Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New CraftyJC Challenge !

New super fun challenge with yumm goodies at CraftyJC Challenge: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Come play along and win some cool goodies.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Ms. Flutterby Candy winners

So sorry for this late post. I am neck deep in packing and rationalisation – with our shifting to Bangalore soo close..

I made some 100+ die-cut and embossed butterflies. So I have selected 3 winners :)

Here they are


I am emailing the winners for their Snail Mail address :)



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Candy announcement

Go over here at athousandsheetsofpaper to leave a comment for a chance to win this candy! :)

Good luck :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Flower Power, Ms. FlutterBy & Candy

Here is a card which exactly the same as this but with a cute embossed butterfly.


I am liking the fact that once a card is made – it is soo quick to make a few more! :)

And I told you – I just have this one Birthday stamp :D

Now – how would you like some embossed die-cut butterflies?? Add a link to the blue froggy below and I’ll select a winner. And while at that, let me know if you want the butterflies in some specific colours. I’ll see what I can.

Candy closes October 8th. Will ship world-wide :o) lol


Flower Power and Ms. Bee

Sometimes its just a couple of cute sticker is all it takes to whip up a cute card.

Here is one witnessing this truth! :)


Moral of the story – keep buying stickers from wherever you find some. And these days, you find them everywhere.

Stitches  added with a silver Uno pen from Venus Traders. I need to find out shops in Bangalore now!

And yes, that’s the only Happy Birthday stamp that I have :) I need one where the sentiment is in one single line. Any suggestions?

Did I tell you I am shifting to Bangalore? Mid next month yes! Mid October.. so that is actually, well, mid-this-month!

Am I going to miss Pune – a BIG YES! sighh!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

CraftyJC Challenge 3!!


Do hop onto CraftyJC Challenge for the new Challenge #3 – Be Inspired!

The DT’s cards are SPECTACULAR and sooo inspiring :)



Friday, September 24, 2010

Best Friends – Free Digi

Here you go – the Best Friends digital stamp used in this post :)

Please let me know if this needs any tweaking for you :)

One in black and another in brown. Only digi stamps which are non-black can be altered for colour change. Right-click on image & save :)







Hope you’d enjoy using this :)

Please do leave a comment if you are using this image and a link to your post. I’d sooo love to visit your blog. Cheers.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Best Friends


I had a very dear friend visiting with her husband and her little darling almost 2 yo boy


I wanted to give her a card to tell her how special she is and what a great friend she is. This is what I came up with.


What went in:

  • The two stick-girls are hand drawn
  • Ribbon from Clover Centre, MG Road, Pune
  • Sentiment is hand written. And I love my white gel pen. I’d bought one for US which is TERRIBLE!! I didn’t know we get it here – I picked up this one from Venus Traders, Camp, Pune.
  • Card stock – Fuchsia – Landmark, Camp, Pune
  • Tiny heart brad – Joann
  • Prop for the card – My little girl’s red jeep :D

I’ll try and make a little digi with this picture and post it.

Thanks for stopping by :)



Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Bee-day!

Here is a card I’ve made after a month. Well more than a month. Yes it is true :)

This was to case this card I made a long time back. But ended up with this – I am glad where I ended! :)


First time ever to use those tucks in lace :) Loving it! So feminine isn’t it?


Flowers and pearls from none other than itsybitsy :) Bee is hand drawn. The green polkas is a digital DP.


Thanks for stopping by :) Have a great weekend ahead.


PS: Have you popped by the new CraftyJC Challenge? What wonderful entries! My oh my! Such creativity! :)))

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Paper Pieced Balloons

Here is my maiden attempt on Paper piecing. Oh so simple!!


Never knew it is so easy! :) 


  • Stamped the image on the card stock.
  • Stamped same image on Patterned Paper
  • Cut the paper out.
  • Pasted the middle one flush  to the Card stock
  • Popped up the front two using dimensional

Simple isn’t it?

Did you know you can paper piece using Digital images & Digi-papers?



Friday, August 6, 2010

Superb Blog Candy

A thousand sheets of paper and SOOO much more! Unbelievably generous! :)

Check out Amy’s blog here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Yellow Trio

Here is my second take on CraftyJC Challenge :) I think the sketch is versatile enough to interpret the way you want. Here is a sample


Flowers and the butterfly are Cuttlebug die cuts.


