Monday, December 31, 2012

Hook on to the Explosion Boxes.. this time it's a carousel one !!!

Hi Crafty People..

I'm certainly hooked on to making Explosion Boxes.. they are sooper dooper fun to make and there is such a lot of craziness in making them, a part of this craziness comes from the fact that, it's fun to watch the recipients reactions (of course, if you personally give it to them).. they are always amazing :)

This time around, I experimented by Making a carousel explosion box since I wanted to make one of each shape and size.

Here is what I made !!!
A Carousel Shaped Explosion Box with a Love is.. Card..
Isnt it cute.. I even have a Love is.. flag at the top :)


Here's what the box looks like when opened. Also seen here is the Card.. it's a simple card .. yet is very elegant to look at :)


A complete view of the explosion box.
It has places for 6 TAGS where wordings can be placed. as well as 6 passport size pics can be attached as shown on one flag (b/w this is my brother's pic when he was a kid and dunno why .. but I have always loved this one.. for he looks sooo sweet in this pic... which he is not, so good memory of him being sweet ;) )




Here's the Card that I made along, I had an Easel Card in mind, but somehow I was not very much into that idea and since my Box was all about Love.. I wanted my Card to be on the same theme as well.. and moreover I wanted to try out something different this time.. So .. tada... here's what I made :) and I'm in love with this card... it's sooo soo so sooo so adorable :)


A closer look at the flower in the middle....



I hope you all liked my preparation this time... coz I'm loving it..
and yes this is a closeup of the flower I made for the center :)






Entering it for the following challenges.
1) http://itsybitsyindia.blogspot.in/2012/12/the-itsybitsy-twos-company-challenge.html
2) http://crafterscornerindia.blogspot.in/2012/11/challenge3-make-set.html
3) http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.in/2012/12/challenge-46-anything-goes.html
4) http://charismacardz.blogspot.in/2012/12/challenge-51-anything-goes.html
5) http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.in/2012/12/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe180.html
6) http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.in/2013/01/rrr-challenge-63-my-new-toys-ribbon.html
7) http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.in/2012/12/craft-challenge-187-not-card.html
8) http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.in/2012/12/simon-says-anything-goes.html
9) http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.in/2012/12/any-celebration-will-do.html
10) http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/offer-4-stamps-of-winners-choice-sassy.html
PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!

Love !
Manu

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Finally ... I started it.. :)

Hi Friends...

I'm sure you  must be surprised to see the topic of this post... surprised as I am..
finally.. after much coaxing .. I finally decided to make a scrapbook album for myself :)
Actually.. I had been wanting to do this from a long long time.. Since April .. but I coudnt bring the right kind of thoughts I wanted in my Album.. but now I have...

I have always loved Vector shapes for anything and drawing them used to be biggest hobby in my College.. you might want to check my notebooks.. not a page corner without a drawing there was... Somehow When I came across the Lulupu's challenge for this month for making a layout.. I had to get started and finally I decided on making something handmade in my album..
So here's what I made with a Gel pen and then colored it off. Coloring is something I had not tried before in these kinds of drawings, but then I didn't wanted the usual black color to dominate like I had always kept my earlier drawings :)

This is the scrapbook page I created.
My Fav month for 2012 was the starting month of the Year.. January... for I got married on 15th Jan.. to someone who is soo special and is my life.... :)

Hence I wanted my album to be very special one too :)


 Here's a closeup of the Paisley design that I have made :) It's done first with a Black Gel pen and then more black was added around to make the design thicker. After that the colors were filled in.



Here's a complete view of the page that I made :)

Hope you all liked it... linking it to the Lulupu's challenge.

1) http://lulupu.blogspot.in/2012/12/lulupu-challenge7-my-favorite-month-of.html

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!

Love !
Manu

Friday, December 21, 2012

Birthday Greeting Card..

Hi Friendz :)

I have finally decided to be more socially active on the blog and yes I'm still gearing up for the challenges at various blogs.. I love them.. for they bring out the creative best in me as I have to scan beyond the simpler horizons and think of something more meaningful, yet creative and lovingly prepared.
I made this card for my Sister-in-law yesterday for it was her birthday a few days back and since we didnt had a chance to go back home on that day.. I'm gonna give it now :)

Here's what I made.. and yes yes.. m hooked to quilling and esp malaysian flowers.. they are fun to make.. and they look so very creative :)

I tried to make something different this time and came up with an easel card. Had seen it in a couple of challenges and liked it pretty much...
:)




A close-up view of the flowers :)




PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!


