Saturday, December 28, 2019

Handmade with Love and Gratitude

Hi Friends
A very good morning and may you be blessed always with Good health and Happiness.

These are the completed stationery sets tied with ribbon.

This time i decided to give my best friends handmade gifts. I loved the decision but i started it on the 23of December as i was working until then and it had to be completed by 25 morning.
I decided to make stationery sets complete with greeting cards, note cards, gift tags as well as a notebook and pen. I had cut most of the bases and for one i had pasted the patten paper on to the base and had cut the gift tags too but everything else had to be done from scratch.
I dont keep a lot of cardstock with me as i am getting ready to go and join my daughter in New Zealand. So i ran short of card stock and had to go to a shop and get it together with the thin ribbon for the gift tags.
I love pattern paper and cannot resist the urge to buy if i see them but alas now i have to finish my stock and i got a fine idea. It was shared by a blooger pal. So now i am going to cut my pattern paper to small sizes and take the ones which i treasure while the balance will be used on cards and gifts.
The idea for the stationery set is from Maymay madeit. i will link her site so that you can get all the measurements from her.
I made 30 greeting cards with envelopes, 30 note cards and 30 gift tags.
A complete set of greeting cards, note cards and gift tags.

I hope you can see the note book. I decorated it with an image from a pattern paper and attached it to the box using a  ribbon belly band. Even the pen was attached using two ribbon loops in pink. It was attached to the box using liquid glue.

I used dye cuts to decorate the cards. Even the note books were hand made and the pens were decorated with coordinating pattern paper. After finished doing the cards and envelopes i found that it did not fit inside the box and most of them were top folding so i re did them again.
To decorate the cards i used pattern paper.
I even did teh gift bags using pattern paper but unfortunately had forgotten to take pix of it. I used one sheet of paper for each bag.
I am linking these sets to

Surekha Galagoda
Thank you for stopping by. With loads of love and gratitude
Surekha Galagoda

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Blog Candy by Creative fingers Challenge blog

Dear Friends
May you enjoy a blessed day with the graciousness of our father. Creative Fingers Challenge blog is giving away blog candy.

Please check teh link below and enter. It is easy peesy lemon squeezy.

Thank you so much for stopping by
With love and Gratitude
Surekha Galagoda

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Happy Birthday Jane

To Dear Jane
May your Birthday be awesome and May all your dreams come true with Gods blessings.

I am Linking this card to 

Have a happy day

Friday, November 29, 2019

Time Out Theme Challenge

Dear Friends

May Your day be filled with Blessings from the Lord.

I took a piece of cardstock and stamped an image of a princess and colored it using Colleen Watercolor Pencils and then i stamped the cat image and colored that too. The sentiment is Fly High and i stamped that too using blue ink. To add the bling to the card i pasted a pink stone near her hair .I want to give this to her as she celebrated her first singing challenge at school on 27 November. She loves unicorns and princesses.

Thank you for stopping by
With Lots of Love and Gratitude
I am linking this card to Galagoda Galagoda

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Blog Candy

Hi Friends
Tindaloo is giving away Blog candy pls do visit her blog and link up.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Add-On BlogCandy #3.

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New Blogcandy! With some changes from last time ~ everything is shown in the photo, no surprises... and theres a linky now! 😊  

This is an add-on Blogcandy still, as I will add the three extra goodies you see attatched on the right of the image below, when there are 10/20/30 entries! If there are even more entries, there is a digistamp BONUS for 3 extra winners!

Here you will find treasure in old discontinued stamps, that maybe is hard to find as well as some other scrapbooking goodies. There are some nicely used stamps here that I am hoping will find a new home, as well as new and unused stuff!

Just click on photos to see in bigger detail!

Blogcandy Contents;

💠 Whiff of Joy - Norma Fickel 'WOJ Feeling better' 
used EZ-mount rubberstamp.
💠 Nellie Snellen 'Koetie Sweet dreams' clearstamp.
💠 Simply Sassy 'Party Frills' used EZ-mount rubberstamp.

💠 Winnie the Pooh & Tigger eraser and pencil.
💠 Kort & Godt flower/leaf? crystal-like plastic decorations on wire.

💠 3 x umounted rubberstamps ~ unknown see photo 
(I think the red ones are from Viva Las Vegas Stamps!).
💠 Panduro Arne & Carlos Clear Stamp A6 'Recipe'.

