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Sunday, 30 December 2012

My favourite 5 Cards of the Year 2012!!!

A very Happy New Year to all my Blog friends....

As I am not a full time crafter, Managing my One and a half year old little angel, I could make only few cards throughout the whole year.  I have so many resolutions for the new year. One among them is Allocating some more time for crafting as my cutie pie is a little grown up.

I learnt quilling sometime in Last December around this time n hope I have improved with my creations.
I like all the cards I made, But in no particular order I have listed them below. 

The card I created for my Husband's Birthday 

Loved the color combo and the design of it.

My first Digi stamp card. Also the handmade flower was my first trial.

My first Center Step card.

Loved the design of the card and the color combo.

I appreciate all the motivating comments all you my Blog friends have left. Am sure that had motivated me craft more. Thank you so much.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to join in with the fun over at Debby's blog with this post.  She wants to see your favourite five cards from 2012.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

New year Goodies for My Family!!

This was a set of goodies I crafted to send it to my Mom's place.

This set includes a 1. New year Greeting card   2. A tag / Bookmark   3.Treat Box with Home made chocolates   4. A Handmade photoframe

Hope you like it.

Entering this to the foillowing challenges:

1 ITSY BITSY  -  Two's Company Challenge  - The Card and the Tag

2. Crafter Corner  -  Challenge #3 - Make a Set 

3. Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #44- Anything goes

4. The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 11 -Tags 

- Catherine -

Friday, 23 November 2012

First card for Christmas this year!!!

Just started making cards for Christmas. There are so many to make for relatives and friends.

I made a wreath with flowers,candle n bells...

Linking this card to the following challenges:

 ITSY BITSY - K-I-S-S challenge

Crafty creations Challenges - #197 Christmas is Coming

Stamping Sensations - November Challenge

challenges4everybody-  Challenge #8 - Anything Goes 

hands2hearts  - Challenge # 6 - Ring the Bells

Hope you all like this. 

- Catherine -

Card with a quilled flower arrangement!

This is my second post for the day.

Saw a picture of this flower arrangement in an embroidery site. Loved the pic n wanted to try out in quilling n the final result was this.

Entering this card to the following challenge:

Crafter's Corner Challenge 2 -Die Cuts /Punches with Stamping 

The sentiment is stamped and the border is punched.

Unstampabelles #17 - Monochromatic (No Stamps)

Hope you like it.


A quick card for my Mom's Birthday!

A quick CAS card for my Mom.

Entering this card to the following challenges:

1. ITSY BITSY - K-I-S-S challenge

Hope you like it.


Friday, 9 November 2012

A simple CAS card for Diwali!!!!

Created a CAS card following Jaya's challenge pad @

Here is the card I created using the above challenge Pad.

Entering the following challenges

1. CraftyJC Unusual Wing-It Challenges: # 17 @

2. ICR challenges -ICR Challenge 23 - Paper quilting method + Diwali project @

3. ITSY BITSY - K-I-S-S challenge

- Catherine -

Monday, 5 November 2012

25 Days Of Christmas!!! Event @

Damaris @ atstudiod is conducting a 25 days of Christmas event.

Starting Monday November 12 and continuing every week day all through December 14, There are chances to win lots of goodies.

To join click here...

Enjoy n Have fun....


- Catherine -

Thursday, 25 October 2012

CAS - Birthday card for a kid!!

ICR has announced its 22nd challenge - MONOCHROMATIC + LETTER FAMILY !

Create a single color tone card, can take support of just one neutral.-either white or black. And as usual the interesting part of the challenge - the COMBO TWIST 'LETTER FAMILY'- Use at least 2 components on the card with that first letter of that color u choose. Confusing?

The examples provided in the site can make everything clear.
'B'  - Blue,Brads,Buttons,Blings,Butterfly etc...

Have been a  member of ICR for somtime now, I always find their challenges interesting with that special twist. But didnt find time so far to enter the challenge. Wanted to try a CAS card for the challenge. I selected GREEN as my color.

I have used Green as the main color with the support of the neutral white.  Here
'G' is for Green,  Grosgrain ribbon, Googly eyes, Glitter dots and ofcourse Glue to put all elements in place.

Linking this card to

1. ICR 22 @

2. Hands 2 Heart Challenges A Precious Child @

- Catherine -

My first try on a Center step card!

This is a card I created for a friend who recently delivered a baby girl .

Thanks to Beccy @ for her clean n crisp tutorials of card folds.

I wanted to make a pink card for my friend. And personally feel the card has come out too pinky pinky.

Hope u all like it.

Linking this card to

1. Hands 2 Hearts Challenge # 5 - A Precious Child @

- Catherine -

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Trying my hands at Quilled miniatures...

Just tried creating some miniature flower pots without a quilling mould.

Hope u like it.

- Catherine-

Monday, 22 October 2012

A New Quilled Frame - Flower Basket

Just made a quilled Flower Basket frame as a Navaratri gift to one of my friend who is very fond of my work.

Linking up this project to

1.The ItsyBitsy 'Make it Dimensional' Challenge @

2. Challenge 4 @ Anything but a card

Hope you all like it.

- Catherine -

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A simple pink card!

Another simple quick card.

Am linking this card to 
2nd Annual Link Up for Pink!!

- Catherine -

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

A Quick Pink Card...

A Simple Card for October - The Breast Cancer Awareness month - GO PINK

Am linking this card to few challenges 

1. 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink!!

2. Kalalayaa's Challenge # 10 -Color Bingo !!
    I have chosen Pink, Blue and Red


4.Think Pink- Challenge #3

Hope u all Like It.......

