AAA Cards Challenge #107 – Chilled

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I am very excited to share an awesome news. I have joined the wonderful Design Team at AAA Cards challenge and feel greatly honored to be working with the super talented team of card makers. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at AAA Cards for having me and for the warm welcome they have extended me.

So without further ado, let’s see what the CAS Game #107 is :


The theme – Chilled has many possibilities and hope it gets your creative juices flowing. The moment i read the word chilled, pictures of polar bears and icy glaciers started popping in my head and I was inspired by the blue and white of the challenge photo to make a card.Here’s my card for the game.

bharati nayudu lawn fawn polar bear on skates in ice for aaacards challenge

For this one I first stamped the images of the ice block and the adorable bear with skates on from the stampset called Beary special holidays by Lawn Fawn stamps, with  Memento black ink on Neenah solar white paper and colored it with Copic makers before fussy cutting them. I then masked the card front with just a circular gap and also masked the area inside the circle that i wanted to keep white. I then blended in few blues using distress inks. I peeled off the mask and adhered the fussy cut images after i stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.


I hope my card inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and the two guest designers who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the definition of CAS from our website by clicking HERE.

Also don’t forget that the lovely Sponsor for this challenge are CAS-ual Fridays and the winner will be presented with a  gift certificate of $25.

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

Keep it cool!






Sending Hugs

Bharati nayudu Hugs CAS card

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Sharing a card that i made with my son. He always loves to help.  So we colored this cute lil piggy with copics and masked before we stenciled with distress inks. We really loved the way this cutie was hugging the heart and thought the sentiment ‘sending hugs’ matched.

My son is actually recovering from cold and this crafting time helped him distract and feel better for sometime. I strongly believe that crafting has a very calming effect and is one of the best way to bond with kids.

We are playing along with CASology – Hugs challenge

I hope you liked the card as much as we enjoyed making it.

Hugs from both of us! Have a great day.


Cards with Feathers – Two for one stamp


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JanuaryThere’s a new challenge in town and an awesome one! It’s Twofer Card Challenge. I have always loved making multiple styles, using cards out of the supplies that are already on my craft table. So i am sure many are going to enjoy this challenge as it gets the creative juices flowing  . Today i am excited to play along with their very first challenge with the theme – Feathers.

I am using the feather stamp from the Happy Dreams set by Altenew for both my cards.

My first card is a dream catcher with the feathers and is an encouragement / motivational one.


I am playing along with less is more purple color challenge as well. Thanks to the challenge i used purple for the dreamy looks.

My second card is a pet sympathy card for someone who lost a dear bird. I think this can used as a general sympathy as well.


I hope you like the cards. I really appreciate your comments and love reading them.

In case you are interested, here are a few links to previous posts with variety of cards from same stamp set :

  1. Space Explorer
  2. Christmas cards with leaves and ferns
  3. Let’s Chill and Stay cool

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day!

You are Enough


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If I were to pick only one of my cards that i could give anyone and everyone, i will pick this one. This is what i want to tell myself and everyone else as well.

I seem to be falling more and more in love with CAS style of card making. There is something very soothing about the uncluttered white space.

To make this one layer CAS card, I first stamped the big bold YOU with distress oxide ink. I then stamped the coordinating sentiments with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. To finish the card i adhered it on a black card base leaving a slight border all around.

I am playing along with:

CASology challenge #281 – “Encourage”

Always Fun Challenges #40 – one layer


Have a great day!


Believe in yourself


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Today i am sharing a CAS card using alcohol inks and a beautiful word die from Simon Says Stamp.  The card is very simple to recreate. Just a few flicks of alcohol ink and ink blending solution on Yupo paper before adhering the die cuts from the word die along with its shadow. On top of the word die i adhered a coordinating white heat embossed sentiment on small black strip. To finish the card i mounted the card front on a black mat before adhering everything on to a white card base. It’s as simple as that.

I can’t get enough of the alcohol inks which are new in my crafty stash and are super fun to play with.

Playing along with

CASology challenge #281 – “Encourage”.


You are the Cutest!


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Dropping by to share a quick card that i made using black and white card stock and a few dies. This card is inspired by the sketch at Less is more challenge #360 & #361.


The moment i saw this sketch, All I could see was big panda eyes. And this card was really very simple to make once i started using the the dies. I am really happy how the stitched line around the border and the white of the eyes provide just a bit of the detail as well as tie everything together.

I am surely going to make this one again with my son and with other kids who walk into my room for some crafting joy. My son has a funny bone and i am looking forward to all the giggles and laughs we will have when he will play around with the placing the eyes. My bet is he will go for the crazy eyes look.  I will keep you posted, in case you are curious.

Here ‘s another version of the same card without the nose. This one is more closer to the Sketch at Less is more challenge and the sentiment is in shape of a smile.



I am playing along with :

Less is more challenge #360 & #361 – Sketch

Dies R Us Challenge #88 -Anything goes

Absolutely loved making this Clean & Simple card. Hope you like it too.

Let’s Be Merry

Bharati Nayudu Winter christmas shabby chic card 4

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Hope you had a great Christmas! The merry making has not stopped for me as I still am enjoying making  Christmas cards. My First Snow man Card and trying out the new to me snow pen.

Made this card using the gorgeous blue pattern papers by Papericious. I love how they coordinate so well with one another, which makes it very easy to add layers.

Bharati Nayudu Winter christmas shabby chic card 3

This cute snow man is by Avery elle stamps. I colored it with copic makers and before i fussy cut the image.

A snow man definitely needs snow, which i added using the snow pen. The creamy paste bubbles up and get lovely dimension once its slightly heated.

I placed a small snow ball in this snowman’s hand for added fun. I went over the eyes and buttons with glossy accents for shine and dimension.

For more interest i added the lace, silver thread and some sequins which i have been hoarding for quite some time now.

Bharati Nayudu Winter christmas shabby chic card 2

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and playing with lots of crafty goodies. Hope you like the card as well. Please  do leave me a comment as i really love reading them and greatly appreciate it.

I am playing along with :

Papericious Challenge – Use at least two pattern papers and lace

Dream valley challenges # 169 – Christmas

Crazy Challenge #265 Winter wonderland

scrapbookstampsocietychallenge #131 – Anything goes option Christmas 

Happy little stampers – January Christmas challenge

Addicted to stamps challenge – Holiday

Lilredwagon Challenge #425 – Winter wonderland