Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Cards

Hello Friends ,
Its Holiday Season, I love the month of December..... its time to think about what to give those special people in my life,  I want to be sure they know how much they mean to me and my list is long!! 

I started with cards & I love CAS cards :)

 I enjoy using stickers & most of my cards are made around them !

 Here I have used most of the scraps from cards made last year for christmas :)

 I am very much happy with the out come :)

Finally this card is my favourite, made this for a friend who loves snowman :)
 I have used a PP ,chipboard birdie here, hand drawn & cut the snowmen & printed Christmas wishes !

I am entering challenges

The ItsyBitsy Make it Festive Challenge

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Diwali Glitter cards!

Hello Friends ,

Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India, it is the festival of lights and celebration. 

Diwali / Deepavali is our favorite festival ... No wonder that the most popular Diwali Greeting cards will have atleast one diya figuring in them. 

Happy DIWALI!!
I hope you all liked my cards, Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Sharada Dilip

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mini Accordion Anniversary Card

Hello Friends,
I am hooked on to accordion cards these days & here is my latest creation :)

Romantic/love/anniversary handmade personalised albums/scrapbooks,
Its time to celebrate , celebrate togetherness & here's what I made to make someone special on their special day !

I am in love with the Tatty Teddy Bear from the Do crafts collection !

The stamps are We R Stamps, Die cut hearts & tags from Itsybitsy

Inside of the card - There are 4 tags to write messages on..

Romantic/love/anniversary handmade personalised albums/scrapbooks,

The person who received the card was totally happy my creation ! 
After completing a project handed over with complete trust on my design and concept and hearing some very sweet feedback from the client 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Diwali Cards

Hello Friends,

Diwali is nearing, Loads of stuffs happening at the home front so I just started making Diwali cards.

Today sharing simple cards I made last year as soon as I bought my Big Shot & completely missed out on sharing it here !!

For these 2 cards I have used dry embossing technique and put my embossing folders in good use with handmade papers.

Here are creative ideas using scallop circle dies 

And what is more Diwalish, than some bling, diyas and lanterns :)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LOVE - see the beauty around you!

Hello Friends,

Scrapbooks have been my all time favourites & seems like everyone around also is in love with my Memory Books :) Hence I have been busy making Books n Books in the last 2 months !! Without bragging much here I present to you a Love Book !!

Romantic/love/anniversary handmade personalised albums/scrapbooks,
Romantic/love/anniversary handmade personalised albums/scrapbooks, 

Its my cousins wedding this november, we have grown up together so many memories growing up & he has been a special Brother as he was my support system always.... as we grew up we have grown apart but still we spent our best years together !! I always wanted to make it special & didn't want this lovely event go off without a special handcrafted Gift!

I am making a love book for him for him & his fiancee... for the memories of their courship, engagement & wedding memories! 

I chose to go with the Mariposa papers(


Handmade roses with glitters  Swirly Hydrangea Die for the flower  
LOVE STRUCK CLEAR STAMP LOVE BIRDS has lovely small stamps that I have used in the back drop!
MARIPOSA POP UP WORDS GLITTER EM-029-00023 1PK DCWV stickers used here.

Here's the close up of the Front page! 

I have used 7 roses that symbolises the wedding vows :) Celebration Time so loaded with glitters & colours like copper n bronze !

Inside view - small pockets cards to write down sweet memories or dates !

I am sharing few of the pages I found interesting & want to share

 Photo mats with photo corners to hold pictures

On the last page made an accordion book reads 'Forever & always"with embossed pockets which also holds 7 photo's & journal tags! 
This part has been my favourite among the whole book ...

Finally a sweet msg for my Brother-

You were always my best friend, looking out for me

making sure the path I traveled on was smooth.

Even if I searched the world over

there cannot be a better brother than you.

Wishing You Life's Best Always..

This memory book is very special to me & I have enjoyed every bit making it !!

