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Customer Appreciation + RAKs!

** I was featured on Divya's blog Jewel of Sayuri yesterday. I would love for you to check it out and leave your feedback.

So as you know, I have taken up and completed a lot of orders in the past 6 months and I wanted to share a little feedback I got from my clients. I was so overwhelmed and happy with all the appreciation that came my way that I wanted to share it with my virtual family that is all you guys :)

Here are just a few that I collected from the recent emails :)

Isn't it awesome when people appreciate you for something you do and are passionate about. This is one of the most important reasons that I love this hobby :)
And if this wasn't all, a few of my lovely customers sent me these pretties 

Khushboo sent me this lovely card for my birthday :)
One of my customers sent me this beautiful handmade origami box that contained those cute earri…

Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great start to the week. Since its Monday, it's time for another Prickley Pear Monday card :)

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Prickley Pear(Clearly Beautiful Flowers Stamps Set); Dies: Cheery Lyn(Fanciful flourish) inks: Momento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink(Walnut stain); embellishment:  Pie Lane Self Adhesive Crystals; coloring medium: Faber Castell Markers So as I said HERE, I hate throwing awaypretty (and expensive) paper and my heart breaks with the amount of paper that is wasted  with die cutting. So I always make it a point to die cut keeping in mind that I can use both the negative and the positive of die cuts :)
I inked the edges of the negative die-cut panel very lightly with walnut stain distress ink to give it more definition and then adorned the beautiful flourish with some gorgeous flowers from the Clearly Beautiful Flowers Stamps Set and to top it off added the various different self adhesive crystal…

Cardboard Mini Albums on order!

So here is the first project from the lot that I shared as "work in progress" in a recent post. I completed the order yesterday and now since its on its way to the client, I can share the project in its complete glory :)

I made 5 Minis 4"X6" in size which makes for an ideal gift or use it to document your own little special events and memories.

And here are the inside pages of one of the albums (Albums are identical in structure, only the pattern papers and embellishments vary)

Lots of tags, pretty papers and embellishments :)

  A pocket insert for photo or journaling!

Lots of space for journaling and photos !

And the back cover :)

These are so perfect for saving those 2X3 photos and documenting the special mini events in our lives.  I had such a blast making these as they are not only cute, they are also recycled(The card backing came from packaging cartons :))

I actually loved them so much that I decided to make one for myself and I am documenting the speci…

Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great start to the week. Since its Monday, it's time for another Prickley Pear Monday card :)

And for this one, I used the colors at Play Date Cafe Color challenge 132 - Color Splash (Black White Mustard) and I am also entering this for Spatter Technique Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Prickley Pear(Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set, Hibiscus Flower and Leaf Die); inks: Momento (Tuxedo Black); embellishment:  Hero Arts Hues Self Adhesive Pearls; coloring medium:water colors

I used my water colors and paint brush to make the splatters on watercolor paper, added a separate panel left aligned with a little lace tucked behind. The flower petals have tiny 3D adhesive dots for dimension. And as a last touch I added a few pearls. Loved how it turned out! Hope you like this little creation! Don't forget to visit the PPRS blog for more design team inspiration. 

Around here.....

..its been so quiet on my blog these days and I thought I will give you a little update on whats been happening around here. So lets start with the most important stuff

First, Its my birthday today. So a very Happy Birthday to me :D
No big celebrations as such but I do have dinner plans with DH and sis-in-law. So that should be good!!
 (Hopefully I will have an actual birthday cake in the evening instead of this virtual one :D)
Second, its something that I have been meaning to tell you all for a while now and if you follow me on Facebook you might know already. I am into my 8th month of pregnancy and expecting a baby to fill my arms in June last week. So I am laying low these days, enjoying baby dreams and taking it a little slow :D

Third, I was featured on the Paperie Designs' Studio last Friday and completely forgot to post about it here. I would love for you to stop by there and let me know what you think :)

Fourth, I am working on some real fun custom orders and a few recycle…

PPRS Release Party Blog Hop!!

