Saturday, 22 November 2014

Altered Mason Jar

Hello all,
So here I am with  yet another inspirational post.
This time I have altered a mason jar.

Its A JAR FULL OF WISHES AND SURPRISES   

I have fallen in love with Prima products. They are just fantastic.
The Girl stamps are so much full of style and attitude itself that when used gives such a beautiful results.
I took a mason jar and decoupaged it with a napkin and Mod Podge. Washi tape to seal the edges of the napkin.
Then stuck a MDF mannequin and the PRIMA stamped Doll and colored with watercolor pencils PRIMA black pearl swirls
Decorated with mulberry flowers & leaves and punched out butterflies

Tied various colored twines to hang a happy birthday tag and Red cupcake on one side of the jar and on the other side I hung metal charms (another one of my favorites these days)
On the 4th side of the jar I stuck a camera die cut with my daughters photo with a musical note and little hearts die cuts . A birthday sentiment just perfect as it was her birthday yesterday.
On the lid I stuck the doily die cut with a LET'S CELEBRATE TODAY die cut. and tied three candles with the twine just perfect for the occasion.
Inside the jar were wishes from the family members rolled and tied up with twines and of course lots of chocolates and a little surprise gift. She loved her gift very much.

PICTURE HEAVY POST


Personal message scrolls & chocolates were put inside

Front part of the Jar 

Back side of the jar 

Either sides if the jar

SUPPLIES USED
Mason Jar
Decoupage Napkin
Mod Podge
Washi Tape
PRIMA DOLL STAMP 
PRIMA BLACK PEARL SWIRLS   
M S Butterfly Punch / lime yellow dotted PP for butterfly
MDF Mannequin
Mulberry Leaves and Flowers
Various Colored twines
MDF Tag with Papermania Vintage Notes Sentiments
Red / Green Rhinestone
Metal Charms
Various die cuts- Doily, Let's celebrate today , Camera ,Musical notes
Kaisercraft Birthday Sentiment


I hope you all liked my altered project with PRIMA
Happy Crafting .
Hugs. 
MEETA

Entering into
LULUPU CHALLENGE CH#42 ( mason jar with hanging tag)
IMAGINATIONS ONLINE OUT OF THE BOX CH#5  ( a birthday  gift in a mason jar )
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/dt-call-and-anything-goes.html (entry 251)
The Pink Elephant TPE277 (Entry 56)
Word Art Wednesday Anything goes CH#159  (Entry 128)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

PRIMA Tag

Hello all,
Its seems so long that I have posted here.

 I have made a TAG
 I have used  3 Products from Prima
STAMP
BASE PAPER
ATC CARDS

Using PRIMA Lifetime 6"*6" Pattern Paper as base of the TAG
Made few flags using the same paper
Added some fabric lace . Stamped the PRIMA doll with Swing dress and colored it with Water color pencils. Made A pocket behind the tag and inserted the 2 ATC cards as tags. Added pearls, other embellishments and a sentiment ..


Supplies Used 
Prima Lifetime PP
Prima Stamp Doll with Swing Dress
Prima ATC cards
Brads ( to clip all flags and sentiment together)
Butterfly cut by MS PUNCH
Distress Ink PEACOCK FEATHERS (distressing the sides of TAG ,CARDS and SWIRLS)
                     TATTERED ROSE (handmade flowers)
 Blings--------Pearls on tag, Handmade flowers and butterfly
Metal Purse Charm , Silver net, Fabric Lace .

I hope you all will like my creation.

Thanks for stopping by..Please leave your valuable comments.
Happy Crafting
Meeta


ENTERING to
 LULUPU-THE CRAFT LOUNGE   Sparkle with Prima Challenge #40

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Flower Power

Hello all,
Back with one more card.
Now a days I am enjoying making all the stamping and distressing Cards.
The effect is really wonderful .

On a white CS I first distressed it with MUSTARD SEED.
Then on another CS I distressed with SPICED MARMALADE and misted with water.
Heat dried a little and stamped with DI VINTAGE PHOTO the flowers and leaves . Then cut into 
3 equal panels and stuck on the card. 
Stamped a sentiment ( Justrite ) and added RED RHINESTONES



 Hope you like this card.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Meeta
entering into

CAS card

Hello all,

Here is my quick post.

