Saturday, February 25, 2012


ICR turns a YEAR OLDER tomorrow…..

A room full of creative Indian crafters... A platform where we all meet, greet and share our love for crafting... I owe alot to ICR as I started my journey of crafting from here... with a lot of support and motivation from the  lovely members, I started this blog and since then there is no looking back... Thank you so much ICR!!! and Happy Birthday!!!!

Isn't it calls for a big 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 our very talented and my dear friend Priyadarshini Deshpande's blog.
If not make sure you begin the re-creational hop from the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!

I was on cloud 9 when I was selected as GD for my card I made for ICRC5 where the theme was to interpret the word RAIN + deck up the inside or an envelope.

And I made this card with my very basic craft supplies.

You can find more details about the card here

Based on the same theme, I made a Bitsy bluebell card...  The clouds are hand drawn and colored with Faber Castel water color pencils. The tiny hearts are leftovers that Jovita sent me along with decorative circles die-cuts which I used in my telescopic cards.. And the big hearts are stickers.

  •  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!

 Lovely craft goodies from Khyati!
Eyelet setter from Sudha!

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. Now hop on to the blog of next GD blog and my dearest craft buddy Hussena Calcuttawala!

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!


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

ONLY RULE: 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!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Another telescopic card and some news

Hi All!

Sharing another telescopic card keeping in mind the current Pie-lane challenge.. i.e. Swirls + buttons + flowers.. you can check the details here.. I couldn't participated in 1st challenge but had to participate this time. Here it is:

 and this is how it opens up:
 And the full view:

I liked this second Telescopic card more than 1st one because of its stunning color combination. I wanted to make a card for Valentine, so I have chosen the color Red..

And the sentiments say.. "Dream Together" ..

Supplies Used:
Die cuts: Decorative hearts circles from Jovita's store
pattern Papers: Echo Park Dots n strips, Echo park Be Mine (courtesy ImaginationsOnline)
Brads, Sentiments and button: Itsy Bitsy
Swirls: Pielane from Jovita's store
Flowers: big one is Bitty blossoms and small ones is a RAK from Hussena
lace: from my stash

I hope you people liked it. Apart from Pie Lane, I want to play in following challenges too:
1.  Simon says stamps - "love is in the air"
2. The inspired by - Photo inspiration

3. Littleclairesdesigns - Romance
4. Crafter's Companion - Anything goes

And for the news part.. yesterday I put up a stall in one of the colleges here in b'lore... I got to know about their college fest last week only so was not much prepared... Response was good but I didn't made any profit as I paid the stall rent too... but overall it was a nice experience and I had a great fun! I will share the pics of the stall soon...

Thanks for looking,

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

An inspiration for CraftyJC Challenge #14

Hello people!

Today its my turn to provide an inspiration for the current challenge at CraftyJC as this desktop calendar of mine was choosen as one of the top 3 creations of Challenge # 13 :D. The theme is Valentine + no red. This time I tried a new type of card. Its called telescopic card.  Here it is:

You can find the tutorial here. It's a 3 layered card which is perfect to say those 3 golden words "I love you" :) I have used 3 different sized decorative hearts circle diecuts.  I just love the way it opens up. To make each circle slide, I have used some brads.

Here is the full view.

Papers are from Echo park (courtesy, Some Itsy bitsy alphabets and 3D stickers. Swirls and rhinestones are from PieLane. I have tied a little ribbon at the top for hanging. 
I hope you liked it. 

I am entering it into following challenges:
1. Indian Craft room - Feel the love
2. Pretty Paper Shop - Something with word "You"
3. Simon says stamps - Love is in the air
4.  Divas by design - Love
5. The pink elephant - Pink

Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

1st Birthday card for a boy

Hi All,

How have you been? I hope everyone is doing great. I was away from blogland but not from crafting.. :D
I spent this Sunday making 1st birthday card on request... Here it is..

I scratched my head alot and came up with this animal themed card.... Its a stepper card.. Pattern papers are a mix of MME and  EP. Have a closure look now..

I found these animal stickers at a local shop here in Bangalore. Aren't these cute?? I loved the set. I made the grass by cutting one side of a green paper strip with my criss cross scissors and then fringed the strip. To give jungle look, I made the tree by drawing tree and its branches on different pattern papers..
I decorated the envelope too.. As usual :)

I really liked the way it turned out... How about you?

Entering into following challenges:
1. Simon says stamps - Animals Antics
2. Hooked on craft- Something Bright
3. Divas by design - Anything goes
4. Dream Valley - Animals
5. Die cutting divas - Anything goes
6. Craft spot by kimberly - Anything goes
7. Lily pads -  Pattern Papers
8. Scrapbooksisters - Numbers
9. My mums craft shop - Fab and funky
10. Do you stackup - anything goes