Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art with Heart team March Blog Hop

Morning everybody,

Edited: Sorry for the delay. I don't know why my blogger did not publish my scheduled post! Living is WA I scheduled it at 3.00A M and it just did not pop up! I had to hit the publish button myself and hence the delay.

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop! Who are the Art with Heart team? Lead by Claire Daly there are over 80 demonstrators across Australia ... if you want to become part of this great team just email me for more details. We have a great team forum, Business Building Club and heaps of support from like minded demonstrators.

This will be a monthly event happening on the last day of every month. You may have just come from Sue Madex's blog
, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete journey just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! If you leave a comment on each and every blog and then email Nikki at, your name will be put into the hat to win some beautiful blog candy. There is a deadline of 72 hours to leave your comments and only non SU demos are eligible to win the candy - although we'd love all visitors to leave some comments please.

  This is our third tour. With the new Autumn Mini catalogue to be released from tomorrow, we decided to showcase our projects using the products from the New Autumn Mini catalogue. At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment on each blog! So grab a cuppa, and set off on what we are hoping will be an inspirational journey!
Most of you by now know, I love to make projects which could be gifted. Not just cards. This one is no different.It is a set of frames. I bought these frames from Target when they were on sale. I decided to use the new dies and punches with the new designer papers to design inside the frame. Great for girl's room.

 Materials used :
Cottage Wall Designer paper
Top Note die
Two step punch
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Orchid Opulence Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Little leaves die
Perfect polka dots embossing folder

All from SU's New Autumn Mini Catalogue. Here are some more photos.

Hope you liked my project and gave you some idea to use the new products. Please make sure to leave comment on each of the blog you visit in the list and email Nikki. You will go into the draw to win a blog candy from Kathryn Mangelsdorf. now you are off to Di Dunk's blog to check out her beautiful project using the new Autumn Mini products.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just don't know

How to title this post! I made a card and some boxes today. I used the sketch from Clean and Simple blog and the colors from the Color challenge from Just Add Ink blog to make the card and the box. So I was stuck when I had to title this post! Also, it evening now and my brain has already retired for the day! Thats the reason for a this title. So please ignore it. lol!

Here is this week's sketch from CAS blog.

And here are the colors from the JAI color challenge.

And here is my take on both the challenges.I have shown only one box and the card here.


Love this color combination. Very pretty. Will definitely use this combination more frequently. I have used products from SU, PTI and Spellbinder's nestabilities. Actually I have made 4 gift boxes. They contain some stamps to give my class girls as thank you gifts. They will be in for a surprise tomorrow.

Awesome challenges. Thanks for the sketch and for the color combination. 
Have a great evening. Tomorrow there is a blog hop from Art with Heart team. Make sure you visit my blog to see my project and also hop along as there is a blog candy too.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Melissa's photo challenge

I just can't wait for Melissa's put her photo challenge on her blog. So as soon the photo came up, I was excited to see it. Here is the new photo by Leslie from A Creative Mint that Melissa put up for inspiration.

My first thought was, how feminine and so pretty the photo is! Loved the shades of pink and red on the flowers, the large polka dots, small hint of blue and green. Wow! I immediately pulled out SU's Rose is Rose stamp set and made a background paper for the card using shaded of pink, red and green. Then things just fell into place and Ta... da... the card is!

I have used PTI's Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Kraft card stock, SU's Confetti white cardstock,Bazzill textured white cardstock, Rose is a Rose stamp set from SU, PTI's Fillable frame, Polka Dots Basics II and Butterfly Dreams Stamp sets, Fiskar's border punch, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss ink pads from SU, Spring Moss, Vintage cream and True Black ink pads from PTI and finally  Spring Moss ribbon also from PTI.Here are some of the closeups of the card.

I also added a flower inside of the card as well!

Love the feminine flowery background and enjoyed making them. This is my first feminine pretty looking card.Leslie's photos brings out something different in me everytime. Like it a lot. Hope you like it too. Thanks Melissa for the challenge. 

Its a cleaning Sunday today for me. Just finished  the kitchen.Took a break to post this. Now off to folding clothes and then gardening.
You have a great weekend! One more week until Easter holidays for kids. Have to think about what to do during the holidays and plan ahead.  See you soon!


Friday, March 26, 2010

March Blog Hop

Morning everybody,

Its PTI blog hop today.

This month its all about buttons!  
"From borders to backgrounds, accents and embellishments, or even incorporating them
into stamp images like any of our Button Bits stamp sets.  From paper projects to home decor to jewelry
and more, the sky's the limit!  We want to see all your very best creations using buttons and the
inspiration we will gain from each other should prove to be truly enticing!"

 I love to look at buttons. They look so yum ! Beautiful colors. But it was a challenge to use them creatively other than use them on bows and on cards! I had to think about it a lot and came up with this. 

Its a bracelet! I have used Ocean Tides, Spring Moss and True black buttons to make this. Simple and easy to make. Looks awesome when you wear it.

I also made a small envelope using Sizziz die and Bitty Box Basics Spring Moss pattern paper and Studio Style Stamp set to house the bracelet! Now since this is a gift, it also needs a card. Here is the card.

I have used Aqua Mist and True Black cardstock, 2008 Bitty Box Basics Spring Moss pattern paper, Studio Style stamp set, Ocean Tides Ribbon, Spring Moss buttons and Copic markers all from PTI. Border punch from Fiskars and dies from Spellbinders nestabilities.

Here is the card and the bracelet as a gift set.

Hope you like it. I enjoyed making this. My SIL is receiving this next month for her birthday. PTI blog hop is so much fun and each month it gives me the opportunity to make something out of my comfort zone. And I am loving it. Thanks once again for stopping by. Have fun hopping. I know I am.

