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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Another CAS card!! - Heat Embossing

Here is another card I created today with my favorite stamp.

I stamped the Sunflower stamp with Versamark water mark inkpad and then heat embossed it with Black Embossing powder. Distressed the whole cardstock then with Mowed lawn, Peeled paint and Mustard seed Distress ink. Added a sentiment and heat embossed it too. And my card is ready.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. color conception challenges - Stamping techniques 
2. Addicted to stamps -Anything goes 
3. LEJ designs Challenge -Anything goes 

Am entering my last three CAS cards into the following challenge:
DCAM challenges - CAS Cards

Please leave your comments and suggestions.


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Another CAS card - White wash Technique !!!

I just tried this CAS card with White wash Technique...

Took the white Spellbinders Diecut and distressed it with Versamark watermark Ink. Then heat embossed it with White Embossing powder... Filled the inside of the flower with White Acrylic paint. After it dried, painted it with Distress inks -Picked Raspberry and Tumbled glass. Just added a sentiment and pearls and am done.

Entering this card into the following challenges:

1. Color conception challenges - Stamping Techniques
2. TTCRD - Anything goes 


Monday, 16 December 2013

CAS card - Acrylic Resist Technique

I just tried a CAS card with Acrylic resist technique with Distressing.

Took a white base card stock. Stamped the flower from My Minds Eye Miss caroline stamp set with Acrylic paint. Then Distressed the whole card with Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.

Placed some Bling in the flower centre. Added a sentiment and I am done.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Color conception Challenges - Stamping Techniques (Acrylic resist)
2. Simonsaysstamp challenge - Stamp Out
3. IBS challenge - Anything goes

Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.


Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas card 2013!!!

I have not been crafting much for the last three months except on special occasions and festivals. Christmas has always been so special to me and how can I not create a Christmas card.

I used my new Tim Holtz Ornate On the Edge Die in the card (Never got an opportunity to use it since I bought it three months back).

I have used a Pattern paper which Colette has sent as a gift... Loved the Bright colors of the paper. I just wanted to use all of those Papers she sent. They all were cute.. The Ribbon was also part of her gift.

I wanted a Poinsettia flower but had no stamp or die for it. I used a part of the Tim holtz tattered flower to create this flower. Colored the diecut with water color pencils. Added Glitter balls in the centre and wow I loved the result.

The Oak Leaf is a RAK from Devika of Kukies Basket.

Here is the card:

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. LULUPU - Cook it up 
    Used Pattern paper , Diecuts - Tattered flowers, Tim holtz Ornate, Embellishment -Glitter balls
Check out the Blog Hop at Lulupu. There are huge yummy goodies on offer...

2. crafts4eternity - Christmas Chaos
3. craftysentiments -Christmas 
4. inkspirationalchallenges -Photo Inspiration -Have used the colors Red, Green and White

5. Itsy Bitsy -Make it Festive 

A Photo frame with Sospeso Flowers!!!

I had been wanting to learn this Sospeso technique for long now and finally I did it...

This is my first trial with it.

This went as a gift as my friend loved it so much. I gifted it to her as I had no time to make one more that day.

Entering this into the following challenges:
1. Beyond Grey Challenge - Gift Challenge 
2. Little Claire's Design - Make a gift


Friday, 29 November 2013

Birthday card for a Special Sis!!!!

I made a simple Cas card for my loving sister. Just wanted it to be bright.

Here is the card:

Used Mustard Seed Distress ink to to create a cardstock and then stamped the Background with Kaisercraft stamps....
The Butterfly is a clay one.

Entering this card into the following challenges:

1. Case this sketch - Sketch 

2. Crafty card makers - CAS card 

3. Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Things with wings

4. Anonymous stamps - Anything goes 

5. Stamped Blessings - Anything goes 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A Masculine Card - Birthday card for Dad!

November month has always been special to me coz it is filled with Birthdays in the family. It has always been interesting choosing special gifts for them and pack it with a lovely handmade card.

Am very poor at making Cas and masculine card. I tried one and am happy with the result.

