Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sparkle Challenge

 I used the Stampendous elegant borders stamp set to create a white heat embossed panel.  
I then watercoloured the panel.

I added the Sparkle die cut from Papertrey Ink along with the sentiment from the corresponding stamp set to finish the card.
I also added some 'Sparkle' with Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening!

Winter wonderland

Hey there! 
Of all the christmas cards I made this year, this one is my absolute favourite!

To make this card, I cut a square panel using the Simon Says Stamp stitched squares die and dry embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder.
I then placed the building die cut (from Paper Smooches) on the panel, added a spellbinders shapeabilities leaf, added the sentiment (from Hero Arts) and the card was done!
I adhered some yellow paper behind the windows of the building to bring some warmth to the image. 
To me it represents a winter wonderland!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great night!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Indian Craft Room Recepie challenge!

Hey there!
There  is still time to play the Indian Craft room recipie challenge and win some awesome prizes from the Craftshop!

To play you have to look at the recipie given below and create a Christmas or new year card or project.

Here is my second dose of inspiration for all you crafters out there!

To make this card, I used patterned paper from the Doodlebug Design Inc. 6"x6" paper pack. I cut an embossed the white wreath using a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder. The tag was cut using an MFT die and heat embossed with snowflakes from an Inkadinkado stamp set. The stocking was cut from patterned paper and paper pieced with white card stock.  I added some gold ribbon and sequins to finish off the card.
The sentiment was stamped in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder ( a trick I learned from Jennifer Mcguire).

I hope you feel inspired to create!
You can find a lot more inspiration from our DT here on the Indian Craft room page.

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a good night!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Indian Craft Room monthly Coasterride recipie challenge!

 Hey there everyone!
I am here with the monthly coasterride challenge on the Indian Craft Room!
This month we have a recepie challenge! To play along, you need to use the recepie given to create a Christmas or New Year card or project.
Upload your pictures of your project at the Indian Craft room and tag your photos with ICRCPREWIN02

The challenge ends at midnight on December 28th. 

We have our awesome sponsors "The Craft Shop" giving away a voucher for Rs.500 as the PRIZE!!!
So join in and have some fun!!

Now, about my project...

I used the recepie to make a Christmas tag. I stamped the background using a Penny Black stamp with memento 'London fog' ink.
I then coloured in some of the flowers and leaves using faber-castell colour pencils. I then used a blending pen to blend the colours. 
I added some sequins, tied a gold ribbon and added gold embossed sentiment on a black strip as my topping!
Quick, easy and fun!

I hope to have inspired you..
Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Celebrating Gold!

This was a difficult challenge for me...but I finally got it!
I am playing the Paper Smooches 'GOLD' challenge today. 
I decided to use the sentiment from the 'scripted sayings' stamp set to create a background and the cocktail 'wise dies' glasses ( cut from shimmery white card stock) as the focal point. 
the god heart is dry embossed using  a Cuttlebug folder and I heat embossed two gold stars from the same stamp set onto the vellum. I finished off with some gold and white sequins.

I just love the way it has turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Monochrome with a splash of colour

 Hey there!
I am playing the retrosketches RS#189 challenge with this card.
I decided to play with a monochromatic colour theme with a pop of colour...I was so happy to find this paper pack...I had forgotten I had it! It is the 'Mono Paper Pack' from Paper mania.

I decided to over lay the papers with vellum(..just 'cause I liked the printed paper so much) and stitched the vellum paper on with white embroidery floss.
The flowers  and leaves are made using punches and the sentiment is a peel-off sticker from Anita's.

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

New roses from Winnie and Walter

Hey there!
I recently received my prize from Winnie and Walter and couldn't wait to play with it!! I just adore these roses die from Winnie and Walter and it seemed really perfect for this sketch.
The sentiment is from Paper smooches 'scripted sayings' stamp set and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I just love the muted vintage feel!

I am also playing  The Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Thanks" challenge with this card.

For the second card, I created a Memento ink and watercolour background, added a piece of heat embossed (background stamp from Hero Arts) and added a couple of dry embossed butterfly die cuts with foam tape to add dimension. 
I finished the card with a heat embossed sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Second inspiration for the ICR flavour board of the month!

There is still time to join in the fun and play the November 

To help you along, here is my second inspiration card for this challenge.The challenge ends at midnight on 28th November. We have some awesome prizes lined up for you from 'The Craft shop'.
don't forget to tag your entries with ICRCPREWIN01

Now about my card...

To make this card, I used stamps from from the 'Stamped stitches' Stamp set from Hot of the Press and the Christmas Sentiment from Hero Arts.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour the background so the black and white panel could pop.
The flowers are made using Punch bunch punches and the leaves are from Spellbinders Shapeabilities.

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hey there!

With ICR getting back to working, we have for you LINK PARTIES aka BLOG HOPS conducted every month…

This month we have a Watercolour Blog Hop for you! 

Here are the details...


WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop starts 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 & to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES & surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: The Color Conceptions Sponsored Prize which is a Rs.500 Gift Voucher to their Online Store AND an ICR sponsor prize

And if we have over 50 hoppers every designer would induce a personal CANDY TREAT your way!

You should have arrived here from Sharada's Blog

If not, make sure you begin the HOP from the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM! 