💠 Trimcraft Simply Creative 6mm adhesive red and green pearls (350+)

Blogcandy Add-ons; (updated on date: / . will have a ✔️ when included!)
I will add the three extra goodies below when there are..
✔️ x10 entries = Kraftin' Kimmie 'Sandcastle Miles' used EZ-mount rubberstamp.
✔️ x20 entries = Panduro Hobby 6x red Crochet flowers.
🔔 x30 entries = DoCrafts Urban Stamps 'Chronology Apothecary' 4x4 EZ-mounted rubberstamp. 

I am still finding plenty of duplicates in my stash while organizing and adding stuff into my giveaway box ~ and what is not won this time will pass on to the next blogcandy!

.... and even though I said no surprises, there might be some extra extras getting added when I wrap this blogcandy up at the end ~ no matter if the add-ons have been added or not ;) 

This BlogCandy is open to all you wonderful crafty people who stop by my blog ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and while I would appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, it's not necessary to win ♥ But please ~ ONE entry each & NO Non-crafters or Candy-only-bloggers, that would not be fair! 

The only thing I ask of you is that you spread the word by sharing this blogpost. Feel free to use the blogcandy photo, (or the small one in my sidebar) either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) and add a link ~ or share via pinterest, instagram, facebook, twitter etc. even just telling a friend counts :)

EXTRA BONUS! If there is more than 30 x entries, I will also pick 3 more winners who will get a freebie digistamp each (of their choice) from my etsy shoppe! So do get the word out 😊
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Christmas Tags and Coloring

Dear Friends
May Your day be filled with Blessings from the Lord
 Making tags for Christmas is nice to usher in the holidays and I sure have to make a bunch of them as i am planning to go see my daughter and Grand daughter in New Zealand next month God willing.
Thank You Tracey for Your hard work and inspiration.

I made five tags amidst my work and i am super happy with the outcome.
All the tags were die cut using scrap pieces of cardstock.
 For this tag i die cut a deer from a Courture creation die and adhered it to the tag base. As i was obsessed with making shaker tags i colored the deer using Colleen watercolor pencils. I used shades of brown.  I stuck a tiny red color embelishment onto his nose and pasted it to the tag base using liquid glue, Then i cut a another tag and scooped out the middle leaving only  a border. To that i adhered the acetate which was from a salvaged packaging. Then i put little embelishments inside and secured everything together using liquid glue. Now i know that i have to find an invisible glue if there is anything like that in the market. Lol

   This is my completed tag and i was inspired by Dear Friend Lisa Henkes tag on day 8
This is also a circle shaker tag. I colored the border of the tag and pasted patterned paper presents of varying  length as the background. Then i followed the same steps as mentioned above and completed the tag. But remember it is hard to pierce acetate so find a good tool. If  you  are good at measuring you can pierce each layer separately which is a good idea. It just came to my mind.

This is the completed shaker tag. I made a small blunder when piercing the hole but i was able to cover it up thanks to glue dots which are super sticky. I was inspired by Dear friend Lisa Henkes shaker card.
To make this card my inspiration was from Dear Angela Bodes card on Day 8. I gave it a twist because my candy canes were to the same side. I colored the two candy canes, the glass and hollies and berries using the Colleen watercolor pencils and as i am yet to buy alphabet dies i took letters from a sticker sheet and adhered them to my tag. The glass was hand drawn.

This tag was inspired by the Animal tags of Newtons Nook. It is an animal tag which has a deer with a a red nose as well as some leaves and berries and the sentiment hugs. It is from stickers.


My set of tags.

Things to remember
Always ensure that the acetate sheet is clean.

How i save time
I die cut a bunch of images in one go.(My desk is my work/craft table. so i cannot have my Cuttlebug on the table all the time.)
I stamp a set of images in one go. (So that all the stamps are cleaned in one go)
Put everything in a little tray and craft as and when i have time. 
I am a total messy carfter but as my space is limited i have to keep it clean whether i like or not.Lol
Thank You for stopping by
With Loads of love and Gratitude
I am linking these tags to Galagoda
Surekha Galagoda

Monday, November 25, 2019

Beautiful Tags

The 25 days of Christmas tags
Surekha galagoda

Dear Friends
May you have a beautiful Day filled with blessings from the Lord
I wanted to take part in making tags for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags with Tracey. But work always keeps me busy sorry about it ladies.
To make this tag i was inspired by the Tag Tracey made on Day one with the word Joy.
I cut the tag using a die and using the cross to make the tag. It is a beautiful cross from Tutti designs. I die cut it twice using Red and green card stock and adhered it together for dimension. Then i tied a bow using gold ribbon and handwrite the word Joy using a black glitter pen as i didnt have any word dies. Tthis is my simple tag. It will be given to a student to use as a book tag.

I will link this tag to
Thank You for stopping by
With Love and Gratitude
Surekha Galagoda