I am in love with this Love book!!

  let me know how much u liked this book :)

Playing along with

The Anything Goes with ItsyBitsy Challenge

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Winnie The Pooh quilled name plate

Hello Friends 

Today I have a quilled name plaque in Winnie the Pooh theme !

I am sharing a step by step pictures of making this name plate :) I have used only basic quilling here!

This art is also called Quilling Typography
It requires a lot of patience and nurturing, just as you would take care of a baby. Moreover since it's paper, making corrections is extremely difficult. Everything we do is a learning process and paper has its limitations because it is very fragile.

However, there are also few crucial points I would like to add in keeping your typography neat and tidy:

I like to use PVA white glue for all my typography works. It dries faster and hold your paper pretty nicely. A quick tip: I usually put a dash of pva glue on a paper plate and leave it for a while. By the time I started quilling, the glue would be sticky enough to hold the quilling shapes and dries faster. It would also be easier for you to clean if you mess up. 
If you’re just starting typography, use thicker paper for the typography outline. 
The bigger the letters, the easier it is to quill. So start with big-sized letters. Once you’re familiar with it, you can give smaller-sized letters a try. 
Practice makes perfect. With lots of practices, and researches, I’m pretty sure that you’ll find your own favourite style :) 
Typography quilling is one art that requires lots of patience, and sometimes it took me days, or even weeks to finish (and few papercuts here and there). Don’t easily give up. The above tutorials are THEIR ways of doing it, but you can always bend the ways, and create your own. :) 

Give it a try, and good luck!

This is the name plate after being framed :) The receiver is a 3 yr old toddler n he loved it!!

Here are few of my previous quilled plates 

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!


Sharada Dilip

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Faux Lattice Window Card

Hello Friends ,

Today my son asked me something really sweet , He wanted to know weather I shall be making cards for my teachers too like the ones I made for all his favourite teacher!

This struck to me, I had to make something special for someone who has taught me everything !

Your Inspiring words & Touching Gestures,

Made me what I am & Who I am .....

any amount of thanks wouldn't be enough ,

I love creating this project with 


Quilling strips for lattice window
quilled roses from 5mm quilling strips
Ribbon lace 
Inked the roses & lattice window with baby pink stamp pad!

Here is a small note attached inside for all that I wanted to write for my loving Madam! She just celebrated her 60th birthday so this card went in for wishing her for her birthday & teachers day !

Thanks for being my inspiration!

I am playing along 
DCAM -Shabby is Chic!
PPS -Anything Goes!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My Toddlers Teacher's Day creations

Hello Friends ,
This Teacher's day me & my son geared up to make some lovely cards for the teachers & wanted to make a fun theme so we choose to make teddies , bees n butterflies :)

Here are some lovely ideas on how make a teacher's day card with your Toddler.

This year Dhruv choose to colour or else he gets only to stick :) I printed out lovely pages for colouring and he did his job well. He doesn't colour inside the lines yet so cut it out n let him stick it on the card stock :) I added a printed sentiment inside the card .

We decided to make cards for all the teachers in his pre-school as this will be his last year here . So we finally made 12 cards !

 We are making use of 6x6 card stocks from ItsyBitsy!

 I felt the urge to make window cards seeing the lovely teddies dhruv chose to colour :)

I made the best use of my embossing folders in all the cards we made :)

we made a few cards with teddy bear punches card with lil hearts on them & used the cute teddy tapes too

One more window card with rainbow colours :)

Here we went ahead with tapes & border punch instead of embosing!

some more cards with doillies & dragonflies 

 Here is a special card which went along with a handmade book !

Handmade mini note books made from old note book papers ! 

Here are the cards finally packed with some awesome handmade gifts along ! 
I have decorated the envelope with the tapes I have been hoarding from long! I guess I put them in good use this season!

We had loads of fun making it :)

Last year we choose to send to school  my sons Favourite story " The hungry catterplillar " photo card  !

Hungry Catterpillar 

So what have You been making for teachers day ?

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