Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last post of 2015

Hello friends,

I am really sorry that I am not being around here lately.  Today, I am here with the last post of 2015.

I love Tim Holtz - Crazy Bird stamp set. There is something about those birds. Recently, I got the coordinating dies too so I made this series of quirky cards with it. I love mixing sentiments and images from different brands to stretch the designing possibilities of cards. So  I pulled out all the sentiment stamps which I felt will go with them. The funny thing is they seem so perfect as if they were made for these birds only. They really accentuate the quirky expressions of birds.

I have used MFT, Verve stamps and PTI for sentiments. 
Birds are water coloured with peerless water colours. 

Now, I am looking for another sentiments which goes with them. Hope you will like them too.

May you get all the happiness of the world in coming new year! 
Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Jane's Doodles - Rain or shine

Hello Friends,

I hope you all are doing good and enjoying the winter weather. But my friends in Chennai are having rough time. They were hit by the highest rainfall of the century! The whole city just submerged for days. Water logging and intermittent episodes of more rain is adding to their agony.

Today's card is for all my Chennai friends who need little sunshine right now! Sending them lots of love and prayers and wishing them blue skies and sunny days!

I have used Jane's Doodles new release stamp Rain or Shine !

I took a panel of sky blue card stock. I stamped it with text background and applied gesso randomly to soften the colour and text and allow it to merge in background. I also stamped fence form Jane's Double Trouble set. I die-cut clouds with PTI die and mount the panel with foam tape to give dimension. I adhere those sparkling clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh  to create a faux shaker look. 
( I have a confession - till now I was being cheap an using locally available sequins. But a month back I got a chance to buy these PPP sequins and boy oh boy... how sparkly they are! They immediately lift your card a notch higher! Love it!) 
 The images are coloured with copic, sun and umbrella are fussy cut, sending is from Simonsays stamp and sunshine is PTI die.

That's all for today! I will be back with something other than card...:) ! Stay tuned and keep crafting!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Jane's Doodles New sets and Blog Hop

Hey there, 

It is new release time at Jane's Doodles . We are releasing two new stamp sets.

First one is Rain or Shine

Love the versatility of the set. You can mix and match sentiment with different motif to create cards for different occasions. 

See what I made with it!

Background is made with distress inks and all the elements are fussy cut. Added some clear bling and that adorable sentiment to finish it off!

This is a tag. It is coloured with copics.


The second set is Ahoy!

These are the cutest pirates I have ever seen. Love that quirky sentiment too ...:)!

And here come the cards.

I don't know if you know that or not but I go higgledy-piggledy when it comes to pattern papers. My brain simply stops working the moment I decide to use pattern paper.  I love them but fear them too! But today I challenged myself and pulled out my tiny stash and made this card. I think those stripes and anchor goes well with focal images. 

I had fun making this. I wanted to create a cartoon strip look for this card and all those images were just perfect for it!

There is a generous give away... Jane is giving two stamp set to one  lucky winner (winner's choice) . So, please visit all the DT member's blogs and comment for your chance to win!

Neha (That's Me!) 

That is all for today! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Altenew - Magnolia

Hey friends,

How are you all? I am back with a card I made for a friend. I recently got this Altenew - Magnolia stamp. I loved it from the time they released but resisting buying it! But finally, I gave up and got this and painted flower sets.

I am loving the combination of water color & black and white geometric pattern. No matter how hard I try, I end up adding black and white border to my water color cards. Here I have used polka dot paper for the contrast. I have used peerless water colors for the magnolias.

That's all for today!  Hope you will like it and don't forget to leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Home Sweet Home : Jane's Doodles

Hello Friends,

 I am on JD's blog with this card.

I have used home-sweet-home set. Lately, I am enjoying colouring on kraft card stock and Jane's stamps are perfect for colouring.  I have used Inktense pencils for adding colours to home! The wavy die is by MFT.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you soon! 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Paint it Pink!

Hello Friends,

Today, I am sharing a card which was inspired by Chaitali's post HERE! She lost her mom recently to the breast cancer. She started this hop ( i am not a part of hop but couldn't help myself) to spread awareness about the importance of early detection of BC to cure it!

This post really touched my heart as my own mom is a BC survivor.  It's been 8 years since she is cancer free! Being a daughter that put me at higher risk of having BC myself. I am undergoing check up regularly and I urge you all to do the same. I have seen her pain and agony. There were days when she won't even get up from bed. I myself have shaved her head after second chemo with a hope that her hair will grow back. And they did! Her BC was detected in early stage so we could fight it off. She is a strong woman, her faith and positive attitude did miracle. I am so proud of her and I hope to inherit the same spirit and attitude towards life.

