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Friday, September 22, 2017

Newton Dreams of London

Hello friends ,


I have been playing along  “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” and it is a challenge to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes.  
This card is created as I play with my copics and learn the tips and tricks along .
  • The card background is grey depicting the London weather. 
  • I have added a second layer on the card that is coloured with water colour crayons. 
  • I have used bristol board with my favourite colour combination of blue, navy and lavender here  as they are the shades of the evening sky . 
  • The Big Ben and the Cat are stamps from Newton Dreams of london from Newton Nook designs . 
  • I have coloured the stamped images with my copics .
  •  The sentiments are from the same stamp set and further I have added a washi  tape and some pearls to complte my creation .



This card is dear to me as we visited london this year and got the chance to see and hear the Big Ben.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower as well.

Big Ben has fallen silent for major repair work expected to last until 2021. The midday bongs were the last regular chimes from the famous bell until the repairs to its tower are complete. It will still be used for special occasions, including New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday. The "drab" colour scheme on the Great Clock will also be changed to give it a more "vibrant" look, is all in news 


Ending this post with a  picture of my little boy , who only wanted to see the Big Ben during our visit to London . 

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Regards

Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Our First fall and a Fall card

Hello Friends 


The first leaves are falling and we are experiencing our First fall season in this year in Birmingham UK !In India Autumn is a season only thought about in schools as we don't experience this season .
We grow up watching pictures of fall festivities and I have always wanted to see the colours in person. This year we are experiencing it so I am very much able to relate to it !


Here is a leaf my son has brought home to put it in his memory album and we are grateful for this Day and hence I have added a hand lettered Thank you note on it .


All this inspired me to create my first fall card . This is a 6x4 size base card . I have used Autumn themed pattern paper and love the fall leaves print on it . 

I have used clearly besotted Warm SOLUTIONS IV Clear Stamp Set I won at the Simon says in June. This is a mini set and I loved the cup cakes and coffee combination . I have used camlin artist pencil colours to colour the cupcakes and sharpies for the coffee mug. I have added the sentiment from Somebunny I Love - MFT Stamp set . I have given distressed edges to the card and added a chipboard heart to complete the card .



Sometimes it becomes necessary to remind yourself to slow down and take care .When it comes to pampering myself it's all about cupcakes and coffee for me ! Whats that keeps you going ? would love to hear from you !


Amy has hosted this hop on all every 4 seasons every year and my first time here finally !!


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Regards

Sharada Dilip

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Birthday Card For a Baker !

Hello friends 


Don't let expectations and the thought of perfection prevent you from actually finishing what you start.Sometimes the main goal is to simply FINISH. 
CELEBRATE that you did it.

I have realised that with whatever I have I can do much more or haven't been seeing it in that perspective and hence I came up with my #52weeks52crafts challenge for myself . Taking this forward with loads of learning on the way !




Todays creation is a card, dedicated to all my baker friends .

I have used Paper piecing technique for this card . Paper piecing is a technique that provides additional interest to a card . Images are typically colored with marker, watercolor, pencils, etc., then cut out and arranged. Paper piecing is a great alternative to coloring that allows you to add texture, interest, and pattern to your projects. In addition, it is lots of fun!!

I have used 2 different pattern papers from Hobby craft water color paper pad  and completed the apron and the hat here . This stamp set came along with a stamping magazine here in UK.

Things to keep in mind when you are trying this out 

  • Choose images with large open areas 
  • Use sharp detail scissors Cut along the center of the stamped line. This ensures your pieced element will be neither too small nor too large. 
  • Cut out the patterned paper. Hold your scissors still and slowly turn the paper into the blades to maintain the best control. 

I just love the Papermania Solid Premium Cardstock Colossal and the wonderful colours it consists . I chose to go with a shade of blue here and layered it with a beautiful print from Its a Boy paper pad cavania london .
CIC423 Birch Press Designs Cupcake Bouquet I have created inspired by the colours and cue to baking.



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Regards

Sharada Dilip


Friday, September 15, 2017

Birthday Pop up inside card


Hello friends ,

Creating cards for kids is always fun and It gives me a reason to try out something new. Today I have tried my hands on a Pop up card .



The front of the card is kept pretty simple with stamped images from IN MY HEART Mama elephant stamp set . I have colored the little people with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.  I have adhered them with double sided foam tapes to give them dimension .The background is made with MFT Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges here .


I totally enjoyed colouring these lovely kids and my son noticed that each one needed to have a smile on their face so I went ahead to add it  :)


Inside the card I have introduced a pop up wish :) Which is adhered with 2 paper strips from the good old technique. I have the pop up tutorial here  

The gifts are stamped images from clearly besotted stamp set , they are watercoloured with watercolour pens . The girl also belongs to the same  IN MY HEART Mama elephant stamp set and she dint get a place on the front of the card  so we have her here along with the presents ! I have used Mft Die-namics Ocean Waves for the background and Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges here .



