Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Teddy Love..


Here is my second card with "Valentine - Love" theme.

I made a box kind of envelope for the card and added a washi tape of hearts..

I stamped using stencil made with heart paper puncher.Teddy bear and those heart balloons are made using Quilling technique.

I am entering my card to below challenges

1) Cup Cake Inspirations - Challenge 247 - Love
2) Papertake Weekly - Challenge - Anything goes
3) The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Second Week of "Love / Valentine"
4) Eureka Stamps -  Challenge #76 Hearts "Love is in the Air"
5) City Crafter Challenge  - Challenge- Love
6) SweetStamps Blog - Challenge 156 - Love
7) The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog - TPE237 - valentine's day
8) Stamp n Doodle - Challenge 6 - Love
9) Rhedd and Rosies Blog -  Challenge - Love is in the Air 
10)Simon Monday Challenge - We Love Stamps
11)Crafting By Designs - Challenge - Anything for Love Challenge
12) Lexi's Creations -  Challenge 109 - VALENTINES DAY / LOVE
13)Open-Minded Crafting Fun  - Challenge 3 - Show Some Love 
14)Pin and Tack  - Craft It Up with Pin & Tack: Arts & Crafts Challenge #3 - Hearts
15)Just B Creative Crazy - Challenge - February's Just Because Linky Party
16)Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
17)Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything goes
18)Delightful Challenges - Challenge - Love Notes
19)Crafting for all seasons - Challenge -  Show us some romance
20)Just Keep on Creating - Anything goes Challenge

I am entering this to Floral Fantasies 5th Blogaversary Celebration - I used my favourite quilling slotted tool to make all those Heart Balloons and teddy bear..

Hope you like my card..Please follow my blog if you like my creations and leave me your comments..

Until then keep crafting...

Bye for now.. :)

Monday, 10 February 2014

My first Quilling - Lord Ganesh


Thanks for all the comments on Hearts in a Heart . I am so excited and one more item is cooking up on my craft table.

Here is Eco Green - Lord Ganesh which is my first quilling one in my hands..I glued a magnet using hot glue gun and using it as a fridge magnet.

This was done using my favourite item - Quilling Slotted tool ( Love it as it is the one which inspired me to start quilling).


Hope you liked it and please let me know you comments...


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Sugar Cards Blog Anniversary Candy


Sugar Cards Blog is celebrating it's 3rd anniversary with a giveaway: Visit the blog for more details.

                                   one winner will be picked randomly on Valentine's day

  • paper smooches - zoo crew stamp set
  • lawn fawn - you got mail stamp set
  • the greeting farm - limited edition 80s anya stamp
  • the greeting farm - retired hope and grace sing stamp
  • craft concepts - embossing folder - garden swirl
  • studio g - adhesive foam dots
  • 3 - k & company accessories
  • michaels - craft tags
  • over 50 sheets of 6x6 recollections papers (all colours of the rainbow)
  • and other surprises in the box =)

Signing Off...
Anjali .. :)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Hearts in a Heart..

Hello Dear Friends,

Here I am with my latest card made for Valentine's Day..Although this is not my first greeting card , I still feel this is my first one made more professionally.. 

This card is made mainly using quilling ( One of my fav ) ,a handwritten sentiment ,some little stamping and fancy cuts.

Here is my card

I used a white card stock for making this card as red and pink looks amazing on white..I made a Big Heart with many small hearts using quilling and stamped some hearts with my new Archival ink that I brought. The Heart stamp is a foam stamp that I recently brought from Itsy bitsy.

For Sentiment , I hand cut the Black strip with my fancy cut scissors and added a pink paper on top of that smaller in size and finished with a white card stock and hand written message. I attached it using a foam tape to add some height.

I left it blank inside to write some quotes and message. I am going to gift this to my husband for valentine's day. Hope he likes it..Here are some other pictures of the same.

I like to enter this card for below challenges..OMG there are so many challenges that I am going to participate.

1. Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 77 - Anything Goes/Hearts

2. Eureka Stamps - Weekly Challenge 75 - Red,Pink and White

3. Emergency Crafter's Challenge  Challenge - Red or Pink

4. Crafty Sentiment's  - Challenge - Love is in the air

5. SweetStamps Blog  - Challenge #155 Pink, Red & White

6. Crafting From The Heart - Challenge 6 -  Anything Goes/Use Red 

7. Lexi's Creations -  Challenge 109 - VALENTINES DAY / LOVE

8. The Ribbon Girl  - Card Challenge - Hearts

9. Allsorts challenge - Week 244 - Love is in the Air

10.Ooh-la-la-creations challenge - Challenge 149 - Use a Heart

11. A Creative Romance - Challenge - Show us some Love

12. Jellypark Challenges - Challenge  - Lots of Love Challenge

13. Open-Minded Crafting Fun  - Challenge 3 - Show Some Love 

14. Pin and Tack  - Craft It Up with Pin & Tack: Arts & Crafts Challenge #3 - Hearts

15. Scrapping Everyday Miracles  Challenge - Love is in the Air (Challenge #1:  Main Theme Challenge)

16. Imagination Crafts Challenge  - Challenge 8 - Love is in the Air

17. Kraft Zone Challenge - The Valentine Connection

18. The Cutie Pie Challenge  - Challenge 62 - My Cutie Valentine

19. City Crafter Challenge  - City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 197 ~ Color Splash ( Used Black and White with Red)

20. Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog   - Simon says Have a Heart

