Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nothing much to post

I got back from the short break on Sunday and since then I have so busy at work that I am only going home to sleep, so no crafting for me this week :(. I wanted to make a card for Yvonne's blog, but couldn't make anything at all. I am surely going to make something as soon as I find the time, I hope she won't mind a late entry.
Anyway I hope to resume big time from this weekend......till then here is a simple card I made last week
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Save the Tiger!

I got this award from Laura, she is an amazingly talented crafter with a unique style of her own. Thanks a ton Laura!
The rules of this award is to tell you 10 things that make me happy and then I am to pass it on to more people.

So here goes:
  1. Crafting. It is a great stress buster......
  2. Traveling
  3. Spending time with my parents (which unfortunately I am not able to do much :( )
  4. Shopping. Now its mostly for craft supplies
  5. Reading craft blogs
  6. Reading a good book
  7. Rom Coms, mushy movies (sometimes)
  8. Watching Seinfeld
  9. Good Food
  10. Reading comments on my blog.
I'd like to pass on this award to all the lovely ladies who not only read my blog but also take time out to comment. Your comments make my day girls!

Before I close I'd like to share a card I made on Sunday. I just fell in love with this tiger the moment I saw it........I guess this is my way of supporting the "Save the tiger" campaign :)Thanks for Looking!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I finally did some stamping!

I am not much of a stamping person, I try to avoid it as much as possible and mostly do it only for the sentiments. But this time I outdid myself and used not one but 4 stamps on my card!! I stamped the center image first, masked it with a piece of paper, stamped the background, sponged the edges of the masked part with ink and finally stamped the butterfly and leaves on top, phew!
This is loosely based on this week's CP sketch.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Some more quilled photo frames

I clicked these pictures in a hurry and it shows.........alas I don't have these with me anymore to take better pictures :( . So I guess I'll have to do with these...........Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Second Birthday Party Invitations


This is what I was up to the whole of last week, birthday invitations for the second birthday party for 2 adorable twins. The project involved a lot work but I just loved the end result (yeah I love to praise my own work :P!!), and I am not alone the kids’ parents loved them too (I know I know I should stop blowing my own trumpet now......).

I also learnt a few things along the way, which most of you might already be taking care of but I’ll list them nonetheless, so here goes...
1. Clean your workspace before starting any big project; you don’t want some ink or dirt spoiling your hard work.
2. Clean/Oil your equipment (sewing machine, punches etc) before starting out. These cards involved a lot stitching and midway my sewing machine pooped out. I couldn’t get even an inch of stitching done without the thread breaking multiple times; I tried everything from changing the thread tension to changing the thread itself with no success. Finally I had to clean and oil it thoroughly, after which it ran smooth as silk.
3. Stop work if you are too tired. I almost spoilt atleast 2 cards because I was too exhausted to continue.
4. Sit with proper back support, this especially holds good for people like me who sit at a desk all day (both at work and while crafting)
5. Always take extra prints of photographs etc. If you are like me chances are you will mess up with at least one card.........

Here’s a close up a few of the cards,
This one has Winnie the Pooh
And this one is with Spongebob SquarepantsFor more invitation cards please visit http://www.shop.juhishandmadecards.com/2009/11/personalized-handmade-birthday-party.html
Thanks for visiting!!