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

 

CASology #Compliment

Hi There

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

The cue word is Compliment

Here’s my take

For this card I heat embossed the card using different embossing powders.

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.

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

Clean and simple on Sunday : Challenge #145 Make a card to brighten someone’s day. I really hope those compliments on the card are perfect to brighten someone’s day.

 

Happy Crafting !

Hugs

Bharati

Pattie’s Creations Challenge # Birthday

Hello There!

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I am so excited to share my great news of joining the Design Team of Pattie’s Creations Challenge. This a theme based challenge with many wonderful prizes and  showcases.  Pattie Gomez, the challenge coordinator is an amazing illustrator as well as designer who has a range of digital stamps to offer. I am so happy to join her and the talented design team at Pattie’s creations. Thank you ladies for having me on board.

The Theme for November 2018 is – “BIRTHDAY”

Here’s my card using the “Pattieboop Original Stamp” . Well i wanted to start with this classic Pattie boop image as i just fell in love with her the moment i saw her. Let me introduce to you Pattie boop, if you haven’t met her yet.

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IMG_6744.JPGPattieboop is an 11 year old girl who is very opinionated. She was created by Pattie Gomez on September 7, 2009. Pattieboop is an average 11 year old and she loves dressing up. She is very petite in nature but stands tall because her mother always told her that “If you stand tall you will one day become someone important”. Pattieboop always remembers her mother’s words and makes sure she is noticed.

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Pattieboop has a favorite pet named Allie. Allie is a slender black cat and loves playing and spending time with Pattieboop. Allie spends most of her days napping and her nights are spent getting in to mischief… Allie loves to act with Pattieboop and you will see them in some very funny situations.

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For this card, I first Colored the adorable Pattieboop with copic markers and fussy cut her. Her hands where behind and to make her look even more adorable, i gave her two  inked die cut balloons to hold for the Birthday Party. Then i adhered the images and the Happy Birthday die cut sentiment on a vellum sheet. I later adhered the vellum on to a patter paper that had colorful sentiment all over. Vellum works great to subtly cover the background to allow focus on the focal image.

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I hope my card inspires you to playing with us and share your lovely birthday cards. REMEMBER, if you use one of Pattie’s images you get an extra entry to the challenge… Just make sure to please give her the credit for the images. Have Fun!!!

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You can  check out the digital stamps by Pattie’s Creations  by clicking on the links below:

Please check out the amazing inspiration that the talented and creative design team has for you:

Can’t wait to see your creative take on lovely theme. 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

 

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

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.
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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. 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