Thursday, July 29, 2010

Your Next Stamp DT Call and couple of Challenges

Hi Peeps,

YNS Challenge blog is having a DT call. I know its been almost a month now and all you beautiful crafter have already grabbed the chance. So, heres my part for aiming the target..lolzz
Ok, so over to the YNS Design Team Call - have a look at their blog. Some briefs are as below!

This is an open design team call, so anyone of any age from anywhere can apply! The new DT term will run for 6 months from September 1st 2010 through February 28th 2011. You must have a well-maintained blog on which you would be willing to share your YNS creations each week, be able to take good quality digital photographs of your work, and possess great coloring skills (full DT requirements are listed below).
This call will remain open from today (July 1st 2010) through midnight EST on July 31st 2010. New members will be contacted via email within a week of the DT call ending and announced on the Your Next Stamp blog thereafter.
Design Team perks include ... a very generous discount on YNS stamps AND products sold in the YNS store, FREE initial YNS stamp package, FREE new stamps for each new release, your own gallery on the YNS website....and guaranteed FUN!

Wow, what a fun, it would be... So, for trying a luck in this fun, I am sending my app (with fingers crossed) with these three cards.

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Now, onto the deets of my new creation, the one I also sent to the YNS DT call.

I really enjoyed working on this card due to several reasons, I guess. First, I tried paper piercing for the first time and it turned out real well :D. Second, I love the colors - anything with the hues of purple/mauve, I just love playing with them :D. Thirdly, I get to use my new stamp set & the ribbon :D. And lastly - it's a CAS, a quickie ;).
Heres another shot of my card:
And one more:

I am entering in the following challenges with this card:
ABC Design - paper piercing
CPS#177 - sketch
CAS-tastic - bling it up (there was some problem in the site as new post has not uploaded, hope I'd be eligible to add this card later)
Stampin' for the Weekend - challenge#43 'Recipe - 3 DP, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon & extra added charm or gems' 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - challenge#18 'punch or cut me' - I used paper piercing
Simon Says Stamp - we are all going dotty

Recipe of this card:
Paper - Corrugated Cardstock in purple from 'Potpourri'. Blue cardstock from my stash (stamped the background), DP from 'Martha Stewart'.
Stamps - Clear stamp of flowers from the set of Mindy's Flowers by Stampology, Rubber stamp for sentiment from Studio'g'
Inks - Coal from Martha Stewart, blue and fuchsia from petal point
Others - ribbon from Offray, some blings

Thanks for stopping by. With fingers (& everything that can be crossed) sending this to YNS.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Life's Adorable!

Hello Beauties,

Are you enjoying the Tuesday evening?? Here in Ct its hot and humid..phew!! So, to cool off some heat, I come up with a quickie card and a quickie post. This is for CAS-tastic Challenge. This week's challenge is 'Inspired by Summer'. And I am just squeezing in my entry on time at the last minute..lolzz

Here's my card:
Somehow, I am not able to click a picture that does justice to the card. [Can please someone advice me how to capture a card beautifully :(]
Another look, a closer one :) :
And I have done some fiddling with a cute ant stamp on inside of the card too.
It says, life is adorable but I think the stamp in itself is adorable. I stamped the image on cream cardstock. The side poles are made from toothpicks, tied 2 of them with a thread for each side. The cloth string is also made from bunch of thread, rolled together to form a thicker string. It is tied to the side poles. For the greener ground, I cut out a form sheet and punch it for the flower-bed. Sentiment "Life is" hand-written and "Adorable" is stamped. And lastly made small small clouds over the top.
For the inside of the card. I stamped this cute little ant stamp (got it for some cents :D) several times over the edge.

Recipe for this card:
Paper - cardstock in creme from Potpourri and form sheet in green
Stamps - clear stamp from Brenda Walton (kiddie cloths and sentiment), rubber stamp of little ant from The Little Classic
Inks - from Petal Point in green, mauve and blue; Martha Stewart in coal
Punch - border punches from McGill

Thanks for stopping by. I {heart} your wonderful love.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Yummy piece of Cake!!

*** This is my second post for the day.. please scroll down for the latest card creation***

Hey Dearies,
Melissa Bove, of Creating from the heart is offering some HUGE candy this month... 



tic.. tic.. toc.... 

Isn't it fabulous? This is open till August 12. So just grab the chance :). Hop onto her blog.

