Sunday, November 4, 2012

ICRC -23

Hi all

First of all Happy Diwali to everyone.

Yes Its time to announce the another challenge at ICR too. Diwali is coming and in this festive season we wish to celebrate Diwali in ICR too through our creations.

So this time our challenge is-

Make use of paper quilting method and Yes with a twist again..and the twist is..It has to be a Diwali project for this festive season.

Here is the challenge pad -

And here is my creation based on the challenge -
Hope you like it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I am Sooooo Happy Today....As I am now A designer for ICR.Yes I have been promoted from interim designer to DESIGNER.YIPPIEEE!!!!
And not only this..This times challenge is also decided by Me...So here it is...

This time ICR challenge is -


MONOCHROMATIC- according to definitions online, is a single color tone, playing all by itself... but sometimes takes support of just one neutral.... either white or black...... Since it poses shades of it.

But yes, with a twist again.....


Color should rule the creation, as It should be MONOCHROMATIC.

But at the same time,for just that little enhancement you need to bring out the best in your creativity...the alphabet can help you.You need to use at least 2 components on the creation with that letter YOU CHOOSE!

For Eg:

'B' is for blue,brads,buttons,blings,butterfly etc...
"P" is for pink,pins,peach,pearls,petals,punch craft etc
'R' is for red,rose,ribbons,raffia,etc.

Here is the challenge pad for you-

And here is my creation

Like in my Case I have used the Alphabet "P"
I have used PINK COLOR with WHITE for support,PEARLS,PUNCH CRAFT,POLLEN AND"PETIOLE"(stem) (Just for that lil enhancement)

I am entering this card to the following challenges :
Crafty Bloggers Network anything goes
House of Gilli use 2 fave things ..[flowers and diecutAmusing Challenges - anything goesChallenges 4 Everybody anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters anything goes
Simon Says Stamp anything goes

Hiding in my Craft Room anything goes
Totally Stampalicious  anything goes
Crafts and Mefave
Ink It Pink  anything goes
Crafts and Me - #104 Sentiment
My Mum's Craft shop - #77 Love
Paper Pretties -PPC226 Flowers
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  #96 Die Cuts/Punches

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Hi friends 

Its time for another fresh new challenge at ICR.This time's challenge is 

*Choose any one for your creation out of the two sketches shared*

So here goes the combo for you.... SKETCH A CARD/LO/ALBUM... But yes, with a twist again.....


Yes! Urge yourself to use/add/recycle/upcycle one or more of any kind of METAL (simple or complicated) on your creations!

Include any kind of metal (big or small, simple or complicated) on your creation.

You can include from simple brads and eyelets to clips and hardware.... Just anything.... Savvy!

And this time I had given an inspiration as an Interim Designer for ICR.This card was made in an hour,at a very short notice.Hope you guys like it.I have followed second sketch by Sudha.

I have upcycled the lock charm from my slippers.The flower is hand made by me.

I am entering this card to the following challenges :
Dream Valley Challenges - Something Old, Something New 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Floral/ Handmade Flowers
No Matter Which Challenges -  Die Cuts and/or Punches
Pile It On For a Princess 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar -Colour Brown's & Creams 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude -  Anything Goes
Forever Friends  anything goes
Hooked on Crafts  cards for men
Amusing Challenges  anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox  one for men
Dude Time Doodles  masculine
Penny's Paper-Crafty  layers on layer
Paper Shelter Challenge layers on layers
Challenges 4 Everybody anything goe
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Hi Pals!!!
Today I want to share the card and the box,I made for my mom's 60th Birthday.I got her a watch as a birthday gift, and altered its box...hope you like it.

 This is the Watch,I gifted to my mother.
 This is the Box  altered.

