Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Colors!

Hello Friends!
Its the fall season and the beautiful fall colors are here to give us inspiration to create lovely projects. I really get inspired by the fall colors and have taken this as my inspiration for today’s mixed media card.

For this card, I have drawn and colored the girl with pencil colors and pro markers and have paper pieced her dress. The leaves are fabric leaves  which I have inked and  glued with mod podge. I have also applied a thin layer of mod podge to seal them.

The background is created with stamping, inking, misting  and adding torn papers and texture paste through stencils. Finally I have embellished the card with few handmade flowers.

Hope you like this card :)

Linking this to:

Fresh Brewed Design: Fall Colors.
Scraper's Delight Challenge Blog: Anything Goes/Paper Piecing.(have paper pieced her dress)
Shopping Our Stash: Leaf me alone (Fabric leaves from my stash)

Try it on Tuesday: Colors of Autumn

Friday, October 10, 2014

Human Character Stamping !

A quick post to share my card for the Beyond Grey Challenge # 60!

I have used  digital stamp ‘birds in my hair’ from ‘a day for daisies’. 
I love this image and wanted to use it on my card for a long time.

I colored the image with copics and grey promarker and embelished the card with pattern paper and handmade flowers. You can tell I love making flowers.

Hope you like this card !
Take care :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stamping(on fabric) & Misting!

Hello friends!

Sharing today an easel card I made for BGC's latest Challenge Stamping(on fabric) and Misting. You can join this interesting and innovative challenge here.

I wanted to do the stamping on the canvas fabric but instead used this curtain material which was very close to canvas. I stamped the image from IndigoBlu with Black StazOn ink. 
Then, I glued the fabric with fabric adhesive spray and did misting on handmade flowers and butterflies.

The sentiment is from Lavinia stamps.

Closeup of the fabric:

Hope you like this card and the stamping :)
Take care:)

Entering it into:
The verve Blog: using wings (Buterflies)
OpenMindedCraftingChallenges: Somethig with wings.
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes.
Though The Craftroom Door: Anything Goes.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wedding Journal!

Hi Everybody!

Today’s project is for a great DT-only challenge by PJ….I am really excited for this challenge and surely will get to see some great looking creations from all the DTs at BGC. The winner of the challenge will be decided on voting by you :)

The inspiration for the challenge was the below photo grid….we are allowed to make anything except cards.

When I looked at the above photo all I could think of was “A Happy Wedding”. The colors, the flowers and the gold and silver all looked so stunning. And we know ladies that memories of this day are soooo special and really need to be captured.
Keeping this view I decided to create a 'Wedding Themed Journal'  to compliment my interpretation of the occasion shown in the above photo.

Here is my journal with a love theme.

My color inspiration from the photo are white, purples, magenta, silver and gold. And the elements I took from the picture grid are flowers and fabric :)

The silver embossed paper is by DCWV. All the flowers are handmade.

Inside (Page 1 & 2)

The First page on left  has a frame to stick photo with the sentiment 'You & Me'. The right side is a photo mat with the sentiment 'Love' and has a place to keep tags.
(Page 3&4)

The left side is for writing your memories and the right has a gold frame to insert photo and also a space to write.

(Page 5&6)

On the left side is again a photo mat and the stamped page for writing. The right side has a beautiful white frame with silver border. The white background paper and the pocket below is  made with vellum. (Hope you like this embossed vellum idea :)
(Page 7 & 8)
The left stamped page is for writing which opens and the right side has a photo mat and space to keep tags.

The opened pages with tags, photo mats and envelope to keep memories :)

(Page 9 & 10)

A photo frame on the left.  A pocket to keep tags and another small frame with embossed border on the right.

The back with glitter embossing and inking.

One last pic with the journal in full bloom:)

Hope you like my work.

 Would love if you go here and vote for me when voting starts.

Take care :)

Linking this into:

BeyondGreyChallenges: Feb Celebration Challenge.
SimonSaysWednesdayBlog: Wedding or Anniversary.
Little Red Wagon: Anything but a card.
Twisted Tuesday Challenges:  Anything but a card-Add chipboard (Mine- chipboard journal cover)
Papertake WeeklyChallenge: Lovely Layers/Dimension
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes.
Craftin Desert Diva's: Glitter. (Mine-Glitter embossing)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes(with Ribbons)
The ABC Challenge:  F is for Flowers.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Precious Moments!

Hello everyone!

Sharing this little album which I have just made. This little album can hold your precious memories such as photos and  little notes :)

I have embellished it with patterned papers, pearls, die cuts,embossing and stamping. Ribbons have been used to secure the binding.

It has three pockets however you can increase the number as you like.

There is also a label on every cover to record dates.

Hope you like it :)

Entering it into the following Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog: Ribbon but no bow.
Delightful Challenges: Patterned Paper.
Bastel-Traum Ch/Blog: Anything but a Card.
Crafter'sCafeChallenge Blog: Anything Goes.
Sparkles Forum Challenge Blog: Anything but a Card.
Craft My Life: Anything but a card.
Seema Crafts: Anything Goes.
Jo's ScrapShack: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year and Welcome to the BGC New Year Blog Hop!!! I am now part of the Beyond Grey Challenges DT and this is my first Blog Hop. I'm really delighted :D)

Rules for the HOP
1. Start the blog hop at the BGC blog commenting as you go forward the list of participating blogs and websites.

2. The last stop of the hop is the FB page of Kraftzone , when you are here please mention “BGC blog hop” in your comments to be eligible for the 2nd prize which will be chosen from the comments on the FB page only.

3.The duration of the blog hop is 1st Jan 2014 to 30th jan 2014 untill 11:55 PM IST.

4. Add the blog hop logo to the side bar of your blog.

5. Share the blog hop details on your FB profile.

6. And lastly add your name to the LINKY at the BGC blog.

7. Make sure that you keep checking the blogs of the participants as the blog hop posts may go live any time of the day between 1st jan to 5th jan 2014. 

The participating blogs are :
Zubaida (you are here)
Our first project to kick start the new year is to make a CAS card with patterned paper and sequins. I think CAS cards are always the best to convey sentiments and I enjoyed every minute of it.  

Below is my CAS card for this blog hop with the butterfly spreading the small joys in life.....which is what I intend to do this year :)

Another view :

For this card I used pastel colored sequins, stamped and hand cut the butterfly, patterned papers are from DCWV and the sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

Hope you enjoy .



Good Luck :)


Monday, November 25, 2013

Daisy Fairy!


Made this 'Thanks' card today for a few challenges using the beautiful freebie image provided by 'A Day for Daisies'. The fabulous sketch I followed is from 'Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog'.

The image is colored with my favorite copics and pencil colors. I have added gold glitter on the wings and gold bling on the head band. The gold however is not very prominent in the photo. The panels in the back are embossed, the background is a patterned paper and the daisies are punched.

Made it for the Following Challenges:

A Day for Daisies: Add some Gold.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Use Heather's Sketch.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Crafts 4 Eternity: Glitter & Sparkles
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Bring on the Bling.
Happy Campers: Glitter it.
Come And Get It Challenges: Anything Goes(Use Digital Stamp)

Take care :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Memory Box!

Hello Friends!

Today I'm sharing a Memory Box that is based on this great tutorial at Lulupu Blog.

The Box is made of 12x12 chipboard. I have used the beautiful embossed paper from DCWV to make the front. The bigger flower in the front is handmade and the faux frame is made with distress ink from watching this wonderful video at Technique Time Tuesday.

To embellish the box, I have used tiny punched flowers, beads and ribbon.

The papers on the side are all stamped and inked with distress inks. The middle frame is heat embossed and the closure has a magnet for easy opening :)

The opened box.

Another fold under the frame to keep your secret notes ;)

The accordion folds to keep your memories. All the papers are dry embossed and inked with distress inks.

More folds on the other side.

Another pic to show dry embossing on both sides.

Hope you like it.

Entering it into the following Challenges:

TechniqueTimeTuesday: Faux Frame Challenge.
Cute Card Thursday: Anything but a Card.
Delightful Challenges: Anything but a Card.
Inspired by Stamping: Use Ribbon/Crochet.
SugarCreekHollow: Tags/Boxes.
TheSisterhood of Crafters: Embossing (Mine Wet & Dry Embossing)
LittleRedWagon: Accordion Fold.
BrownSugarChallengeBlog: Anything Goes.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Hello Friends.

