Saturday 24 July 2010

Magenta flowers

I have made the scrunchie flowers from Sizzix and Carla craft punches. A lot of credit for shaping these flowers goes to my blogland buddies as well as You Tube tutorials. Thank you all - I love the new look of my punched flowers.

Quick makes - ladybugs

These two cards are quick makes... The red flower stickers are left overs from a pack while the lady bug is a cut out from wrapping paper. The best wishes stamp is so tiny - am not too pleased with that. Used glitter glue and pop up glue to jazz it all up.
The lady bug is from the same wrapping paper as the card above. The Happy Birthday stamp looks more decent, I think. :)

Friday 23 July 2010

Tissue paper and food colour

The yellow tissue paper was hand dyed by my daughter with vegetable dyes. The punches are from Carla Craft.
These flowers were punched on shimmery tissue and card stock from Sizzix minis. They have been pasted on pearlised and crinkled handmade paper.

Wednesday 21 July 2010


I am trying to learn rubber stamping... My daughter seems to be much better at it. I sometimes leave out vital details in the stamp while she gets it right at the first go! I find this word stamp so meaningful.

Heart with rose

I used a heart shaped sponge as a stamp on black Crayola paper. The heart was hand torn and the rose was made by yours truly. Sorry, the picture is horizontal while it actually should have been vertical.

Vintage car

This was one of my first tries with distress ink. A bit too green, I'm afraid. I will get better with time!! The vintage car stamp is from Funstamps from Hobbycraft in London and so is the plastic mosaic. Yet another attempt at a card for a man!! :)

Doll with ribbons

I made this card for a six-year-old girl's birthday. The blue rose was made by me. It looked really bland initially so I kept adding lace and different kinds of ribbons till it look dressy enough.

Quick make - lock and key

This lock and key sticker was bought from a cheap store that sells wrapping paper and stickers. It came in a set of five. I am left with only two now and when I went looking for more there were none!! :( The foil is from my kitchen and the square blue paper is a post-it. It sold off for 2 dollars in my last charity sale.

Quick make - champagne bottle

I bought these stickers from a museum shop in Prague. They look far more shimmery in real life. The pearlised green paper was created by painting ordinary paper with pearl paint that belonged to my daughter. I crushed it to give it a distressed look.

Fabric and wool

The circular shaped patches have been recycled from fabric. A lady bought this card at my last sale. It somehow looked much better in real life.

Circles and squares

Here is another effort at making a unisex card. Have used different textures and punched out circles and squares. Too childish for the highly advanced artists of blogland... but it was fun to make it.

Dog with flower and lace

Hello, all you lovely artists in blogland. Here is a card that my daughter stamped and coloured with Marvy brush markers. I stuck it on brown card stock. The distressed effect was my first try with distress ink that was gifted to me on my birthday. The lace is not really matching but I always seem to suffer from this great urge to use it... ;) And sometimes it is misplaced!!!

Monday 12 July 2010

Girl with dog

This card was made by my 10 year old daughter Zeenya, for one of her friends. She felt that the card was not too birthdayish so she rummaged through my drawers and found the blue balloons. She coloured everything in with Maped colour pencils and I helped her paste the ribbon.

Saturday 10 July 2010

Quilled card

Another quilling card. My quilled cards sell off the quickest! So they are worth the hard work. The flowers are made out of parchment paper while the leaves have been cut manually out of light card stock.