Now, about my card...

The back ground stamp is from Hero arts, the tulips from PaperTrey ink and the sentiment from Verses Rubber stamps.
I first stamped the background using Memento inks. I then stamped the tulips on a peice of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink. then I coloured the flowers using Camel Watercolour cakes. After it dried, I fussy cut the image wrapped some cord around it and popped it up on the card using double sided foam tape. 
I finished the card by stamping the sentiment. 
The dimensions of the card are 4"x8".
Looking forward to seeing all your creations...hope you have been inspired! Please follow the blog hop...there is a lot of inspiration waiting for you!


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!!!

And we hope you are all excited as we are!!

There is still time to play our FLAVOUR BOARD CHALLENGE which will continue to run till November 30th .It is being sponsored by Color Conceptions again… So do not miss out an opportunity to shop for your favorites from their store…

Looking forward to seeing all your creations...hope you have been inspired! Please follow the blog hop...the next person in the hop is the talented Pratyusha! There is a lot of inspiration waiting for you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A monthly challenge from Indian Craft Room!

Hey everyone!
Indian Craft Room is having  a monthly challenge with this Flavour Board which has been created by the very taltented Pratyusha!

The challenge is to create a project using the image above as inspiration!
As DT for Indian Craft Room, here is my take on the flavour board. 

The butterfly dies are from spellbinders Shapeabilities and the background was made using a Tim Holtz stencil and memento inks. the sentiment is from the Paper Smooches 'Scripty Sayings' stamp set.

Do stop by Indian Craft Room to see the other projects made by all the fabulous designers which will inspire you to participate!

Please upload your projects on the site gallery with the tag ICRCPREWIN01 before midnight on 28th November 2015.

This month we have a  gift voucher of  Rs.500/-from "The Craft Shop" for the best project!

So what are you waiting for!!
Head on over to the Indian Craft Room and get the creative juices flowing!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

When I saw this card sketch on retro sketches, I knew I had a chance to use the Darcies stamp set that I had bought last year, but not yet used! I used glossy accents and white enamel accents to make the monster's eye pop! The sentiment is a free digi...unfortunately I didn't save the source so I don't remember where it is from. I will share the the file at the end of the post for those who may want to use it.

I used papers from Craft Adda's Crafttangles Old Paper by Tamara 6"x6" paper pack. I distressed the edges with  Tim Holtz distress ink and added some self adhesive gemstones to finish the card. 

Here's wishing you have a monstrously fun weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Black lace and Red roses!

Black lace and red roses...an awesome combination! 
I just LOVE these new papers from the 'Old Paper' paper pack by Tamara.
This paper pack is available at Craft Adda..the awesome craft store that fulfills all your art and craft needs!

I used the sketch from the Paper Players to make this card. I cut the circle using Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles die, heat embossed the sentiment from Winnie and Walter and added the bold birthday sentiment (a free digital file which I will share below) with some 3 D tape, to finish the card.
I used extra large mulberry paper roses to add the pop of colour.


Gives you a lovely old world, vintage feel doesnt it?
Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Purple roses

Happy Dassera every one!
On this auspicious day I am celebrating the colour PURPLE!
I decided to use my new prize from Winnie and Walter...'the big,the bold and extras' stamp set.
It is an awesome stamp set!
This is a small card...what I like to call a notelet..perfect to send with flowers or gifts.

I will be back with some christmas cards soon...just as soon as the diwali rush is over.
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Baby bow tie

Good morning!
Today is the 8th day of navratri and the colour of the day is SKY BLUE. 
To celebrate this colour, I die cut this cute bow tie from Craft Tangles 'Wild about blue' paper pack (from Craft Adda). The die is from 'Little B'
I popped it up with foam tape onto a panel cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched squares and added a sentiment from Simon Says stamp. 
Delicate sequins in blue and white finished my card. 
I am playing the Less is More 'Masculine' challenge with this card.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Celebrating PINK- 9 days of Navratri

Hey there!
Yesterday was the 7th day of Navratri...the day of the colour PINK.
I decided to play the Friday Mashup 'So Sweet' challenge...so I pulled out my Hero Arts doughnut stamp, Hero Arts white embossing powder and my Cotman water colours and went to work!
The sentiment die and stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and I though it lends itself well to this image.


Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Celebrating White

Good morning everyone! Day 7 of Navratri...we are celebrating WHITE today!

The sentiment die is from Penny Black and the butterflies from Spellbinders Shapeabilities.
the card sketch is from Cas(E) this Sketch challenge #145.

I am enjoying this colour series...hope you are too.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ICR Auto2 Sketch and Diwali card challenge...Celebrating orange

Hey there!
Welcome to the Indian Craft Room... a place where you can join in and have fun with loads of crafters!
I am posting today as Indian Craft Room DT  for the ICR Auto 2 challenge..."Sketch +Diwali".
This is also a card celebrating the colour Orange...in my navratri series!

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Lunar Lights' stamp set for this card and added a sentiment from Hero Arts' Holiday Sayings' stamp set. the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
This was a tough one, but I enjoyed it!

Hope you will join in and Play... last date to link up is midnight of October 31st. 
You can find all the details and rules here.

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are "Die Cuts and More"  and they have these fantastic acrylic blocks to give away.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great evening!