Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A New Unusual Challenge on CraftyJC Challenge


Please join in the new Unusual Wing-It challenge on CraftyJC Challenge
It is different, fun and new.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fun Halloween Projects at Sizzix

The very talented Anna Dabrowska has put together some fun project sheets here: http://bit.ly/Rcxg1Q

And they are free too :)

Check these pictures.. aren’t they amazing?

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Enjoy :)


Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Family – Scrapbook – More pictures

And here are few more ideas for the family scrapbook I’d posted earlier

A couple of pages for the couple. 


Two pages for their little princess.

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And two for their prince

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A couple of pages for trips and fun times.



Well, I had fun with this scrapbook.. getting acquainted with those yumm Sizzix dies.


Anything else do ask :)

Thanks for stopping by and cheers

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Family, so precious – A Scrapbook with Sizzix

I’ve been really wanting to use those precious Sizzix dies.. especially those lovely borders and butterflies and cute alphabets.

When my friend wanted a scrapbook to gift to her friend, I decided to make a Family album… and do justice the gorgeous dies I got.

Here is the front page. With a ton of those lovely dies. Everything linked at the end.

Family Album Front page CraftyJC


The text on the stamped house reads “our home”… and the die cut alphabets affirms what we all know.. Our family is a blessing to us.

Family Album CraftyJC 1

All the dies are Sizzix as linked here… and stamps are from Papertrey ink 

Anything else – do ask :)

More pictures to follow in the next few days.

Thanks for dropping by and God bless :)


Monday, September 10, 2012

For the teachers

It was teachers day on the 5th September in India. Both my girls go to Maple Bear school in Hulimavu. They are so well taken care of and we are so thankful for them.


The stamps are Hero Arts. And the perfect embossing folder from this project is the awesome Sizzix

I am so loving this stamp & emboss style. Adds soo much oomph to the projects, no? :)

And these book marks for the teachers were a hybrid project. This lovely sentiment I picked from the net was printed on Fabriano card stocks.. and the heart and birdie stamps from Papertrey ink stamped onto the bookmark using memento inks


Thanks everyone at Maple Bear :) God bless you

And I have a freebie for you. I know teacher’s day is gone by – but it is never late to tell them how much we appreciate them. This PDF printed on an A4 yields 8 bookmarks. Pick it up here. Feel free to use them – and do link back if you do.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Birthday with Scott

Scott here is none other than this adorable Dog from Sizzix

It was a friend’s son’s first birthday and I wanted a fun card – which he – the 1 yr old :) – might like to see when he grows up.

And I’ve been wanting to use this adorable pup forever.

Sizzix Scott Boy Birthday CraftyJC

So here it is – a cute pup with a bow.. wishing the little boy a Happy Birthday.

Bless you T.

The Happy Birthday die cut is from this neat – super useful – set called Card Phrases #3

Friday, September 7, 2012

All About You – A special scrapbook

A few months back, my friend A from a local crafters group asked me to make scrapbooks for some students she teaches.

That sent me on a tizzy to see how I can help in making one which will truly be useful. It took me a couple of months to get the basics ready, figure out an easy-to-read font, content, and format ready.

And this is a result of that work. This is book is good for all children. There are more than 100 individually stamped images which the child colours herself/himself – to make the scrapbook her/his own.

Each page has been reviewed over and over again for usefulness. And as usual, I’ve used Fabriano Elle Erre card stock – so the child can write, scribble, colour directly on the paper.

These books truly have a piece of me in them. I hope whoever uses them will be enriched.

All About Me Scrapbook CraftyJC 1

I’ve used dozens of Papertrey Ink stamps – especially the Tiny Treats – Valentine Stamp Set.

All About Me Scrapbook CraftyJC 2 

Each page had a cheerful Caterpillar – a familiar face which travels with the child page to page

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And a star in each page – dreams do come true if you wish and work hard enough.

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I am not showing all the pictures here – for obvious reasons :). But the pages are All About Me, Pages on likes and dislikes, Friends, Family, Home, School, Holidays & Trips, and a couple of pages on what the child wishes to be when he/she grows up. Please do contact me if you want to see the other pictures.

Thanks for stopping by :) And please do let me know how you liked these.

