Friday, April 5, 2013

Sweet Stampin....

It has been a while since I published a post and I do really have a good reason for that..Really...A few weeks back we made a decision to move to Tokyo ( hubby dears job) and that created a bit of a chaos at home. Add in to the mix the fact that last week I had to travel to Tokyo and then back, all with in a span of 5 days, and you can imagine how jet lagged and brain dead I am. The only thing that kept me sane was this great Guest Designer opportunity at Sweet Stampin Challenge.
I am a GD at this wonderful blog for the month of April and the first Challenge theme is Scallops / Circle card. And this is what I came up with

 This card also represented a few other firsts - my first circle card and also my first card using a stamp from "My favorite things". You know how every crafter has a technique or a thing that they know how to do but are always a bit of wary of doing it? For me, that's a circle card. All that perfect measuring, cutting, gluing...Not my cup of tea, usually. But, I guess I did OK.

 The base of the card is made using the Lifestyle Crafts nesting dies. The DP is from a DCWV paper stack. The image was colored with my trusted markers - Faber Castell, Copic etc. The sentiment is also from MFT. The sentiment is soooo true - as every mother of a college kid knows. Kids come home and all they want is a home cooked meal - at every meal time. I guess, happiness is home made :)
The inside of the card is similarly lined. I used a Spellbinder die to frame the writing area.

So this was my first card as a GD and hopefully as my addled brain comes back in to focus I should be able to crafty more and post more :)

 Thank you for stopping by.....


  1. This is gorgeous Anu.

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of your creations for SS.

    Susan x

  2. It's a beautiful card, Anu! Lovely image, fab colouring and a great design!

  3. This is a great card.

    Welcome to Sweet Stampin'
    Sandra xxx

  4. gorgeous card Anu...thank you for joing us as our guest designer this month.


  5. Wow, thats a big decision to make! Good luck with your new adventures.
    Gorgeous card...fab colours and I love that sentiment.

    I hope you enjoy your time as guest designer with us this month, Wedgie xxx

  6. Adorable card! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month! --Gail