28.9.17

Handmade Bird house

Graphic 45 Birdhouse
Hi friends sharing a 3 D birdhouse I made using Crealies dies and gorgeous Graphic 45 papers with a bit of recycling thrown in.
Birdhouse
         I used the same Crealies dies to make birdhouse Tealight holders earlier this month [link here : Teacher's Day Gifts] and loved the projects so much I decided to give another twist to it! This is a fall themed home decor idea with mushrooms, flowers, pearls and flowers galore. A little birdie perching on a tiny branch is peeking out of her home!
Birdhouse
This project has feathers, natural dried pollen,gorgeous berries ,  fabric leaves and a bronze mushroom. Here is how I made the stand and base for the birdhouse:
Cardboard recycling
I recycled a cardboard tube [ the inside of a roll of bandage] by wrapping it with Graphic 45 paper and used it to form a stand for the birdhouse.
CD recycling
Recycled a CD to form a sturdy base for the bird house. Layered discs of foam, cardboard and pattern paper to give extra height and strength to the base .To give some more height also added the cardboard tube leftover from foam tape under the CD
Birdhouse
The little garden on the base of the birdhouse has Sospeso Trasparente flowers, puffy fabric flowers, mushrooms, butterflies and birds! The tiny butterfly and hummingbird are popped up on acetate so they appear to literally fly!!
Sospeso Trasparente flowers
The shining white flowers winding around the stand above and the shimmering orange daisy you see below plus the shiny leaves are all made using the Italian art form Sospeso Trasparente [ you can read about it here : Sospeso Trasparente explained]
Sospeso Trasparente 
I used Crealies dies and scraps of Graphic 45 papers to make the birds . It is so satisfying not to waste even the tiniest bit of your favorite paper! The shimmering white feathers you can see peeking from places were also made using Crealies dies.
Birdhouse
The shiny butterfly disc was  made from a scrap of Graphic 45 paper and a glass cabochon!
Birdhouse
And that is how the birdhouse looks on our terrace garden.I hope you liked this idea.

Supplies : DiesCrealies dies : Crealies Create a Box -13 Birdhouse, Crealies Double Fun[34]-Feathers,Crealies Double Fun-33 Birds,
Cheery Lynn  Mini butterflies with Angel wings,Cheery Lynn tiny things with wings,Cheery Lynn Sunflower,Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Memory Box Fringe Border,Wild Rose Studio Floral Frame,Provocraft Circles Die,Dienamics [MFT] Stitched Circle Scallop Frame
Papers : Graphic 45 Time to flourish ,Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate ,Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook
Linking to
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Metal : There is a big metal mushroom on the birdhouse
  3. Darnell's NBUS Challenge : NBUS items are the string of orange pearls I had been hoarding for ages and the design sheet of Sospeso Trasparente 


27.9.17

Bird Shaped Thank you Cards

Bird Shaped Thank you Cards
         Hi friends , here are some cute little birdies chirping by to say hi to my blogger friends and visitors! The birds are perching atop our bonsai orange tree.
Bird Shaped Thank you Cards
       I used a Sizzix BigZ bird die to make the bird shaped cards which are Thank you cards for my daughter's school teachers.
Bird Shaped Thank you Cards
          My daughter had been bogged down with exams but she did contribute by adding the very important googly eyes!! We cant have eyeless monster birdies now can we..?!! And to stand the birds have fun metal feet!!![ ahem binder clip feet]
Bird Shaped Thank you Cards
And yes we made 9 of them as she has 9 teachers this year!
Supplies : Dies :  Sizzix BigZ Beautiful Bird , Poppy Stamps Scribble Thank you
Papers : Papericious
Linking to
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Metal : The bird cards have metal binder clip feet!
  3. Darnell's NBUS Challenge : NBUS item is the Sizzix BigZ Beautiful Bird die 

26.9.17

Pop Up Hummingbird Card

Pop Up Hummingbird Card
           Hi friends, sharing a birthday card I made for a crafty friend I "met" on social media . I had missed her actual birthday so this was a rather hurriedly put together card to wish her a belated one!
Pop Up Hummingbird Card
The humming bird and flowers are stamps from Stampendous which I heat embossed and water-colored with  Zig Brush Pens .
Pop Up Card 
               The hummingbird  was put on a Spellbinders heart die cut and pops up in the center of the card by a twist and pop mechanism. I also added tiny golden butterflies, little golden hummingbirds and golden dragon flies!
Pop Up Card 
I will be dropping by soon friends...I have some repair work going on at home so a little caught up in that.
Supplies : Dies :  Stampendous Hummingbirds Die,Cheery Lynn  Mini butterflies with Angel wings,Cheery Lynn tiny things with wings,Tonic Studios Birthday Swirl,Memory Box Leafy Branch ,Spellbinders Lace Hearts,Dienamics [MFT] Radial Stitched Circle Stax
Stamps : Stampendous Hummingbirds Stamp
Linking to  : 
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Pop Up, 
  2. Darnell's NBUS Challenge : NBUS items are the hummingbird stamp-die set and the Tonic Birthday Swirl die

22.9.17

Owl Shaped Thank you Card

Owl Shaped Card
        Hi friends sharing another little Owl shaped card. This time popped up the polka dotted wings on a wing cut out of black glitter foam and bordered each wing with glitter foam leafy birder cut from the Poppystamps Emory Oval Frame die.

        Experimented combining different dies to make a simple flower[ used the Cheery Lynn rose to cut the flower petals from dotted pattern paper and the Poppystamps  large icelenad poppy die to make the glitter central pollen.
Owl Shaped Fancy Fold Card
And here is the inside of the card with a tea cup popped up on foam and a stylish Poppystamps Thank you  on a tag [ again from Poppystamps ]

Supplies : Dies :  Poppystamps Scribble Thank you, Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags, Poppystamps Large Iceland Poppy, Poppystamps Pine Boughs, Poppystamps Emory Oval Frame,Cheery Lynn  Large Rose, Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup , Sizzix Owl Label Fold A Long
Papers : Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday, Echo Park Dots and Stripes
Linking to  

20.9.17

Fancy Fold Step Card

Fancy Fold Step Card
          Hi friends , are you surprised to see so many posts from me?  I am on a determined spree to use up hoarded craft supplies. Do you have pretty papers that you love too much that you can't bear to use them...? Hehe I am big time guilty of that one and hope some of my friends can relate!!
Fancy Fold Step Card
          I used hoarded fall themed papers not only on the base of my card but to also make the embellishments like the die cut tree, the punched flowers and  the tea cup! I die cut the Memory Box tree twice and layered them offsetting a bit to give extra volume and depth and added some cute resin flower embellishments[ which again I loved too much that I have hung on to them for years!!]
Handmade Paper Flower
        The  Magnolia was made with a Spellbinders die and a subtle shimmer added using a special glitter called Crystal Clear. This beautiful glitter[available in India and also sold by the Heartfelt creations, USA] is made by my talented friend  Rajni Chawla   and she was so kind to send it to me to try out.Thank you so much Rajni!
Fancy Fold Step Card
I added rhinestone swirls above my tea cup and a shiny chocolate disc on the saucer!
Fancy Fold Step Card
Here is the side view showing classic fall elements on each step : acorns, a pumpkin, a lazy cat and fall leaves!
Fancy Fold Step Card
Have a good day!!
Supplies : Dies :  Memory Box Arboscello Tree, Memory Box Rounded Fence,Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup , Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Cheery Lynn  grass,  Spellbinders Magnolia,Spellbinders Happy Days,

Owl Shaped Fancy Fold Card

Owl Shaped Card
Hi friends, sharing a simple Owl Shaped Gatefold card.  She is a cute little Owl with bright orange glittery wings , lovely brown eyelashes and deep black soulful eyes!!
Owl Shaped Card
Little Owl opens to reveal a nice cuppa coffee to wish someone a Happy Birthday!!
Owl Shaped Card
It is a simple and cute card and I hope you liked it!
Here are more Owl cards from the past :  Gatefold Owl Card , Fancy fold Owl Card , Owl Shaped Card
Supplies : Dies Sizzix Owl Label Fold A Long, Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13 , Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup , Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur Die
Stamps : Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur Stamp, Studio G Happy Birthday
Papers :DCWV The Four Seasons Stack
Linking to  Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017,  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  Shimmer and ShineCraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge , All Sorts ChallengeDragonfly Dreams Challenge,Cuttlebugmania
Pixie's Snippets Playground : used snippets of pattern paper and different colors of glitter foam to make my little owl.
ModSquad Challenge- Leaves - Used 2 leaves on the flower and the pattern paper has fall leaves

19.9.17

Coffee and Poppy Card

Poppy Coffee Card
        Hi friends have you ever jumped to buy something and then let it sit for months without using it? Well in my case I bought this beautiful Poppy Stamps "Iceland Poppy"flower die set  nearly a year ago and this is the first time I am using it!
Coffee and Poppy Card
 The fun thing about this die is that you can make a dimensional yet flat flower[hehe that is a contradiction of sorts but I think my crafty friends will know what I mean!]! I diecut the petals in thick kraft paper and dotted pattern paper and glued the pattern paper diecuts on the kraft diecuts offsetting a little to get a cool margin.
Coffee and Poppy Card
         I am so glad I hoarded this cute cup with a heart  charm as it goes perfectly with the sentiment I used " warm hearts"!
        The woodgrain background was created using a gorgeous stamp from Winnie and Walter. The copper spoon is another craft item I had been hoarding and waiting to use on the right project!
Coffee and Poppy Card
I hope you are not too bored of seeing all the cute teacups in my recent posts! In this one I used gorgeous coffee colored glitter foam to make the cup !

Supplies : Dies : Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy, Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup ,Small tag from Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways ,Itsy Bitsy Word Banners
Stamps : Winnie and Walter Mini Scenery Multi Grain, Sentiment from HOTP Polar Bears
Pattern Paper : Itsy Bitsy
Linking to  Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017

Winnie and Walter Color Challenge. Used 
Winnie and Walter Mini Scenery Multi Grain Stamp and Small tag die from Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways

 Poppy Stamps Challenge Dots : Used Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy
, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  Shimmer and Shine,Addicted to Stamps 
CardzTV Challenge 13, Word Art Wednesday  , The Crazy Challenge 257,  CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge , 


17.9.17

Altered Penstand

Altered Penstand
Hi friends sharing one more fall themed project which I made for my craft table. Recycling makes me feel good and it was heartening  to give new life to a broken old nut cutter!
Recycling Craft
My favorite way to use pretty paper is to make 3 d projects for the home and I used gorgeous Graphic 45 papers to line the inside and outside of this multipurpose holder.
Altered Penstand
The  cups  were made using an Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup die set on foam , gold metallic paper and Graphic 45 Papers
Altered Penstand
I couldn't resist adding a smiley flower !
Altered Penstand
All the flowers on this project were made using  punches and dies . The filler flowers are my current favorite and were cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs dies.
Altered Penstand
And here is the altered stand with my water-brushes, scissors and paper-cutter!
Altered Penstand

Hope you liked this project!

Supplies : Dies :  Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13 ,Cheery Lynn Sunflower, Spellbinders Magnolia ,Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup,Elizabeth Craft Designs 728 Bunch of Flowers
Papers : Graphic 45 Time to Flourish , Graphic 45 Time to  Celebrate
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