Monday, December 31, 2012

My First 10 minute card

This is my first less than 10 minutes card, made it in 9 mins. I  don't think it turned out so well but I did enjoy making it a lot. Have used Christmas themed chipboard and sentiments.



Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Wishing everyone a very happy last weekend of 2012! What are plans for New Year's eve? I'll be spending mine at work............well it's not so bad....
This is what I came up with last night, I am new to making CAS cards and feel there is a lot of room for improvement, still like how this one turned out. It is based on this week's sketch at Retro Sketches,
I've taken a mirror image of the sketch. The flower and stem dies are from PTI, so is the sentiment on the inside.

Linking up to: Retro Sketches #43, Charisma Cardz Challenges Challenge #51 - Anything GoesSimon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes ! :-), Tuesday Morning Sketches #178
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Favorite colors

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

Black and White are my favorite colors, I like them on their on own and also as a combination...this is a big A5 size card....

I have used this card from CASE Study for inspiration,
 I just loved the idea of 2 bows with 2 ribbons, ofcourse mine aren't so elegant, I had to chop them a bit to show the sentiment below. The gorgeous metal butterfly is from a RAK from Mallika.....here's a picture of the beautiful stuff she sent and yes she sent them in that gorgeous vintage box.....thanks so much girlie!

Linking up to:CASE Study Challenge #121, Allsorts Week 186/7 - It's as plain as black and white, Hiding in my craft room - HIMCR #77 - Anything but...Christmas
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Thank You

Thank you so much everyone for all the love and good wishes.........it feels great to be back to blogging...
This is the first time I tried some serious distressing and I absolutely love the result......I used water color paper to make the tag on the card, lots of distressing, some masking, stamping and heat embossing......I managed to burn some of the left edge of the tag while heat embossing so had to hide behind the butterfly :P The butterflies are stamped and colored with copics, the spots on the bigger butterfly have been colored with a versamaker and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, here's a closer look.
I even made a matching envelope, here's a picture of the inside of the card along with the envelope.
Linking up to: The Play Date Cafe PDCC162
 Tuesday Morning Sketches #177, Sentimental Sundays Challenge #134: Focus on the Sentiment
and yeah I could'nt have had a better weekend, I made 3 cards and I made it to the top four at both Play Date Cafe and CAS_ual Fridays with this card.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Published

I'm over the moon today, one of my cards got published in the January 2013 issue of the Papercrafts Inspiration Magazine!
Here's a picture of the card that was published, its on page 88.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Heartbroken

FYI: I am disabling anonymous comments from my blog as my blog is being spammed by random anonymous comments.

 Some of you might be aware that I took up a new job recently, to reward myself on getting the job I went ahead and placed an extravagant order from Simon Stays Stamp, I have never placed such a big international order ever, this was on 11th November 2012 and guess what I am still waiting for the parcel to arrive :( ......I have checked with the foreign post office customs office in Bangalore and also at the local post office without any luck.....now I can assume the parcel is lost.....I am heartbroken :((....I lost a lot of money + I really really wanted those craft goodies (can we ever have enough craft supplies?)
I also ordered some dies from blitsy.com and My Favorite Things and luckily both the parcels arrived safely....the paper bow is die-cut from this dainty bows MFT Die-namics die......absolutely love it....
This card is inspired from this sketch from retro sketches
and from this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays - CFC82
and from The Play Date Cafe PDCC161
also linking up to delightful challenge blog I discovered recently, Sunshine Creations Challenge #4 Season's Greetings....do check it out, it is run by a very talented girl who is only 11!
and to Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog Simon Says.... What's Your Favourite??
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Card and Tag

I made a card after a very long time, it seems I have completely lost my card making mojo, it took me many many hours to come up with this.......I decided to go the CAS way as I love the clean lines and neatness of CAS cards and also because I thought making one would comparatively consume less time comparatively .....I couldn't have been further from the truth......
I've used chipboard Christmas themed die-cuts on the card and the tag...have added some Pie-Lane bling. The PP is from echo park, I have covered it with tattered angels glimmer mist in a really messy manner.
Here is the tag, I just loved making it.....love the reindeer chipboard embellishment
Linking up to:
Retro Sketches Challenge #41, I used their sketch for inspiration



