PDCC #129

Morning everybody,

A quick share today for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #129.
Here is the colour picture

Not only do I love the colour combo but my eyes were drawn towards the pillow. I have seen similar design pillows and cushions in different colours and I have pinned one such cushion on my pinterest’s Inspirational board. So I took the pillow as my inspirational and made my card.
Here is my take on the challenge.

Cardstock: Stampers Select White from PTI
Stamp Set: Flower Fusion # 8 from PTI and Big Greetings from MFT
Inks: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss and Perfect Plum all from Stampin’ Up! and Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Rhinestones from Kaisercraft

I inked my arcylic block with Basic Grey and stamped on the white panel. I used the back of the negative image stamp from Flower Fusion #8 and stamped second generation to get the flower base. And then used the positive image of the flower and full ink to stamp the image. I love the texture yet still one layer card except for the rhinestone.

Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

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Freshly Made Sketch # 32

First let me brag about my win at Freshly Made Sketch blog last week.Β 
This card below made was chosen as the Queen of Clean at Freshly Made Sketch.
I get to wear his badge:)
Thank you for choosing my card. I am excited and humbled at the same time πŸ™‚
Now for this week’s sketch. Here is the sketch for you
And here is my take on the challenge
Cardstock: Peach Parfait textured cardstock retired now by SU, Stampers Select White from PTI
Stamp sets: Zig Zag from Hero Arts and Dienamics Umbrella from MFT
Inks: Ocean from Amuse Inks, Going Gray from SU and Archival Black ink
Accessories:Β  Dienamics Umbrella die from MFT and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.
I love this Umbrella die and that it give me the option of layering it is cool.Imagine the possibilities! Sentiments on this set from MFT is awesome. Love it πŸ™‚
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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CAS- usual Friday Challenge

CAS-ual Friday #50

Hello everybody,Β 
What a beautiful weekend? Weather is awesome. Cloudy but chilly. A great day to get out and about. That is what I am going to do today and followed by making some changes on my blog.
Well, yesterday’s shopping did not go so well. My town strandbag sold out on that particular handbag and the salesperson called other stores to find if there are any but no luck so far. The next restock is in July!!! Oh well, it is not a disaster πŸ™‚ I still have an unused 40% off voucher. Sad to let it lapse:( But I think I saved that 60% for next craft shopping πŸ™‚
Anyway, here is a card I made for CAS-ual Friday challenge. I tell you, I cannot wait to start designing for them. Just one more week to go πŸ™‚
Β Here is this week’s challenge
And here is my take on the challenge
Cardstock: Orange colour card and envelopes from local store.
Stamp sets: Simply Sunflower, Modern Basics and Pretty Peonies from PTI
Inks: Papaya and Grass from Amuse Inks and Cup’o Joe from Hero Arts aand Archival Jet Black Ink
Accesories: Simply Sunflower dies from PTI and sanding block.
This card too has a white core and when you sand the edges, you can see it and give a beautiful subtle border. Love it. I have used CAS-ual Friday sketch from last week to make this card.
Thanks for visiting!Β 
See you soon with a toot and a card πŸ™‚
Until then… Ta!

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Happy Mother’s day!

Ever since I bought this set from Wplus9, I have been itching to ink it and make a card.Β 
On the weekend, I managed to do it to make a Mother’s day card.Β 
Cardstock: White cardstock from Wplus9
Stamp sets: Mother’s Day Bouquet from Wplus9
Inks: Amuse papaya, lime and bermuda. Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Label layers 4 die from Wplus9, rhinestones from Kaisercraft, Pinking Edge die from PTI
Loved to create background using stamps. I love this set. Have you noticed that the colours are pastels? Very unusual for me to use pastels. Love it though. Hope you do too.
I got to go now. Going shopping. Saw a Kardashian bag at Strandbags and I have a 40% voucher with me. I want to see if it is still available at the store. Disadvantage of being in a small town is that nice things sell out and they don’t restock 😦 Will show you the bag it I buy it πŸ™‚
See yoou soon. Ta!

