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Valentines Round 2

I am a little late posting Round 2 inspiration for the February CoasteRide ICRCFEB17 at Indian Craft Room. It has just been a little busy around here. I was able to make a card in time for Round 2 atleast πŸ˜‰

So here is my card:


Can’t tell the dimension?


Yes the hearts are dimensional… punched out hearts are folded in half and layered on top of another in the middle. This is saw on a card somewhere..and thought this is perfect.


The heart punches are from Stampin’ Up! I am not sure if they still sell these punches. I also added some wink of stella clear glitter to them. The background is watercolored with some gansai tambi colors. I used a heart stencil and some gold gansai tambi paint to create the hearts. Ofcourse watercolor and stencils don’t give the perfect image…but using a simple red fine tip marker worked out perfect with the painted hearts.


The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful stamp set. It was part of a card kit. I like the writing of this sentiment.


So this is all for today. Do join in the fun and win some awesome prizes.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Calendar Round 2

I am back with a Customized DIYΒ  Calendar for Round 2 of the January Coasteride at Indian Craft Room.

The challenge is to make a customized calendar… basically a DIY calendar…could be for wall or desk.

Round 1 we had some awesome inspirations and now for Round 2, there are some wonderful inspirations. You can check them out HERE.

So here is my creation for Round 2:


Another desk calendar… simple and clean… some nice pattern paper from Stampin’ Up! (retired), paper doilies (from the same paper pack) and a wonderful matching calendar (fantastic coincidence.. more on it later.)


So the previous calendar that I made (check it out HEREHERE), was made of just cardstock. This one uses chipboard. The triangular base is made of 3 pieces of chipboard- 2 pcs of 6″ x 6″ and 1 piece of 2″ x 6″. The three pieces are connected using cardstock hinges that measure 2″ x 6″ and scored at 1″. I got the idea for this base from THIS video. It was easy to make and stand nice!


So now I had the pattern paper on and the base was ready. Started to google search, pinterest search for calendars. I can not remember how I reach this particular blog, but somehow remembered to copy the link πŸ˜€ So I found this calendar with doilies…except the orientation was different… and then I see recommended link to the calendar I used above. YAYY!! Perfect for my project! Do check out this blog Scrappystickyinkymess…she has some wonderful freebies. The calendar I used can be found HERE.


Finally I added these stickers from Pink Fresh (was part of a Simon Says Stamp Card Kit)…pretty inspiring phrases I think. Some bling.. and my project was ready.

Making customized calendars was fun… my first time trying these… but totally enjoyed…so many tutorials out there … so many different styles to try ALAS!! Not enough time!! Hopefully you can find time to try one and join in the fun.

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)


New Year Calendar

Happy New Year to everyone. The New Year has begun and with it starts a new month and a new challenge at Indian Craft Room. A very apt challenge too.

In lieu with the new year, our host created a fun coasteride. ICRCJan17 is all about creating aΒ  customized calendar. First time I heard about it, I was unsure what to do. Some more details and pics later… excitement to make one πŸ™‚

So here is my creation:


A desktop calendar with drawer to hold post it notes. This is not my original idea. I found the inspiration from You Tuber The Crafty Spark-Lea Denton. Pretty easy to make, this DIY calendar is perfect addition to an office desk.


The drawer is decent size and will hold a big sized post it note or 2 small ones and there is enough space to even put a pen. The papers on this project are from Stampin’ Up! It is from an old paper stack of theirs. But I love this stack due to the elegance they add to a project. So I had stocked up on them πŸ˜‰


I used some chipboard numbers and colored them orange, added some subtle glitter with Wink of Stella and glossy accent to give it a finished look. The quotes are from Pink Fresh’s Up in the clouds sticker sheet. They are rub on stickers, so I put them on black cardstock and finished them off with glossy accents as well.


The calendar–I had first thought I would make my own, but a baby does not allow for everything from scratch! So a little google search and I found the right size one for my project. I printed it on cream cardstock and used Mama Elephants Fine Trimmings die to create perforations on the calendar so I could easily tear out the month once it is done.

For first time making a calendar, I did pretty decent I think πŸ˜€ Hopefully I can create round 2 inspiration as well… until then, check out the other DT inspirations (linked above) and join the fun.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Fancy Fold Card

Today I have a card I made for the November CoasteRide at Indian Craft Room.

