Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blackleaf Designs - Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Spooktacular Halloween Everyone,

Its Halloween today... wow!! Trick or Treat time. And time for some more fun.... its the first Halloween Blog Hop at Blackleaf Studio. That means lots of Treats for you :). Great inspirations from every DT member; chance to win some stamp sets & prizes and and various creations using Trick or Treat Stamp set and Trick or Treat Patterns. Woohooo!! So much fun? Just all you have to do is leave a comment here and some love at each designer's blog as you hop through the line. 

Now if you have landed here from Fink's blog, you are on a right track. If not, hop onto here to start again :)

For my creations, I used the Stamp set and the Patterns; coordinate them to create this:

Witch's shoe shaped CARD using Trick or Treat Patterns

and this candy bag using haunted house

and and this witch flying on the candy bowl

and these candy bowl toppers too using the same Set:

So, in total, these are all I created :). I can't tell you how much fun I had doing this. And I will be using this candy bowl to offer treats to the kids in the evening :)

If you like my creations, don't forget to leave some love at the comment box :). 
Your next stop is at our creative Rachel's blog. See what she has created for this spooktacular HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP.

Have a Fun Filled Treaty Day!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hope for Paper Cutz Challenge

Hi Ladies,

TGIF!! Its so good to write the post for this day... two off days coming, leisure time coming... no strict schedules or meeting... :)). Well, its also good because a new challenge comes live at PCC blog. Every week, we challenge you to create something that revolves around a theme. And everytime you girls just rock us with your creations :). Its always so delightful to visit your blogs and see your creations.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So this week at PCC we want you to create a card, LO or Craft Project for Breast Cancer Awareness using any color theme you'd like. All the DT members have come up with some stunning entries. Do check every one's blogs.

So, here is my set of cards giving out Hope, Peace and Serenity.

Here one closer look:
4"X4" textured CS, some punch out circles, faux stitching, punch out flower with brad. Elegantly quick!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps - challenge 'punch em'
A Spoonful of Sugar - challenge#127 'lets get punchy'
Creative Card Crew - 'let's punch it'
Fab n Funky - challenge#46 'clean & simple'
Inktegrity - challenge#20 'anything goes'
Crafty Purple Frog - challenge#1 'anything goes'
I did it Creations - challenge#26 'surprise me - anything goes'
2 Sisters - challenge#10 'anything goes'
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC90 'anything goes but buttons & bows'
Delightful Sketches - 'circles'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - Textured CS from Colorbok, shaped CS from stash
Punch - circle punch from Marvy, Daisy punch from Fiskars

Its all from me. Have a lovely weekend.

And yeah!! Sunday is a Blog Hop day at Blackleaf Design. There will be fun, creations, prizes, hopping and much more.... Don't forget to come over!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bear Hugs for Blackleaf Studio

Hey Everyone,

Happy Thursday, and its my turn to write a post on Blackleaf Studio. Its Step by Step Thursday time and I have this quickie pocket card for you guys.

A bear hug for you. I know, nobody minds to get a hug or cuddle at any time :). I made this pocket card wherein a bear can be popped out to hug you. A circular card with DP pocket and the handwritten sentiment is hanging like a banner. Here is a close up of this cute bear.

This bear is from a Cuddle Bear Stamp Set from Blackleaf Studio. I colored it with my markers in a slight asymmetric manner to give it a shaded furry look. The eyes are dotted with black rhinestones. For all the steps, hop on to Blackleaf Design blog.

I am playing the following challenges with this card:
My Time to Craft - challenge#112 'pick a pocket or two'
Fab n Funky - challenge#46 'clean & simple'
Inktegrity - challenge#20 'anything goes'
Crafty Purple Frog - challenge#1 'anything goes'
I did it Creations - challenge#26 'surprise me - anything goes'
2 Sisters - challenge#10 'anything goes'
Stamp Something - digi day challenge 'anything goes -use a digi'
Stamping Vacation - new clean and simple 'use 1 diecut, 1 sentiment,2 layers & 2 colors'
Stamping Vacation - 'bear country'
Stamping Vacation - 'masculine card with pocket'
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC90 'anything goes but buttons & bows'
Crazy Challenge - CCH38 'tons of shapes'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - CS from Studio G, DP from Colorbok
Others - designer scissor, markers, glitter pens, ribbon

This is it for Thursday, See you all tomorrow with another challenge for PCC.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sketch Saturday at Blackleaf Studio

Happy Saturday to Everyone!

A small post for this weekend morning :). Its not only Saturday but a Sketch Saturday at Blackleaf Studio. A new sketch is up and live and you have a chance to play along and win some wonderful handmade DIGIs of Blackleaf Studio. Its my turn to post the challenge this week and I have this colorful card for you based on the sketch.

