Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Purple feast

Exactly 10 days left to wind up our holiday in India, and to get back to our home in Macau. I feel deprived of my crafting!! Nevertheless, I have tried to make couple of cards with the bare minimum supplies I have on my hand here in my holiday home. If you had seen my last post, you would know that I have only purple textured card stock and a blue card stock only, so I chose purple to do these cards, and I finished the purple card stock - no more , only blue left!

The first one up is a very simple card, I just stamped the sentiment from  my custom made stamps here, and stitched some stripes! Yes, my daughter's hobby kit came in handy for the embroidery threads :) i am one of those moms who buy plenty of books and hobby kits for my kids, LOL never thought that I was going to use any of those!
I chose black and pink to do the stitching.
Very satisfied with the card!

Piercing holes for stitching was a huge challenge, as I don't have anything to pierce a hole without ruining the card stock. I have a tiny scissorshere, which I used to trim the card stocks too, so I used the same scissors to carefully pierce some holes on the card *phew*

My daughter's hobby kit, which came in handy for me :)

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 I had stitched some stripes, and kept the look really clean too!


The second one I up cycled some images from some old books, and stamped the sentiment, I stamped in an inclined way to go with the butterfly hands! I used my daughter's black marker to color around on the butterfly image.
Its a super simple card!

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If I was in my home, I would have used the STAMPlorations stamp, but I still want to play with this humble card here :)

I had used a butterfly image!


Some pictures from our roof top, of the beautiful weather we are blessed with here in India .

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!



  1. Well done with limited resources, the view from your window looks very tropical with the palms, not what I was imagining at all. By the way what is the bloke doing on the roof?

    1. Haha Julie, that bloke is my teenager son, who is utterly bored here. We went on the roof top to spot a rainbow, since it was both rainy and sunny at once. No worries! We have extended roof beyond where he is walking, in case you are wondering ;)

  2. You are so creative Rahmat and you have done a great job with both cards. I love you up cycled pictures from books and so pleased you shared with us at TIME OUT. Enjoy the rest of your hols x

  3. Both are so cute Rahmat the stitching in 1st card :)

  4. The are lovely, I like how creative you are that u were able to make such awesomeness even in scarcity of supplies !

  5. Great butterfly card in very pretty colours, Rahmat. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  6. You did a great job with limited supplies. Very creative to stitch on some stripes. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  7. The pictures look amazing! Love what you created with your limited supplies. The purple texture is awesome. Love the stitching too. Both cards are fabulous .Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  8. You're so resourceful with your limited stash! Two great cards. And what a view, it looks beautiful - enjoy the rest of your time away x

  9. Love your stitched stripes! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

  10. Two very pretty cards thank you for sharing over at CAS on sunday.

  11. Well first of all, your holiday home looks beautiful! Glad you are enjoying your holiday! And how fun that you have some supplies there to keep you crafting! These are so pretty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!