ICRCNOV16 is a fun challenge… Use RIBBONS AND PEARLS with a twist of FANCY FOLD CARD.


When the challenge was put out, I realized, I have never made a fancy fold card!!! I have made nearly 400 cards in past 6 years but never a fancy fold!! WOW!!! I started making box pop up card, but never completed it… so I was excited about this one. For round 1 I went with Z-Fold Card, box style.


The card base is a Z-fold card,but with some cuts, you can make it a box card. Actually, the box part can have some pop out elements if you like πŸ™‚


The patterned paper is a retired set from Stampin’ Up! I had loved this paper, so had bought few packs of it. I love the orange blue combo of this particular one, hence I use orange cardstock for the base fold. The blue flower is from a pack I found at Michaels and the orange is cut out using a Stampin’ Up! die (retired now). Tiny pearls on the flower and all over the card give it a classy look I think πŸ˜€


The “Happy Birthday” is a Simon Says Stamp die. Finally a cream ribbon gives the perfect finishing touch. Simple and elegant and yet fancy thanks to the fold.

So this is all from me for this card. Head over to ICR and check out the wonderful inspirations by the other DT members (link in the beginning of the post).

Until next time,

happy krafting

Cheers =)

October Moodboard

It has been a while I have posted something… Things surely get busy with a baby… and if not busy with him, then trying to organize the craft space. Had a light bulb moment few days ago…baby boy is growing up so fast… in no time he will be crawling, pulling things off shelf (aaaagh!!!) My OCD kicked in… right time to get working… to baby proof my craft space. Well, while that work is in progress, I managed to make a DT inspiration for the challenge at Indian Craft Room. This is round 2 of the challenge. I could not participate in Round 1. You can check out Round 1 inspirations HERE.

So this month’s challenge ICRCOCT16 is by our new DT member Akshma. She has come up with this festive moodboard. The Hindu festival of Diwali is right around the corner. So Akshma came up with this beautful moodboard that allows for many card design possibilities.

The gold, the diyas, the mandalas… all so festive… Now with the time crunch I had, I decided to pick the colors from the mandala on top right and the bokeh pattern. I would have loved to add a diya, but did not have enough time to print, color and cut!!


I started by creating the background. Simple distress ink blending. I used Barn door, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Lucky Clover. I love this color combo.


Creating this Bokeh was too easy with my Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh set. Although I have seen it being created by regular circle stamps too… inking and rolling the stamp on paper. But this stamp set cut the creation time in half and gave perfect bokeh’s πŸ™‚ I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink to create the subtle gold bokeh’s.


Technically a “Happy Diwali” sentiment would make it perfect for the occasion… nevertheless, this Shine Bright (in the Let’s Bokeh set) fit perfect with the background I thought. Sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold embossing powder.


The front panel is layered on black cardstock to give a tiny border and the card base is Neenah Solar White.

I am also linking this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenges:

This was fun to do, especially after a small break.

Check out the challenge and join in the fun.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting =)



Teal Birthday

Today’s card is for 2nd round of inspiration at Indian Craft Room. The challenge ICRCMON02 is about One color!

So here is my one color card for the same:


Teal all the way! I decided to create a card with this technique I used a lot before and had not used in a while – Dry Embossing and Wet Embossing combined. So I used this Damask Embossing folder by Stampin’ Up! (retired now), but before I put through the big shot, I rubbed the folder (the deep side) with versamark ink. This transfers the ink from the folder to cardstock. Sprinkle embossing powder and heat it.


How much of ink you rub on the folder is how much will transfer to the cardstock. I did a light rub, mainly around the edges of the deep side of the image…hence I got a transfer that is right around the raised surface… hence the darker looking edges. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sentiment Surprise.


I just love how the combo of both dry and wet embossing gives such a unique look to a card, especially when doing monochromatic cards.

This is all for now…do checkout the other DT inspirations (linked above)

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)


Purple Birthday

Today’s creation is for the Coasteride challenge at Indian Craft Room. The storyboard for ICRCMON02 is as follows:

Monochromatic sounds so simple…yet is so complicated when you start to think about what to create…atleast that’s what I feel.

For 1st Round of inspiration, I decided to go Purple.


So I used 3 shades of Purple… Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder-all by Stampin’ Up! I used the lightest (Wisteria Wonder) as card base, medium (Perfect Plum) as card front and darkest ( Elegant Eggplant) to make the flowers.


