Friday, February 8, 2019

I love math challenge #12

Hello Crafty Math loving friends,

It is time for another I Love Math Challenge. We are on the 12th challenge already! We never knew we would come this far when we started. Thanks to all the participants who kept on playing. And big thanks to Milka who is the organizer of it. If you are new to this, you can check Milka's post HERE to know our design team and rules.

For today's challenge, the math part is geometrical shape/shapes and theme is Birthday ! I have selected the circle shape to go with my sentiment die.

Yes, it is a very simple design but those colors gives an instant lift to the over all look. I have used
CrafTangles' liquid water colors . Aren't they gorgeous!!! Please stay tuned as I am doing a blogpost reviewing them. 

Please visit Milka's blog for more details & to link up your project. One lucky winner gets a Jane's Doodle's stamp set.

Thank you so much for being here on my blog. I hope you get some time to play along the challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 25, 2019

January- Thyroid Awareness Month

Hello friends,


Today, I am posting this card as part of of a blog hop which is organized by my awesome friend , Milka to spread awareness of the need for preventive screening and early detection of thyroid disease to avoid unpleasant illnesses and dangerous complications.

Along with me there are total 26 designers from all over the world taking part in this hop. I feel honored to be part of this hop. Milka, I am thankful to you to invite me for this initiative.

The aim of the hop is to support Thyroid Awareness Month and to raise public awareness of the importance of a Thyroid Gland and problems it can cause when not working properly.Thyroid disorders pose a significant threat when prolonged or in the acute presentation, and are potentially serious disorders with symptoms that range from non-specific constitutional to subtle or frank neuropsychiatric symptoms. 

Being a Hypothyroid ( when the thyroid gland activity is abnormally low) patient for last 10 years myself, this hop is close to my heart. I am dealing with weight gain, edema, thinning hairline, dry skin, poor memory etc. I have to take my medication for the rest of my life and still have to deal with all those symptoms. I have to be very careful with my diet and constantly struggle to loose weight (Which is not happening - no matter how hard I try, I gain it back so fast - so easily) . I have to  keep adjusting the dose of the medication too. I’ve learned my body well enough to know when I’m feeling like I need to adjust medication dosage . Medicine is necessary to balance the hormone but you need yoga, meditation and exercise to keep your stress level under control. Between medication and lifestyle change I've learnt to live my life happily! So you can imagine  how crafting is helping me to deal with these crappy disease. 

So coming to the crafting part, I made this card around the sentiment. We were suppose to use the blue color, paisley and butterfly as the thyroid gland looks like butterfly. 

The butterfly is from Verve Stamps( sadly... they are no longer in business) , paisley from papertrey ink and sentiment is by MFT. 

Yes, life is tough but we are way stronger than we think! I feel Challenges are what make life interesting.

All of the details for this hop can be found here, on Milka's blog!
there are giveaways along this month long hop. Please check the blog hop order below!

I really hope you will join our blog hop! Thank you for being here!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Indian craft dies - Ranganjali

Hello Friends,

As promised, I am back on Ranganjali's blog with another set of projects made by my most favorite dies so far . It is indian motives, traditional & out of the box. Love the Ganesha & Om dies (auspicious beginning)  by Ranganjali.

Here is the sneak peak and please check the post HERE!

Please visit their blog for individual picture and process.

They have started a page on their website, where you can share your creations made using their products. There is a prize of  Rs.250/- voucher, every month, for a lucky winner. Please click HERE to go to page.

Thank you for being here and go grab that die if you trust me...:)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ranganjali : Fire Works Die

Hello Crafty Friend,

I am on Ranganjali's blog showcasing one of their exclusive new die - fire works! It is a beautiful die which cuts clean and it can be used for multiple purposes. You can check the dies and my cards HERE!

Sneak Peaks for you!

Please do not forget to check their blog too! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

You fill my heart with Joy

Hello friends,

I am on Jane's Doodle blog with this colorful card. I have used 2 stamp sets to make this card.

Birds are from - Free as a bird stamp set and sentiment is from one of the retiring stamp set - Hello Friend (which is on the sale ) but it is so unique that I had to use it. 

Don't you think the expression of birds matches so well with the sentiment? 

Thank you for being here! Have a good day!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

2018 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello friends,

 It seems like 2018 went too fast for me.  I am happy that I could make a card for my favorite blog hop - 2018 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !

Here it is...

I just love how it came out! It all started with that Verve Stamp's Sentiment.  Jane's Doodle's St. Nick
set was lying on my table and I thought that this Santa image is a perfect match for the sentiment.

When Santa brings you coffee, you now that your year is really going to be awesome!

Super happy how quickly this card came together. I hope you all got time to play along!
Thank you for being here !


Monday, November 12, 2018

Spellbinders Stamps and dies

Hello Friends,

Today, I am super excited to share this post. A month back, I received some goodies from Spellbinders. Because of my ill health it took me so long to use them.

 They are 2 combos of cling rubber stamps and coordinating dies by Debi Adams - Twisted and New Arrival. I love how concise  these combos are. They are very cost effective too as dies are part of the set. They have whimsical images and i just love the wordplay of  sentiments.

Let me show you what I created using them.

I created two cards using Twisted set. For the above card, I cut multiple masks with pretzel die and placed them on the bottom of a white card stock panel. I ink blended honey mustard, fossilized amber  and ground espresso distress inks. As we all know, the spellbinder dies are one of the best and give really crisp die cuts. 

I stacked few diecuts for the dimension and colored the top one using copics. I also heat embossed few dots in white for salt. 

For this one, I heat embossed those sprinkles on a beige cards base. On a small off white panel I heat embossed sentiment in black, edge in gold and mounted two pretzel die cuts in red and gold!
Added few blings for finishing touch. It is a simple card but the texture of all the papers and heat embossing makes it really elegant.

Next card showcase the New Arrival stamp-die combo!

Isn't that a sweet stamp?

 I inked a scrap piece of white CS and cut zillion stars out of it using 2 stars from the die.
Mounted all the stars on top part of white card-base. I also cut 3 clouds and use the negative to ink a small white panel. The focal image of  stork is colored with copics and die cut using co-coordinating die.

It is an excellent set to make baby announcement cards as the die is there which makes mass production easier. 

I hope you are inspired by the cards. 

I am really grateful to Team Spellbinders &  Yana Smakula for  giving me this opportunity and believing in me ! I hope you like my creations. 

Thank you so much for being here!