Friday, June 2, 2017

Spring is here!

Hello Friends!
It's new Month and new challenges. But I still have some backlog from previous month. My habit of procrastinating makes me miss some challenges :(
So today I have to post this card before I miss another deadline.

This card is made using lawn fawn stamp set - bicycle built for you. It's so adorable. I got it as a birthday gift from my dear friend Sindhu. It's been 3 months since I got it and I hadn't used it. The current challenge @ Lawn Fawnatics was perfect for it.
So submitting it to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge - Challenge 5 - Spring Inspiration board
After I colored the bicycle, I needed the tree. I remembered the Video by Dawn from WPlus9 where she had demonstrated painting trees using the stamp set- Coming up roses. I had bought this stamp set more than 2 years ago but didn't quite succeed at creating good trees. I was about to destash this stamp set when I thought of giving it a try again and I really loved the outcome this time.

I used zig markers for coloring. The clouds are made using a handmade template and distress inks.

Hope you liked this card as much as I did.

Love,
Piyu

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Birthday card


Hey friends!
Another card made using Honey bee stamp set -Zen florals. I wanted to try prismacolors on black card stock and this stampset seemed perfect.

I stamped the floral border in white twice - upside and downside and then heat embossed in white.
I loved the bright impression of  prismacolor pencils on black card stock. Now it's time to try it out on kraft and grey!

Hope you liked this simple Birthday card.
Love,
Piyu

Have a beautiful day again!

Hey Friends!
Yes..my third post in a row but not the last one.



This card is again made using my favorite sentiment - "Have a beautiful day!" from Hero Arts - "You are so Lovely" stamp set. And this is also made for  A blog named hero  challenge which has a "Watercolors" theme and this month they are collaborating with Honeybee stamps.
For this card I have used Honey bee stamp set- Zen florals. I love the tiny flowers and leaves in this set. And this is such a versatile stamp set. I have made 5cards this month using this stamp set and you will see them in my subsequent posts.
I had shared this card on my Instagram account - https://www.instagram.com/piyu27/ and it got featured on honey bee stamps. I am so so happy :)
Hope you liked it too!

Love,
Piyu

Have a Beautiful day!

Hello Peeps!
I am in love with this sentiment  - "Have a beautiful day!" from Hero Arts - "You are so Lovely" stamp set and you will find me using this a lot.
Today's card is made for the  A blog named hero  challenge which has a "Watercolors" theme and this month they are collaborating with Honeybee stamps.



I have used the Hero arts background stamp - Large flower background. I had bought this stamp since long but hadn't used it and this was a great opportunity to put it to use.
I used zig markers to color them and liked the vibrant colors. A used a white gel pen to add interest.

Will be back soon. I need to finish off posting so many cards made this month! Phew!!!!

Love,
Piyu

Hello again!

Hello there!
Today I have a card made few days back. The month's going to end I have have so many backlogs remaining. So far I have been able to keep my new year resolution of being active on blog. And so I post each and every card I make here. I can keep a track of cards I make every month.
So without further delay,
Here is my card -
The bold sentiment is from Hero art's stamps set - Spring hello by Lia
The flowers are from Paper smooches stamp set - botanicals 3
I stamped the images using hero arts inks and then added a little bit of shading using Prismacolor pencils.

So I must admit now, I am not so scared of single layer cards :)

Love,
Piyu

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bright and Beautiful!

Hey Friends,
How are you doing?
Today I have a bright and beautiful card made keeping 2 challenges in mind. First let me show you the card.

I have used stamps from 3 stampsets for this card. The vines and flowers are from honeybee stampset - zen florals. The butterfly is from hero arts - antique engravings. The sentiment is from hero arts again - You are so lovely stamp set.
The images are colored using zig markers.

Now the challenges.
1) AAA card challenges is having "bright and beautiful" theme and this card has not just bright and beautiful images..it's sentiment also says "beautiful".

2) A blog named hero has a "Watercolors" theme and this month the are collaborating with Honeybee stamps.

Hope you liked this card. Will be back soon.
Love,
Piyu

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Birthday card!

Hello,
A quick post to share my card for the Altenew's Inspiration Challenge. I had made this card a week back but didn't post. But now it's just few hours before the challenge to close and I have to post it.
Here's my card-

And here's the close up.

I used Altenew's Persian Motif stamp set. The images are colored using prisma colored pencils. The background is made using distress inks.

Submitting this to Altenew's Inspiration challenge for April -
Love,
Piyu

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hello..Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends,

I am back again with a CAS one layer card and now I think I am quiet comforable in making one layer CAS cards thanks to my dear friend Sindhu - http://paperminty.blogspot.in .She is super talented and too good at CAS. She helped me work on my fear of one layer cards. I would mess up the card and end up adding layers to hide the mess. I am truly blessed to have her as my bestie and my craft mentor.
So without further delay, let me show you my card -


I used Hero art's stamps set - Spring hello by Lia. It is a sweet little stamp set with very cute elements. The big sentiment compliments the tiny flowers well.
I have used hero arts inks too.
I am submitting this card to -
A blog named hero April Challenge - Anything goes
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes

CASology - cue word is seasons - I have  Spring on my card

Love,
Piyu

A Card for a kiddo!

