Monday, May 31, 2010


The much loved stamp set is back in action :) Here's a very simple card.

Happy crafting!

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's Coffee Time!

I wanted an interesting clock for my kitchen. I had a specific project in mind - a cutlery clock. I'd seen it in one of the issues of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The original project had a salad bowl for the clock face and I couldn't make that work as I don't have a drill. So I made an ambitious trip to the Op Shop one Sunday afternoon and came back home with a dozen forks 'n' spoons and an old clock. I thought I'd improvise and make one using the old clock. However, a couple of hours later, I ended up with spoons 'n' forks that wouldn't stick to the plastic hiney of the clock and three of my fingers that were almost glued together permanently! Anyways, once I recovered from the sticky trauma, I decided to wrap up the cutlery and stow it away for some other time. Instead, I kind of just went with the flow and made a simpler one. I pulled the clock apart carefully, traced a circle onto black card stock to make the face and wrote the numbers using my white gel pen. I had a set of 'coffee' cards from Ikea and I simply cut one to fit my clock and glued it in the center. Then I attached the clock mechanism, painted the frame yellow and finished by fixing the glass back. I love it!

A couple of days later, Husby & I were in a mall and I saw my dream clock in one of the stores...complete with six forks, six spoons, a plate for the face and tiny knives for the hands. Oh the irony!

Never mind, I still love my shabby, handmade one that ticks away on my kitchen wall :)

Monday, May 24, 2010


God couldn't be everywhere, so he made mothers!

Happy crafting!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fun & Fun!

I made two cards this afternoon, yay! It was fun & fun :) The first one is for Caardvarks' May Challenge. I chose this sketch -

And here's my card -

The second one is for A Spoon Full of Sugar's Challenge 103 - Recipe. The recipe - 3 designer papers and 3 buttons. I chose a really clean and simple layout. Quick and easy but still capable of drawing some wows and aaahs I think :)

Off to kickstart the weekend! Have a beautiful weekend everyone and happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Birthday Boy

I made this card for our friends' little boy who is turning one soon. It's based on In Style Stamps' current Sketch Challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Road Less Travelled

I hadn't even noticed this adorable stamp until now, wow! I don't know how I missed it. Probably because I have so (in)efficiently organised my clear stamps (rapidly growing much to husby's bewilderment). I don't think I have to be very explicit about my fetish for craft supplies, especially stamps. One look at my craft cupboard (and shelves and drawers and random boxes) will say it all! Oh I digress. So, this isn't it just adorable? I just had to use it :) I mean, look at it - 

Here's my card -

I have to do something about my blog layout. I hate to see my pics shrink so much to fit in :(

And the inside - 

Isn't that patterned paper just gorgeous? I found it at a Target in the US. A whole pack for 99c!! *Sigh* it's a pity you don't come across such bargains here. So, I digress, again :)

This card, I guess, was more like a card I gave myself. I'm in the last of my twenties now, I can feel the cliched panic setting in. I think it's high time I took the road less travelled. I mean, I do really want to do something, pursue my passion and I'm willing to take all the roads that hold promises to help me get where I want to be!

Monday, May 10, 2010

One of a Kind

I figured I was making too many pink, girly kind of cards (Eeeeks! How can there ever be too much pink and girly?? Well, yeah, I actually did need a break from it this time!) So I thought I'd make a more general/masculine (I hate the sound of it, but that's pretty much the word I guess) card. I found this rubber stamp, a rather majestic looking horse, at a local craft store. It's probably one of it's kind in my otherwise flowers/hearts/shoes/etc stamp collection :) And I was excited about inking it up and playing around with the image. 

Finally, I chose a very simple layout and kept the highlight on the stamped image. And, maybe it's the gray winter which is setting in here, I ended up using black and grey. Whether the card turned out great or not, it sure did look a lot different from the ones I've made before :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Laundry Woes!

It's a feeling well known. Frustration, laziness, irritation and desperation - all mixed into one big lump of a feeling called 'doing the laundry'! As you may have already noticed, I don't enjoy it :) So then I thought, 'why not make something fun and have it staring me in the eye as I enter the room of gloom?' and here's what I came up with.

 Click on the pic to read my wise old saying more clearly :)

I know, the cuteness and charm of this handmade laundry room plaque will soon fade away...but the heaps of unwashed clothes will remain. Sigh! But until then, it'll at least make me smile :) The words of wisdom are from yours truly's experience in the laundry room area. And that's why I'm sending this to Order of the Opus Gluei's Challenge #53 Can I Quote You on That?

"Clothes maketh the man" and so this woman has to doeth the washing so thine man can weareth the clean clothes!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 3, 2010

For the Love of Crafting - see what they created...

Thanks to Anita, Tejal and Spardha for sending in great cards for my first sketch event! I hope making the cards made you as happy as receiving them made me :)
See what the lovely girls came up with -




And here's my take on it. Owls are popular these days and I so wanted to ink up the adorable owl stamp I'd bought last week.

Thanks again for playing along!

Happy Crafting!