Happy Arting and Crafting !
Love!
Manu

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Quilled Photoframe

Hi Friends...

I have been MIA for quite sometime.. but have been busy planning and making a album which I wanted to gift to my husband on our anniversary.. but alas.. he remembers about the pictures and now he know's that I'm working on the album... so I need to think of something new which I can gift to him :)

Lets see... need to get the brain wheels churning to get something sweet out of them :)
Meanwhile I made this photoframe and did some quilling on it.. and must say, I'm back in love with quillings.. simple stripes of paper can be made into something very pretty...
This is what I made.. :)

err... not this .. but this is what I was having when I started..  :)
 and tada.... I made up the flowers using the malaysian style of creating them !!

This is a closeup of the photo frame... you can also notice a paper doily attached on a blue surface to bring out the color. I had kept this so tht I could have written some sentiments over here as well :)


Here is the complete picture of the photoframe and since this was the first time I was doing it, I didnt wanted to go higher and make it look like a mess.. and maybe with a black background the flowers will come out a lot enhanced.. and yes.. I made this white photo frame myself using a cardboard and paper :)



I hope you all liked it as much as I liked making this one.. photoframes is smthing I would really love to make in the future !!!

Till then.. happy crafting :)

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!


Happy Arting and Crafting !
Love!
Manu

Monday, December 10, 2012

My first CAS(E) Card

Hi Friends...

Presenting my first CAS(E) card made exclusively for CAS(E) this Sketch , I never though I would go for a CASE challenge but then, it was too tempting to resist :)

Here's what I made for the challenge

Here's another view of the sentiment... I went ahead with thanking everyone who has helped me at every point on my life :)



Here's the sketch of the CAS(E)

Linking it to :

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!


Happy Arting and Crafting !
Love!
Manu

Less is always more...

Hellos People....

I'm back with another card I made for Less is more  one layer week challenge.. I'm getting hooked on to the challenges on the net and find them very intimidating and challenging... for they bring out the best of the creative best in you :)
Here's what I made for the challenge :)


I got playing with my camera a li'l bit and did an black and white image and loved it... see the pearls are shining here !!!

A close up of the birthday greetings :)



Linking it upto
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.ca/2012/12/one-layer-week-97.html
http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.in/2012/12/ci-paints-inspired-by-cas.html
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.in/
http://craftyfriendschallenges.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=412
http://everydayisanoccasion.com/?p=1131

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!

Happy Arting and Crafting :)

Love
Manu

creativekuts Candy!!!

Hey Friends...

Amazing candy


Love
Manu

Friday, December 7, 2012

down the memory lane candy

yo yo yo.

it's Christmas time and it's raining candies !!! :)
Here's one from Down the memory lane :)

check out at this link

http://downthememorylane9008.blogspot.in/2012/12/the-christmas-candy.html

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Explosion Box and a birthday gift

Hi Friendz....

Another year coming to an end and excited for the new year.. This year has been one of the bestest in my life for I finally settled down with someone whom I love .. and is my soulmate :)
This year also brought back  my tempting habit of keeping off waste and junk material to make something useful out of it. I had ample time and I started crafting again, it all started with one quilled post by my friend and I was excited to see how was it done when I brought a quilling tool from the market and tried on normal paper first to see what was it all about.. and got hooked in the way...
Within no time, I was back to blogging and met lots of fellow crafter's whom I admire and get inspiration from ..

I love trying out different things, and somehow during the process I found and explosion box.. I loved it to the core and made one for my SIL for her birthday.. it was widely appreciated... I now have made another for my nephew.. a belated gift though.. but still .. have a look :)

 Here the explosion box... I tried not to be tooo girly here... :)


and Pop it opens up to reveal a bunny shaped cake..


Front view of the bunny cake :)

I added a little banner here and I loved it when it came out nicely.. I never thought scraps could make smthing look this good ;) *wink wink* .. I'm saving all my scraps now ... tadaaaa...


Here's a panel when I left a small rectangle to fill up with my nephew's picture... :) and added a small sentiment.. 'our rising star '

No birthday party is complete without balloons... and here  they are... :_



A secret pocket to hide in some good bundle of wishes...


