Wednesday 14 March 2018

Drawbridge Box

Hello Everyone.....Today my post is about a class I attended recently. Since I moved to Houston Texas (6 months back) I've been looking for some craft classes.That's when found this small scrapbook store "SCRAPPNSAVVY "with lots of classes.They have Cardmaking, Graphic 45, Copic marker classes, Box of the month class and many more. I chose to go for Box of the month class.When I first saw this box , it looked like a drawbridge..... that was first word popped into my mind. Jane was one of the instructors at the store, she kept the class lively and fun. She was amazing instructor. We finished the box structure in 3 hrs with precut chipboards. We were also provided with instruction on how to create the box from scratch.

Front View

Top View

Back View

I turned the box into a display case for my quilled dolls.

Added Tags and a Metal embellishment.

To give the sentiment a better look I added a shadow effect with marker.

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Lots of Sparkle

Hi Everyone.....Lets begin the year with lots of sparkle.This year brought lot of changes in my life ....I moved from India to US,setting up my craftroom ....once again getting into the rhythm of blogging.Hoping to post all my past works.
Now lets get to the card.
This card was made a long time back for a blog challenge.Challenge was about adding lots of sparkle.
Stencil from Tim Holtz.....stenciled the texture paste onto the card and added clear glitter to it.
Diamond was cut out from Cricut and added a glitter paper to the back , raised it  with foam dots.

Saturday 17 June 2017

First Impression of DREAM CUT

Hi after a very long time I'm here I'm going to write about my first impression about a die cutting machine.

 I saw this DREAM CUT machine at the launch party video, it looked very small and cute but I didn't feel like buying it since I already own Bigshot, Cuttlebug, Cricut expression, Cricut explore and Brother ScanNcut. This machine is from ITSY BITSY leading craft store in India. I wanted to have a look at the machine so I went there with my son Sumesh my junior prodigy. Both of us played with Dream cut. Its was extremely smooth no need of any extra pressure. My son tried it once and he was so impressed he told me " mom you should definitely buy this we'll sell cuttlebug and bigshot". I came home with Dream cut. My son wanted to unbox the dream cut so here we go.

The machine is lighter than cuttlebug.

Both us wanted to see if its same with other company dies so we tried with Lawn Fawn, MFT ,Sizzix and DCAM dies.All dies same results no extra pressure, no extra shim....some needed one roll others couple more but same result neat cut.We also took a video to show how quiet the machine is, no cranking,no bending of the plates absolutely smooth.In the launch video my friend TANVI SHAH said it cuts like butter its very very true.

 At last my son made a card with the diecuts and itsy bitsy sequins for his grandma's birthday.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Jute Journal Cover

Eclectic Ellapu "it's a MAN THING"
Painted my Journal Cover edges with brown paint.

After it dried I stuck the Jute with hot glue,trimmed off the extras. Printed all the images onto a glossy photo paper...edged them with distress ink. 

Stamped the corners with Archival brown ink and at last added little texture with Art Stencil and Camlin texture paste.

Christmas Gifts

Simply create too blog challenge "Christmas in July"
Simple gifts for Teachers during holiday season.Created the cut file for the mug and snowflake with Cricut design space. Made a pocket with  the mug, added Hot Chocolate and spoon.Tag from studio-g stamp.

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Beach Card.

This Month Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu is Life's a Beach theme. I planned to go with a fun card so I chose my cute whale stamp. For the sand embossed kraft card.Waves were cut out from cricut explore.Added glitter to the waves and colored the heart and the sun.Stamped the sentiment with Archival ink before embossing.

Blue & Red Card

Here again.... I made this for the SCT blog challenge in June......theme Red, White and Blue......since that month was my hubby b'day I chose to do a Birthday Card for him.Cut out the shapes from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Contemporary Squares Etched Die. Mix and Match the color of the Square. Sentiment from Fiskars Birthday Stamp Set. And also made a matching Envelope for the card.

Lady in Pink

This lady was created for Simply Create Too blog challenge for the month of April and the theme was Ladies Only. For the background embossed the black card with and embossing folder which was a free gift from a magazine.Rubbed white Gelatos on the top to give that pop up look.Matted it to the Pink Card.As for the lady and the rose... found the image online, cut it out with Cricut Explore.Added pearl and glitter to finish it off.

Carnival Card

Hi Friends....its been quite some time I updated my blog....getting back from my vacation mode is the hard part,but I have lots of projects to share.
This is a carnival card made for Eclectic Ellapu card challenge.....the horse was cutout with my favorite cricut machine.Found these Alphabets tags in my stash and added them to a ribbon.Finished the card with pearls and glitter.

Thursday 21 April 2016

Dance in the Rain Journal Page

Background done with Faber-Castell Gelatos. Just to give little texture I added teardrops with puff paint. Scroll diecut from Sizzix die and Umbrella from spellbinders.The ballet girl cutout from a magazine.