Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Valentine cards in non traditional colors

Hello peeps,

                  I am back with another set of cards.They all are valentine cards in non traditional colors!

I got the idea for this silhouette card from a wedding invitation. I traced out the faces from the invitation on black card stock and cut it. I glued them on a gate fold card .Then added some golden heart stickers and drew some hearts using gold gel pen.The sentiment is from Stampin up Petite Pairs.

Silhouette card

The next card is a tri-shutter card.I used  birds using stampin up punch, and fiskars lattice corner lever punch to create the front of the card.then added some punched flowers and honeybee , butterfly stickers. PP from DCWV.sentiment hand written.I left the centre portion blank for affixing photo.
Trishutter card

The third card is a double side step card with decoupage image from Papermania Forever Friends.Fiskars corner lever lattice for the corners and antique gold half pearl!Easy, simple and neat card!

Double side step card
Do share ur views abt the cards.Sending all three to

CraftyJC#14 - Valentine card with non -traditional colors

Pile it On- Fun fold cards
Craftycreations- Fancy Folds

Today's tip
             Today's tip is similar to yesterday's but with a slight difference. This also requires 5 scallop circles.  Just fold the scallop circle in half and tuck a half of it under the previous one.Another easy dimensional flower!! Just try it out!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Blooming gorgeousness and masculine card

Hi ppl,

         Today I have two cards to share with you. The first card goes for For the Love of Crafting-Blooming gorgeousness and ICRC15-Love. I handcut the flower shape and used PaperMania PP, itsy bitsy, Prima flowers and a handmade ribbon rose!Sentiment from Echo Park Country Drive!Flowers are always beautiful!! are nt they?

The next card is for Beyond Grey -masculine card in pink, yellow and green.This  challange was even more tempting!! No one would have thought in those lines!! And I did want to make a card , not only for the challenge but also to test it myself! It sure was fun!
The stamp is from Kaisercraft-Little Man. This stamp was in my stash for a long time, waiting to be used in a male card and this was super fun way to use it!.

Today's Tutorial

                    Today it is a tip to make simple flower using 5 scallop circles. Just fold the scallop circle in half twice.It becomes quarter the size of the original scallop circle. Now arrange 4 such folded circle on a full scallop circle. You get a dimensional beautiful flower!!!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012



                 ICR turns a YEAR OLDER tomorrow…..!!!

       Could nt believe ourselves!!Is nt? It was from no where, that Ash started this network!With not many ppl, no sponsors , but lots of enthu and dream , this would be a bigggg network of paper crafters!! Her dreams did come true!! Yes we are a huge network now !! and still growing... long way to go!! Kudos to all the ppl and efforts behind ICR!!It would be our most favorite forum forever!!

         We are having considerably a BIG BLOG HOP termed as “Re-Creational” Blog Hop! And this is to celebrate all our GUEST DESIGNERS at Indian Craft Room for the year 2011….YAY!

        We are RE-CREATING the MAGIC that paved our way to being the Guest Designers for the respective challenges on ICR for the year 2011….

        You should have arrived here from Ujjwal's blog.If not make sure you begin the re-creational hop from the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!

        My this card made it to top3 in ICRC9 - Celebrations + no rubber/digi stamp except for sentiment. I made 6 entries for this challenge!, as this was my style of card making for a long time.!! :)

      Today here again, I am presenting a card with no rubber/digi stamps- no stamps at all actually! :))This a Double Swing flip flop card, with a space inside for photo.You can see how to make this card here.Flowers from itsy bitsy!Papers from PaperMania and DCWV.Birds and sentiment image from Papermania again!Hope you like my card!!Linking it up with

CraftyJC#14 Valentine card with non -traditional colors
Pile it On-Special fold cards
Craftycreations- Fancy Folds
Crafts and Me- Shades of spring
Cropstop- is it blooming


  • Make sure you hop around to each designer from the START {ICR} & leave your thoughts in the comments section, on every SPACE.
  • Like the Indian Craft Room PAGE on Face Book!
       There are prizes awarded to blog hoppers who fulfill the above criterion.There will be 2 winners each for the 2 prizes sponsored….We are generously sponsored by Khyati’s Store &Sudha’s Store , respectively!

          The blog hop will be OPEN through Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 11:59 pm IST.Winners will be announced on ICR on Thursday as well as all the “RE-CREATIONAL” MAGIC blogs.So be sure you leave, love & like!

        We are having a GRAND CELEBRATIONS PARTY at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM, all day tomorrow…… with lots of games & prizes sponsored by few well known sponsors like Scraps N More [PIALI] & Itsy Bitsy !

      Come over to the party for a Once in a While chance to win, to get to know your fellow crafters & your TEAM & for all the surprises your way!

      All the games & events will be listed at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM! Catch up with you on ICR tomorrow…. : D

Next is Jaya's blog.Visit her blog by clicking the below image!.

Have lots of Fun!! Enjoy as we celebrate the birthday of ICR!!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Holi stamp - card designs + Varnas stamps for sale!!


            How r u dng?! I am back soon with another set of cards, designed for the Holi Dhamaka stamp set!!Here is the original stamp set!I have tried to use the images, in the possible ways I could imagine.. But this set co ordinates well! and I had no difficulty at all in putting them together!.

