Wednesday 31 August 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge!

Hey folks..

I am posting this at 2:30 in the morning.. Sleep's not been forth coming and this is making me crabby and well.. giving me super dark circles... I had completely forgotten about the CDAC challenges.. I have a few more hours to play to made this quick card based on the Tuesday Morning Sketches.. Cute sketch and easy to work with... Take a look at the sketch and then my card...!!

The sketch..

And here is my card based on the sketch:

It's a simple card... Using this cute digi from the progressive challenge at CDAC.

The supplies used:
Yellow cardstock=> fabriano Elle Erre, the red stock card stock for layering=> Locally bought
The PP's=> Hobby Ideas and Birthday RAK from Ash.
The ribbon and bling are from my stash.. The die cuts have been traced and then cut...

I am entering this card for the following challengers:
Tuesday Morning sketches=> sketch#109
CDAC Progressive challenge.
Creative Card Crew=> Anything goes
DDCC=> Anything goes
CIP=> Lots of layers

That's all folks... Your comments are highly valuable... Good Night all.. Happy crafting...!!


Tuesday 30 August 2011

The butterfly award!

G'morning folks.. I just got up.. Have been having erratic bouts of sleep.. :-(.. So finally caught up on all the backlog of my sleep and back...

Early in the morning I had Esther drop by my blog and inform me that she had left an award for me.. And here I was checking it when I realized that I had never received this award before.. A brand new award.. :-).. I have been following Estger for qute sometime now.. Do drop by her blog and send her some love...

Here is the Award...

There are some rules to follow so here they are:
Answer several questions. Award the 'Butterfly Award' to other bloggers
Contact the bloggers to let them know they have received this award
Put a link to the person who gave you the 'Butterfly Award' in the post..

I'll answer the questions first and then inform everyone who I am passing the award to..!!

Q1) Name your favorite color? PURPLE

Q2) Name your favorite song? Difficult to pin one down..Loads of them.. Hotel California being one of my all time favs...

Q3) Name your favorite dessert? Anything which has lots of chocolate in it.. Am a CHOCOHOLIC

Q4) What worries you off at the moment? My SIL's health.. She is expecting.. Just under a month to go..!!

Q5) Your favorite pet? A DOG ( Obviously!)

Q6) Black or White? BLACK

Q7) Your biggest fear? Heights

Q8) Best feature?My charming personality * wink *.. On a serious note.. definitely my sense of humour.. am a  veritable clown..!!

Q9) Everyday attitude? Super energetic.. Need to blow off some of my steam..!!

Q10) What is perfection? A day spent with my nephews and niece followed by crafting.. BLISS

Q11) Guilty pleasure? Considering my Size and weight, everything is guilty pleasure * embarrassed * but I love anything with a lot of cheese and chocolate... YUM YUM..!!

Q12) When you're upset you? I pick on a fight with some person who I know who let me vent out my frustration without taking me seriously...!!!

I would like to pass on this award to the following people...

Tejal ( because it is a butterfly award)

Thanks folks.. See y'all in sometime hopefully with a card...


Thursday 25 August 2011

Fly Away!!


I am back with another notecard... Have made a lot but will put them up later.. Just do not have the time to sit and re-size them at the moment...

I have made a quilled notecard with a rocket especially for Piyu's challenge at the take a quill pill blog where this month's challenge is something for the kids...

Take a look...!!

The rocket idea took form in my brain while working on my nephew's project and we sat pouring over encyclopedias searching for information over the solar system... Yes Yes I know in this age pouring over books while Google is there... Nothing beats an encyclopedia.. trust me...And mine are now pretty ancient... I placed the rocket on a die cut which I hand traced and cut.. the star's idea made of Pie Lane glitter balls is inspired from Erum's card which you can check here. Thanks Erum....

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Take a quill pill=> august challenge something for the kids
Send a smile for kids=> use die cuts or punches or both
For your inspiration=> photo inspiration ( i have chosen the colours as my inspiration)

Thanks for dropping by... Your comments are highly valuable and appreciated...


