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

 

 

 

Fly in the Stars

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Well i did, a long time back when i saw this movie E.T. It was a super hit film and i am sure most of you must have seen it. The boy in movie, along with friend E.T (an extra terrestrial being) in the front basket, cycles and suddenly lifts off in the air and that scene was truly magical. As a kid i was filled with all kinds of wonder and wished i found a friend like E.T someday. For the next couple weeks (till the movie wore off its influence) though, i did cycle with my toys (a doll or a teddy) in the front basket. I cycled very fast and on slops and pretended i had found my E.T. and was flying with him. Oh! lovely childhood memories. Yup! I was and still am a bit crazy in a weird way, living in my own world and having fun.

So the card i am sharing has this scene inspired by the movie E.T, dedicated to dreamers everywhere with a spirit to fly.IMG_20170626_012245_717

I stamped and colored the images from Lawn Fawn – Bicycle built for you set and then used the coordinating dies to cut the images. I stuck the images together to built the scene on the cycle.

Then on a white card stock i stuck a circle masking paper before blending the distress inks. I then stenciled the modeling paste to get the look of a night sky. After the past was dry i peeled off the masking papers to reveal the moon. Then I stuck the boy on the cycle and all the other elements with foam squares. The sentiment from the same stamp set is embossed with white embossing powered on a black card stock.

I actually made this card for my nephew who is studying very hard for his exams and i wish him all the very best. I hope this card brings a smile on his face and helps him shoot for the stars!

I am entering this card to :

  1. Lawn Fawnatics – #12 Create a scene
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – It’s written in the stars
  3. Take time out challenges – # 92 Inspired by words challenge : Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Magical Stars

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Today I am sharing a card that i created for my lil sister. She has been a constant support in my life and made it truly Magical!

For this card i first masked the borders of the die cut water color card stock and then using distress inks, inked the background. I added drops of water with a brush and lift the water with a tissue  before i used a stencil and modelling paste for the stars. I then colored with copic markers and fussy cut the stamped images from MFT Magical Dragons stamp set. The sentiment is from the same stamp set which i heat embossed with white embossing powder on a black card stock strip. I poped the images and sentiment using foam squares. To finish the card i stuck some sequin and applied clear glitter on the sentiment panel. I really like the crisp borders that showed after the marking tape was peeled off.

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Stars with this card.

Stay Cool!

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This cute lil penguin seems to be on my dream holiday, on the beach under the tree with a cooler in its hand. Hmmm… somethings are still missing though – a hammock , a good book and a craft table by the side. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had a magical craft table and the moment we wanted to craft all we had to do was to snap our fingers and Abracadabra – your craft table is right in front of you. What do you Say?

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Whenever i make a beach card my soul floats back to GOA. I absolutely love that place, the sandy beaches, the cool lifestyle, the music, the food, the picturesque drives, Goan Homes, the people… All i want to do there is just Chill!
My dad was in the Indian Navy so all through my life i was lucky to have lived in various coastal places in India like – Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Port Blair … I have finally settled in Visakhapatnam, which is a coastal city in Andhra Pradesh. There is something mesmerizing about water; I just love being in it, be it the ocean, lake, river , swimming pool or just a tub. My son too has started enjoying in the water and loves to swim.

By the way i am playing along in a couple of challenges with this card :

Addicted to stamps Challenge #253 Holiday

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch #344

Simon Says Stamp Monday : Food and/or Drink

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 416 – Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I as much as I loved making this card, think i enjoyed the day dreaming more , LOL!

Here’s wishing a very happy weekend to all my crafty friends and fellow day dreamers!