Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scraphouse Challenge

Hello friends, today I want to share this Christmas card, I made for the new challenge blog at Scraphouse. This challenge is very special to me, you wonder why???

Well this is the place from where my first stamping supplies came and Marjolein the owner is very sweet lady. It was quite a beautiful drive to her place and that was actually my first day when I met someone other than myself from the crafting world:) I used one of the 7 stamps I bought that day. I used the pattern paper (Basic Grey) which was actually recommended by Marjolein cos I didnt even have idea of any of the companies...lol
I am also submitting it for another favorite blog of mine. The Young Crafters challenge blog which is to use dies, which I used for the snowflakes.

I used some puffy paint with glitter on the cap, which looks beautiful in real. I hope you will like this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
I am also entering it to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Anything goes

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shhhh.... ROUND Birthday Celebration

YAY!!! Sweet Virginia is going to celebrate her very special Birthday on the 9th. of December but she has a party going on at her blog...you MUST go and visit the very Talented, helpful, optimistic,motivating, sweet and Elegant and...and...and....

Well, I think, I could write a whole page with the never ending ands....really she is one of the most amazing person I got to know thru my hobby.
I was thinking about her the other day as I was looking at a card she had sent to me and my mind wandered to the first time she wrote her motivating comments on my card. Then I looked at her flickr cards and became addicted to her creative creations. I then found her blog and now I really look forward to her posts in my reader.
Be it her funny jokes, which she shares in style. Rather I love the humorous Dr. John conversations. Her creativity and out of the box thinking really amazes me and its inspiring. I adore the way she brings her kids up. Thats not all....her love of cooking is amazing.
My daughter loves to see her posts too and asks me to bake those yummy cookies/cake...lol

Thou her favorite color is Orange, I chose how I see Virgina...sweet, soft (her voice is soft too), Elegant.


So here is to you Virginia...on your 50th. Birthday...make 50 wishes... I would always cherish your friendship and it will always be precious to me:)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Have a Colorful Christmas...

Yup!!! Colorful Christmas...you will know why in a few seconds. I had this Hero Arts stamp out for a week now and today while cleaning my table...I saw the blings and the inspiration hit me. I started to play like a child with all the colors I have and really love the outcome.
There is lots of texture going on so its perfect for the challenge at the Lily Pad blog.
I stamped the music bg stamp using white ink onto Kraft card. For the center panel, I added some distress inks and embossed the tree stamp with Champagne ep.The red strips are distressed with red ink and the lots of pearl water. For the snow I tore some white paper, distressed the edges and used some distress inks. For the glitter and shine all over I used perfect pearls and stickles.


To finish off loads of blings and a small snow flake stamp. I am submitting it for the following challenges:
CMIT Featured Designer Challenge 
Heidi'sHobbystuggu: Christmas cards with bling

Hope you like my card. TFL

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Black / White and....

...Lime. Lovely combo and it inspired me to create a card with my new  Annabelle flower stamp. It was partly from my win at their blog in September. So with a touch of color and some hand stitching I made this card for the challenge at Annabelle blog and Barb's challenge at her blog. I love the simplicity in her inspiration photo.




I love flowers, esp. Lilies...and the white ones have such delicate fragrance too:)
It looks really nice to me IRL and I hope you will like it too.

Thank you

I like making thank you cards. There is so much I am thankful for. Getting a handmade card, I feel, can itself say it all. The love someone puts into making it...is a special feeling to me. The theme at Lawnscaping challenge helped me create yet another Thank you card...its kind of looks like the inspiration photo...lol. I used Quinn's ABC's and lots of different colored flock. It was fun playing with flock and the alphabet stamps.


Talking about thanks, that's the challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog. I also used 3D foam underneath the circles but it was difficult to take photo of. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Who puts the star???

Well thats what the critters from Lawn Fawn were discussing last time I saw them and then they finally decided....see for yourself...who got to put the Star on the Christmas tree...lol. The Christmas idea came from Vicky's blog, who is having a focus on Lawn Fawn stamps with awesome videos and creations.


Finally that cute little birdie got the chance. I am happy, its like the youngest in the family gets to do so many things. I loved creating this card. Love all the textures and dimension from emboss resist, the Star, the wool on the cap, the snow. I am submitting it for the challenge at Lily pad.
Forever Friends Challenge blog: Christmas theme

Hope you enjoy my creation.

Oh!!! Happy me....

Published for the first time in the Papercraft magazine.Yup!! I am in the Nov/Dec issue with my card using twine. You can see the magazine Here and also some wonderful projects from this issue Here. When I got this issue in mail and saw the card, it gave me immense happiness...kind of which I needed  these days.
Here is my card:


Have fun and enjoy your day.

Hello Mousie

I have a habit of saying bye to my hubby and the kids when they go to work/school. Well we all do but I like to open the door and then go out in the fresh air for 5 minutes looking around at the other kids, garden etc. Today when I was out....I did not like the dull weather we are having, its total grey for more than a week now and I see only the dry yellow leaves around. then my friend told me...now you know the reason of our love for candles, tea candles with aroma oil in water etc.

It helps and make a huge difference...it warms my heart and so does my friends and my stamps and craft table...lol.
I love to color and esp. if the images are so sweet as these Penny Black mousies. Perfect for the challenge at Penny Black all sorts blog.
Hope you like it too.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn Birthday

Thank you my friends for being there and supporting me thru the tough times. I saw yesterday that I have to share so many things with you so this is the beginning of one of my many posts to follow...hope you are up for it.
I made this card for my guest DT assignment at Take Time for blog. I have a good friend with Autumn Birthday and she has a passion for all farming related things as she grew up in a lovely Farmhouse. So now you know my inspiration. I chose the sketch from The Crafts Meow blog as this is the set I won from them...thanks Lisa. I used the colors from the Play Date Cafe challenge#107 and of coarse had to use my favorite twine from The Twinery.

Here is the card I created, we have no sun for more than a week now, hence the photo isnt that good:



I am also submitting this card for the challenge at All sorts Challenge blog : black/white plus one. Hope you like it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Masculine Cards Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the second Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop.If you have arrived here from the talented Danielle's Blog then you are on the right track. If you want the complete list of participants, then go HERE to the Young Crafters Blog. The theme of the hop is Masculine cards.
 For today I want to share 2 cards:






I hope you enjoyed my creation, sorry the pictures doesn't do justice to all the pearly shine. Last but not least, there are lots of prizes including Paper Smooches and Simon says Stamp coupons to win, so hop along and make sure to leave comments on all the blogs. For more details on the prizes go and check at the YCU blog.
Your next stop on the hop is the talented Erin's Blog

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I am Back...

Belated Halloween friends. I am back. My mom and Dad are doing a bit better. It was a very tough time but hope for the best. I am feeling totally drained mentally and physically....hoping to clear my desk in a day or two and get back to my stamps to heal my brain:)  I thank you all for your lovely comments and mails. I love this the most about starting the blog that I made such wonderful and lovely friends.....see you all soon...should look for my MOJO...lol