Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ICRCWIN01: Tic Tac Toe Challenge with a “Mandala” Twist

Hey Everyone!


I'm so excited for this challenge!  I've been a part of ICR since 2012, so being able to host a challenge is always a BIG deal to me.   Ash and the DTs we have on board this year are beyond talented, as you'll see!!!

Here is our challenge...


I've been recently coloring away in my adult coloring books, and fell in love with one specific page full of mandalas.  That is what I used for my card.  Here is my card...

I am using the top horizontal line 
BLING + RIBBON + STENCIL

Here is my card...

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and my Tim Holtz distress inks for the background.  I then colored  and cut out a few mandalas, layered them at the top left corner, and trimmed off the edges.  There are 3 layers to the mandala.  I topped it off with some gold rhinestones.  

Hope you'll join us for this current challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM

I also received an awesome present for Christmas from my hubby, but never got a chance to share it earlier!  My present was a pre-order for the Workbox 2.0 from the Original Scrapbox!!!  My aunt has one of these, and absolutely loves it...she and I had a conversation about it last Spring, and I'm pretty sure the hubby was taking notes!  THANKS BABE! :)

I've been eyeing this thing for years!  A place where I can stash my craft stuff, as it's piled up in a corner right now.  I also want to get everything as organized as possible, before the baby starts getting into it!  It'll arive in late spring or early summer...can't wait!!!

Long post! 
Thanks for stopping by!


~Supplies Used~
Card Stock: Various
Adhesives: Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers'
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Scissors, Stencil (Heidi Swapp), 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards: February Challenge #29
Stamp Art Papel:  Challenge 69 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: Challenge #8 - Anything Goes


Friday, January 15, 2016

ICRCPREWIN03: CAS Challenge - 2nd Round of DT Inspiration

Hey Everyone!



Here is my 2nd card for the the current CAS Challenge at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM
Hope you'll stop by and join us!  

Here is our challenge...
ICRCPREWIN03: CAS Challenge



You'd think a CAS card would be a quick card to make right?  Not really LOL!
I did have lots of fun with it though :D

Here is my card....



The NEW item that I used for my card was the "Damask" Stamp from K & Company.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. 



Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Friend Paru's new challenge on her blog!



ICR “INDIAN FLAG COLORS + TWIST” BLOG HOP {Jan 2016 LINK PARTY}!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the ICR BLOG HOP for Jan 2016!  
You should have arrived here from Bhavana's Blog 
If unsure, you can begin the HOP from the 
INDIAN CRAFT ROOM



Here are all the details you'll need….

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: MEMBERS OF ICR ONLY!

WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop started on January 15th @ 6:00 pm, IST at ICR….. However you have until January 28th, 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, and to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES and surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: The Sponsored Prize is from...



Here is my card...


A couple of years ago, I bought a stack of burlap for bridal shower centerpieces I created (will have to share a pic!) It's been sitting there for so long, that I was finally able to use it for this card.  I lightly went over it with white paint, and am realizing there is so much more I can do with it.  Hope to create a scrapbook page with it soon!

The eyelets on the corners kept the burlap from unweaving.  Instead of stamping a sentiment, I used a rub-on...



RULES:

1) Starting here ICRFORUM BLOG POST , hop on to all the participating blogs & leave 
some love to them including THIS ICR BLOG POST

2) Once you have hopped & commented on all the blogs you would come back to the
 ICRFORUM BLOG POST {where you started which is here} & leave a second comment saying so….

3) Link up your name and link in the inlinkz provided at the Indian Craft Room.  
 Must be linked directly to your project post. 

4) When submitting the project to ICR Gallery, be sure to tag the name is ICRBH01 


5) Spread a word to this blog hop all over social media that you access


6) ONE CREATION PER CRAFTER.


7) Socialize with us on social media to catch up with extras on "FUN & FROLIC" 



      



We hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 
The next blog you'll be hoping over to is DT Priya's blog!  HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!





I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, January 2, 2016

ICRCPREWIN03: CAS Challenge

Hey Everyone!

Hope you'll join us for our current challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM! Hope you'll stop by and join us!  

Here is our challenge...
ICRCPREWIN03: CAS Challenge



There is something very beautiful about the simplicity and really helps you zone in on the details.  I normally don't create CAS cards, but I had fun with this one! 

