Wednesday, 23 August 2017

"And I will always Love you...." - Explosion Box (Vintage/ Shabby chic/ Mixed Media)

Hello my lovelies....
Has it ever happened to you.....a jingle or a song is stuck in your hear and you keep singing it again and again...even though you promise yourself you will stop.....it happened to me and the song that was stuck in my head was Whitney Houston's "And I will always love you....". No matter what I did It just wouldn't go away until I decided to do a project and finally write down the lyrics of this song on it.....It helped.
 I am putting this project up at the following challenges:-

  1. Addicted to stamps and more Challenge#256 - Anything Goes
  2. Butterfly Challenge#84 - Butterflies + Y is you choose and /or Wedgewood Blue
  3. Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge #29- Anything Mixed Media Goes
  4. More Than Words - August 2017 Main Challenge - Harmony and song Lyrics- The song that inspired me to make this is "And I will always love you " by Whitney Houston and I added it to my project. My project is all about a vintage love story and If you are married for so long than it signifies peace and harmony is your bond. It reminded me of my parents and their strong relationship even after 40 years of their marriage......Touch Wood. Also, I wanted to make this kind of project for ever and now that its done...I can live in peace and harmony....lol.
  5. Scrapping4Fun Challenge#97 - Anything Goes
  6. Scrapy Land Challenge#72 - Anything goes used Die from Scrapy Land - I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs die curvy leaves which added the leaves to my project. Though a simple die....It add the finishing touches to my project.
  7. Word Art Wednesday Week#296-297 - Anything Goes


I have a explosion box for you all today which was something I wanted to do for quite some time now. Its Vintage and Shabby chic......But I have used Mixed Media to make this one. Something different and I am sure we do not see much of this style....atleast I couldn't find anything related to this on the internet. this song made me think of vintage love story and so this entire layout and design and colors I used is based on this theme...."A Vintage Love Story...." if I may.
I have a video walkthrough of this project which I encourage you to watch to know the box looks from every angle. I have few pics here but I felt the pictures do not do justice to this project even though I tried my best to click from every angle.
This box is 6"cube has 5 layers in all. There are a few picture mats and tags as well held in pockets and belly bands. So it can take around 52 pictures max and 6 journaling tags which can be also used for pictures. Few mats can be written on as well and I feel its pretty functional.
I have metal legs attached to this box which are place 1/2"from the ground and these are pretty sturdy legs. These solve 2 purposes - It safeguards my flowers from getting squished and it added to the vintage feel.....Isn't ti awesome.
I have used kraft cardstock (270gsm)to build this box which makes the box very sturdy. The last layer is 6"square and the following layers to the inside are 1/2" smaller from the predecessor. The innermost layer is 4"in size. I have used Eno greetings paper pack - Romantic for the box. The handmade flowers and layers and done using scraps from Eno Greetings Retro Series paper pack. I think it has scraps from 3 paper packs from Retro Series.

In the center is a very beautiful ornate chipboard frame which is adorned with flowers and butterflies along with the lyrics of this timeless song. The orante from is basically built by me. I sandwiched the same chipboard background design I used on the top between 2 chipboard frames from ItsyBitsy. This frame actually is a pack of chipboard shapes I bought long time ago.....its an Oldie as well. I added gesso and embossed it with Gold an white embossing powders from Wow. I am pretty happy with the way it looks and those butterflies are divine.

All the flowers are handmade and I used my basic sizzix dies for this. The leaves are diecuts from elizabeth craft designs - Curvy leaves. I did stencilling on everypage and added doilies and cheesecloth. All the stencils are from ItsyBitsy and so are the doilies. All the pages are distressed using Tim Holtz distressing tool.
Ont he top, I have a ornate chipboard frame and a Chipboard background embellishment from Itsybitsy. They are also heat embossed with gold and white to achieve this shabby feel....
I hope you liked my Explosion box. I have never done this style and I am very excited to share something new with you all. I hope all liked it as well.


