CASology #Glass

Hi there!

Thank you for joining me for the next challenge at CASology and the cue word is “Glass”

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Here’s my take

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Many ideas popped in my head – stain glass effect, beer glass, other cocktail glasses, glass window, snow globe, reading glasses…

I decided to raise my glass to my lil sis, who is traveling beautiful places around the world and enjoying the best in life.

What’s your take? 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

Forever Grateful

Hi There!

I am thankful for a lot of things in my life, my parents, loving sis, caring husband, family, friends and most of all our super adorable son. I am truly blessed to have a stable job and to have found my calling i.e. crafting  – Handmade Happiness.

But every once in a while life throws a curve ball and you got to deal with it. Recently, I had such a situation and thanks to a very loving friend, whom i absolutely admire, i could hit this curve ball right out of the park! I knew fell down hard, but thanks to my dear friend, i got myself up feeling more powerful and beautiful from within. Thank you dear friend and this card is especially for you. I am forever Grateful to you and our friendship.

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Here’s To make this card i first stamped and colored the center cut floral stamp by Simon Say stamp. After fussy cutting the image, I then covered the colored portion with glossy accents for added texture and dimension.

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Once the focal image was ready, before adhering it with foam squares i stencilled the background in soft grey color.

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I then added the strip of black fish cut card stock with the sentiment heat embossed in white.

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Finally to finish the card, i adhered the card onto a grey card base and added clear sequin.

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I enjoyed making this card, as i was filled with an overwhelming feeling of gratefulness towards my friend and all the while i was making this card, i was only thinking about her. Using the colors i thought she would like, enjoying the whole experience of making something from my heart for a loved one.

I share my story, mostly to encourage/inspire anyone who is reading this, not to shy away from seeking help of friends. Not to suffer or deal with the life alone. It’s surprising how a chat / drive with a friend, can make life more wonderful.

I love reading your comments and greatly appreciate your time on my blog. Do let me know your thoughts.

I am playing with a couple of challenges with this card:

SSS Monday Challenge – Thanks 

Daily marker 30 day challenge

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – November – Thank you card

all sorts challenge – Week # 493 colour red

dragon fly journeys Challenge # 129 Thanks & Giving

Artistic inspirations challenges challenge#209 – Anything Goes

Crafting from the heart – challenge# 228 – Anything Goes

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

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 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

Guest Design Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Flowers

Hello There,

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I am very excited and greatly honored to play along with  Paru’s Card Making Challenge as Guest Designer for the month of April with Flower challenge  to welcome spring. Many thanks to Ms. Paru  for having me over.

I have two projects that i want to share with you all – a spring flower theme card & a floral thank you tag.

1st Project : 

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My first project is a card inspired by my dear friend Sanjeevini, who has a very happy and cheerful personality and who loves flowers and bursts of colors.

To make this card I started with heat embossing, in white, the flowers and leaves from the stamp set ‘More spring flowers’ by Simon Says Stamp. I then added distress ink to each image using finger dabbers and fussy cut them. While adding the ink, mixing two of more colors to get a gradient look always works. I then took another white card piece and heat embossed the sentiment in white before ink blending the panel. The white heat embossed sentiment goes with the white outline and the dash line on the images. I then die cut a rectangular white card panel and then cut a oval window through it. I then adhered the leaves and flowers on the white window panel with tape. I also used foam squares in few places for dimension. I then adhered the window panel with the images using foam tape on to the ink blended card stock with the sentiment. I finished the card by adding a few sequen and adhering the whole card front to a deep green card base. 

Apart from the colourful look  I love how a portion of the leaves is inside the window and few leave pop out of the card from the top and bottom of the card.

2nd Project :

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I really had a ton of fun making my second project which is a thank you tag.

I started with smooshing distress oxide inks on my craft mat and spraying some water. I then pressed my tag onto the ink. I repeated this process several times till I was happy with the results. Building layers of colour each time by adding ink, splattering water and drying between the layers. I then added interest by stamping some scripty font in black ink and the stamp i used is by Hero Arts and its called ‘Old French writing’. To add more interest i stamped randomly pattern from Bo Bunny’s  rough-it-up stamp set using spiced marmalade distress ink. I also added an image of a swirly ribbon in black ink from Inbetweenies stamp set by  Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions. To add some texture to the tag i applied some embossing paste using a stencil by Tim Holtz. I was gifting a pack of beautiful flowers by Prima that I was hording since long and finally found place this tag. Before adhering the  flowers and the word die cut in black by Mudra Stamps, i did add few splatters of black ink with a thin brush. Then all that was left to do was to tie a white ribbon on the tag.

As you  can see I played with a lot of crafty goodies while making this tag and therefore enjoyed the whole process.

The theme for the month – Flowers has many beautiful possibilities and I hope my projects inspire you to play along at Paru’s Card Making Challenge. Thank you Ms. Paru for the wonderful opportunity!

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May your spring be filled with colorful flowers and crafts.

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards #108 All You Need Is Love

Hello There,

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It’s the month of valentine’s day and all you need is love. That’s exactly the challenge at AAA Cards this fortnight. Here’s my take on the challenge.

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SXES4219For this card, I first cut the cluster of hearts using the ‘clipping hearts’ die by Simon Says Stamp from a deep red card stock and then from my white card front. I then in laid the red hearts into the white card front, that fit right into the gap.

For the sentiment I die cut 3 times the word love using the ‘hey love’ word die by Simon Says Stamp.

Then all that was left was to adhere the finished card front to a card base that matched the color of hearts. I really resisted adding clear sequin to this card to keep it really simple.

I hope my card 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 and the two guest designers Bev and Sue who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

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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 is Uniko  and the winner will be presented with an in stock stamp set. Yey!

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!

Hugs

Bharati

 

Kindness – Guest Designer at CASology

Hi there,

I am playing along as the Guest Designer at CASology Challenge this week and I am on cloud nine. CASology is one of the challenges where my work has been acknowledged on several occasions by the talented DT members and i am forever grateful for their constant encouragement and support.

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The cue word this week is Kindness. The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the CAS guidelines from their website.

So here’s my take on the cue word – A bit of dimension, glitter and gloss make a CAS card extra beautiful against the white space. I feel being kind is supper cool and hence i went with cool colors. Also to match the word difference in the sentiment i went with a  unique die cut pieces.

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The clean and simple way of making a card always highlights the message and the feeling of happiness / kindness that we show each other by giving handmade cards and items.  This is the perfect opportunity to spread some kindness around.  Thank and acknowledge others for their kindness.

 

I hope my card inspires you to play along CASology challenge and gets you crafting to spread kindness around. Do visit their blog for more inspiration from the super talented Design Team. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at CASology for the honor.

Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them.