Here is the card

Entering this card into the following challenges:

1. carabbiemomentsofcraft - Anything goes / CAS 
2. natalieandamy - For the Boys 
3. craftingbydesigns - Anything goes with Birthdays
4. wordartwednesday - Anything goes 
5. brownsugarchallenge - Anything goes


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A card for my Mom's 60th Birthday!!!

Here is a card I made for my Mom on her Birthday... I cant believe she is turning 60 this week end. I badly want to be with her on her birthday but couldnt.

I created this card in less than half an hour.... I had always sent her cards with flowers. So this time I made it very simple without flowers.

Hope you all like this card.

- Catherine -

Diwali cards I made!!!!

Oh..Finally I have started crafting after a long break of around two months....

Always been wanting to start crafting again but had been postponing for a while. The day before Diwali I wanted to make some Diwali cards and made these two simple cards...

Here is the 1st one

The Second one:

Please leave me your comments. Any suggestions, feedback are always welcome...

And, Happy Diwali to all my dear Indian friends celebrating this festival of Lights....

Entering this card into the following challenge:
Crafters corner -MAKE IT FESTIVE


Monday, 30 September 2013

A simple Thank you Card using Distress Inks !!!

Here is a Thank you card I did using Distress Inks.

Tried the water Spritz Technique learnt from Rajini ji this month from Color conception Challenges Blog. I am glad with the end result.

Finished this card in less than half an hour....

Hope you all like it too.

Supplies used:
Distresss Inks - Tea Dye , Mustard seed and Peeled paint
(Tea Dye and Mustard seed DI from

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. color conception challenges -  Spread your wings with Distress inks   
2. Lulupu challenge - Fancy Me (I always fancy using Distress inks )
3. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes  
4. cheerylynndesigns challenge - Lace (Real / Faux)
    (Used Cheery Lynn Lil Pink Bicycle Die, The Faux lace is a punch cut out)

Friday, 20 September 2013

A card made for Teacher's day!!! (A little delayed post)

I had to make a card for my lil one's Play school teacher and I had totally forgot that. Realised it only on 4th Sep night. So I did this simple card in almost an hour.

I had no Teachers day sentiment stamp with me. So I just wrote the Sentiment.

My Baby liked it and she was so happy giving it herself to her teacher.

Here is the card

I distressed the Pattern paper with Fired Brick and Tea dye Distress inks... The Flourish and the Sunflowers are diecut and the small flowers are punched. 

Hope you all like it. 

Supplies used: 
Distress Inks - Fired Brick and Tea Dye -
Sunflower die - Cheery Lynn -
Pattern paper -

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Color conception challenges - Spread your wings with Distress Inks
2. Through the Craft room Door challenge - Anything goes 
3. craftyribbonschallenge - Anything goes with Ribbon


Friday, 30 August 2013

Name Boards I created recently for our new Home!!!

Today, Am sharing two Quilled name boards that I created for our new Home. This is my first attempt at Quilling typography.

The first one, I wanted to keep it simple bcoz it is to be kept out on the door. I wanted to make it look masculine but yet wanted to keep it Bright. While chatting with my Blogger friend Manu, she gave me a suggestion to use Red and Yellow. It turned out pretty good. No flowers, No Glitters....

My Lil one saw that and she asked me whats written in that(She is 2 n a half n she identifies very few alphabets). As I told her, its her dad's name, She immediately asked me Where is the one with my name. So I had to create one to hang on her Room door.  After I quilled her name, I placed a lil girl sticker. Then she demanded me to add everything she likes like Butterfly, Angry birds, Kitty, Car, Train,Winnie the Pooh, Teddy bear, Stars, Heart.... And it went so on and I stopped the list when there was no more space left in the Board.

Entering this into the following challenges:
1. Itsy Bitsy challenge - For the Kids
2. Crafters corner - Anything goes

 Hope you all like it.

- Catherine -

A simple Layout - Mixed Media!!!

I created this Layout with Mixed Media technique.... Recently, Had been reading so much about this through Crafters corner Blog and Color conception challenges, I just wanted to try one. I didnt follow a specific tutorial from them. But I had used techniques from everyone whichever I could imply on mine.

