Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Summer Blog Candy Giveaway

Guess What?????

RRR are having a Summer Blog Candy Giveaway!Isnt that awesome!

Lots of great ribbons, trims, adhesives and embellishments along with a Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Tablet. Do Hop over to their Blog to get a chance to win! Here is sneak pic at what you can win!!

The Blogoversary Giveaway will be opened until 12:59 PM EDT on Friday, 6/17.  The winner will be announced on this blog sometime on Saturday, 6/18.  


Less is More.... for sure :)

Hi Crafters,

I have been itching to share my latest card with you which i specially created for the "Less is More" challenge - Pick a Square (I picked a rectangle to match with the stamp shape). I have always wanted to try out a clean and simple card as i love going over board always :) Also i got to use one of my latest Inkadinkado Stamps that went so well for this silhouette look i longed for. I totally loved the outcome.... more like these are on my list!

Supplies: Elle Ere Fabriano!, Decor Embossing Powder, 
Crea8tive Embossing pad, Inkadinkado Clear Stamps


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just a note!

Today i as went by all the new updates i actually felt blessed to have a Blog and have known you all. How many times do we tell each other how they have been an inspiration for us? All of us have something unique but Blogland helps us to teach and guide each other. Imagine an isolated world of crafting! (Shiver running down the spine) :P Am lucky to have known you!

So Ladies thank alot for being there.... complimenting my good work and teaching to be better when i kinda mess up and always encouraging to reach for the stars. You all rock.

And here's a lil something for all of you :)

 Supplies: Elle Ere Fabriano!, Decor Embossing Powder, 
Paper Ribbon made using MS Punch,Inkadinkado Clear Stamps


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Black is Back!

Am i on a Marathon ;) not really but why miss the chance to make a card.

I had this beautiful double sided PP from My minds Eye for over an year. I loved the pattern but couldn't get to use it all along. After i got my first Black card stock from Fabriano i tried my 'First' Black base card. Yes - first!

Just a simple card. My DH totally loved it so i guess it fits as a card for men too. Or is the butterfly not too macho? :P What do you think?

Am entering the card for the following challenges :)

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

A Spoon full of Sugar - Things with Wings (my butterfly :) )

Bearly Mine Challenges - Die cuts and Lace

Die Cutting Diva - Its a celebration

Supplies: Elle Ere Fabriano!, Decor Embossing Powder, Ribbon from Rak,
Rhinestones. Stampendous Clear Stamps, PP from My Minds eye, Nestability Scallop Die.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Something New..


Its been quite sometime that i tried something new.I have been looking at youtube every now and then and just been amazed with the possibilities of new things we can make with the existing craft supply. Talk bout being frugal ;)

I had seen these flowers made from Nestabilities Scalloped Dies and i thought bout giving it a shot. And i think i kinda passed. I have just run the die cuts through my CB and did some distressing with contrasting colours on either sides. Since i so loved the orange i wanted to highlight it and keep the blue as a background. So i added some stamping in Distress Inks Faded Jeans with my new Inkadinakdo Stamps to create a background on the lovely Fabriano sheet. The Bling ribbon has been lying in stack like forever... finally it saw the daylight ;) And my fav rhinestones :) What say?

This card goes for the following Challenges :)

My Time to Craft Chalenge - Use a Die Cut


Crazy challenges - 1+2+3 (1 Bling Ribbon, 2 colours, 3 Rhinestones)

There is Magic in the air : Make your own Flowers

Supplies: Elle Ere Fabriano!, Distress Inks, Ribbon from Rak,
Rhinestones. Inkadinakdo Clear Stamps



ICR Dhin Chak Dhin n for Kavi!


The heat has taken a a toll on me. Am falling sick every 3rd day here.... yes am new to Delhi heat :( So i got back to card making to distract myself. what would be better than a challenge card.

At ICR we have a Photo Challenge running and the key theme is to make it all blingy!! My inspiration was the bright hues and i picked yellow as the base and yes the handmade flowers as embellishment.The glitter strip were made using a tape runner and MS glitters (another handmade effort here for a background). I totally love it! I also used my new Heat Gun from my Crafting Queen Store to fix it permanently at speed 1. Thats the good part... its has 2 speed controls...talk bout multi taskers ;) Bad news is a month back my Marvy Ulcida heat gun died!! I don't know why and how but am glad i finally have a heat gun with Indian power settings!!

Ok back to my card. I added some purple to tone down all the bling embossed with with my CB and patted with with Distress Ink to enhance the design.. The Flowers are handmade and repeatedly embossed with clear embossing powder to add the shine.

