Friday, April 15, 2011

Itty-bitty Caterpillar Ride

Hello people,

I know I said I'd be absent for a while... but hey, a girl can craft when she is in a super duper mood ;-) And when there is a delicious challenge on 'for the first time ever' at the Indian Craft Room blog, who would want to miss it?

The challenge combines a color palette PLUS our interpretation of I-C-R! Here is the palette:

And here is my take: Itty-bitty Caterpillar Ride mini for a very close friend's son who loves caterpillars (and that was the starting point of course):

Well, the inside pages don't really go with the color challenge but keeping my fingers crossed that this quick (yep, 3 hours or so :) - quite obvious from the tons of stickers) mini is accepted! Let me run you through the pages:

I had to rely on the leftover Printasticks and alpha stickers I had :( {NOTE to self --- if I want to create albums I must order some alpha dies!!}

Tried a baragello technique here (inspiration from SCS of course!):

Again, foam alphas from local stationers... buttons were Aaryan's idea:

Ok, the sticker is girly.. sorry... hoping the 1 year old boy won't notice :-p

A little note card on the left to write a personalized message:

The blank pages are for pics... I'll need to see if I have any to print and stick or I'll leave it to her to journal...

Did I mention that the papers are mostly DCWV (Nana's Nursery and Mat Stack) and Hobby Ideas (last blue dots page). Corrugated sheets are from the local craft/stationery store.

Hope you liked it! 

I am not done yet... Tejal has some yummy bling candy up for grabs! :)  Why don't you go to the talented lady's blog and check out the rules :) to win this gorgeous candy:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A couple of blog awards

Hi everyone,

I am a bit too occupied at the moment and unable to craft... just thought I'd share a few lovely blog awards that I received recently....

1) I received this award from my friend, Christina. Thank you so very much, girl!

2) I got this one from my friend, Suzanne. Thank you dearie!

Aaryan and I are leaving for Kolkata next week so I might not be blogging actively till then and I definitely won't be online after the 24th for a month. Excited and looking forward to my brother in law's wedding :) wish you all a month of crafting delight! :)


Friday, April 8, 2011

A mini album-card

Hi there,

Yeah, it has been a while since I posted something... just plain busy... my brother in law's wedding is just about a month away and we are a little busy with things now :) I have been crafting too... just that I didn't post some little projects. Anyway, for the last 2 days (it took me the longest time ever!!), I've been busy with this little project for Vineet's cousin sister's daughter...

Inspired by colors from Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger:

This project is inspired by Laura's Garden Bugs Train mini album. I wanted to make something fun and cute for the little girl... I'm not overly happy with my choice of papers though :( but I'm glad with the final outcome! {Note to self: Use papers from the same pack next time I am in a hurry.... saves lot of time that I otherwise spend on matching!)

I loved the cute bugs in Laura's album.... couldn't do them justice here but I hope she likes it!

The cupcake is from a PTI stamp set... I filled in the icing with poster colors for brighter shine ;-)

The brad (center of the flower) was part of something I won at Yvonne's blog.

The 'Hello Kitty' chipboard piece is something I've been hoarding for a while not knowing what to do with it....

Ok, I messed up both these pages by writing in my stupid handwriting :( ... well, shows its handmade-ness!

Just wanted to show you this pretty paper lace tape I'd got from Hobby Ideas (before it closed down in my area :( ).

I know I could add more ribbon and flowers to the rings and pages... but I'm too lazy... I might add some before I give it away today :D

and finally... though the wrapping looks a bit shabby, I want to share a pic of this amazing ribbon :)... no, i didn't buy it! My mom had a roll of it lying with her (for God knows how long!) and she thought only I could use it :-p

Ciao soon,


PS: Aaryan is watching me type and wants me to add his name (the only word he can spell and read) in this post... big hugs from him to my blog friends :p

Friday, April 1, 2011

Long time...

Ahh here I am after eons! Blame the stupid internet connection... it has been down for some 10 days now!

But here's a little something that I created:

I am submitting this for RRR Challenge #21 - Use dies/punches and ribbon.

And another card that was more of an attempt to get the mojo rolling:

Nothing much to talk about here, but yeah, sometimes cards like this just have to be :-/
Aaryan's not keeping well today so I am keeping this short.

Ciao (hopefully I won't vanish again soon)