September 30, 2008

Clear embossed card - a question?


I tried clear embossing here and I've a question - at some places it left behind a pink tint. Can somebody tell me why that is so?

  • Stamp: Decorative Dainties from CTMH, Jolies Fleurs from LAD
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Clear embossing powder, decorative scissors

September 27, 2008

Photo Frame - a going-away gift

I made this as a farewell gift for friends who were leaving town and I must say that it was very well appreciated! The photo frame had white background and I covered it with dark red CS.


It looks more beautiful in RIL. The paisleys are embossed in silver and look fabulous. The sentiment is computer generated.

  • Stamp: Jolies Fleurs from LAD
  • CS: Bazzill
  • Rub-ons, ribbon

September 25, 2008

Friday Sketchers

Okay, even though life has been very busy at this end of the world I HAD to post this card for the Friday Sketchers challenge; didn't want to miss another challenge deadline. It would've been the third in a row!!
  • Stamp: from image swap
  • CS: Bazzill; PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Sakura white gel pen, dew drops

September 19, 2008

Best wishes

I totally love this card that I made! LOL! Tooting my own horn...


The sentiment and the background is embossed with clear EP and faux stitching on the border using Sakura white gel pen.

  • Stamp: LAD's Jolies Fleurs, Flourishes Flourished Words
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Colorbox pigment ink, white Sakura gel pen, dew drops.

P.S. Made this for 2 Sketches 4 You challenge but forgot to post it on time :(.

September 17, 2008

Set of cards/notecards

This was a longtime desire of mine which finally got fulfilled. Whenever I would see somebody's notecards they would look so tempting, now finally I got to make some.


Ideally I wanted to make 3X3 notecards but I didn't have envelopes for them so made these instead which are 3.75 inch X 5.25 inch. They're actually big enough to be used for regular cards too, I think. The flower centers have rhinestones on them and the veins on the leaves and flowers are done using a Sakura white gel pen.

Do you get your rhinestones from the jewellery section of the crafts store? If not then you should try. Though they're not self-adhesive like the ones in the scrapbook section but they're VERY cheap! Around $3-4 for 100-150 pieces and if you can use the 40% off coupon in M's then the deal is even sweeter! Of course, there is the trouble of gluing these tiny pieces to paper but it's small compared to the price. Spaces have been left to add sentiment later.

  • Stamp: CTMH's Decorative dainties
  • CS: Wasau
  • Colorbox pigment inks, rhinestones.

September 15, 2008

CC183 Color Challenge @ SCS

Colors to be used: Pale green, grey and red


When I sat down to make this card, actually I should say the card because then I didn't have this card in mind, I wanted to make something for SCTL6. I was little confused about what colors to use so I looked at the Color challenges at SCS and picked the CC183. Then I don't know when I got off the track and made this card! The color of the background paper is pale green though in the photo it doesn't look so. I added some stickles to the jewels.

  • Stamps: from image swap
  • PP and CS: Bazzill and DCWV
  • Stazon ink, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Stardust stickles, dew drops, grosgrain ribbon.

September 13, 2008

Small gift bag

Now and then I search the SCS gallery to find something interesting to work on and on my latest scourge I came across this beautiful yet simple bag. You can find the instructions here. You can make the bag in probably 2-3 minutes; it's that easy! I stamped the front and the back with the flower from CTMH Decorative Dainties.


Here's how it looks when you open it up:


...and finally a sideways view:


I cut some splits at the top with a knife to thread the ribbon, that makes it easier to close the bag.

  • Stamp: from image swap, CTMH Decorative Dainties
  • CS: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Stickles stardust, grosgrain ribbon

September 12, 2008

A shop and a cause

The shop: The Paper Shop.
The cause: an orphanage/old-age home in India.
How are they connected:
Sometime back I'd setup a shop at Esty, The Paper Shop. Recently I visited an orphanage/old-age home in India, Nethaji Mercy Home, and since then I wanted to do something for them. So I decided that I would use my etsy shop for raising funds for this home. Below is a picture (borrowed from their website) of the children from the home:
On the extreme left and right is the couple behind this home. It was so amazing to meet these beautiful people; they treat all the children as their very own and have devoted their life to the care of these children and the old-age people. On seeing such selfless service, I felt there could be something that I could do and came up with this idea: a dollar ($1) for each item sold at my Etsy shop, The Paper Shop, will be donated to this home.

How you can help?
  1. Of course by shopping at The Paper Shop.
  2. Spread the word: Word of mouth publicity - tell your friends about it, it would be great if you could publish a post on your blog (if you have one) linking to my shop or this post.
  3. If you want you can send images which I could use to make these cards and other things.
There's a link to my shop at the right.

September 11, 2008

Papertake Weekly challenge

I wanted to send this for Katharina's Sketch #10 and even though I made it on time for the challenge, I couldn't post it before the deadline :(. Then it was supposed to be given to a friend on her b'day but we couldn't meet her. Never mind my sob story!


I used my new 3-in-1 Fiskars Corner lace punch to adorn the insides of the card :) :


  • Stamp: Bella, Studio G sentiment
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, ribbon, small flower punch, Stickles stardust, 3-in-1 corner lace punch

September 9, 2008

An anniversary photo book

This was a project that took considerable time but I was very satisfied with the end result. It was as if my imagination had materialized so there's no satisfaction like that.

This is a book that I made, the left panels are left blank for photos. It is also the project that used the stamp set Anna sent me.

DSC00598 DSC00599

 DSC00600 DSC00601


  • Stamp: Decorative Dainties by CTMH, Flourished Words by Flourishes, Amore number and lowercase by CTMH
  • CS: DCWV
  • Rhinestones, Pigment inks, white gel pen

September 5, 2008

A diversion

This is a diversion from my paper crafts to the world of beading! I read this idea on a thread @ SCS and was so fascinated by it that I HAD to try it. True to my imagination, it was very pleasing! If you're wondering what it is - it's a book thong (a type of bookmark). You can find the instructions here.


The thread does have signs of curling; that's because I bought a hemp and found it to be too thick so I unwound it into 3 individual threads.

Supplies: Acrylic beads, spacer beads, hemp, charm

September 3, 2008

Asian theme

I adore this image...though I don't know what occasion it would be suitable for. Any ideas? Earthy tones is not my comfort zone but somehow I was able to work with this one.



I applied li'l bit of glitter to her dress.

  • Stamp: from image swap
  • CS: Bazzill and PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Stickles stardust, Flower punhc, dew drops, White gel pen, scallop scissors

September 1, 2008

RAKs and award

Something that was long due...

Here's a RAK that I received from Allison...the card is so beautiful and the pad is very cute! Thanks Allison!


Anna sent me this lovely stamp set, rhinestones and a card because I was the 10,000th visitor on her blog!!! That was such a pleasant surprise!


I've already played a little bit with it and simply love it!!

Thanks gals for your gifts! It's so nice to receive such surprise mails :)

Then Tejal gave me this sweet of her!


The rules are:
1. Use the twinks bank icon;
2. Only 5 people allowed to be nominated;
3. 4 of the 5 have to dedicated followers of your blog;
4. 1 is to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world;
5. You must link back to whomever gave you the award.

I award it to:

  1. Anna
  2. Risa
  3. Marlou
  4. Perilloparodies
  5. Jami (from Korea)