Friday, December 24, 2010

Best of 2010

  Although I have declared a break, I could nt resist this post for the Best work of 2010 event of Kavitha.
   Here is what I feel the best work of 2010- The Ganesha Tanjore painting.

   This is my second Tanjore painting(Jan 2010) I did after learning a Oonjal Krishna- which is a common painting.I wanted to try a not so common piece.And here comes our ganesha with Yaal(It is a musical instrument used centuries ago and our tamil poets describe," its  music is the sweetest of the sounds.."!!)
    I enjoyed doing each and every minute work - be it muck work,foil work ,stone work or painting and really relish the outcome.I could proudly display this is my work.But the photo is not sharp enough to cover the ridges of the foil. I gifted this to my in-laws with a Chettinad V frame.
   Here is how it looks with the frame.

    Please post your valuable comments.

Butterflies, flowers and a break

     Today this is a card for card pattern #95. So simple card in red and green..  I somehow always feel I could add something more to the card.But that is ok.. The butterfly is handcut and I made a lace with the punched flowers ha..ha..The Orange background is a hand made paper.Rest is from my stash.
Here is the sketch.
And here goes my card.

     Please let me know your views in the comments.. It is more important to me you know.Firstly it helps to improve my blog and secondly it makes me happy. Thanks for all of you who regularly read my blog and encourage me.

      I am taking a break for about 10 days. Will have limited access to internet and will miss reading all your blogs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody out there. May this year bring you all that you wish to have!..  happy blogging :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas card yet again

     This time my hubby wanted to give Christmas card for his friend and I happily agreed to make one :)   

    I downloaded this cute Santa image some time back, dont remember from which site.Added some puffy medium to santa's hair,gloves and cap.The pattern paper is from Papermania. The snowflakes on the top is 2 layered.I cut out 2 snowfalkes and glittered them green and white,glued some stones on them.The tags for the sentiment is handcut.I loved the way the card has turned out.Have I added so much glitter?!
This is another book mark with the scraps.. :)
I am sending this card to

CraftyJC challenge

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Mansi!

    Our blogger friend Mansi is celebrating her Birthday today. She is a very good crafter(Mansi's blog) and never fails to comments on my cards. Thank you so much Mansi. Here is a token of my love.

   I created this card for her. It opens like a door card.Hope you like it...:) The cardstock is a hand made paper, which I bought long long ago... I thought pink and lavender would be apt for a girly birthday card.
See that gorgeous yellow pattern paper behind.. went for shopping , after seeing Kavitha's papers...(wink..)The butterfly is from itsy  bitsy. The rest from my stash.

By the way Mansi is offering a super duper blog candy.. Chk out her blog for more...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thinking of you

I made a super quick card combining the sketch of Mojo Monday#169 and the colors of PDCC#60.
Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday.
And here are the color schemes from PDCC

And here comes my card.Could I have added something more in the card?Looks simple is nt it? let me know your views.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just for fun!

       I made this card just for fun! Yes. On seeing my hubby's birthday card 2010, my little son, asked me with a beseeching smile, "Will you make a card for me?" . Moved by his request, I immediately sat down for making this card and finished it soon. He likes Santa and he liked the card too..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas cards

      I made two quick Christmas cards this time. This card goes for the card patterns #94
Here is my second card for get sketchy #68.

I am sending both the cards to Crafty JC #5 -Christmas
 Mami doodles #16 - anything goes

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My hubby's bday 2010

      Yesterday my hubby celebrated his birthday and I made this card for him.
     I cut the cake in foam, colored it with acrylic colors .Then added some glitters , glue and gloss and let it dry for a day!(Chennai climate was so chilly .Believe it!).It is not clearly visible in photo.. but in reality looks yummy!
     I started with some idea in mind and finally ended up with a card like this.I know the bow in the card makes it more girly.I tried various things but nothing worked out.Anyways, he liked the card..(wink..can he say the other way? :) ).
     Your comments and suggestions about the card are welcome. Thank you for all of you to take time in appreciating my work.It s encouraging and makes me happy :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas card

    With so many christmas cards floating around, i could nt resist doing one for my blog.. and this is my first christmas card.I used 4 pattern papers and they seem to have done justice to the card.Your suggestions for improvements and comments for the card are welcome.

     I am linking this card to card patterns #93

     I am also sending this card to Color Throwdown #122.
So here comes my card

Also linking to Cooking it up with Katie - Red Christmas card

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunflower and bee

 Today I am playing along for Mojo Monday #168
     I added a quilled sunflower and a bee. The bee in the circle is hand drawn.For the wings I added some glitters and put some Glue and Gloss to give a transparent effect.Sentiment is hand written.Hope you like the card. Do tell some suggestions or comments. I appreciate it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

My mom is the best!

      It has been raining so heavily in Chennai for the past 60 hrs or so... and  guess what, this is the first time I am wearing sweaters since I came to Chennai Its holiday for schools today and my dear son is at home.
      Today morning I sat down for making this card and it was fun for him to meddle with my things.He misplaced a few things and I had to keep hunting for it and it was like never ending.. hmm.. So finally I am done with my card... enough of my own stories.
      Now about the card. I am sending this card for Get Sketchy Challenge 67 . Above is the sketch.
      I do not have all the fancy stuffs for card making. Trying to do with all that I have at home. I tried to emboss the background with a design on a box top. It was futile.Shows very lightly on the card. The ribbon kindda thing is the paper crimped through a quilling crimper and I added a quilled flower in matching color.The below lace is hand cut. The rest is left to your observation. Overall I liked the card. How do you like it?

 Another closer view.
Sending it to another challenge craftypad-anything goes

Friday, December 3, 2010


    I am linking up this card for Challenge 141 of Cute card Thursday.The color of the card should be blue.
    Here is another challenge --  Julie's challenge on Yvonne's blog. The challenge requires you to use old and new goodies to make a card and here is my take on it.
        The pattern paper and scallop scissor are old and the ribbons and buttons are new.
        The pattern paper is from papermania pack.I felt the card had a dull look. So I added some yellow color in it to brighten up and it worked..:) The flower is foam cut. Buttons and ribbons from my stash.So how does it look?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Have a wonderful day!

           This week I am playing for Sketch92  and Play Date Cafe PDCC#58. I combined both the challenges and came out with this card.

  This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC#58 is Red and White.I have added a little black too.Hope they do not mind it.This Red, white and black combo never lets me down.

So here comes my creation.

       I used Ghingham ribbon in the middle, just because the challenge sketch had that in it.. lol.. I dotted up the upper portion, just to match the middle ribbon. The card in reality actually looks beautiful than the photo..Do let me know your views.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Digital Images - Freebie

    I would like to share with you some digital stamps I collected over so many websites. Copyrights reserved to respective authors or artists. Feel free to download and use the digistamps. Do show me the card, you create with them.Happy card making :)

Blue dragonfly..

     I liked the way the card has come up and this is one of my favourites.Pattern paper is from Papermania and the dragonfly is foamcut.I had a matching ribbon in my stash and yippee the card is done!
     Left the sentiment  blank to fill it up later. This card can go with any occasion.

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