Sunday, December 30, 2012

Neat and Tangled Challenge #3

Hello Friends, Few more days before we get into New Year - 2013. I am quite excited. I am back with another card that I did for Neat and Tangled Challenge #3 - Color Challenge.

I do not yet own any Neat and Tangled stamps. So, I used one of their freebie Digi for this card. You can go to their blog here to get the freebie and play along with their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Neat and Tangled Digi
Paper - PTI Pure Poppy and White CS
Ink - Copics
Other -AC Glitter Tape

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mama Elephant Challenge #1

I love Mama Elephant blogs, but still do not have any in my stash. So, when I saw their very first challenge and a freebie that I could use, I had to play along with it. I kept my card very simple.

I loved using the white glitter strip along with Aqua patterned paper. Nice combo and something that I will use again. I mounted them all on a white CS with the image printed on it and then to a red card base. I colored the birds hat in red as well.

You can check out the challenge details here along with the freebie info.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Mama Elephant Digi
Paper - PTI Pure Poppy, White and PTI Aqua Mist Pattern Paper, Hobby Lobby Glitter Paper
Ink - Copics
Other - SC Enamel Dots

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pink and Green Holidays Card

Hello Friends, Happy Wednesday. Hope your week is going well. I am done mailing my Christmas Cards. But I am still in Holiday mood and creating more holiday cards. I am back with this Pink and Green Holiday card that I did for two Challenges,

I used the TAWS Digi Freebie - Trim the tree for this card. I added the image to card base and a sentiment and then printed it out.

1) I am entering this card for the TAWS  Be Inspired Challenge #17. I used one of TAWS freebie digital images - of the trees. The sentiment is something that I did in Computer using Pacifico Free Font.

2) I am also entering this card into the The Play Date Cafe PDCC161. Loved the colors..

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - TAWS Digital Stamp - Trimming the Tree
Paper - PTI White and New Leaf Card stock, PTI Raspberry Fizz Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Sweet Blush Ribbon, Twinery Twine, Green button from Stash

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December (Sadly last) SFYTT

Hello Friends, Here is my card for the December SFYTT. Jen has announced on her blog that this is the last SFYTT Sketch. I am quite sad about it, but I do understand her point. I was happy I got to join her this year with 12 projects.

I was totally inspired by my Friend Imke to kind of stamp the birthday sentiment on the outer edge of the cutout image. I bent the image a little bit on the acrylic block, inked it and then stamped it.

Here are my past SFYTT Creations starting from January 2012,

January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 2012
October 2012
November 2012

WOW...felt good to go back and see all the SFYTT creations.. Here is the SFYTT Sketch,

I used the November Free Stamp Month from Designed2Delight for my card. Birthday sentiment from PTI's Birthday Basics completed the card.

You can read all the D2D challenge rules here. Please respect Faith's Angel Policy and do not share the free image even if it is free. Instead, please redirect them to the store where they can get this free image.

I am also linking my card to the Seize The Birthday Challenge Blog Linky Pary..I love challenges and Lesley from Merry Monday Challenge Blog is starting a new challenge All excited to participate.

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - D2D Balloon Bouquet Digital Stamp, PTI Birthday Basics Stamp Set.
Paper - Basic Grey, and other pattern Papers from Stash, PTI Vintage Cream CS
Ink - Memento Black
Others - Nestabilities

Saturday, December 01, 2012


Hello Friends, It is December 1st. WOW..Time is just running. We are in our last challenge of the year 2012 at ICR. We have an interesting challenge this month for you at ICR - To create a Christmas/New Year Cards with the twist of Pop Up Cards. Please see the Challenge pad below...

ICR DT has rocked this challenge with out of this world cards..Please click here to visit ICR and see their awesome cards.

I did a CAS (Super CAS actually) card for this challenge. I used the basic pop up card instruction found here.

The Black card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4. The pink card base is 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 4 1/4.  I then cut out the pop up fold in the pink card base and then adhered it to the black.

I used a 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 piece of vintage cream card stock and added the Happy Sentiment from PTI Say it with Style stamp set. The numbers 2013 are from American crafts Glitter Thickers. I then glued this panel to the popup cut out.

I added some blingy stars to give some additional flair. I can write the person's name and wishes on the bottom pink panel.

Here is a side view of the card where you can see the pop up cut out.

I kept the card simple in the front as well. :) Here is the front of the card..