Hugs... till next post :)

Kaboodle Doodle Cahllenge#36 - Guest DT

Hey Peoplezz,

Its Monday again. And I know you so not like Mondays... neither do I :D. But just a light-bulb thought, if there is no Mondays, how can we enjoy our Sundays :P. What's your say? The silly bulb, I know!! lolz. This happens to me all the time and my Hubsy Darling falls prey to these blub flickers most of the time ;)

So, with Monday here, we have a new challenge at Kaboodle Doodle. And the team comes up with brilliantly vibrant 'Color Challenge'. Here, take a look....
This week's sponsor is spectacular Melissa Jenkins of Meljen's Designs. Oh Boy! all her creations are simply adorable. Check for yourself.

I was honored to be a part of the creative team at Kaboodle Doodle as a Guest DT. The ladies are simply awesome and their creations are truly inspirational.
Here's my share for the challenge:
Have a look at another, closer shot:

I used one of the digis from Meljen Designs called "Giraffe's Necktie". Then, I created its mirror image and name it "Giraffe's heart bling" lolzz... Aren't they looking cute together? Now, onto the other specs of the card. I used a white cardstock as base and inked its edges in green. For the lavender layer, I stamped the sheet with my cutely new Brenda Walton's stamp set. The digis are printed on textured cardstock in creme. I know, its a bit dificult to color on these sheets, but I somehow like the checkered texture. It giving some cool look to the 'kind of' jungle scene :). What you think? I used some blings here and there and diased it up with flowers and ribbon.

This card is also up for the following challenges:
Friday Sketchers - sketch#112
S2G - twisted Thursday#66 'use Orange'
Craftalicious - challenge#4 ' birthday'
Digital Tuesday - challenge#68 'happy birthday'
Papertake Weekly - cutie patootie
Shabby Tea Room - week#20 '1 ribbon - 2 buttons - 3 punches'
No Time to Stamp - stamp simply#149 ' 2s company' [I used 2 images, 2 flowers, 2 brads]
Create 4 Fun - week#30 'use flowers'
Mami Doodles - challenge#7 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - challnege#39 'anything goes'
Hand Full of Stamps - HFOS#37 'punch out stress'
Cafty Cardmakers - challenge#26 'recipe - punches, orange color, animal'

This is all for now from my side. You have a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy,play and happy crafting.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Guest DT

Hey Dearies,

Wish you a wonderful Saturday Morning! It feels so good on Saturdays :). All relaxed :).
Last week was very exciting for me... I won at 2 challenges... one at Jazzy Paper Design and the other one at Paper Sunday... yipeesss!! and then won twice at Shelly's Images Challenge..She is so gracious, she gave beautiful images to the winners from her kitty :) wohho!!

So, at Jazzy Paper Design, I got a chance to be a Jazz Cat of the Week. This week Tenia comes up with a wonderful sketch for Jazzy Paper 11 - Jazz Messengers Sketch.
And the sponsor is Erin Schlosser from Schlosser Designs. You can hop onto the website and see the beautiful creations. Now over to my card. I made this for the challenge:
Here is from another angle :)
I kind of made a scene with punch flowers, stamped images, butterflies, clouds. Ahh so joyful... isn't it? I don't know what was lingering on my mind when I was creating this :). May be the east coast affect..lolzz. I cut out the house images from one of my cute DP from Heidi Grace. Punch out the flowers and butterflies. And cut out clouds with silver lining to complement the scene :)
The Dts at the Jazzy paper have done a beautiful job. Hop on to the blog and check all the gorjuss creations :)

And I am also playing for the following challenges with this card:
Color Throwdown - challenge# 102
Crafty Creations - challenge#77 happy or sweet
365 Cards - day 146 Summer fun (I used flowers, butterflies, bright blue mountains)

Recipe of this card:
Paper - Cardstocks in Blue, Brown, Green from Recollection
Punches - flower and butterfly punches from
House Images - Heidi DP
Emblishments - Blings and brads
Ribbon and Buttons- from my stash

This is it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New! Good News!! Great News!!!

Hi lovely Ladies,

I have some good great, super-duper news to share with you all :).
First, I am selected as a Jazz Cat of the Week at Jazzy Paper Designs. Tenia Nelson is behind this creative blog and I must say her creations are awesome. Why don't you have a look yourself! Really excited to be the Guest Designer at there.

