Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Seasons' Greetings for Freshly Brewed

Hi Beautiful people,

Hope everyone had a very nice and blessed Christmas. 

We had a two week challenge at FBC and can't believe the two weeks went by so swiftly :). Only two more days are left when we usher through the doors of a fresh NEW YEAR. So, in spirit of celebrating, we at FBC are creating craft projects on the theme - CELEBRATION - NEW YEAR.

So, here is my chic card that comes with some sparkles and glitters and a feather boa :).

Isn't that cuppa looking hot?? I colored the image in pencils, dab a little gold and silver sponge here and there and tie this cute lill' chennile wrap around its neck (in place of a measuring tape). You can also get this image and some other awesome images from Fresh Brewed Designs Shop.

Rest of the card is embossed  with dazzling embossing powders.

I used a sketch from CPS. CPS#183

I am entering the card into following challenges:
Woodware USA: challenge#7 'anything goes'
For Fun Challenges: challenge 'New Year'
Simon Says Stamps: 'anything goes'
Crafts and Me: challenge#19 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments: challenge#18 'anything goes'
Aly's Sunday Sketch: ASS32 'anything goes'
OSAAT: challenge#43 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs: 'anything goes'
CES Challenges: challenge#17 'anything goes'
Moving Along with the Time: 'anything goes' {no Christmas cards}
Digi Doodle's Shop Best: challenge#39 'anything goes'


Before signing off, I want you to meet my cute little snowman that I made on my patio. We got out first official snowfall here in CT on Sunday. It was more of a blizzard... so windy and blinding and it continued till Monday. Thanks God,  the sun came up after mid day. But the temperatures are freezingly cold {brrrrr}

See you everyone {before New Year ;)} with my another creation.

Wish you all have a lovely NEW YEAR.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas at Blackleaf Studio

Hey Everyone,

"Wish you all my bloggy friends a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Have a fun filled & wonderful New Year 2011"

So, have you received all your wonderful Christmas gifts from Santa today? I guess you all been very nice through this year..lolzz. Just kidding, I know you all are very nice souls. Thank you all for accepting me and appreciating my projects all way through. 

Its Sketch Saturday time at Blackleaf Studio and its my turn for the post. Sorry for being so late, this naughty migraine pain is not ready to take 'time-out' since morning: (. So here I am posting my card at this time of the day. 

So, this is the sketch:

And my card based on the sketch. I twisted it a lill' bit with front as back and back as front :).

I used some embossing folders to showcasing a scene of some snow and snow-heaps. The sleigh full of gifts is sliding down on its way for delivering the gifts :)).

The image is from Blackleaf Studio and you can buy this and many other awesome sets from their  Etsy shop too. And don't forget to join us and play along this week's challenge for some fun image winning.

I am playing along the following challenges with this card:
All Sorts: challenge#83 'anything goes'
Bee Crafty: challenge#45 'rough around the edges'
Ellephantastic: challenge#21 'Christmas/Winter'
Totally Gorjuss: challenge#61 'for someone special'
Simon Says: 'anything goes'
The Crafty Pad: challenge#102 'Merry Christmas'
Karber: challenge#4 'Christmas card'
One Stitch at a Time: challenge#43 'anything goes'
Paper Sundaes: challenge#49 'cut it out'

Hope you are having a super nice Christmas and safe Holidays. 

Happy Crafting!


Friday, December 17, 2010

New Year is here at Paper Cutz

Hello Everyone,

Hope your Christmas shopping is going on in full swing :). Here, at Paper Cutz Challenge we are heading towards the New Year preparations. Can't believe new year is just 15 days away...gosh!!!

This week, the theme is to create a New Years' project using "BANNERS". This is the last challenge of this year. The team is taking a short holiday break till January 6, 2011. So, here is my card wishing you a lovely New Year.

Base on white CS, with embossed Kraft, the banner is all glittered up for some rock n' roll :). The Kraft sheet was stamped first and then embossed. Keep the sentiment simple in cut outs.