I used colorbox pigment inks in all the cards and it gives perfect stamping every time I use with these stamps! Whenever I think of colors rainbow comes in my mind!and Holi being the festival of colors, I used VIBGYOR colors in all cards!!
Used markers to make small dots around the splashes.
Masking for stamping on sides and reverse masking for the centre

Masking for the centre

Double color splashes

Did u like the cards? Please leave some feedback in the comments.I really appreciate that!

Now on to the good news!! You could buy all the Varna's stamps from my store !!Since there were many requests and Holi is close, Varshitha decided to release these Holi stamps and Lovely birds soon. Details found in Varnas tab in this blog.

  • It is available for sale from today!!! Whats more? 
  •  As an introductory offer, I give u 10% off on all stamps till March 15. Is nt the good news enough? There is more!! 
  • For those of u who order first , I would be sending these Holi cards for the first 5!! so hurry!! This opportunity is too good to miss!!
Mail your orders to priyacrafty@gmail.com. Waiting to hear from you!!

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Hello to ALL!

Marking the First ANNIVERSARY celebrations on ICR, we have put together a very
interesting blog hop for you…..

Below are the details to it….


WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop starts on February 25 @ 9 am, IST at ICR…
However you have until February 29, 11:59 pm, IST, to leave your love through
comments on all the participating blogs!

WHY: To be introduced to all participating blogs & to be inspired by their OUT OF
THIS WORLD creations….. Along with a chance to WIN a sur-prize, your way!

PRIZE: ICR is giving away a prize catered to them by their sponsor, of this EVENT!


Our LIVE CHAT EVENTS go live on February 26th; Though Open throughout THE
SUNDAY, the MAIN EVENT would commence at 7 pm, IST…


We would LOVE FOR YOU ALL to show your excitement about the upcoming EVENTS
by adding both the blinkies to your BLOG SIDEBAR!



And we hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cage swing card tutorial

Hello there!!,
                 I think I am infected with Varnas fever!! he...he..I am making more and more cards with these stamps and you will get to see so many more in future!.This is another deisgn I made for the last Mojo Monday. But missed the deadline.. :( So here it is for u to see!!

I am loving these backgrounds!! This time, it is the small birds I stamped in scallop circle.Inks are Stampin Up. I made flowers using heart punch outs..:)
Todays Tutorial

   Today we will see how to make the swing card I made in the last post.Stamp 2 cages in blank card stocks and cut the shape.
Glue down or tape down a small thread on one of the cut outs and place the other on it.Glue them together.
Trace the cut out cage shape on the front of the card and draw a line just 1or 2mm more than the traced cage shaped

Cut out the cage shape and stamp the background

Now place the cages in the cut out place and tape the 2 ends of the thread on the inside of the card.cover it with laces or PP strips.

Your swing card is ready!!! Here is how it looks when swinging,

Please give ur valuable comments

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Varna Debut Release-Sneak Peak Cards!!


       You must have known by this time, there is gng to be an Indian Stamp company, which gng to release out some awesome stamps.. Our lonng wait for the best Indian made stamps end here:)) All the stamps are going to be released on Feb 29 th and there are sneak peaks everyday in Varshitha's blog. So, do visit her blog daily to make sure u do not miss the sneak peaks!!

        Today on sneak peak is the Lovely Birds stamp set, which really is so lovely set!!.

I did happen to get her first design for review and This is what I have to say
  •  I am amazed at the quality of stamps!!It definitely is better than most stamps in US.
  • It tried stamping with Memento,colorbox,Distress ink,versamagic chalk,Inkitup dye and pigment,stampin up on all types of cardstock and it was perfect.Inks did not bead.
  • A few small issues I had here and there, she rectified it in the current release.
  • Overall I would say it is great to have an Indian branded,Indianized,pocket friendly stamp sets!
Here are some of the cards I stamped using this cutie sweety stamp set.

Birds with the bg stamp
This is a swing card. The cage rotated to reveal a similar cage in the back.Will post a tutorial for it shortly.

Birds with embossing bg
the front of the card is cut in the shape of the cage.
I could nt stop making cards with these adorable birds!! Some more for u to see!!

Another single color card!!

The background stamp in the set was awesome!! It was soo perfect with thin lines and no ink beading at all!!thats wonderful!! I am so happy for all of us :)

Head over to Varnas blog for more sneak peaks everyday and give out ur suggestions .. She is open to all improvisations and your feed back is valuable, coz, it is ultimately us,who r gng to get benifitted from those ideas!!

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An award from my Guru!!

hi ppl,

Had been busy with some valentine projects and US order. So was missing for a while.How did u celebrate ur valentine's day? My hubby was in office till midnight.. :( sigh.

I am extremely happy to have received an award from my Tanjore painting guru.. Mrs Usha SriKumar. I suddenly received a comment in my post from her!! That was a surprise. I did not know she was reading my blog regularly.

Now she is an extremeeeely talentled lady with expertise in various things.She was featured in so many television shows and had written so many articles in books.Finally she has come into the blogland for the good of us!! :)) It is a 2 and half months old blog - but she has written more posts than I did in the last 1 year!! and it is a must read blog for craft,art,cookery,tips,finance u name it ..she does it!!awesome!!

Thank you so much Mam!! This means a lot to me!Now , as a rule of the award, I need to pass it on to 5 blogs I admire and the number of followers less than 200.

I pass this on to
Priya Sondhi
Shobana Ravi

Congrats to all ! Now it is ur turn to link the image back to the giver share it with the receiver!

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