Tuesday, April 29, 2014


We are back with another amazing challenge this week at Addicted to stamps and more... HOLIDAY which opens up a wide range of ideas, from projects for any festive holiday or for some holiday destinations or whatever comes to your mind when you think about holiday... There are numerous possibilities. Now to my DT card, I went with the Christmas theme for my Holiday card...

To make this card, I was inspired bythe simple design of  Muse #65 - Gillian Ross  this week, the beautiful photo inspiration of star at Festive Friday #30 and will also enter this at 52 (Christmas) card challenge - Add glitter This card is easy to create with some die cut stars and alphabets, I frame the focal image by adding some score lines :)
There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week A Random Fan. Take a peek at their store here

I am excited to see what you will come up with ....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - DCWV - Glitter brights paper; Dies - Momenta star dies, Li'l Inkers baloon dies and MFT Little lowercase alphabet dies, Martha Stewart Score Board

Monday, April 28, 2014

Shaker Card...

Hi friends!! a quick post for today. I wanted to be a part of the fun Sequin Shaker Blog hop started by Paulina at the Pretty Pink Posh :) Making a sequin shaker card is so fun!!

The sequins in this shaker card are limited only in between the two circles :)
I was inspired by the following challenges for my card design -
2. Inspired by #112 - for the colors n flowers
and I am also entering it to Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - Inks Hero Arts Shadow ink - Bubble gum n Mint julep, Memento Tuxedo black; Dies - Sizzix circle dies, Stamps - Paper sweeties You make me smile sentiment, Scrappy cat - dots, Bo Bunny - Camp a lot; Transparency from Staples; Sequins from my India trip and some glue n foam dots; Flower from Picture Punch;Glittler glue

Saturday, April 26, 2014


We are back with a new challenge at Addicted to CAS . The code word for this week is GRUNGE and the challenge is being hosted by our very talented Kylie. I would like to welcome our talented and sweet Guest Designer Anita to join us again with her amazing CAS creations. You can see her projects by clicking here, My Papercraft World

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps :)

 When I saw the code... a miss u card immediately clicked my head :) So here's my card...
To make this card, I stamped the ink pad on the card base and twisted it a bit. Then I added the stars with a modeling paste using a stencil. Finally, I fuzzy cut a triangle n a square to create my Christmas tree n gift box I was inspired by the Colors at Color me #17 and I will also link it up at Word Art Wednesday #129 - Anything Goes! 

Supplies used : Inks - Hero arts Mid tone shadow ink -Pool. Adirondack Alcohol ink - aqua, Sharpie markers, Liquitex Modeling paste, Stencil from Balzer Designs, foam dots, Stamp set - for sentiment Inkadinakdoo Christmas Characters

Our DT has come up with some amazing projects this week. Pop over to our ATCAS challenge blog here and take a peek. I am looking forward to the challenge this fortnight and am very excited to visit your blogs.

Have fun in creating CAS card :) and thank you for visiting my blog n leaving me a comment.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thoughtful cards...

Hi friends!! I am back with two cards. As the title says... a lot of thought went into making these and when I have my ideas in place, I finish the card very quickly and usually the way I had imagined :) Yesterday at the grocery store I came across these herb bags and at that very moment an idea clicked.... 
To make this card, I created a paper bag by cutting n scoring a kraft card stock, made some stripes by masking n inking. Adhered the label n did some stamping. The herbs are the tree dies from CAS-ual Friday's. Finally, attached all the elements on the card base as per the sketch 

I am entering this to the following challenges -

1. CASology Week 92 - GARDEN ( herbs are used in the kitchen garden)
4. Wanna Sketch #15 by Dalhouse Designs (this is probably my first entry at her challenge, I love the sketches Lisa shares and I had to use it )
 Catered Crop Recipe Swap Button
Supplies used : Stamps - Studio G mini alphabet stamp set, Recollections - preserve memories stamp set; Die - CAS-ual Friday's Tree Frie dies; Pattern paper - Sn@p color vibes from simple stories, DCWV Basics stack, Recollections Jute twine, Inks - Memento - Bamboo, Memories - white dye ink, Memento - Grape jelly n Tuxedo black

