Saturday, 21 September 2013

BGC #39 - Fall Colours

Good morning, people!!

Like I said last time, I have something new to share with you today - new for me. I made this for Beyond Grey Challenges #39 - Fall Colours where we had to use this colour palette.

I have made enough cards and this time I thought I'd do something different, so I tried a book mark. :D :D

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Scrapbook - Page #7: Fussy Cut Flowers, Fabric Tape, and Thickers!!

This post is the SEVENTH POST in a series. To read all posts in this series, click here.

See previous pages here...
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

 Last time, I shared a page that used this double sided 12x12 sheet from Echo Park's Paradise Beach collection. For that page, I had used the beige, sandy side. The page I am sharing today, has a Lay Out on the blue, printed side.

As this page has a busy pattern already, I decided to use very few embellishments and even then, they had to be plain so as to not clash with the print on the Base Sheet.

Now this page had two pictures from the couple's outing to a Disco. I really enjoyed the creative freedom Deval gave me. Working with minimum restrictions allowed me to experiment so many new things, and I doubt the pages would have been half as good as they are now, had there been a list of Dos and Don'ts. 

She allowed me to title their pages too.. :) And this one was easy. I called this page 'Disco Night.' 

I used a plain blue sheet from the same collection kit as the base sheet and added White American Craft Journaling Thickers and tied a bit of blue twine to the left of the title. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Accordion Card: Chalkboard, Embossing, Flowers, Banners & Stitching!

PICTURE HEAVY post. Click on the pictures to get a better, closer look. :)
{If you're reading this in your e-mail, click here to read this on your browser and then click on the pictures to get a better closer look :P}

So after my first accordion card turned out to be so great, when I got the opportunity to try again, I did not hesitate. Not even a bit. I made this for a college friend who wanted something nice, pretty and colourful for his wife's birthday - something that he could add a lot of pictures to. I could have suggested a Box Card, but I thought I'd let myself have a chance to play with an Accordion card, so I suggested this. Moreover, he had seen the Quilled Box Card I made for his sister and he wanted me to do something different too. It's amazing how the universe conspires to get everything in place! :P

I have used a loooot of products - papers from different pads, at least 3 stamp sets, done a lot of fussy cutting, heat embossing and so many other things!! :D :D I can't wait to share. I will begin with sneak peeks, as usual.

I used Lawn Fawn's Bannerific to stamp these banners on PPs of different colours and patterns to get a milti-coloured banner. :) I have stamped the banner in Rich Cocoa - my 'go-to' colour after Tuxedo Black. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Scrapook - Page #6: Arrows, Doily and some Stitching

This post is the SIXTH POST in a series. To read all posts in this series, click here.

See previous pages here...
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Today, I am sharing another page from the scrapbook and this one uses a double sided 12x12 sheet from Echo Park's Paradise Beach collection. Here's the page.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Lulupu Challenge #16 - Stamp & Colour + Emboss!!

Good morning!!

I am posting on the Lulupu Blog today with my inspiration for the current challenge - Stamp & Colour + Emboss. Check my post out.. I'm sharing not just one, but THREE cards today!! :D :D

See the complete post here! But, but! Before you go, I'll leave you with a sneak peek of all three cards!! :D

So what are you waiting for?? Hop on over to the Lulupu Blog!!! Be inspired and play along!!! You have till September 15, 2013 11:55 PM IST.


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Scrapbook - Page #5: Circles, Chevrons & Butterflies!

This post is the FIFTH post in a series. To read all posts in this series, click here.

See previous pages here...
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Good morning people!

It's a bright and shiny Sunday; well, it probably was, I wouldn't know as it is 11 AM and I just woke up a few minutes ago :P But, it's a great day to share some pretty pictures of another page from the scrapbook and I am going to do just that. :D

After using single sided 12x12 sheets from the DCWV My Sunshine stack (for about 3 pages - here, here, and here) I started with double sided papers. The thing is, I don't like double sides papers, especially when I am making cards and even more so when the patterns on both sides are really pretty because only one of the sides is visible and the other one goes waste. :(  And that's the biggest problem I have with papers from My Mind's Eye, Echo Park and the likes. But when I started making this scrapbook, I made most of the pages using Echo Park's 12x12 papers. SoI decided to use both sides and save me some heartbreak. What made things easier for me was that I was planning on putting these sheets inside page protectors so both sides would be visible anyway. *Sigh of relief*

For the page I am about to share and the one shared previously - Page #4, I used this double sided 12x12 sheet..

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Birthday Mini Album

It's been a month; a whole month since I made this and I didn't share it yet. I feel horrible because I know someone is waiting for me to upload pictures so that they can show their friends, and now I am finally, finally going to do that. I will talk write only as much as the post needs and I'll let the pictures speak for themselves (in less than a thousand words; much less, hopefully :P)

As usual, the complete, exhaustive product list is at the end of the post, but we'll get to that.

So this Mini-Album was a gift from a group of friends, for another one's birthday!! So here's an album filled with their favourites.. :)

The album cover with ribbons, buttons, balloons, twine, stamping all over the place and the birthday boy's pictures!!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Scrapbook - Page #4: Scallops, Flowers & Stitches!

This post is the FOURTH post in a series. To read all posts in this series, click here.

See previous pages here...
1 | 2 | 3

So here I am sharing yet another page from the scrapbook. Actually, this was the first page I made in the end of July, just as Pretty Paper Studio's Sketch challenge for that month was coming to an end. I thought it would be the perfect thing to get me motivated and get me started on the scrapbook. Also, having a sketch I could use, only made things easier for me. :P This is the sketch from the Pretty Paper Studio Blog for their July Challenge. :)

Monday, 2 September 2013

BGC #38 - Gifting Love!

What's up people??

A brand new challenge went live yesterday morning, at both the blogs I design for.. Lulupu and Beyond Grey Challenges. Both challenges are amazing, so go check them out. :D :D

I can't share my project for Lulupu, yet, but I am here to show you what I created for BGC. The rules of this challenge were...
Create a project with a gift on it such that it can be removed (detached) without affecting your creation OR create a project where your creation is not only a means to wishing people, but it is a gift in itself.
Now, before I started making the card, I came across two other challenges and decided to play along (for the first time!!! :D :D) with them. I am feeling sooo good about this. For the last year and a half, I have been creating for Lulupu and never once have I played along with any other challenge and here I am playing along with 2!! :D

I decided to use the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #43.