So, I dedicate this card to my mom and all the women fighting BC. Keep fighting, never give up because as Dr. Seuss said "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem." 

I have used Verve stamps for sentiment and peerless water colours for background!. This design is influenced by Amy's card HERE!

Chaitali is also an illustrator for Verve Stamps and she has designed beautiful sets with superb sentiments HERE and HERE!

That is all for today. Take good care of yourself. Hugs!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Read it all! - Jane's Doodles

Hello Friends,

For last two posts I made Christmas cards with Jane's  stamps, so this time thought of doing something different. I love the versatility of  these dogs and cats stamp sets.

For sentiment I have used Read all about it. Images are colored with copics. I added googly eyes and die cut spects to finish it off. 

Thanks for visiting my space. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Peace on earth - Jane's Doodles

With a new Christmas release @ Jane's Doodles, I am already in the Holiday mood. If you are looking for blog hop check it HERE!

Today, I am sharing a Holiday card with a twist!

I have use three stamp sets of Jane's Doodles winter wishes, Dogs, Cats
I stamped that sentiment with an alphabet stamps and gave some water color background!
I think with  a trio of cat, dog and mouse - 'peace on earth' sentiment goes well. What do you think?
I also fussy cut Santa hat, and scarves of dog and cat from Winter wishes set.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. Hope you enjoy it too.
That's all for today. And don't forget 20% off sale is going on at the store.  

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jane's Doodles release blog hop & a new beginning!

Hello Friends,

I am very excited to share the news that I am on design Team of Jane's Doodles. I absolutely adore Jane's stamps and I am so very happy that I will be working with very talented crafters.  I am definitely going to enjoy this new beginning!

Today, is the release blog hop @ Jane's Doodles. We are releasing cute set - Winter Wishes  along with a give away!

Isn't it adorable? I had fun colouring those images. 

Here are my cards with this set.

I inked the background with various distress inks and white embossed tree trunks(from Wise Owl ). I used copics for colouring image.

Close up:

Oh! that bear is stinkin' cute! I used copics for colouring.

For this one, I used Inktense Pencils to color those tiny mugs. I love how vibrant they look even on the kraft card stock.

There is a generous give away... Jane is giving two stamp set to one  lucky winner (winner's choice) . So, visit all the DT member's blogs and comment for your chance to win!

Blog Hop Order :

Neha (That's Me!) 

Hope you will enjoy all the creations. That is all for today! See you soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mix and match

Hey friends,

I have made a card using my recent supply. You might be knowing that there is usually a particular trend all the stamp  companies follow. Most of the companies will have a common theme in their new release, be it pandas, elephants, cool penguins  or even chevrons, speech bubbles and layered stamps.
If I like one theme, I like to repeat the same in stamps, dies & embossing folders when ever possible.
The latest trend of diamonds, shine and sparkle is my favourite one. I bought Wplus9 , Winne-Walter & Ellenhutson stamps, Winne-Walter cover-plate die, Diamond die by Ellenhutson & the most gorgeous We r memory keepers embossing folders. I love to mix and match supply from different brands to make the theme of my card more effective.

I haven't been able to capture the embossed effect but it is gorgeous! It is three dimensional and cast shadows which gives beautiful faceted effect. And that diamond die is just awesome. 

The other version I created a while back 

That's all for today. Keep crafting!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Die more

Hey Crafty Friends,

It is my second post today! And I am playing along SSS Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy.

This  card uses Mama elephant stamps and Simonsaysstamp die and falling hearts stencil. 

Please leave a comment if you like it....big hug!

Die Crazy

Hey Crafty Friends,

Today, I am sharing a card with you which I made for a sweet girl who wanted to give it to her mom  I tried to capture her emotions for her in my card.

For above card I have used Mamaelephant stamps and Clearly Besotted die. The heart die (i just love it) is by Simon Says Stamp.

I had fun making this card. Hope you will like it too. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Hi Friends,

Today's card is made specially for Darnell's  NBUS (Never before used schtuff) Challange # 5.

 She is the sweetest crafter I have ever known and a gem of a person. I love to read her posts. So here is to you Darnell.

My NBUS is that bricks embossing folder by spellbinder. I don't even remember when I bought it. Bulb die is by MFT, word die is by PTI and stitched rectangle is by SSS. I inked the embossing folder lightly before running through Big Shot to define the grout.

Hope you will like my card. Hugs.

Waffle flower stamps

Hey Friends,

Today, I am on Crafters Corner blog with my DT post using Waffle Flower stamps. Here are the cards I created from the set Riverside. Please visit Crafter Corner Blog for more detail.

...and a tag. 

Hope you will like them. See you soon with some more Waffle flower goodness.
Bye for now!