Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tutorial - Heart Couple Double diamond card

hey peeps,

I am so excited to share this card ..and this is my first one for wedding!The tutorial for double diamond card is here.I did a smaller version of it - to fit the couple. Yes,I am on a diamond spree now .(Hint:some more diamond cards to follow..:))

Sentiment is from Making memories wedding set. Rest from the stash.
Ash and Tejal are gonna limit the number of entries for a challenge after sure!

one more card for ICRC9 -Celebrate!
Phindy's Place- Make your own embellishment

Today's Tip

Today I will teach you how to make the heart couple.It is super easy!

Cut or punch a heart shape in black.Cut the heart in middle for abt half an inch.Fold on either side of center cut as shown.

Now cut a v shape on the 2 folds.Using an empty ball pen, draw a center straight line till the end.Now place a tie and triangle piece of white card stock behind the black heart.If you make the coat in shades of grey, you can sponge it with black ink, around the collar.

For the lady, cut v shape from the heart, as shown in fig.

now with empty ball pen, draw lines showing the breasts and folds in dress.With color pencils, shade the lower portion of the breast and the folds in dress..the coloring does not show clearly here..Place another skin color heart behind.Lightly sponge it with red color and you can decorate it as you wish!!

I will be out of town, for 5 days.. but have scheduled keep visiting :) I am off to visit my mom n dad! :)))


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ribbon flower !! and Tip -Emboss without cuttlebug

hi ladies,

I saw ETs challenge on Yvonne's blog and immediately wanted to make ribbon flower!..:) So , for the first time in my card making, I took out a needle to make that ivory layer of the flower!! This credit goes to you Erum!.. I combined PDCC#96 colors and CardPatterns#130 to create this card!!

And here comes my creation

The colors are

The sketch is

This card also goes to
ICRC9 - Celebrate
Phindy's place - make your own embellishment
Paper Creations ink - show us your flowers

Leave me your valuable comments or suggestions.

Today's Tip

Emboss without cuttlebug!

If you are like me, do not own a cuttlebug but want that beautiful embossing on your cards, here is the tip.Take your rolling pin and apply good pressure on the folder with paper.Go over it again and again in various achieve what you want!!happy?

ET's addition to the tip: Mist the paper before embossing and the design would be much more prominent and you wont have to put too much pressure. Thanks ET!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tutorial- Heart flowers diamond top card


I had been trying to post for past 3 days... but something or other keeps me from blogging.. we go... This is another Diamond top Card I made , after this. The instructions for making this card is here.

I made this flower sometime back and it was sitting idle in a box...Found this apt for the top diamond.. I then cut strips in Echo Park papers and placed them diagonally.viola!! I love how the card turned out!!!

This card goes out for the following challenges
ICRC9- celebrate.
Lilypad- sketch for the top...(hope they accept this entry!!)
Phindy's place- make your own embellishment
Paper creations ink-show us your flowers

Please do comment to tell me you like it or not!.

Today's Tip:

I am gonna teach you how to make the above flower.. It looks beautiful on cards and what more? it is easy!! You can do this in big and small sizes(depends upon the size of heart)You can see a smaller version of this flower in this card.

All the hearts in the flower are hand cut.. just fold the heart in half..

Tuck one heart inside other as shown in the figure.Before that,apply glue on one side of heart..(except the first one,coz we need to tuck it inside the last one)

Now, you need to be really quick in doing this. The last heart might not have enough space or more space(the bg would show).. adjust the other petals, so that make room for the last petal-- before the glue dries.Tuck first petal inside last. cover the center with another flower or button or as you wish!..

I am getting good response to the tutorials.. Thanks girls .. I love making tutorials for you too...Thanks for visiting..

- Priya

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ICRC9 Celebrate!! and Scallop circle pram tutorial

hey girls,

ICR has crossed 100 members & have also had over 1000 photographs posted at the ICR gallery..!! which is really a milestone..Thanks Ash, Tejal and Sudha!! you guys rock! I know, it is much perseverance and hardwork , that brought ICR this far!! Many more milestones to come!!Congrats ..lets celebrate!This card is my entry for ICRC9 The challenge is CELEBRATIONS + NO Digi/Rubber Stamping other than Sentiments....

