Monday, February 25, 2013

Lady Anne's Friday Sentimental Challenge

Hey Everyone!
I wanted to share a card I made for Lady Anne's Sentimental Challenge.  I'm proud to say that I'm now a member of their fabulous DESIGN TEAM!  I'm so excited to be working with Bernie and all of the ladies there!

This month's challenge is sponsored by Stamp 'n' Doodle!
Stop on over and play with us!

Here is my card...
I used a cute image from Stamp 'n' Doodle called "A Teen and Her Music" 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges...
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers & Pearls (2/11)
Created with Love - Bright and Cheery (3/4)
Melonheadz - Creation for a Child or w/Child (3/4)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Use a Hat (3/4)
Corrosive Challenges - Rainbow Bright (3/3/)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Use Ribbon or Twine (3/3)
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes (3/3)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 15, 2013

"Girl with Heart" - FREEBIE!

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here is a lovely "Girl with Heart" FREEBIE for you! 

Feel free to link up if you use it....I'd love to see what you've done with it :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Shaker Card & Freebies at ICR!

Hey Everyone!

Brrr it's cold outside!  We were hit pretty hard by Nemo.   Took lots of courage in the morning to shovel our cars out lol!   I have to admit though, I love being snowed in!  We had nowhere to go, so my husband and I lounged around all day long...and I crafted of course!

Sooooo I have some freebies for you!  How lovely are these?!  Join us at the 
ICR to download the freebie PDF!

Here is a card that I made with the freebies.  
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

ICR Anniversary Challenge #1

Hi Everyone!

ICR anniversary celebrations are in full swing!  Stop by and join in on our Anniversary Challenge #1.

CHALLENGE #1 - Create a card, scrapbook layout or altered/3D Project using the following freebies.  Anniversary Freebies are posted under the Freebies Tab at the ICR. You can use any or all of those freebies on your creation.  
Challenge ends on February 24th!  

Here is my card...

I made a card using one of the freebies, and also used a tag freebie, which will be out soon!  Super cute couple huh?!  Hope that's a good enough tease to get you to come join us now at the ICR!    Not a member yet?  Sign up today!  We have more challenges and freebies  in store for you!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage (3/2)
ATCs with Attitude - (2/22)
2 Sisters Challenge - Hearts (2/16)*

All Sorts - Valentines (2/15)*
Bugaboo Challenges - Affairs of the Heart (2/16)*
Di's Digi Designs - Valentine's and/or Love (2/15)*
One Stop Craft Challenge - Love is in the Air (2/16)*
Pumpkin Spice - Valentine (2/16)*
Speedy Fox and Friends - Love (2/16)*
Totally Gorjuss - Love (2/16)*
Crafty Creations Challenges - Love and/or Hearts *
Inspired By - #61 (2/14) *
4 Crafty Chicks - Pink and Red (2/14) *
Card Makin' Mamas - Love (2/14) *
Just Add Ink - Just Add Hearts (2/14) *
Cute Card Thursday - Love Struck (2/14) *
Perfect Sentiments - The Color of Love (2/14) *
Broken Box Stock - Be My Valentine (2/14) *
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes (2/14) *
Delicious Doodles - No Designer Patterned Paper (2/14) *
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart (2/14) *
Scrappy Frogs - Use Red and/or Pink *
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon (2/14) *
Raise the Bar - A "Couple" of Things (2/15) *
Crafts 4 Eternity - Be My Valentine (2/14) *
A Gem of a Challenge - Hearts/Valentines (2/15) *
Inky Impressions - Love (2/13) *
Meljen's Designs - K.I.S.S (2/14) *

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tea Time Digi!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here is a lovely "Tea Time" Digi for you!  The rose sitting inside the teapot looks gorgeous!

Feel free to link up if you use it....I'd love to see what you've done with it :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2013


{All of us know who a survivor is!  I bet many of us are familiar with the likely named GAME SHOW on TV…. I have come across many such games online too….. So here is the GAME OF SURVIVOR for you, ICRians!}

Think you have the game of Survivor all CALCULATED & RESOLVED? Think again!
Can you outsmart, out-stamp, out-embellish and outlast your opponents to survive?  If so, get ready to play Survivor India, ICR ishtyle!

Game Start Date:
Friday February 15, 2013

ENTRY Close:
Thursday February 14, 2013 at exactly 11:59pm Indian Standard Time. No late entries will be accepted so please be sure to have your submission sent on time.

Object of the game:
To have your card avoid eliminations and be the last one remaining in the gallery.

Make yourself a card {ONE, OLD OR NEW}, as your official game entry. You can make your card very plain and simple with the hope that, what you put on your card flies under the radar and avoids elimination; OR you can choose to make your card absolutely wild and crazy and over the top with hopes that the crazy items on your card don’t get you eliminated! OR ANYTHING IN BETWEEN!  

When your card is complete,  send it to and title it ICRvivor2013

Once the contest has begun, we will release an 'Elimination Statement' each and every morning. If your card contains the item listed in the elimination statement for that day, it is removed from the game and from the collection.  An elimination statement might look something like this: 'If your card contains a red brad, you are eliminated from play.' So, all entries containing a red brad(s) will be eliminated from the game.

Elimination statements will be released each day by BHAVANA KESARKAR, until we have just one card remaining in the gallery. The final card is our ICR Survivor and is the winner of the contest ‘ICRvivor 2013’ and the prize!

The Rules:

  • Only ONE entry per player, please.
  • Please be sure that your entry/photo is as clear as possible (ie. no tiny little photos, no blurry photos).
  • When sending your entry, be sure to provide an accurate list of all items/colors/techniques/stamp manufacturers used on your card.  If you fail to do this, your entry will be removed.
  • There must be a minimum of 12 entries in the ‘ICRvivor 2013 Collection’, on the day that the game commences. After all, it is “THE MORE, THE MERRIER."  If there are fewer than 12 cards, the game will be postponed until a later date, or until we have the minimum number of entries.

The Prize: We are pleased to let you know that LAWN FAWN STAMPS is sponsoring a cool set of stamps!

PROCEDURE {To keep things fair} :
  • only standard greeting cards will be accepted into play. No ATCs, or altered items are permitted.
  • 2013, ICR introduces a token system... Every participating crafter would receive ONE TOKEN each, and the crafter with the most number of tokens for the month of Feb, would be in for a sumptuous treat!
  • Since I would have access to all the entries, our DT BHAVANA KESARKAR, would release the ‘Elimination Statements’ in a dedicated Discussion for the GAME…. And once the statement is released, I would look into the I-CR-vivor collection & post the cards that are OUT OF THE RACE! So do check back IN to see if you & your CARD is a SURVIVOR in the race for ICRvivor 2013!

Game would be played only for its ‘fun quotient’ & is in no way related to ICR Challenges & its Judging ProcessIt would continue in Seasons, Year after Year!  Since this concept is new to all crafters who have not played this game yet with us, I bet there would be queries bouncing off!  DO NOT hesitate or shy away from asking..... Just shoot your queries to clarify the info.... We do not want anyone missing out on this as it is gonna be ONE BIG FUN of 2013 too.....


Friday, February 1, 2013


Happy February Everyone!

Heart, flowers, chocolates, and lots of pink and red!  I LOVE FEBRUARY!  I've always been a fan of Valentine's Day, but I'm super excited to be able to share my first Valentine's Day, MARRIED...yay! 

We have a new challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!  
 This has to be a favorite of mine!

Here is the Challenge for the month of February

When I think of "up in the air," I instantly think of Airmail!  My husband and I had to spend a few V-Days apart.  We'd send each other gifts/cards though the mail!  
This challenge/project was just so fitting :)