Friday, November 18, 2011

Exploding Box Card

Hola Crafters,

After a long time i have sat down to post something. Life is very busy both on work n personal front. Alot of commitments and too little time! Gosh and then i feel time has flown..... last i knew it was Diwali! :|

Diwali exhibitions were good and i had many requests for many handmade things but thanks to my busy schedule i refused all. But there was this one lady who was very insistent to make the magic exploding box for her brother and sister in laws 2nd anniversary! She had seen this card on my stall which Sid loved to show off to all :P. she wanted all elements as they were- the cake, butterfly, tags replaced by pics for the inner flaps :) Hence i agreed to make it for her after all that coaxing. And also since i haven't participated in challenges for long i decided to follow some as well :)

This card is going to participate in the below challenges :)
ICR 12 -  Dots & Stripes with a Tag!
The Ribbon Challenge - Butterflies
Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Exploding Colours
Sugar creek Hollow - Stripes and Dots
Little Claire Designs - Shaped Cards

Ok now for lotsa pic! Enjoy!
I kept the colour combo happy and colourful for a young couple!

This ribbon is from my store - My minds eye :)

Check out the explosion of love!

A close up!

Handmade butterfly with Fiskars stamps coloured with my Tombow Pens and loads of Glossy accents

Side panel 1 - Note card for personal message

Side Panel 2 - Tags!! with initials of the couple and cute Pie Lane Kohinoor flowers!

Side Panel 3 - A die cut from Kaiser craft Pina Colada Collection (Available with me) with Pie Lane Stones.

Side Panel 4 - Doodlebug Die cuts and Wellies and Bellies Rub-ons (Available with me)

And the Center 3D cake. I used Pie Lane Scallop stickers for the cream decoration!! Love it!

My Fav pic!!! I used my heat gun to ensure the butterflies stay on place!

 I would be MIA again as am off to Udaipur for my best frds wedding and then off to Bangalore between 23-25Th for work!!! See u around!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shake it Up!

Hey Hey,

I am back with my next card..... thanks to this DT initiative i was back on my craft desk after my Diwali exhibition...literally :) I totally "Pie-laned" this card!

This was my first try with a shaker card. Its actually very simple but i never found the right kinda glitter to add in the shaker! And then i met Pie Lanes Chunky Glitter :)

Another very ineresting thing was once i was done with this card i realized it works both in the portrait and landscape format. And before i show case my card i wanna let you know that Crafting Queen store now hosts whole lot of Pie Lane Products!! So do send your inquiries and order request at

When you shake it...... the glitter dances all around!

The Pie Lane glitter rose!! My fav!

Kohinoor Flowers and luster stones

Hope you enjoyed this post :)  I have used some pattern papers from DCW Street Lace and All Dressed up, Martha Stewart all around the page border punch, spellbinders die, Acetate for the window and Pie lane products:
-Chunky Glitters
- Kohinoor Flowers
- Luster Stones
- Glitter Metallic Rose
- Stitched button


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ola! and a winner

Hey there......

I wanted to share a quick post before am off for my vacation! Here is the card i made for Tejal :)

And for some happy news. I had a gift for one random commenter on my Blog! Below are the 10 nice ladies who finished the Blog hop with us in random order!

1) Dr.Sonia
2)Cindy de Rosier
6)Neha Jain
7) Hussena
8) Snehal
9) Priya Sondhi

And the winner is......................... drum roll................................

Congrats Piyu...... a little something would be mailed to you once am back!!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Tejal!!

Ola crafters..... remember me..... hope you do.... have been MIA for Donkey years...... one thing after another..... then had my first big exhibition for my craft supplies last sunday...and another one lined up this Sunday!!! Phew!! But..... I had to come and post this if for nothing else.....

A very Happy Birthday Tejal!!

Tejal is our Butterfly and Bling lady and hence a special Blog hop dedicated to this obsession of hers!

She has been one of the few people i got to know when i began blogging and have always found her super helpful. She was also on the ICR team ever so helpful and full of tips and techniques. Though i haven't spoken much with her i do connect with her on a certain level and she feels likes a friend. I greedily follow her blog to stay updated with all the new awesome stuff she make and shares :) Kudos to you lady and for all your loveliness!!

I wish her lotsa love and happy crafty times in life!!......

Here is lil wish for you Tejal :)

Butterfly kisses and Birthday Wishes!!

If you have reached my post from Erums Blog then you are right on track. Please note this blog hop would be on from 22nd October 00:00 hours to 23:59 hours.

Karuna - You are here!!
Priya Sondhi

Please do also hop over to Tejal's Blog and share you good wishes with her!!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Shalini!!

