Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Divij - customised Baby Boy First Year Scrapbook

Hello There!

I have finished all my projects for the year before October and now taking a break. Apt time to work on editing all previous projects. Starting with this super super and elaborate Baby Boy Scrapbook that actually has been my most challenging memory book with just too many pics and details to be captured per page. Hence, it has several pockets, flip flaps and other interactive elements. It totally had around 16 pages and became quite bulky at the end of the process so i sourced a specially sized box which was decorated as well. Its a picture heavy post :)

Here is what Minal had to say after seeing the Scrapbok for baby Divij

"Divij's first year memories mean a lot to me and I wanted to treasure them in nothing but the best. When I heard of CQ n saw the work, my expectations were set high... But this book surpasses all of it.

Karuna, you have created a beautiful book - am so glad I got a chance to get u to work on it. I love each and every page of this book. I have been drooling over it since I laid my hands on it. Love the soft color tones that has been used. I know you had to put in a lot of effort to accommodate all of the material I gave u to fit in each page. I really want to thank u for understanding n taking care of my emotions n feelings associated with this book so well."

The Box cover

The Scrapbook fits perfectly inside!

The paper does all the talking!

Side view of the spine of the album

Page 1: First Glimpse of Baby

Page 2: The babies arrival and tiny details captured.

The flip flap album holds more pics and details and side pocket for baby's nails, baby band, birth certificate and more

Page 3: Stay in the hospital with details about the doctors who helped and more info inside.

Page 4: Family Visiting the Hospital. Flip flap book opens for more pics.

Page 5: Pics with close family and welcome

Page 5: The door opens for more :)

Page 6: Memorable Firsts captured in a waterfall album

Page 7: Special moments dated and captured.

Page 8: Celebrations in the first year

Flip Flap pages to captures all the festivals.

Page 9: Celebrations in the first year continued.

Page 9: Celebrations in the first year continued

Page 10-11: Capturing the baby's growth month after month. When you open the flap you have space to write special journaling notes

Page 10-11: Capturing the baby's growth month after month. When you open the flap you have space to write special journaling notes

Page 12-13: Just some fun pages for all the cute pics taken over the year. Special dedication to Mom and Dad

Page 12-13: Just some fun pages for all the cute pics taken over the year. Special dedication to Mom and Dad

Page 14-15: Baby turns One! Oh What fun!

Page 14-15: Baby turns One! Oh What fun!

Page 14-15: Baby turns One! Oh What fun! Messages from family members

 Page 16: Records and charts

Handmade by me :)

And as promised here is the complete video in action.

thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Soccer Theme Party Decor and Cake Table

Hello Everyone

Am really excited to share the recent Theme Party Decor I had worked on. Manika came back to me this year too for her son's birthday party ideas! Last year we had worked on a Superhero theme and she was keen to work with me again. I was really happy to know that my work was so very appreciated and trusted. so the theme this year was Soccer with Messi as the main attraction and we stuck with a white and blue theme. After alot of brainstorming i came up with several ideas to create part decor and cake table decor. Several other items were created to match the theme as well. It was a lot of hard work which paid off beautifully.

Manika had very kind words to share about this project. Thanks Manika!

"If you need to plan a birthday for your loved one and make it special for the audience as well as the person whose birthday it is then I would defnitely recommend you go to Karuna. She has very interesting ideas, is particular about her quality and is a thorough professional. I have been wowed both times that i have been to her and will gladly recommend people to go try her out. Thanks a ton Karuna...."

So here are all the pics from the venue!

 The main entrance was through a lawn so I created a welcome banner! How cool is that!

Along with the balloons I made some pom poms in white and blue which were placed on the trees and plans around.


Inside the hall I created this cute banner that shouted Goal along with paper fans matching the theme!


Here are some paper fans for the entrance to the main hall. The center was designed to carry the birthday boy's name - Shiv and some had Messi on it!
The table centers were also desinged and hand cut. It had a Messi Jersey plus several other cordinating littel cut outs along with helium balloons



This is the backdrop created for the cake table. The Banner was designed with cordinating paper fans!

The Cake table was designed to be fun and exciting. Since Manika was keep to replicate the Super Hero Lollypops Idea from last party I suggested to have two small stadium stands with T shirts on sticks with hidden chocolate bars! :) 

Am it did turn out exactly the way I had imagined! the center area was kept for the cake.

and here is the final cake table with the backdrop.


some additionalswere cordinating thank you notes for the return gifts

food picks to add to the fun theme. I also created customsied menu play ards but unfortunately lost the pics. u can see a little glimpse on the top with the football though....


and that's me after sweating it all out! but totally happy!  

thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear your feedback.