Secondly, Shelly at Shelly's Image is celebrating her birthday week. She is so gracious that she is distributing some presents instead :). I am so happy to be one of the winners for Day#3. And got her beautiful image. Thanks Shelly. May you have best of the bests birthday.

Thirdly, I was a winner at Kaboodle Doodle Challenge # 34. Can't wait to see my prize ;)

Thanks for all your love and support. Your comments and suggestions are great inspiration for me and keep me driving :)

Have a nice day!!

Christmas In July

Hey there,

A festive preparation has started in every blog and corner. People are creating cards in advance to avoid celebration rush. Even the stores are offering "Christmas in July" sale. Can you beat that? :)
I also thought of joining the fun :). So, heres my share of preparation:

The beautiful digi is from Amber Ink. Isn't it gorgeous? She got plenty of the likes in her kitty, just hop onto her blog :) and you will be amazed. As of the card, both the images were printed separately and I positioned the girlie as if she is ornamenting the tree. I placed her with pop-dots for some natural impression. And for some added sparkle, I made the swirls of light around the stem of the tree. I used extensive amount of blings and glitters. The edges were inked with glitter glue. I cut out sentiment in a banner shape and dab it all with 3D paint in glittering gold. It is attached to the card with cute butterfly brads. 

Here is an another look of my card.
A little closer one :)

This card goes to the following challenges:
CPS Sketch#176 - sketch
Magical Crafts - challenge#19 Christmas in July
Stamp Something - something digital
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - challenge#25 recipe (1 image, 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishment)

The Craft Den - week#8 stars
The Crafty Pad - challenge#80 picture inspiration

Pile it On - challenge#28 pennants/banners
Easy Craft Projects - challenge#17 picture inspiration
2 Sisters - Christmas in July

Recipe for this card:
Paper - cardstock in mauve & white from recollection, DP from Pressed Petals
Brads - from 'm' making memories
Ribbon - Offray
Others - blings, gel pens, color pencils, 3D paint in glittering gold

Thanks for stopping by and giving me your love ;)
Cyu soon with another one :)

Friday, July 16, 2010


Hey Dudettes,

How are you doing today? Thank God, weekend is here... so many things are planned for only 2 days... I'm excited :D.

I made this quick, colorful card to bring some fresh and vibrant colors to otherwise so hot and humid summers here. Even the grass-beds are now twitching for some water :(.

Here's my card:
Here's another look:

The base DP in green is designed in a spotty manner by using one of my DH's tools and pricking them to create spots. I used flower stickers on this card and outline them with my gello's. The sentiment and stamp is in itself beholding a large flower with many stems.

And I am playing in the following challenges with this:

Mojo Monday 147 - sketch
Pollycraft Challenge - challenge#52 bold & bright
Wild Orchid - Week1 say it with flowers
The Crazy Challenge - its hip to be square
The Crafty Pad - challenge#79, yellow, orange and some holes
Your Next Stamp - challenge#20 flower power
Crafty Calender Challenge - challenge 10 summer

Recipe of this card:
Paper - cardstock in white, orange & yellow from Recollections, DP from Pressed Petals, craft sheet in green
Flowers - flower stickers from Sticko
Stamp and Sentiment - from Inkadinkado
Gel pens

Its all from my side now. See you again with another card.
Have a pleasant weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

On this Starry Night.... Missing you!!

Hello Everyone,
On this starry night at the sea, my heart wants us to “we”;
The silver lining of the clouds, makes us go rounds ‘n rounds;
My heart misses you even more, like a lone boat longing for shore!!

Dont' worry guys, I am all perfect... not missing anybody. These lines were all over my mind, when I was working on the card. Once, I jotted them down, I like them even more. What do you think?? I think I should use them for inside of my card :). So, here's the most eligible chum to honor these line..lolzz.
Here's is a closer look:

Lots of layers, though!! I gave it a starry night illusion by stamping the cardstock in silver ink. Then cut out a boat shape from different sheet. I used two kinds of waves - one hand-cut and other one is stencil cut. Finally the ruffled ribbon (I got it somewhere in last year & it's been resting in my stash since then..lolz), the stamped sentiment and some blings.

