Saturday, 26 December 2015

New addition to Just jhumkas!!!

Heya Folks,
Hope you all had a awesome time celebrating christmas and are gearing up to end this year on a high note. This year there were a lot of first for me!!! 
Did my first paper quilled jhumkas, ventured into them inspite of a lot of hesitation... created and shared videos for making decoupage jhumkas.

Now here are is the tin can that got a makeover to suite the awesome jhumkas!!!
This project was a lot of fun for sure as I had this idea bubbling in my mind for quite some time now... Finally decided to make them!!! I personally think its a good trial and I can do much more by tweaking the procedure!!! For now here's presenting the tin cans recycled :)

Here's also sharing the Quilled bead soutache jhumka's( black)!!!

Here's thanking everyone one who stopped by :)

Lots of hugs

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Uptown girl- Christmas wishes!!!

Heya folks,

I am back with another inspiration for the ongoing ICR Challenge that is a recipe challenge. You still have time to take part. Contest closes on 28/12/2015. Hope to see your lovely creations. Come hop on to have some fun.

A clearer view at what you get to cook with :)

So here's what I made!!!

A top folding card keeping in mind the christmassy colours.

Materials used:
1) Pattern paper from Papermania
2) Neenah solar white cardstock 280 gsm
3)Uptown girl stamp- stamping bella
4) Merry christmas sentiment from Micia stamps
5) Markers- Red, brown, peach, pink, green, yellow
6) Pink and red mulberry flowers
7) Golden sequins
8) Red cardstock
9) Golden and silver ribbon

You can take part in the challenge till 28th december 2015!!! For more details click here!!!

Thanks for stopping by :)


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas card churning!!

Heya Folks,

With Chennai receiving rainfall that has caused wide spread devastation I hope that life gets back to normalcy fast and people are safe!!! I have a few of my friends and relatives in Chennai from whom I was lucky enough to get updates that they are safe now.

Now coming over to the blogpost!!! Its a new challenge at Indian craft room ICRCPREWIN02- which is a recipe challenge.

Here's what I made for the challenge!!!

Made a simple christmas card using the following techniques: Heat embossing for the snowflakes and the greeting (merry christmas), Paper piecing for the poinsettia flowers, golden glitter balls for the center of the flowers, sequins in the snowflakes, and golden ribbon!!!

You can take part in the challenge till 28th december 2015!!! For more details click here!!!

Thanks for stopping by :)


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Monogram Madness!!!

Heya folks,

I have been trying ,y hands at mixed media for a year now. I love the textures. There is no going wrong in anyway in this craft process as you go with a flow.

Over at ICR I am hosting the ICRCPREWIN01 which is a flavour board challenge!!!

And it has been 18 days since the challenge went live... Here's the second set of inspiration for the same.

I made a simple monogram based on the colours and texture word!!! :)

Hope this post inspires you to play along with us in this challenge.

So that's all from me now... We have a 500 Rs gift voucher waiting for the artist who blows our mind away with their creation keeping the flavour board in mind.

Do drop by to have some fun along with us at ICR as we have some really cool stuff planned ahead.
Thanks a lot for stopping by,


Heya folks!!!
Hope you all had a awesome and safe diwali. I am back with another project to share for Indian Craft room!!!

It's been a month since I joined in on the Design team for ICR and it's been an awesome start. Being in design team is all about pushing boundaries, learning new stuff and ofcourse inspiring fellow crafters while having fun in the process :)

So here we are with a blog hop at ICR.


You must have arrived from Paru's Blog.

If you got lost along the way you can go back to the start, Click here!!!

So here's My project- A b'day card with a water coloured Penny black flower stamp- The poppy time!!! 

This was a simple card to make. Used distress inks to do the watercolouring here. I think it turned out good enough for a first try.

Now for the hop details


WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop starts on November 15th @ 6:00 pm, IST at ICR….. However you have until November  28, 11:59 pm, IST, to accomplish YOUR HOP by following all the rules to the Blog Hop which can be found here

WHY:  To be inspired by a new & a FIRST TIME theme for your project blog post submissions & to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES & surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: The Color Conceptions Sponsored Prize which is a Rs.500 Gift Voucher to their Online Store AND

ICR sponsor prize 

And if we have over 50 hoppers every designer would induce a personal CANDY TREAT your way!

1)      Starting from ICRFORUM BLOG POST , hop on to all the participating blogs as they unveil their projects on their blog space, each day & leave some love to all including ICR BLOG POST
2)     Once you have hopped & commented on all the blogs including the last reveal you would go back to the ICRFORUM BLOG POST & leave a second comment saying so….
3)     And if you have participated with active crafting {create a card based on any of the water coloring methods opted by the designers on their projects } & have posted your project on your blog space, then kindly link up your name in the inlinkz on ICRFORUM BLOG POST, with a link to your blog post of the project…. 1 entry per person only.
4)     Spread a word to this blog hop all over social media that you access, so that, if the Water Color Blog Hop has over 50 hoppers then the designers would be instigated to offer a personal blog candy on our respective blogs… WIN WIN!!!

