Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Lush and Bountiful Window Card

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my dad's calendar and the textured card. I am thrilled to say that my Textured Card made it to the top 3 at the Shabby Tea Room and today I'm back with another card created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. The theme this time is to use the colours in the inspiration photo and to include a window as well. Of course as always I just loved the photo, so much in fact that my card is quite literally inspired by the layout, design and colours in this picture!

Don't you just love the pretty purple flowers and the lush creeper all over the window. That's pretty much what I wanted to recreate in my card. So I made a window and using some plant fillers from Itsy Bitsy I covered the entire space surrounding the window. Here are some closeups of the details.


Since the card was so 'bountiful', I decided to use the sentiment, "Everything Grows with Love". Isn't that lovely. I concealed it inside the slightly ajar window. And then I filled the rest of the space with some tiny purple roses from Itsy Bitsy. Here's a look a the card when it's upright. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend folks!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Golf and Grandkids Calendar

My father has 2 great loves - and coincidentally they both begin with the letter "G". They are Golf and his Grandkids. He never misses a chance to spend time with either. So when his birthday rolled around a few days ago, I figured the best gift would be to make him something dedicated to his 2 favourite things. So the photos are of his grandkids (my kids) and the design is a golf theme. All the materials are from Itsy Bitsy, they had some awesome Golf themed stickers and design is taken from Juhi's desktop flip album, a GD post that she did for the Itsy Bitsy blog. I started the calendar from May as this is the month I gave it to him. He can keep using it till next April.

I'm entering this into Lulupu's Challenge - My First Love My Dad.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

A Textured Card with Jute and Lace

I haven't been able to make anything for this blog in quite a bit! I've been so tied up with the Itsy Bitsy projects that I just couldn't fund a free minute to create projects for any challenges. It has also prevented me from commenting on your lovely creations but I must say I have been popping by so please forgive me. I have to kick off this post with some super happy news. 2 of my cards made it to the top 3 of 2 challenges and both the results were announced last week. For Lulupu's My Mom My World, my Apple Tree Card made it to the top 3 and for Crafter's Corner Bingo, my Garden Swing Card actually won! How friggin cool is that!!! Yippee!!! It got me so pumped that I got to work on a fresh card and this time it is for The Shabby Tea Room - Totally Textured

The challenge comes with a gorgeous inspiration photo that I have added at the bottom of this post and also asks that we use dry embossing and stitching to create texture. Now that was a packed challenge! So I started out with a jute/ burlap sheet that I picked up from Itsy Bitsy and began to create my card. I love the tassels on the inspiration photo so I tried to create that effect by pulling out some of the jute threads and roughing them up a bit. I also loved the frill in the photo so I used some crochet lace to create an underlay frill beneath the jute sheet. 


For the stitching, I created a stencil by using the negative card left over from using the Cuttlebug vintage corner die and followed this stencil to create the curly corner on the top and bottom. I stitched it with white wool so it adds even more texture to this card. For the embossing, I took a piece of white card stock, embossed it with a floral embossing folder and added the sentiment - "For a very Special Mom". With Mothers' Day in just 2 days, it had to be the theme of this card. Here's the inspiration photograph - didn't I tell you it was divine!

I loved making this card. This inspiration image has been on my mind for a few days now so I am relieved, thrilled and satisfied that I was able to create something for it. I also want to thank you all for the wonderful support you showed for my 100 followers candy - I am now at 150 followers which is like WOW! Thank you all so much for coming on board and I hope all my followers, new and old enjoy this project and my future projects as well. 

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Winner of my Candy!

First off, let me just say: Thank you so much for all the LOVE you guys have shown me through this 100 followers celebration. I'm now at 144 which has far exceeded all my wildest expectations. Honestly I wanted to give away the candy to say thanks and now I have even more to be thankful for! I also have to appreciate all the words of support and encouragement you give for my Itsy Bitsy posts, it really makes my day so thank you so much!!!

Ok enough with the blah blahs and on to some serious business! It's time to announce the winner of the candy. 80 of you entered and I used to choose a winner and here is the winning number:

It's number 72 and that's Sanchari of Congratulations Sanchari! Please write in before 5th May 2013 to me at to claim your candy. 

Once again, thank you all for your super support of my blog, my work at Itsy Bitsy and every other avenue that connects us! See you around the Blogiverse!