Thanks Shalini and Rachana for the clear buttons on the flowers. I won the Crazy About ATC Candy sometime back


Layered the flowers. First time I’ve attempted tearing paper. Love it! no wonder my little girl does it soo often! :D. The butterfly has a little piece of twisted wire.

What went in

  • Die cuts – flowers and butterfly – Cuttlebug
  • Blue paper – a handmade paper shop across Agriculture college, Pune
  • Other papers – Venus traders
  • Butterfly’s Wire – Samrat, Lakshmi road

Thanks for looking and thanks for your lovely comments on yesterday’s post :)



Monday, August 2, 2010

Christmas in August!

Heyall :) Hope you are doing well.

Here is my first take on CraftyJC Challenge – Sketch time. CJC-1-Sketch

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So here it is – a Christmas card made in the midst of rains in Pune.

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What went it:

  • Grey card stock from Venus Traders, F.C Road, Pune
  • Patterned paper used for matting the die cuts – my freebie from here. I played around with a MS punch :)
  • Die cuts – Cuttlebug
  • Random ribbon. I figured tying the the ribbon upside down gives me a nicer bow
  • Sentiment Stamp from Stampabilities – gift from my friens Reeja

Thanks for stopping by and please do play along with CraftyJC Challenge’s first ever – Sketch time :)



Sunday, July 25, 2010

Launch of the Challenge Blog

Tomorrow Today is the D-Day .. launch of CraftyJC Challenge Blog!

Do drop in post 10 AM Indian time and play along :)

See u there later!!,


Friday, June 25, 2010

CraftyJC Challenge Blog Candy!

Have you signed up to be the first Guest DT for the first ever indigenous Challenge ?? : )

I am offering a wee bit of candy - 3 in number for you to publicize this! Get more people to join the fun!

Shalini, Rachana - can you add a post on ATC too?

Go here to CraftyJC Challenge Blog - 5 Days to go Candy!

Can you please help? Thanks a lot for all the encouragement : )


Saturday, June 19, 2010

News News .. Fun News

Heyall! Have some fun news for you!

Announcing a brand new challenge blog here CraftyJC Challenge.

We know how difficult it is to compete in the WWW – not a bit because of we are not creative – but it is oh so difficult and Expensive with a capital E to lay our hands on all the craft stuff which is easily available to all our fellow crafters else where!

So, this Challenge Blog is to focus on Creativity and not on what material you have to produce the wonderful craft that you make.

I’ve been inspired by you all. Thanks.

Now, I do hope you would join this monthly challenge and make this fun.

Please hop onto CraftyJC Challenge to have a look at Challenge information and sign up.

Looking forward to hearing for you!!


Jaya xxx

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Precious Moments – Birthday Wishes

After almost a month here I am with another card :)

The sketch very very similar to this one here. Just the paper and digi image are different.

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The little girl is from 123coloring. There are a stupendous number of images. I picked one for the Precious Moments collection. It is actually two girls in this. I cut one of the out.


Coloured the little girl with pencils and a little bit of bling. I loved colouring this picture!


And that’s my little girl trying to grab it :)

What went in:

  • Polka paper from itsybitsy. If you want a digital paper you can find download it from my freebies here
  • Fiskars Threading Water punch. Bought from Joann on a sale.
  • Card stock and other papers from Venus traders, FC Road, Pune

Thanks for looking. And I am so glad to be making something new! :)

PS: If you need any help with digital stamping, please feel free to ask! :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!

Amazing HUGE Candy from truesgiftsfromtheheart

See link on side bar for details

Good luck! :)



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birthday Card with Custom Background

Ok – I admit – I LOVE this card! :)  I’ve never made anything like this before!

Made this for a friend. I gave to R with a heavy heart ;) lol…

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The birthday background was fun stamping. Distressed was the keyword here :)

The little sprite is the same as from this card. I LOVE this Sprite.

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A peek into the inside & the layers here!

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What went in! 

  • Background
    • Hero Arts Ink ‘n’ Stamps – Sweets stamps – happy birthday and Candle stamps
    • Polka dots – Stampabilities -  Thanks Reeja :)
    • Vertical blue dots – from a border set – Thanks Tanuja :)
  • Sprite stamp from here
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders – www.joann.com – awesome deals if u have someone to bring the stuff back to India
  • Regular Natraj coloured pencils
  • Ribbon from Samrat, Lakhsmi Road, Pune
  • Buttons from an old T
  • Entering for these challenges

    Thanks for looking.

