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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My first scrapbook layout

Hi long time no see...Thats because I have been busy...with a lot of things and eventually I will tell ya all about that.One of them being I am in a process of pickling carrots,cauliflower and yearly affair.And because I do not have a domestic help for almost a fortnight now...have to do everything...which gets quite cumbersome.
Anyway...please be gentle this is my first scrapbook layout and for all you pros out there this must be really shoddy work....but I enjoyed it.this is one of my fav pictures of daughters and I wanted to make my first scrapbook page with this pic.Close shot of my fav pic
The suitable challenges for this one are Pollycraft Monday,ICR and The colours are PDCC.The layout is inspired by the current sketch at the Skipping stones but I was late in entering the LO.
BTW my card won at the Skipping stones challenge.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

(W)Hole card

I am doing a lot of interesting things nowadays and today I have something to share which i have never done was quite challenging to print the image and sentiment but finally I managed to nail it.
The image is from Birdie Brown and the inspiration for this card is from the current challenge at Less is more which asks one to make a card with a hole in it.ICR is also an inspiration to make this CAS card.
Srinanda from pie lane had asked us to use border strips on our cards and this one is for you Srinanda.The gorgeous silver border strip is from Pie lane.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Round is a shape

Many a fact regularly my folks tell me to do something about my weight...and my father particularly asks me to get in this is my humble retort...ROUND IS A SHAPE.
Jokes apart...I have never tried shaped cards...well thats a lie...actually I have miserably failed everytime I tried one....but this time I nailed it.If you think otherwise please let me know....but for me and for now I have manged to whip out a fairly decent shaped card.
And since I make it my business to enter every challenge possible...card patterns and sentimental Sundays....pushed me into trying this one...and smart cookie that I am I managed to fit in the colours I have used on this one to suit the current challenge at polly craft monday too.
Have a look.
The mulberry roses are from ujjwal's shop.the pp is from echo Park and the lace is from my stash.the gems on either side of the sentiment are from pie lane and so are the leaves.The chipboard tree is also from Ujjwal's shop.The sentiment stamp is from Jovita's shop.The CS is Fabriano Elle Erre.The glitter gems painstakingly stuck on the scallops are from Pie lane too.Consider this as a token of gratitude; Srinanda for providing us with such high quality stuff in India.
Since I am quite challenged as far as stitching goes(Back in school My skirt rested on my waist with sheer will power when I refused to fix the tear and used innumerable safety pins instead) I patted myself for the stitching on the card.I loved it simply loved it.
Eagerly awaiting your responses.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

CAS for The Crafter's Cafe

You must have noticed that I am on a roll making CAS cards this month...and guess what The Crafter's cafe 's current challenge also calls for making a CAS card.Here' s my take on it.

The image is from The Stamping Boutique and I am inspired by the current challenge at CASual Fridays which asks us to make something Black and White.It as usual enters the current challenge at ICR.

The gems on either side of the sentiment are  from Pie lane

I loved making and White is my favorite and I think one can't go wrong with Black and White.
The layout is inspired by Clean and Simple
The insides.
If you are inspired enough hop along and join us at The Crafter's cafe .
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Brrr basket of goodies

I have made a cute little basket to hold candies for a little boy...who is my younger one's friend.
Have used Birdie brown's image to add to the drama.The pp is echo park paper and I am inspired by the current challenges at lawnscaping challenge blog and Sassy studio designs to create something wintery.Of course there 's loads of inspiration right outside my window too to create something wintery.
Because this uses a lot of cheerful patterned paper and the snowman is paper pieced too if you noticed it goes in the Current challenge hosted by DYSU challenge blog.
Another view.
So Did ya like it?
Tell me or how else will I know

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Birds on a CAS

Hoot Hoot.Hooting by to share a CAS card with you all.Inspired by the current challenge at less is More and PDCC colours to make this one.
The insides.This one also enters the ICR CAS card challenge.
Hope you like it.
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A fabulous giveaway at Do More with Less

Do more with Less is having a Blogoversary giveaway.She has absolutely gorgeous candy to offer and not just one but three giveaways.A sneak peek of the candy.
I am sure you would love to win this.who wouldn't!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Today I will have a song In my heart