Friday, 18 August 2017

Happy Birthday Dude! - Dt post for LCC challenge Blog.

Hey guys
I have a DT inspiration post for you all today for the Let's Craft and Create Challenge blog. The theme for this month is Hey Dude! and so I have a birthday card keeping this theme in mind. This challenge runs for an entire month and you still have 2 weeks to put in your entries. Please click the link HERE to go the challenge blog.
I am putting this card up at the following blog challenges:
  1. Cards and more challenge #191- One Layer cards
  2. Addicted to CAS challenge#171 - One Layer Cards
  3. CWS challenge#17 - Boys to Men
  4. Addicted to stamps and more challenge#255 - Photo Inspiration - This picture has inspired me to do the layers of balloons on my card.
  5. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Week #296-297 - Anything Goes
  6. Scrapping4fun challenge #97- Anything Goes
This is a fairly simple card and it took me hardly 15mins to do this.So I started with a standard A2 size card base in white and stamped balloons on it using 4 different distress inks...all in the shades of blue....Tumbles Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty ocean and Faded Jeans. I stamped the same image with different colors in each row. You can add more rows with more shades but I had 4 shades and so I did 4 rows.
What's the fun of using distress inks without a little water... so I sprinkled a little water and waited for the magic to happen. Lifted the water with a tissue napkin and dried my card with a heating tool.
Then, I added silver strings to my balloons with a silver sparkle pen....but i did not press my pen too much and lightly drew all the strings using a t- ruler.
To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment with versamark and Black embossing powder from Wow. Sprinkled some fun sequins to give it a little hit of sparkle.
So here I finish my quick and easy birthday card...I hope you liked it and will give it a try. Thank you for reading this post and have a great day ahead.

Supplies used:
  1. Distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans
  2. White cardstock
  3. Sequins
  4. water
  5. Wow Black embossing powder
  6. Versamark
  7. Balloon stamp -  KAISERCRAFT Pop!- Treats stamp set.
  8. Sentiment - Geometric Nature - Mudra Craft Stamps
  9. Silver Gel pen
  10. Heat embossing tool - Wow

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Best Wishes - Tri Fold Money envelope/ Card -3

Hey guys
How are you all doing? Here I have a money envelope again for you all which is perfect for any occasion. I have a Best Wishes sentiment which is very generic and can be used for weddings, festivals or any other occasion. This is the third design in this line and I have a few more to share with you all.
In size while the envelope/card is 7" by 3.5" in size and is a 3 fold envelope. There is a small pocket to hold the money and the center part is empty to add our message. The top part is left empty and we can keep it that way or add a nice poem or some stamping depending on the occasion. Here are some close up shots of the envelope.
I am putting this project at the following blog challenges:

  • ScrapyLand challenge#71 - Anything Goes - I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs die.
  • DLART August Linky challenge - Anything Goes
  • Scrapping 4 fun challenge#96- Lace/ Ribbons
  • HLS August Anything goes with a Die challenge
  • Inky chicks challenge#86 - use a sentiment instead of an image.

  • Supplies used:
    1. Ranger White heat embossing powder
    2. Ranger Superfine black heat embossing powder
    3. Wow heat embossing gun  (ItsyBitsy)
    4. Versamark watermark inkpad
    5. Beige cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
    6. L'amour Paper pack (ItsyBitsy)
    7. Chipboard elements - Round Ornate Frame (ItsyBitsy) 
    8. White sakura flowers - The Craft Studio
    9. Tim holtz Distressing Tool
    10. Rose Buds - Adornos
    11. Small Roses - The Craft Studio
    12. Big open roses - Itsybitsy
    13. Sentiment - Geometric Nature stamp set - Mudra craft stamps
    14. Elizabeth Craft Design Curvy Leaves Die
    15. Silicon Glue (ItsyBitsy)
    16. White Adhesive
    17. White 1" Satin ribbon (ItsyBitsy)
    18. Cheesecloth

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    Amazing Love - Mixed Media layout/ Scrapbook layout- Full Tutorial.

