Monday, October 28, 2013

Something Special for Someone Special


Deepa....She is like my daughter but more like a friend. 

 She had got a puppy, whom she named Lassie, and seeing Lassie, my second son too wanted a dog. So we went for a German Shepherd, like Lassie.  I remember when I got the dog, Deeps, (that's what I call her lovingly),  carefully wrote down the do's and dont's of taking care of dog. She is a sweetheart and I wanted to gift something special for her b'day and here is what I came up with.




Here is the card I made for her.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

My best friend ever.





I don’t want words to express….
I don’t need tears to shed……
I don’t need to ask for a smile…..
Or a hand to hold me…..
All I need is
To be your friend, forever!

Beautiful words on friendship... 
My dearest friend has been a a source of support, fun and a shoulder to cry on. We both had similar wavelength, be it music, sports or books. I remember we both had learned cycling after the age of 40!!!!! I cherish the time we spent playing badminton with other friends of ours.

Imagining wildest situation and laughing over it was a good refreshing medicine for us!!! Both of us enjoyed a good joke with heartiest laugh and we were known for our laughter. 

I am reminded of the times we spent together and I feel grateful that I have a marvelous friend. Though we are separated by distance we are just a phone call away. Thank you Lord, for giving me such a wonderful friend and all the memorable moments we had together.  

It was her birthday and I wanted to make a special card for her. 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

a card in a jiffy....

A call from my loving husband.....an invitation for a wedding anniversary celebrations today night. It is the couple's first anniversary. He suggests that I make a card for them.... in few hours??? Well I had a few flowers made but I had not applied varnish. Luckily I had Camlin varnish which dries very quickly but you don't get the gloss. I set to work. My husband encourages my attempt in this craft work but always demands projects in a short time, that is a few hours!!! Here is what I came out with. I luv challenges!!!



I wanted to add a heart but one didn't look okay. I thought, marriage is union of two hearts. So I added two hearts. 


Hey! I read somewhere best time to take pictures of art work is in daylight, but what the hell! I start by afternoon and have to give it for dinner party. Whatever, hope the pictures are as good as under daylight...


Sunday, October 13, 2013

A card made in a few hours....


Saturday a'noon. I just remembered that we had a small gathering as a farewell party to a junior in our organization. Damn!!! I had almost forgotten. I have been making cards for many occasions and how could I not think about one for Praveen too. ( The party was for him.) He had completed his Masters in Engineering in flying colors was transferred to another site. I sat down to work. I had few flowers made for another project. 
I couldn't apply varnish properly but came up with a simple but elegant card.



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Daffodils......


Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 







I have always been fascinated by the poem 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth. I could imagine the yellow daffodils swaying in the breeze in my mind when I was a child, though I had never seen a daffodil before. So when I searched the net I was surprised to see even white daffodils too. Here is my attempt to create them....



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Inspiration...


I have been bragging about my new found passion and my projects. Before I go any further I should mention my two greatest inspirations - 

Pritesh Dagur 
http://quillingmesoftlee.blogspot.in/

Suganthi
 http://papercraftss.blogspot.in/


I searched the net to know more about quilling and found that this art was more prevalent in Russia, Europe and America. I was awed by the these two Indian quillers whose works are awesome. The tutorial videos by Pritesh are informative and very easy to follow. 

A big Thank You to both...





Congratulations!!



One more card in making, for my friend, colleague at the school I was working and like a daughter to me.



A busy September...



Teacher's Day - Sept. 5th.
A simple card to a teacher...


A few earrings I made...
















A Birthday Card for my brother...



Another card on my friend's Birthday



Here is a Thank you card I made.
 


A busy September indeed! Whew!!!





Phone call....


Its a Sunday and we (obviously me and my hubby) were returning after attending a marriage and my phone rings.... hey! Its my son - Abhilash! After all the blah blah.... he comes forth with a demand for a card for his friend's marriage. Sweet! Don't I luv him. Another project to keep me occupied!! and I make a special card for his friend.....


I almost forgot! Its my friend's wedding anniversary in September. So I get busy with an awesome card for her with a personalized cover.



I luv.... marriages!!!



Mid-August.....Yay!! another wedding in sight! I get deep into my work, since I get only a few days to make the card !! And Man! I came with a wonderful card, perfect for the occasion. 


A personalized cover for the card.
 A personalized cover too...



Monday, October 7, 2013

Rakhi



Month of July - No weddings so no cards to make... :( But then Rakhi was nearing.. So, Why not quilled rakhis I thought. So I got into the act and made few rakhis, made attractive with stones and beads. 
By the way, for people who are new to Indian festivals, Rakhi is a festival which bonds brother and sister. On this day, sister ties rakhi ( a decorated wrist band) on her bro's hand and brother in return gives gifts and promises to protect her.  
So here goes.......
 


 


So continuing with my new found passion I got opportunities to make cards for wedding and personalized covers. I took ideas from the net and modified it into my version. Enjoy.





Personalized cover.
Card for a couple on their marriage and its cover below.





Sunday, October 6, 2013

My tryst with quilling.





I was just going through facebook updates, when I saw a cute pair of earrings made of paper. Paper ??? and it said 'quilled earrings'!! I searched for quilling and my! my! what creativity with strips of paper. Quilling  is 'paper filigree'. You have rolling, curling, and fringing, and a whole lot to delve into. I tried it with a small strip of paper and fell in love with this art and now its my passion. I am still a novice in this field. Here is a glimpse into my attempts in this wonderful art.



My first quilled flower.

 Inspired by the beauty of the first flower I made, I made a personalized card for the engagement of my best friend's daughter.