Monday, July 18, 2011

To do or not to do....

Heya people,

Yep, it is me! After another long absence. :) I have a post-it note holder to share today. My younger brother has been asking me to make one for him since last year (yeah, that long!!) and I finally made one just before the start of his 5th semester in college and just before his 20th birthday ;-) {I've asked him to take it instead of a card... mean me but I have had no time to craft :( }...

I loved how it turned out :) and he did too! I have not really used jute on any project so far but now I'm in love with it :). The boat and anchor are hand-drawn and cut. A few days of absence from blogland has taken my creativity back to where it should be I guess ;-) And I made it without feeling bad about not having a male-themed stamp set or die-cut set! I loved the effect of the script embossed on red... The button is an RAK from Tejal and the ribbon from Shalini.

Do you like it? I'd love to read your comments :)



Friday, July 8, 2011

A quick post...

Here is my submission for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #89 and Card Patterns sketch #122:

Pardon the terrible pictures.... very gloomy weather out here :( The papers are all Pink Paisley (won at Michelle's challenge on Yvonne's blog). The envelope idea is from the uber -talented Juhi.

That's for now... I'll update this post later with more info on the card ;-)


Friday, July 1, 2011

And finally...!

After attempting to get back to at least one card for the past few days, finally, I managed! I seriously have mojo issues though :(

{Psst: I think I've forgotten how to click pictures as well... This looks tilted LOL}
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms II, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Versamagic Red and Turquoise; Hobby Ideas Green

Others: PTI MatStack 1 die (for masking), PTI Eyelet lace border die

I tried the technique at PTI's Make-It-Monday (Polaroid 2-step masking). It is interesting and lot of fun. The first one I made ended up getting soiled and I had to redo it but I'm quite satisfied with the result. Didn't have great white ink, so I used VersaMagic Turquoise for sponging around. It sure looks brighter in reality. I followed the sketch at Card Patterns (#121). Gorgeous sketch....

I am surprised I am managing to make something without patterned paper. This is definitely not my type of a card but hey, a girl can try out other things too :-p


Thank You!!

Heya people,

This post is dedicated to my friends in blogland :). I'm touched by all the love I have got from great friends out here. I thought it would take me the longest time ever to get back to crafting and into your minds... but you all proved me wrong. Thanks to everyone who sent warm anniversary wishes our way on the 27th. A lot of my family members forgot but you all didn't and I am overwhelmed by the love!

We even received a few anniversary cards (and guess what? SMITA has still not made that special card for her DH!!). Vineet was surprised that people I hadn't met were wishing us on our big day! :)

 Thanks Tejal for this 'Beautiful' card!

Thanks Ujjwal for the 'large' wishes (this is a big card :))

Thank you Ash for 'thinking of us'!!

Thank you all once again for keeping us in your thoughts!!