Out of the blue.

I m going to write a post out of the blue! Yes! Out of the blue ! 

My favourite colour is Blue ! May be i like the sky blue or the turquoise blue of the deep blue sea . I have no clue. But there’s something about the big ocean that mesmerizes me .

When i saw the lawn fawn Critters in the sea stamp , I knew instantly I needed to make an Ocean card! Here it is…

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Stamps used: lawn fawn critters in the sea , hero arts magical background

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock(for card base), hero arts blue layering paper (for card panel), neenah dessert storm cardstock for ocean floor 

Inks used: Copics , versamagic aegean blue (for magical background) distress ink vintage photo (for edges of ocean floor) 

Misc: wave embossing folder, pearls and bling

I loved how the bling gave the sea critters bubbling look ! dont you? 

(Tiny) Ray of sun

To catch up with time, I decided to post the card i made recently!

Here in Midwest, Spring has set in quite late, and the sun keeps playing hide and seek in clouds! How a small ray of sunshine could light up a day ! I look forward to the warm rays every morning (even when there s a snow prediction tomorrow) . Isn’t that called a ray of hope? or should i say a ray of sun?

Combined with that, I have to mention that driving has been bit of a task lately . With a terrible winter , the roads have plenty of potholes and Its like playing dodgeball when i drive! Having heard a news of my husband’s cousin having a baby boy, I decided to make a baby card with the above two thoughts in my mind! A recent purchase of a stencil, I wanted to try a new technique – distress ink blending on it. (oohh Love the colors and how they are named).  My love of bright colors is quite evident from this…

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Supplies used:

Stamps : lawn fawn plus one (carriage)
Inks : memento black, distress ink mustard seed, squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade (from bottom to up),tumbled glass, broken china, copics (Y17, B24, B26)
Paper: neenah solar white, blue card base, black cardstock
Ribbon: recollections , Foam dots (for carriage )
Misc: tim holtz rays stencil, silhouette die cut (road)

Does this brighten your day ?

 

Wedding cake I made!

Ahhh! How I wish I could bake a wedding cake ! The title is part truth! I could never get past myself baking cupcakes and making a small 6 inch cake is such a big task for me .

A friend of mine was getting married and I needed to make a card. It then struck that all occasions have one thing in common – be it the baby shower, birthdays, weddings , anniversaries or graduation – It’s the CAKE ! Who can resist the yummy thought! 

My stash of craft supplies was limited as I was a beginner and I loved a stamp set called Bake me a cake by my favorite stamp company Lawn fawn . The card turned out ok.

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Supplies used: 

Card base: neenah solar white cardstock – 8.5″ X 11″ (fold at 4.25″) 

Card panel : neenah solar white cardstock – 4″ X 5.25″ , Neenah kraft cardstock for tag and banner 

Stamps used: Lawn fawn Bakes me a cake , penny black antique letter, Lawn fawn bannerific, Lawn fawn Sophie’s sentiments

Inks: Distress ink Antique linen(for blending the card panel and stamping the letter stamp and also blending outline on tag) ; memento black ink (for cake outline) , memento lrhubarb stalk (wedding wishes sentiment) ; copics R24, R29, N1, B24, B26, YR04, Y17

Embossing folder : Wave pattern (lifestyle crafts) 

Misc: Lawn fawn trimmings- pink lemonade (for the bow), Tag hand cut , Foam dots to mount the cake 

Enjoy the cake! 

 

The history behind my cardmaking …

It all started when a friend of mine , Niharika sent me a beautiful handmade card. I have always loved snail mails, handwritten letters and cards. It shows how thoughtful the person has been and how they took the effort to jot down a letter, or write a note in a card. Deep down, I guess I loved that fact more than the mail i receive.

Its such a beautiful card which opened me up to the big world of papercrafting.

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Ever since, all I can say is , I m hooked !

Here on, I ll be posting the cards I made , with the basics of how I learnt to do them on my own! (of course, thanks to you tube and other bloggers out there)

First Step!

Hi ,

Welcome to my blog!

I m Vidya. I have been thinking of blogging for so long and finally decided to take the plunge today into the whole wide world. I believe that life is all about small things , short moments and beautiful emotions. This blog is just one way of making life colorful with the things I love to do .

Right now its crafting and making cupcakes ! Change is bound to happen anytime. I m very much open to anything anytime!

Thanks for taking the time to read my post!