Thursday, March 29, 2012

A few more cards I made. Blog marathon post 7

A big thank you to all of you who left comments on the previous posts, especially the post about mothers and daughters. Each and every comment is read and cherished and appreciated.
Apologies, I have not been able to reply individually, because of the blog-marathon i am currently doing.
(Forgivable, right, considering you get a new post every single day? thank you--I know you're sweet that way :) )

Today I am sharing with you pictures of cards I made. You can check out the whole album here.
I had made so many and now they are all sold! A lot of people messaged me on FB asking if I would sell the cards. Handmade cards sell anywhere between Rs.100--Rs.250/- I think handmade cards are anyday better than the usual ready-made, mass produced, run of the mill cards.

There is a LOT of effort which goes into making cards. For the cards I make, the accessories are  all sourced from my various travels. Whenever I see a nice thing which I can use for card making, I buy it and add it to my supplies.

Here are the pictures of the recent ones I made. (all sold)

 This card seemed apt for that friend who loves cats!


 I have used a shiny blue sparkling paper as a background to set off the red and white quilled roses.

 A student bought this card as a gift for her teacher.


Another student bought this for his friend. He was very keen to have this one.

I like the fairy in this one. Adds magic to the card, don't you think?


 And I like the quilled roses in this one. Once you learn how to quill those roses, it becomes addictive! I can't seem to stop making them now!


 This was a card made fairly quickly--just a cheerful peppy card which one can send for no occasion.

For me making cards is a great way to de-stress. Usually I make one card a day. A portrait I make takes many hours and is spread over days. But with cards, there is instant gratification!

Any of you make cards as well?
If so leave me links, would love to see them!
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17 comments:

  1. Preethaka, I remember those fairy's. That is one of the 1st things u had taught me to draw when we were kids when we met during summer vacation! Love them all.

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  2. Lovely cards...Loved them all.!!!!

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  3. wow...very creative ....
    Best wishes...keep it up...!

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  4. Awesome Preeti :)

    Hope u r doing good!

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  5. Wow...I came back from a week's break, and I see 7 posts!! Awesome!! Made my day!
    Ahh, on this post, the cards are AWESOME!! Super creative!!
    Good day!

    -Durga

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  6. cute ones....loved them all....the colour combination is awesome...and yes thanks a lot for a post everyday...it really keeps all of us motivated:)

    even i love Quilling...and here are some of my creations:
    http://gsaptekar84.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Quilling

    Love
    Gayu

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  7. hey preethy!!!!

    Awesome cards! veryy cute!!! Lucky me!I have one of your cards too! ;)

    n i want to know where do you get those plain cards and envelopes in bangalore?

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  8. These are soo pretty! I do make cards, but they're nowhere near these.. you make brilliant cards! :D
    I've been making cards since a kid, for everyone in the family for their birthdays and other occasions. Parents have them all- I love to see some of them sometimes, the lopsided words and funny drawings I made as a little kid! :)

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  9. Ashna: thanks so much!! :) yes, i make them professionally now. I source a lot of accessories for my cards from Uk. Its a serious hobby now.

    Hunter: I got some from itsy bitsy (google them) and some from delhi and a few from UK.

    Gayu: Thanks! Ur creations are nice too!

    Durga: And your comment made my day! Thanks!

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  10. Arti: thanks!

    Anupama: thank you!

    Anu: Thank you so much! :)

    Sandhya: Wow! I dont remember! but I must have--i love those fairies!

    Pooja:Thanks!!

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  11. Th first card is beautiful. Love the small blue-ish cat the most!

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  13. Hi Preeti
    Loved all your card as always..and I am sure,every one who bought your card will treasure it for their life.I started quilling after reading your posts.I don't have a blog,but will definitely share my cards with my Guru someday :)

    love,
    Nitu

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  14. All the cards are beautiful:-))!!!

    My kids are making bookmarks nowadays and they are improving leaps and bounds;-o

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  15. Sometimes its so good to go through your older posts...I have started reading ur books and blogs since feb ( and i have read many of your posts of 2007 2008 etc)...Read this story if you have time- meintheblogosphere.blogspot.in/2012/09/shopping-at-click.html

    Here s a card I made...
    http://meintheblogosphere.blogspot.com/2012/07/CardNo1.html

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