I’ll leave you with a picture of the last page – an About page of the scrapbook

All About Me Scrapbook CraftyJC 15

Email me on hello@craftyjc.com or mail.craftyjc@gmail.com for more details or for placing an order.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Anniversary Scrapbook – with Sizzix and PTI

Hello! Been ages :) Hope you are doing well and thanks for stopping by :)
I’ve started work after my maternity leave and life is.. well.. life is quite interesting :) :) IYKWIM! :) :)
In the midst I got to do this scrapbook – an Anniversary one
This Papertrey ink stamp is one of my all time favourites – Little Bitty Bird
Anniversary Scrapbook CraftyJC
The first page has this super cute couple – makes for a nice back drop isn't it?
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I’ve used the Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Ovals to make those accents to the Photo mats.
The journaling lines and hearts are also Papertrey Ink Stamps
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The Baker’s twine opens to pop up a checklist of “i love u because”.
I don’t want to post pics of all the pages here :) and will leave you with this fun last page.
Anniversary Scrapbook CraftyJC 14 
This is a set of tags in a small holder with some fun questions like “Was it love at first sight”.. “Your nicknames for each other”…etc. (Click pic for a bigger view)
Loved making this book :) And I think this satisfies the urge of stamping too :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like what you see :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Fun – A Scrapbook

I had fun with this scrapbook. Lot of fun :)

Someone wanted me to make her a scrapbook (thanks for the shout-out Juhi) for her little boy – to scrapbook his summer holidays.

And I used my Silhouette a great deal :)

Summer Scrapbook with Stamping

The clouds backdrop and the Sun from Bird's Cards. Car stickers from itsybitsy. Tree, boys and house done up on Silhouette Studio, printed and cut

Summer Scrapbook with Stamping

Paper from itsybitsy too. Label designed and print-cut from Silhouette SD

Summer Scrapbook with Stamping

 Summer Scrapbook with Stamping

I cut all the photo panels using Silhouette SD again.. saved so much time.

Summer Scrapbook with Stamping

The cover edges punched with an MS punch Summer Scrapbook with Stamping

And the cupcake is my trusted Silhouette again.

Did you notice all that stamping?? I loved using my stamps here.. satisfied the stamper in me :) ALL stamps from the brilliant Papertrey Ink .. soo worth the money… (the last page’s stamping was Fiskars.. you can notice the difference in style right? :))))

I did the photo panel layout first and then the embellishments fell in place easily

I used Fabriano papers.. expensive yes.. but the quality is awesome.. and it is Long Life.. Archival.. easy to stamp.. no bleeding.. so its the expensive Fabriano all the way for me. Use quality papers to make card making and scrapbooking easier and beautiful :)

Thanks for stopping by..


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

To a Friend – with Sizzix

I love playing with Sizzix products to see how I can use the to suit my style. Here is a CAS card.. not one layered though..

Isn’t this card meaningful?

Vintage Telephone & Typewriter Set Tim Holtz

I plan to write this on this inside - “just a phone call away” :)

This will look super cute with just the phone in Pink and a sentiment saying “Keep in touch” What say?

The sentiment at the bottom is from Hero Arts (I think I need that inLinkz’ Manage Links!).

And all the die cuts are Sizzix.

Sizzix workshop – what do crafters want?

I had mentioned earlier about a Sizzix workshop. Please write a comment here if you are interested and let me know what you would expect from this workshop.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

K Series – Flowers Silhouette

A quick share :) Another idea to use all that doodling you little ones do at home :)

K (my 3 yo lil girl) has random coloured a panel.. I so loved the natural play of colours

Happy Anniversary hero Arts

And used it to build this card.


Stamped a Hero Arts flower in Brown. A bit of glitter and buttons. And a pretty card is made :)

K used those Early Learning Centre Easy Painters Colours from available in Shopper’s Stop

Thanks for stopping by



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Love You Muchly

Here is a cutie Pure Innocence stamp called Flower Girl

Love You Muchly 1

Don’t you love those chevrons :) Awesome Sizzix stuff.. Me totally loves. They add soo much to this CAS card. Who says you can’t use die cuts with CAS :)))

And know what… I love to colour images :) Don’t care whether I am good at it or not… Especially colouring little girl images.. adding that dash of pink to the cheeks.. I live for it :)

Love You Muchly 2

Now, please leave a comment saying it is very pretty indeed :)


Thursday, June 7, 2012

I’ve simplified :) and a Sizzix scrapbook

I’ve simplified the giveaway :) What was I thinking when I posted such complex giveaway!! Sorry yall :)

Now all you have to do is either post a comment on the Blog or on Facebook :)  Follow-ing or Like-ing me is optional – but would love it if you could.

Now for some yumm Sizzix goodness :) A Scrapbook. Yes, I did make one :)

The Sizzix dies and folders make this soo much fun!

This mannequin is from the Sewing Room and the Doily Lace Medallion offers a lovely back drop for this glittered goodness.DSC03498

And don’t you love that Washer Border? the green strip on the right page


The Pink die Journaling cuts are from Hero Arts Frames with Sprigs


The banner is cutting the Harlequin Border in 1/4th and paste it in a curve.. Clever huh ;)

The back page shows the Harlequin border in full glory! :)



All papers from itsybitsy – love the new shop in HSR Layout :)

Being a CAS girl – I never figured I would ever make scrapbooks.. but this is wonderful :) A new door to a new range of crafting.. Thanks to many of you out there like Juhi, Tejal, Ujjwal and so many more for your inspiration :)

Thanks for stopping by :)



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mini book – A giveaway (Edited for a simpler giveaway)

Hello everybody.

Today is my birthday. Thanks for wishing me :D

Though I am a year older – not on the right side of older :D.. I want to thank the Lord for all the blessings in my life. My birthday gift this year is my new baby girl – Arpana Sarah – such a blessing indeed. I can’t ask for anything more – a great guy, two gorgeous daughters, a loving family, a great job and to top this a great hobby! Phew! Thank you Lord for this. Amen.

I have a mini book to share with you. Was a lot of fun to make this one.


There are thirteen pages inside – ideal for a mini Scrap for a year – especially for baby’s first year. One for the birth and one each for each month.

It measures 4inx4in.


Photos on the left and a white space on the left for journaling.


Outside has a couple of stickers and reads BLISSFUL :) Closes with a red ribbon. The pages are hand bound using chipboard

What went in

  • Chipboard & Papers from itsybitsy
  • Stickers for an old DP set
  • The book is made using this tutorial from sockmonkeycrafts and it took more than 10 mins for me! duh! But was fun :)


Now for the SIMPLER giveaway.

How would you like these:

  • this book
  • Some no occasion cards
  • A few book marks
  • And a DIY Cards pack good for making 5 cards

Here is where this gets simpler :)

Now all you have to do is - either leave a comment here on my blog or on www.facebook.com/CraftyJC. One entry each.

LIKE-ing/FOLLOW-ing me is completely optional.. but of course I would love it if you world.

The giveaway has:
- A mini-book 4inx4in (pictures in the blog)
- Some no occasion cards
- A few bookmarks/tags
- And a DIY Cards pack - good for making 5 cards
Hear from you soon! And please do share/post on your blog - the more the merrier... and I just might be tempted to throw some more goodies in :)

Of course you need to do a couple of things for me :)

  • Follow my blog: www.craftyjc.com
  • Announce this on your blog
  • Follow me on FaceBook : www.facebook.com/CraftyJC
  • Announce about this giveaway on FaceBook
  • Leave a comment here on this post or on FB telling me what you like here and what you would like to see

And send me an email to let me know which ones you’ve done and you get one entry for each of the above mail.craftyjc(at)gmail.com

So in all – you can have upto 5 entries if you do all these :)

Giveaway closes June 30th

Looking forward to hearing from you :)



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CJC Challenge #15 – Many Colours Holi! WINNERS

Ok, this one has been due for ages now. Please forgive me. I’ve also not been able to comment in you all your entries. Very very sorry. I promise I will be better in the next challenge :)

There were a lot of colourful entries… brightened up my dreary day indeed :)

And, here are the winners.

Jyoti Agarwal with her very stylish quilling – what a colourful platter that is :)


Bumblebee’s Pretty butterflies 


Pritesh’s gorgeous quilling. I am totally transfixed


And the winner is Jyoti Agarwal with her colourful platter :)

Thanks itsybitsy for the great sponsoring :)

Winners – I will get in touch with you about the Blinkie and the next challenge

And just two days left for the current challenge :)



Thursday, May 24, 2012


Here is some Sizzix goodness. With Hero Arts.

I always thought these dies which are to be coordinated with stamping are really not necessary. But this set changed my mind totally.

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How easy was it to stamp it and die-cut while actually viewing the stamped image. Brilliance! :)

What went it

Thanks for stopping by :)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Round the clock!

Here is another one layer card..

Miss You

If you are very observant you’ll see that all the clocks show different times. And hence the lovely sentiment :)

What went in:

Now if you are NOT into CAS – I challenge you to make a
One Layer card :) If you do make one – please leave a comment and I’d love to visit your blog



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Introducing K-Series

My little girl loves to colour.. when she is happy the colours are all rainbows and when she is in one those toddler-moods everything is coloured black! :)

So to encourage her and use her lovely colouring, I am introducing a series of cards with the focal element done up by her but, of course, assembled by me..

Here are a couple of cards

CraftyJC K Series Birthday Cup Cakes 3

And a close up of the colouring.

CraftyJC K Series Birthday Cup Cakes 4

She chose the colours all by herself.. and I used those colours for the background stamping.

And here is another one

CraftyJC K Series Birthday Cup Cakes 1

Hopes this helps you to have some crafty fun with your children too..

What went in:

  • Papertrey Ink – Itty Bitty Bird for the background curls
  • Hero Arts Cup cake (thanks Tejal for letting me use it) and Sentiment
  • And gorgeous Memento Dew Drop inks – I love them – they make stamping a breeze!!



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