Showing posts with label magnolia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label magnolia. Show all posts

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Hello friends,

A new challenge blog is all there for you all and being a part of the DT, here is my first post for this challenge.

The Game is a new bi monthly challenge and swap blog where creativity is the prime focus. It could be any medium. The main object is to enjoy, create and share.You can share any form of art--cards, albums, atcs, embroidery, altered art cake, etc.

The first challenge is TIC TAC TOE.

Here is the board and you can use any row - vertically, horizontally or diagonally to create your project.

There is a fabulous prize for this and I do request you all to become a follower of this blog and participate for all the fun. We have a fantastic DT and you will get to see some really good work down the line.

Here is my card for the first challenge-TIC TAC TOE

I,ve used the first row--ribbons, flowers and staples.

Supplies--Fabriano cardstock, Papermania papers, spellbinders diecuts, Magnolia stamp, flowers, staples and sentiments from Inkadinkado

Challenges :   stampin for the weekend-layers, wags n whiskers-recipe, charisma cardz-pink and girly, Magnolia stamp lovers-flowers.

Hope you all had a very happy sunday!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hello Friends!!!!
No matter how hard I try, Card making is getting very addictive day by day! I wish, I could go on making cards everyday and no one should disturb me in doing so! Wishful thinking!!!!! I may not be ablento make several in a day but at least I can make one. And that is what I,ve come up with today!
A tilda card! Tilda Magnolia stamps are my latest addiction and I can just go on looking at those beautiful cards forever. Have You seen the Magnolia Ink Magazine? A crafters true delight I must say!! You can get them all with Shalini Mittal or visit crafters corner on FB.

Now on to my card!! This has been specially made as DT  for Kavitha's Challenge Blog--For the Love of Crafting. There are very few challenge blogs in India  and this one is really a good one as the hostess Kavitha is up to date with all the challenge details and results. Plus, being a versatile crafter, she has the knack to see a good project.

Anyways, The challenge is to create a project with SPRING AND BUTTERFLIES(MORE THAN 2)
You have one whole month to make your projects.
So here is my take on it as a DT.
It is my version of a step card. The wooden log is hand drawn and coloured with sketch pens.

Supplies- Tilda with apples, Tim holtz Dies-swirls, PP-stash, Spellbinders-picot circle,Sentiment-just rite, memento tuxedo black, Water colour pencils, Scalloped squares , Magnolia doohickey dies-lovely fence, punch craft flowers-self made.Martha stewart-Monarch Butterflies and Doiley lace punch and jeff butterflies punch

craft your Passion-shaped cards
cupcakecraft-spring is in the air
Paper Pretties-lots of layers
Stamp and Create-Spring
Addicted to stamps-spring
Amusing challenge-spring
Magnolia stamp lovers-butterflies
Pile it on-All about s-Spring, swirls, stamp, sentiment
Little darlings Ch-outside
Simon says stamp=favourite tool- Cuttlebug to cut the dies and scor-pal for scoring and folding
C.R.A. F.T-spring

So do get geared up and submit your entries!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012


Hi friends!!

This card will highlight my addiction for Magnolia stamps. They are simply adorable. This card was made for a very dear friend's birthday and she made my day by saying that this was the best card she had ever received!!

Supplies: Magnolia-Tilda with Rose bouquet, CB corner dies, MS punches, punch craft flowers, ribbon from stash, steadlaer colour pencils, sentiments-computer and unity quote bundle, spellbinders, PP from Imaginations-DCWV value paper packs.

Challenges: craft us crazy-favourite colour-blue and pink--and flowers, Crop stop-3 flowers, MAWTT-layers, Digi Doodles shop-sketch, Stamp n Doodle-lace and flowers, pileiton-sending happiness, Dilo En EspaƱol Challenge #3, make it crafty-spring colours.

My this card made it to top 3 in Charisma cardz challenge.


Saturday, October 15, 2011


A Very HAPPY KARWA CHAUTH to all my SAHM friends!!!!

For my international friends, Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by married Hindu ladies all over the world. On this day, the wife keeps a fast for the husband, praying for his long life and good health. She will not eat anything for the whole day and at night after seeing the moon, takes the first sip of water from her husband's hand!!! So Romantic!!!!! The lady dresses up very nicely decking in beautiful sarees and adorned with jewellery, she puts henna on her hand. All the ladies sing and dance and its a sight to be seen when all of them in a family offer their prayers at night. Sometimes, even husbands fast with their wives!!!!! But thats just out of love!!!!

Now, to some craft talk.

