My favourite artist.

Recently I was recently reminded of Artist Appreciation Month by Patience Brewster, a designer of handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts and so I was prompted to consider who has been my inspiration.  Kristina Werner, or popular as starofmay, is my first inspiration for making greeting cards.

3 years ago, I wanted to make a beautiful handmade card for my husband, which is when I came across Kristina’s channel on youtube. I loved her videos and the way she showed step by step process of making cards, various tools she had used and the perfection with which she finished off a handmade card, have all motivated me. I challenged myself if I can make such cards and implement my ideas with perfection. And that’s how my card making journey had began. I am also inspired by Jennifermcguire, Gayatri Murali, Sanketi, Aga, and the list goes on and on. There were many artists out there; however Kristina Werner has always been on top of my list.

It’s a wonderful world of card making that I was introduced to. I love everything about it. The colours, the variety of papers, wide range of tools, stamps and techniques. It isn’t time-taking when compared to the other form of art that I work on, like sketching, painting and different forms of designing. This is an advantage I have with cardmaking.
Thank you ‘Patience’ for reminding me about the Artist Appreciation month. You are the reason, I have this post up today.
Thanks for stopping by readers.

Old house –> New House

Hi all. We have moved to a new house this weekend. I have been busy over the past week, which seemed really looooong time, packing all the stuff in house; especially my craft material and the workstation. Hence there have been no cards and no updates on my blog all the while.
All the boxes and furniture were dumped in the new place on Sunday. It’s time to unpack my craft station here, today.  Good news!! There are many boxes yet to be unpacked. Any tips and advises in this regard will be highly appreciated. 🙂
 I bet most of you understand that it will take a while to turn a new house into home. I got busier with this whole house-moving, besides the job. I will hopefully find time and start making cards again soon.
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I love you – Guest Designing with CASE This sketch

Hi all. Today I am guest designing for CASE This sketch # 45. Yaay!! Their sketches are so interesting and fun to work on. Below is my take on the sketch for the week.
 “I love you” is the underlying idea, with the two birds as “I ‘n’ U”.  So I only stamped the sentiment ‘Love’.

Below is the sketch for the week. The moment I saw the sketch, I knew my card will be all cherry blossoms. Click on the link below to go to the challenge blog.

Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thanks for peeking in.

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Capturing the Moment

Hi all. It’s a beautiful day here in Jersey. So here is my card for this Monday’s challenge which is all about Capturing your moment  – How are you feeling at this moment? What major event is happening in your life or around you? Let that guide your card design.

My husband and I moved together into our first home the same time last year 🙂 So that ‘moment of remembrance’ guided my card below.

Do share your moment here at 365 cards here.  Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

Li’ll Birdie On The Wall

I could not leave the push pins area where the keys are hung idle. It looked too boring, which is why I left a bird perched on the craft stick. I tied ribbon to the buttons and on the other end stuck the craft stick.
I made this little birdie with craft paper and used foam board stickers for adding more colour.

My nephew- Abhi

I only have this 2 X 2″ photo of my nephew Abhiram. This little darling was safe in my wallet and that’s how I have it with me here. I couldn’t stop myself from making this little photo holder.

Abhi looks too innocent in this picture though he isn’t really as innocent.
I miss you Abhi.