    Hello all you wonderful people,

    This is Mukta here and today I have for you my first DT project for Itsy Bitsy.......Wohoooo!!...I am surely excited  to be a part of the Itsy Bitsy team and work alongside very talented ladies there. I hope to show you many crafty projects all with different techniques. There are going to be mixed media projects, scrapbooking, altered art and loads more from here onwards.....so stay tuned to the ItsyBitsy blog.
    Here is a glimpse of my project
    To know more about this layout, supplies, picture and a video tutorial please hop onto the ITSYBITSY blog by clicking HERE.

    I am putting this layout up at the following challenges:
    1. CraftAddiction Design Team and Challenge blog - Challenge #07/08 - Summer holiday in mixed media style
    2. Creative Artiste Challenge Blog- Challenge #29- Anything mixed media Goes
    3. Scrapping 4 fun challenge#96- Lace/ Ribbons
    4. Mixed Media & Art - July Challenge - The moodboard has inspired me to incorporate neutral shades and textures along with some butterflies.
    5. Butterfly challenge#84 - Butterfly + Y is You choose and/or W is Wedgewood Blue 
    6. DLART August Linky challenge - Anything Goes

    I hope you all liked this. Thank you for visiting me.

    Thursday, 3 August 2017

    Best Wishes- Tri Fold Money Envelope/ Card -2

    Hey guys
    How are you all doing? Here I have a money envelope again for you all which is perfect for any occasion. I have a Best Wishes sentiment which is very generic and can be used for weddings, festivals or any other occasion. This is the second design in this line and I have a few more to share with you all.
    I am putting this project up at
    1. ScrapyLand challenge#71 - Anything Goes - I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs die.
    2. Allsorts of challenge blog - Week 426 - Photo Inspiration - The colors and flowers in the pic have been an inspiration for the color scheme for my envelope.
    3. DLART August Linky challenge - Anything Goes
    4. Inkychicks Challenge #86 - Use sentiment instead of an image.
    5. WordArtWednesday Week # 294 - 295 - Anything Goes
    6. Modsquadchallengeblog - The Wing's The Thing - I have Butterfly as my focal point.

    In size while the envelope/card is 7" by 3.5" in size and is a 3 fold envelope. There is a small pocket to hold the money and the center part is empty to add our message. The top part is left empty and we can keep it that way or add a nice poem or some stamping depending on the occasion. Here are some close up shots of the envelope.
    Supplies used:
    1. Ranger White heat embossing powder
    2. Ranger Tinsel Gold heat embossing powder
    3. Wow heat embossing gun  (ItsyBitsy)
    4. Versamark watermark inkpad
    5. Red cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
    6. Daisies - Jasmine Siddhiqui
    7. L'amour Paper pack (ItsyBitsy)
    8. Chipboard elements - Garden Butterfly (ItsyBitsy) 
    9. White sakure flowers - The Craft Studio
    10. Tim holtz Distressing Tool
    11. Rose Buds - Adornos
    12. Sentiment - Geometric Nature stamp set - Mudra craft stamps
    13. Elizabeth Craft Design Curvy Leaves Die
    14. Silicon Glue (ItsyBitsy)
    15. White Adhesive
    16. White 1" Satin ribbon (ItsyBitsy)

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Best Wishes- Money Envelope -1