This card is made with lots of affection cos, I specially love this Tilda with butterfly. The flowers are punch crafted and the PP is from Echo park and fabriano. Distressing is done with wild honey distress inks. I,ve used spellbinders for the frame and CB corner dies for the corners. The brown lace is a Marianne's Creatables Dies. These are great to work with as they give intricate cutting and embossing in one go. The tida is coloured with steadler colour pencils with Pie Lane glitter balls on her hair. I,ve added some pearls and shimmer and the yellow gingham ribbon if from my stash.

Challenges Entered:

I hope I get enough time next week to make more cards !
Enjoy Your Sunday!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Hey peeps, I am now more relaxed and cheerful cos after many days,I,m back on the track i.e my mojo has started working! And I request you all to be patient with me as this is going to be a long post.

First, let me present my last project as GDT in the C.R.A.F.T challenge, where this week's challenge is 'fairytales'. I've tried to create a 3D fairy in this card and out of all the images , I chose the most difficult one and GOSH! What a tough time I had cutting the various parts. But I liked the effect. The tag is hand cut and the background is embossed in the CB.
This week's sponsor is glitterbabes who is offering a 10$ voucher from there store to the winner.
Although, I rarely follow sketches, but this one from pixie dust caught my eye and I decided to go for this challenge.

supplies-fabriano cardstock-red, papermania pp, worn lipstick-distress ink, spell binders lacey circles, martha stewart circle cutter, cuttlebug folder-divine swirls, sentiments-cards n scraps, flowers-punch craft, corner dies-CB, butterflies-itsy bitsy, magnolia stamp, steadler colour pencils.

And, finally my third card of the day. This one is a real cute one where I followed the Card Patterns Sketch. And the main theme here is summer colours and summer fun! So without much ado, here it is.

Challenges:Card Patterns Aud sentiments#33, charisma cardz, Do You Stack Up Little Miss Muffet crafts and me Divas by design pile it on paper play time creative card crew pink elephant die cut dreams
My dear friend Romina is offering a giveaway and what fabulous goodies she is offering! So do check her blog and do not forget to leave comments for her wonderful work!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your valuable comments. Its your appreciation that keeping me going on! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Hi, life nowadays is at its peak of frustration. WHY? The weather is lousy-raining and raining endlessly! the health of family members along with mine is on downward track, all the gadgets of the house-mixer, toaster, washing machine, iron, microwave, oven (PHEW) have all decided to declare war against the human race and so at present, I,m living in stone age. (LOL)
So, in this chaos what comes to recuse to release all this stress. Cardmaking!
Yes! I made this card using my magnolia stamps. I stamped the image with tea dye distress ink and then coloured it with my steadler water colour pencils. Then I highlighted it with black stablo fine tip marker. Rest, I used MS border punches-lattice heart, paper mania PP, the ribbon is stitched by my local tailor from glass organza cloth. There is a story behind it. My elder sister who owns a boutique discarded meters of colourful glass organza tissue. I picked them up and gave it to my tailor who stitched both the sides for RS. 250. And yes, the circle sentiments are a pick from singapore craft store--Hand Made With Love. The flowers are mulberry paper flowers from ChatuChak local weekend market-Bangkok. The small pink flowers on the side are made by me. So, thats it! Here is my card.

Challenges Entered :

Here is my second Tilda card.
This is a very simple card and there is not
much to write about it.

I hope you have sent your entries for my window card challenge? It ends on sunday 26th June at midnight 12 o clock.


Thursday, December 23, 2010


Thats the inside.A closer view.
Hi, Its christmas time and the weather is fabulous here. Although it does not snow here in kolkata, but the chilly feeling tempted me try out this white card. Its my first of its kind. Embossed it with CB and used another Tilda image. She is a cutie isn't she? This card goes for the following challenges:

Friday, December 10, 2010


This is my second Magnolia card and I love colouring her. She is sitting on a branch with snow and flowers (the flowers are again done with punches--mini roses) and note my new CB folder-victoria. The PP is from Do crafts and the scalloped embossing is done on the ultimate pro. Some Faux Stitching(wonder When I,ll be able to do it Right) and there she is!

Sorry about the poor picture quality. This card goes to the following challenges:

Card patterns #93

Just magnolia challenge week 85-Make a christmas card

Cute Card Thursday 142-floral frenzy

Delightful Challenges-embossing

Pixie Dust Studio#52-Let it snow

Friday, December 3, 2010


I,m really thrilled to make my first Magnolia Card. All the Tilda Images are too cute for words and using them was pure delight. I coloured them with water colour pencils(still with no copics!!)
and added some glitter. The oval die cut is hand cut and embossed In The CB. This card goes for the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs-#70-3 flowers, 2PP and 1 image

These two tags really quick ones. Again I used my colour pencils, CB folder, the ultimate pro, some ribbons and bling. The paper, ribbons and red stones have been with me since ages and the ivy leaves are from the new ultimate pro.
The star shaped tag goes to these Challenges: