Monday, August 29, 2011


DSC03824 Studded leaves with pearls

Hello hello!

I was chatting with Karuna (hey there!) this morning. I was telling her how I don’t feel like making anything and BAAAM it hit me so hard, a light bulb moment and here I am sharing my light bulb moment creation with you… a tag.



I made this for a cute little studious girl. She is a very strong child. She was being bullied at her previous school, there were a couple of girls who kept calling her names; nerdy, geek and mostly bookworm. When the family found out they told her to stand up for herself. On her last day at school, when she was being called bookworm, she raised her finger and said “Call me..(pause) PRINCESS bookworm” ROFL!!! Her mother tells this story to everyone and anyone she can and at every chance she gets! Now that she has started her classes at a new school, this gift is a must!

Anyway…The flower was roughly drawn, cut, coloured with crayola (coral) and then embossed. This is a five layer flower.


I don't know if you can tell but the mint green pattern is an animal print and the pale coral one is houndstooth. These were actually one inch background tile images for web pages. I edited them in Photoshop, changed the size and colour and Voila we have pattern paper :P

DSC03826The butterfly is same as the last card, the only difference is that this one has a bit more shimmer. I placed a copper glitter ball as it’s head and the remaining body is made up of chunky glitter (ivory) both are from Pie Lane.

DSC03827 The sentiment is hand written and I have added tons of hand stitching on this one. The lace is distressed with Archival Ink (sepia).

Hope you like it! I think the colour story at PDCC is perfect for a princess!

Challenges: PDCC96, Wee Memories, Sentimental Sundays, Catered Crop (FTR19- pink, gold/yellow, butterflies, sentiment, distress inks, markers, ribbons, lace)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thank You

Hello everyone! It’s sooo windy here today, it was rather hard taking pictures of the card that I have to show you today.

I was browsing through challenge sites and saw the challenge at DYSU, which was “Thank you”. I remembered a card I made when I first received my embossing folders by the picture they have put up to depict their challenge. I thought I should revamp it. You can find the older card HERE, I was pretty untidy back then craft wise :)

My first time at:


It’s a fairly clean and simple card. I took a portion of the Thank You embossed panel for this card. Coloured over the embossed words with silver marker and also outlined the pink panel with the same.

The top white layer is embossed using sizzix texture plate “distressed”. Added a wee bit of lace to make it look more pretty and feminine. Few pearls were added to balance the whole look.

I like this card! So simple right?

Just wanted to remind you to play along my challenge at Yvonne’s blog HERE, there is a ribbon prize for the winner. You will also find my ribbon flower tutorial there. I will also be giving away today’s card along with the ribbon prize :)

Challenges: DYSU, CAS-ual FridaysDDH Challenges, PTW (free-embossing, ribbon, lace) , Kaboodle doodles, OLLCB, Catered Crop (pink, text/script, silver marker, ribbon, embossing ), Creative inspiration paints, Truly scrumptious

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hosting a Challenge at Do More with Less {PRIZE Alert!}


DSC03772 The PRIZE! If you choose to play along my challenge!

Hello everyone! I told you guys a couple of months back that I have another GD post due, this is it! I was invited by Yvonne of “Do More with Less” to host a challenge either featuring my excessively layered cards or my blooms… OFCOURSE I chose flowers and today (as promised), I have a pictorial for you on Yvonne’s blog, HERE.

Did you check out my yesterday’s card? This is the same flower. Here we go!

Here is my project. A wall hanging.


The details:

DSC03401 Pie Lane glitter balls as rays, background stamp by Skipping Stones Design


This frame was actually a rejected Silhouette cut, I gave it a makeover by spray painting it with silver and then with Lacquer, inked it a bit with Fun Cube in Cocoa. Added loads of pearls and glitter balls and voila! A Victorian frame!

If you choose to play along, my challenge for you is to make your own ribbon or fabric flower(s), easy peezy. Do play along peepz! There is a prize up for grabs! Here are the ribbons pictured with Tim Holtz ruler just to give you an idea that there is a lot of ribbon here!


Organza ribbon and polka dotted satin ribbon! I hope I have bribed you enough with this picture :) COOOOME play! You’ve got two weeks! Click HERE to take you directly to the challenge post.

This post was published on August 23rd.

Challenges: PTW (Pearls,flower,free- stamping), Heartsong Inspirations, OLLCB, Paper creations ink #7, Fashionable stamping challenges, Challenge up your life, Jellypark Challnges, Creative Card Crew, Tuesday Taggers, Tuesday Throwdown, Creative craft challenges


Monday, August 22, 2011

Ribbon Flower on a Starry Night

*SECOND post of the day. Don’t forget to COMMENT on the previous card, pretty please :)


Hello bloggers! I have another card based on the colour story at PDCC. I am so not liking that my posts are not showing on the dashboard :/ Most of you have missed my previous CASE Study card so do check it out and don't forget to comment!



The polka dotty ribbon flower is handmade (tutorial coming tomorrow) and the leaves are diecuts (CB), the butterfly was a black and white printout which I coloured with regular Faber Castell colour pencils.

I have dyed the blue paper and then painted over it to get the grungy, distressed look. After it was dry, I inked the edges with ColorBox queue black.