Tuesday 23 August 2011

Note cards + Some more RAKs


Before you begin reading this post.. Let me just WARN you that is is going to be a very long post full of pictures... So carry on at your own risk.. LOL...

It's been hectic the last few days.. I did some quilling.. Was missing it.. So made some random flowers... And then sat down to make notecards.. Since the last ICR swap.. Note cards have caught my fancy and I wanted to do some more... So I took out all the scraps I had left over ( There was a lot of scrap.. I still have a lot more to use) and began working on them.... Made 12 note cards.. PHEW!!!

I'll explain each as we go... Not that it requires explaining.. Will just mention the supplies and all...!!

Note Card 1:

This is made with the Woodeware USA Stamp set Indian Dreams which I had won for the last ICR challenge sponsored by Piali's Scraps n More.. This is my first attempt at full on stamping using an image and coloring it.. I was not too sure how it would come out.. I think the impression didn't come out too well... I used scraps of old Fabriano sheets and I traced the spell binders label and hand cut it.. Thanks Kavi for the die cuts.. Am having fun using them... And did some faux stitching around it and blinged it up using some red rhinestones from my stash.. I colored the image using my Staedler water color pencils.

Note Card 2:

The second scrappy card has an Hobby Ideas scrap as card stock.. layered with some Fabriano scraps.. the stamp is from the same set of the above note card.. I coloured it using some of my sketch pens and Staedler water colour pencils.. I did the centre using Pie Lane glitter balls.. the bird is stamped from the woodeware stamp and the sentiment is from Unity's just wanted to say which I bought from Ujjwal and the Ink is Unity Noir again bought from Ujjwal... Did some faux stitching once more...

Note Card 3:

 This scrappy card has a die -cut and traced from a RAK Pardha sent me.. ( more about the RAK later in the post).. I event cut the circle out..As you can see it isn't very neat.. :-/.. I gave the petals some storkes with my sketch pens and the Hi is handwirtten.... The pearls are from my stash....

Note Card 4:

This card as a Hobby Ideas PP and a spell binders label traced and cut.. Blinged it up with some rhine stones from my stash.. The sentiment is from Fiskars For the birds stamp which I bought from Karuna's Store and inked it with Unity French Lilac bought from Ujjwal.

Note Card 5:

This card idea was actually adopted from a card Ujjwal had sent me along with the giveaway I had won on her blog.. The butterfly is a die cut from Itsy bitsy on which I had rubbed some 3D glitter glue and glue glossed it... Have put Pie Lane glitter balls on the scallops...

Note Card 6: 

This is a simple card.. I have corrugated the layering cardstock using my paper crimper.. Layered two labels and stamped on it from a MICIA stamp again bought from Karuna's store inked with Unity Noir.. The pearls are from my stash.

Note Card 7:

This mush is totally based on the ones Spardha made for the swap ( I am not being able to find a link to it so Spardha help me find one)... The mush is a die cut from her.. I punched the circles to make eyes and the sentiment is a mini stamp I won at a giveaway from Holley.. Blinged it up using rhine stones from my stash...

Note Card 8:

This swirl was again a RAK from Spardha.. Itraced and cut it out in black and i stuck crochet thread all around it since I have no twine.. The sentiment is handwritten...

Note Card 9:

This was the last border I cut from my Fiskars sunburst punch ( sob sob).. I cut out two hearts and wrote us using Pie Lane glitter balls, And stuck Pie lane heart stickers.. One in blue and one in pink.. :D.. Did some distressing on the border...

Note Card 10:

Hobby Ideas PP and a sentiment from Fiskars bought from Karuna and some faux stitching...

Note card 11:

My quilling experiment over the weekend... Trying to get my quilling mojo back...

Note card 12:

This is my favourite... A martini glass from the Pie Lane Champagne collection ( I really dono the name.. I call it the champagne collection.. :D) and the sentiment is handwritten...