    Hello everyone
    How are you all doing? I was on a small vacation from 27th to 30th to celebrate my Birthday.....fully energized and now back to work. So, here I have a money envelope for you all which is perfect for any occasion. I have a Best Wishes sentiment which is very generic and can be used for weddings, festivals or any other occasion.
    In size while the envelope is 7" by 3.5" in size and is a 3 fold envelope. There is a small pocket to hold the money and the center part is empty to add our message. The top part is left empty and we can keep it that way or add a nice poem or some stamping. Here are some close up shots of the envelope.
    Supplies used:
    1. Ranger White heat embossing powder
    2. Ranger Tinsel Gold heat embossing powder
    3. Wow heat embossing gun  (ItsyBitsy)
    4. Versamark watermark inkpad
    5. Ash grey cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
    6. Wils open roses - yellow - Itsybitsy
    7. L'amour Paper pack (ItsyBitsy)
    8. Chipboard elements - Scroll Borders (ItsyBitsy) 
    9. Cheesecloth
    10. Tim holtz Distressing Tool
    11. Blue white rose - Personal stash
    12. Rose Buds - Adornos
    13. Small Blue roses - ItsyBitsy
    14. Sentiment - Geometric Nature stamp set - Mudra craft stamps
    15. Elizabeth Craft Design Curvy Leaves Die
    16. Silicon Glue (ItsyBitsy)
    17. White Adhesive
    18. White 1" Satin ribbon (ItsyBitsy)
    Thank you for reading this post. Have a nice day.

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    Happy birthday - With just a pop of orange

    Hello guys
    I dunt know why but i am just hooked on to handmade card.....everyday I wake up with something new buzzing in my head and I can't rest until its done. July for me marks the beginning of Birthday season for me and I have a lot of Birthdays lined up....so I decided to stock up on my cards so that I have enough to send to everyone I know.
    I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
    1. Paru's Card making Challenges - July - Happy Birthday
    2. Scrapping4fun Challenge #94- Birthday
    3. The Flower Challenge#10 - Embossing Dry/Heat
    4. HLS July CAS card - Birthday
    5. Addicted to CAS challenge #115 - Summer - My card has summer bright colors
    6. Addicted to stamps and more challenge #251 - Anything Goes
    7. Double D challenge - A pop of color with Black and White - I have my inspiration from the moodboard.

    Its a fairly simple card and took me 1 hour to make it considering that I colored the flower with watercolor pencils. Though, I did use water to blend them initially and so I started with a watercolor cardstock. But then, I was very unhappy with the blending and went back again with the pencils and did some shading on the flower..
     So, I heat embossed the flower and colored it with my pencils. I then fussy cut it out and kept it aside ready to mount on the panel. For the front panel, I stamped the leaf from the same stamp set several times using dye ink. I added a little black thread and on top adhered my flower. I glued this panel to a black cardstock making sure it was peeking out from 2 sides only. I added this to my chrome yellow standard A2 size cardbase. I finished my card with the sentiment stamped on vellum and added it to the front of the flower and sprinkled some clear sequins. I hope you liked my simple card with a pop of orange.

    Supplies used:

    1. Watercolor cardstock
    2. Geometic Nature - Mudra Craft stamps
    3.  Sequins- Clear- Mudra stamps
    4. Black cardstock- 270gsm - A1 Craft
    5. Chrome Yellow cardstock - 270 gsm
    6. Watercolor pencils - FaberCastle
    7. Momento Tuxedo Black Dye ink- The Craft shop
    8. Ranger Multi medium matte- The craft shop
    9. Wow Heat gun- ItsyBitsy
    10. Wow gold Embossing powder - ItsyBitsy
    11. Versamark - ItsyBitsy
    12. Vellum - ItsyBitsy
    13. Black thread

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    Handmade card - Wishing you Peace and Tranquility ( LCC DT Inspiration).