Here is my card....


The new item that I used for my card was the "Big Build A Banner 2" Stamp Set from SP & Company.  I've had the set for a few years and finally used it!



Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~
Stamps: "Build A Banner 2" and "Mix'n Match Occasions (SP & Company)
Card Stock: "Beautiful Life by Laura Passage" (Echo Park)  and Various

Adhesives: Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers'

Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Scissors

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes







Monday, December 21, 2015

ICRCPREWIN: Recipe Challenge - 2nd Round of DT Inspiration

Hey Everyone!

Here is my 2nd card for the the current RECIPE challenge at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM

So, I wanted to talk a bit about LIGHTING for my projects!  Oh my!  I was having a difficult time with lighting up my cards for a picture, as I mostly craft at night now.  After visiting craft blogs galore and seeing the different setups for picture taking, I decided I should invest in a soft box and tabletop lights. The set up does take up a bit of table space, but it's worth it!  

I opt to have natural lighting along with this, but for night time picture taking, this set up is perfect. The lights came in time for me to take my pic, so here it is.  Not so shabby ;)  Will keep playing around with the set up!

Here is my card for the 2nd round of DT inspiration...


Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies Used~
Stamps: Sentiment "Stampin' Up), Holiday Bird (Craft Smart)
Inks: White Pigment Ink (Color Box), Black Ink, (Memento), Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Card Stock: Various
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers, Ki Adhesive Runner
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut), Corner Punch (Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper), Circle Stencil (Heidi Swapp), Velcro (Velcro), Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger), Colored Pencils (Fantasia)
Embellishments: Sequins (Nicole), Craft Clothespin (Warlmart), Dazzling Details (Stampin' Up)


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:



Thursday, December 17, 2015

ICRCPREWIN02: Recipe Challenege

Hey Everyone!

Hope you'll join us for our current challenge over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM! Hope you'll stop by and join us!  

Here is our challenge...
ICRCPREWIN02: Recipe Challenge


This was a a fun challenge, and I'm sharing both of my inspirations for this month today, but will post separately. 

Here is my first card....

I used the Joy Fold Technique (aka gatefold technique).  I think "Joy Fold" sounds so much more fitting - tis the season!  I decorated the inside with a dark green ribbon which looks black in the picture, and reminds me of Santa's outfit.  Not what I was trying for, but I think it works :)  
The DP and Christmas embellishment I've been hanging onto for a few years, so was happy to finally use them.  



Thanks for stopping by!
~Supplies Used~
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Card Stock: Various
Adhesives: Tombow, Scotch Tape Runner, 3-D Stickers'
Tools: Paper Cutter (Cricut)








Saturday, November 21, 2015

ICR “WATER COLOR” BLOG HOP {NOV 2015 LINK PARTY}!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to DAY 7 of the ICR BLOG HOP!  
You should have arrived here from Bhavana's Blog 
If unsure, you can begin the HOP from the 
INDIAN CRAFT ROOM



Here are all the details you'll need….

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: MEMBERS OF ICR ONLY!

WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop started 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, and to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES and surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…



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



...and if we have over 50 hoppers every designer would induce a personal CANDY TREAT your way!  Here is a sneak peak!




Here is my card...
Thanksgiving is on November 26th and my family has a big shindig every year.  With the family growing in size, we look forward to getting together to celebrate family traditions. 

We have a grande dinner on Thanksgiving!  My aunt cooks the best turkeys....yes 2!  One of those turkeys is usually a masala turkey (drooling). Have been thinking about thanksgiving dinner for weeks now...can hardly wait for it!

I'll be bringing her a hostess gift and this card to go with it!

I had too much fun with these watercolors, and am looking forward to making some more.  I used the watercolor embossing resist technique.  The bronze leaves were embossed first, and then I watercolored.  I embossed the "thanks" sentiment as well and used 3-d dots to pop it up, as well as the leaves embellishments. 



RULES:

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 {where you started which is here} & leave a second comment saying so….

3) And if you have participated with active crafting {created a project 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….

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 WIN!!!

5) ONE CARD PER CRAFTER.


6) Socialize with us on social media to catch up with extras on “Fun & Frolic”



      
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…


We hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 
The next blog you'll be hoping over to is DT Ash's blog!  HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!



I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges - Challenge #4 - Add a Sentiment