CASology #Arithmetic

Hi There

Thank you for joining me for this week’s challenge at CASology!

The cue word is Arithmetic. Interesting isn’t it!

I made a retirement card for a senior at work. Here’s my take

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I love try out different medium, techniques and products. I guess all crafters are. Sometimes i wonder if the love for the products gets my mojo going. Does this happen to you. Do you make cards just to use / try some new products. I recently bought black embossing paste and i had to immediately use it, before i could break a rash or something. Lol!

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To make this card I applied the embossing paste on the card using a stencil by Tim Holtz. The texture and dimension of the embossing paste add such lovely interest. I then added the strip of black card stock with the sentiment heat embossed in white. This sentiment is by Mudra Stamps. I love the font on the sentiment.

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I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

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

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAACards #127 Kindness

Hello There!

“If you can be anything in this world, Be Kind”

Kindness is our theme this fornight at AAACards.

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Here’s my card

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I just fell in love with the “Kindness” stamp set by winne and walters. It has such beautiful sentiments and designs. The trees with hearts growing on them seemed perfect for this challenge. So I first stamped the trees and colored them loosely with water colors. After the colors dried i fussy cut the trees and adhered them on the card front with foam tape for some dimension. I had added some wink of stella for golden shine on the hearts. Too bad my photos don’t capture the shimmer.
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For the sentiment i went with the big bold “kindness” and added a strip of black with the secondary sentiment heat embossed on it in white. For added interest i changed the orientation of the sentiment on this card. Something different! To finish the card
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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.
CAS def 2017

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!)

 

Always remember  to be kind to yourself!

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

Hugs

Bharati

 

Halloween tag card

Hi there,

A quick hello to you!

Squeezed in a little time for just one card. Less definitely is more in times like these. So, made this CAS tag card with Halloween theme.

Although, we in India don’t celebrate Halloween, but I have come to like it a lot. One of the perks of card making and being a part of an international community of crafters is that one gets to celebrate all festivals.

I hope you liked my card and the tag that’s on it. Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section.

I am playing with less is more challenge where the theme is tags.

Happy hugs

Bharati

CASology – Scary

Hi There!

It’s the time of the year when Halloween is celebrated in many countries around the world. The next cue word for the challenge at CASology is – ‘SCARY’.

We don’t celebrate Halloween in India, but my son and i wanna try carving a pumpkin this year just for fun.

Here’s my card

This one was very simple once i stamped and colored the pumpkin.  Initially i was thinking of having the pumpkin on a white card front with inked background. Later i changed my mind looking how well the colored pumpkin pops on a black background.

I hope my card inspires you to join us at CASology and gets you to crafting. Do  play along with us, just remember to keep it CAS. The following CAS guidelines should be of help when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

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

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word. Do let me know how you like this card by leaving me comments. I love to read them and i appreciate your time on my blog a lot.

Happy Crafting ! Happy Halloween !

Hugs

Bharati

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.
CAS def 2017

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