Phew these were my notecards....Now some RAKs which I received.. I am having an extended birthday party...

The first one is from Shalini.. She sent me the Hero Arts flourishes background stamp.. it is wow...

The next was from Spardha.. She sent me a really pretty card which you can see here. Some die cuts, the very popular black pearls which she uses and the cutest doggie papers ever.. She knows I love dogs...

And finally a really pretty card from Snehal.. She sent me a stamping block too but the Indian Postal services people stole it.. Buggers.. They'll probably use it to hit one another.. * wink *

That's all for now folks.. I am now tired after this very long post.. PHEW...!!1 Your comments are highly valuable... Thank you so much for every time you drop by.. Your words encourage me to work harder to improve myself...


Sunday 21 August 2011

Happy Birthday Card... :D

This card was supposed to be posted yesterday but I became lazy... :D.. This card is going out to someone truly special.. Will not take names now because she unfortunately reads my posts.. :D.. Surprise for her

I made a gatefold card again.. As all of you already know I have a lot of love for special fold cards and gatefold looks super...!! So without much ado, have a look at my card...

Isn't she a doll.. I loved this image.. She looks adorable with a heart in her hand.. :-)

The insides...

This is a fairly big card.. a 6 by 12 cardstock which i scored at 3 inches on each side to make the "gates".. I love the whole look of a gate fold card and there is just so much space on it to scribble all you want ... :-)

This is a fabriano elle erre sheet which I have cut to size.. The PPs are DCVW which I brought from Karuna's store. and on the insides, the PP's are from one of my nephew's old craft books.. :D.. I have used my Fiskars sunburst punch to give borders and the sentiment is from some free digital blog, I don't remember which one.. On the outside, I have traced the spellbinders label and hand cut them.. The digi is again from a free digital image blog, but I don't know which one... I have used gem stones from my stash, The die cut flowers are from Itsy Bitsy which I recently found in Star mark store and have a put a flat pearl on ti from my stash... :D and the buttons are from Pie Lane.. The sentiment is also placed on a  scalloped circle die cut which I have traced and hand cut and blinged it up using rhine stones from my stash...

 I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenges=> Girlie
Crazy 4 challenges=> BINGO( I have taken the diagonal=> square card, die cuts, 2 or more designer papers)
Ellephantastic=> Add some layers
One stop craft=> Bold and Bright
Send a smile 4 kids=> Use die cuts or punches or both
Alphabet Challenge=> O for only three embellishment( I have used, rhinestones, Buttons and die-cut flowers)
Cardmafairy's Digi days challenge=> Buttons
Crafty Ann's=> Scalloped and /or fancy borders
Fussy and fancy=> Use three or more of your favorite embellishment( I have used buttons, rhinestones,die-cuts and pearl)
Jellypark challenges=> Favorite embellishments( Rhinestones, buttons, die-cuts and pearl)
Divas by design=> Birthdays
Yvonne's Guest challenge=> Creating layers with Melissa O Neil.

That's it from me folks.. Hope everyone's been having a smashing Sunday.. I've had a super Sunday.. Your comments are highly valued and appreciated.. Thanks for dropping by... Happy Crafting..


Saturday 20 August 2011

A 1000 sheets of paper giveaway

A 100 sheets of paper is having a giveaway and it is just HUGE... You wanna see what itis??/

For all the details you can check the blog here.


Celebrations with ICR

Our very own ICR has just crossed hundred members and over 1000 pictures in it's gallery.. Kudos to Ash and Tejal for all the hard work they put in.. Liek I have been cribbing in my last few posts.. The Mojo has gone mad and erratic.. comes to be in spurts.. I have an idea in mind but when I try to execute it, it goes KAPUT... Hate it... grrr...

Anyways last night I sat down with much determination to make the card... and as usual I had to use some DHIN-CHAK colours.. I love bright colours.. Makes me feel good about myself and life in general...

Anyways, Here is my card...