    PS: I’d ordered some stuff of www.joann.com – on a 40% to 50% sale. Sent them to my friend Reeja’s place and another set to my uncle’s. I really am soo thankful to them and to Shantharam for bringing it across to India.. it did weight a lot! Thanks  a lot!!



    Sunday, May 23, 2010

    Happy Birthday with Abby Angel

    Abby Angel is a digi from pieceandjoy :) here

    Same stamp as here. Looks like I love this one :) Coz I used it for my own lil one’s first birthday too!

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    Easy peasy card :)

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    Nothing else to add here actually.

    I think adding a little black – a piece of backing paper or maybe just inking the paper edges adds a lot to the card. What do you think?

    Thanks for looking.



    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Paper cutters on ebay

    A few of my fellow Indian crafters expressed interest on my paper cutter.

    I see that ebay.in has a promotion going on on its Global Easy Buy – you can buy anything online at US rates – no shipping charges.

    Look for trimmers here – very cost effective!  You get a wide variety here.

    I hope this helps :)

    I’ll soon post a picture of my trimmer here – but I think this offers a better variety & great prices. My trimmer is brand Deli – Chinese make I think – Rs. 2000/- 12 x 12 inches with a plastic board, measurements marked in inches and cms with grooves, guillotine style blade. It isn’t great – but not bad either.



    Monday, May 17, 2010

    Birthday wishes for a little boy!

    One of my very good friends’ son had his birthday a week ago – 3 years old! :)
    He is such a sweetie. He loves red and so this card is on a Red stock
    The same papers, image etc as this card , just a slightly different layout.
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    I love this digi – Prince Ian from thegreetingfarm! Perfect for little boys and the not so little! :D
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    What went it in
    • Red card stock from a set I got from http://hobbycraft.co.uk – sent to India by a friend
    • All foam stickers from itsybitsy
    • Sentiment – Angelica font – computer generated
    PS: I’d bought a guillotine style paper cutter recently – again from Venus traders. It is so useful while cutting paper strips or backing papers or strips. Quicker than using the set square I was using earlier. :)
    Thanks for looking :)

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Another Bunch o wishes! :)

    Here is another card I’d made for the School Kit Donation drive. Please do read this post. Would love to hear from you – your thoughts on this project

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    The sentiment is computer generated – you can find it here

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    What went in

    • Flowers from itsybitsy 
    • Gem stones from Samrat, Lakshmi Road
    • Lace from Clover Centre, MG Road, Pune
    • Papers from Venus Traders, FC Road, Pune

    Thanks for looking :)



    Saturday, May 8, 2010

    Craft for a cause!

    Recently I was introduced to an initiative here in Pune called School Kit Donation. This is for the underprivileged children in and around Pune – to help them with a School kit. This is basically a School  bag furnished with a set of books & geometry box to help them with the start of school. Each kit is Rs. 250 (Approx 5 US dollars)
    You can find more details here http://schoolkit.info
    There was a donation drive here at work & I’d volunteered to be in the stall to help with collecting the funds.
    That’s when it hit me – I can place the cards from my stash for sale & give the proceeds for this drive. I had only a few cards & could make only a few in the night. In all I had around 15 cards and all of them were sold out! I am so glad I was able to contribute this way as well – in addition to donating & volunteering to assemble the kits (next Sunday!)
    May I request you to please pop in over to the above website & if you can please do contribute. For any details please get in touch with me or leave a comment here & I will get back to you :)
    Here is one of the cards I’d made for the sale.
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    The cute boy Prince Ian from splendidstamping. The background paper is a digital paper. Will pop in later with the link to it
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    The foam stickers  from itsybitsy & the sentiment computer generated
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Moms are still the best :)

    Another version of this card.

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    A close up

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    ETA: What went in:

    • Digi image from Birds Cards.
    • Coloured with regular coloured pencils
    • My all time favourite Fevicryl 3D shimmer
    • Patterned Paper for Hallmark :)
    • And the Swiss dots folder from Cuttlebug – No Cuttlebug m/c just the folder ;). You place the paper inside & rub the folder with something like the handle of a scissors. Keep a cloth or paper on the folder to avoid scratches
    • Stick on Pearls from Itsybitsy

    I am entering this to Card Patterns #62

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I have a very interesting post coming up next – something close to my heart. So please do stop by later.



