Saturday, October 24, 2009

I am back!!

Well, finally!! And about time too... Ok, for those who don't remember me (guess most don't coz I have been missing in action for a long time now), I am a cardmaker from India. I love crafting (no needlework and knitting though) when I have some spare time... I got into card making quite accidentally never having thought I could pursue a craft so seriously. This blog is my attempt to bring out the creativity in me. I do not sell my cards and mostly make them for personal use.

I have not been active in blog land for around 5 months now due to some personal problems. And during these last few months most of my crafting activities have been centered around my son - costumes for school functions; masks, animals with moving tails, trunk etc... when he was bored; trying many types of papercraft during his holidays just to keep him occupied and entertained - kind of sums up everything I have made since June! :-)) Why, just today I made him a spider bracelet that should do fine for his school's Halloween celebration (it isn't a very popular day around here so the bracelet and a spooky hat should be good enough).

Ok, coming down to the cards. I finally managed to get some time to do my own thing and decided to get down to some serious crafting. My favorite sketch blog has always been 2Sketches4you. So my comeback card (whoa! I am making myself sound like a celebrity, huh?) had to be based on their sketch.

The first card here is very loosely based on the sketch. I had to try these paper flowers from Kathy's blog somewhere so I added them to this card. I haven't added the sentiment yet. The champagne bottle and flute are stickers. I threaded a few buttons together for the embellishment.


Ingredients
CS: Metallic CS from DCVW, plain CS's from stash, DP from Hobby Ideas
Others: Leaf punch by Jef, 3D outliner from Hobby Ideas (used as champagne)


This second card is more of an actual adaptation of the sketch. Sorry about the poor light; the pics were taken from a mobile phone. Sentiment not yet added. This is an anniversary card like the previous one. I have 2 entwined hearts here (not clear in the pic) - a pink and a blue. The flowers and leaves were punched and hand embossed. Basically, it took a lot of effort to punch and shape all those flowers ;-)



Ingredients:
CS: Metallic CS from DCVW, others from stash
Punches: Flower punch from Carla craft, leaf from Jef
Others: rhinestones from stash, 3D outliner from Hobby Ideas, white microbeads from stash

That's from me for now. Hoping to be able to craft more often.

Cheers,
Smita

8 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

cute cards!

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing at 2S4y!
Laura

Sharanya said...

Prettiness!


And thank GOD you're back :D

Dora said...

I'm sorry to hear about you haveing ersonal troubles, I hope it's better now! Glad you back, missed your work!
Those card are beautiful!
Take care girl!

Juhi said...

Lovely cards, good to see u back in action! I love the row of buttons in the first one. The flowers look really pretty in the second....

DonnaMundinger said...

Yea!!! Smita, its been SOOOO long! Happy to hear from you! It's about time you get back to crafting. Hope things are better for you sweetie. Beautiful cards. I'm becoming a follower so that will put some pressure on you. LOL Big hugs! xxD

Rachana said...

hey smitha...cool cards especially the champagne one...do have a look at my blog http://rachanascraftycorner.blogspot.com/..thanks