We all are thinking about you Melissa

Hi,

It is with a very heavy heart that I wrote this blog. I was really in shock when I came to know that my friend n a very talented DT member of AAACards, Melissa Lane was no more. May she rest in peace.

She was an inspiration to me and had personally encouraged me on many occasions. She was so beautifully connected with nature and always a hardworking person. My payers for Melissa’s family and friends.

I join AAA Cards and STAMPlorations to celebrate and acknowledge the artistic and creative talents of Melissa Lane.

This is Melissa’s card and I decided to pay my tribute to her by attempting to case it.

She was a talented cardmaker/crafter/artist, a mother of 4, wife, and servant of Jesus. Melissa loved to garden and she loved photography. Her favourite colour was red, and she loved butterflies — so much so that many of the cards and other projects she made had butterflies in them.
 
She was a valuable part of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media team and AAA Cards CAS team.
 
If you knew Melissa when she was alive — maybe you were on the same design team(s) or you were bloggy friends — however you knew her, we’d like to invite you to join us in celebrating her life by creating a butterfly card in her memory.
 
You may blog about the card you make as a tribute to her or not, but either way, you can add your card to Melissa’s Butterfly Gallery (an InLinkz linky) that will be found on the STAMPlorations tribute post. The linky will be open until October 31.
 
And should you wish Melissa’s family to have your card, you can mail it to the address below. Shery Russ (STAMPlorations owner and Melissa’s friend) will collect the butterfly cards, put them in a box, and mail them to Melissa’s family.
 
Mail your butterfly cards to:
 
Shery Russ
20147 Road 192
Strathmore, CA 93267
USA
 
***Important: Stamp or draw a butterfly on the envelope so that it doesn’t get opened accidentally. Make sure the envelope is sealed tight and/or the edges are reinforced with tape.***
 
Finally, here is a message from Melissa’s husband, Chris. He posted this as a comment on Melissa’s blog but he gave Shery permission to pass it on in any way that it can reach a wider audience.
 

“Hello everyone. This is Chris, Melissa’s husband. I have been blessed by the outpouring of so many people. I know it is difficult to mourn from long distance. If you’d like join the community going through this together, please go to our farm Facebook page @Mainepromisedlandfarm. Gardening and planting flowers were Melissa’s other creative passions and she had worked hard to get our farm to where it is today in just a short period of time. Please read along as my family and I walk through this trial and be able to encourage us as we encourage you with what God is doing to get us through. Blessings, grace and Peace.
Chris”

Melissa will always be in our thoughts and prayers!

Take care

Bharati

CASOLOGY #MENU

Hello There!

Thank you for joining me for the next CASology challenge. The next cue word is “Menu”.  I am a super foodie and always curious to know wan’t on the ‘MENU’. I especially love soups and that’s my fav section of the Menu.

Here’s my card

I love this punning sentiment from the “Recipe for Happiness” stampset by MFT and went ahead with that.

I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  along with us, just remember to keep it CAS by following the guidelines on the CASology blog.

Please check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members and lovely guest designer made to inspire you:

Anna Uhras

Bharati Nayudu (you are here)

Deidre Payne

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Karen Haman

Marcie Sharp

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel

Sue Symens

A huge shout out to our guest designer for this week – Ishani. She is an amazing card maker and i absolutely love her CAS style, intelligent interpretations. Please do check her blog and leave her some love.

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word.

AAACards #126 Moonlight

Hello There!!

Happy Sunday! Welcome to another wonderful challenge at AAACards.

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Here’s my take –

To make this card I first masked the card front leaving the circular area exposed and inked it with distress inks. I then added the moon and splatter of stars with white copic paint.

I then adhered the cute ghost that i had stamped, colored and fussy cut. This cute ghost is from a stamp set by MFT and i added the sentiment from the same set.

I adhered the ghost with foam squares to make it appear to be floating in the night sky.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.
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Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

I am also playing along with other challenges:

inkspirational Challenge : Hugs are most comforting. This handmade card is best for giving virtual hugs. Especially from this cute and adorable ghost. What do you say?

Just us girls challenge #462 Celestial Elements

Sweet stampin challenge blog # Halloween

The fairy and the unicorn challenge # Halloween – Spook it up

Cardsinenvy # Halloween – Fav holiday

Craftycardmakers # Halloween Ghost – Mythical creature

A perfect time to craft – # October Challenge – Anything goes

classic design team challenge # October – CAS DESIGN

The sisterhood of crafters :  cute-spooks challenge – the cute ghost goes well with the theme.

SSS Monday challenge : Stary night 

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

Guest designing @ Words to craft by challenge

Hi there!

So happy you are joining me as I share my guest design for the Words to Craft By challenge. Many thanks to Sybrina and the DT members at Words to Craft by for having me over.

