Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thank you

Long time no see. Well, most of my time has gone in making the ATC's for this month's swap at Crazy for ATC's. I had to rack my brain for some really good ideas. It took me more time coz I was dealing with some migrane issues. But overall, I think I did well. not showing them now..only once they reach the hostess will I put them up.

So in the mean while, I took on the Inchie challenge and the sketch was similar to what Divya has put up, so barring a few creative liberties I took, here is the card. And this card is headed for someone who least expects it. Let me know when you get it. (Clue : I've never met your nor spoken to you)

I was going for a monochromatic theme, but it seemed too bland, so took the inchies, used some rub-ons on it. and voila! I've got  color.

Not having stamps is irritating me. Two weeks more and I bring all my stuff here, even if it means I have to keep them in suitcases. I finally found my versamark pen and embossing powder that my MIL's sister gave to me as a wedding gift. Umm..yeah I know, weird wedding gift, but better what I love than get something that stays at the back of the cabinet for years together!

Sending my card to the
Inchie challenge #3
Creadiv's Sketch challenge #1

cast of characters:
Design paper : hobby ideas
Rub-ons : hobby ideas
Black ultrafine sharpie marker
Grey cardstock

Monday, April 12, 2010

Inchie Delight

I found inchies dull the first time they were introduced. Why base the whole card on an image 1x1"? Why?

But then somehow they grew on me. And now having made my first inchie card, I am in love. These are a delight to make and yes, quite addictive. And especially after salivating on the Inchie blog, I had to jump in and make a card for the Inchie challenge.

There isn't much to this card. Very simple as it gets.

And yes, thank you if you notice the 2nd inchie is slightly crooked. After the glue dried, I realized it.

The pp is from hobby Ideas, the image from Tiddly Inks
colored with Watercolor pencils and coated with Glue and gloss for a nice finish. 
A bit of glitter, but not too happy with the glitter. Its too coarse. 

I want some really fine glitter pens..something like Diamond Dust. Well nothing can beat diamond dust..Does anyone have extra diamond dust to send my way?

Here's my sweet lil turtle...
See how the glitter is all coarse. I hate it. I wanted some like fairy dust. Is there such a thing as fairy dust??

Inchies were made by sticking two pieces of CS together to make a hard base.

This card is off to Inchie card sketch #2.
I hope you like it. Back to brainstorming for my ATC challenge. See ya soon..

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I won a blog candy!

I won a tiny blog candy at Dawn's blog. Yipee..Here's what she sent me..a fabulous card and 3 sentiments from Stamping Bella...

Isn't the card awesome? It is simply fabulous. I would love to make something with this sketch.
 Stop by Dawn's blog and say hi to her..

On another note, as I said I've joined the ATC group, just have a peek at last month's ATC's. They are so freakin fabulous...I don't think lack of supplies is a deterrent to them. Way to go ladies & gurrls!!
Here's the link.. March ATC pics

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I love this new blog that I found, Clips-n-cuts. I love Vicky's style of making cards..totally simple and clean. My style of making cards changes with the crafter that I'm inspired by. Right now, all the crafters that inspire me are the ones with clean cards..not too much going on...just a simple card, neat, no fuss, no ten layers on the card. Another blog, Clean and simple is also just that.

Besides that, the quilters sampler from Papertrey ink totally had me hooked since the day they were released. So this was a long time due.

Since I do not have any stamps right now(they're at my home, but you've heard that cribbing before), but I've been on such a high after buying lots of craft stuff, this card by Vicky was totally on my mind. I had papers, I had glue and I had the card-stock. Though I admit if I had the punches, the squares would be neater, but this is good too..right?

And how many times does it happen that the idea you have in mind, and the end result is exactly the same? It happened with this card...and I am soo happy..

One thing about this card, Vicky pointed out in her video, that it is better to stick the 1x1 squares on a scratch paper and then frame it up. It gives the faux quilted piece a good support. After making the card, I totally agree.

The sentiment is handwritten, with water-color pencils. And I cannot leave glitter out of the card, so I use bits of glitter paper, the pen used to make the faux stitches is also a glitter pen. the quilt is raised off the card with foam tape.

Ok, so its not a neat card, I've got glitter spread here and there but that's the part about being handmade. Its never perfect..

Card details:
PP- Hobby ideas.
Flair glitter pens
Signo white gel pen
Fabercastell watercolor pencils
Grey card stock - sent by Spardha :)

This card goes to the Crafty Creations Challenge-61-Anything goes...
And for the Just Add Ink challenge #11.
Just in time to add this card to the Meljen's Designs Weekly Thursday Challenge #1

Friday, April 2, 2010

OhHappy Days...

Reminds me of a song from Sister Act2. I just feel so happy and springy..I was just hopping around in Hobby Ideas, wanted some clear stamps and ink. They had tons of colors of ink, but no stamp..not one set. And no black ink, I know I'm not going to be using inks of other colors as these sets were dated 2007. Am I mad to pay 125 bucks for such an old set! never.

But while I was browsing the new scrapbooking section, I found these dimensional stickers. And they were so colorful, all spring themed and vibrant. I just fell in love.

These two owls are adorable, so is the frog, the peas in the pod..I can't see myself using them, I'll just keep them in the packaging and stare at them, they're so pretty!!!

Love the bee, the happy caterpillar

And just says spring is here...beautiful..wouldn't you agree??

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New friends

I have been MIA for too long. Just surfing through everyone's blogs and hoping for things. now I'm somehow getting my creativity back. Its limping back, in a while it should be roaring to go...

On one of my blog surfing adventures, I stumbled across an Indian card maker. From her blog, I found so many. I did not realise that there were so many Indian card makers who are as crazy about stamps, paper, inks, cuttlebug, patterned papers, ribbons and much much more. It is such a delight, and I've already found so many alternatives to the more expensive stuff. locally made patterned papers, new hobby store..the list is endless.

There is already and ATC swap for all the Indian cardmakers. Yipee, needless to say I joined in straight away.

Here are the links to the ones I know...As I get to meet others, I shall let you know..

The ATC SWAP group- Crazy about ATCs

Rachna - Rachna's Crafty Corner

Spardha- Get Addicted to Craft!

Smita - Kreativity and Me

Shalini - Craft Curry

On another note, I finally managed to find some Patterned paper from hobby ideas. With recession, their prices have literally hit the roof. or ceiling. or sky high..whatever you prefer.

A single sheet of rub-on that cost me 40bucks, in now 65. A single sheet of sticker is 95. And PP are 20 bucks. I knew this hobby is expensive but if rates keep shooting higher, I might as well give up this hobby.'

Thankfully there is an online hobby store in India (YAY). Itsy-bitsy and it has the PP for 7 bucks. maybe not as thick as the ones I get at hobby Ideas, it still works for me. Now I just hope they keep adding some new stuff.

Here's a shot of the papers I got from Hobby Ideas..

Here's hoping to see you soon with some new cards and new ramblings..
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