Monday, September 17, 2012

Book Mark Swap at Swap Central

So guys these are the bookmarks i made for the swap at the Swap Central.... As you know Vintage is my style... and also i tried to maintain a theme with all my bookmarks to make them like a set ... Here they are..

I didn't want to make a traditional looking corner bookmark so i got to thinking what can i make it look like??? and then i came up with the idea of making it look like a Japanese fan... So here it is.. i used punched the lace on the edge of some PP and then used a score board to score the folds and created the fan. Threaded some ribbon through the holes and added the chipboard accent my hatpin (see tutorial) and the flower with the shell bead in the center and added the beaded train to complete the look of the fan..

2. Ribbon Bookmark
I used the thin embroidery ribbon(my personal fav) and first strung the charm at one end then added the beads and tide a knot so they wont slide. Next i cut the required length and then added more beads ... I made the tassel using regular sewing thread in black and finished the whole thing by tying the tassel at the end and finishing my knots with some fabric glue..

This one is my favorite i had the most fun creating it!!! i sued a Popsicle stick that is a bit wider then the regular one and i sorta gave it a guy theme... so i lined some map on one side... and some washi tape on the back(not seen in pic) .I inked the edges green.. Then added the cute voyage themed buttons(cut of the shanks first) i added tiny shells as embellishments. I made a hole using a crafting knife and added an eyelet to prevent the Popsicle stick from splitting,.. threaded some ribbon added a tiny safety pin and added some shell charms...

This is a regular 6x 2 bookmark i used some PP that i punched using Martha Stewart punch and then added a doily. I used some measuring tape and a little photo corner sticker... I added some leaves flowers and a chipboard piece. Added rhinestones to the center of the flowers . For the image i cut it out of a decoupage sheet adhered to some black card stock to give it some weight then added a dome sticker on the image ( you cant make out in the photo here)... Punched a hole at the top added an eyelet some ribbon and a little hair-clip...

I used some designer PP i just love this PP... Added some tiny metal flower , some velvet leave and some little butterflies... I has a flap that lifts with magnets...

Hope you enjoy them
Ciao Ash

Thursday, June 7, 2012

JuJunk Journal/ Smash Book Page no-2

Here it is the second page of my junk journal..
Its dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, She was just so pretty and sexy and glamorous...
I found this really amazing quote of hers online and so i thought i would design this layout with her

Supplies used:-

  • card stock black for the page base
  • Photo printed on photo paper
  • quote printed on manila cardstock
  • Some feathers

You can check out the video of how i made this layout.

For any queries and requests.. ping me :-))


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Junk Journal/ Smash Book Page no-1

hi guys

So, i am really very excited to share with you today its something that i had been wanting to do for a real long time it is a junk journal/ smash book/ mini scrapbook/ art journal....

  • all my ideas
  • i will write in it
  • scrap in it
  • draw/paint in it
  • use all my leftover scraps n supplies
  • put in photos n journal-ling
  • my thoughts
  • etc etc etc
So, basically its a big mish-mash of everything and i am going to put everything and anything into it that doesn't have anywhere else to go...

So, here is the first page

absolutely love love love how this layout turned out. it has a little poem i had written as a kid and its a part of me....

"Why everything i always thought turned out to be untrue
as time passed by and life went on things changed the older I grew.."

You can also check the video of how i made this layout at

hope you guys like it enjoy... also hoping i can post regularly as i have started working  don't find time to scrap and craft as much as i hope i would :-((


Monday, April 16, 2012

Vintage themed TRAVELOGUE

Hi guys!!
Been gone for ages.. actually have been through a real rough and tumble time the past year.. guess what i have gone back to work!!
So no time to craft anymore :-( i miss crafting like crazee though and still cant resist buying some crafty things now and then ;-)) lol.
So here is one of my creations i poured my heart and soul into.. This was a big project. This is a vintage themed travelogue style scrapbook for a guy. This travelogue has NO FLOWERS !! NO BUTTERFLIES!! NO PINKS!! NO TRIMS!! EEEKKK!!
But this travelogue has a lot of real estate room for over 100 photos and about 40 pages..
It took me 2 weeks to finish this and i worked really hard on this. I love the end result and hope you guys do to.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Flower Power

I am finally back to Blog-land!! I had been travelling then there were some family emergencies... long story short all my craft stuff is packed i some how have opened just the basics as i just had had enough and was just dying ti craft!!
So, wen i saw this wonderful challenge at The Shabby tea Room !! i just couldn't resist they have a photo challenge this week. Here, is the inspiration Photo..

And at Daring Cardmakers the theme is pinterest and the photo i chose is

Aren't they absolutely divine, so, combining the two i decided to incorporate the first photo into my card and replicate the door and taking the color inspiration from the tulips for my atleast i tried, so its up to you guys to judge .
Therefore... tada... here is my card:-

I used ivory colored cardstock that had a selfembossed patterned all over it. I used the same paper to make the window. Using really thin dimensional tape i added dimension to the panes, and added acetate sheet for the glass.. Using white net lace i made curtains and adhered the whole thing together.

For the wreath i used some twine and then some wire added some leaves here and there. For the flowers i had a bag of cream colored buds (that i had forgotten i even had) so, i inked them wid some pink ink and added them. Using some ivory ribbon i created a loop and did some macarame weaving(u cant c it here), and added a bow!! For embellishments i added some butterflies and a lil' brad as a hook for the wreath and the oblong pearl for the door handle!!

Am entering this card for the following challenges:-


Friday, June 3, 2011

Distressing Paper Techniques -DAY-VI

Oh, distressed edges! They look so neat but how do you create that effect? There are different ways to distress the edges of your paper so let's look at them. I have 6 different techniques for you guys yes thats right 6 different methods to distress your paper. I have classified them soo its easy for you guys to understand.

So, the methods are
  1. Inking the Edges
  2. Using water
  3. Tearing the Edges -I
  4. Tearing the Edges-II
  5. Distressing with scissors
  6. Burning the edges
  1. Pattern Paper/ Card-stock
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue Stick
  4. Ink Pads in assorted colors complimenting PP
  5. Water
  6. Paintbrush
  7. Tea candle
  8. Baby wipes
Watch the video for the rest its pretty self explanatory :-

If you have doubts or any requests pls drop it in the comment box!!



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mini Wire hanger embellishments:- DAY-V

These are my mini wire hangers that i just love t make and they are so quick and easy anybody can do it!!
It takes only minutes to make them and the results are just awesome you will be surprised yourself!!
Aren't these just adorable and the possibilities for their use is just endless!! So, here is what ypu are gonna need to get started:-

  1. Wire
  2. Ruler
  3. permanent marker
  4. pliers
  5. crystal/pearls/beads
  6. glue
Watch the video and leave comments if you have any doubts:-


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