I took a white card-stock. With the help of a circle die and big shot I cut a circle on the upper flap of the Card. I distressed the edges with FESTIVE BERRY DI.
I stamped various Images

Hero Arts Cling Stamps Small Open Flower

 and added a flat pearl in the center flower .
Stamped a sentiment from JustRite Grand Sentiment Stamps




Really enjoyed making this one as it was so quick to make unlike my other projects.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Happy crafting 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Getting to know me blog hop !

Hello friends,
Today's blog post is different as I am writing about me and my journey of being an art and craft lover .
First of all I would like to thank Neha Upreti for tagging me for this DIFFERENT BLOG HOP.
She is a beautiful crafter .Her blog's name is  CREATIVE CRAFTING and her Facebook page is Neha Handmade Cards She does lovely mixed media layouts, Beautiful Cards etc. I really love the way she uses her embellishments on whatever she makes. Thanks Neha for inviting me to be part of this Blog Hop.

A little introduction of me . My name is Meeta Bhalotia. I was born and brought up in Kanpur, UP. After marriage I came to Chennai and now settled in Kochi. Kerala is
a very beautiful place. You should visit at least once. It has lush green places to beautiful backwater to wonderful beaches.
I have a page on Facebook The Quill Mill and my Blog is The Quill Mill Crafts.




GETTING TO KNOW ME 

1.WHY DO I CRAFT/WRITE?

I was always into arts and crafts. During my growing up years sewing and knitting was part of our daily routine. When my mother saw the artistic side in me. I was introduced to an arts teacher . Till date I thank him for whatever I learned from him. Even during difficult exam times also all other activities were stopped but painting continued. I mostly used to do Oil paintings. But after marriage I took a break and I now I am back to my passion - Arts and Craft. 
Some of my earlier works oil paintings and teddy painting done on the wall for my daughter's room 













2.WHY DO I CRAFT/BLOG?
I craft because I love being creative. I am addicted to Quilling.
From past one year I have started with other crafting styles.
I believe as an artist I should not restrict myself.
I am not much into blogging but its really great to be part of "Blog-land"
I blog mainly to be part of various challenges and get inspired by national & international bloggers. So much to learn from everywhere. 



























3.WHAT AM I WORKING AT ?
I have just finished a quilled place-mat and in the process of making another. Then few cards, a quilled wrist watch, a quilled pendant & earring set and a wedding journal. So lots of varied work is going on simultaneously.


4.HOW DO I BECOME INSPIRED OR BE INSPIRED?
I get inspired by many things like fellow crafters, I would say my fellow crafters are biggest inspiration whether they are from India or from a Foreign country. Each have a different style. Yet creating my own style.
Everyday we are learning newer techniques. Through Facebook/Google/Pinterest/Youtube I must have come across so many techniques and products. Nature being another big source of inspiration especially flowers (helps me lots when I am quilling)
I feel so proud when someone comes and tell me you have inspired my child to do quilling.
SO BE INSPIRED AND STAY INSPIRED.

5.HOW DOES YOUR CREATING PROCESS WORK?
The moment I get an order to make a product my thought process begins.
Starting from conceptualizing to the final product I keep on working on it till I am not satisfied. So sometime the final product maybe different from the initial conception. I feel as we create we can add lot of things to make the product look the best.



6.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES YOU TO CREATE SOMETHING?
It depends on what kind of product I am making and availability of time and most importantly deadline pressure. Believe me Deadline Pressures brings the best out of you. I know you will definitely agree to that.  


7.HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS?
I try to be different from others.I like to mix various mediums to make something different. 
Though I might be inspired by many but I still try to be different. 










8. WHAT ARE THE FAVORITE THINGS I LOVE TO CREATE?
I love to do Quilling in wrist watches, making photo frames, place-mats. Iove working on personalized explosion boxes.Of late I am loving to do all distressing and stamping techniques.Though a long way to go and master the technique.



















9.WHAT IS MY SIGNATURE STYLE?
A creative person never cages a particular style. I like to experiment and usually challenge myself . Being little different from others is my signature style.  I want to be very versatile.



TAKING THE BLOG HOP CHAIN FORWARD

Hope you all have enjoyed a little self interview of me. Now I would like to introduce to  KHUSHBOO GARG , NIKKITA JAIN and TEENU TERRENCE . I am tagging them to take the chain forward. Khushboo and Nikkita are crafters while Teenu is a writer. Though I have not met any of them but still we all are connected with creativity.

KHUSHBOO GARG  Khushboo lives in  Kolkata, India. She says she loves paper. I like the way she uses stamping techniques in making cards. Her facebook page is Kreative Inspirations and her blog is Something Sassy 




NIKKITA JAIN Nikkita is a young and dedicated crafter . She is from Kolkata, India. She loves to make fancy cards, tags, albums with lots of embellishments and color. She loves to experiment.  Her facebook page is Blooming Crafts and her blog is THE NEW CRAFTER..
  




