Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pretty Peonies.........again

So here I am with another card within a week, I'm so impressed with myself :)
This one again uses "Pretty Peonies" from WPlus9, love, love, love it.......there's so many different looks that you can from one stamp set.
I took inspiration from this image from Create Something Catchy - CSCC #12 - Let's get 'Pinspired'
Just love the blue and black combination.
The sketch inspiration is from:
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DIY Exploding Box Tutorial and a Workshop Alert

Exploding Boxes are one of my favorite paper craft products to make and they are one of my best sellers too. In this video tutorial I show how to make this 4x4x4" exploding box with the layered cake inside it.

I hope you enjoy the video, I would love to hear your feedback.
Kits (complete with embellishments, diecuts and patterned paper) to make this box are available, please write to me incase you would like to buy them.

I will also be conducting a half day workshop on making more elaborate exploding boxes on Sunday, 5th April 2015, the details of which are as follows:
Learn to make elaborate, multi-layered Exploding Boxes for gifting/selling 
When: Sunday, 5th April, 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: Whitefield, Bangalore
Who can attend: Adults and Teens
What you get to take home:
- One completed 6x6x6" multi-layered Exploding Box Card (similar to the one in the pictures)
- Supplies to make one more 4x4x4" box
Fees: 3000/- per person (inclusive of all supplies)
What you need to bring with you to the workshop: A pair of scissors and fevicol
Mail me at for more details

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Layered Stamping

Hello everybody,
I finally got around to playing with my new WPlus9 goodies. I tried some layered stamping with the Pretty Peonies Stamp Set.......the results are awesome, there's so much you can do with this set, can't wait to create more cards with it.
The sentiment is from the "Quite Like You" stamp set from WPlus9, and the stitched scalloped rectangle die is also from WPlus9.
Playing along with:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Decoupaged VIntage Mini Chest of Drawers

Decoupage has been on my mind for a very long time, and the hoarder that I am I have a carton full of MDF blanks - I have wishing wells, trays, boxes, some more boxes and lots more.
Before venturing to make this chest of drawers I decoupage a few boxes, so I was fairly confident that I would be able to pull this off.
I began by painting the entire surface with Gesso mixed with Teal acrylic paint. After the paint dried I added the patterned paper (which is from DCWV Cherry Blossoms stack) with Mod Podge. Distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and even scrapped the MDF wood from some edges to create a worn out vintage look.
Printed out some free vintage photos to put in the tiny frames (the bigger one is from Prima) and added some cute trinkets and charms.
The drawer knobs are traditional Indian Kundan buttons.
The chest of drawers measure 6.5x3.5x9"
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