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

 

 

 

Fall Floral card

Hi There!

I am so happy you are joining me today! Today i am sharing a fall card with floral and leaves theme.

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I actually love quilling in addition to stamping. So these stamps by Newton’s Nook with quilled flowers is like having best of both worlds!! Lol!

 

 

To make this card, i first inked a white card stock with distress inks in fall colors using the leaves stencil by Newton’s Nook. After the distress inks dried completely, keeping the stencil in the same position I then covered the inked area with versamark (transparent) ink. I removed the stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to lock the fall colors on the leaves. I then inked the panel with green distress ink. The whole panel popped with wonderful vibrant fall colors and i loved the results so much. I also stamped the quilled flowers & leaves and colored them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut the images and added finishing touches with Nuvo glitter drops.

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Once all the elements were ready i assembled my card. The i adhered the flowers such that they have some dimension since i wish to hand the card to the recipient myself.

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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:

Inky paws challenge : The colors are inspired by the Inky paws color challenge #82 and actually the card design is inspired by an older sketch by the same challenge.

Patties creations challenge: # 151 – Autumn Theme

Crafty calendar challenge #Autumn

Craft-dee bowz # October Challenge – Add a bow : My project has a twine bow

crafteezee-shop # October Challenge – Leaves

creative with stamps challenge – Leaves

Daisy chain challenge # 24 – Autumn Fall 

Have a great day!

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

Birthday Tweets

Hello There!

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I just got time to play with these lovely birds stamps by MFT that I had gotten a while ago. My card is inspired by the sketch challenge by MFT.

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To make this card first inked a stripe of white card stock with distress inks. I then applied some embossing paste with a stencil to create a bit of interest on the inked panel. For the focal point I stamped and colored the image with copic colors. I added a googly eye and glossy accents on the beak and flowers.

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To finish the card i added the sentiment from the same stampset on black die cut stripe with white embossing powder.

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I really hope you liked my card. Do let me know what you think about it by leaving me a comment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

Always Happy Birthday – # October Challenge – Birthday Card

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a tweet day!

Bharati

Watercolors – CAS Flower card

Tried my hands on watercolors with one of my favorite flower stamps. This stamp is from altenew beautiful day stampset.

To make this card I first stamped the flower n leaves on a water color card stock with versafine onyx black ink. I then colored the images with water colors. After the images dried I die cut the images with coordinating dies and stuck them on my card front. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a black card stock n stuck in place. To finish the card I added the black, blue and violet mats and stuck everything on a card base.

Hope you like this clean n simple water colored flower card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Entering this card into :

Always fun challenges- #31 water colors

That’s crafty challenge – Forever more Floral

Cupcakes inspiration challenge # 430

The flower Challenge #CAS Flowers

Crafty Creations challenge #353

Autumn Wreath

This card was made in less than 5 mins. The fastest one so far.  Of course , i had all the supplies out on my desk, including the matting card stock and card base ready to go.

First I die cut some watercolor card stock using a rectangle die. Then using a bangle and a pencil i drew a very light circle.

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I used the Hero Arts Flower Garden stamp set which has these cute and adorable images of flowers and leaves. I stamped some of those following the pencil circle as a guide and colored in with distress inks and water. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment with spiced marmalade distress ink and matted the panel using a black and orange card stock.

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The most fun thing about making this card was that it one layer, easy to make and fast to execute. I did make 6 more cards with the same design and using different colors.

The colors and theme for the card are inspired by a couple of challenges that i am linking this card to:

I hope you liked my quick card.  Do let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

PS: Don’t forget to erase the pencil line after the inks have completely dried.

 

Cups of Succulents

I just love succulents in cute pots and cups. They make excellent gifts as well. Today I am also sharing a picture of my indoor garden.

I am entering this card to a few challenges:

With the colors yellow, red n green I am playing along with Cupcake inspirations challenge # 422

I loved coloring the images with copics. I wanted to pop up the images for some dimension so fussy cut right next to the stamped line. I used an exato knife to cut between the leaves. With all those marks made by my hands I am playing along with Alphabet Challenge -M for Make Your Mark

 

This set by Simon Says Stamp is one my all time favorites as is goes with all occasions n the plants that I love to gift. I am entering the card to SSS Wednesday Challengeas it’s about stamping with Simon Says Stamp products.

Thank you for dropping by.

Do give me your feedback by leaving me comments.

Have a great day!