- Catherine -

Birthday Celebration Challenges and Blog Hop @ theperfect sentimentschallenge

Come join them from October 10th - 30th for their one year Anniversary / Birthday Celebration Challenges and Blog Hop! 

Lots of prizes to be won! 

This celebration is being sponsored by:
Floppy Latte's Designs
Stitchy Bear Stamps
Shelly's Images
MelJen's Designs
Crafty Sentiments
Crafty City 

Your first chance to win a prize begins now...

Create a post that includes their badge above in it on your blog. Once you have done that, visit and link up your post using the inlinkz tool. You can win 9 Christmas Digital Stamps to help you get a great start on your Christmas Greeting Cards.

Now, GET..............SET.................GO


Friday, 14 September 2012

Another White On White!!!

Cant Beleive I have made another White on White card. 

Was going through a Wedding Invitation very colourful. But the concept of the couple's outline in glitter attracted me. Suddenly, an idea flashed and I wanted to try it immediately. 

I finished the card in less than half an hour except for the sentiment as my printer was not working to print out a sentiment. Found a metal plate in my trash. Took it, cut it out and wrote the sentiment with a marker. 

Linking this card to the 


2. Itsy Bitsy Challenge - BIG B (Used Bow (White) and Bling) 

3. Glitter theme @

Hope u all like it....

- Catherine  -

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Link Up for Pink - Giveaway

Giveaway - Purple Cows' Stamp It system!

Here's what one lucky winner will receive:

1- Stamp It Hinged Based
1- Summer Stamp It set (stars)
1- Autumn Stamp It set  (paisleys)
1-Winter Stamp It set (swirls with hearts)
(Each stamp set include 3 corner and 3 border stamps.  Please note, the Hinged Base and Summer stamp are packaged together.)
Total prize value: $69.85

Ends 15th Sep....

Pay a quick visit @ and  help her spread the word about her giveaway . Check out her gorgeous creations....

- Catherine -

A white on white Card !!!

This is the card I did for BGC challenge - BGC # 16-WHITE ON WHITE !

After the 10 days vacation from Mom's place, I had only 4,5 days left to make the card. Am normally not a White on white person.But just wanted to try this challenge. Took this challenge itself as a challenge. 

Seeing the Entries to the challenge, Never had the courage to try one.Such beautiful creations. Never knew that a fll white card can be gorgeous too.And, finally made up my mind to do one and arrived at this card.  

Wanted to make it with quilled flowers n butterfly. But due to shortage of time, Added some satin flowers n a Pie Lane butterfly.

Linking this card to the 


2. MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #93 - "White On White"

Actually not that satisfied with the outcome. But now that I have tried it, Will surely do some White on white over the coming days. 

- Catherine - 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A card for ONAM festival!

ONAM is a state festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India. It is the rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers. The festival commemorates the Vamanaavatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. It is believed that Asura King Mahabali visits his people on that day from the Underworld.


Entering this card for a few challenges:

1. PSC47: Anything Goes with a Sentiment @

2. Challenge 50 Let's Celebrate @



Sunday, 26 August 2012

It's BLOG CANDY tiiiiiime @ thecraftbarn blog

A new CANDY to thank her over 1200 followers. The candy is a pack of yummy goodies all crafters wud need.

One more good news is that this candy is open to all countries.

Drop in her blog at to win this lovely candy.

Thank u for the chance. 

A candy from Nikki!

A lovely candy and a great theme - Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So thought of writing a post instead of posting on the side bar. 

Thank u Nikki. 

Do visit her @ to win her pink candy n a beautiful card made by her. 

Friday, 24 August 2012

My 1st attempt with digital stamp!

The image was my first trial with digital stamps. With no big branded coloring mediums, I colored it with Faber Castell color pencils. 

Am entering this card to a few challenges:

1. Beyond grey challenges
    An interesting theme. I have used Punch craft flower, Glitter n flourish diecuts. 

2. Hands 2 hearts Challenges -Challenge #3 - A Special Teacher
3. Lulupu's Create your own embellishment Challenge @       
     The brown flower is a punch craft flower using a Balloon punch punched from a old     wedding invite.

4. Do more with less - Hussena's challenge @
    The brown flower is a punch craft flower using a Balloon punch. Thanks to Dr.Sonia for her tutorial.

5. Challenges 4 everybody - Challenge #1 - Anything Goes @ 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tri color card

A card using tricolours -Saffron, White n Green.

Am entering this card to few challlenges:
1.The ItsyBitsy TriColor Challenge @

2.unstampabelleschallenges - Challenge #14 - Paper flowes

A simple card!

A simple card I did this week.The flower was made using paper piecing method.

Am linking up this card to Kavitha's Challenge #9 - CAS project

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

My 1st Box card

I have been trying to do a box type card for a long time. Sometimes I didnt get an idea, sometimes I didnt like the way it turned out. And, Finally this one turned out Ok and I liked it.

Am sending it to my sister-in-law who will b getting engaged in two days. 

I am entering this to Snehal Watwe's challenges to create a Box @

This is my first ever entry into a challenge. Lets see!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Today's Card!!

Quilled card

This card I made for my hubby's Uncle. I wanted it to be simple but attractive. I think It turned out the way I wanted it. 


Monday, 23 July 2012

Another Quilled frame!!!

I just completed this in a day. Am happy :-) 

A Quilled Frame - My first Attempt!!!

Tried a frame and It came out OK...
This frame is an inspiration from Inna Dorman's blog-

She has tried lots of varieties in frames. Very inspiring. Would love to try every single frame from her blog.