Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

So who's next???

So I was tagged by my sweet friend Jovi in a fun post doing the rounds started by Tejal . This is a tagging game ..  Simply answer the questions ( lets see your wacky side here) and tag another friend....

So here I go

1. Where is your cellphone?.............Need to search .. ( Yeah I keep misplacing my cell :( )
2. Your hair?........................................... Is in terrible mess
3. Your Mother?......................................My life .. Someone who I want to be like .
4. Your Father?........................................ The most patient human I have come across
5. Your favourite food?............................. Anything Veg
6. Your dream last night?........................... Can't remember :(
7. Your favourite drink?............................. TEA
8. Your dream/goal?.............................. To create an identity of my own as MEGHNA
9. What room are you in?........................... Living Room
10. Your hobby?.......................................... Painting and crafting
11. Your fear?............................................. Loosing my loved ones
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?.......... Doing something for the underprevilaged
13. Where were you last night?...................... At home..
14. Something that you aren't?........................ A two sided person
15. Muffins?.................................................. Not for me
16. Wish list item?......................................... is too long to put down
17. Where did you grow up?......................... Mumbai
18. Last thing you did?.................................. Cooked dinner
19. What are you wearing?............................ T-shirt and Capris
20. Your TV?................................................ plays only galli galli sim sim and chota bheem now a days .
21. Your pets?............................................... were the most pampered at my mom's house
22  Your Friends .......................... I thank god for them in my life
 23. Your Life ......................................... Has changed completely after Anaya
24.  Your mood?.............................................. is  OK as of now  
25. Missing someone?..................................... not right now. 
26. Vehicle?.................................................... ...  On my wish list
27. Something you're not wearing?................... make up
28. Your favorite store?................................... Any store where I don't have wait in queue for billing
29. Your favorite color?................................Black and White
30. When was the last time you laughed?.......Afternoon ... courtesy Anaya
31. Last time you cried?................................... Monday
32. Your best friend?........................................ My Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over?........ Kitchen... 34. Facebook?.................................................. is going the orkut way
35. Favourite place to eat?..............................I m not a foodie so as far it serves the purpose anyplace for me is .. chalta hai..
 
Well Tejal .... It was fun and thanks for this lil moments we can think for ourselves. I am tagging Sree Swathi ... We share a lot of things other than crafty stuff  ( Our kids are of same age.. so the typical mamma talks .... )
 
Till then .... Happy Crafting,
Meghna

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Some more Made on Order Diwali Cards :)

Well based on the earlier cards I made a few on order cards for Diwali... I loved the color combo of these cards .........



I am just being too lazy now a days.... Lots of projects lined up to be posted but I am ot in the crafting mood ............ or even posting mood :(

Meghna

Sunday, 21 October 2012

happy birthday teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Happy wala Birthday TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :)

Welcome to Tejal's blog hop..

Our butterfly girl is a special lady and what better way to celebrate a birthday with other than a blog hop....So hop along... You have 16 stops to make before heading to tejal's blog to wish her.. And a blog hop also means prizes and surprises... So one random lucky commenter would get a Echo Park mini theme collection.... So whata re you guys waiting for.. Hop along and join in the fun to wish Tejal a very happy birthday..


Here is a list of the participating people so in case you get lost along the way you know where to go.... LONG journey before the final destination :)

1) Shalini Maskara
2) Saumya Mohanty
3)Apeksha
4)Seema
5)Meghana - ( You are here )
6)Ujjwal=>Ujjwal
7)Smita
8)Jovita
9)Rachana
10)Shruti
11)Dr.Sonia
12)Spardha
13) megha
14) Piyu
15)Erum
16)Khushboo
17)Tejal


Last year I so wished to be part of the blog but ...... Without much TP , here's my lil attempt to bring a smile on our BB girl's face .. Knowing the perfectionist in her I don't know where my card stand :D ...



Yes..... A tilda ..... my first attempt ...

 I so wanted to use butterfles but then dropped the plan as evena slightest harm to butterflies ( while coloring ofcourse ) will break her heart ... Everyone knows her love for butterflies .......

Anyways the Tilda is handdrawn ..... The flowers are handmade using kitchen tissues :)



Hey Tejal ,

Wish you many many many and many more many happy returns of the day... Hope I succeed in bringing a lil smile on your face on this special day .....

