Tuesday, 31 October 2017

On my list

Earlier I posted a card I made for "I love Math challenge" 

Here is another card for the same challenge # 7.
The theme of the challenge is Number 7 - Use No. 7 or 7 something!

My card here showcases the 7 wonders of the world. 
(There has been a lot of variations in the listing of the 7 wonders. I took 7 of the one I knew about to make my card.)

My list of 7 wonders include - 
  • Big Ben - Westminster, London  
  • Christ the Redeemer - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  • Taj Mahal - Agra, India  
  • The leaning tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy.
  • Eiffel Tower - Paris, France.
  • Statue of Liberty - New York, USA.
  • The Colosseum - Rome, Italy.
Recipe of my card -
I printed the downloadable sketches of the 7 wonders and fussy cut them all. 
On a white card measuring 8.25" x 3.25", I arranged and printed the sentiment. 
I arranged all the images on the card. 
I adhered some images directly on the card, and few in between ones using foam adhesive. 
I adhered the images half-way over the card and trimmed the extra edges hanging over the card. 
Lastly, mounted the card on a black Card base. 

Few more pictures

Linking this project to the following challenges
I Love Math challenge # 7

casology - list

Do Re Mi

Hello friends!

I have a very unique card on my blog today. 

I made this card for participating in the "I love Math challenge" at Craftymilka
Milka hosts this challenge quarterly with themes based on Mathematics and I just love participating in this challenge. 

The theme for this quarter is "Number 7" - We can use the number 7 or 7 something on your card!

Here's my card for the same. (I have 7 keys/syllables of the Xylophone.)

A Little background info about the concept of my card -
"Do-Re-Mi..." are the syllables used for a major scale in Solmization.
Solmization is a system wherein unique syllables are linked to each note of a musical scale, especially to teach singing.It was developed in the Medieval and is still in use in different forms throughout the world. 

Scale of do re mi fa sol la ti do 
"Do-Re-Mi" is also a show tune from the musical The Sound of Music. Within the story, it is used by Maria to teach the notes of the major musical scale to the children 
Each syllable of the musical solfège (music teaching) system appears in the song's lyrics, sung on the pitch it names.The lyrics teach the solfège syllables by linking them with English homophones. As the song concludes, "When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything'".

Synopsis of my card -
This is a very unusual card size I have ever worked with. The finished card measures around 6.5" x 3.5" in size.

  • For my card, I took colourful paper strips to make the keys of Xylophone. 
  • I cut the keys (freehand) in ascending order and rounded the edges. 
  • Cut two thin black strips and adhered the keys on them at equal distance. 
  • Next, I adhered this Xylophone on a white card panel. 
  • Stamped the sentiment. Mounted this panel on a white card base. 
  • I printed the syllables (I couldn't stamp them as the size was tiny and I didn't have the alphabet stamps of that size) Fussy cut them and adhered them on each key in a slant manner. 
  • Lastly, I cut 2 thin strips and two tiny circles to form the sticks for playing the Xylophone and adhered them on the card. 

Few more pictures -

Thank you for stopping by.
Please leave your valuable feedback in the comments below.

Linking my card to the following challenges-
I Love Math challenge # 7

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Inspired by Stamping blog hop

Hello Everyone!

Today, I am participating in the Inspired by Stamping Blog Hop. So many great friends have gotten together to share their favourite Inspired by Stamping products. 

You can find out more great products HERE. 

The next stop on the hop is Berina Febin
Or Joanna’s Blog where you will find a complete list of all the ladies who are joining us today! 

Here is my card using a design from Inspired by Stamping

Here is the store link to this image.

I began by printing the digi on my Bielo cardstock. I have used simple pencil colours to colour the digi. After colouring, I cut the image and foam mounted it on a yellow card base. Before mounting the digi I adhered two strips of silver cardstock on the card base.  Lastly, added shimmer to the flower using some Wink of Stella.

Few more clicks..

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Inspired by Stamping? For you chance to win, leave a comment below by 11:59EST by 10/29/17. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on Joanna’s blog on Monday, 10/30/17. 
International entries are welcomed too! :) 


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As a thank you for joining us, I have a special coupon for my readers! Take 15% off everything in the store! Visit The Store Here And let them know who sent you when checking out. Thank you so much.