Want to invite you to play along with ICR Challenge #24.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Say It with Style
Ink - Memento black, Copics
Paper - PTI True Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Vintage Cream CS, PTI Bitty Dots Patterned Paper
Other - Corner Chomper, Bling Stars, American Crafts Thickers

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Last Minute card for November SFYTT

Hello Friends, Hope you have been having a good November. I have had a busy one...good busy. I am back with a card that I made for the November SFYTT Sketch Challenge. This month, I am cutting it quite close to the deadline. Time just got away from me this time.

So here is my car for this month's challenge. I am also entering this card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #159 -- Which is black and white with a color splash of Maroon.
The beautiful Maroon paper is from AC Merry Mint Collection of patterned paper. I used this awesome sentiment stamp set from Deadbeat Designs and some punched snowflakes using MS punches completed the card.

 Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Deadbeat Designs
Paper  - PTI White and True Black Cardstock, PTI Bitty Dots black pattern paper, AC Merry Mint pattern paper
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Chai Inking Cube
Other - Martha Stewart Snow flake punch, KI Memories Black Gem Embellishment

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

Hello All, Happy Thanksgiving day!!!. I am so Thankful for my family and friends and for everything else in life. Counting my blessings all the time. Have an awesome Thanksgiving and enjoy some great food with your family and friends.

I wanted to share this quick Thanks card that I did today in honor of Thanksgiving day,

I used Lawn Fawn's blissful botanicals stamp set for this card. I stamped the leaves image in different ink colors and did some stamping off as well. Added a few flower images from the same stamp set and colored a few of them in. Then added the simple sentiment that is also part of that stamp set.

I am entering this card for the Case Study Challenge target="_blank">#118. I loved the card from Angeline Yong. And I tried to copy it although mine is not as good as hers :)))

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals
Paper - PTI White and Orange Zest Cardstock
Ink - Memento Inks
Other- Copics

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Merry Monday #42

Another Fabulous sketch for Merry Monday #42 and I had to play with it. I kept my card kind of Red in Color. The pattern papers are all left over scraps. Another great reason to love this sketch - you can use the scraps.
The pattern papers are a mix of Basic Grey and EP This and That. The Sentiment is from PTI Holiday Wishes. I used a green brad from my stash.

Love love this sketch and for sure will be using it again.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Holiday Wishes
Paper - PTI White and Pure Poppy CS, Basic Grey and Echo Park This and that patterned papers
Ink - Memento Black
Other - Studio G Brad, 1" Circle Punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Design Team on Indian Craft Room and ICRC23 Challenge

I am really really excited today. :))) I was offered the Design Team Position by Asha on Indian Craft Room.
I have known Asha for a while now and was always impressed with her creativity and passion. I have seen ICR take shape from her ideas and grow into this huge rocking community. I have worked with her in the background with some ideas and love hanging out in the forums and galleries over here at ICR, so when the opportunity presented to be officially part of the team, I was overjoyed, honored and totally excited.

As it happens I had won the Opportunity to do the Guest Post  for ICRC23, so this post comes at a very opportune moment. ICR23 is to make Paper Quilts with the Twist of making a Diwali Card.

 I just loved this concept.  I was so excited that I ended up making two cards for this Challenge.

1) For my first card I used PTI's Quilter's Sampler stamp set. I stamped the quilt blocks on white CS, colored it with Markers. I then mounted them on a base and added a scalloped border. A sentiment completed the card.

2) For my 2nd card, I made my own quilt template with a diya in it and used different colored patterned papers for the diya and created the quilted block. For both the cards, I used the Samarkan font, printed the sentiment from computer and then cut it out.

I wanted to share this Quilt pattern I did and used for the diya in my 2nd card,

 So as you can see it is not that difficult to create a quilted diya or some other pattern. So, would love to see you play along.

Again, I am so excited to be part of the DT for ICR team. Thanks for sharing my happy news with me.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Quilter's Sampler Stamp set
Paper - PTI White, Yellow CS, Pattern Paper from Stash
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - EK Success 1 inch square punch, Pearl and Gem Stone embellishments from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, November 08, 2012

My First 10 Minute card dash

Hello Friends, I am back with a quick quick card that did for 10 minute card dash. I did pull out papers and stamp set out earlier. But everything else was done on the clock, cutting of the papers, stamping, coloring, scoring the card base etc.
I loved how this card turned out.....I used the Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanical stamp set for this card. Love that set and had not inked it in ages. I colored the leaves alternatively with dark orange and green and then added the simple Thanks sentiment.

I am entering this card for the following challenges,
1) 10 Minute Card Dash #6
2) Lawnscaping Challenge Dust 'Em Off! - to use something from your stash that you have not used in a while. I inked up the Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals stamp set that I had not used for a while.

