Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Valentine Birdhouse! :)..

Hi friends,
Today sharing with you all a birdhouse which I have made as an inspiration for Crafter's Corner #  4-"Anything but a Card or Lo "...Please check out my post in the Crafters Corner Blog HERE...And here's a look at what I have made :)

And another view :-

And a close-up of  the sentiment  which I have placed inside the birdhouse :-


I have made this birdhouse using a template which I found from Pinterest...And since I do not have any heart die I have hand cut the central heart using an Exacto Knife & paper- pieced the cute little birdie from DCWV Pattern Paper (Itsy Bitsy) ..
This birdhouse was quite easy to make once all the pieces from the template are cut out...The tough part for me was in embellishing it..So many ideas were running through my mind that I could not decide on any particular one..              
Can you see that small heart charm below the bird...Thats recycled from an old keychain I had..Isn't that so pretty..? ;)..And all my leaves are die cut from old wedding cards as I really like the thickness of the papers & the look they give when they are embossed & distressed using inks..!!

For those of you who are interested in the template ...You can check it out Here ...Its from Papercraft Inspiration blog & they have many more freebies templates and other downloads too!...I am sure you will love it ..Do check it out! :)

Supplies Used :-
Pattern Paper- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Martha Stewart Doily punch - (Crafter's Corner)
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches- (Crafter's Corner)
Memory Box Tessatina Border & Catalina Border- (Bought from Mansi)
Distress Inks :Tim Holtz Broken China ,Shabby Shutters & Vintage Photo (Crafter's Corner)....Used the Koi Brush & Distress Inks to color the Leaves & the Flowers in the foliage .
Flowers -Handmade using Punch Bunch Plum Blossom (Crafter's Corner)
Sentiment -Studio Calico Alphabet Stickers (Bought from Ujjwal)
Bird -Paper Pieced from DCWV Pattern Paper (Itsy Bitsy) ,Butterfly -Itsy Bitsy
Charm & Pearls -Stash
Challenges Entered :-
Lessology- You are my sweetheart (Have used old wedding cards to die cut the leaves & foliage & the charm is from an old broken  keychain)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge -Valentine or love .
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for ( I think for me its definitely my hand made roses as I love creating flowers from punches as I have done on this project too !!)
Little Scrap Pieces- Use a flower
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge -Punch it (The flowers are made from Punch & the MS Border lace is punched)

Hope you all like my work ...Please do  leave me your Comments /Suggestion's
Have a Nice Day everyone :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Be Mine! :)

Hi friends,
Today I am sharing a card made with the sweet lil' Tilda with Peony Tails....I have just recently started working with the Tilda stamps and having quite a bit of fun using it!..I have colored with my image with Steadler Water -color pencils & used the Koi Water Brush which I got from Crafter's Corner along with my Tilda stamp :)..As this is my first time working with a water brush I am still learning the right way to use it ...But I have to say that online tutorials have been a big help..!!...So without further ado...Here's a look at my card :-

 And just because I can't resist a side view of the card :)

 Supplies used :-
Base CS- Fabriano Elle Erre!
Pattern Paper- W & M Papers
Magnolia Tilda -Crafter's Corner
Dies : Itsy Bitsy Fancy Venetian
         Memory Box Tessatina Border (The net effect)-Bought from Mansi's Store  
         Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish & Exotic Butterflies (Small)        
Mulberry Rose -Crafter's Corner
Small mulberry roses (Red) -RAK from Snehal
Punches : Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
                Medium Heart Punch -Jef
Sentiment -Krafter's Kart
Inks :Versafine Onyx Black -Crafter's Corner
        Memento Lilac Posies -Bought from Varshitha
        Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Challenges Entered :-
Lulupu -Love is in the Air (Honourable Mention)
Magnolia Down Under- Flowers
Penny Black and more -Love is in the air
Divas by Design -Girly
ABC Challenge -F for favorite Tilda Stamp (Tilda with Peony Tails)

Hope you all like my card ...Do leave me your comments /suggestions...I really appreciate it .
Have a nice day everyone!                                                                             

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mini Treat box.

Hi Friends I am sharing with you all a Mini treat box I have made for my inspiration at the Crafter's Corner blog where I have even shared the tutorial for it Please do Check it our Here...A look at My mini treat box First :


And a close up of the lid :-

I have punched the small flowers & colored them using the Festive Berries Distress Ink ...The die cut heart is also colored using this...The leaves are die cut & distressed  using Shabby Shutters...All the punched elements & the die cuts are cut using old wedding invitations!                                            
Supplies used for this BOX :-
Base CS -Stash
Lid is made using DCWV Garden Party Stack Pattern paper. -Crafter's Corner
The Die for the lid & the tag -Itsy Bitsy
Mulberry flower & leaves- Crafter's Corner
Red heart & small flowers -Colored using Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink -Crafter's Corner
Leaves & foliage -Colored using Memento Bamboo Levaes & Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish -Priya's Store
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches- Crafter's Corner
Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) -Crafter's Corner
Alphas & small hearts -Simple Stories
Small flowers -Jef

Challenges Entered :-
Lessology -You are my sweetheart (I have recycled old wedding cards to die cut & punch the flowers & leaves) (Made it to Top 3)
Make My Monday -Die cut/Punches 
All sorts Challenge blog :Die cuts /punches
Delightful challenges : Add a heart 

Hope you all like my Treat Box ...Please do leave me your comments/Suggestions I really appreciate them :)
Have a nice day everyone !

