Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mojo Saturday or Monday??...

Hi All,

This week was again a hectic one for me... Still I decided to craft in whatever time I gets in my hand... and I so wanted to use my new Echo Park's Yours Truly Kit which I bought this week... but alas! My mojo stopped working.. :(
Then I decided to follow some sketch to help me design something... I followed Mojo Monday's sketch of the week...

And this is my take on the sketch...

The inside of the card..

and here is the card with matching envelope...

Supplies Used:
Blank Card and Envelope: Itsy Bitsy Craft Store
Pattern Papers: Echo Park's Truly Yours collection
Embellishments: Echo Park's Truly Yours collection

 Apart from Mojo Monday, I am entering this card to following challenges:
1. atcswithattitude - Anything goes
2. Craftypurplefrogchallenges - Anything goes
3. Simonsaysstamps - Anything goes
4. Party time tuesdays - Anything goes
5. Lollipopcrafts - Anything goes

I hope you liked it... If so, please leave me a comment... I would really appreciate it... :)

Happy Crafting!

For the Love of crafting DT call!

Hi all!

This post is for the "For the love of crafting" DT call. This is a challenge blog run by our very own Kavitha.. Owner of Kalalayaa Craft Store and kalalayaa artclub. Do check out awesome craft deals and her stunning creations.
She is looking for DT members to join her team and help her in managing the blog. Her blog is full of inspiration. Joining her DT will be a wonderful experience for me...
Showcasing here 3 of my best projects... Here are these:

First is the card... Its a cascading card I made recently... Please have a look..

You can find more details about this card here...
Next up is my desktop calender..

Here is a detailed post for this calender..

and the last one is Credit card holders!!

I made this CC holders last year for my very 1st craft sale at a college... It was a big hit... I forgot to blog about these Credit/gift card holders.. Here is the list of supplies used:
CS: Fabriano Brustro
Pattern Paper: Echo Park's Dots and stripes
Embossed Paper: Kalalayaa Craft store
Flowers and borders: Itsy Bitsy

Thanks for stopping by ... Wish me luck!
Keeping my fingers crossed... :D

Have a gr8 weekend!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A big giveaway!

Hey All,

Did you hear about the HUGE candy hosted by our very own Romina from Romina's Creative Crafts? Do check it out... Here is a peak of the same....

Hurry! The candy closes on 26th March!!!!!

Do have a look at the latest scrapbooks she has made lately... simply gorgeous...


Sunday, March 18, 2012


Hey All!

ICR is looking for the SECOND batch of ICR designers with 3 talented/motivated creators their team…. This call is open to both International and domestic applicants… You don't have to have any previous DT experience and everyone is welcome to apply.

So go ahead and APPLY HERE

The AUDITIONS end tonight...  18th March Midnight ...

Happy Crafting!
Good night!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cascading Card

Hey all!

Did you see Sonia's tutorial on Cascading card? I saw this card a while ago but could not dare to make... Sonia's tutorial made it so easy that I couldn't stop myself... Also, a friend gave a card order on a short notice.. She wanted to thank her parents for everything they do for her... how cute is that... and other requirements were something fancy, something big, something DIFFERENT! but..... it should have some space to write some messages on... So I clubbed both the things and came up with this cascading card with a secret space to write sentiments... ;)

I tweaked the measurements a little bit to make it look bigger... I  made it with a 12x12 inches sheet which gave me 2 pieces of  4 x 12 x 8 inches (L x B x H)... so after folding its height is 8 inches... It helped me saving card stock too..
A side view of the cascading card... I took picture in a hurry so its not showing the true beauty of its folds... It looks amazing in real...

The Family alphabets were part of die-cut pack I bought from Joann. It was there as one word but I cut it into letters so that I can arrange it in a semi circle. The butterfly is from Itsy Bitsy.. they have come up with an amazing collection of embellishments. But quite expensive.. :(

Now, if you untie the ribbon on the side, a mini album will pop up... I have used journal tags from Kaisercraft here..

Supply List:

CS: Fabriano Brustro
PP: Echo Park "Be Mine" courtesy ImaginationsOnline
Die cuts: Kaisercraft' Childs Play from Itsy Bitsy
Flowers, butterflies: Little birdie from Itsy Bitsy
Other embellishments: K & Co Die-Cut Embellishments eco-modern
Tools: Fiskar's SureCut paper trimmer, MS doily border punch

Entering into following challenges:
Penny black at allsorts - Spring Time
allsorts challenge - Say it with flowers
Crazy4challenges - Spring
Scrapalicioususa - A cut above
Papercreationsink - Spring is in the Air
mimchallegeblog - Spring Thank you
thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge - No Image, just words

My friend liked it alot! According to her this is my best creation as of now. But then she said the same when I showed him the train card... :P What do you think about it? Please provide me your feedback and suggestions. ... I would love to hear from you...

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Train Card

Hi All,

How are you doing... I am so sorry for being little inactive now a days... Trying hard to catch up with everyone on regular basis... I have so many projects to share.. Will try to cover up as much as possible..
Today I wanna share a train card I made recently.. It's for the same little boy for whom I made this Jungle Birthday card.. But this time Its from his grand parents. After seeing the Jungle card given by my friend, they ordered one from their side... Frankly speaking, making cards for children is really a difficult job. But I really loved Tejal's this train card and so wanna try it. So this was an opportunity for me. Thanks Tejal for the inspiration! :)

Here it is! The engine at the front... All the parts of the train is hand drawn n cut.. I used 3-D silver glittery stars to make smoke clouds...

 and the bogies.. The child's name was Hani so I made 4 bogies filled with toys!...

The toys are nothing but the tabs to pull out the tags.. These were message tags when grand parents wrote the messages for their grandson... and I made a matching envelope to go with the card...

A lot of things has gone into making it.. so here is the list.

CS: Blue-Loca buy, White - Fabriano Brustro
PP: Blue Breeze Paper pack from Imagination's online, EP papers from different paper packs
Stars, Sentiments, Alphabets: Itsy Bitsy
3-D embellishment stickers: Local buy

Entering this card to following challenges:
1. Our craft lounge - Birthday
2. The poodles parlour - Birthday
3. Polka doodle - For the boys
4. 365 cards - More than 10 circles
5. Aud sentiments - happy Birthday
6. Sarah hurley - Happy Birthday
7. Southern girls - Show some secret
8. Crafty creations - Stripes
9. Paper pretties - Anything goes

I hope you liked it. Do leave me a comment if you do. Feel free to contact me for any query... :)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Holi Hai!!! (It's Holi!!!)

Hi all,

How was the weekend? It feels sad as now the weekend is over :( same boring daily job routine will start tomorrow... I am waiting for the day when I don't have to go to office and I will be sitting and crafting to my heart content... :D but then I have to do the job so that I can buy whatever craft supplies I want... ;)

Anyhow... lets come back to the reality so that I can share a card I made as a GD for ICRC16... and the theme is....

Yes.. it's Holi!!! The festival of colors and spring!!! For my international readers, here is the link for you to know this Indian festival better...

The theme for the ICRC16 is HOLI + Use only 3 colors - Fuschia pink, bright green and bright yellow (Use of black and Neutrals like white and off- white will be allowed ) with a dare  to use a misting technique.
And here is my card...

I gave the misting effect by adding fine water droplets to the background of distress inked paper. Almost everything is from Itsy Bitsy... Blank CS... Alphabets... and small hand punch..

It is a pretty simple card.. but I loved it... I am sending this one to my parents... :)

I am entering this card to following challenges...
1. the paper players - Spring
2. Crafter's Companion - Spring
3. simon says stamps challenge - Anything goes


Saturday, March 3, 2012

I am happy!

Hello People!

Hows everyone doing? My life is pretty hectic now a days.. Office... work... traffic... card orders... household stuff... uff!! But still I am loving my life as I have so many reasons to rejoice!

I have been awarded with ICR achiever's award! If you guys don't know what it is then here is the link for you...

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And it is sponsored by my favorite Itsy Bitsy...

Itsy Bitsy is a Hobby & Craft Retailer & Wholesaler in India and has been actively Exporting Scrapbooking, Card Making and General Craft lines to retailers and Importers around the world.

Also, my follower's list will soon touch 100... Isn't it fab... I have not completed my 1st year of blogging and I have so many people who come and appreciate my work..!

Also, I missed to tell some of the crafty news...:
1. I won Love for crafting Challenge # 2 where the winner will recieve a wonderful prize package worth Rs. 1000/- from Imaginations Online. Another great Indian craft store with reasonable prices.
2. I have won ICRC14 and will be the GD for ICRC16...  Will post the GD card soon...
3. I was among top 3 for my telescopic card at Pie Lane challenge # 2

I think it calls for some sort of celebrations... so keep an eye on my blog... lot more to come ;)

Till then..
Happy Crafting!

ICR “Re-Creational” Blog Hop Results!

Hi All!

Thank you so much for participating in  ICR's “Re-Creational” Blog Hop to celebrate ICR's 1st Anniversary... It was a memorable experience... Without further delay, here are the results!


3)Khushboo Rathi
4)Indira Tanwar
5)Sree Swathi
6)Bhawana Singh
7)Renuka Bindu
8)Taranjot kaur
9)Mansi Gupta

And the random winners are!!!


Indira Tanwar and Renuka Bindu...Congrats Both of you :)
Thank You so much for all the support & excitement displayed..... Your surprises would soon be dispatched ..... Kindly CHECK in PEEK-A-BOO {ICR}, for your current & correct COMPLETE ADDRESSES....
In case of any discrepancies, kindly get them updated ASAP!