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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Embossing - dry stencil embossing

I have dry embossed this card with brass stencils and coloured it with pearlised chalks. Then I gently ran over the teapot and cups with glitter glue and metallic pens. 
It looks better in person... thanks to my poor camera. :(
To fill in the empty space at the bottom I have used the Mary Engelbreit teapots punch.
Manual embossing can be a bit laborious sometimes... but the end results are always fun.

Penny Black Stamp - Triple play


My daughter and I loved this Penny Black stamp the moment we saw it. She stamped it on white card stock and coloured it with her Maped pencils. She is much better at stamping than I ever will be... 
I adorned it with paper from Hallmark and some ribbon from my stash.  Another attempt at making a boy's card.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Partly recyled again - gift wrap and wall paper

The inspiration for this card has come from one of the quick makes I saw at Sandra's blog when I visited it for the very first time. Thank you, Sandra...


 I have die cut the hearts from Sizzix and guess what I have used to make the hearts? The silver paper has been recycled from gift wrap while the creamy hearts have been die cut from a beautiful wall paper roll I bought for barely 2 or 3 pounds in a hardware shop in the suburbs of London.  To make it look posh, I used pearlised baby blue card stock - which sadly cannot be seen in this image.


The hearts at the bottom have been punched using Carla craft minis. It looks much better in person as the pattern on the wall paper cannot be seen in this poor image. What a pity!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Some cards for charity requested by Charity Crafter

Hi, dear blogger pals, this is one of the many cards that my mum made. She always manages to make cards for me to sell.  It will go to http://www.gsdlifeline.com/ which is a UK based charity that supports dogs. This was in response to Leigh (www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com/) who requested if cards could be donated to this charity.





This is a bunch of 20 cards - all packed with matching envelopes in individual plastic seal bags that I will be sending to the above charity. Sorry the picture quality is not very good. 
Am soooo.... excited!!! :-) 

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Award from Sandra

I am so delighted to receive this sweet , sweet award from Sandra

I feel honoured and so motivated - infact I was on a high yesterday and my ten year old daughter could notice it. It is my first award so it is extra special.

Now I better follow the rules pertaining to this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award - Sandra - http://www.rosepetalcreations.blogspot.com/
It means the world to me because it is my first award from such a lovely person.

2. Put it on your blog - which I have.

3. List three things about yourself:

I am addicted to paper and card making.
I enjoy having my charity card sales.
I love visiting other blogs and looking at the wonderful creations.

4. Post a favourite picture:




5. Pass this award to 5 other bloggers. I would like to pass this on to:


Thank you, my dear blogger pals for making me richer and happier!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Thank you Sandra and Leigh

Today was a very special day for me because I received two awards... the first one was from Sandra and the other from Leigh . Thank you for making my day and making me feel on top of the world. Making cards anyway puts me on top of the world but receiving awards is like the cherry topping on a cake.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Partly recycled

The gifts on this card are recycled from old wrapping paper which I cut out and painted with glitter glue. The three gems on the right are from the UK - cannot remember the brand. The metallic flowers are from my stash.

Card for men

I made this card last night using a vingtage car stamp. I lack ideas for making cards for men at most times... I literally have to struggle!!!
The green and the blue strips are made of cloth  which I recycled. The green embossed paper is handmade from India.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

One hundred percent handmade

I am so chuffed because yesterday I tried making these roses (or whatever) by myself after watching You Tube tutorials and other bloggers. 

The big voilet flower was die cut from Sizzix and the small flowers were made with Carla craft punch. The lilac distressed effect was done while playing with paints with my two and a half year old daughter. The pinkish mauve paper at the bottom is handmade paper that I bought at a handicraft exhibition in India.
This picture is a close up of the flowers... sorry there is shadow on the picture.  My love affair with scrunchie flowers continues...

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Bird punch card

I love this bird punch - it is fairly popular with my kind customers. I stuck violet paper under the bird and pink under the flowers. Green went under the branch. That was more time consuming than I thought.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Scrunchie flowers

This was my daughter's handiwork with scrunchie flowers... The paper is from Card making and Papercraft. The pink flower looks prettier in real.
This lace is almost 90 years old... my great grandfather bought it from Europe. I found it lying in one of my treasure boxes and decided to use it... The paper is handmade from India. The centre of the scrunchie flower has been made from a tiny bit of loofah!!

More scrunchie flowers... I seem to have gone overboard with them!



My daughter picked this stamp from Hobby Craft in London this summer. I thought it was very appropriate for wine lovers. ;)


Monday, 9 August 2010

Paisley with scrunchie flowers

I seem to have fallen in love with these scrunchie flowers. Thanks again to all the inspiration from my lovely blogland pals and You Tube tutorials. This card is made on handmade card stock from India. The green paper is actually packing paper that we used when we moved to Indonesia. I gave it a distressed effect with my children's paints and my greenVersa stamp pad. The dried leaf is from Prague where we were this summer. I don't think I should have used metallic gel markers on the leaf. It makes it synthetic!!! :(
I fell in love with this cow stamp at the first instant...