Monday, November 10, 2014

Floral card...

Hi! I recently visited the new Itsy Bitsy store at Kurla, Mumbai. It was a fab experience and I picked up many things. Definitely going back soon! One of my favourite finds was the Sizzix Wildflower die. Here is the card I made using that die.


Entering this card in the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches #161


Shopping Our Stash - SOS #176: Leaf Me Alone!

Hope you liked this card. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Love,
Nandini


Shades of red...

Hi! I treated myself to a Diwali gift this year and picked up some stuff from Crafters Corner and The Craft Shop, since both were offering very good deals!

One of my favourite picks was the Spellbinder's Botanical Swirls die. Absolutely love this die! Here is one of the cards I made.



The DP is from Chimanlal. The sentiment is from Micia and I embossed it with Glitter Red embossing powder which I picked up from Itsy Bitsy.

Entering it in the following challenges:

CMCC #45 - Colour Me ... Monochromatic


I used two shades of red. Actually three, if you count the EP.

Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog #120 - Photo Inspiration



I was very inspired by the red and gold palette.

Hope you liked this card. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Love,
Nandini

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A quick card...

Hi! I am back after a very long break, with a quick card.


Entering this in the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge SOS #175: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'. The challenge is to use something round. I have used the Lea'bilities Round Lace Frame die and Sizzlits Phrase die. I covered both with red glitter embossing powder from Wow & also added a little gold powder to the round frame. The technique is from Jennifer Mcguire's video tutorial on making faux metal embellishments

Here is a closer look at the card.



Also entering this in the Virginia's View Challenge #9.


I have used gold embossing powder. Also the cream handmade paper has gold misting which is not very visible in the photo.

Hope you liked this little card.

Love,
Nan

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Card for Stretch Your Stamps 2...

Hi! Another card that I made as part of the Stretch Your Stamps 2.


The base is white hand made paper. Stamp is from We R Memory Keepers. The sentiment is from Bo Bunny and the inks are from Itsy Bitsy.

Very simple card which came together very fast.

Love,
Nan

Monday, August 18, 2014

Graphic stamps...

Hi! A quick post to showcase the card I made as a part of day 8 of Stretch Your Stamps 2: Create borders.


The base is white hand made paper. The stamp set is from CAS-ual Fridays. I used 3 shades of green to create the border.


The sentiment die is from Sizzix. And the stamped sentiment is from Bo Bunny. I stamped only part of it.

Entering this card in the Sentimental Sundays Challenge #220: Monochromatic Colors.

Love,
Nan

A Blog Hop and Inspiration Card...

Hi! The CASE Study Challenge Blog, one of my favorite challenges, is celebrating its 4th anniversary. There is a blog hop and also a challenge. After going through the hop, we can make a card inspired by one of the pieces of art work. I really enjoyed the hop and all the great inspiration present. But the card that I really fell in love with was by one of my all time favorites, Jennifer McGuire. You can check out her awesome creation here.

And my take on her card is this:


The base is white hand made paper. I used some water color paints from my daughter's supplies. The strip on the left is paper pieced using strips that I painted with the same colours used for the flowers. The stamp set is from Itsy Bitsy. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays and stamped on some translucent white paper with gold embossing powder.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

CASE Study Challenge Blog:
CASE Study 4th Anniversary Week #2


I cased Jennifer McGuire's gorgeous water color card.

CAS(E) This Sketch #88:
I used this lovely sketch


Crazy For CAS:
Challenge #51 - Watercolouring

Beyond Grey Challenges:
BGC #57 - Watercolours

Hope you liked this card. I sure did! 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Love,
Nan

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A decorated notebook...

Hi! The last swap at Swap Central India was notebooks.

Here was my entry.


I found a ready notebook with a lovely green handmade paper cover. I just embellished it with some papers from my stash and my favourite Chloe stem die.


The title is embossed in gold.

I also decorated the inside page of the note book and added two bookmarks.


Here is a pic with the book marks in.


A simple project which I hope my swap partner liked.

Love,
Nan