I used a baby blue Fabriano Elle Erre card stock and lots of my scraps through which i ran my Fiskars sunburst punch to give the layered look at the bottom. The scalloped circles were first traced and then hand cut and a digi sentiment has been placed on top it.. I do not remember where I got it from.. In case someone does know please inform me so that I can give credit to the designer for it... Distressed them with Hobby Ideas inks ( my substitute till I get some distress inks for myself).. The blue PP is from an old wedding card.. Have had it in my stash for ages.. I hand cut the banners and wrote the word PARTY using Pie Lane glitter balls (black).
A close -up of the banner

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
ICRC9=> celebrations + No rubber/digi stamping except for sentiment
Yvonne's guest challenge=> Creating layers with Melissa O' Neill
Crafty Anne's=> Scallop and/or fancy borders
The Pixie Cottage=> Happy Birthday
A spoon full of sugar=> Happy Birthday

Thank you so much for dropping by.. Your comments are highly valuable.. Till next time... Happy Crafting...


Thursday 18 August 2011

Mojo Wednesday

Yayyyy.. I finally got my mind working again and sat down to make some cards... I tried using the Mojo Monday sketch for this one... Really liked the sketch....Take a look at the sketch first and then will show you my card...

This sketch really caught my eye and was itching to give it a try...

Here is my take on the sketch...

I like the way the card has come out.. I was kind of doubtful of ti when I began working on it but the colours just kind of jumped on me.. What say you guys to it... Take a close up look of the center...

This card is for a friend whose come down to Kolkata.. She'll kill me if I do not give her a friendship day card.. I did post one for her but she is yet to reach it.. Stupid India Post people...

Supplies used:
A pale yellow Fabriano Elle Erre card stock layered with black fabriano elle erre (it was a leftover scrap).. The PP's were a birthday RAK from Ash.. I have done some recycling on it.. Used old wedding cards to layer both the PP's... The die cut has been traced out and hand cut.. The circle is made using another circle cut-out.. and the sentiment is from Erum's blog.. I coloured the O and glossed it up using glue and gloss. I have used Pie Lane glitter balls along the edge of the black circle.. Did some distressing and those red gem stones are from my stash and so are the white gem stones on the right hand border.. have done some faux stitching.. and those banners are hand cut.. :D

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Mojo Monday=> Sketch
Fab 'n' Funky=> Stitching
Ruby's Rainbows=> Stitching
Bearly Mine=> bring on the bling
Clear it out challenge=> Glitter
My Time to Craft=> G is for glitter, gems
Paper and such Design=> Sentiment only
Tuesday Throwdown=> Non-stamped sentiment ( Mine is a digi print out)
TPE=> stitching
Simon says stamp and show=> Bling
Gingerloft=> Sparkle
Scrappy Frogs=> Bling
Totally Gorjuss=> Round and round

That's all folks.. Happy Crafting...


All the best!!

Hey Peeps,

What's happening with everyone... Like I mentioned in my last post, my Mojo has decided to go fishing but is slowly coming back.. Today I made two cards. Posting the second one now.. The first one will come later on... :D

This card is made for a friend's sister who is about to leave for University in The States... So here's wishing her all the best and hoping she has a grand time in the states...

 This is the most adorable image ever.. I have used this image quite a few times.. This card is pretty simple.. a 5 by 5 card.. Small, compact and cute and really really simple...I hand cut the die cut after I traced it out from another one.. Did some distressing around it and again did faux stitching around it... The digi image is from Anne Bodil

I have used black Fabriano Elle Erre cardstock and layered it with a Studio Calico Pp ( bought from Ujjwal). Did faux stitching around it. The digi image is from Anne Bodil. She has a lot of cute freebies so you can check her blog out... I blinged it up with some pearls and Pie Lane Glitter balls and the banners are hand cut with faux stiching done around it too.. The sentiment is hand written and the button is from Pie Lane.. The pearls are from my stash...Have colored the image using my Staedler water color pencils. The black ribbon was a RAK from Ash.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:-

