Monday, June 22, 2015

Guest Designer - Bhavana Kesarkar

Good Morning dear friends! Today I'm so very happy to welcome our guest designer

She is such a sweet lady and a very beautiful and talented card maker and I love her simple sweet and trendy cards so much! I hope you'll love her creations too!
Now let's hear from her..

I am so thrilled and excited to be the guest designer at Create Something Catchy challenge. Thanks Deepti for inviting me over her. 

So a little about me. I started blogging in 2007 to share my creations. When I came across beautiful handmade cards on other blogs I was amazed and later on exploring more on youtube, pinterest I got hooked to card making and I enjoy the process of making cards. You can visit my blog at 

I loved this month theme at Create Something Catchy which is summer like.

My first card is all floral using the cool color scheme above
I stamped the images on white cardstock and die with the coordinating die. Added few tiny drops of gray watercolor paint with a small brush. Stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts soft granite ink. Other inks I used are Hero Arts Vanilla, bubble gum, mint julep and Wplus9 falling star. Used  glue and foam tape to stick the flowers. Completed the card by adding some sequences. The stamp set I used is Ellen Huston Bohemian garden and its coordinating die.

For my second card I kept the focus on the sentiment. Die cut the Hello word on white cardstock. I used Winnie & Walter hello die. For the background I used watercolor paper, picked raspberry, mustard seed and peacock feathers distress ink and water.  I love how the different distress inks mix together. After drying the water color paper I stuck it directly on the white card base and added foam tape at the back of die cut white cardstock and stuck on to the watercolor paper. Added a few enamel dots to finish my card. 

Hope you all liked my cards and got inspired.

Wow!! Both the cards are really fantastic. Thank you so much Bhavana for being our guest and friends I hope you like these cards and don't forget to join the fun at CSCC #15 - CAS Cards

Thanks and Take care!

Monday, June 15, 2015

CSCC #15 - CAS cards

Hello dear friends! Welcome back to our second round of inspiration. I hope you are enjoying our current challenge. 

Theme : Make CAS cards inspired by the below pic


1. Create only cards
2. You can enter twice
3. You are welcome to combine with any number of challenges
4. New work please
5. Have fun.. ;)
6. Last date - 25th June

And the winner will receive a GV of Rs. 500/- to The Craft Shop

Here is the inspiration from our Team B

I hope you got inspired and I hope you would join the fun.. Please enter your projects here
Thank you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Winners, Winners and Winners

Hello everyone! hope you are all fine. I'm really very sorry for this delayed winners post.. You guys really rocked our previous challenges and we really enjoyed visiting your blogs and looking at your beautiful  creations  ;)

Alright! without further ado I'm announcing the winners now..

Super Picks


Sorry! I'm unable to reach your blog and copy your pic. But you did a cool job!


Awesome sketching and loved all the details.


Super gorgeous quilling and it shouts elegance.


Halak Shah

Pretty sweet and simple and all the things matched perfectly.

Super Picks

Dr. Sonia

Awesome as always!


Lovely color combo and look at that dreamy feel! Lovely!!


Such a sweet and simple card yet so beautiful.



Super duper project Pooja. Guys! You must go and check her blog. Great work!

CSCC #14 - Mixed Media Challenge Winners

Super Picks


Oh! I so love this color combo.. So trendy!


Yay! That's really pretty with all the gorgeous blooms


Super simple and I love all the placement of things!



I can tell only one word about this project - so gorgeously, beautifully messy

Congratulations dear ladies! You all did a wonderful job. Super picks and winners please grab your respective badges and winners please write a mail to to claim your prize. Thank you so much for stopping by and friends! don't forget to take part in our current challenge CSCC #15 - CAS cards. Thanks again! ;)

Monday, June 8, 2015

T Time: Water bush stamping and painting with distress inks.

Hi everyone Rahmat here, today I am sharing a simple tutorial for the T time.
I was experimenting with water brush stamping, and coloring with distress inks, I quite like the effect. So thought of sharing it here.

Things you will need:
1. water brush
2. water
3. distress inks
4. outlined stamp of your choice
5. card stocks

I chose mama elephant - freestyle floral here, these are just flower and leaves outline stamps.
You need outline stamps for this technique, normal stamps aren't going to work here.

Dip the brush in water and then lightly run over the distress ink pad, and brush the stamp with the ink.

Stamp it on a card stock, the stamp impression will be sort of light and faded, its ok, now you just need to go in with the same color, and paint the flower/image.

Once done, and dry, fuzzy cut it, and it is ready to use as an embellishment or do it directly on the card.

 I made the below card, I decided to use it straight on the card, plus also added a fuzzy cut too.

I hope you join us for our current  Clean and Simple challenge here.

I hope you all find this tutorial useful, and do leave me a feedback if you time. Have a great day xx

Monday, June 1, 2015

CSCC #15 - CAS cards

Hello dear friends! Welcome back to our brand new and stylish challenge for the month of June

Clean and Simple Cards
inspired by the below pic!

(create a card inspired by the pic. You can get inspired by the colors, elements and etc)

Look how cool and trendy is this pic! I love all the pastel shades, such a soothing sight to the eye in this hot red summer!


1. Create only cards
2. You can enter twice
3. You are welcome to combine with any number of challenges
4. New work please
5. Have fun.. ;)
6. Last date - 25th June

The winner of this challenge will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- to 

And now here is the inspiration parade for you from TEAM A

Hope you like all the cards and got inspired. Be sure to come back again on 8th for t-time and for more inspiration. I hope you would join the fun.. Thanks for stopping by and take care I'll see you soon.. :)