Monday, December 21, 2015

ICRCPREWIN: Recipe Challenge - 2nd Round of DT Inspiration

Hey Everyone!

Here is my 2nd card for the the current RECIPE challenge at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM

So, I wanted to talk a bit about LIGHTING for my projects!  Oh my!  I was having a difficult time with lighting up my cards for a picture, as I mostly craft at night now.  After visiting craft blogs galore and seeing the different setups for picture taking, I decided I should invest in a soft box and tabletop lights. The set up does take up a bit of table space, but it's worth it!  

I opt to have natural lighting along with this, but for night time picture taking, this set up is perfect. The lights came in time for me to take my pic, so here it is.  Not so shabby ;)  Will keep playing around with the set up!

Here is my card for the 2nd round of DT inspiration...

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~
Stamps: Sentiment "Stampin' Up), Holiday Bird (Craft Smart)
Inks: White Pigment Ink (Color Box), Black Ink, (Memento), Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Card Stock: Various
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers, Ki Adhesive Runner
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Corner Punch (Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper), Circle Stencil (Heidi Swapp), Velcro (Velcro), Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger), Colored Pencils (Fantasia)
Embellishments: Sequins (Nicole), Craft Clothespin (Warlmart), Dazzling Details (Stampin' Up)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

ICRCPREWIN02: Recipe Challenege

Hey Everyone!

Hope you'll join us for our current challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM! Hope you'll stop by and join us!  

Here is our challenge...
ICRCPREWIN02: Recipe Challenge

This was a a fun challenge, and I'm sharing both of my inspirations for this month today, but will post separately. 

Here is my first card....

I used the Joy Fold Technique (aka gatefold technique).  I think "Joy Fold" sounds so much more fitting - tis the season!  I decorated the inside with a dark green ribbon which looks black in the picture, and reminds me of Santa's outfit.  Not what I was trying for, but I think it works :)  
The DP and Christmas embellishment I've been hanging onto for a few years, so was happy to finally use them.  

Thanks for stopping by!
~Supplies Used~
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Card Stock: Various
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers'
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut)

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to DAY 7 of the ICR BLOG HOP!  
You should have arrived here from Bhavana's Blog 
If unsure, you can begin the HOP from the 

Here are all the details you'll need….


WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop started on November 15th @ 6:00 pm, IST at ICR….. However you have until November  28, 11:59 pm, IST, to accomplish YOUR HOP by following all the rules to the Blog Hop which can be found HERE

WHY:  To be inspired by a new & a FIRST TIME theme for your project blog post submissions, and to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES and surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: The ColorConceptions Sponsored Prize which is a Rs.500 Gift Voucher to their Online Store.

...and if we have over 50 hoppers every designer would induce a personal CANDY TREAT your way!  Here is a sneak peak!

Here is my card...
Thanksgiving is on November 26th and my family has a big shindig every year.  With the family growing in size, we look forward to getting together to celebrate family traditions. 

We have a grande dinner on Thanksgiving!  My aunt cooks the best turkeys....yes 2!  One of those turkeys is usually a masala turkey (drooling). Have been thinking about thanksgiving dinner for weeks now...can hardly wait for it!

I'll be bringing her a hostess gift and this card to go with it!

I had too much fun with these watercolors, and am looking forward to making some more.  I used the watercolor embossing resist technique.  The bronze leaves were embossed first, and then I watercolored.  I embossed the "thanks" sentiment as well and used 3-d dots to pop it up, as well as the leaves embellishments. 


1) Starting from ICRFORUM BLOG POST , hop on to all the participating blogs as they unveil their projects on their blog space, each day & leave some love to all including ICR BLOG POST

2) Once you have hopped & commented on all the blogs including the last reveal you would go back to the ICRFORUM BLOG POST {where you started which is here} & leave a second comment saying so….

3) And if you have participated with active crafting {created a project based on any of the water coloring methods opted by the designers on their projects } & have posted your project on your blog space, then kindly link up your name in the inlinkz on ICRFORUM BLOG POST, with a link to your blog post of the project….

4) Spread a word to this blog hop all over social media that you access… so that.... IF The Water Color Blog Hop has over 50 hoppers then the designers would be instigated to offer a personal blog candy on our respective blogs… WIN WIN WIN!!!


6) Socialize with us on social media to catch up with extras on “Fun & Frolic”

ICRCPREWIN01 would continue to run till November 30th as it has turned monthly & is being sponsored by Color Conceptions again… So do not miss on an opportunity to shop your favorites from their store…

We hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 
The next blog you'll be hoping over to is DT Ash's blog!  HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges - Challenge #4 - Add a Sentiment

Sunday, November 1, 2015

ICRCPREWIN01: Flavour Board Challenge!

Hey Everyone!

A new month means a new challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!  Hands down to our DTs who have created some beautiful projects this month....stop by and join us!  

Here is our challenge...
ICRCPREWIN01: Flavour Board Challenge

Of all the board/inspiration challenges I've done, this was one of my favorites.   
Our DT Pratyusa came up with this gorgeous flavour board!  I'm currently working on a 2nd inspiration project for this challenge!  I wanted to give credit to the artist who uploaded this lovely digi onto Pinterest, but no luck.  It's perfectly fitting for the challenge!

Here is my inspiration card...

