Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Every Hobbyist's Dream Come True!

I am sure there is no crafter a.k.a. hobbyist in India who has not heard about Itsy Bitsy (well incase you still haven't, do check out their website here). The Store has to be one of the best things I like about living in Bangalore :P
I have been a regular shopper with them since 2009...their handmade embellishments have been my all time favorites.Another hot favorite of mine is Die Cuts with a View patterned paper stacks - they have a HUGE range
And what I like most about the store is....well of course the sales!!! With offers like 50% off on DCWV paper stacks and handmade boutique elements....who wouldn't?
So when one such awesome sale was announced by Itsy Bitsy to celebrate the opening of their new store at JP Nagar 7th Phase I knew I just had to go even if the place is 30 kms from my place, and I am sure glad I did!
 I was there at the shop, spot on at 10 am on 10th August, the opening day.
I was the first customer to get there, the opening preparations were still ongoing. I got a chance to meet the store's owners Rashmi and Harish Closepet and was pleasantly surprised when they requested me to cut the inaugural ribbon!

As soon as I stepped into the shop, aisle upon aisle of craft goodies beckoned!

I headed straight to the patterned paper rack and picked up 12 stacks of gorgeous DCWV stacks! followed by some handmade paper, Thai paper, tons of embellishments and lots more.

And while I was busy shopping to my heart's content (and burning a BIG hole in my pocket) DH kept our little one busy at the scrapbook workshop.

And here's a glimpse of what I got

So if you are in Bangalore do head out to Itsy Bitsy at JP Nagar for the most amazing deals in craft supplies, the sale is on till 24th August.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Handmade Rakhi cards for 2014

I just searched my blog and discovered that I hadn't made any Rakhi cards in the last couple of years and wouldn't have made any this year too if an old customer hadn't coaxed me into making some. Took me one whole Sunday of playing with colors and handmade patterned papers to come up with these......
All cards come with detachable Rakhis
These are my rakhi cards from previous years

Here's one way you can make your own Rakhi

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Paris Diaries

I am back with a post on my long neglected blog.....some of you must be aware that I am more active on my facebook page, so if you want to catch up on my latest projects do visit it here (be kind and like it too :P). I got back from our vacation to Paris last week.......and my what a visual treat it was!
Enjoying fresh berries at 

Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Gorgeous flea market at Versailles
A pretty underwater themed toilette in a cafe
Kriti had an awesome time going wild in all the big and small parks and playgrounds

I did craft a bit after getting back, but more about that later......
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A card after ages...

 I made a card after more than two months, and whole experience was oh so rewarding! I should do this more often....
Lots of distressing on this one. I created the background by spraying shimmer spray on a broad piece of lace placed on plain white card stock.
Linking upto:

CAS(E) this Sketch #80 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Daughters are so special...

When it comes to scrapbooking I am a complete newbie. There's so much to learn. 
Here's one layout I created, it features my daughter, Kriti when she was 1 and a 1/2.
Even though I like the result I feel that there is a lot of room for improvement, first of all the I believe that the photo should have been bigger and probably a close up shot would look better. What do you think?
Background paper is from DCWV Mariposa stack. The flowers are die-cut - Tim Holtz tattered floral die (regular and jumbo) and colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. The title is an MDF cut I got from Anita. The photo frame is a Silhouette Cameo cut-out.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pink and white

We just got back from a 2 week vacation......and instead of feeling rejuvenated I am exhausted! We visited my parents and my husband's daughter got sick during the trip and we even considered cutting it short.......but things got better eventually and we had a great time.....and now its back to work.
I made this card before we I left.......this is totally inspired by my friend Laura's work.....she designs the most gorgeous wedding invites......check out her work here.
I even made a co-ordinating envelop to go with me card.
Linking upto:
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC131
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First we had each other...

I made this canvas for a friend who had a baby girl recently. The quote was cut using my Silhouette Cameo, the background patterned paper is from DCWV, I added a generous dose of sparkle Mod Podge over the entire love love the shimmer :)
I also added a customized photo frame (yup you guessed it the baby's name is Saannvi ;) )  to complete my handmade gift set.

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