My very first hobby :)

by Himali
(Sri Lanka)





Hi! I`m from Sri Lanka and I am 19 years old. These days I`m studying for an exam. Actually its difficult for me to sit at one place and study for several hours :D. So I invented a brilliant method to over come my hyper-activeness ;).


I broke one hour in to 2 periods (40 + 20 min) and I studied for 40 mins and spend the rest of the time on card making and watching your tutorials.

I really like them. They are very useful and easy to understand.

At the end of the day I can enjoy the cuteness of a nice greeting card. Now I have a hobby and I never used to have a Hobby. It has been only two days since I started my hobby and I`ve got two cards with me now.

Here are some pictures of them...

Christina says ...

Well for your first hobby all these cards are amazing and I am so pleased that you have sent them in to the Gallery.

There are lots of people that are new to this hobby every day and I get many emails from people telling me how much they enjoy the website.

This makes it all worthwhile and I hope you will try many more of the ideas and projects and send in more of your designs.

It won't be long before you get some commnets and I am sure that you will be pleased with what they say.

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More cards from Himali

by Himali Ranasinghe
(Sri Lanka)




I made more cards and decided to upload them.

They are very simple and anyone can make them. I do these with minimum resources as I can`t find any of those equipment needed for card making in Sri Lanka.

I searched for those tools everywhere because now I`m a big fan of card making but that's tough luck, couldn`t find any :(.

Christina says ...

Having all the fancy tools is not needed to make beautiful cards. Just use what you can find or already have at your disposal and get the imagination going.

That is the most important thing when you get started but most of all .... have fun and enjoy what you are doing.

All of these show that you have that imagination and the ambition to make the best that you can and they are all really lovely cards.

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Blue and White Theme

by Himali
(Sri Lanka)





I made this card using white recycle paper and color A4 sheets. I added two light blue and white roses, which I learned from Christina.

I didn`t want those roses to get smashed so I made a cover and it covers only two sides of the card. It keeps the roses protected while acting like a cute bag.

Christina says ...

Another lovely project Himali and the cover does the job perfectly. I also like the blue and white theme for those very pretty roses.

You could also try Enamelling them once you have made some, for another effect to the roses, and you will find the Enamelled Rose Tutorial in the Video Tutorials section in the NavBar to your left.

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Thread work card

by Himali
(Sri Lanka)





Hi every one, I made a new card and it is special for me because of the thread work on it. It took me a little while to finish this card but I love the outcome.

I added a shallow box like thing to the other card and made the bird house inside it. Here are some photos of my new cards :)

Christina says ...

What a lovely card the thread work is and it is something that will appeal to many people. It makes a very elegant card.

Many people will want to know how you make your cards .. so that they may try the techniques for them selves Himali .. so could you please give a little more detail about how you make them.


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My project files

by Himali
(Sri Lanka)




Side view

Last month I've been really busy with my studies and new projects. I had to make 3 huge projects, 1 for each subject I follow. I wanted my file covers to be cute. So I decided to add some of my handwork to decorate it.

For the 1st project (purple one) I covered the front of my box file with a padding layer and then covered it again with a shiny wrapping paper.

Then I arranged my elements on the it including my two cute buttons which were made out of a cardboard sticker backing.

Finally I made another cover out of hard polythene to keep the box file protected. To make it look nicer I ran some stitches along the edge.

For the 2nd one (black and Pink) I used black and pink card boards to cover the front and back sides of the box file and pasted a polythene on it.

To remove the sharp connecting edges of the two color card boards I added a shiny elephant border. Finally I decorated the side part by passing a thread through some punched holes in order to form few crosses.

I did the 3rd one in the same way. Hoping to make more cards as soon as possible.

Christina says ...

What a really pretty way to store all your work and no one will have the same thing ... it is truly unique.

I am sure that many people will want to copy this idea and in the file boxes many things can be stored ... and not just university or college projects.

These flies could be adapted to store unmounted stamps in or Spellbinders to keep them safe.

And you could have great fun covering these file boxes in your individual style just as Himali has done for hers.

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