My second card was inspired by the theme at The Card Concept #8 - Use an umbrella and since umbrella is a symbol of comfort n care, I will enter this at the Paper Crafts April Gallery Challenge. 
To make this card, I simply hand drew the umbrella on a card stock with the size same as the width of the card base, colored n fuzzy cut it. Adhered it with some foam dots to add dimension. Embossed the sentiment. Also, entering this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Keep it clean n simple

Supplies used : Markers - Spectrum Noir, Stamps - Sentiment from CAS-ual Friday's Stamp Comfort, Heart from American krafts - Blue skies; Versa Mark Ink, Whisper Opaque embossing powder and some foam adhesives

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fusion # 9

Hello friends!! time for another Fusion :) I hope you had fun playing along in our last challenge :) Now let us see how will you interpret our this challenge !! This Fusion is both graphic, trendy and colorful :)
FUSION is a very interesting, it gives us a photo and a sketch, so possibilities are endless with the freedom given in the challenge. You can just work with the sketch or just photo but in my case as usual. I Fused the two.

For my card, I did some distress inking and masking, followed by heat embossing and layering with the balloon dies from Li'l Inkers that my husband recently surprised me with :). I want to enter this card to the following challenges -
1. Less is More Week 168 - Makes me smile - The distress inking and heat embossing makes me smile and this is what I did :)
2. Muse #64
3. Cut it up #43 - Happy Birthday!!
Also Linking it up to Keep it Simple #38 - Bright Sparks :) thank you Kimberly for suggesting !!
There is a lot more inspiration available for you by our lovely team. Go and check out :) Also, for more details about the challenge please visit Fusion Card Challenge 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - Inks Distress Spiced Marmalade, mustard seed, Barn door, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled glass, Versamark Ink; Embossing Powder - Opaque white from Whisper; Dies - Lil inkers Balloon dies; Stamp - Cas-ual Friday's stamp - Zigs and zags, Comfort set, some foam dots and post it notes for masking, Black fine tip Sharpie Marker 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ATSM #92 - Make Your Mark

We are back with another favorite challenge at Addicted to stamps and more... MAKE YOUR MARK. This is a challenge that requires you to use Markers, Pencils, Pens, Chalks, Crayons etc. If it writes or colours - use it! I am sure you love coloring as much as I do :)
For the first time I decided to use a digital image for my card :) The Digital Images from A Random Fan are amazingly adorable and attractive and I just couldn't resist using one of these, also my sweet teamie Deborah motivated me to try coloring the digital images :) Thanks to her, I did try!! To make the card, I printed, colored and fuzzy cut the image for my card. The banner was stamped and colored using Recollections stamp :)

I am entering this for the following challenges -
1. Curtain Call - Confetti Crush
2. Keep it Simple #38 - Bright Sparks
3. House of Cards April Challenge #2 - CAS 

There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week A Random Fan. Take a peek at their store here

I am excited to see what you will come up with ....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - Digital image from A Random Fan, Spectrum Noir Markers, Neat n Tangles sequins, Recollection - Preserve Memories stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

T Time #2 at CSCC - Water color Technique

Hi friends!! at Create Something Catchy Challenge Blog, we have this monthly feature called the T - time where T refers to the Technique or Tip. All the Design team members will share some technique or tip with you :) This time it's my turn and I am sharing a water coloring technique. Here's a peek into my project...

I thought since water coloring is a hot trend why not share some fun techniques that you might enjoy. This is a photo tutorial... well !! I was unsuccessful with the video :( But hopefully next time will be up with a video for you guys :)
To check out the tutorial head over to Create Something Catchy challenges blog or click HERE

I would really appreciate, if you could give me a feedback on this photo tutorial :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A couple of cards...

If you are looking for my Guest Design Post for Runway Inspired challenge, please click HERE

I am back again, I know I am posting almost everyday and maybe you get a little bored visiting my blog :) But as you might know when you get the right idea and everything seem to work on that idea, u can't do anything but to execute ;) LOL. These cards are a result of such a situation :) So, here's the first one... 
I created the front panel by inking followed by stenciling with a modeling paste. I was inspired by Muse #63 - Therese Calvird, Colors at CAS colors n sketches #70. the Theme at Time Out Challenges #3 - Happy Birthday (optional Masculine card) and Stenciling at the Virginia's View #2. I am glad coz of two reasons one I was able to create a masculine card and finally come up with a card that uses a stencil. I have tried a few earlier but all those made their way into the trash.