Hi Friends,

Today I have a fun card, a card for a kid. I had some images colored during the #thedailymarker30daychallenge and wanted to put them to use.
Here's my card.


These adorable images are from Clearly Besotted stamp set - All in Onesie. The background and sentiment is from MFT stamp set.
I am submitting this to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes



Thursday, April 20, 2017

A quick one layer card!

Hey Friends!
This post is about the quickest card I ever made.

I had no design or layout in mind
I just decided to use one of my favourite stamp set from hero arts - You're so lovely. I had just made one card in the past using it. So wanted to use it now.
I stamped the images using MISTI in light color first. Then without removing the card and the stamp, I re-inked the stamp in darker shade. I wiped the areas where I want to keep lighter shade off the stamp using wet wipes and stamped it again on the card.
I added nuvo drops for creating interest.

I am submitting this card to -
A blog named hero April Challenge - Anything goes
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes

Love,
Piyu

You are awesome!

Hello,
It's the second post of the day and there will be a third one too. I have decided to post all my April backloq today. So here's my card-

I have used Wplus9 stamp set - freestyle florals and Altenew and hero arts inks. The sentiment is is from Winnie and walter's.
Again this is a no watercoloring - only stamping card which is not my style. I am hoping to get better at it. I struggled a lot with solid stamps earlier but finally got the tactics.
The trick is in using good cardstock and MISTI.

Keep watching for my next card - a one layer, only stamping card.
I am submitting this card to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes


Love,
Piyu

Thanks - a one layer card!

Hey friends,
I had made this card a few days ago..and had posted it on my Instagram, but my laziness prevented me from blogging. Actually I had made it for a challenge but I missed the deadline. So now without further delay, let me post it here.

I made this card using wplus9 stamp set - freestyle florals and altenew and hero arts inks. The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter's.
This is my attempt at making one layer cards - something which I find very difficult.
Hope you liked it.

I am submitting this card to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes


Love,
Piyu


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Welcome to Family

Hey Friends!
I am posting after a long time as I had been a bit busy with family and office commitments. But I did manage to make few cards in the last 3 days. Will post them soon..However this post is for a card that I made for Winnie and Walter's March color combo challenge.
The color combo image for the challenge is a lovely spring image.

And here's my card. -

Honestly, I am not so happy with this card..but I am glad I could at least make it in time. It's just few hours before the challenge closes.  I used Winnie and Walter's "Welcome to family" stamp set and zig markers to color the images.

I am also submitting this card to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes


Love,
Piyu

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #10


Hi Friends!
This is my 10th and last card for the Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday Celebrations. It was so fun participating in all the challenges.
I made this card keeping Off the Page Challenge with Keren in mind. I thought of making a 3D card and then the idea of making a card in a box stuck me.


I had the perfect stamp set Welcome to family  for it. I started with stamping, coloring and fussy cutting all the lovely animals from this stamp set. Then I added some birds from the So Tweet stamp set and the Happiest of Holidays stamp set.


I drew a cloud border on a paper, fussy cut it and used it as a mask to create a blended skyline with distress inks. I added this skyline at the innermost level.




Then I created some green blended strips for grass and die cut them. I stuck these on the various levels.

I also added some more critters on the flaps.


 I filled the empty spaces with leaves and folliage.

I stuck the branches and the bird house on acetate strips to give a off the page effect.

Submitting this card to following challenges-


Three Challenge with Shay - 3D card
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia

Love,
Piyu

Monday, March 6, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #9


Hi there!
I wanted to a make a simple fun card for the Bright colors challenge with Lydia challenge and made this card below-
 

The cute little giraffe is from the  Welcome to family stamp set. The sentiment is from The big, the bold and you cutaways. The stars are from the Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set.
I colored the images using Zig markers. The grass is  made by blending distress inks.

I am submitting this card to following challenges-

Love,
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #8

 
Hello! I made this card specially for the  Stencil Challenge with Kelly.
 


I made the stenciled background using the Leaf Effect Creative Screenings stencil from Winnie and Walter and distress inks. The flowers and leaves are from In Blooms: Anna's flora stamp set. The sentiment is from In a word: Hello cutaway. I die cut the sentiment twice. I pasted white die cut on the distress ink blended die cut with an offset to create a 3D effect. Finally I added some sequins to fill up the empty spaces. I have an empty space phobia :D ..I can't see empty space on my cards.. No wonder I am not good at CAS cards!
I am submitting this card to following challenges-
·     Three Challenge with Shay - 3D sentiment
·      Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa

Love,
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #7


Hello Friends!
Here is my 7th card for Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday celebration challenges. I had aimed to make 10 cards - one each per challenge and I did succeed. Will post them one by one.


