Friday, May 30, 2014

For the Dad!!

Hi friends, with Father's Day right around the corner, I had to make these cards to send them out to India one for my father and one for my father-in-law :) It usually takes 10-15 day's to reach, I am keeping my fingers crossed that they receive it on time :)
So before working on my card, I went over the blog land to see if I could get some inspiration from the challenges and yes of course I did!! The challenges are really helpful when I comes to designing my card :) So, here's my first card...

Inspired by the following challenges -


To make this card, I took a diagonal striped pattern paper and cut it out and scored, folded and glued  it to create a gift box, coz when I read ribbon a gift box struck my head. Added ribbon just the way we wrap a gift box. Then further embellished it with die cut alphabets and an anchor. Stamped the sentiment across the edge to finish my card :)

For my second card I was inspired by a few challenges again :)
I created my chalkboard on a black card stock by heat embossing the banners in white. then brushed some white ink to give a chalkboard look, stamped around with a border stamp to make the frame. Then I stamped and colored the banners on the card base to add interest. To finish, I added the die cut alphabets, stamped the sentiment and embellished it with the star pin.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used 
Card 1 - Stamp: CAS-ual Friday's Clover; Pattern paper - Sn@p - color vibes; Dies - Paper smooches Anchor die, MFT Little lower case alphabet die; Ink - Distress Broken China and Memento - Rose bud; Ribbon from Darice; Martha Stewart Score board

Card 2 - Stamps: Banners from Recollections Cannery Mason jar clear stamp set, CAS-ual Friday's Clover. Paper Sweeties - Borders; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memories white dye ink, Versamark; Whisper opaque white embossing powder; Spectrum Noir Markers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ATSM #97 - Make your mark

If you are looking for my CASology Guest Design post, please click HERE

We are back with another favorite challenge at Addicted to stamps and more... MAKE YOUR MARK. This is a challenge that requires you to use Markers, Pencils, Pens, Chalks, Crayons etc. If it writes or colours - use it! I am sure you love coloring as much as I do :)
For the first time I decided to create an inked panel and added a stamped, colored and fuzzy cut the focal point of my card :)
I was inspired by the following challenges -
1. Case Study #192 - Wida Miller - Inspired by the design layout, instead of layers of elements, I added layers of colors
2. Time Out Challenges #6 - Inspired by colors
3. A Blog Named Hero #44 - Emboss 
4. The Friday Mash-up #161 - Heat or dry embossing
There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week Eureka Stamps. Take a peek at their store here

I am excited to see what you will come up with ....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used : Stamps - Penny Black Hugs; My Mind's eye - All is bright, Heidi Swapp - love always mini set; Inks - Heroarts Shadow Ink - Pool, Raspbeery, Bubble gum, Memento Grape jelly, Tuxedo black and PTI Summer sunrise, Tsukineko Versamark ink; Whisper Opaque embossing powder; Spectrum Noir markers; Butterfly Picture punch from Darice

Yay!! Guest Designing at CASology Week - 97

Hi friends!! I won the Week 95 - SPLASH at CASology, lucky me :) and hence I am getting a chance to Guest Design here for a new challenge with a fun cue card - BEE. Its always fun to win and design for one of my favorite challenge :)

Once Melissa shared the cue card with me, I knew I did not want to make a bee yet showcase the cue card in some way. So I made this...
I focused on the colors, their proportion and patterns on the bee to create the focal square by masking and inking, the black stripes were hand drawn. Finally I added a vellum heart to both express the sentiment love and also the wings of a bee. The hand wrote mine and hand drew the bee trail. Easy peasy :)

The CASology challenge is very intriguing and fun, with loads of inspiration by the team. Hope you will join in the fun at CASology this week :)
Thank you so much Melissa for inviting me over and thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving me a comment!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


We are back with a new challenge at Addicted to CAS . The code word for this week is TEXTURE and the challenge is being hosted by our very talented Vicki. I would like to welcome back our very talented and fun Guest Designer Darnell to join us with her amazing creation. You can see her projects and read her amazing fun filled post by clicking here, djkardkreations
Our sponsor for this challenge is Scribbles Designs :)

When I saw the code... I knew I wanted to use cork in some way. I bought this sheet long time ago and I hardly use it, this challenge was my chance to use it ;) Lol. So here's my card...
To make this card, I hand drew the coffee cup which is going off the edge and masked of rest of the card. Within the mug I did sentiment stamping and also used sentiments to create the steam and the cup's handle. Then I cut out a heart from cork and adhered it with twine.