I am playing the following challenges with this card:
CPS: cps197 
Color Throwdown: challenge#122 'color inspiration'
Colour Q: challenge#63 'color inspiration'

Recipe for this card: 
Paper: White textured CS, Kraft sheet
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Ink: brownstone from 'Martha Stewart'
Others: glitter powder in different colors, brown twine, green rhinestone

Just play along the challenge and we will meet you all in the New Years'. Have a wonderful, sparkling Holidays and Happy New Year.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas @ Freshly Brewed

Hey Crafters,

Hope you are enjoying a good freezing morning! Its sooo coldddd here as if you are sitting in a gigantic refrigerator....brrrrrr.....

A new challenge is up at Freshly Brewed Challenges and to enjoy some wintry freezing and holidays, the theme would go along with it. So, for this week the theme is "MERRY CHRISTMAS". And Santa Heather is so gracious on all of us that she has kept open the challenge for two weeks this time :). So that you get all your time to create, craft, shop and enjoy the Christmas.

Here is my project:

I made a crackle to give as a gift to some of my friends. Have to make couple of more :). Will fill it with some munchkin goodies and I will be all set. The snowman holding wreath was looking so cute that I had to use it in a tag.
The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs. PPs are a gift from wonderful blogging friend 'Stacy'. 

She was being so generous that she sent me this wonderful package of all polka dots theme. I just love each of it :). Thank you so very much dear. You are so sweet.
Have you looked at the goodies? They are awesome!! And the cards are wonderful :).

I am playing along the following challenges with this:
A Crafty Little Place: challenge#68 'tag it'
Paper Playtime: challenge#29 'snowmen'
Pink Elephant: challenge#90 'winter wonderland'
One Stitch at a Time: challenge#43 'anything goes'
Just Cute Bears: challenge#41 'anything but a card'
Paper Sundaes: challenge#48 'anything but a square or rectangle'
Fussy and Fancy: week#25 'anything but a card'
Pile it On: challenge#48 'it's all in the wrapping'
A Spoonful of Sugar: challenge#133 'Christmas cards'
Simon Says Stamps: Simon says 'Silver/Blue/White'

Some more announcements to be made today:

Card cupids is an organization that sends cards and a stuffed toy to children in the hospital. You can read more about the organization by clicking on the image or HERE and more about Card Cupids and all they do HEREFBD has become a part of this generous cause and has an image now for sale that will help fund shipping costs for Card Cupids. You can read all about this here.

Wish you a wonderful and safe Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giftcard Holder for Blackleaf Designs

Hey Friends,

A very Happy Sunday to you all. A quick post to share this morning :). New sketch challenge is up at the Blackleaf Studios.

For this beautiful sketch, I made something different. I created a Giftcard holder for this sketch and using a Unicorn stamp set too.

 I used lots of roses in PP as well as in fabric. The butterflies were printed on PP, cut out and stacked one on one. Adorned with some rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty and the band is used in the center to hold the giftcard holder intact.

I am playing along the following challenges with this project:
Craft Your Passion - challenge#35 'anything goes'
Mami Doodles - challenge#16 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - challenge 'anything goes'
The Shabby Tea Room - week#39 'tis the season'

So, get set and create for the sketch and link your entry to the Blackleaf Studio blog. A winner could win a whole set of fab  digis.

Have a lovely Sunday,

Friday, December 10, 2010

Snowing Treat @ PaperCutz

Hey Friends,

How are you doing today? Its Friday again, time for another PaperCutz Challenge. As temperature here and at many places are dipping to chills, so this week at PaperCutz, we have decided to see some virtual snowflakes and snowman in your creations :).

The challenge this week is to create a card, LO or craft project using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of a snowflake or a snowman, using any color you'd like.

I created a cookie jar using a very cute Snow Buddy digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs. Since, its too cold, I made it Mrs Snow buddy serving cookies and coffee :).

Have you noticed the cute flowery mittens she wearing :)? I colored her with my fav colors pink & lavender, cos I wanted to keep this jar in my kitchen. So why not use my favorite colors. Add a dash of silver here and there and some pearls :).

