Friday, March 11, 2011

Inspired By: Day 4

Ok, stalking continues :)

I don’t have many stamps. Just a handful. And looking around at challenge blogs and other blogs on my Google Reader makes me feel wanting. My cards are simple – almost plain. Busy cards don’t make happy – but that doesn’t stop me from feeling “oh I can never make something like that”

That’s when Simplicity helps. Susan’s cards and her insights are always ALWAYS a big source of inspiration. I look around her blog and find that simple is good. I don’t have to have a lot many things happening for my card to be nice : )  Ok, let me say that again. Ahem.

Today’s inspiration is Simplicity and Tejal. Tejal is so taken with butterflies – I find that very sweet. She is very giving, warm and encouraging. So, today I searched Simplicity on Google Feed for butterflies.

I had shortlisted some 7 cards and in the end these are based on this for the layout (butterflies and the sentiment) and this for the embellishments


This Stampabilities dots background is the only background stamp I have – so it was the obvious choice :) See fewer supplies means lesser time to decide <grin/>

Stamped this in the middle with clear embossing and then embossed over the stove’s flame. Rubbed ink all over.


This green one has the dots stamped with some left over ink in the stamp which I forgot to wipe and clear embossing ink – then clear embossed. Butterflies diecut is from itsybitsy.

The banner is due to smudged-ink. And the stamp is my, yes you are right, Hero Arts Everyday Saying :)

I wish I had something interesting to day about the colours like Susan does – but since I have nothing to say – let me stop my rather rambling post now! :)))

Entering for these challenges


And today is AWIC2 – Day4. We are planning on AWIC (A Week In Cards) to be a monthly event. From the 1st of every month – for a week. Suggestions welcome – please email me at mail.craftyjc(at)

Thanks for stopping by. So appreciate you dropping in.



  1. Love these raw kinda cards u have been making.... Very appealing I must admit.... :)


  2. So very pretty Jaya! Simple cards are the best as it focuses on the sentiment also against busy cards that have a lot going on! I cannot make busy cards either :)So long as you are happy with what you create, be happy! Beautiful cards so there! :P

  3. This is a nice one..reminds me of the card you sent me!! like the simplicity! :)

  4. Thank you so much for the kind words..I love these cards..and I really love Susan's blog. It was her blog that made me feel its ok to hate layers in cards..I love that she gave direction to my card making!

    Every month..this one week has been super fun..but don't know if i can do it every month!!!

  5. beautiful card.. love its simplicity...

  6. This is such an adorable card! I just adore the simplicity, yet beautiful look of your card!! Thank you so much for playing along! Hugs...

  7. Clean and simple is a good thing! Love the colors and balance of your designs. TFS

  8. Very pretty card. I like the butterflies that you used.


Thanks so much for your comments :)


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