Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some more blog candy

There is some more yum blog candy to win here. Be sure to check it out.
I'm hoping to create something this evening. Will be back soon.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My card for Laura's sketch #9

Hi all,

Here's my take on Laura's Sketch #9 on 2S4U.

I have used basic white textured cardstock and some scraps of colored cardstock. The stamped images are from my new Hobby Ideas stamp kit. I dug out the lace from Mamma's old collection of fab laces. The jeweled 'button' used to be my earring, one that I loved; Papa got it for me from Germany some 10 years back!! I have also used some glitter glue. The card is a semi-accordian style (that's what I call it). There is space to write a personlised message inside. That's about it. Hope you like it.

Sorry, this pic comes first... I'm not able to rearrange the pics :-(



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yummmmm Blog Candy

There is some yummy blog candy at Elina's blog. Stop by and admire her various creations... she has some interesting 'soap' projects too!! The last date for this blog candy is October 1. Rush to her blog. What are you waiting for?

Yay! I have some new stuff

I had gone shopping on Sunday and bought this new stamp set from Hobby Ideas. Why did I choose this particular one, did I hear you ask? Well, this was the only card making stamp set they had. There were two other bookmark kits and a few lose stamps. I bought one stamp too... it is not in the picture. Finally, I now have a few stamps and ink pads. I can start stamping away in my cards :-).
I am finding it difficult to think of ways to do the new 2S4Y challenge. It is quite tough... :-( I will give it a try anyway.
Pray that I am able to come up with something good.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Coloured black

Hi everyone,
This afternoon I suddenly had an irresistible urge to use black in a card. I didn't know where I could use it. And then I thought I'd create one more card for Kazan's sketch #9. I don't even know if we can submit more than one card, but I will do it anyway.

Now, here's my card recipe. All I had in front of me was some white textured cardstock, a sheet of black paper (not as thick as cardstock), my miniature punches and punching papers. I had been wanting to create a 'shaker' card too for a while now... so I tried even that here.. filling the shaker part with punched flowers, buttons, and some sequins. I liked this card. I have not added the sentiment yet, because I am still trying to figure out whom it is for. In all probability, I will just write 'Have a bright and prosperous new year' inside the card. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bring on the bling... add some colour

Hi all,
Another card from me. This time it is for one of the weddings I will be attending soon. My little sister is getting married in November, a cousin too is getting married around the same time.. and my favorite cousin brother just got engaged. I am still deciding whom this card is for. :-)

Well, I have themed it around my theory that marriage brings together a man and a woman as nothing else can... they are both different in every possible way, but they are influenced by each other over a course of time. Young couples shouldn't get into matrimony without understanding the basics - you can't change each other completely... then you lose out on the love that brought you together... love the other as he/she is...but both of you have to adjust and adapt to the other.
Phew... that is too much philosophy for today....
The colours used are also very Indian. Indian Hindu weddings are very very colourful and full of bling. I have tried to keep up that mood in my card. I know this card is very silly compared to the awesome stuff others create, but I am still submitting this card for this week's challenge on 2S4U using Kazan's Sketch #9.
I have used handmade papers in cream and pink, I bought the pink and blue stones, the scallop circles and heart embelishments yesterday from a local beads store.
Just one word for the team from 2S4U reviewing this... I would love to know how I can improve on this and the other cards I submit. Would really appreciate your inputs. :-)



Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yoohoo... I'm on a roll!!

This is my entry for the Creative Journey Create a Card challenge. I hope I am still on time for this one.

Friday, September 12, 2008

A modified version of the previous card...

I made a small change to the previous card. Added some gold flowers as well. Thanks Laura and Joke for your appreciation! You don't know how much your comments mean to me :-).

I dug out the lace from my mom's sewing cupboard, and gosh, she has the loveliest collection I have ever seen. Even those huge buttons ;-).

Here is a the modified card:

A card for the 2S4U challenge

Here I am... I am so happy today that I don't even have words to describe my happiness!!! First, let me wish all my Malayali friends a very happy and prosperous Onam. I made a few traditional Onam dishes today :-).
Next, here is the card for the 2Sketches4U challenge based on Laura's Sketch #8. I hope you like it. I am very happy with the results.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And here is an excellent product...

Any papercraft lover happening to stop by this blog, here is something truly amazing. Check out
for previews of a new product released by Sheetloads Shortcuts. Something that will make card making simpler and more fun! I have not come across anything like this. I am sure you will love it too.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

At last...

I have finally managed to come up with one card. Yes, it took me too long... But I am happy... this is my first rubber stamping card :-).
I hope you all like it!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Coming soon

This post is for Sharanya, a regular reader of my silly little blog and a family friend. :-). Well, I am currently not at home, so there is no card even this weekend. But I have done some work now that I can use for my cards soon. :-D. I have been collecting scraps that my mom doesn't need any longer... I have also dug out an old box of oil pastels and some spray dried colours which I intend to use for my card...Sorry to keep you all waiting.

By the way, I came across this interesting blog candy at If you are a craft lover, do stop by and check out her site. I never win, but I am again keeping my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What is this world, if full of care... we have no time to stand and stare

I so very badly want to create a card, but I can't!!! No, I'm not really out of ideas or anything...I just don't have the time for it. Did I hear you say I was offering an excuse?? Well, frankly, I am not. There has been just too much of work these last few days. My maid has taken a few days off and so has my cook... Aaryan is making me run around the place and more often than not, I am carrying him around even while cooking!! My brother-in-law is not keeping well and is home today...Trying times these are... I hope I am out of this phase soon.
I really hope to create something nice very soon.
Till then...