Sunday, March 19, 2017

Watercolor with Distress Inks | Video Tutorial | Giveaway WInner!


I recently shared these two cards over at the Mudra blog recently and today I have the process video on how I created those cards.

It was a bit of a challenge as the cardstock that I used was super absorbent and made blending colors a nightmare. But I worked around it and thought it would be fun to share how to improvise when you are stuck with a bad choice of supplies that doesn't particularly work well for the technique that you are trying :)

Watch the video 

I hope you enjoy this video :)

I am entering the blue butterfly card in Stamploration March CAS Card Challenge where the twist is to add sky blue color.

And also these cards perfectly fit the theme for the HLS March Watercolor Challenge




The randomly chosen winner of the giveaway is 

Congratulations Lekha! Please email me with your postal address at so I send out the goodies to you :) 

Thank you, everyone, for participating and I hope to have another giveaway soon!

Friday, March 17, 2017

MDF Name Album using Papericious Blush Collection!


I am sharing a beautiful altered MDF name album on the Papericious Blog using their Premium Blush Paper Collection!

I hope you check it out and don't forget to let me know if you liked it :)
Happy Weekend my friends!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mudra First Birthday Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to our “First Birthday Blog Hop”!

Yes, Mudra is one year old this month and what an amazing journey it has been so far. And this month, we want to celebrate our big milestone with you because it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We have so many fun things lined up throughout the month with lots of chances for you to participate and win some cool prizes.We wanted to start the celebration today by bringing together our amazing design team and few of our friends to share some of their beautiful creations with Mudra products.

We have an amazing line-up of projects that you sure are going to love!


  • Follow Mudra Blog
  • Like Mudra Facebook Page
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Visit all the designer's blog hop post and leave them some love.
  • After finishing the blog hop, add your name in the inlinkz in Mudra Blog Hop Post.

  • PRIZES: To celebrate, Mudra is giving away a beautiful pack of crafting supplies from Mudra to 1 WINNER, selected randomly from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, March 15st at 11:59 PM IST to enter, and the winners will be announced here on Monday, March 20th.

    One Additional Goodie Bag to a random participant sponsored by The Craft Shop, Chennai.

    And to sweeten the deal, some of our designers in the hop also have giveaways, so make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win!

    If you have come from Deepti Stephens you are on the right track. You can check out the complete list of participating blogs on the Mudra Blog.


    For today's post, I thought it would be fitting to use the recently released super cute stamp set "Stay Magical" and I also have the process video to share with you all.

    The unicorns in this set are so sweet and I really had fun working on this card.

    And here is the video 

    Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Mirella Rogan!
    I hope you enjoy the amazing cards and projects that the designers have put together for this hop and leave some love :)

    GIVEAWAY: I have an additional giveaway for you! YAY!

    To be eligible to win the goodies featured above, you need to
    1. Follow Handmade with Love Blog
    2. Like  Handmade with Love Facebook Page
    3. Follow Handmade with Love on Instagram
    4. Subscribe to Handmade with Love YouTube Channel
    5. Leave a comment. One comment per person, please :)
    I will pick a winner on 10th March 2017!

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day ahead!

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Love tag pocket card !


    I'm on the Papericious blog today, sharing a lovely pocket card along with the tutorial.

    I hope you visit the blog and check out the complete project!
    Hugs, Ujjwal

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Valentines Day Masculine Cards!


    Wish you all a very happy Valentines Day and I wish that your days are always filled with love and you enjoy the company of your loved ones!

    I am sharing some masculine cards over at the Mudra blog today. Don't forget to check it out and make a card for your special man :)

    Have a lovely day!

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Love Mini Album for Valentines Day!

    Hello there, Sorry I disappeared for a while. The house is being renovated and my work area is mostly "homeless" at the moment, not to mention all the dust that I have been breathing :(
    But I can't wait for it to be over soon and give you a house tour :)

    Anyway, I somehow managed to pull together this beautiful little album which would be perfect as a gift for this Valentines Day using the Papericious newly released Blush Collection.

    Head on over to the Papericious Blog and check out the complete album there and don't forget to leave me some love :)

    See you next time soon!

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Layout with Papericious Fairy Land Collection!


    I can't believe this is the last day of first month of 2017. Time flies so fast! One month you are celebrating New Years Eve and the next you are already at the end of first month :)

    Today I have a pretty layout using the Papericious recently released Fairy Land Paper Collection. Here is the little peek at it.

    Hop on to the Papericious blog to see the complete project and check out all the supplies used.

    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    Love Letter Envelopes | Tutorial


    Valentine's Day is exactly a month away and I can already feel the love in the air! And what better way to express your love than writing a heartfelt letter. And then make these letters even more beautiful with these gorgeous letter envelopes.

    So here's a little peek at the envelopes that I am sharing at the Papericious blog today.

    I hope you like the full reveal of this project :)

    Have a great day!

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    Giveaway Winners!


    Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and letting me know what you would like to see in the future. I hope I will be able to keep up and address all the questions and requests :)

    Here are the two randomly drawn winners

    Congratulations! Please email me at with your postal address and I will have the gift boxes out in the mail for you :)

    Stay tuned for more giveaways and tutorial this year !!

    I will see you again soon !!


    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    Craft with Kids: Easy handmade card using yarn + Video

    A lot of you ask me how I manage to craft with a very active little one around and what activities we do together.

    Starting this year,  I will share easy ideas on crafting with kids. These would be activities that will also help improve their fine motor skills. The supplies used will be bare minimum and easily available locally.
    Don't forget to assist your child and enjoy crafting with them.


    My daughter is 4.5 years old. Please make sure your child is old enough for the activities before you give any of them a try and don't leave them alone with sharp tools like scissors. Stay safe, be happy !

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    For today’s craft activity, we’ll make a simple card using only 3 basic supplies, we’ll need card stock, some yarn in different colors and glue and that’s it.

    To start with, draw some shapes on the card stock with a pencil. I chose to draw flowers because they are the easiest but you can really draw any image you like.

    Trace the pencil lines with glue and adhere yarn. A simple as that :) 

    Watch the video here to see the complete process (My daughter, Aadya makes and appearance too :) )

    I hope you enjoy watching these :)

    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    A year in review 2016 + Giveaway!


    As we step into the new year, I wanted to take a moment and reflect upon this past year which has been mostly amazing for me. 2016 was tremendous for me in terms of both professional and personal life. Yes, there were moments and events that I would not never like to experience again but today I just wanted to focus on the good and happy.

    So today I am going to highlight my favourite projects and moments throughout this year. I also have a giveaway for you guys as a thank you for always being so supportive and appreciative. You always motivate me to do better and more.

    I started year 2016 with this close-to-my-heart watercolor piece. This artwork is special because this was the first of the many! I fell in love with using stamps to build watercolor scenes and kept making them throughout the year.

    This photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has so many lovely memories from our big family vacation this year. It was fun converting it into a watercolor piece. Also this was the first time I worked with Ken Oliver Color Bursts (and almost messed up :D)

    When one of my lovely long time client asked for a pregnancy journal in year 2015, I was in a fix. I just didn't know where to start and how. So I asked her for some time to figure out and she agreed. Then I did some extensive research, looking for ideas and inspiration as to what to put into a pregnancy book and this format was the result. The client loved it and so did so many people. I ended up making so so many of these in the the past year and throughout 2016.

    Before I left for my big vacation, I got an email from Impression Obsession Company saying that they like my work and asking if I would like to give their products a try. I was so excited to have a company appreciate my work. They also let me pick out a few of their amazing products. A definite high for me this year :)

    (Sorry about the low quality photograph)

    These cute bookmarks were made using one of my favorite stamp set "Fairy Friends" from Lawn Fawn(also one of my most favorite stamp company). It was a commission and these were gifted to teachers on Teacher's Day.

    When I started my professional craft journey, I never thought I would one day design a stamp set. And then it happened! 
    I designed and released one of my own stamps under Mudra Crafts Stamps and I am so thankful for the opportunity. 

    To start a mixed media art journal has been on my mind forever and I finally took the plunge this year. This is where I opened up my heart and shared bits of my personal life with you. Being a private person, it was difficult for me share an issue that is very close to my heart. It has more meaning for me than you can imagine.

    Although I have been painting all my life, this was the first time that a client trusted me enough to commission two of these canvases. I painted these with acrylics and the end result was so close to the real image that it gave me goose bumps :)  

    It was one of those things that made me believe in "Dreams do come true". I have been working with Pretty Paper Studio as a design team member for over 2 years now and when they asked me if I would like to teach an online course, I was so excited. The poster was of course hand painted using Altenew Stamps and watercolors. 
    To purchase this class, visit

    Again it is one of those projects I couldn't get over. I loved, loved painting this couple's portrait on canvas as a 25th Anniversary gift from their kids. The original photo is 25 years old and wasn't high resolution, so it was really a tough job to bring out the details. This was a perfect project to end the year and a definite highlight for me.

    As a thank you for being constant support and motivating me, I have a small giveaway (or two ;)) for you.

    I have 2 boxes for 2 of you. Each giveaway box contains the following,

    20 sheets 6"X6" Pattern Papers
    2 Heartfelt Creations Stamp Sets (These were part of my DT kit for HC and might be used and/or retired)
    1 die set / embossing plate
    Mulberry Flowers & Leaves
    Maya Road Chipboards
    1 pack of Prima Flowers
    2 packs of rhinestones
    2 pieces of MDF embellishments
    1 pack of Papericious Sequins
    1 pack of Echo Park papers Ephemera
    1 small Mudra Stamp Set
    1 "Handmade with Love" card

    Here is what you have to do to enter :
    1. Follow this blog and leave a comment saying what you expect to see more on this blog in 2017. 
    2. Like Handmade with Love on Facebook.  
    3. Ask your crafty friends to "like" Handmade with Love on facebook.
    4. Follow Handmade with love on Instagram and share the giveaway post and graphic.
    5. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave another comment. (If you already subscribe, you can leave a comment.)

    You have until January 5th. 2017 at 12:00 am IST to enter. I will announce the winners here on the blog on January 7th, 2017 across all social media :)

    Thank you for being a part of my journey till date and I look forward to seeing you in 2017 with lots of new, wonderful, crafty things!

    Happy New Year !

    Love Ujjwal

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    Thankful Card using Heartfelt Creations Stamps!

    Hello lovely people,

    As this year is coming to an end, I would like to leave you with this lovely little card that I created for Papericious.

    Here is a little peek at what you will find on the Papericious Blog today

    I hope you like it. If you do, don't forget to leave me some love :)

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year! May the new year brings all the happiness and good things to you and your loved ones!

    I will see you again next year ;)