Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lucky Me on Tuesday!!!!!!

I'm posting this a week late cause I didn't get the time to earlier. Anyway, when it comes to crafting and blogging, my favourite words are blog candy and RAKS. Well, blog awards are on the list too but I haven't got any yet.


Two lovely ladies whom I've known for over a year now have sent me some nice packages.

The first one is Karen Knegten. I think she has a blog but I don't have the link at the moment. I got a swap card from her. She sent me this awesome pocket card and the lovely goodies too. The goodies were actually tucked inside the pocket but I forgot to take a pick and took them out.

The images up next are of a pocket card and some great images that Val had sent me. You can visit her blog by clicking on the link on my sidebar.

I also wanted to share about some blog candy I won.

I won 2 candies on the past Tuesday. Can't wait to get the packages. Will tell you more once I get the new goodies :)

I also won 2 digi images from LPS for a challenge I participated in. I got the images on Saturday so you will probably see a project or two made with those soon.

Well, that was a lot of good news for a single day. Mom says Tuesday is a lucky day for me cause that is the day I was born.

Well, thats all for now folks. I'll have a post tomorrow with a project of my own. Stay tuned!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, May 15, 2009

one for a guy, one for a gal

Flourishes has a challenge this week to make 2 cards. One of them should be for a female and the other needs to be for a male. Besides this, the other condition they have for the challenge is that both cards must be made using the same sketch. The sketch is your choice. So, I gave it my best shot. The sketch I used is from Taylored expressions. So, both my cards qualify for that challenge too!

First up is the male card. I created this birthday card thinking it can be given to a boy. Pretty simple image used which I colored with water color pencils. It was really hard to restrain myself from adding some bling, so I sneaked in some glitter. I think blue is the ideal color for this card.

And although I had not initially planned it, my card also qualifies for the color challenge on color create which is blue and green.

High Hopes Stamps wants a guy card created so I'm entering this card there as well.

Now we have the girl card. I thought this would be a nice card for a lady who likes gardening or loves her garden. I think we all love our gardens. Ok, I don't have a garden but I love my potted plants anyway. I like how the coloring came out. I used colored pencils and water color pencils. The can and the grass are the watercolored parts of the image.

This card is also my entry for Three Clovers Designs Thursday Challenge. We need to have flowers on our cards for this one!

All in all, I'm quite pleased with myself for todays creations. Do u like? Let me know!

Till later,
Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm trying out for a design team

Funky Hand Designs is looking for one new member to join their design team. I thought that even if I don't get selected, it would be nice to atleast try. So, here, I have some of the cards that I had made and am proud to show off.

These are just short descriptions of some of the cards-

The sort of vine u see is a part of the green, yellow and red card. Its made using rice grains positioned to look like flowers and leaves and then I watercolored them.

For the black and white card, I strapped rubberbands around a peice of styrofoam and used it as a stamp to make the background.

The 2 butterfly cards with the same layout have butterflies which were actually originally a part of a dp.

For the card with the dresses, I drew the dresses and cut them out. Then paper pieced them and added more bling with the help of embroidery floss, star shaped gems and glitter.

Well hope you like and the ladies at Funky Hands do too!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blog Candy on Toodles and Binks

Toodles and Binks is having a blog candy for this month and 3 winners will win it. All you have to do is follow the link at the end of this post and then you can enter for the candy. Plus, even if you don't win, your name will automatically be added in the draw for decembers blog candy and maybe you might win then. Thats 4 chances! So head on over there!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Combined Challenges

Today has been a bad day so far. I made this card feeling a lot of ideas coming up. It is supposed to be my entry for 3 different challenges and so I wanted the picture to come up really well. I tried connecting my mobile to the pc but for some reason that isn't happening. I tried scanning the card instead and for some reason, no matter how I scan the card, the sentiment is not visible enough. Now, I have given up and here is the picture of the best I could do.

I used small beads for the stem and a glass bead for the center of the flower which is a combination of a die cut and a prima flower.

The sentiment which you can barely see reads, Live life to the Fullest.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday. I have used a flower and that is the challenge for LPS which is being hosted on PCP. The Crafty Pad wants us to show "holes" on our cards this week. You can use eyelets, paper piercing etc. I used a hole punch to punch the holes on my card. Then, I put a strip of blue dp behind the hole to make them more visible. You can only see 4 of those holes thugh since the rest got blocked by the image panel.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bookmark Challenge

I love to read and when I saw the bookmark challenge on Change of Heart, I knew I needed to create bookmarks. You also get a chance to win some great candy too. Double motivation for me to create! I created 3 bookmarks for this challenge. I tried to keep them looking as different from each other as I could but when you sit down to create, you end up making things with similar ideas (sound familiar?). Anyway, atleast the colors are all different. I went shopping today and picked up some new papers which I used for these bookmarks.

The first one you see above uses only one dp though it looks like two. You might be wondering why I have a teddy bear in the middle. Let me explain. I was thinking about little kids when I was making this one. Little kids like to hear bedtime stories and they snuggle in bed with their soft toys. So, thats where the bear comes in for my bookmark. I also have stuff toys on my bed but they are just there cause they give a good look and girls just love them, right? The colors are also sober enough so that someone older could use the bookmark too.

This is a green bookmark. I used a different layout on this one then the second one. Love how the punched butterflies fill it up. I wanted to place them in a sort of semicircle for a long time now and finally I did.

My scanner just seems to hate yellow. It always turns out really bright. This bookmark was inspired by spring. When its everywhere, how can you ignore it? Lots of bright colors used on this one. I got some nice printed ribbon pasted on and vellum stickers to match the dp. This bookmark is flat in the true sense. Everything on it is quite thin so no matter how many layers and embellishments are on it, its as thin as a single layer of thick cardstock.

If you like, you can also join in the fun by making a bookmark but you'll have to be super quick as the draw ends quite soon. You can find the link on my blog candy roll. The one that says Change of Heart- Candy + challenge is the link.

PS- Please ignore my poor picture quality. The USB Cable is still to be found.

Happy Crafting