The only memory I recollect of making a inside pop up card is with  Hobby Ideas crafting supplies in 2012 for a Workshop . I have been a hoarder of papers and ephemeras from back then and branched out into working with dies and now stamps too! 

Pop up friendship card 
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Sharada Dilip

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

10 new ways to Reuse and Recycle part 2


Hello friends 

Creative reuse and recycle ideas turn ordinary objects into interesting and functional room decor.
 I have tried to find clever ways to reuse and recycle old, broken or useless items into new, functional and original home decorations.
 I have tried and tested  15 Creative Reuse and Recycle Ideas and there are more here .

It`s becoming an obsession to identify reusable stuff and I keep pushing my creativity out of my comfort zone.

These are a compilation of my work over the last year Click on each heading to take you to know more on how I made it !!

DIY: EMBROIDERY HOOP WALL ART TUTORIAL It’s one of the simplest ways to make cute wall art, and the possibilities are endless. 





Diwali Cards What happens when the recycler in me beats the crafter in me ! 





I am sharing an tutorial on how to Create a ornament using a recycled CD! 





I am sharing an tutorial on how to Create a ornament using a recycled CD! 





For this project I recycled an used up adhesive tape roll to make the center most part of the Trinket box and the base and top are the Old CD's




I have recycled Old CD's into lovely Bag tags for my Nieces as they go on their First International Trip !!




. I always say kids are never too young too have fun. Of course the levels of fun and play change.





I love creating my own journals and this time I have made my Journal cover using the cereal box and given it a makeover






It`s becoming an obsession to identify reusable stuff and I keep pushing my creativity out of my comfort zone.





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Regards
Sharada Dilip




Thursday, September 7, 2017

Inky Paws rainbow card


Hello Friends 

Sharing a card,  created with  NEWTON DREAMS OF LONDON from Newtons Nook .


I just love the Papermania Solid Premium Cardstock Colossal  I have used it as a base of my card .
 The second layer is a polka dot pattern paper . I love the way the rainbow stencilling came out as I tried experimenting with my Memento Ink Pads by Tsukeniko. They are a fantastic fresh and vibrant colour choice for any stamper ! I have used Bristol paper pad and morrocon stencil for this.

 Miss poppins (the cat image as I have named here )  is coloured with copics markers and I am learning and practicing to get the hang of it ! 




Playing along with 






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Regards




Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

My Travel Scrapbook


Hello friends 

Making a scrapbook is a chance to travel back in time and live in your memories one more time... 

I have been lagging back in filling up my personal scrapbook and updating it on the blog ofcourse ! You might have already seen this layout on my Instagram  feed . I have  loads of ideas in my mind and prioritising  what goes up on the blog is stressing me out and feels like its time I seriously plan it up !!



These are pictures from our travel last year to Wayanad Kerala. It was a family trip and loads of memories and milestones to document . As I was packing my craft supplies for my trip all I packed were travel related stamps , stickers , note cards  and ephemera's which I extensively use in my creations so putting together this came easy !

 I use canon selphy cp1200 for printing pictures . The Canon PRINT SELPHY allows you to effortlessly print pictures using your smartphone or tablet.


This is my journal as a travel freak and I choose to keep this layout simple . This layout is centred on one picture and I have used up ephemera's I have been hoarding for a long long time now and left loads of space to journalise :) 


For layout two , again This layout is centred on one picture. Here I have focused on putting in use all the stickers and ephemera's that I have carried along with me. 


As I am crafting regularly here, my scraps are also growing and I intend not to carry them back this time so making as much as possible .






I have tried out a new brown scrap book here and totally loving the A4 format.... This is something I bought in Birmingham at Paperchase. Paper-chase is an international chain of stationery stores which were established in the United Kingdom but has since expanded into Europe, the USA and United Arab Emirates. 

They have lovely options in travel journals with beautiful covers and prompts to choose from .  I choose to go with the plain cover and look what I made with mine Here 

Do you journal / scrapbook your travels ? I would love to see how you document it , Do let me know will love to drop in and drop some love .

Hope to get regular on creating and updating ;) Leaving you with pictures from the mountains

 View from my room at 6am in the morning

Wayanad is a rural district in Kerala state, southwest India. In the east, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a lush, forested region with areas of high altitude, home to animals including Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets. In the Ambukuthi Hills to the south, Edakkal Caves contain ancient petroglyphs, some dating back to the Neolithic age.


Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River.



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Regards

Sharada Dilip

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