Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

When I saw this card sketch on retro sketches, I knew I had a chance to use the Darcies stamp set that I had bought last year, but not yet used! I used glossy accents and white enamel accents to make the monster's eye pop! The sentiment is a free digi...unfortunately I didn't save the source so I don't remember where it is from. I will share the the file at the end of the post for those who may want to use it.

I used papers from Craft Adda's Crafttangles Old Paper by Tamara 6"x6" paper pack. I distressed the edges with  Tim Holtz distress ink and added some self adhesive gemstones to finish the card. 

Here's wishing you have a monstrously fun weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Black lace and Red roses!

Black lace and red awesome combination! 
I just LOVE these new papers from the 'Old Paper' paper pack by Tamara.
This paper pack is available at Craft Adda..the awesome craft store that fulfills all your art and craft needs!

I used the sketch from the Paper Players to make this card. I cut the circle using Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles die, heat embossed the sentiment from Winnie and Walter and added the bold birthday sentiment (a free digital file which I will share below) with some 3 D tape, to finish the card.
I used extra large mulberry paper roses to add the pop of colour.


Gives you a lovely old world, vintage feel doesnt it?
Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Purple roses

Happy Dassera every one!
On this auspicious day I am celebrating the colour PURPLE!
I decided to use my new prize from Winnie and Walter...'the big,the bold and extras' stamp set.
It is an awesome stamp set!
This is a small card...what I like to call a notelet..perfect to send with flowers or gifts.

I will be back with some christmas cards soon...just as soon as the diwali rush is over.
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Baby bow tie

Good morning!
Today is the 8th day of navratri and the colour of the day is SKY BLUE. 
To celebrate this colour, I die cut this cute bow tie from Craft Tangles 'Wild about blue' paper pack (from Craft Adda). The die is from 'Little B'
I popped it up with foam tape onto a panel cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched squares and added a sentiment from Simon Says stamp. 
Delicate sequins in blue and white finished my card. 
I am playing the Less is More 'Masculine' challenge with this card.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Celebrating PINK- 9 days of Navratri

Hey there!
Yesterday was the 7th day of Navratri...the day of the colour PINK.
I decided to play the Friday Mashup 'So Sweet' I pulled out my Hero Arts doughnut stamp, Hero Arts white embossing powder and my Cotman water colours and went to work!
The sentiment die and stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and I though it lends itself well to this image.


Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Celebrating White

Good morning everyone! Day 7 of Navratri...we are celebrating WHITE today!

The sentiment die is from Penny Black and the butterflies from Spellbinders Shapeabilities.
the card sketch is from Cas(E) this Sketch challenge #145.

I am enjoying this colour series...hope you are too.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ICR Auto2 Sketch and Diwali card challenge...Celebrating orange

Hey there!
Welcome to the Indian Craft Room... a place where you can join in and have fun with loads of crafters!
I am posting today as Indian Craft Room DT  for the ICR Auto 2 challenge..."Sketch +Diwali".
This is also a card celebrating the colour my navratri series!

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Lunar Lights' stamp set for this card and added a sentiment from Hero Arts' Holiday Sayings' stamp set. the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
This was a tough one, but I enjoyed it!

Hope you will join in and Play... last date to link up is midnight of October 31st. 
You can find all the details and rules here.

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are "Die Cuts and More"  and they have these fantastic acrylic blocks to give away.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great evening!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

9 days of Navratri...its GREY today!

Hello! Good morning!

Its day 5 of navratri and we are celebrating the colour GREY today.

I have three cards today....

I have used seasonal sentiments...I think they make for very unusual Diwali or Christmas cards...what do you think?
For this card, I heat embossed in silver, the Impression Obsession stripes background on grey cardstock. I then added a frame cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles. The vase is from paper Smooches..I heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder to make it look like ceramic. The sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Holiday Sayings' stamp set.
I then made the bird of paradise flower using coloured vellum and added some punched leaves to finish. 
I really love this card...its a personal best for me!

For this card, I dry embossed (cuttlebug folder) a panel of silver  cardstock, added pre-made orchid flowers and finished off with a sentiment from Hero Arts 'Holiday Sayings'. I embossed the brown panel with a cuttlebug embossing folder. It was quick and easy and I love the striking colours.

For this card, I cut a trellis using the PTI die from silver cardstock. I then added it to the card base and added some punched vellum flowers for the celebratory feel of Diwali.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I'll see you tomorrow with the colour  Orange.
Have a great day!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Today its GREEN

Day four of our Navratri series...We are celbrating GREEN today.
I struggled a bit with this one..till I remembered this gorgeous stamp from Stampendous( elegant borders).
I masked off each layer to create an ombre effect.
The sentiment , from Momenta, is gold embossed.

I love how the card turned out...elegant!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Im a winner at Simon Says stamp!

Yay!!!! I won the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge!! Im so thrilled!
Its time to shop for some goodies!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Embossed sunshine

 Hey there! I made a quick card to play the Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge no 29. (yellow, black and white).Cuttlebug

The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp and the embossing folder from cuttlebug. The sequins are my freebie from Pretty Pink Posh.

A simple and happy card...dont you think?!

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Celebrating Yellow!