I am playing the following challenges with this:
Stamp Something - December Digi day
Polka Doodles - challenge#49 'project to hold a gift'
Pixie Dust Studio - challenge#52 'let it snow'
Rainbow Lady's - challenge#130 'Christmas food/drink'
Gingersnap Creations - GC82 'white glitter'
Little Red Wagon - challenge#58 'use a die cut'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge#28 'CAS'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - CS in purple from Creative Collection, PP from KI memories
Pearls - from Pizzazz aplenty

Just visit PaperCutz Blog and share your projects with us. And don't forget to visit each DTs, they have created some lovely inspirations for you.


Wanted to share another duo in this series. I created this for a Digi day of The Stamping Boutique and Freshly Brewed Challenges that was on last Saturday. I created this using a digi stamp from TSB.
So flowery. right? I paper pierced the apron and use the same PP for tying around the jar. This was a super quick creation. I managed to create this in merely 10 minutes -from printouts to cutting to coloring and arranging :)). I just love this apron - color and flowers. This is on my wish list ;) shhh!!! :).

Ohh! these jars are looking so lovely side by side on my kitchen counter :). Will create some other mix n' match for these {wink}{wink}.

You all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sparkle & Shine for Freshly Brewed

Hi Crafty People,

Howz your mid week going? Mine is passing by with some crafting, some house cleaning and some writing amidst the chilly weather :). Ohh!! and there is nothing delectable than a fav cuppa of freshly brewed coffee to keep the engine running..lolzz. And this also takes you to another weekly challenge of Freshly Brewed Challenges. This week, you are going to take out some glitters and sparkles from your stash and use them to dazzle your projects :).

This weeks' challenge is SPARKLE AND SHINE.

Here is my card to glitter those chilly days.

Isn't that Snowman and the kitty looking so cute??
I used one of the freebies from Fresh Brewed Designs. Colored it, glittered it everywhere :). Used my bug for embossing the background in turquoise and added some stamped swirls. Put some pearls and rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty and some doodling over the swirls.

I am playing along the following challenges with this card:
CPS - sketch#196
There She Goes - TSG84 'bring on the bling'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge#28 'CAS'
OSAAT - challenge#42 'old stash new stash'
Paper Romance - challenge#27 'winter theme'
Craft Your Days Away - challenge#9 'texture'
Delicious Doodles - challenge#3 'use a Digi'
Bugaboo - challenge 'anything goes'
Lexi's Creation - challenge#28 'use Blue & Silver'
Colour Q - challenge#62 'color inspiration'
Wags n Whiskers -challenge#42 'snowflakes'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - white CS from Recollection, Turquoise Shimmery CS from Colorbok
Stamp - Stampology Ink - Coal from Martha Stewart
Others - Cuttlebug, rhinestones, pearls

Its all from me today! Visit Freshly Brewed Blog to see some wonderful eye candies that DTs have crated for you. And leave them some love.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Card for PaperCutz

Hi Friends,

TGIF :). And with that another challenge for you at PaperCutz Challenges. We simply love all your entries, so please keep them coming :).

This week, for challenge#70, make a card, LO or craft project for Christmas using 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colors you'd like. So easy peasy. Right?

So, this is my card for the challenge:
A CAS card with some embossing on glittery sheet :). Ohh I love to use my CB ;). And the stripy PP is all full of glitters too :). Some blings and some strings, just perfect for Christmas. What do you think? :)

I am playing along the following challenges with this card:
Sketchy Thursday - challenge#110 'sketch'
Cupcake Inspiration - challenge#87 'pic inspiration'
Color Create - challenge#59 'use Grey, Green & White'
Paper Romance - challenge#27 'winter theme'
Sew Many Cards - challenge#34 'snowflakes'
OSAAT - challenge#41 'celebrate in style'
The Crafty Pad - challenge#99 'snowflakes'
Stamp it Crazy - challenge#15 'Christmas'
Pink Elephant - TPE#89 'blue, green & red'

This is it from me!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prairie Fairy Candy Alert

Hi Friends,

Just a quick post about a candy alert of Prairie Fairy. She is back to the blogger land and giving away some sweet stuff. Just check it out over its blog.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some JOY @ Blackleaf Studios

**This is my second post for the day. if you are looking for FBC post. Click 'Here'**

Hey Everyone,

I am back with another post of the day. And this is for Balckleaf Studios. Its Wednesday, so time for another Stamp It Up over there :).

