Back to school

Hello there!

I am so glad you are joining me. Today i am playing with the “Pencil in” stampset by Waffl Flowers.  It’s a stampset with a lot of adorable images perfect for school cards.


I started by stamping all the images from the stamp set on to nenah solar white card stock (Copic friendly paper) with  memento tuxedo black ink (Copic friendly ink) and colored with copics (you may use any alcohol markers). I then fussy cut the images with a scissors.

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5I then used the frame die set by My Favorite things and adhered it on to a white card stock with double layer of foam tape for added dimension. And then adhered all the colored images – some with liquid glue, few with single layer of foam tape and a few with double layer of foam tape to add interest in the card with varied dimension.

I also let a few of the images stick out of the frame a bit for more interest and fun. While coloring i tried to repeat the colors so that everything looks together.

I then matted the card panel on to a black card stock and adhered the matted panel to a white card base.


I had super fun making this card and am going to enter a couple of challenges.

Photo inspiration Challenge #455 at Just us girls– inspired by the “back to school” theme for my card, usage of kraft, white and black card stocks and the sentiment. inspired by the different sections in the photo i used this frame to divide my card into small sections.

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Challenge #351 Back to school at The Paper Shelter – This challenge inspired the school theme and the sentiment of my card.

Challenge # 56 at Words 2 Craft By – School theme

Will you succeed? You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4% guaranteed.) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

These words inspired the school theme card with all the kids. This Dr. Seuss quote motivates and assures them of success in any field they choose. Inspires the kids to dream big.  Inspired by the quote i added various elements like black board, lab beakers, colors, scales, variety of books etc.. And symbolic to the kids moving mountains, i added the globe is such a way the it seems the kids are on top of the word.. Lol (atleast in my crazy mind) .

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 480 –  Back to School

“back to school” inspires the theme and look of my card. It also inspires the sentiment.

Please do let me know what you think about this card. I love and appreciate your comments and thoroughly enjoy reading those.

Happy crafting !!




CASology #311 Flip

Hello There!

I hope you had a great week. Thank you for joining me for the next challenge at CASology. The cue word for our next challenge is Flip

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Here’s my card


IMG_20180827_214146_Bokeh__01I always wanted to make a CAS card with just two or three colors. So i tried that with this card. To make this card I first stamped the images with from the ‘Recipe for Happiness’ stampset by MFT on to nenah solar white card stock (Copic friendly paper) with black memento ink (Copic friendly ink) and colored with copics (you may use any alcohol markers). I then fussy cut the images with a scissors.

Here’s a fun tip i learnt from the super talented Kathy Racoosin and follow religiously. After fussy cutting the images, with a black marker color the edges for a very professional and uniform look.

I then added tiny bits of foam tape to the images and adhered them on to a card base, where i had already stuck a black strip of sentiment heat embossed in white. The sentiment is also from the same stampset.


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


Sue Symens

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

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.

**This is a 2 week challenge!**
Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 10 September at 9am (CDT).




AAACards – Use a Stencil

Hello There!

Happy Sunday and I am so glad your joining me today for the next AAA Cards Challenge!

I feel the stencil is one of the products with most versatility. The wide variety of stencils available  in huge ranges make them a crafter’s best buddy.
Here’s my CAS card using a beautiful lace stencil by Simon Says Stamp
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For this card i first placed the stencil in position and inked the card front softly with distress inks. Voila! the card is almost done. All that is left is to adhere the die cut sentiment along with the heat embossed strip.
I am sure you are going to have lots of fun playing with your stencils whether you would ink them up or use embossing paste or glimmer paste or dry emboss them. There are numerous techniques to explore. Just remember to keep your card Clean and Simple.
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.

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.

Bharati (you are here!)


Also joining us is the lovely, talented and kind Shery from STAMPlorations, who is our sponsor this fortnight and has offered a $15 gift certificate to their shop to the winner. We have with us our guest designer Hannelie from desertdiva to share some superb inspiration.

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