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~

Stamps: Sentiment "Darlingly Delightful (SP & Company) and Hot Air Balloon Digi Stamp (various)Card Stock: Beautiful Life (Echo Park Paper), Various (Stampin' Up)
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers'

Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Circle Punch (Stampin' Up), Copic Markers,  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Cute Clouds Dies (Paper Smooches), and Scissors (Cricut)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu - Balloons, Banners, or Bows

Happy Halloweekend!


This is my 1st of two posts today...lots going on this Halloweekend.

We celebrated my nephew's birthday yesterday with a Halloween Bash.  It was also my baby girl's first Halloween, so her dad and I fought over her halloween candy!  Just kidding!  We could hardly wait to get her into her first halloween costume and take her trick-or-treating, which means TOO MANY PICS!   We dress up ever year even if it's in a small way,  so this was something we were looking forward to!  I love Halloweekends!  

The "Hallows Eve" digi is from Cuddlebug Cuties that I've been saving to use.  I colored the image in with copics, which I haven't used in quite some time.  A lot of my craft stuff is still in boxes, so had to use good ole' sandpaper to distress the punched out sentiment.  

Here's my card!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Supplies Used~

Stamps:  "Hallows Eve" Digi Stamp (Cuddlebug Cuties)
Card Stock: "Ghostly Greetings" (K&Company - EK Success), "Midnight Magic" (Recollections), and Various (Stampin' Up)
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Circle Punch (Stampin' Up), Cute Clouds Dies (Paper Smooches), and Scissors (Cricut)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts - Halloween (11/5)
AAA Cards- Halloween All Styles (11/7)
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine  - Anything Goes (11/15)
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog  - Quircky Halloween and Autumn Colors (11/7)
A Gem of a Challenge - Too Cute to Spook (11/7)
Digi Designs - Include a Pumpkin
Kitty Bee Designs - Halloween (11/5)

Monday, October 19, 2015

ICRCAUT02: Stripy Sketch + DIWALI Creations

Hey Everyone!

The INDIAN CRAFT ROOM is has a new Coaster Rides challenge!  All about Diwali!  
Let me till you bit more about Diwali...

Diwali is also known as the "festival of lights!"  It's an Indian festival marking the triumph of GOOD over EVIL.  During the days leading to Diwali, families celebrate by taking part in traditional activities in their homes and neighborhoods.  Some of these activities include festive fireworks, sharing of sweets, creating rangoli designs, and lighting up oil lamps called diyas aka LIGHTS.....LOTS AND LOTS OF LIGHTS!

Here is our challenge...
ICRCAUT02: Stripy Sketch + DIWALI Creations

Celebrations are usually started off with a Ganesh Puja.  So, instead of diyas, I decided to use a pic of Ganesh,  who is the God of good beginnings and remover of obstacles.   Normally my pics are taken indoors using natural light, but had to wait for the sun to come up (behind the trees).  It wasn't coming up fast enough, so decided to take the pic outside, which did help!

Here is my inspiration card...

Thanks for stopping by!
~Supplies Used~
Card Stock: Handmade Lofty Nest Specialty Papers (K&Company - EK Success), Various (Stampin' Up)
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers'
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut) and Punch (Stampin' Up), Corner Punch (Fiskars), and Scissors (Cricut)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiment - Pink Challenge (10/26)
Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday  - Tic Tac Toe Challenge (10/21)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

ICRCAUT01: Triangle + More Than THREE

Happy Sunday Everyone!  

It feels good to be back to my craft table and on my blog after a long break.   I loved every minute of it, but was itching to get back to crafting, and anxious about all that I was missing. Well, I'm back and ready to get back to my craft!

INDIAN CRAFT ROOM is back as well!  I've missed working with Ash, and all the wonderful DTs and crafters at ICR.  I'm excited to share that I'm once again a proud DT member, and we're back with a great challenge...

The challenges have been renamed "CoasteRides" or "Coaster Rides" as we want to challenge all crafters to venture into all types of paper crafts...

Here is our first challenge...
ICRCAUT01: Triangle + More Than THREE

I took the theme of "Coaster Rides" literally, and went with a roller coaster digi!  I think the sentiments are fitting to both myself and the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM !  It's been a long time, but we are back!

The roller coaster digi is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. It was the perfect digi with tons of triangles.   I had lots of fun with all the 


Here is my inspiration card...

~Supplies Used~
Card Stock:  Here and Now 6x6 (Echo Park Paper) and Various (Stampin' Up)
Digi Stamps:  "Roller Coaster" (MMDesigs) and Sentiment (Plucky's Second Thought)
Adhesives:  Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut) and Scissors (Cricut)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Daring Card Makers - October Elemental Inspiration (10/9)
Star Stampz - Add a Sentiment (10/15)

Friday, February 27, 2015

National Strawberry Day - Free Digi Stamp

Happy National Strawberry Day!

One of my favorite fruits, so I wanted to share this digi I have.

If you get creative with it, do share a link, as I'd love to see your work!

Check HERE to see a card I made using this digi, and for other free digis as well!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Birthday Wishes" Card

Hey Everyone,

I am back :)  It's been a while!  I probably won't be back in full force, as I'm taking time to get into my crafting routine.  I am also re-doing my craft area, so want to get situated before I begin making a mess with my craft area again.  I wanted to share a card I made and will be entering into a few challenges as well.  

No designer paper here.  I used a stamp set from Stampin' Up to make the designs on my background paper and top layer as well.  

Here is my card...

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Knockouts - #76 Floral Delight
AAA Cards - Game 33 "Orange U R CAS"
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment 
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps:  #139 Let it Sparkle
Come and Get it Challenges - Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by!