I am entering this to the following challenges 
Avadares Anything for August
Bloggers – Alter It
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude  – Week 2, Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Vintage (with distressing and lace)
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  Anything Goes 
Totally Papercrafts – Monochrome
Wags 'n Whiskers  - Week 1, Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing
Dutch Dare Card Challenge -  Anything BUT a Card(I altered a box)
Simply Create Too  anything goes
Try It On Tuesday anything goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge anything goes
Divas by Design flowers
The Perfect Sentiment anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey anything goes

Paper Play layer it up 
Fab 'n' Funky anything but a card

Ruby's Rainbow  anything but a card
Crafting When We Can  monochrome

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Hi Friends!!!
Me and my laziness has kept me away from blogging since last few months.I feel too lazy to write a post.So just upload the pics on Face Book. But as lots of my friends had been missing my posts.So here I am again.
So without much writing I will just leave you with my card which I have made on order.

I am entering this card to the following challenges :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude - anything Goes
Crafty Ann's -  Easel Card
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude – Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour -  Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz -  Monochrome
Cute Card Thursday -  Distressing
It's All About the Vintage - Anything Goes 
Paper Crafting Journey - Pearls & swirls
Samuel Taylor's Challenge - Use die cuts
365 Cards - day 150 I've been framed 
Happy Scrappers Birthday Celebrations
Dynamic duos  Colour duos*
Colour Me Creative Challenge - Anything goes with a girly twist
Classy Cards n Such - 2W, SIR – Week 1, Die Cuts
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Vintage 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chase Your Dreams

Hi Friends!!!
I know I have not been posting as regularly as I thought I would,But So much to do and so less time.Busy with the classes,orders and then my store,But I am not complaining.I am enjoying to the fullest.I lovve my craft work shops and enjoy giving classes.Then the orders are just the cherry on the cake.Any ways cutting short my blah...blah....blahhh.....Here is my card that  made on order from a mum to her daughter for her result.
For the background I have used the backgound border stamp by Stampendous  Checkered Border available in my craft store HERE.
 The ribbons are also from my craft store Here.The butterflies are stamped and colored.
I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
.passionatelyartistic. anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Link Up Party
onestitchatatimechallenge anything goes

Paper Creations Ink things with wings
Digital Tuesday fave colour(White)
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge -3 of a kind 
Fairy Fun Fridays -Spring
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps ChallengeSpring
Rainbow Lady's  - Butterflies
Samuel Taylor's Challenge - Butterflies
Divas by Design - #28 use a stamp
Freshly BrewedSpring
7 Kids College Fund - Shades of Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Stampin' Royalty - 3C -  #116 Spring Things
Whimsy Inspiration - #32 no patterned paper

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Altered Vacation Fund Box!!!

Hey Gals!!!
How have you been!!!Well life had kept me really busy in last few days,with lots of craft workshops,my craft store,plus a few social events.Anyways I am not complaining,though I am really ENJOYING to the fullest.
Today I want to share a box I made for my daughter a few months back, when she asked me for a Disney land trip as her Birthday Present.I made this box for her as I wanted her to learn the value of money.As seeing others she was getting habituated to demanding.So I made this for her And told her to start Saving all what she could.I even encouraged her by giving her a few rewards.And I could not believe the savings she did.That even gave me a lesson which I was trying to give to my daughter, but was not following it myself.Sometimes Kids also teach us alot.So enough of my BLAH BLAH BLAH....Here is the box
 The teddy is made using various punches,The flowers are daisy die cuts,The alphas are cut using my sizzix dies and glitter foam sheets(available in my craft store).The Striped label is hand cut,The butter fly is recycled from my daughters clips.

