29 Nov 2012

Quilled Santa !

This Santa is totally inspired by the santa's quilled by Sylvia.She such an inspiration for 3D quilling ! I was so impressed by her  post that I wanted to try one myself. I have quilled this santa for a keychain (It can be used as Christmas tree ornament too !) Its about 5cm tall.The strips are from red and white chart-paper.I have always admired 3D quilling but was not sure if I could do it.Glad I tried it.Its not perfect but I  learned few things while doing it and enjoyed too !

Entering for :
Tuesday Alchemy :Challenge #42 Anything goes
Make it Monday :MIM # 117
Pin and Tack: Challenge # 3 Anything goes
Challenge 4 Everybody :Challenge 8 Anything goes
Hands to heart Challenges:Challenge 6 Ring the bells
Sassy Studio Designs :Challenge DTBST #153 
4 Crafty Chicks:Challenge #118 Ornaments
Crimbo Crackers:Challenge 29-Anything goes

26 Nov 2012

Card with a Door !

 Knock knock !!

See who is at the door ?

Here to say " Thank You !".

I made a small card bit bigger then note card and smaller than standard card .It is similar to gate fold card.Made the door panels using acetate sheet.Used  paper with wooden print(from an old magazine) for doors.Distressed with white color in center to give the effect of glass etching .Use a bead for door knob.
I drew the Japanese doll taking inspiration from an image ,colored with pencil colors cut it and gave slight dimension.The bamboo trees in background are also hand draw and colored.Sentiment is hand written .That's all about this card .Do tell if you like it .

Entering for :
LESSology Challenge #20 : Barely there.
Scrap Your Idea :Thank you Card Contest.
Sunshine Creations:Challenge #2 Fall/ThanksGiving.
The Stamping Boutique:Challenge 59 Giving  Thanks
 The Crafter's cafe : Challenge#10 Thank you 
Make It Monday : Challenge #117 
Challenges 4 Everybody :Challenge #8 Anything goes
Pin and Tack:Challenge #3 Anything goes
Craft Punked:Week 47-Best Friends (Thanking Best friend for her never ending friendship !)

22 Nov 2012

Warli Note book

Oh no not warli again !!I know you must be thinking this ..with so much of warli creations  going on this month .I saw Saumya's Notebooks and remembered I had made one too.Not at all perfect like her !This  is out an out recycling project.As I have used thin cardboard sheet from shirt packing for cover, the pages are leftover from old diaries, red handmade paper is from wedding invitation card and cream colored paper too from same card.I stacked all the pages together and cut them in same size. As they are less made two holes and tied all pages together with golden thread.

The time consuming part was cutting and pasting tiny warli figures(Paper piecing in short !)As they are very small they kept falling here and there and had to cut them again and again. This reminded me of school days when in every summer I used to keep all the unused pages from notebooks to make a rough book for next year !(See I was stingy since childhood !!).I wish you are not thinking I have gone crazy over warli  :)  :D ;) !

Entering for :
Tuesday Alchemy : Challenge #41 Anything but a card.
Pin and Tack: Spark the Moment -Anything goes Challenge
Make it Monday :MIM#116 with meljens design
Paper Playtime:Ch #89 Anything goes.
Challenge for Everybody : Challenge #7 Anything goes


I was happy and rather surprised to see Madalina's comment about  Liebster Award .I never thought it would come to me ! Thanks a lot Mandalina for all the good words and passing this Award to me.Its an honor .

About the Award
Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

To accept the award, you must:

1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.

2) Post the award to your blog.

3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.

4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know. 

                      Now comes the difficult task to pass the award .What makes it difficult is I can pass it to only 5 bloggers !! If possible I would pass it to all blogs that I follow.I love all the works of fellow Bloggers and they constantly inspire me.The condition of less than 200 followers has helped to shortlist and also the fact that most of them have already received this award.I would like to pass this Award to :

Hussena ( Quill and Punch Works) - I simply adore her work be it paper quilling ,punch craft or stamping.She creates awesome cards,tags and even bags.Her creations are beautifully embellished and have very nice color combinations.Not only she creates beautiful crafts but also encourages fellow bloggers with her comments and tutorials. If you have already visited her blog you would agree with me and if not do visit .

Chris ( A Journey into Quilling and Paper Crafting) - I am a great fan of her tutorials.She keeps on inventing new techniques in Paper Quilling and is generous enough to share them with fellow crafters.Her techniques and tips are very useful to improve paper quilling. If you haven't seen her fabulous creations do check .She has done some mind blowing landscapes,portraits and her latest work is Christmas decor using improved(or shall say simplified ?) beehive technique.

Eesha Kolli (Love for art in many forms)- I had seen her few cards in ICR gallery and I was so impressed  by her creativity that I started following her blog.Like her blog says she loves art in many forms be it drawing, sketching, or card making. She is an amazing artist and her sketches are just Fabulous.Its always a pleasure to visit her blog to see her creations.I am sure you will like them too.

Sindhu ( Trapped in Craft) -I loved her back to school card, it was so Unique and creative. Though I started to follow her blog earlier, got to know little about her recently :) !! I love sindhu's cards they  have very beautiful color combinations.She has made some beautiful cards be it CAS style or shabby chic style.I Enjoy visiting her blog.I am sure you will too !

Smita (Quilling,a super papercraft)- Smita's Paper Quilling works are wonderful, 2D and 3D both ! I liked her quilled cards and frames very much She had strarted experimenting with stamping too.Her recent Christmas cards are very beautiful ,bright and festive. She is always there to encourage fellow crafters like me with her sweet comments.Take a look a her creations and you will agree with me too.

Though I have mentioned only few .I would like to thank all the blogger pals for sharing tips and techniques,for their encouragement and sweet comments too !

14 Nov 2012

One more Rangoli !

Thanks a lots for the lovely comments on the previous rangoli post.Encouraged by the comments I am sharing one more rangoli I drew for Diwali.

Picture is inspired from a greeting card.The card had two birds and lots of flowers .Due to time constrain I decided to draw only a part of it . This time I didn't do the background to avoid mess(and save time too :) ). I have used normal rangoli for coloring As the rangoli powder is very coarse had to sieve it before using. This rangoli is  nearly 3 by 3 feet.Though it takes time to draw big rangoli but it becomes easier to do the shadings.For some shades I have mixed turmeric power , kumkum in white rangoli.Hope you like it.

12 Nov 2012

Happy Diwali !

Wish you all a very Happy Diwali !


I am sharing the picture of rangoli I made for Diwali .Looks small in picture but is 3.5 feet by 2.5 feet actually.This rangoli is  inspired by desktop wallpaper could not replicate it exactly. The background is a mess and bird also requires lots of improvement .Still wanted to share something along with Diwali Wishes.Hope you all are enjoying and having good time with family and friends.

8 Nov 2012

Magic Slider card

This card is totally inspired by the one made by Kiranmayee.I had seen magic slider card first time on her blog and wanted to make one after seeing it .Here is the tutorial( got from kiranmayee's post).It was fun making this card.The image is hand drawn and colored.

3 Nov 2012

Madhubani Envelops

                        It has been almost a week that I posted anything.Busy with other stuff so didn't craft anything.I got some nice rose plants planted them ,cleared grass in garden, sprayed fertilizer  and spent all free time gardening.
                              Continuing with the traditional and Diwali theme I am sharing madhubani envelops today.

Last week it was warli and now madhubani !! I love painting them both.Warli painting has simplicity and madhubani is colorful . These cash envelops were made using old invitation cards.I had made them long before but didn't gift them to any one :) !