This is the complete view of the card from the top :)


and my favorite part... close up of the bunny cake... I'm in love with it... :)




I hope u all liked my new explosion box.. for I know... my nephew's gonna love it :)

Entering it for the following challenges:

1) http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.in/2012/12/challenge-43-anything-but-card.html
2) http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.in/2012/12/challenge-73.html
3) http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.in/2012/11/anything-goes.html
4) http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.in/2012/12/challenge-6-sponsored-by-sassy-studio.html
5) http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.in/2012/12/blog-hop-winners-and-abc-challenge.html
6) http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.in/2012/11/another-round-of-inspiration-and.html
7) http://houseofgilli.blogspot.in/2012/12/challenge-47-anything-goes.html
8) http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-9.html
9) http://everydayisanoccasion.com/?p=1131
10) http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.in/2012/12/anything-but-card-challenge-8.html
PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!


Love!
Manu

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shabby Chic Card

Hey Friends....

I made another card for the Lulupu's this months theme of 'Shabby and Chic Card'

I had seen a cute card of a flower basket shape on internet sometime back and thought of applying something similar for this challenge.. after all it was nything apart from the regular rectangle or square shaped cards...
Here's what I came up with :)

Notice the spiral roses flower, I decided to add some spice there and spiraled up two paper together and came up with the red and blue combination in one and pink and yellow in the other one...




Here's the side view of the card... I'm actually loving the shaped cards too... I'm loving to experiment also... :) Hope to keep doing this in future :)


Entering it for the Lulupu's challenge
1) http://lulupu.blogspot.in/2012/11/challenge-6-shabby-chic-shaped-cards.html

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!

Love!
Manu

Tri Fold Card

Hi Friendzzzz...

Ever since I had seen a tri folded card, I was tempted to try one for myself, I did it this time and somehow I finalised on the blue theme, with some hues of reds.. and it came out to be good.... considering it to my first attempt at this type of the card...

Here's the final outcome :)
This is how the card looks like when viewed from the front :)



A full view of the card :)


A complete look ..., I have used some ribbons to add some extra effects along with glitters and sparkles for the red roses :)

This is how the card looks when folded :)
I liked the fan shaped ruffle flowers :) they look sooper cute :)



I hope you all liked the card...

Entering it for the following challenges :)
1) http://crafterscornerindia.blogspot.in/2012/10/crafters-corner-2-die-cuts-punches-with.html
2) http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.in/2012/11/ci-paints-inspired-by-anything-goes.html
3) http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.in/2012/11/challenge-60.html
4) http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.in/2012/11/fortnightly-challenge-50-glitter-and.html
5) http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.in/2012/11/big-3rd-birthday-celebration-fortnight.html (used 3 red roses)
6) http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.in/2012/11/simon-says-anything-goes.html
7) http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/anything-goes-excluding-christmas.html
8) http://www.lulupu.blogspot.in/2012/11/challenge-6-shabby-chic-shaped-cards.html


PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!


Love All!!
Manu

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Keeping it simple and sweet!!!

Hey friends,

I'm back with another card I made for the Itsy Bitsy challenge, I'm loving playing all these challenges :)
They are fun to play and helps my trying out varied techniques and lots of tips to follow :)
I'm still a newbie hence trying out a lot of prospects into card making ...

Here's what I made.. a simple best wishes card which can also be customized for any occassion :)





Hope u all loved the card... for I loved making it :)

Entering for the Itsy Bitsy challenge
1) http://itsybitsyindia.blogspot.in/2012/11/the-itsybitsy-k-i-s-s-challenge.html
2) http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/
3) http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.in/

See you until something exciting comes up soon :)

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!

Love!
Manu

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shagan Envelopes

Hello People...

I'm back with a couple of Shagan Envelopes.
They can also be modified to make the covers for cards for your loved one's :). 
It's wedding season in India and a wedding house knows how important are envelopes ;)

Here are a couple of pics I took ..




I hope you all liked them :)

Will keep posting them....

PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!


Love !
Manu

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bearly mine crafts Candy

Hey friends...

Bearly Mine Crafts is offering a Mega Blog Candy this month, open till Nov 30th..It is open to all the crafters around the world



Have fun !!

Manu

Friday, November 9, 2012

Diwali's around the corner

Yeah... People.. The festival of lights is coming up next week and I'm still making candles... for everyone back home :)

Here are a few more I made esp for the festive season... and yeah yeah...I even got my first order to be made for some friends too.. I'm sooper exceited :)

RED roses is what we all love... Isnt it??? they look lovely.. :)


Did the fringed flowers here :)


I tried doing the beehive technique here and made the malaysian petals for the inner flower :)




Tried the curled up flower here.. I'm gonna make these one's more.. :) I liked this one :)





PS: If these posts inspire you to bring out the creative best in you, that would be the bestest thing that will happened to you, and I'll be flattered. But, kindly do respect the hard work and thoughts that goes into these works and please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks!!!

Happy Arting and crafting :)

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