TEENU TERRENCE Teenu is from Kochi, I came to know about Teenu when she ordered a Quilled nameplate for her newborn. I really love the way she writes. Her writing is so fresh and crisp. Her blog is MY BATHROOM MIRROR



Do check their blogs and fb pages and leave lots of love . They will be posting on 18th August (Monday)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. A bit lengthy post but I hope you enjoyed my little journey of crafting. Still a long way to go.Do leave a comment and lots of love.
Happy Crafting 
Meeta




Saturday, 12 July 2014

WATCHing F1

Hello all,
Working on Quilled Wrist Watches is sometimes very challenging but at the same time I feel so satisfied when my customers are happy with result.

This one is a special one . Though I have made it earlier also but I feel when recreating the exactly same design then more efforts are put in .
My customer wanted a ditto copy of my earlier design..
Making QUILLED stuff for boys is even harder.
Like all boys he also loves cars..and especially F1 races..
So here I have made a red Ferrari with the little boy with the flag in his hand...
The grey rounds describes the speed of the car.
No 9 on the car is the date he is born .. Alphabet A is for his name ADITYA
I hope you all will like it.
Do leave love and suggestions.
Happy Quilling
Meeta
Entering into    Beyond Grey Challenge#54 Lets Get Kiddish

Monday, 7 July 2014

YOU ARE TAGGED

Hello All,
Its been really long that I did some blogging. Was really busy with personal commitments
and vacations.
Here I have made  a TAG with a wedding anniversary theme.
I have used Prime Pattern Paper LIFE TIME
Magnolia Wedding collection Stamp colored it with water color pencil and fuzzy cut it.
For flowers I have stamped Hero Arts Flower Stamps. Again colored it with water color pencils.
Used Pearls Strips, MDF butterfly , Yellow and white flower fabric lace , Metal charm .


Hope you all like it.
Please leave your love and suggestions.
Would love to hear from you all.
Happy Crafting.
Hugs.
Meeta
Would like to enter in Little Tangles #40 Tag You're it Tag
                                  Imaginations #Bingo ( PP, PEARLS, Butterfly, charms)
                                  Lulupu #34 Bingo    MDF,PP,LACE(ribbon)
                                  ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
                                   Avenue613   Anythings goes Optional ( Image&PP, sentiment& lace,Solid color-                                                                                                        TAG , Flowers, Water color)
                                                                                             

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Purple Love

Hi all,
Loving all the card making nowadays ..(was mostly in Quilling )
A birthday card for a best friend 
Here is yet another Cascade Card.

Picture Heavy Post






SUPPLIES USED
Purple card paper
2 different PP
Whimsy Wee stamp
Die cuts cupcake, Let's Celebrate Today , Buntings
Distress Inks
Bakers Twine
Stamps From Kaisercraft
Stamps from Hero Arts
wooden Peg
Few Ready Flower Embelliushments
Green Rhinestone
Croquet flowers


Thanks for visiting my blog
Do leave some love
Hugs
Meeta
ENTERING INTO
challenge-9-monochromatic-purple Freestyle Collage  The Card Concept ( Freestyle Collage)
the-itsybitsy-monochromatic-challenge  Itsy Bitsy Monocromatic Challenge

Monday, 21 April 2014

POP UP for BFF

Hi all.
My love for blogging is increasing day by day..Enjoying every moment spent here....

So today I made this POP UP BOX card for Besties. (BEST FRIENDS FOREVER)
The two friends are in UK... This card has to travel a lot ...
From KOCHI to VARANASI to COVENTRY, UK....
I hope this reaches all fine.

I have made many explosion cards but this time I thought of making POP-UP box Card which has become very popular off-late .

I have changed the dimensions of the card to incorporate all the customization needed.......
The girl loves purses and shoes so we added those as the main pop up element in the card...


 Close up of flaps 
MDF best friend 

The two BFF photo in the camera lens

bunting  and  let's celebrate today die cut
happy birthday,gift and ice cream chipboard
What is birthday without candles and making a wish
So I stamped  BIG CANDLES by Hero arts



After closing the card 
The two besties in yellow and blue




Hope you all like the card.
Do leave your Love and suggestions.
Hugs
Meeta


entering into 
challenge #15 GO3D Crafters corner
anything but cards Color Conception





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