Saturday, 29 April 2017

Watercolour floral card


It is me again. :) I have one more card to share that I had mentioned about yesterday.

I made a couple of cards for Altenew challenge and here is the first if you are interested.

Inspiration picture..

 And this is my take on it...

I started with stamping a lot of images from the 'Adore you' stamp set on a sheet of masking paper. I fussy cut them out and uses them whenever needed. I hadn't planned this floral arrangement beforehand and so it took me a lot of time to get it all right.

By the way, tge images were stamped on a watercolour cardstock and coloured with zig markers.

After colouring, I partially fussy cut the top portion of the stamped arrangement. I sponged some ink on the card base and mounted the fussy cut piece on it.

Also submitting the card to

MarkerPOP biweekly challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge.

I hope you likd the card. See you soon...

Friday, 28 April 2017

Adore you...


I'm back with a watercoloured floral card. Made it last night for Altenew April Inspiration challenge. Actually I made two. Will share another card in a different post. 

I almost gave up making anything for the month's challenge but my friends Piyu and Hussena inspired me with their creations and you will see the result in a moment. :)

Here is the inspiration picture...

Here is my take on it...

First, I started by stamping images in light coloured ink on watercolour cardstock. Then, I coloured with Zig markers. I'm not very good with no-line colouring technique. So, won't go into the details. I tried my best to make the images not look flat. :)

Here is a close up... I also added splashes of red as I could see some red in the inspiration picture.

I used 'Adore you' and 'Best mom' stamp sets. To add more interest to the background, I stamped with a background stamp partially on the card base.

Hope you like the card. Will be back with another card I made for the challenge.

Also submitting this card to..

MarkerPOP bi-weekly challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything goes)

Simon Says Stamo Work it Wednesday challenge.

See you soon...bye!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Miss you!


A quick post to share a super quick card that I made for the Little Tangles challenge.

 Here is my card. It took me 10 minutes flat (five minutes to gather my supplies and five minutes to make the card) to make this super CAS card. Also, this is a one layer card.

I stamped the origami map partially on a pieceof water color cardstock. I used MISTI to do it as I had to repeatedly stamp it as the cardstock had a texture to it that it was difficult to get a crisp image.

After stamping, I took a very wet brush to the 'Australia' part of the map and also in the sentiment area and then brought water colour to the wet area. The colours spread by themself anfmd the resut was what you can see here.

I must say I was very satisfied with the look as it was exaxtly the way I wanted it to be.

By the way, I highlighted Australia because that's where my sister lives now and I miss her a lot... So this card will soon be on the way to her.

I hope you like the card...

See you soon again..

Supplies used
Neat and Tangled Origami Map stamp set
Watercolour cakes

Monday, 24 April 2017

Baby card (shaker and pop-up)

Hello everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine in organizing my crafty stuff a bit.

I just wanted to share a cute baby card I had made.

The front of the card is a shaker and inside, there is a pop up. The card is for parents-to-be and the sentiments are super cute.

Submitting this to Paru's card making challenges.

Here are the pictures...

A close up of the shaker window and elements.

I started by taping down a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and rounded rectangle die from MFT. The largest dies from both the sets could be used to make a perfect frame. I taped them dowb together and die cut several frames to make the shaker frame. I could have die cut obe frame and used foam tape instead of stacking so many die cuts but for some reason, I am never good with foam tape.

On another piece of cardstock, I stamped the sentiments and also adhered the coloured, fussy cut images. I used Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins for my shaker elements.

Now for the inside... 

I wanted to include a surprise when the card is opened. I felt that a pop-up  would be great.

 Pic from a different angle...

Hope you like the card...

See you soon with more. :)


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mermaids in a box!

Hello! I made a card-in-a-box for the first time and I have all of the sea in it, including mermaids! :)

This was a custom order from a sweet lady for her friend to celebrate their decade long friendship. Isn't that awesome?! I love stories of that kind! So I tried to make it extra special for them.

Since I have used the Neat and Tangled set called 'Mermazing' and also as the theme for Little Tangles challenge this month is 'Watercolor', I'm submitting this to the challenge. I have watercolored all the images with zig markers and blended them with water.

Also submitting to Paru's card making challenges. The theme is Anything goes.

Sorry for the not so good pictures! I was in a rush to complete, pack and send it.

Here is how it looks when opened. I forgot to take a picture after adhering the sentiments in this angle. I have another shot below.

I had to stamp, colour and fussy cut a ton of images to complete this one. But I enjoyed all of it.

This is how the front of the closed box looks like...

Here are two more sides of the box...

 When I had realised that I hadn't taken a picture after adhering the sentiments just before packing, I took a couple of quick pictures....

