Friday, March 30, 2012

Blue!!

A super quick post......made a card after a really really long time, thoroughly enjoyed myself. I've used my first PTI stamp and die set ( I know I am late in getting those!)......and do they stamp well or what (thanks Tejal for inspiring me to get some!)
Have used some Pie Lane self adhesive gem stones with the sentiment.
Challenges: Card Patterns Sketch #158, Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog -  Anything Goes
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"For the love of crafting" DT Call

This post is for the DT call by Kavitha  of Kalalayaa's Art Studio on Her New Challenge Blog "For The Love Of Crafting"
Kavitha has a great craft blog with some amazing tutorials, she also has a craft store with a huge range of craft kits, stamps and other craft supplies (PS: I've got some really great deals on stamps from her store!).
Here are my entries for the DT call
Cards:



Layouts:



3-D Projects:





Thursday, March 29, 2012

I {heart} Pie Lane Buttons


I adore the small and large wooden buttons from Pie Lane.......just love how they brighten up any project.....here are a few of my creations featuring these gorgeous buttons!








Saturday, March 17, 2012

Baby Boy Scrapbook

 I made this 20 page customized baby boy scrapbook recently, love the way it turned out. Would love to make something like this for Kriti....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Limited resources

What I mean is I had to work with limited craft supplies to make this card........I am visiting my parents for a while and have taken only a few stamps, some white card stock and copic markers (I don't have too many) along with me......
We were visiting one of my dad's friends last week, they have two little girls and I took one of my cards for them......I had no clue that one card for two girls could create so much trouble, the younger one started sulking saying that she wants one for herself...........so I was left with no choice but to make one for her.
The blue gingham background is upcycled from packaging, the pink and off-white laces are from my mum's stash.
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Monday, March 5, 2012

"101 Creative Card Sketches" ebook review



Whether you are a new or an experienced card maker we have used card sketches for inspiration at some point or the other. It would be great if one could have a lot of sketches at their disposal at any time. Whenever you are out of ideas you would just have to refer to the sketch database and use it as a starting point. The book “101Creative Card Sketches” by Gloria Pouch provides just that. It is a database of 101 card sketches, and perfect for those times when you are hit by the crafter’s block and do not know where to start.
Gloria starts off with explaining different elements that go into making a handmade card, like the card stock base, background, the focal image, embellishments etc. This information will prove extremely helpful to novice card makers. This section is followed by an explanation about how card sketches act as a starting point in card making. Subsequently she explains how the same sketch has multiple uses, it can not only be used to make cards but also things like gift tags, magnetic photo frames, scrapbook layouts, bookmarks etc. The next section is divided into 5 subsections, each of these subsections feature sketch layouts for a specific card size.
Horizontal card Sketches - features sketches for 5” x 7” sized cards.
Vertical Card Sketches – features sketches for 7” x 5” sized cards.
Square card Sketches – features sketches for 5” x 5” sized cards.
Long Horizontal and Vertical Card Sketches – features sketches for 3.75” x 8.5” sized cards.
Surprise Card Sketch – features one surprise sketch
The last section features a summary of all the sketches for quick reference.
The book also features 25 cards designed using the sketches from the book, together with step by step instructions to make the cards. Some designs show you how the same sketch can be used in 2 totally different ways. These card sketches give you great ideas on how to take a sketch and use it for different products and occasions. 
Personally I would have liked it if there were more cards designs based on the sketches, preferably atleast one design for each card sketch, possibly even more. Nonetheless I would recommend this book to all card makers, as sometimes it is better to use your creativity and not be biased by other sketch interpretations. It is perfect for all levels of card makers. You can purchase this ebook online at http://www.creative-card-sketches.com/. It is priced at $17.00 and you also get 3 free ebooks - Envelope Making Guide + 6 Patterns!, Adhesive Guide for Card Makers, 17 Money Saving Tips for Card Makers along with the book. Order your copy today, you will not be disappointed, it is a resource you'll turn to time and time again.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself making cards based on a few sketches from the book.




Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chase your Dreams...

Love how this card turned out, was really quick and easy to make. Have distressed a regular white doily and stamped the sentiment on it. I finally figured out how to make a bow with multiple loops (guess I am late cause I see them on almost all cards everywhere, but I did manage it yay!).
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