Here is the Layout

I gave it textures with Pattern papers, Sakura's modelling paste, Sakura's Gesso, Laces. Colored them with Imagination crafts Inkadink Spray Inks and Mansi's Mistries(Have only 2 colors of them).

Entering this into the following challenges:
Color conception Challenges - Nail it Down with Textures

Hope you will leave your suggestions to improve.


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Birthday Card made on order!!!

Here is a Birthday card I did for a client. She had browsed the net and took a card. And she just wanted me to replicate the card for her.... But I did not want to do that. So I took it as an inspiration and created the card in my style except that I kept the color combinations same as it was a strict requirement from the client.

The card is an inspiration from Georgeann Manning. I was so impressed by her creations and each n every card in her blog was gorgeous.

Here is the card. It was for a man and So I kept it less embellished. Am happy I got to use my new Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Die for the Scallops and Pine designs.

Supplies Used:

Yellow Base card Stock - Local Buy Handmade Paper
Yellow Pattern paper -Itsy Bitsy 
Deep Red Textured Paper , Satin Ribbon - A1 crafty supply
Border Die - Sizzix On the Edge Die -Mini Scallop & Pinking (Used Both)
Spellbinder Tag Diecuts - Kukies Basket 
Jef Border Punch - Kukies Basket
Quilling strips - Kukies Basket 
Leaves Punch -Local Buy

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. allsortschallenge -Use your new stash (Timholtz Edge die)
2. craftingbydesigns - Anything goes
3. craftsandmechallenges -Anything goes
4. Crafters corner - Anything goes 

Hope u all like it. Happy crafting.


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A Simple Mixed media Tag !!

I sometimes spend my time in the craft room just doing random things like distressing a piece of paper, coloring some digitally printed image, try stamping with my unused stamps.... Two days back,I wanted to try using the new Sakura Gesso and Modelling paste I recently bought.

I tried inking, applying gesso and then used the modelling paste to create a texture. When I looked at that finally, It looked like a tag. So, Embellished the piece, added a sentiment and converted it into a Tag. 

This is the final result:

Entering this tag into the following challenges:

1. For the love of crafting - Make a Tag
2. Carabbie moments of craft challenges - Anything But a Card 
3. Flutter by Wednesdays - Any winged Creature 

Happy Crafting. Please leave your comments and suggestions. 


Friday, 26 July 2013

A card for Deepti's celebration - Case my Card !!!

My dear Blogger friend Deepti is celebrating her 100+ followers and her Blogaversary on her Blog here. To join the fun, you need to CASE any of her card and create your own project. 

I always had loved her style of crafting - Mostly Quick, CAS, simple but Elegant creations. 

I cased her card from here (The one in the 1st pic) and created my own version (The one in the second pic)

Deepti's card: 

My Version: 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Deepti’s celebration – CASE
  1. Crafts4eternity challenges - Anything goes 
  2. 365 cards - Earth tones 
  3. cinspiration challenges - BINGO (Flowers ,Dewdrops,,Sentiment / Stamped Images-Flowers , Dew Drops, Red -Flowers n Butterflies)

Happy crafting.
- Catherine -

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

My First tutorial - With Sizzix Tattered flowers !! (A pic heavy post)

I want to Thank Itsy Bitsy for coming up with a Challenge like this for the month of July. As soon as I saw the topic, I decided I am gonna give a try at it… A  project with Sizzix product. The twist is to have a tutorial with it. I wanted to use the chance otherwise I don’t think I will do a Tutorial. I prefer doing a photo step by step tutorial coz If It is a video, I need someone with me to record. 

Recently I tried this Tattered flowers and showcased this die at Kukies Basket as a design team member. From that day, I fell in love with the die.  So I thought it will be easy for me to work with something that I am in love with.

The tattered flowers is a set of four pieces.  Am gonna show you now how I use them on my creations. I prefer starting with White Diecuts in paper which allows me to use the lovely distress inks, I use it in paper because I want the papers to be soft n curl however I want it to be.