Supplies used - Inks Hero arts Shadow ink Soft Granite , Memento Tuxedo Black; Stencil Studio Calico Huey's mask Chevron, Dies - Momenta star dies; Camera die was sent by a sweet friend;  Stamp - Paper sweeties - You make me smile sentiment set; Versamark ink; Whisper opaque embossing powder; scotch glue stick n foam adhesive.

My second card was designed base on the Sketch challenge at The Hero Art Club Blog. This is the first time I am entering my card there. I used the Sketch #3
The panel was created by stamping the sentiment multiple times, followed by some inlaid die cutting. I used the colors at Color Q #237, the theme at the Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics and the technique of layering/ dimension at A blog Named Hero #42

Supplies used - Inks Hero Arts Shadow Inks Fresh Peach, Butter Bar, Mid tone Pool, Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir markers to color the image; Stamp Hero Arts OWH - My little Hoot set; Dies - Momenta Star dies; Sequins - bought from India and some Scotch foam adhesive and glossy accents.

Last but not the least, I want to thank a sweet friend of mine who mailed me most of the goodies I have used in these cards. She is just amazing!!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Guest Designing for Runway Inspired Challenge - I am on Cloud 9!!

You have no clue how excited I am while writing this post. When I got an email from Jennifer Rzasa inviting me for a Guest Design at "The Runway Inspired challenge"... I almost jumped and this happened a few months ago. It was so difficult to hold this news from all of you. The Runway inspired challenge is one of a kind challenge blog with a very unique set of amazing artists on their team and to be making a card with them is kinda awesome :) Thank you so much Jen :)

Also, this challenge is special in a way that RIC and CAS(E) this sketch challenge blog have joined forces :) So let me show you what a created combining both the challenges...

This pic was taken yesterday in sunlight - captures the colors perfectly
This pic was taken inside my craft room
I used alcohol inks on a glossy paper (sent by a sweet friend) to stamp the flowers, leaves and fuzzy cut them and I used some washi tape to create my semi circle. Hope you like my card. Be sure to play along with RIC and CTS this time. 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - Adirondack alcohol inks - Red pepper, Yellow sunshine n Aqua to make the green ink; Stamps - Stamping up - Definitely decorative daisy, Paper sweeties - You make me smile sentiment and sequins from Neat and Tangled. Washi tape from We are memory keepers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coloring the sketch!

Hi, I am here for a quick card to share. I was inspired the colored at Dynamic Duos #98 and the sketch at Seize the sketch #18. Since I have added dimension to my card, I will link it up to A Blog Named Hero Challenge #42 - Layer cake (use layer or dimension)
Today, I took the photo in the sunlight and I must say the photo look exactly like real :) The lower half was created with some masking and tone on tone second generation stamping. 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used: Stamps- CAS-ual Friday's Casual Comfort, CAS-ual friday's die - Casual Trees , Heart stickers from Michael's, Inks - Distress Mustard seed and Hero hues chalk ink - Iris, We are memory keeper's washi tape

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ATSM #91 - Anything Goes!

Hello crafters, its time for your favorite challenge at Addicted to Stamps and more... ANYTHING GOES !! and I am sure you all enjoy this challenge as much as I do, it gives us an opportunity to explore so may unlimited ideas. So, get going and create what your heart desires. This is what I created...

I have been wanting to play along this amazing photo inspiration challenge started out by Taheerah at her blog Fill your paper with the breathing of your heart. Finally I did it :) I just love the name of her blog and when u visit her blog you will truly understand the meaning. Her creations stand out :) Now to my card... To make this card, I embossed the card base with circle dies, die cut the alphabets for MOM word. The cupcake stickers were stuck and fuzzy cut from a card stock. All was adhered on the card base with foam dots and glue dots and finally sentiment was stamped.

There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week A Random Fan. Take a peek at their store here

I was inspired by the following challenges -
I am excited to see what you will come up with ....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

Supplies used - DCWV Basics stack pattern paper, MFT Dienamics little lower case alphabets, Neat n Tangled sequins, Martha Stewart - All Occasions sentiment set, Sizzix circle dies, Cupcake Stickers from Michale's