Hey crafters!.. Welcome to our BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP for Shalini! :D

First of all we would all like to wish her a very very Happy Birthday!.. We wish you LOADS and LOADS of craftiness ahead! :)

And CONGRATULATIONS on making it to the ICR DT! :)

Now for the rules:
We have organized the blog hop to celebrate our dear crafter Shalini's {} birthday. She has a unique style of crafting with amazing intricate detailed work on her projects.

So, all you have to do is HOP ALONG! :D

Here's the Blog Hop Order:
Karuna - You are here now!

Leave a comment on each blog and hop on to wish our dear Shalini { } for a chance to win FAB prizes.

Hope you have showered some love at Spardha, Asha's and Chaavi's Blog!! And you are at the right place!

As we celebrate Shalini's birthday with this lovely Blog i have a surprise candy for 1 lucky commenter and its open till 5th October. 1 Random commenter who has followed the blog hop stands a chance to win on my Blog. So please dont skip any blog and shower some love everywhere you go and especially at dear Shalini's Blog!! Make her day real special!

And here are my wishes for you Shalini :) She's a real fun gal and so full of life.... i think this birthday card is just apt for her!! I met her online and then finally in the Gurgaon craft meet and am super excited she is moving to Gurgaon!!! Yeah!! I really like her for her sweet and cheerful nature!! and yes a very mature and caring friend too!

Yes am back with my dress line ;) I love the glitter balls from Pie Lane and the CTMH stamps with these lovely ladies! More coming up soon!

Happy Birthday Shalini!!!

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano, Netabilities Scallop oval die, Martha Stewart butterflies punch

and border punch, Psst! Shimmer spritz -Frost, Fiskars quote stamps, pie lane
CTMH stamps, ribbon from stash


Sunday, September 11, 2011

CAS Cards and new Glaze Pens


I had to try the Sakura Glaze Pens! So i used the peel off stickers i had and tried some shading which i feel didn't come out too well. but its just my fist try!  I loved the look of these. I kept it CAS :)

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano, Peel Off Stickers, Sakura Glaze Pen.
Glitter Borders


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Recycling CD's


In continuation of my last post on Recycled CD Case i also wanted to share the recycling i did with the CD's inside ;)

I made this cute album from A4 double sided design papers that i had got from Kavi ages back n never used them! So i made the inside pages with using my Fiskars circle cutter with 4.5 inch diameter as its fits perfectly :) ( yep u do figure out after few trials )

I kept the CD photo album simple with the plain side stamped with place to write something :)

I am sharing in the below challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Something New


Crafty JC - Recycle Project

Hola Crafters,
Being a top 3 at Crafty JC has been an exhilarating feeling! I did little dance as Khushboo told me about it over a call since I check the blog on and off! Thanks Crafty JC and the DT team for picking me! However knowing that I need to make a DT project on the theme “Recycle” wasn’t really a celebrating moment for me. Coz when you know your project shall be looked with judgment and alota criticality you gotta be good! And this is my first ever DT post so I have tried my best :) Am hoping its worthy of a DT project (Please be kind : ) )

So what I did I recycle? – A CD Case. (PS- I was on vacation whole of last week and bought many old CD’s my mom was about to throw off :P. ) I took out the CD insert and painstakingly took measurements to
cover all Panels. More details with pics.

This Projecy also goes for the Following Challenges -

Freshly Brewed - Something New

365 Cards - So not me

The Base Material used – Before the project

And here is the After of the project pics

This is the cover and I used my Echo Park – For the record papers. I used a Kaisercraft Mannequin (have been dying to use this one) as base added some frill with white net we receive with flower Bouquets. Used a sequin lace for the belt and pulled some individual sequins to bling the dress. The circle die cuts as well as the
sentiment are from a Glossy finish corporate flyer lying at home, its printed on the backside.

The Left side – The PP was stamped on the green side to look like a pretty background. This Panel is a “Reminder/To Do list” with sticky notes.
The Right Side – The same double sided paper again has been stamped and a magnetic snap is stuck behind. All Calendars have the magnetic snap behind the Month name and they just snap to the green panel inside :P

This is the backside with a pocket to keep the remaining calendars. All Calendars have been cut, stamped and heat embossed. The dates are handwritten. The best thing is this pocket provides a support for the case to stand even when its closed so you have the front as a Décor on your table. Once the calendar exhausts you can still use it and snap some magnetic saying to the inside. Talk about long term plans :)
Phew! That’s a long post considering I took 2 days to complete it :)
Hope you all inspired to recycle some old useless item lying around your house if you havn't done so yet! And please do follow all the rules while linking your post as we hate to miss out on your awesome entries! 
So hop over to the Crafty JC Challenge and show some love for Mother Earth!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Not my usual style...

