Saturday, August 1, 2020

Beautiful friendship

Good morning Dear friends
This is a card I made for my dearest friend Maryanne

Colleen water colored pencils

I cut a [piece of cardstock to fit as a layer. Then I stamped the rose in black initially. Then i coloured two layers of pink watercolor pencils and shaded it. Then I used some pencil shavings to look like drops. I pasted a sticker of a tiny butterfly as no flower is complete without a butterfly. I didnt use anything else to jazz the card as i wanted the attention to the sentiment What a beautiful Blessing You are to me. My friend is a true blessing to me.

I am linking this card to GalagodaSurekha Galagoda

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Surekha Galagoda

Beach and fun

Good Morning dear Friends
Completed Card

I made this as a beach themed card.

Acrylic paints

I cut a piece of card stock and painted it in two shades of blue using my acrylic paints. Then I cut the mermaid using a die and colored her using the Colleen water color pencils. I die cut the words Summer fun using an alphabet die. [As post is not working i have to rely on the dies available in the local market. In the local market too only one place sells crafty items.] I pasted two shells from my shell collection and the card was complete.

Before I pasted the shells
Supplies I used
Cuttlebug cutting machine
Colleen Watercolour pencils

I am linking this card to
Double D Challenges Galagoda
Sisterhood of Crafters Galagoda

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Surekha Galagoda

Pretty in Pink

Surekha GalagodaGood Morning Dear Friends
My Grand daughter's Birthday was on 1st August.
She wanted a pop up card in pink as her favourite color now is Pink.

Materials used
Pink cardstock
flower die
squirrels stamp
Colleen water Color pencils

I folded a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 *5 1/2  and kept it aside.  Then I took a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2*5 1/2 and scored it at 3/4,4 and 4 3/4. I learnt the method from Jennifer Mcguire. I decorated that using a image of Olaf as her birthday party was themed olaf. I stamped three squirrels using a stamp. I colored all three in brown and the mama carries a cake, the baby a love heart as my grand daughter loves love hearts and Dada a cup. After that I cut a flower shape in the  4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece and made the Olaf peek through the window. To fit the inside piece to the card  the fold lind of the card and the inside pieces were put together and the left side was adhered to the card base and the card was closed and the right side was adhered to the card base on the other side. I die cut the words Happy Birthday using a die. This is my simple card I made for my one and only Grand daughters 8th Birthday. They are in New Zealand and post is not working from Sri Lanks so I only showed the card to her. I also did a count down for her Birthday using all little memories of her including the first Baby shirt she wore.

Inside of the card

My one and only God given gift

I am linking this card to

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Surekha Galagoda

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge

Good Afternoon friends
Today I am doing a card and gift tag.

Products I used
Card stock in natural,craft, blue and teal colour
butterfly dies, sentiment and circle dies
Die cutting machine
foam squares

I cut a piece of light blue colour cardstock measuring 41/4 *5 1/2 and took a piece of craft cardstock a 1/4 inch less on all four sides and adhered it to the blue cardstock using liquid glue. The two circles were adhered using foam squares, The pattern paper flower as well as the butterfly was  adhered using foam squares. I die cut the hello die twice and adhered it to the card. To make the gift card too i followed the same process but the sizes were smaller and I used the Hugs die.

Supplies I used

Cuttlebug Cutting machine
 Hello Word Die
Hugs Word Die
Butterfly dies

I am submitting the card and Gift tag to the
Twofer Card Challenge

Surekha Galagoda

Crafty shops

Good Morning friends
Today's post is all about places i buy my crafty items for my cards and craft projects.Bear in mind some items are still not available in Sri Lanka while sometimes the stuff is not of good quality. I thought I would list the places I shop so that it will help crafty friends in Sri Lanka.

Craftstore Rambasevana
It is an online store and the service is excellent. They have a facebook page with individual albums.Pictures of all crafty products with the size and price is mentioned. The owner Ridma does a good job and ordering is easy.  Once you select the goods send  her a whatsapp or messenger message on 0719888664 and she will get back with the bill. Though I can pay once the goods are delivered I prefer to pay to the bank before delivery. For me it is convenient. She individually packs everything and puts them to a bag.You can even ask her how to use a product. The only short side is you cannot touch and feel the products you are buying.But believe me there is no difference between the picture you see and the stuff you get.