ICRCPREWIN01 would continue to run till November 30th as it has turned monthly & is being sponsored by Color Conceptions again… So do not miss on an opportunity to shop your favorites from their store…

And we hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 

Shraddha's Blog

Thanks for stopping by,

Lots of love, 

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Quilled decoupage jhumka and their companions!!!

Heya Folks,

I hope all had a happy and safe diwali. A lot of people have written back to me after seeing my tutorials. It gives me immense pleasure as the efforts that I am putting in to make these tutorials are being rewarded as I am getting quite a few pictures of work that is inspired by the tutorials!!!

Believe me I am only waiting for long holidays to record the next tutorial that is gonna be about how to use the Printed decoupage napkins that were shared in the last tutorial on the Jhumka domes without bleeding!!! Here's the video if you haven't already seen it!!!

Now coming to this post. I have had a few people requesting me to make pendants. So before I put them out, I really had to try various methods out coz I wanted these pendants to be sturdy and resistant to wear and tear!!! I have thus incorporated cabochon bases to make the pendants. 

So I am finally here with the companions for my lone standing quilled decoupage jhumkas in form of quilled decoupage pendants. The method followed to make these pendants is the same as the jhumkas that was shared earlier in the first tutorial.

So here's the reveal!!!

I had the cabochon bases only in brass color so I have used viva decor Inka gold silver to change the colour.

I am pretty happy with the way these turned out!!! What say you??

Thanks for stopping by,


Submitting for
‘Earring ExtraOrdinaire” Contest - Beads and fashion

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Mixed media nameplaque- Trishala

Heya folks,
Its 1st of november and at Indian craft room we are  back with another challenge. And from this time on, its gonna be a month long challenge!!!
This moth is a flavour board challenge. its time for ICRCPREWIN01 Coasteride!!!

I love the flavour board coz the way each person interprets it, is going to be different and it will be quite interesting to see what you all will come up with...

Now for my creation. I made a nameplaque. I have really come a long way in my procedure of making my nameplaques. I am really happy with the way my new techniques that I am picking up are shaping out as a overall product!!!

I should also thank my customers who put in their immense trust in me to make something special each time. Thanks to Carolyn Daniel for this order.

This nameplaque is my 2nd full fledged mixed media nameplque. I am quite happy with the results.

Here's a brief procedure review- The base of the nameplaque is a thick cardstock. I applied 2 coasts of gesso to it. Added textures using various templates from Crafters Workshop. the textures were added randomly. I then played around with Viva decor inka gold colours and Tim holtz distress paints to create the background.

Once I was satisfied with the background. I got down to quilling.

Flavour board Inspirations taken: Colour pallette, flowers, quilling, textures, butterflies

Here's the completed project!!!

Hope this post inspires you to play along with us in this challenge.

Materials used-
1) Thick cardstock
2) Gesso and quilling strips from Itsy bitsy
3)Crafters workshop templates- Harlequin and Art is
4) Viva decor Inka gold- purple, lilac, pink and rose pink
5) Tim holtz distress paint- spiced marmalade- from
6) mulberry flowers from various sources

So that's all from me now... We have a 500 Rs gift voucher waiting for the artist who blows our mind away with their creation keeping the flavour board in mind.

Do drop by to have some fun along with us at ICR as we have some really cool stuff planned ahead.
Thanks a lot for stopping by,

Lots of hugs

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Print your own tissues at home- A video tutorial+Giveaway


I am back with another video tutorial which is the 1st part of the second technique for Quilled Decoupage Jhumkas.

This technique mainly deals with printing of tissue paper with patterns at home. And techniques to stop the bleeding of the colours on coming in contact with varnish. This particular video tutorial will deal with the technique of printing of the tissue at home.

Here are pics of the Quilled Jhumkas I made used tissues printed at home.

Here's the video Tutorial.

Now for the giveaway!!!

I have two Itsy Bitsy vouchers worth 500 INR up for grabs. The giveaway is up on my facebook page!!!
1)Like my Page-
2)Like the giveaway post on facebook.
3)Share the giveaway post on facebook (Public)
4) Share the above video on Facebook.
5) Comment done on the giveaway post on facebook after you have done all the 4 things mentioned above.
Two random winners will be selected using on 8th november 2015.

Stay tuned for the next tutorial which will reveal the techniques used to stop the colour from bleeding!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Submitting for
‘Earring ExtraOrdinaire” Contest - Beads and fashion

Monday, 19 October 2015

Just Jhumkas- Heat embossing technique


I am back with an another successful attempt at creating paper quilled jhumkas. This time I used my versamark ink, embossing powder and my heat tool. Yup the design on the jhumka is heat embossed. I did my trials and ended up getting just what I was looking for!!!