The weather and this place are getting sadder by the day.I don't have the correct adjective actually so consider this.The sun refuses to show up...and how will he with non stop rain...and because of that constant powercuts....constant chill.Right now I am shivering....and I can't keep myself warm...coz every heating equipment in this house needs electricity...and which is conspicuous by its absence.After cooking,sweeping ,mopping and doing every mundane job possible in this pathetic weather....I decided to craft and why?
Because my motto to drive away the gloomy greys is to craft... so here I am.
The insides.
The stamp is from Unity ....their current challenge says make something with Something Old - Something New
Something Borrowed - Something Blue.So something old is the CS and the green ink and something new is the embossing folder...something borrowed is slighty tough...It is actually a thought borrowed from fellow blogger Bhawna to make something with Bird image...and Blue is right now my state...due to the cold.
and the sketch is from Merry Monday.The colors chosen are from Color Throwdown.Their colors of this week are Ivory,olive,red and kraft.Also suitable for the Cute Card Thursday challenge.
Please excuse the poor quality of pictures.It is wet and cold outside and no had to click this in my daughter's room
The insides
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I find this crafting really therapeutic...thats why I craft as much as possible.its getting very difficult for me with regular domestic help...and sub zero temperatures.But like I said earlier this helps me heal the negative side of me.....I craft as often as possible
I made this for Skipping Stones sketch and for Scrapbook Essentials challenge blog.So it doesn't take rocket science to figure that the layout of the card is inspired by Skipping Stones sketch and the colours used are olive ,suede and blue which are the colors of Scrapbook Essentials.
I have used stamps which I bought from Ujjwal and Jovita and used Tim holtz distress inks.The roses are from Ujjwal too and the white one was distressed.Because this is CAS card I am also entering it at The ICR challenge.
This card made me smile...I hope it makes you smile too.
The insides.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pizza box for Valentine's day

Ok I promise this is the last post for the day.
I made this pizza box to hold little treats and decorated it with Torico's image and Echo Park sentiment sticker.Added a satin Ribbon and some pearls and Voila just thinking about who to give it to.......
Another view
Entering this at the current challenge at the Timeless Tuesdays.
Thanks for patiently tolerating me.

Beyond Grey

First of all I love the name of this challenge blog called Beyond Grey challenges.I dunno about you but makes me look at the brighter side and also sounds sophisticated so it was natural that I had to make something for their very first challenge.The current challenge is about making something using grey, pink and just a wee bit of black.and so here I am with my creation.
As you all have been subjected to my ramblings and like it is no surprise that I hate this place....I must tell ya all that Crafting helps me relax and unwind and though momentary it takes me to a place which is not Udhampur...and every day for those moments I truly live and I am truly happy.this may look like a grey creation but it is not.I am having a tough day but this made me smile and made me feel good about myself.
The insides .
The sketch is CPS.
The sentiment is from Scrapalicious times.and I love the sentiment.It is so so true.Thank God for small mercies that I am blessed with friends who are just a call away.
And you all lovely people ...Your love and encouraging words makes me create every day.thanks for your love and support.
Hang in there coz I have something else to show you in my second post and also please don't get to leave some love for me at The Pie lane blog.
Thank you for passing by.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Paper box with a tag

This time around the challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is really interesting.It was for me at least.The challenge is to create anything but a card.And this is what I created.The stamps used on the lid of the box are from Jovita's store.
Detail shots.

I hope that you will play along too .
And please don't forget to check out my latest creation at Pie lane
Here is a sneak peek of what is to follow .
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

I heart you!

I heart you ...all of you...all my blogger friends who keep me warm in this dreadful winter and gloomy days with your love and encouraging comments.
So this one is dedicated to each one of you.
I have used Birdie Brown image on this card and the sketch is inspired from Card Patterns.This one is also suitable for the current challenge at designed to delight (Create a project including heart)and Sentimental Sundays( Challenge #85 Ribbon).The sentiment is from Scrapalicious times.
The Insides.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

More bags

I am busy nursing a headache and since it refuses to leave me I have accepted it Like I have accepted udhampur and I am continuing with my life.
I am hosting a sizzler lunch again tomorrow.And was busy making strawberry cheesecake for dessert.While it baked I made these.
I am entering the pink one at The DYSU challenge.and tha bags at Pollycraft Monday challen
ge.Also entering this at The CASual Fridays.
I have used Pie lane scallop border on The Pink is a detail shot.
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Tell me which one did you like.And yeah I am done with bag making .From tomorrow onwards I shall go back to cardmaking.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Easel card for DH

I know its pretty early but then I am not good with easel cards and and could not think of anything but this when Scrapbook essentials came up with an easel challenge.Plus if it helps My head ache hasn't given up on me thats why this kind of work.
Also I am very inspired by PDCC colours.this is my second entry into their challenge.the image is from paper smooches and so is the sentiment.
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Another bag using PDCC colours

