Hello There !

Welcome to the another amazing challenge at AAACards. The challenge format now has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.

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Here’s My Card with the theme and the twist

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Masking is one of the best techniques to create a CAS card and to cluster images on a card. To make this card i used masking tape as well as masking paper, inks by tubby craft and stampset by CAS-ual Fridays.

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I first stamped the image in shades of pink using inks by Tubby craft and then masked it completely before stamping the image in shades of blue inks by Tubby Craft. I then masked both the images and used a masking tape before i inked the lower part of the card front.

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I finally stamped the sentiment from the stampset and adhered the card front to a soft pink card base.

We have CAS-ual Fridays sponsoring this challenge and you have a chance to win $25 gift certificate by CAS-ual Fridays. Do visit their lovely store with amazing creations.

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.
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Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you.

We have with us Julie B who is our Guest Designer for the forthnight

Design Team

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

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

Hugs

Bharati

AAACards #131 – Sketch + Pastel

Hello There and Happy New Year !

Welcome to the first challenge on 2019 at AAACards. The challenge format this year has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.

Please note that the Sketch can be rotated or flipped as per your choice.

Here’s My Card

I think this sketch is the best recipe for CAS cards and to highlight the sentiments of the card. I made a couple of these for my office. I was easy and simple.

We have Happy Little Stampers sponsoring this challenge and this amazing stampset is up for grabs

Sponsor : HLS Smile stamp set

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!)
 
 

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

Hugs

Bharati

Casology #Fresh

Hello there!

Wish you a very happy new year!! Fresh new year and fresh new challenge! The cue word for this week is Fresh!

Fresh Coffee is what came to my mind and when i saw the cue word. so here’s my card:

 

I fell in love with the sentiment the moment i saw .

Hope you all have a great year ahead and lots of fun coffee sessions with the best of your friends

I am entering a couple of challenges with this card:

a 2 z scrapbooking challenge

a bit more time to craft

A perfect time to craft

All dressedup challenges

Classic design team challenge

Cards galore challenges

Creatalicious challenges

Love to craft challenge blog

World wide open design team challenge

 

Hugs ! Happy crafting!

Bharati

AAACards #130 Three of Something

Hi There!

3 of something

Here’s My Card

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For this card i tried out some coloring with pencils . I must say, i really enjoyed playing with prisma color pencils.

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Once the coloring was done I first used a rectangular die with a wonky border to create a card front. Then i heat embossed the  sentiment onto it in black.

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I then adhered the fussy cut colored image of the birdies with foam squares for some dimension. I finally adhered the card panel to a black card base 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!)

 

I am playing along with the following challenges with this card:

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

Hugs

Bharati

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

 

 

 

AAACards #128 On the Move

Hello There!

Our theme today is on the move

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Here’s my card showcasing the stamp set by Happy Little Stampers.

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I absolutely enjoyed playing with this amazing stamp set by Happy Little Stampers that Kelly sent me. The whimsical friends are adorable and swirly sentiments are fun

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