Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bright and nice

I have a few cards to share with you today. Three to be precise. I am just too lazy to click pictures and post every day... I am trying to change this habit ;-) Hoping to be more regular soon...
Aaryan is down with a fever today and the poor kid hasn't eaten anything but 2 biscuits and a little bread since morning. I hope he recovers soon. :-(
Anyway here is something about today's cards.

This first one was a 'trial' card, if I may call it that. I wanted to try a tea bag folding star... it hasn't turned out great but then, as I mentioned, it was a 'trial' card, so I am happy I learnt what I wanted to. Inspiration again from Donna's blog. Of course, her card was beautiful and she had used the kite to make up her pattern and not this pointed star. I really wanted to use it for last week's sketch over at 2S4U but I finished the card only on Sunday...
Printed paper from Hobby Ideas; flower from a sticker strip from A C Moore; rub-on from Hobby Ideas
This next card is for a friend who is getting married soon. Bright colors are part of the Indian wedding... I haven't used any of the traditional reds and gold here though.. a little off beat for our kind of weddings.. The gorgeous patterned paper used here is from the Heidi Grace stack that I won. The printed vellum and pink velvet paper are from the Paper Company, the pink metallic card stock is from the DCWV stack, the flower - I don't remember the name, but it is again from the A C Moore set that Chirag got me, ribbons, lace and pearls are from by stash.

The last card is for 2S4U , Laura's sketch # 25. 2S4U seems to be the only challenge blog that really makes me create something every week (well, almost every week). Their sketches are always so much fun and seeing what the DT and fellow bloggers come up with week after week is truly inspiring.
The idea for the paper weaving was inspired by a creation by DeeDee (another one of my favorite cardmakers)! I added some tiny pearls to the center of the flower for added effect. I loved my card this week; Vineet thought the colors were a little offbeat and that I could do better with the sketch... What do you think?

Card stock: Green metallic sheet from DCWV; patterned paper from Hobby Ideas; embossed handmade paper from local stationer; green and pink tinted papers (used for the paper weaving bit in the center) from stash
Stamp: Gift stamp from Hobby Ideas
Others: Flower from a local craft bazaar; buttons, ribbons, pearls from local markets; sentiment from Heidi Grace; pompom lace and other ribbons from local markets; leaf punch by Jef


Richa said...

oh wow! love all 3 cards. especially the 2nd one! :) glad there's some activity here finally! :)

Habla's unwell? :( poor guy! hope he gets well soon!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful! I love the bright, fun colors:) I hope your little one feels better soon!

cheryln said...

lovely cards! hope your little one gets to feeling better!

Sharanya said...

He's unwell?? I hope he feels better soon :'( I wonder how he got fever in the summer..

Cards are pretty, as usual. I loved the bridal card- the idea is so unique!

Dora said...

What a lovely cards! All of them, think I will visit this blog more! Thank you!

Juhi said...

How is your son now? I hope he is feeling better.
hey cool, the tea bag folding card is cute, I had also tried tea bag folding once, but I had cut the squares for it by hand so it didn't come out so well, but yours is nice.
The wedding card is sooooooooo pretty, I love the colors...and the 3 ribbon loops on the top.
The card weaving is great in the third one and the colors are pretty too.


Maria said...

Awesome cards, Smita!! I love all of them. Girl, you've been busy! The colors are fantastic. . .so pretty!! Your trial is great too. . .I say, it's best to try than not try at all. .. you can only get better the next time!!

I love bright colors on cards. . .if you haven't noticed, I tend to use bright colors on my cards!! Keep up the great work! You're doing fabulous!

Awww, thank you about the comment about what your son said about my card. . .it's a major compliment. Your son is a sweetie!


Savitri said...

Beautiful cards!!! The colors are beautiful!!! Hope your son is better!!!

Lissie said...

Lovely card! Love the colors to! Have a nice day! :)