As the post suggests.I braved this nagging head ache and created another one using PDCC colours of the week.Again entering this one at the Pollycraft Monday challenge.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Anything but card mood

I am in an anything but card mood nowadays.So without further ado here is my creation.The cold is taking its toll and I have a severe headache( I dread calling it migraine).So cannot ramble much.
Entering this at the Polly Craft Monday challenge.
I have to make four more of these for five ladies.Every year I give something household to five married women for Makar sankranti.....It has always been fun and I am enjoying this year too.Just wish it was warmer.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Cute is in

Hey Peeps!
How are ya?I have resigned to my fate( It is still bloody cold and gloomy here) and trying to find solace in crafting.It is getting increasingly difficult to craft too .My fingers are freezing and so I try to thaw them every now and then...sometimes in front of the blower and other times I light the stove and do the needful.I am worried one of these days my fingers may get cooked.
Alright The card I am sharing today is inspired by the CAS bug I am bitten by this month.The sketch is from OWH and the digis are from Lawnscaping challenges.
I have used this beautiful CS which I bought from Jovita.She has some amazing stamps and other stuff in her store .Do check out her store.I have picked up some ribbons from her store too and will use them soon on my projects.
I have used the stamp I bought from her on the insides of my card .
The insides.
This card also enters the current challenge at ICR.
I also love this size of card.I personally think you can't go wrong with this size and shape.
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Bday card for a little girl

Hi peeps!
This is my second DT post for the year and It is a bday card and a CAS one.
I hope you will play along with us at The Crafter's Cafe since the theme is so versatile with so many possibilities.
I am also taking this opportunity to enter this card for the current challenge at ICR.
The sketch is inspired by the one at CPS and I am late to enter this card over there but nevermind.
Since I used a chipboard tag for stamping Birthday wishes ;this card is also suitable for the current challenge at CASual Fridays.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy happy Sunny sunny

Unusual name for a post right? Wrong....coz sun is peeping and though it is still cold at least I am thawing a bit.
I have a sunny little card to share...which is a very effective way of using scraps and also a very happy and bright card.
Have a look.
The insides.
This card's layout is inspired by Skipping Stones sketch.The digi is from Paper Smooches.Like I told you earlier I am in a CAS mood so this is my entry for ICR.Hope you like the card.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hello sunshine

Hi peeps!
Its been extremely cold and why?Because it has been Doom's day like for past three days.I actually thought that a spaceship like the one in Independence day is going to descend here any day.But thankfully sun chose to show up after three days.I hosted a sizzling lunch which I finished with Coffee praline gateau and strawberry souffle.... and after the lunch the sun decided to miraculously show up and through the icy winds appeared the snow covered mountains.Have a look.
This is what I could click from my vearndah with  my eyes watering ,teeth chattering and legs wobbling.Most of you may find it beautiful but I am struggling to keep myself warm through power cuts.
Between the powercuts,doomsday scare and lunch I managed to make this wind swept balloony card.
I am right now in a CAS cardmaking mood and this one is again apt for ICR.The sketch is from Scrapbook Essential sketch. Colours are PDCC colours.
The insides.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thinking of you now and always

Hi peeps!
How are ya all?I am freezing.I can see snow capped mountains.....Only when my eyes aren't watering due to the strong and chilly winds.....and honestly I don't care for the snowfall .the only thing I am waiting for is the Sun.My clothes aren't drying.It took me quite sometime to even click these pictures because the card too blew away a couple of times .
And as the title suggests that I am thinking of Sun now and always...because I just can't see it.
This card is suitable for the Unity opportunity challenge and also derives its inspiration for the layout from Freshly made sketches.It uses the colours of the Color Throwdown which are Real Red,Basic Black and Basic Grey.If it can be called CAS then it also is suitable for the current challenge at ICR. and Create me Pink
The insides.

Thanks for passing by.I am also playing around with my pictures on Picassa.You unfortunately are subjected to my experiments.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New beginnings

Hi Peeps!
Long time.Its been constantly a tough fight with the sub zero temperatures.My kids are home and the domestic help isn't you can imagine my plight.Plus I am hooked to THE IMMORTALS OF MELHUA.Those of you who haven't read this must try it.It is unputdownable.Also I am on a dessert making spree on popular demand by kids.
I missed crafting but there is no time for it.But today I managed to squeeze in some for my DT post.
This time the theme at The Crafter's Cafe is New beginnings.My card is for a friend who was recently blessed with her first baby.This card is also suitable for the current challenge at Crafty JC and derives the inspiration for layout from OWH.This one is originally inspired by the current challenge at ICR. and Sentimental Sundays.
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