Tuesday, August 30, 2016

More fun with CraftAdda stencils!

Hello all!
Today I have for you three fun tags I made using the awesome new CraftAdda stencils!
 I used Tim Holtz distress inks to create the backgrounds 
and then die cut the tags using the mft tag die.


For this tag, the stencil used is 'honeycomb' and the sentiment and the fussy cut dice used are woodblock stamps from StudioG. 


The stencil used for this tag is 'handwriting'. 
I added fussy cut flowers leaves  from W+9 Spring Blooms stamp set to make the tag pop!


I made this tag using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
The stencil used is the 'Moroccan design'.
I off set it and it used it twice to create dimension. 
I added the Memory box die cut flowers and 
the sentiment from the 'Sending Love' stamp set from Craftangles.

I finished of the tags with some black cord.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Playing with CraftAdda stencils!

Hello!
Today I am playing with the new CraftAdda stencils!
They are impeccably manufactured right here in India...the quality is excellent and they have been designed by CraftAdda's very own Khyati Kothari!

I decided on two colours...Tim Holtz Fired Brick and Dried Marigold distress inks and used three different stencils on smooth white card stock.



For this card, I used the 'Dots' stencil. 
I then used some sunshine yellow ink from Mama Elephant to add some brightness. 
I used the dienamics 'Band' die against the background and the sentiment from 
Concord and 9th stamps, seemed just perfect!!! 
I finished the card by adhering it to a kraft card base.



For this card, I used the 'Floral pattern' stencil. 
I used the darker colour first and then off set the stencil and used the lighter colour over it. 
This created some dimension to the design.
I stamped and cut the cushions from the stencilled cardstock 
and added them to the stamped and fussy cut orange couch. 
I used two different washi tapes to  anchor the couch and the coffee table. 
I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock, to make it bold.
All the stamps used here are from Papertrey ink.



To make this card, I used the "Argyle" stencil. 
I think this is my favourite...Though I dont particularly enjoy the grunge look..it totally works here!
It almost looks like flames doesn't it?
I added the cityscape die cut from PaperSmooches to this beautiful background.
I cut a strip from the bottom and placed it with a gap, to create some interest.
The sentiment is also a favourite..from 'Hot of the press'.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these cards and 
I hope you will try playing with these stencils too!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2016

August Coasteride at Indian Craft Room..round 2

Hello!
We at Indian Craft Room are back with round two of inspirations for the August coasteride challenge.



I am the  hostess this month and my challenge is...

 My challenge to you was to create a post card using the storyboard below.



 My challenge to you is to create a project  using only one colour, other than, white, black or kraft.

The challenge will run from the 1st to the 28th of August 2016.



 As always, we have a few rules. Please read them carefully before you play.





1. Follow Indian Craft room

2. Blog about the challenge on your personal blog and link your post back to Indian Craft room.

3. If you do not have a blog, please post about the challenge on social media and link it back to Indian Craft room

4. If you have a blog, download and display this ICR challenge badge prominently on your blog.



5. Display the story board prominently in your blogpost and link it back to Indian Craft Room.

6. Upload your photos to the ICR gallery using the tag name 
                      ICRCSPR01
6. Like ICR on Facebook and Instagram


If you have any questions, or just love what we do,
please feel free to leave  me a  comment below.



Our sponsors for this challenge are the awesome people
at The Craft Shop


Here is my 2nd inspiration for you this month.




To make this card, I started with a piece of bright pink card stock. 
I die cut the Speelbinders Shapeabilities  butterfly from it, creating a negative diecut. 
I dry embossed this panel using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. 
I cut the same butterfly from a piece of  light pink patterned paper from my stash
and inlaid the positive diecut into the negative and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock. 
I then mounted the entire panel onto a white card base and added some sequins to finish the card.
I just love the pop of pink against the white, don't you! 
I hope I have tickled your creative senses with this card and that you will come out and play this challenge!


CoasteRide ends at midnight on August 28th 2016
Don't forget to tag your submissions in the ICR gallery with the tag name 
ICRCSPR02

Now that you have all the details come on over and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!



Monday, August 1, 2016

August Coasteride

Hello!
We at Indian Craft Room are back with a new challenge for the month of August!!!



I am the  hostess this month and my challenge is...

 My challenge to you is to create a post card using the storyboard below.




The challenge end at midnight on 28th August.

 As always, we have a few rules. Please read them carefully before you play.





1. Follow Indian Craft room

2. Blog about the challenge on your personal blog and link your post back to Indian Craft room.

3. If you do not have a blog, please post about the challenge on social media and link it back to Indian Craft room

4. If you have a blog, download and display this ICR challenge badge prominently on your blog.



5. Display the story board prominently in your blogpost and link it back to Indian Craft Room.

6. Upload your photos to the ICR gallery using the tag name 
                      ICRCSPR01
6. Like ICR on Facebook and Instagram


If you have any questions, or just love what we do,
please feel free to leave  me a  comment below.



Our sponsors for this challenge are the awesome people
at The Craft Shop



Here is my inspiration for you this month.


