Thursday, February 18, 2016

Quilled Wedding Keepsakes

Dear Friends,

Marriage is a turning point in each one life from where you are stepping into a new life, new love, new relations and of course the new you.

Wedding keepsakes will be good gift for the couples to remember their joyous moments.

In Hindu religion, a ritual named Sapthapadi - Which i love the most. The Vows taken by both bridegroom and bride. Most of us doesn't know the meaning, we blindly obey the Poojari's words.

Here are the seven vows of the Hindu Marriage

Let us take the first step to provide for our household
a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.

Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental and spiritual powers.

Let us take the third step to increase our wealth
by righteous means and proper use.

Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge,
happiness and harmony by mutual love and trust.

Let us take the fifth step, so that we be blessed
with strong, virtuous and heroic children.

Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.
Finally, let us take the seventh step and be true companions
and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock."

We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever.
Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours.

Made a Simple design to give importance to the wordings. Quilled manadala to give peace and mirror to commit themselves to the vows. Knowing the meaning of sapthapadi will increase the bond between the couples.

We at IQCG have set anything goes with pink challenge and at Unstampabelles -  Challenge #54: Looking Forward, Looking Back
TWIST - add a window or mirror for this month.

Look forward to your beautiful quilled works.

Linking to the bellow challenges
1st row - sparkle + ribbon + stencil
Red hearts

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Best Wishes card

Dear All,

This is my DT post for Unstampabelles - our challenge theme is Looking forward, Looking back - TWIST a window or mirror

My inspiration is a best wishes card for my friend's house warming ceremony who is looking forward for new life in their new home. Quilled flowers and quilled bird on the window frame and added from pearls to it.

Create any project with the theme and add twist either window or mirror in it. The winner will get two couture creation Dies from Susan.Click here to link your works.

This month we have pink themed quilled challenge at IQCG. Don't forget to add your project to IQCG#23 - Anything goes with pink in it.

Linking it to Addicted to CAS, All sorts challenge ,Time out challenge, Craft your passion challenge

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Love themed card

Dear friends,

I have been away from stamping for a while, some recent challenges poke me to do stamping again. here is my card on love theme.

Pattern paper was from heidi Swapp. Distressed the edges with picked raspberry Distress ink. Added Glittered heart diecut to the centre of the doily. Mounted on two stamped birdies(kaisercraft - fun & sunny) over the heart. Added two flowers with the help of sakura texturing paste. Added pearls. A simple card all together.

Linking to below challenges
I have choosed 1st row - flowers, pearls, glitter and heart diecut

Red heart
Addicted to Stamps & More - Challenge #179 
CASology - Week - 183 - Glitter
 Stamplorations - CAS with Red

Monday, February 1, 2016

Quilled Lotus

Dear friends,

Indian Quilling Challenge group is set with new challenge and the new crew today. The challenge we set for the month is Anything goes with pink in it.

My Inspiration is a quilled lotus - my longing desire to do this art has come true.

Lotus - the national flower of India. Emerges from muddy waters but un-spoilt and pure. It is considered to represent a wise and spiritually enlightened quality in a person. The unopened bud is representative of a folded soul that has the ability to unfold and open itself up to the divine truth.

Lotus represents eternity, purity, divinity, and is widely used as a symbol of life, fertility,ever-renewing youth. It is a symbol of awakening to the spiritual reality of life.

I really enjoyed peace while doing this artwork.

Submit your entries to the challenge blog.
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