Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hey folks,

Bringing you the new Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Don't you love that head piece? That is my inspiration from the graphics along with the colour combination. Here is my card for the challenge.

Merry Christmas reindeer card

I stamped my card front with Simon Says Stamp's Wide Striped Background in black. Then to add some sparkle, I used my scor tape to adhere on the black stripes leaving a tiny border on either side. I used glitter on my sticky tape and burnished it with my fingers. Tapped and brushed off the excess. I then die cut this stag from Essentials from Ellen about 5 times from red card stock. Stacked and glued them. Adhere them over bunched up thread. The greetings is from Clearly Besotted which I stamped in red pigment ink. Here is a closeup.

Merry christmas reindeer card clsoeup1

Check out more inspirations from design teams at Runway Inspired challenge blog. Now it is your turn! Come and play along.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Diwali Blog Hop 2014

Hello dear friends,

Welcome to Diwali Bloghop 2014. This is the second year I am participating in the Diwali Blog Hop organised by Chaitali Narla


Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in India. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil by lighting up lots of lights on the darkest night. The mythology of Diwali varies from region to region in India. But essentially we all celebrate the victory of good.

Anyway, you should have come from Chaitali's blog. But if this is your first visit, then don't worry I will give you a list of participant of this hop later in the post.

Here is my card for Diwali

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I have combined a few different stamp sets and dies to create my card for Diwali. I recreated a diya (an oil lamp) using the paisley dies from Reverse Confetti. The stamp sets are from Wplus9. Embellished using gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well as the scallop die. The sentiment die is from MFT. I made a few more to send out to the girls.

Celebrate flat

For past two weekend, we have been inviting guest home as part of Diwali celebrations, going to Diwali fairs and community celebrations. So much fun and food. This Thursday is the actual Diwali day. It is going to be awesome with feast, new Indian Clothes, sharing sweets and wishes. I miss the celebrations at home, lighting up firecrackers, meeting family and friends. The atmosphere is so different. Nevertheless, we will still celebrate as much as we can here :)

You next stop is to the gorgeous and so talented Mayuri.
Here is the full blog hop list.

Gayatri (this is me!)

Happy Diwali everybody!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christmas card series - Set II

Hello my dear friends,

Welcome to my second card set in my Christmas card series. Here is my first card set of the series. If this is the first time you are here, my Christmas card series typically features a card set which is easy to make so you can mass produce. I will have a slideshow tutorial and some photos of the cards in my post. This series is once a week series posted on weekend mostly on Saturday. I live in Western Australia so I am ahead of your time unless you live in eastern Australia or New Zealand.

For my second card set, I am leaning towards trendy style again with gold and silver. I am in love with the Leaping Reindeer die from Penny Black. It is so elegant.  I am going to use the reindeer die and some more die cuts, layer them with a sentiment to make my cards.
I have four cards in my set today. They are similar NOT same.
Here is my first card.

Black stripes

Here is my slideshow tutorial.

I leave you with photos of the rest of the cards in the set,

Gold stripes

Gold diagonal stripes

Black diagonal stripes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge - Burlap Banner!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
Burlap Banner

This challenge is sponsored by The Twinery. A randomly selected participant in the Burlap Banner challenge will receive a fabulous bundle from The Twinery, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

The Twinery also sent us DTs some of their gorgeous products. Thank you so very much for your generosity. 
Here is my take on the challenge.

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I have used a new soon to be product called Creative Screening from Winnie & Walter to create my background. I have sponged black and orange ink using the product. Then I stamped the triangle stamps from Scenery: Rectangled and Triangled stamp set from Winnie & Walter using orange and black ink. I love how tone on tone stamping adds texture and interest to the background. Then I stamped and cut out the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Blessings also from Winnie & Walter, which I added to the centre. For more texture I have added some Mandarin solid twine behind the sentiment. Then I added the smaller sentiment stamped on a strip of white cardstock.No card of mine is finished with some gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh's sequins. I have used Halloween Mix sequins. As I can see, I am inspired by colours and banner element from the graphics.

The Twinery Designers, our Guest Designer and the Curtain Call Crew have lots of additional inspiration for you today!  Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs!

Burlap Banner Designers

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Trendy Christmas card sets

Hello! I am making a LOT of Christmas cards. Many of you are aware of it. I am thinking about doing weekly Christmas card share on my blog until end of November or even the first two weekends of December. So today is the start of it. I plan doing posting on the weekends either Saturday or Sunday. I will have a set of cards and a slideshow tutorial on how I made it. I also intend to use some newer and some older Christmas stamp sets from different stamp companies. Hope you are enthusiastic as I am sharing this weekly post.

Today I am starting with a trendy Christmas card set using the metallics -  gold and silver.
I wanted to make a set of cards for my husband to give his colleagues at his hospital. I do not want it too traditional but something trendy and contemporary. So I chose a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Wet Paint Holiday and an older stamp set again from Papertrey Ink called Holiday Cheer to make this set of cards below.

Silver holiday card

Joy filled season

Silver Season's Greetings

This is the slideshow of how I made these cards.

These cards are very easy to mass produce once you have everything prepared. It does not need very much preparation either. I made them watching television. This is what I visioned to share with you. Something simple, easy to mass produce and looks trendy :)

I will leave you with some pictures of the gold version of the cards.

Gold Christmas card

Gold Season's greetings

Thank you so much for visiting!

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