Tuesday, April 2, 2019

TTC#10 - Use an Animal + Give them Wings!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the April edition of The Twisted Challenges. This is our 10th Challenge and we are absolutely thrilled with the love you have given us!

So for this month, we are challenging you to create a project that includes and Animal, and you have to give wings to the animal. (Animals/birds/insects that already have wings don't count!)

So for my project today, I have a cute interactive card. I loved this quote I found on Pintrest and wanted to use that as a starting point for my card.

I followed Jennifer Mcguire's card tutorial on making this double slider card..and then added a slight twist of my own. I simply mounted my slider element on an acetate, so that it would rise higher, than if I had just put on the sliding belt.
Maybe this needs a video to explain..soon!

Here's a small clip showing how the card works!

Card products
Stamps - Hog heaven from MFT stamps
Butterfly from Hero arts, Antique engravings. 
Dies - Fence, grass border, grass slope from MFT
           Square window die Lil Inkers
Cloud stencil - MFT
Distress oxide tumbled glass for clouds
Copics , Memento black ink
Neenah solar white 80lbs paper for stamping and coloring.

So that's it for my card,  hope you liked the card and do decide to play along this fun challenge.
This month we are being sponsored by Expressions Craft with a voucher for Rs.1000.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Gratitude Cards | Rainbow cards - TTC#9

Hello folks,
Wishing you all a very Happy holi..I am sure you all must be colored in all the colors of the rainbow...and talking of rainbows...this card is so apt for the Holi season...has all the colors of the rainbow.

This month at The Twisted Challenges, we are doing Rainbow projects with a Grateful/Thankful theme.

Who does not need Thank you cards, and who doesn't want to get some appreciation! I have been making and sending out a boat load of thank you cards this year! I guess as you grow older, you appreciate your tribe more and more!
These are just two more, with simplistic design.

Both the cards follow the same pattern of making, except for the sentiments and the main images that I used. The process remains the same.

  • I have stenciled distress oxides through a MFT sunrays stencil, 
  • then die cut the main rainbow panel, with Gina Marie rounded rectangle dies.
  • Die cut the word Awesome/Seriously, die from Lil Inkers Design. Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Lil Inkers and glued it on the panel.
  • Stamped, copic colored and fussy cut the butterfly from SSS stamp, Beautiful day.
  • The girl is from MFT stamps
  • Glued the rainbow panel on a A2 card. 
  • The butterfly has loads of shimmer from Spectrum noir shimmer pens..but can't capture in photo!

An extra card..because I had two panel ready!

So that is all from me for today!! Hope you do join us at TTC this month...we have a voucher of Rs.1000 from Connect4sale for the winner!! 

till we meet again!

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Twisted Challenges -9 | Thanks + Rainbow Colors

Oh man! March is already here!! Which means its time for another Twisty Challenge.
Spring is just in the air and which is why we wanted all the spring colors in your projects!

For my inspiration, I have CASed  Donna Mikasa's card. It was so long in my wish list, that this challenge, I wanted to do it. The simplicity and the elegance of the card was on my mind!
With that said, here is my card for TTC#9.

Its a very simple and clean design. 5x7 card base.
Used spellbinder's matting basics to cut two mats. The Indigo color border is cut seperately, colored with copics and glued again, giving it a flat layer.
I cut the THANKS from Bielo cardstock, colored each alphabet with copics, and glued it on the panel. Die is from MFT stamps.
The sentiment is from Altenew, Crafty friends.  One of my newest stamps and I love it!
The little pups are gift from a crafty friend!

Hope the theme is easy enough but enough fun for you to join! We have a gift voucher from Connect 4Sale this month, of Rs. 1000. Do go over to The Twisted Challenges Blog and see other inspirations too!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Envelope Flip Book | Valentine's Gift!

Hello again! Its time for the mid month inspiration for the Valentine's challenge on The Twisted Challenge Blog! No reds and no pinks!

For me love is in the small things! The small notes, the memories, the love letters! I went for a complete masculine theme and made a small Envelope Flip book. It uses 4 envelopes only, measuring 5x7. And is super super easy! So here are a few pictures of the book, enjoy!

Each envelope holds a postcard note. With some stamping and a cutesy sentiment with it! There is enough room to add a lot more in it.