The flowers are cut using Stampin’ Up!’s Floral Fusion Die (retired). I cut out several flowers, layered some and used some on their own. Each flower is decorated with a purple rhinestone and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen. Then sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp’s Handwritten Floral Greetings which was part of their July 2016 Card Kit.


I did want to do something to the background, but decided not to and let the flowers shine. It might not be a color I would send for sympathy… but definitely a good design to bring some spirits up!

This is all for now. Do check other DT inspirations at ICRCMON02.

Until the next inspiration for this challenge,

Happy krafting,

Cheers =)


Shaker Challenge Round 2

So here is the second inspiration forΒ  Shaker challenge at Indian Craft Room.

The challenge is simple…make something with shaker element and 3 pattern papers. At the start of the month I shared 1st take on this challenge…find HERE. So here is take 2:


This time around I decided to make something besides card. So honestly I started out by making this as a tag!! It all worked out well… except… I forgot to make hole for ribbon/thread to pass through (sigh!!) Never the less… I had this ready….I could have easily adhered it to a card front… but instead decided a bag would be cute!


I used patterned papers that were part of one the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits (can’t rem what month/yr). The “Happy Birthday” is a die cut by Simon Says Stamp. The sequins are the ones graciously sent to us by Sudha Kalra from Crazy Crafter. In the 1st take I used flower shaped sequins. This time I used conical sequins. These have a subtle cone shape and just like the flower sequins are bright and colorful. Again the colors complemented well with the pattern papers I had, so they worked out perfect for this shaker panel.


Yes I used a ready paper bag and altered it πŸ˜€ I love doing that as I can create my own gift bags….and ofcourse I love shaker element…have always just used on cards.. love it on the bag….and definitely going to try a tag …this time not forgetting the hanging hole!!!

This was my inspiration… check out the other DT inspirations HERE

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Shaker Challenge

After a long break, I am back with a fun card for challenge at Indian Craft Room. This month’s CoasteRide ICRCMON01 is creating something with shaker element, the twist– use 3 patterned papers!!

I love making anything with shaker elements… I have done multiple shaker cards and even a shaker frame… so I absolutely love this challenge.

I have not been able to do much… cross that… any crafting with a new baby in the house… while little one came way early…and had to spend some time in NICU… my fighter came home much earlier than expected and has kept us busy… hence I have not been able to use my Simon Says Card Kit. Hence this challenge was perfect!!


So I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit.. The stamp set is pretty and so are the patterned papers. The papers and the sequins matched perfectly. So the kit worked out perfect.


Little bit about the sequins- these are graciously sponsored by Sudha Kalra at Crazy Crafter. They are not only bright and colorful…. I love the color shades of the sequins–pastel shades. Also the shapes… she sent us some flower shaped and some conical… very different looking!! Can’t wait to use the conical shaped sequins.


The bold sentiment in the middle adds to the look of the card… that is why I love this stamp set… the bold sentiment and the flower images are perfect by them self to create a background on card or make your own patterned paper.

So join in the shaker fun and get creating!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Mr. and Mrs. Layout

This month for ICR Story Scraps Challenge at Indian Craft Room, we have this simple, flowery layout made by yours truly. Well, let me correct myself… simple, flowery layout re-created by me, inspired by a page I saw on Pinterest. The original layout had 3 pictures, and plenty more flowers and leaves… Flowers and Me don’t really do well… so I had to cut some down….but it turned out decent…I think!!

Here is my inspiration for the layout:


My friend got married over a year ago… and I had been meaning to make a page to add to my friend’s album. Finally with this sketch, I got it done!


I used some felt and flower dies by Stampin’ Up! to create the big red flowers. The center is decorated with a big pearl and some tiny pearls. The yellow flowers are punched out using the 5-petal flower punch by Stampin’ Up! The small green flowers are something I found in the dollar bins at Michaels.


The yellow flowers are again from the dollar bin at Michaels and the leaves were punched out using a punch by Stampin’ Up! All the red-greens and yellows pop well on the red background. The background paper is actually embossed…. something I had bought long time ago from Micahels.


Finally for the title, I used my Sillhouette Cameo to cut out the title. This is the Monotype Cursive Font which is already installed in the software. I cut 3 of each letter and glued them together. Finally some Wink of Stella clear brush pen adds the perfect shimmer.

So this is my creation for today… remember the challenge runs May 5 to May 29. Join in the fun and create a book full of memories by the end of it.

This is all for now,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

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