Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birthday Wishes

My dad's birthday is also around the corner......here's what I made for him, some stitching, a few buttons, some pebbles inc PP and some punchinella(inspired by Yvonne).

I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out (it's really difficult for me to make a card without flowers on it :P).....
The layout of the card is inspired by Card Patterns sketch #83

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

This is my interpretation of Get Sketchy sketch #57. This one's for my mom, her birthday is coming up......and  yes I am back to crocheting my own flowers after a big break, got yarn in some gorgeous colors recently....so you can see crocheted flowers popping up in almost every card, including this one :P.

I got a lovely birthday quote here which just sums up what I want to say to her.....

Have a great week!

2 reasons to smile

I was having a pretty bad day uptill now.........I have 2 reasons to be happy.....
1. I made it to the top 5 at Get Sketchy with this card
 2. My gathered ribbon flower tutorial got published at the Totally Tutorials Blog......yippeeeeeeee!

Have a great week.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wedding Mini Album

I made this mazebook/mini album for a friend who got married recently.........

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Enjoy the journey

This card was requested by friend for her husband who loves his bike......
I'm entering it in A Spoon Full of Sugar's Challenge 122 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Best Wishes

Inspired by Card Patterns Sketch #82 and A Crafty Little Place's Challenge #57 - COLOR ( Green/Brown/Orange)

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I won I won.........

........well almost :P......I made it to the super six at Card Patterns for sketch #81.
My card is at number 3 in the picture. This is the third time I've made it to the super six at Card Patterns, I hope I do win sometime.....anyway top 6 is not bad too. And a BIG thank you to everyone for all the wishes :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

A whimsical card

Love how this has turned out, made entirely from flowers, scraps etc lying on my desk....
inspired by Get Sketchy sketch #56....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Birthday Card

The moment I got this card stock I just knew I had to emboss it....

This card is inspired by 3 challenges,
1. Challenge #56 - Recipe at A Crafty Little Place - where the recipe is "One Flower + 2 Designer Papers + 3 Buttons". My designer papers are - Pebbles inc - downtown collection - Times Square and We R Memory Keepers - Precious Metal - Silver Lining - Dazzle
2. Challenge 121 Fall into Autumn colour challenge - at A Spoon Full of Sugar
3. DIY Flower Challenge #43 at Alota Rubber Stamps - I have made the double layered crochet flower used on the card.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

50th Birthday Scrapbook

Nothing much to write, enjoyed making this a lot....
 here's a closer look at the layering on the flower on the cover.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Blog award and some crochet

I received this lovely blog award from Smita.

Smita is one of my first blogaland friend. Her work is immense source of inspiration to me, thanks a lot girl!!

I would like to pass on this award to the following talented ladies:

Now for some crochet updates. I got hold of some knitting cotton which I found to be ideal for crocheting flowers, this is what I made....

My mother-in-law crocheted this gorgeous cap for me and I added one of my 3-layered crochet flower to it, I love it :)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I made this for my mother-in-law whose birthday is tomorrow. I just love all the pink on it :)
The card is inspired by Card Patterns sketch #81 and the pink theme is from Pear Tree Designs - Challenge 17 - Pink!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Gathered Ribbon Flower Turtorial

I am not very good at tutorials but I can't resist sharing how to make these ribbon flowers.

You will need, approx 12 inch piece of broad ribbon (min 3/4th to1 inch broad), the broader the ribbon the bigger the flower, needle, thread, some embroidery floss, large button for flower center.

1. Do running stitch in a zigzag pattern along the length of the ribbon, it doesn't have to very accurate.
  2. Complete the zigzag stitch on the entire length of the ribbon, I made 12 zigzag "V"s on mine.
3. Without cutting off the thread at the end gently start pulling the thread and bunching up the ribbon. 
4. This is how the bundled up ribbon looks (I didn't cut my ribbon flower from the ribbon roll till the end).

5. Stitch the two ends together with the same thread. Don't worry if it doesn't look too neat(mine doesn't :P), it'll anyway be hidden below the button. Fasten off the thread and cut off any loose ends

6. Stitch a button on top with some embroidery floss and your ribbon flower is ready

 Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another Pink n Blue Card

 Another pink and blue card that I made last week........a bow tying tutorial coming up soon......
I have another card to share, but not something I made, the immensely talented Ujjwal sent this gorgeous card to me..love u girl!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Pink n Blue

I picked a butterfly sticker from a set of gorgeous butterfly stickers that I had got last week and built this card around it. Some lace, some ribbon, a few cuttlebug die-cut felt flowers and some random stitching at the edges......

I have used Cards Patterns sketch #80 for inspiration.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Birthday Cards

Some bright n cheery birthday cards I made recently.......

Have a great weekend