Sunday, February 23, 2014

An Accordion Fold card! :)

Hi friends,
Today, sharing with you all an Accordion fold card which I have made for my inspiration post at Lulupu where our current challenge #26 is 'Try something New' .I have tried this fold card for the very first time and here's how it looks :                                                            
Here is how it looks when it is opened fully :
A look at some of the inside pages :

I have made a co-ordinating box to keep this card in. Here's a look at it :

This card opens up to 4 inches by 18 inches and I have embellished the front of the card with handmade flowers made using Joy! Crafts flower dies and colored them using Distress inks. Have also used Spellbinder's dies to layer my die-cuts. The corner, the border die are all from Spellbinder's. Unfortunately, don't know the name for this die as it is now, discontinued :( My box measure 51/2 inches by 1/2 inches and there's ample space inside for the card and the ribbon bow on the side. I have created the window using Spellbinder's Square dies and then placed a acetate sheet below the scalloped square.
 I am entering this card in Brenda's 5th Blogoversary Celebration .I would like to mention here that my all time favorite craft items to work with are definitely my Distress inks and my flower dies. I almost always make my own flowers and color them using distress inks :)

Supplies used :
Pattern papers - Prime Rondelle Collection and Prime Romance Novel paper pad.
Embossing folder Provocraft/Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Punches -Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch.
Dies  - Spellbinder's Fluer De lis Square die,  Sags Ironworks Motif Scalloped Squares die, Joy! Crafts Flower dies, Spellbinder's Leaf Foliage die, Cheery Lynn Olive Branches die.
Inks - Distress inks -Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Stamps - Inspired by Stamping Small Fancy Labels 18,  Micia Hello Girl stamp set.
Kaisercraft Pink flowers, Daisy flowers, Pearls.
Challenges entered :
PPS -All about Love
Itsy Bitsy -Say it with Roses
Allsorts -Ladies Day
Inkspirational Challenge -Bingo (Shaped card, Ribbon or lace, Punches or Dies)
The Card Concept -I have chosen the style Shabby Chic.
Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest - I have used the Inspired by Stamping Small Fancy Labels 18

Hope you all like my card. Please do leave me your comments/ suggestions. I love to hear from you! :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

'I have you in my heart' :)

Hi friends,
Before I share my card with you today, wanted to take a moment to Thank you all so so much for all your wishes and encouragement on my last sneak peek post as well as on the Lulupu blog! I really appreciate all the support that you give me and encourage me with your kind words and I dedicate today's card to all of you who regularly drop by my blog and always leave me some love :)

So, here is a full reveal for my card, that I share on the Lulupu blog as well :

I have shared the details about my card on the Lulupu blog, so for those of you who want to check up on it, you can check it out HERE!
I really love using the Cheery Lynn Gardenia die a lot! Though, I have still not explored all the possibilities with it, you will be kind of seeing these flowers a lot in my coming posts. I am that much in LOVE with it :D

Supplies used :
Patterned Papers : 
Best of K &Company Paper pad.
Cosmo Cricket
Dies :
Cheery Lynn Gardenia strip die, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Corners Lace Deco (F)
Ironwork Motifs Scalloped ovals die, Ironwork Motifs oval die
Memory Box Fresh Foliage die, Memory Box Nestled bird, Memory Box iron Wrought Gate die.
Punches :
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly punch.
Hero Arts All Occasion messages stamp set.

Challenges entered :
Cheery Lynn Designs -Add a Flourish
Crafty Creations -For the birds.
Divas by Design -Diecuts
Stamping Sensations - Wings, Fantasy and Fiction ( I have gone with Wings : I have birds as well as butterflies)
ABC Challenge - E is for Embellish

Hope you all like my card. Please leave me your comments/suggestions and have a good day everyone!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Some Happy News :)

Hi Friends ,
I  am so glad to let you all know that I am a Design team member for Lulupu :) And, my first post for the current challenge #25 Oh -so- lovely  has just gone live and I would love it if you would drop in there and leave me some love:)  Pretty Please :) But, before you go, here's a sneak peek of what I have created :)

                                        So, do drop in here :D