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Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Thank you card

Hey all

Another post for the day.

It is actually that time of the year when i get busy with orders for Thank you cards. YES. It is the academic year end.

This was a card made for a teacher of a cute little boy.

Another card in which i tried my favorite Heat Embossing technique...

Inspired by the Pinspired photo of Create something catchy challenge...



And here is my card 


Heat embossed flowers on the background.. The flowers were heat embossed with white embossing powder and then Distressed(Emboss resist technique)

It is actually beautiful in the real than in the pic. Couldn't capture the emboss effect from my camera

Hope you all like it... 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Catchy challenges - Lets get pinspired 
2. Whoopsidaisy challenge - Add a sentiment
3. creataliciouschallenges- Anything goes  
4. simonsaysstampblog -Anything goes 


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A Birthday card with my favourite technique - Heat Embossing

Hey All

Hope you are all doing great... I keep deciding on resolutions of keeping my blog updated and then with my two cute babies around, I fail completing that. Today ,am deciding again and hope to keep up with that.

And now I wanted to share a Birthday card I made recently inspired by the mood board of LULUPU's 3rd Birthday celebration Bash..

I love all techniques of scrapbooking but my fav among them are using Distress inks and Heat Embossing. And i have tried both on this card....

Stopping my story here n showing you the card and the moodboard of LULUPU.




Impressed by so many elements in the mood board, tried incorporating them in the card . 

The Gold Embossed sentiment over Pink  - Pink Background with Golden Embossing 
The Photo frame - The Diecut shape beneath the main sentiment 
Colors of the French Macaroons - Colors of the diecut in the centre 
Tassel Banner - Used ribbons as tassel beneath the flowers (Not so prominent in the photo)

The techniques I have used are Heat Embossing, Distressed the frames with Distress inks and handmade diecut flowers.

Hope you all like it... 

Entering this card into the following challenges:

1. Lulupu - 3rd Birthday (Mood board)
2. cardsgalorechallenges - Anything goes
3. hidinginmycraftroom- Embossing 
4. carabbiemomentsofcraft - Anything goes (For Mom /Special lady)
5. scrappyhands - Bingo (Flower,Ribbon and stamps / Embossing,Ribbon and Notes)






Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Birthday Banner for my lil one !!!

Hey All

Here is a Birthday Banner I made for my lil one's Birthday party...

I used a digi paper as Base, Diecut two circles, and over that  placed the Diecut Alphabets.

Finally, i added a Brown ruffled ribbon on top as an outline..



Hope you all like it.

Entering this banner into the following challenges:

1. notjustcardschallenges - Challenge #14  (15 Mar)
2. 2creativechicks - Anything goes  (31 Mar)
3. die-cut-divas - Spring / Children's challenge (31 Mar)


Hugs
Catherine 


Monday, 2 March 2015

Firts trial with a Tri shutter card

If you know me already, you must be knowing that I am more of a CAS, simple, one layer card person. Thanks to the team for such a challenge that it gave me a chance to try all new things. Last time, I tried Mixed media on a clock and it was actually a hit according to me.

With that courage, I tried a fancy fold this time -a tri shutter card and the challenge personally here was I wanted it Masculine...


This is the view of the closed card


When the ribbons are opened




The First open

I used a lot of quotes, colored La la land Birthday Marci with Distress inks, attached a ribbon to hold them all together from the back and am done.



Full open view 


Supplies used:

Kaisecraft Texture stamps
Marianne Anja's Large Oval
Fleur De Lis Square

Hugs
Catherine 

A Late Post... My star Card with a simple tutorial

A Star Christmas Card 



I have a simple tutorial on how I did that... 

I used a 30cm by 30cm square cardstock. Find the centre (15cm) on opposite sides of the square and make a mark . 

From the bottom right hand corner, measure 30cms to the centre line at the top. Repeat this with the bottom left hand corner.
You now have a triangle that is 30cms on all sides. Cut the triangle. 
Hope the picture explains it better. 