To make this card, I  dry embossed  a piece of white card stock with a cuttlebug embossing folder for the base. I then die cut the rose and the leaves using Winnie and Walter dies. I cut and adhered a thin strip of white card stock for the stem. I then finished off the card with a bow made from MayArts jute ribbon.
I quite like the pop of the red against the white, don't you?

I hope you are inspired to make your monochromatic creation!!


CoasteRide ends at midnight on June 28th 2016
Don't forget to tag your submissions in the ICR gallery with the tag name 
ICRCSUM02
I will be aback with another card to inspire you on the 15th of august, so don't forget to stop by!
Now that you have all the details come on over and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CrafTangles Stamps and Stencils are here!

Hello! 
Craft adda has launched its fabulous range of  Craftangles photopolymer stamps!
I have had the honour of using them and I have to tell you, the quality is exceptional!!!

I have used the 
to make this card.



I paired a couple of papers from this cute paper pack and stamped two sentiments from the stamp set.
To cover the joint I used a blue satin ribbon and added a button from  my stash.

Craft Adda have also released their Craftangles  stencils which are made from superb quality plastic.
Since the festival of Rakshabandhan is in a months time, I decided to make a card with a rakhi. 
I used the stencil to create a background for my starfish rakhi. 
I used Tim Holtz distress inks to create the soft background.
I created the sentiment using stamps from Paper Smooches (Kinfolk) and MFT (Graphic masculine T and Graphic feminine T)
I made a few cards so I used my Misti stamping tool which made it so very easy!
Jennnifer Mcguire demonstrates how, here...


I hope you will be inspired to go over to Craft Adda and check out their new releases!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great evening!


Friday, July 15, 2016

July Coasteride

Hello!
We at Indian Craft Room are back with a new challenge for the month of July!!



Our hostess the month of June is

Bhavana

 Her challenge to you is to create a post card using the storyboard below.





The design on your postcard should be inspired by the poem above.

The challenge will run from the 1st to the 28th of July


 As always, we have a few rules. Please read them carefully before you play.





1. Follow Indian Craft room

2. Blog about the challenge on your personal blog and link your post back to Indian Craft room.

3. If you do not have a blog, please post about the challenge on social media and link it back to Indian Craft room

4. If you have a blog, download and display this ICR challenge badge prominently on your blog.



5. Display the story board prominently in your blogpost and link it back to Indian Craft Room.

6. Upload your photos to the ICR gallery using the tag name 
ICRMONO1
                     
6. Like ICR on Facebook and Instagram


If you have any questions, or just love what we do,
please feel free to leave  me a  comment below.



Our sponsors for this challenge are the awesome people at



Here is my inspiration for you this month.


To make this card, I used four different patterned papers..some from my scraps and a sketch from 
I used sequins from the Crazy Crafter!
It is an awesome craft supplies store run by Sudha Kalra.

The sentiment is from my brand new birthday stamp set from Concord and 9th
 and the wooden butterfly button is from my stash.

CoasteRide ends at midnight on July 28th 2016
Don't forget to tag your submissions in the ICR gallery with the tag name 
ICRCMONO1
I hope that I have inspired you to make a beautiful shaker card too!
Now that you have all the details come on over and play along!
You can link your submissions HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Coasteride -Postcards with a personal message!

Hello!
We at Indian Craft Room are back with a new challenge for the month of June!!



Our hostess the month of June is

Asha

 Her challenge to you is to create a post card using the storyboard below.



The design on your postcard should be inspired by the poem above.

The challenge will run from the 1st to the 28th of May


 As always, we have a few rules. Please read them carefully before you play.





1. Follow Indian Craft room

2. Blog about the challenge on your personal blog and link your post back to Indian Craft room.

3. If you do not have a blog, please post about the challenge on social media and link it back to Indian Craft room

4. If you have a blog, download and display this ICR challenge badge prominently on your blog.



5. Display the story board prominently in your blogpost and link it back to Indian Craft Room.

6. Upload your photos to the ICR gallery using the tag name 
                      ICRCSPR01
6. Like ICR on Facebook and Instagram


If you have any questions, or just love what we do,
please feel free to leave  me a  comment below.



Our sponsors for this challenge are the awesome people

Here is my inspiration for you this month.



To make this post card, I started out with a piece of 6"x4" ivory card stock. I downloaded a post card template from the internet and printed it on the card. 

You can download one here



I then went about making this post card as though it were a one layer card.


I took inspiration from the poem for the sentiment and also picked the colours that I loved from the story board.
I handlettered the sentiment using Sakura Koi watercolours and an aquabrush. I added the flourishes using the Faber Castell artist pens. The roses are from Altnew's 'Vintage Roses' stamp set.
I like the way it has turned out...I have made postcards in the past and these are wonderful little ways to send loving wishes to your special family and friends. Cardstock which is thick (250-300 gsm) can easily be sent in the mail  as long as it does not have any embellishments.

I hope you are inspired to make your own!!


CoasteRide ends at midnight on June 28th 2016
Don't forget to tag your submissions in the ICR gallery with the tag name 
ICRCSUM02
I hope that I have inspired you to make a postcard too!
Now that you have all the details come on over and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!