Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sasya Sketch #56

This is my final sketch desgigning at Sasya Sketches. It has been a pleasure designing for Sasya. DT call for designing at Sasya is out. If you are interested then go to Sasya Sketches Blog.

Here is the Sasya Sketch #56

Here is my take on the sketch.

Pattern papers from Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills collection, cardstock from SU, Tim Holtz's distress ink for inking the edges, sentiment stamps and button from Papertrey Ink, ribbon from my stash and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

If you are interested to play along, then click here to go to Sasya Sketches blog.
Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Interesting weekend!

I so wanted to tell you about the interesting weekend I had. My parents are here with me and we planned to drive them down to a coastal town called Esperance. Its a beautiful town with shallow turquoise beaches and white squeeky sand. A great place to getaway and relax if we ever want a break. Now we are six of us and we could not get a car hire which will accomodate all of us. So we drove in two cars. Kids were with me and parents with my DH. It was a 400kms exhausting drive one way.  We reached on Friday night. Settled into the apartment resort, had dinner and went to bed straight away. At 2.00 AM in the morning, the fire alarm goes off!!!! Disoriented, we pick up our handbags/wallet and the keys and rush out. The firemen took half an hour to come. But by then, nothing happened. No smoke, no fire, nothing!  There were atleast 10 families waiting for the firemen to give us the all clear. By then we knew it was a false alarm. We then went in to sleep but the men in the next apartment were arguing and swearing. Gosh!  atleast 6 to 10 swear words in a sentence?  We could hear it all! So inappropriate for kids. We had to knock on the wall and shut them down. 
In the morning, when we went to complain about them and we discovered they were the one who broke the fire alarm in a drunken fight. And to top it all they too evacuated and stood with all of us at night waiting for the firmen to arrive and give all clear. Not a word that they did the deed! We were so angry! But fortunately they were charged and kicked out of the apartment resort!
This was the first time for me with the real firealarm going off. I have done fire drills at work and school but this was totally different. I was actually scared that the entire apartment resort was going to go up in flames. My parents panicked! Kids were disoriented. So there goes my night sleep!!!!

Exhausted and tired in the morning, we went  for a cruise. Well, guess what? I am not sea worthy at all. I was sea sick and had a terrible time for the rest of the day, while rest of them had a great time :(   Then, in the morning we went to an animal farm and later drove back. While nearing my town, I had colorful lights flashed and stopped by the police. I was like, Nooo now what? I was speeding! Gosh, by how much?  Just 3 kms. I know I should have been careful. I felt worse than ever. I was heading towards 110 sign from 90 and so was accelerating. No excuse at all I know :( Thankfully the policemen gave me a warning only. So relieved, I reached home and slept peacefully that night. Monday was a day to recover and back to the routine now.

I told you, my weekend was interesting and eventful and exhausting!!!!  I wanted to share it with you all. Especially, how scary it was to be stopped by the police :( First time for me :) Certainly a weekend to remember for the rest of my life :) I have always felt sad leaving that town and get back home to the routine but this time I felt like all I wanted was to get back home and into the routine. Thankfully my parents enjoyed the trip. Never have I rambled so much. Feels good having let it all out. Thanks for reading and listening:)
Have a great week!

For sketch #108 at Card Patterns

Hi everybody, It feels long since I have blogged. Looking back, I did blog last Thursday! Thats not long ago but I feel so because I was away for the weekend and then took a day to recover from the long driving trip. We took parents to see a small coastal town called Esperance. Its about 400 Kms away from my town and I had to drive 800kms to and fro. It was a very eventful trip I will talk about it later. It is interesting I can assure you that :)
Anyway, I have a card today I made for Card Patterns Sketch #108. Here is the sketch for you.

Here is my take on the sketch! I turned the sketch around for my card.

I have used Prima Marketing pattern paper and stickers, MFT dies, SU cardstock, Kaisercraft rhinestones and pattern paper and Papertrey Ink stamps for sentiment.

I am loving trying out vintage and pastel colors on my cards. Also the layers make the card pretty. Hope you like it too. Have a great week :) and thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sasya Sketches #55

Here is another sketch from Sasya Sketches. This is a versatile and beautiful one. 

And here is my take on the sketch.

If you like to participate in the sketch  challenge, click here. There is a bonus sketch as well. And a prize as well. Also if you are interested in designing for Sasya sketches, then click here. There is a DT out for Sasya Sketches. All details are out here. All the best :)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Embellish Masculine Challenge

Masculine card! Thats always a challenge for me. I have a tween son and making a card for him is just so difficult. I start to make a card for him and end up making a baby boy card. Well, he is my baby but.... lol! Hard for a mom to accept her baby is all growing up to be a teen now :)  
Anyway,my son plays guitar and I searched and bought a couple " boy playing guitar"stamps. And when I saw Embellish's Masculine challenge, I jumped  at  the opportunity and actually made a card for my tween son. Here is my card.

I have used stamps from Inkadinkado, Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up!, cardstock from Stampin' Up!, Martha Stewart's border punch, PTI's music impression plate, Edge distressor, Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap distress ink and linen thread from SU. I have embossed the main image and stamped the rest of the image with Basic Gray ink from SU. The camera charm is from my stash.
Truly masculine! don't you think? I like how it turned up:)
Here is a close up!

Thanks for stopping by!
This is my second post for today. Go to "Home" and scroll down for more :)


I am so happy...

today because I found out that my card below made it to Super Six on Card Patterns Blog for Sketch #106
My card also made it to the first two who will be given the opportunity to make a card for sketch 108. I am excited. What a sweet surprise I had this morning! Thanks to all the ladies at Card Patterns Blog to choosing my card. I am honoured :)


Monday, March 21, 2011

Card Pattern #107

Morning everybody, Monday morning for me here in Australia. I am sipping my cup of coffee and writing this post. I had made a card last night for Card Patterns Sketch #107. Here is the link to the sketch.
Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used Prima Marketing Annalese pattern paper, handmade wriinkled ribbon, Wplus9 and PTI stamps, Kaisercraft's rhinestones, Prima Marketing's flower, PTI's button and SU's cardstocks. Love the colors and happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it too :)

Have a great week!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch #39

Ever since I bought the PTI's Banner stamp set and dies, I made just one card for last month's PTI blog hop using them. So when I saw this week's Waltzingmouse sketch, I made sure I want to make a card using the banner set and die. here is what I came up with:

I used Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills 6 x 6 paper pad pattern papers, PTI's cardstocks, stamps and banner dies. Edges are inked with Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap distress ink. The Wish Big sentiment is embossed with black embossing powder. I love the scallop pattern paper from Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills collection.Actually all the papers are beautiful. Beautiful colors and textures.

Thanks for the awesome sketch. Love sketches. I wish I had longer hours during the day for me to find the time to craft! For those of you who don't know, I currently have my parents staying with me for two months. So life is busy and exhausting. My DH has taken my parents and kids out today. So I have atleast 4 hours to quickly make lunch, clean and then its craft time :)  Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sasya Sketches #54

Yay! new sketch at Sasya Sketches blog. Here is Sketch #54 for you.

Here is my take on the sketch.

If you like to play, then click here to go to Sasya Sketches blog and play along. There is of course many more inspirations from other DTs. All the best :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Impression Plate Tricks #1

Wow! I managed to make a card for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday-Impression Plate Trick #1.I had just half an hour in the evening. I sat down to make a card using one of the challenge sketches for this week but ended up making this card for Make it Monday! Here is my take on the challenge:

I have used PTI's edger die and then the music impression plate to give some texture. Then very lightly rubbed Tim Holtz's distressed ink over it and more on the edges of the card base. On the top 3/4 of the card, I stamped PTI's Mums stamp and leaves. I then layered with Kaisercraft lace, Prima ribbon, floss and Prima flower. Sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink.

The card came together quickly. Love this card. One of my favourite. Hope you like it too :)
Got to make dinner now. Have a great evening!


Monday, March 14, 2011

For Card Pattern Sketch #106

 I have been saving their sketches every week wanting to use them. But just could not find the time. But this week I made the time for Card Pattern Sketch and here is my take on the sketch.

I love the diagonal cut on the background. I would never think about doing something on my own. So it was a challenge for me. I used Cosmo Cricket pattern papers. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, Lace from Kaisercraft, Doily die from MFT, Leaves cut using SU die, paper flowers from Kaisercraft and cardstocks from SU and Papertrey Ink.
I love my card and hope you do so too! Maybe I should try more diagonal cut background. Thanks for the challenge :)

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Distressed edges

Hi everybody,

My mom and dad are here with me. So nice catching up with them and having them at home. Noise level is high but its one of the nice kind of high noise level :) All of us talk at the same time and therefore its loud lol! Kids are also having good time with them. So it took about three days to actually finish a card. Shocking isn't it? I just did not have time to craft! Today, my DH has taken them out and so I got some time to finish off my card for this week's Distressing challenge at PTI. Here is my card:

I have used Prima Marketing papers, PTI and SU cardstocks, Stamps from Wplus9, PTI and SU, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, wrinkled ribbon, jute from SU, flower from Prima Marketing and Tim Holtz's Stickles. I love doing layers on my cards now a days. Trying my best at getting distressed and shabby look to my cards. Distressed layers are awesome :)

Thanks for the challenge :) Can't wait to see whats next!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sasya sketches #53

Hi everybody,

Its a new sketch time at Sasya Sketches. This one is awesome and so much versatile. 
Here is the sketch for you.

And here is my card based on the sketch.

I love the four squares because you can do so much with them. You know what I mean from my card. There are more ideas in Sasya Sketches blog DT members. So if you wish to participate, then head over to Sasya Sketches blog and give the sketch a go.

I have used Prima markerting pattern papers with PTI cardstocks, dies, sentiment stamp. Lace is from Kaisercraft and that beautiful blue flower is from Prima Marketing. Most of the elements used on this card is from my bit and pieces left overs. So a great way to use bit and pieces from your stash :) All the best.
My parents coming to visit me today. They will be staying with me for 2 months. I am so glad they are coming and I can't wait to receive them at the airport :) I will be learn to cook more recipes from my mom :)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Embellish Challenge Color Trends with Music

And here is my take on the challenge.

I bought some new goodies last week. Some lovely Prima Marketing paper pads and accessories. Gorgeous colors and designs. And the colors from Embellish Challenge this week matches the goodies I bought. So I set out to make this card for the challenge using CAS sketch #130. Here are some closeups.

PTI Cream cardstock
Pattern paper from Prima Marketing and Kaisercraft
Ribbon/Lace from Prima Marketing
Flowers and leaves from Prima Marketing and Kaisercraft.
Linen Thread from Stampin Up!
Stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps and Papertrey Ink
Rhinestone from Kaisercraft
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 4, 2011

PDCC #71

I have a card share I made for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #71. Love their Black and White with a splash of color challenge. If you are interested to play along, please click here to their blog.

This is my take on the challenge.

Isn't it so beautiful? I love a splash pink! My attempt at stitching on the card. Not perfect but I will get there with practice. There is no stamping on this card. All I have used is cardstocks and button from PTI, Kaisercraft Bubblegum Patten Paper and rhinestones, Echo Park Be mine stickers and Handmade Crinkled ribbon.  I like it and hope you do too!
Thanks for the challenge. Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sasya Sketch #52

Morning everybody,

Today I have a card I made for the new Sasya sketch this week.
Here is the new sketch

And here is my take on the sketch.

If you are interested in playing the sketch, then click here to Sasya Sketch blog for details.
There are lot of inspiration form other DTs as well and of course a fabulous prize to win too :)
All the best :)