Made this card for a few of my favorite challenges :)

For  this card, I have used glitter in 2 forms. The glitter paper and glitter embossing powder at the edges of the flower (not very prominent in the above photo but looks elegant in real). The flower stamp is  Heartfelt Creations' Tattered Blossom, stamped, cut, heat embossed and then colored with copics. Finally I embellished the card with ribbon and pearls.

Better view showing glitter embossing at the edges.

Hope you like it :)

Entering into the following Challenges:

Beyond Grey Challenges: All that Glitters.
Totally Papercraft: Use Glitter.
HobbyCutzChallengeBlog: Glitter&Sparkle.
FabnFunkyChallenges: Traditional Christmas Colors.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hello Yellow!

Hi all!

My first yellow card with hand made flowers. Hope you enjoy.

Entering it into the following Challenges:

Sentimental Sundays: Happy Birthday-Monochromatic.
The ABC Challenge: Y for Yellow.
SeizeTheBirthday: Anything Goes-Birthday.
Lexi's Creations: Birthday Celebration.
Flourishes: Birthday Party.

Take care.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Butterfly Easel Card !

Hello friends!

Here I am back again with another birthday card. I just love butterflies and I am sure you guys know it.

This is a Butterfly easel card which I learnt from this great tutorial. Since I didn't have a butterfly die, I made my own easel cutting file in Silhouette software and am really happy that I could do this :D

After cutting the butterflies, I dry embossed the different sizes, inked the edges with distress inks and then glued them together.  I also made tiny rolled roses for the butterfly body . The sentiment is simple and is stamped and heat embossed with Distress Embossing Powder.

This card is great as it stands on its own and can also be folded down flat as shown below.

I really felt happy after making this card and hope you all like it too :)

Made this card for the following Challenges:

Sentimental Sundays: Happy Birthday-Shaped/Easel Card.
The Paper Shelter: Easel Card.
MovingAlongWithTheTimes: Shape Up.
DelightfulChallenges: Winged Things.
SeizeTheBirthday: Birthday Celebration.
Flutter By Wednesday: No Orange/Black and Butterfly.
StampingSensation: All creatures big/small.
Fab 'n' Funky: Distress.
DigiStamps 4 joy Embossing- wet/Dry.
Dorcela Creations: Anything Goes.
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes.
CreativeCraftChallenges2: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Its Halloween !

Hello Friends!

Its Halloween time! And I have a Halloween card to share with you J

This card is only black and deep orange and I love this combo, Halloween colors. The background is stamped with Kaisercraft’s Graffiti Stamp and then heat embossed with black EP.  I tied a black ribbon across the front of the card and glued all the die cuts after embossing them with clear embossing powder.
Hope you guys enjoy it.

This card is made for the following Challenges:

Lia Stampz: Spooky Bingo (mine ribbon, diecut, pumpkin)
Dynamic Duos:

C..isforChallenge: Halloween.
Stamp&Create. Fall or Halloween.
ParadeYourCraft Halloween.
ThroughTheCraftRoomDoor: Anything Goes.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Hi friends!

Another birthday card to share with you .

I wanted to keep the sentiment as the focal point of my card so have stamped and embossed it with black embossing powder. The frame  is a cameo cut file  and the  beautiful background paper is from DCWV. The background paper being already embossed, I didn't feel like adding anything to my card and just tied a yellow ribbon behind the sentiment for color.
One thing I came across was that I brushed a little bit of  corn flour/cornstarch on the paper and then wiped  it off  before embossing the sentiment. This really helped in a much cleaner embossing. Thought I share this with you :)
Entering my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Happy Birthday-Sentiments only.
Craft Your Passion: Add some Embossing.
Seize the Birthday: (went with anything goes with Birthday )
ThePaperShelterChallengeBlog: Use 2 colors (BLack & Yellow)
CraftyRibbonChallenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon.
Inkspirational Anything Goes.