Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Magical Season – Day 5: Merry Merry Merry

Today I have this set of cards to share. These are easy to make and come together quickly… since only the embellishment varies from one to another.


CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry



I stamped the inside also, with a lovely sentiments

CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 1


The sentiment is actually 3 different stamps. I just aligned them together on a  largish stamp block, and stamped it all in one go. Easy Peasy :)


Here are the other variants.

CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 7 CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 2 CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 3 CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 4 CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 5 CraftyJC Merry Merry Merry 6

Entering this for challenge

* Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – No PP

What went in:

  • Papertrey Ink Communique Circles stamp and other PTI stamps for the sentiments
  • Memento Inks
  • Cuttlebug dies for the embellishments
  • Sizzix dies for the layers

To see the other cards on this season, click here “Magical Season 2014

Thanks for stopping by.. :)


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Magical Season – Day4: A Christmas Wreath

And a quick and easy one. Silhouette  die cuts for the wreath. And PTI Signature Christmas stamp.

CraftyJC Wreath

And the whole ensemble on a Clearly Besotted Notepad die cut paper. This thing came together easily. And love the classy effect of all the wonderful elements.

This is what helped make the magic

To see the other cards on this season, click here “Magical Season 2014

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, October 31, 2014

Magical Season – Day3: Glittery & Bright

Welcome back :) I do hope you’ll enjoy your stay here

CraftyJC Glittery Tree
This is what helped make the magic
  • Stamps: Paper Trey
  • Inks: Memento
  • Golden & Clear Embossing powder
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

To see the other cards on this season, click here “Magical Season 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Magical Season – Day 2

Thank you for stopping by again.

Today’s card is a One Layer collage style card – with a little bit water colouring.

CraftyJC Peace Love Joy hand painted

This is what helped make the magic

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn
  • Inks: Memento
  • And some water colour pencils

To see the other cards on this season, click here “Magical Season 2014


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Heralding the start of this Magical Season on this blog – Day 1

Hello!! Welcome back :)

Starting today I have a series of Christmas & Holiday cards and others to share with you.

Today’s card is a Papertrey Ink one.. A bunch of stamped poinsettias, fussy cut and layered.

 CraftyJC Poinsettias


The golden magic in the middle is from Pie lane.. I’ve been hoarding this for sometime..and I think it has found it’s home.

CraftyJC Poinsettias Close 

What I’ve realized is, to get a tidy fussy cut stamped image, leave a bit of white margin as if the stamped image was die cut :) And the mistakes don’t show as much.

Do you the slightly splotchy image?? I’ve since then taken a white eraser to it, and it stamps much better.

The background is a sheet music stamp, from PTI again.

This is what went in

  • Stamps: PTI
  • Inks: Memento

Entering this card to Christmas Card Challenges #48

Thanks for stopping by :)

To see the other cards on this season, click here “Magical Season 2014

Cheers JC

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Doodled Birthdays

Well, I didn’t doodle these.. :)

CraftyJC Birthday PTI Springtime Doodles

And I am having such fun with using the Dictionary as a backdrop.. looking for a appropriate word too.. here is it “birthday” :)

What went in:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Stamping is such fun!!

I love PTI!! They are soo easy to use and urges you to be creative..

The sweet animals are die-cut and stamped using PTI’s Sweet Baby stamp set.

I am quite proud of the way I made the sky and the grass :))) I used the PTI Circle Scribbles…Yippee!! lol

The clouds are trees are from Clearly Besotted Home Sweet Home. This is another stamp company I love. Do you know that they have free shipping world-wide on all orders more than 50 British  Pounds?

What went in

Now, the Hero Arts Soft pool is very soft… :) Very very light, I don’t think I like it too much.. I used it on the elephant.. I wish it were brighter!! And I sure should have done my homework right before buying this colour :)

Entering this to

Thanks for stopping by. I really soo appreciate your presence here.God bless.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday: A Pink Glittery Snail from Under


CASology has had this awesome CUE CARD this week: Under. And here is my take on it.

Happy Birthday with PTI Springtime Doodle

Even though the challenge is over, I still wanted to post this sweet snail.. saying Happy Birthday from down Under :)

Happy Birthday with PTI Springtime Doodle


The Pretty Pink snail.. in all it watercolour-ed and glittered glory :)

Entering this for the challenges

The Springtime Doodles stamp set wasn’t easy at first to use. Pinterest helps a lot for great inspiration. But I am glad I found what to do with this stamp set. Create little scenes and water colour them for the best use of this stamp set, or any other whimsical stamp set.

