Altered Box

Altered Box
Hi friends I love to make utility items for my home and this is a broken acrylic box I dressed up to function as a catch all .

Handmade Paper Rose
I made the rose in shades of pink and purple. The leaves were made  nearly 10  yrs back!...hehe yes in this 2013 blogpost  : Leaf Tutorial

Handmade Lace

The gorgeous lace you see is handmade! Yes...made at home using modelling paste,glue and a silicon mould. 

Leafy Border
I am on a mission to use up paper these days and I had just a snippet of the striped green paper left after covering the sides of the box .So instead of saving it as scarp ...die cut leaves and used it to create a leafy border .
Supplies used: Dies :  Leaf : Little Birdie, Marianne,Dee's Distinctively Berry Sprigs;Paper : Papericious,Dress my craft; Silicon mould : Crafters Corner


Graduation Photo Framed

Graduation Photo Framed

Hi friends, I started this blog in 2010 to chronicle the various school projects and crafts I made with or for my little one . Many of you have seen her on my blog  and literally seen her grow up over the years. So this is a very special blogpost as I am sharing a frame I made to commemorate my little girl graduating 10th standard [equivalent to O levels]. Not only did she graduate  with flying colours but her school honoured her by presenting her with an award for excellence in academics over the  whole 10 year period.
Handmade Flowers
I framed her photo with lots of handmade roses inked, sponged and sprayed with a medley of colours to match the colours of my daughter's saree [ our traditional Indian dress]

Handmade Flowers
I used a variety of materials including paper, foam, sospeso and shrink plastic to make the flowers and leaves.

Handmade Flowers

The roses are made from very thick card stock to hold their shape well so they were quite time consuming to make.The foam flower was quick and easy to make.Here is the link for the foamiran flower tutoria
Handmade Flowers
The heart shaped base is made of MDF. It was given a coating of gesso and I decoupaged it before adding all the flowers and leaves.

Graduation Photo Framed
I hope you liked this project and Thank you for dropping by and supporting!
Supplies used: Sospeso,Foamiran,Shrink Plastic, Resin Frame-all from Crafters Corner. Butterflies, Foliage Dies: Little Birdie

This project was  chosen as a Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Theme Flowers. How Thrilling and Thank you so much !


Easy 4 Panel Pop Up Card

Pop Up Card
Thanks to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge I found a new card fold to play with! This is such a perfect design to use up pattern paper. In fact I didnt even use cardstock to make this card as I could get a sturdy card by sticking 2 pattern papers back to  back. [The polka dot background paper was fairly thick]
Pop Up Card
My background paper has purple polka dots which were widely spaced so I spruced it up by using a sharpie to  add more purple dots ! For a more cohesive look I also added purple dots on the fussy cut pop up flowers !

Pop Up Card

This card fold is perfect to make simple pop ups as you have two hinges to add pop ups to! I cut the flowers from pattern paper and in the picture below you can see how I created the tabs for the pop up using the paper design itself.

Pop Up Card

And here is the back with more dots galore and the same colour scheme of rose, purple,green and straw. All the gorgeous butterflies you see in this card were ones I had won in Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge many moons back.....they are my favourite !Thank you Mrs A for your generosity .
Pop Up Card

Supplies used: Dies :  Crafters Companion Blossoming Borders, Martha Stewart Punch. Pattern Paper : Little Birdie Watercolour floral ballet.
Linking to  
1.Butterfly Challenge  .I have used all elements of the wheel:   4 Panel Card shape  , Theme: Flowers, Colours : Forest Green, Flax[straw] , French Rose,Fuschia [purple] and Butterflies
2. All Sorts Challenge week 712...I have used pattern paper with dots and also added lots of dots with a sharpie.


Handmade Gift Set

Hi friends....sharing a handmade gift set I made for a friend from my medical college days .She loves the colour purple and Mrs A's Butterfly challenge gave me the impetus to make this project. It's a fridge magnet mutli purpose holder similar to the one I had shared earlier in this post : Multipurpose Holder

Roses are handmade and I had fun adding foliage ,crystals and pollen filers.

Here is how the holder looks from atop...it is spacious enough to hold a notebook, pens, bills etc. The holder is made of several layers of thick cardstock and foam and I added strong magnets on the back to hold some amount of weight.

I also made a matching shaker notebook with my friend's monogram "S" and  bookmarks .

Hope you like this handmade gift idea.
Linking to  
1. Butterfly Challenge  . I am entering this Multipurpose Holder  in Category 1  :Any project + Colours : Forest Green and Fuchsia[ Purple ]+ Butterflies


Four Panel Pop Up Card


Its been so long since I participated in challenges.......Mrs A's Butterfly challenge is one of my favourites I love butterflies and the fun add on themes she urges us to use to spur your creativity on!

4 Panel Card
I made a 4 Panel Card with butterflies galore. The butterflies were made using one of my oldest craft supplies-- a Sizzix stamp and die set.

I added simple pop up mechanism on the card folds and made the butterflies dangle! And here is how my rose garden looks with a garden gate and fluttering butterflies!
And here is the back side..with beautiful roses.
Linking to  
1. Butterfly Challenge  . I am entering this card in Category 2 using  4 Panel Card shape  , Theme: Flowers, Colours : Forest Green, Flax and French Rose and Butterflies
2.   Darnell's NBUS challenge. NBUS item is the Elegant Swirl Gateway die from Heartfelt Creations


Love Mini Album

Hi friends.. sharing a romantic Card- Mini Album  using  the word LOVE .

I used the   "Love"  word die set from Crealies . I used glitter foam and pretty paper  to make the  word stand out!  I stamped a pattern paper with gears using red and used this pattern throughout my card/album.

The  flower on the  front of my album was made using   foam so it can be squished when the  album is laid open without crushing the  flower!

The    key and lock were made dimensional by layering golden die cuts atop 2 layers of foam and it turned out really cool!

Here is how it looks when you open the  front

Used   Golden glitter paste on all the  pages of the   album to give a subtle but lovely shimmering effect 

Here is how the  album looks when you open it further

And here is the  final view. You can add pictures inside the  red hearts and it will be such a romantic anniversary /wedding card/album.

I hope you liked this idea. 
Here is how the diecuts were laid before I built it into an album.

And here is the video 


Fridge Magnet Multipurpose Holder

Fridge Magnet

Hi crafty friends....I can't believe it has been more than a year since my last blogpost. Life was busy and though I did craft occasionally...I didn't have an inclination to  blog or be active on social media.I guess we all do go through such phases isn't it.

My project today is  something I made for my home......it is a multipurpose holder with magnets on the back to help attach it to the fridge door. It is roomy enough to hold bills,a notebook and pen .

Handmade Roses
My kitchen has a predominance of the colour red and  so my fridge magnet too had to be red! The foliage was made with Heartfelt creations stamps and dies. and the shiny flower was made with Shrink plastic.
Shrink Prink Flower
The paper rose and rose bud were made with dies and thick card stock.

Handmade Rose
I hope you like my project.Do comment so that I can drop by and visit you too. I sure do feel rusty to blog after so long!
Linking the  Darnell's NBUS challenge.NBUS item is the Gateway die from Heartfelt Creations

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