Yep this isn’t really my style and something very new i tried. But I have been looking at my left over wedding cards for over 9 months now and it was high time I do something with them!

It was fun cutting every bit to get the most from the pretty cardstock :) Trust there was hardly anything left after my dissection!

I kept the design minimal. One card with the Ganesh God image is for Diwali (Festival of Indian) while the other has handmade flowers without a sentiment. I just didn’t feel like adding anymore I guessJ. This is a quick post. :) Will be back with more soon!

I am also entering this card for:

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano, Kaisercraft crystal brads, MS Classic Butterfly punch,
recycled wedding invite

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano, Gold Permanent marker, Cuttlebug Lable 1 Die-cut,
recycled wedding invite

This is the original wedding invite:)


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Flutter and Glitter!

Hey there,

With next 3 days off at work am super excited n off to my parents home today at Hyderabad (jumping). Hnce would be MIA for the week :D

After my last post on the bright cards i continues to experiment with happy colours. Unlike me i made a set of 3 cards with similar basic design but different sentiments!

This was quite easy after one blunder of course and super fun too :) I highlighted one butterfly with MS Glitters which looks better than the pic :) Am enjoying playing with vellum since i got the vellum tape runner (available for sale with me :) ) I have glued the extra length inside the card here.

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano, Fiskars stamps, Rhinestones by Kaisercraft

 Martha Stewart iridescent glitters

And as we talk bout flutter i got  a lovely butterfly award from my darling Khushboo.

Though i have written several posts bout myself she still wants me to do this again!! Brrrr.....

There are some rules to follow so here they are:
Answer several questions. Award the 'Butterfly Award' to other bloggers
Contact the bloggers to let them know they have received this award
Put a link to the person who gave you the 'Butterfly Award' in the post..

I'll answer the questions first and then inform everyone who I am passing the award to..!!

Q1) Name your favorite color? Hard to pick but love shades of blue and mauve/purple

Q2) Name your favorite song? Tere Bin Meinu Sone yarr by Rabi Shergill. If you havnt heard this beautiful song click HERE

Q3) Name your favorite dessert? I love all variety of it!! Yum. Of course chocolate tops it followed by Blueberry Cheese cake and most flavours of ice creams. I have a extra pocket in my tummy for desserts even am full to my throat otherwise :P

Q4) What worries you off at the moment? Nothing seriously! But i have my first GD post for Crafty JC Challenge for Septermber and i dont see having any time for it (since am off for next 5 days) and hence coming out with some rubbish under pressure :(

Q5) Your favorite pet? My Guinea Pigs but i love all animals :D dogs n cats welcome too!

Q6) Black or White? BLACK

Q7) Your biggest fear? Losing someone dear to me.

Q8) Best feature? Sorry cant pick one :P LOL!! frds have varied versions but i guess its my chirpiness that makes me lovable (As told by frds n family)... i still cant pick one :P

Q9) Everyday attitude? GET THROUGH! Well with a schedule like mine i need 30 hours to do what i want. So its always to get thru the day trying to finish most of it!

Q10) What is perfection? Nothing is.... but again its how we see a glass half full or half empty :) love see the brighter side of things and it make me and other happy its gotta be perfect :D

Q11) Guilty pleasure? I love collecting perfume and Stilletos! I have lost my count and have no space but still love to add to my collection :)

Q12) When you're upset you? Go into silo mode. I usually wont talk much and sulk alone and then go and hug Sid real tight coz i know that makes everything just fine :)!!!

Phew!! That was long..... hope u guys dont get bored :)

Now here for the awards.... apart from people whom Khushboo already did pass it to :)
  1. Erum - My fav crafter
  2. Juhi - The first blogger i met online
  3. Ujjwal - A very talented lady
  4. Shruti - A budding crafter n a super kewl frd
  5. Nikita - Do check out her awesome quilling work!
  6. Spardha - a very creative Kido!
  7. Shalini - Super sassy chi with very creative work

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quick Cards!

Hey there,

Just wanted to share these quick A5 cards i made with some bright colours :)

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano,Hero Arts stamps, 
 Buttons - Pie Lane

Supplies: Elle Err Fabriano,Hero Arts and Stampendous stamps, 
Kaleidoscope Calypso ink,Rhinestones by Kaisercraft Buttons - Pie Lane
Cuttle bug Square Dies and Embossing Folders



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