What went in:

  • Stamp: PaperTrey Ink’s Springtime Doodles 
  • Inks: Memento Cocoa Ink and Archival Black
  • My daughter's Watercolours and Fabriano Elle-Erre paper


Thanks for stopping by :)


PS: I am glad that the husband doesn’t drop in at my blog often… coz this is for him :)
PPS: Did you notice that the dictionary background has Birth & Birthday in it? :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Catchy Design Challenge CSCC#3: Masculine Cards: Guest Design

Heylo all :)

When Deepti from Catchy Designs asked me to Guest Design in her latest challenge, I was beyond thrilled :) I love her work and love her stamping style. You all know how partial I am to stamping.. And I love her doodling, she isn’t afraid of free hand drawing and experimenting. Fabulous combination I say :)

The theme for this challenge is Masculine and only cards are allowed. And here is the yummmmmy inspiration. Gorgeous huh :)

And here is my take on it. My dad’s birthday was around the corner and I made this for him. All supplies linked below.

CraftyJC Catchy Designs GD

I was inspired about a lot of things in the inspiration picture – apart from the obvious of course. :D

The red and black panel on the left reflects the brick wall, the clock representing a Birthday and the same colour as the hunk’s golden skin, the green backdrop is from the grass and don’t miss the three birds from the lamp posts.

And yes, I had to make a one layered card… but the collage-ing is a new one to me. I am so glad I tried the layering-collage effect. I loved making this card.

Now, off you go and play along. I can’t wait to drop by and see what you create. I think this inspiration has a lot of potential. I know I would be playing along again.

What went in

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the challenge :)

God bless.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lunchbox Lovies

A quick post with some super cute stamping :)

These are perfect for slipping into a lunchbox or a office bag.

CraftyJC Lunchbox Lovies Notes


CraftyJC Lunchbox Lovies Notes 

These measure 3x3 inches and you can write a note on the inside.

PS: I stamped the hearts three times after inking it once. Cool effect right :)

What went inside

Thanks for stopping by :) And be on the look out for new additions in this series Lunchbox Lovies. I have some new super cute stamps that are begging to be inked :)


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birthdays are made of this!!

This is one long pending post. Nothing to do with Paper Crafting.. mm.. well, maybe a little bit :)

For the last 3 birthdays in our home - K’s 4th and 5th, and A’s 2nd – we’ve been having the birthday celebration at our home.. the decoration and cake (yes, cakes too) are all home-made and hand-made.. It has been a lot of fun.

Today let me introduce you K’s 4th birthday party – the theme being ‘Rainbows’.

I’ll not write too much.. and let the pictures speak :) More fun that way :)

The decorations in Rainbow colours – I skipped Indgo :)

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday

Rainbow Pinwheels and flowers

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday

Rainbow Balloons, Butterfly charms, more pinwheels, and tissue flower balls

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday 


The Birthday Girl, her Rainbow dress and her cake

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday



Cake complete with rainbow sprinkles and candles..

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday


Her Cake all lit up..CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday


And her Cake cut up..yup, we had a rainbow coloured cake :)

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday

Rainbow candy

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday

Rainbow Cups with colourful umbrellas

CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday      


And my gift to K


CraftyJC Rainbow Birthday Shoes

Hand painted shoes with Rainbows and Sunshine.. Because she is My Sunshine and Rainbow. Love you K.
Both shoes have different themes..

Regular BATA canvas shoes, the print was hand sketched, outlined with permanent markers and then coloured in with Acrylic paints.It still is very pretty.

Tutorials & Recipes I used

  • The Rainbow butterfly mobile using the Sizzix Die : Birds & Butterflies Set
  • Rainbow cake recipe: Sin-a-mon
  • Rainbow Balloons – Design Mom
  • Painted Shoes – google. – The design is all mine, copyrighted and all that .. you can use it for your own purposes :)

I’ll soon post pics of the A’s second and K’s 5th birthdays… and not wait till K turns 7! :)))
I hope this inspires you to try this at home :) Any questions, please ask .. I am more than happy to help.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Color me Rainbow

Hello there!!

A quick post with a sweet card. The same darling couple you saw here  (this one was a finalist in Itsy Bitsy challenge, yay!) and here (as an outline only) make yet another appearance :)

Stamped a white panel with the hearts border in rainbow colours, stamped the couple directly on the panel, and then stamped the couple in another card stock, which I then water coloured.

I hand cut the couple image and mounted it on the panel.. the whole thing was then mounted on the base card stock.

Colurful huh??!? :)

What went in

And I need to tell you about this foam tape I discovered recently - I am sure it's been around :)
The 3M Scotch Foam tape is FABULOUS!!! Try it out

Thanks for stopping by :)


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thank you, teachers

It is end of the academic and it’s time to show them our gratitude.

K is completing her first year in formal schooling. I can’t help but look back in wonder and thanks to God for all the blessings. One of the important and most special blessings being the teachers in K’s ‘Lower K. G.’ (as the children call it). K’s class teachers have been so kind to the children, and us parents too.

So, I made these to show our gratitude to the teachers. A small thank you.

Everything you see here comes from one stamp set - Clearly Besotted Stamps Teacher’s Pet. Love.

First up a set of three cards

The first card I made is inspired by the sentiment in the stamp set. I made a faux blackboard by stamping the sentiment in white and clear embossing it on black paper. I then framed this using Sizzix Instant Frames (as always everything is linked at the bottom of the post). The card’s background is using the Pencil line image which comes along with this stamp set in three different colours. I had great fun aligning all those pencils in different directions.
 CraftyJC Clearly Bessotted Teacher's Pet1.jpg
As you can see, I added some glossy accents to the apple.
Apple, apple.. red apple… juicy apple… Who’s reminded of Snow White? :) That was a line from the play when I was in my 2nd standard :)

In the next card I used the outline apple images along with the solid ones.. love love the effect. I also stamped and heat embossed in white, the coffee mug.
CraftyJC Teachers Gift Clearly Bessotted Teacher's Pet2.jpg
The last one is an ode to water colours.  I love water colours. :) I stamped the pencils similar to the first card – but in black.. and went to town with ware colours. Soo much fun.

CraftyJC Clearly Bessotted Teacher's Pet3.jpg
I am leaving this card as is – since I am entering this to Simplicity One layer Challenge – Use Water.
And finally  - a small fridge magnet (measuring 5.5x5 inches) which will go with the card for each teacher. Made using similar techniques as the first card – but added faux stitching using white gel pen to echo the white dotted lines in the apple. And of course topped the apple with Glossy Accent.
CraftyJC Teachers Gift Clearly Bessotted Teacher's Pet.jpg

That was so much fun isn’t it :)
What went in
Thanks so much for stopping by.
If any of you would also like to say thank you – and would like to place an order for these cards – Please email me at hello(at)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tell him like you mean it!!

It was V-day. And I had a gift for the husband. And a card.

A really simple card. But I told him everything that needs to be said.

I die cut the globe from Chipboard, stuck a heart topped with Glossy Accents and stamped the sentiment.
And that's it :)

What went in
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Needless to say, the husband was super pleased with the Kindle Paperwhite (from and the card too.

I am pleased as punch with the execution. So up my alley.. and I know for sure the husband would read the sentiment too :p

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Special Birthday Flip Card

I’d posted about Jaanu’s birthday card which I’d made for my friend T. It was Jaanu’s 10th birthday and T wanted to give her little girl something very special. I have two girls myself, and when she asked me to make this it was a ‘fast-forward’ for me – you see my elder daughter is going to become 5 in a week. So, well, I poured my soul while making this one :) I kept imagining K becoming 10 very soon.. after all I don’t know where the last 5 years went!!
Well, here are the rest of the pages. In all I’d made 5 pages, 2 pages to wish her the best birthday, and the other three was one page each from the dad, mum and bro. I hear the young little girl loved it :) I am thankful to God I could add a little more happiness on her special day.
Cover Page
This first page is to reflect everything about this 10 yo – the dress form to reflect the little diva, the mirror like frame for the fairy tale Snow White ‘Mirror Mirror on the wall.. who is the prettiest of all!’, the crown for the dad’s little princess and the rosette to reflect the beautiful little mum’s flower that she is (and yes for the number 10 too, hehee).. and the sheet music stamp background coz she is into Western music singing. And all that pretty glitter… which girl doesn’t love some bling
CraftyJC 10th Birthday Flip Card 1What went in
Page 2 – A Rainbow Birthday Wish
I wanted a very cheerful and colourful page as the second page. I stamped the tiny little birthday stamps from Hero Arts in some light colours, then went to town with some HeroArts, PTI and Fiskars stamps.
The ‘CELEBRATE’, ‘Happy Birthday to You’ and ‘BIRTHDAY’ hand cut panels where coloured with a swish of water color. The Hero Arts cup cake was coloured by K – I used hers instead of the boring cupcake I’d coloured <grin>
Did you notice that the various elements are coloured with Rainbow Colours?? :)
CraftyJC 10th Birthday Flip Card 2 
What went in
Entering this Page: A Rainbow Birthday Wish
Page 3
One of my faves in this book.. Don’t you love those sentiment panels?
Handcut the grass from a DCQV pack paper, the sky was water color ‘sponged’ using kitchen paper towel. The girl, sun and balloons were water-coloured.CraftyJC 10th Birthday Flip Card 3
What went in
  • Stamps
  • Color
    • Ranger Archival Ink, Memento Dew drops and water color
Page 4
CraftyJC 10th Birthday Flip Card 4
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Page 5
This was meant to be from the bro to the sis.. don’t want too much mush huh! :)))
CraftyJC 10th Birthday Flip Card 5
What went in
Putting the pages together
  • The pages were assembled the way Tejal had and also the blog she’d linked to.
  • I wanted a soft feminine finish – so I chose to make the stand with Chipboard (from ItsyBitsy) covered with pages with DCWV
  • I used a soft pink ribbon to hold the stand together rather

CraftyJC Standing Flip Birthday Card

Are you still here?? :))))) Thank you so much.
I hope this encourages you to try Stamping and Water Colouring – along with the lovely die cutting. I’ve tried very hard to give you enough information on what went in – do let me know if you have any queries :) Thank you so much for stopping by.
Entering for these Challenges

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bloom where you're planted - repeatedly!

I recently made a multi page card for a lovely girl's 10th birthday. And this is one page of that standing card (thanks Tejal for the tute).

The sentiment, I hope, will gently encourage the little girl to bloom to her best .. bloom where God has planted her.. so that she'll be a blessing to everyone. Happy Birthday Jaanu.

What went in -
  • Stamps - Papertrey sets
  • Fabriano Card Stock - white
  • Inks - Memento - they are almost the only ones I own
Can you suggest an alternate card stock?? Fabriano seems to absorb too much ink :(

Entering this to:
  1. Simplicity challenge - Can You Repeat That? (The flowers and butterflies and even the journaling lines were stamped - repeatedly :))
  2. Keep It Simple Challenge - Tropical (I hope the colors are ok)
  3. Muse Challenge - #55 {the color stamped lower page and the Black stamped Sentiment)
Thanks for stopping by :) And remember to bloom where you're planted

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love in a Sizzix Jar

Well, while it may not be truly possible to put love in a jar,  chocolates come real close.

Here is a pretty Candy Jar - in this case a Chocolate Jar with this easy to make Sizzix die.

Love in a Sizzix Candy Jar
  • Die cut the Sizzix Candy Jar with some pretty patterned Card Stock 
  • The Jar has windows to "see- through" what is inside. 
  • I made a tiny bag with acetate/OHP sheets with the hearts. The Hearts are from one the Lovely Doilies Sizzix Thinlits. So, it is just like a shaker card
  • Sealed the other window with another piece of acetate
A little shaker window
  • Tip: Easiest is to tape runners with the windows. Don't use glue - even those Ranger Glossy Accents. Trust me :)))
  • The Paper Heart Popsicle was die cut from cardstock and chipboard and ice-cream stick
  • I added the sentiment "For You" and those cute Cherries to the heart and also a piece of Magnet to so that you can pick this Popsicle up and use it on your fridge to hold a photo maybe!! 

Doubles up as a Fridge Magnet
  • And then I stuffed some home-made chocolates in the bag - and it is all ready to given to that special someone :)

What went in

Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by.
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PS: that picture on the Fridge is a set of Hero Arts stamps coloured by little K
PPS: I love love adding magnets to anything.. an easy way to get more out of whatever we make

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A sweetheart couple

Hello, and welcome back :)
I have a card today. yes, really :)

This super cute sweethearts are from a Sarah Kay stamp - Laura and Henri. I heat embossed the image and coloured with Inktense pencils... learning on the way :)

The image was stamped on Fabriano Card stock and die cut the stamped image with Sizzix Rounded Tags die (657568).

The hearts background is  "generation stamped" with the smallest heart from the Papertrey Simple Valentine set.
The sentiment (from the same set) was stamped in the smallest of Rounded Tags die set and the image on the largest of the set. Versatile, I say. The smaller ones on the Sizziz tags are perfect for sentiments.

Add a little Ranger Stickles to the girl - the girl wanted to Sparkle and Shine :)

What went in
Entering this to
- Itsy Bitsy Bingo Challenge - Emboss + Paper + Clear Stamps

Thanks for stopping by :)



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