Hello again!

Am back here sooner than you and I thought! πŸ˜€ Oh well! Seems I will not be around to either bake or craft for a few weeks so might as well make the most of it now! πŸ™‚

My second son has graduated to the middle school as of this month. And a couple of moms requested me to make a card for the class teacher who was with them for three years in a row πŸ™‚ I decided on a layout rather than a card and here’s what I made πŸ™‚


Sorry about the pic with the plastic cover on! Remembered to take a pic just before I was rushing off to school! πŸ˜€

Made this for the class teacher. Used PTI seed packet die as pockets for each child of the class to write a small note for the teacher πŸ™‚ The kids were excited about it and as you can see, some were quite colorful about it! The grateful is the PTI words die and mulberry roses. Base paper is Studio Calico.

The teacher came to me and said that the kids managed to keep the whole process a surprise and she was quite taken in with the whole thing. She actually broke down in class and said she got very emotional and was touched by the gesture πŸ™‚ Yes!

I also made another LO for the primary Principal and the rest of the staff πŸ™‚



Used a lovely MAMBI embossed papers (the whole stack of it which I bought more than 2 years back but have not used but a couple of sheets from it! Such pretty papers! :P) and left it simple for the paper to take center stage. Again, words die cut and stamps from Darcies’s.

As my dear friend, Priya mentioned, we are having a sale cum exhibition this weekend and so working towards it! Amongst other things πŸ™‚ So much to do…..lots of crafting to go before we sleep! πŸ˜€

Thanks for swinging by and have a great week!






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Baby Saanvi

Yello people! Hope you missed me while I was gone! πŸ˜›

Life was crazy these past weeks….tests, exams, school drop and pick ups, holidays (had a blast with an out of town trip too!), thread-thin help at home…..nothing very unusual! πŸ˜€ But we muddled along all of it and here I am with an album I made for a year-old baby girl. The request was for a month-wise album and so here goes!


Kept the cover rather simple for a baby album I realized πŸ™‚ Used mulberry flowers from Priya Sivaraj’s store and papers from my stash (Papermania and Echo Park). My new fav die is the chevron die from MFT also from Priya πŸ™‚ Been used quite a bit in this album as you will see!




A lot of the embellies from K and Company die cuts, most of the sentiments from Fiskars Baby stamp, and the super cute teddies from a paper pack (from Forever Friends) called Hugs and Cuddles πŸ™‚

It is soooooo hot here now that it takes a lot of energy just to do something! πŸ™‚ Will be a bit slow over the next few months also considering summer is now truly set in and the kids will be off school too. Planning some baking and craft classes over the next few weeks so will be busy with that! Hoping the power situation is not too bad…..considering poor souls in other parts of our state having to swelter it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! Appreciate it! πŸ™‚

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ICR Guest DT Blog Hop

Hello and good morning to you all!


Welcome to the ICR Guest DT Blog Hop!Β ICR is Celebrating their 2nd year of Awesomeness in the month of February and I am honored as one of their Guest Designers in 2012 to put together this blog hop for you. ICR is having some cool fun activities and challenges as part of their 2nd Anniversary and I hope you stop by ICRΒ to check out all the fun & win a token for every single activity you participate in through out the month.

Please do leave a comment here on my blog post as well as the other Guest DT’s on the Blog hop to win some fun anniversary tokens for the Anniversary celebrations. You can get more information on Tokens on ICR here. The more tokens you earn the better chances of winning a prize. Plus, one random commenter from all the blogs will be selected to win a special prize sponsored by Color Conceptions online store!


Color Conceptions craft store was started with the whole aim of bringing best craft supplies from around the world at nominal prices.We specialize in all the craft materials and we are most people’s favorite store in India!!Β 

Priya Sivaraj is giving aΒ 6*6 Carta Bella Paris Girl paper pad!



If you have come from Priya’s blog, then you are in the right place, if not, please go to the ICR GD POST and start from there.

This is my creation for this special event!

Shob hop

Stayed true to my CAS style and used MME Follow Your Heart stamps for this along with Studio Calico wood veneer banners, which I inked in and added the number 2 to it. The main HB image is from PTI 2012 Birthday Tags set stamped on oval limitless layers dies, again from PTI.