I am linking this up to a few challenges -

Our DT has come up with some amazing projects this week. Pop over to our ATCAS challenge blog here and take a peek. I am looking forward to the challenge this fortnight and am very excited to visit your blogs.

Have fun in creating CAS card :) and thank you for visiting my blog n leaving me a comment.

Supplies used - Stamps CAS-uRose bud, Angel Pink, Bamboo leaves, Distress ink - Bal Friday's Wait for it and Comfort, Scrappy Cat - bold letters; Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black; Die - Nestabilities Heart die; Cork sheet Darice; Recollections - Jute twine

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fusion #11

Hello friends!! time for another Fusion :) I am sure you all enjoyed the previous challenge, we loved all the entries and really had a hard time picking up the winners :) Now let's see what will you make this time ;) So here's the Fusion inspiration n sketch for you...
FUSION is a very interesting, it gives us a photo and a sketch, so possibilities are endless with the freedom given in the challenge. You can just work with the sketch or just photo, in my case I went with the photo inspiration, I was inspired by the red color, the black stripes of music notes and silver of the cutlery and I created this...
For my card, I cut out some stripes from black card stock of varying thickness, adhered them on card base. I had these Memory box die cut flowers sent by a dear friend and I had to use them. I colored the petals with Spectrum Noir markers and adhered these on card base. To match the silver I did silver heat embossing of the sentiment and embellished with silver sequins.

I am linking this up to the following challenges -
4. Sketchbook Saturday #122  - I flipped the sketch
There is a lot more inspiration available for you by our lovely team. Go and check out :) Also, for more details about the challenge please visit Fusion Card Challenge 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - Memory box - Darling Poppies diecut; Spectrum Noir markers; Stamp - CAS-ual Friday's Comfort; Ink - Versamark Ink; Embossing powder - Whisper Metallic Silver; Sequins from Recollections

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ATSM #96 - Anything Goes!!

Hello crafters, its time for your favorite challenge at Addicted to Stamps and more... ANYTHING GOES !! and I am sure you all enjoy this challenge as much as I do, it gives us an opportunity to explore so may unlimited ideas. So, get going and create what your heart desires. This is what I created...
To make this card, I heat embossed the portrait silhouette stamp and the sentiment as per the sketch and then added the rest of the elements around it. 

There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week Rick St Dennis Digital Stamps. Take a peek at their store here

I am playing this for the following challenges -
I am excited to see what you will come up with ....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used : Stamps - Hero Arts Best wishes stamp set for sentiment, Studio - G Portrait Silhouette stamp; Dies - Spellbinders - Foliage; Picture punch; Inks - Distress Sugar spun; Adirondack - Purple twilight ,Versamark ink; Embossing powder - Whisper Metallic silver; punched circles colored with Spectrum Noir marker; Pin embellishment and Twinery - Blossom Stripe

Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sandie !!

Hi friends!! it's Sandie's  birthday today and a lovely Birthday Party celebration has been organized by Nonni and Lynn. I am sure a lot of you already know Sandie from her blog London Days and her stunning CAS cards.  I know her through our Design teams, she is so adorable and sweet. She is always prompt in her response when you have a question for her. She organizes everything so well that we never face a problem and most of all she take out time to visit you and admire your work. Sandie, I haven't said that before but I truly appreciate you and your creative simplicity :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SANDIE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.... I wish Sandie, loads of love, happiness and a whole lot of crafty goodness ;)

There is a linky party organized by Nonni at her blog Korttikorkuri Runway CardsI am so glad to be a part of this lovely celebration :) She is setting up a inlinkz tool, HERE for all of us to join in the celebration. So here's my card for you Sandie...
To make it I did some gold embossing and stamping around the sentiment :) I was inspired by a few challenges to create this one, so linking it up to these...