Penny's paper crafty challenge blog=> Back to school
Fab 'n' Funky=> A stitch in time
Whimsy Inspiration Challenges=> Stitch in time
Paper Take Weekly=> BINGO ( Pearls, Ribbon ,free( I have done faux stitching)
Try it on tuesday=> Anything goes
The Pink Elephant=> Stitching
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog=> Back to school
Floweret=> back to school
Amber's Crafts and Stuff=> back to school
Little Darlings Challenge=> School days
Little Red Wagon=> Back to school
Paper Pretties=> Back to school
Ruby's rainbow=> stitching

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


Wednesday 17 August 2011

A flurry of awards

Hey guys,

How has everyone been? I have been having a ball lately.. Since my mojo has decided to gone fishing, I am going crazy fiddling somewhere else...

I got a bunch of awards from Monica yesterday... Am sure most of you will now be familiar with this name.. She keeps appearing on my blog frequently.

These are the awards she has passed on to me:

 The irresistibly sweet award.. This is the second time I got this award. The first time around I was pased this award through Neha.

This award again is coming to me for the second or is it the third time.. I just remember, it was Hussena who had passed on this award the first time.

 The third award is

I am supposed to say 7 random things about me.. I have already mentioned that twice so won't go into it>..

I'll pass this award to the following people ( NOTE: All the four awards)

1) Shruti Menon and you can check her blog here.

2) Priya Sondhi and you can check her blog here.

3) Spardha Angra and you can check her blog here.

4) Jovita and you can check her blog here.

5) Suganthi and you can check her blog here.

6) E.T and you can check her blog here.

7) Piyu and you can check her blog here.

8) Shalini and you can check her blog here.

9) Karuna and you can check her blog here.

10) Hussena and you can her blog here.

11) tejal and you can check her blog here.

That's all... Happy Crafting...


Monday 15 August 2011

Happy Independence Day

 Today is a proud day for all of us as we celebrate our 64th Independence day. Indians here and all over the world, feel proud of your heritage and your culture...I am proud to be an Indian...

Jai Hind

Vande Mataram.


Friday 12 August 2011

Some more Birthday RAKs...!!

Well.. It seems like that my birthday frenzy is not yet over.. I was surprised to get some more posts today... And well it is always good to receive birthday gifts..

The first one was from Ash... She sent the most gorgeous PP's ever.. and I guess knowing me she knows my love for PPs.. I love them just too much.. A hoarder for sure...!! This is what she sent along with a  really pretty card... !!

The next one is from my sister.. She I guess decided to surprise me after all...!! She sent em a gorgeous clutch purse ( In red.. Totally sassy) and an awesome Body Shop perfume which has the most delicious fragrance ever...!!

 I also got a beautiful Card from Romina.. Pretty yellow colour.. Take a look..!!

That's it.. I'll go back to working on my card now..



I am back after a long time with a card that I have made and not some RAK..My last few posts have been all about RAKs...and it has been a super week...And what an awesome birthday.. Never did imagine that it would be so cool...!! SO thank you everyone once again for all your wishes...

I got up really early today and wanted to make a card... My nephews got me pinwheels yesterday so thought of making a card with a pinwheel... Got online.. searched some tutorials and then realized I had the OWH page bookmarked with the pinwheel tutorial.. you can check it out here.

Here is my card...!!

This card has come out the way I like.. Cheered em up no end.. Birthday was so awesome and felt like making a bright cheerful card, hence, the colours...!!

There is not much to say about this card... I took a yellow fabriano elle erre 12*12 sheet and make a 6 by 8 card.. it is a huge card.. Layered on four panels using blue and red card stock and did some faux stitching on all four panels...!!

Used a yellow cardstock on which I did faux stitching with red gel pen and stuck a pin wheel made of Studio Calico papers which I bought from Ujjwal and topped it with a Pie Lane wooden button...I did the corners with flat pearls from my stash..

