Saturday, February 25, 2012


ICR turns a YEAR OLDER tomorrow…..  
Yes..It's our Indian Craft Room's first birthday tomorrow and this calls for a grand celebration.
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 Anita Kejriwal's blog.If not make sure you begin the re-creational hop from the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!
My "You are special" card made it to top 3 in ICRC3 and I was selected as the Guest DT. The theme of ICRC3 was - Photo insipration + Handmade emblishment. The inspiration photo was "Dhin chak" with lots of blight colours.  Here's it -

And here's my Re-take on it -

The colors are inspired from the lady's and the gentleman's dress in the inspirational photo. The roses are handmade and I have used black magic technique.

Submitting this to-
pie lane challenge 3 - wedding
For the love of crafting challenge 4- Blooming gorgeousness

·         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!

Khyati's store

Sudha's store

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
So hop on to next blog and meet Priya Sondhi -

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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! {GDs are not eligible; however they would for sure, receive a surprise for participating}


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!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

One more sunset scene

Hi Friends!!
I made one more sunset card. I just can't keep off the distress inks :D.
My below card is inspired from this card. Do checkout other cards on this blog. They are gorgeous and you will love them especially if you like scenery cards.

Supplies: CS- 300gsm Fabriano brustro for image, 220 gsm fabriano -black and white ; Distress inks: Mustard seed, Spiced marmalade, barn door, shabby shutters, peeled paint; Stamps: Hero arts - Earth flowers, Flonz stamps - grass; stamping ink: Memento tuxedo black
These distress inks blend like magic on Fabriano brustro water colour papers. Thanks Priya for this tip!
And thank you all for the encouraging comments on my previous posts. It really helps me improve.


Sunset Scene

Hello friends!!
Posting a sunset scene card that I had made over the weekend while playing with my distress inks and silhouette stamps.
Supplies - CS - Fabriano - Brustro; Distress inks - Mustard seed, spiced marmalade, barn door, fired brick;
 Stamps: Hero arts - Earth flowers, Ink- Memento Dew Drop Tuxedo Black, Uniball white gel pen
I masked the sides and the sun first, then did the distressing, followed by stamping.
Here's a close up -

Submitting this to following challenges-
Southern Girls - So distressed
Simon says stamp and show - Anything goes


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My craft haul

Warning : Long post and loads of pictures :)
Hi Friends!!
Today I am sharing the pictures of my craft supplies that I got  recently from US. I got this stuff shipped to a friend's place there and my husband got it back here. I got some real cool discounts as it was Christmas time :)
The first pic is of my craft punches -

I got these from Joann's.  Joann's had 40% off on craft supplies + I had a 15% off coupon. So even though the $ rate was high, I felt a little less guilty :D.
Next is distress inks. I got 12 of them. 6 from Joann and 6 from Ohmycrafts. Ohmycrafts had a flat shipping of 1.95$ and pack of 3 distress inks for just 10$.

Since long time, I wished for an eyelet setter. So finally got one from Joann. I also got the sew easy stitch piercers from Ohmycrafts and the "DCWV Fresh floral Stack", again from Joann. This is a must have for all pattern paper lovers. It's a 12x12 paper pack containing 180 papers with 60 lovely designs in pastel shades (3 of each design ). And it cost me less than 9$..(including 15% discount and tax. Joann charges you some tax which you can find out on checkout only).i.e 2.7 Rs. only for a 12x12 paper :)..
However don't expect the papers to be thick as CS at this price. So you will have to layer them on cardstock. But they are surely a true value for money.
So next time you plan to buy something from Joann, surely checkout the DCWV paper stacks.
I also got some Spellbinder dies, Cuttlebug "B" plates and embossing folder and the Niji Pearlscent colours. Tejal has posted a wonderful review regarding it. Do check it out.
Next comes the paper trey ink stuff.
The "Thank you" stamp in the above pic is complimentary :). I also got the "doily details B punch out tool" by mistake thinking it to be a die. So if anyone needs it, let me know. I will sell it at the price I got. Else will keep it until I get the doily details dies :D.

I got some stamps too.
They are mostly floral silhouettes. Currently I am obsessed with distress ink and silhouette stamps.
And now a picture of the entire shopping :) -
You can also see a Tonic 8-1/2'' guillotine cutter. Inspite of having a 12'' Fiskars rotary trimmer, I bought this because -
  • My rotary trimmer required frequent maintainence as the track worns out  pretty soon.
  • Followed Tejal's review on paper trimmers. Thanks girl!! You have helped me n number of times..and I am indebted to you :)
  • It was pretty cheap. I got it for 11$.
Now that I have got so many new supplies, my mojo is super high. So you can expect a lot of new posts from me in the coming few weeks :)


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Guest DT @ Pie Lane

Hello! A quick post to show 2 cards that I made for the pie lane challenge 2. As my this card made it to top 3 in pie lane challenge 1, I was selected as a guest DT.
So here are they -
Supplies : CS - Fabriano, PP - Papner mania,DCWV stack 7, Punches - Jeff, Sentiment - TPC Sentiments, Dies- Sizzix Decorative flourishes,  Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle and peals and buttons from stash.

CS - Fariano (white,black), locally bought (Red), pp - DCWV stack 7, emblishments - butterflies,button from pielane, pixie dust from pielane, flower - Handmande, embossing folder - Cuttlebug swiss dots, Punch - MS Ribbon loop, Distress ink - Fired brick, Dies -  Sizzix Decorative flourishes, Pearls and ribbon from stash, Sentiment - TPC Sentiments
 I regretted not having the pie lane swrils. But planning to get them soon.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Store front card!!

Hey friends!
Wanted to share a new type of card - the storefront card or the awning card. I wanted to make a special card for a reallly special friend. Hence made this :)
Supplies: CS - Fabriano, Stamps - Hero arts Magical  background, TPC studio greetings, stickers - locally bought in Singapore, ek success abstract flower border punch, acetate sheet
Here's a closeup of the shelves :)
You will find some great tutorials for awning card on you tube. It's surely worth a try.
There's one more thing that I wanted to share. My hubby's back from his US trip with a bag full of craft supplies. I had got all the stuff ordered at a friend's place during Chritsmas so got some really cool deals. Will share a pic of my new supplies soon :).