What an amazing quote for inspiration:

Listen!
The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.

To make this card I inked the panel using a stencil by newton’s nook and distress inks.

I then tied a bow to the inked panel before adhering it to a card base.

For sentiment I used the thankful word die by Simon Says Stamp . I die cut the word in golden n the shadow in black. To finish the card I added a few sequin.

I hope my card inspires you to play along this wonderful challenge at ‘Words to craft by’. Join us and share your take!

Do tell me what you think about my card in the comments section. I love to read your views and highly appreciate them.

I am also playing along with the following challenges:

Paru’s card making Challenge : The word die has a touch of gold that is apt for the Oct challenge at Paru’s blog.

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Fab and Funky Challenge : # 411 Autumn Colors – The autumn colors on the falling leaves on the card and the bow match with the theme

Crafty calendar challenge #Autumn

Craft-dee bowz # October Challenge – Add a bow : My project has a ribbon bow

crafteezee-shop # October Challenge – Leaves

cards galore challenges # 56 October Challenge

Daisy chain challenge # 24 – Autumn Fall 

Have a great day

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #Punctuation

Hello There!

Thank you for joining me for the next CASology challenge. The next cue word is “punctuation”. We are expecting some super interesting takes n designs in our gallery

Here’s my card

To make this card I first inked the edge with distress inks n a stencil

I have fallen in love with using big bold sentiments, especially on a CAS design. This bold “yes you can!” stamp is by Simon say Stamp. I felt that the exclamation mark is perfect for the cue word this week. So I stamped it with black ink. Finally, i adhered the card front to a black card base.

I then added a strip of patterned paper on the edge for added interest.

I hope my card inspires you to get crafting and play along with us at  CASology . Just remember to keep it CAS by following the guidelines on the CASology blog.

Do check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members made to inspire you

Anna Uhras

Bharati Nayudu (you are here)

Deidre Payne

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Karen Haman

Marcie Sharp

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel

Sue Symens

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word.

 

I am also playing with a couple of challenges :

A perfect time to craft – # October Challenge – Anything goes

classic designteam challenge # October – CAS DESIGN

Hope you liked my card. let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them and appreciate the time you spend on my blog. Happy Crafting.

Hugs

Bharati

Fall Floral card

Hi There!

I am so happy you are joining me today! Today i am sharing a fall card with floral and leaves theme.

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I actually love quilling in addition to stamping. So these stamps by Newton’s Nook with quilled flowers is like having best of both worlds!! Lol!

 

 

To make this card, i first inked a white card stock with distress inks in fall colors using the leaves stencil by Newton’s Nook. After the distress inks dried completely, keeping the stencil in the same position I then covered the inked area with versamark (transparent) ink. I removed the stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to lock the fall colors on the leaves. I then inked the panel with green distress ink. The whole panel popped with wonderful vibrant fall colors and i loved the results so much. I also stamped the quilled flowers & leaves and colored them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut the images and added finishing touches with Nuvo glitter drops.

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Once all the elements were ready i assembled my card. The i adhered the flowers such that they have some dimension since i wish to hand the card to the recipient myself.

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I hope you liked my card. Do let me know how you like it in the comments. I really appreciate them and love reading them.

I am playing along with a couple of challenges:

Inky paws challenge : The colors are inspired by the Inky paws color challenge #82 and actually the card design is inspired by an older sketch by the same challenge.

Patties creations challenge: # 151 – Autumn Theme

Crafty calendar challenge #Autumn

Craft-dee bowz # October Challenge – Add a bow : My project has a twine bow

crafteezee-shop # October Challenge – Leaves

creative with stamps challenge – Leaves

Daisy chain challenge # 24 – Autumn Fall 

Have a great day!

Happy Crafting & Hugs!

Bharati

Fall leaves

Hi There!

I am so happy you are joining me. I have a fall card to share with you today.

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I first inked the panel with distress inks using the leaves stencil by Newton’s Nook and then added the word die cut by simon says stamp in black card stock.

I added some glossy accents on the die cut and some sequins before placing the card front on to a base.

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I hope you liked my card. Do let me know how you like it in the comments. I really appreciate them and love reading them.

I am playing along with a couple of challenges:

The sisterhood of crafters : Fall is in the Air

Crafty gals corner challenges : Challenge #175 ~ Anything Fall Goes

Cardz4guyz :Challenge # 204 Autumn/Fall Leaves

Unicorn challenge: Challenge #37 Autumn or Halloween

A perfect time to craft – # October Challenge – Anything goes

crafteezee-shop # October Challenge – Leaves

cards galore challenges # 56 October Challenge

Daisy chain challenge # 24 – Autumn Fall 

Have a great day!

Hugs

Bharati