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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kriti's First Birthday

 I have been MIA for so long now that I feel like I'm back to my initial blogging days...I need to restart blogging regularly and visiting/commenting on blogs......I have resolved to make and post atleast 2 cards a week, I am also taking a break from crafting on order, even though I enjoy the love and appreciation (+ it pays for new supplies) it leaves me with no time to try new things...
Ok now for some crafty stuff, we celebrated Kriti's first birthday (yes she is one already!) last Sunday, I had big plans to make ball themed invites, favors, decorations (Balls are Kriti's favorite toys).....but couldn't do even one of them due to lack to time and planning, I know I'm a bad Mum :( .......I did somehow manage to make some handstamped invites for the neighbors and personalized tags for the return gifts. I was not entirely happy with how they turned out but they had to do.....will surely do better next year. The stamp and die set is from PTI, it's called "Little Princess", I've stamped it with Fired Brick distress ink.....added some green rick rack to create a grounded castle. The label die is from Itsy Bitsy, was a bit apprehensive before buying because I hadn't heard of the brand, but it a great die (it even embosses) at the price.
I printed out the personalized messages for the tags and added some washi tape and flowers for the girls (stars for the boys).
The pictures are not great, they do look a tad better IRL.
Here's a picture of the her birthday cake and decoration, you can spot the CD "Kriti" banner from here.
Here is really bad picture of Kriti n me, sadly this is all I have.
Thanks for still visiting my blog, even though I don't say so often I really appreciate it.
Hugs,
Juhi

Linking up to:
Itsy Bitsy Two's Company Challenge
Crafter's Corner Challenge #3 - make a set


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tag Game....tagged by Indira Tanwar


I hope everyone had a great Diwali, mine was spent in socializing and nursing a bad cold.
 This tagging game has been doing the rounds since the last few days, I had a good time reading everyone's answers, its always good to know a bit about my blogaland friends. I have been tagged by Indira and am supposed to answer few questions. Answers needn't be straight forward... so here goes...

1. Where is your cellphone?.............right in front of me, I never loose site of it.
2. Your hair?........................................... Need a wash and styling badly!!
3. Your Mother?...................................... is my source of inspiration
4. Your Father?........................................ immensely patient  
5. Your favourite food?............................. Italian and whatever my Mom makes.
6. Your dream last night?........................... I almost always forget my dreams as soon as I wake up :(
7. Your favourite drink?............................. lemon iced tea
8. Your dream/goal?.............................. is to do well in whatever I choose to do, be it crafting or my IT job.
9. What room are you in?........................... guest room at home
10. Your hobby?.......................................... Paper crafting what else!
11. Your fear?............................................. losing my parents
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?........... doing some quality craft work and doing well at work too!
13. Where were you last night?...................... At home.
14. Something that you aren't?........................ photogenic
15. Muffins?.................................................. Love them
16. Wish list item?.........................................craft supplies, shoes, handbags, clothes...the list is endless!
17. Where did you grow up?......................... Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
18. Last thing you did?.................................. payed my cellphone bill
19. What are you wearing?............................ shirt and jeggings 
20. Your TV?................................................ in my bedroom n rarely on.........I would rather craft than watch TV
21. Your pets?............................................... i have none
22. Friends?............................................... can't do without them
23. Your life?.............................................is a roller coaster ride
24. Your mood?.............................................. is ok, not good not bad
25. Missing someone?.....................................my parents
26. Vehicle?.................................................... bicycle/two wheeler/car/city bus
27. Something you're not wearing?................... make-up
28. Your favorite store?................................... all craft stores
29. Your favorite color?................................ black
30. When was the last time you laughed?.......in the morning, it's hard not to with Kriti around
31. Last time you cried?................................... A few days back
32. Your best friend?........................................ is at work
33. One place that I go to over and over?........my craft corner
34. Facebook?..................................................great way to kill time while waiting for someone or in a queue
35. Favourite place to eat?..............................Roadtrip, Indiranagar, Bangalore/ Infinitea, Cunningham Road, Bangalore/A Spoonful of Sugar, Indiranagar, Bangalore/my mom's kitchen, Jabalpur  
Alas all these places are oh so far away from my new house :(
Archana and Dr Sonia Now it's your chance girls, tag your friends and let them know to answer the questions!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Long overdue