3) Last but not the least - Case Study Challenge #116. I loved Angeline Yong's gorgeous card and I loved how she had those flower stalks going up on one side of the card, which was inspiration for my card.

I wanted to share a quick photo of my stop watch. It took me to 6:37 minutes to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals
Paper - PTI Yellow, Orange Zest and White CS
Ink - Memento Black, Memento Ivy Cottage, Copics
Other - None

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Hey You Rock

Hope you all had a good Sunday. I wanted to share this very simple card that I did yesterday.

I used PTI Shapes by Design Stamp set and created the border on the side and colored in a few squares with Copic Markers. I stamped the sentiment from PTI Say it With Style and then colored it with copics as well. Kept it simple. I love the border images that are part of PTI's Shapes By Design stamp set.

I am entering this card for the following Challenges,
1) CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - CFC77 - To make a masculine card.
2) A Passion for Papertrey Challenge - Inky Love Required - To ink up a stamp in your stash that you have not used in some time. For me that stamp was Shapes by Design.
3) Last but not the least - Hope to Cling To Challenge on SCS - HYCCT1228 - Clean and Simple card with Sentiment as your focal point.

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Say it With Style, PTI Shapes by Design
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Black, Copics
Paper - PTI Kraft and Vintage Cream Card stock
Other - PTI Mat Stack Die

Sunday, October 28, 2012

So Glad we are Friends

Happy Sunday Friends, Hope you are having a good weekend so far.

I am back with another card that I did for a couple of Challenges. I love this stamp set from PTI called Friends Till End. I die cut the flower and leaves from the corresponding die and then stamped and colored the image. I also used the PTI Quaterfoil die for the background to create a lattice like effect. I love this sentiment.

I am entering this card for,

1) HYCCT1206 3 dies/punches and a sentiment on SCS as part of the October Month long Hope You can cling to challenges.
I die cut the flower, leaves and of course the quarterfoil background.

2) A passion for Paper trey challenge - to make a card for a friend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Friends 'Till End
Paper - PTI White, True Black and Simply Chartreuse cardstock
Ink - Memento black, PTI Pure Poppy and Copics
Other - PTI Friends 'Till End Die set, PTI Quarter Foil Die

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I ruff you.....

I love the Puppy Love stamp set from There she Goes stamp co...So, when I saw the HYCCT1226 Who Let The Dogs Out challenge on SCS (as part of Hope You can Cling To Challenges), I knew I wanted to use this particular stamp set. It was a bonus that the TSG Challenge this time was a sketch - TSG178. So, here is my card,

I stamped the dog with the heart and colored him with copics. I paper pierced the heart with some pink patterned paper. I love the dog themed papers that I used.
Here is the sketch from TSG Blog,
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp - TGS Puppy Love
Paper - PTI White and Kraft CS, WRM Patterned Paper, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Twine, Nestabilities,

Friday, October 26, 2012

Diwali Cards

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down or click here to see the Appreciate You post.

Diwali is the Festival of Lights celebrated through India. The festival is celebrated by lighting lamps all around and outside the homes and with plethora of sweet and savory dishes. I love this festival as it feels so bright to be sorrounded by lights and where families & friends get together and have a good time. So, when I saw that a few Indian stampers had joined together for a Diwali blog hop, I had to create a few cards. You can start the blog hop at Chaitali's blog (She even has some Silhouette cut files for you) and get all the details there.

Warning - Picture Heavy Post as I ended up creating three cards :)

1) I used the PDCC 155 colors (mint, gold and leather) for this card. I also used Retro Sketches #34

The lamp (diya) image is from - a free clip art. I printed it and colored it with copics. The sentiment is in Samarkan Font.

Here are PDCC Challenge panel and Retro Sketch,

2) I did this second card again using PDCC 155 colors (mint, gold and leather) and this time I used the CASE this sketch #3 for this card.

I used the same lamp clip art and sentiment. :) Just a variation in the sketch. I used gold bling for the gold color.

Here is the CASE Sketch #3,

3) Last but not the least, I used Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights stamp set to create this card. During Diwali we hang these lanterns in our homes and you get the most amazing and beautiful lanterns and this stamp set reminds me of those lanterns. I paper pierced the lanterns in bright patterned papers and kept it simple.

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights
Paper - PTI Enchanted Eventing and White CS, PTI Aqua Mist and Dark Chocolate Patterned Paper, Bo Bunny Patterned Papers, GKD Mint Card Stock, Gold Glittered Paper from Hobby Lobby
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Gem Stones, Circle Punches, PTI Scallop Border Die

Appreciate you

Hello Friends, Happy Friday :) We have a cold front here in Texas :) But it is nice and toasty in my craft all is well.

