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.

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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.

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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

Happy New You!

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Butterflies have always fascinated me. I fondly cherish my childhood memories of happily running after butterflies in the parks, being completely mesmerized to watch them land on flowers and spread their colorful wings. I was completely awe stuck when i learnt for the first time as a child that caterpillars turned into beautiful butterflies. How did those pretty wings mysteriously appear, i would ask myself! Well, that’s the magic of self transformation, isn’t it.

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I am on one of my own metamorphic journeys as well. I have always been on the chubby side since childhood, which later grow into obesity, and now this seems to be weighing me down in life, even effecting me mentally. I have pledged to change this and am working towards a healthier me.  One day i too will fly 🙂

I am dedicating this card to all those who are on their journey towards a happier you! A shout out for all the efforts and struggles. For bouncing back after every failure.

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And now let me tell you about my card.

Its a new year and i wanted to try something new. This is one of my first cards with alcohol inks . I used Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks & mixatives. By the way, I made a DIY alcohol blender by mixing surgical spirit with just few drops of glycerin. This seems to be working well for me. The inks are addictive to play with as the results are very unique each time and the process is super fun.

I die cut the butterflies from an alcohol ink panel. I tried a splatter of silver mixative on black card stock – I have to tell you, it felt good doing it (please note that the mixative takes quite some time to dry). I then adhered only the body of butterflies, leaving their wings free for dimension, before adding with foam tape the white heat embossed sentiment on match black card stock strips. To finish the card, I adhered the card panel at angle for added interest and just to try out something new.


Playing along with :

Time out challenge #99 – New Beginnings

Always Fun Challenges – something new

The male craftroom challege #76 – New Beginnings

Simon says stamp Monday Challenge – Something new

Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something new

a2zscrapbooking challenge – New to me

Animal friends challenge – New Beginnings

Die-cut-divas – Something new

Dies R Us Challenge #88 – Anything goes

heart2heartchallenges – Something new

thehousethatstampsbuilt – Things with wings

Paru’s cardmaking challenge # Jan 2018- New

jan 2018 challenge

Do let me know what you think about the card by leaving me comments.

Wishing you Happy new days and Happy new You!