Here are a few pics of the Heat embossed Quilled Jhumkas!!!

 Materials used-
Quilling strips, Gloss glue and earring findings from itsy bitsy!!!
Versamark embossing inkpad and Black embossing powder from !!!
Justrite Elegant fronds background stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.


Submitting to:
1) Lulupu challenge-  #54 embossing magic 
2) Wow! October challenge
3) Beyond grey challenges- anything goes
4)‘Earring ExtraOrdinaire” Contest - Beads and fashion

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Warm wishes- Diwali!!!


Its been a long time since I got continuous holidays... Yayyy!!! I have 5 days of official holidays coming up next week. Apart from studies ofcourse I will be crafting too. I have a small tutorial planned for my decoupage quilled earring version 2. I will be doing it mostly in 2 parts. This should be up by this month end.

Now coming onto the challenge we have for you at Indian Craft room. This times theme is Diwali+ sketch. Your creations need to be diwali oriented and you will have to follow the sketch that is provided by the Design team. This was a tough nut for me to crack coz I haven't tried my hands ever at making cards according to the sketch. There was some brainstorming that went on for this particular one.
Click on the above pic to be redirected to ICR site!!!

So here's the sketch you have to work with.
I always wanted to try my hands at shaker cards and I finally did so. 
This is my design team inspiration for Indian craft room challenge this fortnight.

Base card: I used Neenah solar white cardstock for the card base. Colored it using spiced marmalade Tim Holtz distress inks. Ran my double sided tissue tape runner horizontally to create stripes. Then stuck deco foil from iCratfs to the tape. I alternated between silver and gold colour deco foil.

Shaker panel- Coloured it using Fossiled amber and highlighted using abandoned coral. cut out a circle in the center and attached acetate sheet to the back side of the panel. Build up space for the sequins to move in by using 3M double sided thick tape. Using Versamark embossing ink to stamp medallions in random fashion the panel and dusted it with gold mica powder which was then set using water. As the distress inks reactivate with water the panel has a distinct pattern that is formed!!!

I kept the focus point as a diya that is stuck on the acetate. The diya is made from paper piecing.

The sentiment is printed on my printer. 

If you would want to take part in the challenge you can link here!!! This event is sponsored by Die Cuts and More. This is an awesome chance for you to win 3 stamping blocks with grids which is completely made in India.

Hope this post inspired you :)

Supplies used- 1) Neena solar white cardstock 280 gsm
2) Tim holtz distress inks- Spiced marmalade, fossiled amber, abandoned coral
3) Decofoil- gold and silver
4)Various sequins
5) Acetate sheet
6) Versamark embossing ink
7) Gold mica power

 Thanks for stopping by :)


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Some new beginnings- Happy announcements

Heya ppl,

I have some great news to share. Remember the audition I gave for Indian craft room which I had posted recently about. Yayyy!!! I got selected. 

Have been given the opportunity to work along side awesome artists as a new ICR designer at Indian craft room for 6 months!!!
During my BDS times this was the site I would go to get inspired by the wonderful work of others. I am elated to have started to work on projects!!! The challenges will run fortnightly. The first challenge which is named as Coasteride ICRCAUT01- Triangles+more than three.

More about this particular coasteride here and submission linky tool too :) here's the link

So here's my first DT inspiration project for Indian craft room.

The first coasteride is all about triangles. Basically the project should have 3 or more triangles. Here's what I came up with for the coasteride.

I made a 5*7 inch canvas. 

A little about the process of making:

First I made by background which is made from quilled triangles of various sizes. I then gave them a layer of gesso which was left to dry. After it was dry used Viva decor Inka gold metallic pastes to colour in the triangles. I used a gradation of colours. 

Used chipboard from Itsy Bitsy heat embossed them with different colours. The butterfly is heat embossed as well. 

 My focus point is the quote which reads- ' If you were a triangle, you would be acute one'. The cardstock is then coloured with distress inks- Fossiled amber and spiced marmalade.

Used doilies and flowers to match up the creations. As final touch I sprayed a layer of silver Lindy's stamp gang spray to add more shimmer. 

That's all for my creation.

You can view the creations of my fellow DT's here!!!

Supplies used.
- 5*7inch canvas, 3mm quilling strips, gesso, Chipboards shapes, doilies, and pink flower from Itsy Bitsy.
- Lindy's stamp gang silver spray.
- Viva decor inka gold colours- Lava red, orange, Indian yellow, lava green, steel blue, cobalt blue and violet
- Tim Holtz distress inks- fossiled amber, spiced marmalade.
- Other flowers from various sources- Vishakha Mittal, Crafters corner.
- Embossing powders- tinsel red, gold and enchanted gold from ranger;  vintage royal blue and vintage lilac from stampendous.
-Jef butterfly punch
- Versamark embossing ink

Hope I have inspired you to take part.

Thanks for stopping by


Submitting to
1) Beyond grey challenges- 72- Anything goes