    

Now, find the centre point on all three sides of the triangle and join these points. 

For the next set of score lines, make a mark at the point that is 1/6th of the length of the side of the main triangle. HEre 1/6th is 5cm.. so I marked at a point that is 5cm on all the sides from the edge.. that is from the pointed sides of the triangle. Now join them. 


Score and fold along all the lines.. The inner triangle lines are valley fold and the outer ones are mountain fold. 

Fold and close the card overlapping each point of the star to make it a star. 

And it is ready to embellish it pattern papers and we are done. 


Hope u all like it..

Hugs
Catherine 




Friday, 28 November 2014

Monochromatic Birthday card...

Hey All,

Here is a birthday card I made for my dear sissy.

The image is a free digi from Penny Blossom. I had been holding it for a while now. This was the perfect occasion to use the digi.

Colored the Image using distress inks and letraset markers. The flower on the top is a clay embellishment. The sentiment is a digi again.



Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Beyond Grey challenges - Monochromatic (Ends 30 nov)
2. Brown sugar challenge- Anything goes (ends 4 dec)
3. graphitmarkers - Two colors (Pink and orange ) (Ends 12th dec)
4. fabnfunky challenges - Anything with Diecuts (Ends 2 dec)
5. robynsfetishchallenge - Use a digi (Ends 30 Nov)
6. 4craftychicks - Diecuts (ends 3 dec)




Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Mixed Media Clock

Hi All,


Am back with my inspiration for the current challenge –Out Of the Box.  Bored of creating your signature style stuff, Here is a chance to try something new. That means something unique, something different which you haven’t tried before… A chance to try a new fold, a new technique or a new style.

Am here with a clock I have created for the first time in my craft life. If you know me, You would also be knowing that I dont try layers. My creations are always CAS.I should admit that am still poor at loading the embellishments. So thought of giving it a try.Have used so many techniques and so should I call it Mixed Media????? I better leave the decision to you. Please let me know.


I have added a step by step procedure on how I created this.

I cut two circles out of a thick cardstock. Took a decoupage Napkin and separated the topmost single ply with the design in it. Covered one of the entire circles with the decoupage Napkin applying Modpodge. Hatsoff to people who do decoupaging...This tested my patience and yes, still there is lot to learn.


Took the second circle and cut another small circle from the center which will be the place for the dial. Wanted to add some texture to this. Added some lattice pattern with the modeling paste in random. Here I didn’t have a lattice stencil. So used a lattice diecut as a stencil.

Then sponged here and there with Distress ink-Worn Lipstick. Added a subtle shine o it with my Tattered Angel  Glimmer mist.  Couldn’t capture the texture and the shine in the pic properly.. 


Then I traced a clock dial in a white cardstock randomly sponged with Spun sugar and Tea dye Distress Ink.

Assembled in an order of Decoupaged circle frame, then the textured circle frame and inside the clock dial prepared.

Now the outline is ready for embellishing. Embellished with lots of flowers all handmade, ball chain, clay embellishment, Pielane metal butterfly, flourishes, stick pin and pollen flowers.

The biggest flower is created with Tim holtz tattered florals third piece (6 petal) and all other small flowers were created with a five petal punch.

And, The clock is ready to be framed.


Entering this into the following challenge:
1. craftycardmakers - A touch of charm (Ends 23 nov) 
2. 2cuteinkchallenges - Color challenge (Ends 22 nov)
3. dianamlarson challenge blog -Anything goes (ends 30 nov)
4. imagination-craftschallenges -Anything goes (ends 30 nov)
5. scraparoundtheworld -mood board(Bunch of flowers and vintage colors) (Ends 30th Nov)


6. thatscraftychallenges - Anything Vintage 
7. frillyandfunkie -A gift from the heart  (Ends 3 Nov)
8. countryviewchallenges -Bugs,Bees and Butterflies (Ends 30 nov)

Hope you all like it

Hugs
Catherine