Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A little giveaway as a note of thanks!

I just wanted to take a moment to THANK each one of you for following me here. I love having you around! I also wanted to welcome all the new followers :)

I have had more than 1 lakh hits on this blog, more than 250 followers and I about 350 posts and I am celebrating these little milestones with you.

I have a little giveaway and all the details are up on my Facebook Page. The contest will close this Friday on 2 Nov 2012.

Hop on to my FB page to enter!

Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for sticking around here and for all your love and support!



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Birthday Album for a Friend on order!

Here is a pretty little 5X7 album that I did on order sometime back. If you follow me of Facebook, you must have already seen the cover of this album :)

Its a birthday gift for a friend from the client. A 6-page album with lots of pockets and tags to add pictures and journaling.









I used papers mostly from Crate Paper's Farmhouse collection, some bits and pieces from Studio Calico, Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket. And then some gorgeous paper flowers from Prima and American Crafts.

I loved how it turned out and so did the client :) Hope you like it too!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Let's Get trendy Workshop - A Tag!!

This post has been sitting in my drafts for like forever. I have been so busy off late that I never got around to posting it. I know I have been saying this in almost every other post of mine, but I seriously as busy and tired :) That doesn't mean that I haven't been crafting, oh yes I have been and that too lots. It just means that I haven't had the chance to do all the other work like taking pictures, editing them, drafting posts and publishing them here. But I am planning to do all of that this week. :)

**This workshop happened almost a month back :)

I love it whenever the Three Cool Chicks (Yvonne, Amy, Julie) organize the Let's get trendy now! workshops. There are some cool tips and tricks, take on the current trends, some beautiful projects and of course prizes to be won and to top it all off, these workshops are free :)

I played along the Day 2 - Household supplies trend and created this tag.



My household supply is the potato packaging that I used to create my own flower embellishment. I did a little background stamping using distress inks, added the flower and a vintage button that my mum got for me. This was so quick, simple and gorgeous and I even won this challenge at the Let's get trendy now!2.

Linking this for the current Crafters Corner Challenge#1 - Celebrate with flowers.


Hope you liked it! Thanks for visiting today!

P.S. I am off to draft more posts and schedule them for you all to see :)




Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Dear Tejal !!

Hi,

Welcome to Tejal's blog hop..Our butterfly girl is a special lady and what better way to celebrate a birthday with other than a blog hop....So hop along... You have 16 stops to make before heading to Tejal's blog to wish her.. And a blog hop also means prizes and surprises... So one random lucky commenter would get a Echo Park mini theme collection.... So what are you guys waiting for.. Hop along and join in the fun to wish Tejal a very happy birthday..

Here is a list of the participating people so in case you get lost along the way you know where to go....

1) Shalini Maskara=> http://www.craftcurry.com/
2) Saumya Mohanty=>http://scrapyouridea.blogspot.in/
3)Apeksha=> http://craftpenter.blogspot.in/
4)Seema=> http://seemaenand.blogspot.in/
5)Meghana=>http://kraftangle.blogspot.in/
6)Ujjwal=>http://ujjwal-handmadewithlove.blogspot.com/  {That's Me!!}
7)Smita=>http://kreativityandme.blogspot.com/
8)Jovita=>http://creativita-jovi.blogspot.in/
9)Rachana=>http://rachanascraftycorner.blogspot.in/
10)Shruti=>http://shruti.anup.org/
11)Dr.Sonia=>http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.in/
12)Spardha=>http://papercraft-addict.blogspot.com/
13) megha=>http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/
14) Piyu=>http://www.notjustquilling.blogspot.in/
15)Erum=>http://vibgyorkrafts.blogspot.in/
16)Khushboo=>http://crafterkhush.blogspot.com
17)Tejal=>http://tejalcreates.blogspot.in


Here is a card I made for my dear friend Tejal! For a change, a NO stamping card :)



Just a fun, bright cheery card! I hope she likes it :)

Tejal, here's wishing you a fantabulous birthday and a spectacular year ahead! 

Now it's your turn to hop along and make Tejal's Birthday a special one.

The last date for leaving comments  and be in the chance of winning the blog hop prize is 30th Oct 2012, 23: 59 hours.

Hop on!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Guest Designing at Lulupu!!

Today I am guest designing at Lulupu and playing along the grid challenge for this month. Its super fun I tell ya !

A little peak of what's waiting for you at the Lulupu blog :)



Come see me at Lulupu blog today!

Friday, October 12, 2012

NICE having you AROUND!

And this title is so very true for all of you wonderful people who take time out to read my blog and decide to follow my work. I love ya all :)

I had to take some time out from the oh-so-busy schedule to play along some of my favorite challenges. Ever since I saw the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge, I had wanted to participate. And because it normally takes me around 3 hours to get a card make(my secret is out :D), I was a little apprehensive about taking up this challenge. After all I can't even think of a card in 10 minutes let alone make it :D


But then I had this idea in mind using washi tapes that I had seen lot of people already do and I wanted to try. I {heart} washi tapes. They just make everything look great :)

So I gathered my supplies and held my breath and went to work and voila it was so easy I made the card in just 6 minutes flat.


I pulled out 3 different washi tapes to match the colors from the challenge and went crazy. The sentiment is from a Pebbles stamp set.


And since I had 4 minutes left and I was having so much fun, I went ahead and made two more to complete a set of 3 for the PPS October Challenge of making a set of 3 :)




These are like super fun and super quick! And now I am looking forward to next 10 Minute Craft Dash :)

Hope you like these! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

What's for lunch today!


A fresh fruit and veggie salad!!





What went in? Finely chopped cherry tomatoes, cucumber, iceberg lettuce, green apple, red apple, pomegranate seeds (feel free to add more fruits like kiwi, grapes, etc. The more the better :D). Add some lemon and honey and top it up with roasted walnuts and you have a fabulous salad :)

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Good Stuff!


This blog has been quite for so long, something very unlike me :)

But other than being sleep deprived (all thanks to a 3 month old :) ), I have been busy with a lot of things lately -  custom orders, DT commitments, preparing projects to submit for publications (ahem !), home improvement ideas and a secret something that I have been working on...and all this leaves me very tired at the end of the day :)

Today I have a fun card to share with you.



I love making cards that are not rectangle and square and this scallop circle die cut was such a fun shape to use as the base. All papers used are Bella BLVD and I just love that cutie owl :)

I am playing along with Let's Get Trendy Now -2 this is entered for the Day four- Diecuts /punches challenge      


Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Found & Bought!!


So when I wasn't crafting, guess what I was doing?? Like any other good girl, I was shopping :D

And here is all the new stuff added to my crafty treasure!



     Some pretty washi tape bought from Rachana




MS Score Board bought from Mansi



Corner Chomper bought from Itsy Bitsy


Beautiful fabric Scraps that I found at my mom's place


Pretty lace and colorful buttons I found in my home town



Fabric scissors & pinking shears bought from my home town


Pearls & beads bought from my home town


  Jewellery findings bought from Artystree Ems

 Flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutter 


Phew!! Thats a lot of shopping to do in 3 months :D
But it was lot of fun!