Sunday, September 3, 2017

IQCG #40 - Fall theme

Hello friends,

The summer heat is about to end and we are welcoming the beautiful season of Autumn. Autumn is the second spring when every flower is a leaf. The roads are full of the beautiful dead leaves. It just reminds me that sometimes the end could be as beautiful as the beginning.

Well, keeping in mind the beauty of this season we have come up with the Fall theme and here is my inspiration.

Waiting to see all your wonderful entries for this amazing cue... I am sure we will get to see some amazing stuff as usual... Link up your project here.


Friday, August 4, 2017

IQCG #39 - India

August being the month which we all Indians rejoice. Our day of independence just around the corner. Keeping that in mind, we at IQCG have the theme 'India' for our challenge this month.

I really took some time to come up with something for this theme and finally ended up making a peacock which is our national bird and also something that I had not tried so far.

Waiting to see all your wonderful entries for this amazing cue... I am sure we will get to see some amazing stuff as usual... Link up your project here


Saturday, July 8, 2017

#77 - Blooms from Addie's Garden

Hello Everyone,

I got this beautiful stamp set last year and never got around to using it. Its got some amazing flowers and I have had a lot of fun playing around with this set. Here, is my first card,

I heat embossed the images and used Gansai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment is from Simon
Says Stamp and the frame is from MFT Dienamics.

Entering this card for :

1) Pile It On! # 32 - Primary Colours 

2) The Flower Challenge # 10 - Embossing - Heat/Dry

3) Pink and Main Challenges # 23

Thank You!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

IQCG# 38 - Mixed Media - Textures and Shine

Time for the monthly challenge at the IQCG blog and this time we are looking for something mixed media with lots of textures and shine.

My DT inspiration is here

I altered a perfume bottle and thoroughly enjoyed the process and was absolutely thrilled with the outcome. I started of with pasting tissue paper with some gel medium. Once that was dried I glued the chipboard and the glued elements(flowers and leaves). The next step was applying black gesso and once that dried I coloured the flowers and leaves and the chipboard with some metallic acrylic paint.
Sprayed some mica sprays  and spread some gold wax for an added effect. Finished it off with some microbeads.

Materials used :
Gel medium
Tissue paper
Black gesso
Metallique wax
Mica sprays
Micro beads
Acrylic paint

Waiting to see all your wonderful entries for this amazing cue... I am sure we will get to see some amazing stuff as usual... Link up your project here...

Entering this for

1) The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge # 38
Altered embellishment is the chipboard.

Thank you!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

#76 - Another Fresh Cut Florals

I just cant get enough of this stamp set. Can I? Love this set fromWplus9... Here is another simple card with the Fresh Cut Florals along with WRMK Next Generation embossing folders.

Thank You!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

#75 - Mixed Media Canvas

This is my very first Mixed Media Canvas. Mixed Media is so much. Loved every moment of creating this thing and its come out really good.

I got to use lot of different mediums here.

Materials used :- 
5 * 7 inch canvas
Heart + Love Wooden Embellishment
Steampunk clogs
Butterfly Die-cuts
Mica Sprays
Metallique Waxes(Rose gold and White gold) from Art Alchemy
Faber Castell Glitter Paste(Rose Gold)
Micro Beads(Copper) from Art ingredients
Gel Medive the cium
Script Stencil from Dusty Attic
Black Gesso
Modelling Paste

I first created the script texture with the stencil. Then glued the heart, clogs and buttons with the gel medium. I then used the waxes to give the canvas a golden effect.Finnished it off with some glitter paste, micro beads and mica sprays till I was satisfied.

Entering this canvas for :

My choice was #34 - Buttons

Thank You!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#74 - Fresh Cut Florals

At the start of the year I promised myself to craft more but due to some really urgent and important personal issues couldn't do that for the past few months. Now, I am trying to get back to more of crafting so hopefully I post regularly.

This week I thought of playing with my most favorite floral stamp set - WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals. Made a card using this stamp set, the background is done using the Tim Holtz Dots Fade stencil and the sentiment is die-cut using Simon Says Stamps 'Happy' die.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

IQCG #37 - Blue with a splash

"To a thirsty man, a drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold"

To me, the word 'splash' will always get childhood memories when I played in the rain, jumped in puddles and splashed water all over. That's what my son does today :-)

But water is getting scarce today that we have save every drop of it and that what I have tried to portray in my entry here.

Waiting to see all your wonderful entries for this amazing cue... I am sure we will get to see some amazing stuff as usual... Link up your project here... And have a month full of amazing monsoon...

Thank you!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

IQCG #36 - Rainbow Colors

Somewhere over the rainbow,
skies are blue,
And the dreams that you,
Dare to dream,
Really do come true.

And that is the theme for the May challenge. Such a wonderful cue to create a project. I made a simple little jellyfish with 10mm strips and used all the rainbow colors.

Waiting to see all your wonderful entries for this colourful cue... I am sure we will get to see some amazing stuff as usual... Link up your project here ... And have a colourful month...

Thank you!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

IQCG Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Indian Quilling Challenge Group turns 3 this month and we are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop!

Here is my creation,

This month there will be no quilling contest!!!

Our team will showcase birthday inspiration throughout the month on the below scheduled dates.

