Friday, May 29, 2009

No new posts for sometime

Hi all,

There will be no new posts from me for some time now. We are going on vacation next week and I am too excited to do anything productive now ;-) After we get back, my in-laws will be coming over for a long stay. So I am not too sure when I will post next.

I will miss crafting for sure.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Debbie's droolworthy birthday candy

Hop over to Debbie's blog for the chance to win some truly awesome candy. Don't believe me? Well, check out this pic:

Hurry up! Last date: 23rd May.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Newer colors

I was chatting with my best (and oldest) friend, Kunkum, today. She commented that my blog was colorful, but there was loads of blue and pink. In today's card for Laura's Sketch # 26 at 2S4U, I tried to use other colors too - yellow and orange, for example. ;-) Vineet thinks the color combination is different but nice.

And I think I will try doing some of Kristina's challenges now on, so that I don't go wrong with the colors and I have a nice palette every week. I do look up all color challenges every week, but somehow when I sit down to make a card, I choose whatever suits my fancy at that moment.

Coming back to today's card. I love this stamp. It is from a new clear stamp set I bought recently. And I am totally in love with GlueDrops (which is our version of the Glue Dot). The adhesive is very strong and it kind of holds anything. I bought a circle punch too, recently, after looking at it for months. I was waiting for something larger, but this is the largest I have been able to find. :-( I used it in one of the bubbles (the green one). I have again give paper piecing a try but I think it is going to take a while to perfect this art.

My card recipe:
Cardstock: Metallic CS from the DCWV stack, blue patterned paper from Hobby Ideas, yellow and orange CS from stash
Stamp: Bubbles stamp from a Hobby Ideas clear stamp set
Others: Heidi Grace rub-on; Fevicryl 3D outliner in various shades; Staedler markers; Carla Craft circle punch; lace and ribbon from stash
PS: Vineet hates the pompom!! :D Wonder why?! I kind of find it cute and have bought it 3-4 shades. He thinks it looks kind of cheap!!

Does anyone have any nice template for a 6*6 card envelope/box? I checked Mel's blog (Mel Stampz) but couldn't find the kind I needed. I liked one of the semi-envelope templates that she has and used it for a friend's wedding card.

PS: For those of you suffering from the summer heat, have you had any ice lollies/popsicles yet?! :-) I just had one some time back.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Denise's gorgeous candy

Visit Denise's blog for a chance to win some great candy. She is offering loads of candy, so you might not want to miss out.


Saturday, May 16, 2009


I received this wonderful award from Dora, whose blog I have been visiting and who has been leaving very sweet comments on my blog too. Isn't it cute?

Thank you, Dora for this... and thank you for including me in your list of friends. Do drop by Dora's blog to see her lovely creations.
I would like to pass on this award to:
This award, Friends... comes with the following description to be added & passed along: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in selfaggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated." It also says: "Please give more attention to theses writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More candy

There is more great candy at Marcea's blog. Her birthday candy ends on May 12th. Go and check out what she has to offer.


Yummy candy at Janet's blog

Here is a chance to win some (no, loads of) yummy candy. Hop over to Janet's blog. Read the entire candy post for more chances to win the truly awesome candy.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bright and nice

I have a few cards to share with you today. Three to be precise. I am just too lazy to click pictures and post every day... I am trying to change this habit ;-) Hoping to be more regular soon...
Aaryan is down with a fever today and the poor kid hasn't eaten anything but 2 biscuits and a little bread since morning. I hope he recovers soon. :-(
Anyway here is something about today's cards.

This first one was a 'trial' card, if I may call it that. I wanted to try a tea bag folding star... it hasn't turned out great but then, as I mentioned, it was a 'trial' card, so I am happy I learnt what I wanted to. Inspiration again from Donna's blog. Of course, her card was beautiful and she had used the kite to make up her pattern and not this pointed star. I really wanted to use it for last week's sketch over at 2S4U but I finished the card only on Sunday...
Printed paper from Hobby Ideas; flower from a sticker strip from A C Moore; rub-on from Hobby Ideas
This next card is for a friend who is getting married soon. Bright colors are part of the Indian wedding... I haven't used any of the traditional reds and gold here though.. a little off beat for our kind of weddings.. The gorgeous patterned paper used here is from the Heidi Grace stack that I won. The printed vellum and pink velvet paper are from the Paper Company, the pink metallic card stock is from the DCWV stack, the flower - I don't remember the name, but it is again from the A C Moore set that Chirag got me, ribbons, lace and pearls are from by stash.

The last card is for 2S4U , Laura's sketch # 25. 2S4U seems to be the only challenge blog that really makes me create something every week (well, almost every week). Their sketches are always so much fun and seeing what the DT and fellow bloggers come up with week after week is truly inspiring.
The idea for the paper weaving was inspired by a creation by DeeDee (another one of my favorite cardmakers)! I added some tiny pearls to the center of the flower for added effect. I loved my card this week; Vineet thought the colors were a little offbeat and that I could do better with the sketch... What do you think?

Card stock: Green metallic sheet from DCWV; patterned paper from Hobby Ideas; embossed handmade paper from local stationer; green and pink tinted papers (used for the paper weaving bit in the center) from stash
Stamp: Gift stamp from Hobby Ideas
Others: Flower from a local craft bazaar; buttons, ribbons, pearls from local markets; sentiment from Heidi Grace; pompom lace and other ribbons from local markets; leaf punch by Jef