In case you wish to get a customised party decor please do email me -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blog Hop | Getting to know me

Blogging after real long since august has been my vacation month! Yes I had 2 breaks. Woo hoo! a short one with the besties and hubby at Pondicherry and next we were off to Ladakh! My dream vacation that we had been planning over 4 years!

am a day late in posting and I am totally sorry Nikita :| but like i said am gonna do it! :D

So Nikita from Infinite Emotions invited me to this 'Getting to know me' blog hop. She has shared her answers on her blog here.  Please do visit her awesome Blog!

So Nikita asked me to join this fun Blog Hop long ago (literally). Usually I would give it a pass but I didnt wanna say a No to her! Nikita is my go to friend :D

So I know Nikki for almost 4 years now. She came to me as a client when I used to sell Craft supplies via Crafting Queen Craft Store. Though it began as just a client talk we were soon talking things about how to craft, what to crafts, product talks and then to wassup and hows life. I still dont remember how and when we became good friends and started talking things apart from crafting. I found her a very happy go lucky yet a practical person. Like me, she is all black and white with no grey areas to be misunderstood. I love her bold and fun attitude and that gave me another reason to ask her to join the Design team when we started back in March 2012. Ever since, we have chatted, discussed blog and website work, gossiped, laughed at crazy crafty things we did and made several plans to meet. Yep, we havn't met yet but I know her enough to hug her when i do!  Am so glad I know u Nikki! you have been a wonderful friend :)

This Blog Hop asks me 4 questions. Now am totally out of writing so I will try my best to be as clear as I can.

What Am I working on?

Crafting Queen
Like many of you know I share my creative work here on this Blog along with some pics on my Fb Page. I have just completed a full-fledged customized birthday theme party decor last sunday. And I have to get back on a very very very tiring detailed Baby Boy book that's lying half undone. You will know what i mean when i finally get to share it. Its a 16 page large format Scrapbook that I need to close within next 7-10 days! Boy am scared of deadlines now!
My website actually takes away a lot of my time and effort to ensure we deliver the best quality craft supplies and keeping the crafty world super happy! I am making my long term plans to expand my business and hoping to see that day come soon.

2. How does my craft work differ from others of the same genre?

Am not sure how I can classify my work as it really doesn't fit well in any genre in particular. But I will try and explain what I do. I love working with paper pads in general and enjoy making Memory books and Scrapbooks the most. I prefer happy prints and am not much inclined towards florals. I follow my own creative lead when making Scrapbook pages and try to be as detailed as possible. I enjoy making interactive Scrapbooks with hidden journaling or tags or even pics! Maybe I am Scrapbooker per say!
My Second favourite thing to work on is theme party decor! It's something that allows me to come up with some fun ways to make parties full of life!

Here are some of my Scrapbook Pages

And some from the Party supplies

3. Why do I write/create?

Like I said am not much of a writer anymore. There was a time I loved to write poems and essays and even blogged in general but off late with so much to do already writing really has taken back seat and I miss it at times. Recently along with my husband a new chapter began in writing. We call it Name Place Animal Thing. With this blog we expect to share our passion for what we love. Its about things we enjoy doing, places we loved travelling to, food that makes our tummy grumble and of course, our pets!

I Create because that's what I was meant to do. I have spent my entire childhood imagining to be a creative person. I lost it somewhere as I grew up in a rush to be something the society made me feel more apt about. After being 6 years in a corporate 9-5 job and crafting as a hobby, I took a very difficult decision to give up the comfortable salary and slog day and night to be financially independent as a paper craft artist and entrepreneur. Though its still a struggle I love what I do as the appreciations and smiles received for the work done gives me a real high! 

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

I will stick with only crafting at this point :)
I wish I could boast about how organized I am but I cant. I am a multi-tasker and more than often am doing 2-3 things in a go. However, I have also taken up maintaining an organizer to take down notes when receiving a custom order from a client. I am very finicky when it comes to perfection. And i expect to know the details to a level that will ensure I am able to deliver close to the clients expectation. So ask several questions, take notes, take a day to plan the creative dashboard and then while working i change the route several times as theory never matches the practicals! Sometimes, am inspired by the beautiful work i see on pinterest from other crafters and several times I try to do something new so that i am not bored myself! I do love experimenting with craft supplies and do things that make my work stand out as unique and memorable.

Yep, thats it. I haven't written down so much ever since.... wait... i dont even rem! :D

Now I had to tag 2 people but looks like am really late so almost everyone I asked was already a part of this hop. So I have just one person to Tag now

Kripa Koushik

I got to Kripa through her beautiful entries as a regular participant at Blog. I followed her work and enjoyed seeing her creation and soon I realized she would be a wonder design team member. Kripa was very excited and supportive to be on the team even though she puts up in the aussie land. But the distance didnt make a difference thanks to the www! I have got to know Kripa over the last few months as a warm, helpful and very humble person. She is multi talented and I just adore her mixed media work and layouts.

You can visit and check her amazing work at her blog HERE

do come back on 1st September to see a direct link to her post!

and thanks to Nikita to get me back to writing :). and am sorry about the delay friend :)



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