Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Smita goes international!

He he he he... Still laughing over the post title! Well, I am not kidding... ;-) I really have gone international with this card. Stop stop... Before you build up too much expectation out of the card, let me explain...

I had won Donna's blog candy a few weeks back. Anyone who has been reading my blog knows that I love her work. I had tried an explosion box in Jan inspired by her creation! ;-) Anyway, coming back to the point.. I received my yummy package on Saturday. God! You should have seen my scream and jump... There were loads of Heidi Grace paper (even double-sided, something I had never before seen), epoxy stickers, flower and button stickers, three spools of ribbon, chipboard stickers et al. So, you can imagine what made me scream. None of that stuff is actually available here so I wa,s thrilled beyond words.. so thrilled that I couldn't craft for so long (!!! well.. that's an excuse). I made a little card for a friend a couple of days back but then we gave it to him without clicking pictures. There goes!! It wasn't my best but it did use that yummy Heidi Grace paper.

I want to create one of Donna's goodie bags just so that I can use the double-sided paper without wasting even an inch of it!!
I spent most of today just thinking of what to use as the focal element in my card. I wanted all the focus to go to that circle in the sketch... and I hate circles!! ;-) You are wondering why! Well, I hate cutting around them because I never get them perfect; my local stationer does not have the cirlce punch in supply ever, which pisses me off; I am still hunting for Prima flowers look-alikes so that it becomes easier for me to fill those 'circles' in sketches; and lastly, I always wonder how people interpret the circle so well every time whereas I can't look at it as anything but just that!... Did I confuse you? I hope I did. Just wanted to tell you how much I dislike circles when I have to work with them... nothing against the shape otherwise! LOL!
Coming back to today's card. I have used a lot of stuff from Donna's package and some things that my bro-in-law (Chirag) got for me from AC Moore when he came down for the wedding. Thanks to both Chirag and Donna, Smita has finally gone international ;-)
Cardstock: Metallic CS from the DCWV textured metallic sheets range, Polka dots designer paper from the Heidi Grace pack, Pink velvet paper by The Paper Company, scrap of pink printed vellum sheet from The Paper Company, Blue and white CS from stash
The circles are made from a sheet of shimmer patterned paper from Hobby Ideas. (Ohhh! I love the shimmer)
Others: Sentiment from Heidi Grace, Blue lace and satin ribbon from stash.



  1. Darling card Smita! I love all the glitter:)

  2. I love the glitter too! And please, please don't give these away now!

  3. great design loved the symmetry with the concentric circles!

  4. Ok. Please discount his comment. Great card! :) Make a gift pouch for me now. And put some nice gifts in it.

  5. Congratulations on winning the blog candy! Whoohoo! How fun! Looks like you'll be doing a lot of creating!

    I love your card. . .your circle looks perfect and I love the shiny effect to your card!! I do admit circles can be hard to create without a punch but sometimes I just trace around a circle container and it usually works out!!

    Have fun with all your goodies!


  6. lovely....keep goin gurl...n thanks so much for ur comment.....

  7. Hey Smita, congrats on winning the blog candy.....I can totally understand your excitement :) considering the fact that we don't even get to see such things here!!. The card is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for appreciating mine. keep up the great work!!


  8. Yea Smita! I'm so glad you're enjoying your candy and have started to use it. Great card! xxD

  9. yup you are right, that is the one I got, total waste of money :(.

  10. Congrats Smita on your well deserved winnings. Enjoy creating. Hope you get to that iris folding kit soon. Hugs from Desire

  11. hey! time for a new card already!