Sunday, April 21, 2013

Paper-cut leaf

Hi Friends

I like doing symmetrical designs and recently tried paper cutting.  This is the first ever Paper-cut attempted by me. This is a design I had saved some time back.  I asked permission from the original artist Heather Clements and this is her design. I enjoyed doing it and may do some more in future. I cut the leaf on handmade cream color paper and later mounted on textured green paper, the flowers are punched out from the same cream handmade paper using a medium punch. base is again a handmade paper in a tie-dye kind of design in lovely turquoise!!

I later on stuck a border around and added some pearls. Hope you like it. The paper cut card is very precious to me and is going to my good friend Selma D' Silva in Mumbai who is very fond of paper-cutting. In fact I started looking for paper-cut patterns with her in mind. 

I do hope you like it, its a pleasure to read your encouraging comments. I plan to do another one , I would like to invite your suggestions about the background you may want to see or any other way I can mount this. thank you......

linking to MIMnotjustahousewife

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Graphical Card

Hi Friends
I made this card for the kalalayaa geo-graphical challenge. One has to make a CAS card with geometrical or graphical shapes on it. 

I used a beautiful silver, grey and fawn/tan pattern paper with geometrical design. I matted it on black cardstock and made a bloom with silver metallic paper to go with the lovely silver on the PP.

Here are some pics to show the way I made the flower, just hand drawn flower shape, gave little texture and cut and assembled the flower as per the pics below, leaves are also hand drawn and cut and embossed with an  empty refill. 

I think this is CAS enough but the silver makes it special but at the same time difficult to photograph. Hope you all like it!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Simple CAS card

Hi Friends

Here's my first CAS  card, used a green handmade paper with lovely texture and black cardstock with teeny tiny glitter.

Hope you like it
linking to Less is more

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My first Blog Award..........

I am very happy to receive my first blog award. Thank you so much Swathi for passing me this award.


- thank  the person who gave you the award

- put a link of her/his blog in your blog

- put in your blog the logo of the award

- give the award to 7 blogs with less than 50 members

- put links to this blog

- inform these people that they received the award

- write 7 thing (facts) about yourself 

I have to pass this award to 7 bloggers with less than 50 members. I think that this wonderful award provides encouragement to new bloggers like me. Visit the following blogs since they all have amazing ideas and projects to share and please spread some happiness and cheer.:

7 facts about myself:
  • I like to do ten things at the same time and fit crafting in the middle of doing a lot of things.
  • I enjoy the process of learning new things and try and find out all I can about anything which catches my fancy.
  • In the last three years have got into chocolate making, baking and now quilling with a passion.
  • I have learnt a lot from the net and bloggers and feel that you always attract your kind of people even in the virtual world.
  • I enjoy crafting just as a hobby and for the challenge of doing something I have never trained for.
  • I like everything natural, handmade and have a special affinity with Indian folk arts, handicrafts and hand loom products.
  • I love theatre, films and sufi music. 
Thank you for giving me so much love and support in such a short time!!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A cheerful sunny day

quilled card
Hi Friends

Just a quick quilled card. The background paper is handmade paper and the textured white card stock is salvaged from the cover of an old project report submitted by one of my father's PhD students.

Hope you like it.....thanks for dropping in

Friday, April 5, 2013

Self designed PP

Another quick post share a rushed work.

This self made PP was quickly made at around 23:00 hrs yesterday as my younger son suddenly remembered (???) that he needed a copy cover in this particular shade of pink for his school club notebook and it had to be embellished too!!!

Well!! the problem was that firstly, I did not have any chart paper of this color,Secondly: I was too tired and sleepy and lastly: I was upset that he told me so late.

but as most of you know, mothers never have a choice!!!!

so found two A 4 size sheets of pink, pasted them together, put a glitter tape on the joint and then just randomly drew spirals with glitter pen and a swirl with glitter glue to finish off ( what will I do without the glitter, have used three glitter products here :)

not too bad !! at least my son was satisfied and happy and I was allowed to go to sleep......
just sharing in case it is helpful to any of you in such emergencies.......:)
also it has given me some ideas to make some PP for future use.
and thank god I had this shade of pink at least in A4 size!!
Pl do leave your comments and suggestions, Its a pleasure to hear from you ...

Quilled card using recycled magzine border strips

Hi Friends

sharing a simple quilled card made using hand-cut  magazine border strips.

This magazine had lovely pastel colors and design on the borders. Here's a side view so you can see the details.  
Hope you like it. 

Pl do leave your comments and suggestions, Its a pleasure to hear from you ...
linking to cuddlebugcuties

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