Hey there!
Today is the day we celebrate Yellow... day 3 of the nine days of Navratri. 
To make this card I stamped and heat embossed the flower from Hero Arts with white embossing powder ..also from Hero Arts.
I then watercoloured the background with  Windsor and Newton watercolours. I then added the sentiment from Lawn fawn's 'Lunar Lights' stamp set and added a die cut butterfly...which I cut using the Spellbinders shapeabilities dies and sparkly yellow card stock from DCWV.

This card surely celebrates Yellow..don't you think?

I am linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Watercolour ' Challenge and 

Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Navratri -BLUE

Good Morning!
Continuing my Navratri theme, here I am with a card celebrating BLUE, as promised!!
I thought I would play a couple of challenges too...


The Hugs die is brand new and  is my prize from Winnie and Walter, for playing the NBUS challenge #5. Thank You Darnell!!
The wreath is from Cuttlebug as is the embossing folder. I have made a card without any stamps after a really long time!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow with the colour YELLOW!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Navratri

Hey there!
Its Navratri! 9 days and nights of festivities before the festival of Dussehra!
It is the festival that celebrates the Goddess all over the country.
Each of the 9 days is celebrated with different colour representing a different avatar of the Goddess.
Today celebrates the colour Red.

Though I am not a religious person, I have decided to make a card everyday to celebrate the various colours...I am an artist after all!

Today I have made  really simple CAS tag...
And, I absolutely love the sentiment from simon Says Stamp.

The Stamp used is from Hero Arts and I used my Steadler fine liners to colour the flowers red.
Thanks so much for stopping by...
See you tomorrow with the colour Blue!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shout out from Retro Sketches!

Yippie! Yay!! It has been a fab day today!
I woke up to a notification from Etsy that I had made a sale!!!
And now...I get a shout out from Retro sketches for the #183 challenge!! Just awesome!
So happy...thanks guys!

Diwali triangles

Hey there!
Here is the card that I made for the Indian Craft room  Coasteride 'triangle' challenge.
For this card, I created a panel using the 'Friendly flags' stamp set  and neon inks from Hero Arts.I used the assorted alphabet stamps from Hero Arts for the sentiment. The 'happy' die is from Winnie and Walter and the I created the background using a flower stamp from Stampendous and London fog ink from Memento. I cut two strips of gold embossed card stock to line the edges of the triangles and finish the card.
I like the cheerful, festive colours...don't you?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Remember, the challenge ends on 17th October, midnight.

Have a great evening!

Indigo thanks

I am playing the Winnie and Walter WCMD 2015 challenge..

For this card I created a panel using the Winnie and Walter stencil, white ink and blue ink. I finished it with a die cut Thanks in white and the rest of the sentiment heat embossed in white. 
A clean and simple masculine card I think?

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 and Finally good night!

Happy happy birthday

 I am playing the Winnie and Walter WCMD 2015 challenge with this card.

I used the awesome big, bold , happy stamp  and die set to do some inlaid die cutting.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Good night!

You sparkle!

Hey there!
I am playing a few Winnie and Walter challenges this evening!
I absolutely LOVE this card!!!! For once an idea has translated itself perfectly onto paper!
I am playing the WCMD 2015 Challenge...
Make it Masculine with Julie  (who says rocks are only for women!!!)

Stamps used are from Winnie and Walter, You die from Winnie and Walter and film strip die from spellbinders.
Watercolours from Camlin
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a good night!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

And the final few diwali cards

And here are the final few cards that I have made for the season. 
For this batch of cards, I stamped (Hero Arts) and watercoloured a panel, cut it up and used it on various cards. 
The gold stripes background is from Impression Obsession and the sentiments are from the Hero Arts 'Holiday Saying' stamp set.
I have to mention here, that, I was inspired to make this motif/background, by the design on a fisherwoman's saree! It was a flash as I passed by in a cab...but thankfully my brain registered  and filed  away the design and I was able to work it out when I got home! So this set of cards is particularly special!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

And some more diwali cards!

I am playing with a triangle motif here, for this batch of diwali cards.
I stamped some 'friendly flags' from the Hero Arts stamp set using Hero arts neon inks onto white card stock. I then cut up the panel and managed to make so many cards from that one 4"x6" panel!
I love it! The happy sentiment from Winnie and Walter was cut out from an old invitation had the perfect colours.

The sentiments I used here are from the Hero Arts 'Holiday Sayings' stamp set.

 For this card, I used little flowers from the Stampendous stamp set to create a background and added the friendly flags panel along with some printed paper from Doodlebug design. since I did not have the diwali sentiment, I used the Hero Arts 'assorted alphabet ' stamp set to create it. 
I coloured the cardbase using the Hero arts neon colours  in order to make the card pop.

For this card, I sponged the neon colours onto the card base  and stamped some circles from the Paper Smooches 'I heart Art' stamp set to create a bokeh effect. I finished it off with the happ sentiment from Winnie and Walter and diwali sentiment made from Hero Arts assorted alphabets.

For this card, I used printed papers from Doodlebug designs to off set the scrap piece I had left from the friendly flags panel. It looks so pretty! I added the happy sentiment from Winnie and Walter and diwali sentiment made from the assorted alphabets from Hero Arts.

I am really excited with this batch!
Hope you enjoy them too!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!