Thursday, April 19, 2012


Smile is one thing, which acts like medicine. Such a wonderful tool to make everyone happy. So, today's card is for all of you my blog friends...give a Big SMILE and see, everyone around you will also smile!

I chose the colors by Kathy at Lily Pad blog...Aren't they happy? I decided to create a Spring scene cos these colors remind me of the bright colored flowers around me at the beginning of spring. Talking about spring...there are so many colorful pinwheels in the shops and thus I began my card but of coarse I don't have any pinwheel stamp, would that stop me...NO. I decided to create my own using some Christmas stamps from Lawn fawn. Love when the stamps can be used creatively. Oh and scene is the theme for the current challenge at Lawnscaping Spring is the theme at Create blog too. I hope I am not late in submitting there.

Here is what I created:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Cozy Christmas, Fly Free) Pattern paper: Lawn Fawn bright side, Copics, felt , MFT (Cloud Dies)

Hope you like this Spring creation. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Miss you

In my last post I was telling you all about missing hubby, so while I could not sleep, I made a miss you card for him. I will just let it be on his desk, it sure is going to give him a big smile. Love the wonders of handmade cards.
I used the Paper smooches sparks challenge inspiration photo and used the clean, simple yet effective style. I also like the softness (feathers in my card) with a pop of color . Talking about colors, which are opposites on the color wheel, which is the challenge at CAS-ual Friday blog. Go and play, there is still time to create and participate at both the blogs.

 I like how a small stamp can create a card with a beautiful effect. To make most of my stamp sets, I started to look at them in a different way. I used a tiny feather stamp from Paper smooches My Peeps stamp set and stamped it repeatedly using generation stamping technique. For the background I just misted it lightly with self made mist.It has some shimmer but its not visible in the photo:(

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Oh!!! it's really late now but what to do when someone is eagerly waiting for the hubby to be back after a week? To soften the effect of waiting and not hearing n staring at the Watch....I chose to engage myself in what I love besides hubby and the kids...Stamping...wink...wink

Especially when I had ideas popping in my little head:) and the challenges are my favorites.
So I used the inspiration from Paper smooches Sparks challenge...I like the clean and graphic look. It also fits the theme of Opposites attract at CAS-ual Friday. The DTs are really creative and the new ones are superb too. Cant wait to get inspired by them.

Now to my card, I like to think out of the box. I stamped the 3 Hexagons shelves from the Vogue Adobe set from Paper Smooches and created the background. Then I made lanterns with the same stamp, colored using copics, some glossy accent and some hand stitching for the finish.The result is something like:

I really like how it came out, do tell me what you think?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Funny Faces

Hello everyone! The weather here is really dull, rainy and gloomy today. But still, I am very happy and full of spirit! You may ask what it that's making me so happy...well I made a layout. And found lots of cute photos. And am laughing at the funny faces my younger daughter makes.
I made this layout using the sketch from the Basic Grey Blog.The original sketch is by Els Bridge, her LO is

My daughter make these funny faces and her Eyes are full of naughty we wonder every time, what she has up her sleeve next. She is so cute;) The title says "Smile" cos that's the first step towards her naughtiness. I used butterflies because she is fluttering by all around the house all the time. I made some paper frills for the playful, girlie effect.

Supplies: Basic Grey (Porcelain) Paper and Element Stickers; Punches (Martha Stewert and EK success); Twine from the Twinery; Ranger Distress Inks

 I made a pocket for the journaling which is: Yours always makes us wonder what you've been up to.

I'm also entering this for the Scallop Challenge at Basic Grey Blog.

Enjoy your Sunday! (And hopefully it is a Sun-day!)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thank You

Edited: This card won me Fab 5 at Hero Arts Blog

Here I go again. I created this card using the color blocking technique.
I used one of the sketches from Hero Arts April contest and since its made using stamps by my favorite goes straight to the new challenge blog called A Blog named HERO. I got inspired by the colors from the inspirational photo at Jay Gee's Nook Blog.

I love this sentiment from Hero Arts and actually I can really say that this card came out how I pictured and looks very pretty in real....I used an Acrylic block coloring technique and used different amount of water for the effect and texture. The I stamped the newsprint background over it.

 Supply: Stamps: Hero Arts; Inks: Ranger disterss inks, Memento Black; Copics; Blings; Perfect pearl water

Hope the pearly shine and the flower soft effect is clear in the close up photo.

My way of saying Thanks for all my friends who drop by and make me work harder and better.

Sunshine and Laughter

Sunshine and Laughter sure go hand in soon as I see some sunshine esp. during the cold winter months, my mood instantly gets happy. I feel so happy and cheerful....Hmmm! effect of sunshine I guess. So I made this card for all my friends on the other side of the world, who are getting into the winter months.
I used my favorite company's stamps. Yes! you did guess correct its Hero first stamps, my first bonding with the HA flickr group and I feel so lucky to have made so many nice friends there.