Isn't this flutterfly so fluttery beautiful :). Here is a close up of the image with glitter and glam.
I used some summery colors for this card. As its always a nice idea to shoo away shady days with some colors. I was rainy and cloudy at my place, when I was making this card, so gave it some vibrant touch :). The DIGI I used is one of the freebies from Blackleaf Studio. And she is the cutest. I printed it out somewhat bigger, colors it, sparkle it and attach it on flowery DP with some dimensions. The green polka dot ribbon is reusable - I got it with a notepad set. All the rhinestones are from Pizzazz Aplenty. This site is amazing, I bought from this site for the first time and I was super excited to receive the package. All the stuff was nicely packed and Judy was so generous to send me some specials and other samples :).

This card also qualifies for some challenges:
Lexi's Creation - challenge#25 'Happy Birthday'
Pear Tree Design - challenge#22 'free for all'
Craftalicious - challenge#10 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge#22 'anything goes'
Wild Orchid - challenge#8 'pastel colors'
Stamping Vacation - No! No1 Challenge 'no images that start with 'S''
Inky Impression - 'add flowers'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - White CS, floral DP from Colorbok
Stamp - Happy Birhday stamp from G-Studio
Ink - Silver from rainbow
Rhinestones -from Pizzazz Aplenty
Others - ribbon from my stash, glitter pens, 

That is it from me. Hop onto Blackleaf Studio fro your take on sketch.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boo-surprise for you!

Hey Crafty Bloggers,

Another weekend is here!!! cant believe we are just a week away from entering 11th month of the year. Whew!! Where time is running?? :). Here in CT, the leaves have become all the more bright and colorful :). Wonderful view everywhere :) But, alas this only lasts for few more days :(. Nevermind, the festivities will light up the environs afterwards :).

So, coming to the post, its Friday, time to play along a new challenge at Paper Cutz Challenge Blog. First of all many thanks to all you wonderful crafter that entered the last week challenge. We had whooping 321 entries. wow!! So, this week for Challenge#64, you need to create a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using stars, circles, diamonds or crescents and any colors you'd like.

So, here is my creation for this week's challenge. I created this 'Trick or Treat' Boo-surprise for you. Just hang it to your friend's door and catch the lovely surprising look on their face :)

I managed to combine all the 3 pics in one. But here's another clean pic for you :)

The cute image is from Bugaboo. I black grill/grass like is hand cut and ruffled at the end. The circular trick or treat phrase is from Lindsay Stamp Stuff. And the little devil smile faces are stamped in coal ink. Isn't it a nice boo-surprise? :).

I am playing along the following challenges with this boo-surprise.
Cupcake Inspiration - challenge#81 'halloween spl pic inspiration'
By the Cute and Girly - October challenge 'spooky'
Creative Cottage - challenge25 'Halloween'
One Stop Craft Challenge - challenge#102 'Halloween
Aly's Sunday - ASC27 'Halloween'
Double Dutch - challenge#54 'boo-to-you'
Oh La La Creations - challenge#65 'scary stuff'
Stamp with Fun - challenge#81 'Halloween'
Really Reasonable Ribbons - challenge#10 'Halloween'
My Time to Craft - challenge#111 'Halloween'
Paper Pretties - color challenge 'use Green, Purple & Orange'
Fab n Funky - challenge#45 'things that go bump in the night'
Dutch Dare - DDCC#89 'Halloween'
C.R.A.F.T - challenge#73 'Spooky'

Recipe for this Project:
Paper - DP from Best Occasions & CS from Recollection
Others - braided cord, smiley face stamp.

Grab your crafting supplies, create something Spooky and link your project to PCC.
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

....Till next time.....

Hey Crafters,

What are you planning to create today?? I had many things planned to create for the coming days, but the weather here in CT is tormenting. Its raining since last night and the temperature goes down and down. So is my mojo :(. I just want to sit under the covers with a book and have my fav cuppa :).

Hmmm enough of my titter tatter... Its Friday today, time for another challenge at PCC. This time we have given a very difficult challenge to you all. You have to create a card, LO or craft project with the theme ANYTHING GOES... lolzz. Isn't it the difficult? :). So get your crafting things ready and create whatever you wish for.

This time I get my hands on a very essential thing that always complements Books - The Bookmarks :). I created this wonderful Corner Bookmarks with the help of this tutorial by Dawn.

Heres how you mark them inside a book:
So easy-peasy :). Couple of craft sheets, some foldings and you are done. :) I really like projects that comes out quickly..lolzz

And I am entering into these challenges:
Ellephantastic - challenge#15 'anything goes'
Craftalicious - challeneg#10 'anything goes'

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DT Call at Amy's Paper Romance

Hey Everyone,

Just a quick post to tell you that Amy over at Amy's Paper Romance is having a Design Team Call.  Its great to be a part of a design team, share your creations with one another and inspire by other creative heads :). Check out The DT Call HERE.  Also, Have a look at The Store blog for some wonderful products!