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Inspired By Pinterest

Ok! Thursday of the week and it is time for another Inspired by Pinterest challenge.
This time I was inspired by a scrapbook sketch I found at Pinterest, originally from Two Peas In a Bucket website. I think it is a digital layout. It was intriguing for me and I wondered how can I make a card using it.Β 
Here is the sketch for you
And here is my take on it.
Cardstock: Wplus9 white cardstock
Stamp sets: Day Dreamer, Grunge Me, Butterfly Dreams, Daily Designs and Think Big favourites #11 from PTI and Super Star from Wplus9
Inks: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade from SU, Lime and Papaya inks from Amuse Inks and Archival jet Black ink.
Accessories: Circle Punch.
I love the graphics on the card. Also enjoy using multiple stamp sets on on this card, about five or six stamp sets in all. Very happy with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

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PTI April Blog Hop

Yay! It is PTI blog hop day today! Here is this month’s inspirational photo.
Such beautiful fabric rolls. Colours and patterns are so pretty. Love love the inspiration but too many patterns to choose from for me. That was hard but finally I decided to choose two patterns from PTI background stamps I own. Here is my take on the photo.
Cardstock: White cardstock from Wplus9 and Bashful Blue from PTI
Stamp sets: Damask and Argyle background sets, Rosie Posie and Delightful Dahilia from PTI
Inks: Amuse Bubblegum, Colour Box Frost White and Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Rosie Posie die and pink rhinestone fron Kaisercraft
Now time to hop and see all the other projects.
Thanks for visiting and happy haopping!

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Lawn Fawn

You are so charming…..

Well, when I saw Lawn Fawn’s Critter Ever After set, I instantly knew it has to come home to me. Why? Aditi, my daughter love dragons. She is infact dragon crazy. Has read The Lost Dragon Chronicles and The Eragon series, has made clay models of dragons and now wants to do a course in mythology! lol! I don’t know how long this phase is going to last. Previously, it was all about horses πŸ™‚

Anyway, LF’s Critter Ever After is here with me and Aditi couldn’t resist colouring the dragon image with the fire out of its mouth πŸ™‚
Β So here is a card she made yesterday using the dragon stamp.

Cardstock: Gina K Luxury White and Close to Cocoa from SU
Stamp set: Critters Ever After from Lawn Fawn
Accessories: Circle die from Craft Concepts, Three Hearts punch from SU, rhinestones from stash and Forest Branches Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Aditi did practice her colouring and shading couple of times before she did on the card front. Not perfect but she is very proud of her card. We drew the card sketch together in my sketch book first. Wrote down details and colours before she assembled the card. We had some very good mother daughter conversation and bonding during the making of it. Aditi asked if I can publish her work on my blog and how could I refuse? Am I a proud mother? Of course I am πŸ™‚

Please leave her some nice comments to boost her confident and motivation to do more πŸ™‚

Thanks in advance. Until next time….


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Lily Pad Cards


Stunning photo of poppies. I love the blury background and the depth which I tried to replicate in my card here.

Cardstock: Gina K luxury white
Stamp Sets: Delightful Dahilia and Botanical Silhouettes from PTI
Inks: Petal Pizzaz, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade from SU and Archival Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Sponging tool
I did a lot of sponging and generational stamping to get the depth.
Love how it turned out.Hope you do too πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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CAS- usual Friday Challenge

CAS-ual Friday Celebrations

Today we are celebrating at CAS-ual Friday.
It is Michele Gross’s Birthday. Michele is our boss and our pal.

Karen invited us to join a blog hop for Michele.

Here is my card Birthday Card for Michele.

Happy Birthday Michele! Have a wonderful day.

Here are the list of friends doing the Birthday Hop for Michele. Check out their cards.

Julie Ranae

Gayatri (thats me!)
You next stop is Karen!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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A Blog Named Hero, Freshly Made sketches

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi again, A quick post today sharing this card.

Cardstock: White cardstock from Wplus9
Stamp sets: Beautiful Spring and Mother and Father sets from The Craft’s Meow
Ink: Memento Black ink
Accessories: Copic markers and circle die from Craft Concept.

I have used Freshly Made Sketch #31 to make this card.
Great sketch. I fliped the sketch 90 degrees vertical.

I am also entering this card for A Blog Named Hero Challenge #2 – Cards with a View.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Until next time….


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