Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fun at the Bazar!

Mum & I went to a local handicraft expo the other day. It was great fun looking through the wares and finding such pretty stuff to buy. Though the whole outing gave me really sore feet, it was indeed a feast for the eyes. Look at all the colours!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Good old hometown and beautiful nostalgia!

I'm in Bengaluru, the charming and endearing city I grew up in. It holds so many precious and beautiful memories. The sights, the smells, the feeling - it's good to be home :) The crafter in me is delighted to explore the fascinating world of colour, design and decor here. You can expect some rambling posts from a very excited yours truly :) To start with, here are the invites I made for a  special occasion at home -

The colours are a reflection of the Indian way of celebration and the pretty ribbon is called 'zari' and is available in several different colours, materials and widths. I don't have to mention that I'll be taking these back with me now, do I? :)

Will be back with more soon!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The beautiful feeling of being in love!

The roses look specially beautiful
and the grass greener
the butterflies flutter by, so playful
and the sky's never been clearer
I'm in love and it's a wonderful feeling
I can sense it, you are the one
you make my heart sing
you're that special someone!

Psst! Husby Darling, yes it's for you :)

This cute lil girl, so in love, goes singing away to Kavita's Valentine's Day Event.

The image, isn't it just adorable? This is one of those many cute ones I found on Free Digital Stamps.

Here's hoping that we are all surrounded by so much love that we sing away our troubles and worries! Someone once said, 'there's nothing more comforting in the world than to love and be loved'. How true!

Monday, February 15, 2010


I thought I'd ramble a bit about comfort :) Well this card I made got me thinking about it. So, comfort to me is - 
  • being in my husby's arms
  • my mum's house
  • sleeping on sweet smelling sheets, fresh from the laundry
  • a relaxing foot soak after a long, tiring day
  • a warm home-cooked meal
  • a good book and a hot cuppa with the pitter patter of rain outside
  • of course, crafting!
 What comforts you? 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Craft Angel's first stall and Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes, I'm now officially The Craft Angel. How's that for a cute name? :) My craft stall was a great experience. And although I can't really say I sold a lot, I got so many appreciating smiles and positive comments that I'm so, so glad! It's so comforting and rewarding. There will be many more stalls in the future, yes there will. I'm more confident and conscious about what people are looking for, what they like and what appeals. I've also got a bunch of fresh new ideas that I want to execute, all in good time :) Overall, it was a rich learning experience and a tremendously encouraging one.  Truly glad I did it! And thanks to husby darling for being just that and thanks A, and H&A for being there, as always :) Love you guys!

And yeah, Happy Valentine's Day everyone! May all our lives be filled with love and laughter.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Been a little sluggish on Blogger...

Hey everyone! I have a craft stall coming up and have been super busy. But every time I finish making a card, I keep thinking how I'd love to post about it. However, considering the number of things I've been making this past week, I'll have enough to post about for a whole year I guess! I've been sleeping late and have been glued to my chair, hehehe. But I'm enjoying every bit of the rush! It's truly satisfying and oddly calming to be crafting away, I love it. 
Anyways, I thought I'd drop in a quick post and show you one of the cards I made last night...

It's a (snail) digital stamp, but I'm having the hardest time recollecting where I bought it...will update soon. I just thought it needed something fun, so decided to add a little party hat and a cupcake :)

Oh, and before I forget, I wanted to tell you all about this awesome blog - Free Digital Stamps. Check it out, you'll love it! 

Ok, I'm off now. Still have loads to finish. Will tell you all about it once I'm done :)

Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

On a Date!

I'd been wanting to use some of the super cute digi images I'd bought from ISS. Digi images are great, they're user friendly, there's so much choice out there and they're pretty easy on DH's plastic card too :) So, today I made this card with the adorable Dan & Mandy. Aren't they the cutest? Oh-so-in-love and totally enjoying their date! And after their romantic date, they're headed straight to A Spoon Full of Sugar, Challenge 89 :)


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love in Bloom...

I had so much fun making this card! I love that I got the K&Company patterned paper packs for a steal :) I kind of like large flowery patterns and this paper went so well with the new stamp set I have from Inkadinkado. I just used the sentiment from it, it's actually a very cute clear stamp set. See...

I'm sending this card to Mojo Monday 124 Contest. Here's the sketch - 


And here's my card...

As you can see, I'm a big fan of inked edges!

Flower-power! Guess it'll never go out of fashion :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

one of my resolutions...

This year I thought I'd use my sewing machine more often. The guilt pangs are acute, especially since I almost threw a tantrum at the store some time last year and got my way. Husby darling is so polite that he sometimes only just casually mentions the almost unused, near new Brother, tucked away in a dark corner of the room. The  Opus Gluei Poobahs have presented their latest challenge - Soup to Nuts. The deal is that we either finish off a long overdue project or start a new (maybe yearlong) project. So my take on it is to start making better use of my sewing machine. I hope it makes sense and qualifies for the challenge! 

I love patchwork quilts. They have an endearing country style charm that I can't resist. I'd love to make one myself, but the thought is overwhelming since I'm still very new to the world of sewing. So I thought I'd bring in a bit of that element into my card. Here's how it turned out - 

And now that the sewing machine is out, I might try some easy sewing projects :)