 Here are some close up snaps...

Supplies used-
MFT puffy clouds dies
Mama Elephant Landscape trio dies.
MFT 'just because' and 'Kind thanks' for sentiments.
Zig clean color real brush markers.
Echo park paper 'Let's be mermaids' paper pack.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

SOW cute!

Hello everyone!

How are you all doing? I have been working on some custom orders and haven't been getting much time to post here. Add to add to it, a sick child. Not good right?

I have  card to share with you that I made a few days ago. I shared on IG. So, if you follow me on Instagram, you must gave already seen this.

Here we go..

Here is a close up...

I die cut a piece of Neenah solar white catdstock using the stitched filmstrip die from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the images from MFT Hog Heaven and those cute little birdies from Friends Furever a watercolour cardstock, coloured with Zig markers and fussy cut them out. I sponged 'Tumbled glass' distress ink and adhered everything on a stitched rectangle panel. Finally, stuck it on the card base.

It looks like a simple card but it took me forever to decide what to arrange where. :)

I hope to see you soon again. I have got some very cute custom made cards to share. :)


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Nuts for you!

Hey! I'm back with another card.

Little Tangles challenge is one of my favorite challenges as it is a monthly challenge and I get a lot of time to plan and play. This time the theme is 'watercolor'.
This is my take on the challenge...

First, on a piece of watercolor cardstock, I stamped the mini backdrop stamp called 'Sunburst' from Neat and Tangled with 'Fossilized Amber' Distress Ink. Distress Inks don't give crisp impression but react amazingly with water. So after stamping, I took a very wet brush and went over the whole image. It smudged a lot but that was exactly the look I had wanted. 

Then, on another piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the super cute image from 'My favorite nut' from Neat and Tangled and watercolored with some cheap watercolor cakes in my stash. I fussy cut the image after it was dry and adhered everything own. I had also trimmed down the sunburst panel right upto the edge.

Here is the close up...

I hope you like the card... thanks for stopping by!


Friday, 14 April 2017

Floral cards

Hello everyone!

I have a couple of cards to share today that I made for the challenge at 'A blog named hero'. The theme is 'Anything goes'

I used the 'Bold floral' stencil on both my cards. On the first card, I sponged the mint julep ink through the stencil on a piece of cardstock and die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die. Also die-cut a vellum heart and heat embossed the sentiment on it and adhered everything together. 

Here is a close up.

The next card is also same except that I sponged two inks- 'Mint julep' and Tide pool inks.

Hope you like the cards.

Thanks for stopping by! See you!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thank you- card set


Here is the set of cards I mentioned yesterday. 

I will just share the pictures as the process was pretty much the same for all the cards. Colouring, fussy cutting, ink blending, die-cutting, stamping the sentiment and putting the cards together.

I had used many supplies. Most of them were from Mama Elephant, MFT, Elena's (@mom2sofia on IG) digis from her Etsy store and Neat and Tangled.I did a lot of ink sponging in the backgrounds on all the cards.

This was so much fun! Hope you like them..

See you soon. Have a great day! 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cute critters

Hi everyone!

It has been a week since I had posted but then I was so busy having good time with family. My parents had come to visit us (especially our little one) and I could spend sometime with the hubby after what seemed like ages!

Anyway, coming to the crafty things, I had a fabulous time making some 'Thank you' cards for someone who had ordered. The only thing she wanted was no florals. There was nothing else said. I made a bunch of cute cards which I would be sharing soon.

For today, I have a couple of cards that I already shared on IG and FB.

There is nothing really special about the card except that I had followed the 'Rule of Thirds' for the first time. I went through an amazing series of videos on MFT's YouTube channel loaded with information about basic principles.  I will link to this particular video at the end of the post. This was a part of 'Summer school' in 2015 I think.

Let me link to Wikipedia where the explanation was goodt. Click HERE. So, I made my own template so I can apply it to my cards. This card follows it perfectly.

By the way, aren't those birdhouses the sweetest? I die cut around five of each and layered them one over the other with the top most layer being a patterned, textured paper.

I absolutely love how they look like store bought embellishmemts.

 The next card got featured on the MFT challenge blog. Isn't that awesome?! :)

Colouring, fussy cutting, ink blending and some googly eyes was everything that was needed to make this cute card.

Aren't the owls cute? Agasthya (the little one that I talked about earlier) absolutely loves owls! I don't know why but he loves all the owls. The cute ones and the creepy looking ones! LOL! 

I hope you like the cards...

Here is the link to MFT's educational resources.

Here is the link to the video on MFT's YpuTube channel that talks about the 'Rule of thirds'.

Will be soon with the set of 'Thank you' cards. See you!