You know what?In the beginning I had no stamps and for digi, I was lazy to go out n take print I always ended up making cards with PP and handmade embellishments..:) So this challenge was easy!

I just made sunflower with scallop circle punch.. the inside circle is hand cut...inked up the edges..Since I wanted to participate in Melissa's challenge in Yvonne's blog and Ellephantastic, I layered some echo park and papermania papers and arranged the flowers over it!
Ribbon,pearls and button from stash.the sentiment is from cloud9 wedding set.Ah yes!!the self adhesive rhinestone is from PieLane!..

And look at the bee.. i added glitters to its wings...a close up
This card also goes to

fussyandfancychallenge --celebration
fussyandfancychallenge -- use 3 or more of favourite embellishment (Rhinestones)
Paper creations ink-show us your flowers

So please write a comment to let me know what you think!

Today's Tip

Use you scallop punch to make a pram!!

Cut out 3 scallops from a scallop circle and for the laces, punch as shown in the 2 photo.. For handle punch using the swirl punch.. the wheels can be cut or punched with circle punch.. a flower inside and a pearl on it.. ur pram is good to use on card.. will show card soon using this :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

A thousand Sheets of Paper Candy!!

hello every one,

Amy is so generous to give away a thousand sheets of Paper and some stamps too...YUmmmy! is nt it..?So just chk out her blog for more details..
I am already drooling over the candy!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Penny Slider Baby girl card!

Hi there,

My dear most friend is blessed with a baby girl! and I bought some baby gifts and a card for her.. She is 6 months old now and I thought a penny slider card would catch her interest.. and it did.. I am happy
You can find the tutorial for the card here.

So here is the card.. Stamps are from Fiskars Bottles and Blankets set.
The teddy bear is bought from local shop..PP from itsy bitsy

Today's Tip
You want some polka dot PP?Are you not able to find such papers in the color u want?Here is an idea!

Sponge a mesh with the color of ink u want!! You get great results...believe me.!!Another easy way to create PP!

You can see, how I used the above technique in this post(second card).
Hope this is of some help!!happy crafting!

Friday, August 19, 2011

ICR meet @Isphahani Center- 17 Aug

hello ppl!!!,

Excited to share with you, we Chennai ladies finally got together at Isphahani Center.Hurray!

There were 4 of us - me, Priya Venkat, Shobana and Varshitha.It was so much fun and I am still thinking abt it!!!

We made it more than girls chit chat and had a demo. Priya Venkat brought her minis, for us to touch n hold it and to savour the beauties, which we only saw online these many days!

Left to Right - Shobana, Priya Venkat, Priya Sivaraj with son,Varshitha

Priya Venkat and Shobana so kind to bring us goodie bag from their new venture-Paperz..

On the whole, we had a great time and I am looking forward for more such events... and yes... it feels so good to meet ppl sharing same interest , coz there is lotss to talk abt! :)))

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tri Fold Accordian Mini

hi ppl,

Tried a tri fold accordian .. this is for a sweet friend, who likes Brown(actually crazy!).When I open her wardrobe I see browns everywhere..!:)
Left ample space for journaling and attach photos..

The first page looks like this..

The flower is made of scallop circle!!ha..ha I am putting my punch to good use these days:)The buttons are from Dolly(20 20 swop).

There is another accordian inside to hold the photos..Distressed the doily n tag..Added some punched butterfly and flowers..

Could nt wait to glue the photos!! and write our stories!:)Hope she likes it..:)

I am sending this to Craftyjcchallenge

ok.. from today on I promise to give a tip or tutorial with every post I make.So that, u not only get to see my creations, but also learn something whenever you visit my blog..:) Happy crafting!!

Today's Tip:

Use ur Sakura punch and scallop circle punch to create some more shapes..
Just give a twist to the punched paper and punch again!here we go...