The die cut on which the sentiment is placed is from Kavi.. I traced it out onto a yellow card stock.. stamped it with Unity Stamp Just wanted to say using the Noir Stamp pad of the same brand.. The sentiment is from a mini stamp I won in a giveaway which is inked with French Lilac Unity Ink pad.. And blinged it up with rhine stones from my stash...!!

 I am entering this card for the following challenges:
ICR=> Sketch + Sew
Here is the ICR Sketch

Ruby's rainbows=> gems
Sweet Stamp Blog=> Bling it up
Cupcake Craft Challenge=>Sew Mad
PCI=> Stitching Theme

Comments are highly valuable.. Has helped me improved immensely so thank you everyone who has dropped by my blog.. See you with a new post soon.. Till then Happy Crafting...


Wednesday 10 August 2011

Birthday RAKs

It's been a great day today and very unbelievable.. The kind of love showed not only by my family and friends in Kolkata but also from blogger has been overwhelming and really touching,.. You realize how beautiful life is with friends and family..

The first card is a beautiful parchment card sent to me by Neelam.. Thanks so much Neelam.. I truly appreciate it...!!

Next up is Ujjwal.. Her owl card is the cutest ever and reminds me of me.. Am an owl.. I can never sleep early so absolutely apt for me...!!

next up is the very generous gift given to me by Srinanda of Pie Lane.. I respect that lady a lot and love her to bits.. She's helped me immensely to grow as a crafter and been a  good friend... To know all about Pie Lane, you can go here.

Then I got a beautiful James Bond card from Karuna.. Yes she thinks am the female version of James Bond *smirk*.

This is truly a gorgeous card.. My photography skills don't do justice to it.. That girly in glitter looks BEAUTIFUL...and of course the very Yummy cake... :D.. After frantically trying to find out who sent em the cake as there were no names.. she tells me at one in the night that its HER.. and my dad almost got paranoid.. forbade me to eat the cake till I found out who sent me the cake...!!

And this super gift came all the way from Delhi from my SIL.. My BLACKBERRY.... Yippeee...!!

Thanks everyone for your wishes.. via SMS, email, messages on facebook and ofcourse via comments on ICR.. I truly truly appreciate it...!!!

Thanks for making my day Super.. the countdown was worth the effort...

Lots of love and Hugs,

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Friendship Day Card from Karuna...!!

This is what I got in the mail today... This very beautiful card which Karuna made just for ME.. ( Mind you I did know what she had made and I was dying to lay my hands on it... )..

You know they say friends don't come by easy and are even more difficult to keep and it kind of rings true for her.. We became friends by chance ( a sad tag line chori of lucky by chance ) and I suppose she's now stuck with me.. No matter how hard you try to shake me off.. I shall not budge ( Fevicol ka majboot jod hai.. tootega nahi ).. and Nothing ever would tarnish our friendship ( Kyunki daag acche hai)...

You've become special in a really short time and I do not regret this closeness one bit... usually I put off people very fast.. With you I make the effort for the friendship to be as good and healthy as my size... :D ( Leaving on your size would have be such a state of affairs.. need to fatten you up.. :P)..

On that note I shall just say That DARLING ( ankhon se ankhein chaar karne do).. I seem to be deviating a lot today.. but yes.. I love you and treasure your friendship immensely.. Thank you soo much for everything...

Khushboo.. Naam toh yaad rahega na.. LOL...

Lots of love and a tight hug to you Karuna...


Monday 8 August 2011

Get well Soon RAK from Tejal

I have been flooded with mails these last few days what with the note cards and friendship day cards from friends and now these wonderful wonderful RAKs.. Slow on the update of this one.. Sorry Tejal..!!

Here is what she sent me.. some lovely pink PP from Paper Mania.. I was in desperate need of some pink PP and this is what she sent me.. thanks girl..!!

And the very pretty card...!!

I loved the lady bug.. It is just soo pretty and thanks a ton Tejal.. Big hug to you..!!