So peeps you must have arrived here from Seema's blog ....Now hop on to the next blogger , none other than a wonderful crafter herself Ujjwal and leave your love all the way ...

Please note last date for leaving comments will be 30th October ......

Happy Hopping ,
Meghna

Monday, 24 September 2012

"Distress" ed ........

"Distress"ed

Yes ... right guess there .... I have tried distressing for the first time... Not that I did'nt attempt distressing before but it was only limited for the edges. This the first card which is totally distressed .. and I loved the way it turned out.

When I think of some one I remember the times celebrated together ... ummmmmmmmm like I just go in a flashback ... and this can be depicted more effectively with faded , nostalgic colors ... hence the green and brown ( Plus ... I have just two distressing inks at this moment :) ) The butterfly depicts the happiness associated with those memories ........


 I wanted to make a multipurpose card , something that can be used for more than one occassion. So finally I settled for the " Thinking of you" sentiment which can be suffixed with " on your birthday " or " on your anniversary " and so on......

Happy Crafting,
Meghna

Friday, 14 September 2012

For the Love of Crafting

For the LOve of crafting challenge # 10 - Color Bingo

Yes ... I am on a crafting spree and I am just loving it ..............

I made a super quick card with reference to the challenge posted on For the love of crafting blog .. just loved the theme....

So with out much blanting here it is ,


So now the challenge posted was to use any one of the color combo from the grid , it can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal and make a card..... Interesting .... Is'nt it ?? 

I fabricated a card based on the Blue - Neutral - Green combo :)
Its a basic card with loads of stamping ...
For more details and awesome inspiration from their talented DT log on to For the Love of crafting ....

                                                         Happy Crafting,
                                                   Meghna

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Diwali Cards

Hey Peeps,

Here are some of the sample cards I made for Diwali.

Had to put my extra burden on my thinking cells to make them ... Having a lil one at home I wanted to avoid the glitters ... but Diwali is incomplete with out the glitters and sparks or so I feel....

So I ended up making these ....

Card 1 : Simple card with quilling ............ Too simple for me 



Since most of the Diwali cards have diya's , tried this one with the Diwali star ....
Card # 3 : Simple ..... 
but with the most important Laxmi yantra rangoli on it 



Card # 4 


Card # 5 : This one has a cut envelope so that the diya can come over the envelope too ...


Card # 6


Card # 7

Now a days I craft a lot.... yes ... so loads of more pics to be uploaded...

Happy crafting,
Meghna



Thursday, 12 July 2012

A Quick Card

Quick Card...................

I still remember pre delivery when I used to just go through blogs and tried to grasp things about card making... 
Looking at the wonderful handmade cards on screen I used to wonder how can anyone make cards so flawless .. Thanks to my limited knowledge about dies and stamps and everything then....Yet...
 I often tried to make cards... sometimes spending my whole day ( with ofcourse pauses in between :) ) making a card with the limited resources that I had .. ( Read it as Tinted sheets, Pencil , Eraser , scissor, fevicol and some colors ..... ) Slowly I started building my supplies... Today I have a good collection but no TIME....... That's the way of life I guess........

Here's a quick card I made on order... Yes super quick ... and and I am totally in love with the embossing plates ( thank u so much JOVI ) ... I feel it adds life to the card .... I am loving it :)




This is my first attempt with distressing ..... I loved the effect :)


Jovi.......... I loved t he pearls :)....

Few more quick cards in pipeline .......

Happy crafting,
Meghna



Saturday, 30 June 2012

CAS

CAS Card 

Yes ... A CAS card ....... 
This was made few months back but somehow I forgot to post it.....
I am not that comfortable with CAS cards...... Expressing your feelings in the lowest possible means :) ....... 


Since this was birthday card and normally we end up wishing the person with one of the few selected wishes, I wanted to convey the most of greetings through the card .......

What can bring more happiness in your life ???? I felt Love and Peace fills in all......
White Dots to resemble the peace and Red hearts for Love ...


But but but...... once you open the greetings explode :)... Its a circular folding card ... 
I made small inserts to allow me scribble.... Yes I can't do with out scribbling out my thoughts...
 I can just write write and write ........


That's how it looked when completely opened .....