Things needed:
  1. Tattered florals Diecut
  2. Distress Inks (I used Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick)
  3. Blending  tool
  4. Embossing tool
  5. Quilling tool
  6. Stamp(preferably a script)
  7. Stamping Ink-Black
  8. A Spritzer bottle (I do not own any mini mister. So I use a Hair spray bottle which I tried some Decoupage on)
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I started distressing the Diecuts with Worn lipstick Distress pad and then with Fired Brick for a darker shade. I prefer distressing it both the sides. 

After Distressing, it looks like this. 

Step 2:

To add Patterns, I randomly stamped on them with a stamp in Black ink.

Step 3:

Now, Emboss in the center for a raised effect and then curl the edges with a Quilling tool (I do it either inside or outside or a combination of both). For ths flower, I had done it inwards.

Step 4:

Align the diecuts one over the other acc to their sizes and secure in the middle with Glue. 

Step 5:

Now embellish them as you like in the centre. I have just cut the pollens from their wires and used it at the centre.

Now, The flower is ready to be added in my creations.

I have used these Diecuts in all the following creations this month:

This is the one with a same style. But I had used Pine needles Distress Inks on the flowers.

In the next one, I have done distressing randomly without stamping on it. Have added Bling in the centre. 
I used it in Recycled Box

The next one is simple without any Distressing. A plain color Diecut where i used a combination of curling the petals. One inside and the other outside alternatively. To add dimension to it, I colored them here n there. Added a little pearl in the centre. 
I have used this flower in a tag below. 

In this last one, I Distressed the white diecuts with Peeled paint and Tea dye combination. Sprayed water with a spray bottle. Crumpled it and allowed it dry. And after sometime, I just opened and adhered it one over the other. Finally added a Star charm in the centre. 
I have used this in a Money Envelope. 

Thats all for now. Hope the tutorial is ok with u all.. Pls leave your comments n suggestions. I have so many ready tattered flowers in my stash now which I will be usingin the upcoming creations. 

Happy Crafting Guys..Enjoy!!!

Entering this tutorial into the following one and onle challenge:



A Quilled Thank you Card!!

I created this Thank you card for my Brother-in-law who helped us in our time of Need. I wanted to keep it simple but attractive.

Took a Pattern paper and Distressed it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The Flowers are Quilled and the leaves are punched. I used a floral tape around a twine and created the plant's stem.

I really loved the outcome and I hope My Brother-in-law likes it too.

Here is the card:

Submitting this card to the following challenges:

1. Crafter's Corner Challenge- Thank You 
2. Whimsical Designs Challenge - Favourite Color 
     I love Green with Yellow and Pink and red. Thats always a Bright color combination while making cards.
3. simplylessismoore challenge - Handmade Flowers 

Hope you all like it...

Happy Crafting guys.

- Catherine -

Monday, 22 July 2013

Upcycled Shoe Box into a Basket!!

I always loved upcycling / recycling waste boxes. But didnt get to do them much.

Oneday, when I was just browsing through Pinterest,I found this link of upcycling a shoe box. I saved it to my system and totally forgot abt it. Recently, when i was just organizing my system files, i came thro this again.As soon as I saw this I wanted to try. Here is the link pic for ur reference.

But I had a different shoe box which didnt have the extra layer inside so that it becomes a compartment.  I attached an extra sheet to it with tape and secured them.

Here are the pics

The insides of the box - I painted them with Acrylic colors.

I used a packaging paper of a wall sticker in pista green to cover two sides of the box and a striped pattern paper for the other two sides.

After sticking all those there were small gaps where the two compartments met.I used Washi tapes to cover them.

I wanted to keep it in my craft space so I used sticker based embellishments.

The box was ready and then I realized that it occupies more space in the table. So I just punched holes, fastened a golden twine to it and hung it in the wall. Now it stays in my craft space holding my small tools and small paper scraps in seperate compartments.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Natalieandamy challenges - Trash to Treasure  (Shoe Box into Basket)
2. Lessology challenge - Packaging central (Used a Shoe Packaged box and a Packing paper with a wall decor)
3. colorconceptionschallenges -Trash to Treasure Using Washi Tapes
4. berry71bleu challenge -Anything goes
5. challenges4everybody - Anything goes

Hope you all liked it.