I used the sketch from the currant challenge at Hero Arts Blog. I am also including this card for the challenge at A Blog named HERO: Playing favorites

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts; Inks: Jenny Bowlin, Versafine, Ranger distress inks; Floss from Anchor; Blings

Hope you like what I created...2nd. post coming soon. Stay
Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Block Coloring

A Blog Named HERO!
Yes, that's a new blog created by some sweet and talented ladies for lots of lovely ladies, sharing their love and passion for Hero Arts stamps. I made this for their first challenge. My favorite at the moment is this Lotus stamp set from HA and of coarse my all time favorite distress inks. I used the inspiration from the inspirational photo at JGS nook challenge blog. I see block of color in it. I am also entering it for the first challenge at Oozak blog.

My card:

I used the color block technique. Used distress inks on Acrylic block, spritz it with pearl water. I changed the quantity of water for different texture. I embossed the flower using white ep. on dark blue CS and colored over it with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sky's the Limit

Hope you are still enjoying the Easter celebrations friends!!!
I am quickly popping up to show you my card, which I created for the following challenges:
Skipping Stones design: I used the sketch
Moxie Fab World: The paper scraps challenge ( I used paper scraps for the kits and the clouds...always collect the smallest pieces;) I also used the tiny leftover floss and created the small bows)
The Young Crafters challenge: Sewing/ Stitching (I hand embroidered the edge of the center panel)

My card:

I created the background using some handmade mist.The clouds interpret the four panels in the sketch. The center focal point is the kite...its such a great way to use the tiny paper scraps. Those tiny floss pieces made their way onto the card instead of the bin and I like that:) I applied some glossy accent on parts of the cloud but it wasn't fully dry.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hop on the Easter Train

For the Lily Pad Birthday Hop pls. click HERE

Welcome to Lawnscaping Spring Blog Hop! If you came from Stephanie's blog, you are on the right track! :) Speaking of tracks...I made an Easter Hop on Hop off Train for your

As you all already know by now, I love Lawn Fawn's cute and adorable stamps. They have their fab new collection out, which I still have to get. I don't have any of the Easter stamp Anyhow here is the little scene I created:

 Pattern Paper: Bright side by Lawn Fawn, Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Happy Haunting, Critters on the Farm, Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum), MFT dies, Perfect pearls, Puffy paint, glossy accent, Copics, Distress inks

There is lot of coloring, fussy cutting, 3D foam for the depth. I also did some hand stitching for the Sun Rays. Hope you enjoyed the ride! Feel free to stop and hunt for some Easter Eggs too:)
I am participating in the following challenges:
Lawnscaping challenge: Coloring
Scraphouse Challenge blog: Easter
Oozak Blog: Anything goes

Here are more details on the blog hop:

When: April 6th (12:01am EST) – April 8th (11:59pm EST). The winners will be announced on April 9th.
Prizes: THREE prizes will go to three random people who comment along the hop! Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps, May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn Stamps are a few prizes that are up for grabs! (details can be found here!)

Your next stop is Tamara's blog. If you’ve gotten off track, don’t worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of participating blogs! Have fun and good luck!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Enjoy Life

Hmmmm!!! this is the 2nd. post for today...

For the Lily Pad Birthday Blog Hop click HERE

I made this card for the currant challenge at the Unity Opportunity Blog and The Lily Pad Blog as its all about flowers. I made this card for my friend, who has her B'day tomorrow. She is very lively person and lives life to the fullest, hence the sentiment.

I cut the center piece out of sticky back Canvas and stamped the image onto it. Then I colored the matting using 3 shades of distress inks. Created the background and assembled everything together.

I am submitting this card for the Birthday challenge at Sirstampalotchallenge Blog too.
Thanks for dropping by.

Lily Pad's Birthday Hop

Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards 1st. Birthday blog hop! Time sure does fly...It feels like yesterday when Deborah and Vicky geared up and started this wonderful blog. I have always admired the humorous and informative posts by Deborah and the creative cards and videos by Vicky. I feel honored to be taking part in the celebration hop!!! So lets take a dip in the pond:) I'm sure you have your party hats on;)
You should be joining from the talented Lidiya's Blog.

 Stamps: Hero Arts (S5601,F5468) PTI (Signature Greeting); Inks: Colorbox chalk, Jenny Bowlin, Versafine black, Versamagic; Design Paper: Basic Grey, DCWV, Wild Rose Studio; Black Floss; Clear embossing powder; Copics

For my card I used the Rock n Roll and Kissing technique. Some paper piecing and background embossing. Love the result.

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings.
  • You can “like” us on Facebook
  • You can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad Cards blog. To better your chances even more, leave comments on the other blogs participating in the hop. For each comment you leave, you'll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please.)
The contest for all four prizes will close at 11:59 p.m., EST, on Sunday, April 8. (That’s 183 hours to browse and comment at your leisure!!!) We will announce the winners on Thursday, April 12.

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is Suzanne's blog. If you get lost somewhere, you can always  go back to Lily Pad Blog for the hop order.