You can see , how I used them for Lions in this post.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Radha Krishna mural

hello there,

For the past 2 days I had been working on a Mural... And I think it came out well!! The base is wood.. covered with chips for texture and some M seal it!!

Look at the Radha Krishna Statue!!! hmmm.. i know what u think now.. ok..ok..It is not hand made.. wood statue bought from Raja Stores :)Easy way to beautify your mural .. rather a lazy way :) please leave a comment to let me know what you think..

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review - Magnetic Multi Shaper Punch

Hi all,

I thought it would be a good idea to write a review on one of my new purchases-- Magnetic Multishaper punch from Blue Hills Studio(This link has a video tutorial and all the available designs). I bought the model Baby's breath from Joann.

I was skeptical abt this punch at first...coz it was too good to beleive!!With so much of thoughts, finally I decided to buy it.My punch took its debut in these cards.Though it is too early to say,I feel, I am totally happy with it coz it could be used for cards,scrapbooks, borders,journaling, stamping!..etc. Here is how it looks like.

When it reached me, there were no instructions with it.. and I thought I will have to browse through the net for instructions..But to my surprise I was able to create cirlces and ovals without reading any instructions!! It was so easy..We need to insert the paper at right position and the magnets clasp together perfectly, allowing you punch!!And the best thing is, you need not precut circle or oval and create designs over them...any rectangle paper would do.

Yet I find it difficult to cut thick papers.. Pattern paper and papers less than 150gsm are ok. 200gsm, need to press with difficulty and much pressure. Above 200 gsm, I think it is impossible to cut..

These are what my punch is supposed to do
and I could do all !!...If planned correctly, I think,I could use it to punch around the page too..

Pros: One Punch does it all, value buy, easy to use, beautiful crisp intricate deisgns, needs no precut circle or oval.
Cons:Does nt cut through thick papers.


Here is some more I could do with it.

Now you ppl tell me,
if this review was useful?
Would you like more reviews like this in future?
should I elaborate more on something?

Pls don hesitate to comment or mail me if u have any doubts..I will be happy to answer.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scallop circle Animals

hello crafters,

Off late I am experimenting with my scallop circle punch and I find that I could make sooo! much with the punch.. Firstly I am showing you the animals me and my son created with them.My sweet boy was more than happy to punch for me and I assembled them together..:)Just love them.. cool is nt it?

If you have any doubts, you can comment here.. I am might be slow in responding for 2 days.

Now tell me , which one you like.. Would love to hear it from you..

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Birthday for my son!

hi ladies,

My son's bday was last Sunday. We had a small gathering of close friends and relatives and it was super fun! really enjoyed it!!

So for today's post, it is his b day cards... :).I made an endless card and Diamond top card for him.. For now I will show you the second one..

The instructions for making this card is here.

Just stickers on the top- from the Echo Park country drive collection. and itsy bitsy PP.

And these are the triangular gate fold thank you cards I made for them.

The doily in the centre done with Baby's breath punch.Sentiment from inkadinkado.PP is from Daisy n Dandelion Paper pack.Here is the standing view

Hope you like it!! Will be back with my endless card soon

Romina's yummy candy and Scrap korner Huge sale!

hi there,

Romina is offering a drool worthy candy!!look at those mulberry flowers! amazing is nt it!!So do visit her blog and leave some love! :)

There is a whopping 75% sale going on at ScrapKorner..For more details chk out here!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Other cards in the series

hello crafters!!,

Following my last post, today I have a few cards to show you...

Now coming to the pattern paper, i saw it in the net and wanted to do this damask, for a long time...but ET and Tejal preceded me.. and so what?!better late than never ! :))

After creating it, i really fell in love with it! I could nt stop making cards...
The first one has flower, made of scallop circle, folded in half, twice.

The second one is another of my attempts to make own pp.I sponged the paper, through the mesh(actually masked)..

The third one...another usual card.. label made from scallop circle punch,1/3 cut from both sides...ha..ha.. now it looks like stampin up label !!

All sentiments are from inkadinkado.Used Fiskars corner lever punch..

Now All of them together!! wow!! i like them!

Do let me know your views...waiting for it!!
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