    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Blog Candy - Cuttlebug

    Yes.. open worldwide

    create4fun has a Blog Candy and it is a Cuttlebug and a gorgeous pink one at that!
    Click the above link

    Good luck :)))

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    Patterned Paper for you – Freebie

    Have a patterned paper for you :) Tried a little bit of distressing.
    Stripes - distressed
    Here is the same without distressing – if this suits you :)
    Do let me know if you like the paper & if you make anything with it :)
    I’ve working on some more papers. Will post them soon.
    Thanks for dropping by! :))
    ETA: Removed the watermark.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Moms are The Best!

    I think I appreciate my mom better now that I am a mom myself.

    mmm.. No, I know this is a fact and not just one of this ‘I think…” statements! Love you Mom! {{{hugs}}

    Mom’s day is here. And I thought it is this Sunday :) Thankfully I googled this before I sent of this card to Amma (Mum in tamil)

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    This is Keerthana, my little girl’s ride :) I thought it would be fitting to prop this on her scooter :)

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    The background paper is fro Hallmark ;)

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    What went in!

    • The Circle flower stamp is from Birds Cards.  Bird has some very nice such stamps now & very cute gingham papers I am itching to try.
    • Sentiment is computer generated. I put the flower digi stamp & the sentiment together using word.
    • Flowers coloured with regular Nataraj colour pencils :) And my favourite sparkle – Fevicryl shimmer 3-D.
    • The green paper was embossed using the Swiss dots Cuttle bug folder.  Just the folder :) I put the paper in & press the folder down using the handle of a scissors.

    Thanks for looking :)

    PS: I find it pretty daunting to use layouts from challenges. Do you?
    PPS: Do these photo paper finish effect of the cards (the white border) look good or bad?

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Happy Birthday Dad!

    My dad’s birthday coming Monday! :)

    This is the card I’ve made for him – on behalf of my lil one Keerthana.


    This is card is abso digital! All stamps are digital! So I’ve listed the stamps & their sources end of the post.


    The card fold is called the tri-fold or  the quadra-fold depending the tutorial you refer to :) I referred to this tutorial @ craftiblog


    Hope this picture shows you the folds and valleys better :)

    Isn’t Darby a sweetie? I bought this digital stamp from allthatscraps


    She reminds me of my own lil sprite! :)


    The entire card has tons of small digi images popped up and loads of glitter. I put them all in one page word document, printed it, cut them apart and coloured them with pencils:) Made it really easy!

    • Foam balloons and hats – itsybitsy
    • Happy Birthday sentiment from Meljen
    • Cupcakes from papercraftinspirations (PIN65.templates2). They are topped with flowers from itsybitsy again
    • Alice in the wonderland cake from pieceandjoy 
    • Monkey with the balloon from Dustin Pike
    • Apart from the Darby sprite – all other digi stamps are free.

    I’m submitting this card to these challenges

    ETA: I understand SirStampALot wants this to be entries to only 6. Now I dont know which ones to choose. And don’t see how I can delete my entry into the others! :( So I’ll have to just let this be!

    Thanks for looking! :)

    Dad doesn’t check my blog and so I am hoping he won’t see this yet. Happy Birthday dad. I love you.

    PS: In the sentiment on the inside of the card which reads “Happy Birthday Thatha” - Thatha means grand-dad in Tamil :)

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Happy First Birthday to a lil angel!

    One of our friend’s lil girl’s birthday tomorrow.

    Happy First Birthday Z! God bless you :)

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    The lil angel digi-stamp is from pieceandjoy.

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    I like the glittered wings :) Using the shimmer 3-D glitter by Fevicryl!

    Sentiment – computer generated – Angelica font – as usual :)

    Entering this for challenge


    Thanks for looking.

    ETA: Quick tip on Digi storage:

    I know some of us, if you are like me, might find it a little difficult to remember where we got our free digis from. I’ve devised an idea. Hope it helps you too!

    Just add the Blog’s name to the end of the digi and you can find the source, so that you can credit the crafter, quickly.

    I want to thank the so many wonderful crafters all over the world who share their talents so generously. Thanks! :)


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