Thursday, 24 October 2019

Diwali Blog-hop

Hello, everyone!!
Welcome to a special Diwali blog-hop!

I, along with a bunch of my Crafty (cardmaker) friends, have got together to bring this hop to you all and we also have got some amazing prizes by our fabulous sponsors. I hope you all will enjoy the hop and get inspired to make those Diwali cards you NEED to send out too!!

Diwali is the biggest festival of the year, we celebrate in India. 
Diwali is to India as Christmas is to any other Western country.
The time when we all come together, friends and families. The time for some delicious and yummy, lip-smacking snacks and sweets, prepared at home. The time for celebrations and joy!!

I am sure you all must have heard a lot about it already. 
It is widely being celebrated in many countries across the world these days. 
(The big brand Sizzix also made a project for this festival. Check the link here.)

Here are my card and a tag I made for this Hop.

My card is inspired by the colorful lights of Diwali. I have used the Mandala rubber stamp by MFT stamps. I heat embossed the stamp on a watercolor cardstock in white embossing powder. Once dry, I colored the image using Watercolours by Little Birdie. I used some vibrant colors here, to depict the festival colors. I fussy cut the panel along the edge of the stamp design. Adhered the remaining part of the panel directly to the card base. Foam mounted the fussy cut part. 
Added the sentiment in Hindi, which reads "Shubh Deepawali" i.e. Happy Diwali. A few enamel dots and some splatters completed my card. 
I made a coordinating tag to go with this card. 

This festive blog hop was made all the more special due to the Card drive we hosted.

Card Drive
As we are neck-deep in our celebrations, surrounded by our families, it would really be ungrateful if we miss remembering all those Real-life heroes who make it possible for us to enjoy all this securely and fearlessly, in our homes. As a token of our gratitude and to acknowledge their sacrifice for us, we sent out handmade cards to a few Army and Air Force units all over our country, as a part of this hop. A small effort from our side to convey that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
This was made possible by our teamie Ishani, who herself is a part of the Indian Air Force family.
It gives me immense pleasure and makes me proud that my son made all the cards I sent out in this drive. Here are the bunch of cards he made.

Sending you off to hop :)

Blog hop order  : 
Anila Dk ---------------> You are here

Rules :
To be eligible for prizes you have to comment on all the blogs in this hop. The last date to comment is 31 Oct. Following our blogs and sharing about it is optional but will definitely give you an additional chance.

Winners will be drawn randomly from the comments left on all the blogs and will be announced on 5 Nov 2019, on all the blogs. 
We have prizes for international commenters too :)

We have 13 Awesome sponsors. Take a look at them
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Your next stop on the hop is Deepti Aggarwal

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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Ink # 198

Hello friends!
A break from my Diwali cards here on the blog. 
Though I am still far away from the number of cards, I promised myself to send, I am hopeful that I would be able to achieve that. 

Over to my card today!!
This card is made for the new challenge over at Inkspirational challenges where the theme is Word prompt - Mask.

For my card, I went with the very basic technique of masking. Something I have used numerous times before but had completely forgotten about. I was recently reminded of this when I saw a card by Kristina Werner.
It was fun making this card and I enjoyed it a lot.
I used to teach this method of masking, to my 5th-grade students, for making canvas paintings. The joy they used to feel on seeing their own artwork (after pulling off the tapes) was just so palpable. (Oh how I miss all that!!!) 
I could remember and feel that joy again while making this.

I used a 1/4" washi tape to mask off my areas and watercoloured the various sections. 
Heat embossed the sentiment of black cardstock.

Hope you like my card.
Hop over to the challenge blog to see more beautiful inspirations by my team-mates.

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Playing with
(A rainbow coloured card for kids)

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Diwali card set

Hello friends!
Sending Diwali cards to maximum of my friends  is a target, I have set for myself.
Trying to make as many cards as possible. 
Hopefully I am able to send these to all my friends.

 Today I am sharing a set of 4 cards all same in design. This card design is an old one, I shared a couple of years ago. I have recreated this.
It is one of the popular and most pinned card on my Pinterest.

Here are a set of the cards I created in the same design with just some color variations.

I have used various products from my stash for these cards.

Check out the quick time-lapse video tutorial I shared on my YouTube channel here
And while you are there, how about subscribing to my channel? Hehehe...

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Monday, 7 October 2019

Happy Diwali - Casual Fridays

Today, I officially began making my Diwali cards for this year.
With just a couple of weeks for the festival, I hope to make and send some to all my lovely friends

For  my card here, I am using a  non-traditional stamp.
This stamp set called Mon-Ami is by CASual Fridays.

This design resemble our traditional Rangoli art, where we repeat motifs/geometric shapes to make decorative designs in our doorways to welcome Goddess Laxmi.

I kept it simple for Mass producing.
Stamping it in pink coloured ink multiple times.
Stamped the sentiment.
Foam mounted this panel on a card base with a gold strip running under it.

Hope you like my card.

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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Ink # 197


Check out the new challenge over at Inkspirational Challenges.
It's time for a Photo challenge this fortnight.

Here's my card inspired by the photo. 
I was inspired by the leaves and the colors in the photo. 

The background is embossed using Spellbinder's embossing folder.
Leaves are die-cut and watercoloured.

Hop over the Challenge blog to find amazing inspirations by my DT friends.

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

My heart beats for u

Hello friends!
Talk about last minute work...?
You must have heard me saying this numerous times before. I am becoming habitual with this. It has worked most of the times for me, but this is one of the time when it didn't.
And I can't tell you how heart broken I am because of this. 

Coming to my card.
Here's a card I wanted to link to the I love Math challenge, where the theme was GRID.

The idea for this card comes from my son, Aryan. He is a Math Wizard and is often my source of inspiration for this challenge.
The moment I said Grid... He said a Lifeline.

For my card, I printed a grey graph paper on a cardstock.
Hand drew the lifeline. 
In a card base, I added a distressed paper and foam mounted the graph (rectangular die-cut)
Printed and adhered the sentiment.
Added a red heart to create interest in the layout.

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