Sarasavi Bookshop
They also have a lot of crafty stuff and their staff are courteous and with a smile.I visit the Nugegoda and Dehiwela branches as it is closer to my home.

Best Paper
They have all kinds of paper and inks and recently they have become an agent of Sizzix and have the Big Shot machines as well as dies and embellishments. They are located at No 21 Pepiliyana Road Nugegoda.

Art World
They also store a variety of crafty goods and the shop is in Dehiwela Sri Lanka close to the bridge.34A, Galle Road Dehiwela North.

Penguin Toys
You can buy crafty goods from Penguins and it is very affordable.The shop is at 106, Prince Street  Pettah.

Lakwin enterprises
They also store a lot of crafty goods and I mostly buy cardstock from them as it is cheaper than other places. They are located at  No 53, Prince Street and now they import 6*6 and 12*12 pattern papers and it is very affordable.You get a courteous service too.

I have got dies,colour pens and other stuff from Simon Says Stamp, AlteNew, Tutti Designs and Pink fresh Studio.They are of superior quality and they give you what they display on the page. The only downside is that shipping is very high.At the moment you cannot ship anything from them as postal services are not working.

Surekha Galagoda

No Limit
I buy my pattern papers from them. They have the most beautiful pattern papers and the only downside is that they fold the papers to fit the rack.

I hope that this post will help crafty friends in Sri Lanka
with Blessings
Surekha Galagoda

Monday, July 20, 2020


Dear Friends
A very good afternoon to all of you.
I made an Accordian fold card for the Butterfly Challenge

Pattern paper
Score Pal
Butterflies for decoration

According to the instructions given by lovely Valerie Anne  who hosts the Butterfly challenge following version one  I cut a piece of cardstock measuring 11.5 by 5.5 inches in Apricot colour. Then I scored the piece of caqrdstock at 3 3/4,61/4.8 3/4 and 10 1/8. After folding the card according to given instructions i decided to decorate. I didn't have any pattern paper with butterflies but that did not discourage me. I had a piece of pattern paper in Apple Blossom colour with small hearts and it was with a scalloped border. I fuzzy cut the scalloped border and kept it aside. Then i measured each panel and reduced a  1/4 inch from all sides and made templates. So that i wont make a mistake. After that I cut each template on my pattern paper and adhered to the relevant panel using liquid glue. To remove the bubbles which form i rolled my pencil on top of the pattern paper. The last panel was decorated using butterflies fuzzy cut from a left over piece of pattern paper. The butterflies on top were cut from a die that I have. I really wanted to take part in the challenge as Valerie Anne helps all of us by explaining the card shape and every other little detail. Thank you Dear Valerie Anne.

The card before decoration

The fourth panel with a row of patterned paper butterflies

 Card after decoration. You can see a butterfly peeking through the fourth panel.
I am playing
Accordian style card, two pattern papers ie for the panels and the fourth panel decoration Colours Apple blossom, Apricot and Aquamarine[butterflies] and my butterflies

This is the second card I made following the version two
It is the same measurements and scoring but 2.5 inches was cut away from the first two panels and 2.5 inches was cut away from the third and fourth panels. I used a apple blossom pattern paper with butterflies  while the card stock was aquamarine and i die cut the butterflies in Apricot.The sentiment was stamped and fuzzy cut. Since the pattern paper was everything I didnt decorate it much oether than placing the butterflies.
Before the card was decorated

 After decorating with butterflies

Products I used

Butterfly dies

I am linking these two cards to
Butterfly challenge,craftyhazelnuts Pattern paper challengeSurekha Galagoda

Thank You
Surekha Galagoda

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Another One layer card

Dear Friends
Good afternoon.

I made another one layer card for the Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge#11.

I cut a piece of card stock and folded in two and stamped a deer and a tree using an acrylic block.Then i stamped the sentiment Thinking of you. I colored the deer using Colleen water colour pencils and added  the white spots using a Sakura Gelly Roll white pen. The branches of the tree was colored using Rangers Pine needles ink while the bark was colored using watercolor pencils.

The products I used
card stock
Colleen Watercolour pencils

Pine needles Distress Oxide from Ranger

Acrylic block

Hope you like my little card
I am linking this card to

Craftsmysoul Surekha Galagoda
Blessings to all
Surekha Galagoda