                                                              This was the box I altered.
I am entering this box to the following challenges:
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
.passionatelyartistic. anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Link Up Party
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations flowers
Creative Stamp Friends spring
Squigglefly homemade flowers
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop spring
Sparkles Forum Challenges spring
Let`s Ink It Up show us your flowers
Little Claire's spring
Crafty Ann's spring
One Stitch at a Time - Girly 

Little Darlings Challenge - Colors of Spring
Simply Create Too - Spring 

Paper Craft Star spring
Pixie Cottage spring 

Flutterby Wednesdays - A card for a child 
Stampin with the Dragon - Things with Wings 
Deep Ocean Challenge  butterflies 
All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge - anything goes   
Flutterby Wednesdays - 1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel  
Paper Shelter Challenge  - paper piecing 
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes 
Whimsy Inspiration - 3E, SIO - #31 anything goes 
Craft Room Challenge - 2W, 3E -  Bling & Glitter/Sparkle Week1 
Scrapbook Sisters - #76 anything goes 
unstampabelles challenges-challenge-9-easter-bonus-technique

Saturday, March 17, 2012


ICR is looking for the SECOND batch of ICR designers with 3 talented/motivated creators join …. ALL THEY WANT is Drama Free, Friendly, Creative person & someone who can be happy in their space… Who can bring their own personality to the team…. They are not concerned  about the number of followers but will be looking at how often you post and the PRESENTABLE QUALITY of your creations… 
So go ahead and APPLY   HERE
The AUDITIONS end 18th March Midnight 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Flower Spray

Hi Friends!!!
Today I tried my hand in making a Flower spray on order from a friend.She will use it on the scrapbook album cover .I have tried Cabbage rose for the first time and is really happy with the Outcome(HEHEHE I am self praising again)I used used lots of items from my store.The swirls,Pollens,Etc you can all buy HERE.So Take a look and don't forget to leave your feedback.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Springtime 
That Craft Place - Anything Goes 
Allsorts - Say it with Flowers
Crafters Cafe Kids -  March, Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges Use spring as your inspiration
Just Some Lines use at least 2 items that are at least 6 months old.(The fence die is almost a year old,The Feathers are ages old)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – , Feathers and Fur
Clearly Inspired -  – Week 2, Anything
Crafty Ann's - Anything But A Card
Glitter Geeks  – Spring
Stamp Man -  Vintage
Totally Papercrafts – Favorite Things(Flowers and swirls)
CCEE Stampers -  Flowers, flowers, flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
S J Papercrafts - Flowers plus include red or pink
Paper Shelter Challenge  - Anything goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
.passionatelyartistic. anything goes

Scrapalicious  anything goes

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lots Of New stuff in my craft store

Hi Friends!!!
Please do not Forget to visit my craft store,there are lots of new Stuff added,and there is lots more to come.Also don't forget to follow Die Cuts And More as 1 new follower will receive a surprise gift from my store.And lots of more stuff will be added soon.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Calla Lilies For Mom!!!

Hey Friends!!!!
Today I tried making Calla lilies with punches.I had seen them on the net but had no clue how to make it.But today while playing with my punches I made them and was really happy the way they turned out.And yes I am becoming WHITOHOLIC.When I think of making a card,the cardstock that comes to my mind is WHITE,WHITE and more WHITE.I think I am in love with it.This card I have made for my mother for women's day.She is the most perfect woman I have ever met or seen.She is my definition for a perfect women.I Admire,Adore,Love,Cherish,And all other adjectives I can think of (GOOD ONES).
                                                                         I LOVE YOU MA!!!!

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Make it Monday  anything goes
passionatelyartistic. anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Link Up Party

Paper Pretties going green
The Pink Elephant layers
Victorine Originals  green and white or black
Amusing Challenges die cuts
Kenny K Krafty Girlz  bloom and grow [flowers]

The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan  green
A Gem of a Challenge   perfect pastels
Drunken Stampers  texture
Card Makin' Mamas green
Divas by Design  favourite things [embossing and flowers]

Shopping Our Stash  embossing
Sweet Stamps  monochromatic
Incy Wincy Designs something old[ Flower Punch] something new[MS Double loop deep edge punch]
Lollipop Crafts  clean and simple
Love to Create  monochrome

Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty -anything goes 
Ruby's Rainbow -  White plus one other color 
Scrapbook Sisters -  Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/Special Female
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - Mother's Day