Happy birthday Sandie once again, hope you like my card :)

I am not done yet, while making a card for Sandie, I was struck by an idea seeing the colors at Color Me and the cue card at CASology. So I made another card.
This card was made by masking and inking. I also did second generation stamping on the upper body of the fish to show that it is diving into the water. Since KIS happens to have the challenge that suits my card I will link it there too. Here are the challenges that inspired me for this card design.
1.Color Me #20


Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - 
Card 1 - Stamps: Stamping up Wonderful words, MFT - Spring has Sprung; Scrappy Cat - Garden Collection leaf; Inks : Hero arts Shadow ink - Pool, Distress Vintage Photo and Tumbled glass, Versamark ink; Ranger Gold embossing powder; Sequins fro my stash

Card 2 - Inks: Distress Mustard seed, Tumbled glass and Chipped sapphire, Memento Tuxedo black; Stamps - Recollections Ocean animals; sentiment from MFT Roughing up; Spectrum Noir markers to color the fish; Sizzix circle die for the mask; Post it notes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cards that make me happy...

Hi friends!! I am here again to share a couple of cards. I as usual was inspired by a few challenges... My first card was inspired by the colors at Cure for the Monday Blues challenge #17, the design was inspired by the MUSE #67 - Therese Calvird, she knows I am a big fan of her creativity, and this goes to her awesomeness!! For the theme I was inspired by the Catered Crop - Sweet home recipe swap and since my card inclused a die cut , I will share it at Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die crazy.
To make this, I first die cut the alphabets placing them in a row. Then I inked the upper half of the card, inlaid the alphabets, did some stamping to built up around the die cut and adhered some embellishments to finish my card.
  Catered Crop Recipe Swap Button

My second card, was inspired by the sketch at the Challenge #6, started by Lesley Croghan at her blog, the photo at Inspired by #117 and by Cut it up challenge #44 - Mother's day.
 This was an easy to make card, I had this stitched rectangle from Lil Inker's sent by a sweet friend. I simply stamped it and the card base with flowers. Stamped fuzzy cut and colored the owls and adhered them on the card.

Hope you will like my cards :) thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used -
Card 1: Inks - Hero arts shadow inks Soft yellow, Soft granite, Bubble gum, Mint julep, Memento Tuxedo black, Memories white ink; Dies - MFT Little lowercase alphabet dies; Stamps - CAS-ual Friday's Wait for it,Hero arts - Best wishes, Heidi Swapp Best Day Ever; Scrappy cat - Garden collection wood stamp; Making memories - Garden party Jumbo pebble brad; Flower Picture punch; Freckled Fawn - cork houses embellishment

Card 2: Inks - Hero Arts Shadow ink - Soft yellow, Butter bar, Memento Tuxedo black; Spectrum Noir markers, Dies - Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle; Stamps - MFT Spring has sprung, Hero arts OWH - My Little Hoot

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ATSM #95 - Photo Inspiration

We have a wonderful new challenge for you this week at Addicted to stamps and more... I love the inspiration image that we have for you this time, it has a very subtle feel and beauty to it, u can be inspired by the bird, flowers or colors. Here's in inspiration photo and my card...
To make this card, I did some inlaid die cutting of the hearts. I stamped and fuzzy cut the bird images and adhered them. The drew some stitch lines to hand the hearts. finally stamped the sentiment.
There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week Stichy Bear's Digi Outlet. Take a peek at their store here
I am excited to see what you will come up with ....

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges -
1. CAS(E) This Sketch #75
2. Time Out Challenge #5 - Time flies, love lasts
3. House of Cards May #1 - Phot inspiration fun and cute
4. Virginia's View #3 - Stitching


One more card... This one is a card that involves one of my favorite technique Masking. I masked the front panel of my card base and stamped the flower again by masking the flowers in various colors. Sentiment is an inlaid die cut. Finally, I added some score lines :)
I am entering this to the following challenges -
1. Less is More Week 171 - OLC Thank you
2. One Layer Simplicity Challenge #5 - Fabulous Flower
3. Stamplorations May Challenge - Stamps n Flowers
4. Inkspirational #56 - Photo Inspiration I was inspired by the colors of the balloons


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used are - Card 1 Inks: Distress inks Spun sugar, Hero arts - Butter Bar, Bubble gum, Memento Tuxedo black n grape jelly; Stamps - Hero arts Best wishes, Heidi Swapp Love always;   Nestabilities heart dies; Spectrum Noir Marker and Sharpie Fine tip black marker

Card 2 -  Inks Hero arts shadow inks Bubble gum, Raspberry red, Butter Bar, Pool, Stone wash, Memento Bamboo leaves, PTI Summer Sunrise; Paper smooches Thanks die; Martha Stewart score board; Stamps - PTI Ruby reprise