I have tucked some 3x4 journaling cards too!

Couldn't resist some butterflies!

Some more journaling cards.

These are the postcard notes in each envelope. Aren't they cute? There is enough space to write on the front and back.

Enjoy the quick video of this Flip book! And do join the challenge...just a few days before it ends!

Tutorial - Lorrie Nunemaker
Paper pack used - Papericious Often (Very old pack)
Stamps - Fiskars, MFT, Lawn Fawn, Kaisercraft, Mama Elephant.
Journaling cards - SNAP cards from Simple stories. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Craftreat Guest DT post | Double waterfall Folio

Hello Everyone,

Join me for a post for the Craftreat blog! You can find this post on the Craftreat blog as well.
I am showcasing two paper packs and 2 projects made with those paper packs.

And now to the projects.
I have one Quick Photo Folio which can be done in under an hour. This folio can be done straight with Pattern paper and not even using cardstock. But I am a fanatic for black borders, and so I used cardstock as the base and then matted the pattern paper.
4 sheets of cardstock, 4 sheets of Pattern paper, glue and one ribbon and you are done!

 A peek inside as to how the pages look. Each page is a pocket page and can hold anywhere from one to 4 photographs and journaling cards.This is a tutorial from Amber..LyricLover810  on youtube (..https://youtu.be/Jo6nX6cG1DY )

Now to the bigger project, Double Waterfall Photo Folio.

This was a labor of love but again a quick project. 2 days max is what you need on this!
I loved that this folio allows for vertical as well as horizontal photos. And then I went and made it complicated by adding more photo inserts....it was fun to do that!!
But the hero of the project is definitely the paper, and the cut-aparts! They are fantastic ..and of course, THE OWLS!!

 Here is a peek at the inside of the Double Waterfall photo folio. Did I not tell you the papers are fantastic!

Without any further ado, here's the walk through the next project.
This project is made with a tutorial from Frances Long, well at least when her tutorials were free.

Sorry about the silent walk-through. I havd a bad bad cold and my voice would have scared you all! So silent video it is for today!!

I do hope you enjoyed these two projects.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Twisted Challenges | Valentine's Edition

 Hello Everyone,
Welcome to the Valentine Edition of The Twisted Challenges! This month we have a fun and as always Twisted Challenge for you!!
This month, we want you to create a Valentine's Project! Easy right?? Wait for the twist!
But ..But.. But you are not to use Reds or Pinks! haha! How's that for a twist.

It sure is challenging to think of Valentine's sans reds or pinks!

So here's my inspiration for you ... I have a set of 3 mini note cards. They measure 4x4 in size.
And have my most favorite valentine puns!

These are small enough to be tucked into a lunchbox or your favorite other's bag. Here's a detail view of each of the card below.

There isn't much about the technique as such. Simple stamping, coloring with Copics and matting with some patterned paper.
All stamps are from Lawn Fawn. Bunny and Pearl and its sentiment from My silly Valentine, and the coffee sets is from Thanks a latte
Pattern paper - literally scraps from other projects.
Hope you guys join us for the challenge this month! 

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Twisted Challenges - Mid month inspiration for January

Hey everyone,
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by..

Today I am sharing my mid month inspiration for  The Twisted Challenges - Something Old,Something New, Something Borrowed/Gifted and Something Blue

Something old - Gina Marie Oval stitched dies
Something New - My MFT floral stamp, Flashy florals
Something borrowed - Borrowed Anuja's card idea here
Something blue - Blue inks and cardstock _ Summer sky, Bahama blue memento inks

So this is a very simple card with few steps that can be easily mass produced.
  • I cut black panels, and clear heat embossed them.
  • Stamped the flowers with Misti, so that I would get good ink coverage
  • Fussy cut the flowers and leaves ( Dies would have made the work so easy!)
  • Stamped the sentiment from Clearly besotted 
  • and glued all the elements together! 
Inks used were Summer sky and bahama blue for the flowers
Pear tart - memento and CP grass skirt for the leaves. 

So I loved the design so much, I mass produced it! Here are some of the colors that I used.
Inks are Lawn fawn Sunflower, Catherine pooler - orange twist for the flowers
Pear tart - memento and CP grass skirt for the leaves.

This red beauty uses Memento Lady bug ink and rhubarb stalk inks
Pear tart - memento and CP grass skirt for the leaves.