HI! Welcome to PPRS May New Release Party!!! 
Prickley Pear is releasing brand new sets of clear stamps with coordinated dies! Both new dies and stamps that coordinates with already existing dies! That way you can get the most out of your stash when buying new!!! :) To celebrate this new release we are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspirations by the Design Team and a give away! One happy participant will win a $ 20 gift certificate to the web shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. Last day to enter is Monday 14th midnight EDT. The winner will be drawn randomly from one of the participating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Tuesday.
Today's Participating Design Team blogs : Ujjwal (Thats me :)) Melissa Amy

You have seen me use these flowers before on THIS project and I am totally in love with the bold beautiful flowers in this set…

Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great start to the week. Since its Monday, it's time for another Prickley Pear Monday card :)

And I actually did this one to send to my Mom for mother's day :) Since she stays quite far from my place and I get to meet her just once or twice a year, I miss her a lot. So I thought I will send her a thinking of you card this time around.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Prickley Pear(Mini Birds Clear Stamps Set.); inks:Jenni Bowlin (brown sugar); embellishment:  Self Adhesive Crystals; coloring medium: Faber castell markers I kept it one layer so that it would be easier to mail out. I simply stamped the images with brown sugar ink on to the cardstock. Then I paper pieced the bird and the cage and added them on top of the stamped image. I added a bit of color using markers and then scattered a few gems :)
I hope my mom likes it :)
I am entering this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge-Clean & Simple and…

Guest Designing for Imaginations!

Today I created a card forImaginations Store as a Guest Design Team member. I have some really pretty DCWV papers with floral patterns from the store at hand right now which I love. So I created a simple card using the sketch at Skipping Stone Designs#126 and the colors from the Unity Monthly Challenge - green, pink  & off-white.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!;  stamps: Ippity(Fall for you); inks:Jenni Bowlin (brown sugar), Distress Inks(walnut stain); Pattern Papers: DCWV (Imaginations Store); embellishments: Spring Doilies(Shabby Chic Tags & More), Pink Gems; tools: 1" circle punch, fiskars scallop edge punch
Nothing really to explain about the card. I just layered some pretty papers together, stamped and colored in the image and added the embellishments :)
Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!

Birthday Favor Bag Contents - Day#5

So I am finally down to the last item that I put in the favor bags order (I hope all these posts weren't boring and stretched all this time :)). I had to hold this project till the end as I had used some soon to be released PPRS stamps on these and I didn't want to spoil the fun of the PPRS Release Party which will happen in the span of 3 days(11-13 May) later. Since I have the project posted as a sneak peak on the PPRS blog today, I thought I will share it here too.

I made 3 birthday reminder books to be put into the girl's(aged 9, 12, 15) favor bag. Do you remember the first one I made?

I improvised on the previous book that I had made this time(but I forgot to take pictures of the insides...silly me :( ). All the girls had a specific color preference and of course I had to make them pretty and girly but also keep up with the "Ball" theme of the party. Quick Solution - add a ball themed charm :)

Charms and me?? NOPE. Tejal to the rescue :D
She was pretty bus…

Recycled Flowers + Giveaway Winner!

Hello people! Sorry for the delay in announcing the giveaway winner but these days my energy levels are completely sapped and all I wanna do is lie down. Hopefully I'll feel better soon :)

So on to the giveaway winner.  Thank you for all your kind comments and support and encouragement. I am so lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of people.

I picked the winner randomly from all the comments using and the giveaway goes to

Kalindi (Crafting Aberrigines)

Congratulations! Please e-mail me at with your postal address and I will get the stuff out to you as soon as possible.


Today I have a little recycled project to share with you. Do you remember how I recycled the egg trays sometime back. I had some left overs from that project which I put to use here.

I used a cute little empty olive oil bottle and turned it into a vase holding these flowers made of egg cartons. …