This is a card that I made for
1) CASE Study Challenge #114

I just love the design/Layout of Julia's card - you can see her original card on the CASE Study challenge blog - and kept the same and instead of the felt plants she had in her card, I used butterflies for my card.

2) I am also entering this card for the Indian craft room Challenge - ICRC22 : MONOCHROMATIC + LETTER FAMILY!!!

So, the challenge was to create a card with Monochromatic Colors and use embellishments from the same letter.

So, I went with B - Blue, Blue Patterned Papers, Butterfly, Bling, Brad (the big butterfly has a blue brad in the center).

Loved how this card turned out. I used PTI Butterfly dreams stamp set for this card and the sentiment is from PTI YOF - Lily of the Valley stamp set. I then punched out some extra butterflies using MS punches and then added some brad and bling. The blue flower felt ribbon was from stash.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Butterfly Dreams, PTI Year of Flowers - Lily of the Valley
Paper - PTI White and Hawaiian shores CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Felt Flower Ribbon from Stash, MS Butterfly Punch, PTI Butterfly Die

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 2012 PTI Blog Hop

The Challenge this time for PTI Blog hop is to create Holiday project with non traditional holiday colors. I am on a roll with my Christmas cards so this was perfect and it is always fun to experiment with Non Traditional colors. So be warned of this photo heavy post as I created three cards for today's blog hop.

1) First up is this Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz Combination,
I stamped the wreath image from PTI Wreath for all seasons in Raspberry Fizz and added the berries in Blue (I do not have PTI Hawaiian shores ink - so used a memento ink here). The sentiment from Signature Christmas was also stamped in blue. Here is the combo from Nichole Heady's Blog,

2) Second is the card I did with Pine Feather, Ocean Tides and Pure Poppy. I just loved how this card turned out,
I used Rustic Snowflakes and Dearest Jane Patterned Papers along with Ocean Tides, pine Feather, Vintage Cream card stock. Sentiment is from PTI Fillable Frames #8. I added a few snow flakes brads as well. Here is the combo from Nichole Heady's blog,

3) Last but not the least, I used Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Harvest gold combination. I also used Retro Sketches #34 for this card.
I used the PTI 2008 Holiday tags stamp set for this card and this was a truly unusual color combination for me to use for a holiday card. It was nice to work out of my comfort zone. I also used the doily details dies from PTI.
Here are the retro sketch and combo from Nichole Heady's blog,

You can stop by at Nichole Heady's blog to see more details and to see all the participants of the blog hop.

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Fillable Frame #8, PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection, PTI Wreath for All Seasons, PTI Signature Christmas
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Ocean Tides, PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Blue
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides, Pine Feather, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian shores, Raspberry Fizz and White CS., PTI Rustic Snow flakes, dearest Jane Patterned Paper
Other - PTI Spiral Notebook page die, PTI Scallop Border Die, PTI Doily Details Die, PTI Ric Rac Border Die

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Framed Christmas Card

2nd Post for the day. Please scroll down or click here to see the Cas-ual Friday Challenge Post.

I loved PTI's Fabulous frames dies and I had so many ideas with it, but some how I never created anything with them until now. As soon as I saw the Paper Players Challenge #118 - CAS Framed Challenge, I wanted to create a Christmas card with the fabulous frames Die.

I cut the Polaroid frame from Basic Grey Blitzen paper collection. I punched out the Christmas tree using the EK Success punch and then layered the frame over it with some foam dots so it looked like the tree was visible through the window. The Snowflakes patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket collection. I like how this card turned out and will probably do a few more.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Peaceful Poinsettia
Ink - PTI New Leaf
Paper - PTI White, Fine Linen and Ripe Avocado Cardstock, BG Blitzen and Cosmo Cricket Patterned paper
Other - PTI Fabulous Frames Die, EK Success Christmas Tree Punch, Gem Embellishments

CFC75 - Over the Edge

I wanted to share this quick and simple card that I did for Cas-ual Fridays #75 - Over the Edge.

I am also entering this card for the Hope you can cling to Challenge #HYCCT1205 - Courage on Split Coast Stampers Forum. 

I was inspired by the Girl Friday Laurie's card for this challenge. I CASED her card and used a different patterned paper and a Studio Calico Heart Veneer instead of the flower.

 The stamp set is a sentiment from MFT that was part of a VIP Package from last year (May I think). I just love this sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - MFT Sentiment stamp set

Paper - PTI Pink and White CS, Patterned paper from Stash
Ink - Memento Black
Other - PTI Doubled Ended Banner Die, Studio Calico Heart Wood Veneer.