July 21, 2008

Lovely little boxes

When I was a child I'd made these origami boxes and my mother would adorn them on her dresser. Now that I think of it, I'm amazed that how much of that junk I used to make and she would treasure it like priceless pieces. She would in fact ask me to make more :). Anyway, 20 years later I'm still making the same boxes just that they seem much more useful and beautiful :). I wanted to distribute prasad (sweets) among my friends and so I used these boxes for that purpose. You can find the instructions by Nichole Heady.

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I wanted to make all of the same color but was out of ms CS! I must say that though nestabilities are very expensive but they're so useful!

  • CS: DCWV
  • Rubons (Courtesy: Allison), nestabilities.

July 17, 2008



Got this image in my image swap - it's so cool! I was trying to make this card for a sketch challenge but somewhere down the line I didn't want to stick to the sketch and then decided to embellish that flower on the DP.

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  • Stamp: Flowahbella, Studio G sentiment
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, stickles stardust, dew drop, black ink.

July 14, 2008

Embossed paisleys


I really like the print on this DP and was very impatient to use it in a card. There's faux-stitching using a glitter pen on the borders. A very simple and quick card I would say!

  • Stamp: LAD's Jolies Fleur. Studio G sentiment
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Silver detail embossing powder, heat gun, scallop scissors, tinted ink, black pigment ink, green glitter pen.

July 9, 2008

Lizzie Anne Design Birthday Sketch Challenge

I made this for the LAD BSC and as I've said before I love my stamp set from LAD. The other day I was thinking about how else can I use the images and immediately I wanted to make a "bouquet" kind of image.



  • Stamp: LAD Jolies Fleur
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, Stickles, push pin (for piercing), decorative scissors.

July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Allison!

Here's wishing Allison many happy returns of the day and below is the card that I made for her! Though it'll reach a little late :(.



Lately I saw that this "behind the window" look seemed to be in fashion and I wanted to try it out. You should also check out what these nice ladies made for Allison: Theresa, Anna, Deb, Jackie , Mel, Tina, Monica, Zarna, Malieta.

  • Stamp: LAD Jolies Fleur
  • CS and PP: DCWV
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, glitter glue, Stickles, grosgrain ribbon.

July 5, 2008

Wanna make a banner?

If you want to make a banner like the one I made for "Craft deals this week" on my right sidebar then checkout MyBannerMaker. It lets you choose the background color, the text - color, position, size and what not.

July 3, 2008

Craft deals this week

Updated: 09/03/08

I'm carrying this over from the thread I started @ SCS. Let me know if some coupon code doesn't work or you want me to add any offer/coupon here. There'll be a permanent link to this post on the right sidebar so you can access it easily anytime.

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July 2, 2008

Favorite sketch

This seems to be my favorite sketch especially for embossing! Every time I think of embossing, I'm unable to digress from this sketch. I guess I need to come out of my comfort zone somehow. I wanted to do three images with the same stamp and have only a part of the stamp in each of the images and with no uniformity among the images. I think I was successful on that end.



Oh and worth mentioning is the video tutorial of tying a ribbon bow. What I also learnt from it is that I could make a bow separately and simply adhere it to my ribbon strip. You must be saying to yourself "duh?" LOL; well I never thought that could be done. There I was trying to tie a bow on a card like you did on a present. Never mind, better late than never! :)

  • Stamp: LAD's Jolies Fleur
  • Stamp 'n stuff silver detail embossing powder, marvy heat gun, grosgrain ribbon.