Starts from IQCG - 1st April
5th April - Aparna
9th April - Daniela
12th April - Gouri
15th April - Priya
19th April - Priyanka
22nd April - Shweta
26th April - Sriranjini
28th April - me

Exciting prizes from our sponsors will be given to one winner selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop.

Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate, 
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna
4.  GV for Rs.250 from Ranibow Kraftkari Store
Reena dhairyawan
Jovita serrao dsouza
Maninder kaur
One random winner will be chosen by our DTs and they will get a special goodie bag from us.

All you have to do is

- Follow IQCG blog if you are not a follower
- Copy & paste the following birthday hop picture on your blog and spread the news on social media
- Join our Indian quilling Challenge Facebook group
- Visit all our DTs blog and leave some love
-Commenting on this post is also a must 
- Anyone with Indian Postal address can join 

So, join in the fun this month and win...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IQCG #35 - Celebrate Woman

You can do almost Anything you put your mind to,
You can swim the Deepest Ocean and climb the Highest Peak,
You can face Adversity and still walk Dauntless,
You are Strong, Beautiful, Compassionate
Much more than words could ever say!!!
This is your month.. Happy Woman's Day and Month

Welcome to the new challenge and this months theme is Celebrate Woman... Pretty apt for this month.... First of all Happy Woman's Day to all you beautiful ladies out there...

Here is my DT inspiration... A beautiful, confident woman who works really hard for her family, kids and lastly for herself. She is tired, stressed out at times but still manages to let her hair loose and smile...

Waiting to see all your wonderful entries about womanhood... I am sure we will get to see some amazing stuff as usual... Link up your project here... And again Happy Womans Day...

Thank You!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

#73 - Geek Love


Wow, last few days were really hectic for me. I was working hard and prepping for a monthly handmade market here in Perth and well, the weather had to be bad and the market had to be postponed. Anyways, got lots of cards done. But was so busy couldn't post it here.

So, this weekI have decided to work with the My Favorite Things 'Geek is Chic' stamp set along with its coordinating dies. Its a very versatile stamp set and I enjoyed playing with it a lot.

Here is my first card

Entering this for


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

IQCG #34 - Love Is....


Aquilling post after a long time... Its quilling this week and I have my DT post for IQCG here.. The theme this month for IQCG challenge is 'Love Is'.

To me, love brings colors in our lives. It  brings meaning, excitement, vibrancy to our lives. And thats how I have tried to bring about in my card here( Well, I have gotten myself so much into cardmaking that I couldnt thinking making anything else)

Head to the IQCG blog and particpate in this most beautifully themed challenge this month.

Participate and win some very exciting prizes. One Winner and one best Topper will be awarded.

Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate, 3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna

So, grab your quilling tools and get going.. All the best,,

Entering this card for
1) Paru's Card Making Challenges

Friday, January 27, 2017

#72 - Snowflakes on pink

Back again with another card from the Simon Says stamp January Kit. I have 2 more cards to share which I will be doing tomorrow.

I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and white embossed them on a pink cardstock. White embossed the sentiment on vellum and glued it onto the pink cardstock. Finished off with a few sequins.

Thank You!!

#71 - Colored Snowflake

And I am still playing with the Simon Says Stamps January Card Kit.

Today, I colored the snowflake, stamped the sentiment and layered it all on the pattern paper. Pattern from this kit are really cute.Liked how the card turned out. However, I feel I could have used another sentiment.

I used the MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies and finished off the card with sequins from the kit.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#70 - Its Card Kit this week


This week I played with the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit - Snow Much Thanks... My first play with any card kit so I really enjoyed myself. I made a few cards with this one and would sharing them here this week.

Here it is,

White embossed the stamps(not very visible) and used the spun sugar distress ink . White embossed the sentiment on black cardstock. Die-cut the scalloped border and layered it on the patterned paper from the same kit.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

#69 - Altenew Majestic Blooms


Another card withe the Altenew Majestic Blooms. This is such an amazing stamp set and love the layering effects that Altenew has put into it.

For today's card, I have used my very new Embossing folders from WRMK. Love love love them... The sentiment is from the Simon says Stamp Thanks stamp set. Also, used some enamel accents to finish off the card.

Entering this card
1) The Paper Players - PP328 - A Clean and Simple Challenge from Jaydee

2) Parus Card Making Challenges - Anything Goes

3) CASology - Week 232


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

# 68 - New Year Creative Challenge Begins...


Long time since I posted something on my blog. Was caught up with so many other commitments. First and foremost, Happy New Year to all....

After finishing my Christmas series(which I enjoyed a lot), I got thinking about my next plans for crafting this year and I came up something. I am going to call it my very own Creative Challenge. Well, I am going to be really flexible about it, but going to try and stick to what I have decided as much as possible.

After my Christmas series, I started reorganising my craft area and while doing so realized I have so much of material in stash that I have not used. So, this year I am going to select one thing every week and work on it - be it stamps, dies, stencils,quilling or any new technique... just anything.That does not mean, I wont do anything else. I definetly will. But highlight of the week would be that I chose. I am hoping to be regular about my commitment here but I think there would be some ups and downs. Lets hope I stick to my plan and just do it.

So, to begin I started with the Altenew Majestic Bloom Stamp set and here is my first card with it.

Lots of masking done here. Used the Winnie and Walter Stamps for sentiment.

Entering this card for the :

Happy Anniversary Paru.