The Pie Lane glitter balls look like stars in the night sky! I should make a card with night sky and glitter balls as stars. *light bulb moment*

I have added pearls on the lace trim ( can’t do without pearls!).

I am loving this blue background!

leaving you today with this image… enjoy!

Challenges: PDCC95, ICR, Challenge up your life, Crafty sentiments, PTW (pearls, Bloom, free-I chose lace)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gingerloft – Freebie Challenge

Hello everyone! Gingerloft is back in action! The Gingerloft team was taking a break and now we are back with a freebie challenge!

You can pick up the freebie from Gingerloft blog.

Here is what I came up with…

No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't colour the image LOL so I thought of this… not colouring the image and using it as it is and printing it directly on Kraft cardstock.

I inked the edges with ColorBox queue Black ink and added faux stitching.

Okie dokie that's it for today… If you missed my yesterday’s PDCC card click HERE… I will be back tomorrow with another card!

Today I leave you with this. Enjoy!

Challenges: Stamp,scrap and doodle, Simply create, 365 cards

Friday, August 19, 2011

Feline Playful Blog Party!!!

FP--party badge-edited


Feline Playful is throwing a blog party and YOU are invited! The Feline Playful team is thankful to our followers (over 1700!!) and also to the challenge sites that give us so much inspiration each week! Do you know we are tracking over 500 challenge blogs??! YES WE ARE! Lets do the Kumbaya! lol

You can tell I am excited! Wait till you read this! We've decided to take this opportunity to hold a little party ... OK, actually we want it to be a BIG PARTY on September 21st. How does a week of blog candy sound to you? With prizes being awarded every single day of that week? And a blog hop with members of the Feline Playful team (both present and past). Hell yeah!

If you wish to sponsor us, go to the Feline Playful blog for the deets! Rest of you wonderful people, you can take this badge and put it up on your sidebar to spread the word!

Many thanks and hugs!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ooooh da budd-ah-flies…


Hello everyone… It’s our Independence day today and it started with a bang… thunderstorm; incredibly strong cool winds and COLD rain! Every thing on my roof, the garden chairs etc just flew away… my cats were so scared! Anyhoo, it was scary but I kinda liked the scary sounds the wind made and the cold rain…

I have a tag for you today and it is based on the PDCC colour story. This the second thing I made for my mum’s friend and it goes with the last card I posted. Her grandson saw the last card and was like “ooohhh da buddddahhflies” LOL I laughed out SO LOUD! Apparently he reads “the butterfly book” which is a kid’s guide to raising butterflies and he is raising DOOH (two) butterflies right now.

This tag has the same butterflies as the last card minus the layered scallops and wood grain texture.


The outer scallops and hand drawn and cut (you can see they are irregular). The butterflies are “coloured printouts” I just coloured over them. Everyone thought I have been colouring the butterflies from scratch… this is not the case… these are original butterfly pictures printed out…

The glitter balls and yellow self adhesive gems are from Pie Lane. The sentiment is from TradeFish Designs (the same one that I used on my last card).

I added a bit of faux stitching and lots of distressing to give it a finished look.

Alrighty, that’s it for today…  I leave you with this picture…

288047_2115317374174_1582893722_1951184_5039799_o Dunkin’ Donuts at Dolmen Mall (Food Court)

Have one on me! :p

Challenges: PDCC94, Delightful Sketches, All Sorts, The poodles parlour, Simply scrapping crafts, Papercraft Star, Crafty Ann’s


Thursday, August 11, 2011

For the love of Butterflies


I thought I was going on a break! :/

My mum’s friend is leaving for London and she wants around 5-6 cards to take with her…  I TOLD my mum I am taking a break and she told her friend… but that lady wasn't listening to anyone… Anyway, I HAD to make her cards… here is the first of five based on the color story at PDCC.

Here’s my card…


The butterflies are printouts and I have coloured over the printout with Crayola markers.

I have used a piece of real wood scrapping/shaving and stamped on it. The sentiment stamp is from TradeFish Designs. The scallops are hand cut. I coloured the scallops with Crayola makers.


I have been asked many times which folder I use to make wood grain texture. I am sure most of you have this, it is CB’s Forest Branches and I use it horizontally to emboss and use the de-bossed part on the card.

Hope this is ok.



Challenges: PDCC94, Wee Memories, Delightful Sketches, DYSU

Sunday, August 7, 2011

You + Me = We


Hello everyone… I have been MIA as it’s our Holy month of Ramadan… we fast from dawn till dusk… so the fasting pretty much sucks the energy out of you! Anyhoo, I had this idea in my head and just wanted to make something before it slipped from my mind. I took the colours from PDCC and sketch from Card Patterns.



The hearts and roughly hand drawn. The green paper is a digi-freebie and is pretty vibrant, doesn't show in pic though. The butterflies are from Pie Lane. These butterflies are basically stickers, I wanted a 3d look so placed the sticker on CS and fussy cut the butterflies… I added a tiny bit of blue chalk ink for sky…

The sentiment is from TradeFish Designs. The flowers are punched. That’s it!

I have another idea based on the same design… if I will be able to make another one, I will post it tomorrow… till then happy crafting people!



Challenges: PDCC93, Card Patterns, Wee Memories