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fascinating Friday Feature :)

Hi Friends,
Our Fascinating Friday Feature for this week is the very Talented crafter and artist Priya Sivaraj...Many of  the Indian bloggers are familiar with her work as well as her online store and blog  Color conception ...but for those of you who are new to her work please do check out her blog for some amazing creations and tutorials which she very generously shares ...and whats more if you drop by the Paperie design studio today you will get to know a little more about her and her creative process through her interview do drop by and share some love :)


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tilda on a purse! :)

Hi friends,
Today I am sharing with you all a purse I have made for my inspiration post at Crafter's corner Blog!...Where our challenge this month is 'Anything but a Card or Lo "...And here's a look at what I have made :-

And a side view of it :-

 A look at my handle :-

 A close up of my flowers :-

I have colored the Tilda using Steadler color pencils & used Koi Water Brush available at Crafter's Corner & stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink..This is an archival ink which is really fast -drying & it does not bleed when we use water-colors along with it!....The Koi brush is so easy to use &works very well with water -color pencils & all mediums...I have created my Bg using the new Memory Box die I bought from Mansi's store ...Its called Tessatina Border!...And I  simply love this :)....Dosen't it make a gorgeous Bg??

Supplies used :-

Tilda with Peony Tails -Crafter's Corner
Coloring done using Koi Water Brush (Crafter's Corner)
Image stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink (Crafter's Corner)
Sentiment -Krafter's Kart
Lattice Bg -Memory Box Tessatina border die (Bought from Mansi)
Flowers- Handmade using Punch Bunch Daisy punches (Small ,medium & large )& colored using Distress Inks Mustard Seed & Tumbled Glass (Crafter's Corner)
Green flourishes on the corner -Cheery Lynn Butterfly out (Crafter's Corner)
Small blue flowers -Punch Bunch Hydra Cluster (Crafter's Corner)
Handle made using MS doily lace punch & distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink..(Crafter's Corner)
Pearls & bards -Stash

Challenges Entered :
Crafty Creations -Something new (Have used new Memory Box die & Tilda stamp)
Inky impressions -Add a sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - Shiny & new -(New stamp & dies)
Created with love- Anything but a card
Whoopsi Daisy -Die cuts & punches
Incy Wincy -Something new (Have used new Memory Box die & Tilda stamp)

Hope you all like my purse..Please leave your valuable comments...Would love to hear what you think! :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Crafter's Corner # 4 -Framed! :)

Hi everyone,
I am sharing with you all a frame which I made as an inspiration  for Crafter's Corner# 4 which is "Anything but a Card or Lo"..!!..So here's a look at my frame first :-

And here's a close up of the flowers :-

This frame is a local buy & had been in my stash for quite some time..!..And when I heard the theme for this time's challenge set by Mallika I was happy to use it finally..!!..I have used My Distress inks to color ALL the Leaves & the Flourishes I have used in this frame & also I have slightly colored the corners & the small Pinwheel Flowers using Distress inks...These inks are really awesome!...They get absorbed in the paper so easily & after they dry out the color that they leave behind is so beautiful!..So if ever you don't have any particular color CS then you can always use your Distress inks to color your paper :)

Supplies Used :-
Red Flower made using Punch Bunch Pear Punch (Crafter's Corner)
Sunflowers made using Punch Bunch Sunflower Punch (Crafter's Corner)
The Brown Centre of the Sunflowers is made using Punch Bunch Hyrda Cluster (Crafter's Corner)
Punch Bunch Pinwheel Punch (Crafter's Corner)
Punch Bunch Birch Leaf (Crafter's Corner)
Dies used :-
=> Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish 
=>Cheery Lynn Olive Branches (Crafter's Corner)
=>Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Decos (Crafter's Corner)
=>Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) (Crafter's Corner)
All the leaves & Flourish are distressed using Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters & the Pinwheels are distressed using Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Inks..(Crafter's Corner)
Pearls- Stash

Challenges Entered :-
Cheery Lynn-Friends/Friendship (This frame would make a perfect gift for a  friend) (Winner!)
2 Sisters :Anything but a card
C.R.A.F.T -Not a card (Winner!)
Use it Tuesday -Use something Hoarded (The punches are  hoarded )
Artistic Inspirations -Anything Goes

Hope you all like my Frame...Do drop in your comments...Would love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone :)
And wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2013 ...Hope you all have loads of fun & creativity ahead! :)