Have a great evening everybody!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

JAI # 9

Hey everybody,

A quick post as I completed a card for JAI #9 and  the last date is today before midnight. I am about 3 hours behind the eastern states. Time is 5.30PM already. So quickly, here is the sketch for you.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used some new colors and the new Manhattan flowers embossing folder from next month's SU Autumn Mini Catty. Its a CAS card but with layers. Sentiment is from PTI's Studio Style stamp set. Rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for another challenge. Have a great evening!


Monday, March 22, 2010

FTL 83

Hello everybody,

Today, I got to play with some new goodies from Stampin' Up!  Yes!,  from next month the Autumn Mini Catty is getting released. As a demo, I get to preorder and have a play with the new goodies. I am loving all the new stuff from the catty. The Bigshot, dies, new punches and clear mount stamps are my favourites. Of course, there are new In Colors too, new DSPs and a lot more..... I have used some of the new colors and DSPs to make this card. I have used this week's Clean and Simple Blog sketch to make it. Here is the sketch for you.

Here is my take on the challenge and some closeups too.

I have used SU's New Rich Raspberry and Kiwi Kiss cardstocks, Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Raspberry and Melon Mambo inks, large brads and Vintage Vogue stamp set. Border punch is from Fiskars.
Don't you love the new colors? I love the richness of it. If you would like to order some new SU goodies, email me for the catalogue. New SU goodies are available to order from April 1st.

Thanks for an another awesome sketch. Loving all your sketches.I don't know if you have all your sketches in a pdf format. If there is a pdf format of all the sketches, I would like to have the link to them. Thanks once again.
Have a great day!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Poppy Seed Challenge #2

Morning everybody,

I am finally able to post my take on Poppy Seed Challenge #2. I made the card on the day Lisa put her challenge but just could not find the time to take the photo. Today I had the time but weather is bad. Its grey, cloudy and rainy. So sorry for the bad photo. If the sky opens up tomrrow, I will take another photo and replace this one. Anyway, here is the challenge for you.

Buttons, Polka dots and Light Moss. Love all three. Here is my take on the challenge.

I have used PTI's 2008 Bitty Box Basics Sping Moss, Ripe Avacado and In Bloom Enchanted Evening pattern paper, Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist and True Black cardstock, Polka Dot II, Say it with Style and In Bloom Stamp sets, Spring Moss ribbon and Ocean Tides button. The dark blue ink is SU's night of Navy.
Here is the closeup of the flower cluster.

Another awesome challenge. Thanks once again, Lisa! Thanks everybody for stopping by.
Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Melissa's photo challenge.

Morning everybody,

Melissa Phillip has a new photo on her blog. The photo is from A creative Mint blog taken by Leslie. Another gorgeous photo. Very springy. Lovely bright green, pink and white. Couldn't resist making a card using the colors. Here is the photo for you.

Love the green on the photo. So beautiful. And here is my take on the challenge.

I have used  a combination of PTI, Martha Stewart, Cuttlebug and SU products to make this card. I wanted to make a card with lots of layers. Its been a while since I made such a card. CAS cards have been my fav for some time now.I finally found my mojo to make a layered card. hope you like it.Some closeups for you

Thanks for an awesome photo, Leslie and for an awesome challenge, Melissa! I had lots of fun making this card. You all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One for two

Hello everybody,

I have one card to share today.Its my entry for two challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. The first challenge is "Try a new technique". This week is to make our own designer paper for the card. The second challenge is "Clean and Simple" challenge in which the colors, Chocolate and Green to be used with White or Cream. Here is my take on both the challenge.

I have used PTI's Dot Spot and Fillable frames stamp set to make this card. Cardstocks, inks and the ribbon from SU. Button from PTI. Rhinestones from Kaisercraft. Here are some closeups.

I love the Dot Spot designer paper, beautiful colors of Chocolate Chip Mint. I also love the Fillable frame stamp set from PTI. You could used any sentiment inside the frame. Thats fantastic. Hope you like the card.

Today was a nice day. Cooled down considerably. Thunderstorm was great. Tomorrow is going to be a similar day. I spent my day today preparing for tomorrow's class and chatting with my friend. No cooking at all. Hehe! Nibbled on junk the whole day!. Gosh! I am going to spend an extra 30 minutes on treadmill tomorrow. But I enjoyed a relaxed day. Now I have to cook dinner.Cannot escape that, Can I? I am hungry too. Fried rice is easy to make. So got to go now before my children start to ask for dinner.
See you tomorrow. You all have a great day!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #8-Take 2

Hello everybody,

Second post today. My take #2 for Just Add Ink challenge #8. JUST ADD EASTER! I have couple of easter basket. I love baskets and this one is slightly different. Its an elongated basket. I got the template from Waltingmouse's blog.

Its an easy to make basket and they look amazing. Its got two layers, so the basket is stable and holds the eggs well. All products used are from Stampin' Up! except for the blue buttons and the border punch. Hope you like it!

Have a great evening.


Just Add Ink Challenge #8

Morning everybody,

A muggy Sunday today. But I like the clouds covering the Sun on a Sunday. Makes you feel relaxed and take things slow. Just hoping it will rain. Being a lazy day today, I decided to sit on my scrapbooking desk and try out some new projects. And Just Add Ink has a challenge for Easter.
Just Add Easter!
There are some awesome Easter projects on their website. Check it out here

Here is my project. I found this funky looking bunny box on Splitcoast Stampers and I loved it first sight. Had to give it a go and here it is.

I have used Urban Oasis paper from SU to make this box, Basic Black ribbon, Tiny Tags stamps and Tiny Tag punch also from SU to punch them out. Button and the thread from my stash. Isn't it cute? I looooove the bunny ears on the box. 

I have another project to make. So there will be a second post showcasing another Easter project. So keep an eye out. Until then.