Thank you for joining me.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Diwali Cards

Hello friends!
I am here today, after a long time, to showcase the Diwali cards made by me. 

It's Diwali time here in India and we are all celebrating the festival with our families. I quickly took some time out to share my cards with you all.

Here are the cards I made for sending out to my friends and few made on order.

Single layered cards

 The cards are made using Distress inks through stencils and stamping Diwali sentiments on them. Few have additional pop-up elements such as Diyas and rockets.
They are embellished with sequins, twines and tiny Ghungroos.
The envelopes too were stamped with a matching sentiment.

I have additionally used the Fun foils (Foiling without the machine) by Craftyscrappers for the "happy" die-cut on the orange cards and on other cards, it is covered with glossy accents.

Thank you for dropping by!

Wishing you all a very Happy and a Prosperous Diwali!!

Linking to the following challenges
stamplorations (Orange card)
happylittlestampers - CAS challenge (Individual pics of single-layered cards)
time-out challenges (Orange card - The color combo and the pointed shell just like the rockets on my card)
Paruscardmakingchallenge - orange card with gold sentiment

Sunday, 8 October 2017

4 stages of sovushkaslavia

This is a general post to showcase all the cards made and entered in the sovushkaslavia CAS marathon. 

Here are my entries to the marathon.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4
Stories - I was late in submitting this card.

A collage of my cards together.

It was a great fun participating in this CAS marathon. 

Thank you

Thursday, 5 October 2017

sunshine & rainbows

A new challenge commenced today at the Craft Rocket challenge blog
The theme for this month is Happy Birthday or Pink

Here is my DT inspiration card.

For this card, I have used the Magical Birthday stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. 
On a white panel, I stamped the rainbow and lightly coloured it with pencil colours. Stamped few stars with yellow dye ink. Stamped the sentiment in position. Adhered this panel on a grey card base.I stamped the Unicorn on a white card, coloured and fussy cut it. Foam mounted the unicorn on the card.

Thank you for dropping by. Would love to see what you create for the challenge.
Do check out the blog for other DT inspirations.

Entering the card in the following challenges
Sovushkaslavia (I missed one stage so linking this project)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

DIY treat bags

Hello friends!
I am back again at the blog with a DIY tutorial. 

We often give out gifts to kids for birthdays or even as birthday return gifts. How about making environment-friendly treat bags to give these gifts. 

Today, I am going to show you how to make pretty treat bags using two stamp sets - Hogs & Kisses and Peek-a-boo from Craftyscrappers.

Here's a look at the treat bags!

Materials needed to make these treat bags 
A4 sized coloured papers
Stamp sets (Peek-a-boo and Hogs & Kisses)
Archival ink
Zig clean markers (or your choice of colours)
Scrap papers
Satin ribbon/twine
Foam adhesive

A step-by-step pictorial guiding you in making your own treat bags.

I took an A4 size paper. 
(The paper size would depend on the size of your gift.)
Folded half-inch margin at one edge. Folded the remaining paper into half. 

Folded /Scored half an inch at the one end of this folded paper and one and a half inch at the other end. 

 Opened the sheet and cut the marked parts. 

On cutting/trimming the marked parts, you get a sheet with scored sides.

 I took Archival ink and my favourite stamp set. I took two images from the stamp set and stamped the images randomly all over the sheet (rotating the image randomly) Let the ink dry before the next step.
Here, I have used different coloured papers to make the treat bags. You can also use a white sheet and lightly colour these stamped images. 

Once the ink dried, I adhered the adhesive tape to the two margins on the sheet. Peeled open the tape and assembled the treat bag by bringing in the sides together. The one and a half inch margin remain open as it is the lid/cover of the treat bag.  Repeated the process with all the three bags. 

The treat bags are ready. 

On a watercolour cardstock, I stamped the critters from the Hogs and Kisses stamp set, using Archival ink. Coloured the critters with zig markers and fussy cut them. 

Cut tags from scrap pieces of CS. 
Assemble the tag using the fussy-cut critters and the sentiments. 

Now fill the treat bags, tie a ribbon/twine around it to close it. 
Tie the tag along with the ribbon/twine.

 Here are all the finished treat bags. 

 Hope you enjoyed making these Eco-friendly treat bags. 
Wasn't it easy and exciting to make these?

I would love to hear from you.