See you with some new creations next time :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

....Handmade Flowers...

Hey Everyone,

How is your Friday going? and I am sure you are all set for the weekend. Another Friday, another PCC challenge..yeahh!! This week you need to create a Card, LO or a craft project using only Red, Black and White. You can go by any theme that you like. Simple and fun.. right?? :)

So, going by the theme, I created a card set with some handmade flowers.
I made these flowers by following this wonderful tutorial here. {But, with a little twist :D}. I have not used any distress inks or glimmer mists; instead I used acrylic paints to color the flowers. I got plenty of them with me of almost in every color. So I used Cardinal Red with a dash of Metallic Pearl White, mix them for different colors and for some added glimmer. Dab my cut out flowers with colors, shape them, dry them, sponge some distress ink to the edges and viola!! they turned out pretty lovely :).

Here is my set of card created with these flowers:
 With some swirl stamping and add of rhinestones, they are made to suit every occasion.
PS - I have not cut out the petals for red color flower and shaped them as a whole circle. For the pink one, petals are cut and folded to give some different shape. I added pink color pearls (from my stash) for the center of the flower and stickle some sparkles on it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - challenge#38 'something from your stash' {I used almost everything from my stash - papers, blings, colors, center pearls}
Stamptacular Sunday - challeneg#79 'layer it on' - use atleast 5 layers {all my flowers have 5 layers}
Pollycraft - challenge#64 'anything goes'
A Spoonfull of Sugar - challenge#124 'sparkle and shine'
Creative Card Crew - 'blooming marvelous'
Your Next Stamp - challenge#26 'make your own flowers'
Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge#39 'cirles' {I used circular flowers}
If the Shoe Fits - FF#50 'distress'
SSDS - 'anything goes'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - white textured CS from Colorbok, simple craft sheets in ivory for flowers
Stamp - Stampology - Mindy's Flowers.
Ink - Coal from Martha Stewart

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to enter into a challenge at PCC.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chic Calendar for Blackleaf Studio

Hey lovely Ladies,

A short and sweet post for you today. It was my turn to post Step by Step Thursday on Blackleaf Studio. I gathered two beautiful Clip art sets called Vintage Clocks and Spa and created this wonderful Calendar for the year 2011:

Isn't it just a chic :). I had absolutely fun creating this digi project and would definitely going to make this my wallpaper :). For all the deets on how I made it, hop onto Blackleaf Studio. And if you want to ask anything or need some help, just drop me a line. I would love to share the tweeks :).

Have a nice day and come back tomorrow again for another post!!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Warm Fuzzies - PCC#61

TGIF Lovelies,

Have you already made plans for the weekend?? Good, cos I am still tangling with mine..lolzz. Friday means Paper Cutz Challenge. This week the challenge is to make a card, LO or craft project using 3 patterned papers. You can use any colors or themes. So fun, right?

The colors are changing everywhere.... from greens to warm and earthy. Fall is setting-in in CT along with rains and storms. I am worried if this rain continues for two more days, it will blow off all the leaves from trees before the peak of Fall :(. Though it will be my third winter here in US, but I really like the festivities...the colors... the aroma of cinnamons... the pumpkins... etc etc. With all these season's warmth, I tried to capture fall with this card:
 A closer look on leaves:
I took a textured CS in orange and sponged the front with acrylic colors in red, olive green, orange and bronze. Ohh!! I liked how it turns out ;). Cut out a circle in between and distress it a little bit. These leaves are hand drawn (as currently I don't have any fall leaf stamps) and cut out off patterned papers, stick them to the card with pop dots. I got this paper pad from S.E.I called "NutMeg" from Michaels in a deal. and it got some amazing papers. just love them. All three of the PPs I used are from this bunch only :).
The sketch is from CPS # 186.

This card is also going in these challenges:
Crafty Little Place - challenge#58 'autumn daze'
Tuesday Taggers - 'here comes autumn'
Craftalicious - challenge#9 'harvest or autumn'
Digi Doodles Shops Best - challenge#27 '3D'
Really Reasonable Ribbons - challenge#9 'fall theme' {I used braided string for ribon}
Color Throwdown - challenge#112
Alice in Wonderland - chapter#32 'card with window or hole'
Penny's Challenge - challenge#39 'circles'
All Sorts - challenge#71 'plain & simple'
Color Cue - challenge#8 'color inspiration'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - CS in orange from ColorBok, PP from S.E.I
Stamp - sentiment from hero arts
Others - acrylic colors, braided string, charm

This is it form me. Have a wonderful weekend :)