Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing you all a very happy new year!


Writing my last post of year 2011. This was a wonderful crafty year for me. In the beginning of the year, I was unaware that I will come a long way in my crafty journey... Its all possible because of my wonderful friends, family, well-wishers and my followers.. You guys are my support system. I hope your love and wishes will continue for the years to come.. Happy New year!!!
Sharing my 2nd desktop calendar with you. I gifted it to my secret child when we played secret Santa game in office.

Its again with a drawer. The papers are from Echo park's - Season's greetings pack. and the flowers are from Prima. The ferns are from Hussena given as RAK.

This is how the calendar will look with drawer open.

Challenges entered:
1. Craftyjc-challenge - Holiday Favors
2. For the love of crafting - Anything but a card for Christmas/New year
3. Ooh-la-la-creations challenges - Anything but a card
4. Sparkles forum challenges - Anything but a Christmas card
5. Wags-n-whiskers rubber stamps - Fancy folds
6. Die cut dreams - Calendar
Thanks alot for looking. 

Love and wishes,

Thursday, December 29, 2011

All of my Christmas cards

Hello people!

As I am not getting much time to update my blog, I thought of showing all the Christmas cards that I made this year in a single post (Except the ones I posted in previous posts). Here are these:

1st one is a long card...

The Christmas tree stamp is from Kaisercraft. I found this set in Itsy Bitsy store and I was so thrilled once it caught my eyes..

2nd one is again a long card... The sentiment "Merry Christmas" is from the same stamp set.

3rd card is a quick pink and purple card that I made in 20 mins... Love the die cut and the embossed paper that Kalindi sent me. I made a matching envelope too.

4th one is stepper card I made for a friend of mine. The papers are from Echo park's Season's greetings collection.

Side view of the stepper card. Sorry for the bad quality of photos as I clicked the photos just before leaving for office at 7 in the morning and it was still dark outside. So couldn't take a picture in the broad day light.

And its coordinating envelope.
The sentiment and the ornament are again from Kaisercraft stamp set.

I made some Christmas notecards too but haven't clicked their pictures.

I hope you guys liked these. Do leave some comments. Each and every comment is so dear to me.

Good night!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Poinsettia Christmas card

Hello people..

I am in love with Christmas colors and this festive season.. This whole week I had so much fun in office as we were celebrating Christmas... We decorated our bay on the theme "Santa's workshop", received so many goodies from our official Santa Claus :D,   Played secret Santa's game and other fun activities.. it was like 100% fun with 0% work! and o yes! I cleared my certification exam with flying colors.. !!! and how can i forget to mention that yesterday I received my parcel of craft supplies from U.S.... my best ever shopping at Joann's store I did during thanksgiving... a friend of mine brought it along with him while coming to India.. I am doing a happy dance!!!

So, today I want to share another Christmas Card I made recently.. Here it is:

Its a simple card... and a true Christmas card with snowflakes and Christmas plant flower Poinsettia.. This is my favorite among the all the Christmas cards I have made..

I decorated the envelope too :)

Here is the list of supplies that goes into its making:

Blank card and envelope: Jovita's Store
PP's: Season's greetings by Echo Park from Ujjwal's store
Snow embossed paper: RAK from Kalindi
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Red flower on the envelope: Free gift on purchase from Jovita's store.. I got a handful of these.. Thanks Jovi..
Beads and pearl: from my stash

Linking the card to following challenges too:
1. Charisma cardz - Anything goes
2. Fresh brewed designs - Christmas Cards
3. My mums craft shop challenges - Anything goes
4. Crafts and me challenges - Anything goes
5. divas by design challenge - Merry Christmas
6. Paper play challenges - Christmas
I will come back tomorrow with another Christmas card! Now off to decorate my Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Calendar 2012


Here I am with a gift idea for the Christmas and to welcome the new year 2012!!! Check it out...

Its an easel calendar with a box... I always wanted to try these desktop calendars and this was the right time to make some... I made four of these.. :D I will share each one by one...

Snapshot with easel folded down...

Also, I wanna say Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu! to  my dear friends Hussena and Kalindi who were of great support when I needed the most... They sent me some awesome craft stuff as RAK...  Also, they noticed the things I don't have and sent me instantly! I was looking for white gel pen for so long and now I have two  :P You gals rock!

Following list of supplies were used in making this calendar:

Cardstock: Locally bought
PP's : Season's Greetings (Ujjwal's store)
Calendar: Printed from a free site
Flowers: Prima
Stamps: Faith greetings stamp set (TPC) from Jovita's store
Leaves: RAK by Hussena
Tags: RAK by Kalindi
Buttons and clips: from my stash

And I am linking it to the following challenges:
1. Craftyjc Challenge - Holiday Favors
2. For the love of crafting - Anything but a card on Christmas/new year theme
3. OLLCB - Anything but a card
4. Sparkles forum challenges - Anything but a card
5. Saturday Challenge - New year/Celebrations (I have chosen new year)  Won "SPOTLIGHT CARD OF THE WEEK" :)
6. Wags 'n Whiskers stamps - Fancy folds

I hope you people liked it.. :) Pleaseee drop me a comment...Would love to hear from you..


Saturday, December 17, 2011

My 1st Christmas card :) and my reason for being MIA:D


How is every body doing? I hope everyone is enjoying the winters and the festive season... I am so sorry for missing for so long from bloggyland... I am very busy now a days... preparing for an exam from about a month which has been keep postponing for some of the other reason... :( and in between I participated in an carnival too where I had put up a stall of my paper crafts.. it was a good experience for me..
In between my business I did crafted though.... Which is my biggest relaxing agent... and the net being flooded with so many Christmas and season's cards, today I couldn't resist to show off some of my cards that I made recently...

Here is the 1st Christmas card I ever made... The card is inspired by Kristina Werner's this card.

Its a long card measuring 4 x 9 inches... I am a bit fascinated by long cards now a days... The papers are a mix from Itsy Bitsy, Echo park and DCWV...

The trees are hand cut by me... The star on the top of each tree are 3D stickers that I bought locally.

I hope you liked my card :)
I am linking this card to following challenges too:
1. 4 crafty chicks - Christmas
2. Crafting for all seasons - Christmas
3. Delightful sketches - Anything goes
4. Paper play challenges - Christmas
5. Abc christmas challenge - 'Y' for 'Yippee - it's almost Christmas!'
6. Pollycraft challenge blog - Christmas
7. Divas by design challenge - Merry Christmas
8.For fun challenges - Christmas - anything goes
9. Glitter geeks - Anything goes
10. Christmascardsallyearround. - Anything goes

Here is a photo of my stall at the carnival...

I will share individual pics gradually...

Priya Sondhi 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Unusual Color Combo!

Hi Friends,

A quick post to share a card I made last weekend using some unusual colors... Here it is:

Basic reason to make this card was to use my scraps and stickers that were laying around.

Still some scraps where left so I made a tag too.

I made this card keeping in mind following challenges:
ICRC12 - Dots, Strips and a tag
Colorconceptions - Use scraps effectively

Thanks for looking,
Good night!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You and Me... :)

Hey friends,

Its very late in night but have to post about a card of mine... that is again on the ICR's new challenge theme.. that is Dots and strips + a tag... Here it is:

Along with the tag, I made its matching envelope too.. That black stamp is from MICIA stamps that I won at ICR event sponsored by Crafting queen store. Thank Karuna, I had a good time playing with it.
A close look:

I have got loads of stickers  that I bought locally and wanted to finish it off as they are just occupying my craft space... So you might see a sea of stickers on my upcoming projects... Those red hearts are puffy stickers... 
I have also decorated the inside too. have a look:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Red (local buy), White (Fabriano Brustro)
Stamps: Fiskars all year cheers and MICIA
Heart embellishments: local buy
Doily punch: Kavitha's craft store
Scalloped Punch: Ujjwal's store
Red strips: Itsy Bitsy

Hows it? do leave your comments :)

Good night!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dots, strips and a tag

Hello all!

How are you friends? I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Today I want to share a box I made recently. I kept the theme of ICR's new challenge in my mind while making it. So here it is with the details. Its a Trinket box with a window and a lock.

Here is the top view.

I bought few readymade paper roses and fused bead strings and coincidentally they were matching so I choose the color Lavender and its shades. The frame was lying with me for a long time, so thought making a window for the box. I weaved the quilling strips to make the mesh. 

I bought these flowers at a local handicraft exhibition. Decorated them with some fused beads string.
The front view.

 The front has a lock. I used a small square piece of Velcro and glued a paper flower on one side to hide the Velcro  I used very small piece of it so that it opens with a little pull without tearing anything :D

and here is the cute small tag to write names of the giver and receiver.

Apart from ICRC12, I want to participate in following challenges too.

Crafty ribbons challenge - Anything but a card
Fussy and fancy challenge - Make a gift/Anything but a card
Squiggle stamps - Anything but a card

That's it folks. Please leave a comment if you liked it or any other suggestion and feedback. 
Thanks for looking!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

An inspiration for the 1st challenge at "For the love of crafting" blog

Hello friends,

Sorry for MIA for a while... but I am back ... Today I will share the wall hangings that I made as a GD for Kavitha’s new blog “for the love of crafting”. For the first monthly challenge, the theme is “Hanging out”. You are supposed to make something that can be hung. It can be a tree ornament , door hanger, wreath or a wall hanging or any other project of your choice. Also, you can use any technique and material. It can be a painting, crochet, embroidery, clay work, paper crafts etc.
There is  a fab prize too for the winner, a paper craft kit!!! So hurry up!

I made a set of three mini wall hangings which can be hang together or separately. Now the detailed photo of each wall hanging.

I cut a brown textured card stock into stripes and weaved them to make the base of wall hanging.
The green swirls are drawn and cut by hands. Used some fused pearl strings as butterflies trails.

Made few paper flowers from Itsy Bitsy paper petals. All 3 wall hangings are 4 x 4 inches in size. you can arrange these in any way you want.

Supplies used:
Brown cardstock: Local buy
Flowers: Handmade by me
Butterflies: Itsy Bitsy
Fused pearl strings: A1 craft supplies
Bling and beads: Local buy

Now take out all your craft material and make something to hang. For further details, rules and other inspirations check out the blog.

Linking this to following challenges too:

Create me pink - Flower power
Crafty anns challenge blog - Floral frenzy
Frosted designs - Embossing (Used dry embossing to make flowers)
Crafty ribbons challenge - Anything but a card

Happy crafting,

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lacy circles easel card

Hi Friends,

I am back with another easel card. This one is again using one of the lacy circle die cuts I purchased from Kavitha's craft store. It's the last one of the lot and now I am ready to buy another lot :D

It's similar to the one I made previously (check here)... but this one is little smaller than that.

I have used the stickers from the same sticker sheet I used in my previous lacy circle easel card. 

and the warm sentiments.. :)

Look of the card when laid flat...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Fabriano Brustro
Die cut: Lacey circle by spellbinders from Kavitha's craft store
Flowers stickers: Hobby Ideas
Sentiment: Fiskar's All year cheers stamp set
I am entering this card to following challenges:
ICRC11 - Easel card + basic shapes(I have used circles)
Simon Says Stamps - Anything goes 
Card making Mamas - Die cuts
Sweet stamps blog - Easel card
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tejal's Card.... Full view...

Hi All,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Diwali.... I enjoyed it to the core with my family around me after 6 months!!! My childhood days got refreshed... I just love this part of the year...
Ok now onto the card I made for Tejal on her b'day... The card was a flowerpot card... with lots of flowers n bling and cute buttery b'day wishes for Tejal... Here it is...

If you pull up the top big flower, you can read the message inside...

And the coordinating envelope...

I hope Tejal liked this card... and what about u?


Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Tejal!!! Let the celebrations begin!

Hey all!!! It's celebrations time once again... 'coz Its Tejal's Birthday!!! Tejal needs no introduction... She is a super talented stamper and must have helped every Indian stamper in one or the other way.... This is for you Tejal... Happy Birthday!!!

This day obvious calls for celebrations so we have organized a Birthday blog hop... 
Here is the order...

Priya Sondhi ---> you are here!
Last stop is at our birthday gal Tejal's blog!

Here is a sneek peek of what I made for her...

Your next stop is at Priyadarshini's blog

So please join in, hop along and don't forget to leave birthday wishes for this lovely lady..... Blog hop ends on 26th Oct at 23:59 hours( midnight Diwali)... Have fun!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Another Easel card...


Just a quick post.... This weekend I made 2 Easel card and 3 boxes!!! yay! a fun filled crafty weekend for me... I will share those one by one... 1st an easel card...

I so wanted to use the die cuts that I purchased from Kavitha's store. After looking at Hussena's this card I decided to make a circular easel card... 

The bird is from a sticker sheet that I purchased from hobby ideas. These are gorgeous 3D stickers. Isn't it?

Sentiments are from Itsy Bitsy.

This is how the card will look like when folded. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Fabriano Brustro
Die cut: Lacey circle by spellbinders from Kavitha's craft store
Bird and flowers stickers: Hobby Ideas
Sentiment: Itsy Bitsy

I am entering the card to following challenges:
Indianstampers - Easel card + basic shapes (I have used circles)
Daring cardmakers - a bird on the card
Stampin' B's design team - use a bird on the card
Scrapbook sisters - Anything goes

Please leave your comments.....

See you guys soon!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mini cards - Stamping

Hello friends,

Weekend is here so is the crafting for me! yay! Working on some cards... I am planning to make lots of embellishments and 3-4 cards this weekend.. lets see if I am able to achieve the deadline I set for myself...

Today I want to share these 3 note cards I made for crafty JC challenge... I made these last weekend but couldn't post it... better late then challenge deadline passes away :P

These are 3 mini cards measuring 3 x 3 inches. 

I made the background with repetitive stamping on pink, blue and light yellow blank paper. 

I used different sentiment for each with different shapes and glued them at different positions to make the cards looks different and similar at the same time :P

Supplies used:
Cardstock and paper: Local buy
Stamps: Fiskars All year cheer

These were so easy to make. I am loving stamping! 

Do let me know how it turned out....
I am entering this card to following challenges:
Bling it on challenges - No pattern papers
Charmed cards and crafts - Anything goes with a blog candy :)
Crafty card makers - Anything goes

Have a happy crafty weekend!