Saturday, February 19, 2011

I've been inspired

After many days of a major creative block, I received inspiration in the most amazing way! As I was dropping my daughter off to her story writing class, I passed a young girl on the street wearing a t-shirt with colourful tags printed on it.  It was just a glance, but it triggered off a wave of creativity! Here is the result...

Stamps are from Hero Arts "small variety alphabet" stamp set. The stamp '2' is from the Stampendous "calligraphy alphabet" stamp set. The buildings (with the wires connecting them...a common sight in India!), I have doodled, as also the clouds and the little tiny birds(crows...also a common sight in India!)

This following of cards is inspired by Godelieve Tijskens of
The stamps that she used were from Hero Arts, but since I did not have the stamp, I improvised. I used the same peek-a-boo concept....I created  a stencil by punching out a square from a piece of card. I then used it to draw a square. Then using the stencil as a mask I stamped the Hero Arts "Hydrangea" stamp in different ways. Then I coloured it in, cut out the squares and stuck them on a white card. The sentiment is from the  Hero Arts "everyday sayings" stamp set.

Here I've used the same technique, using a stamp from Cherish Stamps. I've made matching envelopes too!


Here I have used the Hero Arts "Antique Brocade" cling stamp to create a background. To follow the pattern, I punched out two cosmos flowers and folded them over to create a carnation. I punched
out a tulip to form the base of the flower. I then stamped the  background on another piece of cardstock and cut out a frame using my Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped rectangles. To add interest in the flower, I have coloured it a bit with orange and yellow coloured pencils and also
shaded the tulip with darker and lighter green coloured pencils. i finished off the project by adding some green gemstones.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Valentine's offering to my husband!

I made this card using the Fiskars embossing plate in the Cuttlebug. The stamp is from Fiskars too. I added the hearts on the sugar cubes. I love the way it has turned out...after 17 years, hubby dear needs to be reminded once in a while..
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This week in class...Scrap book pages!

This week the kids made these darling scrapbook pages...
What can I say...these pages speak for themselves!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Wine bottle tag in silver and gold!

I made these tags using the Hero Arts Artistic grapes stamp set. A clean and simple tag, it was fun  and quick to make. I cut out the circle using my trusted Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

This week in class...Happy Valentine's Day!

This week in craft class my kids made simple Valentine's Day gifts to give their friends and family. These gifts were inspired by activities on
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We made this folder by sticking five envelopes together. The envelopes create multiple pockets to store the little gifts that we made.

The hearts in red and gold were cut out and adhered to a simple wooden clothespin, and then decorated. This pretty tag can be used to close a gift bag of goodies or to hold up a piece of art!

This beautifully folded origami paper heart flower is perfect for a sweet valentine sentiment!

To make this bookmark, the kids drew the rocket on another peice of paper, coloured it, cut it out and stuck it on the bookmark along with the hearts and then wrote the sentiment. Truly out of this world!

My favourite...a gift that can be used for years...a gift tag which can be used as a bookmark!

A heart envelope! We made a patterned paper using some heart stamps we had; cut it out in the shape of a heart and then folded it into an envelope! What a wonderful way to say Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fabulous shipping deals...

One of my favourite sites to shop from is They now have fabulous international shipping deals...
Do check it out.
Here is the link
Happy shopping!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Apple printing...

Another project I did this week, with my littler kids!(6 yr olds). We cut an apple in half, and printed on the muslin bag with acrylic paint. To jazz it up, we added some gemstones for pips, using fevicol fabric glue. This activity was inspired by an activity I saw on

Fun with Vellum!

I love playing with coloured are a few cards...
I have used cuttle bug embossing folders to create the backgrounds.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stationery folder

Something we made in my craft class this week...The kids and their moms loved it!!!
The closed folder, decorated with punched out shapes and ribbon.

Each folder has five 4"x7" letter papers with matching envelopes.
The folder is made by folding an A4 size card paper into half. The sides are then folded up and inch to crate the pockets. These pockets are stuck down at each end using gluedrops from Fevicol. The designs on the co-ordinated letter paper and envelopes are made by using simple and fun shaped punches.