This card is going for the following challenges.
2S4U - sketch # 56
Cook up a Card - Recipe (3 colors, 2 patterned papers & 1 boat)
Shelly's Image -lots of layers
CAS-tastics - CWC012 SIMPLE (I used Stamped/Printed background, Lace, Paper piercing)
Paper Sundaes - challenge#26 lots of layers

Recipe of this card:
Paper - Cardstocks in light blue, medium blue, midnight blue, red & brown, DP (for boat) from White Out Collection
Stamps - star stamp from Studio G (i.cling) & sentiment from Stampendous
Ribbon - from my stash
Sparkle pens

I {heart} you for stopping by and for spare your precious time for leaving your love :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You'r Invited!

Hello beautiful girls,

One of my friends asks me to create 'Invites' for her son's first birthday party. Here is how I created them. I stick to this simple design, as churning them out in bundle is a breeze ;). And moreover, she liked it too :).
Here is a closer look of the card:

I am entering into the following challenges with this card:
Order of Opus Gluei - Challenge#63 sending smiles
Paper Sundaes - Challenge#26 lots of layers
Mark's Finest Papers - use punches
Crafty Cardmakers - challenge#25 photo inspiration 
Pile it On - challenge#27 a holiday twist
Crazy Challenge - hip to be square
Wild Orchid - say it with flowers
Lexi's Creation - challenge#18 real or faux stitching
Anything Goes Challenge - week#7 sparkle and shine

Recipe for this card ~
Paper: white cardstock, DP from Pressed Petals (baby boy), craft sheets in green, firered & maroon
Punches: McGill & Marvy
Ribbon: Offray
Glitter pens for some faux stitching & highlighting flowers and butterfly
Rhinestones: green

Thanks for stopping by. I {heart} your love ;)
Cya soon ~

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You Rock!!

Hello Craft Buddiezz,
Good Evening!

Have you seen today's Soccer match between Germany & Spain. Spain had put on some fab show there. Isn't it?? With all those nail-biting moments, exchanging of ball and the last minute shufflings, I was also working on a card. You can very well imagine, what I was doing more..lolzz. After completing my card layout, I was indecisive with the sentiment. And then goes the whistle, and the team for the final clash was rocking high. So, I got my sentiment..lolzz. Here for the Spain - Congrats, You Rock!!

Now, enough of my blah-blah :)... coming to the card, my very sweet friend Monika invited me to play Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge. Its a color challenge, based on a CD cover of Herbie Hancock album, The Headhunters. Very funky shades, I must say :)
Here's my take on the colors:

Here's another look:
I used the sketch from CPS # 174

The DP used are from Best Occasions and Deja Views (Star Studded). I placed the circular paper on form sheet to give it an embossed look. The diamond shape cut out is adding glint to the layout. The sentiment is from Stampendous - "Congrats, you rock!". Although, I come up with this sentiment coz of Spain's victory; but the sentiment also goes along celebrating Graduation day also :D. I added some rhinestones for extra shine :).

I am also playing other challenges with this card:
Simon Says - photo inspiration challenge, and their exotic summer cocktail is :)
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Vibrant Colors (I used blue, orange, yellow and fuchsia)
Shelly's Images - Anything goes with a celebration
No Time to Stamp - star light, star bright

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to your beautiful comments.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beary Beautiful's Garden

Hello Creative Crafters,

I made this card while juggling between many chores :) phewff!!! And its just in time for Phindy's Place Challenge. I used their image "Beary Beautiful". Isn't she really beautiful so I thought of setting her in a flower :) and giving a card a 3D garden theme. Hope I did justice with the image as well as with the challenge theme!!
Here is a closer look of Beary Beautiful...
The DPs I used are from Best Occasions. I cut the pink DP in flower shape and set the digi in center. The petals are rolled in using pencil to give a flower a natural look. The other side of the card has a bed of flowers spread on a form sheet. The flowers are cut outs using McGill punches. I set the sentiment as a garden board, cutting a circular sheet and shaving the border with my pair of scissors for an asymmetric look. The stamps are from Inkadinkado. I pasted this sheet on a pair of toothpicks and make it stand on form sheet. I also used a silver glitter pen to highlight the sentiment.
This card is also going for these challenges:
Just Cute Bears - open theme
Kaboodles Doodles - celebrating summer
Lexi's Creations - layers 3D decoupage
Delightful Challenges - its all about summer
DDCC # 81 - flower inspiration
Paperplay Challenges - card for a child
S2G Challenges - summertime
Digi Doodle Shop Best - circles and dots (I used circle as a center of flower & for sentiment. The dots are on DP)
Magical Crafts - flower power

Its all from me for this time!! Hope you have a splendid 4th of July :)
Have a happy crafting!!