Hello everyone, I'm not sure if anyone still follows my blog since I have been MIA for so long, a lot has happened over the last one month. I quit my job, will be joining a new job in November end. We also shifted to our new house, right after we shifted Kriti got sick and when she recovered a little my Mother-in-law was taken ill, she is still recovering.......I was also busy trying to set up the new place and to top it all I have no baby sitter till now :(........so all this means I have had absolutely no time to craft, blog or visit anyone's blogs!
I did manage to make one quick card though....the sentiment stamp is from PTI absolutely love it!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 1, 2012

These used to be...discarded CDs

A quick share of a banner I made using discarded CDs for the Lulupu blog, find the full post here.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Turquoise and Brown

Just a quick blogpost before we move. We will be moving to our new place by Sunday, I spent the whole of today in packing my craft supplies, I am totally over whelmed with the amount of craft supplies I have collected over the last four years. I began the day with carefully categorizing and packing my supplies but quickly realized it would take me atleast a week's time to finish if I continued like that. I eventually landed up dumping everything in cartons, I have no idea about what is where which means unpacking will be a nightmare. I am also not sure when internet is going to be up there.
Anyway now to the card........I  made this card for my Mother-in-Law's birthday. The chair is a rub-on which I got as a free gift with a purchase from Piali.


Friday, September 14, 2012

A Happy Card

Here is a quick, happy and trendy card I made, I say trendy because  it has neon colors and a chevron background both of which are hot trends at the moment.
Linking up to: Simon Says Challenge Blog:We're so trendy
Retrosketches sketch #28

The ItsyBitsy BIG 'B' Challenge (I have gone with bow and bling as the 2 Bs)

Thanks for visiting!
Juhi

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

For the Love of crafting Challenge #10

This months challenge at the "For the Love of Crafting" challenge blog is a color grid which goes something like this

The DT has come up with some amazing cards, excluding mine, I cringed when I saw my card compared with what the rest of the DT has come up with. Actually the card is not so bad IRL...as you can see I have chosen the purple, green and silver column. Love the shimmer of the PieLane glitter chevron strips.....
I guess I have completely lost my card making mojo.....DH is not in town n Kriti is not well which keeps me on my toes all the time, I am hardly getting any sleep.........anyway I know I am not alone, every parent goes through this....
Linking up to - Crafty Blogger's Network Challenge #3 September
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Monday, September 10, 2012

This used to be a....

There is a fun challenge going on at the Lulupu blog this month.....in the words of DT member Nikita it goes something like this
"Select any article/object of your choice, add your magic to it  and transform it into something completely different. The only consideration is that the end result should be NOTHING like what it was before.So its important you post a BEFORE and a AFTER picture for the DT to judge. We are looking for some real transformation and not just the routine craft recycle stuff!! Your basic article can be any size or shape..just about anything that catches your fancy. "
I transformed this glass jar into something more interesting...check out my post at the Lulupu blog for more details. 
Go ahead and visit the Lulupu blog to see what interesting projects the rest of the DT has come up with and participate in the challenge.
Juhi

Friday, September 7, 2012

3mik.com

I recently came across an interesting site called 3mik.com, it is a platform to share and discover all things Indian. It could be anything, from places to eat to art/home decor products, gadgets anything you can (or cannot) think of. You can collect and group things that interest you or browse what others have shared. All entries come with a link to the website and location, which comes in handy if you are looking for something specific in your city (only major Indian cities covered here though).
It is more like an Indian version of Pinterest with an added feature of sharing and browsing current trends especially in the fashion/home decor space specific to your city + it is not banned in my office while Pinterest is :P
I found sharing sites on the portal to be extremely easy and its super fun and addictive to browse what others have shared. I found some really interesting stuff on 3mik.com like this gorgeous paper flower vase
and this bright and happy mat
or this cute Owl stuffed toy.
I also found some of my favorite crafter's blogs also featured on it.
Images via 3mik and copyrighted to the brand owners.