Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My Date With The Desktop Calender

A very Happy New Year to all of you!!

2013 has been pretty eventful for our blog as we started participating in craft challenges. We won quite a few of them. We met plenty of creative people and got to know them too. 

Personally, I want to specially thank everyone on the design team of Simply Create Too (a special thanks to Diane) for their love, care and affection for bringing out more creativity in me. It's an absolute pleasure and a delight to be a part of this wonderful design team. Besides thanks are due to all the blogs (C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog, Through The Craft Room Door Challenges, 4 Crafty Chicks Blog) that gave me an opportunity to showcase my work by inviting me as a Guest Designer on their blogs.

A very special thanks to my lil sissie Tanvi for being such a support for all the blogging that I do.. oops we do, and for bringing out the best in me.

I usher in the new year with a beautiful desktop calender that I received from Tanvi as a New Year gift.
I have already placed it on my desk and I must admit that everybody is loving it!!

View from the left

View from the front

View from the right

I'm simply loving it!.. Hope you guys like it too!!
Thank you Tanny!!


Monday, 23 December 2013

Tag Fold Card (Order By Client)

Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned in my last post, that along with the box , I made a matching tag-fold card. So, here it is.....

I chose the same color combination, as I chose for the box i.e. shades of blue and some pink, white and brown. But, blue is surely dominating..The card has 14 folds, 28 leaflets in total (it was the client's bestie's 27th birthday..but I some times like to add one for the future)

The cover has some corrugated sheet to give the raw look, along with the lace and a big pink glitter rose flower. I have decorated the folds with punch craft and added glitter to each fold to give that bling effect. Also, the leaflets are transparent  with ribbons attached to pull them out and have 28 birthday wishes on them..(phewww..I had a hard time searching and writing 28 birthday wishes). But I think, the hard work was paid off and everybody liked it.

 Here is the picture of the box and the card together.

(Please excuse me for the blurred pictures)

Hope you guys like it too!!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Out Of The Box (Order By A Client)

Hello everyone..

I know I have been very irregular in posting on the blog these days. But as you know, holiday season is on. And so, have been completing some orders lately. Pictured below is one of my orders where my client wanted to gift something different to her bestie for her birthday. So, I made a tag-fold card (you will see it in my next post) and a matching box. The box as you can see in the pictures below is a combination of shades of blue, pink and white and so is the card.. 

The box has been decorated with three layers of card stock excluding the box cover and then I have embellished it with blue and pink flowers. I have used different kind of flowers and pulled them up together to form a bunch with dull green leaves and some twigs popping out from in between. The pink glitter fabric flower in the middle has been embossed by placing it a little higher. Also, the lamp post has been decorated with matching flowers and butterflies. The The pearls, laces and the silver rhinestones only add to the regal-royal look of the box. By the way pearls have been one of my all-time-favorite embellishments. 

And now, hold your breath to know whats inside the box. Taaa daaaa.. open the box, and you'll find a personalized message..with some personalized tags for the birthday girl!! The tags are attached to things which signify the birthday girl or their friendship. Like..one of the tags is a miniature bottle of thumsup which says 'Thumbsup to our friendship.. and so on..I distressed the tags in pink and green color and hand wrote the messages on the tags.

The best part of making it was that the birthday girl loved the gift and when she got to know that I made it, she sent me a message too. 

Hope you all like it too.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Please keep your comments pouring in!!
Creative Hi-five:

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Under The Stars

Hello Everyone..

I'm back after a long long break.. the break was for a lil vacation and the never-ending cold and cough.

And now is the time for the post for the ongoing challenge at Simply Create Too. The theme of the challenge is 'Snow (Or Use All White). The challenge is so much fun. My DT card for the challenge is below:

It's a parchment card with a white base and a tinge of blue. The figure is hand-drawn and colored with Faber Castell pencil colors and the stars are punched. 

So hurry up and join the fun and enter challenge - 51.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Winter Calling!!

Hellooooo Everyone!!

I'm writing this post after a long long break. As I told you assignments and presentations kept me just too busy!! But now I'm back!!

As winters have already started.. I thought I'll make a card for the same. I love this season. 
For the card, I have used a lot of orange color as it is one of my favorite colors. The image is a Wee stamp named Holly (Just like my sister.. even I'm a big big fan of these lovely stamps by Sylvia). You can find her here. I have colored her with some bright colors as during winters when the surroundings are just so white..bright clothes look just so perfect. Also have added some hand made flowers and a little punched leaves. I have put her in a frame..distressed it and added a ribbon over the top. For the background, I have used a bright orange sheet and placed a floral print sheet. This card has a lot of layers.

Hope you like it!!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Get Well Soon!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!! 

Yet another Thursday, and a new challenge at 4CraftyChicks!! 

The next challenge for October has a theme known 'Layers'  and it goes live on their blog today. Its really a pleasure to be a GDT for the month of October!! This theme has endless creativity!! So, put on your creative thinking caps and get going!! I'm sure you all are looking forward to grab the badge which says 'proud recipient of the golden egg blog award'!! 

My GDT card for the same is below. I made this card for my husband's grandfather who underwent an operation last week!! And so to cheer him up ..I made this get-well soon card with neon colors which symbolize brightness and happiness. For the base I took a handmade sheet with a wooden feel and popped a pink colored handmade sheet over it and then added a layer of embossed tissue to go with the theme 'Layers'. I then embellished the card with pink colored flowers and added some metal flowers too and then placed some punched leaves over it. All this gave it a creeper type feel.. Also I placed the sentiment in golden so as to highlight it!! To give it a glittery feel, I made sparkled swirls all over the card.

                                          Front-view                                                              Side-view


Keep sending me your feedback!! It really helps me get more creative!!

I am entering it for the following challenges:

Hugs and Love:

Thursday, 10 October 2013

On The Wheels

Hellllloooooooo Everyone!! 

Today is Thursday which means a new challenge at 4CraftyChicks!! 

The next challenge for October is up on their blog and the theme is 'Wheels'!! So, get, set and go!! Put your wheels on fire..oops creativity on fire and send in your entries and become a proud recipient of the golden egg blog award!! 

My GDT card for the same is here.....

Keep sending me your feedback!! It really helps me get better.

Hugs and Love:

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Birthday Baby With Fall /Autumn Colors

Hello everyone!!
Its time for a new challenge at Simply Create Too and this challenge #47 is all about Fall/Autumn. Today is the mid-post  for the same challenge. So, here is my DT card for this challenge.

As I told you, I'm completely obsessed with Wee Stamps. So here is another one called ' Birthday Baby Boy'. You can find it here. I have made this card keeping in mind the fall colors, as per the challenge theme. The image has been colored with faber castle ad staedlar water-based pencil colors. For embellishments, feather, flowers and pollens have been used. All of which perfectly match the theme. For the base, I have used a brown handmade sheet with glitter (although, the glitter is not visible in the picture. And the second layer has a printed sheet with balloons all over (birthday theme). 

So, hurry and hop on to the 'Simply Create Too' Challenge and join the fun!!

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Loads of Love

Fall Flowers!!

Good Morning Everyone!! 

Yet another week coming to an end which means yet another weekend!! Yipppeeeeee!!!

Due to poor health and fever, my this post is a day late!! Apologies for that!!
But as, I told you that I am a Guest Designer for 4CraftyChicks for the month of October. The first challenge for October is up on their blog and the theme is Fall/Autumn!! So, rush and send in your entries and become a proud recipient of the golden egg blog award!! 

My GDT card for the same is here.....

I am entering this card for the following challenges:


Friday, 27 September 2013

Love..Hug..Kiss (Order By A Client)

Namaste Everyone!!
Yet another week full of work, work and more work!!.. But I this time I have made something extra special. It was a part of an order!!

The client wanted something extra special for her fiancee, which was to be delivered all the way to US. As, she wanted something light-weight and customized. I thought of making her a set of paper photo frames, with the theme love, hug and kiss!! Sounds so romantic!!

So here they are!!

Everything has been handmade and hand-cut. The color theme I chose was pink, red and purple and a little orange. Some of the frames are also in monochromatic color combination (like the one in pink). Also I have used these colors because I really love them and also these colors symbolize love. Oohhh so much of lovey dovey talks!!..Lol..Back to the recipe. The angels, red-heart, golden hearts , golden key and arrow are all handmade and the letters handcut. I have also added golden wings so as to give that angel effect. The photos can be slided from the left-hand side. They had been clipped together like a hanging - one below the other - (But in a hurry, I forgot to click a picture).

I love hand-cut and handmade things like the angels above. It takes a little extra time but the result always makes you feel satisfied. !! 

Hope you all like it!!

I am entering it for the following challenges:
9. http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.in/ (Inspiration: Fairy Tales)


Monday, 16 September 2013

Babies Day Out!!

Hello Crafters, 

These days I have a lot of friends and sisters who are expecting babies anytime soon!! And so, I thought of making a card to welcome the little ones in this world!!

For the card, I have used a light-pink colored handmade sheet as the base. And then added a layer of blue-printed sheet. And then topped it with the beautiful off-white lace. The wonderful image is from Wee stamps named - Wee One. It is available here http://www.weestamps.com/?page_id=27. I have colored the image is blue as well as pink (because whether its a boy or a girl..it really does not matter). I have embellished the card with pink tulips along with dull red mini rose buds along with sparkly green leaved. I also added pearls to give it a royal welcome touch. Also I placed the sentiment on a brown corrugated sheet and embellished it with some hot-pink pollen. 



I hope you all like it!!

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
1. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.in/
2. http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.co.uk/ : G for Green Leaves
3. http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
4. http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
5. http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/
6. http://arandomthursdaychallenge.blogspot.in/
7. http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
8. http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.in/
9. http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.ca/
10. http://itsybitsyindia.blogspot.in/ : where P is for Pearls, Pink base handmade sheet, Pink flowers, Pink cradle, Pink Pollens, Printed sheet!!(they are more than 2 Ps..yay!!)
11. http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/09/himcr-115-super-scraps-saturday.html


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Guest Designer For 4CraftyChicks For October' 2013

Hello everyone!!

This week has been extremely busy as there is so much to celebrate. We, recently had our Paryushan (the biggest festival of Jains) and also Ganpati bappa (the almighty god 'Ganeshji') has visited our homes yet another year. All-in-all the festive months of the year have just started..and I'm loving it all!!

The festivities are continuing at my end as well. So, I share yet another good news with you all. I'm the Guest Designer for 4CraftyChicks (http://4craftychicks.blogspot.in/) for the month of October. All their projects are just so awesome and wonderful and I'm glad to be a part of their team even if for a month. 

Thank you Leanne, Tamie and Lori for such a warm welcome. And we will miss you Melissa.
Looking forward to all the challenges and creativity with the team!!


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sunshine Rosetta

Hello everyone!!

I'm backkkkkk from my so-called self-hibernation!!.. Work, assignments, presentations and above all the preparations of interviews for placements kept me just too busy and occupied..But I must say I really missed blogging a lot.. 

So, just to rejuvenate and feel better..I got back to what I love the most..'crafting'!!

So, here goes my card..

 With little sunlight!!

With full sunlight!!

I used a lovely Wee stamp - Rosetta. She is absolutely adorable. I colored her with fabercastle and staedlar water based pencil colors. I framed her with this beautiful yellow colored handmade frame and put her on a yellow shimmery corrugated sheet!! To embellish, I used pink-stoned metal flowers along with pinkish red rubber embossed flowers and pink colored pollen too. Also on the top left-hand side of the card, I pierced a golden brad (not visible) and attached a metal moon along with the pink glitter twine. I also added a little pearl on the top..just like that..

Hope you all like it!!
Please keep your comments pouring in!!

I am entering it for the following challenges:
1. http://lulupu.blogspot.in/ SPECIAL MENTION


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Just For You

Hello Peeps,

I'm back a little too soon (Lols) with yet another creation of mine. A really good news to share with all of you. I am a GDT at http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ for TTCRD September 3- September 9 Challenge.  Thank you to the amazingly creative team of Craft Door Magazine for letting me be a part (even though for a very short time). 

 The theme for the challenge is 'Anything Goes'. So here is my card for the challenge.

For this card, I took a lovely Wee Stamp image named 'Amy'. And matched her colors with the layered background paper colors in red and purple. I also punched some corrugated heart pieced in red and purple and spread them all over the card. The tiny winy stones all over the hearts and the golden letters add the extra bling. Also, I punched and used a golden brad at the upper left hand corner of the card and added a string through it, along with hearts to make it look cute!!

Hope you all like it!!

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
1. http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.in/
2. http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.in/
3. http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
4. http://www.stephanie-whimsicaldesigns.com/: Something Old: the background papers + Something New: The Wee stamp
5. http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.in/
6. http://papercraftstar.blogspot.in/
7. http://crafterscornerindia.blogspot.in/ : 3 embellishments are stones, golden brad and string
8. http://acreativeromance.blogspot.in/


Monday, 2 September 2013

Vintage Beauty

Hello everyone!!
Its time for a new challenge at Simply Create Too and this challenge #45 is all about Vintage (or Old). So, here is my DT card for this challenge. Although I'm a little late on putting this post on my blog. But its better to be late than never.

I have used a Wee stamp (they are all so amazing) named Hopeful. I have cut out the image and given it a vintage feel by taking brown handmade paper as a background. Also the orange-colored rose buds give it an old world charm. For embellishments, I have used brown paper leaves, off-white lace, brown clear leaves and the pearls. They all give it a vintage look. But as a famous saying says 'Old is Gold'. So, I added golden sparkle color on the border of the card.

I hope you join in our challenge this month.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
1. http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.in/
3. http://colourq.blogspot.in/
4. http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/create-with-connie-and-mary/
5. http://myshericrafts.blogspot.in/
6. http://laineyscraftyspace-justforfun.blogspot.in/
7. http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
8. http://useittuesday.blogspot.in/ : I have used laces and flowers which are in trend these days. The lace as well as the background brown handmade sheet are hoarded items
9. http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.in/
10. http://lilredwagon.blogspot.in/
11. http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.in/
12. http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.in/
13. http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.in/
14. http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
15. http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/challenge-62-at-whimsy-stamps-theme_21.html
16. http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/
17. http://canyoudigiit.com/blog/
18. http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.in/
19. http://crafterscornerindia.blogspot.in/ : 3 embellishments used are laces, flowers and pearls
20. http://lulupu.blogspot.in/
21. http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.in/

Thank you so much for sparing time and having a look at my creations.

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Winner at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog

Good morning folks,

There is yet another superb news which made my day. So, thought of sharing it with all of you.
My dad's birthday card is proving to be super lucky for me. I have been selected as a Winner at http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ . I'm proudly displaying my winner badge on the right-hand side bar of my blog. You can check out this post on their blog. The link is http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/winners-and-top-3-of-challenge-221.html.

Also, I want to thank Jo and the team of C.R.A.F.T. challenge for choosing me. As I was a guest designer with this team for May, 2013,  I would like to mention that it is a superbly creative and enthusiastic team. Love all their stuff.


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Top 3 @ Cupcakeinspirations Blog

Hello all!!

Yet another exciting news to share with all of you.. My dad's birthday card which I posted on the 22nd of August has been selected as a Top 3 card at http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.in/. I'm proudly displaying my winner badge on the right-hand side bar of my blog. You can see this post on their blog. The link is http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.in/2013/08/challenge-224-winner-and-top-3.html.

Also, I want to thank the team of Cupcakeinspirations for choosing me. 

Lots of love

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Daddy's Little Girl: Flowers For You

Good Morning Everyone!!

Since last few days I have been crafting a lot. But did not get sufficient time to share it with all of you!!.. So here it is!!

It was my Papa's (Dad) birthday on the 11th of August. And because I could not be there with him. I made a card so as to cheer him up. So, I thought of making the card bright and cheerful and hence, used neon pink and neon green colors. I also added matching pink colored flowers along with blue and golden metal flowers. I love lace as it gives an extra edge to the cards and so there it is..The pearls on the top and the bottom of the card were just the perfect embellishments i could think of. But the best part of the card is the lovely Wee stamp - Spring Bringer image. Its like the perfect image (flowers from his little girl ) that I could use to make my dad's birthday card. 

 I also took a printout of a lovely message for Papa (it says I'm his biggest fan and yes I surely am!!) and then gave it that paper tear and irregular effect and added the lovely flowers. 

 I hope you all like it!!
Please keep your comments pouring in as they are always motivating!!

I am entering it for the following challenges:
1. http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.in/
2. http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.in/
3. http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.in/
4. http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.in/ TOP 3 
5. http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.in/
6. http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.in/
7. http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.in/
8. http://citycrafter.blogspot.in/
9. http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.in/
10. http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.in/ WINNER
11. http://www.onecrazystampercom.blogspot.in/2013/08/august-birthday-challenge-guest-design.html
12. http://arandomthursdaychallenge.blogspot.in/
13. http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
14. http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.in/ : For this the 3 different embellishments that I have used are: Lace, Flowers and Pearls
15. http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.in/
16. http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.in/
17. http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.in/


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Felt Pouches

Hello everyone,

I have been keeping really busy these days as there is just too much work. But that does not keep me away from my first love 'crafting'. And so, here I am with yet another post. I made these cute little felt pouches for all my sister-in-laws for the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi as it is popularly known. I used it as a substitute for envelopes.

 Yesterday, we celebrated this festival here in India. The name 'Raksha Bandhan' suggests 'a bond of protection'. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harms and troubles and the sisters pray to God to protect their brother from all evil. Sisters tie the silk thread called Rakhi on their brother's wrist and pray for their well being and brothers promise to take care of their sister. Also, the brother gives gifts to his sister either in cash or kind.

Entered it into the following challenges:
7.  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.in/ : For this the 3 different embellishments that I have used are: Lace, Flowers and Ribbon


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Winner @ Ina's Blog (Blog Hop Winner @ Crafting With Dragonflies)

Hey Folks,

Its yet another awesome day!! There was a Wedding Card Challenge and Blog Hop at  http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/. All the wedding cards were just so awesome!! It was an amazing blog hop. As a part of this blog hop, all the design team members of craftingwithdragonflies had to chose one best comment on their individual blogs. And the most exciting part of it was that Ina chose my comment as the best comment on her blog and awarded me with a $15 certificate to digistamps4joy (Thank you so much Ina as its my first blog hop win)!! Yipppeeeeeee ..Awaiting my gift certificate!!

For your reference, I have directly posted Ina's winning post declaration on my blog (I hope you don't mind Ina). I'm just too excited and thought I'll share it with all of you.

Also, do hop and see Ina's lovely blog : http://littlebitsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/. Her cards are clean, striking and creative. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

THANK YOU for the WEDDING BLOG HOP comments - and the WINNER is....

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

First of all I must say how touched I was with you all concerning 
the loss of my wedding photos and also that you liked my wedding card 
I made with a photo of  our special day. 


As you know you were all asked to work out the rhyme 
and I am sure you all got it correct and sent your answer to Susan.

Also we have a prize from each of the Design Team 
for the comment we thought the best
 - in my case it is the one that really rang true the meaning of a wedding.

My winner is  Divya Chopra Bhurat 

and this is what she wrote - 

Ina: What a beautiful wedding card!! I don't think money is what matters or makes anything beautiful but its the love, warmth and care that has made your wedding as well as wedding card beautiful.

And for this lovely comment Divya is the winner of a  $15 gift certificate to

Digistamps4Joy :: Your online Digistamp Store



Please leave a comment here so we can forward you your prize.

I hope you enjoy picking your images from this wonderful sponsor.

Once again I thank you for your wonderful comments 
and you will come back here again soon.

Loads Of Hugs


Monday, 12 August 2013

Wedding Affair

Hey Everyone!!

It was a long weekend here in India. So was pretty relaxed!! And this time, there is a new challenge at Simply Create Too (I am a design team member of the same). Its a photo inspiration challenge!!

The picture for inspiration is given below!!

For the same I made this card:

So, hurry and participate in this fun challenge at http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.in/

I am entering it for the following challenges:


Monday, 5 August 2013

Wooden Hanging Frame/Card

Hello everyone!!

I'm back after a weekend!!.. This weekend I did a lot of crafting!! :) :)
But both me and Tanvi are tied up with a lot of work, hence, are not able to post as frequently as we want!!..
Anyways, have a look at some wooden frames which I made for some of my cousins..They are wood-based hanging frames which are made out of scrapped wood pieces and wooden shavings. Embellishments are added in the form of quilled flowers and leaves. I also added matching handmade paper in between the frame so that it could be personalized and used for writing a message!!.. Sparkle on the frames gives it the bling effect!! The hanging is made out of jute rope (but it is not visible in the pictures).

I made a total of 9 frames and each one was different from the other one as all the frames had different types and colors of quilled  flowers!!  This frame can be used for all occasions!! They can also be used as an alternative to regular paper cards!! 

Your feedback is always welcome!!