That's the card with co-ordinating envelope .. 

I think my first CAS card turned out well so I made another for gifting .......


It went with few gifts ... all neatly packed .... ( Yes.. I am very precise about packing gifts .... )


Hey peeps let me know your views ....

Happy Crafting,
Meghna





Wednesday, 27 June 2012

CD Mini Album

CD mini album


Hello peeps....... 

 Life has changed a lot... Anaya i keeping me on my toes ...Gosh....... she is growing up so fast and I see myself struggling a lil to keep up with her pace .... Something new every moment ...... But am enjoying it wholeheartedly. Luv u baby :)

What do you all do of old CD's ?????
THink...
Think ....
Well .... I used them to make a mini album .. Thanks to the creative mind of three BB girls at swap central ( Who says girls just chat to do TP ??? ) they come up with mind blowing ideas to make our minds work overtime ... WE are loving it girls ... keep it up......

Since we were not knowing who our partner will be the album had to be made generally ... 
which can suit anyone..... 

Here's a tour of my mini album ........ :)


The theme was ME... Yes ...... WE always make something or else for other's , so there has to be something for ME.... The recipient of the mini is supposed to fill up her details .... 

Let's see what Jovi comes up with :)


That's the close view... I love scribbling each and everything . That's the reason my albums have ample of space to scribble.... 
On the cover I have kept blank spaces .... To add up snap and write something ............ or may be more snaps :) ... That will define oneself ............


That's inside page ... MYSELF and MORE ABOUT ME ....

The LHS page is general myself page with details such as name / DOB .......
 ( Remember Myself in KG ???? )
THe stamped space has been left blank for a snap ... Below it there are tags listing favorite things ..


RHS page has some more information about one's likes and dislikes .....


For the More about me series on RHS , I have made a mini page card with reference to the tutorial from Juhi . Thanks Juhi for the wonderful tutorial.

Next pages have been devoted to one's extended self ...  
People who make you, 
who guide you,
 who support you , 
who luv you unconditionally
family and friends .... 




Bigger tags in Pink for snaps with tiny tags to jolt down memories .....


I specially loved the catch line .... Har ek friend zaroori hota hai ........
Life is so meaningless without friends ...... 
Exploding mini card with lots of space to define friend and their place in life.....

The page after that is an attempt to bring out oneself . 
What we are and why are we what we are????
Who inspired us ??/



We pass through many stages in our life... not only by years but in terms of emotions .... 
Colors of my life ... is a journey through past ....... 


WE build our future but there are lots of factors , people around us who inspire us unknowingly.....

A page dedicated to the ones who made us what we are today .....
Inspirations

Life is so incomplete without LOVE.

A page dedicated to the love of our life.... 
and to somethings we can never forget .......



LOVE -
 That special person can be 
Parents, Family, Husband ...
 It can be anyone  


Everyone of us at some point of our life regret keeping certain feelings tied up in our heart....
I wish I had said this then.......
Space to pour your thoughts .........
Just a NOTE 

And finally .....



Let me know your kind views on the story I have tried to weave together .....

Happy Crafting,
Meghna





Thursday, 24 May 2012

Some quilling

Hi there friends,

Hope my blog buddies remember me :)

So am finally posting something after a long long and long time. My lil one has been taking up all my time now a days but am enjoying each and every moment with her. Its a blessing to watch her grow every moment .

Quilling seems to be the thing right now in crafting .. SO thought of trying my hands :) plus the advantage is I can sit with my quilling kit anywhere :). That's one of the reason I can't craft much now a days . My lil one is so curious that she wants each and every colorful thing she sees .......

Without much blabbering here is what I made .....

Initially I just made some em-bellies and then assembled them on envelopes. It was fun :) . I tried a variety of quilling techniques and happy with the way they turned out .. Not bad for a starter :) Right ????


I think this was the swirl design.. M not that fluent with the names though but I loved the way it turned out ... 


Comb loop 


Regular quilling  ( Quillers please forgive me for the nomenclature )

And here are the final envelopes after packing . I made 40 of them :) .... 

And YEs I even made some in Warli ..... 


I know, looking at the hard core quillers there this is just the basic but atleast a start somewhere.... Do let me know your views...... 

Also thanks to Jovita for guiding me :)

Happy crafting,
Meghna





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