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!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Welcome Winters @ Freshly Brewed Challenges

Hi Crafters,

Hope you are on your way for the Thanksgiving preparations! Yeah, I can smell the aroma of cookies and freshly baked breads & pies; boiling soups and the roasted Turkey :)!! Wow!!

Wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. 
Have a nicest time with your family & freinds. And Happy shopping on Friday..lolzz

I guess its time to welcome another season of the year - the Winters!! I know many of us dreaded this season {esp those who receive lots of snowfall at their places :(}. I love snow, the white flurries, ground covered all white; but I hate when we have to shovel our driveway and clean the cars and then driving through slippery roads!! {chills} :((.

But, on a holiday node, we at Freshly Brewed Challenges want you to welcome the season with your Christmas or Winter Theme Cards. So, thrill us this week with some white flurrs or some blings :). And drop by to check out the Freshly Brewed Design Store, Heather is having a SALE on all digis and rubber stamps till Nov. 30th!!

Here is my card for this week's theme:

Here is another look:

I used whistlin' snowflakes image from Fresh Brewed Designs and printed it thrice in different sizes. Distressed the CS with blue and silver inks. Used gel pens, pencil colors and markers to color the images. the rhinestones on the cap are from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Have you seen that Red snowflake embossed sheet? Yes, I got my first crafting tool - Pink Cuttlebug :D (a surprise gift from my hubby;)} And I so enjoy using all the folders and different styles). Still need to explore it fully :). Here it is :)

My card goes to the following challenges:
Simon Says - 'Let it snow'
A Spoonful of Sugar - challenege#131 'anything goes'
Digital Tuesday - challenge#86 'Let it snow'
Scrap Creations - challenge 'use Blue & white/silver'
Crafty Calendar - challenge#14 'winter snowflakes'
Daisy Doodles - challenge#22 'anything goes'
Lexi's Creation - challenge#27 'traditional Christmas colors'
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger 'gingerbread snowflake'
Pixie Cottage - challenge#46 'let it snow'
Stamp Insanity - 'open challenge'
Totally Papercrafts - challenge#43 'snow & snowflakes'
Stampin' for the weekend- challenge#51 'winter'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - textured CS from Pressed petals, Red CS from Creative Colection, White CS from Recollection
Others - Cuttlebug, snowflake embossing folder, gel pens, markers.

And please stop by at each DT's station and give them some love for their beautiful creations!
Have a great Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Get on those Blings for Papercutz!

***This post was scheduled for the morning!! But Mr Blogger got lazy and decided not to post this :((. So I am posting this now!! ***

Hi Crafters,

TGIF!! Wow, Thanksgiving is just couple of days away!! Dinners, long weekend, travel and lots of shopping to do!! I just love the last part for the Thanksgiving weekend {wink}{wink}.

Its Friday and another challenge day @ PaperCutz Blog. This time we love to see you make a card or LO or a craft project for Christmas using lots of blings and your choice of colors. Go bright and shiny.. Right??
Recently, I got lots of rhinestones and pearls and other assortments from Pizzazz Aplenty. They were so so good. And on and off I use them on many projects. This time I take plenty of those from my case and adorne these beautiful candle. Here they are:

How are they looking?? lolzz!! Here is another look, a closer one ;)

I just love embossing and decorated them and had so much fun that after these I decorated many of my votive candles and gave them different looks :)).

Do stop by at Papercutz and play along with us! We really enjoy looking at your projects.

Ahh! have you seen my new signature?? ;). I won a challenge at Cupcake Inspiration and the prize was some sentiment sets and custom signature/watermark from RaindropEcho Designs. And lovely Ann there have made me this signature and watermark (I still need to learn how to incorporate watermark into my image :( }, but really like the sentiments and the signature.

You all have a lovely weekend and get set for the Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Show Off Your Style @ Freshly Brewed Challenge

Hi Crafters,

Happy Wednesday!! Whew, middle of the week already :) just two days left for the lazy weekend to come :).
Its quite cloudy and windy here in CT and Mr. Sun is playing hide and seek between the clouds. I like this kind of weather where you get to see the golden lining around the clouds..just love it!! :) What you say??

Wednesday also means its another challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges. This week the new DT team has set to sway you off the ground with their designs... yoohooo!! And to getting into excitement equally Heather has decided to let us show off our own styles. She is such a darling :).

So, the challenge this week is "Show Off Your Style"!! easy peasy!!

Here is what I got for the theme.

Its another decorative card box from me. Somehow, I really enjoy creating altered items lately. They are so fun to make and can be used in number of ways :). I will create some coordinated card set for the box and would like to use as a gift. The Great Pumpkin image goes perfect with this holiday season. Isn't it gorgeous?
You can get man more wonderful images to with in the shop. Just have a look yourself.

I made this box measuring 5"X6"X2" with DP that was hiding in my stash since very long. Feel so good to use some old stash ;). The sentiment was embossed. The image was colored with pencil colors and cut along the sides and stick to the stack of Cs with pop-dots.

I am playing the following challenges with this creation:
Get Sketchy - GS#64
Stampin' Royalty - challenge#46 'patterned paper'
Color Throwdown - challenge#119 'colors inspiration'
Papertake Weekly - challenge 'autumn skies'
ColourQ - challenge#59 'color inspiration'
The Crazy Challenge - CCH#41 'Thank you /Thanksgiving'
So, we are dying to see your styles at Freshly Brewed Challenge. Just play along!!

CU, xoxo

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Freebie @ Blackleaf

<< This is my second post for the day, scroll down for PCC card >>
Hi Crafters,

TGIF!! Its Freebie Friday at BLS, another wonderful digi for you and this time a bonus digi paper also.

So, here is my card using the freebie:

A lill' closeup of this wonderful & versatile digi:
I print it out on white CS, cut along the image, dab some distress ink over the image, faux stitching around the corners and a bling in the center. I stamped the background of the black CS in silver ink and tied sheer ribbon.

Just hop onto BLS to grab your free digi and the paper.

I am playing along these challenges with this card:
2S4Y - Laura's sketch 65
Cute Card Thursday - challenge#138 'anything goes'
Lexi's Creation - challenge#26 'anything goes'
Iris Spot - challenge#9 'anything goes'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - Kraft CS, red polka dot PP from Martha Stewart
Others - blings, ribbon from Offray


Don't forget to join us for the Party tonight at PCP - Freshly Brewed Designs. Come along and have fun!!!

Thanksgiving with Button & Bow - Paper Cutz

TGIF Crafters,

I feel so good to write a post for Friday. It means two off days are around the turn and there is a new challenge post at PaperCutz Challenge Blog. So, for this week, you need to create a Card, LO or Craft Project for Thanksgiving using Buttons & Bows and any color of your choice. So easy peasy!! Right??

I know you already have been making cards and other gift items for Thanksgiving. So, just add some buttons and some bows and your card is all set to play our challenge :).

My creation for this week is:

Here is one more shot:

And one more shot of that cute pumpkin :):

On a Raspberry Pink Cardstock, I stamped the pumpkin image in same ink several times to create a background. Than stamped the same image on Orange CS with embossing ink and dabbed with black embossing powder. The loops are from the same CSs and made using the double punch technique. Put a button with braided bow and add some handcut leaves in random fall colors to complete the look.

I am playing the following challenges with this card:
CPS - sketch#192
Shirleys2Girls - challenge#82 'give thanks with pumpkin'
ABC Challenge - H is for 'Holidays'
Paper Pretties - challenge 'embossing'
Stamping Vacation - occasion oasis 'Thanksgiving'
Creative Inspiration - challenge inspired by 'leaves'
Cute Card Thursday - challenge#138 'anything goes'
DDCC - challenge#90 'clean & simple'
Crafty Creations - challenge#93 'buttons'
Gingerloft - challenge#5 'buttons'
Scrappy Frogs - challenge 'give thanks'
Stamps R Us - challenge#8 'buttons & bows'
One Stop Craft - challenge#105 'embossing'
Lexi's Creation - challenge#26 'anything goes'
Iris Spot - challenge#9 'anything goes'

Recipe for this card:
Paper - Glittered CS in pink and orange from Color Bok, textured CS from Recollection
Stamp - pumpkin stamp from Studio G
Ink - Versamark embossing ink
Others - Embossing powder (Black), heat gun, button, brads, string

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yipeesss!!! Great News to share!

Hey Crafters,

I am so excited to share with you some great news! I was contacted by Heather @ Freshly Brewed Challenges to be on her design team for next 6 months. Woohooo!! I am so so happy to be on the DT members' list :). There is an announcement on the blog and as well a challenge is going on. Just hop-on to take a part.

Also, check out the wonderful images that Heather has designed, in the Shop. From November 17th, you would be seeing me each week featuring some of her images on my creations :).

And Now comes the GREATER NEWS ~~~~~


"If a good cup of Fresh Brewed Designs is what
you've been craving, have we got the thing for you!!!"

Did you know Fresh Brewed Designs has MOVED into a NEW shop?!?! To celebrate,
We're having a PARTY!! And not just any party ~ A GRAND OPENING PARTY!!!
The best part is, you can come in your bathrobe and slippers! You don't even really have to shower ... if you don't want to!
It's a pajama party! And you know what is at parties?
Games, prizes, chatting, crafting and lots of fun.
Be sure to invite ALL your friends!

Where:Paper Craft Planet Group : Fresh Brewed Designs
When: November 12 from 7-10 PM EST

We will have one BIG game and one BIG prize. Here is a
pic of what YOU could win if you attend.

What do you have to do to get in on the fun?

Just follow these simple rules:
1. Become a follower / join the PCP group
2. Post a picture of the candy and a link to the PCP group on your blog
3. RSVP to our Grand Opening Party.

We have been grinding out some of our best beans and we all know that there's no substitute for the "Fresh" stuff! So tell everyone you know and we'll "half-decaf, mocha, latte, macchiatto, with a shot of skinny caramel" our way into a caffeinated frenzy!

After posting to your blog be sure to stop in and leave a message at the here that you are linked up (either here or in the PCP FB Group Discussion)!!!

Can't wait to start the PARTY with you all!!!

((be sure to snag a new button for your blogs!!! the buttons are in the sidebar and ready for you to link up!!! :D Thanks for your love and support!))

See you all there on Friday :))


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Merry Time!!

Hey Everyone,

A really short post and a card to show you. I know I am very late in my posting today... A Wednesday at BLS blog means 'Stamp It Up'. I have posted a card at the website, but just get time to post it on my blog. I was on a constant run since morning. Some days are like this too :(.

So, without any delays, here is my card. This month we are using holiday stamp set at Blackleaf Studio. These digi stamps are just beautiful. I have used one of the Gingerbread Tree for my creation. You will get to see many other stamps and holiday inspirations in the coming days, here and on BLS :).

A little closer look of the snowflakes:
I believe "Its not for holidays, if its not glittery!" Do you also believe in this? Because I used my glitter pens in silver, gold and red to color the whole image. I like the affect and sometimes its good to use other medium apart from traditional. Then adorn the image with lots of blings from Pizzazz Aplenty. Have you seen the cute DP's that I used. That and the ribbon and the sentiment stamp was gifted to me as a blog candy by a lovely creator and blogger Piali. Aren't they so cute?

I used the sketch from Get Sketchy GS#62.
And this card is also going in the following challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers - challenge#27 'holiday card'
Bee Crafty - challenge#41 'Christmas'
OSAAT - challenge#37 'Christmas'
Lexi's Creations - challenge#26 'anything goes'
ABC Challenge - G is for 'glitter'
Craft your Passion - challenge#30 'anything goes'
Wee Memories - challenge#29 'anything goes'

Recipe for this Card:
Paper - White CS from Recollection, DP from My Mind's Eye
Rhinestones - Pizzazz Aplenty
Others - glitter pens, ribbon

This is it for now. See you again with another creation :)