Many thanks to ICR for this opportunity to be part of the second year celebrations! ICR has taken the Indian crafting community by storm and here’s wishing ICR a great year ahead and hoping many more would join this amazing creative movement! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by. Next up in the hop is, Vidya Bharat!

ICR GD BLOG HOP 2013 next butt

In case you get lost, you can always go back to ICR GD PostΒ and start from there.

Have fun hopping and do check out all the other fun activities being planned for this whole month! πŸ™‚

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All Pink!

Hello there!

Craft seems to have taken some sort of importance here πŸ™‚ Its been a while since I did some cards and used dies to highlight the card. I got some Memory Box dies and I put them to good use here.

Linking to Less is More Week 104 – Sketch and using the colors at ColorQ #174Β 

Love this sketch! So versatile but the only catch at LIM is that they requested the band stay at the bottom third of the card.


Used the lovely Tessatina border die and cut it with three different pink shades and filled up the shapes with the different colors. Matted it on a chocolate brown cardstock and sentiment from PTI Damask Designs.


Simple but striking! Left the panel overhang on the sides….will take a decision to cut to size later πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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Washi and Friends!

Yello there!

Good to see you here again….yes…been a while since I posted anything! Not for the want of things to post but just no time! Baked away quite a bit in between and then had a totally mad weekend at our school fete. Made 320 sandwiches for all the teacher and parent volunteers over the weekend and then 250 cupcakes on sunday to sell at the fete! Whew! You can say that again! πŸ™‚ So all baked out now…..albeit a short while!

Decided that I had too many craft supplies that were not being used. Just been collecting more and more but not making use of most of what I have bought recently! πŸ™‚ Guess I have many nodding their heads and putting up their hands and saying….yes…same boat! πŸ™‚ So gave my crafting a go today! And made two cards….

Linking to Less is More LIM 103 – Friends and Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Use Washi Tape

Playing challenges after quite a while and it feels right to start with Less is More. Was a weekly player there but not so anymore 😦 Hope to do better this year! And Simon Says challenges are so popular that I miss out every time for some reason or the other! This time too is cutting it really fine with just an hour to go to link up! πŸ™‚ Without further ado……


Since the LIM theme is friends, and my friend sentiments or images are too few to choose from….I chose to go with this cute tag from W R Memory Keepers. Twine from Hero Arts and washi and the cute wood veneer bird (Studio Calico) from Karuna. So great that we don’t have to wait for someone to come from the US to get craft supplies for us anymore! Thanks Karuna! πŸ™‚


Ain’t that the cutest bitty bird ya saw? πŸ™‚


Another card I made in the same breath with washi and more wood veneer potty people …as they are called! πŸ˜€ Just dabbed them with some color and sentiment from PTI Half and Half set. Washi from stash.


As you can see, the wood veneer is my new fav! Just love how they add so much in such little space! πŸ™‚ Totally cute!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Need to take our German guest out for a walk to show him around our shopping street! πŸ™‚ Cheerio!

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Baby K Album

Hello y’all!

A quick post to share an album that Priya Venkat and I made a while back. We got the specifics and other details in person as the lady ordering the album was from out of town. Now, we had not cleared the issue of final hand over. And so we thought we would wait till we heard from the lady. And she called one morning to say she is coming into town, could she please pick up the album?!?!?! Priya and I then sat and worked on this together and it came about in a few hours time! We had a blast spending time together and having my sister also put in her two bits of criticism and supplied us with tea and munchies! πŸ™‚

album 8

By the looks of it, it is one of the earlier albums we made. It was actually quite colorful and very CAS in style! Considering it got done in just a few hours, it turned out quite nice, if I may say so myself! πŸ™‚ And the pictures were taken in the car, on the way to hand over! πŸ˜€

album 8 C


album 8 A


album 8 B


We obviously did not have the time to embellish it too much and kept the focus on the sentiments. A satisfying project that turned out beautiful in the end! πŸ™‚ All izzzz well….!

Thank you for stopping by! And have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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Holiday Cards – Take 4!


