey Friends!
It's the second post of the day :).  Looks like 2014 is going to be a crafty year for me.
These days I am hooked onto water coloring effect and the Wplus 9 - fresh cut florals is a perfect for it. It can be used in so many different ways (Thanks to OCC - Stretch your stamps2). So here are 5 cards made using it-

Which one do you like the best?


OCC - Stretch you stamps2 - graphics stamps

Hey Friends,

I have always found graphic stamps difficult and CAS has never been my style. I didn't posses any graphic stamps but wanted to give a try to the technique learnt at OCC -Stretch your stamps2 - Day 7. So I pulled out my almost unused Papertrey ink  stamp set - Guide lines stamp set ( which I was thinking of detashing) and here are my 2 cards -

Do let me know what you think about them :)


Friday, August 8, 2014

OCC stretch your stamps 2 - Day1 card

Hey Friends,
I haven't been so active on blogger, but I have been crafting a lot lately. My almost died Mojo is back in full swing ( And I really hope it stays for a long time).
Recently I bought 3 classes @ One of them is stretch you stamps2 which is ongoing and this is one of the main reason that got my mojo back.
Not just this, I learned so many new ways by which I use my long neglected stamps.
So here are 2 cards that I made as a part of OCC - Stretch you stamps2 day1 homework.

These are made using the  faux water color background technique.
I will be back soon with more homework cards. Keep watching :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My very First Tilda!

Hi Friends!
Today I am posting my very first Tilda card. I love water coloring and was looking forward to lay my hands on Magnolia stamps. Finally got few of them in a sale. And here's one using Magnolia Tilda with Hawaii Flower-

I have added lot with glitter with diamond stickles as you can see in pic below-

Here's the close up -

And here are the supplies used-
Stamp :  Magnolia Tilda with Hawaii Flower, TPC Studio Greeting, PTI Beautiful Blooms II
Water colors : Staedtler watercolor pencils
Dies: Magnolia doohickey's Heart Swirl, Heart To Heart Doily by Cheery Lynn Designs
Punches: Martha stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch, Jeff punch for flowers
Distress inks : Worn lipstick, Spun Sugar
Diamond Dust stickles

Submitting this to following challenges -
Marvelous Magnolia fans - Use your punches
Imaginations - Anything goes with distress inks - Used distress inks to distress the edges, color the punched flowers and create a shaded effect on heart doily.

Hope you liked it. Will be back with another post soon!

Look who's changed?

Hey Friends,

I am back to my crafty space after ages and so I thought of giving my long neglected blog a makeover. My blog has a new title and address. I hardly quill these days so thought of changing the title "Not Just Quilling" to "Handmade By Piyu". Also can now be reached at

I hope this time I will overcome my laziness and all other excuses and keep this space up-to-date.

Stay tuned to see what's been cooking while I was away :)