Sunday, 13 August 2017

Blogger Recognition Award

Hi friends,
I am excited to share that I have been nominated by Sharada from Happy Momentzz for the Blog Recognition Award. Thank you Sharada!! She blogs about her crafting experiences and there are loads of inspirations. You should definitely check her blog!




When another blogger nominates you for this award, there are a few steps that you need to take to accept:
  • Thank the nominating blogger
  • Write a post about the award
  • Share a story of how and why you started your blog
  • Offer at least two pieces of advice for new bloggers
  • Pass on the nomination to another 15 bloggers
  • Respond to the nominating blogger with a link to this post on their blog
My story....

Now the story on how did I start my blog. Well I was always fascinated by craft and during school days I would draw and paint a lot, experiment with different things including crochet, cross stitch, glass painting, sand art etc. This was all thanks to my mother who herself is a very quick learner and her interests rubbed on to me. However somewhere down the line I lost touch as I got busy with education and job. Few years back I again started crafting on insistence of my friends I started this blog. I really feel it was one of the best things as I got to know so many lovely people and a whole universe of creativity.


Advice....

Blogging is a serious business. There are times I do not post for weeks together due to lulls or any personal reasons but I realize what I miss when I do regular posts. I feel so happy, creative and I think it also helps to become a better person!
So I would definitely suggest to have regular posts. (Which I am trying to do as well :P)

Photography skills are definitely a add on. Again this one is something I am trying to improve upon. But photographs are a very important part of the blog so these have to be excellent.


Other awesome bloggers

It is difficult to list only a few bloggers, but below are some of the awesome ones I have come across.


Annie from Creations by Annie

Debra from Crafted by Debra

Suchi from Suchi's CardStock 

Pauline from Crafting with Cotnob


Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day ahead.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

CASology 5-Year Anniversary BALLOON Blog Hop!

Hi friends,
I am sharing a card today which I had made specifically for the CASology blog hop.


  




I created this couple of days back but somehow missed to post this. So here we go, since the theme is balloon used my balloon stamp(Itsy Bitsy) and colored it with bright brush pen colors. Added the sentiment(SSS) and distressed the edges.



Thank you for visiting!






    

Friday, 28 July 2017

Slide Pop-up Card

Hi Friends,
For a change today I am sharing something different from the usual simple cards. This one is a slide pop-up card. Usually I stick to single layer or max 2 layer cards, but to enter into few of the challenges I went out of my way to try something new.

Here is the card.


The front is simple with bunch of colorful flowers(Mudra stamps) and burlap border(Itsy Bitsy). Then when we pull the ribbon, the surprise message underneath can be seen and the flowers pop up! 
 The sentiment(SSS) is stamped on smooshed cardstock.



Another look. In the slider card I made a pocket so that any gift card or cash can be given.




Hope you like it and I would love to get feedback on it. Have a happy Friday and happy weekend ahead!


I am sharing the card in following challenges.

Mudra Challenge#11 - Interactive Card/Project
(Used Mudra stamps for this card)



Aud Sentiments Challenge #185 No Sentiment On front of Project
(Sentiment is visible only when the tab is pulled)

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog



Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Through the Purple Haze Challenge#130 Anything Goes




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Smooshed background card

Hello friends,

Today I plan to share a card with smooshed background. I had this piece of smooshed paper since ages, decided to convert into a card. I have also used patterned paper. I usually don't use PP since I always have this block whenever I take them out for making a card. So finally in a very small way I am using it.

I have kept the smoosh and the sentiment(from SSS) as the highlight and bordered it with PP(from Papericious)


That's it for today, thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day ahead.

I am putting this card in following challenges.


AAA Cards CAS Game # 95 Rainbow




Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - You've got the edge


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Watercolors


Hello everyone!!

Today want to share a card wherein I have done free hand drawing and colored using water color pencils. It's a very simple card.



With continuous rains since yesterday I am forced to stay indoor. I am on coloring spree and going crazy with drawing. I will soon post other cards. Do let me know your thought son the card it means  a lot.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

I am sharing this card in following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 289 and 290

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

CAS One Layer -Congratulations

Hi....Hope you had good head start for the week.
Today I am sharing a Congratulations card and of course again a single layer one :)


The image and the sentiment is stamped on the colored cardstock and I have used brush pens to add in the color.
I have used Itsy Bitsy stamp set for the image and the sentiment is from SSS.

I am sending this one to


AAA Cards- CAS Game #94





Less is More - Challenge #336, 337 - Colored Cardbase




Thanks for stopping by......have a great week ahead.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Another Birthday Card

Welcome back....I somehow was not able to post this card so doing it now.



First I used distress ink to color the panel. From one of the stencils I outlined the butterfly and using masking stamped the sentiment over it. Finally put these on the colored cardstock.


I sending this to

AAA Cards CAS Game # 93 Words take centre stage






Flower Power

Hello friends happy Friday to you! I am sharing a CAS with flower again.

Here is the card....



Using the salty ocean distress ink pad I made the strokes and then mounted the die cut flower(from Coralynn Murray) on top of it. Added some jewels and the sentiment is from Inspired from Stamping.

I am playing along


Freshly Made Sketches #295 A sketch by Narelle


CAS on Sunday Challenge # 111 Flowers

For your blog


I will be posting one more card, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Sunflower


This is second post for today which was totally unplanned, but I made a card and couldn't resist to upload it.



I hand drew the sunflower and colored in many layers using the watercolor pencils. Some splatter, sentiment and faux stitching and the card is done.

Linking to




CAS on Sunday



Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday

workitwedbanner


All Sorts Challenge - Week 421 Flower Power

Allsorts challenge blog

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Single layer floral card

This is a quick single layer card using one of my favorite floral stamp. I have used color pencils for the coloring.



Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the flowers from Inspired By Stamping.

Linking this to




Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Triple Time Stamping


Hey there, hope you are doing fine. I am posting after a long time, have to do a lot of catching up of all the lovely blogs I missed in all this time.

Here is the triple time stamping card







 







for the Mudra Challenge#10.


I stamped the flower and leaves and also used stencil to add pattern on the other corner.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Emboss Resist

Hello, I am really lagging behind posting lot of cards. Making a quick post with CAS.


The rubber stamp set I got from a local store. Embossed it with white and then used color on the background.


Entering into STAMPloration January CAS Challenge




Created few tags using the same stamp and emboss resist



That's all for now. Have a good day!!!