Heres my card :) Sorry about the poor photo quality. The card does look brighter in reality

Supplies: El Erre Fabriano, Embossed sheet in Cuttele bug,
Handmade spiral flowers, Old Cloth Tag for sentiment, Inkadinkado Stamps

A Closer look at the embossed flowers made with patterned papers.

Stamped Watermark Pad and Embossed with Black Embossing Powder

I am also entering this card for Kavi's Guest Challenge. I loved the flowers taught by Anita and they are on my to do list for now :)


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Winner of "Just Heat embossing Challenge"


MIA :( no time to make anything new. As most of you know about my new venture at the Crafting Queen Store am actually so booked with time!

for those who dont... i will be importing all branded goods and all stuff we keep making a wish list for. Best part is these would quite close to the US retail price :) Reason to smile. It is for me for sure. Am happy am able to do it for all of us! I hope i get some blessings :)

If you would like to be added in my mailing list to know about my new stock, updates and discount then quickly mail me at orders@craftingqueen.in. I also have a catalogue for now. You can mail me if you are interested to take a look :)

Ok back to the challenge! Firstly a BIG THANK U to all my lovely friends who did participate!! (((Big Hug)))

I loved all the card and it was kinda tough to pick a winner but thanks to my new blog friend who helped me select one. We both agree that the winner followed the Challenge theme very strictly :)

And the winner is!!!!

Piyu as we all lovingly know her is a excellent Quiller. One of my fav artist. And its totally amazing to see the speed at which she has picked up card making, stamping and now embossng! Congrats Piyu. You card was gorgeous. You totally stuck with the theme :) Please send me a mail so that i can send u some love :)

And thanks once again to all who came up with the lovely cards. They were all very pretty :)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!!

Dear Bloggies

It was a beautiful month and what an amazing response to the candy. I had 40 eager participants and many new faces which was lovely. Made new friends! As promised i will add some more goodies to the candy and i hope the winner displays what she gets on her blog as well for all of you to see.

Am really excited to announce the winner now. But before i do that just a quick update - This Blog candy was dedicated to Mom and hence the last day for the participation was Mothers Day. Keeping that in mind i called Mom and requested her to select a number between 1 to 40. It was a bit difficult to explain her a blog candy but she was excited to pick the number for a raffle and she has picked the number 39 which she considers lucky for herself. And the comment that coincides with this number is.....:drumroll:

Neelam said...

Have done all steps mentioned above to make me eligible for this candy. I am complete amateur compared to beautiful crafters around, but I am sure your candy will definetly help me pursue my recently rekindle passion for crafts.Do visit my blog http://kreativehobbycrafts.blogspot.com and give your valuable suggestions. Looking forward to receive this candy.

 Congrats Neelam!!!

Please send me a mail at orders@craftingqueen.in with your complete address and phone number within a week to claim this price else a new winner will be picked!

Also Neelam is new to blog land so i would love it if all of you can give her a warm welcome and check her blog :)

Thank you all so much for participating.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Boy Scrapbook Album

Dear Crafters,

Am very excited to finally share my Baby Scarpbook Album!! This is my first attempt with a scrapbook for a baby so please be gentle on me. I want to thank Mallika  for sending me a lovely blog candy with things of my choice. She sent me pretty die cuts from her SD and saved me alota trouble....do u see the pretty clouds and border cuts and the cute flowers with glitters (written Joy within)...oh ya the handmade spiral roses too which i added glitter to...and cute duck and baby bottle.... its all Mallika on the cover page!! And Thanks to Jaya too!! She sent me very cute felt animals long back in a candy i won.... and i finally used them in the right place!! And Spardha for the beaded flower on the cover page!

I handed it over the scrapbook to its cute lil owner - KRISHIV and the mommy (my very dear friend) was absolutely awed by it. Am really looking forward to see this album with Krishiv's pics in it. Hubby darling was very modest to take lovely snaps and this blog is gonna be loaded with them.... so without further adieu here is the album......drumrolllllllllllllllll :)

Warning: the post is very heavy on pictures!! Keep Scrolling :) Click on any picture to enlarge and view details.

BTW: the Blog Candy winner would be announced soon tooo..... keep an eye if u r the lucky one :)

Cover Page

Baby Details

Pics of new born and with Mom Dad

Pics with the Family with Message tags for family member to write some love for Krishiv!

More General pics and insert Page for some favourite baby activities. Can be used to insert extra pics too

Growing up pictures over the first 1 year and 1st Birthday Celebration Picture.

Last Page - with my and Krishiv's initials : 'K'

Here are some cute close up that i really loved. - thanks dear Hubby for making it look so pretty with your Cam ;)


Crafting Queen Store Blog Candy!

