Saturday, January 3, 2009

A little explosion...!

Happy New Year everyone!!!
It has been a busy week this. First, we had this small New Year's eve party at home. We had called Vineet's friends... I did quite a bit of cooking and everyone else got something along too... a kind of mini potluck. We had good fun. I had made cards for all the couples. Couldn't click pictures... it slipped out of my mind.
And then, yesterday was Aaryan's birthday. No party this time. Aaryan and I went out to the mall in the afternoon and spend a good 2 hours playing games he loved. Mamma and Papa aover in the evening. Then we all went to have 'pizzaaaaa' at Pizza Hut. Well, 'pizza' is Aaryan's latest craze - a little because he likes it and more because he can say the word ;-). Anyway, my little one is very happy with all the gifts he received. So, I guess it was a wonderful day for him as well.
And today, I made this card for Richa. I was going to post it later but I tried embellishing it keeping in mind Laura's sketch 16 at 2S4U. And this is what I came up with - a little explosion box card. I saw this on one of the blogs I visited (Popsicle Toes) and then used a mixture of a few tutorials and some of my own twists. It has not come out perfect but I am happy. One of my New Year resolutions is to learn a new technique/idea every month and make a card out of it. This looks like a good beginning, doesn't it? :-) With an absolute lack of tools here, I think it is good enough.
About the card:
The patterned papers used here (yes! I finally managed to lay my hands on some) are 'Candy Stripes' and 'Lavender Sky' both by Finmark Decoupage; The paper for the outer box is again from a metallic sheets pad that I got from A C Moore. I used some stamps for the inner box; they are all from Hobby Ideas. Miscellaneous buttons and lace.
Hope you like my attempt at making a little explosion.

Sorry the pictures are a little haphazard!!

And Richa, since this is for you and I am revealing it a good week before your birthday, I hope you like it too!! We will miss you a lot on your birthday. You are the world's bestest sister, y'know!!


Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful Smita! You are so creative.
Hugs & Happy New Year!

Heidi Van Laar said...

What and adorable box! I saw this box on Donna's blog (Popsicle Toes) and I love your interpretation!

..tina.. said...

This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Sharanya said...

Oh my GOD. This is gorgeous, didi!

Rach said...

a beautiful explosion box, so pretty. hugs rachxx

Stacey Schafer said...

Love your little gift box! It is darling and fits the Jewelry Color Inspiration #18 very well. Thanks for searching for me:) I look forward to seeing your future takes on the challenges, too!

Sankari W. said...

Hi Smita!! What a great explosion box - it is just so pretty! Your sister will love it!! Congrats on your son's birthday - so sweet that he had fun playing games - my kids are pizza lovers as well - its quite fun to make one with them at home... :) So great to come over for a visit on your blog - sending you and your family a basketful of happy wishes for a wonderful New Year!!
Sankari :)