Here is a bunch of them together! Thank you Anuja for the inspiration! Loved making them!

That's all for now folks!
Till we meet again!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year, New Beginnings! The Twisted Challenge #7

Aloha! Hello and a very very Happy New 2019 to all of you! The last of the 'teen' years is here .. and we begin that with a Challenge celebrating something new!

We love the verse that goes with the Christian weddings..something old, something new...it is something that stays true for the new year too... We bring something old with us..our memories, something new..the 365 days ahead of us, something borrowed..lessons we learn from the previous years...and something blue...a bit of color in your life! So this month, that is our Theme

 Do go to our Challenge post to read how you have to use them! Lets see my inspiration on this theme!

So my inspiration is this card for a friend who just bought a new house! Before I jump into how I  made this card, let me share how it fits into the challenge!

Something old - The swirl background and the cloud dies are my very first purchases when it comes to dies and background stamps. They are almost 10 years old!

Something new - This card is for Celebrating a new house as well, I have used a new house stamp from Jane's doodles!

Something Borrowed/Gifted - I borrowed the idea of this card from another card that Ujjwal had sent me last Christmas!
See the 2nd card from the left! That's the card I borrowed the idea from! (p.s. that's my card display in my craft room)

Something Blue - the sky, the house!

About the card...
  • The background was embossed directly on the card base, while masking the edges! Sponged Tumbled glass Distress oxide and broken china over the white heat embossed background.
  • The house stamps were stamped with Memento black on neenah white 80lbs paper, colored with copics and fussy cut. 
  • Cut a few slopes from white cardstock for the snowy hills...edged them with tumbled glass oxide. Stamped congratulations on it, propped it up on foam tape.
  • Glued the house images, popped up just one on foam tape. 
  • Die cut a few clouds from Papertrey ink's cloud dies, stamped the sentiment on big cloud. Glued them down 
  • Stamped, colored and fussy cut a few heart image, glued them down. added some sparkle with spectrum noir pens.. 
  • and we are done! 
Hope to see you joining us in this new Challenge! Have a fantastic Year ahead everyone! 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mid month Inspiration for TTC#6 - Oak Leaf

Hello everyone,
Back today to share the mid month inspiration for The Twisted Challenge Blog!
This month the theme is Color palette and use an element in multiples of 3

Here's my inspiration for you!
Inspired by the leaf in the image, I wanted a leaf image..but do we ever have what we suddenly want?
Nope! So I borrowed it from my friend and went to town with it!

  • First I heat embossed a few leaves on watercolor paper. The stamp is Oak Leaf from Neat and Tangled.
  • Then I found the relevant distress inks, namely, Mustard seed, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, fired brick and smooshed the embossed images into the inks...sprayed generous amount of water to blend it together.
  • I am not a fan of the soft faded look of watercolors..blame it on my crazy friend who made me love all bright colors!
  • And so I took another heat embossed leaf on Neenah solar white paper, and colored with Copics, like a stained glass piece.
  • I took my panel, flicked some left over colors from the smooshing. Glued the watercolored leaves.
  • I propped up the copic colored leaf on top of the water colored leaves with foam tape.

To bring the colors together, I rummaged through the Craftreat Ombre Basics paper pack and pulled out the red, green, yellow and orange sheets and created a mat for my panel.

You can see the dimension of the copic colored leaf..and the crazy flicking of color!

I have linked the paper packs below..Also you can check out my Store front on Amazon! Yes! I have a page on Amazon that links to all my favorite products you can buy .. all from Amazon!
Disclaimer : The links used are affiliate links..I do get a small percentage if you buy from my link, but that does not affect your cost in any way!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

 Finally!! Posting just under the wire! With one hour to go before the  Fall |  Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! closes! I have wanted to join this Blog hop for such a long time! This time, I was determined to join in!

 So before I cross over the wire, here is my card for the Blog Hop!Its a pretty  much straight forward card without any techniques!

I used my amazing Lawn Fawn, Thanks a latte stamp set and dies to stamp and die cut the image.
Embossing folder is from Stampers Anonymous, and the awesome ombre dotted paper is from Craftreat Ombre Basics pack!
Image colored with my copics!
 So that's it for now!

Will catch up soon!!

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