Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Butterfly Award

Still braving the super super silly rains in mumbai...It serves me right for complaining non-stop about the lack of rains in Ahd...God decided I needed all the rain that He had...so 4 days of non-stop rain..no shopping this time at all...well, not completely nothing....just a bit then..Loved seeing Pie lane goodies in my local shop...and getting to see all the Crafter's cards...that was the highlight of that shopping trip..

On to the award, Thanks Khush for passing on this award...coz its a butterfly one..I know I got you obsessed with butterflies!!!
There are some rules to follow so here they are:
Answer several questions. Award the 'Butterfly Award' to other bloggers
Contact the bloggers to let them know they have received this award
Put a link to the person who gave you the 'Butterfly Award' in the post.
Q1) Name your favorite color?  Aqua

Q2) Name your favorite song? It changes by the day and by the minute...right now...its Saibo from Shor in the city...

Q3) Name your favorite dessert?  Brownies

Q4) What worries you off at the moment? The rains...I hope it stops..I want to go shopping for crafty goodies...

Q5) Your favorite pet? Don't like pets..I think its cruel to keep pets...but don't know how long I can fight this battle against cuteness...Hubby is all for filling the house with small dogs!!

Q6) Black or White? Black

Q7) Your biggest fear? Driving, Heights, Water, not one...many!!!

Q8) Best feature? My sense of humor and Wit

Q9) Everyday attitude? Varies...

Q10) What is perfection?  Day spent with my loved ones...getting lots of cuddles and kisses..

Q11) Guilty pleasure? Shopping way beyond my set budget and yet not feeling sorry for it.....be it crafty shopping, for perfumes, for books ... I don't really spend on clothes that much, nor shoes...

Q12) When you're upset you? Clam up. Or call my BFF and pour down my worries and sorrows to her...and then, we gossip...makes me happy!! :)

So there you have it...some small pieces of my life...

Passing it on to
Erum.. (a butterfly freako like me)

Have fun girls!! will be back soon!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bling Bling Cake

This post is entirely the result of this conversation and I totally blame you Srinanda for making me dream about glitter!! (you might not be able to see the conversation if you don't " like" Pie Lane..) hehe!! Shameless marketing..but I love their glitter and what can I say...I love Sri's sense of humor!! And plus being inspired with Ujjwal and Erum's stitching...I have all the tools so why not combine the two??

So all that glitter talk and the new glitter product made me want to glitter something up...and I took out all the glitter's I had...mind you...I have a ton of glitter..and yet I need more!! So this is what I came up with...no challenge in mind, no deadline in mind..just something to play with the Martha Stewart glitter. This is the coarse glitter.

So there's my bling bling cake...the cake was cut with simple card stock pieces, layered on top of each other and glittered till it was saturated with glitter. Then I went and put some more gemstones on it...since i wanted to go over the top!!!  To say that i measured for half an hour before getting the right size for the cake would be an understatement...
The DP's are from Papermania..summer bloom.

 Here's just a close up of the glitter..I love how it shines...yummy!! Those are just simple punched flowers with some pearls from Itsy bitsy...The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, Cupcakes set...I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up just below each other...

Here's a close up of my attempt at stitching, It did come out pretty well...and done while watching Tv...didn't even realize how fast it went. The true hero in this neat stitching is the markings that I did with my scale and my paper piercer.

So that's my glitter story for today...see you in a few days...off to visit my folks and meet welcome Ganpati Bappa at my aunt's place. will post if time permits.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Celebrating a tiny milestone!!

 This card goes for the Wee memories- Masculine challenge. And on a super Celebratory note, I was one of the Honorable Hoots for my Create a Scene card at Wee memories along with Ujjwal...YIPEEEEE...Way to go...and along with us, were Erum, and ETA: Isha (how did I miss your name?)- the top HOO-LA-LA's!! You rock girls!!!!! now back to boy business

My nephew's birthday was coming up, and I'd promised his mom, that I would make something for him..so this was it...

The engine, the funnel, the bogies..all handcut...I was never good at math in school..not good at it even today..but ask me to measure all this stuff and cut..I somehow can!! Go figure!!!

