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A Late Valentine's Day Card

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It's been a few weeks since I've blogged. Today I decided to make a simple valentines day card. While going through my stamp stash, I came across this cute set which I received as a gift and it instantly fit my idea. I stamped the fox a couple of times with my black archival ink and then colored it with my watercolor pencils. I didn't quite like the color so I went in with my sketch pens. For the card base, I added a few splashes of my worn lipstick distress ink + water and then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set. I wanted to make it a CAS card but thought that it looks too plain. So I decided to write a few lines on a scrap piece of paper, fold it and add it to the center of each fox. Topped off the lines with a heart stamp.








Entering this card for the following challenges:

1) Lawn Fawnatics - Bring it Back (My old stamp set and distress ink)
2) 613 Avenue - AG
3) Besties Challenge - AG
4) Crafty Creations - AG
5) Crafts Galore Challenge - AG
6) Mix it up - AG + Optiona…

A Pink Christmas | Mixed Media | Card

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Since the last 24 hours I've been in the mood to create a lot so do expect a lot of content for the upcoming week.

For my second Chrismas card, I wanted to incorporate my favorite color - PINK! For the background, I used my old stamps + stencils to create a textured background and followed it up with a coat of diluted gesso. For the baubles, I used pink food coloring as the color is vibrant and followed it up with the same stamps + stencils. After fussy cutting the baubles, I assembled the card and went over the baubles with my white pen and perfect pearls in black and white. To finish it off, I used a handwritten sentiment and added a few splashes of white gesso.




Entering this card for the following challenges:

1) Wordartwednesday - anything-goes
2) Creations in Pink - Challenge # 16 - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
3) Sparklesforumchallenges - Challenge # 122 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
4) Challenge #12 - Anything Goes Mixed Media Creative Challenge at We Love 2 …

A Christmas Scene Card

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It's been a bit tough getting back to crafting amidst college work but since Christmas is just around the corner, I just couldn't stop myself. I have an obsession with collecting cards be it Christmas, New Year, Birthday, Easter, Anniversary and especially Indian Wedding cards (the variety is endless).

I chose a few cards and upcycled them to make my first Christmas card of the season! Here are two closeups of the card.



I'm entering this card for the following challenges:
1) Simonsaysstamp - Simon Says: Lets Sparkle 2) Creataliciouschallenges - Challenge #176 ANYTHING GOES with optional winter 3) 613 Avenue Create - Challenge # 228 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Doodling or Zentangle Art 4) December Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #70 and DT Call 5) Challenge #12 - Anything Goes Mixed Media Creative Challenge at We Love 2 Create at Polkadoodles 6) Bestieschallenge - December Challenge 7) MIUCB #32 - Anything Goes + Veggie Stamping 8) Wk 48 - Anything Goes Card making & Cra…

Passion led me here.

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So again it’s been a while, but as you know college life never gets easier, as much as I love doing crafts and being creative I needed some time off for my exams and I’m back at it again. Blogging and sharing what I do is one of my biggest passions and I don’t want to lose touch with it, as they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Quite often I have seen that those who do crafts often have the best of best tools and the newbies seeing all this get intimidated and choose to not get crafty, but let me assure you that to be creative you do not need all those things just the basics and you’re good to go. Through my blog, I want to show how you don’t need to spend too much to make a good card or a DIY project and you do not need a billion tools to get crafty, using things lying around your house can be just as good. Working on a budget can get tricky if you want to get a few necessary things which may be expensive, but I will try my best to be reasonable with any spending. …

Background Stamped Flower Card

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For today's card, I thought I'll do something different. I wanted to make a PP type of a background so I grabbed my Mandala stamp set by Peek-a-boo designs and used the flower mandala stamp on the entire background. For colouring them, I went with my old watercolour pencils over all the flowers. Added black glitter to the edges. Then I used my alphabet stamp set to stamp out the words 'Happy Birthday', stamped and cut three more mandala flowers and glued it in the middle to complete the card. Here are a few pictures. 


Entering this card for the following challenges: Stamplorations - June Challenge - Theme and Sketch
Simplycreatetoo- agopt-twist-use-lots-of-flowers Corrosivechallengesbyjanet - challenge-6-june-anything-goes Wk 25 - Anything Goes Craft challenge at Polkadoodles pinkgemchallengeblog - Wk 11 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge avenue613 - Challenge #222-Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: More Than One Fold alphabetchallengeblog - G is for Grunge or Glitz cute…

B&W + Blue Card

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I'm finally back after a few days of planning out my posts for the next few weeks. Today I've made a simple Black and White card and added a dash of blue with the handmade flowers. I have built up the base by adding different pattern papers, book sheets and lace. Here are a few pictures of the card.



I'm entering this card for the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2019 challenge Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - ANYTHING GOES with optional twist of Circles Love To Scrap Challenge - No Rulz 3 Simply Create Too - AG/OPT TWIST USE LOTS OF FLOWERS Mmm Challenge Blog - Lots of Flowers
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A New Beginning

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Hey! Feels really weird to have finally come back to blogging after almost 3 years. The biggest reason for leaving blogging was my academics, I got held up with it and couldn't make time to post.I tried many times to get back but just didn't. Finally this year, I decided that it's time to get back to doing the thing that I love the most - art.Over the last three years, I have had many crazy experiences which threw me out of my comfort zone. I realised that I was blessed with the basic amenities of life, a loving family and great friends while there are so many people out there who don't have any of them. I also  realised that my skills, capabilities and passion are so well defined that I need to make the best use out of them. What better way than through this blog? With that thought in mind, I decided to change the concept of my blog completely.Let's start with the basics.Who am I?My name is Sidelle Menon and I'm 20 years old.What is the blog going to be about?A…