Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Christmas card!

Morning everybody,

I am following hurricane Sandy closely as I have family and friends living in east coast. I have my uncle and my aunt living in New Jersey! Fingers crossed, I will hear from them soon. Keep safe people! Thinking of all of you!

Here is a Christmas card made using the new Wplus9 stamps and dies.

Love the nordic circular stamp on the background. That is an older set called Winter Wishes.. Love to combine older with new sets. I generally do just to get more out of the older sets as well.
Ok then, got to go now. Very busy day for me. Therapy session to do, then pick up kids from school, take them to swimming after that. And it is going to rain here. Very muggy. Hope it downs and cools down.

See you soon!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks Week: The Square Punch Challenge

A quick post. I was making a lot of DT projects this morning and had a idea to make a card for The Square Punch Challenge @ Moxie Fab World! So put the idea into paper and here it is for you:)

I basically punched out a few red and green squared from pattern papers and cut them diagonally and arranged them. Added bling (always!lol!) I just love the pattern and colour the paper brings. And a simple birthday sentiment. Very clean and simple. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Iconic Christmas!

G' Morning!

Sharing a couple more Christmas cards today.

I have used  the new release Iconic Christmas stamp sets from Wplus9 on my cards. I have used pattern papers, again!!! Quick and easy cards with fab results for mass production.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hope! Love! Joy!

I had some Wplus9 goodies arrive last week.  So today when my men went prospecting, me and my daughter bonded, had some girly time, then die cut, stamped and coloured with some nice music on the background. Here is one of the cards we made together:)

We worked together, giggling and chatting away:) Aditi die cut and coloured the words "hope", "love" and  "Joy". I stamped the sentiments on the card and together put it all together. Colours were Aditi's choice including stamping on the "Os" and adding rhinestones. We are proud of the result. Beautiful but unusual colour combination for a Christmas card. Hope you like it too:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Super Free Saturday!

Hello and Welcome to Uniko Studio's Super Free Saturday.
Every last saturday of the month, Beverley will be givingaway a digital collection!

Today, the free digital collection is called Ho! Ho! Ho! 

Here is my project using the new freebies:)

I printed out the baubbles and coloured them using copics. Added red pearls to the center of the snowflake doilies!  Love how the blue baubbles pop against the red digital paper on the background! Hope you get to make gorgeous Christmas card using the freebies:)

You can download your freebie from Uniko Studio Shop 
If you make a project using the freebie, then link your project to the linky at Uniko Studio Blog.
Cannot wait to see your Christmas projects:)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Diwali Blog Hop-Day #2

G'Morning from Australia!
It is Saturday morning. Gorgeous day today. Today is day #2 of our Diwali Blog Hop. We are showcasing anything other than a card today:) I went for a candle holder. Thats because Diwali is festival of lights. 
Here is my lantern/candle holder....

I used the same colours from my card yesterday to make my lantern/candle holder. I also used the Diya file to make the window and lined the inside with vellum to give a softer effect.
Here is both my card and lanter/candle holder.

Want to see what the rest of them made today? Here is the list of all the blog hop crafters.
Gayatri ( that's me!)
Hope you enjoyed our blog hop. Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!

See you later today with Uniko Studio's Super Free Saturday project.


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Friday, October 26, 2012

CFC #76

 If you are looking for AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge post, Click HERE

If you are looking for Diwali Blog Hop post, Click HERE

Hi again,

Did you see that the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps are revealed? Check it out HERE 
They are available for purchase right now:) Happy Shopping!
A big congratulations to Michele on her launch of the new CAS-aul Fridays Stamp line.

Here is this week's theme @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog

You Kraft on your CAS project in any way or innovative way. It is all up to you:)
I love this challenge. Colouring on kraft is my favourite. The outcome is gorgeous. 
Here is my take on the challenge.

I have used the border stamp from Big Thanks on my card. I coloured them using copics and gave it a bubble effect. And the 'thank you' border stamp as the sentiment. Hope you like it:)

Cannot wait to see all your krafty CAS cards:)

This week's winner will take home all the 5 new release stamp sets from CAS-ual Fridays.
How cool is that? Want to see the new sets? Check it out HERE 

Want to see more krafty inspiration? Go to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to see rest of the DT's inspirations.
Want to shop for CAS-ual Friday's Stamp? Here is the link to the Store

Thanks for stopping by!


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AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge

If you are looking for Diwali Blog Hop Post, click HERE!

Welcome to another week of AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge.

This week's Challenge is a sketch challenge.
Here is he sketch for you.

 I love simple sketches like these. So versatile. We (design team members ) are using either border stamps or die. I have used the die for my card. Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used very unusual colours to make a Christmas card. Aqua, Coral and Black! The border die looks awesome. Love the pattern.
Do you like to play along? Then why not go to AnnaBelle Stamps Blog and link your project.
The winnner of the challenge will receive $10 gift coupon.

About our challenges: 
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).  
How To Play Along : 
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post if you have a blog.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog or gallery.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, and so if you don't yet have any we've created a Digi Freebie page!  Each month we will add a new image for you to choose from to play along with!

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon.

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Diwali Blog Hop!

Hi everybody,
Diwali is a major festival of India. It is called Festival of Lights. There are different  mythical stories behind this festival. they vary from one culture to annother in India. Whatever maybe the story behind it, everybody in India celebrates Diwali. I have vivid memory of celebrating this festival as a child, with my mother and grandmother making sweets and savoury about 2 weeks before the day. Buying new clothes, gettng up very early in the morning, lighting up firecrackers, going to temple, sharing sweets with friends and family.... so much fun. I miss it. But atleast I am able to celebrate it with some very talented Indian Crafters. So when Chaitali invited me to the blog hop, I couldn't refuse:) So welcome to the first ever Diwali Blog Hop!

Diwali Blog Hop

If you have come from Smriti's blog, then you are on the right track:)
Today, we are focusing on Diwali cards. Here is my card.

Chaitali had sent a few Silhouette files of diwali movtives and words she had made and I have used them on my card. I cut the diya(lamp) and coloured them using copics. Stamped the background using Ikat background stamp from Avery Elle Stamps. Love the Happy Diwali words which is cut using Silhouette Cameo. What intensity of colours?  Which is exactly what I wanted to achieve. Hope you like it:)

Do you want to see what the rest of them have made? Here is the list of all the blog hop crafters.

Chaitali is also giving away some Silhouette files. So make sure you visit her blog. And if you make a project using her files, make sure you link your project to the linky on her blog:)

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon with AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge:)

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

CAS(E) this Sketch #3

If you are looking for The Craft's Meow's Blog Hop, then click HERE

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #3
Here is the sketch for you

And here is my take on the sketch.

I have turned the elements horizontally on my card. That gorgeous flower is called Blossoms and Blooms from Avery Elle Stamps. I have not used a ribbon in a long time and found it a bit difficult to tie the knot.lol!  I added texture by embossing. I loved how my card turned out and hope you do too:)

Want to see more inspirations using the sketch? Go to the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog to see rest of the Design Team's projects. Make sure you link your project using this sketch at the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


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The Craft's Meow Blog hop!

Hello again. Welcome to The Craft's Meow October Release Blog Hop!
Over the past three days, you have see plenty of gorgeous projects using the 6 new stamp sets to be release today.

the craft's meow.

You should have come from the talented Elizabeta Kushner.
 What great projects, Elizabeta has created using the soon to be released stamp sets? Love her work!

For my blog hop I have used Hearth & Home stamp set.

Here is my first card, I made using this set.

I have deviated from my usual clean, simple and bright style to more vintagy style for this blog hop! I have also used pattern papers on my cards!!! Shocking, right? But I always like to try something different. So.... Hope you like it.

For the next card, I have added a technique to the vintagy style. I have done some paper piecing. That mantle stamp image is just awesome. So I decided to deck it up with some colours

Here is the close up of the paper pieced mantle image with some 3D effect as well.

Like it? I like this set a lot. Hope you do too. Your next stop is to the super talented Iwona Palamountain's blog. Happy Hopping!

If this is the first place you have arrived, then here is the list of all the design team and guest design team members who are participating in this blog hop. Make sure you leave some love at all the blogs:)

The Craft's Meow Blog
Amy Wanford
Elizabeta Kushner
Gayatri Murali (that's me!)
Iwona Palamountain
Jen del Muro
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Emily Keaton - Guest Designer

Jessica Fick
Karen Baker
Lin Brandyberry
Lindsay Amrhein
Mabelle R-O
Nina Brackett
Sharri Seffens
Veronica Zalis

The Craft's Meow is also giving away a free set called O Christmas Tree if your purchase order is $50 or more. How cool is that? What are you waiting for? 6 beautiful Christmas stamp set for your Christmas cards:)

If you like to win all the six sets, then make sure you visit and comment on all of the blogs. And mention it on the The Craft's Meow Blog. You have until 9.00PM PDT Saturday which is 27th of October to make the comment:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Hopping!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Craft's Meow Day 3 Preview!

Hello and welcome to day 3 preview of The Craft's Meow October release.
If you like to see the Day 1 & 2 of the release, then click here and here.

Today we are showing casing two more stamp sets.
This first set is called O Christmas Tree designed by Amy Wanford

Love this set especially the different patterns of the tree. Perfect for making not only cards, but also tags.
So here are my set of tags.

Here are the closeup of the tags

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Since the base of the tag is a dark colour, it is difficult to write on them unless you have a white gel pen. So I have added a white tag behind it to write your message and from whoom to who!
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I love the navy, white and red combo. And I have added liquid pearls on the centre of the stars.

The second set previewing today is called  Holiday Foundations desinged by Karen B

This set has some awesome images to create your own christmas background. And some beautiful sentiments are well. Love this set.

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I opted to go with non traditional but bright colours for this sample. Love the tone on tone stamping and all the bling:) Hope you like my samples today.

If you like to win these sets, then go to The Craft's Meow Blog and leave a comment to win these sets:) You have until 9.00PM Pacific Daylight Time to leave your comments:)
Also, you can see more fab inspirations from the rest of the desgin team members on the blog.

Tomorrow is the blog hop and the release. See you then:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Couple of Christmas cards!

Hi everybody,

I am in a mood for making Christmas cards. I have so far made 30 cards in a matter of 5 days and all of them are different!!! Unbelievable! I am still pinching myself because a week ago I had absolutely no mojo and was struggling to get into the mood. But now all is good. lol! 
Here are a couple of cards I made using Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Here is the second card.

I really love those cute images on this set called Merry Little Christmas. And I am into some colouring now a days, which is another reason I love these images:) Love red gingham with the little blue and green colours:) very happy with the cards. Hope you like them:)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Craft's Meow Day 2 Preview!

Hello again!

Did you check out the Day 1 preview yesterday? Incase you missed it, here is the link. Beautiful traditional images right? I am sure you have already started writing a wishlist:)

Today is day 2 and we will be previewing two sets again. 
This set is called Winter Fibi & Lily! Designed by Mabelle R-O.

This set has cute images perfect for colouring. Love them.
This is the second set called Christmas Cheer. Designed by Mabelle R-O

I love the fonts on this set. Very stylish! And nice images to use as it is or colour. I bet you will love this set.

I have created a scene using the images from Christmas Cheer stamp set. Added bling for the festive feel. Hope you like my sample. If you like to see more inspirations, then go to The Craft's Meow Blog. There is plenty of superb samples for you.

Would you like to win these set? Go to The Craft's Meow Blog and leave a comment to enter a chance to win these sets:)

See you tomorrow with one more preview:)

Thanks for stopping by!