21. Delightful Challenges  - Challenge - Anything goes 

22. Cute Card Thursday Challenge  - Challenge 307 - Lots of Love

23. Handmade Harbour  - Midweek Papercraft Party (23) - Love

24. The Cheerful Stamp Pad -  Challenge #79-"Love / Valentine"  

25. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes

26. Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything goes

27. Liitle Red Wagon - Challenge #223 - LOVE

28. Inky Impressions - Challenge - IIC 145 - For someone special - This is for my husband.

29. Just B Creative Crazy - Challenge - February's Just Because Linky Party

30.Make it Monday - MIM - #178 with Scrappers Delights

31.Crafty Callendar -  Challenge - Love is All around

32.Crafting for all seasons - Challenge -  Show us some romance

33. Stamp and Create - February Challenge

I think I made it to so many challenges because of having common theme "LOVE".

I am entering this to Floral Fantasies 5th Blogaversary Celebration - I used my favourite quilling slotted tool to make all those Hearts in my card..

I hope you liked this card and please leave me some comments as those will motivate me to work better.

I hope I did a good job but my only regret is I should not have stamped 4 hearts..One or two should have been fine..With the excitement that I too going to stamp, I did it more times.. :( Hopefully never to repeat this again.

Will be back very shortly..Until then keep loving handmades..

Ooh..It's a Friday...Happy Weekend..

Anjali .. :) :)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

First Greeting Card - No Stamping..No Diecuts..

Hello Dear Friends,

This is my first post in this blog!!! Hope everyone likes it..

In spite of having interest on crafts, I never took a chance to create something like this..

I broke that by making a greeting card for the first time..

  1. Card stock - For greeting card - A4 size
  2. Colour papers  - To make a birthday cake and embellishments -  A4 size
  3. Sketch Pencils and Pens - To draw and write
  4. Scissors and Glues - To Cut and Paste
  5. Ribbon and Toothpick - To tie and quill
  6. Circle compass cutter - Optional ( Don't have one - No worries, I will show you how to)

Here is my plan -
  • I want to make a birthday cake with paper to paste it on the greeting card and make it simple inside with just some balloons and message.
Birthday Cake - Do you like just one level or 3 levels of cake??? I go for 3 levels.. :)
  • For 3 levels cake, you need 2 semi circles of 7cm diameter, 1 semicircle of 5.5cm diameter, 1 semicircle of 4 cm diameter..Worrying about the measurements...Don't worry I am here to help you... :)

Click here to draw circles with required measurements and screenshot(Press fn+Prnt Scrn in your keyboard) them. Print the screen shot page and cut the circles. Hurray!!! got the circles.. :)
circle cutter
                                      Caution : Please print it with 'No Scaling' option else printer will try to print the screen shot to fit the page.
  • Now, we are going to start the layers of the cake. I chosen pink colour paper for my cake. For layering take the same colour A4 size paper and cut  a strip of paper by measuring 5-6 cm width. Sorry, No snaps but I know you are smart and you can do this by looking in to the below pictures.
  • Measure 1 cm to left and right of the strip and cut it like fringes as below. Make sure that you do only 1 cm to left and right leaving 2-3 cm in the middle which makes the height of the cake level.
Picture from google for illustration
Picture from google for illustration
  • Start gluing the cut paper to the big semicircle that we have on the rounded edges.
Caution : Leave one inch on both sides while you are gluing which is very important.
  • Gluing the other semi-circle on top will look like 3d semi-circle as shown below
  • Repeat the same with the other two semicircles but the only difference is they will not have bottom because the first level will act as bottom for the second and the second for third. Once you complete, your cake will be the same as  below.
Backside of the cake..observe one inch paper on left and right
Front view of the cake..
  • Don't forget to leave one inch on both sides while gluing as it is very important if you need to glue this cake on card. Cake is ready just left out with decorations... :D
Greeting Card - Do you like a normal greeting card or something special? I go with something special..:)
  • To make the base of the greeting card, I used a red colour light card stock but not too heavy one as it becomes heavier after adding birthday cake. If not, you can use cardboard you have in house and cover it with a paper.20131113_200929
  • Now comes something special, I just want the card to have a feminine look. So I cut the front cover as below. As I am not in to these kind of things before, I have drawn an outline with a pencil before I cut. You can directly cut if you are enough confident.
    After Cut
    After Cut
             Doesn't it look like a fairy girl with a big gown... :)..If not may be I need to show you the waist line..
  • As I have too many specials outside, I want it to be very simple outside. I took a lavender paper with the length and width smaller than the greeting card so that it can fit inside. I have drawn some balloons and Happy Birthday Message on the paper and glued it inside the card.
  • Now it's time to glue the cake and decorate it..Ooh..I don't have any embellishments to decorate.. :( ..No Problem, I quilled some paper to form basic shapes and glued it on the bottom two layers. To make it more special, I quilled some paper roses and glued it on the first layer.. Finally it looks like this... :)
Now can you see the waist line..Just slit the card along the crease where you have the cut in the card and bow a ribbon through that..That's it..A card with feminine look.. :D

I hope you also liked this card and please let me know your feedback on comments section as those are so much to me...

Enjoy your handmade cards and crafts..See you soon... :)

P.S: Sorry for the bad lighting..I took those photos with my mobile and don't think that I copied those photos by seeing the signature on the photos..It's my other blog..

Linking this to

Just Keep on Creating - Anything goes challenge

Bye for now... :)