The weekend has started for me and it is looking like a crazy one! Have to catch up with my near-empty stash of Christmas/New Year cards that I am getting worried. Plus there is baking to be done too….aarrrggghhhh! πŸ™‚ I salute all those amazing women who manage work+kids+house+hobby+life++++++! Here’s to all of you! πŸ™‚

Anyway. I did manage SOME cards this week πŸ™‚ Linking this card to Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #94 – detail glitter technique and to Young Crafter’s Unite #16 – Happy Holidays

I love glitter and bling and anything that sparkles and shines! I have all kinds of bling and love to add just that little bit to jazz up my project πŸ™‚ So this technique was not new to me but at the same time called to me too! πŸ˜€

mim94 A 01

A simple card using paper that Priya Venkat shared with me so no idea what line it is! πŸ™‚ Bells die and stamp from PTI Bells and Boughs set, sentiment from Stylish Holiday sentiments stamp, snowflake stamp from Inkadinkado’s Warm Holiday Wishes stamp with PTI spring rain ink, PTI glitter, ribbon from stash and shiny bell is a 3-D embellie set πŸ™‚

A closer look perhaps?

mim94 01

Used a glue pen and added the glitter. A little shine never hurts eh? πŸ™‚

mim94 B 01

So there you are! Happy crafting and have a lovely weekend! And many thanks for stopping by to leave me awesome comments! Totally appreciate it! πŸ™‚

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Holiday Cards – Take 3!

Hi there!

A quick post to link my card for two challenges –

Freshly Made Sketches #63 and Young Crafters Unite #16 – Happy Holidays


A simple card for this challenge using the sketch –

Folded tree

Folded tree

Saw this cute folded tree with a link on pinterest – looks snazzy and so easy to make! πŸ™‚ Used some washi for the bg and the card is done! Yay! Sentiment from PTI Communique Curves.

I made another card but added a bit more color πŸ™‚

cts#6 04Added a lavender bg and some scraps.
So which version do you like better? πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Ta ta!

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Holiday Cards – Take 2!


Is going to be a short post as my day today is super busy! πŸ™‚ Have some baking to do and errands to run!

Linking toΒ LIM #95 – Galmour/glitz, Case this Sketch#7, Young Crafters Unite #16 – Happy Holidays

All blingy!

All blingy!

I went all blingy for this card! Β A little jazz on your project never hurts πŸ™‚ Used the PTI christmas tree die, Holiday lights stamp (clear embossed) and sentiment from the same set, bling bought locally.

Well, gotta go and bake some cupcakes πŸ™‚ Tks for peeking in and have a great weekend!

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Holiday Cards – Take 1!

Howdy do y’all?!?! πŸ™‚

And this is a craft post after quite a while I think! And time it is as the holiday season is round the corner and time to get some cards in place! πŸ™‚

Playing along with some challenges – CAS-ual Fridays #79 – Winter Blues (winter themed project showcasing blue), Clean and Simple Stamping #217

And the card I made for this challenge –

Used the dark blue strip of handmade paper with some lovely metal notches on it and paired it with snowflake pp from a pack that I bought three years ago (yes! I still have it!) called Santa’s on his way from Hallmark and a die cut with the PTI stars die. Sentiment from PTI’s Communique Curves and the postmark from PTI’s 2010 Holiday Tags. Like the way it turned out! πŸ™‚

The next challenge I am linking to is for Crafter’s Corner #2 – dies/punches + stamping

And the cards I made, Β staying true to my CAS style –

A simple Christmas card using the circle dies, the bow and poinsettia dies and stamps. A light background with Hero Arts music bg stamp. Sentiment from PTI Stylish Holiday sentiments.

This is a simple card that can be mass produced! Used PTI triangle dies and an edger (not sure which number), bell image and sentiment from PTI Bells and Boughs set.

Whew! Sorry about the multi-challenge-link post. Crazy to be doing individual posts at this time when time is precious! My apologies for offending anyone with that! Well….it is MY time eventually! πŸ˜›

Thanks for peeking in and here’s wishing you a great start to the holiday season – crafting or baking! πŸ™‚

And many thanks to all my new followers! Hope the bakers are not upset with my crafty post and vice versa! πŸ˜€

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