The Blog Candy Post will stay on top till May 8th. Please scroll down for my latest updates

Yes you read it right! Its time for a candy :) Many reasons to begin with. I missed my blogversary last Dec busy honeymooning :), crossed 100 posts on my blog and duh! didn't realise it too, opened my own online Craft Store in Feb and yes INDIA won the world cup yesterday and if u let me go on i have way many reasons be to be happy for now :)

I really thank my blog friends for their support to my store. I hope you have enjoyed shopping at the store and if you haven't I look forward to your first purchase!!

So here is a candy celebrating "The Crafting Queen Store" which is worth more than Rs.2000!! I will run the candy until May 8th - That's Mothers day.

The Candy Includes:
  1. An inspiring book from Making Memories on Home Decor with fresh collection of Home Decor ideas that let you take your scrapbooking to your living area. 
  2. Li'l Davis Major QT Rub-ons Book- Alphabet & numbers Lower Case...spiral note book keeps it organized for cards, scrapbooking, crafts
  3. Cre8tive Large Ink Pad in Gold
  4. Inkadinkado Autumn Leaves stamps set
  5. Petaloo Dazzlers - Glittering Flowers, With the tin container. In Fuschia/Blue/Green/Yellow. Sparkle and shine while you create with these dazzling flowers. Suitable for Paper crafts embellishments. Scrapbooking , cards, bags etc.
I might add more things in time to come  :)

I'll keep the rules simple. The idea of this candy is for you to have a chance to experience my stores products :) And help me spread the word of Scrapbook and Craft tools available in India :) something i looked forward to 1.5 years ago :)

So here is what you gotta do
  1. Follow me here and on my Craft Store
  2. Like me on Facebook - this is not compulsory but i would love it if you do :)
  3. Display my Craft store Badge (Pick from the side) on your blog and if you are not able to then you may display the Blog Candy pic on your side bar with a link to my Blog and also have shout box!
  4. Since Mr. Linky aint working PLEASE ensure you do leave a comment below to let me know you have done all of it :) 
And if you have some feedback for me i would be happy to hear it out! :)

Easy peasy. 


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kavi's Colouring challenge

This post is specially dedicated to Kavi's colouring challenge. Kavi is super talented and her creative is beyond imaginations. I had actually learnt a bit about colouring from her tutorial and it relly helped me overcome my fear and try out some colouring too!! I have been telling you about the baby album right? So i did this cute duck image and added to the album page.... this page stands out from rest :) I will post the complete album later.... Kavi thanks for teaching me how to colour :) I have used my water based steadlers for colouring the big ducjie :)

Here's the page :)


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Anniversary Card


What a lovely weather we are having today at Delhi!! It rained a day ago and the after effects look fab!! Just makes you forget work and have some fun. :) I hope it keeps the sun away few more days, 41 degrees of heat is quite unbearable considering am not used to the Delhi heat. Ok here's a long post i have with some tips and update on the challenge running on my blog but first the card with the coordinating envelop :)

I am entering it for the following Challenges:
Paper take weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty creations challenges - Anniversary
Craft your passion challenges - Anything Goes
Kaboodle doodles - I's the B's knees (Bling, Butterfly)
Divas by design challenge - Anything Goes

So here's a card i made for a very special couple my husband i know. I made this card in 2 hours which is a record for me, considering i take a lota time planning. Maybe i had an idea about the colours and the look which made it easy. I have been putting an extra effort off late to use left over PP and other die cuts lying around. Wait till you see the baby scrapbook i have been working on since last 1 month!!! Yes it took me that long :) But all the effort was totally worth it. Will upload it by this weekend if Hubby dear agrees to click nice and clear pics by then :)

So the background has been stamped with leaves from a bigger stamp you see on the envelop. You have to be careful to not let the colour spill to the rest of the stamp :) So this is a tip to use a part of a bigger stamp if you ever wish to :) I have also embossed it with some pastel dark green colour to give a smooth finish. Some distressing on the PP which have been punched with MS.I have used the hand-made flower which i had made long back along with left over punched butterflies and lotsa Bling. Doesn't it look gorgeous?

I used a Left over oval scallop die cut, distressed it with sme Memento inks and did a hand written sentiment using my new embossing Pen. Another tip is on using the Embossing Pen. Its my new fav! Its perfect tool to doodle and write your own sentiments when you don't have the right stamp or image. Not just that its also useful to cover up the missing part of stamped images when the stamping(with watermark/embossing pad) doesn't happen well in the first go. So after you finish the heating you can doodle freehand on the missing areas and re-do the embossing powder sprinkle and heat it. I did so in the Mother's day card when the flowers petals were missing in between due to less pressure in certain areas while stamping with the watermark. Hope this helps you in your next attempt at Heat embossing.

Don't forget i have a challenge for "Making a Card with only Heat Embossing" running till 20th May!



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