    Hello guys
    I have a wonderful news to share with you all today. I have started my term as a DT member of Lets Craft and Create challenge Blog from July onward and today is my first blog post for them. I have an inspiratin card to share with you all today and the this month's challenge is Just Beachy or Red, white and Blue.  So here is my card for this month's challenge. I would encourage you all to join in this month's challenge which you can enter by clicking this Link

    Now onto my card, it is a very simple card and took me 20 mins to complete it. to begin I took a white textured cardstock and did some ink blending with just 2 distress inks - Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. I splattered some water and lifted some color off. I heat set this and then I did the waves using Modelling paste and Papericious Frosting Powder. I heat set everything and then stamped my sentiment using Archival Ink Black. the slippers are fussy cut from Red cardstock and it was fun to sketch and cut something out. I used my white gel pen to do the straps. I matter this panel with a Kraft cardstock and then mounted it on a standard A2 size white cardbase. Finished my card with some sequins from Mudra stamps.
    I hope you like this quick and easy card....super fun and easy to make.

    Supplies used:
    1. Prima Marketing Modelling paste 
    2. Papericious Frosting Powder
    3. Kraft , Red,  White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
    4. Textured White cardstock (250gsm) - ItsyBitsy
    5. Distress inks - Tumbled Glass and Mermaid lagoon
    6. Mudra stamps- Wishing you stamp set
    7. Mudra stamps - Sequins -Clear and Pumpkin Harvest
    8. Black Archival ink
    9. White gel pen
    I am putting this card up at
    1. Cards and more challenge #189 - Holidays and Summertime - My card is inspired by my holiday to Goa which is full of beaches and a must for summertime.
    2. Try it on Tuesday - Let it shine - I have used sparkling frosting powder on my card.

    Monday, 17 July 2017

    Follow your dreams - Shabby chic handmade card

    Hello everyone
    today I am breaking my watercoloring streak and got back to doing what I love making....shabby chic cards! A big shout out to everyone who loves shabby chic cards... I love shabby chic and cant get enough of them.
    I am putting this card up at the following blog challenges:
    1. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Get in Shape - I have incorporated hexagons and  #d elements
    2. Butterfly challenge#82 - M is matching Pairs and O is color of Orange Peel - I have used 2 same butterflies and orange color.
    3. Craft Addiction design Team Challenge #07 and #08 - Summer in mixed media style - I have made a shabby chic card
    4. Cute card Thursday #486 - Ribbons/ Bows - I have incorporated bow in my card.
    5. DLART July Linky challenge
    6. DLART Thankful thursday #208 - Anything Goes
    7. Scrap and Craft Challenge #5- summertime with butterflies - My card complete summer with flowers, butterflies and honeycombs
    8. Craft Milka - I love math challenge #6 - Hexagons
    I started with a white cardstock cut to 4" x 51/4" and I did some distress ink blending with Spiked Marmalade through a honeycomb stencil I just used 1 ink and just varied my pressure to get the gradient effect. I distress ed the edges with a distressing took and then added some neutral hemp twine around the front panel and finished with a cute bow. I mounted this onto a 41/8" x 53/8" orange cardstock which was also distressed on the edges using some fun foam. I mounted this onto my white card base cut to 41/4" by 51/2".

    Once everything was assembled, I added some cheesecloth and then assembled all my flowers. Finished off the card with the sentiment and sequins. But then, I thought something was missing and thats when I decided to add butterflies which are white heat embossed and then colored with Spiced Marmalade distress ink. I shaped them and added them on my card and then added glossy accents to few of the honeycombs...super fun when you look up close.

    So, that completed my card...I hope you all like it.

    Supplies used:
    1. White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
    2. Orange cardstock (270gsm) 
    3. Glossy accents
    4. Distress inks - Spiced Marmalade
    5. Mudra stamps- Geometric Nature
    6. Mudra stamps - Sequins - Harvest Mix
    7. Stencil- Honey comb- ItsyBitsy
    8. Ranger heat embossing powder - Superfine White 
    9. Versamark watermark inkpad
    10. Wow Heat gun
    11. Ranger multi medium matte
    12. Tim Holtz distressing tool
    13. Hemp twine - Neutral - ItsyBitsy
    14. Butterfly stamp set - Hampton Art 
    15. Flowers - Personal Stash
    16. Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink