Tuesday, 31 May 2011

RRR giveaway

RRR is having a giveaway, loads of trims, embellishments, etc. You can check all the details here.

Well feast your eyes on the picture for it is a treat.. The candy would be open till June17th...

Monday, 30 May 2011

Bunny Rabbit loves you...

This is a quick post.. nothing much to say.. simple card..

The card I have follows the sketch from Inkspirations.

And here is my card...

 Supplies Used:
Card stock => Fabriano Elle Erre
Dp=> Hobby Ideas & Studio Calico..
The backing behind the DPs are all old wedding cards..:D
Digi imade => DigiDarla

This card goes in for the following challenges:
DigiDarla => May Flowers
Inspirations => Sketch # 71
Emerald Faeries => Anything goes


Sunday, 29 May 2011

The best things in life

Today is going to be a long list of posts.. Thanks to my shoulder pain.. Since I cannot quill.. I am making cards...

The following card is based on Tejal's creation.. I just love her work...She makes some of the most simple and awe-inspiring creations ever.. The card I have cased can be found here. It's the one with the penguins...

And this is my card

Well let me show you Tejal's card here only.. This pic is taken from her blog.

Here is a close-up of the image

And the sentiment

 Well the sentiment actually denotes my return to books.. They are after all the best thing in life..

The Supplies used:
Card Stock and other coloured paper=> Fabriano Elle Erre
Digi Image=> Anne Bodil
Sentiment=> Marlene
Did some faux stitching... Black Faber Castell marker pen and my correction ink from mitsubishi is the white one on the black cardstock.

This card goes in for Kavi's inpsiration challenge as part of her anniversary celebration... My 3rd entry so far.. I seem to be on a roll.. LOL

Happy Sunday guys...

Happy crafting


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Have a yummy Birthday...

This card is totally scrumplicious.. OMG.. I love the image so so so so much...
This card has been inspired my dear Queen... Karuna of Crafting Queen.. You can check her card here... I had fallen in love with the card the moment I had seen it and had been itching to try it out.. Thanks Kavi's anniversary challenge that I get to case another fab crafter..
Karuna I am a huge fan of yours.. You'd better meet me when I am in gurgaon at the end of next month(hopefully).

Anyways, without further ramblings, here is the card.. I have taken the basic layout from her.. Since I don't own any of these fancy punches and these sentiment stamps, I have tweaked around a bit...

Isn't the teddy absolutely adorable.. I just love it...

It opens upto this

and then to...

and finally the inside which I have left blank.. Will be writing on it to gift it to a friend for her birthday.. :-)

A close up of the bling..:D

Supplies used:

Cardstock => Fabriano Elle Erre
DP => Hobby Ideas and ICr Swap from Ash
Digi Image => Anne Bodil
Sentiment => Tracey Brossart
Butterflies=> Pie Line
Rhinestones => Locally bought
Glitter on the image=> Pie Lane

I am entering this card for the followign challenges:
Send a smile 4 kids=> Sweet Treats
Kavitha's Anniversary Inspiration Challenge
One stitch at a  time=> Bling
Paper Pretties=> Create a birthday Card
Crafty Sentiments=>Special Occasions
Simply create =>Special day/event
Crafting for all seasons=> Anything goes
2 sisters challenge blog => Anything goes
Digi Doodle's Shop Best => Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey=> Anything goes
Little Claire's Designs=> Shaped Cards
Crafty Calendar=> teddy Bear
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge=> BEARnecessities
Truly Scrumptious => Anything goes
Fab 'N' Funky Challenges => Cute & Cuddly
StampsRus => Going Digital
I did it creations => Anything goes
mygraphicochallengeblog => Anything goes

Thanks a lot for dropping by.. Comments good or bad are always welcome..

Happy Crafting


P.S: Can someone please help me.. The glitter on the image keeps falling off.. what should I do to secure it tightly onto the image...

Friday, 27 May 2011

Dhin Chak #2

OMG.. Had to go through it again.. forgot the max 5 challenge rule for ICR so now made another one to participate...

I ventured into something new now.. Made my first joy fold card.. This is by far my favorite so far.. I think there are a lot of possibilities with this card and can be manipulated to suit our purposes..

Well I can ramble unendlessly so without further ado.. here is the card..

I tried to make it as Dhin Chak as I could.. The bold card stock.. The colours.. The butterflies...

This card is actually cased on the one made at Daydreams by Suganthi.. She is one awesome quiller.. I could just pull off the colours and a part of the style.. I need to drop in a mail to ask her how she shaped her flowers.. You can check the cased card here...

The colours also take inspiration from the following image...

The supplies used in the card
Card stock => fabriano Elle erre
DP => Echo Park spring time
Butterflies => Pie Lane
Glitter balls => Pie Lane
Sentiment=>Tracey Brossart

A close up of the flowers

Don't the glitter balls look awesome...

The Inside

and the very famous Pie Lane butterflies

I am entering this card for the following challenges

ICR3- Dhin CHak photo inspiration +Hand Made embellishment
Kavi's blog anniversary challenge- Inspiration Challenge
For your Inspiration-Photo Inspiration


Khushboo... I mean Pail of Flowers spreading Khushboo...LOL

Hey friends,

Am back with a short and quick post.. It's mighty late and I am damn sleepy.. I had completely forgotten that the Designs2delight challenge ends tomorrow and I was in a hurry to complete my card and post it up for the challenge.

I made a gatefold card this time.. First time again.. There have been so many firsts since I joined blog land that I have lost count..

Anyways, now without any ado I present my card to you all..

The Digi image is a freebie for this month by the designed2delight blog for this month's challenge.. Isn't it pretty...

Now for the inside, I tried my hand at stamping.. It's not come out that well but still it is a start..

And I put some bling too...

Well the supplies used are:

Card Stock: Fabriano Elle Erre
DP: From Ash from the May Swap of ICR
Digi Image: Designed to Delight
Bling: Pie Lane
Stamps: Maya Road Doilies
Ink: Unity Moulin Rouge

I am entering the card for the following challenges:
Designed2delight- Free Stamp of the Month Challenge-May
Word Play Weekend Challenge-Flowers
Partytime Tuesdays-Gatefold Card
Get Hippity With Ippity-Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges-Flowers
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog-Flowers

Thanks for your time...


P.S: Does anyone have a good tutorial for a gatefold card.. The one I have sucks...

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Facts about Pie Lane

 As you all know.. I have been ranting and raving about Pie Lane.. I just like their stuff a bit too much.. A few weeks back I had asked Sri to explain the background for Pie Lane..I am copying the letter verbatim for you guys to read it to get a feel for it..

So here we have Sri's version of it

When we got married, the only thing we never experienced was "culture shock". I guess for both of us, the fusion of two cultures was so enriching an experience that it just became a part of our lives. Today Ton knows Pune and  the politics and economy of India better than I do...and I know a lot about being Dutch. It also helped, that both our families, were totally cool with it.
A few years ago, we wanted to start some venture together...and because Ton was posted in Paris then, importing and exporting stuff was the easiest thing. We sent lehengas and sarees  and ethnic jewellery there and imported specific products like flexible magnetic paper ( thus the name Flexmag) and some other stuff ... nothing focussed... just east meeting west notions. 

With the sarees, someone had sent in some bindis ....and truly, my mother in law just went thro them, picked a few packets up...said hmmmmmmm...and popped them on a card she was making. She made quite a few like that...and we realized...maybe, we could use bindis....and we did. We tied up with Joycraft...a dutch company...and the first consignment...was thousands and thousands of bindis put in a western Joycraft packing.

It was too great an idea...bindis are fidgety...too intricate...didn't work...Ton once again had to leave Pune for work elsewhere...and I decided to work full time on it. ( I was an urban planner before that). That was nearly four and a half years ago....

...And we evolved..we realized we had to cater to western tastes, improve the quality of all the products..including bindis!!...and we began again. Since Flexmag was into trading...we wanted to call the hobby craft section something else. 

We decided ( like most parents) to use our kid's names..Pia and tentatively was to be Pia Line but Pia protested..Neil , of course, (cool dude!!) would not have his name on "girly stuff like stickers and glitter..:):)...and Pia, being a total foodie...and said why not Pie Lane ? fitted!!...( I love the Beatles and their song Penny Lane and she loves food!! ) and the name stuck..........

....of course, till date, people ask us we whether we are a bakery!!!...:):):)

We insisted all our stuff would be made in India...and seriously...I still work with craftsmen who make bindis, tattoos, and imitation jewellery. They have long given up on me..and dont question why I draw hearts with devils horns and cover them in resin...but they are great...and somehow have indulged me. All of them are based in Mumbai. 

So I design and develop the actual product...each and every tiny sticker is drawn by me, we find the materials in Mumbai and other places,  sit with the manufacturers and get it done....and till date, I am doing that. :):)..My associate Ritesh does all the material sourcing and looks after the actual production in Mumbai....I design and decide on what products to make, make the first samples, and develop the products ( starting with the glue which is used!!) ...and Ton does absolutely everything else.... from the paperwork, to the financing , managing, handling the studio and a 100 other things ( cos we actually convert the beads to stickers and transfer them on the final sticker packet, fill the glitter in the tiny bags, pop on the bar codes/stickers etc..)..and thats how it goes. In short, three of us pretty much do everything...:):)

Quilled Poppies


I am back.. Did you guys miss me.. LOL...

I made a box of quilled poppies.. This was one of the most tedious projects ever...I wont ramble much about it and just show you the pics..

I just love the colour of it..

Here is a close up of the flowers

As you can very well notice.. I have not been too neat with it.. Making another box just like this and I promise to be much neater the next time..

Comments awaited and appreciated as always..

Have a fav thursday everyone and TGIF tomorrow..

Happy Crafting..


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Dhin Chak..Chak dhin...:D

Yea yea yea.. cliched one I know but this was one heck of a challenge.. Phew..!! I shudder to think what will the ICR team come up with next....
Firsttoh it was Dhin Chak and then the hand embellishment twist.. Totally twisted my brain...

Anyways without any of my further ramblings.. here goes..

A flower pot card.. I loved this one.. It looks so cute.. Planning to design my SIL's baby shower card like this.. What say guys??

Anyways when you detach it.. This is how it looks...:D

I had the most amazing tiem making this card because my little nephew kept passing wise cracks.. You wanna see how he looks...

the one right in front is my youngest nephew and my love...

Well suuplies used for this card

Card Base (Pot)- Fabriano Elle Erre
Insert (Card stock) Locally broght
DP- ICR swap from Ash ( she sent me the most awesome papers ever)
Embellis- hand made...

I am entering this card for the following challenges

ICR3- Dhin CHal + Hand made Embellishment
Kavitha's guest challenge-Handmade flowers
HLSC- More than one fold
There's magic in the air- Make your own flowers
House of Gilli- Flowers
Craft 4 eternity- Flowers, ribbon, bling
Fairy Fun Fridays-More than one fold
Make It Monday-Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations-Fancy Folds
Card Cupids- Bright & Bold
Stamps & Fun=creativity- flowers
Emerald Faeries- Anything goes
I did it creations- Anything goes

That's it for now.. Happy Crafting girls..


Face book Fan Page

Well I have been longing to this a long time since I saw Karuna's Fan page.. And I took the plunge...

Here is a link to my FB fan page.. Please do check it out.. :-)

Ain't No sundhine without you...

Hello everyone,

Am back with yet another post.. Made a stair step card with the weekly freebie from designed2delight.. I just love the images they come up with..  They are just so beautiful.. So without much ado.. Here is the card...

A closer look at the Image...

Now the sentiment...

And this lovely flower.. I had been itching to use it for sometime now...

The supplies use are:

Cards stock: Locally brought
Digi Image: Designed2delight
Sentiment: Tracey Brossart
DP: ICR Swap from Ash
Flower: Internation Swap received from Martha.
Bling: Pie Lane
Pearls: Locally Brought
The fence used is locally brought too...

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Designed2delight- Weekly challenge
Partytme Tuesdays- Animal Themed Projects
Clear It Out Challenge- Using Coloring Mediums ( I have used my Staedler water color pencils)
My Mum's Craft Shop- Favourite Colors

As usual your comments are highly valued and appreciated.. Do drop by to give me some love.. I need a lot of cheering up at the moment.. :-)

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Monochromatic Card

Hey friends,

This is a monochromatic quilled card which I have made for the Take a quill pill challenge for May.. It's not I had actually in mind but I guess I just wanted to keep it simple...

Take a look..

A close up of the sentiment which is from Vibgyor Crafts.. You can check the blog here..

The card stock I have used is all locally brought.. Quilled flowers of course.. The centre circle on which the quilled flowers have been placed has passed through my paper crimper.. Yes... I finally made use of it...

Entering it for just one challenge which is the Take a Quill Pill Challenge of May..


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Skater Boy

Hey friends,

Am back.. I have been having a hectic schedule so far..what with classes and my own work.. Gawwwddd... totally drained...

Here is a card I made from the freebie of the week in the designed2delight challenge- Skater boy.. I loved the image.. It is just so cool.. Reminded me of my skating days... Alas.. They are long gone now...Anyways here is the card I made..

A close up of the sentiment

The bling

I coloured the SK8 logo printed on the tee and the sleeve stripes with my red glitter pen...I love it.. Have a look

The card is based on the sketch at cards and things sketch #79

The card goes for the following challenges:
Cards and Things => Sketch Challenge #79
Designed2delight progressive challenge => skater boy image
Creative Craft world => Anything but square
Digistamps4joy => Boys/Men
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges => Anything but square
Penny paper crafty => Anything goes
YNS # 42 => Pop-it up
A spoonful of sugar => Anything goes
HLSC Challenge => Stitching
Make it Monday => Always anything goes
Stamps R us => Going Digital
By The cute & Girly => Anything goes
Emerald Faerie Garden => Anything goes
Desert Island Crafters => Choose 3 or more from the list ( My choice is PP/digi image/bling)
Creative Cowgirl =>. Anything goes
One stitch at a time => Anything goes
Pile it on => Girls & Boys come out to play

The Supplies used are as follows:

Card Stock: Locally brought
PP: Echo Park Springtime
Digital Image- Desidned2delight freebie
Bling: Pie Lane
Sentiment: Free digital stamps.. the designer's name am forgetting.. will check and get back


P.S :  Just found the link to the sentiment.. Thanks Shalini for helping me find it.. Your a darling... Big hug to you for this one...

Here's the link.. E.T has some fantastic freebies.. Do check them out...

Monday, 16 May 2011

Summer Camp project one

Hey friends,

This is the project I will be doing with the first batch of students for the summer camp.. A very simple pop-up card...

 This is the inside of the card,.. The pop-up flower...

Comments please.. I m soooooooo nervous...


Side Step Card


This is going to be a small post.. I made a side step card... For the very first time... Here it is..

Here is the close up of some of the chunky glitter I used.

Supplies Used

Cardstock => Locally brought
DP => Studio Calico
Digi Image => I think is a freebie from the stamping boutique.. Am not sure and neither am I sure about the sentiment.. Will check and get back...
Glitter on the cupcake- Pie Lane
Coloured from my Staedler water color pencils...
 Hope you like it..


Creating for the heart giveaway

I just thought of sharing this with you..

Creating from the heart ( one of the blogs  I follow ) is having a fab candy.. Just check it out.. am sure it's gonna tempt you all to take part in it.. Her candy is open till the 31st of May.


Saturday, 14 May 2011

It's a Boy....

Hello all you beautiful people.. How is everyone doing today.. I had an awful yesterday since blogger was down.. Did you guys go through pangs of irritated behavior yourselves??

My dad's friend has just been blessed with a grandson and it's the celebratory party tomorrow.. ( ye ye ye.. Looking forward to some awesome food..LOL ) so I thought of making a card for the baby..

Here it is..

This card is based on Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 69

A close -up of the sentiment which is handwritten..

For the inside I tried the accordion fold tutorial at Juhi's blog.. You can check it out here...

 And the bling...

The supplies used for this card is

Card stock- Bought locally
DP- Hobby Ideas And Studio Calico
Digi Image is from Anne Bodil... She has some amazing freebies.. You can check them out...
Bling is from Pie Lane so is the border on the insde..
Sentiment is Hand written

I am entering the card for the following challenges
:Crafty Creations # 118 => Anything goes
Creative Card World => Anything but square
Digistamps 4 joy  =>celebrations
Divas By design => Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge => Look what the stork bought
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #9 => babies
Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 69

Thanks for your dropping by...


Friday, 13 May 2011

Pail of Flowers spreading KHUSHBOO... *wink*

I am posting this for the second time thanks to the blogger maintenance issues.... Got damn pissed...Anyways made a gate fold card.. for the very first time.. Like a lot of firsts I have been doing since joining blog land..

So without further ado.. Here is the card I made yesterday

Here is the inside of the card.. I tried my hand at stamping which was a first again... It's not come out that well but i'll keep practising..

And some lovely bling

My Supplies

Card Stock => Fabriano Elle Erre
Digital Image => Designed2delight freebie of the month
DP => Swap From Ash
Stamp => Maya Road Doilies
Ink => Unity Moulin Rouge
Colored the image with my Staedler Colour Pencils

I am entering my card for the following challenges
Everybody-Art-Challenge => Flowers
Flourishes => Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays => Gatefold Card
The crazy challenge => Anything Goes
Get Hippity with Ippity => Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show => Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges => flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges => Flowers
Designed2delight => Stamp of the month challenge-May