Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A little spice, a little romance...

I know I have these terribly long intervals between two posts these days. I have been a little busy with other things. Aaryan had not been keeping too well over the weekend, and though I was able to craft, I hardly had the time to take pictures and put them up.
Coming back to the cards. Two cards are for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge hosted by Sankari and Brooke. I have been meaning to participate in their challenges since long but somehow haven't been able to. And this week, the challenge is not so difficult and I could have done a better job than what I have done... :-( I am a little upset. This week's theme was the movie, Bride & Prejudice. I have seen the movie... and the Indian element should have made it very easy for me to create a nice card. I am also a lover of bling and have loads of it in different formats in my stash (ribbons, laces, rhinestones, paints... everything....) but all I could come up with was these two.

The blue card (with the cake on it) is for my DH. It is his birthday on Monday and I made this one to match with the gift... he he... I am not revealing that as yet.. I am sure he will peek in here to see what I have been writing ;-).

Cardstock: Silver CS from the DCWV metallic stack, blue handmade paper, parchment paper
Rub-ons: From Hobby Ideas
Other: Ribbon and bling from local craft stores; 3D outliner from Fevicryl (used to fill in the hearts)

Our friends are celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary tomorrow. This card is for them. I am also hoping this qualifies for the 2S4U challenge- Kazan Sketch # 21.
Cardstock: Gold and copper CS from the DCWV metallic stack; red and yellow textured handmade paper
Others: Lace and eyelets, rub-ons from Hobby Ideas

And a sneak peek into another card for Vineet. This is my favorite... I loved how it has turned out and have made a matching post-it note holder for him. Hope he will like it. I love the brown leather textured paper from the Paper Company (yeah, I am going international ;-) ). I found the tutorial online and now I have forgotten where.... I will post the link as soon as I remember. I have written a poem inside that I found to be one of the most romantic ones I have read... It begins with 'Lay thy hand in mine, dear...' . Try to read it online if you can... I will post the entire poem after the 9th. :-)



Richa said...

I absolutely LOVE all 3 cards! Great work, Didi!! :)

Kazan Clark said...

Wow Smita we were wondering where you have been - glad to see you are back with so many awesome projects

zukesgirl said...

LOVE the blue card but the gold card reminds me of India -- such a richness of color.

cheryln said...

gorgeous cards! happy birthday to your dh!

Carol Dunstan said...

lovely, rich colours. These look great!

Sylvia D'souza said...

Hey Smita!

Lovely cards... especially loved the last one with the poem :)

~Christina~ said...

Great job...I love these :)

Maria said...

Wow, Smita. . .I think your cards are very elegant and the colors matches the movie. I've never seen the movie but isn't it an Indian movie.

I love the shimmery colors and the pretty card opening of your cards. Beautiful job!