This card is one of my favorites. Before I stuck the astronaut giraffe. I didn't like it and wasn't sure if I would be posting it. The galaxy background had turned out great, however on converting it to shaker, the overall design looked just plain. I thought of adding stars from the Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set. Just them an idea stuck me. I thought of converting the cute giraffe from Welcome to family stamp set into an astronaut. For this I stamped the biggest circle from the Bigger bang confetti stamp set into the giraffe and then colored and fussy it. I added a baker's twine for oxygen cable. The sentiment is from the Sending you stamp set.
Finally I am happy with the outcome :).
So Submitting this card to -
 Three Challenge with Shay - Sentiment is spread across 3 lines

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #6

Hi Friends!
This is my 6th card to the Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday celebrations. I made this card for the  Ink Smooshing with Heather H.
First I inked up an acetate sheet with distress inks and added water using a spritzer.
Then I smooshed my cardstock against it to get a lovely background.


The Flower stamp is from the In Bloom: Addie's Garden stamp set and the sentiment is from The big, the bold and you cutaways.
I am submitting this card to following challenges-
·                     Three Challenge with Shay - 3-D Sentiment
·                     Ink Smooshing with Heather H

Love,
Piyu



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #5

Hello!
I am posting another card made for Winnie and Walter made again for the  Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa. I love distress inks and I had to make multiple cards for this challenge.

The flowers are from the  In Bloom- Anna's flora stamp set. The sentiment is from The big, the bold and you cutaways. 

I am posting this card to following challenges-


Hope you liked it!
Love,
Piyu

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #4

Hey Friends!
This is my 4th card for the Winnie and walter's 3rd birthday bash. I made this card for the  Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa
I wanted to try the galaxy card since long and thought of creating one for this challenge.

I used the Wishing you stamp set from Winnie and walter.
I heat embossed the sentiments in white.
Will be back soon today with another card.
Love,
Piyu


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #3

Hello Friends!
I am back with another card made for Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday bash made for the challenge Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri.
For this challenge, I wanted to do something different and thought of using a sentiment stamp to create a pattern. So I gathered all the sentiments stamps related to birthday from the Winnie and Walter;s stamp set - The big, the bold and party and stamped them at random in shades of blue to create a sentiment pattern paper. I also added a tiny heart stamp from So Tweet stamp set.
Here's my card-


Once my pattern paper was ready, I added a fussy cut elephant from Welcome to the family stamp set and added a Red balloon from  So Tweet stamp set to add some bright color to the light background. I have used Zig markers to color and Canson Montval 300 GSM paper for the elephant and balloon.
Hope you liked this cute elephant as much as I did.

I am submitting this card to following Winnie and Walter Challenges-
Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri.
Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri

Love,
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #2

Hello there!
Here is my second card made for Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday bash! I made this card keeping Mood Board Challenge with Heather P in mind.
The picture inspiration for the challenge is  -


I was inspired by the bright yellow/orange flowers and the black and white border. Here's my take on the challenge-



I have used the sunflowers from the In Bloom- Anna's flora stamp set. The sentiment is from limited edition Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set had won during last year's birthday bash.
I added a black and white Washi tape to create borders.
Here is the close up!



I have used Zig markers to color and Canson Montval 300 GSM paper.
Submitting this card to following Winnie and Walter challenges-
Mood Board Challenge with Heather P
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia

Love,
Piyu



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Altenew's February challenge

Hi Friends!
Here's my last minute entry to the Altenew's Inspiration challengehttp://altenewblog.com/2017/02/01/february-2017-inspiration-challenge/ for the month of February. The inspiration pic for this month's challenge is -
And here is my take on it -


I have used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set and zig real brush markers.

Love's
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash!

Hey Friends!
It's Winnie and Walter's birthday month and I am so excited. It has 10 different challenges and one can enter as many times as you wish in them. Isn't it cool? I am aiming to participate in all. Lets see if I can keep it up.

The first card is made keeping "Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri" in mind. I had a very cute stamp set by Winnie and Walter - So Tweet. And I had to use it.



First, I stated with stamping and embossing the bold sentiments from the big, the bold and party stamp set. Next, I stamped the little birds from So Tweet stamp set. The best thing about this stamp set is the accessories. You can dress up the little birdies in so many ways. I wanted the accessories to stand out and hence left the birds without any color and this complimented the bold sentiment.
Here's the close up-


Submitting this card to following Winnie & Walter's 3rd Birthday bash challenges-
Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia
Hope you liked it.

Love,
Piyu


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy Birthday with Fashy florals

Hello Friends,
Posting a quick card that I made few days back for the current MFT color challenge 62.
Here are the inspiration colors -


And here is my take on it.


Please excuse the bad image. I was in a super hurry and had to post this card before the challenge ended. I have used MFT fashy florals stamp set.  CAS is really difficult for me and I keep feeling that something is missing. Hoping to get better.

Love,
Piyu

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love is in the air

Hey Friends,
It's the month of February and Love is in the air.
Today I have a Love theme card too. I made this card for the current MFT sketch challenge.
Here's the sketch  -


And here's my take on it-
 

The Roses are from the MFT Roses all over background stamp. The birds are from the MFT tweet friends and the Sentiment is form the MFT Adorable elephants.
Here's another glittery view-

Submitting this card to MFT sketch Challenge 318.

Love,
Piyu