Every piece of paper is from Echo park, Little boy. The dino die-cuts are from Cuttlebug kids cartridge gifted from my friend Jan. (Thanks Jan) and the balloon and party hat die cuts are loads of RAKs from Jaya.

The wheels are die cuts from PTI - the button die cut set. I added yellow embroidery floss through the holes and added faux stitching to mimic Pie lane buttons! The steam and cloud are PTI cloud dies.

There was a lot I wanted to do to this card..embellish it..but I was planning on putting big photos of the kiddos on the last 3 panels..it might cover up the dinos, and the bogies, but it will make a great photo frame..That I'm leaving totally on to my sis....

I had so much fun making this ..

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Secret Friendship Day Swap

I have immensely enjoyed putting this Swap together...and I'm so glad to hear most of you have already got it...Flaunting it is good!! Will make sure more people join next time...This time around we had 20 peeps join in....I'm still awaiting confirmations from a few people, and once you all post it, I'll make a consolidated post with all the wonderful cards....Thanks for making this round a big success for me and Asha!! 

I'm only sad that my swap didn't reach Asha (it came back to me) and she is off for the rest of the month on holiday..(missing my partner in crime!!) And I can only wait till she returns to send her the swap!!

Even though I wasn't Asha's official partner, she sent this beautiful cards my way...I love how she used the negatives of the dies to add the sentiments...smart girl!!

This gorgeous trio comes to me from Priya Venkat....Love those beautiful set of cards, the pink vellum card is my fav!! Thanks so much!! And the tag!! Its beyond awesome...

This super trio comes to me from Piali...oh what awesome cards...I'm going to treasure them....

And the tag is just superb!! simply love the colors, the twine and the charm..super sweet!! Thanks so so much!!

This funky trio is from Spardha...love the little ducks!! ( I hope they're ducks), the super Silhoutee cuts!!

Cute book mark...already in my latest book!! :)

 This awesome RAK came my way from Jyotsana, thanks so much for the beautiful braclet and the super awesome tag...The heart is made of felt and I simply love it!!! 

And this gorgeousness comes from Khusboo, love the beautiful coloring...love the tedha brads and the super super sweet message inside!! 

Thank you everyone for their wonderful cards and RAK's. Loved getting them all...they make me feel really really special!! Big hugs to everyone!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Creating a Scene...

Not its not what it sounds like...but have been on a spree on creating scenes...especially after getting my new distress inks and hero arts stamps...I created 5 card fronts in 2 hours..but those are still awaiting cards...that later...today for the card that makes me squeal in happiness everytime I look at it...

This card is for Hero Arts August challenge - to create a scene...

Ever since I found a wood-grain texture paper from a local store, I have been dying to use it...and this was the perfect opportunity!!This card is for my BFF since school days...but always a phone call away...haven't met in a quite a bit of years...but that doesn't stop friendship...


I love this CS...but it was a very pale beige color...to make it look like actual boards, I cut apart the strips and distressed them with Vintage photo..the ink brings out the texture of the CS..
The curtains are parchment papers, cut free hand and colored with bic-markers...and the frame around the window (which looks lavender, but is brown) is popped up on dimensionals. 
The flowers stamped at the bottom of the card are from the set- be happy and the grass is from that set too...I stamped the flowers on white CS,colored with Niji Pearlescent paints and paper pieced on the card.
The beautiful beads in the center of the flowers and the butterflies are from Pie Lane Studio.

This is the inside of the card...this is what I was playing around with..distress inks, and the new hero arts silhouette stamp- Garden bouquet..I love the contrast of black on the background...inks used for the background are peeled paint, shabby shutters, broken china and tumbled glass..
And I must say, if I didn't have the stamp-a-ma-jig..it would have been so tough to place this perfectly...

The sentiment is from the Be happy set...and goes perfectly for the challenge on Crafty JC-Friends are forever!! and for the Wee Memories - Dare to color challenge

If there is any other thing you would like to know, as always, feel free to ask!!

Just a little pic to show you the metallic sheen in the watercolors that I mentioned in the previous post..and of course the gorgeous little butterfly!!! 

See ya soon!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...