I created this Christmas card using "Traditional Christmas" Stamp set and let me tell you all the images in this set are great can be used in any creations - ornaments, tags, cards, decorative pieces. So versatile!!

So, without delaying here is my card:

And another look:

I printed out the trees on white CS, sponged the background in different colors of green, doodled on the lines with glitter markers and adorn some stones and rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty. Have you noticed, I have also done some embossing :). Okey, lots of embossing :D. The kraft CS is embossed and distressed over with brown ink and same was done with the DP too. The sentiment is glittered rub on.

I am playing in the following challenges with this card:
CPS - sketch#195
Karber Weekly - challenge#16 'sparkle'
Woodware USA - challenge#3 'anything goes'
Crazy Challenge - CCH#43 'on the go'
Pink Elephant - TPE#89 'blue, green & red'
Stamps R Us - challenge#10 'holiday cards'
ABC Christmas - Y for Yuletide (I sed red and green colors)
Creative Belli - CBC105 'R embellishments' (I used Red Rhinestones, Rub-ons & Red crystal flower)
Crafty Little Place - challenge#66 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge#27 'embellish it' (used rhinestones)
Wplus9 - Color Cue#10 (I used 'Maile Belles' color inspiration)
EBTKS - challenge#28 'textures' (used dry embossing)
Daring Cardmakers - challenge 'spots & stripes Christmas card'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - Kraft CS, DP from 'ki memories'
Ink - different greens from Studio G
Others - rhinestones and gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty
Cuttle Bug Folders - dots and swirls folder

That is all from me today. See you with another creation.
Have a wonderful day


Candy Wrap for Freshly Brewed

Hi Creative People,

Its 1st of Dec today! Am amazed that we have entered into the last month of this year. And in no time we will be ushering towards a New Year :).

Talking of new beginnings; we have a new challenge posted on Freshly Brewed Challenges FBC 25.  Create a card or craft project using RED, WHITE and PINK.

And there are some new image releases at Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather has made these beautiful "EMMA" images and some of the things that she can hold :). She is adorable :). Each of the DTs today is having special eye candy for you, their awe-inspiring creations showcasing Emma. Just check them out.

But, first have a look what I created for you!

I created a chocolate gift wrap just to crispify the look of that boring chocolate wrapper ;). Here is a close up of beautiful Emma holding a gift box 'just for you' :).

I colored the image with pencil colors and add bits of gel pen marks for polka dots, shoes and gift. Wrapped a ribbon around the box and place the image on it with dimensionals. The huge silver rhinestone is just added to complement the DP and the image.

This card goes to the following challenges:
Wee Memories - challenge#33 'use ribbons'
Karber Weekly - challenge#16 'sparkle'
There She Goes - TSG83 'card for kids'
Woodware USA - challenge#3 'anything goes'
Crafty Little Place - challenge#66 'anything goes'

Couple of Things to share with you ~

The Stamping Boutique and Fresh Brewed Designs are teaming up for a Fun Digi Day. There will be freebies, challenges, prizes and lots of laughter and fun.
When: December 4, 2010 from 3pm to 4pm.


There is a Blog Hop for 3 days from December 1 - December 3. 
The Hop will start from Heather's blog ~ and you get all the information from HERE

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sweet Lill' Boxes for PaperCutz

Hello Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. And now having a great time shopping. I too have planned to misuse my hubby's wallet on my innocent shopping list..lolzzz.

Since, it has been a pretty busy week for almost all of us with Thanksgiving preparations and now an extended weekend with the families. So, even at Paper Cutz Challenge, Mary wants us to show our skill with "Anything Goes". What a sweet person she is!!

I have created these sweet lill' candy boxes for my friends. They can contain anything from chocolates to small jewelery pieces to cards or decor item. Wow!! options are endless!!

Aren't these lovely to gift something precious??

Now, you hop onto PCC blog and share with us your lovely creations!!

Have a lovely weekend!